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VOL. VI, NO. 27
Annual Meeting Approves Reports and Chooses Committee for Year
Reports of a highly satisfactory
nature were presented at the annual Soldiers' Aid meeting, held
in the courtroom on Tuesday
evening. The secretary-treasurer
presented a statement showing
that voluntary contributions of
$882 had been received during
the year. Of this amount $553
had been expended in sending
necessities and comforts to our
mtn at the front, and $250 had
been set aside as the nucleus of
an emergency fund.
The committee had been able
to get in touch with practically
all the men who enlisted in this
district, and every effort was being made to maintain communication with them. Soldiers who
had returned to the district had
expressed their satisfaction with
their treatment at the hands of
the committee.
The following committee was
elected for the ensuing year:
Chairman,A. R. Macdonald; Secretary-treasurer, R. E. Allen; H.
B. Campbell, F. B. Chettleburgh,
J. K. Frost, H. F. Glassey, H.
H. H. Little.
On the afternoon of March 17
the ladies of the W.A., who have
already done much for the Soldiers' Aid, are giving a Tea for
the benefit of the fund, and the
committee decided to round out
the day of St. Patrick by giving
a dance in the evening. Arrangements will be handled as
follows: Program, H. H. Little;
card-room, H. B. Campbell; music, H. F. Glassey; door, J. K.
London;    British troops are in | east is restored  by the rout of
a position to attack Bapaume.
Fighting is in progress near Lou-
port wood and on the southern
limit of Bapaume. The change
from trench warfare is enjoyed
by'the forces. The Times declares that the importance of the
trench is passing away. The
enemy is shortening his lines,
and the initiative will remain
permanently with the Allies.
Two thousand Germans were
taken prisoner in February.
The Turkish retreat from Kut-
el-Amara has become a rout.
Victorious British forces are pursuing the enemy and have already
captured 4300 prisoners, 28 guns,
19 trench mortars, 11 machine
guns, three Turkish ships, two
tugs, ten barges,thirty pontoons,
and the gunboat Firefly, which
was abandoned when Towns-
hend's force surrendered.
British prestige in  the middle
the Turkish forces.
Washington: The government
has learned that German interests in the U.S. have loaned millions to Carranza. The administration is now working on the
Cuban and Costa Rican angles to
the German plot. In response to
the senate's request and on the
president's order, Secretary Lan-
ling has sent to the senate a
statement of the Zimmerman
plot, with authentic letters.
The house has passed the armed neutrality bill, only thirteen
opposing. The senate will probably substitute a stronger measure. The president is prepared
to act promptly in arming American vessels.
Official confirmation of the tor-
pedoingof the freighter Tritonian
and the British ship Calgorn
Castle has been received. Both
were sunk without warning.
Two Americans are missing.
The $535,000,000 naval bill
passed the senate without division and $120,000,000 for submarines and shipbuilding was appropriated.
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Paris: Two German raids,
occurring simultaneously west of
Soissons, were repulsed by the
French. We raided a German
trench near Vauquois.in Argonne,
taking prisoners.
Petrograd: German pressure
forced the withdrawal of the
Roumanians from the height occupied yesterday near Rekoza, on
the Jacobeni-Kimpolung road.
Saloniki; A German air raid
here was repulsed. No damage
was done by the enemy  bombs.
Amsterdam: The Kaiser is
confined to his room by a severe
New Orleans: The British
steamer Knight Champion, arriving last night, reports sinking a
German submarine.
Washington, Mar. 2:���To bring
congress to time and stir the nation to the real perils of the German problem, the administration
played a trump card by producing
correspondence between Germany
and its Mexican representative
whereby it was sought to align
Mexico and Japan as belligerents
against the U.S. Letters and
other documents which have been
in the possession of the government for some time clearly show
the German designs.
The plot was revealed on the
authority of the president, who
vouches for the authenticity of the
documents. Lansing says Japan
was ignorant of the plot. This
assertion is supported by the
Japanese ambassador.
Accumulating evidence indicates that Dr. Paul Ritter, Swiss
minister here, not only took over
Bernstoff's diplomatic work, but
has also undertaken certain German propaganda work, which
may force a show-down between
himself and the state department.
Coming Events
March 6���General Meeting of Canadian Patriotic Fund, Courtroom, 8 p.m.
March  17���W.   A.   Afternoon   Tea.
Dance in Evening for Soldiers' Aid.
Hazelton Board of Trade, at a
general meeting held last evening
at the Progress Club, adopted a
strong resolution dealing with
the proposal to move the government offices. While there is a
certain amount of agitation for
removal in some sections of the
district, there appears to be no
good ground for such action, except the fact that other places
would like to have the offices. If
the matter is decided on its merits
and in accordance with the wishes of a majority of the people,
the offices will remain here.
For  Prisoners of War
In acknowledging the receipt
of contributions collected by Assessor Welch and the Union Bank,
the honorary treasurer of the
Prisoners of War Bread Fund
says: "Yesterday I received a
cable from Berne stating that our
list contained 1,084 names, which
at $2 for four weeks' supply
means that we cannot sit still,
but that every effort must be
made to keep this list up."
When it is remembered that
this fund is required to supply
enough bread to keep our prisoners of war in Germany alive, its
importance will be recognized.
Contributions will be gladly received at the government office
or the Union Bank.
A marriage of unusual interest
to residents of Hazelton district
was celebrated on Tuesday evening, when Edward J. Brickenden
and Miss Elizabeth Keynton were
united at St. Peter.s Church, in
the presence of a large number
of friends. Mr. Brickenden is
is one of the most popular ranchers of this neighborhood, and the
bride, who is the daughter of the
late William Keynton, a pioneer
miner of the Manson camp, is
highly esteemed.
The ceremony was performed
by Rev. John Field, the bride being given away by the veteran
James May, her father's partner
in early days. Miss Agnes Grant
was bridesmaid, while William
West, of Terrace, officiated as
best man.
After the wedding a large party of guests enjoyed the wedding
supper, which was served at the
Omineca hotel.
The total tonnage sunk in February was 456,817. Of British
vessels 110 were sunk, with 20
other belligerent ships, two American and 51 other neutrals.
Methodist Church
Dr. Sager will preach tomorrow eveningon the subject: "For
Such a Time as This���A Confession."
All are cordially invited.
All subscribers to the Canadian
Patriotic Fund, and residents
generally,are requested to attend
a general meeting of the Fund,
called by Government Agent Hoskins, district treasurer, for next
Tuesday evening at 8, in the
courtroom. A statement will be
presented, and committee-men
will be elected.
Hazelton and the district have
done exceedingly well in raising
money for this important cause,
and it is believed the report
showing the amount already contributed and the subscriptions in
force will prove satisfactory to
all interested.
Two Small Fires
Early on Wednesday morning
fire caused by a defective stovepipe damaged Sing Lee's cabin on
the reserve. The fire brigade
was on hand in time to extinguish
the blaze before it had gained
much headway. On Wednesday
evening the brigade was again
called out for a similar fire in J.
G. Brown's house. Constable
Cline was the first man on the
scene, and he had the fire practically out when the machines
New York: Secretary Daniels
is organizing a volunteer fleet of
750 ships and numerous small
craft to defend this port in the
event of hostilities.
F. T. Child left on Tuesday for
a visit to Victoria.
Campbell Henderson, the Vancouver paper man, is in town.
A. S. Beaton is here from
Fourth Cabin,on a brief vacation.
F. E. McFeely, of McLennan,
McFeely, & Co., was here on
H. M. Bjrritt and W. McKib-
bin, of Vancouver, came in on
C. R. O'Hara, deputy mining
recorder at Burns Lake, was in
town on Wednesday.
Stuart J. Martin returned on
Wednesday from a trip to the
Skeena river mining camps.
Pierre Duryee and D. A. Macdonald,of Winnipeg, were in town
for a couple of days this week.
J. A. (Gus) Sampare came up
from Gitwangak on Wednesday.
He has joined the Cunningham
J. F. Maguire, who has been
transacting business in Vancouver
for some weeks, will return next
Dave Jennings, of Lake Kathlyn, is here this week. He says
it feels good to be in a busy town
once more.
The latest casualty lists contain
the names of Alex. Gray and J.
Preece.of Smithers, both reported
seriously ill.
T. J. Fletcher, of San Francisco,
and C. Poison, of Chicago, are
getting dog teams for a trip to
the Ingineca placers.
R. E. Allen and F. B. Chettleburgh, of the forest branch, are
leaving today to cruise government timber in the Copper river
Private Jack Frost, who has
been appointed assistant to Assessor Welch, returned on Wednesday from Victoria, where he
underwent a second operation.
A hockey match on Wednesday
afternnon between the local Indian team and the Kispiox players, proved an unexpectedly good
exhibition of the game. Hazelton
won by 4-3.
Watt & Cameron continue development of the Lone Star group,
near Lake Kathlyn. This property, located by Jennings Bros.,
has a big body of concentrating
ore, carrying good values in silver and lead.
W. G. Norrie returned on Saturday from a business visit to
the coast. It is reported that he
will have charge of the operations
of the newly-organized company
which will work the Ikeda mine
on Queen Charlotte Islands; but
will continue to manage the Silver Standard.
The Miner is two dollars a year. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, MARCH 3. 1917
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. VI.
Saturday, March 3, 1917
No. 27
In his powerful speech in the Imperial parliament, when
introducing the new regulations for the restriction of imports,
Premier Lloyd George, after citing the reasons which made such
drastic action necessary, said:
"It is with the deepest regret that we are inflicting an injury
upon tne French and upon the industries of some of our Allies. It
is inevitable that we have got to cut down imports from France
and tc that extent there is no doubt at all there will be a certain
amount of suffering in that poor, devoted country. And then
somebody may say: 'There are the overseas dominions. Are you
going to deprive British Columbia of a chance of sending her
supplies? She has been very loyal, very patriotic' So she has.
No part of the Empire has shown greater patriotism. The same
applies to the other colonies. If all this program is carried out, if
all those who can help us with producing do help; if all those who
are called on to suffer restriction and limitation will suffer without
complaint, then honestly I can say we can face the future, that the
enemy can do the worst���and that is what we have to be prepared
for. If we are not, if it were conceivable that the nation were not
prepared to do, to endure all these things, then I say with all
solemnity I do not know a body of honorable men who would undertake for one hour to be responsible for this terrible war. It is
"There are millions of gallant young men in France,in Saloniki,
in Egypt, in Mesopotamia, facing torture, death, terror. They are
the flower of our race. Unless the nation is prepared to take its
share of the sacrifices, those will be in vain. And I say it will be a
crime, a black crime, for any government to ask them to risk their
lives in the coming conflict if they know that the nation behind
them were faint-hearted or selfish. Their sacrifices would be
thrown away.    We have not the right to ask it."
British Columbia will suffer to a certain extent by the reduction
in British imports of salmon and the prohibition of fruit and other
commodities, but the loyalty of the people of the province will
bear the strain.
Pension Matters
The Dominion government has
appointed a Board of Pension
Commissioners for Canada, with
i offices in Ottawa. As this board
wishes to cause as little delay as
possible in dealing with communications with regard to pensions,  it wishes   the   public   to
I correspond   directly   with   the
j Board of Pension Commissioners,
j Ottawa.
A great deal of delay may be
caused by communications being
sent through other departments
of the government.
The Patriotic Fund Association
and the Military Hospitals Commission have kindly consented to
give information and assistance
to those wishing to write direct
to the Board of Pension Commissioners. These societies have
offices in certain localities in
In addition,in order to facilitate
the granting of pensions, the
board is opening branch pension
offices in Vancouver, Calgary,
Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg,
London, Hamilton. Barrie, Ottawa,
Toronto, Kingston, Montreal, St.
John, Quebec and Halifax. All
information with regard to pensions may be obtained from these
The Interior News, published
at Smithers, says:
' 'G. C. Gazeley paid a short visit
to Hazelton the first of the week.
Business in the old town seemed
as flourishing as ever, he says.
Miners, prospectors, and others
were about in good numbers,
some going and some coming,
just as it always has been since
the town was first discovered by
the Hudson's Bay Company years
and years ago. Among those |
leaving there last Monday were!
several parties of placer miners
bound for the Ingineca country,
with dog teams and toboggans
loaded with outfits and supplies
purchased in the local stores.
Some people say that once the
government offices are taken
away old Hazelton must die; but
such people don't know what
they are talking about. A natural
town, manned as Hazelton is by
wide - awake citizens can't be
killed, no matter what is done to
it. It is only the artificial or
visionary town that is perishable;
and a number of such that were
planned to displace Hazelton are
now but memories���rather painful
memories to the numerous victims
who were fleeced by the lot-
peddling promoters,"
We thank Brother Coyle for
these kind words; but we must
take issue with him on the question of removing the government
offices, which he seems to imply
is a foregone conclusion. In all
kindness we would suggest that
any who are counting on the immediate removal of the offices
from this place should prepare to
meet with disappointment. It
may be that in time to come the
development of Omineca district
will take such a direction that
the administrative headquarters
can be more conveniently located;
but that time is not yet in sight.
What  Telkwa  Thinks
The residents of the town of
Telkwa and the surrounding
country held a meeting recently
to discuss the question that has
been made such a burning one in
the interior, namely, the place for
the government buildings, says
the Prince Rupert Journal. Every
place in the Bulkley Valley is
desirous of having the buildings
placed in that particular locality.
But while Telkwa holds a somewhat similar view, it is ready to
forego the right to the plum if
the buildings are left where they
are at Hazelton and the money
spent in development work in the
This was the view advocated by
Raleigh Trimble and agreed to by
the rest of those present. The
ground taken wa? thatTelkwa.on
account of the fact that it was the
natural center for the largest part
of the district, should have the
buildings if they were to be
placed according to the idea of
being of most service. The roads
radiated from Telkwa in all directions to the most prosperous
communities and to the richest
mining camps.
At the same time they were
agreed that if the government
saw fit to allow the buildings to
remain where they were and
would expend the money that
would be involved in the removal
that it would be a better policy
as far as the district was concerned. If the change is to be
made, however, the residents of
Telkwa wish to be heard in the
matter and are prepared to put
up a strong plea for consideration.
Tokio: Carranza emissaries are
busy in Japan. A mysterious
trio, suspected of being agents of
the Mexican pro-German coterie,
chartered a Japanese ship and
sailed for Salina Cruz, Mexico,
with a cargo of guns and munitions. The vessel also carried numerous Japanese gunnery experts.
London: Britain's subscriptions
to the "Loan of Victory" totalled
London: Baron Devonport repeats the warning that speculative
buying or the cornering of food
supplies with a view to raising
the existing level of prices will not
be permitted or tolerated.
of all kinds.
Lowest   Rates.     Strongest   Companies.
Prompt and Liberal Settlements.
Mining Machinery and Supplies.
Cradock's Wire Cables.
Estimates given for Tramways.
J. F. MAGUIRE,   Hazelton
Insurance and Manufacturers' Agent.
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. aulo service to and from all trains and boats
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion, British Columbia,
and Alberta Land Surveyors
Offices at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
F. P. Burden, New Hazelton
j       Provincial Assayer       i
British Columbia Land Surveyor
:::   MINE SURVEYOR   :::
Hazelton, B. C.
Surveys of Mineral Claims, Townsites,
Timber and Coal Leases, Etc. and General Engineering Surveys.
The obtaining of Crown Grants attended to. tf
Which assists the wives and families of Canada's gallant
soldiers, requires millions of dollars to  keep the soldiers'
home fires burning.
District Treasurer: Stephen H. Hoskins, Government Agent
Hazelton Committee:
J. E. Kirby, H. H. Little, R.E.Allen, J. Naylor. Wm. Ware
and C. V. Smith.     Monthly Subscriptions are Solicited
The  Hazelton  Branch  requests the support of all in its
efforts to assist in the noble work of this great humanitatian
Honorary Presidents:  Mrs. (Rev.) John Field; Mrs. (Rev.)
W. Hogan
Chairman:   Dr. H. C. Wrinch
Vice-Presidents: S. H. Hoskins; Mrs. E. R. Cox; W. J. Carr
Honorary Secretary: Miss J. C. Grant
Honorary Treasurer: H. H. Little, Manager Union Bank
Executive Committee:
Mrs. H. C. Wrinch,  Mrs. R. G. Moseley,  Mrs. Chas. Reid,
Miss Hogan, Rev. John Field, Rev. M. Pike, H. H. Phillips
Large or Small Contributions will be Gratefully Received
Endeavors to supply soldiers from Hazelton district witt.
such comforts and necessities as cannot be readily obtained
at the front, and will assist them to re-establish themselves
in civil life when they return. The Committee is acting in
co - operation   with   the   Provincial   Returned   Soldiers'
Commission and the Military Hospitals Commission
Contributions to the Soldiers' Aid Tobacco Fund are Welcome
Chairman: A. R. Macdonald
Honorary Secretary-Treasurer: R.E.Allen, District Forester
S. H. Hoskins,  A.  E.  Player,  Wm.  Ware,  Jos.  Naylor,
H. H. Little, J. K. Frost, F. B. Chettleburgh
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Belgian schools are closed for
want of fuel.
Australia has sent 286,000 soldiers to the front.
Daylight saving is to be re-introduced in Britain.
Canada is now paying $300,000
a month in pensions.
The 143rd Battalion, of B. C,
has arrived in England.
Prairie farmers have more
money than ever before.
Premier Borden and party will
visit the Canadian front.
The whereabouts of the U. S.
fleet is being kept secret.
The British admiralty is seeking naval officers in Canada.
B. C. has granted farmers'
loans aggregating $2,747,240.
Premier Borden had an audience with the King on Saturday.
Fourteen hundred returned soldiers arrived at Halifax on Thursday.
The filling out of national service cards will be made compulsory.
The U. S. congress has barred
the importation of liquor in dry
Sir Richard McBride will act
on the Imperial emigration commission.
Owing to shortage of fodder,
Holland must kill a large number
of cattle.
A contingent of girl clerks for
service in France will be raised
in Canada.
Nineteen passengers were killed in a rear-end collision at Mount
Union, Pa. v
The high prices of food continue to cause disturbances in American cities.
British import restrictions will
reduce United States trade $100,-
000,000 this year.
R. H. Pooley, the Conservative
candidate, has been declared
elected in Esquimalt.
Cuban chambers of commerce
request American intervention in
the island's rebellion.
Amsterdam reports that 17,000
employees of Krupp's have been
on strike for a fortnight.
Ex-Premier Bowser has been
chosen leader of the opposition in
the provincial legislature.
Congress has passed a law
abolishing liquor in the District
of Columbia after Nov. 1.
Zion Methodist Church and the
Veoker business block in Kenora
were burned on Thursday night.
Owing to an outbreak of pneumonia, 30,000 U. S. troops on the
Mexican border have been quarantined.
Seventeen steamers under construction at Kobe, Japan, have
been purchased by British shipping interests.
The senate may force Wilson
to call a special session of congress to deal with the preparedness program.
The Dominion cost-of-living
commissioner reports that high
prices are due to the manufacturers' actions inrestrainingtrade
and forcing retailers into invidious agreements.
Britain has a new type of airplane, which has risen to a height
of 7000 feet, carrying a pilot and
twenty passengers.
In a speech at Ottawa Sir
George Foster intimated that
compulsory service in Canada
might become necessary.
The Frederick VIII, carrying
Bernstorff and party, sailed form
Halifax on Wednesday, after
thorough customs inspection.
Special privileges are now given
soldiers i n London. Several
theaters are open on Sunday
nights for their entertainment.
Thirteen were killed and over
100 injured by a tornado which
swept portions of Alabama,Georgia and Mississippi on Saturday.
A Seattle despatch says Puget
Sound will be protected by steel
nets, which will be opened during
the daytime to permit ships to
A Japanese report says a German commerce-raider is in the
Indian Ocean and has sunk two
British ships southwest of Colombo.
Bryan says he will support the
administration in the event of
war, but will continue to oppose
a declaration of war with all his
American officials are investigating charges that Germans
have been supplying Villa with
money and advising him in his
field operations.
It is estimated that if subscriptions to the Canadian Patriotic
Fund are maintained at their
present rate the requirements for
the year will be easily met.
A hurricane which swept New
Caledonia on Feb. 17 caused tremendous damage to property,
whole townships were inundated
and trains and ships were wrecked.
Sir Richard McBride has suspended the count of votes on the
prohibition measure, until the
opinion of counsel on the objections of the "Drys" has been
Prohibitionists hope that the
B.C. legislature will pass a bill
to banish the bar for the remainder of the war, even should the
soldiers' votes defeat the prohibition measure.
According to Austria's new
policy, German will be the official
language. It is proposed to divide Bohemia into twelve divisions, and the Czechs will be
prevented from suppressing the
German language.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
Certificate of Improvements
uate in the Omineca Mining Division of
Cassiar District.
Where located:���On the WeBt slope
of Rocher de Boule Mountain.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Dalby B.
Morkill, of Hazelton, B.C., B.C. Land
Surveyor, acting as agent for New
Hazelton Gold-Cobalt Mines, Limited,
(N. P. L.), Free Miner's Certificate
No. BB98C, 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 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements. ���     21-29
Dated this 15th day of January, A.
D. 1917.
D. B. Morkill
Certificate of Improvements
Omineca mining division of Omineca
district; located on Rocher de Boule
mountain, on Juniper creek, adjoining
the Iowa mineral claim on the south.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Ja<?. E. Dean
of Hazelton, Free Miner's Certificate
No. 43174B, acting as agent for Charles
F. Booth, Free Miner's Certificate No.
43178B, 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 tor the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85,  must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements. '
Dated this second day of  December,
A.D. 1916. Jas. E. Dean.
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^ | escaping to a new line of defence
| along the Bapaume ridge.
-.)) ���    This is the most notable move-
London: Resuming their advance along the Ancre, in the
Somme district, British troops
have taken the village of Petit
Miraumont. The British line
south and southeast of Serre, |
north of the Ancre, has been
pushed forward on a front of
over a mile and a half.
Washington : Seven Dutch
ships were sunk on Saturday by
German submarines, strengthening the conviction that the Huns
entirely disregard the rights of
neutrals. A Dutch paper says
the outrage is the greatest humiliation ever endured by Holland. It is believed the crews of
the seven vessels were saved.
ment that has taken place in the
war since the autumn of the first
year. The German retirement
after the battle of the Marne was
forced upon them by actual defeat, while this strategical retreat
reveals a new phase in the weakness of their defensive conditions.
It has noticome to our generals as
a surprise. After the battle of
the Boom ravine there were several signs that the enemy contemplated withdrawing from the two
Miraumonts, and our recent capture of the Bailleseourt farm
ground, north of the Ancre,
seriously menaced Serre.
London: Between eleven and
midnight on Sunday British destroyers met a German  destroyer
Rio Janeiro:    Armed Germans | squadron in a heavy engagement
have crossed the frontier of Bra
zil, proceeding in the direction of
Santa Catarina. They are believed to be sailors who have been
interned in Argentine.
Paris: There was the usual
cannonading along the entire
French front. There was especial
activity on the part of the artillery on the Belgian front.
Coal here is $80 a ton. Several
dealers are under arrest for
charging extortionate prices.
Petrograd: Russia is now employing a huge army of prisoners.
There is a sentiment that the
political reorganization of Poland
is a matter for Russia alone, and
that international guarantees are
required only as far as such guarantees provide for the addition
of Austrian and German Poland
to Russian Poland.
Berlin: Brand Whitlock, American minister to Belgium, will
remain in Brussels in a personal
and quasi-diplomatic capacity.
The minister of finance has
announced a new and heavy tax
on bachelors.
Washington: A resolution authorizing the president to use the
armed forces of the U. S. to protect the lives and property of
Americans was introduced by
Senator Fall, Republican.
The army may be increased by
the enlistment of half a million
in the North Ssa.Sir Edward Carson announced in the commons.
After the engagement our ships
remained undamaged. The extent of damage to the enemy is
Another force of enemy destroyers shelled Broadstairs and
Margate, but tied before our destroyers arrived on the scene. A
woman and child were killed at
London: The Cunard liner
Laconia, 18,099 tons, was sunk by
a German submarine off the Irish
coast on Sunday evening. The
vessel, which was from New York
to England, was torpedoed without warning. Survivors numbering 278 are expected lo arrive at
Queenstown today. Six Americans were aboard. Some passengers are missing and one is dead.
Amsterdam: The Germans have
a covetous eye on Dutch food supplies and are said to he planning
to repeat the looting of Belgium by
forcing Holland into war. Hun
forces are massing on the border
of Holland, while the safe-conduct
assured Dutch ships by Berlin has
been treacherously betrayed.
London: The British have captured Kut-el-Amara. The Turkish troops are in full retreat.
Washington: Armed neutrality
is Wilson's next move against
Germany.   The president has as*
possibilities to the British forces.
A hostile attack on the Somme
was repulsed.
London: Official figures concerning the Laconia sinking give
the total number of passengers
and crew as 294, of whom 267
were landed at Queenstown and
14 at Bantry. Five were drowned and eight died of exposure at
sea.   Six are in hospitals.
Two American women were
among the thirteen dead.
London papers construe the
sinking oi the Lucania as an
"overt act" against the States.
Queenstown: There were remarkable scenes when the women
from the Laconia arrived on a
patrol boat. The crowd chanted
the naval anthem in defiant tones.
Wireless Operators Donnesand
Taylor were the heroes of the
disaster. They continued sending
calls until a British warship answered, when they jumped over-
j board, the last to leave the sink-
i ing vessel. Officers and crew
are praised by all passengers.
Washington: The sinking of
the Laconia, according to the
highest official interpretation,is a
"clear-cut case". No investigation is considered necessary. This
became known as the official attitude after a conference between
Wilson and Lansing. Many in
authority believe Germany has
committed the awaited "overt
act", and declare for quid; and
positive action.
No decision has been reached
in congress,the senate wrangling
over the president's request for
authority. The main light is
against giving him power to arm
American ships carrying munitions. The $500,000,000 navy
bill, is threatened with defeat
through the one-man fllli buster
of Senator LaFollette.
men, under the resolution, which ed congress for authority to lalu
would also give merchant captains
the right to protect their vessels
against submarines and resist
search by the central powers.
Amsterdam: German deserters
are (locking into Holland. They
have formed a union to look after
their interests. Many stories are
told of their methods of escape.
London: The steady pressure
exercised by the British in the
Somme region is having its effect.
The enemy is steadily withdrawing his troops from many positions between Hebuterne and the
ground southwest of Bapaume.
Our patrols are pushing forward
into the abandoned territory, and
have penetrated in some places
for nearly three miles beyond outlines. They are already northwest of Serre and southwest of
Irles, above Miraumont, Petit
Miraumont and  Pys,  which are
measures to deal with the submarine aggressions, declaring that
American rights on the high seas
will be protected. The final break
may occur at any moment.
Wilson's request for authority
to act against Germany may be
opposed by the Republicans,
Senator Thompson, of Michigan,
says: "It is a monstrous propo-
position. No dictator could ask
for more authority."
Madrid: Ambassador Gerard
asks for a convoy. He docs not
feel safe in the event of war
between the (J. S. and Germain.
London: The British advance
along the Ancre has attained a
depth of two miles, and extends
along a front of about eleven
according to the official report.
Bapaume, which it was declared
would fall only "after paying the
greatest price ever exacted from
now in our hands, without battle. ja victorious army," is now direct-
We gained a number of German ]y threatened as a result of the
strongholds which we expected to | greatest German retirement since
win only by heavy fighting, and, stationary warfare began more
the enemy yielded to the ceaseless than two years ago> The ne wly-
pressure of our men and guns by I occupied  ground opens up many
London : Haigs' troops are
closing in on Bapaume. They
are less than two miles distant
today. The German retreat has
apparently slowed considerably,
aud strong resistance is being
encountered in the forward sweep
of the British troops. In front
the ground is a sea of mud from
the thaws of recent weeks, and
stretching across thi�� ocean of
slime are crisscrossed miles upon
miles of barbed wire. Apparently the Germans counted on the
slippery footing and barbed wire
obstacles to hamper the British
advance1. Our patrols,unceasingly "feeling out" the ground in
advance, have not yet found indications of the line selected by
the Germans for their next stand.
British airmen dropped bombs
on Sunday on the big iron works
at Brebach, Germany. One hostile plane was brought down.
Briiish forces are giving the
retreating Turks beyond Kut-el-
Amara no chance to reform their
columns. The pursuit continues
and the retreating enemy is being
engaged on three rides. The enemy was forced to abandon many
stores. Guns were thrown into
the Tigris, including howitzers.
The captured British gunboat
was retaken.
Paris: The double event of the
British armies' victories and progress at Kut-el-Aniaraandon the
Ancre have been acclaimed here,
and are being watched closely.
Gratifying recognition of the
British achievements are accorded
by the whole French press.     At
the same time, in the absence of
details, military experts doubt the
military importance of the German retreat, which may be a tactical or strategical plan. It is
frankly recognized that the new
departure in trench warfare is
mainly the result of the tremendous pressure of the British army, especially the artillery.
Washington: The U.S. appears
closer to war; but despite this
danger, the filibuster in the senate
still threatens the bill giving the
president authority. It is thought,
however, that congress will comply.
Germany still holds the Yarrow-
dale prlsoners.after weeks of misinformation. A break with Austria is imminent. The clear cut
overt act of the Laconia sinking
makes the situation extremely
Leading American papers declare that Wilson is compelled to
make his words good and is in
honor bound to seek a declaration
of war from congress.
f     FRIDAY, MARCH 2     1
London: Slowly and steadily
the German retirement continues
north of the Ancre. There is as
yet no indication of any recoil
movement. Explosion after explosion occurs in the wonderfully
fortified town of Bapaume.and it
is believed the Germans are blowing up their own handiwork preparatory to evacuating the place.
British troops are now within a
mile of Bapaume.
Gommecourt, the tip of the
salient in the German line north
of the Ancre, has fallen into the
hands of the British.
On the Mesopotamian front
British cavalry and gunboats continue the pursuit of the beaten
Turkish troops who are in retreat
from Kut-el-Amara. Large quantities of munitions and material
have been captured by our troops.
London: The British navy sank
and captured a vastly greater
number of German submarines
during February than in any
month preceding the new undersea campaign. Several supply
stations have been destroyed.
Petrograd: A counter-atiack
by Russian forces partly drove
back an enemy assault on the
Jacobeni-Kimpolung road.
Bordeaux: Following the arrival of the American freighter
Orleans, the Rochester arrived at
the mouth of the Gironde safely.
New York: The American
press raps congress hard for
blocking the president's war
The U-boat menace is regarded
as a rank failure. The damage
done during February was insufficient to warrant German boasts.
Armed vessels have been practically immune, and the number of
sinkings has fallen off materially
since the British anti-sub. campaign became effective.
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