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 &  Ml  ',.4-  lit * ,  m  $&  x&  *toJi  \V WANT GOOD SPORT  JBELLA COOLA. EXCEL-  (HUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER REPORT FOR APRIL.  Compiled  by  Mr. C.  H.  Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature : Maximum, 57.  Minimum 36.75,  Rainfall, 2.43 inches?.  &V7  -NO. 31  BELLA COOLA, B.C., SATURDAY, MAY 15,  1915.  $1.00 a Year  ns  Make  Vain Attempts  |Mayt 13.���������Official com-  )n.  "Fighting north of  itinued  with  extreme  iring last night.   Ene-  ilffbrced delivered several  ittacks which, however,  f$hout results.     In that  tinst Enuville street,  lour   opponents   suffered  reavy losses; we found in  Femetery alone more than  lies of dead Germans and  cook about 100 prisoners.  ^attack between Carency  ijlain    was    completely  HHl  -J  y May 13.���������Official re-  field-marshall Sir John  lays: "East of Ypres last  we repulsed another  attack south of Menin  is was the third costly  Experienced by Germans  }lace yesterday. Else-  ong the front there is  in the situation."  tnge  's ^KiSting in Liverpool  5'  S  jfverpool, May 13.���������Two hundred Germans in Liverpool have  t.been attacked by rioters.    Damage resulting from attacks is estimated  at $200,000.     150 Ger-  ^riSAWere gathered in today for  nment and  were removed  military escort to Har-  rthumberland.   All pub-  es in  Liverpool district  Hosed   at   6 o'clock this  Canadian Losses.  &wa, May 13.-The Cana-  J^aflcasualities in the battle of  Mffifsfrom April 22 to 30, amount  Russians Have Busy  Time in the East  Petrograd, May 13.���������War office  communication. In Shavli region  our troops on Tuesday continued  to press successfully on heels of  retreating Germans, who have  been driven  back from town of  Shauli towards the southwest.  On the left bank of the Niemen  and on the front of the Narew  there is an almost general lull.  On the left-bank of the Vistula,  south of Sokhatchofi, our infan-  try'eommand having crossed the  Bzura captured, after a bayonet  fight, a group of German trenches and took several dozen of  prisoners.     In western   Galicia  on Monday our troops north of  Lutowiska continued falling back  to a position previously chosen,  and the enemy's offensive was  checked by our counter attack.  In  the  direction of the  Uzsok  pass and the Stry river the Austrian attacks were repulsed with  great losses to the enemy.   Near  Rojanka the enemy exploded a  mine close to our trenches and  followed this up with an attack  on our positions in that vicinity.  They   succeeded    in   occupying  part of the crater made by the  explosion but our men in a 'furious onslaught dislodged the Aus-  trians who Med in disorder leaving  several  hundred  dead.    In  region of Javornik we completed  our success by an energetic offensive.    During last few days  the enemy at this point has suffered heavy losses, leaving over  five thousand dead on the mountain slope.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  A War of Attrition  **.  ;cpIl(np7to 6000 killed, wounded  idfi  issing.  N:o^wegian Ships Sunk  ions  oris i  C  Copenhagen, May 13.���������During  1 last week no less than three Norwegian-steamers were sunk by  German  submarines on succes-  "stye>days.   On Friday the steamer Xaila was sunk in the North  ��������� Sea:' Her crew was landed here  by!^the   steamer  Anna,   which  witnessed the sinking and at the  request of the German submarine  took the crew of the Laila on  board.  .''-The steamship Amerika was  "torpedoed   on   Saturday in the  ^Nprth  Sea.     The   vessel   sank  within two hours.   The crew of  ihe Amerika,   consisting of 39  tmen, was picked up by the Norwegian mail boat Sterling and  landed at Newcastle.  ' In the North Sea on Sunday a  .German   submarine    sunk   the  steamer Baldwin.   The members  of the crew, numbering 17 men,  yreve allowed  to take to their  boats and they landed at Leith.  Nine shots were fired into the  Baldwin before she went down.  London, May 13.���������Col. Swin-  ton, the official British eye-witness, writing on the aspect of  the war in the western area says:  "In.regard to the recent fighting on our left, it is desirable  that the German offensive should  be viewed in its true perspective  and that it shouid not be neither  belittled or exaggerated. Effected in the first instance by surprise as a novel form of attack,  it resulted in a considerable gain  of ground for the enemy, as  measured by the standard of  trench warfare, the greater part  of which has so far been maintained by such bodies of fresh  troops as were available in the  neighborhood of the operation.  "There is no reason why we  should not expect similar tactics  in the future. They do not mean  that the Allies have lost the initiative in the western theatre,  nor that they are likely to lose it.  "In the form now assumed by  this struggle���������a war of attrition  ���������the Germans are bound ultimately to lose, and it is the consciousness of this fact that inspires their present policy. This  is to achieve as early as possible  some success of sufficient magnitude to influence neutrals, and  to induce the belief among people  ignorant of war (hat nothing has  been gained by the past efforts  of the Allies because the Germans have not yet been driven  back."  S. S. Chelohsin made her weekly call last Sunday afternoon.  Dr. W. J. Quinlan's pleasant  face was very much in evidence  as one of the arrivals.  Of outgoing passengers we note  Mr. Ashby, surveyor, R. Jennings, road-superintendent, A.  PI. Tomlinson, horticulturist,  Revs. Gibson, Sageng and Colwell.  The exodus of all our preachers does not indicate discouragement on their part, but rather  the opposite. They are going to  the annual conference to be held  during the next few weeks and  they will report encouragement  received in their work during  the past year.  Rev. Mr. Sageng has received  from his church permission for  a well earned three months vacation. He has not been away  from his charge for the last six  the attention of the fire guard  the last week. This last fire was  on the Kahylkst river near the  "Burnt Bridge," and was put  out in a few days.  Road work has been started on  a stretch above Hammer's place  at Noosatsum. Mr. A. Svisdal  is in charge of the work, which  mostly will be gravelling the  soft places in the road. Supt.  Jennings was much gratified to  find a good gravel bed close to  the. place.  Mrs. S. Le C. Grant and Mrs.  W. F. Roland wish to thank all  those who so generously responded to the appeal made by them  for linen for the use of the Red  Cross Society at the front. It  was forwarded on May 2nd to  the Vancouver branch of the  society.  After a continual   service of  Mr. Chas. Tucker, Indian con-j The 24th of May committee  stable, returned last week from held its third meeting at the  a trip to the Indians at Anaham j Mackenzie schoolhouse on the 8th  Lake. He went there to investi-i inst. In the absence of Mr. W.  gate the cause of the suddenSutherland, Mr. T. P. Saugstad  death of three children, it being j was . elected   chairman   of   the  years' and therefore,  no doubt,'twenty-five years as a missionary  PROVINCIAL ELECTION  Your influence and support is respectfully requested.  T. D. PATTULLO.  Liberal candidate for Prince Rupert Riding.  will appreciate the change of  scene for awhile. It is rumored  that he contemplates while away  to make the great change of his  life, and that he will not return  alone. Our best wishes follow  him.  The Dominion launch.Charles  Todd returned to Bella Coola her  home port on the 6th inst. She  has been away to the inlets to  the south carrying a Dominion  survey party from point to point.  Mr. Ashby, one of the surveyors,  availed himself of the opportunity and paid the valley a call.  We hope to give a report by one  of the party, of the cruise of the  Charles Todd in the near future.  among the Indians, Rev. W. H.  Gibson has received his first furlough. It is believed that he will  avail himself of this opportunity  to make a visit to England and  Scotland, and if so, he will-go  by way of Panama and New  York. His leave of absence is  for a term of four months. It is  expected his son Garnett, will  supply the vacancy.  We are very glad that Mr.  Gibson has obtained this well  deserved vacation. He has been  in charge of the mission at Bella  Coola now for eight years and  great changes for the better  have taken place among the  Indians in that time. May the  Gorman submarines give him a  wide berth.  The valuable fox owned by Mr.  Landry and which escaped from  confinement in March last was  caught again a week ago yesterday. The caretaker of the  foxes, Mr. Trenton, laid his  plans to entice the fox back into captivity with care, and after  along and persistent effort he \J QClieS OJ Delta Loola  Mark Smaby of Ocean Falls,  paid us a visit this week. He  was on his regular tour of inspection of the holdings of the  Ocean Falls Co.  feared that an epidemic had  started. It was found, however,  that the deaths were caused by  ordinary sickness and that no  epidemic prevailed. No further  deaths were reported.  The Indians are expected to  come to Bella Coola about the  22nd inst. Their catch of furs  is very large; one trader, Capoose,  has not less than 300 beavers,  100 lynx, 400 muskrats, 15 silver  foxes, and other furs in proportion.  Mr. John Widsten, fishery officer, has returned from a trip to  Atnarko, where he inspected the  work done by the removal of a  log jam. Mr. Marvin done the  work satisfactorily according to  the contract.  Mr. Widsten intends to leave  for Kimsquit today to examine  a log jam said to be obstructing  the Kimsquit river. The removal of this jam will be done by  Indians from the Kimsquit village.  The Norwegian portion of our  settlers have decided to celebrate  Norway's national day of independence in a grove at Fosbak's  tomorrow. The celebration will  I take the form of a picnic with a  suitable program.'  Peter Strum, a settler from  near Bella Bella, on Campbell  Island, came to town last week  on his launch. He bought a cow  from Mr. Hammer.  Mr. A. H. Tomlinson, provincial horticulturist, on his recent  visit to the valley sent the publisher of the Courier a letter in  which he states his views of the  conditions among the farmers as  follows:  "I am delighted at the amount  of land now under cultivation  and the further clearing taking  place. A big change has taken  place of late. Bella Coola farmers  must aim at an increased production of fruits, roots, vegetables, hay, etc., for home as  well as outside markets, particularly at Prince Rupert. For  future farming, dairying must  gradually be made a special  feature, even to the establishment of a creamery in due time.  ' 'I appeal to the farmers, their  wives and daughters to support  their institute and help make this  beautiful valley to become a most  happy and progressive agricultural community. Let me remind my friends of the forthcoming fair season. I trust Bella Coola will not be lacking in  bringing forth exhibits that will  further enhance the valley's  reputation for agricultural products."  proved that he was more  than the fox..  'foxy'  Dr. W. J. Quinlan intends to  pay the settlement a protracted  visit in the prosecution of his  profession. It is rumored that  he will start inflctingpafn on his  customers in town.  Another forest   fire occupied  X)alley are most cordially in  oiled to inspect our stock of Ladies'  and Children's SUMMER HATS.  Come and look ihem over and tfy  them on be/ore deciding to buy elsewhere.  We also trim and furnish trimming  for hats at reasonable rates.  Mesdames Tfaland & Jacobsen  ^Milliners  meeting.  Mr, Harry Burt presented the  program for sports which was  approved of, and to be published  in the Courier. Mr. Gibson was  delegated to procure the printing  of the diplomas to be awarded.  It was decided to have them  printed on pai*chment and $20  was appropriated for the purpose.  The serving of lunch on the day  of celebration had been found  to be a greater task than at first  anticipated. Wm. Sutherland,  O. Fosbak and E. Gi-ant were appointed a committee to co-operate with the W. C. T. U.; and as  the proceeds of the sale of lunch  will go to the Red Cross war  fund all families are asked to  contribute. Upon Mr. Galienne's  report that the ground for the  races needed to be put in order  the issue of an appeal for volunteers to turn out on Tuesday and  do this work was decided upon.  The committee meets again tonight.  Volunteers for the repairs of  the race ground did not fail to  respond to the appeal made by  the committee. Roth whitesand  Indians went to work on Tuesday  and did yeoman service in cutting  brush, moving fences, blasting  stumps and plowing the ground.  ���������������-=������-<_ ������->-<_ c>^io 4tr>^ir><i������  GUmrrfr Nnttrr  Sunday School  Church Service  1,0:45 a. m.  7:30 p.m.  All Are Welcome.  Reo. T. C. Colwell, B. A., Pastor  h  FOR SALE  Tenders will be received for 160  acres, five miles from Bella Coola;  better known as the Henri Ranch.  State price per acre, cash payment, balance in 1, 2, 3, 4 years  at 5 per cent, interest.  Highest or any tender not  necessarily accepted.���������Address  John Youl, 411 Pender St. West  Vancouver, B. C.  ���������C>-<_><_������������_^<_^^C>^<J���������������_^tJIC>������������>-������  News From Kildala Cannery.  Mr. D. Groves, the manager*  arrived on the 17th ulto. Mr.  Groves is now the senior manager  in Rivers Inlet, having been here  since 1891.  Two rows of cottages to accommodate the white fishermen are  being built. The fishing fleet is  also being extensively enlarged.  The tug Hong Kong is now  launched after being under repairs at the R. I. C. dry dock.  The annual meeting of the  cannery managers was held at  the R. I. C. on April 20. Mr. R.  Woods, formerly manager of the  Good Hope cannery, presided.  A. R. McDonald, who has been  undergoing treatment in the  Vancouver General Hospital for  the past two months, has again  taken up his duties as net man.  What might have been a very  serious accident happened to Mr.  C. Gorse, while stepping from  his boat to the floating wharf he  lost his balance and fell overboard. Mr. Gorse was unable to  swim, but, fortunately, Capt. C.  Coots was near by and effected  a rescue.  Conn Johnson is back after  spending the winter abroad. He  is serving his apprenticeship under Mr. McDonald to become a  net man in the future. BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Salurda  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1   Year   $1.00  6 Months    0.75  3 Months'    0.50  United States  1  Year ,.' $1.50  United Kingdom  1  Year $1.00  Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscribers not receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at once. Changes.in address should be  sent in as soon as possible.  For Advertising Rates,   Apply at  : Office.  To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name and address of every writer of such letters  must be Riven to the editor.  The Editor reserves the riiyht to refuse publication of any lettpr. All manuscript at writer's  risk.  Vancouver Office - - 317-323 Cambie St.  >ahta jmpult mtprruta rut ttw."  SATURDAY, MAY 15, 1015.  An Election Not Wanted.  For the benefit of those of our  Conservative friends who always  scoff at the fault-finding of their  Liberal  opponents   we   present  this week the view of some prominent people of Canada who  hold with the Liberals that there  should be no election at this time.  Professor Geo. M. Wrong of  the University of Toronto, pub:  lished a letter last month urging  there should be no election during  the  war.    This  letter met  a very hearty response and a  meeting was   arranged   for   at  Toronto to protest against the  holding of an election.  But authorities other than Conservatives, "will very likely not  - have much'weight with those of  our friends who do not see eye  to eye with* us in this matter and  we therefore proceed at once to  name men who are the highest  in the land. We quote from the  Ottawa Free Press:  "Hon.   Thomas   White,   Hon.  Judge Doherty, Hon. T. Chase  Casgrain,   Hon.   Louis   Coderre  and Hon. P. E. Blondin are known  to-be strongly against an election  being: held at the present time.  ��������� Premier Borden is said to share  the view of the Duke of  Con-  naught that while the British  government is thinking of nothing but war it is not the proper  time for the Canadian  government to be thinking of nothing  but an election.    However, there  is a feeling that in this matter  the Premier and the Governor-  General are figures of secondary  importance and that if Hon. Mr.  Rogers and Hon. Mr. Cochrane  Want  to have an election  they  will have it."  The correspondent of the Winnipeg Free Press at Sherbrooke,  Que., says:  "At a Conservative meeting  here on Saturday, Hon. C. J.  -Doherty, minister of justice,  said that the government was  preparing for a general election.  The persistent opposition of th'e  Governor-General to the signing  of an order for the dissolution of  parliament while the country  was at war was the greatest obstacle in the way of the government.  "The government had spent  $100,000,000 and another $100,-  000,000 was to be spent and the  government wanted to know if  the people wcVe satisfied with  its actions. An appeal to the  people therefore was necessary,"  he declared. '  It is an insult to the people of  Canada to come before the country on an issue of that kind.   The  country is united on the question  of assisting in the preservation  of the Motherland and the Empire in this time of peril.    Let  us assure the Conservative party  that in this matter party lines  are obliterated, there are no Liberals, no Conservatives; any and  ail of them are willing to make  any sacrifice   in. this   supreme  cause, and   the least   of   these  is the pecuniary one.  We might be pardoned for being  incensed  over a  proposition of  this kind, which seems to indicate there exists adoubt of the  loyalty and   patriotism   of   the  Liberal party of Canada.  If your home and city was invaded by a foe or overwhelmed  by any calamity you would not  first-call a meeting and ask if, the  people were willing to help resisting the invader. 'It would not  be necessary.  If members of your household  were engaged in a 'fight with  death, you would not start hammering and sawing and making  a racket in the House as if nothing uriusal was going on... Even  if you was callous enough not to  feel impressed by the  NO ALUM  agonies  of the dying and. the distress .of  the bereaved, yet for the sake of  decency would you not postpone  your repairs until a more auspicious time?  ' '  We are really sorry that some  of the foremost -men of this  nation are of a character that  they wish to avail themselves of  the distress of the country to  help them into officefor a lengthy  period.  All' honor to the Governor-  General -for the, stand he has  taken. The people of Canada  will applaud him."  o     o     o     o     o  Frenzied Finance.  The firm, of Mackenzie and  Mann, the builders of the Canadian Northern rail way,; certainly  have the knack of raking in the  shekels from-their business-transactions. Their aetivitiesa'renot  all confined to building railways,  letting contracts to themselves  and getting bonuses and guarantees from the different governments in Canada and especially  British Columbia, as the following account taken in substance  from the Mining, Engineering  and Electrical Record, published  in Vancouver, will make clear:  In 1910, Mackenzie and Mann  bought from  James   Dunsmuir  his coal properties on Vancouver  Island for the sum of $11,000,000.  The C. P. R. had the same property offered to it for $6,500,000,  but refused to buy.    Mackenzie  and Mann then organized a company to take over the property  under the name of the Canadian  Collieries, Limited, with a capital  stock of $35,000,000.   They went  to London   and   unloaded   this  stock on the British investors.  Out of this huge sum they provided $3,000,000 as working capital and pocketed $21,000,000; less  expenses, ^for their trouble.   It  would seem   to   ordinary men,  that a'loot of such size would be  considered satisfactory from one  source. ;  . But not "so with these up-to-  date financiers. Their- next  Lmo,ve was to wreck the newly-  formed company. To do this  they first dismissed, Mr. J. Matthews, manager of the Cumberland mine, and Mr. T. Russell,  manager of the Extension mine,  who were managers while the  property was under the control  of the Dunsmuir interests. High  authority assures the publishers  of the Review that no better  mine operators could be found in  the province.  .A Pennsylvania man was then  appointed, manager at a salary  of $37,000 a year.    Among other  serious mistakes that he made,  he entered into a disastrous conflict with the lniners and by this  and similar proceedings wrecked  the company and then disap-1  peared.  Our source of information  suggests that the criminal code  should be so changed that it  would be possible to send to jail  persons who thus, ruin the credit  of our province, to which we believe all honest men will agree.  H. S. Clements Forsakes North.  ..   . .-������������������ ''-Nv'; '���������'. ' .-.!��������� ���������        ���������'���������.��������� .������������������:���������'������������������'.  AVancouver despatch to the  Prince Rupert News announces  that H. S. Glqments, our member  in the Dominion House, has decided to stand* for Comox-Alberni  inthe next election.   v  We believe,'party politics aside,  that Mr. Clements has deserved  well from his constituents in  Bella Coola; we think in case of  his candidacy for this district  that he would have failed to receive a majority of the votes  here, but this would have been,  not because of any fault found  with him as a public servant,  but rather because of his support  the Conservative party.  For Results Use  CHICK STARTER  CHICK FOOD  CHICK DEVELOp  SCR A TCH  FOOD  SOLD BY LEADING DEALERS  AND BY  ALBERTA  PACIFIC  GRAIN  COMPANY iTn  VANCOUVER,  B. C.  "A. P. Standard"��������������������������� We stand back of every  , < *  Gault Brothers Limited  WHOLESALE T>R Y GOODS  ' i  .  '. :  I. *f3  St9*-1*- *i  And the Fathers Will  Declare Unto the Sons  361 Water Street        Vancouver Rc'fti  <S Gault Brothers for over 60 years haue success futh  -maintained wholesale Warehouses throughout Canada  *$ The Varicouuer stock is the largest and best msorU-J  shekon the Coast, in some cases (he best west of'/,,  ronlo  STAPLES  SMALLWARES  RIBBONS  Ready-to-Wear  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  House Furnishings  CARI'KTS  LINENS  KV^  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED  1W-SS GOODS fjgj  "As long as brave deeds retain the power to fire the blood  of Anglo-Saxons, the stand made  by the Canadians in those desperate days will be told by fathers  to their sons, for in the military  records of Canada this defense  will shine as brightly as in the  records of the British army the  stubborn valor with which Sir  James MacDonnell and the  guards beat back from Hougou-  mont the division of Foy and the  army corps of Reille.  "The Candians have wrested  in the trenches, over the bodies  of the- dead and wounded, the  right to stand side by side with  the superb troops, who, in the  first battle of Ypres, broke and  drove before them the flower of  the Prussian Guards."���������War  Office Report.  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd,  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  Wholesale  DRY GOODS  AND  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  OF  "PRIDE  OF THE  WEST"  BRAND     H  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW &g    .-<?������������������  "MADE    IN    B.  C." V4E  Send for Catalogue  Prompt Attention Given Letter Ordtri  The people of Canada are to  be congratulated that at this  time they have for Governor-  General a prince of royal blood,  who-is not swayed by party poli  tics but has only the welfare of  the country as a whole at heart,  and all honor is due to him for  the stand he has taken.  debenture default."  This news is of more th.  dinary interest to the pc^  British Columbia as we an.  j great extent bound upusr  i financial condition of tht f V  I  A cablegram from London t0r^Province havinn purer  4-u   **~ 4-     i tt      it its bonds toan extraordinanJg  the Montreal Herald announces , tef)t The weakness of th,<������.,$  that the Canadian Northern Rail-|is due to the manipulate >  way shares "were heavy on the I Mackenzie and Mann.  Firebox linings withstand years of  cause made of McClary Semi-Steei.  use  hif.  Sec #2  ������  *?!������  I tea***  h&  You'll notice the 'linings mi  made in nine pieces. There's f?  ���������tfe,  A.  a good reason-ask the McClary dealer.  "MADE IN CANADA."  Sold By AH General Merchants.  J   7  s  )  W  z5].{c  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SKKV'IlT  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  _���������*  1 2t  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  i>* S.      Chelohsin" Leaves   Vancouver  every  Thursday at  11  p. m.     (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Sundays 4 p. m.  rS. S. "Coquitlam" and S. S. "Capilano" will sail  from Vancouver every two weeks, carrying C.asoline  and Explosives.  Formates of FroitflitM,   F:m.\H nn<! other information.  ���������"'I'l'1*' '"  Vanoouvkii ;  or (Jko.  MfCi^''"11,  Victoria.  O TI    ,-"r racoa ol   l'reitfht.4,   F;ir  DH.eao Officio, Oakham, St.,  ajfunt,   1003 Govkunmknt St  ^Jg  hoc  j ��������� c  ��������������� ������uiW������)MTW/*>-1 ���������*}"������������ ���������^f.-Wis-l n*,*������  ������, MmiOUiL. x {il^-Xi^ w  lb  ^raHr  't'*mfarJayrMay15,   1915  BELLA  COOLA   COURIER  ���������-j  ���������#  Blames S. S. Storstad.  j  ������  -0/>������ft  ^OOD!  LTD,  * SQci ���������  * ?,*- -Mr. Justice Dunlop of Mon-  *'' treal, has decided that the collier  " ^ Storstad  was to blame for the  ' - ������"lossiof the liner Empress of Ire-  \ lana after a collision in the St.  ^''Lawrence river on May 29th last  ,'������ year,   and   that   absolutely   no  V&la/ne attached to the captain or  -Vrcre.# of the Empress of Ireland.  Ji hit \<t %'<'"���������������������������  ' 1J,*Alf|ed.Tuftenes, the first officer  ^Vfthe Storstad, is found to have  " ' J&lcatised   the  collision by having  ''^altered the course of his ship  ��������� ������4_:������after it was shut out from the  "' i'view of the Empress by the fog.  Ministers of the Gospel Flay the McBrid  Government.  The Ministerial Association-of  the lower mainland has found it  necessary to denounce sin in high  places. These ministers as faithful watchmen do not confine  themselves to declaring against  sin in the abstract, but they  attack it by naming it and point-  out the offenders. The pamphlet  entitled "Crisis in B.C." issued  by the association should be in  the hands of every voter in the  province. If every voter would  take to heart the facts as therein  vThe  Best  Known  and   Popular  Lubricant for  v. Motor Boats  is  -Q0D5  Its use assures freedom from Carbon deposit  on valves, spark plugs, or in cylinders  3*   ijMii'MPERIAL OIL CO. LTD., VANCOUVER,  ������_>��������� is.  rfil   <_������������  I' LEESON, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  . Vancouver, B. C.  ���������^Wholesale Grocers  A feu) lines u)e specially  recommend  Duerrs���������  Jams and Jellies  Huntley & Palmers  ���������Biscuits  Griff en & Skelleys  famous gold and  silverbar���������  Canned and dried  . fruits  Braids  BEST  Ceylon  PACKED      BV ���������  WM. BRAID   & CO.  TEA  IMPOHTCnS  ' VANCOUVER,  B.C.'  Order  that   pound  of BRAID'S BEST  Tea now. Packed  in handsome 1, 3,  and 5 lb. tins.  s arefc  icrcSf- 7^x  * -4  ������  L '^\:  J. W, Peck & Co. Ltd.  , Manufacturers of  CLOTHING, SHIRTS,    -  CAPS and OVERALLS  "\  We carry a complete stock of Men's Furnishings  and all  the best English  and American   Hats  JOHN W. PECK & CO., LTD.  MONTREAL        WINNIPEG       VANCOUVER  related, the government will hot  elect a single supporter in the  next election. This pamphlet is'  not a statement of isolated cases  of dishonesty in different places,  but of a widespread and uniform  corruption of nearly every department of government. Read  the following account of a meeting held in Vancouver recently  and get an idea of the impression made by the speaker when  he disclosed the result of the investigation to an audience, that  crammed the hall to the doors.  . "God knows what further iniquity will be found upon proper  investigation. Will any man  with an ounce of brains or a  grain of honesty, knowing these  facts, think for a moment' that  we, should keep quiet? Never  in the history of humanity has  there been such desperate need  for the investigation of a government. They have stripped this  country to the bone. Ifweallow  them to get back into power for  another five years they will pick  the very marrow out. I appeal  to the conscience of every man  and woman to insist upon a  thorough inquiry so that the  public plunderers may be brought  to justice and to see that they  bring back to us and to future  generations what is the rightful  heritage of this country."  The above peroration of Rev.  A. E. Cook last night before an  audience which crammed Hamilton hall to the doors to listen to  the result of the investigation of  the clergy into charges against  the McBride government, was  greeted with a tremendous uproar of indignation against the  government. Applause at the  speaker's remarks lasted for  many minutes. When it subsided somebody shouted "Again,"  and there came another outburst  of applause.  Probably not in all the history  of public- platform criticism levelled  at  the  McBride government has an audience listened to  such  an   address   of   criticism,  backed up by documentary evi-.  dence, original letters, files from  government  records and copies  of suppressed government information, as was given out by Rev.  Mr.   Cooke,   who  acted   as  the  spokesman  for the   Ministerial  Union of the lower mainland.  !    The evidence last night brought  l-before the big audience showed  ' the alienation of millions of dollars' worth of the resources of  i  I the province; how the land grab-  ! bers have operated with the con-  i  hiivanceof government officials;  i .  I how the coal barons have acquired  | title to great areas; the extravagance of the administration; the  ! reckless over-capitalization of  '. companies and generally a record  | of things merely hinted at in  j print before, but there compiled  from official and private records.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  v' Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the Yukon Tuu/utouy, the Nokth-westTerki-  TORlEij and in a portion of the PROVINCE of  British Coi.umuia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,600 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Ascent or Sub-Atfent  of the district in which the .rights applied for  are situated. I  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or lejral 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 ?f> which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall be paid on .the merchantableout-  purof the mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operatinK the mine shall furnish  the Aorent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay'  the royalty thereon. If the coal mining 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 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. I'.���������Unauthorized publication of thi9 advertisement will not be paid for.���������30C90.  BUSINESS CARDS  Geoffrey K. Burnett   D. J. McGugan  C.E., B.C.L.S., B.A.S.C.. B.C.L.3.,  AS3. M.CAN.SOC. CE.  Burnett & McGugan  (Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)  (Late Hill & Burnett)  CIVIL ENGINEERS and  B.C. LAND  SURVEYORS  Grand View Hotel, Bella Coola, B.C.  City address���������New Westminster, B.C.  I'. O. Box 8s6. Telephone 232.  J. A. LEROY PhoneScy. 9387-1- NATION  BUS  MEETS ALL BOATS AND TRAINS  Hotel Winters  COR.  ABBOTT  AND  WATER STREETS  VANCOUVER, B. C.  EUROPEAN    PLAN    HOT AND COLD WATER  S1.00 TO  S2.50      STEAM   HEATED  ROOMS WITH BATH  m   r,���������.  "'" ' " ���������l" '  o  (  IOI  )  O  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.  DABY CHICKS, DUCKLINGS  & HATCH-  ** ings eg-frs: poultry and fruits form payinsr  combination. Strawberry plants, 100, 70 cents;  1.0O0. S5.00: Currants. 10 cents: Gooseberries, 15  cents ; Raspberries, 5 cents ; Rhubarb, 10 cents.  Fruit Trees. Perennial Flowers, Roses, Dahlies,  Pansies. etc. Carriage prepaid. Catalogue free.  Chas. Pp.ovan, Langlev Fort, near Vancouver.  2 J,  ���������y  Z3  Desserts of an endless variety can  be  prepared with  I  Powder  ��������� it comes in twenty-  three pleasing  flavors.  Each packet makes  a  full  pint of jelly.  Sometimes in our troubles we  are prone to believe that the only  people having any real adversities in life are ourselves.  mm  ING  CLEAN, and  SIMPLE  as  "A. B.C."  Mistakes are  Impossible,  if you use  Tin- Gu-jrnntrnl "ONK DYE for ALL KINDS of  <;oo,U.'*   '1 It Y IT. uml prove ii for yourseW !  Si-ml for I riu- Color Curil, Slury Houkli't. a ml Uook-  U't Kivi'itf results of Dyeing o,'it other colors.  The JoliiiHiin-Kii'liurJioiiCu.. Limited,   - Montreal  If  you  are   dissatisfied   with  your lot, plant potatoes in it.  7 heMason & RischPiano  of to-day will mafe plain our  privilege to slate with authority:  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  ^Tl Let us attend  your Victor Record  ^J  mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  |    738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  1  ]   CZ3   [D  \3l7TiAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \)l/HAT person so independent?  \X/HAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of   the necessaries  of life?  Bella  Coola  farmers are  independent',  they are strangers to hard times.  T^HE REASONS for this  enviable condi-  ���������*���������   tion of affairs   are   obvious  to  anyone  who knows the Bella Coola Valley.  T^he 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  ������  (     ���������>  Highland Liquor Co. j  Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous ^   "  Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland.  WINES, LIQUORS an"d CIGARS  PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO  WE   SHIP    PROMPTLY  758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.  HZZTii  Patronize Home Industry  and Bay RAMS AYS'  Biscuits, Candy, Macaroni  New Orleans Molasses  Manilla Drips  Imperial Maple Syrup  Ramsay Bros. & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA  COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  Onk Year  $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Yeah $1.00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find '.subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name   P. 0   Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed J  BELLA COOLA COURIER  Saturday, May IS, /Q^  Subscribe  for the  u  jj  ONE DOLLAR  FOR ONE YEAR  The Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coasT: between Vancouver and  Prince Rupert.  A distance of six hundred miles.  D  ���������  The Treatment, of  Potatoes.  D  It will be to your, interest to keep well informed regarding the  happenings throughout  the Northern section of  this Province���������:  THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  ADVERTISERS-  Now is the time to keep  your name before the  public. /No manufacturer or whiolesalehouse can  afford to let slip the op-  . portunity of increased  sales that public advertising brings.  DEAL ESTATE booms, in the  cities have come and gone.  People are-beginning to flock to  the country. ' The North-West  Coast of British Columbia offers  opportunities for all. Did not  know, is no excuse. Investors  should keep posted on developments by reading the "Courier."  Job Printing  You are; judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.   We will do it right.  -JDUILD UP YOUR HOME  i * TOWN. Do not talk���������support home industries���������talk is  !cheap. The best way to show  that you are in earnest is to  -practise it. -  Support the "Courier" and you  are doing something for yourself  ,nd your community.  By A. H. Tomlinson,  Horticulturist.  Bella Coola Valley potatoes are  favorably known in the north  and there is a big demand for  any good quality potato. Growers may* insure best results by  taking various precautions  against diseases taking place of  which scab is a common one. Before planting soak the potatoes  for two hours iri a solution of 1  pint of formalin to 30 gallons of  water, or proportions of it. This  work of disinfecting is worth  while.  Cut worms. These pests may  be kept under control by the use^  of Paris Green mixture; using 1  pound of Paris Green to 50 lbs.  of bran moistened with sweetened water. This mixture should  be scattered around the plants  or along the rows in the evening.  Cut worms feed at night.  For caterpillars or other biting  insects spray with white hele-  boi-e, 1 oz. to 2 gallons of water.  For dusting on plants use undiluted by placing in a muslin  bag and scattering the powder  on the foliage. If root maggots  are found, dust close to the plant  or wash in 1 -oz. to> 1- gallon of  water. Another effectual remedy is 1 gallon -strong, ' warm  soapy water, .with a .tablespoon-  ful of coal oil well stirred into it.  Put this,on. the roots of cabbage  plants' night after planting as a  prevention. '- Repeat this weekly  for'two weeks to a month.  ���������   What some people do not say  is their best recommendation.  The courier  $1 a Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  l&lsil _  Jpainting Protects  = Your House!  To preserve your bouse  INDEFINITELY from the  elements, you ought to paint'  it at regular intervals with  Bapco Pure Paint  <? It covers your house with  an impenetrable coating of  PUREST white lead, linseed  oil and zin<5, and shuts out  ���������the destructive elements for  years to come.  To be obtained  at all  General Stores.  0 H  301  5] (o  1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  7.  8.  9.  10.  11.  12.  13.  14.  15.  16.  17.  18.  19.  20.  21.  22.  23.  24.  Empire Day Celebration  Program of Sports For Monday and Tuesday,  May 24 and 25  To commence sharp at a.m.  Five miles race  three prizes  Indian pony race (pool, 2-3 to winner, 1-3 to second)  75 yards dash for ladies (open) .. two prizes  Boys race (under 10 years) 25 yards     two^prizes  Pole���������high jump        two prizes  Girls race (tinder 15 years) 50 yards two prizes  Girls race (under 8 years) 25 yards two prizes  Slow bicycle race (open) 50'yards .. two prizes  Ladies sack race, 25 yards .. ' .. two prizes  1-4 mile race (boys 10to 15 years) open two prizes  Thread the needle race, 25 yards .. two prizes  Obstacle race (open) quarter mile .. two prizes  Lunch Interval.  100 yards dash    Indian women's race, 50 yards  Hurdle race, ladies, (open) ..  Hurdle race, men's, (open)   ..  Pie race (blue berry)   Horse race,       (pool, 2-3 to winner,'l-3 to second)  Half mile race        two prizes  Married ladies race, 75 yards      -  ..      two prizes  Bolster bar (open)             two prizes  Quarter mile race .; .. .. two prizes  Tug-o'-war (Indians vs. whites) .. 1 box-cigars  Spoon canoe race (Indians vs. whites)   two prizes  three prizes  two'prizes  two prizes  two prizes  two prizes  -SECOND DAY.  1. Shooting contest, (pool, 2-3 to winner, 1-3 to sec.)  2. Base ball       .:         pennant  3. Sail-boat race   (pool, 2-3 to winner, 1-3 to second)  GOD SAVE THE  KING.  9:00  9:15.  9:40  9:50  10:00'  10:30  10:40  10:50  11:15  11:30  11:5a  11:50  P. M.  1:30  1:40  1:55  2:10  2:20  2:35  3:45  3:55  4:00  4:35  4:45  5:20  8 a.m.  1 p.m. .  3    ������*  Inland Revenue War Stamps Not  to be Used on Letters  Enquiries having been received  in regard to postage stamps being used for the prepayment of  war duties on bank cheques, bills  of exchange, promissory notes,  express money orders, proprietary or patent medicines, perfumery, wines or champagne, as  well as upon letters and postcards, postal notes and post office  money orders, notice, is hereby  given that this use of postage  stamps "is'"in strict accordance  with the provisions of the special  War Revenue -Act, 1915, which  provides that postage stamps  may-be used in lieu.of Inland  Revenue War Stamps in fulfilment and discharge of any requirement under the Act that  adhesive stamps be affixed.  The public is at liberty at all  times to use postage stamps for  any purpose for which-Inland  Revenue War Stamps may be  used, but it is especially provided  in the Act that Inland Revenue  War Stamps are not to be used  on letters, postcards, postal notes  or post office money orders, the  only stamps allowed on these  being ordinary postage stamps  or postage stamps upon which  the words "War Tax" have been  printed.  "Death Accompanies the Lusitania".  Waves of terror swept over  the passengers of the Lusitania  just before the vessel was to  take her departure for Europe  caused by anonymous telegrams  to various -personages in which  warning was given that the vessel would be torpedoed.- ' 'Death  accompanies the. Lusitania on  this voyage," was the statement  freely circulated by mysterious  men around the dock just before  the liner sailed.  HTHE two principal reasons  1 ��������� 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  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and Provisioners  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  Burns  Ogilvie's  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now  From  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 189S.  .Brynildsen & Co.  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Notions  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  HEAVY AND, SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP, HEATING  AND COOK STOVES  Large arid 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 tas������es     ������     ������  Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles  Settlers, Prospectors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and LandrSeekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing but the mosl suitable articles are kept at prices thai  invite competition.  ALL GOOD GROCERS  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  ������4  ;4������  1  Best Goods���������Lowest Prices���������Largest Stock  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C.  5,  34  1     :'-������  '      VI  I   #  1  V  1  Tffify"Tftf,?fi*fW^  fewKE?;;^^  ���������yfVf-iyy $* ������* ��������������� *���������  -^���������ww-^^iirtiWlA^^^  -,'^*-i>**lUji'C^4^Kf'rfUIi.w.  <*A*  A     A


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