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 *3tfp-:-'<  1  a  .',.!>  'I  VOL 1���������NO. I  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14,  1912.  $1.00 a Year  Premier Borden's  Statement  Concerning His Mission  To Great Britain  Premier Borden on leaving England  bound for home handed the  "Canadian Associated Press" the  following official statement  4 'During our present visit which  is now drawing to a conclusion,  matters of considerable moment  have been under consideration  and the opportunities afforded  the Canadian ministers of being  present at meetings of the Imperial defence committee have been  fruitful in valuable information  upon matters considered and de-  termined by that committee. His  majesty's ministers have received  us most cordially and we have  had the advantage of discussing  ' with mutual frankness questions  of the greatest importance, not  only to Canada, but to the whole  empire.  "Among the most important  objects of our visit was the desire  to'obtain-informartion respecting  conditions of naval defence affecting the empire. The stress of  the present session of parliament  now adjourned and other unavoidable causes prevented us  receiving full information in its  final form but we expect it will  reach us very shortly after our  return to Canada and with no  unnecessary delay, it will then  be considered by the Canadian  cabinet.  Unfounded Rumors  ''Several unfounded and inaccurate rumors in regard to incidents which have been the  outcome of our present visit have  gained currency in the British  and Canadian press. It would be  impossible to enumerate all of  them. Allusion, however, may  be made to one. Sir Wilfrid  Laurier has not declined to meet  myself in conference with certain  British ministers for the very  good reason that he has not been  asked to do so and for the further  reason that no visits of British  ministers to Canada have yet  been arranged.  "Beyond doubt there is in these  islands the earnest and confident  spirit of hope and anticipation  that in the momentous years  which are already upon us-the  complex and difficult problems  that confront this vast empire  will be solved wisely, worthily,  and in accordance with the loftiest traditions of our history."  Refusal Expected  Of Formal Demand  For Hague Ruling  Acting Secretary of State at Washington Has No Comment to Make  Regarding the Proposal.  FLA T DECLINA TION MA Y  BE THE RESULT  JOSEPH MARTIN ON  THE WAR SCARE  Attitude of Government at Washington Gives Impetus to Belief of  ' This Kind.  The Daily Mail commenting on  Premier Borden's departure, says  that whatever may be the decision  of the Dominion cabinet we shall  always remember that Premier  Borden and his colleagues have  approached the vital problems of  ''The following dispatch dated  at Washington September 2, appeared in "The Sun"���������When  asked tonight whether Great  Britain would make formal demand'on the United States for  arbitration of the dispute over  the Panama canal tolls, Huntington Wilson, the acting secretary  of state, said he had no comment  to make. ,  That such a demand would formally be made had been expected  in the state department ever  since the second note from the  British Government on. the subject. From the attitude of the  government thus far, with relation to the dispute, the opinion  here is general that the United  States will not yield to the demand for arbitration for its rights  to relieve coastwise shipping from  tolls in the Panama canal without  a prolonged diplomatic struggle.  In some quarters the opinion  is maintained that the demand  will be flatly declined.  Basis of Refusal  It is expected that the basis  for the state department's primary declination to accede to this  request will be the fact that as  the American coastwise trade has  for many years been barred by  domestic laws to foreign shipping  it cannot be maintained that  British shipping is to be discriminated against by the proposed  canal regulations which at this  stage do not apply to foreign  commerce.  Formerly British Columbia's Weli-Known Premier  Now on a Visit to This Province  He is a Member of the British Parliament, and .as Such, .Understands the  Foreign Relations of the British Empire  In relation to the almost "'general talk of- impending war between Great Britain and. Germany, he stated in his usual emphatic  way, it to be "inflated unreal statements that have no founda-  tion except in the. imagination of a lot of jingo jackasses."  The talk is fostered by the makers of armour and guns to  further their own interests. The British and German working men  are opposed to war, and there is really no possibility of any conflict.  It is the rank and file of the people who havj to bear the brunt of  war, and as the time advances there is a new democracy rising  whose influence is making itself felt more and more. This, rising  democracy is manifesting itself in the rapid increase of the number  of socialists. This party has been held up to ridicule and as something decidedly disadvantageous to the welfare of the state, but  nevertheless this element must in the future be recognized and  dealt with and heeded. As wars are very often the result of a public demand, and as this rising democracy is opposed to, war from  principle it is not very likely that either England or Germany will  work up a public sentiment that will force these countries to war.  He added "there is more war talk in British Columbia than there  is in London. The rank and file of Britishers treat the talk as a  joke and so does the rank and file of the Germans as far as I know.','  What Happened  At Hope  . *f,   *Ui* * i ������������������ d.  3&r-  Think That Dominion  Parliament Will Be  Delayed Till Next Year  Great Britain  Arbiter of ih  Anticipated Naval Strength of European Powers in 1920 Shows Britain  With a Preponderating Advantage.  Boss of Hope Bunch Trie  Speculation   as   to   whether  | pari Lament will open in Novem-  tO Run MatterS HiS Own   jberbr January is on the increase1  I in the capital, and while members  jof the government themselves  I state that the matter will not be  j settled until there is a full meet-  | ing of the cabinet, there would  'appear to be a growing belief  ] that the government may not be  ', able to get- its sessional program  I in readiness for November.  Way and is Superseded  NEW SOCIETY FORMED  Complete Turn-over in the Affairs of  the District Has Been Effected  ITALIAN  VIEW OF  BALANCE OF POWER  In the course of an article published in the Giornale D'Italia on  the subject of the fresh"^aval-  construction necessary for Italy,  Vice-Admiral Viotto deals with  the anticipated strength of the  European powers in 1920.  After giving in detail the number of battleships, etc., which  should then be in the possession  of each power, he proceeds to  take the German fleet as the unit  of strength and to work out the  relative value of the other fleets  in proportion to it. These values  are as follows: Britain, 1.60;  France, .60; Russia, .46; Italy, .40;  Austria, 20.  He then goes on to point out  that "in a naval conflict between  Great Britain and the Triple Alliance, the fleets would be equal in  size,: with a slight preponderance  on the side of Great Britain^ due  Government Lots  Bring Huge Prices  at Prince Rupert  The total amount realized at  ��������� the recent sale of Government  1 lots at-,������Prin ce Rupert, was  I $1,191,860) for,two hundred and  j eighty-two lots. ;  i The highest price paid was  j $58000 for. a corner lot on Second  ' Ave. and .Seventh st.; the, cheapest bringing $505.        . ; ,    . ";,  During'the first 45 minutes of  the sale, $500,000 sales were recorded, the lots in the business  section selling at prices averaging  $20,000 each.   "���������'" ���������;,.'������������������  to the consideration that a hemo-  geneous fleet is superior ta~one  belonging to different nations  united together, The.fleetof the  entente (Great Britain and  Fran ce) would be sixty per cent,  superior to that of the Triple Alliance and this would be sufficient  to ensure victory for the entente.' '���������  "France and Russia" he continues later,.'' would hold Germany in check, having a slight  preponderance of power but they  could not face Great Britain,  which, thanks to her superioity  at sea against any possible coalition, and to her policy of, peace  is and will be the arbiter of the  situation."  ACCIDENT AT NO. 2 CAMP  Imperial defence with courage  and determination. No craven  fear of responsibility has clouded  their vision and foredoomed failure, as on other occasions, in  efforts to unite the scattered  forces of the Empire. We leave  the decision with complete confidence to the people of the Dominion. No one will dispute but  that Sir Wilfrid Lauder's arbitration is better than war, but,  as President Taft could tell him,  arbitration connot yet be applied  to vital issue affecting nations.  Some nations never do think till  too late, but Canadians have  thought and know that the most  potent factor for peace is the  British navy.  British M. P.s' Visit  to Canada  .WILL SPEND VACATION TOURING  DOMINION  This week has seen a complete j  turn-over in the political affairs!  of Hope and district. Three months j  ago the local road foreman, by;  raking the country side for in-j  dividuals willing to vote as they !  were told, was able to overturn ! :��������� ���������  the old committees on both the I    We are glad to note that the  Hope Citizens' Association,  and; fashion of visiting Canada in the  '������������������ recess is already setting in, and  that the following members of  Imperial House of Commons have  decided to visit Canada and get  first-hand information regarding  this great Dominion and its  people.    The visitors are :  j Mr.-Walter Long, U.; Major  Morrison-Bell,   U. ;    Mr.   D.  1 Maom aster, U. ; Mr. E. Craig,  (J.: Sir John Roberts, L.; Mr'  he placed the local editor in supreme command.  Complete   Change  Once installed in office, however, the same high-handed  methods proved his undoing, as  he refused to consult the committee he had voted in, and after  repeated insults of this kind they  rebelled.    The result, has been a'j_ w% \vu_son. L.; Mr. A. Rown-  complete change in  the officials  of both organizations.  The road foreman and his faithful colleague have been voted  out of the Hope Citizens' Associ-  tree, L. : Mr. J. A. Baker, L. ;  Mr. I. Hamilton B������nn, U.; Sir  G. C.-M:\uks, U. ; Lieux.-Col.  Cuius, U. ; Mr. Rupert Guinness, U..; Mr. J. W. Hills, U. ;  L O R D   W 1 N T E R T ON,    U. ;   SlR  Charles  Hunter,  U. ;   Mr.  ation and the Hope Conservative |.]AMER Greenwood. L.: Mr. L.  , Fred Bartlett, who is employed  by the Ocean Falls Co., at their  No. 2 Camp, South Ben tick Arm,  was brought into Bella Coola on  the Company's power boat 'Pulp'  having met with a rather serious  accident ;by cutting his foot with  an axe. Mr. Bartlett was conveyed " to the Grand View Hotel  and medically attended to.  WORTiTINGTON   EVANS,   U. ;   MR.  ,'i. Morton Griffiths, U. ; Sir  ,N. W.  Helme. L. ;   Mr.  C.  T.  placed in the hands of well-known ! ]\f ILLS> ij, . lord Charles Ber-  Association, along with their committeemen and affairs have been  business men.  ESFORD, U.  The first meeting of the Lys-  dahl Sewing Circle since their  very successful bazaar, was held  at the house of Mrs P. K. Peder-  son on Thursday 5th inst.  The Treasurer's report shewed  that the open-air bazaar had  turned out a great success financially, the net profits after defraying all expenses amounted to  $131.15.  The ladies of the Circle wish to  extend their sincere thanks to all  non-members who assisted so  generously in supplying the refreshment booth,, also to the  public for the liberal way in  which they unburdened themselves of cash on that occasion.  It was. decided at the meeting  on the 5th inst., to lend to the  Lower Bella Coola School Board,  the sum of $130 until September  30th, 1913.  Owing to the small attendance  the election of officers for the  coming year was postponed till  next meeting which will take  place at the home of Mrs H.  Whitcombe on Thursday 19 th  inst. All members are earnestly  requested to attend so that all  business for the year may be  completed.  Mr. Ashdown Green and party  left on the last mail steamer after  doing considerable surveying of  Indian lands. The venerable  chief of this party is one of the  oldest surveyors in the Province,  his experience extending over 50  years, in fact we believe he-was  the first surveyor to go through  the Yellowhead Pass.  Mr. Green expressed great  wonder, at the rapid growth of  this Northern country, Bella  Coola particularly, and spoke  very optimistically regarding its  future.  Mr. P. J. Ken yon, Wm. McNair  and Frank Hicklenton have arrived in town after a lengthy prospecting trip through the interior.  They report having staked  twenty claims of red hematite  iron, which they confidently believe will be one of the biggest  things yet discovered in the Province. They state they have two  distinct leads, each of 100 feet in  width and each of which can be  traced for two miles. These  claims are situated in the vicinity  of Tatlayco lake, can easily be  tapped by any railroad having  Bella Coola or ��������� Bute Inlet as its  objective point, and in view of  the increasing demand for hematite iron these gentlemen have  certainly good reasons to congratulate themselves on their  latest discovery. Samples of the  ore will be on exhibition at the  Miners' club, Vancouver.  Mr. Frank Kinckleton is the  owner of very valuable claims of  red specular hematite in the same  vicinity and is looking for great  developments during next year. w
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Saturday, September 14,   19)2
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Above all, it must not be forgotten that Bella Coola has,
what has been pronounced to be,
the best pass and lightest grade
into the interior, of any place between Vancouver and Prince
*&aUtajMjmliktprana rst lex."
This may sound rather, bombastic, and some readers who do
not know, might feel inclined to
resort to the proverial, grain of
salt, butzlet them come and see
for themselves; we,-, on our part,
will guarantee not' to alter the
grade obtainable,'or in any way
tamper with the mountains and
valleys. " <?
/'SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, 1912.
* 1he   Lourier
�� w4j
��Xw V * *       i
^introducing ^the ' 'Courier'.'
if 7^-to the..public, we feel that we
;,>re>meeting a lo��ig., felt "requirements in7as-much' as   first-hand
W'dvy   c" /and-*!,authentic��� information,, re-
garding- the   resources and de-
���velppment 'of* Bellas Coola Valley,'
'^ii^y' Sits^vast,,rich, hinterland, has up
KVrVv ^''"tAtnis time^beeri 'somewhat hard
'$��*.'?' .r tovbhtain.--' The-! cause "'oft. this,-
MC'f't "{r, has'been mainly diierto the rather
&f Wi^^.f infrequent - ,<steam-boat * 'service,
Sl'tiJ'.'''c ^w.hich weihave, been allowed ,up
^'������'a v-" l ��� ��to .this time, and the lack of tele-
4 lr^ ^r. vgrapnic;communication; but with
X���r^' '^ the>\completion: .of, ,the^ telegraph
���4?'.,V'itlme.^(no.wv,under��� construction
;'*from-rthis' pbihtvto the' 150-mile-
' house, Cariboo road, where it will
\c6nnect*lwith , the" Yukon wire
from Ashcroft), t which- is  ex-
. pected in (the course of a i:ew
; weeks,[and.the assurance of an
1 efficient steam-bqat^service in the
<very near future, the "Courier"
' will be able to bring to the notice
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c of ".the. thousands' who are inter-
es'ted in the growth and develop-
,ment of this important part of
,'fthe province, facts.of which they
' are :today, perhaps, only slightly
' conversant.       rr- "
But we advise them to get a
hustle on, if they wish to see
nature undisturbed, astthat good
friend of Bella Coola, Mr. ,W.
Denham Verschoyle, is oh the
warpath, good and strong, (he
is some nature-disturber believe
me).    *        r '
As the- surveys which' have
been, in progress for the last 12
months - are' rapidly, neaigng completion, .we may be prepared for
factual construction to be announ-
ced on the Pacific and Hudson
Bay,, Railway,,. which, .line, will
bring the golden grain^of that
immense Peace" River country to
Bella Coola *for shipment over
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, More, regarding the enterpris-
ing Mr. Yerschoyle and-railroad,
will appear in our columns from
time to time, and, we trust;1 the
time is'not far distant when the
,-> ' o0?^" "��� ,-"    - ������   ���       >^- .<
Courier, will'convey the^tidings,
". -'    [!-.'>- ��l'��I:?%l '*,\   , ,r---^'V *��� i: ^
far and lwide,^that' the-firsfsjpike
has-beem driven'on -theJihevof
Bella Coola's Railroad.
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Let Us Be Generous
Everybody with property interests in the place should become
a shareholder in this paper, which
wili be devoted to the interests of
BellaGoola. It will advertise its
resources, its advantages, its
grandeur to the outside world, to
a world Hungry for. good'investments, to a world which in these
latter days has shown its ability
to make'the wilderness bloom as
the rose.
But it will do little good to advertise the good things we have
if ��we are not /willing to share
them with those who come to see..
We need not, and of course will
not, give anything away; it is not
necessary. But, we should dispose of someof our surplus holdings to others at reasonable prices.
A man holding 160 acres of land
and even' less than half of , that
should sell all but 10 or 20 acres,
holding only what he can make
use of to advantage. This policy
of. selling" surplus land is not altogether generosity pure and simple;
it is wisdom'of the'kind quoted
above fromthe man acknowledged
to be pre-eminently -the "wisest
man of history.
-*If so disposed of it will enhance
the value of, the remaining prop-
erty, and the influx of people will
bring better transportation, better
prices, greater conveniences, arid
the things that make life ,worth
diving mQre "accessible, such ras
churches,, libraries, schools,^ etc.
So friends'ofvBella, Cobla'.let us
do business ,\reach'down iiLyour
pockets to advertise our beautiful
valley, and sell land to the many
who wih\seek to make homes in
Bella Coola:    >",'���*'
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.'" ; ,Having ever in mind our motto,
'"The welfare of Jthepublic is the
/first law"' (salus populi suprema
"est lex), _it will ever be the aim
arid ambition of the "Courier" to
work for the upbuilding and development of Bella Coola particularly, and the welfare of
Northern British Columbia generally, and it is with these sentiments that the management
su&mit this first issue to a generous public.
Today, school children are being
taught that which many of their
elders'have forgotten or even,
perhaps, never known; that it
was at Bella Coola, Sir Alexander
Mackenzie first saw tide water,
after his long and momentous
trip from ocean to ocean. This
fact alone, gives this town an
important place in the annals of \ its nath
A people who are layingjfounda-
tion for future developments and
possibly for future greatness heed
be of a broad minded generous
disposition. Such people need to
bear in mind-that "there is that
scattereth-yet -increaseth; and
there is that withholdeth "more
than is cmeet, but it tendeth to
poverty." ' \
It seems that Bella Copla is now
at the dawn of the long4ioped-for
developments and one of the signs
is the increase ih price of real estate. This is a fairly trustworthy
thermometer, and the people are
certainly influenced by it. But
this fact must not be forgotten,
that if developments are to be
made, it will mean an influx of
pecple who want to make this
place their home, and they will
need room. They must have land
and they must have it at a price
they can afford to pay.
We should have'felt proud to
announce to an eagerly expectant
world our naval policy; fully believing that' Mr. Borden would
have' availed himself of our wisdom and adopted our plan, and
thus saved .himself many sleepless nights; but there is^discord
in ttie-directorate of this paper,
some favor Laurier's^p'lan, and
some the conservative, no matter
what that will be, and, the Editor
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would have to fight them all to
promulgate his-superior policy.
We feel confident however, that
we shall be able to illumine this
subject .later tort after our circulation has become nation wide.
It is interesting to learn from
a news item appearing on .-.the
front page, that "no fewer than
twenty-one members of the Imperial House of Commons, have
already expressed their intention
of, visiting Canada this year.
Nothing, could render greater
service to the^Empire, than the
dedication of these" annual'vacations to the task of gaining, some
first-hand knowledge' of the
people'of the Dominion, and the
problems, which ha,ve to be faced
in Britain over-sea.
From every point, of' view,
Canada offers immense attrac-
The climber or lover ,of fine
scenery will find' it in the Rocky
Mountains, which can justly vie
-with those of Switzerland, and
which-are not, like the. Matter-
horn, covered with' sardine cans
and chocolate paper up to an altitude 12000 feet.' ,. '���"
" Fishermen and-sportsmen will
b�� hard to please, if they return
without an enthusiasm for Canadian open-air life.
Those who seek to.elude the
convention of civilization, will be
able to find-incomparable camp,-
ing grounds in either the east or
the "west. '' The climate ��� at this
season, of the year is delightful,
and the visitor, with a little fore-
thought, can obtain any, tempera-
ture than'he desires."     -      "'���'.'
;He who would '��� travel to. see
men rather than' scenery," will
find at every turn objects of interest in the thriving new cities,
which are growing up in every
*.   '���    yiSIT -CANADA..
hope and exultation "by the energy and activity with which a
young nation ;is- 'developing ' its
vast resources.       ' * g
There is scarcely a , burning
question in Great Britain upon
which Canadian' experience does
not- throw a fresh light. The
true basis of Home Rule can be
best studied in this Dominion,
which has known how to recon-
cile provincial automony with the
indisputable supremacy of the
central legislature.      ���      , .
Railway nationalization assumes a new-and dubious aspect,
in view of the prodiguous'services
which the Canadian railway companies   are, rendering   to , this
i t
country.  ,-
No Government department,
for example, could approach the
Canadian. Pacific, in boldness and
initiative, or could work with
such energy "to build up traffic
and attract settles.
Shipping and the Panama
{  s'
English shipping" firms are already giving orders for vessels
for service on the Panama canal
route, and are likely to be ready
to take advantage of it as soon as
it is open for commerce. Aside
from the coasting trade of the
United States, in which foreign
tn'ips may nqt share, it may be
that British lines will benefit most
from the waterway. The canal ,
will reduce by one-half the sailing distance from British ports to
those on the western coast of
America from Chili to Alaska,
and may even be used by vessels
to and from New Zealand and
Australia. In one-way, therefore, the Panama canal may prove
again that all trade roads lead
to London.
As the dayfis probably drawing
near when Adam Smith's forecast will be fulfilled, and the
center'of gravity in the British
Empire be transferred across the
Atlantic, it is a matter of extreme" urgency that the British
Parliament should establish; the
closest, relations with this
daughter state, 'and come to un-
derstand the Canadian point of
viewl   ..'-.,.
The'-British members" ���who are
visiting ' Canada' this year," ih
making a- beginning in that direction, are rendering valuable
service to both countries and
direction, and in the rush of! we ��� look to the day when not
pioneers and settlers to'the land twenty,   but  two   hundred, Old
Anyone feeling slighted because
of ou$ failure to mention him or
heir in this' widely circulated
journal,, will please call at the
,office and leave one dollar-wjth
some responsible person; and,we
will guarantee the name to "appear
on one copy of the next issue.
'Our larder being in need of replenishing, it is our. intention to
call at the Aytoun Farm 'next
week and give that place a write
up. We would invite any one
visiting Bella Coola who could
form some adequate conception
of the fertility of "the soil,' and
suitableness of the climate,, to
visit this farm, and we believe ho
such person could leave our settler
ment "without investing his surplus cash in Bella Coola land.
of promise
West.     He
in' that
will' be
last   Great
Country M. P.s', will  follow in
filled with, their train.
As we are not altogether vegetarian, we .shall probably- feel
moved to call on Mr. Saint, the
able and successful manager of
the Bella ' Coola Cannery, !and
learn how many cases of salmon
over and above the anticipated
20,000, he has put up this season.
It takes people to make cities;
and we expect to have a city here
before long. The great majority
of the people who hold land have
been here a long time, and they
naturally feel elated that their
long winter of pioneer life in an
out of the way place is going to
give way to the glorious summer
of growth and all that follows in
We must apologize^to bur
readers that our telegraphic despatches are delayed at times in
transit on account of the mail not
always arriving promptly on time,
and when it does arrive the despatches have been so long exposed to the vicissitudes of the
coastwise voyage that they are
rather stale when they reach our
The Provincial Government, recognizing the importance of Bella
Coola, is expending $18000 on the
Wagon road, through, the settlement this year. A bridge across
the river at a point 25 miles from
tide-water has been built this
summer, proving a great convenience to the travelling public,
who, up to this time, have had to
cross by ferry and pay toll.
From a scenic point of view,
Bella Coola is unsurpassed. Its
sp 1 e n d i d harbor, magnificent
snow-clad peaks and numerous
streams, are indeed things of
beauty, and a joy forever.
But although they are all willing
to share the benefits of advancement, they are not all willing to
make sacrifices, or; even to help
matters along in an ordinary business manner. It ,does not help
much to talk and at the same time
hang back and refuse to contribute to legitimate enterprise.
But we shall not always be dependent on a combination freight
and passenger steamer for our
telegraph service. The Dominion
Government is now actively engaged in erecting, a line from
Bella Coola to some point on the
Yukon telegraph line. Construction started at Bella Coola and is
now more than one hundred miles
on the way to the connecting
This line, when completed, will
bring Bella Coola into direct communication with the outside
world, and besides being of great
benefit to the local business men,
will enable the outside public to
keep in touch with the rapid
developments now taking place.
If there is any young enter-
prizing doctor, who wants to grow
up with the country, we invite
him to come to Bella Coola. We
have a very healthy climate, but
in spite of that, some people
manage to get sick, although
they "certainly can not blame the
/.Speaking about climate, don
mention it at Prince Rupert, our
enterprising  competitor at t.h e j
north, nor whisper it in Vancou- i
yer, because. it will make them j
green with envy.    They are j
green now,.but it is thought the
heavy rainfall has caused moss to
grow, hence the color.
Hon. R. L. Borden, in stating
that English immigrants are welcome in Canada, and that no prejudice whatsoever exists against
them, was stating the case as the
people of this country would have
him state it, except that it would
have been better had he made it
clear to the people of the Old
Country  that what   we, chiefly
want in the way of immigrants
from   Great  Britain,   as  indeed
from every other country which
is, sending out desirable settlers,
are farmers, those who will locate
on the land and cultivate it.    It
is not mechanics and those who
may find their way into the cities
������:\ to .overcrowd: them arid;congest
jthc labor market that are desirable.    At the present moment
I the  need  in   every  province of
j the Dominion���in the older prov-
! inces as in the new���is for agri-
jcuiturists.    In the centres of
j population in Canada the question
of employment has already become a more or less serious one.
ttt 11 i. i. ,       We do not need to go verv far
We would suggest to our enter- >v   y^y
prising Secretary of the Farmer's for proof of that The fact that
Institute that the forth-coming ithe Mayorof Vancouver is pub-
exhibit of what Bella Coola cani^ly announcing that what muni-
produce from her rich soil, should !cipal work there is during the
be held not later than September, j winter in that city, will be re-
Our most successful farmer, Mr.  served   ^ ' their - own. people,
Grant of Aytoun farm, is also of makes lt PerfcctJy manifest *M
.i ���       .  ��� -i '     ������.   ,.       .,.   , :an���'.influx is expected  after the
this opinion, and we believe thati
he should be regarded -as. an|5ummer season is ovei% of those
authority on all matters pertain- \ who will ask for work and probing to agriculture. j ably will hot be able to obtain it.
The conditions which are thus
anticipated, and for which provision is sought to _ be made to'
some degree at least in that city,
are undoubtedly intensified during
the winter in the large Eastern
If the immigration  which
receive, is largely restricted to
those in search of land, of those
who. intend to cultivate the soil,
those undesirable conditions will
not occur, or at least be intensified.    Mr. Borden ought to have
taken occasion  to tell the   Old
Country people that there-were,
immense opportunities here. for
agriculturists, but that the opportunities   for   the   artisan   class ,
were not so great, and that for
many   of   them,   at   least,   who.
might come here, there would be
a very precarious livelihood.    It
is always, best  not, only  to  be
entirely frank,., but to be elaborately careful to represent matters exactly as they are.,
It would have been well for
him, too, to point out that we
do not wan fan y. of their criminal
classes here, none of the offscourings of their cities. What
Canada needs is industrious, self-
reliant, thrifty people, who can
readily adapt themselves to circumstances, and who, in the
great majority of cases, at least,
will become good Canadian
Vancouver Sun.
i ' T5SSB5SS5  i  l  R  ���������������%  /  Saturday, September 14,   1912  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  LOCAL  NEWS  SOCIAL AT MACKENZIE SCHOOL  Mrs  Livingstone  Delivers An Address  On the Work of the W. C. T. U.  Saturday evening was spent in  a most enjoyable manner by a  large number of residents, who  congregated at the Mackenzie  school to hear an address by Mrs  Livingstone of Vancouver, (who  is an influential and energetic  worker ,of the "Woman's Christian Terhperance Union,") and  incidentally to partake of an excellent .luncheon supplied by the  ladies of'the town.  The proceedings which took the  form of a social, opened with the  singing of the "Maple Leaf,"  after which the chairman, the  Rev. W. H. Gibson, delivered a  short address, briefly oulining the  work of the W. C. T. U.  ��������� Mr. Chris.- Carlsen,. who is well  known throughout this district as  a strong advocate on behalf of  temperance, also delivered a short  "address, expounding the principles of the Union in his usual  vigorous style.  Mrs. Livingstone on rising, met  witli a very cordial reception,  andjthe appreciation of her audience was best evidenced by the  rapt attention paid to the speaker  throughout her discourse.  Mrs Livingstone is an excellent  speaker," possessing a beautiful  flow of language; and by her  very obvious sincerity and extreme versatility, soon won a  warm.place in the hearts of her  audience.  The following ladies and gentlemen took part in what proved to  be an excellent programme : Mrs  Si Grant, the Misses Violet Goodwin,   Mildred  Gibson,   Marjorie'  i  Clayton, Gertrude Fredland and  Messrs Herbert Sutherland and  At R. Leese.  ���������  Miss Goodwin of Victoria, is  the possessor of a sweet soprano  voice, and her rendering of "The  song that reached my heart" and  "{Absent", were  received  with  %^^^^^       jifrffc-****^  r^b^M&^|^./ V& f .������#������  ^^^S^^^ms^M^^L  ZHMfC^ffiy^--^*'-  *-.  . **  ^&^y^^^^  g^gyr^^^ag^  El  r 3  * ^W^^^^^W'f^mKK^Kli  ^m^m^W^S^^.  *S?^?fvSuM������M������M  m9*  QJfawtPMffifBfficitSiaJKm^-^Ms^ .Vo^k.  - * &&S&  3s8gf|j|hi  *^352gi5���������  SyWffiftgV"',1, ^^nBa  1BL      ' BK8H  4fco*Vfl flifrirWai^jv-.-.fllVCTW*  Sp?>-  Modern Woodmen of America  THE  LARGEST   FRATERNAL BENEFIT   SOCIETY  IN  THE  WORLD.  Bella Coola Camp will meet on  Saturday evening   the  21st,  at  8 p. m.  The officers of above camp  earnestly request that all members will make a special effort to  attend this meeting as very important matters are to be considered.  Several new members will be  formally adopted.  Those intending to become  members, may obtain all information by applying to any of the  following:  W. H. Mackay, (Camp Clerk,)  Hagensborg.  F. G. Hagan, (Worthy Adviser,)  Grand View Hotel.  H. L. Harris, (Consul,)  Bella Coola.  Mrs. S. Grant's organ recital  was rendered in her usual finished  manner, and elicited unstinted  applause.  The humorus part of the program was in the capable hands  of Messrs Herbert Sutherland  (the local Irish comedian,) ,and  R. A. Leese (Bella Coola's Poet  Laureate). (i,  Mr. Leese had written two  side-splitting parody poems, expressly for the occasion, appropriately entrusting, one, written  in a strong Irish brogue, to Mr.  Sutherland, whose rendering only  added to its humor.  FANCY DRESS BALL AT  BELLA COOLA  MRS CLAYTON ENTERTAINS  LARGE PARTY.  loud and prolonged applause.  Much interest was shown in the  [edal contest between the Misses  $ibsonj Clayton, Grant and Fred-  md, our local amateur elocutionists, all of whom performed most  |reditably; the judges finally  [.warding the* silver medal to  [iss Mildred Gibson.  Mr. Leese showed genius in his  rendering, as in his writing, and  will be, no doubt, soon required  to give further evidence of his  marked ability along these lines,  for the entertainment of another  admiring and appreciative audience. ";<-���������  - A vote of thanks being passed  passed and suitably responded to,  a very pleasant evening was  brought to a close by the singing  of the National Anthem.  Mrs Livingstone, in the course  of her week's stay, was successful in enrolling as members of the  W. C. T. U.,���������... n o f e w e r than  twenty-five local ladies, which  fact says much for the temperance movement in Bella Coola.  Decidedly the social event of  the season as regards Bella Coola,  was the fancy dress ball held by  Mrs Clayton at her residence on  Thursday evening.  The following ladies and'gentle-  men attended in masquerade costumes:  Mr. and Mrs McFarlane; The  Misses Goodwin, Marjorie and  Dorothy Clayton, Sigrid and Annie Livelton, E. Thorsen, Fos-  back and Janet Gibson; Messrs  Will and Herbert Sutherland,  R. A. Teebay, Vincent and Davenport Clayton, A. R. Leese and  F. Wilson.  Others present included, Mr.  and Mrs. Thqs. Draney, Misses  Addie and Mildred Gibson and  Evelyn Hill. Messrs H. J. Anderson, Howard Brown; M. Pv  McDonald, W. I. Davis, Olaf  Fosback and H. L. Harris~(of the  Courier).  Dancing was of course the order of the evening, being carried  into the early hours.  The costumes of the ladies  were both picturesque and gor-  ><mmroaaa*i >������EBa>o^������3t><0>-gB������-o-������iBV(  To   Land   Seekers, Campers,  >SDectors������' etc.  WHY PACK YOUR OUTFITS FURTHER THAN NECESSARY?  WE CARRY COMPLETE LINES OF THE FOLLOWING AT BELLA COOLA PRICES:  GROCERIES  DRY   GOODS  HARDWARE  TENTS  CAMPERS   SUPPLIES  PACKERS   REQUISITES  HAY   AND   GRAIN  mMiJMtuvw * w i"������ri i mszwrntJEatssszi  8ws*.v*npe^^a*j*>^f������i������*;c������ti.  ESTABLISHED  !  HOE  3   H  HOE  mm  HOE  HOE  JOE  IOE  Boots ancl Shoes  ware  eneral JVI  HOE  IOE  FURS   PQUGHT   AND   SOLD  Surveyors', Loggers' ^nd Pack-train  Supplies a Speciality  !  %  ACMY SMITH,  = LTD., VANCOUVER, B. C.  IVien's Furnishings and Dry Goods  Manufacturers   of   SWrte,   Tweed   Pants,   Overalls,  Tents,  Hand  Knit Sweater  Goods  and  The Famous "Pride of the *���������������*"  O V E R A L L S   A ND  J A ���������  SOLD     BY    ALL     FIRST    GLASS     MERCHANTS  J  B. FILLIP JACOBSEN'  Agent for end Ow*er of  FARM, TIMBER LANDS AND WATER POWER  IN BELLA COOLA AND VICINITY  TEN ACRE FARMS A SPECIALITY  *5 After a residence of 30 years I have acquired  a thorough knowledge of the whole coast of  British Columbia, and can give reliable information of the different resources at almost any  point in this part of the province. All informal-  tion strictly guaranteed.  B. FILLIP JACOBSEN, Bella Cooia, B. C.  1  ���������amnwc on  geous. Special mention might  be made of Miss Marjorie Clayton as a "Cow Girl;" Miss Violet  Goodwin as "Juliet," Miss Ellen  Thorsen, whose Norwegian costume was the object of much admiration, and Mrs McFarlane,  whose "Geisha" was a splendid  representation.  HAGENSBORG  12   MILES   FROM    BELLA   COOLA   AND   ON   DIRECT   ROUTE   TO   THE   INTERIOR  L  Ote������a������o-������gHM><rar������o4araM>.������Hm-o<n8>'< >  o-������ra������<0>������EaHH>-ean������<0><������������<>*������M������<0  Among the gentlemen should  be mentioned, Mr. Vincent Clayton, "Roman Charioteer"; Mr. A.  R. Leese, "Baby Darling," (aged  6 years); Mr. Herbert Sutherland,  (door-mat, beg pardon), "Matador " ; . Mr. Davenport Clayton, { er{���������f  "Clown".  Several musical items were introduced during the evening, Mr.  R. A. Teebay's rendering of "In  Cellars Cool", warranting an encore, when that pleasing vocalist  further delighted his audience by  offering that well known classic  "Dan, Dan".  Mrs Clayton proved as ever, an  admirable hostess and was the recipient of much thanks and hearty  congratulations on what was  unanimously agreed to have been  an exceedingly jolly evening.  Land Notices  COAST LAND DISTRICT.  DISTRICT OF COAST- -RANGE III.  Take Notice that Gertrude H. Coke-  ley of Duncan. B. C, occupation married  woman, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described land:  Commencing at a post planted at the  quarter post on the west side of section  twenty-six, Township six, Range III,  Coast district, thence North twenty  chains, thence East twenty chains, thence  South twenty chains, thence West twenty  chains to point of commencement and  containing forty acres, more or less.  GERTRUDE H. COKELEY.  Dated  Ausruet 2(i. 1912.  Re LEROY S. COKELEY.  Agent.  "There was one man whose life was  said the Sunday school teacher;    "What one of you can tell me who  he was?"  Little Mary Jane's hand went up and  the teacher nodded to her.  "He was Mamma's  she said.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT.  DISTRICT OF COAST -RANGE III.  Take Notice that William  Sutherland of  Bella Coola,  B. C, occupation  first husband," ; Rancher, intends to apply for permission  j to   purchase   the   following   described   | lands:���������  j     Commencing at a post planted about  tf~%r\     dCXAI A DH       i forty chains West from the South West  \J\J     rtELYV f\rXU      j corner of Lot 16 North Bentinck Arm,  thence   North   twenty   chains,   thence  Messrs Will Sutherland. R. A.  Teeby and Jos. W. Macfarlane,  admirably filled their roles as  "Cordova Street Waiters", their  ill-fitting   dress-suits,   obviously  borrowed   for  the  occasion,  Sup-  undersigned to any person discovering    .   . - , , thpnp-p  , the body of Eric Huske, who is supposed ��������� ^ * t" ,'i ���������?���������i-,������    vf ���������        i sflore>. tnen^e  ply ng   the    necessary   touch   to ; to have been drowned in the Bella Coola   E; steilY   fortv  ch",ns  along  shore   to  The above Reward will be  serscn  who is supposed  ���������j j,, il    ; Lucille-    iiiiiiu    twenty    cuains,    Luence  ������t>nvl.|���������t \ West forty chains, thence South twenty  bring about perfect  lion.  representa-  river on August 17th, 19!2.  FRANK. JACOBSEN,  Hagensborg, B. C.  point of commencement and containing  eighty acres, more or less.  WILLIAM SUTHERLAND.  Duto 3l8t August. 1912 .^-^a.-**^^^  1912  &$z/y    v  'is-.������^v'D^'  >'  ^rlty  v; ...<> if ���������!j(  Men-sj l^diis? M<  LV  '  rens  , i, -,  oes  IS"*       > ���������*���������  r  i -,  ,<'.i  .Gr  oceries  ?  ion  i^.1  *  ,;,','  ������V$1  Men's Suits, Shirts  and Underware  nor:  HOE  01^  TENTS  Catnip, Heating and Cpok Stoves  &.  Itil  M.J  u  1)  -V  yERfIS[N^    ,M Pays to  ?��������� f���������"1���������!!11"?^" ,i1��������� ���������; ^-Advertise!  Why Not Advertise inthe     ,  -.   ��������� IS-"-     v  J.1'-  0  4'     j  ',>,    ^  elia toola  ������it������ ^ <.  The Only Paper; Published pri the Mainland  between Vancouver  and  Pririce Rupert.  . n  ���������^**  // Reaches The Business*arid.Professional Man,  The Farmer, {The Logger, The Prospector,  The Touristy The Land Seeder, &c, &c.  We do first-class Job  i        .    -i.  Printing equal to any  Best Class Paper Usedj       Reasonable Prices  T  WAIMT ADS���������TRY A WANT AD. IN THE "COURIER"  ������  Ol c  ]  D  30Lt  IE  O  n  1ELU COOLA REALTY GO.  Choice Lots in  Bella Coola  ToWnsite  ACREAGE  Improved and  Unimproved  Farm Lands  WE   HAVE   AN   AGENCY   IN   VANCOUVER  LIST   WITH   US   FOR   QUICK   RETURNS  rmm^^^&s^s^s^^semtssmsmm.  o  Late Bella Coola Hotel  FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATION AND PROMPT SERVICE  ���������������������*������ matt m**** ������cpMaw> am \tm +mm*em****ratMm**mm*M*jmmt  SUBSGRIPTON EATES OF'  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable, in -Advance.  CANA33A.     "-:'���������.'.  One Ykar ...'  Six Months ...  Three Months  ...,...;..$1:00  '-.���������V.-.<A /.. i. ,0.75;-  .:.:...;���������.. 0.50  united states; .  One Yeak.... ....,..:..:.:.... .^.. $1.50  . United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year..;..;..................$2.00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING GO., LTD.  ���������'.: " BELLA COOLA, B. C. ; .    ';,';;   ;('  Enclosed please; find;..'...-.......:.. subscription  for BellavCobla Courier forV;..;,...........,,.'.....  ���������   '..'"''".   .  ���������;������������������ Name-.'.... .���������'��������� ...;... *y :.:'.���������  ;v.;-p ;".: ������������������'��������������������������� ;":-'- P. o..V...,......:.......:....  Teaic out' and mail today, with amount of subscription enclosed  Main building lately erected, all Rooms Newly Furnished throughout  &&,* j.  *������  MM  .m  * - *  J.������  M  HOME COOKING; White help only employed  i  BAGGAGE STORED FREE OF CHARGE, SPECIAL. ATTENTION GIVEN TO ENQUIRES BY MAIL  >:   " '������������������'��������� ���������.''..������������������."��������� f  STABLE ROOM AND FEEDfFOR HORSES  XUNMiWWHlMfmUAai'W  1  taffljaExasaaagaaBiffi^^  IN, Proprietor


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