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VOL. V, NO. 32
Government   Makes   Provision
for Returned Warriors Who
Wish to Farm
One of the most important
measures passed by the legislature during the present session
is the soldiers' homestead act,
which provides that purchased
lands on which payments have
not been completed within six
months shall revert to the crown,
the purchasers being given land
to the amount of the payments
The lands thus taken over will
be reserved to provide pre-emptions for returned soldiers, the
act providing that:
"Each returned soldier shall be
entitled to obtain out of the lands
coming to or resumed by the
Crown under this Act a pre-emption of one hundred' and sixty
acres of land by applying therefor, within eighteen months after
the date of his discharge from
service, under section 15 of the
"Land Act" or re-enactment
thereof, and all the provisions of
the "Land Act" and amending
Acts for the time being in force
shall apply to every pre-emption
obtained under this Act and to
the obtaining of a Crown grant
therefor, except that the term of
residence required shall be only
such as may be fixed by regulation made under this Act: Provided that no returned soldier
shall be called upon to pay any
fee or amount other than the fee
of ten dollars for the Crown
Liberals Choose Officers
Hazelton Liberal Association
held its annual meeting last evening, and elected the following
Hon. President ��� Sir Wilfrid
Laurier; Hon. Vice-President���
H. C. Brewster; President���H. F.
Glassey; lst Vice-President���H.
B. Campbell; 2nd Vice-President
���W. W. Anderson; Secretary-
Treasurer ��� Stuart J. Martin;
Executive Committee:���William
Sproule, J. C. K. Sealy, N. Hagg-
bladd, W. H. Burken, H. Johnson.
J. T Breckon, the civil and
mining engineer, who spent the
winter in Vancouver, was a guest
of Dr. and Mrs. Wrinch this
week. Later in the season Mr.
Breckon will spend aome time
looking after his mining interests
here, but for some weeks he will
be busy with the installation of
the $90,000 hydro-electric plant
at Prince George. Mr. Breckon's
firm, Ducane.Dutcher & Co., are
consulting engineers for that
Paris: Attacking withrhand
grenades.the French forces have
recaptured all ground at Bethin-
court recently occupied by the
Germans. An enemy attack on
Haucourt was repulsed, with
heavy loss. The French curtain
of fire prevented the advance of
reinforcements, while our machine gun fire forced the attackers to retreat, leaving many dead.
Essad Pasha, who is here discussing the future of Albania,
says the Kaiser pledged his word
to Ferdinand and the Bulgarian
court that the giant offensive
planned against Verdun would
open the road to Paris, and that
the French capital would be occupied.
Petrograd: In the Caucasus
coastal region the Russians surprised the enemy and dislodged
him from his positions on the
right bank of the Kasadere river.
Despite heavy frost and snowstorms, the Russians are advancing on the upper Tchousk.
A Japanese naval commission
has arrived to cooperate with the
Russian board of strategy.
Heavy fighting is reported in
the Riga, Drinaand upper Stripa
London: A despatch from
Bucharest says Turco-Bulgarian
relations are greatly strained because the Turks refuse to ratify
the cession of territory to Bulgaria. There is much talk of a
rupture between the two countries. Apparently the Bulgarian
government has been informed
that Turkey seeks to regain possession of the ceded territory.
According to Reuters' a revolution in Bulgaria is threatened and
the situation in Sofia is grave.
The garrison has been strengthened in anticipation of ah uprising.
Amsterdam: German losses
before Verdun have been the
greatest in the whole range of
Cairo: Stormy weather in
Mesopotamia is complicating the
Tigris campaign.
Stockholm: There is a crisis
in the Swedish cabinet,a majority
of the second chamber opposing
the government's war trade
London: The situation in Holland is apparently becoming less
tense, since officers of the military transport staff are being
granted leave.
London: The admiralty announces the sinking of an Austrian transport in  the Adriatic.
Berlin: Germany states the
Palembang was not sunk by a
German submarine, there having
been none in the vicinity. A
similar reply concerning the Sussex has been sent to Washington.
London: The sinking of Allied
and neutral steamers by German
submarines continues.
Local and District News
Handsome Red Cross pins have
been received by the Hazelton
branch. Members may procure
them at the Union Bank for 25
cents each.
A high mountain on the Skeena, nine miles southeast of Dor-
reen.has been named Sir Robert,
after the Dominion premier, the
glacier at its foot being called
the Borden glacier.
Hazelton's gardens, which presented such a fine show of flowers and vegetables last year,
should be fully up to the mark
this season, judging from the
work already under way.
The ice in the Bulkley is breaking up, and Road Superintendent
Carr found it necessary to remove the center bents of the
temporary bridge on Wednesday.
The ferry will be in commission
within a day or two, it is expected.
Methodist Church
Rev. W. M. Scott will preach
tomorrow evening on the following subject: "The Shipwreck of
Mixed quartette will sing.
At  the   meeting of the Red
Cross   executive   committee   on
j Monday  evening,   reports   from
the   working   committees   were
presented,   Great interest in the
i work   of   the  society   is   being
��� manifested, and much has been
(already   done.     Thousands   of
dressings,  as well as numerous
| socks, pajamas,  and other garments, have been made. A large
shipment  of  dressings will be
sent to headquarters next week.
On Wednesday evening next a
general meeting of the Hazelton
branch will  be held, when full
reports will be  presented.     A
working meeting of the surgical
supply   committee  will   follow,
giving members who have not
attended one of these meetings
an opportunity to see the interesting work of preparing supplies for the front.
I Another Aerial Raid
London:   In an aerial raid over
i the  north - eastern   counties on
j Wednesday night one child  was
killed  and  eight   persons   were
injured.     No   military damage
was done.     Of the three zeppel-
I ins engaged, one is said to have
!been hit  by gunfire and brought
down in the North Sea.
Coming Events
April 12���General Meeting of Red
Cross Society.St. Andrew's Hull,8p.m.
April 14���Methodist Church Social,
in aid of Red Cross, St. Andrew's Hall,
8 p.m.
Minor Notes
Arabia has a tract of unexplored territory nearly five times the
size of Great Britain, while nearly a quarter of Australia has not
been visited by civilized man.
For navigators an instrument
has been invented by which a
true course between points can be
found on a chart and converted
into a compass without computation.
An automatic fire escape has
been invented in the form of an
endless chain ladder thatdescends
at the same speed whether one
or more persons are on it.
The extermination of mosquitoes by bats has proved so successful that one Texas city has
prohibited the killing of the
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding: District
Tramville now has a postoffice.
Red Cross Social next Friday
Dr. Maclean, of Smithers, was
in town on Thursday.
Dr. Wallace, of Telkwa,is joining the army medical corps.
R. G. Cunningham returned to
Port Essington on Tuesday.
There are thirty-three children
attending Hazelton public school.
G. R. Smith, a Wyoming man,
is visiting his cousin, Robert Duff.
Mr. and Mrs. Angus McLean,
of Smithers, are visitors in Hazelton.
Roy Moseley returned on Thursday from a visit to the coast
The tennis club is having its
court placed in condition for the
Rev. W. M. Scott returned on
Tuesday from a visit to Smithers
and Telkwa.
School Inspector A. R. Lord
was up from Prince Rupert during the week.
Engineer Bell returned on Monday from a visit to Victoria and
left on Thursday for Houston.
Norman Cary left for Prince
George on Saturday. He expects
to remain in that town for some
A general meeting of Hazelton
Conservative Association will be
held in the schoolhouse at eight
this evening.
Fred W. Brewer, who has enlisted in the 102nd Battalion, left
yesterday for the regimental
camp at Comox.
Henry Kirkpatrick, a Francois
Lake rancher, who has been ill
at the Hospital for many months,
died on Monday.
Alexander Sharp, M.E., is expected here about April 15, to
report on the mining interests of
A. Erskine Smith.
The new power plant on the
American Boy is working excellently and good progress is being
made.   The shaft is 175 ft. deep.
It is probable that the Erskine
Smith interests will consolidate
the Hazelton View and Indian
groups. A company is being
incorporated for that object.
George McBean, discoverer of
the Silver Standard,has returned
from Vancouver, where he has
resided for a couple of years. He
will stay with the mining game
in Hazelton.
Ottawa; It is the intention to
concentrate the men in training
in Canada in seven camps for the
summer; at London, Niagara,
Petewawa, Valcartier, Hughes,
Man., Vernon, B. C, and the
Sarcee reserve in Alberta. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1916
e umiieca
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Canada and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING RATES: Display, $2.50 per inch per month; Reading
Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. V.
Saturday, April 8, 1916.
No. 32
It would be difficult to over-estimate the importance of the
Allied conference at Paris last week, or the far reaching effects of
the action decided upon by the civil and military chiefs of the
embattled nations of the Entente. The deliberations of the cabinet
ministers and generals resulted in decisious which have the force
of enactments by the various governments of the Allies.and before
adjournment the following notable resolutions were adopted as
defining the future course of action of the powers opposed to the
Teutonic alliance:
"Representatives of the Allied governments in conference at
Paris affirm the complete community of views and solidarity of the
Allies. They confirm all measures taken to realize unity of action
or unity of front.
"They understand by that at the same time unity of military
action, assured by the Entente and concluded between the general
staffs, unity of economic action, the organization of which the
present conference has regulated, and unity of diplomatic action,
which is guaranteed by their unshaken will to continue the struggle
for victory for the common cause.
"The Allied governments decide to put into practice, in the
economic domain, their solidarity of views and interests. They
charge the economic conference, which is to be held shortly at
Paris, to propose for them appropriate measures for the realization
of this solidarity.
"With a view to strengthen, co-ordinate and unify the
diplomatic action to be exercised to prevent the revictualling of the
enemy, the conference has decided to establish at Paris a permanent
commission, on which all the Allies will be represented.
"The conference has decided: First,to continue the organization
already begun, at London, of an international centra] bureau of
freights; second, to proceed in common, and with the briefest
delay, to seek practical means to apportion equitably between the
Allied nations the charges for maritime transportation and check
the rise in freight rates."
Forester Allen, who is secretary
of the Soldiers' Aid, has received
many interesting letters from the
front, in response to the committee's communications. Lance-
Corporal James Turnbull, of the
Princess Pats, who has been in
the heaviest fighting of the last
twelve months, writes a typical
letter.   He says:
"Enclosed find Soldiers' Aid
sheet filled up to the best of my
ability. We are living on the lid
of hell these days and don't know
the minute when she is going to
blow up; but I want to say that
even if we cannot express ourselves as we would like to,
we do appreciate the kindly efforts you fine chaps v/ho can't
come are making to brighten up
our somewhat dreary task out
here. We have been jumping
around from place to place lately
and there has been no time for
anything. We've had frost and
we've had snow, and we have a
fresh visitation of the white stuff
this morning [March 4]. Also,
where we are at present (of
course I can't tell you where that
is) is rather an important position, and the Germans shell the
whole line and for two miles behind the line most assiduously.
"I am living in a shack composed of old poles, sacks and
blankets, and I expect to have
the blessed thing caving in on my
devoted head one of these days.
The shells were landing 25 yards
away last night. Fortunately
they were high explosives, which
either blow you to bits or miss
altogether, so its all right either
"I saw Lome Fulton two nights
ago and Spot Middleton about
three weeks ago. We are quite
near each other, but it's hard to
get away when things are so
nervy as they are now. Lome
was telling me that the hospital
attendants, etc., like it when the
P.P.'s are in the trenches. We
have always very few casualties
compared with fellow regiments
in the same brigade, probably
because we have ceased to be
curious and don't expose ourselves unnecessarily. Anyway,
he says the C.A.M.C. boys roll
over about 9:30 p.m. and go to
sleep again with the remark,
'Well.thank God,the P.P.'s know
how to keep their heads down.'
"Our colonel organized a little
scheme the other day which I
think was highly creditable. We
suddenly opened up with heavy
trench mortars and knocked the
German front line trench into an
awful mess. Of course, Fritz
wasn't going to stand for that,so
after a while���note the 'after a
while'���he started in with 'Minnie Wafers' ( big 841b. trench
mortars) and shelled the trench
for a solid hour with heavy artillery. They blew the trench to
pieces���Oh yes! but we did not
have a single casualty, for the
jolly good reason that there was
no one in the trench. The colonel
withdrew all his men to the supports. In other words the poor
old Fritzs wasted about $lb,000
for absolutely nothing at all.
That's what is known as baiting
"At present we are training a
new bunch of Canucks in trench
work and warfare. Poor devils,
they had a rough passage to the
trenches last night. They happened to come along just when
we were having our evening
strafe ; nd the shells were dropping high, wide and handsome.
One of them gasped out as he
passed by:  "If it's like this here
what the is it like in the
front line?" I told him to cheer
up.as he was a sight safer in the
front line trenches, which is a
"(10 p.m.): I have just come
back after having been up in the
front trenches. They have got
the wind up for fair up there
tonight, expecting to get blown
up by mines any minute. I think
it is all tommyrot myself, but
there's nothing like being prepared. I wanted to stick around
and see the fun, but the major
ordered me out of the trench and
I'm back here again. It's a rotten sensation, though, waiting
for the solid earth to heave you
sky-high, though I would like to
be around to take part in the
fight that follows. You ought
to have seen the major when I
asked permission to stay.   'What
the h !' says he, 'you go back
and attend to your mail; that's
your job.'     VvVll  I hope their
d    old   mine   doesn't  go
"Tell M I got his  letter
of last May two days ago It had
been held up in England and sent
over half the hospitals there. It
arrived at a time when most of
us had been killed or wounded,
and thev guessed wrong.
"Give my best respects to
Hazelton in general, for, by Jim-
iny!, you sure are some [going
hounds when it comes to doing
something for someone else.
When Lome and I get together
(I sneak across every now and
then to see him) we talk Hazelton and 'She's Some Little Old
Burg' is the chorus.
'I'll bet those guys in Lome's
tent have all made up their minds
to see Hazelton before they die."
Certificate of Improvements
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 James D. A. Mc-
Intyre, Free Miner's Certificate No.
B79879, 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.
Dated this lst day of January, A. D.
1916. 27-35
the reserve existing on Lot No. 3B34A,
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 16th, 1916.
The Distributing Point
for the Great Northern
Prospectors, Miners,
Landseekers, Surveyors
and Sportsmen will find
the merchants of Hazelton prepared to meet
every requirement in
outfit and supplies. Having been engaged for
many years in outfitting
parties for the Northern
Interior, Hazelton business men are qualified
to give valuable advice
and assistance to newcomers.
Hazelton is situated at
the confluence of the
Bulkley and Skeena
rivers, a mile and a
quarter from Hazelton
station on the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway.
Enquiries may be addressed to
Hazelton, B. C.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
A son of Lord Shaughnessy has
been killed in action.
Prohibition in Ontario will be
effective on Sept. 16.
A rich coal strike at Witbank,
in Transvaal,is reported.
Sixty thousand Canadian troops
are now in the trenches.
Panama fair receipts were over
twelve and a half million.
The Mersey strike, involving
17,000 men, has been settled.
London barbers have raised the
price of shaving to five cents.
Chinese revolutionists are in
complete possession of Swatow.
The lieutenant-governor assented to the supply bills on Wednesday.
Zuppeli, Italy's war minister,
has resigned, to go on active service.
Forty-five persons were injured
in two trolley accidents in Chicago.
Great Britain has refused to
negotiate a separate peace with
A bill to grant statehood to
Alaska is to be introduced into
Duke Luitpold of Bavaria has
been named King of Poland by
the Kaiser.
Marconi is patenting remarkable improvements in wireless
Chicagois milkless,10.000 farmers being on strike against the
An American aviator has made
an altitude record of 16,072 feet
in a seaplane.
Premier Asquith, while in Rome
on Monday, had a conference
with the Pope.
Geneva scientists claim to have
been successful in producing
synthetic diamonds.
It is rumored in Ottawa that
there will be several cabinet
changes after this session.
Shackleton's ship Aurora, taken
in tow 140 miles south of Cape
Otaga, has reached Dunedin.
More than one hundred were
killed in an explosion of munition
works at Wellsdorff, Austria.
The Dominion assay office in
Vancouver handled $2,789,000 in
gold in the year ending March 31.
Many prominent Bulgarians
have been arrested for alleged
intrigue against the government.
The Alice Arm district hopes to
divide with Hazelton the attention of mining men this season.
A score of civilians and fifty
soldiers were arrested in Winnipeg on Saturday night, for rioting.
The legislature of New South
Wales has established a monopoly
in the making and selling of
MrB. Jane Chapman, the oldest
woman in Canada, is dead at
Smith's Falls. She was 116 years
of age.
The steamer Camosun, which
was ashore near Prince Rupert,
will be in commission again on
April 19.
Flags on all federal buildings in
Canada are to be hoisted on April
22, the anniversary of the fight
at St. Julien, where the Canadian
first division so distinguished itself.
Col. J. W. Allison, wanted in
connection with the shell investigation at Ottawa,has been located
in the West Indies.
An accidental fire in a powder
factory in Kent, England, caused
a series of explosions. There
were 200 casualties.
The U. S. cruiser Brooklyn is
patrolling the Sulu Sea, where
the Germans are said to be assembling submarines.
Secretary Lansing denies that
there is any ground for reports
that the American expedition in
Mexico is to be withdrawn.
B.C.E.R. employees, numbering 1300, are to have one clay off
each week, under an arrangement with Premier Bowser.
It is expected in Victoria that
the government will provide for
a plebiscite on woman suffrage at
the coming general election.
Provincial legislation to eliminate Orientals improperly employed in Vancouver Island coal
mines will be passed this session.
Suffering is increasing throughout Turkey. A ruble from the
American Red Cross at Constantinople says the situation is alarming.
The new British budget is regarded as a tribute to the financial stability of the L'mpire, which
is able to continue the war indefinitely.
Canadian toy manufacturers
have formed an association, and
will hold anannual fair, to promote
home and foreign trade in Canadian-made toys.
Parliament will sit until Sir
Sam Hughes returns from England and has an opportunity to
speak on the charges against the
shell committee.
A new dry-cell electric signal,
capable of projecting rays 150
miles, and through comparatively
thick smoke and haze,is announced in Washington.
Col. House, who went to Europe as President Wilson's personal representative,has returned
and has had 3everal conferences
with the president.
A Windsor despatch says the
authorities have evidence of German-American plans for a campaign of lawlessness and anarchy
in Canada this summer.
At Salem, Oregon, there was a
pitched battle in the streets between the brass band and members of the city council. Three
were injured, one fatally.
Mrs. Corinne Wheeler, aged
76, was murdered with an axe at
her residence in Seattle on Wednesday. Robbery was the motive,
the murderer securing $2000.
Mexican advices say Carranza
is uneasy over the continued advance of the Americano, while
restlessness among Mexicans is
evident along the entire route.
The following are admiralty
figures of the total losses of
Allied shipping since the beginning of the war: British steamers, 379; French, 41; Belgian, 10;
Russian, 27; Italian,21; Japanese,
3. Sailing vessels sunk were:
British, 31; French, 12; Russian,
8; Italian 6.
Felix Diaz, who recently landed in Mexico, is now at the head
of a considerable force of revolutionaries in the south of Mexico.
He has received material aid
through Guatemala.
Switzerland will mark her frontiers by signs visible for a long
distance by daylight and brilliantly illuminated at night,to prevent
such mistakes as German aviators
recently made in bombarding a
Swiss village.
Before the public accounts
committee at Victoria, C.C.Pem-
berton, a broker, admitted dividing $4000 commission on the sale
of the Victoria courthouse site,
with H. C. Hannington,inspector
of legal offices.
A commercial museum is to be
established by the federal department of trade and commerce.
Samples of the products of all
natiors will be shown, with their
full history, for the guidance of
Canadian manufacturers.
Hundreds of delegates to the
prohibition convention at Victoria
waited on Premier Bowser on
Tuesday. The convention endorsed the attitude of both parties on
the prohibition issue, and declared itself unalterably opposed
to compensation.
The cities around San Francisco Bay propose to build a $20,-
000,000 bridge from San Francisco to Alameda county. It would
be four miles long and, at one
point, 125 feet above the water,
and would carry four railroad
tracks and two roadways.
Toronto hotelmen are agitating
for the return of the five per
cent of bar receipts collected hy
the government in the last six
years, the total being over
$1,500,000. Since compensation
is refused, the license holders
claim they are entitled to the refund.
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 PostOffice, London
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations, such as brigades,
divisions, is strictly forbidden,
and causes delay.
Smithers, B.C.
Pure Bred White Leghorn
Also Plymouth Rock
���Fine Laying Strains���
$1.00 per Setting of 15
J. SHORT      :-:      TWO-MILE
Certificate of Improvements
CLAIMS, situate in thp Omineca Mining Division of Omineca District,
Where located:-On the South-West
slope of Mount Selwyn, about eight
miles below Findlay Rapids on the
South Bank of Peace River.
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. P. Burden,
acting as agent for C. Ros$ 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
! Hudson's Bay Company j
per doz pts $3.00
 '    3.25
per doz qts   3.00
"    "    "    5.00
KIA-ORA--Pure,Concentrated Juice of Lemons-
Makes Lemonade and Lemon Squash���per bot. .65
O.-T.���A Delicous Drink; A Tonic; A Digestive���
per pint bottle .40; per quart bottle   .75
per doz
per doz
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=     CHILDREN'S KNEE RUBBER BOOTS;    sizes 7J to 11;   per pair  $2.00     =
The Miner is two dollars a year.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rightsof the nominion,
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 2,56(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 wnich
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must ]
be described by sections, or legal sub-1
divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed j
territory the tract applied for shall be I
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.
Tho 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.
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
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Vaux front, but the German
reply is feeble.
The occupation of Haucourt and
Bethincourt by the Germans was
attended with heavy loss to the
enemy. Our concealed batteries
poured a heavy fire into the
flanks of the enemy force.
There is evidence that Germany
is running short of men.     With
Victims of Zepps
London: Two zeppelins raided the northeast coast on Saturday night. One went inland
and  dropped  bombs,   while the
other travelled north,   following
thecoast line,  evidently tryjing J a]uhe i916~cias"s "in the trenches,"
the German reserve is only 700
to locate the grand fleet. The
bombs killed sixteen and wounded one hundred. The total
casualties in Friday's raid were
43 killed and 61 injured. No
military damage was accomplished.
Commander Breithhaupt.of the
destroyed L15, said the object
always was to attack warships,
armed positions, and factories;
and that women and children
were unintentional victims of
It is believed another zeppelin
was badly damaged by Lieut.
Brandon, in an aeroplane. He
dropped three bombs on the airship at a height of over 9000
feet. His machine was hit in
several places, but he landed
safely. Danish fisherman report
a half-submerged zeppelin in the
North Sea.
Dutch War Measures
The Hague: Following a special
session of the Dutch parliament,
to consider the sinking of the
Tubantia, the government has
taken over the railways. It is
announced that the war measures
taken have no belligerent motive,
but are intended to further a
strict neutrality. The government
has asked Great Britain to sanction the importation of a reserve
of 100,000 tons of wheat.
Around Verdun
Paris: Attempts by the Germans to follow up their success in
gaining a foothold at Vaux by
an infantry attack between Vaux
and Douamont failed, the French
curtain of fire stopping the assault. The bombardment is still
There is a new phase in the
Verdun struggle, the Germans
having moved their batteries
closer to the forts. It is believed
they will attempt to rush the
forts after the infantry has rested. Yesterday the enemy lengthened the front of attack to two
Victims of Crime
Petrograd: Over one hundred
were drowned in the sinking of
the Russian hospital ship Portugal. Fifteen nurses are missing.
The vessel was struck by two
torpedoes, while at anchor off
Eastern Anatolia.
Rising floods are compelling the
Germans to abandon trenches on
part of the Russian front.
London: Scandinavian nations
are perturbed by the announcement that Britain will tighten
the blockade.
On Western Front
Paris: On the western front the
German troops are divided into
two parts. Thirty divisions are
facing the French in the Verdun
district, and thirty-four divisions
are opposed to the British.
There has been renewed heavy
fighting around Vaux, but no infantry attacks were made last
night. The French continue their
bombardment on the Douamont-
000 men. Enemy casualties dur-
ingthe first three months of 1916
totalled 300,000.
Massing Dutch Troops
Rome:    Zurich despatches say
Holland   has  closed her German
frontier and is massing all her
available troops along that border.
Harden Cries For Peace
London: Maximilian Harden,
in an article passed by German
censors, appeals for immediate
peace. He says that, in spite of
the series of brilliant German
victories^ the war is a cruel misfortune and a mistake on the
part of all concerned.
Will Salve L-15
London: Aeronautical officials
are salving the zeppelin L15 from
shallow water in the Thames.
The airship can be raised,rebuilt,
and used against the enemy
within three months.
London: Zeppelins which visited the east coast of Scotland
last night hung over the district
for 45 minutes,during which time
they dropped twenty bombs.
There were few casualties.
Allies Assert Rights
Washington : The Entente
powers, replying to American
protests against mail S"izures,
have informed the state depart
ment that they reassert their
jurisdiction in territorial waters,
and the right to exclude contraband.
San Francisco: Japan is colonizing the islands captured from
Germany, and intends to retain
them after the war.
El Paso: It is reported that
Villa has escaped, un wounded.
vl  .
Germans Not Gaining
Paris: The Germans launched
a desperate attack on the French
lines south of Douamont village.
Successive waves of the attacking
columns were swept away by the
French artillery and machine
gun fire.
The reason for the British not
attacking the Germans of late is
that General Joffre requested that
they remain inactive for the present. The time for the Allied
offensive has not yet arrived.
A German aeroplane was shot
down by a British aviator, south
of Souchez yesterday. The pilot
and observer were killed.
The enemy lost ground around
Verdun yesterday. Three regiments making an attack from
Cheffour wood were driven back
by rifle and shrapnel fire, leaving
half their number dead.
Holland Preparing
The Hague: Following a secret
session of the Dutch parliament
yesterday, the suspension of al)
furloughs was announced, on account of certain information that
has reached the government, but
which has not been made public.
Mobilization is complete. Every
motor car in Holland has been
commandeered.     The   army   is
concentrated on the German frontier, while the fleet has gone
through maneuvers, repelling a
suppositious invasion from the
British Budget
London: The new budget, introduced yesterday, makes provision for another year of war
at $25,000,000 a day.
A zeppelin raid last night was
a failure.
General Smuts continues his
progress in German East Africa.
Several   British   and   neutral
steamers were sunk yesterday.
A Hun Trick
London: A Norwegian steamer
flying a signal of distress was
sighted in the Bay of Biscay by a
British steamer, which, on approaching, saw a German submarine lurking close by. The British
vessel escaped and reported the
Washington: Britain has refused to release 38 Germans,
Austrians and Turks, taken from
the American liner China, near
Tried As Pirate
New York: A formal charge
of piracy on the high seas has
been made against Schiller, who
took possession of the freighter
Maloppo. The penalty is imprisonment for life.
Rome: There is severe fighting on the heights of Isonzo.
Aerial raids are launched from
both sides.
The Allied fleets are active in
the Mediterranean.
Villa Still At Large
San Antonio: It is believed
Villa has fled fur beyond the
American forces.and is operating
south of Chihuahua city. The
peons are are loyal to the bandit
chief. Another fight with Villa's
force at Calientes is reported.
Thirty-four of his men were
French Gains Important
Paris : The French gained
ground north of Caillette wood
(northeast of Verdun), in the
course of several engagements
last night. In yesterday's fighting the enemy lost considerable
ground and sustained heavy casualties. Our successes are considered decisive.
In the region of Verdun there
were fifteen aerial duels, in the
course of which a German double
motored machine fell. Another
aeroplane foil vertically to the
An Allied squadron sank a
German submarine, capturing
the crew.
Paris: The British have carried out successfully mining and
artillery plans for destroying en
emv positions at St. Eloi and
north of Ypres-St. Julien road.
Turkish Defeats
London: The British gained a
victory over the Turks on the
Tigris, below Kut-el-Amara, when
the relieving force under General
Lake attacked and carried the
Turkish entrenched positions at
Ummel Henna, at five o'clock on
Wednesday morning. This success
promises the early relief of General Towr.shend's force, which
has been besieged at Kut-el-Amara since the first week in December.
The Russian armies beyond
Erzerum and in Persia are progressing rapidly.     West of Tar
nopol a large force of the enemy
opened an offensive, but was
repulsed at the point of the bayonet, losing many killed and
In the Black Sea littoral the
Turks, supported by the cruiser
Breslau, attacked the Russiaa
right flank, but were repulsed
with loss.
Subs. Sink Many Ships
London: German submarines
continue to sink neutral steamers.
The official report of the French
admiralty states the Channel
steamer Sussex was torpedoed,
the projectile being seen by the
captain and passengers eight seconds before it struck.
A single Zeppelin last night attempted  the sixth raid within a
week.    It was driven off by gun-
:fire on  the northeast coast, its
bombs dropping into the sea.
1    Would-Be Blockade Runner
London: The Brazilian steamer
Saldanna de Gama has been seiz-
|ed off the Orkneys, with a cargo
J of 1200 tons of raw rubber consigned to New York, with which
[she was trying to run the block-
London:   The Norwegian press
' is threatening Germany with re- j
taliation for the sinking of eleven
Norwegian ships in the last few I
days,   with  the  loss of twenty
Dutch Make Demand
The Hague: The government
has commandeered all steamers
in Dutch harbors. The govern
ment of Holland is demanding of
England $11,000,000 in payment
for  securities   alleged   to   have
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are forbidden.
The Verdun Fight
Paris: The Germans penetrated the French first line trench
between Bethincourt and Chatan-
court, west of the Meuse, but
have been driven from the major
portion of the positions they had
North of Avocourt the French
have captured a large position
from the enemy. The ground
was taken in the course of the
fighting which went on all Wednesday afternoon and night.
The French are now using the
new 16-inch guns, which fire
more effective shells than the
much-talked-of 17-inch guns of
the enemy.
In the official review it is announced that during March 35
German planes were destroyed,
with a loss of 13 French machines.
Turks Again Defeates
London: Winning their second
victory in two days, the British
relief force in Mesopotamia took
five successive lines of trenches
and field works, and occupied the
village of Felahie. The counterattacks of the Turks were repulsed and all positions have been
Paris: Bulgaria has massed
troops on the Roumanian border.
Roumania is preparing to resist
any aggression.
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