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 'si  %  ��������� _  I  5  I  _  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER REPORT FOR JUNE.  Compiled  by Mr. C. H.  Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, G7.    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. 40  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 22,  1916.  $1.00 a Year  Road to Lemhurg  Now Opened  Petrograd, July 20.~ -Reported  that a Russian army under Gen.  Letchetzky   has   succeeded   in  penetrating the Carpathians and  -is only one  day's march  from  Hungary, threatening the Aus- -tor were taken, while south of  trian rear. Austro-German forces  evacuated large area southwest  Trenches and Prisoners  Taken by French  Paris, July 21- French attacks  in the Somme region were delivered last night on both sides  of the river. On the north bank  trenches in the Hardecourt sec-  of Lutsk,  opened.  Road to Lemberg now  French Make Progress  Paris, July 20.��������� French made  progress in the Verdun sector by  hand grenade fighting in the vicinity of Fleury. Germans also  made raids in the region of Pas-  chendaal and north of the Aisne;  all raids checked with light losses to us.  Italians Capture Position  Rome, July 20.���������Italians captured yesterday new positions in  Trentino and repulsed all Austrian attacks in the Pasubio sector, The Austrian losses for  May and June on the Italian front  totalled, thirty thousand killed,  one hundred thousand wounded  and fifty thousand ill or disabled.  the river all  the German front  line trenches between Barleaux  and Soyecourt fell into French  hands.    The trenches captured  on the north bank run from Hale-  court-Momelon to east of Hardecourt, along  the  railway  from  Combles toClery.   Four hundred  prisoners also were captured. In  Verdun region there was a continuous   bombardment   of   the  Avancourtand Chattancourt sector on left bank of Meuse with  grenade  engagement to northeast of Hill 304.    On east bank  of Meuse the French progressed  west of Thiaumont earthworks,  while to south  Fleury they took  a strongly fortified German post  and  150  prisoners.    A German  aeroplane was brought down in  the   Somme   region   east   of  Peronne.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  S. S. Camosun on her weekly  visit gladdened the hearts of our  people by arriving at 4 o'clock  on Sunday afternoon. The list  of passengers for this port contained the names of F. E. Mc-  Feely, B. Robb, Walter Ratcliff  and Antoine Capoose.  Among the outgoing passengers were: R. O. Jennings, J. R.  Morrison, Frank Broughton, A.  C. Christenson and Miss Addie  Gibson.  Miss Addie Gibson is off on'a  a trip to Victoria to spend her  vacation.    .  J. R. Morrison went to Safety  Cove where he will be engaged  for the summer in superintending public works.  Antoine Capoose, the energetic  Indian merchant of Anaham  Lake, returned on Sunday from  his third trip to Vancouver this  summer.  The Indians of the interior are  unusually prosperous this year,  as their trapping of last winter  was highly successful.  woodsmen and sawmill men there and boundary country.    It is ex-  are especially wanted camp  cooks, sawyers and handy men,  also one bugler, two .tailors and  two shoemakers.    The pay is the  pected the greater part of July  will be past before the leaders  will reach the coast.  The local Liberals are not able  same   as   for   regular soldiers, \ to state at this time whether any  $1.10 per day  with   board  and; of  the  leaders will be  able to  British Recapture  Lost Ground  Submarine Campaign in Full Swing  London, July 20. ��������� Germans  being heavily reinforced and  after intense artillery fire delivered heavy attacks in dense formation, the enemy succeeded in  penetrating t h e outskirts of  Longuevall and a portion of Del-  ville Wood, but not before they  had suffered very heavy losses;  the fight is still going on. Three  German attacks on Waterlot farm  repulsed.   Later despatch says, British  recapture all lost ground, terrific  fighting continues.  General Smuts reports that the  forces operating against him  have now been driven down the  Pangani river.  Submarine campaign is in full  swing, both allies and neutrals  being among the victims.  U.S. Troops Leaving Mexico  Rio Janeiro, July 20.���������James  L. Rogers, representative of the  United States, informed the  Mexican secretary of war that  the American expeditionary forces are being gradually withdrawn from Mexican territory.  Sydney, July 20.���������A serious  outbreak of Meningitis is alarming Australian authorities.  Ottawa, July 20.���������484 men employed in the Interior Department of the civil service have  joined the army. Only fifty have  been taken on to fill vacancies.  Russians Resume  Offensive at Kovel  London, July 21.��������� A wireless  despatch from Rome says it is  reported from Petrograd that a  great battle is developing at Jab-  lenitza, the results of which thus  far have been favorable to the  Russians. In addition to heavy  fighting in the Carpathians the  Russian offensive has been resumed before Kovel and Vladi-  mir-Volynski and in the Riga  area. There are two Jablonit-  za's, one is in the Carpathians  south of Kolomea, on the river  Bigby Czercemorz. The other is  at the entrance to the pass of  same name. Russians are in the  neighborhood of both places.  Heavy Fighting on  Somme Front  London, July 21.- Heavy fighting continues on Somme front.  British gained ground in Delvil-  le woods and Longueval. North  of Longueval-Bazentin position  the British pushed forward their  line. East of the Leipsic redoubt bombing parties made a  substantial advance during the  night.    Kugi Occupied by Russians  Petrograd, July 21.���������Kugi, an  important point in the Caucasus  was occupied by the Russians on  Tuesday. Kugi is a junction  point of high roads in the Erze-  rum district.  R. O. Jennings, road superin-  tendentof the district, after laying out the work to be done in  the valley for the season took  his departure for the islands between Bella Bella and Queen  Charlotte Sound, which requires  the recognition of the public  works department in view of the  many settlers located there.  As his district is of generous  dimensions he therefore finds it  impossible to give every locality  the personal superintendence he  deems necessary he has drafted  Frank Broughton into his service  as an assistant.  Frank, in consequence, had to  leave the Bella Coola people to  maintain order among themselves as best they can as he was  ordered to accompany the superintendent on his tour of this part  of the district in order to familiarize himself with the work to  be carried out.  We do not think the absence  of the provincial constable will  be taken advantage of by any  rash individuals.  Mr. F. E. McFeely, of the  wholesale hardware firm McLennan, McFeely, & Co. Ltd.,  Vancouver, spent a few days in  town this week. This is Mr.  McFeely's first trip to Bella  Coola and he expresses himself  as well pfeased with what he saw  of the valley.  Capt. G. B. Hull, district ..Dominion engineer, and Mr. J.Millar, his assistant, came in last  Tuesday on a Dominion government launch from Prince Rupert.  They came here in response to a  petition sent early this spring-  by residents of the town to the  government for the dredging of  a basin where small crafts could  find anchorage and shelter.  Their stay was very brief, but  during the time at their disposal  they elaborated a plan which in  due course will be presented to  the proper authorities and placed  before the parliament at its next  session for consideration.  The plan of the proposed basin  as outlined by the engineer before leaving, is to dredge a channel 60 feet wide and 10 feet deep  at low water from the government-wharf parallel to the approach to a point near the boat-  house and two warehouses. Here  there will be excavated a basin  of equal depth with the channel  100 feet square, with wharves  on the west and north sides.  We are glad to note the promptitude with which the Dominion  government responded to the  appeal and believe it to bean indication of its willingness to  carry out the undertaking. Captain Hull assured our citizens  that he would give it his recommendation.  Captain Hull, and Mr. Millar  were accompanied on the trip  by J. W. Scott of the Kaien Hardware Co., C H. Orne, druggist,  and Mr. Thompson, mining engineer, all of Prince Rupert.  The party left the following  day at noon on the return trip  for Prince Rupert direct.  clothes, etc.  Anyone desiring to join should  communicate with either J. H.  McMullen, Dr. H. E. Tremayne,  or Geo. B. Hull, Prince Rupert,  for full information. Free passage will be provided to Prince  Rupert.  It is the intention that the men  leave for Ottawa in about two  months, and shortly after that  for France.  The captain gave as a fact,  that it had been a,surprise to  learn that very few of. the soldiers' on active service had any  knowledge of woodcraft, that  for instance in the falling of a  tree they would try to pull it  down with ropes.  If that is the case it is certainly necessary to get men enlisted  who can use the tools needed in  handling timber; and in a battalion of that kind Bella Coola  boys would certainly be able to  distinguish themselves.  A. C. Christensen is at Smiths  Inlet on a visit to his cattle ranch.  Vancouver, July 20���������The Duke  and Duchess of Con naught and  Princess Patricia were cheered  by dense crowds in the streets  today, boy scouts and women's  volunteer reserves were out in  full force.  Among the number coming up  on last Sunday's steamer was B.  Robb, travelling salesman for  the Kelly, Douglas, Co. Ltd.,  Vancouver. After interviewing  the local merchants he left for  the south on Tuesday.  Walter Ratcliff had to come  back to see how his interests  prosper up the valley. He has  been absent for a number of  weeks visiting his people in Oregon. He must be considered  to be one of the grittiest among  pioneers, as his ranch is located  in the wilderness far away from  neighbors some seventy miles  up the valley.  Men of strong character like  his are those who build a nation  enduring and strong.  It is regrettable that Captain  Hull was unable to extend his  visit for a week at least as he,  besides performing his duties as  government engineer, is also an  officer of the 238th Canadian  Forestry Battalion, and is actively engaged in recruiting men to  join the colors.  We believe that there are some  men still left in the valley who  would enlist if approached by  duly authorized parties.  Captain Hull explained that  this battalion is to be made up  of men who are not expected to  fight the enemy, but whose duties  shall be to cut timber, build bridges and houses, and perform  other work requiring some skill  in the use of wood-working tools.  The headquarters of the battalion is at Ottawa, and it is the  Olaf Fosbak on his way home  from town last Tuesday night  disturbed a big black bear and  a cub at the side hill near the  Bella Coola bridge. Nobody was  hurt as the bears took to the  woods and Olaf did not want to  fight.   John Widsten, our vigilant  fishery officer, caught one fisherman violating the law on Sunday  afternoon last week. It seems  the unfortunate party in his  anxiety to earn an honest dollar  was unable to restrain himself  until the legalized time of six  o'clock, but throwed out his net  at an earlier hour with the result that he had to appease outraged justice by the payment of  five dollars and cost.  The court was lenient as the  poor man very penitently promised never to do so again.  make Bella Coola before the  election or not. Every community wishes to hear these men  explain the political situation,  and it is, under the circumstances, deemed best to forego that  pleasure on the part of Bella  Coola in order to give districts  that have not met the coming  premier a chance to hear him.  H. C. Brewster, leader of the  Liberal party in British Columbia, and M. A. Macdonald, Liberal candidate for Vancouver,  are now touring the northern  part of the province. One of  the best attended meetings held  in Prince Rupert took place Friday last week. The largest building in the city was packed, all  eager to hear the leader and his  able lieutenant expose the Bowser trickeries and promulgate  the program of the Liberal party.  The parcy will visit GranbyBay,  and returning they will proceed  along the G. T. P. line holding  meetings at Terrace, Hazelton,  Smithers, Fort Fraser, Vander-  hoof, Fort George. Places  throughout the Cariboo district  will also be visited. After visiting Ashcroft,   where    a    large  intention to raise a force of 200! meeting is being arranged for,  men in  this province.    Besides! the party will go to the Kootenay  Last week proved very wet for  the most part of the coast. Reports from Rivers Inlet and  Namu state that the downpour  for the first two weeks of July  has been above the average.  Again Chas. Tucker, our ever  vigilant Dominion constable, has  brought bibulous Indians to grief.  Two Stick Indians who were  camping on the peaceful banks  of the Paisley river, inferring  that the constable would sleep  in the night and it therefore  would be reasonably safe to indulge in a slight indiscretion,  allov/ed themselves in the middle  of the night or in the small hours  of Wednesday morning last week  the joy of becoming drunk. But  their deductions were wrong.  Charlie was on the spot at two  o'clock in the morning and arrested them. In due course of  the same day Indian-agent Fougner relieved them of fifteen and  twenty five dollars respectively  and admonished them not to do  so again.  Moral: A wrong-doer is never  safe. "Be sure your sins will  find you out."  Weather conditions for the  curing of hay crop, now being  more than ready for gathering,  are about as unfavorable as they  can be. Almost every day there  is more or less rain; generally  more.  It is the lower part of the valley that suffers the most. The  part of the valley above Hagensborg does not receive the amount  of rain of the lower valley, and  it is learned that some of the  farmers in the upper valley have  their hay cut and in cocks.  It must now be concluded that  the run of Sockeyesat this point  is a failure. The catch is the  smallest since the cannery started. The humpbacks are already  arriving in the usual large numbers and are being canned.  The mail-boxes for Hagensborg  Route No. 1, have arrived.  c  6  6  6  4  ffitjurrij Nniiir  Sunday School  Church Service  -     10:45 a.m.  -   7 : 30 p. m.  Preacher for Sunday-~Rev.  VV. H. Gibson.  All Are Welcome.  ���������   _IO<i(  to Advertise.       If you want to reach the markets of Northern  British Columbia advertise in the Courier.   (,���������nor���������ernTc)  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 thus afford a better medium than many of the larger city dailies for the party thai advertises. "  S" 1    _  ; Hi  _1  vV!r"*. v*'.."  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, July 22,  /Ojg  I  111','  ���������Ji;_  ���������   'fig  i     }���������__.._  , vtffcl  <i'__av  t MKii.-  t ]il .E  ��������� i'���������*WS_>it  1 ttSSft x  1 nT**__ _    '  f.   >_*_!#  ���������������������������. ������������������4,__J_V _i  S'  H   #- *  _W "_W  V . j_fr'  'i'.V_������ *";  ,��������� .m"5-*_ ?  t'lfV.W'J  I   . ��������� -"_i  '. '._/..o  'hf-_������������������;-���������.  II "���������J v  I'.  , iv-1 .���������  i ���������  1 V   _'        T:  i'. a-** --* ������������������  "'J J*!"   :*  1 '_.-'���������   i  ���������!.������  ���������tf_  te_9?  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1  Year $1.00  G Months       0.7S  3 Months        0.50  United States  1 Year '.    $1.50  United Kingdom  1 Year $1.00  Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscribers not receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at once. Changes in address should be  sent in as soon as possible.  For Advertising Rates,  Apply  at  Office.  To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications -.vill be published, the  name and address of every writer of such letters  must toe Riven to the editor.  The Editor; reserves the right to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  risk.  '���������&'dhxs puuuli nitjircma rst Irx."  SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1916.  Conserve the Land.  A great deal has. been said  abDut the necessity of conserving the resources of the country;  and it may be that something  also hasf been done in different  directions to carry out a policy  of that nature.  But living as we do in a farming community our attention has  been called to a state of affairs  that calls for the immediate attention of a.government which  claims it has the Conservation  of bur natural resources at heart.  We refer   to   the   wholesale  erosion of the agricultural lands  . of the community by the action  of the river.    On a-recent trip  up the valley numerous evidences  of the havoc played by the river  when at flood height, were forced  upon our attention.  It was stated that some farmers have; in the course of a few  years, had as much as sixty  acres of their land washed away  by the river.  Lossesrof this kind are permanent, not only to the present  owners but to succeedingowners  and to the countryas a whole.  Other losses may be repaired,  but not these.  The attention of''both the Dominion and the Provincial governments has  been   called  to the  necessity  of putting a stop to  ..this state of affairs, but neither  ' one nor the other finds it in accordance vvith its rules to deal  with the problem. The Dominion  government refuses to do anything because the river is not a  navigable stream, and the Provincial  government  is  equally  powerless as long as the action  of the river "does not threaten  any public works. ,  The farmers who are the immediate! sufferers have so many  other difficulties to contend with  that they find that this one is  beyond their ability and means.  But difficulties are met with to  be overcome and we believe that  in spite of indifference and red  tape a solution will be found and  the river be confined to its channels.  o     o    o    o     o  A Plan Proposed.  Because of the magnitude of  the task of" confining the river j  to its bed and  because of the'  value such work will have to the,  province the government is the  party  which  should  be  chiefly  interested in getting the work  done speedily.  But as former experience has]  taught us that it will very likely  take years before it will be possible by appeals to make an impression upon the stolidity of  officials concerned where their  pocket books are not imrcfediately  affected, we will submit a plan  which will it is hoped, meet with  an earlier and possibly immediate consideration.  If the'government is unwilling  to bear the expense of protecting the land from being carried  to the sea, it can at least extend  its aid by financing the undertaking and assessing the cost to  the farmers along the river in  proportion to the extent each one  is benefited.  The government claims it is  in a position to loan millions of  dollars to the farmers. In this  case it can use some of this  money for the protection of the  land and give the farmere benefited a chance to pay the cost in  yearly instalments in accordance  with the provisions of the Agricultural Act.   ���������  The government should at its  O'vvn expense send a competent  engineer to Bella Coola to examine the river and formulate  apian of how,the work should  be done. Then it might submit  the plan to the farmers in order  to give them a chance to voice  their opinion of how, by whom,  and when the work should be  carried out.  Each farmer should be given  an opportunity for employment  on the works at regular wages  and if so inclined he could apply  the wages as part payment of  the cost assessed to him.  In giving the farmer a number of years to pay he would not  ,fc>e so seriously handicapped as  he would be if required to pay  the'cost all at once.  We would like to call the attention of the Minister of Agriculture and the superintendent  of public works in our district  to this problem for their immediate consideration and action as  soon as conditions permit.  EATS DIRT"  ^lWtietroMTp���������'Je-V������i'oi������e,i!oH*il'������s,0',^B  editorials, it is difficult from our  point of view to refrain from  suspecting that the News-Ad ver-  tiser in making such a statement  is hypocritical, because it knows  it is not true:  "Mr. M. A. Macdonald is still  going about suggesting that Conservatives were responsible for  the hundreds or thousands of  Seattle pluggers brought here  by his own officers, to vote five  or ten times .each for Mr. Macdonald himself."  At this time we do not deem  it necessary to show that the  evidence from the Conservatives  own unsavory witnesses proved  that the Conservative leaders  themselves were in touch with  the vote pluggers before and on  election day and did nothing to  stop them then; and that neither  at the present time is the Attor-  movers and v chief criminals in  the case to justice.  Did it ever occur to the News-  Advertiser that if the election  in Vancouver was seriously affected in favor of the Liberal  candidate by the alleged' vote  plugging why at -Victoria where  nothing of the kind is known to  have occurried, the Li b eral  majority was proportionately  larger even than*in Vancouver?  ��������� We shall await with much interest the solving of this con-  nundrum.    K  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  The Conservative press must  be very short of arguments when  it becomes necessary for it to  resort to assertions so weak that  they can be' refuted by almost  anybody. (  Here is another of equally  feeble strength:  "Mr. Macdonald is now going  about   the   country   protesting  that he is a failure as the head  of a department.    He is trying  to prove that when the administration of the Provincial Liberal  party entrusted to him was criminally controlled and used by a  gang of lawless conspirators, he  as the chairman of the committee and the employer of the plotters, whom he engaged and retained and paid, was in no way  responsible.  "By this argument Mr. Macdonald surely proves too negligent and too irresponsible to be  entrusted with the control of a  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 Ordc  ney-General  doing anything to  unearth and   bring   the  prime I large public-department.'*  f*  CLUB  OFFER  "N  Weak Criticism.  -  We do not like to appear rude  towards our highly respected  contemporary the News-Advertiser, but when we read the following extract from one of its  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  1.50  $2.50  Both papers  for  .   .   $1,50  The Courier $1.00  Canadian Countryman, Toronto       ;       .   1.50  $2.50  Both papers  for  .  .   $1.50  The Courier   .       .       .       .       . $1.00  Canadian Countryman, Toronto        .       .   1.50    AH three papers  Farmers Advocate & Home Journal, Winnipeg  1.50   *or  ���������  ���������   $2.50  In the above extract the jNfews-  Advertiser asserts that assuming  that John T. Scott was criminally implicated in the vote plugging, Mr. Macdonald was to blame  also, because Scott happened to  be in the employ of the. Liberal  Association, of which Mr. Macdonald was the president, during  the campaign.  If, as the News-Advertiser  claims, the fact that John T.  Scott was a criminal is proof  positive that his employer is not  capable of being at the head of  a governmental department is  true, then we fear it will be hard  to find a single head of any government department anywheres  that is not a failure on a charge  of that kind.  Human nature is frail, and  where there are large numbers  of men employed and exposed  to temptation, there is almost  sure to be one or more .that will  succumb to temptation.  But in our acquaintance with  public affairs we never heard  it claimed before that the employer on account of the wrong  doings of one of his men could  be charged with incompetence  and of being a failure.  Even Hon. Mr. Borden himself,  as clean a man in our estimation  as is found in Canada, could not  escape a charge of this nature.  But we will say this: that if a  head of a department when apprised of the criminal acts of a  person in his employ, does not  the offender to justice, tlKn he  is guilty not of incompetence  only but of being a partner in  the crime.  Mr. Macdonald has shown a  willingness to bring the criminals in this, case to justice, but he  has been balked in his efforts !>y  the very men who are his accusers.  The Referendum.  With all due deference to The  Week of Victoria, and the Independent Conservatives of Cowi-  chan, who express .themselves  strongly against the principles  of referendum, we beg to state  that the Bowser government, in  spite of its many sins of omission  and commission, did take an entirely correct attitude in regard  to the prohibition question in  submitting it in a form of a referendum to the people.  It was a question on which  none of the political parties eared  or dared to take a pronounced  stand. And in view of the important questions which new  divide the people and, furthermore, in view of the fact that  there very likely are proporticr-  ately as many prohibitionixt.s in  one party as in another it would  not have been fair to make the  question of prohibition a government or party nteasure.  If this important question weie  to be kept out of politic.. the  candidates for legislature shcu/d  not be required to express their  take adequate measures to bring'individual opinions upon it  What  He  Likes 5  Delicious coffee made with  "Canada First" {Evaporated)  Milk.  It s clean cooked taste imprcves  coffee���������it is homogenized, and  does not turn greasy in the cup.  Adds a mellowness that mak  good coffee better.  Say "Canada Fint"Evaporated.    Your grocer hows  THE  AYLMKH   CONDENSED   MILK   CO.,   LTD.  AYLMER.  ONTARIO  : makes  (the  :eh  Bre  iti<  weW  Itio:  b;  jjsti  leth  jhifc  ion  sai  ity  b:  =_>n  301:  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  u. O.      LamOSUll      Leaves   Vancouver  every  Thursday at 9 p.m.       (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Sundays a.m.  0  0  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  S. S.   "Coquitlam"   sails   from   Vancouver  nightly, carrying Gasoline  and  Explosives,   wil.  at Bella Coola by arrangement.  I Oft  eal  For rates of Freights,  Fares and other information, apply ���������"  . 9������r.f!J.   Carrall St.,  Vancouver: or Geo. ]_(���������������������������""���������  agent,  1003 Government St., Victoria  L!  fhoW  ..���������ft  1 HurU M22' J916  r ld not affect the prospects  the election of the candidates  either party,  whether they  re prohibitionists or anti-pro-  itionists.,   If, in the words of  ,\Veek, this "American abom-  Ition" ������f a referendum  had  baen adopted, but simply a  t-stion submitted to the voters  jether they were for or against  Ih'ibitib'n,���������'it is not very hard  Imagine that in case prohibi-  ion had been adopted and at  same time a legislative ma-  ity of anti-prohibitionits had  b32.i elected, this in itshos-  BELLA  COOLA   COURIER  tility might have passed a measure which in name only would  have been a Prohibition Act and  in its workings would make prohibition in British Columbia a  farce and cause everybody to become so disgusted with it that a  repeal iwould be demanded.  A referendum may have its  drawbacks, but in this case at  least it was entirely justified by  the circumstances.  ���������������������������������������!������     ��������������� .���������������!  B. C. Prohibition Act  Does Not Prohibit.  Measure Provides for Free and  Unrestricted Importation of  Lienor from Outside  Points.  Because neglecting many years  of opportunity for good, Mr.  Bowser's day of repentance is  passed.  Full measure of value  In quality and  economy.  _*_  :\  SOLD BY ALL DEALERS  -si  A few 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.  W&&M  *  The B. C. Prohibition Act, on  which the electors of British Columbia will be asked to register  their opinions at the polls, is not  a prohibition act in any sense of  the term. So contrary is it to  the principles of prohibition that  prohibitionists themselves are  freely criticising the measure  and the man whoisneither "wet"  or "dry" is asking the pointed  question as to what will be secured the bill save the building up of industry and trade at  various points outside the province.  All of which goes to show that  it is advisable that the elector  who desires to vote intelligently  on the subject should carefully  examine the Act before election  day.  The "wide open" clause of the  Act, Clause 57, reads in part as  follows:  "NOTHING IN THIS ACT  SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO  INTERFERE (a) WITH THE  RIGHT OF ANY PERSON TO  IMPORT FROM WITHOUT  THE PROVINCE LIQUOR  FOR BONA FIDE USE IN  HIS PRIVATE DWELLING  HOUSE."  This clause means that any  resident of the province is allowed to purchase all the liquor  he desires, just as often as he  wishes, without control or regulation by the government, so  long as he sends his money outside the province for his supply.  This clause would, for instance,  allow any person to place a  standing order with any liquor  dealer outside the province for  a weekly or monthly shipment  of whisky to be delivered to his I  dwelling. On such an order the  supply of liquor would reach him  constantly as long as he met the  bills. In the face of such conditions the question may well be  asked "Is this Prohibition?"  In the preliminary campaign  in connection with the bill and at  the present time prohibitionist,  have made a grand stand play,  both on the platform and through  their propaganda literature, of  the drunkard and the frightful  evils which accompany drinking.  Yet, in the bill for which they  themselves are admittedly entirely  responsible  they  have  done  absolutely nothing to lessen the  consumption of liquor in British  Columbia, the sole effect of the  legislation being to send money  spent for liquor outside the province.    Incidentally  it may  be  mentioned   that   the   drunkard  who already has the taste and  the habit, is the man most likely  to be the first to take advantage  of the privilege to buy outside  and, should the Act pass, would  therefore have liquor in quantity  in   his   home   whereas  he  now  takes his  liquor  by the  glass.  As  the  smal.   boy would  say  "What's the use?"  THE GREAT QUESTION LYING BEHIND THE REFERENDUM VOTE ON THE PROHIBITION QUESTION IS WHETHER  THE REGULATED SALE OF  LIQUOR UNDER GOVERNMENT LICENSE AND THE  CONTROL IS NOT BETTER  THAN THE UNREGULATED  AND UNRESTRICTED IMPORTATION OF LIQUOR FROM  OUTSIDE POINTS.  Readers desiring literature or  information concerning the Prohibition Act may secure saniQ by  writing to Merchant's Protective  Association, Room 24, Canada  Life Building, Vancouver, B. C.  ~-Advt.__  ADMIRAL JELLICOE'S REPORT.  When the great naval battle  off Jutland had taken place there  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ^ Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the Yukon Tukkitorv, the Noirni-WBST Terki-  Tortii_ and in a portion of the Province of  LJkitisii Columhia. may be leased for a term of  twenty-one yeara 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"3ub-AKent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are aituated.  In surveyed territory the land must tie described by sections, or lesal 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 mining rights  are not beinn operated, such returns Bhould be  furnished at least once n year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever avuilable surface rights may be  considered necesnary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application should be  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior. Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B.���������Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������SOOiKJ.  BUSINESS CARDS  o  HOE  Fur Sales Agency  GOO 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.  HOE  Dealers and Trappers  GET  THE  HIGH  PRICE  FOR  Ave.,  EDMONTON, Alia.  pay all express and  mail charges.  _������������������ r !������������������ _-_ n .i_t  was a feeling- abroad, especially  among those who sympathize  with our enemies, that it was a  German victory. That feeling  has undergone appreciable  changes as more light is thrown  on the event, but still some pro-  Germans hold it did not show up  very favorably for the British.  Admiral Jellicoe has now made  his official report of the battle.  He is very careful and conservative in his estimate of the enemy's losses.  The report explains why the  German admiralty after claiming  a victory took the precaution of  closing the naval bases to visitors after the fleet had returned.  The losses suffered were so heavy  that the authorities dare not let  the people know the actual facts.  The German fleet lost 21 vessels, they were : two dreadnoughts, one battleship, three  battlecruisers, five light cruisers,  nine destroyers and one submarine.  I hefylason & riischPiano  oj to-day will make plain our  prioilege to state with authority:  "NO FINER  PIANO  MADE I "  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  a  ii  1  ii  ������    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.  \X7HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \X7HAT person so independent?  1|17__AT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of   the necessaries  of life?  Bella  Coola   farmers are  independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  HTHE 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 grow"n 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 yet almost entirely undeveloped, and perhaps at no other point  on the Northern Coast is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.  Get "More Money" for your Poxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, Beaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collected (a yoursection  SHIP YOl'R FURS DIRECT u, "SH UI1EUT" Ihe largest  house in Hie World drallng exclusively In NORTH AMERICAN RAW FURS  a reliable��������� responsible���������sale Fur House with an unblemished reputation existing for "more than a third of n century," a Ion* successful record of sending Fur Shippers prompt,SATISFACTORY  AND 1'KOFITABI.K returns. Write for " . IX febubtrt febipP"."  the only reliable, accurate market report and price list published.  Write for it���������NOW���������If ��������� FREE  ATI   QHTTRPTRT   I__     25-27 WEST AUSTIN AVE.  . 15. OrlU_5__Kl, inc. Dept.C 67 CHICACO. U.S.A.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CAN ABA.  Onk Year $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  Onk Ykak  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $1.00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO.,  LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name   P. 0   Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, JuJy ^  o\ |c  hoe  _i__ i ri__r__w_T_ii,Yti___ir___^*,-^_ii__i_^^  cnbe  oiiner  ONE DOLLAR  FOR OiNE YEAR  The Courier is the only  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 oj  this Province���������  THE. "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  n rgj I Improve the Soil..  The farmer of todaj7 who wants  to be a success in his calling must  so manage his land that instead  of impoverishing it he must improve it from year to year.  -It should be self-evident to any  intelligent person that this must  be the aim of the farmer, but  the result of yearsof farming on  the North American continent  is proof of the fact that such is  not the case.  . The best soils have been so reduced in fertility by ignorant  methods that thousands of farm?  have been abandoned in the eastern part of the United States  especially.  Everyone knows that barnyard  manure is"i.ecessa_ y to make soil  fertile; but as the article is not  in sufficient, abundance to cover  the areas that need it and as the  manure has in most cases been,  so neglected'that a great deal of  its   best   qualities   have   been  wasted,  the result Js  that the  fields grow poorer   the   longer  they   are   under   cultivation.  Where manure is scarce it is of  the utmost importance to turn  under a green crop quite frequently.    The vegetable matter  thus 'added to the soil is called  humus. While this humus fertilizes the soil by adding to the  plantfood it also absorbs and  keeps moisture more readily than  anything else.  To many, farmers it seems a  great waste to turn under a nice  second crop of clover, and very  few can muster up sufficient resolution to do so.    But it is a  good investmentto do it and the  dividends will begin coming in  the next year.    But even the  plowing under of. the sod after  the crop is taken off will "also  improve the soil,   but in  order  that therei may be a gain and not  a loss there must hot; be hay on  the same field more than  two  years in succession.  There must be a system of to-  tation of crops kept up. We  again copy from the Agricultural  Journal:  Clover or pasture sods, when  turned under, leave the soil in  most excellent condition for the  production of-forage crops, such  as roots and corn. Soils which  have been occupied by roots or  corn'have lost by the end of the.  season a considerable proportion  of the humus they contained at  see'ding-time. They are, however, compacted and in most excellent shape for growing grain.  The grain crops grown upon  fields which have been under  some hoed crop the previous year  are likely to give large yields of  seed, with a comparativelysmall  proportion of straw, the ideal  condition for-most profitable returns.  It is evident, therefore, that  each crop affects the condition  of the' soil in 'its, own peculiar  way,~an.d that the condition in  which a, soil; finds itself,, after  haying:borne a certain crop,.is  nearly always the condition best  suited for the production of some  other crop.   :  , Any one of the rotations carefully followed and the cultural  operations connected therewith  performed1 at the right time and  in the" right way would be sure  to increase tremendously "the  crop production of any given  farm, and at the same time increase but slightly, if at all,'the  cost of production.  t In wartime, produce more and  save more, do not waste.  ADVERTISER  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.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OF   COAST���������BANGE   III.  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  sou lh-\v est 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 chain's 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..  - - July 8--Sept. 2.  rThe dealer, who displays  . this sign can supply your  every ammunition need.  REMINGTON  .UMG  REAL ESTATE booms in the  cities have come and gone.  People are beginning to flock to  the country. The North-West  Coast of British Columbia offers  opportunities for all. Did not  know,, is no excuse. Investors  should keep posted on developments byreading the "Courier."  nnting  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.   We will do it right.  DUILD UP YOUR HOME  u 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.  Plumbing  We buy from the Factory and  sell to YOU direct. Largest  Plumbing Showroom West of  Toronto.    ,     Let us quote you.  KYDD BROS., LIMITED  Vancouver, B. C.  Cut out the "off days"  in   the   field   and   at   the   traps  Use Remington UMC and you'il find your shot  -thrown much faster at the mark���������you'll need  less "lead" on your bird���������you'll have an easier  feeling about angles,���������about the quartering bird  ���������and the "on'comer." Big scoreswill come  almost as a matter of course.  Remington UMC Loaded Shells  All standard loads and powders. ".Arrow/' aristocrat  amongst shells and "Nitro Club,"-steel-lined smokeless  f'speed shells," as sportsmen call them; the popular  "Remington" (smokeless), and "New Club" for black  powder shooters.  Remington UMC .22's  For clean sport any day of the year get a hard hitting little Rem-  ingtoa.UMC .22 Ride. The "Autoloader" streams its 16 shots as fast  as you pull the trigger. The Slide-Action Repeater is a  velvet-smooth shooter���������15 shots, solid breech. The Single  Shot is a rugged, accurate little weapon, too. Remington  UMC .22 cartridges, short, long and long rifle are made with  the same care as our famous high-power metallics. Get a  box or two and be ready for nn hour's fun any time.  Remington Arms Union  Metallic Cartridoe Co.  (Contractor* to the British Imperial and  Colonial QovtmmentsJ.  WINDSOR, ONT.        184  landau, Eog. New Turk, U.S.A.  ERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  The Courier  $1 a Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  HPHE two principal reasons  . why   you   should   buy  "Shamrock" Hams, Bacon,  Lard, etc., are:  FIRST���������  There is none better.  SECOND���������  They are the only  brands produced in  B. C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  BACON  HAMS  LARD  BUTTER   EGGS  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and  Provisioners  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  Ogilvie's  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOU IN ,���������,,  B,BryniIdseii  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Notions  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP. HEATING AND COOK STOVES  Large and well assorted stock  of MenV 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     ������    A*  Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles  Settlers, Prospedors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing but the mo_l suitable articles are kept at prices that  invite competition.  Paints -  Oils  - Varnishes  Stains  Burns'  Crockery and Glassware of all kinds  Patent Medicines of all descriptions  Best brands of Flour.     Feed and Grain of all sort*  kept on hand.    Prompt service  I Best Goods-Lowest Prices-Largest Stock  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C  ���������I IIIMiimii ��������� I ���������i_iimi_i���������iinniii__ni������W_"'  ^^*


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