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 >1  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCEL-  LENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  cot  WEATHER   REPORT  Compiled by Mr. G.  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.  .$##  i'ni  2���������NO. 22  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21,  1914.  $1.00 a Year  fo  ^  Farmers May Form  New Political Party  J&Moosejaw,   Sask.,   Feb. 18.���������  ^ilie proposals - to form a  third  political party to enter the poli-  -,._Ji&tics of  the  Dominion  was  the  "t'^chief topic at the annual meeting  "'    ^o'f the Grain Growers' Association held here.    It is felt that  ^|t]f| two political parties in exis-  Wikne. now tend to disunite the  m  ^H|$f8rces of the farmers and that  ?S??armerS' pai'ty  be  organizecl  'Jifefid financed by voluntary con-  flffiributions   from   local   associa-  -Vfftions.   .......  *'ij ',^A strong speech was made in  i ofavor of a lower tariff by Mr. W.  ���������  "** J.   Tregillus,   president   of   the  "'f'United Farmers of Alberta, in  . ��������� , the course of which he said that  ��������������� -the people of Canada paid more  'in? direct and  indirect charges  , Jthan the people of any country  -   lf in the world.  Prince of Wales Will Make  Empire Tour  London, Feb. 18.���������Preliminary  plans have been drafted for the  tour of the British Empire, to be  made by the Prince of Wales in  1915. The trip is to include a  visit to the United States on the  return journey.  f "PrinceRupert Deal Made  ���������    /^Prince Rupert, Feb. 19.���������The  '"'Bank  of   Montreal  has  agreed  ���������Iv^ith the city to sell the remain-  ��������� .';Ang treasury;certificates, totalling  7^t%281,000, left over from the 1912  '^Jyfile.    The city will proceed at  ^'once with its hydro-electric un  ^dertaking.  X.  at  ���������IT  ;e  d  n  *���������     '  J  'Governor-General of South  --." Africa Resigns  ^".London, Feb. 18.���������Lewis Har-  ^" court, secretary of state for the  'colonies,   formally   notified   the  ^House that Viscount Gladstone  "would cease to be governor-general of the Union of South Africa  in June.    He added that the reason   of    the   governor-general's  ^resignation was purely domestic  " and had no connection with the  events arising out of the recent  general strike in South   Africa  , v    and the deportation of the strike  ������������&:' leaders.  : :������#    Wk First Message to Explorer  i'������^  ������������������  '*v Regina, Feb. 18. ��������� Assistant  Commissioner Wood of the R. N.  W. M. P. states that a patrol  which left Dawson City shortly  after New Year's Day, is carrying the first direct message sent  to explorer Stefansson's party  from the civilized world. The  patrol is now between Dawson  City and Fort McPherson. Sergeant Dempster is in charge.  They are expected back in Dawson City by the middle of March  ,. and will bring word from Stef-  ansson and his party.  Castillo Captured and  Executed By Rebels  El Paso, Tex., Feb. 18.���������Maximo Castillo and six of his followers, credited with having deliberately caused the Cumbre tunnel  disaster, have been captured and  executed near Chocolate Pass,  about forty-five miles northeast  of Pearson, Chihuahua, according  to telegrams received by Gen.  Francisco Villa, in Juarez.  The messages were sent from  Casas Grandes, he said, by constitutionalist officials. A de-  tatchmentof rebel cavalry under  Major Juan Samaniego surrounded Castillo's band near the pass,  it is reported, and captured seven  of them, including Castillo.        ���������  Redistrbution May  Lead to Tory Split  Prince Rupert, Feb. 19.���������The  redistribution bill will affect this  riding. The constituency of Co-  mox-Atlin will be split, giving  one member in the north and another in the south. Mr. H. S.  Clements, M. P., has not yet  made up his mind which of the  constituences he is likely to take  and he will naturally have choice.  He would probably choose the  Skeena riding as being the most  active and having the most patronage, but the local Conservatives claim they will not stand  for a non-resident member any  longer. Also there are one or  two local aspirants who would  like to see Mr. Clements go south  and give them a chance.  No Hope of Raising  Vadso; Lies Too Deep  Vancouver, Feb. 19.���������Submerged to a depth of 1000 feet, the  ill-fated steamer Vadso will not  be raised. Manager Beazley, of  the Union Steamship Company,  after a conference with Captain  Logan, of the Marine Underwriters' Association, decided that  no attempt will be made, as it  would be a feat utterly impossible  to accomplish.  It is given out that an inquiry  into the disaster when the vessel  struck an uncharted rock in  the Portland Canal and sank, will  be held. The date, however, is  as yet not setv Further particulars, it is expected, will be given  out at an early date pending the  disposition of the marine and  fisheries department at Ottawa  in the matter.  Big Blaze at Hazelton  Hazelton, Feb. 19.���������The dwelling and store of Mr. Charles V.  Smith was completely destroyed  by fire on Sunday morning.  Nothing was saved. The loss  included a big stock of furs.  Mr. Smith is an old-time merchant in the Skeena country.  Radium Located  Near Vancouver  Vancouver, Feb. 19. ��������� Radium,  the precious mineral which is  worth over $200,000 a grain, has  been discovered by Mr. Joseph  Z. Lajojc, of Lajoie Falls, B. C,  in the Bridge River country,'just  105 miles from this city,.  Pitch-blende, carrying a quantity of this mineral, was discovered in that district by Mr.  Lajoie some two years ago, but  owing to the fact that at the  time he believed it to be unworkable, he did not stake it till last  spring, when he discovered what  a precious piece of property he  had left unlocated. He immediately staked it, and at present it  is in his name.  The vein of pitch-blende is said  to run at least 1000 feet. As to  the depth of the deposit there  has been no estimate made.  It is Mr. Lajoie's intention to  commence work on the radium  mine this spring, and open up  the mine and ship the ore to  France or the United States for  treatment.  Mr. A. Blakemore is busy on  the construction of a building on  his lot in the town.  Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Johnson of  Firvale visited town during the  week.  Gets World's Altitude Record  on  A meeting of the Yeoman's Band  of the W. C. T. U. will be held  on Wednesday next at 2 p. m.,  at the home of Mrs.- B. F.  Jacobsen.  Every member is requested to be  present and any interested in  the work will be cordially welcomed.  Mrs. J. R. Morrison, Sec.  Will Not Participate  London, Feb. 18. Premier As-  quith again refused British official participation in the Panama-Pacific Exposition to be held  at San Francisco.  "The British government, recently considered the question of  participating in the exposition at  San Francisco, but regrets that  it does not feel able to modify  its previous decision," he said.  Gift Library Burnt  Down By Suffragettes  Birmingham; Feb. 18. ��������� The  Carnegie library at Northfield,  six miles south of Birmingham,  was"destroyed by an arson squad  of suffragettes. All the books  were burned and only the shell  of the building was left.  Fiji Becoming Hindoo  Melbourne, Feb. 18.���������Hindoos  are emigrating to the Fiji Islands  in large numbers, according to  Mr. J. M. Hedstrom, legislative  councillor for Fiji. In many  places Indian hawkers and traders and Chinese storekeepers  were starving out the Europeans.  Those interested in the outlook  of the colony regarded the future  with apprehension.  Indians were increasing so  rapidly that Fiji was becoming  a Hindoo settlement. The influx,  irrespective of the natural increase each year, was over 4000  annually.  Johannisthal, Germany, Feb/  19.���������Robert Thelen, a German  aviator, made a world's altitude  record here for a fight with four  passengers. He attained a height  of 9350 feet.  Battle Squadrons Depart  London, Feb. 19.���������The departure from home stations of the  first and third battle squadrons  and the first battle cruiser squadron completes a series of British  fleet movements spread over the  past month, which have virtually  denuded the shores of England  of their defensive ring of fighting craft, and at the same time  affords the clearest proof of the  vastly improved international  situation.  NOTICE  ��������� A meeting of the Farmers' Institute followed by a social will  be held at the Colony Hall, Hagensborg, on Thursday, February 26th, at 2 p. m.  Messrs. S. Le C. Grant and D.  H. Hoage -.vill deliver addresses  on the work of the recent convention at Victoria.  Refreshments will be served.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  SS. Camosun docked here on j The outgoing passengers by  Saturday afternoon with the j the last south-bound steamer in-  usual large consignment of mer-j eluded Dr. Inman, eye-specialist  chandise besides a number of ' of Prince Rupert, and Dr. Suther-  passengers, among whom were : land of Vancouver.  Messrs.   D.  Raynham.  C.  Balfour  and  L  Mr. Raynham is from Sydney,  Austrailia, and comes to join his  old-time partner, Mr. Alf. Blakemore.  Mr. Raynham leaves for Vancouver by the next boat to return  in the course of a week or two  with his wife and family, when  Masquerade Ball At Grand View Hotel  A masquerade ball, described  as one of the most successful and  enjoyable social functions .ever  held in the town, took place at  the Grand View Hotel on Friday  evening of last week.  A large number of local ladies  and gentlemen accepted the invitation of proprietor Frank Hagan,  and many and varied were the  costumes, which included both  the beautiful and motley. For  once could be seen knights and  cavaliers with their ladies mingling on terms of friendly intimacy  with Mephistopheles, Sweet-  faced and innocent flower girls,  with no apparent qualm of fear,  made merry with wild men, bandits and Indians:* Uncle Sam  and Japan were seen to be on  friendly terms, the question of  the Californian land bill being  seemingly far from the minds of  each. Clowns and high digna-  tories each seemed to think themselves of equal importance and  found equal favor in the eyes of  several coy Spanish dancing-girls.  Splendid music was supplied  by Mrs. B. F. Jacobsen, Miss M.  Fonceca, Messrs. E. R. A. Russell and P. Gadsden, which added  much to the pleasure of the occasion.  A dainty supper was served  at midnight, after which, dancing was resumed until the wee  small hours of the morning.  The task of the judges, whose  duty it was to award prizes for  the best costumes, was indeed  no sinecure, and only after mature deliberation were the awards  announced as follows: Best costume, lady, Mrs. Frank Robinson  (evening); best costume, gentlemen, Mr. Chas. Taylor (Dutch  boy).  Mr. James Chadwell acted as  master of the ceremonies.  We regret to learn that the  bridge across the Nootsatsum  River at the old crossing, so urgently needed by the settler, and  so confidently expected, is not to  be built this year. We can only  advise our friends to keep this  matter in mind. The government may be able to afford it  someday. At anyrate if this  government won't build it the  next one may, and that may not  mean long to wait either.  As there appears to be several  important functions billed to  take place during the next couple  of weeks it has been decided to  postpone the Development  League entertainmentannounced  for the 25th inst. The date and  character of the entertainment  will be announced in due course  through the medium of this  paper.  NOTICE.  Miss Muriel Fonceca will give a  CONCERT at Colony Hall, Hagensborg, on Thursday, February 26th, at 7:30 p.m. Admission  25 cents.  Basket Social  Dr. Inman left for Prince Rupert after spending a week  in (given  the  valley   practicing   his  pro  fession.  Dr. Sutherland who owns considerable town property at this  place, before leaving parted with  some of his holdings to Mr. O.  Colony Hall, Hagensborg,  February 21st, 1914,  in   aid   of   Lower   Bella   Coola, ,     ,.  School.      Entertainment  to  be trom the whart-  partly   by  children  and |   partly by adults.  Admission 50 cents.   Time, 7:30 prompt  It seems that among the prominent and illustrious personages  who grace this town with their  presence, is a famous and fearless professor of aquatics.  On several occasions this summer this intrepid person, always  choosing, in his modesty, a time  when few people were present  to witness his extraordinary  feats (not feet), gave excellent  and thrilling exhibitions of high  diving from the wharf.  Rumor has it that the professor, who by-the-way received his  early training in Europe at the  hands of champions now past and  gone, chose last Saturday for his  latest astonishing performance.  On this occasion, discarding common procedure but not so his  clothes, our local champion executed a wonderful backward  summersault off the wharf, much  to the astonishment and appreciation of the onlookers.  Unfortunately, on this occasion, our worthy champion failed  to take the precaution of first  making sure the tide was in before executing his graceful  plunge, and consequently finished  up in some depth of real Bella  Coola mud.  However, we wish him better  luck next time. No���������we don't  know his name.  Excellent sleighing continues,  and full advantage is being taken  of it. Both saw mills at Hagensborg are hard at it getting in  their logs, while the merchant  of that town is keeping his team  on   the  road   freighting   goods  they will take up their permanent! Landry, who is now making ar-  residence in this town. I rangements for clearing of same.  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.  c  <"5 ���������"> ���������<"M'">-<T> O  GJlutrrh Nnttr?  Public Worship of God.  Sunday School     -     2:30 p.m.  Chirrch Service     -    7:30 p.m.  Preacher for Sunday���������Rev.  W. H. Gibson. --;<���������. ,  ��������� & ������  Reo.  T. C. Colwell, B. A., Pastor k  to Advertise.   An ad. in the Courier never fails to bring results.  Give us a trial. (���������noSL���������Tc.) Let us publish your Land Notices. BELLA  COOLA COURIER  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1 Year ........\ '.'$1.00  6 Months        0.75  3 Months    0.50  United States  1 Year $1-50  United Kingdom  1 Year ( $2.00  Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscribers not receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at once. Changes in address should be  sent in as soon as possible.'  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 right to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  risk.  Vancouver Office - - 317-323 Cambie St.  'i&tlufi pojjuli suprrma tst Irx."  'SATURDAY, FEB. 21,. 1914/  Settlers Must Continue to  Take "Short Cut"  Around  The1 crossing of the Nootsatsurh  ���������River has for years been- a bone  of contention with a large num-  ber.of settlers in this valley.  Ever since the time that the  local road, superintendent condemned the site of the original  bridge and, contrary to the advice and wishes of the settlers,  constructed a new road and  bridge, increasing the length of  ���������the':road by some two and a half  miles. Ever since this time, have  the people been clamoring for a  . proper bridge to.be constructed  at the site of the original one.  In the meantime the settlers  immediately concerned, rather  than travel an extra two and a  half miles of road, at times barely . passable for wagons, have  kept up a small temporary bridge  at.the old crossing. This temporary bridge, while in place,  was regularly used by the travell-  ing public, including the superintendent of roads and those in  .his employ.  :���������:-' It was mooted last fall that the  "road superintendent intended recommending a new route.which  would eliminate the necessity of  crossing the Nootsatsum River.  As the route was known to  many of the settlers to be almost  impracticable, except at enormous expense, the settlers protested.  On the occasion of a visit by  Mr. Manson, M.P.P., the matter  was placed before him fully and  clearly in the presence of the  road superintendent.  Mr. Manson advised the settlers (many of them 20 years in  the neighborhood,) to become  fully acquainted with both routes  before deciding, after which, if  they would petition the government through him, their wishes  would, receive every consideration.  The settlers, taking Mr. Man-  son at his word, went carefully  over the route proposed by the  superintendent from end to end,  afterwards getting together in  public meeting, when the project  was heartily condemned and a  petition for a new bridge at the  old crossing of Nootsatsum River  was signed up and despatched to  Mr. Manson.  A reply has just been received  from the Department of Public  Works which briefly states that  this work is not to be done. No  reason is given. That is left to  the people to figure out for themselves.    ���������  The people above Nootsatsum  and all who travel our roads, are  condemned to travel the canyon  road until such time as the government is in a position to.go  ahead again with public works.  This is a trifling sample of  what Sir Richard meant when  he said that the progress of public works would not be interfered  with except in the, interior and  "particularly in the North.-"  However, there are other resolutions and petitions from the  people in'the hands of the "government, which have for their  object the saving of money to  the government, and this only.  It will be interesting to see if  the wishes of the people in these  matters will be respected.  Who sold the Songese Reserve?  Who has allowed the agricultural industry in the province to  become stagnated?  Who failed to do anything towards developing our deep sea  fisheries?  Who sold the great timber  areas of the province to foreign  speculators?  ,Who, with a huge surplus only  two years ago, have gone broke,  and are afraid to face the conse-  The High Cost of Living  ByT. C .'"���������'���������  quencesI  Who���������Oh, what's the use.  Who Did It?  Many and varied have been  the attempts on the part of the  government organs to excuse the  profligacy of the McBride government, and to cast the blame  for the necessity of borrowing  on to some other shoulders.  The Victoria Colonist at last  suggests that the necessity of  borrowing might not have arisen  had not the Liberal party opposed  Sir Richard's request to the Dominion government for better  terms.  Any old excuse is better than  none, but this is really no excuse  at all.  Can the Colonist show that the  Liberal party has been responsible for the best agricultural  land in the Province passing to  the speculators?  Is the Liberal party responsible  for the extragance and waste in  the expenditure of public money?  Has the Liberal party any use  for the army of petty officials and  carpet-baggers which go to make  up the hind wheels of the government machine?  Who sold the Kitsilano Reserve,  paying $300,000, out of which  $80,000 went to .the hangers-on,  $220,000 to-the Indians, and the  Province did- not get the Reserve  after all? Was this the Liberal  party ?  A Strange Notion.  The Liverpool Daily Post, commenting on the recent visit to  England of Comptroller Fortes-  que of the Royal North West  Mounted Police, for recruiting  purposes, has this to say:-  "This illustrates rather forcibly the absurdity of supposing  that Canada could furnish both  ships and men for the British  Navy."  We are not aware that it was  intended to man the Canadian  Navy from the ranks of the  North West Mounted Police.  True, we have heard jocular  references to the British "Horse  Marines," but the creation of  such a force, or utilizing the R.  N. W. M. P. as such a force was  never contemplated here.  How the Liverpool Daily Post  became, possessed of such a  strange notion is a mystery to us.  The Royal North West Mounted Police force is one thing, and  the Canadian Navy would by  now have been another, had it  not been for milk-and-watery  tactics of a government whose  motto seems to be ' 'Never do today what you can put [off until  the day after tomorrow."  o     o     o     o     o  No doubt the people will be  delighted to know that they are  to pay between twenty-four and  twenty-five thousand dollars for  the trip taken by Col. Sam and  twenty-one officers to Europe  last year. No wonder when the  government can spend the  people's money in this fashion  they know nothing of the high  cost of living and have no sympathy with the cry for free food.  As long as the people will pay  for such trips can it be wondered  at that those who partake of the  people's bounty think that this  is the best of all possible worlds.  This is a question that, has  passed beyond the bounds of individual concerns, and has become a serious concern on the  part of governments.  There is one cause to which  much attention has been given  of late, namely the tendency for  people to abandon productive  occupations in favor of unproductive ones.   .  The country is being depopulated and the cities overcrowded.  The farmer leaves  the land,  where not'only is living cheap  for himself, but where he is increasing the amount produced,  thus lowering prices to the average consumer.      When  he  becomes involved in the real estate  business and enhances the price  of building sites and homes, be  brings about, in a double sense,  a cause of the high cost of living.  War must come .in for its share  of-the blame. ���������  The people of the United Kingdom are still paying off the enormous cost of the Boer war. tThe  Italian government is busy extracting from the people $60,  000,000 for the late war, with  Turkey.' The American nation  have $800,000,000 for the Span ish-  American war to settle. Our  own Canadian people of either  political party are bent on spending $35,000,000 of Canadian  money for militarism, and we  must not forget that every dollar  of this adds to the cost of living  to the average citizen.  Our legislators are not paying  these enormous sums put of their  own pockets. They get the  money, by taxing our clothing,  boots and shoes,' farm implements and almost every manufactured article.  Canada is yet young." We are  still in the making, and great  development work has yet to be  undertaken.  Our railroads have cost us one  thousand million dollars, half of  which has been subscribed, not  by the shareholders of the various companies, but by the people.  Somehow or other each of us has  to meet our share of these bills.  This again has a material effect  on the cost of living.  (to be continued.)  Saturday, Fetruary 21,   /Q^ilJt  Popular  and   Useful  Gifts  A Birks' Watch, Chain or Fob  WATrHF*S for Men and. Boys, in a great variety of  . Ty*** Vii^������J styles> but all warranted to be reliable  timekeepers. We have many fine grades in men's Thi  Models, as well as in Models especially intended  Doctors, Merchants, Ranchers and Lumbermen.  WATCHES for Ladies in the newest popular case do-  signs.    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 Z������s������z, *??l -'���������������       ��������� ���������    -        menclaDie styles in vojmo  and our Catalogue illustrates a very representative  play of our stock.    See pages 21, 22, 26, 40 and 41.  !)  for  UKS-  ,'Write for our Catalogue which contains everything  worth while in the jewelry line.  Ill  HENRY BIRKS & SONS, LTD.  ������ SILVERSMITHS  Vancouver, B.C.  JEWELLERS AND SILVERSMITHS  GEORGE E. TROREY  Managing Director  The Bank of British North America  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  fc  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  Render Unto Caesar  By C. A.  While admiring the generous  spirit shown by the "Courier"  in crediting to Sir Richard McBride a disposition of welcome  towards opinions not shared by  himself, the writer cannot altogether agree with this. Rather  does he feel compelled to attribute this apparent disposition on  his part, to a lack* of any deep  or abiding convictions on any  subject or fundamental principle  of government, other than what  appears to him "policy" for the  moment.  "An ardent Imperialist," you  say.    At one time a champion of  Provincial rights. At the present time being guided with an  eye single to the benefit of the  Federal Government. Thecoa!  question will,-1 think, illustrate  this.  Three years ago Dr. G. A.,Mc-  Guire, M. P. P., of Vancouver,  brought to the attention ofthe  local government the apparency  high price of coal in the province  and asked for a commission to  investigate. The Premier reply- '  ing, almost tearfully deplored  his inability to do ."anything. It  was, he said, a matter for the  Dominion Government to deal  with.  Later, after the change of  government at Ottawa, Dr. Mc-  Guire again brought the matter  up, this time being received with  Braids  :^B.EST:;,>i-i  Did You Get Yours  This Morning  BRAID'S BEST COFFEE  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  Kemp's INVALID PORT  A SUPERIOR  MEDICATED  WINE  Unsurpassed as a  TONIC,  STIMULANT   AND   INVIGORATOR  Ji       m if il      Wholesale  Distributers  . A. lepoorten Ltd,,Vancouver, b.c.  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  Boscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S S.'VENTURE'Leaves Vidoria eyery We(|nesday-  ���������������������������*   * 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 FreitfhtH,  FareH mid other information, apply to  Hkad Okkick, Carrau, St.,   Vancouver; or  John  Barn.hi.ky,  1003  GoVKRNMKNT ST.,   VICTORIA. -Ir'  DtlC(  an<  re.  I*  KE  MK  ich  >  MfSaturday,  February 21,   1914  BELLA   COOLA  COURIER  3  a.cold stare and silence.  ,/',. The people of Vancouver show-  ^ed their appreciation of Dr. Mc-  < Guire's efforts by electing him  at the head of the poll, even over  the    high    and    mighty    Boss  Bowser.    At this,  the  Premier  promptly reversed, and at least  appointed a "bluff,commission."  This  clearly  shows the  course  independent opinion must take  considera-  befpre receiving any  ^ionffrom him.  i^������peaking in Victoria recently,  , ^Si&%chard replied to the charge  ^:f'tnVatthe Province was being over-  '''(run with Federal and Provincial  >   ' comm issions, in a rather curious  manner.     He-claimed this was  made necessary by the absence  of an opposition in the legislature.  ,This would almost suggest that  Sin?*Kichard-   entertains   grave  liJmibts as to the advisability of  Rafting on the advice of his sup-  jffimprlers.     But has  Sir  Richard  \*v?ever given   his   supporters  the  Impression     that    independent  opinion or criticism was welcome?  ^Alllevidence points in the other  ejection.  Efc. Wm. Manson, member for  jgl^ena, speaking in reply to the  fs$eech from the throne, a year  *^Tgol had an excellent opportuni-  ' '-%ty|tb raise, himself above a mere  ^party hack.  ���������*f*^He might, by an appeal to his  (Cfriends for a higher ideal in public life, have demonstrated that  r, --a;.' government  could   keep   its  < Hands clean,   without an  opposition gun being held under its  vnose".  /v'Hefmight also "have instructively set forth the conditions  and Requirements of his constitu  ency.  .  Apparently considering it the  royal road to preferment and  favorable notice, he occupied  the time of the House in songs  and praise to his leader, which,  in much better taste, might have  been sung at a banquet at the  private expense of himself and  friends.  Sir Richard McBride referred  recently to those who are beginning to view with alarm conditions as they are developing  throughout the Province, as  "calamity howlers," sayingthat  he had no use for "corner lot  speculators."  This is no argument or reply  to many anxious people, who  have quite as much intelligence,  and just as much, confidence in  the natural worth of this Province as he himself as ever possessed.  It is variously estimated, but  the writer would be surprised to  know that less than fort-five  thousand people have left this  province within the past six  months.  They were not all "corner lot  speculators."  The writer has seen their  effects piled in the-freight sheds  at Vancouver, and there were  considerably more tool-boxes and  wash-tubs than pianos.  The truth of the matter is,  that living is so expensive in  this province, that anyone facing  a period of unemployment, takes  his savings and goes where he  can secure more for his money.  The one argument and charge  that the McBride government  cannot get away from, wriggle  or bluff as they may, is that they  have not only failed to do that  which, might reasonably be expected of them towards getting  producers on the land at a pace  with consumption of agricultural  products, but they have materially assisted in creating conditions possible and profitable for  the "corner lot speculators."  With the amount of provincial  credit which is being expended  in securing capital for railroad  construction devoted to road  building, ten times as much  agricultural land would be opened up.  We have motor trucks on the  > market capable of conveying ten,  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING RIGHTS of Ilit- Dominion, in  '-' Manitoiia. Saskatchewan and Ai.hkrta,  th������! Yukon TisumroitY. tin; Noktii-wkhtTkihu-  'IiiKiios and in a portion of (lie I'riivinci-; of  British Cumimiiia, may lie Icam-il for a term of  Iwonty-one yi;arB at an annual rental of .$1 an  acre. Not more than 2.500 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease mu.st be made by tbe  applicant, in person to the AKent or Sub-Anent  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 unmirvi.-yed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Kach application must be accompanied 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 mine at. the rate of live cents per ton.  The person operating tbe mine shall furnish  the AKent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not beintr 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 $10.00 an acre.  For  full   information   application   should   be  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Afcent or Sub-Agent...  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY.  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.R.- Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for. HOG'JO.  0>-������ssaH>-esES������-o^8aBiBK>-������BSj&o-<irat������-o-������ia*������-< >-������B^o-*3L5z������o-������^ft>o-si������ra^o-^Kiyo<Hi^^  K)4HfrlO  Prospectors,,  ampere.  Why Pack Your Outfits  Further Than Necessary?  a  WE CARRY COMPLETE LINES OF THE FOS-LOWIMG AT BELLA COOLA PRICES:  GROCERIES TENTS iDRY GOODS HARDWARE  CAMPERS' SUPPLIES PACKERS' REQUISITES  HAY   AND   GRAIN  Bella Coola Mercantile Co., Hagensborg  12 Miles from Bella  Coola and on Direct  Route to the Interior  0><BEa������-oaias������-<)-csai������-o-aasEt-<)-a8as-o-eaa������-< )-ffix^o-cra^O'������iS������^o-������Bm^o~sa^o<<������B>^^  ��������� <0  Agent for and  Owner of  FARM, TMBER LANDS AND WATER POWER  IN BELLA COOLA AND VICINITY  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.  TEN ACRE FARMS A SPECIALITY  $J 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 ol the province. All information strictly guaranteed.  B. F1LI .IP jACOaSKN, Bella Coola, B. C.  BUSINESS CARDS  GKOFFREV K. I'.tJRNBTT     D. J. McGlJGAN  C.B.. B.C.L.S., H.A.S.C. B.C.I..S..  ASS. M. CAN. SOC, C.E.  Burnett & McGugari  (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. Uox 8SG. Telephone 232.  J. A. LeROY PhoneSey. 9387 J- NATION  BUS  MEETS ALL BOATS AND TRAINS  Hotel Winters  COR. ABBOTT AND  WATER STREETS  VANCOUVER, B.C.  %  EUROFHAN   PLAN    HOT AND COLD WATER  SI.OO TO  S2.50      STEAM   HEATED  ROOMS WITH BATH  \-A-  -t-  &"<  MR. SETTLER  Why not take up  land in a district  ith a future?  wi  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.  fifteen and even twenty tons of  freight, which on reasonably  good roads, would permit trans-?  portation at a cost not greater  than the rate now charged by  the railways.  Given such roads and service,  not only would' produce be  brought to the consumer, but  manufacture would spread out,  taking advantage of cheap water  power, land and other natural  advantages, rather than being  tied down or staggering along  with enormous fixed charges in  capitalized land values and expensive power.  At, a love-feast held at Prince  Rupert in honor of H. S. Clements, M. P., and himself, Mr.  Wm. Manson is reported to have  said that the opposition to the  government's land policy was  for nothing more than political  reasons.  Now Mr. Wise-man, a dog may  sometimes bark up the wrong  tree. Did you ever see a dog  barking to the sky and smelling  coons where there was no tree?  The State of Illinois has undertaken (at an estimated cost of  about two million dollars) a soil  survey of the State. Every parcel of land in the whole State  will be visited and examined by  an expert, and the owner or  tenant advised and instructed in  better methods.  The friends of the movement  claim that the increased returns  and improved quality of produce  should in one year more than  pay for the survey.  In this province, almost every  one is familiar with many cases  subjected    to    severe   summer!^  frosts. ���������  The   writer  has   talked   with  men, who have gone to the lands  department in  Victoria, seeking  information, receiving what ap-1  peared to them to be a "steer";  to some speculator who  had  a'  stand in with the department,     j  We are boastfully reminded of;  the thirteen million dollars out-!  standing on account of land sales, I  and bearing interest to the gov- j  era men t. j  It is within the mark to'say-  that, nine-tenths of this land is!  being held by speculators. Thus!  the government renders assist-j  ance to the speculator, without!  even the questionable advantage j  of participating in the profits.     j  The writer has what would ji  appear to be reliable information ! |  of lots purchased at the govern-j i  ment's land sale in Prince Ru-!|  pert, without a cent being put! 2  up" until the properties were 11  turned over at enhanced values.  In the next issue the writer  will submit his views on the  present unsatisfactory conditions surrounding expenditure of  public funds in the valley.  No cure-all-ills plan or scheme  (the solution must at all times  rest with the people themselves,)  but an endeavor to show how  the people may secure the power  and opportunity for betterment;  of conditions which they do not  now possess.  MRS. J. CLAYTON  %  (Established  1864  Dry Goods (HI Boots and Shoes  Groceries and General Merchandise  Hardware 'm 'Surveyors', Loggers'  and Facktrain Supplies a Speciality  FlTB^k^Tsdd BELLA COOLA, B. C  jf  f)<BHBI-<)-S!3MS&-C>-CailE������-()-SiXnV()-������22K-(    >-������E53-<    >-<3EB������-<  >-gHB3S-0-������EHS>-C-*S������SM)-l.TCe*-<|   |q  >OKM)-<)-������K3aD-<)-������!5BB>-0-C\,ra><L_���������.  L  T  D  o  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous  Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland.  WINESTUQUORS and cigars  PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO  WE   SHIP    PROMPTLY  758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.  ���������0<BBra-0<BE&0  c    c  K>-CKJE������-0-������5KI������-0-������SHM>-������33B>-<    )-3BE2K    )-&XS>(  ejwif w iibmjo MtnovMitrrawtfrcnnM wrwrrtnnrynrmer  BROKEN PLEDGES.  If there is any government organ daring enough to claim that  Mr. Borden has kept his pledges,  will it kindly inform ...a waiting  public when he  1. Appealed to the country on  the naval issue;  2. Created a Western division  of the Railway Commission;  3. Transferred the natural resources of the three Prairie Provinces to their respective Provincial governments;  4. Nationalized the telegraph  and telephone systems of Canada:  5. Did away with the spoils  system;  6. Created a great chilled  meat industry;  7. Purified election, provided  for the prompt, hearing of election petitions, appointed a prosecuting officer to ferret out, expose and punish all electoral  wrong-doing;  8. Practised economy and reduced the public expenditure;  0. Took over all the terminal  elevators of the country;  10.    Reformed the Senate?  These are some of the pledges.  There are ofhe-s    all broken.     \  Halifax Chronicle. !  Highest market prices paid.  Fair grading given.  EXPRESS CHARGES PAID  ON ALL SHIPMENTS.  Prompt returns. Write for  Price List and Shipping Tags  to���������  281-S3 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  n���������        EXPERT  er TAXIDERMIST  728 Helmcken Street  VANCOUVER, B. C.  -irA\t  M  h.  w������������$^  c  Watches and Clocks  Repaired  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  CHARLES TAYLOR  MEL LA  COOLA,   B.C.  ������������Li <-ML>  ><I������l  ���������or  [9J<  fo  3tnYjTr-'.<*'c- -^lr Slre?t  Opporteily for TRAPPERS  Except for politics S:it,"!ii would  ose his grip on some men.  We pav HIGHEST MARKET  PRICES for all Raw Eur 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.  A horse  i  Canada now imports eggs f mm  China, one thousand cases having  arrived on a recent trans-oceanic  steamship. P.ufier from New  where men, who could ill afford \ Zealand and eggs from China,  the loss, have bought lands with'and yet Mr. Foster is trying to:a dandy  the object of mixed farming, j locate markets for the products j "Ills'  only to discover that they were of Canadian farms! j don't li!  dealer was trying to  sen a imrse afflicted with heaves,  and said to the prospective buyer:  "Hasn't  hi1 a fine coat?    Isn't it '  C. H. ROGERS  Direct Exporter and  Manufacturer  Walkerton, can.  coat's   all   rig  e his pants."  .lit   I  The successful wife knows how  to make her husband want to do  what she wants him. I     I  ���������III  i  i$ 1! I  II iil' I  IN  iil!  mv  ill!  HI-  hihi;  !,  II  ill  "ii  Jii  iii1ii!il*J  9  l;jl$p  mi  BELLA   COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, February 21,   /c.^  "Ill  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  $% Lb  RCHA  S  ^  30E  30E  ^1  en's, Ladies' and  Chi  naren s  oes  hoc  HOE  m&  9  ML  ceries,  ware  ^L<  HOE  )   C  non  Men's Suits, Shirts  and Underwear  Mmm  mmm  tH3:Vffit."S  ��������� ������������������<���������$'$'[���������  . **  HOE  )   C  HOE  Pack asid Riding Sa  TENTS  Camp, Heating and Cook Stoves  WE  CARRY  A   LARGE  STOCK  OF  FANCY   AND  STAPLE   GROCERIES  AT LOWEST   PRICES  'ill  1V,  Settlers, Prospectors and Campers  Supplies  B.  BRYNILDSEN   8c  CO.  BELLA  COOLA, B.C.  >v  \J������  Gold Seal Liquor Co., Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C.,  Are the leading Wine and Liquor dealers of the Pacific Coast  They  Specialize with  Quality and  'Price for  Family use.  Write for illustrated Catalogue of Wines, Liquors, Beers,  Ale and Stout.  Japan to Expand Nayy  Tokyo, Feb. 18.���������The'House of  Representatives has adopted the  budget, which provides an appropriation of $62,000,000, spread  over five years, for the expansion  of the navy.  Stefansson Thinks  ������  ���������  THE Manufacturers of all  M00NEY BISCUIT ���������^li ���������  .-^i ::    AND CANDIES    ::  !���������  Karluk Is Safe  iniiiiiniiiii i������<n> iiimirtwuc  .& CANDY CO. Ltd.  MQONEY'S SODAS and  PILOT BREAD  iirnr mr -'   ~-'  VANCOUVER, B.C.  ������������������    *H[HJE_BEST  YET"  Made in British Columbia  ���������  Ottawa, Feb. 18.���������Vilajamar  Stefansson, the Arctic explorer,  has sent a despatch to the government from Collinson Point  announcing that he and his three  companions, who were ashore  near Point Barrow when the  Karluk was carried out to sea in  the ice, have joined Anderson's  branch of the expedition in winter quarters. Stefansson still  believes the Karluk and crew  are safe.  Organizes New Service  Ottawa, Feb. 18.���������A great organization of power boat fleets  through out Canada is about to  be undertaken by the militia department under the direction of  Col. Sam Hughes, minister of  militia.  While not all of the arrangements are made, the scheme has  so far been worked out by the  colonel that it is proposed to organize service fleets in the maritime river and lake communities,  which will place launches, small  cruisers, or other boats which  their owners enroll at the disposal of their country in time of  war or need.  The owners will be required to  pass elementary examination in  navigation to show that they are  capable of handling their craft  along the coast or in inland  waters, that they know the rules  of the road, etc. When this examination has been passed they  will be given pennants by the  militia department, which will  be a guarantee that they are  something more than mere machinists and haphazard helsmen.  They will be recognized as competent pilots, and a metal plate  will be attached to the craft to  show that the boat is ready to  serve Canada.  JSEQKBBS&BS  ancouver, B. C.  ^,...l,..l,������lM....l-..Ni.i......|*"'r������������~-'-"^'''i'''���������ii--���������M"  HUGHES BROS.        *  BIG  LIQUOR STORE}  Wines, Liquers and Cigars \  WE    SHIP    EVERYWHERE \  Send for free price list with snipping instructions ^  105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C. J  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  IF YOU GET IT AT  PLIMLEY'S  IT'S ALL  RIGHT  BIG FALL  IN  CYCLE  PRICES  COPY������>C UT"  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.  JL        pi!mlr���������739~Yates Street  i nos. r muiey VICT0R1A B c  A  SUBSCRIPTON  RATES OF  BELLA COOLA  COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One Year $'���������������?  Six Months   0.75  Three Months  ������*->u  UNITED STATES.  One Year '��������� ��������� *'-50  United Kincjdom and the Continent.  One Year $2-������������  ������������������" ���������������������������    v "���������'  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 enclonf <

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