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Array w  se  Mi  ll m ��������� Use  your fran-  IPrtflFS' chiseintelligent-  llCllUI-O.^    put an end  "Boss Rule."   Now is your chance!  'i-trr**---       '���������'   ��������� -J- -'   >        J ) ������ F-- s=j;���������:���������^  WEATHER REPORT FOR MARCH,  Compiled   by  Mr. C.  H.  Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 65.    Minimum 31.  Rainfall,  1.22 inches.  )L. 3���������NO. 28  BELLA COOLA, B. C.,:; SATURDAY, JPRIL 24,  1915.  $1.00 a  Year  ill 60 Captured j Allies Continue  to Gain Ground  ondon, April 22.���������British war  ce tonight gave out an official  tement dealing with military  ^rations   in    the   vicinity   of  res, Belgium,  where  British  ops have captured Hill 60 from  :   Germans.    The   statement  ds as  follows:   Violent and  tinued   counter   attacks are  1 being made on Hill 60. Yes-  day afternoon,  the   enemy's  ivity  was  renewed, and be-  [een six and nine o'clock two  vy attacks made by the Ger-  n infantry were repulsed with  at Joss  to the enemy.   The  was heavily shelled all night  several further attacks were  ulsed.  successful attack was made  the enemy's airship shed and  bor at Ghent.   The extent of  damage must have been con-  erable.  German Imperial General Staff Order  Hill 60 to Be Re-Taken  S  les  Russians Resting  ondon, April 22.���������Russians  rywhere have suspended op-  10ns until the spring floods  ve subsided and the conditions  ^rriore favorable formaneuver-  ing|*the troops,.' says the Petro-  ������*������,������Magrad correspo nden t of the. Dail y  sTelegraph.  Turkish Port Captured  ndon-, April 23.��������� Daily Mail  correspondent in a despatch  d Thursday says: "Fugitive  Enos reports following bom-  ||[dment by Allies, British lan-  Hca force at Enos and Turkish  mander ordered an evacua-  HS^nof the port.  Paris, April 23.���������Official statement.  In section of Rheims there  has been an artillery duel.    In  Argonne, at Bagatelle, German  attack of no great importance  was repulsed.   Near St. Mihiel  in forest of Apremont we carried  by assault two successive lines  of trenches at a place called the  "Cow's Head," which formed,  in  our  position,   a salient that  seriously embarrassed us.    Very  large number of  German dead  were left on the ground and we  took fifty prisoners.    In Alsace  we have continued to make progress on both banks of the Fecht,  to the north we hold the confluence of the Fecht and its  left  bank, to the south we have reached   Schliesslpch,   thus   gaining  ground towards the east in direction of Metzeral.    Near Lange-  marek to north of Ypres, British  have repulsed two attacks.    The  desire to repair the defeat at Hill  60, near Zwartelene, led to two  German  counter  attacks which  definitely failed.     The violence  of the  attacks seem explicable  by official communications of imperial  German general staff to  recapture lost ground.    The losses of the enemy were heavy.  The Bella Cook's Greatly Stirred  Sunday on the Reserve  "SillParis, April 23.  -A despatch  "Jf||toWHavas Agency from Athens  ^^fcays bombardment of Turkish  ^Impositions on Gallipoli Peninsula  - U wv* ,     . .  s      "'.continues without interruption.  xy  ���������   <������  '   V  ons  )rts  k  *Mr. William Manson, with  pardonable pride, told his audience at Hagensborg that the  Government in building the  -jail by day labor and not accepting the tender of $4500  43'ffered, had saved the taxpayers the sum of $1300. In  ��������� pur experience with the cost  *'of work, in general, done by  government men, this seemed  so unusal that we must be  pardoned for taking the state-  "ttient with a grain of salt.  ''��������� Upon a cursory investigation of the work in question we find that instead of  ���������clearing and leveling off three  lots, as the specifications called  for, one lot only was cleared  and that work was in part  done by Indian prisoners.  The painting provided for,  was not done until the following year and was not included  in the cost as told by Mr.  Manson. It is also rumored  that some other things were  done to reduce the cost, and  which a contractor would have  had no opportunity to do.  Turks Routed  in Mesopotamia  London, April 22.���������According  to an official report issued by the  Indian office tonight, Turkish  prisoners to the number of 515  including six officers were taken  by British troops in fighting in  Mesopotamia last week. The  British pursuing party found  Turks everywhere in disorganized retreat, both by road and  river. In Arabia twelve Turkish  boats were overturned, captured,  or sunk. Our advance cavalry,  the report concludes, occupied  Nakhailah, nineteen miles northwest of Zobeir, on the 17th, and  there are no forces of the enemy  nearer than Rottabi, fifty miles  from Busra.  The Mission Church was the  centre of very great interest on  Sunday last. Following the  tragedy reported in the columns  of the Courier last week, the  natives have been greatly stirred.  This interest reached its climax  in the church services of the  Sunday.  Our native band have once  again been led to see the dire  consequences of the drink evil  in their midst, an evil which has  been fostered by some of the  oldest members of the band and  be it said to their credit have  felt the shame that has come to  them through the press report  of this matter.  Rev. Gibson of course had been  busy during the week taking advantage of the opportunity to  institute a pledge signing cam-  vice was well attended, the chief  interest, however, centering  in the afternoon and evening  services, when the church was  crowded as it has not been for  years except on special occasions.  Even the old men who had opposed the scheme were present.  The effort exceeded all expectations. The young men and girls  signed readily, but enthusiasm  ran high when one by one such  of the fathers as Capt. Schooner,  Capt. Meyers, George King, Billy  Pollard and Nappie, left their  seats, making their way to the  platform to give their signatures  to the document. Capt. Schooner even went so far as to make  a speech commending the "wa-  wa" of the occasion. When the  list was   complete   there  were J  24TH OF MAY CELEBRATION.  . The celebration will be held  the 24th and 25th of May.  A program of music, speeches,  and sports will be provided.  For the defraying of expenses  subscription lists will be circulated and the public is asked to  respond generously.  All the surplus will be devoted  to the War Fund.  Applications for rent of lunch  counters must be made to Mr. H.  Burt before May 1st.  Bella Coola Athletic Association.  Per Committee.  paign, which had met with much j adults and twenty nine children,  favor from the younger members, j    Rev. Gibson and his people are  The executive committee-of the  Bella ^Coola Athletic Association  held a meeting on Wednesday at  the Courier office for the purpose  of considering a communication  received by Mr. Chas. Tucker  from the Over-Seas Club, London, England. The members  attending-were: Messrs. W. H.  found the names  of  eighty-six Gibson,  A.  C.  Christensen,  W.  E. Galienne, H. G. Anderson and  H. Burt.  but with opposition from some  of the older men.    His aim was  to be congratulated on this splendid result and we  hope it will  to have all who would, publicly, 'mean much toward the stamping  where all could witness it, sign {out of this arch-evil to the native  the pledge.     The morning .ser-l races of our coast.  PROVINCIAL ELECTION  Your influence and support is respectfully requested.  T. D. PATTULLO.  Liberal candidate for Prince Rupert Riding.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  The letter receiving the attention of the committee contained  suggestions as to features desired  introduced in the celebration of  Empire Day in this eventful  year. The committee declined  to take any action but decided to  refer the letter to the 24th of  May committee as che proper  body to act in the matter.  We are pleased to note that  our recent visitor to the valley,  Mr. John Dybhavn of Prince  Rupert, has been elected alderman of that city. We congratulate our Liberal friend.  John Jones of Victoria, inspector for the Live Stock Association,  I paid the valleya visit this week.  i He came in on Sunday from a  i trip up north and proceeded up  jtoMr. Hammer's place at Noo-  isatsum  to  make   arrangements  for   the   suitable   keeping   and  care of a thoroughbred Ayrshire  bull that the provincial government intends to send here in the  near future.    It will  be loaned  to the settlers for one year, for  ! the improvement of stock, free  i of charge, with the privilege of  I renewing the loan  for another  ' year.  This was Mr. Jones-' first visit  to the valley and he expressed  himself   as   very   well   pleased  Mr. B. Thompson was in the  housemoving business this week.  He moved his house, from near  Mr. Galienne's livery stable to  a site near the cafe up town.  Mr. R, N. Level ton has a force  of men engaged in clearing land.  Messrs. E. Wheeler and Randolph Saugstad have already resumed their duties as fishery  officers. They left for their field  of summer operations at Rivers  Inlet last Friday on the launch  Merlin. Mr. Gunner Saugstad,  the officer in charge of that work,  will follow next Sunday.;  Mrs. Wheeler and Mrs. Saugstad will accompany them.  l^adies of Bella Coola  'Valley are most cordially invited to inspect our stock of Ladies'  and Children's SUMMER HATS.  Come and looi\ them over and try  them on before deciding to buy elsewhere.  We also trim and furnish trimming  for hats at reasonable rates.  Mesdames ^Rowland & fecobsen  ^AZilliners  London, April 23���������Official communication. Latest telegrams  from Persian Gulf show that the  defeat of the Turks at Shaib was  even more complete than had  been hoped. Not only have they  abandoned their motor cars, guns  and ammunition wagons, but independent reports show that  their retirement has been a rout,  also being attacked by turncoat  Arab tribesmen. There are persistent rumors that Sulama Ask-  erie, the Turkish commander in  charge, has committed suicide.  It is estimated that the casualties of the enemy from April  12-15, reached 6000.  The S. S. Camosun came into spring work of the farmers could  port Sunday evening, taking the have  been  done  a month ago.'with the scenery, the prosperous  place of the Chelohsin for this ;The farmers are all busy getting! appearance of the homes of the  trip.     Among  the  arrivals  we the seed  into  the  ground,  andisetUers and lhe fertility of the  noticed Mr. and Mrs. E. Wheeler, ; with the unfailing fine weather j So1'  returning  from   their   wedding of the summer in  these parts, a! Tuesday for Victoria,  trip.     Mr. and  Mrs. W. Suther- good crop and a larger one than  land ;   Rev. T. C. Colwell ;  and ever is almost assured.  Albert Brynildsen. j  !    Mr. E.  P.  Egan, who for the  Mrs.   Brewster and  her   two I past twelve years has been con-  children left on the steamer to  join her husband who is employed  nected    with    the     Vancouver  branch of the firm of John W.  at the Brunswick cannery, Rivers; Peck & Co., wholesale clothiers,  Inlet.  with head offices at Montreal,  has been transferred to the home  office to occupy the position of  hat buyer.  Mr. Egan has gained for himself many friends in this province  who wish him success in his new  Mr. Ed Oien left for his home  at T.akush Harbor at the same  time.'.'. He'took with him farming  implements of various kinds,  which to our mind is a sure indication that he will do something1 position  besides looking after his herd of!  live stock. i    Fred Covey, Andy Woods and  ijohn Nelson,   relieved   the   mo-  1  Bella Coola has enjoyed thislnotony of their lonely life at  year the finest winter and the; South Bentick Arm by coming  earliest spring in its history. As ! here during the week for a sup-  far as weather conditions were ply of provisions. They are en-  concerned, a good share of the gaged in handlogging.  The "boys" mentioned in the  following communication were  so delighted with their shoi t s..lf y  with us that their exuberant  spirits demanded some expression, which is found in the following item sent in by them:  ���������The launch Naiade, chartered  by us to make the trip north from  Vancouver, dropped anchor in  Bella Coola harbor on Sunday  evening. The company on board  the launch were: T. G. Wall of  the McClary Manufacturing Co.;  Frank W. Evans of the Imperial  Oil Co.; Morley Shier of Wood,  Vallance & Leggatt and Herb'.  Speedie of Ramsay Bros.; all of  Vancouver. Leaving Vancouver  on Sunday, April 4, we cruised  up the coast, calling on all the  towns, logging camps and canneries, in which good orders  were booked. The trip up has  been a pleasant one, except the  crossing of Queen Charlotte  Sound during-a stiff south-easter  which put two of the boys down  and out with mal-de-mer. The  launch, under the command of  Jack Tyler, proved herself a fine  sea boat.  This is the first visit to Bella  Coola of three of the company  and to say that they are favorably impressed with the surroundings is putting it mildly, as they  are unanimous in their intentions  of spending a couple of weeks  .,     r.    T      ,       .  , ,   ���������, ! up here this summer, fishing and  Mr. O. Landry, telegraph op-    ������ ,  &  .  ,, .        ���������   . 1      + ���������    shooting,    the company s com-  erator at this point, made a trip , '     J  it        ,,     ... 1    ^    ��������� ���������     , poser asked me to add the first  up the valley this week repairing  '  ,.     ,. verse of a song written by him,  the line  but for fear of his meeting with  serious injury by the fraternity  I withhold his name.  (With apology to tin' author of "Turkey  in the Straw."  We are four jolly travellers on the launch Naiade;  We are sailing up the const for the business, be dad 1  There's McClarey's man with his pots and pans,  Itamsays' there with their biscuits, jams;  Old "John D." with his oil so fine:  W. V. X' I.- with their hardware line,  "''or four pood hnei you can't heat these,  So ifive us your business; if you please!  He left on the Naiade last  TENDERS WANTED  Cealed Tenders addressed to  ���������^ W. H. MacKay, secretary,  Bella Coola Telephone, Light &  Power Co., Hagensborg, B. C,  and endorsed "Tenders for Repair of Telephone Line." will be  received until 12 o'clock noon,  April 30, 1915.  Full particulars of work required may be obtained on application to A. C. Christenson. Bella Coola, B.C., B. F. Jacobsen,  Bella Coola, or the undersigned.  The company does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any  tender.  By order,  W. H. MACKAY, Sec.  <?  (Elutrrh Nnttr?  >      >  Lower Bku.a Coola: Church  Service, 1.1 a. m.  Sunday School     -     10:45 a.m.  Church Service     -   7 : 30 p. m.  Missionary Services.  Rev. T. C. Colwell, B. A.. Pastor  i  ?  4  ?  V  4  ������������^<JKJ<L^"<JKwi- C^HXil?^* BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Salurd  <*. April 24. ,9|3 fe  The C  ouner  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the BiOLla Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada        x  1  Year $1.00  6 Month*        0.75  3 Months ".-.'    0.50  United States  I ..Year., $1.50  United Kingdom  1  Year i $1.00  ernment, deplored the fact that;  the Liberal party was deprived  of   representation   in   the   last  Legislature.  WjMHHnMWff!  Subscriptions 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  Rates,  .   Office.  Apply at  To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will bo published, the  ���������  raine and uddre3-Jof uvery writer of such letters  rnuit be given 'to the editor.  The Editor reserves the riprht to refuse publication of any letter.    All manuscript at writer's  risk. <  Vancouver Oflie  317-323 Caaibie St.  "S>aiufl pnpitli suprrma rat Irx."  SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 1915.  Is Opposition Necessary?  ,    In looking over the political  situation  in  this   province  and  .   knowing something of its history  for the last few years, an oberv-  er would come to the conclusion  that the Government and majority of the people of the province  are of the opinion that an opposition represented in the Legislature is something to  be  discouraged as   damaging   to   the  '  welfare of the province.     We  are glad to know that such opinion is not held in any other self-  governing state in the world and  probably will not be in British  Columbia either after public attention, has  been  called to the  evils caused by a lack of opposition.-  As long as we have a. government of the.people, and as long  as human" nature is frail and  therefore liable to go wrong, it  is conceded by all men, who have  experience in our form of government, that it is necessary to  have a fairly strong-opposition  in legislative assemblies. In  connection with this we call to  mind that when in a recent Dominion election Sir Robert Borden, then leader of the Opposition, was defeated, Sir Wilfrid  Laurier, premier of Canada and  leader of the party in power, invited Sir Robert to stand for another constituency made vacant  for hirri and where his election  was assured, so that the Government might have the benefit of  his criticism and his leadership  of the Opposition.  Another instance of a similar  nature is told of an even greater  statesman than Sir Wilfrid,  namely, Lord Salisbury, prime  mini3terof the United Kingdom.  In an election held during the  Boer war, the Conservatives or  Unionists, were returned by an  overwhelming majority. Some  one in private conversation with  the prime minister criticized some  legislation passed by the party  in power. Lord Salisbury admitted the justice of the criticism,  but added, "What coul J we do?  the Opposition is so weak."  He did not argue the point, but  stated it as a fact, admitted on  every hand that a strong opposition was necessary in passing  sound legislation. And because  .of this well known truth, many  well informed men, even among  the friends of the McBride gov-  A Government Inviting and  Heeding an  Opposition  Will Be Stronger.  In the first place the Government will be strengthened because it will make less mistakes.  It is not uncommon, however,  that friends of the Government  or. friends of the party in power  will offer criticism of bills submitted to the Legislature by the  Government-    But in the nature  (  )f the case this criticism will not  be offered with the unrelenting  Vigor of an able opposition. It  will be more or less half-hearted,  desultory and perfunctory, and  in fact is not real opposition; because, if necessary, to save the  Government the critics will end  by voting for the measure they  have opposed, or be read out of  the party.  In the drawing up of a bill not  expected to meet severe scrutiny,  and possibly���������yes, and' very likely no strong criticism, the care  will not' be taken which otherwise would be found necessary  in preparing it.  No one will scrutinize laws  under consideration as closely  and minutely as an Opposition'  anxious to find some ground for  successful assault upon the party  in power. And no one will look  as closely into the doings of the  government and its officials as  an organized opposition in the  Legislature, because, being in  close touch-with the Government  is therefore in a favorable position to watch. If there'is no  adequate opposition, legislation  really vicious in character can be  slipped through without the attention of the public being called  to it, and the evil caused by it  only discovered when too late.  In this way the money power of  the land find its opportunity to  rob the people, and grafters to  enrich themselves at the expense  of the public.  We maintain that the deplorable financial condition of the  Government of our province is  largely, if not altogether, due to  the absence of an adequate opposition to keep the Government  mmmfom  in check. And it is therefore the  duty of all men who have "good  government" at heart, each in  his community, to see to it that  an opposition member is elected.  At the present juncture there is  not much danger of the Conservative party being completely  wiped out as the Liberal party  was in the last election.  Dawning Sanity.  In his week I j' review of the war  in the Berliner Tageblatt, which  is one of the most influential  papers in Germany and well under control of the government,  Paul Miehaells-says:  ' 'Nobody pretends not to have  abandoned the expectation that  between today and tomorrow  the world could be healed by  the German spirit.    We have  had to be convinced ur.willing-  .. ly and by hard facts that, in  this war, it is not a question  of putting through a' tremendously fantastic world  policy  but a question of protecting  our house and home.   So little  has the war begun to lay a new  yoke upon the world, that it  certainly will have to be carried on for the* self-preservation of the German Empire."  The lamentations are not those  of. a nation which is defeated or  afraid. There must be no mistake made on that score. l They  are the lamentations of a nation  which has at last been "convinced  L   ~  unwillingly ,and by hard facts  that in this war it is not a question of putting through a tremendously fantastic world policy  . . . to lay a yoke upon the  world." The war has now.to be  carried on for the self-preservation of the German Empire, says  the Berliner Tageblatt.  "Many dreamed too easily of  our victory over our enemies.  People sought to gather in the  harvest when really the first  preparations for the final result still had to be created. In  the meantime we have become  more modest, and it becomes  clear to us that even with the  greatest self-sacrifice, it v/ill  only be with difficulty that we  shall be  able  to conquer the  opposition of a world of ene:  mies."  It is evident that a new atmosphere Jis now to be created, an  atmosphere of modesty and self-  sacrifice. The arrogance of the  first six months passes and the  German peoplearebeing prepared  for the inevitable.  It is far too early to exult over  the effect of the terrific pressure  being slowly brought to bear on  Germany.    But it is'not too early  to be thankful that the German  people are showing signs of sanity.    Directly they are fully alive  to the consequences of the policy  their" rulers have pursued, there  will be a reaction.    That reaction  will be the revolt of the intellectual forces against the military  spirit.     The, return  to   sanity  must be painful and will undoubtedly take time.    But Germany  will recover and the first result  of a return to health will be a  sound  constitution.     The final  terms the Allies will make will  be   the   first guarantee  to the  German   people of   their  new  founds freedom.     The  German  Empire will not be destroyed, it  will have its cancerous growth  "removed.    Militarism has driven  the whole of the German Empire  insane.    In ten years' time the  German people may still be paying for the operation, but they  will pay with gratitude and not  enmity  towards   their   present  foes.���������The Province.  CHICK STARTER  CHICK FOOD  CHICK DEVELOPER  SCRATCH FOOD  SOLD BY LEADING DEALERS  AND BY  ALBERTA  PACIFIC   GRAIN   COMPANY  LTD  VANCOUVER,  B. C.  I  "A. P. Standard"���������We stand back of every sack  Gault Brothers Limited  ��������� WHOLESALE "DRY GOODS  361 Water Street        Vancouver, B. C.  <S   Qault Brothers fof over 60 years 'haue successfully  maintained wholesale warehouses thrdughout Canada  <J  The Vancouver slocfc is the largest and best assorted  slock on the Coast, in some cases the best west of Toronto  STAPLES  SMALLWARES  RIBBONS  Ready-to-Wear,  MEN'S FURNISHINGS'  House Furnishings .  CARPI-.TS  LINENS  DRESS GOODS  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED THE DAY RECE/IT.D  ���������i  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  Mr. Wm.'Manson's organ the  Prince Rupert Journal, says of  his political prospects in Bella  Coola:  "The'prospact f.6r the Conservative party in those parts were  never better and he expects the  party will secure the largest vote  yet given there."  We have reason to believe that  Mr. Manson has been misinformed in regard to his prospects  here." The,people of Bella Coola  aretoo honest and too intelligent  to support a,man who defends  the extravagances of the govern-  ment at a time' when the taxpayers are struggling to meet  their honest "obligations by the  practise of the strictest economy.  Servants who waste our property must go.  A man in trouble always appreciate a friend until he gets out.  Wholesale  GOODS AND  MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  "PRIDE OF THE  WEST"  BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  DRY  OF  Send for Catalogue  MADE    IN    B. C."  Prompt Attention Given Letter Ordcri  May Deport Destitute Foreigners.  B. C. Apples the Best.  W. J. Egan, trade commissioner  in South Africa, under date otl  December 19 last, writes regard-  Sir Robert Borden stated in  trie House of Commons that the  government is  considering the  question of the  advisability of j ing Canadian apples e.\ ported to  deporting-foreigners who are out j that   colony,   that   (ho   Bnti������  of work in large cities including j Columbia apples were the In |f[  ���������Montreal,    Toronto,    Winnipeg, j ever imported and consi-qiKPf ^'  Vancouver and Victoria. I brought good prices.  Grates arc extra durable.  Coal grate is duplex. Wood grate is the most modern type. [  '?  5&*?$?  will take extra large pieces of |  wood���������just remove back end *-  lining. Ask the McClary dealer to show you,  "MADE IN CANADA/'  Sold By AH General Merchants.  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SKRVirK  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY^  O. O.      Chelohsin" Leaves   Vancouver  every  Thursday at 11   p. m.     (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Sundays 4 p.m.  S.S. "Coquitlam" and S.S. "Capilano" wil  from Vancouver every two weeks, carrying Clns  and Explosives.  ,i!iii<'  4  If  i'  4  i  !���������>  ii    For.,r'l,(!H of Froitflita,   FuroH mid other informnlioii.  iipi-  hkai) Okkick, Oakham, St.,  Vanoouviok  utfont,  1003 Govkunmknt St., Victoria  id  or Oku. Mr<;i!i:<;"'<.  IOC  B  T  I,   ���������  ^kvw.^i;*.':*^ I    1_  1 f   S #  m  ������?  M,, April 2.4, 1915  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  pcilitate the Requirements of the War Tax  k������  ml  mot  a,  April 22. ��������� The Post  department having given  fpme time ago, in connec-  Mh the War Revenue Act,  ll   letters   and   postcards  in  Canada  for delivery  fajcla Ior wherever the two  te applies, should, in ad-  ordinary postage, carry  nt stamp as a war tax,  having notified the pub-  Ht such war tax, while it  e paid preferably by the  I stamp   marked   "War  ax^'could, if such stamp was  i&aya liable, to be paid  by an  ordinary one cent postage stamp,  now issues further notice to the  effect that postage stamps may  be used for the prepayment of  war duties on bank cheques,  bills of exchange, promissory  notes, express money orders,  proprietary or patent medicines,  perfumery, wines or champagne,  as well as upon letters and postcards, postal notes and post office  money orders, the intention being  to provide facilities in those portions of the / country where  excise stamps are not readily  available. *  The Price of Fur  mMt  <���������> q*><oc>-<^4r>"<*>o-<<**w>^c*>-grta  ';!*������������������������  Sesi  Known and  Popular Lubricant for  Motor Boats  Its (iso assures freedom from Carbon deposit  on valves, spark p'ugs, or In cylinders  4     *������ ff*"**"?^  MPERSAL OEL CO. LTD., VANCOUVER, B.C.  ������"0 ������L>-<X������������><J������^<JNL>"<3C>'<J>C>':<-*4^:''<J������������  A feu) lines we specially  recommend  Duerrs���������,  Jams and Jellies  Huntley & Palmers-*  ���������Biscuits  Griffen & Skelleys  famous gold and  silverbar���������-  Canned and dried  fruits  ||pES0N, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  ^VWioIesale Grocers Vancouver, B. C.  ���������ft?  ��������� -'f-^BJfe  0!  rd-|  4  ??$*.  .PACKED   /:BY\-;'-'-  WM, BRAID   a CO.  iEA     IMPOHTKR5    .;  ���������..'��������������������������� VANCOUVER,    B. C..;  _������,  Order that pound  of BRAID'S BEST  Tea now. Packed  in handsome 1, 3,  and 5 lb. tins.  Amongst the commercial travelers visiting us lately has been  a fur buyer, Mr. H. Raskin, representing the Edmonton Hide &  Fur Co. of Edmonton, Alberta.  When seen by a reporter of the  Courier he expressed himself as  being enraptured with the magnificent scenery of our valley and  the country in general. It is his  first trip to our gates, despite  he has traveled for many years  in Western Canada and on the)  Pacific Coast.  He paid particular attention to  the fur business, and owing to  the fact that trapping is carried  on  extensively  in   and   around  Bella Coola, he asked us to advise  both the trappers and dealers as  to the marketsituation at present.  There  is  absolutely no  market'  for furs whatever at the present  time.     The main consumers of  American    and   Canadian   furs  have    always    been    European  markets, but owing to the war  and  money  being   tied  up  the  continent does  not  buy any al  all.    At the sale which was held  at Lampson's in London, on the  23rd of March, there was a verj  small attendance of British manufacturers, while continental buyers were entirely absent.    The  few lots which changed  hands  were sold at a decline from 40  to 60 per cent, comparing with  last prices.   There was no bids  on mink at all.    This situation  brought the other two auction  houses in London  to withdraw  their sales for the time being.  What the I. W. W.'s need k  the "hire" education.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING KIGHTS of the Dominion.'in  v-' Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Albkrta.  the Yukon Territory, the North-wkstTerritories and in u portion of the 1'ROVINCE of  IfuiTiHH Coi.hmiiia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one yearn at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,to\) acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Atfent or Sub-Agent  of the district in which the ritrhls applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land muat be described by sections. Or letfal subdivisions of sections, and in unsiirviytd 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 risrhts  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall he paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining ritchts ���������  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 $10.00 an acre.  For full information application should be  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent- or Sub-Agent  of Dominion Lands.  W. VV. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. 13.���������-Unauthorised publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������3C690.  BUSINESS CARDS  Geoffrey K. Burnett   D. J.McGucan  C.E., B.C.L.S., B.A.S.C., H.C.L.S.,  ASS. M. CAN. SOC. C.E.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  (Late Hill & Burnett)  CIVIL ENGINEERS and  B.C. LAND SURVEYORS  Grand View Hotel, Bella Coola, B. C.  City addrea3���������Now Westminster, B.C.  P. O. Box 886. Telephone 232.  .. 35A$  I      *  *  I  &     ������������������  C,   #  l*"  i  "%  ti  *$L  . W. Peck & Co. Ltd.  Manufacturers of  ICLOTHING, SHIRTS,  CAPS and OVERALLS  -3 - v  1\*   I  M  fcfc!  We carry a complete stock of Men's Furnishings  and all the best English  and American  Hats  JOHN W. PECK & CO., LTD.  MONTREAL        WINNIPEG       VANCOUVER  HPHE 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"  Burns;  BACON  HAMS  LARD  BUTTER   EGGS  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and Provisioners  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  J. A. leroy PhoneSey. 9387 J- NATION  BUS  MEETS ALL BOATS AND TRAINS  Hotel Winters  COR. ABBOTT AND WATER STREETS  VANCOUVER, B. C.  EUROPEAN    PLAN    HOT AND COLD WATER  $1.00 TO  S2.50      STEAM   HEATED   .  ROOMS WITH BATH  o  (.  mi  i  O  Fur Sales Agency  J  \������.   v  The perfect coffee for your table  is���������  45c  Full Pound Tin.  For sale wherever good groceries  are sold.  YEI  ���������  Is CLEAN, and  as  SIMPLE  as  "A.H.C."  Mistakes are  Impossible,  if you use  The Cuuruni������-.-d "ONE DYE for ALL KINDS of  <;������<>���������!������."   THY IT. und prove il (or yourself!  Si-ml for 1 t������f Color Curd, Story Uooklcf. uml Hook-   j  let rIvIiik rrtiitl.of Dvt-lng over other color*.        I  TIib JohnnoiiUL-hurdson Co., Limited,   - Montreal  |  600 dealers and trappers of R. C,  Vukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Seles 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. v  We hold sales monthly, but will advance 75 per cent, of value on receipt,  sending balance immediately after sale.  Our conimission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  O  O  HOE  RABY CHICKS. DUCKLINGS  & HATCH-  E* iiiRS epes: poultry sn'l fruits form paying:  combination. ' Strawberry plants. llW. 70 cents;  1,000. J5.00| Currants. 10 cents: Gooseberries, 15  cents; Raspberries. 5 cents; Khubarb, 10 conts.  Fruit Trees. Perennial Flowers. Roses, Dahlies,  Pansics, etc. Carriage prepaid. Catalogue free.  Chas. Provan, Langi.ey Fokt, near Vancouver.  RAW FURS: Wanted  I pay the top market price at  all times for all kinds of fur.  Remit same day furs are  received. Will hold goods  seperate when requested to  do so. Write for Price List  etc., and ship to���������  J. C. AMES  Sedro-Woolley, Wash., U.S.A.  Appearances are apt to be deceitful. Even a pin has its good  points, but it is apt to stick you.  TheMason &RischPiano  of to-day will mal^e plain our  privilege to state with authority:  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  1  ������    Let us attend  your Victor Record  JJ   mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B.C.  I  1  s  S3 ^������������~^^~ir3 ������- =:=i^=E=."-i=���������H^3 ilisGk i^l-Hl0^.^.:_-iC%;: ifo fe^  EJ  m[  Dlf  \]&/HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \X/HAT person so independent?  \X7HAT 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 carried aw&y  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 Co?������st is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.  1   CZU   CD]   CZZD   [  ���������<   >  >���������<    M  <   y-t  >o-������sra-o-<  ���������OhJSBO-O  Highland  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous  Scotch Whiskey, Perth. Scotland.  WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO  WE   SHIP   PROMPTLY  758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.  1 o  O      O  ���������<>���������<  <  >-flZB������<  )������aas><  )-*a3s������a-*MBHi-msm������-o<*3a&-'\  <i   J������  Patronize Home Industry  and Buy RAMS A YS'  Biscuits, Candy, Macaroni  New Orleans Molasses  Manilla Drips  Imperial Maple Syrup  Ramsay Bros. & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions  Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  Onf. Ykar $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Threw Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1-50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $1-00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name   P. 0   Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed *;%���������  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturdc  W,  April 24 \w?l  POISON WEEDS.  Of Special Interest to Our Farmers, by  H. L. RAMSAY.  ONE DOLLAR  FOR ONE YEAR  In the past few' years a number of horses and cattle have  been poisoned by the native  weeds poison���������Parsnip and Larkspur. That the number of stock  lost by poisoning through lack of  knowledge of these weeds and  the treatment for-cases of poisoning may be reduced to a minimum  is the object of- this circular.  At the outset one must preT  vent poisoning wherever possible  for treatment will come too late  some animals. The one safe way  to prevent poisoning is to keep  stock from wandering where  these weeds exist and to cut or  feed no hay containing them.  Failing this,- the pastures frequented by stock should be carefully gone over and the poison  weeds removed, root and branch.  If this is impra'ctible, then never  turn stock out on scanty pasture  nor early in the spring  before  culent and start growth early in ; end bears a duster of  flowers  the spring and stock are  most  (generally  blue)   arranged   one  likely to get them at this time  or when pasture is sparse.    The  above the other in several rows  and attached to the main stalk  plant itself is not so poisonous; by short stems.    This weed also  // will be to your interest to i\eep Well informed regarding the  happenings throughout  the Northern section of  this Province���������  THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  The Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coasl between' Vancouver andjthe^rasses have becom* f*���������yt  0 : D abundant.    Also remember that  rrince Kupert. an animal is more likely to be  A distance of six hundred miles,  poisoned if turned out hungry or  in poor condition' than when it  has something in-its stomach or  is in good condition. If afield  of hay contains poison weeds pull  them before the "hay is cut and  they have a chance to seed.  ' The Poison Parsnip, also known  as Spotted Cowbane, Water Parsnip, Water Hemlock, and Musquash Root, is a perennial. Its  stalks are about as thick as a  man's finger, ��������� erect, hollow,  jointed and branching more or  less widely. It is three to six  feet high, stalks and -stems  smooth, of a pale green color and  streaked or spotted with purple.  Three to five leaflets are arranged on a *stem which, is attached  to the main or branch stalk by  an expanded base. Leaflets are  more or less divided and are  toothed on the edges. The flowers are small and white and arranged in" umbrella shaped clusters. This umbrella shaped  flower- clusters are , the most  marked characteristic of the  family to which this weed belongs (parsnip) and many of the  wild members of the family are  more or less poisonous. Poison  Parsnip reproduces itself abundantly by seeds as well as by its  roots. The necessity of keeping  pastures and hay fields free from  this weed is. on this account most  obvious. The roots resemble a  cluster of small parsnips and  these have an odour which is attractive   to   stock   and   in   the  spring are quite easily pulled out.  These roots .are tender and sue-  ADVERTISERS-  Now is the time to keep  your name before the  public.i No manufacturer or wholesalehouse 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.'"'  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let. us do your job printing.   We will do it right.  as the root and is most dangerous after the seeds have commenced to form.  SYMPTOMS of parsnip poisoning are a gradual loss.of sight  and strength and a final paralysis  of the respiratory or breathing  system. In cattle, additional  symptoms are profuse flow of  saliva and bloating.  TREATMENT!���������The poison is  an irritant and a non-irritating  purge should be given. Thiswill  absorb some of the poison and  carry it through the animal and  at the same time will act as a  soothing medicine and counteract the irritant effects of the  poison on the lining of the stomach and intestines. Give two  pints of castor oil to a horse and  three to a cow. In the absence  of castor oil, raw linseed oil or  hog's lard may be used. Repeat  this dose two or three times at  intervals of three hours.  Wild Larkspur or Delphinium  is a perennial. Its stalks are  about the same- size as those of  the Poison Parsnip. They are  also stout, erect, and pale green..  The plant grows from, three to  six feet high. The leaves are  irregular in shape and much indented or cut.   The stalk, at its  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT     ��������� ^  DISTRICT   OF   COAST���������BANQE   III.  TaKe"Notice that Oliver T., Kellog,  of Bella Coola, B.C. occupation farmer,  intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described land:. - ,  Commencing at a post planted at the  north-east corner on the south side^of  Noeek River, opposite Lot'' 6, thence  west 40* chains, following south shore  of Noeek River, thence south 60 chains  more ��������� or less, adjoining Tallio Indian  Reserve, thence east 40chains,.on north  boundary Indian Reserve, thence north  60 chains to point of commencement,  containing 240 acres, more or lees.  OLIVER T. KELLOG.  Date, February IS. 1915.  March 6~May 1  reproduces itself by seeds., It  gets its name from tho fact that  each flower bears a hornlike projection resembling a lark's spur.  SYMPTOMS of larkspur poisoning are muscular spasms, a  stiff, irregular, straddling gait  and persistent swallowing motions.  TREATMENT.��������� Treat the  same as for aconite poisoning.  Give five grains of Atropia in a  pint of water.,  When there is danger of poisoning, a farmer should keep these  special remedies on had. He  should also keep a remedy on  hand which may be used in cases  of poisoning which cannot be  certainly diagnosed, that is in  which the poison is not known.  GENERAL REMEDY for poisoning. The treatment advised  for Poison Parsnip is a very good  general remedy, but another  which is perhaps better is, fifteen  to twenty grains each of Potassium Permanganate and Aluminium Sulphate dissolved in a pint  of water. Double this dose-for  cattle. Always mix freshly just  before using.  Ogilvie's  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now  From  DUILD UP YOUR HOME  TOWN. ; Do notvtalk���������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.  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN  1395  The Courier  $1 a Year  " >  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  HPhat house ���������wonta  === need Painting  Again for another  five years.  Because it's just been repainted with  Bapco Pure Paint  the purest, most permanent  and economical paint on the  market.  To be obtained  at all  General Stores.  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  HUGHES BROS.  BIG   LIQUOR   STORE  Wines, Liqueurs and Cigars  WE    SHIP    EVERYWHERE  Send for free price "list with shipping instructions.      ������  105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C.  ������������������������<������������������������������������������������������������c3  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Notions  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  '���������%  J*  ������������������.4a  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE������1  CAMP, HEATING  AND COOK STOVES"?  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