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 Vj-  *^C vfe^  r^ ^^g"U',''"'''^'Jt)"*''"'"'Bf^"'"l''^I^'"  ft  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER REPORT FOR FEBRUARY.  Compiled  by  Mr.  C.  H.  Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 43.    Minimum 27.  Rainfall, .53 inches.     Snow, 10 inches.  VOL. 3-^rNO. 21  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, <MAR~CH 6,  1915.  $1.00 a Year  ane  s  Fishery Regulations  Made at Ottawa  Export of Sockeye Salmon on the  Prohibitive List  OttaWa,vMarch.3.���������New fishery  regulations for the Province of  British, Columbia which have  'been approved by the government, contain the following prohibitions in regard to the export  of fish:  (A) The export of fresh clams  or other^e'dible shell fish, other  than oysters from the Province  of British Columbia. Provided,  they.may be shipped to any province of the Dominion of Canada.  (BV No sockeye salmon shall  be exported from the Dominion  of Canada except in a frozen,  canned',-salted, smoked or cured  condition.  (C) The export of fresh herring from the Province of British  Columbians prohibited, or of  herring that have been preserved  in salt for a period of less than  nine day's,1 or of herring of any  kind .intended for curing, canning, or otherwise preserving, or  converting into guano, or fish  fertilizer, outside or beyond the  boundaries of Canada. Provided  always that fresh herring, taken  in gill nets in the waters of Brit--  ish Columbia, may be exported  in a fresh unsalted condition for  immediate consumption, but the  onus of proof that such fish so  exported, were taken with gill  nets shall rest on the possessor  or possessors of such fish, provided further, that fresh or  frozen herring packed in boxes  containing not more than two  hundred pounds may be exported.  The regulations provide a maximum number of boats to be  licensed in certain fishing districts as follows:  Naas River district, 240; Bute  Dale district, 60; Bella Coola district, 70; Dean Channel district,  80; Namu district, 25; Rivers  Inlet district, 700; Smith Inlet  district, 31.  For the Skeena River district  the number is fixed at 850, with  the proviso that the 1915 season  only this figure may be exceeded.  New Canadian Bank  Ottawa,. March 4.���������Notice is  given on behalf of a number of  Montreal men that application  will be made at the present session of parliament to incorporate  a new bank to be known as the  "Colonial Bank of Canada."  Still Some Ships Left  Forcing of the  Dardanelles  Imminent  London, March 4.���������The British  Admiralty issued a memorandum  of.;,the.number of arrivals and  sailings of oversea steamers of  all national ties at and from the  United'Kingdom ports during  the present year shows that from  February 18, when the German  blockade began, until February  24, 708 vessels arrived and 673  sailed.  London, March L��������� The Admiralty late last night issued the  following report: "The operations in the Dardanelles were  resumed at eleven o'clock on  Monday morning, when the warships Triumph, Ocean, and Albion  entered the straits and attacked  Fort No. 8 and the batteries at  White Cliff. The fire was returned by the fort and also by  field guns and howitzers. An  air reconnaisance in the evening  by naval seaplanes brought the  report that new gun positions  had been erected by the enemy,  but no guns erected in them.  Seaplanes also located surface  mines. During Monday night a  force of mine-sweepers, covered  by destroyers, swept to within a  mile and a half of Cape Keplez,  and their work which was carried  out under fire, is reported to  have been excellent. The casualties sustained during the day  amounted to only six men wounded. Four French battleships operated off Bulau, bombarding the  batteries and communications.  "The operations at the entrance to the Dardanelles, already  reported, have resulted in the  destruction of nineteen guns  ranging from six to eleven inches,  eleven guns below six inches,  four nordenfeldtsand twosearch-  lights. The magazines of forts  No. 6 and No. 3 have also been  totally destroyed. A further report states that on Tuesday the  warships Canopus, Swiftshure  and Cornwallis engaged Fort No.  8. A heavy fire was opened on  these ships by Fort No. 9 together with field batteries and  howitzers. Fort No. 9 was badly  damaged and ceased firing at  5:30 in the afternoon, and although the ships were hit only  one man was slightly wounded.  Seaplane reconnaisance was impossibly owing to the weather.  Mine sweeping was continued  through the day, and the attack  progresses. The Russian cruiser  Askold has joined the Allied  fleet off the Dardanelles.  Austrians Receive  Severe Check  Russians Take 6000 Prisoners  Petrograd, March 4.���������The war  office issued the following statement today: "On Monday and  Tuesday, between the Niemen  and Vistula, the Germans delivered attacks only in the region  of Ossowetz. Many attempts of  the enemy to approach the fortress were quickly repulsed. In  the region of Grodno our troops  continue to make good progress.  We took by assault the village of  Kerjen, on the left bank of the  river Amouleff, where we took  prisoners two officers and number of soldiers, also capturing  two rapid firing guns. In the  Carpathians, between Ondava  and San, we continue to repulse  the formidable attacks by Austrian troops with complete success.  "The Germans delivered further attacks in the region of  Koziouwka and Rojanka. At the  latter point we succeeded in enveloping and annihilating two  entire German companies. In  East Galicia, the Austrians who  were defending the passages of  the river Lomintza suffered a  new and very serious check. Our  ti'oops crossed the river and  occupied the village of Jrasna.  The following day we took 6000  prisoners with 64 officers, four  cannon, seven rapid firing guns,  and a large quantity of regimental and divisional trains."  emo  German Submarine Sunk  Paris, March 5.--The German  submarine U-8 has been sunk by  a British destroyer, belonging to  the Dover flotilla, according to  an announcement by the Ministry of Marine tonight. Tho crew  were taken prisoners.  amyti.     Six modern field guns  at Fort B. have been destroyed,  bringing   the   total   number of;  guns demolished up to forty.-  Repulse Attacks With  Grenades and Bayonets  Petrograd, March 5.���������Official.  In development of our success  near Kerzeec, where a German  brigade was destroyed, we increased the number of our prisoners to twenty officers and six  hundred men. Between the rivers Orzyc and Vistula there have  been engagements of a particu-  desperate character between  Mlawa and Horzele. In the Carpathians between the Ondawa  and San rivers, the Austrians  continue day and night in fruitless attacks on our positions notwithstanding their immense losses. Our troops drive them back  with hand grenades and by  counter-attacks with the bayonet  in course of which we captured  many prisoners and guns. In  Eastern Galicia, the Austrian  rear guards are endeavoring to  maintain themselves on Lake  Lukwa, and further along as  far as Jezupol. In course of one  day we captured in Carpathians  and Eastern Galicia, 47 officers,  3000 men, and 16 machine guns.  well-known firm of Maekay  Smith, Blair & Co., of Vancouver, left by the last south-hound  steamer after a week's sfay in  the valley. This was Mr. Blair's  first visit to this place and being  favored by glorious weather he  saw considerable of the valley.  He expressed himself as well  satisfied with the results of his  trip from a business standpoint  and looks forward to his next  visit.           Orville Robinson and Fred  Hendricks came into town on  Tuesday after staking pre-emptions on Deane Channel.  The local Indians are making  cosiderable improvement to their  village in the construction of a  plank sidewalk.  Capt. Thorson has the building  of the new 'boat-house for the  Indian Department's cruiser  Charles Todd well under way,  and expects to have it ready for  its return from the north.  The unfamiliar sound of a  church bell is now heard in the  town each Sunday. The bell,  which is the property of the local  Sunday school, has been only  temporarily erected, but arrangements will shortly be made for  construction of a proper tower.  Berlin Reports on French  Casualties  London, March 5.���������The British  Admiralty issues the following:  "The attacks upon the fortresses  in the Dardanelles continued on  Wednesday. The admiral has  not yet reported the results within the straits. Outside, the Dublin demolished an observation  station and the Saphire bombarded the guns and troops at various points in the  Gulf of  Dri-  .Paris, March 5.���������The Ministry  of Marine issued the following:  "Methodical operations against  defenses of the Dardanelles continue despite an annoying northeast wind. Observation post at  at Kaaba Tepeh has been destroyed by a cruiser. At various  points on coast, field batteries  and formations of* troops have  been cannonaded by all our vessels. On Syrian coast, French  cruiser D'Entrecasteaux demolished Semaphore D at Arsus. and  battleship Jauregui berry destroyed oil depot at Saida  Berlin, March 4.--The Hamburger Nachricten has published  what purports to bean authentic  list of French losses in the first  six months of the war.  The paper says this list was  compiled by the French ministry  of war, and that it was not intended for publication as yet.  It gives the number of dead as  250,000. and the wounded as 700,-  000. of whom 400,000 are described as slightly hurt. In addition 200,000 men have been  reported missing.  ���������������  German Casualties  London, Mar. 4. The German  casualties in East Prussia and  Poland in the last three weeks  are estimated at about 200,000.  E. B. Dawe, W. Linnell and  T. Sweetapple, came up to the  local cannery by the last steamer  from the south, and all hands  are now busily engaged in preparation for the opening of the  season.        The people of Bella Coola are  pleased to know that Rev. Hans  Sageng, Lutheran pastor at Hagensborg, has decided to remain  in the valley. Some few' weeks  ago Mr. Sageng handed in his  resignation to the members of  the Augsborg church, but later  decided to give the matter his  further consideration. Now at  the request of his many friends  he will continue to work in our  midst.   The rural mail delivery is now  in operation between the town  and Hagensborg. The string of  mail boxes on the road is evidence  to the stranger that by no means  all the homes of the 'settlers are  visible from the main road.  S.S. Chelohsin of the Union S.  S. Co., made her usual weekly  call at this port about midnight  on Wednesday, bringing a number o'f passengers.  Jos. Gummett and his son,  have returned to the valley after  a prolonged absence during which  time they visited different parts  of the Antipodes. Mr. Gummett.  who used to be the town blacksmith, has considerable property  interests in the valley.  J. R. Morrison returned to  town by the last steamer after  visiting Victoria on business.  O.   T.  Blair, representing .the  That the people of Bella Coola  Valley are always willing to contribute liberally to a good cause  was once again demonstrated on  the occasion of the basket social  in aid of the local hospital, which  took place at the Colony Hall.  Hagensborg, on Saturday evening last. The attendance was  large and the bidding for the  tastefully decorated baskets  brought by the ladies was very  brisk, the highest price paid being over six dollars. Altogether,  over eighty dollars was raised  for the hospital, a result most  gratifying to those responsible  for the effort. A capital musical  program was rendered by local  artists and interesting addresses  were delivered by several speakers.  Sad Fatality on Dean  Channel  Young Logger Is Crushed to Death  Bella Coola town was shocked  ; on Tuesday evening with the ar-  | rival in port of the tug Bertha  ! D from Namu, conveying the remains of Sheridan W. Hallet  who met his death on Monday-  last whilst engaged in hand-  logging at EIco Harbor, on Dean  Channel. It appears that the  unfortunate young man, in company with his partner Charles  Hill, was endeavoring to bring  a large log to the water and were  clearing the log with the aid of  jack-screws, when on Ballet's  jack-screw slipping he was precipitated under the log, which was  dashing down a steep incline.  The huge tree again caught up  after going a short distance, but  not before it had pinned thepoor  fellow to the ground, completely  crushing the skull and causing  instant death.  Alone, with his dead partner  pinned beneath the tremendous  weight of the giant tree, Hill at.  once set to work to recover the  body, a task which took several  hours of extremely difficult and  dangerous work, and only succeeded when darkness had fallen  over the scene. Then came the'  sad task of packing the body to  the beach through the brush,  over extremely rough ground and  in the darkness. Several times  Hill was almost compelled to  abandon the effort until he could  procure help, but in true loyalty  to his dead friend and with commendable perseverance, he at  last sueceded in reaching his  boat and set out for Namu, where".  Mr. Arthur Hallet, brother of.  the deceased, was residing.  Travelling all night he arrived  at Namu on Tuesday morning,  when Mr. Arthur Hallet started  for Bella Coola immediately, in  order to report the sad occurrence and make arrangements  for the interment.  ��������� . The funeral took place at the  Hagensborg cemetery on Thursday. Rev. T. C. Colwell of the  Methodist church, and Rev. Hans  Sageng of .the Lutheran church  at Hagensborg, officiating. Many  residents of the valley attended,  and many expressions of sympathy were extended to the bereaved brother, Mr. Arthur Hallet.  The late Mr. Sheridan W. Hallet was well-known and extremely popular on this part of the  coast and his tragic death comes  as a sad shock to his many  friends.  e������r^<TMr> ra<r> <s<ir? <t<r> <ro ���������<-*������  t    QJlmrrh Nntfrr    d  b Sunday  School     -     10:*15 a.m.  W Church  Service     -    7:30 p.m.  I ���������  ������ All Are Welcome.  c ���������  A R-<:   T.  C.   Coluc/l. B. A..  , u,!or  O <~to<~& <JO <J������H> C^- -������JML> ���������  3  4 BELLA COOLA  COURIER  Saturday,  M a,ch g  The'Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  i Canada  1  Year  $1-00  6 Month*    0*75  3 Months    0.50  United States  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.  Apply at  To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name and nddressof every writer of 3uch letters  must be triven to the editor.  The Editor reserves the risrht to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  risk.  Yancouver Office:- - 317-323 Cambie St.  'j^aluH jmpitli aitprrma tat Irx."  SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1915.  Ever since the outbreak of war  in Europe, the destruction of  property has been going on  steadily. With the cessation of  hostilities will commence the rebuilding of niany a town and  there will be'a great demand for  building materials of all kinds.  The British government is already placing large orders for  lumber, and considerable excitement is being shown by the lumbermen on the Pacific coast.  In Vancouver about a score of  mills are laying idle, a'nd practi-  cally'the whole lumbering population of theiprovince is without  employment..  Many suggestions are being  brought'forward as to how local  mills may be enabled to land the  big European orders for lumber,  especially now that the American  mills seem about to capture them  .all.       '   '     ;     "  Mr;- C. M. Woodworth writes  to the Vancouver Sun on the  subject and his letter places us  in the unenviable position of  having to ask government assistance for our lumber industry. It  seems that everything attempted in Vancouver or * Victoria  must meeds'be assisted by the  goverment. The Vancouver mills  are idle, and'even when operating it is claimed that they cannot  compete with the American  mills.  Mr. Woodworth says the agent-  general's office in London needs  strengthening to secure these  lumber order, for British Columbia mills. A specially qualified  man should be at once sent to  London to its assistance. Such  a man should not be selected  from the government staff in  Victoria for many reasons, and  should not be a person connected  with our grossly over-capitalized  mills. He should be the most  competent man possible to select,  without any private interest to  conserve or any special prejudices to carry.  This leads us to wonder why  our government has so far over-  looked such men when choosing  royal commissioners on the most  important matters. Yet we believe that such men are yet to be  found in our province, albeit altogether too few.  Mr. Woodworth infers that  our agent-general in London is  not much of a business man, and  in fact there is much evidence to  sabstantiate that inference.  Why is' it that when we want  a cash loan from Great Britain  it requires the agent-general,  the minister of finance, Sir Richard himself, besides other financial luminaries all on the job?  How many such men will it take  to land an order for 20,000,000  feet of lumber?  ' Cities and municipalities in B.  C. have become so used to government assistance in everything that the citizens seem to  liave lost the last vestige of self-  reliance, and feel that every  undertaking must bear the seal  of Bowser and McBride. This  last, that the agent-general  in London should sell our lumber  is just about the limit.  The Vancouver Board of Trade  has amongst its members many  rich men, who can stand a little  cash outlay, though perhaps not  so well as could Messrs. Bowser,  McBride & Co., financiers par-  excellence for the taxpayers of  B. C.  This board of trade should  find a reliable salesman for the  product of the Vancouver mills.  (Perhaps' Kelly, Douglas & Co.  could furnish them with one of  their groceries salesmen.) On  arrival in London this person  should stear clear of the agent-  general's palace. Let him go to  the C. P. R. or the G. T. P. officers and he is sure to receive all  the assistance he requires, and  no political dope. Both these  companies have steamers at  present laying up which ought  to be carrying loggers and supplies to the lumber camps along  the B. C. coast, and so would  gladly do anything in their power  to stimulate the industry. The  price of lumber should be based  on the actual coast of operating  the mills, not on the inflated value  of the property, then with fair  freight rates, the orders for  lumber will come our way.  Of the neutral nations, Norway  is building ships very fast. Her  vessels are now in every ocean  and a new line has just been inaugurated to ply between Chris-  tiannia and Seattle? Why Seattle?   Why not Vancouver?  These Norwegian shipowners  have offices in London. Fine fellows to do business with. They  know no politics and are always  on the look out for trade. A  salesman from the Vancouver  Board of Trade would get as  good freight rates from these  men as would the agent-general  himself.  But still the cry is for government help. '  At anyrate it is sincerely hoped  that through the influence of the  government, the .Vancouver  Board of Trade, or anyone else-  it matters not much who it may  be���������that British Columbia may  get her fair share of the business  in lumber for the European nations, then to quote Mr. Wood-  worth, |''good times will come  rolling in on us." Mr. Bowser  will tell Mr. Ross to fix the royalty on logs at 50 cents and  everybody will have lots of money.  o     o     o.   o     o  Juggling With Finances.  Provincial government bookkeeping has been rightly described as a fearful and wonderful  thing. On February 15 the minister of finance reported that the  receipts for the ten months ending January 31 amounted to $19,-  160,375 and the expenditure to  $14,842,452. The report of the  auditor-general fOr the eight  months ending November 30  showed the revenue to have been  $5,818,203 and the expenditure  $7,490,729. So we are asked to  believe that in the two months  of December and January the  province has taken in more than  $13,000,000 and has expended'  almost $7,500,000, or more than  the whole expenditure for the  first eight months of- the fiscal  year. The province received its  record revenue in 1912-13 when  the sum of $12,510,215 went into  the treasury, and this lacked  some five millions of covering  the amount expended.  The minister of finance would  show that there was a marked  difference between receipts and  revenue, and there is a marked  difference ��������� the same marked  difference that there is between  money lying to the credit of the  For Results Use-  DECLINE SUBSTITUTES  by the auditor-general* . comprises. The question is asked,  does it not consist largely of the  proceeds from the sale Of rail-  way bonds guaranteed by the  government, and is it not a fact  that the additional expenditure  of seven millions odd\is the  amount released to railway companies in accordance with the  conditions of the guarantee?"  This, of course, is the time explanation of; the extraordinary  swelling of both receipts and expenditures, but why. cannot the  minister be straightforward  enough to say so, instead of de-  liberately endeavoring to deceive  the public to whom he is responsible ? MONEY- OBTAINED  FROM THE RECEIPT OF RAILWAY BONDS IS NOT THE  PROPERTY OF THE PROVINCE. It belongs to the bondholders, to whom it will be returned plus interest. The provincial government merely holds  this money in trust and releases  it to the railway companies as.it  is earned in construction.  This new wrinkle of including  other people's money in the provincial statement in order to  show a favorable balance is dis-  honest and disreputable. It is  an insult to the intelligence of  every honest elector.  '      O     O  '   o     o      o.  The Remedy.  After thirty-six years effort to  tax theGanadian farmer out of  province in the bank and Sir existence by a tariff, called pro-  Richard's surplus--an ear-marked ^ection by its advocates, a fran-  difference.    But he ought to ex-i tic effort is being made to urge  plain what that sum of $13,000,-  000 which makes up the difference between the receipts reported  by him, and the revenue reported  the people to go back to farming  without removing the,tax that  drove them from the land.  By a similar tax the Germans  CHICK STARTER  CHICK FOOD  CHICK DEVELOPER  SCRATCH FOOD  ��������� SOLD BY LEADING DEALERS  AND BY  ALBERTA   PACIFIC   GRAIN  COMPANY LTD  VANCOUVER,  B. C.  "A. P. Standard"-  We stand back of every  SQcl  Gault Brothers Limited  WHOLESALE "DRY GOODS  361 Water Street        Vancouver, B. (  1$   Qault Brothers for over 60 years haoe successfully  maintained wholesale warehouses, throughout Canada  ���������fl   77ie Vancouver slock 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  House Furnishings  CARPELS  LINENS  DRESS COOL*  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED THE DAY RECEIVED  Maekay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd,  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  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 Ordtri  depopulated their farming districts to such a degree that at  the outbreak of war the agricultural population was 5,000,000  less, with 70,000,000 population,  than it was before the tax was  tection.     (Her enemies pi  her now).  If we do: the same, the ir.  diate expansion of agm-uHi.-  Canada would astonish tia-v  and  all  other industries ������  imposed   (1875)  with 45,000,000 ! expand in sympathy.  population. } ~* * ���������;    ~  Since the  war,' the  Qermans|    Our olcl friend Legislaliv-  have abolished the tax, i.e., pro-lis still busy at Victoria.  Oven is a wonderful baker.  That's becaui  tiie heat flues completely encircle it.  IfgttgG  satisfies   the   most   exactii  cook on every point. Let t!  McCIary dealer demonstrate the fact.  "MADE IN CANADA/'  Sold By AH General Merchants.'  HOE  o  30E  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVU'K  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  ^  S. S.      CheiOilsin" Leaves   Vancouver  Monday at 8 p. m.  Leaves Bella Coola Wednesday night  every  S. S. "Coquitlam" will also sail  from Vancouver on  November 12, 2(5,   December  10,  24,   January  7, 'll  February 4, 18, carrying Gasoline and   Explosives l>>'  special arrangement.  For niloH of Freights,   Faron and other information, ii|'I'l>' '  IfroAD Okiok,  Cakkau, St.,   Vancouver; or (Iko. Mi:<;hk<;������������'  lltfunt,    1003  (JoVKRNMKNT  ST.,    VICTORIA.  HOE ; Saturday, March 6,   1915  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Liberals Hold Public Meeting  i  at Hagensborg.  squarely, the issues before the  people of British Columbia.    He  produced a copy of the original  On Thursday last week a public agreement  between   the   B. C.  /meeting was held at the Colony  .Hall,'-   Hagensborg,    under   the  auspices of the Bella Coola Liberal Association.    The hope was  -entertained  that   some   of   the  ,' local Conservative leaders would  'take tho opportunity of meeting  'the charges that have been made  publicly against both  the  local  Conservative party and the,govern nybnt of Sir Richard McBride.  'In'^Kls;   however, the  Liberals  were"disappointed as noneof the  'said gentlemen put'in an appearance, and in the large attendance  there was a very small sprinkling  of those who  could  be said  to  have any sympathy   with   the  Conservative,  party.  .   (Mr.   B.  Brynildsen, in the chair, at the  conclusion  of   a  brief   opening  speech, announced Mr. A. Ham-  mer'as the first speaker.    Mr.  Hammer much   regretted   that  there was not a single Conservative-in  the  valley   who  had  back-bone  enough   to  take the  government and the early Norwegian  colonists,   wherein   the  government agreed "that as soon  as each member of the colony,  to the rnumber of thirty in all,  has  erected   a   dwelling house  upon the land comprised in the  respective leases, or as soon as  the  GrantOjT  (the government)  has satisfied himself of .the bona  fide  settlement   of   the  Colony  upon  the lands allotted to the  members thereof, there will be  made and constructed a wagon  road through the land occupied  by the colony."   Thiswasacon-  tract'and the  government had  failed in   their   part.      Twenty  years have passed and there is  no road through the land held by  the  original  colonists.     "I refuse," said the speaker, "to call  that piece of  trail around  the  Nootsatsum   Canyon   a   wagon  road."   Emphasising the urgent  need for a change of government  Mr.   Hammer   appealed   to   his  platform and discuss, fairly and | audience to take a greater in-  A few lines we specially  recommend  Duerrs���������  Jams and Jellies  Huntley & Palmers  ���������Biscuits  Griff en & Skelleys  famous gold and  silverbar���������  Canned and dried  fruits  LEESON, DIXIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B. C.  -w,,f  Braids  ../: packed   ^y -������������������.".  vyM. BRAIP   ft CO.  : .  TEA : IMPORTERS  VANCOUVER,    B.C;  Order that pound  of BRAID'S BEST  Tea now. Packed  in handsome 1, 3,  and 5 lb. tins.  r ��������� ;������������������%  J.W.Peck&Co.Ltd.  Manufacturers of  CLOTHING, SHIRTS,  CAPS and OVERALLS  We carry a complete slock of Men's Furnishings  and  all  the best English   and  American   Hats  ^  JOHN W. PECK & CO., LTD.  MONTREAL        WINNIPEG       VANCOUVER  terest in the business of their  country, and to exercise greater  care in the choosing of men to  represent, them. Our representative must be made to feel that  he is responsible to the electors  by whose vote he obtained his  seat and whom he is supposed  to represent, and when he supports a government in measures  contrary to the terms of their  pledges to the public, he should  be brought to task and made to  get. out and make room for a  man with some strength of character.  Rev. T. C.  Colwell, the next  speaker,   was   accorded a very  hearty reception.    Speaking on  the question of  Woman's Suffrage, he' said it was a matter of  deep regret the manner in which  this important matter had been  treated by the government of the  province.      There   was   urgent  need for a cleansing of the public  life of the country and this could  be brought about in no quicker  or more effective way than by  giving the women the vote.  Mr.  Colwell said he was pleased to  see so many young men present.  He had heard that at a recent  large meeting held at Vancouver  by the Liberal leaders, the large  majority of those attending were  young men.    "There is hope for  the province," he said,   "when  our young  men  begin  to take  such a keen interest in   public  matters."   Mr. Colwell'saddress  was  frequently  interrupted  by  loud and prolonged applause.  H. L. Harris, secretary of the  local   Liberal   Association,   followed.    Touching on the history  of the two great political parties  in Canada, reference was made  to a statement some time ago by  Mr.  H. S. Clements, M.P.,;at a  Conservative gathering in Vancouver, to the effect that every  piece of progressive legislation  enacted in Canada had eminated  from   the   Conservative   party.  "This," said the speaker, "was  an insult to the intelligence of  even the most hide-bound Tory."  Mr. Harris expressed regret that  he had never had the opportunity  of   confronting    Mr.   Clements  with his unfortunate statement,  but explained that the question  was,   what did that  gentleman  consider progressive?   Mr. Harris proceeded to show the part  the  Liberal (or Reform)  party  had taken in such matters as the  (Continued on last page.)  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  >" REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  *-* Manitoiia. Saskatchewan und Ai.bkkta,  the Yukon Tkkicitoicy. the Nokth-wkstTeuki-  TOKlics und in n portion of tin; PuoviNCR of  Ukitish Columbia, may be U-a.sed for a term of  twenty-one yearn at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than a.500 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the A went or Suli-Atfent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are aitualed.  In .surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or leftal subdivisions of sections, and in dnsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  ;fee of $5 which will be refunded it the rights  i applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  k A royalty shall be paid on the merchantableout-  ; put of the mine at the rate of five cents per,ton.  \ 'Ihe person 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 mining rights  . are not beintc operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal minintc rights  ,'only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface riijhta may he  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  i For full information application should be  made to the Secretary of tho Department of the  Interior. Ottawa, or to any Atfent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY.  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. IS.,��������� Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30690.  BUSINESS CARDS  Geokfrky K. Burnett   D. J. McGugan  C.E., B.C.L.3., B.A.S.C, B.C.L.S.,  ASH. 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 -I. NATION  BUS  MEETS ALL BOATS AND TRAINS  Hotel Winters  COR.  ABBOTT  AND  WATER  STREETS  VANCOUVER, B. C.  EUROPEAN   PLAN   Hot and Cold Water  SLOO TO  S2.50      STEAM  HEATED  ROOMS WITH BA TH  ll  noi  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.  H  30E  The delectable flavor  of  Is CLEAN,   ^  as   SIMPLE   as  "A.n.c."  Mistakes are  Impossible,  if you use  The Gimranteeil "ONK DYE 'or ALL KINDS ol  Coo������l������."   TRY IT. and prove ll lor y<iuii.cll !  Send lor 1'rcc Color Card, Stury UookUt. iiii.I Booklet bIvIiik result! ol Dyeing o /er other color**.  Tho Johnson.Rlchnrdson Co., Limited.   - Montirnl  BABY CHICKS, DUCKLINGS & HATCH-  iriRs etrtrs: poultry and fruits form paying  combination. Strawberry plants, 100. 70 cents:  1,000. $5.00: Currants. 10 cents: Gooseberries, 15  cents: Raspberries, 5 cents: Rhubarb, 10 cents.  Fruit Trees. Perennial Flowers. Roses, Dahlies.  Pnnsies, etc. Carriage prepaid. Catalogue free.  Chas. Pp.ovan, Langley Fort, near Vancouver.  RAW FURS: Wanted  I pay the top market price at  all times for all kinds of fur.  Remit same day furs are  received. Will hold goods  seperate when requested to  do so. Write for Price List  etc., and ship to���������  ;     J. C. AMES  Sedro-Wooiley, Wash., U.S.A.  There are two brands of philosophy, one for yourseli and one  for the other fellow.  1 heMason Or ixisch Piano  of to-day will make plain our  privilege to stale With authority:  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  ffl Let us attend your Victor Record  ^-U mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  I Mason & Risch Ltd.  I   738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B.C.  w  \X7HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \X/HAT person so independent?  \X7HAT 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 Valley.  The land is fertile and needs little or no  irrigation. The climate is mild ar.d enjoyable ; long warm summers with sufficient  rainfall and mild winters make for excellent crops.  Large and small fruits, garden and field  crops are grown to the best advantage.  This fact was established at the Prince  Rupert exhibition last year when farm produce from Bella Coola Valley carried away  over twenty first prizes.  CZZ)  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.  i.     ���������>  1               -1  lighian  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous  Scotch Whiskey. Perth, Scotland.  WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO  WE   SHIP    PROMPTLY  758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.  >-������eO-<    )-������QBS������(    )4K������O40B������-<Ka������������-<M������D-<|   )P  iwwywwa  Patronize Homelndusixy  will satisfy the most  exacting epicure.  Get it from your;  grocer he has it in ;  pou n d and half- '���������  pound lead packets. !  40c -50c -60c j  Per Pound.        I   ..... - -,..||r .. t| llf  HUl^kMMtMtti  *--niT "���������'  and Buy RAMS AYS'  Biscuits, Candy, Macaroni  New Orleans Molasses  Manilla Drips  Imperial Maple Syrup  Ramsay Bros. & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA  COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions  Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  Onk-Ykar $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Thrkk Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  Onk Ykak  $1.50  Unitkh Kingdom and thk Continknt.  Onk Ykak $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 A  BELLA  COOLA COURIER  Saturday, March 6,  /tyt  D  ner  n  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������BANOE   III.  Take Notice that Harold V. Morehouse, of Namu, B. C, occupation  mariner, intends to apply for permission  to lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at  the north-west corner of Lot 299 on  east coast of Aristazable Island, thence  west 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence north  80 chains to point of commencement,  containing 640 acres, more or less.  ��������� HAROLD V. MOREHOUSE.  Dated, January 15, 2915.    Feb. 13--Ap'i io  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  ONE DOLLAR  EOR ONE YEAR  The Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coast between Vancouver and  Prince Rupert.  A distance of six hundred miles  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������BANOE   III.  Take Notice that Thomas Hooper,  of Namu, B.C., occupation engineer,  intends to apply for permission to  lease the following described laDd:  Commencing at a post planted at  the north-east corner of Lot 299 on  the east coast of Aristazable Island,  thence west 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  south following shore line to point of  commencement, containing 640 acres,  more or less.  .    THOMAS HOOPER.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V. MOREHOUSE, Afjent  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  It Will be to your interest to keeP weU informed regarding the  happenings throughout  the Northern section of  this Province���������  THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  ADVERTISERS-  Now is the time to keep  your name before the,  public. No manufacturer or wholesalehouse can  afford to let slip the opportunity of increased  sales that public advertising brings.  DEAL ESTATE booms in the  cities have come and gone.  People are beginning to flock to  the country. The North-West  Coast of British Columbia offers  opportunities for all. Did not  know, is no excuse. Investors  should keep posted on developments by reading the "Courier."  ob Printing  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.   We will do it right.  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.  TheC  $1 a Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������BANGE   III.  Take Notice that Carl Lemberg, of  Namu, B. C, occupation gas engineer,  intends .to apply for permission to lease  the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted one  mile distant and in a northerly direction  from the north-east corner of Lot 299  on east coast of Aristazable Island,  thence west 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  south following shore line to point of  commencement, containing 640 acres,  more or less.  CARL LEMBERG.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V. MOREHOUSE. Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OF   COAST���������BANOE   m.  Take Notice that Fred Battison, of  Namu, B. C, occupation fireman, intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted two  miles distant and in a northerly direction from the north-east corner of Lot  299 on east coast of Aristazable'Island,  thence west 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence east 80 chains, -thence  south following shore line to point'of  commencement, containing 640 acres,  more or less. ,  ���������    FRED BATTISON.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  "   H. V. MOREHOUSE. Agent.  LIBERALS HOLD  PUBLIC MEETING  AT HAGENSBORG.���������Continued.  obtaining of responsible government,   Confederation,   the   acquirement   of .the    Northwest  Territories, the British Preference,   raising of the  status  of  Canada from that of a colony to  a nation, the obtaining of a voice  in Imperial affairs through the  Imperial Conference, the Imperial Trade Conference and many  other-things.      "The Tories  fought" continued the speaker,  "againsteveryoneof these things  until the uselessness of further  ���������resistance became evident, then  afterwards   tried   to   filch   the  credit from the Liberals."   In  conclusion Mr. Harris said that,  "Mr. Clements must surely have  a very-warped notion of what is  or is not progressive or else he  must be totally blinded by partisanship."    Dealing briefly with  the public accounts, the fact that  in the face of falling revenues  the departmental expenses had  been   steadily"   increasing   was  clearly shown, as was also the  absolute impossibility of knowing what any one piece of work  cost.  , In closing the meeting 'the  chairman expressed his appreciation of the large gathering and  the excellent hearing accorded to  the several speakers. "Now is  the time" he said, "to consider  calmly the great questions con  fronting us. Too often have we  waited to the eve of an election  only to fall for the promise of  great things which never take  place. The people of the province were alive to the serious  situation and, were expressing  their condemnation of the present administration in no uncertain manner. ; Let us be fair to  ourselves and demand fair and  square dealings on the part of  our politicians." Th������ meeting  was brought to a close at a late  hour with the singing of the  National Anthem.  Fitshow'em,durn 'em!  I've stopped the paper, yes I have,  I didn't like to do it,  But the editor he got,too smart,  And I allow he'll rue it.  I am a man who pays his debts,  And will not be insulted,  So when the editor gets smart,  I want to be consulted.  I took the paper 'leven years  And helped him all I could, sir,  But when it,came to dunnin' me,  Tdidn't think he would, sit-  But.that he did, and you can bet  It made me hot as thunder;  I says,  "I'll stop that sheet, 1  will,  If the durn thing goes under."  I hunted up the editor,  And for his cunnin' caper  I paid him 'leven years���������and quit!  Yes, sir, I stopped the papev!  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OF   COAST���������BANGE   III.  Take Notice that Joseph O'Connor,  of Namu, B. C, occupation mariner,  intends to apply for permission to  lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted three  miles distant and in a northerly direction from the north-east corner of Lot  299 on east coast of Aristazable Island,  thence west 80 chains, thence north 80  ch?ins, thence east 80 chains, thence  south following shore line to point of  commencement, containing 640 acres,  more or less.  JOSEPH O'CONNOR.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  h. v. morehouse; Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OP   COAST���������BANOE   m.  TaKe Notice that Oliver T. Kellog,  of Bella Coola, B. C. occupation farmer,  intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  north-east corner on the "south side of  Noeek River, opposite Lot 6, ��������� thence  west 40 chains, following south shore  of Noeek River, therice south 60 chains  more or less, adjoining Tallio Indian  Reserve, thence east 40chains, on north  boundary Indian Reserve, thence north  60 chains to point of commencement,  containing 240 acres, more" or less.  OLIVER T. KELLOG.  Date. February 15. 1915.  March 6���������May 1  o   c  HOE  3     O  DISTBICT   OF   COAST���������BANGE   III.  Take Notice that Lewis Hooper, of  Namu. B. C, occupation mill foreman,  intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described land: v  Commencing at a post planted one  mile distant and in a westerly direction  from the north-east corner of Lot'299 on  east coast of Aristazable Island, thence  west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence south 80  chains to point of commencement,  containing 640 acres, more or less.  LEWIS HOOPER.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H.'V. MOREHOUSE. Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBZCT   OF   COAST���������BANGE   III.  Take Notice that George Hooper,  of Vancouver, B, C, occupation teamster, intends to apply for permission  to lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted one  mile west and one mile north from the  north-east corner of Lot 299 on east  coastof Aristazable Island, thence west  80 chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence south 80  chains, to point of commencement,  containing 640 acres, more or less.  GEORGE HOOPER.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V. MOREHOUSE. Agent.  OgilvieV  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  Better order abagnow  From  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OF   COAST���������BANGE   III.  Take Notice that Charles A. Battison, of Collingwood East, B. C, occupation teamster, intends to apply for  permission to lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted one  mile west and two miles north from the  north-east corner of Lot 299 on east  coastof Aristazable Island, thence west  80 chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,  to point of commencement, containing  640 acres, more or less.  CHARLES A.-BATTISON.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V. MOREHOUSE, Aprent  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  HUGHES BROS.  BIG    LIQUOR   STORE  Wines, Liqueurs and Cigars  WE    SHIP     EVERYWHERE  Send for free price list with shipping instructions.  105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B. C.  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