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 ?*  1  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND  FISHING.  {^^gj["(iritiMiiiiii0||)������������iiiiiiMifl|jjIi������ciijiai)j*f'^iit������a������tnti^  WEATHER REPORT FOR JANUARY.  Compiled   by  Mr. C. H.  Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 16.    Minimum, 9.  Highest Max. (1st) 31.    Lowest Min. (24th) 15  below zero.   Rainfall, nil. Snow, 9.50 inches.  Rainfall for the year (1915)  34.33 inches.  se;  OK-  VOL. 4^-NO. 20  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, <MARCH 4, 1916.  $1.00 a Year  MRE  OVES  3ck  si's  ear  ost  i's,  3es  6s-  igs  ���������'.������  dies  .ill  'er  lit-  ns  jtions  sorts  jck  i.c  .' At>*&  T^ifmfc Struggle Going on for Verdun  '^H^ENORMOUS' LOSSES ON BOTH SIDES  Paris,*March 1.���������Bombardment .'to the north of Verdun continues  with great intensity. East of Meuse the Germans are making  violent attacks, and near the village of Douamont fighting came  to a hand-to-hand encounter. The Germans were finally repulsed  witrTenormous losses to both sides. After an intense artillery fire  the Germans succeeded in firing the village of Manheulles. The  French made a counter attack and regained all the lost ground.  In Lorraine the Germans succeeded in taking a small section of the  FrenchTtrenches, but were soon driven out.  *        t    <  -*7 <���������*   *a ��������� .   <*-������5;y00 Germans Killed To-Date in Supreme Effort  -Amsterdam, March1.��������� Inone of the bloodiest battles:.of the war  -nowSaJiiig at Verdun the Germans are making a determined and  'supremgtffort to break through the French lines. Intense fight-  in j'. hi3^b-33n going-on for a week and shows as yet no signs.of  abltingivl-In this one battle the number of German casualties, irre-  spective'Jbf the great number of wounded, captured and missing,  are������'45;Sp9 killed to-date.    Some idea of the terribleness of the  ..orb&femay be formed from the fact that one regiment was organ-  ^'^|f|$m the remnants of ten others.  S. S. Camosun arrived on her  southbound trip on Saturday  morning at 5 o'clock having  nearly regained her schedule  time.  The passengers arriving were:  A. H. Tomlinson, provincial assistant horticulturist. H. E.  Walker, provincial agriculturist,  I. Jacobsen, fur buyer, and F.  Broughton.  Mrs. Davidson and children  left for Vancouver after a protracted visit with her parents,  Mr. and - Mrs. A. K. Oveson of  Hagensborg. -  caseof killing game outof season.  He arrested Charles Ostrom and  brought him before Mr. Gibson,  justice of the peace, who found  him guilty of violation of the  Game Act to the tune of $75.00.  ... Mr. Ostrom, in common with  many others, finds that meat  comes very high in this neck of  the woods.  Falls, be a thing of the past. Mr.  A. B. Martin, the manager, says  that Ocean Falls will require all  l' o garden truck Bella Coola can  raise for years to come. He recommended that Bella Coola ap-  them to appoint the committee.  The meeting will be held at  the Mackenzie School, Wednesday evening, March Sth, at 7:20  p. m.  The interest we have for the  *w-  Freirch Cruiser Sunk  ?4afis������March 1.���������The French  crufserjjrovence was sunk in the  Mediterranean on Saturday. The  estimated number "of survivors  are 870.-"' Her gross tonnage was  13,75fetbns. She had been re-  quisitioned by the French govern-  mentfor naval service.  -h-s^p:  ay  Britain's Losses for February  \Lotfdpn, March 1.���������Britain's  casualties in all war areas during  thVm'onth of February totalled  739:officers and 17,847 men.  ������������������OT:'**!  NcKDecision Reached  ^ Submarine Policy  /Washington, March 1.���������Ger-  many's^latest submarine communication was discussed in detail  at a cabinet meeting held today  and also at a separate conference  between President Wilson and  Secretary of State Lansing. No  conclusion was reached.  New; York, March 1. ��������� Two  Italian "steamers with mounted  gunsaboai'd were allowed to clear  today on assurances made by the  Italian government that the armament was for defensive purposes only.  Britain's Credit Unimpaired  London, March 1.���������Chancellor  of the exchequer, McKenna,  stated today that Great Britain's  personal national expenditures  f.or the-year are ������1,509,000,000.  He also said that Great Britain  has maintained her credit unimpaired throughout the war.  ��������� ..It ;was announced in the House  tha������the Italian government has  requisitioned 34 of the 39 ships  interned in Italian ports.  Henry Jam is, the great novelist, is dead.  Captures at Erzerurr*  Petrograd, March 1.--The result of operations around Erze-  rum is officially announced as:  235 officers, 12,753 men, and 323  guns being captured. Pursuit of  Turkish troops continues.  Germany to  Try New  Submarine Warfare  B,erlin, March 1.���������Information  received from high authority is  to'the effect-that the new German  submarine warfare will'positively be put into effect-midnight  February 29.  Fighting onlsonzo Front  Rome, March 1. ���������Along the  Isonzo-front artillery duels and  small infantry engagements occurred. Near Lucinico we took  150 prisoners after a severe conflict. East of Vermilgiano we  put the enemy to flight.  Campaign Against Villa  New Orleans, March 1.���������Felix  Diaz, with ten thousand men, is  preparing for a campaign against  General Villa.  Vancouver By-Election  Vancouver, Feb. 28.���������The final  count shows the result of the by-  election in Vancouver last Saturday^ to be���������  Macdonald - 9592  Tisdall - 5432  Taylor -   133  Tisdall states: "Defeat by combination of circumstances such  as hard times and a desire to  have Opposition in the House."  Macdonald says: "It was an  honest expression of opinion and  a sign of a political revolution in  the province."  Mr. I. Jacobsen of the firm of  Jacobsen, Goldberg & Co., Vancouver, dealers in furs, is in  town in the interests of his firm.  He says that there is a good lot  of furs in the country and that  in some kinds the market prices  are fairly good.  The enterprising merchants of  Hagensborg, MacKay & Brink,  are at,present having a quantity  of ice cut and stored in anticipation of warmer weather.  Fred Covey of South Bentink  Arm fame, arrived in town Tuesday morning in the face of a  strong wind. After, laying in a  stock of supplies he returned to  take up his work of supplying  the Ocean Falls Co. with logs.  WELL KNOWN LOGGER .FOUND  '        FROZEN TO DEATH  West Hartrem of Kimsquit, on  landing at the long point in  Labouchere Channel on February 25th found on entering the  abandoned loggers' cabin at that  pHce the dead body of a man  frozen to death. Mr. Hartrem  on making the ghastly find left  immediately,, for Bella Coola  where he notified Constable  Broughton. Mr. Broughton went  out there on Monday. Upon examination he found that the deceased was a logger by the name  of Axel Anderson and that he had  .been deadabout three weeks.  It seemed that he had landed  at. the. place in an exhausted condition and, apparently, he had  been unable to make a fire of  sufficient size to warm him up,  nor to collect the boughs usually  used in the making of a bed. He  had tried to remove his shoes  and socks to have his feet thawed  out, but.had failed. The body  was brought in to Bella Coola on  the 29th. Rev. Gibson officiated  at the funeral at Bella Coola and  points an agent who will take the I soldiers will be shown in the size  business   in  hand.    Mr.  Martin ! ������ftheattendance at this meeting;  wants to open business relations j therefore, everybody must ccme,  at once by having prices submit-' 'adies as well as gentlemen.  ted.  FARMERS' MEETINGS.  A. H. Tomlinson, provincial  horticulturist, and H. E. Walker,  provincial agriculturist, have  been visiting various parts of  the settlement since their arrival  here Saturday morning. Last  Monday they' held two meetings  at the Colony Hall, H2ge-nsboig,  The first meeting was held in the  afternoon. It was called to order  at 2:30 p. m. by John Widsten,  the vice-president of the Farmers' Institute, who in a few opening remarks called attention to  the importance of more energetic  efforts being made towards the  clearing of land in order that the  cnltivated area be enlarged. He  then introduced Mr. A. H. Tom-  Are   You Interested?  It will be difficult for soldiers  returning from the war, whether  they are well, sick or disabled,  to adjust themselves to conditions which in many respects  will be new to them. They have  on enlisting renounced place and  position, on returning they will  find these places filled by others,  or they find themselves incapacitated by injuries received from  performing their former callirg.  The country owes it to them as  a debt th'at they be found suitable employment similar tc  that which they have given up,  and that they be taken care oi  as the wards of the nation. This  may be found a great problem j Hnson, who launched into an in-  which will tax the ingenuity, teresting and elucidating expo:  the patience and perseverance of jsition of how to raise and market  With the lengthening of days  and the beginning of spring our  constable,   Frank   Broughton,  i.    u    j~ ~t~���������i ~ .,   ,������������������i"'Rev- Sageng conducted the ser  seems to  be developing unusal *���������   ������  From   his   vantage  OCEAN FALLS RESUMING BUSINESS  At Ocean Falls a busy city will  shortly be brought into existence  as a result of the reorganization  now being effected of the pulp  and paper making plant there,  which has been taken over by the  Pacific Mills'Limited, a company  capitalized at $9,500,000.  Arrangements are now being  made for the erection of a paper  mill for the manufacture of that  commodity, in addition to pulp,  and the present plant, pulp mill  and sawmill is to be much improved. Before long, following  upon the large expenditure of  capital contemplated in the erection  of the  paper mill, and in  (Continued on page 4, column 2.)  vices at the Hagensborg cemetery.-  The late Axel Anderson was a  man well and favorably known  activities.  ground at Bella Coola he pounces  upon his prey at some out of the  wav place away from here, but!  the" victim is generally brought on this part of  the coast    He  to Bella Coola for further treat-! was about 55 *ears of a8"e' of ������  ,    , ...         rrU-         ,   good family in the old country,  ment or molestation.    This week fc J__ ;  J  he is off to Ocean Falls to bring      Gerhard,  the  12-year-old son  some culprit to justice. 0f a.  C. Christensen, met with  an accident on Tuesday. In helping some boys to unload a heavy  piece of timber from a wagon  which, proving too much for their  strength, slipped from the grasp  of one of them with the result  that Gerhard's hand was caught  under the timber and two bones  were broken near the base of the  little finger.  Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charlton  at their home, February 29th, a  son.  '  Ed. Grant, son of S. Le C.  Grant, who left Bella Coola to  enlist last December is already  on his way across the ocean to  join the forces at the front. He  has, as related in the letter we  published from him two weeks ago  joined the ammunition corps.  His brother Fred, who has been  onthejbjittle line quite a time,  writes praising the excellent  treatment the Canadian soldiers  are receiving from the military  authorities.  Frank Broughton returned from  Ocean Falls last week where ho  had been called to investigate a  them to whom the., task be delegated.  The government of the province has appointed a Returned  Soldiers Commission to supervise  this work. This commission has  decided that the men returning  shall find homes in the communities where they resided be-fore  enlisting. On arrivirg there a  committee organized for that  purpose shall receive these men  and lend them every assistance.  The primary object of the local  committee will be to find employment for all whoarealle to work  and to exercise supervision and  care of them, or in other words  "to look after them."  The government will, thrcrcl  the Provincial Commission, be in  constant touch with the local  committee and render any and  all  assistance   in   their   power;  potatoes.  As we intend to give a synopsis of the lectures given at these  meetings in future issues of the  Courier we will for the present  confine ourselves to the reporting of the meeting.  He was followed by Mr. H. E.  Walker, who told the faimcYs  how to carry on dairying. It'  seemed the audience never would  tire and told the speaker to go  on, but at 5 o'clock Mr. Walker  stopped and said he would try  and finish at the evening ses'sion.  The night was dark and the  road muddy, the result of which  was that there were a few persons less present at the evening  meeting than in the afternoon.  It was opened just before 8 o'clock by the chairman calling on  Mr. Tomlinson, who then discussed  fruit  culture.     He  was  such    as    finding   employment j followed   by   Mr.   Walker,   wT.o  where none can  be procured at; continued  his  talk  on dairying  West Hartrem of Kimsquit,  who is here on business is prevented by the strong wind from  returning home in his launch.  Bella Coola's great obstacle to  a more rapid development has  been its remoteness from markets andMnfrequency of steamboat service.  home, take care of the sick, give  technical training to the permanently disabled so they may  be able to do congenial and useful work, and to place in permanent homes or hospitals those  who will remain invalids for Hie.  The Provincial Returned Soldiers Commission has asked Mr.  Wm. Sutherland to see to it that  a committee such as indicated  above   be   ay pointed   for   Fella  i  j Coola and  the surrounding dis-  j trict.  j     He has decided to call a public  meeting to place the matter be  until ten o'clock. The chairman  in closing the meeting thanked  the speakers for the very able  and interesting way in which  they had handled the subjects  discussed. Before dispersing the  audience sang the National Anthem.  ���������������r>'<~8������">^<"**'55",c2flr> "<"s������,>>ct������">.<T o  Olhurrli Nnttn>  Sunday  School  Church Service  10:45 a.m.  7:30 p. m.  The matter of market will, with  fore the people for their in forma-  resumption of business at Ocean  tion   and   deliberation   and   for  t  Preacher:  Rev. llur.s Sageng, A. B.  All Are Welcome.  9  9  1  to Advertise.  If you want to reach the markets of Northern  THE BEST WEEKLY\  IN  NORTHERN  B. C.J  British Columbia advertise in the Courier. (THE BEST WEEKLY>V ,.  BELLA COOLA COURIER  Saturday,   March 4t /9  The C  ouner  such a cloud.    He must rouse  himself, assert his royal authori-  SUBSCRiPTION RATES:  Canada  1 Tear : "....- $1-00  6 Months    ��������� ...'     0.75  3 Months        0.50  United States  1  Year : $1.50  ,'         , United Kingdom  1 Year .\ ."���������....: $1-00  Subscriptions payable."-!!! advance.  Published Weekly at Bella Coola'by ty and give the.people the oppor-  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd. j       .     " ,     i.u���������:��������� ���������nfM  I tunity to express by their votes  the kind of legislation they want  in the next session of the legis-  lature. The people do not want  their present representatives any  longer. That point has been  settled by the result of the election in Vancouver.  The Result in Rossland.  The by-election in Rossland  resulted in the election of Lome  Campbell, the Conservative candidate, by a majority of twelve.  This will in no case minimize the  result recorded.against the government in Vancouver.  Vancouver was the home city  of the premier, his great strong-  '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.  Apply at  DECLINE SUBSTITUTES  To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name and addres3 of every writer of such letters  must be {riven to the editor.  Ihe Editor reserves the njrht to refuse publi-  citiun of tinyjettcr.    All manuscript at writer's  ���������   risk*. ,  >ahta popitlt sujiiTina rsl Ux"  SATURDAY, MAR. 4, 1916.  Forerunners^ of Victory.  The very large majority which  the Liberal candidate, Mr. M. A.  Macdonald received over his two  , , opponents in the by:election held  in Vancouver last Saturday was  rpore of a. victory for clean government than' the most optimistic Liberals could have anticipated. . _ "." : " .. '  '., Mr. Macdonald's vote was 9592;  ' .Tisdall's, 5432; and Taylor., 133."  ��������� -Macdonald,s majority over- Tis-  ��������� dall being 4160; Macdonald receiving almost two to one of  all the votes.cast!. ,  . , '',  ��������� Every lover of a, clean administration will rejoice in/this result  . a3 it.shows/the "determination, of  . -the1 people."to turn/out, of office  ��������� men ",who^'have\ squandered ��������� the  ; money and other resources of the  province in the past and-therefore cannot be trusted to turn  ***  ��������� over a new leaf and give us a  business   government   in    the  ��������� future, even if Mr'. Bowser assures the people that such would  be the case.  ��������� It must -not for a moment be  ���������assumed that the landslide in  . Vancouver is a victory of the  Liberal party over the Conservative. There was no issue of a  partisan nature of sufficient magnitude to divide the voters on  party.lines. Only the dyed-in-  tha-vvool Conservatives voted  with their party; but every^Conservative lover of clean, methods  in our administration who was  able to rise above party voted for  Mr. Macdonald as a protest  against the many iniquities of  -the McBride-Bowser government.  -��������� The example set by Vancouver,  it will be safe to say, will be followed by nearly every constituency in the province and the re-  suits of the general election will  be a rebuke to the old administration as decisive as the one received by the Roblin government  in Manitoba.  In the face of these facts it is  clear to every fairminded person  that the Bowser government has  lost the confidence of the coun-  ��������� try and that it is the duty of the  Lieutenant-Governor to dissolve  the parliament and order a general election forthwith.  The Lieutenant-Governor has,  in the last year, on account of  some acts of a seeming partisan  nature laid himself open to a  suspicion that he has been a pliable instrument in the hands of  the government. As matters are  shaping themselves now he cannot afford to rest longer undar  Moses B.   Cotsworth  . .._���������'    Vindicated.  Rev. A. E. Cooke in his speech  in the Dominion Hall, Vancouver,  hold. ' In the last election he had j pev,ruary A\ made'extensive re-  a greater majority than the other ferences to the libel case decided  members elected in- that city. 'against the authors, of- the pam-  The government candidate, Mr. !ph!et "The Crisis in B.C." It  Tisdall, is one of the most prom-J js not possible within the limits  inent and highly respected business men of the city; who, apart  from ' his connection with the  Bowser government, was one of  che most popular of Vancouver's  citizens- But he was judged by  the company he associated-with  and was turned down.  Lome Campbell occupied a  similar^ position in_ Rossland, a  mining centre in the Kootenay.  He had been Rossland's representative in the legislature for a  number of years, he had now  been elevated to the '-highly influential position of minister of  mines and he came to his constituency asking' its' endorsement. ���������  . Rossland" naturally believed  that its-member'-in his capacity  of ministerof mines would prove  a "very great help to its leading  industry and, therefore felt it  would be quixotic on it's part to  turn him down and so he was  returned, but the handicap of the  Bowser outfit was so strong  against him that his majority  was just large enough 'to elect  him. If there should be any  errors or irregularities discovered  the small majority of twelve may  be "wiped out.  - In any case the verdict is un-  of a short newspaper article lb  give a detailed account of the  evidence which the Ministers of  the Lower Mainland had in their'  possession to prove the truth of  the statement complained of by  Mr. A. Lucas in his suit against  the ministers. Suffice to say that  some of the evidence was barred  out by the court and some of the  other was contradicted by such  witnesses, as Sir Richard' McBride; Mr.'Mara, one of the members of the commissiqn who, with  Mr. Cotsworth, had dealt with  the -delinquencies of Mr. Lucas,  and by Mr. Lucas' own sons.'   ' '  Mr.. Cooke gave reasons sufficiently strong to convince his  audience, andwe think also those  who will "take the trouble to, re^ad  the speech, that they had good  grounds for making the' statement which, the court decided to  be libellous.  Mr: Cooke did not find fault  with the court or jury. The  weight of the evidence as given  by such witnesses as those mentioned above was against Cotsworth who had furnished the  ministers with the material for  "The Crisis in B.C."  It was in the interest of the  government and   all  the other  mistakeable, Bowser and his fol- witnesSes to throw discredit on  lowers must go. ., ., ,.  ���������., ���������    :-���������,.'.    .  the   authors   of   the   obnoxious  pamphlet.  That part of the trial where  It is a long lane that has-no  turn.  the judge in his charge to the  jury took occasion to speak disparagingly of Mr. Cotsworth's  character, we will quote, and is  according to stenographic report  of the trial as follows.   The judge  said:  "Who is  Mr. Cotsworth?  What has he said that you can  believe-in view of the evidence  that has been given here, from  the premier of our province down  to the last witness for the plaintiff?   There' is no use mincing  about it.    It is  for  you to say  whether Mr.' Cotsworth  is not  the ordinary everyday untruthful man.   That is the short word  for it." "Mr. Cooke "adds, and  when our counsel took-exception  to that last sentence, his lordship  replied,  "Yes,  I  meant a liar.  You can substitute that expression if you like."  After quoting the judge as here  stated Mr. Cooke presented to  his audience the evidence in his  possession of who Mr. Cotsworth  really is; arid this evidence was  furnished by learned societies  such as the British Association  for the Advancement of Science,  the Geological-Society of London, the Royal Society of Canada, and by great and prominent  men as.. Sir- Sandford Fleming,  Dr. Wilfrid Campbell,' Geo. Allen ���������  and Unwin, publishers; James  Birch, Lord Mayor of York,"  Richard Westrope, Sir .Wilfrid  Laurier, Hon. Sidney Fisher and  Hon.' H. E. Young. The query  now is: are we to believe that  Mr. Cotsworth whose whole life  in Britain; was a record of industry, intellectual.superiority and  irreproachable integrity, whose  most intimate ' friends in this  country testify to his moral char- ���������  acter in 'highest terms���������are we  to believe that he has suddenly  stultified his whole career and  become-a" common liar "and a  fraud; guilty even of perjury? j  The members of the Ministerial Union are not the gullible fools  the government and its friends  pretend that they are. j  The Conservatives in this pro-"  vince have   adopted   the   same  tactics as they of Manitoba.    In '  trying to turn the public's atten-=  tion-away from, the wrong doings'  of the machine  in  power they j  endeavor to besmirch theoharac-  ter of those who expose the rottenness of political conditions in  tut  Maekay Smith, Blair & Co.  Vancouver, b.c.  DRY  GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Manufactyrers  OF  "PRIDE OF THE  WEST"  BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  Send for Catalogue  MADE    IN    B. C."  Prompt Attention Given Letter Orc!e  the province.  The Conservatives of British  Columbia will meet the same fate  as their brethren in Manitoba,  and they deserve it.  The Kitsilano Deal.  In   two  very   recent   cases  brought before the courts of the  its members have rccc i\<,<H-5 ;  fvery   scathing   proneur.ccire*  from the presiding ju<l;:e.  Our readers will still remc-.,  ber the case related in ourct:  umns quite recently where D:  Young, then a member r.f fy  government, had received as;  gift $105,000 worth of stockim  ���������r*f���������-TT\  land the government and one of! coal company.    The court in  m  Spend Your Vacation in Bella Coola  where is found scenery unsurpassed  Mountaineering Amidst Eternal Snows  GRIZZLY BEARS, BLACK BEARS,  Goat's and Deer in abundance  ",���������������*������*  ei>-<  The reward of a three days' hunt In nature's wilds at BJIa Coola. ;'���������'������������������.  Trout in all the Streams Camping in a Fine Climate  Mr. Fred Hendricks, who has  had a wide and varied experience  throughout thecontinent in search  of large and' small game, offers  his services as guide and guarantees "game, or no pay."  Bella Coola" can be reached by  Union Steamship Co.'s steamers  from Vancouver every Thursday.  Two days' sail through scenery  rivalling the coast of Norway. A  bus^meets the steamer.  Modern Hotel accommodation, with hot and cold water, baths, etc., and  last  but not least Guides that will "guarantee*' game.  Write to F. Hendricks, P.O. Box 63, Bella Coola. B. C, as to the best time to hunt the various game  Gault Brothers Limited  WHOLESALE <LRY GOODS  361 Water Street        Vancouver, B. C.  % Qault Brothers for over 60 years haoe successfully  maintained wholesale warehouses throughout Canada  tfl The Vancouver stock is the largest and best assorted  stock on the Coast, in some cases the best west of Toronto  STAPLES  SMALLWARES  RIBBONS  Ready-to-Wear  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Mouse Furnishings  CARPETS  LINENS  DRESS GOODS  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED THE DAY RECEIVED  ^lli  HOI  3������C  HOE  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  Vancouver, Bella Coola and Prince Rupert  S. S. "CAMOSUN"  Leaves Bella Coola for Prince Rupert at G p. m. Thursday, March 2 and 16.  Leaves Bella Coola for Vancouver at 10 p. m.  Fri.by  February 25 and March 10.  ^J  S. S. "Coquitlam" sails from Vancouver  nightly, carrying Gasoline and Explosives, wil  at Bella Coola by arrangement.  For rates of Freights, Fares and other information, appb  Head Office, Cakrall St., Vancouver; or Geo. McGkk'-  agent,  1003 Government St., Victoria..  c;ii  lOL  hoc  i'i  "-ir2Jl  1  lf^*?/f>f?flK'  ,~���������,.���������,., nd 4. /9,{  Sdturday,'* March 4,  1916  BELLA   COOLA  COURIER  ���������HNGS  AND  CINAW  daring Judgment in the case  madg some very caustic remarks  onfthat deal indicating that he  did not believe this transfer of  stock had been made for friendships sake,, as "Dr. Young and  members of-the coal company  alleged.      ,- .,-���������  ���������The inference to be drawn from  the remarks of the judge would  be that'thedeal was for political  purposes; and it is presumed that  Hon.jiW. J. Bowser was afraid  that the transaction reflected  somewhat upon the integrity of  Dr. Young|an'dKtherefore found  it'ex'pe'dien'dfe'dismiss him from  :pedie  the cabinet. But knowing, that  he himself was not invulnerable  he appointed his late colleague  to the chairmanship, with a fat  salary, of a board to look after  the welfare of returned soldiers.  And now another case which  has been in the public eye a long  time.through the instrumentality  Of. the Liberal press, has received  its, stamp of' disapproval from  the law courts. ,  There has been trouble between  two parties connected in the celebrated Kitsilano deal, in which  the government paid out $80,000  to H. 0. Alexander arid H. Reid  I.**-!.. s^ ?  Coola  oassed  A feu) lines We specially  recommend  Duerrs���������  Jams and Jellies  Huntley & Palmers  ���������Biscuits  Griffen & Skelleys  famous gold and  silverbar���������  Canned and dried  fruits  Wholesale Grocers  - St^ipljt  , DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  i-       Vancouver, B. C.  \%f  3,  t.;J  o^><  P0LARIN  : Thef Best Known and  Popular Lubricant for  3"'-S������- -Motor Boats  ^iv-flts uso assures freedom from,Carbon deposit  ���������ll ife"'     on valves, spark plugs, or in cylinders  s^v*?        -    IMPERIAL OIL CO. LTD., VANCOUVER, B..C.  OX>'<^&&&*'<&iJ?'<JH>"������-*&>',<* &>"<������ *t -ytf MM. ^-^M\ V <* M\ ������y^f JMM^ ������yc M*. ������������V p+  * few  i^-Vg-1-  ������1  Climate  cached by  steamers  Thursday,  h scenery  orway.  A  is, etc., and  e Various game.  ~   I  B.C  ia  zd  to  TS  GOODS  )  /  LTD.  tVK'M  jpert  ^liurs-  'Yi<l:iy  r*,-; ���������  c;ii  i|ily  I"  z====M,  in commission for an afternoon's  work. A half-breed, Joseph Cole,  sued Reid for one half of his  share of the commission, which  was $40,000. The case was .de-i  cided in favor of Cole and now  Reid will have to fork over $20,-  000 to his client and we have no  doubt he will know where to find  it.  The court in summing up the  case says in part: "The lavish  commission the government allowed to be included in the price  was little short of scandalous in  light of the marvellous celerity  and unanimity with which the  Indians got through with the  pow-wow and the signing of the  surrender. It seems inconceivable that such an afternoon's  work alone could be so handsomely compensated for. Disagreeable surmises may arise in one's  mind in surveying the unpleasant features of the whole transaction."  In view of the light thrown  upon the transaction by the evidence adduced, the court finds  that the government could recover the whole of the $80,000  paid in commission, as Reid and  Alexander could not possibly  have earned it. The court further stated:  "Reid's course was indefensible; but still more amazing was-  the assurance said to have been  given by a member of the government of British Columbia,  that ifthetwenty Indians interested in the Kitsilano reserve  could be got to give options for  the acquisition of their rights in  it for a payment to them of $10,-  000 apiece the government would  purchase such options for $SC0,-  000."     V     ���������.;' ���������"������������������;"���������'���������;     t  '  Transactions of rsuch nature as  related -above are not isolated  iases, they are only the one?  brought out by the light throw r  on their tainted character by the  courts of the land.  Persons who are guilty of such  transactions reveal through then  i character that should forevei  bar them from public confidence,  | and it is in our mind inconceivable if the electorate of British  Columbia will, with their votes,  further endorse them for office.  SHIFTS IN THE U-EOAT CAMPAIGN.  I-GERMANY.  May 7.���������The Lusitania was  sunk, with the loss of over 100C  lives, more than 100 Americans.  August 20.���������The Arabic was  sunk, with the loss of 59 lives,  three Americans.  October 6.���������Berlin disavowed  the sinking of the Arabic, and  pledged that no liners would-be  sunk without warning, and that  lives on board would be safeguarded.  IL���������AUSTRIA.  Nov. 7.���������The liner Ancona was  sunk, with loss of 200 lives, 27  Americans.  Nov. 10���������Viennaadmitted that  an Austrian submarine had sunk  the Ancona.  Dec. 29.��������� Vienna disavowed  the Ancona sinking, and pledged  the safety of lives at sea.  Ill���������TURKEY.  Dec. 3Q.���������Xhe Persia was sunk  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING. RIGHTS, of the Dominion, in  v-" Mantioua, Saskatchewan tumI Ai.isuuta,  the Yukon Tekkitoky, the- Nok'I'ji-westTf.iiki-  TOK1ES sirid in a portion of the PROVINCE of  British Coj.l'Mijia, may be ]<;u.s������l for :t torm of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of 51 an  acre.' Not more than Z,M0 licres will be leased  to one a|,pUcaiit.  Api/lieaiion for a.least* must ho made by the  applicant in person to the Aueiu.or SubVAuent  of the district in which the r:({tit'i appi.ed for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or .IcKbl subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tiact applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty 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 riot beins 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 m;liLs may be  considered necessary fer the working of the mine  at the rate of Slii.uti an acre.  For fu)l information upplkiuion should be  made to the Sec.iutury of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Attent or Sub-AKent  of Dominion l.and.f.  ^ W.  W. CORY,  Deputy Miniiiter of the Interior.  . N. B.~ Unuitihorixed publication of this ad-  vertiBemcnl will not be paid for.��������� '.iui'i'M.  TheMason &RischP\  tano  of to-day will mak^e plain our  privilege to state ulith authority:  "NO  FINER  PIANO MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  I  bS  Hi:  ll  ibii  "11*1  Let us attend  your Victor Record  mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST.,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  BUSINESS CARDS  GEOFFTIKY K.  liKI'.NETT     D. .1. McGl'GAN     |  C.C., II.C.I..K.. U.A.S.C. li.C.L.S.,    j  A.'JH. M.CAN. POC. C.E.   j  n  Burnett & McGugan j  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  '      i  (Late Hill & Burnett) j  CIVIL ENGINEERS and i  B.C. LAND  SURVEYORS j  Grand View Hotel; Bcl!a Coola, B. C.  !  City address���������New West minster, B.C.  P. O. Box 886.        '  Telephone 222. |  HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  HAT person so independent?  o  <  IOI.._.  )  o  Fur Sales Agency  ,600 dealers and trappers of E. 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.  34 POWELL ST., VANCOUVCR, B.C.  HAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of the necessaries  of life?  Bella  Coola   farmers are  independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  HTHE REASONS  for this  enviable  condi-  ���������*���������   tion of affairs   are   obvious  to  anyone  who knows the Bella Coola Vallev.  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 faim produce from Bella Coola Valley canitd awsy  over twenty first prizes.  nor:  Dealers and Trappers  -We pay highest price for  your furs and castorium,  also handle goods on  commission, advancing  2-3 of value, our charges  being 5 per cent, for  handling.'  THE EDMONTON HIDE & FUR CO  P. O. Box 863  EDMONTON, Alto.  157 McDougall Ave.  T3ELLA COOLA and the surrounding  country possesses wonderful wealth  in timber, as yet almost entirely undeveloped, and perhaps at no ether point  on the Northern Cccst is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Ccola.  witriou  :afnihg, and more than  Gct"MorcMonpy" for your Foxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, Deaver. Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collected in your section  SHI!' YOt'Il FITHS MUKCT to "S5I L'llERT" the largtst  house in the World dealing exclusively In NORTH A.'JtlUCAN k,lW FliUS  a roliiibk*���������responsible���������sate- Fur House with an unbiemishedrep-  utation existinsr tor "more than a third of a century." a Ion*? successful record of sending Fur Shippers prompt.SATISFACTORY  AXD PROFITABLE returns. Write for "trtie febubtrt febipptr."  the only reliable, accurate murkct report and price list published.  Write for ii���������NOW���������it's FREE  AR    QT-HTRFRT   \nn    25-27 WEST AUSTIN AVE.  . ts. SriUtSfcKl, Inc. Deptc67Chicago.u.s.a.  200 persons, one an American  Consul, lost their lives.  Jan. 10. Germany denied that  her submarines were operatingin  the Mediterranean, where the  Persia was sunk.  Jan. 21. Austria denied that  her submarines were concerned  in the sinking.  Jan. 24. Turkey assumes the  responsibility for sinking the  Persia.  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 Ykak  $1.50  United Kingdom and tiu: Continent.  One Year $1.00  ���������--���������*-���������- ���������    ���������ft���������'-\f,������       "Tihir f n iiff-iiii nniiiii-iiwi  wimi"'���������������-*-.*.������    ,,-.1���������.,  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 encloied 1   5iill  ' MM  lir  iil'l'.  ' "li.  IM'  1.1  ff   I  si  li  S'  I:  n  r  ii  'i  I'  I'  Ijj  i  if  la  -il  il W  ���������   1?:  4  BELLA COOLA COURIER  Saturday,  March 4, /5  m H  30E  m  Ocean Falls Resuming Business-  Continued.  J  ONE DOLLAR  FOR-ONE YEAR  The Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coasl: between Vancouver and  Prince Rupert.  A distance of six hundred miles.  It will be to your in-  terest to ^eep. well informed regarding the  happenings throughout  the Northern section of  this Province���������  THE. "COURIER  GIVES THEM.  it  ADVERTISERS h  Now is the time to keep  ,your   name   before, the'  . public/   No manufacture  er or wholesalehouse can  , afford .to let slip the opportunity   of    increased  sales  that public advertising brings.  putting the plant in  shape as  one of the best pulp and paper  mills on the continent, another  "White City," such as that at  Powell   River,   where   ab'out   a  thousand   white   workmen   are  steadily employed,   will   be  es-  stablished on the northern coast.  Mr. Martin,, the new managing  director, has returned from San  Francisco where he was conferring with the principal owners  of the company, and he was empowered to make all,preliminary  arrangements for the construction of the plants and obtaining  material for manufacture,- pending ' the   receipt   of   completed  plans by Mr. George F. Hardy of  New York, one of the heading  paper mill architects and engineers of America.  A force of men will be put at  work preparing for the constructive work, while another force-  will be sent into the woods to cut  timber in readiness for the completion of the paper plants this  fall. Several hundred men will  be employed as soon as the weather permits. Altogether, when  the plant is in operation, 700 or  800 men will find employment at  Ocean .Falls, of this number 300  will be put at work in the.woods  and the balance in the mills.  tion from the cold winds; yet it  is always cool enough to be  healthy.  "I believe in giving them plenty of room and exercise. Good,  wide doors and gates should be  used, especially for breeding  ewes, and dogs should not be allowed in the field, except" the  sheep collie,  which  they  don't  seem to mind.  "I'intend going in more for  sheep this fall, as I believe them  to be the most profitable stock  on the farm. I also find that  they .are the best weed-killers.  I had several patches of sow  thistle, which they killed out,  also many other kinds of weeds  they destroy." '   <  J^EAL ESTATE booms in the  cities have come and gone.  People are beginning'to flock to  the country. The North-West  Coast of British Columbia offers  opportunities^for. all. -Did not  know, is no excuse. Investors  should keep posted on developments by reading the*"Courier."  You are judged by the  stationery that you usel  Let us do your job printing.   We will do it right.  Profits in Sheep Raising  ' John Young, Sidney, Man.,  writes: "I bought a bunch -of  fifty ewes which cost rhe$262.50.  With this little-flock'-I demonstrated just what,can be done in  the sheep business.* This fall I  "sold fifty fat lambs at_$6.50;per  -head, $325,* and' eighteen- of - the  best ewe lambs, which I' kept,  Lvalue at $8.00 per head, $144:  The wool sold at an average of  $2.07 per.-head, $103.50. This  makes the very nice total of  $572.50..  -"They ran out nearly every  day all winter. The value of hay  and oats fed was easily looked  after, and one can make them  very comfortable" through the  long, cold winter, with very little  expense'. For shelter I have a  shed,; about1125 feet long and 14  feet wide, which I cover with  straw.   This gives them protec-  f heyWILLSTANDIT-because they are MADE JOWEAR  DUILD UP YOUR HOME  ^ TOWN. " Do not talk���������sup-  MH-;hcHr>$-industries ��������� talk ,is  $ffcap\''' 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.  HiUDSBIg  We buy from the Factory and  sell to YOU direct. Largest  Plumbing Showroom West of  Toronto. Lei us quote you.  KYDD BROS., LIMITED  Vancouver, B. C.  NOBODY BUYSOVERALLS TO PLAY TRICKS WITH  I THEM SUGH AS IS SKOWN IN THE PICTURE ABOVE  I IN WHICH FOUR MEN EXERTED ALL'THEIR STRENGTH '  II IN THE' EFFORT TO RIP A PAIR OF PEABODYS'OVERALLS,  //   BUT IF'THEY WILL STAND THIS-THEY WONT RIP  ������UNDER THE HARDEST KIND OF LEGITIMATE WEAR  WE  ARE   THE  AGENTS   OF   ^^^  PEABODYS'  GUARANTEED OVERALLS.  -������r.  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  '$1 a Tear  every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  0  hoe  HTBE two principal reasons  *   why   you   should   buy  "Shamrock" Hams, Bacon,  Lard, etc., are: "���������-  FIRST���������  There is nDne better.  SECOND���������  They   are   the   oriljr,  brands   produced  in ^  B. C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  Burns;  BACON  HAMS  LARD  BUTTER   EGGS  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS'* CO., Ltd.  Packers and  Provisioned  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  s  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN Is  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Rferchandise  Dry Goods and ftota  ons  Staple and Fancy  roceries  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^tordate stock of Men's,  Women's arid Children^ Shpes  in all styles at the lowest po|-  sible price. Men's Furnishings  to suit individual tastes     ������    ������  ���������n  Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles  Settlers, Prospedors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  find it to their advantage-to look over  our stock. Nothing but the mosT: suitable' articles are kept at prices that  invite competition.  Paints -  Oils  - Varnishes  -  Stai  ams  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  I Best Goods-Lowest Prices- Largest Stoc  k  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  . BRYNILDSEN & CO. BELLA COOLA, B.C.  m  ���������aiimmwinni

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