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VOL. VI, NO. 12
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Rev. M. Pike is visiting Smithers.
"Waddy" Lang, of Victoria, is
in town.
December third will be Hospital Sunday.
J. A. Hodder is spending a few
days in Prince Rnpert.
J. G. Millichamp,of Vancouver,
was here during the week.
For the last week- there has
been good skating on Hospital
J. H. Gray,P.L.S.,took a party
out today to survey lands on
Bear river.
Born���At Hazelton Hospital, on
Nov. 13, a son to Mr. and Mrs.
G. G. Rock.
Born���At Hazelton Hospital, on
Nov. 13. a daughter to Mr. and
Mrs. John Love, of Kispiox.
Hazelton branch of the Red
Cross enrolled 26 regular members and one associate member
last month.
Howard Guest returned on
Wednesday from Bell Island Hot
Springs. He is still under the
doctor's care.
James Turnbull, who has served
with the Princess Pats for nearly
two years, is in hospital, suffering from pneumonia.
The lawsuit in connection with
the Highland Boy has been decided in favor of the owners, who
will renew development.
Dr. Wrinch returned yesterday
from Rocher de Boule. where he
was summoned to treat a miner
who had sustained a dislocation
of the shoulder.
Mrs. Barnard has acknowledged the receipt of $34 from Hazelton and $7 from New Hazelton
for the Duchess of Connaught's
prisoners of war fund.
W. W. Kerr, who spent some
time at Bell Island, in the hope
of recovery from an an attack of
rheumatism, is now in Prince
Rupert. His friends will regret
to learn that he has not yet
recovered his health.
Condensed Despatches
London: Lord Rhonnda, Britain's chief coal owner, suggests
that the government take over
the mines producing coal for the
Washington : Germany has
formally acknowledged the protest against the deportation of
Belgians, and has promised a report.
Berlin: During the last few
days the government has received
a verbal warning that President
Wilson's patience is on the verge
of exhaustion.
St. John's: The steamer Flor-
izel, with her crew of 35, is believed to have sunk in Belle Island harbor.
London: Further British gains
along the north bank of the Ancre
east of Beaucourt are reported by
General Haig as a result of yesterday ' s operations. General
Maurice says: "Our success on
the Ancre means that we are not
going to give the enemy much
rest this winter."
Each hour enhances the importance of the German losses on
the Ancre, where the British
have taken an enormous amount
of material. In "cages" and
hospitals there are over 6000
prisoners, with many more to
come. One corps alone captured
4000, while a squad of sixteen
British soldiers brought in over
lages. Pressoir was attacked
twelve times. The Germans lost
sixty per cent of their effectives.
and the enemy driven out of the
villages of Proseniki and Kuoli.
Soldiers' Aid Remembers Hazel-
ton's Representatives in
the Trenches
Bucharest :     Despite  violent
London:   The fall of Monastir |attacks by the enemy,  the Roumanian forces are holding their
within three days is confidently
predicted today, following the
receipt of fresh news of the victorious progress toward that city
by French, Italian, Russian and
Servian forces. Fighting through
snow~. sleet and mud, the four
allies swung twice in flanking
movements of gigantic magnitude
and now have a vice-like grip on
the Monastir neighborhood. New London, Conn.:     An at-
Roumania is feeling the effect I tempted   dash   to   sea   by   the
London: A Polish army will be
raised during the next two
months, under the administration
of the army department of the
national council at Warsaw. It is
expected that another half million men will be recruited.
of a strong movement southward
by the Teutonic forces under Von
Deutschland ended early today
in  a collision between the super-
Paris: The recent German attack at Ablaincourt and Pressoir
was an attempt to break through
the French lines on an extent of
two and a half miles. The enemy
divisions were formed of select
regiments, chiefly Prussians and
Hanoverians. Six successive
waves swept down upon the vil-
Falkenhayn,   which  grossed the submarine and her escorting tug.
Carpathians,and are now a score
or more of miles across the frontier, occupying a position where
they now threaten a flanking
movement against the Roumanian
line on the Danube.
in which Capt, Gurney and four
members of the tug's crew were
Paris:     Fifty-four aerial   engagements were fought yesterday
by French aviators in the Amiens
London: More progress for the area.     In the course of the day
British Saloniki expedition is re- Lieut.   Guinemer brought down
ported.   Baraki has been occupied J his 21st hostile machine.
Tonight's Dance
The first of the series of weekly dances takes place tonight in
in Assembly Hall,and all arrangements are complete for an enjoyable time and a successful opening of the season. A great
improvement in the building will
be noticed. The lighting has been
greatly increased and the walls
and ceiling newly papered, and
the building has been made warm
and comfortable throughout.
Mrs. Reid will be at the piano
and will start the opening waltz
at 8:30 sharp. Supper will be
served at 11, the Hazelton Hotel
being the caterers. The dance
will close promptly at midnight.
The floor is being newly waxed
Tickets are on sale at the Drug
Store. The net proceeds of the
dance will be given to the Red
Cross Society���a most deserving
W. A. Sale of Work
The ladies of the Hazelton
Branch will hold their sale on
Dec. 14, when it is hoped a
pleasant evening will be spent
and will also add to the money
already turned in to help our
boys at the front.
Ottawa, Nov. 15:���As a result of
injudicious speeches by Sir Sam
Hughes, Premier Borden requested him to resign, which the
minister of militia did. In a letter to the premier.Sir Sam states
that Perley was the chief cause
of trouble.
Practically all Canadian dailies,
while admitting Sir Sam's ability
for organization and giving him
full credit for the work he has
accomplished,praise Premier Borden for forcing him to resign.
Probable Ministers
Victoria, Nov. 13: ��� Premier
Bowser will resign next Saturday
and advise the lieutenant-governor to name Brewster premier.
The Liberal cabinet now stands
as follows: Premier and finance,
Brewster; attorney-general, Far-
ris; public works, Ralph Smith;
mines, J. E. Thompson; lands,
T. D. Pattullo; agriculture, John
Oliver; provincial secretary, Dr.
King; president of council,Sloan.
John Keen is slated for speaker.
To Check Rising Prices
Ottawa,Nov. 13:���An order-in-
council framed with the object
of lessening the high cost of living has been made public. The
order defines articles which are
regarded as necessaries of life.
They include all staple foods and
clothing. It is made an offence
"to enhance the price of commodities by means of combination."
It is also made an offence to
agree to limit facilities for transporting, producing, manufacturing, storing or delivering any
necessaries of life, or to restrain
or injure trade or commerce in
relation to any necessary of life.
Petrograd: Heavily reinforced,
the German armies succeeded in
further pushing back the Roumanians in the Jiul valley, below Vulcan Pass. There have
been Roumanian reverses in the
Alt valley also. At all other
points in Transylvania enemy
attacks have been repelled.
The people of Hazelton are not
forgetting the boys i n the
trenches, and this week saw the
despatch of a large number of
parcels to men from the town
and district. The Soldiers' Aid
was much assisted in the work
of making up the parcels by the
ladies of the town.
Some of the articles ordered
for the Xmas parcels have not
yet arrived, but will be sent on
to the boys next week.
A Big Ore Body
Reports from the Rocher de
Boule mine say a body of good
ore eight feet wide has been
opened up on the 500-foot level.
The long tunnel on this property is now in 1700 feet, the
management having to its credit
the notable record of 450 feet a
Bridge Progress
The superstructure of the new
Bulkley bridge is now being
raised, and it will not be long until it is ready for traffic. The
water in the river having fallen
so low that the ferry could not
be operated, the approaches have
been connected to form a temporary bridge. It is hoped this
will not go out until the permanent bridge is finished.
Coming Events
Nov. 25���Dance in Assembly Hall,
8:30 p.m.
Nov. 27���Annual Meeting Hazelton
Conservative Association, St. Andrew's
Hall, 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 2 -Social Evening for the benefit of Soldier's Aid, Assembly Hall, 8
Dec. 3 Hospital Sunday. Joint service in St. Peter's Church, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 14���Sale of Work by Women's
Auxiliary, Assembly Hall, 8 p.m.
Town Fire Wardens
The annual election of fire
wardens for the town was held
in the courthouse on Wednesday,
when R. S. Sargent, and S. J.
Martin were re-elected and C. V.
Smith was chosen as third warden. These officials will make a
thorough inspection of all premises and it behooves householders
to see that flues, etc., are in good
Railway Matters
The Board of Trade held its
quarterly meeting in the Progress
Club rooms on Monday evening.
There was considerable discussion of the present train schedule,
the inadequate freight service
andother railway questions. Resolutions dealing with the freight
and demurrage issue were passed
and the railway committee was
instructed to bring in a full
Conservative Meeting
The annual meeting of Hazelton Conservative Association will
be held in St. Andrew's Hall on
Monday, Nov. 20, 1916, and will
at that time be adjourned until
Nov. 27, at 8:30 p.m. in the same
Rummage Sale Monday
On Monday afternoon the ladies
of the Red Cross will conduct a
rummage sale in the store building next to Noel & Rock's. A
varied assortment of articles will
be offered for sale at low prices.
All proceeds, of course, will go
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Canada and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING RATES: Display, $2.50 per inch per month; Reading
Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. VI.
Saturday, November 18, 1916
No. 12
While there will be general regret at the necessity for dropping
General Hughes from the federal cabinet,there is no doubt that Sir
Sam, to use a colloquial phrase, "had it coming to him". His
bitterest enemies can hardly deny that as minister of militia he was
the driving force which made possible the wonderful mobilization
of Canada's first contingent of 33,000 officers and men, which was
completely equipped and on its way to England within a few weeks
of the declaration of war. On the other hand, even Sir Sam's
friends must admit that his achievements,great as they have been,
and his ability in organization and administration, which has heen
well proved, was insufficient to atone for his frequent lapses of
tongue and pen.
Sam Hughes is an outstanding figure in Canadian history���he
is almost as great a man as he thinks he is���but his case simply
affords one more proof of the fact that a certain childishness may
be a part of a great character. Had his ability and energy been
directed by a disciplined mind he might have gone very far. His
impatience of control, however, led him into frequent indiscretions
of speech,to the dismay of his friends and the joy of, his opponents,
and the premier, after a remarkable display of patience, was forced
by a particularly glaring outburst to request his resignation.
The people of Canada will not forget General Hughes' services,
and will wish him well, but Premier Borden's action will be endorsed
by practically every Canadian.
As an exchange says, we may not be quite sure what constitutes
an Anglo-Saxon, but we know who are meant by it, and the New
York Mail tells us of some of the things they have done.   We quote:
It was the Anglo-Saxon who fought and won the war of the
revolution. The Anglo-Saxon fought and won the war of secession.
Washington and Lincoln were Anglo-Saxons. It was the Anglo-
Saxon who invented the steam engine, the railroad, the steamship,
the telegraph, telephone, electric light, antisepticism, anaesthetics,
the flying machine. Take away the inventions and discoveries of
the Anglo-Saxon,and the world is where it was two thousand years
ago. The Anglo-Saxon brought justice and peace to Egypt,to India.
Ask the Boers what the Anglo-Saxon did for South Africa. The
Anglo-Saxon for generations has carried as much seaborne commerce
as all the rest of the world. His navy has policed all seas. The
Anglo-Saxon has put his language on two continents ��� North
America and Australia. His inventions, his charters of freedom,
his literature, have advanced enormously. The Anglo-Saxon, with
a thousand years of organized government, is new and young in
North America, Australia, New Zealand, and, above all, in Great
The Weekly Newspaper
The weekly newspaper produces
,the interest in the town in which
it is published to such an extent
that is becomes impossible toplace
an estimate on its worth. There
is no enterprise that does so much
for the corporation or individual
citizen as the paper. It stands
opposed to the town knocker, the
town kicker, the town fanatic and
the town drones. It stands for
progress against stagnation. It is
ever ready to conduct schemes
of visionaries and as ready to aid
the construction plans of wise
and level-headed citizens. It is
for the upbuilding of the community. The paper has not yet
come into its own, however, because it is never appreciated to
the extent of its worth by the
people at large. Yet when battles
are to be fought for town or
country a rush is made to the
newspaper office, always to find
the loyal editor ready, frequently
without hope of reward. Many
other enterprises are encouraged
by a bonus, but rarely is a newspaper offered such help, and still
more often not given thesupport
it is entitled to. Communities
frequently lose sight of their
benefactor when they fail to recognize the weekly journal as such.
The editor and his paper stand
as bulwarks of defence against
the attacks of evil or designing
schemes affecting the good of the
individual or town. For these
and other reasons the newspaper,
town or country, should receive
the support of the public at large
in a very liberal degree, for it is
really the most important business enterprise in the community.
Chicago Tribune.
There has just been issued by
the department of the Interior a
new edition of the "Land and
Pre-emption" map, which gives
useful and interesting information, corrected to a recent date,
with regard to the land situation
and the pre-emption and purchase
homestead areas throughout the
three western provinces.
Figures in green show at a
glance the number of quarter-
sections in each township that
are still available for homestead
entry.also the area within which
quarter sections may be pre-empted. Boundaries of Dominion
land agencies, and the location of
forestry and Indian reserves are
also clearly shown. All townships which have been surveyed
are set out in a distinctive buff
Copies of the publication may
be procured free of charge upon
application to the Railway Lands
Branch of the Department of the
Interior, Ottawa.
A special correspondent of
Reuter's Agency describing a
visit to the super-zeppelin that
came down in Essex on Sept. 23,
and whose crew are now prisoners, writes:
What impressed everyone next
to the dimensions of the airship
was the extraordinary lightness
of the structure, and we were
surprised to find that a length of
the trellis framework of ten or
twelve feet could be raised and
held quite easily with the little
finger. Within reasonable limits
the officers guarding the machine
were quite ready to answer any
questions put to them. The zeppelin is proved to be the L33, one
of the largest in the German service, built lately. We were permitted to examine in detail the
gondolas,of which there are four,
containing six Mercedes engines,
each of 240 horse-power, working
1600 revolutions a minute. One
gondola contains three engines,
the remaining three each carrying one engine. There are five
propellers. It has been estimated
that she carried some 2000 gallons of petrol in her various tanks
and that her colossal envelope
was filled with two million cubic
feet of gas.
While being escorted round the
airship, in the center of which
experts were still working and
measuring, we were shown the
"cat walk," a narrow, scorched'
platform giving access to various
parts of the ship, and the apparatus for dropping bombs. She is
fitted with sixty bomb droppers.
Right forward is to be seen the
captain's cabin, with three control
wheels, while in close proximity
is the wireless room, enclosed in
a casing of cotton wool, to ensure
as much silence as possible. Lying on one side of the zeppelin
itself was a small cane or basket
coracle, the use of which is not
quite clear. It may have been
intended for use in case of descent on water, or for lowering
men for purposes of observation.
An officer informed me that
everything of practical value is
intact, and that we have all the
information requisite to construct
a replica,if necessary. The length
of the ship is 680 feet and her
total weight, with her crew of
twenty-two officers and men,
about fifty tons. She is supposed
to have occupied a year in building, and to have cost anything
between a quarter and half a
million sterling. She carries
seven or eight guns, including
five ordinary maxims,the remainder being somewhat heavier.
War Notes
Madrid: A German submarine
sank the American steamer Columbian. German undersea boats
are very active.
Cardiff: A conference of the
"National Council of Liberties,"
favoring peace negotiations, was
broken up by patriotic demonstrators.
Athens: The Greek government
has agreed to the stipulations of
the Allies. General Serrail has
sent troops to maintain a neutral
zone on the old Greek frontier.
Military experts believe the
Russo-Roumanian dash forward
against Falkenhayn's armies in
Transylvania will still further
weaken the enemy in the Cher-
navoda sector of Dobrudja.
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
Hazelton, B. C.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Trail smelter now employs 1600
Copper has reached a price of
32 in New York.
Lieutenant-Governor MacKeen
of Nova Scotia is dead.
Roosevelt refuses to speak of
the 1920 nominations.
White Star liners carry six-
inch guns for defence.
An Italian airman has reached
an altitude of 25,800 feet.
Canada's total war casualties
to date are almost 60,000.
The 131st Battalion, raised in
B.C., has reached England.
Frosts were reported this week
in the orange belt of California.
Calgary had its first zero weather for this season on Saturday.
Joseph Martin is likely to be a
candidate for mayor in Vancouver.
Coal miners at Fernie demand
an additional 25 per cent war
A fire auto crashed into a street
car in Vancouver. Seven were
W. J. Bryan will devote the
next four years to a temperance
The Duke of Connaught has
spent the last week on the French
The German submarine TJ40
was signalled off Greenhill, R.I.,
on Monday.
U.S. Democrats claim a.majority of twelve in congress and
four in the senate.
German newspapers say that
in Germany President Wilson is
the most-hated man.
Wireless communication be-
San Francisco and Japan was
opened on Thursday.
In the last year the prices of
foodstuffs in Great Britain have
increased 27 per cent
The Canadian railway commission has refused to grant any
increases in freight rates.
During the second year of war
Canada's trade reached a new
high record of $1,668,880,000.
An effort is being made in the
U. S. to raise ten millions for the
relief of Jewish war sufferers.
Major-General S. B. Steele has
been appointed inspector-general
of Canadian forces in England.
Thirty steamers are tied up in
Sydney harbor as a result of the
coal strike in New South Wales.
Eleven members of the Shackle-
ton expedition, who have arrived
in London, will enlist for the war.
Forty-one I. W. W. 's are charged
with murder in connection with
the recent fatal affray at Everett,
John Kirkup, the'veteran government agent, well known to all
B. C. old-timers, is dead at Na-
The Duke of Devonshire arrived in Ottawa on Monday and was
sworn in as governor-general of
Oregon passed a "dry" law
which cannot be enforced for lack
of a penalty clause. The legislature will pass an enabling act,
to give the measure effect.
The recounts have so far made
no change in the U. S. election
and the return of Wilson is conceded.
From May 15 to Nov. 8|German
submarines sunk 33 vessels without warning, causing the loss of
140 lives.
Austro-German cardinals will
be excluded from the coming
consistory at Rome, the Pope
Lord Shaughnessy proposes that
the study of French be made
compulsory in all schools in the
British Empire.
At Vancouver Frank Jones, an
Indian, was sentenced to be hanged for the murder of Gu3 Hall, a
Popcum rancher.
The Pope has protested strongly against the deportation of
Belgians from the territory occupied by the Germans.
Exports of war supplies from
the U. S. in the last nine months
of record aggregate nearly a
billion dollars in value.
The new kingdom of Arabia.of
which Mecca is the capital, has
asked the recognition of the
U.S. The Arabians oppose Turkey.
Nine perished on Saturday
evening when an auto stage
plunged through an open draw in
the North Arm bridge at South
The jury in the second trial of
R. R. Gosden, charged with perjury on the complaint of M. A.
Macdonald, disagreed, and the
case will be dropped.
The combined army and navy
board of the U.S. has recommended the purchase of 4600 Vickers
machine guns. This English
weapon is regarded a? the best
in the world.
The submarine Deutschland
was towed from New London
early yesterday morning. She
carries a cargo of crude rubber,
zinc,nickel,and silver bars, valued
at two millions.
A New York despatch says
there is still grave danger of a
general railway strike in the U.S.
The roads and their employees
cannot agree on the application
of the new eight-hour law.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
Bay gelding, 850 pounds, one
white foot, no white on head.
Branded small w on left shoulder. J. S. Hicks, Hazelton.
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service to and from all trains and boats
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion, British Columbia,
and Alberta Land Surveyors
Offices at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
F. P. Burden, New Hazelton
Provincial Assayer
Hazelton,      -      -      B.C.
Free Seed for Fanners
By instructions from the Hon.
Minister of Agriculture, a distribution of superior sorts of grain
and potatoes will be made during
the coming winter and spring to
Canadian farmers. The samples
for general distribution will consist of spring wheat (about 5
lbs.), white oats (about 4 lbs.),
barley (about 5 lbs.), and field
peas (about 5 lbs.). These will
be sent out from Ottawa. A
distribution of potatoes in samples
of about 3 lbs. will be carried on
from several of the experimental
farms, the Central Farm at Ottawa supplying only the provinces
of Ontario and Quebec. All
samples will be sent free by mail.
Only one sample of grain and
one of potatoes can be sent to
each farm. As the supply of
seed is limited, farmers are
obliged to apply early. Requests
received after the end of December will probably be too late.
Anyone desiring samples should
write (post free) to the Dominion
Cerealist, Experimental Farm,
Ottawa,for an application blank.
"Faint heart ne'er won   fat
Certificate of Improvements
HAZELTON MINERAL CLAIM, situate in the Omineca Mining Division of
Omineca District.
Where located:���On Nine-mile Mountain on the Babine Trail.
TAKE NOTICE that J. C. K. Sealy
and George Railson per his attorney
Thomas Railson, Free Miner's Certificates Nos. 98326B, 43167B, and 41366B,
respectively, 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 claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of Buch Certificate
of Improvements. 11-19
Dated October 31st, 1916.
Per T. Railson. Atty.;
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 2,660 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 rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unBurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $6, 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 Bworn 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.
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.
Hockey and Skating
We have a complete stock of
Skates, Shoes, Sticks, Pads,
Pucks and Straps for men, women and children, at all prices.
**    R. Cunningham & Son, Ltd.
of all kinds.
Loweit   Rates.     Strongest   Companies.
Prompt and Liberal Settlement*.
Mining Machinery and Supplies.
Cradock's Wire Cables.
Estimates given for Tramways.
J. F. MAGUIRE,   Hazelton
Insurance and Manufacturers' Agent
The Miner is two dollars a year.
From Kispiox Valley, in July,
one White Gelding, from 700 to
800 pounds. Brand a on left
hip.   Please inform
District Forester,
10-13 Hazelton, B.C.
A Telephone saves time and
money. Get on the lines of
progress. Ask for full information.
Head Office   -   -   Hazelton.
I Hudson's Bay Company |
|   Groceries, Drygoods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware. Wholesale Liquors   i
Good. Strong, Serviceable
School Shoes
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6. A. McNlcholl,A..t. Gen. Freight and Paiaengw Aurnt.Prince Rupert, R.V.. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18. 1916
London: The great battle between the Russo-Roumanian forces and Mackensen's troops in
Dobrudja for possession of the
bridge which crosses the Danube
at Chernavoda continues. Advices from Bucharest, Petrograd
and Berlin regarding yesterday's
fighting emphasize the conflict as
the most important operation of
the day on any of the battlef ronts.
The occupation of Dunareve station, which is claimed by Petrograd and not denied by Berlin,
appears to have given the Slavonic armies at least a temporary
advantage against Mackensen's
left, which rests on the Danube.
Russia has come to the aid of the
Slavonic armies in Dobrudja. Its
fleet heavily bombarded Constan-
za. The general situation in
Dobrudja is unchanged.
London: British troops,in face
of a terrific barrage fire, last night
captured the eastern portion of
the important Regina trench.
Berlin: English forces succeeded in penetrating advanced German trenches north of Courcelette.
Paris: The Germans sustained
serious losses when repulsed in
attacks on French positions south
of the Somme, in the vicinity of
Deniecourt. We maintain all
ground. North of the Somme
there were spirited artillery duels
in the region of Les Bceufs and
London: Servian troops, in a
series of attacks north of the
Cerna river, entered Polog and
captured 600 prisoners. Attacks
against Bulgarian positions met
with complete success.
Paris: Seventeen British aeroplanes bombarded German steel
works at Fockeling, causing serious damage. Three enemy planes
were destroyed.
French aviators brought down
five German machines yesterday.
Amiens was bombarded by the
Germans. Nine civilians were
killed and 27 injured.
New London,Conn.: Comstock,
deputy collector of customs here,
refused to issue clearance papers
for the submarine Deutschland.
The crew of the vessel is ashore.
region our troops and the Roumanians continue to gain ground.
Von Mackensen's forces are still
retreating. Despatches indicate
that the enemy is demoralized by
the loss of one-third of his effectives by the ravages of disease
and military reverses, and the
retreat is being conducted under
disastrous conditions. We have
taken between 3000 and 4000
prisoners. Hard fighting continues north of Serre.
Paris: The^arofficeannounces
that the Servians have won a
brilliant victory over the Germans
and Bulgarians in the Cerna district, southeast of Monastir. The
Serbs, who were supported by
French artillery, forced the enemy to retire two miles, and captured one thousand prisoners.
The retreat of the German-
Bulgarian forces was compelled
after two days of battle. The
prisoners taken raise the total
for this sector since Sept
6000 men, in addition to 72
non and 53 machine guns.
12 to
London: General Haig's forces
struck another terriffic blow at
the German lines about the Ancre
yesterday. After a thunderous
artillery preparation,our infantry
took the German positions for a
depth of a mile, on both sides of
the Ancre. A considerable number of prisoners was taken by
the British troops, which dashed
irresistibly forward and captured
the villages of Beaumont and
Hamel, just north of the Ancre.
The French troops are co-ordinating the trenches and positions
they wrested from the Germans
yesterday at Sailly-Saillisel. German attempts to recapture the
positions are increasing in intensity. A comparative lull obtains
in other sections of the west front.
Gas was successfully released
by us on Saturday against the
enemy salient south of Ypres.
Petrograd: The Russian fleet
has renewed the bombardment
of Constanza.
Russian troops have crossed the
Danube into Dobrudja, in which
London: The British on the
Ancre continued their successful
smash against the heavily-fortified German lines, making new
progress at Beaucourt-sur-Ancre,
where 4000 Germans were taken
prisoners after bitter fighting on
the outskirts of the town. On
the south bank, about St. Pierre
Division, half a mile north of
Thiepval, where the Germans
counter-attacked, thefigliting was
Military experts expected the
greatest show of resistance about
Beaumont-Hamel, since the further advance of the British forces
seriously threatens Miraumont,
about three miles further on the
road to the coveted Bapaume.
The British advance along the
Ancre, with the capture of Beau-
court, is considered one of the
most important successes of the
Somme offensive.
Berlin: In the loss of Beaumont-Hamel and St. Pierre Division,on the Somme,to the British
yesterday,our stubborn resistance
caused us important losses.
Bucharest: Enemy attacks on
our lines in the Uzul valley, on
the Casin river, which have been
incessant since Oct. 29, were
finally repulsed, with sanguinary
losses to the enemy. In our
counter-attack only 83 were taken
alive. We also captured machine
guns and other booty.
In the Alt river region, Roumanian forces defending the district about Rotenturm Pass have
been forced to fall back before
persistent enemy attacks. In the
Jiul valley the Teutons have occupied the village of Bumbishta.
Petrograd: InTransylvaniaand
Dobrudja the situation is unchanged.
Saloniki: In the Cerna river
region sanguinary engagements
with Bulgarians and Germans
resulted in certain trenches repeatedly changing hands. At the
close of the day the Allies had
definite possession of enemy positions near Tepavtsi.
Hamel, which was carried almost
in a single rush that took the
British across the village and up
the sloping ground beyond,carrying all positions until they established themselves well up on the
hill, where they dug themselves
in under heavy fire.
Prisoners taken since Monday
number 5678.
One division which advanced a
mile and took 1000 prisoners,
sustained only 450 casualties.
Enemy counter-attacks against
the British forces holding the
outermost sections of the positions
taken at Beaumont-Hamel, Beau-
court and St. Pierre Division were
futile. A lavish outpouring of
high explosives and shrapnel from
the British guns covers the German lines about Miraumont arid
London: With bomb and bayonet, following a terrific barrage
fire, Canadians have taken the
| last section of the famous Regina
trench. The whole object was
consummated within half an
hour. The victory gained represents a front of one thousand
yards stretched  in a semicircle.
Paris: French troops made
further progress north of the
Somme, on the northern edge of
St. Pierre Vaast wood, following
a  two-day bombardment.     The
Germans made a desperate counter-attack, in which they used
burning liquids and tear shells.
All positions gained by the
French on Nov. 7 have been
maintained, and all attacks repulsed, except at Pressoir, where
a small foothold was gained by
the Germans.
Saloniki: Stubborn fighting has
been resumed in the Cerna sector. The Servian offensive has
developed and has brought new
success to the Allies. The German-Bulgarian forces have been
driven ba:k, and 3200 prisoners
were taken in three days.
Bucharest: Roumanians and
Russians are on the offensive in
Dobrudja and have occupied Boa-
sic, 9 miles north of Chernavoda.
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London: Unceasing attacks
and counter-attacks swept like
waves of fire across six miles of
the Franco-British front yesterday. It appeared to be the mightiest thrust the Germans have yet
made,the counter-attacks center
ing upon the portion of the line
where the British and French
forces join hands.
General Haig reported considerable shelling north and south
of the Ancre, otherwise there is
nothing to report. Meanwhile,
along the rest of the front, there
was an almost continuous grapple.
To the north the British are
smashing forward, consolidating
and improving their positions
under desperate onslaughts from
the enemy. Our losses,considering the excellence of our gains,
have not been high.
Our aeroplanes did useful work.
During the night they made suc-
cesful bombing attacks on enemy
aerodromes, rail way lines.stations
and rolling stock.
In the last 24 hours the British
have taken 6 officers and 300 men.
Paris: After a violent battle
the French troops dislodged the
Germans who yesterday succeeded in partly occupying the village
of Pressoir. In this assault the
Germans utilized three entire
divisions and lost heavily.
On the Somme the battle continued  violently  the whole day.
North of the Somme an attack
was made.after intense bombardment, against our positions from
Les Boeufs to south of Bouchavesnes. The enemy succeeded in
gaining a footing in our advanced
elements at the northern corner
and western outskirts of St.
Pierre Vaast wood.
South of the river the Germans
renewed attacks in the afternoon
on our front at Ablaincourt and
Chaulnes wood. They were repulsed with sanguinary losses.
London: After one of the most
astonishing advances of the war,
Gen. SerraiPs indomitable Franco-Servian army is almost within
reach of Monastir. Battling a-
gainst snow and rain, and storming great mountain fortresses,
the Allied forces have now reached the plain of Monastir.
Berlin admits briefly that new
positions have been prepared and
Petrograd: The war office announces that Mackensen's army
is in retreat in Dobrudja, burning
villages as it falls back.
The Roumanians operating in
Transylvania are retiring towards
Areful and Kadacinesta, in the
Alt valley.
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Oct. 21, 1916 Ruddy & MacKay
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