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 IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCEL-  LENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  S-iSji^Z.     .IP"*   ���������    t.T ... '     1���������ri i_ ���������mil    '     "  WFATHER REPORT FOR JUNF.  Compiled  by  Mr. C.  H. Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 67.    Minimum   47  Highest Max. (17th)79. Lowest Min. (10th) 32  Rainfall, 2.21 inches.  Rainfall for the year (1915) .34.33 inches.  VOL. 4���������NO. 39  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 15,  1916.  $1.00 a Year  German Assaults Fail  Paris, July 13.���������The Germans  delivered two attacks last night  on a French position in the neighborhood  of   Deadman's Hill on  the Verdun front.   The war office announcement of today says  that both these assaults failed,  breaking down under the French  fire.     East of   the  Meuse the  French retook part of the ground  taken yesterday by the Germans  capturing 80 prisoners of whom  one is an officer.    A night counter attack delivered by us east of  the Fumin wood made it possible  to reoccupy a portion of the territory taken  yesterday  by the  enemy.  7th Attack on Verdun  Dense Masses of Germans Employed  London, July 14.���������The renewed efforts of the crown prince at  Verdun temporarily are taking  precedence in the public mind  over the battle of the Somme.  The attack just delivered by the  Germans before Verdun is the  seventh great onslaught with  dense masses of troops since the  operations began.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  Italians on the Offensive  Desperate Fighting  on the Somme  London, July 13.���������German resistance to the British offensive  along the Somme took the form  last night of strong counter attacks which at Mametz and Trone  wood made dents in the line established by Gen. Haig's army.  An official announcement issued  this afternoon says, all the German attacks were beaten off with  heavy losses to the enemy, except in Mametz and Trones wood.  Since the commencement of the  battle  the enemy has  received  large  reinforcement,   yesterday  and last night strong hostile attacks were made against several  .points of our new positions.  Between the main  battlefield and  the sea we have been actively  engaged in bombarding the enemy position and raiding his front  line.    Southeast of Loos a party  of Royal Irish Fusiliers penetrated the enemy's trenches at a  point where they were strongly  held and remained there for 20  minutes during which time heavy-  fighting took place in the trenches, many Germans were killed  and   20   captured  and  brought  back with them, our casualties  were slight.  Rome, July 14.���������Yesterday in  the region of the Adige valley we  made some progress, also north  of the Serra valley and in the  region of Malgazugna. On the  slopes north of the Pasubia we  promptly reoccupied positions on  Monte Carno which we lost on  July 10th. On the Isonzo front  there were artillery duels. Our  batteries set fire to encampments  of the enemy on the Iavorcek,  broke up an enemy column in the  Idrea valley and caused explosions near the church of Santa  Maria in Tolmino.  French Capture Salient  Paris, July 14.���������There was no  infantry fighting of importance  last night on the Verdun front  or over the portion of the Somme  front held by the French. Intermittent artillery engagements  occurred in 'the Somme sector.  In the Champagne, the French  penetrated a salient of the German front and took prisoners.  Two German raids in the Argon-  ne were stopped by French fire.  S. S. Camosun managed to arrive before noon last Sunday also,  tying up at the cannery at eleven  o'clock.  The arrivals were: Miss Dorothy Clayton, Miss Olive Kilpat-  rick, Mrs. A. Atkins, Mrs. W. J.  vVrigglesworth, A. M. Tyson and  John Jones. As far as known  Geo. E. Bennett was the only  passenger going out.  Miss Dorothy Clayton returned  home after spending the year at  the St. Margaret School, Victoria; she was accompanied by her  friend Miss Olive Kilpatrick who  by former experience has learned that Bella Coola is a delightful place to spend the vacation.  Mrs. A. Atkins of Vancouver,  came up to join her husband the  popular accountant of the Bella  Coola Cannery. This is her first  visit, but as she intends to stay  at least two months it is presumed she will become so well  acquainted and so well pleased  ing after the branch of husbandry relating to stock raising. It  is hoped that he will be able to  impress upon the farmers the  need of a more special attention  paid to the improvement of the  :dairy herd. He may extend his  trip to Atnarko.  Geo. E. Bennett, salesman for  the Leeson, Dickie, Gross & Co.  Vancouver, after loading up the  merchants with all sorts of good  things to eat and having a lot of  fun besides, wiped the mud of  his boots and departed for pastures new. It is safe to say he  will be back soon.  Mrs. Mark Smaby and children  from Ocean Falls, is staying with  friends in town. She intends to  stop in the valley for about two  weeks, spending part of the time  at Hagensborg before returning  home.   Mrs. C. Carlson and five of her  boys   are   rusticating   at   their  e  -*%  CLUB   OFFER  Russians Still Victorious  General Pflanze's Army Cut Off  London, July 13--Russians are  engaged in heavy battle to the  extreme north-western corner  of Bukowina where they are inflicting further defeats on the  army of General Pflanzenow cut  off from General von Bothemer's  forces to the north, and also  along the Stokhod river where  the Austrians and Germans are  putting up a formidable, resistance. :      *  Fighting in Mexico  Chihuaha, July 13.- Heavy  fighting is now proceeding between defacto government troops  under General Ernesto Garcia  and a large force of Villistas at  Cerro Planca, some miles below  Parral.  British Retake Ground  London, July 14.���������The British  have retaken the ground lost last  night to the Germans and now  hold all of the Mametz wood.  The German attacks against Cat-  almaison were repulsed. The  day was marked by sharp local  fighting in a certain area in the  Mametz wood. We captured all  the ground lost last night and  now hold the whole wood. We  also made progress in Trones  wood. The large number of German dead in this vicinity shows  the costliness of their attack last  night. Two heavy German attacks against Contalmaison completely broke down under our  fire.  The British are still engaged  in clearing the Germans from  fortified positions which must  be taken before the general offensive can be renewed.  We have pleasure in announcing that we have made arrangements with two of the; leading weekly publications  so that our subscribers may have the best of reading at  substantially reduced rates.  The Courier  $1.00  Farmers Advocate & Home Journal, Winnipeg   l.50  $2.50  Both papers  for   .   .   $1.50  The Courier   .  Canadian Countryman, Toronto  $1.00  1.50  $2.50  $1.00  1.50  *L  The Courier   ....  Canadian Countryman, Toronto  Farmers Advocate & Home Journal, Winnipeg  1.50  $4.00  Both papers  for   .  .   $1.50  All three papers  for   .   .    $2.50  Ocean Falls News.  Quite a number of officials and  laborers came up from the cities  during week. A great many more  men   are  required   right along  around the big plant and in the  lumbering camps.    The getting  out of logs is as important as the  completion of the buildings and  the instalment of machinery for  the operation of the pulp mills  at  the   earliest   possible   date.  Paper is getting scarce all over  the world and prices are soaring,  and every'day passing now is a  loss to the company as there is  now no want of a market for the  output,   no   matter   how  large.  The greatest difficulty at present is the scarcity of labor, particularly  loggers.     The  reason  for this state of affairs is that so  many men  have  enlisted  from  British Columbia.    At the outbreak of the war there was absolutely nothing doing in the lumbering business in this Province  and  therefore   no  employment  for Jack, so instead of idling his  time away on Water Street Vancouver, he took to France to head  off the Germans and he is still  there on the job.  Among recent arrivals in town  are: W. Curtis, A. Martin, D.  Wallace, N. Seymour, T. Quincy  and R. D. Steel. Mrs. E. Chris-  tenson and family also came up  up last week and will stay for  some time.  The town has a great many  family residents now and the  number of children of school age  already here will warrant arrangements for opening of the  school after the holidays.  changing from steamer to launch  at Bella Bella, where Mr. Pauline  took the responsibility of rushing him through to Bella Coola.  It is almost unnecessary to state  that on the morning following  his arrival he started on a trip  extending to the upper part of  the valley.  After a strenuous stay he will  leave again tomorrow on the  Camosun for other parts of the  district.   At the school meetings held at  the different schoolhouses in the  valley on Saturday and Monday  last it became evident that the  retiring officers had during their  respective three years' term of  office proven themselves so acceptable to the people that they  were all re-elected.  In spite of unfavorable weather conditions the run of sockcye  salmon is showing a decided-improvement this week.  Born to Mr. and Mrs. R. C.  Fleming at the hospital on the  14th, a son.  Rivers Inlet Items.)  J  with the place that she will persuade her husband to take up  their permanent residence here.  ranch at Noosatsum.    W the rain  lets up long enough they intend  to see the hay crop stored away  and the small fruit preserved.  They  intend   to stay till the  Mrs. Dr. W. J. Wrigglesworth  of Vancouver, is spending a few j end of next month  weeks with her sister, Mrs. W.  F. Roland.  An official announcement from  the war office dated June 30th  states  the  102nd Battalion has  *0r>*rto~<***  Inspector of Indian agencies,  A.  M.   Tyson,   is  spending the |      .     ,.,,,,  week in town.    From frequent j arm'ed ln Wand,  visits to our lively town he is j  well acquainted with the resi-j This week, H. C. Brewster and  dents and everybody, with the'M. A. Macdonald will start on  possible exceptions of Charles ! an electioneering trip to the nor-  Tucker and Iver Fougner, are! them parts of the province. It  triad to see him. i ^s no^ expected that they will be  He is canvassing the district! able to make Bella Coola a call at  to learn the condition of the In- illlis time._   dians  during  wartimes.     As a      Jusfc ag bod       as ready  Dr. W. J. Quinlan, the newly  appointed postmaster, is getting  j settled in his office. The mani-  ! fold duties connected with the  establishingof a new town taxes  the abilities of the most capable  men, but the doctor will get his  end of the work in shape without  the least worry on his part. If  he cannot get through with his  work in the daytime he takes the  night for it, and early risers in  the mill town will often find him  working at his desk either licking postage stamps or cancelling  them, or perhaps making up a  clearing for some steamer just  arrived in port.  Our genial road-superintendent, R. O. Jennings, after a comparatively long absence arrived  in town last Wednesday evening  about 11 o'clock. It is necessary  to be somewhat circumstantial  in this case because we announced some weeks ago that in view  of the doubling of his duties and  expansion of his district he  would have to resort to the use  of aeroplanes   as   a   means  great  number of  the red m u ��������� tQ gtart   hay.__   fche  weather! travel in order to be able to look  will be found at Rivers Inlet at  this time it is learned  that an  clerk .began to deliver daily consignments of rain.  official from the  Indian Depart-,     gome Qf the farmers Jn theh.  ment at Ottawa will call on them  optimism of good weather and  (Eiiurrli Niitirr  Sunday School  Church Service  10:45 a. m.  7:30 p.m.  Preacher for Sunday    Hev.  \V. H. Gibson.  All  Are  Welcome.  to get information at_first hand. Mmpatient of dfcl]ay have cut some  John Jones of Victoria, repre-! of the crop, but they are unable  senting the Canadian Live Stock to get it cured and as a result it  Association, is up the valley look-: is in a fair way of being spoilt.  after every part of the district.  But happily for him and us it  does not prove necessary as he  travels very swiftly without  aeroplanes. This time he made  the trip in the record time of  about twenty-four hours from  Prince   Rupert  to   Bella   Coola,  The run of sockeye salmon, has  not quite come up to expectation  for this time of the year. The  past week has been exceptionally  wet and people that have fished  for salmon at Rivers Inlet for a  number of years think that the  fish for some reason Or other do  not take kindly to the continued  cold rain. It may be safely said  that with a heavy rainfall the  water is clearer and this has  more to do with the small catches  thananythingelse. Hot weather  melts the snow on the mountains  and all streams are full, carryir.g  muddy water to the bay; this  gives the salmon less chance to  see the nee. Another theory is  that with hot weather the salmon  comes more to the surface and  there is then less chance for  them to slip under the nets, and  in consequence the catches are  larger.         The health condition is good,  though report says that the hospital officials, from the doctor  down, are quite busy. With so  many canneries operating and  the great number of people employed, there is always a certain  amount of accidents which require medical attention, this in  itself is nearly sufficient to keep  the staff busy.  A party of cannery officials and  others including W. H. Barker,  general manager of the B. C.  Packers' Association, H. O. Bell-  Irving, Hon. B. D. Sinclair, Miss  Bell-Irving and Mrs. W. Hamilton were passengers on the Camosun last week as far as Namu,  where they boarded the Chelohsin on their way to the northern  canneries. ^_  Mrs. Frank Inrig with children,  arrived last week to join her  husband for a stay through the  fishing season.  ���������:a*vwr ������**������������������������*������������  to Advertise.       If you want to reach the markets of Northern  British Columbia advertise in the Courier.   (inHnorthernErc)  One of the greatest advertising experts of the American continent talking advertising to a friend  said: "A weekly paper as a rule is small and does not contain much news. But what news it does contain is local and for that  reason is closely read and tltus afford a better medium than many of the larger city dailies for the party that advertises. " BELLA  COOLA COURIER  $*luriayt My I5t  f9jt  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1 Year $1.00  G Months     .,..:........    0.75  3 Months .;.....................   0.50  United States *  1  Year... $1.50  United Kingdom  1  Year. ...:... $1.00  Subscriptions payable in advance.  and reasons to show for it, if  they waste its resources, if they  live high at the expense of the  people and if they are extravagant in their methods, common  prudence dictates that the shareholders (the voters) must adopt  stringent measures and secure a  different set of servants.  The wasters must go, and we,  believe that will be the verdict  on September 14th.  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  Ratks,  Apply at  Office.   '  To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  ��������� name and address of every, writer of such letters  must be (riven to the editor.  The Editor reserves the riffht to refuse publication of any letter.    AH manuscript at writer's  risk.  'Junius pfltjuli mtprrma pst Ux."  SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1916.  Wasteful Ways Must Stop.  There are probably not many  places in 'the province whereof  the sum total  spent on  public  works so much has been spent to  no good purpose as in Bella Coola.   There is no proof that there  has been any actual graft in con-  .nection  with   the expenditure,  - but as far as indications go the  mischief has been caused by a  lack of system and,an utter indifference on  the   part of the  authorities how the funds were  expended.  ..The practice followed, almost  altogether here has been, that a  few leading politicians who very  often had very little or no interests in the valley, met together  andplanned how votes could be.  - gained and friends rewarded by  the distribution of the appropriation   for   public   works.       Mr.  Manson would always take his  orders from them and ignore the  requests of the settlers if they  failed to obtain the recommendation of the politicians.  In former issues of the Courier  we have called attention to a few  of these illy considered expenditures. l   Others, could  be mentioned; for instance, the carrying  of the road round by theNoosat-  ��������� sum canyon in the face of the  emphatic protests of the settlers  raiding above  that point,   involving an expenditure of probably $20,000, with the result that  for long periods the road is impassable, and at the best seldom  used.  Now the authorities responsible acknowledge their mistake  and there,is no doubt that as an  inducement to Bella Coola voters  to support them in the forthcoming election they would gladly promise to build another  bridge at the old crossing.  Wastes  such   as  this,   which  have steadily   been   going   on,  must   stop.       System,   order,  economy and honesty demand it;  it is an insult to the intelligence  of   those, responsible   for   this  waste to say that they did not  know any better.    And that being the case, and there is very  little doubt of it,   they  should  not have the hardihood to appea  to intelligent people   for their  support ahd   a   continuance  in  office.  The Province is a business organization controlled by the  voters. If the officers elected  run the organization into debt  without having sufficient results  A Remedy Suggested.  It may be contended that it is  easy to criticize, but it is harder  to find a remedy.    In trying to  improve conditions we may not  be able to reach perfection, but  that is no reason why we should  not always   try  to   do   better.  And in the matter of spending  the public funds economically it  is riot very, hard to suggest better methods than those practised  at present.  If we get a new set of servants  in office we shall.expect them in  the first place to run the business  of the province in the interest  of the people as a whole and not  primarily for the benefit of the  persons or party in power.  As the taxpayers of a certain  community are those who are  most interested in the development of their district-they should  have a voice in determining how  the public funds set aside for  their particular locality should  be expended.  The following observations  have been suggested by reading  part of a report of the Ontario  Highway Improvement Commis-  siion:  The most efficient man in the  community should be elected road  superintendent.'  Heshould hold!  the position as long as he did his  work  satisfactorily.       Full  responsibility should be placed on  him so that he would have authority  to hire   and  discharge  men without due interference.  By granting him  authority he  would have an incentive to do  his best as he would have no one  on whom to lay the blame for his  own mistakes and shortcomings.  The road situation as a whole  should be carefully studied and  planned in advance.    The result  of his   examination   should  be  placed before the settlers sothat  Instead of a small coterie of  politicians submitting their illy  digested propositions to the.provincial" authorities, the settlers  through an accredited representative would submit the plan as  finally agreed upon by the committee as a whole.    A superintendent in   constant  and  long  continued   touch-   with   affairs  would eventually become an expert in that branch and his advice  would  be  of considerable  value in the intelligent expenditure of the public funds..  He <would see to it that the  work under his charge was done  in the right manner at the right  time, and according to economy  and business principles.  ������  Small Comfort.  it could be discussed and adopted.  We notice that our pro-German  contemporary of Minneapolis is  deriving [much comfort from a  statement   that   at   the  naval  battle off Jutland the Germans  rescued   about   200   Britishers,  while the British do not report  the saving of a single German  life.     This   fact   Folkebladet  claims, is a refutation, of the oft  repeated charge of German brutality and cruelty.  .   It would be-cruel on our'part  to.try to rob this easily satisfied  paper of the crumb of comfort it  gains from this single episode in  a long list' of atrocities committed by its friends on sea and land  for nearly, two years, and for  which  they  have heaped^upon  themselves the condemnation of  a horrified world.  As, long as the names of Lusi-  tania, Belgium and Serbia remain  on the pages of history, the  names of the Germans responsible-for the outrages of this war  will also be remembered as  among those of the great enemies of civilization and humani  ty.  eral of the province, has appealed  several of his ill-considered cases  to the Privy Council and, as we  believe, in every instance been  turned down. The decisions of  the highest tribunal of the Empire have always gone against  him.  .. Not a bit daunted by repeateu  rebuffs at the hands of the high  authorities vin "the motherland,  heat the last session of the legislature passed an act by which  the sphere of the British Colum-  bia elections should  extend to  the boys in khaki on the several  battlefronts in Europe and elsewhere. '. We suppose he thought  this action on his part would  show to ah admiring world his  great concern for the rights of  the defenders of our liberties;  that he was the only one of the  statesmen of the Empire who  had that exalted high regard for  the soldiers as to give them an  opportunity to exercise the franchise while engaged in a life and  death struggle with the enemies  of our country.  But alas' for human expectations; that which was calculated  to raise him above his fellowmen  as a discerning statesman and  patriot, has proven the means of  exposing him to the ridicule of  the world.  It is now announced that the  war office for military reasons  will not permit polling in the  actual theatres of the war in connection with the British Columbia elections, and is disinclined  to allow it to take place in England also.  Mr. Bowser may be of a strong  and combative nature and an able  organizer, but he is lacking in  tact and discernment. We predict that his career as the foremost leader of a political party  will be of short duration if the  interest and influence of the  party are to be considered.  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  Wholesale  DRY GOODS AND MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  OF  "PRIDE  OF THE  WEST" BRAND  3HIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  MADE    IN    B. C  Send for Catalogue  Prompt Attention Given Letter Order  War Office Refuses.  Hon. W. J. Bowser and his  followers do not seem to learn  from experience. Mr. Bowser  in his capacity of attorney-gen-  The Campaign Opens.  For the benefit of those misguided and trusting supporters  of Bowser and his methods, who  believe that, the vote plugging  in Vancouver, and the Gosden  trial have had any disastrous or  even slightly injurious effects  upon the reputation of M. A.  Macdonald, the president of the  Provincial Liberal  Association,  or the prospects of the success  of the Liberal candidates in the  forthcoming   election,   we  will  present a report of the Liberal  meeting held  in Vancouver on  July 4th at the Empress Theatre.  The great theatre was packed  to the doors and the demonstration  accorded  Mr.  M. A. Macdonald was such  as  has never  been equalled in Vancouver.  We copy  from   the  Vancouver  .Sun:  "The frequency and the universality of the applause showed  a unanimity of sentiment more  marked than ever before in the  history of politics in British Columbia. Its almost fiery intensity could be interpreted to mean  only one thing, the determination of the electorate to put an  end to the misgovernment which  has brought this province to the  verge of ruin, to replace it by an  administration which must be  reliable and efficient.  "The most striking feature of  the evening came last���������the almost furiously enthusiastic welcome of M. A. Macdonald.    Seldom has such a scene been witnessed even in the most heated  moments of a political campaign.  "Again and again  the whole  audience rose to its feet to acclaim and cheer the young member for Vancouver.    The long,  meritd  merely a tribute of wel  admiration for Mr. Macdonald.  _.i_.^ ���������^^.v^ner eh::mentin  the applause, a grim de.termina.  tion to avenge the cowardly and  dastardly, treatment to which  Mr. Macdonald has boon subjected by, to use Sir Charts Hib-  bert Tupper's words, 'a desper.  ate conglomeration of political  opponents.'  "Persecution has only nreng.  thened Mr. Macdonald j��������� ^  confidence and affections of the  city of Vancouver to a degree  that his enemies would do well  to realize."  They Are Not Conservatives.  If Sir John A. Macdonald were  alive today, whom would lie support���������Bowser and his machineor  Sir Charles Tupper and his demand for honesty and decency  in the administration of the  country's affairs? Can anybody  outside of a lunatic asylum picture A. J. Balfour and Ronar  Law, the great Conservative  leaders; commending Bow sens m  as true Conservatism?���������-VicvwA  Times.  sustained    applause    was    not I province.  The cruel war on one hand ard  the distressing financial afl'aih  of the province on the other have  completely wiped out party affiliations and lines in the mint's  of the thoughtful people of the  PORATED  ^*>CP MILK CO. ti������t������������ '  cup  boiling   water,  AT BED TIME i  &  $  $  If overworked and too  tired or nervous to sleep,  follow tkese directions ana  restoring-rest is assured.  For each person or cup use i  teaspoon of cocoa or chocolate, ������  2   tablespoonfuls   of   " Canada  W  i\  4  ���������7  A  First" {Evaporated) Milk.    Add sugar to suit taste,    ifi  bring to scalding heat, serve hot. %  Your Grocer will adoise "Canada First"���������Ask him. $  AH  THK  AYLMER   CONDENSED   MILK  CO..  LTD.  AYLMER,   ONTARIO  =D������|c  iron  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVK'K  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  O. O.      LamOSlin      Leaves   Vancouver   every  Thursday at 9 p. m.       (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Sundays a. m.  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  S. S. "COQUITLAM" sails from Vancouver forL-  nightly, carrying Gasoline and Explosives, will call  at Beila Coola by arrangement.  ^������rrw.tc,8 ofr,Frei^lt9'  Fares and other information, iifp'y '"  nJ������S ������ihrIlCn'  Cakkau' 'St.',   Vancouver;  or CJkci.  agent,  1003 Government St., Victoria.  McCuK'i"'  hoe: *M r������b '5-l9'6  m  Ma  election   the  BELLA CGOLA  COURIER  jn the coming  Conservatives'..and the Liberals  tvill line up together and remove  ,m-o.ffJce the gang that in the  short time of a few years has  reduced the province from the  ieight of prosperity to the brink  >f bankruptcy.   ;;  It is"no treason to the Conservative party to vote against the  )i-esen"t provincial government,  jowser and his satellites in the  i-riqlature do not represent the  Conservative party and in our  Estimation it is an insult to the  Conservative party,  which   has  mmbered.ih its ranks the greatest and the  best of   Canadian  patriots and statesmen,  to say  [hat the manipulators at Victoria  represent   and   uphold  the  traditions of this great political  ���������jarty.    They do not  represent  Conservative principles and  Ibould not be looked upon as the  peters, but "rather as a gang of  Exploiters to be hustled out un-  ������2remoniously and without delay.  sanctity of the ballot" has this  to say: "Conspiracy to steal and  degrade the-franchise only finds  its analogy in the methods of  warfare adopted by the German  Huns." Who could ever think  of this?   We did not.  Our recollection is that one  man in Bella Coola some years  ago was prosecuted and convicted for voting in another man's  name.���������Editor.  He Did Not Know.  Feeling Depressed.  Der Tag, a paper published in  Berlin, writes: "Even for the  sofar victorious Central Powers,  and above all for Germany, which  carries the heaviest weight, the  war is very- hard. The battlefields are soaked with the blood  of our youth, and more and more  one feels the terrible void left in  every domain of our life. It is  not surprising that everywhere  in Germany there is manifested  a pessimistic opinion about our  situation. The main responsibility for this state of spirit rests  with   the German press, which  victorious peace so confidently  expected is no more to be even  thought of, especially since their  enemies have shown their superior strength, in the great, concerted offensive now going on at  the principal battle fronts.  We were under the impression  that the fighting heretofore had  been as heavy as it was possible  to make it, but now we learn  that the artillery fight for instance by the British is unprecedented even in this war.  When is a Man Drunk?  has always under-estimated the  A friend writes the Courier as |strength and courage of our enemies.    Our German papers are  responsible for   the   pessimism  which  increases   every  day  in  fficer, poll clerk and others i" j Germany, as they also were re-  ay of   the   government,  were|gpong.bie f()r the open_mouthed  iollows:  fin William Mmson's first elec-i  i i  Jon at Bella Coola the returning!  nxious to have Manson elected |and  fooHgK optimisrrl)  not  leS������  nd so they voted a dead man.  danger0US) which preceded the  fobody cared and we have heard  fothing about this since.   Now  ,'e learn that the Reverend Mr.  loulton, Conservative candidate  |or  Burnaby,   speaking of the  present depression."  The depression complained of  by Der Tag is certainly deepening as the prospects of an early  peace fail to appeal'.    And the  SOLD BY ALL DEALERS  A feu) lines We specially  recommend  Great West Tea  Duerrs���������  Jams and Jellies  Griffen & Skelleys  famous gold and  silverbar���������  Canned and dried  fruits  LEESON, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B. C.  ���������if  ItMways  Pleases "  How I wish that every one  could read an article under the  above heading in. the American  magazine for April. As that is  improbable, I will try to condense  it for your readers.  Scientific experts say that one  little  drink   will   set  you  back  seven per cent in physical endur-  rance and   fifteen  per cent in  your ability to remember thingf.  This is no temperance lecture,  ft is the findings of cold scientific  accuracy and shows the moderate drinker that he does-not need  to make a fool of himself to get  drunk.    One glass of beer will  make him drunk  in   the sense  that he will be that much less of  a man than   he  was   before in  body and brain.    We  all   want  life and want it more abundantly,  but science shows us that alcohol  in any form and even in small  quantities lessens our life,  our  vitality and our efficiency.  One of the first things the  scientists found out when they  commenced to measure drunkenness was that every man who  drank alcoholic liquors was drunk  ���������in degree���������for two or three  days afterwards. Now it may  be too much to ask the moderate  drinker to believe that. He  thinks he has increased his vitality, instead of lessening it, but  there is no getting over the ergo-  graph or the hundreds of memory  tests. The ergograph is a little  instrument that tests muscular  strength and endurance, first  without alcohol for several days  and then-with a glass of wine  after meals for several days.  These experiments were duplicated hundreds of times.  It would require too much  space to describe the many  other tests and the machines  used to secure accuracy. The  results prove that a man cannot  write as fast or as accurately  after one drink, and the strange  part of it is that he thinks he is  writing more rapidly. That has  fooled many a man.  The memory tests were interesting arid instructive. These  were carried on for two weeks  without alcohol, and then for  two weeks with alcohol, and the  results showed, first, that memory power was weakened fifteen  percent; second, that when alcohol was taken before breakfast,  it required four times as long to  memorize a given task.  Dr. Ridge, an English physiologist, carried out a series of  experimentson medical students,  nurses and porters, to ascertain  the effect of liquor on eyesight,  with the startling result that the  average, man who had taken the  equivale.nt-.bf a pint of beer had  to approach twenty feet nearer  to read letters that he had read  at thirty feet the day before,  and that the effect lasted from  four to five hours after drinking.  When we consider how much  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  *-' Manitoha. Saskatchewan unci Alberta,  the Yukon Territory, the North-west Territories and in a portion of the Province of  British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-Ode years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not. more than 2,560 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-Auent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of five 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 mininft rifrhta  are not beintc 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 JLands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  Nr U.-'Mnuuthorizud publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30C'J0.  BUSINESS CARDS  !������  t                icn                 i  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 15 or 20  of the biggest fur buyers in the world  bid on your fur instead of one individual house assures the highest market  price always.  We hold sales monthly, but will advance 75 per cent, of value on receipt,  sending balance immediately after sale.  Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  34 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  HOE  Dealers and Trappers  iheWlason (jr FxischPiano  of to-day will make plain our  privilege to state with authority:  "NO*FINER   PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  ^TT  Let us attend  your Victor Record  jJ   mail orders���������our service is intelligent  Write for Catalogue  and guaranteed.  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  @  \JkTHAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \X7"HAT person so independent?  \)I7HAT 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.  DELLA 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 Ccola.  ������  CZD  depends in this awful war upon  the vigor of body and clearness  of brain of our soldiers, and when  wo think that they are not only  permitted but are actually tempted to drink, that a few men  make money, it shows us that a  large number of people are still  ignorant of the true nature of  this terrible poison.  II. Arnott, M.B., M.C.P.S.  Get"More Money" for your Foxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, Beaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collected in your lection  SHIP YOlllt FURS IHRKCT <o "SHUBF.RT" the larqest  house In the World dealing exclusively In NORTH AMKSiCAN HAW JflKS  a reliable���������responsible���������sate Kur House with an unblemished reputation existing for "more than a third of a century," a lontr successful record of sending Fur Shippers prompt.SATIS FACTORY  AND PROFITABLE returns. Write for "Vtie fibubtrt fcMpptr."  the only reliable, accurate market report and price list published.  Writ* for it-NOW-it'B FREE  25-27 WEST AUSTIN AVE.  C 67 CHICAGO, U.S.A.  A. B. SHUBERT, Inc. f*������  -"��������� - ��������������������������� ii-i ��������� -* ~ ~-f~  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER.  Subscriptions  Payable in  Advance.  CANADA.  One Ykar $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Thkkk Months   0.30  UNITED STATKS.  Onk. Ykar  $1.50  Unitkd Kingdom and thf. Continent.  Onk Ykar $1.00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA,  B. C. ...  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name   P. O   Tear out and mail today, with amount of subucription enclosed 3  BELLA  COOLS COURIER  Saturday, JQly /$  0  HOE  D     D  scribe  ouner  ONE DOLLAR  FOR ONE YEAR  The Courier is the on/y  newspaper published on  the mainland coast between Vancouver and  Prince Rupert.  A distance of six hundred miles  It will be to your interest to keep well informed regarding the  happenings throughout  the Northern section of  this Province���������  THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  Intense Farming.  Farmers should  always  bear  in mind that it is to their interest  and also their duty to so cultivate the land in their possession  as to bring the largest returns.  It is folly to spend valuable time  and hard labor to clear and breakup our heavily timbered lands,  sometimes at a cost of more than  a hundred dollars an acre and  then to follow slip-shod methods  and no system at all in the management of this expensive property,   with   the result that the  returns are so small  that the  farmer is always on'the lookout  for other means by which he can  make both ends meet.  Intense farming must-become  the rule.    But to be able to do  that kind off arming old methods  must go and the up-to-date ways  adopted.    No farmer  needs to  remain in ignorance of the proper way to manage his soil if he  will only listen to the advice, of  those who have made agriculture  a life- study and  who,  through  many   experiments   have   been  able to evolve systems that are  as far ahead of the old fashioned  farming as the modern passenger  train is ahead of the stage coach.  It is not good farming to raise  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.  VANCOUVEE LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������RANGE   in.  Take Notice that Oliver T. Kellog, of  Hagensborg, B. C.;- occupation farmer,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  south-west corner of Lot 6, thence east  and following the south boundary of  Lot 6, forty:: chains; thence south five  chains and fifty links to the north bank  of the Noeek River; thence westerly  and following the northerly bank of the  Noeek River fifty chains to the shore  of South Bentink Arm; thence in a  northerly direction along said shore  line seven chains to the south boundary  of Lot 6; thence easterly and following  the south boundary of Lot 6 ten chains  to point of commencement, containing  30 acres, more or less -   ���������  ���������      ' OLIVER T. KELLOG.  the same crop on one piece of  land more than two years in succession.     When   the   land   has  been in hay for two years plow  it up in the fall; and according  to the Agricultural Journal, published by the provincial government, prepare it as follows for  the next years crop.    And right  here is  where your labor will  count the most in determining  the size of the succeeding crops:  "Where "sod land is being prepared for any crop, possibly the  best treatment would be about  as follows:   Roll  with a heavy  roller,  disk  harrow   lengthwise  and crosswise or on the bias, roll  again, disk harrow once more,  and then ^smooth harrow with a  common   spike-toothed  harrow.  If, however, it is found that the  land is not yet in perfect tilth,  then  it  might  be necessary to  repaat the disk harrowing and  the rolling.    In any case, seed  should not be sown until the soil  is in perfect shape for crop pro.  d.i2fcion.    It is  usually safe to  harrow  again   after  conditions  seem nearly perfect for seeding.  "The spike-toothed   harrow  may often  be run over the land  when the average farmer would  consider it utter folly to use it at  all; for instance, in the corn field  a few days after sowing or planting the corn, and in the same  field a few days after- the corn is  up. Harrowing the field at such  times is almost certain to materially help the crop."  Making Hay.  I  With   the  present   uncertain  weather conditions it is very difficult to save the hay crop from  being injured.    A dry day must  be selected and the mowing done  in  the   forenoon   only   and  no  more hay cut!down than can be  cocked  in  the afternoon.     Do  not allow   the   hay  to   remain  spread on the ground over-night  for the dew to wet it, or through  a shower if it can be prevented.  Let the hay remain in cocks  until the next dry day.   Then  spread  the  hay somewhat and  under ordinary circumstances it  will be in fit condition to haul  into the barn;in the afternoon.  The. Farmers Magazine estimates the crops not to exceed  50 per cent of last year's.  Dated. June 2-1, 1916.  July S--Sept. 2.  J^EAL 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."  #&^PH  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.   We will do it right.  cheers and refreshes  at any hour of the day.  [You get the most delicious tea when you  use  InBulk.  LUB  TEA  DUILD UP YOUR HOME  ^ TOWN. Do not talk���������support home industries ��������� talk is  cheap. The best way to show  that you are fn earnest is to  practise it.  Support tHe "Courier" and you  are doing something for yourself  and your community.  Plumbing  We buy.from the Factory and  sell to YOU direct. Largest  Plumbing Showroom West of  Toronto. Let us quote you.  Getting Big Game  is a  serious  proposition  AND it's the ni:in who equips himself with  the most modern fire-arms and a-nmuniuon  ���������Remingt m UMC���������who gets the bigges  bag with the least trouble, ioo years spent  in arms-making��������� fifty years in miinnnitinn-  rnakirjg, w'lh matchless icsources and equipment certainly show their r;-ults in  Rem ngton   UMO    ./Ictaiiics   .  OF every calibre, f-->r all standard makes of  rifles.   Made so well we Gfiiar,-  antee   any   rifle   using, tliem.  Play safe���������use Remington UiVIG���������tested,  tested and tested again before-tliey leave'  the factory.  Remington UM0.22's  Remington UMC .22 Cartridges, sliort. long and  long rifle, are made with the same care as out  famous High Power Metnliics.  Get a box or t\v  and  be  ready for an  hour"s fuu at any titn-  Th������ dealer who displays tho Red Ball  trad* mark of Remington UMC  Is up-to-date.    See him.  Remington Arms Union  Metallic Gartradge Go.  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