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 '*I4  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCEL-  LENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  ��������� fcfcztag������y*T..���������-'i������ii'L--. ._*=���������:. -i~..< . *.-.���������r=_��������� ..     ,,, .,���������  WEATVLER REPORT FOR NOVEMBER  Compiled   by  Mr. C.  H. Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature : Maximum, ���������14.    Minimum 33.  Rainfall, -1.59 inches.  jVOL. 3���������NO. 10  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12,  1914.  $1.00 a Year  ervia  eav  !E  rts  i*ffi  n  Sunday. Despatches from Petrograd say that the bloodiest and  most pitiless fight of the war has occurred south-east of Lodz  where strong German forces, which had penetrated to Tuszid-  asre, were surrounded and had to fight their way to the main  body, Russians made repeated counter-attacks but the Germans cut a passage at the bayonet point for fifteen miles. The  fight lasted for thirty-six hours. Ninety per cent, of the German officers were killed, and many regiments were reduced to  less than one hundred men. Fighting east of the river Warthe  indicates that the Germans have been heavily reinforced. They  are holding their positions and inflicting great damage to the  Russians.  Berlin officially denies the report of the bombardment of the  Krupp works by foreign aviators.  Despatch to Paris from Rome declares that all Italy is upset  at news of the revolt in Fezzan following declaration of Moslem  holy war against Christians. It is stated that the Italian cabinet  has notified the Sublime Porte that Italy will enter the war on  the side of the Triple Entente if it considers Turkey responsible  for the uprising.  Daily Mail correspondent at Petrograd says, Germans to north-  Iwestof Lowiez have abandoned their active defensive under  .pressure from Russians who are well above Plock on left bank  Lof Vistula. All German columns north of Lodz are now falling  Joack towards the frontier.  londay.    General Sir John French and his British forces made  ^doubly memorable the official visit of King George to the Brit-  -f{trenches on Saturday by a dashing offensive movement in which  ;��������� fv*the Germans were driven back along the whole British front  ^������from"D'ixniunde to the river Lys.    North of the Lys the British  ^charged from their trenches at day-break and fell pell-mell upon  . thi/Germans first line of earthworks, swarming into it in face  of terrific fire.    Down they went among the Germans with cold  steel, thrusting, jabbing and beating down the enemy right and  left.     When the first trench was chock-full with gouging, tear-  Vi ing, khaki and grey figures, fighting, dying and dead, the on-coming rear ranks swept over the top of the mass and did not  stop until the second line of enhancements had been taken. The  ^British fought like demons.    The Germans were so stunned by  i the audacity of the attack that there was no effort* to retrieve  Itheir losses at this point.    Unofficial  accounts  of  the  charge  place the German losses at one half of those engaged.    British  lost heavily but not nearly so heavily as the enemy.  The Turkish cruiser Hamedieh has struck a mine and returned  to .Constantinople badly damaged, according to Russian official  news. Advices say that Russian warships have sunk six Turkish sailing vessels laden with war supplies.  Pains correspondent of London Times says: "I have reason to  believe that French have seriously interfered with German communications between Me-tz and the Woevre."    Their long range  Hguns some days ago destroyed a German convoy  which, was  ���������^entering Pagny, near. Metz, and now the bombardment of Ar-  ifneuille, ten miles south-west of Metz, has cut the line serving  ^the German railway head at Thiancourt.  uesday. Germans delivered violent attacks today on trenches  recently captured by the Allies but were repulsed. Germans  have been obliged to substitute lighter guns for their heavy  artillery as inundations have made the use of latter worthless.  South of Crocow, the Russians are advancing steadily, while  their movement into Hungary progresses at a satisfactory rate.  Official news of the decisive results of the Russian campaign  may now be expected at anytime. It is unofficially reported  that Russians have captured Lodz.  According to a despatch from Belgian frontier, the Germans  are sending troops who have been weeks on the Yser front to  the east, replacing them with fresh troops. They have two  corps of reserves drawn up on the Dutch frontier, fearing that  when the great assault by the Allies comes, German troops may  cross into Holland seeking internment.  Wednesday. A London telegram says the German divisional headquarters was removed from Roulers when shells began to fall in  the town, after the British had recaptured Passchendaele, eleven  miles north-east of Ypres. This indicates a distinct and important advance by the Allies. According to an official communication from Paris, a violent German attack on Stelloy, south of  Ypres, has been repulsed. A heavy bombardment of the Belgian coast between Ostend andNieuportby British warships began  at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in conjunction with land forces.  A Petrograd despatch states that German aviators continue to  drop bombs on Lodz. The town hall, throe large factories and  forty-seven houses have been destroyed. Stubborn fighting has  occurred near Batum, a port on the Black Sea. Turkish forces  attempted to prevent advance of Russian troops and were routed  with heavy loss. In district of Kieice in Poland two German  trains loaded with pyroxylin shells collided and were destroyed,  f here were no survivors.  ron  British Cruisers Goodhope and Monmouth Avenged  ��������� London, Dec. 10.���������A British squadron under the command of  Vice-Admiral Sir Frederick Sturdee engaged a German squadron  under Admiral Count Von Spee, off the Falkland Islands, in Southern Atlantic, on Tuesday last and won a victory that is being acclaimed throughout England. The armored cruisers Scharnhorst  and Gneisenau and the protected cruiser Leipzig, three of the  German warships which have been menacing British shipping,  and'part of the squadron which sunk the British cruisers Good-  hope and Monmouth, off the coast of Chili, on November 1, were  destroyed. The cruisers Dresden and Nuremburg, the other two  vessels of the German squadron, got away during the fighting,  deserting the three cruisers which were sunk. According to latest  accounts these vessels are being pursued by British warships. Two  coaling vessels were also captured. The loss of life was very  heavy, only a few of the crew of each ship being rescued.  The cruiser Scharnhorst was compieted in 1908 and had a displacement of 11,420 tons.     Her armament consisted of eight 8.2.  six 5.9-in., twenty 3.4-in.,  and fourteen  smaller  guns,  and  Mrs. Nygaard is now the proud  possessor of twenty-seven grand-  children..   The Lysdahl Sewing Circle held  a successful sale of' work at the  lower Bella Coola School on Saturday last. The attendance was  large and that the efforts of the  ladies we're fully appreciated is  evidenced by the fact that the  proceeds amounted to the goodly  sum of $160.. An excellent musical program and a sumptuous  Iuuch added much to the pleasure  of the occasion.  in  four torpedo tubes. Her complement was 7G4 men. The Gneisenau was of the same class as the Scharnhorst. The Leipzig was  a third class cruiser completed"in 190o.     Her displacement was  3200 tons and complement 286 men.   : : '. * _���������  A despatch from  Pretoria via London says: "Circumstances  which led the government to announce that General Christian  Beyers, the rebel leader, had been killed, were made public today.    It appears that during a sharp engagement on the banks  of the Vaal, Beyers with others attempted to cross the river:  They were fired upon and Beyers was seen to fall from his horse.  His body drifted down stream and disappeared under water.  A search is being made for his body.    General Beyers was the  only important rebel leader at large.  Thursday.     The  Servian   legation   makes  public a report from  military headquarters to effect that the Servian army has won  a complete victory resulting in the recapture of the towns of  Valjevo and Usnitza in Servia, and the rout of two Austrian  corps.    The report says the Austrians abandoned everything,  even their treasury chest.    Servians took 20.000 prisoners, fifty  cannon and large quantities of rifles, machine guns and munitions of every description.  Three German merchantmen were sunk last Sunday by British or Japanese warships off coast of Terra Del Fuego, southernmost point of South America, according to advices just received  at Buenos Ayres.  The evacuation of Lodz by the Russians is admitted in communication from Petrograd. Statement adds Russians did not  lose a man when position was given up.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  A PUBLIC MEETING  "or the discussion of matters of  oca! and provineia  and  be held at the  interest will  Mackenzie School  ON MONDAY,  at 7:30 p. m.  1-Itm INST.  God Sayk thk Kinc.  S.S. Chelohsin arrived in port  on Wednesday about 5 p. m.,  bringing an unusual large consignment of freight for the local  merchants.  Mr.  John  Jorgenson  has  returned from a business trip to  Vancouver.    He reports business I  as being very slack indeed and j  predicts a hard winter for many j    Mr_ ?eU> Bor_ of Hagensborg.  who are out of employment.        j visited town on Wednesday re-  Charley Lord, net-man at the'turning to  his  ranch  the same  local cannery,  came up on the j day.  last steamer after a  short visit!    skating   parties  are  now the  to   friends  in   Vancouver.     He|0l.fjer>     Hotn a(  Ayloun  Ranch ! to put forward to represent them  will spend  the remainder of th.ejand on Mrs j, Clayton's land on  men o  winter here.   | lhe sonth side of the Bella Coola  The new premises to be occu-j river, the ice is in excellent con-  pied as post office and telegraph  station are now practically coin-  On Monday evening a public  meeting was held at the Colony  Hall, Hagensborg, for the purpose of  discussing   matters  of  local and provincial interest.  At  7:30 p. m.,  Mr. B. Brynildsen,  president of   the local  Liberal  Association,   opened   the  meeting with a few well chosen remarks, during which he explained  the political,  truce   which   had  been entered into by the leaders  of the two great parties in Canada.    He showed how the Liberals had faithfully observed the  truce, but went on to state that  the discussion of provincial matters and  matters of the tariff  could not be taken as a violation  j of the truce.   The next-speaker.  Mr.  H.  L.   Harris,  stated   that  every elector in Canada had a  sacred patriotic duty to perform.  In   British  Columbia we  found  ourselves in the unenviable position of being unable to properly  assist the Empire in the provision  of food stuffs, being compelled  to   import   huge   quantities   of  agricultural  produce  for our  home consumption which should  and could be raised within the  province.      This   condition   the  speaker traced to the utter indifference with   which   the Mc-  Bride  government had  treated  the claims of the actual settler.  Dealing with the machine methods of the presentadministration,  it was shown that the members  of   the   legislature   themselves  were not in the confidence of the  government,    which    fact   was  proven by the uttlerly false statements as to the finances of the  province made by Wm. Manson,  M. P. P., on the occasion of his  last appearance on a public platform in this place.    The speaker  emphasized his opinion that Mr.  Manson, while being utterly incapable of fulfilling his duties as  representative   of   the   Skeena  district, was at the same time in-j  capable of uttering a deliberate:  falsehood,  and   that  there  was!  little  doubt   that  he   had  only'  stated what he himself had been  led to believe to be true by those  at the head of affairs.    "We are  governed   by   a   twin  autocracy  and have lost the last vestige of  political liberty.   Machine candidates are foisted on to the people  and they are no longer allowed  ���������  Just a Reminder  of the near approach  to the festive season  and oar ability to supply the very best for  your Christmas table  Don't wait, but order  at once your supply of  es        Oranges  Bananas  Grape Fruit  Cranberries  Sweet Potatoes  Candy of all t\inds  Malagas and -Almire  Grapes  Extra-Fancy  !e Raisins  Fancy Biscuits ,  BACON and HAMS  BUTTER, CHEESE  EGGS  STOCK FISH  Santa Claus' every wish  can be gratified by careful selection from our  large and varied stock of  Fancy Goods  DoSls and Toys  of all kinds suitable for  Christmas Presents  'Phone in your orders  SHOP EARLY  pleted and postmaster Landry  expects to transfer his office in  the course of the next few days.  (lit ion.  On Wednesday. December9th,  to Mrs. Robert Holte. at the  home ol her mother Mrs. J. Nygaard, a daughter.  their own choosing." An  invitation was extended to any  local Conservative to discuss with  the speaker the Conservative  platform, but was not accepted.  T. A. McGarrigle. B. A., delivered an interesting address on  (Conliiuu.'il on last payv.)  ���������  ��������� BELLA  COOLA"  COURIER  Saturday, Decemhr 12  u-&  mmm\  r-wZ4'M������������������-��������� ��������� \!-: ���������.:  ;f# M:#r<..v-.; ��������� -:'  Mb1 .���������!'!���������:,;������i4 ���������',���������,���������.;'������������������ ' .  5::&/'?!7ii-j.'   '.'.iv.v,- "  '.I  PPII'-V;.;:  plffl'  S;W������,  lllii'-  U-'asfc'-S'^fe.'.-.'1  ^vjfE  [I^Mpr^fe!.;::.^'.;:-^;'  xmxy  ^p^;i|PK\'::"-:'';.f':..:'r'':.V';.  j^i^^'^Vfeii   ���������  iKt&''?;f-vV''r-^-.v'. ������������������^;;V">:;~  ^||^;'^v,.;-;i,i.|  v^3^>3:<t!''^'^?n'-;'.'^rv7^ / v:^'*-���������'?" v i^  :$������SSKvf'S5g"'ia^-i;-������������������;;-: 'i^-. 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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���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name and address of every writer of such letters  must be jriven to the editor. ,  Tbe Editor reserves the rurht to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer s  riak.  Vancouver Office - - 317-323 Carabie St.  *&ali!0 jtojmli mtprwna rat lex."  SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 1914.  What Return for Our  * / Money? .  Fifteen'thousand men are said  to. be out of employment, in the  city of Vancouver! The government are unable to do anything  to alleviate the situation, but  have graciously granted to the  city the privilege of clearing government land. This the city has  undertaken to do and today the  work is being proceeded with,  ��������� providing work for a large number of men. In order to undertake this work the city has found  it necessary to curtail expenses  in .other, channels and has reduced the wages of the city police  and firemen. The question might  well be:asked, "Why does not  the government clear its own  land, and'add the expense incurred fjo the price of the land  to the ultimate buyer?" When  the question of providing for the  unemployed in Victoria was put  to Sir Richard ..McBride by a  deputation consisting of the  mayor and several aldermen, the  premier ^observed how worldwide the/problem was. Poor Sir  Richard.; British Columbia is  so smallf her problems or such  minor importance and his task  as premier such a sinecure that  he feelsfte is wasted. He longs  for world-fame.. However, he  eventually'..dismissed the deputation with the statement that the  government was giving the matter careful consideration. Which  matter was receiving this consideration, whether this worldwide problem, or the conditions  obtaining in the province, Sir  Richard did not say.  Sir Richard is always very  non-committal. He has cultivated a faculty of talking by the  hour and saying nothing. Since  he came back from his recent  trip to London, he has done  considerable talking, but never  as'yet has he told us why he  went there or what he accomplished. We read that he conferred with Premier Asquith,  Earl Kitlchener, Winston Churchill, Sir Ed ward Grey, etc., etc.,  on "matters affecting Canada's  position in the Empire in respect  of the war," and conveyed the  "sentiment of the loyal determination of ' the Dominion to  nobly play its part and discharge  every obligation which rests upon it in the present unparelleled  crisis."  This all in the space of five  days. This is probably correct,  as we cannot imagine any of  these men being anxious to spend  much time with Sir Richard at  this juncture. But surely it was,  not for this express purpose that  he went. Imagine all the provincial premiers in the Dominion  hiking off to England to talk  _such stuff. * What do you think  would happen to them? Only  Sir Richard has gall enough for  that. But even he has no'right  to speak officially for Canada.  That ^requires not a provincial  premier but a representative of  the national government.  What the public w.ould like to  know and should know, therefore, is whether Sir'Richard accomplished anything in London  which will benefit the province.  Did he succeed in raising the  necessary funds, to prosecute  public works and so relieve the  deplorable conditions in our  cities? Surely the.taxpayer, on  whose money Sir Richard enjoys  travelling, is entitled to some  return for his money,, even if  only an interesting story.  means.   Taxation was increased  values.      Work  was done  that  as far as was dared.    This was would [not have been necessary  not enough.   They had the gold for another ten years to come.  The Prodigals.  The government has' been repeatedly charged with prodigality, and no .statement by-the  premier or any*of his ministers,  much less the members of the  legislature, has answered the  charge'to the satisfaction of the  taxpayers of the province.  . For several- years the public  generally seems to have been  obsessed of the idea that their  sole duty in life was to "get rich  quick." This idea seems to have  permeated through the members  6l our government, individually  and collectively, L to our civic  bodies and on through to the  vast-majority of our citizens.  In the mad race for wealth every  other consideration was forgotten. Conservation of our natural resources; the safeguarding  of our provincial credit, the laying of the foundation for our  future prosperity by encouraging  land settlement; all were forgotten. ; So those responsible for  the proper administration;of our  provincial affairsbecame blinded.  They were - satisfied to fill the  treasury,   no   matter   by   what land spend it to increase property  fever and could not stop. Our  timber was sold off right and  left, bringing in good round  sums. The treasury began to  fill up. Nothing succeeds like  success, so they alienated our  mineral, oil and coal lands, and  finally handed over one third of  the arable land in the province,  comprising'the best and most  accessible, to speculators at 50c.  per acre, balance" payable not  this year or.next year, but sometime or never. In this way, and  in this way alone, did the McBride government fulfill their  boast of having raised the province from bankruptcy. How we  have borrowed and spent and  are again on the verge of bankruptcy is another story. British  Columbia is reaping just as she  has sown, and nowhere in our  vast Dominion are the people  confronted with such knotty  problems. It might be truly  said of our government during  the six or eight years, that their  consciences were seared as with  a hot iron, and-they knew not  what they did.    .  "  In British Columbia we have  a government of the people, for  the people, by the people. At  least it is so claimed by people  close to the government itself.  So that our government is but  a reflex of the people themselves;  which brings us to the unhappy  conclusion that the people have  only ' themselves to blame. If  they are sugering through unemployment, or . by excessive  taxation,.such punishment is entirely self-inflicted. Of course  there are exceptions but they  only go to prove the* rule.  , What about our civic bodies?  Exactly the same thing applies.  The large majorityvof the people  including the mayor' anfl 'aldermen, were in the real estate  business. Property values were  boomed out of sight and it was  thought they would never come  down; But kthe further a thing  has to drop the harder will it  fall, and in the case of Vancouver real estate, great indeed has  been the fall thereof. But the  main object was to raise money  but what of that. Property was  made marketable and certain  people became rich. This is all  past and people now have time,  in between financing on this  property to meet a payment on  that-,'to think seriously and repentantly.    -,  It will not bft long until the  people of the province will have  yet another opportunity of electing a business government of  honest men. Will they neglect  it again? Or will they decide to  dispense with the present aggregation, which has been rightfully  described a "government of auctioneers."    ;  o   ,o     o     o     o  The local Conservative association seems to have taken on a  new lease of life.    There was a  time  when  it looked as if the  local"machine had battered itself  to pieces.    But a  new  driving  wheel was shipped in 'from the  machine shop at Victoria..'.Old  parts have   been   strengthened  and   the   whole   machine   well  lubricated with numerous promises of   wonderful things,  and  things   seem   to   be   running  smoothly once moore.    The recruiting officers of the Conservative party, most of them government officials, have been hard at  work and from ail accounts their  efforts have met with considerable success.'  "Get in with the  boys and ��������� they will  look after  you."   This is the latest dodge.  If a man wants a piece of land  or a day's employment'on public  works he must get in with the  boys.    After he joins tne Conservative Association all things  will be fully explained to him,  providing he binds himself to  secrecy.   In these times, and by  these methods, the Conservative  Association is finding it easy to  get recruits.    Few, if any, of  these men are prepared to give  a reason for joining the Association*, but there are some who are  honest enough to admit that circumstances   compelled   them.  They wanted work and were advised to "get in with the boys"  and they dared not to disobey.  It is strange how few Conservatives there are in Bella Coola  For Results Use  "A. P. Standard"  CHICK STARTER  CHICK FOOD  CHICK DEVELOPER  SCRATCH FQorj  SOLD BY LEADING DEALERS  AND BY  ALBERTA  PACIFIC  GRAIN  COMPANY LTD.  "A. P. Standard'*���������We stand back of every sack  Gault Brothers Limited  WHOLESALE <DRY GOODS  361 Water Street        Vancouver, B.C,  CJ Gault Brothers for over 60 years have successfully  maintained wholesale warehouses throughout Canada  1$ The Vancouver stock is the largest and best assorted  stock on the Coast; in some cases the best west of Toronto  STAPLES  SMALLWARES  RIBBONS  Ready-to-Wear    '  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  House Furnishings  CARPETS  LINENS  DRESS GOODS  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED THE DAY RECEIVED  Valley who feel prepared to discuss provincial politics. They  will attend meetings and listen  to.charges against the government which they support, without uttering a word. When  challenged to refute these  charges, they will sit like a bump  on a log.  On .the occasion of the visit by  Messrs. Brewster and Oliver,  our Conservative friends heard  some facts- about the McBride  government which made them  sit bolt upright. Serious charges  were made and contradiction  was invited. But nothing doing  from the silent Conservatives.  One of. their leaders on being  asked why he did not refute certain of these charges, was forced  to reply that he did not know  anything about them, but assured his hearers that if they  would only patiently await the  arrival of Wm. Manson, M. P. P.  in the valley he would answer  every charge to the satisfaction  of  everyone.     T h e k e persors  patiently waited.    Mr. Manson  cameand the circumstances were I  carefully explained to him. He  was urged by local ConservatnJ  to hold a meeting and by boldlr  explaining the various matters)  referred to by Messrs. Brewstel  and Oliver, clear the atmospha������|  and at the same tirm? confowji  the wicked Liberals.   Mr. Mai  son did not hold a rru't-iir.p.  dared- not.    He had a!read) a|  in fear before the Libera! kJ  ers at Prince Rupert and otto  places.    So it is with our loo. I  Conservative  leaders, they a;  never be brought into public-:v  cussion.   There has beer a r.  vitation extended to a?.?(���������:* ;  them to take the platform &?>":>.  a local Liberal and show rvi---.  the   McBride   government  made one honest:effort to a-j  out its pledges  to  the pw.  contained in the party j������iatf  adopted in 1899, and reaffirm  at the Revelstoke conventiV.  1902.      This  invitation is s  open.  6ven is a wonderful baker. That's because  the heat flues completely encircle it  ���������Rgn$e  satisfies   the   most   exs  cook on every point. Let the  McClary dealer demonstrate the fact.      ������  "MADE IN CANADA."  %m  Sold By AH General Merchants.  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  Boscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SKKVICE  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S.S.   "Chelohsiil" Leaves  Vancouver  every  Monday at 8 p. m.  Leaves Bella Coola Wednesday nigh*-  S.S. "Coquitlam" will also sail from Vancouvn <  November 12, 26, December 10, 24, January /. ^  February 4,18, carrying Gasoline and   Expl<>*IVl'h   ���������  on  >X  ���������n i>y  special arrangemenl  ;i|������|'ly 10  For rates of Freights,  Fares and otlier information. i| I -  Head Opkick, Caruam. St.,  Vancouvkii; or Gko. M(WI '  agent,  1003 Govkknmknt St.,  Victoria.  ^IH  hoc  D ��������� C  im  fSM ,9'4 Wm-Saluriay. De'cemher 12,   19)4  BELLA   COOLA   COURIER  C  The following letter has been  received .by a Courier reader  from Mr. D. E. Campbell, late  bookkeeper at Kimsquit cannery,  and has been kindly handed to us  for publication. , Mr. Campbell  is now with the 72nd Highlanders of Canadaat Salisbury Plains,  and in this interesting letter tells  of the trans-Atlantic voyage of  the Canadian troops:  . . .'Many interesting things  have happened since I left Vancouver, not the least of which  was our trip'across' the Atlantic.  I^could not begin to tell you all  about it but can perhaps give  you some idea. We sailed, that  is, the 72nd Highlanders, on the  "Audania" a 14,000 ton Cunar-  ���������ft  der. We left Quebec on September 30th and next morning woke  up in Gaspie Bay, down the St.  Lawrence, in the midst of a great  fleet of thirty-two transports and  five warships. The "Lapland,"  "Franconia" and "Virginian"  were among them, just to give  you an idea of the style we tra  velled in. It really was most  impressive. We left Gaspe Bay  on the evening of the 3rd of  October, stretched out in three  great lines, the warships in the  lead and on the flanks. As soon  as night fell all port-holes were  closed and we plunged through  the seas absolutely dark, except  for a single stern light on each  ship. As we neared Europe  more British warships would  from time to time creep up over  the horizon, showing what a  strong guard we really had.  They would slide down the great  avenues of ships, dip their ensigns and disappear as silently  as they had come. Finally* one  morning a huge grey ship took  up a position on our port flanks  )DS  ���������i  fjersors |  Mansoa  ces were 1  im. He  rvatnJ  )' boldlj  m&Uerj  Irewstej  iosphe.������[  onfouul  Ir. Mz  r-P.  ���������ady al  *al leal  'id otto  >ur lot I  Hey a;  lbiicci..  ent hi  to a- J  l������iatf  ���������affirrz-1  intiorij  is  Royal  "open  cooking.  in  any  flour.  is   the  ROYAL STANDARD is  the wizard of the kitchen.  Acts like magic  recipe calling for  Standard  sesame" to good  It transforms ordinary bread, cakes or pies  into real wonders of the  culinary art.  Your grocer sells Royal Standard  under  a  money- back  guarantee.  i \  :ause  r  J. W. Peck & Co. Ltd.  Manufacturers of  CLOTHING, SHIRTS,  CAPS and OVERALLS  ^  We carry a complete stock of Men's Furnishings  cl all the best English   and American  Hats  an  ^  JOHN W. PECK & CO., LTD.  MONTREAL        WINNIPEG       VANCOUVER  and when for some reason the1  next day she came gliding up!  through the lines we made her!  out as one of the newest super-1;  dreadnaughts, one of the Queen j  Mary class.    She was the very  incarnation , of  massive power.  One could not imagine her as  being sunk.  The weather all the way across  was fine except for a blow that  caught us off the south coast of  Ireland. It was pretty stiff, but  of course, having crossed Queen  Charlotte Sound I could not very  well admit that it was anything  to speak of. Just the same 1  was glad when it was over and  we'sailed into the English Channel. The "Audania" is a fine  boat. Our quarters w7ere none  too comfortable, being down on  the lowest deck and with all the  port-holes closed. It was much  better than troops are generally  provided with though our meals  were awful, and as we were on  the boat twenty-one days most  of us were in poor shape. In  spite of this the trip was one to  be remembered.  We did not know where we  were heading for and when we  sighted the south coast of England the excitement became  acute. Suddenly, as we caught  sight of Eddystone lighthouse,  the whole fleet came to a stop  and we, could see signal lights  flashing through the mists from  shore. Then we all changed our  course and headed for Plymouth  Sound and finally tied up at the  docks of the Devonport navy  yards. Soon after we learned  the cause of our sudden change  of course. Four German submarines were waiting for us oft  the Isle of Wight. It had been  intended that we disembark at  Portsmouth.  We were on the boat three  days at Devonport, but finally  disembarked at night, entrained  and at about 2:30 a. m. arrived at  a small place called Putney. From  there we marched to camp about  eight to ten miles with our full  packs, arriving about 6:30 a. m.  a mighty tired crowd.  Salisbury plain is just like a  piece of Saskatchewan dropped  into the middle of England, so  it seemed almost like home. It  has rained all the time since we  arrived, but I don't mind much  even though we are living in  tents and a bath is almost unprocurable.  We are told that we may not  go to the front till next spring,  but hope to do better than that.  I hope to see Winn over here,  but it is  almost impossible to  locate anyone.    The Suffolk regi-  ;ment has been terribly cut up  j at the front, but he may not be  j there at all.    Several of the best  j British regiments,  notably  the  {Gordon Highlanders, have been  j practically annihilated.   We may  j be   needed   sooner   than   some  I people expect.  P. E. CAMPBELL.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  f OAI, MINING RIGHTS of the "Dominion, in  v' Manitoiia. Saskatchewan and Auiuiita.  thu Y i;kon Tkiuutoky, the Noktfi-wkhtTerki-  TOHIKH and in a poriion of thu 1'KOVINCK of  ItuiTi:;n Col.UMiiiA, rnuy hu loaned for a term of  twerity-onK yi.-arfl at an urinuul rental of $1 an  acre. Not niur������ than li.OGu acres will be leaHfcd  to on" aiiolicunt.  Application for a leant must be made by the  upplicaul, in person to the Atffmi or Sub-Ajffent  of the district in which the rifrhta applied for  areuituait-d.  In nurveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or lofta! subdivision* of sections, and in unturveyed territory the tract applied for shall bo staked out by the applicant  himself.  Kach application rnual be accompanied by a  ���������fee of ������5 which  will be'refunded if the rights  applied  for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall he paid on the merchantable output ol th* mine at the rate of rive centb per ton.  Tin. person operating the mine shall furnish  the Aj;<-nt 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 rights may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of 410.00 an acre.  1'ot full information application uhould bo  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.���������30690.  J  Ask for the famous  Nabob Tea  Many of our readers will re-  ' member Captain Winn.    He and  I the lace  Mr.  Thompson  owned  (the power yacht Pysche, from  j which   Mr.   Thompson   was  ; drowned some five years ago.  j    Captain  Winn   spent   several  'summers   at   Kimsquit,   during  j which  time  he  won   the   high  j esteem of a large circle of friends.  It is with deep regret that we  have lately learned that he has  been  killed in   action.      Capt.  Winn  belonged   to  the  Suffolk  regiment   which   has   suffered  very severe loss.���������Editor.  F:li|  TheMason & RischPiano  of to-day will make plain our  privilege to stale with authority:  "NO  FINER  PIANO MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  Lot us attend  your Victor Record  JJ   mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  I    738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  K^ZHmU^r:  BUSINESS CARDS  Gkukkkky K. Burnett D. J.McGugan  C.E., H.C.L.S., U.A.S.C, U.C.L.S.,  ASS. M.CAN.SOC. C.E.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  (Late Hill & Burnett)  CIVIL ENGINEERS and  B.C. LAND  SURVEYORS  Grand View Hotel, Bella Coola, B. C.  City address���������New Westminster, B.C.  P. O. Box 886. Telephone 232.  J. A. LEROY PhoneSey. 9387 J- NATION  BUS  MEETS ALL������oATS AND TRAINS  Hotel Winters  COR. ABBOTT AND WATER STREETS  VANCOUVER, B. C.  EUROPEAN   PLAN   Hot AND Cold Water  $1.00 TO  S2.50      STEAM   HEATED  ROOMS WITH BATH  WANTED  Listing of Lots and Acreage (  i in  Bella Coola and Valley, i  Give full particulars,  Price, Title, etc., '.o  MARTIN J. RAVEY  826 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B.C.  lol   c=_  U)l  >  o  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.  30E  -and you will have  the best that money  can buy.  Alway sold in pound  and half-pound lead  packets.  BLACKSMITH8NG  OF ALL KSNDS  o o  Expert Horseshoer  agensoor  5m t������������������  ������  i���������I c  \XTHAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \X7HAT person so independent?  \XTHAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of   the necessaries  of life?  Bella Coola   farmers are  independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  THE REASONS for this  enviable  condi-  dition of affairs are obvious to anyone  who knows the Bella Coola Valley.  The land is fertile and needs little or no  irrigation. The climate js mild and enjoyable ; long warm summers with sufficient  uainfall 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.  Robinson's Remedies Never Did Fail  The fact that the fumes of this Oily Powder remain with  the bird for days, thereby killing all the lice and mites,  gives conclusive proof of the superiority of the "sticking"  qualities of ROBINSON'S LICE POWDER.  B. Brynildsen & Co., agents for Bella Coola. B. C.  A. M. Lyon, agent for Port Hardy, B. C.  Patronize Home Industry  SSZTSS^iSSS^'������g"B'C-. j 40c - 50c - 60c  Per Pound.  ASK YOUR GROCER.  and Buy RAMS AYS'  Biscuits, Candy, Macaroni  New Orleans Molasses  Manilla Drips  Imperial Maple Syrup  Ramsay Bros. & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA  COOLA COURIER.  Subscription*   Payable in Advance.  CANA HA.  Onk Vkak  $'-^  Six Months   "���������'>  Thkkk Months  U-5U  UNITKD STATES.  Onk Ykar  $'-50  Unitkd Kingdom and the Continent.  ,%   , v,..1. ��������� sl.00  Onk \ I'.ak   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  1     I ^m^^t^ ���������'���������!���������'. n      H   w\K*> *tm.'f\\m  If  !   '������'  Hi  1 ffV  .^H  j   '["'if *  l&'Jft  i v . '��������� 5fTj  ' ." *.  ���������������  ���������V:1'  ������������������!#������  A  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday',  Decemhr 12, /o  :;^B;fe^Tt:v;  '   -PACKED' ���������:BVi'':'i  ,Wm; braid  a CD.  ���������V ' ���������' -TEA,' ���������- IMPORTERS ' .'  VANCOUVER,.   B.C.  of BRAID'S BEST  Tea now. Packed  in handsome 1, 3,  and 5 lb. tins.  Ogfilvie's  1     ��������� i  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  ���������KKKUMWlHlflCaiHaMWMHHH  : /  Better order a bag now  From  ^���������rijir ���������      ' '" Manufacturers o������ all  MOONEY BISCUIT ������^y���������  & CANDY; CO. Ltd.  1 VANCOUVER. B.C.^  MOONEY.'S SODAS and  PILOT BREAD   /   .  "THE   BEST YET"  Made in British Columbia  *    HUGHES BROS/  BIG LIQUOR STORE  Wines, Liquers and Cigars  WE   SHIP    EVERYWHERE  Send for free price list with" shipping  instructions  105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C.  fl*  \5\    \C (OE  HOE  303=3    \g\  R. B. JOHNSON LTD., Port Coquitlam, B. C.  Manufacturers  of  High-Grade  BOOTS  '.' and  SHOES  0  Specialists in  Boots for,  LOGGERS  MINERS  CRUISERS  PROSPECTORS  ROADMEN, ETC.  0  O      CZIOE^  ^]      Your Guarantee of Quality      fiT}      |< ff)!���������^      O  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  Highland Liquor Co. \  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous  Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland.  the National Policy. Tracing the  policy of protection in Canada  back to its origin it was clearly  shown that it was originated  merely as a political device and  not as a commercial necessity.  "The fact that it was a National  Policy should prevent people from  looking at it from any selfish  viewpoint," said the speaker,  and went on to' deal with the  subject in a^ manner which  showed him to be a close student  of political economy.,  T. C. Colwell,' B.' A., spoke  briefly but vigorously on the conditions brought about by the  lack of a proper land policy, and  strongly advocated' a system of  land settlement which would enable every honest toiler, whether  he had means or not, to occupy  sufficient, land to produce the  necessaries of life. Speaking as  one who was affiliated with no  particular party, Mr. Colwell denounced the system of government patronage and machine  tactics and appealed to the people  to assert their rights in demanding the abolition of the pernicious  system responsible for the present deplorable condition throughout the province. Breaking off  rather abruptly in his discourse,  the speaker offered the remainder of his allotted time to anyone  who .felt prepared to propound  an argument in favor of existing  conditions, but again there was  no response. #  Before closing the meeting the  chairman again invited public  discussion, calling especially on  the president of the Hagensborg  Conservative Association, which  gentleman arising in his seat  stated he had nothing to say,  except that he had not noticed  that his taxes had been increased  to any perceptible degree and  commended the McBride government forthe abolition of the Poll  Tax. Replying, Mr. Harris  pointed out that, while the poll  tax affected every one alike,  Japs, Chinamen, and Hindoos,  who filled our canneries, logging-  camps, and saw mills, npw, got  off scot free,' while the pioneer  was compelled to pay their share  in. gun licenses, trappers',  guides', and packers' licenses,  which was placing an extra burden on the actual settler for the  benefit of the Oriental.  After a short speech by the  chairman p the meeting closed  with the National Anthem.  QUfitrrh Ntftta*    \  ������,    Sunday School     -    10j45 a.m.      4  $     Church Service    -   7:30 p.  6  6  <?  C  All Are Welcome.  Rev. T. C. Colwell, B. A., Potior  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������BANGE   HI.  Take Notice that William J. Williams, of Snohomish, Wash., occupation  farmer, intends to apply for permission  to lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted half-  mile south-easterly from the head of ,a  small inlet extendingsouth from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains, to point ~of commencement containing 640 acres, more or less.  WILLIAM J. WILLIAMS.  Dated, November 10; 1914.'.,  MARK SMABY. Asrent.  Vancouver land district  DISTRICT   OP J30AST���������BANOE   HI.  Take' Notice that Helge Smeby, of  Gig Harbor, Wash., occupation farmer,  intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted 1 1-2  miles south-westerly from the head of a  small inlet extending south from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence south 80 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.  HELGE SMEBY.  Dated, November 10, 1914.  MARK SMABY, Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  ��������� DISTBICT   OP   COAST���������BANOE   HI.  Take Notice that Martin Smeby, of  Gig Harbor, Wash., occupation farmer,  intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted 1 1-2  miles south-westerly from the head of a  small inlet extending south from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing.640 acres, more or less.  MARTIN SMEBY.  Dated;' November 10, 1914.  ��������� . MARK SMABY, Attent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OP   COAST���������BANOE   XIX.  Take Notice that Mark Smaby,  of Ocean Falls, B. C, occupation timber cruiser, intends to apply for permission to lease the following described land: .  Commencing at a post planted half-  mile south-westerly.from the head of a  smallinletextendingsouthfrom Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence north 80 chains, thence east 80  chains, thence'south.80 chains, thence  west'80 chains ,to point of commencement, containing'640 acres, more or lesa  MAKKSMABY.  Dated, November 10,  ���������1914  Nov. 14-J an. 9  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OP   COAST���������BANOE , HZ.  Take Notice'that Phillip Williams,  of Ocean Falls, B. C, occupation farmer, intends to apply for permission to  lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted half-  mile south-westerly from the head of a  small inlet extending south from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence north 80 chains, thence west SO  chains, thence south 80 chains, thence  east SO chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.  PHILLIP WILLIAMS.  Dated, November 10, 1914.v  MARK SMABY. A(tent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  PROMPT ATTENTION TO.ORDERS OUR MOTTO  WE   SHIP    PROMPTLY   758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C  | |  DISTBICT OP COAST���������BANOE III.  Take notice that Richard Loden, of  Mineral, Wash., occupation farmer,  intends to apply for permission to  lease the followingdeseribed land:  Commencing at a post planted 1 1-2  miles south-easterly from the head of a  smallinletextendingsouth from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.  RICHARD LODEN.  Dated, November 10, 1914.v  MARK SMABY. Afirent,  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OP   COAST���������BANOE   IH.  Take Notice that Emma C^ Smaby,  of Ocean Falls. B. C, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to lease the following described  land: .   "  Commencing at a post planted half-  mile south-westerly from the head of a  smallinletextendingsouth from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640, acres, more or less.  EMMA C. SMABY.  Dated, November 10, 1914.        .  MARK SMABY, Ascent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OP   COAST���������BANOE   IH.  Take Notice that Frank W. Samuel-  son, of Cromwell, Wash., occupation  farmer, intends to apply for permission  to lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted 2 1-2  miles south-westerly from the head of a  smallinletextendingsouth from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence south 80 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing G40 acres, more or less.  FRANK W.  SAMUELSON.  Dated, November 10, 1914.  MARK SMABY, Agent.  DISTBICT   OP   COAST���������BANOE   HI.  Take Notice that Mary A. Williams,  of Ocean Falls, B. C, occupation married woman, intends-to apply for permission to lease the following described  land:  Commencing at a post planted half-  mile south-westerly from the head of a  smallinletextendingsouth from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence south 80 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains, to point of commencement, containing G40 acres, more or less,  MARY A. WILLIAMS.  Dated, November 10, 1914.  MARK SMABY, AKent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OP   COAST���������BANOE   III.  Take Notice that Charles J. Sexton,  of Seattle, Wash., occupation farmer,  intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted half-  mile south-easterly from the head of a  smallinletextendingsouth from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence north 80 chains, thence east 80  chains, thence south 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, moreorle.s.s.  CHARLES J. SEXTON.  Dated, November 10, 1914.  MARK SMABY. A������ent.  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 1895.  sen  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, Prospectors, 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  -  Stai  ins  Crockery and Glassware of all kinds  Patent Medicines of all descriptions  Best brands of Flour.     Feed and Grain of all ������orls  kept on hand.    Prompt service  Best Goods-Lowest Prices���������Largest Stock  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C.  -.T"'*!***'  w  m  iTtf  m  ���������������M'.'  ,_ 'i.  pi ������zap<.


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