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News  Of   Development   From
Various Properties in Hazelton District
One of the most important
mining deals made this spring
has been negotiated by B. R.
Jones, who returned from Edmonton on Tuesday with the
news that the Delta/group of
four claims, situated X>u Rocher
de Boule mountain, between the
Rocher de Boule and Highland
Boy, had been taken under bond
by an Edmonton syndicate represented by Spencer & Watt. The
claims, which show ore of the
same character as the Rocher de
Boule, were the property of
R. W. Thompson and Barney
Halloran. The bond is to run
for two years, the price being
$50,000. A substantial payment
was made on Thursday,and plans
for development are being considered.
Mr. Jones is confident that a
large amount of Edmonton capital will be available for the
development of mines in this
district, and that the deal just
closed will be followed by others
within the next few weeks.
Options on the Black Prince
and Wonder groups, comprising
twelve claims on the Mud Creek
side of Rocher de Boule mountain,
have been taken by B. R. Jones,
who will bring the properties to
the attention of his Edmonton
Alex. Bonthrone, the Vancouver mining man, is expected here
on Thursday, to examine the
Owen Lake group, owned by
Hazelton men and held under
option by Harris brothers. Duke
Harris will accompany Mr. Bonthrone to thejproperty, on which
D. A. Harris, with three, men is
engaged in uncovering the showings of ore on two veins, one of
which carries silver, lead and
zinc, while the other contains
chalcopyrite. Assays have been
very favorable.
The difficulty which the Rocher
de Boule management has ex
perienced in obtaining tonnage for
the shipment of its ore from the
Prince Rupert bunkers to Tacoma
smelter has been partially overcome, and 1000 tons were loaded
on the barge Baroda this week
Work on the new crosscut tun
nel, which will give a depth on
the vein of over 1200 feet, has
been started.
Preliminary work has been
started on the Daly West, under
the direction of George Jennings.
The Spokane - Rocher de Boule
Mining Co. is operating the property.
Mell F. Watt, an Edmonton
mining man who is interested in
the Chicago group and other
properties on Rocher de Boule,
went up the hill this morning,
accompanied by Manager Cameron of the Chicago group.
A. T. Harrer, one of the first
Edmonton men to become interested in the mines of this district, is in town.
Paris: Violent fighting on a
large scale was resumed on the
Verdun front last night. Two
fresh divisions of German troops
attacked the French positions at
Avocourt wood and Hill 304, west
of the Meuse. The attacks were
unsuccessful,although the enemy
obtained a foothold in a small
post south of Hill 287.
The Germans attempted to recapture the small fort taken by
the French the preceding day,
but their efforts failed.
Sub. - Lieut. Navane brought
down his tenth enemy machine
in an aerial combat in Argonne
Hungarian seaport of Fiume, to
transport troops and munitions,
under the protection of the Austrian fleet, to the Albanian coast,
for an attack on the town of
Avlona, held by the Italians.
London:     The Austrians are
assembling 150 transports at the
London: British warships and
aeroplanes have bombarded the
fort of El Arish. Egypt, near
Palestine, and have reduced the
fortifications to ruins.
British submarines are again
active in the Baltic. Four vessels carry ing coal have been sunk.
The crews were saved.
London: An important arrest
was made last night in connection
with the German attempt to land
arms on the Irish coast on Good
John G. Goodwin,a pilot,is held
at Tralee. It is believed he was
connected with Casement.
The compulsion bill passed its
second reading in the house of
Petrograd: Russian troops are
steadily advancing in the Caucasus. There is no change on
the Riga-Dvinsk front.
Marseilles: The steamer Mira
was torpedoed in the Mediterranean. None of the passengers
or crew was saved.
Copenhagen: The differences
between Sweden and Russia in
connection with the fortifications
constructed by the latter power
on the Aland Islands have been
Wounded Soldier Returns
Albert Chappie, the first wounded soldier to return to Hazelton,
arrived on Monday, and was
warmly greeted by many friends.
He bears a number of scars as
evidence of active service. Joining the famous 30th Battalion, he
was one of those drafted to reinforce the 16th Canadian Scottish,
when that noted corps was decimated in the first gas battle. He
was engaged at Ypres from April
24 to the end of the battle. In
the Festubert battle.on May 20,
he received a bullet in the left
arm and three shrapnel wounds
in the left side and hip. After
five months in hospital he was
invalided home. Al. tells interesting, though modest, stories of
his brief but strenuous campaign.
During the hot weather of a
week ago a large bush fire
spread around the railway station
at South Hazelton. Forestry
officials prevented damage to
buildings or commercial timber,
being much aided by showers on
Wednesday. Another fire, starting from burning slash, threatened timber limits across the Skeena, but was checked in good
time. Both fires did good work
in clearing up brush and windfalls on the flats.
Economy today means riches in
the future.
By devoting all our energies to
producing things useful and a-
bandoning the purely ornamental
and luxurious we are helping the
The sympathy of everyone in
the district will go out to Mr.
and Mrs. Stephen H. Hoskins in
the loss of their youngest son,
Gordon Hamilton, who passed
away on Wednesday, after a
month's illness, of spinal meningitis. His age was four years and
eight months.
The funeral took place yester-
ay and was largely attended. At
St. Peter's Church a funeral service was conducted by Rev. John
Field, assisted by Dean Sargent,
the service at the grave being
conducted by Rev. Mr. Field.
The pallbearers were Messrs.
R. S. Sargent, Wm. Ware, J. E.
Kirby and W. W. Anderson.
A large number of beautiful
floral wreaths covered the white
casket, among the senders being
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McMullin,
Prince Rupert, Mr. H.F. McLeod,
Prince Rupert; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Burrington, Mr. and Mrs.
John Newick, Dr. and Mrs.
Wrinch and Staff of Hazelton
Hospital, Mr. and Mrs. R. J.
Rock, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Hall.
Miss Soal, Mrs. D. Harris, Rev.
J. and Mrs. Field, the Hazelton
Public School, Mr. and Mrs. R.
S. Sargent, Mr. and Mrs. E. R.
Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tornlinson, Kispiox; Mr. and Mrs. R.
E. Allen and family, Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Kirby, the Government Office Staff, Mr. and Mrs.
W. W. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs.
C. V. Smith and family, Mr. and
Mrs.J. C. K. Sealy,Miss B.Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Sharpe, Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Reid, Mr. and
Mrs. Glassey.
For Indian Gardeners
During his stay here, Inspector
Tyson is arranging for a garden
competition in each Indian village,
the department offering prizes
for the three best collections in
each village. The directors of
the fair association will endeavor
to have the first-prize exhibit in
each village sent to Hazelton fair
and will offer special prizes for
'        Surveyor Locates Here
Dalby B. Morkill, an experienced land and mine surveyor, who
|is well-known throughout the
1 Kootenays, arrived from Vancou-
] ver to survey the Hazelton View
and Indian groups.   Mr. Morkill
is so favorably impressed with
I this district that he will locate in
I Hazelton,   for  the  summer   at
! least. Mrs. Morkill will probably
join him shortly.
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Victoria, May 18:���Following a
stormy caucus, the proposed prohibition measure was brought
down today. The bill follows
closely the provisions of the Hugh
John Macdonald measure. If
favored by the electors, the law
will be effective in July, 1917.
No compensation is provided for.
Liquor for necessary purposes
will be handled by government
The only luxury the Empire
can afford is victory.
The only money judiciously
spent is that that keeps ourselves
in health of mind and body and
that by investment in productiveness helps in the progress of the
land and country.
Dr. Wrinch has his new motor
car in commission.
Dr. Badgero arrived on Tuesday from Smithers.
Mrs. (Major) Leslie is visiting
her sister, Mrs. Sealy.
Dr. Maclean was down from
Smithers on Tuesday.
James McCulley, of Kispiox, is
spending a few days in town.
The Misses Martin, of Kispiox,
were visitors here yesterday.
Ruddy & MacKay received a
shipment of Ford cars this week.
Mrs. R.S.Sargent and children
are visiting friends in Prince
Peter Slavin came down from
Houston on Tuesday. Mrs Slavin
is at the Hospital.
Robert Langlands returned on
Thursday from a successful fishing trip to Kispiox.
John McPherson.of Tacla lake,
returned from Victoria on Thursday. He will remain here for a
short time.
G. W. Smith is in from the
Ingeneca with a fine bunch of
furs, including several silver-
gray foxes.
Dr. Sager, the new assistant
physician at the Hospital,arrived
on Tuesday,accompanied by Mrs.
Sager and child.
A. M. Tyson, inspector of Indian agencies, returned on Tuesday from an official visit to the
natives in the Bulkley Valley.
W. McCready. engineer at the
Hospital, is bringing his family
into town,taking up his residence
at the corner of Field and Wrinch
Rev. W. M. Scott left on Tuesday to attend the Methodist conference in Vancouver. John
Newick, who is also a delegate,
left yesterday.
Foreman Blackstock, of the
Yukon telegraphs, left on Thursday with a construction crew, to
do necessary work on the line
north of Hazelton.
A. R. Neale, provincial horticulturist, who was accompanied
from Prince Rupert by Mrs.
Nea^e, visited the gardens of
Hazelton this week.
Considerable activity in the
new mineral section around White
Sail lake and Tahtsa river is reported by Max Enter, who came
in from Ootsa lake yesterday.
He also says Ootsa lake settlers
are bringing in quite a number
of cattle.
Angus Beaton and F. A. Brewer
returned on Wednesday from
Groundhog district, where they
spent the winter. Although the
trapping season was not favorable, they brought out a very
good catch of fur, including some
nice fox and marten. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, MAY 20. 1916
e umineca
Published every Saturday at Hazelton. the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
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Gazette rates.
Vol. V.
Saturday. May 20, 1916.
No. 38
Although these are abnormal times, making Canada's thrift
campaign one of paramount necessity, a return to what in
comparison may be termed a normal period seems to prove that there
was then nearly as much reason for the same policy.
In the report of the commission on the cost of living in
Canada it is shown that the prices of food in this country rose from
100 in 1900 to 145 in 1913, and of food and coal combined from 100
to 100 to 139.6. In the United Kingdom the rise in the same period
was from 100 to 113.8 for food and from 100 to 109.2 for coal. This
being on the whole a colder climate and coal not being so accessible,
it would hardly be expected that the combined increase would
be proportionately less than for the single necessity, food; yet it
seems to be the case. The one deduction appears possible, that
greater thrift, comparatively speaking, is exercised in the use of
fuel than in consumption of food.
Why should the increase of the cost of food in Canada have
been greater in the fourteen years than in Britain? That is a
question worthy of answer and thought. We are not only self
contained in most articles of food, but in the more common run have
a surplus for export. Britain, on the other hand is an importer of
at least fourteen of the sixteen articles reckoned with in the
computation,namely,beef, mutton, pork, bacon, eggs, butter, flour,
cheese, oatmeal, rice, sugar, coffee,potatoes and tea, the exceptions
being bread and milk. In our case the only exceptions to home
production of articles of consumption, that there is real cause for
being, are rice, sugar, coffee and tea. Again is asked -Why,then,
the increased difference in our disfavor of the relative cost of
There can be hut one answer to the query here propounded that
we are less thrifty,more self-indulgent,more extravagant and more wj|| be
wasteful than our close relations of the British Isles. In addition,
the investigations of the cost of living commission would seem to
indicate that Canada is rapidlv becoming the most expensive to live
in of ail the affiliated countries of the Empire. In such a case, it
is apparent that it is up to our people to go in for introspection and
to consider in what way the situation can be remedied and improved.
We have not the large poverty-striken class to lessen the percentage
that Great Britain unhappily possesses, but home production and
home industry should outweigh that possible reason for some
difference. There are and must be other causes for the difference,
and those here set forth appear to be the main ones. If every
Canadian would consider that every dollar, every cent, saved and
judiciously invested and that every ounce of food produced, meant
so much added to the country's capital and wealth.it is not difficult
to believe that there would soon be a decrease in the proportional
increase of the cost of the necessities of life along with a speedy
diminution of household expenses.
Aid To Lumber Industry
British  Columbia  coast mills
have a capacity of 700,000,000
feet of lumber annually. Of this
280,000,000 are available for export. The government's bill to
provide for loans to shipbuilders
and the payment of a conditional
bonus after the war is being
brought down for the purpose of
providing ships, without which
this 280,000.000 feet of lumber
cannot be shipped to the $10,500,-
000 overseas market in Australia,
the $6,000,000 market in South
Africa, and the big markets of
South America, India, Japan,
Straits Settlements and East Africa. At present, because of lack
of ships, Canada is selling only
$265,000 worth ol lumber to Australia, whereas the United States,
which has ships, is selling $7,000,-
000 and Norway and Sweden are
selling $420,000 and Russia $323,-
000 worth.
Restore Civilization
London, May 15:���Premier Asquith, addressing a delegation of
members of the Russian Duma
visiting London, said:
"The Allies know that victory
is certain. We will stand together
no matter how long and severe
the test of endurance, until we
have beaten to the ground the
forces which have withstood us,
and can begin in peace to rebuild
the shaken fabric of European
That the British blockade is
increasingly effective is shown
by the great diminution of American exports to Holland and the
Scandinavian countries, which are
now approaching normal proportions. The total weekly exports
from New York to the Netherlands are now valued at only
$368,093, compared $4,644,885 in
the corresponding week of 1915;
those to Denmark at $216,342,
compared with $2,407,321; those
to Norway at $195,847, compared
i with $868,106; those to Sweden at
j $125,138, compared with $2,089,
On the other hand, the exports
to the Allies have enormously
increased in volume, and, owing
entirely to this, the outgoing
trade of New York has risen by
50 per cent on a comparison with
1915, and by nearly 200 per cent
compared with 1914.
What the War Means
London, May 15:���Lord Rose-
bery has published the following
"One thing is absolutely  certain: the war will   leave all  the
combatants, whether victorious or j
otherwise, financially exhausted.
"It will mean general impoverishment all over Europe, both of
the individuals and the states,
and that impoverishment must
produce new social conditions.
That is a grave outlook. ,
"No one knows whether the
condition of affairs after the war
real and permanent
or a constant armed anticipation
of war. It depends on the policy
of the states of Europe, whether
they will come to realize the
hideous curse inherent in war, and
which are the victors and losers.
"There is a third condition.
Our millions of men will return
with a new spirit and new views
of the world.
"They will be supermen, and
they must inevitably control the
future of this country. They will
bring back self-respect and respect for others. Character is
another inestimable asset they
will bring.
"What is this war but a conflict
of character, a conflict between
the gallant, reckless, confident
Briton, and the cold, calculating
nation of assassins, who, through
a whole generation, devoted all
their resources of science and
knowledge to the preparation of
a hideous conspiracy against their
neighbors and the liberties of all ?
"If Prussia wins it will enclose
Europe in a coffin, with a Prussian sentinel to guard it."
The Standard silver-lead mine,
in the Slocan, has paid $2,000,00p
dividends in five years.
Weil-Known Statesman Dead
EarJ St. Aldwyn, who was twice
chancellor of the exchequer and
twice chief secretary for Ireland,
is dead at the age of 79. He was
best known as Sir Michael Hicks
Beach, and was an uncle of
Edward and Charles of that ilk,
who are well known in this district.
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
ineca Miner
Hazelton, B. C.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Mount Mtna. is reported in
Crews of B. C. coast steamers
ask for higher wages.
A provincial board of trade for
B.C. has been formed.
Peace propagandists were mobbed in London on Saturday.
Seven aeroplane mail routes
will be established in Alaska.
Winston Churchill has left the
army and returned to politics.
The Chinese government has
declared a partial moratorium.
A citizens' recruiting league
has been formed in Vancouver.
Nine persons were killed in the
collapse of a building at Akron,
0., on Monday.
A Russian living in South Vancouver has been found to be
afflicted with leprosy.
The C.P.R. liner Metagama is
due today at Quebec, with a large
number of invalided soldiers.
Headed by Mayor Gill. Seattle
police made a'raid and seized
$75,000 worth of illicit liquor.
B.C. druggists have protested
against being required to handle
liquor under the prohibition law.
The total military casualties in
the Dublin uprising were 124 killed, 388 wounded and 9 missing.
A large shipment of Canadian
farm machinery is being sent
from Vancouver to  Vladivostok.
Representatives of the American embassy will visit Russian
camps in which prisoners of war
are held.
G. T. P. officials predict very
heavy travel from the United
States into and through Canada
this year.
Australia will assist the Shack-
elton relief expedition by supplying officers and 26 men provisioned for 18 months.
The LaPointe resolution, by
which the bi-lingual issue was
introduced into parliament, was
voted down by 107 to 60.
The new Dominion grain elevator in Vancouver, which has a
storage capacity of 1,250,000 bushels, has been completed.
Carl Luderitz, German consul
at Baltimore, indicted in connection with passport frauds, has
surrendered to the New York
The Chinese situation is becoming very critical. Japan is
reported to have the backing of
Russia, in return for aid in the
present war.
After discussion of the report
of the select committee which
inquired into the matter of soldiers' pensions, the Dominion parliament prorogued on Thursday.
Swedish anarchists are said to
have plotted against the life of
King Gustave, in revenge for the
conviction of three Socialist leaders of the anti-militaristic congress.
AnsweringAmerican objections
to further use by Canadians of
water from the Niagara river
above the falls, the attorney-general of Ontario suggests that
Canada may prohibit exportation
of power to the United States.
Such action would tie up hundreds
of American industries which use
power from the Canadian plants.
Outstanding differences between the Allies and the Greek
government have been settled,
with the result that there will be
no violation of the neutrality of
The U. S. congress has agreed
upon an army reorganization bill
providing for a regular army with
a peace strength of 206,000, capable of expansion in war time to
An earthquake of particular
violence occurred on Thursday
along the Adriatic coast of Italy,
between Rimini and Cesena. In
the latter town twelve persons
were injured.
Rasputin, the Russian monk
who was famous as the Czar's
confidant, is reported to have
been shot by a woman. It was
believed he was working for a
separate peace with Germany.
Despatches say the German
desire to take Verdun arises from
the fear that it may be made the
base for a movement to capture
the great Briey steel district,
which lies between Verdun and
Vancouver harbor board has
offered half a million for the
Kitsilano reserve, purchased by
the provincial government for
$300,000. The Dominion government demands $1,250,000. The
matter wiil be arbitrated.
Peter Annance was convicted
in Vancouver police court of attempting to procure impersonation of voters on behalf of the
Liberal candidate in the late by-
election, and was sentenced to
serve nine mouths at hard labor
and to pay a fine of $300.
Swiss despatches say food conditions in the Rhine towns are
becoming intolerable. A feeling
of resentment is growing among
the populace.owing to the failure
of the government to force the
great agrarian proprietors to release large quantities of potatoes
which they have on hand.
Following is a statement of the j
subscriptions received by S. H.
Hoskjns, district treasurer of the
Patriotic Fund, since the last
balance sheet was prepared, on
Oct. 13, 1915.
Balance on hand S  268.25
Hazelton District:
Hazelton $1,547.38
Rocher de
Boule Mine      187.60
Chicago Group Mine 55.35
Babine Bonanza "   30.00
men. The Austro - Hungarian
forces now consist of 3,000,000,
with 1,000,000 in non-combatant
service, and to get this force the
Vienna authorities have had to
call in all men from eighteen up
to 55 years. Exemptions do not
exceed b per cent., so that all
available men are now taken for
military service.
Red Rose Group "
Lome Creek
Bulkley Valley Dist.
Pat. Fund   400.00
New Hazelton
,      230.85
Bank Interest
S 3.205.10
Remitted to Headqu
Balance on hand
$    505.10
Ottawa: Sir Wilfrid Laurier
has resigned, as the result of the
revolt of many of his followers
on the bi-lingual issue.
Austria-Hungary's Losses
A Hungarian correspondent of
The Christian Science Monitor,
writing from Buda-Pesth, gives
the following interesting facts
regarding the losses of the Aus-
tro-Hungarian armies in the war.
He says from the beginning of
the war to August 1 of last year,
on the Russian front, 431,000
were killed, 1,741,000 wounded,
and 580,000 lost as prisoners.
The Balkan and other losses
brought the totals 501.000 killed,
1,915,000 wounded, and 572,000
prisoners. In the six months
from August 1, 1915, to February
1, 1916. the losses were lighter,
being 222,500 killed, 685 000
wounded, and 87,000 prisoners.
The total to February 1 last,
therefore, is, roughly, 4,000.000.
The average of wounded who
recover for further service is
60 per cent., so that the net
impairment of Austria-Hungary's
fighting   strength   is   2,500,000
Almost every known variety of
iron ore is found in Newfoundland.
At Liberty Six Hours
Sam Morris, the mulatto who
was sent to the New Westminster
penitentiary a year or so ago,
for assaulting a section foreman
in the Bulkley Valley, escaped
from a guard, but was recaptured
within six hours. In police court,
charged with escaping from custody, Morris elected to be tried
at the next assizes.
Gives the Best Meal
For the Lowest Price
Opp. Police Office, Hazelton
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Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals and  berth included on steamer
Tacked to a tree near the seven-mile post on the Nine-mile
road, the first prospector of the
season on his way in to do some
assessment work, either with
pick or pencil, found the following notice. At this point two
stringers of quartz were cut by
the road graders, and these evidently caught the eye of some
roving Swede with a name suggestive of manual labor. lhe
identity of this pseudo-prospector
remains a mystery to the old-
timers who have been puzzling
over the matter.
"Das har ban mae minerl barren clam, en ef enybody yumps
et Ay skull brake his yaw. Et
rons oop des hell to ets top. en
den turns round en rons down
hell to Sammon river. Ay skall
poot en von sammon kannery en
konsekrater mill. Ven dis har
claim ban low Kated ban no
body's dem bizniss, mon Ay skall
tall ets name.es ban 'Bell Mare'.
Ay ban Svenska yentleman, e,h
gude galwanized Canadian fern
jear. Ovar Haulson,
"Low Kater."
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rights of the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories anil in a portion
of the Province of Hritish Columbia,
may be leased for a term of twenty-one
years nt an annuul rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,5(10 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to tho Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in which
the rights applied for arc situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable
output of the mine at the rate of five
cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rightB are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10.0C an acre.
For fu)l information application
should be made to the Secretary of the
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On Verdun Front
London: Violent assaults by
the enemy along practically the
whole western frontarestillunder
way, although they have been
again and again repulsed with I
heavy losses. In the Verdun
region the Germans again subjected the French positions at
Douamont, Hill 304 and Mort
Homme to heavy bombardment,
followed by desperate infantry
attacks, which were repulsed. At
Hill 304 a vigorous counter-attack
drove the enemy back.
To Attack Russians
Petrograd: German naval and
military forces are preparing for
a combined land and sea attack
on Riga.
Along the greater part of the
Russian front an artillery action
is in progress.
In the Caucasus the Russians
continue their advance. A Turkish offensive in the direction of
Bagdad was repulsed. Our troops
made important gains in the direction of Erzingan.
Active on Italian Front
Rome: Artillery actions occurred on the Italian front. Movements of enemy vehicles and
trains continue in the Trentino
region, hampered frequently by
the accurate fire of our artillery.
Asquith's Irish Plan
Dublin: Premier Asquith has
had frequent conferences with
the civil and military officials. He
desires to establish an Irish executive council.partly administrative and partly deliberative, and
responsible for Irish affairsduring
the war. The council will supposedly be representative of all
parties, with the Irish secretary
as its spokesman in parliament.
Casement on Trial
London: Roger Casement and a
private soldier named Bailey, who
accompanied Casement from Germany, where Bailey was a prisoner of war, are being tried for
high treason. Casement promised in the name of the German
government that if Germany wen
the sea battle she would land
troops in Ireland,and if Germany
lost the war each Irishman would
be given ��20 and a free passage
to America.
War Notes
London: A zeppelin was pursued across the North Sea by
three British destroyers, and was
brought down by gunfire off the
Norwegian coast.
In anticipation of an Allied offensive from Saloniki, Bulgaria is
withdrawing the troops she concentrated on the Roumanian frontier.
A Belgian  expedition   has invaded German East Africa, occupying Kigali, the capital of the
German province of Ruanda.
From Berlin
Berlin (via wireless): The
British are reported to be attacking at Hulluch.
In thereichstagthegovernment
tobaccotaxmeasure was defeated.
A poor harvest is predicted,
owing to the scarcity of fertilisers due to the blockade.
lieved that Germany now has no
reserves to send to Verdun without weakening her lines elsewhere.
The French cleared the enemy
from 200 yards of trenches on the
Meuse and repelled attacks at
Avocourt wood and Hill 304.
On the British front there were
active bombardments and sapping
operations. The Germans were
expelled from trenches east of
South of the Somme the enemy
was cleared out of a first line
trench. In Champagne there has
been great artillery activity.
East of Mount Tetu the French
invaded a German work and took
a number of prisoners
Evidence Against Casement
London: Great interest is being taken in the Casement trial.
Exchanged prisoners of war told
of Casement's efforts to induce
them to join the Germans' proposed Irish brigade. Prisoners of the
Munster Regiment hissed at and
struck Casement at Limburg and
were punished by the German
authorities, who deprived them
of their bread ration. Tralee men
told of Casement's landing from a
submarine, armed with revolvers
and carrying a green flag.
Russians Advance
Petrograd: In the Caucasus
the Russian troops are advancing
against the Turks in the direction
of Bagdad. The Turkish army is
in flight, abandoning war material.
Allies Are Active
London: Favorable news comes
from all fronts. The Italians have
occupied Foragorida and Lares.
in the Mount Adamella zone,
taking prisoners and guns. The
movement on Trent continues.
Further successes for the Belgian expedition in German East
Africa are reported, the island of
Kiviuivi, in Lake Kivu,which the
Germans took by surprise at the
beginning of the war, having been
Heavy artillery firing along the
Macedonian front is reported in
despatches from Saloniki. The
Bulgarian camp at Xanthi was
bombarded by French aeroplanes.
Minor Notes
Dublin: Premier Asquith left
this morning for Belfast, to confer with prominent men of the
Washington: The administration is preparing a "very vigorous" protest against interference
by Great Britain with mails to
and from the U.S.
Ottawa: Austrian prisoners at
Cochrane, to the number of 300,
refused to work and started a
riot in which 900 took part. One
was killed and nine seriously
wounded by bayonets before the
uprising was quelled.
WED., MAY 17
The Western Front
Paris: The fighting on other
parts of the line yesterday was
fiercer than at Verdun.   It is be-
Big Guns At Verdun
Paris: Shelling is now in progress i n the Wcevre along the
sectors of Eix-Moulainville. On
the left bank of the Meuse there
has been an incessant bombardment of our positions at Avocourt
wood and Hill 304. German attacks on Mort Homme were repulsed.
In the vicinity of Thiaumont
farm, the enemy made grenade
attacks which were repulsed.
Artillery actions and sapping
operations are reported from various parts of the British front.
Turks in a Trap
London: Remarkable progress
has been made by the Russian
army in Mesopotamia. It is believed the Grand Duke's strategy
has completely outwitted the
Turks and their German leaders
and that the army which forced
General Townshend to surrender
will in its turn be compelled to
yield to the Russians, unless something wholly unexpected should
happen, as the Turkish army has
been led into a trap.
Hun Fleet in Baltic
Paris: A German fleet has left
Kiel for the Gulf of Riga, to cooperate with the land forces a-
gainst the Russian front. News
of further movements in that district is awaited with interest. A
powerful offensive has apparently
been undertaken by the enemy.
Britain's Position
Washington: Ambassador
Spring-Rice told Secretary Lansing today that his government
was striving to eliminate delays
to mails, but that Great Britain
could not relinquish its right to
prevent the use of mails for the
transmission of goods or information to its enemies.
Sir Roger Weeps
London: Great interest continues to be manifested in the Casement trial. The prisoner wept
silently today as he turned from
the testimony against him to the
writing of a long statement.
Villa Redivivus
Washington : Advices from
Mexico say that Villa has recovered from his wounds and is in
Durango, attempting to raise a
new army.
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Big Gain For Russians
London: The Russian official
statement says the advance on
Mosul continues. Grand Duke
Nicholas has captured 37,000
Turks with vast quantities of
munitions, and has cut the Bagdad railway, which runs along
the left bank of the Tigris.
Fighting in the Air
Paris: In the region of Verdun
there has been no development of
importance. Aerial activity has
been especially marked,there being thirty-three combats. Three
German machines were brought
down. None of lhe French aeroplanes was damaged.
Minor Naval Battle
London: Off the Belgian coast
yesterday an encounter occurred
between British monitors and
destroyers and a number of German destroyers. After a brief
engagement the enemy vessels
withdrew to their ports. Our
force sustained no casualties.
The British monitor E-30 is reported to have been sunk.
Italians Repulse Austrians
Rome: Five separate Austrian
attacks on the Italian front were
repulsed with enormous losses to
the enemy. Numerous bodies ot
enemy soldiers were washed away
by the swollen current of the
Adige river, in La Garnia valley.
Asquith Active In Ireland
Dublin: Premier Asquith was
sworn in yesterday as a member
of the Irish privy council, being
the first British premier to become a member of that body.
This means that Asquith will take
a greater part in the executive
government of Ireland than any
of his predecessors.
Sir Roger Casement and D. J.
Bailley were yesterday committed for trial on charges of high
To Advance In Greece
Saloniki: There is greatactivity
amongst the Allied troops, their
movements indicating that an
advance is imminent.
Venizelos is again gaining the
ascendancy in Greek politics.
Bulgarians,  disguised as Germans, were captured in Greece.
Sweden is Aggrieved
Stockholm: The government is
preparing, with extreme care, a
protest respecting the Russian
fortifications on the Aland Islands, off the Swedish coast.
Three Steamers Sunk
London: A German torpedo-
boat was sunk by a mine, off
Palsteibo, Sweden.
The Dutch steamer Batavier V
was blown up in the North Sea.
The American embassy has been
informed that an American citizen was lost.
The Canadian steamer Eretria
was sunk, presumably by a mine.
Austrian aeroplanes raided Venice, but did little damage.
Carranza Reassured
Washington: Official circles are
relieved by the assurance received from the Mexican representative, that the Carranza government is now convinced that the
United States has no intention of
intervening in  Mexican  politics.
volunteers 11,000 proved disloyal.
General Maxwell has replied to
charges that the soldiers showed
brutality in the fighting in North
King street. The rebels, he states
cloaked their movements behind
women and shot down thesoldiers.
Anzacs Successful
London: Australians and New
Zealanders destroyed an enemy
camp near Bajand, Egypt, capturing 36 camels and a quantity
of munitions.
TwoGerman steamers have been
sunk by a Russian submarine.
The Italian Campaign
Geneva:    Reports from Innsbruck indicate that the  heaviest
fighting of the war between Italy
and Austria is in progress in the
region of Rovereto and in the
| Sugana Valley.     The Austrians
I have begun  a general offensive
i against the  Italians  from  the
Alps to the Adriatic. The enemy
| has brought several batteries of
the heaviest guns from Germany
and installed them near Gorizia
and Monfalcone, where the staff
of the Archduke  Frederick has
arrived.    The Austrians are also
rushinir troops  from  Innsbruck
into the region of Trent.
Swiss troops on the frontier
report that Austrian positions on
the Adamello range have been
greatly strengthened, and that
artillery duels are increasing in
The War In France
Paris: The German troops last
night made several attacks on
our front at Avocourt, in the effort to capture a redoubt. The
enemy was repulsed each time
with considerable loss.
After severe fighting, French
troops captured the German fort
on the northeast slope of Hill 304.
The German trench north of Hill
278 was raided by French, who
killed or captured the occupants.
I East of the Meuse artillery has
j been active on both sides.
Two French aeroplanes dropped eighty or more shells on the
railway station at Metz on the
j night of May 16.
The Irish Situation
London:   Premier Asquith has
left Dublin for Cork, to hold con-
I ferences   with   the  Nationalist
leaders in the south of Ireland.
The royal com m ission has begu n
i the investigation of the uprising.
1 Sir Matthew Nathan testified that
the Irish executive had advance
information concerning the rising
and Germany's connection with
the plot.    Of 18,000 Nationlaist
Death of C W. D. Clifford
A well-known pioneer of this
district died in Vancouver last
week in the person of Charles
W. D. Clifford, who was manager
for the Hudson's Bay Co. at
Hazelton thirty years ago. After
leaving here, Mr. Clifford had
charge of the company's agency
at Port Simpson for some years.
He was twice elected member of
the legislature for Cassiar, and
was a man of sterling character
and notable ability. He devoted
much attention to the natural
resources of Northern B. C, and
was largely interested in mining
properties. At the time of his
being stricken with paralysis,
two weeks before his death, he
was preparing to spend the summer in the north.
Card of Thanks
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Hoskins desire to thank the many
friends whose kindness and sympathy have been manifested since
their recent bereavement.
The Miner is two dollars a vear.
British Columbia Land Surveyor
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