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 WEATHER REPORT FOR APRIL.  Compiled  by Mr. C. H. Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 55.    Minimum, 26.  Highest Max. (27th) 68.   Lowest Min. (21) c2  Rainfall, 2.55 inches.  Rainfall for the year (1915) 34.S3 inches.  ie  is;  ������L-4~Na31  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 20,  1916.  $1.00 a Year  Issian Advance on  Moseul Continues  ^igpondon, May 20.���������Russian of-  !$'Mjh statement announces that  V^tWadvance on Moseul continues  % Whout check.  -> ]������������g������ussian   communications   are  i|rally a day or two late an-  Icing attainments and it is  fide red not unlikely that the  Jclad  railway,   which   runs  $g theleit bank of theTigris,  been for a couple of days  Eh in cavalry ride of the Rus  -slra advance and has   been al  ^Miycnt ~���������-  British Monitor Sunk  s^.% Roger Casement and J. Bailey  'if^fjf     to be Tried for High Treason  x  ^London, May 18.���������An encoun-  fter took place yesterday off the  ^Belgian  coast   between   British  ndestroyers and monitors and some  IjGrerman   destroyers.      After   a  ,!l������hort   engagement   the   enemy  |ships withdrew  to their ports.  ;J?5",6ur forces sustained no easual-  > xJSSt British monitor M3L was sunk  '^^pf yesterday. The disaster is sup-  *fc^ktVposed to have been caused by a  %  mine.  .JEarl Curzon in a speech last  night at the Atlantic Union again  paid tribute to the humanitarian  work of the American people.  Premier Asquith was sworn in  as member of  the  Irish  Privy  Council at Dublin this afternoon.  ���������Li^This is the first time an English  remier has been a minister of  his body and indicates that the  resent premier is likely to take  % greater share in the executive  government of Ireland than any  Igof his predecessors have done.  ||; Sir Roper Casement and Dan-  Hiel J. Bailey were committed for  Atrial today on the charge of high  "treason.  *' The American Embassy was  informed of an American citizen  being drowned when the steamship Batavier V was blown up.  The illfated vessel was, a Dutch  steamer of 1500 tons and was  blown up in the North Sea two  days ago.  The Canadian steamship Ere-  tria sunk last Friday was pre  . sumably by a mine.  French Troops  Capture German Fort  Attack on Avacourt Repulsed  Paris, May 19���������Several attacks  made by German troops on the  Verdun   front last night in an  .effort to capture the redoubt at  Avacourt resulted in the enemy  being repulsed everywhere with  heavy losses.   The French troops  after severe fighting captured a  German  fort northeast of Hill  304.    German trenches north of  Hill 287 were raided by French  forces last night with complete  success.     The raiders killed or  captured all the occupants of the  position.    On the Verdun front  east of the Meuse, artillery on  both  sides   were  active during  the night.    Two  French  aeroplanes dropped eighty or more  shells on the railway station at  Metz during night of May 18.  S. S. Carnouun arrived Sunday  at 2 p. m. which was very nearly  on time. A telegram was received on Saturday with the information of the time the mail  steamercould be expected. This  act of courtesy on the part of the  steamship company was praised  and appreciated by all the people  here, and it is hoped that the  company will keep it up.  Mr. and Dr. Sutherland, Frank  Broughton and B. F. Norton  were the arrivals; while corporal  Randolph Saugstad, privates J.  Nygaard and Alfred Oveson,  Rev. W. H. Gibson, Thos. Mc-  Rostie and Antoine Capoose left  our shores.  R. Saugstad, John Nygaard and  A. Oveson, after spending less  than a week visiting friends and  relatives departed for their post  at the camp of the. 102nd Battalion at Comox.  Austrians Make: Move  Against Italians  Heavy Fighting in Progress  Geneva, May 19���������Reportsfrcm  Innsbruck indicate the heaviest  fighting in the war between Italy  and Austria, during this year,  is now in progress in the region  of Roverto and Suganua valley.  Austrians have begun general  offensive against the Italians  from the Alps to the Adriatic.  Austrians have brought several  batteries of their heaviest guns  from Germany and haveinstalled  them near Goritzia and Malfcone  where the staff of Archduke  Frederic has arrived. The Austrians are also rushing troops  from Innsbruck into the region  of Trent. Swiss troops on the  frontier report that the Austrian  positions on Adamello Range  have recently been greatly  strengthened and artillery duels  are increasing in intensity.  Reports from Rome state that  Austrian aeroplanes ha.ve made  several attacks on towns near  Venice. No lives were lost and  only insignificant damage done.  Dr. Mrs. Sutherland returned  after attending the doctors' examination in session at Victoria.  We have it from reliable authority that our dodtor enjoys the  unique distinction of passing  through the examination with  the highest honors possible; re-  ceiving 100 on every subject.  B. F. Norton the genial photographer who regularly visits Bella Coola, that Mecca for scenery,  every summer is with us again  for a good long stay. It is hoped  that if he again enjoys the experience of meeting bears, he  will be able to get a shot at it by  his camera.  Rev. W. H. Gibson is off for  the annual conference of the  Methodist Church. He will while  there try to impress upon the  authorities the necessity of sending a clergyman to Bella Coola  to look after the spiritual needs  of the population here and in the  vicinity.  Antoine Capoose, the Indian  trader of Anaham Lake, took a  consignment-of furs down to  Vancouver. --  place of their extraction gathered  in goodly numbers at the Colony  Hall on Wednesday, May 17th,  to celebrate Norway's day of independence.  ��������� As they were determined to  make a day of it, the ladies  brought an abundance of refreshments which were free to all  without money and without price.  Lunch was served at noon and a  program was rendered immediately following.  P. Lauritson fulfilled the duties  of chairman in his usual accept-  bunting. The weather wore its  best aspect, the moon shining in  unclouded splendor, the road was  excellent and everything combined to make the entertainment  the success which it deserved  and also proved to be.  Rev. W. H. Gibson in a few  words fitting to the occasion and  its object opened the function as  its chairman at 8:30. The hall  was then well filled, standing  room beingalmost at a premium.  A representative of the Courier  was there, but being a very in-  C.-W. Homer arrived last week  on the Ocean Falls Company's  boat. He, in his capacity as assessor for the district, is paying  our community his annual visit  and estimating the depreciation  of real estate and personal property.  Quite a number of Stick Indians have been loitering round  town the last week. After a  successful winter's trapping they  are here interviewing our merchants' who consequently are enjoying a brisk-trade.  able manner.  The program open- j different connoiseur of music he  ed by the the audience singing'must be pardoned for not being  Norway's national anthem, Miss  Gertrude Fredland presiding at  the organ. Then followed a  speech by C. H. Urseth, then another song by the audience. Rev.  H. Sageng gave an address, after  which Mrs. Rev. Sageng gave a  solo. C. Carlson came on with  another speech and then Hjalmar  Casperson gave a solo. J. A.  Sylvester made a few remarks  and the chairman concluded the  exercises by a short speech in  which he congratulated the  people present of the pleasa' t  and profitable entertainment  they had all enjoyed/and thanked everybody who had contributed to the success of the occasion.  The celebration closed at 4 p.  m. by the singing of God Save  the King.  The cannery tug Kiltik, Cap-  ���������4 ffl  m  n  ., Jo---  A?  "Mi  ���������������?  ,$<A  exican Situation  Becoming Easier  Washington, May 18- -Genuine  relief over the Mexican situation  is very evident in administration  circles today. The principal  cause was the assurance conveyed to President Wilson and the  cabinet yesterday, through Secretary Baker, that the Carranza  government is now convinced  the United States has no intention of intervening, in Mexican  politics..  New York, May 18.���������Carl A.  Luderitz, German consul at Baltimore who was indicted last  week in connection with the passport fraud, surrendered to assistant United States District Attorney Wood.  Quebec, May 19.--C. P.R. liner  Metagama due Saturday next  with large number invalided soldiers returning home.  Food Getting Scarce  London, May 19.���������Advices to  hand from Switzerland continue  to emphasize the difficulties arising from the food situation in  Germany. Conditions in towns  on the Rhine are reported to be  intolerable, a feeling of resentment is growing up among the  populace owing to the failure of  the government to force the big  grain proprietors to release the  large quantities of potatoes they  have on hand.  Empire Day Celebration  The 21th of May Committee is active in making up an interesting program for the Celebration. Although it is understood that the receipts of the day. Vwill be donated to the  Red Cross-Fund, yet prizes will be awarded to the winners  in each concert. * The exercises will open at the usual place  on the grounds at the Indianvillage at 9:������0 a. m. The different sports will follow each other in rapid succession. Mr.  Gallienne and the nigger babies, which proved such a great  attraction last year, will be on hand all day.  Progr  am  Accident at a South  Behtink Arm Camp  William Kaeve while at work  in one of the Ocean Falls Company's logging camps at South  Bentink Arm met with an accident last Thursday morning. A  cable used in hauling a log snapped and hit him across the face  causing a serious injury. Geo.  Seely brought him to Bella Coola  in his launch and after being attended to by Dr. Sutherland returned to the camp.  Indian Horse Race.    .. One-Mile Race for Men.  Quarter-Mile Race for Boys.  50-Yards Race for Girls (5 to 10 years).  Hurdle Race (open). Ladies' Thread-the-Needle Race.  Indian Pie Race.    INTER VAL ��������� ���������  Lunch at the Tied Cross Stand.  Speech by C. Carlson.  Men's 100-Yards Dash.  Married Ladies' Race (50 yards).        Running Broad Jump.  Target Shooting.  GOD SAVE THE KING.  Thos. McRostie left for Prince  Rupert to take up work for the  government wherever an expert  in construction is needed. He  has been here several weeks  superintending the re-building-  of one of the bridges spanning;  the Bella Coola river.  Three   of   our   soldier    boys,  tain Moorehouse, of Namu, called here again last Sunday. Our  fellow townsman Andrew Stens^  wick, who is employed as netman  at the Namu cannery, improved  the occasion by paying a flying  visit to his home at Hagensborg.  Thos2 of Bella Coola's population who claim  Norway as the  DANCES  At the Bella Coola Hotel, May  the 24th, at 8:30 p. m., sharp, a  Grand Dance and Supper  will be given. Music furnished  by an'.orchestra. Prize waltz  during the evening.  Admission One Dollar.  Millinery for the 24 th  The new supply of millinery  received by Mesdames Roland  and Jacobsen in now on display  at the Bella Coola Hotel sample  rooms. Ladies are cordially invited to view the hats at their  pleasure.  Bella Coola Red Cross  Auxiliary.  We are in receipt of a communication from the secretary of  the Red Cross Committee stating  that it is now completely organized and in full working order.  The Committee has received the  endorsement of the Canadian  Patriotic Society, authorizing it  to collect funds on behalf of the  Patriotic Fund. Also it is gratifying to know the organization  in Bella Coola and district is now  officially recognized as the Bella  Coola Auxiliary Branch of the  Canadian Red Cross Society, and  is authorized to collect all funds  on behalf of the Society and to  forward same to the Vancouver  branch, to be used as shall be  'designated by the committee.  Everyone who subscribes to  the Red Cross Fund becomes a  member of the Auxiliary Branch,  and we are glad to state that the  collectionsaremakingsteady progress.  The Committee is undertaking  to provide the refreshment stall  on Empire Day^ and asks the  hearty co-operation of the valley  in their effort to raise funds.  A complete financial statement  will be published in the first  week in June.  The Concert.  Last Saturday, a great number  of people from-all parts of the  valley turned out to attend the  concert at the hotel hall given in  honor of the visiting soldiers.  The hall was tastefully decorated  for the occasion with flags and  able to render due justice to the  excellent renderings of the several items on the program. It  struck him, however, that the  pieces in which Corporal Saugstad and Bandsman J. Nygaard  took.part as members of the orchestra, probahly proved the  more popular with the audience.  Anyway, the interest was kept  up-all through the performance.  The musical part of tie program opened with a selection l-y  Saugstad's orchestra which, for  this occasion, was composed of  the following members: Mr. ard  Mrs. T. P. Saugstad, Randolph  Saugstad, John and Iver Nygaard. Mrs. B. F. Jacobsen followed with a solo, accompanied  by Mrs. Noot on the piano and  f. P. Saugstad on the violin.  Next came a piano duet by  Mrs. P. G. Noot and Miss Ellen  Thorsen; then a song by our  jrreat favorite, A. Atkins, accompanied by Miss Mildred Gibson. The orchestra then came  up with another selection, and  then another, the audience demanding two this time from the  same source. Mrs. Noot gave a  a piano solo, then Mr. Atkins  another song, followed by the  orchestra. T. P. Saugstad gave  a violin solo and Mrs. Jacobsen  and Mrs. Noot brought the program to a close with a duet.  $20 was realized for Red Cross.  Wanted: beef-strain cattle on  _^������������������.  shares.       lwo-year-  old heifers of the same breed required. Not less than ten and  up to twenty. For full particulars apply to  -  M. W. Marvin. Atnarko. B.C.  Upper Bella Coola Valley.  B. Brynildsen has received the  following letter from our former  fellow townsman Charles Lord,  which it gives us pleasure to  publish for the benefit of his  many friends.  I have no room for sentiment,  but Bella Coola lingers in my  "turn turn" pretty strongly and  when this business is over expect to see your humble self on  the old wharf, so far distant from  from me now. I shall give you  a few facts which you can use  in the Courier.  Military life for the Bella Ccola  boys was the same humdrum  business after we returned frcm  our pleasant holidays in the old  spot. You can imagine with what  joy we (Garnet Gibson, Harry  Grainger and myself) hailed the  news that we had to go to England.  We pulled out from Victoria  perS. S. Princess Sophia at 11:45  p. m.   Friday,   March 3.     Next  (Continued on page 3, column 3.)  (Ulwrrlt Nntto  t  t  Sunday School  Church Service  10:45 a. m.  7 : 30 p. m.  Mr. C. Carlson will conduct  the avrvice.  All Are Welcome.  e>  ������ft*r ,.<mikU&w-;. m  ���������MmWtesm  -Mi*  if*  isli  J| ifjWf  IIP  iiii.  liiiii.  m  mimmm  m  \MMfl-  i11iIpIM#:'  ill  ss  ft-  *r  ill  BEL LA COOLA COURIER  Thte 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 Month*....:.....:  ...   0.50  .United States  I  Year. .. . 1.; .............. ....... .$1.50  United Kingdom  1  Year.- $1100  Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscribers not receiving their ccopy  regularly please notify the management  at once. Changes in address should be  sent in as soon as*pnssible.  For Advertising Rates,  Apply at  Office.  To Corresponoents���������While unobjectionablean-  onymous communications will be published, the  name and address of every writer of such letters  must be jriven to the editor.  The Editor reserves the rijrht to refuse publication of any'letter. All manuscript at writer's  risk.  " j5>aliw pnpult Bitprf ma rat lex."  Saturday; may 2% 1916.  The Investigation Is  Proceeding.  In the political arena the investigation   of "the   Vancouver  .  election  frauds still   holds the  . m ������t important place.    We deliberately    and   conscientiously  state  it to  be our firm belief,  formed by a careful examination  of the evidence produced by thet  " government "up-to-date, as" found  in our exchanges, that'the charges made against the Liberals .of  fraud in this connection are ma-  _~ liciously'false,'and made for-the  '   purpose of .discrediting the Liberals before the coming election.  The  vote  pluggejs,   who are  the star witnesses of the govern-,  rnent, were..brought to.-Vancouver by liquormen, and they were  . told to vote for the '.'wet" candidate."   It, is proven beyond a  -    doubt that Mr. Tisdall,. the Conservative   candidate,- was- the  favorite of the liquormen, and  no sensible person will believe  that they aided in importing men  to vote against their own interests.  The proprietor of the Princess  .*.    rooms testified that one or two  of these vote pluggers offered to  bet -moneys on  the   election  of  Tisdall.     One of the repeaters  said they "came over to keep a  lot of good  fellows in office."  Another said the reason he would  bet on  Tis.dall  was; because it  would r/ot be well to swap.horses  in crossing the stream.   '    ���������  One of therse truth telling fraternity says he voted for Macdonald because he wanted Van-  . couver to go "dry."   Very consistent, indeed.  .John L. Sullivan, a supporter  of the government and a liquor-  man, took the trouble to go to  Kamloops to confer with Mr.  Bowser two weeks' before election. When these pluguglies  from Seattle came to swell the  total vote for the "wet" candidate they stopped at the Regina  Hotel, a lodging house said to be  owned'by him.  Mr.   Bowser stated   that the  election frauds were on an enormous scale.      There  were not  many   came' up   from   Seattle,  however,   as   the   immigration  officers who count all the passengers crossing the boundary say  there was no unusual number of  passengers going north on the  days preceding the election.  The above facts show that  there is a "nigger in the woodpile," that it is more than prob  able that these "repeaters" cannot tell the truth even  undtr  oath, and if they were imported j  it'was done by representatives]  of the "wets."    Their evidence  is inconsistent,  absurd, contradictory and wholly unreliable.  In  view of the character of the evidence   from   such   disreputable  witnesses it is very strange that  a dignified government will stoop  50 low as to avail themselves of  such means to obtain an advantage over the' opposition.    These  witnesses have, by their own admission,   proven   that they  are  willing to even commit crime if  they are only paid for it. '  The strenuous efforts made by  the members of the government  to blacken the-character of the  leaders of the Liberal party will  be found when the investigation  and the following elections are  over to have been as disastrous  to them as similar Conservative  efforts have  been  in  Manitoba  and other provinces.  A  White Elephant.  The time has come when British   Columbia,   in   spite   of   an  which must be paid beginning in  July next.    This is  one' of the  legacies' the Conservative business government will  leave to  its successor after next election  and which must be borne with  the burdens imposed by"the war..  Mr. Bowser speaks optimistically of this predicament which  the province finds itself in.    He  says,   "If we should  be called  upon to meet the interest charges we would first ask the Dominion government to -pay.    The  Dominion has subsequent mortgages to the amount of $80,000,-  000 on the whole system.    If the  Dominion did not see fit to protect its investment in that way  we could enter into possession  of the British Columbia section  under our trust deed.    Then the  Dominion in order to protect its  own interest would have to repay us.    So that British Colum-  ala-rmingly increasing debt, and j J7* is'absoTutely'safe.''  in'the midst of a general finan  cial depression, must face the  issue of paying interest charges  assumed in account oi the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway.  That this untoward event was  wholly unlooked for and scoffed  at by Conservatives in times past  is not an adequate defense in  this case. , If the railroad had  throughout its whole length within the province traversed new  territory, the situation would  have "been of a character that  could be justified.    But in this  Or, in other words, we hold  first and the Dominion the second mortgage. The Dominion  must pay us to secure itself.  This .sounds very 'plausible;  but under the circumstances it  is very doubtful if ,the province  will, find that it improves its condition by assuming control. It  may upon consideration conclude  that because of the railway occupying to such a"great extent  a territory "traversed by an older  railway" and because of;; other  circumstances that it will not pay  instance the territory opened unL        ���������*.  ��������� .  - *"=I1CU-up .even its running expenses, and  for settlement by the subsidized '  railway is comparatively small;  while for a great distance it parallels the Canadian Pacific Railway -and is, therefore, of very  small service or rather, according^) our view, a decided detriment tothe'province.  Last February, the^. province  'was compelled to pay over-$300,.-  000 of interest on the bonds of  the P. G.& E. Railway." A similar sum on the same account  must be paid this summer; and  on the top of these heavy pay  m  to  that in the eVent of assuming  control the province, would have  to make that deficit good, besides  paying the $2,000,000 interest  every year. The Dominion gov-'  ernment*may not care to inter  red*/ This.  Opportunity is knocking at our  doors.    For a number of years  the plea of the farmers in defense of low production has been  lack of market and transportation.   Now these needs-are supplied   A market greater than we,  with the utmost efforts, will be  able to supply for many years is  near by and clamoring for produce.    Ocean Falls the industrial  centre  organized,  only   a  few  hours sail from   here,  must be  supplied, if not from "here then  from somewhere else.  We must admit that we have  been struck with the conviction  that there is a lack of initiation,  enterprise    and,, co-operation  among our farmers, which must  be overcome in order that they  may   become ���������(more: prosperous  and, above all, become more useful to the country.    It is expec-  ted  and   probably   the   day   is  drawing near when  it will be  sternly demanded that those who  occupy the land must also cultivate   and   make  it produce  as  much as possible.  It is not enough to say: "I am  getting along fairly well, I make  a living and if 1 can do that these  times without going" into debt I  am content." Not only our family  but the country at large has also  a claim upon all-of us and we are  not doing our duty unless we  try to satisfy that claim.  - Lack of enterprise, knowledge  and appreciation of circumstances may be responsible for the  state of affairs complained of;  but when the attention is called  to it, every intelligent and honest-man should set to pondering  the .situation and try to find a  remedy.  The Courier has upon many  occasions! suggested means by  which conditions might be im-  proved, but has failed to evoke  even comment.  We shall, however, try again  $������t������rday, May 20  Jl^  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. ltd  VANCOUVER,  B.C.        *  Wholesaie  DRY GOODS AND  MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  OF " PRIDE OF THE  WEST"  BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  MADE    IN    B. C  Send for Catalogue  Prompt Attention Given Letter Ord  ought to be somewhat protracted. He must become familiar  with the conditions and possibilities of the farming community  Then he should formulate plans  how" the greatest development  may be accomplished with the  means at hand%  He should present these plans  to the farmers and urge upon  them the necessity of co-opera7  tion to carry out a great common  object. The government adviser  and instructor should not confine  himself to giving advice'when  appealed to only, but he should  also offer itAvherever in his judgment it is needed.  What-the farmers in our community need is leadership' and  the government through its staff  should try to supply this need.  The government of the United  States has through a system of  with this problem, and  been clone in other j,  surely also be done U-h  M  ((.<  No Peace   Yet  The nations that   <���������:,  great war are by th    hi  sorry  they  ever   i;-(; w(l  From former succi sm .< U 0  eluded  that   they   wee  enough to dictate I'.���������:nw/  at almost any time; Ut u,  human expectation .u) -  to be entirely faJlaciu..-.  are  now   pretty  liioi uu  throwing out broad \.\i.ii\  injured parcies that ti.ryv  s  very   reasonable   in   ikd.  mands.    It is rumored th  Kaiser has appealed i<> th<  that he, with the Kir^ of o \  undertake   peace   nepotist*  But the Allies feel that G*  1 f  any.has not yet been si.ffici-"  County Agents successfully dealt'punished for her colo.^ai  ������%  vene   and   throw   good   money'in hopes that the dulnesspre-  after  bad  especially' now  with,'vailing may be shattered and a  war debts piling up to theamount livelier   interest   taken   in   our  of. about a million  dollars per common welfare,  day.    Mr. Bovvser, the voters of     In th������ course of the summer  SOLD BY ALL DEALERS  we expect a visit from the pro-  British Columbia will  not care  to pay you $30 per. day salary jvincial   expert   in    agricultural  matters in charge of this district, Mr. A.'R. Neale, assistant  horticulturist.     This first visit  after next election. Retrench-  ents come the interest charges jra^nt wi]1 *? the great order of  >��������� the tune of $2,000,000 per year-tne day fr0��������� now on-  AT BED TIME I  TSJf  too ������������  If   overworked   and  tired or nervous  to  sleep, ^7  foljpw these directions and" ^  restoring rest is assured.  For each person or cup use i  .    . teaspoon of cocoa or chocolato,   'i -  cup foiling   water,   2    tablespoonfuls   of   " Canada ������v  First" (Eoaporatea) Milk.    Add sugar to suit taste, ';  bring to scalding heat, serve hot. *  \-  1  Your Grocer will adobe "Canada Fint"���������Ask him.  THE  AYLMER   CONDENSED   MILK  CO.,   LTD.  ArLMER,   ONTARIO  HOIZZ  ^���������[c  HOI  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SKKVU'K  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  O. O.      Chelohsin" Leaves   Vancouver  c very  Thursday at 11  p. m.     (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Sundays 9 a. m.  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  <H  S. S. "Coquitlam" sails from Vancouvr  nightly, carrying Gasoline and Explosives, w  at Bella Coola by arrangement.  f'ort-  ! ,-all  Hc.F������r^rateS of F^'Khts,  Fares and other informnlirm.  Head Office, Carrall St.,   Vancouver; or Gno. M"  agent,  1003 Government St., Victoria  noc:  )��������� c ' hUJ^m^ayl May 20,  1916  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  i  W  leri  -, uk '?A New Belgium.  i. '"The^ following is part of  Speech delivered in the British  .parliament by Lord Robert Cecil  fjn'response to the terms of peace  *&*j-aa   by   the   Chancellor   of  /ttffered  urit1   'Qerminy in a recent speech in  "Jj&Riichstag:,  j^nd Belgium!    There is to  new Belgium! Listen to the.  ate the continent with the threat  of her formidable military machine.  "What   would   such  .(i������  '���������i  nOa&P' ellor, setting the oppressed  ^^femish free by oratory, after  jfir^Jor months have refused .to  ?rSR.������t-' free by the military rule  e German kommandators in  iiim, or to swallow the pre-  Flemish university, which  iGarman   Government   has  Co force down their throats.  o such peace proposals there  y one answer.    We refuse.  fSSISHBrc fighting for the old Bel-  That  which   has, been  n  shall   be  restored,   and  he nation and government  roke it we shall never have  so long as they have the  tery to claim the right of  ng   providence   with   the  v4  *���������>���������  star  .������������������������'  $M  m  saw  ft 8  for?  ffl  m������  is the-'world not made up  nd where the responsibility  Ling the war rests? Upon  lies, whose forces where  ready for offence, or.upon  many, who had planned in ad-  ce the violation of Belgium?  Now Germany says she wish-  nd to the hostilities. Is  ecause she loves peace? No,  early hopes of victory are  ndling,   and   she   wishes to  full  advantage from her  successes and be in a posi-  after the war to still domin-  a peace  mean? It would mean the triumph of the German idea of international morality; the triumph  of the system which regards  treaties as scraps of paper and  finds everything permissible in  war, provided only it is successful.  "Do not make any mistake.  Germany is unchanged. We  have still to deal with the same  'Prussianized power.' Zeppelins  still creep by night over the  peaceful countryside and drop  bombs on women and children;  submarines still lurk in the  depths of the sea and send to the  bottom unarmed merchant vessels, neutral or belligerent, with  all their noncombatant passengers and crews. Their-methods  of warfare remain ruthless and  inhuman, just as falsehoods and  effrontery continue to be their  chief diplomatic weapons."  The War and Missions.  When war broke out it was  predicted that the cause of  foreign missions would receive  a great set-back, because of the  inconsistence displayed by the  christian nations. While the  natives in heathen lands are astonished that the warring nations  have so far forgotten the teachings of their Master as to light,  yet the missionary work goes  steadily on. In China, Japan,  India, Korea and Africa the missionaries report greater progress  even than before the war.  A few lines we specially  recommend  Duerrs���������  Jams and Jellies  Huntley & Palmers  ���������3iscuits  Griffen & Skelleys  famous gold and  silverbar���������  Canned and dried  fruits  LEESON, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B. C.  |  5F?S  ijf^'ftO '���������  c^rtr^  LARINE"  The  Best Known and  Popular  Lubricant for  Motor Boats  Its use assures freedom from Carbon deposit  on valves, spark plugs, or in cylinders  IMPERIAL OIL CO. LTD., VANCOUVER, B.C.  ���������O 4������*<������������A>'<������li'<3C>'<>������^<J ������^������~<C������  "ItJflw&ys Pleases"  if?  / 3  XK't  (Continued from column 6, page 1.)  morning we disembarked at Vancouver and boarded the ordinary  train right away, our bunch occupying two coaches, and 9 a. m.[  we left the Golden West for better or for worse.  At Calgary on the afternoon of  Sunday, March 5, we went for a  route march and did this at six  different placesgoingacross Canada.   At Winnipeg we were formed into a troop train with an ammunition   column   attached, we  reached   Montreal on Thursday  afternoon,   March 9.     We now  travelled over the I. C. Ry. and  reached St. Johns, N. B. the next  day, just a week exactly since  we lost sight of the Pacific.    We  were switched down to the wharf  on   the   Saturday  morning  and  marched   aboard   the   C. P. R.  steamer Metagarna right away.  We were the first troops to board  the   steamer   and    were   lucky  enough to secure good berths,  equal to those we get on the ole  "Camosun."      They   crammed  2000 troops aboard and on Sunday evening at 5:30, March 12,  we pulled out into the broad Atlantic.    However, we found that  our   destination   was    Halifax,  which we reached next day. The  S. S.  Lapland was there loaded  with troops, but it was not until  Friday morning "the 17th of Ireland" that we pulled up the mud  hook and escorted by the cruiser  Canarvon we bid our adieus to  Canadian   territory and started  on the long hike.    The passage  was good indeed  and  togethu  with lifebelt parade and physical  jerks  the  time passed  not too  badly.  When we reached mid-Atlantic  the H. M. S. Drake met us from  England and the  Canarvon returned to Halifax.    Flags were  run up and the band on the Canarvon played "0 Canada," "The  Maple  Leaf"  and   "Auld Lang  Syne" as we steamed past her.  Rather a stirring scene in the  midst of the Atlantic ocean.    On  Friday  afternoon,  March 24th,  weary  eyes  were strained,   all  necks   were   stretched   and  all  voices blended in a ringingcheer:  There on our port bow was the  coast of Ireland.    Two torpedo  boat destroyers encircled us and  the cruiser Drake left.    Next  morning we were in the Irish Sea  and at 5:30 Saturday afternoon,  March 25, we were steaming up  the  Mersey.     We disembarked  about 10:30 the same night and  our feet trod the old land once  more.    We entrained at 4 a. m.  Sunday morning and as daylight  appeared we looked across the  beautiful landscapes of England;  at 1 p. m. the same day we arrived at Shorncliffe station and  put in billets in Sandgate town,  adjoining  Folkestone.     Things  are pretty much the same here  as regards the military side as at  home in Victoria.    Now for a bit  of interest for the Bella Coola  people.  k      Last Monday, April 3, Sir Sam  2 j Hughes came to review the troops  at Shorncliffe.    We were at that  review and while standing there  like wooden images who should  I see ride past on horseback but  our mutual friend Pete Kenyon!  He is a sergeant in the Canadian  Mounted Police.  1 got his attention and Garnet Gibson and myself went up the same evening  and put in a few hours with our  renowned fellow townsman.   He  looks well indeed and has done  his bit across at the front, but  looks good for a few more trips  into the  Chilcotin   country yet.  Need I say he wishes to bere-l  membered to all at Bella Coola?  We   cannot  get  hold   of   Eddie  Grant or Harry Burt, who preceded us across the Atlantic by  about 10 days.  We are now under "canvas"  and Garnet Gibson, Harry Grainger and myself are all in one  tent and hope to share our fortunes or misfortunes together to  the end, be it bitter or sweet.  This  brings mc up todate.    Re-  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  COAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  '���������' Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the Yukon Tekritoky, the North-west Territories and in a portion of the Province of  l'.KiTisii Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of ������1 an  acre. Nut more than 2,500 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Ajrentor Sub-Agent  of the district in which the rijrhta applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and inunsurveyed 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 AKent with sworn returns accounting for the  full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  <the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rightB  ������������������are not bei'iix operated, such returns should be  furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rifthts  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 S1U.0O an acre.  For full information application should be  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  lntei ior, Ottawa, or to any AKent or Sub-AKent  of Dominion Lands.  W. W. COKY.  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B.    Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.--3W>90.  BUSINESS CARDS  u-  hoe  Fur Sales Agency  600 dealers and trappers of B. C���������  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years.  Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20  }f the biggest fur buyers in the world  'iid on your fur instead of one individu-  j1 house assures the highest market  price always.  We hold sales monthly, but will advance 75 per cent, of value on receipt,  3ending 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  member us to the boys in the  102nd, and also friends at Bella  Coola. Good luck to all; I trust  it wont be long ere I walk the  old, familiar trails again.���������Yours  etc.  Pte. Chas. Lord,  524   555  C. >. M. C. T. S..  Poacher Camp,  Dibgate,  Sandgate,  England. Kent.  J^i;  The Mason &Risch Piano  of to-day will make plain our  privilege to slate with authority:  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE!"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  ������    Let us attend  your Victor Record  Jl  mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST.,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  |j?I E=||||ps^=5=;������t^g^g^~,gsggg������a������ mj fc,������ ���������������=---=~--g^g-j^a- p ^^r.-  ^jl/HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \X7rHAT person so independent?  iTLT^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.  '"THE REASONS for this enviable condi-  ���������*��������� tion of affairs are obvious to anyone  who knows the Bella Coola Valley.  The land is fertile and needs little or no  irrigation. The climate is mild and 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 Bejla Coola Valley carried away  over twenty first prizes.  T>ELLA COOLA and the surrounding  country possesses wonderful wealth  in timber, as yet almost entirely undeveloped, and perhaps at no ether point  on the Northern Coast is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.  1  Get"More Money" for your Foxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, Beaver, Lynx, Wolves.  Marten and other Fur bearers collected In your section  SSIIP YOUR FUKS m������KCT<o"SHUUEirT"the larowt  house in the World dealing exclusively In NORTH AMERICAN RAW FUUS  a reliable���������responsible���������sale l-'ur House with aa unblemished reputation existing for "more than a third of a century," a Ions: successful record of sending l-'ur Shippers prompt,SATISFACTORY  AND PROFITAULF. returns. Write for "7bt febubtrt ������>bipi>tt."  the only reliable, accurate market report and price list published.  Write for It���������NOW���������iff FREE  AR    QWITRFRT   In^    25-27 WEST AUSTIN AVE.  . tSo OHU DtLK 1 , inc. Deptc 67 CH1CACO. U.S.A.  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 Year $1.00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO.,  LTD.  BELLA COOLA, R. C.  Enclosed please find   for Bella Coola Courier for   . . subscription  Name.  P. 0.  Tear out and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed  n-j L-mmifcw  . 1 ,if;,  jiff'i  i   j<  1/81 Hi?  <  ��������� Ii  malt) 8 ��������� 'HKWiPi  mm  ppiir  ..���������mpL   lllifc'  i|n|$  HBf-  r  llWlSf-  mm  -m  1  *i  ������  j j  III  if  HP]  1MB  rm  i" i  In H  {JW  lip  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Salurd,  ay, Ma  ?&%SEm&!ffiBSittS&ttl  ���������rsi^g^Sf^^amamssBSPS  iscnoe  ie  ESTABLISHED AT- BELLA COOLA I- k,  ������Br^^raTOr^Mm������iiwjw^^TW-.������wuaL^iu-^w������^rn  ������  nner  ONEDOLLAR  FOR ONE YEAR  The Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coaft between Vancouver and  Prince Rupert.  A distance of six hundred miles.  CANADA'S  CALL  FOR SERVICE AT HOI������IE  Produce More and Save More  The Empire needs food. If you are not in the fighting line you may be in the producing line. Labour  ��������� is limited���������all the more reason to do more than ever  before. Grow food for the men who are fighting for you. The Allies need all the food that  you can produce. Every little helps. You are responsible for your own work. If you  cannot produce as much as you would like, produce'all you can. Work with the right  spirit. Put fighting energy into your effort and produce now when it counts. The more  you produce the more you can save.    Producing and saving are war-service.  LEADING   DEALERS  IN  6 e n e r $ I IV! e r c h a n d i  Dry Goods arid  Make Your Labour Efficient  In war-time do not waste time.and energy on unimportant and unprofitable work. Economize labour..  ��������� Put off unproductive work till after the war, and, if  possible, help in producing something needed now. Let us not waste labour. Canada  needs it all. If possible help to feed the Allies. Make your backyaru*a productive garden.  Cultivate it with a will.    Make your labour count for as much as possible.  Do Not Waste Materials  // Will he to your in  terest to keep well in  formed regarding the  happenings throughout  the Northern section of  this Province���������  THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  There should be no waste in war-time.    Canada could  pay the annual interest on her war expenditure out   ��������� of what we waste on our farms, in our factories, in  our homes. Every pound of food saved from waste is as good as a pound of increased  production. The way for a nation to save is "for every individual to save. France is strong  to-day because of thrift in time of peace. The men and women of Great Britain are not  only " doing " but are learning to " do without."  e and Fa  Groceries  Spend Your Money Wisely  fe,     w3������n0my "j !?e horae bv eliminating luxur-  ��������� it th^P     f o������r doUars here weakens our strength  finance the war., ��������� Save your money for the xuS^nn-i ?Uf uf^3   Wi" help Canada to  better investment. ' Y he neXt Don*ln������on War jssue.    There can be no  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDVVAR  CAMP. HEATING  AND COOK STOVE  THE   GOVERNMENT   OF  CANADA 6  THE  DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: -rur-   r.r-���������  UUrURE THE   DEPARTMENT  OF FINANCE  ADVERTISERS-  I  Now is the time to keep  your name before the  public. No manufacturer or wholesalehouse can  afford to let slip the opportunity; of increased  sales that public adver-,'  tising brings.  P3SaB5SSE@SE5S5gSSS3ISSS5������EE^S^^  The Need for Home  Production.  Statistics recently published  reveal a regrettable situation regarding trader relationship between British Columbia and the.  United States. During the month  ted States through the port of  Seattle, produce valued at over  $3,000,000, while the American  city received only about $500,000  worth ' of goods' from British  Columbia. Of the material;exported from Canada a very large  produce is evident. It is with  the object of improving these  conditions that the Domestic  Food Products Committee, inaugurated by the Victoria Board of  Trade, is working.  Mr. A.- D. Paterson, president  ^-p -iM-"    1. j., \- ,- -���������*���������>-     i������i. ������..- u. jracerson, presiden  nJTr,     ? 7" Sh,'PPed t0 h UP ������f '*-** K theft C- Stockbreeders'As  |British Columbia from'the Uni- refining,  paper and coal,-while  _j  the Canadian province-receives  R1  'EAL 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 develop-j  monts by reading the "Courier."[  =C  ���������V-  MUUWAJM  cheers and refreshes  at any hour of the day.  [You get the most delicious tea when you  use  &s&&&m  flfowar Sold  In Bulk.  SALAM  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let.us do your job printing.   We will do it right  Plumbing  We buy from the Factory and  sell-to YOU direct. Largest  Plumbing Showroom West of  Toronto. Let us quote you.  KYDO BROS., LIMITED  Vancouver, B. C.  sociation, speakin-g at Victoria,  said:  heavy shipments'of agricultnral N   "Duringthe war, it is the duty  produce,  which  it  might grow of those who remain at home to  itself with equal facility. Apples,   do everything in their power to  beans, butter, cheese, eggs, dried increase, the yield of the fields,  fruit, meat, wheat and vegetables flocks and herds.    By so doing,  are among the articles imported those of us who must remain at  by British  Columbia from  the home can* serve our country just  States, and they are all articles as'loyally as by serving in  the  which  this province should be trenches.      Even  suppose  this  able to export and not have to might entail loss, we should be  import. - willing to sacrifice some of our  That something is radically profit when others are going to  wrong in either the. production the front and sacrificing their  or the marketing Of agricultural | lives for the Empire."  Hr&C ^nd wdI assorted stock  Qf Men s, Boys' and Children's  Uothing, Shirts and Underwear  We carry the largest and most  up-to-date stock of Men's,  Women s and Children's Shoes  m all styles at the lowest pos-  sible pnee. Men's Furnishings  to suit individual tastes     ������    ������  Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles i  ADVERTISE IN THE ^COURIeF  DUILD UP YOUR HOME  ������������������ ������������������TOWN. Do not talk���������support :home industries ��������� talk is  cheap. The best way to show  that you are in earnest is to  practise it.  Support the "Courier" and you  are doing something for yourself  and your community.  Settlers, Prospeclors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  nnd it to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing but the moil suitable articles are kept at prices that  invite competition.  hi  Ogilvie's  Th  e Lo  i  a  ar  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. ������  "J~'HE! 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  "��������� C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  BACON  HAMS  LARD  BUTTER   EGGS  and keep your money at home.  P. BURNs"&~CO., Ltd.  Packer* and Provisfoners  Calga������y     Vancouver     Edmonton  Royal Household Flour I    *** ' ������i,s " Varnishes "' Stai  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now  i  From  ALL GOOD GROCERS.  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  1     "i  is* K'-  IT'S  CANADA'S  BEST FLOUR  Best Goods-Lowest Prices   Largest StocI  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C.  \ ���������<;  Mi  ii   l-':  t *  $  %  i  4  jaBjjaSBBSB*-  m  <lV'X1iW^*^^&^y,m^x>,  !*lf*79iT**M'"'1'Il'!'W*������������nt*"*H������*'���������flPii-^^,  f..>bd


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