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VOL. VI, NO. 16
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
The skating rink is now in
Assayer J. G. Powell has gone
to Vancouver for the holidays.
J. A. Sampare, of Gitwangak,
was among Thursday's arrivals.
R. G. Barnett and A. J. White
were down from Smithers on
J. H. Snodgrass, of Francois
Lake, is a visitor in Hazelton
this week.
Judge Young held county court
here on Monday, returning to
Prince Rupert on Tuesday.
H. C Kinghorn and H.M.Mathews, who are at an artillery camp
in England, are reported on the
sick list.
Henry Bretzins will leave next
Thursday for a visit to his old
home in Ohio. He has not been
there for 28 years.
Jefferson & Dockrill are calling
for tenders for the freighting of
500 tons of ore from the Santa
Maria mine to Telkwa.
F. M. O'Brien was in town this
week. He has severed his connection with the B. R. Jones
Co.^ and is on his way east for a
Geo. M. Beirnes is preparing
to haul ore from the Price mine
to the station at Pacific. He
will use ten "double - ender"
The 11th CM.R.,in which Bob
Gough, Dune. McGibbon, Pete
Merkley, and Frank Gray are
enrolled, left England for the
front on Nov. 27.
The ore shipped to Trail smelter by King & Cain, owners of
the Little Joe, is of high value.
One lot assayed 602 ounces of
silver to the,ton.
Ned Charleson Dies in Battle
E. E. Charleson, one of the
best known pioneers of this district, has been killed in action.
For the last three or four years
he had made his headquarters in
Ottawa, where Mrs. Charleson
and family are now residing. The
sympathy of many friends will
be extended to them in their loss.
At Tuesday's meeting of the
Progress Club it was decided
to open the circulating library to
the public between 7 and 8 each
weekday evening after Jan. 1.
Those desiring to take advantage
of the library will be required to
pay a Club membership fee of
one dollar and a library fee of 25
cents a month. There are over
600 books in the library.
Coming Events
Jan. 1 Red Cross Basket; Social and
Dance at New Hazelton.
Jan. 23���Soldiers' Aid Whist Drive,
St. Andrew's Hall, 8 p.m.
London: As a result of the
blockade instituted by the Allies,
Greece has agreed to the terms
of the Entente ultimatum. These
terms have not been made public, but the original demands required the surrender of a quantity
of artillery, control of the telegraph and postal systems by
Entente officials, and a guarantee
of Greece's neutrality.
taken the offensive at Samnavyat,
on the Tigris,near Kut-el-Amara.
Berlin: In the direction of
Louvemont and Hardaumont, in
the Verdun region, advantages
were obtained by the French,
after strong attacks continuing
since morning.
There was little fighting along
the Somme.
London:    In Mesopotamia the
British troops have successfully
Petrograd: The retirement of
the Russo-Roumanian forces from
Buzau, because of strong enemy
pressure, is announced. The
Allied forces around Jablonitza
are also retiring.
London: There is a steady increase in the sentiment that the
Allies, in refusing the German
peace proposals, should set forth
their own terms of peace. It is
known that the Allies, through the
foreign office, have already begun
an informal exchange of views on
Bethrnann-Hollweg's   proposals.
Amsterdam: , Premier von der
Linden, addressing the Dutch
parliament, said the government
still believes in the danger of
Holland being dragged into the
war. The country's munition,
supply has been considerably increased and is being added to
daily. In view of the international situation it is unavoidable
that sufficient military forces
should be kept at the immediate
disposal of the government.
Large Crowd Enjoys Ladies' Annual Entertainment
and Sale
London^ Lloyd George is much
better today, and it is expected
he will be able to speak on Tuesday, when he will make his first
appearance in parliament a s
London: At the request of the
U. S., the Allies have granted
safe-conduct to Count Tarnowski,
Austrian ambassador to Washington.
Amsterdam, Dec. 12:���It is announced officially in Berlin today
that the Kaiser has notified his
commanding generals that Germany has made offers of peace.
He has informed them that it is
still uncertain whether the offer
will be accepted.
Germany is willing to give up
the occupied portions of France
and Belgium, in return for her
captured colonies and liberty to
dispose of the Balkan  situation.
Geneva: Food conditions in
Germany���still more in Austria-
are appalling. The seizure of
Roumanian supplies give only
sufficient for three weeks rations'
for civilians of the two nations.
London, Dec. 13���The current
of public sentiment is opposed to
the German peace proposals.
Expressions of the press and
public men indicate that the attitude of the country is adverse to
any inconclusive peace.
The foreign office informed the
associated press that it was unable
to discuss, the German proposals
until the terms were made known,
and that the attitude of the British
govern ment toward possi ble peace
terms remains as stated frequently by the former premier and
foreign secretary. A prominent
official expressed the opinion that
the proposed terms could not be
regarded even as a basis for
Berlin: The proposals of the
central powers that peace negotiations be entered into forthwith
were made in notes handed to the
representatives of neutral coun
tries which are representing Allied
nations in Germany. It is proposed that Belgium and Poland
have separate kings under control
of Germany. Northern Franct
would be evacuated and Bulgaria
receive additional territory. This
on condition that Germany's colonies are returned to her.
Britain's New Cabinet
London.Dec.il:���The new gov-
more power into the hands of the
prime minister than the British
system has ever known, the position resembling a dictatorship.
The cabinet war council will consist of Lloyd tieorge, premier and
first lord of the treasury; Bonar
Law.chancellor of the exchequer;
Lord Milner, minister without
portfolio; Lord Curzon.lord privy
seal; Arthur Henderson, minister
of labor. Law and Curzon, as
leaders of the two houses, will
probably not attend the council
daily, and the management of
Britain's part in the war will be
practically in the hands of Lloyd
George,  Milner, and Henderson.
The other important ministers
are: Lord Derby, war; Balfour,
foreign affairs; Long, colonies:
Chamberlain,India; Ellis Griffith,
home affairs; Dr. Addison, munitions; Lord Davenport, food
controller; Sir Robert Finlay,
chancellor; Carson, admiralty.
London, Dec. 12 : ��� Premier
Lloyd George is acclaimed as the
man of the hour. Many needed
reforms are to be inaugurated.
France and Russia will follow the
example of Great Britain in reorganization, and a tremendous offensive on land and sea is now
In the course of a tour to stimulate recruiting,Capt. A. E. Stur-
dee and Lieut. H.  A.  Seely,  of
the   236th   Battalion,   "Maclean
Kilties", are  visiting  Hazelton.
They  arrived  yesterday, and in
the evening addressed a large
audience in Assembly Hall,giving
interesting talks on their experi-
lencesatihe  front,   where  both
! officers saw considerable service
! before being wounded.
Dr.   Wrinch,   the   chairman,
(Private Jack  Frost,  and S. H.
| Hoskins also spoke, and the In-
j dian band rendered patriotic airs.
A vote of thanks was tendered
to the visiting officers, who were
heartily cheered at the conclusion
of the meeting.
E. R. Cox Transferred
It is announced that E. R.Cox,
the popular manager of Hazelton
office of the government telegraphs, is to take charge of the
Rupert office. Mr. and Mrs.
Cox have resided here for many
years.and their departure will be
regretted by a host of friends.
Indian Basket Social
The Indian Young People's Association held a basket social on
Saturday evening, realizing over
$80. Of this amount $40 was
given to the Hazelton Red Cross,
which benefited further by receipts of $5.95 at the coffee table
conducted by Mrs. Edward Clark,
Mrs. Frank Clark and Mrs. John
The Miner is two dollars a year.
The ladies of the Women's
Auxiliary are to be congratulated
on the success of their annual
sale of work, which was held in
Assembly Hall on Thursday evening. A large crowd attended,
and was excellently entertained,
the various features of the program being thoroughly enjoyed.
Mrs. Field, president of the
W. A., with Mrs. Hall, presided
over the sale of work. Many
handsome and useful articles were
disposed of.
At the candy booth, Miss Smith
and Miss Margaret Allen sold a
large stock of confectionery made
by the ladies.
The refreshment tables were
well patronized, being under the
direction of Mesdames W.Sharpe,
Newick,Naylor, Cox, R. J. Rock,
Hoskins and Gilmore.
The fish pond, in charge of
Misses Jean Grant and Florence
McDougall, gathered in quite a
harvest of silver, as did the hat-
pinning contest, conducted by
Miss W. Soal.
A Christmas tree, which was
well patronized by the young
folks, was in charge of Misses
V. Mcintosh and Kathleen Allen.
The pie contest, conducted by
Mrs. Reid for Mrs. Sharpe, Sr.,
attracted many of the visitors.
One of the principal features
of the bazaar was a shooting
gallery.conducted by the Soldiers'
Aid Committee.
The concert program f-dded
much to the enjoyment of the
occasion. Those who took part
were: Mrs. Chappell, Mrs. Reid,
Mrs. Hoskins, T. G. Wall.Private
Jack Frost, Miss Hogan, Miss
Davis, and the young ladies'
sextet, including Misses Margaret Allen, Agnes and Jean Grant,
Florence McDougall, Inez Smith
and Miss Wentzel. R. E. Allen
was chairman.
Among the donations were a
pair of chickens and 150 lbs. of
potatoes from C. Olsen.
The receipts of the evening
were $240. One half of the net
proceeds will be devoted to church
work and the remainder will be
handed to the Soldiers' Aid.
Late casualty reports contain
the name of Private Albert
Schooling, who left Hazelton with
the local contingent of the 102nd
Battalion. No particulars have
been received.
"Bert", as he was familiary
called, had resided here for some
years, and was deservedly popular. He left a position as road
foreman to don khaki.
Methodist Church
Alterations are in progress at
St. Andrew's Hall.and tomorrow
evening's service will held in the
schoolhouse. Dr. Sager will
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
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Vol. VI.
Saturday, December 16, 1916
No. 16
In 1910 the Dominion government appointed a royal commission
to enquire into the needs and present equipment of the Dominion
respecting industrial training and technical education, and into the
systems and methods of technical instruction obtaining in other
countries. The report of the commission was published in 1913, but
has not been acted upon as yet. The following is a brief extract
from this report, showing the need of industrial and technical
education in Canada:
"Until recently Canada was an interested and debatingspe:tator
of the movements for industrial efficiency. The training of young
workers to deftness in manipulation and technique, and to an
understanding of the principles and sciences which lie at the base of
all trades and industries, was not provided for in the courses. When
manufactured goods were wanted in increasing quantities and variety
and towns and cities were growing by leaps and bounds, it was
discovered that there had been practically no organization of means
for preparing the hundreds of thousands of young people to become
the best qualified artisans, farmers and housekeepers in the world.
The country's growing wealth was ample for the cost; but the
educational work was becoming bookish in the extreme, and, worse
than that, was developing into school systems that had few points
of contact with, or relation to, industrial, agricultural or housekeeping life."
In so far as mining is concerned, Canada would not only be
benifited industrially, but workmen would become better educated,
more contented, and the risk of accident considerably lessened.
The accident death rate among miners is greater in Canada than in
any other civilized country. This is due, largely, to the hazardous
nature of the work and the class of labor available for employment.
The fatality rate in coal mines in Belgium is the lowest in the
world, being slightly over one per thousand employed. In 1850 the
fatality rate in Belgium was as high as it is today in Canada. The
decrease is the result of the combined efforts of the mine owners,
the workmen, and the Administration of mines, and it is due, to a
great extent, to diffusion of technical and professional education.
In view of its importance, the government should direct more
attention to the education of the workman, so that he may not be a
danger to himself or others and that he may become better educated,
more skilful, and thus have the opportunity to better  his  position.
Apple Growth in Canada
Named varieties of apples are
very numerous, being probably
over 3000, says M. T. Macoun,
Dominion horticulturist, in Bulletin 86 of the Division of Horticulture, Ottawa, entitled "The
apple in Canada; its Cultivation
and Improvement." At the time
of the census there were 10,390,-
457 bearing apple trees in Canada
and 5,578,965 non-bearing. The
production of apples in the year
preceding the census of 1910 was
10,405,457 bushels. Mr. Macoun
sketches the history of the apple
in every province. In Prince
Edward Island apple trees made
their appearance in 1753, with the
first settlement of the English.
New Brunswick has made slow
progress in cultivation of the
apple,although climate and much
of the soil are adapted to the
growth of the hardier varieties.
In Nova Scotia the apple has
been grown since the advent of
the French settlers in the early
part of the seventeenth century.
In 1911 1,740,000 barrels were
packed and sold from the Annapolis and adjacent valleys. Records show that the apple has
been grown in Quebec since 1663.
It was in this province that the
famous Fameuse is supposed to
have originated.     Ontario pro
duces more apples than any other
province, having in 1910 six and
a half million bearing trees, to
one million and a half in Nova
Scotia and one million, two hundred thousand in Quebec. The
industry, Mr. Macoun points out,
is developing rapidly,although in
British Columbia apple growing
has only been cultivated to any
extent since 1887, the development has been very rapid, especially during the last ten years.
In the Okanagan valley are some
of the finest orchards to be found
in the Dominion. Manitoba produces more apples than either
of the prairie provinces, partly
due to earlier settlement and to
the adaptability of tne climate
and soil of southern Manitoba.
As to Saskatchewan Mr. Macoun
says: "The fact that the small or
crab apples originated by the late
Dr. Wm. Saunders can be grown
so successfully in many places in
the province and that some hardy
Russian varieties have been matured, leads one to believe that
in the future there will be other
varieties originated that will
succeed more generally." In
Alberta the best results have
been obtained in the southern
section, but apples have been
produced in Edmonton, where the
climate is moister.   The farthest
north in Canada that apples have
been grown, so far as Mr. Macoun is aware, is at the sub-station at Fort Vermillion, in the
Peace river district, where crab
apples have been gathered. The
bulletin, which can be had free
on application to the Publications
Branch of the Department of
Agriculture,Ottawa,is a complete
compendium on the cultivation of
the apple and treatment of the
The Provincial Opposition
Discussing the coming session
of the provincial legislature, Ex-
premier Bowser, in a recent
interview, said:
"The opposition has no policy
to declare as yet. In fact it has
not, so far, surveyed the situation. I suppose we shall stick to
the general principles on which
we went to the country. Nothing
more can be said till we know
the policy of the government,
which was put forward only in a
general way in the campaign.
If the government brings down
good legislation it will not meet
with any opposition from our
side. We shall be ready to join
hands in bringing the province
into its own."
Training of Youth
Sir Clifford Sifton stated at the
fifth annual meeting of the Commission of Conservation: "With
respect to the general progress
of conservation ideas, it must be
remembered that, in the last resort the highest degree of conservation depends upon the efficiency of the human unit."
Many influences are operating
to increase the efficiency of our
people, and especially is this the
case with that human unit���the
To the boy of today we must
look for future results. When
called upon to undertake burdens
of civic and business life, the
effects of his training as a boy
will be apparent in his character
and habits, his initiative and
action. Canada's future greatness depends upon the proper
direction of the young mind of
today, and upon her leading men
of today rests the responsibility
of providing for this training.
Many voluntary organizations
are devoting earnest attention to
boy training. The Boy Scout
association is one of these. Young
as this movement is in years,
many rising yo'ing men of today
show in their characters and
habits the influence of their Boy
Scout training. This movement,
however, as well as similar ones,
is hampered by the dearth of
suitable leaders, many of whom
have been claimed by the war.
An English paper recently stated:
"On the shoulders of the Scoutmasters a great responsibility
rests; for it is to them that is
is committed the important task
of moulding the characteis of the
lads and teaching them those
habits of thought and action that
fit them for the occupation of a
better and more responsible
sphere of life. 'Scoutmasters,'
said Chief Scout Baden Powell
recently, 'are the backbone of
the movement, and the finding
of suitable men is our greatest
difficulty.' "
Canada will require of her future leaderp a high degree of
efficiency, and that this may be
accomplished it is essential that
the men of today become interested in boy work and assume
their responsibility as Canadians
to the rising generation.
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.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Nbtes from Many Sources
Ex-premier Bowser is in Ottawa this week.
A big steel industry is to be
located at Point Grey:
Trains are now runiiingthrough
the Connaught tunnel.
Field-marshal Oyaffia, the Japanese commander, is dead.
Villa forced Chihuahua merchants to "lend" him $40,000.
Canada is to have a scientific
and industrial research bureau.
German submarines have sunk
over 500 vessels during the year.
Copper sells at 35J for the first
quarter, while silver is up to75��.
The British government has
taken entire control of the liquor
The British government is
sending 10,000 freight cars to
A campaign for nation-wide
prohibition is being inaugurated
in the U.S.
. Canada has given over sixteen
and a_ half millions to the Patriotic Fund.
The Standard Oil has paid bonuses to all employees receiving
less than $3000 a year.
Machines imitating the British
"tanks" are being used by the
Germans in Roumania.
Twenty-five more wooden ships
are to be built at Victoria and
North Vancouver yards.
Since the beginning of the war
242 Norwegian ships have been
destroyed by the Germans.
Five lives were lost in a $2,-
000,000 fire in the Quaker Oats
plant at Peterboro on Monday.
Vancouver people are asking
that the Saturday half-holiday
for store employees be done away
Two hundred Seinn Feiners
broke up a charitable entertainment for soldiers' families in
Twenty thousand letter cases
were forwarded to Canadian
soldiers at the front by the Red
In a newspaper interview Villa
declared he would drive Pershing's American force out of
Trade Unionists in England
propose that the government
commandeer or control all food
The Canadian reciprocity act,
paused by congress and rejected
by Canada in 1911, is to be
A coustitutional amendment
making the presidential term six
years has been introduced in the
U.S. congress.
The government of Holland
has prohibited the carrying of all
cargoes except grain in grain
vessels from the U.S.
Professor Leacock proposes that
Canada replace her silver coinage
with nickel money, claiming a
gain of over five million dollars.
Chairman Flavelle, of the Imperial munitions board, in an address to 200 Canadian manufac-,
turers, stated that they were not
doing as well as they should in
the manufacture of munitions.
Inhabitants of Russian Poland
are being subjected to a policy of
forced labor and deportation,
similar to that pursued in Belgium.
An American report says a
heavily-armed raider, fitted with
two torpedo tubes, has been
sighted fifty miles north of the
The Storm Bird,the oldest iron
ship in the world, has been
wrecked on the New Zealand
coast. She was built in Glasgow
in 1854.
Great industrial fairs, displaying 'the resources of the United
Kingdom, are to be held in London and Glasgow Feb. 26 to
March 9.
British shell contracts in the
U.S. will all run out within six
months, and are not likely to be
renewed. Canada's output is
expected to increase.
For the first time in the history
of Lake navigation, the lighthouse keepers on the islands of
the Great Lakes are to remain at
their posts all winter.
In the Slocan recount, Hunter,
the Conservative, who was d -
feated by one vote on the first
returns, obtained a majority of
five over Nelson, the Liberal
Fight promoters offer $40,000
to the French war fund if
Georges Carpentier, the celebrated French middleweight.is relieved from service with the flying
corps to fight Champion Willard
in the U.S.
Certificate of Improvements
Omineca mining division of Omineca
district; located on Rocher de Boule
mountain, on Juniper creek, adjoining
the Iowa mineral claim on the south.
TAKE NOTICE that I, 3m. E. Dean
of Hazelton, Free Miner's Certificate
No. 43174B, acting as agent for Charles
F. Booth, Free Miner's Certificate No.
43178B, intend sixty days from the
date hereof to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant for the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this second day of December,
A.D. 1916. Jas. E. Dean.
Holiday Gifts
As suitable Xmas gifts for men
we suggest Jaeger shirts, Jaeger
gloves.Jaeger slippers and Jaeger
scarfs. We also submit for your
approval a very handsome and
new assortment of Xmas neckwear. Noel & Rock,
** Furnishers to Men.
In the Supreme Court of British
In the matter of the Administration
Act and in the matter of the Estate
of Allan A. McMillen, deceased,
TAKE NOTICE that by an order of
H i s Honour Judge Young, dated
the ninth day of December, 1916, I was
appointed Administrator of the Estate
of Allan A. McMillen, deceased, intestate.
All persons having claims against
the said estate are hereby requested to
forward the same, properly verified, to
me before the 26th day of December,
1916, and all persons indebted to
the said estate are required to pay the
amounts of their indebtedness to me
Dated 12th December, 1916.
Official Administrator,
16-17 Hazelton, B.C.
In the Supreme Court of British
In  the matter  of the Administration
Act and in the matter of   the   Estate of John Erik Lindquist, deceased,
TAKE NOTICE that by an order of
His Honour Judge Young, dated
the ninth day of December, 1916, I was
appointed Administrator of the Estate
of John Erik JLindquist, deceased, Intestate.
All persons having claims agatnbt
the said Estate are hereby requested
to forward the same, properly verified,
to me,before the 26th day of December,
1916, and all persons indebted to
the said Estate are required to pay
the amounts of their indebtedness to
me forthwith.
Dated 11th December, 1916.
Official Administrator,
16-17 Hazelton, B. C.
Certificate of Improvements
HAZELTON MINERAL CLAIM, situate in the Omineca Mining Division of
Omineca District.
Where located:���On Nine-mile Mountain on the Babine Trail.
TAKE NOTICE that J. C. K. Sealy
and George Railson per his attorney
Thomas Railson, Free Miner's Certificates Nos. 98326B, 43167B, and 41366B,
respectively,intend sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements. 11-19
Dated October 31st, 1916.
Per T. Railson, Atty.;
Addressing Soldiers' Mail
In order to facilitate the hand
ling of mail at the front and
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.
Battalion,   Regiment    (or
other unit), Staff appointment or Department.
Canadian Contingent.
British Expeditionary
Army Post Office, London
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations, such as brigades,
divisions, is strictly forbidden,
and causes delay.
Burnt Leather
See our Xmas gifts in burnt
leather; Ladies' HandbaRS, Purses. Match Scratchers, Table
Doilies, Photo and Postcard Albums, etc.
**    R. Cunningham & Son, Ltd.
of all kinds.
Lowest   Rate*.     Strongest   Companies.
Prompt and Liberal Settlement*.
Mining Machinery and Supplies.
Cradock's Wire Cables.
Estimates given for Tramways.
J. F. MAGUIRE,   Hazelton
Insurance and Manufacturers' Agent.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
From Kispiox Valley, in July,
one White Gelding, from 700 to
800 pounds. Brand a on left
hip.   Please inform
District Forester,
10-13 Hazelton, B.C.
A Telephone saves time and
money. Get on the lines of
progress. Ask for full information.
Head Office   -   -   Hazelton.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
I Hudson's Bay Company j
|   Groceries, Drygoods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Wholesale Liquors   g
COAL mining rightsof the Dominion
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the Province of British Columbia,
may be leased for a term 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 $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable
output of the mine at the rate of live
cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of ?10.0C an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa,
or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B. ���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service to and from all trains and boats
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion, British Columbia,
and Alberta Land Surveyors
Offices at Victoria, Nelson, Port George
and New Hazelton.
F. P. Burden,
New Hazelton
Provincial Assayer       !
Hazelton,     ���     ���     B.C.
RAISINS, seeded and seedless, 15-oz. pkgs.
15, & 12Jc
RAISINS, Cluster, in fancy packages   .    .
.   25 cents
CURRANTS, Fresh, Cleaned, 16-oz. pkgs. .
.   20   "
MIXED PEEL, in 1-lb. boxes	
.   35   "
MINCEMEAT, Tea Garden, in glass jars   .
.   85   "
Wethey's, 2 pkgs. for    .   .
.   25   "
BIRD'S EGG SUBSTITUTE, per pkg. .   .
.   15   "
BIRD'S CUSTARD POWDER "   "     .   .
.   15   "
.    15   "
.   10   "
Apples         Oranges        Nuts        Grapes
Ladies! Ask for a Free Shopping
Gentlemen! Dont Forget to buy a few bottles for Christmas
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 6 p.m. Nov. 11th,
25th; Dec 9th, 23rd; Jan. 6th, 20th; Feb. 3rd.
J. I.Peters, General Agent, 3rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert, B.C
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
LIVLKI   ana JlAljLsJ  and  public" conveyance's' "day and
night.     Our stages meet all trainB at South Hazelton or New Hazelton
We are prepared to supply private
Consign  your shipments in  Our
Care  for Storage or Delivery.
Address all communications to Hazelton.
Ruddy & MacKay
Steamers sailing between Skagway, Juneau,
Wrattgell, Ketchikan, Anyox, Prince Rupert,
Ocean Falls, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle.
Steamers south from Prince Rupert: Wednesday and Friday, at 9 a.m.
North for Anyox 12 midnight Wednesday. North for Ketchikan,
Wrangell, Juneau, Skagway, 12 noon Saturday.
Steamers arrive Prince Rupert from south at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday
and 9 a.m. Saturday From Anyox, 7 p.m. Thursday. From Skagway,
Juneau, Wrangell,. Ketchikan, 6:00 A.M. Wednesday.
Eastbound trains leave Hazelton: Passenger,Wednesday and Saturday,
at 7:08 P.M.   Mixed Friday, at 2:24 P. M.
Westbound trains leave Hazelton: Passenger Tuesday and Thursday,
9:46 A.M.     Mixed Thursday at 6 A.M.
For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific Agent, or to
G. A. MeNtcholl.Asst. Gen. Freight and Passenger Agent,Prlnce Rupert, B.C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1916
Paris: In Champagne we made
a successful surprise attack on a
German salient. In the region of
Butte Mesnil we penetrated enemy trenches, destroyed mine
batteries and brought back prisoners. On the left bank of the
Meuse a somewhat spirited artillery action was maintained in the
region of Hill 304, with intermittent cannonading on the rest of
the front.
A Belgian communication says
artillery and mine throwers were
energetically counter-shelled by
Belgian batteries and trench
guns, which violently bombarded
the Yser dike and the sector
before Dixmude.
London: We raided hostile
trenches at Neuville St. Vaast
and Souchez, inflicting losses on
the enemy and capturing machine
guns. Hostile artillery is active
at Ypres, La Bassee and west of
Le Sars.
Petrograd: Both Roumanian
and Russian forces in Wallachia
continue to retire in the face
of unceasing hostile pressure.
The Roumanians are retiring
eastward,and in consequence the
Russian left flank is also retiring.
Petrograd: The King of Roumania has arrived at Reni, Bessarabia, to meet the Czar.
Austro-German troops yesterday took the offensive near Pom-
orzany, 45 miles southwest of
Lemberg, but were brought to a
standstill by Russian fire. On the
Russian western front the enemy
bombarded the area of Calosva
without cessation from midday
to 4 p.m.
London: The retreating Roumanians east of Ploeshti have
taken a stand, with the result
that the invading Teutons have
been driven back several kilometers. In the course of the
Roumanian attack two hostle
squadrons were annihilated. In
Dobrudja and on the Danube both
sides engaged in artillery  firing.
London: British artillery bombarded various points behind the
enemy lines north of the Ancre.
Successful raids were carried out
southeast of Armentieres, where
machine gun emplacements were
destroyed and prisoners J.aken.
In the last 24 hours artillery
and trench mortars have been
active on both sides in the Loos,
Arras and Ypres areas.
Allied airmen made important
raids in various parts of Belgium.
Paris: French troops made a
successful surprise attack on the
enemy trenches at Le Pretre
wood. There were violent artillery actions on the Verdun front,
around Douaumont.
Saloniki: The people of Canea
denounce King Constantine as a
traitor to Greece and declare in
favor of his dethronement, Soldiers present at the demonstration tore their colors and sang
patriotic songs.
The situation at Athens is critical. All Entente nationals have
been ordered by their consuls to
quit the city today.
A revolution has broken out in
the Cyclades, Greek islands in
the .fEgean.
The Entente is said to have
threatened to dethrone Constantine and proclaim Prince Pierre
king, with Venizelos as regent.
Washington: Complete information regarding the sinking of
the Marina shows it to have been
a clearcut violation of Germany's
pledges to the United States.
Full information regarding the
Arabia is awaited before the
next move is made.
Berlin: The Deutschland has
arrived in the Weser.
Saloniki: Entente forces have
made an advance on a section of
the front northeast of Monastir.
West of Suhodol the Allies drove
the enemy back.
New York: Private advices
from Paris say General Petain is
to succeed General Joffre.
Saskatoon: Premier Borden,
addressing a great meeting here,
declared "The Allies are fighting
to preserve the future of democracy and the liberty of humanity.
We must have peace, not a truce.''
Amsterdam: The central powers have notified the Belgians
that if the latter insist upon immediate peace their country will
be restored to them, it? independence guaranteed and financial
assistance given. If they refuse,
the remaining monuments and
public buildings are threatened
with destruction.
Paris: Admiral du Fournet
has been succeeded by Admiral
Gaucher as commander of the
Allied squadron in Greek waters.
General Nivelle, commander at
Verdun, has been appointed commander in-chief of the armies of
the north and northeast.
Unofficially it is stated that Ihe
the new cabinet will he headed
by Briand, the present premier.
There will be a war council of six.
Petrograd: Already Germany
has begun to impose crushing
levies on captured Roumanian
cities. Craiovo.a place of 52,000,
has been taxed ten millions, or
$190 for each inhabitant.
London : Successful mining
operations have been carried out
by the British south of Ypres.
An attack by German troops
at the edge of Deslodges wood,
south of the Somme, was frustrated by the French.
A surprise attack by Austnans
on the Carso front was repulsed
by the Italians.
Belgians repulsed German patrols.
London : That the British
people have already answered
"No!" to Germany's peace offer is
reflected not only in newspaper
comment but in the expressions
of people on the streets. Germany's peace views are generally
regarded as preposterous and
unworthy of the slightest consideration. The nation looks to
Lloyd George to frame an answer
to Germauy's peace offer.
London : Germany's peace
proposals caused the greatest
sensation in Scandinavia. Swedish despatches say it is believed
the German offer will meet with
immediate rejection by the Allies.
Ottawa: The Canadian torpe-
doboat Grilse, with a crew of 50,
the majority from B.C., has been
sunk and all lives lost. The vessel left Halifax on Dec. 11, for
Paris: There was spirited
fighting north of Monastir. Bulgarian counter-attacks against
Italian positions were checked by
machine gun and artillery fire of
the Allies.
London: Germany's total war
losses up to the end of November
were 3.921,859.
Petrograd: The repulse, with
great losses, of Teutonic attacks
in the wooded Carpathians east
of Trotiesh is reported. We took
a line of enemy trenches along
the heights south of Agusulia.
The retirement eastward of Roumanian forces occurred after the
enemy attacks around Isislaw and
Rome: In the Adige valley
only the usual artillery activity
continued. j"ad weather prevented artillery action, even in Carso.
Paris: Two German submarines
are reported to have entered the
port of Las Palmas, Canary Islands, and moored beside a German interned vessel there.
London: The foreign office
announces it is still communicating with France regarding a safe
conduct for Von Tarnow, Austrn-
Hungarian ambassador to the U.
S. It is generally believed that
a safe conduct will be granted.
Paris : The Greek charge
d'affaires appeared at the ministry of foreign affairs for the
purpose of expressing to the
government of France sincere
regret for the events which have
occurred in Athens.
tween Greece and the Entente.
The Allies were fully alive to the
dangers of the unsatisfactory situation in Greece. The Entente
will soon make demands of Greece
for the purpose of clearing it up.
ThomasMcNamara.inthe house
of commons, announced that the
admiralty had under earnest consideration the matter of arming
merchant ships.
Washington: Predictions are
made by radicals here that within
ninety days or less after the rejection of Berlin's peace proposals
by the Allies diplomatic relations
between Germany and the U.S.
will be broken off because of the
character of German submarine
warfare, which is the only aggressive field left to the Teutons.
Amsterdam: The next session
of the German reichstag will be
held about the middle of January,
unless events necessitate an earlier convention.
Made To Order
British Columbia Land Surveyor
:::   MINE SURVEYOR   :::
Hazelton,. B. C.
Surveys of Mineral Claims, Townsites,
Timber and Coal Leases, Etc. and General Engineering Surveys.
The obtaining of Crown Grants attended to. tf
London: After consideration,
most Britons interpret Germany's
offer to enter into peace negotiations as an effort to spread discord amongst the members of the
Entente; an effort to buoy up the
faltering spirits of the fatherland;
an effort to injure the Allies'
cause in the eyes of neutrals; the
forerunnerof and justification for
a winter campaign of "frightful-
ness" on the sea. The Allies
remain firm,united,confident and
determined. Germany must come
to them. They will not go to the
Kaiser, not even half way.
Berlin: French troops have
begun an offensive in the Verdun
region, advancing on both sides
of the Meuse.
London: A supplementary es
timate issued provides for an additional million men for the army.
Ottawa: Sir George Foster,acting premier, expressed Canada's
attitude toward German peace
proposals. "Canada stands with
the Empire for the vigorous
prosecution of the war until
complete victory is attained."
London: Premier Lloyd George
has taken a slight turn for the
worse. He has suffered from a
severe chill and his physicians
ordered him to remain in bed for
a few days.
London: A credit vote of
��400,000,000 to keep the war
going until Feb. 24 was asked
for in the house of commons today by Bonar Law. This is the
fourteenth since the war began,
making a total of ��3,852,000,000.
London: Lord Cecil, in the
house of commons, said the complete blockade of the Greek ports
did not imply a state of war be-
Card of Thanks
The President: and ladies of
the Women's Auxiliary extend
their hearty thanks to the residents of Hazelton and the visitors
who so generously and cheerfully
made theanuual bazaar a success.
Freighters, Attention!
Tenders will be received by
the undersigned up to the 29th
day qf December for the hauling
of 500 tons of ore, or anv part
thereof, from the Santa Maria
mine, to be loaded on the cars at
Also for the hauling of freight
from   the  railroad  to the mine.
Twenty-five per cent of the
contract will be withheld to guarantee the completion of the same.
The lowest or any tender not
necessarily accepted.
I      Just Arrived      !
A Full Line of I
WINTER MITTS     -      f
Come in and see them!      I
Hazelton, B. C.
at the
Assay Office and Mining Office
Arts and Crafts Building; 578 Seymour Street
The Estate of J. O'Sullivan
Provincial Assayers and Chemists
Established 1897 by the late J. O'Sullivan,   F. C. S., 26 years with
Vivian & Sons, Swansea.
for any period from one month upward at SI per
ni"nth in advance. This rate includes office consultations and medicines, as well as all costs while
In the hospital. Tickets ohtainable in Hazelton
at the PoBt Office or the Drujj Store; in Aldermere
from Mr. T. J. Thorp; in Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or by mail from the Medical Superintendent at the
^    You  are  thinking  of  the  Kiddies'
Christmas, and of course Toys  will be
first on your list of gifts.
Machine Guns
Water Guns
Air Guns
Painting Books and Colors
Story Books
Dolls and Doll Beds
Bead Novelties
Japanese Toys
Painting Books and Colors
Story Books
With many Toys that  will please His
Majesty the Baby
Dr. BADGERO will be located in
Hazelton, beginning Dec.  1st,  1916.
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