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 Hi4,  ������  Is  %  '^'V;-  *--<s^^lsai'  ^jg^?jj^uii������in������i^^i������iu>uMigYl^"������������������������M������������]jYw"'"*"''������'ft  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER   REPORT  Compiled   by  Mr. C. II.  Urseth, of the  Hagensborg Observatory.  Temperature for the month of December, maximum, 37,  minimum,  31.  Rainfall for same period, 6.99.  NO. 19  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUJRY 31,  1914.  $1.00 a Year  Liberal Association  Holds Annual Meeting  Starts New Year With Greatly Increased Membership  Despite the inclemency of the  weather, the large' attendance at  ^annual meeting of the Bella Coo-  fSi'  V P  Colony   Hall,   Hagensborg,  HI  and had proved itself unworthy  to be longer entrusted with the  reins of government.  The secretary, H, L.  Harris,  and B. F. .Lacobsen also gave in-  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  The SS. Chelohsin made her!; Who'said snow? Three feet  usual call at this port on Satur-i fell in one night. The local saw-  day, among her passengers being j mills are busy getting in their  Several   strong   recommenda- done such excellent work in con-  ^$Mn Thursday evening last, offered j teresting addresses on the various  '*- ifunmistakable evidence that Lib-j matters with which the average  ^gferalism is strictly alive in this | taxpayer is today so much con-  flwection of the Skeena district. ] cerned, their remarks being re-  *'l~"~*' Following the usual introduc-j ceived with the utmost approval,  ftory remarks by the president,! The election of officers for the  ���������v$k$. Brynildsen, and the reading j ensuing year resulted as follows:  $m&t the minutes of the previous President, B. Brynildsen ; Vice-  li^fneeting, the secretary submitted President, B. F. Jacobsen; Sec-  '^ja^report of the year's work.  ^Mucft has been accom plished to-  Messrs. Chas. Mills and J. Milli-  champ.  Mr. Mills is well known on the  coast as  the  representative of  Kelly Douglas & Co., of Vancou-,  ver, and is spending the week on-'���������      ^ ������  business   with   the   local   mer-  logs and everbody else is just as  busy breaking trails.  Talking about breaking trails.  Any of our Conservative friends  seeing the'president and secretin Liberal Association  ! returning  home   from   Hagens-  tions from various sources have  been forwarded to the Department of Public works urging the  construction of a new bridge  across the Nbotsatsum River at  the site of the old crossing, and  it, is confidently expected that  this will also be built this year.  chants.  j borg on horseback at live o'clock  j in the morning, being forced to  Mr. Millichamp represents J. ] leave their sleigh on the road,  W. Peck Co., and is also busily might have remarked, "see what  ,* Awards better organization  and  \^rwith an increasing membership  ' ^ftne Association is stronger today  ������?* ���������     '.'���������'-  ''lAthan at any time since its organi-  'v* Jtzation.  /$tsm> The president gave a stirring  K-,  address in which he touched on  She profligacy, of the McBride  rt-administration as regards their  \~^disposal of the timber and agn-  * J"  '^cultural lands of the Province,  showing the immediate need of  ^retrenchment. The speaker clear-  ''^ '    .    ������������������'���������-'���������:     ' ���������������������������������������������.'-��������� . ���������-- '-J-  k;ly showed that the present ad-  * JS, -    ministration had been fairly tried  Treasurer, H. L. Harris. Executive Committee, R. N. Levelton,  M. B. Christensen, Capt. Thor-  son, T. E. Jacobsen, Karl W.  Brink, A. Hammer.  The following persons were  elected delegates to the convention to be held at Victoria on the  25th February. B. Brynildsen,  H. L. Harris, B. F. Jacobsen, A.  Hammer and M. B. Christenson.  Several new members were  added to the membership roll of  theassociatioiirarrd there is every  evidence that the rising tide of  Liberalism so manifest in other  parts of the Province has reached  Bella Coola.  engaged taking orders  for the  spring trade.        ���������  Thelistof outgoing passengers!  was unusually heavy and included  Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Morrison, the  Misses Marjorie and Dorothy  Clayton, Mrs. M. Cavanagh,  Messrs. F. E. Bean, Davenport  Clayton, W. Sutherland, R. B.  Bowdon and Dr. W. J. Quinlan.  Morrison  Mr.   and  Mrs  Mrs.   Cavanagh   are   paying-  short visit to Vancouver.  and  a  To Fill Vacancy of  High Commissioner  t;S'\r Richard McBride Among Possibles  j$l    L*'    Ottawa, Jan.  29.���������Rumors of  Kthe prospective or possible selections for any post that becomes  vacant  always  spread quickly,   is now plainly in sight  G.T.P. Nears Completion  Ottawa, Jan. 29.���������The Department of Railways has received  official information that only 142  miles of steel remain to be connected up on the Grand Trunk  Pacific in British Columbia, so  that the completion of the road  and there,, is no lack bf names  rmentioned as Lord Strathcona's  successor.  Among the names mentioned  is that of Hon. Robert Rogers,  who it is believed would not be  averse to accepting the position.  Other names mentioned are Hon.  G. H. Perley, Sir Edmund Osier,  Chief Justice Sir William Meredith, Sir Richard McBride, Herbert B. Ames, M. P., Hon. A. E.  Kemp and Hon. G. E. Foster.  It is considered, probable that  the position of High Commissioner may be joined with that  of permanent representative of  the Canadian Government on the  Imperial Defence Committee.  Laurier and B. C.  Ottawa, Jan. 28. Sir Wilfrid  Laurier has given notice that he  proposes to ask the minister for  some particulars in regard to the  British Columbia better te.rms  commission. He will ask who is  the secretary and whether or not  the commission has held any  sittings|or made any report. Sir-  Wilfrid: will also enquire as to  the detailed expenditure of the  the commission to date.  Duquesne, Pa., Jan. 28.- Physicians are dumfounded at case  of a mill worker who has not  slept for a whole year.  It is expected that the last rail  will be laid by June, when a  through connection will be afforded from Prince Rupert to  Moncton with the exception of  the Quebec bridge:  Builds Aeroplane  to Cross Atlantic  London, Jan. 28.��������� A special  aeroplane capable of carrying  six passengers is being built for  a trans-Atlantic flight nextyear.  Graham-White estimates forty  to sixty hours for actual crossing,  and intends that the trip shall  be made without stopping for  petrol supplies.  Misses Marjory and Dorothy  Clayton go to renew their studies  at St. Margaret's School, Victoria. They were escorted by their  brother, Mr. Davenport Clayton.  F. E. Bean is making a business'trip to Victoria and Vancouver and may be expected back  in a couple of weeks.   '  R. B: Bowden l-eturned to his  head-quarters at Prince Rupert  after his first visit to Bella Coola  as representative of the well  known firm of Vancouver wholesalers, Mackay, Smith, Blair &  Co.  Dr. Quinlan, of Prince Rupert,  left after spending three weeks  in the Valley practicing his profession of dentistry. The visits  of the doctor to Bella Coola are  always doubly welcome, on account of his skill in his profession  and no less on accoiintof his well  known genial disposition.  you get by being agin the government." However, knowing  them as we do, we can promise  that they will be found nothing  daunted. If those same Conservative friends still persist in  their present course, someday  when they are called upon to pay  their taxes, they Will wish that  they had been "agin the government" too.    ; .Rev. T. C. Col well paid his  periodical visit to the Saloomt  valley, The Crossing and Firvale  last week, the service at Bella  Coola last Sunday being conducted by Rev. W. H. Gibson.  nection with the church, the secretary-treasurer was able to report that salaries for pastor,  janitor, and all other expenses  had been fully met, with a substantial surplus remaining in the  treasury. ,  The work of clearing and fencing the cemetary lot has lately  been completed.  The reports showed that the      ���������     j church has, during the last year,  Late pupil\ of the Royal A cade- \ made   substantial   contributions  my of Music, London, England, j to its home and foreign missions.  Miss Muriel Fonceca  is open for engagements to give  instruction in SINGINQ and  PIANOFORTE PLAYING  Many communications are being received by the Development  League from people far and  wide, into whose hands have  fallen the illustrated pamphlet  of Bella Coola issued by the  League, seeking information  about this section of the province.  These are being dealt with, and  all possible information is being  accorded to these enquirers, and  there is every prospect of the  advent of a large number of new  settlers in the spring.  London Coal Porters Strike  London, Jan. 2S. Ten thousand coal porters are on strike for  higher pay. The city is experiencing the longest and worst  cold snap in many years, and  there exists great misery in  thousands;'of homes where coal  is bought/daily, only a bucketful  at a time.  Mr. John W. White, of South-  end-on-Sea, England, the smallest man in the world, died last  week. He was only 21 inches  high, and was 53 years of age.  F. A. Johnson1, of Firvale, visited town the early part of the  week, returning with a load of  supplies.  Mr. Johnson reports all well at  Firvale. The settlers are employed clearing land and otherwise improving their ranches,  there being being no snow as yet  sufficient to hinder such work  proceeding.  Several teams are busily employed in hauling material for  the new bridge across the Bella  Coola River, which is to be completed this year. The approach  which is a lengthy structure was  erected last season, when on the  appropriations being expended  work was closed down.  NOTICE  A meeting of the Executive  Committee of the Development  League will be held at the Mackenzie School on Monday, February 2nd, at 8 p. m.  Hubert L. Harris, Sec.  Final arrangements have been  arrived at between the trustees  of the Mackenzie School and the  Development League for the installation of a system of gasoline  lights in the town school.  The fixtures have been ordered  and are expected to arrive at an  early date when they will be at  once installed. The lights and  necessary fixtures and appliances  are to remain the property of  the League, the school trustees  paying a nominal sum for use of  same.           Mr. Frank Hagan intends giving a Masquerade Ball at the  Grand View Hotel on the evening  of St. Valentine's Day.  The last one was an unqualified success.  For terms apply to Miss Fonceca, care  of Mrs. B. F. Jacobsen.  The town, which has been unusually quiet of late, was somewhat startled on Tuesday last by  a runaway team belonging to  Mr. Walter Galliene, which came  careering up the main street at  a rattling pace, only being  brought to a halt after having  gone some three miles. Fortunately there happened to be no  traffic on that section of the road  at the time, or the results might  have been serious.  Hardly had the town recovered  from its shock before the occurrence was repeated by the same  team, this time making for home  at no slow pace. However, all  is well that ends well, and in  neither instance was any damage  done.   Skating is now the order in the  Valley. On several days during  the week, several of our most  prominent citizens could be seen  disporting themselves more or  less gracefully on the Necleets-  connay River, where in several  places good skating is afforded.  The local Athletic Association  are busily arranging hockey matches and getting their rinks in  order. Some good games can be  expected very shortly.  ���������������������>������*  ?  (Eiturrlj Nttiin>  Public Worship of God.  Sunday School     -     2 : 30 p. m.  Church Service     -    7:30 p. m.  All Are Welcome.  Rev.  T. C.  Colwe.'l, B. A., Pastor  Hagensborg Items  NOTICE.  The Annual Meeting of the Bella  Coola Telephone, Light & Power  Company, Ltd., will   lake place at  Colony Hall, Hagensborg, on  Thursday, ihc 5lh clay of February, ^^ ^at"the church had^n  charitable institutions and denominational schools, the toU;  sum being equivalent to that expended in connection with its  own local work.  Mr. E. Gordon and family,  Messrs. A. Stenvick and A. C.  Nesvold were received into tr e  membership of the church.  The church has now a membership of one hundred and fifty  baptized and about eighty-fr e  communicant members, in addition to which there are a considerable number that may.be  described as associate members,  inasmuch' as while having been  baptized and brought up in the  doctrines of the Lutheran church  and still adhere to its teachings  and faith, they have not yet become members of the local  church.  The church, through its pastor  and others, have in previous  years held meetings for the public worship of God at Nootsatsum,_  the Hagensborg Church, Lower  Bella Coola Schoolhouse, and v.p  to the" last year at the town of  Bella Coola; but since the appointment of Rev. T. C. Col well  of the Methodist church, the  meetings at the last named place  have been discontinued.  Sunday school is conducted in  the Norwegian language at the  church and also at the Lower  Bella Coola Schoolhouse, and during the summer months the pastor supplements the religious  instruction by teaching parochial  school for four weeks, which is  open to, and well attended by,  all the children of the congregation.  The services at the church  have so far, principally been conducted in the Norwegian language, but of. late efforts have been  made to hold an English service  once a month. In the young  people's society meetings, both  languages have been used alternately.        Peter Oveson is at present  busily engaged in the construction of a log house on his preemption in the Saloomt valley,  in which work he his assisted by  his brothers Alf and Ole and his  brother-in-law F. M. Brewster.  at  30  p. m.  Augsburg Lutheran Church Holds  Annual Meeting.  The  annual  meeting   of   the  Augsburg Lutheran Church drew  a large attendance of members l  j from  the different parts of the |  ! valley. ��������� j  The reports of the pastor and! The owners of the saw mi Is  other officers of the church as j and many others are still patiei t-  submitted to  the  members, \ ly waiting more snow, in order  to commence logging operatior s.  joyed an exceedingly prosperous  All shareholders  in the above I year both as regards its spiritual  work and also as to its finances.  company are requested to attend.  Dated at Bella Coola the 21st  day of January, 191-1.  11. JACOBSEN. Sec.  Mr. Ole Indrevick, who has for  the last two months been busily  By funds raised by contributions j engaged on his preemption above  from members and others, and I Firvale, visited Hagensborg last  with the assistance of the two I week.    Ole still has his faithful  i Ladies Aid Societies which have' team of oxen.  to Advertise.   An ad. in the Courier never fails to bring results.  S Give us a trial. (JSSTI) Let us publish your Land Notices. BELLA  COOLA COURIER  Saturday, January 31,   J g 14  m  ��������� t  II  -jlli  ii  'ivi''  I:.  I ��������������������������� ���������  SB&  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing'Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1  Year $1.00  6 Months _.    0.75  3 Months    0.50  United States  1  Year $1.50  United Kingdom  1  Year $2.00  Subscriptions payable in advance.  its own particular section shirks  its duty and is not worthy of  support.  Regarding the lack  of roads  and trails the Omineca  Herald  has this to say:  "The greatest of the difficulties, and possibly the only one of  moment, is the lack of roads and  trails. There is no doubt but  that many thousands of dollars  have been devoted to these things  but the fact remains that the dis-  Subscribers not receiving their copy  ��������� regularly please notify the management  , at once.    Changes in address should be  sent in as soon as possible.  For Advertising  Rates,  Office.  Apply  at  To Courespondents���������No letters will he published  ��������� in the Courier,except over the writur'ssigrnature.  The Editor reserves the Kjrht. to refuse publication of any let ter.    All manuscript at writer's  risk.  bers cost only $1,227.80. This  sounds very reasonable compared  with the Skeena district.  The account for Skeena shows  a big item for telegrams; Isent  by whom to whom we do not  know. Probably from Mr. Man-  son to Victoria reporting progress and expenditure to date,  but this is mere surmise.  For launch-hire, distributing  and collecting ballot-boxes, and  incidentally toting  Mr. Manson  trict is in sorry, need of both,  and his election agents  around  Vancouver Office - - 317-323 Cambie St.  With the increased population,  the increased revenue and the  greater development of mines  and lands, it now behooves the  government to adopt a new sys-  tern of building roads. The old  system has proved an utter fail-  the coast the tax-payer paid the  sum of $5,135. Might it not have  been cheaper to have bought a  boat for the purpose' and afterwards presentedy it to Mr. Man-  son and his friends and so save  further expense on the nextoc-  ure.    A new system could not be i casion  '&alitfi prtjutli imumtut nit h\v."  SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 1914.  A New System of Road  Building Is Required  Twenty years have been consumed in sorry attempts to construct a wagon road through the  Bella Coola Valley and still we  have only a few miles of road  worthy the name.  worse. Trunk roads that can be  travelled on; that start from  some place and go some place,  are required now. The same  with the trails. They should  start from some place and go  some place and get there by the  shortest route."  ' Cost of Elections  Elections' are costly proceedings at' best, .and a glance at the  itemised account of the expenses  incurred by the Province in elect-  Posting proclamations cost  $1,054.20, evidently necessitate  ing the sending of men to the  uninhabited and unexplored districts to duly notify the denizens  of the forests' of the coming  election.  $11,445.47,  truly a  handsome  total.  Mr. Manson has, since his last,  election, lost prestige in  many  parts of his, district.    He has* so  consistently    disregarded    the  wishes of his constituents, and  .has persisted in his blind course  provincial legislature, goes to  show that when a government  is determined that a certain man  should be elected and that man  a weak man, there can be no  stinting in regard to funds. If  he cannot win- the seat, for himself, then it must be won for  him.  The cost of conducting the last  election in, the Skeena riding is  shown in the public accounts-to  have been $11,445:47.  .The amount does not include  the use of pack horses and teams  taken away from the road and  trail work which they were hired  to perform, and used for election  purposes.  Under present conditions, it  is impossible to find out the actual cost of electing the member  for Skeena, but taking all items  into consideration, it must have  cost close to $15,000.  Cariboo is a large district, but  there the election of two mem-  ing Mr. Wm. Manson to repre-  .   -If'there is any truth in  the |sent the  Skeena riding in the  adage that "misery likes sym-  .   pathy," then we may possibly  find  some small  consolation in  knowing that there are other districts, albeit not so old, where  there   exists   the same urgent  need for better roads.  The .complaint is that money  . has been spent with practically  no results, as far as any benefit  - . to the public is concerned.  True, in many instances the  only result desired was to fur-  ��������� nish employment to -those supporters of the governmelnfcwhose  allegiance can only be likened  to that of the man who proudly  proclaimed that for his part,  he would take hold of the coat  tails of his leader and follow him  to-hell if necessary.  The Government have employed men to take charge of  road work who in the words of  an old song "had better by far  have been tailors."  Another reason for the present  dissatisfaction is, that, had the  government adopted .the policy  of commencing a trail or road  somewhere and completing it to  somewhere, there would not have  been the same opportunity for  the government candidates at  election time'to. tell the electors  that unless they supported the  government there would be no  completion of that road or trai  The Omineca Herald just to  hand    describes   the  condition  correctly and in this matter re-  itterates the views of the Courier.  Of our many exchanges we appreciate perhaps most of all the  Northern     Interior     weeklies.  These several journals are doing  much towards the advancement  of their respective sections, and  as every individual settler must  share   in the benefits  accruing  to    his   particular   district,    it  should be his bounden duty to  support the local paper  to  the  fullest extent.  Each section of our vast Province has its own problems to  solve, and the publication that  does not voice the true sentiments and real requirements of  length and with his usual care,  that all the government proposed  to do for the Canadian Northern  Railway Company was to guarantee the interest on bonds to the  amount of $21,000,000. Every  precaution was taken by the  speaker to prevent the electors  from getting the idea that the  government proposed to do anything more or other than guaran-  the interest on that amount in  bonds.  It will be remembered how one  person in the audience, evidently  hailing from Missouri, had the  temerity to ask of the government candidate if it were not  possible,   in   the   event of   the  people accepting this "bargain",  for the govern ment to afterwards  alter the terms in such a way as  to increase the obligation on the  part of the Province.    Whether  he was afterwards sorry he spoke  we do not know, but certainly it  was intended that he should be,  ftr after being called everything  but a good Conservative, he was  asked   what   kind   of   men   he  thought  sat   in- the  provincial  legislature, a question on which  he is probably yet pondering.  Mr. Manson's indignation on  that occasion was almost pathetic, as he attempted to make it  appear that he was the victim  of an aspersion of the gravest  nature..--   -\���������  How many people in Bella Coola took the trouble to ascertain  ���������������������������---^   V  Popular and   Useful  Gifts  A Dirks' Watch, Chain or Fob  WATCHES for'Men.and Boys, in a great variety of  styles, but all warranted to be reliable  timckeeuers. We have many fine grades in men's Thin  Models, as well as in Models especially intended f'.���������.  Doctors, Merchants, Ranchers and.Lumbermen.  WATCHES for ladies- i-n the'mewest popular case ,|...   ~������ *������*"-" signs.    Our Catalogue shows a very fin-  line of Bracelet Watches.    The bracelet watch is now thV  most fashionable with ladies of all lands.  IN FOBS AND CHAINS ��������� ������d&Ss.rst c -  ���������- ��������������������������� __���������_  mendable styles in vogue  and our Catalogue illustrates a very representative dis  play of our stock.    See pages 21, 22, 26, 40 ancNl.  Write for our Catalogue which contains every thin w-  worth while in the jewelry line.  HENRY BIRKS & SONS, LTD.  JEWELLERS AND SILVERSMITHS  Vancouver, B. C.  GEORGE E. TROREY  Managing Director  The Bank of British North America  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT        t  of tolerating and even attempting to excuse the unsatisfactory  conditions as regards public  works and other  matters,  that  the majority of his erstwhile for themselves" by  supporters have had their fill of  him and want no more.  - What the cost of his next campaign will be, should he again  offer himself for election, we  will not presume to guess.  o     o     o     o     o  Our Railroad "Bargains"  v Recent despatches from London, England, tell of a new issue  of bonds to the extent of $7,500,-  000 by the Pacific Great Eastern  Railway Company. These bonds  are guaranteed as to'both principal and interest by the government of British Columbia.  Reading this, one's mind naturally reverts back to 1909, when  the government came to the  people with the Canadian Northern "bargain."  Many people in Bella Coola will  remember how our present mem-  bar   explained   at   considerable  a   cursory  examination of after-events to  what'extent Mr. Manson's indignation warranted?  . Do the, Conservatives of Bella  Coola know that the provincial  government is guaranteeing the  bonds of the Canadian Northern  Railway Company, not only as  to the interest but also ao to the  principal, and not only to the extent of $21,000,000, as e'xplained  by Mr. Manson, but to the amount  of nearly $43,000,000. If our  Conservative friends have known  this, why have they continued to  *  support a man and a government  whose word was worthless?  The probability' is that Mr.  Manson was sincere in his belief  that the terms of the "bargain"  would not be altered, but then  he like many other "members of  the legislature, are only allowed  to know so much,' and no more.  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  A glance at the public accounts  show that the Province is guaranteeing the interest and principal  of the bonds of the Canadian  Northern.and the Pacific Great  Eastern Railway Companies to  the sum of nearly $59,000,000.  Is it not probable that the  financial condition of the Province  on account of these guarantees  is responsible for the fact that  the Premier, instead of arranging a loan in the ordinary way,  should be forced to procure it  by issuingtreasury notes, chargeable against the ordinary revenue  After you have accomplished  a really good thing get busy  again.  Lord Slrathcona 's Death.  By the death of Lord Strath-  cona and Mount Royal, Canada  lias not only lost a great citizen,  but a true friend whose whole  life has been earnestly devoted  to the advancement of her interests. -  Now that his work is done,  many tributes will be paid to his  work and worth, but mere words  can never fully describe the  grandeur of his services to Canada, nor the depth of gratitude  we Canadians owe to him now  that his name will be only a  memory in the land ; but when  shall we look upon his like  again?  SBSsSSt*j  Did You Get Yours  This Morning  BRAID'S BEST COFFEE  NVALID PORT  A SUPERIOR  MEDICATED  WINE  Unsurpassed as a  TONIC,   STIMULANT   AND   INVIGORATOR  J       A      T/ A I a   1      Wholesale Distributers  . A. Jepoorten Ltd.,yjdvcouvER,B.c.  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY."  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  Boscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.  REGULAR FREIGHT   AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S.S/VENTURE,,LeavesuVidoria ^ w������b*day.  ��������� ~���������l,eavcs Vancouver every Thursday at 11 p.m.  LEAVES BELLA COOLA SUNDAY MORNING.  S. S. "Capilano" or S. S. "Coquitlam" also call with  Gasoline and Explosives by special arrangement.  For rates of Froi^hLs,   Fares and other information, apply to  Hkao Okfich,  Cakuai.i. St.,   Vancouvkic; or John  Kaknsuoy,  1003  (JOVICHNMIONT  ST.,   VlOTOIUA.  4������  .?��������� m  3  h4  Wti$$liar<lay> January 31,   1914  BELLA   COOLA   COURIER  ������WS ssrr  '"   '' ABUSING AUTHORITY.  '~V.* *lt appears that the legislature  1 /is omnipotent. It can seat members who have .disqualified themselves by accepting pay from the  Crown in violation of the "Constitution: Act'���������; or exempt them  from penalties'in the event, of  such violations.  We are greatly mistaken how-  kWt if-the public will not look  'enabl-  Sf  Jgpf bill," which confirms the  ,>Jf%ight of Messrs. W. H. Heywood  W(Cowichan),;r'Av\-;tucas (Yale),  apd J. P. Shaw (Kamloops), to  retain their seats in the House,  notwithstanding that they had  received payments.in connection  th the commissions of which  hey are members, as an<���������abuse  of power' for which no self-respecting   administration   would  the government was facing decreased revenues and declining  trade, while the people as a whole  were enduring the most acute  period of hard .times that has  afflicted Canada since the Liberal government came to power in  1896. Whether'. or no there is  any truth in the Conservative  argument that there was prosperity under the Laurier government merely because Providence  was on his side, there is.grim reality in the replies of many Canadians out of work anddepending  upsn charity for warmth of food,  that they are haying a very bad  time because Providence is not  on Borden's side. Canada is  learning that it is, unwise to fly  in the face of Providence.  v.  *'\-ttmake itself responsible.  vWiLast   session,   the   Attorney-  Jj^feaneral purposed extending the  Ttlerm of service of the members  T^qf the legislature to five years,  "^Walthough. they had been elected  Vf^y the people for four years, m ac-  '4S5cordance with the constitution;  /^fahd only when the Liberal press  "Vlhld drawn attention to the bare-  Waced  iniquity of   the proposal  ,= \\\ ^  '", Iwfcs it withdrawn.  ������������������? ������i>^-v        ���������������������������������������������.���������-..        ���������   ���������������������������.        ,.  J"- Th Mr. Bowser, we have a dic-  ' tattir who considers such matters  .'   a's .the constitution and the rights  *    ;;of%ie people as\beneath thedig-  ' - -nity of his office, but we do not  "\he;sitate to predict that,  given  k, .^.'the opportunity,  the people of  --Sf^t-ie Province will   bring these  wEhings home to him in no uncer-  vtaih manner.  C WHERE IS 'POVIDENCE  7 'NOW?-  t^Its Beneficence Ceased With  *l     Defeat of Laueier  'V1  Government.  *jThe Speech from the Throne  made reference to several conditions in Canada, but with a  certain political cunning Premier  Borden avoided mentioning that  Unfriendly Canada.   "  Having won his victory over  reciprocity and good neighborhood by the most outrageous attacks upon the United States and  their people, Mr. Borden, Tory  leader in Canada and chief imperial hypocrite of the day, says: j  The verdict was in no wise dictated.by any spirit of unfriendliness to the great republic. No  such spirit exists."  We venture to say that more  influential than the expostulations and money of Canada's  protected interests, more powerful than the pleas of its east-and-  west railroad corporations', and  more important than the cash  sent into the Dominion by our  tariff idolaters was the cockney  and hooligan jingoism which represented reciprocity as merely  the advance agent of annexation.  No;, there is no unfriendliness  toward Americans in Canada.  It is only suspicion, hatred, fear,  jealousy arid rancor. British  born in the year of our Lord, 1776.  Friendly neighbors do not accuse each other of annexation or  abduction. Unfriendly neighbors sometimes provoke one or  both of them.���������St. Louis Globe-  Democrat.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  /"OAL, MINING RIGHTS of Iho Dominion, in  ^" Manitoha, Saskatchewan ami Alisbkta.  thn Yukon Tkruitohy, theNoKTii-wEST'Tututi-,  , tokiks and in a portion .of the PkoVinck of  Uhitikh Goi.umiiia. may h<! loiisud for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 tin  acre. Not more than iJ.fKKJ aere.M will l><; loaned  to one applicant.  Amplication for a lease must be made Jjy-tho  applicant in portion to the AkooI. or Sulj-Afcent  of the district in which the ritflib) applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or leual subdivisions of hci>  lions, and in uiiHuryeyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must bo accompanied by a  fee of $5 Avdiich 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 live cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mininic 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.Secretury 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.���������30GDO.  o>  ( H  ���������<>-������EH������-('',  a  To Land Seekers, Campers,  Prospectors,, Etc.  Why Pack Your Outfits  Further Than Necessary?  ������  WE CARRY COMPLETE LINES OF THE FOLLOWING AT BELLA COOLA PRICES:  GROCERIES TENTS DRY GOODS HARDWARE  CAMPERS1 SUPPLIES PACKERS' REQUISITES  HAY  AND   GRAIN  ������  Sella Cook Mercantile Co., Hagensborg ^������'^  12 Miles from Bella  d on Direct  the Interior  0>������Sffi������B-O-5!HISM>-������!roB-<>-fflEa������.O-������SBB������-O-effiSW-< >���������<  o-oas������-o-<  ���������<H  ���������o  m  Agent for and  Owner of  FARM, TIBER LANDS AND WATER POWER  IN BELLA COOLA AND VICINITY  TEN ACRE FARMS A SPECIALITY  WANTED  Listing of Lots and Acreage j  in  Bella Coola and Valley.  Give full particulars,  Price, Title, etc., to  MARTIN J. RAVEY  826 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B.C.  Dry Goods  BUSINESS CARDS  Geofkrky K. Burnett D. J. McGucan  C.E.. B.C.I-.S., E.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 880. Telephone 232.  ^ 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.  MRS. J. CLA YTON *f,  blished  864  \  LER  Why not take  land in  a district  with a future ?  J. A. LeROY PhoneSey. 9387 -J- NATION  BUS  MEETS ALlTbOATS XnO^'raJnIs  Hotel Winters  COR. ABBOTT AND WATER STREETS  VANCOUVER, B.C.  EUROPEAN    PLAN    HOT AND COLD WATER  S1.00 TO  $2.50      STEAM   HEATED  ROOMS WITH BATH  I "1  id G  D     !  Boots and Shoes  Groceries and General Merchandise  Hardware    0   Surveyors', Loggers'  and Packtrain Supplies a Speciality  FURS Bought and Sold   BELLA  COOLA, B. C  in  0  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.  VANCOUVER LAND 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 pin-chase the following  described land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  north-east corner of Lot S57, thence  south twenty-two chains, thence east  twentychains, 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-J an. 24  The position of High Commissioner at London is the blue ribbon of the Canadian Civil service. Many distinguished names1; ? o  are mentioned as probable suc-j  cessors to Lord Strathcona. The  office carries with it social responsibility that place it 'beyond  the reach of any but wealthy  men, the salary attached being  inadequate to maintain the prestige pertaining to the office.  Any appointee who can fill it  within a reasonable degree of  the efficiency of the late esteemed  incumbent will render his country  a great service.  WRITE US ABOUT &ELLA COOLA LANDS.  Farm  Lands Company  Bella Coola, B. C.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������RANGE   III.  Take Notice that William Wright  Copeland of Chezacut, B.C., occupation  stock raiser, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at  the south-east corner of Lot. 329, thence  west twentychains, thence south twenty  chains, thence east twentychains, thence  north twenty chains to point of commencement, containing 40 acres, more  or less.  WIDLIAM WRIGHT COPELAND.  Dated. October 11. 1U13. Nov. 29���������Jtm. 21.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   Or   COAST���������RANGE   HI.  Take Notice that Samuel Copeland,  of Okanagen Center, occupation fruit  raiser, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  south-east corner of Lot 733, thence  west twenty chains, thence south  twenty chains, thence east twenty  chains, thence north twenty chains to  point of commencement, containing 10  acres, more or less.  SAMUEL COPELAND.  Kino Christian of Denmark Cans  His Voice.  King Christian X, of Denmark,  is the first monarch who has  talked into a phonograph for the  purpose of preserving his voice  for the historic phonographic archives in the Danish royal library.  He repeated into it his proclamation and his speech, when  he received the crown after King  Frederick's sad death.  if  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons" Famous  Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland.  WINES, LIQUORS and CHGARS  PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO  WE   SHIP   PROMPTLY  758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.   j  I  KM  ���������<>���������<  < )  < '">���������  < M  < M  ���������O-C I 3B-0  urs  Highest market prices paid.  Fair grading given.  EXPRESS CHARGES PAID  ON ALL SHIPMENTS.  Prompt returns. Write for  Price List and Shipping Tags  to���������  LEVENSON  281-83 Alexander Ave.  Oalwl, October II. 19111.  Nov. 29���������Jim. 21.  VV. W. OOl'KI.AND.  Awrciit.  THE "PATRIOT'S" LAMENT  Oh, Johnny, dear, and do ye hear the news that's going round,  That plunges (.'very patriot in misery profound?  They're saying that the Radicals have had us for a tool  And now they want a conference to talk about Home Rule.  Ochone, to think my old shillaly stands behind the door!  To think how Oi'vo behaved meself as ne'er Oi've done be-  Animals, Birds, Fish  and all kiiwds of  Game Hnads  Mounted True to  Naturv i  Hides tanned ami made  into Rugs and R obes  All work strictly Iirst-class  A. Mittler  EXPERT  TAXIDERMIST  728Helmcken Street  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  t  ���������">-<"S><S'  tore  ,t  years  O'ive niver trailed me ould  Salesman: Now, here, madam. \  is a piece of goods that speak for  itself; I-~ Customer (interrupting) :   Then  suppose you   keep  To think  for years and  green coat.  Because said Mister Redmond, "Whist! we want the Saxon  vote!"  It's hard to think that after all those millions of gold  Won't come across to Dublin for us patriots to hold:  To think the hated Union Jack will still be flying seen  In insult to the Clan-na-gael, ochone! on College Green.  My features ache with smiling when it's scowling I would be;  I've sprained my constitution with obeying the decree.  And now ye comes and tells me, after sitting on me gall,  That Oi'll have to stay an Englishman, begorra, after all.  t  13  Watches and Clock  Repaired  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  ���������I���������WBW���������IMW���������W>llll II !������������������!������������������ ���������������������������!!  I I  CHARLES TAYLOF  BELLA COOLA.   B.C.  e  ���������8^"  Suss*!* fir TRAPPERS  We pav HIGHEST MARK<;T  PRICES for all Raw Fur Skit s,  because we use them for mai u-  facturing. Sell finished article  direct to public.  You   get  middleman's profit.  Write for Special Price List and 1; gs.  C. H. ROGERS  FURS  Direct Exporter ami  Manufacturer  Walkerton, c i  rrr^'MT���������''^^  Madge    Don't you think a girl,     "I   remember  very   well   the  should marry an economical man? tirst  dollar   1  ever   put   in   the  quiet  a  moment and  give  it a! Dolly    1 suppose so; but iis aw-  bank.'  chance. ��������� i'ul being engaged to one. have put in more than one?  m mantM     ���������!������������* h.  Patient:   How much  will  the  "The first ?   Then you | operation cost ?      Surgeon:   I'll  give you cut rates. p  h  M  T  Ii irJi  [1 jig  I  I  r.  |.i1' .X,,ii  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, January 31,   J9i4 A!������B  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  'V*  HANDISE  ^  fl  30E  HOE  H  en's, Ladies* and  Children's Shoes  k\  HOE  HOE  &  nor  30E  u  p  ocenes,  ware  ^  Men's Suits, Shirts  and Underwear  IOE  HOE  v Pack'and Riding Saddles'  TENTS  ~Camp, Heating and Cook  Stoves  WE   CARRY  A   LARGE  STOCK   OF  FANCY   AND   STAPLE   GROCERIES  AT LOWEST   PRICES  Hr'A<  ! \Ai&.A  Mm  4/  Settlers, Prospectors and  Campers  Supplies  B,  BRYNILDSEN   8c CO.  BELLA  COOLA, b c  r^  U������  Gold Seal Liquor Co.,Ltd.  '"   VANCOUVER, B. C,:;:  Are the leading Wine and Liquor dealers of the Pacific Coaft.  They  Specialize  with  Quality, and   Thrice for  Family use.   '  Wi Ue for illustrated Catalogue of Wines, Liquors, Beers,  Ale and Stout.  Lord Strathcona's Holdings in Winnipeg  * , - - ���������*  Winnipeg, Jan. 28.���������It is estimated that" the holdings of the  late Lord Strathcona in Winnipeg  will total over $2,000,000. In  Silver Heights he held nearly 800  acres of very valuable property.  He owned Fort Garry Court at  the corner of Main Street and  Broadway, and "several other  valuable properties, both in the  city and throughout the province.  Rolled Into Snowball  Peabody, Kas., Jan. 25.���������Alexander McGregor, an aged man,  was rollled a distance of 150 feet  through wet snow by a locomotive. When assistance reached  him he was in the center of a  snowball six feet in diameter.  He probably will die.  MOTHER LANDS A HARD ONE.  The conversation in the lobby  of a Washington hotel drifted to  the beautiful ��������� way in which  mother occasionally lands a good  knock, when Congressman James  M. Graham, of Illinois, recalled  an incident that occurred in the  home of a friend.  One day the little five-year-old  daughter of the house was looking through a picture book," when  she suddenly glanced up to her  mother.  "Mamma," said she, with a  very serious expression, "don't  men ever go to heaven?"  "Why, of course, my dear,"  answered the mother in a surprised voice. "What makes you  ask?" -'���������������������������'���������.  ' 'Because,'' responded the little  girl, turning to the book again,  "I have never seen any pictures;  of angels with whiskers." j  "That's easily accounted for, i  darling,"   was  the  smiling re-j  joinder of mother.    "While men  do go to heaven, they only get  there by a very close shave."  HUGHES BROS.  BIG  LIQUOR STORE  Wines, Liquers and Cigars ,  WE    SHIP    EVERYWHERE \  Send for free price list with shipping instructions ������A  105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C. J*  &  V  1 \%  vIStf*  f i  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  IF YOU GET IT AT  i  PLIM LEY'S  IT'S  ALL  RIGHT  BIG FALL  IN  CYCLE  PRICES  COPYRIGHT *  Mrs. Hoolihan: This paper says  there do be- sermons in stones.  Phwat d'yez think of thot ?  Hoolihan: Oi dunno about the I  sermons, but ma/iy a good argument has coom out av a brick.���������  New York Post.  During stocktaking we have found that we have quite  a number of second-hand, shop-soiled and "returned  from hire" machines and are holding an end of season  clearance at big reductions.    Look into this.  Thos.Plimley  739 Yates Street  VICTORIA, B. C.  '   o  SUBSCRIPTON  RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Pay-able in Advance.  CANADA.  One Year $1.00  Six Months ..'.  0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Yfjar  $1-50  Umitek Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $2.00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find -.. .subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name.  P. 0.  Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed  Mi.!

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