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 li"h  **,  if'   ^  ..-^g^^g-Sfc  ',".<  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND  FISHING.  WEATHER REPORT FOR  DECEMBER  Compiled  by Mr. C. H.  Urseth,' of the  Bella Coola Observatory'.  Temperature: Maximum, 31.    Minimum 22.  Rainfall, .78 inches.   Snow, 2.50 inches.  i^OL. 3���������NO. 15  BELLA COOLA, B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 23,  1915.  $1.00 a Year  ssians  T;j No Money for Buildings  Victoria, Jan. 21.���������Following  on a conference of the Board of  Governors of the Provincial University with Sir Richard McBride  <f,ahd  his  colleagues   relative  to  ������ ^;the present position of the educa-  "j' tional enterprise and the outlook,  V the  premier  intimated  that in  - '*' view of the general dislocation  V,of things as a result of the war  " ' it, would  be  necessary for the  "^government   to   revise its pro-  ;:igramme in respect to the speedy  ' ^construction of the' university.  a&The grants which would ordinal arily have been forthcoming to  111 enable the' work of constructing  T,.Sthe building to be taken in hand  -'\ffpn a comprehensive scale would  '";i|have to  be abandoned  for the;  'i^present and the whole effort of  Russians Repel  Severe Attacks  Germans Lose Heavily in Western  Galicia  .fethe government and the Board  ..ii-'of Governors of the university  "''I'Vwould be directed towards keep-  f(ing the  original  scheme intact  ^-pending the return  of happier  ���������'retimes.  y'r- .  : ������������������   *,$*     "Down With War."  &\ Rome, Janf " 21f���������Popular de-  '$,, monstrations have been held in  L Vienna against continuing the  aff?war. Starving demonstrators  i- .marched to the municipal offices  l -crying "Down with war" and  " tried to erect barricades. They  were dispersed by the police.  Edi tor,  Bella Coola Courier.  Sir���������There appears to be a  persistent rumour which has  gained considerable currency  in the Province, that my late  secretary was associated/with-  the stealing and manipulation  of plans of home defence and  that the discovery of his complicity therein was the cause  'of his death. Since returning  from my recent visit east I  learned that some such rumor  had been published in a Seattle  paper, but I paid no attention  to it other than as a phase of  newspaper sensationalism.  It never occurred to me  that in British Columbia,  where Macrae was well known,  any heed would be paid to it.  It. is a painful subject for me  to discuss, but in justice to  the memory of one who never  betrayed a trust or was disloyal to his country in thought,  word or deed, I must state  most emphatically that the  rumour is without the slightest  possible foundation. The circulation of such stories, wilfully or otherwise, is a cruel  reflection upon my late secretary and painful in the extreme to relatives a/nd.friends.  Mr. Macrae had bee^n suffering for many months with a  nervous ailment and his untimely death cannot in the  slightest degree be regarded  as a reflection in any way upon his honour as a man or a  citizen.  Yours faithfully,  RICHARD McBRIDE.  London, Jan. 21.���������A Bucharest  despatch to the Daily Mail describing the Russian invasion of  Hungary says: "During the night  of January 16 a Russian force  descending from Funoul-Moldier,  in the south-west corner of Buko-  wina, passed over Mount Colacul  and advanced as far as Czanes-  chtie, near Jacobini, where the  Austrian artillery was massed.  These troops were supported by  two other columns and their  front extended through Czan'es-  ch'tie, Jacobini and Pitni. To  avoid being surrounded the Aus-  trians retreated toward Jacobini.  Fighting continued during night  and day of Sunday and Monday  and is still proceeding.  An official statement 1rom Petrograd says that in the region  north o���������f Rawa two attacks by  the Germans have been repulsed.  On the evening of January 18th  the Germans in the region of the  village of Vitkoritze, on the left  bank of the Bzura, made an attempt to capture an  important  bridge.    The advance was made  under the glare of searchlights,  rockets and fires of straw.   This  attack was repulsed by an effective fire by the Russian artillery.  On the same evening in Western  .Galicia, after heavily canonading  our positions south of Radliff and  setting on fire two villages behind  our  positions, the  enemy  delivered a fierce attack.   A large  detatchment,   advancing    in    a  compact mass, reached our barbed  wire   entanglements   but were  compelled to retire with  heavy  loss.    In Bukowina the Russian  troops continue successful. They  have occupied the village of Ich-  ancschti near Watradorna, where  they captured many prisoners.  To Invade Servia  German Troops and Siege Artillery  London, Jan. 22.���������The Bucharest correspondent of the Times  telegraphs that the new army  formed for the invasion of Servia includes a German contingent numbering eighty thousand  men with a full equipment of  heavy siege artillery. Definite  operations are expected to take  place at an early date.  Attacks of Enemy  Are Repulsed  " Paris,   Jan.   22. ��������� An   official"  communication states as follows:  "The enemy violently bombarded  our   positions   to  the  north of  Notre Dame Le Lorette, following with an attack at 5 o'clock  in the morning, which was repulsed,    In Champagne regions,  two small woods north of Beauie-  jour were occupied by our troops,  the enemy delivering an unsuc-  cessful counter-attack.     In Ar-  gonne,   the   Germans   made   a  strong   attack   on   our   line  in  neighborhood    of   St.   Hubert, j  After a violent bombardment of,  our trenches the enemy's infantry delivered an attack but met  with a destructive fire from both  our infantry and artillery, forcing them to retire with heavy  loss.    Heavy fighting continues  in the region of Hartmonn-Weil-  erkopf.     On  other portions of  our front there is nothing of importance to report.  Russians Form  New Plan  Trench Fighting Too Slow  London, Jan. 22���������The Russians  are unfolding a new plan of campaign says the Daily Mail correspondent at Warsaw, and within  a month's time a fresh offensive  will develop. It will not be the  ordinary trench fighting, but of  a character particularly suited to  the composition" of the Russian  army in which cavalry takes such  an important part. Under the  new plan operations are contemplated which will extend  over at least six months.  Holland Expected  to Protest  London, Jan. 22.���������It is expected that the government of Holland will make a pi-otest against  the violation of the neutrality of  that country by German  aerial  raiders.    Reports from Amsterdam  show  that   in   the  recent  aerial raid by the Germans,'the  "baby killers" passed over the  jouter Freizan  Islands  both  on  1 their outward trip and their return.    Although in this instance  only four people were killed, the  public indignation  is roused to  an even  higher pitch  than the  Scarboro raid.  Activity in German  t  S. S. Chelohsin made her usual  weekly call at this port on Wednesday, her passenger list on  this occasion being very small.  Among those leaving for the  south were Mr. John G. Walker,  who has been delivering a course  of interesting lectures throughout the valley, and Mrs. Parker,  who has been spending a three  months visit with her brother,  Mr. Harry Sinclair of the Crossing.    Many of our readers will be interested to learn that Mr. Wm.  C. Cullen, late in the employ of  the Ocean Falls Co. as paymaster,  is now at Winnipeg in training  for active service.  The power-cruiser CharlesTodd  with Indian-agent Fougner on  board left port on Monday for a  visit to the neighboring Indian  reserves.  Germans Move Big Guns  London, Jan. 22.���������Telegraph-  from Bucharest, the Daily Mail  correspondent says: "A strong  force of Hungarian troops are  proceeding to the Buckowina  frontier by way of Bistritz to  arrest the Russian invasion.  Amsterdam, Jan. 21���������The Germans continue to remove their  big guns from Ostend to Heyst.  Two 28-centimeter guns were  transferred on Sunday. These  changes that are taking place!  indicate that in the event of an  advance by the Allies along the  coast, no attempt will be made  to defend the present positions  before Ostend, but that the Germans will fall back nearly to the  border of Holland.  London, Jan. 22.���������According  to a despatch to the Daily Mail  from Copenhagen, a flotilla of  German destroyers and submarines left Heligoland Roads on  Wednesday and news from many  sources   indicates  The annual   meeting   of   the  Bella  CoOla  Farmers'   Institute  took place in the  Colony Hall,  Hagensborg, on Tuesday afternoon.    The  election   of officers!  for the ensuing year resulted as!  follows: President, Tf P. Saug- j  stad;   vice-pres., D. W. Hoage;!  sec.-treas.,  A.   Hammer;   board  of directors,  H.  Haakenson, W.  H. Mackay, A. Svisdahl, and S.  Le C. Grant.  The attendance far surpassed  any previous record, well over  one hundred members using the  privilege of the ballot. If this  can be taken to indicate the increased interest taken in matters  pertaining to farming in the valley, this place undoubtedly has  a bright future as regards that  industry:    Mr. J. N. Cran, late manager  of the local branch of the Bank  of B. N. A., has been appointed  to the management of the branch  at Lytton.  Those who attended at the  Mackenzie School on Tuesday  evening were well repaid by the  exceedingly interesting lecture  delivered by Mr. John G. Walker.  The subject of the address was  the anticipated disintegration of  Turkish empire as a result of its  j suicidal entrance into the great  war. Mr. Walker dealt with the  subject from the table standpoint, emphasising the fulfillment of the prophecies and predicting that ultimately the last  stand of the Turks Would be  made at Jerusalem. ��������� The manner  in which the speaker dealt with  a somewhat difficult and delicate  subject showed keen insight and  considerable study.  TT~>  tor Sale  cs a going concern the premises f\nown as the Grand View  Hotel, ^ella Ccola.  For particulars apply to���������  <P. O. Box 90  (Bella Coola, B. C  Mr. M. W. Marvin of Atnarko,  arrived in town on Wednesday  morning for a short visit. He  reports that never in his ten  years experience has he seen  such a mild winter in the Upper  Valley. There is as yet no snow  and the temperature is hovering  around freezing point.  H. G. Anderson is visiting at  Bella Bella.  To Hold Pacific Islands  London, Jan. 21.���������An Australian force is about to leave to  occupy the islands in the Northwest Pacific Ocean seized by the  Japanese from the Germans, according to an official communica-  iion received here from the Hon.  C. F. Pearce, Australian minister  of defence. This move is in accordance with the desire of the  Japanese Government.  A Rude Shock  London, Jan. 21.���������Truth says:  "The confidence of British investors in Canadian undertakings  has received some rude shocks  durin^the past year or two, but  in some respects this case (the  Dominion Trust Co.) is the worst  that has occurred. The director  has passed away, but it is to be  hoped that the misdeeds will be  brought home to some of the  other responsible directors and  officers in Canada.  ,    Mr. E. R. Russel is employed  considerable | jn  the accoutant's   department  activity on the part of the Ger-Jof the Vancouver office  man fleet. T ,, ....  Local weather  conditions are  perfect for all outdoor pursuits,  and many farmers are making  good progress in land clearing.  The absence of snow is, however, hampering the saw-mills  from getting in their supply of  logs for the coming season's  trade. Skating is unce again the  order and is being greatly appreciated especially by the children.  German Plan Fails  London, Jan. 21.��������� Frederick  Bennett at Petrograd wires:  "The Russian advance through  North Poland prevent the Germans from establishing their  winter headquarters on the Vistula River, the failure of which  means that the German forces  will be dangerously exposed to  attack.  Says Germans Are Beaten  Capt. Barker and H. B. Bren-  ton came up from Vancouver a  week ago by the Chelohsin and  returned south on Wednesday  after a week's shooting at Kwat-  na. They expressed themselves  as well pleased with their trip  both as regards the weather and  the numbers of ducks and geese  which fell to their guns.  The B.C.A.A. had an exciting  basketball game the other evening when for once the Hagensborg team succeeded in beating  Bella Coola.  Karl Brink*left on a business  trip to some of the neighboring  ports on Monday last.    His busi-  n a recent inter- (ness may necessitate a visit to  Vancouver before his return.  Paris, Jan. 21.--It is officially  reported that  View the two French generals  Fonch and Dutbal declared emphatically that the Germans are  beaten, and that the Allies could  break their lines any minute they  wanted to. The Allied armies  are waiting for the word to advance, and when the word comes  Germany will be crushed.  W. C. T. U.  The Youman's Band will  meet at the home of Mrs. J.  Clavton, on Wednesday 27th, at  2:30 p. m.  All interested are cordially invited to attend.  Mrs. J. R. Morrison. Sec.  A meeting of the local Ladies  Aid convened at the home of  Mrs. J. R. Morrison on Wednesday, when the work for the  coming year was outlined. A  large amount of material was  distributed among the working  members which in due course  will be disposed of for the benefit of the cause to which the  society in lending its efforts.  Rev. T. C, Colwell left town  early in the week for Namu,  Bella Bella and Kimsquit.  ���������ooo <"s<r> <7<r? <ztr> <t������"x"3 ������  c  6  (Clwrrh Jfntto  Sunday School  Church  Service  10:45 a.m.  7:20 p.m.  All  Arc  Welcome.  Rev. T. C. Clue!!. B. A.. Palor  y  9  ������������������������ j 9 <m<JX������-%J: <JNL> O-'<J������L1 -4JJCXJ������������ Mi  [ !1  1  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  I  !!  Saturday, January 23,   /9/5      'V'  Fhe C  e 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 Month.        0.50  United States  1 Year ...$1.50  United Kingdom  1 Year. '. $1.00  Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscriber's not receiving their copy  regularly, please notify the management  at once. Changes in address should be  Bent in as soon as possible.  For Advertising ��������� Rates,  '    Office.  Apply at  f,  To Correspondents��������� While, unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  uuraa and nddrpsaof every writer of auuh letters  must be jriven ,to the editor.  The Editor reservcB the riirht to refuse publi-  '   entlon of any'letter.    All manuscript at writer's  risk. \   . j   Vancouver Office - - -317-323 Cambie St.  M9alua pojinH aitprr ma put Irx."  SATURDAY, JAN. 23, 1915.  Dictated by Duty.  The Attorney-General is feel-  ing uneasy: He is losing his grip  ' and is fast being, driven into a  corner from which he is trying  vainly to extricate himself. His  latest attempt to repudiate his  responsibility'in regard to the  losses sustained by the depositors in the Dominion Trust was  made at a Conservative meeting  at Kerisdale. Here Mr: Bowser  is reported as saying "The inspection of trust companies does  not come under my department,  ��������� but that of the finance minister,  and the blame, if any, should  therefore riot be put upon me.".  Mr. Bowser denied ever having said th'at he knew that for  two years jthe Dominion Trust  Co. had been insolvent, but admitted saying that from the  liquidator's report it was apparently so.     '-'  He did riot attempt to deny  that to his- knowledge, both as  Attorney-General of the province  and as legal adviser to the company, the company had , been  permitted to continue taking the  people's money on deposit for a  year after the last shadow (and  only a shadow) of legal right to  do so had been swept away, by  an act passed by the provincial  legislature.  In spite of this Mr. Bowser is  reported to have stated that the  course he had taken in regard to  public affairs^ was that "dictated  by duty." \  Let us just see how this works  out. In 1913 a bill was introduced in the legislature conferring upon the Dominion Trust Co.  certain powers denied it by the  federal parliament. The Attorney-General knew that the bill  was unconstitutional, and admits  that he advised his colleagues to  that effect. But nothing was  heard concerning it from either  him or them on the floor of the  assembly. He allowed the bill  to be passed knowing it to be  unconstitutional, and is reported  to have stated that he kept silent  for fear of causing a split in his  ftarty and the defeat of the government. His course in this respect was dictated by a sense of  duty, but only to his party and  not to the public interest. He  could not be true to one without  damaging the other, so he chose  to'Stand by his party and betrayed the public trust.  For a whole year the Dominion  Trust Co. operated under powers  conferred by illegal legislation  of which Mr. Bowser was fully  cognizant, until in March 1914  the act was repealed under pressure from Ottawa. From March  1914 the company was deprived  of ,the last vestige of right to  take deposits, but was allowed  to continue its reckless and lawless course, and Mr. Bowser, ac-  cording to his own admission,  knew this. Again he was undoubtedly guided by a sense of  duty, but to his own private business concern in its connection to  the company, and not to the  public interest.  Mr. Bowser entered into illegal  transactions, with a handful.of  Indians regarding the purchase  of an Indian reserve.   He allowed  $80,000 of public  money-to be  paid to two men, one of whom  untill shortly before the transaction took place, held a prominent  position in the firm of Bowser,  Reid and Wall bridge.   The Indians got their price, $220,000, the  aforementioned persons pocketed  $80,000 between them  and the  province is refused a title to the  land.   The Indians still own the  reserve.    Where was the Attor:  uey-General's sense of duty, or  for the matter-of .that, common  sense of any kind?  Mr. Bowser as Attorney-General closed the doors of the jails  to certain persons who had been  ������  sentenced to imprisonmentunder  the criminal code. By this act  he deliberately .obstructed an  effort to cleanse our cities of  commercialized vice, and was the  means of these persons being  turned free (after having been  sentenced to ���������imprisonment) to  carry on.their nefarious traffic.  Where was his sense of duty?  The Attorney-General must* indeed be possessed of a depraved  imagination to ever suggest that  such behaviour ,on his part has  been in the public interest. Let  him take care lest he add insult  to injury. .  He asks for fair play in regard  to his responsibility for the Dominion Trust affairs. What kind  of fair play did he allow the company to show to its victims?  What kind of fair play did he regarding the date and place of  show to the naturalized British jthe meeting and knew nothing  subjects throughout the province  by his last amendment to the  Elections Act?"  What kind of fair play did he  show to the coal miners of Vancouver Island?" What is the Attorney-General's idea of fair  play,' anyhow?  o     o     o     o     o  The management of the Courier is in receipt of a communication from a local reader, who  was once upon a time an ardent  Conservative, completely enamoured of the McBride-Bowser  machine methods as .practised at  that time. Our friend has apparently changed with time.  The decreased flow of easy money  from the provincial treasury may  possibly account for change of  front.  The communication while conveying much information seeks  still more. Some of the information sought is more or less of  a private nature and therefore  we are precluded from according  such through the medium of  these columns. But most of our  friend's enquiries pertain to the  local Conservative party and  their doings throughout this valley. ,  In respect to the work of the  several Conservative organizations up and down the valley,  we may say we see very little of  it. We state again that we are  not in the confidence of that  party, no do we wish to be so.  We are happier and better satisfied to stay out. There are times  when we feel inclined to, and as  a matter of fact we do sometimes  talk matters over with certain  of the more enlightened officers  of these several organizations,  but these.talks we keep strictly  to ourselves. Although concerning public matters these exchanges of opinion are kept  stricly private for many and  obvious reasons.  Our esteemed friend comments  on the Courier's report of the  annual meeting .in connection  with the "Bella Coola General  Hospital, and enquires why a  notice of this meeting was not  inserted in the Courier. He  complains that a large number  of people were leftjn ignorance  WHEN BUYINGYEAST i  INSIST ON HAVING  THIS PACKAGE  For Results Use���������  wmi  }Mm-  DECLINE SUBSTITUTES  of it until it was ovei\  As regards the report, we find  on enquiry that the information  was obtained from the president  of the Hospital Board by a mem-  of our staff in the regular way  of news for this paper.  In respect to the failure of  those responsible to properly announce the meeting by inserting  st notice in this paper, there may  be many reasons most of which  are not hard to discover.  The Courier is strenuously opposed to the present administration for reasons which any reader  may easily understand if he will.  The Bella Coola General Hospital  is a Conservative institution and  is run as such, and it would  therefore be foolish to expect  notices of this nature to be inserted in the Courier, even if by  so doing a full meeting would be  assured. Where ignorance is  bliss, etc., etc.  Our correspondent remarks  that only two persons from Bella  Coola town attended this meeting,  the president and the secretary.  Perhaps other townspeople had  not known of the meeting. Then  again, we know cases of Conservative meetings in the past where  the less persons attending the  better it suited the purpose. It  is just possible that this Hospital  meeting may have been of that  order too. although our own experience is that our townsmen  do not take kindly to attending  meetings of any kind.  Our friend who now writes us  seems so well posted on the inner workings of the local Conservative party that his questions  put us. in rather an embarrassing  position.    Yes Sir, we know that  "A. P. Standard"  CHICK STARTER  CHICK FOOD  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  '      GaultBrothersLimited  WHOLESALE /DRY GOODS      .,',.  367 Water Street       Vancouver, B. C  CJ QauIt Brothers for over 60 years have successfully  maintained wholesale warehouses throughout Canada  if The Vancouver stock is the largest and best assorted  stock on the Coast, in some cases the best west of Toronto  STAPLES  SMALLWARES  RIBBONS  Re.ndy-to-Wear  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  House Furnishings  CARPETS  LINENS  DRESS GOODS  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED THE DAY RECEIVED  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER,  B. C.  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 Order.  Bfl  they think they can accomplish mation, we wish to say we are  much, though we have not no- fully alive to the work of the  ticed any great effort put forth "Bunch," and will deal with  as yet. The "Bunch," business them when in our opinion the  men and roadbosses opposed to proper time has arrived.  the  Courier.       Yes,   we know ���������:   that too���������but they do not seem Some of those despatches from  to have much of a pull judging Holland can be believed even if  by their success. While we the geography does describe it  thank our friend for the infor- as a low-lying country.  Firebox linings withstand years of use because made of McClary Semi-Steel.   See a  l&ijte  You'll notice the linings are  made in nine pieces. There's  a good reason-ask the McClary dealer.      u  "MADE IN CANADA."  Sold By All General Merchants.'  m  HOI  JOE  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  \\%  ^  UNION STEAMSHIP CO, OF B,C.? LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER     .,.<; .. .    ������������������������������������:;\- ���������  d. O.      Lhelohsin     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  Head Office, Carrai.i, St., Vancouver; or Geo. McGregor,  agent,  1003 Government St., Victoria.  HOE  i  j������*j������*!lwM!!V''''' Hi  ' 'J  .'At  ; >?  fs      >.  'V.   '  Saturday, January 23,   1915  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Talks to the Premier  On Livestock Figures  Open letter to Sir Richard McBride.  . Hqn. Sir,���������I have read with a  great deal of interest the published report of your statements  of������the remarkable production of  the mines, the forests, the fish-  eries, agriculture and  horticul  ture. Sir, I am delighted to be  told.by so eminent an authority  that the, total production of agricultural products for 1914 reached a value of $27,366,000���������$3,-  385,000 in excess of the value  produced in 1913. The minister  of agriculture is to be congratu-  H  CEYLON  ���������::���������:.. packed    bv .-:���������-.  WM. BRAID   a CD.  ,  tea   impohtkhs -;������������������  VANCOUVER,     D. C. '���������..  Order  that  pound  of BRAID'S BEST  Tea now. Packed  in handsome 1, 3,  and 5 lb. tins.  '���������F&\  ���������;���������%  V  A\  STANDARD is  the wizardt of the kitchen.  Acts like magie in any  recipe calling for f 1 o u r.  Royal Standard is the  r^lfopen sesame" to good  looking. It transforms ordinary bread, cakes or pies  ; into real wonders of the  'X ciulinary art.  : ^our grocer sells Royal Standard  |\under a  money-back  guarantee.  WATER NOTICE  HTake 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.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  r*OAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ^ Manitoha, Saskatchewan ;inrl Ai.ukkta.  the Yukon Territory, the Noutii-wkstTkiiri-  Torikh iind in a portion of the I'noviNCK of  Kimtikh Columbia, may bt; leased for a term of  twenty-one years ut an annua) rental of Si an  ucre. Not more than 2,560 aerea will be leased  to one api>licunt.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the AKent or Sub-AKent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must he described by sections, or lepral subdivisions of sections and in unsurveytd territory the tract :ip-  pliwl for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of $?> which will be refunded if the H������htB  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of live cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being uperated, 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 Burface rights may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application should be  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Ag< nt or Sub-Agent  of Dominion Lands.  w. w. coin.  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. Ii.���������Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������oOG'JG.  BUSINESS CARDS  ���������*;aj*.  it  V  J.W.Peck&Co.Ltd.  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  "\  lated upon the wonderful ability  of his officials, displayed in the  collection of the information upon which your statements were  based.  "The mere fact that a large  portion of the produce of 1914 is  still in the possession of the producer, and unsold, in no way  prevents these wondrous officials  from fixing definitely quantity,  quality and value.  "Officials possessed of such  wonderful foresight as well as  hindsight, find it unnecessary to  consult the producers. I have  questioned a number of our large  producers, in the Delta, and I  have found none who furnished  any information as to his produce  to any government official.  "Being of an inquisitive disposition I turned up the report  of the commission on agriculture,  and I found on page 359 a table  headed thus:  Table 5.���������Home production, agricultural products; values, 1913.  Total live stock - - $19,990,860  Total dairy products 2,593,404  Total meats - - - 1,083,572  Total fruits and vegetables 4,118,555  Total eggs, honey - 1,765,608  Toial hay, grain, etc.      8,572,820  Geoffrey K. Ru.'inett   D. J. McGuoan  C.E., H.C.1..S., B.A.f-'.t:., U.C.L.S.,  ASS. M. CAN. SOC. C.E.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  (Late Hill & Uurnett)  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 J. NATION  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  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. W., Vancouver, B.C.  HOE  -.J  The  Hostess  who  wins favor serves  nabob i ea  ���������the tea that is  always reliable.  Sold by all good  grocers in'pound and  half-pound lead packets.  40c - 50c - 60c  Per Pound.  Grand total   -   - $38,124,819  "I frankly admit that my education was sadly neglected when  I was young, otherwise I would  have no difficulty in realizing  that$27,366,000 in 1915 was larger than was $38,124,819 in 1913.  "Dear Sir Richard, I am told  that it cost a lot of money for  (Continued on last page.)  Fur 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.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  0  HOE  Get rid of your auto before the  Germans conquer us. The German name for garage is kraft-  wageninstellraum.  Every day will be Sunday for  the Scotch soldier who had his  face disfigured by a piece of  shrapnel. When asked how he  was he replied: "Oh, I'm a richt  except that I canna whussel." ,  George  Gerttner  BLACKSMITHING  OF ALL KINDS  Expert Horseshoer  CARRIAGE   REPAIRING  agensborg  B. C.  TheMason&jRischPiano  of to-day "Will maf\e plain our  privilege to stale with authority:  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE!"  SOLO DIRECT BY THE AtA.\UFACT,URERS  mis  f  ia  si  ^]F  Let us attend  your Victor Record  Ji   mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write (or Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST.. VANCOUVER, B. C.  ^3tS^  .^^-t^lj t&&i.'i_������5^;-=5^3 iSiVj K.rJb.% ���������j^i^ J?i&i >lZ=^  nzp  &  rrzn  "V^HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  AX/HAT person so independent?  \JLTHAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of  the necessaries  of life?  Bella  Coola  farmers are independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  HTHE REASONS  for this  enviable  condi-  *   tion 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.  T>ELLA COOLA and the surrounding  ""^ country possesses wonderful wealth  in timber, as yet almost entirely undeveloped, and perhaps at no other point  on the Northern Coast is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.  i 1  gta  mp"'  M    M  ���������<    M  ���������<    >���������<  Patronize Homelndustry  and Buy RAMS A YS'  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 Ykar $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  Onk Year  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $1.00  Highland Liquor Co. \  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.  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 23  ii >  s lift-  m  w  [oj  HOE  H  orme  99  ouner  ONE DOLLAR  FOR ONE YEAR  The Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coa& between :Vancouver and  Prince Rupert.  A distance of six hundred miles.  // will be to your interest to keeP WeU informed regarding the  happenings throughout  the Northern section of  this Province���������  THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  ADVERTISERS-i  Now is the time to keep  yo.ur 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 rio excuse. Investors  should keep posted on developments by reading the "Courier."  oh Printing  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.   We will do it right.  DUILD   UP  YOUR  HOME  TOWN.    Do not talk���������support home- industries���������talk  is  cheap.    The best way to showl ,.,���������     ~   '.    r "    . --���������-  ���������*.��������� ,-vf ���������vJ���������*. ;��������� *������ difficulty in figuring out a sur  Talk to the Premier   .  On Livestock Figures  (Continued from'preceding page.)  that commission on agriculture,  and that the report they made  is  worth  the  whole of it,  and  naturally I  thought the report  would be very instructive, and  so it is, and when I read, that  the total value of the live stock  produced in 1913 was $19,990,-  8G0,  and  that   the   dead stock  (dressed meats, including cattle  slaughtered    for    tuberculosis)  was valued at $1,083,572, I realized that I had much to learn,  and like a crab I went backwards  until I came to page 354 of the  Report,*and there I found that  amongst agricultural production  of 1913 were the following animals':  "Brood mares, 6451, . value,  $1,186,807; one and two-year-  olds, 4785, value $5/73,459.  "6451 brood mares, 4785 one  and two-year-olds and 29,523  other horses produced ' in one-  year and yet there are people  who are reported to have said  that your government have done  but little foragriculture.  "Sir,   your   government   has  undoubtedly been slandered, and  the reason Isay so is that I find  that under the. wise -guidance of  your minister of agriculture (who  only takes an interest in.stock  and bond, and accident insurance  as a side issue) that B. C. pro:  duced. in 1913 of dairy  eattle,  27,378 full grown milch cows pf  a value, of   $3,326,946,   besides  8,729 heifer calves (never a bull)  and more ��������� wpnderful  still, 11,-  257 other heifers of a value of  $675/420. -  "Yes Sir, and even the beef  cattle produced 17,920 calves and  87,570 other cattle of a value of  $6,843,595.  "Yes, and in the good old year  1913 there were produced in this  wounderful province of B. C, in  the tenth year of your most illustrious government, no less  than 4,838 brood sows, as well  as 25,179 sheep of all kinds and  ages. And if there are any  doubting Thomasses, I will refer  them to pages 354 to 359 inclusive, of your Agricultural Commissioners'Report, and they will  be convinced that Old Jacob,  with his peeled willow stakes,  knew very little about the live  stock business-.  Dear sir, if you could only spare  the officials who prepared the  figures you used in your newspaper interview, and the officials,  or other persons who prepared  the figures quoted above, to go  to the assistance of the liquidator appointed for the Dominion  Trust Co., they would have no  that you  are in   earnest is to  practise it.^  Support the "Courier" and you  are doing something for yourself  and your community.  ti  Courier  a Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  ������n  IOE  d]  plus, much to the relief of everybody concerned..  "What's that? You can't  spare them." "Got a deficit of  your own to work over before  the House meets?" Too bad. .1  did hope you could have spared  them; but it is true McKenzie  and Mann's interests (how much  will it be for the coming year?)  must be attended to first.  "So sorry, Dick, that you forgot to tell that reporter that unemployment and starvation were  purely imaginary.  With best wishes for a more  prosperous year than 1913.   .  I am, yours truly,  JOHN OLIVER.  ���������I  THE  Manufacturers of all  kinds of  MOONEY BISCUIT m*-***������������������*     ::    AND CANDIES    .::  & CANDY CO. Ltd.  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  VANCOUVER, B. C.  MOONEY'S SODAS and  PILOT BREAD  "THE   BEST YET"  Made in British Columbia  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  Ogfilvie's  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  (  Better order a bag? now  From  ALL GOOD GROCERS.  BHEfl  4  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 1895  v  rynildsen  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  Gen era I Me re hand i s$  Dry Goods and Notion  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  i $.?$  '/  'fan  "J J  <r4  REFLECTIONS.  To the Editor.  I'm thinking Mr. Editor  Of the year that's' dead and gone,  And counting, like a. creditor,  Our balances one by one.  While mem'ry takes a glance behind,  As far as I remember��������� ;'?  These are the thoughts come first to mind,:  From Janu'ry to December. .  ��������� Through our. Dominion Jacky Frost  Bites hard on chilly fingers,  While here, the rascal at the most  In playful gambol lingers.  Hardly has Winter well begun  With skatings, sleighings, meetings,  When o'er the mountain peeps the sun  With its bright Sping-time greetings.  Our cannery now gives welcome toil:  A call from "Sainte" to sinner,  To help secure the Ocean's spoil,  And many a toothsome dinner.  Then comes the .twenty-fourth of May,  Its happy, joyous faces;  Our patriotic Empire Day,  And blending of the races.  No scorching rays on man, or grass;  The sun now hid, now shining,  So those who count .the clouds that pass,  Should note their silver lining.  From East to West our Valley runs  Between two mountain ranges;  So felt no dread of German Guns  Or "Old World" war time changes.  School, home, and field along the way  Appear in frequent order���������  No ten miles howitzer can say,  "I come to storm your border."  We heard instead of soldiers' stride,  Our Empire's mighty rally;  And hearts went out in love and pride,  To those who left our Valley.  Nor desolated home, nor mead,  Like our poor Belgian brothers;  Plenty of everything we need,  And something left for others.  Nor lost the art in old, and young,  Of music, song, and fiction;  And Autumn turns the song that's sung  To evening benediction.  One drop means not the ocean vast,'  Nor summer but one swallow,  Yet one live thought upon the Past  May gild the year to follow.  Thanks, Mr. Editor, and so  These lines which I deliver.  Suggest the thoughts which ought to ffow ���������  To God, our bounteous Giver.  ���������S. Le C. GRANT.  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP, HEATING  AND COOK STOVES  1* 1  1*1  4?t  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     ������ .... ������  a'  8  V4]  f'-c  c  \  <4  'Si  * s  ���������\  ���������;*  c  t  - i  Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles  Settlers, Prospectors, Hunters, rappers, 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.  \  i  i  ; t  \   E  ��������� t  ��������� I  t  r  t  c  \  I  I  i  ���������;; s  Paints -  Oils  - Varnishes  -  Stains  Crockery and Glassware of all kinds  Patent Medicines of all description'  Best brands of Flour.     Feed and Grain of all sort*  kept on hand.    Prompt service  m  Best Goods���������Lowest Prices���������Largest Stock  0  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C  ���������������Wr  <*>  >.^>������!l#'

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