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Array IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCEL-  LENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER REPORT FOR FEBRUARY  ���������Compiled by Mr. C. H. Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 31.   Minimum, 16.  Highenl Max. (16thJ49.   Lowest Min. ilsi^ 3  below zero.   Rainfall, 1.74. Snow25in.  Hainfall for the year (1916) 40.89 inches.  VOL. 5���������NO. 17  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY,. APRIL.7, 1917.  $1.00 a Year  Hindenburg Line  May Give Way  , London, April 3-Gen. Haig's  troops today are in sight of the  new Hindenburg line. From  ridge dominating St. Quentin the  British forces in strong thrusts  advanced within three miles ol  , what is supposed to be one oi  the key cities of Hindenburg's  line. Tremendous fighting is expected in this salient today.  Germans striving frantically to  complete fortifications and oppose further advances with theii  heaviest guns.  , Military experts here see fresh  signs of Germany's apprehension  that she cannot hold the Hindenburg line by the information, via  ���������Denmark, of fresh calls for men  issued by the Kaiser's leaders.  Latest draft takes every man  able to carry a rifle up to 50 years  and over.  Dutch despatches today carried  persistent reports of further internal troubles in Germany; details lacking and character of  the disorders not specified.  Premier Borden reviews the  splendid achievement of Canadian troops to maintain best traditions. No sacrifice can be too  much today. Refers correspondent to men-;in the trenches.and  the hospital wards.  Over eight * thousand Turks  killed and wounded in British  victory achieved near, Gaza, Palestine. British lost less than  four hundred in the battle.  Responsibility Rests  ���������~=^With Germany  Washington, April 3?���������President Wilson' appeared before  Congress last night and asked  that body to declare a state of  war existing between United  States and Germany. The responsibility of final break rests  upon Germany.  Capitol stormed by war factions  and pacifists element is prominent.  First armed American steamer  was sunk' yesterday by German  submarine. Several of the'crew  belonging to Aztec reported'lost.  St. Quentin About to Fall  London, April 4.���������Great outburst, of cheering greeted the  announcement by Bonar Law in  the House of Commons of' the  United States entry into the war.  British forward movement reported today around St. Quentin.  Town of Maisssemy taken in the  enveloping grip. To the northward around Arras," town of  Henin occupied. Good progress  was made towards the German  stronghold St. Quentin now less  than two miles distant. Germans  know St. Quentin about to fall.  British, fprces captured trenches  along a ten mile stretch.and take  six villages.   " .  French Drive Germans  Beyond Vaux Naillon  Paris, April 3.- South of,Ail-  ette French forces drove back  German troops beyond Vaux  Naillon. Our patrols found the  lines in the region of St. Quentin  to be strongly occupied by the  enemy.  Vice-president Shobeloff of the  Duma in a speech delivered to-  v day at a patriotic mass meeting  at Petrograd declared: "We cannot shake hands with the German people until they have rial  themselves of the cursed Hohen-  zollerns. The Kaiser and Chancellor Hollweg are most redoubtable enemies of'Russian liberty.  To their hypocritical greeting  we will reply with the bayonet."  Grand Duke Nicholas will go  into retirement on his estate at  Alipka, Crimea.  Attempt to Bribe Officers  New York, April 3.���������The Copenhagen correspondent of the  New York World is authority  for a statement that Germany  spent a million dollars in an at:  tempt to bribe Russian army  officers to permit German troops  to pass through their lines to  Petrograd. Officers accepted the  money and immediately forwarded it to the. provisional govern-  ment at Petrograd with full details of the diabolical scheme.  Ottawa, April 4. ��������� Canadian  officers with overseas experience  may be loaned United States-government by Ottawa. Canadian  government pleased with steps  taken by President Wilson, belief  is expressed that the war may  be appreciably shortened.  Amsterdam, April 4���������Germany  is very much peeved and contemplates a formal protest -to  neutral nations against United  States declaring war.  Germans in Mexico  Getting Ready  New York, April 4���������Hundreds  of Germans now temporarily established in Mexico are'preparing, according to reliable information, to invade American territory: Leading Mexican generals are reported to have made  the pronouncement that an invasion of America will be attempted immediately hostilities  with Germany are undertaken by  the States.  The American steamer Aztec,  sunk off the French coast, was  given no warning. Twenty-six  of the crew are missing, nineteen survivors picked up, one  boat was swamped in big seas.  Washington, April 4.���������Bonds  to be provided for present expenses, but hereafter country itself must pay largely war's burden. Heavy taxes on excess  profits and-big incomes will be  the chief means of raising the  bulk of war revenue. President  Wilson's suggestion of extending  credit to Allies will be heeded by  Congress. One of the foremost  leaders, said today the president  can have' what he wants. We  will pass the credit,for Allies  an-fr^e^thkt there is sufficient  mdriey to-make the war a success.  Following preparedness bills  to.be shoved through within a  few hours after' resolution passes: Army appropriation, $247,-  000,000; General deficiency, $62,-  000,000; Bill to provide merchant  ships with arms, $100,000,000;  Sundry civil appropriation, $138,-  000,000; Military academy" bill,  $1,3,49,000 and Espionage bill.   ���������:���������  ������  VERY ONE, CAN do  something for his  country  Some can bear arms- .  Some can -produce food  Some can make munitions  Some can jgive money  It is the privilege of all to help.  OU CAN-SERVE by  Fighting���������Working���������-  Saving-^Giving v  This is NATIONAL SERVICE  Are YOU doing your part?  LL EYES turn now to  the Canadian Farmer,  for he can render the  Empire SPECIAL SERVICE  in this sternest year of the  war.  But���������our farms are badly undermanned���������25,000 men are needed on  the land.  - With insufficient help, the Man on  the Land fights an uphill fight to  meet the pressing need for Food.  ITY and TOWN  can help.  Municipal Councils, Churches and  Schools, and other organizations,  both of men and women, canrender  National Service by directing all  available labour to the Land.  Farmers themselves can exchange  labour.   School boys can assist.  Were you raised on a farm? Can you  drive a team?' Can you handle fork  or hoe? If you can't fight, you can  produce. Spend the Summer working on the Farm.  Let every man, woman and child in  the Dominion who has access to  Land, no matter how small the plot,  make it produce Food in1917.  For Information on any subject relating to  the Farm and. Garden write:���������  INFORMATION BUREAU  DEPARTMENT   OF   AGRICULTURE  OTTAWA      ;.  DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE  OTTAWA,   CANADA.  HON. MARtlN   BURRELL, MINISTER.  U. S. Enters Bloody Arena  Military Party of Mexico Demands War on U. S.  Washington, April 4.���������Gage of battle with Germany isaccepted  by President Wilson. The nation's executive stirs Congress with  pronouncement that state of war exists and that the nation must  bend every energy to prepare army' and navy, also render eveiy  assistance to Allies. Congress stand united behind the president.  President urged organization of army at least five hundred thousand. Canvass of Congress shows United States will go into war  united and determined to a "man. Immediately after the president  left the capitol, Senate and Congress reconvened and identical joint  resolution introduced into both Houses declaring existence of war  and directing the president to employ all resources of the country  to carry war against Imperial German Government and bring conflict to suicsasful conclusion. Senator Chamberlain introduces  universal military training bill.    Break with Austria certain.  Ne.w York, April 4.���������Almost coincidental with publication of  President Wilson's speech to Congress, eeme .intimation from  various sources in Mexico that the military party, urged by pro-  German influences, demand war on the United States.  Last week quite a number of  our townspeople left for outside  points. B. F.r Jacobsen and O.  Indrevik for Vancouver; John B.  Sylvester, P. Evenson, F. Brewster, Hans Knudsen and. A. Net-  zell, for Rivers Inlet.  Mr. ,R. A. Teebay, came up  from Rivers Inlet last v\ eek after  spending the winter there in  connection with the Dominion  hatchery. Mr. Teebay will remain here for a short time and  then take the power launch Merlin back to the cannery port in  readiness for the1 fishery protection service during the summer.  May celebrations passed away.  This animal was one of the best  on the coast judging from the  number of prizes it won.  Mr. N. Scheinman . came in  from the northern terminal last  Saturday to look over a consignment of furs stored here on  Which' bids are invited.  No time is as yet set for the  examination of firewardens for,  Bella Coolla, Ocean Falls, or any  of the sections in the southern  part of the Prince Rupert fire  district. ' i  Under the new regulations just  adopted by the Department of  Lands, all fire wardens must pass  a satisfactoiy examination before being considered by the  department as suitable for the  position. In the past, anyone  having a political pull with the  member could have the job. Under the new order of things, the  person must be fit.  Mr. A. K. Oveson was in town  this week. Latest from his son,  Alfred J., who some time ago  was recognized for bravery on  the field, is that things are moving some over in France. Mr.  Overson's other son is at present  in England. He writes that he  is fit and anxious to get over to  France as soon as possible.  iasto f'tmfiaif  A special Service will be held  in the Mackenzie School at 7:30  p. m.  Preacher: REV. R. H. CAIRNS,  Inspector of Indian schools for  British Columbia.  Mr. H. Brooks of Prince Rupert, representing the wholesale  house of Wood, Vallance & Leg-  gat, Ltd., Vancouver, was a call-!  erin town last week. Mr. Brooks  and his family were on board the  Prince Rupert when that steamer piled up on Genn Island.    <  ������������������, Mr. and Mrs. 0. S. Urseth. left  for a visit to the cities and after  a short stay1 in Vancouver:Mr.  Urseth will go to Montana, where  he has a ranch,. but will return  here towards the end of summer.  The power boat Impalla, owned  by Lieut.. Wm.: Sutherland, was  sold this week to Mr. F. A. Mc-  Kinnon of Granby, who will operate the boat between Anyox  and Alice Arm during the coming  season. . Mr. McKinnon is here  making arrangements, for the  taking of the boat north.  By the death of the mare Fannie, owned by Vincent Clayton,  a familiar contender and many  times winner of the horse races  held in connection with our 24th  Ocean Falls News.  There is little to relate irr the  way of gossip around Ocean Falls  except the masked ball was a  complete success, especially from  a monetary point of view as the  ladies.of the Red Cross Society  were able tphand over $80.15 to  the fund. The masks were well  gotten up and everybody seemed  to have a jolly time. MissGood-  mahson, representing the king's  jester, took the ladies first prize  and Mrs. McKay, representing  Yum Yum, taking the second  prize.-', As a Mexican, Mr. Knapp  carried off first honors-amongst  the gentlemen, while a-plantation negro,, in the person of Mr.  Bob Robinson; was second best.  The success of the ball was in  a great measure due'to the ladies  who, after, the. dance, served  sandwiches, cake and coffee;  The ladies of the Red Cross  Society sent their first package,  consisting of 16 pairs of sox, to  the central depot at Vancouver.,  A letter was received from Mrs.  Dr. Mills to the effect that the  sox were well made and that she  had nothing but praise for the  work sent in.   ..  f   r. BELLS:COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, April 7,  \9)7  The Courier  Published Weekly at Beixa Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  X Year *100  6 Months        0,7S  3 Month.    ������-50  United Stale*  1  Year     *i50  ���������  United Kingdom  I Year...".   .$1.00  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,  Apply at  Office.  To Correspondents���������Whilo unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  .name and addreBS of every, writer of such letters  , must be sriven to the editor.  The Editor reserves the'right to refuse publication of any latter.    All manuscript at writer's  risk.  "Tallin gpjmli mipiTina rot Iwe."  . SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 1917.  Why Not Discard the  Prohibition Vote?  ; The counting of the soldiers  vote, on Prohibition is illuming  the mind of not only Prohibitionists, but the people of the province  as" to how thing? are manipulated  so that the will of the people can  be delayed as long as possible..  The taxpayers of British Columbia are  paying  a  princely  salary to Sir Richard McBride to  look after their interests in England, and it is only reasonable to  expect that he. would do his best  to facilitate and see that the soldiers ballot was on the square.  True for Sir Richard, he turned  the job over to someone else, presumably that no suspicion of unfair play could be credited to the  late, government.    But when it  cbriies clown to'facts, the taking  of the soldiers votes on Prohibition is anything to what it should  have been.     According to the  latest- revelation, there were at  Epsom, one of the camps in England,  over one thousand votes  polled although only two hundred  .men from this province were in  this particular camp.       Every  soldier   must   have   voted' five  times; running' it out on these  lines British Columbia must have  a large army in  England, one  pretty near large enough to take  down the Kaiser's number unaided.  '   We were told by Conservatives  ��������� that all would be fair in taking  the soldier vote overseas.   The  late government even went so  far as to send  representatives  over to see thatthey voted right  -.-for their .candidates! but when  it came'.to the Prohibition vote  they lost heart and left it to Sir  /Richard, who in turn left it to  someone else,  with   the i"result  that the final count may be pub-  > li3hed some time, perhaps this  , -year.. ���������'���������'.<'���������  '.���������'"/��������� O      0      O    ' o   '   o  "There is, no doubt that the  Brewster government would be  backed by the people if they discarded (in the light of what has  already occurred) the Prohibition  vote and proceed with their plan:  the prohibition'of the sale of  Uflubr during the presenter.  ff the gbVernment should carry  out their scheme, the advantage  would be (when next a vote was  taken on this question) that the  people would be able to form a  pretty accurate idea of any benefits resulting from the drink being cut out. Practical experi-  experience will be a better mentor than the flood of "anti" or  "wet" literature.  How Can We Conserve the  Supply of Salmon?  From time to' time the press of  the province has called attention  to the awful fish waste that has  been going on. but very little  notice has been taken of it as fish  seemed to be so plentiful, like  many other things in British  Columbia, that there would be  no end to the supply. There  might also have been in the minds  of many "sufficient for the day!'  and no thought was given to the  future. '  On the famous Fraser river,  not so many years-ago1 either, a  person would find that the percentage of salmon caught and  dumped into the Gulf of Georgia  was greater than that actually  canned. The result of this may  be, in part, <a reason for the  scanty supply of salmon in recent years. The shortage of fish  in many other recognized rivers  in the northern section is all too  apparent, and if there is not a  changed condition,in this industry in the immediate.future the I  salmon supply in this province  will be a thing of the past.  Much has has been said about  the protection of fish by a weekly  close season, but this is a long-  range vision by politicians and  corporation heads, that are after  the millions in dividends out of a  comparatively small investment.  Twenty years ago, eighty out  of every hundred cases of salmon  canned at Rivers Inlet were taken  out of the river.   This is a short  stream,  with t no ������ obstructions,  leading  into" the  Owee-kay-no  Lake from the head of Rivers  Inlet.   This lake is perhaps one  of  the best  salmon   spawning  grounds in  the world.   The restrictions  governing fishing  boundaries have always been so  worded that nets could close the  mouth of this river from Sunday  to Saturday..   The same condition may be found all over this  northern coast.   At Bella Coola  the same condition prevails, the  tidal boundary is placed at" about  the end of the tideflat and .practically at no time will it be found  that mouth of the river is Unobstructed.      The  shortage of  sockeye salmon at Kimsquit may  be attributable to the same cause.  The argument of the authorities in order to protect the fish  supply, is to limit licences; but  we would suggest that keeping  nets out of the entrance of. the  rivers and removal of log jams;  so as to give the fish a chance of  entering the spawning grounds,  would be a solution of maintaining/the supply by natural propagation.  In the Bella C.jola river there  has existed for years and to this  day absolute obstructions in the  shape of log jams. Last season  very few, if any, of the salmon  reached the spawning ground.  With ho hatchery to help out,  how long will it take before the  supply runs out? .  The waste in salmon is not the  only one. Ever since the halibut  industry' commenced in British  Columbia thft^slne.ss, has been  attended by wastefulness. Many  varieties other than halibut are  taken on the lines and thrown  away. In the neighborhood of  the. fishing boats can be seen  flounders, black cod, ling, red  cod. and other varieties of the  best food fish discarded.    Yet  cities is almost as expensive as  beef.  Make Country Life More  Attractive.    <  We are glad to hear that the  National Service Commission is  taking steps to discover the previous trade or calling of each-man  now under arms, and his intentions or capacities for his future  career, at any rate in the matter  of agriculture. That is the foundation industry of the Dominion.  Farming-should be made so profitable, by educational and financial  aid, and the social conditions of  rural life should be so improved  that'thousands of men, with natural inclinations that way, will  be attracted to agriculture and  will succeed at it.  But even when that is done,  the great majority of the .men  will have to be provided for in  other kinds of work. Weshould  like to see thousands of those  who are not now highly skilled,  given special training to equip  them with the skill they lack.  '".'.'  o..:; o     o    -o  ���������^  The Interpretation of  War.  War brings with it the peculiar  phenomenon of war prosperity.  This, economically, is one of the  most distressing^ things conceivable.    Here is the interpretation  of it.    It is as if an industrious  farmer and his family had worked hard for a generation and  amassed flocks and herds, barns  and buildings, and good stores  of provisions and grain; then, in  a moment of insanity, had set to  work to burn the buildings, and  in the warm light of the flames  kill and devour the animals, and  gorge themselves with-the grain  and fodder, throwing the rest  away.   In this mad orgy one son  of .the family, more idotic even  than the rest, rubs his silly hands  before the fire and leers:' "It is  warmer here and nicer, and their  is more to. eat, than in the old  days when we worked hard and  had but little food.   Father, we  are prosperous.    We have done  a good thing."   Then" presently  the fire burns down into ashes  and the night comes and it is  dark.   And where the grain once  stood and the meadows smiled in  the sun, ,the wolves shall howl  in the gloom of the forest!   And  where the homestead was, there  will be graves.   Such is... the interpretation of war.,  ��������� 0      6      0       0     0..  Pro tection of Sheep front  Dogs.  The Sheep Protection Act will  apply only to such portions' of  the province as are within the  iimits of a sheep-protection district, the Lieut.-Governor-in-  Council being empowered to constitute anp part of the province  into a sheep-protection district  by proclamation.  No dog shall be allowed to be  at large in any such district at  any time between sunset and  sunrise, unless accompanied by  or,being within reasonable call  of the owner or of some person  having it in charge. A penalty  of $50 is provided against the  owner of any dog allowed to be  so at large, and for the purpose  of the Act the possessor or har-  borer of- a do!g is considered as  being the owner.  Within areas to which the Act  will apply no one shall be allowed  to keep or have in possession any  dog unless he has obtained from  the provincial police a license,  the fee for which shall be $1 for  a male dog and $2 for a female  dog, and kept the metal license  tag attached to the animal by a  collar. Any unlicensed or untagged dog may be killed at any  time by any, person and there  shall be no'claim for damages  against the destroyer of an.unlicensed or untagged animal.  Mackay Smith, Blair & Go. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Wholesale  DRY GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS  OF "PRIDE OF THE WEST'   BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,  OVERALLS,  MACKINAW  ' r   .  "MADE   W    B. C."  Send for Catalogue Prompt Attention Given Letter Orders  PACIFIC   MILK  Will go farther than any  other canned milk sold  in this market.  ,,  'YOU'LL LIKE PACIFIC"  FOOD  PRODUCTS  CO., LTD., Manufacturers  Office: 322 DRAKE STREET, VANCOUVER, B.'C.        ,  Canadian Nickel.  From the Conservative headquarters at Ottawa the following  statement is issued to the Tory  newspapers to show what Sir  Robert Borden has achieved for  Canada:'!  "Took effective steps to prevent Canadian nickel reaching  the enemy, at the same time  seeing that a plentiful supply  reaches Great Britain and her  Allies."  Are Sir-Robert Borden and his  Leaders undertaking to deceive  the public or are they ignorant  of the true facts? We can tell  them that Canadian nickel has  reached Germany within the.last  six months.  It was mined in Sudbury in  1915, shipped in matte to the International Nickel Company,  New Jersey. This smelting company has already sent to Germany, via the submarine Deutsch-  land, 200 tons of this Canadian  nickel. Another 100 tons is lying  in New London today awaking  shipment. ��������� This smelting company also has in their warehouse  in New Jersey another 500 tons  destined to Germany if opportunity occurred.  H3  M. NEWTON  The.. Prince Rupert Empire  man, who is ;i ntmlidalc for lhe  House of 'Commons, for this Kill  ing.  While others stand; for what  will benefit their party, he stands  for what will benefit these dic-  tricts. .  Royal Standard Flour  Makes The Big,.Clean Loaf  mi&x  A loaf of Bread baked with ROYAL  STANDARD FLOUR cannot be  otherwise than big,,clean, light and  tasty, because'you are putting into  it the cleanest and purest Flour it  is possible to make.  Made from the hearts only of the choicest Ca  dian wheat and made CLEAN-absolutely free fi  dirt, fluff or lint.  Next time order ROYAL STANDARD.  SOLD BY ALL STOREKEEPERS  na-  ���������om  in  13=  m  ���������-and besides all that  GREAT   WES  TEA  cost's you no more than  some teas not so good.  LEESON, DICKIE,  Wholesale Grocers  & CO., Ltd.  Vancouver, B. C.  the price of fish  in-the coast  MADE FOR B. C WEATHER  G. B. DAYFOOT and Co'y 303 Mercantile Building  Georgetown, Ont. and        Vancouver, B.C.  not  ___]<  HOE  ii_  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD,  REGULAR FREIGHT AND PASSENGER SERVICE  V- ���������"!��������� v ���������:.''/������������������   BETWEEN ..   ;  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S. S.      CaiHOSUn      Leaves  Vancouver every  Tuesday at 11 p.m.      (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Fridays a.m.  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,. Carraix St., Vancouver- or Geo. McGregor,  agent, 1003 Government St., Victoria.  Advertise your Wants in the Courier  .it  mrammmMumMmsmmmimtammwim!! n.  'Saturday, April 7,  1917  BELLAJ COOLA COURIER  I HOSE WHO, FROM TIME TO TIME, HAVE FUNDS REQUIRING  INVESTMENT MAY PURCHASE  AT PAR  DOMINION OF CANADA  IN  SUMS  OF $SOO OR ANY  MULTIPLE THEREOF.  Principal repayable 1st October,' 1919.  Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by cheque (free of exchange at  any chartered Bank in Canada) at trie rate of fivo per cent per annum from the date of  purchase. ,  Holders of this stock will have the privilege of surrendering at par and accrued interest,  .as the equivalent of cash, in payment of any allotment made under any future war loan issue  in Canada other than an issue of Treasury Bills or other like short date security.  Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.  A commission of. one-quarter of one per cent will be allowed to recognized bond and  stock brokers on allotments made in -respect of applications for this stock which bear their  stamp. ���������   '  For application forms apply tt> the Deputy Minister of Financo,-Ottawa.  i  DCPAHTMENT OF HNANCE, OTTAWA, , .    -  OCTOBER 7lh, 191C  The Patronage System.  A report appearing in a Toronto newspaper is to the effect that  before a returned soldier can  ;secure a government position it  is necessary for him to join a  Conservative Ward Association  and be passed upon by the patronage committee. '  The report states that a returned soldier by the-name of  Sergt. Joshua Solorhan .called at  the Mayor's office of the City of  Toronto on December 26, 1916,  and applied for a position.' His  answer was: "Go and join Ward  Two Conservative Association  and get in line for a government  position." This was told by the  mayor's military' secretary,  Ssrgt.-major Creighton, who, by  the way, is President of Ward  One Conservative Association for  the city of Toronto.  Mayor Church has denied that  his office is a Tory stronghold  and Sergt.-major Creighton has  issued a statement explaining  why he told Sergt.. Soloman to  join a Conservative Association.  This statement says in part:  , ������'I told him (Sergt.-Soloman)  that he had better see some of  the Ward Two men and put in  his application through the Patronage Committee. It is no secret  that the government jobs are  handled largely by the Patronage Committee."  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  jfOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  *���������" Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.  the Yukon Territory, the North-west Tkeri-  . TORIES and in a portion of the Province of  British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of {1 an  acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-Agent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.,  In surveyed territory the land mutt be described by sections, or lez&l subdivisions of sections, and in unRurvcyed territory the tmct applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied ,by a  fee of 15 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 sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coul mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include .the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whutever 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 uny Agent or Sub-Agent  it Dominion Lands. '  w. w. amy.  Deputy Minister of the interior.  N.U.���������Unauthorized publication qf this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30CU0.  '   BUSINESS CARDS  ������ (������  hoe  Fur Sales Agency  WAR AGAINST EVERYBODY.  Rollin Kirby, in New York Times.  Overmanned.  The public service is overmanned to a remarkable degree,  and on account of this overmanning of inefficient organization,  or duplications or other kinds of  waste, there is a loss, conservatively estimated, of over $5,000,-  000 a year. ��������� From The Civilian  (the official organ of the Civil  Service.)  How Worry Hurts the   i  Body.  Worry has come to be a question of hygiene rather than are-,  ligion. Whether immoral or not,'  it is certainly unhealthful, so the'  it  doctors tell us. Whatever effect  upon the soul, it is known to in-'  jure the .body. If-the medical  man is correct in his latest de-:  ductions, many'of the most distressing of our physical ailments  are due to_ worry alone. ' The  pulse of a worried man is irregular. It beats intermittently and  its force varies greatly. There  is one meaning to this. Through  the marvelous influence which  mind exercises upon matter the  worry has gripped the heart. ' ���������  '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 hpuse 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.  ZZZZlOi >l  [o  tU-E  CLEAN SEED.  ..Very few farmers put their  seed through the fanning mill  three times, but quite a number  clean it once or twice. A great  many do not clean their seed at  ail, although it is one of the best  means for preventing the spread  of wee ds.  Experimental'stations should  be applied to ppor land.  Comfort and luxury assured at a  minimum coat. 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  wiU 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 results. $20.00 is the  , Cost.   Absolutely no charge un-  ' twenty minutes  1 then a new sup-,  ply every] twenty minutes thereafter.  '.. Wall radiators' can also be run from  your hot water, boiler and other rooms  heated, ivitk no extra cost for fuel.  The- Result Will Surprise You  -'Investigate!  Harry Hanson TIK5;K?'*  P. O. Box 395  139 2nd Ave., Prince Rupert, B.C.  WHAT IS WANTED.  What we chiefly need is to  show the poor farmer, and the  man who has the poor land, how  he can best treat that land and  make it more productive and so  advance his own interests.  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.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DIBTBICT  OF   COAST���������BANOE   131.  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 east20chains, '  thence south 20 chains, thence west 20  chains to the shore, thence following  the shore line to the place of com  mencement.  FRANK INRIG.  Dated, March 28, 1917.     Ap. 7-J'ne 2  .-i^-.vrv.^^:  Thejyiason (y riischriaho  of to-day will make plain our  privilege to stale with authority:  "NO FINER  PIANO MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT HY THE MANUFACTURERS  (JJJ Let us attend your Victor Record  Jl mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.       Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE-ST., VANCOUVER, B.C.  %g  jUi**'4������.--���������_ ,  ������  \)17HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  ^fclLTHAT person so independent?  \]|/HAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of the necessaries  of life?  Bella  Coola farmers are independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  View of a ranch in Bella Coola Valley.  ZJ)  THE REASONS for this enviable condition 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.  ELLA COOLA and the surrounding  country possesses wonderful wealth  in timber, as yet almost entirely undeveloped, and perhaps at no other point  on the Northern Coast is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.*  i czzj raj cid -  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payaible'in Advance.  CANADA.  One Year ...���������........'���������..  Six Months ..........   Three Months   UNITED STATES.  One Year...   United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year............. ��������� $1.00  .$1.00  . 0.75  . 0.50  . $1.50  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  -.rBELIvA C0.OLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  ')������������������'���������  '���������;'���������     BELLA COOLA, B.C.  Enclosed please find. .......  for Bella Coola Courier for.........  .        Name.. ..........  .subscription  P. O ,.' ..........  Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription encloted BELLA COOLA COURIER  Saturday, April 7>  \9t?  BtUUiWU  cnoe  :or  ONE DOLLAR  FOR ONE YEAR  The. Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coasl between Vancouver and  Prince Rupert.  A distance of six hundred miles.  It will be to your interest to ������eep well informed regarding " the  happenings throughout  , the Northern section of  this Province���������  THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  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.  R  EAL ESTATE booms in the  cities have come and gone.  People are beginning to flock to  the country. The North-West  Coast of British Columbia offers  opportunities for all. Did not  know, is no excuse. Investors  should keep posted on "developments by reading the "Courier.."  ONIONS.  The present market price of  onions surely brings a message  to each home in this narrow valley, from saltwater toStillwater,  reminding us that God's warm  sun and the responsive alluvial  deposit which forms our soil can  grow just.as fine onions as any-j  where in B. C. ;  Let us unite with a determina- j  tion   to   do away  with  paying j  freight rates on goods that could '  and should be produced on our  own land and by our own labor.  Onions and hay have no business  to appear on a ship's manifest  making Bella Coola her port of  delivery.  Sandy soil built up by manures  and fertilizers is best for this  crop, not only because they ripen  better when grown on light soil,  but by long odds they keep better  during winter than when grown  on heavy loams or clayey soil,  o It is almost imperative for sat-  isfactory results to have the land  thoroughly prepared the Fall before, und to get the seed planted  as early in March or April-as the  ground can be levelled off. Get  your stock from a good strain of  Yellow Denver's or Early Red  Globe variety, and then grow  your own seed from year to year  by selecting the earliest ,and  choicestonionsyou can pick from  the patch:, it will sure surprise  you the difference this will make  in a year or two. Ten square  feet of ground very highly enriched and kept free of weeds is  better than ten times that  amount of land unfed and grudgingly looked after. Chicken  manure from hen houses where  the floors have plenty^ of- sand  scattered over them makes an  excellent fertilizer, and what is  very important in onion raising  Lhe sand keeps it free from litter  and lumps. The writer has excellent results from a liberal application of liquid manure in its  crude state applied on the plot  anytime before the crop is plant-  Canada's Boys Want Smokes!  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 1895.  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Notions  .���������&..  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.  We will do it right.  U1LD 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 youfself  and your community.  Will You Help?  If so Mr Francis II.--Jones will be pleased to answer any, enquiries addressed to the Canadian Office of the Over-Seas Club,  Room 28, Windsor Hotel, Montreal, and will be glad to supply  Collecting Books, Contribution Cards, Boxes and Circulars  to any who are willing to assist.  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  ~b  ed. For storing during winter  I find the safest and best plan is  the freezing process���������that is,  after the crop has been pulled  and dried in September they  should be spread out about six  inches deep over some dry hay  or straw, under a perfectly tight  roof, and when real cold wieather  comes in December cover over  with a foot of straw or dry hay,  leaving them entirely alone till  spring.   ���������  You will find ninety per cent  of onions so treated will come  through a cold winter with shiny,  bright, clear skins, firm in flesh,  and ready for table, market, or  seed growing purposes just as  the raiser wishes.  S. Le.C. Grant.  Just as horse power in the past  has supplanted the man with the  hoe, so in the future the tractor  will supplant the horse on the  farm.  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP. HEATING AND COOK STOVES  $1 a Year  Published every  Saturday at  , B. C.  TTHE two principal reasons  1 why you should buy  "Shamrock" Hams, Bacon,  Lard, etc., are:  FIRST���������  There is none better.  SECOND-  They are the only  brands produced in  B. C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  BACON  LARD  BUTTER   EGGS  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and Provisioned   .,  Calgary     Vancouver    Edmonton  LIGHT OF THINE EYES!  0, wondrous light,,of purity and sweetness  ��������� That from those lustrous eyes of thine doth shine,  Flooding my heart with love to full completeness  Deeply my soul has drank new-life divine,  As mid'the glamour of thy greeting shyly  Glows the soft radiance of thy winning smile.  0, wondrous light of purity and sweetness,  Beams that can never fade or sorrow dim,  Shed but thy rays across my carnal weakness  And I will gain new strength to strive within;  For in thine eyes there shines a spirit sacred  That doth enshrine thee neath an angel's wing.  0, .wondrous light of purity and sweetness  So still, so distant, yet so warm you are,  Come's there a shadow of one moment's fleetness,  Thy lambent beauty evil cannot mar.  Light of thine eyes, thy soul's true outward reading,  I bend in reverence and gratitude.  -J. C.  t  CLUB OFFER  We have pleasure in announcing that we have made arrangements with two of the leading w.cekly publications  so that our subscribers may have the best of'reading at  substantially reduced rates. v ���������  - ,       ,' ,, , ���������- ��������� -.![ . -    The Courier   .       .       .       .       . $1.00   ������������������,  Farmers Advocate& Home Journal, Winnipeg  1..50   f������    ^i..      tor .   .  $2.00  $2.50     ���������'  The Courier   .  Canadian Countryman, Toronto  ,-$1.00  ;: lio  $2.50  Both papers  for  . .  $2.00  The Courier  Family Herald & Weekly Star, Montreal . .1.00  $1'00    Both papers  for ..  $1.75  $2.00  in ,  The four papers may be had for $4.50.  J  Large and well assorted stock  of Men's, Boys' and Children's  Clothing, Shirts and Underwear  We carry the largest and most  up-to-date stock of Men's,  Women's and Children's Shoes  in all styles at the lowest possible price. Men's Furnishings  to suit individual tastes    ������    S  Tents-Pack and Riding; Saddles  Settlers, Prospe&ors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  our stock;, Nothing but the mosT: suitable articles are kept at, prices that  invite competition.'  ./  Paints -  Oils - Varnishes  - Stains  Crockery and Glassware of all kinds  Patent Medicines of all descriptions  Best brands of Flour.    Feed and Grain of all sorts  kept on hand.   Prompt service  Best Goods���������Lowest Prices -Largest Stock  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA C00LA'B.C.  h  ���������it..  SlUHMWUlllll'LIIBHJMWlWHJBlltfiJ Mi  m  mm  1  iv.  *, "fit  v&  ������������������*!E  i  us*  m  t   .fCt  ���������jAP  t       i:Al  I. 1*7  LOS*  as  |IF YOU  WANT GOOD   SPORT  I VISIT BELLA COOLA.   EXCEL-  f LENT HUNTING AND  FISHING.  'OL. 5���������NO. 17  [indenburg Line  May Give Way  London, April 3���������Gen. Haig's  [roops today are in sight of the  ew Hindenburg  line.     From  dge dominating St. Quentin the  ritish forces in strong thrusts  vanced within three miles ol  hat is supposed to be one of  e key cities of Hindenburg's  ne.   Tremendous fighting is exacted   in   this   salient   today,  ermans striving frantically to  [omplete fortifications and op-  ose further advances with their  eaviest guns.  Military experts here see fresh  ?nsof Germany's apprehension  at she cannot hold the Hinden-  jrg line by the information, via  enmark, of fresh calls for men  sued by the Kaiser's leaders.  atest draft   takes every man  ble to carry a rifle up to 50 years  nd over.  Dutch despatches today carried  ersistent reports of further in-  rnal troubles in Germany; de-  ils lacking  and  character of  e disorders not specified.  Premier Borden  reviews the  lendid achievement of Canadi-  troops to maintain best tradi-  ons.   No sacrifice can be too  uch today.    Refers correspomi-  it to men-in .the trenches.and  e hospital wards.  Over   eight * thousand   Turks  ii Led and  wounded in  British  ictory achieved near Gaza, Paine.     British  lost less than  hundred in the battle.  Responsibility Rests  With Germany  Washington, April 3.���������President Wilson appeared before  Congress last night and asked  that body to declare a state of  war existing between United  States and Germany. The responsibility of final break rests  upon Germany.  Capitol stormed by war factions  and pacifists element is prominent.  First armed American steamer  w.as sunk yesterday by German  submarine. Several of the crew  belonging to Aztec reported lost.  St. Quentin About to Fall  London, April 4.���������Great outburst of cheering greeted the  announcement by Bonar Law in  the House of Commons of the  United States entry into the war.  British forward movement reported today around St. Quentin.  Town of Maisssemy taken in the  enveloping grip. To the northward around Arras, town of  Henin occupied. Good progress  was made towards the German  stronghold St. Quentin now less  than two miles distant. Germans  know St. Quentin about to fall.  British,forces captured trenches  along a ten mile stretch and take  six villages. ���������.���������"'- ^  isti  lour  Tench Drive Germans  Beyond Vaux Naillon  Paris, April 3.- South of.Ail-  ;te French forces drove back  ierman troops beyond Vaux  faillon. Our patrols found the  jnes in the region of St. Quentin  i be strongly occupied by the  lemy.  Vice-president Shobeloff of the  luma in a speech delivered to-  lay at a patriotic mass meeting  Petrograd declared: "We can-  Jot shake hands with the Ger-  lan people until they have rid.  lemselves of the cursed Hohen-  [ollerns. The Kaiser and Chan-  orHollwegare most redoubt-  fble enemies of "Russian liberty.  To their hypocritical greeting  re will reply with the bayonet."  Grand Duke Nicholas will go  ito retirement on his estate at  ilipka, Crimea.  \Attempt to Bribe Officers  New York,  April 3.-The Co-  ienhagen correspondent of the  few  York  World   is authority  fi)r a statement that Germany  jpent a million dollars in an at-  i-^J^-SKimpt to   bribe   Russian   army  '**W3i>'ficers to permit German troops  u;,-?^wii pass  through  their lines to  \wj3Petrograd.   Officers accepted the  $������moneyand immediately forward-  ���������-iJr/S'l it to the provisional govern-  ��������� ^lent at Petrograd with full de-  ^yttails of the diabolical scheme.  i  >,  '-if  I  Ottawa,   April 4. ��������� Canadian  .--^bfficers with overseas experience  '"^ay be loaned United States government by Ottawa.   Canadian  Kovernment pleased with steps  r .taken by President Wilson, belief  " is expressed that the war may  ..be appreciably shortened.  Amsterdam, April 4���������Germany  is very much peeved and contemplates a formal protest to  neutral nations against United  States declaring war.  Germans in Mexico  Getting Ready  New York, April 4���������-Hundreds  of Germans now temporarily established in Mexico are preparing, according to reliable information, to invade American territory. Leading Mexican generals are reported to have made  the pronouncement that an invasion of America will be attempted immediately hostilities  with Germany are undertaken by  the States.  The American steamer Aztec,  sunk off the French coast, was  given no warning. Twenty-six  of the crew are missing, nineteen survivors picked up, one  boat was swamped in big seas.  Washington, April 4.���������Bonds  to be provided for present expenses, but hereafter country itself must pay largely war's burden. Heavy taxes on excess  profits and big incomes will be  the chief means of raising the  bulk of war revenue. President  Wilson's suggestion of extending  credit to Allies will be heeded by  Congress. One of the foremost  leaders said today the president  can have' what he wants. We  will pass the credit for Allies  anM'ee-that there is sufficient  money torflake the war a success.  Following preparedness bills  to be shoved through within a  few hours after resolution passes: Army appropriation, $247,-  000,000; General deficiency, $62,-  000,000; Bill to provide merchant  ships with arms, $100,000,000;  Sundry civil appropriation, $138,-  000,000; Military academy bill,  $1,349,000 and Espionage bill.  WEATHER REPORT FOR FEBRUARY  Compiled  by   Mr. C.  H. Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 31.    Minimum, 16.  Highest Max. (16th)49.   Lowest Min. ^lstj 3  below zero.   Rainfall,  1.74. Snow25in.  Rainfall for the year (1916)  40.89 inches.  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY.. APRIL 7. 1917,  $1.00 a Year  m  Serve  uce  E  VERY ONE CAN do  something for his  country  Some can bear arms  Some can produce food  Some can make munitions  Some can give money  It-is the privilege of all to help.  OU CAN SERVE by  Fighting���������Working���������  Saving^^rrving -  This is NATIONAL SERVICE  Are YOU doing your part ?  ALL EYES turn now to  Xjl the Canadian Farmer,  for he can render the  Empire Special Service  in this sternest year of the  war.  But���������our farms are badly undermanned���������25,000 men are needed on  the land.  - With insufficient help, the Man on  the Land fights an uphill fight to  meet the pressing need for Food.  GITY and TOWN  can help.  Municipal Councils, Churches and  Schools, and other organizations,  both of men and women, can render  National Service by directing all  available labour to the Land.  Farmers themselves can exchange  labour.    School boys can assist.  Were you raised on a farm ? Can you  drive a team? Can you handle fork  or hoe? If you can't fight, you can  produce. Spend the Summer working on the Farm.  Let every man, woman and child in  the Dominion who has access to  Land, no matter how small the plot,  make it produce Food in 1917.  For information on any subject relating to  the Farm and, Garden write:���������  i������  INFORMATION   BUREAU  [ATtC  DEPARTMENT   ^F   AGRICULTURE  OTTAWA  DOMINION  DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE  OTTAWA,   CANADA.  HON. MARTIN   BURRELL, MINISTER.  ml  U.S. Enters Bloody Arena  Military Party of Mexico Demands War on U. S.  Washington, April 4.���������Gage of battle with Germany is accepted  by President Wilson. The nation's executive stirs Congress with  pronouncement that state of war exists and that the nation must  bend every energy to prepare army and navy, also render every  assistance to Allies. Congress stand united behind the president.  President urged organization of army at least five hundred thousand. Canvass of Congress shows United States will go into war  united and determined to a man. Immediately after the president  left the capitol, Senate and Congress reconvened and identical joint  resolution introduced into both Houses declaring existence of war  and directing the president to employ all resources of the country  to carry war against Imperial German Government and bring conflict to su2C33sful conclusion. Senator Chamberlain introduces  universal military training bill.    Break with Austria certain..  New York, April 4.���������Almost coincidental with publication of  President Wilson's speech to Congress, csme,intimation..from  various sources in Mexico that the military party,, urged by pro-  German influences, demand war on the United States.   '-���������'  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  Last week quite a number of  our townspeople left for outside  points. B. F; Jacobsen and 0.  Indrevik for Vancouver; John B.  Sylvester, P. Evenson, F. Brewster, Hans Knudsen and A. Net-  zell, for Rivers Inlet.  May celebrations passed away.  This animal was one of the best  on the coast judging from the  number of prizes it won.  No time is as yet set for the  examination of firewardens for  Bella Coolla, Ocean Falls, or any  of the sections in the southern  Mr. R.  A.  Teebay,   came  up part of the Prince  Rupert fire  from Rivers Inlet last u eek after district. ',  spending the winter there in Under the new regulations just  connection with the DomiYiion adopted by the Department of  hatchery. Mr. Teebay will re- Lands, all fire wardens must pass  main here for a short time and; a satisfactory examination be-  then take the power launch Mer-: fore being considered by the  lin back to the cannery port in, department as suitable for the  readiness for the fishery protec-j position. In the past, anyone  tion service during the summer, j having a political  pull with the  ���������  | member could have the job.   Un-  Mr.   N.   Scheinman   came   in ! der the new order of things, the  from the northern terminal last  person must be fit.  Saturday to look over a consignment of  furs   stored   here   on  w'hich bids are invited.  Mr. A. K. Oveson was in town  this week. Latest from his son,  Alfred J., who some time ago  was recognized for bravery on  the field, is that things are moving some over in France. Mr.  Overson's other son is at present  in England. He writes that he  is fit and anxious to get over to  France as soon as possible.  Easier Sunbay  A special Service will be held  in the Mackenzie School at 7:20  p. m.  Preacher: REV. R. H. CAIRNS,  Inspector of Indian schools for  British Columbia.  Ocean Falls News.  There is little to relate in the  way of gossip around Ocean Falls  ,.    Tr  ,-,     ,       ~ -r, .        0     except the  masked ball was a  Mr. H. Brooks of Prince Ru- , , . ,.    .  .,       ,,      ,    complete success, especially from  pert, representing the wholesale L ���������./���������,.  r r iw    j   ^ ii e i a monetary point ot view as the  house of Wood, Vallance &. Leg- ...       ,. ;. '    .   . n        0    .  L  rj_,   ,, 7,  : ladies of  the Red Cross Society  gat, Ltd., Vancouver, was a call-. . .   ^   ,      , __,,. ._ /  .' .    ,        ,     ,,    ���������      ,    : were able to hand over $80.15 to  erin town last week.   Mr. Brooks r , .,  the fund,    lhe masks were well  gotten up and everybody seemed  to have a jolly time. Miss Good-  manson. representing the king's  jester, took the ladies first prize  and Mrs. McKay, representing  Yum Yum, taking the second  prize.- As a Mexican, Mr. Knapp  carried off first honors-amongst  the gentlemen, while a plantation negro,, in the person of Mr.  Bob Robinson, was second best.  The success of the ball was in  a great measure due to the ladies  and his family were on board the  Prince Rupert when that steamer piled up on Genn Island.  Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Urseth left  for a visit to the cities and after  a short stay in Vancouver Mr.  Urseth will go to Montana, where  he has a ranch, but will return  here towards the end of summer.  The power boat Impalia, owned  by Lieut. Wm. Sutherland, was  sold this week to Mr. V. A. Mc-  Kinnon of Granby, who will op-  wn())   after   the   dance,   served  erate the boat between An vox  and Alice Arm during the coming  season. Mr. McKinnon is here  making arrangements for the  taking of the boat north.  By the death of the mare Fannie, owned by Vincent Clayton,  a familiar contender and many  times winner of the horse races  held in connection with our 24th  sandwiches, cake and coffee.  The ladies of the Red Cross  Society sent their first package,  consisting of 1G pairs of sox, to  the central depot at Vancouver.  A letter was received from Mrs.  Dr. Mills to the effect that the  sox were well made and that she  had nothing but praise for the  work sent in.  ,,i -:���������������  .������!(I  tM?a  J** mm* mm  ���������III KM  1 rfeliii  ri  p  as-  I  i 31  mm*  II1 I'M '.]  I I    !' r v,   i'|>fi  >*p $  i J.  ll        ,    ������,    J J*  n <���������  \r>v  >,  j  u  H  tr*  r  1,  1 *  Mft  r  'ftJn  < (     17 J    "V  I1 i   *fM^. ���������_.!_>, _\J  2  BEL LSi COOLA COURIER  Saturdi  * - VXSf  ���������"JiCivff  The Courier   ,  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella CoolA Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Ca~~d������  1 y������ir *100  6 Month*    .'    ������-75  3 Month.    O'50  United State*  1 Year. ,,������������������ *150  j  United -Kingdom  ' .  1   Year. ...���������--������������������������������������?.���������;���������;������������������,      ^  ���������   Subscriptions payable in advance, v  .. Subscribers not receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at'obce. Changes in address should be  sentjin as goon as possible. ;  For- Advertising 'Rates,  Apply at  -~t- ��������� ���������     Office.  onymoUa communicauons will be ������������������**���������*���������*?  .- name and address of every, writer of su?fc letters  .* must be given to the editor. '  -.__��������� Editor^ reserve theTight to.refiweputo-  - catiun of any letter.    All manuscript at writer s  risk. '. '" '   "&alua pojwlt auprrma pat bx."  : SATURDAY,-.APRIL 7, 1917.  Why Not Discard the  Prohibition Vote?  ;-,The counting of the soldiers  vote on .Prohibition is illuming  the mind of not only Prohibitionists; butthepeopleof the province  as'to how thing? are manipulated  :'-% thaUhe will 6i the people can  r be delayed as long as possible.  :The taxpayers of British Columbia are . paying a princely  salary to Sir Richard McBride to  'look afterttheirinterests in Eng-  ���������lan(������ and it is only reasonable to  expect that-he; would do his best  to facilitate and see that the soldiers ballot was on the square.  True for/;Sir Richard, he turne^  ^he job dyer to someone else, pre-  , Sumably^that.no suspicion of unfair^ play could be credited to the  ^fete government;' - But ��������� when it  tomes doV'n.to':facts, the taking  Of the soldiers votes on Prohibition is anything to what it should  have been. According to the  latest- revelation, there were at  Epsom, one of the camps in England, over one thousand votes  polled although only two hundred  men from this province were in  this particular-camp. Every  soldier must have voted five  times, running' it out on these  lines British Columbia must have  a large army.- in England, one  pretty near large enough to take  down the Kaiser's number un  aided.  '. We were told by Conservatives  that.all -would be fair in taking  the soldier vote overseas. The  late government even went so  far as to send representatives  over to see that they voted right  -rfor their candidates, but when  it came ;to the Prohibition vote  they lost heart and left it to Sir  Richard, who in turn left it to  someone else, with the result  that the.final count may be published some time, perhaps this  year.  O     0     o     o     o  ;r There is no doubt that the  Brewster government would be  backed by the people if they discarded (in the light of what has  already occurred) the Prohibition  vote and proceed with their plan:  the prohibition of the sale of  Uguor %ring the present ^war.  P the gbVernment should carry  out their scheme, the advantage  w.ould be (when next a vote was  taken on this question) that the  people -would be able to form a  pretty accurate idea of any benefits resulting from the drink being cut out. Practical experi-  experience will be a better mentor than the flood of "anti" or  "wet" literature.  How Can We Conserve the  Supply of Salmon?,  From time to time ;the press of  the province has called attention  to the awful fish waste that has  been going on, but. very" little  notice has been taken of it as fish  seemed to be "so plentiful, like  many other things in British  Columbia, that-there, would be  no end to the supply. There  mightalso have.been in the minds  of many "sufficient for the day"  and no thought was given to the  future. _    ,  On the famous .Fraser river,  not so many years-ago either, a  person would find: that the percentage of salmon caught and  dumped into the Gulf of Georgia  was greater "than .that actually  canned. The result of this may  be, in part, a reason for the  scanty supply, of salmon in recent years. The.s.hortage of fish  in many other recdghized rivers  in the northern section is all too  apparent, and. if there is not a  changed condition jn"-.this industry in the immediate future the  salmon supply in "this province  will be a thing of the past.  Much has has been-said about  the protection of fish by a weekly  close season, but this is, a long-  range vision by politicians and  corporation heads, that are after  the millions in dividends out of a  comparatively small investment.  Twenty years ago, eighty out  of every hundred cases of salmon  canned at Rivers Inlet were taken  out of the river. This is a short  stream, with-., no. obstructions,  leading into* the;.' Ow.ee-kay-no  Lake from the head of Rivers  Inlet. This lake is. perhaps one  of the best" ;salmon.:Vspawning  grounds-in the world. The restrictions governing fishing  boundaries have always been so  worded that nets could close the  mouth of this river from Sunday  to Saturday. ; The same condition may be found all over this  northern coast. At. Bella Coola  the same condition prevails, the  tidal boundary is placed at about  the end of the 'tideflat and practically at no time will it be found  cities is almost as expensive as  beef.  o    o     o    6  ^o       ���������   '  Make Country Life More  Attractive.  We are glad to hear that the  National Service Commission is  taking steps to discover the previous trade or calling of each man  now under arms, and his intentions or capacities for. his future  career, at any rate in the matter  of agriculture. That is the foundation industry of the Dominion.  Farmingshould be made so profitable, by educationalandfinancial  aid, and the social conditions of  rural life should be so improved  chat thousands of men, with natural inclinations that way,- will  be attracted to agriculture and  will succeed at it.  But even when that is done,  the .great majority of theinen  will have Xb be provided, for in  other kinds of work. We should  like to see thousands ;of those  who are not now- highly skilled,  given special training to equip  them with the skill they lack.'  '  o   * ������    ������    o    o (  \ ". , *  The Interpretation of  War.     ;,  War brings with it the peculiar  phenomenon of war prosperity.  This, economically, is one of the  most distressing.things conceivable. Here is the interpretation  of it. It is as if an industrious  farmer and his family had worked hard for a generation and  amassed flocks and herds, barns  and buildings, and good stores  of provisions and.grain; then, in  a moment of insanity, had set to  work to burn th6 buildings, and  in the warm light of the flames  kill and devour the animals, and  gorge themselves with the grain  and fodder, throwing the rest  away. In this mad orgy one son  of the family, more idptic even  than the rest, rubs his silly hands  limits of a sheep-protection district, the Lieut-Governor-in-  Council being empowered to constitute anp part of the province  into a sheep-protection district  by proclamation.  No dog shall be allowed to be  at large in any such district at  any time between sunset and  sunrise, unless accompanied by  or being within reasonable call  of the dwner or of some person  having it in charge. A penalty  of $50 is provided against the  owner of any; dog allowed to be  so at large, and for the purpose  of the Act thl possessor or har-  borer of- a dojg is considered as  being the owner.  Within areas to which the Act  will apply no 6ne shall be allowed  to keep or have in possession any  dog unless he has obtained from  the provincial police a license,  the fee for which shall be $1 for  a male dog and $2 for a female  dog, and kept the metal license  tag attached to the animal by a  collar. Any. unlicensed or untagged dog may be killed at any  time by any person and there  shall be no claim for damages  against the destroyer of an unlicensed or untagged animal.  o    o    o     o     o  Canadian Nickel.  From the Conservative headquarters at Ottawa the following  statement is issued to the Tory  newspapers to show what Sir  Robert Borden has, achieved for  Canada:        :  "Took effective steps to prevent Canadian nickel reaching  . the enemy, at the same time  seeing that a plentiful supply  reaches Great Britain and her  Allies.".    :  Are SirJlobert Borden and his  Leaders Undertaking to deceive  the public or are they ignorant  of the true facts?    We can tell  t  them that Canadian nickel has  reached Germany within thejast  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  "MADE    IN    B. C."  Send for Catalogue  r ��������� v  Prompt Attention Given Letter Ord  before the fire and leers:' "It is  that mouth of the river is iln- Lvarmer here and nicer, and theii  obstructed. The shortage of  sockeye salmon at Kimsquit may  be attributable to the same cause.  The argument.of the authorities in order to protect the fish  supply, is to limit licences; but  we would suggest that keeping  nets out-of the entrance of the  rivers and removal of log jams  so as to give the fish a chance of  entering the spawning grounds,  would be a solution of maintaining the supply by natural propagation.  In the Bella Coola river there  has existed for years and to this  day absolute obstructions in the  shape of log jams. Last season  very few, if any, of the salmon  reached the spawning ground.  With no hatchery to help out,  how long will it take before the  supply runs out? .  The waste in salmon is not the  only one. Ever since the halibut  industry commenced in British  Columbia thftjhwijrj^ss has been  attended by wastefulness. Many  varieties other than halibut are  taken on the lines and thrown  away. In the neighborhood of  the fishing boats can be seen  flounders, black cod, ling, red  cod. and other varieties of the  best food fish discarded. Yet  the price of fish  in - the coast  is more to eat, than in the old  days when we worked hard and  had but little food. Father, we  are prosperous. We have done-  a good thing." Thert presently  the fire burns down into; ashes,  and the night comes and it is  dark. And where the grain once  stood and the meadows smiled in  the sun, the ���������wolves shall howl  in the gloom of the forest. And  where the homestead was, there  will be graves. Such is the interpretation of war.  ������      6       O      O       O  Protection of Sheep from  Dogs.  The Sheep Protection Act will  apply only to such portions of  the province as are within the  S. M. NEWTON  The- Prince Rupert Empire  man, who is u 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.  Wear the "Dayfoot"  -Solid Leather  Shoe  MADE FOR B. C. WEATHER  G. B. DAYFOOT and Co'y  Georgetown, Ont.  303 Mercantile Building  and Vancouver, B. C.  r   .'V  m  i  ;*-fii  PACIFIC MILK  it  Will go farther than any  other canned milk ������ultl  in this market.   .  YOU'LL LIKE PACIFIC  FOOD   PRODUCTS   CO., LTD.,  Manufacturers  Offic*: 322 DRAKE STREET, VANCOUVER, B. C.  8.  m  B  six months.  It was mined in Sudbury in  1915, shipped in matte to the International Nickel Company,  New Jersey.  This smelting corn-  nickel. Another 100 tonsisiyb  in New London today a waiting  ] shipment. This smelting ac-  pany also has in Uu-ir warehouse  jin New Jersey another 500 toia  pany has already sent to Germ  any, via the submarine Deutsch- j destined to Germany if opporta  land, 200 tons of this Canadian j nity occurred.  ^sj  &]  HF  Royal Standard FJour  Makes The Big, Clean Loaf  ^r~ ���������  BEST  BEST  MYiL SIAXMSH  . A loaf of Bread baked with ROYAL  STANDARD FLOUR cannot be  otherwise than^.big^clean, light and  tasty. becauWyou are putting into  it the cleanest and purest Flour it  is possible to make.  Made from the hearts only of the choicest Canadian wheat and made CLEAN���������absolutely fri e from  t dirt, fluff or lint.  Next time order ROYAL STANDARD.  SOLD BY ALL STOREKEEPERS  ������������������and besides all that  GREAT   WEST l!  TEA  cost's you no more than  some teas not so good.  1 * *, -���������  i.  i i ������$  I '*'_A  >V&  LEESON, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B.C.  I L  J   *������1  H  HOE  >H  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.   ' |  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENCKK SKRVH'K  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S. S.   "CamOSUIl"   Leaves   Vancouver  every  Tuesday at 11  p.m.       (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Fridays a. m.  S.S.   "COQUITLAM"   sails   from   Vane<.ir..-r 1"^  nightly, carrying Gasoline  and   Explosive*.   vl" "'  at Bella Coola by arrangement.  lv to  For rates of Freights,  Fares and other inforiiiati-M   ai;!'-.((K  Head Office, Carrall St.,  Vancouver ; or Geo. m<1"--  agent, 1003 Government St., Victoria.  i %  *1  ft  ifi'  *vjtf  ���������J'o]  ~.y  Advertise your Wants in the Countf mturday,. April 7,  / 917  BELLAi COOLA  COURIER  INVESTORS  T"<  HOSE WHO, FROM TIME TO TIME, HAVE FUNDS REQUIRING  INVESTMENT MAY PURCHASE  AT PAR  DOMINION OF CANADA DEBENTURE STOCK  IN   SUMS  OF $500  OR ANY   MULTIPLE  THEREOF.  Principal repayable 1st October, 1919.  Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by cheque (free of exchange at  any. chartered Bank in Canada) at the rate of five per cent per annum from the date of  purchase. -  Holders of this stock will have the privilege of surrendering at par and accrued interest,  .as the equivalent of cash, in payment of any allotment made under any future war loan issue  in Canada other than an issue of Treasury Bills or other like short date security.  . Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.  A commission of one-quarter of one per cent will be allowed to recognized bond and  stock brokers on allotments made in respect of applications for this stock which bear their  stamp.  For application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Ottawa.  DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OTTAWA,  OCTOBER 7th,  1916.  ..u'j_.:   [The Patronage System.  report appearing in aToron-  inewspaperis to the effect that  [fore, a returned soldier can  feu re a government position it  necessary   for him to join a!  ' ��������� ��������� ���������       s  mservative Ward   Association  fd be passed upon by the patron-  re committee.  '       ,  'he report states  that a re-  ���������ned soldier by the name of  frgt. Joshua Soloman called at  Mayor's office of the City of  fronto on December 26, 1916,  fd applied for a position.    His  fswer was:' ''Go and join Ward  70   Conservative   Association  fd get in line for a government  feition."   This was told by the  iayor's   military   secretary,  jrg t. -hi'a j or Crei gh ton, w ho,' by  ie way, is President of Ward  ie Conservative Association for  Ij? city of Toronto.,  layor Church has denied that  IIS office is a Tory stronghold  id Sergt.-major Creighton has  sued  a   statement   explaining  ly he told Sergt. Soloman to  in a Conservative Association,  lis statement says in part:  ^'1 told him (Sergt. Soloman)  fat he had better see some of  $e Ward Two men and put in  application through the Pat-  in age Committee. It is no secret  Fat   the  government jobs  are  Bandied largely by the Patron-  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  jpOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ���������v* Manitoba, Saskatchewan und Alberta,  the Yukon Territory, the North-west Terri-  ��������� Tories and in a portion of the Province of  British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2.560 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-Agent  of the district in whicn the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be. described by sections, or leiral subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Eac������r application must be accompanied by a  fee of f? which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid pn 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 rights  are not being operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface riffhts 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  df iDOminion Lands.  VV. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  '   H. B.���������Unauthorized  publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30690.  BUSINESS CARDS  m  ior.  Fur Sales Agency  re Committee."  WAR AGAINST EVERYBODY.  Rollin Kirby, in New York Times.  Ov  ermannet  The public service is ��������� overmanned to a remarkable degree,  and on account of this overmanning of inefficient organization,  or duplications or other kinds of  waste, there is a loss, conservatively estimated, of over $5,000,-  000 a year. ��������� From The Civilian  (the official organ of the Civil  Service.)  A  YOU GET THE BEST  4       Itl   I' ww  When you order NABOB  Coffee. For this good coffee  is mellow and fine, full flavored, fragrant and������delicious.  1 Conies' in the big, green  tins, a full pound net.  ORDER A TIN TODAY  Kill  How  Worry Hurts the  Body.  Worry has come to be a question of hygiene rather than a religion. Whether immoral or not,-  it is certainly unhealthful, so the'  doctors tell us. Whatever effect  upon the soul, it is known to injure the.body. If the medical  man is correct in his latest deductions, many of the most distressing of our physical ailments  are due to. worry alone. The  pulse of a worried man is irregular. It beats intermittently and  its force varies greatly. There  is one meaning to this. Through  the marvelous influence which  mind exercises upon matter the  worry has gripped the heart.  '600 dealers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have takerf advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years.  ;Obr 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 SA LES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  [ol-fc==  nor  CLEAN SEED.  Very few farmers put their  seed through the farming mill  three times, but quite a number  clean it once or twice. A great  many do not clean their seed at  all, although it is one of the best  means for preventing the spread  of weeds.  Experimental stations should  be applied to ppor land.  WHAT IS WANTED.  What we chiefly need is to  show the poor farmer, and the  man who has the poor land, how  he can best treat that land and  make it more productive and so  advance his own interests.  o>  hO  i  Comfort and luxury assured at a  minimum cost. Many Prince Rupert testimonials prove its worth  Hare 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 results. $20.00 is the  Cost. Absolutely no charge unless, sati^lgctocyj.,^  .-ft btiifrijaj&tuljyiihin twenty minutes  after fire i3\sidrte}'an'd then a new supply' eoery twenty minutes thereafter.  Wall radiators can also be run from  your hot water boiler and other rooms  heated with no extra cost for fuel.  The Result Will SurprUe You  Investigate!  Harry HansonThPe,5SK"*  I P. O. Box 395  ���������   139 2nd Ave., Prince Rupert, B.C.  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.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OF   COAST������������������EANOE   III.  Take notice that   I,   Frank  Inrig, of  Wadhams,  B. C,  occupation  cannery-  man,   intend to   apply for   permission I  to   purchase  the   following   described :  land: ' |  Commencing-at a post planted at the  southwest corner of Lot 1041 on Goose  Bay, Rivers Inlet, thence ast20 chains, '  thence south 20 chains, tnence west 20  chains to the shore, thence following  the shore line to the place of commencement. I  FRANK INRIG.     |  Dated, March 28, 1917.      Ap. 7-J'ne 2  mamn  TheMason & ixischPiano  of to-day will make plain our  privilege to slate with authority:  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  #71  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.  ifc-.^r ������������������'"    ,,.r:-r---:.'-- i ������HS i!. ������-^ S^'-==rr=r- =������r=3 lit  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 aj-jd the Continent.  One Year $1.00  [rtiiimiiuiijMLLH-������_������i..iiiwmMii rimn nwirniMMTirrr 'ihtii��������� " ���������* ������������������.^^~ ���������  I 1  ������  \X7HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \A/HAT person so independent ?  \X7"HAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of  the necessaries  of life?  Bella  Coola   farmers are  independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  4  *  SJTO^SM^@y''V  $,  j$y.i-  >  Hi  W"'': ������������������           r'-w'-^v^K'-.,' '.^^jw?y y>y/  -.::��������� '���������������������������:':r::'--": ];:}��������������������������� <-7^u^m  tap--   :.j  ft, JWIBBimMHMi^MM  -:.  ["S^te^fe^ f ^- ; 'j^^gtf^^isfe^  ���������������������������������������������-'*.*.-������������������ "���������;��������� ���������������������������������������������'������������������������������������ ���������-������������������:73S?i������::,-.;-...  ���������;���������  &^^.?-:.'-:-:;;:-'-.  M  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 Coast is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.  ] [  ��������� J  CZD  SUBSCRIPTION  BLANK.  vBELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO.,  LTD. '.'. '������������������'���������'  '������������������ BELLA COOLA.  B. C.  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name   P. O   Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed  m--~  --     t ft-        ir  ���������   "     ��������� ��������� ��������� --    in     -  -  ��������� ���������"��������������������������������������������������� ������.:-f^,^T1���������r tuMnTifTiiBiwwnit-irr1  ::n.  ���������'#'I'.!���������! i   1<H  I     if  ?S*'  m  1  k Hi  i  ,i������  &  a&&*  .M  ft; t V  r s.  'i   ' ,'-. p, !��������� ������������������' j ���������'���������:---V'*vi^tl'-������r;i  'frili  M0u  4  Subscribe  for the  ONE DOLLAR'  FOR ONE YEAR  The Couriers the only  newspaper published on  the mainland" coaft between Vancouver and  Prince Rupert;  A distance of six hundred miles.  It will be to your interest to ������eep well informed regarding the  happenings throughout  Ahe Northern section of  this Province���������  THE "COURIER*  GIVES THEM.  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.  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 "  n  ONIONS.  The present market price of  onions surely brings a message  to each home in this"harrow valley, from salt water to Stillwater,  reminding us that God's warm  sun and the responsive alluvial  deposit which forms our soil can  grow just as fine onions as any- j  where in B. C. ��������� i  Let us unite with a determina-!  tion   to   do away with  paying j  freight rates on goods that could j  and should be produced on our  own land and by our own labor.  Onions and hay have no business  to appear on a ship's manifest  making Bella Coola her port of  delivery.  Sandy soil built up by manures  and fertilizers is best for this  crop, not only because they ripen  better when grown on light soil,  but by long odds they keep better  during winter than when grown  on heavy loams or clayey soil.  It is almost imperative for satisfactory results to have the land  thoroughly prepared the Fall before, and to get the seed planted  as early in March or Aprir-as the  ground can be .levelled off. Get  your stock from a good strain of  Yellow, Denver's, or Early Red  Globe variety, and then grow  your own seed from year to year  by selecting the earliest and  choicest onions you can pick from  the patch: it will sure surprise  you the difference this will make  in a year, or two. Ten square  feet of ground very highly enriched and kept.free of weeds is  better than ten times that  amount of land unfed and grudgingly looked after. Chicken  manure from hen houses where  the floors have, plenty ,of sand  scatteredi over them" "makes an  excellent fertilizer, and what is  very important in onion "raising  the sand keeps it free from litter  and lumps. The writer has excellent results from a liberal application of liquid manure in its  crude state applied on the plot  anytime before the crop is plant-  . BEL LA - COOLA COURIER  ijrnwi���������M���������i   it ii ii������ii.i 'i i  Canada's Boys Want Smokes'  Saturday, April ;, / j  Will You Help?  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.  We will do it right  DUILD UP YOUR HOME  ������ TOWN. Do not talk���������support home, industries ���������talk isj  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.  If so, Mr. Francis R.*Jones will.be pleased to answer any en,  quiries addressed to the Canadian Office of the Over-Seas Club,  Room 28/Windsor Hotel, Montreal, and will be glad to supply  Collecting Books, Contribution Cards, Boxes and Circulars  to any who are willing to assist.  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA is \s%  Brynildsen  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  r  Dry Goods and Notions  r.  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  ed. For storing during winter  I find the safest and best plan is  the freezing process-rthat is,  after the crop has -been pulled  and "dried in September they  should be spread out about six  inches deep over, some dry hay  or straw, under a perfectly tight  roof, and when real cold weather  comes in December cover over  with a foot of straw or dry. hay,  leaving them entirely alone^ill  spring.   - ; . '. ���������   .  You will find ninety percent  of onions so treated will come  through a cold winter with shiny,  bright, clear skins, firm in.flesh,  and ready for table, market, or  seed growing purposes just as  the raiser wishes.  S: Le C. Grant.  Just as horse power in the past  has supplanted the man with the  hoe; so in the future the tractor  will supplant the horse on the  farm.  The Courier  $11 a Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B.C.  no  HOE  a������  HPHE two principal reasons  1   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"  LIGHT OF THINE EYES I  0, wondrous HghLof purity and sweetness  That from those lustrous eyes of thine doth shine,  Flooding my heart with love to full completeness  Deeply my soul has drank new life divine,      *  As mid'thegramo^  Glows the soft radiance of thy winning smile.  0, wondrous light of purity and sweetness,  Beams that can never fade or sorrow dim,  She'd but thy rays across my carnal weakness  And I will gain new strength to strive ^within;  For in thine eyes there shines a spirit sacred  That doth enshrine thee neath an angel's wing.  O, .wondrous light of purity and sweetness  So still, so distant, ^et so warm you are,  Come's there a shadow of one moment's-fleetness,^  Thy lambent beauty evil cannot mar.  Light of thine eyes, thy soul's true outward reading,  I bend in reverence and gratitude.  '.'���������" :..'/-':.���������     ��������� -j.c.   ������������������  e  Burns  BUTTER  BACON  HAMS  LARD  EGGS  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and Provisioner*  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  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   .       .       .:".       .       . $1.00    :���������   ,  Farmers Adfocate & Home JoHmal, Winnipeg  1,50   7������th papers      tor   .  $2.50  $2.00  The Courier   .  Canadian Countryman, Toronto  1.50    r      papers   tor   .  $2.50  $2.00  The Courier   Family Herald & Weekly Star, Montreal  $1.00      n   .,  both papers  il������?    for   .   .   $1.75  $2.00  \*  The four papers may be had for $4.50.  J  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP. HEATING  AND COOK STOVES  Large and well assorted stock  of Men's, Boys' and Children's  Clothing, Shirts and Underwear  We carry the largest and most  up-to-date stock of Men's,  Women's and Children's Shoes  in all styles at the lowest possible price. Men's Furnishings  to suit individual tastes    4    S  Tents-Pack and Ridinz Saddles  Settlers, Prospe&ors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  ���������ourttock^v. Nothing but the mosl suit-  able articlesare kept at prices thai  invite competition.  Paints -   Oils  - Varnishes  -  Stains  Crockery and Glassware of all kinds  Patent Medicines of all description  Best brands of Flour.     Feed and Grain of all s������rls  kept on hand.    Prompt service  Best Goods-Lowest Prices   Largest  Stock  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C  iwt  IHi  IQi  '���������/ft  HP���������.  ^f|   R<  ������tent  i0ld  r>\)#

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