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 I  If  fir  ^ 1  $  w8  ���������*&,  ,#  %  w  I r  1  <.-1.  .i  *,  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER   REPORT  Compiled  by Mr. C. H. Urseth, of the  Hagensborg Observatory.  Temperature for the month of December, maximum, 37,  minimum, 31.  Rainfall for same period, 6.99.  VOL. 2���������NO. 16  BELLA COOLA,'B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 10,  1914.  $1.00 a Year  Indian Department  Criticised for Neglect  *    1?       f  '-'Ml-  as?-'  Sick Indians Should Be.Isolated  Victoria, Jan. 6.���������The Indian  Department' came in for some  severe criticism on account of  its failure to take proper care of  sick Indians, when Mr. Justice  Audette in the sealing enquiry,  had before him in the box an Indian named Benjamin Joseph,  from Kyuquot, a victim of the  -white plague.  Indian agent Cox, replying to  the Commissioner, said he knew  of hundreds of such cases. He  had repeatedly reported the matter to the Indian Department  but nothing had been done for  them.  "These diseased people should  .all ;be isolated rigidly,'' declared  JMr. Justice Audette. ' 'It is horrible to think of this man going  to work in the canneries, preparing canned geods."  The man's condition was so  serious that the interpreter in  swearing him in did not allow  him to touch the Bible.  Development League  Holds General Meeting  A Limb From the Dead  How A Girl Who lost Her Arm-Has  "Got A New One  Budapest, Jan. 3. ���������The remarkable operation of using the  arm of a dead girl to replace one  lost by a living girl has been performed at Prague.  Marie Hubacek, a 16-year-old  nurse girl, suffered from an affliction of the right forearm and  the arm was taken off. Dr. Ho-  rak, who performed the operation, decided to test the theory  of a Berlin professor���������that a limb  removed from a dead person  shortly after death could replace  one that had been amputated.  So the arm of a girl who died in  hospital was taken away, sewn  on to Marie Hubacek's body, and  bound fast. After three weeks  the bandage was removed.  At first the girl's new arm was  stiff,- but by means of electrical  treatment and massage, movement was possible, and now-  Marie Hubacek can use it normally, and has been able to leave  the hospital and follow her calling as a nurse girl.  SUCCESSOR NOT YET APPOINTED  Ottawa, Jan. 6.���������The successor  to Judge Wetmore as chairman  of the British Columbia Indian  Commissson will not be appointed  until the return to Ottawa of  Hon, Drj. Roche, Minister of the  InteJM"orjj who is spending his  holidays*'at his home at MinnC-  dosa, Manitoba.  Described as the first shipmaster to navigate the Upper  Skeena River and the Upper  Fraser, Captain Bonsor has passed away at the age of fifty at his  home, Portland, Oregon.  A general meeting of the Bella  Coola Development League was  held last Thursday evening at  the Colony Hall, Hagensborg,  for the business of considering  recommendations in regard to  public work's for next year and  also to hear suggestions from  members on any matters of importance to the district.  The president, Rev. W. H. Gibson, in opening the meeting,  briefly outlined the reason for  the meeting, following which the  minutes of the previous general  meeting were read and adopted.  ���������, On request, the secretary presented a statement of finances to  date, and read a resume of the  business that had occupied the  attention of the Executive board.  Among the resolutions which  are to be forwarded to the proper authorities were the following: -  "That a competent man be appointed to lay out the route of  the future road, from the end of  42ie present wagon road through  to the end of the Valley (the  Smoke house), once and-for all'  time, so that the settlers may  know where to erect buildings,  etc., and to avoid costly changes  in the road after construction."  "That following the location of  the new road in the Upper Valley, that work be pushed forward  during next season, even in a  rough way, sufficiently to enable  the settlers to haul their supplies  by sleigh in winter."  " That a bridge be erected on  the site of the old Nootsatsum  Crossing and the road thereto be  widened and improved."  Much dissatisfaction was expressed regarding the attitude of  tfie road superintendent towards  the Development League, and a  statement signed by some sixty  settlers, not members of the  League to the effect that they  considered it useless to become  members of the League so long  as the present road superintendent held office in this district, a  sentiment that was endorsed by  many members of the League,  was presented to the meeting,  the result being that a resolution  demanding the removal of the  road superintendent from office  on the grounds of idleness and  incapacity, was carried by an  overwhelming majority.  A request for an appropriation  for roads in the Saloomt Valley-  received the endorsement of the  meeting.  The question of the application  for a liquor license by the proprietor of the Grand View Hotel,  came in for considerable discussion, it being finally resolved that  the League express itself as being opposed to the granting of  same.  After a few remarks by the  chairman the meeting adjourned.  Parcel Post By  End of January  Ottawa, Jan. 8.���������Officials of  the post office department are  hard at work arranging the details of the parcels post system  provided for in the bill passed  last session. There remains still  considerable to be done, but they  are confident that the system  will be inaugurated before the  end of the present month.  ;. No arrangement has yet been,  made with the railways, who demand that theirallowanceof $2,-  000,000 for carrying mails be  raised to $6,000,000, to compensate for the loss of express business. It is probable that the,  railways will have to accept a  considerably smaller sum.  B. C. Marine Co., Purchased by A. F. Yarrow  Will Establish Branch of World-  Famous Shipbuilding Yards  at Esquimalt  Victoria, Jan. 6.��������� Mr. A. F.  Yarrow, head of the great shipbuilding firm bearing his name  and operating on the banks of the  Clyde, Scotland, has bought out  the B. C. Marine Company and  intends to establish,a branch of  his world-famous yards at Esquimau. The negotiations have  been pending for some time.  Destroyers and torpedo boats  are the specialities of the Yarrow concern and Mr. Yarrow  says that in the event of his  undertaking the.construction of  this class of vessel for the Canadian government he will build  them in Esquimalt.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  Vancouver, costing one hundred  thousand dollars, which stands  as an evidence of his thorough  capabilities. Mr. Henning while  being a young man has had a  thorough training in his business  and has demonstrated that he  may safely be entrusted with  large and extensive undertakings  B. M. Brynildsen left for New  Westminster, where for the next  five months he will continue his  studies at the Columbia College.  Miss Muriel Fonceca  Late pupil of the Royal Academy of Music, London, England,  is open for engagements to give  instruction in SINGINQ and  PIANOFOR TE PL A YING  For terms apply to Miss Fonceca, care  of Mrs. B. F. facobsen.  The SS. Cheloshin took people  somewhat ,by surprise by arriving here early Sunday morning,  having on board for this port Miss  Winnifred Pecknold, Miss Belle  Fraser, Messrs. F. Burroughs,  C. Garrett, F. Broughton and  Guy McMillan!  The Misses Pecknold and Eraser return to resume their duties  as school teachers at Lower Bella Coola and Hagensborg respectively, after spending Christmas  holidays with their friends in  Victoria and Vancouver.  Frank Burroughs is paying a  short visit after a lengthy trip  through the interior, when in  company with Mr. Robert Lowe  of the firm of Cartwright & Ma-  theison of Vancouver, he has  been engaged in survey work in  connection with the Pacific &  Great Eastern Railway.  Mr. Burroughs reports that  trains are now running from  Newport to Chacamus a distance  of some fourteen miles, and that  it is expected that work trains  will be running to Lillooet by the  end of September. Mr. Burroughs leaves by Sunday's steamer to rejoin Mr. Lowe'at Newport.  Constable Broughton returns  from one of his periodical visits  to Namu, Bella Bella and Ocean  Falls.  C. Garrett, representing the  firm of Gault Bros., of Vancouver, is busy with our local merchants and reports good business.  The outgoing passengers by  the last steamer were Mr. and  Mrs. Henning, Messrs. B. M.  Brynildsen and Hans Kasperson.  Mr. and Mrs. Henning left for  their  home in Vancouver after  spending the Christmas holidays  with Mr. and Mrs. P. Peterson. > , ,_, .. ,  cause of the excitement proved  Mr. Henning is a builder and i to be in regard to the election of  contractor and has made good in officers.  some  very   large   undertakings!    It appears that the old officials  lately.    His latest undertaking'of the organization have incurred  was a large apartment block in i the wrath of the "powers that  Conservatives Hold Meeting  We regret very much to say  that there has been considerable  dissention and illfeeling in the  ranks of the local Conservative  party of late. Not that this has  had any distressing effect on  business, rather the contrary,  but the Courier, at all times,  likes to see things running  smoothly in regard to things  which concern this community.  However, things are now settled for the ensuing year, and  peace, as far as we know, has  been restored.  The annual meeting of the Bella Coola Conservati ve Association  was held at the Mackenzie School  last Sunday afternoon, the unusual attendance plainly showing  that temporary interest had been  aroused, and that something important was to take place.    The  be," all for the reason that, during the past year, they had'held  opinions of their own in regard  to road work and such like, and  for this heinous offence were to  be pitched out of office and replaced by a new set of officers  more amenable to the dictates  of the "political machine."  Enough to say that for some  inexplicable reason the machine  slipped a cog, dealing disaster to  the hopes of many an aspirant  for honors as well as the machinist.  The election of officers resulted  as follows: President, S. Le C.  Grant; Vice-President, Howard  Brown; Sec.-Treas., G. Lindsell.  Executive Committee���������Thomas  Draney, Vincent Clayton, Gus.  Pearson and John H. Shaf er.  The public schools throughout  the valley have been reopened  after the holidays. Mr. S. R.  Brown is the new teacher in  charge of the Mackenzie School  in town, in place of Miss Ethel  Carlisle of Vancouver, who resigned at the end of the year.  O. T. Kellog, who was down  from Hagensborg last week, tells  us that the Saloomt Mills in which  he is interested are now making  ready for getting in the year's  supply of logs, and are anxiously  looking forward to a fall of snow  which would greatly facilitate  the hauling of the logs.  The Courier is pleased to know  that Mr. John Lunos has again  been appointed fire warden in  this district.  Mr. Lunos has already held  this post for the past four years,  and has gained the respect of  everyone by his energy and strict  attention to his duties.  We heartily congratulate him  on his reappointment.  under the direction of Dr. Best  was an unqualified success, the  selections by the Kitamat and  Bella Bella Indian bands adding  greatly to the pleasures of the  occasion.  About thirty guests were entertained to Christmas dinner at  the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.  Pauline, following which a pleasant evening was spent, the excellent music being greatly enjoyed.  The boat "Venture" brought  two new settlers who intend  making their homes in the vicinity.  Engineer Drowned  A sad drowning-fatality happened recently in the vicinity of  Schooner passage. It appears ,  that a halibut fishing boat was  proceeding north to the fishing  grounds when, the engineer had  the misfortune to fall overboard.  The man was not missed until the  Captain looking into the engine  room found it vacated. ^  The body has not as yet been  recovered. %  N  amu  Rev. T. C. Colwell leaves on  Sunday for a visit to Namu,  Kimsquit, Bella Bella and Ocean  Falls. The services at the Mackenzie School will be conducted  during his absence by Rev. W.  H. Gibsom   To Lovers of Music  We are informed that Miss Fonceca a distinguished lady vocalist  and pianist will shortly take up  her residence in the valley, and  as we understand that she will  be willing to give instruction in  both singing and pianoforte, this  will be a long awaited opportunity for the many music lovers  throughout this district.  Any person desirous of taking  lessons should write at once to  P. O. Box 71, Bella Coola.  ?  C  6  m  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Draney  entertained the officers of the  SS. Chelohsin to dinner last Saturday. Afcer ' dinner the company were treated to some excellent musical selections. Jf.  . Mr. Patterson of the Chelohsin.  who was in splendid voice-delighted his audience with on'&bf  his typical renderings and; was  rewarded- by long and vociferous  applause.                               !>V;  It is rumoured that Mr. Patterson has had a very tempting offer  made to him by a leading American opera company, and may be  tempted to shortly leave the sea  for a less arduous and more lucrative occupation.  The saw mill will start cutting  again next week. Orders for  lumber are coming in steadily  and the mill will be kept busy  to supply the demand. A plentiful supply of excellent logs is  on hand.  Shushartie Bay     .[.  4.  The weather has been very  mild and there is every prospect  of a very moderate winter. ^A  large influx of new settlers:^ is  expected in the spring and considerable developments duribg  the New Year are anticipated.  The last meeting for 1913tof  the Nahwitte and District Conservative Association was held  at Nahwitte River on Saturday,  December 13. The election of  officers for the ensuing year resulted in a surprising turnover.  Mr. G. H. Hellings was elected  President ; Mr. A. E. Higgins,  Vice-President; A. E. Higgins,  junr, Secretary. The new executive is made up as follows:  Messrs. R. O. Bramley, C. Higgins, A. E. Hole, A. D. Darlington, L. H. Bragg, E. Birtwistle  and G. Fyllia. The retiring  president, Mr. F. H. Bragg, was  also  voted to the honorary,,po-  r.  ii    d  ii    m sition.  Bella Bella Notes tt is proposeci to hold a social  The Christmas tree entertain-! evening in connection with the  cut  arranged   by  the Indians j above sometime in January.  (Eljurrlt NntiiT  Public Worship of God.  Sunday School     -     2:30 p.m.  Church Service     -    7: 30 p. m.  Preacher for Sunday  W. H. Gibson.  Kev.  Reo.  T. C Colwell. B. A.. Pastor  ���������&>  to Advertise.   An ad. in the Courier never fails to bring results.  Give us a trial. GTSSS^S^c) Let us publish your Land Notices. 10  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, January tO,   19)4  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 CORKESI'ONDENTS���������No letters will be published  in tho Courier except over the writer's signature.  The Editor reserves the risrht to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  risk. ^  Vancouver Office - - 317-323 Cambie St.  'Salus pnjntlt xwpmna rat lrx."  SATURDAY, JAN. 10, 1914.  Contradictory Statements  V     ���������  M   >  A few weeks. ago" Sir Richard  (   McBride told a large audience  that "the ��������� expenditure  has not  exhausted our bank balance, for  the Province ' yet has, a substantial sum'to its credit."  ���������.,'   More   recently   Hon.  W.   H.  .   Bowser'"is  heard saying,; ''The  policy of, the' government was  .not to hoard up ��������� money,'but to  ���������'��������� expend it'- in   building   up   the  country., People think the government should have money- in  the bank, but on account of the  financial. stringency   which-, all  / lines of business have felt, THE  GOVERNMENT  COULD  NOT,  ;;SQU ARE! ITS' LEDGER."    .  "' Sir Richard says there is a substantial balance in the bank. Mr.'  ,Bowser, declares ��������� the deficit in  . the last, two years to be $13,400;-  ;. -000, and admits that our cash  asset-of $7,850,000 which once  '-'rested   peacefully in the bank  ' has disappeared.  Obviously,   then,   instead   of  that "comfortable balance in the  bank" of which Sir Richard has  -;"sptfk'en "so often, we must have  ' bVerdrawn our  account:   More  than that we must be heavily indebted in that quarter or it would  ���������not be necessary to raise money  on treasury note's.  ������,. It.is -hard- taimagine the banks  closing down- on such an excellent customer as, the Province of  British Columbia for the small  su:m of $1,500,000 for the short  term of six months.  The news that the Provincial  cash box is empty must come as  ,  a great shock- to the supporters  1  of, the government in outlying  ��������� districts,   who   have   been,   for  some years past, gloating over  the fact that so rnuch money has  been  spent in  their respective  communities.  At Bella Coola, an impression  has seemed to prevail in the  .minds of certain people, that it  was Wm. Manson, our representative' in the provincial house,  'who gave us the money for our  roads, and if we did not have  him for our member we could not  expect a-red cent for roads or  anything else: These people will  probably see Mr. Manson's generosity curtailed when the appropriations for next season are  announced.  o    o     o    o    o  Poor Business  Municipalities throughout the  province are having' troubles of  their own. Troubles to a very  great extent of their own making They have been run in the  interest of the real estate man,  and have over done things.  With the sole object of raising  real estate values, all kinds of  improvements have been carried  out and vast sums of tax-payers"  money spent, which should have  been spread over years. It is  doubtful if some of the expensive work carried out was ever  required at all.  If the  municipal  authorities,  town councils, etc., had acted as  rational businessmen, instead of  becoming crazed with the idea  of getting rich quickly,  consequently booming real estate in  their respective districts to the  highest possible pitch, it is very  doubtful if such  municipalities  would be in the unenviable position  as  regard   finances  that  they appear to be in today.  .   No new industries have been  started for the very good reason  that land on which to erect'plants  was boomed sky-high, and  the  man who would.commence some  sort of an industry has been facing these problems���������the Tadnor-  mally high prices of industrial  sites, and where such were procurable at many time a fair price,  the taxes would be so high as to  form an almost unsurmountable  barrier to successful business.  Very few industries   can  be  fostered under'such conditions.  Some municipalities are worse  than "broke". Their borrowing  powers have become exhausted,  the banks' will not make any fur-  ther advances as their accounts  are already too greatly overdrawn: ������������������ ���������  This  condition 'of things has  been coming on gradually.   The  municipal governments did not  act like, the wise mariner, who,  seeing a squall coming, shortens  sail with all haste lest disaster  overtake his vessel.    Rather did  the brave councillors, strutting  the bridge supported bystanche-  ons of inflated and fictitious real  estate values, set their eye on  easy   money,   and   sailed   their  municipal ship full speed on to  the rock of financial depression.  Everything has been real estate.    ' The   provincial  govern  ment itself has been,in the busi  ness good and strong. Sell, sell,  sell and spend the money, and  now we are faced with the result.  The province is today faced  with a deficit of $13,400,000, besides which there is the public  debt. This, together with the  Mackenzie and Mann and Pacific  Great Eastern "bargains," will  "certainly' give the taxpayers  something to think about for  years to come.  Get Together  It was generally understood  that Mr. Wm. Manson was elected on a platform which included  the construction of a wagon road  from Bella Coola to Tatla Lake.  This is a matter which has evidently been forgotten. We have  refrained from referring to it,  and only do so now at the request of our Conservative friends  who are anxious to see the road  extended into* the interior.  The Bella Coola Conservative  Association should see to it that  this is brought plainly before  Mr. Manson.   .  We' have -already suggested  that the route for this road should  be surveyed and .finally located  by a competent engineer, and  probably by that' time we shall  have as road snperintendent, a  t  man who knows something about  road building.  When we have so commenced,  we will ,be ready for the word  "go", and by pulling together  we may then get a wagon road  from tide water at Bella Coola to  Tatla Lake'there to join with the  existing wagon road, thus connecting up Bella Coola with the  Cariboo Road.  The Courier would like to see  the whole Conservative party in  Bella Coola unitedin this matter.  It should not be left to the few  to work for develoyments which  concern' the whole community,  and to set matters right.  volves upon each one of us to  work for those things which  benefit the community, and  which will improve conditions  for those who will follow us. Let  it never be said that we have  shirked our responsibilities. If  we are true to ourselves, we cannot help! but be true to the community in which we move. Let,  us therefore resolve to use our  endeavors towards bettering conditions in our home district during the year 1914.  3xm\\ (Mbm lajja  By I. F.  We would like to see the leaders of the local Conservative  party to come together and prepare some plans for the future.  Time fa fleeting, and the period  of huge appropriations is passing,  and delay is dangerous.  Let us all, regardless of party  feelings, come together in a  movement towards greater activity.    It is a duty which de-  When the colonists, after that  memorable day, October 30th,  1894, had been swallowed up by  the wilderness of Bella Coola,  and had located themselves on  their respective estates, each  member signed an agreement  with the Government of British  Columbia, the last but not the  least important paragraph of  which read as follows:  "And the Grantor hereby covenants that as soon as each member of the Colony, to the number  of thirty in all, has erected a  dwelling house upon the land  comprised in the ..respective  leases, or as soon as the said  Grantor has satisfied himself of  the bona fide settlement of the  Colony upon the lands alotted to  the members thereof, there will  be made and constructed a wagon road through, the land occu-  pied by the Colony."  The early Colonists were not  amateurs, many of them had  gone through pioneering times  on the plains of the Red River.  Stern experience had taught  them that roads are of vital importance to the welfare of any  settlement.  It is almost pathetic to read  the minutes of the frequent  Colony meeting with its numer-  ous applications for road improvements, with its reports of committees as to how ,the appropriations were to be expended, etc.  As in the days of early Rome,  every free citizen was a soldier,  so in the days of early Bella Coola every freeholder was a road-  maker, applying axe and spade  with the earnestness of men who  know they are engaged in one of  Popular and  Useful Gifts  A Dirks* Watch, Chain or Fob  WATfHF^ for Men and Boys' in a ������reat variety of  WAltnLJ styles, but all warranted to be reliable  timekeeDers. We have many fine-grades in men's Thin  Models, as well as in Models especially intended for  Doctors, Merchants, Ranchers and Lumbermen.  WATPHFS for Ladies in the newest popular case de-  VYAltnLJ 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^,������^.���������:  and our Catalogue illustrates a very representative display of our stock.    See pages 21, 22, 26, 40 and 41.  Do not leave your Christmas orders too late.    Buy before th<>  rush of the season begins.    The last two weeks are always  full of hurry and worry.      Buy.from our Catalogue represen  tations at once and benefit by our moderate prices.  HENRY BIRKS & SONS, LTD.  ������ SILVERSMITHS  Vancouver, B. C.  JEWELLERS AND SILVERSMITHS  GEORGE E. TROREY ,  Managing Director  The Bank of British North America  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  No notice  Accounts opened for amounts of $1 and upwards.  ) 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  the serious struggles of life. As  a rule the work was paid, but it  happened that the Provincial  treasurer saw bottom in hisstrong  box before the fiscal year was  ended; then the men of. Bella  Coola received nothing or were  paid "pro rata" Pay or no pay  the work went on.  'While there was a scarcity of  money in those days, there was  abundance of good humor, a eon-  dition which I fear has been very  much changed since then.  It is a necessary part of a pioneers general make up to be so  constituted that it does not require a surgical operation to get  a joke into his head.     Well do I  remember how much amusement  the strange term "pro rata"  created when it was brought up  at our-meetings. The- first record I can find of this phrase is  in a letter from Mr. P.: J. Leech,  P. L. S.,; to- the; Coloriyv dated  Saturday, - April 37 1896. Thus  writes Mr; Leech; -       V  "Under, the circumstances I  would suggest that the Colonists  build- the: bridge and -the wharf  and that the only material to be  purchased' be, the covering for  the wharf and approach, and  nails and any ironwork that may  be required. The ���������Colony to get  out the piles, caps,' stringers,  etc., build wharf and approach,  Braids  ���������^#estK  .'. ^"PAiUHs -..PliBt IPItt "  Did You Get Yours  This Morning  BRAID'S BEST COFFEE  Kemp's INVALID PORT  A SUPERIOR  MEDICATED  WINE  Unsurpassed as A  TONIC,  STIMULANT  AND  INVIGORATOR  J       A      T M. I JL J      Wholesale  Distributers  . A. lepoorten Ltd.,Vancouver, b.c.  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & 'HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  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 ^cto"a 6very Wednesday.  i ���������Leaves Vancouver every Thursday at 11 p.m.  LEAVES BELLA COOLA SUNDAY MORNING.  S. "Capilano" or S. S. "Coquitlam" also call with  Gasoline and Explosives by special arrangement.-  For rates of Freights, Fares and other information, apply to  Head Office, Carrall St., Vancouver; or John Barnsi-ey,  1003 Government St., Victoria. ^Saturday, January 10,   1914  BELLA  COOLA   COURIER  $ PRINCE RUPERT ASSESSMENT DISTRICT  W COURT OF REVISION  V/t   t . ������������������:   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN tliat a Court of Revision and  Appeal, under the provisions of the "Taxation Act" respecting the assessment rolls of the Prince Rupert Assessment District for the year 1914, will be held at the Provincial,  .,/^Assessor's Office, Prince Rupert, B. C.,  on Friday, January  iff30th, 1914, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.  Dated at Prince Rupert, B. C, December 27th, 1913.  ALFRED CARSS,  Judge of the Court of Revision and Appeal.  an  d when the work is completed  divide the money 'pro rata.' "  i. Thus in the school of life did  the colonists receive their first  and only instruction in latin:    It  is a great thing to know a little  ^ of this classic language, it has  \ always been a sure passport to  he most exclusive set of society  n   Bella   Coola   or   elsewhere,  ������vhere people have an equal regard for real education.    May it  lways so remain.  It was customary to hold the  Annual    meeting    sometime   in  fjanuary; to this gathering the  ��������� ��������� read   his  the affairs  v&f the past year and outlining  \v.������he policy of the year to come.  ?>yln order to give some idea of the  ^nature of these messages, and  -31'cof the state of the settlement at  ^that time.    I select the one for  ** 1903 as typical.    It is a transla-  |tion from the language of Norse-  men and I shall try to follow it  J^word for word, the reader will  '5 "kindly bear this in mind:  &*?     - '  ; '^To the Bella Coola Colony.  J.&f.   The past year has been a pros-  ^president  invariably  ^j^pessage, reviewing  viperous one to the ,Golony,    The  %  'vlfgeneral progress in the increase  V*6'f land cleared, in the procuring  di domestic animals, the erection  Ttof-larger and more comfortable  ""houses, the planting of fruit trees  ; etc., has been as great if not  [>~i greater than in any previous  The crops were the great-  \fl-year.  est ever gathered.  In this isolated place and in  this comparatively heavy timber  it cannot be expected that conditions willchange so rapidly as  in places more conveniently'located or where the clearing of  the land is lighter. But it is my  conviction that this place shall  also, within a few years, prove  that the upbuilding of this valley  shall come up to our highest expectations.^ ���������������������������''���������  The prospects in this regard  have been greatly improved. The  cannery down by the inlet has  passed over into  the hands  of  more enterprising men, and is to  be much enlarged.    A pulp mill  that will employ hundreds of men  has almost been decided upon.  Two   transcontinental   railways  are heading towards the coast,  and there is  great probability  that Bella Coola will be considered the most fitting terminus for  one of them.    Bella Coola is becoming a place well known in  this province at least, and its inhabitants are   more and more  gaining the respect of the outside world.    For all this we ought  to be thankful, look into the future with stronger hope, and this  again  should  "man  us. up" to  greater exertions that we may  be found worthy and ready for  the changes the future will carry  in her lap.  {To be concluded next issue.)  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL Mlfs'INO RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  *-' Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Auiekta,  the Yukon '1'ekimtokv, the North-west Tkkki-  TOKitiS and in a portion of the Province of  British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one yearH at an annual rental of $1 an  ucrc. Not more than 2.500 acres) will be leaned  to one applicant. \  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant, in perHon to the Atfent or Snb-A^ent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  in Burveyecl territory the land must be described by sections, or IckiiI subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee oi* $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 five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal minine; rights  are not being operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application ahould be  made to the Seeretury of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion Lands.  .  -  ��������� W. W. COItY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. R.���������Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������3'tfiiiO.  o><  ���������C M  <a  To Land Seekers, Campers,    why Pack Your outfits  PrOSpectOrS,   EtC. 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  Bella Coola Mercantile Co., Hagensborg  12 Miles from Bella  Coola and on Direct  Route to the Interior  0M  ���������OH  N>  KO  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  ������������������~  ���������J After a residence of 30 years I have acquired  Agent for and Owner of  a thorough  knowledge of  the whole   coast of  FARM, TMBER LANDS AND WATER POWER  IN BELLA COOLA AND VICINITY  British Columbia,  and  can  give reliable information of the different resources at almost any  point in this part of the province.     A11 information strictly guaranteed.  TEN ACRE FARMS A SPECIALITY  B. FIL1 .IP JACOBSEN, Bella Coola, B, C.  BUSINESS CARDS  Geoffrey K. Burnett   D. J. McGuoan  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.  vlf  ���������-#  ���������**L  j..a. leroy PhoncSey. 9387 -J- nation  BUS MEETS ALL BOATS AND TRAINS  Hotel Winters  COR. ABBOTT AND  WATER' STREETS  VANCOUVER, B.'.C.  EUROPEAN   PLAN   Hotand Cold Water  S1.OOtoS2.50    steam heated  *\  MRS. J. CLAYTON *?,  blished  864  Dry Goods  LZD  Boots and Shoes  Groceries and General Merchandise  Hardware dD Surveyors', Loggers'  and Packtrain Supplies a Speciality  ROOMS WITH BATH  Land Notices  ���������/  MR. SETTLER  t    Why not take up  y / land in a district  with a future?  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.  VANCOUVERLAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT OF COAST���������RANGE III.  Take notice that Edward D'Urban  Sheringham, of Chezacut, B.C., occupation stock raiser, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following  described land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  north-east corner of Lot 857, thence  south twenty-two chains, thence east  twenty chains, thence north twenty-two  chains, thence west twenty chains to  point of commencement, containing 40  acres, more or less.  EDWARD D'URBAN SHERINGHAM  Dated September 30. 19i;i. Nov. 22-Jan. 24  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������RANGE   HI.  Take Notice that William Wright  Copeland of Chezacut, B.C., occupation  stock raiser, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at  the south-east corner of Lot 329, thence  west twenty chains, thence south twenty  chains, thence east twenty chains, thence  north twenty chains to "point of commencement, containing 40 acres, more  or less.  WILLIAM  WRIGHT COPELAND.  Dated, October II. H11X Nov.29--Jjin.il.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   Or   COAST���������RANGE   III.  Take Notice that Samuel Copeland,  if  Okanagen Center, occupation fruit jfl������   i\r\(\ the  aiser, intends to apply for permission j      '  ���������   CONGRATULATIONS  The Courier cannot pass the  opportunity of congratulating the  Conservative Club on their wise  selection of men to fill the important offices for the ensuing  year.  We have no quarrel with any  person in the Conservative ranks.  They are our .friends and we appreciate their, friendship.  We feel however, that if a new  set of men had been elected, it  might not have been as well for  the community as a whole.  It has been obvious to us for  some time past that all was not  well within the party, and we  have endeavored to point out  that in our opinion nothing could  be gained by fostering dissention.  Had we taken a hand in this  affair, we would naturally have  sought to have ranged ourselves  with the side which stood for  the best development of the district, justice and truthfulness to  all. Again it would have meant  a choice between old friends,  men whom we have known for a  decade or more, as against men  who have been in the community  but a short time.  The Courier has criticised public works as carried on in Bella  Coola. This criticism is acknowledged as being fair by all  right thinking Conservatives,  those who have no personal axe  to grind, but who. rather desire  to see everyone accorded a square  deal. On the other hand we  have a class whose sole thoughts  are Cor their own personal bene-  at class is safer out of  FURS Bought and Sold BELLA COOLA, B.C.  ���������<  u  K    M  KM  KM  6XM  t-nTinTTfMi'WiffiVfugnnift-r  and Liquor Co. i  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous  Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland.  WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO  WE   SHIP    PROMPTLY  758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.  KM  K    M  <M  K    M  K    M  KM  KM  Highest market prices paid.  Fair grading given.  EXPRESS CHARGES PAID  ON ALL SHIPMENTS.  Prompt returns. Write for  Price List and Shipping Tags  to���������  B.LEVSNSON  281-83 Alexander Ave.  ous efforts to obtain control but  failed utterly, and as the Courier  knows the pros and cons in regard to this matter, it brings us  great, pleasure to know that local  affairs are in safe hands for the  next year at least.  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.  WRITE US ABOUT BELLA COOLA LANDS.  to purchase the following described land: j any office that would accord them  Commencing at a post planted at the i       * .,   ..   , . .  south-east corner   of   Lot 733,   thence j a hill dictatorship,  west    twenty   chains,     thence    south j  i'It arm  Lands Company  Bella Coola, B.C.  twenty chains, thenoe east twenty  chains, thence north twenty chains to  point of commencement, containing 40  acres, more or less.  SAMUEL COPELAND.  Dated, October 11. I'.HX  Nov. 2i)-Jnn. it.  W. W. COI'KI.AND.  A Kent.  wmaamm  Digusted Sportsman���������Missed  again ! I can't hit a thing. I'll  have to give it. up.  Stalker- Oh, I wadna dae like  that. Ye canna hit them, but  ye hae a fine style, whatever.  The Courier appreciates the  work of Messrs. S. Le C. Grant  and G. R. Lindsell during last  year, and while they may not  have accomplished as much  through the Association as might  have been expected, we feel sure  that they have spared no efforts  on behalf of the Conservative  party and the community in  which they live.  The other party made strenu-  "Everybody can't be a road  boss," says a Tory paper. 'Tis  true! Nor can everybody be employed on the road gang, for  there are many settlers in Skeena  district now who refuse to vote  Tory even at the expense of a  summer's job.  GOVERNMENT OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  Dept. of Agriculture  Office of Assistant Horticulturist���������New Court House,  PRINCE RUPERT, B. C.  'Phone 534.  Information or advice freely  given.  WRITE OR CALL.  Small Eleanor "Papa, have  you paid the doctor for the new  baby yet?"  Papa ' 'No, dear. Why do you  ask?"  Small Eleanor "'Cause if he  charges full price 1 wouldn't pay  it. It ain't near as big as the  one he left next door."  H. TOMLINSON,  Assistant Horticulturist.  6  Watches and Clocks  Repaired  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  IMMHaMaHaHHMMMmMHMBnHMMMMHnM  CHARLES TAYLOR  BELLA COOLA,  B.C.  9  ���������  ? i  '?-"���������"'  :~A  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, January 10,  l9,i  'm  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  RAL  ERCHANDISE  HI'  ������  ���������in  30E  HOC  Men's, Ladies' and  ' r  Children's Shoes  &<  Dry Goods,  &  HOE  )   C  rocenes  <SHI  30E  )   C  nor:  D   V  f  ar aware  LU  ^  Men's Suits, Shirts  i  and Underwear  JOE  )   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  Settlers, Prospectors and Campers  Supplies  B.  BRYNILDSEN  & CO.  m  -as  BELLA  COOLA, B.C.  ���������- *  ���������\  ^  Vl  VANCOUVER, B.C.,    :  Are the leading Wine and Liquor dealers of the Pacific Coaft.  They Specialize with ��������� Quality and  Thrice for  Family use.  Write for illustrated Catalogue of-Wines, Liquors, Beers,  \ ___ Ale and Stout.  ������  ���������  THE  MOONEY BISCU  & CANDY CO. Ltd.  >IBaiMilHaMHWaMMMHil������HUiWHiMWMMIHIMBIMM>aiKHiM  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Manufacturers of all  kinds of  HIGH-GRADE BISCUITS  ::    AND CANDIES    ::  MOONEY'S SODAS and  PILOT BREAD  "THE   BEST  YET"  Made in British Columbia  ." THE ADVANCE OF SCIENCE.   ~   '��������� LM '  Six months ago a- trombone  player- in Ireland was heard in  Canada. It was.the first sound  transmitted' across the Atlantic  'ocean by wireless telephony. On  Monday of last week a human  voice uttered in Ireland was  heard in Canada by the same  magic of science. No words could  be distinguished, but it was another step gained by Marconi  and his fellow workers. We may  be certain that before long the'  triumph will be achieved and hu  man speech between the old  world and the new, with no medium save the mysterious channels of the air, will be added to  the scientific miracles of this age  of marvels.���������Vancouver Province  SWEET IMMEUNE.  ������  Give people what they -think  they want instead of what they  [really need and  they'll   go on  | their way rejoicing.  We swear here and now that  the government shall never again  lay hands on Mrs. Pankhurst.  We shall form a bodyguard and  are ready to face even a battleship���������General Flora "Drummond.  They shall-never lay hands on  Emmeline while the sun and the  stars and men's noses shine;  while bricks can smash and fire  can bite, and women have tongues  and dynamite!  Come, black of heart and  bloody of hand, hale, if he can,  our saint to the clink; we'll biff  your bobbies, foul tyrant band,  we'll scratch your armies, your  navies sink!  -Steam with your battleships  onto the'land, drive your old  dreadnoughts onto the strand I  You never can conquer on shore  or sea the petticoat phalanx of  Flora D!  Beware of the hatpin's deadly  jab; beware of the horrendifluous  gab! The corset steel shall make  you squeal, or, crushed beneath  the taxi's wheel, you'll die the  death with gasoline. You horrid  brutes, you forcible feeders, you  ruffians, scoundrels, torturers,  bleeders, you nasty contemptible  mean things! You ne'er shall lay  hands on Saint Emmeline, mild,  gracious, tender, sweet, serene  Emmeline!���������New.York Sun.  HUGHES BROS.  BIG LIQUOR STORE  Wines, Liquers and Cigars  WE    SHIP    EVERYWHERE  $-&i  Send for free price list with shipping instructions   . ___        f  105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C.  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  'k  ^H IF YOU GET IT AT    PLI M LEY'S    IT'S ALL R I G H T gffV  BIG FALL  IN  CYCLE  PRICES  COPYRICMT'  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.  Thos.Plim!ey  739 Yates Street  VICTORIA, B. C.  SUBSCRIPTION  RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One Year $1-00  Six Months  0.75  Three Montbs  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year....  $1-50  United King;oom and the Continent.  One Year $2.00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find .,'...,'.: .subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name.  P. 0.  Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed


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