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VOL.. VI, NO. 36
Special Last-Minute News From
Various Theaters of the
Great War
Copenhagen: The German chancellor will make a plainer declaration of Germany's peace conditions within a fortnight.
New York: The naval consulting board announces that the
problem of dealing with the submarine has been solved.
Petrograd: The provisional
government declined to modify
the note pledging Russia's continuance in the war. The council
of workmen's and soldiers' delegates accepted the government's
. explanation and everything is
now pro-government and orderly.
Paris: The French have captured Craonne and first line
trenches over a wide front, also
a thousand Germans.
Washington: Information from
Berlin indicates that the power
of the bureaucracy will be curbed
by changing the constitution to
require the signatures of both the
chancellor and the Kaiser to all
imperial decrees, which have
heretofore only required the Kaiser's signature.
London: H. Pollen, a naval
expeit.says the Germans are now
sinking twice as many ships as
at the beginning of the ruthless
submarine warfare.
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Silver Standard  Ships
A carload of high-grade silver-
lead ore from the Silver Standard
was shipped to the Selby smelter
(his week. Another carload, of
zinc ore from the same property,
went to Oklahoma.
Long Distance Shippers
Receiving ore shipments from
out of the way places, as well as
from far distant climes, seems to
be getting to be a common thitlff
with the Trail smelter, says the
Trail News. Nearly a thousand
tons have already been received
from the Tip Top mine at Kasha-
bowa, Ont., this year. This ore
came 1,780 miles, 1000 on the
Canadian Northern and 780 miles
from Regina on the C.P. R.
This week another long-distance
shipper is added to the list, being
from the Manday, LePas, in Northern Manitoba the first shipment to come to Trail from that
province. The consignment of
one car of 31 tons of copper ore
was sent over 1,138 miles of railway to reach Canada's metallurgical electro-chemical Mecca. First
it traveled hundreds of miles over
the Canadian Northern through
the wilds of Northern Saskatchewan and Alberta, finally reaching
Calgary. There it was taken in
charge by the C.P.R., and came
direct to Trail. Whether the
next unusual shipment will come
from the North Pole or Timbuk-
too, or some other equally unusual
and unexpected shipping point
has not yet been announced.
Petrograd: A virtual armistice
exists along almost the entire
Russian front. Not a shot has
been fired on the Austro-Russian
front for more than a month,and
there has been no real activity on
the German-Russian sectors. In
many places soldiers of both sides
are fraternizing, meeting unarmed
in no-man's-land. So general has
the habit of fraternizing become,
and so completely is the fighting
spirit subdued that General Gour-
ka, commander on the Minsk
front, has issued a formal statement warning his forces to beware of German ruses to obtain
There is an open rupture between the provisional government
heads and the workmen's and
soldiers' council, the latter demanding that they be taken completely into the confidence of the
government. After listing a
long series of acts to whicli they
object,council representatives declared they would not approve
any loans until fully informed as
to the complete war policy of the
Entente and all details of compacts entered into with the Allies.
A dramatic speech by Premier
Miliukoir, appealing to the workmen  and  soldiers,   is  having a
Mr.  Ware   Transferred
There will shortly be a change
in the management of the Hudson's Bay store; here, Wm. Ware,
who has successfully handled the
branch for a considerable lime,
going to Telegraph Creek, and
W. W. Anderson, who needs no
introduction in Hazelton, being
appointed to succeed him. Before going to his new post, Mr.
Ware will visit Fort St. James,
Fort Fraser and Quesnel.on company business. J. C. Boyd, now
in charge at Telegraph Creek,
will take the management at
Quesnel, according to reports.
sobering influence. The premier
said the government would never
consent to a separate peace; the
name of Russia, he declared.can-
not be stricken from the list of
London: Another day of close,
fierce and difficult fighting is in
progress on the British front. At
of Wilhelm's game, according 'to
reports received here, which tell
of grave dissension between the
central powers.
Washington: It is predicted
that the "Liberty Loan" will be
doubly subscribed.
An agreement on disputed features of the army bill  is looked
many points Haig's forces have! fo|. todayi and the measure will
succeeded splendidly, in spite of \gQ to the pt.Gsident early next
fresh German regiments and ar-1 week The first armv under tne
tillery  being opposed  to  them, j draft system will consist of 18.000
The most important gains of the
day were at Cherisy and Bulle-
court. At Fontaine-lesCroisilles
the British found it difficult to
get   forward,    because   of   the
officers and 530,000 men, forming
18 infantry divisions and 18 heavy
artillery regiments.
German socialists in this country who attempt to  bring about
strength of the German defences i a sepai.ate pe;ice between Russia
south of the village.
Lens was three-fourths encircled by yesterday's fighting,
which marked the resumption of
the British offensive. The British grip on the coal city now
twists from Loos around to Ache-
ville, Givenchy and Fresnoy.
Paris : French troops have
made further progress northeast
of Rheims. The combat in this
sector is characterized by violent
Copenhagen: Emperor Karl
of Austria is anxious to drop out
and Germany will be severely
dealt with if their acts be proven.
London: Germany is turning
out submarines at the rate of
three a week.
Jews are being slaughtered by
the Turks in Palestine.
Amsterdam reports of big riots
in Berlin are unconfirmed.
Berne: The revolutionary party
in Germahy is apparently making
little headway. A circular denouncing Hindenburg and calling
upon laborers to revolt was circulated on May 1.
School Dance Next Friday
The young ladies of the  town
| are arranging a "Middy Dance",
Representatives from the vari- t0  |,e he|cj j��� tne schoolhouse on
ous Methodist congregations of I Friday evening,   May 11,   in  aid
W. J. Sweeney, who has been
at the Rocher de Boule during
the winter, spent a few days
in Hazelton before leaving for his
ranch at Houston.
Coming Events
May   11   Middy  Dance,   for  School
Fund, in public schoolhouse.
July  1- Annual General Picnic, Hospital Park.
the district met in St. Andrew's
Hall on Tuesday evening for their
annual district meeting. The
following district officers were
elected: Chairman, Dr. Wrinch,
secretary, Rev. W. M. Scott,
stationing committee, Rev. M.
As lay delegates to the conference, Robert Langlands of Hazelton, and L. C. McDowall, of
Smithers, were chosen. The
conference, which will be held in
Victoria on May 17, will also be
attended by Dr. Wrinch and Rev.
M. Pike, of Hazelton, and Rev.
W. M. Scott, of Prince George.
E. A. Donohoe has been appointed secretary of Hazelton
Fire Association, in succession to
H. H. Phillips, who capably filled
the position for two years, but is
removing to Telkwa.
of the school fund.
A New   Departure
Patrons of the Up-to-Datedrug-
stce may in future be served
with afternoon tea, Manager
Newick having enlarged the scope
of his ice cream and soda department.
Methodist Church
Rev. M. Pike will preach tomorrow   evening   on   the   subject:
"Thrusting Out."
Holy Communion.
All   are  cordially  invited   to
Hunter Corner, who went to
the front with the 72nd Battalion,
has had his right foot amputated
as a result of wounds, but writes
cheerfully to friends here. Hunter is a veteran of the South
African war.
H. L. Gibbs is reported killed
at the front.
Lieut. K. B. Forster, of the
72nd Battalion is reported wounded.
Otto Utterstrom returned on
Wednesday from a visit to Vancouver.
Al. Falconer returned this week
from his winter's work at Babine
A. Smith and F. R. Alexander,
of Prince Rupert, arrived on
Chief Constable Taylor returned on Wednesday from an official
visit to Pacific.
Harry Bretzins returned this
week from an extended visit to
his old home in the east.
James Dyer came upriver on
Tuesday, on business connected
with his mining interests.
The new telephone line of the
Northern Telephone Co. to South
Hazelton will be in operation on
J. C. K. Sealy returned on
Saturday from a visit to Victoria
and left on Tuesday for his Bulk-
ley Valley ranch.
Rod. McCrimmon has begun
development work on the Comet
group, a good-looking property
on Four-mile hill.
H. H. Philips, who is now in
charge of the Sargent store at
Telkwa, is spending a few days
with his family here.
J. F. Maguire left on Wednesday for a business visit to Smithers and Telkwa. He will probably return tomorrow.
Babine Indians brought a large
amount of fur into Hazelton this
week, and received Peveral thousand dollars for their catches.
The popular J. I,. Christie,who
is now Stewart & Mobley's district representative, spent acouple
of days in Hazelton this week.
Rev. W. M. Scott, of Prince
George, was here on Tuesday, to
attend the Methodist district
meeting. He left on Thursday
for the conference in Victoria.
Dr. Maclean, "Wiggs" O'Neil
and 0. A. Ragstad, former Hazelton men who are now located
at Smithers, came down from
the Valley town on Tuesday for
a brief visit.
Sergt. Jack Bennett, of the
grenade section, 16th Battalion,
has been wounded for the third
time. He is the only member of
the original Hazelton contingent
left with the 16th.
H.C.Crawford, who is in charge
of Babine hatchery, was in town
this week, on his way to headquarters in Vancouver. He reports a fair season for the hatch-
ery.although the salmon run was
unusually light and the Indians
secured comparatively few fish- THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1917
The Omimeca Miner
naval representatives of our democratic allies the assurance:
-���  "We are not  preparing  for a
Published every Saturday at Hazelton. the Center of the | short war.   We are preparing for
Great Omineca District ok British Columbia. a long war, in which we will use
jail  our  resources  to  defeat the
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor. j German government, and we in-
  tend to fight to a finish."
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Saturday. May 5, 1917
between the Hritish, French and
American naval forces  for joint
..- , naval  action  against   Germany,
No. 36 and  for the division of the task
=; between  the   three   fleets.      In
that is to be created will have an extensive task and a latitude to
correspond. The government, through its new creation, is, as far
as can be gathered from the bill, to engage in farming on an
industrial scale, but as yet there are no means of knowing how far
it will compete   with  others  who  are  making their  living  from
Under the new Land Settlement Bill now before the legislature j London the American ambassador
the Departments of Agricultnre, Lands and Public Works  will  he[was   Pledging,   before  cheering
, . ��� ,.   .   ,  .. , ..    , , ^   ,    u ij        ta   (Americans and British,the utmost
shorn  of some of their duties and the labors of the holders ot the       , ... ...
I endeavors or his country, and the
two  former  portfolios considerably eased.      The new commission ; j^ritish premier was saluting,   as
he said, "the American nation as
comrades in arms.'- In Washington the words were being
translated into action as they
j    It is cheering and  comforting
agricultural  pursuits.     In   brief,   the commission  is to have the. t0 Americans to find that their
following  powers,   subject  to  the   sanction   of   the   Lieutenant-: government,  so  forbearing and
Governor-in-Council: j patient in the face of provocation,
(a) To take over from the Crown and to purchase from or lis entering the war with such
obtain by exchange with private owners lands within the province!clearness of vision, such energy
for agricultural purposes. of action, such complete recogni-
(b) To survey, re-survey, sub-divide, clear, fence, dyke, drain, tion of the size of the task and
irrigate, plant, cultivate and otherwise improve, develop and use the necessities of the situation,
any lands so acquired. j A weak government would have
(c) To erect suitable buildings on such lands. j paltered with the task,  a  stupid
(d) To farm such lands when necessary or desirable and government would have sought
generally do all things necessary or incidental to such farming.        j to  make  war as  if  we had no
(e) To build and maintain roads and bridges for the improve- allies, a cowardly government
ment of such lands. j would   have fulfilled the German
(f) To sell, lease or exchange the said lands upon such terms expectation that wd would fight
as may be agreed upon. (only  with  dollars,   and   disaster
(g) To buy, sell, or exchange all kinds of live-stock and every j would have brought it at last,
kind of merchandise which may be of use or benefit to the board after shameful loss of lives and
in any of its undertakings. I money, to the very  steps  which
(h) To enter into an agreement with any person obtaining a [ the clear-sighted and energetic
loan under the provisions of this Act whereby the board may I government we have is taking
undertake to make and execute improvements on the land for! with such promising resolution
which such loan was made. and thoroughness.   The German
Without doubt the new legislation is far-reaching.    The purpose
it has in view is the promotion of agriculture, both by state aid and
state example.   It is not altogether clear about what are the definite
plans  for  increasing production beyond a continuation of the loan
system  instituted by the former government, but the powers to be
given the commission open tip a possibility that much good will   be
accomplished.     In  fact,  says the Colonist, we can go as far as to I
say that if the  arrangement  as  proposed   is  workable,   and  its)
administration   kept out ef politics, it holds out very definite hopes I
of the agricultural industry being placed on a firmer basis.    It must
be made clear,however, how far, if at all, the government is going
to compete with individual farmers.      Beyond this it is impossible
to go until Mr. John Oliver explains the ends he has in view.
There is just one word of warning that seems timely following
a perusal of the bill.      The commission's  operations,   if  they  are
made  as extensively as is foreshadowed, will entail the creation of
a new army of government employees and thus build up  a  system
that  will  lend  itself  to political patronage.      This feature of the
legislation is on^ that will crave wary walking.    We know it is Mr.
Brewster's intention to do away with patronage, and to this end it
is earnestly to be hoped that he will exercise the closest supervision
over the appointments made, not only by his ministers, but also by
the numerous governmental commissions that are to be created.   If
he does not, the last stage of political machines in the province will j who is a candidate for the house
be worse than the first. 'of commons for this Riding.
������ ======================================== , ���' 'phis  is to introduce the man
for  liberty  this  nation has ever who always fights for the  rights
government,    indeed,   does   not
know America.
The Prince Rupert Empire man.
"With All Our Strength"
(New York Times)
We  can   no longer speak  objectively of the Allies.   The word
is no longer in the third^person
had the privilege of striking. and   interests   of   the   masses
Germany "does not know Am- ratner than for Partyiem.
erica," said  Lloyd  George; she
pictures   a   gold-soaked   nation
plural, but in the first. We are! which wju make war cautiously
one of the Allies. We are allied with dollars, and does not dread
with democratic Britain, with us. She makes the same mistake
republican   France,   with  demo-!she made about England.   While
1 AT
ATION for the issue of a duplicate
Certificate of Title to Part of Lot
Fifty-three (53), Town of Hazelton,
known as Lots Three (3) and Four
i     , i . ..,,,, (4), according to Map 543.
cratic Italy and revolutionary Mr. Lloyd George was telling the; NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
Russia, to make the world safe Americans in London, "We know i't is my intention to issue at the expira-
for democracy, to root out from I America, and we also know that I gStto teSfS�� ^Hcaterf Pthe
the earth the poison weed that now that she has said it she will Certificate of Title for the above
l..   ,,..���,������   t��   r..���.,.r.v.ncin..,    fUu  j��� :t "  ii      r.>        v. i   i,   t. , I mentioned lands iii the name of Edward
has grown  to   overshadow   the do it,     the  trench  and   British [ Howe Hicks-Beach, which Certificate
peaceful democratic nations with admirals,Grassett and Browning j of Title was issued on the 13th day of
a foliage of terror     No more j were in conference at Washington n^^t^T& va,
than  any  ol  our Allies shall we with Secretary Daniels and after-1 at the Land Registry Office, Prince
witholdanounceof strength from wards with Admiral Benson. The1 Rupe,t'B'C'
the task, from the greatest blow ! secretary  was   giving   the   two 133.7 ' Dirtrict Registrar.
Which assists the  wives and families of Canada's gallant
soldiers, requires millions of dollars to  Keep  the soldiers'
home fires burning.
District Treasurer: Stephen H. Hoskins, Government Agent
Hazelton Committee:
J.   E.   Kirby,   R.   E.   Allen,  J.  K.  Frost.   J.  R.  Barker,'
and J. G. Powell.     Monthly Subscriptions are Solicited
The  Hazelton  Branch  requests the support of all in its
efforts to assist in the noble work of this great humanitatian
Honorary Presidents:  Mrs. (Rev.) John Field; Mrs. (Rev.)
W. hogan
Chairman:   Dr. H. C. Wrinch
Vice-Presidents: S. H. Hoskins; Mrs. E. R. Cox; W.J. Carr
Honorary Secretary:  Miss J. C. Grant
Honorary Treasurer: H. H. Little, Manager Union Bank
Executive Committee:
Mrs. H. C. Wrinch,   Mrs. R. G. Moseley,   Mrs. Chas. Reid,
Miss Hogan, Rev. John Field, Rev. M. Pike, H. H. Phillips
Large or Small Contributions will be Gratefully Received
Endeavors to supply soldiers from Hazelton district with
such comforts and necessities as cannot be readily obtained
at the front, and will assist them to re-establish themselves
in civil life when they return. The Committee is acting In
co - operation   with   the   Provincial   Returned   Soldiers'
Commission and the Military Hospitals Commission
Contributions to the Soldiers' Aid Tobacco Fund are Welcome
Chairman: A. R. Macdonald
Honorary Secretary-Treasurer: J. K. Frost,
H. H. Little, R. E. Allen, F. B. Chettleburgh
H. B. Campbell, H. F. Glassey, G. W. McKay.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Chicago bakers struck on Tuesday.
Guatemala has severed relations
with Germany.
Fiji will send a contingent of
natives to France.
Italy will send two official missions to Washington.
The Austrian parliament will
be convoked on May 30.
President Wilson may appoint
a minister of munitions.
There is, a great revival in the
lumber industry in B. C.
An effort is being made to reconcile the Irish factions.
General Obregon, Mexican minister of war, has resigned.
Prohibition went into effect in
New Brunswick on May 1.
The U. S. will send a thousand
doctors to the western front.
All former German consuls have
been ordered to leave Brazil.
The American war loan of two
billions will be oversubscribed.
Canada has sent seven cargoes
of wheat to destitute Belgians.
Wheat for immediate delivery
sold in St. Louis for $3 last week.
A large part of Rostov, Russia,
is flooded. Many persons perished.
The British have not lost a gun
on the western front since June,
May wheat reached the unprecedented figure of $2.82 in Winnipeg.
The British steamer Gena was
sunk on Tuesday by a German
Elihu Root will head an American mission which will shortly
leave for Russia.
Colonel Roosevelt now offers to
raise four army divisions to be
rushed to the front.
Chinese students will now be
allowed to enter Canada without
paying the head tax.
One hundred and twenty coal
miners were trapped in a burning
mine at Hastings, Colo.
Prisoners of war employed on
municipal works at Kiev, Russia,
have struck for an eight-hour
During the fiscal year just
ended.75,395 immigrants entered
Canada,  61,389 coming from the
All Labor candidates opposed
to conscription were defeated in
municipal elections in New Zealand.
Vienna declares that perfect
agreement exists uetween Germany and Austria on all peace
Former Ambassador Gerard
says that the Kaiser's police can
maintain peace within the German Empire.
As a result of inflated wheat
prices, trading in futures has
been prohibited on the Winnipeg
grain exchange.
Premier Hughes of Australia
says if he is returned to office
Germans will not be admitted to
the Commonwealth.
Government figures for the fiscal   year  show   an  increase in
Canada's trade of  $800,000,000
, over the previous year, the total
being over two and  a quarter
The new provincial tax on
amusements includes all places
of public amusement except patriotic entertainments.
Britain's national debt is over
' eighteen billions.     The nation is
preparing to spend ten and a half
( billions on the war in 1918.
Canadian railways will ask the
board of railway commissioners
for a fifteen per cent increase in
' freight and passenger rates.
Cambridge University confer-
i red honorary degrees on Sir Rob-
i ert Borden, General Smuts,   and
American Ambassador Page.
The Honor League asks that
ex-convicts and prisoners be given a "fighting chance" to clean
their slates by forming a battalion
for active service.
Speaking in New York,Gerard,
former ambassador to Germany,
said that nation would have attacked the U.S. if the war ended
favorably to the Teutons.
Investigators found that between 30,000,000 and 36,000,000
eggs were being held by speculators in Chicago with the object
of maintaining high prices.
Bonar Law stated in parliament
that the Imperial war conference
has endorsed preferential trade
tariffs between the different parts
of the British Empire after the
Rossland mines are practically
c'osed down, owing to the coke
shortage and the prospect of labor
troubles resulting from the miners' demand for a fifty-cent increase in pay.
George Bury, vice-president of
the C. P. R., has returned from
Russia, where he served the Russian government. He tells of
great trade possibilities for Canada in the new republic afterthe
Evidence in the trial of ('apt.
von Rintelen in New York showed that he went to the U. S. to
bring about an understanding be-
ween the German and American
governments for the crushing of
Britain's maritime supremacy.
He used every endeavor to embroil the U.S. in war with Mexico and Japan.
An Ancient Prophecy
The war will end on August 28
of this year and the Germans will
be crushed by the Italians.aecord-
insr to a prophecy attributed to
St. Malachie, made in the 12th
century, recently unearthed by
the director of the Civil Museum
linComo,  and published in  the
' Petit Journal of Paris.
Malachie, the accuracy of whose
predictions regarding the line of
Popes three centuries after his
own era is celebrated, begins by
specifying in somewhat mysterious language the exact date-
August 28, 1916���on which "new
races taking their name from
Romulus"  -which must mean the
, Roumanians ��� would enter the
"Then,"  the prophecy is said
!to continue, "the ferocious beast
which for two years and one
month had covered the earth
with  blood, horror and carnage,
will be enveloped on every side,
and,striking out vainly the while,
will seek whom it can devour,
but will never find him.
"There will be great battles
during thirteen moons. Thefifth
day after the sun comes out from
the sign of the Lion the beast
will die a very bad death."
Including the moon which was
new the day Roumania entered
the war, the 13th new moon
would rise on August 17 next
and vanish again on September
16, and on August 23 the sun
leaves the sign of the Lion to
enter under the sign of the Virgin. Five days later would be
August 28, and on that day Malachie says  the  war  must end.
Concerning Italy, he says:
"A Virgin whose name contains
two iotas and two alphas, one
Tau and one Lambda (the Greek
letters meaning, respectively, I,
A, T, and L, and so spelling
Italia), will crush the beast's
head, and the Latin people will
divide its remains"
j Hudson's Bay Company j
��   Groceries, Drygoods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Wholesale Liquors    ��
1 ��� STEEL WIRE ���
Poultry and
Rabbit Proof
in 10-rod rolls
It is an exceptionally good buy.
Let us have your order at once;
we have only a small   supply.
Quarts, per bottle, .25
Quarts, per bottle, .40
Hudson's Bay, XXXX,
Quarts, per bottle, .25
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.
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.
sam��' revested in United States by Act
of Congress dated June 9, 1916. Two
million, three hundred thousand Acres
to be opened for Homesteads and sale.
Agricultural and Timber Lands. Conservative estimate Forty Pillion feet of
commercial lumber. Containing some
of best land left in United States.
Large Map showing land by sections
and Description of soil, climate, rainfall, elevations, etc. Postpaid One I
Dollar. Grant Lands Locating Co.,
Box 610, Portland, Oregon.
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals and berth included on steamer
S.S. "Princess Maquinna" leaves Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
S. S. "Princess Sophia" leaves Prince Rupert   May
May 11th, May 21st, and June 3rd.
J. I, Peters, General Agent, 3rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert, B.C.
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
/ 1VFRY and ST A GFS We are Prepared to supply private
Lit VsliiXM UllU OltWJUO and public conveyances day and
night.     Our stages meet all trainB at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
j Consign  your shipments in  Our
Care  for Storage or  Delivery.
Address all communications to Hazelton.
Ruddy & MacKay
Steamers sailing between Skagway,  Juneau,
Wrangell,  Ketchikan,  Anyox, Prince Rupert,
Ocean Falls, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle.
Leave Prince Rupert for Ocean Falls, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle,
Thursday at 12 midnight. For Anyox Wednesday at 12 midnight. For
Ketchikan, Wrangell, Juneau, Skagway, Wednesday, April 4th, 18th;
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chy-Guemappe is apparently a
clinch, both sides being more or
less' deadlocked.
In Saturday's advance the Canadians  drove  more  than a mile
London: The British 1orces,in
a desperate attempt to turn the
northern wing of the Drocourt-!into the enemv lines and held the
Queant line, advanced on a front'^round desPite determined coun-
of nearly ten miles and captured I ter-attacks. Areleux was taken
the village of Arleux-en-Gohelle, at the bayonet's point. Fighting
nine miles west of Douai. Most' lasted sixteen hours,
violent fighting marked the battle; Paris: Forecasting the probable
and successive German counter-j resumption of Nivelle's offensive
attacks made with heavy sacrifices,! the war office reports violent ar-
failed to check the British ad-1 tillery action south of St. Quen-
vance. There were many fierce!tin, around Troyon, Craonne and
encounters in which bayonet and j Hurteboise.
rifle-butt were used, and soldiers |    Amsterdam.    May Day, jf the
sprang at the throats of their foes
in hand-to-hand fighting. Wave
after wave of gray-coated Germans were shattered by the deadly British fire.
The Canadians, in a brilliant
assault, captured an important
village. Progress has been made
everywhere, and the so-called
Oppy-Mericourt line was pierced,
the Wurtemburg division   being
fears of the
of neutrals,   he  says,   is  worse
than  that of many belligerents.
Athens: The Greek throne is
tottering. Venizelos.speaking his
mind on pro-Germanism, said it
was useless to exile evil officials
when Germans were housed in the
royal palace. The French are
furious at the perfidy of Constantine, who now appears anxious to
appease the Allies. He denies he
has ever acted on advice from the
central powers or has permitted
submarine bases on Greek coasts.
Petrograd: There is a notable
increase in activity, particularly
by enemy scouting parties, on
the Russian fronts.
Washington:   Troops may  be
are justified, may be a fateful day sent to France soon' for traininK
in Germany's history. With the
example of Russia before them,
the laboring classes may mark
the holiday by far-reaching action.
Frenziedly-worded placards issued at the Berlin factories yesterday show the great tension.
London: There is increasing
literally cut to pieces. The battle j demand for disclosure of all facts
is still in progress in an easterly | regarding the submarine situa-
direction from Vimy ridge south-1tion- Lord Northcliffe leading the
ward to the Scarpe. I critics.     The admiralty is under
All the nations of Europe are heavy fil-e from the public and in
feeling the pinch of hunger; neu- parliament.
trals and belligerents in common [    New York:     The U.S. lost its
are faced by a shortage  of  the first fighting force in the war on
necessities of life, due to the
blockades. All are taking stock
of visible supplies.
The people of England are on
honor to economize in food. If
that system fails rationing <4 ill
be adopted.
There is no sign of a chastened
spirit in speeches by leaders of
the German agrarian junkt r party. They declare that they must
have the coalfields of Longwy and
Briey. The German government
is in a difficult position between
the Socialists and reactionaries.
The latter believe the U-boats
will win the war and oppose any
return of occupied territory.
Washington: By overwhelming
majorities both senate and house
passed the administration bill to
raise an army for active service
by selective draft, The vote was
397 to 24.
A cablegram urging the settlement of the Irish question was
sent to Lloyd George by 200
members of congress.
Joffre said France hopes to see
an American army on the western front.
Saturday, when the oil tanker
Vacuum, returning home after
discharging cargo at Liverpool,
was torpedoed. A lieutenant and
nine of the gun crew perished.
Ottawa: Canadian casualties at
Vimy Rigde were 12,303. Heavier losses are expected in this
week's advance at Arleux.
Tw>w"f*��yy> H
London: Both sides are temporarily deadlocked from Arleux
to south of Monchy, and the only
fighting reported by Haig was a
night raid successfully carried
out north of Ypres, where a few
Germans were captured. The
tremendous fighting of Saturday
and Sunday seemingly brought a
period of temporary abatement
during which bothsides are hurrying up fresh troops and material
for  the renewal of the struggle.
Paris: In a powerful attack in
the Champagne the French captured several lines of fortified
trenches  in the neighborhood of
Mont Carnillet, to a depth of f>0()
Stockholm:   Knut Wallenburg, 110 iQQfj metres.
a noted banker and foreign min-!    Germany is closing her frontier
ister, plans a league of neutrals, [tight and suppressing new papers.
which, with fresh armies and new | because of an epidemic of typhus
weapons, can impose its vill
when the present belligerents are
exhausted by war.
London: As an indication that
the British offensive is not taking
all the strength of Haig's armies
on the Arras-St. Quentin front,
the field-marshal staged a raid
north of Ypres last night, in which
eighteen prisoners and a machine
gun were captured. Ypres is
nearly fifty miles north of the
which is now raging in many big
industrial centers. The spread
of the disease is attributed to
Amsterdam: The Dutch village
of Zierikzee, near the Belgian
frontier, was laid waste on Sunday night by bombs dropped from
an airplane. The aviator's nationality and reasons for bombing a
neutral unprotected town have
not been established. There were
five casualties and more than 100
houses were wrecked or damaged.
Buenos Aires: In 1913, when
Arras sector, where the British [Prince Henry of Prussia visited
pushstill bears powerfully against j Chile, a secret treaty was nego-
the northernmost end of the tiated, guaranteeing Germany a
Wotan line. | foothold in Chile.   It is stated by
Between Monchy and theScarpe JoseMolins.an authority on South
we took prisoners and improved
our position. Prisoners taken by
the British since Saturday number 976, including 16 officers.
American relations, that the pact
in  question prevents Chile from
acting with the U. S. and Brazil.
Rome:     Baron de Bildt,  the
Fighting in the rounded sector .Swedish diplomat,  says Sweden,
in front of Gavrelle-Roeux-Mon-1 is close to starvation. The plight
near the front.
Lord Percy has informed the
government that losses through!
submarines are very serious. The
combined maximum production
of ships is required and the balancing factor may be the tonnage
available in the U.S.
London: Half of the munition
workers in the Rhine provinces
of Germany joined the general
strike called yesterday.
London: France is waging her
greatest artillery battle of the
war. to blast loose the German
hold on the Moronvillers crest in
Champagne. The battle, which
began on Sunday, extends over a
front of eight miles. Two bar.
rages are kept up night and day,
isolating the enemy in his front
trenches. The bombardment increases throughout the night.
Hindenburg threw ir. fresh divisions to check the French advance
and fierce bayonet fighting followed. The French are occasionally thrown back, but hold to
strategic positions.
French soldiers are working
alongside peasant women, girls
and little children, plowingsowing
and harrowing: fighting France's
economic battles as their brothers
in the trenches just ahead are
fighting in military combat.
Quiet prevails on the British
front today.
On the western front 714 airplanes werebrought down in April
London: All work was completely stopped throughout Austria-Hungary on May Day. Food
questions and need for peace were
discussed at all gatherings.
There is much speculation concerning the peace terms Hollweg
is to introduce in the reichstag
tomorrow. London papers agree
that the chancellor's second offer
has been forced by growing unrest throughout the central empires. The Berlin Tageblatt admits that Germany is no longer
in a position to dictate terms,but
I says she must demand freedom
of trade and independence.
The traffic and invention boards
of the British admiralty are to be
remodelled. They have failed to
check the work of the submarines.
New plans are being laid, with a
view to increasing combative
Lloyd George is in France.
Amsterdam: According to a
statement in the reichstag, 1,300,-
000 Germans have perished in the
war. Surplus of females in Germany has increased from 800,000
to more than two millions. The
nation has been bled as never before since the Thirty Years' War.
Washington: Shipping losses
are serious.   Secretary Lane says
400,000 tons were destroyed by
submarines in a single week.
The army and navy appropriation bill for $2,827,553,653 passed
the house by a vote of 362 to 1.
The draft system is being worked out. Americans will be called
to the colors by classes, the exempt and unfit being weeded out.
Shipping and finance questions
have been settled by the Allied
conference, which will complete
its work within six days.
Petrograd: Serious riots occurred in the city.
Buenos Aires: Argentina may
break off relations with Germany.
The latter's explanation of the
sinking of the Monte Pretegio is
considered unsatisfactory.'
London: The British again
dealt a blow at the Germans over
a wide front north and south of
the Scarpe. At the moment of
cabling, the impression here is
that the battle is going favorably
for the British. Prisoners are
beginning to arrive and more
German  guns   have been taken.
Heavy fighting continues.
Since the fighting began on the
ninth more than thirteen enemy
divisions have been exhausted on
this front alone, yet Hindenburg
is desperately throwing in fresh
units, with orders to hold or die.
North of Greenland Hill, toward Fresnoy.Cherisy and Bulle-
court, the British have gained
ground. At Gavrelle and Loos
Prussians are counter-attacking
fiercely. The enemy is in a particular frenzy over the British
possession of these points because
it hampers the work of destruction at Lens. That destruction
proceeds day and night. The
Boches also fear for Douai, the
remaining position of the Hindenburg line which is already
partly turned at.Arras.
Copenhagen: Relations between
Norway and Germany approach
the breaking point. In government circles the opinion prevails
that the maritime situation has
grown intolerable. Norway is
trying to induce Sweden and
Denmark to join in suspending all
intercourse with Germany and
entering the war on the side of
the Allies.
London: Chancellor Hollweg
is today facing his greatest political crisis and is under fire from
the conservatives, who oppose
electoral reforms, while he is
distrusted by the socialists. Hindenburg may succeed him.
The Allies are giving the.U. S.
full details of the submarine sit
uation and the facts may be made
public, Lord Northcliffe says. The
Germans hide their losses, which
is very significant of the tremendous success of the British push.
Amsterdam: Scheidemann.the
leader of the Socialist party, has
been appointed head of the reichstag committee, a step regarded
as very significant.
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