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Array na  D*  ns  Visf/v  iYOU'WANT  GOOD   SPORT  IT  BELLA COOLA.   EXCEL-  T HUNTING AND FISHING.  i   ���������   n-T     i    Mfw~n     i      n ( ��������� ���������i     i    i      '    '   i������J'i'   '"  WEATHER REPORT FOR FEBRUARY.  Compiled  by Mr. C. H.  Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 35.    Minimum; 22.  HighestMax. (27th) 59.    Lowest Min. (1st) 4  Rainfall, 3.67 inches.   Snow, 2.50 inches.  Rainfall for the year (1915) 34.33 inches.  2f>j  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, <MARCH 25,  1916.  $1.00 a Year  RE  ES  FTEMS OF WAR NEWS  Son, March 21.���������A strong French column with light artillery  |������aloniki, attacked and occupied villages of Macikovo, Kara-  .Jnd Kozuna, which had been entered by Teuton and Bulgarian  ,'l5?oSest  Owing to the encroachment of Teutonic allies into Greece  , ^t������?n������utral frontier zone which was agreed upon by the Greek and  ' Bulgarian governments is now eliminated.    The French have occu-  - piidlll^and Kayadata between Greece and Serbian Macedonia,  "^ ~~g the Germans into Bulgarian territory.  ians continue to advance in Albania and have now arrived  the advanced Italian positions at Avlona.  jy.saibr3"landed at an east coast port this morning; they are  !||fltood to be from Norwegian* and Spanish steamers torpedoed  ;e east coast last night.  e parsons killed and thirty injured is |;the' result of the air  by German aeroplanes over the east coastof Kent yesterday.  Aeroplane brought down by the British.    A bomb fell on the  ifdian hospital, no casualties, but some damage to property.  otable aerial raid was carried-out'early to day on a German  ane station at Zeebrugge.    A squadon of 65 allied aeroplanes  seaplanes made the attack*   Considerable damage appears to  been done, all machines returned.  el, Switzerland, March 21.���������23 allied aeroplanes raided Mullen and the greatest battle in the air was witnessed since the  egan.    Accounts received here declare that more than fifty  ines were sighted at such close quarter that German anti-air-  guns had to cease firing to avert hitting their own machines,  ris, March 21.���������The German attacks on Malancourt, Cote de  fre.'have resulted in a complete failure with enormous losses,  rmittent bombardment on Vaux, also the bombardment of Ver-  region slackened during the course .of the day.  ^IJBbndon, March 22.���������Austrian forces operating northwest of Us-  ciezko on the Dneister river near Bukowina border, forced by pressure of Russians to evacuate the bridge head fortifications and  \fir~    ���������".  ^abandon their transports. Undercover of night they succeeded  l^ce^'ded in joining the Austrian posts northwest of Zale, according  F'^lEustrian official statement today.  ssian forces entered Ispahan, old Persian capital, one of the  important cities in Persia, situated 218 miles southeast of  This army is evidently striking southward  from the  .-mail Russian forces in the direction of the Persian Gulf.    Con-  Situation at Verdun  Unchanged  Paris, March 24.���������A violent  bombardment raged last night  east of the river Meuse. West of  the Meuse bombardment diminished. Enemy have not renewed  attacks on Haucourt. Situation  generally remains unchanged.  Several Boats Sunk by  German Subs  ��������� ^  Roumania Prepared. *'.'.;  London, March 24.���������The war  preparations of Roumania are  completed. Military authorities  will assume control on'shortest  notice and concentration of the  army will rapidly follow on the  slightest attempt on the part of  Teutonic allies, without waiting  for'the formal declaration of war.  ; 'London, March 24.���������The following vessels are reported as  the victims of German submarines:  ':The French barque Jouganville  23 of the crew were landed.   The  ���������Jpuganville was a vessel of 3,-  700 tons.  ���������   The Norwegian barque Lind-  'field, 30 of the crew were res-  Kelly, Douglas & Co., Vancouver, is in town, interviewing the  local merchants. This is Mr.  Robb's first visit to this section  of the Coast and he states that  he finds business very good considering the circumstances.  The Courier at the Dardanelles. .  . Before the war began and un-.  til about a year ago the Courier  received at short intervals correspondence from A. D. Darlington. Until he enlisted he lived  at Shushartie Bay, Vancouver,  a real estate; Island.    In   April last year we  B. C. Men  Wanted  ���������$k  London, March 24.��������� Colonel  Leckie says: "We want more  reinforcements from B. C. to replace B. C. men.lost."  British steamer Sea Serpent,  part of crew saved.  -Norwegian steamship Kannik,  crew saved.  Reported unofficially that the  lightship Galloper, stationed at  thfe mouth of the* river Thames,  was not torpedoed as reported,  but withdrawn from its station.  M. M. Stephen  and insurance man of Prince Ru- J received  correspondence  from  pert,, is making our settlement! bim stating that he was then on  the pointof leaving England with  his regiment for the front.  Until  a short visit.  Lovers   of  .The Hamburg-American liners  Prinz Adalbert and Kron Prinz  Cecilie, seized at Falmouth on  the outbreak of war, were condemned by the prize court today.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  i*  '^eventration of Kussian troops is taking place in Russian Poland.  -IV'  Paris, March 22. ���������German forces made violent attacks on Verdun yesterday afternoon, west of Meuse; they also succeeded in  gaining a slight footing southeast of Malancourt woods.  New York, March 22.���������German exchange dropped to new low  r"r,l%el today, demand bills on Berlin quoted 71 7-17 for the equiva-  .'JlSofrof four marks; previous low record was 71 1-2.  \^^^ndon, March 22.���������An engagement took place yesterday off the  ������Bel*gian coast between four British and three German destroyers.  ������������������Two German vessels were hit and four men in the British boats  were wounded.  London, March 23.���������The Turks have evacuated Erzinjam Jfort-  ress, Asia Minor, 120 miles west of Erzerum. It is unofficially reported that Czernowitz, the capital of Bukowina, has been aban-  doned by the Austrians.  >-raris, March 23.    No infantry attacks occurred  last night on  ''Verdun.    Germans heavily bombarded Malancourt yesterday.   An  artillery duel commenced early this morningin the region surrounding Malancourt, Eene and Hill 340.    Remainder of front quiet.  London, March 24.���������The combined attack of the Allies on Zeebrugge reduced the German air-naval base to chaos. .Majority of  bombs fell on Solway works which caught fire. The harbor also  suffered and several mine layers were badly damaged.  S.'S. Chelohsin made her appearance with the much belated  mail on Monday morning at 6  o'clock. "The passengers arriving  were: Miss Annie Livelton, Dr.  sive assistance.  W. J. Quinlan,' Arthur Atkins, j  A. Hammer, B. Robb, A. Capoosej  and Geo. Cahoose. j  The outgoing passengers were \  Cecil Lancaster and A. Ellison-!  i  James.  A. Atkins has returned to resume his' occupation as bookkeeper at the cannery.  E.C. La trace, of Prince Rupert, called here last week on a  | cruise along the coast in his  launch the Joe Baker. He staid  until the mail arrived. Incidentally he bought any fur that was  handy to be had.  Italy  Will Stand  by Her Allies  ..-^Kotterdam, March 24. In an-  S'wering questionsin-the chamber  ofj-Beputies concerning. pledges  made by Italy to her allies the  under secretary of state for  foreign affairs said: "Italy ad-  hering to the London convention  concerning agreement with her  allies and will not make separate  peace, and that she had also accepted other conditions agreed  upon by Entente Powers, including restoration of Belgium."  Shipbuilding on the Pacific  Victoria, March 23.���������Premier  Bowser stated today that the negotiations entered into by Hon.  Lome Campbell, now at Ottawa,  concerning Federal aid to shipbuilding on the Pacific coast are  not yet completed.  It is generally understood, however, that the Dominion government did not give British Columbia's representative much encouragement.  Fire Destroys Nashville  Nashville, Tenn., March 24.���������  Fire swept through here today-  leaving five thousand homeless.  Dr. Quinlan, after visiting his  numerous friends in the southern  part of the province and attending the political funeral of his  favorite candidates in Vancouver  and Victoria, concluded that the  atmosphere of Bella Coola is good  enough for him, and now he will  devote his spare time in looking  after his friend Hon. Wm. Man-  son's somewhat delapidated fences.  H. G. Anderson is paying us a  too brief visit on his way from  the encampment of the 102nd  Battalion at Prince Rupert to its  more permanent quarters at  Courtenay. He is one of our enlisted soldiers and while paying  his family a visit he will try to  induce "our young men who are  at home to follow his example  and joinJ,he, colors. Mr. Jenninga  who'���������no'1 ooubt would carry considerable weight in a campaign  against the enemy but is precluded from doing so by an inevitable disability, will lend Mr.  Anderson his active and persua-  Albert Hammer came back  after attending as delegate the  annual session of the Central  Farmers' Institute held in Victoria. He left straightway for  his home at Noosatsum giving the  Courier no opportunity to interview him.  The cannery tug Swan of Namu  came in, Saturday afternoon with  R. O. Jennings, H. G. Anderson  and M: M. Stephens.  These gentlemen had come  down from Prince Rupert to  Namu to board the mail steamer  for Bella Coola. . The mail steamer being too busy to take the  mail up the Burke Channel went  past and the party for Bella Coola  hired the Swan and came in.  R. O. Jennings, our genial road  superintendent, is here to inspect  the progress of the rebuilding of  the Bella Coola bridge. He is  also pondering what other improvements may be accomplished  in his particular line the coming  season for the promotion of the  welfare of the community. In  this respect he will find a wide  scope for his activities.  B. Robb, representing the well  known wholesale grocery firm of  good government  must not forget to come to the  Colony Hall this evening. It is  the intention to discuss the reasons why there should be a change  in the provincial administration  in the forthcoming election.  Come early and bring your best  Bella Coola Railroad  We are indebted to B. F. Jacob-  sen for allowing us to publish a  letter which he has received from  W. D. Verschoyle, the promoter  of the Pacific & Hudson Bay  Railroad, better known in pur  midst as the Bella Coola railroad.  The letter will prove of more  than ordinary interest to our  Bella Coola readers as it shows  that the proj ect is not abandoned,  but may be resumed as soon as  circumstances will allow:  "As a direct contradiction of  stories detrimental to the interests which I represent, you may  say that our surveys alone cost  $30,000 and that we paid $125,000  for the Clayton estate, plus 7 per  cent, interest on   deferred payments.    In politics one way and  another we spent $10,000, and it  is directly owing to the fooling  of the McBride government that  we have not started the railway  long ago.    Altogether our books  will show that we have expend-  ded first and last over $300,000  on all accounts,  and we would  have by now expended $5,000,000  if we had received the slightest  encouragement (that  is  to say  something   we   could   rely   on)  from the McBride government.  Furthermore, you may say (and  you can use this letter in  any  way you please) that we are still  open to start  building the railroad, but that  we  believe that  until there is a change of government it is useless to do anything.  "We intend to carry out our  whole original program with respect to Bella Coola as soon as  the financial situation will allow  us to do so, and I have very great  hopes of being able to do it in  spite   of   the    present   government's actions.    That is why 1  am still working on the scheme  and  have not  for  one   moment  lost sight of Bella Coola nor faith  in its prospects.    1 do not now  start up a small mill because 1  Continued on pajje 4, column 2.  last week nothing was heard  from him here and it was concluded that he had fallen or been  captured. It is with sincere  pleasure we learn that although  invalided he is still in the land  of the living and at his old home  in, England. Below we print the  letter, which is dated Stoke-on-  Trent, England, February 17th:  Sir���������I have been invalided to  England and take the opportunity of writing to thank you for  the Bella Coola Courier, which  has reached me at regular intervals whilst in the trenches and  also���������thanks be���������during a somewhat tedious sojourn.in a "Malta  hospital.  It proves a very interesting and  pleasant link with the Province  of British Columbia and more  especially with the region wheie  my heart lies.  Bella Coola and Gallipoli are far,  perhaps, as the poles apart, yet  the little Courier has penetrated  the gullies and scrub-coveied  ridges where the troops have  gone, where many a brave lad  sleeps to day, and when the noise  of battle is done at Cape Helles,  Anzacand Sulva, probably among  Canadian newspapers that privilege is romantic and unique.  Your motto-should be "Excelsior"!���������Yours truly,  Archie D. Darlington.  The Union Steamship Company  announces that during the summer when the mail steamer calling at this port does not proceed  to Prince Rupert, the Prince Albert will call for any freight going North.  The Prince Albert will handle  a fortnightly service to Ocean  Falls, Surf Inlet, Prince Rupert  and Queen Charlotte Island points  The Young People's Missionary  Society of Hagensborg, held its  monthly meeting at the Lower  Bella Coola School last Sunday  evening. The meeting was well  attended and a good program  was rendered by the young  people. Rev. H. Sageng presided and made a short address.  <?  (Hhurrh Notirp  Sunday School  Church Service  -    10:45 a.m.  -   7 : 30 p. rn.  Preacher for Sunday���������Rev.  W. H. Gibson.  All Are Welcome.  ��������� l><Jt<Jt>-<i01><M>^i4><J������  to Advertise.       If you want to reach the markets of Northern  ������ British Columbia advertise in the Courier. (���������nor���������e���������Tc.) [jj^ZSjfgiiuiuniuiA^ muuiuuijjf ftusituuiifl fjyimumtfljj  ryOU   WANT GOOD   SPORT  IT BELLA COOLA.   EXCEL-  T HUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER REPORT FOR FEBRUARY.  Compiled   by  Mr. C. H.  Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 35.    Minimum, 22.  Highest Max. (27th) 59.    Lowest Min. (1st) 4  Rainfall, 3.67 inches.   Snow, 2.50 inches.  Rainfall for the year (1915) 34.33 inches.  4���������NO.-2PV)  BELLA COOLA, B.C., SATURDAY, MARCH 25,  1916.  $1.00 a Year  FTEMS OF WAR NEWS  ifon, March 21. ���������^ A strong French column with light artillery  Saloniki, attacked and occupied villages of Macikovo, Kara-  fd Kozuna, which had been .entered by Teuton and Bulgarian  ���������. Vbrc'eSi,  Owing to the encroachment of Teutonic allies into Greece  i$fi?e*neutral frontier,zone which was agreed upon by the Greek and  Bulgarian governments is now eliminated.    The French haveoccu-  - pieBjJljp'and Kayadata between Greece and Serbian Macedonia,  .p!?ft1l! the Germans into Bulgarian territory.  Erians continue to advance in Albania and have now arrived  the advancedvltalian positions at Avlona.  3ailor3 landed at an east coast port this morning; they are  rstood to be from Norwegian and Spanish steamers torpedoed  tffie east coast last night.  e parsons killed and thirty injured is ]the result of the air  By German aeroplanes over the east coastof Kent yesterday,  ^aeroplane brought down by the British.    A bomb fell on the  |fdian hospital, no casualties, but some damage^o property.  otable aerial raid was carried-'out'early'to day on a German  ilane station at Zeebrugge.    A squadon of 65 allied aeroplanes  Seaplanes made the attacks   Considerable damage appears to  been done, all machines-returned.  sel, Switzerland, March 21.���������23 allied aeroplanes raided Mul-  fen and the greatest battle in the air was witnessed since the  egan.    Accounts received here declare that more than fifty  nes were sighted at such close quarter that German anti-air-  guns had to cease firing to avert hitting their own machines,  ris, March 21.���������-The German attacks on Malancourt, Cote de  re,*have resulted in a complete failure with enormous losses,  rmittent bombardment on Vaux, also the bombardment of Ver-  region slackened during the course .of the day.  mdon, March 22.^-Austrian forces operating northwest of Us-  w-ciezko on the Dneister river near Bukowina border, forced by pressure of Russians to evacuate the  bridge head fortifications and  ^'abandon their transports.    Undercover of night they succeeded  F^Icleded in joining the Austrian posts northwest of Zale, according  ^ol&ustrian official statement today.  - ^Russian forces entered Ispahan, old Persian capital, one of the  ;m||l important cities in Persia, situated 218 miles southeast of  ,,>liii������ran.    This army is  evidently striking southward  from the  Vmafi Russian forces in the direction of the Persian Gulf.    Con-  cen'tration of Russian troops is.taking place in Russian Poland.  Paris, March 22.���������German forces made violent attacks on Verdun yesterday afternoon, west of Meuse; they also succeeded in  . - gaining a slight footing southeast of Malancourt woods.  New York, March 22.���������German exchange dropped to new low  clefcel today,-demand bills on Berlin quoted 71 7-17 for the equiva-  Mfiofof four marks; previous low record was 71 1-2.  -^BBondon, March 22.���������An engagement took place yesterday off the  BeVgisLn coast between four British and three German destroyers.  /.Two German vessels were hit and four men in the British boats  were wounded.  London, March 23.���������The Turks have evacuated Erzinjam |fort-  ress, Asia Minor, 120 miles west of Erzerum. It is unofficially reported that Czernowitz, the capital of Bukowina, has been abandoned by the Austrians.  ^'"(Faris, March 23. No infantry attacks occurred last night on  Verjdun. Germans heavily bombarded Malancourt yesterday. An  artillery duel commenced early this morning in the region surrounding Malancourt, Eene and Hill 340.    Remainder of front quiet.  London, March 24.���������The combined attack of the Allies on Zeebrugge reduced the German air-naval base to chaos. Majority of  bombs fell on Solway works which caught fire. The harbor also  suffered and several mine layers were badly damaged.  Situation at Verdun  Unchanged  Paris, March 24.���������A violent  bombardment raged last night  east of the river Meuse. West of  the Meuse bombardment diminished. Enemy have not renewed  attacks on Haucourt. Situation  generally remains unchanged.  Roumania Prepared. ';/,,,  London, March 24.���������The war-  preparations of Roumania are  completed. Military authorities  will assume control on'shortest  notice and concentration of the  army will rapidly follow on the  slightest attempt on the part of  Teutonic allies, without waiting  for"the formal declaration of war.  Several Boats Sunk by  German Subs  B. C. Men  Wanted  London, March 24.��������� Colonel  Leckie says: "We want more  reinforcements from B. C. to replace B.C. men.lost."  ' 'London, March 24.���������The fol-  lowing vessels are reported as  ���������the.; victims of German submarines:  The French barque Jouganville  23 of the crew were landed.   The  ;Jpuganville was a vessel of 3,-  700 tons.  The Norwegian barque Lind-  ���������field, 30 of the crew were rescued.  ^British steamer Sea Serpent,  part of crew7 saved.  ���������Norwegian steamship Kannik,  crew saved.  Reported unofficially that the  lightship Galloper, stationed at  the mouth of the" river Thames,  was not torpedoed as reported,  but withdrawn from its station.  Kelly, Douglas & Co., Vancouver, is in town, interviewing the  local merchants. This is Mr.  Robb's first visit to this section  of the Coast and he states that  he finds business very good considering the circumstances.  M. M. Stephens, a real estate  and insurance man of Prince Rupert,  is making our settlement  a short visit.   i   Lovers of good government  must not forget to come to the  Colony Hall this evening. It is  the intention to discuss the reasons why there should be a change  in the provincial administration  in the forthcoming election.  Come early and bring your best  girl.  The Hamburg-American liners  Prinz Adalbert, and Kron Prinz  Cecilie, seized at Falmouth on  the outbreak of war, were condemned by the prize court today.  S. S. Chelohsin made her appearance with the much belated  mail on Monday morning at 6  o'clock. The passengers arriving  were: Miss Annie Livelton, Dr.  W. J. Quinlan,' Arthur Atkins,  A. Hammer, B. Robb, A. Capoose  and Geo. Cahoose.  The outgoing passengers were  Cecil Lancaster and A. Ellison-!  James.  A. Atkins has returned to resume his' occupation as bookkeeper at the cannery.  sive assistance.  E. C. La Trace, of Prince Rupert, called here last week on a  'cruise' along the coast in his  launch the Joe Baker. He staid  until the mail arrived. Incidentally he bought any fur that was  ! handy to be had.  Italy  Will Stand  by Her Allies  .'Rotterdam, March 24.���������In an-  sweringquestionsin-the chamber  of^Depu'ties concerning.pledges  made by Italy to her allies the  urider secretary of state for  foreign affairs said: "Italy adhering to the London convention  concerning agreement with her  allies and will not make separate  pedce, and that she had also accepted other conditions agreed  upon by Entente Powers, including restoration of Belgium."  Shipbuilding on the Pacific  Victoria, March 23.���������Premier  Bowser stated today that the negotiations entered into by Hon.  Lome Campbell, now at Ottawa,  concerning. Federal aid to shipbuilding on the Pacific coast are  not yet completed.  It is generally understood, however, that the Dominion government did not give British Columbia's representative much encouragement.  Fire Destroys Nashville  Nashville, Tenn., March 24.���������  Fire swept through here today  leaving five thousand homeless.  Dr. Quinlan, after visiting his  numerous friends in the southern  part of the province and attending the political funeral of his  favorite candidates in Vancouver  and Victoria, concluded that the  atmosphere of Bella Coola is good  enough for him, and now he will  devote his spare time in looking  after his friend Hon. Wm. Man-  son's somewhat delapidated fences.  H. G. Anderson is paying us a  too brief visit on his way from  the encampment of the 102nd  Battalion at Prince Rupert to its  more permanent quarters at  Courtenay. He is one of our enlisted soldiers and while paying  his family a visit he will try to  induce 'our young men who are  at home to follow his example  and joip ifche. colors. Mr. Jenninga  who'no*ooubt would carry considerable weight in a campaign  against the enemy but is precluded from doing so by an inevitable disability, will lend Mr.  Anderson his active and persua-  Albert Hammer came back  after attending as delegate the  annual session of the Central  Farmers' Institute held in Victoria. He left straightway for  his home at Noosatsum giving the  Courier no opportunity to interview him.  The cannery tug Swan of Namu  came in. Saturday afternoon with  R. O. Jennings, H. G. Anderson  and M: M. Stephens.  These gentlemen had come  down from Prince Rupert to  Namu to board the mail steamer  for Bella Coola. . The mail steamer being too busy to take the  mail up the Burke Channel went  past and the party for Bella Coola  hired the Swan and came in.  R. O. Jennings, our genial road  superintendent, is here to inspect  the progress of the rebuilding of  the Bella Coola bridge. He is  also pondering what other improvements may be accomplished  in his particular line the coming  season for the promotion of the  welfare of the community. In  this respect he will find a wide  scope for his activities.  B. Robb, representing the well  known wholesale grocery firm of  Bella Coola Railroad  We are indebted to B. F. Jacob-  sen for allowing us to publish a  letter which he has received from  W. D. Verschoyle, the promoter  of the Pacific & Hudson Bay  Railroad, better known in pur  midst as the Bella Coola railroad.  The letter will prove of more  than ordinary interest to our  Bella Coola readers as it shows  that the project is not abandoned,  but may be resumed as soon as  circumstances will allow:  "As a direct contradiction of  stories detrimental to the interests which I represent, you may  say that our surveys alone cost  $30,000 and that we paid $125,000  for the Clayton estate, plus 7 per  cent, interest on  deferred payments.    In politics one way and  another we spent $10,000, and it  is directly owing to the fooling  of the McBride government that  we have not started the railway  long ago.    Altogether our books  will show that we have expend-  ded first and last over $300,000  on all accounts,  and we would  have by now expended $5,000,000  if we had received the slightest  encouragement (that  is  to say  something   we   could   rely   on)  from the McBride government.  Furthermore, you may say (and  you can  use this letter in  any  way you please) that we are still  open to start building the railroad, but  that  we  believe that  until there is a change of government it is useless to do anything.  "We intend to carry out our  whole original program with respect to Bella Coola as soon as  the financial situation will allow  us to do so, and I have very great  hopes of being able to do it in  spite   of   the   present   government's actions.    That is why I  am still working on the scheme  and have not for one  moment  lost sight of Bella Coola nor faith  in its prospects.    I do not now  start up a small mill because I  Continued on pnge 4, column 2.  The Courier at the Dardanelles. .':  . Before the war began and un-.  til about a year ago the Courier  received at short intervals correspondence from A. D. Darlington. Until he enlisted he lived  at Shushartie Bay, Vancouver-  Island. In April last year we  received correspondence from  him stating that he was then on  the point of leaving England with  his regiment for the front. Until  last week nothing was heard  from him here and it was concluded that he had fallen or been  captured. It is with sincere  pleasure we learn that although  invalided he is still in the land  of the living and at his old home  in, England. Below we print the  letter, which is "dated Stoke-on-  Trent, England, February 17th:  Sir���������J have been invalided to  England and take the opportunity of writing to thank ycu for  the Bella Coola Courier, which  has reached me at regular intervals whilst in the trenches and  also���������thanks be���������during a somewhat tedious sojourn.in; a.'Malta  hospital.  It proves a very interesting and  pleasant link with the.Province  of British Columbia and: more  especially with the region where  my heart lies.  Bella Coola and Gallipoli are far,  perhaps, as the poles apart, yet  the little Courier has penetrated  the gullies and scrub-covered  ridges where the troops have  gone, where many a brave lad  sleeps to day, and when the noise  of battle is done at CapeHelles,  AnzacandSulva, probably among  Canadian newspapers that privilege is romantic and unique.  Your motto- should be "Excelsior"!���������Yours truly,  Archie D. Darlington.  The Union Steamship Company  announces that during the summer when the mail steamer calling at this port does not proceed  to Prince Rupert, the Prince Albert will call for any freight going North.  The Prince Albert will handle  a fortnightly service to Ocean  Falls, Surf Inlet, Prince Rupert  and Queen Charlotte Island points  The Young People's Missionary  Society of Hagensborg, held its  monthly meeting at the Lower  Bella Coola School last Sunday  evening. The meeting was well  attended and a good program  was rendered by the young  people. Rev. H. Sageng presided and made a short address.  (ttlmrrb Sfattrr    I  Sunday School  Church Service  10:45 a.m.  7:30 p.m.  Preacher for Sunday-  W. H. (Jibaon.  -Rev.  1  All Are Welcome. \  to Advertise.       If you want to reach the markets of Northern  British Columbia advertise in the Courier. (iTTnorthern^c) m  i     )  ii  f  '1:1  !! i I  ?!  IU- If  'ji  n-'  ;t-  ft*  ���������MM  i.  r is  HI  I IT  m  s������l  IP  I,  11  ??'  s, litf iffc  SI  Iff'  BELLA COOLA COtJRiEft  Salurd\  III man  W> March 25, IJ  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella'Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  .Canada  1 .YW :.'. $1.00  6 Month*       0.75  3 Months '    0.50  United States'  Year =...:..  to occur again. We have in connection with this matter in rnind  a small country at tlie North in  Europe, which is not supposed  to be our equal in some respects,  but it can give this country pointers in regard to promptitude in  its delivery of the mail. Along  its    rock-ribbed,    tempestuous  1 Year = ���������������������������'��������� ' :$L5������Icoast, every little hamlet is noti-������  1  Year.  United'Kingdom  Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscribers: not receiving their copy  regularly pleage notify the management  at once:' Changes in address should be  sent in as soon as possible.  For Advertising Rates,  Apply ^at  ���������Office.  .$i.oo fied by telegraph three hours before the arrival, of the mail, and  the mail ' contractor is heavily  fined if ho fails to deliver the  mail on time. Should not our  great Dominion be equally business like?  To Correspondents��������� While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, tin  name ana! address of every writer of such letters  must be given t^ the editor. '  -The Editor reserves the risrht to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  risk. '  "J$altt3 juij&tli siiprrmn ?st tex."  SATURDAY,-'. MAR. 25, 1916.  Failure to Deliver Mail.  Bella Coola; with a population  of about 400residents," had at the!       t- and' ^etendeiVhAZ^ex   * 1 _      /������     *  J   1       ��������� 11 ��������� 1        ������ I  The Debt of British  Columbia.  The Conservatives have tried  :o derive consolation from a comparison of the public debt of  British Columbia with those of  Alberta and Saskatchewan. Brit-  'sh Columbia's debt,"being in  1914, $25,815,029; Saskatchewan;  ������22', 687,043; Al berta, $26,733,178.  But the supporters of our gov era -  head, the many Indians and Orientals are included in the population.    In the face of these appalling figures/which do.notinclude  the railroad guarantees, our eminent financiers assure us that  the credit of the province-is good  and that we can borrow millions  more   with    which   to   provide  salaries, build roads and otherwise pay the running .expenses  of the government.  The people are rather-tired of  these able statesmen and eminent  financiers, and want them substituted with m?n of less lofty  claims.  o     o     o     o     o  Germany's Precarious  Position.  arrival of this week's mail been  -.  without mail for 17 days.  It is supposed to receive mail  ".  once every week; Tbut the "mail  due^on March 10 did not arrive  .   at all. And no apology or explana-  ���������    tion  for this  failure is offered  either by the government or the  mail contractor.   It was learned,  however, in.'a round-about way  that the steamer carrying the  mail had grounded and could not  proceed on 'the route, and presumably forthat reason the parties concerned  felt themselves  relieved from their obligation.  -However this may, be, no mail  ���������    arrived, no notification was sent  -.-. to apublic anxiously waiting for  its mail.   Public indignation ran  . high because of the indifference  and   contemptuous   manner   in  which this community was treated in this matter. * It is a solemn  obligation upon the part of the  government to see that the mails  are delivered promptly and regularly.    Thus it should   not   be  treated as a favor* which a benignant government bestows upon an undeserving and therefore  grateful community.  Mails carry matter which at  times are of the highest importance to individuals and communities, and its non-arrival on time  or nearly so may have the gravest   consequences   in   financial  losses and the missing of opportunities the value of which cannot be'estimated.    And here we  "h-j'-o the spectacle of a highly  civilized government in the 20th  century treating a delinquency  of this nature  in a cavalierly  fashion,   deeming  it   not even,  worthy of an explanation, far less  an apology.  We have here a telegraph owned and controlled by the government; but still the operator, a  government" employee is unable  to give any information of or at  what time the irregular mail may  be looked for.  The stranding of  the   mail  steamer is no adequate ground  for the non-delivery of the mail  to this point.    If no large steamer was available to bring in passengers and freight, still there  are many smaller crafts at Namu  and Bella Bella that could have  brought the mail to destination  for a comparatively small sum.  We  hope  the  government will  allow nothing of a similar nature  travagances neglect to .mention  that- Saskatchewan   has -nearly  eight millions invested in.eleva-  tors, a provincial telephone system and various other profit bear-  ingassets.    Alberta has invested  ten million dollars in a prosperous telephone system, and three  more millions invested in assets  bringing in revenue.    The debt  per capita in these provinces is  another item'which the Conservatives" refrain from mentioning  and which knocks the props from,  under the business government  carried on by our great statesmen. '   Deducting - debts -which  represent reproductive services  and investments the net debt of  Saskatchewan is $21.29 per head,  of Alberta $23.23, and of British  Columbia $65.80.  Without being acquainted with  the statements of the financial  conditions of the prairie provinces for the last fiscal year, we  may add that the debt of British  Columbia according to the Public  Accounts ending March 31, 1915,  had risen to $74.70 per head.  The condition-in our province  is even somewhat worse than it  ���������ppears from these figures be-  .ause, in calculating the debt per  Not so long ago our well-known  pro-German contemporary staled  that Germany had now-obtained  everything that it started out to  get and, it added with every appearance of joy, she could now  entrench herself in heradvanced  positions in Russia, Poland, Serbia,   France ant!.Belgium,  and  hold them with comparative ease  against any assault the' enemy  might make.    But it seems our  too frequent visitor was not in  its employer's confidence in this  respect'   The Germans are now  making the' strongest' offensive  known  in history   in   order to  shatter the French  front,  and  presumably reach Paris.    It has  expended the lives of its soldiers  by the hundreds of thousands.  Up till the middle of last week  four hundred trains loaded with  wounded had passed east from  the Verdun region since the beginning of the attack, and in the  cities of western .Germany every  public   building,   church   and  schoolhouse has been turned into  a hospital.  It seems that Germany is in  some desperate strait which  makes it of the utmost importance to gain a decisive and great  victory at this time.  That the German people are  getting thoroughly weary of the  war goes without saying. It has  turned out so entirely different  from  what they anticipated at  its beginning.  Then, they expected a short, brilliant, victorious  campaign; similar to those they  engaged   in . against   Denmark,  Austria and-France.    But alas  for human expectations, almost  twenty months of the most awful  sacrifices have been endured and  still the end seems as-far off as  ever.   The discontent in Germany  is growing.   -The loss of trade,  the stoppage of   industry,-  the  restriction    of.   food   supplies,  the fearful losses of men, bankruptcy  unsupportable taxation,  the loss of the world's  respect  arid a fear for the future is aj  combination .of disasters which  must cause dismay to the stoutest spirits.    It' is showing itself  in almost daily riots, especially  in the  cities along the  Rhine.  And a victory' for the German  arms is necessary at this time to  restore in some degree the public'  confidence   in ��������� its   invincibility.  Another reason for this strenuous  effort is supposed to lie in the  fact that Germany needs money  and  that  she. must  win  some  great battle now in order to obtain another loan.  But her cause is unjust and she  will fail which event will be,to  her ultimate benefit.  m  Maekay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  Wholesale  DRY GOODS AND  MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  OF "PRIDE OF THE WEST" BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS/MACKINAW  'MADE    IN    B. C.  Send for Catalogue  Prompt Attention Given Letter Orderi  to us that there could be two  opinions in regard to the duty of  the public towards the Returned  Soldiers Committee; every one  should be interested and do all  credulous people would l;e|iHt  in  everyday   English   what r.  said means that only fools W(L  believe such a yarn.  Dr.  Young's conned ion v, :  they can for those who risk life, (the Price Ellison cow dea  o  The Pacific Canadian.  . We welcome to our table the  first issue of The Pacific Canadian, a weekly newspaper published at New Westminster with  Mr. Geo. Kennedy, as editor and  manager.        ;  From a literary standpoint it  will from the, start occupy a high  position which may be realized  from even a cursory perusal. In  politics it will endeavor to take  an unbiassed and just view. Just  at present.it will assume an independent Liberal position and  work for the political regeneration of the province. With its  high ideals, together with undoubted editorial ability, we bespeak for it a prosperous career.  limb and  health   in defense of  the country.    While this is not  denied, yet there is a strong protest made by some good people  against Bella Coola taking any  steps 'in  co-operation   with  the  Provincial" Returned     Soldiers  Commission.    The reasons given  are several, for instance, such as  there being no immediate need  of any work in that line.   And  that the needs of the Red Cross  and Patriotic Funds are considerably more urgent at the present  time.   But the chief objection  against xthe   organization   of a  Returned Soldiers Committee at  IS;  of a rather questionable nature  Mr. Bowser in preparing to m<-  the people^ata general e\m.  thought\it necessary u, dism>..  Dr. Young from his position a  Minister of Education, etc., v,%{  appoint Thos. Taylor in hispid  There   must   have   been jrra-v-  reasons for such a change w\u$*  under other circumstances uci S  have appeared  utterly farcies K  Mr. Bowser felt no doubt {\C4  he. as a great lawyer, was r J'  equal-to the task of defendir  Dr. "Young before  the liiburi,-  of   the   pepple   and,   therefore'-  threw him overboard.  this time is that Dr. Young is at |    Therefore,   the   objectors re-  the head of the Provincial Com  mission.  It is pointed out that he is under a cloud of suspicion as to the  reasons for his acceptance of  j $105,000 worth of shares in the  Pacific Coal Mines, Ltd. Dr.  Young professes,   and  ferred to above, assert strongs  that Dr. Young is a discredits J,  man  and   should   not   hold &-|  o  . o  Objecting to the Chairman.  It is generally admitted that  almost any subject may be looked  at from different points of view.  This fact has been very forcibly  brought home to us in the last  few days.    It had not occurred  Mr. Arbuthnot of the coal company, that these shares were a  gift, pure and simple, as a token  of friendship between these two  gentlemen. The judge who had  occasion to pronounce an opinion  upon the transaction in an open  session of the court said that  such reasons for the transfer of  the company's stock to Dr. Young  was of a character that only very  honored position at the hcadr|  a patriotic committee. He is ar|  offense in their sight and thy|  will not support any organizaf  so does | tion   of  which  he  is the head!  Under these circumstances it;';!  surmised that the organization!  of the Returned Soldiers Cornf  mittee in Bella Coola will not te|  acceptable to the people. -;  The Courier, while not carir? 1  to express an opinion upon th^f  attitude of these goocTpeople. i;||  willing to concede that thev f  "point of order" seems to U ^  well taken. M  Gault Brothers Limited  WHOLESALE. <DR Y GOODS  361 Water Street        Vancouver, B. C  Q Gault Brothers for over 60 years have successfully  maintained wholesale Warehouses throughout Canada  <$ The Vancouver stock is ihe largest and best assorted  slock on the Coast, in some cases the best west of Toronto  STAPLES Ready-to-Wear  SMALLWARES   MEN'S FURNISHINGS  ribbons House Furnishincs  CARPETS  LINENS  DRESS GOODS  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED THE DAY RECEIVED  30E  m^  30E  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  d. 0.     . dlClOIlSin     Leaves   Vancouver  every  Thursday at 11  p. m.     (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Sundays 9 a.m.  _ S. S. "Coquitlam" sails from Vancouver fortnightly, carrying Gasoline and Explosives, will call  at Bella Coola by arrangement.  i  o!  I  For rates of Freights, Fares and other information, ntiplv t������  Head Office, Carrali, St., Vancouver; or Geo. McGregor,  agent,  IOOj/Government St., Victoria...  IOE  =������1������0  nor:  I  Aw  ���������  ���������*. r^j-^ - f ������������������  ,:.Nr'."!'f.. lfe"i'.  /fy  i  ���������   jSafuraay,  March 25,   1916  6������LLA C06LA COURIER  "^Jffeftfr. Bowser the Man?     ���������  ������' y*Asfeveiy, one knows, the re-  '   <<mutiPf the by-elections constitu-  $$&(}? in all  the circumstances a  UsWwostrexemplary and overwhelm-  sf \ ������*.*K������.%rt������riemnation and repudiation  '.Administration and all its  , past and present; for the  ^ministration, technically  ing, is not dissociated for  fen tin the public mind from  e   which   owns   Premier  'as titular head.,   Having  d to the by-elections, and  y-elections having, been  Really condemned,itmight  osed that Premier Bow-  torriey-General   Bowser,,  wser   the   man���������experi-  lenctdfblitician, statesman if you  vitai interests of the country, of  lightly, flippantly, and contemp-  uously referring to and treating  this most deliberateand crushing  verdict of condemnation by the  electorate as of no moment or  significance at all ��������� merely a  puerile desire on the part of the  people, as the Premier and his  political and journalistic echoes  assert, to give this precious government the benefit of "some  opposition" in the Legislature!  What sort of a hint would these  seasoned saurians take that the  country is sick unto death of the  whole unsavory lot, and only  wants them as quickly and decently as they can, to "crawl.into their holes and pull their holes  in after them.���������The Pacific Canadian.  Mail Contract  CEALED TENDERS, addressed to the  Kj Postmaster General, will be received  at Ottawa until Noon, on Friday, the  12th May next, for the conveyance of  His Majesty's mails, or. a proposed  Contract for four years, once per week  each way, over the BELLA COOLA  Rural Mail Route No. 1, from the 1st  July next.  Printed notices containing further information as to conditions of proposed  Contract may be seen and blank forms  of Tender may be obtained at the Post  Offices of Bella Coola and Hagensborg,  or at the office of the undersigned. ���������������������������>.  E. H; FLETCHER, }  P. 0. Inspector.  Po.it Office Inspector's Office, '.  Victoria, B. C, 10th March, 1915. \  io ir������.  'llCIl'  diction a  i t  ^ifiWuVist of more or less stand-  r^i'nglotdinarily good (if not cheap)  ' sport-^would   manfully,   consti-  tuti^ffii^,   decently accept the  vera'TcfSabide by the result of  < 'tfist^fe in vocations   But what  w^dofwiiaind. instead/   Thecrown-  Miffglmmlt and effrontery, added  c- ������r ylAtolaliihe injury which this Gov  The Vote of 1898 on Prohibition.  Strong pressure is being brought  to bear upon the Dominion government at the present session  to induce it to enact legislation  for Dominion-wide prohibition.  H. H. Stevens, member from  Vancouver, has introduced in the  House of Commons a bill to that  fht and its/immediate pre- effect.    Prohibitionists of Mani-  ssbr have inflicted upon the' toba have decided to present an  as r a -&  \  Ljndir  ���������eforf -6  r& re-'  I'org/i^  editor  More Bread aria Betterisfe  SOLD BY ALL' DEALERS  Cora ^  lot W*  A few lines we specially  recommend  Duerrs���������  Jams and Jellies  Huntley & Palmers  ���������Biscuits  Griffen & Skelleys  famous gold and  silverbar���������  Canned and dried  fruits  LEESON, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B. C.  5  The  Bast  Known and  Popular Lubricant for  Motor Boats  Its use assures freedom from Carbon deposit  on valves, spark plugs, or in*cylinders  IMPERIAL OIL CO. LTD., VANCOUVER, B.C.  ;#SsWfa .vw������������.  ''"Jiiffi, ���������  appeal to the Borden government,  and  others  throughout Canada  are no doubt making efforts in  the same direction.     Therefore  it will now prove of interest to  study the figures of the prohibir  tion plebiscite taken on September 29, 1898, and it will be found  that in the light of recent elections there can be no doubt but  prohibition   would  carry in the  country at large, with a handsome majoritjT.  In 1898, out* of a total vote oi  543,058, there was a majority  for prohibition of 12,286, which  was not regarded as sufficient tt  warrant the passage of so drastic a law at that time.  Having regard to the special  ippeal made for prohibition as  the result of the war, the tremendous advance   in    favor of  temperance  legislation  all over  the country, including Quebec,  and  the large   increase in  the  western population where prohibition sentiment is strong, it is  contended that an overwhelming  majority of Canadians would now  support   prohibitory" legislation  for the duration of the war'if  such were passed by the Dominion parliament at its coming session.  The tabulated statement of the  vote by provinces in 1898 shows  that Quebec was the only province to cast a majority against  the measure.  That Quebec would  repeat its verdict of 1898 is not  probable. If its adverse majority  were cut in two and the other  provinces did equally as well as  they did on the occasion of the  former referendum a three-fifths  majority  would   be   secured  in  favor of prohibition.    In all probability the other provinces would  do a great deal better, especially  in the west,  Since that time licensed hotels  have been entirely wiped out in  Saskatchewan, and the only  places where liquor can be obtained is at a limited number of  government dispensaries. Where  formerly there were 450 licensed  hotels there are now 23 government dispensaries.  Prohibition has also been carried in Alberta and Manitoba. In  Prince Edward Island for several  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  COAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  v' Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Albekta,  the Yukon Iekuitory, the North-west Territories and in a portion of the Province of  British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will bo leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Aue/u or Sub-Auent  of the district in which the riRhta uppr.ed for  are situated.;  Jn surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the inict applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royally 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'Ascent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  ;the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  ; are not beinK operated, such returns should be  f urnished at least once a year. j  The lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever avuilable surface rights may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 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.B.-Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������3t6yo.  T>  'heMason &RischPi  tano  of to day will make plain our  privilege to state with authority:  n  I  "NO  FINER  PIANO  MADE I "  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  ^j   Let us attend  your Victor Record  JJ   mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.  lgent  Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  B3KI3IS^i^^s*;pfflE������������s! B&'^^sa  BUSINESS CARDS  HOE  Fur Sales Agency j  600 dealers and   trappers   of  B. C, ;  Yukon and Alaska have taken advant- j  dge of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years, j  Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20 \  A the biggest fur buyers in the world j  lid on your fur instead of one individu- i  il   house ass'ures   the   highest   market*!  orice always.        ��������� . .. ��������� i  We hold sales monthly, but will ad-. {  vance 75 per cent, of value on receipt,  sending balance immediately after sale. I  Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  HOE  L  Dealers and Trappers  We pay highest price for  your furs and castorium,  also handle goods on  commission, advancing1  2-3 of value, our charges  being 5 per cent, for  handling.  THE EDMONTON HIDE & FUR CO.  P. O. Box 863  EDMONTON, Alta.  157 McDougall Ave.  \a7HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \X7'HAT person so independent?  1UUrHAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of  the necessaries  of life?  Bella  Coola   farmers are  independent]  they are strangers to hard times.  ���������"THE 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 and er joy-  able ; long warm summers with sufficient  rainfall and mild winters make for excellent crops.  Large and small fruits, garden and field  crops are grown to the best advantage.  This fact was established at the Prince  Rupert exhibition last year when faim produce from Bella Coola Valley can-itd away  over twenty first prizes.  [ELLA COGLA 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.  years.  ItAlways  ^Pleases"  VOTE BY PROVINCES  In Favor  Against  Majority  Ont.  154,499  115,275  39,224  Que.  23,582  122,614 .  -.94,833  N.  S.  34,(546  5,402  29,244  N.  B.  26,911  9,576  17,33f.  P.  E.  1.   ..  9,461  1,146  8,315  Man.  12,416  2,978  9,441  B. C.  "���������'W-'  . .   5,731  4,756  975  Alta.'.  A, 703  1,331  377  Assini  u?---:-.  "'3,919  1,166  2,783  Sask.  895  611  284  Premier Bowser has guaranteed to Sir Richard McBride, as  agent-general, a salary of $15,-  000 a year; to Mr. J. H. Turner a  bonus of $5000 and a yearly pension of another $5000, and in the  event of his death a $3000 pension  a year to his widow.  All of which  the "Rubber Stamps" will agree  to.  Get "More Money" for your Foxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, Eoaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collected la yoar section  SniP YOUII FHIlS DinKCT <o"SHUBERT,*the larqest  house In tue World dealing exclusively In NORTH AML&ICAN RAW Ft:liS  a reliable���������responsible���������safe Fur House with an unblemished reputation existing for "more than a third of a century." a lonft 9iic-  ces-jful record of sending Kur Shippers prompt.SATIS FACTORY  AND PROFITABLE returns. Write for "Xfbt ibtiubtrt fetr.pprr."  the only reliable, iwcurate market report and price list published.  Write for It���������NOW���������it's FREE  AR ^T-TTIRFRT ln^  25-27 west austin ave.  . C 3riUo������iK.l, Inc. Doptc 67 Chicago. u.s.a.  ���������iiiiitmnw  -������������������"-'������������������-' ** W*���������I T.--.., .��������� --. ^^  .\ Majority against.  Total vote  in  favor of Prohibition,  278,387.  Total vote against Prohilition, 2(54,-  571.  Total majority for Prohibition, 13,-  916.  This majority was  reduced to 12,-  28G by clerical errors and double voting.  Total vote east for and against Prohibition,  5-13,058.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One Ykak $1.00  Six Months  0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Ykak  $1.50  United Kincdom and the Continent.  One Year $1.00  ,.ml,*,.*.**, ,.   ���������   ^.^m^t^. ���������. j-^.   r. ���������-���������������������������-'������������������   liTltfci Bill        ~l    1 1 I    [        1    ||     "  -1"   -    j~  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 o.nd mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed  A ' "?���������������* ii  fii  :'fti: Jf  IIIi u  . t III  mil  n\  ;4r  ���������pi,  Mil  m ���������  ft I  ft' I  fer  1,43 S  1&  BELLA" COOLA COURIER  Saturday, Matc'h ������.  - "V/VlS  99  ourier  ONE DOLLAR  FOR 0N������ YEAR  ��������� The Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coasl: between Vancouver and  Prince Rupert/  A distance of six hundred miles  BELLA COOLA RAILROAD-Continued  hope to put up later a big one.  I wanted to. start many things  going there and will, if I am  spared, do so still, but-I want to  do them solidly and so strongly  and well that little tinpot politicians even will be able to understand what is being done.  "I make no promises now as  to when things will start to improve, it is impossible to say, for  there are bigger forces at work  than we can control, but we-are  working and watching and waiting, and we will act at the very  earliest possible moment.    The  politicians so far have killed the  Bella  Coola railway,  but those  that are responsible for doingit  will not-always have thepower."  ': . (Signed)  W. D. Verschoyle  the ladies continue knitting and ! soil in the province has also  sewing), but would welcojme the;reached our sanctum this week,  organization of a general com- i It is The Agricultural Journal,  mittee to undertake systematic; a monthly published by the De-  collections and  upper valley.  to work in the  S. Le C. Grant, manager of the  government experimental plot at  Aytoun Ranch, desires us to inform the public that onions will  prove to be a very profitable crop  to raise in this valley.    He left  at' our   office some   very  large  specimens which he had raised.  These had been subjected to the  very severe cold of last winter  without their firmness and solidity having been impaired in the  slightest degree.  partment of Agriculture at Victoria, B. C. The subscription  price is only 25c per year and no  farmer- can afford to be without  it. Its object is to provide a  medium whereby information  and advice may be conveyed to  the farmers in a sytematic and  regular manner.  IMPROVE: THE BREED.  // Will be to your in-  ;A special school meeting of the  Mackenzie School District was  held last Saturday at the school-  house. - It was called for .the  purpose.of electing a trustee in  the place of H. G. Anderson, resigned. -0; T.-Landry was, elec  ted.  ��������� i -     i   ,      i      ^  T,   77   ��������� The Lysdahl Sewing Circle met  terest tO-k^PjOdl in-atthehomeofMrs.P,.K.Peder:  formed regarding We sen on Thursday. Among other  happenings throughout thin������s the meeting   voted   the  the Northern section ot ae'essa^'ia^ to get a wash-  " /!���������    p       ��������� mg" machine, boiler, and a set of  thlS rrOVmce���������^     '       .    flat irons, to facilitate the laun-  THE '/COURIER" dry work at the  hospital;' also  The large wholesale clothing  firm, John   W.  Peck- & Co. of  Montreal and Winnipeg, has commenced the publication of a neat  trade   monthly   called   "Peck's  Post."   It wi^l contain a lot of  useful information for "the cloth-  ing merchant and salesman, and  what the Peck's Post will lack  in this respect will assuredly be  supplied  by  the firm's popular  salesman, J.. G. Millichamp, who  takes care of his employer's interests oh Vancouver Island, the  Coast, along the  Grand-Trunk  Pa'cif c and at Dawson.  GIVES THEM.  ADVERTISERS-  Now is the time to keep  your name before the  public. No manufacturer or wholesalehouse can'  afford to' let slip the op-  portunity; of increased  sales that public advertising brings.  pEAL--E3TATE 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 develop-  msnts by reading the "Courier  ������>  one dozen of table napkins for  the use of the'patients.  The officerst>f the Sewing Circle for the coming year are: Mrs.  R. 'N. Livelton, president; Mrs.  P. K. Pedersen^ vice-president;  Miss E. W. Thorsen, sec.-.treas.'  ���������,-The W:��������� a'T. U. and Ladies'  Aid met at the home of Mrs. C.  Carlson on Wednesday afternoon.  It was decided to hold a concert  on'Saturday, April'8th, at 7:30  p. m., in-aid of the Red Cross.  Candies will be sold and a grab  bag will be presided over by Mrs.  Fougner and Mrs. Carlson.    Admission to concert 25c; children  under 15 years, free.   "  ��������� The following resolution was  passed:   "Resolved, that the W.  C. T. U. continue the Red Cross  work on the townsite as formerly (that is that money be raised  at concerts, socials, etc., and that  Another brand new publication  of interest to every tiller-of the  The hatching season is beginning and  the; success you  will  attain depends upon the care and  attention given the birds during  the-winter.    If you are not satisfied with the flock you have now  is the time to^begin anew.    Get  some eggs from a breeder whose  hens  you  know "are good,  and  suitable    for   local    conditions.  Time spent on common barnyard  variety is wasted as they barely  pay for their'.feed.    A flock, of  well-bred birds will work harder  put on more weight and they are  always  a source  of -pride and  pleasure to the  owner and  an  indication of progress and prosperity. .  Write to the Department of  Agriculture for free circular on  gardening: ' It will help you.  WMMTpTHnESTSBWNHERl _  theyWHJJ^  NOBODY BUYS OVERALLS TO PLAY TRICKS WITH  THEM SUCH AS IS SHOWN IN THE PICTURE ABOVE  IN WHICH FOUR MEN EXERTED ALL THEIR STRENGTH '  IN THE EFFORT TO RIP A PAIR OF PEABODYS'OVERALLS  BUT IF THEY WILL STAND THIS-THEY WONT RIP ' 1  UNDER THE HARDEST KIND OF LEQiTlMATTwEAR  ^^X WE   ARE   THE  AGENTS   OF  I(( J   PEABODYS''  ^saV^UARANTEED OVERALLS.  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.  We buy from the Factory and  sell to YOU direct. Largest  Plumbing Showroom West of  Toronto. Let us quote you.  KYDD BROS., LIMITED  Vancouver, B. C.  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  The Courier  $1 a Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  1 r If/  m  iff* Jfi  IS .������*.''  I* &Sk  IOE  ������  HpHE two principal reasons  ��������� why   you   should   buy  "Shamrock" Hams, Bacon.  Lard, etc.; are:  FIRST���������       " ^  There is none Better.  seconds ���������;��������� ;���������' -^���������������������������[?'���������;  They are the only  brands produced in  B. C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  BACON  HAMS  LARD  BUTTER   EGGS  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  j Packers and  Provisional-*  j   Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  Ogilvie's  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag? now  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN  ;*,.-  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Noti  ��������� i  (  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  oris  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP. HEATING AND COOK STOVES  a  r;.  J;  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  Burns;  Settlers, Prospedors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing but the mosl 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  I Best Goods-Lowest Prices- Largest Stock  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C.  i  ?.? *K^ v^-T >^f;?^^r^T^'-7:?j^^^^^C'r^^"L ^^^^-^r^^f ^ ^*^'^^T,r^*^!?^.c*nc! 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