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 i?;>  'A  19)4  'Iil  . ... /i *    ������7  r*V������r  h  1  \  \  ijj  l- A  '*.  Jir  *V>~''   '"'Si^^3*  ������   V,  C^������jr.-���������j_���������1������������������^J. . .__���������    f ������������������������������������������������������. ~���������������������������~  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND  FISHING.  WEATHER   REPORT  Compiled  by  Mr. C. II.  Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  , Temperature for the month of January,  maximum, 32,  minimum,  23.  Rainfall for same period, 1.42.    Snow, 37.  &m  WOL. 2���������NO. 23  5ELL^ COOL/I, R C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28,  19/4.  $1.00 a Year  Extend Service East  OntheG.T.P.  grains to Be Operated Between  ffi Smithers and Wordsworth,  337 Miles From Rupert.  ���������\. Prince Rupert,  Feb. 26. ���������Ex-  -\tending its train service from the  -* Pimce Rupert end of its trans-  ��������� f continental line by another thirty  ' six miles, the Grand Trunk Pa-  'V-ifi'c Railway will commence to  '������$run regular trains from Smithers  ,    - ���������! ���������������*}������_&. if '������������������ . ���������   ���������  >:liL227rmiles east of here and an lm-  ^pprtant divisional point to Words-  "'^teh, 110 miles east.  <:'ffe^'At present trains are only be-  ''Vii&foperated as far as Rose.Lake,  'thirty-six-miles-east of Smithers.  ^-Ar-mixed freight and passenger  Strain.will be operated on Thurs-  ^days'and, Sundays leaving Smith-  ^erkal; 8:30 a. m.  ''/.VThe inauguration of the new  ..service will lessen materially the  ?gap' between the two portions of  ', ;line* already in operation.    The  .G:,T.<,P. recently opened its line  '.I fo^traffic from the ea.stern end  %oi'.construction as far as Prince  .George, 486-miles west of Ed-  ���������Anton and 474 milesirom Prince  ������#������upert.    This will leave a 138-  ^rniile section yet to be linked up.  . Grading is well advanced on the  entire stretch lying between the  twqcompleted portions and track-  laying and bridge-building is also .proceeding. ,  ^Announcement was made by  ' Mi*.   Morley    Donaldson,    vice-president and general manager  '?ofthe G. T. P., when he was in  'tBe city last month that the nor-  them sections of the new trans-  ' continental route would be linked  up;by the beginning of next may.  Family Perishes In  An Avalanche  Husband/Wife and Young Son  Buried in Tons of Snow  Valdez, Alaska, Feb. 26���������Three  persons have been killed in a  huge snowslide in the north end.  of Keystone Canyon. Mr. and  Mrs. Borgland and young son  were caught under tons of snow,  while Corporal J. P. Simmons  and a party.of four signal service  men who were headed for Thompson's Pass to investigate wire  trouble, narrowly escaped death.  A relief party made up of fifty  men and led by Lieut. Dougherty, commanding the signal corps  in the first section, started out  as soon as the news of the accident reached town.  The Borgland family, with  their horses and outfit' were completely covered, and the signal  service men came dangerously  near being covered with the avalanche. One man was partly  buried, but quick work on the  part of the others saved his life.  Three horses were lost. Lieut.  Dougherty's relief party includes  a doctor.  Irish Situation Regarded As Very Grave  Nation Drawing Near to An Unspeakable Calamity-  Says London Times  BASKET SOCIAL AND  CONCERT AT HAGENSBORG  " London, Feb. 27.���������The Times  in an editorial on the Irish question, strikes the following grave  note:  "The speeches of Mr. Arthur  J. Balfour and of Sir Edward  Carson in the city yesterday, and  the  letter: from   Sir   Frederick  even  yet,   is  but  beginning  to  think it possible.  "It has become the first duty, of  all who realize what that catastrophe means, and how close to us  it is, to warn the public to fix  their thoughts upon this one issue  without being diverted from it  Harrison warning the Premier by minor questions which arise  that he is heading straight for a  collision, must deepen the growing senseof thoughtful men that  we have entered upon a crisis  without a parallel in our history  since the days of the Long Parliament. They warn us how near  we are drawing to a calamity s6>  unspeakable    that   the   nation,  from day to day. Important  though many of these may be in  themselves, they sink into insignificance compared with the  menace which' has arisen to our  civil peace. Time, it must be  borne in mind, is the essence of  peaceful settlement and time is  fast running out."  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  Joe Martin Put  Radicals In Hole  "No Naval Manoeuvres  British Admiralty Economical--The  Saving Will Be Half a Million  Pounds  || London, Feb. 26. The London  ���������$Daily Mail states, "upon high  " authority," that there will be no  British naval manoeuvres this  year. An outlay of ������500,000 will  thus be saved. It is the first occasion since .1907 that the manoeuvres have been suppressed  from motives of economy.  The reason for the abandonment is said to be that nothing  new can be learned from fresh  manoeuvres. The government,  it is stated, considers that all  that is necessary was learned  from last year's exercises. The  result of the 1913 manoeuvres  was never made known to the  public.  The Daily Mail says that the  decision is more extraordinary  because, last year, the manoeuvres showed that the British  plans of defence were faulty.  Lord Herbert stated that they  revealed the fact that a considerable force might be landed on  the British coast.  Locked His Club Building and Took  Key to Canadian West  Montreal, Feb. 26.��������� When  "Fighting Joe" Martin, M. P.  for St. Pancras East in the Imperial Parliament, got into bad  odor with the Radicals for having  voted against the white-washing  resolution in the Marconi charges  he saw his way of putting some  of the Radicals to inconvenience,  according to a statement by Mr.  O'Hara Baynes, who has just  returned from a two years' so-  jurn in England.  It appears that Mr. Martin  owns the party club building in  his riding and after declining to  resign, he locked the place up  and carried off the key to Vancouver, leaving the Radicals out  in the cold. They did, however,  get possession of the old horse  and wagon used by the spellbinders in the division, and before using it again they painted  the outfit a new color. Joe Martin  has, says Mr. Baynes, a good  following, and declares that he  will run again .  C.N.R. Seeking Big Loan  Ottawa, Feb. 26.-The chief  topic of interest here, is the report of an application by the  Canadian' Northern Railway for  a loan of $25,000,000.  It is realized that if the government accedes to the request  of the C. N. R. for a loan, there  is certain to be strong opposition  in the House.  SS. Camosun arrived on Sunday  morning with the usual large,  consignment of freight for this  port. The list of passengers for  this port included Miss Ruth  Nordschow ; Messrs. E. Frank,  Geo. Dagg. D. H. Hoage,, J. H.  Disney, J. Jorgenson, Reg. Hill,  and Col. Lindsell.  Miss Nordschow returns from  visiting friends in Vancouver.  Mr. Frank, of Vancouver, is  in town on business connected  with the proposed erection of a  new hotel in the town.  Mr. Geo. Dagg of Vancouver,  a former resident of this place,  is here with surveyors, subdividing into lots a piece of his property which adjoins the town,  lying to the west side of the  Necleetsconnay River.  Mr. Hoage returns after a visit  to Victoria and Seattle. During  his absence from the valley Mr.  Hoage attended the Farmers'  Institute Convention at Victoria  as delegate from Bella Coola.  Mr. Reg Hill, well known on  this part of the coast, as head  net-man at the Bella Coola Cannery arrived by last Sunday's  steamer. Mr. Hill has held his  position at the local cannery for  a number of years, and his return this year will be welcomed  by his many friends in the valley.  Mr. L. Raynham left for Vancouver on the last south bound  steamer. It is probable that he  will return with his family in the  course of a few weeks.  Congratulations to the principal of our town school, Mr. C.  S. Brown, are strictly in order.  the Upper Valley. They report  having enjoyed some fine fishing,  Mr. Anderson succeeded in land-  a fourteen pound Dolly Varden  trout. "  Rev. T. C. Colwell returned on  Tuesday from a visit to the  Crossing and will conduct service  next Sunday evening as usual.  , Mr. Ben May of Namu and  Bella Bella visited^town during  the week on his way to Vancouver.   The local Conservatives met at  the Mackenzie School on Saturday last. The chief business of  the meeting was the election of  a secretary in place of Mr. G.  Lindsell whose change of residence to the Upper. Valley necessitated his resignation. The  nominees for the position were  Mr. Frank Robinson and Mr. R.  A. Teebay, the vote of the meeting deciding in favor of the  former.  The president, Mr. S. Le C.  Grant, spoke on the recent convention to which he was a delegate. __________  The meeting of the Farmers'  Institute which was to have been  held at the Colony Hall, Hagensborg, on Thursday last, was postponed on account of the inclemency of the weather.  The meethigwill take place on  Thursday of next week at the  same time and place.  Ladies are requested to assist by  bringing refreshments which  will be served at the close of the  meeting.  The concert to be given by-  Miss Muriel Fonceca and billed  for last Thursday evening was  The large audience which attended the basket social and concert held at the Colony Hall, Hagensborg, on the evening of the  21st were treated to an evening's  entertainment, the excellence of  which has seldom been approached in this locality. The  program was lengthy and varied.  The several items, vocal and  elocutionary, by the children  were all very cleverly performed,  and reflected great credit on Miss  Pecknold by whom they had been  carefully trained.  Instrumental selections by Mr.  and Mrs. B. F. Jacobsen, Mr. A.  Crichton and Miss Fonceca, harp,  guitar, cello and piano, were  greatly appreciated and elicited  much well-deserved applause.  Miss Fonceca's well trained  contralto voice was heard to  splendid advantage in "Where  My Caravan Has Rested" and  Absent."  The Lower Bella Coola choir  with two very pleasing renderings, Mrs. S. Grant, solo-pianoforte, and Miss Pecknold with  her well known talent as an elocutionist, completed a very high  class and enjoyable program.  The auction sale of baskets  occasioned considerable amusement and high prices were the  ordetv resulting in a very substantial sum being raised for the  purpose of making improvements  to the Lower Bella Coola School-  house.  Refreshments were served towards the close of the evening,  after which the audience dispersed, pleased and proud at the  knowledge that Bella Coola possessed such a galaxy of talent as  had been heard that evening.  W. C. T. U.  On Wednesday afternoon of  this week a general meeting of  the members of the W. C. T. U.  was held at the home of Mrs. ���������B.  F. Jacobsen. A large number  of the ladies were in attendance.  Mrs. I. Fougner ably presided  with Mrs. J. Morrison as secretary.  The meeting was opened with  singing, prayer and scripture  reading, followed by the business  of the afternoon. The discussions were hearty and evidenced  a growing interest in temperance  and social work.  Communications from Victoria  were read in appreciation of the  w6rk of the organization in connection with the rescue work department of which Mrs. J. Clayton is convenor.  A short program was rendered  at the close of the business, Miss  Fonceca favoring the gathering  with instrumental and vocal  solos. Rev. Sageng spoke on appreciation of the efforts of the  ladies in their noble work. The  meeting was closed with the  benediction.  An enjoyable lunch was afterwards served by Mrs. Jacobsen,  who throughout formed a kindly  hostess.  B. C. A. A. INDULGE IN BASKET-BALL  Hagensborgers Show Improved  Form.  Mr. Max Heckman is visiting  in the town.   Exceptionally mild weather  has practically put an end to  sleighing and wagons are once  more being used around the  town.  Full advantage was taken of  the snow while it lasted and the  local saw mill succeeded in getting in a good' supply of logs for  the coming season's cut.  NOTICE  A special meeting of the subscribers to the Bella Coola Hospital will be held at the Colony  Hall, Hagensborg, on Wednesday, March 4th, at 2 p. m.  Business���������Election of officers.  Mr.  Brown has lately   received ; a]sopostponed till Thursday next  the glad tidings of an increase j  in his family, at present residing |  in Vancouver.    Mrs. Brown and!  family will take up their resi-j    The site of the Atnarko post  NOTICE.  dence in Bella Coola  with  coming of spring.  the  Messrs. H. G. Anderson and  P. J. Kenyon have returned from  a visit to the Heckman ranch in  office has been removed from the J  residence of Mr. R. A. Edwards j  to that of Mr. M. VV. Marvin.  The proposed Colley post office  will not lie established.  TENDERS WANTED  CEALED TENDERS addressed  ^ to H. Jacobsen, secretary,  Bella Coola Telephone, Light and  Power Company. Bella Coola, B.  C, and endorsed "Tender for  Repair of Telephone Line" will  be received until 12 o'clock noon, !  1st of April, 1914. J  Full particulars of work re-!  quired may be obtained on appli- j  cation A. C. Christenson, Bella j  Coola. j  The company does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any  tender.  Bv Order.  A large gathering, representative of the whole valley, convened at Hagensborg on the  evening of 19th to witness one  of the best basket-ball games of  the season.  The opposing teams being Hagensborg and Bella Coola. The  former team captained by Gunner  Saugstad showed much improved  form, and although defeated  fought strenuously throughout.  T. Jacobsen made an impartial  referee. The winter's series of  games would suggest that the  players would do well to avoid  rough play as far as possible.  The teams lined up as follows:  Hagensborg���������center, O. Gordon  (half time,) J. Hoage; guards/  I. Nygaard, R. Swenson; forwards, G. Saugstad (captain,) P.  Oveson. Bella Coola���������center, V.  Clayton (captain) ; guards, 0.  Fosbak, T. Levelton; forwards,  F. Grant, E. Grant.  After the game a lunch was  served. The hall is now lined  up to a height of eight feet,  which will be a great improvement for-future games, besides  j reducing the chance of accident  to a mimimum. The new benches  for the grand stand add much to  the comfort of the spectators.  (ttltiuTlt Nnttn*  Lower Bella Coola: Sunday  School, 10 a.m. Church Service, 11 a.m.  Bella Coola: Sunday School,  2:30 p.m. Evening Service,  7:30 p. m.  Subject: "Christ's Parable pf  the Great Supper."     ^  Reo. T. C. Colwell B. A.. Pastor     $  to Advertise.   An ad. in the Courier never fails to bring results.  $ Give us a trial. (���������nor���������e^bLc.) Let us publish your Land Notices. BELLA COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, February 28,  /9  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES :  Canada  Year $1-00  Months \...   0.75  Months    0.50  United States  Year. $1-50  United Kingdom  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,   Apply at  Office.  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 rijrht to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  risk. ,  Vancouver Office - - 317-323 Cambie St.  "isalus papuli Hitprrma tst lex."  -SATURDAY, FEB.;28, 1914.  The Elections Act  Under the terms of,Bill 17, an  act to amend,the provincial elections act, introduced by Hon. W.  H. Bowser, the electors are divided into two classes, namely,  British-born and naturalized  British subjects.  . While the amendment does not  seem to affect the former class  in any way, its effect upon the  latter seems to be very considerable, and requires some explanation.  In making application to be  placed on the voters' list a naturalized British subject is required  ' to attach his certificate of naturalization to his application form  as well as to swear that he is a  , British_s^ubject.__ v ."..; ���������  "Hitfierto, it has been sufficient  that the applicant swears that he  is a British subject, and as false  swearing carries with it a penalty of fourteen years imprisonment,, it might almost be considered sufficient.  It must be remembered that  the sworn statement of any of  these naturalized British subjects would be accepted in any  court, even to the taking away  of a human life. Yet his sworn  word is not sufficient to obtain  for himself a vote.  Section 36 of the Act respecting Naturalization and Aliens  reads thus: "If the father, or  the mother being a widow, has  obtained a certificate of naturalization within Canada every child  of such father or mother who,  during infancy, has become resi:  dent with such father or mother  within Canada, shall, within  Canada, be deemed a naturalized  British subject."  It will be seen from this, that  by the terms' of Mr. Bowser's  new act such persons are not entitled to have their names placed  on the voters' list  Being classed as naturalized  British subjects, such persons  are required to attach their certificates of naturalization to their  application forms, but there appears to be no means whereby  tHey can obtain the certificate  of naturalization which Mr. Bowser's act calls for. Such persons  are deemed to be naturalized  British subjects and have therefore no need to seek a certificate  of naturalization.  There are other points in regard to this piece of freak legislation which are anything but  clear to the average mind, but  we feel that the foregoing is  perhaps the most important from  a local stand-point.  The rising generation in Bella  Coola Valley are chiefly naturalized British subjects as described  in the section of the naturalization act heretofore quoted, and it  will  doubtless   be a matter of  grave concern to them how to become possessed of the franchise.  There are many in the valley  who have voted under the aforementioned clause in the act,  what course is open to them under the terms of Mr. Bowser's  Bill 17 we are not able todiscern.  This would appear to be a case  were the attorney-general might  well have profited by the advice  of Mr. Parker Williams, "Stop-  think���������have you left anything  behind?"  In case a naturalized British  subject has lost or mislaid his  certificate, Mr. Bowser's bill provides for the use of' certified  copies. Such copies are to be  certified by the secretary of state  for Canada, or by the clerk,  registrar or judge of the court  granting such certificates, and  to be under the seal of such  court.  It ,must be mentioned in justice  to Mr. William Manson, M. P. P.,  that, the fee to be paid for such  certified copies is reduced from  $1.00 to 25 cents. This is the  amount which Mr. Bowserautho-  rizes the secretary of-state for  Oanada, as well as other court  officials throughout the British  Empire to charge for issuing a  certified copy of a naturalization  certificate.  It does not seem to have occured to Mr. Bowser or Mr. Man-  son that such officials (outside of  British Columbia) mayhave their  own ideas as to the amount they  should charge.  Imagine a person, naturalized  outside the province, making application to a judge in India or  Great Britain" or any other part  of the Empire for a copy of his  naturalization certificate and  tendering 25 cents therefor. Is  it to be supposed he would get  it? The idea is absurd on the  face of it.  This so-called amendment-is  intended to cater to the vote of  the British-born by 'attempting  to putthem -in a class superior  to that of the naturalized British  subject. ..  It is contrary to every principle'  of  British justice  and  square-  dealing.  Naturalized  Twitted by the Premier as to  what'either he or Mr. Place had  done for the labor element in the  Province, Mr. Parker Williams  replied as follows:! "Either one  of us has a standing offer to any.  member of this house to meet  us oh a .public platform in joint  debate. It is a standing challenge. But none of you will  avail yourselves of the opportunity. Take it up and we'll see how  much this government has done  'for the workingmen of British  Columbia."  What an opportunity for the  member ������or Skeena to distinguish  himself.'  OPPORTUNITY  By C. A.  British, subjects  the province over should at once  obtain their certificates of naturalization, and make sure that  they are possessed pf the power  to deal retribution to the administration which has shown such  rank discrimination.  o     o     o     o     o  The attorney-general was much  displeased when Mr. Williams  referred to him as a ' 'fifteen-cent  tin-pot imitation of Napoleon."  Well, no one likes to be made to  appear too cheap.  The member for Newcastle  wants more details in regard to  provincial expenditure.  It is not difficult to .understand  "what Mr. Williams means.  For instance, in the list of expenditure for roads, streets;  bridges and wharves for the  Skeena district, appears an ite'm  Pay-lists���������labor and team work,  $244,680.  There is nothing to.show to  whom this money was paid or  for what actual service.  Another item is "Sundry-persons���������labor and team work $7,-  804. As to who the "sundry-  persons" are or what actual  services they rendered, the public  have no information.  Our expenditure for the current year is within $2,000,000 of  being equal to the combined outlay of the provinces of Ontario  and Quebec, which have a population of nearly five millions.  Yet in these provinces, the public accounts set forth the details  of every large item.  We are quite aware that it will  cost more to issue a comprehensive report, but we consider it  not improbable that the shrinkage in the figures given for labor  and team work, would more than  make up the difference.  ��������� It is worthy of note, that Chairman Lucas estimates the per  capita expenditure of this province at $20.88 against $3.81 for  Ontario.  Wanted, by Marmora village,  man to act as constable, sanitary  inspector, truant officer, caretaker of town hall, to have supervision of streets, etc., reads  an advertisement.  We produce this for the benefit of any government official in  this district -. who has reason to  believe he will shortly be out of  a job.  When a.man places his bubble  of greatness on exhibition there  is always somebody who wants  to stick a pin it.  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  In a recent issue of the Courier,  apparently in a spirit of disgust  with present conditions in connection with public works, it was  suggested that contracting would  be preferable to day labor on  public work.  While it is admitted that contractors generally purchase supplies more favorably and to some  extent get better work ,from  their men, the public seldom get  the benefits of them. The real  trouble lies deeper than the particular method of carrying out  the work.  It is generally admitted that  money raised, or contributed  from other than some direct form  of taxation will not receive close  public scrutiny in its expenditure.  If we 'add to this by placing responsibility and supervision with  those not directly interested in  results, we invite a serious condition of affairs.  At Surf Inlet, Princess Royal  Island, there are several promising groups of mining properties.  Considerable development work  has been done, with good pros-  pectof making this alarge mining  camp, in the near future. Three  years ago the Dominion government were asked to build a wharf  at the head of the Inlet. The  sight being favorable it was estimated that about $5000 would  erect a substantial structure,  suitable for handling machinery,  etc., over. This money was provided by the Laurier government and the contract under  which, it was built a year ago  was let by the present government Six months ago' it was  reported to the Department at  Prince Rupert that this wharf  was in a "dangerous condition.  Nothing being done, it collapsed  while passengers were being  landed over it, throwing three  men into the water.. Good fortune  alone prevented- a serious accident This wharf showed rather  conclusive evidence of piling not  properly driven or braced, and  was not a fair piece of work for  contract price. At Hartley Bay  a larger and more substantial  wharf in every respect was built  on a vote of $1500 from the Indian department In this latter  case, those responsible were more  interested in the usefulness of  the wharf than any profit, or  soft job possible on construction  work.  The only practical way of placing responsibility with those most  interested, the people themselves, in the Bella Coola valley  Popular and   Useful  Gifts  A Birks* Watch, Chain or Fob  WATf HFS for Men and Bovs' in a great variety of  VY/lHUriE,J styles, but all  warranted to be relh,l,|(,  timekeepers.    We have many fine grades in men's Thin  Models,  as  well as in  Models  especially  intended   i\)V  Doctors, Merchants, Ranchers and Lumbermen.  WATCHES ���������for Ladies in the newest popular case d,.:  ��������� lLf������������������^������~. signs.    Our Catalogue shows a very (jIK,  line of Bracelet Watches.    The bracelet watch is now liie  most fashionable with ladies of all lands.  IN FOBS AND CHAINS zMli^^ ""���������  ���������. _ _: ; _  menclaoie styles m voi/we  and our Catalogue illustrates a very representative djs  play of our stock.    See pages 21, 22, 26, 40 and 41.   '  Write for our Catalogue which contains everything  worth while in the jewelry line.  HENRY BIRKS & SONS, LTD.  JEWELLERS AND SILVERSMITHS  GEORGE E. TROREY XT n    ^  Managing Director V ailCOUVer,   B.C.  The Bank of British North America  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  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  in almost direct control of public  expenditure, wouldtbe to organize under the Municipal Act.  An illustration of what 'the  people can and will do when given  the power, occured during the  past year in the municipality of  Saanich. A minority in the  council, led by Councilman McGregor, opposed what they considered a bad road building and  paving contract and succeeded  in landingamiserablego-between  jn jail for an attempt at bribery.  As the Provincial government  were contributing $100,000 towards the work they were asked  to investigate the contract. A  hearing was arranged, notice of  of which was mailed to those opposing the contract, such notice  being received after the hearing  was over.    After going closely  into the charges Sir Richard <]>  cided he would not be justilu  in interfering seeing amajono  of the council favored the cor  tract. The people themselv<  expressed an opinion on Januar  17th, when Councilman McGit^  or was elected reeve by a two ���������  one vote, with a solid council  supporters. Not one of t!u^  favoring the contract were lifted.  Would it not do some of oir  long-suffering Bella Coola frii:i.t!>  good to land on somebody in  that?   They can, but first tin  must secure the municipal ch<!  it may be urged that taxatic  would be increased, I cannot -  it.    Asa matter of simple justu  the Provincial government wou  contribute the same proporti(-������  ate amount they now spend  *  BRAID'S BEST-  TEA   COFFEE   SPICES  FLAVORING   EXTRACTS  Are ABSOLUTELY PURE and conform with the Government  Standards  absolutely  Wm. Braid & Co. Vancouver, b. c.  Li*  ''jess  ���������M  v$.  r'  'v^ffl  '.1  >���������**  Kemp's INVALID PORT  A SUPERIOR  MEDICATED  WINE  Unsurpassed as a  TONIC,  STIMULANT  AND   INVIGORATOR  Wholesale  Distributers  _        a       rwt . ������  .1      Wholesale  Distributer!  J. 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^eaves V'c,0"a everY Wednesday.  ��������� ��������� -~~Leaves Vancouver every Thursday a( 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 rules of Freights, Faros and other information, apply f"  Hkad Okkick, Carrali, St., Vancouver; or John Barnsi.ny,  1003 Govkknmknt St., Victoria. ���������  ^rffoV.  !Sr,!0$flturJay, February 28,   1914  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  3  le  II  M  'the valley, less what is nowpaid  i' irrtaxes from within the proposed  (   municipal boundary, which would  1 ^vttien go direct to the municipal  '& ^treasury.    Thus being in same  t\   position as at present with re-  ;;''   gards to local taxation but having  the power to place it as a single  tax on land values, under which  an individual or section deriving  special  benefits  from  roads or  othef public works would have  rttiffion increased in proportion  'ijgffflcrease in land value result-  ,J^fr0Srom better roads or bridges.  >SMe taxation of land less favor-  ^ffably situated would then be re-  V������ -1 duced in proportion.  Should it be that the population of the valley is not sufficient  to comply with the Municipal  Act a special "enabling act"  ������'   '������������������������������������.'      -    '"        '     ���������  CO  :h  would be justifiable on the  ground of extreme difficulty in  getting Mr. Manson to understand what, the people of Bella  Coola want good roads for anyway. Should Mr. Bowser oppose  it, he could be shown to be in  danger of losing his Empire, as  in the classic words of a prominent Prince Rupert Conservative  who recently visited the valley,  "the Bella Coola Conservatives  are all shot to h���������-."  But it should be understood  from the start that party political  questions would have no place or  consideration in municipal affairs. , The.people uniting in an  effort of self-goverment, enabling those who will to help themselves. Let us call it opportunity.'  No Conscription Here.  We will not withhold1 our admiration from General Otter as  a brave man. But we.do not admire him as a herald of the  Hughes propaganda. And the  moment he uses the word "compulsory" in Canada he expresses  his willingness to make of us a  race of serfs, a caste-ruled herd.  Does he not reflect upon the  brave men he led through Africa  in his proposal to force our sons  to be soldiers? None of those  was a conscriptionist���������London  Morning Advertiser.  SLU  ���������u ii*  itllU  ! cor  elv<  mar  ^  wo "  cil  thov  elt'c-  I (.:!���������(!  ,11  lh<  Cl 1,1  at n'  it -  stu  :ou  ti(.'.  YT  -J'  D  D  *-v  This  Space  Reserved for  JOHN W. PECK & Co.  LIMITED  Vancouver, B. C.  Manufacturers of ^Fit-Rite'  Clothing,   Over a 1 Is   and  Perfect-Fitting Shirts.  u  U  D   I  '   ���������  ���������  MR.  Why not take up  land in a district  with a future?  j������-  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.  es_s_s  WRITE US ABOUT (BELLA COOLA LANDS.  Farm Lands Company  Bella Coola, B. C.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ^ Manitoua. Saskatchewan and Amikkta,  the Yukon Tkrkitory. the NOktii-wkstThkri-  ���������rorilKK ami in n portion of the J'ltoviNCK of  BltlTlHH Coi.umhia, may he leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more lhan 2,000 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must he made hy the  applicant in person to the A������ent or Suh-Ajtent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or local subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be stuked out by the applicant  himself.  . Each 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 the mine shall furnish  the Ajrent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal rnininj? rights  are not bcint; 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 Asent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY.  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B. ��������� Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30(590.  OH  j  ������H  ������>���������������  ���������<0  To Land Seekers, Campers,     why Pack Your outfits  PrOSpectOrS,   EfC. Further Than Necessary?  WE CARRY COMPLETE LINES OF THE FOLLOWING AT BELLA COOLA PRICES:  GROCERIES TENTS DRY GOODS HARDWARE  CAMPERS' SUPPLIES PACKERS' REQUISITES  HAY  AND   GRAIN  a  i  l Bella Coola Mercantile Co., Hagensborg  12 Miles from Bella  Coola and on Direct  Route to the Interior  OH  KM  f(M  ��������� OH  (���������(>���������<  MM  M0  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.  B. FILLIP JACOBSEN  Agent for and  Owner of  FARM, TMBER LANDS AND WATER POWER  IN BELLA COOLA AND VICINITY  TEN ACRE FARMS A SPECIALITY  CJ After a residence of 30 years I have acquired  a thorough knowledge of the whole coast of  British Columbia, and can give reliable information of the different resources at almost any  point in this part of the province. All information strictly guaranteed.  B. F1L1 .IP JACOBSEN, Bella Coola, B. C.  BUSINESS CARDS  Geoffrey K. Burnett   D. J. McGugan  C.E.. B.C.L.S., B.A.S.C.. B.C.L.S.,  ASS. M. CAN. SOC. C.E.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  (Late Hill & Burnett)  CIVIL ENGINEERS and  B. C. LAND SURVEYORS  Grand View Hotel, Bella Coola, B.C.  City address���������New Westminster, B.C.  P.O. Box 886. Telephone 232.  j. a. leroy PhoneSey. 9387 ���������>��������� nation  BUS MEETS ALL BOATS AND TRAINS  Hotel Winters  COR. ABBOTT AND WATER STREETS  VANCOUVER, B. C.  EUROPEAN    PLAN    HOT AND COLD WATER  Sl.OO TO $2.50      STEAM   HEATED  ROOMS WITH BATH  Builders of Canada's Century.  If you were to ask the man on  the street to name a single act!  of constructive legislation origin-)  ally devised and carried through j  in the twenty-eight months of j  Bordon rule, he would have difficulty in naming it.    Laurier and I  his: cabinet brought some outstanding act of   statesmanship;  into every session of parliament, j  penny    postage,     immigration, j  Grand  Trunk  Pacific, canals, a!  i  Canadian  navy  for  Canadians, j  and they went down to defeat  on the greatest proposal of the  chief's career. The Laurier government produced the builders  of Canada's century.��������� London  Morning Advertiser.  (t  The Panama Tolls.  "When a nation is wrong and  knows it is wrong, it should have  ���������the courage to act accordingly.  When a Congress controlled by  Democrats, who in other matters  have proved to be honest, is respectfully asked to recede from  a position involving monopoly,  subsidy and bad faith, there  ought to be no hesitation.���������New  York World.  MRS. /. CLAYTON &l^ad  =%  Dry Goods  Boots and Shoes  Groceries and General Merchandise  Hardware 0 Surveyors', Loggers'  and Packtrain Supplies a Speciality  FURS Bought and Sold  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  J  Nabob  Jelly  Makes a  Delicious Dessert  TRY IT!  M  H  ii  i i  M  II  "t  M. M  M    M  ���������<    M  M    M  j-aaw-o-fflBra-o-cEEB-o-orafr-c!  L  [ol  and liquor Co. 5  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous  Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland.  WINES, LIQUORS Ar^)"ciGARS  PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO  WE   SHIP   PROMPTLY  758 Powell Street^ Vancouver, B.C.  A -  3      C  MM  MM  M    M  K    M  M    M  M    M  M    M  IH.  Highest market prices paid.  Fair grading given.  EXPRESS CHARGES PAID-  ON ALL SHIPMENTS.  Prompt returns. Write for  Price List and Shipping Tags  to  re  Kelly, Douglas  & Co., Limited  VANCOUVER,     B.C.  EGG-O  BAKING  POWDER  PURE in the Can and  SURE in the  Baking  NOT MADE BY A TRUST  Made in Canada  Sold by all first-class Grocers  Satisfaction Guaranteed  or money back  Timid Youth���������"What dol have  to pay for a marriage license?"  Facetious clerk--"Well you get  it on the instalment plan.'' Youth  - "How's that?" Clerk -"Five  dollars down, and your entire  salary each week for the rest of  your life."  | Know's Borden's Style.  i The people of the Dominion  ! can invariably tell what is or is  jnot going to be done by antici-  I pating the exact opposite of Mr.  j Borden's declarations or promi-  ' ses.   -Halifax Chronicle.  The deputation in Ottawa to  request the party leaders to take  the Highways Bill out of politics  should address themselves to the  government. If the measure is  purged of its political elements  the Senate will at once agree to  it. All that is asked is that the  measure shall be made a rea  Highways Bill and not a bill for  political bribery and no obstacles  will be placed in the way of its  becoming law at. the earliest opportunity.  B.LEViNSON  281-83 Alexander Ave.  Animals, Birds, Fish  and all kinds of  Game Heads  Mounted True to  Nature  Hides tanned and made  into Rugs and Robes  All work strictly first - class  A. Mittler taxidermist  728 Helmcken Street  VANCOUVER, B.C.  =������  1  Watches and Clocks  Repaired  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  CHARLES TAYLOR  BELLA COOLA,  B.C.  3  Id  b  Sam Hughes told Mr. Pardee  that he considered $10,000 merely "odds and ends."    That's the  way a man of Sam's sort  feels , .,,   ^ ,    ,  .  when   spending   other   people's i will   kill   it,   somebody s  got to  money. pay. "���������Washington Star.  "Farm products cost more than  they used to."  "Yes," replied Mr. Corntossel.  "When a farmer is supposed to  know the botanical name of what  he's raisin' an' the zoological  name of the insect that eats it  and the chemical name of what  -<_������o <j������*>-<jo <j������������>-<2> a  Opportunity for TRAPPERS  We pay HIGHEST MARKET  PRICES for all Raw Fur Skins,  because we use them for manufacturing. Sell finished article  direct to public.  You  get middleman's profit.  Write for Special Price List and Tags.  C. H. ROGERS  FURS  Direct Exporter and  Manufacturer  Walkeri'Dn, can.  It is human nature to want the  biggest half���������just as if their was  such a thing. '-$  4  SkLLA COOLA COURIER  Saturday, Feb  'ay, February 28.  19,4   4$j  mi���������imwi a*rmi iiirKi-nr  LEADING^ DEALERS   IN  11  &  n  HOE  HOE  ID  &  en's, Ladies9 and  u  ^  hildren s  .oes  oocls9  m  9  oceries  9  nor  DC  HOE  w  ware  <n  :o:  :> c  30E  J&  Men's Suits, Shirts  and Underwear  1 it  HOE  3   C  HOE  ���������Pack . and. Riding Saddles  TENTS  Camp, Heating and Cook Stoves  WE   CARRY  A  LARGE  STOCK  OF  FANCY, AND   STAPLE   GROCERIES  AT LOWEST   PRICES  eiilers, Prospectors and Campers  Supplies  B.  BRYNILDSEN  &  CO  BELLA  COOLA, B.C.  t  ������       M1  ���������imwiiwuMi  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 o* Wines, Liquors, Beers,  Ale and Stout.  ������  THE  Manufacturers., of all  kinds of  M00NEY   BISCUIT HIGH-GRADE BISCUITS  "*"r __  ..     AND CANDIES    ::  & CANDY CO. Ltd.  -^^-^.j     ������rn    n������mmni li  VANCOUVER, B. C  MOONEY'S SODAS and  pilot bread  "The ��������� bestjtet"  Made in British Columbia  Eventually You Will Use  Prairie Pride Flour  Why Not Now?  Every Sack Guaranteed  Your Money Refunded If Not Satisfied  Ask your dealer.    On sale at  all first-class Grocers  Made by MEDICINE  HAT   MILLING   CO, LIMITED  MEDICINE HAT,,ALBERTA  Mail Service to Fort  George  Ottawa, Feb: 26.���������Hon. Mr.  Pell.etier stated in reply to Mr.  Oliver that* a mail service had  been established on the G. T. P.  from Edmonton ,to McBride,'145  miles east of Fort George. The  establishment of a service from  McBride to Fort George is under  consideration.  He Advises Caution  London, Feb. 26,���������Sir Helenus  Robertson, chairman of the Mersey Dock Estate, presiding at  the Canadian-American Mortgage Company's annual meeting,  said he was afraid that the recent activity in land in Canada  had caused prices which could  only be justified by many'years  of development. The financial  position there had caused some  uneasiness. Canada had a great  future, but in his opinion it  would be well for the Dominion to  pause and go slowly for a while.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������e������������������������������������Vl  ������        HUGHES BROS.        $  8 BIG  LIQUOR STORE}  ������ Wines, Liquers and Cigars S  % yWE    SHIP    EVERYWHERE \  ������Send for free price list with shipping  instructions _*  105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C. J  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������V,  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER  1)  ,?>  IF YOU GET IT AT  PLIMLEY'S  IT'������  ALL RIGHT  Baboon for a Mascot  London, Feb. 26. -Sir Thomas  Dewar is on his way home from  East Africa and is bringing with  him a mambo baboon as a mascot for Sir Thomas Lipton 's Shamrock Fourth, the new challenger  for America's yacht cup.  BIG FALL  IN  CYCLE  PRICES  During stocktaking we have found that we have quite  a number of second-hand, shop-soiled and "returned  from hire" machines and are holding an end of season  clearance at big reductions.  Look into this.  hos.Plimley  739 Yates Street  i- VICTORIA, B. C.  A  :imrar.n> TCB33W  .. Largest Shoe ..  Manufacturers on  the Pacific Coast  L 811  16 in. Oil Tan Prospector  ancoover, B. G.  SUBSCRIPTON  RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  Onk Ykar *l-0?  Six Months"  y-'f  Three Months  ������-50  UNITED STATES.  Onk Ykar  *'-50  United Kingdom and tup: Continent.  One Year. .." ��������� $2-00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BFXLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name.  P. 0.  Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclose

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