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Array m  si  ,-  ^tiiiMiiniuj|^t}������������������MitiMifl^������iiuatt������j||iyumituiji^  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER REPORT FOR MAY  Compiled by Mr. C. H. Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 62.   Minimum, 38.  Highest Max. (30th) 76. Lowest Zrlin. (4th) 27  Rainfall; 1.54.  Rainfall for the year (1916) 40.89 inches.  VOL. 5���������NO. 28  BELLA COOCA, B. C, SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1917.  Jy^vi������'  $1.00 a Year  War News for the Week  Wednesday: Paris.-Suddenly assuming.offensive over a.wide  front nortwestof Hurteboise, French troops last night captured  front line of Gorman trenches and completely attained their objectives; Huns lose heavily, over three hundred prisoners captured.   Americans, French and British working in co-operation  ��������� to restore France as Huns fall back, already four thousand acres  been sown to grass and grain.   Thirty large tractors getting soil  ' in shape. Unexploded shells in ground makes plowing dangerous.  London.-Germans been compelled since Messines victory of Allies to keep large forces constantly mobilized to withstand count  less surprise attacks, recent activities in this section leads to the  conviction that son ithingr approaching, a decisive battle can be  expected here soon., Vessels1 now, carrying mine sweepers, new  device expected to afford protection for: merchant ships in the war  zones. Official list of the casualties in, the raid on east London  June 13, dead 157, injured 433. Capt. Bridgeburgwho commanded.the German squadron has been decorated, by the Kaiser.  Thursday:" London.--Throughout day Gen.'Haig continued his  tactics the whole length of. British, front of harrassing the enemy  .everywhere.    Every day threatens. Lens more, every day sees  - local battles and retirements by the enemy. Ten units of American woodsmen.turn various forests,of United Kingdotn.intolumber..  Reprisals are not approved, British cannot lower themselves  ��������� to level of German,murderers, military strategy to be trie'd first.  King Alfonzo may be next king "to be deposed. Revolutionary  movement assumes large proportions in Spain. Times again calls'  on government to make known all shipping losses, silence and  composure will not defeat subs. American' sailing ship Galena,  1048 tons/sunk,' crewsaved.. Norwegian steamers King Haakon,  2231 tons, and Maggie,'1188 'tonC's^  the crews being saved..   Report of commission on the Kut-El-Am-  ara disaster puts the blame on Sir John Nixon. '    .  Paris.--So thoroughly complete was the French victory yesterday in Hurteboise sector, that the Germans did-not attempt to  .counterattack.        -'        ���������_      " c���������.  Petrograd, June 28.���������All-Russian congress of workmen and  soldiers^called off its burmal session tp'dayV Disturbances among  Petrograd workmen averted by appealsfrom scores of, committees.  Russians suspicious of returning three thousand Finns.who fought  with Garmans, canill afford.release of fighters', hence misgivings.  New Yo'rk.��������� Alan R. Hawley, president ,of Aero club, recommended to American government the building of twenty thousand  battle planes and training five thousand American aviators for  Rissian front. "Russia fighting blind," greatest practical service  we'ean render the country is eyes for her army-and artillery.  Washington.-American troops arrived safely in France yesterday, no figures given.   Defense council fixes price of coal.  Friday: Athens.--Venizelos heads Greek cabinet, will be pre-  mier.and minister of war.  Paris.--Germans last night attacked the salient at Wattweiler,  northwest of Thann, the attack was repulsed with loss to enemy.  Violent artillery engagements succeeded infantry fighting in Hur-'  teboise and Cornillet sectors.  Paris flooded with American  naval officers and blue jackets  today from the ships which accompanied the American, expeditionary army on its voyage to  France. President Shultzees of  ���������Switzerland, says Swiss neutrality must be preserved.      : '  London.-Canadian' troops occupied the town of Eleu-Dit-Lea-  vette, half-mile south of Lens.  This is the nearest British have  come to the city of Lens, which  is now practically encircled on  three sides. Twenty-one vessels  of more than sixteen hundred  tons and seven smaller craft were  sunk last week. ���������  Petrograd.���������Siberian ex-con-,  vict hero of Russian force's.. in  woody Carpathians he led attack  on German blindgage, slew two  Germans as he went over and inspired army to fresh attacks.  For his gallantry he has been  given a commission arid o.fferejd'  choice of two regiments.' -More  than 3500 German prisoners and  one hundred officers have escaped  from various parts of Russia into Finland last month. Finns  giving little help to retake them.  Sailing of Camosun  May Be Affected  Vancouver, June 28���������Coasting  fleet involved in a strike. C. P.  R. deck hands, firemen, oilers and  passers quit work. , The trouble  is expected to spread to the G.  T. P. and Union Steamship Co.'s  steamers, the strike will tie up  altogether 35 steamers and affect  500 men.. Tie up of northern  service will seriously handicap  the industries there.  Deckhands of Union  Boats Join Strikers  Vancouver, June 29.���������Strike  of deckhands, firemen, oilers and  coal passers presents no new  situation today.. On the arrival  of the steamers Camosun, Cheek  amiis arid Cowichah, deckhands  immediately quit work.  Ottawa, June 28.��������� Five Liberals.and one French-Canadian to  speak on Conscription Bill this  afternoon. Dr. Clark, Libera),  says this is war to,end.war, cuts  all party ties and. is outspoken  for conscription, severly criticizes referendum proposals of Liberal leader.  Regina, Jurie 28.���������Martin government overwhelmingly endorsed, by electorate of Saskatchewan yesterday. Conservatives  have but six seats on incomplete  returns,! standing of parties up  to present, Liberals 49 Conservatives 6. ���������       ' -  Norway Stands Appalled:  Christiania, June 28.���������Discovery of a German plot to destroy  Norwegian-steamers by explor  sion unearthed last week, .has  appalled the whole nation."  -  Providence,-June 28;���������U.-. S.  government in possession of information that German U boats  again' this side of the Atlantic.  Have , established . base some-  wheresouth.side of Cuba,,warships conducting a search.  Ottawa, June 29���������French-Canadian soldiers ask that conscription be enforced on able bodied  men." Sixty.majbrity'on conscription.. Predicted second reading  of the bill will carry easily. Over  40 of a majority against referendum, only five riiembers west  of the great lakes oppose bill.  American Troops Ready  Washington, June 29.���������Somewhere in France are thousands  of American fighters. encamped  today arid are. ready to take their  places in the trenches beside the  seasoned campaigners of Allies.  The forces will be a net gain to  Allies;.as the men- will be fed,  clothed, armed and equipped by  the United "States. fl Sufficient  supply.for many months already  stored at the encampment.  " t'Amste'rdafrirJune 29��������� Several  priests ;of the entourage of Cardinal Mercieri primate of Belgium,' arrested recently and imprisoned in Germany. Twenty  others imprisoned in Belgium,  among these is Cardinal Merci-  e'rs'.s private secretary'who has  been sentenced to one year, in  Jottings of Bella Coola an<rF}Mmt  Berlin, June 28. -Democratic' Pri������|i> for preaching on Christian  opinions gaining ground.  News- chanty. '   papers hitherto   strongly Conservative, are urging reforms.  Geneva, June 28���������Admiral von'  Tirpitz very ill, suffering from  diabetes.  Gothenburg, Sweden, June 28.  -Several killed in hunger riots,  machine-guns and bayonets used  on mob at Stetin.  Christiania, June 29���������Norway  is awakeningrstrict surveillance  to be kept on all foreigners.  'Athens, June'28-  be premier.  Copenhagen, June 29.���������Huns  fearful of Russian offensive.  Austrian divisions are hurriedly  rushed-from Italian front.  i    Rome,  June 29.��������� Change in  '.���������: : 'prime minister openly discussed.  -Venizelos to Country hesitating over sugges-  ted^changes.  As usual at this time of the  year a great many of the interior  tribe of Indians are here in search  for work, also making it a time  to take holiday after a hard winter's work of trapping and hunting. In former years they.were  in the habit of bringing their  catch of fur'out to the coast, but  now fur buyers travel the country collecting the fur and very  little is left for the coast merchant-to gather up. However, a  certain amount is brought out  and traded away for food and  clothing.' One of the things that  Poor Loo of the _woods ..cannot  understand is the, present high  cost of living. His brethren on  the coast views the problem along  the line's of the whiteman, taking  it as a matter of course The  tribesmen now here will be employed at the local salmon canning plants, some as fishermen  and'others for inside help.  H. M: Burrit, travelling salesman for the well known Vancouver/wholesale dry goods firm-of  Maekay, Smith,- Blair & Co. Ltd.,  was in town during the week.  Mr. Burrit informed' the 'Courier  that he finds business very good  all over his territory, the demand  for nearly all classes of goods being greater than the supply.  Since the beginning of the year,  observed the commercial  man,  o  there are noticeable increased  activities in the development of  natural resources, especially in  mining and fishing, and these  call for increased, supplies of all  kinds. . ���������.  D. Robinson, of the Ames,  Holden, McCready Co., wholesale shoe manufacturers, spent  the week in town. Business is  also very good in his line.  P. Gadsden-is up from the logging camp at Nootum Bay arid  will return after a week at. home  accompanied by Mrs. Gadsden  and their children. ',  . ��������� The power boat Polhei'm, in  charge of Capt. F. J. Herstad.  came up .last week and is now  engaged for the season at the  Tallio Fisheries cannery herei  swkxks   oJS s.s. $ojs*rjmr.  Leaving the sinking Son'1 ay.   First and exclusive photo of the sinking of the French liner in  -     ��������� the Mediterranean by a German submarine, April 10.  Pte. Alfred Oveson in-a letter  to his parents says quite a number of Bella Coola. boys met at  Vimy Ridge. Among others  mentioned were B. C. Keeping  and Guy Mackenzie, two former  residents here.  The public schools of the valley  closed with the usual exercises  yesterday. Three of the teachers, Miss K. Hallowes. Miss B.-  Balkwell, ' and Chas. Cameron  leave for the south on the next  steamer.  Through the courtesy of Mr.  Grant we print extracts of a letter received by him from his son  Fred. In the capture of the now  famous Vimy Ridge, Fred's battalion was in the first wave over  the crest, gained, their objective  and held on for two days before  relief came. Itwasordealnever  to be forgotten, .the artillery  power was tremendous,, truly  magnificent, but awful when one  contemplates-the destruction to  human life. Fred arid his chums  asked some German prisoners  how they liked the British artillery fire and their- answer was:  ."Non bon; too much bu'mpity  bump."    Fred's company cap-  i to , '  tured   three   machine   guns of.  which his plaLoon were -responsible for two.    As evidence, of a  complete victory and the hasty  rcti'rtment of Mr.'Fritz, Fred's,  parents are.the recipients of several souvenirs including acpair ,.  of officers field glasses in perfect  condition, minus the case, .with  a little trench ,mud sticking to  them. . Officer's revolver of 1916  model, with two clips containing  when loaded five carlridgcseach.  Nothing could," be more up-to-  date than this weapon; almost,  without bolt or screw, it comes-  apart mechanically arid is self-  adjusting.in most respects;   Of-'  fleer's tassel, evidently belonging to a captain.     Dagger in  sheath,   unsharpened   and  un- ,  used.    Hun  gas mask, a fear-  t  some looking thing, but a very  interesting memento of German  "kulture." ��������� ������������������    :  , That Fred is holding his own  in spite of the trying times he,  has gone through the following  proves. He was reccommended  for garrison, .duty behind the  lines, but when the inspection  came off he was told that he  looked far more fit than the new  arrivals and "had better stay  where he was.  In the air we have nothing to  fear, Fred writes, as our airmen  have things 'well in hand arid  much their own way, at least in  the immediate western front.  Meeting of the Bella Coola  boys Fred says, is one of the  great pleasures experienced at  the front,' lately he was greatly  rejoiced to come across some of  them, among whom were Randolph Saugstad and Alfred Oveson. Remarking on the war,  Fred sizes up things which likely express the feelings of 99 per  cent of our boys overseas, viz:  "I have seen enough of war  and the world to last me a lifetime! My one anibition'is to get  back to Bella Coola arid home,  and as soon as ever I can.    I  Mrs. Rewards is down from , think I can be quite happy there  Atnarko for a visit and will spend doing my day's work, leaving the  a couple of weeks in town, she'rest of what I have seen behind  is staying with Mrs. Charleton. .me." /  4  BELLA COOLA COURIER  Saturday, June SO,   /':  The Courier^  Published Weekly at Beixa Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1 Year .: $1.00  6 Month*      0.75  3 Months    0.50  United Statei  1  Year $1.50  United Kingdom  1 Year $100  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,  .. -    '    Office.  Ari'LY at  To CoRnESFONDENTS��������� While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name and addres3 of every writer of such letters  must be given to the editor.  The Editor reserves the riffht to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  riBfc.  ���������������������>ahta pupult suurrma mi Irx."  SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1917.  The Government's Chance.  The minister of labor stated in  the Dominion House last week  that the coal mines in British  Columbia and Alberta, now lying  ide through the miners going on  strike, will soon be in operation  again. This is good news, but  more so if the government intends to take over the mines and  operate them on a basis of production for use and not for profit;  the miner getting a fair return  for his labor. Then the consumer wilf benefit and not be taxed  so heavily to make big dividends  for private owners of what rightfully belongs to the nation.  Gov  re-  the Germans announced that  they had sent French and British  prisoners to the battle line where  they would be exposed to the artillery fire of their own armies.  .In our opinion and we think all  right thinking persons will agree  that the acts of reprisal should  take the form of bombing German works, such as Krupp's at  Essen, and military centers,  leaving unfortified towns alone;  and when this war is over ������,������]  victory is ours,-hold the German  oflicia!s"to a strict account for  the murder of all innocents, and  make them pay the penalty with  their lives. If Germany considers frightfulness in warfare  as evidence of culture and the  will-to-war there is little hope of  converting her by being decent  in return we admit, but we must  be decent because it is the right  way.  Much has been said of Allied  supremacy in the air on the battle  line, but something seems to be  lacking in England's defense of  her cities from aerial attacks.  Of course the difficulties are  very great and there are immense  advantages on the side of the attackers. Take the case of the  recent raid on London, the German machines flew at a very  great'height, in murky weather,  and dropped their bombs while  speeding homeward at a very  fast rate. Some of the latest  planes are capable of a speed of  over 100 miles an hour, so that a  : machine dropping a bomb would  ; be miles away from the scene of  : its explosion within a short time  land as it inclines to make a premier absorb too much imperialism. Quite right. And if the  public only had their way they  would compel a few',-of the Conservative grafters to take .a trip  to Europe, say to the firing line.  ernment control of natural  ,,   ,.   .    .     . .,      ���������before the people among whom  sources would eliminate strikes    .       ���������  if the producer and consumers  interests are the only ones to be,  considered,. and not dividends.;  Under present conditions especially it should be imperative,  ers have added greatly to their  the missle had dropped had re  covered from the shock. By the  simple device of dropping bombs  on the return journey, with a  flying start as it were, theattack-  for the government to'fake over,  the coal mines of the 'Dominion  and operate them on the basis of  L  national service.     It is stated i  that even if the mines through-,  out Canada are organized under!  national service there would still j  be a coal shortage.   The supply  of anthracite coal from Pennsyl-!  vania to Canada may be cut down  very seriously because  of the  lack of railway equipment.  It .would be commendable on  the government's part if it, without delay, boosted conscription  by taking over the coal mines.  If we are to be conscripted for  the preservation of, our country  it is only right and just that the  natural resources of the country  should be the first conscripted.  0       0      0       0      0  Right or Wrong?  According to press despatches  Great Britain is making elaborate preparations for reprisals oh  the Huns for their slaughter of  innocents.    But is it justifiable  to try and outdo the enemy in  deliberate murder by returning  the German air raids and taking  the lives of innocent women and;  children?   Many, no doubt, will  say it is right to avenge the death  of helpless persons, such as suffered in the .last big air raid on  London.   A  short time ago, .it  will be rememembered, the Brit-'  ish paid back in similar coin the  air raids by a massed attack on  Friburg.   At once there was an1  outcry in Britain, revealing an  undercurrent of antagonism to  the idea of attempting to beat  the enemy at German "kulture."  Following the raid on Friburg,  safety. In the London raid the  home fleet took up thp pursuit  after the bombs had dropped. Of  'course, such a pursuit is almost  hopeless, even with superior air  craft. In the future, perhaps,  the upper regions will be constantly patrolled by a defense  flotilla of planes.  o    o    o     o    o  What Is Needed.  If some Conservatives had their  way'they would keep the Dominion premier from visiting Eng-  Why By Proclamation?  Is there any connection between the significant statement  of the prime minister in his address introducing the conscription measure that the provisions  of the bill would not become law  except by proclamation, and the  fact that the measure provides  only for the conscription of man  power, while leaving the profiteers free to carry on in their  particular fashion?  The proclamation feature of  the measure looks suspiciously  like an admission of weakness-  it seems to mark the limit of the  government's determination to  reach out for the manhood of  Canada alone. For, if all the  prime minister stated regarding  the need of men be true, the intervention of a proclamation involves an encumbering of the  machinery as futile as it, is useless. If the government is not  merely pretending to introduce  compulsory military service what  reason exists for a proclamation  once the measure is passed .and  on the statute books? Why suspend a newly made law to fit an  emergency?  The two facts appear to be related in that the government has  no intention of introducing conscription, or, rather of enforcing  it, except as a last resort, and  when compelled to do vso. In  fact, it would seem that if another way should present itself  the administration would shelve  conscription in an hour.  It would seem that the admin  ireat  REMINGTON)  UMC   i  When you start to be critical���������there's nowhere to stop short of Remington UMC. In .22  Rifles choose either a Remington UMC Single  Shot model, a slide-action Repeater (16 shots)  or the wonderful Autoloader (16 shots)  and you get an arm built with  100 years  experience  and care.,  of  i35->-  .St:  >������>������,  $88SS?5fc  "������������������00,1  L%  ���������s&m  ! In .22,metallica we put our best' -workmanship and  apply the same stringent.tests a3 with our high-power  cartridges. Whether ,'22 Short, .22 Long or .22 Long Rifle  choose Remington UMC and make sure of results. Get a  box to-day. 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The Conservative member for  North Simcoe said in part:  "I have no desire to enter into  any lengthy discussion of the  position of those gallant men  who are fighting at the front,  but I wish to say that I feel that  this House is behind them at the  present moment and that the  people of������ this country are behind them. The Canadians' at  the front have had anxious moments. They have covered themselves with' glory because, let  me inform you, the battle of  Vim������ Ridge- was a far greater  battle, to my mind, and more decisive in the history of-the world  than the battle of Waterloo.  "These men have covered  themselves with glory; they have  been decimated again and again,  and it is necessary that we in  Canada , should keep up their  strength. I have always been a  believer in a system of conscription. The old Militia Act provided _for a system of conscription. The-right hon. leader of  the Opposition in 1904 inserted a  clause in the Militia Act which  enabled the soldiers to'be sent  abroad for the defence of Canada as well as for service at home.  Section" 69 of the Militia Act of  1902 was amended so that it now  reads:  The Governor in Council may  place the militia, or_ any part  thereof, on active service anywhere in Canada���������  and these are the words added  in-1904:  ���������and also beyond Canada, for  the defence thereof-, at any time  when it appears advisable to do  so by reason of emergency.  "That means that the Governor General in Council at'any'mo-  ment when there is a war or invasion can declare that there is  an emergency and call for a levy  Maekay Smith, Biair & 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*  en masse of all the manhood of  this country capable of bearing  arms. That clause was put there  because at the time of the South  African war it was found "that  the Act did not permit a man to  be called out1 under the Militia  Act and sent to fight in .South  Africa. When the present war  broke out, Canada was the only  country in the Empire that had  a conscription law on the statute  book. I have read the. clause,.  and if it is anything else"than  conscription I do not know what'  the English language means."  HERE ARE SCIENTIFIC  FOOD FACTS  At Normal Prices���������  Ten cents worth of wheat flour contains 5440 units of energy.  Ten cents worth of'beef contains 410 units,of energy.'  Ten cents worth of eggs contains 385 units of energy.  Ten cents worth of fresh fish contains 245 units of energy.  A pound of meat costing 25 cents contains LESS energy  than a pound of flour costing 4 to 6 cents. '  And when the flour is  our  the difference is still more in its favor because of its extra  strength���������produce.')'more loaves to the sack.  Here's the "high cost of living" problem solved.   .  Think it over���������then ask your dealer  for Royal Standard.  ^r  f  - BEtST  yiROYAL STAMMRD 4\  ^j^StefflMPM^^ ||Wir. -������������aa$ffi^  Look for the  CIRCLE "V"'  Trade Mark  ON   EVERY   SACK  704  Compare���������-price for price���������  GREAT   WEST  TEA  with the tea you are now using.  It's Better.    -  LEESON, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B. C  ' - ���������.^������������������"���������'���������''���������'V  30E  HOE  &  S. M. NEWTON  ��������������������������� ���������..at; , ,  .-': ..-.'���������'    ���������,.'������������������  The "-Prince. Rupert ��������� Empire  man, who is a candidate for-the  House of Commons for this Riding.':'."  While others stand for- what  will benefit their party,"he stands  for. what will benefit these Jis;:  tricts. ���������..'': "���������.>���������������������������  ^}|c  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S. S.      CamOSUIl      Leaves Vancouver every  Thursday at 11  p. m.     (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Sundays a. m.  S. S. "Coquitlam" sails from'Vancouver fortnightly, carrying Gasoline and Explosives, will call  at Bella Coola by arrangement.  For rates of Freights, Fares and other information, apply to  Head Office, Carrall St., Vancouver; or Geo. McGregor,  agent, 1003 Government St., Victoria.  m  Sap  m  |S?3������  hoc  hoe  w  Advertise your Wants in the Courier  ft* ������V%������������tVL_. o  !L>  /"���������  Saturday; June 30,  1917  BELLA COOLA COURIER  Wislt?Z Good Photographs  for reproduction of any of our TREES, etc., growing in the  Province, we offer the following prizes for good prints, any  size, all prints to become our property whether winners or not.  Prints to reach us at any time before October 1st, 1917, but  priority of receipt will count in competitors' favor, and w"e are  open to receive pictures right away. No limit to number of  prints each competitor can send.  Fircf- Vr\ifr ^ 00 wortn ������f our best grade of nursery  nisi iii/.c <|>af.uu stock, customer's selection, for spring  1918 delivery, delivered free at your, nearest station.. Also two,  prizes of $2.50 each in trees, etc. Name and addressNof sender  to be written lightly on back of prints.  Those who will be in the market for Trees, etc., for Spring 1918 should  write us NOW. This.is very important. Our General and Rose Catalogs  and Price List are at your service. Orders placed in the Summer get the  best attention and the customer is sure to get just what he orders.  We can always find room for a good'salesman to work in practically  any part of the province. <  The British Columbia Nurseries Co., Ltd.  1493 SEVENTH AVENUE WEST       -   -      VANCOUVER, B. C.  Province of British Columbia.  DEPARTMENT OF LANDS.  The Great Anti-Socialist.  Recruits! Before the altar and  the servant of God you have  given me the oath of allegiance.  You are too11 young to know the  full meaning of what you have  said, but your first'care must be  to obey implicitly all orders and  directions. You have sworn fidelity to me, you are the children of my guard, you, are my  soldiers, you have surrendered  yourselves to me body and soul.  Only one enemy can exist for  you���������my enemy. With the present Socialist machinations, it  may happen "that I shall order  you to shoot your own relatives,'  your brothers, or even your own  parents���������which God forbid���������and  then you are bound in duty implicitly to obey my "orders. . . .  ���������The Kaiser, (speech delivered  )Vl891.)  Of Course They Are.  Our ministers quote "the Lord  giveth and the Lord taketh  away." He does nothing of the  kind according to a Dr. Hastings  who says, "We medical men are  largely responsible;'f6r the death  rate, and it is time that the Canadian Medical Association took  drastic action in order to safeguard, public health.''��������� Press  despatch.  O       O       O       O       0  We hope that the next revised  version will take note. , We may  then expect the solemn words:  "The C. M. A. giveth and the  C. M. A. taketh away. Blessed  be the name of the C. M. A."  o    o    o    o    o  Gradually the human mind is  being relieved from error.���������Ed.  NOTICE.  Re Overdue Payments on Applications to Purchase Crown Lands  in British Columbia.  NOTICE is hereby given that, under  the provisions  of the  "Soldiers'  Repeal   Act,"   any  a^plv  under the  not  Homestead   .Vt,  person who did  "Soldiers' Homestead Act, i31C," ������o  complete his application to purchase,  either by payment in full or by the  selection of a proportionate allotment,  may, by proving his interest and paying up in full the balance of the purchase price and taxes before the 81st  December, 1917, obtain a Crown grapt  if proof satisfactory to the Minister of  Lands is furnished that such person is  suffering injury through absence of  notice or otherwise.  And further that the interest in uncompleted applications to purchase held  by any person on Active Service may  be protected by notification to the  Lands Department of the fact that  such person is on Active Service and by  the filing of proof of the interest of  such person.  Further information will be furnished on request to the Deputy Minister  of Lands, Victoria, B. C.  Publication of this notice without  authority will not be paid, for.     ,je!4  The man with a reputation as  a grafter continues to be overlooked when it comes to hartding  out royal favors.���������Ex.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ^ Manitoba.. Saskatchewan and Albekta.  the Yukon Territory, the North-west Territories and in a portion of the Province of  British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of %1 an  cere. Not more than 2,cCU acres will be leased  to one applicant. >  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-Agent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  ~ In surveyed territory the land must be de-  ^scribed by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in WC������M \ eyed territory the tract applied for fchail l*e a���������ifri out by the sd.tMbov.  himself. -    .     , . __     /     '",'"  . Each application must be acctJnpasiirf fa! ���������>  fee of $5 which will be refunded if the ritfl.ii  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  are not being operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a yeur.  The lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre, ���������  For full information application should be  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. COKV.  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B.���������Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30690.  Thelvlason <������r riisch Piano  of to-day will make plain our  privilege to slate with authority:  "NO FINER  PIANO MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS    ���������  fi  if  r;  i'l  Hi  tfjT Let us attend your Victor Record  J mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.       Write for Catalogue  ������Mason & Risch Ltd.  The world is looking for the  man who can do something, not  for the man who can "explain"  why he didn't do it.  VANCOUVEB LAND DISTRICT  BUSINESS CARDS  PACIFIC MILK  Will go farther than any  other canned milk sold  in this market.  YOU'LL LIKE PACIFIC"  FCV3E  PRODUCTS CO., LTD., Manufacturers  Office: 322 DRAKE STREET, VANCOUVER, B.C.  Watch Repairs  Send your watch to us for guaranteed repairs at lowest prices.  A price given before proceeding with work. If not satisfactory, watch will be returned free  of expense.  O. B. ALLAN  Diamond Merchant���������Optician ���������-  Granville and Pender,Vancouver,B.C.  DISTBICT   OF   COAST���������BANOE   III.  Take Notice that Oliver Handy, of  Chezacut, B. C, occupation farmer, intends to apply for permission uto lease  the following described lands: .  Commencing at a post planted 120  chains west and 60 chains south of Mile  Post 33, 124th Meridian, thence north  twenty chains, thence east forty chains,  thence south twenty chains, thence west  forty chains to point of commencement.  OLIVER HANDY.  Dated May 25, 1917.   '      June 23--Aug. 18  FARM LANDS  Oregon, & California Railroad Co.  Grant Lands.���������Title to same revested in United States by Act of Congress dated June'9, 1916. Two million three hundred thousand acres to be  opened for homesteads and sale. Timber and agricultural lands. Containing some of the Best land left in the  United States. Now is the opportune  time.    Large map showing lands by  ' sections and description of soil, climate, rainfall, elevations, etc. Postpaid One Dollar.  Grant Lands Locating Co., Box 610,  Portland, Oregon.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRIC1  DISTBICT   OV   COAST���������BANOE   III.  Take Notice that Gilbert Axford, of  Chezacut, B.C, occupation faimer, intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted twenty  chains north of the northwest torner of  Lot 1077, Range 3, Coast 1 istrict,  thence north twenty chains, thence  east twenty chains, thencelouth twenty  chains, thence west twenty clains to  point of commencement. "  GILBERT AXFORD.  Dated, May 19, 1917.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  Wear the "Dayfoot"  Solid Leather  Shoe  MADE: FOR B. C. WEATHER  G. B. DAYFOOT and Co'y  Georgetown, Ont. and  303 Mercantile Building  Vancouver, B. C.  NABOB COFFEE  (������LH  nor  Fur Sales Agency  600 dealers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken "advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years.  Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20  of the biggest fur buyers in the world  bid on' your fur instead of one individual house assures the highest market  price always.  We hold sales monthly, but will advance 76 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.  '    IOL- >l  0  DISTBICT   OF   COAST���������BANOE   III.  TAtfE Notice that Gilbert Axford, of  Chezacut, B. C, occupation farmer, intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described lands:  Commencing at,a post planted forty  chains east and forty chains south from  the southeast corner of Lot 1077, Range  3, Coast District, thence east twenty  chains, thence south twenty chains,  thence west twenty chains, thence  north twenty chains to point of commencement.  GILBERT AXFORD.  Dated, May 19, 1917.  \  June 23-Aug. 18  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  The first can tells its own  story.    It is full of convincing proof that NABOB  Coffee is the best coffee  procurable.  Kelly, Douglas & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  Comfort and luxury assured at a  minimum cost. Many Prince Rupert testimonials prove its worth  Have You Got $20?  If not your credit is good  Harry Hanson  Special Water Heater  (Patented in Canada)  Installed in your kitchen range  will give you all the hot water  , you can use within thirty minutes  after fire is started. 121 now in  use in Prince Rupert and every  user,a booster. - You don't know  hot water comforts till you have  seen these results. $20.00 is the  Cost. Absolutely no charge unless satisfactory.  A bath supply within twenty minutes  after fire is started and then a new sup-  pi}) every twenty minutes thereafter. -  Wall radiators can also be run from -  your hot  water boiler and other rooms  heated Kith no extra cost for fuel.  The Result Will Surprise You'-  Investigate!  Harry Hanson "HKJ2SK?1*  P. O. Box 395  139 2nd Ave., Prince Rupert, B.C.  DISTBICT   Of   COAST���������BANOE   III.  Take Notice that Earl Neece, of  Alexis Creek. B.C., occupation farmer,  intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted about  one mile distant and in a westerly direction from Mile Post 42, 124th Meridian,  thence north twenty chains, thence  west twenty chains, thence south twenty  chains, thence east twenty chains to  point of commencements  EARL NEECE.  Dated,' March 17, 1917.  VANCOUVEE LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   Or   COAST���������BANOE   in.  Take Notice that Earl Neece, of  Alexis Creek, B.C., occupation farmer,  intends to apply for permission to  lease the following described land:  Commencing at a po'st planted about  two miles distant and in a westerly  direction from the 43rd Mile Post, 124th'  meridian, thence south twenty chains,  thence west twenty chains, thence  north twenty chains, thence east twenty  chains to point of commencement.  ' EARL NEECE.  Dated, March 17, 1917.  J'ne 2-July 28.  <738J?RANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER,-, B. C.  -������_ __���������.-..���������_.- _    __; ....    VJ8L7"HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer? ,  IX7HAT person so independent?  f , * ,  1I7HAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of the necessaries' f  of life?  Bella Coola  farmers are independent',  they are strangers to hard times.  >".-:' -,"i*t������''liit?"J-i.,'ir,,.i:->.,(>.,vl"1'' -   ;"'-.- .,*���������!���������������  View of a ranch in Bella Coola Valley.'  HTHE REASONS for this enviable condi-  ' ���������*���������   tion of _affaire  are   obvious to1 anyone ���������:  ��������� who knows the Bella'Coola Valley.   '        .. - .  The land is fertile and needs little br.no  irrigation.     The climate is mild and enjoyable ;  long warm summers with  sufficient'  rainfall and  mild winters make, for exc:el:  lent 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.  SUBSCRIPTION  RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  . \     Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  -������������������-  CANADA.    -���������  ���������-'One-Yeak $1.00  Six Months  0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $1.00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C; ,  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name   P. 0   Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed  .-.���������������������������������������������������������������.������������������ ��������� ���������   ���������        .       ;;������������������:���������  ������< i  ^  *������*?   ...   ...  BELLA COOLA COURIER  .-* "������K-  5j     j i^Jfc-  "Saturday; June ffl, l9f.  m m  30E  ubscnbe  0 M  ONE DOLLAR  FOR QNTTEAR  The Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coast between Vancouver and  Prince Rupert.  A distance of six hundred miles.  // will be to your interest to .fceep welljri-  formed 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-Whqlesalehbuse can  afford to let slip the opportunity of " increased  sales that public advertising brings.  DEAL ESTATE booms in the  "    . '    ' cities have come and gone.  " 1   People are beginning to flock to  \ ���������    :���������''''��������� the country."   The North-West  Coast of British Columbia offers  ' opportunities for all.    Did not  '   '    * . .      kno\v^,i.s.,no-'-excuse.    Investors  'IV'l.^x-Oj^a^Vdlceep posted on develop-  ^ffe^>l '.'ments by reading the "Courier."  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.  We will do it right.  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.  Portulaca.  Now that.the hot summer days  are near at hand I am reminded  of a debt I owe to a bright little  flower,'whose cheerful preser.ce  and gay, inviting colors have  done much to brighten each day  of labor for the writer as they  come and go during the summer  months.  1 wish I were gifted with a  more facile pen so as to do justice to this cheery little optimist,  this Salamader^ainbng flowers,  which lowes the sunny side of  everything and has no use whatever for cloud, rain, or low temperature; and what is more to the  purpose, has the ability to transmit to the passerby' the same  glad feeling it possesses. 'It  gaily challenges anyone to walk  past a bed of it in full bloom  without acknowledging silently  or openly the mysterious fascination of its-intense coloring and  attractiveness. It belongs.to  the class which has the power to  speak in-the language of flowers  to the human heart, and appeals  di rectly to the eye to be thejtrans-  mitter of the message it has to  convey, asking only that the observer believes that God made  the flowers for our edification  and as a manifestation of, His  love for us. The wonder is, why  is this gem' so little known and  so little grown? When, a"bed of  it.in full bloom will attract attention from a distance of one  hundred yards or more and demand the admiration it so justly  deserves. I am glad that I can  first-hand evidence. that it can  be easily and'successfully grown  in the Bella Coola Valley. Here  is the writer's experience:'  A plot about 5 x 20 feet, 'almost  pure white sand, was, sown four  years ago broadcast about June  1st, with Peter ��������� Henderson &  Co.'s mixture of twelve separate  colors, in a short time the plot  was covered with hundreds of  plants which bloomed in August  and September.   Every, Spring  Your Range Should Have  ���������a dependable oven, a good warming  closet, a durable and ample-sized  firebox, easy-working grates, simple ,  , draft control and a finish that requires  but little attention to keep clean. AIL  these and many other desirable features will be found iii  .      MXIaiyS  KOOTENAY RANGE  LONDON'     TORONTO     MONTREAL     WINNIPEG      VANCOUVER  ST. JOHN, N.B      HAMILTON      CALGARY 13  SASKATOON      EDMONTON  $1 a Year ���������  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  'THE two principal reasons   j  *���������   why   you   should  buy  "Shamrock" Hams, Bacon,  Lard, etc., are:  FIRST���������  There is none better.  SECOND-  They are the only  brands produced in  B. C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  EGGS  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and Provi:;oners  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  since then the same bed'has been  scuffle-hoed about May 1, raked  and smoothed, when1 in turn  thousands of volunteers, self-  seeded youngsters, have sprung  up. These again are hoed into  rows leaving twelve inches between and about two inches  apart in the row, all weeds being  kept down, and ' in July they  simply carpet the whole plot with  a glowing mass of bloom of all  colors, beyond doubt the.most  captivating, to the eye of any  flower grown in this temperate  . - ��������� 1'  zone.-    What can one ask for  more?    Self-seeding from year  to year on sandy soil on which  most plantsrefuse to thrive and  can be transplanted in full bloom  in a-blazing hot sun and still go  on growing as if they were just  out visiting.  Come, friends! Give this dear  little fellow a chance, to cheer  you this season, they are here  not by the hundred, but by the  thousand for all who care to come  to get them. Somehow or other  I always'think of'Mrs. E. Nord-  schow's pretty home with-the  warm, genial soil at the front,  an ideal spot for a bed of portulaca, just what the gay flower  would revel in. ._  This is not a hint, but an invi  tation, a welcome to come and  introduce this   little   friend to  Hagensborg.  i' ' S. Le C. GRANT. .  , FIFTY-FIFTY."  Passing a hand over his forehead,' the worried drill-sergeant  paused for breath as he surveyed  the knock-kneed recruit. Then  he pointed a scornful finger.  "No," he declared, "you're  hopeless. You'll never make a  soldier. Look at you now. The  top 'alf of your legs is standin',  at attention; an' the bottom 'alf  is standin'at ease!"  A lady canvasser called on an  old farmer with a petition in  favor of woman's suffrage movement and asked him to sign it.  The old man took the petition,  regarded it with a suspicious eye  and said, "No, no; I'don't hold  wi'movements. -'A woman that's  alius a-movin\' is alius getting into trouble.' If you've got one  that'll keep her quiet, I'll sign  it."     ......  'That there should one man die  ignorant who'had the capacity  for knowledge, this I call a trag-  dy.���������Carlyle.  Moral: Read the Courier.  Great empires and little minds  go ill.together.���������Burke.  ���������  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  Canada's Boys Want Smokes!  \  If so, Mr. Francis R. Jones will be pleased to'answer any enquiries addressed to che Canadian Office of the Over-Seas Club,  Room 28, Windsor Hotel, Montreal, and will be glad to supply  Collecting Books, Con'tri button Cards, Boxes and Circulars  to any who are willing to assist.  *53  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 1895.  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General merchandise  Dry Goods and Notiorts  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 Jowest pos-;  sible price. Men's Furnishings  to suit individual tastes    ������    ������  Settlers, Prospectors, 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 jhat  invite competition.  Paints - Oils  - Varnishes  - Stains  *������������������^T^"  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 BOUGrjT AND SOLD YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  TSITBELLX COOLA. EXCEL-  ENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  OL: "5���������NO. 28  /  (<9  '^^;~ ~x< <3g^gssfe  WEATHER REPORT FOR MAY  Compiled  by Mr. C. H. Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 62.   Minimum, 38.  Highest Max. (30th)76. Lowest Min. (4th) 27  Rainfall,  1.54.  Rainfall for the year (1916) 40.89 inches.  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, JUNE 30,  1917.  $1.00 a Year  War News for the Week  Sailing of Camosun  May Be Affected  Vancouver, June 28���������Coasting  fleet involved in a strike. C. P.  R. deck hands, firemen, oilersand  passers quit work. The trouble  is expected to spread to the G.  T. P. and Union Steamship Co.'s  steamers, the strike will tie up  altogether 35 steamers and affect  500 men. Tie up of northern  service will seriously handicap  the industries there.  (Wednesday: Paris.-Suddenly assuming .offensive over a wide  font n.ortwest-of Hurteboise, French troops last night captured  font line of German trenches and completely attained their ob-  fctives. Huns lose heavily, over three hundred prisoners cap-  Ired.    Americans, French and British working in co-operation  restore France as Huns fall back, already four thousand acres  Un sown to grass and grain. Thirty large tractors getting soil  ishape. Unexploded shells in ground makes plowing dangerous.  [London!*--Germans been compelled since Messines victory of Al-  is to keep large forces constantly mobilized to withstand count-  fas surprise attacks, recent activities in this section leads to the  Eviction thit so nothing approaching, a decisive battle can be  ipected here soon. Vessels now carrying mine sweepers, new  i/ice expected to afford protection for merchant ships in the war  nes. Official list of the casualties in the raid on east London  ine 13, dead 157, injured 432..    Capt. Bridgeburg who command-  the German squadron has been decorated, by the Kaiser.  Thursday: London.--Throughout day Gen."Haig continued his  ctics the whole length of British front of harrassing the enemy  rerywheres.; Every day threatens Lens more, every day sees  cal battles and retirements by the enemy.    Ten units of Ameri-  n woodsmen turn various forests of United Kingdom into lum-  r.   Reprisals are not approved, British cannot lower themselves  level of German murderers, military strategy to be tried first,  ing Alfonzo may be next king to be deposed. Revolutionary  uvement assumes large proportions in Spain. Times again calls  i government to make known all shipping losses, silence and  inposure will not defeat subs. American sailing ship Galena,  18 tons,: sunk; crew saved. Norwegian steamers King Haakon,  Jl tons/and Magigie, 1188 tonsf "sunk by German' submarines  ���������_ crews being saved. Report of commission on the Kut-El-Am-  j disaster puts the blame on Sir John Nixon.  Paris.-So thoroughly complete was the French victory yester-  iv in Hurteboise sector that the Germans did not attempt to  i.nter attack.  Petrograd, June 28.��������� All-Russian congress of workmen and  Uiers^called off its burmal session today. Disturbances among  .'trograd workmen averted by appeals from scores of committees,  u-isians suspicious of returning three thousand Finns who fought  ch Garmans, can ill afford release of fighters, hence misgivings.  New Yo'rk.���������Alan R. Hawlpy, president of Aero club, recom-  I'fided to American government the building of twenty thousand (  i tie planes and training five thousand American aviators for j  usian front.   "Russia fighting blind," greatest practical service :    Geneva, June 28-Admiral von  can render the country is eyes for her army^and artillery. jTirpitz  very ill, suffering from  Washington.-American troops arrived safely in France yester-1 diabetes.   y, no figures given.    Defense council fixes price of coal.  Ottawa, June 28.���������Five Liberals and one French-Canadian to  speak on Conscription Bill this  afternoon. Dr. Clark, Liberal,  says this is war to end war, cuts  all party ties and is outspoken  for conscription, severly criticizes referendum proposals of Liberal leader.  Regina, June 28.���������Martin government overwhelmingly endorsed by electorate of Saskatchewan yesterday. Conservatives  have but six seats on incomplete  returns,, standing of parties up  to present, Liberals 49 Conservatives 6.  Norway Stands Appalled  Christiania, June 28.���������Discovery of a German plot to destroy  Norwegian steamers by explosion unearthed last week, has  appalled the whole nation.  Deckhands of Union  Boats Join Strikers  Vancouver, June 29.��������� Strike  of deckhands, firemen, oilersand  coal passers presents no new  situation today. On the arrival  of the steamers Camosun, Cheek  amus and Cowichan, deckhands  immediately quit work.  Ottawa, June29���������French-Canadian soldiers ask that conscription be enforced on able bodied  men. Sixty majority on conscription., Predicted second reading  of the bill will carry easily. Over  40 of a majority against referendum, only five members west  of the great lakes oppose bill.  American  Troops Ready  Washington, June 29.���������Somewhere in France are tl jusands  of-American fighters encamped  today and are ready to take their  places in the trenches beside the  seasoned campaigners of Allies.  The forces will be a net gain to  Allies as the men will be fed,  clothed, armed and equipped by  the United "States. Sufficient  supply for many months already  stored at the encampment.  Jottings of Bella Coola ahd^DlstrJct  Providence,   June  28. ��������� U_ S.  government in possession of in- j  formation that German U boats  " ' Amsterdam," June 29��������� Several  priests of the entourage of Cardinal Mercier, primate of Belgium,- arrested recently and im-  {prisoned in Germany.    Twenty  again this side of the Atlantic. i������thers, im^'isoned in Belgium,  Have established base some- (among these is Cardinal Merci-  where south side of Cuba, war-'ers's private secretary who has  ships conducting a search. 'been sentenced to one year in  ~Beriin.  June 28.- Democratic >ison ^r preaching on Christian  opinions gainingground.  News- chanty.   papers  hitherto   strongly  Con-j  servative, are urging reforms.    '  Christiania, June 29���������Norway  is awakeningr-strict surveillance  to be kept on all foreigners.  LYiday:    Athena.-Venizelos heads Greek cabinet, will be pre-  i'T and minister of war.  I'aris.-Germans last night attacked the salient at Wattweiler,  orthwest of Thann, the attack was repulsed with loss to enemy,  i-ilent artillery engagements succeeded infantry fighting in Hur-  ���������hoise   and   Cornillet   sectors.  Gothenburg, Sweden, June 28.  - Several killed in hunger riots,  machine guns and bayonets used  on mob at Stetin.  Copenhagen, June 29.���������Huns  fearful of Russian offensive.  Austrian divisions are hurriedly  rushed-from Italian front.  Rome, June 29.��������� Change in  prime minister openly discussed.  Athens, June'28���������Venizelos to Country hesitating over sugges-  be premier. ted changes.  Jt>  iris  flooded   with  American  aval officers and blue jackets  o lay from the ships which ac-  ompamed  the American expe-  itionary army on its voyage to  i-unce.    President Shultzees of  vitzerland, says Swiss neutral-  > must be preserved.  London.--Canadian troops oc-  ���������ipied the town of Eleu-Dit-Lea-  i'te, half-mile south of Lens.  his is the nearest British have  ��������� ������������������ne to the city of Lens, which  now practically encircled on  hi ee sides.   Twenty-one vessels  f more  than  sixteen hundred  ������'������n 3 and seven smaller craft were  si.uk last week.  Petrograd.��������� Siberian ex-con-r  iVi '. hero of Russian forces.    In  aw > idy Carpathians he led attack  pii German blindgage, slew two  $j imans as he went over and in-  J&Mi'ed  army to   fresh  attacks,  jvwsl'i'" his gallantry he  has  been  |pi >3n a commission and offered'  . ^-^ ,ice ������f two regiments.    More  X^Min ln 3500 German prisoners and  v-Twvi.- hundred officers have escaped  ���������/$������.'  ������?r  1 ;".j������-.  a.H:^iN'in various parts of Russia in-  :t������>  Finland  last  month.    Finns  V-M;21 ��������� mg little help to retake them.  As usual at this time of the  year a great many of the interior  tribeof Indians are here in search  for work, also making it a time  to take holiday after a hard winter's work of trapping and hunting. In former years they were  in the habit of bringing their  catch of fur out to the coast, but  now fur buyers travel the country collecting the fur and very  little is left for the coast merchant to gather up. However, a  certain amount is brought out  and traded away for food and  clothing. One of the things that  Poor Loo of the woods cannot  understand is the present high  cost of living. His brethren on  the coast views the problem along  the lines of thewhiteman, taking  it as a matter of course. The  tribesmen now here will be employed at the local salmon canning plants, some as fishermen  and others for inside help.  H. M. Burrit, travelling salesman for the well known Vancouver wholesale dry goods firm of  Maekay,'Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.,  was in town during the week.  Mr. Burrit informed*the Courier  that he finds business very good  all over his territory, the demand  for nearly all classes of goods being greater than the supply.  Since the beginning of the year,  observed the commercial man,  there are noticeable increased  activities in the development of  natural resources, especially in  mining and fishing, and these  call for increased supplies of all  kinds.          D. Robinson, of the Ames,  Holden, McCready Co., wholesale shoe manufacturers, spent  the week in town. Business is  also very good in his line.  SJ>qrK3>T(3    qjs   SS. ^QJ-TIWSr  Leaving the sinking Sonlay.    First and exclusive photo of the sinking of the French liner in  ihe Mediterranean by a German submarine, April 10  P. Gadsden is up from the logging camp at Nootum Bay and  will return after a week at home  accompanied by Mrs. Gadsden  and their children.  The power boat Polheim, in  charge of Capt. F. J. Herstad.  came up last week and is now  engaged for the season at the  Tallio Fisheries cannery here.  Pte. Alfred Oveson in a letter  to his parents says quite a number of Bella Coola boys met at  Vimy Ridge. Among others  mentioned were B. C. Keeping  and Guy Mackenzie, two former  residents here.  The public schoolsof the vallev  closed with the usual exercises  yesterday. Three of the teachers, Miss  K.   Hallowes. Miss B.  Balkwell,   and   Chas.   Cameron  I  leave for the south on  the next  steamer.   Mrs.   Rewards is down  from ;  Atnarko for a visit and will spend  a couple of  weeks in town, she'  is staying with Mrs. Charleton.  .  Through the courtesy of Mr.  Grant we print extracts of a letter received by him from his son  Fred. In the capture of the now  famous Vimy Ridge, Fred's battalion was in the first wave over  the crest, gained their objective  and held on for two days before  relief came. It was ordeal never  to be forgotten, the artillery  power was tremendous, truly  magnificent, but awful when one  contemplates the destruction to  human life. Fred and his chums  asked some German prisoners  how they liked the British artillery fire and their answer was:  "Non bon; too much bumpity  bump." Fred's company captured three machine guns of  which his platoon were responsible for two. As evidence of a  complete victory, and the hasty  retirement of" Mr..Fritz, Fred's  parents are the recipients of several souvenirs including a pair  of officers field glasses in perfect  condition, minus the case, with  a little trench mud sticking to  them. Officer's revolver of 1916  model, with two clips containing  when loaded five cartridges each.  Nothing could be more up-to-  date than this weapon; almost  without bolt or screw, it comes  apart mechanically and is self-  adjusting in most respects. Officer's tassel, evidently belonging to a captain. Dagger in  sheath, unsharpened and unused. Hun gas mask, a fearsome looking thing, but a very  interesting memento of German  "kulture."  That Fred is holding his own  in spite of the trying times he  has gone through the following  proves. He was reccommended  for garrison duty behind the  lines, but when the inspection  came off he was told that he  looked far more fit than the new  arrivals and "had better stay  where he was.  In the air we have nothing to  fear. Fred writes, as our airmen  have things well in hand and  much their own way, at least in  the immediate western front.  Meeting of the Bella Coola  boys Fred says, is one of the  great pleasures experienced at  the front, lately he was greatly  rejoiced to come across some of  them, among whom were Randolph Saugstad and Alfred Oveson. Remarking on the war,  Fred sizes up things which likely express the feelings of 99 per  cent of our boys overseas, viz:  "I have seen enough of war  und the world to last me a life-  time! Mv one ambition'is to get  back to Bella Coola and home,  and as soon as ever 1 can. I  think I can be quite happy there  doing my day's work, leaving the  rest of what I have seen behind  me."  ���������>���������.,  "i. i'  i,i. .,.(���������  %  'Hi:  P'-j';   I o' mV/:}  *. ���������  '..  ^���������^  if     V  i  "V.  ^  BELLA COOLA COURIER  Saturdi  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  6 Month.       ������75  3 Month.    050  United State.  1 Yeir ~ W-SO  United Kingdom  1 Year *1������������  >f  ^Subscription* 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 Advertises-"Kates,  Apply  _ -���������'"Office.  at  the Germans announced that  they had sent French and British  prisoners to the battle line where  they would be exposed to the artillery fire of their own armies.  In our opinion and we think all  Year *^m * $i.oo right thinking-persons will agree  that the acts of reprisal should  take the form of bombing German works, such .as Krupp's at  Essen, and military centers,  leaving unfortified towns alone;  and when this war is over. z.ua  victory is oursr-hold the German  officialg^'to a strict account for  the murder of all innocents, and  make them pay the penalty with  their lives. If Germany considers f rightfulness "in warfare  :BAKJNG-  POWDZK  MADE>  IN  ���������CANADA  CONTAINS  r^G ALUM  To Correspondents��������� While unobjectionable aui-1  OTiyn������u������ communications will be published, the   aa   evidence   Of   CUltUTe   and   the  name and addre33 of every writer of such letters J  will-to-war there is little hope of  converting her by being decent  in return we admit, but we must  bedecent because it is the right  way.  must be given to the editor.  The Editor reserves the rteht to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer a  rUk.  "Iktlus jmpuli suprrma rsl Ux.  SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1917.  The Government's Chance.  The minister of labor stated in  the Dominion House last week  that the coal mines in  British  Columbia and Alberta, now lying  ide-through the miners going on  strike, will soon be in operation  again.    This is good hews, but  more so if the government intends'to take over the mines and  operate them on a basis of production for use and not for profit;  the miner getting a fair return  Much has been said of Allied  supremacy in the air on the battle  line, but something seems to be  lacking in England's defense of  her cities from aerial  attacks.  Of course   the   difficulties   are  very great and there are immense  advantages onthe side of theat-  tackers.   Take ,the case of the  recent raid on London, the German  machines .flew at a. very  ' great'height, in murky weather,  and dropped  their bombs while  speeding homeward   at a very  fast' rate.    Some of the latest  land as it inclines to makeapre-  mier.absorb too much imperialism. Quite right. - And if the  public only had their way they  would compel a few of the Conservative grafters to takeja trip  to Europe, say to the firing line.  for his labor.    Then the consum , .  .,,,-        *     ,      .  .   -.       , panes are capable of a speed of  er will benefit and not be taxed H *  ., ' *_. ,.    ,.  .-,    j    over 100 miles an hour, so that a  so heavily to make big dividends ^ .  .    '   -' ,   ,   ,  ��������� ,.  : machine dropping a bomb would  for private owners of what right-. - , ,  , ���������   . -.    .    .   ^      ,.     .->,     \ be mile's away from'the scene of  fully belongs to the nation.  Gov-. .-- -.  -   ^       ^   ,    -      .      ,        i its explosion within a short time  eminent control of natural re-f * \ v.  .,,..,      . .,'   - ��������� before the people among whom  sources would eliminate strikes  if the-producer, and consumers t  interests' are the only, ones to be,  considered:; and not dividends. -  %���������������-,���������,.���������     ���������     ) , ������        . * '  - Under present, conditions-. es-;  ��������� ,i   -. "t_   Vj u"   ��������� i."-      flying start as it were, the"attack-  pecially it should be imperative    J    &   -  ..-.,- '  ' - . . ^ i ers have added greatly to their  ,. for the government to"*xake over       -      - . *  v    .- , ,_,     ~     . .      safety.    In the London raid the  the coal.mines of the Dominion - J -        > -  .,     '  .   j.-. ,..    u    ���������   - r home fleet- took up the pursuit  and operate them on the basis of -.  ,.      , . T,  .      .  ,   ,'after the bombs had dropped. Of  national service...   It is stated;  the missle- had dropped had re-  covered from the shock. By the  simple device of dropping bombs  on' the return journey,  with a  Why By Proclamation?,  Is there any connection between the significant statement  of the prime minister in his address introducing the conscription measure that the provisions  of the bill would not become law  except by proclamation, and the  fact that the measure provides  only for the conscription of man  power, while leaving the. profiteers free to carry on in ..their  particular fashion?  The proclamation feature of  the measure looks suspiciously  like an admission of weakness-  it seems to mark the limit of the  government's determination to  reach out for the 'manhood of  Canada alone. For, if all the  prime minister stated regarding  the need of men be true, the intervention of a proclamation involves an encumbering of the  machinery as futile as it is useless.- If the government is>-not  merely pretending to introduce  compulsory military service what  reason exists for a proclamation  once, the measure is passed and  L  on the statute books?   Why suspend a newly made law to fit an  emergency?  The two facts appear to be re-  that-even if the mines through-1coarse' such a purSuit is aIraost Mated in that the government has  ihopeless, even with superior air^ intention of introducing con-  out Canada are organized under  national service there would still jcraft   In the /uture' Perhaps,  scrjption, or, rather of enforcing  be a coal shortage.   The supply  the upper regions will  3:>   z.-..  , stantly "patrolled by a  of anthracite coal from Pennsyl-jflotnia'of p]anes.  vania to Canada may be cut down  be con  defense  very seriously because   of the  lack of railway equipment.  -     What Is Needed.  If some Conservatives had their I  it, except jas a last resort, and  when compelled to do so.. In  fact, it would seem that if another way should present itself  the administration would shelve  It would be commendable on way"they would keep the Dom- [conscription in an hour  the government's part if it, without delay, boosted conscription  by taking over the coal mines.  If we are to be conscripted for  the preservation of our country  it is only right and just that the  natural resources of the country  should be the first conscripted,  O      O      C      p      c  Right or Wrong?  According to press despatches  Great Britain is making elaborate preparations for reprisals on  the Huns for their slaughter of  innocents. But is it justifiable  to try and outdo the enemy in  deliberate murder by returning  the German air raids and taking  the lives of innocent women and j  children? Many, no doubt, will!  say it is right to avenge the death  of helpless persons, such as suffered in the.last big air raid on  London. A short time ago, it  will be rememembered, the British paid back in similar coin the  air raids by a massed attack on  Friburg." At once there was an  outcry in Britain, revealing an  undercurrent of antagonism to  the idea of attempting to beat  the enemy at German "kulture."  Following the raid on Friburg,  inion premier from visiting Eng- j    It would seem that the admin  rou start to be critical���������there's no-  3p short of Remington UMC.   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Remington U.M.G. of Canada, Limited  WINDSOR, ONT.  704  istration": is gambling that conscription of man power will not  be necessary and, in the meantime, it is determined to avoid  'entangling the interests in any  measure which, even if compulsory service is shelved, would  still apply to the profiteers.  ���������,��������� "*���������"  o     o     a     o     o  Why Another Conscription  Act?  According to Col. Currie there  was no need for a conscription  bill, all that was necessary when  Canada entered this war was,to  have applied"the Militia Act and  not have put into force the Aci  passed when war broke out.  The Conservative member for  North Simcoe said in part:  "I haye no desire to enter into  any lengthy discussion of the  position of those gallant men  who are fighting at the front,  but I wish to say that I feel that  this House is behind .them at the  present moment and that the  people of this country are behind them. The Canadians at  the front have had anxious moments. They have covered themselves with glory because, let  me inform you, the battle of  Vimy Ridge' was a far greater  battle, to my mind, and more decisive in the history of. the world  than the battle of Waterloo.  "These men have covered  themselves with glory; they have  been decimated again and,again,  and it is necessary that we.in  Canada should keep up their  strength. I have always been a  believer in a system of conscription. The old Militia Act provided.for a system of conscription. The-right hon. leader of  the Opposition in 1904 inserted a  clause in the Militia Act which  enabled the soldiers torbe sent  abroad for the defence of Canada as well as for service at home.  Section" 69- of the Militia Act of  1902 was amended so that it now  reads:  The Governor in Council may  place the militia, or_.any part  thereof, on active service anywhere in Canada���������  and these are the words added  in 19041  ���������and 'also beyond Canada, for  the defence thereof, at any.time  when it appears advisable to do  so by reason of emergency.  "That means that the.Governor General in Council at any moment when there is a war or invasion can declare that there is  an emergency and call for a levy  Maekay Smith, Biair & Co. I td  VANCOUVER,  B. C.  Wholesale  DRY  GOODS AND  MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  OF "PRIDE OF THE  WEST'   BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  Send for Catalogue  WADE    IN    B. C."  Prompt Attention Gi  v���������  Uter Ord,  eri  en masse of all the manhood of  this country capable of bearing  arms. That clause was put there  because at the time of the South  African war it was found that  the Act did not permit a man to  be called out under the Militia  Act and sent to fight in .South  Africa.    When U  broke out, Catm  country in the  it.-  present  !a was the  "'mpire'tl;  fir.  in*  ft  sff������d_  y.  only  a conscription law on theTt  "  book.    I  have ivad the  and if it is anything-^.  conscription I do }]  the English  atlitf  clause  ,!(jt know ^h-  !ariKwa^e moant  HERE ARE SCIENTIFIC  FOOD FACTS  At Normal Prices-  Ten cents worth of wheat flour contains 54-10 units of ener  Ten cents worth of beef contains 410 units of energy.   *  Ten cents worth of eggs contains 385 units o  Ten cents worth of fresh fish contains 245 om!  A pound of meat costing 25 cents contain-  than a pound of flour costing 4 to 6 cents.  And when the flour is  energy,  of ener?).  LESS energl  Royal Standard Fl  our  us extra  the difference is still irore in its favor becau?o o  strength���������producer? more loaves to the sack.  Here's the "high cost of living" problem solved.  Think it over- - then ask your dealer  for Royal Standard.  Look for the  CIRCLE "V"  Trade Mark  ON   EVERY   SACK  Compare���������price for price���������  GREAT   WEST  Wl  ithth  e tea you are now using.  It's Better.  LEESON, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd,  Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B.C.  saossmsmam  NEWTON  The 'Prince Rupert Empire  man, who is a candidate for. the  House of Commons for this Riding.  While others stand for what  will benefit their party, he stands  for.what will benefit these,districts.  n  20L  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C.  O  :vict;  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SKI  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S. S.   "CamOSUIl"   Leaves   Vancouver every  Thursday at 11  p. m.     (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Sundays a. m.  S. S. "COQUITLAM" sails from Van<-i>i!\<-r  nightly, carrying Gasoline and Explosive, wil  at Bella Coola by arrangement.  c-al  For rates of Freights, Fares and other informan^i.  Hbad Office, Caruali, St., Vancouvbh ; or <;k<>. ���������������'  agent, 1003 Government St., Victoria.  ���������'I  <ii;K  i.lv to  ol'.,  m  ���������tOiP-  Advertise your Wants in the Coitf^  %  MlttV  <mAn y  m  ������������������4  m  '     lOrf":  lata*  %y, June 30,  IW  BELLA COOLA COURIER  strrnrrt vTrmi inrum  Wishing to  ^^ Good Photographs  for reproduction of any of our TREES, etc., growing in the  Province, we offer the following prizes for good prints, any  size, all prints,to becomeour property whether winners or not  Prints to reach us at any time before October 1st, 1917, but  priority of receipt will count in competitors' favor, and we are  open to receive pictures right away. No limit to number of  prints each competitor can send.  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Before the altar and  fhe servant of God you have  riven me the oath of allegiance.  ou are too young to know the  full meaning of what you have  laid, but your,first care must be  to obey implicitly all orders and  [irections. . You have sworn fi-  lelity to me, you are the child-  |en of  my guard, you are  my  foldiers, you  have surrendered  [ourselves to me body and soul.  Inly one enemy can  exist  for  rou���������my enemy.    With the present   Socialist   machinations,  it  lay happen that I shall order  jou to shoot your own relatives,  'tour brothers, or even your own  brents���������which God forbid���������and  (hen you are bound in duty implicitly to obey my orders.   . . .  -The Kaiser, (speech delivered  in 1891.)  Of Course  They Are.  Our ministers quote "the Lord  giveth and the Lord taketh  away." He does nothing of the  kind according to a Dr. Hastings  who says, "We medical men are  largely responsible T5r the death  rate, and it is time that the Canadian Medical Association took  drastic action in order to safeguard public health."���������Press  despatch.  o     o     o     o     o  We hope that the next revised  version will take note. We may  then expect the solemn, words:  "The CM. A. giveth and the  CM. A. taketh away. Blessed  be the name of the C M. A."  ' , o      i>      o     o     o  Gradually the human mind is  being relieved from error.���������Ed.  inM'.iitrimUfif.Tif in<^������.  ^n-rmr-   ~~i���������-���������������������������"  i ir-nrirHiKMiiff���������Tri  Province of British Columbia.  DEPARTMENT OF LANDS.  NOTICE.  Re Overdue Payments on Applications to Purchase Crown Lands  in British Columbia.  NOTICE is hereby given that, under  thfc provisions of the "Soldiers'  Homesteau A<n, Repeal Act," any  person who did n^gfcva^ply. under the  "Soldiers' Homestead Act, iMS," t9  complete his application to purchase,  either by payment in full or by the  selection of a proportionate allotment,  may, by proving his interest and. paying up in full the balance of the purchase price and taxes before the 31st  December, 1917, obtain a Crown gra^it  if proof satisfactory to the Minister of  Lands is furnished that such person is  suffering injury through absence of  notice or otherwise.  And further that the interest,in uncompleted applications to purchase held  by any person on Active Service may  be protected by notification to the  Lands Department of the fact that  such person is on Active Service and by  the filing of proof of the interest of  such person.  Furthor information will be furnished on request to the Deputy Minister  of Lands, Victoria,  B. C.  Publication of this notice without  authority will not be paid for.       jel4  The man with a reputation as  a grafter continues to be over^  looked when it comes to handing  out royal favors.���������Ex.  BUSINESS CARDS  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  f OAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  V; Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Albekta.  the Yukon Territory, the North-west Territories and in a portion of the 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 2,560 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-Agent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  -,'���������' 'In surveyed territory the land must be de-  ..;a������ri'oed by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and JT������ atllUl vtiyed territory the tract applied for shall be aUiiie'i out by the ap^canr,:  himself. _;  , .".',���������-'���������!*'-' ''���������'I';  . Each application must be acco3pfta������K?.H?'-.;V  fee of $6 which will be refunded if the riwi;i������;-  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Ajcent with sworn returns acco������nting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coalmining 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 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. B.���������Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30690.  TheMason&RischPiano  of to-day will mak.e plain our  privilege to state with authority:  "NO  FINER  PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  H  f    Let us attend  your Victor Record  jJ  mail orders���������our service is intelligent  .  and guaranteed.       Write for Catalogue  Mcison & Risck Ltd.  m-^m^RANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  The world is looking for the  man who can do something, not  for the man who can "explain"  why he didn't do it.  ������������������:/'ii:  *ammtm**r ���������r#te*&i/fi>ant  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  PACIFIC  MILK  Will go farther than any  other canned milk sold  in. this market.  YOU'LL LIKE PACIFIC"  FCV2E   PRODUCTS   CO., LTD., Manufacturers  Office: 322 DRAKE STREET, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Watch Repairs  Send your watch to us for guaranteed repairs at lowest prices.  A price given before proceeding with work. If not satisfactory, watch will be returned free  of expense.  O. B. ALLAN  Diamond Merchant���������Optician  Granville and Pender, Yancouver, B.C.  FARM LANDS  Oregon  &  California Railroad Co.  Grant Lands.���������Title to same revested in United States by Act of Congress dated June'9, 1916.    Two milli-  i    on three hundred thousand acres to be  .     opened for homesteads and sale. Tim-  ;    ber and agricultural lands.    Contain-  :    ing some of the best land left -in the  l     United States.    Now is the opportune  !     time.     Large map showing lands by  ;    sections and description of soil, clim-  \    ate, rainfall, elevations, etc.     Postpaid One Dollar.  Grant   Lands   Locating   Co.,   Box   6 10,  , Portland, Oregon.  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������BAKQE   III.  Take Notice that Oliver Handy, of  Chezacut, B.C., occupation farmer, intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted 120  chains west and 60 chains south of Mile  Post 33, 124th Meridian, thence north  twenty chains, thence east forty chains,  thence south twenty chains, thence west  forty chains to point of commencement.  OLIVER HANDY.  Dated May 25, 1917.  June 23-Aug. 18  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   Or   COAST���������BANOE   HI.  Take Notice that Gilbert Axford, of  Chezacut, B.C, occupation faimer, intends to apply for permission to lefcse  the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted twenty  chains north of the northwest corner of  Lot 1077, Range 3, Coast 1 istrict,  thence north twenty cha,ins, thence  east twenty chains, thence iouth twenty  chains, thence west twenty el ains to  point of commencement.  GILBERT AXFORD.  Dated, May 19, 1917.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  Wear the " Day foot"  Solid Leather  Shoe  MADE FOR B. C. WEATHER  G. B. DAYFOOT and Co'y 303 Mercantile Building  Georgetown, Ont. and        Vancouver, B. C.  NABOB COFFEE  HOE  Fur Sales Agency  600 dealers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years.  Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20  of the biggest fur buyers in the world  bid on your fur instead of one individual house assures the highest market  price always.  We hold sales monthly, but will advance 75 per cent, of value on receipt,  sending balance immediately after sale.  Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B.C.  The first can tells its own  story.    It is full of convincing proof that NABOB  Coffee is the best coffee  procurable.  Kelly, Douglas & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  a  !  Comfort and luxury assured at a  minimum cost. Many Prince Rupert testimonials prove its worth  Have YoiTGot $20 ?  If not your credit is good  Harry Hanson  Special Water Heater  (Patented in Canada)  Installed in your kitchen range  will give you all the hot water  you can use within thirty minutes  after fire is started. 121 now in  use in Prince Rupert and every  user a booster. You don't know  hot water comforts till you have  seen these results. $20.00 is the  Cost. Absolutely no charge unless satisfactory.  A bath supply within twenty minutes  after fire is started and then a new supply eOery twenty minutes thereafter.  Wall radiators can also be run from  your hot water boiler and other rooms  heated with no extra cost for fuel.  The Result Will Surprise You   ���������  Investigate!  DISTBICT   OF   COAST���������RANGE   HI.  Take Notice that Gilbert Axford, of  Chezacut, B. C, occupation farmer, intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted forty  chains east and forty chains south from  the southeast cornerof Lot 1077, Range  3, Coast District, thence east twenty  chains, thence south twenty chains,  thence west twenty chains, thence  north twenty chains to point of commencement.  GILBERT AXFORD.  Dated, May 19, 1917.  : June 23-Aug. 18  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OF   COAST���������BANGE   III.  Take Notice that Earl Neece, of  Alexis Creek. B.C., occupation farmer,  intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted about  one mile distant and in a westerly direction from Mile Post 42, 124th Meridian,  thence north twenty chains, thence  west twenty chains, thence south twenty  chains, thence east twenty chains to  point of commencement.  EARL NEECE.  Dated, March 17, 1917.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  J  '-.'���������>9T.  XX/HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \17HAT person so independent ?  llfHAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of   the necessaries'  of life?  Bella  Coola  farmers are independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  >'s   "���������"!  "/.: !U!>"  li'ji  View of,, a ranch in Bella Coola Valley.  HPHE REASONS  for this  enviable  condi-  ���������*���������   tion of affairs   are   obvious  to  anyone  who knows the Bella Coola Valley.  The land is fertile and needs little or no  irrigation.     The climate is mild and enjoyable ;   long warm   summers  with   sufficient"  rainfall and mild winters  make  for  excellent crops.  Large and small fruits, garden and field  crops are 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.  rV  DISTBICT   OF   COAST���������BAKQE   IH.  Take  Notice that Earl   Neece, of  Alexis Creek, B.C., occupation farmer, '  intends   to   apply   for   permission   to  lease the following described land: i  Commencing at a post planted about  two miles distant and in a westerly  direction from the 43rd Mile Post, 124th  meridian, thence south twenty chains,  thence west twenty chains, thence  north twenty chains, thence east twenty  chains to point of commencement.  EARL NEECE.  Dated, March 17, 1917.  J'ne2-July 28.  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.  ie Reliable  Plumber  Harry Hanson���������,  X P. O. Box 395  1   139 2nd Ave., Prince Rupert, B.C.  SUBSCRIPTION   RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  ���������'���������. -. CANADA.  '   One Year $1.00  '   Six Months   0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $1.00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier Tor   Name   P. O   Tear out and mail today, ���������with amount of subscription enclosed *A*-      '"'/   .     '^'  ^ ' ^s^y^rN^-^^*"-^*  >*������  *  ���������' :1b    ���������(������t\u 'kysi*    j->  v       ' ���������*, fa-i/i-Nimi-.-!��������� ���������--������������������������������������ ���������������������������I ������������������������������������������������������       **   ������������������-������������������  iZi   ,   *   ,     'JL������^������   . ?, *,     *        ' wailin��������� i   uriwiTtir-nnwrfiii      ���������mm  <���������   BELLA  COOLA COURIER  X  till*     1   r*iihn * "l.   .���������'���������>    "r ������. ���������!  *#���������#:���������;.' *r', 5uD.scriDe  for the  ffr*tH Lit   ii ~ r  iNui'vsi   *  ONE DOLLAR  ONE^EAR  The Courier is the bn/^  ::, newspaper published;6ri  X theirriainland coas},;t)e-  mn*+-    *. /^tw^V^cpjiva?jmd  iP|tV: t-.:-^i:!. \ :A������distqnce)o|-.sii:hTOdr^.mile^  fi. .-���������    .^"     ������������������ ''J ���������- -. - ��������� ' "���������,  Hi SS1*"'  KO ;-; '"   MvoiRbe-toyqtkm-  PPS'-v ���������>. ,i'/eires/ :to ,keepj,wellj.rt-  wm: ���������:: ^iiaWimmrtmg!mt  Porlulaca. ,   -< -t  Now that"the hot summer days  are near at hand'I am reminded  of a debt I owe to a bright little  flower,"'whose cheerful presence  and gay, inviting colors have  done much to brighten each day  of labor for the writer as they  come and go during the summer  months. -^-���������-   -^  I wish I were gifted with a  more facile pen so as to do justice to this cheery little optirr.isst",'  this Salamader^a^nong flowers,  which^lO/^s -the" sunny side of  'everything%nd has no usewhat-  eyer for cloud,' rain, or low temperature; and what is more to the,  purpose,\has the ability to transr  mit to the passerby 'the same  glad feeling ,it -possesses. AIt  gaily challenges tanyone to walk  p'asMa''vbed of'it in full bloom  y^ithbut acknowledging silently  or openly the. mysterious fascination of Jts':iritense coloring and  attractiveness."~ ""It belongs to  'Salurday, JUfk ^,  Your Range Should Have  ���������a dependable oven, a good wanning  closet, a durable and ample-sized  firebox, easy-working grates, simple  draft control and a finish that requires  but little, attention to keep clean. A&  , these and manvc other desirable feat-  -   ures will be found iii  KOOTENAY RANGE  LONDON      TORONTO      MONTREAL    ��������� WINNIPEG      VANCOUVER  ST. JOHN. N.B      HAMILTON      CALGARY   ' 13  SASKATOON     EDMONTON  " '><   v > - *7 *������ ' * * ���������    *       - v      ;-    tween   am  ���������the class .which has .the power to .  ���������..)'y;/Srr'*\A/'V-;-.'-'>   '���������       :    apart in th  1 "t X  sinGethen the same bed has been  scuffle-hoed-about May 1, raked  and smoothed, when'"in- turn  thousands of volunteers," self-  seeded youngsters, have sprung  up. These again/are hoed'into  rows leaving twelve inches; between   and   about   two finches  tation, a welcome to come and  introduce  this   little   friend  to  Hagensborg.  T  v S. LeC. GRANT.  hWPJkle-^; -v -s-'js -: your^name vbefore^the^,  #?^;fr-sale^?thaf#ufe  ���������.^a^f\^-.u ^tismg brings., ^^r, .     -  spe^k'dn|the^anguage;of*iflow,ers  to'the human-heart, and appeals  ,/ j.^       ������������, *.  "dire^ctlyTo^the.eye to be the trans-  Jmitter of r.,the: message it has to  conveyl asking'onlyjithat the ob:  server believes that <God made  the_flowers 'foi;>"our <edification  and> as;.a-manifestation/of His  jBvefor'us." "^The wonder is, why  is this-gem so'little known and  so littlVgrowji^ r When a bed of  it.innfulr:blp"pm vviil^"attract at-  tentidifrfrdm."a^distance'^of one  hundred yards^or more' and demand "the" admiration, it so justly  deservess\:I;amiglad,that I can  -nrst-hand evidence/th'at it can  ^*r"; ���������^-f3 "-,t,J.   f:-.'O>'���������������"    ,  ^be^ea'sily-and'-successfully grown  iVther-BellattJoolaiyalley. Here  is.the writer's experience:  ���������X-&PA v_ 1 ^^^.t2.5i."C COO -JT^-Ai . ��������� 1 ^..Xoi  -purelvhite" sand, *was. sown^.f our  -years ������ago .broadcast;about June  1st';'/with-?Peter 'Heniderson - &  Co-'sCmixture of twelve separate  colors, in.a"'short time "the-plot  was covered with hundreds -of   e rowVaH'weeds.being  kep������"dd'wn, and Tn/July^tjxey  simply carpet the whpleplot with  a glowing mass of bloom of all  colors, beyond'doubt the,most  captivating to ^the :eye of any  flower.grown in this temperate  zoner - What- canzone ask for.  more?/"Self-seeding from- year-  to year on sandy soil-on'which  mostplahts refuse to thrive and  can be transplanted in full bloom  in a* blazing hot" sun and "still go  on growing as if .they, were just  out visiting." -'. j-'  -Come, friends!- Givethisdear  little fellow afchance* to cheer  you this' season," tKey are here  not.by the hundred, Jbiit by the  thousand for all who caretorcbme  togetlthem. .Somehow or o'ther  I always thinklbf Mrs. -E. Npfd-  schow-'s'pretty home with*;the  warm, ,'geriiah soil at the frpnt,  an ideal spotfor a,bed of pofrtu-  laca, just- what' the; gay flower  would revel in. r    " ' "*'":'  This is not a hint, but an invi-  FIFTY-FIFTY/  Passing a hand over his forehead, the worried drill-sergeant  paused for breath as he surveyed  the knock-kneed recruit. Then  he pointed a scornful finger.  ["N������,-"." he- declared, "you're  hopeless. You'll never make a  soldier. Look at you now. The  top 'alf of your legs is standing  at attention, an' the bottom 'alf  is standin' at ease!"'  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA JN  B.Brynildsen  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Notions  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP. HEATING  AND COOK STOVES  i A, lady canvasser called on an  old farmer- with a petition in  favor of woman's suffrage move-  ment-and asked him to sign it.  The old man took the petition,  regarded it with a suspicious eye  and said/"No, no;tI don't hold  wi' movements. ��������� A woman that's  alius a-movin' is alius getting in-  to .ti-ouble. - If you've got one  that'll keep her quiet, I'll sign  it"   :    ��������� '   .  i?;That tH^re should one man die,  ignorant who had the capacity,  for k'nowledge/, this I call a trag-  dy.-7-Carlyle.     '"  iMoral': Readlhe Courier.  :t>-7v-  ^ Greatf empires and little minds  go ill together.���������Burke.  Large and well assorted stock  of MenV Boys' and Children's  Clothing, Shirts and Underwear  We carry the largest and most  up-to-date stock of Men's,  Women's and Children's Shoes  in all styles at the Jtawest possible price. Men's Furnishings  to suit individual tastes    ������   ������  jfi.--># - :.K%i^.^'X:^w^<i ��������� v^nsfev '���������  ^     '-6tf  J Jti   t    Xj.fi f  iff A>^s ^JaSa^Brfj^V^V >> &C&*tete.- j* *���������*&&?<������������������������*   tvAi.^C*-'^'' ^^^^i.*'^ "" t  tO t  %*>,"?  Canada's Boys Want Smokes!  mi1 ri>       ���������<  mm *  %?^ ���������  DUILD UP YOUR HOME  u TOWN. Do not talk���������support home industries ��������� talk is  cheap. The best way to show  that you are in earnest is to  practise it.  Support the "Courier" and you  are doing something for yourself  and your community.  teh-Atm ������������������������������������ ��������� ������������������'���������  The Courier  $1 aYear  Published eviery  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B.C  'THE two principal reasons  why   you   should   buy  "Shamrock" Hams, Bacon,  Lard, etc., are:  FIRST���������  There is none better.  SECOND���������  They are the only  brands produced in  B.C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  BACON  HAMS  Surns;  BUTTER   EGGS  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and Proyliionere  Calgary     Yancouver     Edmonton  Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles  rV l**������'       ������-,"    *     n- f    -V������  4       ^   I  -   h  wi^. * vl  :,,������.���������^Vv"'.'  Settlers, Prospedors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  ouVstocIc. "NotKing but the mo^l suitable articles are kept at prices thai  invite competition.  Will You Help  If so;-Mr. Francis R. Jones; will be pleased to-answer any enquiries addressed to the Canadian Office of the Over-Seas Club  Room 28, Windsor Hotel, Montreal, and will be glad to supply  Collecting Books,   Contribution Cards, Boxes and Circulars  to any who are willing to assist.        ,  .^^���������& :&''*%������*.;  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 Stocky  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO,, BELLA COOLA, B.C.  id  '  "      s?nr**-jSr.  4 ���������.;-.'��������������� j'r;';:,v:

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