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 4"-  I  fetYOU   WANT GOOD   SPORT  MIT, BELLA COOLA.   EXCEL-  lftfw)HUNTING AND FISHING-  cou  WEATHER REPORT FOR MAY.  Compiled  by  Mr. C. H.   Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: maximum on 22nd, 86; mean  maximum, 64.    Minimum on 5th, 35; mean  minimum  42.16.    Rainfall, 2.22 inches.  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, JUNE 27,  1914.  $L00 a Year  ..StWefuses to  WMlave Meaco  in British bhip  T|Jr^fcf Have Sir Lionel Carden  ^flilllf He Again Suggests  ishif  /Resignation  si  tf*t Ja ' ������  C. N. R. Tracklaying  Work Will Be Rushed on Canadian  Northern as Soon as Rail  Shipments/Arrive  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  res  ES  C.  XS6  RE  -"Vera' Crux, Mexio, June .25 ���������  British subjects who arrived here  from Mexico City reported a recent clash' between Provisional  President Huerta and Sir Lionel  Carderi, the British minister.  : The dispute arose out of the  advice volunteered by Sir Lionel  that the de facto president should  resign and leave the country immediately.*" <The British minister  also offered General Huerta British safe'conduct and a warship  to take him,and his family to any  portiieWgK't name.  , 'GeneratHuerta is said to have  become enraged and to have  threatened to arrest Sir Lionel  Carden if. he ever repeated his  proposal.   ,  Urge Freight Road  .   to Peace River  B.C,  w  r  , Ont.  Fort-.George, June 25.���������The  Fort George Board of Trade assisted by the trade organizations  of Vancouver and other coast  cities, is urging upon the provin-  '���������cial authorities the advisability  "oflstarting at once upon the con-  'section of the new winter road  which is;to be built connecting  -Fdrt^Gfeorge  with   the   Peace  River^country.  Itis'plinted out that there is  more'than ten thousand settlers  in the Police Coupe and adjoining  districts/who are much nearer  to Fort'George than any other  railway^point, and they look to  the Provincial Government to  establish'1 communication in time  for-them to use the road for  freighting in their supplies this  /winter^t has been estimated  Wcost of freighting into  the Peace River  countryJ&will be cut in half by  this road  Vancouver, June25���������Word has  been received at the local offices  of the Canadian Northern that  track-laying on the uncompleted  portion of the line in British Columbia will be resumed as soon  as the arrival of large shipments  of rails, which are now en route.  Steel has been laid on 269 miles  of the 499 miles of line in this  province and grading is practically completed throughout.  Tracklaying will be proceeded  with from the eastern end of  construction, a few miles on the  British Columbia side of the  Yellowhead Pass, from Kamloops  north towards Albreda summit,  along the Thompson river west  of Kamloops and on east from  the present end of steel at Cisco,  the first crossing of the Fraser  River from the Port Mann end,  just as soon as the bridge at that  point is completed.  More than 45,000 tons of rails  will be shipped to British Colunv  bia for the uncompleted sections.  Of this 8000 will be sent to Kamloops, 5000.to Port Mann, 17,000  to the end of steel near the Yellowhead, and 15,000 tons to Vancouver Island.  Among the passengers arriving  by the S. S. Camosun on Sunday  was Mr. T. Beauchamp, the well  known land surveyor. . Mr.  Beauchamp left town early in  the week for Anaham Lake,  where he has a contract for the  surveying of a large area of land.  Judging by the large amount,  and more especially the character, of the freight which arrived  here by the "Camosun" on Sunday last, one cannot help but feel  that whatever the conditions in  other parts of the province,  there is very little evidence of  any financial stringency as far  as Bella Coola is concerned.  Four pianos arrived on Sunday,  and this, together with numbers  of buggies and agricultural implements constantly arriving,  goes to show that the settlers  in this valley are very comfortably fixed.  Can the Provinces  Impose Conditions  on Federal Railways  thfp.  theTheavrt of  Ottawa, June 25.���������Whether a  province has a right to bring under provincial control and impose  conditions on railways incorporated  by  federal  authority is a  question  to be  brought before  the privy council at its midsummer sitting.   The government of  Alberta passed such an act, and  the government here instead of  exercising   the   prorogative   of  disallowance, decided to refer it  to the privy council.    The case  will  be  argued  by  the deputy  minister of justice.  ��������������� V  ysthat"  ii)t\se ;'  more t^  ���������f Br-  ���������<- beer.:'  ivi-r. I-  uv sli'*-  .linns f-  ���������el an#  ���������ii prison'"-  Lin* imp:  ii. si-a!;  down !���������'  Otta^  I EM.  A', 'a re*  talk of-  y    COU"1'  ako tl",,:  .ciise* <���������  May Find Bison  . Still In Wild State  Vancouver, June 25. ���������United,  States   government   naturalists  will spend   the summer in this  province, engaged in classifying  the animals of British Columbia  in   preparation   for   a  bulletin,  which will be issued at an early  period.      Considerable   interest  attaches  to   the  work   of   this  party, as there is reason to believe that the bison, commonly  supposed to be extinct, in a wild  state, still exists in small numbers in the Peace River district,  north of the Peace River.    Recently a herd of fourteen is said  to have been seen.    The Indians  also   constantly   report   having  seen bison in a wild state.  No Help for Karluk Yet  Mr. P. McArthur, whom many  of our local readers will remember as having been employed at  the Kimsquit cannery some four  years ago, called here on Sunday  en route for Kimsquit.  Since   leaving   this   northern  coast Mr. McArthur has travelled  extensively,    visiting    Europe,  Australia,  and several   of   the  South American Republics.    By  far the most interesting of his  many experiences was his trip to  the   Antarctic   regions   in   the  capacity   of    engineer   on   the  "Aurora," which ship as is well  known was connected with Dr.  Mawson's famous Antarctic expedition.     While extremely reticent   to   speak   of   anything  which even indirectly concerns  himself, Mr. McArthur has many  strange and interesting stories  to tell of his experiences aboard  the "Aurora."    As a diversion  from the eternal snows of the  Antarctic, he has latterly resided  in Chile, but the call of the north  proved  too  strong for this intrepid young Scot, and packing  his traps he lost no time in making for his old haunts on this  part of the northern coast.  Mrs. R. A. Teebay and daughter  left for the south by last Sunday's steamer.  H. W. M. Rolston left by the  last south-bound Camosun. After a brief visit to his parents in  Victoria, he intends proceeding  to the Fort George country.  District-forester H. Irwin of  Prince Rupert, made one of his  periodical visits to this place on  Monday last.  Some time ago a farmer of the  Upper Valley sent to the Courier  office an excellent sample of orchard grass cut on his ranch during the early part of May. This  sample struck us as being well  worthy of public attention, and  with the object of making better  known the great possibilities of  the valley, we despatched a portion of the sample to the Department of Agriculture, Victoria,  where it might be seen by the  numerous persons who are constantly calling to acquire information regarding the agricultural possibilities of the various  parts of the province.  That our high estimation of  the quality of this grass was well  justified is evidenced by the following letter which we lately  received:  Victoria, 11th June, 1914.  Local farmers are busily engaged getting in their hay of  which there is a bumper crop.  Mr. E. Gyllenspitz came down  from the Upper Valley on Wednesday for supplies.  Jesse Hendricks and the brothers White left town on Tuesday  for a short cruise in local waters.  B. Brynildsen, Esq.,  Bella Coola, B. C.  Washington, June 25.--The  United States revenue cutter  Bear has arrived at Nome, Alaska, and advised the treasury department that it will be impossible, owing to the ice, to proceed  north at this time for the rescue  of the crew of the Canadian ship  Karluk, which was wrecked on  Wrangell Island. The Karluk is  the Canadian vessel on which  Stefansson was sailing on his  Polar expedition.  Extend G. T. P. Service  Prince Rupert, June 25.���������Passenger and freight service has  been extended on the Grand  Trunk Pacific line to Priestley,  337 miles east of Prince Rupert.  Tom Murray, who as a successful commercial man needs no introduction on this northern coast  spent a profitable week in town  on business with our local merchants.  Indian-agent I. Fougner left  for Vancouver by the Camosun  on Sunday.   The cruiser Charles Todd of  the Indian Department left port  yesterday morning for Rivers  Inlet, where it is expected that  she will pick up Inspector A. M.  Tyson who left Vancouver by  the Camosun on Thursday last.  Mr. Tyson will probably visit  this place.   Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Morrison  have moved into their new residence which presents a charming  appearance.  Dear Sir,���������In Mr. Scott's absence, the sample of orchard  grass you sent has been referred  to me.  It certainly is an excellent  sample for being cut so early.  I do not at present recall seeing  a more rank growth for the  month of May.  I trust your exhibits  at the  fall fairs will show good samples  of this   valuable   forage   crop,  along   with   the   other grasses  from your district.���������Yours truly,  H. Thornber,  Assistant Horticulturist.  The   Courier   has   repeatedly  pointed out that in order to encourage and stimulate the farming industry  in  this valley, it  behoves every individual farmer  to lose no opportunity of exhibiting his produce before the public.  Our own annual local fair and  agricultural exhibition is a very  good   thing,   insomuch   as   it  arouses a friendly rivalry which  cannot help but spur the enthusiastic farmer to greater efforts.  But is it sufficient?   Should we  not embrace  every   chance   of  placing our  products alongside  of that from other parts for fair  judgment?     The  commendable  and highly successful efforts of  Mr. S. Le C. Grant by which he,  at Prince Rupert fair last fall,  advertised Bella Coola in a manner    unprecedented   should   be  ample evidence that Bella Coola  farm produce will bear comparison with the  best the province  can produce.  We again express the hope  that this valley will be adequately represented at the Prince Rupert Exhibition this fall.  Mr. P. J. Ken yon returned to  town on Wednesday after a visit  to his ranch in the Upper Valley.  Mr.  Kenyon reports that an  outbreak of fire which occurred  recently in the neighborhood of  the Whitewater River is entirely  extinguished.    The fire was at  once  reported   to   fire-warden  Lunos who proceeded to the spot  and procuring assistance undertook the necessary precautionary  measures to prevent   the   outbreak from spreading.    A timely  downpour of rain put an end to  all danger before any damage  was done to the valuable timber  in that part.    The fire was occasioned   by lightening   during  one of the most severe electrical  storms ever experienced in that  part.   A general meeting of the Bella  Coola Athletic Association took  place at the Mackenzie School |  last Saturday evening, the main  business being the election of a  new president in place of H. W.  M. Rolston, who has been forced  to resign on account of his business preventing his continued  residence in the valley. Mr. T.  P. Saugstad was unanimously  elected to fill the office and in a  few well chosen words thanked  the members for the honor done  him. A hearty vote of thanks  to the retiring president and an  appropriate response was followed by the election of a secretary pro-tern until the return of  Rev. T. C. Colwell. Mr. Fred  Grant was the unanimous choice  of the meeting for this position.  Several new members were enrolled and the keen interest  shown can safely be taken as  promising well for the future of  the organization.  The recently prepared tennis  court in the town is now in use,  and local enthusiasts are taking  advantage of the long cool evenings to indulge in this favorite  game. Mr. Crofton, a player of  note from Ireland, is showing  excellent form and it will probably be some time before he  meets his peer in this district.  The court does great credit to  those responsible for its preparation and will afford considerable  pleasure both to players and onlookers during the summer evenings.  The examination of pupils of  the local schools for entrance to  high school took place at the  Mackenzie School on the first  three days of the week. There  were five entrants, all of whom  it is hoped will meet with the  success that their hard work of  preparation deserves.  Local entrants for this examination have in the past always  done remarkably well, and have  shown that the standard of education in this district compares  favorably with any rural district  in the province.  V  (El}ttrrti Nolto  Sunday School  11  a. m.  Capt. McDonald came in with  a power boat from Kimsquit on  Monday. He reports that both  canneries at that place have  started sockeye fishing. Preparations have been made for a  large pack and from present indications it would appear that  their hopes will be fulfilled.  Capt. McDonald brought with  him Roy Wood, who had some  business to transact at this place.  Church Service     -   7 :30 p. m.  Preacher for Sunday���������Rev.  W. H. Gibson.  Rev.  T. C. Colwell, B. A., Pastor  "Music hath charms to soothe  the savage breast."   Should constable Broughton have in custody  any   dangerous   characters,   instead of adopting the old-fashioned and expensive course of engaging    special    constables   as  extra "guards, he will in future  simply proceed to discourse sweet,  melodies on his new piano which  can  be depended  upon  to have  | the   desired   quietening   effect.  ! Of course always supposing that  ! his prisoner has an ear for music.  Sockeye fishing is now in full  swing at the local cannery and  there is every prospect of a very  good season.  The stores in town are now  well supplied with local strawberries, of which there is a  bumper crop this season. Bella  Coola strawberries are famous  on the northern coast on account  of their excellent quality, and  this year's crop is, if anything,  a little above the average.  Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Walker  are receiving the hearty congratulations of their numerous  friends on the birth of a son,  which happy event occurred on  Monday 22nd.  Shushartie Bay  (FROM OUR RESIDENT CORRESPONDENT)  The north end of Vancouver  Island   has   been   the   hunting  ground lately of an unusual number of cougars.   They are seen  frequently on the roads and trails  and are besides responsible for  the death of a number of dogs  and   small, stock.       Some few  months ago a large nember of  the species was discovered by a  startled visitor in a dog kennel  quite near to Mr. Skinner's house  at Shushartie.     Mr. R. F. Warren of Cape Scott, is a fortunate  hunter,  having within  a short  space of time accounted for about  seven of these feline monsters,  whose latest  drepredation,   we  hear, was to devour eight of Mrs.  Pete Suvik's chickens in broad  daylight.      No doubt they are  likewise responsible for the present scarcity of deer, an animal  fairly numerous in this section  of the province two years ago.  It is to be hoped that the government will take additional measures to extirpate these creatures  by  offering  better  inducement  for their destruction before they  become a scourge in the neighborhood,   and whilst   yet   their  appetite  is  satisfied with  dogs  and chickens and  temptation is  not extended to small children.  Mr. J. J. Skinner has returned  after a two weeks stay in Vancouver.  Mr. Harry Hanson, in temporary charge of the launch Sea  Foam, had much difficulty in landing the mail last weekend. At  both Nahwitti and Cache Creek  he experienced a "ducking"  through the swamping of the  ; skiff. BELLA] COOLA COURIER  Saturday, Jllne 2j  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1 Year $1.00  6 Months    ������-75  3 Months    ������-50  United States  1  Year $1-50  United Kingdom  1  Year $2.00  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,   ArrLY at  Office.  i __  To CORRKSPONDENTS���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name and address of ovnry writer of such letters  must be Riven to the editor. ��������� ...  The Editor reaervea the right to refuse publication'of any loiter. All manuscript at writer's  risk.  Vancouver Office - - 317-323 Carabie St.  ' Dalits papitlt mtprema tsA itn."  SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 1914.  A Climb-Down.  In the estimates of the department of railways and canals  passed during the closing days  of the session was an item of  $1,000,000 to be used for the purpose of restoring the grade of  the National Transcontinental to  its former standard.  This appropriation completely  justifies the opposition in their  criticism of the degradation of  the standard originally fixed,  and knocks the bottom out of  the notorious Gutelius and Lynch-  Staun ton'report.  One of the first things the  Borden government did on assuming office, was to. do away  with the National Transcontin-  _ental commission of four members, on the plea that they were  not properly qualified to supervise' railroad construction. In  its place was appointed Major  Leonard, a lone commissioner,  whom it was claimed was peculiarly suited for the task.  Major Leonard, after conferring with Mr. Gutelius, decided  to lower the standard of that  part of; the line not already completed.  Rather than adhere to the  standard fixed upon by parliament and agreed upon with the  Grand Trunk Pacific, this lone  commissioner substituted "momentum grades,'' which means  that the track instead of being  on the level, runs down a hill  and then up a hill. The' substitution of wooden trestles for  structures of a permanent nature  was another of his fads.  How these changes coincided  with the ideas of Mr. Chamberlain,   president   of   the   Grand  Trunk Pacific, can be judged by  the following letter:  . "July 18, 1912.  "Major R. W. Leonard,  Chairman,   Transcontinental  Commission, Ottawa, Ont.  "Dear Sir,���������I learn from our  engineers that the standard of  work on that portion of the  Transcontinental railway between Lake Superior Junction  and Cochrane, which was at the  outset adopted and has so far  been complied with, is being departed from, and that instead of  four-tenths grade and permanent structures, you have authorized grades up to one per cent,  and the erection of temporary  wooden structures. In regard to  this I would call attention to  clause 7 of the agreement of the  29th July, 1903, which provides  that the work of construction of  the eastern division shall be done  according to the specifications  approved by the company and  shall be subject to the joint supervision, inspection and acceptance  of our chief engineer and the  chief engineer of the commission. I beg to say if this work  is done in accordance with what  I understand to be your recent  instructions, it will not be in  compliance with the agreement  nor satisfactory to this company  and cannot be accepted.  "(Sgd.) E. J, Chamberlain."  This degradation of the road  was vigorously opposed in parliament by Sir Wilfrid Laurier and  Hon. Geo. P. Graham. It was  pointed out by them that such a  change constituted a breach of  the agreement with the G. T. P.  and would be followed by dire  results. : ,  The government, however,  argued that momentum grades  represented the last word in  scientific railroad construction.  The now almost forgotten report of Messrs. Gutelius and  Lynch-Staunton applauded the  lowering of the standard, declaring that had such a principle  been applied generally, $8,000,  000 would have been saved on  the cost of the road.  Now, however, according to an  announcement from Ottawa,  Major Leonard is to be relieved'  of his duties, as commissioner,  and the government will finish  the road itself. It has appropriated an amount to cover the cost  of taking out the momentum  grades which it put in in violation of its agreement with the  Grand Trunk Pacific, and the  road is to be constructed to the  standard set by the Laurier administration.  This is openly admitted by the  Minister of Railways and Canals.  Is it any wonder that the Gute-  lius-Lynch-Staunton report is  buried deep in the archives,  nevermore to see the light of  day.  Mr. Borden's Commissions.  The report of E. Howard Ferguson, a Conservative member  of the Ontario legislature, appointed to investigate, the management of the Trent canal, was  received by parliament during  the last days of the session. Like  ipiKiN&ifi  the reports of other of Mr. Bor  den's commissions it was a party;  document from start to finish;  so full of misstatements and  falsehoods that it was unmercifully attacked even by Tory  members of the House of Commons. Colonel Sam Hughes described it as "humbug."  Mr. Borden seems to have been  unfortunate with his commissions. '  First came the public enquiries  commission headed by Hon. A.  B. Morine, whom Mr. Borden  was forced to dismiss following  charges which were made against  him in the House by Mr. Frank  Carvell. Next came the Guteli-  us-Lynch-Staunton transcontinental commission which only had  the effect of bringing shame on  the government.  Next followed the commission  appointed to investigate the high  cost of Jiving which has already  proved itself a ridiculous farce.  Now it is the Trent Canal commission that brings discredit on  itself and the government by  which it was appointed.  If Mr. Borden's commissions  were.given a thorough understanding of their duties, rather  than be made believe it consisted  solely in making political capital  regardless of any other consideration, perhaps some good would  accrue from this expenditure of-  the people's money.  O       O       O       O       O (������������������  Theleading Conservative organ  at Prince Rupert refers to Mr.  Wm. Manson as "a consistent  defender of the people's rights."  Whose rights has he consistently  defended? Did he defend the  rights of his constituency when  he allowed to go unchallenged  the statement of the Premier  that public works would be curtailed "Particularly in the  North?" Did he defend the  rights of the people of Bella  Coola Valley when year after  year they were being imposed  upon by an incompetent road-  superintendent? or did he not  rather consistently defend the  incompetent official, until he was  finally brought to time by a solid  protest from practically every  settler in the Valley?  Did he defend the rights of the  man who tendered for the contract of building the jail at this  place? He did, just in so much  that he allowed the man's figures  to be disclosed to an incompetent  road-boss so that he (the road-  boss) might submit a lower estimate and so get the job into his  hands, which he did.  Was the statement by Mr.  Manson at Hagensborg on October 2nd last that the provincial  government had a surplus in the  treasury of $6,000,000, when a  short loan had actually been negotiated at the time to tide the  government over to the end of  the fiscal year; was this, we ask,  a sample of Mr. Manson's consistency? ��������� We sincerely hope  not. '  Mr. Manson, as a private individual, may be an admirable citizen and worthy of high regard,  but as "defender of the people's  rights" he cuts a very sorry  figure.  Editor,  Bella Coola Courier.  Dear Sir,���������May I through the  medium of your columns tender  the best thanks of myself and  family to all those who so kindly  brought or sent flowers on the  occasion of my late father's  funeral.���������Yours truly, '  G. LINDSELL.  Glenorlie Farm, Hagensborg,    :  B.C., June 19, 1914.  ���������     .��������� ������������������ ���������'.��������������������������� .���������-.','.  ���������/    .   / .������������������  Editor,  Bella Coola Courier.  THE MISSING LINK.  Sir,���������Road work is now in full  swing and the appropriation,  "such as it is and such as there  is of it," is evidently distributed  in the various divisions so as to  obtain the best possible results.  A meteor (and a solid one) appeared already twice up to the  end of the valley in��������� the person  of "Express'J .. n . . gs" who  by his bustling and jovial activity has done much to revive the  hitherto extinct hope that we  may actually live to see the road  up here. He came, he saw, and  let us hope he will conquer, to  the satisfaction of all concerned,  the difficulties of the road. For  the present at least, so far so  good.  But a rumor is persistent that  people both from outside of Bella  Coola and worse still even some  living in the valley but not acquainted with the conditions,  requirements and geography of  the country, are still wondering  whether a Road to the end of the  valley is an undertaking in proportion to the number of settlers  in the Atnarko district.  To justify  this it   would   be  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  H'j,        /  Popular  and   UsefuJrG;^  A Birks* Watch, Chain or Vc^  WATfHFS for Men and Boys' in a K���������at vari(,  YVAi^nCJ styles, but all warranted Lo U ,ifv'J'^  timekeepers.    We have many fine grades in inr'vs -n"  Models,  as   well  as. in  Models  especially  intond^    " *-",.  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MONEY ORDERS, LETTERS OF CRKDIT-  TRAVELLERS* CHEQUES issued, negotiable anywU  COLLECTIONS  made  at lowest rates.  Agents and Correspondents  in every part of the world;  Agents for  DEN NORSK  CREDIT BAN.  J. N. CRAN, Manager  Bella Coola B  rant  sufficient to point out that more  money has been spent already  in branch roads and trails in proportion to the number of settlers  living at the end of these than  has hitherto been allotted to the  main road above the Kahylst  River (Burnt Bridge), and some  of these branch roads were for  settlers but recently arrived.  Also that the settlers up here  have done more than their share  in opening up and improving the  land in this district when you con  sider the handicap of thtc.������  from the source of suppU:  and many other reasor.  for the sake of brevit;.  ought to  be  enough r  selves to warrant a roa:  15 settlers actually li\r  Atnarko district, in tht  logic, precedents and [.  not  to  mention   the   n>.  claims paying heavy \>,t  taxes.  However,  the objec:  (Continued on page 4, n.i.-  A decided economy in fuel consumption'  effected by using nickclled steel in  ^Ifgn^e  oven. It attracts and holds  heat far better than most o  materials. See the McCIary dealer.  Sold By AH General Merchants.  Kemp's INVALID P0R  A SUPERIOR  MEDICATED  WINE  Unsurpassed as a  TONIC,  STIMULANT  AND  INVIGORAT0R  Wholesale Distribute  J       A      *Y J. I  ���������   1      Wholesale Plstrl  ��������� A. lepoorten Ltd.,Vancouver  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  Boscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SKKV'1^  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S.S. CAMOSUN^ves Victoria every Wednesday  -��������� ��������� I.myk Vancouver every Thursday ai n v-w-  LEAVES BELLA COOLA SUNDAY MORNING.  S. S. "Capilano" or S. S. "Coquitlam" also mil v'lh  Gasoline and Explosives by special arrantf*''*11'111.  For rates of Freights,  Faros und other information. "I  inly  I-lKAh   Ol-TICK,   CAHIt/U.1.  ST.,    VaNCOUVKR;   or  (IKO.   Mi(',:K'''  agunt,   1003 Govkknmknt St.,  Victoria. %  "Saturday, June 27,   1914  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  T   jrt  i ''rf *  y J $ror  Absolutely Uniform  Laboratory Tested  low tl-  ft  (COAT OF ARMS.)  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  CpAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ���������v' Manitoba. Saskatchkwan and Alberta.  the Yukon Territory, the North-wekt Territories! and in a portion of thu Province of  British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2.500 ucrea will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Atfent or Sub-Atfent  of the district in which the riidith applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be, described by sections, or lejcal 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 Bhiill be paid on the merchantable output tif the mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Aifent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coul mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not beini? 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 uvailable 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 Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa/or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of Pominion Lands.  w. vv. cony,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B.���������Unauthorized  publication of this advertisement will not be paid for. - SOO'JO.  OH  ���������o-OTsoo-asByo^jeaMH  ���������<o  | 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  CAMPERS' SUPPLIES PACKERS' REQUISITES J  HAY  AND   GRAIN '?  Bella Coola Mercantile Co., Hagensborg ������>������  Miles from Bella  and on Direct  to the Interior  yo-i  ���������<H  ���������o-<  ���������<0  B. FILLIP JACOBSEN  Agent for and Owner of  FARM, TMBER LANDS AND WATER POWER  IN BELLA COOLA AND VICINITY  TEN ACRE FARMS A SPECIALITY  *I After a residence of 30 years I have acquired  a thorough knowledge of the whole coast of  British Columbia, and can give reliable information of the different resources at almost any  point in this part of the province. All information strictly guaranteed.  B. FIL1 .IP JACOBSEN, Bella Coola, B. C.  i *  SOLD BY ALL FIRST CLASS GROCERS.  i<"V..,  -*%  ,v  .W. Peck & Co. Ltd.  J!  Manufacturers of  CLOTHING, SHIRTS,  CAPS and OVERALLS  . f^J., b**!^.  We carry a complete stock of Men's Furnishings  and all the best English   and American  Hats  JOHN W. PECK & CO., LTD.  MONTREAL        WINNIPEG       VANCOUVER  QEALED TENDERS addressed to the  *^ undersigned and endorsed "Tender  for Public Building, Prince Rupert, B.  C," will be received at this office until  4.00 P.M., on Monday, July 6, 1914, for  the construction of the Public Building  above medtioned.  Plans, specification and form of contract can be seen and forms of tender-  obtained at the offices of Mr. G. B. Hull,  District Engineer, Prince Rupert, BlC. ;  Mr. Wm. Henderson, Resident Architect, Victoria, 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, June 5, 1914.  CKAI.ED TENDERS addressed to the  ^ undersigned, and endorsed "Tender  for Third Class Detention Building,  Prince Rupert, B. C," will be received  at this office until 4.00 P.M., on Wednesday, July 9, 1914, for the construction of a Third Class Detention Building, Prince Rupert, B. C.  Plans, specification and form of contract can be seen and forms of tender  obtained at the office of Mr. Wm. Henderson, resident architect, Victoria, 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, June 6, 1914.  Newspapers will not be paid for this advertisement if they insert it without authority from the  Department.���������62(175.  W   o  o    s  Highland Liquor Co. I  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous  Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland.  WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO  c    o  WE   SHIP   PROMPTLY  758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.  OIL  Newspapers will not be paid for this advertise- ,  ment if they insert it without authority from the |  Department.���������62588. June20--27.  They are telling an election |  story in the old land which will j  bear repetition. An old lady was !  pestered by one of the canvassers I  at the Ipswich by-election, who, !  tired of her eulogies of Lloyd j  George, said: "Perhaps you I  think he is going to make a rail-;  way to heaven."    "I don't know  about that," retorted the old  lady, "but I do know that he has  made the waiting room more  comfortable." The canvasser  thought the proposition was too  difficult to face and passed on.  It is now time for the annual  exodus of Canadian M.P.'s to  the old country searching for the  latest in Imperialism.  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  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  EXPERT  TAXIDERMIST  728 Helmcken Street  VANCOUVER, B. C.  For Purity and Sweetness  PASCALL'S  Chocolates and Confections are Nutritious  and Delicious  SOLD BY ALL   FIRSTCLASS GROCERS AND CONFECTIONERS  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.  i Watches and Clocks  Repaired  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  CHARLES TAYLOR  BELLA COOLA, B.C.  BUSINESS CARDS  Patronize Home Industry  Real coffee refinement is found  in  Recommended  and  sold   by  al  good grocers.  45<  Full Pound Tin.  Geoffrey K. Buknett   D. J. McGugan  C.E., B.C.L.S., B.A.S.C. B.C.L.S.,  ASS. M. CAN. SOC. C.E.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  (Lute Hill & Burnett)  CIVIL ENGINEERS and  B.C. LAND SURVEYORS  Grand View Hotel, Bella Coola, B. C.  City address���������New Westminster, B.C.  I'. O. Box SSli. Telephone CTJ.  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 ano Cold Water  $1.00 TO  S2.50      STEAM   HEATED  ROOMS WITH BATH  and Buy RAMS AYS'     I  Biscuits, Candy, Macaroni  New Orleans Molasses  Manilla Drips  Imperial Maple Syrup  Ramsay Bros. & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  [o]  hoc  Fur Sales Agency  Even Mr. Pelletier now believes  that a Canadian navy would be  a good thing. It takes time with  some Tories to see things right,  but eventually a lot of them come  around to a sane way of thinking.  If our right hand is not to  know what our left does, it must  not be because it would be  ashamed if it did.--Ruskin.  G00 dealers und I rappers of H. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Soles Agency for 'i 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 ?r> 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.  O  HOE  Husband ���������Is this butter perfectly fresh?  Wife-The dealer told me it  was just from the crematory. 4  BELLA) COOLA  COURIER  ������  Saturday, June 27,  /9  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  r%ln  ���������@  30H  HOE  Men's, Ladies' and  Children's Shoes  roceries  HOE  51 <=  jlOC  IF  9  ar aware  CHANDISE  ���������m  301  )IIC  hoe:  fe  Men's Suits, Shirts  and Underwear  not  >  t  301  ���������&  Pack and Riding Saddles  TENTS  Camp, Heating and Gook Stoves  WE  CARRY  A  LARGE  STOCK  OF  FANCY  AND  STAPLE  GROCERIES AT LOWEST   PRICES  Settlers, Prospectors and Campers Supplies  B.  BRYNILDSEN  8c  CO.  BELLA COOLA, bc  !  !>'C  ��������� ,'���������  "WE',  r-   \ ir  i ������������������������������������  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Wholesale  DRY GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  SHIRTS PANTS OVERALLS  "MACKINAW" CLOTHING  SAMPLE ROOM AT PRINCE RUPERT���������Catalogues on application  THE  Manufacturers of all  kinds of  MOONEY   BISCUIT HIGH-GRADE biscuits  ��������� ~ ���������   ::    AND CANDIES    ::  & CANDY CO. Ltd. "gEffgjEfg  and  VANCOUVER, B.C.  "THE   BEST  YET"  Made in British Columbia  tMde  MARK  When You Pay for  the Best  You Deserve  Braid's  Best Coffee  The Best Manufactured Clothing for the West  "SOVEREIGN BRAND-  CLOTHING  SOLD IN ALL FIRST-CLASS STORES  W. E. Sanford Manufacturing Company, Ltd., Hamilton, Ont.  %  1  letter is not to convince anybody  on  this point,  but   to stir the  memory of those who know and  try and open the mind of those  who don't,  that  the  Road will  benefit all the Bella Coola Valley  only when linked with TatlaLake  where the road   from  Ashcroft  ends now. 1 am perfectly aware  of the fact that this is not new  to many, as the Courier, various  associations of this valley, and  many private  individuals thoroughly   conversant   with   this  argument,   have   repeatedly  brought it before the eyes of the  public.    But. since this has never  resulted yet in an  official visit  and investigation on the spot by  some of "the powers that be,"  (the   much    more   necessarily  as 1 doubt whether there is a  single complete and correct map of  this district,) it is evidently up  to those who are interested in  the progress of B. C. to keep the  HUGHES BROS.       1  BIG LIQUOR STORE)  Wines, Liquers and Cigars  WE   SHIP    EVERYWHERE  I  \  \  V  \  105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C.)  Send for free price list with shipping  instructions  VANCOUVERLAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT  OF COAST-RANGE III.  Take Notice 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 o? the "north-east corner of  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  P. O., B. C.  HELEN FREWEN SHERINGHAM.  Date. May tl. 191J.  Edward D'Urban SherinKhani, A(?cnt.  Junt! 20���������Auht. 15.  argument on the carpet.  Although the "Road to Tatla"  is never completely out of my  mind, yet it was somewhat freshened up by a chat I had with  some new settlers of the Tatla  Lake district who recently came  down this way for provisions.  From their description of present  conditions in that district I  gather that things are very quiet  up there too and that many  sources of revenue to the settlers  and the country at large cannot  be developed on account of lack  of transportation, or at least  owing to the distance they have  Lo go for their present source of  supply (Ashcroft) instead of the  much nearer Bella Coola, which  route at least the Tatla Lake and  Kleena-Kleene ranchers are only  too anxious to use as soon as the  missing link in this road should  be forged and welded. And this  is only 75 miles of which 50 practically is without any difliculties.  Since we are growing old ������'  weary waiting for a railroad ::  in the stage of a pipe dreams:  since you know  what hapK  with  "hope deferred," etc.  think we   ought  to actually '<���������'  presently get together with:  Kleena-Kleene  and  Tatla U  district and strive on each -;  until we meet.     If the flow  the resources of that   cour.:  should be directed in its nau'  channel, that is to Bella O  it would benefit all the territ:  through  which  it should ft  j whilst now most of it is po<><  nobody as it dries up on tk'ic-  way.  Another source of incnnH"  has been repeatedly point^  but is hard to inculcate ir. '������������������"  mind of those who have not !'���������  through from Bella Coola to A--  croft,  is the eventual ititii'.*'-  tourists   that   would    <ti1:i'.  take such trip, that for varr  and beauty of scenery ha* '^  equals in B. C.     And siiu<' ���������  just such   purpose  and. "''  only for summer use, I am told t'-  a road of one hundred niil,,sW  rushed through  and comply  in one season   in  another y-  mountainous district ol beseems to me that this alow'.''  to mention the trifling W-  of settlers, trade, intercom^  etc.,   aforementioned,  ������������������'tfh^  be adequate and suMicii-nt w'jr;  five  to  complete   the  'l,llU  Tatla. ,,,,imi1.1  TIIK nib''1,11'  Atnarko, June 15, H������l������������������


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