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 Mug  >/f 4  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. ^  LENT HUNTING AND  FISHING.  WEATHER   REPORT  Compiled by Mr. C. H. Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature  for  the month of March,  maximum, 45,  minimum, 31.  Rainfall for same period, 8.85.    Snow, 1.  BELLA COOLA, B.C, SATURDAY, APRIL 4,  1914.    ' ��������� ��������� ���������������������������in >UWMNIMMiM������  $1.00 a Year  MCUaMMWAOM  of Our Province  >e people of the Bella Coola  , $$%ftk have been honored this  -l&eSby the presence among them  ir%i8y!BH C. Brewster, leader of  ^{tfwberal party in British Co-  ^SSffifi, and his able colleague,  'ftfefohn Oliver. Two meetings  "^SCheld by them in the valley,  ^^Wvery largely  attended  by  ������fe Crested electors  iSfflKfrMonday evening the first  '���������'MBfteng was held in the Colony  :l#ariii?Magensborg, and on Tues-  - l^ly^tevening  Mackenzie School  -^^w^tcompletely filled with resi-  ~:%fdenWbf the town and settlers  '���������' wtioihad driven in from all parts  Ko^Ptvalley.    The  chair was  '^bc'feupfed on  both  occasions by  "i'mP0J Brynildsen, president of  '^Ktlfefclla Coola Liberal Associa:  Vvtiqn^  ' H^gfiiingthemeetingatHagens-  ^ItfftfflpMr. Brynildsen  explained  ''l%'4h������the party leaders were tour-  A "Joker" in the Act.  Going into the land question  very fully, the leader pointed out  the manner in which the Land  Act is being evaded���������by fraud,  as has recently been declared by  six judges of the Supreme CourtP���������  H. G. Brewster and John Oliver Address  Large and Enthusiastic Audiences  Now" Is the Time for the Electorate to Get Down to HardrThinking  n  R  L^  c jf-'thats.tne party leaucio w������-*: ���������  .%ffl^Be province at this  time,  j '^whtntno election was in pros-  ^"^ect^in  order that the people  ^niigftt hear and consider the po-  ''���������B&cal issues calmly and dispas-  fSolately, and be better prepared  Muse  their   votes   judiciously  -*^^^S the  next oppoi-tunity oc-  -curred.  -;'*&&. H. L. Harris, secretary of  tlieiocal   Liberal   Association,  spo]������e briefly on  local  matters.  . Hefmentioned   incidentally,   on  -.:th#authority of the public ac-  ^-^coutits.  that it cost $11,445 to  ' ^v&lectMr. Manson last time, while  ~<?������nWancouver, with five members,  :^e expenses were only $4,710,  " 'Vanf in Cariboo, with two m  mem-  ":\&, only $1,227.  Matters Affecting Everyone.  ���������"^Sr.   Brewster  explained ~ the  1 :-'otpct of his present tour of the  1 '\;$j$feince, which is, in part, to be-  % ^cllfe acquainted with the people  ^���������f^SSL give them a chance to meet  VjfffiS,   and  also  to place  before  ^tl&m at a time when there is not  vJ������heheat of an election, facts and  feflssrasfH  :���������,v   provincial  J  ���������^tfS&jjjfares -   concerning    .  fJlfetters which affect everyone.  fT he. people of the province  i^afize that there is serious bus-  infl? on  hand,  and they want  men?whom they can trust to tell  them how the problems which  -confront them are to be met and  how their needs are to be supplied,"  said the leader.     "The  foundation   industry   on  which  the true prosperity and success of  any community is based is agriculture.     We  have  i m m ense  natural  resources in British Columbia- -mines, fisheries, lumber  and   the   rest while   much  of  these have been dissipated there  is still a chance to save the rest.  This province is the brightest  star in the con federation.    What-  of Canada in one case and by a  judge of the Supreme Court of  British   Columbia   in    another.  While it is clearly declared that  no one can purchase more than  640 acres, the government inserted a "joker'' in the Actsix years  ago which, allows, of staking by  agents, and this has been further j  extended,  with the connivance1  of the government, by getting  fraudulent  power/ of   attorney  from people' who have no intention of taking up land.    A striking statement was-produced by  Mr. Brewster, showing a list of  144 syndicates, each holding over  10,000 acres^ with * an aggregate  of some 1,200,000 acres in their  names.  In the years from 1905 to 1913  there had been six million acres  alienated, for which there had  been received by the province  $7,119,998. There was still due,  according to the premier, $12,-  800,000, "bearing" interest at  six percent., but there was grave  doubt whether either principal  or interest would ever be paid.  "That is the mess of pottage  that political Esau, Sir Richard  McBride,   has  sold  your birthright for," said  Mr. Brewster.  "We have got rid of all this land  and we are owed twice as much  as ever we got out of them."   -  A   comparison   which   struck  everyone in  the   audience  was  that of the manner in which the-  settler is fined for improving his  land by the raising of his assessment, while the speculator holding land alongside him got off,  year after year, with the same  low assessment   as  wild   land.  The wild land tax is 4 per cent,  but the leader made it clear that  on the. land of the speculator this  tax came to not over 2 per cent,  through improperly low assessment.    Dealing with the amount  of accessible agricultural land in  the province Mr. Brewster drew  attention   to   the  varying estimates,  from the fifteen  million  acres of a  reliable government  official   and  the  twenty million  acres as government advertisement up   through   the   widely,  divergent estimates of the ministers to Mr. Bowser's 103,000,000  acres.  "Where are they?" asked a  member of the audience amid the  laughter which greeted the latter  figure.  The people of Bella Coola, Mr  On the figures of sales which had  already taken place there were  timber lands still lef tin the hands  of the holders worth four hundred million dollars, as compared  with the comparatively small  sum the province had received.  Just $10,000 More Than Had  Been Paid to Two Agents  of the Government.  The ministerof lands had taken  credit for aid to agriculture to  the extent of $115,000���������just $10,-  000 more than had been paid to  two agents of the government  for removing a few Indians off a  reserve in  Victoria.    Mr. Ross  also praised himself for "planting" fifty thousand settlers on  the soil,  but unfortunately for  him these could not- be  found.  They were not producing, so fa*-  as the last budget speech showed.  In that speech Mr.  Ellison admitted  that $20,000,000 a year  were sent out of the province to  buy food products that ought to  be produced here.    In a series of  tables he had-submitted to the  House it was made quite apparent that in many respects production of important classes is  falling off.    In 1912 fruits and  vegetables to the value of $2,-  871,806 were produced, increasing to. $3,813,601 in 1913, but in  1911 the value of the product was  $5,084,241.    Dairy pi-oducts fell  to $2,593,404 in 1913 from $4,280, -  462 in 1911.  "A fter eleven years of administration by the present govern  ���������������      i     -i   that he was not lying when he  swore he had been naturalized.  '"I have no more right to call  myself a Canadian or a British  subject,"   said   Mr.   Brewster,  "than the men who come here  to make a home and who ask to  be admitted as citizens.    I am a  Canadian, and  proud of it,   of  course, because I could not help  being born in this countvy, but  the other man is a Canadian because he considers this a _ good  country to make, his home and  bring up his family in, and he  forswears his former allegiance  and becomes a Briton and a Canadian.    Mr. Bowser would draw  a line of distinction between us  which should make him blush,  the port of Bella Coola (cheers).  This was part of   the policy  which Sir Richard McBride styled  impossible    and    impracticable.  Today every line he had proposed  , then in the face of that objection  ������was being undertaken exceptthat  from Bella Coola to the interior.  Much as he had believed that  line necessary four years ago he  was convinced now from what he  saw of the valley that it was the  line of. all others which was the  most feasible and the most necessary.  Conservative Patform of 1902  Has Been Huge Farce.  Mr. Oliver differentiated between Conservative government  and what he termed government  by a "gang of political adventurers.' ' Taking up the platform  adopted by the Conservative convention at Revelstoke in  1902,  he showed how far the McBride-  Bowser government had departed from a platform '.vhich he, as  ��������� - - - , _ i  Included in the assets which are  claimed by the government, are  two sums of money which officials  of the government stole and got  away with.   The sum of $12,800, -  000 due on land sales is not put  down as an asset.    That is the  sort of balance sheet that is prepared and issued by officials of  the goverment under the authority of the ^.finance minister, and  you can judge'of its value.    No  living man can put the slightest  faith in the truth of any report  or statement coming from that  government.   These are remarkable for what is hidden or left  out as well as for what is shown.  There was a payment of $105,-  000authorized by order-in-council  in October, 1911.    No information of this payment was afforded in reply to question put by  Mr. Brewster during the session  of 1912.     When a government  will falsify public documents in  order to hide its misdoings can  you wonder at it conniving at  >r    i011o ed from a piatiorm .vincu uc, ������o y0U wonaer at it cunmviugau  and your member, or any other L Liberal, could have supported the defrauding you of your lands  member  in allowing an act like j^^^ -^ haor, -nut. into effect.    In-|������������������ v,���������0 Koon and is beiner done  that to go through shows himself a jelly-fish and has no business in the legislature as your  representative.'' -(Cheers.)  Franchise to Women.  Mr. Brewster expressed pleasure  at seeing   so many  ladies  present, and aroused  their enthusiasm by his declaration that  the Liberal party, when elected  to power, will grantthe franchise  to women as well as removing  other injustices in the Elections  Act.     Taking  up the  financial  question he called attention  to  the rapid disappearance of the  surplus, the need for'a temporary  loan  because  the banks would  not allow  a  further   overdraft  'and  the  securing of  power to  ment," continued the leader, !make' a loan of ten millions.  ' 'we have the condition of affairsi Speakingof taxation, Mr. Brews-  where nearly six million acres of; ter pointed out that the tendency  agricultural lands, over thirteen !Was to'pile tax on tax upon the  million acres- of coal land, about farmer. Relieved of the $3 poll  eleven'million acresof best timber taX) the settler was now faced  land, have been alienated from with a $2.50 gun lax.  the crown At the same time you j BeUa Coola Proposed as a  have your treasury depleted from ,   Rail Terminal in 1909  a surplus ot nine millions to a. h   the Liberal party  loan bill for ten millions, and a;  condition, as far as agriculture! Mr- 01Wer spoke for over two  is concerned, that in proportion \ hom'*> but so dGe^v interested  to population it is going rapidlvi was the audience in what he  behind. What we want in this|had to sa>' that no one noticed  province is a public conscience. \the Passage ol time. Right at  and that will not much longer!1^ outsot Mr' 01lver took u������  brook the misdoings of the pres ! the matter of transportation and  ever some people may tell you  we Liberals believe it yet. But  of what use is it to us to be making money out of our coal and  minerals, our lumber and our  fish, if we have to send all that  money out of the province again  to buy food? We should in this  province be able to provide for  our own needs and to export  agricultural products instead of  having to import as much as we  produce." (Cheers.)  ���������  J Brewster said, could see some of  iMr. Bowser's 103,000,000 acres  standing up on edge, He had  been taken to task for being a  million acres or so out in regard  to the alienation of timber lands,  according to Mr. Bowser, but it  was nothing to ministers to be  ten millions or "twenty millions  out. Of timber lands there had  been alienated eleven million  acres, for which the government  had received some $11,000,000.  had it been put into effect. Instead of government ownership  of railways, then advocated, the  province had got railway ownership of the government, and obligations for guarantee of railway  bonds aggregating to close on to  two hundred million dollars; or  $500 per head of the population.  Mr. Manson, in the name of the  people of Bella Coola and the rest  of his' constituency, had mortgaged their property to that extent, and Bella Coola had not received the benefit of one cent of  that immense sum.  The construction of roads had  been another plank in the Tory  platform,   but the   government  had never even surveyed a wagon  road through the Bella Coola valley,   in  spite of it  having the  easiest   grades  of   any   route  through the mountains.   The encouragement of agriculture was  another policy which in 1902 the  Conservative party declared itself for, but twelve years later  all that the government had ever  clone was to appoint a royal commission which came back, after  expending thousands of dollars,  to recommend the  adoptfon  of  reforms which for many years  had been features of the Liberal  policy, including loans to settlers.  Mr. Oliver joined his colleague  1 in denunciation of what he described as the  most cruel  and  undeserved insult to any class of  citizens  in  the Bowser amendment to exclude naturalized Canadians from the voters' lists unless they produce certificates of  their naturalization.     He went  on to deal with the government's  attitude with mines and mining,  map suowmv,   i,.^.  >  ,   , the   Nanaimo   strikes,   Asiatic  posed was published at the time: laboi% and pointed out how far it  "~  '.    ���������     -   , in   the  Victoria Times,  and on;,    i roiipn ciinrt nf meetine- the  how a most unjust and unpatri-|that map would be fonmi a line!had JaJlcn.?h������rA^, ���������"��������� "K  ent government."  (Cheers.)  Unjust and Unpatriotic  Distinction.  The iniquitous changes made  in the Elections Act by Mr. Bowser affecting the registration of  naturalized Canadian citizens  were listened to with the keenest  attention as Mr. Brewster described them,  and  pointed  out  reminded his audience that in  1909, when leader of the party,  he had put before the people of  the province a scheme of railway  development for P>. C. as a whole;  denounced by the premier as an  impracticable, impossible and  preposterous railway policy. The  map showing the lines he pro-  magnificent opportunities before  otic distinction is made between i of ranWay from Bella Coola to, jt when it entered office.  Canadians of British birth and  those born under any other Hag  In the one case the oath of a  man that he was British-born  was to be accepted without question, but the naturalized British  subject must produce a certificate of his naturalization from  the court which issued it to prove  Fort Eraser.    In addition he had <  the assurance of William Wain-';PuWic Accounts Deliberately  wright, president of the Grand I ralsmed.  Trunk Pacific, that the company! Speaking on financial matters  was prepared, assoon as its main ; Mr. Oliver said: "The balance  line was completed, to construct! sheet prepared by the govern-  branch lines, including one from ! ment would be a disgrace to any  the main line at Fort Eraser to ; of the children in a public school.  as has been and is being done   ,  through the system of powers-of-  attorney and staking by agents?"  The Policy of the Liberal  Party.  The policy of the Liberal paj-ty,  Mr. Oliver said in closing, was  that of giving to every citizen of  the province an equal opportunity to share in the wealth of the  province, to enable the bona fide  settler to get on the land and  make a living there, to force the  speculator to render the land  productive or get off it and place  it available for the man who will  cultivate it, to spend the appropriations on roads, trails and  bridges, on works to benefit the  farmer instead of building motor  roads for tourists, to give honest  administration in every branch  of the public service. It was for  the electors of this and every  other constituency to do their  duty by their country and themselves, to recognize their personal responsibility, and place in  power men who would do all this.  Inspired by Fear of the  Naturalized Citizen.  The chairman enquired of Mr.  Brewster what he would do with  the recent amendment to the  Elections Act if be became  premier.  Mr. Brewster, in reply, said:  "We will do exactly as we will  in regard to woman suffrage, act  at once and put that section out  of business, replacing it by another which will be fair to every  citizen, man or woman, British-  born or naturalized Canadian"  (cheers). The leader explained  briefly that Mr. Bowser's action  apppeared to have been inspired  by fear of the naturalized citizen,  who was believed to be largely  opposed to the present government.  Resolution Was Unanimously Adopted.  Arising out of the statements  made by the speakers as to the  court decisions on the fraudulent  nature of powers-of-attorney the  (Continued column 3, page 2.) rr  .j-.r\  if*: /  SV  II  f ."?-���������������.  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  ������s������������nan������������iiinc������cg=*;il.������������-J-"*u������������J-. "*==="'=������������������������'''  Saturday, Jlpril 4t j, ,  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1 Year     $1.00  6 Months ........ S.    0.75  3 Months '.    0.50  United States  1 Year $1.50  United Kingdom  1 Year ' $2.00  Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscribers not receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at once. Changes in address should be  sentjn as soon as possible.  For Advertising Rates,  Apply at  Office. "  To Correspondents'���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will bo published, the  name and address of every writer of such letters  must be given to*the editor.  \. The Editor reserves the rifirht to refuse publication of any "letter. 'All manuscript at writer's  risk.  Vancouver Office - - 317-323 Cambie St  "2?ai������H pajmlt sujinnna vst Ir  SATURDAY, APRIL 4, -1914.  $The 'Time for Serious  ' .   ' Consideration.  ��������� ~ ��������� The welcome accorded to" Mr.  H. C. Brewster, the leader of the  .' -Liberal party in British Cplum:  ''   bia, and -/.'Hondst' John'' Oliver,  , his able lieutenant, and-the enthusiasm displayed by'the large  ' ,"audiences,which gathered to hear  -   them, augerewell for the success  \ of*their tour.  ' It is evident that the public at  large is aroused to the sense -df  -'  the dangers which threaten the  .  province through the profligacy  of the present administration..  The , electorate   is   convinced  ' that'no amelioration of -the rapid-  ly increasing gravity of the political situation can be expected from-  " 'the party.,in'power. - '���������",      -"* -"  "���������'��������� If there-ever was a'timein the  .history of the province when it  required "the services, not of one  ��������� or two men who use untram-  t , * k  meiled power as an excuse for  ~ license, but the services of a score  or more of men with some capacity for public service, to direct  Isgislative efforts along wise  lines, to atone for past blunders,  and to lay the foundations broad  and deep for the permanent  prosperity of the province, this  . is the time.  By the wise choice of Mr. H.  C. Brewster to the leadership of  the party and by the success of  their efforts to surround him with  men of honesty and capacity,  elected with the greatest1 care and  discrimination, the Liberal party  affords an opportunity to the  people of this province for which  they have been waiting, one  which they will not fail to embrace/  Liberalism is the cause of progress. It puts every institution  and every project to the test of  human and national usefulness.  By that test, and that test alone,  it judges. It moves ahead by  eliminating the outgrown and  the decadent and taking up the  new and publicly healthful.  The element that  recognises  this truth will at <all times work  independently in  the  cause of  progress,   and when   some important objective comes, within  reach will sink all differences for  the sake of the possible attainment.    It is only by  so  doing  that we can fully realise the true  spirit of responsible democratic  government, based on the genuine will and best judgment of  the people.  Local Minstrels Delight Large  Audience.  Must Repeat Performance.  The performance by the Bella  Coola minstrel troupe which took  place on Friday last week, proved  a very pleasant innovation. The  members of the troupe, nine in  number, had each and all practised the various parts until all  that was required to make their  efforts successful was an appreciative audience.  At eight o'clock prompt the  troupe took the platform, the  grotesque costumes of the cornermen causing considerable amuse-  , . i  merit. After the usual greeting,  the proceedings were commenced  with the opening chorus, "The  Ole Banjo," which was appreciatively received. The efforts of  the soloists were encored in every  case, while the humorous items  by the four corner-men was met  with uproarious demands ior  more along the same line. There  was no scarcity of quips, jokes  and conmumdrums, and the patter jn between the various items  went far towards making the  entertainment the huge success  it most certainly was.  The troupe consisted of the  following gentlemen: Interlocutor, H. L.'���������Harris; tamborines, P.  J.-Kenyon and E. Wheeler; bones  H. Sutherland and L. J. Calhan;  soloists, H. G. Anderson and C.  Lord, tenors; Frank Robinson,  baritone; R.��������� A. Teebay, bass.  The part singing was excellent  and reflected great credit on, the  musical director, Mr! E." R. -A:  Russell, to whose efforts the excellence of the . entertainment,  was greately due.  The program" was brought to  a close at a late hour with the  chorus,- "Good Night," af.ter  which,' votes of thanks were  tendered to the troupe and also  to~Mr.v. A.. C. Christensoikfor his  generous -assistance:-' ' A-few remarks in reponse and-the National Anthem terminated what was  unanimously voted to be one. of  the best . entertainments ever  staged in 'the'"history of' this  place. ��������� ',  But the end is'not yet. The  members of the troupe have received so'many requests to repeat the performance, that they  have decided to appear again at  the Colony Hall, Hagensborg, on  Tuesday, 7th. inst., at 8 p. m.  prompt.  Only those who are willing to  admit that they- are absolutely  deyoidof humor and have an abhorrence for good music, should  fail to attend.  (Continued from page 1.)  following resolution' was unanimously adopted on motion of H.  L. Harris, seconded by B. F.  Jacobsen:  "Whereas, the government  of the province of British Columbia has ^accepted applications made by virtue of fraudulent powers-of-attorney for the  purchase of millions of acres  of the public lands of the province; and  "Whereas, the Supreme  Court of Canada and also the  Supreme Court of British Columbia have declared such transaction to be a fraud upon the  Land Act;.and  ' 'Whereas,' there is reason to  believe that the government of  British Columbia has connived  at, if not actually assisted in  such frauds;  ��������� "Therefore, be it resolved,  that it is the opinion of this  meeting that His- Honor the  lieutenant-governor should refrain from signing crown  grants to lands acquired, .by  fraudulent means and, further,  that a copy of this resolution  be forwarded to His, Honor and  to the press."  Truck and Trade With the  Yankees.  Mr. Gutelius discriminates against NoOa  ' Scotia coal in faoor of dearer and  poorer American coal. ���������  A vote of confidence in Mr.  Brewster 'and the Liberal-party  was adopted with enthusiasm.  LOCAL JOTTINGS,  S. S. Camosun arrived on Sunday last with a lengthy list of  passengers for this port.  r Miss M. A. Beatty of Vancouver is spending "a few weeks in  town as" the guest of Mrs. B.  Brynildsen.''  T. Leveltoh and 0. Fosbak have  returned to their homes in the  valley after a lengthy stay in  Vancouver.  - Geo. Namethy, of Firvale, visited town during the week for  the purpdse of making application for a certificate of haturalizr  ation.  <;W.- and "H.' Sutherland have  spent the week at Bachelor Bay,  where they ^are preparing to  build a new residence.  For a government which came  into power on the plea of developing home industries and of hav-  ing "no trade or truck with the  Yankees," the recent action of  the government in allowing Mr.  F. P. Gutelius theex-C.P.R. man  and ex-American citizen, to buy  supplies of coal for the Intercolonial from. the United States  at a higher price than it could be  obtained in Canada* is amazing.  The facts of the, case have  been brought out by official correspondence tabled /in the Commons on motion of Mr.  E. M.  Macdonald;    Last autumn, Mr.  Gutelius entered into a contract  with an Ogdensburg firm for 15,-  000 tons of "run of mine" coal  costing at Massena Springs, N.  Y., $3.89 per ton.   This coal was  for the use of, the Intercolonial  at Levis. ���������   Delivered there its  gross cost to the government, including transportation charges,  was approximately, $4.92 per ton.  Last year, coal said to be of a  considerably   higher   standard,  for use at Levis was obtained by  the  Intercolonial   management  from the Nova Scotia companies  at a cost of $3.70 per tori.    This  year it is understood these companies were willing to furnish  the I. G. R. coal supplies-at the  same figure."    Apparently' Mr.  Gutelius prefer to trade with his  own countrymen, even if it costs  the Canadian public much more  to do it. - -  It may be further,noted that  this contract was entered into at  the very time Mr. Gutelius was  completing his report on the alleged "waste" in connection With  the construction of the National  Transcontinental. Comment is  .unnecessary.'  Popular and   Useful Gift  A BirksV Watch, Chain or Fob  WATCHES fo^Meh and Boys, in a great van'eh  TTrtll,OJCO styieS>. but all warranted to ' 3  timekeepers.    We have many fine grades in men's Th    ^  Models,  as  well  as in  MoUels  especially 'intended  Doctors, Merchants, Ranchers and Lumbermen.  to,  WATCHES "fe'^ies in the newest popular case <],  , r-T s������g"s.    Our Catalogue shows a very (il  line of Bracelet Watches.   The bracelet watch is nov-if  most fashionable with ladies of all lands. / '   e  IN FOBS AND CHAINS Z^lS6, m������st mn"  ��������� niendable styles in voj-ue  and our Catalogue illustrates a very represen'alive  play of our stock.    See pages 21, 22, 26, '40 and 41.  Write for our Gatalogue which .contains evurytliim,  worth while in the jewelry, line.  dis-  HENRY BIRKS & SONS, LTD  JEWELLERS AND SILVERSMITHS  Vancouver, B. C,  GEORGE E. TROREY  Managing: Director  Work has been commenced  clearing up the hospital grounds  and excellent progress is being  made.  NOTICE  The Annual Meeting of the  Bella. Coola Development League  will be,held at Mackenzie School  on Monday 6th,.at 7:30 p. m. All  members are requested t6 attend.  Contemptible Quibbling.  How honorable men could stoop  to quibbling in order to escape  from the observance of a principle so just and so plainly stated  is almost incomprehensible. A  trustee who should be accused of  a violation of the' eight commandment would cut. a sorry  figure in pleading that he embezzled only so much of the trust  fund as he believed himself legally entitled to, and this is about  all that the pettifogging plea for  a free passage of ' 'our'' ships  through our own canal amounts  to. It is as morally perverted as  it is economically unsound.���������Philadelphia Record.  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY,  The Bank of British North America  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  Accounts opened for amounts:of $1 and upwards.    No notic*  ��������� required for withdrawing.  DRAFTS, MONEY ORDERS, LETTERS OF CREDIT am 'M  TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES issued, negotiable anywhere   ���������  COLLECTIONS  made  at lowest rates.  Agents and Correspondents  in every part of Nthe world.  Agents for  DEN  NORSKE  CREDIT BANK  J. N. CRAN, Manager  Bella Coola Branch  ALLAN LIN JEN.  Norges Huindredaars  jubilaeum.  For at gjore det bekvemt og komfortabelt for nordmaend > '  bor i det vestlige Canadapog som onsker at dfiltage i de nor*. X  hundredaarsfestligheder, har Allan linjens Dampskibs Co. L������&;J  arrangeret det saaledes at S. S. CORSICAN, 11500 tons, ski %  gjore en SPECIEL tur fra Montreal den 2den Mai. r1  SPECIELLETURISTVOGNE via Canadian Pacific jembanc a  vil bli benyttede fra Vancouver, til man saettes i forbimk^  med SPECIELT TRAEN der afgaar fra Winnipeg den 29  April, bestaaende af forsteklasses passager vogne, turist-o.  spisevogne.  Saerskilte jernbanefragter i forbindelse med turen vil kuir -  opnaaes den 20de, 25de og 30te april.  Atlanterhavsbilletten til Kristiana koster:-  Anden klasse, en vei ............$ 66.10  Anden klasse, retur . $124.40  Tredie klasse, en vei ......... ...'.$ 36.00  Tredie klasse, retur  $ 74.25  "En betimelig bestilling af koier baade paa anden og tre d'    ;  plads er nodvendig���������grundet den store sogning���������for at faa run t    1  For fuldstaendige oplysninger, tryksager, etc. henvend      '' L  B. Brynildsen, Local Agent, Bella Coola, B. C  The ALLAN LINE a  320 HOMER STREET    -     -     VANCOUVER; B. (#$(  >M  Kemp's IN VALID PORT  A SUPERIOR  MEDICATED  WINE  Unsurpassed as a  TONIC,  STIMULANT  AND  INVIGORATOR  Ji      T a I i   1      Wholesale Distributers  , A. Jepoorten Ltd.,Vancouver, bx  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  Boscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICM  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOqVER  S. S.'VENTURE,Leaves Victoria every Wednesday.  ���������s-Leayes Vancouver every Thursday at 11 p.m.  LEAVES BELLA COOLA SUNDAY MORNING.  S. S.^Capilano" or S. S. "Coquitlam" also call will'  Gasoline and Explosives by special arrangomonl.  For niLos of Freights,  Fares and other information, apply '"  Head OkPicr,  Caukali, St.,   Vancouvkk ; or John  Kaknsi��������������������������� ���������'���������'���������  1003  GOVKUNMKNT  ST.,   VICTORIA.  T3 \aiurday, Jpril ,4;. 1914  BELLA   COOLA  COURIER  1116  the  Shushartie Bay  [FROM OUK RUSIDKNTCORRESPONDENT)  J$ The Nahwitte and district Con-  ^vrH,j|stervative Association held their  A$i%^YBi ������eneral meeting for the year  "1914, on Saturday March 14th at  Nahwitte River.v There was a  fair attendance. ���������  The   president,   calling   the  meeting to order; briefly thanked  ttiefmembers  for his   election,  g that he hoped, whilst in  office, to justify the confidence  reposed in him and regretted his  inability, through sickness, to  attend their very successful  social evening.  The minutes being disposed of  correspondence was called for,  read and discussed.  ,' The ensuing business included  some additions to the bye-laws,  the extension of the telephone  from Alert Bay and the election  of two new members. It was  decided to hold general meetings  quarterly and the annual meeting  to take place the first week in  December.  Altogether, the meeting* was  conducted in a most admirable  and orderly manner, and closed  with the usual Vote of thanks to  the chair.      ������������������    ,  Frantic Toryism in Great Britain may have unbottled a force  there may be some difficulty in  directing or controlling. It is  making history, but not of the  kind it wiU'read with tranquility  in future years. It is dying too  hard.  0  "Bull Dog Brand"  Overalls  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  C'OAL MINING RIGHTS of tho Dominion, in  v-' Manitoha, Saskatchewan und Aliikhta,  the Yukon Teriutoky, the North-whstTkhiu-  torikh and in a portion of the Province of  British Columhia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,500 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Arcent or Sub-Atfent  of the district in which the riffhta applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of $5 which will be refunded if the.riirhts  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 operating1 the mine shall furnish  the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon* If the coal mining, rights  are not being operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include .the coal mining rights  only, but the-lessee may he 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.��������� 30G00.  I  To Land Seekers, Campers,     Why Pack Yt>ur 0utms -|  Prospectors,   EtC������ Further Than Necessary?    $  WE CARRY COMPLETE LINES OF THE FOLLOWING AT BELLA COOLA PRICES:  GROCERIES TENTS DRY GOODS HARDWARE  CAMPERS' SUPPLIES PACKERS' REQUISITES  HAY  AND  GRAIN  a  Bella Coola Mercantile Co., Hagensborg |:������sdt  12 Miles from Bella  on Direct  the Interior  ������<H  ���������O-l  KB  The Overall  that's  ir  over a  Made ExtraStrong  to last  "extra long*'  John W. Peck & Co.  Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  WANTED  Listing of Lots and Acreage  in Bella Coola and Valley.  Give full particulars,  Price, Title, etc., to  MARTIN J   RAVEY  826 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B.C.  B. FILLIP JACOBSEN  Agent for and Owner of  FARM, TIMBER LANDS AND WATER POWER  IN BELLA COOLA AND VICINITY  TEN ACRE FARMS A SPECIALITY.  CJ. After a residence of 30 years I have acquired  a thorough knowledge of the whole coast of  British Columbia, and can give reliable information of the different resources at almost any  point in this part of the province. All information strictly guaranteed.  B. FID .IP JACOBSEN, Bella Coola, B. C.  BUSINESS CARDS  Geoffrey K. Burnett D. J. McGugan  C.E., B.C.L.S., B.A.S.C., B.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 address���������New Westminster, B.C.  P. O. Box88t>. Telephone 232.  GG-O  BAKING  POWDER  PURE in the Can and  SURE in  the  Baking  NOT MADE BY A TRUST  Made in Canada  Sold by all first-class Grocers  Satisfaction Guaranteed  or money back  r  LOT  .c.  j; A. LeROY PhoneSey. 9387 J. NATION  BUS MEETS AlXTbOATS AND TRAINS  Hotel Winters  COR. ABBOTT AND WATER STREETS  VANCOUVER, B.C.  EUROPEAN    PLAN    HOT AND COLD WATER  $1.00 TO  $2.50      STEAM   HEATED  '  0  (���������  101  1  0  Fur Sales Agency  ROOMS WITH BATH  LOTS!  LOTS!  IN  ct A^OOld,  (Eljurrlj Nntto  Public Worship of God.  Sunday School     -     2 : 30 p. m.  Church Service     -    7:30 p. m.  Subject: Educational Sermon.  Talk to the boys and girls.  Reo.  T. C. Colwell, B. A.,' Pastor  600 dealers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alas"ka have taken advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years.  Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20  of the biggest fur, buyers in the world  bid'on your fur instead of one individual house assures the highest market  price always. r  We hold sales monthly, but will advance 75 per cent, of value on receipt,  sending balance immediately after sale.  j Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  I  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  ! AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  HI  MRS. J. CLAYTON.. *$%?  '%  Dry Goods  U3  Boots and Shoes  Groceries and General Merchandise  Hardware -iU Surveyors', Loggers'  and Packtrain Supplies a Speciality  FURS Bought and Sold   BELLA  COOLA, B, C.    ,  j I Highland LiquorCo.s;| |  ?   = Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons'Famous 2   ������  I   1 Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland. j   1  u  H  M  Si  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous  Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland.  WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO  VVE   SHIP   PROMPTLY  758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.  f $  o    c  HOI  Every man thinks he needs a  wife until after he acquires one.  urs  For Purity and Sweetness  Highest market prices paid.  Fair grading given.  EXPRESS CHARGES PAID  ON ALL SHIPMENTS.  Prompt returns. Write for  Price List and Shipping Tags  to  rs  OW    FOR    SALE  :���������.?���������':������,������.:  MAKE    YOUR    SELECTION   EARLY  Present Prices���������From $250 to $400  Address all Communications to���������  Bella Coola &  Western Land  Co.  P. O.  BOX  1482  EDMONTON, ALTA.  Bella Coola Agent    B. F. JACOBSEN       Office- C. P. R. Block, Edmonton  PASCALL'S  Chocolates and Confections are Nutritious  and Delicious  SOLD BY ALL  F1RSTCLASS GROCERS AND CONFECTIONERS  B.LEVENSON  281-83 Alexander Ave.  Animals, Birds, Fish  and all kinds of  Game Heads  Mounted True to  Nature  Hides tanned and made  into Rugs and Robes  AH work strictly first - class  A. Mittler tJSSst  728 Helmcken Street  VANCOUVER. B.C.  SH  t  &  Watches and Clocks  Repaired  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  CHARLES TAYLOR  BELLA COOLA,  B.C.  ?  "iKi<������9  Patronize Home Industry  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������RANGE   III.  Take Notice that Walter F. Brydon  of Schooner Passage, occupation engineer, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following'described land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  south-west corner of an Island situate  about one mile distant and in a vvester-  Iv direction from East Bella Bella Cannery. Bella Bella. B.C., thence north  live '-hams, thence east ten chains,  thence south five chains, thence west  ten .-bains along shore line to point of  commencement, including whole Island.  WALTER F. BRYDON.  Diite. Ith March. .1911. Murch U--May 16.  and Buy RAMS AYS'  Biscuits, Candy, Macaroni  New Orleans Molasses  Manilla: Drips  Imperial Maple Syrup     j    \  Ramsay Bros. & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Thoughtful Johnnie.  Father: A good man has a lot  of enemys in this world, my son.  Kid: You ain't got any have  you, father? 1  yp���������s*EEjZ  ppilUw   ** pMhp, (wn**������in������*pp*p)p������pm  *   ' r  i II i  If  ��������� Mil-  :;!   I  ���������i <l    ('  '       'I  jiiiii!  Si*  Hit  il  tin  1.1  1  il  I i  l.'i!  I-  H4U  Mm  MP  i  BELLA   COOLA/ COURIER  Saturday, Jl-pril 4, 79,./  LEADING   DEALERS'. IN  AL  ft',!  i  r.*  &  ^n  ion  1=  30E  5] Hi  Mens  Child  ' , Ladies' and  ren s  Sh  oes  ZHOU  30E  ry  m  hoe  znoE  &  roceries  9  2Jj(jp  Pack and hiding Saddles-  a  TENTS  ware  u  Men's Suits, Shirts  and Underwear  ^  ZIOE  nor  f f  m I I  Camp, Heating and.Cook Stoves  ZZJ  #carry' a LARdE stock of fancy and staple groceries at lowest prices  Settlers, Prospectors and Campers  Supplies  B:  B  SEN  &  CO.  BELLA  COOLA, B.c  w  Smith, Blair & Co. LW.  VANCOUVER," B. C.  Wholesale  DRY GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  SHIRTS PANTS OVERALLS  "MACKINAW"- CLOTHING  '.-������.   Eventually You Will Use  Prairie Pride Flour  V. ���������     ;  Why Not Now?  SAMPLE ROOM AT PRINCE RUPERT-Catalogues on application  Every Sack Guaranteed  Your Money Refunded If Not Satisfied  Ask your dealer.    On sale at  all first-class Grocers  ^ TtjE -   Manufacturers of all ^.  A. <���������>      tr^vr* /** T������nr������ kinds of V  V     H/f/^/^Mf/ %T    OlCfl8! II I    hint  rDanc uicniiTQ   ^  BEwnieavannna  CU1T HIGH-GRADE BISCUITS  AND CANDIES  >/  ^JuIMMIMn  MOONEY'S SODAS and  PILOT BREAD  "THE   BEST   YET"  Made by MEDICINE HAT   MILLING  CO., LIMITED  MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA  HUGHES BROS.  BIG LIQUOR STOREr  Wines, Liquers and Cigars J  WE   SHIP   EVERYWHERE J  *'"* f~~i^UCJgJl*' w'"* *hil"'i������" ���������""���������cti������������' I  a 105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C.;  Bi C������ '    Made in British Columbia  _,r t  i i ������������������ .������������������.������������������iMwmniMrBwr^rrirnTrn--������������������"  BRAID'S BEST-  TEA   COFFEE   SPICES  FLAVORING   EXTRACTS  Are ABSOLUTELY PURE and conform with the Government  Standards absolutely  IF YOU GET IT  AilpLlMLErS  IT'S ALL Rl  GHJ_B  Wm. Braid & Co-^^^ggj^  The  Call  of the  Open  VANCOUT/E^_AND_DISTRICT  DISTRICT OF COAST-RANGE II.  Take Notice that George Simpson  McTavish,  of Victoria,   B.C.,  occupation canneryman,. intends to apply  for;  permission to purchase the following de- |  sc ribed land: ��������� nlw.)lf I  Commencing at  a post planted    bout j  ten chains distant in a westerly cirec- ,  'Jon from an unnamed creek emptying ,  in Victoria   Cove, Rivers Inlet   thence  south 20 cbains, thence east 40 chains  thence north 20 chains, thence west 40  chains following shore to point of commencement, containing 80 acres, more  or less.  GEORGE SIMPSON McTAVISH.  Date. 28 th February. WM. Miir- 7"Miiy 9"  Comes with the months of spring and at Plimley s  everything is ready for the Cyclist and the Motorist.  The 1914 "Indian" Motor Cycles; The 1914 Overland" Cars and the new cycle models by the world s  leading makers all await your choice.    Send for frci-  Catalog today.  10 in. Hand Made Logger  "BEST FOR THE WEST"  I. LeCKIE CO. LTD.  aai  .��������� Largest Shoe ..  Manufacturers on  the Pacific Coast  ancouver, B. C.  First countryman (seeing the  pillarbox for the first time) -  What's that for, Tom?  Second countryman���������I dun no;  looks like a religious sort o' tiling.  First ccnintryman���������No, it can't  belong to no religious folk. It  says, 'No collection on Sundays.'  Waiter-Will the young lady  have some bine points?  Miss Newrich��������� Yes, pale blue.  730  YATES  Street  TH0S. PLIMLEY  VICTORIA, B. C.  727-735  Johnson  Street  The Best Manufactured Clothing for thejVcsi  "SOVEREIGN BRAND  CLOTHING  SOLD IN ALL FIRST-CLASS STORES  IV. P. Sandiford Manufacturing Company, Lid., llo^^l^  ^


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