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THE LEADING WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA
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VOL. V, NO. 47
HAZELTON, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1916
PRICE $2.00 A YEAR
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LIBERALS HOLD MEETING
Brewster, Macdonald et al Tell
Hazelton Audience About
Plugging Case
The Liberal leaders, in their
pilgrimage through the province,
arrived in Hazelton on Wednesday evening and addressed a
meeting in Assembly Hall. There
was a good attendance and the
speakers were given an attentive
hearing, with few interruptions.
The local supporters of the opposition, scattered through the
audience, gave a fair imitation of
enthusiasm.
After introductory remarks by
the chairman, H. F. Glassey, T.
D: Pattullo, one of the Prince
Rupert triumvirate which will
represent the northern constituencies if the Liberals have their
way, spoke briefly, and was followed by M. A. Macdonald, of
Vancouver, whose reception showed that his followers accepted his
explanation of his connection
with the plugging episode. While
he indulged in his usual vituperation against the administration
and the Conservatives, Mr. Mac-
donald's principal theme was
the scandal which marked his
election to the legislature in February. As in previous speeches,
he charged that the pluggers
who came from Seattle to vote
for him were hired by Conservatives; evidently holding the German theory that attack is the
best method of defence. He
frequently declared that the Liberals wanted to go into detail,
but was careful to avoid detail in
his sketchy treatment of the
evidence in the plugging case.
H. C. Brewster made a lengthy
speech, dealing, like the others,
with the alleged iniquities and
shortcomings of the administration. Like the others, also, he
neglected to offer anything further than criticism, leaving independent hearers with the impression that the opposition, while
using the most extreme latitude
in its criticism of the government,
has still no constructive policy.
A. M. Manson, the Prince Rupert lawyer who aspires to represent Omineca district in the next
legislature, also spoke.
The party held a meeting in
New Hazelton on Thursday morning, before leaving for the Bulk-
ley Valley in motor cars.
ALLIES CAPTURE MORE GROUND
CONTINUED SUCCESS ON THE SOMME
-RUSSIANFORCES STILL ADVANCING
London : The British line
north of Bazentin and Longueval
has been pushed forward to For-
eaux wood. During the night
the enemy counter-attacked after
an intense bombardment with
gas shells, and succeeded in effecting an entry into the northern part of the wood, but failed
to dislodge us from the southern
half.
Elswhere there is no change.
The battle continues without
intermission between Leipzic redoubt on the west and Delville
wood on the east.
with the bayonet.
Between Soissons and Rheims
the French penetrated a German
trench, clearing it of its defenders.
On the Verdun front artillery
was active on both sides in the
vicinity of Chattancourt and
Fleury.
French aeroplanes successfully
bombarded stations at Conflans,
Mars - la - Tour, Longuyon and
Brieulels.
be a year or more distant, adding
"for the German grows stronger
when once more driven back
upon his own admirable home
railway system."
Petrograd: The Russians have
captured the town of Gumusk-
hanch, forty-five miles southwest
of Trebizond.
Paris: The positions captured
yesterday by French south of the
Somme were subjected to a vigorous counter attack during the
night. The Germans charged
the French lines south of Soye-
court, but they suffered heavy
losses and were driven back In
disorder.
A strong German detachment
which advanced to the attack in
the Chaulnes region was repulsed
Paris: The French forces have
captured the entire first line of
German positions extending from
Estrees to the height of Verman-
dovillers. They have also taken
on both sides of the river about
29,000 prisoners in today's engagement.
Vienna: Under the pressure
of Russian attacks, the Austro-
Hungarians have been compelled
to withdraw from their positions
on the Lipa and Styr.
London: The Morning Post's
Petrograd correspondent, while
exulting in the success of the
Russian push, declares that experts in Petrograd believe final
victory over Germany  may yet
Rome: A decree has been
issued placing the persons and
' property of Germans on the same
footing as Austro - Hungarians.
A declaration of war on Germany
is expected. The Italians may
fight beside the British and
French on the western front.
Washington: Three Americans
were members of the crew of the
British steamer Yser, reported
sunk by a German submarine.
DETAILS OF NEW
PLAN FOR IRELAND
Bulkley Bridge Ordered
The public works department
has issued orders for the construction of the bridge over the
Bulkley river at the site of the
Hazelton ferry, and this very
necessary work will be under
way in a very short time. It is
expected that the structure will
be completed before the ice
forms.
Coming Event*
August 4���Second War Anniversary.
Patriotic Concert, Assembly Hall.
Sept. 14���Provincial General Election.
Sept. 15-16���Hazelton Agricultural &
Industrial Fair. '
London,July 10:-The complete
details of Lloyd George's scheme
for permanent Home Rule for
Ireland have been published.
The following are the principal
features:
First���An Irish house of Commons will be constituted by the
transfer to the Irish parliament
of seventy-eight members now
sitting in the English Commons
for the twenty-six Home Rule
counties. (The total Irish representation in the Imperial House
of Commons is one hundred and
three, of which twenty-three
members sit for the six Ulster
counties provisionally excluded
from Home Rule.)
Second���Of the seventy-eight
members to be transferred to the
Irish House of Commons seventy-
six are Nationalists or Independents, while two are Unionists,
namely, Sir Edward Carson and
J. H. M. Campbell, attorney-
general for Ireland. These two
represent Trinity College,  Dub-
102nd in England
In an extremely interesting
letter to his parents, Fred Field,
son of Rev. John Field, gives an
account of the journey to England of the 102nd Battalion, in
which he is serving as a lance-
corporal. The men of the corps,
in which a score of Hazelton men
enlisted, arrived at Liverpool In
good health and spirits, notwithstanding the inevitable discomforts of a long and tedious trip.
The 102nd was inspected at
Ottawa by the Duke of Connaught
and Sir Sam Hughes, who were
much pleased with the appearance oi the battalion, which, in
physique and esprit de corps, is
quite up to the high standard of
British Columbia units.
(Continued on Page Pour)
Wounded Soldier Returns
J. R. Barker, who left Hazelton soon after the declaration of
war, and wept to England to
enlist in the 2nd Battalion when
he found he was too late to join
the first B.C. contingent, arrived
yesterday from Esquimalt. He
is on furlough from the military
hospital, not having recovered
from his wounds, but is looking
very well.'
AUCTION SALE OF
SURPLUS STOCK
At a public meeting of settlers
held at Telkwa on Saturday last,
it was resolved to hold a public
auction of livestock of all descriptions at Telkwa on Labor
Day, Sept. 4. This auction will
give the settlers of the Bulkley
Valley a convenient opportunity
to market their surplus holdings
and the outside public some
knowledge of what is being done
in the way of raising stock in
this portion of province. In addition to the auction it is intended to provide entertainment,
which will take the form of a
barbecue, horse races, baseball,
and other sports.
The following is the executive
committee in charge of the arrangements: A. J. Prudhomme,
F. M. Dockrill, W. Croteau, Gus
Timmermei8ter, T. J. Thorp.
Hughes Exonerated
Ottawa, July 22:���The Meredith-Duff commission, which investigated the munitions contracts, has issued its report.
Sir Sam Hughes is exonerated.
Allison is censured.
LOCAL NEWS PARAGRAPHS
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Bring in your ore exhibits for
the Hazelton fair.
E. C. Annis left yesterday for
a visit to Edmonton.
J. J. Whalen, of Vancouver,
was here on Tuesday.
Miss Sisco has returned from a
visit to the Bulkley Valley.
F. W. Dowling arrived from
Prince Rupert last evening.
A. Griswold and W. H. Elder
came down from Telkwa yesterday.
A. H. Pleiman, the coal operator, was down from Seaton yesterday.
Shel. Robinson, district game
warden, is on his way to Francois Lake.
John Laribee.a Yukon pioneer,
who is located in Prince George,
is visiting Hazelton.
J. Volney Lewis.of New Brunswick, N. J., was among the week's
visitors in Hazelton.
Mrs. (Dr.) Wrinch is visiting
relatives on the prairie, with
her three yougest children.
The 103rd Battalion, of which
Rev. F. L. Stephenson is chaplain, is on its way to England.
Miss Tallander, of the Hospital
staff, left on Tuesday for a visit
to her home in Prince Rupert.
D. B. Morkill. B.C.L.S., has
completed the survey of the Debenture group and returned with
his crew on Tuesday.
Mrs. Peel and Miss Elaine
Peel, of Grenfell, Sask., are
visiting at the home of R. S.
Sargent, Mrs. Peel's brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Mennie returned
from the coast on Monday, leaving on Thursday for their home
at Babine, where Mr. Mennie is
in charge of the Hudson's Bay
post.
Mrs. H. W. Sharpe has received a letter from her husband, who
is with the 102nd, saying that
the Battalion is comfortably located at Borden Camp. Hampshire.
The 56th Howitzer Battery, in
which H. C. Kinghorn, A. A.
McDonald, and H. M. Mathews
are serving, is expected to leave
Petawawa camp for England
shortly.
District Polling Places
In the forthcoming election
there will be polling places at the
following points in Omineca electoral district: Babine Bost, Burns
Lake, Endako, Francois Lake
(North), Francois Lake (South),
Glentanna. Hazelton, Houston,
Hubert, Kispiox Lake Kathlyn,
Manson Creek, New Hazelton,
Ootsa Lake (Central Settlement),
Ootsa Lake (Wvst Settlement),
Rocher de Boule, Skeena Crossing,
Smithers, North Bulkley, South
Bulkley, Telkwa. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1916
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
American bankers will lend
France $100,000,000.
The German emperor has retired seven generals.
Canadian nickel is to be refined in Nova Scotia.
B.C. lumber mills are again
running at full capacity.
The Japanese Empire claims a
population of 71,000,000.
Canada will export 200,000,000
pounds of cheese this year.
An earthquake caused great
damage at Fiume, Austria.
Great Britain's war expenditure is over $30,000,000 a day.
There were fourteen deaths
from heat in Detroit last week.
In 1916 British Columbia will
produce $35,000,000 in  minerals.
Several men were shot and injured in a strike riot in Seattle.
A Laredo despatch says many
Americans are returning to .viex-
ico.
Shipments of ore to Trail smelter since Jan. 1 total over 250,000
tons.
Gotch, the wrestler, broke a
leg in an exhibition bout at Kenosha, Wis.
The British Red Cross has
81,000 workers, of whom 57,000
are women.
An outbreak of meningitis at
Sydney, N. S. W., alarms the
authorities.
Since the war began $188,000,-
000 in British gold has been sent
to New York.
Stony Mountain Indians have
made the Duke of Connaught a
chief their tribe.
Mayor Stewart, of Victoria, is
now minister of finance in the
provincial government.
Shipment of liquor over the
U. S. government railway in
Alaska has been prohibited.
Kaiser Wilhelm has awarded
more than 400,000 iron crosses
since thebeginning of the  war.
It is reported that the second
and third Canadian contingents
are to be armed with the Lee-
Enfield rifle.
It has been proved that the
great German dreadnaughts Kaiser and Kronprinz were sunk in
the Jutland battle.
U. S. Ambassador Morgenthau
has resigned from his post at
Constantinople. He is succeeded
by Abraham Elkus.
Sir Roger Casement's appeal
against the sentence of death
was dismissed by the British
court of criminal appeal.
The German submarine campaign was evidently resumed on
Saturday, when a British steamer
was sunk without warning.
Organized labor in England has
agreed to postpone the August
holidays, to avoid interference
with the output of munitions.
A British court has awarded
owners of the American steamer
Wilhelmina ��78,400. The vessel
was seized as a prize by a British
warship.
Sir George Paish, Sir Harry
Drayton, and Alfred H. Smith
have been appointed commissioners to enquire into the condition
of the Canadian railways. Their
investigations may lead to nationalization of the transcontinental
lines.
Infantile paralysis, which has
heen epidemic in New York,
shows signs of decrease. Cases I
have appeared in several Cana-1
dian cities.
France has called to the colors |
all able-bodied men of 47 and 48,
excepting those engaged in munitions factories or as farmers or
farm laborers.
Spanish railwaymen have refused to arbitrate theirdifferences
with their employers. The government will take steps to terminate the dispute.
The prairie provinces are swept
by storms this week, Several
deaths have been reported and
great property loss has been
caused. A number of granaries
have been blown down.
An Amsterdam despatch says
that four battleships, four battle
cruisers, two older battleships,
and four smaller cruisers of the
German fleet are undergoing repairs in German shipyards, as a
result of damage inflicted by the
British fleet in the Jutland battle.
The Seydlitz, which was sunk,
has since been salvaged.
The German submarine merchantman Deutschland is about
315 feet long, 30 feet wide, and
was drawing 17 feet when she
entered Virginia Capes. The
submersible is propelled by two
Deisel engines of 600 horsepower
each and makes close to fourteen
knots an hour. She is larger
than the average freight steamer
and makes a speed of about three
knots in excess of the speed
attained by the average freighter.
TELEPHONE! TELEPHONE!
You can save time and money and increase your business by having
a Telephone in your Office.
IT IS CHEAPER TO TALK THAN TO TRAVEL
You can save time and increase your comfort by having aTelephone
in your home.
IT IS EASIER TO TALK THAN TO WRITE
Highway  Bridge,   Nechaco  River, I
Prince George, B. C. j The Farmer and the Miner can do business with the Merchant in a
minute with the Telephone.
Get a Telephone, and then use it
BUSINESS PHONES $5; HOME PHONES $2.50,per month
Estimates for mines on application.
Value of Farm Lands
The average value of farm land
in Canada is $38.90 per acre, according to figures just compiled
by the Bureau of Census and
Statistics at Ottawa. These figures include all land used for
agricultural purposes of any kind,
whetherimproved or unimproved,
and the value of housts, barns,
and other farm buildings. The
average value per acre thus estimated is as follows for each of
the Canadian provinces: British
Columbia, $125; Ontario, $52.49;
Quebec, $51.36; Prince Edward
Island, $37.64; Manitoba, $30.36;
Nova Scotia, $28; Saskatchewan,
$24.20; Alberta, $23.15; New
Brunswick, $22.48. The exceptionally high figure reached in
British Columbia is due to the
flourishing condition of the fruit-
raising industry, while the good
showing of Ontario and Quebec
is attributed to intensive and
well developed farming methods.
(Navigable  Waters  Protection   Act,"
R.S.C., Chapter 115.)
���"THE Hon. Thomas Taylor, Minister
* of Public Works, gives notice that
he has, under section 7 of the said Act,
deposited with the Minister of Public
Works at Ottawa, and in the office of
the District Registrar of the Land
Registry District of Kamloops, at
Kamloops, a description of the site and
plans of a highway bridge proposed to
be built in the Nechako River near
River Avenue and Montreal Street,
Prince George, B.C.
And take notice that after the expiration of one month from the date of the
first publication of this notice, the
Hon. Thomas Taylor will, under section
7 of the said Act, apply to the Minister
of Public Works at his oflice in the City
of Ottawa for approval of the said site
and plans, and for leave to construct
the said highway bridge.
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this 21st
day of March, 1916.
T. TAYLOR,
Minister of Public Works.
Department of Public Works, 44-7
Victoria, B.C., 21st March, 1916.
We shall be glad to hear from you.
NORTHERN TELEPHONE COMPANY
[Under New Management]
HEAD OFFICE
HAZELTON
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Enquiries and inspection of samples solicited
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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
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 wnich
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 accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable
output of the mine at the rate of five
cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the fi*l quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at,
the rate of $10.OC 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.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B. ���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
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Welch's Grape Juice 3 bots. for   $1.00
Kia-Ora (Juice of Lemons)    per bottle       .65
Assorted Soft Drinks 3 bots. for       .25
ALE:    Barclay's, pints, per doz   $2.00
BEER: Victoria, Phoenix, qts. per doz     3.00
Schlitz, "     "    "       4.50
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CANADIAN  PACIFIC RAILWAY
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
For VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA   and   SEATTLE
S.S. "Princeaa Maquinna" leavea Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
S.S. "Princeaa Alice", "Princeaa Sophia" or "Princeaa Charlotte"
leavea Prince Rupert July 8th, 12th, ISth, 19th,
22nd, 26th; 29th.
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The deepest mine in the world
is said to be the St. John del Rey,
the lowest workings of which are
at a vertical depth of 5,711 feet.
The Village Deep, on the Rand,
is worked to a depth of 7,500
feet on the incline.
The mint in France is coining
eight times more silver than it
did in peace times.
STUART J. MARTIN
I       Provincial Assayer
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,iir|      RAILWAY   and   STEAMSHIP   LINES.
TttlV'^Sgl Steamers sailing between Skagway,  Juneau,
^jSffffl Wrangell, Ketchikan, Anyox, Prince Rupert,
MlH'liLj Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, etc.
V'tf^nrSl ��� Leave Prince Rupert: for Vancouver,Victoria,Seattle,
MlMflai^ Monday and Saturday, at   10.00  A. M.     For  Anyox,
llfl**^^^ Friday.at 10.00 a.m.  For Ketchikan,Wrangell,Juneau,
Skagway, Wednesday, at 12 noon.
Arrive Prince Rupert: from Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, Wednesday and Friday, at6:30 A.M. From Anyox, Saturday, at 3.00 A.M. From
Skagway,  Juneau, Wrangell, Ketchikan, Monday, at(>;00A.M.
Eastbound trains leave Hazelton: Passenger, Monday, Wednesday,
Friday, at 6:08 P.M. Mixed Saturday, at 8:04 P. M. Wayfreight Wednesday, Saturday, at 12:45 P. M.
Westbound trains leave Hazelton: Passenger Tuesday, Friday and
Sunday, at 10:28 a. m. Mixed Thursday, at 6:37 A. M. Wayfreight
Tuesday, Saturday, at 11:15 A. M.
Connections made between Trains and Steamers.
For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific Agent.or to
G. A. McNicholl.Asit. Gen. Freight and Paaaenger Agent, Prince Rupert, B.C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JULY 22. 1916
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Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
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Vol. V.
Saturday. July 22, 1916.
No. 47
SOLDIERS NEED
THEIR TOBACCO
Evidence substantiating the British claim of victory in the
Jutland naval battle continues to accumulate, despite the efforts of
the Germans to conceal their losses. The enemy fleet which
retreated before the British warships is hidden from sight at
Wilhelmshaven.   As a neutral writer says:
"They have truth imprisoned in Wilhelmshaven, but the order
is, 'No callers.' We have seen the 'defeated' British fleet, and thei
ships which the Germans say are at the bottom of the sea. Why
may we not be allowed to see the 'victorious' German fleet? Why
has Wilhelmshaven been stricken by the plague?" Stricken it has
been, they are convinced, but by a trouble other than would call
for isolation of a victorious fleet.
The curtain of silence did not descend upon Wilhelmshaven
swiftly enough to satisfy the German naval authorities, and it is
interesting to collect the information which leaked out from there
in the first twelve hours after the battle and trickled to neutral
ports, and place it with such information as has been cast on the
sands by the tides that wash the coast of Jutland. Neutrals were
confident as to the sinking of the great battle cruiser Lutzow long
before the German authorities had come to the conclusion that
"military reasons" for witholding the truth might cease to apply.
To neutrals we owe the facts of the destruction of the cruiser
Elbirig, and their laughttr over the German efforts to attribute the
loss of the cruiser to any agency other than the British gunnery which
wiped her off the German navy list has not yet died away. Taking
the other ships in the order of their importance, the list of vessels
which have figured in neutral statements since the battle, and still
figure in these, constitutes in itself a serious call to the German
government to reassure its friends and disabuse the minds of its
neighbors of any false impressions which may be entertained. The
large battle cruiser Hindenburg is reported torpedoed by a British
destroyer; caps bearing the name Hindenburg have been washed
up on the coast of Jutland. The Tiger pounded a battle cruiser,
believed to be the Derfflinger, in the course of that action; via the
Netherlands, ex Wilhelmshaven. there comes a statement that the
Derfflinger, disabled and battered, sank while being towed in.
The Seydlitz, "or her ghost," was seen on fire during the
race of the German ships for shelter. That was the second occasion
upon which she presented a glowing picture to the British battle
cruiiir squadron. Concerning her there are now two reports. The
first is that she is down; the second that she was towed in, quite
disabled. The Pommern, a vessel which hired the name of a small
cruiser sunk in the Baltic, turns out to be one of the finest fighting
ships in the German navy,and is believed to have been the Salamis,
a first line ship carrying fourteen-inch guns, which was being built
in Germany to the order of a Mediterranean neutral when the war
broke out. Neutrals were early with the news that she had been
destroyed. Other heavy ships reported upon aretheOst Friesland,
believed sunk- a Danish report from German survivors of other
snips; the Thuringien���caps being bearing that name have been
washed ashore on the Danish coast; the Konig, battleship, badly
damaged and out of action meantime; the Kaiserin, battleship,
reported from Wilhelmshaven sources as sunk by a British destroyer; has already raised in Canada up
the Rheinland, battleship, similarly reported as badly battered and
out of action for a considerable time to come; the Frankfurt,
cruiser, in like condition. There is no doubt of course, as to the
loss of the German cruisers Elbing, Weisbaden, Frauenich and
Rostok.
The number of enemy destroyers sent to the bottom, whilst a
matter of slight importance as compared with the state of his heavy
ships, in view of his resources in destroyers, is a matter towards
the ascertaining of which the neutrals have been directing a great
deal of attention. Danish reports are agreed that the number is
about seventeen. From the Netherlands, and from sources which
are in close commercial touch with the enemy, comes theassurance
that the number is certainly not less than that.
Among the many papers left
by Richard Harding Davis, the
brilliant American war correspondent and author, his brother
discovered the followingmessage,
written apparently a few days
previous to his death:
"Men at home who breathe
tobacco smoke as freely as they
breathe air, cannot know how
much tobacco means to the man
in the trenches, or rather, how
much the loss of it means. During the Spanish-American war,
in the U. S. army regulations,
tobacco was officially,classified as
'Officers'Supplies.' It was considered a luxury.
"When I cabled from Cuba
that our soldiers in Cuba needed
tobacco, my appeal was ridiculed j
and I was asked if our soldiers
did not also want silk pajamas
and eau-de-cologne. The man
who had never gone without tobacco, and who could fill his
pouch or case at the street corner, still considered it a luxury.
"It was Sir Frederick Treves,
during the South African war,
who made people understand
that, for the soldiers, tobacco
was a necessity. A man can
hunger, he can suffer cold, fatigue
and wounds; these things he can
endure if he can smoke.
"1 have been a looker-on of
seven wars, and I find it so with
each of them and with men of all
races. Give them tobacco and
there is no hardship that they
will not cheerfully suffer. So
with the purpose of your fund, I,
for one, am heartily in accord.
"If the glorious record of the
Canadian troops has been made
on short rations of tobacco, we
may feel confident that well supplied with it they will in a short
lime be in Berlin, which is the
heartfelt wish of
Richard Harding Davis."
The above is the testimony of a
man who has been through seven
wars,and who himself personally
knows a soldier's needs. No
comment is necessary on our
part. That great Imperial institution, the Over-seas Club, is
endeavoring to supply the needs
of the Empire's soldiers from
overseas. It has organized Canada's Tobacco Fund for the comfort of our Canadian soldiers.and
r
Or, as'John Wanamaker once
stated it in another way, "Advertising is no game for a quitter."
Cheese factories of the United
States annually produce 4 pounds
for each inhabitant of the country.
wards of $130,000 for this purpose.
Unfortunately, the money being subscribed is insufficient to
provide each Canadian soldier
with a weekly tobacco supply,
and an earnest appeal is made
for more funds.
Readers who desire to aid in
this good work will find a subscription list at the government
office, or may remit to the government agent, S. H. Hoskins,
Hazelton. The smallest contributions will be welcomed.
It is a criminal offence to throw
broken bottles on a public road.
HAZELTON
The Distributing Point
for the Great Northern
Interior
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
e
mer
Hazelton, B. C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1916
THE MINER WAR BULLETINS
MON, JULY 17
of  100 officers  and men surrendered to  the  British,   who had
steadily closed   in   upon   them,
British forces U8'nK bombs and trench mortars.
groups of the attacking forces
spread along the canal on the
east side of Biaches, where fighting continues.
Petrograd: The Russians have
crossed the Carpathians and are
now a day's march into Hungary.
A Russian victory over the
Teutonic forces resulted in the
enemy being driven across the
Lipa in greatest disorder.     Our
30
tf'
FRl.,JULY21
London:     The	
have held all ground gained  in The Germans were short of food.
Friday's advance and taken two ( Paris: Germans made two at-
or three sectors of trenches in. tacks in Lorraine last night,
the German second line. This is delivered at a point southeast of
the latest from the front iniNomeny. West of Fleuiy, French
France. i made  more progress,   and took
Two thousand prisoners were j three machine guns. A raid on i troops took 13,000 prisoners,
captured in the last advance and! a trench in the Champagne by \m^, and a quantity of supplies,
at one point the British are four Russian troops was successfully ! Havre' Belgian troops operat-
miles beyond the German first j carried out, causing heavy losses' jng. jn German East Africa have
line, which they crossed 13 days to the Germans. 'reached  the shore  of Lake Vie-
ago.    In all ten thousand prison-     On the Verdun front the night j-0,.ja   anc|  jn  a seven-hour en-1
ers and quantities of war material | was comparatively calm, except I gage'ment, f0Ught on July 7, they
have fallen into the hands of the (in the, vicinity of Hill 304, where j dispersed the Germans opposing:
British.    After   a   breach   was rifle firing was brisk. | their advance,taking the German j
made in the second German line, j    The Germans are attempting, commandant prisoner and inflict-:
cavalry detachments, English and ! to hinder the organization of new. jng a numuer 0f losses on the
Indian,had their first opportunity I French positions at Biaches and enemy>
of the war.     They  swept clear Hill 97.
through   the   Germans,   turned,    Petrograd:     The Russians are
around, and charged back again, j continuing their successful   ad-
capturing many prisoners.     All ��� vance  in the region of the lower
tidings from  correspondents at|Lipa.     The number of prisoners     Saloniki:   There is violent can-
the front and from wounded show j taken  by the Russians in Volh'y-' nonading along the whole Maee-
that plans have been well worked  nia yesterday was 13,000.    After | donian front.   An Allied offensive
out and executed.     The  results five  weeks of hard  fighting, aj is looked for.
have exceeded the nation's high-1 comparative lull has set in on the I    French and British aeroplanes
I act with the Irish Commons dur-
11 ing  the   temporary settlement,
'thus safeguarding the interests
Paris:     French attacks in the;of the Unionists.
Somme region were delivered last i    Fifth-The  temporary   settle-
night on both sides of the  river, j ment is M continue until one year
On  the north   bank trenches in I   ,. ���   .,    .       .    ..       ...
���    ,.       . .      , latter the termination of the war.
Hardicourt sector were captured,!
while south of the river all the'At that time the whole arrange-
German front line trenches be-! ment will come under the review
tween Barleux and Soyecourt fell j of the great Imperial conference
Rome: The Italians have made
'further advances, notwithstand-
ling vigorous opposition.
est expectations.
The Allied offensive on the
Somme has overshadowed all
other righting on the western
front; but for it one would  have
Russian   front.      However,   the|,,"��'ned  part   of   the   Bulgarian
texture of what is called a lull is
shot through with many threads
of the fiercest conflict, as'on the
Stokhod; in Volhyuia, where the
heard more of the engagement j guns are steadily booming; and
of a month ago, in which the! on General Scherbacheff's front
Canadians were as severely test- in the angle between the lower
ed as ever before. Their gallant i Stripa and the Dniester, where
conduct seems to have been bet-1 the Austrians are dealing fierce
ter recognised in England than j counter-attacks and where the
at home. i Russians have taken 2,000  more
Paris: On the right bank of
the Meuse there has been a violent bombardment on both sides,
in the sector ol Fleury. On the
rest of the French front there
has been no event of importance.
On the Belgian line there has
has been tremendous artillery
activity. Attacks on Belgian
outposts have been repulsed.
Petrograd:     Intense   fighLing
continues in the Stokhod regioni j (f
The conditions are unchanged.
Grand Duke Nicholas continues
his advance in the Caucasus,
where more prisoners and supplies have been captured.
Rome: The Italian advance in
the Isonzo continues.
The Italian destroyer Impetu-
oso was torpedoed in the Adriatic.
The crew was saved.
The fire which destroyed King
prisoners.
Washington: There will be no
patrol of American warships off
the Virginia coast to see that the
Allied cruisers awaiting the re-
ppearance of the German submarine Deutschland stay outside
the three-mile limit. Secretary
Daniels said that the U.S. asstini-
its territorial waters would not
be violated by Allied men of-war.
^=
WED., JULY 19
J
London: Thick mist and incessant rain still interfere with our
operations in the neighborhood
of the Somme, but to the north
of Ovillers we made substantial
progress last night on a front of
1000 yards. The enemy was
driven out of several strongly defended points and we captured
Constantino's palace is raging I prisoners and six machine guns,
still and may reach Athens.) Near Wytschaete (Belgium)
Many lives have been lost. I we made a successful   raid  into trians' reai
crops in the vicinity of Monastir.
Berlin: Germany will openly
resume submarine warfare, despite her assurances to the United
States.
f
THURS., JULY 20
J
London: The Germans,heavily-
reinforced, followed up an intense
artillery fire by delivering infantry attacks in dense formation
against the British line in the
Somme region. The enemy succeeded in penetrating the northern outskirts of Longueval and a
portion of Delville wood. There-
were very heavy losses on both
sides.
A later despatch from the army
headquarters says the British
troops recovered the lost ground.
Terrific lighting continues.
Paris: French troops have
made progress in the Verdun
sector. There has been hand
grenade fighting in the vicinity
of Fleury. A German raid in the
region of Paschendael and north
of the Aisne was checked.
Petrograd: The Russian army
under General Letchicky, which
crossed the Carpathians and has
penetrated a day's march into
Hungary,is threatening the Aus-
into French hands. The trenches
captured on the north bank run
from Halecourt Mamelon to east
of Hardecourt, along the railway
from Combles to Clery. Four
hundred prisoners were taken.
In the Verdun region there
was a continuous bombardment
of Avocourt and Chattancourt
sectors on the left bank of the
Meuse, with a grenade engagement northeast of Hill 304. On
the east bank of the Meuse the
French progressed west of Thiaumont earthworks, while south of
Fleury they took a strongly fortified German position and 150
prisoners. A German aeroplane
was brought down in the Somme
region east of Peronne.
In Champagne French troops
penetrated a German trench north
of Auberine.
which is to be held to adjust the
government of the Empire.
Sixth���The framework of Irish
finance in the Home Rule Act will
not be altered, but some increase
will be made in the sum to be
transferred to Irish revenues
from the Imperial treasury.
Seventh���Anew lord-lieutenant
will shortly be appointed as preliminary to the adoption of the
new arrangement.
A Free Rifle
R. Cunningham & Son, Ltd.,
request that all holders of keys
in the competition for the handsome rifle which is to be awarded
to some fortunate customer, bring
their keys to the store as soon as
possible. The holder of the key
that unlocks the padlock will be
presented with the rifle.       **
Washington : The German
submarine Deutschland is loading
at Baltimore for her return
journey.
C
TUES., JULY 18
1
-J
London : We have broken
through and are beyond the German second line on a front of
two and a half miles.
The British yesterday captured
a German trench in the neighborhood of Pozieres. German
second line positions northwest
of Bazentine-le-Grand wood have
been stormed and captured by
the British.the positions captured
extending over a front of 1500
yards. ,
A strongly held position at
Waterlot farm,east of Longueval,
was also captured by the British,
mr.i,fc temaining strongholds of
the Germans in Ovillers and La-
boiselle also were taken.   A total
the German trenches. Opposite
Cuinchy (Northern France) a
similar attempt by the enemy
was frustrated by our lire.
The Germans have recaptured
a part of Longueval.
Greek and Italian steamers
have been torpedoed by German
submarines.
A German destroyer has captured the British steamer Adams,
off the Swedish coast.
Constantinople reports say that
three Russian transports have
been torpedoed in the Black Sea
and a fourth driven ashore.
Paris: The Germans made an
attack last night on the French
line south of the Somme and
gained ground in the vicinity of
Biaches.
A German infantry attack was
delivered against the French
positions from Biaches to La
Maisonette. Several attempts to
take La Maisonette failed, with
heavy losses to the Germans; but
Austro - German forces have
evacuated a large area southwest
of Lutsk. The' road to Lemberg
is now open.
Rome: 'lhe Italians have captured new positions in Trentino.
Austrian attacks in the Pasubo
sector have been repulsed.
Austrian losses on this front
in May and June were 30,000
killed, 100,000 wounded, and
i 50,000 sick or disabled.
London: General Smuts reports that the enemy forces operating against him in German
East Africa have been driven
down the Pangani river.
London: The renewed German submarine campaign is in
full swing. Both Allies and
neutrals are among the victims
of the underseas boats.
London: A German submarine
of the U-35 class, captured by
British seamen,has been brought
to London and is being exhibited.
London: Heavy fighting continues on the Somme front. The
British have gained ground at
Delville wood and Longueval.
North of Bazentin-Longueval position our line has been pushed|Meals 50 cents
forward.
East: of Leipzic redoubt our
bombing parties effected a con-
siderable   advance   during   the ^^  pRINC��   RUpERT
German losses have  been   tre-jTHE LEADING HOTEL I�� NORTHERN B. C.
mendous.    A Ravarian regiment
at Montauban had 3000 casualties
out of a total strength of 3500.
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Surveys of Mineral Claims, Townsites,
Timber and Coal Leases, Etc. and General Engineering Surveys.
The obtaining of Crown Grants attended to. tf
Another battalion lost 980 out of
1100.
Petrograd: Grand Duke Nicholas has raptured Kugi, an important junction of the high roads
in the Erzerum district.
A great battle is developing at
Jablonitza pass, in the Carpathians. Thp results have so far
been favorable to the  Russians.
In addition to the heavy fighting in the Carpathians, the Russians are engaged at many points,
having resumed their offensive
before Kovel and Vladimir-Volyn-
ski and in the Riga area.
Ottawa:     The militia  depart-! I ~ ~~==^~
ment has been  notified  by the   | THE BEST GOOD SHOE
war office that a number of ships!  ~
will shortly be available  for  the1     NOEL & ROCK
5
I Tread the Footpath
of Peace
This is the path of him who wears
"Invictus"
transportation of troops. It is
believed a great movement of
Canadian forces will begin at
once.
i
Hazelton,
��� llll���III,.
1!. C.
DETAILS OF NEW
PLAN FOR IRELAND
(Continued irom Page One)
lin. They have both consented
to sit in the Home Rule parliament and on this fact some hopes
are based for future amity.
Third -Members of the Irish
Commons will retain their seats
in the English house and will
often be seen there, as the Irish
body is not expected to have
much business to transact at first.
Fourth ��� Considerable representation of the Unionists' interests in the south and west of
Ireland will be provided through
the nomination of their representatives to the Irish Senate. It is
proposed that the senate sit  and
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