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VOL. V, NO. 5
$500,000,000 CREDIT
New York, Oct. 1:���The Anglo-
French financial commission has
arranged for an American credit
of $500,000,000, to be granted on
joint 5 per cent government notes
which will be convertible on
maturity, at the holders' option,
intobondsrunningfifteen or twenty years and bearing 4J per cent
Notwithstanding pro-German
antagonism, the issue will probably be over-subscribed. The
Guggenheims have taken $5,000,-
000 and a single subscriber, name
unrevealed, has subscribed for
thirty millions.
For a District Red Cross Branch
The Hazelton district is one of
the few in Canada without a
branch of the Canadian Red Cross
and, while splendid work for the
cause has been done here, especially by the ladies of the W.
A., it has been felt that a regularly chartered branch should be
organized, to secure the best
results by keeping in direct touch
with headquarters.
Dr. Wrinch, who has been in
correspondence with the the Red
Cross authorities for some time,
has received tha necessary information regarding organization
of branches, and a meeting of
those interested is to be held in
the court room at Hazelton at 8
p. m. on Wednesday next, October 8.
The membership of the Red
Cross Society is open to men and
women alike and it needs the
help of all. It is ehtirely non-
Its work is "to furnish volunteer aid to the sick and wounded
of armies in time of war." It
also arranges the forwarding of
parcels of food and clothing to
prisoners of war.
At the present time the Red
Cross Society is supplying nearly
900 hospitals in the British Isles,
besides those nearer to the scenes
of conflict. This gives a little
idea of the magnitude of this
immense volunteer movement.
It is believed that Hazeton
wishes to do her part in this as
fully as she has in furnishing men
for the firing line. Here is her
More Recurits Leave
During the week the following
have left Hazelton and vicinity
for active service with various
units: Roy Clothier, J. A. Miller,
C. W. Jones, James Thomson,
Herb. Hankin and James Ritchie.
Among the recruits from Valley
points were Merrick Harvey and
"Cap" Hood, who are well-known
Methodist Church
Rev. W. M. Scott will preach
tomorrow evening on the subject:
"God in the Hands of Man."
Special music will be furnished.
All are cordially invited.
Card of Thanks
Mrs. J. W. Paterson wishes to
thank the friends who called or
enquired during her late illness
at the Hospital.
Paris: New progress of the
Allied troops in the Givenchy
wood (Artois), the capture of
additional German machine guns
and prisoners in the Chamgagne
region and the stopping of a
German bombardment in the
Argonne by a French counter
offensive, are recorded in the
French official communication.
London: There was no change
today in the situation on the
British front in the western
theater of war, according to an
official report from Sir John
French, as follows:
"On the 29th the enemy made
several attacks on our positions
northwest of Hulloch. Severe
fighting continued all day, with
result that we maintained all our
positions except on the extreme
left, where the enemy gained 150
yards of a trench. Our position
has   been   firmly    consolidated.
Counter attacks delivered
on the 30th recovered all but a
small portion of the trench lost.
During the last seven days our
aircraft have been very active.
Seventeen air combats are reported. In only one of them was
a British machine worsted.
AGerman machine was brought
down insideourlines. Yesterday
attacks were made on the railway
in the hostile area. The main
lines are known to be damaged in
fifteen different places. Five or
six trains were partly wrecked
and the locomotive sheds at Val-
lenciennes were set afire. Thus
considerable interference has
been caused to the German railroad organization.
Athens:    Bulgarian troops are
moving from Sofia in the direction
of the Servian frontier. Other
forces are directed towards the
Greek border. The principal
point of concentration is on the
Stourm river, southwest of Sofia,
the capital.
London : Hostilities in the
Balkans are now regarded as
certain, Bulgaria's action leaving
little room for doubt. The Entente powers are taking action to
cope with any attack on Greece
or Servia.
Pro-German manifestations are
reported in Bulgarian cities along
the Danube, and artillery is being
massed on the Roumanian border.
Paris: The latest official report
tells of heavy bombardment by
German artillery in the Artois
district. The French have made
progress on the heights of La Folic, capturing many machine guns.
Allies Begin Drive
Paris: On the western front
the British and French have
captured in two days more than
twenty thousand unwounded prisoners, according to the French
official communication issued last
night. New progress by the
French troops to the north of
Arras is reported, Souchez being
stormed and captured. In Champagne the Allied forces are still
gaining ground.
Big Gain by British
London: British forces which
have assumed the offensive in
northeastern France captured on
Saturday five miles of German
trenches south of La Bassee canal
and east of Vermilles, according
to a report of Sir John French
made public by the British press
In some instances the British
troops penetrated the German
positions for a distance of four
thousand yards. The British
claim to have captured the western outskirts of Hulloch, the
village of Loos and the mining
works around it, and Hill No. 70.
The British forces fighting in
France still hold all the ground
they gained on Saturday from the
Germans, except to the north of
Loos, according to an official
communication issued last night.
The town of Loos is being held
by the British,  the quarries to
northwest of Hulloch have been
captured, and the French on the
British right have been enabled
to make further progress, the
statement says.
Germans Admit Reverse
Berlin: A repulse of a German
army division near Loos, toi
the northwest of Lens, with
considerable casualties and the
loss of material, is admitted in a
German official communication
made public here today. The
evacuation of an advanced German position north of Perthes,
between Rheims and the Argonne
forest, is also admitted by the
war office.
Huns' Losses Heavy
Paris: More than 12,000 Germans were taken prisoners by
the French in a terrific battle
yesterday in the Champagne district of France, according to an
official statement issued today by
the French war office. French
troops penetrated the German
lines along a front of fifteen
miles and for a depth at some
places of two and a half miles,
the announcement says, stubborn
fighting continues in the Champagne sector.
The British have occupied Givenchy, while the French have
taken possession of Lille.
In the two days' fighting the
German losses were 60,000, while
the losses of the Allies were
slight, the enemy positions being
carried by brief bayonet attacks,
after  a  sixty - hours'   artillery
pounding. Amsterdam reports
all hospitals in Belgium full of
German wounded.
Warships Shell Positions
London.��� British warships, in
close range, bombarded German
positions on the Belgian coast for
four hours this morning, causing
great damage. A joint aerial
attack was also madeby theAllies.
Russians Doing Well
Petrograd: The Russians continue on the offensive on a 260-
mile front and have captured
seven German positions, taking
numerous prisoners. In several
places Cossacks have cut Von
Mackensen's lines.
Austrians in  Galicia   are  retreating before the Russians.
Neutral, Says Bulgaria
London: An official communication from the government of
Bulgaria to the governments of
the Allied powers today states
that Bulgaria has not the slightest intention of aggression, but
it is firmly resolved to maintain
strict neutrality.
[      TUESDAY, SEPT. 28      )
Maintaining Advantage
London: The great offensive
of the French and British forces
against both sides of the "Elbow
Joint" of the German positions
on the western front has not
slackened, but General Joffre's
afternoon bulletin reported no
outstanding success.
(Continued on Page Four)
Fire meeting Tuesday evening.
Frank Allen returned from the
coast on Thursday.
F. M. O'Brien was up from
Skeena Crossing yesterday.
S.J. Martin returned on Thursday from a week's visit to Prince
M. Stanley and M. Gokis, of
Seattle, are looking over lands in
this vicinity.
Dr. Kergin was up from Prince
Rupert during the week, on professional business.
A highly successful Red Cross
tea was given on Tuesday by
Mrs. R. S. Sargent.
Wm. Ware, manager of the
Hudson's Bay store, has returned
from a vacation trip to Victoria.
Mrs. R. E. Allen, who recently
underwent an operation at the
Hospital, is progressingfavorably.
Dr. Badgero, the dentist, who
has been in Hazelton for a month,
returned toSmithers onThursday.
J. M. O'Brien, a Vancouver
lumberman who has interests in
this district, is here for a day or
J. W. MacKendrick and F. A.
Hankin, of the fisheries service,
returned this week from Babine
Peder Jensen, the Ingenica
pioneer, returned this week from
his seaon's work in the placer
Chief Constable Minty left for
the coast on Wednesday, taking
an insane prisoner to New Westminster.
Corn grown by R. G. Moseley
in Hazelton attracted much attention at Prince Rupert fair,
where it took first prize.
Mrs. L. W. McCandlish arrived
from Nelson on Thursday to join
her husband, who is on the local
staff of the Yukon Telegraphs.
Injuries resulting from a gun
accident necessitated the amputation, of Raymond Auriol's arm.
He was brought to the Hospital
from Mile 45.
Mrs. Larter and daughter arrived from Seal Cove on Thursday, to visit Mr. and Mrs. Hoskins. Rev. W. S. A. Larter is
expected in a few days.
Had a Good Time
A splendid concert program and
the choicest of refreshments were
features of the successful "Pie
Social" given in St. Andrew's
Hall last evening by the ladies of
the Methodist Church. The good
crowd which attended the entertainment spent a n enjoyable
Red Cross Tea
Mrs. and Miss Sealy will serve
afternoon tea on Thursday, Oct.
7th, at their residence, from 3 to
6 p.m., in aid of the Red Cross
Fund, Everyone welcome. 25
cents will be charged.
London : In Mesopotamia,
Asiatic Turkey, British troops
have arrived within 90 miles of
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
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Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. V.
Saturday, October 2, 1915.
No. 5
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There are some who think, and a few who say, that Great
Britain is not doing her share in the great war; that she remains in
security while her allies are doing the fighting. A very good answer
to these critics is contained in the following article from the News
Leader, of Richmond, Virginia:
"A year ago Great Britain had the largest navy and the smallest
standing army of any of the great European powers. Her total
military establishment was 254,000 white men, of whom 76,000 were
stationed in India. Germany had more first line men on the French
frontier when the war began than Great Britain had all over the
world. The total British force immediately available for service on
the continent was scarcely 12 per cent of the army Germany kept
with the colors in times of the most profound peace. Her field
ordnance and her reserve of small arms was in proportion.
Yet here is what she has done:
1. She has bottled up the German navy in the Kiel Canal so
securely that not a German vessel, other than a submarine, has
ventured into the North Sea since January 24, when the Bluecher
was sunk.
2. She has completely driven the German flag from the seas of
the world. The only German merchantmen not now interned or
tied up in home ports are those in the Baltic Sea.
3. She has destroyed or forced into internment every German
man-of-war absent from home waters on the outbreak of the war.
4. She has raised, equipped-and put in the field more than
2,000,000 men, in addition to those available last August. All these
troops are amply supplied with arms, uniforms, transport, etc.
5. She has multiplied the output of her arms factories more than
twenty times, and she has increased by 700 per cent the aircraft
available for her forces last August.
6. She is financing the Belgian and Serbian governments and
has loaned large sums to Russia and to Italy.
7. She has seized in Africa, German colonial possessions   .   .
In the Orient,  with the assistance of Japan, she has hauled down
the German  flag from every settlement, every island and every
coaling station that owed allegiance to the Kaiser.
8. She landed in F-ance a small force, approximately 110,000
men, at a time when these reinforcements enabled General Joffre
to form an army that took von Kluck in flank on the Ouroq.
9. In the battle of the Marne the British led the attack that
drove back the German host from the approaches to Paris; in the
battle of the Aisne they forced the crossings of the river and again
enabled Joffre to inaugurate flanking tactics.
10. Transported to the Yser, the British took the Yser-La Bassee
line, and held it against continuous attacks from October 16 to
November 5, and again from November 10 to the end of December.
These attacks were intended to open the road to Calais and were
of the most vital importance to the Allies and cost the Germans
200,000 men.
11. The British were entrusted by General Joffre with the front
where the Germans were strongest, and they have been  subjected I
to more constant and unremitting attacks than have been delivered
by the Germans against any of the western defences.
12. After nine months fighting on the Ypres line, despite the
fact that the Germans have repeatedly hurled their best troops
against the front, the British lines are today at no point farther to
the westward than when the Germans began their assault. On
most parts of the front the British have gained ground.
13. The British have supplied 75 per cent of the men and ships
employed in the operations against the Dardanelles, and they made
the landings which are ultimately to open the way to Constantinople.
14. In addition, and until the surrender of the last German
forces in Africa, Great Britain was conducting five other overseas
campaigns���on the Sinai Peninsula, at the head of the Persian Gull,
in the Cameroons, in German Southwest Africa and German East
Africa. These were exclusive of all operations in the Orient and
in the Mediterranean.
15. The British casualties, to the date of last reports, were
330 995, an average of 13,000 a week, or almost 1,800 a day.
' All this may, of course, mean that the British have 'donenothing.'
But if it does, heaven help the Teuton allies when the British really
begin fighting."
Every garment is tailored by skilled craftsmen
with the most painstaking care. Every
operation is personally supervised, from cutting
to completion, resulting in garments that will fit
Broken Lots of
Men's   Underwear   at   Special   Prices
It's time to look over your stoves and chimneys.
Cold weather is sure to come.     See our Cook
Stoves, Heaters, Stovepipes, Etc.
Fresh  Fruits   in   season:   Apples,   Bananas,
Oranges, Lemons, etc., now on hand.
Merchant   K. S. SARGENT, LTD.
Picnic at Francois Lake        !
A Francois Lake correspondent
sends an account of a very sue-'
cessful   basket picnic and dance!
whice   was  held   on   Saturday, j
August 28.     A varied program
of sports and amusements was
carried   out,   including   races,
jumping,    shooting,    and   other
The Francois Lake orchestra
performed very creditably.
Professor G. S. Matthews gave
an exhibition of club-swinging,
and with H. Howe, entertained
the crowd with an exhibition of
T.Jeffrey and M. Tuohy lied in
the log rolling contest..
The first swimming contest,
for the championship of the district, was won by G.S.Matthews,
who also gave an exhibition of
life saving and fancy swimming.
A splendid dinner was served,
the picnic winding up with a
dance, which continued until 6
a.m., when the party embarked
on the "Francois Belle" for the
return home.
Ootsa Lake was well represented in the crowd.
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals and berth included on steamer
S.S. "Princeu Alice" or "Princeu  Sophia"   leaves Prince Rupert every
SATURDAY at 6 p. m.     S. S. "Princess Maquinna" leaves
Prince Rupert every Sunday at 6 p.m.
,    J. C, AlcNab,  Cor. 8rd Ave. and 4th St.,   Prince Rupert, B. C
The Omineca Miner is two dollars a year anywhere in Canada.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
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
raid up Capital * 1.500.000. VANCOUVER, B. C.
Black hand gangs are active in
Vancouver is agitating for an
iron and steel industry.
TAKE NOTICE that the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway Company, whose address is Winnipeg, Man., will apply for
a license to take and use 120 acre feet
per annum of water out of Mosquito
Lake, also known as Bigelow Lake.
The water will be diverted from the
Lake at a point about 1,000 feet south
of the N.W. corner of the S.W. J Lot
-1266, T.4, R.5, Coast District, and will
be used for Railway purposes. This
notice was posted on the ground on the
16th day of July, 1915.   A copy of this             -  .-	
notice and an application pursuant I tu0 lmnpvial mnferenee
thereto and to the "Water Act, 1914," |tne lmPellal conruenc.
will be filed in the office of the Water
Recorder at Hazelton, B.C. Objections
to the application may be filed with the
said Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament
Buildings, Victoria, B.C., within thirty
days after the first appearance of this
notice in a local newspaper. The date
of the first publication of this notice is
August 28, 1915.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Co., ,
Applicant, j
By H.H.Hansard, Agent
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
the interests of Germany, partly
in furnishing supplies to German
The first classes of the Uni-
  J versity of British Columbia were
India seeks representation in :opened on Thursday in temporary
Anthony Comslock,   the
anti-vice crusader, is dead.
The Sultan of Turkey has left
Constantinople for Asia Minor.
Keir Hardie,, the noted labor
politician, is dead, at Glasgow.
Hazelton Land District.        District of
Take notice that Charles F. Law, of
Vancouver, occupation broker, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at post planted on the
north shore of Tacla Lake, one mile
east of Driftwood River, thence 80
chains west, 40 chains north, 80 chains
east, 40 chains south to point of commencement, containing 320 acres more
or less.
July 24, 1915. Charles P. Law.
. Sir Robert Borden is  expected
to visit British Columbia this fall.
A general strike of all clothing
workers in Chicago began Tuesday.
British Columbia's apple production is estimated at 600,000
The season will soon be open,  and you will i
need some of the following: |
12, 16 or 20 guage shot gun  Shells, Cartridges for ��
Rifles, Shot, Powder, Wads,  Sights,  Grease, Ther- |
mos   Bottles g
SHOTGUNS                                   RIFLES I
Hunting  Coats,  With  Large  Pockets,  Only $3.50 I
j Hudson's Bay Company j
There are 131,289 foreign-born'I                                     HAZELTON, B.C. 1
voters in Canada. Of these 12,0011 oiiiiiiiiiiilinillllllllincoailllllllllliailllllllllllCOlllllllinilltOlllllllllllliaiillllllllliailllllllllllto
are  Germans   and   23,846   are,
An order for 600,000 woollen
shirts for the  Italian army has
been received by Canadian manu- j
facturers. I
It is proposed that the  British;
government collect a tax of sixty 11
per cent of all  profits on   war S
The liner Siberia arrived at'
San Francisco from the Orient
with a cargo of tea valued at
Hazelton Land District.        District of
Take notice that Frank Wooliver,
of Vancouver, occupation prospector,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted on
the north shore of Tacla Lake, one
mile east of Driftwood River, thence
south 80 chains, east 40 chains, north
80 chains, west 40 chains, to point of
commencement, containing 320 acres
more or less.
July 24, 1915. Frank Wooliver,
The Miner is two dollars a vear.
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 an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in which
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out hy the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of 86, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall he 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 fir 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 $10.0C 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.
Consumers'  League I
boycott on  German ',
111VFRY anJ VTA (7FS We are prePared to supp'y private
ILtiVLjiM   Will  OlSiVUO and  public  conveyances   day  and
night.     Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
A   tropical   hurricane   swept
Louisiana on Wednesday.     The
property loss in New Orleans was
In the five weeks ending Sept. | $2,000,000.
20,000   recruits   enlisted   in
C. P. R. officials say tourist
traffic this season broke a! 1
Fifty Haytians were killed in a
battle with American marines on
Great zinc deposits in Albemarle
township, Ontario, are to be developed.
Victoria advices say there is no
probability of an early provincial
The fire on the steamer Santa
Anna was set by Austrian passengers.
Great storms raged in Italy
this week, causing floods and
Five were iost in the foundering
of the schooner Chej boyan on
Lake Ontario.
The Providence Journal says
80 per cent of Germany's submarines have been destroyed by
the British.
The Princess Patricias, who
are brigaded with British troops,
have asked to be attached to the
Canadian division.
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
Consign  your shipments in   Our
Care  for  Storage or  Delivery.
Address ail communications to Hazelton.
Ruddy & MacKay
Three Trains Weekly
To Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, St. Paul,
Chicago, Eastern Canada & U.S., Monday, Thursday
Saturday 6:08 p.m.
THRFP RftAT\ WFFKT V To Vancouver' Victoria, Seattle,
inHEEi DUAld TTtLIVL I San Francisco San Diego Exposition
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 10:00 a. m. from Prince Rupert
Frank   Bogash Jr.,   the   first' Full particulars cheerfully furnished by Local Agent or
horse to pace a mile race in less
than two minutes, is a Canadian
horse.    His time was 1.59J.
The Dominion labor congress
appointed J. H. McVe'y to act ou
the provincial workmen's compensation commission.
! wrecked on North Island, in the
Queen Charlottes. The crew was
Dumba, the Austrian ambassador,    has   been   unconditionally
recalled from Washington, at the:    The Dominions  royal eommis-
request of the United States.       [ sion,   which  is  enquiring  into
Imperial   trade   questions,    has
suspended its work for the dura-
During September,
pounds of fish were
Prince Rupert.
landed at
A spark from a hammer ignited
a tank of gasoline at Ardmore,
Okla. In the resulting explosion
52 were killed and 200 injured.
To GeorKe Fryer and H. A. Wilson, or to any
person t persons to whom you or either of you
may have transferred your interests. Take notice
that 1, the undersifrned co-owner with you in the
North Star No. 1 and North Star No. 2 Mineral
Claims, situated on Skeena mountain, in the
Hazelton Mining; Division of Omineca District,
Province of British Columbia, have done the
required amount of work on the above mentioned
claims for the year ending August 22, 1915, in
order to hold the same under section 24 of the
Mineral Act, and If within 90 days of the publication of this notice you fall or refuBe to contribute .
$186.67, your portion of such expenditure, tojretherj
with the costs of this advertisement, your interests
in the said mineral claims will become the property
of the undersigned, under section 28 of the
Mineral Act. 62-12
Dated at Skeena Crossing, B.C., this 28th   day
of August, 1815. M.R.Jamleson, Co-owner,
The army flying school at Tor- j
onto is being removed to Bermuda
for the winter.
Canada has established sixteen
hospitals in Britain, Fiance and
the Dardanelles.
Whitefish are now being shipped in car lots from Lesser Slave
Lake to Chicago.
Notwithstanding the war, Canada's trade with South Africa
continues to increase.
The submarine enquiry requested by Premier McBride
opened at Victoria yesterday.
Government officials say the
rumor that the Dominion is to
purchase the G.T.P. is absurd.
Dr. Abrams, of San Francisco,
announces the discovery of a
machine for diagnosis of diseases.
Lieut. Ommundsen, who twice
won the King's prize for rifle
shooting, has been killed in Flanders.
A San Francisco grand jury is
probing the disposition of an
$800,000 fund which was used in
tion of the war.
Socialist agitators in Germany
are blamed for attempts to cripple
army transportation by strewing
glass and ot hcrtire-cuttingmater-
ials in the roads.
Canada's revenue for 1015 is
estimated at $183,000,000, showing a deficit of $110,000,000, more
than half ol* which is chargeable
to war expenditures.
An  accidental  fire  caused an |  "~
explosion which destroyed the A resident governor for the
Italian battleship Beneditti Biin. .Northwest Territories is to be
Three hundred lives were lost.    | appointed.     The
  ! at present governed  by  a com-
Yaqui Indians are said to have
killed eighty passengers on a
Southern Pacific Mexican train
by burning them in a hay car.
An ammunition factory at Wittenberg, Prussia, was destroyed
by an explosion, 242 workmen
being killed antl more injured.
Hazelton Coffee
Opposite Police Office
No other place
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Assay Office and Mining Office
Arls and Oralis Building, 578 Seymour Strcel
The Estate of J. O'Sullivan
Provincial Assaycrs and Chemists
Established  1807 by the late J. O'Sullivan,   F. C. S., 2(1 years  with
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for any   period from one month upward at $1 per
"      advance.   This rate includes office  con-
That Roosevelt will be a candidate for the presidency of the
United States next year is predicted by the Progressive leaders.
Every male German, Austrian
and Turk under the age of 55
residing in London has been
ordered to report for internment.
An American sailing ship, the
Vincent, was destroyed by a
German mine in the White Sea.
Three of the crew were injured.
The British government will
defray the transportation of idle
coal miners who go from Canada
to England, where miners are
A Japanese fishing boat drifted
across   the   Pacific,   and   waa
missioner at Ottawa.
"Scotty" Allen, with two hundred Alaskan dogs, has left Nome
for the battlefront in France,
where the dogs will be used during the winter campaign.
The recent slides in the Panama canal are the worst in its
history. Although ships may
pass next week, it will take 18
months to remove all the slides.
After a prolonged debate, the
Dominion trades and labor congress,   meeting  at  Vancouver,
pledged the support of organized
labor in Canada for the prosecu-i
cution of the war, without reser-!
vation, until victorious peace isj
f a*������*! frvi'isoo   nr>o   month in fiuvuiice.    HUB I
1611 ltOl IGS drc lultationa and medicines, as well as alt costs while
in the hospital. Tickets obtainable in Hazelton
at the PoBt Office or the Drujr Store; in Aldermere
from Mr. T. J. Thorp; in Telkwafrom Dr. Wallace;
or by mail from the Medical Superintendent at the
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion and British Columbia
Land Surveyors
Offices atVicto.ia, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
B. C. Affleck, Mgr.  New Hazelton.
Smithers, B.C.
Watch Repairing
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Orders may V* left al Noel k Rock's. Hajelton THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1915
The British official statement
told briefly of heavy losses inflicted on the Germans northwest of Hulloch, where heavy
German counter - attacks were
carried out during the day.
Berlin maintains that by means
of counter-attacks the Allies'
drives have been checked, with
loss, but as the Germans make
no claim of having recovered the
ground taken from them, the
indications are the Allied gains
on Saturday and Sunday have
been maintained and at some
places improved, and that the
fighting has reached the stage of
vicious attack and counter-attack
which may persist for weeks.
It is estimated that the prisoners captured by the Allies during
the rush will reach a total of more
than 23,000, but this is offset to
some extent by the German claim
that nearly 7,000 French and
British fell into their hands.
Heavy German Losses
London: A communication made
public here last night says:
"Northwest of Hulloch we repulsed a number of counter-attacks and inflicted heavy losses
on the enemy east of Loos. Our
offensive i s progressing. Our
captures now amount to 53 officers
and 2,800 men, and 18 guns and
32 machine guns. The enemy
abandoned a considerable amount
of material which has not been
classified yet.
Fighting Continues
Paris : The French official
statement made public last night
says the situation to the north of
Arras remains unmodified and
fighting in the Champagne continues. The statement adds that
the Germans began an offensive
in Argonne, but it was completely
checked, and that the German
losses were heavy.
"To the north of Arras the
enemy reacted only feebly against
the new positions occupied by our
troops. The number of prisoners
taken in that region exceeds
fifteen hundred. In Champagne
our troops are at present on a
a front taken before the second
position of the German defences
marked Hill No. 185, to the west
of the Navarrin farm, the Souain
hillock, the Tree of Hill No. 193
and the village and hillock of
"The number of cannon captured from the enemy exceeds
seventy field guns and heavy
pieces, of which twenty-three
were captured by the British."
More Trenches Taken
London: An official statement
just made public, dealing with
the operations in France on Tuesday, says that in the heavy
fighting around Loos the British
have taken exceptionally strong
German lines of trenches and
bomb-proof shelters, several hundred yards in extent. Having
taken the German second line the
British are now after the third
line of trenches. In all, more
than three thousand prisoners
were taken and 21 guns and 40
machine guns were captured and
others destroyed.
French Gain Ground
Paris :     The   French   troops
fighting on the   western   front
have   made   further   gains   of
ground east of Souchez and north
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of Massiges, and prisoners taken
include Germans recently brought
back from the Russian front,
according to the French official
statement issued last night. A
heavy artillery action is in progress in the Argonne.
In the Champagne there is no
interruption to the fighting.
Progress continues in the Artois
region, where the French captures include Hill 140, the highest
point of the Vilny range, with
300 of the Prussian guard.
North of Massiges 1000 un-
wounded  Germans surrendered.
Including killed, wounded and
prisoners, the losses of the Germans in the operations of the last
four days  exceed 120.000 men.
Many Huns Drowned
Petrograd: A report which has
been confirmed from a good quarter is that the forty-first German
army corps was overtaken by the
flooding of the Pripet marshes,
and, being unable to escape,
nearly the whole corps perished.
British Submarines Active
Stockholm: Heavy firing was
heard off the southern coast of
Sweden early yesterday. The
fog was so dense that incoming
skippers could not see what was
occurring, but it is believed that
German warships were engaged
with British submarines attempting to enter the Baltic.
In the Balkans
London: It is unofficially re
ported that railway traffic between Bulgaria and Roumania
has been stopped. Athens despatches say the Austro-German
plan is to attack Servia within
fifteen days. Bulgaria is expected to join the invasion.
The Greek government has
released Sikhs and Ghurkas who
had been interned on the sinking
of their transport.
Wilhelm Takes Command
Paris: Hurried from the eastern front by speci.il train, lhe
Kaiser has taken command of the
German defensive in Champagne
where the French today penetrated the second line of defence,
carrying the German trenches by
storm after a terrific bombardment by 500 big guns hud prepared the way. All gains are
being consolidated,
Only a Beginning
London: The general belief is
that the Allied advance in the
west is only a prelude lo vaster
operations. The great struggle
today is for Lens, which is the key
to Lille. The Allies hold high
ground, and the capture of the
position is confidently anticipated.
Greece Takes Part
London: The government of
Greece today announced its decision to enter the war on the
side of the Entente.
In Bucharest there is a strong
popular demand that Roumania
follow the example of Greece in
siding with the Allies.
A wholesome effect throughout
the Balkans has been caused by
Sir Edward Grey's strong ultimatum to Bulgaria. Czar Ferdinand
no longer desires to join the
Athens: General mobilization
has been ordered. The chamber
has authorized a war loan of
Servia is reported to have 600-
000 men in the field and is prepared to meet any offensive from
French Hold New Ground
Paris: Continuous fighting has
been in progress all day on the
heights between Souchez and
Vilya, where the Allied forces
have maintained all their positions, according to the official
communication issued by the
French war office last night.
The text of the statement follows:
"Throughout the day battles
have continued on the heights of
Souchez and Vilya and we have
maintained all the new positions
"In Champagne the struggle is
still violent before the positions
to which the enemy have fallen
back as well as for the reduction
of a salient to the north of Mesil,
where parties of Germans still
hold out. We have made progress on the slopes of the Tahure
hill and in the neighborhood of
the village and also to the north
of Massiges. A bombardment of
of some intensity on both sides
has developed in the forest of
Russians Capture Trenches
Petrograd: The official statement from headquarters last night
reads: "The village of Nowo
Alexiniec was thrice altacked by
the enemy on Tuesday under
cover of a hurricane of artillery
fire. The enemy was repulsed
on every occasion by the Russian
concentrated artillery and rifle
"In the region of Kouporchine
on the Stripa, west of Tarnapol,
there was progressive artillery
fire. In the course of the terrible
lighting tne Russians occupied
enemy's trenches and also one of
his fortified positions west of
Ciiodac Zukow. In continuation
of a further offensive the Russians
rushed to the attack, after strong
artillery preparation, and clearing
the entanglements, captured the
enemy's trenches east of Koup-
that losses in the week's fighting
have been staggering.
Hostilities in Balkans
Turin: Several clashes have
occurred on the Servian-Bulgarian
frontier. At Tritchouke a Bulgarian patrol attacked Servian
sentries and Bulgarians crossed
into Servia.
Bulgarian troops are entrenching and erecting barbed wire on
the frontier.
Servia has offered Greece parts
of Macedonia if the Greeks will
join the Serviansagainst Bulgaria.
Roumania is mobilizing against
Anti-Teutonic riots have occurred in Sofia, the capital of
Bulgaria. Many were killed and
wounded in a conflict with the
military police.
War Notes
Petrograd: Further successes
have attended the Russian operations, the Germans being pushed
back twenty-five miles.
Rome: On the Austrian front
additional gains by the Italian
forces are reported.
Paris: The number of Austro-
German troops concentrated on
the Servian frontier is estimated
a t 500,000. O f these 330,000 are
Saloniki: The Germans are
employing 30,000 laborers to
strengthen the Tchatalja (European Turkey) fortifications.
Battering the Enemy
London: The French are bearing the brunt of the fighting in
the west today, sweeping the
second German line in Champagne
wiih a terniic artillery lire, their
aviators dropping bombs on rail
ways and stations, preventing the
bringing up of German reinforcements.
The British armies on the lighting line number a million, to
which 500,000 more troops will
be added. The flower of the
British army is hammering at
Lens, the key to the enemy's
communications. Lord Kitchener has instructed the British
commanders to exhaust every
human endeavor to pierce the
German lines.
The battle of Loos was one of
the most glorious in British history, the troops facing scores of
machine guns in a hand-to-hand
battle in the streets, lasting for
hours. The cellars were filled
with dead when the British finished the work with bayonets.
Lieut.-General Capper and Major-
General Thesiger were killed.
Most of the German lines in
the west are menaced by the
Allies' offensive. Advices from
the headquarters of Joffre and
French and from Berlin  show
Organization for the season
was the chief business at the
annual meeting of Hazelton Fire
Association, held in St. Andrew's
Hall on Tuesday evening.
R. S. Sargent, chief of the fire
brigade, reported that the engines
and apparatus were in good condition.     The year had  been a
fortunate one  for the  brigade,
there having been no serious fires.
It was decided to ask the pro-
'vincial government for a contri-
j bution to the funds of theorgan-
' izition.
I    A request for the election  of
[fire  wardens  for the town was
j addressed to Government Agent
Owing to the absence of Secretary Hicks Beach, who has en-
' listed, the secretary's report was
!not presented, but will be considered at an adjourned meeting,
! to be held next Tuesday evening,
i at 8:30.
A. IL Macdonald was re-elected
l president, It. E, Allen vice-presi-
Ident and R. S. Sargent fire chief.
i The company captains and sec-
1 retary will be chosen at next
j Tuesday's meeting.
The ladies of the W. A. acknowledge the following contributions to their Red Cross work.
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Chow Wing
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Lee Jackman
Peder Jensen
James E. Kirby .
F. R. Law
Sam Lee .
H. H. Little
R. E. Loring
James Mead
A. R. Macdonald
G. W. McKay     .
A. E. Player
Charles Reid
J. C. Rock
R. A. Sampare   .
W. S. Sargent    .
P. H. Sheehan    .
E. J. Soal
Wm. Ware
F. E. Willett      .
Cecil Wright
Dr. H. C. Wrinch
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