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VOL. V, NO. 25
Dr.    Maclean    arrived    from
Smithers yesterday.
"What Happened  to Jones",
Friday evening next.
H.J.Hughes of Prince George,
was here on Tuesday.
Prince Rupert fair will be held
on Sept. 20, 21 and 22.
J.  McPherson   was  up   from
Lome Creek on Tuesday.
J. H. Jacobson, of Vancouver,
was among Tuesday's arrivals.
Dr. Wrinch paid a visit to  Rocher de Boule mine yesterday.
Petrograd: The Turkish army
which was driven south from
Erzerum is now being pursued
by the Russians, in a snowstorm.
The forts surrounding the city
were found filled with Turkish
dead.     Captured cannon to date
diplomatic and consular officers
abroad have been notified that
merchant ships have the right to
carry defensive armament. The'
United States does not accept as
legal the announced intention of
Germany   and   Austria   to sink
F. M. Dockrill,  of Telkwa,  isjexceefl  200,   in  addition to field armed  merchant ships   without
spending a few days in town.    \ artillery.      The    Russians   also
Road Superintendent Carr re- j took several  dozen  motor cars,
turned on Thursday from a drive
to Skeena Crossing.
B. C. Affleck, the popular civil
engineer,   will  don  khaki in the
course of a few weeks.
A minstrel first part is to be a
feature of the entertainment in
aid of the Patriotic Fund on
March 17.
A daughter was born today to
Mr. and Mrs. Y. Tsuchiya. Mr.
T. is better known as "Paddy
the Jap."
wireless apparatus and a pontoon
bridge park.
The great fortress, situated a
mile above sea level, dominating
the whole region, is being repaired by the Russians againt any
possible attempt at recapture.
The story is told of how the Russians dragged artillery upthead-
ijacent heights, preparatory to
I attacking with thebayonet, taking
warning. Von Bernstorff sent a
long despatch today to Berlin to
the effect that the United Slates
will accept nothing short of complete agreement eoverinc: all the
points contended, and that submarine warfare in future be
conducted in accordance with
established principles of international law. Austria, too,is likely
to receive a similar message.
Sweden  has  rJrmally notified
the state department that her
London: The taking of Erzerum is said to have crystallized the
sentiment of Roumania into a decision to intervene at an early
Mrs. Newick, who has been a
patient in the Hospital for somejforts Gudeck  and  Delanges, 20! consuls and legations have been
weeks, was able to enjoy a drive | miles from Erzerum, thus opening | notified to warn her subjects not
The fire brigade was called out
last evening for a small blaze
resulting from sparks on the roof
of C. V. Wright's house. The
damage was slight.
James Anderson came in from
Kispiox on Wednesday, with a
good list of membership subscriptions for Hazelton Agricultural and Industrial Association.
The Red Cross Tea given by a
committee of ladies on Thursday
afternoon was a most enjoyable
affair, the sum realized making a
neat addition to the funds of the
Doors open for the performance
of "What Happenened to Jones"
at 7:30 on Friday evening. All
are requested to be in their seats
by eight, that the performance
may begin promptly.
H. D. Cameron, superintendent
of the Chicago group,came down
from the mine on Monday. His
crew is getting along well with
the preliminary work, the trail
being already completed.
Owing to the thaw, which put
skating out of the question, the
hockey matches which were to
be I played here with the Rupert
team this week had to be cancelled. It looks now as though the
" rink was out of commission for
the season.
W. J. McAfee is dead at Kam-
loops, where he had been a patient in a sanatorium for consumptives for some time. The
deceased was well known and
popular in Hazelton, where he
was formerly connected with the
the way to the inner forts.
to take  passage in armed ships
Washington :     All   American 'of the Allies.
Amsterdam: There have been
great movements of German
troops in southern and central
Belgium all through the week.
Holland has placed an embargo
on the exportation of fruit into
Germany. Sweden has prohibited
the export of coffee to Germany.
The German press declares
! that the Allies are preparing to
occupy more Greek ports.
Hungary has secured a loan of
1150,000,000 marks in  Germany.
London:     Ten more groups of
Derby recruits have been  called
] to the colors, effective March 18.
Married men of 29 and under are
Hudson's Bay Co., and later part j attacks were repulsed.     In  the
owner of the Ingenica Hotel. upper  Ikca  region  our artillery
put down enemy attempts to
bombard our trenches with mor-
Schenectadv. N.Y.:    The mu"
Jack Frost, who was wounded]
after doing excellent work   with I
the  16th  Canadian Scottish as a
stretcher-bearer, is still  in   hos-1
pital in England, and fears that j nitions plant of the General  El-
the injury to his foot will cause ectric   Co.   has   been   wrecked.
W. A.
The fortnightly sewing party
in aid of the Patriotic Fund will
be held at the Mission House on
Thursday afternoon, the 24th, at
3 o'clock.
There is an excellent prospect
that another mining deal of considerable importance will be consummated in the course of the
next fortnight. Yesterday Stuart
J. Martin, the Hazelton assayer,
received a cheque covering payment for a fifteen-day option on
the Swede group, of which he is
the principal owner.
The other parties to the deal
are Edmonton men.
The Swede group is located
near the Chicago group,on which
a strong company is now carrying
on work, and the claims give
every indication that they will
repay development.
Hazelton Soldier Married
An English paper just received
gives a detailed account of the
marriage of Harry E. James, of
Hazelton, who went to England
as one of the 1st Pioneers. The
bride was Miss Florence Mimi
Dean, of Hounslow, where the
Pioneers have been stationed for
some time. The wedding was an
elaborate affair, Roy Clothier.one
of the bridegroom's comrades,
being best man, and a guard of
honor being furnished by the
Pioneers and Army Service Corps.
Harry will have the good wishes
of many Hazelton friends in his
new estate.
him to be invalided home.
James Cronin, probably the
best-known mining man in the
province, was here yesterday, on
his way to his big mining property in the Babine range. Reports say an important strike
was  recently  made in the mine.
Gilbert Burrington, game warden for this district, returned
from Prince Rupert yesterday
wearing the uniform of the 102nd
North British Columbians,having
joined the other Hazelton men in
the Rupert company of that fine
War Notes
Rome: Italy has issued a decree
forbidding the importation of
German and Austrian products.
London: All smgle men of
military age have been ordered
to the colors. Those not attested
are to go under the compulsory
Petrograd: In the Riga sector
the fire of our artillery compelled the descent of a German
airship northeast of Repe. On
Dvinsk sector our fire caused two
explosions in an enemy battery.
In the Illoukst region the enemy
The lire was extinguished by the
company's own fire brigade and
information is withheld.
While parcels for men at the
front must in all cases be sent to
the Army Post Office, London,
postage must be paid to the
country in which the addressees
are located.
Parcels for France, Flanders
and the Mediterranean must not
weigh over seven pounds.
It is absolutely necessary that
all parcels should be carefully
and securely wrapped, preferably
with an outer covering of strong
linen or canvas.
The address must be written
in ink, preferably in two places.
The sender's name and address
should also be written in ink on
the cover. If this is not done
parcels will be refused. No tags
or labels may be used for addresses.
No perishable articles may be
sent and articles of a sticky
nature must be packed in tight
Card of Thanks
Cecil Wright wishes to thank
those who so kindly assisted in
extinguishing the slight fire that
occurred at his house last night.
Jean Crones, a cook, is wanted for an attempt to poison
200 guests at a University Club
banquet in Chicago. A conspiracy by fifteen anarchists to destroy the Holy Name Cathedral,
Federal building, Gas building
j and Union League club and to
kill forty leading bankers has
been disclosed.
At a public meeting called by
the mayor of Toronto, a resolution
was passed urging the dismissal
of all Germans.naturalizedornot,
in government employment. Another resolution advocated a penalizing duty on all German and
Austrian goods imported after
the war. An anti-German league
is being formed, with the motto:
"No German Goods; No German
Labor;No German Immigrants."
Rome: Yesterday a lively artillery duel was especially intense
in the Isonzo zone, where important movements of enemy troops
were observed.
Prize For Badge Design
The directors of Prince Rupert
Fair offer a $10 prize for the most
appropriate design for a badge
for the association. The design
must be bold and striking, embodying symbols characteristic of
the natural resources of Northern
B. C. Sketches must reach the
secretary, Box 394, Prince Rupert,
by March 1.
Methodist Church
Rev. W. JL Scott will preach
tomorrow evening on the subject:
"Common Sense and Its Limitations."
Mr. Morison will sing. All
are cordially invited.
Spring and summer styles and
patterns for the famous Hobber-
lin made-to-order clothing are
now on view at Noel & Rock's.
Inspection invited.
Coming Events
Feb. 24-Working party of W.A.,
Mission House, 3 p.m.
Feb. 25���Comedy, "What Happened
to Jones", by amateur players,in aid of
Hazelton Hospital.
Feb. 29--Leap Year Ball.in Assembly
Hall, under the auspices of Hazelton
Athletic Association.
March 10���Whist 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 19, 1916
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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, $2.60 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 19, 1916.
No. 25
That the mining industry in Canada,and particularly in British
Columbia, is coming into its own is the conclusion that must be
drawn by the observer of current events. As one consequence of
the war, the prices of metals have risen to figures unhoped for a
year or two ago, while the announced policy of the Imperial and
Federal governments regarding the encouragement of mining and
refining in Canada will undoubtedly have a very beneficial effect.
With the portfolio of mines in the hands of Hon. Lome Campbell,the mining men of this province may expect that full advantage
will be taken of the great opportunity now presented to place the
industry in this province on a satisfactory basis. In an interview
the other day Mr. Campbell said: "A tremendous impetus has been
given to the production of metal in Canada as a result of war
conditions, and it will be the part of statesmanship to endeavor to
arrange that when the war has been brought to a close,the present
improved condition of the mining industry in Canada shall not be
imperilled through the collapse of the markets which are available
now. It would appear to me that it is incumbent on the Federal
government to arrange with the Imperial authorities that the
market in the United Kingdom shall be open to the metal products
of Canada on a favorable basis after host ilities have been terminated.
"I am entirely in accord with the writer who says that Canada
will never be so dependent as formerly on outside aid in getting
its mineral wealth to the metal markets of the world. If we take
the proper steps to safeguard our present advantage, which has
been given us mainly as a result of the new conditions arising from
the war, we will emerge with a manufacturing equipment which
will well fit us to compete with whole world on terms which will be
decidedly in our favor."
The Hazelton district is showing signs of greater mining
activity than ever, and those interested in the development of our
immenses mineral resources are convinced that the district is about
to have its turn. We may not have a boom, but there is no doubt
the era of development for which we have been waiting is at hand,
and the coming season will see an influx of men and capital.
The value of our ore deposits has been amply demonstrated by
the development of our working properties, and the record of
shipments and returns will attract the attention of mining men who
are inclined to disregard "boosts" which have no smeller figures
behind them. In coming to look over the district, these men will
find many prospects which give promise of profit, and we believe
claim-owners.if they have something to sell and are not extravagant
in their expectations, will have little difficulty in realizing on their
the coast, but Hon. Lome Campbell has properly pointed out that
no supplies of zinc ore sufficient
to provide a permanent supply for
such works have yet been proved
up on the coast. The Omineca
district is as rich as the Slocan
in zinc prospects, but it may be
some time before these deposits
are sufficiently developed and
equipped to produce the steady
tonnage required for the successful operation of such works,
When such tonnage is assured,
the provincial government will
give the matter favorable con-
sideartion with a view to the
establishment of such works on
the coast as well as in the interior.���Province.
Our Mining Production
Vancouver, Feb. 14:���The extent of British Columbia's mining
resources was described by Prof.
E. Odium, in addressing the
Vancouver Chamber of Mines.
He said that $486,000,000 worth
of minerals had been produced in
Canadian mines up to the end of
1914 and British Columbia had
been responsible for a large share
of that amount.
From placer claims $73,000,000
in gold had been obtained, and
from gold lodes $81,000,000. Silver produced had been worth
$38,000,000, lead $31,000,000,copper $87,000,000, coal and coke
$148,000,000, building material
$23,000,000, and zinc $2,000,000.
Ihe production of minerals in
1894 was $4,227,000, in 1904,
$18,977,000, and in 1914,$26,388,-
000. These figures, he said the
professor, would be dwarfed in a
few years.
He estimated that British Columbia had produced 31 per cent
of the minerals of Canada in the
period stated and figured that
12,000 men were employed in
mining or its allied industries in
Metallurgy of Zinc
The development of zinc metallurgy at Trail smelter has given
an incentive to further developments along this line. The
provincial government recently
agreed to subsidize the French
process and a Spokane company
is endeavoring to arrange with
the provincial government, which
has a mortgage on the property,
for the lease of the Fairview zinc
experimental works at Nelson,
for the purpose of establishing a
spelter plant under patents which
it holds covering an electro-thermic process. The provincial
government have been approached to support spelter works on
Addressing Soldiers' Mail
In order to facilitate the handling of mail at the front and to
ensure prompt delivery, it is requested that all mail be addressed as follows:
(a) Regimental Number.
(b) Rank.
(c) Name.
(d) Squadron, Battery or Company.
(e) Battalion, Regiment (or
other unit), Staff appointment or Department.
(f) Canadian Contingent.
(g) British Expeditionary
(h) Army Post Office, London
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations, such as brigades,
divisions, is strictly forbidden,
and causes delay.
The provincial prohibition party
has demanded that Premier Bowser declare the government's position on the prohibition issue
without delay, otherwise he will
be regarded as an anti. Those
who objected to the introduction
of politics were outvoted.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
"WATER ACT, 1914."
Before the Board of Investigation.
in the mutter of Pence River and all
its tributaries within the Province nf
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 Wliittier Creek.
TAKE NOTICE that each and every
person, partnership, company, or municipality who, on the 12th day ol March,
1909| had water rights on any of the
above-mentioned streams, is directed
to forward on or before the 31st day of
March, 191(i, 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
The Board of Investigation will
Ubulate 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, 1916.
For the Board of Investigation.
24-27 Chairman.
The Distributing Point
for the Great Northern
Prospectors, Miners,
Landseekers, Surveyors
and Sportsmen will find
the merchants of Hazelton prepared to meet
every requirement in
outfit and supplies. Having been engaged for
many years in outfitting
parties for the Northern
Interior, Hazelton business men are qualified
to give valuable advice
and assistance to newcomers.
Hazelton is situated at
the confluence of the
Bulkley and Skeena
rivers, a mile and a
quarter from Hazelton
station on the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway.
Enquiries may be addressed to
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Greece has a deficit of $37,-
500,000 this year.
The halibut catch in B. C. last
year was 25,000,000 lbs.
Kitchener returned on Monday
from a visit to the front.
The British navy has accounted
for 69 German submarines.
Monday's despatches told of
22 deaths in Arkansas floods.
Former Premier Venizelos of
Greece will return to politics.
President Wilson has formally
consented to his re-nomination.
Thomas Cunningham,provincial
fruit inspector, is dead, aged 78.
By-elections in Vancouver and
Rossland will be held on Feb. 26.
Box and box-shook manufacturers in B.C, are experiencing a
Twenty-one miners perished in
a fire in the Philadelphia mine at
Germany is extracting nitrogen
from the air for fertilizer and
The first big consignment of
fish for Canadian troops is on its
way to England.
It has been announced that the
Panama canal will not be reopened for six months.
The British government is considering the appointment of a
minister of aviation.
Search for the fishing steamer
Onward Ho ! and her crew of 37
has been unavailing.
Enquiry into the parliament
buildings fire shows its origin to
have been accidental.
A Mennonite colony from the
prairies is expected to settle :n
the Fort George district.
What was reported as a record
gale did considerable damage in
Prince Rupert on Saturday.
Eighteen men were killed and
six entombed by a gas explosion
in a coal mine at Indiana, Pa.
The next vote of credit will
bring Britain's total war credits
up to nearly two billion pounds.
August Kastella, superintendent of Dominion dredges, has
been dismissed.    He is a German.
Germans allege that Allied
warships have taken 3,400 Teutonic civilians from neutral vessels.
The noted cruiser Arethusa
struck a mine off the east coast
of England and may be a total
A Boston grand jury is investigating an alleged German conspiracy to commit outrages in
Swiss reports say two large
German banks have failed, one
having liabilities of over $125,-
A Zeppelin blown adrift in a
gale on Wednesday landed in
Holland, where it was seized and
A dynamite bomb was discovered near the N. P. tracks at
Seattle by men guarding Russian
A Hague despatch says the
German crown prince has been
deprived of his command, for
A measure introduced in parliament this week by the government, provides for increased
duties on various imports, including a raise of fifty cents a barrel
on apples. B.C. fruit growers
are elated, declaring the added
Australia will give "within the
Empire" manufactures a ten per
cent   preference   in   purchasing j protection means the salvation of
public supplies. [the province's apple industry.
Fifty-five Teutonic hyphenates \
have   been   indicted   by  a  San I ^S
Francisco grand jury for breaches of neutrality.
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j Hudson's Bay Company j
8   Dry-Goods,   Boots   &   Shoes,   Wholesale   Liquors.   3
Discussion in parliament of the
Stevens resolution
favor  of
Synopois of Coal Mining Regu-1 j5
lations. =
pected next week
Hans Schmidt,
Dominion-wide prohibition is ex- poAL mining rightsof the Dominion. ��
nontorl novt i��oab- ^���'   in   Manitoba,   Saskatchewan   and in
Alberta,   the    Yukon    Territory,   the i 2
the     German'! Northwest Territories and in a portion Is
.    , .  ,    .    �� ., ,        ��� I of the  Province of  British   Columbia, Is
priest convicted of the murder of I may be leased for a term of twenty-one i ��
Anna Aumuller,   in New York, ya��s ��J an annual rental of ?1 an =
, ,    , , 'acre.     Not   more than 2,560 acres Will I���
was electrocuted yesterday. be leased to one applicant. ��
������....,,. I    Application for a lease must be made
Mississippi flood waters pour-; by the applicant in person to the Agent
ing through a crevasse in the I or Sub-Agent of the district in which
T . ,   , , . ,   ,    ,      i the rights applied for are situated.
Limerick levee have inundated a I   i��� surveyed territory the land must
large portion of Tensas parish, La. I&? described by sections or legal sub-
i divisions of sections, and m unsurveyed
At Fall  River,   Mass.,   a  Bre territory the trhet applied for shall be
.     ,. .,       ���,   . , I staked out by the applicant himself.
starting in the Steiger depart- j Each application must be accompaniment store, swept the business ' ��d by a fee of S5. which will be refund-
mi i ��� en nnn nnn Iel' "��� tne rights applied for are not
lhe loss IS $2,000,000. I available, hut not otherwise.    A royal-
Carnation Wheat Flakes . per pkg.    .40
[Contains a piece of chinaware in each package]
Cream of Wheat          .           .          per pkg. .25
Kellogg's Toasted Corn Flakes             "   " .10
Grape Nuts         .          .           .          "    " .20
Malia-Vita          ..."   " .30
ROBIN HOOD Porridge Oats   .          "   " .35
"     Porridge Wheat            "    " .20
"     Wheatlets          .     per 6-lb. sk. .35
Quaker White Rolled Oats, Puffed Rice
& Puffed Wheat      per pkg. .15
district.        > m   i".  ��� i.   ���.'..."",,....���,. i available, hut not otherwise.    A roy
. ... ,. -n    i    i ty shall   be paid  on the merchantable
A   provincial   auditor   Will    TO output of  the mine at the  rate of five
appointed to investigate expen
ditures in  connection   with  the
liquidation of the Dominion Trust.
cents per ton
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent   with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of mer-
, charitable    coal,   mined   and   pay   the
H.C.Brewster has been nomin-; royalty   thereon.     If  the  coalmining
ated to oppose Hon. A.C.Flumerfelt in Victoria. The by-election
will probably take place on
March 4.
The British government will
prohibit the importation of barley for distilling purposes, and
will take over all whiskey distilleries for use as munition plants.
The Mississippi levee broke at
Newallton, La., on Thursday,and
over 1000 persons were marooned
by the flood. The inundation
covers 75,000 acres of farm land.
In view of the success of the
Canadian aeroplane mail service
to Hudson Bay, an aerial service
between Fairbanks and Biooks,
in Alaska, is projected by Americans.
Yesterday a storm was raging
in Holland,causing great anxiety
and fear of further flood disasters. Thousands of men were
working to prevent fresh breaks
in the dykes.
A Chilean naval officer states
that the two submarines purchased by Sir Richard McBride were!
rejected by Chile on account of
overweight, but were otherwise
good and efficient.
Great damage was done in
London, Ont, on Thursday by a
50-mile gale. Buildings and
bridges were wrecked, and roads
in places were covered by water
to a depth of six feet.
Claude Graham-White predicts
an aerial service across the Atlantic, by multiple planes with
a speed of 200 miles an hour,
which will cross from London to
New York in fifteen hours.
As the culmination of a series
of mass meetings, the people of
Berlin, Ont, held a monster
citizens' conference and adopted
a strong resolution urging the
changing of the city's name.
Canada will tax all war profits,
including those on munitions,
transportation, banking, mining
and milling, which must pay into
the federal treasury 25 per cent
of all profits over 7 per cent from
the outbreak of the war until
August, 1917. Companies capitalized under $50,000 are exempt,
except for munitions profits.
ire 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 $10.00 an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa,
or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B. ���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
|   SPECIAL.       NEW ZEALAND BUTTER.       Per lb. .45    |
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   May"   leaves   Prince   Rupert   at   7   p.m.   on
Feb. 11th, 25th;  March 10th, 21st and 31st.
ii    J. I. Peters, General Agent, 3rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert,B��C    ���
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
We are prepared to supply private
and  public conveyances  day and
Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
Consign   your shipments in   Our
Care  for Storage  or  Delivery.
Addrt;UB nil communications to Hazelton.
Ruddy & MacKay
Presentation by Local Talent of the Famous Farce
In Assembly Hall, Hazelton
Jones, who travels for a hymn book house - H. H. Phillips
Ehenezer Goodly, a professor of anatomy E. A. Donohoe
Anthony Goodly, 1). IX, Bishop of Ballarat W. M. Scott
Richard Heatherly, engaged to Marjorie W. F. Brewer
Thomas Holder, a policeman - 11. F. Glassey
William Bigbee, an inmate of the sanatorium J. R. Fuller
Henry Fuller, keeper of the sanatorium - H. F. Glassey
Mrs. Goodly, Ebenezer's wife - Mrs. H. Harris
Cissy,      Ebenezer's     ward       - -       Mrs.      Hamblin
Marjorie, "        daughter -       Mrs.       MacKay
Minerva,        " " ���       ��� Miss   Smith
Alvina Starlight, Mrs. Goodly's sister ��� Miss A. Colwill
Helma,    a   Swedish    servant   girl - -       Miss Ward
Act I-Scene, Room in Professor Goodly's House
Acts II and III���Scene, The Same.
Time,  Evening
Doors Open at 7:30;     Curtain Rises at 8 p. m.
Refreshments at Popular Prices
Biggest Production ever staged in Northern B. C.
^^^jp^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Y^^^^'^'t*^*'^ THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19. 1916
Interned Steamers Escape
Buenos Aires: Getting up steam
on the pretext of exercising her
engines, the German steamer
Behrnfold,   interned   here,   has
perative that the Entente Allies
guarantee Polish autonomy as
promised by the Russian emperor
to prevent the Poles accepting
the German proposals.
Another Hun Offensive
London:   With offensive movements under way in Champagne
made its escape.    The  German | and Artois- the Germans appear
steamer Turpin. which was interned at Puntas Arenas, in the
Straits of Magellan, has also escaped.
Bulgaria Wants Peace
London: Reports from Athens
which find some confirmation in
other Entente circles, say that
Bulgaria is making overtures for
a separate peace. Roumania's
attitude may have something to
do with this action, as the Roumanian general staff is completing
defence works in the Carpathians
and on the Danube, and the opposition has agreed to give full
support to the cabinet in acting
against Bulgaria. Roumania has
prohibited the export of copper
and leather to Bulgaria.
Several German Attacks
Paris: In Belgium there has
been continued artillery fighting
of a severe character. Several
times the.Germans attempted to
cross the Yser canal at Stesn-
straate, and the heights of Het-
sas. Their ranks were decimated
by the combined fire of our artillery and machine guns, and all
attempts failed.
In Champagne, after a bombardment lasting several hours,
the enemy was able to penetrate
a small salient of our lines between St. Souplet and the road
from Navarin. Five successive
attacks by the Germans yesterday and last night were repulsed
with heavy losses. Three were
stopped by our curtain of artillery
fire and infantry counter-attacks.
The fourth penetrated our first
trench, but the enemy was expelled by a counter-attack and prisoners were taken.
Enver's Boast
London: "We shall drive the
English soon from the part of
our empire which they still defile," Enver Pasha, the minister
of war told the Turkish parliament at Constantinople after
glorifying himself for organizing
the successful defence of Gallipoli.
Aerial Fighting
London: In a recent air raid
in Flanders, eleven hostile air
machines appeared. One dropped
three bombs six miles behind our
front lines. This machine was
brought down by two of our machines. The remainder did not
face our air patrol, but recrossed
the line.
to have begun another in Alsace,
where   an    artillery  battle  has
been in progress for two days.
Attacks Are Futile
Paris:   Official  statements by
front, after an explosion caused
the day before by our artillery,
we captured one of the Erzerum
forts. Pursuing the Turks we
took prisoners, six guns and a
large quantity of munitions.
Huns Lose Subs
Paris: Three German submarines have been sunk in the
Toronto: The American Club
was destroyed by an explosion
and fire. The club was headquarters for officers of the American  Legion,   and the fire was
the French war office say the fre- j started.it is thought, by pro-Ger-
quent German attacks at various mans' 0ne man is dei*d and
points on the French line, while, another fatally injared. Captain
intended to give the impression Minard is injured,
of great activity, are in reality New York: A five-million-dol-
only local actions without conse-1 lar incendiary fire destroyed the
quence or value, although involv- steamers Bolton Castle and Paci-
ing great sacrifice of life. The!fie,with forty lighters containing
French could undertake similar'oil, cotton and munitions. Two
operations, but it is their policy seamen are missing. The vessels
to avoid useless sacrifice. | were of the Barber line, of Eng-
Russian Warships Busy !Iarld. ar>d wef-e under charter to
Petrograd:     The Russian fleet the Russian government.
in the Black Sea has had further' /g- =  =n
successes,   razing   four Turkish [ THURSDAY, FEB. 17
batteries and sinking  nine ships: ^_ J,
with cargoes of supplies.
An outer fort of Erzerum   has!
been taken by the Russians, with
guns, prisoners and supplies.
Italians In Balkans
Athens: The Italian army is
fighting its first battle in the
Balkans today, engaging the
Austrians on the heights of Our
azzo and Tirane.
Other War New3
Amsterdam: Small German
warships have been aciive in the
North Sea recently. The German
war office announced that two
British cruisers had been sunk,
but the British state the vessels
were mine sweepers.
London: A German aeroplane,
it is reported, flew over Copenhagen and cir.'led the city twice,
appearing over the harbor and
navy yard. The Danish government has protested.
Towushend A Hero
London: The remarkable stand
which has been made by General
Townshend and his comparatively small body of troops at Kut-el-
Amara, Mesopotamia, where for
nearly two months they have
withstood a large Turkish army,
has raised Townshend to a high
place in the esteem of the public.
Huns Want Polish Army
London: The Germans are
making strenuous efforts to induce the Poles to accept autonomy under the suzerainty of
Germany, in which event Germany will raise an additional
army of 900,000 Poles.    It is im-
Constant Fighting
London: The whole western
front is a scene of engagements.
At some points big guns have
been roaring incessantly for days
and infantry are constantly engaged in hand-to-hand struggk-s,
with grenade fighting arid mining
operations playing a prominent
part in all the battles. The Germans followed up their recent
success in Champagne by tli"
capture of an additional half-mile
of trenches around Tahure.
Big Guns Continue
Paris: In Belgium our artillery
exploded a munition depot north
Boesinghe. To the north of
Soissons last evening, after a
spirited    bombardment,    enemy! trench sections east o
infantry attempted a debouch by
the road from Terny and the
right bank of the Aisne, but was
stopped by our curtain of fire
and rifle fire. On the plateau of
Vauclaire our artillery effectively
shelled a salient in the German
line. In upper Alsace a violent
bombardment was carried out by
the enemy on advance trenches
we had taken.
In Caucasus
Petrograd: On the western
Russian front lively reciprocal
fire continues. Between Olai and
Dalzan our observations show
that our fire is effective. Near
Dvinsk the enemy used ashyxia-
ting gas bombs. On the Caucasus
Erzerum Conquered
Peirograd: Eighteen of the
forls around Erzerum have been
taken by lhe forces of the Grand
Duke Nicholas. The number of
Turkish prisoners captured is
40,000, with 110 guns and large
quantities of supplies. The Turks
are evacuating Erzerum and fiee-
i'ig westward.
Turkish   losses  in   this  battle
were 25,000 killed and  wounded.
Bulgaria's Sad State
London: A neutral diplomat,
returned from Bulgaria, states
that the Bulgarian losses are
150,000 and that lhe army is now
reduced to 180,000 men. This
force is insufficient to afford Germany aid in attacking Saloniki.
The army is on short rations, as
tiie Germans have taken all the
wheat, and the country is disheartened, fearing Russian reprisals. Ferdinand is blamed for
selling the country to the Germans, and his re,cent journey to
Germany was undertaken to secure relief from the Teutons to
prevent revolutionary plots.
German Troops Moving
Amsterdam: Troop movements
indicate that Germany is preparing
for a big attempt on the western
front. On Wednesday ninety
trains of soldiers passed Liegeon
their way to northern France.
Arrivals here today state that
thousands of Germans wounded in
the recent battles with the British, are being entrained on the
Yser and sent to German hospitals.
Recaptured Trenches
Paris  (official):     There   were
no important events  last  night.
Yesterday we recaptured certain
the  road
of great strategic importance.
Roads from it lead in all directions.
In occupying the fortress, the
Russians captured 25 more guns
and 1500 additional prisoners.
London: An artillery bombardment on both sides and
heavy fighting with hand grenades has taken place during the
last 24 hours between the Ypres-
Cominescanal and Ypres-Comines
railway. The fighting continues.
The capture of 600 yards of our
front line trench was preceded
by a heavy bombardment and the
explosion j)f five mines,rendering
our front trench untenable. The
attack extended along 4000 yards
of front, but was repulsed everywhere else.
Paris: In Madagascar 600 arrests have been made following
the discovery of a plot arranged
hy German agents to foment a
revolution and poison or kill all
French officers and white colonists
on Dec.31 last. Documents found
in the German consulate show the
plan was prepared before the war.
Geneva: The Journal says
Germany has built 100 submarines
of a new type and is prepared to
renew her submarine campaign
with increased vigor.
Washington: Von Bernstorff
declares Germany will insist on
all her demands regarding submarine regulations, and will torpedo armed merchantmen without
warning. In the senate, Senator
Lodge vigorously opposed acceptance of the proposed alteration,
saying that to abandon the principle that American citizens were
fre^ to travel on merchantmen
armed for defense only would be
unneutral and a step towards
making the United States anally
uf that belligerent whose merchant marine was now swept from
the seas.
Toronto: Canada is to have on
the tiring line in Flanders 5,000
American-born soldiers.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
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until May 10
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j of Peace
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Hazelton, B. C.
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from Tahure to Sommes Py.
Must Right Belgium
Havre: The Allied powers
signatory to the treaty guaranteeing the independence and
neutrality of Belgium have decided to renew the agreement,
and not to end hostilities until
the political and economic independence of Belgium is re-established.
London: Erzerum, Turkey's
chief city in Armenia, is now in
the hands of the Russians. The
capture of Erzerum is considered
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