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 to  ������y 2d, i  m,  >YOU   WANT GOOD   SPORT  [SIT BELLA COOLA.   EXCEL-  IT HUNTING AND  FISHING.  WFATHER 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) S2  Rainfall, 2.55 inches.  Rainfall for the year (1915) 34.33 inches.  I   8  -NO. 32  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 27,  1916.  $1.00 a Year  iMM  '-���������������  ost  Struggle for  brdun Continues  lurderous Fight Goes On  OS, May 25.���������In region of  i the German counter at-  HlSook on a character of ex-  iolence along the whole  front.    On the left bank  Meuse after a bombard-  with large shells all morn-  ?he  Germans   launched  on  al occasionstheirassaultingj  es against our positions to  jeast and west of Lemorte  me.     The first attack was  Wised with sanguinary losses  lout enemy having reached  jqurwines.     A-'second attack in  ||||lvening succeeded in gaining  fitting in one of our trenches  ������he west,  but an immediate  sinter'attack drove them out.  he right bank of the Meuse  the region  of  Haudremont,  'OSuarnont was an all day scene  ahMthe theatre of a  murderous  Pfjfr-ugjrle.    The Germans multi  -plied their assaults which were  ?������"*'  ���������preceded  by powerful  artillery  preparations. Despite these efforts the positions conquered by  us yesterday were held, notably  Italians Concentrate  in Arsiero Basin  Rome, May 26.���������In the Arasa  valley Austrians and Italians are  engaged in heavy fighting on the  frontier. Between this point  and Astico river along the frontier has been the scene of sharp  engagements. The Italians have  withdrawn and are concentrated  in the Arsiero basin.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  Rebels to Stand Trial  for High Treason  London, May 26.���������The grand  jury today returned a true bill  aginst Sir Roger Casement, the  leader of the Sinn Fein revolution in Ireland, and Daniel J.  Baily, the former British soldier  who is held as his accomplice.  Ireland takes little interest in  the trial of the rebels.  Iffll*��������� fort Douamont. More than  flliith'ree hundred prisoners remain  j|||^n;Our hands.  "^^The  Entente  Allies   occupied  e railroad station at Fiorina,  th of Monastir, says a Saloni-  despatch received here today.  Tide of Battle  Flows Against  French at Verdun  Germans Lavish in the Expenditure  of Life���������Retake Lost Ground  F������|fe front of 20 mil  $$HE<ing to military exp(  ins  ris  SlgMConcentration of Artillery  P%J������lRome,   May  25.���������A  hundred  fifeclhnon placed on each mile along  les is, accord-  perts, the larg-  lj|Te.3t  oncantration   of   artillery,  J]P;'and which is being employed by  1   the Austrians in their offensive  against the Italians.  Russians Occupy Serbecht  Petrograd, May 25.���������South of  V   Krevoskay we exploded a mine  kSmt'B.Tid occupied the summit of the  43a|jk crater.    In the region of Kusoc-  *|||ka Volia we repulsed the  Ger-  w;jni.-in3   and    destroyed    recently  JiT constructed   trenches.     On  the  :'^ Stripa, the enemy's artillery bombarded our positions with shrap-  ififnel in which splinters of glass  *"i^iwere discovered.  ffw*,*  >  Southwest of Trebizond we re-  We  ^f$$pulsed   repeated   attacks.  Paris,  May 26. ���������The  tide of  battle at Verdun flowed against  the French  during the  last 24  hours.     The  Germans   rallying  delivered a smashing blow which  took from them the greater part  of fort Douamont.    The enemy  hurled their legions once more  against the ruins of the fort and  by lavish expenditure of life succeeded   in   partially   retrieving  the-ground they had lost.    They  also gained a small advantage on  the left bank of the river.    The  fighting was furious, the Germans launching attack  after  attack against the fort, employing  two fresh divisions of Bavarians.  Several times the attackers were  repulsed with heavy losses, but  finally the Germans succeeded in  re-occupying the point of vantage which they had held until  recently  since   the   commencement of the Verdun  offensive.  Military opinion here not greatly  concerned over the result of the  day's fighting.  S. S. Camosun arrived Sunday  afternoon   shortly   after   three  o'clock.    She brought the average load of freight and passengers.    The arrivals  were people  who by experience had learned  of the attractions of Bella Coola,  especially in this the most beautiful  month of  the  year,  they  were: Earl Stoessiger, Mrs. R.  A. Teebay and children, Mrs. S.  Gledhill and  children,  Mrs.  R.  Holte,  Geo. H. Bennett and A.  Capoose.  The outgoing passengers were  C. W. Homer, Walter and Frank  Ratcliff.   S. S. Coquitlam graced our  harbor with a visit late Saturday  night. She brought a consignment of gasoline and had her  hold so well filled with freight  beiorehand that she could not  take any of the many tons of  potatoes in the warehouseawait-  ing shipment to the North.  self as the easy victor in every  athletic contest in which he took  part.    He certainly could jump.  ���������C. W. Homer, the assessor and  collector for the district, was  busy last week appraising the  value of Bulla Coola property.  He remarked that from his point  of view at least our valley had  none of the symptoms of the  hard times. He left on Sunday  for Prince Rupert.  arriving with his pack train on ! the assistance of a trained per-  the 23rd. B. F. Norton, the it-: suader, in the person of a com-  inerant photographer, is another mercial traveller, canvassed the  regular visitor, who combines crowd selling lottery tickets right  business with pleasure on these under the nose of the provincial  Martin Nygaard from Kimsquit and A. G. Henning; of Vancouver, came in.on a short business trip last week. After staying a day they returned in their  launch to Kimsquit.  Mrs. R. A. Teebay, after an  absence of about two years, has  returned to Bella Coola. Mr.  Teebay preceded her arrival by  afewmonths. Mrs. Teebay with  her children has established herself at the family residence in  the town. Mr. Teebay is away  for the summer serving as engineer on the Dominion patrol  launch Merlin at Rivers Inlet.  Walter and Frank Ratcliff, who  might be said to hold the portion  of the thin edge of the wedge of  civilization in that their farms  are located some seventy miles  and more up the valley at Stillwater, left for a well earned  visit to friends and relations in  Oregon. Needless to say they  will return.  Dr. W. J. Quinlan, we are glad  to relate, has received the appointment of postmaster and  custom officer at Ocean Falls.   .  While we congratulate the  doctor on his appointment we  like to add that in view of his  undoubted ability and the faithful services he has rendered the  Conservative party he deserves  the appointment.  Empire Day Celebration a  Success.  '^fi&tdislodged the Turks from an or-  ^'#l*'ganized position on the slopes  *v||^north of Taurus mountains. In  '^Indirection of Moseul we occupied  |#Serbecht. ..,,,..��������� ;���������., ...     , ...  Cunard Line Amalgamate  i Liverpool, May 25.���������A provi-  ������pTsional agreement for amalgama-  *'$|p'tion of the Cunard, Common-  "&k wealth and Dominion steamship  &$!>. lines was announced today.  Premier Asquith made the an-  >"' nouncement that David Lloyd  ', George will undertake negotia-  , tions with Irish leaders.  Tornado Sweeps Quebec  Quebec, May 26���������This city was  swept yesterday afternoon by a  severe tornado, one man named  Berlanger, aged 62 years, died.  He was swept from a roof in the  St. Malo suburb and picked up  in the street. Scores of roofs  vve^evtorn' from houses and'fcrees  felled by the hundreds.  Mrs. S. Gledhill has also been  away for a similar length of  time, but the advantages of Bella  Coola are so many that she as  well as many others find that,  this is a place preferable to most  others. She departed immediately on her arrival for Mr. Gled-  hill's ranch at the Crossing.  One of the most enjoyable  Empire Day's ever celebrated at  Bella Coola has come and gone.  While the number of visitors  from the adjoining places were  not as large as on many occasions  those who did come and the population of the valley which attended were unanimous in declaring  that the celebration was a success.  The weather throughout the  day was perfect, with a cloudless  sky and warm breezes wafted  from the bay. The people by  nearly all sorts of conveyances  except aeroplanes began to arrive on the grounds quite early  Among those  Mrs. R. Holte has been away  for a few months stay at Van-1 in the forenoon  couver, but is back presumably! present were seen visitors from  for good. j the logging camps along the in-  Rcduction on Parcels for Soldier*  Ottawa. May 26.���������The postage  on parcels sent to soldiers at the  front has been reduced as follows:  For parcels weighing up to 3  pounds, 24 cents.  Over 3 and up to 7 pounds,  32 cents.  let, from the canneries at Kimsquit and from the interior. It  would require more space than  we can spare to mention by name  the many who make Empire Day  | the one occasion of the year to  pay Bella Coola a visit,..but yet  we cannot refrain from mentioning Charles Draney, the cannery manager, and Mrs. Draney  Gao.  H;  Bennett,   the genial'of Kimsquit,  who,   as   far   as  Earl Stoessiger had made a  two weeks' business trip to Portland, Oregon. He reports that  Canada is advertising in United  States for men to come and work  on the farms in the prairie provinces. It seems that no man  who is able and willing to work  need reniain idle any longer.  representative of the wholesale  grocery house, Leeson, Dickie,  Gross & Co. of Vancouver, has  spent the week in town and at  Hagensborg selling the local  trade all the groceries it will need  until next time he makes us a  call. He celebrated Empire Day  with us and distinguished him-  memory goes, have graced our  valley with their presence every  Empire Day since its celebration  was first began at Bella Coola.  Geo. Turner of Kleena Kleen,  in the far oft" Chilcotin, manages  to make his annual visit to our  town to fall in on that day and  this year was no exception, he  occasions. He was busy all day  taking pictures of the various  features of the celebration.  But there were many who in  former years have taken prominent part in such and similar proceedings, who this year were  conspicuous by their absence.  These were they who had responded to, the country's call to  go to war. They were absent,  but they celebrated the day in. a  manner even more acceptable  than they at home; in the camps  of British Columbia and of England and on the battlefields in  Europe.  As was perfectly proper and  in accordance with the spirit  which should distinguish the  the national holiday, the celebration was made the occasion to  collect funds for the Red Cross  Society and the Patriotic Fund.  The ladies of the town with  the assistance of some of the  more fortunate of the male persuasion, were active all day in  the pursuit of this worthy object,  using means which were so attractive and in some cases so indispensable that the most wary  of the crowd became easy victims. Conspicuous among these  enterprises was the lunch counter, where the married ladies  ruled and the perspiring males  were the hewers of wood, the  carriers of water, the makers of  coffee and the willing workers  in general.  At the exigencies of the rush  of getting this account in print  it is not possible at this moment  to give the different methods of  obtaining money in the order of  their size financially and in swelling the treasury; we chronicle  them somewhat haphazardly.  The young ladies conducted a  stand where refreshing drinks  and fruits were dispensed and  where   customers   found   that  money  could   not  be  dispensed  with. It did a land office business.  W. Gallienne and Frank Strain  made  themselves   noticed   both  by their shouting and their appearance in calling attention to  their numerous nigger dolls arranged in tiers.     At these the  venturesome were invited  with  voice and trumpet to show their  ability to throw straight balls.  For every doll hit the victor had  his choice of a prize, either a  cigar, a banana or an orange.  It  may be  noted   in  passing  that  both   Mr.   Gallienne   and    Mr.  Strain   had  improved  their ordinary looks considerably for the  occasion    by    blackening    their  faces and we venture the opinion  that the final  results will show  that the feature of the day conducted by them proved another  of the financial successes.  Attractive young  ladies with  constable, the vigilant upholder  of the law. They were not caught  and realized'a large sum.  Two of our prominent citizens  used their joint, weighty influences in persuading people to  order and pay for badges of the  Red Cross Society and Patriotic  Fund. Their influence proved  effective and as a result we expect in due course to see every  individual in Bella Coola decorated with one or the other or  both of these badges.  In the short time at the disposal of the committee on sports  since its organization, it had accomplished a great deal more  than could have been expected.  The contests started in the forenoon and occupied the attention  the whole day, except during the  noon hour. At noon the i*efresh-  ment stands sustained a.strong  attack, but the ladies in-chaige  were equal to the emergency and  served all comers with' wholesome food at low pricesand with  neatness, efficiency and despatch.  After the meal had been disposed  off, C. Carlson "delivered the  speech of the day, a synopsis of  which space forbids to give. The  result of the contests were as  follows: ;  Indian pony race���������1st, W. Davis; 2nd,  J. Edgar.  Mile   race (men's)���������1st,  T.   Levelton;  2nd, J. Kelly.  Half-mile race (boys 10-15)���������1st, Raymond Levelton; 2nd, L. Mack.  Girls (10-15) 50 yards race���������1st, Margaret Fougner; 2nd, Mabel Widsten.  High jump���������1st, T. Levelton; 2nd, G.  H. Bennett.  Children up to 10 years���������1st, John Fred-  land; 2nd, Dean Brynildsen.  Thread-the-Needle race���������1st,   O; Fosbak; 2nd, T. Levelton.  Indian Bicycle race���������1st, S. Moody; 2nd  L. Goose.  Men's hundred yards dash���������1st, T. Levelton; 2nd, J. Kelly.  Married ladies race���������1st, Mrs. T. Saugstad; 2nd, Mrs. T. Engebritson.  Running broad jump���������1st, G. H. Bennett; 2nd, G. Jacobs.  Indian pie race-1st,  P.  Pollard; 2nd,  A. Edwards.  The program concluded with  a native dance by the Indian  women who, dressed in their full  regalia, added thefinishing.touch  to the proceedings. Thefestivi-  ties ended with a dance at the  Bella Coola Hotel.  The net receipts of the day  were-$192.50.  Squinas, a chief among the  Stick Indians at Anaham Lake,  was caught in a state of intoxication by the constable last week.  For this breach of good behavior  our distinguished visitor was  sent to the "skookum house" by  the Indian agent; "CJ.if^ugner,  for five days.  c  t  c  t  i  ffllmrrh Sfaito  J  Sunday School  Church Service  10:45 a. m.  7:30 p.m.  Mr.  a  C. Carlson will conduct  the service.  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This!  0.50! ���������     ���������        ���������   ��������� ���������   ������  I  Saturday,  JtfQy ^  WHEN BUY1N&YEAST  INSIST ON HAVING  THIS PACKAGE  3 Months  1  Year...  W^m  United States  United Kingdom  1  Year          $1.00  0.50 . .  j is indeed  $1.50; vengeance  with  Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscribers not receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at,pnce. Changes in address should be  sent iri as soon as possible.  Fur Advertising  Rates,   Apply at  Qpfice.  fair play  i At this writing it seems that  one of the tactics to be used by  the Conservative court, along  with others equally unfair, is to  dabar the Liberals frombringing-  in  witnesses for their defense;  by protracting the examination ~  ,'n n  DECLINE SUBSTITUTES  To CoRRESPONDENTS���������While unobjectionable an-  - onymous,communications will be published, the  name and address of every writer of such letters  must be triven to th������f editor. I  The Editor reserves the'right, to refuse publi- j  .cation of any letter. All manuscript at writer's j  risk.  of the witnesses on  their o\\  side of the case until the disso  'g>ahiii pnpitli aitprrma rstlrx."  SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1916.  The Conservatives Idea of  "Fair Play."  It is'a wonder that a people  quoted for its fondness for "fair  pUy" are able to stand unconcerned and  watch the farcical  proceedings enacted'at what is  termed the legislative investigation at Victoria.    Here are two  parties1-contending for the mastery of the administration of the  provinceat the next election/and  in the endeavor to secure control  are accusing each other of wrong  doing.   In the matter of ascendancy in this strife the Liberals  have had the advantage in being  able" to prove;to the hilt charges  of extravagance and maladministration against the Conservative rule.    But'the Conservative  lution of the legislature and thus  leave the whole case in the air;  with all the charges submitted  and no defense reached.  Itisour.belief- that the strong,  good common .sense of the- voters  A'ill rise equal to "th a ..occasion  and chase from position men who  ment and which can be only com-   .___.._, ^llv.u.ilu. oliC auunn;y-  pared with its equally merited- general to start; the criminal pro-  'ment must sooner or later adopt  ;'a policy on more liberal lines to  1 ' ' '  ' '���������. ���������  to the settlers before the land  will be brought under cultivation  at the rate which the situation  requires  Millions Illegally Paid Out.  The opposition members of the  legislature'have discovered that  the goverment has made itself  liable to criminal prosecution for  paying unearned money to the  P, & G. E. Railway. ^H. C. Brewster, in accordance with the  rules for instituting such proceedings agairjst the government, applied to - the attorney  m  t  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co I hi ���������' ���������  VANCOUVER, B.C.       '       ' '   !  Wholesale  DRY GOODS AND  MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  OF "PRIDE OF THE  WEST" ERANn  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  "MADE    IN    B. C."  Send for Catalogue  ���������Prompt-Attention Given Unt.r 0rd  r,sl&  ous railway policy, but also men  who have been its supporters  and defenders*.  ceedingsiagainst the guilty par-.j  ties.    Unnecessary to relate, the  attorney-general refused  to do  . Mr. Hayward, member of the his duty on the ground that while  legislature and the most capable he admitted the wrong-doing, he  man on the agricultural commis- thought- it justified because if  sion, stated not longago that the the government had not handed  The surest thing you know  on bakeday is���������  level parts of the province had  ., ���������-��������� ~*. i-"-i������,<->3 ui   cue piuvincena*  areguilty of practices so wholly  hepn h-mrlor? ^���������Q    *    *u  e . J   Deen landed over to the snecu  unfair, and mean..  A Real, Issue.  It is a good sign in these days  of mutual recriminations between  the two. great political parties  that the dust raised in-the turmoil is not able to blind the eyes  of all to thereal issues pf the  day.  " .The Prince Rupert Empire, a  journal-which has supported Wm.  Manson-and: the -provincial, administration Mn the past, is showing signs of lessening.-loyalty to  the powers, that be.. -.In a late  issue it complains of the continual exodus of' settlers from the  districttributary to Prince Rup-  machine was; not to be caught ert and   very pointedly,.states  napping ancL therefore "in order tnat the- demands made--by. the  iators while the hills wore left  for the actual settlers.  It is only shortsighted statesmen who pursue such policies for  the development of the country.  And right here let us point out  that it is not wholly to be wondered at that the province is the  victim of misrule iu this respect.  There has been a lawyer at the  head of the department of agriculture, another lawyer at the  head of the department of lands,  and what these city chaps know  about lands   and   farming and  their relation to the upbuilding  of the province is not of much  practical value and events have  abundantly proven that theirad-  ministration   of .-these ..depart  out the money entrusted to its  keeping, a lot of men would have  lost their jobs and that had to be  avoided during these hard times.  In the fancied security of its  power the government has even,  on its own admission, committed  acts liable to criminal prosecution  and still they expect the people  to retain them in service.  Well, we will se.e.  At the time when it was decided.to aid the P. & G. E. Railway in order to divert the business of the north to the southern  metropolis the-people were assured by our highly salaried servants, who are supposed to take  care of our interests, ,that the  men Who were building the railroad were multi-millionaires-and  thus amply able to fulfill all their  PURItyFLQU  15  \<v������S>*  iWiS  ^\^������^M  SOLD BY ALL DEALERS  ish  Columbia and   for  years a     During his term  resident of the Skeena country, [proved   a   good   fi  to detract public attention irom  their own misdoings inaugurated  .,charges'  of -V'vote   plugging"  " against the Liberals; the investigation of which is now going on  at Victoria and it must be noted  is entirely in control of one of  ������������������ the contendingparties, the party  ,.w.ho3e very existence as a factor  irt the direction of-provincial af  settlers for rectification .of. d.is  advantages under which ,they  were placed and which were approved of by .the Conservative  Association, were made light of  by the government and nothing  was done for their relief. The  country is awakening to'the fact  that the land policy ol our business -government is bearing .its  ments has in material'respects obligations,  such, as  finish  the  haan  ^I'pnr.f.uniinVt". '  '���������������������������     . -I        ������������������<- ���������. ���������  been disastrous to our interests  Anyone who is familiar with  the great difficulties a settler on  wild bush lands has to contend  with would know that he cannot  afford. to have the government  add to these difficulties by turn-  railroad, pay the- interest and  operate itiwithout any further  aid from the government...  Butour friends, or their friends  rather, in power when the hard  times came took pity on the poor  multi-millionaires and furnished,  passed away two weeks ago at  the family residence, 1646 Beach  Avenue, Vancouver.  He was born in England and  came to British,Columbia in 1862  and attracted by the gold , rush  went to Cariboo. In 1888 he accepted the post of Hudson Bay  manager at Port Simpson. In  1898 he entered provincial politics and served two terms in the  legislature.  01  rieiid to  struggling community o t  Coola and secured   dun?  comparatively stringi-m n<  provincial   finances   .suk-  appropriations for the {\  ment of the settlement,  f  cent years he had devotee  self almost exclusively to m  after his mining intetvsi.;  northern  part of the pro  He enjoyed good health ���������  up to a few weeks ago.  Del  fairs are. at-stake and as they legitimate -fruits, to. the .detri-  believe rests on their ability to|ment of the development of the  prove   their,  charges.      When, jc/.untry.        , -..���������    - -  through circumstantial evidence-  it is attempted to fasten the guilt  upon a -defendant in court it is  considered very important that  an adequate motive for the crime  be adduced.  In the case of "vote plugging"  the motive is said to be to carry  the election.   That is certainly  a strong motive,  especially as  Conditions are at present in our  ������������������.   province.   But was it necessary  at this time to resort to any underhanded means to accomplish  this desirable result?   Every un-  ,   .biasieJ, intelligent observer of  , -the   political   situation   in   the  .province was. aware that there  .. was seething discontent with the  _: government among the masses  .: .-throughout the whole province.  People were thoroughly roused  . from former lethargy in regard  to   the   political, affairs.     The  pinch of   hard times   together  with the government's responsi-  bil.itynad accomplished in British Columbia what in our experience fsaccomplished every where:  a desire for a change in-government;..   And that the Liberals  under the circumstances should  resort to illegal means to bring  about inevitable  results is   beyond our simple comprehension.  ing over the lands to speculators illegally, the people's money to  for them to exact fictitious prices pay the wages incurred in build  from the settler. ing the railroad.  In a heavily timbered country It is high" time the pockets of  like British Columbia it would be the poor tax payers of the pro-  the better statesmanship for the vince be taken into consideration  It-is not only the opposition  who criticizes the suicidal land  policy-adopted-, by the govern-  goverhmeht to pay a bounty to  to some extent too.  the settler for every acre he wn? i  It is bur^.er that the eovern-Le bS ^*^  What  He  Likes I  iaous  off  ee   made  a^������.  */  Uf-. , ^   -���������������      ."������c     With   ������j[������" *B^���������  ^Canada    First"   {Evaporated)   ft'W\  Milk. rj|? cjm.  m  It's clean cooked taste fmprn'i's  coffee���������it   is   homogenized,   an J 7  does not turn greasy in  the cup. ^i^^iWjfc;  Adds a mellowness that makes ".E$3SS!������!  good coffee better. ^ S������^^  Say "Canada First" Evaporated.     Your grocer knows.      * '    -IsSk?  THE AYLMER CONDENSED MILK CO., LTD.  $������3 ^s^J:  :    Gault Brothers Limited  WHOLESALE T>RY GOODS  mairlH"11f^TfT^^^^^n^ce^//u  "������������W wholesale warehouses throughout Canada  J^l!lleS0a5i' <"*������������e cases thebesUo^tof Toronto  SfARES   "ggfSfelNCS    SfcSSF  KJBdUiNb ���������HOUSE FURNISHINCS DRESS a k )!)'���������  MAIL ORDERS EXECUTED'THE ~DA~Y~RECEHW  k^  PROJECTED BOUTEOP ThT^fTcThT^^  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SEKVM'K  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  b.O.      Chelohsin" Leaves   Vancouver  every  Thursday at H  p. m.     (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Sundays 9 a. m.  S. S. "Coquitlam" sails from Vancouver l"i1-  "l u J' ^Carryin^ Gasoline and Explosives, will '-ill  at Bella Coola by arrangement.  HBAD0roSS'P0f'Pro!ffhtfl'���������PnreA and otll(,r informiitio... m-  ugent,  1003 Govbknment St., Victoria.  M������fff'Wm^mvmrM  mm-M-^i^-K^^^yj^^ -wr^r.p,.;^-,^^^., ^  jqurvw 'Tzyir^vvmn-mn.. >y27i������-<$mfc  'Saturday, May 27, 1916  \tf ^Unnecessary Change.  9* ' ^ i*      ���������   ��������� i j i  fciV Oar provincial govern ment does  ^-Tiotiri many instances show the  ^/appreciation due to old, faithful  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  IINGJ  .*iih,nd������fficient servants, Bella Coola  asf!dust now a case in proof of  ������ithisfstatement.  We had up till this season a  re.*^warden  who  had  held the  the inauguration  '0'tshe  present  system   of fire  Iction and seemed  to give  the gov-  thought  Je^pedient to have him superceded by an  untried, inexperi-  iCed man-  ~'Jiat such is not according to  '-fenfire satisfaction.   But  J&"$emment in its wisdom  business principles is unnecessary to state and yet our government prides itself upon its business ability and methods. We  quote the following from an authority oh the subject:  " 'Because of lack of field supervision, more money,is wasted in  fire protection today than is used  economically. Fire wardens are  nearly all temporary men, and  if one does not try to keep the  good men from year to year, one  cannot get the results desired.  In the first fire protection services of Canada, far more wardens were wasting money than  were making good use of it.  Unless we have good permanet  supervision of fire protection and  have the same men as permanent  rangers year after year we will  not get the good results because  we have large areas to protect  with very small sums of money.  ���������McMillan."  otlii  A feu) lines we specially  recommend  Duerrs���������  Jams and Jellies  Huntley & Palmers  ���������Biscuits  Griffen & Skelleys  famous gold and    -  silverbar���������  Canned and dried  fruits  ������ LEESON, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  ^Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B. G.  "POLARINE"  The  Best Known  and  Popular Lubricant for  Motor Boats  lis use assures freedom from Carbon deposit  on valves, spark plugs, or In cylinders  IMPERIAL OIL GO. LTD., VANCOUVER, B.C.  98^<^^J������i  4  ^r  ffwura'  i g_>~<JI C^'<JWJ?''<J4J������"<^C>''<J><L>"<-M������>'-������Cja  3&  &,<  '?������  *&7^.  pi M <  m  ���������"SS  I' ��������������������������������� *  \+A  The Future of the Nation.  "With commendable promptness after the prohibition of the  use of Vodka in Russia came the  virtual prohibition of the use of  absinthe in France. The free  social use of alcohol beverages  connotes much besides the drunkenness; over devotion to sports,  to gambling, to frivolous social  functions and much else that h  worse than any of these things.  Economically Russia will come  out of the war practically unscathed and Germany's recovery  from her losses may be alarmingly rapid if her people continue  voluntarily the selfdenial now  imposed on them by duress. How  shall it be with the whole British  Empire made up of far flunt  fragments scattered over every  part of the ocean ?  "The answer to this question  must be as  widespread as  the  Empire.    The United  Kingdom  of Great Britain and Ireland will  have to become sober; so will the  oversea Dominions; so will all the'  Crown  Colonies;  so will all the  naval   stations,   trading   posts,  police headquarters; all the places  even  the  minutest over whicl  the British Monarch reigns anc  the   British   Government   rules  and the British Flag waves.  Th<  penalty for continued self indulgence will be the impediment ol  British civilization, the forfeiture  of British economic -pre-eminence  and the irreparableloss of British,  moral and political influence or  the  direction  and   rapidity oj  human civilization.     As unpre  cedented as this war will be it:  unparalleled   results.       A  nev  world in the most significant anc  sobering sense of that term wil.  emerge with the  coming peac<  and that is near"enough to serve  as a motive for honest self examination and resolute action."  ���������Toronto Globe.  Britain Must Go Dry.  In these times when the economical aspects assume so very  large proportions it is interesting  to note what one of the leading  journals in the United States  (The Independent, New York,)  asserts would be the benefits accruing to Britain if she would  go "dry."  "Their (the British) drink bill  for last year was $909,790,000,  and probably they are now spending a billion dollars a year on  something which many people in  the United States and England  manage to get along without.  The war has cost Great Britain  about $7,500,000,000. If we subtract from this the'loans toother  countries, which will presumably  be repaid, and the money spent  on feeding the soldiers, who  would have to be fed and clothed  anyhow, though not so well as  in times of peace, we should have  left, using the estimate of Sir  Geoi;ge:1t*aish, a net loss to the  country "of" about $2,500,000,000.  If then, Great Britain should go  dry, as Russia has, its total war  losses could be paid up within  the next three years, not allowing anything for the gain in industrial efficiency and the saving  from the crime and impaired  health which incidentally results  from the consumption of a billion  dollars' worth of liquor a year.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAJ. MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  *-' Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the Yukon Territory, the North-west Tekki-  toriks and in a portion of the Province of  British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Anent or Sub-AKent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are .situated.  In surveyed territory the land must, be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be 3taked out by the applicant  himself. '  Erich application must be accompanied by a  fee of $.5 which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royally shall be paid on the merchantable output of ihe mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Agent 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.  X The lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the leasee 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,  YV. W. CORY.  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B. -Unauthorized publication .of this,advertisement will not be paid for.���������'iCIJiUj.  BUSINESS CARDS  hoc  o  Fur Sales Agency  600 Idlers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years.  Our sealed bid plan wherebj' 15 or 20  >f the biggest fur buyers in the world  iid on your fur instead of oneindividu-  j! house assures the highest market  iriee 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, E. C.  JO  HOE  Dealers and Trappers  O5'  1 he Mason & riischriano  of to-day will ma\e plain our  privilege to state with authority:  "NO  FINER   PIANO   SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  Let us attend  your Victor Record  mail orders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  i  \A7nAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \X7HAT person so independent?  \A/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  cor.di-  ���������*-   tion of affairs   are   obvious to  anyone  who knows the Bella Coola Valley.  The land is fertile and needs little or no  irrigation. The climate is mild and enjoyable ; long warm summers with sufficient  rainfall and mild winters make for excellent crops.  Large and small fruits, garden and. field  crops are grown to the best advantage.  This fact was established at the Prince  Rupert exhibition last year when farm produce from Bella Coola Valley carried away  over twenty first prizes.  T>ELLA COOLA and the surrounding  country possesses wonderful wealth  in timber, as yet almost entirely undeveloped, and perhaps at no other point  on the Northern Coast is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.  f      i  I                             1  MNE MONTHS MORE.  An American who has resided  in Germany nearly all his life  and just returned states that the  enlightened people there believe  that it can not hold out more  than nine months longer. It is  this man's opinion that in six  months Germany will face an internal revolution. The common  people and the soldiers are sick  and tired of the short rations.  The cry for peace is widespread.  Get"MoreMoney" for your Foxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, Beaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collected in yonr������ection  SHIP YOUR F1IKS DIRECT lo "SIIUliERT" the Urges!  bouse in the World dealing exclusively in NORTH AMERICAN SAW FURS  a reliable���������responsible���������-safe Fur House with an unblemished reputation existing for "more than a third of a century." a lonir successful record of sending Fur Shippers prompt. SATISFACTORY  AND PROFITABLE returns. Write for"trtw dtmbtrt *%bipptr."  the only reliable, accurate market report and price list published.  Write for it-NOW���������ifm FREE  AR   QWI TRFRT   Ino   25-27 WEST AUSTIN A VE.   I  . rS. oriUDli.K.1, inc. D<,pt.c s7 Chicago. u.s.a. j  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA COOLA  COURIER.  Subscriptions  Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One Year $1.00  Six Months  0.73  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATICS.  One Year  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year. $1.00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find subscription  for Bella Coola Courier for   Name   P. 0   Tear out and mail today, ���������with amount of subscription encloted ikials  f**mimmr***a*a***  ������������������fiELtA COOLA COURIEk  HOE  D  gg^y*^ynr*rwi '^������������������'^jt'jigftjf11^;^^  ggsareasas^^  *&HWj*m**m*itmxi-&iita*ijlrm<>a  mhschbe  e  miner'  ONE DOLLAR  FOR ONE YEAR  1 he Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coa& between Vancouver and  Prince Rupert.  A distance of six hundred miles  FOR SERVIC  CALL  AT HOIWE  Produce More and Save More  The Empire needs food.     If j'ou are not in the fight-'  ing line you may be in the producing line.    Labour  K*������f������^    n       c    j r 1S !lmited���������aJl 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   h  cannoT ^^ Ev? ^^ You are sponsible for you- ���������,wort If you  spirk Put Ter������nT*h " ?������? W?uld Jike' Prod^ all you can. Wo7k Tth' the right  ���������,, ? fi|htmS ener2y mto your effort and produce now when it counts The more  you produce the more you can save.    Producing and saving are war-servTce       ;  Make Your labour Efficient  In war-time do not waste time and energy on unimportant  and unprofitable   worje.    Economize labour.  possible, help in producing somethingLedeS^ow^Let T. ?" "?", ^ ^'^ if  Do Not Waste Materials  // will be to-your interest to keep well, informed regarding the  happenings throughout  the Northern section oj  this Province���������  THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  There should be no waste in war-time.    Canada could  Ray the annual interest on her war expenditure out  our homes.  production.  to-day because of thrift in time of peace,    mer  only    doing " but are learning to " do without."  Spend Your Money Wisely  Practise economy in the home by eliminating luxur-  le?\u W*stlng ou^ dollars here weakens our strength  /\  /  ADVERTISERS-  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 advertising brings.  THE   GOVERNMENT   OF   CANADA  THE   DEPARTMENT  OF  AGRICULTURE   ' THE  DEPARTMENT OF  FINANCE  ������s to Plow Under  .Where it is intended to employ  green crops as a cheap substitute  for farm-yard manure, such legumes as clover, . peas, vetches,  etc., are the most desirable..  While they enrich the surface  soil by-drawing up mineral food  from the subsoil, they also pos-  PJEA.L 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."  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.   We will do it right.  sess the power of taking up the  free  nitrogen  from the air in  large quantities, a fair crop of  clover   gathers   in   its   stalks,  leaves and roots, in each acre,  one. hundred   and thirty.,eight  pounds   of   nitrogen,   forty-six  pounds  of'phosphoric acid, and  one hundred and fifteen pounds  of potash. ���������   Of course  by this  method we lose a crop, but the  land is cleaned and in good heart  and tilth for succeeding crops.  .  I have in mind a very successful farmer who works two farms  lying about a mile apart.   The  outlying one being too far distant to  haul  manure to it,  the  fertility is kept up by ploughing  down green crops.   For example,  ���������a ten-acre field was sown at the  rate of two bushels to the acre  with peas,   which  on  reaching  full growth were ploughed down. -  The land was rolled, cultivated  and harrowed thoroughly, after  which it   was sown  to  wheat.  The following season he threshed  four hundred and twenty bushels  of marketable grain that tested  sixty-three pounds to the bushel.  The green ci-op to be plowed  under, in order to obtain the best  results, should be left standing  until matured.    At that stage of  its growth it contains the maximum amount of fertility and will  tnot sour the soil, as it is apt to  do if plowed under at an earlier  stage.    *  In the use of barnyard manui-e  the best results are obtained by  spreading it lightly rather than  in larger quantities on the fields.  It should be spread evenly and  in as fresh a state as possible.  JgUILD 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.  The Courier  $1 k Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Plumbing  We buy from the Factory and  sell to YOU direct.    Largest  ���������Plumbing Showroom West of  Toronto. Let us quote you.  KYDD BROS., LIMITED  Vancouver, B. C.  Every FarmersMnstitute costs  the government nearly $80.  aw^^  Ogilvie's  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 1891  ������>i  rynildsen  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Notions  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  HEAVY AND SHEbF HARDWARE  CAMP. HEATING AND COOK STOVES  Large and well assorted stock  ������J Men's, Boys' and Children's  Clothing, Shirts and Underwear  We carry the largest and most  up-to-date stock of Men's  Women's and Children's Shoes  in all styles at the lowest possible price. Men's Furnishings  to suit individual tastes    ������    ������  Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles  Settlers, Prospectors, Hunters, trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers wi\l  find it to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing but the mosl suitable articles are kept at prices thai  incite competition.  r*  HE two principal reasons  _  why   you   should   buy  fchamrock" Hams, Bacon,1  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  Provisioned  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  Royal Household Flour I    '*** " ������ils ' Varnishes ' Stains  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now  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.    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