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 Apr?    fl1915
VOL. IV, NO. 30
Fifty Dead at Britannia Mine-
Fifteen Injured���Recovering the Bodies
Vancouver, B. O, Mar. 22:���A
landslide which wrecked bunk-
houses and several private residences and other buildings in the
neighborhood of the Britannia
mines occurred on Sunday. A
number of men who were returning to night shift were killed.
The chief sufferers are Austrians
and Japanese.
There are fifty dead and only
about twenty bodies have been
recovered so far. Fifteen were
injured in the slide.
Conservatives to Choose Candidate For Omineca District
This Evening
To Develop Coal
Frank Frank, the coal operator, who has undertaken the development of the coal mines near
Lake Kathlyn, informs The Miner
that work is to be resumed after
Easter. He expects to have the
property on a producing basis in
a very short time, with the object of supplying the fuel needs
of the G. T. P. towns.
Rome, Mar. 27:���It is announ
ced that every measure possible
will be taken by Italy preparatory
to beginning hostilities on   the
side of the Allies.
Albanian Rebellion
Rome, Mar. 27:���Sixty thou-
saud Albanian rebels are assaulting Durazzo, to force the retirement of Essad Pasha, the Turkish
provisional president.
Vancouver Wins Cup
Vancouver, Mar. 26:���Vancouver tonight won the Stanley cup
and the world's hockey championship, defeating Ottawa for the
third successive game by 12-3.
It was Vancouver's twelfth
straight win. The Ottawas will
visit San Francisco fair.
Petrograd:���Three million Russian soldiers, in wave formation,
are driving the Austro-German
forces along the Carpathians,
from Nunajec River to Bukowina.
The enemy is retiring to fortified
passes and crests.
Germans are withdrawing from
the Vistula and Niemen fronts
and only 580,000 of the enemy
are left in Russian Poland.
Paris (official):���German artillery is actively bombardingArras.
Fire, caused by the shells, broke
out in the town, but was extinguished.
In Argonne the fighting consists principally of bomb-throwing.
The French are making progress on the northeastern and
southeastern flanks of the main
army, the Germans abandoning
important war material. We
have taken many prisoners, including officers.
A German aviator dropped
bombs on Wilier, near Thann,
killing three children.
Petrograd, Mar. 27 (official
communication):���Our offensive
to the west of Middle Valley was
met by the enemy's counter attacks. The fighting continues.
On the right bank of the Narew,
and on the left bank of the Vistula there has been no essential
change. On the front between
Bartfield and Uzsok passes we
continue to advance successfully,
although the enemy has been reinforced. In the direction of
Nunkacs, Stry and Hustbolin,
the Germans have attacked
our  positions   without   success.
A. M. Manson For Liberals
The nomination of A. M. Man-
son, the Prince Rupert lawyer,
who would like to be member for
Omineca, was ratified at a meeting of Liberals held at Smithers
last week.
Paris: ���The following official
communication was made public
at the War Office this afternoon:
"In the region of Nieuport there
has been artillery fighting. Further south we carried and occupied, north of St. Georges, a
farm in front of our lines. In
Champagne there has been a
bombardment, but no infantry
attack. In Lorraine, to the
north of Badonviller,   we  have
solidly organized the ground we
have won since Monday. In A 1
sace, at Reichs-Ackerkopf, the
Germans   sprayed our trenches
Representatives of the various
Conservative associations of Omineca district met at Smithers
last Saturday evening, to make
arrangements for the convention
which will nominate a candidate
for the new constituency. It
was decided to hold the conven-
lion this afternoon at Smithers.
W.    Grant   and   Charles   Hicks
with a burning liquid, but with-J Beach 'eft on Wednesday's train
to   represent   Hazelton   and   to
out achieving any result. Six of
our aviators have dropped bombs
on the hangars at Frescaty and
oc the railway station at Metz.
They dropped a dozen bombs,
which caused a panic. Though
subjected to violent gunfire the
aviators returned safely. We
have also bombarded the barracks east of Strassburg.
London:���"Owing to the damage caused by shore torpedo
tubes, in the Dardanelles," says
| the Daily Mail's Athens correspondent, "The Allies' admirals,
in a council of war, have decided
to designate certain warships to
fire at the forts at long range.
The officers of the Allied fleet
declare to the war correspondents that the forcing of the
straits at all costs is certain."
There are now 1 500 Germans
manning the Dardanelles forts.
support the
candidacy of R. S.
Raising Wrecked Submarine
Honolulu, Mar. 27:���The U. S.
submarine which was sunk was
the E-4. The dredger California
and the submarine mother ship
Alert are raising the vessel and
hope to have it on the surface
today. It is believed the officers
and crew are dead.
Havana, Mar. 27:���The John-
son-Willard fight has been postponed to April 5.
Government Agent Hoskins,
who is registrar of voters for
Omineca district, is in Prince
Rupert this week, working with
Registrar McMullin of the coast
district on the necessary revision
of the lists.
The Indian commission is expected to reach Hazelton about
April 21. The members will be
engaged in this vicinity for several weeks. They will be accompanied by Capt. Tyson, superintendent of Indian agencies.
A meeting of the tennis club
has been called for this evening,
in Assembly hall, to organize for
the season.
London, Mar. 22:��� Drifting
mines, carried hither and thither
by shifting currents in the Dardanelles now furnish the chief
offensive to the Allied fleets, according to the Tendos correspondent of the Daily Telegraph.
With the object of thwarting the
work of the mine sweepers, the
Turks send out small craft at
night which cut the ropes holding
the mines to their anchorages,
trusting to the currents that
prevail to carry some of them
against warships. Such mines
have been found on the outside
of the straits and have been carried many miles out to sea by the
An indirect fire by the Allied
ships, on Thursday, is reported
to have been effective. The
Queen Elizabeth lay below Kaleh
and did very effective work. A
despatch says the fort Kaid Bahr
appeared to have been silenced
by the shelling on Thursday and
if this should prove to be true, it
is evidence of great progress.
London, Mar. 22:- The admiralty has issued the following
announcement: ��� "Unfavorable
weather has interrupted operations in the Dardanelles, and as
seaplane    reconnoiterings   have
not been possible the damage
done by the bombardment of the
18th cannot be ascertained. No
great expectations should, however, be based on this, as owing
to the losses caused by the drifting of mines the attack was not
pressed to its conclusion on that
date. The power of the fleet to
dominate the fortresses by superiority of fire seems to be established. Various other dangers and difficulties will have to
be encountered, but nothing has
happened which justifies the belief that the cost of the undertaking will exceed what has
always been expected and provided for. British casualties in
personnel are sixty-one men
killed, wounded and missing."
Athens:���Turkish forces on the
coast of the Gulf of Smyrna have
been reinforced to the number
of 80,000. Ten thousand troops
have been sent to strengthen the
garrison at Dardanelles.
London:���The British steamer
Cairntorr was torpedoed this
afternoon off" Beachy Head, in
the English Channel, and sank,
according to a central news despatch from Eastbourne. Her
crew escaped.
A. Corner, the Kispiox  rancher, was in town yesterday.
G. H. Gower, public school inspector, was here yesterday.
Duke Harris is expected to return from the coast this evening-
D..Ogilvie r.eturned last week
from a vacation trip to the coast
The Bulkley Valley patriotic
fund has reached a total of over
Colonel Farquhar, commanding;    chas. Hicks Beach returned on
the Princess Patricias, has  been;Sunday
a   brief   visit   to
J. F. Pooler of the  P.   Burns
iCo., was up from Prince  Rupert
during the week.
A  daughter
jand Mrs. H. H.
[ ton, on Friday,
was born to Mr.
Little, of Hazel-
March 19.
killed in action
Pry.emsyl has fallen. The
Galician fortress, which has been
besieged for six months by the
Russians, blocked the advance
on Austria, and the way is now-
Russian forces have now entered the German seaport of
Memel, in the Baltic.
The Russians are advancing in
Petrograd announces a victory
over the Turks in Turkish Armenia.
The   German   steamer   Oden- jama fair.	
wald, interned at San Juan, Por-J    Smithers has   f^med   a   rjfle
to Rico, since Aug. 6, attempted | ass0ciation,   and  is already pro-
J, P, Thorkildson, who has
been spending a few weeks at
the coast returned on Wednesday.
Dr. C. G. McLean of Smithers,
spent a couple of days in town
this week, en route to  the Pan-
but  was  stopped  by j      infr to meet Hazeltorl associa.
a     I tion  in  a series of matches with
; military rifles,
the Grodno-Suwalki   road'
to escape,
gunfire from Moro Castle,
the Germans have been driven I    W.   Ware,   manager   of  the
back twenty miles. , Hudson's Bay Co.  store,  leaves
Six Zeppelins yesterday (Sun-! this evening for a trip to Fort
dav) attempted an attack on ' George and Quesnel, on Company
Paris. All were driven back be-, business. He will be absent for
fore reaching the city. The only ; a month. It is understood that
casualty was an aged woman, j the H. B. C. is about to close its
who was frightened  to death by j old posts at Fort Fraser and Fort
a bomb explosion.
(Continued on  Page Pour)
George.    Modern establishments
may replace them. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 1915
e ummeca Miner
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District ok British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
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Vol. IV.
Saturday, March 27, 1915.
No. 30
Mr. Joseph Martin, in his newspaper, makes the | oint that Mr.
Brewster and other Liberal critics "push the matter perhaps a little
to the extreme when they denominate the purchasers of government land as land sharks, and bestow upon them other epithets."
Mr. Martin need not have qualified his remarks by any "perhaps,"
for such purchases are wholly within the right of any person
desiring to avail himself of the law of British Columbia as it has
stood for many years. It is a perfectly legitimate and honorable
transaction for any person to purchase land from the government
and sell it again to any person who wants it and is prepared to buy.
We are not speakinjr of the policy of selling land to other persons
than actual settlers, but only of those persons who have been calumni-
ated'in a wholesale way, by men who have never as yet displayed
any ambition to share their possessions with the public. We can
understand those, who profess Socialism, condemning the purchase
of land by anyone, but cannot understand why the leaders of the
Liberal party should do so.
This reference to Mr. Martin's statement arose out of a conversation with a gentleman of wide experience in the settlement of
land. He said that his observation had convinced him that the
best settlers as a rule were men who were placed on the land by
private owners, and he gave as a reason the fact that such settlers
were almost always men who had some means accumulated and
had acquired habits of industry and saving.
Mr. Parker Williams proposed in the House that the purchasers
of large areas, who are behind in their payments, should be given
an opportunity of taking an area which the payments already made
would-"cover in full. Some things can be said in favor of this,
although it may be a little too soon to make such a proposal. How
would ,it do to extend the time for payment of past due amounts
conditionally upon a certain proportion of the area purchased being
disposed of to actual settlers within a given time? This suggestion
must not be understood as anything else than a contribution to the
discussion of a problem that is not without serious difficulties if it
is to be solved in accordance with the best interests of the public
and on rprinciples^of equity to the purchasers from the Crown.���
"Last Word" In Cruisers Cheap Seed
Great Britain is now building; Many farmers who have been
six battle cruisers of 32-knot 'affected by the general financial
speed, which will be mounted depression are unable to afford
with new 16 inch guns. Such is the expense of seeding. The
the assumed perfection of the provincial government, therefore
building arrangements under the has arranged to bring into the
special speeding plans prepared province for distribution among
by the Admiralty that these ships, the farmers of the various sec-
it is expected, will be launched lions, several carloads of guaran-
within live or six months from, teed seeds of highest obtainable
the date of laying down and they quality.     This   large   shipment
The Favorite
Shopping place
We Lead���
Others Follow
Season is at hand and we find several odds and ends
in Winter Goods, including Gloves, Hosiery, Toques,
etc., which we are willing to sell at special discounts.
We aim to anticipate the wants of our customers  and are receiving goods accordingly
On last heated Car we received a large shipment
of   Oranges,   Grapefruit,   Bananas,   Onions,   Etc.
Merchant R. S. SARGENT, LTD.
will therefore be in condition well
within the present year. These
ships are supposed to be the last
word in naval construction.
They will, of course, have their
proper complements of light
cruisers and destroyers. A 16-
inch gun should burl a ton of
explosive from sixteen to twenty
miles. Artillerists usually calculate a mile-fire radius for each
inch of calibre in the.big guns,
but the latest large calibre guns
are believed to have bettered this
proportion. It has been said, for
instance, that the new 15-inch
guns of the superd read naught
Queen Elizabeth would drop
shells almost twenty miles away.
will be of wheat and oat seed,
and will be sent to the farmers'
institutes throughout B. C, for
sale to the farmers, who will pay
only the cost prices, while the
government will arrange for the
additional expense of transportation. As grain can be purchased
by carload at a much lower price
than in smaller lots, the amount
saved will be very  considerable.
Plans have been made to still
further extend the system of first
aid instruction, which Mr. V. I).
Robb, superintendent of motive
power, declared was proving of
distinct value in the big plants
of the company, where many
men were employed. The company pays the salary and expenses
of a general organizer to conduct
classes and there are now twenty-six of these classes at various
points on the railway, with 776
studentsenrolled. Examinations
are held at intervals and certificates, medallions, etc., presented.
After a steady decline each
year since 1910, the number of
beef cattle in the United States
increased more than 3 per cent
last year.
First Aid Work
Dissolution of Partnership
TAKE   NOTICE   that   the   firm  of
E. J.  Chamberlain,   president'Hicks Beach & McVittie   has   ut-"->n
this day dissolved, by mutual consent,
of the Grand lrunk System, has|.lnd that all accounts owing to the said
taken a keen interest in the organization of first-aid classes in
the railway shops and terminals
and expressed himself as gratified at the progress made during
the first twelve months of active
firm will be collected by Charles Hicks
Beach, and that all liabilities of the
said firm will he paid by the said
Charles Hicks Beach.
Dated at Hazelton,  B. C, this 23rd
day of March, A. D. 1915.
Charles Hicks Beach
30-33 H. H. McVittie
G.T.P. Steamers Prince George and Prince John,f or
Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle
Steamer "Prince George" leaves Prince Rupert at 9
a.m. every Friday. Steamer "Prince John" leaves
Prince Kupert, 7 p. m. Sunday, Mar. 14, 28, and
April 11 and 25 Reservations and through
tickets may be obtained from any CJ. T. I'. Agent or from Train Agent.
Westbound train leaves Hazelton at 11.07 a,m.
"Thursdays and Sundays, connecting with above
steamers for the south.
Eastbound train leaves Hazelton at 5.41p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, for Edmonton, Winnipeg, etc, connecting with trains for St. Paul,
Chicago, etc. ��� ��� For Toronto, Montreal, Buffalo, etc., UBe the
For full information regarding Hil' abjve services, also thiough tickets,
reservations, etc, apply to Local Agent, or to
Agency for all Atlantic Steamship Lines
G. T. P. Railway.
Bulkley Valley Farm
Lands For Sale
These Lands are close to the main line of the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway, which is now running trains through the
Bulkley Valley. There is a ready local market for all produce. Land prices are reasonable. Terms are easy.
Write for full particulars to
Suite 622 Metropolitan Building
Paid up Capital $1,500,000. VANCOUVER, B. C.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rights'of the Dominion,
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 2,560 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 which
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory ,the4land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the appficant^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 live
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
this advertisement will not be paid for.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
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Give the color, size, and wether Ladies' or Gent's hosiery 1b
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New York now claims a population of over five million.
In the first four weeks of the
San Francisco fair, over 1,850,000
visitors were in attendance.
Many Christians have fled into
Russia to escape the Kurds, who
have invaded Northern Persia.
Attorney-General Bowser was
unanimously nominated to head
the Conservative ticket in Vancouver.
Governor Zayas, of Santo Domingo, and two of his children
have been assassinated by political rivals.
An Italian parliamentary report gives the number of dead as
the result of the recent earthquake as 30,000.
Great progress is being made
by the temperance  movement in
the British Isles. Many are
signing the pledge to abstain
from the use of liquor until the
end of the war.
Fatalities in coal and metal
mines in British Columbia in 1914
were fewer in number than in
any recent year.
It is proposed in London that
the high commissioners of the
overseas dominions be given the
status of ambassadors.
Fifteen hundred Canadian
school teachers in California are
affected by a law which prohibits
the payment of salaries to aliens.
1 Strictly New-Laid Eggs���Local j
50c   DOZEN |
I Good Brand New Zealand Butter 1
I  Glass Tumblers, 5 c each.
c per doz.  |
Notice Under Section 36.
Commercial Printing at
Hazelton Land District. District of
C assiar.
Take notice that Thomas Moore, of
Kitwangah, occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at post planted at the
northeast corner or Lot 3504 Cassiar,
thence 20 chains east, 20 chains south,
20 chains west, 20 chains north to point
of commencement, containing 40 acres
more or less.
Feb. 3, 1915. Thomas Moore.
Hazelton Land District. District of
Take notice that John A. Lindsay,
of Prince Rupert, transfer man, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the northwest corner of Lot 2391,
thence south 40 chains, west 20 chains,
north 40 chains, east 20 chains, to
point of commencement, containing 80
acres more or less. 26-33
John A. Lindsay, Applicant.
A. H. Maclsaac, Agent.
Feb. 13, 1915.
No. of Applications: 7210-1, 7212-1,
7213-1, 7214-1, 7215-1, 7216-1,
7217-1, 7218-1.
TAKE NOTICE that an application
has been made to register Charles
Victor Smith as the owner in Fee-simple
undor four several Tax Sale Deeds
from the Assessor and Collector of the
Omineca Assessment District to Charles
Victor Smith, bearing date the 22nd
day of October and the 8th day of July
respectively, A. D. 1914, in pursuance of a Tax Sale held by said Assessor and Collector on or about the
16th day of November, 1911, and the
12th day of October, 1912, respectively,
of all and singular those certain parcels or tracts of land and premises
situate, lying and being in the Coast
District, in the "rovince of British
Columbia, more particularly known and
described as Lots 1206, 1225, 2104 and
North West quarter of Section 6, Township 7, all in Range 5, Coast District;
An undivided three-quarters of Lot 42,
Group 1, Cassiar District; Blocks 7 and
26, Subdivision of Lot 102, Group 1,
Cassiar District (Map 812); and Lots
6 to 20 inclusive, Block 26, and all of
Blocks 28 to 34 inclusive. Town of
Aldermere (Map 803).
You and those claiming through or
under you, and all persons claiming any
interest in the said land by descent
whose title is not registered under the
provisions of the "Land Registry Act"
are required to contest the claim of the
tax purchaser within forty-live days of
the service of  this  notice upon you by
publication or otherwise.    Otherwise
you ami each  of  you will be for ever
estopped and debarred from setting up
any claim to or in respect of the said
land, and I shall register the said
Charles Victor Smith as owner in fee.
Your attention is called to Section 30
of the "Land Registry Act" and
amendments, anil especially to the following extract therefrom which relates
to the above notice:���
"And in default of a caveat or
certificate of lis pendens being filed
before the registration as owner of
the persons entitled under such tax
sale, all persons so served with
notice or served with notice under
subsection (6) of section 155 of
the "Municipul Clauses Act, 1906,"
or section 293 of the "Municipal
Act," or section 139 of the "Assessment Act, 1903," or section 253
of the "Taxation Act." in cases in
which notice under this Act is dispensed with as hereinafter provided,
and those claiming through or under
them, and all persons claiming any
interest in the land by virtue of any
unregistered instrument, and all persons claiming any interest in the land
by descent whose title is not registered under the provisions of this
Act, shall be for ever estopped and
debarred from setting tin any claim
to or in respect of the laud so sold
for taxes."
Dated at the Land Registry Office,
at the City of Prince Rupert, Province
of British Columbia,   this 29th day of
November, A. D. 1914.
29-32 H. F. MncLEOD,
District Registrar.
V. Spencer
J. A. Oullet
Dominic Burns
D. H. Williams
E. McCroskic
J. F. Smith
Angus McDonald
Matthew A. Hall
F. J. D. Dresser
The Dominion government proposes to amend the banking act,
to allow banks to loan money to
farmers for the purchase of seed,
upon the security of the grain
The Canadian building is one
of the chief attractions at the
Panama exposition. At a cost
of $600,000, the Dominion gover-
ment and provinces have provided a remarkable exhibit.
L. Broughton
H. Fink
J. E. Martin
J. H. Hoare
A. F. Dickey
A. C. Ross
J. H. Livingstone
Josephine Johnson
J. J. McNeil
According to statistics published in Petrograd, the loss of
property in Russian Poland, as a
result of the German invasion,
aggregates over $500,000,000. It
is said that 4.500 towns, villages
and hamlets have been devastated.
Athens:���The Hestia publishes j
a statement that President Poin-
care has assured the Greek min-
ister'at Paris that coming events
will convince Greece of the
necessity of abandoning her
I Hudson's Bay Company j
| HAZELTON, B. C. ' |
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
night.     Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
Best Dry Birch $7 a Coi d.
Roddy & MacKay
Consign your shipments in Our
Care for Storage or Delivery.
Address all communications to Hauitun. HAZF.LTON and NEW HAZELTON
S.S. "Princess Maquinna" leaves Prince Rupert every SUNDAY at 8 p.m.
Connecting with G. T. P. train arriving at 6.30 p.m. Sunday
Tickets to and from all parts of the world.     Atlantic and Pacific
Steamship Tickets
J. G. McNab,   Cor. 3rd Ave. and 4th St.,   Prince Rupert, B. C.
Thorp & Hoops
Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Brokers
Washington:-Consul Paddock
of Tabriz reports violences by
Turkish troops. Refugees were
at the American mission, where
the Turkish consul with troops
broke in and seized Assyrian
Christian refugees and massa-
tliem. The Turks also insulted
and beat missionaries.
Sole district agents for E. G. Prior & Co., Victoria, Agricultural Machinery and Implements, Wagons, Etc.
Fire,  Life,  Accident,  and Employer's Liability Insurance.
We represent the best companies. *
We Can Locate You On a Good Pre-Emption Near the G. T. P.
If you desire information about the Bulkley Valley write us.
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U. S. Submarine Sunk
Washington:���It is feared a
United States submarine was
lost olf Honolulu, during target
practice. The vessel, which had
crew of twenty-six men, failed
to reappear after diving in thirty
fathoms. Wrecking vessels
failed to locate the missing craft.
No signal being made leads to
the belief that all on board were
suffocated by breaking acid
Later: The tugs Navajo and
Intrepid report their lines fast
at 35 fathoms to an object believed to be the submarine. The
vessels are planning the lift.
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Petrograd, Mar. 28: Przemysl
garrison which capitulated to the
Russian army yesterday, surrendered without a fight. Thehoist-
ing of the white flag over the
fortress, which was said to be on
the point of surrender o i a number of occasions, caused little
surprise, as it was generally
known that it was in a terribly
weakened condition without food
or ammunition, and its endurance
was only a question of days.
War office advices report that
nine Austrian generals were
taken, more than 300 officers and
50,000 men. The Russian pen-
era! commanding the investing'
army  has  been  decorated  with
the Cross of St. George.
London: According to the
Petrograd correspondent of the
Morning Post, Przemysl garrison
opened negotiations for surrender
on Saturday, but nothing came
of this. Then during the night
of March 20 21 a sortie was attempted. This was the last
Throughout Sunday negotiations for terms proceeded and
surrender was effected on Monday morning. The garrison consisted of 100,090 men, according
to the correspondent. A Petrograd despatch to the Daily Telegraph says, simultaneously with
the capture of Memel, the Ger
mans were expelled from Taur-
oggen and driven back to their
Information from an Austrian
source to the National Tidende
of Copenhagen says the Russians
are preparing for a violent offensive movement in the Carpathians. They have assembled
750,000 men for this purpose and
our troops continue to' progress
successfully on the front from
the Dukla Pass to the upper San
River, where they have captured
up to the present 31,500 men,
sixteen machine guns and three
heavy gus. Attacks by the enemy in the direction of Uzsok
were repulsed.
London: -Telegraphing from
Salonika, the Daily Mail's correspondent says that Italians are
fortifying Dodekanez Islands,
formerly Turkish Sporader in
the Aegean Sea, with heavy caliber guns and numerous steamers
are said to be taking munitions
London:���The   following   is  a
statement given out by the official press bureau: "On the 22nd
inst, at dawn, one of our patrols
discovered a party of the enemy
near Elkubripost, opposite Suez.
Shots wore exchanged. Aeroplane-' estimate the number at
about 1,000, composed of infantry, artillery and a few cavalry.
Guns at Elkubri opened fire and
indicted casualties, whereupon
the enemy retired and formed
a camp eight miles east of the
Suez Canal. Early yesterday
morning, 23rd inst., a force
under General Sir G. Younghus-
band attacked and routed the
enemy, who is now in full retreat. A prisoner says this force
came direct from Bireel Saba,
having taken twelve days en
route, and that General von
Traumer and three other German
officers were with it."
Paris, Mar. 24:���The bombardment of Turkish fortifications in
the Dardanelles was resumed at
10 o'clock yesterday morning by
the allied fleet, according to an
will make an attempt to break I Athens despatch to Havas
decisively the Austrian line.! Agency. Warships were accom-
A gigantic battle  is expected, as Panied into the straits bv a num
chine guns and two trench mortars. On the left bank of the
Vistula there are no important
changes. Germans were forced
to evacuate Demanevitze farm
on Pilica, and we have consolidated the ground won. Counterattacks in this region have been
"In the Carpathians, our troops
are still advancing and today
seized several fortified heights
on the front, between roads leading to Barfeld and Uzack.
Everywhere counter-attacks of
the enemy were unsuccessful.
We took during the course of the
day over 4,000 prisoners, one
field gun and a dozen machine
guns. On March 22, the Germans again attacked without
success Height No. 992, near
London, Mar. 26:���The British
Admiralty stated this evening
that they thought the German
submarine U-29, which recently
sank four British and one French
steamer in the English Channel
and damaged three others, has
been sunk with all hands. The
text of the official statement follows: "The Admiralty has good
reasons to believe that the German submarine U-29 has been
sunk with all hands." The U-29
displaced 800 tons and was one
of the largest and fastest of German undersea boats.
Petrograd (official communication):���"On the front toward the
west of Middle Niemen we continued to make progress. On
the right bank of the Narew and
the left bank of the Vistula there
has been no change of importance. In the Carpathians our
offensive on the front in the district between Bartfeld and Uzsok
is developing with complete suc
cess. Our troops, operating
under extremely difficult conditions, gained a most decisive
success in the region of Luppoff
(Lupkow) Pass, where we carried by assault a very important
Austrian position on the great
crest of the Beskid Mountains.
Having forced a wood, which
was a perfect entanglement of
barbed wires and surrounded by
several lines of trenches, our infantry pushed forward to the
principal position of the enemy,
the men hauling their guns.
After bombarding it at a distance
of six hundred paces they crossed
deep ditches fortified with palisades and carried the enemy's
works, which were strongly armed and provided with internal
defences. The Austrians made
several counter-attacks in close
rank formation, but were dispersed and.partly annihilated by
our fire and bayonet charges.
Toward morning, on the 24th,
the enemy began a retreat on
certain portions. During the
day we took as prisoners about
100 officers and 5,600 men and
besides, captured several dozen
machine guns."
London:���The steamer Delmira
was torpedoed in the Channel today.
Athens:���Turkey has broken
with her German advisers and is
about to sue for peace, according
to reliable reports here from Constantinople. Marshal von der
Goltz has left on Turkish service
for Sofia, and General Liman von
Sanders for Adrianople.
London:��� The duel was resumed in the Dardanelles yesterday in a gale. Reports from
Tenedos show that French transports landed 26,000 men at Smyrna. Thirty mine sweepers
preceded the warships into the
Austria is bringing up all possible
reinforcements to meet the attack. The Daily Mail's Petrograd  correspondent says:   "The
end came quickly after a fight sayS| "Mine sweepers "are again
on Friday for possession of a hill at work in the Dardanelles, but
400 feet high overlooking the the wind is still too high for any
fortress of Przemysl.    The Aus-1 othor nava] operations."
ber of mine-sweepers.
London, Mar. 25:���The Tendos
correspondent of the Times in a
despatch dated Tuesday, Mar. 23
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trian troops fought desperately
until 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
They were then ' hurled back,
leaving 4.000 prisoners in the
hands of the Russians as well as
hundreds of dead."
London: A Copenhagen despatch to the Daily Telegraph
says thai during a storm two big
Paris:- A Havas despatch from |
Athens says the Turks are fortifying Luleburgas, forty-five miles
southeast of Adrianople, and also
other places in fear of a possible
attack by Bulgaria. An army is
training at Luleburgas under
German officers. Heavy artillery
has been sent  from  Constantin-
German merchant, steamers were ople to the   Durkos  district,   on
Dr L. B. Badgero, the dentist,
left on Thursday for a business
visit to Vancouver. He will return via the Cariboo district, in
the course of a few weeks.
J. McDougall and P. II. Shee-
han drove up to Kispiox on Sunday. Mr. McDougall, who saw
the Valley for the first time, was
greatly taken with its appearance.
He reports the roads in very
fair condition.
lust off the coast of Denmark.
Petrograd, Mar. 21 (official
communication ): Our detachment which reconnoitered Memel
has retired to Russian territory.
On the left bank of the Niemen,
in the region of Mariampol, we
have repulsed a German attack,
inflicting upon the enemy heavy
losses. On the road from Kal-
warva to Sulwalki, near Pilwizzl,
our cavalry, profiling by the
darkness and a snowstorm, captured  a  German  convoy with a
the Black Sea.
Petrograd (official communication): "On the right bank of
the Harew River, on the Skwa-
Orzyo front, including the right
bank of the River Orzyo, an engagement for the possession of
isolated points of vantage are
assuming a more general and
extremely desperate character.
The Germans, who brought up
strong reinforcements here, at
the expense of their other fronts
are stubbornly defending their
positions by deadly fire and  are
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quantity of provision wagons. |opening new and vigorous coun-
Their escorts were either killed | ter attacks. Our troops,however,
or made prisoners.    Our artillery ' are making slow but sure progress
at Ossowetz has obtained success
ful results. The fire from the
German batteries has perceptibly
weakened. On other sectors on
the left bank of the Vistula and
the right bank of the Narew,
there have been no important
changes.     In   the   Carpathians
in capturing trenches and heights.
Among noteworthy actions have
been hand-to-hand engagements
fought near Vakh-Karask and
Jednerozico, where our troops,
who attacked with self-sacrificing
valor, gained the day, taking
about 300 prisoners, eight   ma-


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