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 iasgi m  SPEND YOUR SUMMER VAC A-  TION IN BELLA COOLA. EXCEL-  LENT HUNTING AND FISHING.  WEATHER   REPORT  Compiled  by  Mr. C.  H. Urseth, of the  Hagensborg Observatory.  Temperature for the month of August,  maximum, 70,  minimum, 49.  Rainfall for same period, 1.77.  VOL 2���������NO. 1  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 19i3.  $1.00 a Year  Kimsquit  Inquest at Bella  a���������Verdict of Murder  Eye Witnesses Tell  Gruesome Story  On thearrival at Kimsquit from  Bella Coola at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, 12th inst, of constables and  officials, whence they had hastened on hearing the first news  of the awful scene that had been  enacted on the night of Wednesday the 10th, they were met by  Indian constable Charles Tucker  who getting the first word at  Namu, at once hastened to Kimsquit and took charge of the case  pending the arrival of the provincial    authorities,     including  Magistrate   Hood   from  Rivers  Inlet, to whom Constable Tucker  despatched word post-haste.  The worst fears of the party  were at" once realized, and all  witnesses were at once put under  surveillance and preparations  made for the holding of a postmortem examination of the four  victims, Charles Wilson, Emma  Wilson, Watchee Guss, George  ; Pauli all Indians of the Kimsquit  Iband, the latter man having died  it Bella Coola where he had been  [conveyed for medical attention.  On the completion of the postmortem examination which was  conducted by Dr. Francis Cav-  anagh of Bella Coola/assisted by  Constable Broughton, the arrival  of Coroner A. S. Hood from Rivers Inlet was awaited, who after  viewing the bodies, found them  to be in such condition as to necessitate their immediate burial.  son, the other being occupied by  George Paul and Mary Thompson.  The witness claimed to have-  presently heard a loud altercation  in which he recognized the voice:-:  of Charles Wilson, George Wilson  and Stykine Joe, further asserting to have heard someone calling  him by name, whom he thought  to be George Wilson. His boat  was at this time about two hundred yards distant from the scene  of the altercation, the night being fairly calm and moonlight.  How Watchee Guss Met  His Fate  Jim Pollard proceeded to relate how he next heard two shots,  followed a minute or two later  by four shots, a woman's agonized scream,   then  an  ominous  joined in the convivialities.  Presently another boat approached containing George Wilson and Stykine Joe, whom Emma Wilson ordered to go away.  The two men, both of whom the  witness said were drunk, refused  lo go away and soon commenced  to quarrel with Charles and Emma Wilson, during which Stykine  Joe fell overboard from the boat  containing the two men, being  dragged on board again by his  companion, who called to Charles  Wilson to come and assist him  as Stykine Joe was nearly  drowned. According to the witness, Charles Wilson refused assistance, whereupon George Wilson seized a rifle and fired a shot  at him, which however missed.  Charles immediately sprang for  silence. Fearful that something I his rifle> but was instantly killed  had happened, the witness told  by a second shot.  Party Returns With Men in  Custody  The S.S. Venture arriving at  Bella Coola from Kimsquit at 3  p.m. on Sunday, brought Coroner  Hood, Dr. T. Cavanagh, J. W.  Macfarlane, J.P., Indian agent  Fougner, and constables Broughton and Wheeler, the latter pair  having in charge the witnesses  ;in connection with the case, together with George Wilson and  Stykine Joe, who were held on  suspicion of being responsible  for the death of the four victims.  A jury of six local residents,  including Messrs J. W. Macfarlane and Iver Fougner, who had  viewed the bodies at Kimsquit,  was at once impanelled, and at  4 p.m. on Monday an inquest was  held at the Mackenzie School.  After hearing the evidence of  Constable Broughton regarding  how he found the bodies on his  arrival at Kimsquit, and the part  he took in the post-mortem examination, an important witness  was called in the person of Jim  Pollard, an Indian of the Kimsquit band and a relative of the  deceased man George Paul.  Jim Pollard deposed to having  been in the company of George  Wilson and Stykine Joe, the suspected parties, whom he said  were both drunk, some time  prior .to the shooting, the two  men later leaving him and proceeding in the direction of the  two other boats, one containing  Charles Wilson and Emma Wil-  of calling to Watchee Guss, who  was fishing close at hand. Taking this man with him he left  his gasoline boat in charge of  another person and proceeded to  where the sound of the shots had  come from; Watchee Guss standing towards the stern rowing,  while he (Jim Pollard), in fear  of his life, crouched under cover  in the bow, repeatedly warning  the man at the oar to be careful  how he approached. Presently  a boat loomed in sight, on approaching to within about ten  yards the occupants of this boat  where plainly recognizable to  Pollard as George Wilson and  Stykine Joe, the latter standing  with a gun in his hand ready for  action. Immediately and without warning, Stykine Joe was  seen by Pollard, to raise his ride,  a shot rang out and Watchee  Guss fell mortally wounded.  Pollard, now thoroughly terror  stricken, seized the oars and  made away to his own gasoline  boat, turning Watchee Guss, who  was now dead, adrift in the fishing boat.  The witness further testified to  having some four hours afterwards found the two men George  Wilson and Stykine Joe with  their boat on the beach, the last  named 'dying down in the boat  drunk and insensible, with a 30.-  30 calibre Winchester rifle beside  him, which the witness took  away with him, along with four-  empty shells from the bottom of  Pollard fold of hiding  Continuing her terrible tale of  bloodshed, the witness described  how George Wilson, now apparently thoroughly crazed, turned  his rifle on Emma Wilson, killing  her almost instantly, then mortally wounding her companion,   verdict:  read to the jury.  Mr. Campbell accompanied by  a Japanese, took a gasoline launch  and proceeding down the inlet,  found the boat containing the  dead body of Watchee Guss,  drifting with the tide someone  and a half miles from the cannery, the second boat containing  the bodies of Charles and Emma  Wilson, being picked up about a  mile further on. The two boats  were taken in tow and brought  to the Kimsquit cannery, when  information of the terrible occurrence was at once despatched  to Namu and Bella Coola, to  which latter place was conveyed  the wounded man for medical  attention. As already recorded,  however, this unfortunate man  succumbed a few minutes after  his arrival at this port.  The Verdict  On the completion of the evidence, the jury being duly charged, retired. Returning after  an absence of fifteen minutes the  foreman handed in the following  Funeral of the Victims  George Paul, by a shot in the  hip. Evidently resolved that not  one of tVie company should escape to tell the tale, he fired his  fifth shot at the witness herself,  the bullet passing closely over  her head. Terrified, the witness  lay in ',the bottom of the boat,  afraid even to move, the boats in  the meantime slowly drifting  apart. Presently George Paul  commenced to shriek with agony,  imploring the witness to row  the boat away into the darkness,  which the woman did, eventually  gaining the Kimsquit cannery by  taking a circuitous route.  The Last Shot  Mary Thomson described how  on nearing the cannery with the  wounded   man,    she   distinctly  heard one more  shot from the,  direction in which she had come, j  this evidently being the single;  shot, which according to the former  witness,   Jim   Pollard,   accounted for the death of Watchee  Guss.  The next witness called was  Dr. Francis Cavanagh of Bella  Coola, who deposed to having  conducted a post-mortem examination on the bodies of the four  unfortunate Indians, the same  taking place in the net-loft of the  "We the jury, from the evidence we have heard, unanimously find that Watchee Guss, an  Indian of the Kimsquit band,  was murdered by being shot to  death by a rifle in the hands of  Stykine Joe; and that Charles  Wilson, Emma Wilson and George  Paul, Indians of the Kimsquit  band, were murdered by being  shot to death by a rifle in the  hands of George Wilson."  The verdict being read, the  jury was discharged.  The Committal  On Tuesday at 3 p.m. the accused men were brought before  Magistrate Hood, by whom they  were committed to jail at New  Westminster, there to await the  next sitting of the Assize Court,  when they will be brought up on  a charge of wilful murder.  the boat.  the rifle, which was empty, un-j ^inis'qull cannery  der some logs, and of rousing the  cannery   foreman,    Mi*.    T.   P.  Saugstad.  How Charles Wilson, Emma  Wilson and George Paul  Were Shot to Death  A gruesome story was told by  Mary Thomson, a young Indian  woman of the Owe-kay-no band  from Rivers Inlet, who testified  to being in a fishing boat in company with George Paul. On leaving the ca n n e ry a nd  proceeding some little distance  out-shore, they were called by  Emma Wilson, and d r a w i n g  alongside the boat containing her  and her husband, Charles Wilson,  For the benefit of the jury, Dr.  Cavanagh graphically described  the nature of the wounds in each  case, stating that, with the exception of George Paul who lived  for some twenty hours, death  must, have occurred almost instantly in each case, the cause  in each case being shock and  hemoiTage. In the opinion of  the witness, under no circumstance could the life of any of  the four victims have been saved.  The Finding of the Bodies  The evidence of Mr. Campbell  of the Kimsquit cannery, telling  of the finding of the bodies was  No Jail Here���������Prisoners  Taken to Prince Rupert  Chief of police Owens arrived  here from Prince Rupert on  Tuesday evening, and ordered  an extra guard to be at once  placed over the prisoners; later  deciding, in view of the fact that  there exists no proper jail or  lockup at this place, to take the  prisoners to Prince Rupert from  whence they will proceed to New  Westminster.  The prisoners left for Prince  Rupert, on Wednesday night in  charge of chief Owens and constable Broughton.  mtmi ii'iinnii w ������������������ i���������i  NOTICE.  (FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.)  Kimsquit, Sept.  14.���������Coroner  Hood having ordered the immediate burial of the victims preparations were begun soon after  the departure of the S. S. Venture for Bella Coola.    Before any  of the Indians desirous of preparing the decomposed bodies for  the last rites   were allowed to  touch them, they  had  to  have  their hands examined.    This precaution being necssary as most  of them were found to have sore  hands through constantly handling their nets and fish.    Eventually three men were found whose  hands were in good condition and  with the assistance of a Japanese  and Dominion Constable Tucker,  they proceeded to wash and dress  the bodies and place them in the  coffins.     Then  the coffins were  placed in boats and accompanied  by the whole band proceeded to  the ancient Indian burial ground  on the Salmon River.    On arrival  at the resting place of the depar-  ed   braves,-  the   usual   Indian  chant and lamentation commenced, weird as thisgenenerallyis,  in this case it was pitifully so.  The four victims had been the  strongest and best of the band.  Charles Wilson  was always in  great demand at their feasts and  tribal ceremonies as professional  dancer.    This unfortunate man,  although only 35 years of age,  was better versed in Indian lore  and customs of the old days than  any of the band.    First one and  then  another of the mourners  would steal away from the band  and fall on the ground and cry  as if their hearts would break,  returning to the band for a short  time only to repeat the performance over and over again.  The oldest Indian present stated, that all around were buried  the bodies of former members  of the Kimsquit band and that  he did not believe there would  be any Kimsquit Indians left in  a very f ew years. He also pointed  out the spot where 32 years ago  a white man (a member of a C.  P. R. survey party,) who had  been drowned in the Salmon River  was buried. Looking around at  the remnants of the band assembled to do honor to their dead  friends, they presented a picture  of sorrow that was hard to behold. The ceremony being completed, the Indians sadly and  silently wended their way back  to their village.  Stykine Joe's Father  Goes Crazy With Grief  Word was received from Kimsquit early yesterday morning  that an aged Indian, the father  of Stykine Joe, who is committed  ion the charge of murder, has  become crazed with grief and  taken to the woods.  Constables Wheeler and Tucker on receiving the news immediately left for Kimsquit.  Local Notes.  NEW GOLD EXCITEMENT  The news of the discovery of  gold on Soohylk River on Dean  Channel, has caused considerable excitement.  A large number of local miners  have already left for the scene  of the strike. The party included���������Vincent Clayton, E. Aleon,  A. C. Christensen, Chas., Fred  and Jesse Hendricks, F. E. Bean,  J. Buzzell, W. Radcliffe, Peter  Marrin and Gust Swanberg." ���������  Their return is eagerly awaited.'  A Basket Social  will be held    in  the MACKENZIE  SCHOOL on  FRIDAY, September 26, at 7:30  p.m.     Musical  Programme and  Elocutionary Medal Contest.  ALL ARE WELCOME  DUNCAN ROSS  EX M. P.  Will address the electors of Bella  Coola Valley at the  Mackenzie School, FRIDAY,  October 3, at 7:30 p.m.  and at the  COLONY HALL, HAGENSBORG,  Saturday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m.  WREAKS VENGEANCE ON KETTLES  On Tuesday last, Lip Poy, a  Chinaman engaged at the Bella  Coola Cannery, appeared before  Magistrate Hood to answer to a  charge of maliciously damaging  two kettles, the property of Lem  Hoy the Chinese foreman at the  cannery.  Having smilingly admitted  smashing the kettles, Lip Hoy  was ordered to pay the price of  same plus the costs of the case,  in all $15.  Anyone doubting this story  may inspect ithe kettles where  they lie beside the Mackenzie  School where the court was held.  The steamers Princess Beatrice  and Venture made their usual  calls at this port last week, each  bringing her quota of freight  and passengers.  The list of outgoing passengers included Mr. and Mrs. P.  G. Noot, Mrs. B. F. Jacobsen,  Mr. and Mrs. - G. Gordon-Ede,  Mr. and Mrs. R. Mosher 'with  their three children, Miss Marjorie Clayton, Miss Kirkpatrick  and sister, Messrs R. Walker and  William Davidson, Misses M.  Brewster and Dorothy Clayton.  H. J. S. Gaine, B.C.L.S.. arrived in town last week and will  do some survey work some sixty  miles up the valley.  Mr. J. M. Rolston, and party,  returned to town on Tuesday last  after a seven weeks travel over  the northern interior.  ?  -<-���������������  S  Other speakers will address the  meetings.     Everybody welcome.  t  GIIuutIj Nnttrr  Divine Service will be held at  the Cannery, Sunday. 10 a. m.  Bku.a Coola: Sunday School,  2:30 p.m. Evening Service,  7:30 p.m.  Subject "Teachings concerning the Holy Ghost."  All Are Welcome.  ���������������J^ <**> <*0 <H> --i*C>- i-*���������->  J  '-*��������� 5HSEHE  gSSSBCSsrs:  The Courier  Published Weekly at Bella Coola by  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Canada  1 Year   .$1.00  6 Month*....       ".'..'.:..   0.75  3 Month*  ...   0.50  United States  1  Year $1.50  United Kingdom  1 Year....       .......  $2.00  The Salmon Canning Monopoly  ���������   BYC.A.  Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscribers hot receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  at once. " Changes in address should be  Bent in as soon as possible.  Apply at  ���������C0>  MOM  ���������<M  MM  For  Advertising Rates,  Office.  To Correspondents���������No letters will be published  in the Courier except over the writer's signature.  The Editor reserves the right to refuse publication of any letter. All manuscript at writer's  risk.  Vancouver Office - - 317-323 Cambie St.  *g>alwfl jujpuli iwprema rat lex."  SATURDAY, SEPT. 20, 1913.  We desire to remind'our readers  that the Courier having completed  Us first year that the subscriptions  of all our early subscribers are  due for renewal.  The management wishes to thank  our numerous readers, for their support during the past year and trusts  to a continuation of same in the  future. ������������������-"  The subscription rate remains at $1  per year, payable striclly in advance.  The Kimsquit Murder  Four   points   emerge   clearly  from this tragedy.' The first is  that so long as Chinamen, are allowed to sell whisky just so long  is there daily, hourly, the probability of murder.    Next it is  very plain that there is need of  far more efficient police patrol of  all canneries on this coast.    Further, while careful record is now  made of all whites who carry  guns, there is no supervision or  licensing   among   Indians   with  whom it is   far  more needed.  And finally, it is an utter scandal  that there is no gaol of any kind  for hundreds of miles along this  coast.     One was provided for,  for here a year ago.    It is still unbuilt���������rso that after the  worst  murder of modern years there is  simply nowhere to hold the suspected Indians, and these if they  had chosen  could by this time  have been gone hundreds of miles  into the woods with most doubtful chances of catching them.  The "Courier" has repeatedly  critisized the plans of the proposed lock-up and constable's  quarters, inasmuch as they do  not contain a court room.  Presumably it is intended to  hold court in the constable's  office, a small room altogether  inadequate for the purpose, which  will necessitate the exclusion of  the public who have a perfect  right to attend.  Or, is it considered satisfactory  that the school children should  be dismissed from their studies  half-an-hour before the regular  time, in order that Court should  sit in the school, the only place  suitable that will accommodate  more than a dozen persons comfortably.  op     o     o     o  Bye-the-way we wonder if the  local party who tendered for the  building of the gaol, as far back  as May last, ever got his certified  cheque back.  We know he lately wrote a  very strong letter demanding its  immediate return.  Probably only for the name  on that cheque Bella Coola might  have the gaol by now, and there  would have been no need of so  many special constables to guard  the prisoners in a bedroom.  While much could be said in  favor of making our government  responsive to  popular demands J  through the referendum and re-1  call.    It would appear that our  present system of electing public  men to office would be more satisfactory did the men elected regard themselves as public servants and not, as is too often the  case, look upon their election as  an opportunity of furthering the  private interests and ambitions  of themselves and friends. While  having ������������������ the   responsibility   and  liberty of making decisions for  themselves   they should   at all  times,take care that their constituents are fully informed as  to their views and position regarding proposed legislation, especially' when   such   legislation  has peculiar local interest and  importance.    >  As a case in point we take our  much legislated and regulated  ''canning industry."  . With the object and sometimes  pretense of perpetuating this industry we have; so wrapped it  about with regulations as to make  it artificial in every respect.  Since being'elected, Mr. Clements  has seen'and no doubt advised  important ;changes ; in fishing  regulations, and further changes  are pending. ���������  f  Mr. Clements spoke in Bella  Coola of further independent  licenses being granted,,giving  the defininite promise, that all  who applied should have a license.  Is it proposed to reduce the cannery boats correspondingly in  number and that those interested  are to remain in ignorance of the  number of licenses available for  ...... .   .       ^ \  the . cannery, use until the last  moment? Or bas'Mr. Clements  information justifying him in indefinitelyincreasing the boats  without danger of exterminating  the salmon?  Mr. Clements is deserving of  credit for any thing he has done,  or can do, to remedy the unjust  regulations under which Canadians have repeatedly been refused fishing licenses in favor of  Japs. But Mr. Clements must  know, and we think should have  pointed out, the great risk of any  one with small capital investing  in a fishing boat and. gear while  the only market for such fish is  tied up in a government created  monopoly, or more properly  speaking a Bowser created monopoly.  -Some years  ago. Mr. Bowser  professed to be greatly concerned!  that our salmon fishing industry  was being destroyed through  ignorant and graft promoted*  regulations from Ottawa. Being  filled with wisdom and intimate  local knowledge he had himself  appointed chief commissioner of  Fisheries for the Province and  forthwith proceeded to legislate  the gasping industry into life.  With one exception his life giving legislation was a duplicate of  regulations we already had from  Ottawa, but no doubt the virtue  lay in the honest manner in which  he proposed administering them.  The canning operating license  regulation was a sort of "old  man's home"' for the industry.  Whatever Mr. Bowser's object  may Have been for this latter  regulation, the results have been  exactly what -would have followed had the city of Vancouver  decided ten years ago that there  were a sufficient number of grocery stores on certain streets and  refused  further store licenses,  viz: enormous increase in values  of property,occupied by existing  licenses.    Largely' through this  regulation we have seen cannery  property turned over at as great  as ten times the actual invested  value.    Mr. Bowser has privately  profited through|this increase in  value, although it is apart from  the ;object or intention of this  article   to   insinuate   that- Mr.  Bowser was prompted to ah altogether   unusual   and   vicious  piece of legislation through the  fact that he himself and friends  were interested in cannery property..: ���������>,.;...     ;;'.v,'':- \.  What we are endeavoring to  show is that the granting of any  number of independent fishing  licenses is little more than a joke  aslong as the fish-must behold  to, and canne/Lby; a government  created   mbnoply,  where,   with  possibly one exception, no competition has entered for years in"  fixing the price of fish, which is  proven by the fact that within  the past three years the value of  canned   salmon bas  fluctuated  over fifty per cent, while  the  prices paid the fishermen have  remained practically stationary.  Let us apply those conditions  to  Bella Coola,  supposing that  Mr. Clements promises are fulfilled and say that forty or fifty  independent fishing licenses are  taken  out,   the   fishermen   will  have one or at the most two  canneries bidding for their fish.  Does it appear   good   business  that these two should continue  for any length of time without  coming to an understanding re-  <o I garding prices?  Should the fishermen then be  unable to make satisfactory disposal of their fish, would there  be anything   criminal  in  them  getting together and building a  small  cannery and putting up  their own fish?   In the eyes of  Mr. Bowser there would.    This  small cannery could not be consecrated; with a St. Bowser operating license, thus the fish being  denied would become a thing.of  reproach���������and should properly be  confiscated.    This, mind you, for  the. preservation of our salmon!  Truly we are either ignorant, indifferent or  fools  when  public  men can foist upon us such unmitigated rot and yet hope to retain any place in our confidence  or esteem.  It appears proper and right  that each of our fishing streams  should have a limit placed upon  the number, depth and mesh of  nets allowed, although with local  conditions so widely different no  uniform regulation can apply to  all streams with equal intelligence.  But what earthly difference  can it make to the salmon, who  have already departed this life,  where or by whom they are  canned ?  In return for this exclusive  privilege of canning our salmon,  each cannery- pays $100 for the  operating license, (or .considerably less than the cost of a saloon  license). This year a further  special tax of four cents is required on each case of salmon  put up.  This.latter,iike our wild land  tax or in fact any like tax, works  out unjustly ; as- a tax of four  cents per case, while not seriously felt on the better grades Of  salmon, where a profit of say $1  per case might be looked for under average conditions, becomes  a serious and unjust tax on the  lower grades, where our cannery  men are compelled to cut expenses to the very utmost to find a  profit of twenty-five cents in the  case.  This sort of legislation is not  only absurd, but vicious in  the extreme, and has proved unsatisfactory whenever attempted  ���������at least amongst people pretending any degree of intelligence. In South Africa a government created, a powder monopoly, although having the virtue of being a large source of  revenue, was one of the factors  leading to a war arid putting that  government out of existence.  Nor is it, wh'en understood, a  satisfactory investment for  healthy capital. Profits may be  large for a time but sooner or  later people will refuse to be  humbugged further, and pending  the adverse or the withdrawal of  favorable legislation insiders will  unload their interest, the purchases later awakening to find  ridiculously inflated values, stretched to the bursting point. All  this we see in the preparation today in our canning industry.  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TROREY  Managing Director  |o]    fCZIOEZDl    [O]    HO     l^^2J^=iO     0    S     t^P^l   @  The Pioneer Bank of British Columbia  ESTABLISHED 1836.  ^ ^nrttj Anuria  X  Head Office in Canada���������MONTREAL.  0  Paid up Capital, $4,866,666      Reserve, $2,920,000  Assets, Over $70,000,000  SA KINGS DEPARTMENT  .'������������������<��������� : '���������'"' :    ":'' '.������������������';.������������������'"������������������������������������ M  Savings Accounts opened for any amounts from ?1 ,'([/  and upwards.     Interest allowed at current rates. ^  Special attention  given  to out of town   customers joj  .who may operate accounts by mail.  Your account is solicited and every accommodation otlVmi ������1  which is consistent with conservative banking.  0  A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS CONDUCTED  J. N. CRAN, Manager BELLA     COOLA,     B. t.  U' \5\   [5o5] ������  w  cznorzD  o    o  HOI  Rolston & Calnan  TOWN LOTS FARM LANDS ACREAGK  We handle only first-class propositions  INSURANCE WRITTEN        Write us if you arc seeking information      J  BELLA   COOLA,   B. C.  B t"  emp's INVALID PORT  A SUPERIOR   MEDICATED  WINE  Unsurpassed as a  TONIC,  STIMULANT   AND   INVIGQRATQR  J       A      T "I |   , J      Wholesale  Distributer*  . A. lepoorteil Ltd.,Vancouver, b.c.  p.-.*  E  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  Boscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.  REGULAR FREIGHT   AND PASSENGER SEItVli'J''  BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S.S.<VENTURE,1Lcavcsiyictoriacvcry wTc,dncs1,lavy;l ��������� pi.   ���������   l.pavpf; Vancouver every I nursnay ai i������ t ���������  LEAVES BELLA COOLA SUNDAY MORNING.  S. S. "Capilano" or S.S. "Coquitlam" also c-ull witli  Gasoline and Explosives by special arranK,,,1,rl11,  .linn,   i"l'l''>'"  IN    r.AKN''l-M'  PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.  Hi  100  For rates ol* Freights,   Fares and other informa  ���������;ai) Officio, ("auram. St.,   Vancoiivkk ; or  .l<������n  y>  GOVKIINMKNT  ST.,   VICTORIA. 1913  St  if  I.  eras  ass  m  3 @  @  l!  a  )00  les. !^  :hts 0  .-red ������  a"  .1)  t*.  ���������lion  B.C.  D.  i������������c"  p.m.  ���������iiii  ,i:v,  rfe September 20,   1913  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  OF THE  Bella Coola Fair and Agricultural  Association  Thursday, October 2, 1913  Best Collection Farm Produce  $10.00  "   Collection Canned Fruit  5.00  "   10 lbs. Late Potatoes ..  5.00  "   10 lbs. Early Potatoes  3.00  "   Specimen Packed Box of Apples  5.00  "   Display of Grain in Sheaf .  4.00  "   Display Needlework (home production) 5.00  "   0 Cabbage..:  3.00  "   (5 Cucumbers   2.00  ���������."   Variety Squash  2.00  "   10 lbs. Carrots  1.00  "   10 lbs. Beets  1.00  Largest 3 Mangels      .. 1.00  "; 3 Swede Turnips   ....:. 1.00  Best Collection Tomatoes ."  4.00  "   Cheese............  2.00  ".   Collection Stone Fruit.  2.00  "   Butter  5.00  "   Loaf of Bread.  5.00  * The following Special Prizes are offered:  Best Collection of Potatoes (10 lbs. each variety) $10.00  Donated by B. F. Jacobsen.  Best Collection Farm Produce     5.00  Donated by. B. F. Jacobsen.  Best Collection Apples (5 each variety)     5.00  Donated by A. Oveson."  Best 10 lb. Onions ,.     5.00  Donated by A. Hammer.  Best Floral Display (fresh dried or in pots)        5.00  Donated by S. Le. C. Grant.  Largest Squash .". 5.00  Donated by S. Le C. Grant.  A further sum of $25 is donated by the Bella Coola Development  League, rohich amount will be used for purposes to be  decided by the board of directors.  All exhibits must be delivered to the grounds TUESDAY,  September 30, when entries will be made.  Address correspondence to any of the officials of the Bella  Coola Agricultural Fair Association:  President, J. WIDSTEN.    Vice-President, P. LAUR1TSEN.  Board of Directors���������D. H. HOAGE; E. GORDON; S. Le C.  GRANT; B. F. JACOBSEN; A. OVESON.  A. HAMMER, Secretary, HAGENSBORG. B.C.  M  C3|  ��������� ^jj^.iff^.ffffw.tm������������"<>''';'>  ...J  ~    -7\_.   ._. ,.i..Y,\7li|  v^|\t'll  cosi you more NOT to Paint  your house than it -will to paint it.  Thirty or forty dollars spent on painting  your house may save you $500 each year  ou its selling price.  ' For PURE Paint is a wood-preserver.  It prevents decay���������arrests depreciation���������  and helps to increase the value of your  property from year to year.'  And if you do your painting with  ������co Pure Paint  you secure the maximum of Paint Protection at MINIMUM cost. Because BAPCO  PAINT covers 25 per cent, more surface  than ordinary cheaper paints���������and outlasts  and outwears them by years.  Supplied only by  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO.,  Dealers in Oils and Varnishes  BELLA COOLA       -        -        British Columbia  1st Prize 2nd Prize  $5.00  2.00  2.00  1.00  2.50  2.00  2.00  1.50  1.00  l.Oi)  .50  .50  .50  .50  2.00  1.00  1.00  2.00  2.50  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  QOAI. MI.NINi; KIOHTS of th., Dominion, in  j. Mani ii.ua, Sakk/xtoiikwan I'mci Ai.iii.-kta.  !    III"! 1 I'KO.'J J KIUUTOKY. tilt; NOKTII-WEBT TkHKI-  ;    ���������liil'.ll::;  .-mil   in   a   portion  of   tin; 1'KoviNCK of  ;    I'.Hjtisii <'oi.ii.miiia, may li..- |i-.-isi-<i  for a ti-rm of  I wi-nty-oni- yi;/lrn at an annual rental of $.1 an  .-ii-!'.-.    Koi. rnort.. tlitin  'l.UM acres will bo leasiil  to one tipiilicanl.  Application for a li-asc must be inailf! by the  :   applicant in porHon to tin.- Ak'.-iH or Sub-Atfent   |  ol  tl������- iJiHtrict in  which the rinhtK iipplioi for   !  ;    an- Hituati;<].  | , In Hurvcycil u-rritory the land must b<; tle-  ; acribi'il by yoctionH. or lepral subdivisions of hcc-  ] tioriH, anil in umuirvt.-yed tt-rritory the tract ap-  ' plied for shall be staked out by th������ applicant  i    himself.  ] K.-u.-h application must be accompanied by a  j fee of $r, which will be refunded if the rights  j applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  | A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable out-  put of the mine at the rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating th<i mine ahull furnish  ' the Avo-rit with sworn reiurns accounting for the  I foil ((uantity of merchantable coal mined and pay  j the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights  ; are not. bi'ir.tf ope-ralwl. such returns sliould be  | furnished at least once a year.  I The least; will include the coal mining rights  ; only, but the lessee, may be permitted to pur-  I chase whatever available surface rights may be  ' considered necessary for the wuriunK of the mine  |   at the rate of $10.IK; an acre.  I For   full   information   application   should   be  I    made to the Secretary of the Ui-parl ment of the  I   Interior, Ottawa, or to any Ajrcnl or Sub-Aifent  of Ijominion Lands.  W. W.CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  M. f.!.~;l!naiithori/.ed  publication of  this advertisement will not be paid for.--a<J0,Jo.  WANTED  Listing of Lots and Acreage  in  Bella Coola and Valley.  Give lull particulars,  Price, Title, etc., to  MARTIN J. RAVEY  826 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B.C.  an  MM  ( )t  KOM  ���������<Oh  ������Oh  ���������<Ci  To   Land   Seekers,  Campers,  Prospectors,   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  ella Coola Mercantile Co,  HAGENSBORG  12 Miles from Bella Coola and on Direct Route to the Interior  OH  ������ M  K0H  ���������<>-���������������������������< 83>-i  ���������<Q>  ������.i  ! <.  BUSINESS CARDS  Mineral Claims Sub-Divisions, &c.  Town Sites Underground  Timber Limits Surveying  All kinds of Engineering  Work  T. BEAUCHAMP andJIP. McDONALD  B. C. Land Surveyor -  Civil Engineers  SELLA COOLA, B.C.  B. FILLIP JACOBSEN  Agent for and Owner of  FARM, TMBER LANDS AND WATER POWER  IN BELLA COOLA AND VICINITY  Cj After a residence of 30 years 1 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.     A11 information strictly guaranteed.  B. FILLIP JACOBSEN, Bella Coola, B.C.  TEN ACRE FARMS A SPECIALITY  e  fciAl-CL.'  undersit  Land Surveys and Sub-Divisions  Geoffrey K. Burnett  CIVIL ENGINEER and  B. C. LAND  SURVEYOR  Grand View  Hotel  Bella Coola, B. C.  j. A. LEROY PhoneScy. 9387 J- NATION  BUS  MEETS ALL BOATS AND TRaJnS  Hotel Winters  COR.  ABBOTT  AND  WATER  STREETS  VANCOUVER, B. C.  european  plan  hot and cold water  S1.O0toS2.50    steam heated  ROOMS WITH BATH  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   Or    COAST���������RANGE   III.  Take Notice that 1. Joseph Tombolini  uf Western Island, B.C., occupation  farmer, intend to apply for permission  to purchase the following described land:  Commencing- at a post planted about  twenty chains distant and in a southerly direction from the north-east corner  <if Lot S10. thence south forty chains,  thence east twenty chains, thence north  forty chains, thence west twenty chains  to point of commencement, containing  eighty acres, more or less. Formerly  preemption 30S2.  JOSEPH TOMBOLINI.  l):il..il. July   11,   li'i:������- Auk. 16--Oet. 11.  NDERS addressed to the  gned and endorsed "Tender  for Wharf at Roy's Beach, B. C," will  ! be received at this office until 4.00 P.M., ;  on Thursday, October 9,  1913, for the i  construction of a Wharf at Roy's Beach, I  Comox District, B.C. \  Plans, specification and form of con- j  tract can be seen and forms of tender ;  obtained at this Department and at the '.  offices of J. S. MacLachlan, Esq., Dis- (���������  trict Engineer, Victoria, B. C, C. O. I  Worsfold, Esq., District Engineer, at;  New Westminster, B.C., .and on appli-';  cation to .the Postmaster at Rov's \  Beach, B.C.  Persons tendering are notified that  tenders will not be considered unless |  made on the printed forms supplied, and  signed with their actual signatures, stating their occupations and places of residence. In the case of firms, the actual  signature, the nature of the occupation  and place of residence of each member  of the firm must be given.  Each tender must be accompanied by  an accepted cheque on a chartered bank,  payable to the order of the Honourable  the Minister of Public Works, equal to  ten per cent (10 p.c.) of the amount of  the tender, which will be forfeited if the  person tendering decline to enter into a  contract when called upon to do so, or  fail to complete the work contracted for.  If the tender be not accepted the cheque  will be returned.  The Department does not bind itself  to accept the lowest or any tender.  By order,  R. C. DESROCHERS,  Secretary.  Department of Public Works,  Ottawa, September 5, 1913.  Newspapers will not he p:ii'l Cor this advertisement if they insert it without authority from the  Department.���������47187. Sept. 20--.J7  ^  MRS.'J. CLAYTON &lfb8ltJ  Dry Goods  E=]  Boots and Shoes  Groceries and General Merchandise  Hardware M Surveyors', Loggers'  and Packtrain Supplies a Speciality  v  FURS Bought and Sold   BELLA COOLA, B. C.  J  Mr. Borden's Imitation Canadianism  Mr.    Borden's    Canadianism,  Is your Appetite good ^  which seemed in March  19C9, to DoyOUenjOy yOUrfood I  be equal inspirit to the Canadian- J j   jj  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT OF COAST- RANGE  III.  TaKK Notu-k that Roy Mosher, of  I'.clia Coola, B.C., occupation lineman,  intends t<> apply for permission to purchase tin- following described land:  Commencing at a post planted^jit  tin- north-west corner of Lot No. 77\  marked K.-M's.-N.-K.-corner, thence  south twentv chains, thence west twenty  chains, thence north twenty chains,  thence east twenty chains to point oi  commencement,   containing   -10   acres,  mul'eUrlOSS-- ROY MOSHER.  Sept. K!-Ni'V. S.  MINDING YOUR OWN BUSINESS.  Lincoln once said : A nation  should control what concerns it;  a state or any minor political  community should control what  exclusively concerns it; an individual should control what exclusively concerns him." No one  will doubt the political sagacity  of this dictum, but many practical politicians are far enough  from acting upon its wisdom. -  St. John Telegraph.  equal in spi  ism of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, proved  in the hour of trial to be simply  an imitation of the real thing.  He yielded to social, political and  naval pressure and agreed to  tear up the agreement of 1909,  to break faith with Australia and  to commit Canada to a policy of  contribution. He has not succeeded in imposing this policy  upon the people of Canada; he  never will succeed. Unless he  gets back upon the safe grounds  of the 1909 resolution Mr. Borden  is, politically, a doomed man.���������  Manitoba Free Press.  If not, try  'WHITE STAR'Pickles  They add a zest to the meal  and create a healthy appetite.  Made from Manitoba's choicest vegetables in great variety, Sweet and  Sour Mixed, Chow-Chow, White  Onions, Walnuts, India Relish,  Chutney and Horseradish.  Of all good Grocers and general stores  The'WhiteStar'Mfg.Co.  VANCOUVER, B.C. - WINNIPEG, Man.  M^f..-^   First-class Watch Repairs  iiULlCC"jone at reasoriaLje prices.  guaranteed   and  postal  Address all work to  All  work  charges paid.  P. G. NOOT, 1353 Merritt Street  VICTORIA, B. C.  A CLEAN SWEEP  The Hon. J. D. Hazen boasts  that the Borden Government is  master of the situation. We  had'nt any idea there was a situation left the Grit ofiicials having been dislodged long ago.���������  Toronto Star.  l'lal"', Aiinii:*!  l',il:t.  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT    OF    COAST���������RANGE   III.  Take Notice that. Benjamin Sutherland  of Liverpool. Kngland. occupation mcr-  ���������hnnl.   intends to apply  for  permission  VANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT OF  COAST   RANGE  11.  TAKK No'l'U'K that 1. Horace Cook,  of Grassy Lake, Alberta, occupation  farmer, intend to apply for permission  to purchase Ihe following described land:  Commencing at a post planted about  miles  distant and in a southerly  lit coinme  l more or less.  I LKN.IAMIN  SUTIIKRLANn.  i i,llt... Annual 1-- ������'���������'"��������� Si.. .'.--Nov. I  ntainingtvlll acres, more or les^s.  II OR A CIO COOK.  Piili.'. Annus!  I'J. l'.U:i. Sept. 2H-N.iv. |j  OUR WISE WAR EXPERTS       j  Lloyd-George told an audience:  of bankers at the Mansion House '  that Europe was in no clanger!  from the Balkan troubles. He'd "���������  better not try to fool the Cs.na- \  dian experts with that sort of;  stuff. They know better.- Mon-!  treal Herald. i  If you are going to have any!  footprints in the sands of time, ;  don't let them show that you,  have been going backward. I  TheAllanLineSteamship  Company, Limited  The  Norwegian  Centenary  1914  If you intend visiting the "old  land" for the Centenary  Celebrations  travel by  THE ALLAN LINE  (Royal Mail Steamers)  Bookings through direct  to all parts by out-  Local Agents  B.  BRYNILDSEN  & CO.  BELLA COOLA,  B. C.  PWi.>  W. 9H������uuaiii���������LJ...I :........-.-  BELLA  COOLA COURIER  Saturday,  September 20,  /oji  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  AL  ERCHANDISE  Dry Goods,  Groceries,  &  ardware  izioe  HOE  3&  Men's Suits, Shirts  and Underwear  SHE  HOE  HOE  ^  Pack and Riding Saddles-  TENTS  Camp, Heating and Cook Stoves  WE  CARRY  A  LARGE  STOCK  OF  FANCY  AND  STAPLE  GROCERIES AT LOWEST   PRICES  Settlers, Prospectors and Campers  Supplies  B;  BRYNILDSEN  8c  CO.  BELLA COOLA, B.c  MAKE YOUR HOME RADIANT with the  RADIANT  HOME  SYSTEM   LIGHTS  - A flood of intense, soft, white light instantly available  at any time, almost without cost��������� the last word in practical scientific achievement. .It's the cheapest, most  brilliant and most, durable light on the market today.  .   Write today.   "Will be pleased to figure on your  requirements.    ::     Give us the height of ceilings  4  and indicate where you   wish   the  lamps placed.  Acorn Lighting &     O. T. LANDRY* Agent  Manufacturing Co. bella coola, b. c.  Mr. Pioneer  ��������� We want You to help make the  North's  First Exhibition  a success by contributing exhibits  of the Field, the Mine and the Sea  &  C  Watches and Clocks  Repaired  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  CHARLES TAYLOR  BELLA COOLA,  B.C.  V  VANCOUVER LAND 1 USTPJtf  DI8TB.ICT   OP   COAST���������B.AKOI E.  TAKE NOTICE that Emina MacDoiie  of Bella Coola, B.C., occuj.ati���������-������.) *>H  intends to apply for 'pennwi'-n tow-  chase  the  following ilcs.-riU-fi h:A:  Commencing at a post planted ������t*i*  south-enst-corner of tin- north-rat  quarter of Section 27,.To\v!:sh!{.6,ti������ff  north twenty chains, theme westtwe'lj  chains, thence south twenty chiia,  thence east twenty chair::- to po:r.t 4  commencement, contain!;,j: W acres.  EMMA  MAfPONALB.  DaU-tl. May 19. 1913. J"') ^ A=������'l  e  SEPTEMBER 24, 25, 26  WATER CARNIVAL       ATHLETIC SPORTS  HORSE RACING WOOD CHOPPING CONTEST  TEN INDIAN BANDS IN COMPETITION  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER"  THE  Manufacturers of all  kinds of  MOQNEY BISCUIT km Wuits  ������������������������������������������������������'������������������������������������ ������_.������������������ ���������_ ::    AND CANDIES    ::  & CANDY CO. Ltd.  MOONEY'S SODAS and  PILOT BREAD  "THE   BEST  YET7"  VANCOUVER,    B.C. Made in British Columbia  Spectacular display of fireworks  every afternoon ' and  evening.  Write for  Prize List.  ��������� The Northern British Columbia ���������  Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition  H. Bullock-Webster, Sec, Prince Rupert, B.C.  IF YOU GET .TAT    PLIMLEY'S  Have You Seen  Plimley's  Special  Cycle  Offer?  Prince Rupert Coal  Prince Rupert, Sept. 10.���������It is.  reported that a wagon road is to J  be constructed from the railway!  to the Morice River coal fields,  which are being prospected un-  under the direction of Thomas  Jefferson and Frank Dockrill on  behalf of the Prince Rupert coal  syndicate.    The' early construction of a railway spur to the coal  measures is mooted.  CO������YRIO������T  If the mail has not brought you rPlimlcy's special cycle  offer and the interesting prize puzzle compctHt������">  send a post card and receioe your copy.  739 Yatesjtreet  vIooriaTbx  10 in. Hand Made Logger  'BEST FOR THE WEST"  J. LeCKIE CO. LTD.  BBS  BU  Ull llllllllli  .. Largest Shoe ..  Manufacturers on  the Pacific  Coast  SUBSCRIPTON  RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  Ctkk Yrar $1.00  Six Months   0.75  Thrkk Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  Onk Year  $1.50  IInitkd Kingdom and thk Continknt.  Onk Ykak $2.00  eaumn  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Lnclosed please find   for Bella Coola Courier for   Name.   P. O   Tear out and mail today, with amount of mib������cn|> '"    ^^^


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