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4   I  ,
VOL. V, NO. bO
Warm Debate at Last Night's
Gathering���Stevens a
Although only brief notice
could be given, there was a good
attendance at last night's meeting in the interest of F. M. Dockrill, the Conservative candidate
for Omineca. and Assembly Hall
was the scene of one of the liveliest political meetings held here
for some time. Alex. Manson,
the Prince Rupert lawyer who is
running in the Liberal interest,
was on the platform, and had
what must have been rather an
uncomfortable time.
Mr. Dockrill, who was well
received, opened the meeting
with a brief speech in which he
dealt with the railway policies of
the administration,reserving other questions for future meetings.
He was followed by the opposition candidate, who spoke in his
usual strain. Challenged to state
the platform of the Liberal party,
he pleaded lack of time.
Hon. Wm. Manson, minister of
agriculture, replied to personal
criticisms made by his opposition
namesake, and delivered the best
fighting speech Hazelton people
have heard from him. The debate between the two Mansons
was enjoyed by the audience, the
honors being easily with the
The chief speaker of the evening was H. H. Stevens, M.P. for
Vancouver. Beginning at a rather
late hour he held his audience
until nearly midnight, which in
' itself proved him a campaign
speaker of more than ordinary
ability. Mr. Stevens handled in
decisive fashion some of the
misrepresentations of the opposition, taking occasion to put the
Liberal candidate for Omineca in
his place. The address did not
to go uninterrupted, but the
speaker brought his points out
clearly and well, the audience
being plainly with him.
Hazelton audiences, as a rule,
are not demonstrative, but the
applause which punctuated the
remarks of the governmentspeak-
ers last night indicated that the
town, which polled a majority for
the Conservative candidate at the
last election, will do the same on
September 14.
As chairman, R. S. Sargent
was as efficient as usual.
The distinguished visitors held
a meeting at New Hazelton this
morning, taking the afternoon
train for Smithers, where they
will speak tonight.
Methodist Church
Rev. M. Pike will preach at 7:30
tomorrow evening on the subject:
"The Price of Life."
All are cordially invited.
London:     British and French,on  the Somme front the British
are advancing airainst Bulgarian
forces at Doiran, 40 miles northwest of Saloniki. The railway
station and neighboring hill have
been captured.
The Servian forces, ^hich have
been successful in their engagements with the enemy,again had
skirmishes along their section of
the front.
The heavy artillery of the Allies is now bombarding Bulgarian
positions on Lake Doiran.
have made further progress.
The French artillery is directing a destructive fire on the
enemy positions north of the
In the Verdun region, in a raid
on German trenches near Hill
304, the French took a number
of prisoners. On the right bank
of the Meuse there was grenade
fighting at Thiaumont.
On the rest of the front cannonading was intermittent.
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Rome: The Italians have occupied the entire Dnherdo plateau
and have captured Ruhbia and
San Martino. Our forces reached
the enemy linos on the Vallone
river, forcing the Austrians to
retire east to the town of Vallone.
Cavalry and cyclists are clearing
the valleys of the retreating
Austrians. The number of prisoners  taken   since  the  fall of
Gorizia is 15,000.
Berlin:   Austro-iierman forces
London:    North of Bazentine-jin the region of Monasterzyska,
le-Petit and north west of Pozieres and at points on the Dniester and
Petrograd: The Russians are
again advancing along the Sereth
river, in Galicia. They have entered the town of Monasterzysky,
northeast of Stanislaus. On the
Dniester they have reached a
point south of Miriampol and are
now eight miles southeast of the
important town of Halicz. They
have also advanced on the right
bank of the Bistritz river.
and Bistritz rivers have been
compelled to givt way because of
the superiority of the hostile
Chancellor von Bethmann-Holl-
weg.accompanied by von Jagow,
has gone to Vienna to visit the
Austro-Hungarian foreign minister and confer respecting the
territory occupied by the central
Washington: Turkey has refused the request of the United
States that a neutral committee
be permitted to undertake relief
work in Syria.
. Stockholm: Germany hasissued
a new list of contraband. Commanders of warships are instructed to sink all ships carrying contraband to enemy ports.
London: The Russian emperor
has presented General Brusiloff
with a sword of honor and the
order of St. George ornamented
with diamonds, for his victories
over the Austrians and Germans
in Galicia.
Work on Debenture
The new camps on the Debenture gioup have been fully established, says T. H. Rea, managing
director of the company, who is
in town this week. Two shifts
are working and the crosscut has
been driven over 90 feet, 63 feet
having been gained last month.
This tunnel will be driven 400
feet, to tap the main vein at an
equal depth.
With the assistance of the
provincial government, the trails
have been improved and a wagon
road is now being located, to connect the Debenture and Cronin
properties with the railway.
J. D. Galloway, of the provincial mines department, visited
the Debenture a few days ago.
General Notes
North Bay: Heavy rains have
checked the disastrous forest fires
throughout Northern Ontario.
The Northern Telephone Co. is
arranging for the construction of
a   new   line  from   Smithers to
Telkwa, to replace the old one
and   give  a  greatly   improved
service.    The new line will cross
the Bulkley river at Smithers,
and availing itself of the  new
road  now  being constructed by
the goverment,  will  follow the
road all the way to Telkwa, on j
the east side of the river.     On|    Michel:
the strength of   the   improved)3 mine of the Crows Nest Coal
number of new sub-1 Co. were killed on  Wednesday
Berne: The Berlin Tageblatt
semi-officially announces that the
merchant submarineBremen sank
as the result of an accident to
her machinery.
Victoria: Hon. Edgar Dewd-
ney, former lieutenant-governor
of British Columbia, is dead.
Twelve miners in No.
Coming Events
Auguit 17-Lecture, "The Flag," by
Rev. Canon Rix, Assembly Ilall.H p.m.
For the benefit of the Soldiers' Aid.
Sept. 14���Provincial General Election.
Sept. 15-16 Hazelton Agricultural ft
Induatrial Fair.
Captain Jessup Killed
Among the British officers
killed in the Somme offensive
was Capt. Frank R. Jessup, of
the lst Battalion, Border Regiment, well-known here as a member of the G. T. P. engineering
staff in construction days. Capt.
Jessup "was shot dead while
leading his company in a most
gallant manner under a terrible
fire", one of his senior officers
writes. His elder brother, a
member of the Princess Pats, was
killed in the second battle of
Labor Day At Telkwa
There will be a big Labor Day
celebration at Telkwa on Sept. 4.
See the advertisement on page 2,
and arrange to enjoy the day
with the Bulkley Valley people.
Everyone in the district should
visit Hazelton Fair on Sept. 15-16.
The directors have arranged a
program of attractions second to
service, a
scribers have been secured in
both towns. A number of mine
and ranch owners in the Telkwa
district have asked to be connected with the new line, and this
will be done as fast as possible.
The company is now erecting a
line for the Hazelton Gold-Cobalt
Mining Co. to their new camp on
Rocher de Boule mountain, a distance of ten miles, and the line
will be in operation on the 15th
Other extensions are planned,
the particulars of which will be
announced shortly.
night by an explosion.
New York: Wireless observers were puzzled this morning by
signals from an unidentified vessel off Sandy Hook, thought by
some to be the Bremen.
Ottawa:     Sir George
has sailed from England
turn to Canada.
to re-
Washington: President Wilson
will make a speaking trip across
the continent.
Canon Rix to Lecture
Considerable interest is being
taken in the lecture on "The
Flag", by Rev. Canon Rix, of
Prince Rupert, which is to be
given in Assembly Hall on Thursday evening next, for the benefit
of the Soldiers' Aid. This lecture
was very well received in Prince
Rupert recently. Canon Rix, ac
companied by Mrs. and Miss Rix,
will spend several days here.
J. G. Powell, an experienced
assayer,arrived from Vancouver,
on Wednesday, and is now engaged in Stuart J. Martin's office.
Mr. Powell has been in charge of
the well known O'Sullivan office
in Vancouver.
J. B. Tyrrell, the noted explorer
and geologist, is among the
week's visitors in Hazelton district. Mr. Tyrrell, who was for
years connected with the Dominion geological survey, is looking
over some of the mines of this
Get ready for Hazelton Fair,
Sept. 15-16
R. L. Watt is down from the
Amargosa group.
W. F. Somerville.an Edmonton
mining man, is in town.
Peter Slavin was down from
Houston early in the week.
E. H. Fletcher, postoffice inspector, was here on Monday.
E. C. Annes returned on Sunday from a visit to Edmonton.
Mrs. Pleiman, of Seaton, was
a visitor in Hazelton this week.
R. G. Cunningham was a passenger for the coast on Sunday.
Miss Colwill, of the Hospital,
is spending her vacation at Houston.
Mrs. Wrinch and children returned on Sunday from a vacation visit to the prairies.
W. J. Sanders returned yesterday from a business visit to
Edmonton and Winnipeg.
Miss Tallander, of the Hospital
staff, returned on Monday from
a holiday visit to Prince Rupert.
Jack Young has gone to Alice
arm, to take charge of the mill
at Riel's Camp, one of the new
camps of that district.
Dr. W. Ferrier.of the Dominion
mines department, is spending a
few days here in an investigation
of various ore deposits.
H. N. Wright of the auditor-
general's staff, was in town on
Monday, returning from a visit to
his Rocher de Boule claims.
Allan Johnson returned on
Wednesday from Soap Lake,
Wash , much improved in health.
He left for the telegraph line on
At Wednesday night's meeting
of the Progress Club steps were
taken to organize a cemetery
board and secure title to the
burial ground.
J. E. Merryfield, Conservative
candidate for this district for
the federal house, accompanied
the political speakers who were
here last evening.
Major J. H. McMullin, govern-
ment agent at Prince Rupert, who
was the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Hoskins for several days, returned home on Tuesday.
Letters  from   the  front  say
that George McKay, of the pion-,
eers, has returned to duty, having
recovered from his wound.    The
other pioneers are well.
F. P. Burden, manager of the
local office of Green Bros., Burden and Co.. is down today from
the Amargosa group, which he
is engaged in surveying.
B. R. Hoffman. Wm. Barnett
3d, and Sellers H. Barnett, all of
Philadelphia, arrived here on
Monday.en route to Babine Lake
district for a camping trip. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, AUGUST 12. 1916
Published every Saturday at Hazelton. the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
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Vol. V.
Saturday, August 12, 1916.
No. 50
The First Lord of the Admiralty, A. J. Balfour, has issued a
statement for publication, in the course of which he says:
"The second anniversary of the British declaration of war
provides a fitting opportunity for a brief survey of the naval
situation. The consequences, material and moral, of the Jutland
battle cannot be easily overlooked; an Allied diplomatist assured
me it was the turning point of the war.
"The tide, which had so long ceased to help our enemies,beiran
from that moment to flow strongly in our favor. This much at
least is true: That every week which has passed since the German
fleet was driven damaged into port has seen new successes for the
Allies in one part or the other of the field of operations. It would
be an error, however, to suppose that the naval victory changed
the situation; what it did was to confirm it.
"Before the Jutland battle, as after, the German fleet was
imprisoned. The battle was an attempt to break the bars and
burst the confining gates. It failed, and with its failure the high
seas fleet sank again into impotence.
"The Germans claim Jutland as a victory, but in essence they
admit the contrary, since the object of a naval battle is to obtain
command of the sea,and it is certain that Germany has not obtained
that command, whilst Great Britain has not lost it. Tests of this
assertion are easy to apply. Has the grip of the British blockade
relaxed since May 31?   Has it not. on the contrary, tightened?
"The Germans themselves will admit the increasing difficulty
of obtaining raw material and food and of exporting manufactures;
hence the violence of their invectives against Great Britain."
Mr. Balfour argues that if they had felt themselves on the way
to maritime equality, the Germans would not have advertised so
loudly the Deutschland incident, the whole interest of which in
German eyes was to prove their ability to elude the barrier raised
by the British fleet between them and the outer world. As further
proof of the "impotence" of the German fleet, Mr. Balfour points
to the ever-increasing flow of men and munitions to England and
pouring across the channel to France.
"It has reached colossal proportions," he continues. "Its effect
on the war may well be decisive. Yet never has it been more
secure from attack from enemy battleships or cruisers than it has
been since the German 'victory off Jutland'."
The First Lord refers to German exhortations to look at the
map and see the extent of German successes, and adds: "That
depends on what map you take. Even the map of Europe shows
an ever-shrinking battleline. But look at the map of the world.
All of Germany's colonies are gone except German East Africa,
which, even as I write, seems slipping from her grasp. Has the
battle of Jutland opened the smallest prospect of Germany regaining
these colonies or of (jiving a moment's respite to the hard-pressed
colonists in German East Africa?"
���.Mr. Balfour advises those requiring further proofs of the value
the Germans attach to their "victorious" fleet to study the German
policy of submarine warfare, and says:
"The advantage of submarine attacks on commerce is that they
cannot be controlled by superior fleet power in the same way as
attacks by cruisers; a disadvantage is that they cannot be carried
out on a large scale consistently with the laws of war or with the
requirements of humanity. They make, therefore, a double appeal
to German militarism, an appeal to its prudence and an appeal to
its brutality.
"The Germans knew that their 'victorious' fleet was useless.
It could be kept safe in harbor while the submarine warfare went
merrily on outside. They knew that submarines cannot be Drought
to action by battleships or battle cruisers. They thought,therefore,
that to these new commerce destroyers our merchant ships must
fall an easy prey, unprotected by our ships of war and unable to
protect themselves.
"They were wrong in both respects and doubtless it is their
wrath at the skill and energy with which British merchant captains
and their crews have defended the lives and property under their
charge that has driven the German admiralty into their latest and
most stupid act of calculated ferocity���The judicial murder of
Captain Fryatt."
The First Lord contends that the case is not worth arguing;
that is useless to do the German military authorities the injustice
of supposing they Were animated by solicitude for the principles of
international law and accidentally blundered.
"The illegality of their folly." he continues, "was of a different
kind. It flowed from a different source. They knew that Captain
Fryatt was doing his duty and they resolved at all costs to
discourage imitation.
"What blunderers they are. They know how to manipulate
machines, but of managing men they know less than nothing.
They are always wrong, because they always suppose that if they
act  like  brutes they can  cow their enemies into behaving like
cowards. Small is their knowledge of our merchant seamen.
I doubt whether one can be
found who has not resolved to
defend himself to the last against
piratical attack. But if there is
such a one, depend upon it, he
will be cured by the the last exhibition of 'German civilization':
and what must neutrals think of
all this?
"The freedom of the sea means
to Germany that the German
i navy is to behave at sea as the
German army behaves on land.
It means that neither enemy
civilians nor neutrals may possess rights against militant Germany; that those who do not resist will be d owned and those
who do will be shot.
"Already 244 neutral merchantmen have been sunk. Mankind,
with the experience of two years
of war behind it, has made up
its  mind  about German culture.
It is not, I think, without material
in forming judgment about German freedom."
Struck Oil on Peace
Peace  River, B. C, July 31:-
Great  excitement  prevails   here
following  the tapping of oil six-
! teen miles below here.     At nine
[hundred feet oil is coming at the
i rate of three barrels a day.    It is
of the best quality with asphaltic
| base.      Boring  continues in the
| oil strata.     The  fhomas well at
Vermilion Chutes is at the  same
depth with practically  the same
material,   but  has struck  no oil
yet.     Over two hundred persons
are in line waiting lo tile claims.
Jessup���Killed in action July
1, Captain Frank R. Jessup,
Border Regiment, third son of
George J. Jessup, of "Nesta"
(Ltd.), Edmonton, London N.,
and "Bluejackets", 34 Queen
Annes Gardens, Bush Hill Park,
Enfield, aged 28.
MONDAY, SEPT. 4,1916
Sale of Livestock;
Horse Races
Bateball, &c.
Dance in the Evening in New
Town Hall ��� Full Orchestra.
Fares on Railroad One-
and - a - Third Return.
Proceedings Commence 10 a. m.
I        Provincial Assayer
Gives th<�� Best Meal
For the Lowest Price
Opp.  Police   Office,   Hazelton.
MRS. SAMMONS   : :   Prop.
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
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
has   another  cabinet
Aggregate enlistments in Canada to date are 354,426.
The Pope expresses anxiety for
the pacification of Ireland.
Calgary will abandon the daylight saving plan on Aug. 1.
Britain and Russia have agreed
as to Russia's relations to Persia.
Baron Wimborne has been reappointed lord-lieutenant of Ireland.
The C. P. R. will build at Vancouver the largest wharf on the
Washington is perturbed over
alleged activity of spies in the
Panama Canal zone.
Great Britain is considering
measures for the abolition of
preventable poverty.
Ninety per cent of the striking
coal miners in the Crow's Nest
field have returned to work.
French socialists have decided
to sever international relations
with the Socialists of Germany.
Another heat wave is reported
in the east. There is great suffering in New York and Chicago.
The Duke of Devonshire, Canada's new governor-general, will
arrive in Ottawa about Oct.  15.
Italy has broken off all relations with Germany, assuming
control of all concerns financed
by German capital.
Two hundred Canadian officers
will be sent from Canada and
England to complete their training in the trenches.
Street railway workers in New
York, who have been on strike,
have returned to work. A compromise was effected.
Trail smelter is making a new
product, hydro-fluo-silicic acid.
The copper refining plant is almost ready for operation.
Three sailors escaped from interned German steamers at Norfolk, Va. Tney were captured
and will be court-martialed.
The U. S. senate has agreed to
a bill providing $268,000,000 for
the maintenance of the reorganized regular army and militia.
Eighteen thousand Austrian
prisoners, taken by the Servians,
have been removed to the island of Asinari, in the Adriatic.
The Allies have notified Greece
that hereafter the importation of
foodstuffs will be limited and
the importation of coffee prohibited.
According to Swiss reports,the
King of Bavaria informed a
deputation that an "honorable
peace" before winter was certain.
The decision awarding the
steamer Appam to her British
owners has been appealed by the
counsel for the German government.
Agitation in Copenhagen a-
gainst the sale of the Danish
West Indies to the United States
is increasing. A plebiscite is
Apprehension exists a3 to the
fate of the British prisoners
taken at Kut-el-Amara. The
Turks have made no reply   to
frequent enquiries as to the
whereabouts of these prisoners,
who were forced to cross   the
Anyone wishing to procure
copies of these bulletins should
write to the Publications Branch,
Department of Agriculture, Vic-1
loria, and ask for Bulletin N,o.
67, "The Care and Feeding of
Dairy Cattle", or No. 71, "But-
termaking on  the Farm,"  and
desert at the worst season of the j copies will be mailed as soon as
year. j the bulletins are out of the hands I
The Pope has sent a protest to j ��f the printers.
Germany.asking that the women
and girls deported from northern
France to Germany be returned
to their homes. of all kinds.
Since the beginning of the infantile paralysis epidemic in New
York there have been 5600 cases,
of which more than twenty per
cent proved fatal.
Work on the P. G. E. is to be I
conducted  from  both   ends,   at
Prince George and Clinton.  Offi-.
cials claim  the line will be completed within the stipulated time.
Four  hundred  thousand   rail-'
waymen   in   the   United  States)
have voted to strike if the companies refuse their demands for
an eight-hour basis and increased
pay for overtime.
Count Karolyi, leader of the
Hungarian opposition, made a
vigorous effort to force a separation of the Austrian and Hungarian armies, so that Hungary
might sue for a separate  peace.
General   Botha,    premier   of
South Africa, has arrived in German East Africa, to witness the    lN THE SupREME CoURT 0F British
conclusion of General Smuts' op-1 Columbia.
erations.   The subjugation of the j In the  matter  of  the  Administration
territory  is practically complete, j   A.ct,a,nd '" |*ermatt<^ ��! the *istate
J _   of John J. McDiarmid, deceased,   ill-
Of Interest to Ranchers
Hazelton Agricultural & Industrial Association
will hold its first
On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16, 1916.
INSURANCE|$1000    in prizes and awards    $1000
A grand display of Agricultural and Mineral Products of the District
Race   Track
'Cradock's Wire Cables.
Estimates given for
J. F. MAGUIRE,   Hazelton
We are now prepared to
instal Phones and guarantee
perfect service. All applications will be promptly attended to. Get on the lines of
progress. A telephone saves
time and money.
New Poles.     New Wires.     New Fhoncs.
Head Office   -   -   Hazelton.
Horse   Races   on   new
Rock Drilling���Sawing and Chopping
Field and Track Sports of All Kinds
Dance Friday Ev'g.��� Concert Saturday Ev'g.
LL   1
I Hudson's Bay Company j
General Merchandise and Wholesale Liquors
TAKE NOTICE that bv an order of j =
In a very   short   time   the   de-   His   Honour    Judge    Young,   dated j|
the sixth day of July, 1916, I wasl =
appointed Administrator of the Estate ! =
of John J. McDiarmid, deceased, intest-1 O
partment of agriculture. Victoria,
will have ready for distribution
two new bulletins of great interest to dairymen.
The first of these bulletins to
be ready will be one entitled
"Buttermaking on the Farm",
by T. A. F. Wiancko, dairy instructor. The second one will
be "The Care and Feeding of
Dairy Cattle", by S. H. Hopkins, 49-50
assistant live stock commisssion-
ner, and deals with the scientific
care and correct treatment
dairy cattle.
Both  these  new bulletins con
tain a great deal of exceptionally j
useful  information   for  farmers |
interested in dairying, if only  in |
a small way,  and will be found
to be of great assistance in over-1
coming the problems, both great
and small, that naturally arise on '
even the best-regulated farms.
t ate.
All  persons   having  claims   against
the said estate are hereby requested to  _
forward the same, properly verified, to B
me  before  the  14th  day  of   August,
1916,   and   all     persons    indebted    to
the said estate are required to pay the
amounts of  their   indebtedness to me
Dated lst day of August, 1916.
Official Administrator,
Hazelton, B.C.
Economy Fruit Jars, qts, pts, per doz,     $1.50, 1.25
VINEGAR, C. & B., Pendray's and
bulk, per bot., .30, .25 & .20
Ladies' White Tennis Shoes,       }f        }f
Men's Ladies' and Children's Running Shoes
EGGS   =
Synopsis of  Coal Mining Regulations.
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals and   berth  included on steamer
COAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
in   Manitoba,   Saskatchewan   and
Alberta,   the    Yukon    Territory,   the! \[
Northwest Territories and in a portion j ^
of the   Province of   Hritish   Columbia, ; _
may be leased for a term ot twenty-one
years   at  an   annual   rental   of  $1   an
acre.     Not more than 2,660 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
hy 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
Princeu Maquinna" leavei Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
S.S. "Princeti Alice", or "PrinceM Sophia" leavei Prince
Rupert Aug. 2nd, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th; Sept. 2nd, 9th.
J. 1. Peters, General Agent, 3rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert, B.C
Everything in Fruit
Received on every train: Peaches, Pears, Plums, Apricots, Can-
teloupes, Cherries.   Also Cucumbers.   All on ice and all at lowest I territory the tract applied for shall" be I
R   rnnninirhnm & 9nn   ! staked out by the applicant himself.
K. Uinningnnm <S Mon. j   Ejioh app|��ation mu8t be Uccompani-1
ed by a fee of $5, which will be refund-,
ed 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 five
Certificate of Improvements
DEBENTURE, MOGUL. GALENA, i cen��� per ton
B. & M. MINERAL CLAIMS,   situate
in   the   Omineca  Mining  Division
Omineca District.
Where located:���On Babine slope,
about 24 miles from Moricetown, on the
Cronin Trail.
TAKE NOTICE that Dalby B. Morkill, B. C. Land Surveyor, of Hazelton,
11. C,   acting as agent for A. H. Mor-
The person operating the mine shall
0f | furnish the Agent  with sworn returns
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.
AdilreaB ull conununicatlunH to Huzelton.
Ruddy & MacKay
ten,    Free   Miner s
B a
Certificate No.
96906B, and Henry Bretzins, Free
Miner's Certificate, No. 95907B, intend,
Bixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, for the
of the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements. 48-5
Dated this 29th day of July, A. D.
1916. D. B. Morkill.
accounting for the full quantity of mer
eo   and   pay, the
he coal mining
rights" are not  being operated,   such
chantable   coal   mm
royalty thereon
be  furnished at least
returns  should
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.
Steamers sailing between Skagway. Juneau,
Wrangell, Ketchikan, Anyox, Prince Rupert,
���������Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, etc.	
Leave Prince Rupert: for Vancouver,Victoria,Seattle,
i Monday and Saturday, at  10.00  A. M.     For Anyox,
Friday.at 10.00 a.m.  For Ketchikan,Wrangell,Juneau,
Skagway, Wednesday, at 12 noon.
Arrive Prince Rupert: from Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, Wednesday and Friday, at6:30A.M. From Anyox, Saturday, at 3.00 A.M. From
Skagway,  Juneau,Wrangell, Ketchikan, Monday, at 6:00 A.M.
Eastbound trains leave Hazelton: Passenger, Monday, Wednesday,
Friday, at 6:08 P.M. Mixed Saturday, at 3:04 P. M. Wayfreight Wednesday, Saturday, at 12:45 P. M.
Westbound trains leave Hazelton: Passenger Tuesday, Friday and
Sunday, at 10:28 A. M. Mixed Thursday, at 5:37 A. M. Wayfreight
Tuesday, Saturday, at 11:15 a. M.
Connections made between Trains and Steamers.
For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific Agent.or to
G. A. McNicholl, Aait. (ien. Freight and Pamongcr Agent, Prince Rupert, B.C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, AUGUST 12. 1916
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London: In a strong effort to
straighten out their line between
Pozieres and Thiepval, British
forces have captured the main
German second line defences on
a front of 2,000 yards, north of
Pozieres. The attack, which was
made by Australians and troops
of the new Kitchener army,
resulted in the taking of several
hundred prisoners. The German
counter-attacks against the newly won positions were repulsed.
On the French front in the
Somme region there has been
little activity.
London (official) : Including
the capture of German trenches
reported today, we have, during
the last two days,pushed our line
forward 400 to 600 yards over a
front of 3000 yards north and
west of Pozieres.
Troops from Australia, Surrey,
Kent and Sussex participated in
this operation, and consolidated
the position won, despite shell-
fire, which was especially heavy
near the Pozieres-Bapaume road.
Our artillery shelled La Cource-
lette and Miraumont, causing
large explosions in both places.
Three emplacements and three
ammunition stores were destroyed. The enemy attempted to
seize a crater near Souchez, but
was repulsed with bombs. There
was some activity between Hooge
and St. Eloi, where the Germans
sprung a small mine; but no
movement followed.
Petrograd: On the Russian
front intense fighting is reported
taking place south of Brody, in
Galicia. Russians crossed the
Sereth and captured a position at
Poniaki-lchistopady, repulsing
an enemy counter-attack against
Paris: On the right bank of
the Meuse the enemy made no
attempt at Thiaumont, and we
have consolidated the positions
conquered immediately west of
the road from Thiaumont to
Fleury, and in that village, the
the entire southern part of which
we hold. After a bombardment
which lasted an entire day, the
Germans launched two powerful
attacks in Vaux-leChapitre wood.
One of these attacks, broken by
our fire, did not reach our lines.
The enemy, in the second attack,
succeeded in entering some elements of our trenches, but was
immediately driven out, while our
front remained intact.
The usual cannonade occurred
on the rest of the front.
A Belgian communication says:
Batteries of all calibers successfully shelled German works near
Dixmude today. The enemy replied feebly.
front and two captive balloons
were destroyed.
British aviators have performed
amazing feats in their continual
bombardment of villages occupied
by the enemy. They have destroyed many storehouses containing munitions and supplies.
Paris: French progress southwest of Estrees, on the Somme
front, was announced last night.
The enemy maintains a vigorous
artillery fire in the big-gun duel
north of the Somme and in the
region of Chaulnes.
In the Verdun sector the French
have made progress south of
Thiaumont works, capturing five j
machine guns and 150 prisoners.
German counter-attacks at this
point and in Vaux and Chapitre
woods have been repulsed.
Petrograd: The Russians are
now within fourteen miles of the
Tarnopol-Lemberg railway. The
Austrians in the Tarnopol sector
are retiring towards Zlochoff.
Russian forces are advancing
along the Sereth and Graberka
rivers in northern Galicia, south
of Brody, and captured strongly fortified positions about the
villages of Zvygin, Kostiniec and
Reniuv. Six villages held by the
Germans, with the entire ridge on
which they are located, have been
taken. The Teutons are bombarding their lost positions.
London: In the battle of Rb-
mani the British captured 3,145
unwounded prisoners, including
36 German officers. A complete
battery of German guns, with
1600 prisoners, has already arrived at Cairo.
The enemy made a frontal attack in conjunction with a flank
attack. Before the latter movement our mounted troops retired
slowly until the enemy became
involved after the failure of the
frontal attack. A counter-attack
was then made and the enemy
defeated. The pursuit was still
in progress when the report was
sent. British casualties were
Rome: Italians have captured
strong positions in the Tofano
region and in the sector of Mont-
Athens: Venizelos has thrown
down the gauntlet to his opponents, charging ministers of the
crown with corruption.
London: German submarines
have sunk ten more vessels.
Portland, Me.: Two strange
submarines.sighted off the Maine
coast, are believed to be the
Bremen and a consort.
cost regain possession of Pozieres
plateau, which, if it remains in
the hands of the English, will
give them a precious advantage."
Paris: In Verdun sector the
enemy yesterday launched a series of powerful attacks on French
positions from Fleury to a point
north of Thiaumont work. They
obtained a footing in the latter
position, where fighting is still in
progress. The attacks on Fleury
were checked.
Petrograd: South of the Dnie-
ster.in the direction of Tyszyien-
ca, the Russians have driven the
Austro-German forces back along
the whole line for a breadth of
fifteen miles, and have also captured the town of Tlumach. Cossacks are now pursuing the enemy
south'vest of Kolomea and Stanislau railway in Galicia.
The Russians have renewed
their attacks on the Caucasus
front west of Erzingan.
Rome: Italian troops have
captured the Gorizia bridgehead,
taking; more than 800 prisoners.
This was one of the most important defensive positions of the
Austrians on the Isonzo front.
All Italy is rejoicing. The conviction is general that the Italians
have begun a vast offensive, the
results of which will be certain,
though slow.
London: Pursuing the defeated Turks from Romani.the British
overtook the rearguard six miles
east of Katia and thirty miles
from Suez. Our troops inflicted
severe losses on the enemy.
Quantities of war material are
being gathered.
Enemy aeroplanes attacked
Port Said and Suez. Little damage was done.
Zeppelins again raided the east
ccast of England.   No details.
Berlin: The withdrawal on
the Dniester is admitted.
tions taken by the French in the
last two days, but were repulsed.
Fighting continues. The French
have advanced their line half a
mile on a four-mile front.
On the Verdun front heavy
fighting continues for possession
of Thiaumont work, where the
Germans again obtained footing.
In the village of Fleury the
French made some progress.
Petrograd: On August 7 Let-
chitsky's army took 7,400 prisoners, including 3500 Germans, with
63 machine guns. In their pursuit of the enemy the Russians
have taken the town of Nisimoff,
15 miles northeast of Stanislaus,
as well as six villages and a small
town in Ottynia.
Lisbon: Great Britain will
finance Portugal in the war.
Meals 50 cents.    Special rates (or
regular boarders
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service to and from all trains and boats
British Columbia Land 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: In the fighting on
the Somme front in northern
France on Saturday night the
British made a siight additional
advance at High Wood. The
Germans actively shelled various
positions on this front during the
Several small attacks by the
Germans east of Pozieres were
repulsed. The enemy is bombarding Allied positions beyond
the Ancre and Somme.
Three German aeroplanes have
been brought down on the Somme
London: British and French
successfully continue their offensive on the Somme. Determined
attacks on the British lines north
and northeast of Pozieres were
repulsed yesterday. The Germans
succeeded in entering the lines
in one or two places, but were
driven out.
The British pushed forward
their lines at places east of Trones
wood. The French troops.acting
in conjunction, made an advance
east of Hill 139. The French
captured a line of trenches between Hem wood and the Somme,
taking 100 prisoners and ten
machine guns.
Paris: An order by Von Bue-
low, found on German prisoners,
said:   "We  must at  whatever
[     THURSDAY, AUG. 10
Rome: Italian troops have
entered the Austrian city of Gorizia, taking ten thousand prisoners. The defensive works of the
city resisted the advance for three
days of violent fighting, in which
cavalry was finally brought up to
reinforce the infantry. There-
treating Austrians are being pursued by.the cavalry.
The Austrians will now be
compelled to abandon nearly all
their principal positions on the
Isonzo and Carso fronts.
Rome, Florence, Bologna, and
Milan are decked with flags, and
demonstrations are being held all
over Italy.
London: From seven to ten
dirigibles took part in the latest
raid on the English and Scottish
:oasts, and dropped 160 bombs.
Three women and one child were
killed and fourteen injured.
London: Following up their
advantage, the British are still
pursuing the Turks beyond Katia.
Additional prisoners have been
taken. The rearguard of the
enemy is now on a line running
north and south through Birelabd,
fifteen miles east of Katia.
One Turkish detachment, before surrendering, killed its German officers.
Paris. A further advance by
the British on the Somme front
north of Pozieres, is announced
The Germans made violent attacks last night on Somme posi-
Paris: North of the Somme,
French troops last night made
progress in the country north of
Hem wood, increasing at the
same time to 100 the number of
prisoners made yesterday in this
region. We captured six machine
guns. Operations were hindered
by rain and fog. South of the
Somme a German reconnoitering
party which was endeavoring to
reach our lines by means of
flaming liquids wa3 dispersed by
our fire at. a point to west of
On the right bank of the
Meuse there have been intermittent bombardments in the region
of Fleury, Vaux and Chapitre.
Petrograd: The Russians.con-
tinuing their advance on Stanislaus, have captured the railway
junction at Kryplin, just outside
of the town. A general advance
has been made on several sectors.
In the Caucasus Turkish attacks have been repelled in the
region west of Giumikan. Fierce
fighting continues north of the
Mush-Bitlis line.
Paris: Another contingent of
Russian soldiers has been landed
here. They were given an en-
thusiatic welcome.
The Hague: Two hundred
German soldiers were killed or
injured in the recent Allied air
raid on Metz.
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