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VOL. V, NO. 28
Washington, Mar. 11:���President Wilson has today ordered
American troops to cross the
Mexican border, to capture the
Villa bandits who yesterday raided Columbus.
The first cavalry brigade under
General Parker and the second
brigade, under General Dodd.are
now moving. General Funstan
has left for the border to take
command. Carranza has asked
permission to send a body of
Mexican troops across the border
in pursuit of the bandits.
In reply to a request for information regarding molybdenite
ore which was forwarded to the
provincial mineralogist, the following has been received by Joe
Sheedy and partners, who are
interested in the molybdenite
properties at Six-Mile:
"The market demands for
molybdenite ores are such that it
must be concentrated up to about
90 per cent, molybdenite before
it is saleable. The present price
for such a product is around
$2,500 per ton. The specimens
handed to me represent ore containing perhaps from 5 to 10 per
cent molybdenite, and as such, it
is good ore, but would have to be
further concentrated."
Developmont work is progressing rapidly on the property, the
tunnel now being in over 60 feet,
and the owners are more than
satisfied with their showings at
Complete arrangements have
now been made for the grand
concert and dance to be held in
Assembly Hall, on Friday evening next (St. Patrick's Day). The
program will include a grand
minuet, a minstrel troupe, and
other novel features.
The Hazelton orchestra will
assist with the music at the dance
which follows the concert program, and refreshments will be
served at popular prices.
The doors will be opened at
7 p.m., the entertainment commencing at 7:30.
Proceeds will be given to the
Patriotic Fund.
Victoria, Mar. 8:���A.<��h. Mc-
Gowan, of Vancouver, has been
appointed deputy-speaker of the
provincial house for the present
session. Captain Hayward, the
former speaker, is now at the
London: German losses at
Verdun yesterday exceed anything yet recorded. Whole brig-
ades were flung at the French
lines, and were practically wiped
out. French Zouaves, Turcos
and Sengelese did fearful work
with the bayonet, aided by a
deadly machine gun and artillery
fire. In Corbeau wood the French
advanced and consolidated their
gains. East of the Meuse the
French line remains unbroken,
despite furious German assaults
by five divisions of Prussians.
Violent fighting is reported at
the village of Vaux.
London: The British torpedo-
boat-destroyer Coquette and torpedo-boat No. 11 were sunk by
striking mines in the English
Channel. 45 lives were lost. The
French barque Ville de Havre,
was sunk, two lives being lost.
The French line S.S. Louisiana,
5,109 tons, was torpedoed.     All
the crew were saved. There were
no passengers aboard.
German aeroplanes attacked a
Russian warship and five destroyers near Varna, but were driven
off by shell fire.
Amsterdam: Serious rioting
occurred in Cologne on Tuesday
last, in consequence of the heavy
losses of the Germans at
Verdun. Artillery had to be
placed in the streets to overawe
the people.
Saloniki: A great Balkan offensive by the Allies is expected
in May. If weather conditions
permit, it may take place earlier.
Unending streams of munitions
are arriving. There are 85,000
French, 120,000 British. 16.000
Serbs and 15,000 more French on
the way, making a total of 236,-
000 men at Saloniki.
the German mine field off Fal-
sterbo. which caused the loss of
the steamer Martha. The press
throughout Sweden supports the
government attitude. The German idea in laying these mines
was to prevent all traffic between
the Baltic and North Seas.
Washington: The Norwegian
barque Silius, from New York to
Havre, was torpedoed without
warning in the Havre Roads.
The captain and three of the crew
were killed. Three Americans
escaped and one was injured.
Stockholm:     The government
of Sweden has decided to remove
London: According to an official
statement, German casualties for
February were 35.198, with a
j total for the war of 2.667,372.
Roumania has seized, for army
I purposes, 50,000 wagons and all
cereals bought by Germany.
The Portuguese cabinet has
resigned, giving place to a national defence cabinet.
Emit Gallon, who came down
from the Red Rose yesterday, reports that a fine body of ore has
been opened up in the crosscut
which is being run 350 feet below
the upper tunnel. The extent of
this showing has not been definitely ascertained yet, but enough
ore has been uncovered to prove
to the owners that the Red Rose
is a big mining proposition.
Methodist Church
Rev. W. M. Scott will preach
tomorrow evening on the follow-
ingsubject: "WorldSupremacy."
Mr. Morison will sing.
A roll of honor, contaning the
names of men from this district
who have gone to the front, will
be unveiled.
Victoria, Mar. 6:���By a majority
of 2,397 votes H. C. Brewster
was elected over Hon. A. C. Flumerfelt, in Saturday's by-election
in Victoria,  for  the  provincial
legislature. The returns were:
Brewster 4.824, Flumerfelt 2,427.
Premier Bowser, commenting on
the result,said: "It is the fortune
of war. It will not make any
difference to our proposed program.
The executive committee of the
Hazelton Branch of the Canadian
Red Cross Society held their
regular monthly meeting on
Monday evening. Although this
branch is less than two months
old,a splendid report was issued.
There are over eighty members
and the sum of $321 has come
into the treasury. Work meetings have been held, at two of
which over fourteen hundred
surgical dressing were completed.
The making of pajamas and the
knitting of socks are other forms
of activity which are being vigorously prosecuted, and splendid
assistance is being received from
Indian women and girls, who
have turned in seventeen pairs
of well-knit socks in nine days.
Sydney. N.S.W., Mar. 8:���The
cabinet has decided to disenfranchise all German-born voters till
the end of the war. This follows
the arrest and internment of all
hostile aliens.
Coming Events
March 15���Working Meeting under
direction of Surgical Supply Committee
of Local Branch of Canadian Red Cross
Society, St. Andrew's Hall, 8 p.m.
March 17���Grand Concert for the
benefit of the Canadian Patriotic Fund.
Canadian Patriotic Fund
Following is a statement of
receipts from Feb. 5, 1916 to
March 4, 1916:
Received from regular monthly
subscribers $ 133.85
Other donations:
Rev. J. P. Sargent 10.00
J. Sheedy . . 2.00
George Hauk . . 5.00
John Brown . . 3.7b
A. Respel ,. . .75
J. E. Oppenheimer . 15.00
A. Fred Wey . . 5.00
Mr. Gorman    .       .      3.75
E. F. Jankson . . 1.00
James Anderson . .50
Chas. Pearce . . 2.00
A. Wilson        .       .      1.00
F. Janze .      .       .       1.00
Nels Thompson       .      8.00
R. J. Douglas .      .      2.00
Employees of "Chicago
Group" Mineral Claims 19.10
New Hazelton Branch 52.50
Telkwa Branch 150.00
Total for period      .       $ 276.20
Smithers district has not been
heard from this month.
Subscriptions to date    $4,978.48
Remittances to h'dq'rs   4,749.96
Balance on hand $  228.52
Rome: Two of the most powerful Austrian dreadnoughts are
being prepared at a Dalmatian
port for a dash to Constantinople
to relieve Turkey in the Black
Sea This explains the clearing
of mines from the Dardanelles.
W. McAdam returned to Edmonton on Thursday.
Don't Forget the Patriotic Concert and Dance next Friday.
Duke Harris has gone to Vancouver on a short business trip.
A. D. ('Sourdough') McKay
left for Fourth Cabin yesterday.
Angus McLean, of Smithers,
was in town for a few days this
Tommy King is back in the
district, after spending the winter at Ainsworth.
Jas. MacKay made the trip to
Smithers with the amateur play-
ert on Monday night.
George McKay, of the telegraph
service, left on Tuesday for a two
month holiday in the south.
It is reported that the Prince
Rupert section of the 102nd will
leave for Comox in a few days.
F. W. Dowling, superintendent
of the government telegraph service, came up from Rupert on
J. M. Lynch, the well-knowr
Smithers merchant, passed away
at the Hazelton Hospital on Friday morning, after a very short
F.M.Ruggles.of Prince George,
came up from Usk, where he is
interested in the Corderilla mine,
last Monday. He reports considerable mining activity around
The Hazelton amateur players
went up to Smithers on Monday
night and put staged very creditable performance of "What Happened to Jones." They returned
on Tuesday morning.
W. Blackstock, of the government telegraph service, left on
Thursday for Peace River, via
Edmonton and Dunvegan, on
official business. He will be
away several months.
Anyone wishing to have his
subscription, given for the expense of the Rupert hockey team,
returned, can have the same by
applying to Stuart J. Martin. If
not claimed, the money will be
turned over to the Athletic Association to make up their deficit.
F. S. Wright, secretary of the
Northern B. C. Agricultural Association, arrived from Prince
Rupert on Monday. Mr. Wright
is compiling a handbook and
guide of Northern B. C. and is
taking a trip through the district
to obtain data for that purpose.
Privates H. W. Sharpe and G.
Burrington left on Tuesday to
rejoin their battalion, the 102nd,
at Prince Rupert Al. McDougall and W. A. Stevens went down
on Tuesday and Arthur Hankin
yesterday to enlist in this battal-
lion which will have a large representation from this district It
is expected that several more
Hazelton men will leave next
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 KATES: Display, $2.50 per inch per month; Reading
Notices, 2(1 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. V.
Saturday, March 11, 1916.
No. 28
Mining men throughout the province.who are keenly interested
in watching the efforts of Hon. Lome Campbell, minister of mines,
to further the development of our mineral resources, will be
gratified to note his program, as outlined in a recent interview.
Mr. Campbell said, in part:
"Our province has, during the last few years, been interested
mainly in land and timber with the result that the further opening
North. Over 60 per cent, of the
copper produced in British Columbia last year came from the
northern portion of theprovince."
Siamese natives obtain petroleum from the earth by digging
pits about 60 feet deep and dip-
ing it out with pails.
Scientists have discovered an
immense amount of underground
water in Egypt and plans are
under way for boring an extensive system of wells for use in
dry seasons.
Certificate of Improvements
situate in the Omineca Mining Division
of Omineca District.
,.     -   ��� , -     ,       , ,,, iii        is -      i .        Where located���On the South-West
up of mining properties has been badly neglected.     We desire  to 8|ope of Mount Selwyn. about eight
turn  the attention  of capital to mining, not as a gamble, hut as a g1 �������� sSkofFaaw'' River'^ ��"  the
commercial investment.     Many of our large operating companies I   TAKE NOTICE that I, F. P. Burden,
have, during the last eight or ten years,accumulated profits tu such fntyre, ^Free^Mlner's Certificate No!
an extent that they were able to expand and open up new properties date^?ereofento appfj  to^the^MiJng
in other sections.
"This   movement   we desire  to  expand.      With
encouraging the opening up of new areas of mineral-bearing ground '
j Recorder  for a Certificate of Improve-
! ments, for the purpose of obtaining a
a   view   to | Crown Grant ot the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
l under  section  37, must be commenced
we shall endeavor to bring back the old prospector, who seems  to before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements,
have disappeared.   If we fail in this, we shall take up with the big;   oate(1 tnjs lst day 0f January, A. D.
operating companies the matter of putting more  engineers in the|1916- 27"35
"We shall co-operate with the Dominion Government in the
geological survey work and increase our own field force. We will
continue to give aid in the making of trunk trails, roads, bridges
and ferries required for the transportation of pay ore, but before
such work is undertaken, to avoid the mistakes made in the past,
the department will have an examination and report made on the
prospects to be so aided.
"We shall also continue to supply free miners' information as
to the probable value of ore submitted by them and the most
economical method of marketing the same. We shall also furnish
free estimates of the cost of installing plants and information as to
where the machinery can best be obtained.
"Besides the annual report covering the whole province, just
as soon as field work in any section is completed, we shall issue
bulletins and sketch maps, which will be distributed through all
government offices to those wishing information about the district
or desirous of prospecting it."
According to AndrewG.Larson,
the well-known mining engineer
and mine operator, all mining
districts, not only of this province,
but across the line, are experiencing an unprecedented wave of |
prosperity, caused by the high
price of metals, which is directly
attributable to the European war.
"While it is true," said Mr,
Larson, "that the metal prices
are soaring in a spectacular manner, it is also true that there is a
valid reason for their rapid advance. Take copper as an example. This metal has during
the past few years occasionally
taken rapid rises, on account,
perhaps, of temporary shortage
in the central delivery points,and
perhaps also to stock manipulations, but these advances were
merely temporary, and while the
price might be high the metal
for delivery was in transit, and
when orders had been filled a
surplus accumulated and naturally prices declined as quickly as
they had advanced.
"Now conditions are different.
The wastage and destruction of
metals due to the war is greater
the reserve existing on Lot No. 3534A,
Range 5, Coast District, by reason of a
notice published in the British Columbia
Gazette on the 26th of May, 1910, is
cancelled for the purpose of the sale of
the same to the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway Company.
26-34 R. A. REN WICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C,
February 15th, 1916.
than the amount produced, no
matter to what point the price
climbs it is an impossibility for a
surplus to accumulate. There is
an absolute surety that if peace
were declared tomorrow the price
of metals would not take a material slump, from the fact that
all the metal which has been shot
away in this war, and absolutely
blown out of existence must be
replaced before the normal balance is restored.
"One of the most businesslike
moves ever made by a government, in my opinion, was the
appointment of Lome Campbell
as minister of mines. Mr. Campbell has the solid support of the
business element.
Mr. Larson was for eight
years in charge of the Le Roi
mine in Rossland and put this
mine on a productive basis.
Refinery For North
Hon. Wm. Manson, in an interview given in Victoria, said:
"There is a strong inclination in
favor of the establishment of
copper refineries in the province,
and when the time comes for
action, I intend to urge on the
government the advisability of
establishing  a   refinery  in   the
"WATER ACT, 1914."
Before the Board of Investigation.
In the matter of Peace iiiver and all
its tributaries within the Province nf
British Columbia, including Black
Jack Gulch, Finlay River, Germansen
Creek, Germansen Lake, Lost Creek,
Lost Lake, Lyon Creek, Manson or
Sawmill Creek, Manson River, Mill
Creek, Mosquito Gulch, Omineca
River, Parsnip River, Quartz Greek,
Silver Creek. Tom Creek, Vital
Creek, and Whittier Creek.
TAKE NOTICE that each und every
person, partnership, company, or municipality who, on the 12th day ot March,
1909, had water rights on any of the
above-mentioned streams, is directed
to forward on or before the 31st day of
March, 1916, to the Comptroller of
Water Rights, at the Parliament
Buildings, at Victoria, a statement
of claim in writing as required by
section 294 of the "Water Act, 1914."
Printed forms for such statement
(Form 50 for irrigation or Form 51 for
other purposes) can be obtained from
any of the Water Recorders in the
The Board of Investigation will
tabulate such claims and will receive
objections thereto if filed, and will give
due notice of the time and place set
for the hearing of claims and objections.
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this lst day
of February, 1916.
For the Board of Investigation.
24-27 Chairman.
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
anieca miner
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
A school for aviators is planned
for Vancouver.
5000 custom tailors are on strike
in New York City.
Over 5000 machinists are on
strike at Buffalo, N.Y.
St. John, N. B., had a forty-
thousand-dollar fire on Monday.
A plant for the treatment of
kelp is planned for Prince Rupert. <
The G.T.P. will operate steamers on the Alaska run, starting
March 30.
Three were killed and five injured in a railway collision at
The British government grant
to the Pacific cable will be abolished this year.
Orangemen will organize a
trained home guard of 150,000
men in Ontario.
The pastor of a Polish cathedral in St. Paul was shot in his
pulpit by a woman.
Nearly two million pounds of
halibut were landed in Prince
Rupert in February.
Henry Ford declares that the
filing of his name as a presidential candidate was a joke.
A dozen persons were injured
when a Grand Trunk train was
derailed at Kingston. Ont.
Street cars are held up in Washington on account of a strike by
motormen and conductors.
The worst blizzard in many
years swept over Halifax and the
Atlantic coast last Saturday.
Knud Rasmussen, the Danish
explorer, has completed plans for
an exploration of Greenland.
The total number of naturalizations granted in Canada during the past year was 35,079.
A city tax sale is soon to be
held in Victoria, the total arrears
since 1913 amounting to $125,000.
The Canadian Northern line
east of Vancouver is now open,
and the regular service is again
in effect.
James T. Treadwell, locator of
the famous Treadwell mine on
Douglas Island, is dead at San
Walter Stirling, a professional
diver of Portland, states that the
Lusitania can be easily salved
after the war.
Traffic on the Northern Pacific,
which has been interrupted for
the month past by snowslides.has
been resumed.
The famous stallion Anmer has
been presented to Canada by His
Majesty the King for the breeding of remounts.
A  $50,000  fire  destroyed an
elevator belonging to the Grain-
growers' Grain Co. at Fort Wil
Ham last Sunday.
The cannonading has been so
heavy at Verdun that it was
heard at Harburg, a distance of
188 miles, recently.
The provincial government has
taken out a fire insurance policy
for $1,200,000 on the legislative
buildings at Victoria.
Six seamen were burned, one
fatally, in an explosion on the
gasoline torpedo-boat destroyer
Preeble at San Diego.
A new national organization
called "the Friends of Irish Freedom is being organized throughout the United States.
Three sticks of dynamite were
discovered by Regina workmen
who were unloading a car of
machinery from the U.S.
Kaslo, B.C., reports 180 cases
of measles. Quarantines have
been lifted and the disease will
be allowed to run its course.
A mysterious aeroplane is reported to have made several
flights over Duluth and Superior,
at the head of Lake Superior.
The Toronto city council have
ruled that Ford cars shall not be
considered in future purchase of
cars for municipal departments.
Charles Respa, who confessed
to having dynamited the Peabody
plant at Walkerville,, Ont, was
sentenced to life imprisonment.
Forty thousand men were employed in New York City to clear
the streets, after an exceptionally heavy snowfall last Monday.
Queen Elizabeth of Roumania,
who died last week, was a noted
novelist, and wrote under the
nom de plume of Carman  Sylva.
The ministers responsible for
the publication of the "The
Crisis" have appealed against
the decision in the Lucas libel
An oil lighter containing seven
thousand barrels of gasoline was
burned in New York harbor. No
other damage to shipping was
The number of new companies
organized in Canada during the
fiscal year of 1914-15 whs 546,
about 200 less than the previous
A marriage is being arranged
between Prince Boris, eldest son
of King Ferdinand of Bulgaria,
and a princess of the House of
Fifteen hundred halibut fishermen have gone on strike in Vancouver. They object to paying
the entire cost of fishing gear
lost at sea.
Several offers have been received for the proposed farm
loan bonds to be floated by the
B. C. government in East American bond houses.
TheR.N.W.M. police expedition from Herschel Island is expected to arrive at Dawson in a
few days with advices from the
Stefansson expedition.
Louis P. Lochner, secretary of
the Ford peace expedition, states
that he was expelled from Germany, being ordered to leave the
country and never return.
The British government has
issued regulations prohibiting
speculative transactions in the
various metals required in the
production of war materials.
Thirty million dollars, derived
from the sale of contraband
goods seized by the British navy,
will be distributed among the
men of the navy after the war.
More than 500 persons* are
missing as a result of the sinking
of the Spanish steamer Principe
de Asturias, after striking a
rock off the island of Sebastion.
A process for making a high
grade of gasoline from refuse
distillate at a cost of five cents a
gallon is claimed to have been
discovered   by  a  Los   Angel""
Owing to the large number of
freight cars in eastern terminals
awaiting vessels, it is feared
there will be a shortage of cars
in the west during the next few
It is stated that Sir George
Perley will probably become High
Commissionar for Canada in London, and that R. B. Bennett, of
Calgary, will be admitted to the
The speed with which wireless
messages may be transmitted has
been increased from forty words
a minute to two hundred by a
recently invented receiving apparatus.
The British government is now
paying at the rate of ��1,500,000
annually for pensions. If the
war lasts for another year this
amount will probably rise to
The operation oflreland'sHome
Rule act, which was passed shortly before Ihe beginning of the
war, has been postponed for six
months, unless the war is finished by that time.
A series for the world's hockey
championship is now assured, the
Portland team, winners of the
coast championship, agreeing to
make a trip east to meet the
champions there.
Damage to the extent of $150,-
000 was caused to the plant of-
the Niagara Chemical Co. at
Niagara Falls by an explosion
and fire. The manager states
that a bomb was used.
The death sentence, passed on
Lieut. Coderre for the murder of
Sgt. Ozanne.in England,has been
commuted to life imprisonment.
Both men were members of the
First Canadian Contingent
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.
Gold mining companiesiri South
Africa are experimenting with
blasting by electricity, with a
view to minimizing the fine dust,
which is regarded as the chief
cause of miners' phthitis.
1 Smitheri, B.C. J
Certificate of Improvements
CLAIMS, situate in the Omineca Mining Division of Omineca District,
Where located :-On the South-West
slope of Mount Selwyn, about eight
miles below Findlay Rapids on the
South Bank of Peace River.
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. P. Burden,
acting as agent for C. Rosi Palmer,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B79896,
intend sixty days from the date hereof
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this lst day of January, A. D.
1916. 27-35
Commercial Printing at
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Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
NorthweBt Territories and in a portion
of the Province of British Columbia,
may be leased for a term of twenty-one
years nt an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,5(1(1 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 unsurveyed
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 sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, sucn
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
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Fifty Thousand Dead
Paris: No change at Verdun.
The enemy has ceased to advance.
There are fifty thousand German
dead facing the French lines.
The enemy has ceased all infantry attacks at Verdun, but his
artillery is very active. The
French staff is well satisfied with
London: Last night and early
this morning sharp grenade fighting took place in mine craters
near Verdun. The enemy bombarded our trenches, trying to
capture a crater. All craters
remain in our hands.
U.S. Demans Apology
Washington: The U.S. is preparing to make formal demands
on Austria in connection with the
oil tanker Petrolite, which was
torpedoed. An apology for the
attack, punishment of the submarine commander, and reparation for damage done to the vessel and injuries inflicted on members of the* crew are demanded.
The resolution to warn citizens
not to travel on armed merchant
ships will be debated in the house
on Tuesday.
A Zeppelin Raid
London: Three Zeppelins took
part in a raid on the north coast
last night. Twelve persons were
killed and thirty-three injured.
Heavy fighting is reported in
Mesopotamia. The British relief
column, heavily reinforced, is
advancing against the Turks at
The fall of Bagdad is imminent.
In the Caucasus the Russians
are still pursuing the Turks.
Steamers Sunk
London: The British steamer
Teutonian was sunk, the crew
landing safely.
Paris: The Italian steamer
Giava was sunk by an Austrian
submarine without warning, according to survivors of the crew
who arrived at Piraceus on a
British steamer. The Giava of
fered no resistance.
How Roumania Feels
Bucharest: M. Filipesco, the
leader of the Roumanian conservatives, says: "We would fight
Germany with regret, Austria
with indifference, and Hungary
with the keenest satisfaction."
Turks Exterminated
London: The Russian soldiers
at Bitlis took a terrible revenge
for the massacre of Armenian
women and children by Turks al
Van and Mush. They refused
all quarter and exterminated the
entire Turkish third army.
Troops Massing
London: A large movement of
German troops is reported in
Belgium, before Ypres. Forty
thousand landsturmers have arrived within the past twenty-
four hours.
have left the Verdun battlefield
for Germany.
Having failed'to make any impression on our lines at Douamont
and Vaux. the Germans attempted to smash the French left at
Vaucherville Wood and Cote du
Poivre. Regardless of heavy
i losses, they sent their best men
to this attack, but the French
stood immovable as a rock.
Must Buy One Now
Paris: The Kaiser has gone to
Berlin to attend the wedding of
Prince   Joachim.     He   had   in-
the railroad that parallels the
west bank. Last night the
Crown Prince's troops assaulted
and took the town of Forges,nine
miles north of Verdun, but were
prevented from debouching on
Cote de Loie, a height about a
mile to the south. Simultaneously, an entire German division
violently attacked and captured
Hill No. 265, southwest of Reg-
neville. The enemy sustained a
loss of 20,000 in taking the position. There is still notable artillery
fire along the immediate front
east of the Meuse, as well as in
the Wcevre district east of the
tended giving Verdun as a wed- fortress.
ding gift. j    It is reported that five German
Congress To Debate generals have been killed in  the
Washington:    A four-hour de- fighting at Verdun.
Paris [later]:    German troops
bate for today has been granted
to McLemore's resolution warning Americans off armed ships.
This action places the much
discussed resolution in a parliamentary position where the administration leaders are confident
they can kill it.
Newton T. Baker, formerly
mayor of Cleveland, has been
appointed by President Wilson
as Secretary of war.
The second defence bill is now
befora congress. This measure
provides for a minimum of'425,-
000 men in five years.
Raid Covered Large Area
London: J'he recent Zeppelin
raid, in which three Zeppelins
took part, dropping a total of
forty bombs, took in the area
including Yorkshire, Lincolnshire,
Rutland, Huntingdon, Norfolk,
Cambridgeshire,Essex and Kent.
Twelve were killed and twenty-
three injured.
the same as it was yesterday,
with the enemy still actively
using his artillery. The French
guns are making infantry rushes
out of the question, and the
French are absolutely confident
of their ability to keep matters
well in hand.
A scornful denial is officially
given to the German reports announcing a victory in the Verdun
zone. The French report fails
to find any indication of victory
whatever for the enemy anywhere along the entire line.
On the other hand, French
aviators, by a brilliant flight over
the enemy's Belgian positions,
have showered German strategic
railway lines with bombs, done
considerable damage, and escaped
all safely back to their own lines,
now surround two thirds of Ver- The failure of the German at-
dun. French authorities say this: tempts against Riga being now
fact is insignificant, as further.absolutely assured, the Russians
encirclement is impossible.    The | are now renewing their attention
French artillery reinforcements
are off-setting the German batteries. In Champagne the French
have re-captured trenches lost on
March 6.    '���"
The climax of the battle for
Verdun is expected on Thursday
or Friday, when enemy infantry
are expected to attempt to cross
the hollows to capture the French
London: The new offensive
which the Crown Prince is preparing in Upper Alsace probably
will equal in ferocity the Verdun
Enver Pasha Wounded
Athens: A revolution has
broken out in Constantinople.
Enver Pasha was wounded and
several German officials killed.
���French Lines Hold
Paris: There was no infantry
fighting north of Verdun last
night. The Germans are making
vigorous efforts to capture Fort
Tavannes, four miles east of Verdun, but the French are resisting
them resolutely and are inflicting
heavy losses. Twenty - seven
trainloads of German wounded
Germans Coming Out ?
Rome: Twenty German dreadnoughts have left Kiel, according
to information received here;
(The foregoing was held up
two days by the British censor.)
London: A despatch filed
here from Vlieland, near North
Holland, at 3:25 a.m., says that
twenty-five German warships
were observed on Monday cruising in the North Sea.
Balfour stated in the house of
commons yesterday that the
British navy has increased by a
million tons since the outbreak
of the war, and that the air
! division has grown ten-fold in
the same period. The personnel
of the lleet has been doubled.
He further stated that there is
no German cruiser in a position
to menace British commerce on
any ocean at this moment.
Congress With Wilson
Washington: President Wilson's statement that "Congress
shall not advise Americans to
abandon their right to travel the
sea on merchant ships armed for
defence according to international law", was endorsed in the
house today by two heavy test
votes on McLemore's resolution.
Cola Captured
Petrograd: The Russians have
captured the Persian city of Cola,
27 miles west of Kermanshah.
This is part of the plan to "drive
through Western Persia to Mesopotamia to relieve the British at
The Verdun Situation
Paris: The attack on Verdun
has shifted to the west and the
Germans are now pounding their
way toward the fortress from
behind the Meuse, advancing by
Navy Makes Good
London: The situation today
at Verdun is reported as looking
very much more satisfactory for
the Allied forces, and the French
confidence that the enemy cannot
possibly surround the fortress is
fully justified in the light of today's aspect of things.
Britain is thrilled by the announcement that the watchfulness of the Navy has actually,
within the past forty-eight hours
or so, prevented an enemy sea
raid upon the British coasts. It
is not stated whether or not the
Fleet had a brush with the enemy, but some action on the part
of of our submarines or scouts
may have warned the enemy's
ships to keep their distance.
Calling More Men
London : Britain maintains
actively the policy of preparing
for any eventuality,and today all
married men between the ages
of 27 and 35 are called to the
colors. These men were all enrolled under the Earl of Derby's
scheme and the Military Service
Acts, and have had a good deal
of training already.
Berlin: Germany has declared
war on Portugal and has handed
passports to the Portuguese minister.
London: The recent activity
of the German fleet in the North
sea was watched by fifty craft of
all descriptions and was escorted
by two Zeppelins to prevent surprise.
London: The situation south
of Verdun  remains   practically
to the port as a naval base, and
doing considerable development
, Paris: We have repulsed a
double attack on Verdun and
have driven the Germans back, to
Bethincourt. Several fierce assaults were completely defeated.
Many sections of the French
front received a hundred thousand shells during twelve hours
and heavy losses are reported on
both sides.
Saloniki: It is reported that
the Prussians are preparing for
a big offensive on Saloniki.
Despatches from the East say
that the Armenians who escaped
from Erzerum have been massacred by Kurds. The plight of
the survivors is pitiful.
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