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 ���������>  H  '���������* t~  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 Otservatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 37.   Minimum, 29.  Highest Max. (3rd) 48.   Lowest Min. (30th) 13  Rainfall, 2.98 inches.     Snow, 21 inches.  Rainfall for the year (1915) 34.33 inches.  jVJX. 4���������NO. 14  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 22,  1916.  $1.00 a Year  Russians Annihilate  , *sm  ���������v*^B$l\  ������'������������  Turkish Regiments  ;"���������Petrograd, Jan. 18.��������� Official  communication. "Contrary to  tte;enemy's assertion, the Russian offensive is developing favorably in Persia and the Caucasus.  The.;Russians captured strong  Tufkish positions with relatively  BiigKt losses, taking from the  enemy 12 guns, huge quantities  of Munitions and numerous pris-  ���������bners.     Some of  the   Turkish  -regiments were annihilated."  ��������� !>m.-r:       . _^  Zeppelins Destroyed  , Amsterdam, Jan. 18.���������A Maes-  . tricht newspaper   reports   that  Itfffgun fire of the French has  ''destroyed two Zeppelins north of  -.Rfieims.    The aircraft are said  "tbSiave fallen within the German  f-'������������������.%���������- '  lines.  .Austrian Aeroplanes  Drop Bombs on Ancona  ^Rome, Jan. 18.���������Italians have  destroyed part of Port Raibl,  Trentino. There is no change on  :4\(e Carso plateau. Vigorous  ^fighting on "the Heights of Osla-  vil is being carried on. Four  Austrian aeroplanes drop bombs  on- the city of Ancona, with the  result of one person killed, but  o^her damage slight.  ;f Germans Fall Back  v 'Kiev, Russia, Jan. 18.���������Lutsk,  the important fortress of Von-  hynia, one of the triangle of  fortifications there is being evacuated by the. Germans, according  to information obtained from  prisoners that have recently arrived here from the southwestern  front.  \t7b Investigate Atrocities  'Milan, Jan. 18.���������As a result of  Cardinal Mercier's, primate of  Belgium, visit to Rome the Pope  has decided to investigate the  Belgian atrocities independently.  Prisoners Escape  St. John, N. B., Jan. 18.���������12  German prisoners escaped from  the detention camp at Amherst,  N. S., today.  Flashes of News  Brandon, Jan. 18.���������Two bodies  . w^ere recovered  and   two  more  are buried in   the ice covered  ruins of   the   Syndicate  Block.  Fjire loss is estimated at $300,000.  \pM Paso, Texas, Jan. 18.���������Col.  Valle3, .a bandit chie^f.has been  captured and was executed today  by a firing squad at Juarez.  ���������= Mukden, China, Jan. 18.���������The  Manchu dynasty has been proclaimed in eastern Mongolia.  ��������� Bakersfield,   Cal.,   Jan.   18.���������  A tornado swept the Midway oil j  district, blowing down 400 der-'  ���������ricks''and  causing two hundred  and fifty thousand dollars damage  Fleet Searching for  Submarine Bases  London, Jan. 18.���������An Anglo-  French fleet is searching inlets  among- the Greek islands with  the object of discovering the  bases of the Austro-German submarines.  The Turks remove 400 guns  from the Gallipoli peninsula to  Zanthia, eastward of the allied  lines atSaloniki.  Onehundred and twenty thousand Teutons are now massed at  Gievgeli.  Hundreds of Bulgarians killed  and a large number wounded at  the bombardment of Petrisi by  a squadron of twenty-five aeroplanes.  General Sarrail, commander of  the French army at Saloniki, is  given supreme command of the  allied forces.  French and British troops have  landed at Corinth, Greece, forty-  eight miles from Athens.  Ministers of the Central Powers stationed at Athens have  been ordered to destroy the archives of their -legations to prevent them from falling into the  hands of the Entente Powers.  S. S. ��������� Venture arrived 1 a;s t  Friday evening on the southbound trip nearly on schedule  time. What with the cold weather  and an unusually strong wind  the passengers reported the trip  to be one of the roughest experienced in the inside passage.  The arrivals were: Sergeant  Lauretson, recruiting officer, and  R. 0. Jennings, road-superintendent.  R. O. Jennings intends to prolong his stay with us for two  weeks as there are several matters in regard to public 'works  needed for the coming season  which he will investigate and  take under consideration. . The  community feels confident that  Mr. Jennings will give its affairs  the careful attention and sympathetic consideration which they  deserve.  Among the late arrivals must  not be forgotten a big bouncing  boy the stork brought to Mr. and  Mrs. Gunnar Saugstad at the  hospital on,Sunday. Mother and  child are fine and Gunnar is now  wearing his broadest smile.  light. The sleighing is not as  good in places as might be desired. In the more exposed  stretches of the road the wind  has swept the snow off, but big  loads are being hauled over the  roads however. ,  . The owners of the sawmills in  our neighborhood and many of  the farmers are availing themselves of the fine weather and  are busily engaged in logging  operations.  Never in the history of Bella!  Coola has the ice been in such  fine conditions for skating.    And  it is not only the young people  only other persons seated on the  platform.  The meeting opened by Rev.  W. H. Gibson leading the audience in prayer for the success of  the righteous cause of the Allies.  Mrs. Sf Le C. Grant gave an  instrumental solo, followed by a  song by Miss Addie Gibson.  It may be noted here that while  every performer received loud  and long applause, as the program was proceeded with the  enthusiasm grew steadily stronger so that by the time it was  over the cheers of the people  nearly raised the roof of the  building.  fallowing Miss Gibson's solo,  a tiger were given for the re .  cruits.  The program being over the  ladies brought in coffee, cakes  and sandwiches, and the supply  was so bounteous that everybody had all they wished and  then some.  The audience dispersed about  10 o'clock expressing entire satisfaction with the meeting.  Greece Still Neutral  London, Jan. 19.���������It is stated  at.the foreign office that no news  has been received confirming the  s-atements from German sources  of new developments in Greece  and that the reports are untrue.  German Spy Escapes  New York, Jan. 18.���������Ignatius  T. Lincoln, a former member of  the British parliament, a confessed German spy held here  pending outcome of extradition  proceedings of England, escaped  from custody last Saturday.  The American Federation of  Labor has decided in favor of the  president's policy of preparedness.  Civic Elections at Vancouver and P. Rupert  Vancouver, Jan. 18.���������As a result of the elections the following  are thecivic officers for this year:  Mayor, Malcom McBeath, 334  majority. Aldermen: Ward 1,  ThomasH. Kirk; Ward 2, Walter  Hamilton; Ward 3. W. C. Marshall; Ward 4, Dr. Mcintosh;  Ward 5, Charles F. Mahon; Ward  6,'R. H. Gale; Ward 7, Frank  Woodside; Ward 8, F. Rogers.  Sejioolbpard: Dr. W. H. Lang,  Fred Welsh, J. R. Seymour, H.  C. McKim, Mrs. Irene Moody, A.  M. Harper, A. C. Stewart.  License commissioners: Thomas  Duke and Walter Leek.  Park Board: Jonathan Rogers,  M. S. Logan, G. W. Hutchings,  W. R. Owen and A. E. Lees.  At Prince Rupert, McCaffrey  was elected mayor.  In our last issue we inadvertently made the mistake of stating that Ed. Grant was with the  102nd Battalion at Comox. It  should .be Sam Grant. Ed is at  Victoria and it is said he will depart for France next month as  he has joined the Ammunition  Corps.  Mrs. E. C. Clayton is paying  her friends at Namu a visit.  who indulge in the greatest of  pastimes, but also the older ven-! the chairman made a'short  ture forth and in the enjoyment'speech in-which he tried to enu-  df the sport forget advancing1 merate the great principles in-  years and feel their youths re-; vdved in  the strugg]e and that  newed.    The night does not of-1 , ���������  ���������/.    '     ���������    i   ,    , ,u as an outcome a new era of en  ter any obstacles as the moonlight has fascinations  superior! during peace would dawn upon  to those of the sunshine. the earth.   :  He .was-followed by Miss Ruth  A Great Meeting. Nordschow singing a solo, then  .Without any special effort hav- Dr- W" J' Quinlan gave a short  ing been made it is said by those !sPeech from a ^itary point of  ! view.    He is well qualified to dn  so as he has held the position oJ  major in the artillery and is now,  Miss Marjorie Clayton was on  the sick list last week, but we  are glad to state that she has  fully recovered.  Bella Coola is at present enjoying ideal winter weather. The!  wind has stopped, the air is crisp  and cold, the sky is clear, the  sunshine bright by day and the  nights are beautiful in the moon-  Mount Lovcen It Is  Claimed Was Given Up  Rome, Jan. 18, via London,  Jan. 19.���������The charge that Montenegrins agreed with Austria  even before the outbreak of war,  to cede Mount Lovcen and that  the defense of the mountain was  only sufficient to lull the suspicions of the Entente Allies, is  made by the correspondent of  the Idea Nazionalle. Italy recently sent an enormous quantity of provisions to revictual the  Montenegrin and Serbian armies,  but the provisions were left rotting on the quays at Sagrovanni  di : Me^laa,, -Albania, although  there were plenty of means for  transport to the interior.  Socialists Create Disorder  who have kept account of the \  number of men who have gone  to join the colors from Bella  Coola are 28. As this community number less than 300 people,  men, women and children, the  showing compares favorably with  other sections of the country.  But the recent call for more men  to go forth to fight the battles  of the Empire makes it necessary  to make further sacrifices.  With the object of making a  further appeal to the men of  military age in the place, recruiting-sergeant Lauretson of Prince  Rupert, came here Friday, last  week. How many men he has  | been able to secure before his  departure we cannot at the time  of writing this tell. What we  can tell is how many added their  names to the rolls at a recruiting  meeting held at the Colony Hall,  Hagensborg, on Tuesday evening this week. In spite of. the  short notice of the meeting it  proved to be the greatest gathering of people that ever met in  that hall. People from the town-  site in nearly every available  sleigh, hitched to two and four  horse teams, struck out early in  the afternoon for the place of  meeting in order to be on hand  in good time, and it may be noted  that their passage through the  settlement was made known to  the residents along the road by  noises other than of sleigh bells.  Nearly all the other parts of the  valley were represented by nearly every person that could get  there, so that by the appointed  time of the meeting at 7:30 the  seating capacity of the hall was  taxed to its utmost.  It became the task of C. Cari-  although on the shady side oi  life, trying his best to enter the  service in a position befitting his  training.  ���������   Tollef P. Saugstad gave a selection  on  his violin,  and Miss  Hallowes brought down the house  with a humorous recitation. Miss  Addie Gibson rendered anothei  solo,   and  then  S.  Le C. Granf  gave his great recitation  "The  Flag," at the ending of  which  the audience rose and gave three  cheers  for that  far-flung  flag,  the emblem of liberty and justice  wherever it w7aves.    Miss Marjorie  Clayton  followed   with a  solo, when the floor was  given  to  the  recruiting   officer   who  made a short speech, at the end  of which six men came forward  amid the applause of the crowd  and signed the roll.    They were:  Harry Gustafson, Charles Wood,  Ingvald Urseth, Charles Taylor,  Fred Anderson and William Gordon.    While the men were being  enrolled   the   chairman   read a  letter from H. G. Anderson expressing regret of his inability  to be present but also his decision to enlist with the other men.  Miss   Nordschow   was   called  upon and gave another solo, and  then the audience rose and sang  "God Save the King."   Immediately following three cheers and  Rumors are rife and seem to  be reliable that by-elections will  be held in the middle of February, followed by the assembling  of the legislature and that the  general election will take place,  about April 1.  Amsterdam, Jan. 18.���������Disorderly scenes in the Prussian Diet son, as chairman, to hold the en-  was caused by the Socialists de- thusiasm of the audience in  manding the independence of check. The recruiting officer  Belgium. land  Ingvald   Urseth   were   the  NOTICE.  A Concert  in aid of the Red Cross Society  will be held in the Colony Hall,  Hagensborg, Saturday, 22nd of  January, at 7 :30 p. m.  Admission: Adults 50c; Children 25c.  A good musical program has  been prepared.  The Bella Coola Temperance  Society held its annual meeting  at the Hagensborg Church on  Sunday afternoon, January 16. -.  The meeting was presided over  by the president of the society,.  Mr. O. C. Olsen.  It opened with prayer, led by  Mr. H, O. Hanson. A committee to make proposals how the  forces in favor of prohibition  may be organized for effective  work reported:  It was decided that a public  meeting be called as soon as possible at the Lower Bella Coola  schoolhouse, where steps should  be taken to co-operate with the  provincial organization known  as The People's Prohibition  Movement. A committee was  appointed to make the necessary  arrangements.  Another committee reported  that badges had been ordered  for the use of the members.  The report of the officers were  then received. The president  reported that six meetings had  been held during the year, that  the attendance had been very  good and that there were now  73 members of good standing. ;  The treasurer's report showed  the finances to be in a healthy  state. With no debts and very  little in the treasury.  As a result of Hjalmar Schul-  stad's canvas of the audience for  new members, four joined the  society.  The following were elected Officers: O. C. Olsen, president;  John Widsten, vice-president;  H. Schulstad, secretary; G. B.  Olsen, treasurer.  Sven Svendson and Clara Widsten were appointed a committee  on program.  The meeting had by this time  transacted all the business that  had been presented and gave itself over to the enjoyment of  the program, which, however,  had to be abbreviated because of  its length. The program as rendered were a song by the Misses  Widsten accompanied by Miss  Fredland, and speeches and readings by John A. Sylvester and  P. Lauritson. The audience dispersed after joining in a song.-  (tttanrrh Nutto  Sunday School  Church Service  -    10:45 a. m.  -   7:30 p.m.  I  Mr. C. Carlson will conduct  the service.  All Are Welcome.  9  ><JNL><JMi 2  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, January 22, /o,/  ;'  l  Hi  i   V  t>  1  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1  Year     $1.00  C Month*    0.75  3 Month*    0.50  United States  1  Year..... $1.50  1 Yea  {United Kingdom  .$1.00  .Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscribers not receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at once. Changes in address should be  sent in as soon as possible.  this month or last year? Was  not the explanation of Sir Richard's protracted presence in London last summer that he was detained looking after those identical war orders? Did he fail to  do so, and if he was in London  for that purpose, why blame  Mr.'Turner?"  Charged With Fraud and  Deceit.  02 L LETT'S   LYE  For Advertising Rates,  Apply at  '���������      Office.  To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable an-  onymoua communications will be published, the  name and ad_di'e33 of every writer of hucIi letters  must be Riven to the editor.  The Editor reserves the rijrht to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  risk.  fancoaver Office - - 317-323 Cambie St.  'ipalua papuli siiprwna rst lex"  SATURDAY,  JAN. 22, 1916.  A Chanjed Front.  About the time when the great  change took place in the government and Sir Eichard was ap-  ppinted'agent-general in London,  the members of the government  and' the press were very loud,  yes, rather suspiciously loud, in  their praises of  '^the splendid"  services" rendered  the country  by ihe retiring   agent-general,  Hon. J. H. Turner.  But'it seemed that these effusions did~not impress Mr. Turner  sufficiently to restrain his indignation of the manner in which  he had been gotten out of the  way!   He used some plain language and.said among other'things  that he'had been "kicked out."  That Mr. Turner did not show  the proper respect for the cbnsti-  tuted authorities and ready submission to their decree aroused  the ire of Premier Bowser and  his organs  and   the   comments  they now-make upon the value of  Mr.   Turner's services are   not  quite as flattering as they were  a few days before.  The last mail brings us the information that on "January 6th  Turner telegraphed- his resignation, upon the receipt of which  Premier Bowser made some ungracious -references to the old  gentleman's memory of his own  decisions, and to his complaint  that, he was practically kicked  out.  In addition to this information  we can do no better than quote  part of an editorial in the Vancouver World,- which throws  further light upon the changed  estimate of the government organs upon a worthy servant's  career:  "The News-Advertiser found  editorially  that the placing of  Admiralty orders for lumber in  California, Oregon and Washington showed   that it  was   'high  time that British Columbia should  have  as agent- in  London  the  most capable and influential of-  ficerf available.'    It'added  that  'with ail- respect to Mr. Turner  it was impossible of  late years  that he  could  be more than a  routine official,'  and   explained  that with Sir Richard on the spot  the 'Admiralty would be instructed and advised beforehand.'  "The public would be interested to know at what date the  government found Mr. Turner  and his office inefficient.   Was it  Mackenzie and Mann, who have  been able to work  the  British  Columbian for as much as the}'  had the effrontery   to ask "for,  have, according to a late despatch  from Vancouver, been  sued by  the  Pacific   Properties Limited  for one and a half million dollars  damages  for  fraud  and  deceit  over the sale of some real estate  in  Port Mann   in  1912.     The  plaintiffs claim that it was represented to them at that time  chat Port Mann  would  become  the Pacific terminus of the Canadian Northern system.  It has for a  long  time been  suspected   that   Mackenzie ��������� and  Mann were not above securing  the money of the public through  fraud and deceit, as expressed  in the complaint of the Pacific  Properties   Limited,   and  when  we view the success this unscrupulous concern  has had in its  every dealirg  with the British  Columbia government, it is reasonable to suspect that they have  not forsaken their nature in their  business transactions  with  the  province:  It is no doubt very probable  that astute men like Mr. Bowser  and Sir Richard have knowledge  of shady transactions on the part  of Mackenzie and Mann and that  the province also has suffered because of them.... "VVhileit would  be uncharitable - to charge Sir  Richard and Hon. W. J. Bowser  with being parties to their fraudulent transactions, yet it would  be a grave reflection upon their  eapableness as business men to  doubt that they are ignorant of  them. And that Bowser and Sir  Richard have been hoodwinked  on many occasions by these  same gentlemen is the most  charitable view to hold when  we consider the situation Mackenzie and Mann have placed the  annual meeting of the Conservative Association steps will be  taken to secure'this information  and thus we will show Mr. Man-  son he will not be able to block  us in that fashion."  Our readers will have observed  in the account of the annual  meeting of the Conservative Association, as reported in. our last  issue, that' a motion was passed  to the effect that such information be secured.  This is on similar lines as a request made; by the  Courier to  Mr. Manson in our issue of October 30th,' which  request Mr.  Tatlow   and   Fulton  resigned ' Manson thought fit to ignore, but  from their honorable positions as | the reasonableness and timelin-  ministers of the  crown .rather ess of the request was such as  than enter into the subsequent to commend itself to the Con-  transactions of the governmentIservatives   and   now   they   are  with the piratical firm, and it is'seeking the. same  information,  the duty of the voters of British 'although from different sources.  Columbia to see to it that those!    0ur h������Pe is that when the As"  members of the government who'sociation receives such informa-  jhave been  guilty of being en-! tion it will not bury it-in-its'ar-.  j trapped by Mackenzie and Mann; i chives to remain a secret to the  the members of the legislature'Community interested, but give  who have assented to the foolish it the publicity all public mat-  deals and the press and party ters should receive.  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER,  RC.  holesale  DRY GOODS AND MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  OF "PRIDE OF THE WEST"  BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  MADE    IN    B. C  Send for Catalogue Prompt Attention Given'Letter Orderi  which have defended them, all  receive a well earned rebuke in  the coming election, by being defeated at the polls.  o    o     o    o    o  Disapproved of By His  Supporters.  Not so very long ago a member of the local Conservative  Association met a.friend of the  opposite camp, whom we shall  call Liberal.  Their, conversation centred on  the change in the British Columbia government. The Liberal  remarked:  "William Manson seems riot to  believe in telling his constituents  what has become of all the money  charged up to Bella Coola."  Conservative: "We have other  ways of getting at that kind of  information."  Liberal: "I am curious to know,  how?"  Conservative: "Why that is  easy. All the Conservative Association has to. do is to request  In a Righteous Cause.  In reading articles of neutral  origin expressions will be found  which refer to the warring nations of Europe as war-mad. The  writers of, these articles seem to  see no adequate reason why Russia, France, Italy and Britain  should keep up. the war; they  seem to be blind to the .great  principles for which these' nations are fighting. "They do not  consider, that the war was forced  upon the Entente Allies by" a  nation which, through great prosperity, had grown very strong  and at the same time so proud  and arrogant that she did not  consider it necessary to have any  regard for her neighbors. ���������  Any proposals made to her for  reduction of armament, the submission of disputes to arbitration  were always rejected, and finally  she considered herself sufficiently  strong in men, finances and armaments to defy the other great  the road foreman to let it know p0Wers of the world, trample up-  Gault Brothers Limited  WHOLESALE <DRY GOODS    '  361 Water Street        Vancouver, B.C.  <I   Gault Brqlhers for over 60 years have successfully  maintained wholesale warehouses throughout Canada  C|  The Vancouver stock, is the largest and best assorted  stock on 'Ae Coast,,in some cases the best west of Toronto  STAPLES  C    3 ^=    Ready-to-Wear  SMALLWARES   MEN'S FURNISHINGS  RIBBONS     '      House Furnishings  CARPETS  LINENS  DRESS GOODS  .MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED THE DAY RECEIVED  REMINGTON  f u:mc%  ��������� how much money has been spent  on. public works for wages under  his foremanship; and as regards  other expenditures the local accountant can give all the infor-  on the weaker nations and violate  her solemn treaties.  The Entente Allies are not war  mad,   but they feel that those  For Any Chance or Emergency  The .35 Remington-UMC Sporting Cartridge  wili  stop the biggest game.    Remington-UMC .22 Short is  the best small calibre cartridge made.    Between these ���������  extremes are several hundred different calibres of  emin&tori  UMt;   ������  Metallic Cartridges  for all Standard sporting and military rifles. All gauged in the Arm  for which they're made. 50 years success behind them. Used by experts. Endorsed by rifle-makers. Remington-UMC Metallic?  guarantee your Arm to the full extent of the maker'3  guarantee.  Remington   Arms-Union   Metallic  Cartridge   Co.  {.Contractors to the DritUJi Imperial and Colonial Governments)  London, Eng. WINDSOR. ONT. New York, U.S.A.  province in  ( who fight in a righteous  cause'  1 mation  wanted.    At  the   next' must never yield !  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PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY,  y  0  o  0  hoc  30E  *Z^*.:r^#%^&&\K' Saturday, January 12,   1916  BELLA   COOLA  COURIER  i  3  ������  The Governor of Kansas Speaks:  ���������The state of Kansas has been  for almost a generation under a  prohibition law. A signed statement as to prohibition and its result's recently issued by-Govern-  opinion the prohibitory law is the  greatest blessing ever bestowed  on the state and the greatest  instrument in its prosperity.  The law has never been so well  enforced as now, and has never  oc'Arthur Capper is,' therefore, ! been so generally approved by  of;more than ordinary, interest; the people of the state. Most of  and importance.   In Mr. Capper's! them    are    enthusiastically   in  A few lines we specially  recommend  Duerrs���������  Jams and Jellies  Huntley & Palmers  ;���������Biscuits  Griff en & Skelleys  famous gold and  silverbar���������  Canned and dried  fruits  .   LEESON, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B. C.  fe J. W. Peck & Co. Ltd.  ^-^ Manufacturers of ;  .ftCLOTHING, SHIRTS,  CAPS and OVERALLS  WsT  ni-r  We carry a complete stock of Men's Furnishings  and all the best English   and American  Hats  JOHN W. PECK & CO., LTD.  MONTREAL       WINNIPEG       VANCOUVER  '\  J  favor of  it.     This enthusiastic  approval  has good   foundation.  Kansas is the wealthiest state of  the Union per capita.    The average wealth per capita in Kansas is $1629,61.    The second state  is Massachusetts with a per capita wealth of $1353.47, or nearly,  twenty per cent less.     Kansas  has a much larger relative number of young men and women in  college than any other state according to the census of 1910.  The percentage of illiteracy in  Kansas is lower than in any other  state in the Union except one.  Thirty-two states in Kansas have  abandoned   their   poor   farms.  Forty-eight counties out of one  hundred and five did not send a  prisoner to the penitentiary last  year.    The per capita consumption   of   liquor   in   the   United  States   is    twenty-one    dollars  yearly.    In Kansas it is three  dollars and four cents.    Kansas,  says governor, thus saves thirty  million dollars every year directly.    The indirect gain is not subject  to   computation,   but it  is  certainly greater still.  There is no doubt that prohibition pays, morally, financially,  socially, educationally and politically. The liquor traffic is the  greatest handicap from which  our civilization suffers. Where  it is done away with a hundred  problems which vex the head  and heart of the social reformer-  solve themselves and the greater  part of the remainder are shorn  of. more than half their formidable character.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  r-OAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ^ Manitoha, Saskatchewan and Albekta.  the Yukon Territoicv, the North-west Territories and in a portion of the Province of  UftlTlsu Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,500 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease mu'st be made by the  applicant in person to the A^ent. or Sub-Agent  of the district in which the ri������hts applied for  are aituated.  in surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or le^al 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 J.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 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 the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 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 Lunds.  W. W: CORY.  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. 13. ��������� Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.--3UClJ0.  I  TheMason CfRischPiano  of to-day will mat\e plain our  prioilege to stale with authority:  "NO  FINER  PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  Let us attend  your Victor Record  mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  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. Burr.ett)  (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 8SC. Telephone 232.  India Is Loyal.  Great efforts have been made  by Germany and her. sympathizers to stir up revolt against  British rule in India, but we are  glad to note these efforts have  failed. ".  The Ottawa Free Press contains the report of a meeting  held in Ottawa on December 10,  addressed by Dr. Rostum Ros-  tumjee of Bombay, at which he  declared that India stands behind the Empire to a man and  "shall stand there till the enemies of liberty and civilization  are beaten to death."  The meeting was largely attended and distinguished by the  presence of their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of  Connaught.  Dr. Rostumjee further stated:  "We can send out millions of  men and tons of gold if Britain  can train and equip our men,  utilize our means and accept our  sacrifices on the altar of duty  and humanity. Already 250,000  troops have been sent by the Indian Empire to help the British  cause in the various theatres of  war.''  Speaking of the impression that  enemies of the Empire had tried  to give out that India was seditious and disloyal, and of the attempt and hope of Teutonic diplomats to stir up a revolt as one  of the means of complicating the  situation for Britain, he said:  "Never for one moment did I  fear such a dire calamity, not so  great for India as for England  itself."  To more clearly show the significance of India's attitude, the  lecturer briefly reviewed the  political situation in that country  previous to the war, and showed  how the people were lined up.  (Continued on puge 4, column 2.)        I..  HOE  Fur Sales Aj  ���������ency  600 dealers and   trappers  of  B. C.  Yukon arid 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.  im  >|   fol  ^jJ^/HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \MfWA!T person so independent?  \5|/HAT 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 Hi tie 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.  Dealers and Trappers  We pay highest price for  your furs and castorium,  also handlefgoods on  commission, advancing  2-3 of value, our charges  being 5 per cent, for  handling.  THE EDMONTON HIDE & FUR CO  P. O. Box 863  EDMONTON, Alta.  157 McDougall Ave.  OELLA 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.  Get"MorcMouey" for your Foxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, Beaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collected in your section  SHIP YOUIt Fl.'KS IMfiKCT to "SII unERT" the laruest  house in the World dealing exclusively in NORTH AMERICAN RAW I L'kS  n reliable������������������responsible���������sate Fur House with an unblemished reputation existing lor "more than n third of a century." a Ions: successful record of sending Fur Shippers promp'. SATISFACTORY  AND PROFITABLE returns. Write for "(Tw &bitbcrt ������>bi������Btr."  the only reliable, accurate market report and price list published.  Write for it-NOW���������it's FREE  A   R   C'OITRFRT   Ir,r   25-27 WEST AUSTIN AVE.  A. o. onunc-ivi, inc. Deptc67Chicago.u.sjl  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELL A. COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One Year $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1.50  United Kingdom and tiik Continent.  One Year $1.00  ~" '-*"���������-r iw ii n mi Mi ���������   ii hi tm i    -iiKiin    i mm   1i���������m m  i fin n-ri-inrTin  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  LTD.  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name   P. 0   Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclojed i !  u\  2?3  V j I  :'������������������ * .  Sf  W'  ������������������&���������  ill  4*  BELLA COOLA COURIER  Saturday, January 22, /9/������  HOE  n  iitDscn  or me  ONE DOLLAR  FO& ONE YEAR  Continued.  princes,   who  India Is Loyal  There were 700  ''have never swerved from the  path of British loyalty since.1888;  the seething mass' of Indiairag-  riculturists, ignorant, but intelH-r'  gent, who didn't know and cared  less about who "governed them,  and whose loyalty had 'been proverbial. The 72,000,0C0 Mohc m-  medans formed the third class.  Not a single one of-these, had  risen in answer to the declaration of a holy war. rJ he fourth  .class was the growing number  of educated Indians divided into  the constitutionalists and extremists, v*ho favor hone rule, "a  microscopic minority," many of  whom have swung over since the  war.  The Indian princes saw in Brit-  f ain  proud that India has proved her-!spontaneous outburst of loyalty  self not a whit behind the rest j had dispelled" forever all distrust  of the Empire in the assistance j and suspicion between the Indi-  of the mother -country*   India's j ans and their rulers,"  Bella Coola General Hospital  FINANCIAL STATEMENT, 1915.  The Courier is the only. .  U-L   J       I ain's efforts to protect Belgium s   -/-   ���������  i,      lshed,0I1i'neutrality further guarantee of  the mainland* COa������t ���������be-.;-the.-inteprityand dignity of their  tWeen VanCOUVer and'own states. One hundred and  Prince Rupert.     ��������� twent* Mian-princes or their  A distance of six hundred miles. *���������s were ^ht^S in the ranks  of the British in the various theatres of war. ' One nobleman of  70 years was" with the colors in  France.  Anyone who refused to pay  tribute to the nobility and unselfishness of the motives of the  British which inspired their  treatment of India Avas "blinded  by prejudice and. poisoned by  prepossession."  /������  // will be to your interest to ke.ep MeU ?n~  formed regarding, the  happenings throughout  the Northern section of  this Province���������  .    THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  ADVERTISERS-  Now is the time to keep  your name before the  public No manufacturer or wholesalehouse can  afford-to let slip the opportunity of increased  sales that public advertising brings.  DEAL ESTATE booms in-the  cities have come and gope.  People are beginning .to flock to  the country. Tne North-West  Coast of British'Columbia offers  opportunities'' for all. Did not  know, is no excuse. Investors  should keep posted on developments by rea'ding the "Courier."  ob Printing  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let usjdo your job printing.   We will do it right.  Millions in India Are Awaiting  to Serve.  Further evidence of the unswerving loyalty of the great  Indian Empire is -found in the  following despatch-taken from  the.Vancouver Sun-/  At Bombay, December 27, ten  thousand delegates, representing  all communities, were present  at the opening of the annual Indian -national congress, which  was noted for the loyal and patriotic utterances of the speakers.  "Millions in India are awaiting  to serve," was the-.keynote of  tjie opening speeches. In the  presidential address, Sir Satyen-  dea Sinhab said the supreme  feeling in India was "admiration  for the self-imposed burden England was bearing in the struggle  for liberty and freedom," and,  the" speaker  continued,   "I am  CREDIT.  1914, balance    :.-.$- 1.25  Dominionfgovt. grant. 500.00  Provincial " . 200.00  Donations:  Lvsdale Sewing Circle 252.25  b\ G. Hagan     10.00  A. Hammer     5.00  A. Neswold 10.00  J. B. Sylvester.       5.00  Rev. Colwell       1.00  W. C. T. U. ,  10.30  Dr. Sutherland (raffle  ofDulcitone)   .......    44.00  Subscription list  124.00  Collection at concert ..    24.00  Paid by patients     G3.00  Due from Provincial  government per  .  capita grant to  Dec. 31. 1915  150.00  From patients ....... ���������    80.00  f      ���������       - $1479.80  ;    DEBIT.  Water system .:. .$938.65  Telephone rent, June.. 11.00  Telegrams".  13.35  Work on grounds     17.25  Hospital maintenance  (household supplies  etc.) ..".  222:30  Furniture' ���������......- 29.90  Repairs  9.00  Salary to-Mrs. Saugstad to December  31st, 1915  30.00  To balance , 208.35  $1479.80  It will be noted that the credit balance of $208.35  is covered by the per capita grant and receipts  from patients which hasnot as yet been paid.  Certified that the above is a correct'statement  and audited by myself���������Oscar T. Landry.  A decided economy in fuel,consumption is  effected by using nickellcd steel in  T&yte  oyeri. It attracts and holds the  heat far better than most oven  materials. See the McClary dealer.  63  Plumbing  We buy from the Factory and  sell to YOU direct. Largest  Plumbing Showroom West of  Toronto. Let us quote you.  KYDD BROS., LIMITED  Vancouver, B.C.  DUILD  UP YOUR  HOME  r; TOWN..... 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