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 V'    ">w.  ft   "/ ������  1    '     If  fit*  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT<BELLA COOLA. EXCEL-  LENTlkUNTING AND FISHING.  'T-  WEATHER   REPORT  Compiled  by Mr.  C. H.  Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature for the month of February,  maximum, 38,  minimum,  28.  Rainfall for same period, 2.10.    Snow, 10.  VOL. 2-  -NO. 26  BELLA COOLA, B.C., SATURDAY, MlARCH 21,  1914.  $1.00 a Year  Sheriff Threatens to  Slaughter Unemployed  iez.Cal., Mar.18.~-"We  iSot   down   in   rows  the  ifersof the idle army before  Lb J"?  wife  ^BBsr^ii'fallow them to land in this  ������,' 'county again  givinf|<such   an  order because  threaS&made by the 'army' in  I am justified in  Portland's Million  Dollar Blaze  ���������Hfento  mark  element.  them   as  1  have  Sacr;a,  *vflangerqus  ,fright', 'to   protect   this   county  :f2^������mat\them and I shall do so  / '^|enff}it necessitates bloodshed.  ^^&s is a statement made by  . '-Sliiriff r������R. R. Veale, of Contra  'Costa!'county, who has sworn in  ���������" 300, extra deputies, whom he pro-  ; ./^r'l   "v ������������������      ���������'-.-. -���������.  yided with arms and ammunition.  'Chief of Police Arnold, of Rich-  1 mbiid,���������near Oakland, has his entire-force under arms and pro-  vided with automobiles to await  instructions from Veale.        -  Lived Hundreds  of Centuries Ago  '. - \v ...  I.,  Berlin, March 18.���������A valuable  J      anthropological discovery in the  northern part of German East  '^Africa is reported in the Lokal  ���������   . J^zeiger Dr. ��������� Hans Reick of the  Geological and  Palaeontological  Institute of Berlin University.  r.  It is a fossil human skeleton in  a magnificent state of preservation. '"  '   Tltiis is   held   to   prove   that  i "many hundreds of thousands  of years ago a highly-developed  race of men inhabited the Afri-  [(      cahl*continent  Occasioned By. Tramp's Lighted  Cigarette Stub  Portland, March 17.���������The terrible conflagration which last  week swept the waterfront, was  caused, it is believed by a cigarette stub, carelessly thrown  aside by some tramp who had  soughtlodgings in the shelter of  Columbia dock No. 2.  The aggregate property loss  has been estimated at over $1,-  000,000, while a number of other  large properties were only saved  from destruction by the shifting  of the wind after the fire' had  gotten beyond control.  The steamers Glenroy and  Cricket which were along side  the docks at the time were gutted by fire, the last named being  loaded with asphalt, burned to  the water's edge.  Several fatalities have been  reported, and number of the firefighters are suffering from severe  injuries.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  I  -r-*4.  Siw Mill Closes Down  "���������SJCSSl  -'fry  Victoria, March 18.���������With the  shutfing down of the planing  and saw mill of the Puget Sound  Lumber Company here, one of  the biggest industries in the city  became idle and 400 millhands  are ^thrown out of employment.  ^Resident   Vice-President J.   H.  *vvMw>re is in New York.  ���������&������.  " if  Duke of Connaught  to Visit the Coast  Vancouver, March 18. ���������That  His Royal Highness the Duke of  Connaught will visit Vancouver  some time in September was the  information brought back from  Ottawa by Major F. O. McTavish,  who attended the annual meeting  of the St. John Ambulance Association held at Ottawa.  Two Hindus Murdered  Cranbrook, B. C, March 18.���������  Two Hindus, Brynh Sing and  Ramah Singh, were murdered at  Bull River, twenty-five miles  east of here, and Sabin Singh is  under arrest. Other accomplices  are being searched for by the  police. It is thought the trouble  arose over an outstanding religious quarrel.  Budget Speech March 26  Ottawa, March 18. ��������� It is expected that Hon. W. T. White  will deliver his budget speech a  few days before the close of the  fiscal year, .which ends on March  31.; That will enable him to give  a practically complete resume of  the year's operations. The speech  will be delivered during the parliamentary week which commences on Monday, March 23, probably on March 25 or 26.  Although the minister is receiving many demands for tariff  changes, it is not expected that  he will have many alterations in  the present schedules of duties  to announce.  English Women Missing  London, Mar. 18.���������A dispatch  from Shanghai says that two  English women attached to the  station of the China Inland Mission at Lao Hokow, province, of  HuPeh, have been missing since  that town was sacked and burnr  ed by brigands. The two women  are the Misses E! and J. Black.  For Discovery of Radium  Toronto, March 18.��������� Hon. W.  II. Hearst, minister of lands,  mines and forests for Ontario,  introduced a bill in the Legislature providing for a reward of  $25,000 to the person who first  discovers radium in this province.  OH  ���������o������  ���������<0  The Liberal Leaders      I  H. C. BREWSTER   j  and JOHN OLIVER j  2 Will Speak at  1 Colony Hall, Hagensborg  |     Tuesday, March 30th,  | at 7:30 p. m.  2 Mackenzie School,  * Tuesday, March 31st, at  ��������� 7:30 p. m.  Oh  MH  ���������<>������  ���������������0  S.S. Camosun arrived in port  on Sunday evening, bringing a  large number .of passengers,  amongst whom were, Messrs. C.  Rainsford, H. Rolston, C. Mills,  F. Burroughs, A. Greene, E.  Oien, W. Mclvor, A. McLean,  Provincial Constable F. Broughton and Indian Constable Chas.  Tucker.  Mr. Rainsford is visiting the  valley on business and is registered,at the Grand View Hotel.  Mr. H. Rolston returns to assist in the work of bringing the  first year of the Development  League's existence to a successful ending.  During his visits to Vancouver  and Victoria, Mr. Rolston has  been able to procure information  of infinite value to the League  as regards several matters of  importance to this district to  which it has been giving its attention.  Mr. Frank Burroughs who has  for some time past been engaged  in survey work in connection  with the'Pacific Great Eastern  Railway at Newport, has returned  for a few weeks stay in the valley.  Mr. Chas. Mills, the well known  representative of the famous  firm of Kelly Douglas & Co., of  Vancouver, has spent the week  visiting the local merchants, and  advising them in the selection of  their stock to meet the extensive  summer trade which is so generally anticipated.  Mr. Ashdowne Greene of the  Indian department of the Dominion government is engaged  in survey work in connection  with the Indian reserve.  Constables F. Broughton and  C. Tucker have returned from a  periodical visit to the various  points in their respective districts.  Ed. Oien, well known as a successful farmer at the "Crossing"  has returned to his ranch after  spending the winter at Takush  Harbor.  Mr. Oien reports that there  are at present some thirty settlers on pre-emptions at that place  and there still remains some very  fine land open for settlement in  small patches.  Unfortunately for the future  of this place, the speculator has  been allowed to get in ahead of  the actual settler. One person  owns 11000 acres in a place which,  situated as it is in close proximity to a number of canneries at  Rivers Inlet and elsewhere, and  eminently adapted to vegetable  growing, should have naturally  been reserved for settlement.  The settlers at Takush Harbor  will have an opportunity of studying, close to home, the result of  the government's wild-cat policy  of giving the land speculator a  chance.  M. W. Marvin, of Atnarko,  visited town during the week.  Mr. Marvin reports spring well  advanced in his neighborhood.  The winter was very mild with  only two inches of snow.  The settlers in the Upper Valley are anxiously waiting to hear  the amount of money to be expended on trail work in their  district. They are asking for a  rough sleigh road ove** which to  haul in their supplies, thus doing  away with the necessity of using  pack-trains. They have been  living in hopes of this for eight  years and it is full time their  hopes were realized.  Development work is proceeding apace on the Klena Klene  mineral claims. Mr. G. Dagg  who is in town reports that excellent results have been obtained  up to now, and that work of a  more extensive nature is to be  undertaken during the summer.  Mr. Dagg will leave shortly for  the mines.  Geo. Dagg and Fred Hendricks  have returned from a prospecting trip in the neighborhood of  Dean Channel.  On Monday last the second  case to be tried in the constable's  kitchen (which constitutes the  only court-rqom accommodation  in the newly erected police headquarters) was dismissed on account of lack of evidence.  Constable Broughton on his  arrival last Sunday brought with  him a man charged with the theft  of $45. The ease was heard by  W. H. Gibson, J. P., who decided  that the evidence against the accused was altogether insufficient  to warrant him being committed  for trial at the assizes.  River at the old site, giving the  settlers a reasonable show to  get their products to market.  The names of the persons who  are to present these various matters have not been given out. It  is hardly to be supposed, however, that any of the Conservative leaders will talk to Mr. Man-  son about anything so disagreeable; particularly now that these  persons have good roads to their  own houses. That is apparently  the height of their ambition.  These various matters are, one  and all, of the utmost importance,  and as it is expecting altogether  too much of our local Conservative leaders that they should be  asked to embarass both Mr.  Manson and themselves with  matters in which they do not  seem at all interested, it were  well if some public-spirited persons would: take these questions  in hand, whip them into shape,  and have them ready when the  time comes to meet Mr. Manson.  The late arrival of the Camosun on Sunday last was occasioned by the large consignments of  freight for the Rivers Inlet canneries.  Don't Forget  the Negro Minstrel Entertainment at the Mackenzie School,  Friday, Twenty-Seventh  inst., at 8 p. m. prompt.  Come in bunches. Come alone.  Come in couples. Come in wagons, buggies, your Sunday togs  or your working clothes. Come  any old way you like, but  The annual St. Patrick's Day  dance took place at the Grand  View Hotel on Tuesday evening.  A good number of ladies and  gentlemen attended on the the  invitation of Mr. Frank Hagan,  and a very enjoyable evening  was spent, the party only dispersing at the early hour of  1:30 a. m.   Can anyone imagine any telegraph operator in charge of any  station throughout the province  being unaware of the existence  of the Bella Coola telegraph line?  Yet such is the case.    This unenlightened individual who has been  the cause of a considerable financial loss to one of our local subscribers occupies the position of  operator at Alberni.    This obtuse  person, after receiving and delivering several wires from our  friend   at   Bella   Coola,   when  handed a wire for transmission  to Bella Coola kindly informed  the  party wishing to send the  message, that there was no telegraphic communication to Bella  Coola,   and   that   the   message  must be sent to Vancouver and  forwarded from there by steamer.    This may, perhaps, be taken  as evidence of the urgent need  of some measure to protect the  public from the consequence of  the ignorance of some govern-  officials.       Last Sunday's steamer brought  ten Chinamen for the local cannery, where work is being rushed  in preparation for thecommence-  of fishing.  Come!  <"������������-><"������0- <"!  <-���������������  Tickets now on sale at 50c.  Children, half price.  Local Consei  that there wi  town when Mr. William Manson  our representative at Victoria  arrives.  Among the many matters to  be placed before the member are:  The clearing of streets in the  governmenttownsite; rebuilding  of the wharf, allowing accommodation for the landing of small  boats; trails in the Upper Valley;  a bridge   over   the  Nootsatsum  !    (ttlmrrh Nnttn*  ���������vat i ves are saying 11  . be a busy time in j v  Public Worship of God.  2:30 p.m.  7:30 p.m.  Sunday School  Church Service  Preacher for Suntlay-  W. H. Gibson.  Rev.  Rev. T. C. Colwell, B. A.. Paslor  ���������'<**  Shushartie Bay  (FROM OUR KliSIDENT CORRESPONDENT)  The advent of the boisterous  month of March finds many of  the   neighboring   settlers   busy  getting the land into shape for  their garden stuff. To quite a  number this will be a trial year;  others, who have tested the  growing capacity of their cultivated patches, are looking forward toa successful resultof their  effort. Nobody, however, is inclined to doubt the fertility of  the soil of Northern' Vancouver  Island, and everyone reposes  great confidence in the.future.  Speculation 'is rife, of course,  regarding the road question with  all sections, feeling anent bridges and trails is but one degree  less keen. Nevertheless, we  have an abiding faith in Mr.  "Mike" Manson, and our perspective of the rosy glow of the  time to come is unshaken. Yet  last year's fatalities on this coast  go to show the crying, need of a  means of transportation other  than the present one. The existing mail service, though excellent, enough in its despatch, is  fraught with unthinkable hazards. Old Mother Cary demands  too heavy a toll���������five lives in one  year is a frightful price to pay.  The road, when completed, will  be a monument to those who  died���������we speak of them with all  due respect���������Messrs. Evans, 0-'-  Connell and Schultz. Let us  hope there will be no more!  There was another bachelor's  dance last week at Fisherman's  Cove, which I regret being unable to attend. Still, I hear it  was a great success. The surpassing arrangements and the  excellent musical program usually proved would doubtless render  it so. There are some beautiful  dancers in the settlement and  everyone is enthusiastic. Mrs.  R. F. Warren, who takes a keen  interest in these functions, has  been unable to attend some of  the more recent ones owing to  her presence at Shushartie. The  loss is to Fisherman's Cove.  The first general meeting of  the Nahwitti and Strandby Farmers' Institute was held at Nahwitti River on Saturday the 7th  inst. The attendance, consequent no doubt to the inclement  weather, was only moderate.  Mr. J. W. McLean presided.  The minutes having been read  and discussed, business���������mainly  the approval of the constitution  and bye-laws drawn up at the  previous meeting of the executive���������was proceeded with. The  president outlined the uses of  the Institute and touched upon  the constitution of the body according to the Act. On the motion of several members additional riders were appended to the  existing bye-laws. These latter  and the constitution formally  approved, the date of the annual  meeting was decided on; and a  quarterly meeting was proposed  and carried after a little dissen-  tion. Other details received attention and following a somewhat lively and lengthy discussion on a minor matter the  meeting adjourned.  The proceedings throughout  were marked by good will and  even temper. The president congratulated the members present  upon the success of the occasion.  to Advertise.   An ad. in the Courier never fails to bring results.  Give us a trial. (  THE BEST WEEKLYN  IN NORTHERN B. C.)  Let us publish your Land Notices. i ������ Jit  m  at  'y  ', '��������� A  . \m   ii rfl  111  ���������IS !  Ii  al  llll  lllil  1  4  !!>  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1 Year. $1-00  6 Months    0-75  3 Monthi .."...'    0.50  United States  1 Year S1-50  United Kingdom  1 Year $2-00  Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscribers not receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at once. Changes in address should be  Bent in as soon as possible.,  For Advertising. Rates,  Apply' at  Office.  To Courespondents���������While unobjectionable anonymous 'communications will be published, the  name and address of every writer of such letters  \     must be given to the editor. '  '    The Editor reserves the right to refuse pubh-  1 cation of any letter.    All manuscript^ writer's  risk. >  *Yanconver Office - - 317-323 Cambie St.  SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 1914.  If a Corporation Cannot Support Itself, Let It Move Oat.  ���������Webster.  One,of the excuses offered by  Conservative newspapers as to  why the government of British  Columbia should guarantee trie  bonds of the Canadian Northern  ,,- Railway Company, is that by so  doing, the government enables  the company to borrow money  for the construction of their road  at a cheaper rate. The argument  is, that this will mean that the  ��������� people living in Vancouver will  get lower freight rates from the  East.  No sacrifice seems too great to  make in order thatthe people of  / Vancouver.may be benefitted.  * -    The jest of the Province, PARTICULARLY    THE .; NOFjTH,  "  must in :the meanwhile do without developments.  The southern portion of the  province has the votes and on  that account is being, and has  been for years, pandered to by  the McBride government.  Truly, the people of Vancouver  are solely in need of cheap everything just now, not only freight  . rates, but that is the faWt of no  one but themselves.  The question arises, would the  fact of Mackenzie & Mann putting some, of their own money into the construction of their road  or borrowing money on their own  account for that purpose, necesr  sarily mean high freight rates?  Would the cost of construction,  operation and maintenance be  greater if paid for without government assistance than with it?  We fail to see why it should be.  Yet this is precisely the data on  which freight and passenger  rates are based.  The Conservative organs that  are putting forward this strange  argument are of that class that  will argue anything, no matter  how ridiculous, so long as they  are well paid for so doing.  The fact is that Canadian Northern bonds do not look good to  financial men.    Financiers have  become dubious as to the soundness of the investment.    For that  reason   the   Province   is  being  "made the goat," by being burdened with the responsibility for  the indebtedness of this railroad  company that otherwise can no  longer find credit with the money  markets of the world.  The section of this  road  be  tween Yellow Head Pass and  Kamloops is a, very expensive,  piece of work and cannot be expected to pay for years to come.  The section from Kamloops to  Vancouver parallels an existing  road. The Island section is entirely problematical as regards  being a paying concern.  The ferry service between Victoria and English Bluff will be  just a bluff for years to come,  but as a pre-election promise it  has already worked its purpose  as far as McBride is concerned.  As a business proposition this  McBride, Mackenzie and Mann  railway in British Columbia looks  like a fake scheme from first to  last, conceived1 for the sole pur-  purpose of booming real estate  prices in the southern cities.  The people Voted for high property values. It tickled their  vanity. We wonder what they  think about present conditions as  a consequence of.their folly?  To us, the,average real estate  man in Vancouver and Victoria  looks, pretty' down-in-the-mouth  about something. We wonder  what it is?  Scores of small business nouses  have gone to the wall, and the  large houses that succeeded in  weathering the storm are all  tight pinched. So much for the  prosperity , ensuing from Mc-  Bride's C- N. R. project up to  date.  Not satisfied with handing over  the best and most accessible of  our agricultural land to speculators,' McBride is taxing the people to the actual limit. - Finally,  as a master-stroke he mortgages  the .Province, to the extent. of  hundreds of dollars for every  man, woman and child of its inr  habitants, in order to bolster up  tha.credit of a company which  dare not; go to the.money markets of the world on the strength  of its own bona-fides.  o     o     o     o     o  . It may take some time for the  real facts to overtake the widely  circulated misrepresentations of  the official slanderers of National  Transcontinental Railway and of  the Laurier government's connection therewith. But the facts  in refutation are being gradually  forced from a reluctant government, and are being made public  in a series of official replies by  the ministers to questions from  Liberal members.  One of the main charges contained in the press report handed  but by the government was that  the former National Transcontinental commissioners had paid  over to two parties the sum of  $740,000 as a "rake-off" for their  share of the profit on two large  contracts sublet to other firms. '  It was deliberately stated that  the former commission had held  back ten per cent, of the monies  due to the latter contractors and  had paid it oyer to these two  parties as clear profit, without  the latter having turned a spade.  Replying to a question, the  acting minister of railways, Hon.  Dr. Reid, declared that this  statement was entirely untrue.  For a Royal Commission or a  Government to deliberately publish such an absolute "misrepresentation ' '���������not to use a stronger  word���������is without parallel in the  history of Canada.  From this one fact alone may  be judged what reliance can be  placed on the fairness and truthfulness of the whole report.  o     o     o     o     o  Why. not call those railway experts, Messrs. Lynch-Staunton  and Gutellius, to the bar of the  House. A short examination into their qualifications for the  work they undertook would be  interesting, and woul d add a little  excitement to what appears likely to be a hum-drum session.  o     o     o  - o     o  How many times have we been  given to understand that the  Province has outstanding to it  $13,000,000 on account, of land  sales, drawing interest at six  per cent. ? Is this interest being  collected? We see nothing under this heading in.the estimated  receipts for the year .1914-15.  The amount due will be.$780,000.  Perhaps Mr. Manson, when he  comes, will be able to give us  some information on this point.  It will be remembered'that the  Premier justified the government's failure to enforce payment on the land by declaring  that the arrears bore interest at  six per cent.  If neither the principle nor interest is being collected we actually have presented various parties with $13,000,000 worth of  land.  The people of Canada are sincerely mourning the death of Sir  George Ross.  Canada has produced few, if  any, more gifted men. With no  advantages, natural talents excepted, save those of his own  creation, he rose from teacher of  a country school to the leadership of the Liberal party in the  Senate.  It lias been said of Sir George  that he was the one speaker in  Canada who ranked with Lord  Roseberry. His style of oratory  was entirely distinct from that  of the Eastern schools exemplified in the speeches of French-  Canadians . and men from the  Maritime Provinces, and he  leaves no successor in Canada.  Sir George was an honor to the  party with;which he was so long  'associated,- and a credit to the  public life of the Dominion. To  him the Country owed much.  Editor,'  Bella Coola Courier.  Sir���������Havingsubscribed for and  read the Courier since its first  issue, I take this opporturiitytof  congratulating you on the good  work you have done, and while  wishing you continued success I  request that you will find space  for these few remarks.  Some time ago I happened to  read in a Vancouver paper, a  speech by Mr. H. S. Clements in  which he claimed that everything  good that ever happened in Canada emanated from the minds of  Conservatives. This is of course  not worth discussing.  ��������� Here in Bella Coola Valley exactly the opposite rule applies.  Who ever heard of anything of  benefit to this community originating from a Conservative source:  True we have had a Conservative  club for many years, but what  it has ever done to warrant its  existence has not yet come to  light. Neither individually or  collectively have the Conservatives of this place ever shown  any activity in advancing.the interests of the community. Witness the Colony Hall at Hagensborg, the telephone system, the  hospital and many other things.  What part have the Conservatives played in these matters?  It is not by their idleness alone  that the local Conservatives have  retarded progress in the valley,  but more by their wonderful  faculty of "knocking," and so  destroying that which it required  much honest effort to acquire. ���������  Six years ago, some of the sett-,  lers decided that the time had  come when a resident doctor was  Saturday, March 21  Popular  and   Useful  Gifts  A Birks* Watch, Chain or Fob  U/ATPHFQ for Men and Boys, in a great variety f,|  TTnivii-J styles, but all warranted to be-reliable  timekeepers. We have many fine grades in men's Thin  Models, as well as in Models especially intended for  Doctors, Merchants, Ranchers and Lumbermen.  W ATfHFS for Ladies in the "ewesf popular case dp.  TT/-- vi-i-kJ signs.    Our Catalogue shows a very fine  line of Bracelet Watches.    The bracelet watch is now the  most fashionable with ladies of all lands.  IN FOBS AND CHAINS ^^^ffc^  and our Catalogue illustrates a very representative display of our stock.    See pages 21, 22, 26, 40 and 41.  Write for our Catalogue which contains everything  worth while in the jewelry line.  -4B_  HENRY BIRKS & SONS, LTD.  JEWELLERS AND SILVERSMITHS  Vancouver, B. C.  GEORGE E. TROREY  Managing Director  ���������&/'  The Bank of British North America  /1 Mmi  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  Accounts opened for amounts of $1 and upwards.    No notice  required.for withdrawing.  DRAFTS, MONEY ORDERS, LETTERS OF CREDIT and  TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES issued, negotiable anywhere  dm  COLLECTIONS  made  at lowest rates.  Agents and Correspondents  in every part of the world.  Agents for  DEN  NORSK E  CREDIT BANK  J. N. CRAN, Manager  Bella Coola Branch  needed, and set about doing  something.  The men entrusted with the  work labored conscientously and  with considerable success. They  sedured a doctor, a doctor's house  and a hospital were built and  everything went well, slowly but  none the less surely.  Just at this time the thought  struck the Conservative element  that they would try their ..hands  at running things, seeing that  the hard work was done. How  they have run hospital matters  for the past three years and with  what disastrous results is too  well known locally to need mention.  The original hospital board,  among other things, secured  through the Hon. H. E. Young,  under whose care the many small  ht  x~*&,  hospitals along the coast cor  a sum of $500 per year fui ' , v   :$������  resident doctor. ~S^M  Now Wm. Manson and his p. J|.j*|H  have  succeeded   in  having .  amount of this annual grant  duced to $300.    This is the*  Mr., Manson seeks to wreak  vengeance on a people who I.  plainly shown that they havt  further use for him as their p.  liamentary representative.  The hard work in connectu  with the hospital was accompli  ed before Wm. Manson \\>  foisted onto the Skeena di^tn  as government agent, and heh.  set about deliberately to undo.  The government was prepare  to assist the old hospital boa-  even further, and would i  doubtedly have done so had r  the appearance of Mr. Mans  -1 *���������  \>&  > r     i  ���������*!__  V     i    8  BRAID'S BEST-  TEA   COFFEE   SPICES  FLAVORING   EXTRACTS  Are ABSOLUTELY PURE and conform with the Government  Standards absolutely  Wm. Braid & Co. Vancouver, b. c.  Kemp's INVALID PORT  A SUPERIOR  MEDICATED  WINE  Unsurpassed as a  TONIC,  STIMULANT  AND  INVIGORATOR  J        4      rw* _. I A. J      Wholesale  Distributors  . A. Jepoorten Ltd.,Vancouver,b.c  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  *    Boscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICK  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S. S/VENTURE*Leaves Vicloria every We,lnesday-  --*- * ���������   ���������.Leaves Vancouver every Thursday at 11 p.m.  LEAVES BELLA COOLA SUNDAY MORNING.  S. S. "Capilano" or S. S. "Coquitlam" also call with  Gasoline and Explosives by special arrangement.  For rates of Freights, Fares arid other information, apply ,0  I-Ikao Okficik, Carraix St., Vancouver ; or John IUunsi.kv,  1003 Government St., Victoria.  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY,  __J!������& r ������ JJfi  f Saturday,  March 21,   1914  m"     ���������  BELLA   COOLA   COURIER  i * Vf?lSon the scene blocked all progress..  J'mi with the result that the men who  HI had the work, in hand dropped  ifW#;iout in disgust.    The Conserva-  ^'%li tives  have run the  thing ever  ������    since and with as little credit to  1   themselves   as   benefit   to   the  ,f|"     place.  By some mistake three Liberals have been now allowed to get  back on the hospital board, and  .to'get even with the people who  i'efected   them   Mr.   Manson   at  * Office had the doctor's allowance  Mduced.from $500 to $300.  mmmlt ��������� UP to this community to  'YKee that no Liberals are elected  '$_K{-0 the board next year or Wm.  *" 'f  Manson may have the remaining  stingy $300.wiped off the estimates, and-Bella Coola will then  ^ minus a doctor.  OLD-TIMER.  Editor,  Bella Coola Courier.  Sir���������I hear a bridge is being  built across the mouth of the  Bella Coola River, and like the  Chinaman, I want to know "what  for." Since there is only one  family living across on the south  side we can hardly expect that  the government would build a  bridge for them. When the petitions which the bulk of the  settlers have put before the government of much needed improvements up the valley, and  when a number of settlers have  been here. 10 years and not even  got, a wagon road. What then  is the reason that this much  maligned government is shedding its bankrupt bounty, unasked,  unbooked for, undesired?  Let me put the question Mr.  Editor, at whose instigation and  for what reason  is this bridge  being built?  J. C.  Atnarko, B. C.  The Courier deems it its duty  as a public journal to publish all  letters received which have any  bearing at all on matters of public interest. We cannot give our  correspondent J. C. the information he desires, and can only advise him to address any enquiries  regarding public works to the  local Conservative Association,  whose duty it is to know everything in regard to these matters  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING RIGHTS u/ the Dominion, in  ^ Manitoba, Saskatchkwan and Ai.iikkta,  the V iikon TwturroitY. the Noktii-wkst Tkuui-  TOitlKS und in a portion of the i'KoviNCK of  Kkitihh Columbia, may be letineci for a term of  twenty-one yearn ut an nnnuul rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2.5G0 acres will he least*I  to one applicant.  ,  Application for a lease must be mnrie by the  applicant in penton to the AKent or Sub-Afcent  of the (liBtrict in which the ripchlH applied for  are aitunted.  In Hurveyptl territory the land muHl he de-���������  Bcribed by Hectionu, or leptal aulxliviHioiiK of sections, and in unmirveyed territory the tract ;ip-  rilied for ahull be staked out by the applicant  himself. ,  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of $5 which will be refunded if the riKhts  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 pei'Bon operating the mine shall furnish  the A������ent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the"royalty thereon. If the coal minintr riuhts  are not being operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mininfc rii;hts  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 amplication should he  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Aj?ent or Sub-AKent  of Dominion Lands.  w. w: CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B.���������Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������306'JO."  Ow  ���������(>-<  MM  ���������t0  0  To Land Seekers, Campers,    why Pack Your outfits  PrOSpeCtOrS,   EtC- Further Than Necessary?  _���������������________  a  WE CARRY COMPLETE LINES OF THE FOLLOWING AT BELLA COOLA PRICES:  GROCERIES TENTS DRY GOODS HARDWARE  CAMPERS' SUPPLIES PACKERS' REQUISITES  HAY  AND   GRAIN  Bella Cook Mercantile Co. ? Hagensborg  12 Miles from Bella  Coola and on Direct  Route to the Interior  OH  ���������< )-OBSS-O ���������___���������() ___-<>_BE_-0_a__ o-t  ���������<M  rO*  ������M  KM  O-___-<0  WANTED  Listing of Lots and Acreage  in'Bella Coola and Valley.  Give full particulars.  Price, Title, etc., to  MARTIN J   RAVEY  826 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B.C.  B. FILLIP JACOBSEN  Agent for and Owner of  FARM, TMBER LANDS AND WATER POWER  IN BELLA COOLA AND VICINITY  CJ After a residence of 30 years I have acquired  a thorough  knowledge  of  the whole   coast  of  Bntish Columbia,  and  can  give  reliable information of the different resources at almost any  point in this part of the province.     All information strictly guaranteed.  B. FIL1 .IP JACOBSEN, Bella Coola, B. C.  TEN ACRE FARMS A SPECIALITY  BUSINESS CARDS  Here's a photo of a  plain everyday man in  a "Fit-Rite" suit.  Looks well dressed  doesn't he?  So will you if you  wear���������  "Fit-Rite"  Geoffrey K. Burnett   D. J. McGugan  C.E., B.C.L.S., B.A.S.C.. B.C.L.S.,  ASS. M. CAN. SOC. C.E.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  (Late Hill & Burnett)  CIVIL ENGINEERS and  B. C. LAND SURVEYORS  Grand View Hotel, Bella Coola, B. C.  City address���������New Westminster, B.C.  P. O. Box 886. Telephone 232.  J. A. LEROY PhoneSey. 9387 ->��������� NATION  BUS  MEETS"alTTbOATS AND TRAINS  Hotel Winters  COR. ABBOTT AND WATER STREETS  VANCOUVER, B. C.  r  r������  EUROPEAN   PLAN   HOT AND COLO WATER  $i;00 TO $2.50      STEAM   HEATED  ROOMS WITH BA TH  EGi.G-O  BAKING  POWDER  PURE in the Can and  SURE in the  Baking  NOT MADE BY A TRUST  Made in Canada  Sold by all first-class Grocers  Satisfaction Guaranteed  or money back  (t  MRS. J. CLA YTON s1  *\  'slablished  864  Dry Goods  Boots and Shoes  Groceries and General Merchandise  Hardware H Surveyors', Loggers'  and Packtrain Supplies a Speciality  !^  FURS Bought and Sold   BELLA  COOLA, B. C.  J  ���������J)  (���������(>���������  ���������<>���������<  ������������������<  w  ���������<  )  H    )  <  >  KW  IS  HOE  Fur Sales Agency  c    c  '600 dealers" and trappers of B. C, ! j ?  Yukon and Alaska have taken advant-1 I I  age of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years,   f    0  Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20  of the biggest fur buyers in Ihe 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.  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous  Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland.  WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO  WE   SHIP   PROMPTLY        '  O     O  c ��������� o  I I   758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.   ������  KM  KM  K    M  K    >���������<  K    M  K    M  K    M  K    M  K)<  J-HO  The Irishman in  France  had  "s������"Ch? W VII fSt!UrrLE^OS^"^SALES  wid shillalahs."     "That won't! AGENCY, LID.  do," said his seconds.    "As the j 54 powell ST., Vancouver, b. c.  challenged party, you have the;  right to choose  the  arms, "but; (o  chivalry demands that you should !  decide upon a weapon with which  Frenchmen are familiar."     "Is  that so ? indade,  HOE  generous Irishman.   "Then we'll  retorted the l foight it out wid guillotines."  For Purity and Sweetness  PASCALL'S  Chocolates and Confections are Nutritious  and Delicious  SOLD BY ALL  FIRSTCLASS GROCERS AND CONFECTIONERS  urs  Highest market prices paid.  Fair grading given.  EXPRESS CHARGES PAID  ON ALL SHIPMENTS.  Prompt returns. Write for  Price List and Shipping Tags  to���������  B.LEVINSON  281-83 Alexander Ave.  WINNIPEG  Animals, Birds, Fish  and all kinds of  Game Heads  Mounted True to  Nature  Hides tanned and made  into Rugs and Robes  All work strictly first - class  A. Mittler  *i  EXPERT  TAXIDERMIST  728 Helmcken Street  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Watches and Clocks  Repaired  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  CHARLES TAYLOR  BELLA COOLA,  B.C.  \> <Jf <H><������������  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OF   COAST���������RANGE   III.  Takk Notice that Walter F. Brydon  iif Schooner Passage, occupation engineer, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  south-west corner of an Island situate  about one mile distant and in a westerly direction from Fast Bella Bella Cannery, Bella Bella, B.C., thence north  live '���������Mains, thence east ten chains,  thence south five chains, thence west  ten chains along shore line to point of  commencement, including whole Island.  WALTER F. BRYDON.  Patronize Home Industry  and Buy RAMS AYS'  Biscuits, Candy, Macaroni  New Orleans Molasses  Manilla Drips  Imperial Maple Syrup  Ramsay Bros. & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  I>:itiv  Itli M.'irWi. 1911.  March 1 l--May 10.  Drummer: "Don't you have  old-fashioned barn dances any  more? "  Lew Lucas: "'Nope. Now we  call 'em garage socials. "--Judge. 'a1  BELLA. COOLA COURIER  Saturday, March 21,  SV'V   pi  i  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  m  ' i r  ������s  _  _OE  HOE  ~>  _,  <sE  Men's,  Child  adies an  a  ren s  oes  HOE  ->   C  HOE  ry Goods  roceries  9  <_  &  9  aroware  ^  hoe  nor:  &  Men's Suits, Shirts  and Underwear  _OE  HOE  W  Pack and Riding Saddles  TENTS  Camp, Heating and Cook Stoves  WE  CARRY  A  LARGE  STOCK  OF  FANCY AND  STAPLE  GROCERIES AT LOWEST   PRICES  Settlers, Prospectors and Campers  Supplies  B.  BRYNILDSEN  8c  CO.  BELLA  COOLA, B.C.  1$  Maekay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Wholesale  ������>/? r GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  Shirts  Pants  "Mackinaw" Overalls  Sample Room at Prince Rupert  ������  THE Manufacturers of all  MOONEY BISCUIT high^g^^scuits  ���������___.������������������������________,��������� ..    and CANDiES    ..  MOONEY'S SODAS and  PILOT BREAD  &CA  VANCOUVER, B.C.  THE   BEST  YET'  Eventually You Will Use  Prairie Pride Flour  Every Sack Guaranteed  Your Money Refunded If Not Satisfied  Why Not Now?  Ask your dealer.    On sale at  all first-class Grocers  Made by MEDICINE  HAT   MILLING   CO., LIMITED  MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT OF COAST���������RANGE II.  Take Notice that George Simpson  McTavish, of Victoria, B. C., occupation canneryman, intends-?to apply for  permission to purchase the following described land: .  Commencing at a post planted about  ten chains distan.t in a westerly direction from an unnamed creek emptying  in Victoria Cove, Rivers Inlet, thence  south 20 chains, thence east 40 .chains,  thence north 20 chains,'thence west 40  chains following shore to point of commencement, containing 80 acres, more  or less.  GEORGE SIMPSON McTAVISH.  Mar. 7-May 9.  Miles In Many Countries.  In England a mile means the  familiar 1,760 yards, but in Ireland it means 2,240 yards, and  in the Highlands it may mean  the old Scots mile of 1,976 yards.  In Switzerland the hardy mountaineers think 9,153 the proper  thing, even when, as it generally  is, it is very much up-hill.    The  Swiss is the longest mile of all,  being followed  by the Vienna  post mile of 8,296 yards.    The  Flemish mile is 6,869 yards, the  Prussian 8,237 yards, and in Denmark, they walk 8,244 yards and|  call it a stroll of a mile.    The!  Arabs call  2,143 yards  a mile, j  while .the   Turks   are   satisfied J  with 1,826 yards, and the Itali-j  ans  shorten   the  distance of a!  mile to 1,776. I  HUGHES BROS.    r i  BIG  LIQUOR STORE J  Wines, Liquers and Cigars ^  WE    SHIP    EVERYWHERE \  Send for free price list with shipping  instructions _���������  _____ . _ . _ ^  105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C. J  j *****  \4  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  ^H*  IF YOU GET IT AT  PLlM LEY'S   IT'S ALL  RIGHtHS  The  Call  of the  Open  Comes with the months of spring and at Plimley's  everything is ready for the Cyclist and the Motorist.  The 1914 "Indian" Motor Cycles; The 1914 "Overland" Cars and the new cycle models by the world's  leading makers all await your choice.    Send for free  Catalog today.  730  YATES  Street  TH0S. PLIMLEY  VICTORIA, B. C.  727-735  Johnson  Street  10 in. Hand Made Logger  "BEST FOR THE WEST"  E CO. LTD.  .. Largest Shoe ..  Manufacturers on  the Pacific Coast  SUBSCRiTTON  RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One Year $1.00  Six Months  0.75  Three Monteis ���������  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year  .$2.00  i.      m ���������   ' ______  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 iindi mail today, with amount of subscription cncIontJ  ��������������������������������������������� ���������        --       -���������        ���������--  ___-___.__w������^


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