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Array 1     'A stt���������jw  w:' -J/  -v^J -"^i-^������   ^^^  >������ ''���������  ** ^  IlK^^lllllllUIIItl^OUIItUUIIIjYnuUIUUl^l^lUMillllin)  ?^g.7-.-jM"i  i ' r-T=STir    , f :~mrr-,-r*~    , irai���������:������.  ilF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  I^ISIT BELLA COOL A. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND  FISHING.  WEATHER REPORT FOR JANUARY,  Compiled   by  Mr. C. II.  Uraeth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature : Maximum, 36.    Minimum 26.  Rainfall, 1.63 inches.   Snow,  1.50 inches.  VOl|#���������NO.  18  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDA Y, FEBRUAR Y 13,  1915.  $1.00. a "Year  9  irmen s ouccess  Successful Air Raid  London, Feb. 11. ���������A despatch  to the Daily Telegraph from Rotterdam;1 reports a successful air  ;raid!!by the Allies over Dussel-  *������i*  ,5-jJlir-  'dorf-^fAccording to the corres-  ���������Vqndeht, the Germans anticipating!? such  a raid, recently con-  . 'Vtructed secret store houses some  ' "distance away from the arsenal.  ThJraTders succeeded in locating  -these ifew stores and destroyed  Jthem'by the dropping of bombs  "- whi'cfcfset them on fire.  "-���������t*m* - - '    '      ���������' '    ���������    '   ���������'  ^British Casualties  Since War Began  J*  Vtfondon, Feb. 11.���������Premier As-  . quitri, speaking in the House of  ^Commons, said that British casu-  ; ties'un all ranks in the western  arena of the war from the beginning of the war to February  *4,w>amounted   to  approximately  ' 104; 000  men.    This i n c 1 u d e s  ��������� wounded and missing.  iWWu  ifoncls Shipped Back  Geneva, via Paris, Feb. 11.---  A second consignment of bonds,  stocks and scrip sent here from  Paris for safe keeping soon after  the, Germans invaded France,  have, been shipped back to the  French capital in a strongly  guarded car. The value of the  shipment was estimated at between $500,000,000 and $600,000, -  -boo.  Enemys's Attack  Repulsed by Bayonet  Paris, Feb. 11.���������Official���������During the nights of February 9 and  10 the Allies blew up three series  of mines at La Basselle and succeeded in occupying the excavations made.- The enemy delivered  a vigorous counter-attack which  was/epulsed with the bayonet.  In Argonne there has been artillery firing and bomb throwing  on all sides, particularly in the  region of Bolante and Bagatelle.  According to the latest advices  it is reported that the Germans  have delivered a very violent but  fruitless attack on the fortifications of Marie Therese.  In Lorraine, at la Lisiere, east  of Forest of Parroy, and to north  of that forest our advance post  have repulsed an attack by the  enemy. A minor action to northeast of Manonviller, is reported  in a communication just issued.  The action ended in the pursuit  of the Germans by the Hussars.  In Vosges at La Fontainelle (Ban  De Sapt) an attack by the enemy  has been checked.  Cannon Fire Effective  Paris, Feb. 11.���������A despatch  from Dunkirk received . by the  Havas News Agency says that a  German aeroplane which yesterday flew over Dunkirk, was later  brought down by cannon fire.  Seydlitz Very  Badly Smashed  Rotterdam, Feb. 11���������The Derf-  fiinger and the Seydlitz, two of  tlie German battle cruisers engaged in the recent North Sea  -fight, are now in the docks at  .Hamburg. The Kaiser, who  went there especially to see the  damage done to the vessels, gave  orders that the Derfflinger must  be got ready for sea again in six  weeks. For this purpose 1500  men are now working on her day  and night. The damage to the  Seydlitz is so exterisiv e that it  ���������will take ten weeks to repair her.  ^Apparently to keep up the enthusiasm in the Fatherland, in  the meantime, the German illustrated papers publish a drawing  of the suppositious torpedoing of  the Lion by a German destroyer  at a short range.  Enemy's Aircraft  Destroyed  Paris, Feb. 11.���������A semi-official  note says: "In the region of  Cagny one of our aviators has  destroyed a German signal balloon. A hostile aeroplane was  brought to earth near Verdun  and the pilot, Lieutenant von  Hidelu, made prisoner. It was  this pilot that in September threw  bombs on Paris and scattered  proclamations advising the  Parisians to surrender.  German Submarines  Take Refuge In  Norwegian Ports  London, Feb. 12. ���������"Word has  reached here from Chistiania,"  says the Daily News corespondent at Copenhagen, "that during  the recent heavy weather in the  North Sea, German submarines  arrived at Trondhiem, Bergen,  Stavanger and other Norwegian  ports. All of them were badly  damaged and their crews were  on the verge of exhaustion.  Norwegian patrol cruisers escorted the craft into port, where  they were immediately informed  that they must leave within  twenty-four hours. All of them  succeeded in getting to sea within the given time.  Germans Massing  In East Prussia  Petrograd, Feb. 12.���������The following communication has been  received from the general staff:  'It has been definitely established  that the Germans are concentrating very  great   force   in   East  Prussia.   These forces have com- \  i  menced an offensive movement  which they are developing especially in the direction of Wil-  kowyszki, north of Augustowo,  and Lyck. The presence of units  composed of new recruits from  central Germany is reported.  Our troops, keeping the enemy  in check, are retiring from the  Manzurian Lakes towards the  front.  Heavy Fighting  In Alsace  Geneva, Feb. 12.���������The most  violent artillery duel that has  occurred since the beginning of  the war, was commenced yesterday as the result of a severe  battle. The exodus of German  families from Mulhausen, Kol-  mar and Strassburg has begun.  American students and schoolchildren who remained in German universities, and schools at  the wish of their parents, despite  the war, are now being recalled.  A large number of scholars from  Munich and Dresden passed  through Geneva last night on  their way to Paris.  the clearing of land for agricultural purposes. The installation  of a saw-mill will eliminate such  waste and prove a great incentive to those who have been loth  to sacrifice good timber in order!  to clear up a ranch.'  British Airman Scores  London, Feb. 12.���������The Daily  Mail's Rotterdam correspondent  says he has learnt officially that  thirty-five German soldiers were  killed, several wounded, and considerable damage done to one of  the forts at A.ntwerp by bombs  dropped by a British airman last  Friday.  Germans Plan to  Withdraw From  A welcome innovation is to  come into effect throughout the  valley the beginning of next  month with the inauguration of  the system of rural postal delivery. The post offices in the  valley are far apart and many  settlers have for years been put  toconsiderableinconvenienceand  loss of time through being compelled to make frequent trips of j  many miles to the nearest post  office. The mail boxes are expected to arrive shortly when  the final arrangements will be  completed.  The long awaited fall of snow  has not yet arrived and it would  now seem as though we were to  have no real winter weather this  season. With the shrubs budding  and the sun getting stronger  every day it looks like an early  spring. While no one is complaining at the mildness of the  winter yet there are those whom  a fall of snow would greatly  benefit, especially the local saw-  Fishermen Organize  A meeting of the Bella Coola  fishermen was held at Hagens-  borg early in the week for the  purpose of organizing a Fisherman's Union. The suggestion  was received with considerable  favor and substantial progress  was made. It was arranged that  another meeting should be held  in the near future when a complete organization will be effected.  For Sale  as a going concern the premises known as the Grand View  Hotel, (F$ella Coola.  For particulars apply to���������  <P. O. Box 90     '<���������  (Bella Coola, B.C.  B. C. A. A.  Hagensborg Trim Bella Coola..  As far as basketball is concerned the representatives of Bella  Coola have been forced to take .a  back seat.    The time was when  the Hagensborg team was "duck  mills who are experiencing great! soup;' for the   town   boys,   but  difficulty in getting in asufficient  supply of logs to meet the corning season's demand.  London, Feb. 12. Telegraphing, from Petrograd the Daily  Chronicle correspondent says:  There are strong indications that  the Germans are planning to  withdraw from Lodz. All stores  of wool have been removed from  the factories and sent to Germany.  Prisoners Must Work  Amsterdam, via London, Feb.  11���������Prisoners of war in Germany  will be used to carry on agricultural work under a decision of  the military authorities, according to the Telegraaf. It has been  decided, the paper says, to place  groups of from 80 to 100 prisoners at the disposition of farmers.  These men must be lodged and  fed by those for whom they work  and a stipend of ten pfennig  (2 1-2 cents) a day will be paid.  The authorities are said to have  urged farmers to take advantage of this opportunity as. the  economic welfare of the country  is dependent upon the production  of large crops.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  The  S. S.   Chelohsin   arrived ibition at San  Francisco  before  about noon on Wednesday with I returning in the spring,  a number of  passengers and a  considerable amount of freight.  After discharging at the govern-i  ment wharf she proceeded to the ;  cannery across the bay,  where j    Mr#. and Mrs>  J> w.  Macfai  she took on a large quantity of '  salmon.  Mr. G. B. Olson is also taking  a well earned and much needed  vacation.  lane and J. R. Morrison left on  Wednesday for a two weeks trip  to Victoria on business.  Turkish Forts Shelled  London, Feb. 11.��������� Allies torpedo boats bombarded the Turkish forts in the Dardanelles.  174 shells were fired and two  ammunition depots destroyed.  J. Pask of Vancouver, came up  this week and is taking a look!   _    over the place. ;    por  some  time   past   certain  The list of passengers leaving! local business men impressed with  this place by the last south-bound jthe excellent opening for a saw-  steamer was a rather lengthy | mlU at thls ^lace' have been usin-  one, but when it is understood \their ,best endeavors towards  thatthe.^e;t>eopleareeithervisit-:!hri^ir,S this industry into our  ing; relatives in different parts! m,dst- We are now Phased to  or merely making short business! bc able to slate that arrange-  tripstothecitvanydoubtsastolments are Poetically complete,  the desirability of Bella Coola! and Wlth the success of the pres-  valley as a  place of reaidenceientefforttosecureasuitablesite'  will be quickly dispelled. il wiU not  bo  ,onS  before the  plans   of   these  gentlemen   will  Mr. and  Mrs.  H.  O. Hanson mature.  are making an extended visit to |    For many years there has been  friends in the States.    They also! a deplorable  waste of excellent  intend to take in the great exhi-l timber throughout the valley by  Late arrivals'from the interior  report an exceptionally mild  winter with only about ten inches  of snow. Cattle and horses are  still rustling out in th-e Anaham  Lake district and are in excellent  condition. Fur is very plentiful  and although trapping is not being carried on to any great extent owing to the low price of  fur, there have been some very  good catches made up to now,  and it is probable that some-big  lots will reach Bella Coola in the  spring.  We publish the following at the  requestof the Post Office Department:  Arrangements have been made  whereby the ordinary rate of two  cents per ounce applicable to all  letters sent from Canada to the  United Kingdom, will apply to  letters addressed to British and  Canadian troops on the continent. The rate on ordinary letters  from Canada for the continent is  five cents for the first ounce,  and three cents for each subsequent ounce, so that this extension of the two cents an ounce  Monday's game proved that unless they can soon show greatly  improved form, that time will  only remain as a pleasant memory. On Monday, the people who  congregated at the Colony Hall  saw a good game, albeit somewhat onesided. For Hagensborg  R. Saugstad and J. Nygaard did  excellent work and were responsible for the majority of the  poinds scored. Ed. Grant for the  losers played a fine game and  deserved better support. The  final score, 26 to 13 in favor of  Hagensborg is a fair indication  of the trend of the play.  After the basketball -game a  clever exhibition of boxing was  given by the brothers Vincent  and Davenport Clayton, followed  by an extremely interesting  and novel performance by Messrs.  Frank Hagan and Jim Hoage.  Here was seen a clever representation of the Johnson-Jeffries  contest, showing the respective  systems of training and weight-  reducing exercises. The contest  which followed was full of interest, both men allowing considerable speed and cleverness. Poor  Jeffries, of course, had to accept  defeat whether he wished to or  not. but his showing intbe opening rounds elicted lively applause.  Jim Hoage, as the "big  smoke" gave a capital exhibition,  while F. Hagan, as "Jeffries"  was unfortunate in having to be  rate to letters addressed to our  soldiers  on   the   continent, is a! lie his well known reputation as  decided  reduction   in   favor  of !a stayer,  correspondence  soldiers.  going    to    the  Mr. S. Colborneof the Saloomt  Valley, visited town during the  week. He reports that the settlers in that quarter are taking  full advantage of the mild  weather to vigorously pursue the  arduous task of clearing their  ranches.  iixiror <if>-n������^4i������><n  <?  (Clntrrh Nuttr*  Sunday  School  Church  Service  10:45 a.m.  7:30 p.m.  C  All Arc  Welcome.  Rcc. T. C. Co!well. B. A., Pastor  ������ <*<J������<J������L><J>������_^ ������-J <J������Lt <JO-<-*������ 8  :.,������'  )|.i  2  BELLA COOLA COURIER  Saturday,: February l3t  /o,,  it! I  J  m-  i  \\m  HI .  ?9a'  n  The! Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd..  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1  Year     $1-00  6 Month*    0.75  3 Months    0.50  United States  l.Year....,....; $1-50  United Kingdom  1  Year I     $100  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 ds possible.  For Advertising Rates,  'Office.  Apply at  To Correspondents��������� While unobjectionable.anonymous communications will be published, the  nuine and address [of every writer of such letters  must be given to the editor.  The Editor reserves the riffht' to refuse publication of any letteV.    All manuscript at writer's  - riBk. .��������� '  Vancouver Office - - 317-323 Cambie St.  'Tallin pnpttlt mtprcma-pst itx"  SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 1915.    /   #        -  A Reply'to Mr. LindselVs  Letter.  At last one local Conservative  has mustered up courage suffici-  ent to come back at the Courier  with a letter over his own signature. We regret that our correspondent should have any doubt  regarding -whether his communication would be published, in  this, at least, he does us an injustice.  "Indiscriminate abuse" is a  hard term and we deny its rightful application to the attitude of  ' this paper towards the McBride  government or its local support:  ers.. As to Mmud slinging", we  do not and,will not indulge in it.  ��������� What we have' said we are prepared to verify. Our columns  have always been open to a denial, by any local Conservative,  of any of the matters we have  brought to the public notice. If,  as Mr. Lindsell says, they do not  think these charges worth while  refuting, then why bother about  them. We cannot, however, refrain from expressing our pleasure in knowing that, 'according  *to Mr. Lindsell, the Conservative  party has'always had an answer  ready, and suggest that it might  be well to use it before they forget it. .  We have 'never asserted that  the Conservative clubs "juggle  with the public funds," but we  have said and say again that  "their sole efforts seem to be  directed to the parcelling out oi  public money."  We have geen a list of the needs  of the valley, compiled by the  Conservative club, showing the  amount of money to be spent  here and there. We have authen  tic information as regards the  earnest discussion in the club  meetings regarding the appointment 8f men to spend these various sums. ��������� This we call "parcelling out," ;but if Mr. Lindsell  prefers the term "juggling" then  we leave td, him the free use of  the word. As for being "seekers  after paltry offices" we find them  seeking more keenly for important ones. We do not mean to  say that all the club members are  seeking offices, of course we know  that there are unfortunately not  enough to go around.  "Peddlers of petty appointments." We ask Mr. Lindsell  who does p*eddle the appointments if not  the  Conservative  club?   Yes, Sir, and-to their supporters only.     Let Mr. Lindsell  understand that we are notignor-  antof what we speak.    Weknow  these things and can verify them  if we are challenged to mention  names.    Our surprise is that Mr.  Lindsell, until recently secretary  of the organization, should himself ��������� plead  ignorance of  these  things.     As  for aspersing  the  the character of any persons, we  wish to say that while we know  that we are speaking the truth,  we cannot help it if we are com-  .pelled  to ,tread on  somebody's  toes. . Let them deal with public  affairs' in a public manner, and  remember that those  who are  not members of the Conservative  club still have rights.    It is the  rights of such that the Courier  is out to protect, for they need to  be protected, and in this we are  determined to  hew to the line,  let the chips  fall   where   they  may.    The fact that our government, as Mr. Lindsell is pleased  to write, is doing the best it can  is-no argument that it is doing  r  at all well, nor does it signify in  the least that another government,could not do much better.  The fact is that Mr. Lindsell,  like many other Conservatives,  entirely ignores the rights of the  minority. All personsnot being  members of the Conservative  club are kept in the dark as to  public ^matters "for the very  good reason that the party prefers to'be judged by the results  it achieves, rather than proclaim  abroad its aims, before they have  been attained."  This means then, that unless a  person is a member of the club,  he has no right to know for what  purpose the taxpayers money is  to be spent, or what improvements are contemplated in his  district. Extend this to the legislative assembly where our representatives meet, and imagine  the government denying such  information to members of the  opposition. Mr. Lindsell is a  loyal British subject and must  know that such treatment of a  minority is not,according to British traditions. Then, when the  Conservatives have spent .the  public's money and achieved results in no way commensurate  with the expenditure, we must  silence or be'accused of "general  vilification."  "Substantial and permanent  Surely Mr. Lindsell does  not intend this to apply to the several  bridges which have at different  times  been   constructed   across  the Nootsatsum river only to be  washed away in the course of a  few months.     Nor yet to work  on parts of the road, abandoned  a few months later.    We do not  even believe that Mr. Lindsell is  proud of the crib work on. the  Necleetsconnay River'below the  bridge,   which  so   protects  the  site of the jail that it only floods  to the depth of about three feet.  We, do not think that work is  substantial   and   we    sincerely  trust it is not permanent.  Mr. Lindsell seems to  forget  himself.-   Perhaps he wishes to  insult us.    Whatever his motive,  we regret that he has seen fit to  depart from the truth.    We emphatically   deny,' Sir,   that  we  have   ever   asserted   the   Conservative   party' to. be-   "vile  wretches,"  and   deeply   resent  the imputation.    Fight fair, Sir,  or get out of the ring.     The  Courier and  the  Liberal  party  have fought fair.    Liberal meetings are open to the public.  Liberals have invited you and other  Conservatives to  discussion on  public 'matters,   but   you   have  steadfastly refused to come out  in the open.    You admit that the  work of the Conservative club,  which largely concerns the expenditure   of   public   funds,  is  kept secret, from, all non-members, and you get vexed  when  you are'asked why?.  It is true, that at the time of  organization, an invitation was  extended to all local men to interest themselves- in the Courier  as a local undertaking, but that  time is long past.  Mr. Lindsell does not appear  to be at all well informed respecting the workings of the local  Conservative club, and we advise  him to "get wise" before again,  committing himself in print.  o     o     o     o     o  There are signs and they are  pretty definite signs, that British  Columbia is coming to the* end  of the regime of high finance in  which the govern ment has sold all  the tremendous mineral wealth,  the great forest wealth and the  agricultural lands, that it could  get rid of, for ready cash, and  has mortgaged  everything ejse  up to the hilt, says the Montreal  Witness.    To be sure, quite re.-  cently the government raised a  loan of. two million seven hundred .thousand   dollars   in   New  York, paying four and a half per  cent, at ninety-eight, not a bad  price in view of money conditions, but the borrowing, selling  and mortgaging cannot go on indefinitely. , Very soon the most  of the  presently  merchantable  assets of the province will have  been parted with, to capitalists,  and British Columbia, which had  more  natural  wealth  than any  other province of the Dominion,  will  find 'itself short of funds  without having attracted to itself a population   sufficient   to  maintain it's revenue  by taxes.  There is trouble ahead, and it.is  not'going to be a sinecure for  the government that follows that  of Sir Richard McBride. .  ,   "o*   o     o     o     o  Mr. W. *H. Hay ward, M.P.P.,  a member of the Commission on !  agriculture, speaking in the pro-;  vincial legislature is reported as!|  saying: "But if "soldiers were  wanted badly' now, there was  another set of men as badly  wanted���������producers. From 1901  to 1911 the total increase in agricultural production in British  Columbia was 4 per "cent, per  capita, in Canada :24. per cent,  and in America 32 per cent."  Mr. Hayward added that he  could not see why the province  could not adopt, a policy forall  time of land settlement and production instead of land speculation, one of the greatest curses  of any country. Yet Mr. Lucas,  also a member of the same com-  mision, says ''Still the province  is not lagging behind."  For Results Use-  CHICK STARTER  CHICK FOOD  CHICK DEVELOPER  SCRATCH FOOD  SOLD BY LEAPING DEALERS  AND BY  ALBERTA  PACIFIC  GRAIN  COMPANY  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  LTD.  Standard"��������� We stand back of every sack  Gault Brothers Limited  WHOLESALE "DRY GOODS  361 Water Street       Vancouver, B. C,  *J  Qault Brothers for over 60 years\ have successfully  maintained wholesale warehouses throughout Canada  ���������J  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  ���������t<  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Editor,  Bella Coola Courier.  Sir,���������I have lately been reading a leading article in your issue  of January 30th, and although it  is doubtful whether such a rabidly partisan paper as yours will  Wholesale  GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  "PRIDE OF THE WEST" BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  DRY  OF  MADE    IN    B. C  Send for Catalogue  Prompt Attention Given Letter Order*  mnammmmmammmmmmBam  affovd space in its,columns to my  letter, I am writing you this "on  the chance."  For a long time past, your articles have been chiefly remarkable for the indiscriminate abuse  which your paper has seen fit to  hurl at the Conservative party  in general, and its local representatives in particular. It  would appear to have been the  policy of your paper to cast un  limited mud in the hope of some  of it sticking. . Abuse is cheap,  and you have certainly dealt it  out in no niggardimanner.  One of your-, chief grievance'  would appear to be, that th  Conservative party has not mac  any public refutation of yoi  many charges.  (Continued on page 4, column 3.)  A decided economy in fuel consumption is  effected by using nickelled steel in  oven. It attracts and  heat far better than most oven  materials. See the McCiary dealer. M  "MADE IN CANADA."  Sold By All General Merchants.1  ��������� c  lOZ  UNION STEAMSHIP GO. OF B.C., LTD.  FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VA^epUVE^  99  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  S. S.      Chelohsin" Leaves  Vancouver  Monday at 8 p. m.  Leaves Bella Coola Wednesday night  every  S. S. "Coquitlam" will also sail from Vancouver on  November 12, 26,   December  10, 24,   January 7,  21,  February 4, 18, carrying Gasoline and   Explosives by  special arrangement.  For rates of Freights, Faros and other information, apply '"  Head, Oki-'JCK, Cakiuu, Ht., Vancouver ; or Gko. McGkkuoh,  agent,  1003 Govkknmbnt St., Victoria.  hoe;  *������fc 1������  -I  I I  <., *"'r  Saturday, February  13,  1915  BELLA'" COOLA  COURIER  Omo������o  <0>-������BE������o-M!������BD-(>-caan������-o-������HaaD-(0)-<aBa������-o-<  ���������<Om  MH  ���������<>���������  to  ������������������������'  IS  m  1  I  psr-  A QUIET CHRISTMAS.  A dcscriptioe series by our soldier correspondent, Jlrchie rD.  'Darlington, late of Shushartic Bay, B. C.     ~~  <S2B-<C><!&������J^0-<AB������(G>-SXC>0-������HS3-<a>-<Sa������-0'������U  f '  ������'*  y  js*  if''  ATS,  Jft'am hoping that my previous  letters have reached you all  ifight and without interference.  ',^'e, censorship is very strict  fljese days. As to choice of words  and better phrasing, I beg to be  excused on the ground that active  service'-Vdoes not allow time for  fTmW has been a lull���������an in-  ^tlrvalof weak attacks and desul-  Hi t. i        ' > ,  tory^skirmishing all along the  fighting line,' and many of the  r troops have been permitted to  enjoy a short holiday and have  come direct from the trenches  to   spend    Christinas    in   their  '������������������''. '������������������������������������    ��������� -1  homes; also a goodly number of  the New Army have been back  to-appreciate the Yule fires.  .Christmas. 1914, was memor-  able,and   peculiar.       Cheerful  - enough, but not quite-so festive  ".'' as ^heretofore,  and   with  a sad  WO  quietude. The dominating khaki  note gave, if anything, an added  romance to the ancient green of  holly and mistletoe. "Make the  children happy! " and "Be good  to the Belgian exiles! " were the  principles in every home.  On the days immediately following the 25th an observer at a  certain provincial railway depot  would have witnessed  thrilling  scenes. For ten or fifteen minutes  before the advent of a southbound  train, there  has been a  steady  muster of soldiers and  their friends: sweethearts, wives,  parents;   brothers   and   sisters,  perKaps bidding good-bye to the  fighting men for the last time.  The station becomes packed with  humanity, and civilian travellers  are of little importance, but smiling and courteous withall.*   Who  cares for a little inconvenience,  V Vr������.  A few lines we specially  ���������recommend  Duerrs���������.  Jams  and Jellies  Huntley & Palmers  ���������Biscuits  Griff en .& Skelleys  famous gold and  silverbar���������  Canned and dried  fruits  LEESPN, DIXIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  -Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B. C.  Braids  Cetlon  .packed    by ���������  VYM. BRAID,  ft CD.  TkA-    IMPPHTIRS  VANCOUVER.'  Order that pound  of BRAID'S BEST  Tea now. Packed  in handsome 1, 3,  and 5 lb. tins.  ���������**' V  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  a trifling delay, this is a soldiers  Christmas!    And these soldiers,  so soon" to be under fire, are all  that matters'.    The train at last;  of inordinate length it steams  slowly in,  and   when it is at a  standstill  the men   crowd   the  compartments.    A kiss, a hug or  a handgrip and Good-bye!   Some  women are crying, children are  waving their little hands, other  women   are   smiling   bravely.  There is a long, tense moment  as the train at first moves slowly  and   gathers   speed.      Then   a  waving mass of hats, sticks and  handkerchiefs, and a prolonged  roar���������a typically  British  cheer  which the men will recall to reinforce their courage in the darkest days���������and the train is gone.  Yet, still if mothers are weeping and sweethearts are sorrowing, Tommy Atkins has a lion  heart and an "always merry and  bright" motto which will carry  him beyond the Rhine and endure until the bayonets of Greater Britain gleam in Potsdam and  the lances of Hindustan ride in  the streets of Berlin.    A story is  told by an Irish lady, a nun from  the  desolated   town  of Ypres.  Fourteen nuns were in an underground retreat with  fifty refugees; amid the roar of shot and  shell  and  the  crash of falling  tenements,   choked   with   acrid  smoke, prostrated  almost  with  grief and horror at the spectacle  of carnage and death in the burning town, praying for succor. To  them it seemed the end had come.  "From all evil Good Lord deliver  us!"    We had prayed like that  for days.      "When   would the  British come? "    At the moment  when hope had nearly gone, then,  suddenly, we heard voices singing���������in English!   My heart nearly stopped.    I could  just make  out the words: "Here we are,  here we are. Here we are again!"  There is nothing morbid about  Tommy's  singing,  nothing sad  or sentimental in his marching  ditties.      To Berlin,   anywhere  you please, but not to the strains  of  "Rule  Brittania!"    Up the  shell-torn slopes and through the  belching batteries,  but not by  the inspiration of a "La Marseil-  lase."   No! a little'ragtimemelody, "Who's your lady friend?"  "Where the wind blows,  we'll  go", or the famous "Tipperary"  are better suited to his temperament.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ^ MANi'ioftA, Saskatchewan and Alukkta,  the Yukon Teriutoky, the North-westTkrki-  TORIK8 and in a portion of the I'ROVINCK of  Hritisii Colijmiiia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one yearn at an annual rental of i$l an  acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be leased.,  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Atrent or Sub-A^ent  of the district in which the ri������hts applied for  are situated.  in surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in uiifurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of ?& which will be refunded if the riKhts  \ applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  ! A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns should be  furnishod 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 $10.00 an acre.  For full information application should be  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY.  *       Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B.~Unauthorized  publication of  this ad-   I  vertitiumeiii will not be paid for.��������� 30(190.  TheA4ason(Sr RischPiano  of to-day will mal^e plain our  prioilege to stale with authority:  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  ilia  Let us attend  your Victor Record  mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write lor Catalogue  Mason & RischLtd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  BUSINESS CARDS  Geoffrey K. Burnett   D. J. McGucan  C.E.. B.C.L.S., B.A.S.C., B.C.L.S.,  ASS. M. CAN. iiOC. 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���������Now Westminster, B.C.  P. O.BoxSSG.    ,       Telephone 232.  J. a. leroy Phone Sey. 9387 J. nation  BUS MEETS ALL BOATS AND TRAINS  Hotel Winters  COR. ABBOTT AND WATER STREETS  VANCOUVER, B. C.  EUROPEAN   PLAN    HOT AND Cc.LD WATER  $1.00 TO  S2.50      STEAM   HEATED  ROOMS WITH BATH  lOE  For 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.  30L"  DABY CHICKS. DUCKLINGS  & HATCH-  "* intcs etrirs: poultry and fruits form paying  combination. Strawberry plants. 100. 70 cents;  1,000. $5.00: Currants. 10 cents; Gooseberries, 15  cents: Raspberries, 5 cents; Rhubarb, 10 cents.  Fruit Trees. Perennial Flowers, Hoses. Dahlies.  Panaies, etc. Carrinpre prepaid. Catalogue free.  Chas. Pk'ovan, Langley Fort, near Vancouver.  The war will come to an end in  May���������maybe.  J  Delicious, appetizing  desserts can be prepared from  Nabob  JeSly  Powder  more easily than in  any  other way ��������� it  only takes a minute  to do it.  Each packet makes  a full pint of jelly.  RAW FURS: Wan!������!  I pay the top market price at  all times for all kinds of fur.  Remit same day furs are  received. Will hold poods  seperate when requested to  do so. Write for Price List  etc., and ship to���������  J. C. AMES  SedroTWoolley, Wash., U.S.A.  Patronize Home Industry  The Dominion Trust Company  accepted deposits up to the time  of its collapse. No one has denied that the taking- of deposits  was illegal. The government  knew that the company was taking deposits illegally, but did not  interfere. Yet Mr. Watson, M.-  P.P., says the government has  no responsibility in theaffair. According to him the public were  foolish to deposit money with the  company even knowing that it  was subject to government  supervision, and his remarks  were applauded by a number uf  those gentlemen to whom the  taxpayers present $1600 a year  for taking a few weeks' rest cure  at Victoria.  \X7HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \X/HAT person so independent?  YJUHHAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of   the necessaries  of life?  Bella Coola  farmers are independent',  they are strangers to hard times.  rT'HE 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.  ��������� ELLA COOLA and the surrounding  country possesses wonderful wealth  in timber, as yet almost entirely undeveloped, and perhaps at no other point  on the Northern Coast is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.  C=3   [D.1  C=D  C  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous  Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland.  WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO  WE   SHIP    PROMPTLY  758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.  ���������<>���������������  KM  KM  K    )  hi    >  <    >  (    >  <    )  K>-SE!B������-<>-4  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.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One Ykar $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Tiirek Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  Onk Ykar  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $1.00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name   P. 0   Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed ���������. ���������v,'(v'i',=v!  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  El  not  ���������  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  otiner  7?  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������RANGE   III.  Take Notice that Harold V. Morehouse, of Namu, B. C; occupation  mariner, intends to apply for permission  to lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at  the north-west corner of Lot 299 on  east coast of Aristazable Island, thence  west 80 chains, thence, south 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence north  80 chains to point of commencement,  containing 640 acres, more or less.  HAROLD V. MOREHOUSE.  Dated, January 15, 2915.    Feb.i3--Ap'l 10  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  ONEIDOLLAR       i   FOR ONE YEAR  T  The Courier is the only  neiospaper published on  the mainland cpasT: between Vancouver and  Prince Rupert.  A distance of.six hundred miles  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������EAN&E   III.  Pake Notice that Thomas Hooper,  of Namu, B. C", occupation engineer,  intends to apply for permission to  lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at  the north-east corner of Lot 299 on  the east coast of Aristazable Island,  thence west 80 chains, thence' north 80  chains, .thence east 80 chains, thence  south following shore line to point of  commencement, containing 640 acres,  more or less.  THOMAS HOOPER.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V. MOREHOUSE. Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  THE  Manufacturers of all  kinds of  MOONEY BISCUIT high-grade uscoits  ini/vnii _    m^v^' * AN��������� CANP1ES   ..  & CANDY CO. Ltd.  ���������MOONEY'S SODAS and  PILOT BREAD  VANCOUVER, B.C.  ���������    "THE   BEST  YET"  Made in British Columbia  III.  It Will be to your interest to keeP wett +n~  formed regarding the  happenings throughout  the Northern section of  this Province���������  THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  Advertisers-  Now is the time to keep  your name before the  public. JNo manufacturer or whbleaalehouse can  afford to let slip the op:  portunity of increased  sales that public adver-  tising brings.  DEAL ESTATE booms in the  cities have come and gone.  People are beginning to flock to  the country. The North-West  Coast of-British Columbia offers  opportunities for all. Did not  know, is no. excuse. Investors  should keep posted on developments by reading the "Courier."  Job Printing  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.   We will do it right.  DISTBICT   OP   COAST���������BANGE  Take Notice that Carl Lemberg, of  Namu, B. C, occupation gas engineer,  intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted one  mile distant and in a northerly directior  from the north-east corner of Lot 29i<  on- east coast of Aristazable Island,  thence west 80 .chains, thence north 80  chains, thence east 80 "chains, thence  south following shore'line to point oi  commencement, containing 610 acres,  more or less.       "  CARL LEMBERG.  Dated, January 15, 1015. '/  H. V. MOREHOUSE, Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  . DISTRICT   OF   COAST���������BANGS   III.  ���������,TAivE Notice that Fred Battison, of  Namu, B. C, occupation fireman, intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described land:  Commencing at a post panted two  miles distant and-in a northerly direction from the north-east corner of Lot  299 on east coast of Aristazable Island,  thence west 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  south following shore line to point of  commencement, containing 640 acres,  more or less.  .. FRED BATTISON.  Dated, January 15, 1915..     ��������� -  H. V. MOREHOUSE. Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  m.  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������BANGE  Take. Notice that Joseph O'Connor,  of Namu, B. C, occupation mariner,  intends to apply for permission to  lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted three  miles distant and in a northerly direction from the north?east corner of Lot  299 on east coast of Aristazable Island,  thence west 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  south following shore line to point of  commencement, containing 640 acres,  more or less.  '" JOSEPH O'CONNOR.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V. MOREHOUSE, Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  The reason for this is, not that  the Party had no answer ready,  but that they have considered  your vapourings to be of so little  account that they have been content to leave them to be appraised, at their true value, by an intelligent and discerning Electorate.  However, Sir, you have seen  fit to accuse the leaders of the  local Conservative party of utilizing their position to further  Lheir own personal aims, to the  injury, of the public welfare.  You assert that they juggle  with the public funds, that they  are seekers after paltry offices,  and peddlers of petty appointments to their supporters, and  to them only.  In doing this, you asperse their  characters as citizens of our Province, for no honest man would  do these things; and yet in private life you call many of these  men "friend", and extend the  hand of friendship to them. An  equivocal position surely!-  No Government can ever hope,  or expect, to be perfect, and it  is always easy for the Opposition  to find fault, and point out mistakes.  We, as Conservatives, do not  claim that our Government is  perfect, but we do claim that it  has done, and is doing, the best  that it can for our Province and  the people at large. ' ���������  ��������� Any Government, worthy of  the name, welcome frietidly'criti-  cism, but this is a very different  thing to general" vilification.   .  You- complain that you are  kept in the dark as ��������� to the proposed doings of the local Conservatives. v This is for th'idP very  good reason that the Party pre  fers to be judged by the results  it achieves, rather than to proclaim its aims, before they have  been attained.  We must remember that we  are but a;, very small part of a  great Province, whose development has been phenomenally  rapid during the last decade; and  therefore we cannot expect to  get more than our share of the  Public funds for development  purposes.  I need not now enumerate the  benefits to the community which  have resulted directly owing to  the activity of the locaj Conservative party during the last few  years; but they are substantial  and permanent..  As regards the employment of  individuals on Public works, I  have yet to be convinced that  any of the "road-bosses" enquire  as to a man's politics before giving him a promise of work.  If the members of the local  Conservative party are the vile  'wretches you assert them to be,  it is then strange that your  management approached so many  of them, some time ago, with the  request that they become shareholders in, and subscribers to,  your paper.  Finally, Sir, let me suggest  that you would be living more  nearly up to the nice little Latin  motto, which heads your weekly  " leaders'.', if you would say  more to encourage the advent of.  settlers from' outside; and less,  in abuse of those who are your  neighbours; and are endeavouring, in their own way, to. work  for the benefit of our community.  I am, yours etc.,  ���������  G. LINDSELL. ,.  Hagensborg, 4th February, 1915.  DUILD UP YOUR HOME  D TOWN. - Do not talk���������support home industries ��������� talk' is  cheap. The best way to show  that you are in earnest is to  practise it. ;  Support the "Courier" and you  are doing something for yourself  and your community.  1 he Courier  * ���������  $lja Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  ������ H  HOE  3     O  DISTRICT   OF   COAST���������RANGE   in.  Take Notice that Lewis Hooper, of  Namu. B. C, occupation mill foreman,  intends to apply for permission to lease  the following.described land:  Commencing at a post planted one  mile distant and in a westerly direction  from the north-east corner of Lot 299 on  east coast of Aristazable Island, t.iehce  west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence east 80' chains, thence south 80  chains to point of commencement,  containing 640 acres, more or less.  LEWIS HOOPER.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V. MOREHOUSE, Atrent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  Ogilvie's  Itoyal Household Flour  { .'������������������'.  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now  .... ' .   . ;   -     . ������������������"������������������{.���������  From  ALL GOOD GROCERS  DISTBICT Or COAST���������BANGE III.  Take Notice that George Hooper,  of Vancouver, B. C, occupation teamster, intends to apply for permission  to lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted one  mile west and one mile north from the  north-east corner of Lot 299 on east  coastof Aristazable Island, thence west  80 chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence south 80  chains, to point of commencement,  containing 640 acres, more or less.  GEORGE HOOPER.  Dated, January, 15, 1915.  H.'V. MOREHOUSE, Adent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OP   COAST���������BANGE   IH.  Take Notice that Charles A. Battison, of Collingwood East, B. C, occupation teamster, intends to apply for  permission to lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted one  mile west and two miles north from the  north-east corner of Lot 299 on east  coastof Aristazable Island, thence west  80 chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,  to point of commencement, containing  640 acres, more or less.  CHARLES A.  BATTISON.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V. MOREHOUSE, A������ent  ADVERTISE jN^THE ^COURIER"  HUGHES BROS. I  BIG    LIQUOR   STORE?  Wines, Liqueurs and Cigars  WE    SHIP     EVERYWHERE  Send for free price list with shipping instructions.  105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C.  Saturday, February l3f /9.J������lf?>|  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 189f  _������������������ 1��������� ��������� r��������� "-"- :���������: ~  ''5Pl;-f  sen&Co.  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  G e rieraI Me re hand i s e  Dry Goods and Notions  Staple aiid Fancy  Groceries  "'��������� ���������������������������, >*i  .������������������������������������J-'S-VS;  //ill  ���������������������������vJ.M  ���������mm  ' MB  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMF5, 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     ������    ������  ������$;*  ;���������"'?*'*  msgi  ���������tV? i-SA:  Ai.vjJ.-i.O.  ^���������������������������'MW:  ��������������� ;.,;7'.3&S!  v-J������t  ������Iffl!  ������������������������������������'/$?$:  mm  Tents-Pack and  Settlers, Prospe&ors, Hunters, rappers, 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.  I      Paints -  Oils  - Varnishes  -  Stains  Crockery and Glassware of all kinds  Patent Medicines of all description!  Best brands of Flour.     Feed and Grain of all sorts  kept on hand.    Prompt service  Best Goods���������Lowest Prices���������Largest Stock  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C.  em  .^V ,/VVTili'V"   ���������'������

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