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VOL. V, NO. 30
Highland Boy Operations Suspended Pending Bond
Work on the Highland Boy
group has been suspended, as the
result of court proceeding instituted by the Butte & Rocher de
Boule Co., owrlers of the property. After hearing arguments
of counsel, Judge Young on Wednesday granted a temporary injunction, restraining E. P. Spalding and associates from prosecuting work under their bond,
pending trial of the suit, which
will come before the supreme
court in June. The plaintiffs
will be allowed to do assessment
work on the property. The share
certificates involved will remain
in the bank in escrow until the
case is decided.
In the County Court
There was only one case for
trial in the county court held by
Judge Young on Thursday. Smith
& Eggleston, the plaintiffs, were
given judgment against Edward
Frantzen for $41.18 and costs.
Naturalization was granted to
Otto B. Otterstrom, William
Cunneham, F. W. Heading and
W. S. Sargent. One application,
by a Bulgarian, was refused, and
one was adjourned.
A two-story building, belonging
to the Coppock estate, standing
opposite the Hazelton Hotel, was
burned down on Tuesday morning. The fire, which evidently
started from a defective flue,
gained such rapid headway that
the wooden structure was a mass
of flames before the fire brigade
could bring the chemical apppar-
atus into play, and the firemen
had to content themselves with
preventing the spread of the fire.
The building was used as sample
rooms, and T. R. McKenzie, of
the Canadian Consolidated Rubber Co,, was in occupation. He
lost all his samples.
By Her Own Hand
At Gitwangak on Saturday,
Coroner Hoskins held an inquest
into the death of Mrs. Grace
Davies. The evidence clearly
proved that deceased died from
a revolver shot fired by herself,
and a verdict of suicide was returned by the jury.
London: The German raider
Greif has been sunk, the British
capturing five officers and 115
men. Of the warship's crew 180
were drowned. The British arm
ed merchantman Alcantara, which
destroyed the raider bv her gunfire, was herself torpedoed. Her
loss was 74.
The admiralty announces that
the Greif was sunk on Feb. 20,
the news being withheld until the
Germans discovered the raider
had failed to pass the patrols.
The steamer was of the same
type as the Moewe, being disguised as a merchantman, with
Norwegian flags painted on both
Enemy submarines display renewed activity in the North Sea.
The Brighton-Boulogne steamer
Sussex was torpedoed in the
English Channel, with the loss of
many lives, including several
Americans. The vessel was
towed to Boulogne.
The Dominion liner Englishman, carrying horses, was torpedoed. Four Americans are
London: The Russians have
inaugurated a strong offensive at
Dvinsk, where they are supplied
with thousands of new guns.
The Russians'drive in the Lake
Narocz district carried them
through three lines of German
trenches, the Germans being
routed in bayonet fighting.
An important victory on the
Galician front is reported, the
Austrians being driven from positions they had held for six
Berlin admits the importance
of the Russian drive, which has
forced the sending of German
reserves to the front.
Paris: The night was quiet in
the Verdun region,after a day of
heavy bombardment from the
north, east and south.
Artillery duels are reported in |
the Woevre region.
The only advance effected by
the enemy was in Argonne, where
the French later drove the Germans from the first line trenches,,
taking many prisoners.
Roumania has consented to join
the Allies as soon as the Anglo-
French forces in the Balkans
open thetr offensive. She has
secured a large supply of arms
and munitions from Japan, via
Amsterdam : Germany has
issued a decree that Belgians residing in Germany must serve in
the German army. Many Belgians have been forcibly removed
to Germany.
Geneva: The fourth war loan
issued by Germany has proved a
Washington : The Entente
Allies, replying individually to
Secretary Lansing's suggestion
for the disarmament of merchant
ships, have in effect declined the
New York:    It is learned that
Norfolk, Va.: There is the
possibility that the British cruiser Cumberland has met disaster
off the Atlantic coast. Several
logbooks marked H.M.S.Cumberland have been picked up on the
North Carolina shore.
Manager Cameron of the Chicago group stated yesterday that
development work on the property was progressing favorably.
Two shifts are working on the
crosscut tunnel, which is now
in fifty feet. It is expected that
the vein will be encountered
within another eighty feet,giving
a depth of 150 feet. As soon as
conditions will allow, additional
miners will be engaged, and
three shifts will be employed.
Mr. Cameron expects to make
this change soon after the first
of the month.
Methodist Church
Rev. W. M. Scott will preach
tomorrow evening on the following subject: "Study in the Character of James, the Son of Al-
Suicide Near Telkwa
Coroner Hoskins has been notified that a man named McDiar-
mid, employed by W.P.Johnson,
a rancher located 11 miles east
of Telkwa, committed suicide on
Thursday morning, by shooting
himself with a rifle. The police
are making an investigation, to
determine whether an inquest is
War Notes
London: The Hamburg-America liners Prince Adalbert and
Kronprincessin Cecilie, seized at
Falmouth at the outbreak of war,
have been condemned by a prize
Rotterdam: The aerial and
naval base at Zeebrugge is now
of little value to the Germans.
The combined naval and aerial
bombardment on Monday reduced
the fortifications and works to a
chaos of crumbling ruins.
London: The theory is now advanced that the Dutch steamers
Tubantia and Palembang were
sunk by torpedoes from a Cer-
man destroyer. Germany's denial only relates to submarines.
The Norwegian bark Linfold,
from Portland, Ore., to Queenstown, has been sunk. Thirty of
the crew were saved.
Washington: The cabinet today decided to accept the protocol
under which U. S. and Mexican
forces will co-operate in the campaign against. Villa. General Fun-
ston has called for additional
troops to complete his line of
communication, which is over 100
miles long. There is no news
from General Pershing.
Victoria, Mar. 20:���The mining
committee of the legislature proposes to collate all data now in
possession of the goverment on
mining areas in the province.and
publish in pamphlet form.
It is proposed to show the location of minerals of all descriptions found in British Columbia,
and maps will be printed to indicate old and new workings.
Everything possible will be done
to make the publication as informal as possible, in order that
renewed interest may be directed
to mining.
Card of Thanks
On behalf of the Patriotic
Fund committee, Treasurer Hoskins desires to thank Mrs. Reid
and other participants in the
recent successful entertainment
in aid of the Fund. The net
proceeds were $85.
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Another inspection will be made
next week by the town fire wardens, whose duty it is to see that
all premises are in proper condition from a fire protection
point of view.
Dr. Wrinch visited Smithers on
J. B. Hawkins, of Edmonton,
is a visitor here.
P. McMartin, of Vancouver,
arrived on Thursday.
A number of Hazelton people
are suffering from grippe.
C. G. Jonas, of Edmonton,was
among Tuesday's arrivals.
A. E. Player returned on Monday from a visit to Victoria.
Judge Young arrived from
Prince Rupert on Thursday.
Forester Allen is visiting Skeena river points on official business.
Chief Constable Minty returned
on Tuesday from a visit to Endako.
W. W. Bell, the district engineer,
has gone to the coast for a few
G. A. Woodland, of Prince
Rupert, was here during the
Rev. W. M. Scott returned on
Thursday from a visit to Rocher
de Boule.
Hazelton Dramatic Society was
entertained by the Hospital staff
last evening.
W. J. Sanders spent a day or
two in the Bulkley Valley, returning on Thursday.
Angus McLean, of Smithers,
is the proud father of a boy, born
at the Hospital on March 16.
A crosscut saw and pole axe,
borrowed from the road office,
during the fire on Tuesday, have
not been returned.
H. G. Smith and Jas. A. Macdonald, well-known business men
of Smithers, came in on yesterday's train, to attend court.
Bridge Foreman Robert Haney,
with a small force of men, is
engaged in making necessary repairs to government bridges in
this district.
Indians report that Ah Hoo, an
old Chinaman who had been
mining in the Omineca River district for nearly half a century, is
dead at Manson Creek.
A handsome residence has been
built at the Rocher de Boule
camp for Superintendent Williams and his bride, who are
spending their honeymoon in the
Mrs. R. J. Rock has been appointed district agent for Maclean's Magazine, the popular
Canadian monthly which has
deservedly gained a wide circulation.
It is reported that development
work on the Belway-McLaren
group of gold claims on Kitsum-
kalem lake will begin in May.
Lord Rhonndda, better-known as
D. A. Thomas, the coal magnate,
has bonded the property. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1916
e ummeca
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 Hritish Possessions. Two Dollars a
year; Foreign. Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING RATES: Display, $2,511 per inch per month; Reading
Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. V.
Saturday, March 25. 1916.
No. 30
I will be at the Hazelton Hotel
until May 10
If you have any Raw Furs to dispose of, give me a call
B.C. produced 1,132,000 cases
of salmon in 1915.
Speaking in the legislature on Monday, Premier Bowser referred
to the farmers' loan legislation, saying:
"I may say that it is the intention of the government to proceed
under this act without delay. On account of the war we are not
able to get the amount of money we would desire, but we are now
calling for tenders for one million dollars, which we will be able to
borrow, I am informed, at less than six per cent, and can lend to
farmers for from thirty to thirty-six years at 1 per cent additional."
Dealing with th-1 financial situation, the Premier produced
figures to show that in the fiscal year ending March 31, 1915. the j
government had retrenched over a million and a half from appropriations for the year, that is to say, it had not spent within that
amount of money of the total estimated at the beginning of the
"The independent voter at this time is badly affected  by the'
political revelations in other provinces," declared Premier Bowser,
and   the people of British  Columbia think that possibly  there
may be something rotten in the state of Denmark so far as this
government is concerned.     That is one of the reasons  why an
opposition was returned at the recent by-elections for the purpose
of investigating the records of the administration.     We  now give
the opposition every opportunity to delve into accounts.     If the
Liberals do not find this corruption they have so freely charged us j
with, we will see different results when the general election comes, j
"The opposition followers have been shedding crocodile tears;
about me, they have said I am in a dying condition, but I can  tell
them that I am neither dying physically nor politically."
The Premier said that supply would probably be brought in
next week, and night sessions would be held to get it through as
early as possible, as the present fiscal year will end on Ma'ch 31st,
and a new supply must be voted to carry on the business of the
country. No obstacles would be put in the way of ample discussions on the part of the opposition, but if they would block supply,
and thus bring civic salaries and public works to an end,that would
be a matter between the opposition and the voters. After supply
was passed, the House would, if necessary, sit until June 1, in
order to give the opposition ample time for investigation. Premier
Bowser promised that if corruption could be shown by the opposition against any member of the government or any official, he
himself would be the first person to use the strong hand to
remove that person from office.
Discussing railway legislation,the Premier pointed out that the
province would never be called upon to pay the principal interests
of its Canadian Northern guarantees, because the Dominion
government had loaned the railway forty-five million dollars,
and had thus become a subsequent endorser of the provincial
guarantee. In the matter of the P.G.E., the province has had the
personal guarantee of the powerful firm of Foley, Welch & Stewart
for the guarantee given the road. In any event,the line ran through
one of the best portions of British Columbia. The premier stated that
aid for returned soldiers was receiving the attention of the
government,and the views of other provincial governments.as well
as the authorities at Ottawa, were being sought, so that action
might be taken along some common basis.
Closing, he said, "In this stage of our provincial history, we
desire optimism, not pessimism; our assets are of such nature that
we should not fear for the future; this is not the time for postmortems. The pessimist sheep of the opposition do no good whatever to the country. Let us have the courage to face the future
and all will be well."
The Miner is two dollars a year.
Certificate of Improvements
situate in the Omineca Mining Division
of Omineca District.
Where located���On the South-West
slope of Mount Selwyn, about eight
miles below Findlay Rapids on the
South Bank of Peace River.
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. P. Burden,
acting as agent for James D. A. Mc-
Intyre, Free Miner's Certificate No.
B79879, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this lst day of January, A. D.
1916. 27-35
the reserve existing on Lot No. 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.
Minor Notes
The Center Star shaft at Rossland is down 2300 feet.
Canada is the sole producer of
cobalt ores. It is now proposed
to use the metal for many of the
purposes of nickel.
The Fushan coal fields of Manchuria, operated by Japanese, are
believed to be the richest in the
world, containing more than
800,000,000 tons of bituminous
The total Indian population of
Canada is 105,978.
An attachment for telephone
receivers which silences all the
buzzing, whirring and iarring
noises has been invented by a
Dutch engineer.
"WATER ACT, 1914."
Before the Board of Investigation.
In the matter of Peace River and ail
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
outfitandsupplies. 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
a Miner
Hazelton, B. C.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Prairie farmers are seeding.
Sir Sam Hughes is in England.
For the first time, Japan has
sent an envoy to Greece.
Venizelos has re-entered the
political arena in Greece.
The British admiralty is operating 1800 merchant vessels.
A fire at Nashville yesterday
rendered 5000 persons homeless.
There has been a further decline in German exchange in New
General Leckie, who was recently wounded, has had a relapse.
A mass meeting in New York
passed resolutions favoring the
A Budapest despatch says that
Austria has lost 4,100,000 killed
and wounded.
Several American aviators are
operating with the force which
is seeking Villa.
Captain Amundsen will sail
north on a polar expedition in
the spring of 1917.
Efforts are being made to clear
the line of the P.G.E., which is
blockaded by snow.
The Sinn Fein Society, an Irish
Nationalist organization, is actively opposing recruiting.
Three trainmen were killed in
a collision on the Grand Trunk
near Toronto yesterday.
Washington denies that Germany has asked, the U. S. to
initiate peace negotiations.
After crossing the Antarctic
continent, Sir Ernest Shackleton
has arrived at Sydney, N.S.W.
Parker Williams has given
notice of a bill to prevertthe
importation of laborers into B.C.
An unsuccessful   attempt   to
assassinate Premier Kadoslavoff
of Bulgaria,was made on  Mon
Two regiments of U. S. negro
infantry crossed into Mexico on
Monday, to join the pursuit of
L.W.Shatford, M.L.A., speaking in the legislature, advocated
free government assays for prospectors.
Railways will discontinue the
sale of liquor in dining cars in
western Canada early in the
The steamer Camosun, which
was ashore off Digby Island, has
been refloated. No great damage
was done.
Riots at Tullamore, Ireland,
where there has been agitation
against recruiting were, reported
on Monday.
In the B.C. legislature on Monday, John Place, Socialist, introduced a bill to give votes to
women after June 1.
A bill prohibiting the importation of liquor into provinces which
enact prohibition has been introduced in parliament.
H. E. Forster, M.L.A. for Columbia, advocates the levying of a
poll tax on all residents of B.C.
who pay no other taxes.
The Consolidated Co.is building
at Trail a plant which will extract
ten tons of sulphuric acid daily
N from the fumes of the smelter.
college at Pekin, China; to carry
on hospital work in France, and
to give aid in prison camps in
Speaking in the Reichstag on
Saturday Dr. Liebknecht, the
Socialist leader, charged that in
Germany "the teaching of history
is systematically distorted for the
purpose of introducing certain j
political conventions and also
hatred.against England."
Our Soldiers
The New York Sunday Times!
says editorially that "Canadians!
have a right to be proud of them-
selves."     As a people, it says, j
we  have shown  a readiness toi
enlist, zeal in training, fine vigor i
and courage in fighting.      After
giving the figures of enlistment!
in  the Dominion up to the present,   it describes the Canadian
army as made up of a hardy, rosy,
fit set of fellows. "The old breed
in   new  environment,    has   improved, '' says the Times.  ' 'There
Canadian banks have offered to
establish a credit of $75,000,000
for the payment of munition orders for the Imperial treasury.
No trace has been found of the
wreck or crew of the tug Alpha,
which capsized near Prince Rupert with the loss of several lives.
Chinese revolutionaries near
Shanghai fired on the steamer
Tachuan, which ran on the rocks
and was abandoned to the robbers.
Prohibition is to be enforced in
Ontario from Sept. 1 until the
end of the war, when a referendum on its continuance will be
Married men in England are
combining to protest against being called to the colors before all
eligible single men have joined
the army.
In the last two weeks the Imperial munitions board has let to
Canadian manufacturers, contracts for shells to the value of
On Thursday there was a violent storm throughout the middle
west. Many buildings were unroofed and transportation was
much delayed.
All processes in the new zinc
reduction works at Trail are now
in operation, and the million-dollar plant is turning out pure zinc
of fine quality.
An international parliamentary
conference on commerce between
the Allies will be held in Paris
next month. A monetary alliance is proposed.
The seizure of 44 interned German ships by Brazil is said to
have been in retaliation for the
seizure of a large quantity of
coffee by Germany.
Dr. Beland, former postmaster
general of Canada, who was imprisoned by the Germans while
engaged in medical work in Belgium, is to be exchanged.
Disclosures in New York show
that cigar and  cigarette  manu
facturers   hav^   defrauded   the
U. S. government of over twenty
million dollars in 25 years.
British  Columbia cannerymen
are to be allowed to set traps  in
certain   waters,   for the capture
of fall fish.      The privilege   will  years at an  annual  rental of $1
, , ' , ..,, .. ,    ,. ..     i acre.     Not  more than 2.580 acres
not be granted till the end ol thej be |eased t0 one applicant.
SOCkeve season. Application for a lease must be mad"
Eight  thousand   persons
Addressing Soldiers' Mail
In order to facilitate the handling of mail at the front and to
ensure prompt delivery, it is requested that all mail be addressed as follows:
(a) Regimental Number.
(b) Rank.
(c) Name.
(d) Squadron, Battery or Company.
(e) Battalion,   Regiment
other unit), Staff appointment or Department.
(f) Canadian Contingent.
(g) British Expeditionary
(h) Army Post Office, London
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations, such as brigades,
divisions, is strictly forbidden,
and causes delay.
Smithers, B.C.
Trail   smelter
1200 men.
now   employes
Certificate of Improvements
(or j 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. Rosi 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
j Hudson's Bay Company j
W. F. Maclean, M.P., proposes
the   organization   of   mortgage
banks to lend money for thedev-
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dom, self-reliance, independence, j =
a physical and mental sturdinesSjE
that promises  great things  for
the  Canada  to come, whatever is
destiny  it choose for itself   or II
destiny choose for it." o
The soldiers of Canada bring II
great credit to the country, and'I
the country is proud of the record ! g
they have made and are making, jl
And  as  for the  destiny  of the I
country, we fancy that  most of
us are of the belief that our sons
soldiering in this war under the
old flag of Britain, are going far
towards determining that destiny
and making sure, beyond furthe-t
question,   the continuance of the
British Empire, strong for peace
the  world  over,   but if need be,
strong in war too.���Toronto Star.
The Miner is two dollars a vear.
SCHLITZ BEER    - ��� ��      -
doz pts $3.00
14           H
doz qts
( f         ft
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
|     CHILDREN'S KNEE RUBBER BOOTS;    sizes 7J to 11;   per pair $2.00     |
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals and  berth included on steamer
COAL mining rightsof the nonunion,
in Manitoba,  Saskatchewan  and
Alberta,   the    Yukon    Territory,   the
Northwest Territories and in a portion j "��	
of the  Province of   British  Columbia, I _
may be leased for a term of twenty-one
ucre.     Not  more than 2,560 acres will
S.S. "Princess Maquinna" leaves Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
S. S. "Princess Sophia" leaves Prince   Rupert at 7 p.m. on
March 21st and 31st; April 11th and April 21st.
J. I. Peters, General Agent, 3rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert,B.C
j by the applicant in person to the Agent
fll'e : or Sub-Agent of  the district in which
,      ,. ,. ... | the rights applied for are situated,
homeless as a result of fire which |    jn surveyed territory the land must |
on   Wednesday   destroyed   tnfe M��? described by sections, or legal sub-
���,      .   _    ,       ,��� divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
greater   part   Of    Fans,     1 exas.   territory the tract applied for shall be j
Four lives were lost. The damage | staked out by the applicant himself.
*..* ����� nnn Each application must be accompam-
was $10,000,000. ed by a fee of $5, which will be refund
ed if the rights applied  for are  not
available, but not otherwise.   A royal-
Germans in Iowa propose to
establish free schools in every
city, to teach the children of
German-Americans the German
language and "perpetuate the
traditions and ideals of their
The British government has
imposed further restrictions on
the importation of luxuries, prohibiting imports of motor cars
and motorcycles, various musical
instruments, spirits and strong
drinks, excepting brandy and
The Rockefeller foundation has
appropriated $1,200,000 for the
study of animal diseases; to enlarge the scope of the medical
ty 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
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10.0C 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
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G. A. McNicholl, A��st. Gon. Frolitht and rassenprev Aircnt, Prince Rupert, HV. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 1916
The encroachment of the enemy
eliminated the neutral zone.anda
strong French force from Saloni-
| ki   attacked   and   occupied   the
(positions which the invaders had
entered. The enemy is now being
j pursued into Bulgarian territory.
London:    The German  offensive in the Verdun district is now
| crumbling-.     The attack on Mal-
ancourt  has  been repulsed with
London: Four German hydroplanes yesterday dropped bombs
on Dover and Ramsgate, killing
nine and injuring thirty-one.
Several children were injured on
their way to Sunday-school. A
bomb, dropped on the Canadian
Hospital at Ramsgate, damaged
the building, but there were no
casualties. Six bombs, dropped
from a height of 6,000 ieet, fell
into the harbor.
The raiders were pursued by
Allied airmen. Flight Commander Bone, in a single-seat' r, after
a 30-mile chase in the North Sea,
in a 15-minute fight brought
down a German 'plane, killing
the crew.
Early today, an Allied fleet of
65 aeroplanes bombarded Zeebrugge. All returned. Heavy
damage was done, including the
destruction of aeroplane sheds at
Zeebrugge and Houltade. ��� Each
carried 200 pounds of bombs.
Athens: The financial situation in Greece is of a very grave
nature. Families of mobilized
soldiers are in dire want and the
men themselves will shortly be
required in the fields if crops are
not to be neglected.
London: The steamer Palem-
bang was torpedoed, the crew
being saved. There were two
Dutch passengers aboard. The
passengers and several  of   Ac
uate their bridgehead fortifications and abandon transports.
Under cover of night they succeeded in reaching the Austrian
posts north of Czernowitz.
London: Russian troops are
being concentrated in southern
Poland. It is believed the Czar's
forces are being prepared for an
attack on the line from Czartor-
ysk to Kovel.
There is a strong and growing
The checking of j agitation   against   Germany   in
heavy losses.
their attempted advance means ��� Holland as a result of the Tuban
disaster to the Germans,marking, tia's sinking.   The Holland press
the turning point of the   war.  urges that the U.S. take the lead
Henceforth, the experts say, the in   protesting   against   German
Teutons must be on the defen-1 "frightfulnees,"
s've> Amsterdam:   Reports concern-
Reports today from   the other jng the Allied raid on Zeebrugge
fronts are cheering. jon Monday say 200 Germans were
London:     Fifty sailors landed I killed and 3h0 wounded.   Agreatjer;  the capture of a thousand
at an east coast port today. They! fire broke out during the bom-.Germans  and  a  dozen machine
are survivors of Norwegian  and jbardment. .        guns.
^ ��� ���.       Bucharest reports great activity
|     THURSDAY, MARCH 23   11 Ln the ,?uss.ian fie,et in .the B'ack
I In Sea.    Russian submarines enter-,
: T ~ ~v : :: - - -~-~:   'ed  Varna  harbor and torpedoed j
ships.     Three Russian ironclads
and three dreadnoughts encoun-
Paris: There has been no
change at Verdun since yesterday. Intermittent bombardments
continue. The French trenches
taken recently were carried by
liquid fire. The military committee demands reprisals in kind.
There were heavy bombardments in Argonne and Wcevre
throughout the night.
Malancourt woods were searched by French batteries.
Petrograd: The Russian drive
in the Dvinsk region, by three
armies on a 70-mile front,resulted
in the capture of three lines of
German trenches at Lake Nar-
ocz, after heavy bayonet slaught-
Spanish steamers torpedoed last
A squadron of British monitors
continued to shell Zeebrugge
after the Allied aircraft retired
in yesterday's air raid.
Basle: The greatest air battle
of the war took place at M>ulhoilse.
upper Alsace, 23 Allied machines
taking part. More than 50 planes
were lighting at such close range
that the German anti-aircraft
guns had to cease firing to avoid
hitting their own machines.
London: The Entente [lowers
have notified Belgium that she
will be invited to participate in
the   peace   negotiations,   as  an
result was an
crew state that three torpedoes, independent nation,
were fired.
The Hague: The press of the
Netherlands discusses the possibility of war with Germany over
the Tubantia. The Dutch government has sent a strong protest to Germany, who asserts that
the steamer was sunk by a British submarine. Britain denies the|
Vienna: Renewed activity of
Russian artillery presages a resumption of the Russian offensive
on the Bessarabian front.
London: A Turkish force,
accompanied by German officers,
attacked a  British   outpost
^  J
Paris: There were no infantry
attacks on the Verdun front lust
night. Artillery fighting' continued at Malancourt and east of
the Meuse, where a German force
attempting to advance was driven
back by a withering artillery fire.
German forces made violent
attacks on the French lines west
of the Meuse, but gained little
ground, although their losses
were heavy. These attacks were
marked by the throwing of flam-
at j ing liquid by enemy detachments.
Imad, 10 miles from Aden, but j London: Russian forces have
suffered a severe repulse. Our occupied Ispahan, the old capital
loss was one Indian killed and 16 J 0f per8jai anfj control of Persia,
wounded. | Armenia and Mesopotamia is now
Petrograd: The capture of the \ assured. A new Russian army is
Mamahatun bridge shows that'now moving toward Kut-el-Amine Russian forces are within 60
miles of Erzinaw, on the road to
Sivas. Sivas will mark the first
organized resistance of the Turkish armies.
Paris:   The fifth and probabry
final drive by the Germans north
of Verdun has begun.    A violent
bombardment east of the  Meuse
by  Ihe artillery  of   the   crown
prince was followed hy the storm-
ling   and   capturing  of   French
positions nn  Haucourt hill in a
flanking movement against Dead
j Man's  hill, to cut the Paris-Verdun railroad.   The assaults were
marked   with   utter disregard of
i human life.    Tl
I advance of a mi
I mile and a third.
Berlin announces that the Kai
ser has  returned to  Verdun  to
witness the final  assault on the
fori ress.
French critics, who are confident, state that the advance
cannot prove of advantage unless
it ends with the capture of the
hills dominating Avancourt wood.
An attempt by the Germans to
debouch from Avancourt was
repulsed by the French artillery
with heavy losses.
Clemenceau announces that
France is justified in believing
success assured at Verdun.
Petrograd: The Turks have
evacuated Erzinjan, a fortress in
Asia Minor, 120 miles west of
The Russians have captured
the Austrian bridgehead near
Mikhaltche, Galicia, most of the
defenders being killed.
Our forces  captured advanced
tered a fleet of Turco-German
vessels for Constana with a convoy, sirikingall. They wete laden
with petrol and cereals.
A squadron bombarded  Trebi-
zond three times and Sinope once.
Petrograd:     In  the region of
J Lake  Narocz  the Russians have
! captured German  trenches,  advancing on a ten-mile front and
j threatening Ihe Vilna railroad and
"" a l'"i" "! a'communications    with   Dvinsk.
Maneuvers against  the German
north   flank  are also under way.
These operations promise to develop inlo the most serious movement  yet  undertaken  by either
side in I his theater of war.
German counter-attacks for the
recapture of the trenches were
repulsed with heavy losses.
wood progress is reported from
the Caucasus.
ara, ty effect a juncture with the
British force.     The joiht armies I enemy trenches south of Dvinsk.
will then attack Bagdad.
London: The Allied governments are in possession of evi-
London: Strong French col-jdence of horrible massacres by
umns, with light artillery from ! Austrians and Bulgarians in Ser-
Saloniki, attacked and occupied j via, exceeding even those in Ar-
three villages held by Teuton- menia. The victims numbered
Bulgarian forces. Allied forces 700,000, whole districts being
are now thirty miles north of'depopulated by machine guns and
Saloniki. bayonets. Three thousand women
!and children, who had taken
J refuge in a Belgrade church, were
'locked in and suffocated by gas
I bombs.
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This is the path of him who wears
Paris: The destroyer Renaudin]
was sunk in the Adriatic by anj;
Austrian submarine. Forty-seven j
were lost and thirty-six saved.
In a running fight
\ j between  four British destroyers
I ;and three German vessels of the
~��� (same type,  two of the   enemy
London: To induce Bulgaria | destroyers were hit, but succeed-
to attack the Allied forces at' ed in escaping to Zeebrugge. Four
Saloniki, Germany has formally;men on the the British craft
ceded that port to the Bulgars, I were wounded.
with a promise to  uphold   the
cession at the peace conference.
Teutons and Bulgarians entered a number of villages in the
Paris: Vienna official reports
say the Austrian forces operating
northwest of Usciezko, on the
Dhiester,   near   the   Bukowina
neutral frontier zone agreed upon , border, have been forced by the
between   Greece and   Bulgaria. I pressure of the Russians to evac-
War preparations in Roumania
are complete. Military authorities are ready to assume control
of the railways. Concentration
of the entire army will follow
any move of the Teutons and
Bulgars. without declaration of
The German steamer Esperan-
za, loaded with foodstuffs, was
sunk off the Roumanian coast.
It is reported unofficially that
Czernowitz, the capital of Bukowina has been abandoned by
the Austrians.
London: The government announces that guarantees have
been given Belgium (hat the Entente allies will not cease hostilities until Belgium has been
reinstated in her political and
economical independence.
Washington: The wires between Juarez and Casas Grandes
are still cut, and mystery envelopes the fighting between the
forces of Villa and Carranza near
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