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 IF you WANT GOOD SPORT  VisiT BELLA COOLA. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND  FISHING.  WEATHER REPORT FOR NOVEMBER.  Compiled  by  Mr. C. H.  Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 39.    Minimum, 25.  Highest Max. (3rd) 48.   Lowest Min. (12th) 17  Rainfall, 3.41 inches.     Snow, 4 inches.  IVOL 4-NO. 10  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18,  1915.  $1.00 a Year  Allied Forces Retire  Into Greek Territory  |f Bulgarians Lose 5000 Killed and  15,000 Wounded  Paris, Dec. 16. ��������� Bulgarians  h enter Greek territory in the Stru-  P- ma region. The Greek govern-  I' ment has ordered the Fifth Army  l|Corps to leave Saloniki. The  ^Bulgarians have lost 5000 killed  land 15,000 wounded in the last  pTfew days.  ]t The Greek election takes place  PnextSunday. King Constantine  pis down with the influenza, He  13 has been ordered to take a com-  | plete rest.  |l- Allies retire into Greece with  Comparatively small losses.   Am-  I munition and all other supplies  Ifsaved.  '*   Saloniki ;harbor   is   crowded.  I^Hage transports  loaded to  the  It gunwales are constantly arriving  If with troops,  freighters are disembarking munitions and stores;  hospitals being erected and hos-  jjpital ships fitted up supplementing the accommodation  for the  l| wounded.  's The transferring of Greek  htroops from the neighborhood of  |l Saloniki is now begun extensive-  ;iy.  Germans to Attempt  Capture of Nieuporf  Amsterdam, Dec. 10. -- The  Germans are busily preparing &  vigorous offensive for the capture  of Nieuport. The allied fleet con  stantly frustrate Ihe plans of the  enemy by the systematic destruction of the German defenses.  Prussian Losses in the War  Rotterdam, Dec. 10.��������� It is officially reported that Prussia  alone has lost, up till December  1st, 1,244,248 men in the war.  S. S. Camosun came into our  port 10 o'clock Saturday nighton  her northbound trip  as far be  hind  ->out  The officers and teachers ofx the  Mackenzie Sunday School he'ld a  meeting at the home of Mr. and  Miss Edna Widsten is under  orders to say in bed for a period  of three weeks, undergoing ������  treatment for some heart trouble.  time as when she went] Mrs. Morrison on Tuesday last  As the Christmas time is j formulating plans for a Christ-  Irawing near the shipment of j mas entertainment. It was de-  :������iods become heavier and as a j cided to have a Christmas tree  consequence the amount of j and entertainment at the Hotel  freight unloaded at the wharf j Hall, on Tuesday evening thc-  .vas unusually large. Among j 28th in'st.  passengers  Meeting of the Reichstag  London, Dec. 16.���������A stormy  sitting of the Reichstag is reported. The trouble arose over  the government's refusal to answer questions of Dr. Liebknecht  the Socialist deputy.  the passengers arriving were:  Mrs. Wm. Davidson, Misses Mar-  jorie and Dorothy Clayton, and  Messrs. Cecil Lancaster and C.  Ellison-James.  The S. S. Venture will take the  place of the Camosun the next  trip north and bring the arrival  of the mail back to schedule time.  The first windmill ever seen  in Bella Coola is now in the course  of construction at the Bella Coola  Hotel, under the able foreman-  ship of A. Natzill and B. D. Ten-  ton. Its function will be to supply the hotel with water.  Bulgars Lose Heavily  Paris, Dec. 16.���������The Bulgarian  efforts to cut our lines failed with  [(heavy losses.  The Bulgarians seem to have  no desire to come to close quarters since the fightingon Monday.  Zeppelins Destroyed  Copenhagen, Dec. 16.���������An of-  I: ficial special despatch reports the  destruction of one super-Zeppelin  and forty members of the crew  killed and wounded.  Three Zeppelins were destroyed by accident in Germany during November. .   *  i  A Fearful Explosion  Havre, France, Dec. 16.���������The  effects of the explosion of a munition factory on Saturday were  appalling. Town and villages in  a fifty miles radius were badly  shaken and a chasm 140 feet deep  was made as the first explosion  occurred.  Result of Lord Derby's  Recruiting Plan  London, Dec. 16���������Between two  jna two and a half million men  wveenlisted under Lord Derby's  fruiting plan.  WW Blizzard in 21 Years  New York, Dec. 15.���������New  York and neighboring States  Ve been swept by the worst  bl'zzard since 1894. A despatch  from Poughkeepie reports three  men dead, two missing, hundreds  of Passengers imprisoned on 25  ^'ns, factory roofs crushed by  &n������w, dozens of conservatories  oken down, and numbers of  pe������Ple badly wounded and frozen.  Bella Bella Jottings.  We are indebted to Mr. B. C.  Cassidy of Lady Island, for the  following items from Bella Bella  and vicinity.  Mr. F. McCrae, timber inspector, after receiving orders from  the government to tie-up thi  launch at Bella Bella has left foi  Vancouver with the intention of  enlisting.  J. A. Pauline's wharf at the  old town suddenly collapsed last  week. However, no one was  hurt, and Mr. Pauline now has a  float in place of the wharf.  Dr. W. J. Quinlan is staying at  Mr. Pauline's place for a few-  days. He intends going to Bella  Coola on Sunday.  The gasoline launch Chintz of  the Gosse-Maillard Packing Co.  on her way up from Vancouver  started engine trouble at the entrance of Queen Charlotte Sound  and was blown ashore, becoming  a total wreck in less than twenty  minutes. The crew after a very  trying time were rescued by the  S. S. Chelohsin and landed at  Shushartie Bay. The crew say  next time they attempt the Sound  it must be on a fine day.  Martin Pearson, a logger from  Namu. has sold his gasoline boat  to Geo. Seely. Martin finds that  he needs a fi I'ty-foot boat and has  gone to Vancouver to buy one.  Misses Marjorie and Dorothy  Clayton returned from attending  school at Victoria during the  autumn. Miss Dorothy will return to school after the Christmas holidays, while Miss Marjorie will remain at home.  Mrs. Wm. Davidson and two  children, of Vancouver, came in  to pay a visit to Mrs. Davidson's  parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. K.  Oveson of Hagensborg.  Hi  Be  The Indians at  m  very   busy    preparing  Christmas iVstivities.  is at practice every day getting  ready for a concert.  a are  for the  he band  Cecil Lancaster and C. Ellison-  James, arrivals on the northbound steamer, are here for the  purpose of finding suitable parcels of land on which to make  their homes. It is to be hoped  they will be successful in their  search, and if that should prove  to be the case they say that several more families will follow.  Mr. Lancaster was formerly a  master p'rinter in England, and  also a local preacher of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He comes  here from Montana where his  family still remains.  Mr. Ellison-James is an Australian, and has decided* to join his  fortune with his friend and fellow traveller. __  S. S. Coquitlam ran in on Wednesday of last week with the  machinery, engine and boiler for  the new sawmill now being erected near the townsite. She also  brought, a large shipmerrt of  stumping powder and gasoline.  Although the Coquitlam is not of  the fastest of steamers, still she  proved to be the carrier of the  mail on this occasion, to the satisfaction of our population always  hungering for news.  B. C. Cassidy and Stanley  Shorts, of Lady Island, Miilbank  Sound, came in this week or. Mr.  Cassidy's launch Rambler.  .  It seems that Capt. Stephenson, Chas. Taylor, Fred Hendricks, H. Gustafson, H. Burt and  Orville Robinson, of Bella Coola,  made a descent on Mr.-Cassidy's  placa about a month ago under  the pretext oi looking for land.  To keep up appearances they  nearly all did pre-empt land on  Price Island, and built a cabin.  But soon Mr. Cassidy tired of  their company and offered them  that if they Would go away he  would take them home in his  gasoline launch, when instead of  working at the oars in their own  open boat they could take their  ease in a snug cabin and tell  stories about the many gc ese they  did not shoot They accepted of  his offer and are now safely at  home in Bella Coola. It is not  likely that Mr. Cassidy will low  them out next time they go to  Price Island.  Mr. Cassidy and Stanley Shorts  left here last Wednesday, taking  with them a supply of Bella Coola  potatoes.        ���������  On Tuesday evening last at the  Colony Hall the ladies of the  Hagensborg Lutheran Church  held their third sale of the season.  It proved as successful as its predecessors as it netted about $130.  W. E. Gallienne and P. Gadsden were the .lowest bidders for  the contract of cutting and delivering logs for the new sawmill.   We learn on the authority of  Rev. H. Sageng that the Sunday  School at Hagensborg will hold  its Christmas entertainment at  the church on the evening of the  27th.,     ���������._   We would like to remind our  Bella Coola readers of the concert given for the benefit of the  hospital at the Hotel Hall this  evening. Everything is free,  but a collection will be made for  the hospital, and an opportunity  afforded to give according to  means and inclination.  For Your Xmas  wants come to  The Store  th at stocks only  the very best  Plans are being made to give  those of the people of Bella Coola  who are in favor of prohibition a  chance to identify themselves  with the People's Prohibition  Movement. It is likely a public  meeting for that purpose will be  called after Christmas in order  that the forces opposed to the  liquor traffic may be organized.  by  The Thos. Crosby called in at  New Bella Bella last Sunday on  her way south.  T. Hanson, fishery overseer of premi  Port Essington. called here after  a successful   hunt  for mountain  goats in Cascade Inlet.    Now he  is out hunting ducks with James  Boyd.  All our local sportsmen are  getting ready for the annual  goose hunt Geese appear vers  plentiful and the beys a.v determined to have sonu- tor their  Christmas dinner.  Rumors are afloat that the government is about to condemn the  bridge across the Bella Coola  ,-iver. two miles above the town.  It has never received any coating  aint for the protection of the  ' and now this shortsightedness on tbe'part of superintendents of roads is being rewarded  the obvious consequence of  ature decay.  ot p  woof.  Mr. Cecil Lancaster will conduct the usual evening service at  the Mackenzie school tomorrow.  Hand Loggers  WANTEDGOODSPRUCELOGS  Km- particulars apply to---  C. A. Kali,man & Co.  614 21st Ave. East  Vancouver, B. C.  H. D. Brown has a crew of  men at work making a road from  a point on the main road just below T. Draney's house to T. H.  Thorsen and A. F. Gothard's  ranches situated about one half  mile to the south.  In connection with this public  work, it may be of interest to  note that orders have been received from the government that  only married men be employed  on public works.  Some of our enterprising and  patriotic single men are contemplating submitting a proposal  to the powers that be fo the effect that the work of replanking  the approach to the wharf be  given to men who are willing to  devote the amount of wages received in excess of two dollars  per day to the Red Cross or Patriotic Fund. It is surmised by  the ones conversant with public  affairs that such a proposition  will not be entertained.  We regret to learn that Mrs.  P. A. Peterson is now at the  hospital suffering from a rather  severe illness.  A letter has been received  from Randolph Saugstad, who  left here a few weeks ago to join  the fighting forces of the Empire.  He is at present in Vancouver  and has joined the 72nd Seaforth  Highlanders. He will not remain  long with them, however, as Col.  Warden, commander of the Co-  mox-Atlin regiment has discovered him with his eagle eye, and  is determined that this stalwart  son of Bella Coola must fight  under him. Colonel Warden, together with Major Leach, took a  look at him the other day and  decided to have him transferred,  consequently-he will leave for  his new regiment at Comox at an  early date.  Fridthjof Peterson, who has  been an invalid for years and for  a long time been using crutches,  seems to be in a fair way of recovering his health. He has  travelled the distance of five  miles from his home to the town-  site on business lately, a fact  which his friends will be very  glad to learn.   T. R. Astleford, after spending a couple of weeks at the  townsite working at the new mill,  returned to his home at Firvale  on Monday. He will return  shortly.   At the Mission Church on'  Christmas Eve (the 24th) there  will be a Christmas service with  an excellent program; the singing especially will be very good  as it is admitted that our Indians are the best trained singers  among the natives on the coast.  Apples, Oranges,  Bananas  Candy of all kind  MALAGASandALMIRE  GRAPES  Fancy Table Raisins  BUTTER, CHEESE  EGGS  STOCK FISH  A large assortment  of Fancy Goods,  Doll and Toys  of all kinds suitable  for  Christmas Presents  Phone in your orders  SHOP EARLY  "?v-r*c> ^r������r> <*������-^ <%���������  (ttlwrrh Jfortir*  Sunday School  Church Service  -    10:45 a. m.  -   7:30 p.m.  Prea-.-lier for Sunday, Mr. C.  Lancaster.  Rco.  T. C. Colmell. B. A.. Pmtor  ��������� &>-<J><-������_>~-  I  4  AS THE COURIER  will not be published the last wetk  in this year we take this opportunity of advising those of its readers  who are not among our customers  to start the New Year right by  dealing strictly at  THE STORE  That Gives Value for  Your Money  '. Brynildsen  Co.  ^_������0^_��������������� fa  I  BELLA C66LA COURIER  Saturday,./December /������������, ./������,  The Courier  Published Wekkuy at Bella Coola by  thb bsllajcoola publishing co. ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:   ,-  > Canada  1 Y������ar ^ $i.00  6 Months    ,    0.75  3 Months    0.50  United States  1 Year.... j. ;.$1.50  "United Kingdom  1 Year. ..������....:. .,.\; S1.00  -. j   ',Subscriptions "payable- in advance.   <  Subscribers not receiving- their copy  regularly please notify the management  at once. " Changes in" address should be  sent in as soon as possible.  men who, in their desire to serve  their country, are willing to suffer losses in money, prestige and  reputation. It is a very, hard  task to perform and may be misunderstood'everffor a long time;  but there is in store for them at  some period a reward ,which will  amply compensate them for any  temporary losses sustained. We  believe the London Times will  soon resume its leadership of the  newspaperslpf the world.  .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 {riven to the editor.  The Editor'reserves the ritfht to refuse publication of any letter. AH manuscript at writer's  risk.    -      '   '      ,    ���������  *'-' Time Is Up.  In our issue of October 30th  last we/published an ,open, letter  directed to Wm. Manson; M".F\P<  Vancouver Office - - 317-323 Cambie St  '&aluH jrojmli suprc ma Hit lex"  SATURDAY,  DEC. 18, 1915.  \YfE3beg to remind "our readers, that the. Courier 'having completed'its third year,  the; subscriptions   of .all our  early subscribers are now due  for renewal.        '   .  -  ������ The.-management wishes to-  than k_-_ our numerous readers  .for, their support during the  past and trusts to a continuance of :the same in^the.f uturei  The subscription'rate remains at $1  per year,'payable strictly in advance.  Reputation Being Restored.  x ,      Our  readers   may   not  have  , .noticed that in the discussion of  national-affairs the"* Courier has  never .referred ;,tor Lord .North-  "- . clinV's criticism of the. govern-  . /  man t and the conduct of the war.  / We have been aware of the.al-  -'   hiost unanimous condemnation of  ��������� his conduct in this critical period  of the nation's life;  but have  ���������  never been fully convinced that  he was as black as depicted.  This frame of mind on our  part was" strengthened considerably by reading in the Ottawa  Free Press the following special  cable from its correspondent in  London, *Mr. F. A. McKenzie:  "Referring to the   headlines  and introduction to my cable in  The Ottawa Free Press of November 8th,  greatly   regret my  message, apparently unintentionally, was' held to convey an attack upon  Lord ��������� Northcliffe.   1  I believe Lord Northcliffe's campaign here has been actuated by  the highest patriotism, and has  been on the whole exceedingly  beneficial in promoting the more  efficient  conduct   of  the  war.  Oar greatest dangers here have  been over-confidence, nepotism,  and a desire to smooth things  over. Lord Northcliffe has fought,  ���������'these dangers arid,.as a result,  his been" the subject here of a  .campaign of malignant slanders,  unequalled in the history of British journalism.    The stories of  conspiracies and attacks, often  without a vestige of foundation,  are promoted by disturbed special interests and envious competitors.   The real facts of his position  are now  being more and  more   widely   recognized   here.  His brother has not been connected with the London Globe  (the paper closed up By~ the authorities) for some time past."  It is with sincere pleasure we  earn that these times bring forth  , fIn this letter w'e asked him, as  odr representative, to ''give a  detailed account of the expenditures for public.works" in Bella  Coola in the past ;year, and we  requested that he give an. answer before December 16th.  With, this issue of- the paper,-  ttie ample time given-him for an  opportunity, to give, an .account  of his stewardship is passed and  we arrive at the-conclusion\that  he will not do so. -  ,l It is-but fair, "to state,  that  knowing something oi the char-  acter of our representative,- we  never entertained any high hopes  of his. complying, with  our. request.    He well  knows  that a  detailed account of these expen-  ditureswould reveal a profligacy  and   extravagance ^ that   would  disgust even his strong supporters;-therefore, he has  decided  that, even if there are suspicions  abroad,  that things are riot as  they ought to be, it is better to  leave the people in doubtthan to"  have their suspicions verified.  .   Ourpurposein.proppundingthe  questions referred to, was  not  prompted altogether by a desire  of placing our "representative in  a dilemma, but-more-for the purpose of pointing out a way by  which public expenditure could  be Better scrutinized.      Under  present political systems prevalent, not only in British Columbia, but in a great many states  and provinces, it is very hard to  keep adequate, surveillance over  the work of "the many .officials  engaged'in carrying out the work  of the government.   But under  the lax system, utter indifference  and probable connivance of our  government it is almost impossible to fine! officials that will be  scrupulous in their expenditure  of the public money entrusted to  their care.     And  it is for the  purpose of finding a remedy for  this evil that we asked for an  accounting of the work in our  community done under our immediate notice,-in order that errors and extravagances might be  pointed "out and, as, we believe,  would'result^in considerable improvement'in the future.  ���������- Reform. in   the' direction   of  economy in public expenditures  will be-found ry^ry hard to inaugurate if each community is  to be kept in-the"dark, or nearly*  so, of what is done in its midst.  , "in -a   country "ruled  jby   the  people it is imperative that they  be given this opportunity.    It  will have the effect of putting  the publicservants on their best  behavior,, because   they know  that their every act is- watched  and it will be'hard to keep'dubious  transactions hidden. ".    -. u  " s.If.-Mr. Manson is the honest  man he is said to be, he will be  willing; to   assist ~in - bringing  about economy in/public.affairs  .by giving publicity to the expenditures in each community.   Let  the war bring about strict economy in both private and public  matters, and the-discipline the  land-is experiencing "will  bring  about blessings,, althoughVthey  may be in disguise.; /*��������� \    y   *  ; United~ States Becoming  . :..���������      .Unpopular. ~"  Itlis.a maxim "that_eve"ry person is supposed to know his own  business. Outsiders may stand  round and criticize because they  are-unable to see the reason or  wisdom of some of their neighr  bors acts or positions taken. In  like manner we mayfor instance  criticize the attitude assumed by  the United" States towards Ger-  many- *���������"-'"  We are unable to see how a  self-respecting nation'will tolerate the^ indignities heaped upon  her-by Germany; in the coldblooded murder of her citizens  and the trampling under feet of  international laws and usages.  And that citizens of countries  fighting against the military  monster of the world are not the  only ones who thus criticize the  United States may be assumed  from the fact that Joseph Choate,  one of that country's greatest  lawyers and former ambassador  to Great Britain, in a recent  speech at New York said that  "the United States was the most  hated country in the world."  We clip the following from the  Ottawa Free Press:  "Anger being unavailing, the  thinking section of the American  people have now only disgust and  shame for the lack of action by  their government in connection  with the indignities heaped upon the United .States by Germany. A few extracts from letters appearing in the New York  Evening .Post :show the feeling  of the American People.  De- Witt D.  Barlow protests  against the. Post's forecasts of  action   by   Washington,   "Why  may we not.abandon such intellectual' hypocrisy?" ��������� he  asks.  "Why alLthis patter about a ship  load of people murdered by the  Teutons? You know, and I know,  and the. world Jcnows, that nothing will be done about it, whatever the attendant circumstances.  That is-our policy.    That is our  new nationalism, if you.will. We  are too proud to fight.   By our  acts we have announced to.the  wrorId that .we are a people of new  ideals.       :.  "We have announced to the  world that there is no principle  of faith or honor for, which we  will fight, nor.is there anypeople  in this broad world whom we will  help, should- helping imperil our  ease."   He says: "We care nothing for honor,   who know  not  sympathy,' surely   we   do   not  count so poor a thing as dignity."  "Is this irony?" asks Rev. J.  Archibald" MacCallum, referring  to the Post's assumption that the  American government will act.  "Since when   has our government   maintained   its   rights  against Germany? . . . . Surely  it must beapparent to those who,  unlike the,Evening Post, have  their feet upon the ground, that,  <  Mackiy Smith, Blair & Co Ltd  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  Wholesale  DRY GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  OF "PRIDE OF THE  WEST" BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  "MADE    IN    B. C.f  Prompt Attention Given Letter Order*  Send for Catalogue  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 stock is the largest and best assorted  stock on the Coast, in some cases ihe best west of Toronto  STAPLES,  SMALLWARES  RIBBONS  Ready-to-Wear  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  House Furnishincs  CARPETS  LINENS  DRESS COODS  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED THE DAY RECEIVED  if we pursue a policy of equal  vigor.against Great Britain, we  shall enjoy the luxurious emotion  of another paper victory, but  shall merit only the contempt of  those who are dying, for- us in  their fight for civilization."  When Americans .themselves  feel their.position so keenly it is  hot necessary to make any further comment..  The Vision Has Faded.  The situation among the.middle  and lower classes in Germany are  from all reports really deplorable.  The winter is coming on and in  the face of that,-there is a scarcity of many vof * the" necessary  articles .of-food, wjth very high  prices.    And Germany, in common   with   the   other   warring  nations, has its daily~~sorrow of  fathers, sons and brothers stricken in battle.   The m isery caused  by this war is so great it is impossible for us, being so far removed from its horrid scenes, to  fully realize it.  The glory of war  with its victories is not able to  wake up for the misery which  follows in its wake.  ���������.The Voerwarts, a great Social-  istic newspaper published in Ber-j  lin and several times suppressed  for its outspokenness has this tc  say in one of its recent numbers:  "Wherever we plunge beneath!  the- flag-waving and band-celebrating triumph  of  arms  this!  note of misery is apparent, the]  misery of war.    The short, successful war, the spoils of victory,  the wealth of Belgium, huge indemnities, annexation of colonies  trade which would make every-;  one prosperous   and . contented?  and   bring back   the armies inj  .triumph and splendor that wast  the  reward   promised  and  the  i  dream dreamed. Today the reality is growing farther from that  intoxicating vision; in the sight  of enormous and increasing !os-l  ses in the field, starving women]  at home fighting for food fori  their children, the miseries off  another winter in sight, with in-j  creasing privation, and no alter-]  native but ruin, whether victorious or defeated at the end."  Good humor and generosity  carry the day with the popular  heart all the world over.  301  "POLARINE"  The Best Known and Popular Lubricant for  Motor Boats  Its use assures freedom from Carbon deposit  ��������� on valves, spark plugs, or In cylinders  IMPERIAL OIL'CO. LTD., VANCOUVER, B.C.  4  ���������E  nor.  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY,"  <H  UNION STEAMSHIP GO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  Vancouver, Bella Coola and Prince Rupert  S. S. "CAMOSUN"  Leaves Bella Coola for Prince Rupert at 6 p. m. Thursday Sept. 30; Oct. 14, 28; Nov. 11, 25; Dec. 9, 23.  Leaves Bella Coola for Vancouver at 10 p. m. Friday  Oct. 8, 22; Nov. 5, 19; Dec. 3, 17, 31.  S. S. .Coquitlam'.' or S. S. "Capilano" sailing  from Vancouver every week, carrying Gasoline and  Explosives, will call at Bella Coola by arrangement.  it��������� For/-rates of Freight^ Fares and other information, apply to  ? 9STiCB������ Carhall St.,  Vancouver; or Geo. McGkkook,  agent,  1003 Government St., Victoria.  i  Q  o  0  ..v... *������.,���������>��������� '8- t^Wm^hy^^ l$> ,m  ���������  of the Farmers'  Tbstitute, Attention!  p.The local Farmers' Institute is  I ���������r_ani-ation on which  to a  BELLA COOLA COURIER  tew have  gtUr"1-  L extent depends the rapid  '** ,pl���������enl of the Bella Coola  It must be clear to all  any experience in con-  under which the settle-  feBt is placed, that there must  United eftorts on the part of  fepeoplei" order to obtain re-  ftilts from their lands in propor-  L" to their needs and possibili-  |T  And with the organization  facilities at the disposal of  '('Farmers' institute it should  ^possible to so organize our  leans, our energies, our strength  {the prosperity ,of the comity will develop   at  a   far  (ore rapid rate in  the  future  jn the past.  fjn ^e first place allow no repe-  $on of extraneous, disastrous  pension todisturb.the harmony  necessary   for  co-operation.  icuss business,- not doubtful  fusements.  ���������tike a survey of the different  Problems confronting   us,   and  fppointcommittees to investigate  jkstudy them, with the object  preaching practical  solutions,  Jjilh instructions to report at an  I!;,  The great object for which -.n^u , . ~  efforts should L, '        ** makm-tenative efforts  eftorts should be concentrated ]S | along the same lines.    Mr H O  larger production. I FrurV,...     , , mi.n.u.  ���������*.   ���������     ..     , j ^nffii.-n who was here durin" our  In .order  to attain this more fail exhibition, ho.ds the poslZ  -d must be cleared.     Have a of soil and crop instruct  committee on land clearing ap- is somewhat similar  to that of  pointed   wh.ch  shall   devise  an; farm demonstrator.     A system  economical   and   rapid   way   of! on such lines sh  clearing land.  A committee on co-operation  should find a large field for investigation and many problems  for solution. Co-operation in  dairying is a pressing problem.  The bull should be placed at  more convenient points for service.  The process of making first-  class marketable butter needs to  be looked into.  The raising and marketing of  the most profitable kinds of produce should be studied.  The buying in large quantities  of powder, lime, etc., would save  time, trouble and money.  Last spring the Courier contained several articles on a system lately introduced in the  United States of the employment  of farm demonstrators.  It has proven of the greatest  value to the farmers wherever  established, and there are indications that  the  Dominion and  Itrlysession of the organization.! Provincial governments of'Can-  A few lines wc specially  recommend  Duerrs���������  Jams and Jellies  Huntley & Palmers  ���������Biscuits  Griff en & Skelleys  famous gold and  silverbar���������  . Canned and dried  fruits  LEESON, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  ould be adopted  here.    The assistant horticulturist who calls here quite often  may find time on such occasions  to give both public and private  advice and instruction on present  problems. He, no doubt, observes  a great many things in this settlement which from his vantage of  experience  he   knows could  be  changed to the advantage of both  the   individual   settler and  the  community asa whole.   The Farmers' Institute should invite his  advice and aid in everything appertaining to the welfare of the  farmer.  This point is of equal importance to some of the others we  have called attention to.  There is conducted in our midst  for the instruction of our farmers demonstration plots. They  can be made of vastly more usefulness if the boys and girls of  the valley could spend a season  in some such place in the settlement where they, from a competent instructor, could receive  practical lessons in many branches of actual farming. This is  practised in other places and can  be done^here.  In conclusion, permit us to advise that the Farmers' Institute  hold frequent meetings for the  discussion of these and similar  problems in order to become  familiar with them. Solutions  may be then found and benefits  to the whole settlement result.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  QOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the iroKOH Ierbitoky, the North-west Terki-  u^iE3 a/'d ln a ""'on of the Province of  URnisii Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of SSI an  acre. Not more than 2,56u aerea will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant m person to the Affent or Sub-Ai?ent  ol the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or lepra! subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  hrmselt.  .Each application must be accompanied by a  lee of $5 which will be refunded if the riifhts  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royally shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  a |,trson operating the mine shall furnish  the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns snould be  furnished at least once a year.  j'he lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the leasee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  ' at the rate of $10.UO an acre.  tor full information application should" be  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior. Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B.~ Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30CS0.  BUSINESS CARDS  Geoffrey K. Burnett   D. J. McGugan  C.E., H.C.L.S., B.A.S.C., B.C.L.S.,  ASS. M.CAN.SOC. C.E.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  (Late Hill & Burnett)  CIVIL ENGINEERS and  B.C. LAND  SURVEYORS  Grand View Hotel, Bella Coola, B. C.  City address���������New Westminster, B.C.  P. 0. Box 886. Telephone 232.  o  HOE  Fur Sales Agency  Wholesale -Grocers  Vancouver, B. C.  r  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  Ityflways Pleases  The Opinion of an Expert.  Germany's crops have failed.  Only two-thirds of a crop has been  harvested this year in that country, and there is where the pinch  comes.    Ordinarily Germany requires three  hundred  thousand  Poles to assist  in  the harvest.  The failure of this year has been  due to the shortage of labor and  to the unfavorable weather conditions.    This has struck at the  very basis of Germany's financial  strength. Germany is now forced  to  pay  cash   for food  in   such  neighboring countries as Switzerland and Denmark, and gradually her gold supply is being drained,  leaving a small  reserve on  which the strength of paper currency may be issued.    Asa result  Germany's food supply has been  cut in half.    Her soldiers must  be fed, and the people behind the  trenches are forced to do without  regular   rations.      Accordingly,  we are hearing of the bread riots  n Berlin, and the offers of peace  vvhiclr Germany   inspires   with  | such magnanimity.  This constitutes the most startling of a series of startling statements pertaining to the war,  by Mr. Clarence VV. Barron, editor of the "Wall Street Journal,"  on his visit to Toronto.  He visited Europe in November of last year for the express  purpose of acquainting himself  with the underlyingprinciplesof  the war, and the articles which  he is now writing have been em-  luu|itHl in the well-known book,  ���������'The Audacious War."  It is Mr. Barron's opinion that  (;(M-m:my ami Austria have reach-  t,(j th,. maximum in the strength  their forces in the trenches  I  i���������   the   utilization   of  their  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.  fol  30C  Dealers and Trappers  We pay highest price for  your furs and castorium,  also handle goods on  commission, advancing  2-3 of value, our charges  being 5 per cent, for  handling.  THE EDMONTON HIDE & FUR CO.  P. O. Box 863  EDMONTON, Alta.  157 McDougall Ave.  national resources.  "They are at the point now,"  he said, "where they have no  ���������reserves. On the other hand,  the Allies are just beginning to  approach their maximum  strength."  A GOOD EXAMPLE.  The Western Call is authority  for the statement that 98,000  girls in England have organized  and pledged themselves.to marry  soldiers returning from the war.  Only the brave deserve the  fair, therefore, fair readers, do  likewise.  / heJVlason C? ixisch Piano  of to-day will make plain our  prioilege to stale with authority:  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  1  1  i  (HI Let us attend  your Victor Record  ^J  mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  li  ^  i 1  \K7H.AT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \X7HAT person so independent?  \A7HAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of   the necessaries  of-life?  Bella  Coola  farmers are  independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  HTHE REASONS for this enviable condi-  ���������*��������� tion of affairs are obvious to anyone  who knows the Bella Coola Valley.  The land is .fertile and needs little or no  irrigation. The climate is mild and enjoyable; long warm summers with sufficient  rainfall and mild winters make for excellent crops.  Large and small fruits, 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.  DELLA COOLA and the surrounding  country possesses wonderful wealth  in timber, as yet almost entirely undeveloped, and perhaps at no other point  on the Northern Coast is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.  i���������i  B  Get*'MoreMoney" for your F.oxcs  Muskrat, White Weasel, Dcaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collected in your section  snip YOUR FUI1S DIRECT io "SIIUnERT" the largest  bouse in the World dealing exclusively In NORTH AMERICAN RAW FURS  a reliable���������responsible���������sate bur House with an unblemished rep^  utation existing for "more than a third of a century." a loni? successful record of sending Fur.Shippers pr6mpt.SATISFACTORY  AND PROFITABLE returns. Write for "tj"bt feftttbtrt feWpptr."  the only reliable, accurate market report and price list published.  Write for it-NOW-tt'������ FREE  AH   QUITRPRT   Inr    2527 WEST AUSTIN AVE.  . t>. SrlUDJLK 1 , inc. Dopt.C67 CHICAGO, U.S.A.  am  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One Year $1-00  Six Months   0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1-50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $1-00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  v BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find   for Bella Coola Courier for   . subscription  Name.  P. O.  Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed .. I  ���������i   I  *  u  ��������� t  * \  : t  I   I  ir 1.  ���������J  -���������j ���������  ���������f      ���������   .  J"      '  .f v-:  BELLA COOLA COURIER  ��������� Saturday, ftectmlct 18  m-.  ID H  nor.  0  s  iioscriDe  :or tee  Canadian Patriotic Fund  Its First Year's Record and   '���������  ,   ��������� Its Immediate Needs  ONE DOLLAR  FOR ONE YEAR    ,1  - The Cjburier is the only  newspaperpublished on  the mainland coasl between;' Vancouver and  Prince Rupert.  A distance of six hundred miles  ���������;// Will be to your interest to keeP vtizll informed regarding   the  happenings throughout  the Northern section of  this/province���������r j  M THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  ADVERTISERS-  Now is the time to keep  your rhame ' before the  public; No manufacturer or wholesalehouse can  afford; to let slip, the opportunity of increased  sales. that public advertising brings.,  J^EAL ESTATE booms in the,  cities'have come and gone.  People arje beginning to flock to  the country. The^ North-West  Coast of British Columbia offers  opportunities for all. Did not  know, is -no excuse. Investors  .should keep posted on developments by reading the "Courier  Seventy cents   per capita  of  population,   men,    women,  and  children, was Canada's contribution towards the support of soldiers' families during the  first  year of the war.    While this was  more than sufficient for the requirements of that period, itlalls  considerably short of'the contribution that will be required during the next 12 months.   -The  total estimated requirements for  that period will be $7,500,000 or  abput $L00; per .head of population. ��������� ''.__.  This amount should be easily  raised once the prime, importance  of;the Patriotic Fund'is realized.  Soldiers are essential to British  victory.    Soldiers are only obtainable  if decent provision   is  made for their families.     The  public,   through' "the   Patriotic  Fund, must make that provision.  The expenses of administration  ire interesting as showing what  can-be done by effective organization and business management.  The Fund   has ;not~ merely  to  spend its money:    Much of its  energy is devoted towards safe-  guardingitself against the greedy  land the unscrupulous..  But for  the thorough work ."of the Head  Office and Branches many.thous-  ands of dollars would have 'been  given to persons-not^entitled to  assistance.    To get through the  first year of its existence, therefore, on ^'combined expenditure  of .$70,000 is a feat to be proud of.  By far the greater part of this  amount was covered by the bank  interest .earned on deposits, so  .that the actual impairment of the  Fund only amounted'to 65 cents  for eyery $100.00 of expenditure.  ling, an old man in a; very precarious condition.'  At the time  of meeting he was standing near  some, water, with his clothes wet,  his food nearly gone, no fire, no  horse and nearly dead from exposure.    In the cold'and snow of  that high altitude he would soon  have been beyond the reach'of  human help.    By the efficient aid  of the rescuers he was soon put  in a comparatively comfortable  condition, and told the story of  his adventure.  * His name is Miles Mooney and  he is 67 years of age. He had  worked at William's Lake during  the summer and having heard of  th'e attractions of Bella Coola he,  when the work was,over, star.ted  olf for that place   with   three  horses.    Misfortune soon overtook him in the loss of one horse,  which an Indian , ran  off with:  Arriving atTudistan, he left another horse with Tom Engebret-  son to be "wintered."   He now  proceeded on foot, the remaining  horse carrying"his belongings  When [near the place where he  was found he halted'to-camp;  but during the night his horse  started on the back  track and  although he did his best he was  unable to find it.    Macfarlane  and Clayton had found the horse  at Anaham Lake, however, and  brought it with them.    At,the  present time Mr. Mooney is com  fortably located at Bella Coola.  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN I8(tf  \  ���������  *  To the Boys at the Front.      ���������  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Notions  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  CHRISTMAS, 1915.  ���������  M  2& 5. U C. GRANT.  Here's to you Boys! but neither glass nor liquor  Presents this toast of mine,        - . . -     .  But a bright fluid richer, warmer, thicker  Than cometh from the wine.    .  .When from the heart unto the seat of reason  Our throbbing life-blood goes, .  It bears to, you the-greetings of the. season,  .   " Love's message, as it flows.  Yours, in the sight-of God and every nation  For-us is freely shed;  Ours is but kept-in fervent circulation .  Bleeding within, instead.  ' "*  We say to you brave Comrades who, so dying,  Have entered Honor's-Roll���������  "You've done your-bit to keep the old flag flying,  ,  You���������are the Empire's soul.  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP. HEATING AND COOK STOVES  >>  ��������� Let us all' from now on work  vigorously together for the advancement of Bella Coola.  H  You are judged  by the  . stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.   We will do. it right.  * A STORY .OF HARDSHIP. *  When J. W. s Macfarlane" a'nd  Vincent Clayton were returning  from their cattle ranch at Anaham "Lake a short time ago they  found-at a place-near Precipice,  far away from any human dwel-  Between us we perceive a*secret portal  Open both" night and day;  Your sacrifice, to"us remains immortal,  The part that is not clay.       '  And you, dear brothers "who by Right annointed  Oppose the mailed fist;  Whose sacrilege forbids what God appointed  ' ���������The weaker to exist.  Your attitude has "overthrown forever  The jf ear that ruthless might,  Though clad in any armor whatsoever,  Can triumph over right.  DUILD  UP  YOUR'HOME  -  TOW2&_���������:Do .not talk���������sup-  '���������'- port home "^industries ��������� talk ��������� is  "cheap.    T;he best-way to show  that-you^are in ' earnest is to  practise it.  Support the "Courier" and you  ��������� are doing/something for yourself  ' and* yourcoramunity.  Plumbing  We buy from the Factory and  sell fo YOU direct. Largest  Plumbing Showroom West of  Toronto.  .       Lei us quote you. ���������  KVDD BROS., LIMITED  Vancouver, B. C.  ��������� .  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     ������    ������  I Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles  Kind .Christmas thoughts attend you, till''returning' A  Our hearts respond, and then��������� X  Into our souls Christ's message wilPbe burning, X  "Peace and goodwill to men." ' X  ^���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^���������^^^f  :  The Courier  a Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  , 'THE two principal reasons  ���������    why .you/'should   buy  Shamrock" Hams, Bacon,  Lard, etc., are:   .  FIRST���������  There is none, better.  SECOND���������  They, are the only  brands produced in  B. C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  BACON  HAMS  LARD  BUTTER   EGGS  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and Provisioned  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  AD]^RTjS^J_THE "COURIER?7  Sti'RNS:  Ogilvie's  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now    t  From  ALL GOOD GROCERS.  m  IT'S  CANADA'S  BEST FLOUR  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  - 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  m. itr    i .���������   Best Goods-Lowest Prices-Largest Stock  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C.  ion  USEES  . ���������*���������>>....������ Wwi--""

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