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 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, 16.   Minimum, 9.  Highest Max. (1st) 31.    Lowest Min. (24th) 15  below zero. Rainfall, nil. Snow,'9.50 inches.  Rainfall for the year '(1915) 34.23 inches.  ^  VOL. 4���������NO. 19  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26,  1916.  $1.00 a Year  Russians Extend  fi*#$ Lines t0 Mush  W4*A  'Petrograd, Feb. 21.���������According to jthe'latest despatches received from the Caucasian front,  the losses sustained by the Turks  at'the capture of Erzerum are  es'timateo\'tio be about forty thous-  ' ' 5n7tHe^Erzerum district the  RtissifrJ^rmy has extended its  n'o/therp/cand southern flanks  verV'I^S^y- The Russians along  tkfemwKble line are everywhere  energeligally pursuing the routed  Turkish-armies. The Russian  advance has been-effective in not  only-severing the connections be-  tween|.the now isolated Turkish  arm^IfSoups but also in strength-  eriingitHeir lines of communica-  tion^from the Black Sea to the  recently^occupied town of Mush  onrtkSextreme southern wing.  The ^Russian operations are as-  sumirigv-a solid unbroken advance  along',the entire front.  .The Duma openened its session  today?*?* Emperor Nicholas ap-  peare'dMn person and addressed  the deputies.  'TjEoTd-Jtitchenef in appreciation  pdtfielimportanceof the Russian  victorycbngratulates Grand Duke  Nicholas by telegraph.  -v   \'/Big Train Smash  ,'Miiford, Conn., Feb. 21.���������Six  perspns killed and a score injured Ms the result of a wreck  that-occurred on the New York,  New "Haven and Hartford railroad near this place.  -A passenger train from New  Haven'ran into the rear of train  number 79 from Springfield just  as a freight train was passing on  an adjacent track. Parts of all  the three trains were piled up in  aheap of wreckage, while several coaches rolled over an embankment.  Kaiser Pays Visit  to Western Front  Paris, Feb. 21���������It is announced  that the Kaiser has arrived at  Charleville, in the French Argon-  ne, where the German staff of  the western front is now located.  This visit on the part of the  Kaiser lends color to the belief  that the Teutons are intending to  leliver a heavy blow to , the  French army.  -Fire in New York  New York, Feb. 21.���������In the  theatre section of the city four  men and one woman lost their  lives today in a fire which destroyed a theatrical boarding  house located above a restaurant.  Dominion  Trust Probe  -Vancouver, Feb. 21.���������Auditor  W. A. Hodges under examination  stated that Mr. Arnold, manager  of the Dominion Trust Company,  had told hi��������� a few hours before  his death that he had committed  acts for which he could be sent  to the penitentiary.  Anticipate Large Majority  * VapcQuver, Feb. ,21.���������Hon. W.  J. Bowser, the premier,'has re-  tufnecl f rom Kamloops and will  remain here till after the elections. He feels confident, he  states/that C. E. Tisdall, the  Conservative candidate, will be  returned by a large majority. He  emphatically denied the charge  that he entertained any intention  of ^repudiating the undertaking  given by the former premier, Sir  Richard McBride, regarding prohibition.  Trying to Buy Ships Back  Tokio, Japan, Feb. 21.���������The  Russian government is at present negotiating with Japan for  the immediate purchase of several of the warships captured by  Japan in the Russo-Japanese war.  Ambassador Injured  London, Feb. 21..��������� American  ambassador to Germany, Mr.  Gerard, is suffering from a broken collar bone, the result of an  experiment in the sport of skiing near Munich. His condition  is not considered at all serious.  A. H. Tomlinspn, assistant horticulturist, and A. T. Walker,  agriculturist, will arrive in Bella  Coola this week to look over the  agricultural situation and afford  the farmers the benefit of their  knowledge in their particular  professions.  Meetings will be held in various parts of.,the valley and we bespeak for them a good attendance by interested people.  It looked awhile as if the enormous masses of ice floating down  the river would carry away one  or more of the four bridges spanning it. The ice jammed below  and above the lower bridges, and  according to some onlookers the  existence of these bridges was  seriously threatened. The jam  at upper bridge at the Crossing  still holds; but the one at the  lower bridge, the Clayton bridge,  was dislodged one day last week  by the receding high tide, and  went out making more noise than  doing harm. The ice is now floating around in the harbor causing  some inconvenience to small craft  pyling its waters.  Correspondence With Prisoners of  War in Turkey  For the benefit of those who  may have friends or other interests in the Turkish Empire, information is given out by the  Chief Press Censor of Canada  that money, letters or parcels  sent to prisoners of war in Turkey should be sent to the International Red Cross Committee at  Geneva, Switzerland, for transmission to the Ottoman Red Crescent Society at Constantinople.  Money should be remitted by  International money order obtainable at any post office.  Letters to and from prisoners  must not contain more than four  lines. Letters of greater length  will not be delivered.  S. S. Camosun arrived at the  wharf 7 p. m. Saturday, having  made up one of three days lost  from her schedule time. It is  expected she will be able to make  up another day before she returns from the North.  Her passenger list for this port-  was short, only three passengers  disembarking. Frank Broughton  and A. W. Healey went out.  fall while at work logging at a  place near Seattle. He is now  more than fully recovered if such  a thing is possible as can be  proven by the fact that he is now  married and intends to return tc  Bella Cooia in the spring. We  wish him a long'and happy life  with his newly found partner.  Martin Nygaai'd, caretaker of  the Manitou cannery, Kimsquit,  has been paying family and  friends a visit for a fcwdays.  He left again for his post of  dpty on last Tuesday.  Fred Colborhe came back from  a trip to the  South with some  Angora goats in tow. He is going  to add the raising of goats to his  other activities ,on his- farm in  the Saloomt valley.    t ,v:.      Oliver Kellog and Ivan Esfen  son were busy last week hauling  hay for shipment to the cattle  ranch at the head of South Ben-  tink Arm.  .The return of warmer weather  hashad the effect of thawing out  the new saw mill north of the  vested in the valley last"summer' town-   Now the ]ate sjeepers are  was the largest in  its  history,! awakened in the morning by the  and yet it is not sufficient to feed,blast of the steam whistle) f0l-  the stock held by the farmers.     |i0wed by the screeching of the  This fact promises well for the ~saw at work.  preservation of the fertility of j   our soil. Let the raw material' The peace of the town has been  be used up for the manufacture further disturbed by the blasting  of the finished product, which in of stumps in the opening up of  this case should be butter and the street in front of Mackenzie  G. C. Tattrie, Sandon, B. C!,  is visiting with his cousin, Mrs.  'J.: W.   Macdonald  of the Bella1  Coola Hotel.  Several tons of hay arrived on  the boat.    The crop of hay har-  beef.  Of men from the more remote  School.  The small building used by the  places in the valley and who sel-' government as an office for the  dom find time to visit the town, !pubHc works in the valley has  we had with us the last week H.   been  moved from  Sutherland>s  S. Sinclair of the Crossing, and residence to theCourt'House lot.  J. W. Hober, the postmaster at.    This .. the 8econd.move this  Jnrvale.     [building has been  subjected to  Of the enlisted men who left'within a few  months and it is  here for Prince Rupert John Ny- probable it has now reached its  gaard has passed down to Comox final haven of rest,  to join the band which is being J    Work, preparatory  to  the  reorganized in the 102nd Battalion. [ building of the Bella Coola bridge  ���������;  i located   three   miles   from   the  Garnett Gibson and Charles 'town> Was started Tuesday morn-  Lord, who joined the Ambulance ing by foreman McRostie with a  Corps last fall   and  who have cvew 0f men<  been in training at Victoria, are    now on their way to England to!    It is the intention  of Albert  begin active work at the front.   \ Hammer,  the  secretary  of the  ���������  | local Farmers' Institute, to leave  for Victoria this week to attend  the annual session of the Central  Farmers' Institute, which is to  be held from March 8 to 10 and  of which he is the delegate from  here.  Born to Mr. and Mrs. Martin  Nygaard at the hospital on the  18th inst., a girl.  We were sorry to learn that F.  A. Johnson of Firvale, the owner  of our new  mill,   was  kept at  home last week by the sickness     Jock Williams, of Vancouver,  of several members of his family, jon his way North to resume his  It is gratifying to know,  how-1 usual summer work is stopping  ever, that they are now so far! oil' a few davs visiting friends  recovered  that Mr. Johnson  is! in the valley.    While here he is  back- tojtyork at his-mill. j staying with the Nordschow's at  , Hagensborir.  It has generally been held that  the cracking of the scull has a I  deteriorating influence upon the J       Othltrflt  MlTfrtfr1  working of the injured person's ������������  brain. But know of one instance \ ������  at least where it had the opposite j ������  effect. Our friend Jim Hoage ������  had the misfortune of almost :C  losing his life by a blow on his! ^  head that fractured the scull last ���������  Sunday School  Church Service  10:45 a.m.  7:30 p.m.  Treacher for Sunday, Mr. C  Lancaster.  All  Are  Welcome.  9  V  ii  Capt. Stephenson occupied the  platiorm at the service held at  Mackenzie school last Sunday  evening. His audience was above  the average in size.  We are glad to learn that Rev.  W. H. Gibson is rapidly recovering from a severe attack of influenza.  The epidemic of influenza has  so far subsided that the schools  at Hagensborg and Lower Bella  Coola have re-opened.  We are in receipt of a letter  from Harry Grainger who enlisted with the Ambulance corps  from here last November. He is  encamped at Work Point Barracks,^ Esquimal.t. We give the  following extract from his letter  knowing his many friends will  be interested to know how he  fares:  Our routine of life is divided  into numerous parts; such as  squad drill, lectures on anatomy,  treatment of -wounds and diseases, bandaging classes, first aid'  parties, route marches, stretchei  drill and ambulance work, so you  see we are kept fairly busy. It  all is very, very interesting, and  if one is spared to returu the  knowledge gained now will be  valuable. The boys in the Ambulance corps are, I think, above  the average, all kinds of professions being noticed as one reads  the names and occupations. From  what I can gather the men enlisting all over the province are  a superior class. Britain is calling her best and it behooves every  man who can possibly come to  answer the call of king and  country. Bella Coola has certainly done splendidly, and I am  proud to be one of her boys. As  I cannot write all my friends I  do wish that you would kindly  give them my best regards.  At the bazaar held by the Ladies  Aid last November one article,  donated by Mrs. Esten Gorden,  to be sold for the benefit of the  Red Cross Society brought $1.75.  Mrs. Clayton asks us to publish  the official receipt for this sum  received by her from the treasurer of the society:  Mrs. Elizabeth C. Clayton,  Bella Coola, B. C.  I beg to acknowledge receipt  of your esteemed favor of the  24th ult., stating that the $1.75  which was enclosed in your letter of December 23rd wasa donation towards No. 5 General Hospital, and I have much pleasure  in enclosing herewith official receipt for same.���������Yours truly,  C. G. Pennock,  On behalf of Sub Committee.  Get Together.  The conditions prevailing  throughout this winter have not  been conducive to social intercourse oi* gatherings for the discussion of common interests.  ���������   The severity of the  cold, the  high winds and the prevalence  of sickness have been factors  that have had the effect of keeping our people pretty close to  their respectives homes.  Spring is now coming on apace,  the days are lengthening and  will forbid the holding of meetings   to which'the long   winter  evenings are particularly adapted.  When we refer to these conditions we have in mind the local  Farmers' Institute which has so  many topics of common interest  to all the farmers and others to  discuss. We have in the columns  of the Courier at different times  called attention to matters in  which co-operation would be of  value, but we do not deem it  necessary to enumerate such at  this time as we are convinced  that the farmers themselves are  awareof these, without any more  mention of them being made.'  This time we like to cajl the  attention of the officers of the  Farmers' Institute to the necessity of having a program planned  for the visit of the provincial  horticulturist, Mr. A. H. Tomfin-  son, who is announced to come  here this week. His advice and  assistance should be sought in  all the problems encountered by  the tillers of the soil.  The farmers should be called  together and be invited to present the different aspects of  farming on which they need  guidance and help.  Remember that the country is  at war and the times demand  that energetic, intelligent and if  possible co-operative action be  taken in order that the soil may  produce more abundantly than  in the past. A great responsibility rests upon all of us to do  our share of the work at home as  well as it possibly can be done,  especially at this time when so  many are offering up themselves  on the altar of our country for  its very existence as *a free  nation.  Great demands will be made  upon our people to repair the  great wastage which the war  makes.  In the case of our organization  of the Fai-mers' Institute, which  should be the one institution that  should join all of us together in  concerted action for our material  welfare, it is unfortunate that  its officers live about a dozen  miles apart. One effect of this  was last year that not a single  meeting was held after the annual meeting; and this year bids  fair to be similar in that respect.  Get together and do something.  o     o     o     o     o  The above article was written  before it was known that Messrs.  Tomlinson and Walker would  come this week. We do not  think it necessary as a consequence of this to alter it materially, as its suggestions will be  found applicable in any event. il 1  ll  III  1 '��������� !l  I :.!  m  ��������� If  ; f.  f !  < ,  i ,  3*5*^"  '��������� 1  BELLA C66LA COUftlEk  Saturday,  "���������!ary26,k  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Lt,r.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1 Year :........" .'..$1.00  6 Months       0.75  3 Months    0.50  " ."                United Slates  1 Year ���������. $1.50  , United Kingdom  1 Year '. $1.00  change is no doubt due to the  fact that the great body of their  subscribers being pro-Allies j  "do not approve of their stand  and, as a consequence", an alarming number of subscriptions are  dropping out.  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.  Foil Advertising Rates,  Ofi-tcu.  Apply ai  To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name and address of every writer of such letters  must he priven to the editor.  The Editor reserves the riffht to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  risk.  'Balas jiripult aupreuta ,st Ux."  ���������   SATURDAY,  FEB. 26, 1916.  One Result of Faithlessness.  if-*  '. One of the results of Ger-  . many's' faithless treatment of  Belgium is and will be that very  little, faith - will be put in -her  promises. '  "A person-who makes'contracts  ���������    and violates them, who makes  promises and does not keep them,,  ���������   is, a scoundrel and cannot expect  that   his   word   will   have  any  .   weight.     Germany  has   placed  herself  in.' a   similar   position  among the nations of the world.  At the beginning of the war  she pleaded as an excuse for her  falseness,   that   necessity   compelled her." She rested her case  on that abominable doctrine that  . "the end justifies, the means.'-  But as all sin will receive punishment so also Germany will reap  what she has sown.  The world is reminded of ,the  truth of this by that sad incident  in the North- Sea', when an English trawler came upon a sinking  German Zeppelin and her skipper dared not take the Germans  on board his craft for fear they  might overpower his crew and  take them,away into captivity.  We have not the' least doubt, but  what the English skipper would  have been glad to rescue the endangered Germans and that he  would have felt proud tp have  taken them to an English port  as a trophy of his achievement.  But, whether right or wrong,  and we believe he was wrong;  he decided to hurry ashore and  send a strong rescue party out  that could not be overpowered.  The rescue party arrived on the  scene, but-it was. too late; the  Germans had gone down, vie-,  tims of their country's faithlessness.  We feel safe in assuming that  the pro-German papers which  afflict this valley will find this  incident ah occasion to denounce  British brutality and hypocrisy,  and point out that the British  ..are not a whit! better than those  whose atrocities they have denounced.  . We have yet failed to notice  one instance where these same  moral and christian journals have  found it incumbent upon them to  protest against the violations of  treaties and the massacre of the  innocents on the part of the Germans.  We are glad to note, however,  that they are becoming less  strong in their denunciation of  everything English of late. This  The "Crisis" Alive.  President Mackay of Westminster Hall, and Rev. A. E.  Cooke, spokesman of the Ministerial Union of the Lower Mainland, spoke on February 4 at  Vancouver to an audience that  in spite of the inclement weather  packed the Dominion Hall.  The defenders of The Crisis in  B. C, among whom are the two  speakers   named   above,   have  made   the   .most   magnificent  speeches in favor of clean gov-  arnment and in criticism of the  present administration ever made  to British  Columbia audiences;  and on this occasion the audience  showed its appreciation by listening with  rapt attention, interrupted by thunderous applause,  ���������for-more than two hours'to the  laying bare of .the looting of the  province, the seeming miscarriage of justice and the usurpation  of the powers of the legislature.  If we, had sufficient space .at  our disposal we could do no better than give the speeches in full,  he must admit that he lent himself and the name of our beloved  sovereign to one of the-most  clumsy and transparent of falsehoods. In either case the honor  of the King has been wantonly  tarnished.  QUESTION NO. 2.  ��������� The second question which we  must ask and keep on asking is  this:  What must the world think of  us if we sit supinely and allow  SirRichard McBride and Premier  Bowser to arrogate-to themselves  the power which belongs to the  legislature of this province, and  to it alone and ito make ouragent-  generalship a haven for discredited politicians?   In all the history  of this province I doubt if there  has   ever   been  a  more   pitiful  tragedy'than, that of which Sir  Richard McBride is' the centre.  Appalled at the frightful mess  into which "he has got the affairs  of -the .province,  not daring to  go to the people for their verdict  on his record; afraid to risk an  investigation  into   his "acts,   he  but this being denied us we shall rinds.himself pushed by his am-  in this and the following number  give a few extracts which we  are sure every person with-a  sense of justice will appreciate.  Dr. Mackay, after speaking of  Sir Richard appointing himself-  agent-general and trying to oust  an official whom no,one but the  legislature could deal with in that  respect, asked the following  questions': ���������-  _  QUEST ION NO. 1.  What kind of a representative  has the King of Great Britain at  Victoria in these days when men  are dying by the hundreds of  thousands for the honor of that  mighty Empire?  There 'is only one alternative  left him. He must either admit  that he was too careless or too  indifferent to" perform honestly  and correctly one of the most important of the few important  acts-for which he is paid many  bitious colleague into a position  in which thelegislatureof British  Columbia had placed J. H. Turner for life. With all the world  looking on he haggles for a place  which should only be given to a  man by the spontaneous act of  the representatives of the people  and is gazetted agent-general by  the government, whileliis predecessor has plainly stated that  he will withdraw his resignation  if the legislature, does .hot grant  theurinamed conditions which are  attached to it. What kind-of  hypocrites are we if we lift up  our hands in holy horror at Ger-  tions, was pi'ven some ten thousand acres of land at the north  end of Vancouver Island at $5.00  per acre, 50 cents per acre being  paid down.    It sold this land to  innocent investors under wholly  misleading statements.    It collected oyer  eighteen   thousand  dollars from'-these investors and  paid   only" two   thousand   four  hundred dollars of the.five thous-  and it owed to the government.  All the rest* of the money has  been paid out in salaries and the  innocent investors have no claim  on the land and nothing to show  for their money.    Not only so,  but one of the directors of-this  company took a large part of the  land over to Calgary and there  sold it-a second time and a second  group of investors have put their  money into the proposition with  nothing whatever to show for it.  So lax was the government that  it actually permitted these people  to collect taxes from their victims, not one cent of which has  ever reached the treasury of the  province.    I have here a notice  served on a poor hard working  woman in South Vancouver, who  had already put too much of her  savings   into   this   proposition,  that unless she paid   to these  men $40 taxes within thirty days  from May 14, 1914,  her agreement would- be cancelled.    Yet  there is no record of either taxes  or interest being paid   on   the  property to the government. All  the facts of this case have repeatedly been called to the attention of; the government and  no action has been taken to provide the most elementary .safe-J  guard against wilful exploitation  of-innocent people.  ��������� In reference to this fraud perpetrated on the people whose interests ^th'e government should  safeguard Mr. Cooke said in his-  speech: "Yet Mr. Bowser as at-'  torney-general of the province  said it was none of.his business  to protect these people from the  fiBESiSSsgj  !  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  Wholesale  DRY GOODS  AND  MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  OF  "PRIDE  OF THE  WEST"  BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  "MADE    IN    B. C."  Prompt Attention Given Letter Order,  Send for Catalogue  management and worse of provincial affairs, was shattered so  rudely and decisively at its great  meeting in Vancouver, February  4, that the Colonist of Victoria  has been mentally upset. '    . -  The gang who have been looting the resources of .the province  and of which, the Colonist has  been the chief outside benefici  ary, has been brought to;^  are on   the', defensive ������;.  adequate munitions, of v,^.  able,   except   billii���������.</-��������� ^.u:  abuse hurled  forth by it;  mouth organ.  The Colonist evidently!.  itself to be a better iiiU-rpr. -  the meaning of the wordr  in   its   application   to  pra  Spend Your Vacation in Bella Coola  where is found scenery unsurpassed  ���������c '���������-���������",'. '.":"> :        ,-';..., ;  ".,. " ���������   -,''  * ���������  ...  -         -   ���������<        ��������� - |   ��������� ....  Mountaineering Amidst Eternal Snow*  GRIZZLY BEARS, BLACK BLEARS,  Goats and Deer in abundance  The reward of a three dau*' hunt In nature's wilds at Bzlta Coola.  Trout in all the Streams Camping in a Fine Climate  man disregard of scraps of paper,  of honor and fair play, and raise! set of scoundrels who had swindl  no voice of protest against this od them out of all they owned  shameless disregard of constitutional   safeguards   by the men  who misrepresent us at Victoria?  Fraud Winked At.  The Western Canada Farming  & Colonization Co. Ltd., was in-  thousandsof dollars every year or | corporated  under illegal condi-  The Colonist^.Is Upset.  The fond delusion of the supporters of the government that  the Ministerial Union of the  Lower Mainland had been silenced  effectively in its demand for an  investigation   into alleged  mis-  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 i\  Union Steamship Co.'s steamer"-  from Vancouver every Thursd;i\.  Two days' sail through scene-r\  rivalling the coast of Norway. A  bus meets the steamer.  Modern Hotel accommodation, with hot and  cold water, baths, etc., anc  last but not least Guides that will "guarantee" game.  Write to F. Hendricks. P. O. Box 63, [Delia Coola, B. C, at to the best lime lo hunt thz Carious ganu  Gault Brothers Limited  WHOLESALE T>RY GOODS  361 Water Street        Vancouver, B. C  _|   Qault Brothers for over 60 years have successfully  maintained wholesale Warehouses throughout Canada  CJ   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  HOE  5].[C  30E  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICK  BETWEEN  Vancouver, Bella Coola and Prince Rupert  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  s. s.   CAfviosursr  Leaves Bella Coola for Prince Rupert at 6 p. m.  day, March 2 and 1G.  Leaves Bella Coola for Vancouver at 10 p. m.  February 25 and March ]0.  Thurs-  ���������id.'iV  S. S. "Coquitlam" sails from Vancouver  nightly, carrying Gasoline and Explosives, vvil  at Bella Coola by arrangement.  Oil  I< or rates of Freights, Fares and other information, apply !"  Hkaij Omen, Caurau, St., Vancouver; or Gko. MeGiu-x;".  agent,  1003 Govrijnmknt St., Victoria  HOE  ^  1**%** ^S^;?^TTV  m*rtv-V:^ft^^ Saturday, February 26,   1916  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  politics than men who have made  it their life study and hold the  position of its exponents,by the  will of 'the Church of Christ.  -;The Colonist says of these men  who so fearlessly attack sin in  .  high places, that they are a curse  to1 the province; but the Courier  is:'glad "to believe that they are  fulfilling'their divine mission of  being the "Salt of the Earth,"  and as such are causing the rot-  ��������� tsn elements in the body'politic  dt������        to smart and ache in the purify-  5_^      ing process! '  "The Colonist in. its reference  to th'e'Ministerial Union's attack  ���������        " ori th'e"government is in despair  of being able  to  meet its onslaught'with  convincing  arguments and therefore says: "They  are the worst of slanderers for  they deal largely in half* truths,  which areinfinitely worse than  whole;"lies.    The  latter  can be  met'and: answered, the former  are ii&b so easily dealt with."  -Reallynow, the Colonist should  -riot-feel* so very bad.    If it is de-  fending,an unjustly accused-gov-  ' ernm������$i������it has yet several weeks  baforV'i^-tb sift out the half lies  from the^half truths and show  up the situation in its true light.  Or,' better still, it may unite -in  -'ithe^Ministerial  Union's demand  forlan'impartial official examina-  tlionMnto the affairs of the prov-  ' ince^sbr that the  candidates it  supports may, in the forthcoming  eleciiorj- come before the -country  with'ftieir transactions properly  auditecland examined, and with  a clean record.  And we doubt not if the examination is made and the result  be a vindication of the parties  accused that the Colonist will  have had a revenge on its enemies that ought to satisfy the  most vindictive mind.'  o     o     o     o     o  Lack of Judgment.  The Conservative press in defending the administration admits that it may, like other things  human, have made mistakes in  the past, but that ought not to  be, laid up against it.  But we cannot (>ee that this  view improves the situation as  to its claim for an extension of  power.  If it is true as they assert that  some of the things the members  of the administration are accused  of having done are mistakes the  people of this province will show  their good sense by dismissing  them from their service as unfit  to guide the affairs of the province. Men who have no more-  prudence, judgment and foresight than they have shown,  would, if given control, ruinthe  Standard Oil Co. or any other  rich and profit producing concern  in short order. No honest set oi  men even if niggardly endowed  intellectually, could do much  worse than the McBride government has done for this province.  o     o     o     o     o   '  Taxing War Profits.  After much agitation in the  newspapers the Dominion government has been led to impose  a tax on  war profits,  such  as  A feu) lir.es we specially  recommend  Duei'rs���������  Jams and Jellies  Huntley & Palmers  ���������Biscuits  Griff en & Skelleys  famous gold and  silverbar���������  Canned and dried  fruits  i-EESON, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B. C.  &  ii  POLAR  The  Best  Known  and  Popular  Lubricant for  Motor Boats  Its use assures freedom from Carbon deposit  on valves, spark plugs, or In cylinders  BMPERSAL OBL CO. LTD., VANCOUVER, B.C.  >������_>-<������  0������  ^^---^ ^^%^i$^  'ItAlways  Pleases'  Great Britain has already imposed. There can be^no question  as to the fairness of this impost.  One-fourth of their munition  profits will be taken by the government. In Great Britain the  proportion is much higher. But  a beginning has been made and  no doubt if the war continues  another year the government  will increase the tax and thus  secure a larger share of the  profits.���������Vancouver World.  o     o     o     o     o  At Ottawa last week, Sir Thomas White, minister of finance,  announced that it was the settled  policy of the Dominion government that in providing for the  war expenditure resort will not  be had to taxation upon farms,  personal effects or incomes pi  those engaged in the basic industry of agriculture. The min  ister announced that new taxes  would be collected from apple?,  Dils, munition factories and all  companies carrying on business  in Canada. <  In its decision to exempt agriculture from any war taxation  the government is showing a  wisdom in dealing with the industry forming the base of the  prosperity of the Nation, which  is'eommendable.  If our provincial government  had displayed a similar regarc  for the farmer and intending  farmer a long step towards the  improvement of the financial  situation in the province woulc:  have been taken.  oo     o     o     o  They Take Every Precautiot.  The decision of the government to hold the bye-elections on  the "mainland and- Victoria on  separate days is an indication  that they must take every precaution against defeat.  The bye-elections in Vancouver  and Rossland are held today,  while the election at Victoria is  deferred one week to March 4.  The legislature assembles on  March 2, two days before the  Victoria election.  One of the Liberal speakers in  Vancouver referred to this action  of the government as "an evidence of cowardice. The delay  was to give them a chance to  haul the machine from one city  to the other."  >  o     o     o     o     o  The Fall of Erzerum.  Russia, by the taking of Erzerum, in Asia Minor, has aehievec  "he greatest victory by the Allien  for many months. The fall oi  this, the most important fortress  in that particular theatre of the  war, will facilitate the capture  )f Trebizond and thus secure the  Turkish gateway from Asia into  Europe.  This victory will give the Russians  control   of   Armenia  anc  ���������onsequently the Armenians arc  now rejoicing over their deliverance from their Turkish oppressors.  The despatches state that in  the capture of Erzerum 100,000  enemies were made prisoners and  1000 gups taken. General B6r-  thaut, a French officer, says, "it  is not only a deadly blow to Turkey, but an event which cannot  fail to have its effects on the  other theatres of the war."  "The conquest of Erzerum,"  says another French officer, "is  of more importance than would  be that of any other fortress in  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  /"���������OAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  *-* Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the Yukon Territory, the North-west Territories and in a portion of the Province of  British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one yearn at an annual rental of tl an  acre. Not more than 2,SCO acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Aicent or Sulj-Atfent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or lethal subdivisions of sections, and in unaurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of Jf> which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royally 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 A (rent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal rninintr rights  are not beinK operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once n year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to pur-  chose whatever available surface nchts may be  considered necessary for the woi kiriK of the mine  at the rale of $10.(Xi an acre.  For full infoimalion 'application should bo  mode to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or 10 any A^ent or Sub-AKenl  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. COHY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. H.~ Unauthorized publication of thjs advertisement will not be paid for.���������3UitW.  -.J1LB'-U' I H *  LIMB   Hll������l  TheMason cr riischJriano  of to-day will make plain our  privilege to state with authority:  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  _k_t-t3_  It  Let us attend  your Victor Record  ^   mail orders-���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  BUSINESS CARDS  GKOKFREY K.  liUHNETT     D. J. McGl'OAN  C.E.. U.C.L.S., . IS.A.P.O... H.C.I..K.,  ASS. M.CAN.EOC. 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���������New Westminster, B.C.  P. O. Box 88G. Telephone 232.  u __  HOE  Fur Sales Agency  600 dealers and trappers of B. C,  ifukon and Alaska have taken advant-  ige of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years  Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 2(  >f the biggest fur buyers in the work  rid on your fur instead of one individual house assures the highest marke  ririce always.  We hold sales monthly, but will ad  vance 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.  JO]   |t ~TOI )j   [O  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 8.63  EDMONTON, Alta.  157 McDougall Ave.  \X/HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \X7HAT person so independent?  \X7HAT 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  rainfall and mild winters make for excellent crops.  Large and small fruits, garden and field  crops are grown to the best"advantage.  This fact was established at the Prince  Rupert exhibition last year when farm produce from Bella Coola Valley carried away  over twenty first prizes.  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.  the whole theatre of war."  One of the effects of this im-  Dortant victory will be that ol  naking it easier for Roumania tc  lecide on joining her forces on  the side of the Allies. Anothei  effect expected is that the Turk-  sh resistance to the British  forces in Mesopotamia will be  weakened. And thus the back  door of Turkey will be open.  Thrift lays the strongest anc  surest foundations of Empire as  well as family fortunes.  fip^  Get "More Money" for your Foxes  Muskral, White Weasel, Deavcr, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collected in yonrsecUoa  SIITP TOUH FI'HS DIKKCT to "SH UI1EHT" Uie larccst  house in the World dealing exclusively in NOUT.'I AV.tttlCAN RAW FUiiS  n reliable���������responsible���������suie Fur House wi:h an unblemished reputation existing for "more than a third of a century." a lon.tr successful record of sending Fur Shippers prompi. SATISFACTORY  AND PROFITABLE returns. Write for "iTbc fetjubtrt fcfjtPStr."  the only reliable, accurate market report and price list published.  Wrlre for It���������NOW-it's FREE  A  R  ^HURFRT Tn-  25-27 west Austin ave.  j\. r>. _>rnji3i_.rv 1, inc. D������Pt.c 67 Chicago, u.s.a.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA COOLA  COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  Onk Year $1.00  Six Months   0.75  .Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  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ADVERTISERS -  I  J Now is the time tojkeep  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. Dicl not  know, ��������� is no excuse. ' Investors  should "keep posted on developments by reading the "Courier."  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.   We will do it right.   I  Winter Egg Production  We take from, the Omineca  Herald a synopsis of a speech  made at Hazelton by J. R. Terry,  provincial chief poultry instructor, on the subject of winter egg  production.  Now is'the time to prepare for  next winter if eggs are wanted  for Christmas.  Mr. Terry said in part:  "Winter eggs are the profiTin  the poultry business and if you  don't get'them you had better  get out of the business.  "To get winter eggs is not so  much a selection of breeds, although for this country he would  recommend the utility breeds,  such as barred rocks, wyandottes  Rhode" Island reds and ofping-  ,tons, as they have more feathers  than the lighter breeds.  "Hatch your chicks in April,  but not later than the first week  in May.   See that your eggs are  from a winter laying strain and  then treat them decently.    They  should.start laying in October or  November,.by the time they are  225 days old, otherwise they will  not be winter layers.  . "Keep your hens -in.the fresh  air-and at work all the day.   As  a rule it is not worth-while attempting to make your hens lay  in the early winter.   .That work  is the work of youV pullets and  the hens  will   come' along' the  latter part of January. '���������*  "The'houses should be draft  proof on the east, west and north  sides. ;��������� Put the door in the east  side and-the-window in the west  to get"; the' afternoon sun. -The.  south side.- should' be open, cov  ered -with,wire' nettirig-arid provided with' cheese cloth -for use.  at nights, .on stormy and e^ctrem-  lycold days:: .Use boards'around  the bottom of' the . south . side  about two Qr three feet up.  "The feeding is the next important matter and requires attention. -Whole grains in. their  proportion of value are wheat,  oats, corn and barley. Give hard  grain in the morning in the proportion of ^a cupful to three birds,  scattered in litter from 8 to 12  inches deep. Atnoon feed a wet  mash of butter milk and bran or  ground oats.     Also green food,  such as mangels, cabbage, etc.  Hens must have lime in the form  of clam shells, or oyster shells,  Also plenty of fine gravel.  "Special stress was laid upon  the great value of buttermilk as  a feed for all kinds ��������� of chicks  and is" especially valuable for the  laying stock. It takes the place  of meat scrap and drink. It can  also'be mixed with mash.  "At night' feed whole grain a  little heavier than in the morning  and feed it in the litter about two  o'clock during the short days of  winter."  Rations for Cow That Broke Record.  How a cow, owned by. Mr. J.  M. Steves, .Steveston, was fed  during the time she made the  highest butter record in Canada,  and the second highest in the  world, was told at the British  Columbia Dairyman's Association  Convention by the owner. . One  of the features was that she was  fed no ensilage or bran.  When she came'in she "was a  little over three years old, stated  Mr.  Steves, and she  had' been  dry only about seven weeks." They  started to' milk her four times a  day from the very beginning and  she was  fed  mostly ���������mangolds,  with hay and no grain for'the  first few days.    After a few days  they gave her a mixture of three  parts oats, one part oilcake, one'  Soya bean and-one  barley.    In  two or three weeks they increased  that to four pounds of grain each,  feed four times a day. In winter the grain feed was increased  to about five pounds four times  a day, at all times getting from  20 to 25 pounds of mangolds with  each feed. Then later on when  she did not go out to grass, they  gave her about six pounds of  grain with the usual amount of  mangolds and hay at each feed.  She was always fed four times a  day.  "Did she,get a grain ration  when out on pasture?" was one  of the questions asked, and Mr.  Steves replied that she gotabout  15 pounds a day all summer. In  answer to other questions, Mr.  Steves said she vvasalways milked four times a day, but was not  always.by the same man. There  were two men who did the work.  The mangolds were pulped arid  the grain put on top. She had  no bran and no ensilage.  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA   ������   rynildsen  LEADING   DEALERS  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Not  K  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP. HEATING  AND COOK STOVES  THEYWtSlATO  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     ������    &  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 i-t.  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