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 '*^.  /giiMiiiniiit) tf(ju������iuiuiigj ftu.uutiig { niiiintiuii^}  E| ��������� f Use your fran-  lectors! ������*&���������������-;  "Boss Rule."   Now is your chance!  WEATHER REPORT FOR FEBRUARY.  Compiled   by  Mr. C.  H.  Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature : Maximum, 43.    Minimum 27.  Rainfall, .53 inches.     Snow, 10 inches.  OL. 3���������NO. 23  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, \MARCH 20,  1915.  $1.00 a Year  icate  onor  rm  'attulloV Address at  Mackenzie School  H3i  -ffl  m  ������  i if'  US**  T.   D.   Pattullo,   the   Liberal  andidate in the Prince Rupert  tiding,   addressed   a   crowded  leeting at the Mackenzie School  In   Friday   evening last week,  teviewing the record of the Mc-  Jride administration, the speak-  severly criticized the wasteful  cpenditure of   public   money,  |e sole purpose of which seemed  be to keep the Conservative  ichine    operating    smoothly,  baling with the matter of rail-  lad   guarantees,   the   speaker  iowed plainly the tremendous,  )nded - indebtedness   to which  je province had been put and  redicted the early departure of  |r Richard McBride to Ottawa,  [here he would eventually figure  the special representative of  tackenzie and Mann.  [Mr.  Pattullo    spoke   of   the  lmUiating aspect of a response minister of the crown stoop-  to petty graft in connection  |th the purchase of a few cows  .the,.government, and fol-  Iwing the finances of the country  ir the past few years empha-  sed   the   urgent   need   for   a  ange   of   government.      Mr.  [attullo spoke for well over an  >ur and was frequently inter-  pted  by  loud and  prolonged  plause.    His address has been  Iscribed as one of the ablest  heard   on   a   platform  in  Ilia Coola Valley,  receeding the address by Mr.  ttullo, Mr. W.  H.   Gibson,  a  'ntleman  of  broad  and  in de-  Indent   views   spoke   of   the  .ims put forward on behalf of  'e local Conservative club, by  le late secretary in a   recent  [tter to the Courier.   The writer  d made reference to the bene-  ;s "substantial and permanent"  isulting from  the activity of  e club.    Mr. Gibson said he  shed to pay tribute to the club  ir one thing "substantial and  rmarient" which we had in our  :idst.    "Roads and wharfs may  jar (out in time  through  fre-  ent   use,   but   the   'Canyon  idge,'  which  can  seldom  be  ched with a wagon owing to  !e condition of the road to and  , promises indeed to be 'permanent.'    The  building of  the  Dvincial lock-up in the bed of  lough, necessitating its being  ;ised to prevent being flooded  happened  last fall, also  reived his attention.    Thewaste-  penditure on   the salaries of  ofessors   and   others   of   the  iversity staff when  the con-  truction  of   the   building  was  ipstponed indefinitely, and  the  tary   of   "Strathcona   Park  omson"  $15,000 a year,   f Gloria connected with a wharf at  irince Rupert,  were also dealt  ...,.aith.  ?;f| H. L. Harris, spoke briefly at  .'���������|fche close of the meeting.    Deal-  - '4ing with the machine methods  >$6f the present administration, he  '^���������Said the Liberal party proposed  f ito take the liquor traffic in the  'pities out of party politics.    This  m  had long been used as a power-  Allies Ready  to Advance  Britain's New Army in France Over  a Million  is  tin  b'iK  ������4:  rrf  H  ^  *:tl**  London, March 18.���������A heavily  censored depatch from Paris tells  of the magnitude of preparations  under way by the Allies preparatory to a general advance.   The  greatest quantity   of munitions  of war ever assembled has been  got together in northern France.  These will be transported to the  front by the railroads, the carrying capacity of which has been  increased by the laying of additional tracks along every line  radiating towards the front, as  well as by thousands, of motor  vehicles   of   every  kind   which,  have been gathered for the purpose.    In   addition   to  Britain's  new army of over one million,  which has been moving  across  channel  for two  months past,  'France has also a million soldiers,  splendidly equipped  and  ready  to take the field at a moment's  notice.    These men have not yet  smelled powder, having been in  training   during   the    winter  months.. The artillery brigades  are  being   strongly augmented  and thousands of new guns are  ready and in convenient positions  for im mediate .use.  Runs Submarine Blockade  Germans Withdraw  Troops From East  Heavy Reinforcements Sent Against  British  Petrograd, March 19.���������Official  communication,���������In Russian Poland, on the front between rivers  Skwa and Orzye, in region of the  villages of Serawin, Tartak,  Wack and Ziomek, and also in  region north of Przasnysc, fighting continues fiercely. We have  seized several villages and heights  and taken five guns, forty-two  machine guns, many caissons and  hundreds of prisoners.  On the right bank of the Nie-  man, battles have been fought  near Tauroggen and on German  territory on roads leading from  Gorzda to Memel. We captured  here two guns, four machine  guns, two automobiles laden  with ammunition and a number  of prisoners.  London, March 18.��������� The Anchor Line steamer Camronia,  which arrived at Liverpool from  New York, March 15, with a  cargo valued $500,000, ran a German submarine blockade on Saturday 13. The vessel reports  that she was chased by three  submarines during her voyage.  British Ship Torpedoed  London, March 18.���������The British steamer Leenwarden, bound  from London to Harnigf, Holland,  has been torpedoed by the German submarine U-28, four miles  south-east of Maas lightship,  according to Renter's correspondent.  London, March 19.���������A special  despatch to the Times from Petrograd says that the Russian  military authorities are con vinced  that some of the thh-ty-three  German army corps massed in  the eastern war theatre have already gone to Belgium or France,  presumably to reinforce the  troops facing the British. The  despatch also says that the Germans are also probably sending  reinforcements to the Galician  war area, where the Russians  have gained complete mastery  of the situation. Everything  goes to show that owing to these  causes a serious a German offensive in East Prussia must be  abandoned.  ful weapon in the hands of the  Bowser-McBride government.  Mr. Harris spoke of several matters of importance to the Prince  Rupert district and commended  the same to the attention of Mr.  Pattullo.  Mr. B. Brynildsen, president  of the Bella Coola Liberal Association, occupied the chair and  in closing spoke of the responsibility resting with the electorate  at the present time, and hoped  that the people of the valley  would make a close study of conditions and do their duty faithfully on election day. The meeting closed with the singing of  "God Save the King."  Raid on Calais  Paris, March 19.���������Official.-A  Zeppelin airship has dropped  bombs on Calais, aiming at the  railway station. No serious  damage was done, but seven  employees were killed.  German Liner Escapes  London, March 18.���������The interned German liner Macedonia  which escaped from Las Palmas,  Canary Islands, on Monday, has  been recaptured by a British  cruiser according to the Daily  Mail's Madrid correspondent.  The despatch adds that the Spanish government has ordered an  investigation of the circumstances o-f the ship's escape.  Election Is Postponed  Victoria.���������The Provincial election which was to have taken  place on April 10, has been postponed. A definite announcement fixing the date is expected  daily.  Large Scandinavian  ; Audience Hears Ex-  Alderman Dybhavn  A large audience assembled at  the Colony Hall, Hagensborg,  on Saturday evening to hear an  address by ex-alderman John  John Dybhavn, of Prince Rupert.  Mr. Dybhavn is district president for B. C. of the Scandinavian Aid and Fellowship Society, and as his remarks were addressed more particularly to the  Norwegian people of Hagensborg  he spoke in the Norwegian  tongue. After making mention  of the pleasure it afforded him to  visit Bella Coola Valley, of which  he had heard such excellent reports, Mr. Dybhavn said: "The  natural inclination of the Scandinavian people is to go slow.  They seldom make any fuss or  disturbance in matters political  or otherwise, in consequence of  which the early Scandinavian  settlers in the United States as  well as in Canada placed themselves at a great disadvantage in  their altered conditions. But  we are proud to see an awakening to the sense of the responsibility devolving on-every citizen,  a condition which it has taken-  our people two or three generations to attaiit. Today we find  Scandinavians holding high public offices all over the American  continent, and recognized as the  most desirable of citizens. Gifted  with intelligence and imbued  with a strong desire for righteousness and truth, we have stood  out for and supported clean government, and consistently worked  for a betterment of conditions  generally.  "As fair minded citizens,"  continued Mr. Dybhavn, "we  can all see that our fair province  has suffered from political maladministration. Laws have been  enacted, but not enforced. The  people have not received the  measure of protection they are  entitled to from the government.  Recent happenings would indicate that matters are not running  smoothly with our government.  Our trusted Minister of Finance  has been compelled to resign  owing to being allegedly concerned in a dishonest transaction  in the purchase of a few cows  from the government farm, he  in turn charging that the deal  was consummated in the office of  the Provincial Secretary. The  Attorney-General is at daggers-  drawn with the Premier over the  vote of an additional $7,000,000  to the Pacific Great Eastern railway." In conclusion, Mr. Dybhavn appealed to the Scandinavians of Bella Coola Valley, as  good citizens of this province, to  give their undivided support to  the movement towards clean  government, that by electing a  new and better set of men to  office the present deplorable condition may become changed and  that British Columbia may enter  on a new era of substantial progress and development.  After a hearty vote of thanks  to Mr. Dybhavn had been unanimously accorded, the meeting  closed with the National Anthem.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  The number of arrivals by the  last steamer from the south was  larger than usual and included  several residents returning from  visits to the southern cities.  Capt. and Mrs. Wm. Stephenson, who have been spending the  winter in Alberta where the  captain has been engaged in  evangelical work, have returned  to their farm - at Nootsatsum.  They bring with them Mrs. W.  Burgess and family of Alberta,  who will spend some time in the  valley. ^  Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Macdonald  and family of Vancouver, are in  town. Mr. Macdonald is the new  lessee of the Grand View Hotel,  which will be re-opened ready  for business in a few days time.  Besides the improvements to the  interior of the building, which  are considerable, new stables are  to be constructed on the adjoining lot, which has already been  cleared for the purpose.  Mr. and Mrs. Hanson and John  Ness are back from a visit to the  Panama Exhibition. They speak  highly of the Canadian exhibit  which they describe as second  to none.  John Dybhavn of Prince Rupert, who spent last week in the  valley, left for the south by the  last steamer. He proceeds to  Revelstoke in order to attend  the annual convention of the  Scandinavian Aid and Fellowship j  Society of which he is the presi- j  dent.  Mrs. and Miss Jennie Blayney  have gone to join Mr. Blayney  at his ranch at Francois Lake.  Road-superintendentlR. O. Jennings left by the last steamer  after supervising the commencement of the work of raising the  lock-up on its foundation an additional two feet. This will ensure the constable and any boarders he may happen to have  against the danger of getting  their feet wet on the next occasion when the rivers arein-flood,  provided of course that they do  not step out of doors. A boat-  house with a light draught launch  adjoining the rear of the premises, is all that is now required  to ensure communication to and  from the jail at all times.  Charley Mills, of Kelly Douglas  fame, ieft town on Thursday  morning after a stay of a week.  Iver Kjolhaug and J. Estenson  left for South Bentick Arm on  Thursday. Mr. Estenson takes  over the management o'f the  Talio Cattle Co., and will remain  in charge of the ranch.  Mr. Kjolbaug intends to spend  a month in enjoyment of the excellent fishing and hunting which  the neighborhood of Talio affords.  S. S. Celtic called at this port  on Saturday last with 26,000 fee.t  of lumber for the local cannery.  S. S. Capilano arrived Wednesday night with a consignment of  lumber for B. Brynildsen.  In spite of the efforts of the  government machine the feeling  against the McBride administration continues to grow in the  whole valley. The old-time pro-,  mises are failing in their effect  as likewise, is the spreading of  libellous rumors. The people are  awake to the real situation and  are not to be gulled. There are  a few Conservatives left who.  ase determined to support the  McBride administration and some  of these slaves of the machine  bosses, are to be found gumshoeing around whispering absolute  falsehoods about their opponents. ���������  Why don't they come out and  fight fair?  NOTICE  A General Meeting of the Bella Coola Development League  will be held at the Mackenzie  School on Monday, March 29th,  at 7:30 p. m., followed by a  PUBLIC MEETING at 8:30 p.m.  to which everyone is cordially  invited, especially members of  the Athletic Association, when  the question of the Empire Day  celebration will be discussed.  Hubert L. Harris,  Secretary, B. C. D. L.  Provincial Election  Your influence and support  is respectfully requested.  T. D. "PATTULLO...  Liberal Candidate for Prince Rupert  Riding.  The Canadian press has been  requested to give the widest publicity to the following notice:  ADDRESSING OF MAIL.  In order to facilitate the handling of mail at the front and to  insure prompt delivery it is requested that all mail be addressed  as follows:  a   Ran k.  b   Name.  c   Regimental Number.  d  Company, Squadron, Battery  or other unit.  e   Battalion.  /  Brigade.  g   First   (or Second)   Canadian  Contingent.  h   British Expeditionary Force.  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To CoftRESPONDENTg���������While unobjectionable anonymous communteations will be published, the  name and address of every writer of such letters  must be given to tjie editor.  The Editor reserves the right to refuse pub.i-  cntion of any letter. AH manuscript at writer's  risk. !  Yancouver Office I- - 317-323 Canibie St.  '&aht0 papuli Biiprrora rut Irx."  SATURDAY] MARCH 20, 1915.  Ours the\Responsibility.  " At the present time when the  -finances of the province are,at a  low ebb, whehpur credit is ruined  in the money markets' of  the  world.   When the faith of the  investing public has been severely shaken owing to the non-enforcement .of the law, and our  administration   of   justice  has  been described  by the highest  authority in the land as "tainted  at the fountain head."     When  our Ministers of the Crown are  bringing dishonor   upon   themselves and upon us by questionable dealings for.their own pecuniary benefit, it" behoves the  people of this province to think  seriously and, determine in their  own minds what share of responsibility they are .going to accept  for the unenviable position  in  which they are placed   in the  eyes of the Dominion and the  Empire of which we form  an  integral part.  . It is an undeniable truth that  the government of a country is  exactly the government which  that country.deserves. It is but  a reflex of the electorate. For  years back !the people of this  province have been 'too busy  making money to spare time for  serious thought regarding matters political. _ They have, perhaps unconsciously but none the  less surely, allowed the govern  ment of the-country to pass out  of their hands into the hands of  a few men,; with results wnich  will be felt for many years to  come. The people, have been to  blame. They have shirked their  responsibility and they must  Buffer the consequences. We  have arrived at a time, however,  when the remedy lies within our  reach. It is our duty and privilege to weigh the actions of our  representatives in the balance  and where they are found wanting to relegate them to a place  where they can no longer endanger the future welfare of our  fair province. The Skeena district has had for its representative a man who, however honest  and amiable,in private life, has  consistently ^hown a lamentable  weakness in the public arena.  Mr. Manson has allowed the  North, of which his district  has formed the major part, to  be bled for the benefit of the  South. The Premier and others  have repeatedly made statements  on the.floor of the Legislature  rankly discriminatory against  the North, but- never has^Mr.  Manson risen in protest. Never  has he endeavored to preserve  the sacred honor of this province  by prosecuting a searching enquiry into matters which required  explanation. By his silence he  has acquiesed in many matters  which have brought our government into "ill repute. It is time  for a change, and every honest  man, regardless of party, must  admit it.  The Liberal party offers today  a remedy for existing ills. A  new broom sweeps clean and  when the broom gets worn so  that it leaves a trail of dirt behind it, as has the McBride  government, the people are to  blame if > they do not discard it  in favor of a new one of a more  modern kind. ,  The Liberal party in British  Columbia has- its reputation yet  to make. Recognizing this, the  honored leader, Mr. H. C. Brewster, has , surrounded himself  with men of unimpeachable  character. Strong men and true  who need but the opportunity to  demonstrate, their true worth.  In the matter of choosing candidates for the' coming election,  the Liberal party has found no  lack of men to choose from. But  only by a slow and careful process of elimination could the best  men be selected and this process  has been diligently followed by  the party leaders.  In this district of Prince Rupert the Liberal party has been  fortunate in securing as'its candidate Mr. T. D. Pattullo, whose  long experience in public life  well fits him for a seat in the  Legislative Assembly. - Mr. Pattullo, though a young man, has  risen high in the esteem of his  fellow citizens, having occupied  the mayoral chair in the city of  Prince Rupert with honor and  ability. As an orator and debater he has few equals in Northern B. C. Forceful and frank  in his manner; with a self-con-  fidence "gained by a thorough  knowledge of conditions and a  clear appreciation of his responsibilities, Mr. Pattullo is both  able and qualified to represent us in the Legislature-in the  only right and proper manner,  by fairly and firmly insisting upon a square deal all round. We  want no "Particularly in the  North,'' nor yet any "Particularly in the South." We want  a fair shake arid no favor and  this wc have never yet obtained  through the representation of  our present member.  Those who are dissatisfied with  present conditions. All who are  incensed with the humiliation to  which we have been submitted  by responsible ministers of the  crown acting , under the very  eyes of the Premier himself,  will demand a change of government.. They will work for the  the election of a Liberal government by supporting Mr. Pattullo.  "S  LYE  EATS DERT  ������������  '.   Exit Ellison.  Humiliating in the extreme  was the news that reached the  public last week that the Hon.  Price-Ellison, the trusted minister of finance and agriculture of  the Province of British Columbia,  had been forced 'to resign his  seat owing to his being unable to  offer any satisfactory answer to  the charge of having engaged in  a dishonorable transaction in the  purchase of some cows from the  government farm.  As stated by the member for  Columbia, Mr. Forster, on ,the  floor of the House, it appears  that the animals were undervalued for the minister of finance  and agriculture, and the undervaluation for the first , twelve  .head was $3025. The minister  was. evidently dissatisfied with  with this undervaluation and  eventually obtained them for the  nominal sum of $475, which sum  was supposedly paid in ��������� some  roundabout way by a lien note.  - "It is no use his making the  statement that any of these  animals were culls," said Mr.  Forster. "If we take the cow  Meta Clothild P., we find that  she was giving 99.2 pounds of  milk per day at the time, an  amount which is greater than  any record in the British Isles,  and one good calf from such a  cow would be worth at least five  times what he paid for her.''  This cow cost the taxpayers $420  and was sold to Hon. Price Ellison for $75. For $25 apiece two  more   pure-bred   cows,   costing  respectively $342.75' and '.$156,  passed into the hajids of the  minister. Still another,costing  $281.25 brought only $75 when  sold to the same gentleman.  The question arises; how. was  the minister allowed to get these  animals at such figures. In this  connection, Mr. Forster speaking  in the Legislative'Assembly says,  "I have heard only one explanation and that is thatthe valuator  was told to make a low valuation  on account- of the fact that the  government was making a grant  of $50,000 to the farm for the  purchase of some horses from  Great Britain. If such was the  reason I presume the minister  must have stood over them with  a club and refused to sanction  the grant without a quid pro  quo. Hardly an elevating spectacle to contemplate. It seems  too deplorable to be true that  the Colony farm, of which we  hear such glowing accounts on  every hand, should be under the  club of the minister of agriculture and -obliged to comply with  his demands."  So it is that the public have  become aware of the true character of-the man .whom they had  honored for many years with  their trust. As was recently  stated by a well-known public  speaker, "Price Ellison made an  awful bull when he bought those  cows."    -  o     o     o     o     o  It is well known the province  over that ttie department of public works has for long been merely the driving force of the political machine; which Sir Richard  had in mind when he stated that  the main "thing was to get into  power and then to stay in power.  For Results Use���������  CHICK STARTER  CHICK FOOD  CHICK DEVELOPER  SCRATCH FOOD  SOLD BY LEADING DEALERS  AND BY  ALBERTA  PACIFIC   GRAIN COMPANY  LTD  ..   VANCOUVER,  B. C.  ,&$  "A. P. Standard"���������We stand back of every sack  Gault Brothers Limited  WHOLESALE <DRY GOODS  361 Water Street        Vancouver, B. C.  <|   Qaull Brothers for over 60 years have successfully;  maintained wholesale warehouses throughout Canada  ���������|  The Vancouver stock 's ine largest and best assorted  stock on the Coast, in some cases the best west of Toronto  ���������STAPLES  SMALLWARES  RIBBONS  Ready-to-Wear  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  House Furnmshincs  CARPETS  LINENS  DRESS GOODS  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED THE DA Y RECEIVED  Maekay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  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 Order*  Of the Hon. Thos. Taylor, the "benefit from the expenditure il  outspoken Conservative member  for Columbia has this to say: "I  have observed the tactics of the  public money voted for the district for roads and other works,  and making other threats of a  mild-mannered ministerof public similar nature. -   I have known  works, and have listened to him I of his stupid election  promises j  laying down   the   law  that he j and seen the maladministration  would see that no one who did land waste consequent upon hbjjSJ  not vote for the former member; endeavoring to carry them out  for Columbia would derive any i It is most incongruous that the^$j  Firebox linings-.withstand ������������������years of. use because made of McCIary Semi-Steel.   See a  &#5  ffait^e  You'll notice the linings are  made in nine pieces. There's  a good reason-ask the McCIary dealer.  "MADE IN CANADA."  m  W  si  Sold By All General. Merchants.  nor:  HOE  ������&p������S\ti  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICK  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  uver  every  S. S.      Chelohsin" Leaves   Vanco  Monday at 8 p.m.  Leaves Bella Coola Wednesday night.  S. S. "Coquitlam" will also sail  from Vancouver on  November 12, 26,   December 10, 24,   January 7, 21,  February 4, 18, carrying Gasoline and   Explosives by  special arrangement.  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  u,.F W * of *,re,Kh'-s. I'������rea and other information, apply t������  HhAD Officio, Carkau. St., Vancouver; or Gko. McGukcou.  agent,   1003 Govkhnmknt St., Victoria  HOE  ID ������ C  HOE vmSaturday, March 20,   / 915  BELLA   COOLA  COURIER  ���������IraS  *aJS,wo most inefficient members of  |4Br.he cabinet should hold positions  wBrohat have most to do with the  Expenditure of public money, and  should have such power for good  land evil placed in their hands."  Had this scathing denunciation  ome from a Liberal speaker the  Jonservatives   would   have  fol-  owed the   old-time   custom  of  ay ing; little  heed,   but coming  from  the  man   chosen   by  the  ionservatives of the district of  Columbia as the   most   honest,  apable, and, best fitted to rep-  esent them in the Legislature,  vhat have they to say?  the Weekly "Week"  In its efforts to befool the public in regard to the Agricultural  S\ct the.Victoria Week says: "It  .......  Will be a great satisfaction to all  Mterested in the agricultural in-  lustry-~and who is not?���������to see  ���������jch a beneficient act placed on  :he Statute Book." This is just  ftlie kind of. stuff that one has  :ome to expect from that journal.  TTHE two principal reasons  why   you   should   buy  "Shamrock" Hams, riacon,  Lard, etc., are:  FIRST���������  There is none better.  SECOND���������  They are the only  brands produced in  B. C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  Burns;  b  BUTTER  BACON  HAMS  LARD  EGGS  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and Provisioners  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  Why, may we ask, should anyone experience any sense of satisfaction at merely seeing this act  placed on the Statute Book. If  this act was to become operative  immediately it might be different.  mt  A few lines we specially  recommend  Duerrs���������  Jams and Jellies  Huntley & Palmers  ���������Biscuits  Griffen &Skelleys  famous gold and  silver bar-  Canned and dried  fruits ,:  LEESON, DIXIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B. C.  lb i  he- >���������  BRAID'S  Best  GEYtON  PACKED      BV '  WM. BRAID   ft CO.  TEA  IMPORTERS  VANCOUVER;  B. C.  *=  Order  that   pound  of BRAID'S BEST  Tea now. Packed  in handsome 1, 3,  and 5 lb. tins.  \\ ���������*������-'  *i  ofSguv  J. W. Peck & Co. Ltd.  Manufacturers of  CLOTHING, SHIRTS,  CAPS and OVERALLS  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  "\  Section 159 says: ' 'This act shall  come into force on such a day as  may be fixed by the Lieutenant-  Governor in Council or by Order  in Council," and exactly when  that time will be, we doubt much  if even The Week can tell.  In conclusion The Week remarks that, "Altogether the  Agricultural Commission is to  be congratulated on the successful issue of its labors, and the  Government on having the audacity and courage at this time  to put the Act on the Statute  Book." We suggest that as fat-  as the Commission is concerned  the time for congratulations will  be when the country begins to  get some return for the thousands of dollars expended on its  perambulations, and that time  is not yet. As to the Government, we agree that it required  audacity to put on the Statute  Book an act containing the  "joker" which is apparent in  clause 159.  The Week would apparently  try to deceive the public into  believing that some immediate  benefit will accrue from the placing of the act on the Statute  Book, but we venture to suggest  that the President and Editor,  for whom Sir Richard has shown  such a tender regard in having  him appointed to an un-named  commission for which he was  paid $4712. knows full well that  such cannot possibly be. ,  The Week is up to its old  tricks', for which a glance at the  public accounts will show how  well it has been paid. So recently revived from a state of debility from which only a generous  dose of the long green tonic could  restore it. The Week is making  a strenuous effort to pay its  doctor's bill.  O      O     -O      o       o  The Subsidized Press.  Speaking of the subsidized  press, the Prince Rupert News  cites the fact of the Journal of  that city having received the  handsome sum of $1,574.73 of the  taxpayers money money for advertising during the year 1914,  and seeks information as to what  this advertising was all about.  Probably the main object was to  bring Wm. Manson to the public  notice. For advertising the absolute uselessness of the same  gentleman as representative of  this district in the  Legislature  (Continued on page 4, column 3.)  SYrsJOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAI. MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ^ Manitoba, Saskatohkwan und Ai.hkrta,  the Yukon Tekisitoky, the Noktii-wkstTbkki-  TOKIKS and in a portion of the I'KOVINCK of  Ukitisii Coi.tiMiiiA, may bu leased fur a term of  twenty-one yearn at un annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,600 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for h lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Atfent or Sub-A*rent  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 nnsiiirveyed territory tlie tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of J5 which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are nor. available, but not otherwise.  i!A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable out-  Jput of the mine at the rate of .'five cents per ton.  i     'ihe person operating the mine shall furnish  Hhe Agent with sworn returns accounting for the  \iull quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  -the royalty thereon.    Jf the coal mining rights  are not beinK operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights  ���������only, but the lessee may lie permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  ' For full information application should be  made to the 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. U.���������Unauthorized  publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30690.'  g W ���������! ��������� llll ���������IM.IIIIIIIHHI..I 111. Ill >���������   I   ��������� HIM   III!   I  ���������II Wlllll II M ���������!!���������  BUSINESS CARDS  TheMason& Risch Piano  of to-day Will make plain our  privilege to stale with authority:  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE'"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  Geoffrey K. Uuknbtt   D. J. McGugan  C.K., B.C.U.S.. U.A.S.C.,  B.C.L.S.,  ASS. W. CAN. SOC. C.E.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. riurnett)  (Late Hill & Burnett)  CIVIL ENGINEERS and  B. C. LAND  SURVEYORS  Grand View Hotel, Belia Coola, B. C.  City address���������New Westminster, B.C.  I'. 0. Box 880. Telephone 232.  i  tfT Let us attend  your Victor Record  Ji  mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C:  ilfc  D1IICZD   c  J. A. LEROY PhoneSey. 9387 J- NATION  BUS  MEETS ALL" BOATSANP TRAINS  Hotel Winters  ���������   COR.  ABBOTT AND WATER  STREETS  VANCOUVER, B. C.  EUROPEAN   PLAN   Hot and COLD Water  Sl.OO TO  52.50      STEAM   HEATED  ROOMS WITH BATH  ^    -  Man m  o  < "  mi  )  o|  Fur Sales Agency  : 600 dealers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Soles 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.  O  VX/HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  V&7HAT person so independent?  ^XTHAT 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 cor.di-  -*��������� tion of affairs are obvious to anyone  who knows the Bella Coola Valley.  The land is fertile ::nd needs little or ro  irrigation. The climate is mild ar.d enjoyable ; long warm summers with sufficient  rainfall and mild winters make for excellent crops.  Large and small fruits, garden and field  crops are grown to the best advantage.  This fact was established at the Prince  Rupert exhibition last year when farm produce from Bella Coola Valley carried away  over twenty first prizes.  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.  JOE  ������ABY CHICKS, DUCKLINGS  & HATCH-  " insrs etrsrs: poultry and fruits form paying-  combination. Strawberry plants, 100. 70 cents:  1.U00. $5.00: Currants. 10 cents; Gooseberries, 16  cents; Raspberries. 5 cents; Rhubarb. 10 cents.  Fruit Trees. Perennial Flowers, Roses, Dahlies.  Fansies. etc. Carriage prepaid. Catnloprue free.  Chas. 1'rovan,  Lancley Fort, near Vancouver.  :$w  J  Once used   you will always use  Nabob  Can be obtained at all good  grocers.  45c  Full Pound Tin.  Is CLEAN, and  as   SIMPLE  as  "A.n.c."  Mistakes are  Impossible,  if you use  Tlu- Guaranteed "ONE DYE for ALL KINDS of  Gooils."   THY IT. ������nJ prove il for yourself 1  Send fur Tree Color Card, Story llooklet. urn! Booklet clvinsr. result! of Dyeing n*rr other cilors.  The JohnsonRichanUon Co.. Limit,.!,   - Montreal _  RAW FURS: W^  I pay the top market price at  all times for all kinds of fur.  Remit same day furs are  received. Will hold goods  seperate when requested to  do so. Write for Price List  etc., and ship to���������  J. C. AMES  Sedro-Woolley, Wash., U.S.A.  EZUlIf D]||CZD  U   '"  MM  MM  MM  MM  MM  MM  MM  ���������<    M  MM  <M  MM  H  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  Some people can draw conclu-  ! sions without ever brushing up  j against a fact.  758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.  <>������������������������������-<  >-e������aa<   moesx   )-enar><MBt������-<>  o-emm-i  hb>&(   mhbe������-<   j-aaB-o-orso-o  Patronize Home Industry  '���������V'."'  and Buy RAMS AYS'  Biscuits, Candy, Macaroni  New Orleans Molasses  Manilla Drips  Imperial Maple Syrup  Ramsay Bros. & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable  in Advance.  CANADA.  Onk Ykak $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Thrbe Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Ykak $1.00  I��������� ������������������������������������������������������MM���������i���������<������������������M���������ICWr-11 WW Ul������������iliWMOB������*������W ������l���������I    ������������������MB���������WWM���������MM���������  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 iodayr with amount of subscription enclosed   ti nrr r ~~" "**- ** ������������������*���������" ���������irj ���������-��������������������������� it��������� ��������� "rr"*" ������^mm^...- _Mi.^J������, M.M.^.MiMrMMi BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday,  March 20,  Jg^  EHI  non  D  oiner  ONE DOLLAR  FOR ONE YEAR  ??  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  ��������� DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������RANGE   III.  Take Notice that Harold. V. Morehouse, of Namu, B. C, occupation  mariner, intends to apply for permission  to lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at  the north-west corner of Lot 299 on  east coast of Aristazable Island, thence  west 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence north  80 chains to point of commencement,  containing 640 acres, more or less.  HAROLD V. MOREHOUSE.  Dated, January 15, 2915.    Feb. 13--Ap'l 10  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  The Courier is the only  newspaper: published on  the mainland coasl between Vancouver and  Prince Rijpert.  A distance of six hundred miles.  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������RANGE   III.  Take Notice that Thomas Hooper,  of Namu, B.C., occupation engineer,  intends to apply for permission to  lease the following described land:  ��������� Commencing at a post planted at  the north-east corner of Lot 299 on  the east coast of Aristazable Island,  thence west 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  south' following shore line to point of  commencement, containing 640 acres,  more or less.  THOMAS HOOPER.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V. MOREHOUSE, Ai?ent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  It will be to your interest to keep well informed regarding the  happenings throughout  the Northern section of  this Province���������  THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  ADVERTISERS-  Now is the- time to keep  your name before the  public. No manufacturer or wholesalehouse can  afford to let slip the opportunity iof increased  sales that public advertising brings.  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������RANGE   III.  Take Notice that Carl Lemberg, of  Namu, 13. C, occupation gas engineer,  intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted one  mile distant and in a northerly direction  from the north-east corner of Lot 299  on east coast of Aristazable Island,  thence west 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  south following shore line to point of  commencement," containing 640 acres,  more or less.  v CARL LEMBERG:  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V. MOREHOUSE, Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DEAL ESTATE booms in the  cities have come and gone.  People are beginning to flock to  the country. - The North-West  Coast of British Columbia offers  opportunities -' for all. Did not  know, is no excuse. Investors  should keep posted on developments by reading the ' 'Courier.''  ob Printing  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.   We will'do it right.  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������RANGE   m.  Take Notice that Fred Battison, of  Namu, B. C, occupation fireman, intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described'land:  Commencing at a post planted two  miles distant and in a northerly direction from the north-east corner of Lot  299 on east coast of Aristazable Island,  thence west 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  south following shore line to point of  commencement, containing 640 acres,  more or less..  FRED BATTISON.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V. MOREHOUSE. Agent.  THE SUBSIDIZED PRESS���������Contlnued  and bringing him before the  public in his true .light. For  showing up his consistent disregard for the interests of his constituency and standing out for  square and honest dealing,, the  Courier receiyed from the provincial treasury the huge sum of  $12.80. By seeking to improve  the conditions at Prince Rupert  and strenuously opposing the  ."machine," the Daily News  placed itself outside the pale of  the government's bounty and  therefore received nothing at all.  We may say that the Courier  is well satisfied with the recompense received, and we promise  to continue to advertise the actions and omissions of Mr. Man-  son and the government to which  he has so long rendered such  cringing homage.  o    o    o     o    o  The extravagance of the government of British Columbia,  during the last years in office,  has been beyond the conception  of most men. One example is  the engagement of R. H. Thomson, engineer, by Sir Richard  McBride to lay out Strathcona  Park on Vancouver Island at a  salary of $15,000 a year.  Any provincial surveyor could  do this work just as well, but  there must have been some particular reason for Sir Richard  going to Seattle for Mr! Thom  son. Was it for the reason that  our own surveyors could not do  this work, or' was the job too  difficult to be handled by our  suveyor-generaPs staff? Last  year, the Strathcona Park had  an appropriation of $100,000, and  out of this'sum $19,171.22 was  not spent. It cost the province  $15,000 to one man, to spend  $80,000.  Now that the province is broke  financially only $9,000 is available  for this park business during the  coming season, yet we have this  engineer on our hands at a salary  of $1250 per month.  What are ourgovernment.engin-  eers doing that they could  not  undertake this work?   We have  a public works engineer at a salary of $3360 per year; a chief  railway engineer with a salary of  $4360; a surveyor-general  who  draws $4,400 a year; with a large  staff of men  at their disposal,  yet the   government   went out  of the province for an engineer.  Well may we ask the question  could not one of these department heads look after this park  scheme and save  the  province  the    salary    of     the    most  expensive man in our provincial  service? -  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������RANGE   HI.  Take Notice that Joseph O'Connor,  of, Namu, B. C, occupation mariner,  intends to apply for permission to  lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted three  miles distant and in a northerly direction from the north-east corner of Lot  299 on east coast of Aristazable Island,  thence west 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  south following shore line to point of  commencement, containing 640 acres,  more or less.  JOSEPH O'CONNOR.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V. MOREHOUSE, Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OF   COAST���������RA3TGE   III. ���������  TaKe Notice that Oliver T. Kellog,  of Bella Coola, B. C occupation farmer,  intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  north-east corner on the south side of  Noeek River, opposite Lot 6, thence  west 40 chains, following -south shore  of Noeek River, thence south 60 chains  more or less, adjoining Tallio Indian  Reserve, thence east 40 chains, on north  boundary Indian Reserve, thence north  60 chains to point" of commencement,  containing 240 acres, more orless.  OLIVER T. KELLOG.  Date, February 15, 1915.  March 6~May 1  Fortune's frown, is sometimes  a blessing.  DUILD UP YOUR HOME  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.  DISTRICT   OP' COAST���������RAHGE   III.  Take Notice that Lewis Hooper, of  Namu. B. C, occupation mill foreman,  intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described land:  "Commencing at a post planted one  mile distant and in a westerly direction  from the north-east corner of Lot 299 on  east coast of Aristazable Island, thence  west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence south 80  chains to point of commencement,  containing 640 acres, more or less.  LEWIS HOOPER.  Dated, January 15, 1915.        *  H. V. MOREHOUSE. Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  Ogilvie's  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now  From  ALL GOOD GROCERS  ouner  DISTRICT   Or   COAST���������RANGE   III.  Take Notice that George Hooper,  of Vancouver, B.C., occupation teamster, intends to apply for permission  to lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted one  mile west and one mile north from the  north-east corner of Lot 299 on east  coastof Aristazable Island, thence west  80 chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence south 80  chains, to point of commencement,  containing 640 acres/more or less.  GEORGE HOOPER.  Dated, January 15, 19i5.  H. V. MOREHOUSE. Agent.  $1 a Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������RANGE   in.  Take Notice that Charles A. Battison, of Collingwood East, B. C, occupation teamster, intends to apply for  permission to lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted one  mile west and two miles north from the  north-east corner of Lot 299 on east  coastof Aristazable Island, thence west  80 chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,  to point of commencement, containing  640 acres, more or less.  CHARLES A. BATTISON.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V.  MOREHOUSE, A^cnt  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 1895.  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 Men's, 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     ������     ������  Tents���������Pack and Riding Saddles  Settlers, Prospedtors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing but the mosT: suitable articles are kept at prices that  invite competition.  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  HUGHES BROS.  BIG    LIQUOR   STORE  Wines, Liqueurs and Cigars  WE    SHIP    EVERYWHERE  Send for free price list with shipping- instructions.  105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B. C. g  Paints -  Oils  - Varnishes  -  Stains  Crockery and Glassware of all kinds  Patent Medicines of all descriptions  Best brands of Flour.     Feed and Grain of all sorts  kept on hand.    Prompt service  Best Goods���������Lowest Prices���������Largest Stock  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C.  .v&iJt'-jJstbi


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