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 *w  ^ '/^' r_ ������ifte==5<r-a  4 ^  ^s  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOL A. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  g^^e''"'"'a^'*"'""aY^'������'^''iff^""'"^  WEATHER REPORT FOR JUNE.  Compiled  by  Mr. C.  H.  Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 70.    Minimum   47  Highest Max. (20th) 83. Lowest Min   (7th) 41  Rainfall, 1.26 inches.  VOL. 3--NO. 39  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 10,   1915.  $1.00 a Y  ear  Era*  I'm  m  ������'j������  m  Dr. Sterling Says  Big Drive Soon  Germans to be Out of France  by the New Year  New York, July 8.���������The condition of the allied troops along  the western battlefront was described  as  excellent by Dr. G.  Sterling Ryerson,  president of  the Canadian Red Cross and surgeon-general   of   the   Canadian  forces, who reached here today  en the steamship Eshange from  Havre.   "During my absence I  \ isited almost the entire battle-  i ront along the Aisne  and the  ���������Uarne," Dr. Ryerson said.    "I  ���������ound the conditions of the Cana-  dians and allied troops excellent,  a 5 well as the spirit of the men.  Within two months there will be  put under way along the entire  western   front a   tremendous  drive which will be the greatest  that this war has seen.    General  J< ffre recently said that 'the Ger-  mans would be out of France by  the first of the coming year,' and  from what I have seen and" heard  1  have every reason to believe  ,->'they willbe.    The war will be  o>er in  another  year  and  the  ..Germans will be defeated.   The  ). "allied  troops   have   no lack of  equipment and  their  general)  health is excellent.  14 Sunday School  Picnicers Killed  Toronto, July 8���������Coming down  the steep incline that leads to  the   sharp   curve   just   outside  Queenston a car on the Niagara  Falls   park  and   river railway,  loaded with  excursionists from  the Toronto  Sunday schools^ of  Woodgreen   Methodist and   St.  Johns Presbyterian churches returning home after a day's pic-  nicing, jumped the track, crashed  against a trolley pole and turned  turtle.     Car   was   completely  wrecked and ten  persons were  killed outright.    Car was closely  packed and the number of injured-is likely to total between  50 and 60.     Many of the latter  were hurried to Niagara Falls,  but a number was  brought to  this city on  the  Niagara  Line  steamer,   four died  during the  trip across the lake, making total  fourteen of dead.  Allies Repulse Attack With Heavy Loss  French Gain  700 Yards of Enemy's  Trenches  Paris, July 9.���������Official communication. "In Belgium a German  attack, directed against the trenchesAvhich British troops occupied  on July 6, south-west of Pilkem, was taken under the fire of the  British artillery and our field guns and dispersed with heavy;  losses. Between Angres and Souchez the enemy made a new  attack against our positioris north of the road between Bethune  and Arras, but was easily repulsed. North of Souchez station  a violent counter attack was attempted by the Germans with  the object of regaining the trenches of which we had made ourselves master's on the evening before. They were successful  only in occupying about 100 yards on a front of 800 yards of  our gains."  and trail, left last Tuesday for j closed  by the singing of  "God  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  Turks Fail in Their  Attack  k*m  it  Frt.  German Town in South-  West Africa Taken  *&  Pretoria, July 8.���������After a long  ^running fight through miles of  i  ^brush, when the opposing forces  "were   frequently   separated   by  ���������only a few yards, General Botha's  [British forces have taken Otavi,  |in the extreme northern part of  iGerman South-west Africa.   The  ^Germans lost two wagons laden  with ammunition.  German Warship Sunk  London, July 9���������British admiralty tonight stated that it was  officially announced at Petrograd  yesterday that the submarine  which made the successful attack  on a German warship on July 2,  in the Baltic, was a British boat.  The Russian official communication announcing that a German  warship had been sunk by a submarine said that the battleship,  which was of the Deutchland  class, was steaming at the head  of a German squadron at the entrance to Danzig Bay when she  was blown up by. two torpedoes  fired by submarine.  London, July 8.���������The "Turkish  forces completely failed in the  attack which they began*on July  4 against the Anglo-French force  in the Dardanelles, according to  a statement issued today by the  British official press bureau,  which added that the Turks lost  heavily.  The S. S. Chelohsin arrived at  7 p. m. on Sunday. Messrs. Fred  Hendricks, Harry Burt and Ed.  Oien availed themselves of the  occasion to return to Bella Coola;  while Dr. W. J. Quinlan being of  an entirely different turn of mind  packed his shirt in a newspaper  and left us for a short period. -  Immigration officer McNamara  of Vancouver, came up and without leaving the wharf inspected  a number of orphans from State  of Washington, which had been  only stayed long enough to lay  in a store of provisions and then  started off again to this eldorado  where they intend to remain till  Christmas.  adopted into different families in Jeries, were in' Bella Coola a few  the vailey. It is hardly necessary to state that he found them  well cared for and presenting an  exceptionally good appearance.  The chief officials of the fishing  industry on the coast of British  Columbia, namely: W. H. Found  of Ottawa, superintendent of  fisheries; D. N. Mclntyre of Victoria, deputy commissioner of  fisheries ; T. H. Cunningham,  chief-inspector of fisheries; and  J. T. Williams, inspector of fish-  hours last Thursday. They came  in from Namu and points south  on the launch Thomas Crosby.  As announced in a former issue  of the "Courier" they called on  Dr. W. J. Quinlan is away to | a tour of inspection and investi-  an extended trip to the interior  where they will study the habits  of the Stick Indians on behalf of  the Royal Commission, which  has that matter in charge. They  will listen to the complaints,  suggestions and demands of the  Indians, and then come back and  report to the Commission, which  then will lay awake nights for a  long time devising ways by which  the Indians can be made to live  like a white man.  The Dominion Day was celebrated by festivities in the way  of picnics at the townsite and at  ���������Hagensborg. They were quiet  affairs with no literary programs,  but the partaking of the good  things in the open, under a bright  sky and with agreeable companionship, made them very enjoyable affairs and were patronized by many people.  Russians Good Work  Petrograd, July 9. ��������� Official.  On July 6 enemy unsuccessfully  attacked positions near Muravie-  vo station. West of Kalwarya-  Suvvalki road enemy succeeded  in crossing the river Chelmenka  but was thrown back the next  day. On Odkitz river enemy  during night of sixth attacked  our trenches southwest of the  village of Jednorojtz. A few  score Germans held their ground  visit the people of Quatsino, as  now that the fishing season is on  and the harvest will be gathered  soon, the organs of mastication  will be" in demand.  Fred  Hendricks  and  Harry  gation. While we cannot tell  what the result of their visit will  be, we may say they are considering the advisability of increasing the number of independent licenses on the inlet. Their  ' | chief object is to devise ways and  Burt helped Mr. Burnett to sur-1 means by wh|ch the run Qf galm_  vey some claims at Rivers Inlet, | on may be augmented in the  and are now back for the sum-  future>    They would be fflad to  mei* _ increase the number of licenses,  Ed. Oien came in from Takush that every setttler could have a  Harbor where he is running a chance to earn some money in  cattle ranch. We suspect he ! the fishing season, and they will  came in to get something to eat. I possibly do so if it can be accom-  ! plished without diminishing the  Jesse  Hendricks,  Gus Swan- > annual run of salmon,  berg and Judd Farmer gave us a I   Mr. J. Widsten, the local fishery  few days' visit last week.    They j officer, was instructed to examine  in   front of our  trenches until | had explored the wilds of  the j the spawning ground on the At-  u*  NOTICE.  a Commencing tomorrow  r (July 11th) the steamer  ������ Chelohsin will leave Bella  ������ Coola every Sunday at 9  ������ o'clock in the morning.  dawn, but were almost all killed  by our fire when they tried to  retire.    During day enemy again  attacked same trenches but were  repulsed with heavy losses.    On  left bank of Vistula the enemy,  under enormous clouds of poisonous gases, developed attacks in  direction of Bolimo; on a front of  8 miles he succeeded in some sectors in  capturing our first line,  but by counter attacks next day |  we dislodged him and recovered J  position   except   in   sector  near'  Bolimow   road,   where   fighting  still continues.     Between small  town of Seinnoand the village of \  Josefor the enemy on the 7th de-!  livered no attacks.    Our troops!  indirection  of  Lublin continue'  to successfully develop offensive  which we had  begun  in  the sector  of   Urzendorlf.      Our  men  dealt the enemy   lenible blows  between July 5-7, took about J100  prisoners   while   they   captured  several do/en machine guns and  a flag.    In this sector the enemy  is in  retreat and  we are pursuing him.    There is no change on  the Bug, Ziota, Li pa and Dneis-  ter rivers.  west coast   of   Princess   Royal j narko river in the fall.  Island.    And it seems their ex-j    They left in the afternoon the  plorations had been to good pur-; same day for Bella Bella.  pose, too, as they report finding j  deer and fish in abundance, large!    Indian   agent   Iver   Fougner,  areas of grazing land and  fine; chaperoned  by J.   R.   Morrison,  chances for hand-logging.  They j expert in the lores of the camp  PROVINCIAL ELECTION  Your influence and support is respectfully requested.  T. D. PATTULLO.  Liberal candidate for Prince Ruprrl Riding.  The event of the season took  place at the Bella Coola Hotel  last Saturday, when all the people  of the town and a great many  from other parts of the valley  turned out to listen to the lecture  of Miss W. Pecknold on "Life in  the Barracks," from a woman's  point of view. The gathering  was also made the occasion to  show appreciation to Miss Pecknold' for her many efforts in ait:  of worthy objects and to paj  tribute to her worth as a member  of the community and a teachei  for the last two years.  The entertainment opened at  8:30 p. m. with the singing by  the large audience of the "Maph  Leaf."     Miss Ruth Nordschou  followed with a solo in a styk  which has made both  her and  the rest of her family sought for  at all our entertainments. Messrs  Atkins, Grainger and Lord in a  trio brought down the house and  had to respond to an encore, and  then came the chief item of interest, Miss Pecknold's lecture.  In an entertaining style in her  quiet,   humorous  way,   she   described the life of Tommy Atkins  in the barracks.    And he had in  the lecturer a friend who from an  intimate knowledge could give a  sympathetic description, she having  been  born   and   spent the  greater part of her life among  her soldier friends.    Her father  was an officer, and a great many  of her relatives were soldiers b.\  profession so that she in truth  is a typical   "daughter of  the  regiment."    At the close of the  lecture a vote of thanks to the  speaker   was   extended   by   the  audience rising to their feet and  then the storm broke loose.    All  who could sing roared "She is a  jolly good fellow"  with  a  vim  and then gave three cheers and  a   tiger,   Miss   Pecknold   acknowledged the ovation by bowing to the audience.    Mr. Harry  Grainger gave a fine recitation,  vivid with scenes from the field  of battle.    Miss Phyllis  Gibson  and Mr. Herbert Sutherland gave  a duet on the piano.    Mr. Atkins'  played and sang in such a manner   that  he  had  to do   it over  again.      Mr.  Herb.   Sutherland  then  came on with a mandolin  selection, accompanied  by Mrs.  Win.   Sutherland,      Miss   Nord-  schow gave another soloand then  the literary part of the program  Save the King."  The ladies of the W. C. T. U.  who by their efforts had made  the occasion such a great success  introduced to the audience at the  close a great barrel with the announcement that anybody who  paid 10 cents could pick out one  article out of the barrel. The  whole audience surged forward  and emptied the barrel in record  time.  A supper was served in the  hotel and the attractions of the  evening were such that a great  many did not reach home until  the wee sma' hours.  The receipts of the evening,  which all went to the Red Cross  fund, were $34.60.  After a week of glorious sunshine and great heat which the  farmers availed themselves of to  the utmost in curing their large'  crop of hay, a heavy rain of a  day's duration came last Monday.  And now refreshed nature has  put on her brightest smile and  promises a good crop to the tillers of the soil.  We are glad to say that Jacob  Lunos is so far improved that he  can leave his room at the hospital  and walk round to see his friends.  He will be going home soon.  The sockeye r u n. improved  somewhat the last week and in  the opinion of the ones who pretend to know it promises to be  above the average for the season.  The catch of spring salmon has  been unusually large this spring.  Mr. Iver Fougner, secretary of  the 24th May commjttee, is in  receipt of the following letter  from the Canadian Red Cross  Society, which will be appreciated by the many who contributed  so generously to the success of  the celebration:  Dear Sir:���������I have very great  pleasure in acknowledging receipt of your cheques totalling  $191.00, being the proceeds of  Empire Day celebration at Bella  Coola, B. C.  Your community is very greatly to be congratulated on the  magnificent results of its day's  celebration and our Executive  Committee would ask you to kindly convey to all those who assisted in the organization of this  enterprise their most grateful  thanks and to let them know how  greatly the Society appreciates  their co-operation in the woik of  the lied Cross.  The financial statement enclosed in your letter is most interesting and the contribution of  the ladies is certainly a splendid  one.  Please once again accept our  most grateful thanks.  Yours truly,  J. M. Coote, Hon. Sec.  4  (AIuutIt Nitife  Lowkr Bklla Coola: Church  Service,  11 a. rn.  Uhu.a Cool.a: Sundav School,  10:-ir> a. m."  Clunvli Service, 7:30 p. in.  Rev.   T. C.  Colwe/l. B. A., Paster  'H BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, July  JQ,  J9)5  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  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Prosecute the Investigation.  ��������� The Canadian people has be-  it.  cone so accustomed to charges  of graft being made against its  Provincial and Dominion governments' that when fresh com-  : plaints are made only slight in-  '��������� terest' is aroused. It may seem  inappropriate to bring this matter of war contract' scandals up  at this time; but from information received; it is probable that  the investigation of war scandals  announced by the government  -tin the last day of parliament to  be continued, may result in an  attempt at' "whitewashing", it  has been determined that the  Liberal press, at least, make a  strong protest'against such pro-  ��������� ceeding.   Sufficient evidence was  ��������� brought out during the last session of parliament to show that  there had been gross misappropriation of public funds in the  purchase of supplies for the soldiers and the army. There is no  question on that score, and yet  in the face of this fa'ct, the government directs its commissioner  appointed to continue the investigation to just find out if there  is any evidence of graft and cor-  uption. : '  This matter of graft in the  handling of public funds is not  looked upon by those in authority  to be of the serious nature that  it really is.    It seems that at the  outbreak of this, war .the government, not realizing the awfulness  it would assume, considered that  the time of a great expenditure  of public funds would also be an  opportune  tima   to   give  their  henchmen "a chance;" that this  in fact was the usual thing and,  by long usuage, had become almost legitimate.    And so we find  that the Public Accounts Com-  mittee'in its short sitting during  the  last session  of parliament  found irregularities to the extent  of about $600,000 in the expenditure of some $3,000,000 investigated. ��������� There  was $50,000,000  expended, so there seems to be  ample  material  for further investigation. An itemized account  of the graft as found out by the  Public  Accounts  Committee in  the different purchases amounting to $3,000,000 may be enumerated as follows:  The amount of graft for each  item���������Horses, $83,139; drugs,  bandages and medicines, $30,-  906; binoculars, $4,640; submar  ines, $249,961; bicycles, $28,770;  shield shovels, $30,940; motor  trucks, $180,000; needles, thread,  etc., $10,650.    ���������  When..this war is over,and the  mind fully comprehends the severity of the ordeal gone through  and the sacrifices made, how  pitifully mean and contemptible  it will appear, that trusted representatives of the people would  not deal directly with reputable  business firms; but ordered that  all transactions for the purchase  of war material must be made  through middlemen; and then,  when the inevitable occurred,  and the grafting became uncovered, reluctantly undertook  the investigation demanded.  Let the in vestigation.be carried  01V without let or hindrance;  these extraordinary times demand that the work be thorough.  The government owes it to their  own reputation, to the interest  of their party, to the fair name  of the country, and to the cause  of freedom now in peril and  Which we all should help to defend, to see that every person  availing himself of the distress  of the country to enrich himself  by unlawful means be prosecuted;  and if the government of the  Dominion will thus guard the  trust reposed in-them they can  come before the country, when  election must be held, confident  that the people will continue to  trust them.  o    o     o     o     o  Lasting Peace.  Last-week our exchanges contained the news that steps are  being taken for the organization  of a league of nations which will  "bind the nations of the world-  in a pact of amity." A conference for this purpose was held  at Philadelphia the middle of last  month. Our esteemed-contemporary the Vancouver World,  ridicules these well-meaning  people and asks them in scriptural terms "What hast thou to do  with peace."  ^Ve beg to contend, they have  everything to do with peace, and  so has everyone who has an adequate horror of the wholesale  murder and destruction going on.  The warring nations are not the  only ones concerned. The whole  world should unite in intelligent  DECLINE SUBSTITUTES  efforts to bring about peace; and  there may be ways of doing this  other than by fighting.   We agree  with all those who hold that this  war should be fought to the end  that a peace which may endure  for all time be obtained.    And  this lasting peace cannot be obtained unless all the nations, or  nearly ajl, have a voice in the formulation of it.    And it may possibly be found, that such nations  as United  States for instance,  will be better qualified to outline  the plans for this enduring peace  than any of those nations who  are inflamed by passion brought  on by long'fighting, great sacrifices,   injuries   and   indignities  suffered.    It is encouraging to  note that prominent and practical men of United States gathered at the conference referred to;  that former ��������� president Taft was  chairman  of the meeting;  and  therefore practical results may  be expected.    In the meantime,  we in our part of the world will  do   whatever   the   government  asks of   us   to   strengthen   its  hands in the gigantic task it is  engaged in.  o     o     o     o     o  The Submarine Deal to be  Probed.  While the Conservative press  throughout the country is unanimous in its statements that Sir  Richard's hands in the famous  submarine deal are- clean and  that his act in securing them at  any price was highly commendable, Sir Charles Davidson,  whose business it is to get at the  truth in the "war contract scandals," evidently classes this deal  among the scandals and has announced his decision to make a  "thoroughly exhaustive inquiry"  and that the Commission in dealing with the "deal" would sit  either in British Columbia or  Ottawa. Sir Richard has, during  his stay in Ottawa on his return  from England, been up for examination before the Royal Commission of which Sir Charles  Davidson is the head. Sir Richard made some'--���������extraordinary-  statements in justification of the  high price he had paid.  He stuck to his former story  that the Chilean government had  failed in making the required  payments and that was the reason  why the submarines were for  sale. And as to the high price,  he gave Lieutenant Pilcher as  authority for the statement that  one such submarine as this would  cost in England $710,000, and  that he therefore actually had  saved the government a quarter  of a million dollars on the deal.  Then again, at the time Of purchase he had no idea what price  the Chilean . government had  agreed to pay fcr them. This is  the first time since they were  bought nearly a year ago that  statements such as the two last  ones have, been made. He does  not explain, however, vvhy that  cheque for the amount in excess  of the contract price went to the  Seattle firm inktead of the manufacturers.  That,Sir Richard is very much  annoyed over being subject of  suspicions of wrong-doing is evidenced by the heat he displayed  while being examined. The auditor-general said he considered  it his duty to look into the matter  under these circumstances. Sir  Richard interrupted here: "Itis  enough to discourage a man from  giving service to his country  when one finds men through  political bias and partizanship  imputing all sorts of underhand  and damnable motives."  "Do you include me among  these?" asked the auditor-general dryly.  "I hope not," said Sir Richard.  If according to G. H. Barnard's explanation in the House  of Commons, both he, Hon.'Martin Burrill and Capt. Logan had  heard the price of each submar-  was $375,000, it is strange the  chief mover in the transaction  had not learned it.  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  Send for Catalogue  "MADE    IN    B. C."  Prompt Attention Given Letter Ord...r  Gault Brothers Limited  ,     WHOLESALE 'DRY GOODS  361 Water Street        Vancouver, B. C.  CJ Qault Brothers for over 60 years have successfully  maintained wholesale warehouses throughout Canada  If The Vancouver stock is tfie largest and best assorted  stock on the Cobst.in some cases the best west of Toronto  STAPLES  SMALLWARES  RIBBONS  Ready-to-Wear  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  House Furnishings  CARPETS  LINENS  DRESS GOODS  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED THE DA Y RECEIVED  The Protection of Salmon.  ������������������ ���������  ��������� '   . ���������.. ���������    ������������������������������������#.���������������������������.-, ��������� ::���������.  ..-,-<  Two weeks ago we commended  the government of British* Columbia for their efforts through  the Department of Fisheries to  study the habits of the salmon  and endeavor to find some means  by which the industry of salmon  fisheries may be benefited. A  good deal of the work being done  in these directions may seem and  probably is useless, but a thorough knowledge of the subject  will, if properly used, be found  a great help in supervising the  work. <  There In ay be a difference of  opinion among those qualified to  judge what good may result from  the investigation carried on, but  on one point there is a unanimity  of opinion and that is, that the  trout is the greatest known  enemy to the salmon. Salmon is  a great staple of food at all time,  but especially at a time when  prices of food are soaring and  thousands of people are in want  of daily bread; it is therefore a  duty of those who have in charge  this industry to so manage it  that it will  bring the  greatest  /.*'<  result; not only for the benefit  of those engaged but also for the  benefit of the needy.  Hatcheries are built and maintained, streams are kept clear of  debris, close seasons are established and guards appointed to ES������|  see that these and other regulations are observed, but the trout  is allowed to devour the spawn  and the young fish by the million*  and nothing is done to stop its  ravages, and most remarkable  thing of all, it is protected. You  cannot fish for trout except in a  certain season and in a certain  manner in order that the stock  of trout may not decrease. And  why in the name of common sense  is the government so solicitous  for the propagation of this enemy  of our greatest fond fish? Just  because the fishing for trout  furnishes an excellent sport to  those who have the leisure and  means to indulge in this and a  great many other pleasures.  Our lawyers may contend that  the trout is not primarily protected to give diversion to sportsmen, but because this sport will  draw wealthy tourists to the  province, who will spend a great  Brajds  Best  Ceylon  ./'PACKED- : BY;'���������("���������''  WM. BRAID   ���������t CO.  ���������'.... T������/V.   IMPORTERS  -  VANCOUVER,;   .Bv'Cf  Order  that   pound  of BRAID'S BEST  Tea now. Packed  in handsome 1, 3,  and 5 lb. tins.  1  /������][c  hoc  ^���������H  HOE  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY  SERV  REGULAR FREIGHT AND PASSENGER  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  <5]  S. S.      Chelohsin" Leaves   Vancouver  every  Thursday at  11  p. m.     (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Sundays 4 p. m.  FS.-S. "Coquitlam" and S. S. "Capilano" will -<il  from Vancouver every two weeks, carrying Gas"'"''1''  and Explosives.  For rute.s of Freights,  Faros and other information, up  to  Hkad Officio,  Oakham, St.,  Vancouver; or Gko.  McC,uk<;<������;  agent,  1003 Govhrnmiont St., Victoria.  f  (j  HOC  ^VW^/-*'*'W������iij*,'V4ut������*-lw������l),^,r    \  U���������CU^^;;;u^;^^^ri^iL^^HV-5UW^%^w-.-^. > 4 "^si  ['$������������, Uy tO, 1915  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Your Vacation in Bella Coola  ^here is found scenery unsurpassed  Mountaineering Amidst Eternal Snows  GRIZZLY BEARS, BLACK BEARS,  Goats and Deer in abundance  T>uncan T^oss Dead.  The many friends and admirers of Mr. Duncan Ross will be  saddened by the news of his  1 death from a stroke of apoplexy  at his home in Victoria on the  30th of last month. Mr. Ross  was only 45 years' old. He was  for four years member of the  Dominion parliament for the  Yale-Cariboo district.  Tin reward of a three da\)i   hunt in r.ature't wilds at Bjlla Coola.  Trout in all  the Streams Camping in a Fine Climate  Mr.  Fred  Hendrioks, who has  Jifid a wide and varied experience  ^throughout the continent in search  >f large and small game, oflora  ns services as guide and guaran-  Jt-ies "game, or no pay."  Bella Coola can be reached by  Union Steamship Co.'s steamers  from Vancouver every Thursday.  Two days' sail through scenery  rivalling the coast of Norway. A  bus meets the steamer.  tudern Hotel accommodation, with hot and  cold  water,  baths, etc., and  last but, not least Guides that will "guarantee"  game.  He to F. Hendrickt, P. O. Box 63, tBclla Coola, B. C, as to th: best time to hunt ih: carious game.  [��������� f money to., the benefit of j Let  t he m  adopt measures by  I3&S  ..This we will not deny; but  .Am the amount of money  received is only a trifle in  ):irisori with the sums lost  ti-^h the destruction of salm-  |r government do not con-  of these things in their  |er proportions. They are  ig more for the tourist trade  Kt is worth. They are ' 'pay-  bo much for the whistle."  which the trout can be destroyed  and that will be of more benefit  to the salmon "industry than all  the hatcheries and all the other  regulations for the protection of  salmon combined. While the  fishery officers are studying the  the salmon let them also investigate the trout. There are other  enemies of the salmon that needs  looking after but the greatest of  these is the trout.  A feu) 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.  ^  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  j  abo  ea  is distinguished by  its delectable  taste and  fragrance.  Get it. from your  grocer in pound and  half-pound lead packets.  Editor, '  Bella Coola Courier.  Sir-'-I should like to be accorded the hospitality of the Courier  in order to  communicate, some  n e w s   j u s t    received   re-  lative to my dear friend A. R.  Leese,   reported   missing   since  the night 22-23 April, at Lange-  marck in  Flanders.    I think his  numerous friends in Bella Coola  will be glad to hear that there  is still some faint hope that 'Dick'  was taken prisoner whilst wounded or overcome  by  the gases.  The information which   came  from   P.   Ken yon   that he   was  killed was previous to the cablegram   from   London  which you  were so kind to publish, and \i  the military have posted him as  '"missing" since (his name appeared only on June 12, Province)  they must have good reasons fordoing so.    The following passages out of a letter from one oi  his comrades-in-arms which wj s  communicated to me in. this last  mail give an idea of the situation:  " . . . . Our  battalion  know  nothing at all about Leese.    He  was in  the bomb/throwers and  they were separate from us on  the night of the charge, so none  of us saw Leese.    One man in  another battalion told me that he  saw Leese on the night of the  charge doing awfully good work  with bombs, and that Leese was  so keen that he went right into  the  German  lines   by   himself,  but another man in ourbattalicn  who  knew  Leese much  better  said he saw him on the morning  of the 23 near head-quarters���������t  very dangerous part at that time,  and 1 think it is more likely that  this is true. . . . I should like so  much to be able to hold out hope  to you that Mr. Leese is alive,  but 1 don't think he is the sort  of   man   who   would   be  taker  prisoner at any time. . . . I like  Leese immensely, such a generous, good-hearted chap, and very  keen  to do  good  work  in  the  bomb throwing section.    I saw  much  of him as he  was in the  same section as myself, and miss  him very much.    I have heard of  men   who   were   wounded   and  taken to British dressing stations  and in this way their own battalion has not been notified.    1  have tried to tell you all I know,  but owing to all information being inaccurate at a time like this  it is quite impossible  to really  come to the facts of the case."  I have also heard from other  sources that lists containing  names of British prisoners of  war were over three months in  coming through the International Bureau of Switzerland". Whilst  the hope is very faint, yet there  is still some hope, which 1 am  sure his friends will cling to until the worst is proved and in that  case we shall be justly proud of  the glorious end of the first man  that enlisted from Bella Coola  and took the Trail for the war-  only a few hours after it was declared.  M. W. Marvin.  Constantia Ranch, June 30, 1915.  Patronize Home Industry  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  ("���������OAt MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ^ Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the Yukon Tekuitohv, th<; North-west Tekki-  TUKIGS and in u portion of th������ PltOVlMCE of  liiti'J'isii Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,5tiu acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Ajrerit or Sub-Anent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or IckuI subdivisions of sections, and in uiiHurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of JO 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 I he rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the A������ent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not boing opeiatt-d, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the leasee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface ritrhtu may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $1U.0() 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-Aifent  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B.���������Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������yOGlW.  WATEH NOTICE  "Take Notice that B. Brynildsen  of Bella Coola, B. C, will apply for a license to take and use  lOOO gallons per day of water out  of a spring situated about 60 feet  north of the north boundary of  that portion of Lot 124, known  as Hotel Lot and registered at  the Land Registry Office at Victoria under No. 18473 C, Ibe  water will be carried from the  spring at a point about 60 feet  north of the north boundary of  said Hotel Lot and to be used for  Jorriestic purposes upon the property described as Bella Coola  Hotel Lot and registered as number 18473 C. This notice was  posted on the ground on the 10th  day of July, 1915.  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 July  10th, 1915.  B. BRYNILDSEN, Applicant.  July 10-31  BUSINESS CARDS  Geoffrey K. Burnett   D. J. McGugan  C.E., B.C.L.S.. B.A.S.C. B.C.L.S.,  ASS. M.CAN.SOC. C.E.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  (Late Hill & Burnett)  CIVIL ENGINEERS and  B.C. LAND SURVEYORS  Gr^nd View Hotel, Bella Coola, B. C.  City address���������New Westminster, B.C.  P. O. Box 8SG. Telephone 232.  HOE  Fur Sales Agency  G00 dealers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for H years.  Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20  of the biggest fur buyers in the world  bit! 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 1 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  HOE  ThcMason (SrRisch Piano  of to-day will ma\e plain out  privilege to stale with authority:  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  Ikii  ^1 Let us attend  your Victor Record  JJ  mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  L                         "1  I.I.. 1  w  HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \5L/HAT person so independent?  ^X/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.  "THE 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.  ���������<H  ���������< >  Highland Liquor Co. I  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  WJ4  ���������o-������  Three grades  40c - 50c - 60c  Per Pound.  and Buy RAMS AYS'  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.  One Year $1-00  Six Months  0.73  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1-50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $1-00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO.. LTD.  BELLA COOLA, R. C. ���������  "  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name   P. 0   Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed 4  BELLA COOLA COURIER  HOE  0      O  Stocktaking Time.  The recapture of Lemberg, the  candid speech of Lloyd-George,  the activity of German submarines, and the rapidly growing  British casualty lists have led  the British people to a general  stocktaking. They find that after nearly eleven months of war  the belligerents stand on land  nearly as they did in the first  month. At least the change does  not decide anything, or even approach a decision.    The best that  ^he Third Annual Exhibition at  Prince Rupert.  The managers of the Annual  Exhibition of North British Columbia is showing an undaunted  spirit in their energetic efforts  through adverse circumstances  to make the annual exhibition to  be held at Prince Rupert, September 22, 23, 24, better than  evers  The farmers of Bella Coola, as  ONE DOLLAR  FOR ONE YEAR  The Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coasT: between Vancouver and  Prince Rupert.  A distance of six hundred miles  -the Allies can claim is that they well as elsewhere throughout the  It will be to your interest to \eep well informed 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.  have driven German  commerce  from  the  sea.    They have deprived Germany of her oversea  possessions.      But   in   Europe,  Germany and Austria stand un-  conquered and unshaken, holding  their entrenched  line from the  Belgian   coast   to ' Switzerland,  most of it on conquered territory.  The allied troops on .the western . front have��������� fought'as never  soldiers   fought   before. . They  have endured more than they or  their countrymen would have believed  to  be   possible  to men.  They cannot do more, and should  not be asked to go, on doing as  much.   It is plain that the British  Empire must recruit millions of  men not'now under arms. . The  Dominions   abroad   must   raise  hundreds of thousands...   Th'e-de-  claration that- Canada is ready  to send her last man and spend  her last dollar must  be' made  more than a figure of speech.  The British > Empire is begin-  ing to see that this war is not  like other wars, notTike any war  that was deemed possible.    It is  a new experience for every part  of the Empire.    We shall see a  great awakening, an impetuous  and prevailing  rush . to  arms.  Since the days of Napoleon the  British people have never dreamed that their nation  might be  beaten  and  conquered.���������News-  Advertiser.  REAL 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 no; excuse. Investors  should keep-posted on developments by reading the ' 'Courier.''  Plumbing  We buy from the Factory and  sell to YOU direct.-. Largest  "Plumbing Showroom West of  Toronto. Let us quote J?ou.  KYDD BROS., LIMITED  Vancouver, B. C.  district, should avail themselves  of this opportunity come in touch  with those of other communities  and bring their produce for comparison with others and thereby  gain further experience'and also  advertise their different localities.    This season  has, so far,  been one of the most favorable  known for the, raising of crops  in this district and we therefore  hope that our farmers,will come  to-the exhibition with a large assortment of their products, confident that Bella Coola is still one  of the most fertile spots in the  province and therefore-may be  proud of her achievements.  We are in receipt of the following communication from the  management of the exhibition  which speaks for itself:  Seven years ago���������Prince Rupert and the Northern Interior  was the frontier. Today, there  is a transcontinental rail way cutting clear through the centre,  towns with all modern conveniences, splendid farms, mines, a  fishing fleet "and other signs of  civilization.  This is the Third Annual Exhibition of the Northern-British  Columbia Agricultural and Industrial "Association, and from all  indications the Fair, of 1915 ^bids  fair to show the public that the  man   behind   the   plough,   the  miner, and the fisherman, have     n      i  ���������<- k���������   u   i        j ��������� . banada will soon commence tn  not been backward in answering'shell out. ������������������iienc.e to  the call of the. Empire���������for men  at the front and greater production in the Dominion.  It is a proud moment for the  farmer, miner or fisherman, when  they can shew the world and  their fellow1 citizens how they,  each in his own way, have enriched the resources of the Empire,  and also the actual benefit which  has accrued to them in doing so,  both to themselves and their  home district.  Progress is steadily proceeding  in  the matter of   organization  work.     Prize   lists showing a  total of over $2000 in cash, cups,  medals, etc., have been distributed and anyone desiring copies  can obtain the same on application to the secretary at Prince  Rupert.   There are lots of prizes,  in  fact prizes  for all, and assuredly for those who can shew  results in  the  way of, greater  production.  Quite a number of the members of the Association are at  the front in France, in answer  to thebattleeall of civilization,  and it .is therefore only right for  those whose duy it is to stay at  home to' do "their little bit" by  especial efforts towards increased  production and the utilization of  the district's natural wealth.  Splendid attractions  for the  entertainment of ail, not forgetting the kiddies, are under way.  Co-operation by the transportation companies as to special reduced rates and  free return of  exhibits has been promised, and  the   citizens of Prince Rupert  are fully alive to the fact that  what   advertises    the   district  benefits the town, and are putting their shoulders to the wheel  in an effort to give Prince Rupert's Fair visitors a right royal  good time.  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN iS95  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Notions  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  '*M  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP. HEATING  AND COOrTsTOV^  Large and well assorted stock  of Men's, Boys' and Children's  Clothing, Shirts and Underwear  You aretjudged 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 show  that you are in earnest is to  ���������practise it.  Support the "Courier" and you  are doing something for yourself  and your community.  " POLAR! NE  jy  The Best Known and  Popular Lubricant for  Motor Boats  lt������ use assures freedom from Carbon deposit  on valves, spark plugs, or in cylinders  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    ������    ������  Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles  IMPERIAL OIL CO. LTD., VANCOUVER, B. C  ?  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  9  ������liner  $1 a Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  HTHE two principal reasons  (     why   you   shou'd   buy  Shamrock" Hams, Bacon,  Lard, etc., are:  FIRST���������  There is none better.  SECOND���������  They are the only  brands produced in  B. C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  BACON  HAMS  LARD  BUTTER   EGGS  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and Provisioned  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  Ogfilvie's  Settlers, Prospectors, Hunters, Trappers, Gampers 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.  Royal Household Flour II    ****' ������i,s " Varnisks " Stains  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now  'M  Burns:  From  ALL GOOD GROCERS.  Crockery and Glassware of all kinds  Patent Medicines of all descriptions  Best brands of Flour.     Feed and Grain of all sorts  kept on hand.    Prompt service  IT'S  CANADA'S  BEST FLOUR  Best Goods-Lowest Prices-Largest Stock  lS  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C.  iw  Ith  '111  of six  >c������  const!  i  jw>j*������*iAyii'i*y.Af'*  JWJXZy  i^Wid m.������kf*)������*:,** i.


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