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 '&  M  g%*  M  gHRl  ijl  jQift  II  ������������r*'  '*5  3&*  'if  1  I 3W  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCEL-  LENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER REPORT FOR JULY.  Compiled by  Mr. C. H.  Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature:   maximum on 1st, 79; mean  maximum, 64.22.   Minimum on29th, 43; mean  minimum   52.10.    Rainfall, 3.31 inches.  VOL. 2���������NO. 49  BELLA COOLA, R C, SATURDAY, JUGUST 29,   1914.  $1.00 a Year  iritis  erman  Sunday.    Austrian government has issued a final call to arms for  all men from 20 to 43 years old.  France lodges protest with Powers stating Germans killing  non-combatants, women, children and wounded soldiers.  French troops repulse Germans with heavy loss around Mul-  hausen, capturing 6 heavy guns, 4 ammunition wagons, 18  other guns and 600 prisoners.  Brussels in hands of Germans. Belgians retire on Antwerp  and are now ready to co-operate with allies.  German ambassador at Tokio prepares for hurried departure.  Monday.    British forces engage enemy near Mons, Belgium, holding their own  with little loss.      English and French troops  plan to hold virtually entire army in Belgium while Russian  allies pursue their successes in the east.  Emperor of Austria dying.  Germans retire with heavy loss before Russians in East of  Prussia.    Battle lasted four days.  England and France will split loan of one hundred million  dollars to Belgium.  Italian army will be mobilized by August 27th.  Tuesday. French war office announces that the French and British plan of attack failed owing tounforseen difficulties. Allied  army retired on covering position west of river Meuse. British army on the left faced attack by Germans behaved splendidly, holding the ground with traditional steadfastness.  French assumed offensive with two army corps. An African  brigade in front lines carried away by their eagernes were received by murderous fire, but did not give way until counterattacked by Prussian guard, when they were obliged to retire  only, however, after inflicting' enormous losses. Prussian  guard especially suffered heavily.  All fortifications at Cattaro'have been destroyed by allied  fleet. Austrians had no time before attack to lay mines in  Gulf of Cattaro.  Cruiser Niobe goes into active service on September 1st with  crew of 720 men.  Italy now expected to join forces with allies.  Belgian losses so far estimated 4000 killed.  French scientist invents gas bomb which kills every living  thing within 300 yards from point where it bursts.  Germans dynamite all tall buildings at Tsing Tau which  might aid attacking force in obtaining sighting points. All  railway bridges are destroyed and Chinese villages within the  German territory have been rased.  Wednesday. Allied armies now engaging the Germans in a decisive battle for the mastery of France. Big engagement  under way between Marlange and Dinant which will play important part in ultimate end of the war. French troops withdrawn temporarily from Alsace, west of river Meuse. French  and British troops occupy the front passing near Givet, which  they gained by hard fighting. East of the river Meuse the  French troops have regained their original position commanding the roads out of the great forest of Adennes to the right,  and have assumed the offensive. In Lorraine the two armies  are making combined attack, one end starting from Grand  Couronne De Nancy and the other from south of Luneville.  Austria declares war upon Japan.  *   German steamer Elizabeth captured and sunk in mid-Pacific  Attack on Tsing Tau started by Japanese and British fleets  Three thousand Russians left Vladivostock for Tsing Tau.  Five German  Warships Sunk  London, Aug. 28.���������The admiralty has announced that the  British fleet, in an engagement  with the German fleet off Heligoland, sank two of the enemy's  cruisers and two destroyers. A  third German cruiser was set on  fire and left in a sinking condition. No British ships were  lost in the engagement and the  loss of life was not heavy.  Merchantman Sunk  London, Aug. 28.���������The German trans-Atlantic liner Kaiser  Wilhelm.Des Grosse, one of the  four armed merchantmen harrying Britain's trade routes, has  been sunk off the African coast  by the British cruiser Highflier.  British Troops Bear  Brunt of Attack  London, Aug. 28.���������The Daily  Mail press correspondet says that  the Germans are attacking the  allies from the Southern Belgian J  frontier.    In the heavy fighting  at Mons, the Germans furiously  attacked the British troops in an  effort to cut their lines of communication  but' were   repulsed  with heavy loss.      The British  bore the brunt of six successive  attacks  which   were  met with  such stout resistance  that the  slaughter of the German corps  is described as  terrible.     The  British  loss was  comparatively  light.  German Steamer Damaged  French Retreive Lost  Ground in Vosges  London, Aug. 28.���������It is officially announced that the French  troops in the Vosges mountains  have driven back the Germans  and re-occupied their former  positions.  Russians Continue   Advance  London, Aug. 28.���������It is officially announced from St. Petersburg that the Russian advance  in Prussia is proceeding with  irresistable force. The Germans  have retreated on Osteroda. The  Russians have occupied Tilsit in  Galicia and are now marching on  Lemburg, the capital. Russian  cavalry is in hot pursuit of the  enemy everywhere on the line  of advance.  Austrians Sustain Heavy Loss in Servia  Killed, Wounded and Prisoners Number 60,000  Paris, Aug. 28.���������As more information is gained of the fighting  in Servia, the losses sustained by the Austrians continue to grow.  According to the latest despatches from Nish, the Austrian aimy  engaged in the neighborhood of the river Drina numbered three  hundred thousand men, of which fifteen thousand were killed,  thirty thousand wounded, fifteen thousand taken prisoners, in addition to which the Austrians also lost seventy-five guns.  French Lines Broken  London, Aug. 28���������Heavy fighting occurred at Marchiennes on  Thursday when the Germans  succeeded in breaking through  the French lines.      The  allied  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  S.S. Camosun arrived in port  on Sunday last, bringing a number of passengers besides a large  quantity of freight.  Mr. A. C. Christensen and his  son Andy, arrived back from  Takush Harbor by last Sunday's  steamer. Mr. Christensen reports the safe arrival of the  bunch of cattle which he took  from here to the aforementioned  place.  C. F. Allen of Prince Rupert,  came in on the last steamer. Mr.  armies pushed back the German I Allen is one of the most popular  .j   *.   ���������*���������  +u���������   ���������:_  commercial  men  on  the coast,  the middle of next month the  road will be open to Stewic, providing of course, that the money-  holds out.   Road-foreman Thomas Draney  has commenced repairing the  road in places where it is most  needed, particularly in places  where in the fall of the year large  mudholes were to be seen. These  places will now be filled and  gravelled so that wagons will not  be lost in them during the wet  season.  advance troops onto the main  body, inflicting heavy loss. At  Post a Marque and Tournal the  Germans were repulsed, while  at Mons they were defeated by  the British.  Probable Naval Fight  In Local Waters  Ottawa, Aug. 27.���������From information received it is considered  probable that a naval engagement will shortly take place off  the Northern Pacific Coast between the German cruiser Leipzig and the Canadian cruiser  Rainbow. The naval department  has confirmed the report that  the Leipzig was recently sighted  off the north coast of Vancouver  Island, steaming in a northerly  direction.    The Rainbow, which  Thursday.    Germans in West Prussia, near the river Vistula, are  fleeing westward before the Russians.  Russian columns invading Galicia have occupied Tarnapol,  an important city.    They are opposed by three Austrian corps.  Germans nervous over Italy's stand and abandon all hope  of aid from that quarter.  German cavalry raiding French territory encounter French  artillery and are practically annihilated.  Allies take combined offensive movement in Lorraine, battle  still raging.  Friday.    German cruiser Magdeburg( ashore in Gulf of Finland,  blown up by Russian warship.  British destroyer sinks German destroyer off Corfu.  Ontario gives further million sacks of flour and Nova Scotia  sends 100,000 tons of coal to Great Britain.  Norwegian steamer Gottfried blown up by floating German  mine in North Sea, eight lives lost.  Berlin says allied army in west everywhere defeated and in  full retreat. English defeated at Maubeuge. This is a German "vision" of battle and is unconfirmed.  British marines occupy Ostend to prevent Germans getting  foothold in English Channel from land or sea. Premier As-  quith announced in the House today that the British troops, in  Wednesday's fight, were exposed to attack of five German  corps, losses on both sides were great.  Hong Kong, August 28.���������The  North German Lloyd steamer  Princess Alice put into the port  of Cebu,  Phillipine Islands,  on  Thursday. She was badly dam-! recently called at Prince Rupert,  aged, with a large hole in her; can hardly fail to fall in with the  stern. The captain was uncom- \ German vessel, and although not  municative regarding what had' so speedy will on account of her  happened to his vessel, but re-jheavier armament undoubtedly  ported that he had endeavored  *ive a good account oi herself.  and has put in a very profitable  week with the local merchants.  Mr. C. Charlton returned here  on Sunday after an absence of  several months spent in various  parts of Vancouver Island. He  says that he saw no place which  suited him as well as Bella Coola  and has decided to remain here  with his family.  Mr. and Mrs. S. Le C. Grant,  Miss Eveline Grant and Miss  Mabel Hardy left last Friday for  holiday trip to Constantia Ranch.  They have now returned to Ay-  toun Ranch much pleased with  their outing.  to make port at the German  island of Yap in the Caroline  group, but found out by wireless  that that place had been destroyed presumably by British war  vessels.  Quebec Gives Four Million  Pounds of Cheese  Quebec, Aug. 28.---At a special  session of the Quebec provincial  cabinet the Gouin government  has decided to offer the imperial  military authorities four million  pounds of Canadian cheese for  the use of the armies.  A Fine Contribution  Montreal, Aug. 28.-The Bank  of Montreal announces that the  directors have authorized a contribution of $100,000 for national  patriotic purposes.  The British cruiser Newcastle  and the Japanese cruiser Idzumo  are also known to be in Northern  Pacific waters, so that the Leipzig would appear to be in a tight  corner from which only extreme  good fortune can extricate her.  Was Emperor's Own Act  ... i  London, Aug. 28.--The Paris|  correspondent of the Exchange j  Telegraph, sends a despatch!  originating in Christiana, stating j  that Emperor William ordered j  the attacks by the Germans on |  Liege and that General von Em-1  inich was not responsible for it. \  DingmanNo.2 StrikesOil  Calgary, Aug. 28. Dingman  well No. 2 struck high-grade oil  this morning in close proximity  to the Clarke-Mitchell holdings.  The various schools throughout the valley opened on Monday,  each with good attendance of  pupils. The Hagensborg school  is in charge of a new teacher in  the person of Miss Barwise. Miss  W. Pecknold is back again at the  Lower Bella Coola school, and  the Mackenzie school in the town  is temporary in charge of Mr. H. ;  L. Harris pending the arrival of  a certificated teacher.  The stork paused in his flight  over this town on Wednesday  morning and left a little daughter  at the home of Mr. and Mrs.  Percy Gadsden. The Courier  joins their many friends in hearty  congratulations.  Mr. Frank Ratcliffof Atnarko,  visited town on business Thursday. He reports that the road  work in the upper part of the  valley is proceeding at a fair  rate and it is anticipated that by  Mr. J. Fall, provincial government engineer, left town on Sunday to locate the projected wagon  road to connect Bella Coola with  the present road leading west  from the Cariboo Road. The  point of junction will presumably  be at Tatla Lake.  This is an old idea to many of  our neighboring settlers, and also  to the people of Chilcotin who  have long wished for an outlet  to the coast at Bella Coola. Once  out of the Bella Coola Valley and  the construction of this road will  be simple,   but   it   seems   that  those responsible for our road  building in the past were not  fitted to the task, and knowing  this,  they never furthered  the  efforts of  the people to secure  this through road.    It is gratifying to have some little assurance  that the long wished for road to  Tatla Lake may be a reality in  the course of the next few years.  L  A Lawn Social  and Concert  will   be   held   on   Saturday  ylfternoon   and   Evening  Jugust 29th  on the  lawn adjoining the home  of Mr. and Mrs.  B.  Brynildsen  Proceeds in aid of  RED CROSS SOCIETY  Everybody is invited to attend  P. J. Kenyon. Robt. Lowe and  R. Demorest, arrived down from  the Interior on Sunday last.  Mr. Kenyon who holds the rank  of lieutenant in the Legion of  Frontiersmen has wired to his  headquarters at Vancouver, offering his services with the expeditionary force which it is contemplated that organization will  send away shortly.  Lieutenant Kenyon is a tried  veteran, having served with the  colors in both the Matabele and  Boer wars, and is a typical type  of British cavalryman. His life  has been for the most part spent  on the frontier and he is no  stranger to the hard knocks that  invariably come in the course of  (Continued on last page.)  J .  ;(. ���������i-"?i  ������1&  til  *uH (*���������  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, August 29, /o,.  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1  Year ..:...,........ ....$1.00  6 Mobths  3 Months  1  Year..".  1  Year. . .  United States  United Kingdom  .   0.75  .   0.50  .$1.50  .$2.00  Subscription* 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.       ������������������ r  To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name and address of every writer of auch letters  must be priven to th,e editor.  ��������� The Editor reserves the'right-to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  risk. " ' .   . ��������� .        ������������������'   r  Vancouver Office - - 317-323 Cambie St.  'g>alua jjrjpult mtprana cat lrx."  SATURDAY,'AUGUST 29, 1914.  Not Now. ������������������-.'���������  There are some Conservatives  who would like to take this opportunity -of throwing things in  the teetri of the Liberals regards  ing the attitude taken by the  latter party in the matter of  Canada's naval defenceand their .stories for Bella Coola  What About the Niobe?  Every British ship capable of  any warlike service is stripped  for action uiid the Niobe not yet  in commission.   ,  Why? She is a vessel of 11,000  tons; more than three times the  size of the much talked of German" cruiser Leipzig and more  than twice as big as the Karlsruhe, one of the German cruisers  in the North Atlantic. She is  1200 tons larger than the Japanese warship Idzurno, the biggest  vessel on this side of the Pacific,  excepting of course United States  battleships.  Gould nothing be found for her  to do ere this?  , o ���������   o     o     o     o  War means waste ;��������� Peace  stands for progress and prosperity! Talking about hard times  does not help matters when times  are bad. A spirit of optimism  will do much towards minimizing  the depressing effect of even a  great war.  Things look very promising  throughout the whole Bella Coola  Valley, and the exhibit from this  place at the Prince Rupert exhibition is going to bera record  breaker. We have '.-the'produce  and we are going to let people  know  about it.;   No hard luck  objection to:/:the 'Borden naval  aid bill.    We 'desire it to be distinctly Understood   that   the  Courier will stand aloof from all  controversy in this matter, and  all other matters political, until  we ���������deem the appropriate time  has  arrived.;    Then'   however,  when the crisis is past, and the  atmosphere has attained a somewhat normal hue, the  Courier  will stand prepared "to  answer  any argument from the Conservative party,;localv provincial or  federal.! We^Avill  also  be prepared to   propound   arguments  which we will expect some of our  local   Conservative   friends   to  make reply to.    But not now.  Until we consider the time appropriate, w&are determined to  turn a deaf ear to all and any  who would provoke us to controversy.       Our   Conservative  friends will be given their opportunity later on, and we can  only advise them to save their  arguments as they will surely  need them.   Wait and see.  Plucky Little Belgium.  It is being" truly said that Belgium's resistance to Germany  has astonished the world. German military commanders are  learning today that it is dangerous to underestimate the most  insignificant foe. There is little  doubt that the Belgian army is  performing its part in an elaborate plan of campaign, devised by  some supreme authority. If this  be really the case, the energy  and determination displayed by  little Belgium in the performance  of her duty, demands the admiration and commendation of  the whole world.  Undaunted by the demand of  Germany for a free passage of  her troops through Belgian territory, she promptly picked up the  gauntlet thrown down by the  arrogant invaders, and so stoutly  has she resisted the advance of  the German hosts as to completely upset the plans of the enemy  in regard to the invasion of  France by what seemed to be  the easiest possible route. i  Every business man ought to  keep his hard luck stories to him-  the same type as the Birmingham, which sent the Kaiser's  submarine U-15 to the bottom in  the night attack two weeks ago,  but is somewhat smallerthan the  Birmingham. The Newcastle  was completed at the Elswick  yards in 1910. She is a ship of  4800 tons displacement, 480 feet  in length, 47 feet beam and 15 1-4  feet draft. Her horsepower is  24,669 and her speed 26.26 knots  an hour. She mounts two 6-inch  guns, ten 4-inch, one 12-pounder  and four machine guns, and has,  two torpedo tubes. Her deck  armor is 2 3-4 inches thick. The  Newcastle has a capacity for 650  tons of coal and carries a complement of' 376 men. Her captain  is F. A. Powlett; commander,'  N. W. Diggle; lieutenant-commander, A. G. Sparrow.  The Leipzig is a much older  vessel and is smaller, slower and  less heavily armored and/carries  smaller guns. The Leipzig was  built at Bremen in 1906. She is  3200 tons, 341 feet in length,  13 1-2 feet beam and 16 1-2 feet  draft. Her speed is 23 knots and  her horsepower 11,000. She has  ten 4-inch guns and fourteen  machine guns and two torpedo  tubes. Her deck armor is two  inches thick. She has capacity  for 800 tons of coal and carries  a complement of 286 men. Her  only advantage is her coal-carrying capacity, which gives her a  self.    He ought to, when asked greater steaming radius.    This,  how business is with him, reply  that he is making a satisfactory  profit on the capital invested,  and let it go at that, if- he does  not pursue the conversation further. No one shouldj ever talk  in a discouraging manner or tone.  , There has been much speculation among our local readers in  regard to the relatiy'e size and  armament of the various warships which are known to be at  present in Pacific Coast waters.  The Courier is in receipt of what  we believe to be authoritative  information on this matter which  we herewith impart to our readers:  A comparison of the Newcastle  and Leipzig shows that the British ship leads in practically every  point. The Newcastle is one of  the new "Town Class" cruisers  of the British fleet.    She is of  of course, is entirely, neutralized  by the fact that the Newcastle  has a supply base, while the  Leipzig has none. The Leipzig's  heavier draft will make it impossible for her to take to shallow  water and thus keep out of range  of the Newcastle's heavier guns.  The Nurnberg, the other German cruiser on the Pacific coast,  is of 3396 tons displacement, 354  feet in 1 ength, 43.1-2 feet beam  and 15 3-4 feet draft. She was  was built at Kiel in 1908. Her  armor is the same as that of the  Leipzig, while her battery consists of ten 4-inch, eight 2-inch  and four machine guns and two  torpedo tubes. She carries 295  men. .  The Rainbow is older and slower than any of the other fighting  ships on the coast, but she posses a much heavier battery than  either oi  mounting two 6-inch guns, six  4.7-inch, eight 6-pounders, one  3-pounder and one light gun.  she has also four torpedo tubes,  o    o    o    o    o  Kitchener Fought the Germans   Before.  Earl Kitchener, GreatBritain's  war-lord, does not find himself  opposed to German forces for the  first time. While it is not generally^ known, it-has:often been  stated by men well acquainted  with the conqueror of the Mahd-  ist hosts at Kartoum, that he  served as a volunteer officer in  the French army of 1870, while  he was yet a cadet in the Royal  Military Academy in England.  It was at the close of the Franco-Prussian war that Horatio  Herbert Kitchener, ayoung Irishman from Bally Longford in  County Kerry, was commissioned  second lieutenant in the Royal  Engineers. Every : promotion  from .the rank of subaltern to  that of field marshal, Kitchener  of Kartoum received for meritorious service.  o     o     o     o     o  An exchange declares that the  pay of the Russian soldier is  $3.78 per year and says that this  may account for Russia's slow  mobilization; Her soldiers may  have been holding put for $4.  ���������   "-'o . o   ' o     o     o  A Belgian soldier who "has  taken a number of German prisoners says -he does not "heed a  rifle. He merely goes forth with  a piece of bread and butter and  the enemy follow him back to  camp. If he took with him a  few pounds of limburg cheese  he. might capture'the whole German armv.        -  The Bank of British North America  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  o notice  Accounts opened for amounts of $1 and upwards,  required for withdrawing.  DRAFTS, MONEY ORDERS, LETTERS OF CREDIT ��������� ,  TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES issued, negotiable any when"  COLLECTIONS  made  at lowest rates.  Agents and Correspondents  in every part of the world.  Agents for  DEN   NORSKF  CREDIT BANK  J. N. CRAN, Manager  Bella Coola Branch  DRANEY FISHERIES LTD. Proprietors:  NAIVBU SAW-MILL  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  ������������������- of any dimensions  Write Us for Quotations-Let Us Figure on Your Requirements  Address: NAMU, B. C.  Canada's Naval Policy.  A correspondent has asked us  to explain the naval policy of the  late government. We find it  stated briefly by a writer in The  Navy, the official publication of  the Naval League, as follows:  "The policy, of Sir Wilfrid  Laurier was to commence by  having built in Canada by British  firms who would, undertake to  establish branch yards there,  a unit consisting of four cruisers  of the "City" class (Bristols),  six destroyers of improved "River class, and one cruiser (Boadi-  cea class).     Tenders  were re-  the German  vessels, 'ceived from five firms who were  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY,  Gault Brothers Limited  WHOLESALE <DRY GOODS  361 Water Street        Vancouver, B. C  <| Qault Brothers for over 60 years have successfully  maintained wholesale warehouses throughout Canada  ^ The Vancouver 3/oc������ is the largest and best assorted  stock on the Coast, in some cases the best west oj'Toronto  STAPLES  SMALLWARES  RIBBONS  Ready-to-Wear  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  House Furnishings  CARPETS  LINENS  DRESS GOODS  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED THE DAY RECEIVED  ready to establish themselves in  Canada. The Niobe, first-class  cruiser, and Rainbow, second-  class cruiser, wrere purchased  for training ships, and the Naval  College of Canada was established under the Naval Service  Act (1910)."  H. M. S. Bristol, which chased  a German cruiser on the Atlantic  last week; was the model selected by the government on the  recommendation of the admiralty for the four cruisers. The  eleven ships were to be completed  in three years. - Victoria Times  There   is   practical   business  sense in the exhortation of the  Montreal     " Financial   Times "  that the Dominion'��������� Govertimtnt  continue its public works as n  there were no war. The "Times"  points out that if regular public  and private work is stopped relief to the unemployed will have  to  be  provided.      It  would  be  more   profitable   to   pay  public  money for public services than  to pay it for nothing.  Eight   different   tongues   are  spoken   in   the  Austrian army.  j Franz Joseph is lost if his offkvrs  get mixed in their dialects.  Grates are extra durable.  Coal grate is duplex. Wood grate is the most modern type.  *R������n&  will take extra large pieces of  wood-���������just remove back end  lining. Ask the McClary dealer to show you.  Sold By AH General Merchants.  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  Boscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S.S. CAMOSUN ^eaves Victoria every Wednesday.  =Leaves Vancouver every Thursday at 11 p.m.  LEAVES BELLA COOLA SUNDAY MORNING.  S.  S. "Capilano" or S. S. "Coquitlam" also call with  Gasoline and Explosives by special arrangement.  For ruL������!H of Freights, Faro.s and oth<;r information, apply t<>  Hkad Okkick, Garuai.i, St.,  Vancouver; or Geo. McGiikuok,  Utfuill,    1003  GOVKRNMKNT  ST.,   VICTORIA.  Sati  ;,,wJ  <4������  was  UAH  I'll  Ut  i%i*  m  ���������:���������������.  Ad  Kw.iiKK'  >J Saturday, August 2,9 1914  m  ONEY back if  the recipe does  not taste better the  ' 'Royal Standard" way.  Try ROYAL STANDARD side by side  with your pet brand, just as we test it in  our laboratory side by side with other  flours���������we will let sharpened appetites  decide which is the better way.  Your grocer is flour wise���������ask him.  ���������/T  s������H  M  *������HM  J. W. Peck & Co. Ltd.  Manufacturers of  CLOTHING, SHIRTS,  CAPS and OVERALLS  We carry a complete stock of Men's Furnishings  and all the best English  and American   Hats  JOHN W. PECK & CO., LTD.  MONTREAL        WINNIPEG       VANCOUVER  Rq   1  1   <  -������  To Ensure a "Good Catch  Get One  of the  Famous  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO.,  Stock Only the Best Fishing Tackle  F.EULA COOLA, B.C.  The perfect coffee for your table  is���������  abob  45c  Full Pound Tin.  For sale wherever good groceries  are sold.  si  Iff:  BELLA   COOLA   COURIER  Oh  MOM  <Om  ���������<0>-<  ���������<a  i  How the Modern Whaling Ship  Captures Its Prey- ~���������  The following is a rough sketch 'seamen come forward to sponge  of how a British Columbia whal-; out and  reload  the  gun.     The  ing steamer kills her big game:  The ship is a small black steamer, less than ninety feet in length,  with a tall, thin funnel and two  masts.    She is high-bowed, with  much flare and so deep at the  stern that her propeller leaves  little foam on the troubled grey  water.    Her foremast carries a  narrow white barrel, from which  appears a man's shoulders and  head, also a hand gesticulating,  pointing at something out on the  vacant sea.    In  the steamer's  bows is a long platform carrying  a short swivel cannon painted a  dark red.    From its muzzle protrudes a weapon pointed with a  slim cast-iron shell and furnished  with   four-hinged   barbs   now  folded against the shaft and tied  down  with  a lashing of  rope-  yarn.    Under the muzzle of the  gun, and overhanging the stem,  is a rope-pan  or  tray, bearing  about fifty fathoms of three-inch  cable, an end of which is fastened to a ring in the slotted shaft  of the harpoon.    And with his  hand on the wooden handle with  which the gun is turned on its  swivel, stands a man whose entire attention is directed  upon  the sea ahead.    Now and then  with his free arm he signals to  the stearsman in the iron box in  front  of   the   funnel   and   the  steersman   alters   the   vessel's  course or talks into a speaking-  tube at his side.  The throbbing of thesteamer's  steersman and winchman remain  on the alert.  At the end of that yellow cable  fathoms below the grey surface  of the sea, the vastest of created  animals stricken sore, struggles  and strains for dear life, but in  vain.  Old Sigurd, the pilot, congratulates Captain Anderson, the gunner, and skipper of the ship.  "Quick work,"sayshe, "quick  work. It is a long while since I  saw such a bigfinhval (finwhale)'  killed with one shot and so  smartly. And he is a big one.  See how the ship is down by the  bow." For the whale has expired without coming once to the  surface, and its carcase was now  suspended some seventy fathoms  below the steamer.  "It was a good shot," the gunner-captain returned in his matter-of-fact way. "We were lucky  to come on him so soon after  losing that blaaval (blue whale)  in the fog."  All this happened about four  o'clock on a July morning, near  one of the whaling stations on  the west coast of Vancouver  Island.  The big carcass was hoisted  slowly and cautiously to the surface. When it broke water, the  great flukes were cut from the  tail and taken on board. The  abdomen was inflated with air  pumped through a hollow lance,  the   wound    being    afterwards  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  rOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ^   Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the y UKON TKJtRlTOUY, the NORTH-WEHT TEKIU-  ���������roitiEH unci in a poriion of th<; Province of  liuniBH OuLUMiiiA, may bo leuHed for u tenn of  t w������*ntyH)ni: yearn at un annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more thun 2,5(JO acreH will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant, in peruon, to the Axeut or Sub-Awnl  of the diali'ict in which thu riirtiLH applied for  are Hituated.  In aurveyed territory the land muat be described by sections, or Iwral Kubdiviaions of sections, and in unaurveyed territory the tract applied for bhull be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rinrhts  applied for nre not availuble, 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 Ajrent with aworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not beinjj operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The least; will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of SIO.WJ an acre.  For full information application should be  made to tin; Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Afrent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY.  Deputy Minister of the Interior;  N. B.��������� Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������&XWO.  Patronize Home Industry  WANTED  Listing of Lots and Acreage  in  Bella Coola and Valley.  Give full particulars,  Price, Title, etc., to  MARTIN J. RAVEY  826 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B.C.  O  HOE  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 3ale.  Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  and Buy RAMS AYS'  Biscuits, Candy, Macaroni  New Orleans Molasses  Manilla Drips  Imperial Maple Syrup  Ramsay Bros. & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  BUSINESS CARDS  Geoffrey K. Burnett   D. J. McGugan  C.E., li.C.L.S., B.A.S.C., B.C.L.S.,  ASS. M. CAN. 80C. C.K.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  (Late Hill & Burnett)  CIVIL ENGINEERS and  B.C. LAND   SURVEYORS  Grand View Hotel, Bella Coola, B. C.  City address -Now Westminster, B.C.  P. O. Box XSfi. Telephone 232.  J. A. LeROY PhoneSey. 9387 ���������>��������� NATION  BUS^MEEri ALL BOATS AND TRAINS  Hotel Winters  COR.  ABBOTT  AND  WATER  STREETS  VANCOUVER, B. C.  EUROPEAN    PLAN    HOT AND COLD WATER  S1.00  TO  S2.50      STEAM   HEATEC  ROOMS WITH BATH  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  hoe  Some of us stretch the truth,  propellor slows, then ceases. The!carefully plugged.       When  its] but most of us twist is.  vessel slips onward in a stealthy  fashion, like a still-hunter. Fifty  fathoms ahead a shadowy bulk-  moves leisurely from the depths  to the surface. The man in the  barrel cries out and points. The  gunner nods; his feet take a grip  of the cleats on the platform; he  bends forward, like a hunter.  A few yards behind, a man  grasps the starting lever of a  powerful winch made with a  specially strong gear for winding.  Now there is no sound, for the  ship,   her  way   diminishing,   is  travelling with the set of the! holiday equipment.     With  the  swell and moves without noise. ! military spirit prevailing at pres  buoyancy was assured, the great  bulk was made fast to thesteamer's port bow by a heavy chain  shackled round and through the  shank of the tail, the whale's  "small," as they call it. Then  the little ship started for the  station.  The possibility of a toy famine  is somewhat remote. As long as  Switzerland, the great toy manufacturing centre of the world is  not involved, the children will be  provided  with  their customary  DISTRICT OF COAST, RANGE 2.  Take Notice that John Linton  Tough, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation  mariner, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted alongside the stake post of Timber Limit  No. 2883 on the east shore of Goose  Bay, Rivers Inlet, B.C., thence east  twenty chains, thence north twenty  chains, thence west twenty chains,  thence south twenty chains to the point  of commencement the S.W. corner, and  containing 40 acres, more or less.  JOHN LINTON TOUGH.  Date, July 31, 1911. Auff. 16-Oct. 30.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  A SNAP TEN ACRES of the    very best uncleared  land in the valley.   Close to town  and adjacent to main wagon road.  For cash, $50 per acre.  Apply, P. 0. Box 74, Bella Coola  DISTRICT  OF COAST���������RANGE III.  Take Notice that Jesse McVene  Graham, of Vancouver, B. C, occupation hotel proprietress, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  south-west corner of Lot 181, thence  south twenty chains, thence west twenty  chains, thence north twenty chains  more or less to sea-shore, thence meandering along shore to point of commencement, and containing 40 acres,  more or less.  JESSIE McVENE GRAHAM.  Date, July 15, 1914.  Autr. 1���������Sept. 26.  Per A. H. HOGAN,  Agent.  ���������o������  Advertise your Wants in the Courier  But the silence is short.  Not twenty fathoms ahead the  surface of the sea parts; the  huge head of a great grey creature appears and emits with a  fizzing noise a tall, spreading  cloud of grey vapor. The head  sinks; out and up heaves the  great shoulders and back. The  gunner takes what seems to be  an interminable aim at the  streaming flank. At last his  forefinger twitches. An orange  flame spurts into the grey; a  crash surprises the atmosphere,  the little steamer shudders as if  she had struck a rock, through  the white smoke fly wads and  whirling coils of hemp; and almost under the bows the sea  boils and surges. The grey monster has gone. A dulled report  comes up from the depths. There  is a clank of iron gear as the  cable flows from the winch and  flies over the little wheel in the  bow. The propellor thuds, the  steamer begins to move astern.  The gunner steps from the platform, but keeps an eye on the  cable.    A couple of  Norwegian  ent there will be an active demand among the small boys for  tin soldiers, cannons, Dreadnoughts and the paraphernalia  of war.  Highland Liquor Co. J,  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous  Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland.  WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO  WE   SHIP   PROMPTLY   758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.  ���������<    M  K    M  To Land Seekers, Campers,  Prospectors, Etc.  Why Pack Your Outfits  Further Than Necessary?  WE CARRY COMPLETE LINES OF THE FOLLOWING AT BELLA COOLA PRICES:  GROCERIES TENTS DRY  GOODS HARDWARE  CAMPERS' SUPPLIES PACKERS' REQUISITES  HAY  AND   GRAIN  Bella Coola Mercantile Co., Hagensborg  ���������<>���������<  ���������<>���������<  12 Miles from Bella  Coola and on Direct  Route to the Interior  ���������<o  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable  in  Advance.  CANADA.  One Ykar $1-00  Six Months   0.7'">  Thrkk Months  0.r>0  UNITKI) STATUS.  Onk Ykak  $1-50  Unitki) Kingdom and thk Continknt.  Onk Ykau $2.00  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  ^^-r-^-������-^-w-1        i     i    i ,|B   ���������niaiiiUBwi imi ii ���������������������������!������������������ nimininwin  ������������������*<?.  ���������:V-  ;���������&  ,"'t."''  .".V *'sv-������  ':,:( >" j.  jit i ",.:  -���������It    V  BELLA   COOLA  COURIER  K- ���������  Saturday, August 29, /o    ���������     Y  BESf?;  ^ TRpDE f  Wm; BRAID   ftCD^  '.'..TEA;  tM*������dRTEtfs  >"���������'������������������  ''     VANCOUVER ,'<������������������  B. C.;;:;  -^  Order  that   pound  of BRAID'S BEST  Tea now. Packed  in handsome 1, 3,  and 5 lb. tins.  ----- ~r=~-rdfc���������i  ! - J'  Ogilvie's  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now  i i            "i  From  TheMason& Risch Piano  of to-day will make plain our  privilege to state with authority:  "NO FINER  PIANO MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  Let us attend  your Victor Record  mail orders���������bur service is intelligent  and guaranteed.       Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B.C.  ALL GOOD GROCERS  'I*  I'  ri'i ���������  It  1:  '(J  i.;.   _  ��������� ^  THE  Manufacturers of all  kinds of  MOONEY BISCUIT high-gme biscuits   ���������  ::    AND CANDIES    ::  & CANDY CO. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  MOONEY'S SODAS and  PILOT BREAD  "THe'bEST  YET"  . Made in British Columbia  ��������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������.������������������������������������������������������'������������������������������������������������������  .1 v..  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  HUGHES BROS.        S  BIG LIQUOR STORE ������  ������ Wines, Liquers and Cigars ��������� ������.  WE    SHIP    EVERYWHERE ^  Send for* free price list with shipping instructions  ��������� . ^__ _ _ ......  .   .;....���������r��������� ���������    ���������     :        ���������      ���������     :       ���������..  105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C.  si  The Best Manufactured Clothing for the West  "SOVEREIGN BRAND"  CLOTHING  , SOLD IN ALL FIRST-CLASS STORES  { ���������        ���������  IV. E. Sanford Manufacturing Company, Ltd., Hamilton, Ont.  a pioneering life.  Mr. Robert Lowe, his travelling  companion on his recent journey  from the interior country also  intends volunteering for active  service in Europe. Mr. Lowe is  a surveyor and his life spent  mostly in the remote parts of the  country has fitted him to withstand considerable hardships.  We know that these two. men  will do. honor to themselves and  their country and they will carry  with them our best.wishes and  highest appreciation.  Local farmers have all been  busily engaged harvesting the  second, crop of hay, which has all  been gathered in excellent condition. The long spell of warm  weather has worked - wonders  with the garden crops of all  kinds, and this year will see one  of the best crops ever raised in  this valley. l /  Fishing for Cohoe salmon at  the local cannery commenced  last Monday and tri<2 catches  duringthe week have been highly  satisfactory. Arrangements are  being made for a big pack and  it is probable that the cannery  will continue to operate to the  middle of October this year.  Fox Farm Established at Bella!Coola  Sunday last witnessed the arrival of fourteen foxes ' which  will form the nucleous of a fox  farm which is to be established  at this place. For some time  past extensive preparations have  been going on and the farm when  completed will be thoroughly  equipped in every respect. The  fourteen foxes, including several  pairs of the silver-grey variety,  are already comfortably accomodated and seem to be taking well  to their new surroundings.  The immense success of this  industry in Prince Edward Island  has stimulated several people to  essay the attempt to raise foxes  in this province, and there is  every reason to believe that British Columbia is as well suited for  the purpose as the eastern Maritime provinces. Great interest  is centered in the local fox farm  and the proprietors have the  best wishes of everyone in their  enterprise.  (Etjurrlj Nflitr?    j  ^      Sunday School  All Are Welcome  Church Service  -    11  a. m,  7:30 p.m.  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Wholesale  DR Y\ GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS  i  Manufacturers  SHIRTS PANTS OVERALLS  "MACKINAW" CLOTHING  SAMPLE ROOM AT PRINCE RUPERT   Catalogues on application  P. O.  3ox 859, Prince Rupert, B. C. Qj.  Reo.  7. C. Colwell, D. A., Pastor  ��������� 0"0<-������0^  S.S. Celtic called at this port  this week on her way north. Her  cargo included a large consignment of empty cans for the B.  C. Packers' cannery at this place.  Shushartie Bay  (FROM OUR RESIDENT CORRESPONDENT)  Among the Shushartie passengers by the S. S. Camosun last  week was Mr. Chris Hansen,  who returned to his ranch at  Nahwitti. He intends,to further  develop his very promising prospect on Iron Creek.    :  ���������We are informed that Mr. C.  E. Muir, now working on a prospect in Dakota Bay, will shortly  take up a ''placer" claim there.  Mr. J. J. Skinner and his crew  are making some fine catches of  salmon with the seine net, some  of the hauls aggregating the two  thousand.mark.  Miss Gwen Pearce, of Fisherman's Cove, is busy with her,  pre-emption.  Miss Pearce, Miss Lily Vick  and Miss Ethel Cox are the belles  of Cape Scott dances, the latter  is also an excellent elocutionist,  her displays of the histrionic art  being a feature of the local  soirees.  Mrs. R. F. Warren is still at  Shushartie, but looks forward to  attending the Cape Scott Fair  in September.  The North Island settlements  have caught the war fever badly!.  The very air is pregnant with  war and the rumor of war. The  souls of the young men are filled  with unrest and in the case of a  continuance of hostilities an exodus is to be expected this fall;  It is the old story of the old call  to youth whose blood is red.  The romance lies mainly in the  response, but the spirit is none  the less to be commended.  It is the general opinion that  the local survey parties will be  called in and all government  work stop. The Idsardi survey  camp will, in the course of a day  or so, remove to Cape Commerell.  0   1  HOE  )      C  30E  )      C  nor;  R. B. JOHNSON LTD., Port Coquitlam, B. C.  Manufacturers  of  High-Grade  BOOTS  and  SHOES  o  0  D  o  D  Specialists in  Boots for  LOGGERS  MINERS  CRUISERS  PROSPECTORS  ROADMEN, ETC.  0  t my-^       ^]       Your Guarantee of Quality      jj^J       |C~TQ1 7|     [o  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 1895.  rynfldsen  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, Prospeclors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing but the moft 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  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C.  IF  VI  LE  '01  June  ion  "*. y  sues  'n<  gft-J-1  2-  p?Wed  Lift  3  11  ?  * Fri<  fe'i  1  t i  ���������I  l> /1  r   i?


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