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 THE LEADING WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA
VOL. V, NO. 24
HAZELTON. B. C. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1916
PRICE $2.00 A YEAR
EXCELLENT REPORT OF
HAZELTON HOSPITAL
Emerging from a trying year
with its record for service and
efficiency enhanced, the management of Hazelton Hospital met
the Patrons of the institution at
the annual meeting on Tuesday
evening with a report that surprised and gratified all who attended.
The meeting was held in St.
Andrew's Hall, and there was a
good number present. R. S. Sargent, the Patrons' representative
on the advisory board, was in the
chair. The report, as presented
by Dr. H. C. Wrinch, medical
superintendent of the Hospital,
showed that the institution,
beginning the year 1915 with a
deficit of $260.84, succeeded in
reducing expenditure for the
year to $12,727.56, while the
receipts totalled $13,271.58, thus
leaving a cash balance on hand
of $544.02
The indebtedness of the institution is approximately $2,500,
against which Dr. Wrinch shows
income earned, but not received,
of $1,320.00; collectible accounts
and subscriptions, $800, and cash
$544.02.
Assets total over $33,000, so
that the financial position of the
Hospital is beyond question. It
was stated, however, that necessary repairs would call for a larger expenditure during the present year, and that the revenue
must be increased if the management is to make as good a showing in its next report.
A remarkable record of service
is given in the report, although
the attendance of patients, as
anticipated, was reduced. There
were 207 patients, of whom 173
were discharged cured, 10 discharged improved, 8 discharged
unimproved, 4 passed away and
12 remained under treatment.
The percentage of mortality for
the year, 1.93, is a figure of
which the staff may well be
proud.
Rev. J. H. Arnup,of the Methodist mission board, was the
principal speaker of the evening,
expressing a high opinion of the
efficiency of the hospital, which
he attributed to the personality
of Dr. Wrinch. Other speakers
were R. S. Sargent, who was
unanimously re-elected Patrons'
representative, and Rev. C. A.
Mitchell. A brief concert program, in which Mrs. MacKay,
Mrs. Hamblin, Miss W. Soal and
H.H.Phillips participated,followed the business meeting, and the
serving of light refreshments by
the ladies brought a very successful occasion to a pleasant close.
PRESSURE ON GERMANY IS ACUTE
PAPERS ADMIT PROVISIONS ARE SCARCE
-SEVERE FIGHTING IN FRANCE CONTINUES
London: While the newspapers
of Germany are telling the people
that the Kaiser's armies are
gaining victory, the fact that
Germany is actually on the verpe
of starvation is daily becoming
more apparent. This conclusion
must be arrived at from reports
of actual conditions related in the
German press.
Paris: There is no diminution
of activity between the French
and German forces in the Artois
region, where heavy fighting has
been in progress for some time.
Northwest of Vimy the French
troops recaptured trenches that
had been taken by the enemy,
white near Neuville St. Vaaste
we retook a crater which had
been occupied by  the Germans.
Washington: The disposition
of the British steamer Appam,
which was brought into Hampton
roads by a German prize crew,
has been decided upon and will be
announced later. The indications
are that the vessel will be permitted to remain indefinitely in
American waters as a prize of
the Germans, under the Prussian
American treaty.
London: Rumors that Lord
Northcliffe, proprietor of the
Times, has become reconciled to
the government, which has been
freely criticised by his papers,
are now followed by talk of offering the journalist a position in
the cabinet.
London: According to Saloniki
advices, Greek officers have been
told by Bulgarian officers that
the units of the latter were
shortly to be transferred to the
Roumanian frontier.
Berlin: The Kaiser has bestowed the highest military decoration on the commander of
the raiding Zeppelin squadrons
and has distributed iron crosses
among the crews.
Petrograd: Assim Bey, Turkish ambassador to Persia,and the
Austrian military attache have
been captured near Keredji by
Russian Cossacks.
Victoria: Advices from Ottawa
are to the effect that three British
Columbia battalions will be included in the fourteen corps which
will go to England as soon as
transportation can  be provided.
London: The Belgian legation
declares that reports of recent
German peace proposals to Belgium are without foundation.
LOCAL AND DISTRICT
NEWS PARAGRAPHS
Nels Green was in from his
Kispiox ranch on Tuesday.
W. W. Perry, operator at First
Cabin,spent the weekend in town.
L. D. Sholty, of South Bulkley,
was among the  week's visitors.
Rev. Mr. Frank, of Smithers,
was in town for a day or two
this week.
A Red Cross whist drive will
be held in the schoolhouse on the
evening of March 10.
Dr.Badgero is leaving for New
Hazelton, where he will spend a
few days before returning to
Smithers.
The 102nd North British Columbia Battalion has for its badge
a maple leaf on which is an Indian's head.
The G. T. P. appears to have
had less trouble than any of the
other transcontinental lines during the storms of the last few
weeks.
Rev. J. H. Arnup.of the Methodist mission board, has been
visiting the various Indian missions of the Methodist Church in
this district.
J. A. Thorne, who has charge
of construction on the Yukon
Telegraphs, left on Thursday for
an inspection trip over the line
from Hazelton to Atlin.
H.Acton,formerly of the Royal
Bank staff in Hazelton, has obtained a commission in an English regiment.     He was unable
to pass the eyesight test for the
Canadian forces.
The list of members of Hazelton Agricultural and Industrial
Association, which will hold an
annual fair at Hazelton. is being
completed for transmission to the
agricultural department. Intending signers have only a few days
to get their names on the roll.
MANY LAUGHS IN
FORTHCOMING COMEDY
Patriotic Func
Following  is a
Stat
ement  of
amounts   collected
at
various
points  in  the  district
from the
inception of the Fund (September
1914) to date:
Hazelton
$2,625.30
Bulkey Valley District
1,200.00
Smithers
518.75
New Hazelton
287.96
Lome Creek .
116.25
Kitwangar
106.25
Pacific
85.00
Kispiox Valley
61.50
Babine
54.00
Skeena Crossing
32.60
Haguelget
32.60
Cedarvale
25.50
Bank Interest
30.78
Total Collections
$5,175.28
The figures for Hazelton do not
include amounts contributed by
Dominion employees which are
paid through the federal departments.
Methodist Church
Rev. W. M. Scott will preach
tomorrow evening on the subject:
"A Chapter of Miracles"
All are cordially invited.
Many amusing situations develop in  the delightful comedy
"What   Happened   to   Jones",
which is to be presented in As-
[seembly Hall on Feb. 25,  in  aid
i of Hazelton Hospital.     A glance
'at the array of talent which  fol-
! lows will convince the most sceptical that the performance is in
! capable hands, and that two and
! a half hours of enjoyment will be
experienced  by  all  who attend
the play.
Cast of Characters
Jones, who travels for a hymn book
house-H. H. Phillips
Ehenezer Goodby, a professor of
anatomy   E. A. Donohoe
Anthony Goodby, D.D., Bishop of
Ballarat -W. M. Scott
Richard Heatherby, engaged to
Marjorie -W. F. Brewer
Thomas Holder, a policeman���
H. F. Glassey
William Bigbee, an inmate of the
sanatorium -J. R. Fuller
Henry Fuller, keeper of the
sanatorium���H. F. Glascey
Mrs. Goodby, Ebenezer's wife-
Mrs. H. Harris
Cissy, Ebenezer's ward-Mrs. Hamblin
Marjorie, " daughter Mrs. MacKay
Minerva,    " "      ���    Miss Smith
Aloina Starlight, Mrs. Goodby's
sister���Miss A. Colwill
Helma, a Swedish servant girl-
Miss Ward
RUPERT TEAM COMING
FOR THREE GAMES
Monday evening's train is to
bring the Prince Rupert hockey
team to Hazelton, their expenses
being guaranteed by the local
fans. Buck Irwin's men took
two of three games played on
Hazelton's last visit to the coast
city, and the boys are determined
to reverse that score in the coming series. The first game will
be played on Monday evening at
8:30, the second on Tuesday evening at 8, and the final match on
Wednesday afternoon at 3:30, as
the visitors will have to take the
train which leaves at 4:48 on
Thursday morning.
There should be a good attendance at the three games. Rink
Manager McDougall intends to
have the ice in first-class condition, and some fast play is to be
looked for.
Red Cross Tea
On Thursday afternoon, Feb. 17,
during the hours from 3 to 5, a
committee of the following ladies,
Mrs. MacKay, Mrs. Burrington,
Mrs. Sealy, Mrs. Reid, Mrs. Cline,
Mrs Kirby and Mrs. Anderson
will serve tea in St. Andrew's
Hall, in aid of the Red Cross, at
the usual charge of 25 cents.
There will be games and a short
program in the way of entertainment.
Everybody come and spend an
enjoyable afternoon. Gentlemen
also welcome.
British Columbia mines have
returned ten per cent of their
production in profits.
Two Zeppelins were lost near
Aph, in Hainault. One struck a
tree top and the second was
brought down by a French airman.
London has the best   health
record of any European capital.
Lieut. Ponder Writes
Sub.-Lieut. Ponder, formerly a
constable here, is now attached
to H.M.S. Excellent, and writes
to Chief Constable Minty that he
is very proud to be connected
with "the finest service in the
world," and that the navy is full
of confidence in the outcome of
the big scrap which is expected.
Lieut. Ponder has taken a course
in gunnery, and expects to be
detailed as a spotting officer. He
sends his regards to his friends
in Hazelton, and says: "If all
places were doing their bit as
well as that fine, sporting little
town, believe me, the British
Empire would be better off."
Coining Events
Feb. 14���Hockey Match, Prince Rupert vs. Hazelton, 8:30 p.m.
Feb. IS -Hockey Match, Prince Ru"
pert vs. Hazelton, 8 p.m.
Feb. 16���Hockey Match, Prince Rupert vs. Hazelton, 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 17-Red Cross Tea,St. Andrew's
Hall, 3 to 5 p.m.
Feb. 25���Comedy, "What Happened
to Jones", by amateur players.in aid of
Hazelton Hospital.
Feb. 29���Leap Year Hull,in Assembly
Hall, under the auspices of Hazelton
Athletic Association.
March 10 Whisi Drive in aid of Red
Cross, in Schoolhouse, 8 p.m.
March 17���Grand Concert for the
benefit of the Canadian Patriotic Fund. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1910
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 British 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. V.
Saturday, February 12, 1916.
No. 24
IF YOU CAN'T FIGHT, YOU CAN PAY.
Canadians who are debarred from serving the British cause in
an active capacity should count it a privilege to contribute their
share of the money which is no less necessary to success in the war
than the battalions which are being so willingly raised. It may
fairly be said of the people of Hazelton that they are cheerfully
meeting their war obligations. Few communities in Canada have
sent more men to the front in proportion to population, and we
know of none which, in proportion to its means, has contributed
larger sums for patriotic purposes. That this record will be
maintained until the end of the war is not to be doubted.
There are three funds which especially call for contributions.
First in importance is the Canadian Patriotic Fund, which undertakes
the maintenance of the families and dependants of our men on
active service. Government Agent Hoskins is district treasurer of
the Fund and will gladly receive subscriptions. Monthly contributions are especially desired, in order that the constant demands
upon the Fund may be met.
The care of sick and wounded soldiers is the province of the
Canadian Red Cross, and a very large amount of money is required
to maintain the wonderfully efficient ambulance and hospital
service which is the pride of that institution. The local Branch of
the Red Cross, of which Mrs. Reid is secretary and H. H. Little
treasurer, is doing excellent work,but requires additional funds for
the purchase of materials.   Contributions will be welcomed.
The Soldiers' Aid,a local organization under the auspice:-, of the
provincial Returned Soldiers' Commission, has assumed the task of
finding employment for returned soldiers from this district, and of
supplying those at the front with such comforts as tobacco, reading
matter, clothinjr, etc. Over sixty men are on the list, and in order
that its work may be carried on the committee asks contributions.
R. E. Allen is secretary-treasurer.
We recommend these organizations to the generosity of the
people of the district.
WILL AID FARMERS
with a corresponding scarcity  in
Owing to the heavy drain upon
ate a suitable person who will be
directed to accompany this representative and assist him as far
as possible in buying and shipping the animals.
Persons wishing to take advantage of this offer should make
full arrangements with the Live
Stock Commissioner as to place
and time of purchase before
sending out their representative.
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 Com-
pany.
Battalion,   Regiment    (or
other unit), Staff appointment or Department.
Canadian Contingent.
British Expeditionary
Force.
Army Post Office, London
England.
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations, such as brigades,
divisions, is strictly forbidden,
and causes delay.
(e)
(f)
(g)
(hj
Modern mining methods have
made it profitable to reopen a
nickel mine in Norway that was
abandoned half a century ago.
"WATER ACT, 1914."
Before the Board of Investigation.
In the matter of Peace River and all
its tributaries within the Province of
British Columbia, including Black
Jack Gulch, Finlay River, Germansen
Creek, Germansen Lake, Lost Creek,
Lost Lake, Lyon Creek, Manson or
Sawmill Creek, Manson River, Mill
Creek, Mosquito Gulch, Omineca
River, Parsnip River, Quartz Creek,
Silver Creek. Tom Creek, Vital
Creek, and Whittier Creek.
IN BUYING STOCK other parts. During the past
year hundreds of young cattle
[ from our prairie provinces have
the live stock of the various war-1 Kone to the United States as
ring countries of Europe, they I stackers and feeders. These
have been forced to go abroad for j should have been kept at home,
supplies. The longer the War particularly the females. Sections
lasts the greater will be this 0f the west are reported as being
demand. Moreover, when peace ,;��� neefj 0f R00(j draft horses.
is restored, these countries will | particulai-ly draft mares; while,
require large numbers of the jn sections of Ontario,there is an
various classes of animals to;over supply of this particular
replenish their studs, herds and | c|asS-
Hocks. It shovld be borne in : in orfjer to remedy these con-
mind, however, that the buyers jditions, the minister of agricul-
who come to this country  after ture,   through   the   Live   Stock
the war will require better animals than have been bought
during war time, as they will be
used largely for breeding purposes.
With this end in view, the best
of the females and particularly
the young stock should be kept
for breeding purposes. Breeders
should not fail to raise all the
live stock possible at this time in
order that the country may be
able to supply a large number of
animals that are certain to be
needed by the warring countries.
At present, however, there is an
unequal distribution of live stock
in the country. In certain sections there is a heavy surplus,
Branch, has decided to grant
liberal aid to breeders who wish
to secure good breeding stock.
The conditions under which aid
will be given are as follows:
In the event of a number of
farmers' of any district of Canada
wishing to co-operate for the
purchase of breeding stock in
carload lots from some distant
section of the country, the Department will pay the travelling
expenses of their duly appointed
representative during the time
required to effect the purchase
aed transport the shipment to
its destination.
Should it be desired, the Live
Stock Commissioner will  nomin-
TAKE NOTICE that each and every
person, partnership, company, or municipality who, on the 12th day ot March,
1909, had water rights on any of the
above-mentioned streams, is directed
to forward on or before the 31st day of
March, 1916. to the Comptroller of
Water Rights, at the Parliament
Buildings, at Victoria, a statement
of claim in writing as required by
section 294 of the "Water Act, 1914."
Printed forms for such statement
(Form 50 for irrigation or Form 51 for
other purposes) can be obtained from
any of the Water Recorders in the
Province.
The Board of Investigation will
tabulate such claims and will receive
objections thereto if filed, and will give
due notice of the time and place set
for the hearing of claims and objections.
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this 1st day
of February, 191(1.
For the Hoard of Investigation.
J. F. ARMSTRONG.
24-27 Chairman.
NOTICE.
In the Supreme Court op British
Columbia.
In the matter of the Administration
Act and in the matter of the Estate
of William McAvoy, deceased, intestate.
TAKE NOTICE that by an order of
H i s Honour Judge Young, dated
the 12th day of January, 191(1, I was
appointed Administrator of the Estate
of William McAvoy.deceased.intestate
who died on or about the 20th dav of
August, 1909.
All persons having claims against
the said estate are hereby requested to
forward the same, properly verified, to
me before the 2nd day of February,
1916, and all persons indebted to
the said estate are required to pay the
amounts of their indebtedness to me
forthwith.
Dated at Hazelton this 17th dav of
January, 1916.
STEPHEN H. HOSKINS,
21-2 Official Administrator.
HAZELTON
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.
J THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1916
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes fr��m Many Sources
Russia has 1,000,000 Teutonic
prisoners.
Severe cold in Alaska caused
eleven deaths.
Increased prices of food caused
riots in Lisbon.
Japan has redeemed her Vjonds
due this month.
Unclaimed balances in Canadian
banks total $861,518.
A nickel refinery is to be established at Sudbury.
���Nels Nelson,a Revelstoke man,
jumped 169 feet on skis.
The British board of trade recommends an import tariff.
Victoria last week had its
greatest snowfall since 1862.
Enemy property registered in
England aggregates��105,000,000.
Unprecedented snowfalls have
tied up the P. G. E. indefinitely.
Up to the present, 207 Canadian battalions have been authorized.
Vancouver police will not allow
merchants to hold coupon drawings.
The Hudson Bay railway is
expected to reach Port Nelson in
1917.
France has secured another
credit, for $15,000,000, in New
York.
The total value of Canada's
grain crop last year was $800,-
000.000.
On Saturday King George made
his first public appearance since
his accident.
Sir Charles Rivers-Wilson, formerly president of the Grand
Trunk, is dead.
It is officially stated that the
health of the Canadian troops in
England is excellent.
A secret patriotic organization
in Belgium is causing uneasiness
among German officials.
The bill extending the life of
parliament for a year was unanimously passed at Ottawa.
Parliamentary main estimates
are $189,054,118, eight millions
less than those of last year.
Sir George Paish says Britain
will lend her allies and colonies
at least ��400,000,000 in 1916.
The number of lives lost on
British steamers sunk by enemy
warships in January was 410.
German bankers ask their government to propose peace terms
without annexation of territory.
Philadelphia is starting a campaign for the raising and equipping of 40,000 soldiers in that
city.
The crest of the Mississippi
flood passed Memphis yesterday,
after reaching a stage of 43.5
feet. '
Fourteen Canadian battalions,
including several from B.C., will
leave for England in the near
future.
The Swedish steamer Texas
made port at Kirkwall on Wednesday, with her cargo of cotton
on fire.
Rolled oats and other breakfast foods are excluded from
exportation to the U. S., the
available supply being required
for the troops.
A German arrested in London
confessed that Von Papen planned the destruction of the Wel-
land canal.
Pekin despatches say government troops have retaken Ping
Shan, which was captured by the
insurgents.
The British government is
buying 500,000 discarded railway
ties in the U.S. for trench work
in Flanders.
Canada's revenue for the last
ten months was $30,000,000 in
excess of that for the same period last year.
Copper roofs and bells are being removed from churches in
Austria for the manufacture of
war munitions.
A great snowfall in Seattle
caused the collapse of the roof of
St. James' Cathedral. The damage was $75,000.
Semi-official reports from Berlin say the German government
will prohibit the importation of
articles of luxury.
Navajo Indians in Arizona
threaten an uprising because of
the killing of one of the tribe by
a white policeman.
Fish from the Pacific and Atlantic will form part of the
rations supplied to the Canadian
troops at the front.
President Wilson's closest, advisers hint that his candidacy
ior another term will be announced within the month.
R. A. Pringle, K.C., and Judge
McTavish have been appointed
commissioners to investigate the
parliament buildings fire.
It is reported that two smelters
are to be built in the Similka-
meen, one at Princeton and one
at Tulameen or Coalmont.
Three were killed by the explosion of a thousand pounds of
dynamite at the DuPont. powder
works at Tacoma on Monday.
French aeroplanes drove a
Zeppelin to earth in Belgium on
Wednesday. The airship was
destroyed and the crew killed.
On Monday the Great Northern
discontinued the runningof trains
on the Cascade section, owing to
danger of floods and snowslides.
A San Francisco grand jury
indicted Franz Bopp, German
consul-general, for complicity in
plots to destroy munition factories.
Filippo Ruggeriero was arrest
ed in Vancouver on Tuesday for
the  murder of Peter Nicholas, a
Russian, in a quarrel over a  woman.
The weight of snow and ice on
the roofs caused the train sheds
of the Spokane, Portland and
Seattle Railway at Portland to,
collapse on Monday.
An oil fire which broke out at
Humble, in the Texas fields, on
Wednesday did much damage.
A thousand men were engaged
in fighting the flames.
The privy council has upheld;
the right of British Columbia to
enforce payment of twelve years'
taxes on Columbia & Western
lands held by the Heinze estate.
��� For years it was held that the
sUver-lead deposits of the Slocan
were comparatively shallow, but
deep development has given most
satisfactory results, according to
late reports. Several properties
are showing larger ore bodies and
higher values in each succeeding
level.
Hon. Martin Burrell was so
severely burned while escaping
from the parliament buildings
fire that he may not be able to
attend during the remainder of
the session.
Rudyard Kipling, writing from
Paris on Monday, said: "All that
will remain of Germany after the
war will be a few peoples living
on the eternal defensive in moral,
social and political trenches."
Ford, Bryan and Miss Addams
are leaders of a new party in the
U. S., with the slogan, "Peace,
Prohibition and Petticoats." It
is to include the peace-at-any-
price, prohibition and woman
suffrage advocates.
In consequence of mining activity in Kootenay and Boundary
camps, there is a great demand
for coke. Every oven in Fernie:
is in operation, and two hundred
ovens at Michel, which have been
idle for three years, have been
lighted.
Nine hundred Germans and
14,000 colonist troops from Cam-
eroon have crossed into Spanish
Guinea, where they have been \
disarmed and interned. The
British and French forces have
nearly completed the subjugation
of the country.
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S.S. "Princess Maquinna" leave* Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
S.S. "Princess   May"   leaves   Prince   Rupert  at   7   p.m.   on
Feb. Uth, 25th;  March 10th, 21st and 31st.
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DENTISTRY
Shanghai: The Japanese liner
Daiji Maru was sunk in collision
with the Linan, 160 lives being
lost.
Washington: Two officers are
being tried by courtmartial. in
connection with the disappearance of the U.S. secret code from
the warship Hull.
Stockholm: The seizure of the
Swedish steamer Portrovo by
Germany has caused great indignation.
Dr. BADGERO will be located in
Hazelton, beginning Jan. 17, 1916.
The Miner is two dollars a vear.
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
I IIVFRY nnd WAGF*\ We are P���P��ed to supply private
LillUlXl UllU U1/1ULJ anc] public conveyances day and
night.     Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
BEST DRY BIRCH, $5.50 A CORD
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Care  for  Storage or  Delivery.
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Synopsis of  Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rightsof the nonunion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the Province of British Columbia,
may be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in wnich
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $6, which will be refunded if the right! applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable
output of the mine at the rate of five
cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal minea and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10. OC 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.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
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this advertisement will not be paid for.
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G.T.P.S.S. Service to VANCOUVER, VICTORIA   and   SEATTLE.      S. S.   PRINCE'
GEORGE leaves Prince Rupert on Saturdays
at 9 a.m.   S.S. PRINCE JOHN leaves Prince
Rupert on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Passenger Trains leave Hazelton on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:48
a.m., for Prince Rupert, connecting with above steamers.
Eastbound Passenger trains leave Hazelton at 6:08 p.m. on Mondays
and Thursdays fur Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, etc.
Mixed Train leaving Hazelton Eajtbound on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.,
and Westbound on Thursday at 4:48a.m., also carries passenger coach
and baggage car.
For full information, reservations on train or steamship, etc,
apply to any G.T.P. Agent or to Albert Davidson, General Agent,
Prince Rupert, B.C.
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Bulkley Valley Farm
Lands For Sale
These Lands are close to the main line of the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway, which is now running trains through the
Bulkley Valley. There is a ready local market for all produce. Land prices are reasonable. Terms are easy.
Write for full particulars to
NORTH COAST LAND COMPANY, Ltd.
Suite 622 Metropolitan Building
P.ld up Capital Sl.BO0.0OO. VANCOUVER, B. C.
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THE MINER WAR BULLETINS
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On the Western Front
Paris: In Champagne, our
batteries damaged German organizations on the plateau of
Navarin. Between Soissons and
Rheims our artillery shelled the
bridgehead at Venimel and the
enemy works at Vendresse and
Cermay. In Lorraine our artillery was active in the region of
Coincourt and Demevre.
London: Enemy artillery has
been active north and south of
La Bassee canal. Our artillery
^shelled enemy trenches between
the Ancre and Somme rivers.
Hostile aircraft have shown some
activity about Ypres.
The Russian Campaign
Petrograd: The Russian official
statement says two Russian destroyers patrolling the Black Sea
were attacked by land batteries
and submarines simultaneously,
but escaped undamaged.
The Turks are pressed hard
along the Caucasus front. A
snowstorm is raging, with the
temperature 20 below freezing.
The troops are advancing in spite
of the weather conditions.
Enquiry at Ottawa
Ottawa: The cabinet today
appointed a commission to make
a thorough enquiry into the parliament buildings fire. The museum is being prepared for the
use of parliament during the
remainder of the session.
It is now feared that J. C. La-
valle, M.P., was a  victim.     He
has not been seen since Thursday.
Try To Bluff Roumania
Rome: Berlin has notified Roumania that the central powers
regard the concentration of Roumanian troops on the Bulgarian
and Hungarian borders as hostile
acts, and demands that Roumania
agree to a neutrality favorable to
Austria and Germany, with total
demobilization.
On the western frontier Roumanian and Hnngarian trenches
are only fifty yards apart. Heavy
artillery from Roumanian ports
on the Black Sea is being removed
to new fortifications on the Bulgarian and Hungarian frontiers.
On Greek Frontier
Athens: French aviators report continued concentration of
Teutonic forces on the Greek
frontier. It is reported that three
Bulgarian divisions have crossed
the frontier. Two divisions of
Greek reservists have been called
to the colors.
General Notes
Copenhagen: A large German
warship was sunk in the Cattegat, probably by a mine.
Geneva: The Johannisthal aerodrome at Berlin was burned. Nine
aeroplanes were destroyed.
Hespeler.Ont.: Fire destroyed
the Jardine Co's munitions factory last night. Two Austrians
and a German are under arrest
on suspicion.
j ertson is likely to take full charge
l as secretary for war.
Big Guns Still Busy
London: Artillery fighting continues on the western front, the
Germans trying t o find weak
spots in the Allies' line. East of
Arras French batteries caused a
great explosion, and in Champagne, near Challerang, their
shells caused a large fire within
the German lines.
The British are bombarding
the enemy trenches near the
Ypres-Roulers railway. German
positions at Steenstraate are being shelled by French artillery.
Germany Sidesteps
Washington: Germany persists
in her refusal to admit that the
sinking of the Lusitania was illegal, and has,in her latest representations, substituted for the
clause containing the word "illegal" a phrase agreeing that
reprisals must not be directed
against any other than enemy
subjects.
In Mesopotamia
Delhi: It is officially announced
that General Townshend will
continue to hold Kut-el-Amara,
owing to its strategic importance.
His forces will await the arrival
of General Aylmer, with reinforcements. Until the floods
subside the forces cannot join.
Russia's Munition Supply
Paris: Polinoff, the Russian
minister, in an interview today
declared that Russia's troubles in
connection with munition supplies
were past. Industries have been
organized, and the Empire will
have no difficulty in maintaining
adequate supplies.
B.C. Men To Chase Subs
Vancouver: B. C. motorboat
men are being enrolled for active
service. They will man 30-knot
submarine destroyers i n the
Mediterranean and North Sea.
The craft are sixty feet long, of
900 horsepower, and carry one
gun and a crew of twelve. These
boats work in squadrons of fours,
chasing enemy submarines.
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Robertson To Be Head
London: Changes of great
importance in Britain's direction
of the war are in contemplation,
according to reports today. Lord
Kitchener, it is believed, will
leave the war office, to undertake
other work of a highly important
character,  and Sir William Rob-
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9     J
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Belgium Refuses Terms
Rome: Prince von Buelow, on
behalf of Germany, offered Belgium peace terms. The country
was to be restored to King Albert, with a large indemnity for
damage caused by the invasion
and occupation by the Germans.
In return, Germany was to receive economical and commercial
privileges that would practically
transform Antwerp into a German port. These proposals were
submitted to Belgium through
the papal nuncio. Msgr. Tacci-
porce. King Albert's government returned a prompt refusal,
and declared its intention of
adhering to the Allies to the end
of the war.
Huns Make Preparations
London: The great German
offensive by land, sea and air
appears to be imminent. Reinforcements to the number of
600,000 have arrived in Flanders.
The German marines who have
have been attached to the forces
in Belgium have returned to Kiel.
All leave to naval officers has
been stopped, and large additions
have been made to the fleets of
Zeppelins and aeroplanes at the
naval base, leading to the belief
that the German navy, its battleships armed  with the new 17-
inch guns, is preparing to come
out and fight.
Enemy Attack In France
Paris: Infantry and artillery
are active in the Artois district,
where the Germans reached the
French trenches, from which
they weresubsequently dislodged.
South of Com me, between Loy
and Chaulines, our artillery bombarded a train. In Argonne we
exploded a small mine at St.
Hubert and three mines at Vau-
quois. Quiet on the rest of the
front.
General Notes
Petrograd:     There is a lull on
the eastern front, save for mining
j operations   on   the  Riga-Dvjnsk
I line.   The Germans are evidently
I transferring    large   bodies    of
troops to the western front.
London: It is rumored today
J that Lord Kitchener will take
| command of the British troops in
Egypt, and that Earl Derby will
become war secretary.
Washington: Germany's latest
reply in the Lusitania contro
versy is said to be almost, if not
entirely, acceptable to the United
States.
Wingham: Adolph Schatte, a
j bandsman, has been arrested in
connection with the arrival of a
box of cordite in a Grand Trunk-
car. Plans of buildings and
bridges were found in his effects.
Romp; A great munitions factory in Bohemia was partly destroyed by an explosion, 195 workmen being killed.
THURSDAY, FEB. 10
Hun Cruiser Captured
New York: The British embassy has been notified that the
cruiser Drake entered the harbor
of Hamilton, Bermuda, towing
the German cruiser Roon, which
the Drake captured after a long
running fight lasting for three
hours. Captain Seagrave, commander of the Drake, was on the
Monmouth with Admiral Crad-
ock when the latter was lost, and
when the Roon was sighted he
said to his men, "Please God,
today we shall avenge Cradock."
In the engagement the Roon
lost 300 men killed. As the
Drake drew abeam of the raider,
22 miles E.N.E. of Bermuda, the
Roon struck her colors and surrendered. Thirty-two officers
and 719 men were taken prisoners. The raider was badly smashed by the Drake's 9.2 guns.
Two merchantmen, on'' of
which was armed, accompanied
the Roon.     Roth were captured.
The Drake lost one officer and
eighteen men.
The Roon, which was built in
1905, is of 9.350 tons, and has a
rated speed of 22 knpts. The
Drake, a sister ship of the Good
Hope, is a 14,100-ton armored
cruiser, with a speed of 24 knots
and an armament of two 9.2 guns,
sixteen 6-inch guns, and two
torpedo tubes. She carries a
crew of 900.
Germany's Losses
London: The Times' military
expert states that Germany, during 18 months of the war, has
lost 2,700,000 men, and estimates
she now has 3,600,000 in the field
and 2,700,000 in reserve.
Shelling Contiuues
London: Between the Ancre
and Somme.and north of La Bassee canal, there has been shelling
from both sides.     There is con
siderable activity about Loos.
In Artois, to the north, and to
the southeast of Neuville St.
Vaast, there has been ap intense
artillery duel. South of Avre
the French repulsed the attack
of an enemy column.
Turkish Ships Sunk
Paris: Russian torpedo-boats
have sunk forty Turkish sailing
vessels in the Black Sea, and
have bombarded three naval construction yards on the Anatolian
coast.
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Story Not Confirmed
Ottawa: So far no confirmation
of the story concerning the capture of the Roon has been received
by Canadian wireless stations.
The circumstantial story published yesterday was received by
the British embassy to the U.S.
from British agents. A New York
man received a private message
from Bermuda to the same effect,
but no further advice has been
received by the embassy, while a
despatch from Hamilton, Bermuda, states that no word of an
engagement has been received
there.
U.S. Cabinet Split
Washington: Something of a
sensation was caused by the resignation of Secretary of War
Garrison, which comes as a complete surprise. Mr. Garrison offered no explanation, but it is
generally believed he resigned
because the president would not
unreservedly support the continental army plan. Assistant Secretary Breckenridge has also
resigned. Major-general Hugh
Scott, chief of staff,automatically
becomes head of the war department, pro tern.
Huns' New Rule
Washington: It is announced
that Germany and Austria after
March 1 will regard liners on
which guns are mounted as warships, and will instruct their
submarine commanders accordingly.
On West Front
London: In Belgium the Allies'
heavy artillery continued the
bombardment of Vouban fort and
trenches in the region of Hetsas.
The British fired a mine south
of Crater No. 8, and after some
fighting with trench mortars and
hand grenades, they occupied the
crater.
In Artois an intense artillery
duel is raging.
Smith-Dorrien III
London: General Smith-Dorrien, through illness, has been
compelled to relinquish command
in East Africa.   He is succeeded
by General Smuts.ministerof the
interior for South Africa.
London: Two women and one
child were injured today in a raid
by two German seaplanes on the
Kentish coast.
Ramsgate: Two German aeroplanes, flying at a great height,
dropped 8 bombs in succession.
All fell in fields.
Broadstairs : Four bombs
dropped by German seaplanes
fell in school grounds. No damage was done.
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