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VOL. V, NO. 49
Large Public Meeting Re-affirms
Confidence in Triumph of
Allied Cause
The second anniversary of the
declaration of war was fittingly
marked in Hazelton last evening
at a public meeting under the
auspices of the public and patriotic organizations of the town.
The attendance was large, and
the spirit of the audience was
voiced in the following resolution,
which was carried by a standing
Unanimously Resolved;
That   on   this,   the   second
anniversary of the declaration of a righteous war, this
meeting of citizens of Hazelton   records   its   inflexible
determination to continue to
a victorious end the struggle
in    maintenance   of   those
ideals of Liberty and Justice
which are the common and
sacred cause of the Allies.
The first speaker was J. F. Maguire, who delivered an eloquent
address on "The British Empire
and the War.".
Other aspects of the great
conflict were ably dealt with by
Rev. W. M. Scott in a brief
"The Hazelton Boys in the
War" was the subject of great
interest as handled by Private
Jack Frost, who has just returned to Hazelton, disabled by
wounds. He "was given a rousing
S. H. Hoskins, in a brief speech,
told the audience of the work of
the Canadian Patriotic Fund,
making an appeal for a continuance of the support which has
been accorded the organization
in this district.
A stirring address on the Red
Cross and its work was given by
Dr. H. C. Wrinch, president of
the local branch of the society.
He showed the paramount necessity for increased assistance to
this great humanitarian organization.
A list of men from Hazelton
district who are at the front or
in training was read by R. E.
Allen, secretary of the Soldiers'
Aid and Employment Committee,
which is doing useful work, both
in supplying comforts to our boys
at the front and in arranging for
their employment on their return.
Rev. M. Pike moved the adoption of the resolution in an
earnest address, R. S. Sargent
briefly and effectively seconding
the motion.
The proceedings opened appropriately with patriotic music, excellently rendered by Mrs. Reid.
Alternating with the speeches
were the following concert numbers, all of which were heartily
applauded: Recitation, "A Famous Victory", H. H. Phillips;
Solo, "Just a Simple Soldier,"
Miss Davis; Solo, Mrs. Chettleburgh; Solo, "I Love You Canada", Miss Smith; Song, F. B.
Chettleburgh; Solo, Miss Soal;
Duet,Mr. and Mrs. Chettleburgh.
Paris: Attacking simultaneously from the northeast and southeast, French troops yesterday
stormed the village of Fleury,
three miles north of Verdun,
capturing several hundred Germans. The enemy launched a
furious cour.ter-attack in the
evening and after several violent
attempts succeeded in getting a
footing in the south part of the
village. The French continue to
hold the northern section. Heavy
fighting is still in progress.
Thecaptureof the village, which
has been held by the Germans
for more than a month, has been
greeted with elation throughout
France. After six months the
battle of Verdun is swinging in
favor of the gallant defenders.
The Germans have plenty of
guns, but have not enough men
for massed attacks.
On the Somme the British are
bombarding the German lines
and consolidating the recently-
won positions.
Petrograd : Russian troops
have advanced on the Stavok, a
left tributary of the Stokhod,
taking 600 prisoners and twelve
machine guns.
London: Brussels has refused
to pay a "fine" of five million
francs to Germany. A crisis is
London: An attempt by Bulgarian soldiers to seize an island
in the Roumanian waters of the
Danube has caused a sensation.
The invaders were driven off.
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Returns From Firing Line
The fifth of Hazelton's soldiers |
to be invalided home on account
of wounds is Private Jack Frost,
of the famous 16th Canadian
Scottish, who arrived on Wednesday to spend a three-months'
furlough. Jack was a stretcher-
bearer, and letters from his comrades say he did fine work for
the wounded until he was incapacitated. He still walks with a
limp, but the surgeons say he
may regain full use of his injured
Methodist Church
Rev. M. Pike will preach at 7:30
tomorrow evening on the subject:
"The Challenge of the Cross."
Special Music. All are most
cordially invited.
Coming Events
August 9���General Meeting, Progress j
Club. 8:30 p.m.
August 17���Lecture, "The Flag," by
Rev. Canon Rix, Assembly Hall,8 p.m.
For the benefit of the Soldiers' Aid.
Sept. 14���Provincial General Election.
Sept. 15-16���Hazelton Agricultural &
Industrial Fair.
Gordon Maguire, only son of
J. F. Maguire of Hazelton, recently left Vancouver for England, to take command of one of
the new submarine chasers. Mr.
Maguire now has seven nephews
in various branches of war service, as well as other relatives.
A. R. Macdonald was chairman.
Last on the program was an
effective tableau, in which the
schoolchildren acquitted themselves admirably in representations of the British nations and
their allies. They led in the
singing of the National Anthem,
with which the meeting closed.
The decorations and hall arrangements reflected great credit
on J. E. Kirby and J. F. Maguire,
the board of trade representatives on the committee.
Toronto, July 31: -At least 500
persons have lost their lives, five
towns have been wiped out
completely and five others partially destroyed in the biggest
bush fires in the history of Northern Ontario. Timber lands
worth millions of dollars have
tieen reduced to a desolate ruin.
The towns of Matheson, Kelso,
Monteith, Homer and Nushka
are no more, while Cochrane,
Porcupine Junction, Ramore, Iroquois Falls and Timmins have
suffered severely. The latest
word to the Department of Lands,,
Forests and Mines is that the fire j
has been entirely quenched by j
last night's rains. Relief sup-
plies have been requisitioned from
Camp Borden and relief work
directed from Toronto, Camp
Borden, Cobalt, and North Bay,
is reported to be well in hand.
No list of dead is  yet available.
The casualties so far as report-
ed are as follows:
At Nushka���94 dead.
At Cochrane���24 dead, 34 injured.
At Matheson���34 dead.
At Iroquois Falls���17 dead,
many injured.
At Ramore���15 dead.
The bodies of all the dead
mentioned in this list have been
In addition to the known dead,
there are many outlying places
which will materially swell the
list of victims. It is feared that
at Tashota and Kowash many
prospectors may have been trapped.
It is learned that there has
been loss of life also at Porcu-
Nominations For Omineca
On Thursday the following
nominations for this constituency
were announced by the returning
Frank Maurice Dockrill,of Telkwa, rancher, upon whose papers
there were the following signatures: R. S. Sargent, J. L. Christie, Wm. Ware, E. M. Hoops, J.
A. Macdonald, A. E. Player, C.
V. Smith, S. N. White, O. A.
Riegle, Louis Schorn.
Alexander Malcolm Manson, of
Prince Rupert, barrister, was
nominated by L. L. DeVoin,
Charles Barrett, G. C. Killam,
Rev. W. C. Frank, James Richmond, J. C. K. Sealy.
John Lindquist Drowned
The police were notified on
Tuesday last of the death by
drowning of John Lindquist, the
builder, who had resided in this
district for several years. The
unfortunate man, with H. L.
Myers, attempted to cross the
Bulkley river at Twelve-mile.
Their raft missed the landing
place and was carried downstream, Lindquist apparently being knocked off by a "sweeper".
The body has not been recovered.
The Wright Coal Co., a Vancouver corporation which owns
the coal property at Seaton, 23
miles east of Hazelton, is constructing a tram for the conveyance of coal from the workings
to the railway, and has arranged
for a spur track. A. H. Pleiman,
the president.and James Wright,
managing director, are on the
ground. They expect to be in a
position to ship coal within two
pine Junction, where only the
railroad station escaped the flames.
The burned area is more than
15,000square milesin extent.cov-
ering a strip of country 135 miles
long, from Abitibi to Hearst, and
115 miles wide, between Engle-
hart and Cochrane.
R. E. Allen returned on Tuesday from a trip to Babine.
Brab. Hoops, drove his car
down from Telkwa yesterday.
The Soldiers' Aid dance will be
held on Tuesday evening next.
Dan Carroll,of Toboggan Lake,
is spending a few days in Hazelton.
At Manson Creek Dilly Steele
and Jack Mullen are taking out
$50 a day.
Major J. H. McMullin, government agent at Prince Rupert, is
here today.
Miss Barbeau, of Prince Rupert, is visiting her sister, Mrs.
R. S. Sargent.
F. M. Dockrill, the Conservative candidate for Omineca, was
down from Telkwa on  Monday.
Miss Astoria, who has been
visiting the Misses Grant, returned to her home in Prince Rupert
An informal dance was heid in
Assembly Hall on Tuesday evening. A large crowd attended,
and all had a good time.
Rev. W. M. Scott, formerly
Methodist minister here and now
stationed at Prince George, is
among the week's visitors.
The patients at Hazelton Hospital were entertained on Tuesday evening by the ladies of the
staff, assisted by friends of the
R. H. Baird, of Winnipeg, superintendent of Alberta and British Columbia branches of the
Union Bank, arrived yesterday,
on his first visit of inspection to
the local branch.
Rev. Canon Rix, of Prince Rupert, will visit Hazelton shortly,
and has consented to give his
excellent lecture on "The Flag"
on August 17, for the benefit of
the Soldiers' Aid.
R. G. Cunningham, of Port
Essington, accompanied by Master Harold Cunningham,came up
from the coast on Wednesday to
visit the Hazelton establishment
of R. Cuningham & Son, Ltd.
Game Warden Robinson re-
returned this week from a trip
through the Francois and Ootsa
country. He reports fair crops
generally, although timothy is
light in some sections, owing to
the dry weather of the early
Samples of a new discovery of
copper ore, were brought in this
week by H. B. Thoen. The ore
is chalcopyrite, occurring in a
dike 150 feet in width, and Henry says it is the biggest copper
showing he has seen. He has
staked several claims on the lead,
which is near Thoen's Basin; in
the Babine range, 35 miles from
Hazelton and about 25 miles
from the railway. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, AUGUST 5. 1916
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
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Gazette rates.
Saturday, August 5, 1916.
No. 49
Two years ago, after every effort to maintain peace had been
frustrated by the Teutonic nations; after Germany, breaking her
plighted word.had violated the neutrality of Belgium,Great Britain
declared war. Unwillingly, but with a full realization of all her
action portended, Bn'tannia drew the sword which, as the British
premier has declared, will not be sheathed until the despoiled
smaller nations have been rehabilitated and the Prussian menace
destroyed. Yesterday, in every part of the British Empire, in city
and in village, the people assembled to express their determination
that the war should not end until the objects for which the Empire
is striving shall have been accomplished. As on the first anniversary,
so again yesterday the mighty voice of the people was raised to
re-affirm their belief in the righteousness of the Allied cause and their
will to continue the struggle to a victorious conclusion.
In the supreme test of a world war the British Empire has been
tried, and has not been found wanting. The ancient spirit of the
race is still the same, on sea and land, and has not deteriorated in
the most distant lands which claim the British name. The
"Contemptible Litte Army" which the Germans were so confident
of scattering before them in their machine-like progress,has grown
to proportions that must make the Hun realize the futility of his
dreams of world conquest. On a hundred-mile battlefront, flanked
by the equally gallant men of France and Belgium, British soldiers
from the Old Land, from Australia, New Zealand, and Canada are
facing with undaunted courage the fiercest attacks of the vaunted
Prussian "supermen". They have held their line unbroken through
the most desperate fighting in the history of war, and are proving
their ability to break the lines which the enemy had boasted were
impregnable. If the great decision is to be reached on the western
front we need have no fear of the result. But not only in the west
is the Teuton at bay. The immense Russian armies, repeatedly
forctd back, but never conquered,have seized the initiative.andare
driving the Austrians and Germans before them and piercing the
lines of the Central Powers. The knockout blow may be delivered
by the armies of the Czar.
Although the campaign in the Caucasus appears to be of
secondary importance, the Grand Duke has won brilliant .victories
against the Kaiser's Turkish allies, the full effect of which will be
seen when it is time for the advance from Saloniki. At this ancient
port is concentrated the reorganized Servian army, burning to
avenge its devastated country. With large British and French
armies.the Servians are prepared for the advance which is expected
to cut the Teutonic nations off from their Bulgarian and Turkish
allies. When that is accomplished the end will be appreciably
On the sea Britain is still supreme. The German navy,crippled
as a result of the Jutland battle, can hardly venture to show fight
for months and the war may be decided before the Kaiser's warships
dare sail out again from their harbors.
Prophets have gained little honor in the war, but those who
have the temerity to raise their voices at this stage of the conflict
seem to have grounds for their declarations that the tide has
turned definitely and that the enemy can not again take the
offensive on a large scale. Whether the prophets are right or not, the
British people will see the war to the end���and there can be no end
but in victory for the Entente Allies.
as a rule, although it is always
present before it is generally
noticed. The first spots, which
are usually on the lower leaves
or stem, are dark-brown to purplish-black in color, sometimes
surrounded by a ring of light
green, and they have a water-
soaked appearance. In fine weather they dry up and become
brown. In moist weather they
increase in size and number and
may involve the whole jjlant. An
infected tuber is characterized
by lurid-colored slightly shrunken
areas on the surface that are
abnormally hard. Mr. Murphy
says that the losses from the
diseases are incalculable and that
in the United States some time
ago they were placed in value at
$36,000,000 a year. In 1915 it is
estimated that the loss to Prince!
Edward Island alone was not less
than $1,000,000, representing 2,-
000,000 bushels. The damage all j
over Eastern Canada was about
on the same scale. Methods of;
control by spraying are detailed
and the prescription for making
the Bordeaux mixture given.
The stocking of solution of copper sulphate and milk of lime is
advised. Poison for the Colorado
beetle can be applied as often as
necessary with the Bordeaux'.
For this, either Paris green or
arsenate of lead,or a combination
of both may be used, half a
pound of the former and a pound
and a half of the latter to forty
gallons of spray being sufficient.
In very severe cases the quantity
of poison can be increased by
Diseases of Potatoes
A timely bulletin issued by the
Division of Botany, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, deals
with late blight and rot of potatoes. Paul A. Murphy, assistant
plant pathologist at Charlotte-
town, P. E. I., is the author, and
the bulletin, which is entitled
Circular No. 10, can be had free
on, application to the Publications
Branch, department of Agriculture. Ottawa. Both the director
of the Dominion experimental
farms and the Dominion B6tanist
agree that the subject is most
important, as late blight has
caused incalculable losses, but
that those losses can be reduced
to a minimum by thorough and
timely spraying with Bordeaux
mixture. Mr. Murphy describes
the symptoms very fully.
Early blight is prevalent in
July, and the spots which it
causes are characteristically dry,
brown, and marked with a series
of concentric rings.
Late blight makes its appearance in August and September
Paris, July 28 (Delayed):���At
the end of April, this' year, the
German military authorities in
Lille, Roubaix, and Tourcoing
dragged from their homes 25,000
men, women and girls and sent
them to unknown destinations to
work in the fields in the regions
of the Aisne and Ardennes.
Men and women of all classes
were mingled pell-mell, honest
girls with women of ill repute,
and cultivated women with the
coarsest types of men.
The German government refused to authorize delegates of
neutral states to visit the invaded
districts, but the French government, through its own sources of
information, quickly learned the
facts and addressed a protest to
Germany through the Spanish
government. Germany's reply,
while admitting the main facts,
tried to excuse them on the
ground of the Franco - British
blockade, which, it said, would
otherwise cause the inhabitants
of the Aisne and Ardennes to
!       Provincial Assayer       I
Gives the Best Meal
For the Lowest Price
Opp. Police  Office,   Hazelton.
MRS. SAMMONS   ::   Prop.
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
outfitandsupplies. Having been engaged for
many years in outfitting
parties for the Northern
Interior, Hazelton business men are qualified
to give valuable advice
and assistance to newcomers.
Hazelton is situated at
the confluence of the
Bulkley and Skeena
rivers, a mile and a
quarter from Hazelton
station on the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway.
Enquiries may be addressed to
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Canada's new war loan will be
offered in September.
Terrific heat caused 304 deaths
in four days in Chicago.
The Fernie coal miners' strike
has been practically settled.
Sweden will mine her territorial
waters, to prevent submarine
Sir J. A. M. Aikens has been
appointed lieutenant-governor of
The steamer Ecuador capsized
in the port of Constitution,Chile.
Forty were drowned.
A number of men paraded the
streets of Zurich, Switzerland,
demanding demobilization.
There has been a great increase
in the number of cases of infantile paralysis in New York.
One hundred shrapnel shells
exploded during a fire on a
schooner in New York harbor.
Mexican reports say Carranza
is to retire as first chief. His
successor will be Pablo Gonzales.
The militia department announces that as far as possible it
will assist farmers during harvest.
Britain has released a number
of securities seized in the mails,
in the interests of the neutral
owners. /
Russia has granted full autonomy to Poland, effective as soon
as the country is evacuated by
the Germans.
A Copenhagen despatch says
the offer of the U.S. to purchase
the Danish West Indies will
probably be accepted.
An order effective August 1
prevents any person entering or
leaving Germany, except for
"inevitable necessity."
Ten thousand sailors on the
Great Lakes threaten to strike
on Sept. 1, demanding shorter
hours and higher wages.
Yukon mining men will dredge
for gold in the Siberian rivers,
the Russian government having
agreed to grant concessions.
The Japanese steamer Hawaii
Maru, bound for Tacoma, is
quarantined at Yokohama,cholera
having broken out on board.
A Rome despatch says the
Austrians, in the Itali n campaign, have lost 750,000 men, 600
guns, and 1000 machine guns.
A revolutionary mob destroyed
a large amount of property in
Hankow, China, on Sunday.
Many natives are reported killed.
It is believed the wheat yield
per acre on the prairies will exceed that of last year. lhe
quality also promises to be high.
In a duel on Lake Tanganyika,
between the Belgian gunboat
Netta and the German gunboat
Graf von Gotzen, the latter was
Cardinal Lescon, archbishop of
Rheims, has notified the Pope of
the brutality of the Germans in
the invaded regions of northern
Lloyd George introduced a resolution in the commons, authorizing him to call a special court
martial "to try certain allegations
which have been made against a
high official in the war office."
The allegations which have been
made are said to concern civilians
more than soldiers.
The Greek government has de-1
cided to convoke the Servian parliament.     King Peter and the
Servian government have been
The Dominion government has
accepted the return of $750,000
profits on a munitions contract
from the Canadian Cartridge
Co., of Hamilton.
Holland has definitely refused
the German demand that munition cargoes be allowed to go
from Germany tu Belgium via
the Dutch canals.
The Duke of Cumberland, the
Duke of Albany and Prince Albert
of Schleswig-Holstein have been
deprived of their British titles,
owing to their pro-German activities.
U. S. courts have awarded the
steamer Appam to her British
owners. The vessel, seized by
the German raider, Moewe, was
brought into Norfolk by a prize
crew, without legal right.
Arriving at Montreal, the captain of the British steamer Clod-
more reported an encounter in
the Mediterranean with a Teutonic submarine. He believes he
left the submarine in a sinking
The British government has
asked the American ambassador
at Brussels to obtain details of
the execution of Captain Fryatt,
who was shot by the Germans
for ramming a submarine which
attacked his steamer.
towards increasing the stock and
other improvements. Any surplus profits will be turned over
to the members of the club.
Fattening crates are under
construction and will soon be
occupied by fowls that will later
adorn the tables of the hospital.
It is possible that other instructional work relating to agricultural matters will later be taken
up by the department.
an equal number in a  neutral
Sufficient time has not elapsed
yet for a reply to be received
from the German Government.
At the present time 30 per
cent of the world's lead is produced in British Columbia.
London, July 15:���The proposal
made in the recent British note
to Germany regarding relief for
interned civilians was given to
the Associated Press yesterday
by Lord Robert Cecil, minister of
war and trade, in substance, as
"All persons above the ages of
fifty are to be repatriated by
their respective countries.
"All persons between the ages
of forty-five and fifty who are
unfit for military service are to
be sent home.
"Of the remainder Germany
and Great Britain are  to intern
Certificate of Improvements
B. & M. MINERAL CLAIMS, situate
in the Omineca Mining Division of
Omineca District.
Where located:���On Babine slope,
about 24 miles from Moricetown, on the
Cronin Trail.
TAKE NOTICE that Dalby B. Morkill, B. C. Land Surveyor, of Hazelton,
B. C,  acting as agent for A. H. Morten,    Free    Miner s   Certificate   No.
95906B,    and   Henry   Bretzins,   Free
I Miner's Certificate, No. 95907B, intend,
I sixty  days from  the date hereof, to
I apply  to the Mining Recorder  for a
Certificate of Improvements,  for the
I purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant
I of tne above claims.
j    And further take notice that action,
I under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
j of Improvements. 48-5
Dated this 29th day of July, A. D.
1916. D. B. Morkill.
of all kinds.
Cradock's Wire Cables.
Estimates given for
J. F. MAGUIRE,   Hazelton
We are now prepared to
instal Phones and guarantee
perfect service. Subscribers
will please remember that
the new regulations for calls
come into force on the first
of August.
New Poles.    New Wires.     New Phones.
Head Office   -   -   Hazelton.
Commercial Printing at
I Hudson's Bay Company j
General Merchandise and*Wholesale Liquors
Poultry raising is one of the
latest things to be taken up by
the returned soldiers at the convalescent home at Esquimau.
On the invitation of Mr. Kyle,
Vocational Officer, Military Hospitals Committee. Ottawa, one of
the members of the Live Siock
Branch, Department of Agriculture, gave an illustrated lecture
on poultry raising at the convalescent home on Monday July 17.
The returned soldiers evidently
are taking a great interest in this
new departure, and the training
and instruction they will receive
under expert rnen will undoubtedly serve many of them in good
stead when they are strong
enough to go on the land.
At the conclusion of the lecture
a poultry club was formed, and
arrangements were made for
meetings to be held every two
weeks. These meetings will include lectures and also visits to
many of the poultry ranches in
the vicinity of Victoria.
Under the supervision of the
Live Stock Branch, a poultry
house has been built by the
soldiers, and the fowls will be
installed in the very near future.
All the work of raising poultry
for use in the hospital will be
handled by the members of tfce
new poultry club, who will sell
their produce,  the profits going
In the Supreme Court of British
In the matter of the Administration
Act and in the matter of the JJstate
of John C McDiarmid, deceased, intestate.
TAKE NOTICE that by an order of
H i s Honour Judge Young, dated
the sixth day of July, 1916, I was
appointed Administrator of the Estate
of John J. McDianriid, deceased, intestate.
All persons having claims against
the said estate are hereby requested to
forward the same, properly verified, to
me before the 14th day of August,
1916, and all persons indebted to
the said estate are required to pay the
amounts of their indebtedness to me
Dated lst day of August, 1916.
Official Administrator,
49-50 Hazelton, B.C.
Economy Fruit Jars, qts, pts, per doz,     $1.50, 1.25
VINEGAR, C. & B., Pendray's and
bulk, per bot., .30, .25 & .20
Ladies' White Tennis Shoes,       ^g        *��
Men's Ladies' and Children's Running Shoes
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
in  Manitoba,   Saskatchewan   and
Alberta,   the    Yukon    Territory,   the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
i of the   Province of   British   Columbia,
| may be leased for a term of twenty-onp
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
i or Sub-Agent of the district in whicli
I 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 refunded if the rights applied  for are  not
available, but not otherwise.   A royalty shall  be paid on the merchantable
j 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 Che 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
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Petrograd: The Czar's troops
have effected the most tremendous stroke of the "comeback"
against the Austro-Germans since
their great renewed offensive.
From a point just east of Kovel
to a point across the Dniester
they have covered twenty miles
of ground, sweeping all before
them. A great railway junction
at Krasne, the main approach to
Lemberg, is in Russian hands,
and with immense booty. The
Slav offensive maintains its intensity over the whole sweep and
the Austro-German armies are
falling back in a disorderly rout,
their defeat an absolute disaster.
General Letchicky has renewed
operations south of the Dniester,
which were brought to a halt a
fortnight ago by freshets, and
tremendous new blows are being
struck south of Kovel.
The Russians have taken seventy thousand prisoners in eight
London: Sir Sam Hughes has
arrived in London. A complete
reorganization of the Canadian
forces in England and 8t the
front is now in progress.
Paris: The French have made
big progress on the Somme, and
a ravine controlling a light railway giving access to Peronne
has been captured and held.
London: Zeppelins again raided England last night. This is
the second time in six days. No
person was hit, but a British
aviator pursuing the marauders
was hurt by a falling shell and
had to descend.
Athens: The Turkish government is holding up supplies intended for the Armenians, and
the condition of the Armenian
refugees is pitiable.
London : Further advances
have been made by General Haig's
forces on the Somme front in
Northern France, where a combined attack of British and French
infantry gained ground along a
six-mile front yesterday.
To the south of this sector,
where the French had advanced
along the road towards Combles
and had reached the outskirts of
Maurepas, the Germans again
launched heavy counter-attacks,
but achieved no lasting success.
Paris: North of the Somme
yesterday afternoon and last
night the Germans redoubled
their' counter - attacks between
Hem wood and Monacu farm.
The struggle was especially severe around Monacu farm, where
the Germans got a footing for a
moment, but were immediately
driven back. At Hem wood, all
German assaults were repulsed
by French counter-attacks. At
the same time French batteries
on the left bank of the Somme
enfiladed the German troops, inflicting great loss.
On the left bank of the Meuse,
in the Verdun sector, a German
attack on the northeast side of
Hill 304 failed. On the right
bank of tne Meuse the French
progressed slightly in the region
southwest of Fleury.
Petrograd  [official]:     In  the
sian troops are pursuing the
Austro-German armies, and have
reached the rivers Graberki and
In the region northwest and
southeast of Baronovichi a heavy
artillery duel is taking place.
Enemy aeroplaneshavedropped
bombs on the stations at Zamire
and Isiaslava.
On the river Stokhod our forces
went forward. At one of the
bends in this river, in the course
of our attack, we have taken,
among other prisoners,the entire
31st Honved regiment, with the
regimental commander and staff.
In the direction of Kovel fierce j
fighting continues.
New York:     Property loss es-j
timated at from  twenty-five to
forty-five   million    was   caused
yesterday  by a series of terrific I
explosions of ammunition await-!
ing   shipment   to   the   Entente!
Allies,  and stored on Black Tom
Island, a small strip of land jutting into New York bay, off Jersey City.   The loss of life cannot
be   definitely   determined   until
there has been an opportunity to
check up the workmen employed
on  the island and boats nearby.
The ten ific explosion was heard
in five states. Many are dead.
Thirteen warehouses and contents
are merely one item of loss. The
replacing of broken windows in
New York will cost $100,000.
Shell laden barges kept up the
bombardment for nine hours.
sian troops, advancing towards
Kovel, have crossed the Stokhod
along the whole stretch between
the Sarney-Kovel and the Kovel-
Rojitche railways.
With Kaledine's army in full
control of the Stokhod river,
which has been the chief obstacle
to the westward progress of the
northern wing of the Russian
forces under General Brusiloff,
and with the troops under General Sakharoff driving the Austrian army commanded by Von
Boehme west from Brody, the
Russians are well advanced in
the campaign against the two
important centers of Kovel and
region of Brody,  on the Volhy
nian and Galician frontier,   Rus-1 repulsed by the Russians.
London: British and French
official reports state that the Germans, in repeated counter-attacks
of the most furious kind, spare
neither men nor munitions to
prevent the Allies profiting by
their recent important gains in
ths Somme sector.
The situation of the Teutons at
Givenchy and Guillemot is extremely critical.
Count von Bothmer's army is
almost enveloped in Galicia. Cossack divisions, after the occupation of Brody, destroyed the
railways behind the town.
The Germans are withdrawing
from Kovel their heavy artillery,
food and munitions. The city of
Vladimir-Volhynski, in Volhynia,
has been completely evacuated
by the enemy.
Paris: The Germans, reacting
with more than usual vigor north
of the Somme, made counter-attack after counter-attack during
the last twenty-four hours, without in any way changing the positions of the French. All attempts by the Germans to regain
lost ground have been beaten off
by French rifle, machine gun and
artillery fire, while the work of
strengthening and adapting the
newly-won trenches is being carried on methodically and sptedily
by the engineer corps.
London : The eastern and
southern counties of England had
a visitation from German airships
late last night and at this hour
the attack is proceeding.
Petrograd: Russian troops at
the bend of the Stokhod river, in
the region of the village of
Velickikuchary, forced the Austro-Germans back and fought
their way to a point west of this
All Teutonic counter-attacks in
the Kovel and Lutsk region were
Petrograd: The Russians have
broken the last lines of the enemy defence. The ultimate occupation of Kovel and Lemberg
and the retirement of the Austro-
German line of defence beyond
the Bug river is a foregone conclusion. General Letchitzky's
troops, traversing the flooded
Dniester region, are approaching
Lemberg through Stanislaus and
Halich. Von Bothmer's army is
in a dangerous situation.
Paris: North of the Somme
last night French troops took a
powerfully fortified German work
between Hem wood and Monacu
On the right bank of the River
Meuse, north of Verdun, there
was a series of violent engagements throughout the night at
Vaux, Le Chapitre wood and at
Chenois, extending to the east as
far as to the south of Damloup.
After a series of'. unsuccessful
attacks, some with asphyxiating
gas, the Germans gained a little
ground. During the actions the
French took 100 prisoners, including three officers.
A Russian reconnoitering party
made a bayonet charge in the
Champagne region, dispersing
a German detachment.
Berlin: On the high road between Maricourt and Clery, in
the region of the River Somme,
French troops penetrated to our
completely demolished trenches.
The Germans captured a hill in a
salient northeast of Fort Souville,
in the Verdun region.
London: Further progress has
been made by the British forces
to the east of Pozieres. in the
Somme river region.
The Allies are now consolidating
their new positions in this region.
No casualties are reported from
the eastern counties, which were
raided by German airships.
In the house of commons Pre-
ier Asquith repeated his declaration that the essential conditions
of peace were that Belgium and
Servia be restored not only politically, nationally and diplomatically, but also materially and
economically to the positions in
which they stood before the war.
London: Sir Roger Casement
was hanged in Pentonville gaol
at 9 a.m. today.
Petrograd: It is reported that
the Austro-German forces are in
full retreat. They have abandoned both Kovel and Lemberg.
Large numbers of enemy troops
have been made prisoners.
The Turks have been forced
bask on the right bank of the
The latest official statement
says the enemy launched gas
attacks on August 2 in the Smor-
gon region. Six attempts were
made to follow up gas, but the
German advance did not succeed
in even getting out of the enemy
entanglements, and met with
severe losses from the Russian
Paris: North of the Somme
several German attempts last
night against our positions at
Monacu farm were repulsed, and
our troops have organized their
new positions at Monacu farm
and Hem wood. South of the
Somme a German counter-attack
at Estrees failed.
Several enemy counter-attacks
on trenches taken by the French
on the right bank of the Meuse
were stopped by the screen of
infantry fire. In this region,
north of Verdun fortress, French
made  progress  south of Fleury.
Since August 1 French captured 1100 Germans on this bank.
On the left bank of the Meuse
an intense artillery duel continues. In the Somme sector, Sergeant Chainat, of the French
aviation corps,brought down two
enemy machines, making a total
of eight brought down by him.
London: Speaking in parliament. Premier Asquith said:
"Britain proposes to bring to
justice all concerned in the execution of Captain Fryatt, no
matter how high their station.
This atrocious murder shall not
go unpunished."
Rome: The Italians have taken
2000 square miles from the enemy
and have conquered 125 towns
and villages, beating the enemy
back on a trench front 500 miles
Two Austrian destroyers shelled Biscceglia, an Italian seaport
on the Adriatic.
Nine Italian aeroplanes bombarded Durazzn, with great effect. One machine broke down
and landed in enemy territory.
Mitylene: A British fleet bombarded Maloubet, Asia Minor,
and landed a detachment.
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