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Array t^S^g%^i^'r^'"'BYB1*'''"'M'BT^**''t"''HTw''">������''������''A^  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. 15  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 3,  1914.  $1.00 a Year  >  v.  Fine Quality Furs Arrive  More furs have recently been  brought to town by local trappers who have combined the  business of marketing their catches with the pleasure of spending the festive season in civilization.  , Peter Marrin, who has been  trapping in the Salmon River  country, brought down a bunch  of mink and lynx of the highest  quality.  The .Hendricks Brothers and  F. E. Bean, who have been trapping at the head of some of the  creeks on Dean Channel, brought  in a substantial collection of  skins, including marten, otter  and beaver. The. marten are of  especially fine quality and as a  burich would be extremely, hard  to beat. Weather conditions  have been extremely favorable  to th;e trappers and there is every  prospect of this season's local  catch being a bumper one.  Drowning Fatality  Near Shushartie Bay  Probable New Appointment  Victoria, Dec-31.���������It is mooted  that J. W. Griffith the recently  appointed Deputy - Minister of  Public Works, is to give up his  former post of Public Works Engineer and that this post is to be  filled at an early date.  Already the claims of several  engineers in the employ of the  government are being forced on  j Sir Richard McBride.  Among the many aspirants  who are spoken of as likely to be  recognised in this appointment  is J. W. Macfarlane, for some  years in charge of important  public works in the Skeena district.  A sad, fatal mishap occurred  on December 15, at the mouth of  Cache Creek, (North Vancouver  Island). John Widdahl, in company with a settler' n am e d  Schultz, was endeavoring to tow  some.sections of a scow into the  river with a gasoline boat. A  heavy sea was running at the  time and Widdahl was manoeuvring very near a dangerous reef  when a huge comber broke over  and swamped his craft, stopping  the engine and leaving them in  a perilous position. , They contrived to launch a small dinghy  in which Schultz attempted to  enter the river, but, getting beam  on to the seas the dinghy overturned and Schultz was drowned.  Widdahl stayed by his boat until  eventually the seas washed him  overboard. He owes his life to  clinging to a piece of lumber and  drifting with it to the shore.  This is the fourth case of drowning within a year that has occurred between Cape Scott and  Shushartie. Up to the time of  writing, the body of Schultz has  not been recovered.  Christmas is over, and the  people of Bella Coola Valley have  returned to their usual occupations with the happy recollection  of good times. , Owing to there  being no snow, and the roughness of the roads consequent on  the hard frost following heavy  rains, people were loth to leave  their homes, so that the attendance at the various X'mas tree  entertainments was not as large  as in past years.  In the case of the entertainment at the Mackenzie School,  which took place on Tuesday 23,  any larger attendance must have  meant discomfort, for the building was filled and seating accommodation at a premium. The  entertainment throughout was  of a most' enjoyable nature, the  singing of Nellie Charlton, a little  Miss of some  six years,  being  worthy of special mention.  The entertainment at the Mission Church in the Indian town  took place on the 24th, and was  the usual unqualified success.  Reuben Schooner, robustand stalwart of nature, made an excellent Santa Claus, his spectacular  arrival with his reindeer being  one of the features' of the evening.  The X'mas tree entertainments  at the Lower Bella Coola School  and Hagensborg were up to their  usual high standard, and in spite  of the conditions being so unfavorable for travel, were exceedingly well attended.  The entertainment billed to  take place at The Crossing was  postponed as it was considered  advisable to wait until a fall of  snow facilitated travel.  ���������  Liberal Convention  Next Month  Victoria, Dec. 3.1.��������� A call has  been sent out by the leader of the  Liberal party for a convention  to be opened in this city during  the sitting'pf the legislature. It  will open on Wednesday, February 25, under the presidency of  Mr. M. A. McDonald, K. C, Vancouver, president of the Provincial Liberal Association.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  The SS. Chelohsin arrived in  port late Sunday evening, having  laid over in order to give officers  and crew Christmas ashore.  Among the passengers for this  port were: Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred  Gibson and family, Dr. W. J.  Quinlan, dental-surgeon of Prince  Rupert, Messrs. Chris. Allertson  and Harry Burt.  Mr. and Mrs. Gibson and family are visiting Rev. W. H. Gibson  and will return south by the next  steamer.  Dr. Quinlan is hereon business  and will spend the next two weeks  in the valley. He is at present  attending to patients at Hagensborg after which he will spend  a week in this town.  Mr. Allertson returns after a  short business trip to Vancouver.  H. Burt spent Christmas with  his parents at North Vancouver.  Mr. B. F. Jacobsen left for  Vancouver on the last southbound steamer and is expected  to return in the course of a couple  of weeks.   : \Ve are asked to announce that  next Sunday is set for a rally day  for church attendance.  A special service will be held  in the Mackenzie School at 3:30  p. m., to which all are cordially  invited. Rev. T. C. Colwell will  preach.  The Courier is in receipt of a  letter from our townsman Mr.  Karl Brink, who is at present  visiting his old home in Norway.  His trip across the Atlantic was  not a pleasant one on account of  extremely heavy weather.  Mr. Brink tells us that in his  home town of Fredrickstad  exceptionally favorable conditions are being enjoyed <and  that all over Norway signs of increased prosperity are distinctly  noticeable.  Mr. Wm. Gross and Miss Mabel  Svisdahl both of Hagensborg, a  popular young couple, were married on X'mas Eve. Rev. Hans  Sageng officiating. The Courier  wishes them a long life of joy  and prosperity.  WOLVERINE IN CAPTIVITY  Mr. Hall, of the Crossing, has  succeeded in capturing alive, a  fine female wolverine. i  The wolverine if one of the  most difficult animals to capture  and doubtless this fine specimen  will be quickly snapped up by  some zoological society. This is  the second of the species to be held  in captivity at Bella Coola, the  other unfortunately being allowed to escape.  Anyone interested should communicate with Mr. Hall whose  post office address is Hagensborg, B. C.  ���������  (Imitnp!  t  We take this opportunity of expressing our      appreciation of the loy-  ��������� al support extended to  us by our readers during the year now past.  The Courier looks forward to greater developments,  greater business activities for Bella Coola during the  coming year, and hopes that each of you may be generously benefitted thereby.  We thank you for the many evidences of your friendship and extend to you our cordial wishes for  Bella Coola Publishing Co., Ltd.  ���������  ���������  ������������������������������������#���������������������������������������������*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������  The merchants of the town are  well satisfied with the business  of the season just closed. X'mas  trade this year has been exceptionally heavy owing to the population of the valley having materially increased.  Bella Coola has no industries  likely to be affected by hard  times. The district is essentially an agricultural one, and last  year's crop of almost every kind  was the largest in the history of  the settlement. Though the season was a very wet one, all field  crops were harvested in perfect  shape. _  Mr. Harry Morgan of Ootsa  Lake, writes to a friend that the  conditions in that country are  very encouraging.  The first real fall of snow occurred on December 10, and up  to time of his writing the weather  had been exceptionally mild.  The settlement is steadily growing and health conditions are excellent. It is pleasing to note  that many families are settling  in that locality.  The end of steel is now within  forty miles of the settlement.  W. C. T. U.  The Bella Coola Branch of the  VV. C. T. U. will give a  CONCERT & BASKET SOCIAL  in the Mackenzie Schoolhouse on  FRIDAY the 9th day of January,  at 7:30 p. m.  The Committee in charge kindly request that all ladies bring  baskets.       Everybody welcome.  Admission 50 cents.  Mrs. J. R. Morrison, Sec.  We have a note" from a well  known rancher at Colley, in  which he tells us that all is well  in that part of the Bella Coola  Valley.  The writer makes reference to  the local Conservatives and their  work, explaining that the idea of  forming an association in chat  district was to induce the government to come up with some  money for trail work, so as to  enable the settlers to get in their  supplies by other means than  pack-horse.  We also learn that at the annual meeting of the Atnarko Conservative   Association,   held   at  NOTICE.  A  GENERAL   MEETING  of  the   Bella   Coola   Development  League will be held in the  COLONY HALL on THURSDAY  January 8th, at 7:30 p. m.  Business :-��������� Recommendations  regarding Public Works for the  year.  All members are urgently requested to attend.  Hubert L. Harris, Sec.  the house of Mr. M. VV. Marvin  at Colley, several strong resolutions were passed which in due  time will be forwarded to the  authorities at Victoria, with the  object of obtaining something in  the shape of a sleigh road, if  nothing more, built to the upper  end of the valley during the coming year.  The settlers built some bridges  many years ago, which have now  become old and dangerous, and  it is now up to the Provincial  government to place this matter  into the hands of men who understand local conditions and know  something about trail work.  The Courier commends the  stand which the organization is  taking in this matter.  We learn also that several  members have withdrawn from  the Conservative organization,  for the reason that the views expressed by the association met  with no consideration from Mr.  Manson. This we are exceedingly sorry to hear.  Though we do not agree with  the extravagant waste of public  funds, we are nevertheless interested in the development of  the whole northern portion of the  Province, and particularly Bella  Coola Valley our own home, and  we cannot see how any one leaving this or that organization in  tHe mood that "if I can't get my  own way I wont play" is going  to help matters.  We think that by a united action on the part of the whole  Conservative party in Bella Coola  Valley, it should be able to force  the local member to favorably  consider their views. We believe  that Mr. Manson should take advice from this source on all matters pertaining to this immediate  neighborhood. He should be  made to feel that he is the servant of the electors of the Skeena  District as a whole, but we fear  that he has been allowed to feel  that he is the master and we the  servants.  Time is fleeting, and while the  Conservatives of Bella Coola are  quarrelling among themselves as  to are to be the recognized party  leaders, an incompetent road boss  is wasting money rhat should go  into permanent and lasting improvements for the benefit of the  whole community.  Until the Conservatives decide  to pull together with a set purpose the Courier fears that the  much desired change in local affairs is still far distant.  It is a mystery to us why Mr.  Manson persists in countenancing  the waste of the taxpayers  money, instead of heeding to the  advice of the settlers who are  the people for whom roads and  trails are built and who are forced  to use them however hard they  may be to travel.  Mr. H. P. Keary, manager of  Dominion Government hatchery  at Rivers Inlet, called here on  his way south by the last mail  steamer.  Mr. Keary reports a most successful season. Eleven million  salmon eggs were secured and  have been brought successfully  to the eye stage. The fry or  young salmon will be liberated  about the 15th of the month.  NOTICE  The annual meeting of the  Bella Coola Farmers Institute  will be held in the Colony'Hall,  Hagensborg, on Saturday, 10th  day of January, 1914.  General business and election  of officers.  Hagensborg, December 31, 1913.-  A. HAMMER, Sec.  The draw for the beautiful  hardanger-worked teacloth, the  proceeds of which are to go towards the funds of the local hospital, took place at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Jacobsen on  New Year's eve. Quite a large  number accepted the invitation  of Mrs. Jacobsen and a most enjoyable evening was spent, the  chief forms of entertainment being dancing and music. ;���������'  Miss Ellen Thorsen was the  winner of the draw and is to be  congratulated on commencingthe  Newr Year with good fortune..;  Fred Covey, Andy Wood and  A. L. Anderson have arrived'in  town from the logging camps  down the Inlet.  Bella Coola Conservative Association  B. C. A. A. ITEMS.  On December 18th there was  a  meeting of   the  Bella  Coola  Athletic Association held at the  Lower Bella Coola Schoolhouse  which was well attended.    The  president, H. H. Rolston, was in  the chair.    The constitution as  recommended by the committee  was  taken  up   seriatim  and a  number of clauses were amended.  The  matter  of colors was left  over till some colored prints of  the  various uniforms  could  be  secured by the secretary.    The  colors as recommended  by the  committee were dark blue arid  old rose, and maroon and white  were suggested at the meeting.  The meeting decided to ord<er  a punching bag and rack, a set  of gloves, rings and trapeze iior  the  Hagensborg  Hall,   pending  the possibility of obtaining the  same 'and if possible a gasoline  light for the Clayton Hall.    Two  punching bag bladders were ordered   for The  Crossing.      A.  Oveson   was   appointed   janitor  with a stated salary.  The meeting adjourned in the  usual way.  A meeting of this Association  will be held in the Mackenzie  Schoolhouse on Saturday, January 3rd, at 2:30 p. m.  All members are earnestly requested to attend as business of  importance will be dealt with.  G. R. LINDSELL, Sec.  c  t  (lllutrrh 'Notm  Public Worship of God.  Lowe:r Bella Coola: Sunday  School. 10 a.m.   Church Service, 11 a.m.  Bklla Coola: Sunday School,  2:30 p. m.     Afternoon  Service, 3:30 p.m.  Special New Year's Service.  Reo.  T. C. Colwelf. B. A., Pastor  to Advertise.   An ad. in the Courier never fails to bring results.  Give us a trial. (���������o\e���������erEEbLc.) Let us publish your Land Notices. 11 \ ^  (    1 '���������  , V . A "'  !������"'  If  BELLA COOLA COURIER  Saturday, January 3,   t9)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 $150  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.  Fob Advertising Rates,   Apply at  Office.  To Correspondents���������No letters will be published  in the Courier except over the writer's signature.  The Editor reserves the right to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  risk.  Vancouver Office' - - 317-323 Cambie St.  '&alus papuli Buprema tst Itx."  SATURDAY, JAN. 3, 1914:  Road Work  The Prince Rupert News commenting on  the   Wm.   Manson  fc organ's defence of the road work  at Bella Coola has this to say:  "OF COURSE IF THE EDI-  .'     TOR OF THE CONSERVATIVE  ,    ORGAN IN PRINCE" RUPERT  ! IS SATISFIED WITH THE EXPENDITURE OF THE ROAD  ,    ������ MONIES   IN   BELLA   COOLA  DISTRICT THE SETTLERS IN  THAT VALLEY SHOULD REFRAIN    FROM   KICKING  ABOUT IT."  The fact is that neither Wm.  JVIanson, M.P.P., his supporters  nor his newspapers   at Prince  Rupert, know anything about the  roads,'   the   conditions,   or   the  people at Bella Coola.  Mr. Manson himself, does not  - even.know the Bella Coola Valley; how much less thoserespon-  '    sible for'the paper which  defends his rotten methods of road  building. ,  The sore point with Mr. Man-  son is that the people of Bella  Coola are not backward in expressing their views on public  matters, and were it only possible, it would probably suit his  purpose to deport all the old settlers and populate the valley with  a less intelligent people who  would do and say only at *his  bidding.  Even if we should agree with  Mr. Manson to the point of admitting that there is the same  average of simpletons at Bella  Coola as in any other place, we  know that the large majority of  the people cannot be bluffed by  any further efforts, on the part  of him or his supporters, to keep  the people subservient to their  dictation, even in regard to the  reckless and extravagant expenditure of public funds.  Good roads are an asset to any  community, and we know of no  person  in  this settlement who  would not welcome a good wagon  road through the whole length  of the valley.  ���������r-    What   the   Courier   has   said  '* about local road work is perfect-  -���������; ly true, likewise the utterances  of the settlers themselves which  have appeared in our columns.  It becomes tiresome to be constantly told by-Mr.1 Manson or  anyone else, that..we have fifty  or sixty miles of excellent wagon  road, when everyone here knows  that there is not a single mile of  road in the whole valley that  would hold up traffic all the year  round.  The settlers here have seen  roads built, and have built roads  too, long before coming to Bella  Coola, and the fact makes the  efforts of Mr. Manson and his  road superintendent the more  ridiculous.  It would be well if Mr. Manson  could be prevailed upon to take  a trip through the.whole length  of the valley, and now would be  a good time for such a trip. Let  him go unaccompanied by the  road superintendent or any other  public official.  Let him seek information  from the settlers first hand.  He will surely get it, and lots of  it. Then by an occasional perusal of the columns of the Courier  he would be able to form some  idea of the requirements of the  actual settler. Not the idler  mind you, he needs no roads nor  trails, for all he may be an adviser to,the. member for Skeena  on all such matters.  Again we advise Mr. Manson  to take the settlers (for whose  use after all the roads are built)  into his confidence. Let him talk  to them about the roads. We  are sure that some of the ranchers have forgotten .more about  road building than the road superintendent ever,knew.  It is useless continuing the  present waste of both time and  money in a lot'of unnecessary  work. Our idea is to have the  road surveyed and definitely located, then follow on with sub-  stantial work.  There is  no reason why the  Provincial   Government   should  not build roads as well and as  fast as do private concerns. Employ only competent men.    Take  "the matter of road work out of  the range of politics altogether.  Put the work out on contract to  responsible parties and the work  will be done better and- quicker  than at present.    The community will reap just as much benefit  during construction as at present,  and will have the added satisfaction of a reasonable chance of  the road being completed during  the present generation.  A Bella Coola���������Tatla Lake  Road  We cannot blame a man who  leads a dog's life if he growls.  There are people in this valley  who for upwards of twenty years  have been talking about a wagon  road from Bella Coola to connect  with the Cariboo Road, but up to  now it has been all talk and no  action.  The time for action has arrived,  and the Courier will from now  on take the matter up and lay  the desirability, of this trunk  road before the public, with a  view to interesting Sir Richard  McBride and his government in  the matter.  Had a wagon road from Bella  Coola to Quesnel been built years  ago, there is no question but  goods to the amount of millions  of dollars would have been purchased in Vancouver and Victoria, shipped to Bella Coola and  transported over this road. This  trade which should rightly have  belonged, to our coast cities has  gone to Calgary, Winnipeg and  the cities of the east, from  whence the goods are shipped to  Ashcroft and hauled over the  Cariboo Road.  Now, however, a new condition  has evolved. The vast country  lying westward from the Cariboo  Road has become settled and no  railroad will serve these various  settlements, and it is now up to  the Provincial Government to  come forward with a broader and  more effective policy of road  construction.  What is required is a good  wagon road from tide water at  this v place to connect with the  existing road at Tatla Lake,  which, traversing the rich Chilcotin country connects upwith  the Cariboo Road.  After leaving the Bella Coola  valley the cost of this road would  be very light, as ,the country is  flat and very sparsely timbered,  and as it would pass through what  is known as the "dry belt" the  cost of upkeep would be reduced  to a minimum.  In our efforts in regard to this  road, we ask all who have the  interest of Bella Coola at heart,  to come forward with their ideas  on this most important matter.  Bella Coola needs a good wagon road, and needs also the traffic from  Northern Chilcotin, a  traffic which rightly belongs to  us.1.'  It has been suggested by some  to "petition the Government."'  We have had some experience  in this, petition business and for  that reason do not favor the  course.  Many people nowadays believing in the power of the press,  prefer to adopt that means; of  forwarding the claims of their  respective communities, f  The Courier will always have  space for any communication on  this subject; and trusts that  those^mterested (and what person in.th'is district is not?) will  not hesitate to put their views  before our wide circle of readers.  ���������It'is the intention of the Courier  to continue to put forward the  claims of this section of the province with all the force at our  command. It is our intention  during the coming year to keep  closer to the mark, even to the  point of splitting the line, let the  chips fall where they may.  The community of Bella Coola  can no longer, be looked upon as  a mere handful of people who  have no object 'or aim in view,  as has been inferred ,in connection withrequests for road money  from the Government from time  to time.t We must be recognized  in the future as a community of  some importance, and it would  be well for the representatives  of both the Dominion and Provincial governments to make a  note of this fact.   '  Popular and   Useful  Gifts  A Birks* Watch, Chain or Fob  WATCHES Svl^e^allB^tI" * ?���������\ variety of  -���������-r������������������:��������� ktyle.s,.l>ut. all warranted to be reliable  timekeepers. We have many fine grades in men's Thin  Models, as well as in Models especially intended for  Doctors, Merchants. Ranchers and Lumbermen  WATCHES ^fe^^f tej'ar case te  line of Bracelet Watches.    The bracelet watch is now the  most fashionable with ladies of all lands.  IN FOBS AND CHAINS Zr^^Q.most com-  ___ ������������������ ���������������������������  mendablestylesin vogue  and our Catalogue illustrates a very representative dis  playof our stock.    See pages 21, 22, 26, 40 and 41.  Do not leave your Christmas orders too late.    Buy before the  rush of the season begins.    The last .two ...weeks are always  full of hurry and worry.      Buy from our Catalogue representations at once and benefit by our moderate prices.  HENRY BIRKS & SONS, LTD.  JEWELLERS AND SILVERSMITHS  GEORGE E. TROREY \T T*    f*  Managing Director V ailCOUVer,   D. L.  The Bank of British North America  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  t  Accounts opened for amounts of $1 and upwards.    No notice  required for withdrawing.  DRAFTS, MONEY ORDERS, LETTERS OF CREDIT and  TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES issued, negotiable anywhere.  COLLECTIONS  made  at lowest rates.  Agents and Correspondents  in every part, of the world.  Agents,for  DEN  NORSKE  CREDIT BANK  J. N. CRAN, Manager  Bella Coola Branch  Why Not a Bella Coola Electoral District  Western Canada is under represented," in the Dominion House  of Commons, and after a redistribution of seats will have double  the representation of the present  time. Our district of Comox-  Atlin will be practically cut in  half. -        ���������'_ v     ; f  The Provincial government will  bring in a redistribution of seats  and the present Skeena Electoral  District will be represented by  perhaps three members. -  Bella Coola will be the oldest  and perhaps the largest settlement in the southern portion of  the present Skeena District, and  it is not unlikely that Sir Richard McBride and his government  will confer on us the high honor  of calling the new riding in which  we will be included the Bella  Coola Electoral District.  How Mr. Manson will be disposed towards this proposal, we  do not know, but he may favor  it or not as he pleases. His  opinion will not detract,from the  merits of our claims in the eyes  of the Government, of that we  feel assured.  Bella Coola will have its own  member sooner or later. Sir  Richard and his government  know this and may take time by  the forelock.  Growing settlements are springing up at Smiths Inlet and Cal  vert Island and will shortly be  followed by the settlement of  many of the smaller islands as  soon as there is a chance of communication.  'The population of this part is  likely to increase more rapidly  than further north.  South Bentinck Arm will have  lots of land available for settlement as soon as the Ocean Falls  Company takes their timber off,  and there are many other places  between Queen Charlotte Sound  and Millbank Sound were settlement will take place.  Bella Bella, Ocean Falls and  Kimsquit are all tributary to  Bella Coola, the rapidly settling  r  ORAII^  f-Go^ti|fj  Did You Get Yours  This Morning  '���������'��������� > ..  BRAID'S BEST COFFEE  Kemp's INVALID PO  A SUPERIOR  MEDICATED  WINE  Unsurpassed as a  TONIC,  STIMULANT  AND   INVIGORATOR  Whnlasale Distributers  J        A      T A. J  i J      Wholesale  unnnuumi*  . A. Jepoorten Ltd.,Vancouver, b.c  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & H UDSON 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 V'ctor'a every Wednesday.  zll.1.     ���������Leaves Vancouver every Thursday at 11 p.m.  LEAVES BELLA COOLA SUNDAY MORNING.  S. S. "Capilano" or S. S. "Coquitlam" also call with  Gasoline and Explosives by special arrangement.  For rales of Freights,  Fares and other information; apply to  Hrai) Okkick, Oarrau, St.,   Vancouver ; or John Bahnsley,  1003  CioVKKNMENT  ST.,   VICTORIA.  'V ���������WW.  5>  i  ST  Saturday, January 3,   1914  BELLA   COOLA   COURIER  inland valley and the town of  Elella Coola itself with its prospects of being a railroad terminus.  ? Surely we have just claims for  recognition in this regard.  AID FOR THE NAVY  An  order-in-council  has just  been passed by the Government  for the  award of   pensions or  gratuities to the officers of the  Canadian navy who may be permanently disabled through in jury  arising, or illness contracted during drill,  training  or on duty.  This is a welcome regulation and  should give great comfort to the  hardy sea dogs who dictate letters and pound typewriters at  the Headquarters of the Canadian   Navy   on   Sussex   Street,  Ottawa.    The collection of Admirals, Rear-Admirals, Captains,  Directors of the Naval'Service,  and the whole host of other officers who direct the fleet of typewriters,   clerks and  messenger  boys that at present comprise the  Canadian Navy must need consideration. It would be disastrous  if an Admiral should slip on a  banana peel in the performance  of his duty and not even get a  medal for his distinguished service.  EXTENSION OF  TIME  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN  that the time for the reception of tenders for the construction of wharfs at Victoria Harbor,  B.C., is extended to Thursday,  January 8, 1914.  By order,  R. C. DESROCHERS,  Secretary.  Department of Public Works,  Ottawa, December, 9, 1913.  :A Humiliating Confession  ���������Discussing the Government's  relations with railroads in his  famous Calgary speech, Mr. R.  B. Bennett, who has cabinet aspirations, made the following  remark:  "You .say why didn't we expose the graft? We dare not.  As a Canadian I am ashamed to  tell you what we know". I fear  for the results if it were known  in London."  . No such humiliating confession  was ever necessary during the  years from 1896 to 1911 when  the Liberals were in power. It  remained for the Borden government, with its lofty professions  of political honour to wring such  a confession from one of its leading members.  o     o     o     o     o  ' 'The Lord knows we have had  enough commissions. They are  as plentiful as blackberries.  Commissions are roaming the  country^ wasting good ink and  paper, preparing reports which  are laid on the shelf and nothing-  done with them. It is not a commission that will right this matter." Who was it uttered these  words in a public speech a few  days ago? Hon. George Eulas  Foster, senior Minister in the  Borden government, which has  just appointed another commission to "look into" the high cost  of living.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING RIGHTS of tho Dominion, in  ^ Manitoba. Saskatchewan unil Ai.hkicta.  Ihu Yukon TniiiuToitv, tho Noktii-wkktTkuki-  TOKIKS :ni(l in n portion of l.h<;. I'ilOVlNCK of  liiirnsil Ooi.umiua. rrmy bo leased for a term of  lv.imly-ori<.' yours at an annual rental of $1 an  aero. Not more than 2,500 aercH will b<: leased  to oik; applicant.  Application for a loaao must bo made by the  applicant in perwn to the Av.vnl or Siib-A(rcnt  of the district in which the ritfhts applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or luteal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall lie .staked out by the applicant  himself. '   ������������������  h'ueh application must be accompanied by a  fee of %h which will be refunded'if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  Aroyalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of live cents per ton.  The person operatinjc the mine shall furnish  the Aiiont with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mininn rights  are not beirur operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  Tho 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 tho mine  at the rate of $10.(X) an acre.  For full information application should be  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any A^ent or Sub-A^ent  of Dominion Lands.  VV. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. I}.���������Unauthorized  publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������WjO.  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.  iji-aata-o-i  K>  >���������< H  ���������o  :>-<aHS������-o-������������������-o-(sns������.(>-a������s������-(>-������B!H������-os  ><a  , tampers?  Prospectors, Etc.  Why Pack Your Outfits  Further Than Necessary?  o  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  Q)40aD������-0-4EGK������0  0-4aB9M)-WfiEK>-������K3>-( ><9BKM>-CBZ������O-<HH������O-ara������O-3an&0-C!m^<><������S!H^  ���������CO  B. FILLIP JACOBSEN  Agent for and  Owner of  FARM, TMBER LANDS AND WATER POWER  IN BELLA COOLA AND VICINITY  TEN ACRE FARMS A SPECIALITY  ^ After a residence of 30 years I have acquired  a thorough knowledge of the whole coast of  British Columbia, and can give reliable information of the different resources at almost any  point in this part of the province. All information strictly guaranteed.  B. F1L1 .IP JACOBSEN, Bella Coda, B. C.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  BUSINESS CARDS  We are hearing a lot too much  about the advantages of physical  health. Good health is produced  not'by care, but by a sort of com-  monsense carlessness, a wise  neglect, and an occupation of the  mind with things that do not relate wholly to one's self. Too  much hygiene can be trusted to  undermine even the most robust  constitution. Even a healthy-  crocodile would succumb, not to  germs, but to the fear of germs.  The man who is not particularly  anxious to live can be killed only  with a hatchet. The man who  "takes* care of his health" is  signing his own death warrant.  Geoffrey K. Burnett   D. J. McGugan  C.B., Ii.C.L.S., B.A.S.C., U.C.I..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. 0. Box 8S6. Telephone 232.  DISTSICT   OP   COAST���������BANGE   III.  i  Takk Notice that Samuel Copeland, ;  of OkaiiHK'en Center, occupation fruit;  raiser, intends to apply for permission j  to purchase the following described land: I  Commencing at a post planted at the I  south-east corner of Lot 733, 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.  SAMUEL COPELAND.  e  Dated. October 11. 1913.  Nov.2U--Jan. 21.  W. W. .COPELAND.  Ajfent.  J. A.4-EROY PhoneSey. 9387-1. RATION  BUS  MEETS ALL BOATS AND TRAINS  Hotel Winters  COR. ABBOTT AND  WATER STREETS  VANCOUVER, B. C.  EUROPEAN   PLAN    Hot AND COLD WATER  SI.OO TO $2.50      STEAM  HEATED  ^  MRS. /. CLAYTON &f^d  Dry Goods  Boots and Shoes  Groceries and General Merchandise  Hardware 0 Surveyors', Loggers'  and Packtrain Supplies a Speciality  BELLA COOLA, B.C.  ROOMS WITH BATH .  MR. SETTLER  Why not take up  land in a district  with a future ?  Land Notices  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  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.  DISTBICT   OP   COAST���������BANGE   III.  Take Notice that I, Mark Walter  Marvin, of Atnarko, B. C, occupation  rancher, intend to apply for permission  to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted about  twenty chains distant and in a southerly direction from the north-east corner  of Lot 310, thence south forty chains,  thence east twenty chains, thence north  forty chains, thence west twenty chains  to point of commencement, containing  eighty acres, more or less. Formerly  preemption 30S2.  MARK WALTER MARVIN.  Dated. October 21. 1913. Nov. 1-Dec. 27  WRITE US ABOUT SELLA COOLA LANDS.  Farm  Lands Company  Bella Coola, B. C.  VANCOUVER LAND 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  D.itcd September :������). \.H'... Nov. 22-Jan. 21  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������RANGE   III.  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.  Duted. Octolier 11.  l'.HS. Nov. 29--Jiin. 21.  Something for Nothing  It was recently stated to the  writer by an erstwhile but somewhat disheartened Tory politician  that reciprocity is dead and can  never be resurrected, because in  the Underwood Bill Canada has  "received for nothing- that which  the Laurier government was willing to pay for." Is this true?  Let us see.  Under the conditions of the reciprocity pact, food stuffs would  have passed free across the borders of the two countries.  This provision would have been  restricted to the two countries  and would not have been extended to the whole world.    It would  have reserved for the producers  of both countries the markets of  both countries, giving them an  advantage over the whole world.  The Underwood Bill abolished  or largely reduced the duties on  food, giving to the whole world  the  advantage  which   the reciprocity pact reserved for Canada  alone.     But  there has been no  corresponding action by Canada.  We still maintain the duties on  food stuffs.    What, is the result?  The result is that the Americans  are attacking our sources of supply and are carrying off the best  of our farm produce.    They are  getting them duty free, and we  have to make up the deficiency  by importations upon which we  are charged heavy duties.  We will pay in taxes on  food  for the existing fiscal year some  )������3������-o<naa-(>-������eE3-o-aB������c:  L  T  D  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.   ������ $  l  <    H  Highest market prices paid.  Fair grading given.  EXPRESS CHARGES PAID  ON ALL SHIPMENTS. '  Prompt returns. Write for  Price List and Shipping Tags  to���������  281-83 Alexander Ave.  Americans of our best, but we  are actually subsidizing steamers  to carry duty free food for their  benefit.  Instead of giving us something  for nothing the Underwood tariff  bill is making us pay dearly for  our foolishness in listening to the  counsel of leaders who lack the  sense of sound economics.  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  EXPFJRT  TAXIDERMIST  723 Helmcken Street  VANCOUVER, B.C.  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.      t  WRITE OR CALL.  A. H. TOMLINSON,  Assistant Horticulturist.  A man in the east was sued for  breach of promise  by a young  lady  he abandoned because her $15,000,000, of which British Co-  name was Junk.    If he did not lumbia will pay a larger propor-  like  the name he had it in his  tion Hum any other province.  ' power to change it. '     Not only  are   we  giving   the  A city official was one of a party which attended the funeral of  a Chinaman. He exhibited a  great deal of interest, in the cu-;  rious services at the grave, and j 0tf-^<-M->.<-M->-.<-������������'>-<  noticed that, among other things,   ������  a roasted duck was left there by , ������  e departing mourners.   Calling *  th  one of the Chinamen aside, h  asked: "Why do you leave th  duck on the grave? Do you think  the dead man will come out and  eat it?" "Yeppeo." replied the  laundryman. "allee samee as le  while deadee man come and  smclleo Howlers."  he L  at if  <!������  Watches and Clocks  Repaired  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  CHARLES TAYLOR  Li ELLA COOLA,  B.C.  <"���������������  ^  ,    __     ? &  n  HOE  \������  HOE  &  u  en's, Ladies' an<  Child  ren s ��������� ohoes.  ^  301  3   C  ion  w  Pack and Riding Saddles  BELLA .CO.OLrA  COURIER  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  AL  E  Saturday, January X 19)4  &  ^  HOE  )   C  HOE  &  Men's Suits, Shirts  and Underwear  HOE  5   C  301  W  -TENTS  ���������=" ��������� ----a^-..^   ��������� -----t ,-.���������- u  -Camp, Heating and Cook Stoves  WE  CARRY   A   LARGE  STOCK   OF  FANCY   AND  STAPLE   GROCERIES  AT LOWEST   PRICES  SettSers, Prospectors and Campers  Supplies  B.  BRYNILDSEN  &  BELLA  COOLA, b.c.  row  >M  mm  t  x3m  *:  7\  F  Gold Seal Liquor Co, Ltd.  V "^     VANCOUVER, B.C.,  Are the leading Wine and Liq-. v  iior dealers of thej Pacific Coaft.  ��������� ������������������Hii^HBMBiaBaBMnHiinHiBMi^aawinMHK^n^^MBnnMMaannaaiaa  They Specialize  with  Quality  and  'Price for  Family use.  Write for illustrated Catalogue of Wines, Liquors, Beers,  Ale and Stout.  Man's Heart Stitched  ������  ���������  ._ ��������� .��������� . -*. ...,.������**.���������.  THE  Manufacturers, of- all  kinds of  MOONEY -BISCUIT  HIGH-GRADE BISCUITS   'v../ f  f,  ��������� f -���������- :: vAND CANDIES    ::  & CANDY CO. Ltd  MOONEY'S SODAS and  PILOT BREAD  "THE   BEST  YET"  Made in British Columbia  New York, Dec. 31.���������With six  stitches in his heart* Vicenzo  Lauro, victim of a stabbing affray, is recovering rapidly at the  Holy Family'Hospital in Brooklyn.  Starving Men Fight for  Food  r Los Angeles, Dec. 29.���������The police authorities here are being  put to their utmost in dealing  with'the hundreds of unemployed men, who, through extreme  hunger are1-being driven to extreme measures in order to obtain food.: Serious rioting has  taken place in which one man  was killed and many injured, including several police. Several  spectators were also injured by  flying rocks and clubs.  When in doubt about a New  Year's gift try diamonds. They  are usually acceptable.  Quicksand Likely  to Impede G. T. P.  May Delay Main Line Several Months  in 2,000-Foot Tunnel  Quicksand is likely to impede  the construction of the Grand  Trunk Pacific main line for several months to come. Word has  been received at Edmonton that  at Mile 186, B. C, where a tunnel 2,000 feet in length is to be  built, quicksand was struck after  penetrating the rock for a distance of 800 feet. Two thousand  men are at work on the line this  side of Fort George. Although  a few snowfalls have been experienced, the leather so far is  ideal. Steel is laid at the rate  of a mile a day. It has now  reached Mile 195, B. C.  HUGHES BROS.  BIG  LIQUOR STORE  Wines, Liquers and Cigars  WE    SHIP    EVERYWHERE  Send for free price list with shipping instructions  105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C.  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  Monster of, the Air  . LlCKIE CO; LTD  BKBHBHBL.  .. Largest Shoe ..  Manufacturer.'} on  the Pacific  Coast  ancouver, B. C.  St. Petersburg, Dec. 31.���������The  Russian aviator, Sitzensky, who  not long ago built an aeroplane  capable of carrying eleven people,  tested a giant machine recently  with sleeping cabins for passengers. The monster weighs five  and one-half tons, and has 4,000-  horsepower motors. It circled  the aerodome perfectly.  PLIMLEY'S   IT'S  AH-RIOHfK  BIG FALL  IN  CYCLE  PRICES  During stocktaking Aye 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.  fLook into this.  739 Yates Street  Thos.Plimley  VICTORIA, B. C.  SUBSCRIPTON  RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable  in Advance.  CANADA.  Onk Year $1-00  Six Months   0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  Onk Year  $1-50  United Kingdom and the"Continent.  One Year $2-������������  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find .subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name.  P. 0.  Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed  >������  &-#  '$;

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