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 IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER   REPORT  Compiled  by Mr. C. H. Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature for the month of January,  maximum, 32,  minimum, 23.  Rainfall for same period, 1.42.    Snow, 37.  WWOL/2-N0.2I  j#���������" ~  BELLA COOLA, B.C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1914.  $1.00 a Year  No New President  k Victoria,   Feb.  12.��������� The Provincial Government denies that  fanything has been done about the  appointment of a new President  ?of the Executive Council.  "flu"    >t  Sfef  1600 Miles In 15 Hours  Aeroplane to Cross the Atlantic  Between Dawn and Dark  Huerta Orders More  Active Campaign  Non-Combatants to Be Diligently  Protected  Through,,;the   Aero   Club   of  ^America,   Mr.   Wanamaker   announced  last night that Glenn  H. Curtiss was'building to  his  order an immmense hydro-aero-  f\plane, in which an attempt would  ...'^be made this summer to cross  XB/^the Atlantic.  - -!^f*%. The route is from St. John's,  ' K'*?;Nfld.,'to the Irish coast, and has  by  jtjfalready ". been   mapped   out  A-^Rodman Wanamaker, who made  J'Vtrja trip to Europe for that purpose.  ***^It calls for 1600 miles of continu-  .jj^ous flying, to be done; if possible,  H'WfJv^between dawn and nightfall of  'IM������^'a single day.  -���������V-?'s��������� -  4s. .^  Defeat Franchise Bill  Winnipeg, Feb. 12.���������A resolu-  tion calling.f.or.yotes for women  sijrin Manitoba was turned down by  blithe   Legislature on   a   straight  nl>party vote.  ^ ���������;;';      ; -  : ��������� ���������  B. C. A. A. Meets  Basket-Bail and Business  A general meeting of the Bella  i^Coola. Athletic Association was  v������Theld on Thursday evening at the  ^Colony Hall, Hagensborg, presi-  f&dent H. W. Rolston in the chair.  '^Various important matters were  discussed   and   several   amend-  "'ments   to   the   constitution   received the approval of the meet-  Mexico City, Feb. 12.���������--A' circular of instructions is issued by  Provisional President Huerta to  the chiefs of all army divisions  and governors of states. It recites that the government has  begun a more active campaign  against the rebels and urges that  extreme diligence be observed in  giving all possible protection to  nonTCombatants, foreign as well  as native, removing-them when  necessary from the zones of operations. '��������� '. s  ��������� ' -  Strange Disease Falls  On People In Church  Grove City, Pa., Feb. 12.���������  Nearly 1,000 residents of Grove  City are suffering from a strange  malady which physicians are unable to name. The disease resembles winter cholera and is  contagious. Many persons were  stricken in church Sunday and  were removed to their -homes.  So many men are ill that several  industrial plants are crippled severely. Physicians are baffled  as to the nature of the disease.  Telephone, Light & Power Co.  Plans Further Developments  Annual Meeting Held At Hagensborg  There is little doubt that the near future will see great developments in the system of the Bella Coola Telephone, Light and  Power, Company.  At the annual meeting recently held at,the Colony Hall, Hagensborg,, it was unanimously decided that immediate steps be taken  to install a new telephone central at the town, the present central  at Hagensborg being found altogether inadequate to the rapidly  increasing requirements of the system.  Arrangements are being made for the installation of an electrical plant capable of producing power sufficient to provide electric  light for the whole district. Negotiations are now on foot to  secure a convenient site for the proposed plant.  The following are the officers for the ensuing year: President,  A. C. Christensen; Vice-President, Capt. Thorson; Sec.-Treasurer,  H., Jacobsen; Executive Committee, T. Levelton, T. Jacobsen, A.  Hammer. Manager, B. F. Jacobsen. Auditors, Rev. H. Sageng  and P. Lauritson. A committee was elected for the purpose of  revising the constitution and bye-laws of the company.  The financial report of the year just closed was most satisfactory, showing that the company is on a strong financial basis and  fully warranting further expansion in the near future.  Dr. Sutherland has been spending the week in town on business  connected with his townsite property in this town.  Dr. W. R. Inman, eye-specialist of Prince Rupert, is in the  valley practising his profession.  The list of outgoing passengers  by the last south-bound steamer  included Mr. B. Brynildsen, the  local merchant, who is visiting  the coast cities on his annual  buying trip.  Mr. Brynildsen will also attend  the Liberal convention at Victoria on the 25th inst., as dela-  ga^e from the Bella Coola Liberal Association.  Local merchants and others  are taking full advantage of the  snow roads to do their hauling.  The Bella Coola Mercantile  Co. 's team from Hagensborg,  has been on the road steady all  week hauling immense loads of  supplies in anticipation of brisk  trade in the spring.  Miss Mitchell, of Hagensborg,  spent last week end in town as  the guest of Mrs. I. Fougner.  All Government  Vessels Must Be  Built in Canada  ,"$ ing.  m  Arrangements were made for  providing more seating accomodation for the public who have  recently shown great interest in  the games staged by the Asso-  ?M ciation.  Several new members were  adopted, and the enthusiasm displayed augers well for the prosperity of the organization.  Prior to the meeting the Bella  Coola and Hagensborg basketball teams indulged in a practice  game, which was watched with  interest by a large audience, including many ladies.  Hagensborg were not up to  full strength, but nevertheless  put up a tough tight against their  w'ell-balanced -and hard-trained  opponents. These two teams are  billed to meet in earnest at Hagensborg on Thursday next,  when a great game is expected.  Opposes Suffrage  Washington, Feb. 12. ��������� The  Democratic party is placed on  record formally as opposed to  national legislation conferring  the right of suffrage on women,  by Majority Leader Underwood,  on the floor of the House.  Representative Underwood declared he believes, with the party,  that the suffrage question was  for the states and not the national government to determine.  A meeting of the Bella Coola  Conservative Association will be  held at 10:30 a. m. on Saturday  the 21st inst, in the Mackenzie  Schoolhouse.  A full attendance of members  is requested.  G. LINDSELL, Sec.  Work for a Repeal  of Tolls  Washington, Feb. 12.���������President Wilson announces that he  would use every legitimate influence at his disposal to have repealed the provision of the Panama Canal Act exempting American coastwise vessels from the  payment of tolls.  Forests for Prairies  Ottawa, Feb. 12. A deputation from the Canadian Forestry  Association waited upon the government with a resolution urging the government to afforest  lands throughout the prairies.  Ottawa, Feb. 12.��������� Hon. J. Ha-  zen stated that in calling for  tenders for construction of vessels for the marine department,  he should insist that they be  built in Canada.  "My policy," said Mr. Hazen,  "is to have all vessels possible  built in Canada. In calling for  tenders we are insisting that  vessels built for the Maritime  department must be built in this  country. There is no protection  for shipbuilding in Canada and  the rate of wages is lower in  Great Britain than in this country-  Canadian shipbuilders are at a  great disadvantage. Two dredges are being built at Golling-  wood at the present time and  tenders for ice-breakers just in  had a clause that they must be  built in Canada."  Colonel Hughes' Trip  Cost Canada $24,262  Ottawa, Feb. 12.���������The trip of  the minister of militia, Hon. Sam  Hughes, and his staff of officers,  stenographers and assistants, to  England and the Continent to  witness the military manoeuvres  cost the Dominion of Canada  $24,262. The officers pay amounted to $3,984.'  The figures were made public  in the House of Commons by the  minister of militia.     He added  that the government did not have  to pay the expenses of the wives  and  daughters  of men   in the  party.  Pugsley, Ordered South  Ottawa, Feb. 12.��������� It is said  to be practically certain that  Hon. William Pugsley, former  minister of public works, will not  be able to take his seat in parliament this session. The latest  report is to the effect that he has  been ordered south for the winter  by his doctors.  NOTICE.  Miss Muriel Fonceca will give a  CONCERT at Colony Hall, Hagensborg, on Thursday, February 26th, at 7:30 p.m. Admission  25 cents.  Lou Hickman, of the Upper  Valley, visited town last week  returning home on Tuesday.  Rats���������the real live kind���������occasioned considerable excitement  in the Mackenzie School on a recent afternoon. All operations  were suspended by order of the  principal, while the male element  of the school.en.masse���������the girls  ascending the desk-tops���������proceeded to attack the enemy,  neither giving nor taking quarter.  Finis���������exit Mr. Rat.  SS. Coquitlam docked here on  Monday morning with thirty-  seven thousand feet, of bridge  timber to be used on the new  bridge over the Bella Coola River. Teams have been busily engaged in hauling this timber  from the wharf, the fine snow  roads greatly facilitating this  work.  - Olrjurrlj Nnttrr ���������.-���������������������������$  Lower Bella Coola: Sunday y  School, 10 a.m. Church Ser- ^  vice, 11 a.m.  Bella Coola: Sunday School,  2:30 p. m. Afternoon .Service, 3:30 p.m.  Subject: 'Christ as a Teacher.'  A      Reo. T. C. Colwell, B. A., Pastor     J\  H. G. Anderson and P. J.  Kenyon are visiting in the Upper Valley.  Basket Social  Colony Hall, Hagensborg,  February 21st, 1914,  in   aid   of   Lower   Bella   Coola  School. ,    Entertainment to be  given   partly   by  children  and  partly by adults.  Admission 50 cents.   Time, 7:30 prompt.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  Will all ladies please bring baskets with distinctive ribbon.  Married ladies, blue bow. Unmarried ladies, red bow. Little  girls, white bow.  Those bringing or buying baskets do not pay admission fee.  The SS. Camosun arrived at; such activity and of which he is  this port early Sunday morning \ the president, will especially  with the following passengers: \ welcome his return, while the  Mesdames J. W. Macfarlane and ! Development League will also  J. Clayton, Mr. and Mrs. J. R.! appreciate his return to service  Morrison, Messrs. Bert Rolston, Ion the executive board.  S. Le C. Grant,  I. Fougner, C. '  Another Peace Treaty  Washington, Feb. 12.��������� Secretary Bryan has signed a peace  treaty with Denmark, providing  for the submission of any questions in dispute to a commission  which is allowed a period of one  year for examination and report.  Tucker, Dr. Sutherland and Dr.  Ionian.  Mr. and Mrs. Morrison return  after a two weeks visit to Vancouver and Victoria.  Mr. Bert Rolston who has  spent the last couple of months  with his relatives at Victoria re-j  turns to resume activities with;  the various organizations with "'���������  which he is prominently associa-:  ted. The local athletic associa-!  tion,   which   has   lately . shown;  Mr. S. Le O. Grant has come  back hale and hearty after his  labors as delegate to the Farmers' convention and the Conservative convention recently held  in Victoria, and will doubtless  have some interesting information to impart to the local Farmers' Institute at an early date.  Indian-agent Fougnerand Constable Tucker have returned from  one of their periodical visits to  the different points in their district.  Game wardens Hoist of Campbell River and Terrill of Vancouver, called at this port aboard  the Camosun on Sunday last on  their way to Alert Bay. They  had in charge two Japs, a Hindoo  and an Indian, apprehended at  Rivers Inlet for having violated  the game act. The accused were  being taken to Alert Bay for trial.  The new installation of gasoline lights are now in place in  the Mackenzie School.  NOTICE  Shushartie Bay  . Thelong spell of fine weather  ended with the passing of January. For the last few days strong  westerly breezes; have been, the  order, bringing in heavy swells  from the Pacific ocean and rendering the North Island mail delivery a hazardous proceeding.  Mr. J. J. Skinner's new 40-  foot gasoline boat arrived at  Shushartie on Sunday. We are  pleased to report that he has obtained the contract for the weekly mail delivery between Shushartie and Cape Scott, including  Nahwitte and Strandby.  The bachelor's dance at Cape  Scott on January 23rd was a  great success, over eighty attending. These functions have  become very popular, especially  since the advent of Messrs. Webber, senior and junior, with their  wounderful musical ability.  Mr. J. C. Visch has been appointed postmaster at Fisherman's Cove. This is a new appointment, the post office having  just been established there.  We are pleased to learn that  Mr. Carl Suvik, of Cache Creek,  is well on the road to recovery  after undergoing a serious operation at the Royal Columbia Hospital, New Westminster.  A Farmers' Institute has recently been formed at Nahwitte  River, with Mr. J. McLean as  president.  The Nahwitte Conservative  banquet was a very successful  A meeting of  the  Executive i affair, about thirty being present.  Committee of the Development  League will be held at the Mackenzie School on Monday, February 16th, at 8 p. m.  A full attendance is requested.  Hubert L. Harris, Sec.  An excellent dinner was served  by Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Bragg  who had charge of the arrangements. Mr. J. T. Lockwood, Mr.  McLean and Mr. A. Wilson rendering fine contributions to the  musical program.  to Advertise.   An ad. in the Courier never fails to bring results,  ive us a trial (���������nor������������������e^I) Let us publish your Land Notices.  h.V- BELLA  COOLA"  COURIER  Saturday, February  14,   /Q.  H  Hi'  MB  ifi  l Pi'  ll'i  Mi!  i������  i  i  se  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  J Y������r $1-00  C Month*    0.75  3 Month. ���������   0.50  United States  1 Year     $1-50  United Kingdom  1 Year $2.00  Subscriptions payable in advance.  Sqbscribers not receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at once. Changes in address shoulckbe  Bent in as soon as possible.  For Advertising Rates,  Office.  Apply  at  To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name and address of every writer of such letters  must be given to the editor.  The Editor reserves the ritiht to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  risk.  Yanconver Office - - 317-323 Cambie St.  "Dalits juipult Bttpreinaest Irx."  at the cost of a few postage  stamps. Information, which obtained at enormous cost, is not  to be earnestly considered for a  j'ear hence, if indeed ever.  Sir Richard must know that  the general public are not unaware, that the reason why the  development of the province  must needs be deferred, is directly owing to the period of reckless  waste and mismanagement on  the part of his government.  The fact is that if Sir Richard  were to be frank with the public,  he would tell them' that public  works throughout the whole  province, which were suspended  before the last appropriations  were exhausted, will have to be  practically abandoned until, after  an 'extended, period of strict  economy, the province may be  in a position to proceed with  them again.  However, as frequently is  the case when Mr. Manson'  makes a statement, he is entirely wrong. He has shown plainly  that he is as ignorant of the  conditions obtaining in our  flourishing interior towns, as he  is of the conditions obtaining in  various parts of his own district.  Bella Coola Valley not accepted.  The fact of the matter is that  Mr. Manson, like several other  members of the legislature, hates  to know that the public are getting wise. Several members have  already commenced hedging, in  order to retain some standing  with their constituents. Mr.  Manson has not'thought of that  yet.  SATURDAY, FEB. 14, 1914.  The Public Knows the  Reason  We read in the press of other  provinces than our own that the  period of financial stringency is  about at an end. At the same  time the' British Columbia Government offers the conditions of  the money market as an excuse  for the drop of $3,000,000 in the  expenditure for the next fiscal  year.    ���������  While admitting'that "some of  the newly-projected works, such  as new highways in the Interior,  PARTICULARLY IN THE  ������JORTH,'may have to be deferred until next year," Sir Richard  McBride ;with that wonderful air  .of \ calm; indulgence, endeavors  to explain away the- reasons by  . amosttouchinglittledeliverance  on. "the obtaining monetary conditions."  This is all very well as far as  it goes, but it does not go very  far.  Sir Richard should not assume  that the general public are ignorant of the real cause of his  government's present inability  to do anything towards opening  up the Province by undertaking  the work most needed���������the construction of bridges and roads  that start somewhere and go  somewhere. The North needs  these things, but Sir Richard says  that, owing to "the obtaining  monetary conditions, such works,  PARTICULARLY IN THE  NORTH may have to be deferred. .  With millions of dollars laying  in the treasury just two years  ago, the public were justified in  looking forward to a long period  of earnest endeavor on the part  of the government in providing  reasonable means of access to  the vast fertile areas of the province. Areas which our premier  and his ministers, by their contradictory utterances, have clearly demonstrated that they know  very little about.  Three millions have vanished  and practically nothing has been  done towards this end.  Lavish expenditures have been  made on ornamental structures,  as for instance the new wing to  the Parliament buildings in Victoria, and in sending party  friends in the guise of royal commissions to the four corners of  the earth in search of information which anyone could obtain  Wrong Again.  "In dealing with the published  reports of what the Liberal  papers termed the triumphant  march of their leaders, he said  that it had been stated that in  some places 700 people were  present in the halls to listen to  their addresses. Anyone who is  acquainted with the districtknew  that the maximum capacity of  these halls did not exceed 200."  ���������Wm. Manson, M. P. P., for  Skeena, in the legislature.  Mr. Manson has spoken. .We  can quite understand how exercised he must' be to see the time  rapidly approaching when the  Liberal leaders will invade the  Skeena District. Well may he  endeavor to. disparage the work  which Mr. Brewster and his colleagues are carrying on.  We would remind him, however, that did he possess the  consciousness of having done his  duty by the people of his district,  he would not now need to be  giving such anxious thought to  the movements of his political  opponents.  Could he not think of anything  better to' talk 'about, that he  must quibble about the size of  the audiences Mr. Brewster and  his colleagues have addressed?  Is there nothing concerning  his district to which he might  devote his time?   We think so.  No Danger.  The Hon. W. H. Bowser is  quoted as saying in Vancouver  that if the government were  forced to collect the $13,000,000  outstanding on account of land  transactions, a panic would occur  throughout the province.  The question now arises, was  it this same fear of bringing  about a panic which caused the  government to refrain from collecting, on thepublic behalf, the  money due them when the sum  was only five millions or less?  Mr. Bowser's argument should  also apply to the levying of taxes  from various other sources. Yet  these were collected and no panic  ensued.  If the collection of $13,000,000  will cause a panic, what are we  to look forward to when the  amount is increased two-fold.  Too terrible even to contemplate,  according to Mr. Bowser.  We do not, however, agree  with Mr. Bowser, in this matter.  ; We do not think that the enforced payment' of this sum  within a reasonable period would  cause any great inconvenience  among those who owe the money.  Not with those who had bona-  fide intention of colonizing the  land. The .others, well, if a  panic amongst these wildcatters  is the only thing that will leave  to us the remainder of our arable  land, then we say let it come.  It can only affect those concerned  anyway, and will probably result  in large tracts of the best land  being recovered for the bona-  fide settler.    '  In his remarks on the speech  from the throne, the Hon. W.  T. White, Minister of Finance,  made use of the following words:  "We do not propose to winnow  chaff. We shall simply have to  wait the slow process of time  and mortality, until the Senate  of Canada is brought into accord  with the popular will."  Which means that until the  Grim Reaper lends his help, the  government does not intend to  do more than mark time.  Probably never before has  such a ghoulish pronouncement  passed the lips of a public man.  What kind of a government  have we anyway?  o     o     o     o     o  The government at Ottawa is  busy telling the people that there  is no want, and at the same time  trying to help the unemployed.  The modern political motto seems  to be, let not your right hand  know what'your left hand does.  o     o     o     o     o  Possibly one of the most delightful days in the Commons  this session, will be when Col.  Sam Hughes tells why he thinks  armories should be as numerous  as postoffices.  o    o     o    o     o  "Why should we send to New  Zealand for our butter?" asked  Mr. Tisdall in his speech a few  days ago. If the member for  Vancouver will promise not to  give us away we will tell him  why we do it. It is because we  want butter.���������Victoria Times.  o    o     o     o    o  Men of the Liberal faith cannot understand a convention run  along the line of a mutual admiration society. Liberals are  famous for a stubborn independence of thought. They carry  their independence right on to  the floor of the convention. Consequently there is no room for  boss rule. Moreover, a Liberal  convention is a school of statesmanship. It is the furnace in  which the progressive legislation  of the future is prepared, and  reports of that gathering are always proclaimed to the world.  Why do not the Conservatives  do likewise? Are they ashamed  of what they have done, or is it  that they have done nothing?���������  Prince Rupert News.  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  Popular and   Useful  Gifts  A Kirks* Watch, Chain or Fob  W ATr'fjpC for Men and Boys, in a great variety of  ' IL������Li2iizz������ styles, hut all warranted to be reliable  timekeepers. We have many fine grades in men's Thin  Models, as well as in Models especially intended for  Doctors, Merchants, Ranchers and Lumbermen.  WATfHFS for Ladies in the newest popular case clo-  TTrWyiHAj siQrns>    Our Catalogue shows a very fine  line of Bracelet Watches.    The bracelet watch is now the  most fashionable with ladies of all lands.  IN FOBS AND CHAINS  we offer the most commendable styles in vogue  our Catalogue illustrates a very representative dis-  and  play of our stock  See pages 21, 22, 26, 40 and 41.  Write for our Catalogue which contains everything  worth while in the jewelry line.  HENRY BIRKS & SONS, LTD.  JEWELLERS AND SILVERSMITHS  Vancouver, B.C.  GEORGE E.TROREY  Managing Director  The Bank of British North America  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  Jj  Accounts opened for amounts of $1 and upwards.    No notice  ' required for withdrawing.  DRAFTS. MONEY ORDERS, LETTERS OF CREDIT and  TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES issued, negotiable anywhere.  COLLECTIONS  made  at lowest rates.  Agents and Correspondents  in every part of the world.  Agents for  DEN  NORSKE  CREDIT BANK  J. N. CRAN, Manager  Bella Coola Branch  Editor,  Bella Coola Courier.  BELLA COOLA HAS REASON TO  COMPLAIN.  ; Sir,���������I have been a close reader  of your paper since it was first  published, and I notice in nearly  every issue there is something  about the roads through this valley.  To people on the outside it  must seem that there must be  some cause for these complaints,  or else that the people of Bella  Coola are chronic "kickers."  Perhaps it would be well to go  over the ground, so to speak,  and let those people on the outside have a better understanding  of the matter.  It is common knowledge that  the Bella Coola Valley was first  settled by a colony of hardy Norwegians, and according to the  terms of an agreement, the provincial government was to provide them with a road through  the settlement.  Prior to  the   year 1909,   the  government had no settled road  policy other than that, and even.  that was not carried out.  The annual appropriations we it  small, and were supplements  by much gratis work on the par  of the settlers. In fact, ^i ma-  to be anyway sure of work r  the road had to furnish his.on,  tools. So it is plain to be setn  that the local foreman was not  justified in undertaking any woik  of a heavy nature, and natural!)  followed the lines of least resist  ance, as the small sums dolo  out by the government were no'  sufficient to keep the existing  road in decent shape. Nevertlu-  less much excellent work \va:  accomplished.  With the spring of 1909, hov  ever, we see a change.    A pei  manent road-superintendent \\ - -  appointed and a permanent pel  Did You Get Yours  This Morning  X  BRAID'S BEST COFFEE  Kemp's INVALID PORT  A SUPERIOR  MEDICATED  WINE  Unsurpassed as a  TONIC,  STIMULANT  AND  INVIGORATOR  J*       itm w   .j      Wholesale Distributors  . A. Jepoorten Ltd.,Vancouver, b.c  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  Boscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.  FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  VANCOUVER  REGULAR  BELLA COOLA and  S StVENTURE'Leaves Vidorla every Wednesday.  ���������Z���������*  ������������������ ���������Leaves Vancouver every Thursday at 11 p.m.  LEAVES BELLA COOLA SUNDAY MORNING.  s.  S. "Capilano" or S. S. " Coquitlam" also call with  Gasoline and Explosives by special arrangement.  For rates of Freights, Fares and other information, apply (<������  IIkad Officio, Carrau, St., Vancouver; or John Barnsi-ky,  1003 Government St., Victoria. '- <#,  ./#$  Saturday, February  14,   1914  BELLA/COOLA   COURIER  ,     cy seems to have been laid down  by the government.  CV,f I will quote from memory part  ', o"f an article which appeared in  one of the Victoria papers which  X  give some grounds for the sup-  X '  position that the government had  '     adopted a settled policy in regard  to road building.     "J! W. Mac-  farlane, a railroad engineer, has  been, appointed  superintendent  of ,r,oads for the Bella Coola division  of  the  Skeena District.  Rigorous policy will be followed  \'$iWP*d construction into the In-  , "^terior, to connect with the Cari-  '<$$*$00  District system   of   roads,  > '   thus    affording    the    Chilcotin  ranchers and farmers an outlet  to the coast," and much more  along the same lines.  go the people of  Bella Coola  .were led to think they were at  J|t going to have a road that  ould start from somewhere and  d somewhere.  *  -?������"(    To   what extent   their hopes  ��������� ' .-'have been realized the people of  this place know full well, but the  , YYvp������pple of the outside  probably  **rdbn't, so I propose to tell them.  ^Jflt must be remembered  that  Sferior to 1909, it was possible to  'l^riveateam with a strong wagon  , 'llfn%t too heavily loaded, from the  ,(_<41steam-boat landing at Bella Coola  tff^irvale P. 0. (formerly Sloan),  ''"wwliich'   according    to    present  'V.'Smeasurements  is a distance of  *������ 30 1-2 miles.  ^Vt^Vhat progress has been made  ,. /during the past five years, with  '-   ''fatappropriations?  ,,  rvlf the road had been properly  surveyed, it would no doubt be  "; J" straight, instead of following the  , '   'old wagon path.    However, the  "   .^road is being hitched over a little  .. i-every year, so it is only a question of time and money until it  V-   is straight as it should be.  ' '1;', v ���������' During 1909 several crews were  ' 'put to work at different points  "''from tidewater as far up the val-  " lley as fifty miles, and much of  - the slashing done at that time  ";'(Pfhas been left to grow up with  T^'BVush worse than evei*.  ��������� Isp^fA weak attempt at grading was  ' made at the Bella Coola end of the  road the same year.  The Canyon  bridge   over   the    Nootsatsum  Riverandthe "shortcut" around  was commenced.    So closes the  first year of "vigorous policy."  '^���������During 1910, some grading and  gravelling was done from the  town to about a half mile above  the first bridge crossing the Bella  Coola River, (a distance of some  two and a half miles,) but only  in patches. About three quarters  of a mile was slashed and graded  between the 23 and 24 mile posts,  and some slashing- done above  the Crossing (24 miles from tidewater.) With the exception of  a small amount of trail work  nothing was done above that  point.  In 1910, road work boomed.  A. gang worked around the town  a short time, another at Hagensborg, another between the 18  and 19 mile posts, another at the  Crossing and Gibson's Cabin.  Some small bridges were put in  on the Upper Atnarko and some  bridge timber was got out for  the Canoe Crossing bridge.  In 1912 thanks to the railroad  surveyors,'we got in a straight  piece of road. The first good  honest piece of work since the  introduction of a "vigorous policy." Some grading was done at  Hagensborg for a distance of  about one mile. The Canoe  Crossing bridge was constructed,  and about a mile of adjacent road  graded. A bridge over the  Kahyhlst River was completed  and a sleigh road opened as far  as Mr. Gillenspitz's ranch' and  some trail work in the upper  valley.  1913 was a very busy year,  most of the time being spent  "kink-locating" in the lower  part of the valley. In the spring  efforts were made to squeeze the  water out of the road with a big  roller. Some grading at Hagensborg and a little slashing on the  Saloomt side of the river. Two  miles of grading above Canoe  Crossing bridge. The road extended about 1 1-2 miles above  Gillenspitz's ranch, and the season's work was ended with another attempt to use the road-  roller as a wringing machineand  also a little mud-mixing with the  grader. This latter, just, after]  the fall rains had commenced.  Evidently intended as a little reminder to the farmers of the  ability it requires to -make-a-mud-  hole.  Now, after five years of the  "vigorous policy," what have we  got?  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAl, MIKING RIGHTS of tjn- Dominion, in  ^" Manitoua, Saskatchewan mid Ai.iikkta,  the Yukon Tkkiutuky. the Noktii-wkkt Tkkki-  toiiiks and in ;t portion of thfi Pkovincb of  Bkitism Columbia, may lie leased for a term of  twenty-one years at. an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,500 aeren will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease ihuxt he made by the  applicant in person to the At?ent or Sub-A^ent  of the district in which the rij/rhts applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must he described by Hections. or lejtal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  liach application must be accompanii*! by a  fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mint! at. the rati; of live cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Ajrorit with sworn returns accounting fur the  full ijuantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal minim; rifdits  are not beimr operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining riprhts  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 $1(1.00 an acre.  (���������'or full information application should be  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Ajfenl or Sub-Ai-ient  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. 1.5.��������� Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������H0B90.  WANTED  Listing of Lots and Acreage  in  Bella Coola and Valley.  Give full particulars.  Price, Title, etc., to  MARTIN J. RAVEY  826 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B.C.  ���������< M  o-OM������-o-aBai������o-araa-o-<an8������-(H  ���������������3  Prospectors, Etc.  Why Pack Your Outfits  Further Than Necessary?  a  WE CARRY COMPLETE LINES OF THE FOLLOWING AT BELLA COOLA PRICES:  GROCERIES TENTS DRY GOODS HARDWARE  CAMPERS' SUPPLIES PACKERS' REQUISITES  HAY  AND   GRAIN  Bella Coola Mercantile Co.-, Hagesisborg  12 Miles from Bella  Coola and on Direct  Route to the Interior  <!>-������B!HM)-������JH������.0-<Hra*-0-������I5Sft-<H  >-< >-OEZ������-0-������gBSB^<)-8BB9>(><BB������-()-(aSZ������-0'4XBa������0-������BaS^(>-4SraZ������-<:  o-<  ���������O-l  ���������<M  hOA  N<0  B. FILLIP JACOBSEN  Agent for and  Owner of  FARM, TMBER LANDS AND WATER POWER  IN BELLA COOLA AND VICINITY  TEN ACRE FARMS A SPECIALITY  ^ After a residence of'30 years I have acquired  a thorough knowledge of the whole coast of  British Columbia, and can give reliable information of the different resources at almost any  point in this part of the province. All information strictly guaranteed.  H. FII..I .IP JACOBSEN, Bella Coola, B. C.  BUSINESS CARDS  Geoffrey K. Burnett D. J. McGucan  C.E., U.C.L.S., K.A.K.C. U.C.I..S.,  ASS. M. CAN. HOC. U.K.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  (Late Hill & Burnett)  CIVIL ENGINEERS and  B.C. LAND SURVEYORS  Grand View Hotel, Bella Coola, B. C.  City address���������New Westminster, B.C.  P. O. Box 886. Telephone 232.  J. A. LeROY  Phone Scy: 9387 J- NATION  bus "meets all boats a?7d TRAmi  Hotel Winters  COR. ABBOTT AND  WATER  STREETS  VANCOUVER, B. C.  EUROPEAN    PLAN     HOT AND COLD WATER  Sl.OO TO $2.50      STEAM   HEATED  ROOMS WITH BATH  ���������m?  MR. SETTLER  Why not take up  land in a district  with a future?  We have some good land in ten and twenty  acre lots that we will sell to actual settlers  on easy terms and at reasonable prices.  WRITE US ABOUT &ELLA COOLA LANDS.  Farm Lands Company  Bella Coola, B. C.  Well, we have two dump-carts,  two wagons, a team of horses, a  roller, a grader, a gasoline donkey engine and other scrap iron.  If you have a good team, a strong  wagon, and don't load too heavy,  you may, by careful driving, go  about six miles further than you  could five years ago. And, my  friend, I would not have you lose  sight of the fact that you have  the privilege of travelling 2 1-4  miles further to get from the  wharf to Firvale, formerly Sloan.  So much for the government's  ' 'vigorous policy" towards a road  through to the Interior.  Before passing an opinion, one  must drive over this streak of  abomination called a road, hub deep  in mud, as it was last fall. Then  pass judgment on the criticisms  of the people of Bella Coola.  The    government    has    been  granting large appropriations to  Bella Coola year after year.  How long can this be expected  to continue?  If the money is put to no better  use than in the past, it will take  about 17 years before Mr. Marvin and his neighbors can hope  to drive to town, and perhaps  two generations before a connection is made with the Chilcotin  wagon road.  The writer heard the Hon. W.  H. Bowser speak to the Bella  Coola people some six years ago,  when he stated that the government carried on the affairs of the  Province on strictly business  lines. But show me a business  firm that spends money without  receivingany return, as has been  done here in regard to road work,  and I will show you a firm that  will go "broke" and be borrowing money, just as the government is doing today.    And fellow  One Head Per Hour.  After two years delay the Postmaster-General has presented to  Parliament a return ordered by  the House in January, 1912, showing the number of dismissals in  J his department during the first  three months of his axe-swinging  regime.     The delay in producing,  the return may possibly be due  to a sense of shame at the wanton and cruel abuse of authority  and the reckless application of  the spoils system.    The   return  shows that over 650 heads of  Liberal postmasters fell into the  basket during the three months,  while 450 other employees severed  their   connection  with or  were severed from the Department.    Over 1,100 heads oft* in  114 clays���������one for every working  hour, including Sundays.    Hundreds of. men whose only offense j  was   that   they   were   Liberals  were ruthlessly deprived of their  means of support for themselves  and families.    Their places were  taken by men whose chief recommendation was that they  were  political servitors of the party in I  power.    Was this what Mr. Borden meant when he talked in his  opposition days about "civil service  reform" and "abolish   the  evils of the patronage system?"  taxpayers don't forget that you \/^  and I have to pay the piper. iif  I think, if the above is carefully read, it will be plainly seen  that the people of Bella Coola  Valley have just cause to kick,  and kick often and hard too.  A through road to the interior  country is what is needed. There j  is no place on the Northern Pa-j  cific Coast where such a road can \  be built as cheaply as at this';  place.  This work will never be accomplished by making a short  patch here and there, with long  stretches of unworked road between, so I say. let the people  continue to agitate for a road  through the valley that will go  somewhere.  Yours truly,  ��������� 'For a Road to the Interior. ''  =%.  MRS. f. CLAYTON &lf^  Dry Goods  CD  Boots and Shoes  Groceries and General Mer|Jiandise  Hardware HJ Surveyors', Coggers'  and Packtram Supplies a Speciality  ^  FURS Bought and Sold   BELLA   COOLA, B. C.  K>-<ffiBZB-o-sHX������-<   >-ajsa������-(   )-������BH������-<   >-������eiso-<>  (-0������aHB������-O-3Sa������-O-eSMSB-0AZSR������-<    XBOSK    >-SOE><    >-<  \m-a<  o-*.*  H  iqiior Co. i  o    o  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous  Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland.  WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO  WE   SHIP    PROMPTLY  o    c  o    o  o     o  o  758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.   j v^  K)-<KE������������-0-CSEB������0-������aE������-(>-eHB������-<    )-03S3K    )-C5MB-(    H  ;)-������BSB-()-���������aHB������-<>-CiE3������-<)-ffiHCS>0-������BJg������-<    >-aOE3><    >-4USUCD-(    H  ���������O-fiMEMH  Highest market prices paid.  Fair grading given.  EXPRESS CHARGES PAID  ON ALL SHIPMENTS.  Prompt returns. Write for  Price List and Shipping Tags  to--  'B  281-83 Alexander Ave.  Animals, Birds, Fish  and all kinds of  Game Heads  Mounted True to  Nature  Hides tanned and made  into Rugs and Robes  All  work strictly first-class  A. Mittler  EXPERT  TAXIDERMIST  A Difficult Problem.  To get the people back to the  farm is probably the most difficult problem that can engage the  attention of our political economists. How is it to be accomplished? Social conditions am  social ambitions are all arrayec  against life on the farm. The  glamour of the city carries the  young oil" their feet, and too often carries them down into a gulf  from which many of them never  arise.    St. Catherines Journal.  Anvwav, it is better to be dis-  ' I  appointed in love than in marriage ' us out softly."  72S Helmcken Street  VANCOUVER, B.C.  ������ r> .=r������������-> <������������������������������> <"������������r-?v .=  Watches and Clocks  Repaired  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  CHARLES TAYLOR  BKLLA  COOLA.   B.C.  5  ������9Li <-M^  <JH*  Opportunity for TRAPPERS  Some one who was at work on  a Christian hymnal for the Zulus  was unable to proceed with the  line, "Lord, dismiss us with Thy  blessing." because the language  has no equivalent oil her for "dis-1  miss" or "blessing." The near-'  est he could get was, "Lord kick!  We pay HI CHEST MARKET  PRICES for all Raw Fur Skins,  because we use them for manufacturing. Sell finished article  direct to public.  You   get   middleman's profit.  Write for Special Price List and Tags.  C. H. ROGERS  Direct Exporter and  Manufacturer  Walkerton, can.  S  Mos  traced  quick scheme.  inancial disasters can be  :vick   to   some  get-rich- BELLA  COOLA COURIER  (Jjp  ���������>y&.  2$  Salurctay, February 14   /r,    Jjsr?   l|-milHHM IIMMIiiB ||   u  ���������amwrtmnwa���������  /5 vir.  '  A  j.,     ������        'I  '''!; i   ������  r   i, a   J  I"'  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  KJ%Li  IF  VI  LI  /������tfO  ^  3CE  IIOE  ]&  w  ^3E  en's, Ladies' and  Children's Shoes  hoe  D   C  HOE  Ul  OOCIS  J  &  HOE  )   C  JOE  %** CJI ������ C O  9  w  ware  ^  i >  'ft' '  Fa  ^  Men's Suits, Shirts  and Underwear  HOE  )   C  HOE  .tfsipsiftics  ^f inn  I  -  Psick and Riding Saddles  ��������������������������� LV-.'; ���������  TENTS  Camp, Heating and Cook Stoves  ��������� >-  WE  CARRY  A   LARGE  STOCK   OF  FANCY   AND   STAPLE   GROCERIES AT LOWEST   PRICES  Settlers, Prospectors and  Campers  Supplies  B.  BRYNILDSEN   8c  CO  BELLA  GOOLA,b c  ���������BMBOB  L^  Gold Seal Liquor Co., Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C,  i  Are the leading Wine and Liquor dealers of the Pacific Coasi.  They Specialize with  Quality and  'Price for  Family use.  Write for illustrated Catalogue of Wines, Liquors, Beers,'  i Ale and Stout.  ������  UUEMiMBBU  THE  Manufacturers of all  kinds of  MOONEY BISCUIT ra-dSSf liscom  ::    AND CANDIES    ::  ���������OMMOK  & CANDY CO. Ltd.  .���������in���������m������������������imii��������� iuiiiwiwwi���������m������mi��������������� i iwn imiiii urn wnww���������������������������  VANCOUVER, B.C  MOONEY'S SODAS and  PILOT BREAD  Ascends 7382 Feet  With Five Passengers  Chartres, France, Feb. 12.���������  The French aviator Garaix established a new-altitude record  with five passengers, ascending  to a height of 7382 feet. He  made the flight in the new biplane built by Paul Schmitt, an  engineer, which reached a height  of 5000 feet with seven passengers.  Labor Influx Predicted  No Naval Holiday  It Is Impossible, Says German Foreign  Secretary  'THE   BEST  YET'  Montreal, Feb. 12.���������The shipping rate war is likely to lead to  a large increase in the immigration of Europeans of the laboring  class. This may result in lower  wages being paid to laborers in  Canada. Further reductions in  third-class passage rates are anticipated.  London, Feb. 10.���������Sir Edward  Grey's speech at Manchester, in  which the foreign secretary emphasized the impossibility of the  "leading horse" slackening in  the armament race, was followed  by a declaration by Herr Von Ja-  gow before the budget committee  of the German Reichstag that a  naval holiday was impossible.  The anti-armaments campaign,  so far as this country is concerned, is now likely to fall flatter than ever.  Men At Their Best  Shackleton Will Take Only Those Who  Are At Their Best  HUGHES BROS.  BIG  LIQUOR STORE!  Wines, Liquers and Cigars '  WE    SHIP    EVERYWHERE l  x&fans  lvtttion  , ,,^'fav<  , 2"*Uiii  t        i  t. -, the;  ' *ll* '  14tne  r        hW'  .sJthai  ��������� c >i in t  rv % 4  f^Pr:  ���������      "' Bar  4Jwit:  - ^mg  i'oflC  ifer  Gv  Send for free price list with shipping instructions  105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C. J  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER'  London, Feb. 12. ���������Sir Ernest  Shackleton, whose plans for a  journey across the Antartic continent from sea to sea are almost  completed, said yesterday, the  men he will take with him must  be between 30 and 40 years of  age. "The man under 30," he  explained, "'however keen and  alert he may be, is still a man in  the making. He matures by 30  and is at his best between that  age and 40."  ^gfl 'F Y������U G������T IT AT    PLIMLEY'S    IT'S  ALL  RIGHTJfr  BIG FALL  IN  CYCLE  PRICES  During stocktaking we have found that we have quite  a number of second-hand, shop-soiled and "returned  from hire" machines and are holding an end of season  clearance at big reductions.    Look into this.  ������T,^a  Thos,  739 Yates Street   I  VICTORIA, B. C.  SUBSCRIPTON  RATES OF  BELLA COOLA  COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One Yea* $'-00  Six Months   0.75  Tmree Montfis  0.50  ' UNITED STATES.  One Yea..r  $'-50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $2.00  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 '*~L  *COU  'N t  "cole  l;Hoi  \W01  era  in J  r  on  'res:  rind  eve  i  ,,ger  . </.> . anc  "'A  Coi  w.  wh  aft  inR  to  fro  pat  Cit  gei  Th  sor  ,. an(  ans  At  c  (  Ev  1  t  c  i

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