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 IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER   REPORT  Compiled  by  Mr. C. H.  Urseth, of the  HagensDorg Observatory.  Temperature for the month of December, maximum, 37,  minimum, 31.  Rainfall for same period, 6.99.  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 24,  1914.  $1.00 a Year  Pioneer Missionary  Ends His Labors  J Re\/; Dr. Crosby Dies After Long  * Illness  Rev. Dr. Thomas Crosby,  for  fifty-two   years   a   resident   of  British Columbiaand the pioneer  -V6$Methodist missionary in the Pro-  'i rWjl\ ���������������������������-.. i   .       I  !?Svince, passed away at his home,  -|������2525 Second Avenue West, Van-  M^couver, on the night of 13th inst.  tflHe had been ill for the past seven  f^lmonths.  Dr. Crosby was born in Yorkshire, England,.in 1840, and came  British. Columbia   in   1862,  ���������/-^laboring continuously among the  /^Indians as a missionary until six  '-jTfyears ago, when owing to failing  '.^Health he was superannuated.  New Use for Moving  Pictures  Winnipeg, Jan. 22. ��������� Motion  pictures of John Krafchenko are  to be used to aid in his capture.  The police are preparing pictures  of the escaped desperado which  will be circulated far and wide  to .moving picture houses, in the  hope that the wide publicity of  his appearance will lead to his  apprehension.  The large sum of $13,000 is  offered for his capture and conviction.       .  TO WITHHOLD RADIUM RIGHTS  Manitoba Wants Free  Wheat  Winnipeg, Jan. 22.���������The Manitoba legislature unanimously declared for free wheat. This action of the;provincial legislature  was incorporated in a resolution  to be forwarded to the Dominion  parliament at Ottawa.  Among the many places on the  ^f'^cbast where mssions were opened  ~   *v  by Dr. Crosby is Bella Coola, and  ^possibly at no  place   will   the  received  /|4"news of his death be  ���������fw^fwith deeper regret.,  \':r  Balkan Situation  Considered Graven  ������K %if  ' *Tf. i. *.  Berne, Switzerland, Jan. 21.���������  *^|$A fresh outbreak of hostilities in  f vthe Balkans is considered immin-  %,"ent,   according   to   information  gathered from diplomatic circles.  -   The various governments' are  directing their greatest efforts  Tin order to prevent a fresh out-  V'fbreak of war.  J Settlers Are Beset  5 With Difficulties  Washington, Jan.-21.���������The bill  to authorize President Wilson to  withhold all radium rights in  mineral lands for the government is before the senate.  Wants to See Money  First  Premier Borden May  Come West  Berlin, Jan. 22.���������Prince William of Wied, who was chosen  for the throne of Albania by the  great powers, refuses to accept  the-'offer until an international  loan has been obtained, according to an authoritative statement  issued here.  Ottawa, Jan. 22.- It is highly  probable that Premier Borden  will take a trip through the west  after the present session of parliament. As yet, no definite  plans have been made, but it is  understood that he has assured  some of his western friends that  he ,will endeavor to visit that  part of the country next summer.  Passenger Service  to Fort George  Fort George, Jan. 21.���������-The end  of steel on the Grand Trunk Pacific has reached this point, several weeks sooner than expected.  It is announced that a regular  passenger service will be inaugurated to this place at once.  I  '* Government Maps Utterly Worthless  Giving evidence before the land  ������������������* settlement committee of the Fort  f- Fraser Board of Trade, Thomas  * Esp, a preemptor who has been  , in that' district since 1907, made  serious complaint against the  provincial government for its  treatment of himself and others  in their desire to settle on a piece  of land.  Mr. Esp said he had been five  years getting a deed to the land  he had made a home on for that  time. He had been moved from  his first preemption and a government agent had got the property, he understood.  He also told of many other  settlers who had been shamelessly treated by the government,  and characterised the government's maps and blue prints as  utterly worthless and misleading.  The Board of Trade have forwarded strong recommendations  to the Royal Commission on agriculture, which call for more as-  sistence to fanners.  Winnipeg, Jan. 22.���������The Royal  Commission is continuing its investigation of the circumstances  surrounding the escape of John  Krafchenko from the Central  Police Station.  The SS. Chelohsin made her  usual call at this port on Saturday, and as she remained at the  wharf several hours some of the  officers took the opportunity of  enjoying a sleigh ride as far as  the town.  Among].the many passengers  for this port where Messrs. C.  Lord and R. B.Bowde'n.  Mr. Lord is a well known employee of the B. C. Packers, and  has taken up his abode at the  cannery residence where he will  remain for the coming season.  Mr. Bowden is the newly appointed representative in the  north for the well known manufacturers and wholesalers, Messrs  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.,  of Vancouver.  Many of the Vancouver wholesale houses who have not yet established branches in Prince  Rupert, have found it to their  advantage to have a representative on the spot, so as to be in a  better position to look after the  ever increasing trade of both the  coast and the large inland territory that will be opened up by  the completion of the Grand  Trunk Pacific Railway. There  will be big trade along the line  from Prince Rupert to Prince  George, and until the Pacific  Great Eastern from Vancouver  is completed to connect with the  Grand Trunk Pacific, Prince Rupert must remain the supply  point for the northern section of  the Province.  Farmers' Institute, made his departure for Victoria on Saturday  last, in order to be on time for  the opening of the farmers' convention which will occupy three  days. In former years, owing to  an unsatisfactory steamer service, our farmers have had the  experience of sending delegates  only to have them arrive too late  for the convention. This year,  however, Bella Coola will have  its representative there on time  Among the  gers by the  steamer were,  schow, Messrs.  outgoing passen-  last   south-bound  Miss Ruth Nord-  S. Le C. Grant,  D. H. Hoage,  Col. Lindsell.  Chas. Tucker and  Miss   Nordschow   is  friends in Vancouver.  visiting-  Mr. S. Le C. Grant left for  Victoria as delegate to thp. Agricultural and Industrial Fair Association's e6nvention to be held  on the 31st inst. While away,  he will also attend the Conservative convention at Victoria on  the 23rd, and will also make a  short visit to Seattle.  Mr. D. H. Hoage, delegate  from Bella Coola to the Central  The New Year found Bella  Coola without snow, and only on  the 15th did we experience a fall  of some six inches.  This is not enough to satisfy  the needs of the community, and  snow sufficient for good sleighing  is eagerly awaited. The two local saw mills are greatly dependent on good snow roads for the  getting in of the logs for the  coming season's cut. Last year  the snow only stayed a short  time, consequently the supply of  logs at the mills was very small,  with the result that the local  supply of lumber was very limited.    Basket-Ball Game at Hagensborg  Bella Coola Triumphant.  The members of the Bella Coola Athletic Association provided  a very interesting evening's entertainment at the Colony Hall,  Hagensborg, on Friday last week.  The proceedings commenced with  a basket-ball match between Bella Coola and Hagensborg, the  former set again showing their  superiority by winning with a  handsome margin of points.  Hagensborg, however, showed  greatly improved form and with  a little more cohesion might easily have turned the tables on their  more experienced opponents.  Following the basket-ball game,  several clever exhibition of box-,  ing were given, the bout between  the heavyweights, Jim Hoage  and Ingvald Urseth, being especially interesting. Mr. P. J.  Kenyon, a veteran sportsman of  long experience, kindly referced  the exhibition.  Refreshments were served towards the close of the evening,  after which Mr. Kenyon, by  special request, obliged with one  of his popular humorous songs,  bringing a most enjoyable evening to a close.  The: Courier is in receipt'of a  great many letters, from different parts of the United States  and Canada, from people enquiring for land open for homestead-  ing. This goes ������������������ to show that  people are rapidly becoming interested in this part of the coast.  Any settler of. Bella Coola  Valley or the interior country  who has knowledge of available  land suitable for settlement, or  who has land for sale at reasonable price, would confer a favor  on these honieseekers by making  known the fact through the col-  ums of this paper.  The Athletic Association have  installed a system of powerful  gasoline lights in the Clayton  Hall, and are now pretty well  equipped both here and at the  Colony Hall at Hagensborg.  Some excellent sport can be  looked for during the next few  weeks.   Mr. J. W. Macfarlane has resigned from the vice-presidency  of the Development League,  Mr. Wm. Sutherland has been  elected to fill the position, while  Mr. Charles Tucker is elected to  fill Mr. Sutherland's place on  the Executive board.  Arrangements are being made  between the DevelopmentLeague  and the trustees of the Mackenzie School for the installation of  a system of gasoline lights in the  school.  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.  Qlliurrtj Noito ]  ��������� 9  Public Worship of God. a  Sunday School     -     2:30 p.m. *%  Church Service     -    7:30 p.m. J\  Preacher for Sunday���������Rev. y  W. H. Gibson. k  Reo. T. C. ColvodT, B. A., Pastor $  We are pleased to hear that  the local Indians have decided  that the piece of land on the reserve, lately held under lease by  Mr. B. F. Jacobsen and kindly  lent by him to the public as a  recreation ground, is to be reserved entirely for that purpose.  Had the Indians allowed this  piece of land to be utilized for  building purposes, Bella Coola  would have been put to sore  straits for a recreation ground.  Concert at Grand View Hotel  Miss Muriel Fonceca, late pupil  of the Royal Academy of Music,  London, made her first appearance before a Bella Coola audience on Tuesday evening at. the  Grand View Hotel.  The large dining hall was converted into a concert room for  the occasion, ,and was well filled  in anticipation of a high-class  entertainment. In this the large  audience was by no means disappointed.  Miss Fonceca is the possessor  of a rich contralto voice, her  clear enunciation and excellent  modulation being the results of  long and careful training. Her  various songs were exceedingly  well chosen and charmingly rendered, the audience showing  their appreciation by calling for  encores on several occasions.  Bella Bella Notes  Excellent progress is being:  made on the construction of tho  wharf at New Town, and it is  expected that same will be completed in the course of the nex.  'few weeks.  The matter of a water system  for the town is being seriously  considered. Messrs. Keen and  Millar, of Prince Rupert, have  made a thorough inspection of  the proposition and it is probable  that some definite action will be  taken in the near future.  Mr. Boyd who has been in hospital here for the past few months  left for Vancouver by the last  south-bound Venture.  An excellent choir has been  organized in connection with the  church under the direction of  Miss Neelands.  Miss Alice Starr and Edward  Gamble were united in the bonds  of holy matrimony by registrar  Pauline, at the residence of Dr.  Best.  The Bella Bella and Kitkatla  bands escorted the: bride and  groom to the doctor's residence  and furnished excellent music.  After the ceremony a banquet  was served at the fire-hall, where  the numei'ous guests were entertained for several hours.  Charles Anderson acted as  master of ceremonies and is to  be congratulated on the able  manner in which he handled the  entire proceedings.  Louis Starr and Timothy Hunt  gave an excellent representation  of two  Chinese clowns, which  elicited great applause.  The bride was one of the most  Miss W. Pecknold, elocutionist,  and Mr. A. Crichton, violin-cello.  Miss Pecknold  delighted  her  audience with her cleverly ren-  The Brothers Bainbridge paid j dered recitation, and was several  a visit to Bella Coola during the! times required to satisfy a voci  early part of the week.  They have taken up land on  Cunningham Island, some thirteen miles from Bella Bella, and  seem particularly pleased with  their holdings.  Engine trouble and heavy  weather kept them from getting  here before, and some anxiety  regarding their safety was being  felt by their friends.  Assisting Miss Fonceca were popular and progressive of the  ferous demand for more.  Mr. Crichton fully maintained  his reputation as a remarkably  clever instrumentalist, his several solos adding much to the evening's entertainment.  young Bella Bella ladies, and the  groom is chief of the Kitkatla  Indians, also honorary chief of  the Bella Bella and Tsimpsian  tribes.  NOTICE.  Ocean Falls  Mr. Mark Smaby has returned  from visiting the camps and reports all in perfect order. The  absence of rough weather has  greatly facilitated logging, and  there has been no difficulty in  holding booms.  Rev.   T.  C.   Colwell of Bella  BELLA COOLA 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  attend.  HUKEIv'l  The Annual Meeting of the Bella  Coola Telephone, Light & Power! Coola visited the people of the  Company, Ltd., will  take place at Falls during last week, accoin  are requested to  ' L. Harris. Sec.  Colony Hall, Hagensborg, on  Thursday, the 5th day of February,  at   1:30 p. m.  All shareholders in the above  company are requested to attend.  Dated at Bella Coola the 21st  day of January, 1914.  H. JACOBSEN. Sec.  panying Mr. Smaby on his round  of the camps, also visiting Kin s-  quit, after which he returned to  Bella Coola.  The various camps are all in  readiness for operations to be  started at short notice.  The health condition at the  Falls has been excellent.  to Advertise.   An ad. in the Courier never fails to bring results  a trial.  Give us  (������������������Tc.) Let us publish your Land Notices. ii  h  I  I  II.  \i<  11 r>  ���������IMS  1.  6������LLA C06LA COURi������R  Saturday, January 24,  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  dy for the present unsatisfactory  condition of the agricultural industry in the'Province.     Here  j it is in the Liberal land policy:  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1  Year $1.00  6 Months    0.75  3 Months    0.50  United States  1 Year $1.50  United Kingdom  1  Year $2.00  Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscribers not receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at once. Changes in address should be  sent in as soon as possible.  For Advertislvg  Rates,   Apply  at  Office.  To Correspondents���������No letters will be published  in tho Courier except over the writer's signature.  The Editor reserves the rifjht to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript lit writer's  risk. ,  Yancouver Office - - 317-323 Cambie St.  'i&tLui pnpuli mtprriucinit Iwe."  SATURDAY,, J AN. 24^1914.  WHAT HAS SIR RfCHARD  DONE FOR MR. JONES?"i  "It would be interesting if Mr.  Brewster would, rise to a level of  patriotism   sufficiently   high' to  enable him to tell; first, what he  -- would do if Provincial Premier,  to induce, say, Mr. Jones','-who  has a farm in Saanich, Metchosih  ��������� or the Fraser Valley, to make  more butter in-1913 than he did  in 1912.   If he can do this he  -, will deserve, to rank with 'the  much-commended individual who  has been able to make two blades  of grass grow where one grew  before."���������Victoria Colonist.  What about the Agricultural  Commission ;appointed'." by ' Sir  Richard McBride to solve this  ' very problem? . -   ,   ,r  Members of  the commission  havetravelledfar-andwide, even  to Europe a.nd the. Antipodes in  order to learn "how our farmers  can  be encouraged -to produce  more, profitably, than they have  produced up to now.    If' the commission can succeed in showing  the Victoria Colonist "what   it  wishes to know concerning Mr.  Jones of Saanich or some other  place, then it will rank:high in  the estimation of that-journal.  This alone should spur the com>  mission on to greater effort's.  FREE LANPS FOR SETTLERS  ���������NONE FOR SPECULATORS  I        We believe that agricultural  ' land should be disposed of only  on such conditions as will insure   its   continuous use and  occupation.  We will'utilize as far as practicable the resources of the  Province in developing and  making accessible the agricultural and other latent wealth  of the Province by good roads  or water communication where  . necessary.  f Free' homesteads to actual  settlers. Holders of pre-emptions to be given benefit of  this provision.  Advances to settlers on easy  terms to assist in clearing,  dyking, irrigating and other  permanent improvements.    .  ��������� Surveys of all accessible agricultural lands to be rapidly  completed and survey sheets  and all necessary information  to be-made easily available to  the public.  'Settlement en bloc to be encouraged- by the removal of  reserves'- which scatter population and greatly increase the  cost of , roads, schools and  other necessary facilities.  No public lands for the speculator.  ture and land settlement go hand  in hand. If we are to encourage  agriculture, then the wholesale  trafficking in the best agricultural lands in the Province must  be stopped.  Various boards of trade, progress clubs, and such public  bodies, have repeatedly urged  upon the government the necessity of .adopting a policy reserving the fertile areas of the province for the bona-fide settler  only.  The government excuses its  lack of a land policy by the statement that it has allowed only  two'per cent, of the land to pass  into the hands of the speculator.  It must not be forgotten, however, that this two per cent, is  the choicest agricultural land in  the Province, and, further, that  it was two per cent, of the whole  Province.  It is a well known fact that  the whole Province is not available for agriculture, and on close  examination it will be found that  this apparently innocent two per  cent, becomes in reality nearly  thirty-threeper cent, of the available agricultural land.  once rich and had we been separ-.  ate from the South, a province  apart, we would be rich today.  As it is, we have very little left  to us of our once vast natural  resources.  o     o     o     o     o  The land settlement committee  of the Vancouver Board of Trade  has become particularly active of  late. Their tardy action reminds  one of the man who closed the  stable door after tha horse had  gone. Had they taken the same  stand some six years ago, the  conditions in Vancouver and Victoria might have beeen very different today.  The members of the Board of  Trade like every other Thomas,  Richard and Henry, were in the  real estate game to' the practical' exclusion of everything else.  Had the English money lenders  continued to come through with  the coin for the purchase of  corner lots, there would probably have been no land settlement  committee.at present.  Popular  and   Useful  Gifts  A Birks* Watch, Chain or Fob  WATCHFS' for Men -and .Boys, in a great variety of  nnivuiuj styles, but all warranted to be reliable  timekeepers. Wo have many fine grades in men's Thin  Models, as Well as in Models especially intended for  Doctors, Merchants, Ranchers and Lumbermen.  WATCHES for'Ladies' in the newest popular case de-   ^ tMuiJ sighs.,    Our Catalogue shows a very fine  line of Bracelet Watches.    The'bracelet watch is now the  most fashionable with ladies of all lands.  IN FOBS AND CHAINS z\d[JSJiif^'!A ������������������������������  ���������   menaarjle styles in vogue  and our Catalogue illustrates a/very representative  play of our stock.    See pages 21, 22, 26, 40 and 41.  dis-  Write for our Catalogue which contains everything  worth while in the .jewelry line.-  HENRY BIRKS & SONS, LTD.  JEWELLERS AND SILVERSMITHS  GEORGE E. TROREY "|T n  V,  Managing Director V ailCOUVer,   B. C.  The figures* submitted by the  -Hon.fpVicfr Ellisonearly-last year,  ��������� show - a diminishing' production  ' of food products, while imports  ' of similar products have rapidly  "increased.  The Hon. Wm. Ross declares  that the provincial government  has placed 50,000 settlers on the  land in' the past four years.  Where, are fth'ose settlers- and  What ..have they ' been doing?  Certainly not making any attempt to farm, or how can the  production of food stuffs be so  rapidly -decreasing?  The.government has admitted  that there is something radically  wrong and has a 'commission at  work. The Victoria Colonist  knows' that, something is wrong  but does not believe "that the  commission will be of any avail,  and so seeks information from  the Liberal leader.  Is the Victoria Colonist ignorant of the fact that the Liberal  party has a land policy, which it  might be said, comprises the  most important plank in the  party's platform.  The Colonist is seeking a reme-  If our production  of natural  products is less now than heretofore, it must be because conditions have become so unsatisfactory that farmers areabandoning their calling and disposing of  their farms, or simply living on  them   arid, doing nothing  else.  The farmers   themselves- have  riot been.slow.in showing how  present conditions could be remedied; but they, are not supposed  to knowand consequently a commission w'as'appoiritedj although  we are keeping up a well-paid  department whose duty is supposed to be to promote the agricultural industry of the Province'.  " The whole cause of the conditions  that the commission is  enquiring into, is, that the Mc-  Bride   government   has , never  showed the slightest inclination  to  encourage  land   settlement.  Instead, it has been their policy  to 'give the speculator a chance.'  The encouragement of agrjcul-  The bulk of the, land sold to  speculators lies in the Northern  portion of the Province.  Our1 timber- has' been s.old off,  our agricultural lands have been  sold off, and now they are after  our coal and oil lands. The money  obtained from the sale of these  resources has gone to build roads,  bridges, to assist the construction of railroads, the first effect  of which will be to open up the  -very parts of the country where  the speculators have their holdings, and so raise the price of  the1'agricultural-lands. This is  what the present administration  has done and is doing for Northern British Columbia. - ; "  . British Columbia is a vast territory of distinctly varying conditions. It is exceeding difficult  to travel owing to lack of transport facilities. That it is naturally exceedingly difficult to  govern must be admitted, as  must also the failure of the present government to cope with the  task.  Northern British Columbia has  been, exploited and has received  no adequate return.     We were  We fully remember how we  were treated by the Vancouver  Board of Trade when we asked  their assistance in procuring an  improved mail service. Nor have  we forgotten' how, during the  prosperous times, the wholesalers  of Van couver and Victoria treated  the country merchant.  " It was said, that it was easier  to approach a British cabinet  minister than a Vancouver or  Victoria business man. Now,  however, things are different.  There is little doubt as to how  the country merchant now visiting the cities would be received  by the wholesalers, especially if  it was thought that the "country  jay" had a few'dollars in his  pocket.  o.    o     o    o     o  We are told that last year  only seven per cent, of the  people who came to British Columbia settled on the land. As  to how many of that seven per  cent stayed on the land we have  no definite information. We  know of numbers who preempted  land, but when confronted with  years of waiting for even pack-  trails, and years of loneliness  owing to all the surrounding  land being held by speculators,  packed up their traps and departed.    This is the real condi-  The Bank of British North America  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  I  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  tion as regards land settlement  in Northern British Columbia.  Along the line of the Grand  Trunk Pacific, a few of the earliest settlers beat the speculators  to it, and are consequently prospering, having an excellent market close at hand in the various  construction camps.  The Courier deeply regrets  having to report the death of  Rev. ��������� Dr. Crosby, the pioneer  Methodist missionary of the  Northern Coastof British Columbia, where for over forty years  he labored among the Indians."  Many missions were opened  by Dr. Crosby at different points  along  the  coast; among which  may be mentioned Port Simpson,  Prince Rupert, Naas River, Bel-1 the veteran servant of God  la Coola, and Skidegate. At ll c  latter place, as recorded in lit  log of the "GladfTidings," tr, ,  first mission boat of the Methodist Church, Dr. Crosby onu-  preached for five hours.  In those days the appropriation for the mission work was t-o  small that it was necessary for  the crew of the mission boat to  augment their allowance by towing logs part of the time.  Dr. Crosby's work along tho  coast has been memorized by  naming the present mission  steamer of the church the SS.  ' 'Thomas Crosby." But a moi c  lasting monument will be the  improved conditions among the  Indians, resultant on the good  work commenced so long ago by  .  ���������}  Braid's  'v^E������S*fS  Did You Get Yours  This Morning  ?  BRAID'S BEST COFFEE II  1  ry  Kemp's INVALID PORT  A SUPERIOR  MEDICATED   WINE  Unsurpassed as a  TONIC,  STIMULANT   AND   INVIGORATOR  Ji      HP J. f j. J     Wholesale  Distributer!  ��������� A. lepoorten Ltd.,Vancouver, r.c  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  Boscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S. S.'VENTURE'Leaves Vicloria every Wednesfl,ay-  ������������������-���������-* ���������Leaves Vancouver every Thursday at II p.m.  LEAVES BELLA COOLA SUNDAY MORNING.  S. S. "Capilano" or S. S. "Coquitlam" also call with  Gasoline and Explosives by special arrangement.  For ratos of Frijitfhts, Fares and other in formation, apply to  Head Officio, Caiuiau. St., Vanoouvkr; or John Baknhlkv,  1003 Govmknmknt St., Victoria. i:k?M$aturday, January 24,   1914  BELLA   COOLA  COURIER  5  What Is the Tax For?  VVrfCanadian Flour  Cheaper In  "'f,'<ir'    London Than Winnipeg.  It is an undoubted fact that  Canadian flour can be bought in  England for from fifty to ninety-  two cents a barrel cheaper than  it can bebought in the Dominion  where the wheat is grown and  milled. ; In face of this fact the  ., "{Canadian millers are putting up  viSErnest pleas that taking the duty  'Mfoff flour would ruin their���������lndus-  4f^iries.    The position seems, how-  It  t.  HI  U'  i a  to  oi  to  IV  10  ���������>}'  311  s  It  u  H'  )(1  ever, to be that the Canadian  consumer must have the cost of  his flour enhanced by the protective duty of 60 cents a barrel to  keep out American competition  in order that the British consu-  W mer may be able to get Canadian  flour cheaper than the Canadian  himself. That may be very nice  for the  British   consumer,   but  & where does the Canadian come  ?    Such  an  anomally caused  'J! even  so strong a protectionist  f".iu .   . .  %<i journal as Sir Mackenzie Bowell's  vfl Belleville Intelligencer to remark  ;;Sthat "There js a nigger in the  - Sfi&woodpile somewhere."   Possibly  tSSS-if this duty were taken off the  Iff??,nigger ��������� would vacate the wood-.  -'-'pile and   Canadians  would,get  ' ;f,Ji\ their flour at a cheaper rate.  ***;X f The Canadian milling concerns  * f at their annual meetings during  ' *4'the last few months all reported  , If the greatest prosperity since the  <4"*record breaking season of 1908-9.  ,* ^tf.lt might not be out of the..'way.  ^,V?| for them to share some of this  >fip ^prosperity   with the  flour con-  " suming Canadians, who are not  *:&  /'doing so well just now.  v"; -      -.'.'���������  *      *   v- o     o     o     o     o  "���������'" A Changed Man  tA$jt Premier Borden  No  Longer  " }������,{ Objects  to   "Degrading De-  "4\? tails and Broken Pledges.1"  1' '<���������,   In  laying down   his   Halifax  ' platform on August 21,1907, Mr.  Borden said:  v   "Shall our advent to  power  y'mean no more than a mere party  s '^ triumph?.  Are the experiences  of the past ten years to be repeated in all their degrading details of broken pledges, opportunist policy, stolen elections, indecent public appointments, and  robbing of public assets? Those  who know me best, know how  little I have desired a public  career; and if I thought such an  outcome possible I would turn  with unspeakable aversion from  the task before me."  Yet this same Mr. Borden when  Premier, neglected every pledge  he made in that Halifax platform.  He has countenanced the opportunist policy which dictated the  secret alliance of the  Imperial  Tories and the Quebec Nationalists;  he  has  approved of such  stolen   elections   as  Macdonald,  Chateauguay and Hochelaga; he  has approved the scramble to dismiss every possible Liberal from  the  Civil Service and fill them  with Conservatives; he aproved  such  "indecent public .appointments" as that of, the Hon. A.  B. Moririe to the Chairmanship  of the Public Enquiry Commission, which was so bad that on  the publication of Mr. Morine's;  record he was compelled to resign.     As   to   "robbery of  the  public assets" Mr. Borden  has  defended the Prince Albert land  deal,  which  robbed the  public  domain of $350,000, the Dorval  military  site   deal, which  took  nearly $100,000 out of the public,  the Gimli land sale which gave  to a party friend land worth $15-  000 for $750, and a host of similar transactions. Premier Borden  has yet to show any "unspeakable aversion" for the task before "him, even* with such allies  as   Hon. Robert  Rogers,   Hon.  Dr.-Reid and Hon. L. P. Pelletier.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING RIGHTS of the: Dominion, in  *���������*' Manitoka, Saskatchewan and Aliikkta,  th������ Yukon Tkrbitory, the Nokth-westTekki-  TOIUUR and in a portion of the Province of  liKiTisil Columbia, rimy he tanned for u term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2.000 acres will be leased  tp one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicuntjin person to the Axitnt or Sub-Anent  * of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be de-'  scribed by sections, or lexal 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 centB 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 operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but tho leasee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  ��������� at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application 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.  OH  ���������< M  ��������� ������J  To Land Seekers, Campers,  Prospectors, Etc-  Why Pack Your Outfits  Further Than Necessary?  a  WE CARRY COMPLETE LINES OF THE FOLLOWING AT BELLA COOLA PRICES:  GROCERIES TENTS DRY GOODS HARDWARE  CAMPERS' SUPPLIES PACKERS'  REQUISITES  HAY  AND  GRAIN  I  6  i  j Bella Coola Mercantile Co., Hagensborg jj������  12 Miles from Bella  ola and on Direct  Route to the Interior  0H  <>���������*  O-*  O-i  -04  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.f Vancouver, B.C.  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. FIL1 .IP JACOBSEN, Bella Coola, B. C.  BUSINESS CARDS  Geoffrey K. Burnett' D. J. McGugan  C.E.. 8.C.L.S., B.A.S.C., B.C.L.S.,  ASS. M. CAN. SOC. C.E.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  (Late Hill & Burnett)  CIVIL ENGINEERS and  B.C. LAND  SURVEYORS  Grand View Hotel, Bella Coola, B.C.  City address���������New Westminster, B.C.  P. O. Box 886. Telephone 232.  A Reckless Proceeding.  In order tpgetmovingpictures,  a photographer descended to the  floor of Vesuvius. The act could  not have been more reckless had  it been performed as the result  of a "dare."  .���������*���������  MR. SETTLER  Why not take up  land m a district  with a future?  j. a. lehoy PhoneSey. 9387 -J- nation  BUS  MEETS ALlTbOATS AND TRAINS  Hotel Winters  COR. ABBOTT AND WATER STREETS  VANCOUVER, B. C.  EUROPEAN    PLAN    HOT AND COLO WATER  SI.OO TO $2.50      STEAM   HEATED  ,\f  ROOMS WITH BATH  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. 24  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���������RANGE   MI.  Pake Notice that William Wright  Copeland of Chezacut, B.C., occupation  stock raiser, intends to apply for permission to purchase the tollowing 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, l'.ll'.t. Nov. ffi)--Jnn. 21.  The Speech From the Throne.  "The high standard of British  Columbia's credit, I am pleased  to observe, still continues."  The high standard of credit is  hardly nq.ticeable in the fact that  the banks having closed clown on  the government, it was found  necessary to issue short term  treasury notes for $1,500,000,  repayment of which is guaranteed by the revenue of the Province.  o     o     e     o     o  "The liberal appropriations  made by you at the last session  for  public works have  aided in opening up the central  and northern parts of British  Columbia."  In fact the larger portion of  the "liberal appropriations" was  never spent. Work was closed  down in Cariboo when only forty  per cent, of the "liberal appropriation" was spent, and public  works throughout the whole  Province were curtailed owing  to lack of monev.  :^  MRS. J. CLAYTON &1  stablished  864  Dry Goods  Boots and Shoes  Groceries and General Merchandise  Hardware H] Surveyors', Loggers'  and Packtrain Supplies a Speciality  v  FURS Bought and Sold   BELLA  COOLA, B. C.  J  KM  ���������<    >���������<  ���������<    >���������<  ���������<    >���������<  ���������<    H  ���������<    H  X    >���������<  II  ii  it  c    a  M  II  Highland Liquor Co  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous    >       r.  Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland. ..   v  < v ������n0B������-O-4S3SB-<'  <). C 3������-0-e!EaSH!  L  T  ��������� D  o  WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO  WE   SHIP   PROMPTLY  |   758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.  c-  Raw Furs  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.  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  WRITE US ABOUT BELLA COOLA LANDS.  Farm  Lands Company  Bella Coola, B.C.  mm  MB  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   Or   COAST���������BAKOE   III.  Take Notice that Samuel Copeland,  of Okanagen Center, occupation fruit  raiser, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the followingdescribed 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 11, 1913. W. W. COPKLAND.  Nov. 20--,lan. 21. Atront.  "On the whole, the progress  of this important industry (agriculture) throughout the Province  has been most substantial."  Again this substantial progress  is hard to discern from a perusal  of the latest government reports,  which show that while there has  been a steady decrease in the  home production of farm products, the imports have increased  by leaps and bounds.  In fact the policv of the gov-  ernment has caused such retro-! sP'������rit the nation lives  EXPERT  TAXIDERMIST  A. Mittler  728 Helmcken Street  VANCOUVER, B.C.  How the Nation Lives.  Canada might come to greatness as a nation with less area  than a half continent, less wealth  than that of our mines and riv  |ersand fields and factories, but'  | without   moral   character   and j  j spiritual  life this nation would!  ! be doomed in the making,  and  j its very wealth would hasten its  'decay.     By   the  things  of  the  Toronto  Watches and Clocks  Repaired  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  CHARLES TAYLOR  BELLA COOLA,  B.C  J  "Get me a cop," panted the  stranger. "Somebody stole my  coat." "Sh!" cautioned the  New Yorker, glancing fearfully  about. Do you want to lose your  shirt?"  gression in this important industry that it was found necessary  to appoint a Royal Commission  to tramp the earth over in search  of remedies.  "Aren't you going to say your  prayers, Willie? "  "No, I'm not. I am tired of  praying for this family without  getting any results.    Life.  The worst thing you can do for  some men is praise them.  Globe.  There is a sex war on in Dodge  City,   Kansas, since New Year.  The   marriageable  girls  of  the  town   have pledged   themselves)  not to associate with young men j  who   swear,   smoke,    drink   or,  gamble.    By way of reprisal the  boys   have   taken   a   vow   that,  "girls who wear rats, drug store  complexions, slit or hobble skirts  will not be considered acceptable  company."  Og"nityfor TRAPPERS  We pay HIGHEST MARKET  PRICES for all Raw Fur Skins,  because we use them for maiai-  facturing. Sell finished article  direct to public.  You  get  middleman's profit.  Write for Special Price List and Tags.  FURS  C. H. ROGERS  Direct Exporter and  Manufacturer  Walkerton, c-m.  I    Blessed is the man who dorsn't  "give offense.    Also unusual. BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, January 14,   l9l4fM  bwm������xmi saaaCTSgaaBBBia^Jwiiiifarf'iwniH  "��������������� IbSS  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  G  m  HOE  5   C  HOE  1  Men's, Ladies' and  Children's. Shoes  y  &  <������E  IOE  D   C  HOE  1^  e'nes,  ware  HOE  3   C  HOE  =]&  ^3  Men's Suits, Shirts  and Underwear  301  }   C  HOE  Pack and Riding Saddles  TENTS  '���������"���������  ��������� -���������-  Camp, Heating and Cook Stoves  WE  CARRY  A  LARGE  ST&CK  OF FANCY  AND  STAPLE  GROCERIES AT LOWEST   PRICES  Settlers, Prospectors and Campers  Supplies  B.  BRYNILDSEN  8c  CO.  BELLA  COOLA, a c.  X-  Gold Seal Liquor Co., Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C:,  Are the leading Wine and Liquor dealers of the Pacific Coaft:  ^^���������BaHHmnKBnMBRHlMHHMMHM^Mnwi^nMHMB^MI^B^^HHnniMi  They  Specialize  with  Quality and  'Price for  Family use.  Write for illustrated Catalogue of Wines, Liquors, Beers,  Ale and Stout.  -L.  z^y  A WESTERN CORRECTION.  THE  Manufacturers of all  kinds of  S/OtfTlT'TP tunas or  LUli   RIGH-GRADE BISCUITS  ��������� ���������-  ::    AND CANDIES    ::  & CANDY CO. Ltd.  MOONEY'S SODAS and  PILOT BREAD  One.of the staunchest journalistic supporters of the Borden  government is the Ottawa Journal.    Following the visit of the  farmers' delegation to Ottawa it  said:    "As a rule  the western  farmers are properousj'far more  prosperous than ninety per cent,  of the eastern population.    This  year they have the biggest harvest on record in Canada and the  markets  of  the United  States  have been thrown open to them.  It seenis the farmer of our west  has the least to kick about of  an ybod y; b'ut som e of th em s ti 11  kick."   The Journal simply does  not know what it is talking about.  How can a Southern Alberta far-  mer Jbe prosperous with wheat as  low as sixty cents at the time  he most wants to sell.    As for  the American market, surely the  Journal knows  there is  still a  ban against our wheat and it can  only be removed by the action of  the Borden government.7���������Leth-  bridge Herald.  IIIIMI������M|lll.������WCTI������H������il^.������M������MI.CT������.IHWl^r^>|^^mlTCTffW  fSnn^Qb|  'S, BOYS'  Our Loggers', Miners',  Prospectors' and Boys'  Shoes are THE BEST  THAT MONEY  CAN  10 in. Hand Made Logger  "BEST FOR THE WEST"  BUY  THE FIRST CITY.-'  New York today claims to have  surpassed London in population  by nearly a million, but the figures given by the statistician to  the Board of Health are fallacious.     He  takes the area   of  Greater New York,  which embraces practically the entire community ; of [.that city, and estimates the   population ^at   close  upon five and a half millions, and  he compares it with the number  of inhabitants in the administrative County of London, which is  returned  at slightly over four;  and a half millions.    But London  has spread far beyond this boundary in every direction.    Its limits  are now more accurately defined  by the metropolitan police district, which  embraces a radius  of fifteen  miles  from  Charing  Cross.    In this area there is a  homogeneous   population   numbering 7,253,000, and it is with  this figure that comparison must  be made.    New York is no doubt j  gro w i n g rap i d 1 y, a n d Am e ri ca n s  may one day be able  to boast  that they possess the first city  in the world'.  ��������� But t the time is  not yet.  "Is she really musical?", "A  genuine artist. You should hear  ^her refrain from singing."  8        HUGHES BROS.  BIG  LIQUOR STORE  Wines, Liquers and Cigars  N   WE    SHIP    EVERYWHERE ^  Send for free price list with shipping  instruction! M^  105 Hastings Street EastrVancouver, B.C. X  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  IF YOU GET IT AT  PLIM LEY'S  IT'S ALL  RIGHT  BIGFALL  IN  CYCLE  PRICES  COPYniiCMT"  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.  Tlw PWmlrvl���������.Yates Street  "���������:    *mmJinrmmk b. C.  SUBSCRIPTON  RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  J  L 811  16 in. Oil Tan Prospector  KIE CO. LTD.  .. Largest Shoe .������  Manufacturers on  the Pacific  Coast  Vancouver, B. C.  CANADA.  One Year $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Thf.ee Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year.'.  $1.50  United Kwodom and the Continent.  One Year : .....$2.00  wwwwwrH1 nrjmrm  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.     .  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name.  P. O.  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