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C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1915.  $1.00 a Ye  Germans New  Campaign Begins  Coming Battle Will Influence Southern  Campaign  ,*'  *f  SA'/W  "/ Petro'grad, Jan. 29.���������There are  ;;'tmany "evidences that the opening  %f stage of the new campaign which  :?'liasjti^n forced on' Germany by  '{' the^crlsis in ^Hungary, will be a  gfeat^attle north of the Carpathian^/ The   Germans  have  sprea^Jyery large, forces across  / anXefghty  mile front,   covering  *t the^outlets   from   the   passes,  '- Eastward from Dukla they have  . 'dey^eVoped some advance during  ��������� r^tKet'last three days, but; this is  / jcausjhg no anxiety as: it is the  ''p'roceas which the Russians have  'induced them to go through twice  ; layiySwhentheymet with defeat  vVeach time.    The best success to  f the^Russians-in the Carpathians  '* has ^hitherto .been   gained   by  drawing the enemy's forces for-  word'from the dense woods into  #e^pen country sloping to wards  V Galicia.   This coming battle must  '" >"gr%tly  influence   the   e n pi r e  southern   campaign   as   far   as  Servia and Transylvania.     It is  , of^'innnitefy   more   importance  thapHhe constant collisions in  central Poland, which is, for the  time being, the least important  factor   in    the   whole   Russian  campaign.  Tiie initial stage "of the battle  has been strongly in favor of the  Russians. The Austrians, who  had gathered a strong force near  . th'e-outlet of Casliska pass, were  subjected to a determined attack  ��������� by'Vthe   Russians and  suffered  ', heavy losses.    The fighting be-  * gins to reveal the fatal defects  that'were responsible for the  numerous Austrian defeats in  the early period of the Galician  campaign. The men enter battle  wiflfcgood discipline and up to a  poirit}jfight stubbornly, but when  battlers prolonged into third or  fourth' day entire divisions throw  up the sponge and the idea of  surrender becomes infectious.  'Assaults Have Ceased  German Submarine  Rammed  Harwich, Jan. 28.���������-A report is  current here tonight that another  success has rewarded the vigilance of the British fleet in the  North Sea.   The story is that  two destroyers when  near  the  German  coast   on   Sunday  last  sighted, the periscope of a hostile  submarine, it  being apparently  the intention of the latter to attack one of the  British  ships.  The commander of the destroyer  boldly charged the submarine.  The members of the crew of the  destroyer believe that the submarine was rammed as they state  that a large quantity of oil rose  to the surface of the sea.  Australian Cruiser  Sinks German Ship  London, Jan. 28���������A Melbourne  despatch to Reuter's Telegram  Company states that an Australian cruiser captured and sank a  supply ship which had been acting as an auxiliary for German  cruisers. The officers and men  of the German ship are prisoners  aboard the cruiser.  Fierce Fighting in  Northern France  Kaiser's Personal Plans Fail  Gun of Great Range  Amsterdam, Jan. 28.���������A Ger-  man military newspaper announces that a new naval gun of  sixteen calibre and with a range  of twenty-five miles has been  created.  German Cruiser Koiberg Reported Sunk  Enemy's Aircraft Attacks Own Ship  London, Jan. 28.���������An official statement says: "The German  cruiser Koiberg is reported to have been sunk.in Sunday's battle  in the North Sea. The Koiberg is a third class cruiser of 4,252  tons, a sister ship of the Mainz which was sunk by Viee-Admiral  Beatty's fleet in the battle of Heligoland Bight. Her armament  consisted of twelve 4-in. and four 2-in. guns. Her speed was 25.5  knots and she carried a crew of 379."  An account of the naval battle appearing today in the Daily  Mail, says: "At the close of the action the Derflinger disappeared  from view with her funnel shot away and blazing from stem to  stern. The Moltke was in no better 'plight and the Seydlitz was  completely awash astern. According to a statement-by German  prisoners, a German aircraft mistook the sinking Bluecher for a  British ship and hastened her end by dropping bombs on her."  London, Jan. 28.���������An Amsterdam despatch says: "According  to Vienna reports the Russian  assaults on Przemysl have practically ceased. There are five  thousand Russian prisoners in  the fortress.''  Warned of German Coup  London, Jan. 28���������It is reported  here that the British \varships  near New York have been warned  to watch for a German coup to  liberate the interned Hamburg-  American steamships by having  them make a dash for the open  sea.  No Imperial Conference  ���������.���������������������������Ottawa, Jan. 28.���������According  to ah Ottawa despatch in the  Montreal Gazette, no Imperial  conference will be held this year,  in spite of the fact that such a  suggestion has been made recently in London. "It is understood," says the Gazette, "that  there will be no demand on the  part,of Canada that such a conference which would undoubtedly deal with the improvement in  the status of the self-governing Dominions be held in the  present condition of affairs."  Only Four German  Big Cruisers Left  Germany started the war with  ten armored cruisers of modern  type, that is, built within ten  years. These were: Bleucher,  Goeben, Scharnhorst, Gneisnau,  Moltke, Derflinger, Seyditz, Kais-  erin Augusta, Von Der Tann,  Hertha and Lutzow. Of these  the Goeben is somewhere in the  Bosphorous, in a damaged condition ; the Scharnhorst and  Gneisenau were sunk in the battle  off theFalkand Islands; the  Bleucher and possibly another  cruiser were destroyed in the  North Sea while a third was  seriously damaged. Germany  has only four battle cruisers left,  and battle cruisers, in every naval  battle of the war, so far, have  proven their value.  C. N.R. Arranges Loan  Ottawa, Jan. 28.���������It is stated  that the Canadian Northern Railway has borrowed $2,000,000  through the Fidelity Trust Company, Philadelphia, at 5 percent.  The security given is on the rolling stock of the company. All  the money is to be paid in instalments of $105,000, at intervals  of six months.  Predict War Soon to End  London, Jan. 28.���������It is predicted in the leading financial circles  here, that the war will end much  sooner than is common lv believed  Paris, Jan. 29.���������After having  concentrated large forces between La Basse and Festhubert,  says despatch from Saint Omer,  the Germans attempted to break  through the lines of the Allies in  an effort to capture ��������� Bethune.  The attack commenced early in  the morning, the enemy's infantry being strongly supported by  artillery and armored trains.  Five, attempts were made to  pierce the Allied lines, but all  were unsuccessful. The Germans even advanced as far as  the,church in Givenchy-Les-La-  basse, but were driven back.  Fierce bayonet fights were incidents of the battle and the loss  of life was very heavy. The  streets of Vermiliies.' Gyksmit,  Junchy and the neighboring villages were covered with the  dead bodies of German soldiers.  According to the statement of  several prisoners, this attack  was planned several days before,  Emperor William himself going  to La Basse to study the disposition of his troops.  This is a decided victory for  our troops who only lost about a  third as many' men as the enemy.  Many prisoners were taken.  Turks Resume Offensive  Petrograd, January 29.���������The  Turks, who since the reverses  they sustained a month ago at  Sari Kamysh and Ardahan have  been more or less inactive, are  again taking the offensive at  three widely seperated points,  namely: in Tehoruk district, Olti  and Khor. Military observers  claim to see in this activity the  elaboration of the German program of a stronger offensive  throughout the Carpathian  front.  making his annual visit to the  various schools throughout the  valley.  Mr. Hughes from Victoria, arrived by the last steamer from  the south and will spend some  time in town as the guest of Dt\  Bavis whose brother-in-law he is.  Mr. Mosley of Hazelton is here  for the purpose of looking over  some local property with a view  to purchase.  The number of those from  Bella Coola who have joined the  colors continues to grow. John  Scott, lately employed by the  local cannery is now serving in  the British navy.  For Sale  as a going concern the premises i\nqu)n as the Grand View  Hotel, {Bella Coola.  For particulars apply to���������  <P. O. Box 90  (Bella Coola, B. C.  the probable date of Germany's  collapse.  London,  Jan.  28.���������An  agree-  owing to the inability of Germany jment was signed in London to-  to stand the financial strain. ! day for a loan of $5,000,000 to  Next May is being mentioned as! Rumania.  Some time ago the question of  approaching our Dominion representative on the matter of a  reduction in the telegraphic rate  between this place  and  Prince  Rupert, was brought to the attention of the late secretary of  the Bella Coola. Conservative Association  by the management of  this paper.   The matter was duly  brought before a meeting of the  association and H. S. Clements,  M.P., was written on the matter.  We  are  now   pleased  to  announce that Mr.  Clements has  stated that the said rates will be  shortly reduced from $2.25 to $1.  We would mention that this important and welcome information  reaches  us through Mr. R.  O.  Jennings who may justly be considered as  being   possessed  of  authentic information on this as  on other governmental matters.  Mr. Jennings reports that he  is also busily engaged in an endeavor to secure a better steamboat   connection   between   this  port  and   Prince  Rupert.     Mr.  English, manager fortheDraney  Fisheries   Ltd.   at   Namu,   has  promised   to  afford   ample   and  proper accommodation to passengers north-bound.   Mr. Jennings  who will shortly visit Vancouver  has kindly promised to use his  best endeavors towards arranging with the  Union S. S. Co. to  have their steamers make proper  and regular connections at Namu,  The cruiser Charles Todd of  the Indian department returned  to port on Sunday after a short  cruise to Bella Bella and Rivers  Inlet.   A long felt want has been supplied in the opening up of a restaurant in the premises known  locally as the Fosback Building.  The enterprising persons are Mr.  and Mrs. Bert Thommeson to  whom we offer our best wishes  for success.  Those interested in ice-hockey  should not fail to attend  the game to be held this afternoon at the rink adjacent to Ay-  tounfarm. The rivallry between  the local teams is becoming intense and an excellent exhibition  can be expected.  W. H. Mackay of Hagensborg,  visited town on Wednesday on  business. He reports that the  work of clearing the land around  the Colony Hall has been commenced and that already the site  presents a very altered appearance. The sawmills are anxious- .  ly looking forward to a fall of  snow to facilitate the work of  getting in the supply of logs for  the coming season's cut.- Land  clearing is being vigorously  pursued in some quarters, the  weather b ei.n g exceptionally  suited to such work.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  B. C. A. A.  The annual meetingof the Bella Coola Athletic Association  took place at the Colony Hall,  Hagensborg, on Saturday 23rd  inst., president T. P. Saugstad  occupying the chair. The chief  business was the election of officers for the ensuing year which  resulted as follows: President,  T. P. Saugstad, re-elected; vice-  president, J. C. Hoage; secretary-treasurer, Randolph Saugstad ;A auditor, Ivor Nygaard;  manager of baseball, Harry Burt;  manager ice hockey, John Nygaard; manager football, F. G.  Hagan.  The annual subscription was  reduced from $5 to $2 in order  to encourage a larger membership. Several new members  were enrolled and the prospects  seem bright for a successful sea-'  son.   Our attention has been dravvr  to a recent statement in these  columns to the effect that the  Hagensborg basketball team recently gained its first victory  over the Bella Coola boys. This  it appeal's was a misstatement  as we are informed that Hagens-  so saving intending passengers! borg have been the victors on  to and from the north any un-j three seperate occasions. More  reasonable loss of time in wait- power to them we say.  ing for connections.  S. S. Chelohsin arrived in port  about midnight on Wednesday,  bringing a large number of passengers.  Road-superintendent R. O.  Jennings is in town on one of  his periodical visits. Mr. A. H.  Tomlinson,   provincial   horticul  turist, and Mr. .Ramsay, live  stock expert, are here on business  with our local farmers, and are  at present the guests of Mr. S.  Le C Grant of Aytoun farm,  at which place the government  experimental plot is located.  Inspector oi schools Gower, is  NOTICE.  THE ANNUAL MEETING of  the Bella Coola Telephone, Light | *  (Elutrrh Nnttr*  and Power Company, will be held  &  at the Colony Hall, Hagensborg,  on   Saturday,   February 6th,   at i ^  1:30 p. m. | ^  9  Lowkk Uku.aCdou: Church  Service, 11 a. m.  Hell.a Cool.a: Sunday School,  10:45 a. in.  Church Service, 7:30 p. m.  Rec.  T. C. Cnlucll. P.. A.. Pastor BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  The Courier  Publish ed Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  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Suggestions.  ���������  ��������� There has  been  considerable  activity of late among local Conservatives.. ..Several club meetings have been held, but'never  yet in the memory of any person  in  Bella. Coola- have  the local  Conservatives had the temerity,  to- state, publicly what in their  idea was .for ..the welfare of the  community.    Nor can  they be  persuaded to meet' with those  who'do not belong to any of the  several  Conservative   organizations,., for the' purpose' of discus-  sin g matters of local and provincial interest.   It would appear  that such matters are not regarded as worthy the attention' of  such a .select body as our local  Tory aggregation.    From what  we can gather, and it is an undeniable fact, their sole, efforts  seem to be directed to the parcelling out of the public money.  The appointing   of road-bosses  and distribution   of  "jobs" to  the faithful, and only to them,  seems to be the all-absorbing occupation of these people.  -  We would like to ask what are  they afraid of?   Why not come  out into the open  and tell the  public what they are doing?   If  their efforts are directed towards  things commendable,  and. their  intentions are   not   selfish  and  partisan, but rather for the betterment of conditions throughout  the whole district, why not let  us know about them?  May we respectfully ask of our  Conservative friends what they  have done towards bringing the  matter of the Bella Coola-Tatla  Lake road to the attention of the  government?  6     6     O      O     O  The Courier has on several occasions pointed out the desirability of having the many  islands oh our coast properly  cruised by competent men, with  the object of ascertaining their  suitability for settlement by a  much needed class of expert  fishermen. We are strongly of  the opinion that only by a well-  devised System of community  settlement on our islands will  our fisheries ever be properly de-  .veloped. Community settlement  is essential to the maintenance  of schools and a mail-service,  which are matters of the greatest importance to any would-be  settler. As evidence that the  right class of fishermen is ob  tainable we refer to.the Montreal  Star and Family Herald, which  speaking of the conditions in the  fishing industry in Great Britain  says: "Hundreds of fishermen  along the east coast are practically out of employment. Many  of these men are going to the  large industrial centres in search  of work." These are just the  class of men we want to settle  on our coast and develop our  fishing industry, which is as yet  practically untouched (except  perhaps by Japanese). Here is  a matter which we commend to  the local Conservative club with  the suggestion, respectfully submitted, that it would .probably  redound with more lasting bene-,  fit to Northern B. C. than would  the appointing of this man rather  than the other as road-boss.  At the risk of censure, we cannot refrain from expressing the  hope we entertain that the time  may speedily come when, instead  of   scrapping   and   quarrelling  about who shall be allotted the  privilege of working on the road  at $3 per day (paid from " the  public money for the public benefit),' the.irresistable force of the  combined intellect of our Conservative friends of the several  organizations may   be   directed  towards laying the' foundation  for the future progress and de-:  velopment of the1 large and as  yet undeveloped district of which  Bella Coola Valley forjns only a  part,, albeit an important part.  o    o    o    o    o  As far as Bella Coola Valley is  concerned, there are many questions which heed to 'be dealt  with.  The joining of a Conservative  association for the mere sake of  getting employment on public  works may be' alright for the individual who is devoid of ambition, but such ideals are not going to do much towards building  up the community.  It is a well-known fact that a  considerable number of men  have lately joined the local Conservative association solely for  the purpose stated above. Some  of these men, to our actual knowledge, have hitherto heid and  expressed views which could not  possibly be termed other than  condemnatory to the present ad  ministration. Some were even  avowed Liberals. But they needed employment so joined the  Conservative club. We cannot  altogether blame, these persons  for this action on their part,  which might at first sight appear  hardly consistent or straightforward. But we do blame and  condemn the system which compels men to sacrifice their own  opinions, a system of coercion  which would fetter the freedom  of thought and threaten free  speech. We blame and condemn  those in authority, who weild the  bludgeon. Those by whose orders men are compelled to "get  in with the boys" or be out of  employment. Bella. Coola like  every other part of the province  is experiencing slack times and  there are many men, some with  families, who musthaveemploy-  ment and it is on these that the  bludgeon falls with greatest  force. -  This is the great political machine of the McBride govern-  ment. This is what Sir Richard  meant when he said the first  thing was to get. into power and  then to stay in.  We~say ttiat such a system is  an abomination and a disgrace.  It is degrading to the public  conscience. The men in authority who put the system into effect  are unworthy the respect of right  thinking and fair minded men.  They are even ashamed of themselves as shown by their readiness to deny their part in'the  working of the system. Such  men are as dangerous to the  community as to the province.  They are self-seekers, owned and  controlled by whatever party  happens to be in power.  - Under this system, having be-  com,e strong in a certain' district  through the "potlatching" of  jobs and the dispensing of public  money, these officials are frequently chosen by the machine  to contest the said district in  the event of an election. They  have electioneered for years at  the public expense, they have  made "good fellows" of themselves by bestowing favors on  the faithful. They have brought  recalcitrants into line by means  of the bludgeon. They are  "strong."    We say such a per-  :'MAGIG;map^;  ^fiAKlNGP!  son is unfitted to represent any  constituency, so let us beware.  o     c     o     o     o  Retribution. '  Exulting in the "success"' of  the raid on the unprotected  towns on the east coast of England, the Germans have added  to their long list of blunders by  essaying another attempt of a  similar character.  It is evidently realized by them  that the navy must do something  to justify its existence. The  German people have come to resent the navy, which they have  been taxed to- the utmost to  build and maintain, being almost  entirely inactive while British  shipping sails the seas unmolested.  To satisfy a popular demand,  and at the same time to give  vent to their hatred against  Great Britain something had to  be done, and so a few nonepm-  batants" were ruthlessly ' murdered, for that is what the results of the raid actually amounted to. The news of this wonderful feat was evidently received  in Germany with a demand  for more and so we find a  second attempt being made.  This time, however, the raiders  failed in their object, and paid  the penalty of their reckless  daring with the loss of their  armored cruiser Blucher with  oyer seven hundred and fifty.of  her crew. So now the score is  more than even. Those who lost  their lives] in the first raid are  amply avenged. After this lesson, there is little danger that  the German navy will acquire  the habit of raiding unprotected  towns on the coast of Great  Britain.  o     o     o     o     o  Wait and See.  Fritz von Geisler writes to the  "Herr Editor" of the New York  Herald, anewspaper which seems  impervious to the teachings of  Ridder and von Bernstorff: "I  am a German.    You Americans  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  Saturday, January 30,  ]()>*. ,/|f    ��������� . i , * i  -1?  . Standard  CHICK STARTER  CHICK FOOD  CHICK DEVELOPER  SCRATCH FOOD  SOLD BY LEADING DEALERS  AND BY  ALBERTA  PACIFIC  GRAIN  COMPANY  LTD.  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  "A. P. Standard"���������We stand back of every sack  Gaiilt Brothers Limited  WHOLESALE <DRY GOODS  361 Water Street        Vancouver, B. C.  ^ Qaull Brothers Jor over 60 years haoe successfully  maintained wholesale warehouses throughout Canada  1$ The Vancouver stock is the largest and best assorted  stock on the Coast, in some cases the best Wesi'of Toronto  STAPLES Ready-to-Wear CARPETS  SMALLWARES   MEN'S FURNISHINGS    LINENS  RIBBONS House Furnishings       DRESS GOODS  -j  rM*-*', J  .W;  ���������'to  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED THE DAY RECEIVED  ���������-I  5  ' 17 j -S  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 Order*  ���������V  VS.*  do not know that we are fighting  for liberty and justice. You do  not know that this, war was  forced upon us by the English  and the Russians. We are fighting for America too, and if we  were defeated America would  lose her independence. But the  great, glorious German army  cannot be defeated.    God is with  the Germans and their great an  tender-hearted Kaiser."  In the name of Belgium, th-  Germans and their tender-heait  ed Kaiser are fighting for libert  and justice, and if they are d-  feated, even with God on tht  side, freedom will vanish frc  the earth. Well now, who wou  have thought it.  Grates are extra durable.  Goal grate is duplex. Wood grate is the most modern type.  fjfflfijf{f/p   W*H ta^e extra large pieces of  *\g,*~3>eo     wood���������just remove back end  lining. Ask the McGlary dealer to show you,  "MADE IN CANADA."  Sold By All General Merchant*.'  &  30E  ��������� C  30E  2l  <5l  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  b. u.      Chelohsill     Leaves  Vancouver  every  Monday at 8 p. m.  Leaves Bella Coola Wednesday night.  S. S. "Coquitlam" will also sail from Vancouver on  November 12, 26,   December 10, 24,   January 7, 21,  February 4, 18, carrying Gasoline and   Explosives by  special arrangement.  For rates of Freights, Fures and other information, apply l"  Hioab Office, Carrall St., Vancoovkk ; or Geo. McGkkuoh,  agent,  1003 Govkrnmicnt St., Victoria.  HOC  3 ��������� C  HOC %'>{  -K  i  MM  V  ^   '^Saturday, January 30,  1915  BELLA  COOLA   COURIER  An Admission.    f  jS ^Americans  should   do   everything within reason and a due  '^e'g^ard to neutral rights to avoid  , ���������/'unnecessary complications.   And  rone'1 thing they cannot afford to  ' Jdor-to attempt to defend some  ' 'of our exporters who have been  . "imak'ing out false manifests for  ���������;/the purpose of smuggling goods  (iinto the hands of belligerents.���������  .$������ ,��������� ��������� ��������� _-  Buffalo Courier.  Subterranean Town  Enemy's Trenches Resemble a  Gigantic Rabbit Warren.  They are very elaborate, these  trenches in which the great host  of the German army has been  livinglike a gigantic, longdrawn-  -tSrT  v:^B-.E>.S.T/.;=>'-l*l  CpYI^ON  :;��������� ^������������������/.���������packed'-, by;"���������'������������������''  WM. BRAID   ft CO.  ���������'��������� 'titA.    IMPDHTIflS  VANCOUVER.'  : 0. C.  Order that pound  of BRAID'S BEST  Tea now. Packed  in handsome 1, 3,  and 5 lb. tins.  ~-\  ^OYAL STANDARD is  the wizard of the kitchen.  magic  in  any  calling   for  Standard  sesame"  to  good  It transforms or-  ^^iinary bread, cakes or pies  'tllmto  real wonders   of  the  ism  r   *ii?M) ? ft  'A)' ,'f      ���������-: ������������������'.������������������������������������  ���������ifiiecipe  ��������� M&Koy al  flour,  is   the  ^iitpooking.  llfbulinary art.  ,th-  ear  ben  ���������e c-  tht  fro  vou.  lu-  pe.  ^ft^four grocer sells Royal Standard  der  a  money-back guarantee.  IS BEST*  . iff^T  ,%-  V  r  of  nd  m,  a&  v  J. W. Peck & Co. Ltd.  Manufacturers of  CLOTHING, SHIRTS,  CAPS and OVERALLS  We carry a complete stock of Men's Furnishings  and all the best English  and American  Hats  JOHN W. PECK & CO., LTD.  MONTREAL       WINNIPEG       VANCOUVER  ^  J  The perfect blend and full aroma  of  Nabob  Coffee  makes it a most satisfying  beverage.  AT ALL GOOD   GROCERS.  45c  Full Pound Tin.  WATER NOTICE  'T'ake Notice that Iver Fougner  1 of Bella Coola, on behalf of  the Bella Bella Indians, will apply  for a license to take and use 3000  gallons per day of water out of  an unnamed creek which flows  easterly and drains into Plumper  Channel about one half mile  north of the Bella Bella Indian  village. The water will be diverted from the stream at a point  about three quarters of a mile  from its mouth and will be used  for.. Waterworks in the Indian  village of Bella Bella. This notice was posted on the ground on  the 12th day of December, 1914.  A copy of this notice and an  application pursuant thereto and  to the "Water Act, 1914," will  be filed in the office of the Water  Recorder at Vancouver. Objections to the application may be  filed with the said Water Recorder or with the Comptroller  of Water Rights, Parliament  Buildings, Victoria, within 30  days after the first appearance  of this notice in a local newspaper. The date of the first  publication of this notice is January 2nd, 1915.  BELLA BELLA INDIANS.  By Iver Fougner, Agent.  out warren of green-grey rabbits.  The are floored, many of them  with  cement;   they are roofed  over with boards covered with  sods that serve both to keep out  the rain and to hide them from  French and British aeroplanes;  they are divided into chambers  communicating by doors.    There  is the most advanced trench in  which the outposts mount guard  at   night,   then   two   or   three  hundred yards behind is the main  line of entrenchments, and behind that again are great pits  dug out of the ground to serve  as  kitchens   or   dormitories   in  which the reserves and supports  of the first line live.   These rearward   trenches   are- connected  with the foremost line by parallel passages.    Then  behind all,  often in the chalk  quarries of  the hills, are the emplacements  where the big siege guns, bolted  down to their cement platforms,  and  the  howitzers that toss a  shell high into the air for it to  fall three miles away, are posted.  A whole semi-subterranean town,  in fact, with main thoroughfares  and  side-streets  and  telephone  wires running all along, where  hundreds of  thousands of men  eat and live and sleep, and yet  so  well   concealed that from a  little way down the hill in front  you would see nothing to tell you  of its existence unless it were a  hardly noticeable little bank of  earth raised slightly above the  surface of the ground.    So it is  that the Germans are resisting  the  Allies' advance,  hidden  in  this labyrinth of  trenches and  half-subterranean gangways that  follow for mile after mile the  side of the valley of the Aisne  and  stretches   beyond  towards  the woods of the Argonne; damp  dwellings though they may   be  they  are an  excellent  defense  against the artillery that is still  bombarding them from sunrise  to sunset and sometimes during  the night as well.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  fOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ^ Manitoiia, Saskatchewan and Alkkkta.  the Yukon Tkhkitory, the Noktii-wkstTerki-  tobibs and in a portion of Lhe Province of  Hkiti.sh Columbia, may ha leased for a term of  twenty-one years at tin annual rental of SI an  acre. Not more than 2,utiO acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the At:ent or Sub-Afrent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situ-ited.       ���������        ��������� \  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or lenal subdivisions of Ht-c-  tions, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  i himself.  Kach application must be accompanied by a  fee of $o which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate ot five cents per'ton.  The person operating the mine shail furnish  the Afrent with sworn returns accountinic for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royally thereon. If the <5oal mining rights  are not beintf operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.        <  'the lease will include the coal miniiiBr rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rig-hta may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $1u.ij6 an acre.  For full information application should be  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior. Ottawa, or to any A Kent or Sub-Afcenl  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. H.~Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30BW).  BUSINESS CARDS  CiKOFFKEY K. liURNETT     D. J. McGUCAN  O.K.. B.C.L.S., B.A.S.C., B.C.L.3.,  ASS. M. CAN.SOC. C.E.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  (Late Hill & Burnett)  CIVIL ENGINEERS and  B. C. LAND  SURVEYORS  Grand View Hotel, Bella Coola, B.C.  City address��������� New Westminster, B.C.  P.O. Box 886. Telephone 232.  J. A. LeROY PhoneSey. 9387 -J. NATION  BUS  MEETS ALL BOATS AND TRAINS  Hotel Winters  COR. ABBOTT AND WATER STREETS  VANCOUVER, B. C.  EUROPEAN    PLAN    HOT AND COLD WATER  $1.00 TO  $2.50      STEAM   HEATED  ROOMS WITH BATH  WANTED  Listing of Lots and Acreage  in Bella Coola and Valley.  ���������   Give full particulars,  Price, Title, etc., to  MARTIN J. RAVEY  826 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B.C.  ��������� l*MIBII������������j      ������JL    W'"lll  O  t  KM  1  O  Fur Sales Agency  600 dealers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years.  Our sealed bid plan whereby J 5 or 20  of ftie biggest fur buyers in Ihe world  bid on your fur instead of one individual house assures the highest market  price always.  We hold sales monthly, but will advance 75 per cent, of value on receipt,  sending balance immediately after sale.  Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C  0  c  101  >  0  Genfner  BLACKSMITHING  *  OF ALL KINDS  Expert Horseshoer  CARRIAGE    REPAIRING  Hagensborg  8.  I hejylason C? r\ischriano  of to-day will ma^e plain our  prioilege to stale with authority:  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  ?.!H  51!!  tfl   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.  :-^-..-_-.^ rfj 'r-r f-- -  ]||C  \X7HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \ILrHAT person so independent?  \^THAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of   the necessaries  of life?  Bella  Coola   farmers are  independent',  they are strangers to hard times.  ���������yHE 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.  OELLA COOLA and the surrounding  country possesses wonderful wealth  in timber, as }ret 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.  1 1  ������  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous  Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland.  $ i   WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS   | |  9   f          9   ?  x   x     PROMPT. ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO  I     I WE   SHIP    PROMPTLY  I 1   758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.  < )-������2X������-<    >-ea������3-<    >-CMS������-0-SCT������-0-������E5������-0-������BK������-  < )-cbeb-<   )-o������aae-(   >-ffiasB-o-������cK>o-aE2a>-o-ffina>-<| L9J  Patronize Homelndustry  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.  Onk Year $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Thrhk Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  Onk Ykak  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $1.00  5  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 tuday, '.viih amount of subscription enclosed Ml il  ht  I  P  i  111  Dili  I i  I  I'll  nrrf'f-'i   "-"T"  o    c  30E  ]H  ubscnbe  or  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.  '// will be to your interest to k\eep well informed regarding the  happenings throughout  the Northern section of  this Province���������  THE "COURIERS  GIVES THEM.  ADVERTISERS-  ��������� ���������* ^  Now is the time to keep i  your name before the.  public. No manufacturer or v^holesalehouse can  afford^ to let slip the opportunity of increased  sales that public advertising brings.  DEAL ESTATE booms in the  cities 'have come and gone.  People are Beginning to flock to  the- country. The North-West  Coast of British Columbia offers  opportunities for all. Did not  know, is no excuse. Investors  should keep posted on developments- by reading the ' 'Courier.''.  ob Printing  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.   We will do it right.  DUILD UP YOUR HOME  P. 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.  $1 a Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B.  0  ZOE  3   ������  All This May Be  Divided Up Soon  The area of the German Empire  is 208,780 square miles; -its-population in 1910 was 64,925,993. It  consists of the following states:  Prussia, a kingdom. Area,  184,558 square miles; population  40,165,219. Prussia is divided  into thirteen provinces, namely  beginning on the.east: East  Prussia, West Prussia, Posen and  Silesia, constituting the area  bordering on Russia; Pomerania,  Mecklenburg and Schieswig Hol-  stein which with East and West  Prussia form the northern tier  of provinces; Hanover, which  borders on the North Sea; Westphalia', and -Rhenish Prussia,  which borders on  the Nether-  ���������r  lands, and Belgium, Hessle-Nas-  sau, Saxony and Brandenburg,  which are in the interior; Berlin  and Hohenzollerin are small areas  having independent local administrations.  Bavaria, a kingdom,' 29.28C  square-miles; population 6.S87,-  291.     ' - ...  Saxony, a kingdom, 5,856  square miles; population 4,806,-  661.  Murtemburg", a kingdom, 7,534  square miles; population 2,437,-  574.\     ; .   '        r     ���������  Baden, a .grand duchy, 5,888  square miles; population 2,143,-  000. ��������� ������������������  Hesse, .a grand duchy, 2,966  square miles; population 1,282,-  051.  Mecklinberg-Strelitz, a grand  duchy, 5,135 square miles; population 639,958.  Mecklinberg-Strelitz, a grand  duchy, 1,131 square miles; population 106,442.  -Oldenburg, a grand ,duchy,  2,482 square miles; population  438,856.  Saxe-Weimar Elsnach, a grand  duchy, 1,397 square miles; population 417,149.  Anhalt, a duchy, 906 square  miles; population.331,128.  Brunswick, a duchy, 1,418  square miles, population 464,175.  Saxe-Atterburg, a duchy, 512  square miles; population 216,000.  Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, a"~duchy,  763 square miles; population  257,177.  BELLA feOOLA  COURIER  THE  Manufacturers of all  MOONEY BISCUIT- hiw^scuits   ���������.       -.N���������������������������i...... ii ::':'��������� AND CANDILS    ::  & CANDY CO. Ltd. *^������^  -    "THE   BEST  YET"  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Made in British Columbia :  *  0  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  Ogilvie's  ���������  Royal Household Flour  r t  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now  V  From  The Ballad of Jack Monroe.  Oh, this is the tale of Jack. Monroe,  With arm of iron and fist,of  brass,.  Who  fought   a  champion   long  .  ago,  (The glittering years!    How  swift they pass!)  And his back was broad, and .his  - eyes were "bright,   r  And his soul was square, .and his  spirit light.  He tramped far over the mossy  rocks,  The  rocks  which shelter the  .Cobalt rose,  Where the geese go past in their  arrow-flight,  Where the spruce sings soft as  the Norther blows,  Where the Polar Torches illume  the sky,  And the mystic   lakes   of  the  forest lie.  Saxe-Meiningen,a duchy, 945 He came one morn to the mining  square miles; population 278,793  Lippe, a ��������� principality, 470  square miles; population 150,937.  Reuss, principality, 120 square  miles; population 72,769.  Reuss (younger line), a principality, 320 square miles; population 152,752.  Schaumberg-Ljppe, a principality. 130 square miles; population 46,626.  Schwarsburg-Rudolstadt, principality, 363 square miles; population 100,702.     '  ��������� Waldeck, a principality, 438  square miles; population 61,706.  Reichsland, formerly Alsace-  Lorraine, 14.522 square miles;  population 1,874,014.  Included in th'e Empire are the  Hanse Towns, namely Lubeck,  Bremen and Hamburg. *These  towns have local self-government and territorial sovereignity.  THE VOGUE OF THE K.  As a rule, writes a correspondent of the London Chronicle,  who seems to like this sort of  research, K is one of the least  used letters in the alphabet, but  in the present war it has a great  vogue. For instance, nations  are killing one another through  town,       . .  Across the lake in  his bark  canoe,  He filed' his claims,   and they  ���������'..��������� wrote them down   :  And plotted them all, and put  them through.  And they spoke to him���������by the  -veriest chance���������  Of the bloody war on the plains  of France.  And"  "A war?" he said, with a questing eye.   *  "Is Britain in it?"   They answered: "Yes."  Then  Jack   Monroe   raised   his  head on high,  And.answered: "It's up to me,  I guess. *  I have a sister.    She  gets  my  coin.  Make out my<will.    I'm a-goin'  to join."  And thus,it was that.Old Jack  Monroe  Brought deeds and papers, a  famous store,  To the good Recorder the miners  know,  And saw them behind an iron  door,  And signed his5will, and remarked: "So long.  I'm rather stuck on the bugle's  song."  For he  said:   "It's .Duty,   and  nothing less."  And his lips were tight and his  smile was grim,  "So put me down for the.Privates' Mess,  The King is calling, and I'm  for him.  And what's the odds if I don't  come back,  They named me after the Union  Jack."  the  so he  marched  with  Princess Pat's.  You. saw the  beautiful regiment start,  With the saucy swing and the  rakish hats.  And the love of a Girl in every  heart.  And  this Is the   story   miners  told  Of the  fighting-man   with  the  heart of gold.  the Kaiser, who says he is fighting for Kultur by the aid of  Krupps and Kluck. But the  Koenig of Prussia, in his ambition, has come up against a trio  of Kings-, who, with the help of  Kitchener's Khaki (and Kilted)  army, whose Kits and Knapsacks are augmented by Knitting  ladies, and the Gurkhas' Knives  (Kookries) will Knock the owner  of the Kiel Kanal and the Kon-  igsberg out of the ring.  The kaiser is said to be looking  around for a suitable man to ap  point king of Belgium. Hon. W.  H. Bowser might do, but there,  is scarcely room for two kaisers  on one litle continent.  The public trusts many a man  with an office whom the grocer  wouldn't trust with a cake of  soap.  If you want to please a man  that asks you for advice tell him  that you are sure that he knows  more about the matter than you  do.  Saturday, Jan ua ry 30,  / 9 j <���������  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 1895  rynildsen&Co.  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Notions  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  .4  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP, HEATING  AND COOK STOVES  Large and well assorted stock  of Men's, Boys' and Children's  Clothing, Shirts and Underwear  We carry the largest and most  up-to-date stock of Men's,  Women's and Children's Shoes  in all styles at the lowest possible price. Men's Furnishings  to suit individual tastes     ������     ������  Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles  Settlers, Prospectors, Hunters, rappers, Campers and Land-rSeekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing but the most suitable articles are kept at prices that  invite competition.  Paints'-  Oils - Varnishes  -  Stains     j  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  Best Goods���������Lowest Prices���������Largest Stock  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILD&N & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C.  !  t !   '  H  '"fJp^WV"  til  r rt's-jifwWr*  W__������i*J      .,*.l>"'

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