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Array ��������� ;v  "5'  ���������������  f^^^^iiiiniui^V^iiiiiuiurgY^aiiutiiiiiYn'"'''"1^  ���������*^*^!i!i���������   i   i    - "���������" - ���������L-J��������� ---��������������������������� i ii *    *-      i   11  i   l  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER REPORT FOR JANUARY.  Compiled   by.Mr. C.  H.  Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature : Maximum, 36.    Minimum 26.  Rainfall,  1.63 inches.   Snow, 1.50 inches.  V0li*3���������NO/19  BELLA COOLA, B.C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20,  1915.  $1.00 a Year  3HS6F  Personal  ^Allies Make Good Progress  Enemy Lose Heavily In Counter-Attacks  '   Parjs, Feb. 18.���������Official communication���������From the sea coast to  tip Oise'our artillery has carried on an efficacious shelling, blow-  ' ing'up some caissons and destroying a number of trains.   To the  north of Arras we have taken two lines of trenches and beaten  '   back- several violent counter-attacks.    In these engagements the  - 'enemy's loss has been heavy including a number of German offi-  ''' > cers killed.    In the neighborhood of Rheims, near Louvre, the advances made by our troops on February 16 have been maintained.  In'^Champagne district we have followed up our gains to the north-  < west'of Perthes and have captured the positions of the enemy  ~" along a front of 8000 metres.     All German counter-attacks to the  "'' north of Mesnit-les-Hurles and Beausejour have been repulsed.  ' o Here we captured a large bomb thrower and several smaller pnes  'v'and took two hundred prisoners; this engagement still continues.  >In?the region of Argonne we have made good progress in the  -'f'.forest of La Crurie and maintained our gain in spite of two violent  ' ^counter-attacks and several hot actions at close quarters, which  -resulted in heavy loss to the enemy.  '    .'/VA'strong attack by the Germans was completely repulsed at  " Four de Paris,    Between Argone and the Meuse, we have made  ���������*>' ^ satisfactory progress at different points.    In Alsace we have taken  "  control of the ridges which dominate SudeL farm and have successfully held all conquered ground.  'Our aircraft have successfully bombarded the railway station  /'"at'Trieburg, in Baden.  feppeliri Explodes  ' -"Copenhagen, Feb. 18. ���������A reliable correspondent at Politken  reports that a Zeppelin dirigible  exploded today while passing  over the Danish island of Fanoe,  off; the west coast of Jutland.  The-aircraft was a total wreck  and   the   officers   aboard   were  ' killed.  Seize Copper  Packed as Sugar  /   * .__ -��������� ������������������ ���������  Copenhagen, Feb. 18. ���������A large  shipment, of copper, packed in  :<casks which were labelled  "sugar," and put aboard the  steamer Carmen have been seized  here. The copper was consigned  to a German firm. The shipper  and the captain of the vessel  were arrested.  Prince Albert Rejoins Ship  London, Feb. 18.���������Prince Albert, son of King George, who  was operated on for appendicitis  last September, has been passed  by the medical board and has rejoined his ship.  Skeena Coal Company  Formed in the East  ���������1           Ottawa. February 18.��������� A num-  berof prominent Quebec financial  men including Senator Choquette  Hon. N. Garneau, Theodore Ross,  president of the Quebec Bank,  and J. C. Scott, have been incorporated as the British Columbia Skeena Coal Company, with  a capital of $1,000,000 and head  offices at Quebec City.  Norway Watches All  Strangers Closely  Christiania, Feb. 18.���������The Department of Justice has issued  an ordinance for the exercise of  a vigorous control over foreigners and travelers. Every hotel  and boarding house must file with  the police within 24 hours a complete statement regarding each  new guest, giving full name,  profession, nationality, residence,  reason for coming and where  last. Norway has been receiving  about 50,000 tourists annually.  Heretofore the police have taken  little interest in them, whether  foreigners or subjects.  Foodstuffs Blockade  , London, February 18.��������� More  stringent measures are contemplated by the Allies to prevent  foodstuffs reaching Germany in  neutral ships.  Alpine Chasseurs  Charge Down Slope  Upon Enemy on Skies  Geneva, via Paris, Feb. 18.���������  What is said to be the first bayonet charge on skis during the  present war was made in the  Vosges mountains, near Col-Du-  Bohnomme. Forty Alpine chasseurs with two officers were cut  off by the Germans and were ordered to surrender. They refused and charged down the  snow-covered slope on their skis  into the German trenches, where  a terrible struggle took place  before the French soldiers were  overcome.  Enemy Endeavor to  Recapture Lost Ground  Driven Back at Bayonet Point  Paris, Feb. 19.���������Official communication���������The operations yesterday were as favorable to us as  those of the preceeding two days.  Artillery combats were the order  from the soa'to the Aisne, though  near Roelincourt the Germans  delivered five counter-attacks  with the object of re-taking  trenches which had been occupied by us on February 17. These  were all successfully repulsed  and several hundred German  dead, among whom were several  officers, were left on the ground.  In Champagne in region of Sois-  sons, Perthes, and Beausejour,  the enemy delivered, first on the  night of February 17 and again  yesterday morning, two very  violent counter-attacks along the  whole front in an attempt to recapture trenches lost by them  on the 16thand 17th. Both these  attacks were repulsed by our  troops who drove the enemy  back at the point of the bayonet.  In maintaining these gains we  have taken three machine guns  and several hundred prisoners.  According to statements by these  prisoners, several German regiments suffered very heavy losses,  reaching in some cases one man  in four, and in one instance at  least half of the whole regiment.  On the heights of the Meuse  the ground gained on February  17 has been retaken, notwithstanding several counter-attacks.  In Lorraine, our troops delivered  an attack which enabled them to  capture the village of Morroy and  to occupy an important position.  It is untrue that the Germans  Arranging Blockade  of English Ports  ���������London, Feb. 19.���������-A despatch  to the Daily Mail from Copenhagen says: '"Emperor William,  with his brother, Admiral Prince  Henry of Prussia, and Admiral  Von Tirpitz, minister of the navy,  and their respective staffs, left  Berlin today for Wilhelmshaven,  Heligoland, and other naval  stations to personally direct the  arrangements for blockading  England.  -Reports state that the Germans have built 120 big mine laying submarines during the last  six months, each with a carrying  capacity of over 100 mines.  Laying in Meat Supply!  "HALF SHOT" or  "THE CAT CAME BACK.  A simple story I will tell, in words  did you but know it,  The reason why a cat should be,  the theme of such a poet.  This cat was a noble cat, a cat of  high degree,  Its owner oft was heard to brag,  its length of pedigree.  But  even, cats   have   enemies,  some cats have  more than  others,  The cat I speak of had them more,  than holy men have brothers.  One man there was had bitter  feud, his station was but lowly,  His name we will not mention  here, but simply call him Ole.  He shot the cat there is no doubt,  and laughed a gleeful laugh,  ' 'Dead felines tell no tales,'' said  he, "How's that for epitah."  A great mistake friend Ole made,  the cat was far from dead now,  It wandered home its wounds to  ���������o   i n u  io���������    t"    d -fid,      show, and raised a fearful row.  Sydney, Feb. 18.���������Tne British '   .  government  has  requested the ; The owner swore an awful oath,  Australian states to secure all the!     " 'By holy pussie's mother,'  meat available for export during! I'll have revenge upon the wretch  the war, as large quantities will  bo necessary to meet the needs  of the British army; France will  also require a big supply. The  Commonwealth Parliament has  unanimously passed a bill authorizing the measures necessary to  this end.  have evacuated Morroy, as announced in their communication.  They were driven out after a  stiff fight. In Alsace, supplementary details show that the  southern part of Sudel farm,  captured by us on Wednesday,  constituted a formidably organized redoubt. There we took a  bomb thrower, five machine  guns, some hundreds of rifles,  shields, bombs, utensils for making barbed wire entanglements,  thousands of cartridges, and  sacks for holding earth.  Alert Bay Liberals Organize  Alert Bay, long known as a  Conservative stronghold, has  formed a Liberal Association,  which, although only of recent  origin, is growing apace. It is  felt by many people at that place,  as indeed all over the province,  that the present government has  already been in power too long  for the public good. By the  rapid rate at which the membership roll of the infant organization is increasing it is shown  that a long felt want is supplied,  it only requiring the services of  a few unselfish and high-principled men to set in motion a  movement that is destined to  sweep that part of the district.  In Mr. E. H. Robinson as secretary-treasurer the association  has a man of ability and energy  who is already on the job in real  earnest.  Mr, and Mrs. J. H. Whitcombe  have returned from the south.  Airs.   Whitcombe is   slowly  re-  ! covering'from the effects of an  operation. .-=  ..  For Sal  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  who thus can treat another.  He had him haled before-th^ Beak,  "His Worship," that is slang  for,  And told the.gruesome tale  of  woe,   that someone  ought to  hang for.  The evidence was very weak, both  sides did some hard swearing.  The J. P.  scratched  his  weary  head, his hair was nearly  tearing.  "Enough of this" at last-he said,  a Solomon like mood in,  ".You're making of this Court a  joke, to settle such a feud in."  The moral of this-story is, when  going wide and free j Capoose;Hhe   well-  If vou are onlv   half shot,    then,., T   ,. .    ' , ,-. -,- ,  another dav vou'll see. I known Indian trader came down    from Anaham Lake with a pack-  The rural delivery mail boxes 1 train early in the week, He re-  have arrived and will be installed ! Ports the trai1 ln .*������������<* condition  e  as a going concern the premises known os the Grand View  Hotel, &ella,Coola.     .  For particulars apply to���������  <P.. O. Box 9Q  .  :   '@ella Coola, B. C  at once ready for the inauguration of the new service which  commences on March 4th.  S. S. Chelohsin made her usual  weekly call at this port on Wednesday with passengers, mail  and freight.  The following which we clip  from the Cariboo Observer, will  doubtless be of interest to many  of our local  readers,  who will  A.   Nesvold  and  John   Ness, i remember Mr. Little as a former  two of Bella Coola's old-timers, j rosi(]ent of thjs piace:  lef by Wednesday's south-bound j    ���������A ^       ^ gol       _  steamer on av.sit to the Panama |jzed  ^ - ^  E,Xhlb.lh?":,. ���������eLeSeCt       bC i 23rd of January, when Miss D.  A. Grayston  of  London,  Eng.,  became the bride of Mr. W. H.  absent about six weeks.  Among the latest arrivals in  the valley is a baby girl who ar-1  rived sat the home of Mr. and j  Mrs. MC Brewster, of Hagens- j  borg, on Wednesday last. We j  offer congratulations to the happy j  parents.  Little,  the  well-known  rancher  of the Nasco valley."  Rev. T. C. Colwell left town'  during the  week on a visit to j  Ocean Falls.    The usual Sunday  evening service at the Mackenzie School will be conducted by  Mr. W. H. Gibson.  1    The Indian Department's cruis-  I  ;er  Charles   Todd, left   port   on  (Thursday   with  agent Fougner,  I on a periodical visit to the outlying points of the Bella Coola  agency.  Mrs. B. Brynildsen is paying  a visit to her mother, Mrs. M.  Hammer of Nootsatsum.  NOTICE.  The Annual Meeting of the  Bella Coola Liberal Association will be held at the Colony  Hall, Hagensborg, on  THURSDAY, 27TH INST.,  at 3 p. m., followed by a  PUBLIC MEETING  AT 7:30 P. M.  when open discussion on matters of local and provincial interest will be invited.  Everyone is cordially invited  to attend the public meeting.  Hubert L. Harris, Sec.  with very little snow,  Bella Coola has experienced  the first real fall of snow this  winter, which is now laying to  the depth of about six inches.  Every advantage is being taken  of the good sleighing, which has  been so long awaited.  We have recently received information of a new business of  special interest to the ladies of  the valley which will be opened  in the near future. The enterprising parties are Mesdames W.  F. Roland and B. F. Jacobsen  who intend engaging in the mil-  lenery business. These ladies  expect to have their establishment completely stocked and  ready for business by the 1st of  April. Further notice of the  exact date of opening will appear  in the columns of this paper.  A Basket Socia'I and  Sale of Work  will be held in the Colony Hall,  Hagensborg, on Saturday 27th,  at 7:30 p. m.  A musical programme will be  provided. Proceeds in aid of  Bella Coola General Hospital.  Admission���������Gents, 50c; Ladies Tree.  QJlmrrh Nntirr  i  Sunday School  Church Service  -     10:45 a. m.  -    7:30 p.m.  All Are Welcome.  Rco.  T. C. Cotecll, B. A.. Paster BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturdc  The; Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  .    Canada  I  Year $1-00  6 Months    0.75  3 Months    0.50  United' States  1 Year... $1-50  United Kingdom  1 Year ��������� $1.00   i   Subscriptions' payable in advance.  . Subscribers riot receiving their copy  regularly please, notify the management  at once. Changes in address Should be  sent in as soon as possible.  For Advertising Rates,-  'Office.  Apply at  To Correspondent?���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name and nddrosi of every writer of such letters  must be jjiven to the editor. ���������  The Editor reserves the risrht to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  risk.  Vancouver OlficeJ- - 317-323 Cambie St.  "&alttH popttli HitprMtta tat lex."  SATURDAY, FEB. 20,  1915.  British Fair Play.  The frank statement of H. F.  W.. Behnson,,M.P.P., regarding  ' his British citizenship should put  a quietus on the whimperings of  irresponsible parties to , whom  British-fair play is a thing to be  talked of, but not acted on..  ��������� Personally,' we regret that  after the many years of service  rendered to: the province, it  should have been necessary for  the member for Victoria to pub-  licly assert his loyalty. But does  not Mr. Behrison appear to have  been a'little inconsistent? . He  says:, "I want to allude to the  question of . British fair play,  which extends to all citizens  alike, whether native-born or  naturalized." Later on in his  speech he states that "it is impossible to have two classes."  Now we wish to ask the question of Mr. Behnson, or anyone  else, is this true in respect to  British subjects resident in British Columbia? Is British fair  play extended to all citizens alike,  and is it "impossible to have two  classes?"  Not so very long ago, by an  amendment to the Elections Act  enacted by ��������� the Legislative Assembly, of which Mr. Behnson is  a member', British subjects were,  as far as this province is concerned, divided-into two classes:  nativerborn and naturalized!  Under thi$amendment a citizen desiring to put himself in the  position of being able to use his  right of the franchise must not  only take oath that he is a British  subject, but must declare which  kind of a British subject he is,  native-born or naturalized. Evidently it is not impossible to have  two classes in B. C. Nor is this  all. By the aforementioned  amendment, the person who takes  oath that he is a native-born  British subject is entitled to have  his name registered without more  ado, but not so the British subject of the other class. He first  must take oath that he is a British subject; next he must state  what kind of a British subject  he is. Being of the naturalized  class his oath is not sufficient,  even when given under the liabili-,  ty of fourteen years imprisonment for false swearing. He  must prove that he is not committing perjury by producing  his certificate of naturalization  for inspection. Who can say after  this 'that British fair play is extended to all citizens alike,  whether native-born or naturalized, or, that "it is impossible to  have two classes."  The Courier, while sympathizing sincerely with Mr. Behnson  and congratulating him on his  frank statement, cannot refrain  from saying that in giving the  amendment to the Elections Act  herein alluded to, his support, he  did not set any' great stock in  "British fair play."  That would'have been a capital  opportunity for that gentleman  to have put to shame those re:  sponsible for the most nefariously un-British piece of legislation  of modern times. Had Mr.  Behnson^stood vout at that time  for fair play to all alike, his recent speech would certainly have  had a truer ring to it, and would,  we believe, have had a far better  and fuller effect on Mr. Behnson 's critics.  TION AND SUPERVISION  If this was not written to influence people to deal with the  company, then why was it written at all?  Can Mr. Bowser prove that  this article in the British Columbia Magazine so failed in its object that not one reader was induced to deposit his-money with  Dominion Trust Company, Ltd. ?  A Question For Mr. Bowser.  Judging from the report of  Hon. .W. J. Bowser's speech on  the Dominion Trust Comapany's  case, as reported by the Vancouver News-Advertiser, the attorney-general'seems to scout the  idea that any person could possibly have been influenced to deposit money with the company  (to use Mr. Bowser's own words)  "through the legislation we passed in this House or because of  the stand which the government  took." On this matter he challenged the member for Newcastle, Mr. Parker-Williams.  We happen to have a copy of  the British Columbia Magazine  in which appears an article under,  the heading:  Financial Institution of  British  Columbia.  The Dominion Trust Company  Limited.  The attorney-general's detective instinct is simply wonderful.  With marvellous foresight he  sees the province threatened  with a new industry���������kelp-reduction, .or the. convertion of  kelp into potash, iodine, sugar,  mucilage, algin, or other-products.  Straightway the government  introduces a bill licensing kelp1  reduction works, making it unlawful to operate such a plant in  the province unless and until a  license is .taken out, and the annual fee of $100 paid. The penalty for operating a reduction  works without a license is a fine  of not less than $400, nor more  than $800, and each day of illegal  operation constitutes a separate  offence.  And so the McBricte government proposes to deal with new  industries, through lack of which  the province is faced with the  serious problem of unemployment. So it was with the fur-  farming industry, which, encouraged in the East, is heavily  taxed in this province.  Anything to derive a little  revenue. The Queen Charlotte  Islands and other parts of the  northern coast have abundance  of kelp, and may someday greatly benefit from this newindustry:  But still we find Wm. Manson,  M.P.P., for Skeena, sitting by  and voting blindly for every government measure regardless of  whether it is in the interests of  his district or not.  o     o     o     o     o  How They Do It in Ontario.  Our attention has been called  to the following item clipped  from a Toronto newspaper:  "Hon. 1. B. Lucas, attorney-  general, announces that he has  severed his connection with two  : legal firms in view of his appoint-  Following this article through  we come to part of a paragraph  which reads: "Its (The Dominion Trust Co.'s)'integrity is guaranteed by the character ,of each  member of its board of directors,  and not by any single one; by  the.capital and abundant reserve  of the company; by the company's  bond with the Government, and  GOVERNMENT' EX AM IN A-1 ment as attorney-general. These  firms are Lucas, Raney & Henry,  of Markdale; and Miller, Raney,  Lucas & Hales, of Toronto. Mr.  Lucas says that he feels his whole  time -will be taken up with the  administration of his department.  He does not feel that it would be  just to himself or the government to retain any legal connections."  This is all very well for an  Ontario attorney-general, but we  do things quite differently in  British Columbia. What we  have ' we . hold, and what we  haven't we go after. Our attorney-general carries this excellent  principle so far that a legal case  has had to be stopped because  it was discovered that his firm:j  was connected with both sides  of it.  For Results Use-  "A. P. Standard"  CHICK STARTER  CHICK FOOD  CHICK DEVELOPER  S  RATCH FOOD  SOLD BY LEADING DEALERS  . ���������' '       AND BY ���������' ,.   ' .  ALBERTA  PACIFIC  GRAIN  COMPANY  VANCOUVER,   B. C.  LTD  ill  IT?  "A. P. Standard"���������We stand back of every sack  Gault Brothers JLimited  WHOLESALE "DRY GOODS   '  361 Water Street       Vancouver, B. C  <f Qault Brothers for over CO yearshave ^successfully  maintained wholesale warehouses throughout Canada  1������ The Vancouver slock is the largest and best assorted  stock on the Coast, in some cases the best west of Toronto  STAPLES  SMALL WARES  RIBBONS  Ready-to-Wear  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  House Furnishings  CARPETS  LINENS  DRESS GOODS  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED THE DA Y RECEIVED  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  Sir Richard McBride has announced that the wages of men  employed on road work are to be  reduced to $2 per day. Nothing  is to be done to reduce the cost  of living by encouraging the  settlement of the agricultural  lands .and thereby increasing the  home production. Not very long  ago the members of the legislature took upon themselves to  raise the amount of their sessional indemnities, but now that the  province is impoverished financially we do not hear of them  voluntarily cutting down their  allowance at all. The government  can pay $105,000 to two men for  assisting in the purchase of an  Indian reserve. They can pay  $80,000 to two parties who acted  as middlemen in the Kitsilano  fiasco. They can shovel out  money to royal commissioners  at the rate of $25 and $35 per  Wholesale  GOODS  AND  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  "PRIDE OF THE  WEST"  BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  DRY  OF  :,u-  4V  MADE    IN    B. C  Send for Catalogue  Prompt Attention Given Letter Orderi  day. But when it comes to reducing expenditure, it is the  man with the' pick and shovel  that they strike at first.  Protection and Politii  In a recent issue, we sla:  that Protection is a political  vice and has not often 1?  It willcostHolland $80,000,0001 adopted consciously as an ���������  to keep the peace, but in view of j nomic advantage. By tra  what happened to her next door j the causes for its existeno-  neighbor, the price seems small, j certain countries in which .  ���������Chicago News. I accepted as a cardinal princ  Firebox linings withstand years of use hi  cause made of McClary Semi-Steel.   Sec  ^M?jte  You'll notice the linings an  made in nine pieces. There  a good reason���������ask the McClary dealer.  "MADE IN CANADA/'  Sold By All General Merchants.1  ������\  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  lOL  ��������� C  lOL  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD,  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  o  ^1  S. S.      CheloIlSin" Leaves   Vancouver   every  Monday at 8 p. m.  Leaves Bella Coola Wednesday night.  S. S. "Coquitlam" will also sail from Vancouver <������n  November 12, 26,   December  10, 24,   January  7, 21  February A, 18, carrying Gasoline and   Explosives l>y  special arrangement.  For rates of Freights, Fares and other information, apply t0  Hkad Okkicr, Oakrali, St., Vancouver; or Ceo. M<*;RW;(l,t'  agent,   1003 (Jovkrnmknt St., Victoria.  HOE  3  ���������0 .ViSfrJ  "Saturday, February 20,   1915  BELLA   COOLA  COURIER  PER  30/)  LTD.  sack  iC  it -is possible   to show  how  it  has happened, as so often happens,' that the effect is mistaken  -,i for the cause, the fish-hook for  ".'the fish.  ,, '  First, let us deal with the case  '" of tjie United States.   Under the  1 * Ai'ticlesof Confederation of 1777,  ''^ the new government of the Am-  {r , erican colonies, was declared to  "Slbe merely   "a firm   league of  ^  friendship."      At   the   end  of  seven years the French minister  was, able to report:    ��������� 'There is  now^nf'America no general gov-  'Iffallt, neither Congress, nor  , "'President, nor head of any one  administrative      departments."  This'''state' of affairs continued  for'five years longer. j  A,convention was  summoned!  for 14th May! 1787, in Philadel-  ' phia,  under   the  presidency  of  Washington.   Immediately there  arose a dissension in regard to  tion.  This    constitution,    however,  still required the ratification of  the several states, and would not  pass  into effect until  at   least  nine out of the thirteen had signified assent.    It was nearly a  year    before   the    constitution  passed   from  theory  into  fact,  when nine signatories were obtained; yet the contest between  the   Federalists   and   the  anti-  Federalists continued.    By small  majorities New York  and   Virginia ratified, but North Carolina  and Rhode Island still held out.  Then the pressure was applied.  The duties imposed on imports  from foreign countries were expressly directed to apply to imports from these states.    North  Carolina was brought to terms,  but Rhode Island was obdurate.  A: Bill was then introduced directing the president to suspend com-  the proposed system of represen- j mercial intercourse with the little  OODS  td.  GS  D  AW  ��������� rden  Wii  we sta  jliticai  rten \r  s an  :y tra  isteno-  'hieh.  1 prim  SC  hi1  Sec.  ���������������  &  &  t. X  ta'tion, causing a deadlock which  lasted until 17th September, 1787,  when the convention adjourned  afterhaving adopted a constitu-  state.    Rhode Island eventually  yielded.     Thus  was Protection  born in America.        ���������  In   the preamble to the first  W  A few lines we specially  recommend  Duerrs���������  Jams and Jellies  Huntley & Palmers  ���������Biscuits  Griff en & Skelleys',  famous gold and  ��������� silverbar���������  Canned and dried  fruits  LEESON, DIXIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale Grocers  j-***  Vancouver, B. C.  ^  ���������$  '-%>  ������*"���������������  3E  Braids  Best  Gbtlon  PACKED      BYT  YVM. BRAID   & CO.  'trA   'IMPORTERS '-.'  VANCOUVER,     B.C.  .  Order  that   pound  of BRAID'S BEST  Tea now. Packed  in handsome 1, 3,  and 5 lb. tins.  ������s an  here!  ���������\  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  Tariff Act jt is affirmed that its  object   was   the   protection   of  domestic   manufactures.      This  was  a  mere  subterfuge.     The  various states would never have  ratified voluntarily; and secession  which actually did occur in 1861,  was  a possibility  which  every  statesman had to keep in mind.  To hold the states together, Alexander Hamilton, according to his  own  showing,  appealed  to  the  self-interest of the individuals  composing them by the assump-j  tion of the State debts, the establishment of a National bank,  and a system of Protection, by  which a class of manufacturers  would be created dependent for  prosperity on the Peberal government.    This system remains as  the bond which holds together,  if not the Government, at least  the  Republican party.    It may-  well be doubted that any argument for Protection can prevail  in face of the judgment of ex-  President   Roosevelt   upon   the  conduct of the interested class.  In his situation  he must have  considerable    first-hand    knowledge of the thing of which he  speaks. * In  a message to Congress in February, 1908, he affirms that: "Every measure for  honesty in business that has been  passed during the last six years  has been opposed by these men  on its passage and in its administration with every resource that  bitter   and   unscrupulous   craft  could suggest and the command  of almostunlimited money secure.  The methods by which those engaged   in   combinations  have  achieved great fortunes can only  be justified by the advocacy of a  system of morality which would  also justify every form of criminality on  the  part of  a  labor  union, and every form of violence,  corruption and fraud, from murder to   bribery  and   ballot-box  stuffing in politics There  wealth has been accumulated on  a giant scale by all forms of  iniquity, ranging from the oppression of wage-workers to unfair and unwholesome methods  of crushing out competition, and  to defrauding the public by stockjobbing and the manipulation of  securities."  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  v-' Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Alukkta,  the Yukon'1'KUiUTOny, the Nobth-wkstTerki-  TuftlKH uiid in u -portion of the I'KOVINCE of  Ukitikh Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years) at an annual rental of SI an  acre. Not more than 2,000 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must he made by the  applicant in person to the Atteiii or Sub-Affent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal BUbdivisionn of sections, and in un::urveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of $5 which will he refunded if the rights  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.  I. 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  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights  Only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.1X1 an acre.  I''or lull 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. to.��������� Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30GBO.  BUSINESS CARDS  Geoffrey K. Burnett   D. J. McGuoan  C.E., U.C.L.S., B.A.H.C., H.C.L.S.,  ASS. M.CAN.SOC. C.E.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  (Late Hill & Burnett)  CIVIL ENGINEERS and  B.C. LAND  SURVEYORS  Grand View Hotel, Bella Coola, B.C.  City address���������Now Westminster, B.C.  P. O. Box 8?6. Telephone 232.  j. a. leroy Phone Sty. 9387 ->��������� nation  '; ; _   BUS  MEETS ALL BOATS AND TRaVnS  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  nor:  Fur Sales Agency  600 dealers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Sale.!, 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.  HOC  R2ABY CHICKS, DUCKLINGS  & HATCH-  in^s eKRs: poultry   and   fruits  in>cs efTKs: poultry  unci   trims form  payinf?  combination.     Strawberry   plants,   100, 70 cents:   ;     1.000. $5.00:  Currants. 10 cents; Gooseberries. 15  cents ;   Raspberries. 5 cents :   Rhubarb, 10 cents.  When  yOU  get   hold   Of    a.!!   UP-    Fruit Trees,   Perennial Flowers,   Roses,   Dahlies,  I'ansies, etc.    Carriage prepaid.    Catalogue free.  tO-date   idea   that   yOU think Will    Chas. Provan,  Lanc.ley Fort, near Vancouver.  help your community,'don't hug  it close, but let it loose.  Jf.  iu  id-:  :r  ery  on  21,  by  y to  ';oit,  Delicious, appetizing  desserts can be prepared from  Nabob  Jelly  Powder  more easily than in j  any  other way ��������� it;  only takes a minute!  to do it.  Never nurse a grievance.    It  does not improve with age.  RAW FURS: Wanted  I pay the top market price at  all times for all kinds of fur.  Remit same day furs are  received. Will hold'goods  seperate when requested to  do so. Write for Price List  etc., and ship to-���������  J. C. AMES  Sedro-Woolley, Wash., U.S.A.  An Imperial Conference.  The whole British  empire to  it's furthest confines is profoundly stirred in this titanic struggle  for   international    justice    and  honor in   which it is engaged.  There are abundant signs of a  strong and earnest desire for a  more firmly united empire which  will be supreme against all intrigue  or  aggression.     This   is  I really the right time for an im-  I perial conference, although it is,  j of   course,   obvious   that  to  ar-  I range   such   a   meeting   under  j these   abnormal    circumstances  j presents  many  difficulties;  but  i we believe them not to be in-  I superable. ��������� "Canada," London,  | Ung.  TheMason & Risch Piano  of to-day will make plain our  privilege to slate with authority:  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  tf    Let us attend  your Victor Record  Ji  mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  ijiiil    738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C  ipp-j-..-.                         _._. ���������..._  n  n  HJIh  c  ������  lll[  \X/HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \X7HAT person so independent?  \)l/HAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of  the necessaries  of life?  Bella  Coola   farmers are  independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  HTHE REASONS  for this  enviable  condi-  -*���������   tion of  affairs   are   obvious  to   anyone  who knows the Bella Coola Valley.  The land is fertile and needs little or no  irrigation. The climate is mild and enjoyable; long warm summers with sufficient  rainfalland 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.  CZD  OELLA 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 )  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.  Patronize Homelndustry  Each packet makes  a full pint of jeHy^  and Buy RAMS A YS'  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.  Onk Ykak $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Tiikkk Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  Onk Ykaii  $1.50  Unitko Kingdom and the Continbnt.  Onk Ykak $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 BELLA  COOLA COURIER  Saturday, February 20  ��������� '5i!   -r  \9\ H  noc  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OI"   COAST���������BANGE   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. 13--Ap'l 10  ONE COLLAR  FOR ONE YEAR  The Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coasl: between Vancouver and  Prince Rupert.  A distance of six hundred miles.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  r        __j   DISTBICT   OF   COAST���������EANGE   III.  Take 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. ARent,  ^���������������������������^������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^i  THE Manufacturers of all  M00NEY BISCUIT ���������-������cuits      ::    AND CANDIES  MOONEY'S SODAS and  PILOT BREAD  & CANDY CO. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  "THE   BEST  YET"  Made in British Columbia  ���������  ���������  9  Open Letter to Mr. G. Lindsell of Hagensborg, BJC.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  It Will be to your interest to. ������eep well informed 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. No manufacturer or wholesalehouse can  afford to let slip the opportunity oi increased  sales that public advertising brings..   :  . .  DISTBICT   OP   COAST���������RANGE   III.  Take Notice that Carl Lcmberg, 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 direction  from the north-east corner of -Lot 299  on' east*'coast of Aristazable Island,  thence west SO chains, thence north 80  chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  south- following shore line to point of  commencement, containing 640 ��������� acres,  more or les3.  '���������      CARL LEMBERG.  Dated, January 15, 1915. .  H. V. MOREHOUSE. Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  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, a We will do it right.  DUILD UP YOUR HOME  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. *  The Courier  $l!a Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  m n  HOE  n (o  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������RANGE   HI.  Take 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 planted 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  DISTRICT . OF   COAST���������RANGE   m.  , 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,  thencewest 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. Asrent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  Sir,���������I wish to address a few  words to you in regard id the  subject matter of your letter .appearing in last week's issue of  this paper, and request that you  will be 'good enough to accept  them as coming from me personally, altogether apart from my  connection with the "Courier."  May I, first of-all, remind you  that charges have been imade  against the government you so'ar-  dently support, and the Conservative^! ub whose reputation you  are so anxious to defend, not only  by the Courier, but by speakers  from the public platform.  Personally, I have charged  your Government (as you choose  to call it) with having failed to  cafry out its pledges to the people,  ,1 have charged your government  with prodigality, corruption,  and graft. I now charge the  Bella Coola Conservative club  with being "pedlars of petty appointments," to use your* own  term. You "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;",I am convinced; because  I know of specific instances} 'Further, I know of cases where officers in your club have stipulated  that a man must"first jqin the  club before standing a chance of  a job. .-.'-.  Sir, kindly correct me if. I am  in error in assuming that you include yourself in the "intelligent  and discerning electorate,^' as it  is with this assumption that I  invite you to meet me in public  discussion on provincial matters.  I also, have yet to be convinced  on certain matters, for instance,  the things "substantial and permanent" which have resulted  "directly owing to the activity  of the local Conservative .party  during the last few years." Further, I am particularly desirous  of knowing more definitely what  you mean when you claim that  your government "has done, and  is doing, the best that it can for  our Province* and the people at  large."  I take it that, in the interests  of your party, you would not be  adverse to being responsible for  the conversion of at least one  Liberal vote, and now beg to  offer you an opportunity. Do  you accept it, or do you still prefer the regular way of playing  the "spider and the fly," and increasing the membership roll of  the Conservative club wholely  and solely by the distribution of  political patronage?  A line to me personally or  through the medium of this paper  will receive.-my immediate attention, and may perhaps mean  the conversion of. a" poor misguided Liberal into an "intelligent and discerning" elector.  In conclusion I .must say that  I know of several "little Latin  mottoes," and am awaiting evidence of which one will appropriately apply to you. I sincerely trust that I will not be compelled to choose one suggestive  of "vapourings".  I am, Sir,  Yours etc.,  Hubert L. Harris.  Box 74, Bella Coola:  February 13, 1915.  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������RANGE   HI.  Take Notice that Lewis Hooper, of  Namu. B. C, occupation milLforeman,  intends to apply for permissfon 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, 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 les3.  LEWIS HOOPER.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V. MOREHOUSE, Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OX*   COAST���������RANGE   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, thencewest  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, Agent.  Ogilvie's  Royal Household Flour  u  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now  From  ALL GOOD GROCERS.        '  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OP   COAST���������BANGE   III.  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, Agent.  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������i������������������������������������!������������������������  HUGHES BRO  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. ^  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 1895:  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  v  General IVIerchandist -  ....*��������� n .   ' '.'���������.'���������- - i ,' J.'  Dry Goods and Notion; i  Staple and Fancy  Groceries <  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP, HEATING  AND  COOK STOVES  Large and well assorted stock  of Men's, Boys' and Children's  Clothing, Shirts and Underwear  We carry the largest and most  up-to-date stock of Men's,  Women's and Children's Shoes  in all styles at the lowest possible price. Men's Furnishings  to suit individual tastes     ������    ������  Tents-Pack and hiding Saddles  al  C<  Si  th  cc  ,ec  in  vfc  ou  TJ  ^  ���������  b<  in  - ������vi  iji  in  -1,   Ti:  W  b<  tb  -es  b<  \di  is  tb  r ra  in  N  'si  Pi  di  P<  G  in  hi  i  Settlers, Prospectors, 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.  Paints -  Oils  - Varnishes  -  Stains  Crockery and Glassware of all kinds  Patent Medicines of all description!  Best brands of Flour.     Feed and Grain of all sort!  kept on hand.    Prompt service  Best Goods���������Lowest Prices���������Largest Stock  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C  E  Pi  la  s\  si  ,1(  m  rr  ���������b.  ti  a  si  ,U:  SI  g  n  li  ;' tl  'ti  h  t  ii  t  v  h  a  'ii  li  ,.<}ji M+

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