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VOL. V, NO. 45
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Forester Allen returned yesterday from Terrace.
Miss McCall.of Prince Rupert,
is visiting Mrs. Hamblin.
The Misses Martin are paying
a visit to the Bulkley Valley.
Mrs. McCready and daughter
left yesterday for a visit to Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sproule
have gone to Telkwa for the
Miss Barbara Crawford has
purchased Mrs. Glassey's boarding house.
Chief Constable Minty returned on Sunday from an official
visit to Fraser Lake.
M. Menasse and J. Cohon, of
Edmonton, are looking over the
Hazelton mining district.
D. C. Scott, of Ottawa, deputy
commissioner of Indian affairs,
was in town on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. James MacKay
and their little daughter returned
on Saturday from a visit to
Mrs. Charles Reid motored to
Smithers with Mr and Mrs.
Adams on Saturday, returning
on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Hoskins
and their two sons left yesterday
for a three-weeks visit to the
coast cities.
W. J. O'Neill on Saturday
brought down from Smithers the
big Packard truck which he has
sold to Ruddy & MacKay.
The quarterly meeting of Hazelton Board of Trade will be
held in the Progress Club rooms
on Tuesday evening, at 8.
Miss Maggie Allen, who is attending high school in Prince
Rupert, arrived yesterday to
spend the summer vacation with
her parents.
Wm. Ware, manager of the
Hudson's Bay store here, returned on Wednesday from Victoria.
Mrs. Ware, who has been ill, is
recovering her health.
John D. Galloway, assistant
provincial mineralogist, is spending a few days in this district,
looking into applications for roads
to various mining properties.
Ed. McLaren was brought to
the Hospital on Sunday. While
working on a new building at the
Hazelton View he fell and sustained a severe cut from an axe.
Dr. Wrinch, president of the
Hazelton Agricultural & Industrial Association, left for Telkwa
last night, to represent the local
organization at the farmers' picnic.
Eustace Lee, the young son of
Rev. R. W. Lee, who has been
visiting his uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. John Newick, left yes
terday for his home in Arm
London: The second phase of
the great battle on the western
front has begun. The artillery
of the Franco-British forces, advanced to new positions, again
is battering the German positions. Today the British, east
of Laboisselle, captured German
trenches on a front of two thousand yards and for a depth of
five hundred. In the direction
of Leveliers, General Haig's troops
forced their way into a village
held by the enemy, gaining 500
yards. North of Fricourt the
Germans have been driven out of
two woods, and three lines of
enemy trenches have been taken.
The offensive undertaken by
the British and French has compelled the Germans to withdraw
troops from the Verdun front.
has clearly shown that the Entente Allies are not only able to
win positions from the Germans
whenever they like, but are also
able to hold them when won. A
German counter - attack in the
Hem section was repulsed. All
positions won have been consolidated.
Pari'3: Yesterday's defensive
fighting, which is regarded as the
supreme test of the effectiveness
of the advance, has given as much
satisfaction to the French as the
captures  previously   made.     It
London: A wireless despatch
from Rome says word has been
| received from Petrograd that in
consequence of their triple defeat
in the sectors of Riga, Kolki and
Baranovichi, the Germans have
begun to move their whole front
towards the west. The Russians
have begun a tremendous offensive on the Riga sector, where
their artillery is bombarding the
German trenches, says a despattch
to the Exchange Telegraph Co.
from Vienna, via Copenhagen.
The bombardment has lasted 24
hours and the Germans are helpless before the Russian artillery,
which can now fire fifty shells as
against one in 1914.
Russians have captured 7000
men on the Kolki front, with six
guns, 23 machine guns, thousands
of rifles, and a quantity of munitions. The presence of the Kaiser, Hindenburg, and Mackensen
appears to have no effect on the
Berlin: A salient of the German- line in Volhynia, projecting
towards Czartorysk, has been
abandoned under superior pressure of the Russians, and a new
line of defence selected, it was
announced today by the war
Hazelton's Annual Gathering Is
Usual Success ��� $328
For Red Cross
Rome: The Italian offensive is
being pressed vigorously in several sectors. Roumania is awaiting an Allied move from Saloniki.
London: Five more British
fishing boats have heen sunk in
the North Sea by German submarines. In one case a fishing boat
which tried to escape was shelled.
D. B. Tilley, formerly of the
Hudson's Bay Company's service
and lately engaged at Babine
Hatchery, is liere for a day or
two. He is on his way to Winnipeg to enlist.
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Sargent
and children, accompanied by
Dean Sargent, left yesterday for
a motor trip to Telkwa and
Smithers. They will take in the
Bulkley farmers' picnic today.
Dr. T. L. Walker, head of
Victoria, July-7:���The general
elections for the provincial legislature will be held on September
14, it is announced. The writs
have been issued, and proclamations will be posted within a few
days. It is expected that August
3 will be nomination day. Under
the legislation passed at the last
'session, 42 days must elapse
the | between nomination and election,
Second War Anniversary
To mark the second anniversary
of the declaration of war, it is
proposed to hold a patriotic concert similar to that held on the
the first anniversary, which was
a most successful affair. The
Progress Club last night decided
to ask the co-operation of the
Board of Trade, the Patriotic
Fund comittee and the Red Cross
Ideal weather proved to be all
that was needed to ensure the
success of the annual picnic, which
was held on the Hospital recreation grounds last Saturday. There
was a large crowd in attendance,
including many from other towns,
and the affair was in every respect the most successful of its
kind ever held in Hazelton.
A long program of sports was
carried out without a hitch, the
many events for children being
well contested, while th'e competitions in which their elders
took part provided much entertainment for the spectators.
As a result of the energy of
the committees in charge, there
was an abundance of refreshments for all. The ladies who
worked so hard for the success
of the picnic deserve the greatest
cedit for the admirable manner
in which the luncheon was prepared and served.
A notable feature of the day
was the Midway, which added
considerably to the proceeds.
Monte Carlo, conducted by S. J.
Martin and W. R. Blackburn, was
well patronized. C- G. Jonas and
H. A. DuHamel did well with the
shooting gallery and ring game,
while W. H. Burken and H. F.
Glassey provided plenty of amusement with the coon show.
After paying all expenses, the
committee turned over to the
Hazelton Red Cross the sum of
Card of Thanks
In the name of the executive
committee of the local branch of
the Canadian Red Cross Society,
department   of   mineralogy   in to allow British Columbia soldiers
Toronto Universly, is spending a to vote,
few days in Hazelton, gathering i
in arranging the program for the I the president desires to extend
concert, which will be held in i sincere thanks to the many who
Assembly Hall on August 4. ! contributed to the success of the
  i event.    This includes many who
Mcnnie-Starret were not members of committees
first-hand information concerning
the mineral resources of the district.
Mrs. C. W. Homer returned to
Prince Rupert on Tuesday, after,
spending several  weeks as the j
guest of her sister, Mrs. J. C. K.
Sealy.     Mrs.. Homer  extended
her visit in order to assist at the |
Red Cross picnic on   Dominion j
Day, giving valuable assistance
to the refreshment committee.
Hazeltons' Soldier Boys
The 102nd Battalion, which includes nearly a score of Hazelton
men, has reached England safely.
On Wednesday evening, W. G.
Mennie, of Babine, and Miss Inez
Hope Starrett were married in
St. Peter's Church by Rev. John
Harold Price, whose decoration Field.    The bride and groom left
Paris, July 4:���Losses aggregating more than 3,100,000 officers and men since the beginning
of the war are admitted by the
Austro - Hungarian government,
in a statement handed to the
Spanish ambassador at Vienna.
The statement lists the losses as
Killed or permanently disabled,
Prisoners in Russia, 1,000,000.
Prisoners in Servia, 90,000.
Prisoners in Italy, 40,000.
Officers lost, 29,000.
with the Military Cross was reported last week,is now reported
killed in action. He had been
promoted to a captaincy   in   a
{British regiment.
Wm. Grant has been  notified
! that his brother, a lance-corporal
in the famous 16th Battalion, has
! died of wounds received in action.
J. E. Bennett, one of the Hazelton men in the 16th, is reported
Jack Frost, a wounded veteran
of the 16th, is returning to Victoria, where he will undergo another operation, which will, it. is
hoped, give him full use of his
injured foot.
J* R. Barker, one of the first
Hazelton men to enlist,is returning from the front, partially
disabled by wounds.
Mrs. Gilbert Burrington and
her little son left on Wednesday
for a visit to relatives in England.
Mr. Burrington is one of the
Hazelton men with the 102nd
Battalion, now in England.
on  Thursday  for
trip to the coast.
a honeymoon
or even the Society itself, but who
nevertheless did much to make it
the success it was.
Visitors From Smithers
Many visitors from other towns
attended the Dominion Day picnic. Among those who motored
down from Smithers to enjoy the
event were Mr. and Mrs. J.
Mason Adams, Mr. and Mrs. C.
L. Wilcocks. Dr. Maclean, Walter
least one show a week in Hazel-1 Noel,  O.  A.  Ragstad, Jas.  A.
ton.     If suitable arrangements I Macdonald,   Jerry   Gorges  and
can be made, he will also showjW. J. O'Neill.
Movies For Hazelton
Wiggs O'Neill is planning an
extension of his moving picture
business, and expects to give at
his films each week at the Rocher
de Boule mine.
New School Trustees
The annual school election was
held today. Mrs. Constance Cox
was elected trustee for two years,
and Wm. Grant was re-elected
for the three-year term. H. H.
Phillips was elected auditor.
Methodist Church
Rev. M. Pike will preach at 7:30
tomorrow evening on the subject:
All are cordially invited.
At St. Peter's Church, Hazelton, B.
G, on July 6th, 1916, William George
Mennie, manager of the Hudson's Bay
Company's Post at Babine, B.C., to
Inez Hope Starret, niece of C.V.Smith,
of Hazelton, B.C.
Coming Events
July 11 -Quarterly Meeting of Hazelton Board of Trade. Progress Club
Rooms, 8 p.m.
Auguat 4���Second War Anniversary.
Patriotic Concert, Assembly Hall.
Sept. 14���Provincial General Election.
Sept. 15-16-Hazelton Agricultural &
Industrial Fair. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1916
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Vol. V.
Saturday, July 8, 1916.
No. 45
One of the most interesting writers on war subjects is J. L.
Garvin, whose latest despatch we copy, in part, from the Province.
Not until it is all over, says the London writer, shall we
understand these times when, with serious souls, but with a pulse
hardly moved by the best of joy or the worst of ill, we passed
through things that will seem strange and incredible while the
world lasts. Afterward they will be remembered for ever. Now
nothing is a nine-day wonder, so crowded is this pageant of state
with national drama and personal tragedy, so hard do events tread
on one another's heels; so urgent is the necessity, no matter what
happens.of giving instant thought to what may succeed. I suppose
this summer will be as momentous as any summer since man
imagined calendars or the sun rose and set. In one week we
missed another Trafalgar,but flung back the whole battered German
fleet into its harbors, and we lost Lord Kitchener in circumstances
more like an early saga or a medieval chronicle than any episode
we ever expected to see in modern life. . . . The more real things
are, the more prodigious in reality, the less we feel them to be true.
Men who went through the hellish death and destruction off
Skagerak confess to having been in a similar mood while the action
lasted. We have no time to be self-conscious. We feel like detached
spectators of our own affairs and the illusion is that we are passive
and infinitely remote beings, though we know, in fact, that in our
different spheres we are working with every fibre of body and mind.
The young go as the leaves fall. By sea and land,thousands of
our bravest lads have gone and all of us who are older wonder oddly
why we are left���we wonder, that is, when we have a moment to
turn our minds from the immediate business that must go on.
Yet, sorrow is calm, stoicism unshaken, purpose unmoved,
judgment clear, effort not abated, but increased, and, if anything,
better and more quietly ordered than before. Truly, man is a
redoubtable being, unaware, at ordinary times,of his own capacity.
And with man I name woman���the mothers, the wives, the sisters
and daughters who are stricken, but make no pause in their duty.
No one talks inequality of the sexes now.
If there werf any chances before that Britain would flinch
before this work was put clean through to a tolerable issue, there
is none now. All that has happened by land and sea has hardened
the Allies, temper in the struggle, and above all, has hardened
Britain's temper. She would fight on, without a moment's
hesitation, if she had to fight alone. More and more do we know
her to be what she always was. I see around me here something
as impressive as that which is called German efficiency���something
which I think will gradually prove itself a deeper and greater thing.
After all, we are incalculably strengthened by our knowledge
that Britain,in the past, went through sterner tests than any which
have yet pressed us. There was a period when Pitt had to cope
not on'y against the rising genius of Napoleon on land, but against
a strong faction in Parliament and even mutiny in the fleet,though
the invasion of Ireland was threatened and the rebellion approaching. There was another time when we lost Nelson and Pitt, Fox
following not so long after: when the fortunes of the continental
war were at their very worst and when,after more than ten years'
struggle, Waterloo was still nearly another ten years away.
Such memories go, unawares, to frame a moral habit in a
people. The historical experiences of a nation are part of its life,
like the personal experience of an individual. So much, to explain
thp singular mood of calmness and almost detachment with which
the nation has received the alternations of good and bad in events-'
of recent days.
Underneath there is an infinite sadness for Kitchener. In the
rough weather of a clear night, along the barren precipices of the
Orkneys, he was cast, and just where all British sea power could
not save him. The sheer weirdness of such a death in war left an
impression like the loss of the Titanic in peace time. One can
compare it with nothing else.
"Kitchener drowned." How could he be drowned? It did
not seem possible. It seemed absurd. Some sub-editor,in a hurry,
must have made a ghastly mistake. When the papers were caught
and read, there was a sense of the bigness of fate, which quells all
excitement. There came the low key of a great tragedy. We felt
that nothing, even in this war, could ever astonish us again. For
miles in London that afternoon men and women in the streets had
that same set, silent air. After the first bald remarks, people said
little to each other. There was nothing to say. Only everyone
felt lonelier.as if there had been a death in the family. At the same
time, there was an entirely new sense, uplifting in its cold
comfortless way, that the loss of no man whatever could make any
difference to the resolution and progress of the nation in this struggle.
"Close up," on land. "Carry on," at sea ! These are the
watchwords. No man needs to speak them. Everyone acts them
without flurry or flinching. At such moments in wartime it is good
to know, beyond all doubt, that one belongs to a great people.
Profits in Hotels
Hotel investments in most parts
of Canada, and particularly in
Ontario, have depreciated very
much in value owing to the spread
of prohibition, and many owners
are in despair.
But there is no need for this,
says an exchange. On the other
hand a new and much better era
should now open. Hotel-keeping
has proved to be, and may, in
Canada.be made, one of the most
profitable and reputable of businesses. It is the most promising
field for business development
we know of today for ambitious,
capable young men.
The trouble is that our hotels
have been conducted on the
wrong lines. The bar has been
regarded as the chief object.
Most hotel-keepers have not been
business men but liquor handlers.
Lodgings and food have merely,
been incident. Some of them
expected to lose money on their
tables. The wastefulness was
appalling, yet the supplying of
good foodandgoodaccommodation
is one of the most profitable businesses in the world today. In
Canada it has been more or less
of a disgrace to be associated
with, or even seen in, an hotel.
In Europe and the United States
some of the richest and most
prominent families socially are
investing in and naming hotels
after themselves and the hotel is
becoming a social center.
The most successful hotel-keepers are men who began in the
kitchen and dining-room; who
learnt the business from that
end. The Ritz Hotel in Paris is
probably the finest in the world
today. Mr. Ritz, when the
writer first knew him, had just
been promoted to assist in the
management of the Savoy Hotel,
London. The present general
manager of the Ritz, Mr. Ellis,
was his head waiter. Like many
successful caterers,they are both
of Swiss birth. George C. Bolt,
of the'Waldorf-Astoria and other
big hotels in the States, is the
largest hotel-owner in the world,
with a net income of well over a
million; perhaps a couple of millions, a year. He worked his
way up from the kitchen. Fred
Sterry. manage! of The Plazas
and other big American hotels,
also worked his way up through
all departments. The department of which these men know
least in their business is the bar.
It is not only the big hotels
that have been marvelously successful when managed by men of
capacity, who learnt the business
from the ground up, and who
have developed executive ability,
but some of the small hotels have
been remarkably profitable. We
know of one hotel, in a town of
only 19,000, managed by a man
who began, when a'boy, cutting
meat in the kitchen of a big city
hotel. As a result of good
food,and clean, perfectly appointed rooms, and efficient management, the profits of this house
have steadily crept up, until in
1915 they reached $50,000. Today
the building is being doubled in
size, to meet the demand for
good service. So little does this
manager think of his bar that, in
the new building, he is putting it
in the basement, as he is satisfied
that, in a very short time, liquor
selling will be eliminated.
Investors in hotel properties
should deal with them as a manufacturing and retailing proposi-
sition. Manage, or have them
managed by experienced business
men. Give a quality service,
advertiseit,and build a reputation
just as a manufacturer does for
his name or trade mark. The
traveling and local public will
flock to them.
The Distributing Point
for the Great Northern
Prospectors, Miners,
Landseekers, Surveyors
and Sportsmen will find
the merchants of Hazelton prepared to meet
every requirement in
outfit and supplies. Having been engaged for
many years in outfitting
parties for the Northern
Interior, Hazelton business men are qualified
to give valuable advice
and assistance to newcomers.
Hazelton is situated at
the confluence of the
Bulkley and Skeena
rivers, a mile and a
quarter from Hazelton
station on the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway.
Enquiries may be addressed to
neca Miner
Hazelton, B. C.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Kitchener left an estate valued
at ��171,420.
Berlin, Ont., has changed its
name to Kitchener.
The provisional constitution of
China has been restored.
U. S. authorities will suppress
all news of troop movements.
Six were killed in an explosion
at a powder plant at Emporium,
The King reviewed Canadian
troops at Bramshott camp on
Hetty Green,noted as the richest woman in the world, is dead
in New York.
After rising to the highest
point in ten years, the Fraser is
now receding.
Trail  smeltermen   receive  40
cents more pay while copper re
mains at 25 cents.
General meat cards for the
whole German empire will be
issued after Sept. 1.
A London despatch says the
King and Queen intend to visit
Canada after the war.
Laurier has appealed to French
Canadians to do their share in
raising overseas troops.
The Russian duma has adopted
a bill giving peasants the same
civil rights as other classes.
Reports to Washington show
that there are 21,000,000 men of
military age in the United States.
Gold deposits at Vancouver assay office in June were over
$312,000, an increase of fifty per
Eleven Greek officers, accused
of wrecking a Saloniki newspaper
office, are confined in the French
The increase in Canada's customs revenue for the first three
months of 1916 was over fifteen
An Austro-American paper reports that a German submarine
crossed the Atlantic,making port
at Baltimore.
Captain Bernier, the Canadian
explorer, left Quebec for the
Arctic regions on Saturday, in
the ship Guide.
Bulgaria has issued a decree
for the internment of all subjects
of hostile countries and the sequestration of their property.
The Russian duma has passed
a bill permanently prohibiting
the sale of liquors containing
more than 1J per cent alcohol.
Germany and Austria have
concluded a 25-year treaty providing for the unification of the
direction of military and foreign
A wireless station near Tokio,
Japan, picked up a message sent
from Germany to the United
States, making a record for wireless operation.
The royal commission which
investigated the Irish outbreak
finds that Augustine Birrell, the
chief secretary for Ireland, was
mainly responsible.
Serious riots at various points
in Germany followed the sentencing of Dr. Liebknecht, the
Socialist leader, to penal servitude
for alleged treason.
Sir Rider Haggard visited Vancouver this week. He asks that
the province give the same treatment to British veterans as provided for returned Canadian
Mcllwee & Son have been a-
warded $576,000 and costs in
their suit against Foley, Welch
& Stewart for the cancellation of
the contract held by the plaintiffs
for the pioneer tunnel at Rogers
The cornerstone of the new
parliament buildings at Ottawa
will be laid by the Duke of Connaught before his departure.
The old stone, originally laid by
King Edward when Prince of
Wales, will be used.
The German c-uiser, Breslau,
now the Medullu in the Turkish
navy, approached the Russian
port of Sotchy, in the Black Sea,
the other evening, flying the
Russian flag. Later she hoisted
the Turkish flag and torpedoed a
transport, loaded with supplies,
and a sailing vessel.
"The officers unanimously decided to surrender, to avoid useless sacrifices of life," said German officers taken prisoner this
week. "What we have to do
now is to save men for the coming
victorious war which Germany
will wage four years hence."
Highway Bridge,  Nechaco River,
Prince George, B. C.
(Navigable Waters Protection  Act,"
R.S.C., Chapter 115.)
""THE Hon. Thomas Taylor, Minister
* of Public Works, gives notice that
he has, under section 7 of the said Act,
deposited with the Minister of Public
Works at Ottawa, and in the office of
the District Registrar of the Land
Registry District of Kamloops, at
Kamloops, a description of the site and
plans of a highway bridge proposed to
be built in the Nechako Rivsr near
River Avenue and Montreal Street,
Prince George, B.C.
And take notice that after the expiration of one month from the date of the
first publication of this notice, the
Hon. Thomas Taylor will, under section
7 of the said Act, apply to the Minister
of Public Works at his office in the City
You can save time and money and increase your business by having
a Telephone in your Office.
You can save time and increase j'our comfort by having a Telephone
in your home.
The Farmer and the Miner can do business with the Merchant in a
minute with the Telephone.
Get a Telephone, and then use it
Estimates for mines on application.
A Necessary Change
A desirable amendment to the
Mineral Act of B. C. would be
provision for crediting development work done between staking
and recording mineral claims as
assessment, says the Mining,
Engineering & Electrical Record.
As matters stand a prospector
after staking might deem it desirable to do some development
work to ascertain whether the
claim might be worth recording,
and his enterprise should be rewarded by his being given credit
for that work against assessments. Then, in the survey.it is
the custom of the surveyor to
include any fractions found to be
outside the limits of the staking.
To hold these it is necessary
do and record assessment on
them. The work of the surveyor
should count on such assessment.
We shall be glad to hear from you.
[Under New Management]
INSURANCE:   Fire - Life - Sickness - Accident
Cradock's  Wire  Cables.   Pumps.    Engines,    Greases
:       Oils.   Lamps.   Incline Machinery, &c.       :
Enquiries and inspection of samples solicited
of Ottawa for approval of the said site J. F. MAGUIRE     Mining and Business Broker       HAZELTON, B. C.
and plans,  and for leave to construct =================================^-==============
the said highway bridge.
Dated  at Victoria,  B.C.,   this 21st ��
day of March, 1916.
Minister of Public Works.
Department of Public Works, 44-7
Victoria, B.C., 21st March, 1916.
j Hudson's Bay Company |
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
Rum: H. B., per bot., 1.50;   Negrita, per bot.       .75
Whiskies:   Jamieson's Irish .       .       .       per bot. $ 1.50
H. B. Special Scotch
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 which
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 accompani-1
ed by a fee of $5, which will be rerund-
s H. B. Scotch, F.O.H., Dewar's, King George.
�� O.O., Johnny Walker, X.X.X., "     "
I RYE:   G. & W., Walker's, per bot. 75; Segram's '83, 1
|                                                 Corby's, Canadian Club, 1.25 ��
�� Port:      Old Duke, H.B., (War Tax 5 cents per bot.)   1.25 ��
| Sherry:   Bodega, Blue Label '        .75 g
S Gin:       Gordon Dry, Sloe, Old Tom. Finsbury Dry, f
I                  per bot, 1.25; Anchor Red (John duKuyper) 1.50 ��
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G. A. McNicholl.Aaat. G��n. Preichtand Paaienser Apsht, Prince Rupert, B.C THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JULY 8. 1916
London: The marked successes won by the British and French
in initiating their great offensive
along the western front are being
ing forward on a 25-mile front.of
which the British held the left
fifteen, the Allied troops in 24
hours from the beginning of their
attack had captured nine villages
and fifty square miles of French
territory until now held by the
By Saturday eveningtheBritish
had pushed forward from a short
distance east of Albert as far as
Montauban, more than five miles
away.and had repulsed a German
counter-attack on that village.
Following the capture of Mametz
and Laboisselle, to the east and
northeast of Fricourt, that important strategic position also
fell into the hands of the British,
while the French captured Corlu
and several other fortified places.
Six thousand prisoners have been
The British infantry advanced
to the attack singing "Tipperary"
and the French to the strains of
the Marseillaise.. The British
aeroplanes escorting the advance
were attacked by a squadron of
forty German fokkers, which were
driven back. Two enemy machines were destroyed. The advance continues, with heavy fighting. Much war material has
been taken.
Paris: North of the Somme
the battle continues. Frise and
Mereancourt wood have been
captured from the enemy. South
of the Somme the French have
gained a footing in the German
second line trenches at numerous
places and have taken prisoners.
The British continue to make
headway. Desperate attacks on
our lines at Verdun have been
Petrograd: After intense fighting the Russians have taken by
storm Austrian positions in the
region of Kolomea,Galicia. Prisoners taken were found to be
General Letchitosky's army is
still pressing forward,the armies
converging on Lemberg.
Rome: The Italian offensive in
Trentino continues with success.
New positions have been captured.
Petrograd: The Russian troops
continueto drive back the Aus-
tro-Hungarian army in the region
south of the Dniester, in Galicia.
Rome: Throughout yesterday
between Adige and Teragnola
valley the artillery was active.
Our infantry occupied Zanolli, in
the Arsa valley.
London: An action has been
fought in the Baltic Sea between
Gothland and the Swedish coast
by Russian and German warships.
The Russian squadron, composed
of cruisers and destroyers, drove
off the German flotilla of torpedo
boats and submarines.
Cairo: General Northey's British column has driven the enemy
northward inGermanEastAfrica,
capturing many prisoners and a
considerable quantity of booty.
Ottawa: Militia headquarters
are unable to say whether Canadian troops are engaged in the
big drive.
London:    The long-expected
western  super-offensive  of the
Allies began on Saturday morning
when the British and French followed the intense bombardment' successfully followed up. During
of the last seven days by attack-, the last three days, along a 25-
ing the German lines on both mile front north and south of the
sides of the river Somme. Sweep- Somme, the Anglo-French forces
made a simultaneous advance,
penetrating in some places to a
distance of seven miles, and capturing a number of important
positions, including Herbecourt,
Fricourt, and Montauban. All
gains have been consolidated and
the troops are again advancing,
the French on Peronne, through
Corlu and the British on Bapaume.
Peronne, which is strongly fortified, is one of the most valuable
| positions on the German line of
North of Ancre the British met
most determined resistance on
the part of the Germans, but have
maintained the initiative. Many
prisoners and much war material
were captured by the advancing
According to prisoners, 39 German battalions faced the French
advance, losing heavily and becoming completely disorganized.
The prisoners taken are mostly
very young.
Since the offensive began, fifteen enemy aircratt have been
brought down.
The Gordon Highlanders, the
Ulster division of Irish, and regiments recruited in Lancashire
towns were most prominent in
the British advance.
The gas used by the British is
reported to be more effective than
that of the Germans. The artillery of the Allies has proved more
perfect that the enemy's,and the
accumulation of munitions behind
the Anglo-French front is prodigious.
The first group of wounded
from the big drive arrived yesterday at Charing Cross. An enormous crowd greeted the disabled
men, the police having great
difficulty in forcing a passage for
the Red Cross vehicles.
Zurich: The continuance of the
Allied advance on the western
front, which is admitted by the
German war office, has caused a
feeling of panic in Berlin.
Paris: Reserves of Germans,
rushed to the Somme resrion to
check the Franco-British offensive, began to make themselves
felt yesterday afternoon and
The fighting reached a pitch of
exceptional desperation, but the
German attempts to stop the advance of the Allied forces failed.
Paris: The Germans, in a violent attack, captured Damloup
work, east of Verdun, but in a
counter-attack the French retook
the position.
Petrograd: Southwest of Kolomea. in Galicia, the Russians have
again advanced. On the Kovel
front theGermans are being held.
In Volhynia the enemy continues to make desperate attacks.
An offensive by the Germans between the Styr and Stokhod
rivers has been repulsed.
Fifty-four enemy sailing vessels have been destroyed in the
Black Sea by Russian torpedo-
Rome: The Italians continue
their successful offensive.    Par
liament has voted credits to carry
on the war.
Havre: Substantial progress by
Belgian troops invading German
East Africa are reported by the
Belgian authorities.
Athens: The blockade of
Greece by the Entente powers
has been officially raised. Greece
having met the demands of the
London: The enemy is weakening in the face of the terrific
attacks of the British and French.
The Allied armies are now within
three miles of the important
railway junction of Peronne,
which is regarded as the strongest German position on this part
of the western front.
The new British guns absolutely outclass the German and Austrian 42-centimeter type, and a
vast supply of ammunition permits the continuation of the
In the fighting now in progress
ed yesterday, and the British advanced to higher ground. Last
night the enemy recaptured a
small part of the position. Further to the south the British made
progress during tne night, capturing a wood and taking prisoners and war material.
London: British artillery has
been pounding the German lines
in Flanders with a most intense
fire for the last 48 hours. It is
supposed British monitors have
joined in the mighty symphony
of artillery, which is heard in
Petrograd: The war office an-
that in an attack on the forces of
Prince Leopold the Russians
broke through two lines of German defences. In the region of
Bananovichi they captured 72
officers, 2700 men, eleven guns,
and a number of machine guns.
London:   lhe French are making  progress  along   the   north
bank of the Somme, in the direc-
immense numbers of French and I tion of Peronne.     The British
British aviators are continuously
in the air, directing the fire of
the big guns and enabling the
Allies to smash the enemy locations to pieces. The terrific
gunfire causes the Germans to
entrench so deeply that 15-inch
shells are required to dislodge
The famous French general,
Foch, is commanding operations
on the Somme, and his presence
increases the confidence of the
Allied troops in the success of
the offensive.
Germany admits the disaster
of Saturday.
The enemy is fiercely resisting
the French bombardment of German positions along tne Meuse.
Paris: The French troops have
captured Chapitre wood, Feui-
helles, and Assevillers, and have
taken the second line of German
trenches at Estrees and the vil-
ages of Herbecourt, Buscourt and
Flaucourt,capturing six thousand
prisoners, and a considerable
quantity of artillery.
The night has been quiet north
and south of the Somme, with the
French organieing the conquered
positions. The Cermans made
no attempt to interfere with the
French in their work of consolidation.
In addition to the batteries already captured, three more have
been taken, two of them composed of heavy guns.
The French artillery is proving
most destructive. In one dugout
which was wrecked by a shell
forty corpses were found. The
Germans are said to have suffered enormous losses in the fighting near Herbecourt.
British Headquarters in France:
An entire battalion of the 186th
regiment of Prussian infantry,
recruited from the Upper Rhine,
surrendered to the British near
Fricourt. The prisoners numbered twenty officers and 600 men.
The battalion had been assigned
to duty a short time before, to
replace heavy casualties. The
British fire was so heavy,and the
trench occupied by the Prussians
was so badly damaged, that the
men refused to fight longer.
The situation this morning is
regarded by the British as satisfactory.
London: The remainder of the
garrison of Laboisselle surrender-
armies are advancing along a 90-
mile front. So far 14,000 Germans have been taken prisoner.
All accounts agree in describing
the devastation caused by the
British artillery in the preliminary bombardment as horrifying.
In the town of Montauban, an
enemy base, only one chimney is
left standing today.
The Times correspondent, describing the bombardment of the
enemy positions on the Somme,
asserts that a hundred shells a
minute were fired along that
front by the British guns for four
days. German prisoners, their
nerves shattered, are welcoming
capture with tears. They praise
the gallantry of the British, and
shudder at the very mention of
the artillery engagement.
The French forces are pressing
on to Peronne. which must fall
before long. Active fighting at
Verdun continues, and the Germans have again retaken some
works at Thiaumont.
London (official): The enemy
has been reinforced by many
battalions and is putting up a
determined resistance. There has
beeii v.ry heavy fighting all night
in the region of Laboisselle and
south of the village. Further
south we have made some progress and taken a number of prisoners from captured positions.
On the rest of the front fighting
is strongly maintained.
are advancing in Fricourt territory. The German artillery is
retreating steadily to escape capture or slaughter. The Anglo-
French offensive has made fifteen
thousand prisoners. The German
casualties are estimated at sixty
Paris: The French have captured Hem and the second German positions south of the Somme
on a front of 10 kilometers. We
have occupied Estrees, where 200
Germans surrendered. We have
advanced to the outskirts of Peronne.
London: On the eastern front
the Russians are giving the enemy no rest day or night at any
point of attack and the Teutonic
forces are fighting for very life,
able merely to resist in a spasmodic manner, without apparently any definite plan of campaign
left them.
Petrograd. The Russians have
cut the Delatyn-Korosmezo railway, the principal line of communication for the enemy forces
defending the fortress and city
of Lemberg. The Russians have
also routed the Germans on the
right bank of the Dniester river
with great slaughter. In the
present offensive the Russians
have captured 235,000 prisoners,
of whom 4,500 are officers, many
of whom are German.
London: Admiral Jellicoe has
completed his report on the North
Sea battle. The Teutonic losses
were: two battleships of the
dreadnaught type, one of the
Deutschland type, the battle
cruiser Lutzow, a battle cruiser
of the dreadnaught type,five light
cruisers and six destroyers. All
these are known to have sunk.
A battle cruiser was seriously
crippled,as well as three destroyers and one submarine. The admiral pays a high tribute to the
officers and men. and declares
that Admiral Beatty has shown
fine qualities of leadership.
British Columbia Land Surveyor
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London: On the western front
there has been a slight lull in the
in ten sity of the dri ve, but another
forward dash is impending. General Joffre declares the plans of
the Allies are working steadily
towards a great victory, which
will be final and decisive.
Having captured the whole
German second line south of the
Somme from the river to Belloy,
the French resumed operations
north of the river and cleared the
bank al most to Clery. The French
also threaten Clery .having estab
lished themselves at Sormont
farm. The British are still en
gaged heavily along their front
from Hardecourt to Gommecourt.
Notwithstanding heavy German
counter-attacks, they have been
able to maintain all ground gain
ed an extend it at some points.
British Field Headquarters: We
Tread the Footpath
of Peace
This is the path of him who wears
B. C.
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