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 :.^v  3\  **,  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCEL-  LENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER REPORT FOR MARCH  Compiled by Mr. C. II. Urscth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 43.   Minimum, 25.  Highest Max. (17thj5G. Lowest Min.i2i!d) 12  Rainfall, 1.36.    Snow 18 in.  Rainfall for the year (191G) 40.89 inches.  VOL. 5���������NO. 19  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1917,  $1.00  ranee Lommences  French Deliver  Terrific Smashes  Paris, April 17.���������French began  the attack this morning after  several days of artillery preparation between Rheims and Sois-  sons,"several German lines were  taken and more than ten thousand prisoners taken. Fightjng  described as of utmost violence, i  St. Quenfin in Flames  London, April 17���������British continue to gradually-^widen, the  second gap of the Hindenburg  line north of St. Quentin, having  captured position known as Trois  Sauvages, east of Gricourt. St.  Quentin continues to burn. Al-  vay to north of Lens still holds  out. Germans apparently sent  their reserves and are making  Italians on the Offensive  France's great offensive timed to . ,,-...  ,      ���������       -iuo ���������*��������� i, ks'^.iov,'"desperate defense to enable their  synchronize with British bigpush |      y ,..,,_  ' may now be starting. Today's  official report indicated spread  of violent artillery preparations  all. along Champagne front, an  increase in French drive toward  St. Quentin, more bitter fighting  south of Oise and terriffic smashes far down south in Alsace Lor-  raine. , ���������   United States Plans  Formulating Rapidly  Washington, April 17.���������Hon.  A. J. Balfour arrived in, the Uni-  ted States and expected to reach  ��������� Washington this afternoon, first  conference Wednesday.  One of most eventful weeks in  American history lay before the  States today. With Wilson's appeal calling for co-operation of  every man and woman of the  nation in waging successful war."  Bringing conflict home to'every  farm, factory and household.  Events of next few days will  move America rapidly forward  to participation in the struggle  with Germany^ Congress put  war on a firm footing this week,  seven billion war loan to pass  final stages immediately. Allied  commission expected to outline  full plans of campaign. Ex-pacifist Bryan personally told the  president he is for anything the  government wants in pushing  -war to quick and successful end.  Urged war time prohibition.  Navy recruiting strong, brings  in more than one thousand men  per day.  engineers, to complete the de  structiori of mines and factories  at Lens. The counter attacks  which the Germans launched at  Monchy and Lagnicourt, suggest  that the British are approaching  dangerously near new German  line. < Germans have several  strong positions about the city to  which they still cling. Enemy  defenses before Lens reduced to  dust by our'artillery. Germans  lost twelve hundred killed in the  attack on Lagnicourt, the battle  Rome, April 18.���������Italy may be  starting offensive timed to catch"  Teutons when they are direly in  need of men to withstand Franco-British push on western front;  Advices from Switzerland reported Italian artillery extremely  active on Isonzo front. Large  number of Austrians taken also  the enemy sustained very heavy  losses.  Lafere, St. Quentin and  ' Lens May Fall to Allied  Onslaught Any Minute  dustries are affected and it is  shows enemy unable to stem the- lacking' public  support.  . New  . : London, April 18.���������Five key-  points of the much vaunted Hindenburg line- were struck at so  savagely by great Franco-British  drive today that their continuation in enemy's hands much longer seems impossible. Of the five,  Lens, Lafere and,St. Quentin  may fall to allied onslaught almost any hour. Cambrai and  April 18.-According-.Tjaon jess closely enveloped, but  menace of the drive was none  the less at these points. Gen.  Haig's report told of another  successful thrust to south of  Cambrai and around Ephy, aimed] at Lecatet eleven miles south  of-Cambrai., Paris official state-  ment more than confirmed the  most sanguine hopes of success  in the joint offensive entertained  here. General Nivelle reported  desperate German.attempts at  Ailljes to stem;the French for-  U-Boat Fires First Shot in the War With America  Zurich,  to reports received. "here both  Turkey ^nd Bulgaria have formerly broken off relations with  the United States.  Amsterdam, April 18. General strike ties up Berlin. Industrial life of the capital of the  German Empire is at a stand still  as a protest against'the bread  rations. Official statement minimizes the importance of the  strike and declares-.very few in?  tide of reveYsesV   v.  In Mesopotamia.we have driven  the Turks back to their old positions on Jebelsam. *'  Air raid on Frebufg has been,  carried out as a reprisal for German U-boat attacks on hospital  ships, was reported by the admiralty tonight.  ' Travellers arriving from Germany say that a general strike  commenced this morning in Berlin and that riots are taking place  in the German capital. "  socialist "party forming, democratization of Germany is the  ambitious aim of its leaders.   ���������  Washington, April 18.��������� Ger-  many fired the first shot of war  against America today and missed. Official information reached  navy department shortly after  noon that the United States destroyer Smith was fired upon by  German submarine at 3:30 a. m.  The torpedo launched by U-boat  ship escaped. For military reasons navy department refused to  state location ,of encounter, but  it is believed the submarine is  hovering off the New Jersey  coast, short distance below^New  York city itself. Incident will  stir up country to realization that  war is at hand and stimulate re-  missed the Smith,  latter gavejcruiling both for the army and  chase to submarine but enemy the navy.  The-Hague, April 18:���������Socialists plan for big convention at  Stockholm.  Canadian Casualties  In Taking Vimy Ridge  Reported as 12,  ' Mexico City, April 17.���������Car-  ranza's speech gives no hint to  German plot. Mexico will be  neutral says the president in his  address of four hours duration.  San Francisco, April 17. Japanese admiralty say there are no  Hun divers in Pacific waters.  Washington, April 17.-Admin-  istration's scheme to construct  one thousand ships to ensure  rapid and continuous tranship,-,  ment of war supplies-and food-1  stuffs 10 Allies took definiteshape  today when fifty million dollars,  corporation was formed to.build  and operate these vessels.' Col.  Goethals will superintend', construction and also control all the  alien ships now in the hands of.  the administration.   .":/        '''  Ottawa, April 17.���������Cabled estimates of Canadian casualties  sustained in the recent fighting  around Vimy ridge are put down  as twelve thousand, but the report is discredited here. No of-  fficial report of losses available  yet, but unofficially it is estimated on good authority that the  Canadian losses will be between  five and six thousand.  Government placed wheat,  wheat flour and semolina on the  free list: Parliament to meet in  premier's absence.   New York, April 18.���������Sarah  Bernhardt, noted French actress,  lies seriously ill at Mount Sinai  hospital and her condition this  morning is reported as critical.  Proposed government war tax  on corporations will cost United  States Steel Corporation $437,-  000,000.  ;-i'-The U-boat off the American  &o.ast is believed to be seeking  the allied commission ship.  ward..r.ush on Laon. Aillies  lies about seven miles south of  Laori. Counter attacks repulsed  by French and again Gen. Nivel-  les-"forces withstood - another  powerful German attack atSorcy  fomy miles north of Rheims. Apparently at these two sections  the French wedge has penetra-  trated enemy's lines. German  losses tremendous.  Turkish troops in Mesopotamia  steadily retreating, advancing  forces meet with slight opposition.  ."Faced with organized efforts  Boston, April 18.���������Mysterious by Irish Nationalists to force a  aeroplane sighted over Boston '.general election, Bonar Law an-  and Maine railroad crossing Pis-'nounced in the commons this  cataqua river. ��������� Another aero- afternoon that he will make a  plane been sighted flying over statement next   week outlying  Rio de Janeiro, April 18���������Fifty  thousand B.razillians today cheered warlike declaration of Senator Barbosa. "War inevitable says  minister. Widespread anti-Ger-"  man riots reported from > Porto  Alegro.  Portsmouth navy yard.  question on Irish home rule.  . Minneapolis, April 18.���������Grain  men welcomed Canada's action  in placing wheat on free.list.  Portland.- One hundred carloads of wheat daily for next two  months will leave Portland consigned to Allies in Europe.  jottings of Bella Coola and District  The power launch Bentink,  Captain Moller, called here last  week en route to Ocean Falls  after visiting the different logging camps now operating for the  Pacific Mills. Loggers are not  very plentiful at the present  time, but some forty are engaged  at camp eleven on the South  Bentink, and a similar number  are operating camp twelve at  Kwatna. Most of the other company's camps now running are  short handed.  A large crew of men are now  at work at the local cannery.  Pile driving has begun, it is also  intended to extend the wharf in  front of the cannery.  It is quite surprising to an  editor sometimes to have a patron,  come into the office and give him  an item of news and apologize as  though his visit might be considered an intrusion.   Nobody Is)-  more welcome than a man who  brings in items of news, even  though it concerns himself. We  naturally consider everyone who  furnishes an item to make our  columns interesting as a benefactor. We hope tha't none of  our readers will have the least  hesitancy in visiting the Courier  office and leaving us an item, especially the doings of the boys  at the front.  Mr. O. J. Lokken lost his house  byfireon Tuesday evening. Some  sparks from the chimney had  evidently lodged on the roof  causing the shingles to ignite.  The fire' had gained such headway that even with help it would  have been impossible to save the  house when, it was noticed by  Mrs. Lokken, who with the children was at home at the time.  Some of the furniture and bedding was got out, but beyond  th'at nothing was saved.  Some anxiety has been felt that  there would be a shortage in the  Canadian supply of potatoes. Of  course there is a likelihood of a  scarcity in some provinces, especially so if the demand continues to come from the other  side. In British Columbia the  supply* will' be about' sufficient  for seed and food. Alberta has  about 800,000 bushels for export.'  At this time it is impossible to  estimate the surplus in Saskatchewan. Ontario may break even  in thedemaffd'and supply. Qu'e-  bect is reported to have enough  for home use, but nothing to export. New Brunswick claims to  have 750,000 bushels for export.  Nova Scotia will have none to  spare, but Prince Edward Island  will have 500,000 bushels for export.  " The"aifferent provincial governments are asking people to  both'economize in the present  use of potatoes and do their utmost to plant as many as possible. It will also be up to the  people of Bella Coola to do their  bit-in the raising of spuds.  ' Mr. C. Carlson, who has been  ailing i'or some time and been  confined indoors for the last  month, left for Victoria last  week to undergo surgical treatment.   Themuch talked of "spud" is  now leaving the valley in weekly  shipments, and will continue to  do so until the whole of last year's  crop has been disposed of. .  Mrs* Thos. Engebretson was a  visitor in' town this'week. ' She  informs us that cattle on their  ranch at Toudistan, one hundred  and twenty miles inland from  here, have wintered well, and  that spring is now coming fast  in that section of the interior.  The launch Wyrill, from Vancouver, arrived last Monday, having on board the following well-  known knights of the grip: E.  J. Wilson of the Imperial Tobacco Co., E. O. Doctor of Ramsay  Bros., G. L. Allan of the Cana-  dia Consolidated Rubber Co., .1.  J. Whalen of Sherman-Williams  Co. and T. G. Wall of the McClary  Manufacturing Co.  Stormy weather marked the  first part of their journey, but as  usual upon nearing the vicinity  of Bella Coola old sol shone in  all his glory and the hearts of the  visitors were made glad. This  is the first visit to Bella for several of the boys and they at once  fell in love with the scenery and  the climate. The travellers report good business all along the  coast. They left on Tuesday and  intend going further north on  their journey.  .  Lunn Astleford" is spending a  few days in town, coming frcm  his father's place at Firvale. He  states the season in his section  is as far advanced as in other  parts of the valley, though not  so much ahead as last year at  this time, which was considered  a very backward spring.  The salving of the S. S. Prince  Rupert is slow going. The steamer at the time of the mishap was  travelling at a good speed and  with the high tide at the time of  stranding went considerably fur-  theron Genn Island than it would  have been possible at any other  time. The result of this is that  a ������roat deal of blasting has to be  done, rocks removed and other  work carried out in order to bring  the liner back to where she will  float. Practically the whole bottom of the vessel for a distance  of 180 feet has been torn out.  Another attempt to float the ship  will be made about Monday.  9  CMjurrfj Nrtfe  Sunday School  Church Service  10:45 a.m.  7:30 p. m.  9  9  Preacher for Sunday���������Rev.  W. H. Gibson.  All Are Welcome.  O 4><j v������j*> ->4J������0 4>"<JMJ������'<J������J������ &S" 9  ON'T forget to bring in your Subscription  to the Courier-���������The more support you  give us, the better paper we will give you. BELLS COOLA COURIER  Saturday, April 21,  t'9i7.  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1  Year $1.00  6 Month*   ............   ...:.....:   0.75  3 Month*        0.50  United State*  1  Year $1.50  United Kingdom  1  Year $1.00  Subtcription* payable in advance.  Subscribers not receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at once. Changes in address should be  sent in as soon as possible.  For Advertising Hates.  Apply at  Office.  To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name and address of every writer of such letters  must be "given'to the editor.  The Editor reserves the right to refuse publi-.  cation of any letter. All manuscript nt writer's  risk.  "g>ahie jifljwit uuprnna rat lex."  SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1917.  Oar Fur Supply.  Is our fur supply decreasing?  This is a question that is often  asked by all collectors and others  who are interested in the fur industry, or connected with the  buying and selling of the raw  pelt.  Bella Coola, evidently one of  the best fur collecting points on  the Pacific Coast and looked upon fifty' years ago by the Hudson's Bay Company as the foremost collecting station on r the  mainland of British Columbia,  has not had the amount of furs  this year, as was usually brought  in during former seasons. Perhaps the fur-bearing animals are  becoming fewer, but in this par-1  ticular section there maybe other  causes.  The Indian is still the reliable  trapper, but of late years poor  Loo has had so many jobs thrust  upon him that he has very little  time to devote to working his  traps.  Another reason may be the  market? When war broke out,  o European fur market was the  first to be effected, and for a  time prices went down, with the  result that many large fur houses  in America failed.  However this has been somewhat remedied lately. This new  importance of the United States  as a factor in the Canadian Fur  traffic extended to the export  trade as well, for of the Dominion's total shipments of domestic  furs and fur goods in the fiscal  year just ended the United States  took 78 per cent, against 48.4  per cent in 1915 and 38.4 per cent  in 1914.  The production of furs in Canada in 1910 was more than double  that of 1900, the value increasing  by 114.25 per cent during the  .'��������� decade. It is said that.whilefur  values have risen in recent,���������years,  the number, of skins collected  shows a decrease in each class  on account of the gradual settlement of previously uninhabited  regions, alnd because of the efforts of the Dominion and various  provincial governments to insure  a closed season for the preservation of game and fur-bearing  animals.  A Keyhole Politician.  Mr. Bowser's reputation as an  unscrupulous politician is such  that the attorney-general ref err-  to him recently in the House as  "the  keyhole reporter of  this  session, the keyhole politician of  the House."  It has transpired during the  session that Mr. Bowser apparently has, other means than those  of espionage for obtaining information.   As Hon.  M. A. Macdonald pointed out in the House,  all those who are acquainted with  constitutional   procedure   know  that the relations between the  lieutenant-governor,   as   representing the crown, and the ministers of the crown, are of the  highest  confidential   character.  This confidence is scrupulously  observed by the ministers, and  the lieutenant-governor is under  the same obligation to observe  it, and, in theory, it is. shared by  no one else.   The fact that in-  information which if true, was  theoretically in possession of the  lieutenant-governor and  ministers of the government, was used  on the floor of the House by Mr.  Bowser, in taunting the government,'has aroused public curiosity and places the lieutenant-governor in a peculiar position.  ��������� Either Mr. Bowser enjoys a  confidence he has no right to  have, and ,has broken it, or he  invented the statement that the  Naden appointment and the Ren-  wick resignation had been held  up until Premier Brewster had  been communicated with by wire.  The role of spy appears to suit  Mr. Bowser, very well.  the presence aboard the mail  liner of Russian officials is supposed to have been sent out from  England to the U-boat from some-  were on the east coast. This  brings to mind the case of the  New Hampshire, where the information of the loss of that vessel was known in Berlin and in  the German press before it appeared in England.  o    o     o,:,'e    o  Glory for Canada.  un     S*  i     r-k    f       i.ir By the capture of Vimy ridge  Why Cuba Declared War.    _    ���������,. ���������    L        .    ,,   . ,.  Canadian troops added greatly  Cuba gives the same reasons to their past record With few  as the United States for declar-1 exceptlons> ,Vimy ridge has been  ing war against Germany. But ��������� the scene of the most sanguinary  Cuba has some reasons of her encountera. n was here in the  own. With the United States at gpring of 1915( before the ter.  war Cuba would be made a ren- rible dramas o������ .Verdun and the  dezvous for German-American gomme were conceived; that the  plotters. Itwouldbeaconveni-I y of Francd made the first  entbase for all kinds of sneak \ t attempt to drive the en-  operations. It might be difficult trenched enemy from h5sposi.  for a neutral Cuba to hunt down jtions The progl.eaa mad(?| rec.  these conspirators and, make a konedin miles> was almost neg.  case against them. But a belli- 1JKiblei but the FreBch learnei]  gerent Cuba can interh them atQn th6 r5dgesand in the shelter-  sight.   Or if they have plotted' iesssiopesof this difficult ground  ��������� i         1 ...  Mackay Smith, Biair & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Wholesale  DRY GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  OF "PRIDE OF THE WEST'   BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,  OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  "MADE   IN    B. C."  Send for Catalogue Prompt Attention Given Letter Order.  murder they can pay the appro  priate price. Cuba can protect  herself better by open war than  by watching out for spies,and  plotters.  o     c     o     o     o     '  German Espionage.  That German espionage is still  rampant is evidenced by the following instance which goes' to  show that German organizations  are still at work in England as  well, as in neutral countries. A  short time ago on a> certain mail  steamer from Bergan, Norway,  the lessons that, enabled- them to  '.win at Verdun.  Guilty of Graft,  Sir Charles Davidson, commissioner, has reported on the case  of W. F. Garland, formerly Con-      aui��������� _���������... ___������,   servative member of parliament to Newcastle, were six Russian  I for Carleton, Ontario, in the matter of a drug contract made at  the beginning of the war/ The  sum involved "was small' as war  contracts go, and. the profits of  $9000 was returned to the department when the affair was exposed. But it was a clear case  of graft and all grafters should  be punished to the full extent of  the law, especially in war time.  And not, as in "the case of this  Conservative member who,had  no right to be interested in government contracts, merely lose  his position.  officers as passengers. Less than  one hundred miles off the English  coast a,German submarine fired  a shot across the bridge of the  Norwegian vessel, the captain  stopped his ship, lowered a boat  and brought the ship's papers  over. Coming onboard the submarine commander told the Norwegian captain that he had six  Russian officers on board who  were on their way to England  to take over an ice breaker, and  it was them he wanted.  The information in respect to  PACIFIC MILK  Can be whipped just like  any fresh cream.    This  denotes its superior  1   quality.  YOU'LL LIKE PACIFIC  FOOD  PRODUCTS  CO., LTD., Manufacturers  Office: 322 DRAKE STREET, VANCOUVER, B. C.  m  M. NEWTON.  '' The Prince Rupert Empire  man, who is a candidate for the  House of Commons for this Riding.  While others stand for what  will benefit their party, he stands  ���������for what will benefit these districts. '  The Finest  Wheat in  the World  ���������plus milling skill���������plus milling experience���������plus modern mill plant  ���������plus many other important factors and you have the answer���������  tandar  ���������without a peer in the whole world.  ROYAL STANDARD FLOUR is born in"Canadian,  Wheat Fields���������the best wheat producing lands  on' earth.  The net result when ROYAL STANDARD is-used- ���������  Bread, Biscuits, Buns, etc.,'bigger in volume-  finer in texture���������greater in food value���������cleaner  and whiter in body.  The trademark, the Circle V on the sack assures you.  SOLD BY ALL STOREKEEPERS  ���������  = ���������  Compare���������price for price���������r  GREAT   WEST  TEA  with the tea you are now using.  It's Better.  LEES0N, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B. C.  A  HOC  3������C  30E  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT AND, PASSENGER SERVICE  ���������..���������������������������-���������'BETWEEN y- ;���������;������������������' .;���������  BELLA CdOLA and VANCOUVER  S. S." CamOSUn"   Leaves Vancouver every  Tuesday at lip. m.      (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Fridays a. rri.  D  o  ,0  S. S.   "Coquitlam-"  sails   from  Vancouver fortnightly, carrying,Gasoline and Explosives,   will call  ;,at Bella Coola by arrangement. .     :    -  For rates of Freights, Fares and other information, apply to  Head Office, Carrall St., Vancouver; or Geo. McGregor,  agent, 1003 Government,St., Victoria.  Q  o  D  4:-'  Advertise your Wants in the Courier  THE NEW GERMAN SUBMARINETzONE.  hh wim uiujjuwjyiiuijyg  \mwmiM9Mmmmm ?  "LS  Saturday, April2l, 1917  BELLAi COOLA COURIER  It Has Become a Duty.  The following is from the New  York Sun, which was some time  ago the most anti-British paper  in the United States: "The impulses of the German soldier seem  to be those of an insane gorilla,  rendered more _diabolic by the  possession of malevolent intelligence. It has become the duty  not of England, France, or Russia alone but of all mankind to  scourge out the spirit of evil and  restore safety to the earth.".  Norway Papers Sarcastic.  The Tidens Tegn. commenting  on attacks made by German officials on the Norwegian press,  says:  "The gentlemen declare they  have no wish to prevent freedom  of speech in Norway, but Norwegians must understand Germany's position and must not  condemn or rebuke the Germans  for their methods. It is necessary for the .Norwegian fleet to  sail if Norway is not to starve.  Even small neutral states have  the right to live and ships are  necessary for the very existence  of Norway.  "Germany cannot expect good  from the press of Norway when  'peaceful seamen are daily shot  down helplessly. Since the outbreak of the war, 420 Norwegian  ships, one-quarter of the entire  Norwegian tonnage, has been  destroyed and 325 Norwegian  men and women killed, and 100  more'are missing. But Norway  must not complain."  A Deserter.  Here is an anecdote of how a  cat preferred the British to the  Germans:  The lookout men saw a cat  emerge from'the German trenches in front of them,-make her  way calmly to their trenches,  pass through, and proceed to the  rear where she carefully inspected the officers' billets'. ' Then  she retraced her steps to the  German lines and the soldiers  supposed they had seen the last  of her. To there amazement,  she reappeared, with a kitten in  her mouth, passed by them to  the zone of comparative safety  in the rear, dropped her kitten  in a dugout, went back to the  German trenches and got pussy  number two.    Finally she had  i i  three kittens safe in the British  lines and speculation as to her  reason for the removal of the  kittens was in vain. She never  told why she deserted the Germans.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  COAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  w . Manitoba, Saskatchewan ond Alberta,  the Yukon Teeritory, 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 2,660 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-Agent  of the district in which the rights applied for  ar������ situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or le������al subdivisions of sections, and in unaurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Agent with Hworn returns acco������ntinit for the  full quantity of merchantable coul >m nod and pay  the royally thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such lelurns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coul 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 ruts of $10.00 an ucrc.  For full information application should be  made to tho Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of LViminion Lauds.  W. W. COKY.  ' Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B.���������Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30C90.  .'.J. ' " ii.  BUSINESS CARDS  ion  ear the "Dayfoot"  Solid Leather  Sh  oe  MADE FOR B. C. WEATHER  G. B. DAYFOOT and Co'y'  Georgetown, Ont. and  303 Mercantile Building  Vancouver, B. C.  When are you going to paint  that house ?  GALLON   in   time will  save nine���������and a few repair bills too.  We carry a big line of inside  and outside paints for all purposes���������every color imaginable.  9  Late War News.  An editor in the far west dropped into church for the first time  in many years. The minister  was in the very heart of the sermon. " The editor listened for a  while then rushed to his office.  "What are you fellows doing?  How about the news from tho  seat of war?"  .   "What news?"  "Why. all this about the Egyptian army being drowned in the  Red Sea. The minister up at the  church knows all about it, arid  you have not a word of it in our  latest. Bustle round, you fellows, and get out ah extra special  edition."���������Tit Bits.  Fur Sales Agency  600 dealers and trappers -of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years.  Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20  of the biggest fur buyers in the world  bid on your fur instead of one individual house assures the, highest market  price always.  . We hold sales monthly, but will advance 75 per cent, of value on receipt,  sending balance immediately after sale.  Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  Willis���������What do you think is  the greatest blunder of the war?  Gillis���������That they ever started  it.  Watch Repairs  Send your watch to us for guaranteed repairs at lowest prices.  A price given before proceeding with work. If not-satisfactory, watch will be returned free  of expense.  O. B. ALLAN  Diamond Merchant���������Optician  Granville and Pender.Vancouver.B.C.  QMBB94M  M>4a������O<4BS&049HfrO4HHf'C8  REMINGTON  nil  We feature ihb* Remington UMC  line of Arms and Ammunition���������known  everywhere as the choice of 'leading  sportsmen.  Everything for the hunter and trap  shooter.  B. Brynildsen & Co.  s#vtC't'.s-:wss';  Comfort and luxury assured at a  minimum cost. Many Prince Rupert testimonials prove its worth  Have You Got $20?  If not your credit is good  Harry Hanson  Special Water Heater  (Patented In Canada)  Installed in your kitchen range;  will give you all the hot water  you can use within thirty minutes  after fire is started. 121 now in  use in. Prince Rupert and every  user a booster. You don't know  hot water comforts till you have  seen these re^utysr $20.00 is the  Cost.;' Absolutely-.rip charge unless satisfactory.  :  A.bathi supply within twenty minutes  after fire is starfed and then a new supply every twenty minutes thereafter.  Wall radiators can also be run from  your hot water boiler and other rooms  healed with no extra cost for fuel.  The Result Will Surprise You  Investigate!"~  Harry HansonTXmb������?'0  ;    P. O. Box 395  139 2nd Ave., Prince Rupert, B.C.  WATER NOTICE  T'ake Notice.that George S.  1  McTavish,,' whose addiess is  733 ��������� Lampsori Street,  Victoria,  B. C, will apply for a license to  take and use 600 cubic feet per  day of water out of an unnamed  creek, which flows into Victoria  Coveand drains into Rivers Inlet,  B. CM about three miles in a  westerly direction from Wannuck  River. The water will be diverted from the stream at a point  about 1800 feet from the northwest corner post of Lot 1061 and  will be used for domestic and  cannery purposes upon the land  described as Lot 1061, Range 2,  Coast District. This notice was  posted on the ground on the 6th  day of April 1917.  A copy, of this notice and an  application pursuant thereto and  to the "Water Act, 1914," will  be filed in the office of the Water  Recorder at Vancouver. Objections to the application 'may be  filed with the said Water Recorder or with the Comptroller  of Water Rights, Parliament  Buildings, Victoria, within 30  days after the first appearance  of this notice in a local newspaper. The date of the first  publication of this notice is April  21st. 1917.  G. S. MCTAVISH, Applicant-  April 2X -May] 2.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DIBTBIOT   Or   COAST���������BAN OS  III.  Take, notice that; I, Frank Inrig, of  Wadhams, B. C;, occupation cannery-  man, intend to \ apply for permission  to purchase the' following described  land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southwest corner of Lot 1041 on Goose  Bay, Rivers Inlet, thence east'20chains,  thence south 20 chains, thence west 20  chains to the shore, thence following  the shore line to the place of commencement.'  .FRANK INRIG,.  Dated, March 28, 1917.      Ap. 7--J'ne 2-  ': .-:^L.-~2Z^nss^������  1 helviason (jr riischriano  of to-day will make plain our  privilege to state with authority:  "NO FINER  PIANO MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  323  I  M  H  ^Jl Let us attend. your Victor Record  ^u mail orders���������qur service is intelligent  and guaranteed.       Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  r^r  H^S  \a/HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  IUHAT person so independent?   <  TyLfHAT ambition more noble tHari to  be a producer of the necessaries  of life?  Bella Coola  farmers are independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  ���������' -.     .       .;f-    .     1A_      .,   '   ������.,'    ..   V-' '-.Sitlr���������x-'.ifi  View of a ranch in Bella Coola Valley;  HTHE 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 excel- ���������  lent 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 carried away  over twenty first prizes.  <���������>  OELLA COOLA and the surrounding  *-^ country possesses wonderful wealth  in timber, as yet almost entirely undeveloped, and perhaps at no other point  on the Northern Coa3t is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.  .^SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One.Year   Six Months ...;......  Three Months ........:  UNITED STATES.  One Year.'. ....:   .$L00  .0.75  . 0.50  $1.50.  United Kingdom and the Continent.  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The  Maple Leaf clubs' in London are  for Canadian soldiers, and they  are doing splendid work.    Big  houses are taken and fitted up  for the   soldiers   comfort,  and  gentlewomen, from royalty down  wards, are glad to serve in the  capacity as hostesses, waitresses  and friends.   When  the troops  come back to London, muddy and  wearied from the trenches, they  find good food, good beds, and  good baths waiting.   They pay  for what they get, but at a reasonable price. The.drawing-rooms  of these clubs are amongst the  jolliest places in the metropolis.  There is plenty of music and all  kinds  of   easy   chairs.      Lady  Drummond, who,has done such  admirable service ior the Canadian troops in London, told how  Princess Patricia thought it an  honor to don cap and apron to  serve the men:   Others think the  same and are proud  to render  service to the sons of the Dominions who in a time of supreme  crisis have risen to the highest.  ADVERTISERS  Now is the time to keep  your name before the  public. No manufacturer or wholesalehouse can  afford to let slip the opportunity of increased  sales that public advertising brings.  Next to" mother love is the love  of country. There are some who  skipped over to the United States  a while ago to avoid military  service who will now be developing a love for the mother for  whom previously they did not  give a shoestring.. It is to be  hoped that mother will have a  slipper or a shingle waiting for  them if the immigration cfficers  let the skulkers through.���������Ex.  DEAL ESTATE booms in the  cities have come and gone.  People are beginning to Mock 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."  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.  We will do it right.  Germany has now committed  a sin more grievous even than  that of sinking merchant vessels  of neutrals without, warning.  She has defaulted the payment  of the loan of $10,000,000 which  she floated in the United States.  ���������Ex.  UILD 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.  1  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  HTHE 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"  BUTTER   EGGS  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS* & CO., Ltd.  Packers and Provisioned  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 1895.  rymiasen  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Notions  Staple and Fancy  Groceries-  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  ��������� |   CAMP. HEATING AND COOK STOVES  Advertise your Wants in the Courier  General Joffre, who is expected  to arrive in Washington this  week on a special mission  to the United States.  A French statistician figures  it out that every person in Fran.ce  will have to pay a monthly tax  of $5.55 for the next 40 yeaxs,  in order to liquidate France's  war indebtedness. This will mean  $16,480 having been paid by each  person at the end of forty years.  Some Achievement.  For a commercial nation of not  50,000,000 people suddenly summoned to arms has produced a  bigger army than history ever  before recorded, and a war mac  hine in Europe that for wealth  of shell, explosive and war pow  er is the amazement of the Ger  mans.   Britain has done in com  parativelyshort time what Ger  many took thirty years to do, and  she has done it more thoroughly  and on a vaster scale. - Without  an English'airplane engine cap  able of circling her own islands  she has vanquished the boasted  Zeppelin.   With submarines by  the hundred threateningher coast  defenses and  her  food supply  she has swept all oceans, bottling  the German fleet.   She has made  the English Channel her multiple  track ocean railway; fought in  Africa, the Dardanelles; grappl  ed with the Turk and Bulgar;  fed the armies of France; main'  tained the armies and govern  ments of Belgium and Serbia, and  altogether she has advanced three  thousand million of dollars to her  Allies.        ' ���������   ���������  This is admittedly some co'n  siderable achievement for the  British Lion who was regarded  as a mere bag of trade and a  whelp of the seas before the war  began. 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Rainfall for the year (1916)  40.89 inches.  /OL. 5���������NO. 19  BELLA COOLA, B.C., SATURDAY, APRIL 21,  1917.  $1.00 a Year  ranee  nces "Big Push? by Taking 10,  isoners  rench Deliver  Terrific Smashes  St. Quentin in Flames    London, April 17���������British con-  Paris Ap^Ull^French began !tmue to gradually widen the  e attack this morning afterjsecond ?aP of the Hindenburg  veral days of artillery prepara-  between Rheims and Sois:-  ns, several German lines were  ken and more than ten thous-  i.o n  | line north of St. Quentin, having  captured position known as Trois  Sauvages, east of Gricourt. St.  Quentin continues to burn.    Al-  vay to north of Lens still holds  out.    Germans apparently sent  their reserves and are making  i       ���������- '������������������ad uinUmnnot,'1 desperate defense to enable their  nchronize with British bigpush.i      K  u    ���������*.������������������^���������~    q^^o,,'-. engineers to complete the  de-  now be starting,    todays,    fc ^    ...  cial report indicated  spread  id prisoners taken.    Fighting  Ascribed as of utmost violence.  france's great offensive timed to;  Italians on the Offensive  Rome, April 18.--Italy may be  starting offensive timed to catch  Teutons when they are direly in  need of men to withstand Fran-!  Lafere, St. Quentin and  Lens May Fall to Allied  Onslaught Any Minute  i--  lay  violent artillery preparations  |j, along Champagne front, an  crease in French drive toward  Quentin, more bitter fighting  iuth of Oise and terriffic smash-  far down south in Alsace Lor-  Vne. ���������./������������������'��������� '���������/.-': :  [nited States Plans  Formulating Rapidly  ashington, April  17.���������Hon.  J. Balfour arrived in the Uni-  States and expected to reach  ashington this afternoon, first  inference Wednesday.  lOne of most eventful weeks in  erican history lay before the  ates today.    With Wilson's ap-  ial calling for co-operation of  ery man  and  woman of the  tion in waging successful war.  inging conflict home to every  rm,   factory   and   household,  ents of next few  days will  ve America rapidly forward  participation in the struggle  ���������jth Germany.     Congress put  r on a firm footing this week,  lyen billion   war loan to pass  al stages immediately.    Allied  mission expected to outline  111 plans of campaign.     Ex-past.Bryan personally told the  Resident he is for anything the  yernment wants   in  pushing  r to quick and successful end.  ged war time prohibition.  avy recruiting strong, brings  more than one thousand men  day.  strucdon of, mines and factories  at Lens. The counter attacks  which the. Germans launched'at  Monchy and Lagnicourt, suggest  'that the British are approaching  dangerously near new German  line. Germans have several  strong positions about the city to  which they still cling. Enemy  defenses before Lens reduced to  dust by our artillery.    Germans  London, April 18.���������Five key-  points of the much vaunted Hin-  r, ... ,       , ,   .   ��������� rdenburg line were struck at so  co-British push on western front, h .   . _ ��������� . . ���������  AJ  . , rt ��������� ,     ,        fsavagely by great Franco-British  Advices  from   Switzerland  re-^  ported Italian artillery extremely  active on  Isonzo front.    Large  number of Austrians taken also  the enemy sustained very heavy,     ���������   . .,    ���������    ���������.   .       ,      , L   .  josses may fall to,allied onslaught al-   ������������������ -jniost any   hour.    Cambrai  and  T^aon less closely enveloped, but  U-Boat Fires First Shot in the War With America  ship escaped.    For military reasons navy department refused to  jdrive today that their continuation in enemy's hands much longer seems impossible. Of the five,  Lens,   Lafere   and St.  Quentin  Washington, April 18.-��������� Germany fired the first shot of war  against America today and miss-! state location of encounter, but  ed. Official information reached lit is believed the submarine is  navy 'department shortly after-hovering off the New Jersey  noon that the United States de-| coast,-short distance below New  stroyer Smith was. fired upon by! York  city itself.    Incident will  Zurich, April 18.���������According  to reports received . "here both  Turkey and Bulgaria have formerly broken off relations with  the United States.  Amsterdam, April 18. General strike ties up Berlin. Industrial life of the capita! of the  German Empire isatastand still  as a protest against the bread  rations.   Official statement mini  mizes the importance of the  lost twelve hundred killed in the.strike and deelares^very few in^  attack on Lagnicourt, the battle j dustries are affected and it is  shows enemy unable to stem the-; iacking  public  support.     New  tide of reveYse^r-^"^-      '-;"��������� "*' socialist "party forming,   demo-  InMesopptarniav/e have driven cratization of   Germany is  the  the Turks back to their old positions on Jebelsam. ''  Air raid on Freburg has been  carried out as a reprisal for German U-boat attacks on hospital  ships, was reported by the admiralty tonight.  Travellers arriving from Germany say that a general strike  commenced this morning in Berlin and that riots are taking place  in the German capital.  >V$#s  [exico City,  April  17.��������� Carta's speech gives no hint to  jrman   plot.     Mexico  will  be  itral says the president in his  Iress of four hours duration.  San Francisco, April 17.    Jap-  'ese admiralty say there are no  ������H$in divers in Pacific waters.  f^l&Vashington, April 17.-Admin-  fc^ialrat ion's schemo  to construct  *.������M thousand   ships   to  ensure  ' x'abid and continuous tranship-  n������ent of war supplies and food-"'  stuffs lo Allies took definite shape  tojay when fifty million dollars  eojfporation was formed to build  Up operate these vessels.-   Col.  yethals will  superintend  con-  n,WMmUct'on ar>d also control all the  ^fjTl^en ships now in the hands of  w vii^xjTO administration.  \0m  Canadian Casualties  In Taking Vimy Ridge  Reported as 12,000  Ottawa, April 17.���������Cabled estimates of Canadian casualties  sustained in the recent fighting  around Vimy ridge are put down  as twelve thousand, but the report is discredited here. No official report of losses available  yet, but unofficially it is estimated on good authority that the  Canadian losses will be between  five and six thousand.  Government placed wheat,  wheat flour and semolina on the  free list. Parliament to meet in  premier's absence.   New York, April 18.���������Sarah  Bernhardt, noted French actress,  lies seriously ill at Mount Sinai  hospital and her condition this  morning is reported as critical.  Proposed government war tax  on corporations will cost United  States Steel Corporation $437,-  000,000.  ,. The U-boat off the American  Seo.ast is believed to be seeking  the allied commission ship.  ambitious aim of its leaders.  The Hague, April 18.���������Socialists plan for big convention at  Stockholm.  Rio de Janeiro, April 18���������Fifty  thousand Brazilians today cheered warlike declaration of Senator Barbosa. War inevitable says  minister.   Widespread anti-Ger-"  man riots reported from  Porto  Alegro.  menace of the drive was none  the less at these points. Gen.  Haig's report told of another  successful thrust to south of  Cambrai and around Ephy, aim-  ecTat Lecatet eleven miles south  of Cambrai. Paris official statement more than confirmed the  most sanguine hopes of success  in the joint offensive entertained  h<ere. General Nivelle reported  desperate. German. attempts at  Aillies to stem the French for-  w^ard. _r u s h on Laon. Aillies  lies about seven miles south of  Laoh. Counter attacks repulsed  by French and again Gen. Nivel-  lesrforces withstood another  powerful German attack atSorcy  fouiimiles north of Rheims. Apparently at these two sections  the French wedge has penetra-  trated enemy's lines. German  losses tremendous.  Turkish troops in Mesopotamia  steadily   retreating,   advancing  forces meet with slight opposition.  ,'Faeed with organized efforts  German submarine at 3:30 a. m.  The torpedo launched by U-boat  stir up country to realization that  war is at hand and stimulate re-  missed   the Smith,   latter gave cruiting both for the army and  chase to submarine but enemy  the navy.  Some anxiety has been felt that  there would be a shortage in the  Canadian supply of potatoes. Of confined  course there is a likelihood of a  scarcity in some provinces, especially so if the demand con-i ment.  tinues to come from the other  side.    In   British  Columbia  the  Mr. C. Carlson, who has been  ailing for some time and been  indoors   for   the   last  month,   left   for   Victoria   last  week to undergo surgical treat-  The much talked of "spud" is  now leaving the valley in weekly  supply will" be about sufficient cu,--���������^^  ���������   ���������>     M,  ; shipments, and will continue to  for seed and food.    Alberta has ��������� ^  about 800,000 bushels for export. [  so until the whole of last year's  At this time it is impossible to  estimate the surplus in Saskat-  ! crop; has been disposed of.  Mrs> Thos. Engebretson was a  Boston, April, 18.���������Mysterious by Irish Nationalists to force a  aeroplane sighted over Boston : general election, Bonar Law an-  and Maine railroad crossing Pis- nounced in the commons this  cataqua river. Another aero- afternoon that he will make a  plane been sighted flying over statement next week outlying  Portsmouth navy yard. question on Irish home rule.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  and twenty miles inland from  here, have wintered well, and  that spring is now coming fast  in that section of the interior.  Minneapolis, April 18.���������Grain  men welcomed Canada's action  in placing wheat on free list.  Portland.- One hundred carloads of wheat daily for next two  months will leave Portland consigned to Allies in Europe.  The power launch Bentink,  Captain Moller, called here last  week en route to Ocean Falls  after visiting the different logging camps now operating for the  Pacific Mills. Loggers are not  very plentiful at the present  time, but some forty are engaged  at camp eleven on the South  Bentink, and a similar number  more welcome than a man who  brings in items of news, even  though it concerns himself. We  naturally consider everyone who  furnishes an item to make our  columns interesting as a benefactor. We hope that none of  our readers will have the least  hesitancy in visiting the Courier  office and leaving us an item, es-  are operating camp twelve atjpecially the doings of the boys  Kwatna.   Most of the other com- j at the front,  pany's camps now running are  short handed.  A large crew of men are now  at work at the local cannery.  Pile driving has begun, it is also  intended to extend the wharf in  front of the cannery.  It is quite surprising to an  editor sometimes to have a patron  come into the office and give him  an item of news and apologize as  though his visit might be considered an intrusion.   Nobody is  Mr. O. J. Lokken lost his house  by fire on Tuesday evening. Some  sparks from the chimney had  evidently lodged on the roof  causing the shingles to ignite.  The fire had gained such headway that even with help it would  have been impossible to save the  house  when it was noticed by  Mrs. Lokken, who with the children was at home at the time.  Some of the furniture and bedding was got out, but beyond  that nothing was saved.  The launch Wyrill, from Vancouver, arrived last Monday, having on board the following well-  known knights of the grip: E.  j J. Wilson of the Imperial Tobac-  [co Co., E. O. Doctor of Ramsay  Bros., G. L. Allan of the Cana-  dia Consolidated Rubber Co., J.  J. Whalen of Sherman-Williams  Co. and T. G. Wall of the McClary  Manufacturing Co.  Stormy weather marked the  first part of their journey, but as  usual upon nearing the vicinity  of Bella Coola old sol shone in  all his glory and the hearts of the  visitors were made glad. This  is the first visit to Bella for several of the boys and they at once  fell in love with the scenery and  the climate. The travellers report good business all along the  coast. They left on Tuesday and  intend going further north on  their journey.  Lunn Astleford is spending a  few days in town, coming from  his father's place at Firvale. He  states the season in his section  is as far advanced as in other  parts of the valley, though not  so much ahead as last year at  this time, which was considered  a very backward spring.  chewan. Ontario may break even j visitor in town this week. She  in the demaiTd and supply. Que- in forms us that cattle on their  beet is reported to have enough j ranch at Toudistan, one hundred  for home use, but nothing to export. New Brunswick claims to  have 750,000 bushels for export.  Nova Scotia will have none to  spare, but Prince Edward Island  will have 500,000 bushels for export.  The different provincial governments are asking people to  both economize in the present  use of potatoes and do their utmost to plant as many as possible. It will also be up to the  people of Bella Coola to do their  bit-in the raising of spuds. The salving of the S. S. Prince  Rupert is slow going. The steamer at the time of the mishap was  travelling at a good speed and  with the high tide at the time of  stranding went considerably further on Genn Island than it would  have been possible at any other  time. The result of this is that  a great deal of blasting has to be  done, rocks removed and other  work carried out in order to bring  the liner back to where she will  float. Practically the whole bottom of the vessel for a distance  of 180 feet has been torn out.  Another attempt to float the ship  will be made about Monday.-  Sunday School  Church Service  6  Qllutrrh Nnlir?    3  10:45 a.m.  7:30 p.m.  Preacher for Sunday ���������Rev.  W. H. Gibson.  All  Are  Welcome.  r\0NT forget to bring in your Subscription  to the Courier���������The more support you  give us, the better paper we will give you.  ������i  ���������t,t. 1   "}'JS\,ii%T.  II ^'Sp  ' i fc"������f tVS'liSrMlS '  WW,  w\  I- J.>- I  'miaNs r���������/9������iKa3  mil?? $?#]  fit &������?%������������&������ JSc'  SI'.' J.)feJ.'rk  i  ������k������ *iW>  '������' %4t������  ������P  ������������;  > >*  I  A, *'    ii  r 1-  iftft'.i   1  ���������>    .       'J  ���������1,  if* >  %>  *fH'  ,������ *  )  BELLA COOLA COURIER  Saturday,   April 21,  f^j  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  1V Canad&     $1-00  ������������*'���������   0.75  ;?;on*,   0.50  3 Month*   United State*  1 Year $1'5������  United Kingdom  1 Year   Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscribers not receiving their copy  rejmlarly please1 notify the management  a? once. Changes in address should be  sent in as soon.as possible.   For Advertising!Rates,  Apply at  Office.  ' Tn Pohrespondbnts���������While unobjectionable an-  TonyS coSnications will be PL������WUhed. toe  Ze and address of every writer of such letters  The'^SSS^ffiteht to refuse publi,  catiiofany'letter? All manuscript at wnter's  risk. ''   "g'aluii pnjJuH fiuprma s&t Isx"  SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1917.  Our Fur Supply.  Is our fur supply decreasing?  This is a question that is often  asked by all collectors and others  who are interested in the fur industry, or connected with the  ���������buying and selling of the raw  tfelt.  : Bella Coola, evidently one of  the best fur collecting points on  the Paeific'Coast and lookedup:  oh 'fifty years ago by the Hud-  ���������soti's Bay Company as the foremost-collecting station on the  mainland of British Columbia,  has not had the amount of furs  this year, as was usually brought  in duringjformer seasons. Perhaps, the fur-bearing'animals are  becoming/fewer, ;but;in this particular section^ihere maybe other  causes. ;.  -\   *  -.  -���������  The-Indian :is'still the reliable  trapper, but" of late years poor  Loo has had so many jobs thrust  upon-him that he has very little.  time to devote to  working his  traps.  Another reason may be the  market^ When war broke out,  European fur market was the  first "to., .be effected, and for a  time prices went down, with the  result that many large fur houses  in America failed.  -However this has been somewhat remedied lately. This new  "importance of the.United States  as a factor in the Canadian Fur  traffic extended to the export  trade as well, for of the Dominion's total shipments of domestic  furs and fur goods in the fiscal  year just ended the United States  took 78 per cent, against 48.4  per cent in 1915 and 38.4 per cent  in 1914.  The production of furs in Canada in 1910 was more than double  that of 1900, the value increasing  by 114.25 per cent during the  decade. It is said that while fur  values have risen in recent years,  the number of skins collected  shows a decrease in each class  on account of the gradual settlement of previously uninhabited  regions, and because of the efforts of the Dominion and various  provincial governments; to insure  a closed season for the preservation of game and fur-bearing  animals.  A Keyhole Politician.  Mr. Bowser's reputation as an  unscrupulous politician  is such  that the attorney-general ref err-'  to him recently in the House as (  "the keyhole reporter  of   this  session, the keyhole politician of  the House."  It has transpired during the  session that Mr. Bowser apparently has other means than those  of espionage for obtaining information. As Hon. M. A. Macdonald pointed out in the House,  all those who are acquainted with  constitutional procedure know  that the relations between the  lieutenant-governor, as representing the crown, and the ministers of the crown, are of the  highest confidential character.  This confidence is scrupulously  observed by the ministers, and  the lieutenant-governor is under  the same obligation to observe  it, and, in theory, it is shared by  no one else. The fact that in-  information which if true, was  theoretically in possession of the  lieutenant-governor and ministers of the government, was used  on the floor of the House by Mr.  Bowser, in taunting the'government,'has aroused publiccuriosi-  ty and places the lieutenant-governor in a peculiar position.  Either Mr. Bowser enjoys a  confidence he has no right to  have, and has broken it, or he  invented the statement that the  Naden appointment and the Ren-  wick resignation had been held  up until Premier Brewster had  been communicated with by wire.  The role of spy- appears to suit  Mr. Bowser very well.  ' O     O   ' o ' o     o  Guilty of Graft. .  , Sir Charles Davidson, commissioner, has reported, on the case  of W. F. Garland, formerly Conservative member of parliament  for Carleton, Ontario, in the matter of a drug contract-made at  the .beginning of the wa'r.~ The  sum involved was small as war  contracts go, and. the profits of  $9000 was returned to the department when the affair was exposed. But it was a clear case  of graft and all grafters should  be punished to the full extent of  the law, especially in war time.  And not, as in the case of this  Conservative member who had  no right to be interested in government contracts, merely lose  his position. ;    ~  MAKE PERFECT  -_;    BREAD  CAKES  MADE  IN CANADA  the presence, aboard the mail  liner of Russian officials is supposed to have been sent out from  ' England to the U-boat from some-  Iwere on the east coast. This  ! brings to mind the case of the  Ijtfew Hampshire,, where the in-  ! formation of the loss of that ves-  'sel was known in Berlin and in  1 the German press before it ap-  | peared in England.  gEAVniLLBTT COMPANY  Glory for Canada.  Bv the capture of Vimy ridge  Why Cuba Declared War. Canadian troops added greatly  Cuba giyes the same reasons to their past record.. With few  as the United States for declar-11 exceptions, Vimy ridge has been  ,ing war against Germany. But: the scene 0f the most sanguinary  Cuba has some reasons of ��������� her .enc0unters. It was here in the  own. With the United States at'spring of 1915, before the ter-  war Cuba would be made'a ren- ribie dramas of -Verdun and the  dezvous for German-American somme were conceived, that the  plotters. It would bea conveni-Lrrny 0f France made the first  ent base for all kinds of _neak great attempt to drive the en-  operations. It might be^ifficult trenched enemy from his posi-  for a neutral Cuba to "hunt "down tions. The progress, made, rec-  these conspirators and make a w^d in miles, was almost neg-  case against them. "But a belli- ijgjble,.butjthe Freach learned  gerent Cuba can'intern them at on the ridges and in the shelter-  sight.    Or if they -have plotted 'lessslopes of this difficult ground  murder they can pay the appro  priate price. Cuba "can. protect  herself better by open war than  by watching put- for spies^ and  plotters." .'     " - **���������;���������-������.      '-       ">  o     o  i o     o     o  German Espionage.   ; \  That German espionage is still  rampant is evidenced by the following, instance which goes to  show that German organizations  are still at work in England.as  well, as in neutral countries. A  short time ago on a-.certain mail  steamer from Bergan, Norway,  to Newcastle, were six Russian  officers as passengers. Less than  onehundrfed miles off the English  coast a'German submarine fired  a shot across the bridge of. the  Norwegian vessel, the captain  stopped his ship, lowered a boat  and brought the ship's papers  over. Coming onboard the"submarine commander told the Norwegian ��������� captain that he had six  Russian officers on board who  were on their way to Englaittl  to take over an ice breaker, and  it was them he wanted.       ' ;  The information in respect to  the lessons that enabled1 "them to  win at Verdun.  NEWTON "  ��������� The Prince Rupert Empire  man, who is a candidate for the  House of Commons for this Riding.  . While others stand for what  will benefit their party, he stands  for what'will benefit these districts.  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 Letter Ordm  PACIFIC MILK  Can be whipped just like-  any fresh  cream.    This  denotes its superior  quality.  YOU'LL LIKE PACIFIC"  FOOD   PRODUCTS   CO., LTD., Manufacturers  Office: 322 DRAKE STREET, VANCOUVER, B. C.  iys  W2  k\  m  //"  BEST      -^H  &������?-!%���������  The Finest  Wheat in  the World  ���������plus millingskill���������plus milling experience���������plus modern mill plant  ���������plus many other important factors and you have the answer���������  Royal Standard  Hour  ���������without a peer in the whole, world.  ROYAL STANDARD FLOUR is born in Canadian  Wheat Fields���������the best wheat producing lanes  on' earth.,  The net result when ROYAL STANDARD is used  Bread, Biscuits, Buns, etc., bigger in volrm<  finer in texture���������greater in food value���������- dea: tr  and whiter in body.  The trademark, the Circle V on the sack assures you.  SOLD BY ALL STOREKEEPERS  =__  Compare���������price for price���������  GREAT   WEST  TEA  with the tea you are now using.  It's Better.  LEES0N, DICKIE, GROSS lb CO., Ltd.  Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B. C.  Iw  ft  ���������rs  >m  HOE  D ��������� C  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SKKVICK  ���������    BETWEEN    ���������  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S. S." CamOSim"   Leaves   Vancouver  every  Tuesday at 11 p.m.       (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Fridays a.m.  S. S. "COQUITLAM" sails from Vancouver S"'1-  nightly, carrying Gasoline and Explosives, wiil ^i"  at Bella Coola by arrangement.  For rates of Freights, Fares and other information, ;������|  Head Office, Cakrall St., Vancouveii; or Gko. M,(,!  agent, 1003 Government St., Victoria.  30E  ''.'fa  u  THE NEW GERMAN SUBMARINE ZONE.  Advertise your Wants in the Courier  * r  rf>  ... ,..������w������(WVi\fl haturJay, April 21,   1917  \\  il*L_  ���������*  3f������S  %m  mm  m  M  wm  SS3S  m  I  id  *,���������#  BELLA; COOLA  COURIER  It Mas Become a Duty.  The following is from the New  York Sun, which was some time  ago the most anti-British paper  jn the United "States: "The impulses of the German soldier seem  to be those of an insane gorilla,  rendered more diabolic  by the  possession of malevolent intelligence. ���������. It Ms .become the duty  Lot of England, France, or Rus-  [sia alone but of all mankind to  Scourge out the spirit of evil and  frestore safety to the earth."  Norway Papers Sarcastic.  The Tidens Tegn, "commenting  'on attacks made by German officials on the Norwegian press,  says:. ' ������������������;'���������'  "The gentlemen declare, they  ave no wish to prevent freedom  [of speech in Norway, but Norwegians must understand Ger?  any's  position  and  must not  [condemn or rebuke the Germans  for their methods. It is neces-  ary for the Norwegian fleet to  ail if Norway is not to starve,  ven small neutral states have  he right to live and ships are  ecessary for the very existence  |of Norway....  "Germany cannot expect good  rom the press of Norway when  eaceful seamen are daily shot  wn helplessly. Since the out-  reak of the war, 420 Norwegian  lips, one-quarter of the entire  orwegiah tonnage, has been  estroyed and 325 Norwegian  en and women killed, and 100  ore are missing. But Norway  ust not complain."  i  COFFEE  The Coffee of Distinction  because   of   its   exquisite  flavor  Packed in our new hygienic  AIR-TIGHT TIN  The W. H. Malkin Company, Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  A Deserter.  Here is an anecdote of how a  cat preferred the British  Germans:  her mouth,  passed by them to  the zone of comparative safety  0 tne j in the rear, dropped her kitten  in a dugout, went back to the  fdo  The lookout men saw  a  catj German trenches and got pussy  emerge from'the German trenches in front of them, make her  way calmly to their trenches,  pass through, and proceed to the  rear whereshe carefully inspected the officers' billets. Then  she retraced her steps to the  German lines and the soldiers  supposed they had seen the last  of her. To there amazement,  she reappeared with a kitten in  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  fOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ^ .Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the-YoKON Tkukitorv, the North-west Tekri-  TOBiES 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 SI an  acre. Not mere than 2.0CO 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 hunts applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or leeral 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 $6 which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operatinj? the mine shall furnish  the Atfent with sworn returns acco'ihtinif for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining ritrhta  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 $10.00 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. B,���������Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30690.  BUSINESS CARDS  30E  **  Wear the "Dayfoot"  Solid Leather  Sh  oe  MADE FOR B. C. WEATHER  G. B. DAYFOOT and Co'y  Georgetown, Ont. and  303 Mercantile Building  Vancouver, B. C.  number two.     Finally she had  three kittens safe in the British  lines and speculation as to her  reason for the removal of the  kittens was in vain. She never  told why she deserted the Ger-I  mans.  Late War News.  An editor in the far west dropped into church for the first time  in many years. The minister  was in the very heart of the sermon. * The editor listened for a  while then rushed to his office.  "What are you fellows doing?  How about the news from the  seat of war?"  "What news?"  "Why. all this about the Egyptian army being drowned in the  Red Sea. The minister up at the  church knows all about it, and  you have not a word of it in our  latest. Bustle round, you fellows, and get out ah extra special  edition."��������� Tit Bits.  Fur Sales Agency  600 dealers: and trappers -of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fm Sales Agency for 3 years.  Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20  of the biggest fur buyers in the world  bid on your fur instead of one individual house assures the highest market  price always.  ; We hold sales monthly, but will advance 75 per cent, of value on receipt,  sending balance immediately after sale.  Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  [OE  WATER NOTICE  When are you going to paint  that house?  4   GALLON   in   time  will  save nine���������and a few  re-  pair bills too.  We carry a big line of inside  and outside paints for all purposes���������every color imaginable,  Sportsmen s  uarters  REMINGTON  UMC  Hea  We feature the Remington UMC  line of Arms and Ammunition���������known  everywhere as the choice of /leading  SDortsmen.  Everything for the hunter and trap  shooter.  B. Brynildsen & Co.  ���������V. i^lLONC,  i      ,������ir i.L '������������������  ^m jgcjgjjjSRSEHBSMBGSM  Willis���������What do you think is  the greatest blunder of the war?  Gillis���������That they ever started  it.  Watch Repairs  Send your watch to us for guaranteed repairs at lowest prices.  A price given before proceeding with work. If not-satisfactory, watch will be returned free  of expense.  O. B. ALLAN  Diamond Merchant���������Optician  Granville and Pender,Vancouver, B.C.  a  \  <0  Comfort and luxury assured at a  minimum cost. Many Prince Rupert testimonials prove its worth  Have You Go7$20? I  If not your credit is good  Harry Hanson  Special Water Heater 9  (Patented in Canada) ~  Installed in your kitchen range  will give you all the hot water  you can use within thirty minutes  after tire is started. 121 now in  use in Prince Rupert and every  user a booster. You don't know  hot water comforts till you have  seen these results; $20.00 is the  Coat. Absolutely no charge unless satisfactory.  A bath supply within twenty minutes  after fire is started and then a new supply every twenty minutes thereafter.  Wall radiators can also be run from  your hot water boiler and other rooms  heated rvith no extra cost for fuel.  The Result Will Surprise You  Investigate! "  Harry HansonThf?,^{i2?,e  P. O. Box 395  139 2nd Ave., Prince Rupert, B.C.  'Take Notice that George  S.  McTavish,. whose address is  733   Lampson  Street,   Victoria,  B. C., will apply for a license to  take and use 600 cubic feet per  day of water out of an unnamed  creek, which flows into Victoria  Cove and drains into Rivers Inlet,  B. C,  about three  miles  in  a  westerly direction from Wannuck  River.    The water will be dfver-  ted from the stream at a point  about 1800 feet from the northwest corner pest of Lot 1061 and  will be used for domestic  and  cannery purposes upon the land  described as Lot 1061, Range 2,  Coast District.    This notice was  posted on the ground on the 6th  day of April 1917.  A copy of this notice and an  application pursuant thereto and  to the "Water Act, 1914," will  be filed in the office of the Water  Recorder at Vancouver. Objections to the application may be  filed with the said Water Recorder or with the Comptroller  of Water Rights, Parliament  Buildings, Victoria, within 30  days after the first appearance  of this notice in a local newspaper. The date of the first  publication of this notice is April  21st, 1917.  G. S. McTAVISH, Applicant.  April 2i-rMay 12.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OF   COAST���������BANQE   IZX.  Take notice that' I, Frank Inrig, of  Wadhams, B. d, occupation cannery-  man, intend to I apply for permission  to purchase the following described  land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  southwest corner of Lot 1041 on Goose  Bay, Rivers Inlet, thence east20 chains,  thence south 20 chains, thence west 20  chains to the shore, thence following  the shore line to the place of commencement.  FRANK INRIG.  Dated, March 28, 1917.      Ap. 7-J'ne 2  H25  m  E  I heivlason (yriischiiano  of to-day will mat\e plain our  privilege to stale with authority:  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE!"    g  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  tflT  Let us attend  your Victor Record  jl   mail orders���������qur service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  ta'"������.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  'BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One Year $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year ���������  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year... $1.00  W  ������  \A7HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  r ���������  1X7HAT person so independent?  1X7HAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of   the necessaries  of life?  Bella  Coola   farmers: are  independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  View of a ranch in Bella Coola Valley;  ���������"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 carried away  over twenty first prizes.  OELLA COOLA and the surrounding  country possesses wonderful wealth  in timber, as yet almost entirely undeveloped, and perhaps at no other point  on the Northern Coa3t is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.  i 1  @  JL~���������  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO..  LTD.  BELLA COOLA,  B. C.  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name.  P. O.  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No manufacture  er or wholesalehbuse can  afford to let slip the opportunity of ' increased*  sales that public advertising brings.  DEAL 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."  Job Printing  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.   We will do it right.  DUILD UP YOUR HOME  D 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.  The Courier  $l % Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Maple Leaf Clubs.  Much has been  done  by the  people of England to make^the  Colonial forces comfortable. Not  only during their stay while-in  training, but more so for those  that have been wounded.   The  Maple Leaf clubs in London are  for Canadian soldiers, and they  are doing splendid work.    Big  houses are taken and fitted up  for the   soldiers   comfort   and  gentlewomen, from royalty down  wards, are glad to serve in the  capacity as hostesses, waitresses  and,friends.    When  the troops  come back to London, muddy and  wearied from-the trenches, they  find good food,  good beds, and  good baths waiting.   They pay  for what they get, but at a reasonable price. The drawing-rooms  of these clubs are amongst the  jolliest places in the metropolis.  There is plenty of music and all  kinds   of   easy   chairs.       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She hasjnade  the English Channel her multiple  track ocean railway; fought in  Africa, the Dardanelles; grappled with the 'furk and Bulgar;  fed the armies of France; maintained the atmies and governments of Belgium and Serbia, and  altogether she has advanced three  thousand million of dollars to her  Allies. -  ���������  ;This is admittedly some considerable achievement for the  British Lion who was regarded  as a mere bag of trade and a  whelp of the seas before the war  began. The Prussians could calculate upon the wealth of Britain  in gold, take toll of her guns and  her men. Outside of her wealth  and her navy she was considered  of no account as a fighting force.  (t  CLUB OFFER  We have pleasure in announcing that we have made arrangements with two of the leading weekly publications  so that our subscribers may have the best of reading at  substantially reduced rates.  **  The Courier   .       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