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VOL. IV, NO. 31
Peter Dunnigan Dead and Mc-
Micken Under Arrest as Result of Street Row
As a result of a street row in
Telkwa, yesterday afternoon,
Peter Dunnigan, a well-known
settler, is dead. Constable Fair-
bairn advised Chief Minty last
night that he had arrested a man
named McMicken, who is charged
with being responsible for Dun-
nigan's death. No details have
been received.
Coroner Hoskins and Chief
Minty will go up on tonight's
train, to investigate the occurrence.
Vic Swanson Dead.
The death occurred yesterday
of Victor Reinhold Swanson, who
was well known in Hazelton.
Mr. Swanson was a settler in the
Glentanna district, where he has
been living for some time. Several weeks ago he was taken ill of
a pulmonary complaint. Yesterday he was brought down to the
Hospital, in the hope of prolonging his life, but died soon after
reaching the institution,
The annual meeting of the
Hazelton Athletic Association was
held in the Court house Thursday evening. A very satisfactory financial report for the past
season was presented, and arrangements were made to handle
the small deficit which remains.
The following were the elected
officers for the coming year:
R. E. Allen, president; J. E.
Kirby, vice-president; S. J. Martin, secretary. Executive���
J. C. K. Sealy, Hugh Taylor,
J. MacKay, A. D. McLeod, R. J.
Rock, G. Rock, J. A. Macdonald.
At a meeting of the newly-
formed executive of the athletic
association, last night, it was decided to hold a big celebration
in Hazelton on May 24th. Preliminary arrangements are now
being made.
Godfrey Returns
Amos Godfrey, the Vancouver
coal operator, arrived in Hazelton on Wednesday and left this
morning for Groundhog, to attend to the annual assessment
work on the holdings of the B.C.
Anthracite Coal, Ltd. He will
remain in the coal field for some
Ball game, Married vs, Single,
3 p. m. tomorrow.
Option on Copper River Coal
It is reported that an option
on the Copper river coal property
has been taken by the North
Pacific Development Co., of Vancouver, a strong corporation,
which will send engineers to
examine the mines as soon as
trail is open. If the report is
satisfactory, development will
be undertaken at an early date.
Groundhog Properties Reported
Sold ��� Early Development
To be Undertaken
London, April 3:���The Admiralty has received the following
report from Flight-Commander
Longmore regarding Thursday's
air raid on German bases:���
"This (Thursday) morning Sub.-
Lieut. Andrews carried out a
successful air attack on German
submarines which were being
constructed at Hoboken, near
Antwerp, dropping four bombs.
Flight-Lieut. Wilson also, while
reconnoiterinR over Zeebrugge,
observed two submarines lying
alongside the mole. He attacked
them, dropping four bombs with,
it is believed, successful result.
These officers started by moonlight this morning. Both pilots
returned safety.
The British steamer Lockwood
was torpedoed yesterday, off the
Devonshire coast.
A German aeroplane which
was brought down yesterday
while attacking Reims, had a
cargo of bombs.
A Petrograd despatch says the
Russian Black Sea fleet, now advancing on Constantinople, has
been augmented by a flotilla of
mine-sweepers. Two army corps
are  to   be   landed at Osmanli,
northwest of Constantinople, to|
aid in the attack. The outer
forts are weakly held, but the
inner forts are strong, and their
reduction will require a combined land and sea attack.
Paris:��� (Official communication). "On the whole front
there is nothing of importance to
report. At seven o'clock this
morning, east of Soissons, a German aviator was shot down inside our lines. This is the third
aviator brought down in twenty-
four hours.
"Our flying squadron dropped
thirty-three bombs on the barracks, aeroplane hangars and
railway station at Vigneuilles in
Woevre. A great number of the
projectiles fell on their targets.
The aviators were subjected to a
heavy fire at close range. Three
returned with large holes in the
wings of their machines and the
canvas of the other machines
was pierced by shrapnel bullets.
None of our aviators were hit and
all machines returned to our
Petrograd (official statement):
��� "On the Niemen front our
troops,    after    stubborn   night
fighting, yesterday, continued
their offensive. We drove back
the Germans, inflicting heavy
losses, and approached the German position to the east of the
line Pilwiszki - Mariampol - Kal-
warya-Suwalki-Augustowo. In
the Carpathians, on March 31
and during the night of April 1,
our offensive was maintained
with success. Escaladins under
a violent Austrian fire, on escarpments covered with ice, our
troops after a long struggle carried with bayonet an important
range of heights and almost all
the summits of the Polonina
range, to the north of the villages Vetilana, Beregehi and
Gornyia. Here our regiments
took by assault an enemy front
well organized and surrounded
by barbed wire and timber
The total number of prisoners
taken in the Carpathians yesterday was 32 officers and about
2,300 men. we also captured
five machine guns. On other
sections of the front there is no
change. Near Chotin, on March
30th, we captured over 30 officers
and 2,000 men.
A coal deal of some magnitude
is reported to have been made by
Milwaukee capitalists, who have
acquired a considerable area in
theGroui dhogdistrict, comprising
a number of claims held by the
Jackson Laidlaw interests. It is
1 expected that an engineer rep-
j resenting the purchasers will in-
| spect the properties in the near
future, under the guidance of
Frank Jackson, and that a policy
of development will be inaugurated. This transaction, it is believed, marks the beginning of an
era of renewed activity in the
noted coalfield which is one of
Hazelton's tributary districts.
Seed for Settlers
The attention of settlers is cal-
i led to the official announcement
on the fourth page of this issue,
concerning the provincial government's plan for the supply of
high-grade seed to farmers, mention of which has been previouly
made in The Miner.
Rome, Mar. 29:���Martial law
has been proclaimed, effective on
April 1. All railroads and telegraphs have been taken over by
the government. All news is
Petrograd, March 29 (official
statement):���The Black Sea fleet
on Sunday bombarded the outside forts and batteries on the
Bosphorus, on both sides of the
straits. (The Bosphorus, also
called the Strait of Constantinople, is a narrow passage which
connects the Black Sea with the
Sea of Marmora. Constan ti nople
stands on the west side at its outlet and partly on the Sea of Marmora. The strait is 18 miles
According to observations made
from ships and hydroplanes, our
shells fell with exactitude. Russian aviators, flying above the
Bosphorus batteries, carried out
reconnaissances and dropped
bombs with success. A heavy
artillery fire was directed at the
aviators without success. The
enemy's torpedo boats which
tried to come out were driven
back into the strait by the fire of
our guns. A large hostile ship
which was trying to get into the.
Bosphorus from the seaward was
bombarded by us. She finally
heeled over and blew up."
Petrograd (official communication) :��� "West of the Niemen
(Northern Poland) the engagements on the 27th assumed an
offensive character on both sides.
A feeble cannonade continues at
Ossowetz. In the region of the
rivers Skwa and Omulew on the
front of Tartakwach-Zawady, a
stubborn fight occurred for possession of German positions.
During the day we captured 600
prisoners, among them five officers. We also captured two
machine guns. In the Carpathians our offensive developed on
the 26th, especially in the direction of Bartfeld, where we captured a new line of heights on a
front of about 55 versts (a verst
is two-thirds of a mile). In a
bayonet fight for possession of
Height No. 389, east of the village of Mlwarcz, we destroyed
three battalions of Austrians."
Berlin:���General von Kluck
was wounded while inspecting
advanced posts.
Paris, Mar. 29:���A German
observation po'st at Ypres was
blown up.   At Eparges Germans
were unsuccessful in an attempt
to recover lost trenches. Violent
fighting is in progress.
Petroarad:���Severe losses have
been inflicted on the German
naval units in the Baltic. Several transports laden with munitions and German submarines
were sunk. Details cannot be
published as yet.
Petrograd : ��� Austro- German
armies in the Carpathians are in
full retreat. Three army corps
pierced the Dukla Pass and have
captured five Hungarian towns
in the district of Saros, and also
important railroad towns north
of Bartfeld and Szuidnik. Russian victories on the Skwa and
Pilica rivers (North Poland) are
officially reported.
London:���The British steamer
Aguila was submarined off Bishop Rocks. The crew of 23 was
London, Mar. 30:��� "The enemy's ships have been absolutely
cleared from the Black Sea,"
says the Daily News' Petrograd
correspondent. The Breslau,
formerly a German cruiser, but
now flying the Turkish flag, in
its flight back to the  Bosphorus,
(Continued on Page Four)
Ball game, Married vs. Single,
3 p. m. tomorrow.
Mrs. Scrimgeour, of Prince
Rupert, is visiting Mr. and Mrs.
R. G. Moseley.
Government Agent Hoskins
returned yesterday from an official visit to Smithers.
D. McGibbon returned to Hazelton Sunday, after spending the
winter at Pleasant Valley.
B. R. Jones, the Skeena Crossing merchant, was a visitor in
Hazelton during the week.
R. S. Sargent, who has been
confined to his room by illness
for several days,   is recovering.
A mudslide near Vanderhoof
blocked the railway on Thursday
and the west-bound passenger
arrived a day late.
The spring cleaning-up process
is under way in Hazelton. Some
of the townspeople are already
preparing their gardens.
The Athletic grounds are being
prepared for the baseball season.
Captain Rock expects to have
the first practice tomorrow.
The body of Annie McDames,
one of the women drowned near
Andimaul last November by the
capsizing of a canoe, was found
this week near Gitwangak.
Alexander Mowat (Get-um-
Kuldo), principal chief of the
Hazelton Indians, died on Tuesday night after a few days' illness. He was taken sick while
engaged in trapping.
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center op 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.
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Gazette rates.
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Vol. IV.
Saturday, April 3, 1915.
No. 31
(By R. L. Ramsay)
In the past few years a number of horses and cattle have'been
poisoned by the native weeds, Poison Parsnip and]Larkspur. That
the number of stock lost by poisoning through lack of knowledge of
these weeds and the treatment for cases of poisoning may Lie
reduced to a minimum, is the object of this circular.
At the outset, one must prevent poisoning wherever possible,
for treatment will come too late to save some animals. The one
safe way to prevent poisoning is to keep stock from wandering
where these weeds exist and to cut or feed no hay containing them.
Failing this, the pastures frequented by stock should be carefully
gone over and the poison weeds removed, root and brauch. If this
is impracticable then never turn stock out on scanty pastures nor
too early in the spring, before the grasses have become at least
fairly abundant. Also remember that yn animal is more likely to
be poisoned if turned out hungry or in poor condition, than when
it has something in its stomach, or is in good condition. If a field
of hay contains poisonous weeds, pull them out before the hay is
cut and before they have a chance to seed.
The Poison Parsnip, also known as Spotted Cowbane, Water
Parsnip. Water Hemlock and Musquash Root, is a perennial. Its
stalks are about as thick as a man's finger, erect, hollow, jointed
and branching more or less widely. It is three to six feet high,
stalks and stems smooth, of a pale green color and streaked, or
spotted with purple. Three to five leaflets are arranged on a stem
which is attached to the main or branch stalk by an expanded base.
Leaflets are more or less divided and are toothed on the edges.
The flowers are small and white and are arranged in umbrella shape
clusters. These umbrella shaped flower clusters are the most
marked characteristic of the family to which this weed belongs
(Parsnip), and many of the wild members of the family are more
or less poisonous. Poison Parsnip reproduces by seed and by its roots.
The necessity of keeping pastures and hay fields free from this
week is on this account most obvious. The roots resemble a
cluster of small parsnips, and these have an odour which is attractive to stock, and in the spring are quite easily pulled out. These
roots are tender and succulent and start growth early in the spring,
and stock is quite likely to get them at this time or when pasture
is sparse. The plant itself is not so poisonous as the root, and it
is most dangerous after the seeds have commenced to form.
Symptoms of parsnip poisoning are a gradual loss of sight and
strength and a final paralysis of the respiratory or breathing
system. In cattle, additional symptoms are profuse flow of saliva
and bloating.
Treatment.���The poison is an irritant and a non-irritating
purge should be given. This will absorb some of the poison and
carry it through the animal and at the same time, if it is a soothing
medicine, will counteract the irritant'effects of the poison on the
lining of the stomach and intestines. Give two pints of castor oil
to a horse and three to a cow. In the absence of castor oil, raw
linseed oil or hog's lard may be used. Repeat this dose two or
three times at intervals of three hours.
Wild larkspur or delphinium is a perennial. Its stalks are
about the same size as those of the poison Parsnip. They are also
stout, erect and pale green. The plant grows from three to six
feet high. The leaves are irregular in shape and much indented
or cut. The stalk at its end bears a cluster of flowers���generally
blue���arranged one above the other in several rows and attached
to the main stalk by short stems. This weed also reproduces
itself by seeds. It gets its name from the fact that each flower
bears a horned projection resembling a lark's spur.
Symptoms of larkspur poisoning are muscular spasms, a stiff,
irregular straddling gait and persistent swallowing motions.
Treatment. ���Treat the same as for aconite poisoning. Give
five grains of atropia in a pint of water.
Where there isdangerof poisoning, a farmershould keep these
special remedies on hand. He should also keep a remedy on hand
which may be used in cases of poisoning which cannot be certainly
diagnosed���that is, in which the poison is not known.
General remedy for poisoning.���The treatment advised for
poison parsnip is a very good general remedy, but another which
is perhaps better is fifteen to twenty grains each of potassium
permanganate and aluminium sulphate dissolved in a pint of water.
Double this dose for cattle.   Always mix freshly before using.
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The Iowa State College is conducting schools of telephone engineering for boys and of switchboard operation for girls in many
parts of that state.
Certificate of Improvements
on the southeast slope of the Hudson
Buy mountain and joining the Zeolitic
Mineral Claim No. 4 on the north, in
the Omineca Mineral District:
Take notice that I, William S. Henry,
acting as agent for Hugh A. Bigelow,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 83630B,
James S. Kennedy, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 83529B, James A. Macdonald, Free Miner's Certificate No.
8360BB, Gus A. Rosenthal, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 83294B, Thos. T. Dun-
lop, Free Miner's Certificate No.
79B6BB, 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  37 must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
31-9 William S. Henry, Agent.
April 3, 1915, date of first insertion.
Dissolution of Partnership
TAKE NOTICE that the firm of
Hicks Beach & McVittie has been
this day dissolved, by mutual consent,
and that all accounts owing to the said
firm will be collected by Charles Hicks
Beach, and that all liabilities of the
said firm will be paid by the said
Charles Hicks Bearh.
Dated at Hazelton, B. C, this 23rd
day of March, A. D. 1916.
Charles Hicks Beach
80-33 H. H. McVittie
G.T.P. Steamers Prince George and Prince John,f or
Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle
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Steamer "Prince George" leaves Prince Rupert at 9
a.m. every Friday. Steamer "Prince John" leaves
Prince Rupert, 7 p. m. Sunday, Mar. 14, 28, and
April 11 and 26 Reservations and through
tickets may be obtained from any G. T. P. Agent or from Train Agent.
C. T P   Rm'lurnv    Westbound train leaves Hazelton at 11.07 a,m.
��j. i. r. rvanway���Thursdays and Sundays, connecting with above
stcamerB for the south.
Eastbound  train  leaves Hazelton  at 5.41p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, for Edmonton, Winnipeg, etc, connecting with trains for St. Paul,
Chicago, etc.       ���   ���      For Toronto, Montreal, Buffalo, etc., use the
For full information regarding the above services, also thiough tickets,
reservations, etc, apply to Local Agent, or to
  Agency for all Atlantic Steamship Linei        	
Bulkley Valley Farm
Lands For Sale
These Lands are close to the main line of the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway, which is now running trains through the
Bulkley Valley. There is a ready local market for all produce. Land prices are reasonable. Terms are easy.
Write for full particulars to
Suite 622 Metropolitan Building
Paid up Capital $1,800,000. VANCOUVER, B. C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 1915
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 which
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory jthejjjand must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the apphcantjhimself.
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 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.
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commercial Printing at
Hazelton Land District.        District of
Take notice that Thomas Moore, of
Kitwangah, occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at post planted at the
northeast corner ol Lot 3504 Cassiar,
thence 20 chains east, 20 chains south,
20 chains west, 20 chains north to point
of commencement, containing 40 acres
more or less.
Feb. 3, 1915. Thomas Moore.
Hazelton Land District. District of
Take notice that John A. Lindsay,
of Prince Rupert, transfer man, intends to apply for permiBBion to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the northwest corner of Lot 2391,
thence south 40 chains, west 20 chains,
north 40 chains, east 20 chains, to
point of commencement, containing 80
acres more or less. 25-33
John A. Lindsay, Applicant.
A. H. Maclsaar, Agent.
Fsb. 13, 1915.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Slight earthquake shocks have
been felt in Italy during the past
All direct war taxes not now
being collected will come into
effect April 15.
The new British Columbia
building in London is to be formally opened in July,
A daily paper to be called the
Times will be published in Prince
George, starting next May.
J. P. Morgan & Co. are negotiating with the French Government for a $50,000,000 loan to
Preliminary arrangements for
the disqualification of Mayor
Taylor of Vancouver are now
under way.
Despatches from India indicate
that the recent riot among the
Notice Under Section 36.
No. of Applications: 7210-1, 7212-1,
7213-1, 7214-1, 7215-1, 7216-1,
7217-1, 7218-1.
TAKE NOTICE that an application
has been made to register Charles
Victor Smith as the owner in Fee-simple
under four several Tax Sale Deeds
from the Assessor and Collector of the
Omineca Assessment District to Charles
Victor Smith, bearing date the 22nd
day of October and the 8th day of July
respectively, A. D. 1914, in pursuance of a Tax Sale held by said Assessor and Collector on or about the
16th day of November, 1911, and the
12th day of October, 1912, respectively,
of all and singular those certain parcels or tracts of land and premises
situate, lying and being in the Coast
District, in the Province of British
Columbia, more particularly known and
described as Lots 1206, 1225, 2104 and
North West quarter of Section 6, Township 7, all in Range 6, Coast District;
An undivided three-quarters of Lot 42,
Group 1, Cassiar District; Blocks 7 and
26, Subdivision of Lot 192, Group 1,
Cassiar District (Map 812); and Lots
6 to 20 inclusive, B'.,ck 26, and all of
Blocks 28 to 34 i'ldusive, Town of
Aldermere (Map 803).
You and those claiming through or
under you, and all persons claiming any
interest in the said land by descent
whose title is not registered under the
provisions of the "Land Registry Act"
are required to contest the claim of the
tax purchaser within forty-five days of
the service of this notice upon you by
publication or otherwise. Otherwise
you and each of you will be for ever
estopped and debarred from Betting up
any claim to or in respect of the said
land, and I shall register the said
Charles Victor Smith as owner in fee.
Your attention is called to Section 36
of the "Land Registry Act" and
amendments, and especially to the following extract therefrom which relates
to the above notice:���
"And in default of a caveat or
certificate of lis pendens being filed
before the registration as owner of
the persons entitled under such tax
sale, all persons so served with
notice or served with notice under
subsection (6) of section 155 of
the "Municipal Clauses Act, 1906,"
or section 293 of the "Municipal
Act," or section 139 of the "Assessment Act, 1903," or section 263
of the "Taxation Act." in cases in
which notice under this Act is dispensed with as hereinafter provided,
and those claiming through or under
them, and all persons claiming any
interest in the land by virtue of any
unregistered instrument, and all persons claiming any interest in the land
by descent whose title in not registered under the provisions of this
Act, shall be for ever estopped and
debarred from setting up any claim
to or in respect of the land bo sold
for taxes."
Dated at the Land Registry Office,
at the City of Prince Rupert, Province
of British Columbia,  this 29th day of
November, A. D. 1914.
29-32 H. F. MacLEOD,
District Registrar.
V. Spencer L. Broughton
J. A. Oullet H. Fink
Dominic Burns        J. E. Martin
D. H. Williams      J. H. Hoare
E. McCroskie A. F. Dickey
J. F. Smith A. C. Ross
Angus McDonald    J. H. Livingstons
Matthew A. Hull   Josephine Johnson
F. J. D. Dresser     J. J. McNeil
Indian troops has been completely quelled and that conditions are normal once more.
The sum of $21,000 was paid
out by the province last year as
bounties for killing wolves, coyotes and cougars.
The Prince Rupert Board of
Trade is arranging an excursion
to San Francisco, in connection
Panama-Pacific Exposition.
Longshoremen who have been
on strike in Seattle since March
14 returned to work on Thursday,
withdrawing their demands.
A fire supposed to have been
of incendiary origin destroyed
property to the value of $1,000,-
000 on the Montreal waterfront
Since the death of Colonel Far-
quhar, commander of the Princess
Patricia Regiment, Major Gault,
who was second-in-command, has
taken charge.
Labor unrest is again manifesting itself in England. The
belief is growing that the government will soon take measures
to restrict drinking.
The London spring fur sale,
now in progress, has been very
disappointing both as to quantities and prices. It will last about
half the usual time.
A protest is being registered
against the continuance of the
Barbary Coast district in San
Francisco during tne Exposition
by a vigilance committee.
Representatives of the Grand
Trunk Railway engineers and
firemen are asking for an increase in wages of about 5 per
cent and that fourteen be the
maximum number of hours to be
worked continuously.
The first arrest in San Francisco under the terms of the new
internal revenue law making it
a felony for any one to be caught
with opium or its drugs, was
made there when George Eis-
semhart was held for trial in the
United States District Court.
The Russians have conferred a
boon on the English-speaking
people by changing the name of
the city of Przemysl immediately
after its surrender. In all official
despatches the word hereafter
will be shorn of the "RZ" combination of letters which has
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is now under way, ten days
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entire surrounding country now
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struck a Turkish mine and was! Islands. The
disabled beyond repair. On Sunday the sound of Russian cannon
echoed 'through the streets of
Constantinople, from the bombardment at I he mouth of the
London:���-England is wrath-
swept over the sinking of the
liner African Falaba, with the
loss of 140 lives. Survivors,
wounded by trrapeshot, have
been landed on the Bristol Channel. The German sailors made
no attempt at rescue, but jeered
the drowning people. London
papers demand treatment as
pirates for submarine crews.'
Toronto, Mar. 30:���The German submarine U-21 is now a
limit in the Brih'sh navy, fiehtincr
Germany, according to a London
cable despatch to the Globe, "II:
transpires that the famous submarine U-21/the"ofricers of which
were personally 'decorated with
Iron Crosses by the Kaiser, has
become part of the British navy.
Sunk" off the west coast, somewhere near Fleetwood, about the
middle of February, the U-21
was raised and taken to Barrow-
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crew of 39 was
saved. The Crown of Castillo,
4,500 tons, was sunk near the
same point.
Paris (official):���During the
night of March 2!) 30, the enemy
continued without result to bombard the Nieuport bridges.
There has been intermittent cannonade on the entire front, from
the sea to the Aisne. No important changes are reported.
Petrograd (official):���On Sunday a German vessel bombarded
Libau (on the Baltic) and fired
200 shells. One civilian was
Fighting continues on the front
west of the Niemen river and on
the right bank of the Narew.
We have driven the enemy out of
the district around the village
of Wach.
In the Carpathians, between
points leading to Bartfeld and
Uzsok Pass, our actions are developing with perfect success.
Notwithstanding the enemy's
stubborn resistance and a series
of desperate counter-attacks, we
again carried some fortified positions on the heights, and captured
on Sunday and Monday 76 officers
slight repairs were made."
Petrograd :��� "From official
documents which we have captured, it seems that the Germans
attached enormous importance to
5,384 men and five guns, 21
machine guns and one trench
A detachment of the  enemy,
advancing from Czernowitz (Buk-
their offensive movement in thejowina) on Sunday, forced our
Trans-Niemen district, which j frontier and pushed forward
failed on the 27th.   The principal I half way to Chotin.     Measures
ing vessels at Eregli. At the
port of Zunguldak the bombardment caused two great explosions
at the coal mines."
Buenos Ay res, Apr. 1:���The
British cruiser Bristol has captured and taken to the Falkland
Islands, the Norwegian steamer
Bangor, which sailed on Feb. 4
from Baltimore. It is charged
that the Bangor violated neutrality by carrying coal and provisions destined for the German
auxiliary cruiser Kron Prinz Wit-
helm. .
London:���The source of supplies of the German submarines
is believed to have been cut off
today, by the capture of the
Dutch steamer Lodewijk van
Nassau, off Brighton. Destroyers arrested the vessel, which
tried to escape. She had a cargo
of fuel oil, but carried no papers.
Most of the crew were Germans.
Cettinje:���An Austrian aviator
made an attempt yesterday to
destroy the royal family of
Montenegro. While flying high
he dropped seven bombs. Four
civilians were wounded. Two
may die. None of the royal
family were injured. The aviator escaped.
Sofia:���The concentration of
Turkish troops in Adrianople is
being carried out, to strengthen
the fortification in expectation of
an attack by Bulgaria.
Gold Strike in Alaska
Fairbanks, Alaska, March 29:
Authentic news brought from the
Tolovana Camp Monday night
and Tuesday say that pay, running $2.50 to the square foot has
been opened on Discovery claim,
on Olive Creek, a branch of the
Tolovana River, just above the
mouth of Livengood Creek.
Pans are running from 10 cents
to $1. Bed rock is 24 feet down.
There are ten feet of muck.
task was assigned to the 31st
division, supported by three reserve regiments with a large
body of cavalry. These troops
advanced from Kalwarya with
orders to push forward at all
costs to Lozdsieje and to cut off
the Russian forces which were
engaging the German army west
of that point. During an engagement, in 'which we took
German trenches, on the 27th,
near the village of Vakh, in the
have been taken to meet this incursion.
Petrograd, Apr. 1 (official communication) :���"On the front
west of the Niemen, fighting
continues. In the environs of
Krasnopol our troops are successfully making progress. On the
30th they forced the Germans to
fall back in haste and also made
prisoners of about 200 soldiers
and two officers and captured two
direction of "Setroienki,""Captain ! machine *"nB-. In the Ca,'Pa^h'
Suvaroff leaped into an enemy i ,ans��ur ��ffenS,V/ c��nt!nue��\ 0n
trench and captured a machine j th,e 29th we made fresh captures
gun. the fire of which he turned i��f P^oners, namely 38 officers
against a German reserve. The !and ,U50 men aml als0 took five
Germans in the execution of this \ mafl,m\P,'s- ��� L u
Plan made prodigious efforts. In L ?>�� ��** ,8* fl*et ,ha8J?��m"
two instances however, near the Lbard<!d ^""K^Ulak, Koshi, K.hm-
villages of Siemenika and Metel-1lj and, Ere��" ("0,1f ,n Asla ,M,n-
ica, we developed counter attacks |��r- abo,,t 150 nj,les east ��rom
Newport News, Va.:���There is
great activity in preparing the
Prinz Eitel for sea. Coaling,
under U. S. officers, is not complete after all night work. Soldiers are guarding the pier.
An 11,000 acre livestock and
dairy farm in northern New
York has been completely electrified for light and power by
damming a nearby stream.
The last sewing party for this
season in aid of the Belgian Relief Fund will be held at the
Mission House, at 3 p. m., on
Thursday next, April 8. It will
be a business meeting. All
members who can are asked to
be present and to bring or send
their promised donation to this
fund on or before that date.
Contributions from friends for
this fund will be thankfully received by the treasurer or president.
Can Prevent Cholera
Paris, March 29:���Considerable
anxiety has been expressed lest
the Summer heat should produce
among the French soldiers an
epidemic of cholera contracted
from Austrian and German troops
transferred from the Eastern
front, where the disease is now
Yesterday, Professor Vincent,
head of the Val de Grace military
hospital, and the discoverer of a
typhoid anti-toxin, relieved the
anxiety by presenting before the
Academy of Medicine details of
a cholera anti-toxin, consisting
of an immunizing fluid.
Animals treated with this new
serum survived after inoculation
while in other cases of inoculation
with cholera germs, death followed within forty-eight hours.
Professor Vincent asserts that
the danger of a summer epidemic
is now entirely dissipated.
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Fort George
against the German troops which
had penetrated our rear. We
annihilated them completely."
Newport   News:   The   battleship   Alabama,   has arrived,   to
Seed Advance to Settlers
One carload of Abundance Seed Oats
is being imported into the Northern
Interior by the Department of Agriculture, for sale to settlers who are
unable to pay cash for their seed.
Notes due December 1st, without interest, are required for all seed
Application forms will be available
at Government Agent's office, Hazelton,
on and after April Kth. Applications
should be filled and forwarded early to
Department of Agriculture,   Telkwa,
P.. C.
Applications will be considered in the
order they are received. The maximum order toone settler is 100(1 pounds.
Full particulars  will  appear in next
Provincial Agriculturist.
j Constantinople). The bombardment caused a series of heavy
explosions and numbers of fires."
Later another official statement
was issued. It says, "Fog in the
prevent the illegal departure of i'^0" ��f th,e bosphorus on Mon-
the Prinz Eitel and prevent her ^ llR;sday and Wednesday
being attacked in American wat-Pr.ev1en'ed l0111,' worships from
era.     British and French  ships ! Mlltlnutag Ulu bombardment, but
are   waiting   off   the   Virginia \\*'e sanka sLoame'- and ����anycol-
,,    ,.��� iliers.     In spite of a  very  sharp
���  ! fusilade,   our  aviators   dropped
London,   Mar.   31:���Two Ger-1 bombs from aeroplanes.    During
man submarines were caught in | the period from the 20th to the
Port Essington
Established 1870
steel nets which were set to
guard the entrance of tho Firth
of Forth.
A French light cruiser rammed
a German submarine near Dieppe.
The enemy vessel sank.
An Amsterdam despatch says
British warships have commenced
a violent attack on the German
naval base at Zeebrugge, The
roar of the big guns of the battleships is heard in Sluis. The Germans are using armed trawlers
and Zeppelins.
The Ellerman liner Flaminian,
3,GOO tons, carrying a general
cargo from Glasgow to Capetown
was  submarined  off the Scilly
29th of March, the Russians in
the Carpathians, in a sector occupied by three army corps, took
as prisoners 202 officers, eight
surgeons and 10,207 of the rank
and file and captured 62 machine
guns and 10 heavy guns."
London: -The Russian version
of the bombardment of the Turkish ports of Zunguldak and Eregli is given by the Daily Mail's
Udessa correspondent as follows,
"On Tuesday a fleet of five Russian ships of line, with the aid of
aeroplanes, bombarded Erugli
and Kilimli, heavily damaging
everything not previously destroyed.     They sank eleven sail-
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