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 '.i:  9,  ^|]Qji<liUlyl| Itj'JtiinmiglB"*"')^!'^""1"'^  0,  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  ;&ISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCEL*  lI'ENT HUNTING AND  FISHING.  WEATHER REPORT FOR JUNE.  Compiled  by  Mr. C.  H.  Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: maximum on 22nd, 80; mean  maximum, 67.43.   Minimum on 5th, 39; mean  minimum   48.03.    Rainfall, 1.30 inches.  43  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 18,  1914.  $1.00 a Year  ers Must Fight  Sea Lions  '*  ARr  DVE5  a's  ear  iOSt  oe  108-  ngs  .6  3'almon   cannerymen   oi  .Columbia    are   finding  vJhemielves   up   against   more  4\iifcrouble and prospective troubles  " this" year than ever before from  sea lions.   The Dominion  Government   voted    an    additional  $3,000 for the destruction of hair  seals.    No provision   has been  made, however, for any bounty  on sea lions which are in evi-  cence'at" the  mouth  of places  where\ttie salmon run, in larger  numberVthan  in  any previous  year.V'This is especially true of  Rivers jlnlet.  M#������$Sfo. Burdis, secretary of  the'fBritish Columbia Canners  Association,  ?~>*3?%  stated that the  - managersfof-the canneries afFec-  ted; have 'so clearly recognized  the seriousness, of the depredations, liable to be made by these  sea" monsters that they have  assessed themselves $1.50 per  boat, for their licensed number  of boats, and have so raised a  sum of $1,050, from which they  propose to pay $2 for each sea  lion scalp presented to them.  On the Seal Patrol  Rainbow to Be Fitted Out for Bering  Sea Service  ddle  rap-  will  ovei  suit-  th  fli  tains  scrips  all *  ;Ottawa, July 16.���������The Rain-  ;;-fbow, the flagship of the Royal  Canadian navy on the Pacific  coast, is.to be pressed into active  service.fvAt the end of the present month she will put out for  Beringi^Sea to engage in patrol  work:*#"-A sealing convention  signe'd-tby-'Great Britain, Japan,  Russ'ia^and the United States,  calls^for.'joint patrol of the Bering Sea waters for the protection  of'the sealing industry.  v The British warships Algerine  and Shearwater were to have  taken.part in the patrol, but they  havegone to the Mexican' coast  for the1pj*otection of British interests' there. The Canadian government offered to the admiralty  the use.of the Rainbow, and this  has been accepted.  She will leave the Pacific coast  for the northern waters at the  end of this present month. To  bring the crew up to full strength  some men will be sent from the  Niobe at Halifax. Commander  Hose of the Rainbow will be in  charge.  Sports Will Figure  Largely at Prince  Rupert Fair  Prince Rupert, July 17.���������Land  and water sports are to play an  importantpartin connection with  the Exhibition and Fair on Sep-  temberSOth, October 1st and 2nd,  and a lengthy and varied list of  events is already prepared, including special races for Indians  and eleven events for children of  graded ages. All sports are  open to amateur athletes from  any part of Northern B. C.  The tug-of-war for a $60 prize  will be a big event, for which  several teams have already expressed intention of entering.  Handsome prizes are offered  for shooting, trap shooting, football and baseball.  $100 cash prize and a handsome silver cup is to be awarded  in the contest for Indian bands,  and $50 cash for race for Indian  river canoes.  Word has been received at the  Exhibition office, from the deputy postmaster-general, that a  special date-stamp to advertise  the Fair will now be installed in  the city post office.  The Agricultural Association  has enrolled fifty-four new members within the last few weeks,  and subscriptions from outlying  districts are coming in fast.  Several important firms on the  outside are making arrangements to secure space in the exhibition, and everything points  to the occasion being an immense  success.  Believes Karluk's Men Safe  Nome, June 16.���������Captain Bartlett, master of the wrecked exploring ship Karluk, who is here waiting for the revenue cutter  Bear to take him to Wrangell Island to pick up the shipwrecked  men marooned there, says he knows nothing of the reported loss  of eight men of the expedition.  He says four men set out over the ice to the cache of provisions  saved from the Karluk. These men took 120 days' provisions,  and although he does not know what became of them he believes  they are safe.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  S.S. Camosun made her usual j The first shipment of sockeye  weekly call at this port on Sun-j salmon will be sent south on the  day last, bringing a large num-j Camosun tomorrow.  Robberies In North  Man at New Hazelton Walked  With Cash Register  Off  Date of Telkwa Fair Changed  0  LA,B.(  Telkwa, July 17.���������With the  consent of the Department of  Agriculture, the date of the  Telkwa Fall Fair has been  changed to September 18th and  19th.  The Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association have in hand a  lengthy prize list and the Fair  promises to be highly successful.  Prince Rupert, July 16.���������Robberies are reported from New  Hazelton, 100 miles inland on the  G. T. P., and at Port Essington,  on the Skeena River. R. G.  Cunningham's store at Port Essington was broken into, the safe  forced and a sum of hundreds of  dollars secured.  On Monday night last week, a  stranger entered the office of the  Northern Hotel at New Hazelton,  picked up the cash register and  escaped before the dazed clerk  could intercept him. A man  oamed Dean has been arrested  here on suspicion.  Insurance for Passengers  Liverpool, July 16.���������The chamber of commerce here has started  a movement with the object of  making the insurance of steerage  passengers on ocean lines compulsory. The advocates of this  policy contended that there  would be no difficulty in slightly  increasing the passage rates for  emigrants in order to cover the  cost of the insurance, and that  such a step would obviate the  necessity of making appeals to  the public for funds in the case  of disaster.  ber of passengers besides considerable freight.  Misses Marjorie and Dorothy  Clayton returned home by the  last steamer from Victoria where  they have been attending college.  Misses E. White and W. Goodwin of Victoria, came up by the  last Camosun and are the guests  of Mrs. J. Clayton.  Mrs. Davidson, a sister of Mr.  Tom Draney, and two children  arrived in town by the last steamer from the south. They are  paying a visit to Mr. and Mrs.  Draney.  Miss B. Westwood of Victoria,  is spending a few weeks in the  valley as the guest of the Misses  Gibson.  Other incoming passengers by  the Camosun included Messrs.  V. Clayton, W. Netzyl, W. Lew-  in and C. Addison.  Sam Colborne of Saloomt valley, left on the last south-bound  steamer.  B. Norton, photographic artist,  left by the Camosun on Sunday  after a stay of over two months,  during which time he was kept  exceedingly busy.  Tom Englebretson, the well  known cattle rancher at Towdis-  tan, brought down a fine bunch  of steers which are to be butchered for local consumption.  The animals arrived here in  excellent condition in spite of  the fact that the trail is extremely difficult to drive cattle over.  Were it not for this fact, many  of the Chilcotin ranchers would  ship their cattle by way of this  port.    News has reached this office,  from the upper country, that a  strong syndicate of business  men from the outside has been  formed for the purpose of stocking a large tract of land in the  neighborhood of Anaham Lake  with cattle. Men are already in  the country endeavoring to buy j  It is strange yet true that the  spring salmon in these waters  average considerably larger than  at many places on the coast.  Hereabouts they are of a fairly  uniform size, weighing from  thirty-five to forty pounds. The  largest caught this season weighed fifty-two pounds. While quite  a large fish, this does not approach the record of three years  ago when a local fisherman took  to the cannery one weighing  seventy-five pounds.  The latest word received from  Rivers Inlet says, the run of  salmon so far has been poor, but  as the season is somewhat later  at that place than elsewhere  there is still hope of a good run  during the next two weeks.  thorough inspection of the line  between this place and Tatla  Lake, and installed a telephone  station at Anaham Lake. This  will minimize the trouble previously experienced on this portion of the line.  Mr. Harold Bennett of Ootsa  Lake, writing to the Courier  office, says things are looking  exceedingly prosperous in that  part of the country. He has  eight acres of oats and ten ��������� of  timothy. Crops generally, are  looking very healthy.  T. Beauchamp who has been  engaged in survey work at the  head of the valley has gone down  the Inlet where he has several  locations to survey.  A local syndicate who intend  going into the ranching business  at the head of South Bentick  Arm, are having a large scow  built for the purpose of transporting a number of young cattle to  the ranch. The scow is being  constructed by Capt. Thorson.  The men at the head of this  ranching proposition are men of  experienee, who have made a  thorough inspection of the land  to be used, and have left nothing  undone that can lend to the success of the enterprise.  The recent wet weather has  caused considerable loss to several local farmers who were unfortunate enough to have their  hay laying in the fields. The  welcome change, however, will  no doubt save the situation and  there will be no shortage of hay  this winter.  At the recent annual meeting  of the property owners residing  in the Mackenzie school district,  Mrs. George Young was elected  F. S. Brewer of Ootsa Lake,  formerly a frequent visitor to  Bella Coola, had the misfortune  to contract scurvy whilstengaged  in trapping last winter. Mr.  Brewer is now able to move  around on crutches and hope is  entertained for his complete recovery.   Late arrivals from the upper  country state that great improvement has been made to the  trails by the Indians of Alcatcho,  Anaham Lake and Cluskus Lake.  A new trail some six miles and  a half in length has been constructed from a point close to  the forks of the Chilcotin and  Alcatcho trails in the neighborhood of Anaham Lake to the  Salmon River Crossing, on the  main trail to all northern points.  The new trail shortens the distance by some five miles besides  avoiding some bad mud holes  and long stretches always  blocked by fallen timber.  The Cluskus Lake Indians besides improving the trail have  even bridged the Black water  River, which is a stream of considerable size.  It is a well known fact that all  the trails in the adjacent part of  the Interior have been made by  Indians. Witness the sleigh  road from Anaham Lake to Alcatcho, a distance of about 45  miles.  This year the government intend to spend a paltry three  hundred dollars on Interior trails  in the country tributary to Bella  Coola, but while the powers that  be are searching for a good Conservative to do the work (no  matter whether he knows the  country or not) a few Indians  are doing in a few weeks what  would take the government  months and cost the public  thousands of dollars.  , . ..    J ! trustee in place of Mr. P. J. Ken-  cattle and making preparations; ^ ^^ ha(, expired.  for the cutting and putting up  hay. It is expected that the  ranch will be in full operation  this fall.   The sockey salmon fishing in  local waters shows an encouraging improvement. The pack up  to date exceeds that of any other  year, except one, in the history  of the local cannery.  Considerable improvement to  the school building and grounds  is to be undertaken.  Messrs. O. T. Landry and P.  J. Kenyon, arrived back from  a two weeks' trip into the Interior on Wednesday.  Mr. Landry, who is the local  telegraph    operator,     made    a  Ed. Oien of the Crossing, who  also has a ranch at Takush Harbor, has arranged for the purchase of a fine bunch of heifers  from Mr. W. Lewin who has  been operating a cattle ranch on  Salmon River. Mr. Oien left for  the upper country on Wednesday,  with a party of four, to take  over the cattle which he will  drive to this place for shipment  to Takush Harbor by the S. S.  Camosun on August 9th.  the summer course at the high  school in Victoria writes as follows:  "At present, what are supposed to be the largest summer  courses of instruction ever held  in Canada, are being carried on  in Victoria. Almost 600 teachers  are enrolled, the weaker sex being the, stronger in numbers,  although quite a number of men  are at present in camp, training  as cadet instructors, and these  will eventually help to swell the  total.  "The new high school is, as  all who have seen it know, a  splendid edifice, not only in appearance but in equipment, and  is enough to make many educationists from remote districts,  turn positively green with envy,  as a striking example of all the  apparatus which they have not  got nor are likely to obtain.  "The classes were opened by  addresses from the Minister of  Education,- the Superintendent  of Education and the Premier.  These were interesting, pithy  and showed sympathy with the  work of the teacher.  "Owing to the unprecedented  response to the invitation to  these classes, the work laid out  has had to be curtailed a little as  there are so many divisions to  be attended to.  "In our course of instruction  we are having the pleasure: of  listening to lectures by experts  on apiculture, poultry-raising,  gardening, etc. I fully expect  to keep a bee and a chicken  when I return to Bella Coola,  and also have serious intentions  of growing a cabbage. But perhaps I am already a host in myself as far as greenness goes.  "Yesterday we made (or tried  to make) an insect net and a  mixture of potassium cyanide  and plaster of paris in a bottle,  for killing insects. Incidentally  I planed a piece off my finger  and tore my dress, thereby carrying to extremes the fashionable  "slit" effect. Oh, yes, I'm having a ripping time.  "Altogether, everyone is having quite a busy period and the  prevailing note is cheerfulness  and enthusiasm. Every minute  of the day is filled up with some-  in the nature of work and we  feel it is worth while attending  the classes. I am looking forward to the rest of the lessons."  Local readers will no doubt be  greatly interested in the following which has been received  from Miss W. Pecknold, teacher  in charge of the Lower Bella  Coola School.  Miss Pecknold who is taking  \    GUjurrlr Notto  Sunday School  Church Service  -    7  Preacher for Sunday  W. H. Gibson  11   a. m.  30 p. m.  ���������Rev.  Rev. T. C. Colwell. B.A.. Pastor  Agents Wanted ���������fd-  Limited, an Oil Company with  splendid holdings of 1380 acres  in the approved Oil Area.  Apply to  WINDSOR OILS LIMITED  326 8th Avenue West, CALGARY, Alta  to Advertise.  If you want to reach the markets of Northern  IN NORTHERN  B.C./  British Columbia advertise in the Courier. (THE EEST WEEKLn BELLA COOLA COURIER  Saturday, ]u]y j^ ^  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1 Year ...  6 Month* ,  3 Months .  1 Year....  1 Year.,,.  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Opening  their campaign (for such is the  * real nature of their tour) at the  little town of McBride we read  that the Attorney-General's delicate sensibilities were sorely outraged by a person in the audience  who had the audacity to suggest  that all was- not exactly, on the  square in regard to the granting  of liquor licenses by the government; This seems to have caused  Mr. Bowser to wax wrath, for  we learn-that after stoutly repudiating the suggestion the  Attorney-General adopted his  favorite role of a fifteen cent tin-  pot imitation of Napoleon and  "glared so persistently at Mr.  Wade that the latter attempted  to apologise."  , It is well known that Mr. Bowser has this consistent glare  down to a science. He has repeatedly found it effective in  controlling the few members of  the Legislature who have, from  time to time, felt it their duty  to criticize the actions of the  government. We warn Mr.  Bowser, however, that he will  find men in the North, lots of  them, who will refuse to be  bluffed into submission by even  the combined glare of half a  dozen such as he.  Should he visit this valley and  hold a public meeting, he will  meet numbers of Naturalized  British subjects who are even today glaring at the very name of  Bowser.  o     o     o     o     o  From McBride, Mr. Bowser and  his party proceeded to Fort  George, where they were met by  that august personage, Wm.  Manson, M. L. A., who led off at  the subsequent meeting by hand-  ing.out bouquets to hi3 stalwart  comrade in Bowser's Brigade of  Rubber Stamps, John A. Fraser  member for Cariboo. We are  sorry to hear that his efforts, so  well intented, caused only unconcealed mirth, but it really  served him right, he should not  wander so far from home.    If he  must make himself ridiculous he  should not do it before strangers.  It, lowers the prestige of the  people who elected him. We ask  him to remember this and be  more considerate in the future.  ���������       o     o   . o     o     o  They are an uncharitable lot,  those fellows at South Fort  George, judging by the way they  treated the stranger within their  gates.  Of course poor Billy Ross; is always in trouble and must be  getting used to it. But fancy  one of those tiresome Liberals  daring to land on both of the  Honorable gentlemen present  with both feet at once. And  fancy the whole gathering (with  the exception of those on the  platform) cheering him on. Then  as a climax, fancy this unhospit-  able person moving a vote of  censure on the government. But  worst of all, just fancy the chairman of the meeting, in the presence of the little Napoleon himself, not daring to put the motion.  Then, lest we forget, let us try  to fancy the feelings of the Attorney-General and the Minister  of Lands.  '        '    o     o     o     o     o  But wait, Mr. Bowser speaks.  We do not read of him glaring  Sidney Fay into submission. Mr.  Bowser is nothing if he is not a  judge of character, and he knew  that he had no such man as John  A. Fraser or Wm. Manson to  deal with. So he fumed and  roared and freely perspired, until someone struck with compassion moved a vote of confidence  in the government. But alas for  Mr. Bowser, this kind-hearted  person's intention was treated  with scant respect, for he was  promptly howled down, his  motion was unseconded and was  therefore not put to the meeting.  o     o     o     o     o  Mr. Bowser is getting to know  the people of the North. He is  finding out for himself. As he  becomes better acquainted with  conditions (particularly in the  North) the more clearly will he  read the handwriting on the  wall.  .0000.0  Woman's Suffrage.  ��������� A very interesting article on  "The History of Woman's Suffrage" appeared recently in the  Grain Growers Guide, Winnipeg.  Even in conservative old England,   the   writer   claims   that  women possessed the franchise  before the passing of the first  reform bill in 1832, and it was  the substitution in that bill of  the words   "male person", for  "man" that deprived them of  the right.    In 1850 an act was  passed making the word "man"  in all acts of parliament mean  both men and women.   Now in  the reform bill of 1867 the words  "male person" were abandoned  and the word "man"'used again.  This seemed to.restore to women  the right to vote, but the courts  decided that the word "man"  meant "men on/y for the purposes of voting, but men and  women for purposes of taxation."  In 1870 a woman's suffrage bill  passed the House of Commons,  but was evidently killed by the  Lords.  In 1884 another such bill was  killed by the premier. In all,  thirteen woman's suffrage bills  have been introduced into the  British House of Commons, none  of which reached a third reading.  From 1867 to 1884 the women of  England collected 3,000,000 signatures in favor of their demands  for the suffrage. Thus, for over  half a century the matter was  agitated by peaceful means.  Only when the movement came  to be regarded by the public as  a joke, militant methods were  adopted by a section of the  women agitators.  In the United   States,   equal  suffrage is enjoyed in ten states.  In Wyoming the women   have  voted for forty years.  Equal suffrage came in South  Australia in 1895, and has spread  so rapidly that since 1908 the  whole of Australia has stood for  woman's suffrage.  The women of New Zealand  were conceded the vote twenty  years ago.  Women vote also in Norway,  a portion of Hungary, Denmark,  Finland and Iceland.  The writer recently met a  native of New Zealand and asked  him how woman's suffrage was  working in his country. "The  people pf New Zealand," he replied, "would not dream of withdrawing the suffrage from women. They use the ballot in about  the same proportion as the men.  The women have helped to purify public life, none but clean  men can be elected to positions  of trust. In ten years," he continued, "we expect that the last  vestiges of the liquor traffic will  be rooted out." No wonder a  certain class of politicians are  afraid of women's votes.  By way of application to the  situation in B.C., what are the  women of this province going to  do? They complain, and with  justice, that some of the laws  that bear upon their most  cherished and vital interests are  antiquated, onesided, and even  brutal in their unfairness. They  seek such changes in these laws  as will afford better protection  to their homes and their material  interests.      '  They seek the suffrage also  that they may help to purify  public life, to banish from our  cities the destructive influences  of social vice and the saloon, and  to make this province a decent  and safe 'place for the upbringing of children. Why are they  denied? In California, Washington, Oregon and Alaska, under the Stars and Stripes, women  enjoy full voting rights. Why  in the matter of progressive  legislation, bearing directly on  public and social morals, does  B. C. under the British flag lag  behind? The answer comes  readily. It is because our province is controlled by men devoid  of high moral principles, whose  sympathies have been shown to  be with the loose and disorderly  element of society rather than  with those who stand for decency  (Continued on page 4, column 3.)  The Bank of British North America  -r  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  for amounts of $1 and upw  required for withdrawing.  Accounts opened for amounts of $1 and upwards.    ,\y, ,������,   ..  DRAFTS, MONEY ORDERS, LETTERS OF ORKUit , ,  TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES issued, negotiable unywhV,  COLLECTIONS  made  at lowest rates.  Agents and Correspondents  in every part of the world.  Agents for  DEN  N()USKF  CliKDIT HANK  J. N. CRAN, Manager  Bella Coola foranfl!  DRANEY FISHERIES LTD, Proprietors:  NAMU SAW-MILL  Rough and Dressed  Lumbf  ��������� of any dimensions ���������  Af  Write Us for Quotations- Let Us Figure on Your Requlrem  enh  Address: NAMU, B. C.  Gault Brothers Limited  WHOLESALE T>RY GOODS  361 Water Street        Vancouver, B.C,  <J Qault Brothers for over 60 years haoe successfully  maintained wholesale warehouses throughout Canada  C| The Vancouver stock is,the largest and best assorted  stock, on the Coast, in some cases the best west oJToronto  '"t|  < A  !  STAPLES  SMALLWARES  RIBBONS  Ready-to-Wear  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  House Furnishings  CARPETS  LINENS  DRESS COOK  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED THE DAY RECEIVED  LABOR AND MONOPOLY.  Labor organizations can be  rendered unnecessary for the  protection of labor only through  abolition of monopoly of natural  opportunities. If that were  done there would be jobs open to  all and laborers would get their  entire product without orr.  tion.    As long as  monc;  Nature's resources is all  exist laborers will be Jr..  organize and to do much:  unethical in self-defence."  facts must be borne in ir:  judging the labor uniGr.: -  ���������Ottawa Citizen.  Grates are extra durable.  Goal grate isd&|$  plex. Wood grate is the most modern tjpt ?!  $&&������  will take extra large piece*  wood���������just remove backe  lining. Ask the McClary dealer to show y  Sold By All General Merchants.  Kemp's INVALID POR  A SUPERIOR  MEDICATED  WINE  Unsurpassed as a  TONIC,  STIMULANT  AND  INVIGORATOR  J. A. Tepoorten Ltd.,  Wholesale  PI������jHbj^  VANCOUVER, Hj  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD  Boscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SKRVK'1  BETWEEN n  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S.S. CAMOSUN ^ves Victoria every Wednesday  ���������lpav<>g Vancouver every Thursday am r  LEAVES BELLA COOLA SUNDAY MORNING.  \. "Capilano" or S. S. "Coquitlam" also call *|l;-  Gasoline and Explosives by special arnuu''('MU'M  For rates of Frei>*htH,  Faro������ and other informali"''. ������H''|lf '  Hbai) Omen, Caukau. St.,  Vancouvkk ; or Ck"- m'-  atf������nt,  1003 CJovkhnmknt St., Victoria. h  Saturday, July 18,  1914  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  ���������ei,  You Use Flour  the Best Is In This Sack  23 MSi 33 J"  *#* "%  I?  v.:*!  Wi  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  . pOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  *-* Manitoba, Saskatchewan mid Ai.herta,  the YukonTekiutouy, thuNorth-west Tkkki-  TOBlES and in a portion of the Province of  British Columbia, may be leas<������i for u tunn of  twenty-one yearB at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,6*10 acreH will bo leaned  to one applicant.  Application for a lease muni be made by th������  applicant in person to the Agent or Siib-Affetit  of the district in which the rifchtu applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by KectioiiH, or Ic-kiiI subdivinionH of flections, and in unaurveyed territory the trac:t applied for uhull be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of $6 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 live cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furniwh  the Aflrent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not beinpr operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining riKhta  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 he  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any AKftrit or Sub-Atfent  of Dominion Lands.  w. w. cony,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B,��������� Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30090.  HO  I  To Land Seekers, Campers,     Why Pack Your outfits  PrOSpeCtOrS,   EtC- Further Than Necessary?  WE CARRY COMPLETE LINES OF THE FOLLOWING AT BELLA COOLA PRICES:  GROCERIES TENTS DRY GOODS HARDWARE  CAMPERSVSUPPLIES PACKERS' REQUISITES  HAY  AND  GRAIN  j Bella Coola Mercantile Co., Hagensborg gcSs  12 Miles from Bella  d on Direct  the Interior  MO  i-J&iW. ��������� 1 liMMJT il  '*%&%**  ROYAL STANDARD  ,,*��������� 49 LBS  '".UiV.V- '.  c  .tX"������  SOLD BY ALL FIRST CLASS GROCERS.  Ofc  orr.  ���������so:  .)!  dr.  ch.  :e.'  nr  ju:  -  IS  tf  a  IW. Peck&: Co. Ltd.  ^ Manufacturers of  CLOTHING, SHIRTS,  ;,CAPS and OVERALLS  B. FILLIP JACOBSEN  Agent for and Owner of  FARM, TMBER LANDS AND WATER POWER  IN BELLA COOLA AND VICINITY  TEN ACRE FARMS A SPECIALITY  ^ 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. A11 information strictly guaranteed.  B. FILl .IP JACOBSEN. Bella Coola, B. C.  V'jWe carry a complete stock of Men's Furnishings  '   and  all the best English   and American   Hats  JOHN W. PECK & CO., LTD.  MONTREAL        WINNIPEG       VANCOUVER  SEALED TENDERS addressed Lo the  undersigned and endorsed "Tender  for New Public Building, at Courtenay,  B. C," will be received at this office  until 4.00 P.M., on Wednesday, August  5, 1914, for the work mentioned.  Plans, specification and form of contract can be seen and forms of tender  obtained at the office of Mr. Wrn. Henderson, Resident Architect, Victoria, B.  C, at the Post Office, Courtenay, B.C.,  and at this Department.  Persons tendering are notified that  tenders will not be considered unless  made on the printed forms supplied, and  signed with their actual signatures, stating their occupations and places of residence. In the case of firms, the actual  signature, the nature of the occupation  and place of residence of each member  of the firm must be given.  Each tender must be accompanied by  an accepted cheque on a chartered bank,  payable to the order of the Honourable  the Minister of Public Works, equal to  ten per cent (10 p.c) of the amount of  the tender, which will be forfeited if the  person tendering decline to enter into a  contract when called upon to do so, or  fail to complete the work contracted for.  If the tender be not accepted the cheque  will be returned.  The Department does not bind itself  to accept the lowest or any tender.  By order,  R. C. DESROCHERS,  Secretary.  Department of Public Works,  Ottawa, July 3, 1914.  Newspapers will not be paid for this advertisement if they insertiit without authority from the  Department.���������63892. July lS~2fi  Voted Against Abolition of. the Bar.  On June 29th, Sir Robert Borden left Ottawa for a vacation  trip to Nova Scotia. He did not  leave, however, until he had cast  his vote against the Provincial  candidate in Ottawa who was  supporting the Ontario. Liberals  to abolish the bar. In Opposition,  Premier Borden was a self-professed apostle of moral reform,  political purity and all that is  good. When the chance was  given him, he voted to uphold  the bar-room.  J Highland Liquor Co. i  W        w  M  o    i   |i  WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS   H  PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO   "5   I  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous  Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland.  WE   SHIP   PROMPTLY  758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.  }���������;(  W 'f\  i  R'  roR  3  :VK'E  EF  lU-  il wirt  lit.  ''"''If  ,ni-:''|h  THE  Oil Co  'Jill*"  LIMITED  ,3-n^  .*-#  Australia is going in for more  submarines, destroyers and fast  light cruisers. Canada's naval  policy consists of two training  ships and a department at Ottawa to which has been transferred  control over the fisheries. What  the issuing of cannery licenses  has to do with a naval organization only Sir Robert Borden  knows.  Editor,  Bella Coola Courier.  Sir,���������-Whilst fully endorsing  the sentiments expressed in the  letter from Cape Scott Farmers'  Institute through the secretary,  Mr. S. Wadey, and especially  with regard to the amount appropriated for Strathcona Park,  I should like to call attention to  what, I think, is a slight error.  The Shushartie appropriation  for the year 1913, quoted as $15,-  000, did not actually total half  that amount; and as the Shushartie district includes the considerable settlement of Nahwitti  ���������a region extending as far west  as the Cache River���������with a population of over sixty, Mr. Wadey's  estimate falls short of the actual  number by a large percentage.  ARCHIE D. DARLINGTON.  Nahwitti River, June 27, 1914.  IH ������  Authorized Capital, $500,000  t&���������sf  Jfce first issue of 25,000 shares of the Ensign Oil Company's  stock now offered to the public at  tfwi    bob  Per Share 25C Per Share  For Purity and Sweetness  Non-Personal Liability  Par Value $1  Non-A������������e������������ibIe  The company holds leases for 1920 acres in the Wetaskiwin  Diltrlt socially located and approved by their consulting  geologist-Mr. W. H. Stevenson, C.E., M.b.  Drilling will be started as soon as possible after sufficient  stock has been taken up.  Every investigation is invited. Prospect��������� on application.  .���������Application for less than 20 shares cannot be accepted.  PASCALL'S  Chocolates and Confections are Nutritious  and Delicious  SOLD BY ALL  FIRSTCLASS GROCERS AND CONFECTIONERS  EGG-O  BAKING  POWDER  PURE in the Can and  SURE in the Baking  NOT MADE BY A TRUST  Made in Canada  Sold by all first-class Grocers  Satisfaction Guaranteed  or money back  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.  BUSINESS CARDS  APPLICATION FORM  THE  ENSIGN  OIL  COMPANY,  LJMITED  Authored agent-G. GORDON EDE. P. O. BOX 1482, EDMONTON, Alia  I hereby acknowledge receipt of prospect  and   ���������**W*%���������������  for shares of non-assessible Capital Stock of the  ENSIGN oil'/coMr-ANTf.  LIMITED, at   the  price of twenty-five cent, per  "'" ....        i id- as Davmcnt in tun.  ,   share, of which I hereby enclose $ as Pa>"  Dated thin day  of , 1914.  Name   Address   Occupation.  Geoffrey K. Burnett   D. J. McGugan"  C.E., B.C.L.S.. B.A.S.C., B.C.L.S..  AS3. 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.  I I*. O. Box KSO. Teluiihoni! 232.  Animals, Birds, Fish  and all kinds of  Game Heads  Mounted True to  Nature  Hides tanned and made  into Rugs and Robes  All work strictly first - class  A. Mittler taxidermist  728 Helmcken Street'  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Patronize Home Industry  and Buy RAMS AYS'  Biscuits, Candy, Macaroni  New Orleans Molasses  Manilla Drips  Imperial Maple Syrup  Ramsay Bros. & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  ZHOU  The perfect blend and full aroma  of  Nabob  Coffee  makes it a most satisfying  beverage.  AT  ALL  GOOD   GROCERS.  45c  Full Pound Tin.  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  Sl.OO  TO  S2.50      STEAM   HEATED  ROOMS WITH BATH  Fur Sales Age^  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.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  ~^Sl lo  HOE  The  Clerk Knew.  A clerk showed forty patterns  of ginghams to a man whose  wife had sent him to buy some  for her, and to every pattern the  man said: My wife said she did  not want anything like that.  The clerk put the last piece back  on the shelf. Sir, he s>aid, you  don't want gingham. What you  want is a divorce.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT  OF COAST -RANGE III.  T\kk Nutick that Helen Frewen  Sheringham, of Chezacut, B.C., occupation married woman, intends to apply  for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted twenty  chains west of the north-east corner ot  Lot 524 G. 1, thence north twenty  chains, 'thence west twenty chains  thence south twenty chains, thence east  twenty chains to point of commencement. Situated in vicinity of Chezacut  I'. 0., B. C.  HELEN FREWEN SHERINGHAM.  Date. May 11. l'.U-l.  Ed ward O'Urbun SlierinKhmn. Atci'iit.  Juiu!'JO"Aui?. 15.  The poorer the soil the better  the crop of wild oats. BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, July j^ (  .-WAS*:  When You Pay for  the Best  You Deserve  Braid's  Best Coffee  Ogilvie's  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now  WMMIUMBIMMmitaWlim  From  ALL GOOD GROCERS  ���������-*r  ^ THE Manufacturers of all ^  kinds of  MOONEY BISCUIT ������������ ���������  & CANDY CO. Ltd.  MOONEY'S SODAS and  PILOT BREAD  "THE   BEST YET"  VANCOUVER,   B. C. Made in British Columbia  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  HUGHES BROS.        8  BIG L10UOR STORE  Wines, Liquers and Cigars  WE   SHIP   EVERYWHERE  Send for free price list with shipping instructions  105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C.  *',  m ���������  h  The Best Manufactured Clothing for the West  "SOVEREIGN BRAND"  CLOTHING  SOLD IN ALL FIRST-CLASS STORES  IV. E. Sanford Manufacturing Company, Ltd., Hamilton, Ont.  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.   ������  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Wholesale  DRY GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS  j Manufacturers s  SHIRTS PANTS OVERALLS     Jg  "MACKINAW" CLOTHING  SAMPLE ROOM AT PRINCE RUPERT   Catalogues on application  Woman's Suffrage���������continued.  and  order.    Well .may the old  question   be   asked,   "who   can  bring-a clean thing out of an unclean?"  The woman's suffrage bill introduced at the last session of  the legislature was treated as a  subject for ignorant jest by the  government arid its servile sup-  porters.  There is a.course open to the  women of��������������������������� this province. The  Liberal party in B. C. pledges  itself if elected tapower to grant  equal suffrage. This is an important plank in the Liberal  platform. Let the d e'v o t e d  women who seek a better order  of things rally round this party.  Let them work for it in every  possible way, and so help to get  it into power, for then only will  they see the realization of their  hopes.  o    o    o    o    o  Hear our local representative  addressing a ^public meeting in  this valley, how he professes extreme pleasure at the large attendance of ladies. How often  has he 'smilingly avowed that  women should interest themselves in politics, and otherwise  attempted to bluff them into  thinking that he considered them  quite intellectual.  What did he do when the  woman's suffrage bill was before  the legislature last session? He  voted against it. Mr. Manson  does not think that women are  capable of taking an intelligent  part in public affairs. He does  not think they have brains  enough to understand politics;.  That is probabiy why he likes to  see them at his meetings. But  then perhaps Mr.,Manson would  have favored the bill had he  dared, but we have heard of the  "Bowser glare" and who can  stand before that? Not Mr.  Manson.  o     o     o     o     ������  Who  Tells the  Truth?  Hon. W. R. Ross, is reported  by the Conservative press, as  saying at McBride that "as a  matter of fact only five per cent  of our available lands have been  disposed of to purchasers."  Whether or not this statement  is true depends upon the amount  of agricultural land the province  contains.  Mr. R. E. Gosnell, the government statistician who is entrusted with the compilation of The  Year Book of British Columbia  places the amount at 15,000,000  acres. Government advertisements say 20,000,000 acres, while  the Attorney-General, scorning  such authority, proudly boasts  of 103,000,000 acres.  A government inspired article  recently appearing in the London  Daily Mail says, British Colum-  has area of 240,000,000 acres, of  which ten per cent is said to be  arable."'. That is 24,000,000  acres.  From the year 1905 to 1913 we  find the government alienated  6,000,000 acres, which, according  to the government statistician,  is just about 40 per cent of our  total available agricultural land.  Taking the government's own  estimate of 20,000,000 acres we  find that 30 per cent has been  sold by the government.  Taken on the basis of Mr.  Bowser's estimate the statement  of Mr. Ross would appear to be  nearly, correct. But Mr. Bowser's estimate is absurd and  shows either wilful perversity  or crass ignorance or both.  o     o     o     o     o  In April and May, 1913, the  total immigration was 146,000;  in round numbers. In April and  May, 1914,'the immigration was  68,000. In percentage the decrease was 53, according to official figures : given out by the  Ottawa government. Since Borden rule has brought such depression and widespread unemployment in Canada, it is fortunate, perhaps, that this large  falling off has taken place, but  the very fact that it has .come;  shows how Canada's former  march of marvellous progress  has been checked under the administration of the present government. Under Laurier nile,  there was a constant increase in  immigration and abundance of  work at good wages for all who  would come to Canada.  Liberalism    grows   steadily  stronger in Saskatchewan.    In  the recent by-elections, a riding  which   had   been   Conservative  since the creation of the Province  returned a Liberal member, turning a Conservative majority  of 44 in the last provincial elections  to a Liberal  majority of  over 300.    In another riding, a  Liberal  majority  of something  more than 100 became a Liberal  majority of nearly 300. Throughout the Prairie West, the Liberal  Party   is   gaining   with   every  month.    In Manitoba, the Conservative cause is saved only by  the disgraceful  tactics   of   the  Rogers' machine,  the most notorious and unscrupulous political  organization in   the   Dominion,  which has put forth every effort  of trickery   and   corruption   to  prevent   the   downfall   of   the  Roblin Ministry.  o     o     o     o     o  M. Henri Bourassa will have  many sympathisers when he expresses doubts as to the real  patriotism of the flag wavers.  It requires no sacrifice to wave  the flag, but when real work is  demanded, that is different, and,  judging by precedents, M. Henri  Bourassa's doubts are justified.  D  o  D  Hon  HOE  HOE  D       O  R. B. JOHNSON LTD., Port Coquitlam, B. C.  Manufacturers  of  High-Grade  BOOTS  and  SHOES  Specialists in  Boots for  LOGGERS  MINERS    .  CRUISERS  PROSPECTORS  ROADMEN, ETC.  0  6\    \<���������30ETZ>]      ^]      Your Guarantee of Quality      [^7      \CZ3Q*���������fl    fo  ESTABISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 189.  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Notions  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  UP  yffl  "t.  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  lip-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     Q    ������  Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles  Settlers, Prospe&ors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing but the mosl: suitable articles are kept at prices thai  invite competition.  i  t"������  > yS>  Paints -  Oils  - Varnishes  -  Stains  Crockery and Glassware of all kinds  .  ��������� ,  t  Patent Medicines of all description  t  Best brands of Flour.     Feed and Grain of all sorti  kept on hand.    Prompt service  Best Goods���������Lowest Prices���������Largest Stocky ^  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C *


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