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 !9)t  3?  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  WPATHER REPORT FOR JUNE.  I^r\m r\i lor)  ������  ���������      -   ���������    ������y  Mn C- H- Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 67.    Minimum   47.  Highest Max. (17th) 79. Lowest Min. (10th) 32  Rainfall, 2.21 inches.  Rainfall for the year (1915) 34.33 inches.  VOL. 4���������NO. 42  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, JiUGUST 5,  1916.  $1.00 a Y<  ear  French Capture  Fortified Positioi  Paris, Aug.-3.���������North-of.rivet  Somme last night French troops  took a powerfully fortified German work   between  Hem wood  and Monacu farm.    On the right  bank of river Meuse,  north of  the fortress of Verdun,   thert  was a series of violent engagements throughout the night at  Vaii'x Le Chapitre wood and Che-  nois, extending to the east as fai  as to the south of Damloup, after  a series of unsuccessful attacks  some with asphyxiating gas, the  Germans gained a little ground  in Vaux Le Chapitre wood and  Chenois.   During the actions the  French took as prisoners over a  hundred  Germans, .including 3  officers.     A Russian   reconnoitring party made a bayonet charge  in Champagne region dispersing  a German detachment.  British Consolidate  Recent Gains  London, Aug. 4.��������� During the  night we continued the work of  consolidating the ground which  we had gained and in opening of  communication  trenches.     Our  guns were active and the enemy's artillery retaliated briskly  during the evening along front  from Maltze farm to Longueval,  also in   the woods of Mametz,  Fricourt and Bucourtand village  of Pozieres;  his fire slackened  off at daybreak.    The enemy exploded a small  mine near Sou-  chez, it caused no casualties and  did little damage.  S. S. Camosun came last Sunday at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.  It is presumed that the untoward  weather conditions obtaining in  this part of the world were responsible for the extraordinary  fact that no passengers either  arrived or departed.  Austrians Shell Bisceglie  Berlin, via London, Aug. 3.���������  On the high road between Mari-  courtand Clery in region of river  Somme, French troops penetrated to 6ur completely demolished  jt.trenches^but we captured a hill  in the salient northeast of Fort  Souville in the region of Verdun.  a  London, Aug. 3. ���������Further progress has been made by British  troops to the east of Pozieres in  the river Somme region.  Italians Successful  Rome, Aug. 3.���������Austrians suffered a very severe defeat in  Monday's engagements in the  Astico valley. Their attacks on  the Italian lines at Monte Selug-  gio, Castelatto and Monte Ci-  mone were repulsed with extremely heavy losses for attacking forces.    Deutschland Sets Sail  Newport News, Aug. 3.���������The  German submarine Deutschland,  was sighted off Tangier Sound at  6 o'clock this morning, she was  still heading towards the Lower  Bay at a high rate of speed. Tangier Sound isabout75 milesabove  the Virginia Capes.    Lloyd George's New Bill  London, Aug. 3. -Much interest is being shown in the lobby  of the House of Commons in the  bill introduced by David Lloyd  Goorge, secretary of war, empowering him to set up a special  court martial to try certain allegations which have been made  against a high official at the war  oTica. Morning Post says it is a  simple looking measure but there  is a great deal behind it. The  allegations involved concern civilians more than soldiers.  London, Aug, 3i-7~Gavin Duf-  fi:k, Rrjar Cisamsnt's solicitor,  says he has reason to believe  there would be no reprieve in  the case of the former knight,  who is to be executed by hanging  tomorrow morning.  Rome, Aug. 4.���������Two Austrian  destroyers shelled Bisceglie, an  Italian seaport on the Adriatic  near Barie. Nine Italian aeroplanes bombarded Durazzo this  morning with great effect. A  large number of bombs fell on  wharves, buildings and aerodrome, all machines returned  except one, .which broke down  and had to land on enemy land.  Mr. John Flewin came down  from Prince Rupert last Tuesday  posting election proclamations  enroute. At Swanson Bay his  launch developed engine trouble  and he had to resort to the use  of another steamer to Bella Bella,  where he enlisted theservieesof  J. A. Pauline to make the round  of the remainder of the district  with him. Although a resident  of northern B. C. for upwards of  thirty years, and for a long time  government agent for this district, this is Mr. Flewin's first  visit to Bella Coola.  to call upon the ladies regularly  in the future and thus avoid the  necessity of the ladies hunting  them up.  All that these young men need  to do is to call on these ladies  early and often with their contributions and their visits will  always be welcome.  hold meetings large and highly  interested audiences are gathered. Their tour through the interior of the northern part of the  province has brought ^out the  people from far and near, and  j enthusiasm and keen interest  have been the order throughout.  Germans Beaten Back  Paris, Aug. 4.���������North of river  Sommeseveral German attempts  last night against French positions at Monacu farm  were repulsed, the French troops organized their new positions between  Monacu   farm   and  Hern  wood,  south of the Somme a German  counter attack south of Estrees  failed.    Several German counter  attacks on trenches taken by the  French  yesterday  on   the   left  bank of the Meuse were everywhere stopped by the screen of  infantry  fire,   in   this   region,  which is north of Verdun fortress, the French made substantial progress to south of Fleury.  Since August 1 we have captured  1100 Germans on this bank.    On  right bank of Meuse an intense  artillery duel continues, but no  infantry action has taken place,  in the Somme sector Sergt. Chai-  nat of the aviation corp brought  down   two   German   machines,  which makes total eight brought  down by this aviator.  F. McCrea, timber inspector,  came in last Wednesday and pro^-  ceeded to the upper part of the  valley. '      ;   The Board of Directors of the  Bella Coola General Hospital expresses through the columns of  the Courier, their thanks to the  Lysdahl Sewing Circle, Mrs;  E. C. Clayton and others for  their liberal donations to the  hospital. __  The Red Cross Committee is  The 11th Battalion C. M. R.,  of which our former editor H. L.  Harris is a member, is reported  safely landed in England.  Two more of the Bella Coola  boys have decided to join the  colors.  Peter Oveson, whose brother  Alfred is with the 102nd Battalion' is one of them. * They will  enlist in the. 211th Battalion  known as the American Legion  and will depart for Calgary tomorrow, where the battalion is  encamped.  The second anniversary of the  Empire's entering in the *war  will be observed at the Mackenzie School tomorrow evening.  There will be addresses made  by Rev. W. H. Gibson and his  son, Rev. John Gibson. A good  musical program has been arranged f o r.        The Red Cross Committee is  contemplating the holding of a  concert and a superfluity sale in  the near future.    The statement  The local cannery has had more  of the pink fish this year than  before, and at present is packing to its full capacity. The Co-  hoe salmon is already arriving.  The Tonapah-B.elmont Company, owners, of the Surf Inlet  mining property, is doing extensive improvements and development work this season. The  total amount of money to be expended this year will reach a  million dollars.  About five hundred men are  needed, but only half the number has been obtained so far.  BELLA COOLA AND DISTRICT RED  CROSS AND PATRIOTIC FUNDS  STATEMENT FOR JULY  Red Cross Fund  PROVINCIAL ELECTION  Gas Attacks Repulsed  Petrograd, Aug. 4.- On night  of August 2 in region of Smergon  the enemy launched gas attacks  on both sides of railway, the attack opened at 1 o'clock in the  morning and the gas was released six times with intervals  between the waves. The gas  attacks finished at six o'clock in  the morning. The use of gas  was discovered in good time  with the result that Germans  who were following the gas attacks were on attempting to advance met with ri/leand machine  gun fire and suffered severe losses. The enemy did not even  succeed in getting outside his  own wire entanglements and  rapidly returned to his trenches.  Caucasus front. In direction  of near village of Nurik,  our detachment made advance  and forced back the enemy from  fortified position on right bank  of Euphrates at Murdetchala.  Collected by Miss R,  Nordschow the sum of.  Collected by Mrs. T.  Saugstad and Mrs. W.  F. Roland the sum of ..  Collected by Mr. A.  Atkins the sum of   Collected by Miss M.  Clayton the sum of  Total   $ 20.00  6.75  4.00  18.50  $   49.25  Your influence and support is respectfully requested.  T. D. PATTULLO.  Liberal candidate for Prince Rupert Riding.  Patriotic Fund  Collected by Mr. A.  Atkins the sum of   $ 5.00  Collected by Miss M.  Clayton the sum of       4.50  Collected by Rev. H.  Sageng the sum of       3.50  Total.'  $13.00  pursuing its even way in the j is made thus early to give every-  monthly collection of funds. On | body a chance to save up their  comparison of the contributions j superfluous nickels, dimes and  of Bella Coola with those of other' dollars for the occasion. The  communities it will be found that'official   announcement   with   all  they are quite creditable.  There is one difficulty the collectors have to contend with,  which by a slight co-operaticn  on the part of the contributors  could be easily removed.  As most of the collectors are  ladies, they impossible to  reach all the fishermen, who un-j It is of considerable signific-  der the circumstances are in the I ance an(j shows the direction of  most favorable position to donate j the pUDjjc sentiment that wher-  goodly sums. It is hoped that j ever the Liberal leaders, H. C.  they will be chivalrous enough Brewster and M. A. Macdonald,  the details will be given in our  next issue.  The Vancouver World of July  24th announces the marriage of  Robert Draney to Miss Cassie  May McCaviny, at the Kitsilano  Methodist Church parsonage.  A Great Anniversary.  Yesterday was the second anniversary of Britain's entrance  into the world war.  Despite the great sacrifices  made and the enormous losses  sustained there are very few, if  any, true Britons who regret the  action of the motherland in joining in this gigantic struggle. Instead, there prevails a satisfaction that our land has a sense of  honor and justice of such keen-  ness that it did not consider the i  consequences when these virtues \  (Hburrh Nnttr?  Sunday School  Church Service  10:45 a.m.  7:30 p.m.  Preacher for Sundav��������� Rev.  W. H. Gibson.  All Are Welcome.  v^iJPSJ**<^6  were at stake.  When Germany invaded Belgium Britain's security was not  threatened. Ensconced in her  island home behind a navy by  far the strongest in the world,  she could have remained a calm  spectator while Germany thrashed her neighbors, feeling That  Germany would never beccme  strong enough to overpower her  navy and invade the British Isles.  Even if a fear of eventual German supremacy had lodgment  with our statesmen, the danger  was so far away in the future  that it would not necessitate the  plunging of the country into war  at that time.  But such sordid motives did  not actuate the leaders of our  government nor the great majority of the people; And looking  at the development and histoiy  of this the greatest of empires,  her action was in keeping with  her high traditions. For hundreds of years foremost amcrjg  the nations in manufacture,  in commerce, in enterprise and  in world-wide good deeds, such  as the suppression of piracy and  slavery, the spaeading of the  gospel and civilization, the establishment of justice and the  amelioration of untoward conditions among dependant people,  the spirit of her people has developed co a point where it cannot calmly sit still and see tyranny, robbery and cruelty rampant  without entering her protest in  word and action.  And in the strength of her  high character developed through  years of labor in the cause of  civilization and Christianity,  when the neutrality of-Belgium  was violated and her neighbor  France stood in danger of being  crushed, she donned her armor  and with her utmost might hurled herself into the struggle; and  subsequent events bear proof  that if she had not done so, the  future of Europe would have  been changed for the worse for  ages to come.  To her was given the high mission of saving civilization from  a dominating militarism and, as  we hope and believe, establishing a permanent world-wide  peace.  For these reasons it is fit and  proper that all who love their  country and the great principles  it is defending at such a great  sacrifice, should commemorate  the anniversary of her high resolve by joining public demonstrations in that behalf and by  presence give utterance to their  allegiance to these principles  ,\; and  approval  of  the country's  9  action taken in their defense.  said:  reason  to Advertise.       If you want to reach the markets of Northerh  ������ British Columbia advertise in the Courier.   (���������nortL���������Tc)  One of the greatest advertising  experts of the American  continent talking advertising to a  friend  A weekly paper as a rule is small and does not contain much news.      But D'/io/ news it does contain is local and for that  is closely read and thus afford a better medium than many of the larger city dailies for the party that advertises. " t?  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Salurdi  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1 Year     $100  C Months       0.75  3 Months ......   0.50  United States  1 Year $1.50  United Kingdom  1 Year; $ 1.00  .  Subscriptions payable In advance.  Subscribers not receiving their copy-  regularly please- notify the management  at once. Changes'in address  sent in as soon as possible. ,  For . Advertising Rates,   Apply at  Office.  To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name nnd address of.every writer of such letters  must be Riven to the editor.  The Editor reserves the right to refuse- publi-  catiun of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  risk.  '&aliw jiapult muuTuta rst Irx."  SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1916.  The End Drqwing Near.  . - .The fighting* now proceeding  in the eastern and western theatres of the war is so intense that  even this the fiercest war on record has not seen the like of it.  We look upon it with mixed feel-  .. ings;, admiration for the heroism,  perseverance,   endurance   and  "patience displayed, but also with  deep regret of the many precious  lives lost and other dire results,.  and we long for the end of it all.'  We are longing for the time  when our victory shall be so complete that no nation at any time  in the future shall be in a position to force another war upon  the world or anypart of it.    .  -We are glad to note that indications are becoming numerous  that'the end of the war is draw-  ing near. - Even German newspapers "are beginning to express  doubts of what the outcome will  be.   The Vossische Zeitung of  Berlin, says in part:   "We are  shaken with burning-pain as new  streams of   German   blood are  flowing and  we  recognize our  prwerlessness   over   what cannot be changed.  "After two years of war the  'angal of destruction is passing  through our ranks as mercilessly  asif the battle had only just be-:  gun. We do not blind ourselves  to thq new mourning to come to  us, nor over the seriousness of  the fate of. this decisive battle  raging on all fronts.  "It is now a question of everything���������for the life or death of  our nation. We stand differently now from what we did in  August, 1914."  ��������� In the above extract it is especially, worthy of note that the  paper regards the battle now  raging as "decisive."  The chief of the Russian staff,  General Alexieff, according to  the LondonTimas correspondent  says: "The most interesting and  profitable part of our work is  still ahead. My confidence is  based on a twofold foundation:  First, the Allies are advancing  simultaneously and the enemy is  no longer able to fight us piece-  maal as last year; second, the  Germans have used up their reserves.  "Moreover, the internal situation in Germany is decidedly  critical. All sources of information concur in reports of disorders in all parts of Germany."  In Switzerland the opinion is  now general that the war will  end in about three months.  As a result of the famous naval  battle off Jutland, Germany has  evidently lost control of the Baltic Sea, as since then more than  two hundred British vessels have  escaped ��������� from confinement in  Russian and Swedish ports.  Premier Morris of New Found-  land has just returned from the  western front and reports French  officers' and German prisoners  interviewed predicting that the  war will soon end in victory for  the Allies.    .  . The greatest authority of all,  David Lloyd George, who formerly repeatedly has- pointed to  the seriousness and doubtfulness  of the outcome,- in a thrilling  speech on July 24 in the House  of Commons stated that, "We  are going to snatch victory in a  few months from "what appeared  atone moment to be something  that was invincible."  O ALUM  s^  VcAGKtEDi  ARE J^J-AINLY^?^  PRIM TEC ON THE,  Ss  fHEWHITEST, US"  ^fflffK'iiS?  A Business Government.  The supporters of the Bowser  i  government are in some respects  the "easiest" lot it has been our  misfortune to look upon in a long  life.   In their effort to keep a  set of men in power who have  proven themselves utterly inefficient and worse in' managing  the business  of  the province,  they   are   shouting   themselves  hoarse   praising   the, business  acumen of Bowser, and tKey have  the guilelessness (we'think that  must be the right word) to style  his mode of administering our  affairs "a.businessgovernment."  In the face.'of the present state  of the province, surrounded as  we as* great a wealth.of  natural  resources   as found  in  one spot anywheres on che globe,  it is not very farfetched' to assume that given control of the  richest business corporations we  know of, the Standard Oil Co. or  the   Canadian   Pacific   Railway  Co., this government would in a  few years run such gigantic concerns into bankruptcy.  While from one point of view  at least Mr. Bowser is a buccaneer of the boldest type, yet his  followers want a continuation of  his methods. We refer to his  dual capacity as the attorney of  great corporations oh one hand,  and the attorney-general of the  province on the other.  -'  The inevitable result of his  thus serving" two masters has  shown itself in the spoiling of  the treasury of the province for  the benefit of his clients. He  has given his clients through his  private practice first consideration over and above his duty to'  the province as its chief law  officer.  That an intelligent public is  able to condone practices so utterly at variance with ordinary  rulesof business is-almost enough  to make a person despair of the  success of a government of the  people.  ' But in the words of Abraham  Lincoln:-"You can fool all the  people some time and some people  all the time, but you cannot fool  all the,people all the time."  The people of British Columbia  will on the 14th of September  show their good common sense  by turning out of power the  brazenfaced outfit, that dares to  defend and practice-such un-  business like methods.  o     ������     o     o     o  Serving Two Masters.  Hon. W. J. Bowser, premier  and attorney-general of the Province of British Columbia, while  holding these the highest positions in the gift of the people  (w.hom, by the way, he has not  thought it necessary to consult  as yet,) is as stated above, at  the same time the attorney for  several   interests   which   have  it  sought, are'Seeking", and. have  obtained from him as the member of the government concessions belonging to the people of  the province.  He was solicitor for the Dominion Trust and, in his position  as attorney-general,, allowed it  to evade the law to the great injury and ruin of many people.  He is solicitor, for large land  corporations whom he. as the  chief officer of the province, allows to hold extensive areas.of  land without paying either principal or interest or taxes. He  says they "must have a chance."  He is the solicitor of the Northern Construction Company, a  Mackenzie & Mann corporation,  and as attorney-general has allowed this company to ignore  the express terms of the statute  regulating the completion of the  C. N. P. Railway.  He is the solicitor of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway Co.  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Wholesale  DRY GOODS AND  MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  OF "PRIDE OF THE  WEST"  BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  Send for Catalogue  MADE    IN    B. C."  Prompt Attention Given Letter Orel  er������  It'  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 Advocate & Home Journal, Winnipeg  l. 50  $2.50  Both papers  for   .   .   $1.50  The Courier   .  Canadian Countryman, Toronto  $1.00  1.50  $2.50  Both papers  for   .  .   $1.50  The Courier $1.00  Canadian Countryman, Toronto        .       .   1.50  Farmers Advocate & Home Journal, Winnipeg  1.50  All three papers  for  .  .   $2.50  COFFEE  The Coffee of Distinction  because   of   its   exquisite  flavor  Packed in our new hygienic  AIR- TIGHT TIN  The W. H. Malkin Company, Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  as well as for Pat Welch, one of  the,.dominant partners in the  company.  He, as the minister of finance,'  has paid out illegally to this company nearly $7,000,000 of trust  funds held by him as a safeguard  to compel the company to build  the road according to the agreement made with the province.  And now he is using the credit  of the province to let them have  $6,000,000 more. And all this  time the millionaires who are  ostensibly building the railroad  escape putting in a single dollar  of their own into its construction.  Verily Mr. Bowser is conducting a business government!  It may be business for Mr.  Bowser, but it is of  business that is "creditable lotto  intelligence of a self-gt.vernire  people.  o     o     o     o     c  County Agents.  Nearly a year ago we devoted  considerable space in our columns  to the discussion of the .system  adopted in United Sinus of engaging demonstration minisct  county agents to teach the /aimers the best way of carrying on  different branches of farming.  Although after another year's  trial this system has furl her proven its efficiency and popuiarityjlS'  ^&^^h^.  A-  A Supper Treat-Baked Custard  ��������� Beat two eggs until ligkt, add 3 tablespoons 511,.:..r. 1  cup "Canada First" (EoaporatcJ) Milk, one cup v'.it.r.  Mix Well. Pour into buttored disk, greto nuimeg .'Vr  top, set tkii in pan of Hot water, plaot in mode-rote L>t  oVen and bak������.  Say "Canada First"     Your Grocer Knows.  AYLMER   CONDENSED   MILK CO.,  Ltd.  AYLMER,    ONTARIO  A~rAl  $?������$  3������C  IOE  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER Si-IKVK'K  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  O. S.       CamOSUIl"   Leaves   Vancouver   every  Thursday at 9 p. m.        (Vfctoria day previous)  Leaves Bella Coola Sundays a. m.  S. S. "Coquitlam" sails from Vancouvei  nightly, carrying Gasoline and Explosives, wi  at Bella Coola by arrangement.  I cat  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  For rates of Freights,  Fares and other informal i<  head Officio, Caukau, St.,   Vancouvkii ; or tiiai.  agent,  1003 Govuknmbnt St., Viotoiua.  hi, <'i|'i".  In  1.1;,  301  li  4 ;'3  ��������� 4������  li  success has not caused a ripple  0f comment in this,province as  aS far as we are aware.  ' Agricultural experts are be-  crinning to realize the fact that  *7  BELLA COOLA  COURIER  5  farmers show their appreciahon  by a willingness to raise part of  of the expense of maintaining  an agent The U. S. government furnishes to every county  although millions of dollars are j maintaining an agent, $900 per  baing  spent  in  this   Dominion  year towards his salary.    The  result of this movement is that  alone by the different govern-  m3n'ts for education on agricul  tural subjects,-yet the effect upon the farmers as a class is al-  toj^ther s.hort of attaining the  :��������� object sought for.  We are inr receipt of a report  published by the Dominion government on the Agricultural Instruction Act. This report states  that it is "the experience of  ao-riculture in United States  that the way to teach farmers is  to let the farmer do the work  with his own hands on his own  farm."  This is the up-to-date method  0f instructing the farmers, and  wa may.say the only adequate  way and, therefore, must sooner  or later be adopted by all progressive governments.  The county agent idea has been j  WHICH IS BETTER  FOR BRITISH  COLUMBIA?  Government Control of the Liquor  Traffic or Unregulated Importation of  Unlimited Quantities of Liquor?  now there are more than three  hundred counties who have such  agents.  British Columbia, which prides  itself of being run by its government alongprogressive lines,  should not be too proud to copy  methods that have proven so  highly successful wherever put  in practice.  Our articles on agricultural  subjects, are prompted by our  knowledge of the needs of this  particular section of the country.  It is absolutely necessary that  a new system be adopted here  in order that the farmers be  aroused from a lethargic state  into which they have been gradually sinking. The Farmers' Institute which should be the means  by which the farmers should be  accepted by everyone of the nor-j brought together for the ex-  thefn and western states of the change of views and experiences,  neighboring republic and   it is  the adoption of better methods  spreading rapidly.  The first county agent went to  work in 1911; soon it became apparent that he was the man to  fill a long felt want and other  counties tried the experiment  and were satisfied. Then the  If. S. government took hold of  the idea, passed acts, provided  and co-operative undertakings,  has for some time been in a moribund state; exerting no influence  for good whatever.  Our farmers are in need of a  leader who can direct them how  to deal with the many problems  arising, from the clearing of the  land to the marketing of the pro-  funds and  organized   the work!ducts,   and   how  to  utilize and  for its extension wherever the'conserve our resources.  " More Bread and Better Bread  SOLD BY ALL DEALERS  A few lines we specially  recommend  Great West Tea  Duerrs���������  Jams and Jellies  Griffen & Skelleys  famous gold and "  silverbar���������  Canned and dried  fruits  LEESON, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B. C.  ItMways  Pleases"  Which is the best for British  Columbia? The regulation and  control of the liquor traffic by  the provincial and municipal  authorities through a license  system or the policy of unlimited,  unregulated and unrestricted  importation of liquor, with absolutely no general or local control,  as proposed by the B. C. Prohibition Act?  The above is a fair statement  of a question on which the electors of this province will cast a  referendum vote on September  14th.  '-That the Prohibition Act will  not prohibit" is now generally  admitted by electors (among  them, many Prohibitionists) in  all parts of the province, and, in  the face of the inclusion of the  "wideopen" clause which states,  "Nothing in  this act  shall   be  construed    to   interfere (a)  With the right ol any person to  import from without the province  liquor for bona fide use in his  private dwelling house," it will  be impossible for any man to  successfully contend that the  measure will prohibit.  What then would be the result  should the Prohibition Act be  approved by the electors?  Just this, and nothing more.  In place of the present method of  selling liquor under government  license (carrying with it the  right of the authorities to regulate and control the business as  well as amend these regulations  according to existing conditions)  it would mean that liquor might  be imported in unlimited quantity, orders being placed as frequently as the purchaser desires,  without the least control or regulation by the government���������so,  long as the orders are placed  outside the province. It means,  for the sake of illustration, that  it would be legal for the reader  to place a standing order with  my liquor dealer outside of British Columbia for a daily, weekly  jr monthly supply of liquor, the  shipments being made regularly  according to the order just as  long as a monthly account for  the purchase was met. Well  may the reader ask, "Is this  Prohibition?" and well may Prohibitionists, who are to an amazing extent ignoriint of the real  meaning of the measure, declare  that such a condition is impossible under the Act. But it is  possible, in fact, the Act, which  has been approved by the Prohibition leaders, places special  stress on this "wide open" privilege to import.  Clause 57 of the Prohibition  Act (quoted above) is a "blue  ;ky" clause. It places no limit  jn the amount of liquor which  may be ordered at one time. It  makes no stipulation as to the  frequency with which such orders may be placed. It makes  no provision whatever for government knowledge or regulation  of the shipments.  Under such conditions, the  reader is asked to judge for himself whether the Prohibition Act  loesnotprovide for all the liquor  .he citizens of British Columbia  want coming into the province,  without let or hindrance, regulation or control by the authorities.  Is such acondition for the best  interests of the province? Is it  wise to throw overboard the  license laws in British Columbia,  under which there has been built  up a hotel system of the highest  standard���������to give up the right  of strict regulation and control  now exercised in general by the  province and in particular by  the local license com missions and  to substitute for this tried plan  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ^ Manhoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the Yukon Territoby, the North-west Territories and in a portion of the PROVINCE of  British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Aitent or Sub-Agent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or leK������l subdivisions of sections, and in unsuiveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shali 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 A Brent, with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mi runic rijehts  are not beintf operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal minint? rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be  considered necessary for the working-of-the mine  at the rate of J10.00 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. H.��������� Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������3C690.  BUSINESS CARDS  HOC  Fur Sales Agency  600 dealers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years.  Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20  of the biggest fur buyers in the world  bid on your fur instead of one individual house assures the highest market  price always.  We hold sales monthly, but will advance 75 per cent, of value on receipt,  sending balance immediately after sale.  Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  ������'��������� lj       i '^W���������  3-OE  Dealers and Trappers  legislation which allows the liquor to come into the province by  importation just as freely as it  is now distributed, but without  government regulation or control to the slightest degree?  The reader is now asked to  again consider the question with  which this article opened:���������  "Which is best for British Columbia���������the regulation and control o������ the liquor traffic by the  provincial and municipal authorities through the existing license  system or the policy of unlimited,  unrestricted and unregulated  importation of liquor, with absolutely no general or local control,  as is proposed by the B. C. Prohibition Act?"  Advt.  Vancouver Exhibition.  The secretary of the Beekeepers Association informs us that  it proposes to hold an exhibit of  products of the bees at the Vancouver Exhibition, Aug. 14 to 19.  Instruction in beekeeping wf 1  be given.  TheMason & Risch Piano  of to-day will make plain our  privilege to state with authority:  "NO- FINER   PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  BL  ^jl  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.  ]   LZZD  \A7HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  VJ17HAT person so independent?  \X7HAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of  the necessaries  of life?  Bella  Coola   farmers are  independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  HTHE REASONS for this enviable condi-  -*��������� tion of affairs are obvious to anyone  who knows the Bella Coola Valley.  The land is fertile and needs little or no  irrigation. The climate is mild and enjoyable ; long warm summers with sufficient  rainfall and mild winters make for excellent crops.  Large and small fruits, gai'den and field  crops are grown to the best advantage.  This fact was established at the Prince  Rupert exhibition last year when farm pio-  duce from Bella Coola Valley cariied 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.  t���������>>' ���������  Get "More Money" for your Foxes  Muskrnt, White Weasel, Beaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur hearers collected in your section  SHU* YOlJIt FUHS DIUKCT to"SIIUnEKT,*the larqest  house In ttie World dealing exclusively In NORTU AMKK1CAN RAW iCkS  (i reliable���������responsible���������safe l-'ur House with an unble.nished reputation existing for "more thuu a third of a century," a long successful record of sending Fur Shippers prompt.SATISFACTORY  AND F'KOFITAM.E returns. Write for "TtK febufattt fetXppcr/*  the only reliuble. accurate market report and prico list published.  Write for it-NOW-lf������ FREE  AH   QMI TRFRT   In/<   25-27 WEST AUSTIN AVE.  . D. drlUtJfcKl, inc. Dopt.C 67 CHICAGO. U.S.A.  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 Yeah  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Yeak $1.00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name   P. O   Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed  4 BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  JOE  ourier  ONE DOLLAR  FOR ONE YEAR  99  ������  ���������  CANADA'S CALL  FOR SERVICE AT HOME  Produce More and Save More  The Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coasT between Vancouver and  Prince Rupert.  A distance of six hundred miles.  The Empire needs food. If you are not in the fighting line you may be in the producing line. Labour  is limited���������all the more reason to do more than ever  before. Grow food for the men who are fighting for you. The Allies need all the food that  you can produce. Every little helps. -_You are responsible for your own work. If you  cannot produce as much as you would like, produce all you can. Work with the right  spirit. Put fighting energy into your effort and produce now when it counts. The more  you produce the more you can save.    Producing and .saving are war-service. ���������;  Make Your Labour Efficient  In war-time do not waste time and energy on unimportant and unprofitable work. Economize labour.  Put off unproductive work till after the, war, and, if  possible, help in' producing something needed now. Let us not waste labour. Canada  needs it all. If possible help to feed the Allies. Make your backyart/a productive garden.  Cultivate it with a will.    Make your labour count for as much as possible.  Do Not Waste Materials  * // will be to your interest to, keep well informed regarding the  happenings throughout  the Northern section oj  this Province-���������  THE "COURIER"  c    GIVES THEM.  There should be no waste in war-time. Canada could  pay the annual interest on.her war expenditure out  of what we waste on our farms, in our factories", in  our homes. . Every pound of food saved from waste is as good as a pound of increased  production. The way for a nation to save is for every individual to save. France is strong  to-day because of thrift in time of peace. The men and women of Great Britain are not  only " doing " but are learning to "do without."  Spend Your Money Wisely  finance the war:  ���������better investment  Practise economy in the home by eliminating luxuries.    Wasting our dollars here weakens our strength  at the Front.      Your savings ' will. help Canada to  Save your money for the next Dominion War issue.    There can be no  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.  THE   GOVERNMENT   OF   CANADA 6  THE   DEPARTMENT  OF  AGRICULTURE THE  DEPARTMENT OF  FINANCE  mgssg&s&EssagggEsasms.  (BE SOCIABLE.  One of the main reasons why  our farmers show so much reluctance to working together is  a distrust and suspicion of each  other.  It is noticeable that the people  .who entertain the greatest distrust and uncharitableness towards their fellowmen generally  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."  consider themselves as shrewder  and  keener of, judgment than  those who are unable to share  their views.  But it is nevertheless a fact  that' this lamentable' distrust is  a direct fruit of ignorance and  rioting  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 is  cheap. The best way to show  that you are in earnest is to  practise it.  Support the ' 'Courier" and you  are doing something for yourself  ���������and your community.  Plumbing  We buy from the Factory and  sell to YOU' direct. Largest  Plumbing Showroom West of  Toronto. Let us quote you.  KYDD BROS., LIMITED  Vancouver, B. C.  Ramsay Bros. & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  MANUFACTURERS  OF  Biscuits :: Candy :: Macaroni  Milk and Nut  Chocolate Bars  Also Refiners of Syrup and  Packers of Molasses  "WE STAND BEHIND OUR GOODS"  unsociability. This weakness on  the part of our farmers must be  overcome "before they will be  able to co-operate. Anything  that will bring the farmers together will tend to remove this  disability. When we meet often  we learn to like each other better.  VANCOUVER;. LAND DISTRIC1  DISTRICT   OP    COAST���������BANOE   IH."  Take Notice that Oliver T. Kellog, of  Hagensborg, B. C, occupation farmer,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  south-west corner of Lot 6, thence east  and - following the south boundary of  Lot 6, forty chains; thence south five  chains and fifty links to the north bank  of the Noeek River; thence westerly  and following the northerly bank of the  Noeek River fifty chains to the shore  of South Bentink Arm; thence in a  northerly direction along said shore  line seven chains to the south boundary  of Lot 6; thence easterly and following  the south boun'dary of Lot 6 ten chains  to point of commencement, containing  30 acres, more or less  OLIVER T. KELLOG.  Dated. June 24, 1916.  July 8-Sept. 2.  ourier  $1 a Year    ,  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  EH  nor:  "*-"rTT~wirT ���������mwi m i  TTHE two principal reasons  ;* why you should" buy  "Shamrock" Hams, Bacon,  Lard, etc., are:  FIRST���������  There is none better.  SECOND���������  They are the only  brands produced in  B. C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  BjWs]  BACON  HAMS  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER  >>  Ogilvie's  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  *  Better order a bag now  From  Saturday,  August 5,  /p^  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 189-  B.Brynildsen  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Notions  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  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     ������    ������  Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles  Settlers, Prospedors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing, but the mo& suitable articles are kept at prices that  invite competition.  Paints -  Oils  - Varnishes  -  Stains  BUTTER   EGGS  ���������and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and  Proviaioners  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  MMMIMMW  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  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C.  ���������"���������'"imHdhlllMmilimij  BB*-**a"*"


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