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 M  '9,  'm  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. 17  BELLA COOLA, B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 1914.  $1.00 a Year  .<?'  Farmers' Institute  Holds Annual Meeting  ifMR  3? if *V  ' 5"*  ;*% judging  vi  ������  f"P  -tO  -f  m������  I  The annualmeeting of the local Farmers' Institute was held  on Saturday 10th inst. at the  Colony Hall, Hagensborg, the  election of officers for the ensuing year resulting as follows:  President, Capt. W. Stevenson;  Vice-President, D. H. Hoage;  Secretary-Treas., A. Hammer.  Board of Directors, S. Le C  Grant, H. Haakenson, W. H.  McKay, B. F. Jacobsen, and P.  Lauritson.  Goodwill  together with  high  enthusiasm was clearly manifest  in  the lively discussion  of all  matters before the meeting, and  from the financial re-  -U������f port, the assured support of the  '"'"'���������*   government, and the work outlined for the coming year, it is  quite evident that the Bella Coola Farmers' Institute is a solid  and  well  established  organization, and it cannot help but bene-  r  fit every individual, it behoves  every man and woman in the  valley to become enrolled as a  member.  During the past year; the'Far-  mcrs' Institute and the Agricultural Fair Association have done  much towards the encouragement of farming. A delegate  was sent to Prince Rupert Exhibition where our farmers were  enabled to compete with many  other districts, and the fact that  Bella Coola gained the first prize  for potatoes, besides many other  prizes for farm products of-various other kinds should prove a  great encouragement and create  a greater faith in our valley and  in ourselves as a farming community.  The local fair wras also held  with the best of results, many  good, prizes being awarded. It  seems an obvious fact that the  winning of a prize for some product one has raised to better advantage than the other fellow,  arouses one's energies to attempt even better things next  time, and perhaps even more so  the other fellow. In this way  the production of choice fruits,  vegetables, stock, and poultry,  has gradually reached a very  high standard.  If all the farmers in the valley  would carefully study the prize  list, and use their best endeavors to win every prize offered,  the valley would undoubtedly  produce a wonderful exhibit and  the showing we could make at  any exhibition, would prove the  best possible advertisement for  the place.  Arrangements have been made  for imprbvements to the interior  of the Colony Hall and the surrounding grounds, and the work  will be undertaken at an early  date.  Two members have been elect-  Many Drowned  When Barge Sinks  Fort George, Jan 15.��������� Angelo  Pugilese, a railroad worker, who  has just arrived here reports that  seven ty-fivelaborers were drowned when trying to cross the Fraser River near here.  According to Pugilese; ahund-  red men, of whom he was one,  were ferrying across the stream  in a barge, which becoming unmanageable, finally struck a rock  and sank under them.  Owing to the swift current,  swimming was well nigh impossible, and the men were either  dashed to death on the rocks or  carried on through the rapids.  Of the twenty-five survivors only  a few escaped injury.  The men were employed on.  railway construction work.  Indian Department to  Establish Industrial School  Project Welcomed By Local Indians  The Indian Department is now j Metlakatla, this particular locali-  making arrangements to estab-jty has been persistently over-  lish an Industrial School on the \ looked.  i  Bella Coola Indian Reserve. j    Bella Coola being practically  .sbik  '4������  Offer of Cossacks  Is Rejected  Hermosselo, Mexico, Jan. 15���������  An offer of 4000 Cossack soldiers  has been made to General Car-  ranzo for use in his campaign  against the Huerta government:  The offer, which-was made by a  Canadian promoter, was.emphati-  calty declined, as have been all  propositions to introduce foreign  forces into the ranks of the Constitutionalists.  For some considerable time,  two translators have been kept  busy dealing with letters containing offers of assistance from  various promoters.  Canada May Retaliate  Ottawa, Jan. 14.��������� The Government has under consideration  the placing of a retaliatory embargo on American potatoes to  meet the recent ban put on the  Canadian product. It is claimed  that powdery scale, the disease  which was made the excuse for  the embargo, is far more prevalent in the United States than in  Canada.  It is understood that the local  Indians are willing to give fifty  acres of the Reserve and are re-  questing that the Department,  under whose care they are, buy  another fifty acres, thus providing one hundred acres for the  school grounds.  With this amount of good land  brought under cultivation, the  upkeep of the school would be  greatly facilitated, in fact it is  considered probable that the institution would even thereby be  made self-supporting.  It has long been felt by many  of the older citizens of Bella  Coola, who have taken an interest in the future welfare of Indians, that something of this nature  ought to be done for the large  native,population in this section  of the province.  While Industrial schools have  been built and maintained at  Alert Bay,   Port   Simpson  and  the only point on the coast to be  visited to any great extent by  Interior Indians, the native population, especially during the summer months, is exceptionally  large, and includes many children  and youths who have no opportunities of obtaining the least  education. ,  These interior Indians have up  to the present derived their livelihood almost entirely from hunting and trapping, but in these  pursuits they are being brought  into direct competition  with the white man, very much  to their disadvantage, and the  time has come when without  some education it will be impossible for them to be self-supporting.  The Indians in this locality are  an intelligent and ambitious people, and there is little doubt that  the proposed institution will be  gladly welcomed.  Liberal Leaders Will Tour the Province  Denies Naval Policy Story  Ottawa, Jan. 14. ���������Hon. George  H. Perley, on his return from  Europe, denied the report that  his mission had been to negotiate  a naval policy anew with the admiralty.  Hon. Price Ellison, opening the  Summerland poultry and pet  stock exhibition, told his audience that at present, British Columbia produces six eggs per  capita and is consuming six dozen. The province imports over  $2,000,000 worth of eggs annually  At a conference of the Liberal party leaders, Mr.H. C. Brewster,  Mr. John Oliver and Mr. M. A. Macdonald, it was decided to make  a tour of the province, holding meetings at such places as there  will be time for before the convention, which is to be held in Victoria, February 25th.  Commencing at Ashcroft on January 19th, when Messrs. Macdonald and Brewster will be accompanied by Mr. John P. McCon-  nell the candidate for Yale, the itinerary will continue to Kamloops  on the 20th; Vernon 21st; Revelstoke 22nd; Nelson 24th; Cranbrook  26th. From that point Mr. Macdonald goes East on legal business,  but Mr. Brewster will be accompanied from there on by Mr. John  Oliver. They will then proceed to Fernie on January 27th; Cres-  ton 28th; Kaslo 30 th; Phoenix February 2nd (possibly Greenwood  on same date); Grand Forks 3rd; Rossland 7th; and Merritt on the  9th of February, when they will be rejoined by Mr. McConnell.  . Bella Coola to Be Visited If Time Permits  Afterwards the leaders will go North to Prince Rupert, and if  time will permit will visit Bella Coola and other points.  The lower mainland will be covered after the Convention.  Mr. Sam. Grant who has been  visiting his relatives in Vancouver has returned to his ranch.  Among the outgoing passengers by the last south bound  steamer were Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Gibson and family, Mr. C.  Garrett and Rev. T. C. Colwell.  Mr. and Mrs. Gibson and family returned to their home in  Victoria after spending a couple  of weeks with Rev. W. H. Gibson.  Mr. Garrett, representing Gault  Brothers of Vancouver, left for  the south after a very profitable  week's visit.  Rev. T. C. Colwell is visiting  several nearby ports which are  embraced in his field of work.  Failing his return by Sunday  next, the service on that date  will be conducted by Rev. W. H.  Gibson.  BELLA C00LA LIBERAL ASSOCIATION  The Annual Meeting of the  above Association will be held at  Colony Hall on Wednesday, January 28th, at 7:30 p.m.  Election of officers and other  business.  All members are requested to  attend.  Hubert L.Harris, Sec.  Miss Muriel Fonceca  Late pupil of the Royal Academy of Music, London, England,  is open for engagements to give  instruction in SINGINQ and  PIANOFORTE PLAYING  For terms apply to Miss Fonceca, care  of Mrs. B. F. Jacobsen.  The first case to be tried in  the new' courtroom (that is to  say, in the Constable's kitchen,)  was one which aroused considerable local interest. On Wednesday last, Joseph W. Macfarlane,  the local superintendent of roads,  appeared before Mr. W. H. Gibson, J.P., to answer to the charge  of having assaulted one A. R.  Leese.  ., Various witnesses testified to  the use of abusive language by  the defendant, but the charge of  assault was not substantiated  and the case was dismissed with  a few words of advice by the  presiding J. P. to the defendant  regarding his future conduct.  Before the lockup and constable's quarters was built, the  Courier urged that the plans be  altered so as to include a courtroom.  We were assured by W. Manson,  M. P. P., that ample accommodation would be afforded for the  holding of court, in a room which  he described as the constable's  office.  This room is only a small room,  and is'also the constable's kitchen and living room.  On Wednesday last in addition  to the principals and witnesses in  the case, there were perhaps half  a dozen people present and the  room was crowded. In an important case, such as has previously been tried here, it will  be necessary for the constable to  borrow the schoolhouse or somebody's office.  Dr. W. J. Quinlan, dental-surgeon, has been spendingthe week  in town. We understand that  there is a probability of his making this place his headquarters  in the near future.  Messrs. J. Nf Cran and E. R.  A. Russel of the Bank of B.N. A.  have taken up their residence in  the new house recently erected  for their use by Mr. B. Brynildsen.    Chas. Taylor, the local tonsorial  artist, has moved his establishment from the Grand View Hotel  to the building recently occupied  as a restaurant by Miss Fostak.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  F. E. Bean and the Hendrick  Brothers are making preparations to return to their trapping  grounds.  This time they intend to bring  back some live specimens of their  catches.   A. R. Leese, of Atnarko, left  for his ranch, Wednesday, after  spending a few days in town.  ed as delegates to attend the  Central Farmers Convention to  be held at Victoria on the 26th,  27th, 28th, and 31st inst. Mr,  D. H. Hoage will represent the  Farmers' Institute and Mr. S.  Le C. Grant the Agricultural  Fair Association.  The SS. Chelohsin arrived at|    Miss  Fonceca  this port last Saturday afternoon ! staying with Mr  bringing the  following passen-i Jacobsen.  gers:  Mr. and Mrs. McCall and j  three children ;  Miss Fonceca ;j  Messrs.  B. F.  Jacobsen,  A.  G.  Creighton, W. Pelleteir, S. Grant,  PI. Kasperson, D. Dawe.  Mr.   B.   F.  All lovers of music should make    it their business  to attend the  | concert to be held at the Grand  is  at   present | View Hotej next Tuesday even-  and Mrs. B. F. I jnp>    mjss Fonceca will be assisted by well known local talent  Jacobsen   returns'including Mr. A. G. Creighton,  We are informed that the latest  and popular local organization  known as the Bella Coola Athletic Association have joined hands  with the Farmers' Institute for  the purpose of completing the  interior of,the Colony Hall at  Hagensborg, in return for which  it will be granted the use of the  hall for meetings and basket-ball  games.  ConCeH hy Miss Fonceca  assisted by Local Jirtists at the  Qrand View Hotel  Tuesday the 20th, at S p. m.  Admission 25c.  from  a   business   trip  to  Van  couver.  Mr. Dawe. who left the valley  some few weeks ago after hav-  n/r i m      M r- n      t r     ���������   ing spent the summer here, has  Mr. and Mrs. McCall and farm-      , ,       ...      ,   ,  ,.  , .   ,      ,. ... ,, returned and  intends taking up  ly are intending settlers and have i. . . . ,,  ,  , ."', .     ,, ,! his residence permanently,  taken  up residence in Mr. and j  Mrs.   O.   E.   Robinson's  house,!    Mr. A. G. Creighton has rented  some eighteen miles up the val-j Mr. Martin Nygaard's house and  ley, until such time as they be-j will spend the remainder of the  come permanently located. > winter here.  whose  violin-cello  solos  are in  themselves a musical treat.  NOTICE.  A meeting of the Executive  Committee of the Development  League will be held at the MACKENZIE School on Monday 19th,  at 8 p. m.  Hubert L. Harris. Sec.  c  o������  (Etiurrlj Nntto  Public Worship of God.  Sunday School     -     2:30 p.m.  Church Service     -    7:30 p.m.  Rev.  Preacher for Sunday  W. H. Gibson.  Rev. T. C. Colwell, B. A.,  Pastor  to Advertise.   An ad. in the Courier never fails to bring results.  Give us a trial. (S^Tc) Let us publish your Land Notices. W-:  ���������fj|  1  1  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, January 17,   19,4  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  '   Canada  1  Year ., $1.00  6 Months . .    0.75  3 Months ..:     0.50  United States  1  Year $1.50  1 Year.  United Kingdom  development of Bella Coola and  district, and as such was naturally welcomed by Sir Richard,  and- if not exactly encouraged,  is certainly by no means discountenanced.  Can It Be Justified.  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 possiblg.  For Advertising Rates,  Office.  Apply at  To Correspondents���������No letters will be published  , in the Courier except over the water's Hiprnnturo.  The Editor veserves the rinrht to refuse publication of nny letter.    All manuscript ut writer's  riak.  Vancouver Office - - 317-323 Cambie" St.  'S'.aluH jiapult fmprrum vst U\x."  SATURDAY, JAN. 17, 1914.  A Mistaken Idea  -.; ' Many people   seem   to think  that the'issuance of a newspaper  ' which is not in full accord with  ' the government- of the day,  is  taken   by, that  government as  - something   approaching   an  af-  front. ��������� That such a newspaper  ...is something'which the govern-  ,   ment must necessarily abhorand  discountenance.  ��������� Such people seem to forget that  it is the duty of any government  ' to welcome .and encourage anything which tends towards the  development of any portion  of.  '  the country under its administration. ���������     .  The publication of a newspaper  * in-such a place as Bella Coola,  should Be, and is, welcomed by  the government as a means of  advertising the natural advantages of a large and rich district  of which altogether too little is  known by the public at large.  -If the Courier finds it necessary to call the attention of the  government, to   matters .which  are not considered satisfactory  by the people who bear the cost,  we believe that Sir Richard him-  self would be the last to deny  that this. is our privilege and  duty as a public journal.  "���������   We believe that' a newspaper  can do much for a community,  and although we are not in full  accord with Sir Richard and his  government, we know the fact  that we are out to benefit our  ���������district and the Northern portion  of the.- province generally is recognised .by him,  and for that  reason we believe we have the  good will, of the government.  We.like to think that the men  who govern .our country are too  broad minded to feel affront at  ��������� honest criticism of their methods  of government. Sir Richard is  an ardent imperialist, and is a  champion of that great political  freedom which has been the basis  of the Empire's prosperity.  Free speech, a free press, within the bounds of common decency  and unfettered thought, are  among the most valued privileges of a Britisher.  This'being the case it is absurd  to suppose that the Premier and  his government are adverse to  the publication of newspapers of  a different political complexion  than that which they themselves  profess.  The publication of the Courier  was a step towards the further  It must strike the average  .$2.oo mind as distinctly strange that  the Provincial government, having been compelled to pledge anticipated revenue in order to raise  a million and a half to keep the'  "pot boiling, "should at the same  time . anticipate spending five  hundred and fifty thousand dollars in the erection of a ;buildirig  in London.  'That'is the estimated cost of  the structure and site, and probably it will cost a good deal more.  The question is, can this vast  expenditure' for such a purpose,  at this time particularly, bej  justified.  What is the provincial business  transacted by our agent-general  that he needs be provided with  a palace, wherein to carry on that  business.   . -    ���������  Last season, appropriations for  public works were cut down  throughout the whole province  and work left uncompleted for  lack of money.-  " Might not this five hundred  and fifty thousand dollars have  been put' to better use in making  various partsof the province ac-  cessable, by means of roads,  trails and bridges?  Might it not have been spent  to better advantage in' assisting,  the agricultural development of  the province?   ���������'  \ Would it,hot have been .^perhaps better-rto have saved some  of our municipalities from bankruptcy?   -'.-���������%..-.'-  :  - -It would seem :to the average  person, that thesewere the more  immediate needs, and -that "the  question  of   palatially   housing  our agent-general in a five hundred and fifty thdusand  dollar  structure- might come up later.  Coastal Steamship Rates  - Great interest has been aroused  in the public mind by the present  enquiry into western railroad  freightf rates, and the value, of  the railway commission as a pro  tection of public interests has  become more clearly understood  than ever before.  All people, however, are not  dependenton railroad transportation, and it must seem to those  who, like ourselves, are entirely  dependent on a service of steamers, that we should be .entitled  to the same protection as those  who depend upon railroad transportation. What recourse have  we, in the event of our being  charged excessive freight and  passenger rates?  The  Courier   does- not claim  that the present steam boat rates  are excessive.    We have little or  no information as to the actual  cost of our transportation.   The  practice has  been, and is, for  coasting steamship owners to get  together in  Vancouver and fix  the passenger and freight rates  without consulting   anyone,   or  giving any reason as regard to  cost of operation or anything else.  We consider this to be an injustice to a very large section of  the   public,   and   express   the  opinion that any change in passenger or freight rates  should  be first submitted to'some body  representative of the public, such  as the railway commission, with  full and proper information- as  to reason for proposed changes.  What is "Sauce for the goose  is sauce for the gander," and if  that section of the public who  are   dependent   upon    railroad  transportation requires  protection, then why not that less fortunate   but   no < less   important  section who are dependent upon  steamboat transportation ?   Are  they any the less, deserving, o'r  do they not require it?   In any  case they are not afforded protection in the slightest degree.  We do not see why the smaller  steamship owners should not  welcome such a measure as a  protection against the secret  cutting of rates by the larger  corporations, whose dictates they  are to a great extent forced to  obey.  ly the best time to advocate extensive public works.    Yet we  believe  in  taking time  by   the  forelock and laying plans of action for the future.    The matter  of the Bella Coola and.Tatla Lake  road we commend to the Conservative party in Bella Coola. 'individually, there is hardly a man  in the valley who cannot appreciate the boon such a road would  be, not only to this place, but to  the ranchers of Northern Chilcotin. ' It would open up the Anaham Lake and Towdestan countries which only await transportation facilities to become one of  the best dairy farming districts'  in Northern B. C.  The Courier would like to see  some concerted action by the  local Conservative party in regard to this' matter, and can assure them of. the hearty support  of local Liberals.  . Let us stand united for a road  through to the interior. It will  take time, because it will cost  considerable money, but it is up  to us. If we do not want it, then  we shall not get it. If we want  it, we must ask, and perhaps ask  again. ���������  It must be remembered that  nowhere on the coast, north from  Vancouver, is there the same  natural pass^to the interior plateau as-is offered by Bella Coo-  la Valley.  The government is spending  huge sums of money annually on  automobile roads through beautiful scenic country with the object of attracting tourists.  Where in the province is finer  scenery than iii'Bella Coola Valley arid through to-Tatla Lake?  . This matter is not entirely new  to the government. :It has already been mooted from several  sources, but never has it been  pressed with the solid backing of  the whole community. Let us  begin' now in earnest.  Popular  and   Useful  Gifts  AJBirks' Watch, Chain or Fob  WATfHFS for Men and B������ys> in a great, variety of  TT^av,iiL.xJ sty]eSj but al,. 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.  most fashionable with ladies of ail lands  IN FOBS AND CHAINS ^^.r1^c"-  ���������_ _ mendable styles in vogue  and our Catalogue illustrates a very representative dis  play of our stock.    See pages 21, 22,. 26, 40 and 41.'  Write for our Catalogue which contains everything  v    worth while in the jewelry line.  HENRY BIRKS & SONS, LTD.  JEWELLERS AND SILVERSMITHS  GEORGE  E. TROREY \J ^    ^  Managing Director V ailCOUVer,   B. C.  The Bank of British North America  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  Accounts opened for amounts of $1 and upwards.    No notice  /required for withdrawing.    V  DRAFTS, MONEY ORDERS. LETTERS OP 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. CRANi Manager  Bella Coola Branch  Bella Coola���������Tatla Lake  Road  The Courier recognises that  while the provincial treasury is  at a low ebb, and while a financial depression is being felt more  . The Peterboro' Review remarks: " 'Laurier demands free  fopd,' says the Grain Growers'  Guide. ' We knew he was out of  a job, but we did not think things  were so bad as that. However,  the soup kitchen will be opening  soon." Of course they will, and  there were no soup kitchens un-  ��������� Why not make a man take out  a license to drink? Pay $5 for it  and have the government take  away his'license if he "indulges  not wisely, but too well. Make  him-show-his license upon demand by any bartender, and also  take up his licensed he is found  buying after hours. This would  be limiting the liquor traffic and  regulating it right down to the  minute. In connection-with the  treating system, for instance,  just imagine a friend calling out  to you: "Come on in and have a  drink," while you would be forced  to reply, "Sorry, old scout, but  I haven't got a license.���������'Ottawa  Journal.  A great deal of- what passes  for dignity is nothing but genuine laziness.  "  3frnm  CPUtett  Bhjjb  By I.F.       .         ||  {Continued from last issue.)  . A Farmers' Institute has just  been organized amongst us with  a large membership. It is expected that this organization will  on account of its connection with  the Government and with similar  institutions, in other places bear  rich fruits.  Our mail service has been very  unsatisfactory and the managing  or less the world over, it is hard- der Laurier  Did You Get Yours  This Morning  *  BRAID'S BEST COFFEE  Kemp's INVALID PORT  A SUPERIOR  MEDICATED  WINE  Unsurpassed as a  TONIC,  STIMULANT  AND  INVIGORATOR  J        A       rjn *      j      Wholesale Distributer*  . A. Jepoorten Ltd.,Vancouver, b.c.  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  Boscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S SiVENTURE'Leaves Victoria every Wednes(lay-  ���������-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 rates of Freights, Fares and other information, apply to  Hkad Ok pick, Oakham, St., .Vancouvnk; or John Baknhley,  1003 Govkknmknt St., Victoria.  Mm:'  > J���������We  Iff   a  Hi  *   J?  Hi  ^~A...,.  X4  V     -r-  "- A  ff  4 9'4't������lji������kalurday, January 17,   1914  BELLA  COOLA   COURIER  sses  2m;-  0  just  vith  ex-  will  /ith  ilar  tear  ery  ing  1  ^committee  of   the   Colony   has  A ^therefore found it necessary to  /^���������Is^complain to the Postmaster-Gen-  *\|i "reral.    The reply from his depart-  JfVrnent states that steps will be  "*"* taken to bring about better conditions.  Our representative in the Provincial Legislature, Mr. Clifford,  has in the past year procured an  ^Impropriation   for   bridges and  pjjj&harf'of $10,500.    For these his  good offices it would be.proper  and just that the Colony send  him an address of thanks.   There  are prospects that the road to  the sea will be opened in the near  future.   The greatest hindrance  to the realization of this is the  -^���������unopened road from the bridge  to the wharf.    Thepeopleof the  valley subscribed nearly 600 days  w   free labor for this road, and this  -|������4 subscription    has    nearly   been  f'^St worked out and yet the road is  "fSnot half finished.    The Government has  promised  nothing in  ..jjM regard to this piece of road, and  r'"i will, in its difficult financial situa-  ������tion, probably never do so.    The  ~4������Bblquestion how this work is to be  f Hill completed js so urgent that this  .' <8i������meeting must do all it can to  ^ipjftanswer it.  &������% .���������������������������'���������  t !f&  Our Colony organization proves  '-' ^itself more and more to be al-  '- rfflm as t   impracticable.     How   it  . Jp&ould be bettered or some other  -5y.$&orm of municipal   government  .^'substituted is a task that ought  ;fi% to be given consideration..  "Jra1     It is to be regretted that the  'Jill promise of the people in Saloomt  %M'ol a bridge across the river has  -v^r* , ��������� ��������� .-������������������'���������>���������.  ' 3%l*,not yet been redeemed.  V^������Bella Coola, January 10, 1903.  '' "<        Chris. Carlson, President.  v 'ir\ i '''������������������.'-'���������'"...���������' 4   :  frbf*      The message is concise in man-  >f^-ner, optimistic in tone, and above  ��������� f^mall things constructive in charac-  l%;ter.    Thus it might well serve  -."as a worthy model in these later  xdays when men treat of public  , }: men and public measures.  ��������� ��������� ������������������ .c   At last I may be permitted to  irV say a word regarding the presi-  ' *$������'  A Ate  dent's intimation as to the defects of the Colony organization.  It was plain from the beginning  that the '��������� system suffered from  constitutional weakness, from  which it sooner or later would  succumb if no relief came. When  to this is added that it was constantly exposed to . attacks by  enemies from within and without, it is remarkable that it had  strength to live so Jong, and during its life be able to accomplish  what it did while the settlement,  was in its infancy; some even say  it wag born too early, when to  be or not to be was the issue, it  needed the most tender, watchful care, and this it received at  the hands of the Colony.  Of the other organizations that  have sprung up later none have  so comprehensive or ambitious a  program, and none have been  held in such regard by the population as a whole; of their accomplishments it is yet too early to  speak.  "Francis Bacon says in one pf  his essays that "of all human  achievements there are none  n obi er . than the building of  colonies, particularly so when  they are established on new  ground."  If to establish colonies on this  coast was a matter of easy accomplishment with meager rewards, or a matter hard to accomplish but rich in tingible  rewards should we then see as  we do today, on the coast of  British Columbia, islands upon  islands, valleys upon valleys for  hundreds of miles, shaped by the  same lavish hand that shaped  Bella Coola, each patiently waiting for men to take hold.  To be the first to make pathos  in the unbroken wilderness takes  men with courage to dare and  ability to do. If it were as easy  to do as to know what the other  fellow ought to do what a changed  world would we see round about  usf  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  fOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ^ Manitoha, Saskatchewan and Alberta.  th������ Yukon Territory, the Nortii-wkhtTkrri-  TOKllCS and in a portion of tho PltoviNtlK of  British Columbia, may be leaned for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,500 acres will be leaned  to one applicant.  Application for a lease miiat be made by the  applicant in  person to the Ajcent or Sub-A������ent,  of the diHtrict in which the ritfht.a applied for  are situated. ���������, '  In Hurveyed territory the land muHt be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Agent with aworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal minim? rights  are not being operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may bo  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application should be  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY.  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B.��������� Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������306'JO.  0)-OBBS������-O<������BailK)-flUSBHK)-������12HI>-O  K M  KM  ������0  Prospectors, Etc.  Why Pack Your Outfits  Further Than Necessary?  WE CARRY COMPLETE LINES OF THE FOLLOWING AT BELLA COOLA PRICES:  GROCERIES TENTS DRY GOODS HARDWARE  CAMPERS' SUPPLIES PACKERS' REQUISITES  HAY   AND  GRAIN  a  Bella Goola Mercantile Co., Hagensborg ������������������HS  12 Miles from Sella  rect  Interior  OH  o-������aaH������-o-������aes&o-������H3������-o-offi3������-( m  km  K0  B. FILLIP JACOBSEN  Agent for and Owner of  FARM, TMBER LANDS AND WATER POWER  IN BELLA COOLA AND VICINITY  TEN ACRE FARMS A SPECIALITY  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.  BUSINESS CARDS  Geoffrey K. Burnett   D. J. McGucan  C.E., B.C.L.S., B.A.S.C, B.C.L.S.,  ASS. M.CAN.SOC. C.E.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  (Late Hill & Burnett)  CIVIL ENGINEERS and  B.C. LAND SURVEYORS  Grand View Hotel, Bella Coola, B. C.  City address���������New Westminster, B.C.  P. O. Box 886. Telephone 232i  ^ 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. FIL1 .IP JACOBSEN, Bella Coola. B. C.  -J  e  ST*  - M  i A.  wm  j  MR. SETTLER  Why not take up  land ma district  with a future?  J. A. LeROY PhoneSey. 9387 ���������*��������� NATION  ;I"US  MEETJrALL BOATS AND TRAINS  Hotel Winters  COR. ABBOTT AND WATER STREETS  VANCOUVER, B. C.  MRS. J. CLAYTON'&lf^d  '%  Dry Goods  CD  Boots and Shoes  Groceries and General Merchandise  Hardware d Surveyors', Loggers'  and Packtrain Supplies a Speciality  \=  FURS Bought and Sold   BELLA  COOLA, B. C.  J  EUROPEAN   PLAN   HOT AND COLD WATER  fl;00 TO  S2.50      STEAM   HEATED  ROOMS WITH BA TH  Land Notices  VANCOUVERLAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT OF COAST���������RANGE III.  Take notice that Edward D'Urban  Sheringham, of Chezacut, B.C., occupation stock raiser, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following  described land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  north-east corner of Lot 857, thence  south twenty-two chains, thence east  twenty chains, thence north twenty-two  chains, thence west twenty chains to  point of_ commencement, containing 40  acres, more or less.  EDWARD D'URBAN SHERINGHAM  Dated September 30. 1913. Nov. 22--Jan. 2-1  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.  ���������tismmigmmm iihi������iW  f|  DISTBICT   Or   COAST���������BANGE   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.  Dated, October 11. 1913. Nov. 29--Jnn. 2.1.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  WRITE US ABOUT 'SELLA COOLA LANDS.  Farm Lands Company  Bella Coola, B. C.  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������BANGE   III.  Take Notice that Samuel Copeland,  of Okanagen Center, occupation fruit  raiser, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  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.  Dated. October U. l'.UK.  '   Nov. 29-- J an. 21.  W. W. COl'KI.AND.  Auent.  "Six months," said the judge.  "But why did you steal a light  duck suit? A heavy overcoat is  what you need."  "But I won't need, no heavy  overcoat six months from now,  your honor."  A Foolish and Unedifying^ Break.  The usual tranquility of the  town received a rude shock on  Monday forenoon when an unprecedented happening occurred.  It appears that for once the  road superintendent deigned to  reply to public criticism regarding his work.  We leave our readers to adjudge  the character of his reply from  a perusal of our local news columns.  The superintendent is not in  the habit of attending public  meetings when invited to do so  by the settlers, who,-strange as  it may seem to him, demand  that public money be spent to  good and proper purpose; in fact,  he has consistently disregarded  such invitations, afterwards invariably feeling highly incensed  that he should be criticised regarding his work when he was  not present to defend himself.  On this occasion he showed great  anxiety to become revenged on  the person of a prominent government supporter, who has been  among the foremost in advocating public reforms.  The result was that the road  superintendent received a pressing invitation to Constable F.  Broughton's kitchen, the invitation being signed by W. H. Gibson, Justice of the Peace, representing the Attorney-General's  department.  The aforementioned "affair"  took place or rather commenced  on Palmer Street, the participants later again meeting in a  nearby grocery store.  Dental-surgeon W. J. Quinlan,  who occupied part of the store  km  II  u  II  M  M  I  uor  Co.  <).������Ea������4)-������xa������-<|  *-0-OH������D-<l,  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.  O      0  II  I  KM  KM  K    M  K    M  K    M  KM  fi  Highest market prices paid.  Fair grading given.  EXPRESS CHARGES PAID  ON ALL SHIPMENTS.  Prompt returns. Write for  Price List and Shipping Tags  to���������  B.LEViNSON  281-83 Alexander Ave.  WINNIPEG  Dropped Out of Sight.  While Mr. Borden and his  friends are fixing up the agenda  for the forthcoming session of  the Dominion House, they should  not forget to inscribe an arrow  showing the hole where the emergency dropped out of sight.���������  Edmonton Daily Capital.  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 t*SSSt  728 Helmcken Street     ���������  VANCOUVER, B.C.  6  <sr><ir>-<n^^������  Watches and Clocks  Repaired  ALL WORK  GUARANTEED  9  CHARLES TAYLOR  BELLA COOLA.  B.C.  ?  ��������� C>^JH^><>4.><-���������������^'<JKL>-<iS-ML>'-  the strange sight of the road su-1 Opportunity for  | |\/\jf Jf ������j\ij  perinfendent actually hurrying,  obviously towards the store, be  fore reaching which he divested  as a dental parlor, had a patient j himself of his overcoat. The  in his chair on whom he was op-'morning was wintry, and seek-  erating his machine drill in his! ing a reason for this strange be-  usual philosophic and efficient j haviour, the man-in-the-street  manner, butsuspended operation i was forced to the conclusion that  for a few minutes in order to the road boss must be possessed  obtain some understanding of | of a highdegreeof internal heat,  the unedifying behaviour of the | Jn thisthey were not far wrong  road superintendent,   who aiso, i ,. ,  Justice of theiacoo,'dmg'  to accounts  received  be it  Peace.  Some  noieu  is a  pedestrians   witnessed  by the Courier from eye witnesses of the extraordinary seme.  We pay HIGHEST MARKET  PRICES for all Raw Fur Skins,  because we use them for man u-  facturing. Sell finished article  direct to public.  You  get  middleman's profit.  Write for Special Price List and Tags.  C. H. ROGERS  Direct Exporter and  Manufacturer  Walkerton, can.  FURS  Only  straight   thinking  goes  with straight standing. 1 5-t!  4:  .'������  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, January 17,   I9tn  BKaESsaneaBBBsa  ���������w���������ifcawn, 1  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  GE  CHANDISE  &  HOE  hoe  M  en's, Ladies'and  ilclren  VSh  oes  ^n  U  <5l  HOI  )   C  HOE  &  Pack and Riding Saddles���������  roceries  3lY  tents  HOE  3   C  HOE  mi  Men's Suits, Shirts  and Underwear  hoe  D   C  hoe  \.U  Camp, Heating. and Cook Stoves  WE   CARRY  A  LARGE  STOCK   OF  FANCY   AND  STAPLE   GROCERIES  AT  LOWEST   PRICES  Settlers, Prospectors and Campers  Supplies  ~jt**&,  B.  BRYNILDSEN   &  CO.  BELLA  COOLA, b.c.  W/miWIWiiiMB  *:  Gold Seal Liquor Co., Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C.,       .  Are the leading Wine and Liquor dealers of the Pacific Coasi.  They  Specialize  with  Quality and  'Price for  Family use.  Write for illustrated Catalogue of Wines, Liquors, Beers,  Ale and Stout.  \  WHAT THE GOVERNMENT DOES  NOT SEE.  if. Atvi  'I  ���������  THE  Manufacturers of all       I jIT  /*������ TUT1 kinds ������f !���������  LUIi   HIGH-GRADE BISCUITS  ::    AND CANDIES    ::  & CANDY CO. Ltd.M  MOONEY'S SODAS and  PILOT BREAD  Out on their homesteads, with  an ��������� unobstructed view, the farmers are in the best "position of  all to observe with a .broad and  clear vision the abstacles placed  jn the path of agricultural development. The members of the  government do not see it. Surrounded by the artificial prosperity which the beneficiaries of  the tariff enjoy, and beset at  every turn by the lobbyists of  the railways, they have developed ah astigmatism. They do not  realise that wealth concentrated  means contraction; that the only  prosperity which is nation-wide;  that a flourishing farming country is a much greater testimony  to prosperity than the water in  any stock.���������Edmonton Capital.  Records of Census  i:<  Has anyone ever seen a woman  plumber?   There are not many  who could reply in the affirmative, but,- according to the report  of the census of England and  Wales relating to occupations and  industries, there are eighty-six  women who ply the calling .of  plumber. Of these, seventy-  seven are widows.  The same blue book, which has  just been issued, shows that  women have succeeded in establishing themselves ^in a number  of industries where their presence is unexpected. There are  seventy women paperhangers  and whitewashes, four bricklayers, all of them women, but  only one woman coachman.  Three women appear under  the heading of "clergymen,  priests, and ministers" and four!  are coalheavers. There are 347  women carmen and wagoners and  231 women blacksmiths and  "strikers." Only one woman  occupies herself with making  patent fuel, only three women  are shipwrights, five women are  "tramway car makers," and finally England and Wales can  boast of fifty-six women carpenters and joiners and fourteen  women masons.  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"  IF YOU GET IT AT  PLIM LEY'S  IT'S  ALL  RIGHT  BIG FALL  IN  CYCLE  PRICES  COBYBICnT'  ;~ -���������*>���������*  During stocktaking we have found that we have quite  a number of second-hand, shop-soiled and "returned  from hire" machines and are holding an end of season  clearance at big reductions.    Look into this.  Thos.PlimIey=  739 Yates Street  iSlSShsllSMS  VICTORIA, B. C.  SUBSCRIPTON  RATES OF  BELLA COOLA  COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable  in Advance.  a3ftaflKffrarcaarflWEsgaBBt������E������i mmtjaiarn  CANADA.  Onk Year $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1.50  United Kingd om and the Continent.  One Year $2.00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name.  P. O.  Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed

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