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 ���������������' V '.*  if you want good sport  Visit bella coola. excel-  lent hunting and fishing.  WEATHER REPORT FOR JANUARY.  Compiled  by Mr. C H. Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 16.   Minimum, 9.  Highest Max. (1st)31.    Lowest Min. (24th) 15  below zero.  Rainfall, nil. Snow, 9.50 inches.  Rainfall for the year (1915) 34.33 inches.  VOL. 4���������NO. 18  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19,  1916.  $1.00 a Year  Russians Capture one  Wflfe Erzerum Forts  *  Petrograd, Feb.' 15.  On the  western/Russian front lively reciprocal fire continues. , Between  Olai and Dalzan our observation  shows *our fire very effective.  Near-byinsk the enemy used  asphyxiating gas bombs. On the  Caucasus-fronti after an explosion : caused' the day before by  our^artillery, we captured one of  the Erzerum forts! Pursuing the  Turkf|ye captured many prison-  ersf'SixSuns and a large quanti-  ty1 of munitions.  Artillery Duel Italian Front  ' ~~ t ���������" -' w .   JyElomeJ Feb. 15. ��������� Yesterday  witnessed a lively artillery duel,  be{ng|������specially intense in the  Isbnz'o|iZone where important  movehfents of the enemy's troops  were-,observed.  Heavy Fighting  on Western Front  ,.  Germans Capture rfalf a Mile  of Trenches  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  London, Feb. 15.���������The whole  western front is the scene of  heavy engagements. At some  points big guns have been roaring incessantly for days and the  infantry engaged in hand-to-hand  struggles. Grenade fighting and  mining operations played prominent parts in the battles. The  Germans followed up their recent success in Champagne by  the capture of an additional half  mile of trenches around TaTiure.  French Artillery Fire  Munition Depot  *      ,* "^ j ��������� ������������������ ..������������������-���������������������������  -Trenc'lies Retaken in Upper Alsace  "-'    "WJ  ^Paris; Feb. 15.���������In Belgium  oar>aftillery exploded a munition  de'pottiSbrth of Boesinfhe. To  the -north of Soisson last evening after a spirited bombardment, ' the enemy infancry attempted a debouch by the road  frohVTiernay and right bank of  theAisne, but was stopped short  by our curtain of artillery and  rifle fire. On plateau Vauclere  our artillery effectively, shelled  salient German line. In Upper  Alsace a violent bombardment  was carried out by the enemy on  the advance trenches we had retaken.  Severe Weather in New York  New York, Feb. 15.��������� Severe  cold weather with thermometer  two below zero? resulted in the  death of eight persons. All traffic is greatly obstructed.  Bye Elections February 26  Vancouver, Feb. 15���������Men from  everywhere are joining the American Legion.  The bye-elections will take  place on February 26.  Divorce and Free Wheat  ,' Before the House  '   ; New Law for Divorce Rejected  Ottawa, Feb. 15, --The problems of divorce and of free wheat  occupied the attention of the  House of Commons today.  ^Noxthrup.pf West Hastings iu-  trodueed a . prop6srtiop for a  change in the present divorce  procedure, but it was rejected  by a vote of 39 to 34.  ���������The resolution .on free wheat  came up late in the evening; the  debate of which will proceed on  We|iiesday.  Former Teacher at Bella Coola  Married  We regret very much that we  are nearly two months late relating the wedding of the late  popular teacher of the Lower  Bella Coola school, Miss Winifred  Pecknold. 'But knowing that  everybody in Bella Coola is interested we make no apologies  for telling at this late day the  story of the great event as found  in the Prince Rupert Empire:  On Tuesday, December 21, the  marriage took place between Mr.  Fred Emmett and Miss Winifred  Pecknold. The occasion was one  of unusual interest, Mr. Emmett  being provincial constable and  his bride, teacher of the school.  Both are immensely popular and  have endeared themselves to the  people of Masset, as- much by  their personal qualities as by  their willing and accomplished  assistance at local functions.  The church had been decorated  by the school children, a striking  and beautiful feature being a  graceful arch of greenery encircling the chancel, like a green  rainbow.  The marriage ceremony was  held at 7 o'clock in the evening,  the Rev. W. Crarey being the officiating clergyman. The bride  was given away by Mr. Harrison  and she was dressed in a suit of  blue navy serge with hat of cream  satin; she carried a bouquet of  roses and made a charming picture as she stood at the side of  the great strong man of her  choice. Miss Love, appropriately enough, was bridesmaid.  The reception was held at Dei-  katlah Lodge in the evening,  where Mrs. Harrison welcomed  alike the bridal pair and the  whole world of Masset Inlet.  Everybody shook hands with  them and partook of wedding  cake. Congratulatory speeches  were made by Revs. Crarey and  Harrison and by Mr. Sherwood,  and the evening passed quickly  and happily in songs and other  recitals.  Mr. and Mrs. Emmett will take  up their residence for the future  at the Court House.  S. S. Camosun on her arrival  here Tuesday morning at 12:30  on the southbound voyage was  more belated than she had even  been before. She encountered  the heaviest wind experienced  on any of her voyages and on  account of-which she had to stop  two days at Skidegate, Queen  Charlotte Islands.  Passengers for Bella Coola:  Thos. McRostie and A. W. Heal-  ey, both of Prince Rupert.      ;.-  The gale that held up Camosun  at Skidegate for two days on her  down trip is described by the  Prince Rupert News as the worst  on record. It began on Friday  night and lasted nearly all Saturday. At Prince Rupert hardly a  building escaped suffering some  damage. ;  The roof of the government  wharf building was carried out  into the bay, the rear of the barracks was stove in, the fronts of  several stores were broken with  the result that now the glaziers  are as busy as the plumbers were  during the cold spell. The most  remarkable feature of the gale  was that a great deal of the  damage was done on the lee side  of the buildings, while the side  directly in the eye of the wind  escaped.  But in Bella Coola on that day  was a great calm.  to bring the strength up to fifty.  This should be an example to  other communities to do something on the same line for their  protection when Canada is at  war.  Mrs. Saugstad , called at the  Courier office the other day and  reported a busy time at the hospital. She. expressed her gratitude to Miss Marjorie Clayton  and-Miss Addie. Gibson for the  help they have given her in the  work.  Editor,  Bella Coola Courier.  Sir-'-1 send you a few lines for  publication that the readers of  your paper may know how the  recruits are spending their time  in the training camp.  I take a great interest in reading the Courier every week, with  the letters from the other boys  who have enlisted. After spending all my life in the country I  took a week off in town taking  in all:the "sights and styles."  I am glad to hear so many  other boys have joined the colors,  and trust they will have a safe  return to Bella Coola. I say goodbye with best wishes to all for  the New Year and hope the valley and my friends may prosper,  and the war soon be over.  E. Le C. Grant.  10th Field Artillery Brigade,  Ammunition Column, C. E. F.,  Old Drill Hall, Victoria, B. C.  Ivan Estenson has finally sailed  for his post of duty at Talleo  after having been weather bound  for several weeks. He left on  Friday last week.  From a private source we learn  that our friend A. Blayney of  Francois Lake at a recent meeting of the Conseiwative Club of  that district was re-elected its  president.  We hope he will do his best to  get a new provincial government  while he still supports the one at  Ottawa.  The weather has made a complete turn about. From the most  severe winter weather it has  changed into that of spring.  Rain has fallen and the snow has  melted and the unprecedented  thick ice on the rivers broken  up.  Last Monday, with a rush and  a roar the ice in the NecleetST  conny river came tumbling down  past the town. There was some  fear it might jam at the bridge,  but it happily went through, but  to block up the river half a mile  lower 'down. In the. river.- in .  front of the hotel it fd'rmed a  huge dam backing up the water  into the road and forming a lake  in the river opposite Morrison's  residence. For. pedestrians to  pass along the road in that vicij*  nity without being encased in a  diving suit is to get wet.r  The school children' are, at this  writing, enjoying a holiday because the teacher cannot get to  the school across the inundated  road.        __________ ������������������''.���������-''������������������������������������������������������)  ^  The services at the Mackenzie  school last Sunday  night wer.e  The Indians of Bella Coola having learned that there has been  a petition sent by white fisher-1 conducted by Cecil Lahcaster hi  the place of Rev. W. 'H.^Gibsori,  men to the Department of Marine  I did not join the 102nd Bat- j and Fisheries for the gran ting of  Thos. McRostie is no stranger  to our people. He has been here  in charge of important public-  works before and is presumably  here for the same purpose now.  As stated in our columns before, the approach to the wharf  is to be replanked and a new  span built in the bridge across  the Bella Coola river as soon as;  the necessary material can be  brought on the pround.  A. W. Healy, representing the  wholesale grocery firm W. H.'  Malkin & Co., Vancouver, is pay- \  ing our merchants one of his  periodical visits. He reports a  fine passage down the coast after  the storm.  D. H. Hoage of Canoe Crossing,  left on the southbound steamer  for Seattle on a short business  trip.  Rev.  G.  H.  Raley, for  many  years  a  missionary among the'  natives  at   Kitimaat and   Port I  Simpson, is now the principal oi'  the Coqualeetza Indian School ai'.  Sardis, B. C. j  He has. organized a compa'nv)  of home "guards  at that place. I  At present it numbers twenty-  five members.    It is the intention i  talion as intimated by Mr. Col-  well, -but enlisted with the 5th  Canadian Garrison Artillery. I  like it immensely. Everybody  makes it as pleasant as they can  for me. I should say us, as another fellow, Herbert Lee from  Takush Harbor, who knows several from Bella Coola, joined the  same day. The drill was very  pleasant and interesting from  the first time and we soon got  into the different terms.  There was an "ammunition  column" being formed in British  Columbia and when volunteers  were called for I gave in my  name, as we heard they would  be leaving in a month. We are  up to full strength now, a hundred and fifty in all. Ninety-  seven drivers, thirty-five gunners, four corporals, six sergeants, four bombardiers and  four officers; Capt. Birch, officer  commanding. The drill we have  is cavalry, being very pretty and  much easier than the infantry  drill. We expect to leave for  England any day, where we will  put in about two months more in  drilling; then we shall leave for  France. I am not quite sure how  far we go behind the firing line,  but think we go to within a quarter of a mile of it. Harry Burt  has joined the column also, so I  have an old "tilicum" to talk  with of old times in Bella Coola,  We are not complaining, but  we are all awfully anxious to get  away. "Sooner, the bettor," is  our saying.  an additional number of independent licenses have prepared  a counter petition. Now it will  be for the authorities to use the  wisdom of Solomon and give a  righteous decision between the  contending parties.  Bella Coola, B. C,  February 9, 1916.  We, the undersigned, on behalf of the Bella Coola Indians,  wish to enter a protest against  the granting of more Independent Fishing Licenses at Bella  Coola, and base our protest on  the following grounds:  1. There are no Japs fishing  at Bella Coola, nor has there  ever been any working for the  cannery.  2. We are more than enough  Indians to fill all licenses that  are left.-  3. We depend upon the salmon fishery for a living: long before any white man was here  we fished the Bella Coola river  for our food: and when the  salmon cannery started we,  the Indians, did about all the  fishing.  Most of the men who are now  who we regret to say is'confined  to the house by an attack/of influenza. __;:.;.;:' -.;;':  The schools at Hagensborg and  Lower Bella Coola have; been  closed for several days by order  of the inspector on account of  the prevalency of influenza.'  We are glad to learn thatRev.  T. C. Colwell has been appointed  chaplain of the Comox-Atlin regiment with honorary tank of  captain.  His many friends .congratulate  him upon his appointment.    ;  According to latest reports the  Prince Rupert Company. rof: the  102nd Battalion is being rapidly  filled. Men of all professions  and callings are joining..,. They  are all represented: ranchers^  loggers, fishermen, -.'������������������'Hungers,  trappers, prospectors,'.- miners,  etc. In order to be up-to-date  in all matters they have decided  their crest shall be a maple leaf  with an Indian head in bold relief and the words, "102nd North  British Columbian Canada."  Their   slogan   is,   "Warden's  seeking licenses are young men j Warriors."  who have not been  long in the  country.    We have always lived!  here:   we do  not want to beg, j  but we do ask the right to work  and earn our own living as we  have always done.  We therefore pray that you  They are sure to make their  presence felt on the battle line.  !C  CCljurrij Nuttr?  &  will   give   our   case   your most j ^  serious consideration. X  (Signed) Peter Elliott.  Albert Kino.  Sunday School  Church Service  10:45 a.m.  7:30 p.m.  Mr. C. Carlson will conduct  Reuben Schooner.  d  t!ie service.  All Are Welcome.  to Advertise.       If you want to reach the markets of Northern  British Columbia advertise in the Courier. (  THE BEST WEEKLY  IN NORTHERN B. C  )  'V 41 ���������  Mi;  % ���������  il'fll  it 1111  W'  111!  {;  BELtA COOLA'COUftlfiK  Saturday,  Fehruar  ���������? '9, /$,  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:      ���������  Canada  1  Year  $1.00  G Months    ,..   0.75  3 Months...    0.50  i     '  ��������� United States  1  Year.'...,.; /. .. ....$1.50  United .Kingdom  1 Year.  ..-.$1.00  Subscriptions 'payable in advance.  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Hence  everybody living in the countries  fightingcthe Teutons are involved  and^must'also be duly interested.  If   everybody   are   involved   it  should riot be necessary to point  out that all are in duty bound to  take their, share of the burdens  imposed. * We cannot all  go to  the war, nor would it be wise if  such a thing could be imagined.-  Some must stay home and furnish  the means; to carry on the war  and to help repair the ravages  caused byjt.  This is a task which will require  extraordinary efforts on the part  of every person not incapacitated  by age or sickness.  And the.efforts must not be  spasmodic, but carried on systematically '.and..continuously as  long as required.       '  The one great duty'devolving  upon us at home is to provide for  the woun'ded, to contribute towards the carrying on of the  work of the Red Cross.  ' Heretofore Bella Coola has  contributed liberally in- propor-  tiun "to the means of the people  towards this end; but the contributions have been irregular. In  this respect there must be a:  changed Every ablebodied person should in the future set aside  a definite amount every week or  month, and in order to make this  possible to be willing to go without things which in the past have  been held to be requisite for  comfort.   .  Contributions to causes not  connected with this overshadowing issue of the war had better  be discontinued in order that our  own people, "our own household"  as Paul puts it, may not be neglected.  Arrangements will shortly be  made- to give everybody, an opportunity to contribute certain  amounts a^ definite periods to the  Red Cross-Fund, and of tKte opportunity all; patriots will avail  themselves. ������������������ ���������'���������:  o    o     o     o     o  Results of Prohibitum. .  There is asayrn"g"T;ha"t"the  proof of the pudd.jli$ is\ in the  eating.  So also we may with equal force  say that,the proof of the value  of Prohibition is found where it  is enforced.  The campaign for Prohibition  in British Columbia is going on  apace, and many'are the voices  raised in warning of, the dire results which will follow if the  measure' becomes law. And on  the top of it all we are.told of  the injustice and unfairness of  such a law and the. hypocrisy of  those who advocate its enactment.  The prohibitionists in rebuttal  point to the beneficial results obtained wherever Prohibition has  had a fair'trial; but such arguments seem to make no impres-  sion. on the antis.  Probably or.e reason for this is  that the places mentioned as Prohibition .territory have been situated   quite  a   distance from  British Columbia, and thus the  arguments have been dissipated  by the remoteness of the happy  ���������.conditions. ���������  This' trouble   has  now been done away with.    The  State of Washington, adjoining  our own province, has been under Prohibition from'the first of  *  January this yearahd, therefore,  there exists' now no reason why  anyone who wants the truth of  the efficacy of such a law may  not be able to obtain it at first  hand.  In times past it has'been found  almost impossible to enforce Prohibition in large cities, because a  majority of their people have  been hostile-to it and,, therefore,  the officers entrusted with the  enforcement of such law have  been very "slack 'in doing, their  sworn duty, because they are to  a great extent dependent on a  majority of ' the" votes of. the  people for their positions.  In spite, of such a drawback it  is found after one month's trial  that Seattle, the second largest  city on the Pacific coast, is having the law well enforced and is  ���������experiencing highly beneficial  effects from it. -  ��������� The Seattle Star publishes a  statement showing that "while  during the old days the arrests  for drunkeness never were less  than 12, under the new law they  average-less than one a day."  Business of nearly every kind  O AI-UM  has felc a great revival as a result of money being used for  other purposes than booze. Morris & Co., packers and provisioned, say that during the first 17  days of January thej' sold more  meat, eggs and provisions than  during October, November and  December. Markets and grocers  all over Seattle report similar  increase."  _ "Quite a change has^come over  Seattle during the-month. Everywhere'it is noticeable.    The predicted calamity has not arrived."  "Healthiest outlook   in  years  in the building line," said A. P.  Linden, treasurer' of the Puget  Sound Savings and Loan Association,   "home  building' I  mean^  Our building loan- department is  booming and when the weather  breaks you will see seme activity  that will make you  open  your  eyes."  Let us have -the- same kind of  boom in British Columbia.- " Russia is having it^in spite of the  waiv  A .Deathbed Repentance.  ��������� There are people who, because  of the recent re-construction of  the government, have ,been beguiled into" the. belief that there  will  now  be a change for the  better in  the administration of  provincial affairs; and they,. will  therefore   support   the   Bowser  government in the next election,  believing that the mem bers composing it are men who are able  to extricate the province out of  the difficulties in which  it has  been placed by the mismanagement-in the past.  We believe that the  reliance  which these people place in the  administration is altogether misplaced, and that if it should come  to pass that;the majority of the  voters hold similar views and returns to power the Bowser regime it will be found to be a  misfortune to the province.  In the light of the fact that  after several years of mismanage-  ment now when the people have  become thoroughly aroused and  disaffected and an election is at  the doors   the   Bowser  cabinet  promises a business government,  whatever  that means,  must in  the-eyes of sensible people seem-  nothing but', a deathbed repentance or a professed reformation  to escape defeat.    With, the exception' of one, the members of  the present government have all  had a share in the mismanagement of the past,  and  should  therefore be,held responsible. If  they deny' their   responsibility  they may be asked why they consented to and even defend the  acts complained of.   On the other  hand if they contend that they  in the past have acted according  to   their,best  judgment,   the  deplorable .condition .of the province is proof positive that they  have neither the business ability  needed to carry on the government nor enough to be the representatives oi the people in the  legislative assembly.    In either  of these cases it will be the height  of folly for the peopleto return.  them to power.  In some instances it may be  well-to overlook wrong doings in  the past and give the offending  the'  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  Wholesale  DRY GOODS AND  MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  OF "PRIDE OF  THE  WEST"  BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  MADE    IN    B. C.  Send for Catalogue  Prompt Attention Given Letter Orders  ll!f  change for the bettor on th.������������������,'  ' "'-rill. ���������'  of the people.  e>     c     o     o     o  It may seem that a person cc*  plaining because of .the neodlt..  expense incurred in holding  cabinet meeting at K.mtiIooj,'.  the province as a whole. Its picayunious or over critical; i  condition-will continue to go from j at the same time it should;.  bad  to  worse,  until  there  is a I pointed out that a business gw  If the present go verm en t is  returned to power, we hdld that  the voters of the province will  be equally guilty, because they  approve of their deeds by giving  them their support. And in that  case the-Nemesis will overtake  parties another chance, in  belief they will turn over a new  leaf.' But that.is only.in cases  where there is a sincere repentance; an acknowledgement and  confession of guilt with a promise-to do better accompanied by  strong evidence of being able to  do so. '  These elements are wholly lacking in the Bowser government.  They do defend their every action of the past and will try to  harmonize their future plans accordingly.  Risking the danger of being  considered superstitious or something equally bad, we assert our  belief that there is a Nemesis  awaiting every' unrepentant  wrongdoer.  Spend Your Vacation in Bella Coola  where is found scenery unsurpassed  Mountaineering Amidst Eternal Snow*  GRIZZLY BEARS, BLACK BEARS,  Goats and Deer in abundance  ;..':.  '.-,.'  Thcrewardof a three daus' hunt in nature's wilds at BJIa Coola.  Trout in ail the Streams Camping in a Fine Climate  Mr. Fred Hendricks, who has  had a wide and varied experience  throughout the continent in search  of large and small game, offers  his services as guide and guarantees "game, or no pay."  Bella Coola can be reached by  Union Steamship Co.'s steamers  from Vancouver every Thursday.  Two days', sail through scenery  rivalling the coast of Norway. A  bus meets the steamer.  Modern Hotel accommodation, with  hot and cold, water, baths, etc., and  last but not least Guides  that will "guarantee" game.  Write to F. Hendricks. P. O. Box 63, [Bella Coola, B. C, as to the best time to hunt the various game.  Gault Brothers Limited  WHOLESALE 'DRY GOODS  361 Water Street        Vancouver, B. C.  1$ Qault Brothers for over 60 years have successfully  maintained wholesale warehouses throughout Canada  <������ The Vancouver stock, is the largest and best assorted  stock on the Coast, in some cases the best west of Toronto  STAPLES  SMALLWARES  RIBBONS  Ready-to-Wear  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  House Furnishings  CARPETS  LINENS  DRESS GOODS  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED THE DAY RECEIVED  &  ior.  2J<  30E  m  ii  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  ^3  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICK  BETWEEN  Vancouver, Bella Coola and Prince Rupert  S. S. "CAMOSUN"  Leaves Bella Coola for Prince "Rupert at C p m. Thins  day, March 2 and 16.  Leaves Bella Coola for Vancouver at 10 p. m. Friday  February 25 and March 10. .      .  S. S. "C.OQUitlam" sails from Vancouver fortnightly, carrying Gasoline and Explosives, will call  at Bella Coola by arrangement.  For.rates of Freights, Fares and other information, apply I"  Head Officio, Cakkau, St., Vancouver; or Geo. McGkecoi:.  agent,  1003 Government St., Victoria  J*:  ion  ) ������ C  lOE  =^=W! Saturday, February 19,  1916  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  *M\  ernment should be run according  to business principles.  One business principle is to  eliminate all needless waste, to  utilize,'everything that can be  made of "use; in short, practice  economy.,, That is the principle  <Jf    - ,-. ...'������������������'������������������    . -. ������������������  future governments must adopt  and, strictly adhere to.  'r.,    ' .  \V   j o     o     o     o     o  k     "Crisis in B. C."  ^The famous pamphlet "Crisis.  in/B~ C." has, in its short career,  according;to its enemies suffered  'deathV'tvwce.    The'last time it  died it was at the hands of the  court in a suit for libel.  , It took the intrepid authors of  the pamphlet some time after  the blow received to readjust  their forces; but the interval occupied _in making preparations  for renewed attacks upon the  looters of the province has been  well spent, and we predict that  the "Crisis" and its chief spokesmen will be factors which the  government will find are not  dead but more active than ever.  "Truth crushed to earth will  rise again."  A Member of the "Business"  Government.  A feu) tines u)e specially  recommend  Duerrs���������  Jams and Jellies  Huntley & Palmers  ���������Biscuits  Griff en & Skelleys  famous gold and  silverbar���������  Canned and dried  fruits  v������EEES0N, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  '.Wholesale Grocers  -~*\A *t*  Vancouver, B. C.  Q^r������i  i  'POLARINE"  fhe~ Best Known and  Popular Lubricant for  */0M' Motor Boats  _*S������i  its use assures freedom from Carbon deposit  on valves, spark plugs, or In cylinders  IMPERIAL OIL CO. LTD., VANCOUVER, B. C.  _i~=_������  _J^<JI_>������-><_l_^<_*^������<>_5~_>������Jr<J������������  ���������***!     Ui    /-/*    _SI4>  ��������������� ___ sb*yy2-������  ������iiaecre  i ������*������������������������������:  Si'V?'- |-,^;;  There is a strong suspicion  abroad, sustained and fostered  by past records, that the government as constituted is in a sense  a business government; but its  main business is to so conduct  the government that its members  make as much money for themselves as possible. . To illustrate  what we mean by such a charge  we, will relate Mr. Tisdall's,;the  present minister of public works,  relation to the Dominion Trust  Company, as vouched for by Hon.  W. J. Bowser himself.  Of course it should not be  necessary to state that we for a  moment believe Mr. Tisdall would  have lent himself to the work in  question if he had known the  consequences of his act.  / Mr. J. S. Cowper, secretary of  the Depositors' Committee of the  Dominion Trust Company, told  the story as follows in a speech  held at Vancouver a few days  ago:  "It may surprise you to learn  that it was Mr. Tisdall himself who introduced the Dominion  Trust petition for the illegal  charter to the 1913 legislature.  That bill was sent up for scrutiny  to the private bills committee  whose duty it was to scrutinize  it for illegalities. This was the  committee which failed to acquaint the house of the illegal  clause permitting the acceptance  of deposits, but instead recommended to the house to pass the  bill. On that committee were  two Vancouver members. Dr.  McGuire was one; Mr. Tisdall  was the other.  "Was it in ignorance these men  passed  that  bill?    Mr.  Bowser  stated to the committee of depositors that he had  suspected  that Arnold was intent on slipping one over the government and  inserting a deposit clause in the  provincial   charter.      'I  sent a  solicitor from   my own   department,' said Mr. Bowser, 'and he  reported that there was a deposit  clause in the charter.    I told my  solicitor to see the members of  the private bills committee and  point out to them that the deposit  clause was illegal, and he came  back  and  reported  to  me that  Arnold had got all the members  of the private  bills  committee  lined up, so that they were all  unanimous in insisting on passing  the bill with the illegal clause  in.'    Mr.  Bowser's excuse was  that he could not have opposed  the bill on the floor of the legislature after it had received the  endorsement of the private bills  committee without defeating the  government.    His duty of course  was clear.    Of the two evils he  chose the greater.    It was better  to let the institution go on as a  lure and decoy to thousands till  it should crash to the ground and  bring down with it the hopes and  fortunes' of thousands.     Better  that than to defeat the government.    That's 'business,' that is.  "If  what   Hon.   Mv.   Bowser  stated   is  true,   and   I   have no  reason  to doubt it, Mr. Tisdall  and  the other members of .the  private'chills   committee   forced  that    Dominion   Trust    charter  through the legislature for some  reason or other in  the face' of  Mr. Bowser's opposition and to  please Mr.  Arnold,  though  advised by a member of the attorney-general's staff that the bill  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING KIGIiTS of the Dominion, in  ^ Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Albekta,  the Yukon 'J ehritoky. the North-west Territories and in u portion of the Province of  British Columbia, may be leased for a frm of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,5iiu acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the AkciU or Sub Agent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  Jn surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied  for shall be utaked out by the applicant  -himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of $5 which will be refunded it 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.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Aj?ent with|sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining ritrhts  are not bcinn operated, nuch returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  Thelea.se will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may bo  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $,10.00 an acre.  For full  information   application  should  be  made to the Secivtury of the Department of the .  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Anenl  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. U.~ Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������3UI90.  s^se  ^ HL^-^ir^  1 Ks'I-S^-SSWr-*! B=3HV  / heMason (jr Risch Piano  of to-day will mat\e plain our  privilege to state with authority;  "NO FINER  PIANO MADEl"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  1  l  ������������������������  U.  ^| Let us attend your Victor Record  ^U mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  BUSINESS CARDS  Geoffrf.y K. Burnett   D. J. McGucan  C.K., U.C.I..S., B.A..S.C, B.C\L.H.,  ASS. M. CAN. KOC. C.K.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors-to Geoirrey 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 836. Telephone 232.  HOE  Fur Sales Agency  , 600 dealers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for ?. 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 imaiediately after sale.  Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B.C  [oi  \A/HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \X7HAT person so independent?  rHAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of   the necessaries  of life?  Bella Coola   farmers are  independent)  they are strangers to hard times.  T^HE REASONS for this  enviable  condi-  ���������*���������   tion of affairs   are   obvious  to  anyone  who knows the Bella Coola Valley.   ...  The land is fertile and needs little or no  irrigation. The climate is mild and-enjoyable ; long warm summers with sufficient  rainfall and mild winters make for excellent crops.  Large and small fruits, garden'and field  crops are grown to the best advantage.  This fact was established at the Prince  Rupert exhibition last year when farm produce from Bella Coola Valley earned away,  over twenty first prizes.  hoe  Dealers and Trappers  We pay highest price for  your furs and castorium,  also handle goods on  commission, advancing  2-3 of value, our charges  being 5 per cent, for  handling.  THE EDMONTON HIDE & FUR CO.  P. O. Box 863  EDMONTON, Alta.  157 MeDougall Ave.  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.  was illegal."  A representative in parliament  is there to take care of the interests of the people. Mr. Tisdall in the instance related above  did advisedly and deliberately,  against the protest of the legal  adviser of the province, betray  the trust placed in him by those  who elected him; with the result  that hundreds of them lost their  savings in the wreck that followed.  From now until the general  election the battle between the  government and the opposition  will know no truce.  WmmmsSt.  Get "More Money** for your Foxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, Deaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collected in your *cciioo  SHIP YOUK FUHSDIHECT to "SHIIUERT" the largest  house In the World dealing exclusively In NORTH AMERICAN RAW FtlkS  a reliable���������responsible���������safe Fur House with an unblemished reputation existing for "more than a third of a century." a lonjr successful record of sending Fur Shippers prompt .SATIS FACTORY  AN D PROFITABLE returns. Write for "tTbt febnbtrt fc-btpptr."  the only reliable, accurate market report and price list published.  Write for It-NOW���������ifm FREE  AR ^T-IITRFRT In^  2S-27 west Austin ave.  . 13. D11KJ DtLK. 1 , inc. Dept c 67 CHICAGO. U.S.A.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA COOLA  COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One Yeah $1.00  Six Months 0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $1.00  -*"���������"   n>   ������������������ .������ u^punniiii ,-. niimiin.1* i i*������Miiw i>.-ii^'������i.mi h m, ntMMUtMtM.*,  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find  .subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name   P. O   Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription encloied - > i  ii|  11 -  i >  l!.i  I'M  'ill  4 i?  BELLA COOLS COURIER  Saturday, February /^ jg,  HOE  D  Si  a  Butter That Keeps.  ���������  a  ������  - V*  ouner  ONE DOLLAR  FOR' ONE YEAR  7?  The Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coasl between Vancouver and  . Prince Rupert.  A distance of six hundred miles.  It will be to your interest to keep 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 of increased  sales that public advertising brings.  DEAL ESTATE booms in the  cities have come and gone.  People are beginning to flock to  the country- The North-West  Coast of British Columbia offers  opportunities for all. Did not  know, is no excuse. Investors  should keep posted on developments by reading the "Courier."  Job  ���������  i  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.   We will do it right.  BY C. LANCASTER.  Many   of   your readers  have  no doubt experienced  the difficulty in getting top  prices for  the butter they have turned out.  While every care may have been  taken in handling the butter the  results have not fulfilled expectations.    We.cannot  here enumerate the probable causes for  discouragment,- but  we can  go  into one feature   which  caused  the dairymen  of   Ontario,   and*  parts of this province, to change  their  methods   and   adopt  the  Creamery plan.  ���������It is well known in the butter  line that uniformity is the chief  desirable point in butter. -Uniformity is only possible with a  Creamery. In making the butter, the Creamery can regulate  the quality, appearance, et., in  which the individual dairy man  cannot, we do not mean to imply  that the individual is incapable  of doing so,, but as the individual  handles only a small amount, his  vveighments and measurements  would be so small that he would  probably find himself adopting  the hit or miss system of guess-  ing. In the handling of butter  by the Creamery, guessing is  eliminated and actual measurements substituted thus ensuring  a finished article which is more  uniform than'that made on the  farm. Furthermore, each dairyman probably has a favorite  method of making butter and  that method is just a bit different to the ,one followed by his  neighbor, it is apparent, therefore, that butter made at two  adjacent farms may be, possibly  is, possessed with no degree of  uniformity; one may find a good  local demand and the other may  not. The local demand, however, presents a very meagre  living, and one farmer alone with  a respectable size herd could  cater for the entire local market.  The export market wants butter and is importing it from  points as remote as New Zealand.  A part at least of  this market  could be supplied by Bella Coola  and the aim and object of this  article is to point this out to the  farmers and dairymen in Bella  Coola.    Being favored as we are  with a climate and  fertiilly of  land capable of producjng on a  small acreage all the feed that  would be required to stall feed  milking  cows   during   the cold  months,   an   a'bundant   flow   of  milk is assured.   The right strain  and  breed  of cows  capable of  producing a large per centage of  butter  fat  in  the  milk can  be  gradually worked up on well established lines.    By adopting the  lines laid down by the Dominion  Experimental Station the product  of butter in this valley should be  second to none both as regards  quantity and quality.  A very considerable portion of  the money spent on butter in this  province goes out of the province  and in noway helps those (outside jobbers) who have, a legitimate claim to it. A good per  centage of this money could be  diverted to Bella Coola dairymen  and farmers, no matter how remote from the actual point of  shipping or how far up the valley.  It must, however, be distinctly  stated that dairying means work,  daily work, if the best results are  to be obtained. If this line is  made a business there is no reason why it.should not prove a very  remunerative undertaking. Don't  keep cows,-make cows keep.you.  We cannot eat our cake and keep  it, the same holds good with  cows. Ship out or butcher all  steers; keep the heifers and the  heifers will in turn keep you.  3   ������   i ui uii.ii iv mil ILJI JIIVHH JILUL   ������   0  they WILL STAND IT-because they are MADE TO WEAR  NOBODY BUYS OVERALLS TO PLAY TRICKS WITH  THEM  SUCH AS IS SHOWN IN THE PICTURE ABOVE  IN WHICH.FOURMEN EXERTED ALL THEIR STRENGTH '  IN THE EFFORT TO RIP A PAIR OF PEABODYS'OVERALLS.  BUT IF THEY WILL STAND TH1S-THEY WONT RIP  UNDER THE HARDEST KIND OF LEGITIMATE. WEAR;  WE  ARE   THE  AGENTS' OF  PEABODYS"  GUARANTEED  OVERALLS.  A decided economy in fuel consumption is  effected by using nickeiled steel in  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.  We buy from the Factory and  sell to YOU direct. Largest  Plumbing Showroom West of  Toronto. Let its quote vou.  KYDD BROS., LIMITED  Vancouver, B. C.  ���������Rgnge  oven. It attracts and holds the  heat far better than most oven  materials. See the McCIary dealer.  S3  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  The  $1 a Year  Published every  Saturday at  1 '*  HOE  DD  j   '"THE two principal reasons,  why   you   should   buy'  "Shamrock" Hams, Bacon,  Lard, etc., are:  FIRST���������  There is none better.  SECOND���������  They are the only  brands produced in  B. C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  Burns;  BACON  MWlfcfW  LARD  BUTTER   EGGS  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and Provisioned  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  Ogilvie's  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now  From  GOOD GROCERS  B*Brynildsen&  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Notion  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  M  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP. HEATING AND  COOK STOVES  Large and well assorted stock  of Men's, Boys' and Children's  Clothing, Shirts and Underwear  We carry the largest and most  up-to-date stock of Men's,  Women's and Children's Shoes  in all styles at the lowest possible price. Men's Furnishings  to suit individual tastes     ������    ������  Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles  Settlers, Prospecftors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing bu(; the moft suitable articles are kept at price's that  invite competition.  Paints -  Oils  - Varnishes  -  Stai  ins  Crockery and Glassware of all kinds  Patent Medicines of all descriptions  Best brands of Flour.     Feed and Grain of all sorts  kept on hand.    Prompt service  Best Goods���������Lowest Prices���������Largest Stock  RAW FURS BOUGHT &ND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C.  iltst-r,?j!W*tv\-'*  T^'-'jCV"M?������?,W*>^rA


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