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 1������ ���������(Ik' *  J  I  4  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  -#���������������  WEATHER   REPORT  Compiled  by Mr. C. H. Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature for the month of January,  maximum, 32,  minimum,  23.  Rainfall for same period, 1.42.    Snow, 37.  ltSr-i  ,ffyoL.  2���������NO. 24  BELLA COOLA, B.C., SATURDAY, MARCH 7,  1914.  $1.00 a Year  ft*  Now the Time For  War, Says Die Post  -^Berlin,  March 5.��������� Immediate  ������iwx as the only means of extri-  iflcating Germany from an already  '^^intolerable situation among the  ""^'European P������wers is frankly ad-  ."' vpcated by a writer in a lengthy  , particle in Die Post.    He says:  %������In the lives of nations, there  *{are" complications and   dangers  ^twhich can only be disposed of by  ** '8ne sword.    Our situation today  Will Not Use the Canal  Canadian Pacific Sends Official Notification to Washington  ������"-  ^fbelbngs in this category.  ���������. j8flfXAt the moment conditions are  jflfavorable.:   France is not ready  i^to^ght; England is involved in  ,.������.internal and colonial difficulties;  ��������� * vtf'ussia shrinks from war because  ^stie.fears revolution.  , -- ������/Shall we wait until our oppo-  Jnen& are ready, or shall we use  /tlie {f a vor abl e mom en t to force a  -detcision."  ������������������'^i-The Post is the recognized of-  , "ficial organ of the powerful and  -'influential Imperial party.  Settlers for B. C.  Montreal, Mar. 5.���������From Great  Britain comes word that many  thousands of people, particularly  ipeople with- some-means,   will  . (,come  to  British Columbia  this  ���������^year to take up fruit farming.  w  ���������'������������������1   * 5^  "** ***V   * ���������   ���������'���������  ���������,���������������������������--'  " Experimental Farm  %        for Fort Fraser  ���������'-/.Fort Fraser, March 5.���������It has  been definitely decided to establish an experimental station for  -/the purpose of carrying on agricultural  experiments   and  con-  : ducting an educative branch of  "the government, for the benefit  of the many new settlers who are  coming into the Fort Fraser district to take advantage of the  ^magnificent,    new    agricultural  "'"district.  Militants Burn  fe Historic Church  Washington, March 4.���������Assurances that the Canadian Pacific  Railroad has no intention of attempting to evade the provision  of the Panama Canal Act barring  the railroad-owned ships from  the canal reached Washington  last night through official channels.  With this assurance cam* a  further declaration that the Canadian Pacific would not send its  fleets through the canal even if  there were no question about its  right to do so, because the company's officials could see no advantage to be gained by changing  their present routes across the  Atlantic and Pacific.  TryingTo Get Benton's  Body  Washington, March 4. ���������The  American Government is exerting every influence at its disposal  to obtain from General Villa the  surrender of the body of William  Benton, the- British subject recently executed at Juarez. No  reply has been received to the  questions sent to Consul Letcher  to find Benton's grave, and Secretary Bryan was surprised by  news dispatches quoting Villa as  saying Benton was buried in Chihuahua City. There have been  persistent reports here too that  the body was cremated.  Will Insist on "ShowDown" by G. N. R.  Federal Government Not Inclined to Grant Aid  Ottawa, March 5.���������Sir William  Mackenzie is still liere and his  presence keeps alive rumors in  regard to the C. N. R. loan. Most  of the stories are nothing but  rumors. Only a few main facts  are known; firstly that the Canadian Northern want assistance  of some kind; secondly that no  formal application has been made  to the government; and thirdly  that both the government and  the private members of Parliament will insist on a complete  "show down" on the part of the  Canadian Northern before any  further aid is granted. They will  ask that the C. N. R. show exactly where it stands, financially  and otherwise, so that the public  can know the real situation.  Should Submit Measure to the People  The open hostility towards further guarantees being  made for the benefit of Messrs. Mackenzie & Mann, is  based upon the principle that a bargain is a bargain.  When Premier McBride asked for and received from  the electors ratification of a guarantee of $35,000 a  mile for the Canadian Northern Railway Company, he  gave absolutely no intimation that any further demands  would be made.  Now that further demands have been made he ought  in all fairness and justice to submit them to the people.  Queen Mary's Brother  as Governor-General  4n*  $$&    Valuable Relics Destroyed  ' 'Dubar, Scotland, Mar. 4.���������An  arson squad of militant suffragettes burned to the ground the  historic parish church of the  village of Whitekirk.  The church was erected in the  sixteenth century and contained  many relics of the Battle of Dunbar in which the Scots were  ��������� routed by Oliver Cromwell's  ' forces.  The incendiaries had sprayed  the interior of the church with  inflammable oils. They also used  explosives which shattered several massive slabs of stone.  Mawson Has Returned  Adelaide, Australia, Mar. 4.���������  Dr. Douglas Mawson, the Australian explorer, has returned  here from the Antarctic on board  the Aurora. He said his expedition had been eminently successful.  Gunmen to be Electrocuted  Albany, March 4.���������"Gyp the  Blood," "LeftyLouie," "Whitey  Lewis" and "Dago Frank," the  gunmen jointly convicted with  former Police Lieutenant Becker  for the murder of Herman Rosenthal, the gambler, will be electrocuted during the week beginning  April 13.  Mammoth Steamer  Launched  Belfast, March 5.���������The launching of the Britannic, the 50,000-  ton triple screw White Star liner  marked an important development in construction so far as  engineering ingenuity can ensure  it. The Britannic, intended for  the transatlantic service, had  only been laid down when the  Titanic disaster occurred, and the  plans of the new liner were almost completely remodelled. The  Britannic is 900 feet long and the  largest British steamer afloat.  London, March 5.���������Rumor is  now busy with the nameof Prince  Alexanderof Teck, Queen Mary's  brother, in connection with the  Governor-Generalship of Canada.  It is understood Prince Alexander will visit Canada this summer  with Lord Brooke, heir to the  Earl of Warwick.  Yukon Included in the  Premier's Western Trip  Ottawa, March 5.���������Everybody  expects that some time during  the summer Premier Borden, accompanied by one or more ministers, will visit Western Canada,  going to the coast and possibly  as far as the Yukon, never yet  visited by a Canadian premier.  Mr. Borden's last western trip  was in 1911.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  Six bridge carpenters arrived  from Pritte-e Rupert yesterday.  They will-be' employed- on the  construction of the large bridge  over the Bella Coola River on  which work has already commenced under foreman Ellison.  This bridge is to be completed  this summer.  S.S. Camosun made her usual  weekly call at this port on Sunday morning. Among the many  passengers for this port were,  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sutherland,  Messrs. B. Brynildsen, R. Ellison,  G. McMillan, I. Olson, G. K.  Burnett, K. Brink, P. Berg, C.  C. Pattison, H. Fress, Mortimer  and Professor Bestul.  Mr. and Mrs. Sutherland return from their wedding tour in  California and have taken up  their residence at "The Shack."  Mr. B. Brynildsen is back from  his annual visit to Vancouver and  Victoria. Mr. Brynildsen had  the privilege of attending the  Liberal convention held at Victoria, and returns prepared to  carry on the Liberal campaign in  this district with renewed vigor.  He reports that Mr. H. C. Brewster, the Liberal leader in the  province, has definitely stated  his intention of touring the  Northern Coast in the near  future, and that Bella Coola will  certainly be among the places  visited. Mr. Brewster will in all  probability be accompanied by  "Honest John" Oliver. Announcements will be made indue  course through the columns of  this paper.  Mr. R. Ellison is the new bridge  foreman in charge of the construction of the new bridge over  Bella Coola River.  A camp has been established  adjacent to the bridge-site and  work has already been commenced, "  G. K. Burnett, B. C. Land Surveyor, is engaged in sub-division  work adjoining the town.  K. W. Brink and P. Berg have  returned from a visit to Norway.  While they both assert that they  have had an extremely enjoyable  holiday, yet they both express  their pleasure at being back in  Bella Coola.  The outgoing passengers by  the last south-bound steamer included Messrs. E. Frank, F. Lu-  ellen, Ben May and G. Dagg.  Mr. Frank spent last week in  town on business and expects to  return in the course of a week or  two.  F. Luellen left for California  where he intends taking up his  residence.  Ben May of Bella Bella left for  Vancouver on business.  Harry Kivett, of Firvale, visited town on Wednesday last.  Peter Messick and John Nelson came in from South Bentick  on Wednesday.  In times past the hand-logger  in this neighborhood has had extreme difficulty in obtaining the  license necessary to enable him  to follow his vocation. In the  first place, he probably did not  know where or to whom to apply  for it, and in most cases eventually lighted on the government  agent at Prince Rupert as being  the right and proper person.  This official, if he deigned to  reply at all, usually gave the  logger distinctly to understand  that his office was no place to  which to apply, for a hand-logging license, limiting his informa*  tion to that brief remark.  Then followed a series of enquiries here and there by the  logger, with the result that it  has taken months for men living  in and around Bella Coola to obtain a license, if indeed they succeeded at all.  It looks likely, however, that  this state of affairs is about to  be remedied.  Mr. W. McCrae has been appointed official timber scaler for  a new district between Cape  Caution and Millbank Sound. In  addition to his duties as scaler,  he will also.define the logging  limits for the hand-logger, report on the quantity of timber,  etc., and so assist the logger to  obtain his license.  This will remove some of the  difficulties experienced in the  past. The proper thing would  be for the official on the spot to  have authority to issue licenses,  but this much cannot be expected  all at once.  With telegraphic communication and with its central location  Bella Coola might well be selected as headquarters for Mr. McCrae, who, given an office here  and a competent assistant to act  in his absence, and with full authority to issue all licenses required under the Forestry Act,  would always be available when  required by any of the large  number of loggers who operate  on the neighboring coast.  A meeting of the subscribers  to the Bella Coola Hospital was  held on Wednesday last when the  following persons were elected  to serve on the Board for the ensuing year: President, A. C.  Christenson; secretary-treasurer,  Capt. Thorson; M. B. Christenson  and R. N. Levelton. Medical officer, Dr. W, Bavis.  It is the intention of the new  board to adopt a vigorous policy  in regard to getting the hospital  into running order, and also to  have some work done on the  hospital grounds.  Many of our local friends will  deeply regret to hear of the death  of Mr. William Roxborough,  which occurred at Vancouver on  the 26th ulto.  Mr. Roxborough at one time  held the position of manager of  the Dominion Government hatchery at Rivers Inlet. No man was  more highly respected by those  who knew him during his twenty-  five years service in the capacity  of fishery overseer on this Northern coast. Faithful to duty,  simple and noble in character,  his peer is seldom met with in  these ages. Among those at his  bedside were Messrs. Phibbsand  McTavish, who were closely associated with the deceased ?at  Rivers Inlet.       ;.:'  We have also to record the  death of another pioneer of the  fishing industry on the Northern  coast, in the person of Mr. Bartholomew Stapleton, formerly  manager of the Inverness cannery, who was interred at Victoria on the 25th ulto. ;.;���������;..  fflljurrl5_Nnttr������  Public Worship of God.     ���������  Sunday School    -     2:30 p. m.  Church Service    -    7:30 p.m."  Subject:���������"Christ and Man as  Sources of Light," also a talk  for the boys and girls.  ������      Rev. T. C. Colwell, B. A., Pastor     $  For Sale  A three piece parlor suite, good  as new, for particulars apply to  F. M. BREWSTER,  Hagensborg, B. C.  TENDERS WANTED  CEALED TENDERS addressed  ^ to H. Jacobsen, secretary,  Bella Coola Telephone, Light and  Power Company. Bella Coola, B.  C, and endorsed "Tender for  Repair of Telephone Line" will  be received until 12 o'clock noon,  1st of April, 1914.  Full particulars of work required may be obtained on application A. C. Christenson, Bella  Coola.  The company does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any  tender.  By Order.  Shushartie Bay  (FROM OUR RESIDENT CORRESPONDENT)  Another step in the rapid development of the north part Vancouver Island was marked by the  formation early in February of  a Farmers' Institute for the Nah-  wittie and Strandby districts. A  similar body at Cape Scott has  proved to be very successful. '������������������-.  This tendency for organized  and systematic development  promises well for future progress. We are pleased to record  that thirty members were enrolled at the inaugural meeting.  Mr. G. H. Hellings' acceptance  of the office of secretary-treasurer gave general satisfaction. Mr.  Hellings has a well deserved  local popularity, and his wide  experience in Alberta and British Columbia should be of great  benefit to the neighborhood. In  the president, Mr. McLean, we  have a combination of ripe knowledge and observation that will  go far. The membership includes  amongst others, Messrs. J. J.  Skinner of Shushartie, .J., T.  Lockwood of Strandby, arid F.  H. Bragg.  to Advertise.   An ad. in the Courier never fails to bring results.  a.VS Give us a trial. (^Th^Tc.) Let us publish your Land Notices. 2  BELLA COOLA COURIER  Saturday, March 7,   1914  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1 Year $1-00  f Months    0-75  3 Months    ������-50  United Slates  1 Year $1-50  United Kingdom  1 Year $2.00  Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscribers not receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at once. Changes in address should be  sent in. as soon as possible.  For*-Advertising'Rates,  Apply at  '; Office.  ���������   .   i   ' <���������   <���������  - s N  To Correspondents���������While-'unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name and address of every writer of such letters  must be given to the editor.  The Editor reserves the risrht to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer s  risk.  Yancouver Office - - 317-323 Cambie St.  '0alua populi suprrma ast lex/  SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1914.  ONLY THE "FAITHFUL"  SHALL WORK.  The pronouncement by Pr.  Patterson, president of the Vancouver Conservative Association,  that none but fully-fledged Tories  need apply for any government-  job in Vancouver, seems to have  come as a shock to many, people.  , Sir - Richard f eltj impelled to  rebuke Dr. Patterson for his lack  of; discretion, and at least one  Conservative organ has virtually  ruled him out of the party.  ���������Will :he resign ? Not at all, nor  has it ever been intended that he  should.  . There isno'doubt that Dr. Pat-  .terson told the plain bald truth,'  and ;what vexes Sir Richard is  that he should have made public  the great secret of Conservative  machine organization.  ' While Dr. Patterson no doubt  made a bad political .''break,"  yet it is absurd for. the people to  appear shocked at his brazen  announcement.  For years all over the province  the same policy has been in effect.  We know of cases in our own  immediate neighborhood where  i  men have been forced to join  the Conservative party in order  to obtain a job on public works.  . We know men, and we say this  unreservedly, who have never  voted Conservative in their lives,  who in their hearts are thorough  Liberals but who have joined the  Conservative clubs for jobs. If  any doubt this let him count the  votes cast at the local polls at the  last/'electiQ^^^et him see what  happens at the next election.  The membership roll of, the  locai Conservative club is well  padded with the names of men  who are not even British subjects. They belong to one of  two factions who are constantly  fighting between themselves and  accomplishing nothing of benefit  to the place, Yet, they are fully  fledged Tories and are, and will  be,   given  preference over the  man of twenty years residence  in the place be he not a member  of the club.  Take the matter of jobs on  public works out of politics and  there would be no Conservative  clutis in Bella Coola Valley today.  Sir Richard is displeased with  Dr. Patterson, but will he decline to place the responsibility  of distributing party patronage  in the hands of the organization  of which Dr. Patterson is the  head.    Just wait and see.  What Does It Mean?  An article in Vancouver World  of 26th ulto. under the heading  of "Might as well offer work in  darkest Africa," contains information of great interest to the  people of this valley.  The article deals with certain  correspondence between Mr. Parker Williams, M.P.P., and Mr.  Sam Atkinson, superintendent  of the bureau which the Associated Enforced Idle or Unemployed  conducts in Vancouver.  Mr. Williams, writing to Mr.  Atkinson, says that he has not  been able to bring the premier's  promise (in regard to finding employment for the enforced idle)  home to him owing to the almost  continual absence of the premier  from the floor of the House.  Mr. Williams goes on to say  that Sir Richard has evidently  found out that Mr. Atkinson has  discovered his (the premier's)  intention of FINDING WORK  FOR VANCOUVER'S UNEMPLOYED IN BELLA COOLA,  and concludes with the remark  that since the fare from Vancouver to Bella Coola is $14 th������ premier might as well find work for  men in Dahomey, which is  Africa as everybody must  know..  Are we to suppose that public  works of such magnitude are to  be undertaken in this locality as  will necessitate the importation  of hundreds or thousands of  laborers from Vancouver.  If there is to' be more work  than' the members of the local  Conservative club can handle,  why not give some of the bona-  fide residents a chance. Surely  a man honest and straightforward enough to refuse to sacrifice his personal opinions and  convictions for the privilege of  gaining preferment over his  equally deserving neighbor,  might reasonably be expected to  do an honest day's work.  Sir Rjchard has said that public works will be curtailed, particularly in the north, and now  we hear that Vancouver's unemployed are to be found work here.  It may be that on account of  the independent stand being  taken by the largest and most  influential section of the local  Conservative,   party,   that   Sir  the  fa  in  Richard considers that they have  got out of hand. Possibly, in  order to bring these insurgents  to time, Sir Richard has decided  to treat them as if they were  mere Liberals, and therefore do  not deserve the wherewithal to  sustain life.  What a harvest for the treasury of the Conservative club.  Vancouver's unemployed (numbering many thousands) at fifty  cents a head.  o     o     o     o     o  Unfair and Illogical.  It is difficult.to conceive of a  more illogical bill than the act  to amend the Trades License Act.  The taxes which it imposes are  not in any sense proportionate.  There is no principle in simply  naming a number of particular  trades, professions and occupations and imposing a tax on every  person therein. This doe,s not  cover the ground at all.  If revenue must be raised by  direct taxation, it should certainly bear upon each person in proportion to his ability to pay.  The principle in vogue in the  province of Quebec is based on  the amount of rent the individual pays for the premises wherein  his business is conducted. As a  general rule the rent paid by any  person bears a fixed ratio to his  profits. '  A person doing a small business  and paying say $500 per annujn  rent, should not be mulcted in  the same amount as a person or  corporation doing an immense  business, and occupyingpremises  at a yearly rental of $5000.  Transient traders and hawkers  could be taxed a fixed amount.  It seems absurd to tax alawycr  $50, a wholesale merchant $100  and a druggist $10 without any  regard whatever to the earning  capacity or the size of their  business.  A man running a six-horse  packtrain is required to pay $5  every six months, regardless of  what his earnings are. If this  man should also want to act as a  guide to a party visiting the interior country he must take out  a separate license for that privilege. If, in the winter time  when there is no packing or  guiding to be done, should he  wish to make his winter's expen  ses by trapping he is stung again  to the tune of $10.  Meanwhile, since the abolition  of the poll tax, the Jap, Chinaman and Hindoo who are thronging our logging camps, canneries  and sawmills get oft' scot free.  If the provincial government  is forced to resort to direct taxation, then let such taxes be imposed on all classes proportionately as to their ability to pay.  o     o     o     o     o  Our Enormous Burden.  When Sir Richard McBride's  bill to further guarantee the  bonds of the Canadian Northern  Pacific Railway, to the extent of  $10,000 per mile on 511 miles of  its main line, has received the  approval of the legislature, the  total liabilities of the province of  British Columbia on account of  this railroad will amount to  $121,000,000.  Some Conservative newspapers  would have the people believe  that the province is only responsible for $47,975,000, seemingly  overlooking the fact that the  interest on these bonds as well  as the principal is. guaranteed.  The province is as much responsible for one as the other.  One government organ says,  "Thisslast guarantee will make  the total amount" of Canadian  Northern bonds guaranteed by  the province (exclusive of interest) $47,975,000, with probably  some more to be announced in a  day or two."  Can this be true? If so, the  piiblic may just as well abandon  all hope, for the province is already mortgaged to the point of  bankruptcy should anything go  amiss with the Canadian Northern' Railway.  It is high time the people of  this province frankly studied the  position in which, they are placed  by'the McBride government and  seriously considered what the  end is to be.  With the loan of $10,000,000  approved at this session, British  Columbia's debt will amount to  $18,000,000, and the minister of  finance has stated that other  loans will have to be made from  time to time.  Yet, in the face of this immense burden, the people are  forced to share with the Cana-  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  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TROREY  Managing Director  The Bank of British North America  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT  Accounts opened for amounts of $1 and upwards.    No notice  required for withdrawing.  DRAFTS, MONEY,ORDERS, LETTERS OF CREDIT ami  TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES issued, negotiable anywhere.  COLLECTIONS  made  at lowest rates.  Agents and Correspondents  in every part of the world.  . Agents for  DEN  NORSKE  CREDIT BANK  J. N. CRAN, Manager  Bella Coola Branch  dian Northern railway the liability for, a debt of $121,000,000  which that railway,company may  never be abla to meet.  The head of this railroad corporation is now at Ottawa asking  the federal government for $25,-  000,000 for the completion of its  system.'  Should Parliament refuse to be  again held up, which seems likely, can anyone doubt but that it  will be most serious for the railway company. How serious it  will be for this province is not  'difficult to imagine.  No wonder that faced with such  overwhelming obligations the  government is rushing through  measures to tax trades and businesses, which have never before,  in any part of Canada, been levied  upon except by the municipalities.  And the end is not.  Was it not the late member for  the Islands, who, in a burst of  eloquence, predicted the early  approach of that happy time  when direct taxation in this province would be no more. Alas!  Not only is direct taxation hijrher  than ever, but the government  is borrowing $10,000,000 and proposes to further guarantee the  bonds of the Canadian Northern  to the extent of an additional  $12,000,000.  o     o    o    o    o  Sam Hughes will rescue the  Empire in the North Sea with  his motor boat navy.  BRAID'S BEST  TEA   COFFEE  SPICES  FLAVORING   EXTRACTS  Are ABSOLUTELY PURE and conform with the Government  Standards absolutely  Wm. Braid & Co. Vancouver, b. c.  Kemp's INVALID PORT  A SUPERIOR   MEDICATED  WINE  Unsurpassed as a  TONIC,   STIMULANT  AND   INVIGORATOR  Wholesale Distributers  ������       a      np jl I J. J      Wholesale pistriouters  J. A. lepoorten Ltd.,Vancouver, b.c  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C, LTD.  Boscowitz Steamship Co, Ltd.  REGULAR FREIGHT   AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S S <VENTURE^eaves ^ctor'a every Wednesday.   ',   *        ���������Leaves Vancouver every Thursday at 11 p.m.  LEAVES BELLA COOLA SUNDAY MORNING.  S. S. "Capilano" or S. S. "Coquitlam" also call with  Gasoline and Explosives by special arrangement.  For rates of Freights, Fares ami other information, apply to  Hkad Office, Cauk.au, St., Vancouver; or John Barnki.ey,  1003 Government St., Victoria. % *  V.  h4  ,     'SalurJay,  March 7,   1914  BELLA   COOLA  COURIER  t.'  A recent return of parliament  ^giving the number of dismissals  during the first three months of  the govern men t's tenure of office,  in addition to the 1,100 dismissals  in the P. 0. department formerly reported, gives the following  information. In the Inland Revenue department there were 110  dismissals without investigation  and 167<Sippointments; in the In-  teriorSTpartment, 200 dismissals;  imtnejGustoms department, 340  >disrmssais ; Labor department,  , 32,S'smissals. Total during the  .first three months, as far as reported to parliament, 1,800 dismissals. The other departments  still haye to be heard from  Free Trade and Big Trade.  The statistics for British  trade for the year 1918 are now  complete. Imports for the year  reached the amazing total of $3,-  850,000,000; exports were $2,625,-  000,000. There never before was  such exceeding growth in British  foreign trade. Within ten years  imports have increased 35 per  cent., and exports have nearly  doubled. At the same time there  has been unprecedented development of the home trade, creating  as a consequence an enormous  demand for labor.  This is not a bad showing for  a free trade country- Toward  the end of the year the worldwide slowing-up of business began to put a check on the rising  tide of industrial and commercial  activity. Great Britain was the  least of the great nations to feel  the weight of depression. No  other country was as well prepared to meet the inevitabe,reaction that follows upon a breakdown of commercial prosperity.  "Whatever be the fate in store  for British industries in the coming year," says a prominent London writer, "the position is at the  present moment incontestable  better than that of their continental rivals.", In other words,  "Protection does not protect,"  asthe people of the United States  know to their sorrow.���������Philadelphia Record.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  fOAL MINING RIOHTS of the Dominion, in  the Yukon Territory, the North~\vkstTerritories and in a portion of the Provinci: of  Ukitish Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one yeunt at an annual rental of $1 an  ucre. Not more than 12,5GU acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must bo made by the  applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-Ascent  of the district in which the riidits applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must he described by sections, or le#al subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself. ���������'  Each application must be accompanied by n  fee of $(i 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 live cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Agent with sworn returns accounting for the  full iniantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coul mining riKhtu '  are not beinw operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may-he  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application should bo  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion LandB.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B.���������Unauthorized  publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30690.  WANTED  Listing of Lots and Acreage  in Bella Coola and Valley.  Give full particulars,  Price, Title, etc., to  MARTIN J. RAVEY  826 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B.C.  OH  ���������c ><  H>4  KM  ���������<o  To Land Seekers,, Campers,  Prospectors,  Why Pack Your Outfits  Further Than Necessary?  o  WE CARRY COMPLETE LINES OF THE FOLLOWING AT BELLA COOLA PRICES:  GROCERIES TENTS DRY GOODS HARDWARE  CAMPERS' SUPPLIES PACKERS' REQUISITES  HAY  AND  GRAIN  Bella Coola Mercantile Co., Hagensborg  12 Miles from Bella  Coola and on Direct  Route to the Interior  OH  MM  ���������Q-4  ���������<0  B. FILLIP JACOBSEN  Agent for and  Owner of  FARM, TMBER LANDS AND WATER POWER  IN BELLA COOLA AND VICINITY  TEN ACRE FARMS A SPECIALITY  ^ After a residence of 30 years I have acquired  a thorough knowledge of the whole coast of  British Columbia, and can give reliable information ol the different resources at almost any  point in this part of the province. All information strictly guaranteed.  B. FIL1 .IP JACOBSEN, Bella Coola. B. C.  BUSINESS CARDS  u  D  D  .V A t>  This  Space  Reserved for  ; JOHN W. PECK & Co.  r LIMITED  I Vancouver, B. C.  F-.<f,-  i.  Manufacturers of ' Fit-Rite'  Clothing,   Overalls   and  Perfect-Fitting Shirts.  Geoffrey K. Burnett   D. J. McGugan  C.E., B.C.L.S., B.A.S.C., B.C.L.S..  ASS. M. CAN. SOC. C.K.  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. 0. Box 886. Telephone 232.  Ol   [  D  D  =111  LOTS!  LOTS!  IN  lift  Coola  J, A. LEROY PhoneSey. 9387 J. NATION  bus meet^allTboats and trains  Hotel Winters  COR. ABBOTT AND  WATER STREETS  VANCOUVER, B. C.  EUROPEAN   PLAN    HOT AND COLO WATER  5I.OOTO  $2.50      STEAM   HEATED  ROOMS WITH BATH  EGG-O  BAKING  POWDER  PURE in the Can and  SURE in the  Baking  NOT MADE BY A TRUST  Made in Canada  Sold by all first-class Grocers  Satisfaction Guaranteed  or money back  \(t  MRS. J. CLAYTON ^f  ^  Dry Goods  CD  Boots and Shoes  Groceries and General Merchandise  Hardware U Surveyors', Loggers'  and Packtrain Supplies a Speciality  v  FURS Bought and Sold  BELLA COOLA, B. C  H  o    o  M  KM  ���������<    M  ���������<   )-<  K    M  ���������<    M  MH  ALL RECORDS BROKEN���������  UNFORTUNATELY.  The official statement of the!  Dominion finances for the month  of January shows that the Government has broken all records.  The  difference between  falling  revenue and increased expenditures was never more marked in  the history of Canada. During  January the net debt increased  by $10,821,765. Expenditures,;  increased by over $4,000,000 as'  ^compared with January last year,  while revenue deceased by nearly $2,000,000. Instead of making  ends meet Finance Minis.ter  White succeeded in going to the  bad by over $10,000,000 last  month while the balance on  wrong side of the accoun t showed  an increase of $6,000,000 as compared with January of last year.  No other Finance Minister in the  history of Canada has been able  to approach this record for one  month.  c    c  I  w s*  M  o    o  M  Highland Liquor Co.  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.  KM  K    M  K    M  K    M  K    M  K    M  NOW    FOR    SALE  MAKE    YOUR     SELECTION    EARLY  Present Prices���������From $250 to $400  Address all Communications to ���������  Bella Coola & Western Land Co.  P. O. BOX  1482  EDMONTON, ALTA.  Bella Coola Agent    B. F. JACOBSEN      Office  -C. P. R. Block, Edmonton  For Purity and Sweetness  PASCALL'S  Chocolates and Confections are Nutritious  and Delicious  SOLD BY ALL   FfRSTCLASS GROCERS AND  CONFECTIONERS  aw r urs  Highest market prices paid.  Fair grading given.  EXPRESS CHARGESPAID  ON ALL SHIPMENTS.  Prompt returns. Write for  Price List and Shipping Tags  to���������  .LEVINSON  281-83 Alexander Ave.  Animals, Birds, Fish'  and all kinds of  Game Heads  Mounted True to  Nature  Hides tanned and made  into Rugs and Robes  All work strictly first - class  A. Mittler taxidermist  728 Helmcken Street  VANCOUVER, B. C.  II  :������  Watches and Clocks  Repaired  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  CHARLES TAYLOR  BELLA COOLA,  B.C.  ���������������j^'  j Patronize Home Industry  Kelly, Douglas  & Co., Limited  VANCOUVER,     B.C.  WHERE HE WOULD NATURALLY  DRIFT.  A Yonkers woman had asked  the police to find her husband,  who. she says, washed, ironed,  scrubbed, pared potatoes, cooked,  never smoked, drank, or stayed  out late, and always did as he  was told. Had she thought of  looking in the insane asylum for  him?���������Buffalo Express.  and Buy RAMS AYS'  Biscuits, Candy, Macaroni  New Orleans Molasses  Manilla Drips  Imperial Maple Syrup  Ramsay Bros. & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Mother (at the hydro.) ' 'Now,  you must be very discreet with  the young men you meet here,  Louise." Elderly daughter (with  a sigh.) "1 know, mamma; they  scare dreadfully easy." BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, March 7   h*  'Itfi  Wi  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  RAL  ERCHANDISE  ^  nor  c  HOE  &  en's, Ladies 'and  Children's Shoes  30E  )   C  HOE  Goods  J  ^H  rocenes,  [^  araware  ^i  HOE  3   C  HOE  Men's Suits, Shirts  and Underwear  j  HOE  3   C  HOE  IP  M  Pack and Riding Saddles  TENTS  Camp, Heating and Cook Stoves  WE  CARRY  A  LARGE  STOCK  OF  FANCY  AND  STAPLE   GROCERIES AT LOWEST   PRICES  .   ���������������  Settlers, Prospectors and Campers  Supplies  J*;  B.  BRYNILDSEN  &  CO.  BELLA  COOLA, bc.  ,>r  I  Maekay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Wholesale  D/?r GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  "JMackinaw" Overalls  Sample Room at Prince Rupert  THE  Manufacturers of all  MOONEY    BISCUIT HIGH-GRADE BISCUITS  ��������� ������������������������������������ '::    AND CANDIES    :  & CANDY CO. Ltd.  1>MW tWIM  VANCOUVER, B.C  MOONEY'S SODAS and  PILOT BREAD  "THE   BEST YET"  Made in British Columbia  Eventually You Will Use  Prairie Pride Flour  Every Sack Guaranteed  Your Money Refunded If Not Satisfied  Why Not Now?  Ask your dealer.    On sale at  all first-class Grocers  Made by MEDICINE  HAT .MILLING   CO., LIMITED  MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA  HUGHES BROS.  BIG  LIQUOR STORE! '"*  Wines, Liquers and Cigars *  WE    SHIP    EVERYWHERE -  Send for free price list with shipping instructions .  105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C. J  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT OF COAST���������RANGE II.  Take Notice that George Simpson  McTavish, of Victoria, B.C., occupation canneryman, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted about  ten chains distant in a westerly direction from an unnamed creek emptying  in Victoria Cove, Rivers Inlet, thence  south 20 chains, thence east 40 chains,  thence north 20 chains, thence west 40  chains following shore to point of commencement, containing 80 acres, more  or less.  GEORGE SIMPSON McTAVISH.  Mar. 7���������May 9.  Coldest Place in World.  Where the rivers freeze to the  bottom and small trees snap off  from the biting force of the cold,  stands the coldest inhabited city  in the world���������Verkoyansek, in  northeastern Siberia. It is a  place of some size, stands 150  feet above sea-level and in winter boasts of a temperature of 85  degrees below zero. Its usual  temperature is 3 degrees above  zero. The Russian government  owns the town, and is interested  in having an administrative center where clever and industrious  Yokuts, fur-trading Jews of Siberia carry on their operations.  By the death of Sir John Ten-  niel is removed an artist whose  drawings more than once seriously influenced the course of both  the domestic and foreign policy  of the nation of whose ideals he  was always the sane expositor.  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER'  IF YOU GET IT AT  PLIMLEY'S  IT'S ALL RIGHT B*  The  Call  of the  Open  Comes with the months of spring and at Plimley's  everything is ready for the Cyclist and the Motorist.  The 1914 "Indian-" Motor Cycles; The 1914 "Overland" Cars and the new cycle models by the world's  leading makers all await your choice.    Send for free  Catalog today.  730  YATES  Street  THOS. PLIMLEY  VICTORIA, B. C.  727-735  Johnson  Street  . LeCKIE CO. LTD.  .. Largest Shoe ..  Manufacturers on  the Pacific Coast  Vancouver, B. C.  QQSi  SUBSCR1PTON  RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One Year $1.00  Srx Months  0.75  Three Months 0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $2.00  ���������������������������"���������"���������-^"M������������������-~"mmmmmmmmm������������������������������������������������������������  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 enclo������cd


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