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VOL. V, NO. 46
News  Of   Development   From
Various Properties in Hazelton District
Work on the Debenture group
is now in progress, and two shifts
are driving the new tunnel which
will tap the main lead at a depth
of 400 feet. T. H. Rea, the
managing director, who arrived
from the mine this week, is sending out more men, with the intention of working three shifts.
The new camps, which are commodious and well constructed,
are nearly finished. The trail
crew also is nearly through with
its work.
Mr. Rea brought in average
samples from the big ore showing, and yesterday received assays of over $120 on the high-
grade ore, while the second-class
ore is also above what ordinarily
is considered the pay limit. A
general average of the main vein
gives very satisfactory values.
The lead percentage is very high
and the ore is practically free
from zinc.
In opening up the property the
Debenture company is making a
good record for speed and results.
D. B. Morkill has completed
the surveys of the claims, and is
now looking out a route for a
wagon road to the railway.
On Hazelton View
The new camps on the Hazelton View have been finished and
the water system installed. Nine
men are now working on the
new tunnel.
The Progress Club has inaugurated a library for the use of
the people of the town. The 400
volumes of the Hazelton Library
and Miners' Institute, which dates
from 1881, have been turned over
to the Club by Rev. John Field,
who has been their custodian.
Other donations of books have
been promised. Working plans
for the library are now being
General Notes
Rome: The Austrians, attacking strong positions in the Adige
valley, were driven back in disorder, with heavy losses. The
Italians have partly regained the
ground lost on July 10, on the
slopes north of the Pasubio.
London: Canadian prisoners in
Germany have been sentenced to
a year's imprisonment for refusing to manufacture ammunition.
Berlin: German aeroplanes
bombarded the military encampments at Calais yesterday.
The Comeau Group
Magnus Johnson has opened up
a streak of nice ore in the drift
on the Comeau group.
British Headquarters, France:
After their methodical day-by-
day approaches to within striking
distance of the second Ger.nan
line of defences,and after having
brought up materials and guns,
the British were ready for another big attack, and at 3:30 o'clock yesterday morning, the
infantry were sent forward. The
assault accomplished the taking
of the villages of Lor.gueval and
Bazentine-le-grand, the retaking
of Trones wood and the gaining
of ground beyond Contalmaison,
and the piercing of the German
second line at every point of at-
The British have advanced
three miles on a four-mile front.
One hundred British soldiers who
had been surrounded in Trones
wood when that point was recaptured by the Germans had
held out until released by yesterday's, successful rush.
Accounts received indicate that
the German ' resistance is much
weaker than on the first line.
The struggle is continuing at
Bazentine-le-Petit wood, where
the Germans are still holding out,
and in the woods beyond Longue-
London: The Russians have
made no noticeable advance on
any part of their front since they
gained the Stokhod river, where
the struggle continues desperately. The right bank has now
been cleared of Germans.
Farther to the south a battle
of almost equal intensity is raging
on the lower Stripa, where the
Russians are striking north in an
effort to crush General von Both-
mer and flank the entire Austro
German line.
Operations in- the Caucasus are
becoming more and more important. After suffering heavy losses in their counter-offensive, the
Turks are now being pressed back
towards Baiburt and Erzingnan,
while in Persia the Russians have
brought up reinforcements to
meet the Turks who drove them
from Kermanshah.
Meuse artillery fighting was very
active in the Souville sector.
Berlin: The offensive of the
Entente Allies on the western
front has not caused the withdrawal of a single man or a
single gun from the Verdun
front, where the attack on the
French fortress is being consistently and successfully pressed.
Home: A summit in the Cas-
telleto Tofano region has been
blown up by the Italians, an entire Austrian force being buried
in the wreckage.
Paris: On the Verdun front
artillery fighting continues in the
Souville sector. There were
patrol engagements in Chenois
wood.   On the right bank of the
Amsterdam: As a protest a-
gainst the imprisonment of their
leader, Liebknecht, 55,000 Socialist workmen employed in munition factories and electrical works
in Berlin have gone on strike.
Cork: A thousand Sinn Fein-
ers wrecked a recruiting office,
hissed military pickets, and sang
republican songs.
Berlin: Many newspapers declare a resumption of the submarine campaign is necessary to
save Germany.
Deserved His Sentence
Robert Batt, who has lived in
Canada for 24 years without becoming a citizen, used violent and
seditious language on Tuesday.
Next day he was brought before
Dr. Wrinch and R. S. Sargent,
J. P's. and was given six months
at hard labor.
Picco's Body Found
The police theory that Joseph
Picco, the mail carrier who has
been missing since Novemner,
had perished in a snowslide, was
confirmed by the finding of the
body, near the trail, and 2J
miles from Cronin's camp. Constable Kelly's report satisfied
Deputy-Coroner Playerthat death
resulted accidently in a snowslide
and no inquest was held.
Beirnes' packtrains are now
freighting supplies to the telegraph cabins north of Hazelton.
New Line Connected
Superintendent Dowling came
up from Rupert this week to see
the new government telegraph
line between Hazelton and Mor-
icetown connected up. The old
line, north of the river, was hard
to maintain. The wire now follows the wagon road.
The Russo-Japanese convention
has been signed.
The Northern Telephone Co.,
has just ordered a new central
exchange switchboard of the most
modern type, to be installed in
the company's premises here for
the service of the district comprised by this town, New Hazelton, South Hazelton, Two-Mile,
the Valley and the surrounding
mines. It will provide separate
private lines for business concerns
of all kinds, while private residences will be given a cheaper
party-line service similar to that
adopted in large cities. All the
lines will connect directly with
the central switchboard, at which
an operator will be on duty at all
times, and each subscriber will
require to give only one short ring
to obtain immediate communication with any other subscriber on
the system. The company expects to have the new service in
operation on the first of September and the present system will
be discontinued at the same time.
The switchboard is known as the
sectional unit type, capable of
being increased by the addition
of similar units as the business
grows. The unit now ordered by
the company provides for thirty
subscribers, and when that number is connected the subsequent
applicants will be obliged to wait
until another unit is added to the
board. Applications will be dealt
with in the order in which they
are received by the company.
Both the company and the community are to be congratulated
on this great improvement in the
The weather remains too hot
to permit of fighting in Caucasus
and Mesopotamia.
The sockeye season on the lower Skeena has opened,and salmon
are becoming plentiful.
Methodist Church
Rev. M. Pike will preach at 7:30
tomorrow evening on the subject:
"The True Philosophy of Life."
Miss Davis will sing. You are
cordially invited to attend.
Coming Events
Auguat 4���Second War Anniversary.
Patriotic Concert, Assembly Hall.
Sept 14���Provincial General Election.
Sept. 15-16���Hazelton Agricultural &
Industrial Fair.
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
C. Olds, of Endako, was among
the week's visitors.
George Dover was up from
Terrace on Monday.
G. M. Beirnes returned yesterday from a trip to Pacific.
C. R. O'Hara has been appointed deputy mining recorder at
Burns Lake.
E. P. Spalding, the mining operator, returned to Prince Rupert
on Tuesday.
John and F. W. Finnigan, of
Francois Lake, were in Hazelton
during the week.
Dr. Sager went up to Smithers
on Wednesday. He will probably take charge of Dr. Maclean's
practice for a short time.
Miss Daisy Macdonald, of Sar-
dis, arrived on Wednesday, to
attend the training school for
nurses at Hazelton Hospital.
A. P. McKenzie.of Vancouver,
is here for a day or two, on his
way to First Cabin. The new
operator is accompanied by his
Lieut. Hansen and Sergt. Anderson, of the 197th (Vikings)
Battalion, were in town this
week. They secured several recruits.
Shel. G. Robinson has received
a temporary appointment as game
warden, in place of Gilbert Burrington, who went to thf- front
with the 102nd.
J. M. Turn bull, a geologist connected with the University of
B.C, returned to the coast on
Tuesday, after spending a few
days in this district.,
Board Elects New Officers
At the quarterly meeting of
the Board of Trade, held on Tuesday evening, a large number of
new members was elected. The
election of officers was postponed
until last evening, in order that
the newly-elected members might
vote. There was a good attendance at the election, which was
held in the Progress Club rooms,
and considerable interest was
manifested. The officers,elected
by acclamation, are: President,
A. R. Macdonald; Vice-president,
H. H. Little; Secretary, J. O'Shea.
There was a good list of candidates for the Council, the following being declared elected after
a close contest: Dr. H.C. Wrinch,
R. S. Sargent, Wm. Ware, James
MacKay, A. E. Player, R. J.
Rock, Stuart J. Martin, Jos.
A resolution calling for the
improvement o f the railroad
crossing at Hazelton station, and
the extension of the station platforms, was unanimously carried.
J. F. Maguire and J. E. Kirby
were appointed representatives
of the Board on the joint committee which is to have charge of
the war anniversary meeting on
The Omieeca Miner
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. July 15, 1916.
No. 46
From many quarters there reaches us a disquieting rumor of
peace. That it should be heard in those circles which profess an
open or veiled friendship for Germany is natural and irrelevant.
We are used to the gadflies of treason who buzz about us, and we
need take no account of them, writes an Englishman in the London
Daily Mail. Nor need we listen to those cunning personages who
make it their business to collect studiously moderate articles from I the terms of peace are duly sign
the German press and to thrust them upon us as proofs of Teutonic ed and sealed.   If there is "free-
he shirk the task of bringing the
guilt home to the murderer? Belgium lies bruised and beaten at
the wayside. England, France
and Russia are doing their best
to punish the evil-doer. How
can Mr. Wilson desire to take a
hand in the settlement if he is
not concerned with the causes of
Belgium's plight, if he is not
interested to explore the source
of Germany's ambition and malevolence?
For another reason Mr. Wilson
is disqualified from helping the
Allies to discuss what they shall
do with Germany. In a speech
the other day he used some ominous phrases about the freedom
of the sea, that freedom which
Napoleon failed to tear from us
and which shall still be ours when
benevolence. Their motives are known to us and we may pass
them by. What shall we say of the Germans themselves.vyho daily
demand that cessation of hostilities which we shall not give them?
Nothing, save that two years of war have taught them nothing
about their adversaries.
Whether they are sincere in their desire for peace or not we do
not know, and it does not matter much. We know them enough to
be sure that there is no lie they will not tell, no trickery to which
they will not stoop. It is possible that they chatter about peace
merely to put their adversaries off their guard, to plead want and
feebleness as a prelude to a fresh attack. . But their motive has as
little to do with us as the impudent proposals that they presume to
suggest. They made war at an hour chosen by themselves. In
revenge we shall make peace precisely when it suits us, and not
a day before.
The time that suits us will be when Germany lies beaten at our
feet. We owe it to ourselves and to posterity to make sure that
the world shall not be lightly overtaken again by an avalanche of
savagery. An assassin did his best to stab Europe in the back. We
shall not pause until we have wrested the dagger out ot his hand.
Even to discuss an inconclusive peace would be an outrage on honor
and decency. .. We cannot barter with an adversary who outraged
Belgium, who has butchered women and children, who,has broken
all the conventions of civilized warfare, and who now bleats like a
sheep because he is not permitted to put up his sword at what
appears to him a favorable moment.
If he were permitted to put it up, what then? He would begin
at once to sharpen it again, that at his earliest chance he might make
another assault upon the life and liberty of the civilized world.
When Napoleon, having crossed the Russian frontier, offered
peace to Alexander I, the Czar proudly answered that he would
discuss no terms so long as a single enemy soldier stood upon
Russian soil. It is for us to learn a lesson of the patriot Czar. It
is for us to resolve that we will harbor no ignoble thoughts of peace
until the Germans are'driveri; man,' beast and gun, from all the
territories they have occupied.
We cannot forget the character of the men with whom we
have to deal. They began the war confident of victory; they
prosecuted it as though it was already won; and had a triumph been
theirs, they would have invented a legend- of gentleness and
humanity which might have deceived their friends. But they have
not won, and we must not allow the fact that they have renounced
a policy of terror to influence our judgment. They have renounced
their infamous policy too late. They will go down the stream of
history not as chivalrous soldiers, but as the butchers of Belgium,
as marauders who mistook pillage and murder for warfare, as
barbarians who cannot be held or bound by the laws which control
honorable men. ;
The Prussians, who, unhappily for them, were never conquered
by the Romans, have not yet learnt the first lessons of civilization.
They know not how to respect vows or to keep troth. Maria
Theresa held up the King of Prussia and his perfidy to the scorn of
Europe. He is still there, with his perfidy, upon the barn door of
time. We have had our warning and we shall take it. It will not
be for us and our allies to face the Bosches across a green table and
to discuss terms with them which we know they would not respect.
Only one role is open to us, and we must follow it to the end. The
war shall not be finished, peace shall not be made, until, with the
help of our valiant allies, we impose our will upon the conquered
The Bosches began the war, as I have said: we shall end it. In
the ending of it we do not ask the interference of any neutral. We
wish to have no dealings with any League to Enforce Peace. When
President Wilson hints at mediation he makes it plain that the
whole meaning of the war escaped him. "With the causes and
objects of this great war," he says, "we are not concerned. The
obscure fountains from which its,stupendous flood has burst forth
we are not interested to search for or to explore." If that be Mr.
Wilson's view, then it is clear that there can be no place for him
at any conference of peace. It is, indeed, with the causes and
objects of the war that all the world is concerned, It is every
man's interest to explore the fountains, not at all obscure, from
which has burst the war's stupendous flood.
If Mr. Wilson found a man lying in the road with his throat
cut, would he make no inquiry into the cause of the outrage? Would
dom" of the sea, then there
must be "freedom" of the land I
also. Since England is an island
she must be defended upon the!
water, and Mr. Wilson,in talking
of "the highway of the seas," is
proposing at once the disarmament of England and the immediate destruction of the Monroe doctrine, which has been kept
alive with the aid of the British
The truth is that no man has a
right to pronounce an opinion on
the the present struggle until he
understands (hat what to the
Germans is a war of wanton aggression is to us a war of honorable defence.- As we and our
allies have waged it and will win
it, so we and our allies will settle
the peace which we believe will
give us in future a proper measure of security. We will not listen to any proposals that come
from without; we will not be
turned from our purpose even by
the exigencies of a presidential
election; and we will brand as a
traitor any man of our own blood
who, in the attempt to save Germany from humiliation, would
dare to suggest the signing of a
prematureand inconclusive peace.
London. July 10:���Terrific riots
by mobs clamoring for peace
have convulsed many cities in
G rmany since the great offensive of the Entente Allies began,
according to   despatches   from
Travellers arriving in Berne
and other Swiss cities report that
great crowds marched through
the streets of Beriin shouting:
"We have had enough war. Let
us have peace."
The food rioting has assumed a
most serious phase, and bears all
the marks of a great popular
revolt. In some places the population erected barricades in the
streets and there was desperate
fighting with the military, in
which many persons were killed
and wounded.
The crisis was gravest in Berlin, where thousands of people
surrounded the troops, imploring
them to join the revolt. The mob
pulled the wheels off the military
wagons and gun carriages, and
used them as part of their barricades while they fought the police with stones and bricks.
The worst demonstration was
at Potsdam last Sunday. A great
mob gathered' in the vicinity of
the Imperial palace and shouted
curses and imprecations on the
Kaiser and his family.
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
Omineca Miner
Hazelton, B. C.
in  i fimhaf
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Colonel Goethals has resigned
as governor of Panama.
Only half as much sugar is now
produced as before the war.
Much loss was caused by a
great storm on the coast of Florida
According to Berlin reports, a
good harvest is expected in Germany.
Man-eating sharks infest the
waters of bathing resorts on the
Atlantic coast.
Two hundred and ten thousand
U. S. soldiers will protect the
southern border.
Many deaths of children,caused
by infantile paralysis, have occurred in New York.
The   Scottish   liquor   control
board reports that prohibition in
; Scotland is impracticable.
Twelve hundred Sinn Feiners,
imprisoned since the Dublin uprising, have been released.
Berlin authorities have made
* arrangements   to   feed   30,000
people at the public kitchens.
It is announced that the Entente powers will sink German
submarine liners on discovery.
A dynamite explosion at the
DuPont works in New Jersey
killed four and injured twenty.
Vancouver prohibitionists propose to bring Billy Sunday to B.
C. for the prohibition campaign.
A tornado occurred in Vienna
on Tuesday. Thirty-one were
killed and over a hundred seriously injured.
Several hundred officers of the
U. S. army have been promoted,
to carry out the proposed reorganization.
An officer returning to Vancouver states the British have
destroyed or captured 200 German submarines.
President Wilson has authorized the organization of a recruiting service to secure 160,000 men
for the national guard.
It was announced in the British house of commons on Monday
that the creation of an Imperial
council was under consideration.
Submarine shipment of nickel
to Germany has caused a renewal
of the agitation for prohibition
of nickel exports from Canada
In view of the general railway
strike threatened for tomorrow,
the Spanish government has proclaimed martial law throughout
the kingdom.
Holland, which is still caring
for 65,000 Belgian refugees, has
refused to accept payment for
their maintenance from the Belgian government
The Allied governments have
learned that a neutral vessel
convoyed the German submarine
"Deutschland" from Bremen a-
cross the Atlantic.
Insurance statisticians calculate
that more than a million lives
will be saved to Russia in the
iVixt ten years by the prohibition
of liquor consumption.
One result of the naval battle
off Jutland has been the opening
of the Baltic to British merchant
men. Two hundred Allied ves^
sels, which have been lying idle
in  Baltic ports since the war
began, have passed through the
Cattegat into the North Sea,
without any interference from
Germans.     >
A Dutchman living in Germany
declares that the Germans are
"organizingthemselves to death"
and that the country is facing a
brilliantly organized famine.
British Columbia soldiers in
England will be allowed to vote
in the coming general elections,
but it has been decided that taking a vote in France would be
Legislation giving effe'ct to the
new Irish agreement negotiated
by Lloyd George is likely to be
passed in October, and it is expected the Irish parliament will
not meet until 1917.
Swiss Socialist newspapers reproduce the text of a manifesto
that is being distributed throughout the German Empire, in spite
of the authorities, by a section of
the Socialist party, which, led by
Herr Haase and Herr Ledebous,
is opposing the continuance of
the war. The broadsheet bears
the title "Hunger." The manifesto concludes with an appeal to
the men and women of the working classes to raise their voices
Against the continuance of the
"In Leizoc, Charlottenburg.
Brunswick, Magdeburg, Coblenz,
Osnabrook and many other places
there are noisy gatherings of
hungry people in front of provision shops. The only reply the
government has to the hungry
cry of the masses is martial law,
the police sabre and military
"Dr. von Bethmann-Hollweg
accuses England of the crime of
making Germany hungry, and
those whose interest it is to continue the war repeat it after him.
The German government must
know, however, that this necessarily would happen; that a war
against Russia, France and England must lead to the isolation of
Germany, and that it has always
been the duty of belligerents to
cut off the enemy's supplies. It
is the war that is the crime; the
starvation plan is only a consequence of this crime."
The foregoing are only but a
few of the striking passages of
the manifesto.
Highway Bridge,  Nechaco RiVer,
Prince George, B.C.
(Navigable Waters Protection  Act,"
R.S.C., Chapter 116.)
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 River 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 Worts at his office in the City
of Ottawa for approval of the said site
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.
You can save time and money and increase your business by havin g
a Telephone in your Office.
You can save time and increase your 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.
We shall be glad to hear from you.
[Under New Management]
HEAD OFFICE      .....      HAZELTON
INSURANCE:   Fire - Life - Sickness - Accident
lUrTRaTnlYI  CTTDDT TEC*   Cradock's Wire Cable,   romps.   Engines,   Greases
Mill ill U  OVrtLULO. Oils.   Lamps.   Incline MatkmerY, 4c.
Enquiries and inspection of samples solicited
J. F. MAGUIRE     Mining and Business Broker      HAZELTON, B.C.
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Hudson's Bay Company
General Merchandise and Wholesale Liquors
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
Ashcroft, July 6:���Fire last
night swept the greater part of
Ashcroft out of existence. All
the business section of the town
was destroyed, with the exception
oftheC.P.R. station and railway
sheds. The Dominion government telegraph offices were destroyed, all communication being
interrupted for many hours. The
services have been resumed, with
offices in the depot. The loss of
property runs close to the half
million mark.
Ashcroft is one of the oldest
towns in the province, having
been for many years the gateway
to the Cariboo goldfields. It is
still an important point on the
C.P.R., and the distributing center for a considerable district.
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 tne district in which
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be describee by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $6, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable
output of the mine at the rate of five
cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the f����l quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa,
or to any Agent or Sub-Agent nf
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.-Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
Welch's Grape Juice 3 bots. for   SIM
Kia-Ora (Juice of Lemons)   per bottle       .$5
Assorted Soft Drinks 3 bots. for       .2$
ALE:   Barclay's, pints, per doz   $2.00
BEER: Victoria, Phoenix, qts. per doz     3.00
Scklitx,         4.50
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Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
SJS. "Princeaa Maquinna" learn Prince Rupert e��ery SUNDAY, at ��� p.m.
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6. A. MeNicholl.Aiit. G��n. Freight and Paaienger Aacnt, Prince Rupert, B.C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JULY 15. 1916
Paris (midnight): The Franco-
British forces, in a concentrated
attack north of the Somme, captured a valuable hill from the
enemy. Several hundred prisoners were taken in this enterprise.
Notwithstanding persistent rain
and fog, our troops delivered an
assault this morning on the village of Hardecourt and Mameton,
to the north, in co-operation with
the British, who attacked the
Bois de Trones and a farm situated southeast of the wood. The
Allied troops took possession of
the desired objects in 35 minutes.
Two German counter-attacks from
the north and east were launched
in the afternoon against Mameton, but were repulsed,the enemy
suffering heavy losses. South of
the Somme there was nothing of
On the Verdun front our first
and second line trenches were
subjected to an intermittent bombardment. On the left bank of
the Meuse the enemy's heavy
artillery is active, its fire continuing very violent in the sectors
of Souville, Fumin wood and
Damloup battery.
In Belgium, on the Boesinghe-
Steenstraaete front, we continued
successfully a destructive fire on
the German defensive works.
The enemy replied feebly.
London: Despatches from the
front say the British and French
troops in conjunction advanced
half a mile on a considerable
front yesterday.
Hostile aircraft dropped bombs
on the English coast. No details
have been published.
Five contingents of Russians
have now landed at Marseilles,
after traveling 17.000 miles to
join their Allies on the western
Petrograd: The Russian forces
continue to drive back the enemy
on the Stokhod river. Two days'
fighting between the Styr and
along the Stokhod resulted in the
capture of 12,OOOun wounded men.
Brusiloff's troops are everywhere
overthrowing the enemy, whose
resistance is desperate. The
Russians are now masters of the
whole triangle comprising Rafa-
lowka, Manevitchie and Kolki.
The capture of enemy positions
north and southward of the Sar-
ney-Kovel railway permitted the
cavalry to rush through the cen-
' ter, occupying Manevitchie. The
infantry marched hard on the
heels of the cavalry and are now
in firm possession of a position
astride the Pinsk-Kolki highway.
New York: The world's first
undersea liner, the Deutschland,
is anchored at Baltimore after
voyaging safely across the Atlantic. The German vessel carried
mail and 750 tons of costly chemicals and dyestuffs. She will
carry to Germany a similar quantity of nickel and crude rubber,
which are sorely needed by the
Kaiser's army. The Deutschland
crossed in 16 days. A Washington
despatch says an enquiry will determine whether the big submarine is a merchant vessel or a
ing in the capture of trenches on
a front of 500 meters.
On the Somme front the French
took a line of German positions
in the neighborhood of Barleux.
In this section 950 Germans were
captured yesterday and last night.
French operations south of the
Somme have advanced to within
a mile of Peronne. The summit
of Hill 97, strongly held by the
Germans and considered impregnable, commanding the Somme
valley southeast of Biaches, has
been captured by the French in
two days. Thirteen hundred
prisoners were taken.
The Germans made attacks at
five points simultaneously in the
Vosges, but all were completely
checked by the fire of the French
machine guns. In Verdun sector j
artillery fire continued at Chat-
tanncourt,Fleury and La Laufee.
London: The British havei
made gains in the neighborhood
of Ovillers and Laboisselle. The
Germans launched six separate
attacks on the British at Trones
wood. The sixth succeeded in
penetrating a part of the wood.
There is artillery activity on
the Macedonian front.
Petrograd: The right wing of
General Brusiloff's armies have
made brilliantmaneuvers between
the Stokhod and Styr, north of
Lutsk,and have succeeded in offsetting completely thead vantages
obtained against the Russians
before Kovel, and the one weakness of the Russian southwestern
front, which developed after the
drive through the opposing lines
at Lutsk, has now been repaired.
While the Germans have been
concentrating their forces and
successfully defending the Rov-
no-Kovel line, the Russians delivered a surprise attack considerably to the north, along the
Sarny-Kovel line, which has been
apparently ignored by the Austro-Germans. The result of this
attack has been a clear 15-mile
advance, which has driven the
defenders back upon the Stokhod
line of fortifications.
London: A Petrograd despatch
says the Russians have crossed
the Stokhod at Ugli,approximate
ly half way between the railway
running to Kovel from Sarny and
Rovno. Inasmuch as the Austro-
German forces defending Kovel
are concentrated along these lines
the Russian movement in the
center threatens both groups.
In southern Galicia the railway
town of Delatyn was captured.
On the lower Stochod the enemy
is retiring in great disorder.
London: Smuts, in German
East Africa, has occupied Tanga,
the second most important port
on the coast.
Petrograd: The Russian hospital ship Upperode was torpedoed
and sunk without warning* with
a loss of seven lives.
Paris: A new attack has been
launched by the French west of
Mesnil, in the Champagne, result-
London: After ten days of
continuous fighting the British
have accomplished the methodical
capture of the enemy's first line
of defences on a front of eight
miles, varying from two to four
thousand yards in depth. Five
strongly fortified villages have
been taken, with heavily wired
and entrenched woods.and a large
number of immensely strong redoubts, the capture of only one of
which represented a position of
great importance. The British
captured also 7,500 prisoners, 26
field guns, a naval gun, and a
howitzer. Prisoners taken say
the British fire was so thick they
were unable to obtain provisions.
London: After an assault last
night the British remain in possession of Contalmaison, holding
it against enemy counter-attacks
and a furious shell fire. Fighting
continues from Ovillers and Laboisselle to Trones wood. The
British, bombing their way forward, gained considerably in Mametz wood and took all but the
point of the fiercely-disputed,
pear-shaped Trones wood, clearing the way with each step toward the German second iine on
the ridges beyond.
The infantry is at such close
quarters that the guns on each
side are not firing at the first line
for fear of hitting their own men.
Petrograd: The Russians continue to advance on Kovel and are
now engaged in a pitched battle
on the Stokhod. On the rest of
the front fighting is continuous.
Prisoners captured in General
Bruuloff's operations to July 10
number 5620 officers, 266,000 men,
312 guns, and 866 machine guns.
Berne: One hundred trainloads,
comprising 60,000 troops, used in
the occupation of Montenegro,
Servia and Transylvania, now
oppose the Russian advance.
Rome: Pressure by the Italian
forces in Trentino has resulted in
the recall of several Austrian
divisions about to be sent to the
eastern front.
Paris: The situation remains
unchanged on the Somme. It is
now ascertained that south, of
the Somme the French in the
last two days have taken over
1300 prisoners.
On the Verdun front the Germans launched an attack on the
French positions from Fleury to
a point east of Chenois. They
succeeded in penetrating some
French advanced trenches, but
were expelled immediately.
West of the Meuse there was
artillery fighting near Avocourt
and Chattancourt.
Northeast of Veho the Germans
exploded four mines, the craters
of which were eventually occupied
by the French.
Amsterdam: The Bremen,another commercial submarine, has
left harbor for an American port.
She was built by the same firm
that constructed the Deutschland.
f       THURS., JULY 13       J
Paris: The Germans delivered
two attacks last night on a French
position in the neighborhood of
Mort Homme, on the Verdun
front. The war office announcement today says both these assaults failed, breaking down under French fire. East of the
Meuse the French retook part of
the ground won yesterday by the
Germans, capturing eighty prisoners, of whom one is an officer.
A night counter-attack delivered
by the French east of Fumin
wood made it possible to regain
a portion of the territory taken
yesterday by the enemy,
London: -On the eastern front
the Russians are engaged in a
heavy battle in1 the northwestern
corner of Bukowina, where they
are inflicting further defeats on
the army of General Pflanzer,
which is now cut off from General von Bothmer's forces to the
north. There is also furious
fighting on the Stokhod river,
where the Austrians and Germans
are putting up a formidable resistance. The Stokhod is a shallow river, but marshes on either
side impede the movements of
troops and guns.
London: German resistance to
the British offensive along the
Somme took the form last night
of strong counter-attacks, which
at Mametz and Trones wood
made dents in the line established
by General Haig's army. An
official announcement issued this
afternoon says all the German
attacks were beaten off. except
in Mametz and Trones woods.
Since the commencement of the
battle the enemy has received
large reinforcements. Yesterday
and last night strong hostile attacks were made against several
points of our new positions.
Between the main battle field
and the sea we have been actively engaged in bombarding the
enemy's positions and raiding his
front line. Southeast of Loos a
party of Royal Irish Fusiliers who
penetrated the enemy's trenches
at a point where they were
strongly held remained there for
twenty minutes, during which
time heavy fighting took place in
the trenches, Many Germans
were killed. Our casualties were
Canadian and Australian troops
have so far taken no part in the
drive in the vicinity of theSomme,
but Canadian artillery is taking
an active share in the bombardment of the enemy lines.
Petrograd: Both sides are
hurling huge reinforcements of
men and guns into the fight for
possession of Kovel. Brusiloff's
army is still advancing. Austrians
admit that the Russians- have
penetrated Von Bothmer's front
at several points.
On the Caucasus and Riga fronts
the Russians are progressing
steadily, capturing prisoners and
munitions daily.
Russian destroyers have captured two large German steamers in the Gulf of Bothnia. One
was loaded with iron ore.
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Forks, Snaths, Scythe Stones,
Baling Wire, etc.. are all offered
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prices of these goods. * *
London (official): The day
was marked by sharp local fighting in certain areas in Mametz
wood. We captured all ground
lost last night and now hold the
whole wood.
We have also made progress in
Trones wood. The large number
of German dead in this vicinity
shows the costliness of their attacks last night. Iwo heavy
German attacks against Contalmaison broke down completely
under our fire.
The British are again engaged
in clearing the Germans from
fortified positions which must be
taken before the general offensive can be renewed.
Paris: The latest great attack
on Verdun by the German crown
prince has heen repulsed. There
was no infantry fighting of importance last night on the Verdun
front or over the portion of the
Somme front held by the French.
Intermittent artillery engagements occurred in the Somme
In the Champagne the French
penetrated a salient of the German front and took prisoners.
Two German raids in Argonne
were stopped by the French fire.
London: The renewed efforts
of the crown prince at Verdun
aretemporarily taking precedence
in the public mind over the battle
of the Somme. The attack just
delivered by the Germans before
Verdun is the seventh great onslaught with dense masses of
troops since the operations began
some five months ago.
London (later): The second
phase of the British offensive is
approaching a crisis. In the
battle to the northeast of Albert
the British are striving to advance eastward to the heights of
Martirpuich. The Germans have
thrown two army corps on both
sides of the Albert-Bapaume road
to defend the approaches to Ba-
paume. The British have broken
the second line trenches on a
four-mile front.
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