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VOL. IV, NO. 42
The Hazelton baseball team
returned from Prince Rupert
Thursday, after winning two out
of three games played with the
coast city team.
The first game, played Monday
night, was won by the home
team, the score being 7-3. Ben
Hunt, erstwhile big leaguer and
lately of Vancouver, was in the
box for Rupert and held the
locals to four hits. Morison, for
Hazelton, also pitched a good
game, allowing a total of only
six hits.
Rain prevented a game on
Tuesday, so two games were
played Wednesday, the afternoon
fixture being a free-hitting and
loose-fielding affair, in which
Hazelton came out on the long
end of an 11-8 score. Doc Rock
and Fortin were the opposing
twirlers, and Doc had the best
of the argument.
The evening game, which went
seven innings by agreement, was
a splendid exhibition of baseball
and had both spectators and
players keyed up to a high pitch.
Graham Rock pitched against
the Rupert star���Donahue catching���and shut the coast team out
in a rattling game.   Score 2-0.
The teams were:
Hazelton���Bob Rock, Doc Rock,
Graham Rock, Donohue, Macdonald, Sinclair, Lofquist,
O'Shea, Berts, Morison.
Prince Rupert���Anderson, Fortin, Manson, Hunt, Hannifan,
Blake, Henning, Murphy, Em-
Paris: On an eight-mile front,
north of Arras, a furious battle
over wrecked trenches and hillsides strewn with corpses is
marking the centenary of Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo.
The French are fighting desperately to surround a large enemy force at bay in a ravine east
of the Lorette hills. From a hill
near Souchez heavy artillery is
sweeping the enemy lines with a
circle of terrific shell fire. All
around Souchez the fighting is
going on with the greatest intensity.
The French are pounding and
smashing against a fortified
stronghold with artillery, while
infantry regiments are hurling
themselves against 200,000 German troops engaged in a desperate effort to hold their lines
before Lens.
London: A despatch to the
Times Bays that the British
again have taken the offensive at
Festubert and Hooge. The attack, which began on Wednesday
evening at Festubert, is regarded
as a continuation of the operations of a month ago. It started
in with a heavy bombardment,
in which artillery of all calibers
was called into play. After the
bombardment, infantry attacked
at once, and the troops were
successful in occupying the German first line of trenches and in
some cases pushing even into the
second line. The Germans were
not long in instituting counter
attacks. So heavy was their
bombardment that by morning
the British, except in a few isolated stretches of the line, had
been compelled to fall back to
the first German line.
Paris: The following official
communication was issued this
"In the sector north of Arras
a violent artillery duel has taken
place. The front here remains
unchanged. We hold all the
ground we have captured.
"In Alsace we have fortified
the positions which we took yesterday end continue to make
progress here. Our advanced
troops at the end of the day had
reached the outskirts of Met-
zeral. We advanced along both
banks of the Fecht and hold
under our fire the enemy communications between Metzeral and
Munster.       Further   prisoners,
quantity of war material, notably
rifles and cartridges, have been
taken by us.    There is nothing \
to report concerning the situation
on the remainder of the front."
London: Russian forces are at
bay along the Grodek line in
Galicia, in heavy fortifications
west of Lemberg, their flank
protected by the marshes of the
Dneister. Russians claim they
have hurled the Austro-Germans
back on the Pruth river.
on mm TRIAL
There was general surprise in
Hazelton yesterday when it became known that John May, previously condemned to hang for
the murder of Albert Taylor, had
been acquitted on his retrial at
Prince Rupert assizes.' Only a
meager report has been received.
The new trial began on Thursday, and all the evidence was in
yesterday morning. At noon
counsel finished their addresses
to the jury, who retired after a
brief summing up by the judge.
After fifteen minutes' deliberation, the jurymen returned to
court and presented a verdict of
"not guilty."
Rome: Italian advance is shown
by the shelling of the station at
Corizia. Italian troops now occupy 6,000 square miles of the
"unredeemed" territory, more
than twice as much as offered
by Austria.
A combined naval, seaplane
and dirigible raid on the Isonzo
front was the feature of yesterday's operations.
Amsterdam: Allied airmen
dropped bombs on the German
balloon sheds at Brussels.
London: D. A. Thomas, the
coal magnate, a survivor of the
Lusitania, has accepted a com-
missission to supervise ammunition contracts in the United
machine guns,  and a very large I States and Canada. _
District mining men are much
pleased with the rise in the
prices of copper and lead, both
of which are higher than they
have been for years. Lead is
selling at seven cents and over,
while copper has gone above
twenty cents. Lake copper futures are selling as high as 25.
Church Social Next Friday
A strawberry social, under the
auspices of the Methodist Church,
will be held in St. Andrew's
Hall, on Friday evening, June
25, at 8:30. A collection will be
taken to defray expenses.
Entrance Examinations
The entrance examination will
be held in Hazelton on June 22,
23 and 24. Government Agent
Hoskins has consented to act as
presiding examiner. The follow candidates will represent
Hazelton Public School: Miss
Maggie Allen, Miss Florence
McDougall and Miss Jean Grant.
The   sockeye  season   on
Skeena opens on Monday.
Monday, June 14
Rome: The arsenal of the Aus-
tro-Hungarian naval station at
Pola, on the Adriatic, has been
almost entirely destroyed by
bombs dropped from an Italian
airship. There were at the time
in the station ten warships, including one battleship, two
cruisers and several submarines.
Some of these ships are supposed
to have been damaged.
London: The Austro-German
attempt on Lemberg has been
abandoned, according to the
Petrograd correspondent of the
Daily News, with the defeat of
General Mackensen's army,
which, moving along the railway
to Mosciska, started an attack
with three hours of terrific artillery cannonade, to which the
Russians did not reply. When
the enemy infantry was within
200 yards of the trenches, says
the correspondent, the Russians
opened a murderous fire and
charged. They took the enemy's
front line along both sides of the
railway and remained there. The
Austro-Germans tried to fortify
their second line, but the Russians, pressing on in great num
bers north and south, passed beyond a crossfire from both ends
and killed over twenty thousand
before dawn, when the enemy
began a disorderly retreat. The
Russians are still in close contact with them and continue to
Petrograd: In a three-days'
battle on the Dneister river, in
the region of Zurawana, which
lasted from June 8 to 10, the
Russians captured 348 officers
and 15,431 soldiers, with seventy-eight machine guns and seventeen cannon, according to the
Russian official statement issued
under date of June 12. On June
11, the statement adds, the Austro-German forces crossed the
Dneister at several points. Russian torpedo boats on the night
of June 10 destroyed the buildings of the Turkish seaport of
Stamsun on the Black Sea. Many
Turkish boats, the announcement says, were sunk.
Paris: A slight advance by the
Allies in the vicinity of Dixmude
is reported.
Moscow: A rumor that Germans had poisoned the water
supply of a factory, causing the
illness of a number of employees,
was the occasion for serious
anti-German riots. On the third
day police and troops succeeded
in restoring order.
Tuesday, June 15
Paris (official): In the sector
north of Arras we repulsed last
night several attacks against our
trenches on the road between
Aix Noulette and Souchez, consolidated our position gained to
the east of Lorette, made a further advance to the right of
these positions of about 150
metres, and progressed to the
southeast section of the Labyrinth. Artillery struggle in this
sector has been nearly continu
ous. Southeast of Hebuterne we
arrested by our fire an attack
against, our trenches on the road
from Serre to Mailly-Maillet.
The check to the enemy was
followed by a violent bombardment. In the region about Quen-
nevieres farm we made slight
progress in branch trenches and
saps and inflicted serious losses
to the enemy reconnaisances.
Throughout the day the artillery
engagement has been quite live-
(Contlnucd on Page Four)
Tennis Tournament
In the first games of the tennis
tournament, played last evening,
the results were as follows:
Miss Smith and Mr. Fuller, 7;
Miss J. Grant and Mr. Hoskins, 6.
Miss Ward and Mr. Forster, 6;
Mr. A. Grant and Mr. McKay, 3.
Mrs. Hoskins and Mr. Welch, 6;
Mrs. Anderson and Mr. Wright, 4.
Miss F. McDougall and Mr..
Burrington, 6; Mrs. Rock and
Mr. Morison, 5.
Mrs, Markell is visiting friends
in Prince Rupert.
Mrs.  Moseley left on Monday
for a visit to Seattle.
H. H. McVittie is spending his
vacation in the Kispiox Valley.
W. G. Hope Thomson, of Vancouver,  is a visitor in Hazelton.
Mrs. S. E. Burgunder arrived
on Monday, to join her husband.
Mrs. Field left on Monday for j
Courtenay, to visit her son Fred. \
Forest Ranger Latham has returned from a visit to Bulkley
Valley points.
B. R. Jones, the Skeena Crossing merchant, is spending a few
days in Hazelton.
In this issue the City of Prince
Rupert advertises work horses
for sale by auction.
R. A. Sampare is back from
Gitwangak, and has taken his
former position on Sargent's
Government Agent Hoskins
goes to Smithers tonight, to hold
an inquest in a case of suicide.
The police had not learned the
name of the victim.
The trial of Harry McMeekin
for the murder of Peter Dunnigan at Telkwa will be held at
Prince Rupert on Monday. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JUNE 19. 1915
e Omaoeca
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Canada and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING RATES: Display, $2.50 per inch per month; Reading
Notices,* 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. IV.
Saturday, June 19, 1915.
No. 42
We Lead���
Others Follow
It is generally admitted that the mining laws of British
Columbia are the best and fairest of any state or province in
America, and a large majority of our mining men would strongly
deprecate any tinkering with the existing regulations. Without
changing the law, however���except perhaps in regard to taxation
and the tenure of crown-granted claims���the government might
well take steps calculated to promote the development of what
must be recognized as one of our greatest industries.
Consideration of conditions has led the Vancouver Chamber oi
Mines to suggest the following policy, which would undoubtedly
receive general support:
1. In view of the fact that mining is the basal industry of
British Columbia it is desirable that the portfolio of mines be
separated from, and uncombined with, any other office in the
cabinet in order that the minister may be able to devote his whole
attention to the promotion of the interests of this industry;
2. That, with a view to encouraging the development of the
mineral resources of British Columbia the following policy may be
adopted with advantage:
That steps be taken to have geological investigations made,
and maps prepared, of new localities in which mineral discoveries
are reported; and that this work be carried out either by geologists
attached to the staff of the Department of Mines, or by members
of the faculty of the University of British Columbia qualified to
undertake the work;
That reports of such investigations be promptly published,
together with maps, for the information of prospectors and
That technical education be arranged for in the mining camps
of the Province;
That a complete survey be made of the iron ore resources of
the Province to secure data on which estimates may be made of
the probable quantities of ores available and the character thereof
with a view to promoting the establishment of the iron and steel
industry on the Coast;
That Government investigations into mine accidents be made
promptly, and by technical men;
That an efficient policy of trail construction be adopted to give
convenient access to prospectors operating in new sections;
That a special effort be made to promote the placer and lode
gold production of the Province with a view to improving business
and financial conditions;
That steps be taken to prevent the fraudulent promotion of
mining companies;
That the capitalization of mining companies be placed on the
same basis as that of other commercial and financial companies;
That the possibility of the occurrence of deposits of economic
minerals, other than those now exploited, be investigated;
That steps be taken to encourage prospecting for new fields
and new mineral deposits;
That aid be given to the work of local chambers of mines on
the same principle as the aid now given by the Government to
agricultural societies;
That an effort be made to develop the marble and building
stone deposits of the Province by providing in the specifications
for public buildings and works for the use of such material as can
be produced here;
That steps be taken to prevent mineral lands being closed indefinitely to development and operation;
That taxation on mines be revised to confine such taxation to
net profits of operating companies.
The Omineca Miner is two dollars a year anywhere in Canada.
We are receiving a new line of Ginghams,
Swiss Muslin and other light materials for
Summer Dresses. Hose, Underwear, and
other necessary articles of wearing   apparel.
Mosquito Tents and Mosquito Netting���-both
wire and cloth���on hand.
Beds,  Bedding,  Sheets,  Pillows and Pillow
Cases always on hand.
An   assortment   of   Ladies'   White   Waists
received, and the values are Good.
A full and complete line of Groceries and
Provisions received fresh every week.
Fruits in season.
The City of Prince Rupert,
B. C, will offer for sale, by auction, at Prince Rupert, B. C, on
Thursday, the 8th day of July,
1915, at 2:30 p. m.:
One Bay Team, geldings, about
3000 lbs.; good general utility
team; age 11 years.
One Bay Gelding, about 1350
lbs.; good work horse, single or
double; age 9 years.
One Roan Gelding, about 1400
lbs.; good work horse, single or
double; age 12 years.
42-3 City Clerk.
S.S. "Princess Alice" or "Princess Sophia" leave* Prince Rupert every
SATURDAY at Noon.       S. S. "Princess Maquinna" leaves
Prince Rupert every Sunday at 8 p.m.
Tickets to and from all parts of the world.
Steamship Tickets
Atlantic and Pacific
J. G. McNab,   Cor. 3rd Ave. and 4th St.,   Prince Rupert, RC.    ,,
the reserve covering Section 10 and the
south half of Section 15, Township 1A,
Range 5, Coast District, by reason of a
notice published in the British Columbia
Gazette on the 22nd of July, 1909; the
reserve covering Township 4, Range 5,
Coast District, by reason of a notice
published in the British Columbia
Gazette on the 25th of October, 1906,
and the reserve covering certain lands
west of Township 4, Range 5, Coast
District, by reason of a notice published
in the British Columbia Gazette on the
31st of July, 1913, are cancelled in so
far as they relate to entry under the
provisions of the "Coal and petroleum
Act "
34-46 R. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C,
13th April, 1015.
Bulkley Valley Farm
Lands For Sale
These Lands are close to the main line of the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway, which is now running trains through the
Bulkley Valley. There is a ready local market for all produce. Land prices are reasonable. Terms are easy.
Write for full particulars to
Suite 622 Metropolitan Building
p.w .p c.Bi,.i ii.soo.ooo. VANCOUVER, B. C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 1915
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rights'of 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��an1 annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in wnich
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territoryJthejtland 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 Jiimaelf.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable
output of the mine at the rate of five
cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the^coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10.00 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 of
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
Mines and Mining
Good Properties for sale ��� Cash or on
Bond.      Development and
Assessment Work,
Carr Brothers
Ten Yean In This District
Ilaseltun. ii. 0.
Notice under Section 36
TAKE NOTICE that an application
has been made to register John Edward
Bennett as owner in Fee-simple, under
a Tax Sale Deed from Herbert
Welch, the Assessor of the Omineca Assessment District, to John
Edward Bennett, bearing date the 4th
day of November, A.D. 1914, in pursuance of a Tax Sale held by said
Assessor on or about the 12th day of
October, 1912, of all and singular certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate, lying, and being in the
Coast District, In the Province of
British Columbia, more particularly
known and described as Southwest
quarter of Section four (4), Township
seven (7), Range five (5).
You and those claiming through or
under you, and all persons claiming
any interest in the said land by descent
whose title is not registered under the
provisions of the "Land Registry Act"
are required to contest the claim of
the tax purchaser within forty-five
days of the service of this notice upon
you. Otherwise you and each of you
will be for ever estopped and debarred
from setting up any claim to or in respect of the said land, and I shall register the said John Edward Bennett as
owner in fee.
Yonr attention is called to Section 36
of the "Land Registry Act" and
amendments, and especially to the following extract therefrom which relates
to the above notice:
"And in default of a caveat or
certificate of lis pendens being
filed before the registration as
owner of the persons entitled under
such tax sale, all persons so served
with notice, or served with notice
under subsection (ti) of section 155
of the "Municipal Clauses Act,
1906," or section 293 of the "Municipal Act," or section 139 of the "Assessment Act, 1903," oi section 253
of the "Taxation Act," in cases in
which notice under this Act is dispensed with as hereinafter provided,
and those claiming through or under
them, and all persons claiming any
interest in the land by virtue of any
unregistered instrument, and all persons claiming any interest in the land
by descent whose title is not registered under the provisions of this
Act, shall be for ever estopped and
debarred from setting up any claim
to or in respect of the land so sold
for taxes."
Dated at the Land Registry Office,
at the City of Prince Rupert, Province
of British Columbia, this 17th day of
May, A.D. 1915.
District Registrar.
Aldermere, B. C. 38-42
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Premier McBride is still in
London.       ______
Prince Albert, Sask., had a
snowstorm on Tuesday.
Drought in Austria is likely to
seriously affect grain crops.
There is a revival of activity in
the Slocan silver-lead district.
Two thousand people lost their
homes in Texas floods last week.
Great Britain and Italy have
reached a basis of financial cooperation.
Fifteen persons were killed in
a storm in Wisconsin on Saturday night.
The government investigation
of war purchase abuses has
opened at Ottawa.
Methodist ministers in Toronto
condemn the sending of tobacco
to soldiers at the front.
Brigandage, fostered by Austria, is rife in the rear of the
Italian army in Austria.
A tornado in Perth county,
Ontario, caused one death and
destroyed much property.
Portugal's general elections resulted in a defeat of the revolutionary party by the Democrats.
The H. B. Co. steamer Port
Simpson will make only two
trips to Telegraph Creek this
Vancouver school board has
ordered a cut of ten per cent in
the salaries of all teachers, from
July 1. 	
Garza, provisional president of
Mexico, has been deposed and a
Villa candidate returned at a
A strike by 14,000 street car
employees in Chicago tied up
traffic over 1310 miles of track
this week.
Victoria ball team has disbanded, after ten successive defeats.
The players refused to accept reduced salaries.
Prohibition in Russia has
caused an abnormal demand for
tea, which has risen in price ten
cents a pound.
Villa has been notified by Britain that he must fix the responsibility for the murder of British
subjects in Mexico.
"Patsy" Clark, the millionaire
of Spokane, who was interested in various B. C. mines, is
dead, of heart failure.
Resta, winner of the Grand
Prix, drove an automobile for
two miles at the rate of 110.7
miles an hour., a new record.
ing minister of mines, has ordered the internment of all
enemy aliens employed in the
mines of the province.
The international boundary
commission has arrived at a satisfactory settlement of all disputed boundary points between
Canada and the United States.
The president of the Canadian
Manufacturers'Association states
that at the end of the war the
Allies will enter into a trade
agreement which will give Canada a large market in Russia.
Premier Venizelos, of Greece,
has been returned to power, and
it is expected that country will
enter the war on the side of the
Attorney-General Bowser, act-
Ex-Secretary Bryan has published a peace manifesto, in
which he suggests mediation as
a preventive of war. Nations,
he says, should allow a year for
investigation before beginning
A force of 600 American bluejackets and marines will start
from Guaymas, on the west coast
of Mexico, to attack the Yaqui
Indians, of Mexico, who have
declared war on Americans,
Mexicans and Germans.
j Hudson's Bay Company j
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I Whiskies on Draught  :  Rum on Draught 1
Excellent brand of Scotch Whiskies in case goods.
Rye Whiskies, Irish Whiskies, Gins, Clarets,
Sherrys, Champagne, Beer, Ale, Stout, Grape-juice,
Kia-Ora, Kop's Non-alcoholic Liqeuers, Raspberry,
Ginger, etc. Montserrat Lime-juice.
I   Don't let the War Tax scare you���it only applies to   |
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A Letter From the Trenches
James Turnbull, one of the
forest rangers who left Hazelton
for the front, writes from France
to Forester Alien, telling something of his experiences in the
war. "Jim" is with the Princess Patricias, which is to say
that he has seen his full share of
fighting, that corps having been
almost constantly on the firing
line, and having suffered great
losses. The fighting line of the
regiment, when Private Turnbull
wrote on May 20, was reduced to
140, but still held the ground
they had been fighting on. Jim
was one of the fortunate few,
but Andrew Moncur, anotrier Hazelton man, was slightly wounded in the head. When the letter
was written the Pats had just
put in 72 hours facing the enemy, within a few yards of their
old battleground, and had been
sent to reserve for much-needed
Field operations by the staff of
the geological survey of Canada
will be continued in British Columbia during the present season, particular attention being
paid to the economic resources in
minerals. In Omineca district
this important work will occupy
several of the government geologists; Charles Camsell making
an exploration of the region tributary to the G. T. P., between
Telkwa and Prince George, while
J. D. MacKenzie will study the
geology of the Hazelton-Alder-
mere area, paying especial attention to mineral deposits. Further investigations into coal
resources and petroleum prospects will be conducted by D. B.
Dowling, and archaeological investigations will be carried on in
this district by H. I. Smith.
E. L. Burling will examine geological sections along the G. T. P.
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
/ WVWY nntt *ITA HF^ We are Prepared to supply private
LelVLiiXl UIIU JI/tULJ and public conveyances day and
night.     Our stages meet all trainB at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
Best Dry Birch $7 a Cord.
Consign your shipments in Our
Care for Storage or Delivery.
Address all communications to Hazelton. HAZELTON and NEW HAZELTON
Ruddy & MacKay
Through Train Service between
a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. EASTBOUND
at 6:08 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Westbound trainB connect at Prince Rupert with steamers
Prince Rupert and Prince George, leaving Prince Rupert at 10 a. m.,
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, for Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle.
Eastbound Trains connect at Winnipeg for St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto,
Montreal, New York, etc. Electric-lighted Sleeper and Parlor Cafe
Cars. Monday's train carries Electric-lighted Tourist Sleeping Car
through to St. Paul. For points east of Chicago have your ticket read
via the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, the Double-Track Route. For
full information, through tickets, etc., apply to your Local Agent or to
Thorp & Hoops
Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Broken
B. C.
Sole district agents for E. G. Prior & Co., Victoria, Agricultural Machinery and Implements, Wagons, Etc.
Fire,  Life, Accident, and Employer's Liability Insurance.
We represent the best companies.
We Can Locate You On a Good Pre-Emption Near the G. T. P.
If you desire information about the Bulkley Valley write us.
���Ha      uu      mi      nOu      m      uQu���hu���mQu     <w���mh���-Ma���nfl
Of every description
for everybody
at   the
Assay Office and Mining Office
Arts and Crafts Building, 578 Seymour Street
The Estate of J. O'Sullivan
Provincial Assayers and Chemists
Established 18117 by the late J. O'Sullivan,   F. C. S.,  26 years  with
Vivian & Sons, Swansea.
for any period from one month upward at $1 per
month in advance. This rate include, office consultations and medicines, as well ns all costs white
in the hospital. TicketB obtainable in Hazelton
at the Post Office or the DruK Store; in Aldermere
from Mr. T. J. Thorp; In Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or by mail from the Medical Superintendent al the
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion and British Columbia
Land Surveyors
Offices atVicto.ia, Nelson, Fort f,eoi(re
and New Hazelton.
B. C. Affleck, Mgr.   New Hazelton.
"Everything in Canvas"
Prince Rupert Tent and Awning Co.
Prince RapcH. B.C.
B. C. L.
Fort George
B. C.
Watch Repairing
O. A. RAGSTAD,   Smithers
Orders may be tell ift Noel & Rod's-, Hfeelfon
(Continued from Huse One)
ly. In Lorraine we have carried
our lines forward in the region
of Embermenil and the Forest
of Parroy. Our progress in that
sector continues without interruption.
Rome: Fierce fighting on three
sides of Goritz and the partial
destruction of the Austrian fortress of Malborget in the Carnic
Alps were reported in special
despatches from General Car-
dona today. The explosion of a
magazine during a violent bombardment on Sunday afternoon
blew out the wing of a fort at
Malborget. Italian aviators reported that several high explosive shells appeared to have
crashed into the magazine simultaneously. There was a dull
roar that shook the mountain
side and the masonry was blown
to bits. A column of smoke shot
high into the air and the Italian
soldiers burst into cheers. A
battle is being fought along the
east bank of the Isonzo, six
miles north of Goritz, where
Italian infantry crossed the river
and cut the railway leading north
from Goritz after occupying
Plava. From in front of Goritz
a heavy bombardment of the
outer forts continues night and
day.      To the  south,   another
Italian infantry force, co-operating with the two movements to
the north, cut the railway leading from Goritz to Trieste. Italian
armies north of Goritz, near
Plava, are descending upon the
Austrian lines of communication
from Goritz eastward. The operations around the fortress,
therefore, are almost identical
with the enveloping movement of
General Mackunsen's armies!
around Przemysl.
In the Supreme Court of British
In the matter of the Administration
Act and in the matter of the Estate
of Raymond W. Shaw, deceased, intestate:
TAKE NOTICE that by an order of
H i s Honour Judge Young, dated
the 21st day of May, 1916, I was
appointed Administrator of the Estate
of Raymond W. Shaw.
All persons having claims against
the said estate are hereby requested to
forward the same, properly verified, to
me before the 26th day of June.
1915, and all persons indebted to
the said estate are required to pay the
amounts of their indebtedness to me
Dated 4th June, 1915.
Official Administrator.
40-2 Hazelton, B. C.
In the Supreme Court of British
In  the matter  of the Administration
Act and in the matter of the Estate of Mike Trkulja, otherwise Mike
Babich, deceased, intestate:
TAKE NOTICE that by an order of
His      Honor     Judge     Young,    dated
the   21st day of  May,   1915,  I   was
appointed Administrator of the Estate
of   Mike    Trkulja,    otherwise   Mike
All parties having claims against
the said Kstate are hereby requested
to forward the same, properly verified,
to me before the 2lilli day of June,
1915, and all parties Indebted to
the said Estate are required to pay
the amount of their indebtedness to
me forthwith.
Dated 4th June, 1915.
Official Administrator.
40-2 Hazelton, B. C
In the Supreme Court of British
In  the  matter of the  Administration
Act, and in the matter of the Estate
of Yukan Kanppila, otherwise Yupa
Kduppila,    otherwise   F.   Konffi   or
Kanfh, deceased, intestate:
TAKE NOTICE that by an order of
His Honor  Judge   Young,  dated  the
21st   day    of    May,    1915,    I    was
appointed Administrator of the Estate
or Yukan  Kanppila,   otherwise   Yupa
Kduppila, otherwise F. Konffi or Kanffi.
All parties having claimB against the
said Estate  are hereby  requested  to
forward the same, properly verified, to
me before  the 26th day of June, 1915,
and all parties indebted to  the said
Estate are required to pay the amount
of their indebtedness to me forthwith.
Dated 4th June, 1915.
Official Administrator,
40-2 Hazelton, B. C.
Wednesday, June 16
Paris: The British armies took
the offensive at La Bassee and
delivered a sudden smash, driving the Germans back from the
fifteenth line of their earthworks. The British took the
Germans by surprise, as their
attack followed a terrific 48
hours' German cannonade a-
gainst the Belgian, French and
British lines.
A heavy bombardment opened
the British attack at La Bassee.
Every gun was in play, shattering the German positions. Then
the British sallied forth with the
bayonet on the immediate cessation of their attack.
The main British advance is
south of Neuve Chapelle.
Fighting was as fierce as at
Neuve Chapelle, but the British
losses are much lighter. A British shell at Festubert destroyed a
German gas reservoir.
Washington: Germany today
issued the first part of a statement entitled "The Causeless
War," saying that in the hands
of the United States was the
greatest peace-making opportunity in history.
Rome: An elaborate system of
Austrian trenches on the Isonzo
river has been captured. The
trenches were protected by masonry, metal sheets and a mile of
batteries. Our advance on the
Tyrol-Trentina front  continues.
Petrograd: Fighting continues
at Shavli. In Galicia German
reinforcements forced us to give
ground on the San, after three
days' fighting. On the Dneister
we delivered a successful counter
attack, taking 1,200 prisoners
and seven machine guns. In the
village of Jouravkolf the Germans treacherously used the
white flag and shot our men.
They were all bayoneted by our
Thursday, June 17
London: Among the military
experts the consensus of opinion
is that the "Big Push", by which
the Allies intend to drive the
Germans out of France and Belgium, has commenced. Advices
from every part of the western
battlefront go to show that the
British and their allies have begun a great forward drive, which
is expected to shatter the German lines. The fact that a line
of trenches was lost at Festubert
does not, in the opinion of the
experts, amount to much. Their
view is that this attack by the
British was more in the nature
of a feeler, to test the strength
of the enemy rather than  to occupy the position permanently.
Paris (official): North of Ypres
the British have occupied a line
of German trenches.
The gains made to the west of
La Bassee have not yet been established.
In the sector north of Arras
we have gained ground at several points, notably to the east of
Lorette, south and southwest of
Souchez, and in the Labyrinth,
where we took 300 prisoners and
several machine guns.
South of Arras the Germans
violently bombarded the position
which they lost in the vicinity of
Toutvent Farm; but without delivering any infantry attack.
At Quennevieres Farm, after
having repelled several counterattacks by the enemy, we extended our gain northwest of the
trenches already captured. We
took 100 prisoners, including two
The city of Rheims has been
bombarded, some of the shells
used being of an incendiary type.
About a dozen projectiles fell on
the cathedral.
In the Vosges we have made
important progress on both
banks of the upper Fecht. The
enemy left in our hands 340 un-
wounded prisoners, a number of
rifles and 500,000 cartridges.
London: Reports of numerous
minor successes indicate that the
Russian lines are again holding
their own. A decisive engagement reported in progress along
the entire Russian front of 682
miles in Poland, Galicia and Bukowina.
Friday, June 18
Petrograd: A notable success
was scored by the Russians on
the Dneister, above Zurawna, on
Monday and Tuesday. The number of prisoners taken was 8,544,
including 202 officers. The official statement says 40,000 men
and 860 officers have been taken
since May 29, with 24 cannon
and over 100 machine guns, as
well as other booty. Further to
the southeast, on the same front,
the Austro-German forces have
been hurled back, while another
force, which crossed the Dneister
above Ninziowa, was destroyed.
Paris: The war office communique describes intense and
growing activity along the front
in France and Belgium, Allied
troops delivering powerful blows
on the enemy's line and the Germans counter-attacking fiercely.
North of Arras, the French have
carried several lines of German
trenches, and are making marked progress in the direction of
Souchez. Heavy losses, on both
sides are reported.
Rome: An attack on Trieste
is expected hourly, the outposts
of the Italian army having come
within sight of the city.
The Italian fleet, with sealed
orders, has steamed from the
port of Taranto.
Geneva: Today's military
newspapers report the capture of
an Austrian armored train near
Plava. The train, consisting of
six cars filled with machine guns
and ammunition, was allowed to
enter a tunnel. The Italians
then blew up the track and took
the train intact.
London: It is officially stated
that the Italian submarine Medusa has been torpedoed by an
Austrian submarine. She was
built in 1911 and carried fourteen men.
Berlin: The government has
nullified all contracts for the sale
of rye, wheat, barley, oats and
crude sugar of the 1915 crop.
Petrograd: Over one thousand
Germans were bayoneted at Rer-
eznica, for treacherous misuse of
the white flag.
Local and District News
J. H. King, an expert in botany, is here from Prince Rupert.
Little Vera Mclnnes, who has
been dangerously ill, of appendicitis, is recovering at Hazelton
Charles Hicks Beach, B. C.
Affleck and Charles Barrett are
in Prince Rupert, serving on the
grand jury.
Hazelton rifle association held
a practice shoot at 200 yards last
Sunday. Several good scores
were made.
Names of volunteers for the
fourth Canadian contingent are
being received by Government
Agent Hoskins.
R. E. Allen, district forester,
has gone to Vancouver for a
brief stay in connection with
mining litigation.
G. R. ("Spot") Middleton is
reported wounded, in Monday's
list of casualties. W. J. Guiney
is also wounded.
Road Superintendent Carr returned this week from a trip
through the Bulkley Valley. He
states that all crops are in splendid condition.
Mrs. A. C. Aldous and her little
son arrived from the coast on
Thursday, to spend a month in
Hazelton. "Pat" is expected in
a day or two.
Rocher de Boule is to work
three shifts next month. Approximately ninety men will be
employed, and ore shipments
will be increased.
Four Indians, arrested by Constables Hamblin and McLeod,
were fined for drunkenness,
while English, a halfbreed who
supplied the liquor, was assessed
$150 and costs, with the option
of three months' hard labor, by
Magistrate Hoskins.
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