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VOL. V, NO. 33
Hazelton Branch Reports Were
Presented to General Meeting on Wednesday
A general meeting of the Ha
zelton Red Cross branch was held
on Wednesday evening, in St,
Andrew's hall, and there was a
good attendance.notwithstanding
the rain. Dr. Wrinch, as chairman told briefly of the vast work
which is being carried on by the
Canadian Red Cross, and of
Hazelton's share in it. The local
branch, he said, had already
proved its usefulness, and the
members, who numbered only
one short of a hundred, were
working harmoniously for the
success of the cause.
A financial report showed that
the branch, since January, had
remitted $150 to headquarters,
and had purchased approximately
$200 worth of materials. There
is a satisfactory cash balance on
The working committees had
excellent reports to present, both
the garment committee and the
supply committee having done a
great deal of good work. A large
pile of well-made socks and another of pajamas testified to the
industry of the former committee;
while the working meetings of
the surgical supply committee
have produced 2784 dressings, |
besides hundreds of other articles
required in the treatment of
The membership and extension
committee reported on its activities, which have added considerably to the funds and membership
of the branch since the beginning
of the year.
Vice-chairman Hoskins called
attention to the monthly bulletin
of the OR.CIS., which any member may obtain free on application
to the honorary secretary, Mrs.
After the general meeting,
many of the members remained
to assist the surgical supply committee to prepare their work for
shipment to headquarters.
Milan: Von Buelow, meeting
a French delegation at Lucerne,
to discuss the exchange of French
and German prisoners, wanted to I
discuss a separate peace with
Prance. The delegates stopped
him, saying they were not sent
to talk peace, and that France
would never entertain the idea
of a separate peace.
Paris:   On the left bank of the
Meuse there was a violent  bo'.i-
bardment of our first lines  west
of Hill 304.     All  enemy efforts j
were repulsed.    The German ar-
tillery is now being concentrated |
in the region of Malancourt, where
infantry attacks are looked for
as soon as the weather clears.
On the engaged fronts the
French batteries have been most
London: After six days of
fighting, the Turkish army west
of Erzerum has been defeated by
the Russians under Grand Duke
Nicholas. The enemy is in full
In the Tigris campaign,General
Lake has brought his relief column within fifteen miles of the
besieged British force at Kut-el-
Amara. The British are now
facing easier fighting conditions.
Petrograd: German attacks on
our front between Lakes Sventen
and Ilzen were repulsed with
heavy casualties. InGalicia.south-
east of Boutchache, the enemy
attempted an offensive, which
was again repulsed. Our troops
have captured a German position
on the Stripa front.
Amsterdam: A zeppelin,badly
damaged, descended in the province of Namur. It is presumed
the airship was returning from a
New York: Private advices
say the administration fears that,
with the U. S. army in Mexico, a
break with Germany might be
followed by an uprising in this
country by Germans, who might
do much damage before they
could be controlled.
There is grave concern for the
safety of American communications in Mexico. Motor trucks
loaded with rations have been
ordered out, and aerial messengers have been sent. There has
been no word for several days
from General Pershing, who is
400 miles away.
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Victoria, April 10:���Speaking
in the legislature, Premier Bowser said:
"Mr. Campbell, minister of
mines, is preparing a very important bill which will be submitted to the House in a day or
so, which we hope will greatly
stimulate the mining industry.
A feature will be provision for
aiding the prospector to pursue
his calling under conditions much
more satisfactory than exist at
present. A measure of financial
assistance will be given to him,
in order that he may go out into
the hills as in the pioneer days
of the province and continue to
make those discoveries which lay
the foundation for mining development on a large scale.
"The bill will make provision
for experts to assist the prospector in the field when indications
are that he has made a discovery
warranting the attention of the
Mines Department, and better
facilities will be provided for the
testing of the ore found by the
prospector, who under conditions
which exist at present must
ship his ore to a smelter at Denver for testing purposes. This
bill, from a mining standpoint,
will be one of the most important
measures to be submitted to the
House this session."
Easter Monday Dance
The ladies of Hazelton are
making preparations for a "Hard
Times" dance, to be held in the
Assembly Hall, on the evening
of Easter Monday, April 24th.
There should be a large attendance, not only because a Rood
time is assured to all, but for the
reason that the proceeds will be
divided between the Patriotic
Fund and the Red Cross. The
price of admission will be fifty
cents and tickets may be obtain-
To Aid Athletic Ass'n
A tea in aid of the Athletic
Association will be given in the
Cunningham residence on Good
Friday afternoon, from 2:30 to
5:30. The association has a small
deficit, and it is hoped the tea
will assist in wiping out the debt.
The executive hopes to present a
favorable balance sheet at the
annual meeting, which will be
held shortly. A handsome water
color painting of Rocher de Boule
is to be raffled at the tea.
News from Manson creek, conveyed in a letter from W. B.
Steele to Jim May, the veteran
miner, is to the effect that Steele
& Mullen, who have been tunnelling for the old channel for
several years, have reached their
(objective at some800 feet,having
[defined  both  rims.      Flattering
[ prospects were obtained, one pan
yielding$47. Mr. Steele says the
prospect may be only a flash, but
he has confidence in the richness |ed at the stores next week-
of the  ground.     The  tunnel is
through dry ground, and it was
j not found necessary to use side
lagging. Three air shafts were
Jack Mullen is laid up with
rheumatism at present.
Ah Hoo, the old Chinaman who
has been placer-mining in Omineca for many years, is still in the
land of the living, although Indians reported his death.
The committee will give prizes
for the best hard times costumes
worn by ladies and gentlemen.
The Miner is two dollars a vear.
Horticulturist Leaving
A. H. Tornlinson, assistant
provincial horticulturist,in charge
of the work in this district, has
resigned,to take a position at the
Agricultural College, at Guelph,
and will leave for the east at the
end of the month. Mr. Tornlinson has proved himself a capable
official, and his energy and courtesy have made him popular
throughout the district. Many
friends will wish him success in
his new sphere.
Recruiting For 11th C.M.R.
The 11th C. M. R��� which is to
be recruited up to strength as an
infantry battalion, has opened a
depot in Prince Rupert,in charge
of Major L. Bullock-Webster, of
the 54th, who is on sick leave.
Government Agent Hoskins conferred with Colonel Kirkpatrick
and Major Bullock-Webster, and
agreed to enlist any men who
desire to join this crack corps,
which will go overseas as soon as
up to strength.
Methodist Church
Rev. W. M. Scott will preach
tomorrow evening on the subject:
"The Groups Around the Cross."
Coming Events
April 21���Athletic Association Tea,
at Cunningham residence, 2:30 to 5:30
April 24���"Hard Times" Dance, Assembly Hall, in aid of Patriotic Fund
and Red Cross.
S. M. Hacock, of Edmonton,
was here on Monday.
M. Lauzon, of Gitwangak, was
here for a day or two this week.
Mrs. and Miss Williscroft, of
Telkwa, are visitors in Hazelton.
Joe Sheedy ins returned from
Vancouver, his health much improved.
Local gardeners are making
ambitious plans, with the fall
fair in view.
Mrs. B'ield left for the coast on
Friday, to visit her son, Fred Field,
who is with the 102nd Battalion
at Comox.
H. Neville Wright, formerly of
Hazelton,and now of the auditor-
general's department, is here for
a few days.
Born���At Hazelton Hospital, on
Friday, April 14, a son to Mr.
and Mrs. John Preece, of the
Sealy ranch.
P. B. Carr returned from the
coast on Monday and spent a few
days in Hazelton before returning to the ranch.
The New Hazelton Amateur
Dramatic Society is rehearsing a
three-act play, which will be
presented at New Hazelton on
May 24, in aid of the Red Cross.
Dr. Wrinch has a number of
surplus berry bushes.of the varieties for which the Hospital garden is noted. These will be sold
for the benefit of the Red Cross.
The Red Cross social given last
night by the ladies of the Methodist Church, was a complete
success, a large crowd being
entertained in St. Andrew's Hall.
P. R. Fleming, provincial relief
officer, who is on his way to Prince
George, was in town this morning.
He states that It. J. McDonell,
who has been quite ill,is recovering at Harrison Hot Springs.
Our boys at the front, most of
whom are now in communication
with the Soldiers' Aid, are enthusiastic in their appreciation of
the work undertaken by the committee. Their demands upon the
organization are very modest,
comprising only tobacco of various
favorite brands, and reading
matter, while all ask for The
Miner. The Soldiers' Aid, which
will see that all men from this
district are looked after, will require funds to a moderate amount
and, to provide these, subscription lists have been placed in
business establishments. All subscriptions of one dollar and over
will be acknowledged in The
In Caucasus our troops repulsed Turkish and Kurdish attacks. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1916
e umiiaeca
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 15, 1916.
No. 33
In the course of an interesting article entitled, "British
Columbia's Mineral Production: How to Increase It", published in
a recent issue of the Province, Alexander Sharp, M E., who is well
known as an authority on mining matters, says:
"Canadian metal mining is about to come into its own, after
years of waiting and difficult pioneer work. The war has made the
supply of metals far short of the demand, and prices have risen to
a high remunerative level. After the fighting is done prices will
remain higher than before the war. The damage done on the fields
of battle must be repaired. Thousands of new ships require to be
built, rolling stock replenished and new railways constructed that
the commercial activities of the world be restored. This will cause
a great demand for metals for many years to come. The world is
calling for gold, and more gold. There is even talk of silver being
remonetized. However, be that as it may, it is evident that the
demand for metals will be great. As a consequence, more money
will be available for Canadian mining investments.
"The governments and people of Canada will become more
earnest in the development and utilization of the mineral resources
than before. No longer will they allow this vast heritage of wealth
to be exploited almost entirely by outside countries and the metals
from the mines refined and manufactured in foreign countries.
"Especially will that be the case in British Columbia. It is a
matter of sincere congratulations that so many of the lareer
companies in the province have reached such a high stage of
productive and profitable development, as instanced by the fact
that eight mining and smelting companies have paid dividends to
date,amounting to a total of $16,661,952. Such satisfactory results
must soon rank British Columbia as among the best mining regions
in the world.
"The mines of the province have produced a total of
8515,000,000 of mineral wealth. Fully $160,000,000 of that amount
is gold, $30,000,000 silver, $33,000,000 lead, $97,000,000 copper,
$3,500,000 zinc and the balance coal, building stone, etc.
"The total annual production amounts to about $30,000,000. A
further increase of mineral production would add to the wealth and
prosperity of the province.
"I think that the government should appoint a commission to
investigate and report on the whole subject of mining, from the
prospector to the refining of metals. For while the progress made
by the larger companies is satisfactory, there is a very general idea
that all has not been done to promote the interest of prospectors
and lesser mining companies.
will withstand unfavorable weather conditions at the time of
seeding very much better than
the other. It will give a more
even stand on the field and a crop
which will in all probability ripen
somewhat earlier.
Farmers should satisfy themselves before seeding time next
spring that their seed grain is of
the best quality. This can only
be done by a germination test
conducted either at home or at
the Dominion Seed Laboratory in
Calgary. Samples up to twenty-
five in number will be tested free
of charge at the Seed Laboratory
for any individual or company in
one year. Above this number
twenty-five cents per test is
Samples from British Columbia
for test should be addressed to
the Dominion Seed Laboratory,
Box 1684, Calgary, Alberta, and
postage paid by the sender. It
is unnecessary to send stamps
for return postage. For wheat,
oats, barley and seed of similar
size, about half a tea-cupful
should be sent for test; for seeds
of smaller size, such as flax, red
clover, timothy, etc., half this
quantity is sufficient. If more
than one sample of the same
kind of seed is sent for test they
should bear some distinguishing
mark or number.
Test Your Seed Grain
Germination tests made on oats,
wheat and barley this fall at the
Dominion Seed Laboratory at
Calgary show that there are
considerable quantities of oets
and barley which are unfit for
seed. The average per centage
of germination for Alberta oats is
68 and none of the samples of
Alberta oatJ received have germinated up to the standard,
which is 95 per cent. Moreover,
the average preliminary count
which is made at the end of six
days is as low as 35 per cent.
Good seed oats should give a
preliminary count of 85 to 95 per
cent and a final (14 day) count
of 90 to 98 per cent of vital seeds.
Alberta barley has also given
1 o w germination percentages.
The average preliminary (6 day)
count is 52 per cent and the
average final (14 day) count is
70 per cent. These figures are
very low and indicate that con-
. siderable proportions of Alberta
oats and barley are weak in
vitality and undesirable for seed
As one of the first ^essentials
for a good crop of any kind is
|good seed, it is important that
only seed with strong germination
energy and a high percentage
should be used. The germination
energy of a sample is indicated
by the percentage of seeds which
germinate during the first lour
or five days of the test. The
preliminary count, therefore, is
an index of the germination
energy. If, for example, the
preliminary count on a sample of
oats is 25 per cent, the germination energe of the sample is very
low, but if the preliminary count
is 90 per cent, the germination is
very strong. Two samples may
vary as widely as this in the preliminary count, but may contain
the same percentage of vital
seeds, in which case the final
counts would be the same. If
final counts only were considered
one of these samples would be
thought to be as good as the
other, while in reality one is good
seed and the other undesirable
for use as seed. The sample
with a high preliminary count
Rod and Gun
Fishing is given first place in
the April issue of Rod ar.d Gun,
the majority of the stories in this
number dealing with a subject
which at this time of the year
makes a special appeal to the out-
of-door man. Beside the stories
in which fishing plays a prominent part, "Fishing Notes" contains much that is of practical
use to the angler. "Gunsand Ammunition" is replete with information for the gun crank or the
enthusiast, while under the head-
ng of the Kennel there',is much
to interest dog lovers, the Airedale being the subject under
discussion this month. Rod and
Gun is published at Woodstock
by W. J. Taylor, Limited.
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 Hank of Peace River.
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. P. Burden,
acting as agent for James D. A. Mc-
Intyre, Free Miner's Certificate No.
B7987D, 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. 3534A,
Range 5, Coast District, by reason of a
notice published in the British Columbia
Gazette on the 26th of liay, 1910, is
cancelled for the purpose of tho sale of
the s��me to the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway Company.
26-34 R. A. RENWICK,
���    Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C,
February 15th, 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
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
the carelessly dropped match was
all that was required to start a
Addressing Soldiers' Mail
In order to facilitate the hand- j
Canada will pay a bounty on
Justice Irving is dead at Victoria.
The price of copper remains
above 27.
Ontario will make government
loans to settlers.
Next Saturday, April 22, is a
public holiday in B.C.
Canada built 4787 miles of railway in the last fiscal year.
Steamers are expected to reach
Sault Ste. Marie next week.
Socialists will have six provincial candidates in Vancouver.
Germany is said to have only
sufficient coffee for six weeks.
Only brown bread may be
baked in Holland after April 24.
Five warships stationed at Canton, China, have joined the rebel
A vigorous recruiting campaign
is now being conducted in New
Fifty new drugstores have o-
pened in Seattle since the town
went dry.   ,
Russia has ordered three powerful ice breakers from Tyne
Local option carried in many
Illinois towns, wiping out nearly
400 saloons.
The churches of Australia are
agitating for a referendum on
, German bankers are reported
to be removing their fortunes to
Great Britain gives ��500,000
monthly for relief in Belgium and
Northern France.
Anglo-French war bonds are
bringing higher prices on the
New York market.
The U. S. production of winter
wheat, according to estimates,
will be below normal.
Lord Derby has resigned from
the chairmanship of the naval
and military aviation board.
Roosevelt has outlined the platform on which he would be willing to run for the presidency.
Gabrielle Petit, a Belgian woman, has been executed by the
Germans on a charge of treason.
The New Brunswick legislature
on Thursday unanimouslv adopted
a resolution favoring conscription
in Canada.
The 72nd Battalion, of Vancouver, and 88th, of Victoria, have
orders to prepare for departure
to the front.
Parliament has appointed a
commission to investigate labor
troubles in munition factories in
Toronto and Montreal.
A delegation of clergy waited
on the provincial government to
ask that church property be exempted from taxation.
The new dirigible balloon of
the U. S. navy broke from its
moorings at Pensacola, Fla., and
was driven westward.
Employees of the Westholme
Co., building a road at Alice Arm,
went on strike for better living
conditions and higher wages.
The executive committee of the
B. C.   Conservative  Association
met on Monday and expressed
confidence in Premier Bowser.
Parker Williams predicts that
fire. Have you not felt aggrieved! ''tig of mail at the front and to jo
at your neighbor for permitting I "���J���* ***��*��� **LIT1 j
conditions to exist which endangered your property? Was it a
warning to you,  and have you
the next B. C. legislature will be | cleaned up and kept your own
Liberal and that the people will | piace free from accumulations of
be tired of it within three years, j ^.breeding material, and seen
Despatches from the Chinese j to it that your stove, your fur-
government to the revolutionary j nn���p   your chirrlney)  y0Ur fire-
leaders urge that hostilities be
brought to an end, to avoid
foreign intervention.
It is reported that a German
plot, with headquarters at Shanghai, to promote a native revolt,
has been discovered, and that a
number of Germans have been
arrested. Thousands of rifles
were seized.
Germany has lost 258 aeroplanes
and 46 Zeppelins since the war
started. Fourteen German airmen have either been captured
or killed. Austria has lost all of
her dirigibles and 164 aeroplanes.
Germany is now constructing 50
new dirigibles.
"Wild Bob" Burman, one of
the world's fastest drivers, was
killed in an auto race at Corona.
Cal., on Saturday. His mechanic
and a policeman were also killed,
and fifteen spectators were injured, some fatally. Burman's
car skidded and crashed into the
B.C. druggists are to vote as
to whether they will follow the
example of Ontario druggists and
refuse to sell liquor if prohibition
passes. If they take this stand,
it may be necessary for the government to establish dispensaries
to handle whatever trade there
is in liquor.
place, and your pipes could not
be the cause of a fire?
Of 701 fires reported to the
Department of Insurance by the
municipalities of this province
during 1915, 430 (60 per cent.)
were in dwellings, and these fires
were, with exception of a small
percentage, due to negligence.
Fire Prevention in the Home
There is no place where greater precaution should be taken
against fires than in the home.
Where women and children are
housed every human consideration demands the utmost vigilance
on the part of those responsible
for their safety. When fires
occur at night the occupants are
frequently fortunate to escape
without injury or loss of life. It
is easier to prevent fires in dwellings  than  to extinguish them ;
quested that all mail be address- |
ed 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.
Morgan's Views
On his return from London,
J. P. Morgan declared that the
talk of an early conclusion of the
war was not based on a correct
understanding of the conditions.
He said it was true that the end
of the struggle was in sight if
one used that expression to mean
that the turning point had been =j
set by the attack on Verdun, but j =
he believes that Germany would :��
be a long time on the defensive | =
before she would agree to terms 11
which the Allies were bound to rj
claim. Mr. Morgan comes back; =
firmly convinced that Great Brit- 1
ain would never enter negotiations looking to a settlement until
she was in a position to assure
the world that the menace of
another great war had been en-
tirely removed.
Certificate of Improvements
I CLAIMS,   situate in the Omineca Min-
| ing Division of Omineca District,
Where located:���On the South-West
[ slope of Mount Selwyn, about eight
I miles below Findlay Rapids on the
I South Bank of Peace River.
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. P. Burden,
acting as agent for C. Ross 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
Pure Bred White Leghorn
Also Plymouth Rock
���Fine Laying Strains���
$1.00 per Setting of 15
SHORT      :-:      TWO-MILE
Commercial Printing at
j Hudson's Bay Company j
Recent experimentshaveshown
that it is possible for the X-ray
to find flaws within metal that
appears on the surface to be
per doz pts $3.00
per doz qts   3.00
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
I     CHILDREN'S KNEE RUBBER BOOTSi    sizes 7J to 11;   per pair  $2.00     I
The Miner is two dollars a year.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
(~"OAL mining rightsof the Dominion, j
^~*   in   Manitoba,   Saskatchewan   and
Alberta,   the    Yukon    Territory,   the
there is often no one at hand  to I N,orlhw?,at Territories and In a portion
I 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 2,500 acres will
,,    , . ,    ,      ,    ,    i-be leased to one applicant.
Perhaps   you   have   helped    to \    Application for a lease must be made
j 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 the land must
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals  and  berth  included on steamer
Princess M-\quinna" leaves Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
S. S. "Princess Sophia" leaves Prince Rupert on March
21st and 31 si; April 11th and April 21st.
J. I. Peters, General Agent, 3rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert, IS. ('
act promptly in such  an emer
extinguish a fire in a neighbor's
dwelling, possibly a fire which
endangered your own house, and
perhaps you have inquired into
the cause and discovered that
carefulness   in   some   detail   of
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 refund-
I ed if the rights applied  for are  not 11
good   housekeeping   would   have  available, but not otherwise.   A royal-11
i. j ..u     e tr 4.       u     Uy shall  be paid on the merchantable
prevented the fire.     Hot ashes | output of tm; mine at tne rate of five
may have been deposited  in a cent8 per ton-
I    The person operating the mine shall
wooden box or against a wooden i furnish the Agent with
sworn returns
accounting fofthe full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
rubbish, hot coals may have been  returns  should   be furnished at leaBt
once a year,
partition or outside where the I
wind blew them into some dry
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G. A. McNicholl,ABst. Con. Freight and PitMOfa Aitcnt, Prince Rupert, B.C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1916
Germans Gain Ground
Paris: On Saturday night the
Germans, throwing 20,000 men
upon a two-mile front, bent back
the French line to the southeast
of Malancourt.gaining a foothold I
in two redoubts. Heavy hand-
to-hand fighting was in progress
all night, for the possession of
Tenniton Hill,a detached position
on Deadman's Hill. In this vicinity the enemy advanced 500
yards. The Germans were mowed down in large numbers as they
attacked. Various counter-attacks have been made by the
French troops in an effort to regain the lost positions.
Eighty thousand Germans attacked on both sides of the salient
which extended into the German
lines, and compelled the straightening of the French line. The
enemy was repulsed in all attacks
on the remainder of the Verdun
front. The failure of the latest
hammer-stroke at Verdun has
caused great enthusiasm. The
German loss yesterday is estimated at 30,000.
Canadians Engaged
London: The most severe fighting since Givenchy was experienced last week by the Canadian
troops. After heavily shelling
the Canadian lines day and night
for a week, the enemy on Tuesday exploded three mines at St.
Eloi and rushed to occupy the
craters. The Canadians, in a
counter-rush,captured the craters
compelling the Germans to surrender. The three attempts to
storm the Canadian position were
complete failures, the advancing
enemy being slaughtered wholesale by shrapnel and machine
gun fire. Some of the prisoners
taken said they had been without
food for four days.
Verdun Campaign
London: On the fiftieth day
of the greatest battle of the war,
the fighting has been even more
furious than that of the early
days of the campaign against
Verdun. The crown prince, taking
advantage of the evacuation of
Bethincourt salient bytheFrench,
has thrown 150,000 troops into
action, and is simultaneously
pounding against the northwestern and northeastern fronts of
the fortress. Three times the
Germans attacked in mass formation, only to be mowed down in
rows by the French artillery.
Over 50 per cent of the attacking
columns were left on the field of
Since the Germans began the
attack on the night of February
21, the most terrific artillery
battering the world has ever
known has resulted in the fall of
but one of the forts surrounding
the city of Verdun.
In Asia Minor
Petrograd: Ninety thousand
Turks, under German officers, are
defending Trebizond in a battle
which began with attempts by
the Turks to expel the Russians
from the right bank of the Kara-
dere. The enemy efforts failed,
the Turks sustaining heavy losses.
German Claims
Berlin: It is announced that
36,000 French have been taken
prisoners since Feb. 1. Since the
beginning of the war the casualties have totalled 2,667.372, exclusive of naval and colonial losses and those of Germany's allies.
German casualties for February
are given as 35,198.
Mutineers Shot
Amsterdam: Forty soldiers of
a German regiment which had
been badly mauled at Douamont,
have been shot for refusing to
return to the front.
Yield No More Ground
Paris: Using hundreds of flame
projectors, and aided by poison
gases and a murderous artillery
fire, the Germans attempted an
advance on the Verdun front, in
four places, at Caurrette wood,
Deadman 's hil I, Caillette wood, and
Vaux. The defenders wore poison
masks, and repulsed all attacks
except in minor trenches.
At Vaux we took a hundred
unwounded prisoners. The German casualties on the Verdun
front since Sunday exceed 30.000.
The German effort is regarded
as hopeless. The French line is
now entirely withdrawn to the
heights, and General Petain declares no more ground will be
West of the Meuse the German
assault was renewed this morning, the enemy, who advanced
with flame projectors, being repulsed by artillery fire. East of
the Meuse, from Douamont to
Vaux, there is heavy artillery
Kaiser Is 111
London: Advices from Berlin
say the Kaiser is at Potsdam,
suffering from nervous shock.
At Verdun a shell destroyed the
imperial motor car,killing several
officers. Beyond the shock, the
Kaiser was unhurt.
The necessity for defending
the Dvinsk line from the Russian
attacks has prevented the sending of German reinforcements to
Fighting on Greek Frontier
Paris: There has been a resumption of violent cannonading
on the Greek frontier, at Gievgeli and Doiran, the French artillery meeting with success.
A report that the Germans
I have occupied a fortified position
!at Devotepe is not confirmed.
Huns Again Attacking
Paris: In the Verdun district
I the Germans have resumed their
assault. West of the Meuse, the
enemy advanced on Caurette
wood, south of Cumieres, using
flame projectors. They were repulsed. The Germans make the
attacks on two flanks, after a
bombardment with high explosives for eight hours or more and
the use of gas for an hour or two.
Sussex Was Torpedoed
Washington: Germany declares
that the Sussex was not attacked
by a German submarine. A vessel was torpedoed in the vicinity
on the same day, the note says,
but it was a British  mine-layer.
Following the delivery of the
note, the French govern men tsays:
"We can name the commander
and give the number of the submarine responsible for the attack
on the Sussex. The submarine
was destroyed April 5.     Its offi
cers and crew, now prisoners,
confirm our information."
Submarine's Toll
London: Since March 1, when
the new submarine campaign was
begun by Germany, 42 British,
10 Allied and 30 neutral vessels
have been torpedoed.
Canadian Position
London: The Canadians are
holding the most difficult position
in the St. Eloi line, where the
whole series of trenches has been
broken up by the tremendous artillery fire of the enemy. The
section has been occupied by the
Canadians since April 3. They
are flanked on either side by the
strongest English divisions.
Raiders Sunk
Valparaiso: The British steamer Orbita, acting as a decoy.trapped two German commerce raiders between the Straits of Magellan and the Falklands. H.M.S.
Cumberland destroyed both the
Mexican Situation
Washington : The American
expedition, consisting of 14,000
men, is surrounded by 30,000
Carranzistas, who are awaiting
the result of a demand for the
withdrawal of the U.S. troops.
It is announced by the White
House that there will be no withdrawal.
Verdun Attack a Failure
Paris: The German general
attack on the left bank of the
Meuse.which began on Sunday, is
regarded as definitely defeated,
and the First Battle of Verdun is
practically ended, despite claims
of the Germans that their ad vance
is hampered by weather conditions. The enemy has reverted
to the previous method of relatively small strokes against the
French positions on both sides of
the river, and to artillery operations.
Cannonading continues,   with
infantry attacks against Hill 304,
but the critics agree that Verdun
will never fall into German hands.
The Canadian Attack
London: Details of the recent
fighting on the Canadian front
have been received. At one point
five mines close together were
sprung against the Germans, the
Canadians rushing forward to
occupy the ground thus rendered
untenable. They were successful
after a struggle which continued
with varying success for each
side. The Canadian losses were
severe, but there is no doubt that
the enemy lost many more.
General activity is reported
along the whole British line.
Three German attacks east of
Carny were repulsed.
More Canucks Arrive
London: Seven battalions of
Canadian infantry, with field
ambulances and hospital units,
and a draft of heavy artillery,
arrived on the steamers Adriatic,
Baltic and Empress of Britain.
Turks Again Defeated
London: It is officially announc
ed that the Turkish forces in
Mesopotamia have been again
defeated by the British. In an
engagement on the Tigris, the
Turkish line was driven back
from one and a half to three
German-American Dispute
Washington: The reply to the
German note will leave within 48
hours. The U.S. contention will
be that Germany has violated her
assurances. Developments are
expected to follow.
Several American bankers in
London have received cables
calling them home as a rupture
with Germany is imminent.
Tread the Footpath I
of Peace
This is the path of him who wears
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" C* ANADA from her abundance can help supply the Empire's needs,
^-/ and this must be a comforting thought for those upon whom the
heavy burden of directing the Empire's affairs has been laid. Gain or
no gain the course before the farmers of Canada is as clear as it was
last year���they must produce abundantly in order to meet the demands
that may be made, and I believe this to be especially true in regard to
live stock, the world's supply of which must be particularly affected in
this vast struggle. Stress and strain may yet be in store for ua all
before this tragic conflict is over, but not one of us doubts the issue,
and Canadians will do their duty in the highest sense of that great
word."���HON. MARTIN RVRRKU., Minister of Agrieulture..
MODERN war is made by resources, by money, by foodstuffs, as
well as by men and by munitions. While war is our first business, it is the imperative duty of every man in Canada to produce all
that he can, to work doubly hard while our soldiers are in the trenches,
in order that the resources of the country may not only be conserved, but
increased, for the great atruRlc that lies before us. ' Work and Save'
is a good motto for War-time."���SIR THOMAS WHITE. Minister
of Finance.
WHAT IS  NEEDED ?  these in particular-
wheat, OATS, HAY,
We must ffed ourselves, feed our soldiers, and help feed the Allies.   The need is greater in
1910 than it was in 1915.    The difficulties are greater, the task is heavier, the
need is more urgent, the call to patriotism is louder���therefore be
thrifty and produce to the limit.
"THE AGRICULTURAL  WAR   BOOK FOR  1916" is now in the pre*..   To be had from
The Publications Branch, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa,


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