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 ������ M y *   i  ������.tt  '   lf_  'J\>, \ '  J> v        Vj_  I  t.4-������  1  .���������* s ___!_,?._ ���������  ���������������-.  .pU  WANT GOOD   SPORT  hoMBELLA COOLA.   EXCEL-  lljDiHUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER REPORT FOR MARCH.  Compiled  by  Mr. C. H. Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 44.    Minimum, 30.  HigheBt Max. (20th) GO.   Lowest Min. <8rd) 8  Rainfall, 6.16 inches.      Snow, 14 inches.  Rainfall for the year (1915) 34.33 inches.  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, JpRIL 15,  1916.  $1.00 a Year  EMS OF WAR NEWS  fjgton, April 10. ��������� President Wilson decided that Germany  only absolutely pledge herself but also show that the  .observed and not to countenance any further attacks on  f \^u������lfl-lSlbelligerent or neutral merchantmen, or else diplomatic  -\_;r>.lation,_$between the two nations will be broken.  ���������Parisp_prilll  tfWft*  #1  I  'WM  ._  -West of Meuse bombardments continued violent-  ilarly directed against Hill 304.    An attack was delivered  _*  ^against Deadman's Hill, which, generally speaking, was  !with important losses to our adversaries.    Two attacks  ate our advanced trenches on Hill 295 were easily re-  e took over 100 prisoners.    East of Meuse there has been  fighting in woods Fontain and St. Martin.    We also made  in the communicating trenches of the enemysouth of 'the"  ' Douamount.    In Woevre there has" been bombardment  :s.    Our gains in the foothills of Meuse heights were con-  on April 9.    In the region of Verdun there marked the first  it offensive which forced the enemy to attack over a distance  ilometres.    Our adversaries did not achieve any results  surate with their efforts.    Their losses suffered were evi-  by the bodies piled up in the front of our lines,  pgrad, April 11. ���������90,000 Turks, officered by Germans, de-  Trebizond in a battle for its possession which began by an  t of the Turks to expel the Russians from the right bank  aradere, failed.    The Turks sustained heavy losses.  , April 12.���������The supreme effort of the Crown Prince to cap-  erdun is spending itself against a'stout, intelligent defense.  observers point out that when our assailants realize their  to attain the objective then they invariably assault with  ^violence before lapsing into a normal trench warfare, as was  great German attack at Ypres during five days before the bat-  ���������_ed in a"fallure."  Thetassaila^nts-'hope^by'these manoeuvres  tito surprise the defenders ana;by their unexpected effort to obtain  P_y< taking them unawares, rewards for their sacrifices.    General  &y?*retain, the French commander, was not caught napping, but an-  &������������tij^pated this possible move on the part of the enemy by strength-  "        his lines.    The battle is still continuing, but with" percep-  windling violence.  pon, April 12.���������The British and French ministers at Athens  Informed Premier Skouloudis the intention of their govern-  s to land forces at Harbor  Gephalonia, one of the Ionian  islands a few-rniles east of the mainland.   Assurances are given  that^the sovereign rights of Greece will be protected.  Rome,-April 12.���������German bankers are'now transferring their  reserves to neutral countries without heeding the losses incurred  their  reports  Washington, April 13.���������Germany's note regarding Sussex and  other merchant ships which halve recently met disaster, was expected to reach the State Department late today.  14,000 American troops'in . Mexico, are surrounded by 30,000  of Carranza's troops: The Mexicans awaiting diplomatic showdown following the demand for the "withdrawal of the American  expedition creates a military predicament if President Wilson refuses to comply. Villa who was reported dead two days ago is  now in Sistine valley with more than three thousand troops.  Washington, (Flash 11 a. m.) April 13.���������White House announced  this morning "there will be no withdrawal of troops from Mexico."  - El Paso, Texas, April 13.���������Masking his trail with'the deluding  fiction spread broadcast by Mexican peons that he is dead of  wounds, Francisco Villa, is thought by officers in Juarez, to be  safely hidden away in the sheltering recesses of the Sierra Madre  mountains, while the American cavalry are pursuing a rear guard  band of Villistas, whose strategy ii^to beguile Villa's pursuers  away from their chief. ���������      ':���������  Friday���������Owing to telegraph wire being down no news received.  in the pink of condition which  resulted in their selling the merchants big bills of goods. In  their optimistic frame of mind  they imparted to their customers  the firm conviction that the busy  future of Ocean Falls would have  a beneficial effect on Bella Coola.  After spending a pleasant and  profitable day here they left on  Wednesday for Rivers Inlet.  tlfbr'  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  . :^Ky unfavorable exchange as long as they succeed in getting  ^money out of Germany.    These steps are ascribed- to the re]  ���������~~J|tlie failure of the last loan which it is feared-may lead to coer-  .easures being taken.  -^Washington, April 12.���������When the cabinet meecing broke up this  '"''ijSiormng the indications were that the president and cabinet are  riot thinking of the destruction of the Sussex alone, but about the  accumulation of cases of the destruction of ships since Germany  gave the last assurances.  ���������\ ^London, April 13.���������The destruction of British shipping continues.  -The Senator a new steamer of 3500 tons, has been sent to the bot-  ' toih.���������, It is believed the crew is saved.  -i^:|X)fficial investigation of the Dutch steamships Tubantia and Pal-  e^Bang, has resulted in finding that both were torpedoed.  ^Tvlfifoaraiso, April 13.���������The British steamer Orbita, acting as a  decoy, trapped two German commerce raiders between the Straits  of Magellan and  Falkland  Islands.    H. M. S. Cumberland sank  bothraiders.    The part of the crews that were not drowned were  taken prisoners.  Brest, April 13.���������The captain of the Italian steamer Unione has  landed here and said his ship was torpedoed without warning;  that the firemen had no time to escape from the stoke hole, the  "remainder of the crew leaped into the sea and swam .until rescued  ,-* Jby a French torpedo boat.  'VtParis, April 13.���������On the left bank of the Meuse the Germans  vthjs'morning delivered attacks on our positions at Caillette Wood,  'cifflwhich thev used flaming liquids.     They were everywhere re-  ^lligied.    It has been confirmed that the violent offensive action  y&Sterday afternoon was repulsed by us with heavy losses to the  -eiifmy.    The German assault on  the*'Verdun front was resumed  tr|is morning.   Troops, advanced  oh:Caillette woods, the war office   announced,    but   were re-  pulsed.     Calm  reigned  on   the  Verdun front last night after the  bombardment.     An   atttack  on  "Hill 304 was prevented.  / Rome reports the Kaiser ill at  Potsdam over failure to capture  Verdun and the heavy casualties.  S. S. Gh'elohsin'.'arrived Sunday  morning 10 o'clock. The summer coming on apace and with it  renewed activities at the cannery  she always deliver some freight  there before landing at the government wharf, and this time  proved no exception.  The usual amount of freight  was landed and the following  citizens arri vedaf ter -a--few, days  outing at Ocean Falls: D)\ W;  Quinlan, W. Sutherland and F.  Broughton.-  T. H. Thorsen, Levi Lauretson  and Miss Thorsen went away.  Levi Lauretson, after spending  the winter in the valley at his  father's home and improving his  time by putting up for his father  one of the finest residences in  the settlement, left for his summer's -work at the Pacific Cannery on the Skeena River, where  he is the foreman, which position  he has filled for several years. -  The Courier extends to the  happy couple its heartiest wishes  for a long and happy union.  Rev. W. H. Gibson announces  that on Easter Sunday a musical  program of some pretensions  may be expected at the evening  services at the Mackenzie school.  A. Svisdal is cutting and hewing some long pieces of fir timber  at his place near Noosatsum for  the big bridge. When he gets  them finished he will take his  men to do some repairing on the  ������>aloomt>bridge.  ,  H. D. Brown is now superintending the re-planking of the  approach to the wharf.  NOTICE.  SEALED TENDERS, addressed to the  Secretary, Bella Coola Telephone,  Light & Power Co., will be received at  Bella Coola until noon, April 29th, for  repairs and upkeep of Telephone line  from Bella Coola to A. Hammer's place  for nine and a half months (May 1st to  February 15th).  Further information apply to -  A. C. CHRTSTENSEN, Secretary.  1   ������������������    '���������     ������������������ " ' ��������� ���������      ���������  T. H. Thorsen after residing  in the valley for several years,  decided to seek his fortune in  the remote regions of Alaska. It  is understood he will proceed to  Stewart with the. intention of  securing a piece of land, the fertility of which is said to be far  greater than people in southern  climes would believe possible.  His sister, who accompanied  him, will stop at Seattle, while  his mother and another sister remain here until he is permanently located.  There were a few news items  which escaped the notice of our  reporter last week and we hasten  to correct the oversight. As no  other paper has secured a "scoop"  on us in regard to them our prestige has not suffered.  Peter Evenson left two weeks  ago for Beaver Cannery, Rivers  Inlet, to take up his work as  watchman.  C. Charlton, while at work on  the bridge, had his leg squeezed,  near "the -ankle, between two  pieces of timber to the extent  that he now moves about by the  aid of crutches.  G. B. Olsen became tired of  leading the life of a lone widower and therefore entered the  matrimonial state by being joined  in wedlock to Miss Klingenberg  at his home at Hagensborg, on  Tuesday, last week.  Iver Fougner, Indian agent,  left last week on the Dominion  launch Charles Todd for a tour  of his district. Herbert Sutherland having resumed charge of  the engine and with Mr. Fougner  at the helm, it is safe to assume  that no mishap will befall ,the  expedition.  The tug Shimoiget, Capt. J. L.  Tough, came in from Rivers Inlet  on Thursday with 6000 cases of  sanitary tins for the local cannery.  The manufacturers of these cans,  on which they have a patent, put  up a building at Wadham's cannery last January for the manufacture of cans to supply the  canneries of the surrounding  district. They are now making  them at the rate of 1700 cases  per day.   The following members of the  fraternity of commercial travellers arrived from Vancouver last  Tuesday on the launch Dazlayne:  TV G. Wall of the McClary  Manufacturing Co., H. W. Fraser  of the Consolidated Rubber Co.,  Chas. A. Munroof the P. Burns  & Co., and J. W. Forrest of  Ramsay & Co. They reported a  pleasant trip up the Coast. It  was with much fear and trepidation however that they ventured  upon the crossing of the Queen  Charlotte Sound. Mr. Wall, on  a similar trip last year on the  launch Niade, had experiences  across this particular piece, of  water which when related to his  fellow passengers made them  wish they had embarked on a  larger craft. Their dark forebodings of involuntary  libations and sacrifices to Neptune we are glad to relate proved  groundless, the Sound was on  its best behaviour and as smooth  as glass. They therefore arrived  at Bella Coola in fine spirits and  The customary gravity prevailing at religious services was  slightly disturbed last Sunday  evening when Rev. Mr. Gibson  at the close of the service, announced to the audience that  there had been left on his desk  for distribution a large riumbei  of copies of the liquor dealers  plea for compensation. There  did not seem to be anyone there  who had not already made up  his mind on that subject. The  papers containing the "eloquent  speech of Mr. Tulkr the lawyei  engineering the cause of the  liquor dealers, were not in much  demand; it was decided that they  might aid in starting the fire in  the stove.  F. A. Johnson went up the valley to his home at Firvale last  week and' returned a few days  later with his family, they will  spend a few weeks in town and  add some comfort to the life of a  lonely man. The effect of the  happier state of Mr. Johnson's  mind may be inferred from the  fact that his mill has doubled  its output this week and he, Mr.  Johnson, whistles when he passes  by our office, on his way to the  wharf with loads of lumber.  There is no rose without its  thorn and Mr. Johnson realized  that when one of his small boys  a few days ago received a kick  on the head from one of his  horses. Being of the hai'diest  kind of stock, it had no reallv  serious results. After the doctor had bound him up he appeared again among his playmates,  as clearheaded as ever.  The Concert.  (CONTRIBUTED)  A most enjoyable evening was  spent on Saturday by all who attended the concert held in the  Hotel Hall under the auspices of  the W. C. T. U. in aid of the Red  Cross.  Mr. Macdonald welcomed every  one at the door and they passed  on twenty-five cents poorer.  After a few remarks by the  chairman; Rev. W. H. Gibson,  the musical part of the program  commenced with a wonderfully  stirring piano solo by Mrs. Grant.  Mrs. Jacobsen next sang in her  usual pleasing manner, a patriotic solo. Mrs. Linnell then delighted the audience with a selection on the cello to such an extent  that she had to return.    Mr. At  kins followed with the "Veteran's Song," in his deep, rich  voice, but refused to be recalled.  A selection by the, orchestra  (Mrs. Jacobsen, Mrs. Noot, Mr.  and Mrs. T. Saugstad) was greatly appreciated and an encore was  called for. Thisfinished the first  part of the program. During the  interval the young ladies who  had charge of the candies sold  their sweets at five cents a bag;  realizing three dollars and ninety  five cents.  The audience was then informed that the girls of the townsite  have a society known as the  Girls' Aid. Their object being  to raise money for the Red Cross.  They have been very busy sewing and made quite a showing.  Mr. Teebay kindly consented  to act as auctioneer and caused  great merriment by the description of the articles, while he  praised the quality of the work.  The sale realized eleven'  dollars and eighty cents, of which  the girls are donating ten dollars  and keeping the balance with  which they will continue walking. The officers of this society  are: President, Miss Susie Chris-  tensen; vice-president, Miss Margaret Fougner; treasurer, Miss  Phyllis Gibson; secretary. Miss  Janet Gibson. There are r.o  other members!  A beautiful cushion top with  the flags of the Allies worked in  silk by Mrs. Wood, was exhibited  and it was decided to raffle it at  some later date.  Order   was   called   and   Mrs*.  Grant played with great feeling  a very fine setting of the "Marseillaise," the audience standing.  Mrs. Noot followed with a patriotic song, which was appreciated  by the audience as evidenced by  the manner in which all joined  in the chorus of the last verse.  Mr. Teebay was then heard   in  "The   Admiral's   Broom"   (not  literally you understand) and his  listeners wished they might hear  his splendid voice oftener.    Miss  Clayton sang next that fine song  entitled, "Brave Old Bobs"; after which Mrs. Linnell again played her cello and wras again encored.   Mr. Atkins then charmed  everyone   with    "Lighterman  Tom,"   and   on   being   recalled  with "Romeo and Juliet."   The  orchestra   again   delighted   the  audience and but  for the lateness of the hour would have received an encore.    Mr. Macfar-  lane moved a vote of thanks to  Mr. Madonald for the use of the  hall  and   lights,   Mr.  Jacobsen  seconded the motion; and everyone  showed   their  appreciation  by a hearty clapping of the hands.  This part of  the program was  brought to a close by the singing  of the National Anthem.  We then learned that Mrs.  Fougner and Mrs. Carlsen had  been very busy preparing a grab  (Continued on page 4, column 2.) ���������Hi!!i|'J.ji^  Jim  am  !   I  'I  ml  hid h,'.M  li'iS.!'-1 n*i  u  !i   iiUil'8  [I1   \b'*MM  wm  imm  si 'it   . Iff  if? f  mm  w  I  ii  Ik  ���������ins  ���������Jill  2  BELLACOOLA COUftlEft  Salurdi  Thfe Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  sordid deal is somethinglike this,  These two Yankee companies  with no plant, no machinery,  no buildings, .did hot onlyvre-  j cei ve orders for $23,000,000 worth  of fuse, but also cash "advances  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada ,  1 Year $1.00 of over $3,500,000.   *  6 Months    0.75 . ,, ,,        ���������        , ...  Altogether they have delivered  only ten per cent of their orders.  3 Months    0.50  United States  1   Year.  1 Year.  United Kingdom  .$1.50  .$1.00  Subscriptions payable in advance.  ,    t  Subscribers! not receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at once. Changes in address 'should b'e  sent in as soon as possible.  For  Advertising Rates,  -. "Office.  Apply at  ��������� To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name and addresa of every writer of such letters  must be (riven to the editor.  The Editor reserves the risrht to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  risk.  "Bnlna jingnii nitprrma cat Ira."  _________     u   SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1916.  The Shell Commission  Under Fire.  . In-these days of charges and  countercharges'made to such a  great extent against" men connected -with  public affairs,   an  Each of the contracts these mushroom companies received was  accompanied by a ratifying letter  from Sir Sam -Hughes, the minister of militia.  Sir Sam Hughes is the member of   the   government.ainder  whose supervision , this, branch  of the work is being carried on.  When the accusation was made  he was away on a trip to Europe,  but Premier- Borden considered  the situation so serious' that he  cabled Sir, Sam for an explanation.    At this writing it is understood that he found himself  compelled to drop the business  that took him to Europe and return home to face the charges.  DECLINE SUBSTITUTES  A Dastardly Attack.  ��������� 'Of a piece with allowing the  Legislature to be used by "false  ordinary plain, citizen is  being alarms" like R/ H. Pooley, gov-  tivities against the Bowser Government on public platform and  in connection with the publication, "The Crisis in B. C."   The  only effect, publicly speaking, of  the publication of this personal  correspondence is to convict the  late, which is the same as the  present, Government of British  Columbia of the most outrageous  and gratuitous  discourtesy and  caddishriess. and   bad faith, to-'  ward   Dr. Mackay-just  as between man and man.���������The Pacific Canadian.  toria, its secretary; Mr.' Joh n Day,  has actually been up for trial  and by the court found guilty  and fined for "using the most  opprobrious epithet which one  man could fpply to another."  In view of facts as revealed by  the findings of two different  courts as.regards the character  of the two principal members of  the commission, it would seem  to be in the interest of the object  of the Commission that it be reorganized.  i   o     o'   o     o     o  H. S. Clements Exonerated  There  has  been   considerable  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd  VANCOUVER,  B C.  Wholesale  DRY GOODS  AND  MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  OF "PRIDE  OF THE  WEST"  BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  __  Send for Catalogue  MADE    IN    B. C."  Prompt Attention Given L  etter Order,  ."SUSS  ' -tempted to believe that it is only  dishonest men who get a chance  to do the'business of the country.  That .men  in  high .authority  use the calamity of the war and  the great need of the country, as  means of either enriching themselves .or-allowing their friends  to .do .so, is- so highly reprehensible that radical means ought to  be adopted to put a, stop to it. -  ,lt is aiding the enemies of the  .country in "-that they .deprive it  of some of "its means to carry on  the war,-and as such it is of a  erament member for Esquimalt,  with his resolution (afterwards  withdrawn) attacking the validity of the' elections of Messrs.  Brewster and Macdonald, is the  even worse prostitution of the  people's deliberative assembly  (supposedly "to be devoted to  public affairs)' tcthe wretched,  petty business of trying to manufacture partisan" political capital  by raking up and'spreading before the House'and the-world  purely personal correspondence,  four years   old,   concerning 'an  .. treasonable characterandshould issue just as long dead���������to wit>  \\a  rJ_ol<-   TirTi-V,    .-^./.^v.^,*--!-- f ka-a--,-.;,-.*-.��������� ���������������_, 4-    ���������4?   T. "I.,     -n  be dealt with accordingly  ��������� -     The last- piece of dishonesty  brought to light is of even graver nature than  the  many preceding ones', and implicates .one  of. the cabinet, ministers of the  Dominion   government:      If is  hoped that for the honor of our  land he may be able to clear himself   of   the. charges  reflecting  upon his integrity.    .  Mr..Geo.-Kyte, M. P. for Richmond, on the floor, of the House  of Common's stated that dummy  companies were incorporated in  the United-' States for the handling of Canadian ^munitions contracts.    For instance the American Ammunition   Company was  incorporated with an authorized  capital of $1,000,000 and a subscribed  capital  of $1000.     The  International   Arms   and   Fuse  Cornpany which had an authorized capital of $1,500,000 and a  paid up capital of $3000, received  a contract' from   the Canadian  x Shell  Commission for  two and  one-half million fuses at $4.50  each, amounting to $11,250,000.  Up to March 14 this, company  had delivered only 6000 fuses,  which is less than l-400th part  of- the order although the contract was signed on June. 19,1915,  nine months previous.    On the  day that the contract was signed  this company received   a   cash  advance from the Shell Commission of $1,125,000 and within four  months thereafter an additional  $562,500.  The other concern, the American-Ammunition Company, has  been equally generously dealt  with. Without entering into  further details we may state  that the summary of the whole  the"appointment of President of  theB. C. University. The meddle:  some and petty person who  moved for the correspondence in  question���������between Rev. Dr. -Mackay, principal of Westminster  Hall College, Vancouver, and  members of the McBride Gov-  Theday of the political grafter  is.nearingan end in Canada. The  eyes of- the whole Canadian  people have been opened through  suffering and loss to a" saner appreciation of ethical values. Mr.  Special Interest, Mr. Subsidy  Hunter, Mr. Rake-Off, Mr. Middleman and their colleagues of  the loot brigade, will scon realize  that government no longer .means  tapping the treasury in their behalf. There is going to be a distinguished gathering in Canadian  jails before very long.' -All these  inquiries from the Atlantic to the  Pacific are symptomatic of a condition of the public mind which  it would be unhealthy to defy.���������  Victoria Times.  It is gratifying to learn: that  those who are in touch with public life hold views as expressed  above.  grafting done,of late in connection   with  some   dredging contracts in Victoria.   Thousands of  dollars have been stolen from the  Dominion  treasury by the contractors through the collusion of  the Conservative party bosses.  Our representative,   H. S.  Cle-  ments, M._E., was also under the  accusation for a few days of having received $1500 of the loot.  We are very glad to relate that  he has been exonerated from any  guilt whatever in the matter.  Mr. F. B. Carvell, M. P., who  made the charge, expressed in  committee. hi_ regrets for the  references made to Mr. Clements.  We make notice of this in order  that the innocence of our member shall nob'be overlooked by  any of our readers.  ernment,   relating  to  the then somewhat unfortunate in its;ap  The Searching of the Mails.  Some neutral nations and the  sympathizers ���������' with ' Germany's  efforts to become the dictator of  the policies of the nations of the  world, have felt very much scan-  calized.ybecause ' the' Entente  Allies have found it necessary to  detain-the mails in order to-  search them for contraband^  United States has especially been  active in voicing their protests.  The Entente Allies have now replied to these and maintain that  the Hague treaty does not pre-  of the complainants.   While they  cry  out in   loud  tones  against  the high handed proceedings of  the Allies in detaining the mail  some hours or even a few days,  they fail  entirely  to take any  note ofthe fact that in the year  1915,  the Central  Powers sank  without  warning   or inspection  thirty-one mail boats, resulting  in the destruction of the mail  and the death of non-combatants.  It seems that, murder does no.t  excite the wrath of these good  people nearly as much as the fact  that their mail does not arrive  exactly on time.    The touching  of their pocket book and the suffering of some slight inconvenience injure their feelings in a  far greater degree than the violation of every law of humanity.  The necessity of searching the  mails may be gathered  from a  letter written' by the wholesale  firm   of   G.   Vogelman   &  Co.,  Hamburg, December 15th, 1915.  It says in part: "From a certain  date   we   have   been   receiving  regularly from- Para shipments  of rubber, and. you may pay at-  lik(  ments take place ukc- -^  without value," ord. red, u[  post about 200 parka^'j if  containing/about 1520 grar.,}%|r.  weight of rubber. Tho t-ffilS  of making.the packagesW  high price of mailing art.-,  covered by the high  ceived here . for the  dise."  plkr  mue: ^  Germany Wants Peactpu,  '��������� i_$*i "  The many victories of Cert.  do not prevent the civillianj/  lation of that unhappy cou  fromfeeling the evil ri-sultw  prolonged war.    Copcmhage  spatches state that the Gcrcj  are facing the fact of thrc  ing famine.    Up to the do-  February the greater pari of  population had not really st_  ed, although the rations had #  been greatly diminished; h������:  March a great change canutf  a  catastrophe   is   appreh.r.  It is impossible for poor p������,  to get an  adequate   supply  food, as a wholesome diet vc  cost 10 or 12 marks daily.   V  is'meat enough, but as it".  tention to this matter.   The ship-1 ted in sugar and water  :t-  00000 judice the right to visit and if  Our administration' has  been  need be to kop and seize goods  proposed appointment of Dr.  Mackay to the presidency of the  B. C. ��������� University ��������� was Henry  Thomson, one of the Government's "solid" from Victoria:  The object was to'-discredit Dr.  Mackay's recent and weighty ac-  pointments of the Returned Sol  diers' Commission. Not only the  chairman, as pointed out in a  late issue of the Courier, ii''under a cloud, but.according to;the  staunch Conservative organ^and  which are falsely deposited in  the mail sacks.  The reply.giyes instances where  rubber and even revolvers have  been found in  the mail sacks.  In this connection  it 4s rather  curious to note the lack of  SOLD BY ALL DEALERS  apologist,  * 'The Week," of ;Vic- j sense of proportion on the part  101   CANADIAN    WOMEN  SHOULD  KNOW T HI C   V  'CANADA FIRST " M.Ik is the BEST Milk    '  sold by Your Grocer.   The GovernmentBu.let.rj C  No. 305 tellsthe story���������IT COSTS THE SAME.  -���������  ASKVCJUCIIOCCR Ton THIS CANADIAN OWNtO ^  C,~JA0IaN MACC HJOOUCT-INSIST  Ifyoiiwantwh,np(.(Icrr1im.chill"C������nadnr;rit"Evapor1l  J  _.'  ���������then whip as with frc_.li cream. N ���������'  ThbAYLMER CONDENSED MILK CO..Lto   "  Avlmcb. Out., Canada "  ^^M^k^^^^fTr.  -.-���������  m*\c  hoc  UNION STEAMSHIP *C0. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SER\'< i)  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  &��������� d.      Vil CI Oil Sill     Leaves   Vancouver   every  Thursday at  11  p. m.     (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Sundays 9 a. m.  'A'  S. ..S.   "COQUITLAM"   sails   from   Vancouver  nightly, carrying Gasoline  and   Explosives,   uili  at Bella Coola by arrangement.  .!l-  1   11  '������  <%  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY."  H-.A^>rn^t,nn������^PreishtB', Fares nnci othcr information. ..|.|.l  ";;" ���������������> Carram. St., Vancouver; or (Jho. M.mm  agent,  1003 .Government St., Victor/a  !<���������  hoe  tT'^  WSSS^  ������'>������������������<��������� ffPy**H> f���������mf~, ur, t -~ffum-  I f )U  I    1r  ^MSaidrdaS: April 15,  19/6  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  INGS  ND  1NAW  \ <Tii3t.s'trengthenl the constitution.'  ^IjgA Dane, Dr. Edward Lehman,  " ^M^y returned from Berlin, says  at-everybody there stays at  It saves money and  strength.    It is curious,"  to see how slowly they  -^ef^ds,  '^ their   feet.      At   first   I  \*  Ord  en  jtlipSlght it was depression,, but  r?sS������flearned  to,walk slowly  account of the small  ?Sfidns;of bread and especially  jstate of affairs causes the  to yearn for an early  Because the sorrow in-  y  the  killing of   their  friends and kindred in battle and  the suffering endured at home;  the heart of the world goes out  in sympathy with a people who  have been plunged into this awful situation by the ambition of  their rulers.  Maximilian Harden, the most  distinguished, among German  journalists, who at the beginning  of the war had unlimited faith in  the glorious destiny of the German people, its great superiority  over all others and its right to  dominate the rest of the world,  in his magazine Die Zukunft,  has this to say now:  A few lines we specially  recommend  Duerrs���������  Jams and Jellies  Huntley & Palmers  ���������Biscuits  Griffen & Skelleys  famous gold and  ��������� silver bar���������  Canned and dried  fruits  pESON, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Vancouver, B. C.  "In spite of almost uncountable victories, in spite of the fact  that" our land is free from the  enemies' armies and that we are  occupying a big conquered area,  we think that war is a cruel misfortune, the recurrence of which  must be prevented by all possible-  means. Let us come to the conclusion that the war was a mistake, made not by one, but by  all. Let us end it and organize  peace." ���������  The Coast of {British  Columbia.  d  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  f"OAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ^ Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the Yukon Tekiutory, the North-west 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 lor a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-A}fent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are Bituated.  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 S3 which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royally shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operatinf? the mine shall furnish  the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the  full fiuantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  .the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  ���������are not heintr 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 $10.00 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.    .  W.'W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. 15.���������Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30690.  BUSINESS CARDS  Hon  _9_y Archie D. Darlington. \  i  Part II.���������The Industries.   >  Invariably, from the head of  the inlet, the track of the glazier^  can be followed up the courses of  shallow rivers and by a sequence'  of lakes to higher altitudes: and  the same sequence brings us to  the  salmon,  for to such   back-'  waters���������shallow rivers and silent^ jKui*   S/lIcS   AffGHCV  lakes���������they come to spawn; andi���������������������������   ���������������������������������������������������    ���������-���������������'���������"-"������������������--  in   the   Comparative   calm    and! ,600 dealers and' trappers  of  B.C.,  I Yukon and Alaska have taken advant-  qui.et their eggs Subsequently age of our Fur Sales Agency'for 3 years.  ,   ',   , ���������������������������'    ���������,,      .,-     ,, ���������     - ,    :,    ,     Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20  hatch.     The    fry     escape to the' 0f the biggest fur buyers in the world  nppflrf hnr nff-pr a rlpfinitp nprinHi bid on y������ur fur instead of one individu-  ocean, out altera ciennite pet ioaal house assures the highest market  (in the case of the "sockeye" it!-Price always.  ;j    We hold sales monthly, but will ad-  is four years) they return in some; vance 75 per cent, of value on receipt,  -     ���������   , <������  ,, i( sending balance immediately after sale.  Wonderful    way    as    full   grown ^ Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  salmon to the place of their origin J  to spawn and, their mission seem  ingly fulfilled, to die. This.mys  terious and wonderful fish has of.  late years become an object of  study and the government isgiv-  ing it much attention. The first  variety to be caught are the large  Spring salmon, a favorite for the  table. The Sockeye fishing covers  the period from June 1st to August 15th; then follows the turrf  of the Cohoe. I  The canneries are very numerous and are to be found in all the  inlets and  on  the large  rivers!  such as the Skeena and the Naas.;  Rivers Inlet, of which I can speak  with exact knowledge, has seven  of  them  installed   at  distances  varying from five to ten miles of  each  other.     Their appearance  does not vary so greatly but that  a general description will, apply.  Each is a tiny town in itself; a  collection of white buildings and  a pile  wharf,   a   bunkhouse,  a  blacksmith's shop, a row of fishermen's shanties, an office, and  a store; besides the large cannery  building and a netloft, where the  fishing gear is kept.    Each has  its own fleet of skiffs, and two  or three power boats which make  the daily round for a load of fish  from the nets.    The salmon are  cooked and canned and boxed-up  for shipment right on the spot.  Another great and valuable  industry on the Pacific littoral is  ogging. Huge trees are felled  and slid over skilfully-placed  "skids" into the water, and great  booms of saw-logs are ofttimes  towed by powerful tugs for hundreds of miles. However, the  mills are more often than not  within easy distance of the scene  of operations. A quantity of  this timber is also used for pulp.  a valuable.qommodity in this age  of paper, whose output is increasing year by vear. The resources for lumber and pulp are  immense and facilities on the  Coast ideal, the timbered areas  being extensive and contiguous  to the inland waterways.  Mentioning fur, I may revert  to the wolf and bear, but the enthusiastic trapper who follows  this subtle calling into the quiet  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  HOE  Dealers and Trappers  We pay highest price for  your furs and eastorium,  .also handle goods on  commission, advancing  2-3 of value, our charges  being 5 per cent. for.  handling.  THE EDMONTON HIDE & FUR CO.  P. O. Box 863  EDMONTON, Alts.  157 McDougall Ave.  coves is well rewarded for his  pains by a plentitude of marten,  mink, beaver and coon. Before  the advent of settlement Calvert  Island was a happy hunting  ground for the latter fur bearing  species, and even today the energetic and careful artist (the  word is well applied) may reap a  harvest of pelts.  (To be concluded in our next issue.)  TheMason&RischPi  mno  of to-day will mak.e plain our  privilege to state with authority:  m  Ii  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE I"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  U  ^J   Let us attend  your Victor Record  jl  mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  ���������!���������    II������������������ ���������' -������������������"' mil mi   i ii.-.- i  ,, i    i    ii  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B.C.  ]|i���������iiKDj|f-_51f[  ^UTHAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \X7HAT person so independent?  ^^/HAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of  the necessaries  of life?  Bella Coola   farmers are  independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  ���������"THE REASONS   for this  enviable condi-  ���������*���������   tion of affairs   are   obvious  to  anyone  who knows the Bella Coola Valley.  The land is fertile and needs little or no  irrigation. The climate is mild and enjoyable ; long warm summers with sufficient  rainfall and mild winters make for excellent crops.  Large and small fruits, garden and field  crops are grown to the best advantage.  This fact was established at the Prince  Rupert exhibition last year when farm produce from Bella Coola Valley earned awsy  over twenty first prizes.  DELLA COOLA and the surrounding  . country possesses wonderful wealth  in timber, as yet almost entirely undeveloped, and perhaps at no ether point  on the Northern Coast is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.  Gct"MoreMoney" ior yourFoxcs  Muskrat, White Weasel, Denver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collected In your section  SHIP YOOK FUISS mitECT to "SIIUllEIlT" the tar)jest  bouse In the world dealing exclusively In NORTH AMERICAN RAW FUIiS  o reliable���������responsible���������safe Fur House with an unblemished reputation existing for "more than a third of n century," a Ion.^successful record ofsetulitiK Fur Shippers promp'.SATISFACTORY  AND PROFITABLE returns. Write for"lFb- febubtrt ftbfPB-r."  the only reliable, accurate market report and price list published.  "Write for it-NOW���������������������������it's FREE  AR ^iT-TIIRFRT In.-  2S-27 west Austin a ve.  . d. _3_rnjD_.rc.if inc. dopm.67 Chicago, u.s_a.  _������������������ ._.��������� -.-. ������������������..-,.��������� _..-���������.._���������,-������_-_ _^���������..r_inif -_,���������nWWarfiii|f^riM||||f~'-rMiri-fTinir-nr  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One Year $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Three Months  0.5U  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $1.00  ���������m���������r ���������i-���������_---���������,-���������!������������������.���������-trnr*.to ���������-_���������w--,���������.������-w -������������������  SUBSCRIPTION  BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for ���������.   Name   P. O   Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed  u__j___e__j������  J Ufa!  '     '- i ,      * % 1.1; t  I*f������ I'll V&3>  11 8: !.������'  ��������� ''ill i13  i?r' LhH  l!  it .J  p  .1  Mia 'I.' h  y"1 .(Hil,-;n''  all  f ill -'.ii  ������III Mil''   i!������  '.Ml wi  111' 11  lit;  ill  i  ii  i  d'ts  ml  4,1' Hi'  j J %fHl - -.  (Lira,   .a.  r'������sa  v������* -i  4  SELLA CO6UA COUFtlEft   1 -hr  ���������__  in'* Milril.1  30E  ]_H  ������  ubscribe  or oie  ourier  ??  bag,   which   was   now   brought  forward and at ten cents a grab  everyone tried their luck  time  'and again.  Following is the amount  realized:  Proceeds at door    $18.00  Donation from Girls' Aid. 30.00  Sale of candy     3.95  Sale of violets; donated by  Mrs. Grant      6.50  Grab bag  15.75  Donations by Messrs. Carl-  sen,, Da we-and Brown ..    4.00  Saturday,  April /������ u  plied with a splendid pair of glas- ( really frosty night and the floor  ses which enabled me to see a, did not look good enough to most  long distance. I told you that it; of us so,we went up to the Y.,  would not be long before we had j M. C. A. close by and spent the  $58.20  ONE DOLLAR  The Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coasY between Vancouver and  Prince Rupert.  , A distance of six hundred miles  The ladies of the W. C. T. U.  wish to thank all who so kindly  assisted on the program; also all  who contributed candy'and articles for the grab bag.  a better plane than the new Ger  man Fokker. As far as I know  it is- used only for defensive  work. It certainly turned a large  number of German planes back  to their own lines that cli-y.  The same day three German  planes succeeded in getting be-"  hind our lines and drop bombs  on a couple of small towns. On  returning one of them <was  brought down by our anti-aircraft guns. One of the boys who  saw it fall said it went down like  a dead duck, smashing the mach-  night there.   It is quite large,  with  a canteen at one end, all  kinds of tables for writing, reading, playing games, and a very  good piano.     On account of it  being so close  to the trenches  they keep it open until 3 o'clock in  the morning; 'but this time they  kept it open for our benefit all  night.   The first half of the night  was very musical and from mid--  night on we sat around the fire  and talked, having a cup of tea  about every liour.  Yesterday we were all paraded  to the swimming tank for a bath  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA CXX)LA IN  B.Brynildsen  and change of clothes.  This  march  ine all to pieces and killing the  Mr. S. Le C. Grant has handed piIot and observer,    Today ^  us an interesting let^frcn,'his made _nother. rai_ close where I morning we went on  a  son Fred, dealing wi h life at the, we are noWj but did- , ^      g  frnnr.    of    fl     ne>ar>afnl,   sirinv>n/>r_i'       , ��������� ~\   -7' ,'u'a" tt  damage. .  , rifle parade from 2 until 3:30'and  We are being treated, better  than, ever lately.    When we were  It will be to your interest to keep Well informed -regarding the  happenings throughout  the Northern section.of  this Ffropince���������  THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  ADVERTISERS-  Now, is the time to . keep  your name before the  public. ,���������. No manufacture  er or whoSesalehouse can.  afford to let slip the opportunity of increased  sales that public advertising brings.        . /  front of a peaceful- character  We publish a few extracts:  February 25, 1916.  Ws are having it pretty cold  now with almost three inches of  snow.    As you know we were in  the divisional reserve or what is  called rest camp for six,days,-  but I do not think .the name is  exactly   suitable,   however, "we  were very  fortunate' those six  daysas- our reinforcements had  just come :in and we only went  on working-parties every second  night . instead   of every, night  regulary like we did before.  After-thai* we went back to the  trenches-for a few days. The  second!day we saw more aerial  scraps than. we-.have"seen in a.  montli. Almost all _ay_",long-  whenever .we looked up we could  see a fight" somewheres. .Two  Gerniah planes~were.obli"ged to  vault-plane to their own lines.  I happened to, be observer forour  company that,day and was.'sur.-i:  supper at four.  By the account in the Courier  LEADING   DEALERS  General Merchan  Dry Goods and Note  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  "isms  ' _af  *?_���������  relieved the last time we were in y������u must have- had a great re-  the trencheswe only, had a sh6rt|.cru^t,,nff meetingat flagensborg.  walk to a.farm where we stayed  for.the night and.following day  We'never take our b!ankets;into  the supportsor frontline trenches and as we were stopping at  this farm for the one night only  we'did not bother Bringing them.  All -we had to sleep oji "was a  cement floor with, our overcoats  for covering.,  It'was'ihe  first  GUjurrfr ������fati������>  t  Sunday School  Church' Service  -   .10:45 a.m.  -   7:30 p.m.  Preacher:  -Rev. Hans Sageng, A. B.  Air Are Welcome.  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP. HEATING AND COOK STOVES  J^EAL ESTATE booms -in the  cities have come and gone.  People are .beginning to flock to  the country;. The North-West  Coast of British Columbia offers  opportunities for all. Did not  know, is'no excuse.^ Investors  should ^keep posted on developments by reading the "Courier.".  0  tinting  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.   We will doit right.  ^?r&e a"^' ^U assorted stock  of Men's, Boys' and Children's  Clothing, Shirts and Underwear  We carry the largest and most  up-to-date stock of Men's,  Women's and Clnldren's Shoes  in all styles at the lowest possible price. Men's Furnishings  to suit individual tastes    ������    ������  '.{ITS  -NOBODY BUYS OVERALLS TO PLAY TRICKS With  THEM SUCH AS IS SHOWN IN THE RCTUrI AB^F  IN WHICH FOUR MEN EXERTED ALL THEIR^STRENGTH  IN THE EFFORT TO RIP A PA1ROF r^S'SSS  BUT IF THEY WILL STAND THIS-THEY WONT RIP '  mmifil HARDEST KIND OF limjmtmAR  we: are the agents of  PEABODYS'  GUARANTEED OVERALLS.  Tents-Pack and  33*  addles i:4i  RUILD UP YOUR HOME  .;.-- TOWN.; Do not talk-support home industries; ���������. talk is  cheap. .-The best way- to show  that you are in earnest is to  practise it.'  Support the "Courier" and you  are doing something for yourself  and your community.  Plumbing  We buy from the Factory and  sell to YOU direct. Largest  Plumbing Showroom West of  Toronto. Let us quote you.  KYDD BROS., LIMITED  Vancouver, B. C.  ADVERTjSE IN THE COURIER"  CdiiHer  $| a Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA C00LA, B. C.  T^HE two principal reasons  * why, you should buy  Shamrock" Hams, Bacon, '  Lard, etc., are:  FIRST���������  There is none better.  SECOND���������  They are the only  brands produced in  B. C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  BACON  HAMS  LARD  BUTTER   EGGS  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and Provisioned  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  Ogilvie's  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now  From  Bwtk  Settlers, Prospectors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  hnd rt to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing but the m������ft suitable articles are kept at prices that  invite competition.  Paints -  Oils  - Varnishes  -  Stains  Crockery and Glawware of all kinds  Patent Medicines of all description!  Best brand, of Flour.     Feed and Grain of all .orb  kept on hand.   Prompt service  pr  : un  -ran  :m  Best Goods-Lowest Prices-Largest Stock]  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C.  "Ac  r  we  rec  r  on  ma  se^  Hi  qu-  I  daj  vio  cori  t ���������  m*  the  ieum*t**v  fa  fti*o  *qa3  ���������     * A  ing  rap>  \l  the  sun  on  '^^f^m^  itl >nf u, ttnf ***** **?{rr*r*  _H  I

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