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Array IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCEL-  LENT HUNTING AND  FISHING.  WEATHER  REPORT FOR  NOVEMBER  Compiled  Bella Coola  by  Mr. C.  II.  Observatory.  Urseth, of the  Temperature :  Maximum, 44  Minimum 33.  Rainfall,  4.59 inches.  I VOL. 3���������NO. 12  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 2,  1915.  $1.00 a Year  -jfVU  stria ceases  Summary of News from Seat of War  Monday. The following statement is issued by the official press  bureau: On Friday December 25, German warships lying off  Cuxhaven were attacked by seven British naval sea-planes, escorted by light cruisers, destroyers and submarines. The attack  was delivered in daylight from point near Heligoland. As the  British ships were seen by the Germans from Heligoland, two  Zeppelins and several sea-planes and submarines attacked them  and a naval combat ensued. By clever manoeuvring the enemy's submarines were avoided and the two Zeppelins were  easily put to flight by the guns of the cruisers Undaunted and  Arethusa. The enemy's sea-planes succeeded in dropping bombs  near our ships but without hitting any of them. The British  ships remained three hours off the enemy's coast without being  molested by any surface vessels. Three out of the seven British  airmen with their machines returned safely. Three others were  picked up later by British submarines, their machines being  . sunk. The seventh pilot, flight commander Hewlet, is missing.  His machine was seen in a wrecked condition eight miles from  Heligoland and his fate is unknown. The extent of damage  done by the British airmen cannot be estimated but all their  bombs were discharged at points of military significance.  ��������� On Thursday last squadron-commander Richard B. Davies of  the British naval air service visited Brussels in a Farman by-  plane for the purpose of dropping twelve bombs at the airship  shed said to contain eight German airships. Eight bombs were  discharged at first attack, of which six are believed to have hit.  The remaining four were discharged on the return flight. Owing  to clouds of smoke which arose from the shed the effect could  not be distinguished but it is almost certain to have been  destroyed.  Tuesday. A despatch to the Daily Mail referring to a report that  four British airmen dropped bombs on the German island of  Langenes in the North Sea on Christmas Day, killing several  civilians, says that investigation proves that it was not British  but German aviators who dropped the bombs. They evidently  believed that British torpedo boats were lurking off the island  in the fog. A Paris despatch says, there is every evidence that  the Germans are soon to begin another desperate attack on the  French center in another attempt to cut their way through to  Paris. For some time the enemy's forces at this point have  been greatly strengthened while heavy French reinforcements  are arriving daily.  The London Times declares there is excellent reason to believe,  despite all German denials, that the Parseval shed and airships  were destroyed by the British airship raid on Cuxhaven. It  adds that serious damage was inflicted on the Zeppelin sheds.  London Daily Sketch says Commander Francis Hewlett, who  piloted one of the British sea-planes in the raid on Cuxhaven,  is a prisoner in the hands of the Germans. Hewlett's machine  was damaged by shell fire and came down in the sea. When  Hewlett was last seen a German torpedo boat was approaching  him.  Wednesday. Despatch from Sofia via Rome says, alleged deals  ���������: >\ted here of a treaty between Germany, and Turkey,  yas signed the middle of November. Germany agreed to  supply necessary war material and money throughout the war,  in addition to officers, expert artillerymen and engineers. In  case of German victory, the nation agreed to pay Turkey one-  fifth of the war indemnity which she receives from the Allies.  In case of defeat, Germany pledged herself to defend territorial  integrity of Turkey. In consideration of these promises, Turkey on her part agreed to declare war on England and Russia  and proclaim a holy war, also to follow German plans and not  conclude seperate peace with an enemy of Germany.  Arrival heavy reinforcements of German infantry on the line  from the sea to Ypres has been noted recently. Enemy is endeavoring by means of frequent sudden attacks to discover weak  places in our lines. Official bulletin issued at Paris states that  German troops were defeated today in two battles of great importance, one for possession of the village of St. George,  Belgium, the other for the approaches to Steinbach in Alsace.  At St. George, French and Belgian troops carried the town by  storm, driving Germans out in definite defeat. French engineers have greatly, strengthened this section of battle front. It  is clearly evident that the Germans are unable to hold their  '"-������������������es at either the extreme right in Belgium or their extreme  ��������� ������������������:��������������� in Alsaace. The most advanced line of the Allies is on the  sea coast near Mariakerke, about two miles west of Ostend.  Thursday.    News reached Dover last night that a squadron of  sqven German aeroplanes flew over Dunkirk yesterday dropping"  -r,-rrMi bombs.    Two bombs were also dropped at Furnes.    The  -���������'.f) Furnes was evidently an effort to destroy the Belgian  : ���������garters where King Albert is at present.    No damage was  done.    Dunkirk has for long been a target for German airmen.  It is probable that this attack was made to discover British  troop3 bsing transported across the English Channel.  tr  iwiingBl  r  ee%  v.  We take this opportunity of expressing our   hearty appreciation of    ===: the loyal support extended to us by our readers and advertising patrons  during the past year.  The Courier looks forward with optimism to the  future of Bella Coola, and trusts that each of you  may'be generously benefitted by greater developments  and further business activities during the present year.  We thank you for the many evidences of your  friendship and extend to you all our cordial wishes for  A If appg -5faui f^ar  Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  The  mail  steamer   Chelohsin | hands, except that   they  really  arrived on time Wednesday morn-j did   the   waiting   and   not   the  ing with theusual large consign-1 ?^ts'A^ic^ is.toc;_0^e11 the  hi  J>  Austria Compelled to  Abandon Campaign  Servians Are Victorious  Rome, Jan. 1.���������General Kon-  rad Von Hotzendorff,  Austrian  chief of the general staff, and  Arch Duke Frederick have deft  clared that no further operations  will be taken against the Servians, so as not to divert forces  from operations against the Russians. This decision is exceedingly unpopular with the Austrian  press  which   is   demanding'!  Austrian Dreadnaught  Torpedoed by  French Submarine  London, Jan. 1.��������� An official  despatch to London Daily Mail  from Vienna contains the report  that a French submarine has  torpedoed the Austrian dread-  naught Viribus Unitis at Pola in  the Adriatic. It is said that the  hull of the dreadnaught was  pierced, but that she succeeded  in reaching her dock.  The Viribus Unitis is a vessel of  ment of freight for this port, in-!  eluding a consignment of sheep  for A. Hammer of Nootsatsum.  Several local farmers have lately  imported sheep all of which are  reported as doing first rate. Mr.  Hammer is secretary oi the Bella  Coola Farmers Institute and his  ranch, situated some eighteen  miles from salt water, is one of  the best in the whole valley.  case. After dinner, dancing was  indulged in till the early hours.  Excellent music by Mr. T. P.  Saugstad's orchestra went far  towards the s u c c e s s~ of the  evening.  Mr. and Mrs. Landry have  moved into their new residence.  Mr. Landry expects to make the  transfer of the post office and  telegraph station into the newly  constructed    premises    in    the  Among the arrivals by the last | course of a few d^s-  steamer from the south is Miss  Kate Potts, late of Grand Forks  who comes to occupy the post of  A   prolonged   spell  of mild  weather with some rain has put  teacher at the Mackenzie School \ a" e"d to skating for the time  which  will  re-open on Monday j bei^-    The iee was very good  while it lasted and local hockey  enthusiasts made the most of it.  A couple of excellent games were  pulled off between teams representative of Bella Coola and  Hagensborg, the honors going  to the town boys on each occasion.  next.  Mr. Jos. Connors of Namu, has  been spending the week in town  as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W.  Sutherland.  Among the outgoing passengers by the last south bound  steamer were Berger and Alger  Brynildsen who left for New  Westminster, where they will  attend the Columbian college.  revenge on Servia.    Up to the j 20,000 tofts displacement and has;  end of November, Austria-Hun-1* complement of 1000 men  gary operated at first three and  is one of the four ships constitu  Those who attended the concert at the Indian Mission on  Thursday evening were well re-  qkJ warded bv the excellency of the,.  kne:warueu uy uitc ! is rushing the work in spite of  program  rendered.     Following  A special service was held on  Christmas morning. Rev. T. C.  Colwell officiating, assisted by  Mr. W. H. Gibson.  The much needed work of repairing the wharf is fast nearing  completion.    Foreman McRostie  later eight army  corps against | tin������ the largest type in the Aus-  Servia, comprising with cavalry ;nan navv-  at first 150,000 men, and after-!"! ~~     If    ~  wards 400,000 men.    Servia has' Germany  Notifies   U.S.  not been able to muster an army  of more than 200,000 at any one  time.. About December 1st Austria was compelled to transfer  five complete corps to aid in the  campaign against the Russians  in Poland and Galicia, and from  that time the success of the Servians has been constant and  overwhelming, until not an Austrian soldier remained at large  in Servia, and on December 6th  King Peter re-entered Belgrade  in triumph, while a Servian army  still remained in force in Bosnia.  18,500,000 Men Fighting  London, Jan. 1.���������The belligerent armies in the fields of war  today number, all told, nearly  18,500,000 men, or 28,000,000  with all reserves and "new"  troops counted, according to a  French statistician, M. Yves  Guyot.  The expenditure required he 1  estimates at an average of nearly $2!50 daily a man, or about  $11,000,000,000 for one year of j  warfare. A single year of the  present war. he thinks, will cost  about the same amount of money  as the total expenditure .for all  the wars of the former fifty  years.  Washington, Jan. 1.���������The German Government has formally  notified the American state department that American consuls  in Belgium must be acceptable  to the German military authorities, and that it is desirable that  some of the consuls be withdrawn for the present at least.  British Forces Approach  Bagdad  Amsterdam, Jan. 1.���������A despatch from Constantinople says  British forces are approaching  Bagdad and that 5000 Turkish  volunteers are inarching from  Damascus to meet them. The  Holy Standard of Mohammed has  been taken to Damascus to inspire the Ottoman troops.  Little Danger in Egypt  London, Jan. 1. The situation  in Egypt is now considered so  settled that many officials are  starting to bring their wives and  families from England, a course  which the authorities, in August,  refused to permit.  Dardanelles   Forced  Rome, Jan. 1. It is reported  here that the Anglo-French fleet  which has been bombarding the  Dardanelles forts.  Straits.  has forced the  on an interesting series of limelight views the Mission choir  rendered several selections in a  a manner which showed the  great care and perseverance exercised in their training. Two  pleasing accordian solos were  exceedingly well received while  the singing of the school  children brought forth unstinted  applause. Mr. W. H. Gibson,  the resident missionary, and his  daughters assisted with solos and  also in the choruses, Mrs. J. R.  Morrison ably acting as accompanist-.  At about ten forty-five the  ringing of church bell announced  the commencement of a watch-  night service, which brought a  large number of both Indians  and white people who chose  this way of bidding farewell to  the old year with its joys and  sorrows, and seeking Divine  guidance during the New Year.  Short appropriate addresses were  delivered by Mr. Gibson and Rev.  T. C. Colwell, the service being  brought to a close a few minutes  after midnight.  unfavorable weather conditions  and expects to be through in the  course of a few days.  NOTICE  The Annual Meeting of the  Bella Coola Farmers Institute  will be held in the Colony Hall,  Hagensborg, on Tuesday, January 19th, 1915.  Election of officers and general  business to be transacted.  A. Hammer, Sec.  Christmas Festivities.  MISSION CHURCH.  The past week has been one  continual round of pleasure  throughout the valley. As usual  the various entertainments had  been arranged with special care  so as not to coflict one with another and to permit everyone  who so desired to attend all. The  first, and by no means least enjoyable, was the entertainment  at the Indian Mission Church on  Christmas Eve. Commencing  with an interesting series of  limelight views during which  several    hymns   were    heartily  One of the most enjoyable  functions ever held in the town  was the dinner and dance given , .  by the bachelors of Bella Coola j sung, the evening wound up with  to their married friends on Fri-1 the illuminating of a prettily  day evening. Over fifty guests j decorated tree and the distribu-  sat down to a sumptuous and ex- j tion of I)rosents. The most in-  cellently served repast. the  dining hall of the Grand View  Hotel was tastefully decorated  for the occasion and with the  admirably arranged  tables pre  teresting and amusing feature  of the evening was the spectacular arrival of Santa Glaus and  his son, who being pressed for  sented a most hospitable appear-1 time this year chose to travel by  ance.    The arrangements, which t acropiant.    The entrance of the  attired    pair    was  were strictly in the hands of the , oousiy  bachelors, showed careful pla������-|'     eU,(i with loud and prolonged  ning and the voluntary statt ot |^ltt  waiters filled  the  bill  like old' (Continued on hut pajre.) I  i:  i  r  it  IL  .     N v.o  0"'\ o  '-.:S ^y- V>* ?_���������  BELLA  COOLA COURIER  Saturday, January 2,   19)5  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1 Year $1������������  6 Months    ������-75  3 Month* ��������� '��������� ���������   ������-S0  United States  1 Year $1-50  United Kingdom  1 Year....:'..... ,......$1.00  " Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscribers not receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at once. Changes in address* should be  sent in as sbon as possible.  For Advertising Rates,   Apply at  - Office.  To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable an-  ��������� onyn-ious communications will be published, the  name and address of every writer of such letters  must be (riven to the editor.  The-Editor reserves the riuht to refuse publication of a.iy letter. All manuscript at writer a  risk.  Vancouver Office - - 317-323 Cambie St.  ���������&aluii jioputi Hiiprema ffit li?x.*  SATURDAY, JAN. 2, 1915.  A: Short Session.  Most people'will feel greatly  surprised to hear that Sir Richard McBride has stated that the  approaching session of the legislature will be only a short one,  about three weeks.   Sir Richard  explains that  at  this time of  stress it would be only necessary  , to mark' time, and not introduce  any new legislation.-but to await  with calm dignity the end of our  victorious trial.    It would seem  that Sir Richard is obsessed of  ��������� the idea that on him and his'gov-  ernment .rests the onus of responsibility in bringing the war  to   a   successful    termination.  People are clamoring for remedial legislation.' Not Liberals alone  but people of all political hues  are demanding the introduction  of special measures in regard to  land settlement, workman's compensation without litigation, and  in regard to the serious condition  of unemployment in the province.  These things although actually  promised are to be shelved while.  Sir Richard awaits with ''calm  dignity": the end of the war,  which may not come for perhaps  two year-s.   Several royal commissions have roved almost over  the whole world endeavoring to  find out the needs of the province,  (of which information sufficient  for all intents and purposes was  obtainable at home or could have  been acquired at the expense of  a few postage stamps) and the  public has been hoodwinked into  believing that legislation would  be''introduced to follow up these  investigations,   which,   by  the  Way, cost the province thousands  of dollars and but for a special  "enabling act" would have cost  more than one member of the  legislature his seat.  But we know Sir Richard.  What is more, Sir Richard knows  the electorate of British Columbia. He has fooled them before  and be will do so again. There  will be no new legislation introduced, and the session will be a  short one, for the reason that if  Sir Richard carried out his promises to the people by dealing  with the reports of the commissions he would have nothing left  by which to bribe the electors  when he comes to the country in  the spring.  If nothing is to be done by the  legislature at the next session,  it would show more "calm digni  ty" to save the forty-two $1600  salaries to members and distribute it for the benefit of the poor  people of the province.  o     o     o     o     o  Is It A Confession?  It appears that the Federal  government is advocating reciprocity with the Commonwealth  of Australia. Is this not a virtual acknowledgment that the  National Policy has been a mistake? There is also talk of legislation looking- towards the curtailment of retail profits because  of the high prices. Would it not  be-better to strike at the root;  and is not that root the National  Policy; which by national,interference in the natural trade life  of the country has brought about  this condition of affairs ? Is  not the tendency of a restrictive  tariff towards high prices and  indirectly towards reduced production? This is well seen in the  case of California where they  have been obliged to enact legislation makingit a criminal offence  ���������to destroy farm products in order  to keep up prices.   ,  Very inconsistent it seems then  for a government whose chief  plank is a National Policy to interfere in the business of the  retailer who merely places the  load on the back of Atlas.  Every indication  then points  to the fact, that  the National  Policy was a  mistake���������a vital  mistake���������one whose results are  only   now   becoming   apparent;"  but that the government hopes  to keep the old pirate afloat a  little longer.    It has done yeoman  service to the party���������sailing under the national   flag.    It has  brought booty to the Tory henchmen far exceeding the dreams  of Captain Kidd.    But at whose  expense?     During thirty-seven  years it has done nothing fdrthe  country.     During  the  greater  part of that time trade languished,  population increased but slowly,  and during one  census decade  (80-91) decreased in some provinces, and the cities became unduly overcrowded.    It has left  the common citizen  a landless  man���������striving to eke out a bare  existence in the urban centres.  In our coast cities thousands of  the  bone   and   sinew   of   the  country: are living on   15  cent  meals���������and very often not three  of them���������doled out by the Japanese or Chinese restauranteur.  Oh, this is a glorious country  this Canada of ours! Yes, it truly  is if freed from the monstrous  incubus of greed and self-seeking.  ��������� The people of the United States  suffered as long as they could  and then rose in their might, and  said by their vote, "We have  suffered long enough; too long  have we permitted ourselves to  exploited for the benefit of a few,  now we must do something for  ourselves." They-broke party  lines and threw down the hateful tariff wall.  flow much longer are we going  to suffer in Canada? Is is not  time to swap politics for statesmanship���������expediency for statecraft?  o     o     o     o     o  Mr. Bowser and the Dominion  Trust Company.  '"'To sum up the situation, the  company seems to have, done  most things that a trust company  should not do���������and this company  had no power to do. and few  things ��������� that a" trust company  should do." This' is the statement of, Mr. C. E. Drayton, provisional liquidator of the Dominion Trust Company.  The. hard earned   savings of  thousands of people of this province and elsewhere are gone perhaps forever.     Even   in   Bella  Coola there are people who are  almost cursing the day they were  tempted to place their money in  the  keeping of .this company.  To these people we.extend our  heartfelt sympathy,   and trust  that the trouble that has overtaken them through the culpable  negligence, and perhaps worse,  of those  in   whom   they,were  tempted to put their trust may  eventually prove to be less severe  than at present anticipated.  It is well known that the  Dominion Trust Company has  ybeen permitted since 1912 to receive deposits illegally. Mr.  Bowser as attorn'ey-general of  the province and legal advisor to  the company knows this to be  true. Mr. Bowser has stated  that to his knowledge the company had been bankrupt for  years.  mmmm  MAKES PERFECT BREAD  We have in British Columbia  an inspector of trust companies,  a government official whose duty  it is to safeguard the interests of  people dealing with such companies. Yet the Dominion Trust  was bankrupt years ago.  It is not difficult to sec that  grave responsibility for the losses,  to the depositors in the defunct  company rests with the provincial  government. . Attorney-general  Bowser stands self-condemned.  He knew that the company had  been bankrupt for years. He  knew, that deposits were being-  taken illegally. Yet he as legal  advisor to the company lent all  his ingenuity towards the framing of a fake agreement; intended to get around the federal  act under which the-company  was permitted to operate a legitimate business. This agreement  is attached to the passbook of  every depositor and was framed  by Bowser's law company.  . Wriggle and squirm as he may  he cannot evade the responsibility for the loss' of the people's  money, and he knows it.  The provisional liquidator expresses the opinion that the provincial    government,    knowing  that deposits should never have  been   taken   by   the   Dominion  Trust Company,  should   re-im-  burse out of the public treasury  all depositors with the exception  of the directors of the company.  While sympathizing with the  depositors, we do not quite see  how the robbing of Peter to pay  Paul would .help the situation.  Two wrongs cannot make a right  even    by    Bowser's    advanced  method of reckoning.    We  do  not require to be reminded that  the government consists of two  men, McBride and Bowser, but  we in  turn  would respectfully  remind them that the money in  the keeping of the government  is ours not theirs as they so of ten  seem to suppose.   Nor do we see  why the public atlarg'e should be  called upon to make good the defalcations of any private company, even though the negligence  CHICK STARTER  CHICK FOOD  For Results Use-  CHICK DEVELOPER  SCRATCH FOOD  SOLD BY LEADING DEALERS  ���������'''AND BY:  ALBERTA   PACIFIC  GRAIN  COMPANY  LTD.  VANCOUVER,  B. C.  ''���������'���������'���������  '.���������;������������������������������������.���������.' .:.������������������,������������������. .'  ���������., ^  "A  P. Standard"���������We stand back of every sack  Gault Brothers Limited  WHOLES A LE <DR Y GOODS  361 Water Street        Vancouver, B.C.  *| Qault Brothers for over 60 years have, successfully  maintained'wholesale warehouses throughout Canada  <| The Vancouver stock 's the largest and best assorted  stock on the Coast, in some cases the best West of Toronto  STAPLES Ready-to-Wcar  SMALLWARES   MEN'S FURNISHINGS  RIBBONS House Furnishings  CARPETS  LINENS  DRESS GOODS  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED THE DAY RECEIVED  PROJECTED'ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd  VANCOUVER,  B.C.   n   Wholesale  DRY GOODS AND  MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  OF "PRIDE OF THE WEST"  BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  MADE    IN    B. C.  Send for Catalogue  Prompt Attention Given Letter Orders  BH  of the government and the shuffling of Bowser between his duty  as attorney-general of the province and as legal advisor to the  company appear to be primary  factors in the debacle.  But what's the odds anyway.  Our money had just as well go  for this as to be given away to  grafters and heelers for alleged  services in thepurchaseof Indian  reserves, or to be paid over for  the purchase of property to which  the province cannotobtain a title.  Bowser says that the government, as custodians of the public  monies, could not make restitution to the depositors, because  the people   of   Prince   Rupert,  (Continued column 3, page 3.)  Grates are extra durable.  Coal grate is duplex. Wood grate is the most modern type.  *I$&������td& wil1 take extra *'drfic Pieccs of  M%gM&Y*'   wood���������just remove back end  lining. Ask the McClary dealer, to show you.  "MADE BN CANADA/'  Sold By All General Merchants.'  &  ^J  HOC  M  lOE  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  Boscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  D  o  D  S. S.   " Chelohsin" Leaves  Vancouver  every  Monday at 8 p. m.  Leaves Bella Coola Wednesday night.  S. S. "Coquitlam" will also sail from Vancouver on  November 12, 26,   December  10, 24,   January  7,  21,  February 4, 18, carrying Gasoline and   Explosives by  special arrangement.  For rates of Freights, Fares and other information, apply to  Hkao Opi-'iok, Oarram, St., Vancouver; or Gko. McGregor,  nKeiit,   1003 Government St., Victoria.  HOE  5J.  larngyrri--. ������������������ ��������� j -i  rrdi  o  0  o  D  t  Iff n -   I  $:'  I'f' ' *  r.  \.iJt-&tfo>4trru.J*i Sdlurday, January 2,   1915  BELLA  COOLA   COURIER  tit*} -    ">  rl  .-.������������������;.;���������" .PACKEO'f'BY--;  VfM; BRAID   ������ CD.  >;'���������;; "TW/iriippRtens . .-���������  ���������-���������:^Vancouver,' b.c  Order that  pound  of BRAID'S BEST  Tea now. Packed  in handsome 1, 3,  tins.  J  7  STANDARD  is  the wizard of the kitchen.  Acts   like   magic  in  any  precipe  * Royal  "open  cooking.  calling   for   flour.  Standard   is   the  sesame"  to  good  It  transforms ordinary bread, cakes or pies  r into  real wonders  of the  culinary art.  fa Your grocer sells Royal Standard  ^       '  "'   a  money-back guarantee.  ���������>-rf<tt f  ^fUnder  Ss<���������/>,  JSfR  13  J-  ^  iV  .PecKOCA^o.  Manufacturers of  CLOTHING, SHIRTS,  CAPS and OVERALLS  We carry a complete stock, of Men's Furnishings  and all the best English   and American   Hats  JOHN W. PECK & CO., LTD.  MONTREAL        WINNIPEG       VANCOUVER  J  Heal coffee refinement is found  in  Recommended and sold by all  good grocers.  45 c  Full Pound Tin.  WATER NOTICE  TTake Notice that Iver Fougner  1   of Bella Coola, on behalf of  the Bella Bella Indians, will apply [  for, a license to take and use 3000  gallons per day of water out of  an unnamed  creek which flows  easterly and drains into Plumper  Channel   about   one   half   mile  .north of the Bella Bella Indian  village.    The water will be diverted from the stream at a point  about three quarters of a mile  from its mouth and will be used,  for Waterworks in   the  Indian  village of Bella Bella.    This notice was posted on the ground on  the 12th day of December, 1914.  A copy of this notice and an  application pursuant thereto and  to the "Water Act, 1914," will  be filed in the office of the Water  Recorder at Vancouver.   Objections to the application may be  filed   with  the said   Water Recorder or with the Comptroller  of   Water   Rights,    Parliament  Buildings,   Victoria,   within   30  days after the first appearance  of this notice in a local newspaper.      The  date of the  first  publication of this notice is January 2nd, 1915.  BELLA BELLA INDIANS.  By Iver Fougner, Agent.  Mr. Bowser and the Dominion Trust  Company.  Nelson, and other parts of the  province might object. Isn't  that enough to bring a smile toj  the face of a graven*1 image?  Fancy Mr. Bowser showing signs  ofpossessinga conscience. Don't  worry, Mr. Bowser! The people  are easy, "particularly in the  North." You have quite recently met them and ascertained  their requirements and you know  that they are a pampered, spoilt  crowd who do not, and never  did, appreciate all you and Sir  Richard have accomplished on  their behalf. Did you not even  demand in the face of all opposition that the speculator should  be given his chance? And did  you not see that legislation was  passed to make the task easy for  him? Certainly you did and  thereby assisted in what has  been pronounced as a colossal  fraud on your own land act. But \  never mind, Sir, your intentions  were good (for yourself and your  speculator friends).  Mr. Bowser by his success (not  yet recorded) in upholding the  interests of the province in cases  before Privy Council; by his  untiring zeal in attempting to  beat a handful of natives out of  their rightful heritage; by pot-  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominii  V-'   Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ai.ui  lion, in  .DEKTA.  the Y ukon Tekkitoiiy. the North-westTekki-  toiues and in a portion of the lJKOV!NCE of  BlUTl.sii Coi.umuia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one yearn at an annual rental of SI an  acre. Not more thun 'l,li<M acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a leas'; must be made by the  applicant in person to the A^ent or Sub-Afrent  of the district in which the r.tfhia applied for  are aituMwi.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed lerriiory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of %h which will be refunded il" iherijrhta  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at Hie rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the A Kent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty I hereon. If the coal mininfr rights  are not being operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal minim? 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 $10.0" an iu re.  For full information application should be  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Airent or Sub-Atrent  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY.  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. i',.- -Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������'30G90.  BUSINESS CARDS  GEOFriti y K. Burnett   D. J. McOuoan  C.E., H.C.L.S.. U.A.H.C., H.C.I..3.,  ASS. M. CAN. SOC. C.E.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Rurnett)  (Late Hill & Burnett)  CIVIL ENGINEERS and  B. C. LAND SURVEYORS  Grand View Hotel, Bella Coola, B. C.  City address���������New Westminster, B.C.  P. 0. 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  $1.00 TO  S2.50      STEAM   HEATED  ROOMS WITH BATH  WANTED  Listing of Lots and Acreage  in Bella Coola and Valley.  Give full particulars;"  Price, Title, etc., to  MARTIN J. RAVEY  826 Pender St. Vv\, Vancouver, B.C.  HOE  For Sales Agency  600 dealers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years.  Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20  of the biggest fur buyers in the world  bid on your fur instead of one individual house assures the highest market  price always.  We hold sales monthly, but will advance 75 per cent, of value on receipt,  sending balance immediately after sale.  Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  latching the public money to his (LITTLE BROS. _FUR SALES  friends   for   services   of   very  questionable value;  and by in-  ._���������  HUGHES BROS.  BIG  LIQUOR STORE  Wines., Liquers and Cigars  '2 WE    SHIP    EVERYWHERE  L*b} Send  for free price  list with  shipping  instructions  ^ 105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C. q  dulging in abusive  and  vulgar  language in speaking of the Liberal leaders, (to whom he would  cut a sorry figure in comparison,)  has endeared himself  with the  people of the province "particularly in the North."    So our advise to Mr. Bowser is to "go to  it."    If the only way he can get  out of the present mess is by appropriating a few hundred thousands of the public money to reimburse    the    Dominion    Trust!  depositors, then  we say "go to!  it."    People who will stand fori  what Bowser   has   already  put  over on the electors of B. C. will j  stand for any thing.     Perhaps:  someday they will wake up "toj  see the bear," but that clay is!  not yet;- y ���������.>  AGENCY, LTD  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  o  r.   IOI  1  o  BLACKSIVUTH2NG  OF ALL K8NDS  Expert Horseshoer  CARRIAGE   REPAIRING  agensborg  TheMason & RischPi  tano  of to-day will make plain our  privihgc to stale with authority:  I!,  mi  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  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.  ^3f*flr^p=--;-^^^^^f^.-^^  i =nn=n  ������  \)I7HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \X7HAT person so independent?  \KTHAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of   the necessaries  of life?  Bella  Coola   farmers are  independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  T^HE REASONS  for this  enviable  condi-  *-   dition 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.  IsK������J  CZD  i  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous  Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland.  WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS j  PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO jj  WE   SHIP    PROMPTLY |  1 ' "  ' '   ' i**  758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C. j  <    )-������HK>0  J 121  Patronize Home Industry  and Buy RAMS AYS'  Biscuits, Candy, Macaroni  New Orleans Molasses  Manilla Drips  Imperial Maple Syrup  Ramsay Bros. & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  Onk Ykak $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Thkkk Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  Onk Ykak  $1.50  Unitko Kingdom ank tub Continknt.  Onk Ykar : $1.00  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 *  BELLA COOLA COURIER  Saturday; January 2,  /9)5  ���������i''  ONE DOLLAR  FOR 0N������ YEAR  The Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coaft between! Vancouver and  Prince. Rupert.  ' A distance of six hundred miles.  ;���������/ It will he to your interest to J^eep well informed regarding the  happenings throughout  the Nofthiern section of  thisProvince���������  THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  ADVERTISERS-  <������������������'  Now is the time to keep  your ;name before the  '. public. No manufacturer or wholesalehouse can  afford to let slip the opportunity of increased  sales that public advertising brings.  DEAL ESTATE booms in the  cities, have come and gone.  People are beginning to flock to  the country. The North-West  Coast of -British Columbia offers  opportunities for all. Did not  know, is.;no.excuse. Investors  should- keep posted on developments by reading the "Courier."  ob Printing  You are judged by the  stationery that you U3e.  Let us do your job printing.   We will do it right.  DUILa UP YOUR HOME  ������ TOWN. Do not talk���������support home industries ���������tajk is  cheap. The best way to show  that you are in earnest is to  practise it.  Support the ' 'Courier" and you  are doing something for yourself  and your community.  Tfe C oiirier  !    - ��������� - .  $1 a Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  m c  30E  3     O  applause,' which was repeated  when the time arrived for them  to make a not altogether graceful exit. The aeroplane which  was propelled by armstrong  power supplied by Santa Junior,  was a credit to those responsible  for its construction, and showed  that the Bella Coola Indians possess considerable ingenuity.  HAGENSBORG.  On Saturday evening the  Christmas tree entertainment at  Hagensborg drew a large audience and a most enjoyable evening was spent. As is ususl at  Hagensborg the musical selections were cleverly rendered. A  lengthy programme of a varied  nature provided excellent entertainment, while the tasteful decorations and abundance of good  things for the young folks added  much to.the general good humor  which prevailed!  LOWER BELLA COOLA.  The. people   of Lower   Bella  Coola chose Monday last for their  festive gathering, and by shortly  after 6 p. m. the schoolroom was  packed to its" utmost capacity.  The singing and reciting by the  young children was perhaps the  most interesting feature of the  evening,'and showed ti^e effect  of careful    training    combined  with natural aptitude.'    Musical  selections both vocal and instrumental were very creditably rendered   and   appreciatively   received.   The Christmas tree was  a truly gorgeous sight and called  for the commendation of those  in charge of this part of the  evening's  entertainment. ' The  distribution of presents, among  which were several of a highly  humorous nature, gave lots.-of  scope to the practical, joker and  that his shaft had found its mark  was evidenced on more than one  occasion. .Short but nevertheless  interesting addresses were delivered by-the Reverends T. C.  Colwell and Hans Sageng, the  gathering dispersing   at   about  8:30 many to enjoy a drive home  of several miles in the glorious  moonlight. *        '   .  BELLA COOLA.  '���������  Tuesday evening saw the last  of- the season's' Christmas tree  entertainments which took place  in the Mackenzie School in Bella  Coola town.'' The arrangements  ,had been wisely placed in the  hands of a committee of ladies  to whom great credit is due for  the success of the evening. The  program included items vocal  and elocutionary all of which  were well received. The visit  of Santa Claus and the distribution of a host of good things  from the beautifully decorated  tree was perhaps the part most  enjoyed by the children. While  the excellently served refreshments were greatly appreciated  by their elders. Rev. T. C. Colwell occupied the chair with his  usual easy grace, and Mr. W. IT  Gibson also delivered a short-  address. An amusing incident  was the practical joke played on  one of.the old timers, who, quite  oblivious-to the fact until the  blind was withdrawn from his  eyes, found himself nursing what  appeared to be a baby in long  clothes. The joke was extremely  well taken and caused quite a  hearty laugh at the expense of  our bachelor friend. At the conclusion of the program games  were played for a short while  when a jolly evening was brought  to a close with the singing of  the National Anthem.  ������  THE  Manufacturers of all  kinds of  MOONEY BISCUIT ������-������������"jfi���������   . ��������� ��������� ::    AND CANDIES    ::  & CANDY CO. Ltd. mosns%i"  -    '  '    "THE   BEST  YET"  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 1895.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Made in British Columbia  Ogilvie's  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  ���������MMMMMMMRMMMMEMMnNHI  Better order a bag now  From  ALL GOOD GROCERS  **"���������*  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OF   COAST���������BANGE   III.  Take Notice that William J. Williams, of Snohomish, Wash., occupation  farmer, intends to apply for permission  to lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted half-  mile south-easterly from the head of a  small inlet extending south from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains, to point of commencement containing 640 acres, more or less.  WILLIAM J. WILLIAMS.  Dated, November 10, 1914.     .  MARK SMABY.' Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OF   COAST���������BANGE' IXC.  . Take Notice that Helge Smeb'y,. of  Gig Harbor, Wash.,'Occupation farmer,  intends to'apply for permission to lease  the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted 1 1-2  miles south-westerly from the head of a  small inlet extending south from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence south 80 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.  HELGE SMEBY.  Dated, November 10, 1914.  MARK SMABY, Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  ���������<r>-<i!r>-<TK">-<������c><^r>^r������c>.<  Crjttrrrf Nnttr?  Lower Bella Coola: Church  Service, 11 a. m.  Bella Coola: Sunday School,  10:45 a. m.  Church Service, 7:30 p. m.  Special Service���������"National  Day of Intercession."  Reo. T. C. Colwell, B. A., Pastor  <������������������������  9  DISTBICT   OF   COAST���������BANGE   XII.  Take Notice that Martin Smeby, of  Gig Harbor, Wash., occupation farmer,  intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted 1 1-2  miles south-westerly from the head of a  small inlet extending south from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.  MARTIN SMEBY.  Dated, November 10, 1914.  MARK SMABY. Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OF   COAST���������BANGE   IU.  Take notice that Richard Loden, of  Mineral, Wash., occupation farmer,  intends to apply for permission to  lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted 1 1-2  miles south-easterly from the head of a  small inletextendingsouth from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thenco  west 80 chains, to point of commencement, containing640 acres, more or less.  RICHARD LODEN.  Dated, November 10, 1914.  MARK SMABY, Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT  OF   COAST���������BANGE   ������H.  Take' Notice that Mark Smaby,  of Ocean Falls, B.C., occupation timber cruiser, intends to apply for permission to lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted half-  mile south-westerly from the head of a  small inlet extending sou th from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence north 80 chains, thenee east 80  chains, thence south 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less  MARK SMABY.  Dated. November 10, 1914.  Nov. 14--J an. 9  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OF   COAST���������RANGE   m.  Take Notice that Phillip Williams,  of Ocean Falls, B. C.-, occupation farmer, intends to apply for permission to  lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted half-  mile south-westerly from the head of a  small inletextending south from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence north 80 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence south 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.  PHILLIP WILLIAMS.  Dated, November 10, 1914.  MARK SMABY, Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT  OF   COAST���������BANGE   III.  Take Notice that Emma C. Smaby,  of Ocean Falls, B. C, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to lease the following described  land:  Commencing at a post planted half-  mile south-westerly from the head of a  smallinletextendingsouth from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence south 80 chains, 'thence east 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.  EMMA C. SMABY.  Dated, November 10, 1914.  MARK SMABY, Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  rynildsen  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  ere Ii an dis e  Dry Goods and Notions  StapEe and Fancy  Groceries  DISTBICT   OF   COAST���������BANGE   III.  Take Notice that Frank W. Samuel-  son, of Cromwell, Wash., occupation  farmer, intends to apply for permission  to lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted 2 1-2  miles south-westerly from the head of a  small inletextendingsouth from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence south 80 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.  FRANK W.  SAMUELSON.  Dated, November 10, 1914.  MARK SMABY, Agent. J  DISTBICT  OF   COAST���������BANGE   IU.  Take Notice that Mary A. Williams,  of Ocean Falls, B. C, occupation married woman, intends to apply for permission to lease the following described  land:  Commencing at a post planted half-  mile south-westerly from the head of a  small inletextendingsouth from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence south 80 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.  MARY A. WILLIAMS.  Dated, November 10, 1914.  MARK SMABY, Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT  OF   COAST���������BANGE   III.  Take Notice that Charles J. Sexton,  of Seattle/ Wash., occupation farmer,  intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted half-  mile south-easterly from the head of a  small inletextendingsouth from Schooner Pass, on north end of Price Island,  thence north 80 chains, thence east 80  chains, thence south 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less.  CHARLES J. SEXTON.  Dated, November 10, 1914.  MARK SMABY. Agent.  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP, HEATING AND COOK STOVES  ./  Large and well assorted stock  of Men's, Boys' and Children's  Clothing, Shirts and Underwear  We carry the largest and. most  up-to-date stock of Men's,  Women's and Children's Shoes  in all styles at the lowest possible price. Men's Furnishings  to suit individual tastes     ������    $  Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles  Settlers, Prospectors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing but the most suitable articles are kept at prices that  invite competition.  Paints -  Oils  - Varnishes  -  Stains  Crockery and Glassware of all kinds  Patent Medicines of all descriptions  Best brands of Flour.     Feed and Grain of all sorts  kept on hand.    Prompt service  Best Goods���������Lowest Prices���������Largest Stock   1, ��������������� >������������������ ������������������ ..������������������-+-   RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA C00LA, B.C.  ���������'���������rr.ytf&xpsi..-; ,  ^���������WtwAWttOkV-

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