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VOL. V, NO. bl
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Hazelton Fair, Sept. 15-16.
W. J. Carr is visiting the Bulkley Valley.
H. J. Rudolph, of Vancouver,
is here today.
Joseph Morrissy, of Babine, is
spending a few days in Hazelton.
E. P. Spalding, the Spokane
mining man,arrived last evening.
F. L. Beattie and O.L.Hess. of
Edmonton, were here on Sunday.
A. S. Beaton has returned from
a trip to the Groundhog country.
Julius Levy, the Vancouver cig
ar man, was here for a day or two.
F. J. Whitcroft returned this
week  from a visit to Edmonton.
James A. Macdonald motored
down from Smithers on Thursday.
H.E.Carleton.of PrinceGeorge,
was here this week, on mining
Blair Fleming, of Vancouver,
was among the week's visitors to
A. E. Player returned on Wednesday from a business visit to
the coast cities.
Robert Duff, who is now farming in the Bulkley Valley, was in
Hazelton on Monday.
J. L. Coyle, editor of the Interior News, was down from
Smithers for the weekend.
R. R. Moore, of New York,
and F. H. Dakin, of San Francisco, were among yesterday's arrivals.
R. D'Egville, fisheries guardian
for this district, has gone tc
Blackwater for his annual visit
of inspection.
George P. Dobson, and Garnet
Chambers, of Edmonton, who are
interested in mining in this dis-
rict, are in town.
Dr. Ferrier and E. C. Annis
returned on Thursday from a
visit to mining properties in the
vicinity of Thoen Basin.
' Rev. W. S. Larter, formerly of
Hazelton, will shortly leave Prince
Rupert to take charge of the
Anglican Church at Smithers.
J. T. Phelan, head of the Yukon telegraph service, and F. W.
Dowling, district superintendent,
were visitors here this week.
T. H. Rea, managing director
of the Debenture, left for the
mine yesterday. Latest reports
are that good progress in the
tunnel continues.
Miss Margaret Macdonald, who
is enjoying a year's furlough
from missionary work in China,
is spending a few days with her
brothers in Hazelton.
A. D. Chappelle arrived from
Vancouver on Wednesday,to join
the staff of R. S. Sargent, Ltd.
He was accompanied by Mrs.
Chappelle and their little daughter.
London:   A noon despatch says j
the Russians have broken through
the  enemy  lines on the Stokhod
river and are advancing.
Yesterday's bulletins from thei
eastern front said the Russians'
had broken all Teutonic counterattacks, and had resumed the^
offensive. Austrian losses in the;
present campaign are estimated ''
at more than a million.
narrow   front southwest of Mar-
London: German artillery was
more active last night on the
Somme front. A small British
gain is reported. Six determined
German counter-attacks on Hritish trenches north of Pozieres
were repulsed with heavy losses
to the attackers. Northwest of
Bazentin the British captured
100 yards of German trenches.
Berlin: The British, with several fresh divisions, launched an
attack on the German lines north
of the Somme and succeeded in
driving back the German first
line  for a short distance on a
British Army Headquarters:
Our forces have advanced 600
yards on a section two miles long
between High wood and the point
where our line joins the French.
Besides this advance, we have
gained some important positions.
Weather chilly. A heavy rainstorm continues.
Paris: Heavy attacks were
made by the French last night
on the Verdun front. After
violent fighting at Fleury,east of
the Meuse, they expelled the
Germans from the part of the
town they had captured. The
French a'so made considerable
progress at Thiaumont, where
fifty Germans were captured.
Lisbon: Major Norton Mattos.
Portuguese minister of war, announced today that Portugal
would soon participate in the war,
fighting on the side of the Entente Allies.
Havre: A brigade of Belgian
troops has captured and occupied
the port of Karema on the east
bank of Lake Tanganyika, German East Africa;
Copper Creek Discovery Regarded as of Considerable
London: In the recent operations around Katia, in the Suez
district, the Turks lost half their
Pekin.: Chinese officers assert
that the clash of August 13, between Japanese and Chinese soldiers, was caused by the resistance of Japanese arm peddlers,
whom the Chinese endeavored to
expel from Mongolia, to prevent
them from selling arms to Mongolian outlaws. The right of
Japanese troops to enter Mongolia is denied.
The discovery of copper ore
near Thoen Basin, reported in
The Miner two weeks ago, is
evidently of some importance.
S. J. Martin, who is associated
with H. B. Thoen in the ownership of the Copper Creek group
of five claims,returned this week
from a visit to the property. He
states that the ore showing is at
least 200 feet wide and has been
traced for about 400 feet. The
ore is chalcopyrite, resembling in
appearance the Boundary ores.
An average sample assayed 6.43
per cent copper, with small gold
and silver values. This looks
like a big proposition.
Saloniki: Bulgarian troops .attacked the Allied positions along
the Servian front on Thursday.
They were tnrown back on their
original positions with enormous
Cairo: Fighting has been resumed in Mesopotamia.
May Accept Arbitration
Washington:    Representatives
of   the   railway   employees   assembled in  secret   session   this
morning to  vote on acceptance
of  President   Wilson's   plan   to|
avert a nation-wide strike.   They j
numbered 640.     Railroad presi-i
dents ��� nd their managers held a
final conference hefore goinu;  to
the  White  House.     Indications!
were that the  employees  would
accept  President  Wilson's   pro-1
posal of an 8-hour-day basis and
the settlement of side issues  by :
a special commission.
Babine Trail Measured
The forest branch men, in the!
course of their work, have measured the trail from Hazelton to
Babine Post, finding the distance
to be 48J miles. Fire Warden
McDougall organized a pool on
the question of distance, for the
benefit of the Soldiers' Aid, the
successful guesser being J. W.
Graham, who hit upon the exact
distance. Guesses ranged from
39 to 59 miles. The soldiers will
benefit by a percentage of $6.75.
The Patriotic Fund
District Treasurer Hoskins has
remitted another $600 to the
headquarters of the Patriotic
Fund, making a contribution of
$4400 since the first of the year.
There is on hand over $150, contributed during the week.
An extremely  interesting  lee-'
lure on "The Flag" was delivered
on  Thursday  evening   by   Kev.
Canon Rix, of Prince Rupert.   A
good   crowd  assembled   for the
occasion in the large hall, and all
enjoyed the eloquent address of
the speaker, who traced the his-1
tory  of the Union Jack from thei
beginning.    At the conclusion of
the  lecture  a   vote   of   thanks,
moved   by  S.   H.   Hoskins   and I
seconded   by   R.   E.   Allen   was
enthusiastically   carried.     Rev.:
John   Field  was   in   the   chair.
Musical selections of appropriate
character were excellently  rendered  by  Mrs.   Reid  and   Mrs.
Hoskins,   Although only a small;
admission fee was charged,   the!
net proceeds,  which will go to
the Soldiers'  Aid,   were  about
102 nd is in France
News from local members of
the 102nd Battalion, which recently left Hritish Columbia for England, indicates that this fine
corps is now at the front,probably in Picardy, where the Somme
offensive is in progress. The
102nd came very near the record
for rapidity in recruiting and
reaching the firing line.
A "Liberal" Estimate
The reliance to be 'placed in
political news as published in the
Prince Rupert News, a Liberal
organ, is to be guaged by its
statement that at last week's
Conservative meeting in Hazelton
there were only about thirty in
the audience.
Game Regulations
The following open seasons for
game apply in this district for
1916: Moose, cariboo, and mule-
deer, of the male sex only, between Sept. 1 and Dec 15; geese,
Sept, 1 to March 31; ducks.Sept.l
to Jan.31; grouse and ptarmigan,
Sept. 15 to Nov. 30. Moose and
cariboo bulls over one year of age
may be sold in this district from
Oct. 1 to Dec. 15.
Rev. W. C. Frank.of Smithers,
will preach in the Methodist
church tomorrow evening.
The Police Court
Moses Green, a young Indian,
was sentenced to six months'
imprisonment for theft.
John Green and Edward Williams, Indians, are being tried
today on a housebreaking charge.
They are alleged to have entered
the store of W. H. Holland, at
Thanksgiving Day
Ottawa: October 9 has been
proclaimed Thanksgiving Day.
Remember the Labor Day celebration at Telkwa on Sept. 4.
Seattle, Aug. 16:���Samuel Hill,
in a cablegram from London to
the Times yesterday, predicts
that at the close of the European
war Canada will procure an enormous immigration from Great
Britain. Work of exploiting the
resources of Canada is actively
under way, and a permanent exhibit representing the provinces
is maintained in London.
"British Columbia has the best
exhibit maintained in London,"
said Mr. Hill in his cablegram.
"Sir Richard McBride, former
premier of British Columbia, is
extremely popular in England,
and has shown a remarkable
capacity for work. He brought
to London the energy of a Far
Westerner, and is credited with
doing the work of five men."
All Are Invited
A farewell dance will be given
by Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Sargent
on Friday evening, August 25, in
Assembly Hall, for Miss Barbeau
and Miss Peel, who are leaving
for their homes shortly. The
occasion is also the 25th anniversary of the arrival of Mr. Sargent
in Hazelton. All are invited to
attend; no other invitations will
be issued. There will be solo
tables for the old boys who do
not dance.
Ready to Begin Bridge
Piles and other material for the
Bulkley bridge are being assembled on the ground, and the
big structure which is to replace
the ferry will soon be under way.
The water in the river is lowering rapidly.
Body Recovered
The body of John Lindquist
was recovered last night from
the Bulkley river, at a point below Mud Creek, six miles from
where the unfortunate men was
drowned three weeks ago.
Coming Events
.Sept. 14���Provincial General Election.
Sept. 15-16���Hazelton Agricultural &
Industrial Fair.
Oct 9-Thanksgiving Day.
A storm swept the Texas coast
yesterday. Much loss of life is
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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, $2.60 per inch per month: Reading
Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. V.
Saturday. August 19, 1916.
No. 51
One of the most important incidents in the development of this
district will be the first Hazelton fair, which is to be held on Sept.
15 and  16.   under the direction   of   Hazelton   Agricultural   and
Industrial Association.     It is a comparatively short time since the
first steps in the organization of this exhibition were taken,but the
energy of the committees has been so well directed that the success
of the undertaking is already practically assured.     The people of
the wide district from which the Association draws its membership!
has given hearty support to the project, and the prize list, which isi
in course of publication,provides ample evidence of their generosity.
A  grant of $300  from  the  provincial  government has also been!
received, but it is to be hoped that the application of the directors;
for an  additional  $200  will  be granted.     If the activities of the |
association were restricted to the immediate Hazelton district,   the     Nome,   Alaska,   Aug. 17:���Six
$300 grant might be regarded as sufficient; but as ours is the only j members of the  Stefannson  ex-
fair this year between Prince George and Prince Rupert, requiring pedition   have  ar''lved   here and
. .,        . .    ,   ,     ,, . .     ,    ..        ...        ..  report that  all   the members of
an extension of the original olan.the request for further aid is well,., c       ...   .,
the party are safe, with the ex-
within reason. ception of Daniel Blue, an engin-
Although the season so far has not been of the most  favorable jeer, who died on Bailey Island in
I never knew a prospector who
got a grubstake in Vancouver and
only a few who ever tried it. All
their dealings were in Spokane,
where a man with any experience
and a reasonable story could get
a summer's grubstake to go into
the hills, and it was by such men
that most of the camps in the
interior were discovered.
"In the absence of this lack of
mining enterprise on our own
part it is merely the policy of
the dog in the manger for the
Liberals to snarl at investors who
come here to develop our natural
resources. By taking the stand
they do they set themselves in
opposition to the interests of
every prospector and owner in
the province and needless to say
against the general interests of
the province. By taking this
attitude they discourage practically all development our mineral
resources."���J. P.'s Weekly.
character, considered from an agricultural viewpoint, the directors
are confident that the exhibits of farm produce will equal anything
yet seen in Northern British Columbia exhibitions. There are many
classes for agricultural products, and there is no doubt many
settlers will take advantage of the opportunity to win prizes and
Of at least equal interest will be the mineral exhibits, which
are already coming in. Judging from the samples already received,
the display of ores from Omineca district at the fair will open the
eyes of visitors. It is freely predicted that the ore exhibits will
surpass anything of the kind ever gathered together from a district
of the same size. They will certainly prove a valuable object lesson
to residents and visitors alike, and will bring to public notice some
of the newer areas of this rich district. It is highly important that
all who are interested in the mining industry in Omineca district
should aid in procuring for the fair a thoroughly representative
collection of the varied ores of our different camps. The resultant
publicity will in many cases prove of value to the individual, while
redounding to general benefit.
The fair directors are preparing a program of attractions which
will make for the entertainment of all who visit the fair, and are
going to considerable expense to ensure enjoyment for young and
old. Let us all do what we can to make our first fair a record
breaker for Northern British Columbia.
May, 1913.
Merchant ships destroyed as a
result of two years of war number 1487, with a total gross tonnage of 2,812,644, according to
records carefully compiled by the
New York Journal of Commerce
from August 1, 1914, to August
1, 1916.
THE ATTACK ON                     I pert.     Rossland  and   Boundary
LORNE CAMPBELL I mines have nearly all been devel-
"The silliest attack which   has oped  bv  American   mining men
yet  been   directed   against   the wiln American capital.    Perhaps
government was that made upon now  that   those   districts   have
Hon.   Lome Campbell,   who   in been   brought   into close   touch
Spokane recently made a speech with  the coast and  trade   will
in   which  he  invited  American develop  between   those districts
capital to come  in  and  develop and the coast cities by the Kettle
our   mines.     He   pointed   out,
incidentally, that Canadians as a
rule did not take to mining.     In
this latter observation Mr. Camp
bell is perfectly correct. What
big mine in British Columbia has
been developed by Canadians ?
I cannot think of one. Yet nearly all the big mines now in operation have been developed by
American capital. Granby was
promoted by the late Mr. Miner,
a Canadian, but he got his capital
in New York. And out of Granby has grown Anyox, which is
now shipping a trainload of copper every week over the Grand
Trunk Pacific from Prince Ru-
MONDAY, SEPT. 4.1916
Sale of Livestock;
Horse Races
Bate ball, &c.
Dance in the Evening in New
Town Hall ��� Full Orchestra.
I-ares on Railroad One-
and - a - Third Return.
Proceedings Commence 10 a.m.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion, British Columbia,
and Alberta Land Surveyors
P, P. Burden,
New Hazelton
Valley railway we will find great
er interest being taken in mining!
at the coast.
"It is a   lamentable   fact  that | Offices at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
little or no interest has been taken ! and New Hazelton-
in the interior mining resources
of the province by the business
mer. and investors of the coast.
Had the development of the mines
of British Columbia been left to
the investors of Vancouver and
Victoria we should have had no
Rossland, no Granby, no Nickel
Plate, no Brittania, no Anyox,
nor many other camps not so well
known, all of which would still be
mere sites for prospectors' holes.
In my experience in the interior
Provincial Assayer
Hazelton,      ���      -      B.C.
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
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
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
of all kinds.
A steamship line from Spain to
Puget Sound is talked of.
Austria has requisitioned all
brass and copper kitchen utensils.
The explorer Stefansson is believed to be safe on Banks Land.
The Chinese government is
about to build 1500 miles of railway.
Hon, J. H. Turner, former
premier of British Columbia, is
Canada's exports to Great
Britain have trebled since the
war began.
Italy has arranged with Britain
for a supply of cheaper coal for
next winter.
Lord Lansdowne's health is
failing, and he may leave the
British cabinet.
Ten thousand people attended
the opening of Vancouver exhibition on Monday.
A gang of banknote counterfeiters has been rounded up by
Montreal police.
Employees of British railways
have asked for an increase of ten
shillings weekly.
There is an outbreak of cholera
in Nagasaki, 109 cases and 48
deaths being reported.
A new wage schedule,including
a war bonus, has been accepted
by Fernie coal miners.
Mexico will return sequestered
property, taken from supporters
of previous governments.
Since the beginning of the war
Britain has sent $212,000,000 in
gold to the United States.
Five thousand soldiers from
Camp Hughes are assisting in
the harvest on the prairies.
The cities of Ancona, Pesara,
and Rimini, Italy, have been
damaged by an earthquake.
Premier Borden has cancelled
his European trip, and will visit
the western provincesnextmonth.
Fifty-one German ships seized
by Portugal somemonthsagohave
been turned over to Great Britain.
Twenty-five were killed and 63
injured in a street railway collision at Johnstown, Pa., on Tuesday.
The British government is being urged to enforce a rigid
quarantine against infantile paralysis.
Sixty lives were lost and thousands rendered homeless by a
flood in Cabin Creek Valley, West
. It is stated that the forthcoming general election in Greece
may result in the abdication of
King Constantine. ,
A fund of $400,000 is being
raised in Toronto for the relief
of victims of the forest fires in
Northern Ontario.
The infantile paralysis epidemic
in New York shows signs of
diminution. Serum is being used
to combat the disease.
The five-mile tunnel recently
completed through the Selkirk
range by the C. P. R. has been
named Connaught tunnel.
The survivors of the kalian
passenger steamer Letimbro.sunk
in the Mediterranean a fortnight
ago by an Austrian submarine,
have been captured by Arabs
and taken to the interior of Tripoli.
An Ottawa despatch says conscription for Canada will not be
considered,but compulsory registration is regarded as advisable.
The relief ship Discovery has
sailed for the Antarctic to attempt
the rescue of the marooned members of the Shackl��ton expedition.
The British parliament has adjourned until Oct. 10. Its life
has been extended for eight
months, or until the end of next
Holland, which has been exporting her surplus foodstuffs to
the central powers at high prices,
will now send half her exports to
Anxiety regarding the prairie
wheat crop is growing. There
has been more hail than usual,
and black rust is appearing in
some districts.
In order to protect sterling ex-
change.which has been dropping,
Great Britain has arranged a
new loan in New York. The
amount is $250.000,000, to run for
two years, at 5 per cent.
Chinese troops attacked the
Japanese garrison of Cheng Chi
Atun , between Mukden and
Charyangfu. One Japanese officer was killed and seventeen
soldiers killed or wounded.
Great Britain's debt at the end
of the year will be ��3.440,000.000.
Of this ��800,000,000 lias been
lent to Allies and Dominions.
The net debt is about equal to
the national income for one year.
Washington expresses disappointment over the refusal of
Germany and Austria to give
guarantees that relief sent by
the United States would be used
only for the civil population in
the war zones.
Addressing Soldiers' Mail
In order to facilitate the handling of mail at the front and to
ensure prompt delivery, it is requested that all mail be addressed as follows:
(a) Regimental Number.
(b) Rank.
(c) Name.
(d) Squadron, Battery or Company.
(e) Battalion, Regiment (or
other unit), Staff appointment or Department.
(f) Canadian Contingent.
(g) British Expeditionary
(h) Army Post Office, London
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations, such as brigades,
divisions, is strictly forbidden,
and causes delay.
Cradock's Wire Cables.
Estimates given for
J. F. MAGUIRE,   Hazelton
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
Miner's Certificate, No. 95907B, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant
of the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements. 48-5
Dated this 29th day of July, A. D.
1916. D. B. Morkill.
Hazelton Agricultural & Industrial Association
will hold its first
On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16, 1916.
$1000    in prizes and awards    $1000
A grand display of Agricultural and Mineral Products of the District
Horse Races on new Race Track
Rock Drilling���Sawing and Chopping
Field and Track Sports of All Kinds
On Friday Evening       ���in Assembly Hall���       On Satdy. Evening
A Grand Dance ' "What Happened to Jones"
Will Be Held By Special Request
Commercial Printing at
I Hudson's Bay Company |
General Merchandise and Wholesale Liquors
In the Supreme Court of British
In the matter of the Administration
Act and in the matter of the Estate
of John J. 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. McDiarmid, 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.
: rmaammtawmmnmumtmm
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,       }f       }f
Men's Ladies' and Children's Running Shoes
We are now prepared to
instal Phones and guarantee
perfect service. All applications will be promptly attended to. Get on the lines of
progress. A telephone saves
time and money.
New Poles,    New Wire.    New Phones.
Head Office   -   -   Hazelton.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rightBof the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the Province of Hritish Columbia,
may be leased for a term of twenty-onn
years at an annual rental of i\ an
acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by tne applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in which
the rightB 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 Bhall be
l staked out by the applicant himself.
I    Each application must be accompani-
| ed by a fee of $6, which will be refund-
| ed 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.
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals and berth included on steamer
S.S. "PrinceM Maquinna" leaves Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
S.S. "Princeu Alice", or "Princess Sophia" leaves Prince
Rupert Aug. 2nd, Sth, 12th, 19th, 26th; Sept. 2nd, 9th.
J. I. Peters, General Agent, 8rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert,B.C
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
/ IVFRY nnA ^TAflF^s We are prep1"-^ to supp'y private
WWII   UIIU UI.rlUJ-.iJ  and  public  conveyances   day  and
night.     Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
Consign  your shipments in  Our
Care  for Storage or  Delivery.
AddriiBH all communicationn to Haxelton.
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Steamers sailing between Skagway, Juneau,
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G. A. McNlcholl,A"��-G��ii-FrelKhtand PMumm-r Aeent, Prince Rupert, B.C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, AUGUST 19. 1916
London: The Belgian forces
have resumed their offensive and
crossed the Yser at several points,
capturing German positions and
taking numbers of prisoners.
Persistent efforts are being
made by the enemy to stop the
Allied offensive in the Somme
region, but without result. A
strong infantry attack on British
positions was made last night,
but was repulsed with heavy
losses to the Germans. The enemy renewed his efforts to retake
the trenches lately wrested from
him on the high ground north of
Pozieres, but was driven back.
A vigorous attack on the French
line north of Hem wood, on the
Somme frpnt, was repelled.
German casualties since the
beginning of the war have been
Petrograd: In Galicia the Russians are keeping up their impressive drive towards Lemberg
from the southeast. After taking
Stanislaus, General Letchitsky is
pushing forward towards the important railway junction of Hal-
icz, north of the Dniester, the
key position to the Lemberg defence.
The Russians have also crossed
the Koropici river north of Buc
zacz. In this sector they have
captured two villages.
Rome: Italian troops continue
to advance on the Carso plateau.
The Austrians are still holding
out in the hills east of Gorizia,
where the Italians have pierced
another strong line of trenches,
taking many prisoners.
London: Two German seaplanes yesterday afternoon raided
the British naval port of Dover,
dropping six bombs. Six men
were slightly injured. Little
material damage was done.
Paris: Sir Edward Carson, in
an interview, said: "In peace,as
in war, the German is a barbarian and should be treated as such.
Britain should send no ambassador to Berlin until the Germans
themselves have punished all who
are guilty of murder."
Copenhagen: A submarine sank
one of a number of German
steamers being convoyed by armed trawlers and torpedo-boals in
the Baltic.
Constantinople: A sandstorm
has compelled the Turkish forces
to fall back from Suez.
Petrograd: Along the Galician
front the Russian sweep continues
unchecked. The Austrian lines
along the Stripa, which have been
held since last September, have
crumpled before the Russian offensive, and General Bothmer is
in full retreat along his whole
front. The Austrians are taking
up positions on the west bank of
the Ziota Lipa. Podgiacy.on the
Kuropici river, has fallen. Further gains have been made in the
upper Sereth region.
In last week's operations 90,000
prisoners and 400 guns of all sizes
were taken by the Russians.
Paris: French troops captured
some enemy trenches on the left
of theFay-Deniecourtroad.in the
Somme sector, last night. There
was brisk cannonading in the
region of Maurepas.
In the Verdun region the Germans made violent attacks in the
vicinity of Hill 304 and Fleury.
The enemy was repulsed with
heavy losses. The French made
progress southeast of Fleury.
In last week's fighting over
2000 prisoners and 70 machine
guns were taken by the  French.
London: The Germans gained
a foothold temporarily in trenches
which had been taken from them
by the British near Pozieres.
There were no developments on
the British front between the
Somme and the Ancre. South of
the Ypres salient we carried out
a successful raid without incurring any losses ourselves.
A later despatch says the Krit-|
ish made an important advance on
the Somme front, northwest of
Pozieres,where they pushed their!
line forward three or four nun-;
dred yards over a front of nearly
a mile.
Rome: The Italians have gained
more ground on the Isonzo front.
The Italian dreadnought Leonardo da Vinci blew up in Taran-
to harbor. Four hundred of the
crew were drowned.
Amsterdam: Austrian correspondents of Berlin papers claim
the Italians used a new noiseless
howitzer at Gorizia. It i.s impossible to detect the positions of the
guns. The shells are reported to
have wrought terrihle havoc.
German a viators dropped bombs
on the civil hospital at Rheims.
Six persons were killed and much
damage done.
Stockholm: It is rumored that
a German submarine was sunk
by a Swedish cruiser.
I      WEDNES., AUG. 16       j
Petrograd: The Russian advance in Galicia continues. The
troops, crossing to the western
banks of the Ziota Lipa, Bistritza,
and Solotina.are advancing along
the upper Stripa. W>' have
occupied Jablonitza, in the Carpathian region,thirty miles southwest of Kolomea. In the Can
casus campaign We have captured
a very strong position in the
vicinity of Sakkity, Persia,
In the Baltic, Russian hvdro-
planes dropped bombs successfully on the enemy's aerodrome
near Lake Agern, Courland.
Rome: On the Carso plateau
and to the east of Gorizia. along
the Isonzo front, the Austrians
have suffered further reverses at
the hands of the Italians. Austrian entrenchments in hot Ii these
regions have been captured.
The Italian advance guard is
moving southeast from Gorizia,
within thirteen miles of Trieste.
The Austrian fleet has left that
port for an unknown destination.
The Italians have entered the
suburbs of Tolmino.the Austrians
evacuating the city.
London: For the first time
since July 8 a heavy rain has
fallen in the battle area, breaking
the long drought and ending cme
of the longest heat waves of
recent years. Though trenches
are running with water and thousands of men in the open are
drenched in the downpour, the
change is welcomed.
Nearly all theremainingtrench-
es northwest of Pozieres, on the
Somme front,in which the enemy
gained a foothold on Sunday,have
been retaken by the British.
Paris: French troops captured
German trenches on a front of
300 yards and for a depth of 100
yards north of the chapel of St.
Fine, at the intersection of the
Fleury and Vaux roads in the
Verdun sector. Enemy counterattacks were broken up.
On the Somme front the French
artillery is active.
London: The British destroyer
Lasoo sank after striking a mine
off the Dutch coast.
It is believed here that the
price of wheat has been forced up
by German-Americans, with the
object of embarrassing the Allies.
Ottawa: Sir Sam Hughes is
conferring with Canadian officers
in England with regard to proposed changes in organization of
Canadian forces.
Petrograd: The Russians have
captured a series of heights west I
of Vorokhta and Ardzemoy. in
the Carpathians. In both regions
the Austrians are retiring. On
the Ziota Lipa, south of Brezany
our troops occupied positions on
Ihe western bank of the river.
Between the Ziota Lipa and the
Dniester our troops are fighting
their way forward, the enemy
making desperate resistance.
Between June 4,'\vhen the Russian offensive commenced, and
August 12 General Brusiloff, has
captured more than 358,000 mer,
7757 officers. 405 cannon. 1327
machine guns, 338 bombthrowers
and 292 powder carts.
Rome: The Italians have made
further advances against the
Austrians east and southeast of
Bucharest: Germany has offered t> rritorial compensation to
Roumania at the expense of Austria, in return for Roumanian
neutrality in the war.
Par-is: There was a violent
bombardment during I he night on
the Verdun front at Thiaumont,
Fleury, Vaux and Chapitre, east
of the Meuse. Along the greater part of the western front the
night passed quietly.
It is reported that Germany is
taking over the defences of Trieste, sending forces especially
organized for that purpose.
Ottawa : Ninety thousand
Canadian troops are taking part
in the Somme offensive.
London: Speaking in parliament Premier Asquith said: Britain will not tolerate the resumption of diplomatic relations with
Germany after the war until
reparation has been made for the
murder of Captain Fryatt.
Army Headquarters, France
The King and Prince of Wales,
coming unheralded to the front,
have visited the battlefields recently won by the British troops.
They have been at the front a
system abound Belloy-en-Santerre
was a real fortified work, which
had resisted numerous previous
attacks. Its capture yesterday
permits our further progress in
that section. The Entente Allies,
after a brief combat, yesterday
captured a line of German trenches on a front of 1500 meters to
the north of Maurepas.
London: Heavy fighting is reported on the Macedonian front.
An official statement received today from Sofia states that an engagement occurred in the region
of Lake Doiran. northwest of
Saloniki and near the Greek-Servian border. The Allied forces
have captured the railway station
at Doiran and four villages at
other points on the front.
Petrograd: The Russian advance is still held up in the face
of repeated counter-attacks. All
these assaults have been repulsed.
Artillery and rifle duels are in
progress along the front.
A zeppelin dropped bombs in
the region of Kemmerin, directly
west of Riga/
Supplementary reports show
that General Beszobrazoff, in his
recent operations, captured 189
officers, 7308 men, 29 light field
pieces, 17 heavy guns. 29 bomb-
throwers, and more than 14,000
shells. These are in addition to
those reported yesterday.
Rome: The Italian army is being held back on the lower Isonzo
until the line on the upper Isonzo
can be straightened by the capture of the mountains of San
Gabrielle, San Mario and other
positions. While the capture of
these positions is imminent, it is
probable there will be no advance
on Trieste until they  are taken.
Ottawa : The government's
new scheme for recruiting, decided
upon yesterd.iy,contemplates the
appointment of directors of recruiting, who will have supervision of enlistment in the various
military districts. They will make
a canvass of their districts, with
a view to distinguishing between
the various classes. Men requi -
ed in essential industries will
have their names tabulated, and
thos-! physically unfit will be
provided with buttons or badges.
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Paris: Operations on three
different parts of the Somme
front yesterday resulted in the
removal of some of the batteries
of the powerful German defensive system. The French attained
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