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Bella Coola Courier 1914-03-14

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 IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISITS BELLA COOLA. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND  FISHING.  WEATHER   REPORT  Compiled  by  Mr. C. H. Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature for the month of February,  maximum, .38," minimum,  28.  Rainfall for same period, 2.10.    Snow, 10.  #S&)L. 2-NO. 25  j ^   BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 14,  1914..  $1.00 a Year  Will Increase Salary  of High Commissioner  flcBride's Arrival Seems Significant  Jbttawa, .March 12.���������The Eve-  .$jBKing Free Press Says:     .  ^C'l "There is  to be a  salary in-  '"crease for the Canadian high com-  ^niissioner.    Sir Charles Tupper  '' ^dfew $10,000 a year while he rep-  /presented Canada in London and  & %i\iS same salary was continued  >|pduring the high commissioner-  ^Jlphip of Lord Strathcona, though  )I������rd Strathcona, during the four-  '":^|teen years he occupied the posi-  '-^tion, did, not draw a dollar which  '-parliament annually voted him.  , ,'/"''  "The. cost of living  has  in-  \ /creased for high commissioners  /asvwell as for the ordinary citizen ^and whoever succeeds to the  "   ^postfwill need more money.  .   ^ " Mlt is understood that the sup-  t ,.    plementary  estimates   will   increase the'salary of the high  -'commissioner to $30,000.    That  '','.   *' will make him the highest paid  .servant   the   Canadian   people  '^haye.  " ' /'JV'Sir Richard MqBride will be  .    ~-b'e in Ottawa shortly.    After his  -r'^arrival there;may be something  *^$$oing  in  the way of naming -  r"$sufccessor to Lord Strathcona."  Eleven Pounds by Mail  Six-Pound Limit Extended���������System  Working Smoothly  Ottawa, March 12. ���������The six  pound limit imposed by the post-  office department during the organization period of the parcels  post has been withdrawn by the  department, and in future the  full limit of eleven pounds will  be allowed. It was intended at  first the six-pound limit should  remain in force for three months,  but the system has been found to  work so easily that the restriction has been withdrawn before  that time was up. ,   ���������   .   ��������� '  a  ** *  1���������*  Serious Epidemic  %. of Typhoid  <rv  : :V^St.  Johns,  Que., March 13.���������  J TvThe seriousness of the epidemic  '     of typhoid which has taken hold  ' Vof the towns of St. Johns and  "'^Iberville is seen in the fact that  ���������   '2000 persons out of a population  '     oi 7000  are  stricken   with  the  disease.  Factories are all working short  handed and business is being  greatly interfered with.  Firemen Called  By Wireless  Victoria, March 12.���������The calling of a fire brigade by wireless  at Victoria is possibly one of the  most unique features yet performed in navigation. The C.  P. R. steamer Tees had just  cleared for wrest coast run, when  a fire broke out in her cargo.  Captain G i 11 a m immediately  brought, his ship about and ordered the wireless operator to  notify shore. When his vessel  reached the wharf the city fire  brigade was in waiting and the  blaze, which had already been  got well under control, was extinguished. The damage to  freight amounted to about $1000.  Canadian Northern Wants Loan of Forty Million  Need of Assistance Said to be Imperative  Ottawa, March 12.-Sir Wm.  Mackenzie, Sir Donald Mann and  Z. A. Lash, chief legal and financial adviser to the railway  knights, are in the capital strongly pressing again the claims of  the C. N. R. for a liberal measure  of financial assistance this season.  The government proposal now  is to grant a loan of forty millions to the C. N. R., which is  what the company requires to  complete and.equip its transcontinental system.  In the present state of the  London money market, with further tightened conditions reported from there, the situation is  represented  by Mackenzie  and  Mann  as  very acute,   and  the  need of assistance is imperative.  Some of the recalcitrants on  the Conservative side, who had  openly declared that they would  oppose the granting of a loan,  are said to be now wavering,  and R. B. Bennett may be left  alone in his determined and open  opposition.  On the Liberal side the attitude will be taken that before  anything at all is decided on,  there must be a full and frank  accounting by Mackenzie and  Mann of what has been done  with all public funds received  -by them, and as to the whole  history of C. N. R. finances, including subsidiary undertakings.  Seek to Relase  5000 Soldiers  *$& El Paso, Tex., March 13.-As-  '���������^Sertmg that there is no warrant  of international law or treaty under which the five thousand  Mexicans who fled to the United  States after the battle of Ojinaga  and who are interned at Fort  Bliss, can be held, representatives of the Huerta government  here are preparing to institute  habeas corpus proceedings to ob-  , tain their liberation.  Reduced Cable Rates  to Old Country Points  Vancouver, March 12.���������Advice  has been received by Mr. J. F.  Richardson, superintendent of  C. P. R. telegraphs in British  Columbia/of a reduction in cable  tolls to Great Britain. This applies to week-end letters and  night letters. The rate on the  former will be $2.00 for 25 words,  and on the latter $1.60 for 13  words. Cable business to the  Old country has been particularly good, despite business depression in general, and has shown  a healthy increase of late.  A Royal Divorce  Copenhagen, March 12.���������It is  learned in official circles that the  divorce of Prince William of  Sweden and Princess Marie, is  now an accomplished fact. Only  some small formalities have yet  to he arranged, and these it is  expected, will be settled within  two weeks time.  Cook Island  Devastated  Sydney, -N. S. W., March 13.  ���������The worst hurricane experienced in fifty years has devastated  Cook Island and Aitutaki Island,  in the Archipelago south of the  Society Island.  A huge wave swept over Mau-  ko Island, in the same group,  destroying an entire village.  SPORTS Inter est You?  /.Baseball, Football, B o x i n g,  'Racing, Hockey, or any other?  Would you like a weekly Sporting  Paper sent you giving the latest  news on all sporting lines from all  the world?   Great pleasure to up-  country men.     Send today for  special  3  months trial,   75c, or  $2.00 for full year.    Agents and  correspondents   wanted   everywhere.    Address-  Saturday Sporting News  Vancouver, B. C.  Bourassa May Be Candidate  Ottawa, March 12.���������It is reported here that Mr. Henri Bourassa is being asked to run as a  Nationalist candidate in Jacques  Cartier, the riding just thrown  open through the resignation of  Hon. F. D. Monk.  Avalanche Kills Soldiers  Vienna, Austria, March 12.���������  Seventeen soldiers &{' the Emperor's Rifle Regiment have been  killed by an avalanche. They  were engaged in manoeuvres on  the Ortler mountain in the Tyrol.  S.S. Camosun made her usual  weekly ca,ll at this port on Sunday last. The list of passengers!  for this port included Messrs. G.  F. Allen, W. Brydon, G. Dagg,  and several bridge carpenters  who are at present engaged on  the construction of the new Bella Coola river bridge.  Mr. G. F. Allen, the representative of Messrs. Johnson Bros.,  of Vancouver, spent the last week  in the valley with our merchants.  Mr. Brydon of Schooner Passage has been in town during  the week in connection with the  purchase of a piece of land on  which he intends to make his  home.  Mr. Geo. Dagg is back from  Vancouver, and is awaiting an  opportunity to get into the Interior where he is interested in  some valuable mineral claims.  Considerable anxiety is being  felt by the residents of the town  regarding the danger of another  flood.  The extremely mild weather  threatens high water, when it  will be impossible for the necessary protection work to be done.  Surely it cannot be a matter  of whether or not money can be  procured for the work, when the  town is threatened with a repetition of an occurrence which  last fall made the streets look  like abandoned placer diggings.  It is high time that this matter  was attended to. There has  been enough talk about it.  Australia's Submarines  London, Mar. 12. -Australia's  first two submarines have left  England for Sydney, N. S. W.,  where they are clue the middle of  May. They will make the entire  journey by their own power.  The "Bertha D" in command  of Chas. Draney. came up from  Namu yesterday morning with  three large scow loads of lumber  for the bridge now under construction to span the Bella Coola river nearly at its mouth.  In the past all material ship-  Among the outgoing passen-1 ped in here for construction  gers by the last south-bound i wor]; has been handled from two  steamer were, Messrs. Charles; to four times before getting to  Hendricks, Olaf Fosbak, T. Le- \ where it was to be used. In this  velton and Constable Broughton. lease, however, the lumber was  I placed on the scows at the Namu  O.  Fosback  and  T.   Levelton j mills an(1 (le!ivel.e(i aUhe works  left for Vancouver.     They are! without extra   handling,  which  expected to return in the course !  of a few weeks.  Charlie Hendricks, well known  on the coast as a hunter and trapper, has left for Alaska where  he will take up his former occupation of prospecting.  Constable Broughton is visiting the various points in his  district.  means a considerable saving to  the public.  There seems to be an idea prevailing in the minds of certain  people that, the "Courier" and  the local Liberal party are adverse to the importation of men  to be employed on certain public  works.  We wish to state that not be  ing in the confidence of the Government we have nothing whatever to do with the matter of  who shall be employed or who  shall not.  Those who have kicks coming  must lodge them elsewhere.  The local Conservative party  is running the whole show in this  valley and if they are not running  it properly that is not the fault  of the "Courier."  We have nothing to say in regard to anyone at present employed on public works, so long  as the work is done properly and  economically.  The person who infers that  the Courier is agitating against  the men who have come to work  on the Bella Coola river bridge,  or on any other public works,  does so with the sole object of  discrediting the Courier and its  owners, and has without a doubt  started the canard with the object of financially benefitting  himself.      A fine specimen of a live wolverine was shipped to Vancouver  on the last steamer by Mr. Hall  of the Crossing.  The animal is to take its place  among the great collection at the  menagerie at Stanley Park, Vancouver.   The Development League is  approaching the end of the first  year of its existence and as the  executive committee is desirous  to show a substantial cash balance in the treasury, it has been  decided to again appeal to the  public for support.  The executive have never yet  asked for something and offered  nothing in return.  For some time past a number  of local gentlemen have been  practicing assiduously, and on  Friday March 27th, will give a  Negro ��������� Minstrel Entertainment  at the Mackenzie School, commencing at 8 p. m. prompt. Tickets may be had from any member of the executive, price 50c;  children half-price.  It is hoped the public will bear  this date in mind and by their  attendance assist the League in  bringing the year to a successful  close.   Indian Constable Tucker left  last week for .Bella Bella and  and other points in his district.  Karl Brink of Saloomt Valley  visited town during the week.  A well attended meeting of the  Farmers' Institute took place at  Hagensborg on Thursday of last  week.  Messrs. S. Le C. Grant and D.  H. Hoage reported on the business of the Convention at Victoria.  Keen interest is being manifested by the members and a  very successful year is being  looked forward to.  FIRST PACK-TRAIN ARRIVES.  One large pack-train, the first  of the season, has already arrived  from the Interior and others are  expected shortly.    Antoine Ca-  poose,   the  well  known   Indian  trader of Anaham Lake arrived  in  towrn  the  early part of the  week  for a  pack-train  load  of  supplies.    He reports a very fine  winter in his part of the Interior  country, the snow-fall being ex-'  ceptionally light. . There is every  prospect of a very early spring.  Furs  have  been   very plentiful  throughout the Interior and it is  certain that large  catches will  shortly be brought to this place1  for sale or shipment.    Capoose  further reports that cattle and  horses have vrintered extremely  well, there being practically no  losses.  The trails are in fairly good  shape and no difficulty was experienced on the trip down, which  speaks well for the Bella Coola  route into the Interior.  The gang engaged on the construction of the new Bella Coola  river bridge has now got properly settled down to work under  the new foreman Mr. Ellison,  and excellent progress is being  made in the work of driving  piles.  Excellent weather is facilitating the work.  Miss Muriel Fonceca gave a  very enjoyable concert at the  Colony Hall, Hagensborg, on  Thursday last week, the attendance being exceptionally large.  Miss Fonceca was ably assisted  by Mr. B. C. Balfour, baritone,  Miss W. Pecknold, elocutionist,  and Mr. A. Crichton, violin-cello.  FOR SALE  A waggon and a buck-board,  used, but in good condition.  Apply to I. Fougner, Bella Coola.  For Sale  A three piece parlor suite, good  as new, for particulars apply to  F. M. BREWSTER,  Hagensborg, B. C.  Vincent Clayton, Geo. Dagg  and Fred Hendricks left on Wednesday for Dean Ghannel.  Mark Smaby of the Ocean Falls  Company called here on Tuesday.  He was on one of his periodical  visits to the various logging  camps of the company.  Geo. K. Burnett and party are  at present engaged in survey  work some six miles down the  inlet.  Mr. Herbert Sutherland has  returned to town after a visit  to Batchelor Bay.  Mrs. Reg. Walker is spending  a few days in town as the guest  of Mrs. Wm. Sutherland.  ������o  5    (Elutrrh Nnitre  Lower Bklla Coola: Sunday  School, 10 a. m. Church Service, 11 a.m.  Bella Coola: Sunday School,  2:30 p. m. Evening Service,  7:30 p. m.  Subject:-- "The Empty House  or How to Overcome the Evil."  Talk to the boy_s and girls.  Rev. T. C. ColwTll. B. A., P^tor  to Advertise.   An ad. in the Courier never fails to bring results.  Give us a trial (���������nor������������������T2) Let us publish your Land Notices. SeLlA cooLA Courier  Saturday,  March  14   /q/3|  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1  Year : $1-00  6 Months    0.75  3 Months    0.50  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 adch-ess should be  sent in as soon as possible.  For Advertising  Rates,  Apply at  Office.  To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name and address of'every writer of suoh !ettcr3  must be given to the editor.  The Editor reserves the right to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  -isk.  7ancouver Office - - 317-323 Cambie St.  "Dalits jwjmlt supremo, rat 1ms."  SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 1914.  * Honest and Unafraid.  "How happy is he, born or taught, that  , serveth not another will;  Whose armour is his honest thought,  and simple truth his utmost skill."  At the recent Liberal, convention held atVictoria���������the greatest Liberal convention ever held  .in the Province���������the following  strongly worded resolution was  passed unanimously:  "That   this   convention    has  learned with grave alarm of the  introduction into the legislature  of a bill to further guarantee the  bonds of the main line of the C.  N. R. to the extent of $10,000 a  ��������� mile in addition to the enormous  and  overwhelming   guarantees  for   which    the    province    is  already responsible and in utter .violation  and   disregard of  'the pledges given by the government to the   country   from  time to time." Such an action on  the part of the government under   the   circumstances   would  constitute a monstrous betrayal,  of the public interests and an  unprecedented act of treachery  which every  citizen  in  British  Columbia should do everything  in his power to prevent.  ' 'Resolved, therefore, that this  convention seize the first opportunity to condemn the proposed  action of the government and  calls upon all citizens of British  Columbia, without distinction of  party, to make every effort pos-  , sible to save the province from  the imposition of further burdens which have already grown  so" large as to most seriously  threaten its financial position."  Not-only Liberals are alarmed  at this latest action of the Premier's in granting further aid to  C. N. R.  Mr. C. M. Wordsworth, past  president of the Vancouver Conservative Association is as much  opposed to the measure as even  the most ardent Liberal.  Mr. Wordsworth says, "I AM  UNALTERABLY OPPOSED to  the subsidies to the Pacific Great  Eastern and the Canadian Northern railway companies being  increased."  It will be remembered how the  News-Advertiser dealing with  ���������the matter of the delegation of  Vancouver Conservatives, who  waited on Sir Richard McBride  to protest against the proposa  to further aid the C. N. R., reported that they (the members  of the delegation) came away  from Victoria perfectly satisfied  with Sir Richard's explanation.  It is interesting to note that  Mr. Wordsworth says that this  report   was   four-fifths  wrong.  We suspected as much.  Doubtless a few members of  the delegation, men of the  Dr. Patterson type, swallowed  Sir Richard's smooth talk, and  at least made belief they liked  it, but Mr. Wordsworth is not a  man of that stamp.  As a last recourse, Mr. Wordsworth suggests calling a monster  mass meeting of  both Liberals  and Conservatives of the city of  Vancouver, and passing a resolution condemning the deal, and to  circulate a monster petition asking for the names of every voter  in Vancouver and Richmond requesting the Lieutenant-Governor to refuse his assent to the bill.  "If that is done there won't be  500 in the district that will riot  sign the petition," he says.  We would suggest to Mr.  Wordsworth that some of those  petitions be circulated in "the  Northern portion of the province.  We could promise a few signatures amongst the better class  Conservatives of this district.  The people are face to face with  a grave situation. Only thehide-  bound, the woefully wicked or  the wilfully blind, refuse to admit it.  It is the duty of every person  regardless of his party affiliations  to study t he situation in which  the province has been placed by  the McBride administration.  The sooner the electorate of  this province begin to show the  crue British spirit of independence of thought and action in regard to public affairs, the sooner  will this period of reckless maladministration be brought to an  end.  o     o     o     o     o  Over-Reached Itself.  The report of the National  Transcontinental Investigation  Commission has of itself defeated the ends of its political  draughtsmen.  In their eagerness to meet the  wishes of the government and to  make political capital the commissioners have dared too much  and failed. They disregarded  facts entirely.  Liberals in caucus demand a  thorough investigation of every  charge of alleged waste by the  two commissioners. The chances are ��������� that the investigating  commissioners will find themselves on trial before long, rather  than the former commissions of  the   National    Transcontinental  Railway.  It is worthy of note that one  of the contractors who, according to the investigating commission, got a "rake-off" in connection with the construction of the  National Transcontinental Railway, has been alotted the contract (by the present government) for the whole of the Hudson Bay Railway, over 400 miles.  Hon. Robert Rogers was forced  to admit that the Welland Canal  contracts, amounting to .over  $20,000,000, have been given to  men, some of whom, the investigating commissioners allege to  be grafters and boodlers.  It will be seen that what was  wrong under the Laurier government is apparently right under  the Borden government.  ,   The investigating commissioners endeavored to make a point  of the fact that there had been  great waste through letting the  contracts to a few large contractors and allowing them to sub-let  to smaller contractors.    This is  exactly what  the present government are doing with the Hudson Bay Railway and the Welland  Canal and  with several of the  same large contractors. (  Hon. S. M. Parent, ex-chairman of the National Transcontinental Railway says: "You may  announce that the former commission has absolutely nothing  to fear and is ready to meet its  detractors on any ground. More  than that, so far as I am concerned, I intend to carry the war  into Africa; that is to say. when  we have shown the complete inanity, of the accusations brought  against the former commission,  we will in our turn bring accusations which will be more serious."  The charges alleged by the investigating commission remind  one of the charges of Major Hod-  gins which were investigated by  a committee of the Commons,  with the ��������� result that they were  found to be a base fabrication,  and both the Major and the Victoria ^Colonist, which printed the  charges, were forced to take  them back in quick order.  Mr. Parent positively affirms  that the accusations of wastefulness brought against the former  commission in regard to the contracts have no foundation in fact.  They are as false as were the  Major Hodgins charges and are  only brought forward with a  view to "gulling" the public.  It is worthy of mention that  one man who is accused with  having divided money with Mr.  Parent, states on oath that the  only person with whom he had  any financial dealings was a man  from whom he bought an icehouse; and he was and is a  prominent Conservative.  In the meantime this investigating commission, consisting of  two men, whose sole purpose  was to obtain data which could  be used to advantage at election  time, regardless of truth or  honesty, has cost the country  over $83,000. '  o     o     o     o     o  Where the slightest doubt exists in the public mind that public money has not been expended  in the public interest it is only  right and proper that a thorough  investigation be made.       /  Such investigation should be  made, however, in the public interest and not in the interest of  any one political party.  The men appointed to investigate should have experience in  the work they are to investigate  and should take evidence only on  oath and in public.  A commission which does not  take evidence onoath and which  holds its sessions behind closed  doors, is not looking for straight  facts.  Such a commission is the biggest kind of a graft. We have  had too many of them.  Popular and   Useful  Gifts  A Birks' Watch, Chain or Fob  or  WATPHFS for Men and Boys, in a great variety ������,r  ,Wft^nLQ^les>'M ,.all  warranted ��������� t0 be reliabi!  timekeepers.    We have many fine grades in men's Thi  Models, as  well  as in  Models  especially  intendec  Doctors, Merchants, Ranchers and Lumbermen.  WATCHES -far'Ladies in the newest popular case <j(.  TTAivuijj signs.    Our Catalogue shows a very jjnf,  line of Bracelet Watches.    The bracelet watch is-no\y [L  most'fashibnable with ladies of all lands.  IN FOBS AND /CHAINS r^L^,-^t  and our Catalogue illustrates a very representative ?\i*  play of our stock.    See pages 21, 22, 26, 40 and 41.  Write for our Catalogue which contains everything  worth while in the jewelry line.  B  HENRY BIRKS & SONS, LTD.  JEWELLERS AND SILVERSMITHS  GEORGE E. TROREY \ 7" n   r,  Managing Director V ailCOUVer,   D. C,  '  Mr. Wm. Manson has asked  the Minister of Public Works the  following questions:  1. How many tenders were  received last May for the building of Bella Coola gaol ?  2. What were the amounts of  the tenders?  3. Has work since been done  by day labor; and, if so, what  was the cost of same? ,  The Hon. Mr. Taylor replied as  follows: [1J One. [2] $4,550.  [3] Yes.    Cost $3,157.20.  Mr. Manson is no doubt satisfied.  We would have been greatly  surprised if the cost of the work  had been allowed to approach  the amount of the one and only  tender. But how the actual cost  was arrived at is a mystery to  us. When one^gang of men are  engaged on "two jobs at the same  time, it is hard to estimate the  cost of either.  The site for the gaol was  cleared by men engaged in building a bridge. The same foreman had charge of both works.  Men were sent on to the gaol  ground for a few hours and  brought back to the bridge when  their help was needed. This was  a precaution necessary in order  to make it possible to state that  the gaol was built for less than  the tender price. Mr. Manson  asked nothing about the clearing  of the site which was included  The Bank of British North America  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  Accounts opened for amounts of $1 and upwards.    No notice  required for withdrawing.  DRAFTS, MONEY ORDERS. LETTERS OF CREDIT and  TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES issued, negotiable anywhere.  COLLECTIONS  made  at lowest rates.  Agents and Correspondents  in every part of the world..  Agents for  DEN   NORSKE  CREDIT BANK  J. N. CRAN, Manager  Bella Coola Branch  in the tender price. ' j    "Insurgency"  is becoming.:  The site was not cleared ac-jgeneral throughout Canada, il  cording to specification, nor was j is all directed against a deprcc-m  the building constructed accord- j tory organization whose oporJll  ing to specification, nor was thej tions are directed by a firm classed  material used such as was called  for in the specification. This we  know.    Does Mr. Manson?  Mr. Manson might also have  asked the Minister how long it  took the party who tendered to  get his certified check back and  how often he had to write re-  qesting its return.  The replies here would have  been interesting. We can tell  Mr. Manson something about the  building of this same gaol.  o     o     o     o     o  With the appropriation for this  district reduced to about half we  wonder what Mr. Manson will  have left to talk about. He's  coming soon.  as freebooters.  o     O      o      o      o  The three bandits who held t  the Great Northern railway ar  believed to be somewhere c;������  Vancouver Island. They will nod  remain long. The high cost of  living will chase them back to  the States.  o    o     o     o     o  McGill college students are to  be fed for a long period on different kinds of food in order lo  test the merits of  rival  diets.;  Why not select, for the purpose-.  of these tests, persons who \vou!<i  be glad to get any old kind of-"  food?  3sW  I  ~ V'---.N'  TEA  BRAID'S BEST-  COFFEE   SPICES  FLAVORING   EXTRACTS  Are ABSOLUTELY PURE and conform with the Government  Standards absolutely  Wm- Braid & Co. Vancouver, b. c.  w  n  Kemp's INVALID PORT  A SUPERIOR   MEDICATED WINE  Unsurpassed as a  TONIC, STIMULANT  AND  INVIGORATOR  J       A      T1 L I J.J      Wholesale  Distributers  . A. lepoorten Ltd.,Vancouver, b.c.  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  Bdscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.  REGULAR FREIGHT   AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S. S.'VENTURE'Leaves Vidoria mr* Wednesday.  ���������*��������������������������� ~������"������������������������������     ��������� -���������-���������[.paves Vancouver every Thursday at 11 p.m.  LEAVES BELLA COOLA SUNDAY MORNING.  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  S.^'Capilano" or S. S. "Coquitlam" also call with  Gasoline and Explosives by special arrangement.  For rates of Frdtfhts,  Faros find othor informnUon, apply '<>  Hrad Okf-mok. Gakkau, St.,   Vancouver ; or John  Baknki.kv.  1003  GOVKUNMKNT  ST.,   VICTORIA. C-������'|       f< I  N.  19  /*  1        pri   r  ^/Saturday,  March  14,   1914  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  ifts  'l.V (j|  liable  Thin  i   lor  y line  ���������������v I ho  coni-  r>iXUL>  ' clis-  <K  ���������The Pension Farce.  iVi  D.  /There are evidences that the  , military pension farce, which has  been a feature of American administrative, life,- is making" its  appearance in the country. During the Fenian Raid of fifty-six  years ago,, some ten thousand  men went; to the front. Today  applications for pensions have  been received from thirty thous-  and-Al^o/ernment money looks  gooSfofsome people, and, in their  desixffto get it, many exhibit a  s^pSe disregard for the truth.  -'The'go'vernment would do well  to' check severly this attempted  raid upon the treasury. If the  least encouragement be given it  the country will soon find itself  in the,grip of a monster.���������Moose  Jasdi^ning:News.  A"Kick" from Kitsumkalum  nca  notice  T and  ierc.  or  SKE  inc  h  c o m ir  nada.  depiv.  e   Oper.  rn class.-  ) held -  lway a-  here c  T will not  cost  iif  back U  Wants to Shake Hands with  Man from Bella Coola.  A correspondent, signing himself "Fair-play," writing to the  Prince Rupert Daily News, says:  "I want to shake hands with  the man from Bella Coola and  assure him that his district is not  the only one where large amounts  of money are expended with no  results."  The writer explains that the  system of moving the road either  to right or left each year (what  we here call ''kink locating") is  in vogue in his district also. At  Kitsumkalum, as here, there  seems to be little attention paid  to the wishes of the settlers by  Wm. Manson, the so-called representative of this district in the  provincial legislature. There as  here the settlers are not credited,  by Mr. Manson, with being possessed of sufficient intelligence  to know what is good for them.  Of course Mr. Manson does.  The writer concludes with  these significant remarks: "We  like the Bella Coola man, think  we have a kick coming, and surely Mr. Manson and his government can expect no support from  a district whose-wants have been  so persistently ignored. We only  ask a fair deal, but it does not  seem to come our way."  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ^ Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alhkkta,  the Yukon Territory, the North-wrstTrrui-  tokiks and in a portion of the Province "of  British Columbia, may be leased for it term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not. more than 2,500 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to tho Agent or Sub-Af?ent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of $f> which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, hut 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 being 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 permilted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.0(1 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. COitY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B.���������Unauthorized  publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������306110.  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.  0>������  ���������o<  ���������< >���������*  ���������<o  j To Land Seekers, Campers,  o  Prospectors, Etc.  Why Pack Your Outfits  Further Than Necessary?  !  6  i  WE CARRY COMPLETE LINES OF THE FOLLOWING AT BELLA COOLA PRICES:  GROCERIES TENTS DRY GOODS HARDWARE  CAMPERS' SUPPLIES PACKERS' REQUISITES  HAY   AND  GRAIN  Bella Cooia Mercantile Co., Hagensborg  12 Miles from Bella  Coola and on Direct  Route to the Interior  OH  ( )  fO<  K>-<  ���������<>���������������  Kfl  B. FILLIP JACOBSEN  !  C| After a residence of 30 years I have acquired  Agent for and  Owner of  a thorough knowledge of  the whole   coast  of  FARM, TMBER LANDS AND WATER POWER  IN BELLA COOLA AND VICINITY  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.  ,  TEN ACRE FARMS A SPECIALITY  B. F1L1 .IP JACOBSEN, Bella Coola, B. C.  BUSINESS CARDS  . Here's a photo of a  plain everyday man in  a "Fit-Rite"- suit.  Looks well  dressed  doesn't he?  So will you  if you  wear���������  "Fit-Rite"  Ask your dealer.    Sold in the best  clothing stores in Canada.  Geoffrey K;-Burnett D. .1. McGuran  C.E., B.C.L.S., B.A.S.C.. B.C.I..S.,  ASS. M.CAN.SOC. C.E.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  ,      (Late Hill & Burnett)  CIVIL ENGINEERS and  B.C. LAND SURVEYORS  Grand View Hotel, Bella Coola, B. C.  City address���������New Westminster, B.C.  P. O. Box 886. Telephone 232.  e  J. A. LEROY PhoneSey. 9387 J. NATION  BUS  MEETS~ALL BOATS AND TRaTnS  Hotel Winters  COR.  ABBOTT AND  WATER STREETS  VANCOUVER, B.C.  EUROPEAN    PLAN    HOT AND COLD WATER  fl.OO TO  S2.50      STEAM  HEATED  GG-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  MRS. /. CLAYTON *';  "\  'slablished  864  Dry Goods  ���������  Boots and Shoes  Groceries and General Merchandise  Hardware H Surveyors'/Loggers'  and Packtrain Supplies a Speciality  V.  FURS Bought and Sold  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Ill  J  ROOMS WITH BATH  The Naval Service a Means  of Patronage.  are doing nothing in regard to  the navy, a return presented to  S the House on February 2nd, by  1 the Hon. Mr. Hazen, shows that  jon December 15th, 1913, there  were 45 officers, 19 midshipmen,  and 246 petty officers and men  enlisted under the Canadian Naval Service Act; that out of this  number 14 officers, 153 petty  officers and men were on that  date enlisted on H.M.C.S. Niobe;  that the total expenditure for  the naval service of the calendar  year 1913 was $2,364,322.95, out  of which amount $317,881.55 was  spent during that year in connection with hTM.C.S. Niobe. The  government is prepared to retain  Notwithstanding the fact that  the Borden government have dismantled and put out of commas- the naval service as a means of  sion the Niobe and Rainbow, and furthering expenditures and pat-  that they are boasting in political ronage, but is not prepared to  campaign sheets circulated in the render it of value either to Can-  Province of Quebec, that they ' ada or the Empire.  For Purity and Sweetness  B  ii  i.f  hi     >4  ���������<     M  ���������<     M  ���������<    W  ������    >���������*  >-0-������UaK-0-������m>04WB&-<Ln������r������  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  WE   SHIP    PROMPTLY  758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.  c    c  ���������<    M  >���������<    H  ���������<    M  K    H  ���������<    >���������<  ���������<    M  < [������]  Chocolates and Confections are Nutritious  and Delicious  SOLD BY ALL  FIRSTCLASS GROCERS AND COtXmCTlONF.RS  Highest market prices paid.  Fair grading given.  EXPRESS CHARGES PAID  ON ALL SHIPMENTS.  Prompt returns. Write for  Price List and Shipping Tags  to���������  B.LEViNSON  281-83 Alexander Ave.  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.   Mlttler TAXIDERMIST  72SHelmcken Street  VANCOUVER, B.C.  =������  Watches and Clocks  Repaired  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  CHARLES TAYLOR  BELLA COOLA,  B.C.  ��������� CP^JMLv<-*������^ <J������^<J*C>^J������������->~<-*������  PatronizeHomelndustry  immm^  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������RANGE   III.  Takk Notice that Walter F. Brydon  of Schooner I'assage, occupation en-  gineer, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  south-west, corner of an Island situate  about one mile distant, and in a westerly direction from East Bella Bella Cannery, Bella Bella, B.C., thence north  five chains, thence east ten chains,  thence smith live chains, thence west  ten chains along shore line to point of  commencement, including whole Island.  WALTER F. BRYDON.  Dim;. 4th March. 1911. March M-May 1G.  and Buy RAMS AYS'  Biscuits, Candy, Macaroni  New Orleans Molasses  Manilla Drips  Imperial Maple Syrup  Ramsay Bros. & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Post-Think's he's the whole  thing, does he?  Parker- Well, I'd hardly go as  far as that; but he certainly considers himself a quorum. BELLA   COOLA  COURIER  watauaamtM  nam  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  m  nor  ) c  HOE  &  en's. Ladies' and  f,  ilciren s  oes  ^  HOE  5   C  HOE  W  Pack and Riding Saddles'  Saturday, March J 4 ,    I-  ^������ is*1* -  h.  Ml  fff_  ������E  hoe  mm  as*  ^E  Men's Suits, Shirts  and Underwear  HOE  ID  HOE  I?  TENTS  Camp, Heating and Cook Stoves  \  WE  CARRY  A  LARGE  STOCK  OF  FANCY  AND   STAPLE   GROCERIES  AT LOWEST   PRICES  1  v  -4  bf c  t  ���������S  $  , fix.  V,f.���������  , rAj������Jj  i frc  , ^;  etifers, Prospectors and Campers  Supplies  B.  BRYNILDSEN  8c CO  BELLA  COOLA,bc  Maekay Smith, Blair & Co, Ltd:  /    VANCOUVER, B. C.  Wholesale  DRY GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS  IH  Manufacturers  Shirts  Pants  "Mackinaw" Overalls  Sample Room at Prince Rupert  ������  Manufacturers of all  kinds of  HIGH-GRADE BISCUITS  ::    AND CANDIES    ::  Eventually You Will Use  Prairie Pride Flour  Every Sack Guaranteed  Your Money Refunded If Not Satisfied  Why Not Now?  Ask your dealer.    On sale at  all first-class Grocers  Made by MEDICINE  HAT   MILLING   CO., LIMITED  MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA fl  HUGHES BROS.      ^  g tuG  LIQUOR STORE  ������ Wines, Liquers and Cigars  ^2 WE   SHIP    EVERYWHERE  Send  for free price list with  shipping  instructions  q 105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C.  VANCOUVERLAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT OF COAST���������RANGE II.  Take Notice that George Simpson  McTavish, of Victoria, B. C, occupation canneryman, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted about  ten chains distant in a westerly direction from an unnamed creek emptying  in Victoria Cove, Rivers Inlet, thence  south 20 chains, thence east 40 chains,  thence north 20 chains, thence west 40  chains following shore to point of'commencement, containing 80 acres, more  or less.  GEORGE SIMPSON McTAVISH.  Date, 28 th February, 1914. Mar. 7���������May 9.  World's Largest Apple.  Some weeks ago a British paper  announced that the "largest apple in the world" was grown last  summer at King's  Acre, Hereford, England.    Thcvariety was  Gloria Mundi, and the specimen  weighed  32 1-2 ounces.    "The  above claim" writes the Sydney  Morning Herald, will not stand.  "Two years ago an  apple was  shown   in   Sydney   which   was  grown   by   Mr.   Frank  Clarke,  Woodside,  Rylstone.    It was a  Lord Russell variety, and weighed 33 1-2 ounce or an ounce more  than the apple referred to above.  At the time it was claimed to be  the heaviest apple ever grown,  and apparently it still holds the  record."  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER  ^Bk|F YOU get |T at  PLIMLEY'S  IT'S ALL  RIGHT |  The  Call  of the  Open  Km  Comes with the months of spring and at Plimley's  everything is ready for the Cyclist and the Motorist.  The 1914 "Indian" Motor Cycles; The 1914 "Overland" Cars and the new cycle models by the world's  leading makers all await your choice.    Send for free  Catalog today.  Lost both his fortune and his  reason in a publishing venture,  you say ?''  "Yes; tried to get .out a book  called 'Who's Who in Mexico.' "  730  YATES  Street  TH0S.PLIMLEY  iiNBNMSHSKS  VICTORIA, B. C.  727-735  Johnson  Street  SUBSCRIPTON   RATES OF  BELLA COOLA  COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One, Year r. $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $2.00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BULLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name.  P. 0.  Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription encloM'O


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