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Array V  /.,        A  IF YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  VISIT BELLA COOLA; EXCELLENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER REPORT FOR FEBRUARY  Compiled,by Mr. C.'H. Urseth, of the  IJellu, Coola Ohservatofy.,  Temperature: Maximum, 31.   Minimum, 16.  Highest Max. (16th) 49.   Lowest Min. {1st) 3  below zero.   Rainfall, 1.74. Snow25in.  Rainfall for the year (1916) 40.89 inches.  VOL. 5���������NO. 15  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 24,  1917.  $1.00'a Year  Revolution in Russia  Czar Abdicates  Petrograd, Mar. 10.���������Decision  as to whether Grand Duke Mi-  ' chael shall occupy the throne is  left to a plebiscite of the people  according1 to a manifesto issued  by the gr,and duke.  Russian garrison at Sveaborg  fortress muntined, but refused  to join revolutionists.   After ab-  ��������� dication of Emperor Nicholas  they  returned   to   general-staff  , headquarters.  Attitude of the armies at front  in the face of new developments  ' unknown at Petrograd.   Itisbe-  , lieved, however, that the appointment of Grand Duke Nicholas as commander-in-chief will  be received enthusiastically.  Russia's constitutional assembly will convene at the Winter  Palace, which has been proclaimed national property.  General Alexis Brussiloff authorized the publication in Kiev  ' telegrams announcing the revolution. Apart from the killing  of a few officials, including the  reactionary governor of Tyver,  loss of life is slight.   ,At Moscow  ��������� the chief of police was arrested  and headquarters of the secret  police burned down.  Petrograd, Mar. 20. ��������� Order  quickly restored from, chaos.  Russia settling down to real business of reformation, crowds are  very orderly. " Emancipation- of  Jews causes much jubilation.  Free rights of citizenship extended and abolition, of the pale.  Britain to recognize new government. Grand Duke Nicholas,  now commander-in-chief, orders  the release of all political prisoners at Baku and exhorted the  soldiers to obey their chiefs and  urged them to defend their country and support Russia's allies.  American Vessels Sunk  Washington, Mar. 20.���������United  States and Germany on verge of  open hostilities as a result of the  sinking of three American ships  yesterday, gross tonnage 14,587.  Freighter City of Memphis with  fifty Americans aboard, sixteen  landed others missing, freighter  Vigilancia, 14 of crew missing,  and tank steamer Illinois, crew  saved.  President Wilson may call an  immediate session of Congress  to ask authority to declare war.  The president authorized secretary Daniels to use $115,000,000  of theemergehcy fund for naval  appropriation, greater part of  the money to be used in construe  ting submarine! chasers.  Gigantic Drive by French  Paris, Mar. 20.���������������������������One hundred  towns and villages have been occupied by French troops in the  last three'days.;  Paris, Mar. 21.���������French wrested from Germans over brie hundred and sixty miles in gigantic  drive from Chaulnes to Oise.  Countryside laid waste by retreating army. In action trencn  warfare magically removed and  soldiers sweep jubilantly onward  at the very heels of the foe. The  land is filled: with pursuing  squads.       I      '  .      '  Germans Retreating  London, Mar. 20.���������Greatest occupancy of territory   by allies  since  German. sweep  towards  Marne thrilled Britain today.  Allied forces this time gained German line which has given way,  nearly five hundred square miles  of territory between Arras sec^  tor and river Oisne been added  to Allies  holdings.     Although  general rejoicing over the Allies  "push" experts inclined to put  soft pedal on popular tendency  towards over optimism.    They  point out that the German retreat is no headlong flight, but  methodical, systematic turning  back from untenable positions to  others, doubtless long and carefully prepared. Retreat undoubtedly been accelerated, by Allies  unexpected superiority.   Lack of  any considerable losses of men  and materials by Germans indicates'withdrawal far from disorderly retreat.    Allies today consolidating their lines and still  pressing   steadily  against   the'  enemy.   On whole front of 70  miles Allies have taken about  80 cities, "towns  and .villages.  In some places Allies troops are  ten miles into territory formerly  occupied by Germans. "  German destroyer sank British  destroyer in the Straits of Dover-  yesterday and torpedoed a second  destroyer, latter not seriously  damaged.  Field-marshall von Hindenburg  may lead a revolt in Germany.  Neutral attaches tell astounding  story of a plot hatching for the  overthrow of the Hohenzollerns.  Germany ripening for a revolu-'  German Subs Attack  Belgian Relief Ships  London, Mar. 21. ��������� Germans  now cleaned out of Peronne'. The  retreat slowed up today. Forty  more villages fall into hands of  British.  , American steamer Vigilancia  sunk by submarine without warning. Survivors adrift from Friday to Sunday.  Two of five Belgian relief ships  attacked by submarines in spite  of safe conduct guaranteed by  the Germans. -A boat containing officers and seamen was shelled and all the occupants killed.  Steamers carried distinguishing  marks of relief committee. Seven  men on the other vessel killed.  Holland Believed Unneutral  New York,'Mar. 21.���������Washington admits that the situationin  respect to America's participation in the war is graver than ever.  Ambassador Gerard'in a speech said: "In the event of our entry  into the war the first question is shall we intern all German-Americans or permit them freedom, and see our bridges and munition  factories blown up? It is a most serious problem confronting the  president; which makes it essential that the united country is behind him before taking the final plunge into war."  ' The Hague, Mar. 21���������Presence  of armed ships in Dutch waters  is a warning from allied nations.  Status of Holland believed unneutral, the nation desires protection, but concedes nothing in  return. ���������' \       "  Petrograd, Mar. 21���������Provisional government which hold Russia's destiny will use every,energy and with unanimous consent  of the nation toreffect speedy  victory, declared foreign ��������� minister Miliukoff today.  Grand Duke Nicholas cemented  his alliance'with the people when  it became known he really induced the Czar to abdicate the  throne. ���������  tion. Wealthy middle class are  in a state of utter recklessness,  secret meetings being held.  : Evidently making good time oh  the trip up from Vancouver the  S. S. Camosun arrived on the  hour last week and brought up a  considerable shipment of merchandise for local concerns. After this the Vancouver-Bella Coola  steamer will keep closer to schedule time as Swanson Bay and  Surf Inlet calls are taken over  by other steamers of the company  B. Brynildsen landed home last  ;Friday after an absence of five  weeks, He went, south for the  -purpose of buying spring stock  for his general store, als.o stopping over in Victoria for the  opening of the new legislature.  According to ~ Mr. Brynildsen  things are very quiet in both  Vancouver and Victoria, though  the coming of spring with the  canning indutry starting up more  activity may^ be looked for.  i - ������������������   Many noticeable improvements  are now observed along the coast.  The old salmon cannery that had  toresort to the coal oil lamp is  'now in most instances electrically lighted, and among the very  at Namu.  > Repair work on the wharf is  nearing completion. A considerable amount of new piling had  to be put down in order to save  the structure from falling into  the bay. Even with this money  spent the whole wharf is faulty  and it will be only a matter of a  few months before a ,hew' one  will be required.   , _   r  Mr. Ed. Gorden of Hagensborg, was in town this week. In  his immediate neighborhood a  great deal of land is being prepared for this season's,crop. Production and thrift is uppermost  in the minds of the people of this  valley, and if all sections of Can-  areas busily engaged along these  lines there will be no lack of productions during the present yeah  Considerable shipments of potatoes have been forwarded to  Victoria and every steamer'from  now on wil[ take some away. In  the past most of the potato crop  of this section went north, but  on accountof the high prices be--  latest to instal a modern lighting*'  system for their cannery and saw ing Paid in the cities now.,many  mills is the Draney Fisheries Ltd. 'are shipped south. -  THE   FACTORY  She must have Food���������  for her Armies in the Field���������:for her Workers in the Factory-  the Munition plant���������in the Shipyard���������in the Mine.  THE  FARM  -in  IRISH  Do You Know-  that the rapidly rising price of food stuffs  means that the World's reserve supply is  getting small?  Do You Know���������  that a world-wide famine can only be  averted by increasing this supply ?  Do You Know���������  that a " food famine " would be a. worse  disaster to "the Empire.and her Allies than  reverses in the Field ?  You Can���������  help thwart Germany's desperate submarine thrust on the high seas.  You Can���������  do this by helping to make every bit of  land in Canada produce���������the very last  pound of food stuffs of which it is capable.  AND REMEMBER���������  that no man can say that he has fully'done,  kis part���������-who having land���������be it garden  patch, or.farm, or ranch���������fails, to make it  produce food to its utmost capacity.  BRITAIN appeals to CANADA  THE NEAREST PRODUCER OF STAPLE FOODS  India and Argentina are more than twice the distance away and  Australia more than four times. 4t ������  '  ���������   -  ���������' ��������� ������������������,���������".:��������� 2625MILES  Canada to Britain      .-:y ^ .->���������    - ?     -       -. 'B^sau^mati-  ;'."'' '-^"v'"-' -'���������;���������:, ..:':.'; 6000 MI Ljgs. (.:,       ���������-.:���������'  India & Argentina to Britain    -   ' \s^mme^mt^lss^^s^mm.  ' . ���������' ,.".;" -   ' 11500 miles    ���������" ';''���������'  Australia to Britain BKa^mafflpaiai^^  THESE   .  FARM PRODUCTS  ARE NEEDED  FORJXPQRT  WHEAT,  ���������  OATS,  BEEF,  CHEESE,  EGGS,  BEAMS & PEAS,  FLAX AMD  FLAX FIBRE,  DRIED  VEGETABLES  "No matter what difficulties may  face us, the supreme duty of every  man on the land is to use every thought  and every energy in the direction of  producing more���������and still more"  Martin.BuiT.ell���������Minister.oj'Agriculture.  \ The Department invites every one desiring  information on any subject relative to Farm  and Garden, to write���������  INFORMATION     BUREAU  OTTAWA  Another Cannery for Smiths Inlet. ���������  Mr. Robert Chambers, the veteran salmon canner of the northwest coast, is now building1 a fish-  canning: establishment at Margaret Bay, Smiths Inlet.  A messhouse and general store  is now completed. The wharf  and foundations' for the main  buildings are well under way  and it is expected that machinery  and everything connected with  this plant will be, installed in  ample time for the opening of  the sockeye season, the latter  part of June.  Most of, the material used in  the building comes from the B.  C. ' Canning Co.'s sawmills at  Rivers Inlet, and the many settlers about Smiths Inlet have to  a great extent been employed in  connection with the work during  the winter. The new company  is known as the Chambers Packing Co. Ltd., with Mr. Chambers  as manager. In charge of-the  general store, accounting and  finance department, as well as  general advisor, is Mr.-Geo. S.  McTavish, who for more than a  quarter of a century has been  engaged* in the salmon canning  business on this coast. J. Kell-  ington is the supervisor of construction, with George LeE'orest  as foreman of piledriving and the  building of wharfs.' It "may well  be observed that the management of this new enterprise has  surrounded itself with men who  are familiar with the fishing industry in all its ramifications.  With the completion of this,  Smiths Inlet will have two canneries in operation during the  coming summer.  The steamer Celtic called here  on" Monday with a' shipment of  gasoline and other supplies for  the local cannery.  NOTICE.  . The Annual Meeting of the  Bella Coola Liberal Association  will be held in the Colony Hall on  Monday, March26th, at2:30p.m.  All members of the Association  are earnestly requested to attend.  T. Livelton, Sec.-Treas."  Our Indian population have  all left for the logging camps  where they will spend part of the  summer liandlogging for the different saw mills along the coast.  hmbbbbhhm^^  We regret to note that Mr. W.  C. Keeling, purser on: the S, S.  Chelohsin, met with an accident  while the steamer, southbound  for Vancouver, was at Butedale  last week.: While ashore it appears thatthe purser slipped on  the dock and'had his leg broken  in two places. :  ��������� Mr. C. Carlson, who has been  indisposed for the past week* is  still confined, indoors, but hopes  to be around in a few days.  \  fllimrrh Nnitr?  I  t  (? ���������  \ All Are Welcome.  Sunday School'   - > 10:45 a.m.'  Church Service !  -   7:30 p. m.  Preacher for Sunday���������Rev.  W. H. Gibson. BELLA COOLA COURIER  Saturday, March 24,   19,7  Th  e Courier  Published Weekly-at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1 Year     $1.00  6 Month.           0.75  3 Month*   0.50  United State*  1 Year $1.50  United Kingdom  1 Year $1.00  Subscription* payable in advance.  Subscribers not receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at oiKe. Changes in address should be  sent in as soon as possible.  For Advertising Rates,  Apply at  Office.  To Correspondents��������� While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name and address of every writer of such letters  must be (fiven to the editor.  The Editor reserves the riirht to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  risk.  r&alus pupuli Huprpma vnA isx.  SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 1917.  "Honest John" Exposes P.  G. E. Railroad Methods.  ��������� There are some people of this  province who really must feel  regret that Hon. John Oliver,  the Minister of Agriculture is  also the Minister of Railways.  What does a farmer know about  railways anyway? His experience in raising bumper crops and  prize animals does not warrant  him in butting into the hallowed  precincts of the railroad magnates, "where only the manipulators in stocks and seekers after  fat contracts should have entrance, and from whence comes  the mandates to servile statesmen to yield of the people's substance to swell the company's  coffers,.but over and above everything else those of the promoters  lapse; and that he has possession  of affidavits alleging falsification  of the classification of the work  done on the railroad.  These things happened in the  halcyon days when McBride and  Bowser were at the head of the  government, and Thos. Taylor  was Minister of Railways.  O     "J     o     o     o  Victory at Last.  When the liquor traffic suffered  the severe defeat at the polls  last September the Prohibition-  ists felt secure against any attack, if any, that, could be made  against the verdict of the people.  But the liquor men in their  tireless efforts to continue the  traffic of demoralizing its victims and waste the resources of  the country, turned their attention' towards the deferred sol-  diers vote. For some inscrutable reason the Bowser government had seen fit to extend the  time allotted for the taking of  che soldiers vote on Prohibition  until the New Year.  This was theopportunity seized  upon by the antis, and by every  means, dishonest and otherwise,  they so managed. affairs that  since New Year and up till last  week it looked-as if they would  succeed in thwarting the will of  the majority of the people.  The Prohibitionists were represented in England and France  by W. D. Bayley and he has  gathered sufficient evidence that  fraud on a large scale was practised in the taking of the vote  during the month of December.  And, worst of all; the,high authorities of the Province and the  Dominion, Sir Richard McBride  and Sir George Perley, are charged with facilitating the practise  of illegal voting and hindering  MAKES PERFECT BREAD  government that in the event 6f  the soldiers vote nullifying the  overwhelming majority, in favor  of prohibition within the province to introduce a measure in  the legislature providing for prohibition during the war.  and manipulators themselves.  "Honest John," as our farmer I efforts made to stop or expose it,  minister is called by his friends,  has had no practice in the devious  ways of such railroad men; but  that does not mean that he has  no knowledge of them and their  ways.     While a member of a  former legislative term he made  quite a record and a sensation in  exposing certain deals by the  greatest   railroad   company  in  Canada.. In this and other investigations  he has shown an  ..astuteness not generally possessed by a farmer, nor many others  either, that decided Hon. H. C.  Brewster, the premier, to select  him as' a man eminently fitted  for the position of Minister of  Railways in  a province where  the railroads  for a number of  years have obtained from a supine government' all that their  effrontery had applied for.  Those who regret his appointment to this office are the men  who render the late government  has benefitted by its laxity, not  to use a harsher term.  j. One of Mr. Oliver's first acts  after assuming office was to inr.  stitute a searching investigation  of ..the books of the celebrated  P. jG. E. Railway; and now queer  and startling transactions are  brought to the light of day.  U is now ������:harged by a no less  person than our minister of railways that $5,704,000 has been  iJaiii the'railroad by our lace government more than it was entitled to for work done.  He also charges that the capital stock of the company amounting to $25,000,000, was issued in  a manner contrary to law; that  the bond of Stewart, Foley, &  Welch was not renewed when it  We will not go into details to  show how this was carried on, it  will probably be published in due  course; sufficient at this time is  to state that all the plottings,  fraudulent deeds and lavish expenditure of hundreds of thousands of dollars have been in vain.  The latest despatch from London is to the effect that the eminent British lawyer, Sir John  Simon, engaged by Sir Richard  to assist in the supervision of the  counting of the votes, has thrown  put 1900 anti-propibition ballots,  r  which assures a prohibition victory.  It may be added that it was  the intention of  the Brewster  Germany Starving.,  "Our latest papers reveal the  food situation to be really more  serious than we had been led to  believe.  Reliable information received  by way of Holland states that  the question came up for discussion in the Prussian Diet on the  seventh of this month.   On this  occasion the food controller went  so far as to say that a more serious state of affairs', especially in  industrial centres, could hardly  be imagined. Under such circumstances and after a long time of  suffering, with no relief in sight  until next harvest, it is no wonder the people are getting restless.  Bread riots and strikes are of  frequent   occurrence   arid   the  people's frame of mind is such  that the food  controller  complained "that among all sections  of the people the general feeling  shown isnot one of that endurance for which was hoped,"  According to the sameauthori-  ty the food controller said: "We  have not perceived in the towns  that stern supervision which is  absolutely necessary in the distribution of foodstuffs. There  has been widespread abuse of  bread tickets, entailing grave  consequences as' regards our  stocks. Bread tickets have been  illegally used on'such a shocking  scale that our entire , reserves  were exhausted. So, when potatoes failed and bread was ordered  as a substitute,' there was .none  available.   Flour has been simi  larly reduced, owing to similar  irregularities in the mills."  Dr. Michaelis concluded by  urging the utmost severity to  remedy the shortcomings while  there was yet time.  That Germany is starving is  the belief held by the United  States government, and it must  be remembered that that holds  information from first hands as  its ambassador to Germany has  just returned. In government  circles it is thought that "peace  may be just around the corner"  because Germany is hard pressed  for food.- The fact is admitted  by her leaders. The spectre of  famine as the Washington authorities see it has in it the potentialities of a speedy peace.  O      Ol   O      0      o  Pratice Thrift.  ' Believing that the practicing  of thrift by every individual in  Canada constitutes one of the  simplest and yet the most important way ��������� of rendering services to the cause of winning the  war the National Service Board,  Ottawa, have prepared a booklet  entitled: "National Organization  for War," by Stephen Leacock,  that should be read by every  citizen of this great Dominion.  We reprint a few extracts:  "If a war was conducted with  the full strength of a nation, it  would mean that every part of  the fighting power, the labor,  and the resources of the country  were being used towards a single  end. Each man would either be  fighting or engaged in providing  materials of war, food, clothes  and transport for those that were  fighting, with such extra food  and such few. clothes as were  needed for themselves while engaged in the task.  , i  "This is a war economy. This  is the fashion in which the energies of a nation would be directed if some omniscient despot  directed them and controlled the  life and activity of every man.  "A nation so organized, if it  were possible, would be multiplied as ten to one."  Maekay Smith, Biair & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Wholesale  DRY GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS  OF "PRIDE OF THE WEST" BRAND  SHIRTS,  PANTS,^OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  MADE    IN   B. C  Send for Catalogue  Prompt Attention Given Letter Orders  PACIFIC MILK  Prepared from pure, healthy,  fresh, cows milk.   Nothing is  added, only water is taken   .  away.  'YOU'LL LIKE PACIFIC"  FOOD  PRODUCTS  CO., LTD.; Manufacturers  .Office: 322 DRAKE STREET, VANCOUVER, ,B. C.  Our Ideal the Better One.  In numbers and in financial  and material resources our superiority is unquestionable, and,  despite drawbacks, - the present  war will see us Victorious. In  fundamental brains we are at  least equal to the,enemy.    In  grit also. In endurance also.  Everybody in the world knows  that our ideal is the better "one.  Why, then, should therwar'end  indecisively? Becausethe|oppos-  ing line of trenches cannot be  broken? But they have been  broken time after time.   Ask any  m  Royal Standard Flour  Makes The Big, Clean Lqaf  Bella Coola Experimental Plot.   Report for 1916  S. Le C. Grant, Experimenter.  Ssction 8.   Plot 13.  Millet���������Japanese: sown April 20; germinated May 13; harvested  August 2 (left on plot.    Results, poor germination, slow  growth and weedy.  Siberian: sown April 20; germinated May 10; harvested  August 29.   Results, fair stand.  Hungarian: sown April 20; germinated May 10; harvested  August 29.   Results, good stand.  Remarks, approximately 4 tons per acre of good hay from  latter two varieties. Millet seems to be a somewhat particular crop.  A loaf of Bread baked with ROYAL  STANDARD. FLOUR cannot be  . otherwise than big, clean, light and  ���������tasty, because you are putting into  it the cleanest and purest Flour it  is possible to make.  Made from the hearts only of the choicest Canadian wheat and made CLEAN���������absolutely free from  dirt, fluff or lint. ���������  Next time order ROYAL STANDARD.  .  '     SOLD BY ALL STOREKEEPERS  GREAT  WEST  TEA  The New Tea, with the old-time  flavor  PACKETS   ONLY  ~LEES0N, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B. C.  Plot 14.  Carrot���������Scarlet Intermediate: sown 1-2 oz. April 20; germinated  May 5; harvested October 23; yield 1600 lbs.    Results, excellent crop of clean roots.   Very few cracked or knobby.  :, Plot 17;  ;.-  ;. ,".\:...-;:  Potatoes���������Uncle Sam: sown 3-4 bushel; germinated May 15; harvested October 6; yield 1 ton.    Results, fair yield, but not  up to mark for Uncle Sam;   Good quality arid clean.  HOE  nor:  ]&  The Prince Rupert Empire  man, who is a candidate for the  House of Commons for this Riding-     ���������  While others stand for what  will benefit their party, he stands  for, what will benefit these districts.  . ;        Section 9.   Plot 18.  Carrots���������White Belgian: sown 8 oz> April 8; germinated April 29;  harvested October 30; yield 3 tons.    Results, very satisfac-  / tory.   Uniform, clean and good quality. 7  " y" :';, ; ���������, Plot 19.   '.'��������� " 'l^-;.'-  Wheat- Marquis: sown 5 lbs. April 1; germinated April 10; harvested August 29; yield 4 bushels.    Results, satisfactory  good yield and plump.   Ejtraw 4 ft. high.  ���������'���������';,        ' ��������� .'.������������������".'.���������      ���������; PlQt.2p. .''":���������.":   '  Speltz: sown 3 lbs. April 1, germinated April 12; harvested Aug.  19.   Results, soil somewhat exhausted..   Straw very short.  Barley: sown 3 lbs. April 1; germinated April 10; haiwested Aug,  19.   Results, theshing failed to separate grain,  but grain clean and good quality.  Yield poor,  This concludes the experiments on the regular plot.  ^  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C, LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT AND PASSENGER SERVICE  '���������':'' -.      ; ������������������ .''BETWEEN.  ';   7;v -''. ';. ���������:':'-'���������  BELLA CQOLA and VANCOUVER  S. S.     CamOSUn     Leaves Vancouver every  Tuesday at 9 p. m. (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Fridays p.m.  S. S. "Coquitlam'���������'' sails from Vancouver fortnightly, carrying Gasoline and Explosives, will call-  at Bella Coola by arrangement.   ���������  For rates of Freights, Fares and other information, apply to  Head Office, Carrall St., Vancouver ; or Geo.' McGregor,  agent, 1003 Government St., Victoria.  hoe  ���������Is  hoc  D\W  Advertise your Wants in the Courier  ���������Mi'������wiiJHi^^^M,i,^^H1������'������4qWWrtfWJte!tBl^W!Sfttli; 2*  Saturday, March 24,  1917  BELLAi COOLA COURIER  [HOSE WHO, FROM TIME TO TIME, HAVE FUNDS REQUIRING  INVESTMENT MAY PURCHASE  AT PAR  BENTURE STOCK  IN SUMS OF $500 OR.ANY MULTIPLE THEREOF.  Principal repayable 1st October, 1919.  Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by cheque (free of exchange at  any chartered Bank in Canada) at tho rato of five per cent per annum from the date of  purchase.  Holders of this stock will have the privilege of surrendering at par and accrued interest,,  as the equivalent of cash, in payment of any allotment made under any future war loan issue'  in Canada other than an issue of Treasury Bills or other like short date security.  Proceeds of this stock aro for war purposes only.  A commission of one-quarter of one per cent will be allowed to recognized bond and  stock brokers on allotments made in respect of applications for this stock which bear their  stamp.  , For application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Ottawa.   "  DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OTTAWA,  OCTOBER 7th, 1016. , ''  officer or man on the Flanders local good was thus accomplished.  front if he thinks we can get Some friend of the animals who  . through, and his answer will be has the means might do great  startlingly clear.  Dogged patience alone is needed. And if we^cannot surpass  the Germans in that particular  quality history is meaningless.  ��������� We drew the sword-  for selfish gain.  -but not  , Each month there comes to'this  office a paper in which'we find  very much of deep interest. It  is '"Our Dumb Animals," a Boston publication devoted to inculcating in youthful and adult  minds the principle of love for  animal life and of humanity in  the care and treatment ,of animals and -birds. Occasionally  1 have we used clippings from the  paper, always feeling that some  community.service by arranging  that a copy of this paper should  go each month into every school  room in this vicinity.  War Savings Certificates.  The new War Savings Certificates which have been created  by the government to encourage  thrift and economy and to give  everyone an1 opportunity to assist  in financing bur war expenditure,  are now on sale at every bank  and money order post office in  Canada. The $25 certificate sells  for $21.50, "the $50 for $43, and  $100 for $86.  As' an investment these cer-  tificates offer, many attractive  features���������chief of which are the  absolute'security and excellent  interest returns. For every $21.  50 lent to the government now,  $25 will be returned at the end  of three years.  There are two other features  which are especially interesting  to small investors. First, the  certificates may be surrendered  at any time, if the buyer should  need his money; and second, each  certificate is registered'at Otta-  wa in the buyer's name and, if  lost or stolen, is therefore value-  less to anyone else.  But while' they are excellent  from an investment standpoint,-  the certificates should appeal  strongly to Canadians because  they offer to those wlTo must  serve at'home a splendid oppor*-  tunity for a most important patj  riotic service. The person who  honestly, saves to the extent of  his ability and places his savings  r  at the disposal of the government by purchasing these certificates, may feel that he is hav^  a direct share in feeding, equips  ping, and munitioning Our Cana-  dian soldiers, who are so nobly  doing their part. ]  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  .     REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in';  *���������* Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the Yukon Territory, the North-west Territories and in a portion of the Province of  British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one year* ������t an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,660 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be mode by the  applicant in person to the Ajtent or Sub-Agent  of the district in vtbicii the rights applied for  are situated.    ' -  la surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the ti act applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.       ' ,  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of Ave cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the A Kent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mininir rights  are not being 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 be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at tho 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.���������Unauthorised publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.��������� 30690.  BUSINESS CARDS  mm  30E  21-@  Fur Sales Agency  600 dealers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years.  .Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20  of the biggest fur buyers in the world  bid'on your fur instead of one individual house assures the highest market  price always.  We hold sales monthly, but will advance 75 per cent, of value on receipt,  sending balance immediately after sale.  Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54. POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B.C.  HOE  Dealers and Trappers  Watch Repairs  Send your watch to us for guaranteed repairs at lowest prices.'  A- price given before proceeding with work. If not satisfactory, watch will be returned free  of expense.  O. B. ALLAN  Diamond Merchant���������Optician  Granville and Pender, Vancouver.B.C.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OF   COAST���������BANOE   III.  Take Notice that I, Thomas J.  Whiteside, of Vancouver,. B. C. occupation builder, intend to apply for  permission to purchase the following  described land:  Commencing at a post situated on the  north shore of Jackson Passage, about  one-half (1-2) mile within the entrance  and near a small stream, thence North  20 chains, thence West20chains, thence  South- 20 chains, to the shore, thence  following the shore line to the point of  commencement, containing 40 acres,  more or less.  ���������-. THOMAS J. WHITESIDE. '  Dated, November 30. 1916. Jan. C--March  Comfort and luxury assured at a  minimum cost. Many Prince Rupert testimonials prove it-s ���������worth  Have You Got $20 ?  If not your credit is good ,    .  Harry Hanson  Special Water Heater  (Patented in Canada)  Installed in'your kitchen range  will give you all the hot water  you can use within thirty minutes  after fire is started. 121 now in  use in Prince Rupert and every  user a booster. You don't know  hot water comforts till you have  seen these results. $20.00is the  Cost. Absolutely no charge unless satisfactory.  A bath'supply within twenty minutes  after fire is started and then a new sup-  piy-eymtto'e/)^ minutes thereafter.'  ^WntPjjiiialor&'fian also be run from  your hot 1u)&tcr' boiler and other rooms  heated aiih no extra cost for fuel.  The Result Will Surprise You  Investigate!  Harry HansonT%SllJS,e  '. P.. O. Box 395  139 2nd Ave., Prince Rupert, B.C.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  to  pi  lands  DISTRICT   OF   COAST���������-SAKOB   III.  Take Notice that 1, Mark Smaby, of  Ocean Falls, B. C, occupation timber  cruiser, intend to apply for permission  purchase   the   following  described  s: I.  Commencing at a post planted at the j  southwest corner of Pulp Lease 205;  thence North 20 chains; thence East 20 i  chains: thence North 20 chains; thence  East 20 chains; thence South 20 chains;  thence East 40 chains; thence South 20  chains; thence East 20 chains; thence  South 7 chains more or less to high  wate_r mark of Cousin's Inlet; thence  following along said high water mark  in a westerly direction to a point due  east of this post; thence West 12 chains  more, or less to .'this post, containing  140 acres more or less.  (Signed) MARK SMABY.  Date, December 26, 1916.  -.   ��������� Jan. 27-Mar. 24,  TheMason & FlischPiano  of to-day will mafe plain our  privilege to slate With authority:  "NO FINER PIANO MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  fLet us attend your Victor Record  mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.       Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  =���������^31 ���������= _ ==7^3  oc  \&/HAT person so happy and conten-  ,  ted as the prosperous farmer? ,,  \3L7HAT person so independent?  ^IfHAT ambition more noble than to  "be a producer of the necessaries  of life?  Bella Coola  farmers are independent,  they are strangers to hard times.  '���������������������������^^WJ**'^  ���������"0 - J'   '. v-  .*S  View of a ranch in Bella Coola Valley.  CZD  THE REASONS for this enviable condition of affairs are obvious to anyone  who knows the Bella Coola Valley.  The land is fertile and needs little or no  irrigation. The climate is mild and enjoyable ; long warm summers with sufficient  rainfall and mild winters make for excellent crops.  Large and small fruits, garden and field  crops are grown to the best advantage.  This fact was established at the Prince  Rupert exhibition last year when farm produce from Bella Coola Valley carried away  over twenty first prizes.  ������ELLA COOLA and the surrounding  country possesses wonderful wealth  in timber, as yet almost entirely undeveloped, and perhaps at no other point  on the Northern Coast is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.  ] hid  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One Year $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $1.00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name.  P. 0.  Tear out and mail today, with amount off subscription enclosed 4  BELLA COOLA COURIER  Satura\iy, March 24, t9l?  4fiE3  Let Us Be Patriots  Let us be done with new streets  and new sidewalks, new town  halls and new railways, till the  war is done. Let us walk in our  old boots on Ihe old boards, patriots all, with dollar pieces jingling  in our pockels adding up to  twenty-live for the latest patriotic loan.  The happiness of your life depends upon the spirit of your ac-  actions, so do your duty willing.  'THE two principal reasons  why   you, should   buy  ' "Shamrock" Hams, Bacon,  Lard, etc., are:  FIRST���������  There is none better.  SECOND���������  They are the only  brands produced in  B. C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  BACON  LARD  BUTTER   EGGS  and keep your money at home. ,  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and Provisioned  Calgary    Vancouver    Edmonton  HOW TO SIT A HEN.  There is a right and a wrong  way of putting a hen to sit, and  you may as well do it' the right  way. The nest should not be  made on a wooden floor. This  method of sitting can only end in  failure for the following reasons;  the nest being made on a wooden  floor, the eggs are unable to obtain sufficient moisture for the  proper development of the germ,  resulting in.'a great many dead  in shell, and those chicks that do  develop have great difficulty in  breaking from the shell.  The hen will be very uncomfortable, too, sitting on the hard  surface, and consequently restless. This will'mean that many  eggs will get broken or otherwise  damaged. '  Further, by reason of the flat  surface, the hen when turning  on the nest is" likely to scatter  the eggs, which may roll from  under her and so get chilled.  Lastly, the hard floor may cause  the he to get cramp.  Make the nest on the bare  earth. Scoop outc a shallow,  basin-shaped hollow, and make  the nest in this. Then you will  have the natural nest, made on  the same plan as that on which  the wild birds build their nests���������  basin-shaped. This enables the  hen to sit in absolute comfort,  and overcomes all risks of the  eggs from rolling out.    ,  CornFodderfortheCows  ft  Milch cows (and pigs) relish  green corn f&dderand it is a fine  milk producer.  Corn gives enormous yields of  green fodder. All it wants is to  have a good start. Keep the land  free from weeds until the corn  plants get well established, ;and  it will choke the. weeds after,  that, and the farmer can look for  40 tons to the acre inside of four  months from sowing the seed.  The corn plant has two sets of  roots,   taproot's,   which   strike  down  d 43 Art ���������  "PI'  r-ar.d side  roots to  brace the plant up and at the  same time draw in supplies. So  the plant can stand drought better than many others and its  large leaves are so many small  troughs for catching the rain  drops and the dew drops as they  fall.  It is a paying crop on every  farm, and where there are milch  cows and pigs a good breadth  should b������ grown. It is a splendid  milk producer. It follows well  after vetches, or after early potatoes in many parts of the country.'  After the vetches have been  fed off or mown, or the potatoes  lifted, the land should at once be  plowed, cleaned and well worked  to produce a fine soil.  The land should be given about  4 cwt. of superphosphate' of lime  to the,acre before sowing, and  if the soil is light, 4 cwt. of kain-  it in addition. ��������� Four weeks after  sowing, top-dress-with 2 cwt. of  nitrate of soda to the acre. Then  with good, hot weather you will  be able to hear the corn grow.  ������  18  WAR  LOAN .     U i  OMINION OF CANADA .- |  Issue of $150,000,000 5% Bonds Maturing 1st March, 1937 ���������  Payable at par at Ottawa, Halifax, St John, Charlottetown, Montreal, Toronto, {������}  Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Victoria, and at the Agency of j������l  the Bank of Montreal, New York City. IS5  INTEREST PAYABLE HALF-YEARLY, 1st MARCH, 1st SEPTEMBER. |j  PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST PAYABLE IN GOLD. !g  m  A FULL HALF-YEAR'S INTEREST WILL BE PAID ON 1st SEPTEMBER, 1917.  THE PROCEEDS OF THE LOAN WILL BE USED FOR WAR PURPOSES ONLY.  m  m  ������  The MiNiSTm of Finance offers herewith, on behalf  of the Government, the above-named Bonds for Subscription at 96, payable as follows:���������  10 per cent on application;  30      " 16th April, 1917;  30   . " 15th May, 1917;  26    " " 15th June, 1917."  The total allotment of bonds of this issue will be limited  to .one  hundred  and  fifty  million   dollars, exclusive   of  ,the amount (if any) paid for by  the surrender of bonds  as the equivalent of cash under the terms of the War  Loan prospectus of 22nd November, 1915.  The instalments may be paid in full on the 16th day of  April, 1917, or on any instalment dxw date thereafter, under  ' discount at the rate of four per cent per annum. All  payments are to be made to a chartered. bank for the  credit of the Minister of Finance. Failure to pay any  instalment when due will render previous payments liable  to forfeiture and the allotment to,cancellation.  Subscriptions, accompanied by a deposit of ten, per  cent of the amount subscribed, must be forwarded through  the medium of a chartered bank. Any branch in,Canada  of any. chartered bank will receive subscriptions and issue  provisional receipts.  This; loan is authorized under Act of the Parliament  of Canada, and both principal and interest will be a  charge upon the Consolidated Revenue Fund.  Forms of application may be, obtained from any branch  in Canada of any chartered bank and at the office of any  Assistant Receiver General in .Canada.  Subscriptions must be for even hundreds of dollars.  In case of partial allotments the surplus, deposit "will be  applied towards payment. of the amount due on the  April instalment.  Scrip certificates, non-negotiable or payable to bearer  in   accordance   with   the   choice   of . the   applicant   for  registered or bearer bonds, will be issued, after allotment,.'.  in exchange for the provisional receipts.  When the scrip certificates have been paid in full arid  payment endorsed thereon by the bank receiving the  money,' they may be exchanged for bonds, when.- prepared,  with, coupons attached, payable to bearer 6/"registered  as to principal, or for fully registered bonds, wheri  prepared, without coupons, in accordance with the  application. ,  Delivery of scrip certificates'and of bonds will be made  through the chartered banks.  The issue will be exempt from taxes���������including any  income tax���������imposed in pursuance of legislation enacted  by the Parliament of Canada.'  The bonds with coupons will be issued in denominations  of $100, $500, $1,000. Fully- registered bonds without  coupons will be issued in denominations of $1,000, $5,000  or any authorized multiple of* $5,000.  The bonds will'be paid at maturity at par at the office  of the Minister of Finance [, and Receiver General at  Ottawa1, or at the office of the,'Assistant Receiver .General"  at Halifax, St. John, Charlottetown, Montreal/ Toronto,.  Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary or Victoria, or at. the Agency  of the Bank of Montreal, New York City.  ��������� ���������   .  .The interest on the fully registered bonds will be paid  by cheque, which will be remitted by post. Interest  on bonds with coupons will be paid on surrender of coupons,  Both cheques and coupons, at the option of. the, holder,  will be payable free of exchange at any- branch in Canada,  of any chartered bank, or at the -Agency of the Bank  ofMontreal, New York City., ' , .   '    ',  Subject to the payment of twenty-five cents for each,  new bond issued, holders of fully registered bonds;without  coupons "will, have the right to convert into bonds of the  denomination of $1,000 with coupons, and holders of bonds  with coupons will have the right to .convert into fully',  registered bonds of authorized denominations . without  coupons at any time on application to the Minister of  Finance."' .;'������������������;'��������� ' ".���������  ''-������������������:���������  The books of the loan will be kept at the Department"  of Finance, Ottawa. ��������� ^'.;  Application will be made in due course for the listing  of the issue on the Montreal and Toronto Stock Exchanges.  Recognized bond and stock brokers~havirig offices and  carrying on business in Canada will be allowed a commis-:  'si.o'n of three-eighths of one.per cent on allotments made  in respect of applications bearing their stamp, provided,  howev.&r,. that no commission will be. allowed., in. respect'  of the'amount of any allotment paid for by the surrender. ���������  of bonds issued under the War Loair prospectus of 22nd ;.',.  November,  1915, or in respect of  the amount; of aiiy -  allotment paid for by surrender of five per cent debenture  stock, maturing 1st October, 1919.   No commission will  be,allowed in respect of   applications on forms which  have not been printed by the King's Printer.  gjf SUBSCRIPTION LISTS WILL CLOSE ON OR BEFORE THE 23rd OF MARCH, 1917.  jgj Department of Finance, Ottawa, March 12th, 1917.  m  m  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 1895.  isen  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  Genera! Merchandise  Dry Goods ami Notions  Staple and Fancy  G>  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP. HEATING AND COOK STOVES  Large and well assorted stock  of Men's, Boys' and Children's  Clothing, Shirts and Underwear  We carry the largest and most  up-to-date stock of Men's,  Women's and Children's Shoes  in all styles at the lowest possible price. Men's Furnishings  to suit individual tastes    ������    ������  Settlers, Prospedors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing but the mosT: suitable articles are kept at prices that  invite competition.  Paints -  Oils  - Varnishes -  Stains  . Crockery and Glassware of all kinds  Patent Medicines of all descriptions  Best brands of Flour.    Feed and Grain of all sorts  kept on hand.   Prompt service  Best Goods���������Lowest Prices   Largest Stock  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B.BRYNILDSEN&CO.,  , B.C.  ������������������::",> v ������������������>>>:��������� ������������������  ������\^>itxa,vMii^>immM'mmswM!i I" <h  i' &W  \    Hi  14  *���������**  *ftl,<  ���������r\..  TO  ������  [F YOU WANT GOOD SPORT  1SIT BELLA COOLA. EXCELLENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER REPORT FOR FEBRUARY  Compiled   by  Mr. C.' H. Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 31.   Minimum, 16.  Highest Max. {16th)49.   Lowest Min. (1st) 3  below zero.   Rainfall, 1.74. Snow 25 in.  Rainfall for the year (1916) 40.89 inches.  fOL 5���������NO. 15  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, <MARCH 24,  1917.  -0  $1.00 a Year  [evolution in Russia  Czar Abdicates  fPetrograd, Mar. 10.���������Decision  to whether Grand Duke Mi-  iael'. shall occupy the throne is  Ift to a plebiscite of the people  Scording to a manifesto issued  the grand duke.  Russian garrison at Sveaborg  Stress muntined, but refused  \join revolutionists. Af terab-  Fcation of Emperor Nicholas  ley returned to general-staff  Kidquarter's.  {Attitude of the armies at front  the face of, new developments  iknowh at Petrograd. It is helved; however, that the ap-  iintment of Grand DukeNicho-  jyB as commander-in-chief will  received enthusiastically.  iRussia's constitutional assemb-  will convene at the Winter  iilace, which has been proclaim-  national property.  fGeneral Alexis Brussiloff au-  lorized the -publication in Kiev  Hegrarns announcing the revo-  jtion. Apart from the killing  a few officials, including the  lactionarygovernor of Tyver,  of life is slight. At Moscow  \q chief of police was arrested  5d headquarters of the secret  )hte burned down.  'etrqgrad. Mar. 20. ��������� Order  iickly restored from chaos,  [pssia settlingdown to.real busi-  asrof reformation, crowds are  ^ry orderly. Emancipation- of  i'as causes much jubilation,  res rights of citizenship ex-  jih'ied and abolition of the pale,  main to recognize new government. Grand Duke Nicholas,  ���������\ commander-in-chief, orders  \v release of all political prison-  at Baku and exhorted the  jl'iiers to obey their chiefs and  iu. jd them to defend their coun-  and support Russia's allies.  American Vessels Sunk  ^Washington, Mar. 20.���������United  tales and Germany on verge of  1 i hostilities as a result of the  il ing of three American ships  "���������isrday, gross tonnage 14,587.  rc'ghter City of Memphis with  F'.������ Americans aboard, sixteen  ided others missing, freighter  ^inilancia, 14 of crew missing,  id tank steamer Illinois, crew  ivod.  [President Wilson'may call an  wi.ediate session of  Congress  avk authority to declare war.  jho president authorized secre-  iry Daniels to use $115,000,000  the emergency fund for naval  mropriation,   greater   part  of  i'' money to be used in construc-  Ing submarine chasers.  iigantic Drive by French  Paris, Mar. 20.���������One hundred  ������wns and villages have been oc-  ipied by French troops in the  |st three days.  Paris, Mar. 21.���������French wres-  d from Germans over one hun-  pd and sixty miles in gigantic  ive   from   Chaulnes to  Oise.  [ountryside laid waste by relating army. In action trencn  arfare magically removed and  ldiers sweep jubilantly onward  the very heels of the foe. The  ���������nd   is    filled   with   pursuing  Ifluads.  Germans Retreating  London, Mar. 20.���������Greatest occupancy of territory   by  allies  since   German   sweep   towards  Marne thrilled Britain today.  Allied forces this time gained German line which has given way,  nearly five hundred square miles  of territory between Arras sector and river Oisne been added  to Allies   holdings.      Although  general rejoicing over the Allies  "push" experts inclined to put  soft pedal on popular tendency  towards aver optimism.     They  point out that the German retreat is no headlong flight, but  methodical, systematic turning  back from untenable positions to  others, doubtless long and carefully prepared. Retreat undoubtedly been accelerated by Allies  unexpected superiority.   Lack of  any considerable losses of men  and materials by Germans indicates withdrawal far from disorderly retreat.    Allies today consolidating  their lines  and still  pressing   steadily   against   the  enemy.    On whole front of 70  miles Allies have  taken  about  80 cities,   towns   and . villages.  In some places Allies troops are  ten miles into territory formerly  occupied by Germans.  German destroyer sank British  destroyer in the Straits of Dover-  yesterday and torpedoed a second  destroyer, latter not seriously  damaged.  Field-marshall von Hindenburg  may lead a revolt in Germany.  Neutral attaches tell astounding  story of a plot hatching for the  overthrow of the Hohenzollerns. j  Germany ripening for a revolu-'  German Subs Attack  Belgian Relief Ships  London, Mar. 21. ��������� Germans  now cleaned out of Peronne. The  retreat slowed up today. Forty  more villages fall into hands of  British.  American steamer Vigilancia  sunk by submarine without warning. Survivors adrift from Friday to Sunday.  Two of five Belgian relief shins  attacked by submarines in spite  of safe conduct guaranteed by  the Germans. A boat contain-  ingofficers and seamen was shelled and all the occupants killed.  Steamers carried distinguishing  marks of relief committee. Seven  men on the other vessel killed.  New York, Mar. 21.���������.Washington admits that the situation in  respect to America's participation in the war is graver than ever.  Ambassador Gerard in a speech said: "In the event of our entry  into the war the first question is shall we intern all German-Americans or permit them freedom, and see our bridges and munition  factories blown up? It is a most serious problem confronting the  president, which makes it essential that the united country is behind him before taking the final plunge into war."  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  Holland Believed Unneutral  The Hague, Mar. 21���������Presence  of armed ships in Dutch waters  is a warning from allied nations.  Status of Holland believed unneutral, the nation desires protection, but concedes nothing in  return. '  Petrograd, Mar. 21���������Provisional government which hold Russia's destiny will use every energy and with unanimous consent  of the nation to effect speedy  victory, declared foreign minis.-,  ter Miliukoff today  Grand Duke Nicholas cemented  Evidently making good time on  the trip up from Vancouver the  S. S. Camosun arrived on the  hour last week and brought up a  considerable shipment of merchandise for local concerns. After this the Vancouver-Bella Coola  steamer will keep closer to schedule time as Swansoh Bay and  Surf Inlet calls are taken over  by other steamers of the company  at Namu.  Repair work on the wharf is  nearing completion. A considerable amount of new piling had  to be put down in order to save  the structure from falling into  the bay. Even with this money  spent the whole wharf is faulty  and'it will be only a matter of a  few months before a new one  will be required.  B. Brynildsen landed home last |  Friday after an absence of five | Mr. Ed. . Gorden of Hagens-  weeks, He went south for the! borg, was in town this week. In  purpose of buying spring stock | bis immediate neighborhood a  for his general store, also stop- j ������reat deal of land is being pre-  ping over in Victoria for the! pared for this season's crop. Pro-  opening of the new legislature,   duction and thrift is uppermost  According to Mr. Brynildsen  things are very quiet in both  Vancouver.and Victoria, though  the coming of spring with the  canning indutry starting up more  Activity may* be looked for.  in the minds of the people of this  valley, and if all sections of Can-  are as busily engaged along these  lines there will be no lack of productions during the present year.  Considerable shipments of po-  Many noticeable improvements! tatoes have been forwarded to  his alliance with the people when.! are now observed along the coast. Victoria and every steamer from  it became known he really in-1 The old salmon cannery that had | n0w on will take some away. In  duced the Czar to abdicate the! to-resort to the coal oil lamp is (the past most of the potato crop  throne.. ,foow inmost instances electrical- '      fchig gection wen(. n faut  ��������� ��������� i ly lighted, and among the very I . .  tiori.    Wealthy middle class are I latest to instala modern lighting on accol,nt ot the hl%h Pnces be  in a state of utter recklessness, j system for their cannery and saw  ing paid in  the cities now many  secret meetings being held. ! mills is the Draney Fisheries Ltd.   are shipped south.  BBHB  ms3ss$m&m  THE   FACTORY  THE   FAR  She must have Food  for her Armies in the Field���������for her Workers in the Factory-  the Munition plant���������in the Shipyard���������in the Mine.  -in  THERE'S DANGER IN SIGHT-BUT YOU CAN HELP  Do You Know���������  that the rapidly rising price of food stuffs  means that the World's reserve supply is  getting small ?  Do You Know���������  that a world-wide famine can only be  averted by increasing this supply ?  Do You Know���������  You Can  help   thwart   Germany's   desperate   submarine thrust on the high seas.  You Can���������  that a " food famine " would be a worse  disaster to the Empire and her Allies than  reverses in the Field ?  do this by helping to make every bit of  land in Canada produce���������the very last  pound of food stuffs of which it is capable.  and Remember���������  that no man can say that he has fully done  his part���������who having land���������be it garden  patch, or farm, or ranch���������fails to make it  produce food to its utmost capacity.  BRITAIN appeals to CANADA  THE   NEAREST   PRODUCER OF  STAPLE   FOODS  India and Argentina are more than twice the distance away and  Australia more than four times.  2625 Miles  Canada to Britain  .   . 6000 Mll-fes  India & Argentina to Britain  THESE  FARM PRODUCTS  ARE NEEDED  FORJXPORT  WHEAT,  OATS,  BEEF,  BACON,  CHEESE,  EGGS,  BUTTER,  POULTRY,  BEANS & PEAS,  WOOL,  FLAX AND  FLAX FIBRE,  DRIED  VEGETABLES  Another Cannery for Smiths Inlet.  Mr. Robert Chambers, the veteran salmon canner of the northwest coast, is now building-a fish-  canning establishment at Margaret Bay, Smiths Inlet.  A messhouse and general store  is now completed. The. wharf  and foundations for the main  buildings are well under way  and it is expected that machinery  and everything connected with  this plant will be installed in  ample time for the opening of  the sockeye season, the latter  part of June.  Most of the material used in  the building comes from the B.  C. Canning Co.'s sawmills at  Rivers Inlet, and the many settlers about Smiths Inlet have to  a great extent been employed in  connection with the work during  the winter. The new company  is known as the Chambers Packing Co. Ltd., with Mr. Chambers  as manager. In charge of the  general store, accounting and  finance department, as well as  general advisor, is Mr. Geo. S.  McTavish, who for more than a  quarter of a century has been .  engaged'in the salmon canning  business nn this coast. J. Kell-  ington is the' supervisor of construction, with George LeFores.t  as foreman of piledriving and the  building of wharfs." It may well  be observed that the management of this new enterprise has  surrounded itself with men who  are familiar with the fishing industry in all its ramifications.  With the completion of this,  Smiths Inlet will have two canneries in operation during the  coming summer.  The steamer Celtic called here  on Monday with a shipment of  gasoline and other supplies for  the local cannery.  NOTICE.  The Annual Meeting of the  Bella Coola Liberal Association  will be held in the Colony Hall on  Monday, March26th, at2:30p.m.  All members of the Association  are earnestly requested to attend.  ���������T. Livelton, Sec.-Treas.  Our Indian population have  all left for the logging camps  where they will spend part of the  summer handlogging for the different saw mills along the coast.  Australia to Britain  11500 MILES  "No matter what difficulties may  face us, the supreme duty  of every  man on the land is to use every thought  and every energy in the direction of  |  producing more���������and still more." H  Martin .Burrell ���������Minister of Agriculture.  The Department invites every one desiring  information on any subject relative to Farm  and Garden, to write���������  INFORMATION     BUREAU  DOMINION DEPARTMENT OF AGRSCULTUR  OTTAWA  We regret to note that Mr. W.  C. Keeling, purser on the S. S.  Chelohsin, met with an accident  while the steamer, southbound  for Vancouver, was at Butedale  last week. While ashore it appears thatthe purser slipped on  the dock and had his leg broken  in two places.  Mr. C. Carlson, who has been  indisposed for the past week, is  still confined indoors, but hopes  to be around in a few days.  o ������~- -r������o- <"so <"���������������������> ^r%f> <%���������">**d ���������  (filmrrlt Ntfttr?  Sunday School  Church  Service  10:45 a.m.  7 : 30 p. in.  Preacher for Sunday���������Rev.  W. H. Gibson.  All Are Welcome.  0<L> <J>-  ������^*oo-������  V'i'j^u  v. '������>>  >*'"  *{> ?H  tf\ /fer,- ^  ill * Wr  ���������w  ip si ���������  is fJii'lr '���������>���������������������������*-���������*���������*  in  IS  mWmm  mmmfi  fiSi1*  *sW?l*H  14  Mr li#^:  i  i P*r* ������ hip'  ?!?'^'  il.  ,m  i i  ID  s4f  *V  U' v I  I  a.  I  5    ,,<^is-..i.,������i'.><<AV,A.  BELLA COOLS COURIER  Salurdi  ay,  March 24, /9; [  ���������qgpiUjgM  The Courier  Published Weekly-at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Pubushlsg Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  lapse; and that he has possession  of affidavits alleging falsification  of the classification of-the work  done on the railroad.  These things happened in the  j halcyon days when McBride and  i Year ?*T^. -$i-������������; Bowser were at the head of the  6 Month.  :  ������-75 i govern ment, and   Thos. Taylor  3 Month,   0-S0  *  1 Year.  1 4fear.-.-.  United Slate*  United Kingdom  .$1.50  .$1.00  Sab*cription������ payable in advance.  Subscribers not receiving their,copy  regularly please notify the management  at once. - Changes in address sabmd be  sent in as soon as possible.  For  Advertising Rates,  Apply at  Office.  To Correspondents-Whfle ���������*jecuoasbte anonymous commonicanons Trill t>e pubtobed._v*  name and address of every writer of such letters  ���������  mast be given to the editor. _���������J������  The Editor reserves the rurht to.refusegnbh-  cation of any letter. AH manuscript at enter's  risk.  ' &alus y opuli sttprpaia est bx.*  SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 1917.  it  'Honest John" Exposes P.  [ G. E.: Railroad Methods.  / There are some people of this  province who really must fee]  regret that Hon. John Oliver,  the Minister of .Agriculture is  also the Minister of Railways.  What does a farmer know about  'railways anyway? His experience in raising bumper crops and  prize animals does not warrant  him in butting into the hallowed  precincts of the railroad magnates, ^where only the manipulators in stocks and seekers after  fat-contracts should have entrance, and from whence comes  the mandates to servile statesmen to yield of the people's substance to swell the'company's  coffersilDutbveran'd above every-  thing else those of the promoters  and manipulators themselves. . .  "HonestJohn," as our farmer  minister is called by his friends,  has' had no practice inlhe devious  ways of - such railroad men; but  that does not mean that he has  no knowledge of them and their  ways. While a member of a  former legislative term he made  quite a record and a sensation in  exposing certain deals by the  greatest railroad company .in  Canada, In this and other investigations he has shown an  astuteness hot, generally possessed by a farmer, normany others  either, that decided Hon. H. C.  Brewster, the premier, to select  him as' a man eminently fitted  for the!position of Minister of  Railways in a province where  the railroads for a number of  years have obtained from a supine government all that their  effrontery had applied for.  Those who regret his appointment to. this office are the men  who render the late government  has benefitted by its laxity, not  to use a-harsher term.  -. One of Mr. Oliver's first acts  after assuming office was to institute a searching investigation  of ..tjie ibooks of the celebrated  P. G. E. Railway; and now queer  and startling transactions are  brought to the light of day.  13 is now charged by a no less  person than our minister of railways that $5,704,000 has been  tjiaki the railroad by our late gov-  ernment more than it was entitled to for work done.  He also charges that the capital stock of the company amounting to $25,000,000, was issued in  a manner contrary to law; that  the bond of Stewart, Foley, &  Welch was not renewed when it  was Minister of Railways.  c     ^     o     e     o  Victory at Last.  When the liquor traffic suffered  the severe defeat at the polls  last September the Prohibitionists" felt secure against any attack, if anj', that could be made  against the verdict of the people.  But the liquor men in their  tireless efforts to continue the  traffic of demoralizing its victims and waste the resources of  the country, turned their attention to wards the deferred soldiers vote. For some inscrut-  able reason the Bowser government had seen fit to extend the  time allotted for the taking of  the soldiers vote on Prohibition  until the New Year.  This was the opportunity seized  upon by'the antis, and by every  means, dishonest and otherwise,  they so managed. affairs that  since New Year and.up till last  week it looked-as if they would  succeed in thwarting, the, will of  the majority of the people.  The Prohibitionists were represented in England and France  by W. D. Bayley and he has  gathered sufficient evidence that  fraud on a large-scale was practised in the taking of the vote  during the month of December.  And, worst of all; the high authorities of the Province and the  Dominion, Sir Richard McBride  and Sir George Perleyfare charged with facilitating the practise  of illegal' voting.and-hindering  efforts made to stop or expose it  We will not go into details to  show how this was "carried on, it  will probably be published in due  course; sufficient at this time is  to state that all the plottings,  fraudulent deeds and lavish expenditure of hundreds of thousands of dollars have been in vain.  The latest despatch from London is to the effect that the eminent British lawyer, Sir John  Simoii, engaged by Sir Richard  to assist in the supervision of the  counting of the votes, has thrown  out 1900 anti-propibition ballots,  whieh assures a prohibition victory.   - " \  It may be added that it was  the intention of .the Brewster  government that in the event of  the soldiers vote nullifying the  overwhelming majority in fayor  of prohibition within the province to introduce a measure in  the legislature providing for prohibition during the war.  o     o    o     o    o  Germany Starving.  /Our latest papers reveal the  food situation to be really more  serious than we had been led to  believe. -  Reliable information received  by way of Holland states that  the question came up for discussion in the Prussian Diet on the  seventh of this month. On this  occasion the food controller went  so.far as to say that a more serious state of affairs, especially in  industrial centres, could hardly  be imagined. Under such circumstances and after a long time of  suffering, with no relief in sight  until next harvest, it. is no wonder the people are getting restless.  Bread riots and strikes are of  frequent occurrence and the  people's frame of mind is such  that the food .controller complained "that among all sections  of the people the general feeling  shownisnot one of that endurance for which was hoped."  According to the same authority the food controller said: "We  have not perceived in the towns  that stem supervision which is  absolutely necessary in ,the. distribution of foodstuffs," Inhere  has been -widespread- abuse of  bread tickets', entailing grave  consequences ;*as. regards our  stocks. Bread tickets have been  illegally used on such a shocking  scale that our entire reserves  were exhausted. So, when-potatoes failed and bread was ordered  as a substitute,,there was.none  available.    Flour has been si mi-  larly reduced, owing to similar  irregularities in the mills."  Dr Michaelis concluded by  urging the utmost severity to  remedy the shortcomings while  there was yet time.  That Germany is starving is  the belief held by the United  States government, and it must  be remembered that that holds  information from first hands as  its ambassador to Germany has  just returned. In government  circles it is thought that "peace  may be just around ihe corner"  because Germany is hard pressed  for food. The; fact is admitted  by her leaders; The spectre of  famine as the Washington authorities see it has in it the potentialities of a speedy peace.  o     o s o     ������     ������  Pratice Thrift.  Believing that the practicing  of thrift by every individual in  Canada constitutes one of the  simplest and yet the most iimportant way:of" rendering services to the cause of winning the  war the National Service Board,  Ottawa, have prepared a booklet  entitled: "National Organization  for War," b������ Stephen Leacock,  that should be read by every  citizen of this great Dominion.  We reprint afew extracts:  "If a war was conducted with  the full strength of a nation, it  would mean that every part of  the fighting power, the labor,  and the resources of the country  were being used towards a single  end^ Each man would either be  fighting or engaged in providing  materials of war, food, clothes  and transport for those that were  fighting, with such extra food  and such few clothes as were  needed for themselves while engaged in the task.  ' 'This is a war economy. This  is the fashion in which the energies of a nation would be directed if some omniscient despot  directed them and controlled the  life and activity of every man.  "A nation so organized, if it  were possible, would be multiplied as ten to one."  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 Loiter Ord-  t  ���������  #K������  L- s  u  PACIFIC MILK  Vi  Prepared from pure, },������ dithy,  fresh, cows milk. Noii.ir.j,'i3  added, only water is iuk������.n b  i'  vu  away.  "YQLTLLL1KE PACIFIC  '  FOOD  PRODUCTS   CO., LTD., Manufacturers    Ifc  Office: 322 DRAKE STREET, VANCOUVER, B C.  m  Our Ideal the Better One.  In numbers and in financial  and material resources our superiority is unquestionable, and,  grit' also. In t-:Hiiirar.ee :  Everybody in ih<- world k;  that our ideal is the better c  Why, then, should the war  despite drawbacks, the present|indecisively? lkcw.ssethecj    ^  war will see us victorious.    In |ing".-Hne of trenches canno  fundamental brains we are at j broken?    But they have  least equal  to the enemy.    In������broken time after tirr.e.  Asl  r*i  [���������jaas  ^  Royal Standard Flour  Makes The Big, Clean Loaf  BEST  <^������  A loaf of Bread baked with ROYAL  STANDARD FLOUR cannot be  otherwise than big, clean, light and  .tasty, because you are putting into  it the cleanest and purest Flour it  is possible to make.  Made from the hearts only of the choicest Canadian wheat and made CLEAN���������absolutely froe-fnm  dirt, fluff or lint.  Next time order ROYAL STANDARD.  "     SOLD BY ALL STOREKEEPERS  I  \  t  j- f  Bella Coola Experimental Plot   Report for 1916  S. Le C. Grant, Experimenter. -  Section 8.    Plot 13.  Millet���������Japanese: sown April 20; germinated May 13; harvested  August 2 (left on"plot,   'Results; poor germination, slow  growth and weedy.  Siberian: sown April 20; germinated May 10; harvested  -'August 29..;. Results, fair stand.  Hungarian: sown April 20; germinated May 10; harvested  August 29.    Results, good stand.  "Remarks, approximately 4 tons per acre of good hay from  latter two varieties. Millet seems to be a somewhat particular crop.  Plo'tU.  Carrot���������Scarlet Intermediate: sown 1-2 oz. April 20; germinated  May 5; harvested October 23; yield 1600 lbs. Results, excellent crop of clean roots.   Very few cracked or knobby.  .   Plot 17.  Potatoes���������Uncle Sam: sown 3-4 bushei; germinated May 15; harvested October 6; yield .1 ton.    Results, fair yield, but not  up to mark for Uncle Sam.   Good quality and clean.  Section 9.   Plot 18.  Carrots���������White Belgian: sown 8 oz. April 8; germinated April 29;  harvested October 30; yield 3 tons.    Results, very satisfactory.    Uniform, clean and good quality.  NEWTON -  The Prince Rupert Empire  man, who is a candidate for the  House of Commons for this Riding.  While others stand for what  will benefit their party, he stands  for what will benefit these districts.  ������������������ ��������� Plot 19.  Wheat- Marquis: sown 5 lbs. April 1; germinated April 10; harvested August 29; yield 4 bushels.     Results, satisfactory  stand, good yield and plump.   Straw 4 ft. high.  Plot 20.  Speltz: sown 3 lbs. April 1, germinated April 12; harvested Aug.  19.   Results, soil somewhat exhausted.     Straw very short.  Barley: sown 3 lbs. April 1; germinated April 10; harvested Aug.  19.    Results, theshing failed to separate grain.   Yield poor,  but grain clean and good quality.  This concludes the experiments on the regular plot.  GREAT   WEST ;  TEA  I  The New Tea, with the old-tin^  flavor  ,1  PACKETS   ONLY i  " LEES0N, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd,   ;  Wholesale Grocer* ' Vancouver, BA  m  Q  o  0  ^1  HOE  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF BX., LTD  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGKK SKK\HK  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S. S.   "CamOSUn"   Leaves   Vancouver  every  Tuesday at 9 p.m. (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Fridays p. m.  Kari  S. S. "Coquitlam" sails from Va;;<  nightly, carrying Gasoline and Explosive  at Bella Coola by arrangement.   ���������  .'    .       ..MilV  t0  For rates of Freights, Fares and other inforniut -    ,/'kook.  Head Office, Carrall St., Vancouver; or i.k"   ���������'���������  agent, 1003 Government St., Victoria.  [OC  ���������l������  [OC-'-'  Advertise your Wants in the CouJ   |  .vrtMin ������  vm  iturday, March 24,   191?  t Ordc  ������i  w*  iFIC  iuranee  *S5  .������ W<*  uver, BA  LTD.  iVIi'K  VER  every  n'ious.)  -?^  I     'j  ������ T^  Courier  BELLA, COOLA  COURIER  TO  INVESTORS  |HOSE WHO, FROM TIME TO TIME, HAVE FUNDS REQUIRING  INVESTMENT MAY PURCHASE  AT PAR  DOMINION OF CANADA DEBENTURE STOCK  IN  SUMS OF $500 OR ANY  MULTIPLE THEREOF.  Principal repayable 1st October, 1919.  Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by cheque (free of exchange at  any chartered Bank in Canada) at the rate of five per cent per annum from the date of  purchase.  .Holders of this stock will have the privilege of surrendering at par and accrued interest,  as the equivalent of cash, in payment of any allotment made under any future war loan issue  in Canada other than an issue of Treasury Bills or other like short date security.  Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.  A commission of one-quarter of one per cent will be allowed to recognized bond and  stock brokers on allotments made in respect of applications for this stock which bear their  stamp.    . .  '.For application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Ottawa.  DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OTTAWA,  OCTOBER 7th, 1B16.  ffficer or man on the Flanders  front if he thinks we can get  irough, and his answer will be  tartlingly clear.  Dogged patience alone is needed.   And if we ..cannot surpass  le Germans in that particular  [uality history is meaningless.  | We drew the sword-  jfor selfish gain.  -but not  Each month there comes to this  ������ffice a paper in which we find  'ery much of deep interest.   It  ''Our Dumb Animals," a Boson publication devoted to inculcating in youthful and adult  linds the principle of love for  fnimal life and of humanity in  le care and treatment of ani-  lals and ".birds. Occasionally  |ave we used clippings from the  laper, always feeling that some  local good was thus accomplished.  Some friend of the animals who  has the means might do great  community service by arranging  that a copy of this paper should  i go each month into every school  room in this vicinity.  War Savings Certificates.  The new War Savings Certificates which have been created  by the government to encourage  thrift and economy and to give  everyone an opportunity to assist  in financing our war expenditure,  are now on sale at every bank  and money order post office in  Canada. THe $25 certificate sells  for $21.50, the $50 for $43, and  $100 for $86.  As an investment these cer-  ���������^\v������]S-'^Hv^--"''V:U-ii  tificates offer many attractive  features���������chief of which are the  | absolute security and excellent  interest returns. For every $21.  50 lent to the government now,  $25 will be returned at the end  of three years.  There are two other features  which are especially interesting  to small investors. First, the  certificates may be surrendered  at any time, if the buyer should  need his money; and second, each  certificate is registered at Ottawa in the buyer's name and, if  lost or stolen, is therefore valueless to anyone else.  But while'they are excellent  from an investment standpoint;  the   certificates   should   appeal  strongly to Canadians because  they offer to those wrTo must-  serve athome a splendid opportunity for a most important patr  riotic service.    The person who  honestly.saves to the extent of  his ability and places his savings  at the disposal of the govern^  ment by purchasing these cer:  tificates, may feel that he is hav-  a direct share in feeding, equip-;  ping, and munitioning our Canadian soldiers, who are so nobly  doing their part. ;  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  fOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  ^ Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Albebta,  the Yckon Territory, 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 2,660 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-Agent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.    ' '  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal 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 a  fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Ajcent with sworn returnB acco������ntini? for the  full Quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rijrhta  are not beinfc operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mininf? rights  only,, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $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.��������� 3QG90.  BUSINESS CARDS  ion  Fur Sales Agency  600 dealers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years.  Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20  of the biggest fur buyers in the world  bid on your fur instead of one individual house assures the highest market  price always.  We hold sales monthly, but will advance 75 per cent, of value on receipt,  sending balance immediately after sale.  Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST, VANCOUVER, B. C.  O  HOE  Dealers and Trappers  GET THE  HIGHEST  PRICE  FOR YOUR  'FURS/&1  Watch Repairs  Send your watch to us for guaranteed repairs at lowest prices."  A- price given before proceeding with work. If not satisfactory, watch will be returned free  of expense.  O. B. ALLAN  Diamond Merchant���������Optician  Granville and Pender, Vancouver, B.C.  at the  P. O. Box  863  ST/   EDMONTON, Alta.  157 McDougall  Ave.,  We pay all express and  mail charges.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTBICT   OP   COAST���������BANOE   III.  Take Notice that I, Thomas J.  Whiteside, of Vancouver.. B. C. occupation builder, intend to apply for  permission to purchase the following  described land:  Commencing at a post situated on the  north shore of Jackson Passage, about  one-half (1-2) mile within the entrance  and near a small stream, thence North  20 chains, thence West20chains, thence  South: 20 chains, to the shore, thence  following the shore line to the point of  commencement, containing 40 acres,  more or less.  ... THOMAS J. WHITESIDE.  Dated. November 30, 1916.  Jan. 6���������March  Comfort and luxury assured at a  minimum cost. Many Prince Rupert testimonials prove its worth  Have You Got $20 ?  If not your credit is good  Harry Hanson  Special Water Heater  (Patented In Canada)  Installed in your kitchen range  will give you all the hot water  you can use within thirty minutes  after fire is started. 121 now in  use in Prince Rupert and every  user a booster. \ou don't know  hot water comforts till you have  seen these results. $20.00 js the  Cost. Absolutely no charge unless satisfactory.  A bath supply within twenty minutes  after fire Is started and then a new sup-  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  o  \  p7yreWjK/ri|M^n<i^ minutes thereafter  'Wall*r^dlatdr^-.can  also he run  your  hot /"water' boiler  and other  heated Toiih no extra cost for fuel.  from  rooms  The Result Will Surprise You  Investigate!  Harry HansonThPeiuRm"Sr,e  | P.O. Box 3%  I   139 2nd Ave., Prince Rupert, B.C.  <0  DISTBICT   OF   COAST���������BANOE   III.  Take Notice that 1, Mark Smaby, of  Ocean Falls, B. C, occupation timber  cruiser, intend to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted at the j  southwest corner of Pulp Lease 205;  thence North 20 chains; thence East 20  chains; thence North 20 chains; thence '  East 20 chains; thence South 20 chains;  thence East 40 chains; thence South 20  chains; thence East 20 chains; thence  South 7 chains more or less to high  water mark of Cousin's Inlet; thence  following along said high water mark  in a westerly direction to a point due  east of this post; thence West 12 chains  more or less to this post, containing  140 acres more or less.  (Signed) MARK SMABY.  Date, December 26, 1916.  Jan. 27--Mftr. 24.  TheMason (y Risch Piano  of to-day will make plain our  privilege to state with authority:  "NO FINER  PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  m  tfjj  Let us attend  your Victor Record  jJ  mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One Year $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $1.00  \X/HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \X7HAT person so independent?  \X7HAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of  the necessaries  of life?  Bella Coola  farmers are independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  View of a ranch in Bella Coola Valley.  HTHE REASONS for this enviable condi-  -*��������� tion of affairs are obvious to anyone  who knows the Bella Coola Valley.  The land is fertile and needs little or no  irrigation. The climate is mild and enjoyable ; long warm summers with sufficient  rainfall and mild winters make for excellent crops.  Large and small fruits, garden and field  crops are grown to the best advantage.  This fact was established at the Prince  Rupert exhibition last year when farm produce from Bella Coola Valley carried away  over twenty first prizes.  OELLA COOLA and the surrounding  *"^ country possesses wonderful wealth  in timber, as yet almost entirely undeveloped, and perhaps at no other point  on the Northern Coast is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.  i     i  ������   Hin-rrMiintniMntTi immthm i���������>������������������ n   ,m������   nin'i "i-T ������������������in-T-     mr ~n    - ���������        ��������������������������������������������� ������  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name   P. O   Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed  ���������urn-1 *j *���������    i   -           ~ * J'-^   *        "   '" -' inimnn-iT-   n-���������hi���������rrr- BriMi iiii  '���������",1.  .j, -u;y  list  ',#''<  H If "'  1'is fife WAi> ftW< .'-  'W. I Silt   <Si.i,   -WiSS  tf IIsjM mm  ,Urfi$Ma?  I  as*.4.  ill!  m  P  S3  %i  I ?  wm  sm  xim  m  l'$  ji -������ *. i ? ���������; .^tij! *-X,ty- ������������������  ���������������} i ]>������.'bh, ;  1       L['  :fe'-������''  - St  Kid i i-"&^t*sr.---  i le l"    l    '      i-  } Li    *��������� ? " * ������<  i  'l!in\i/t Al  il ������?  1      !  Ji>'  I.,  -TIT ������   **r  . 7$  * 4  !  t  4  fe  BEL-CS-.COOtS COURIER  Let Us Be Patriots  Let us be done with new streets  and new sidewalks, new town  halls.and new railways, till the  war is done. Let us walk in our  old boots on the old boards, patriots all, with dollar pieces jingling-  in our pockets adding up to  twenty-five for the latest patriotic loan.  HOW TO SIT A HEN.  !the same plan as that^>n wliichUo tons to the acreipsute of four  :���������,��������� ���������-���������: Ithewild birds build their nests-'f months from -sowing the seed.  There is a right and a:.wwns.j.bM.h-h^ corn plant has two sets or  way of putting a hen to sit, and j^. ^ sit in absolute com fort, {'.roots.', taproots,   which    strike  The happiness of your life depends upon the spirit of your ae-  actibns, so do your duty willing.  HTHE-t-wo principal reasons  A   why   you' should   buy  "Shamrock" Hams, Bacon,  Lard, etc., are:  FIRST���������  There is none better.  SECOND���������  They are the only  brands produced in  B. C. under- government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK  BACON  HAMS  LARD  BUTTER   EGGS  anil, keep your money at home.  you may as well do it the right j ^ overcomes ajj risks of the  way.   The nest ^houid.^nbt'W^  made, on a wooden floor!   This ;��������� --, "*': ^ '   '���������/'-��������� ;.,;,.,'; ;';..-  method of sitting can only end in ComFodderlortlieCoWS  failure for the following reasons;  the nest being made on a wooden  Milch cows (and pigs) relish  floor, the eggs are unable to ob- Wn corn Adder and it is a fine  tain sufficient moisture for the {milk producer  ���������������  Burns:  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and Provisioner*  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  proper development of the germ,  resulting in- a great many dead  in shell, and those chicks that do  develop have great difficulty in  breaking from the shell. .  The hen will be very uncomfortable, too, sitting on the hard  surface, and consequently restless. This will mean that many  eggs will get broken or otherwise  damaged.  Further, by reason of the flat  surface, the hen" when turning  on the nest is likely to scatter  |ithe eggs, which may roll from  | under her and so get chilled.  I Lastly, the hard floor may cause  I the he to get cramp.  | " Make the  nest   on  the   bare  1 earth.     Scoop  out  a   shallow,  | basin-shaped hollow, and make  j the nest in this.    Then you will  ; have the natural, nest, made on I  Corn gives enormous yields of  green fodder. All .it wants is to j  have a good start. .Keep the land  free from weeds until the cornj  plants get well established, and  it will choke the. weeds after  that, and the farmer can look for  down deep, and side roots to  brace the plant up and at the  same time draw in supplies. So  the plant can stand drought better than many others and its  large leaves are so many small  troughs for .catching the rain  drops and the dew drops as they  fall.  It is a paying crop on every  farm, and where there are milch  cows and pigs a good breadth  should b������ grown. It is a splendid  milk producer. It follows well  after vetches or after early potatoes in many parts of the country.'  After the vetches have been  fed off or mown, or the potatoes  lifted, the land should at once be  plowed, cleaned and well worked  to produce a fine soil.  The land should be given about  4 cwt. of superphosphate of lime,  to the acre before sowing, and  if the soil is light, 4 cwt. of kain-  itin addition..-- Four weeks after  sowing, top-dress-with 2 cwt. of  nitrate of soda to theacre. Then  with, good, hot weather you will  be able to hear the" corn grow.  WAR  LOAN  dominion of Canada  Issue of $150,000,000 5% Bonds Maturing 1st March, 1937  r  '.' Payable at par at Ottawa, Halifax, St John, Charlottetown, Montreal, Toronto,  . , ; .  Winnipeg,. Regina, Calgary, Victoria, and. at the Agency of  r the Bank of Montreal, New York City.  --;- INTEREST PAYABLE HALF-YEARLY, 1st MARCH, 1st SEPTEMBER.  PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST PAYABLE IN GOLD.  M  ISSUE PRICE 96.  A FULL HALF-YEAR'S INTEREST WILL BE PAID ON 1st SEPTEMBER, 1917.  THE PROCEEDS OF THE LOAN WILL BE USED FOR WAR PURPOSES ONLY.  ������  The Men-isttk of Finance offers herewith, on behalf  of the Government, the above-named Bonds for Subscript  tion at 96, payable as follows:���������  10 per cent on application;  30      " 16th April, 1917;  30 ^" loth May, 1917;  26      " 15th June, 1917."  The total allotment of bonds of this issue will be limited  to one hundred and fifty million dollars, exclusive of  the amount (if any) paid for by the surrender of bonds  as the equivalent of cash under the terms of the War  Loan prospectus of 22nd November, 1915.  The instalments may be paid in full on the 16th day of  April, 1917, or on any instalment due date thereafter, under  discount at the rate of four per cent per annum. All  payments are to be made to a chartered bank for the  credit of the Minister of Finance. Failure to pay any  instalment when due will render previous payments "liable"  to forfeiture and the allotment to cancellation.  Subscriptions, accompanied by a deposit of ten per  cent of the amount subscribed, must be forwarded through  the medium of a chartered bank. Any branch in Canada  of any chartered bank will receive subscriptions and issue  provisional receipts.  This loan is authorized under Act of the Parliament  of Canada, and both principal and interest will be a  charge upon the Consolidated Revenue Fund.  Forms of application may be obtained from any branch  in Canada of any chartered bank and at the office of any  Assistant Receiver General in Canada.  Subscriptions must be for even hundreds of dollars.  In case of partial allotments the surplus deposit will be  applied towards payment of the amount due on the  April instalment.  Scrip certificates, non-negotiable or payable to bearer  in accordance with the choice of the applicant for  registered or bearer bonds, will be issued, after allotment,  in exchange for the provisional receipts.  When the scrip certificates have been paid in full and  payment endorsed thereon b\r the bank .receiving the  money,' they may be exchanged for bonds, when prepared,  with coupons attached, payable to bearer ox'registered  as to principal, or for fully registered bonds, when  prepared, without coupons, in accordance with the  application.  Delivery of scrip certificates1 and of bonds will be made  through the chartered banks.  ...������������������ .  The issue will be exempt from taxes���������including any  income tax���������imposed in pursuance of legislation enacted  by the Parliament of Canada.  The bonds with coupons will be issued in denominations  of  $100, $500, $1,000.    Fully registered bonds Without  coupons will be issued in denominations of $1,000; $5,000.  .-or.'any- authorized - multiple of-$5,000. -  The bonds will be paid at maturity at par at the office  of. the Minister of Finance ^arid Receiver General at  Ottawa, of at the office of t&e^tssistant Receiver .OeneraT  at Halifax, St. John, Ch^IottetownV Montreal,- Toronto,.  Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary or;Victoria, or at the Agency  of the Bank of Montreal, New York City.  ���������  The interest on the fully registered bonds will be paid  by cheque, which will be remitted by post. Interest  on bonds with coupons will be paid on surrender of coupons.  Both cheques and coupons, at the option of the holder,  will be payable free of exchange at any- branch in Canada  of any chartered bank, or at the Agency of the Bank  of Montreal, New York City.  -  Subject to the payment of- twenty-five cents for each  new bond issued, holders of fully registered bonds without  coupons will have the right to convert into bonds of the  denomination of $1,000 with coupons, and holders of bonds  with coupons will have the right to convert into fully  registered bonds of authorized denominations without  coupons at any time on application to the Minister of  Finance. "  The books of the loan will be kept at the Department  of Finance, Ottawa. -  Application will be made in due course for the listing  of the issue on the Montreal and Toronto Stock Exchanges.  Recognized bond and stock brokers having offices and  carrying on business in Canada will be allowed a commission of three-eighths of one per cent on allotments made  in respect of applications bearing their stamp, provided,  however/ that no commission will be allowed in respect  of the amount of any allotment paid for by the surrender  of bonds issued under the War Loan* prospectus of 22nd  November, 1915, or in respect of the amount of any  allotment paid for by surrender of five per cent debenture  stock maturing 1st October, 1919. No commissibn will  be allowed in respect of applications on forms which  have not been printed by the King's Printer.  m  m  251  SUBSCRIPTION LISTS WILL CLOSE ON OR BEFORE THE 23rd OF MARCH, 1917.  Depabtment or Finance, Ottawa, March 12th, 1917.  IS  ������  m  ���������as  &&.������**, Morel, H , Am  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA C00LA IN  Brynildsen  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Notions  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP. HEATING AND GOOK STOVES  Large and well assorted stock  of Men's, Boys' and 'Children's  Clothing, Shirts and Underwear  We carry the largest and most  up-to-date stock of Men's,  Women's and Children's Shoes  in all styles at the lowest possible price. Men's Furnishings  to suif individual tastes  ������  ������  Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles  Settlers, Prospedors, Hunters, Trap  pers, Campers and Land-Seekers wil  find it to their advantage to lock ever  our stock; Nothing but the most suitable articles are kept at prices that  invite competition.  Paints -   Oils   - Varnishes  -  Stains  Crockery and Glassware of all kinds  Patent Medicines of all descriptions  Best brands of Flour.     Feed and Grain of all sorts  kept on hand.    Prompt service  Best Goods���������Lowest Prices-Largest Stoc*  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C.  '4  s  Pi������3  e   . '  S-'-  -���������a  >   a  f'.'.'A  ������������������*���������  U,  ''-.'J&rane]  '_" Belie'  '-"Jilie.  'Ms e  ( <<u  ���������HUllli

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