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VOL. V, NO. 31
Campbell   Will   Make   Things
Better For Miner and
Victoria, March 28:���In conformity with its policy of encouraging the development of
the mineral areas of the province
the government has made nearly
a three-fold increase in the estimates, brought down yesterday,
for the work of the bureau of
mines. This year $29,000 is to
be expended, against $10,000 last
year. Included in this sum is
$24,000 to meet expenses of
working parties in the field.
It is intended by Hon. Lome
A. Campbell, minister of mines,
that these parties shall keep in
touch with the field work carried
out by the geological branch of
the Dominion department of
mines and that they should also
carry on preliminary investigations into the possibilities of new
areas, with a view to advising
the Dominion authorities as to
districts in which geological survey work would prove of most
value to the province.
Another feature of activity
under this grant of $24,000 will
be the giving of advice to prospectors. It is also proposed to
work out,in conjunction with the
Dominion government, a classification of the rocks in different
mineral - bearing areas. This
classification will aid prospectors
in their work of seeking mineral-
bearing rock, and it will also
prove of value, Mr. Campbell
believes, to those proposing to
invest capital in the Jc -^lopment
of the mineral resources oi the
London: Five Zeppelins raided
the eastern counties of England
last night, ninety bombs being
dropped at various places. The
results are unknown at present.
Each of the raiding aircraft arrived from a different direction,
and all took individual routes
across the country. Anti-aircraft
guns forced them to retire.
The admiralty announces the
capture of a Zeppelin and crew,
off the east coast. The airship
was damaged by the aircraft
guns and was forced to descend.
On the approach of a patrol vessel the crew surrendered. The
Zeppelin was taken in tow, but
broke up and sank in the river.
This was the twenty-second
raid of the war. In all, three
Zeppelins have come to grief in
the raids.    Those now in use are
larger than the airships at first
Paris: In the Verdun region,
the Germans have now shifted
their offensive eastward to the
sector around the famous Mort
Homme hill. The enemy here
succeeded in entering the French
first line trenches, but were
later expelled, while a second
attack completely failed. Thousands of German corpses are
strewn on the two mile front, as
a result of the enemy efforts
against batteries on Deadman's
Hill. The bombardment in this
region is very heavy, thousands
of shells are used daily.
drowned. The Red Cross was
conspicuously displayed on the
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Odessa: The hospital ship
Portugal, with Russian wounded
aboard, was sunk in the Black
Sea by a German torpedo boat.
A number of the wounded were
Rome: The political operations
of the Allies, and the discovery
of German submarine bases in
the Greek islands, have occasioned much excitement in Athens.
In a stormy meeting of the
chamber, the president was compelled to suspend the sitting.
Demonstrations in the streets
were broken up by the cavalry.
All newspapers have been seized.
Washington : General Pershing is reported to have found
Villa, with 500 men. near Guerrero, where the bandit leader
was severely defeated on Wednesday. Villa lost thirty killed.
Four Americans were wounded.
Petrograd: In a four hours'
fight in the direction of Bagdad,
the Turks were defeated with
heavy losses.
Great Ohio Ore
A nice showing of ore was seen
in the Great Ohio tunnel by
Frank Martin, who visited the
property on Wednesday. For
140 feet along the vein the tunnel shows ore, the face being all
in mixed ore. Assay values are
expected to run high. Another
60 feet of tunnel will complete
the present contract, and will
give a depth on the vein of approximately 500 feet.
Victoria, Mar. 27:���Estimates
for the fiscal year of 1916-17,
brought down today, total $11,-
301,374.86, with an estimated
revenue of $5,944,015.13. Public
works accounts for slightly over
$3,000,000 of the expenditure
estimates. The Skeena district
vote is $176,000. The sum of
$150,000 is provided for the
Fraser River bridge at Prince
George and $8,000 for maintenance of Prince Rupert wharf.
There is also $10,000 for Prince
Rupert courthouse. Ferries in
the Skeena district will be the
same as last year, with three
additional ones,cornprisingCedar-
vale and Pacific on the Skeena,
and Francois Lake. Bridges
throughout the province call for
$450,000, of which Skeena will
get a portion. There is the usual
expenditure on schools, government offices, etc
A Single-Handed Pirate
Lewes, Delaware, Mar. 31:���
The British steamer Matappo,
laden with war supplies from
New York to Vladivostok,arrived
today in peculiar circumstances.
A German naval officer named
Schiller, who had stowed away
on the steamer, locked the captain in his room, destroyed the
wireless, and with two revolvers
terrorized the crew,forcing them
to make this port, where he attempted to escape in a lifeboat,
with $10,000 in gold. Signals
from the steamer brought the
pilot cutter, and Schiller was
captured. He may be handed
over to the captain of the steamer and taken to the West Indies
for trial as a pirate.
Good progress is being made in
the tunnel on the Chicago group,
although the rock is harder than
when the miners were making
their big footage.
Victoria, Mar. 27:���The government today placed with a Canadian financial house a loan for a
million dollars, which, under the
terms of the Agricultural Credits
Act, will be lent out to farmers
all over the province. The government succeeded in getting the
money for a twenty-five year
term at the rate of 5.63 per cent.
In New Zealand, where this
system has been fairly well perfected, the cost of administration
of the fund runs to about 1 per
cent. This means that applied
in British Columbia, the farmer
will get his loan, for a period of
25 years if he wishes, at 6J per
cent or a fraction more.
It is presumed that six weeks
or two months will elapse before
the first cash advances by way of
loans will actually be made to the
The price obtained for the loan
today represents a distinct improvement over the rates at
which the last provincial government treasury notes were renewed some months ago. The interest
rate accepted today was certainly
highly gratifying to the government and will, of course, be
vigorously employed as an argument that the soundness of Brit-
Columbia's financial position is
exceedingly well regarded in
Eastern Canada and the United
States, despite what the opposition may say of the country going
to the dogs, etc., etc.
MacNeil & Young, of Toronto,
submitted the best bid for the
loan. Nine bids from other firms
were received.
Big Graft Alleged
Ottawa, Mar. 31:
charges involving Col. J. W. Allison, who acted as purchasing
agent for machine guns and revolvers, and alleging a million-
dollar graft, caused Premier
Borden to announce the appointment of Justice Duff and Sir
William Meredith to investigate.
The Premier wired Sir Sam
Hughes, who replied that he was
returning from England immediately and denied any knowledge
of graft.
Judge Young returned to Prince
Rupert on Tuesday.
E. P. Spalding, the mining man,
was here on Monday.
Rev. W. M. Scott is spending a
few days at Smithers.
Miss Hoops, of Telkwa, is visiting Mrs. Gilbert Burrington.
M. H. Laidlaw, of Burns Lake,
was among Tuesday's arrivals.
R. G. Moseley left yesterday
for a business visit to Vancouver.
Chris. Courtes, of Pacific, was
a visitor in Hazelton this week.
John Bergsted, of North Bulk-
ley,  came in on Monday's train.
A new gasoline hoist has been
installed at the American Boy
Dr. Stone, was down from
Endako on Thursday, on professional business.
Angus Stewart and George
McBean went up to the Silver
Standard today.
Miss C. Goddard left on Friday
for Vancouver, where she will
take courses in business and
Foreman Haney has completed
repairs on Kispiox bridge, and is
moving his crew to the Skeena
The Hazelton branch of the
Red Cross held a very successful
working meeting on Wednesday
Dave Loughnan, who has practically recovered from his wounds,
is now in the customs service at
The annual meeting of Hazel-
Liberal  Assoc,   will  be held on
Sensational | Friday, April 7, at 8 o'clock in
Andrew's Hall.
W. A.
The last meeting of the present
season in aid of Patriotic Funds
will be held at the Mission House
on Thursday afternoon, April 6,
at 3 o'clock. All members are
are asked to kindly bring or send
some contribution to the above
fund on that date. Smallest
donations will be thankfully received.
The trapping season has been
extended for a month, and fur-
bearing animals may be taken
until the end of April.
R. G. Cunningham, head of the
firm of R. Cunningham & Son,
Ltd., is spending a few days in
Hazelton, in connection with this
end of the business.
Leonard Mason, operator at
Ninth Cabin, is in town, for the
first time in four years. He will
leave for the coast in a few days
to enlist for active service.
Pete Carrigan, who spent the
winter in Prince Rupert, is back
in town, making preparations for
the prospecting season. Pete
looks for a great deal of activity
in mining here.
Subscribers to the hockey fund
who desire the return of their
contributions, must call for the
amounts before April 8,on which
date the balance will be turned
over to the athletic association.
W. R. Hull, a well-known mining writer, who is now on the
Province staff, is spending a few
days in this district, and will
visit the various working mines,
to gain material for a series of
articles on the Hazelton district. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 1916
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 1, 1916.
No. 31
This has been a busy week in the provincial legislature, various
measures of importance being dealt with, as well as the estimates
for the fiscal year which opens today. The opposition objected to
the introduction of the budget before they had completed their
investigation into public accounts, but were silenced by Premier
Bowser's statement that it was necessary to pass supply before the
end of the fiscal year, and that the house would sit until the life of
the legislature ended on June 1, or until the members of the
opposition rise in their places and declare they have done all the
investigating they intend to do. "They know in their hearts," the
premier said, "that they cannot substantiate their charges."
The budget was brought down by Hon. Lome A. Campbell, as
minister of finance. In a masterly speech, Mr. Campbell reviewed
the finances of the province since Confederation, showing that,
taking the whole period of the McBride regime, the revenue and
expenditures were practically balanced, while much of the
expenditure had been properly chargeable to capital account. The
net debt of the province is $18,500,000.
"Coming to the estimates for the incoming fiscal year," the
minister said, "we are faced by conditions which have affected us
in the past two years. We have estimated the revenue at $5,944,015,
or in round numbers, $6,000,000.and an expenditure of $11,300,000,
leaving an estimated deficit of $4,643,985. Our fixed charges are
$8,300,000,so that we cannot go berow that to balance with income.
We have provided $5,000,000 for public works; works and buildings
$600,700; roads, and streets, $2,550,800; subsidies to bridges,
ferries, etc.,$115,660; contingencies, $44,650. In s country so large
and with so many growing requirements, especially in mining
development and agricultural settlement, we connot afford to
neglect certain expenditures for those purposes. So far as possible
we want to carry on business as usual"
Speaking on the mining industry, Mr. Campbell said the product
of the metalliferous mines of British Columbia last year was greater
by over two and a half millions than ever before, while the copper
production of the coast mines and those of the Hazelton district
would in the future produce at a moderate estimate, 100,000,000
pounds of copper annually, bringing the value of our minerals to a
much higher figure than ever before.
cent bond issue at 871. The deal
was closed with a firm in Toledo.
There were iour sets of bonds as
follows: Waterworks system,
$80,000; electric light system,
$45,000; both for fifteen years;
street improvements, $15,000;
construction of city hall, $10,000;
the latter two issues being ten-
year bonds.
Camphor ��� production having
passed the experimental stage in
Formosa, the government has
planted large areas in trees.
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 fnr 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 1st day of January, A. D.
1916. 27-35
Dominion Experimental Farms
A notable addition has been
made to the agricultural litera-
ature of Canada in the form of
Volume I of the annual report of
the Dominion experimental farms
for the year ending March 31.
1915, just issued from the press.
This contains the report of the
Director, which gives a brief but
comprehensive survey of the
work throughout the system, followed by the detailed report from
the Divisions of Chemistry, Field
Husbandry and Animal Husbandry.
Volume I will be followed almost immediately by Volume II,
containing the detailed reports
from the divisions of Horticulture, Botany, Cereals, Forage
Plants. Poultry, Bees and Tobacco.
Owing to the rapid and marked
expansion of the mailing lists of
the Department of Agriculture,
due mainly to the aggressive
campaign of publicity and extension being carried on by the
experimental farms in connection
with their exhibition work,a new
system of distributing the report
is being incepted this year. Here
tofore, the report has been issued
to everyone on the mailing lists,
without special application. To
avoid waste, and to make sure
that the report is sent only to
those who will appreciate it, it
has been decided to mail a slip to
every person on the lists, asking
that it be filled in and returned
to the Publications Branch, Department of Agriculture.Ottawa.
This will be sent with the next
issue of "Seasonable Hints".
Everyone interested in any or
all of the various lines of agricultural effort dealt with in this
report is cordially invited to apply for a copy, when Volume I
will be sent immediately and
Volume II as soon as issued from
the press.
Should your name not be on
the mailing lists of the Department, a simple request from you
is sufficient to have it placed
Address all such requests to
the Publications Branch, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa.
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 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 15th, 1916.
The city of Prince George has
just disposed of a $150,000 6 per
"WATER ACT, 1914."
Before the Board of Investigation.
In the matter of Peace River and all
its tributaries within the Province of
British Columbia, including Black
Jack Gulch, Finlay River, Germansen
Creek, Germansen Lake, Lost Creek,
Lost Lake, Lyon Creek, Manson or
Sawmill Creek, Manson River, Mill
Creek, Mosquito Gulch, Omineca
River, Parsnip River, Quartz Creek,
Silver Creek, Tom Creek, Vital
Creek, and Whittier Creek.
TAKE NOTICE that each and every
person, partnership, company, or municipality who, on the 12th day ot March,
1909, had water rights on any of the
above-mentioned streams, is directed
to forward on or before the 31st day of
March, 1916, to the Comptroller of
Water Rights, at the Parliament
Buildings, at Victoria, a statement
of claim in writing as required by
section 294 of the "Water Act, 1914."
Printed forms for such statement
(Form 50 for irrigation or Form 51 for
other purposes) can be obtained from
any of the Water Recorders in the
The Board of Investigation will
tabulate such claims and will receive
objections thereto if filed, and will give
due notice of the time and place set
for the hearing of claims and objections.
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this lst day.
of February, 1916.
For the Board of Investigation.
24-27 Chairman.
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
A fire which swept Augusta,
Ga., did $5,000,000 damage.
Recruiting in Canada continues
at the rate of over 1000 a day.
Ice breakers are opening a
channel through Thunder Bay.
A storm in Michigan on Monday
caused a million dollars damage.
The Dominion $75,000,000 loan
in New York was a pronounced
The entire administration of
Turkey is in the hands of the
A Milan report says Germany
will diminish the production of
Railways in Prince Edward
Island were blockaded by snow
last week.
Greece has applied to the
Entente powers for a loan of
The school text-books of the
four western provinces are to be
Canadians have contributed
two and a quarter millions for
Belgian relief.
The number of war widows so
fV.r reported to the British war
office is 49,500.
Twelve prisoners escaped from
the county jail at Portland, Ore.,
on Sunday night.
C.P.R. officials believe much of
the grain from the prairies must
go by Vancouver.
The CN.R. wiil build a million
dollar station on its False Creek
property at Vancouver.
Congress has postponed indefinitely consideration of suffrage
and prohibition measures.
The new Russian port of Nik-
olaevsk, at the mouth of the
Amur river, will be open in June.
The U.S. congress has passed
the new immigration bill, together
with the provision for a literacy
Denmark is building motor
vessels of 12,000 tons and of 6000
horse power. They are 500 feet
Damage amounting to millions
of dollars was done by a fire in
the oilfields near Drumwright,
Steamers are expected to be
able to reach Anchorage, the
Alaskan railway terminus, by
May 1.
After killing two hundred men
of the garrison at Guerrero, Villa
has moved north, at the head of
a large force.
Franz Bopp, German consul-
general at San Francisco, with
others accused of bomb plots, has
been indicted.
Mayor Gillette of Prince George
has been offered a nomination
for the legislature as an independent Conservative.
The troopships Metagama and
Lapland have arrived safely in
England, with over 4000 Canadian troops aboard.
Chilliwack farmers are -agitating for the drainage of Sumas
lake, reclaiming between 20,000
and 30,000 acres of land.
After an investigation of the
.grievances of the strikers in the
Glasgow district, the Amalgamat
ed Society of Engineers has declared the strike unconstitutional
and has ordered the |men to return to work.
Fred Byers' dog-team made
the fastest time on record in last
week's Solomon-Nome race, covering the 64 miles in 5h. 32.
Sir Robert Borden hah been
invited to confer with the British
authorities, and will probably
leave for London in June.
The resignation and exile of
Yuan Shi Kai are demanded by
the. military governors of the six
revolting provinces of China.
Vancouver retail clerks have
petitioned the government for a
compulsory Saturday half-holiday
in all towns of over 3000 population.
A federal order-in-council prohibits the entry of laborers,
skilled or unskilled, into British
Columbia, from April 1 to September 1.
Three Socialist editors have
been arrested in Sweden for high
treason. They advocated a generals trike and revolution if Sweden entered the war.
Dominion-wide prohibition was
defeated in parliament, but a law
preventing the transportation of
liquor to provinces enacting prohibition was passed.
Chili will requisition interned
German steamers as security for
$12,000,000 of Chilean money
detained in Germany since the
outbreak of the war.
An order-in-council, which will
lead to the erection of a nickel
refinery in Canada, prohibits the
export of nickel or nickel ores
except under license.
Washington advices say information has been received that
120 German submarines have
been captured by the British
since the beginning of the war.
A passenger train running at a
high rate of speed was blown from
the track by a violent storm, near
Marion, Indiana. Several passengers were injured but none was
Capt. Hans Taucher, husband
Gadski, the singer, was arrested
in New York yesterday for alleged conspiracy to destroy the
Welland canal. He is a German
Plans for the reconstruction of
the burned parliament buildings
provide for preservation of the
architectural scheme of the front
elevation, with, a rearrangement
of the interior.
Yuan Shi Kai, recently made
emperor of China, has abandoned
the monarchy and restored the
republican form of government,
as a consequence of the widespread revolution.
Enver Pasha, who was reported
assassinated, is now said to be
alive, but in a serious condition.
The rumor says he attempted
suicide when he realized that his
ambitions were failing.
China has agreed to the building of a Russian railroad in Manchuria, giving Russia control of
northern Manchuria in compensation for rights granted Japan
in southern Manchuria.
Seventeen were killed and
many injured in a collision be
tween the Twentieth Century
limited on the New York Central
and a Lake Shore passenger train
near Cleveland on Tuesday.
American refugees from Tor-
reon, Mexico, reached Monterey
on Monday. Guards on the train
engaged in a running fight with
a large number of bandits, who
attempted to wreck the train.
South Wales coal miners have
agreed to the appointment of a
conciliator to deaf with the
points in dispute between men
and employers. Sunday work
and bonuses are the questions at
A wounded bandit captured at
San Francisco confessed to being
a member of a gang of motor
brigands who perpetrated eleven
holdups and three murders in
Pacific coast cities since last November.
On Monday 'and Tuesday Great
Britain experienced the worst
hurricane and blizzard within the
memory of the present generation. Devastation was caused
throughout the courtry by the
snowstorm, which expended its
greatest fury in the midlands.
An act to be passed at this
session of the legislature will
provide that owners of crown-
granted mineral claims who fail
to pay taxes will be allowed to
work the claims for a year,under
lease, with the privilege of obtaining a new crown grant on
payment of all taxes and a fee
of $25.	
Silver Island Sold.
Vancouver. Mar. 27:���Mining
interest has been stimulated by
thesaleof the Silver Island property, on Babine Lake, owned by
H.J.McDonald, G.E.Neilson.E.L
Campbell and F. Hagen, to the
Okotoks & High River Lumbering & Development Company, an
Edmonton syndicate. The purchase price is given at $25,000.
J'he new owners have, ambitious
plans,  and if conditions warrant
will construct a railroad from the
Grand Trunk to Lake Babine,
with the probabilities later of a
smelter. Ore values on this
property are reported as running
from $100 to $1800 a ton. Work
will commence in the very near
future, with a view to getting
the mine into full operation.
According to a French scientist
who has experimented exhaustively.rain can carry both positive
and negative charges of electricity.      	
Berlin scientists have invented
a nourishing yeast,, containing
more than 50 per cent albumen,
prepared from sugar and ammonium sulphate.
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. 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
Commercial Printing at
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GUINNESS'S BULL DOG STOUT per doz pts $3.00
BARCLAY'S ALE - -           3.25
VICTORIA PHOENIX BEER    - per doz qts  3.00
SCHLITZBEER    - - -           5.00
BUDWEISER BEER        -         - "    "   "    5.00
KIA-ORA���Pure.Concentrated Juice of Lemons-
Makes Lemonade and Lemon Squash���per bot.
O.-T.��� A Delicous Drink; A Tonic; A Digestive���
per pint bottle .40; per quart bottle
per doz
per doz
.40     i
1     CHILDREN'S KNEE RUBBER BOOTS;    sizes 7* to 11;   per pair $2.00     |
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 2,660 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in wnich
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable
output of the mine at the rate of five
cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rjghts are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10.0C an acre.
For 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
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
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^s.   bombardment in the Wcevre, The
remainder of the front was quiet.
Another Naval Fight ?
A Naval Battle London:     It is reported that a
Copenhagen: The Politiken j'^eat naval action between Brit-
reports an engagement between !ish and German warships occured
British and German naval squad-! thirty miles off Grady lightship,
rons at noon yesterday, off the but no detalls have been made
west coast of Jutland.     After i Punbl,c-
heavy fighting, the German flotil-j Several French and Bntlsh
la of five cruisers and twenty! merchantmen are reported sunk
destroyers  was  put to flight by b* submarines
the British squadron.
German patrols, in flames, ran
for the protection of the fortress
on Sylt Island.
Violent cannonading was heard
from 7 to 8 p.m.
Aircraft Also Engaged
London: A squadron of Allied
aircraft raided the German airship sheds in Schleswig-Holstein.
Three aeroplanes are missing.
Danish reports say the operation
was successful.
Two German patrol ships and
one torpedo-boat were sunk. The
British destroyer Medusa sunk as
the result of a collision with the
destroyer Laverock. The crew
was saved.
Sussex Was Torpedoed
London: A fragment of bronze
torpedo head was found in one of
the lifeboats on the Sussex. Germany alone uses bronze torpedoes.
An unknown sailing vesssul which
It is reported that Lord Kiteh-
German destroyer when a squadron of British light cruisers encountered a division of German
destroyers. The German crew
was saved.
Forced Out of Greece
London: A dispatch from Saloniki says the Germans have been
forced to retire to the frontier
from all points occupied by them
in Greek territory.
Germans Preparing Ships
London: German naval officers
holding   temporary    land   com-
ener was  a   passenger   on   the mands,   have   been   recalled   to
Channel  steamer Sussex, which!their ships.
was towed into Boulogne, after j    Another Dutch steamer,   the
being torpedoed. , Duiveland, has been sunk.     The
j crew were saved.
Sixty  lives  were lost  on the
I Sussex.
Russians Advancing
Petrograd: The Russians have
captured two lines of German
trenches northwest of Poitavy. | London: Despite the heavy
Advances in the Caucasus con-j artillery fire of the enemy, the
tinue. The Turks have evacuated I British hold the ground captured
Koniev. on Monday.
Enemy Driven Back On Russian Front
Saloniki:     The Teutonic off en- j    Petrograd:   Prisoners captured
sive, which assumed the charac- on the Dvinsk front state that
ter of a general  attack   by the the Germans  are  preparing  for
Germans and Bulgarians against decisive operations.
the advanced line of the Allies, j    The desperate resistance of the
has been   repulsed,   the   enemy [Turks on  the Caucasus  coastal
being  driven   back   across   the front is being overcome.
Greek border. I    ��� _, CJ    ,. ,
Geneva :     From, confidential
Spring in Russia
Petrograd: A heavy thaw has
set in along the northern front,
and many lowland roads are
flooded, causing a diminution of
activity. Fighting in this region
may  be  suspended   for   a   few
Antonio   Salandra,   the   Italian
More Sub. Bases
Paris: Allied patrol vessels
have discovered four submarine
bases among the  Greek  islands.
Five  German aeroplanes were
weeks.     Russia,   in conjunction , brought down  in  the region of
with the other Allies, is expected ' Verdun, two in Champagne, and
to launch a supreme effort when
the general offensive on all the
fronts is ordered.
Found Submarine Base
Paris: An elaborate organization for supplying information
and stores to Teutonic submarines
has been discovered on the Greek
island of Corfu, Forty persons
implicated have been arrested
and taken to France.
Liverpool: Ten thousand dock
workers on the Mersey struck
work today to enforce their demands concerning overtime work.
General War Council
Paris: The grand war council
of the Allies is now in session,
delegates from all the Entente
governments   working   unitedly
was near by, and which ignored i toward the common end. During]
appeals for help, is believed to this,the second day's session, the |
have acted as a screen  for the I financing of Portugal is the chief
submarine.   Fifty passengers are
Portions of a German  torpedo
have been found in the wreck of
the Dutch steamer Tubantia.
The Verdun Situation
Paris: The situation at Verdun is unchanged, although Rer
lin claims the city is in flames.
The continuation of  the  violent
matter to be dealt with. Special
precautions against a Zeppelin
raid have been taken.
Berlin: Since March 1, fifteen
submarines have sunk 70,000
tons of shipping.
El  Paso:     Opinion in military
circles, concerning the Mexican
I campaign, is pessimistic.     Pros-
,      ,     ,       , ���., pects of capturing Villa are not
bombardment  east of the Meuse     . ., .,. ,.,   ,   Al   .
bright, and  it seems likely that,
unless  cornered  within a week.
and north of Verdun is thought
to be in preparation for another
offensive. It is expected our lines
between Douamont and Vaux
will have to bear the brunt of
the attack.
London: Skirmishing on the
Saloniki front is reported. This
is believed to be preparatory to
a general attack by the Teutonic
the bandit leader wil
outrun his
Huns Again Attack
Paris:     After a comparative
lull for six days,   the   German
allies against the  Franco-British j forces in the Verdun district   at-
lines. I tempted another violent offensive
Smuts Victorious yesterday  in an unsuccessful of-
Pretoria:     General Smuts has I fort to break through the French
captured  Amsha,   German  East j lines on   the   Malancourt.   road.
Africa, driving the enemy   from
their line along the Kuwu river.
Lord Kitchener has wired congratulations to Smuts.
sources it is learned that a grave
dispute has broken out between
the Kaiser and the chancellor of
the empire, who is expected to
resign shortly. Prince von Bue-
low has been summoned in haste
to the Kaiser's headquarters.
rr \
||     THURSDAY, MARCH 30    ||
i       ' ��� . . J
British Line Extended
London: The Germans were
again repulsed in attempts to regain the trenches captured by the
Briiish. Numerous French troops
have been released for service in
other sections, by the extension
of the British lines, which now
run from the Yser to the Somme,
comprising one-quarter of the
entire western front. The new
dispositions were effected with
great skill and secrecy.
Heavy lighting is in progress
around St. Eloi. This may prove
to be a strong enemy offensive
against the British front. We
hold all ground taken on Monday.
There is  hostile  artillery  and
mortar activity against our positions between Loos and  Hulloch
and in front of Aix Noulette.
Holland Cables Cut
London:     Telegraphic  service
between England and Holland is
completely interrupted sinceTues-
tumors say the cables have
After a   week  of shelling   the
entire front,the enemy's artillery
concentrated on a half-mile I'rent
j between   Malancourt.  and    Avo-ldav.
! court.    An infantry attack by an ] been cut by the Germans.   There
entire new division was launched j is no ullicial statement.
at 3 p.m.     The  French   heavy Huns'Slight Gain
artillery and 75s,which were well     parjs!    In a vain assault yes-
concealed, threw a screen of shells terday on Avocourt, 15,000 Ger-
London:   British and Germans I to prevent reserves coming up, I mans were sacrificed. The French
are fighting fiercely in the region ' while  machine guns   decimated j machine guns and 75s practically
of St. Eloi, south of Ypres.    Wei the ranks of the attackers. Wave annihilated the attacking division.
British Make Gain
Germans Enter Village
London: Last night, in a fierce
attack from three sides, the Germans carried the village of Malancourt. The buildings are a
mass of ruins. The French hold
the west side of the town.
German attempts to win back
their lost positions in Avocourt
wood were repulsed.
On the  Verdun   front 560,000
Germans   are   engaged.     In an
assault on   Avocourt blockhouse
last night 30,000 were employed.
Futile Attacks
Paris: The Germans made
several attacks at Avocourt last
night, endeavoring to retake lost
positions. These assaults failed.
No further attempts  were made]*
one west of Nouvion. French
machines, although hit many
times, all returned.
A Blockade Order
London: An order today states
that neither vessel nor cargo
shall be immune from seizure
for breach of the blockade upon
the sole ground that she is at the
moment on the way to an un-
blockaded port.
On Eastern Front
Petrograd: The Russian, offensive on the Dvinsk-Riga front
has rendered Hindenburg's position insecure. An enemy attack
near the village of Epuka was
repulsed. The general thaw
continues on the whole front.
In actions in the Black Sea littoral ten officers and 400 men
were captured. Mackenzen is reported in command of a Turkish
force trying to reach Trebizond.
In Troubled Mexico
Washington: The department
of justice has uncovered evidence
in New York and other cities
which they believe will justify
the allegation that Villa had received aid from Germany.
The Miner is two dollars a vear.
at Malancourt. East of the Meuse
there  is heavy artillery fighting.
.   .....
General  Dubail   has  been ap-||
pointed military governor of Par-  -
is,   replacing  General Manoury,
who is in ill health.
M, Bekmann, director of the
Berne bureau of information,has
been arrested for favoring the
central powers with secret information.
"We are all satisfied, without
exception, with the resolutions
of the Allied  conference," said
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captured six  hundred yards of I after wave, the Germans surged
the enemy's first and second line {forward,  only   to  be   repulsed
trenches, the Germans suffering
heavy casualties. The number of
prisoners taken was 170. The
advance was made afterexploding
mines under the enemy trenches.
Along French Front
Paris: There was no infantry
action in the Verdun region last
night. East of the Meuse, along
the Douamont-Vaux line, there
was a violent artillery action.
West of the river was calm.
Mine fighting in the Argonne
is reported. There were bomb
engagements in   the   sector  of
The French hold the heights of
Malancourt as firmly as ever.
Milan reports that trainloads of
German wounded are arriving at
the Swiss frontier daily from Verdun. Fifteen hundred un wounded
arrived at Blotsheim,deaf,speech-
less, nerveless automatons, from
the effects of the artillery fire.
Following the German assault
at Avocourt, the French made a
night attack, carrying German
works. The enemy made no
effort to recover the lost ground.
London:    The British warship
Courtes Chausees and a spirited | Cleopatra  rammed and sunk a
The enemy succeeded in gaining ground to the north of tvlal-
ancourt, but all efforts to extend
their gains beyond the first
trench were repulsed.
There is heavy fighting oast of
the Meuse.
Raid on Saloniki
Saloniki: There is great indignation in Greece as a result of an
aerial raid by German machines,
which dropped bombs and killed
many civilians. Four of the raiding planes wete brought down by
Allied aircraft. Two were shot
down when they tried to bombard
warships, and two were chased
lo earth by French machines.
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