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 .SB  fi Use your fran  chise intelligent-  ��������� ly.    Put an end  to "Boss Rule."  Now is your chance!  WEATHER REPORT FOR FEBRUARY.  Compiled by   Mr. C.  H. Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 43.    Minimum 27.  Rainfall, .53 inches.     Snow, 10 inches.  -jflivoC. 3���������NO. 24  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 27,  1915.  $1,00 a Y  ear  K-nm  -wit  ives a  THOSE MYSTERIOUS AEROPLANES  ���������m  s-wa  8MS  :SfM  ���������a  Ottawa, March 24.���������The Do-  fminion police is at present in-  fvestigating reports which have  [been received from different  fpoints to the effect that aeroplanes have been seen flying  (above- Canadian territory in the  Ilvici'nity of Kingston. The most  recent report is that three of  jthese elusive craft were seen by  k large number of Kingston resi-  Idents, flying east,       ���������������������������������/���������������������������  Russians Meet  Desperate Resistance  Continue to Advance Slowly But  Surely  m  Some Items From Public Accounts  for 1912-13.  . <   1-V.J  . v ^'  ���������.fcft  ���������I  ' 'A  '   ������������������";���������-*  f  **-!  i<fr  Temporary assistance"  in offices -$167,658.65  Miscellaneous -   106,672.01  Governor-General's  visit -.$47,046.00  (Included in the amount is  $4,586 for refreshments for  our guests.)  Interesting for comparison  is the cost of entertaining a  party from Great Britain  re immigration, $2.25. It  is lucky for us that the English prefer such cheap'refreshment as tea and toast.  For his services during  the year in connection with  'that mysterious matter  known as "Better Terms''  Mr. R. E. Gosnell received  $5769. Who would wish for  better terms than that?  For finding a horse, apparently wanted in connection with th'e case of Paul  and Spintlum, the pi*ovince  paid out $237.  Mr. Thomas Hull received  $5 per head for two hundred  and thirty-five immigrants.  (The McBride government  apparently realizes the extreme difficulty in persuading anyone to come to the  province under existing  conditions.)  J. M. Roberts, for services  and expenses as a flying expert, was paid $2112.  Expert advice in the water-rights branch, $7659.  (These experts include the  names of H. G. Parsons, S.  Fortier, W. R. Grunsky, W.  Young, Professor Elliott.  Some of these men will be  surprised to find their names  listed as experts on anything. Professor Elliott, of  course, is an honorable exception, he receives, however, only$250.of the total.)  This is the way our money  has been . spent. Is it not  time to call a halt.  Petrograd, March 25.���������Official  communication :    On' the  right  bank of the Harew river on the  Skwa-Crezyo front, including the  right bank of the river Orzyo,  the engagements for the possession of isolated points of vantage  are assuming a more general and  extremely desperate character;  The Germans  who brought up  strong   reinforcements here at  I-the expense of their other fronts,  j are stubbornly defending their  ! positions by deadly fire, and are  ! opening new and vigorous at-  | tacks.    Our troops, however, are  'making slow but sure progress,  ' capturing trenches and heights.  Among the  noteworthy actions  have been hand to hand engagements fought near Vakh-Karask  and Jednorozico,   where   our  troops, who attacked with self-  sacrificing valor, gained the day,  taking -300    prisoners,   eight  machine guns and  two trench  mortars.     On the left bank of  : the Vistula there is no important  change.  The Germans have been  forced to exacuate Demanevitze  farm and we have consolidated  the ground gained.   Counter attacks in this region  have been  repulsed.      In  Carpathians our  troops  are  advancing.      They  seized   today,   several   fortified  heights on the front between the  roads leading  to   Barfeld   and  Uzack.   Everywhere the counter  attacks of the enemy were unsuccessful.    We took during the  course of the day over 4000 prisoners, one field gun and dozens  (of machine guns.    On March 22  ��������� the Germans again attacked the  j heights near Koziouwka without  isuccess.  -?:&'  ������^confidence in the McBride gov-  ' V-S' ernment is severely shaken as a  % result of  Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper's  * 'J  ii-'l  the experience and  ' events of the past few years.  Speaking to the Vancouver Evening Journal, he says: "I believe  this province has been shamefully misgoverned since the last  provincial election. In my opinion the government is largely responsible for the serious financial  condition which existed in this  province long before the war.  I believe their defeat would  greatly assist in bringing about  a sane administration of our public affairs and in restoring confidence in British Columbia."  Mine Sweeping  in Dardanelles  Aiistrians Lose Heavily  Russian Success in the Carpathians  Petrograd, March 26.���������Official  bulletin : On the front towards  the west of the middle Neiman  we continue to make good progress. On the right bank of the  Narew and left bank of the Vistula there has been no change of  importance. In the Carpathians,  our offensive on the front in the  district between Bartfeld and  Uzsok is developing with complete success. Our troops, operating under extreme difficulties,  gained a most decisive success  in the region of Luppoff (Laup-  kbw) pass where we captured by  assault a very important Austrian position "on the great crest  of the Beskid mountains. Having  forced a wood, which was a perfect entanglement; of barbed wire  and surrounded by several lines  of trenches, our infantry pushed  forward to the main position of  the ""enemy,   the   men   hauling  the guns.     After bom barding it  from a distance of six hundred  paces, they crossed deep ditches  fortified with palisades, and carried the enemy's works which j  were strongly armed   and provided  with   internal   defenses.  The   Austrians   made   several  counterattacks in close rank formation, but Avere dispersed and  partially annihilated by our fire  and bayonet charges.     Towards  morning the enemy began a retreat on certain  prepared positions.    During the day we took  as prisoners about 100' officers  and 5600 men, besides capturing  several dozen machine guns.  Brittania Mine  Struck By  Avalanche  Over Fifty Killed and Many Injured  Vancouver, March 24.���������A terrible calamity occurred on Sunday night at the Brittania mine  located ten miles below Squam-  ish, Howe Sound, the present  southern terminus of the Pacific  Great Eastern Railway. The  mine, which is about forty-five  hundred feet above sea level and  reached by an aerial tramway  extending about a mile and constructed in two sections mounted  on strong poles, was struck by j  an avalanche. The force of the  avalanche coming down for thousands of feet and gaining ground  every yard swept away these  supports like so many straws,  killing over fifty men and injuring--about''fifteen. Fifty-six  bodies have been removed to the  city  Many of our local readers will  be interested to know that Dave  Young, for a long time resident  of Bella Coola, and employed as  government teamster, has joined  the colors and is how in training  with No. 1 Company of the 48th  Battalion at the Willows camp.  Mr. Young went south with the  last contingent from Prince Rupert. Photographs of the contingent as they left the northern  city show Dave in civilian attire  as the authorities were unable  to supply a uniform large enough  to accommodate his bulkyform.  Provincial Election  Your influence and support  is respectfully requested.  T. D. <PATTULLO.  Liberal Candidate for Prince Rupert  Riding.  The work of raising the jail  above the level of the river is  There is great danger of j finished and foreman  McRostie  a second slide, and women and|a"d his men are now employed  children are moving out of the  camp. The disaster is described  as terrible. Large trees were  overturned like large piles of  straw. Relief boats have been  sent from this city.  Submarine U-29  Believed Sunk  Appeal for Linen for  Bandages.  The Courier has been requested to appeal to housewives and  others to contribute liberally of  all material suitable for bandages  for the wounded. Every bit of  linen, cotton, damask, crash,  huckaback, muslin, and even  strong canvas, will be of use.  Pieces of old muslin blouses as.  small as four inches square, ragged old handkerchiefs and table  napkins. , Everything that can  go through the washing machine  will be of the greatest of value.  To the devoted nurses and  doctors, the tragedy of a shortage of bed linen, bandages and  towels, must be terrible. This  scarcity of everything that is  needed for the sick and wounded  must steadily increase, unless  we, who are far from the horrors  of the battle-front, realize to the  full and give, until the passion  of sacrifice rises to the height  which is demanded by humani-  tarism and imperial necessity.  Contributions   of   the   above  London, March 25.���������Tenendos  correspondent of the Times in  despatch dated Tuesday says,  "Mine sweepers are again at  work in Dardanelles, but wind is  still too high for other naval  operations."  Greece May Soon be at War  Athens, March 25.-- A statement published by the Hestia  claims that president Poincaire  has assured the Greek minister  at Paris that coming events will  convince Greece of the necessity  of abandoning her neutrality.  London, March 26.���������The British admiralty stated this evening   I that thejr thought  the German  Turks Fortify Frontier I submarine U-29, which recently    j sank four British and one French  Paris, March 25.���������A despatch ! steamer in the English Channel  from Athens says that the Turks j and damaged three other vessels,  are fortifying Luleburgas, forty-! has been sunk with all hands,  five miles south-east of Adrian-; The text of the official statement  ople, and other places in fear of; is as follows : "The admiralty  possible attacks by Bulgaria. | have good reasons to believe  An army is in training, under! that German submarine U-29 has  German officers, at Luleburgas. I been sunk with all hands." The  Heavy artillery has been sent; U-29 displaced 800 tons and was  from Constantinople to Durkos ' one of the largest and fastest of  district on Black Sea. ! Germany's undersea boats.  removing obstructions from the  Necleetsconnay  River.      Road!mentioned    materials    will    be  work, which is usually well un- gratefully  received   by Mrs.  I.  der way by this time, seems to j Fougner and Mrs- T- ^^^ at  be a thing of the past.    The ar- j  rival of Superintendent Jennings  was awaited with nervous anxie-  Bella Coola, and  Miss Mitchell  I ai Hagensborg.  ty by certain people who expected  to hear how much money was  available for distribution through  out the valley. Mr. _ Jennings  came, and although not in the  best of health drove bravely  through the ram to attend a  meeting of the executive of the  Conservative club, when the ail  important question of which of  two men should be road-boss was,  we understand, finally settled.  Mr. Jennings could give no information regarding the work to  For the Belgian Fund.  The social evening held at the.  Mackenzie School on Friday last  was only another example of the  indefatigable efforts of the local  ladies, who are doing such excellent work for such good causes  as the Belgian Relief Fund, the  Red Cross,  etc.     An  excellent  musical program was rendered,  including items by the following  artists:    Miss  Mildred  Gibson,  pianoforte;   Miss Addie Gibson,  soprano; Miss W. Pecknold, elo-  Japan Transports Men  Peking, March 24.���������The Chinese government has official information to the effect that the  second Japanese squadron, conveying two divisions of approximately 30,000 soldiers, has sailed  for China.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  be done this year, nor as to the j cutionist; Mrs, Edwards, read-  amount of money available, any ing; Misses Mitchell and Peck-  more than to intimate that there Inold, dueiists ; Mr. Chas. Lord,  would be nothing doing'till after! tenor; Mr. Atkins, baritone; Mr.  election. j H. Sutherland, mandolin; Mr. H.  ���������,,      A ~ ,,. ,   ,.,    ! Grainger, elocutionist.   Towards  The steamer Celtic came to the "  jlocal cannery with a large con.; the close of the evening a dainty  isignment of tin plate for the.  i making of cans. Work is now :  jin full swing in preparation  for,  The Courier has been asked to bushes are in blossom. Our farm-  announce that the members of; e.rs are busy ploughing and pre-  the town Sunday School will hold: paring their fields for seeding.  a picnic at the school grounds to- j Certainly the Bella Coola climate  day, commencing at 11 a.m.        | is hard to equal en the North  Everyone is  cordially invited; American continent.  to attend and help to make the  occasion an enjoyable one.  A number of men from differ-    ent parts of the valley came to  | town on Fridav to commence the  Never in the experience of the j work 0f ploughing and harrow-  oldest settler has BHla Coola ex-1 jng the Hospital grounds. The  perienced such an early and mild ! governing board are leaving no  spring. The grass in the fields j stone unturned to put the con-  is well advanced and trees and ; cern in thorough working shape  shrubs are ready to break into; and are being earnestly support-  leaf.     Already  the   wild   fruit'ed by the public.  the season's pack.  NOTICE  A General Meeting of the Bella Coola Development League  will be held at the Mackenzie  School on Monday, March 29th,  at  7:30  p. m.,   followed   by  a  lunch was served and short addresses were made by Mr. W.  H. Gibson, the chairman, and  Rev. T. C. Colvvell.  The proceeds amounted to $47,  which was considered to be highly satisfactory considering the  many calls which have recently  been made on the small community in the valley.  s������r>>-<TC>"':rw'>--'-raT> *=rBG~^.^rs4~>*^r������+  ?  PUBLIC MEETING at 8:30 p.m. \l       (EltUrrh  Ntfttn?  to which everyone is cordially  invited, especially members of  the Athletic Association, when  the question of the Empire Day  celebration will be discussed.  Hubert L. Harris,  Secretary. B. C. D. L.  Lower Bella Coola: Church  Service, 11 a. m.  Sunday School  Church  Service  10:45 a.m.  7:30 p. m.  Rcc.   T. C.  Cola-ell. D. A.. Parlor  J  9 'HCB  ������**  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday,  March 27  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  ��������� Canada  1 Year  $1.00  6 Month*    0.75  3 Month*    0.50  United States  1  Year '.   r  United Kingdom  1 Year     $1.00  ������i nn  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.  Empire may be greater and , in receipt of numerous telegrams  nobler, and what would be from people in the east and in  thought of one who would create! Great Britain congratulating him  a division in the camp.   He would on his decision to remain in pub  be shot as a traitor.    At this time  of financial difficulties, Sir Rich-  lie life.  We number ourselves among  ard is taking the coward's choice the many who would like more  and the coward's remedy to bring! information in- regard to these  momm  MAKES PERFECT BREAD  For Advertising Rates,  ,! Office.  Apply  at  To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name and eddress of every writer'of audi letters  must be given to the editor.  ' The Editor reserves the right to refuse publication of any letter. , All manuscript at writer's  risk.       -       ���������.    ���������' -,'  Yaacouyer Office - - 317-323 Cambie St.  "������������aluH popult supreme fat lex."  SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 1915.  The Victoria Colonist, owned  by'"$45,000'; Matson, is not lacking in zeal in earning its annual  thirty-five thousand dollars subsidy.    In a recent issue it even  'attempted to show that in foist-  1 ing an election on the public at  this inopportune time, Sir Richard placed himself in the class of  Asquith and Sir. Edward Grey.  In view of the fact that the tvyo  eminent British   statesmen invited the co-operation of their  political opponents, the comparison would be insulting if it were  not a trifle amusing.    The Colonist used to have a fair circulation in Bella Coola Valley, but  the people jiave become sick'of  reading such piffle and  now it  would be difficult to find a home  where the Colonist is admitted.  Nor is it the only paper which  persistently   tries   to   gull  the  public by throwing dust in their  eyes.    We have previously referred to the 'Week' which simply  exists for the purpose of presenting bouquets to Sir Richard, who  is so enamoured of himself that  he pays well for such flattery.  The Colonist airs one opinion,  held   exclusively  by itself and  such papers as have for years  been  looking to the provincial  treasury  for their   sustenance,  but level-headed and honest Conservatives as well  as   Liberals  hold an entirely different view.  ���������   Mr.   Charles M.   Woodworth,  former president of the Vancouver    Conservative   Association,  speaking to a large gathering in  the  Orange   Hall,  West  Point  Grey, stated his opinion in the  following terms :    " It is a coward's choice to plunge the country into an election now.'.'    Mr.  Woodworth-deprecated the fact  that he  found  it  necessary  to  take the steps he proposes���������to  stump  the district against the  government and therefore in the  interests of the Liberal policies.  He said,  however, that though  taking this stand, he was still  the truer Conservative of   the  two men, he and his former political friend Sir Richard McBride.  Compare these words with the  vaporings of the Colonist.    Mr.  Woodworth said, "If the war is  not ended by September when  there are to be general elections  in Great Britain, all parties will  return the same government until the wsar does end.    Men are  dying on the battlefield that the I  about an election.    It deserves  &i50" tne "cowaro. s deserts.  The Agricultural Bill was described by this leading Conservative as nothing more than a bait  to the voters, and Sir Richard  vvas dabbed as the "friend of the  Chinese." Mr. Woodworth has  seen good cause to sever his connection with the party,,.not because" he is no longer a Cons'er-,  vatiye but because he has become  nauseated with the corrupt practices, the absolute inefficiency,  and the wasteful extravagance  of the McBride government.  He sees, as every right-minded  man must see, that we have come  to a crisis, when party affiliations  must be set aside in a combined  effort to raise our province from  bankruptcy, and ill-repute.    The  honor of the ..electorate of this  province is at stake.    It has been  repeatedly impaired through the  actions of members of our government and by the government  as a whole.    But the public conscience is awakened.   Men of all  political   shades   are   becoming  alive to .the seriousness of the  situation and are demanding reforms.    We in the North  have  suffered at the hands of so called  representatives who have been  mere puppets in  the  hands of  Bowser and McBride.  ;  The people must govern. They  must demand the restoration of  their  rights,  which have  been  taken from them by a gradual  process under the manipulation,  of Mr. Bowser.    Five years more  of McBride rule and British Columbia will be an excellent place  to live out of.  telegrams. First, do these telegrams reaily exist? Probably  the Colonist thinks so, but that  is no evidence. Are they genuine  or forged? We have heard of  "forged telegrams being used to  serve a purpose at just such a  time as the present, and history  might repeat itself. However,  we will not press that point. But  surely the Colonist might have  added at least some hint of from  whom these, telegrams were received.. Since such knowledge  is so carefully kept from the  public, we can "only make a  guess, and in so doing may of  course be entirely wrong. However, let us see just how near  we can get. It is not hard to  imagine that Sir Wm. Mackenzie  and Sir Donald Mann would be  marines, previously condemned  by the naval expert of the Chilean government; at $250,000 more  than they would have been worth  had they been-any good.' Then  (this is not a guess but merely a*  suggestion) King George himself  might have felt it his bounden  duty to congratulate our premier  on this last noble effort to keep  the Empire intact  Now comes the question, how  many of these telegrams were  sent" by fair minded business  men in British Columbia? How  many came ,from the heads of  the struggling industries, that  are taxed ajmost out of existence?  Were any'received from the  white fisherman's organization  who have to thank Sir Richard  and   his   government   for   the  CHICK STARTER  CHICK FOOD  CHICK DEVELOPER  SCR A TCH FOOD  SOLD BY LEADING DEALERS  And by  ALBERTA   PACIFIC  GRAIN  COMPANY  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  ���������;"A, P. Standard"���������We stand bach of every sack  Who Sent the Telegrams?  Evidently there has been an  impression in the minds of some  people in the east and in Great  Britain, that Sir Richard might  decide to retire from public life.  This is the assumption offered by  the Victoria Colonist, which "organ." repeatedly made  mention  among the first to express their] hordes of Japs with which they  satisfaction   in   knowing , that  their-dear   friend,   whom  they  have always  found as  clay in  their hands, had decided to continue to serve them.   Sir Richard  has been the easiest snap imaginable for these men, and the  idea of losing their "cinch" on  the   provincial   treasury- would  undoudtedly cause  them grave  anxiety.    It is safe to say.they  telegraphed   congratulations   to  Sir Richard.     What about the  land sharks who owe the province $15,000,000 ?    What soothing news this must have been to  them.. ;What is theu'eost ?of~ a  telegram when you are absolved  from  the necessity   of   paying  your debts?   Indeed these men  would be ungrateful indeed did  they   not   offer    congratulations.  The timber kings, might like  to be polite as showing their appreciation of Sir Richard's untiring effort on their behalf. If  they did not dig up a couple of  dollars for telegrams they are  certainly ungrateful wretches.  Then there should certainly be  Gault Brothers Limited  WHOLESALE 'DRY GOODS  361 Water Street        Vancouver, B. C.  $  ^  Gault Brothers for over 60 years haoe successfully  maintained wholesale warehouses throughout Canada  ^  The 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  CARPETS  LINENS  DRESS GOODS  C(  fc*.4*Eric  ?.. "c&fbe  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED THE DA Y RECEIVED  are forced to compete ? ' The  thousands of disappointed settlers who have been forced to  leave the province for the reason that they could not obtain any  accessible land without, paying  the speculator's exhorbitant"  price. Those settlers in the interior whom Mr. Bowser met on j  his tour and .whose sorry plight\  owing to lack of roads and trails  made him feel ashamed of himself. Did these people wire?  The best thing for the province  would be for Sir Richard to retire into private life and \take  his piratical gang with him, and  any man who thinks differently  most certainly has an axe to  grind. That there are such men  we freely admit. We have some  in our midst.  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  Mr. Peter Lauritson, one of  the many Conservative leaders  in Bella Coola Valley, does considerable writing for the Canada  Skandinaven, of Vancouver. In  a recent communication he  refers to the Courier as a " 'great  political light' that shines year  one from the Chief -Lord of the' *n and year out." Then he men-  Admiralty,   congratulating   Sir tions some smaller  lights that  Mr.  Sir tions  Richard on his master-stroke in JU3t blink at certain times.  of. the fact that Sir Richard was1 having obtained two little sub-' Lauritson is  quite right in re-  Wholesale  DRY GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  OF "PRIDE  OF THE WEST" BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  Send for Catalogue  MADE    IN    B. C."  Prompt Attention Given Letter Order*  spect to the Courier���������it is a light;  but he does not go far enough  he should have said that the  Courier is truly a searchlight,  that has been playing on the  questionable work of the Conservative party both in Bella  Coola andvthe Province at large.  We heartily agree with Mr. Lauritson in that there is a lot of  smaller lights, in fact they an ������j>  so small in our estimation thai  we will not mention them.  What can  we expect  from a g*|$|  "Big  Business"   government' )'j]jjfc  Certainly nothing that will in ai \ t $&  i    Si  way interfere with "Big Rim  '-  ness," even though our lo\alt\   l5  is at stake. A  ������3*1  Grates arc extra durable.  Coal grate is duplex. Wood grate is the most modern type.  ?&&  $&&  will take extra large pieces of  wood���������just remove back end  lining. Ask the McGJary dealer to show you.  n  MADE IN CANADA.  tt  Sold By AH General Merchants.  tf  D������C  301  =T>  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT   AND PASSENGER SKHVIC1  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  > <���������  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  ���������J. O.      Uielohsin     Leaves   Vancouver   every  Monday at 8 p. m.  Leaves Bella Coola Wednesday night.  S. S. "Coquitlam" will also sail   from Vancouver <>n  November 1.2. 20,   December  10,  24,   January  7,  LM.  February 4, 18, carrying Gasoline and   Explosives liy  special arrangement.  ������J  Por rates of I-rei^hls, Karon and othor information, apply '"  IIkaii Okhck, Cakkau, St., Vancoiivkk ; or Grco. McC!K������:':������'i.  a/rent,   1003 Govkknmknt St.,  Victoria  ) ��������� C  nor:  ^ i>5 W  Vlurdatj, March 27,   1915  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  4-*  3������  j***  THE two principal reasons  why you should buy  "Shamrock" Hams, Bacon,  Lard, etc., are:  FIRST���������  There is none better.  SECOND���������  They are the only  brands produced in  B. C. under government inspection.  f Ask for "SHAMROCK-  BACON  HAMS  LARD  } BUTTER   EGGS  5f  and keep your money at home.  Sp. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  & Packers and Provisioned  gary     Vancouver     Edmonton  MOM  HO)-*  ������o  iM^  ealing with the question of  proposed importation of goats  respondent writes  that if  people stand for such acts as  Ellison's cow deal, it can  ���������uly said that this province  dy has a superabundance of  animals;  A NIGHT ALARM.  A descriptive series by our soldier correspondent, Jlrchie *D.  ~ 'Darlington, late of Shushariie Bay, B. C.     '   There is a military exodus to  the south. The troops are moving in battalions and brigades to  the coast, or to towns near the  coast. The old camps, so full of  life last summer and fall, have  now vanished. Bustard, Bulford,  Park House and Perham Downs  are mere travesties of their  former selves and undergoing  transformation at the hands of  the Royal Engineers in order to  be soon ready for a new, blue-  clad army from the north.  And from over the channel  British soldiers are pouring into  France. A taciturn, cold-eyed,  six-foot man in London writes  a telegram, and thereafter many  things happen. A brigade leaves  a quiet town in the wold; a battery or so of artillery rumbles  over the macadam setts of a  Salisbury Plain depot; "boots and  saddles" sounds in the cavalry  lines and the lancers and dragoons ride away:  each unit to  Y~Z������^A  I  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  J REGULATIONS  k I fOAL MINING KIGHTS of the Dominion, in  B j ^   Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ai.Fjki-.ta,  X j the Y UKON TEHKITOilY. the Noktii-wkst 'J'ekki-  t& i TOIUK.s  and   in   a  purtion  of  the Vkovinck of  | BKITlSil Coi.umhia, may be li-uaed for a term of  K^������������������ ���������  ���������      il ������ i ' twenty-one years at an annual rent;<l of $1 an  DeCOme 111  the COUrSe   Of   an  llOUri acre.    Not more than Z.m acres will be leased  j to one applicant.  Or   SO   a   Component    part    Of    an ;        Application for a lease must be made by the  i applicant in  person to the A^ent or Sub-Accent  Army Corps which, ere the tele-   l^t-iS" in which the r,Khla u,J"lie<1 for  In Hurveyed territory the land muat be described by sections, or le^al .subdivision!! of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied lor shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application mu.'it 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 Atfent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rignts  are not beini? operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal minintf rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of SltUXl an acre.  For full information application should be  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY.  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. Ii.���������Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������3U*iW).  A few lines we specially  recommend  Duerrs���������  Jams and Jellies  Huntley & Palmers  ���������Biscuits  Griffen & Skelleys  famous gold and  silverbar���������  Canned and dried  fruits  LEESON, DIXIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  rholesale Grocers Vancouver, B; C.  BUSINESS CARDS  Order  that   pound  of BRAID'S BEST  Tea now. Packed  in handsome 1, 3,  and 5 lb. tins.  Geoffrey K. Rurnett   D. J. McGucan  C.E.. B.C.L.S., U.A.S.C, B.C.I..S.,  ASS. M. CAN. SOC. C.E.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  (Late.ilill & 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 J- NATION  ,gp&  %  J. W. Peck & Co. Ltd.  Manufacturers of  CLOTHING, SHIRTS,  CAPS and OVERALLS  We carry a complete stock of Men's Furnishings  and all the best English   and American   Hats  ���������\  *  JOHN W. PECK & CO., LTD.  MONTREAL        WINNIPEG       VANCOUVER  gram written by the taciturn  man has been filed, will have  crossed the narrow waterway  and entered Gaul.  It is  wonderful  how   quickly  arid quietly the thing is done. As  an example, there was one night  in Basingstoke when the bugles  sounded the unmistakeable notes  of the  alarm.     The  two little  cinema shows were packed to the  doors, and the night being fine,  the  soldiers  were  walking the  streets,  humanly strolling with  bright-eyed Kate and Jane,  or  drinking sociable glasses of beer  in snug hotel parlors, when distant but clear on the air the call  came to us like Gabriel's trumpet!  It came first from the Warwick's  quarters and we laughed as they  retreated to the purlieus.    However, the call came again, nearer  and in a deeper tone from the  Gloucester billets, and before the  echo had died  away  we   manhandled  a breathless  drummer  in the act of putting the bugle  to his lips.     "Double, youjam-  wallahes!   It's for the brigade!"  he panted.  The cinema shows opened the  fire exits, and men from the parlors and the well-lit streets raced  for their billets, thereupon to  hurriedly piece together and don  a complicated equipment, fill  water bottles, seize rifles and  dash away, sweating profusely,  to the battalion rendezvous. Each  man somehow stumbles onto first  his company and then his platoon.  The roll called, they are numbered  off in whispers and slope arms  quietly and with precision. One  officer enjoins silence. Then a  tense moment or so follows,  broken by no local sound until,  from out of the blackness a voice  utter a sharp command: "The  battalion will advance in fours  from the left of platoons���������A company leading���������form fours!" A ���������m chicks, ducklings & hatch  quick -movement ending with the ,Z>*���������t^a:s^^y%������n������ mV���������  . ��������� . . I 1.0UO. J5.00:  Currants.  10 cents; Gooseberries,  15  SimultaneOUS CllCk  Of a thOUSand le.-nts;   Raspberries, 5 eonts;  Rhubarb,  10 cents.  j l-'iuit Trees.   Perennial Flowers.   Hoses,   Dahlies,  heelS '        "Left!"       Then       " Lef t ' 1>!insiea- utc-    Carriage prepaid.    Catalogue free.  wheel! Quick march! " Repeated  as platoon  follows  platoon and  the companies advance in order  (Continued on page 4, column 3.)  BUS  MEETS ALL BOATS AND TRAINS  Hotel Winters  COR.  ABBOTT  AND  WATER  STREETS  VANCOUVER, B. C.  EUROPEAN   PLAN   Hot and Cold Water  SI.OO TO  S2.50      STEAM   HEATED  ROOMS WITH BATH  HOE  Fur Sales Agency  600 dealers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years.  Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20  of the biggest fur buyers in the world  bid on your fur instead of one individual house assures the highest market  price always.  We hold sales' monthly, but will advance 75 per cent, of value on receipt,  sending balance immediately after sale.  Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  nor  J  j * .'~  The delicious flavors  of  Nabob  Jelly  Powder  makes it one of the  good things to eat.  Is CLEAN, and  as   SIMPLE   as  "A.n.c."  Mistakes are  Impossible,  if voii use  The Guarantrril "ONE DVF. (or ALL KINDS of  CoucU."   THY IT. anil prove II lor yoiirm-K I  Snul It Free Color Curd, .Story Booklet, uml Hook-  let i'IvIiir resulu of Prelng n������i other ciilurn.  The Johmon-Rlclwrdnon Co.. Limited,   - Montreal  Ciias. I'rovan, Langlky 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-Woolley, Wash., U.S.A.  Some people are so ill-tempered that it annoys them when  they are forced to smile.  / heMason & fxischPiano  of to-day will make plain our  privilege to state with authority:  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  3  ���������"7*  M  fi'l  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  ek.  \a/HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous fanner?  \X7"HAT person so independent?  \^7HAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of   the necessaries  of life?  Bella  Coola   farmers are  independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  npHE REASONS  for this  en viable, con di-  ���������*���������   tion of  affairs   are   obvious to   anyone  who knows the Bella Coola Valley.  The land is fertile and needs little or no  irrigation. The climate is mild and enjoyable ; long warm summers with sufficient  rainfall and mild winters make for excellent crops.  Large and small fruits, garden and field  crops are grown to the best advantage.  This fact was established at the Prince  Rupert exhibition last year when farm produce from Bella Goola Valley carried away  over twenty first prizes.  OELLA COOLA and the surrounding  country possesses wonderful wealth  in timber, as yet almost entirely undeveloped, and perhaps at no other point  on the Northern Coast is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.  Highland Liquor Co. i  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous  Scotch Whiskey. Perth, Scotland.  WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO  WE   SHIP    PROMPTLY  758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.   if  Each packet makes  a full pint of jelly.  AT YOUR GROCERS.  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.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  Onk Ykar $1.00  Six "Months   0.75  Thrkf. Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Yrar  $1.50  Unitkd Kingdom and thk Continent.  Onk Yrak $1.00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name   P. O   Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed  m ma rim���������ii���������ii i ii mil mi titiihiii   in������r ��������� --iiiiiir"   ��������� ,��������� ...-.    -f .. .. ��������� .���������... .- .. ��������� . ���������   ---^uMm BELLA COOLA  COURIER  Saturday,  March 27  0:H  HOE  Subscribe  for the  lit* ���������      99  ouner  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   01;   COAST���������SAITOX:   in.  Take Notice that Harold V". Morehouse, of Namu, B. ,C.',- occupation  maiiner, 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 SO chains.-thence south 80'chains,  thence east SO chains, thence north  80 chains to point of commencement,  containing 640 acres, more or less.  HAROLD V. MOREHOUSE.  Dated, January 15, 2915.    Feb. 13-Ap'l io  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  ONE DOLLAR  FOR' 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���������RAXTGE   HZ.  Take Notice that.Thomas Hooper,  of J-.'amu, B.C., occupation engineer,  intends to apply for permission to  lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at  the north-east corner of Lot 299 on  the east coast,-of Aristazable Island,  thence west SO 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. Agrent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  It will be io your interest to 4 keep Well informed regarding the  happenings^ throughout  the Northern section of  this Province���������  THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  ADVERTISERS-  Now is the time to keep  your name before the  public. No manufacturer or wholesalehouse can  afford to let slip the opportunity of increased  sales that public advertising brings.  DISTBICT   OP   COAST���������BANGE   ZH.  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  chain's, thence ea^t 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  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������BANGE   HZ.  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. Aeent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DEAL ESTATE booms in the  cities Have come and gone.  People are beginning to flock to  the country. The North-West  Coast of British Columbia offers  opportunities for all. Did not  know, is no excuse. Investors  should keep posted on developments by reading the "Courier."  Job Printing  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.   We will do it right.  DISTKICT   OP   COAST���������BANGE   ZZZ.  Take Notice that Joseph O'Connor,  of Namu, B. C, occupation mariner,  intends .to apply for permission "to  lease the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted three  miles distant and in a northerly direction from the north-east corner of Lot  299 on east coast of Aristazable Island,  thence west 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  south following shore line to point of  commencement, containing 640 acres,  more or less.  JOSEPH O'CONNOR.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V. MOREHOUSE, Agent.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������BANGE   ZZZ.  Take Notice that Lewis Hooper, of  Namu. B. C, occupation mill foreman,  intends to apply for permission to lease  the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted one  mile distant and in a westerly direction  from the north-east corner of Lot 299 on  east coast of Aristazable Island, thence  west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence south 80  chains to point of commencement,  containing 640 acres, more or less.  LEWIS HOOPER.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V. MOREHOUSE, Agent.  A NIGHT ALARM.-^ConUnued.  ���������of alliteration.- . ;   ,;  Meanwhile the town has lowered its lights, closed the' shop  doors and is quiet awhile^altough  groups of people stand in the  portals and at street corners in  hushed expectancy. Some hazarded a guess of a sudden order  to France, others ventured an  east coast landing, a "'"further  Zeppelin raid, and a few wiseacres said it was only a test. At  any rate, they knew as much as  ourselves,' and our knowledge  equalled that of Mick, the regimental dog, who in turn', and at  least as regarded the .business  toward, was as well informed as  the colonel.  One could scarce help picturing  a similar scene in Flanders���������an  old-world burg, a few aged  people, women with the anguish  of separation, the fear of the  unknown writ on their faces, and  a tonsured priest���������standing together in the deep black shadow  of some ancient Halle, listening  to the roar of the great guns.  However, to come backj^this is  just Basingtoke, in old Hampshire, far from the stress of  battle and heedless of the; tide of  war; even the flying ships in the  vault-are peaceful bent. So presently^ from the cobblesfat the  foot of Station Hill; comes the  sound of well-shod hoof^beats,  and behind, the'measured cadence  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OP   COAST���������BABrtjE   ZZZ.  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' soutjtLside of  Noeek River, opposite'"Lot 6,"thence  west 40 chains, following. south shore  of NoeekRiver, thence 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. KEEXOG.  of a marching legion. Thesound  increases, mingled now with the  jingle of water-bottles on equipment, and they pass/without a  word in the files��������� marching  dumbly at ease. Down the London Road they go and onto the  common, where many sightseers  are gathered, evidently impressed by it all. As the Old Regiment comes to its place one can  perceive three blurred masses on  the skyline; three battalions  drawn up in mass, which, when  we the fourth are in place, makes  a rough aggregate of five thousand men. O', for the glare of a  searchlight!  That is all! Although the  ammunition has been drawn'and  the transports are in complete  readiness, there is nothing more  save an inspection. Some men  are censured because there is no  water in their bottles, others because a small partof their equipment is missing. Then, following a short lecture on always being ready, we are marched back  and-dismissed.  Since the call sounded, just an  hour and a quarter has elapsed;  yet in that interval of time a  bingade has foregathered with  all essentialsand marched away.  The townspeople are amused and,  I presume to guess, relieved. It  was, after all, only a test!  Date, February 15, 1915.  ���������Mar*b &~May 1  QgilvieV  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now  ������������������������������������^���������������������������������������������MMiHO  From  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.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRIC1  The Courier  $lja Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  @E  30E  3     O  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������BA1TGE   ZZZ.  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  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.  GEORGE HOOPER.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V. MOREHOUSE, Agent.  ALL GOOD GROCERS  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OP   COAST���������RANCfE   ZZZ.  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  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.  CHARLES A. BATTISON.  Dated, January 15, 1915.  H. V. MOREHOUSE, ABent  HUGHES BROS.  BIG    LIQUOR   STORE?  Wines, Liqueurs and Cigars  tJ WE    SHIP    EVERYWHERE  Send for free price list with shipping instructions.  105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C.  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 189:  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  6 en era I IV8 ere hand I se  Dry Goods and Notions  -������  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP, HEATING  AND COOK STOVES  Large and well assorted stock  of Men's, Boys' and Children's  Clothing, Shirts and Underwear  We carry the largest and most  up-to-date stock of Men's,  Women's and Children's Shoes  in all styles at the lowest possible price. Men's Furnishings  to suit individual tastes     ������    ������  Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles  Settlers, Prospectors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing but the mo������ suitable articles are kept at prices that  invite competition.  Paints -  Oils  - Varnishes   -   Stains  Crockery and Glassware of all kinds  Patent Medicines of all descriptions  Best brands of Flour.     Feed and Grain of all sorts  kept on hand.    Prompt service  Best Goods���������Lowest Prices���������Largest Stock  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C.  vpir*"  4

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