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Array h^ant  I.    '  &r>\  H .   i  ''J  _"  i)  '^%  __  fcfr ������������������������_���������__  y<v <l> 1  f-��������� ill __!  ,v������-  ffi_3ni_*t  C-J  i   /o  ������������������**  ���������m t Use your fran-  fiCtfMfS' chiseintelligent-  to "Boss Rule." -Now is your chance!  fjj|g^Ftu5i5ti4?fut,MM������"''gfft'���������mmm niiniiUMijfl  O  WEATHER REPORT FOR AUGUST.  Compiled by. Mr. C. H.������Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory. . -  Temperature: Maximum, 74.   Minimum, 45,;#  Highest Max. ^25th)93. Lowest Min. (30th)~45  '    Rainfall, 0.62 inches.  Rainfall for the year (1915) 34.33 inches.  VOL. 4���������NO. 47  BELLA COOLA, B. CI SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1916.  $1.00 a Year  overnmen  Germans Losing  Hold on Thiepval  <        "     ������������������- ^,  Paris, Sept. 7-Fighting going  on now for town of Thiepval in  the Somme region. The,position  won by French south of Somme  was attacked by Germans several times^ast night, but attacks  were repulsed. In Verdun sector' the Germans directed intense  bombardment against Fleury,  our troops prevented any advancement.  Leusee Wood Captured  London, Sept. 7���������British again  pushed their, line forward on the  Somme front last night.. They  gained full possession of Leusee  wood. Fighting now continues  between Leusee wood and Combles in the vicinity of.Ginchy.  The artillery on both sides isac-  tive nortK of, Pozieres around  Maquet farm. Yesterday our  heavy, artillery effectively shelled  the enemy's position in Polygon  wood, east of Ypres.  French Make Break in  German Line at Verdun  Paris, Sept. 8.��������� French captured German first line( trenches  over a front of; one mile in the  Verdun sector. ��������� The breach in  the German line was effected on  the front northeast of Verdun  between Vaux Chapitre region  and the town of Chenois. French  took 250 prisoners. The Germans tried to dislodge us from  Hospital farm on the Somme  front, but without success the  enemy were dispersed and suffered losses.  PROVINCIAL ELECTION  The mail steamer Camosun  came in Monday afternoon being  thirty hours behind schedule  time. After discharging freight  and passengars she shifted over  to the cannery wharf and loaded  three thousand cases of salmon  Mr. Fred Stork, Liberal candidate for Dominion honors, is at  present visiting Bella Coola. He  came south from Prince Rupert  on the S. S.Venture to Namu and  from there by motor launch to  and left early Tuesday morning., here.   This is Mr. Stork's second  visit to thi3 community and he  Dam Dam Bullets Being  Used Against Roumanians  Bucharest, % Sept. 7.���������Official  statement. We captured at Sep-  si, Gvormy, more than five hundred wagons containing foodstuffs and forage and a completely equipped hospital. In the  upper Maros valley the enemy  used dum dum bullets,'we captured 7 officers and 620 men.  The German minister left Bu-  , charest yesterday for Berlin by  way of Russia under Russian  safe conduct.  Russians Going Ahead  ' Petrograd, Sept. 7.���������Russian  troops yesterday captured Teutonic fortified position in region  of-lower Gorodenka in the direction of Halicz, Galicia, and drove  the Austrians towards north west.  In Carpathians our advance continues, our troops captured several heights. On the Caucasus  front, near Ognott, our troops  in advancing inflicted heavy losses on the enemy. On the Balkan front, German and Bulgarian  troops are attacking Roumanian  forces in the region of Turtuka.  Petrograd, Sept. 8.���������Russians  are bombarding the Galieian  town of Halicz, sixty miles southwest of Lemberg, the town reported to be in flames. Russian  troops occupied the railway lines  between Halicz, Semikovetzeand  Wodnuki.-. Fighting in eastern  Galicia: yesterday resulted'in the  Russians taking 5600 prisoners.  Russians Land in Roumania  Rome, Sept. 7.���������Russian transports landed large Slav contingent at the Roumanian port of  Constanza to aid in the opera-  Hand to Hand Fight  for Leusee Wood  London, Sept. 8.���������German at-  tempt^to regain possession of  Leusee woods <~was frustrated,  after a hand to hand fight with  British the Germans were beaten  back. Stubborn fighting occurred overaa front of four miles  between Vermandovillers and  Chilly, Germans being forced to  give up portion of Vermandovillers,- while the French occupied  outskirts of the railway junction  "at Chaulines and have thrown  their forces along the railroad  running from Chaulines to Roye.  It is intimated that the Somme  offensive may be dropped for the  winter owing ,to the scarcity of  munitions.  Berlin's Report  Berlin, Sept. 8- Russian forces  pressed back the centre of Arch-  Duke Charles' front between Se-  lota Lipa and Dneister river in  Galicia. The town of Clery on  the Somme river has, been captured by Entente,Allies. Delegates representing Austria-Hungary; Bulgaria and Turkey met  at Budapest in conference in regard to the extension of traffic  on the Danube. ^  London, Sept. 8.���������Subscription  to the German war loan a failure.  W. Lemmie, inspector of customs, came up from Vancouver  for the purpose.of inspecting  the local office; he left again by  the mail steamer for the south. "  Labor Daywas observed by the  townspeople having a picnic.  Lunch was prepared by the ladies  of which a great many of the  citizens partook.     , ,. ;'  A- VOTE"FOR MANSON  IS A VOTE FOR BOWSER  expresses himself as well pleased  with his stay. He addressed a  meeting at the Mackenzie school  on ' Thursday night, and, will  speak at the Colony Hall tonight.  ������-  Roumanians Occupy Towns  Bucharest, Sept. 8���������Roumanian troops occupied Gyergyo, Dit-  ro and Orsova on the north and  northwest frontier. Guns and  munitions in quantities were  Captured from the Austrians1.  Roumanians evacuated Turtukai,  a fortified town, on: the Danube.  London, Sept. 8.���������First two  weeks in August British lost 600  officers killed, 1702 wounded and  204 missing. Since the beginning of the war 38,922 officers  have been killed and wounded.,,  Chicago, Sept. 8.���������Reports of  Greece having-joined the Allies  weakened the price of wheat and  opening quotations ranged from  1 to 1 3:4' lower.  tiori against Bulgaria. ,Unusual  artillery activity on the Trentino  front, the enemy directing intense fire against bur positions  on Mount Civaron in the Sugana  valley and on Mount Cauriol in  Fiume valley.  ��������� Percy Gadsden left yesterday  for a trip to Kleena Kleene and  will be gone for two weeks.     ���������  John Elewin of Port Simpson,  came over from Kimsquit on  Wednesday and left for Rivers  Inlet Friday.        ��������� '.  A Liberal meeting was held in  the Mackenzie School on Thurs-  day evening in the interest of T.  D. Pattullo,1 Liberal candidate,  and the speaker of the evening  was Fred Stork of Prince,Rupert>  candidate for the House of Commons in the next Dominion election.  ' Mr. Stork made ,a vigorous  speech', and quoting largely from  the Public Accounts delivered,  convincing statement in regard  to the deplorable manner in which  this Province has been governed  during the past number of years.  The scandalous expenditure and  the- evils of Bowserism were  dealt with in plain language and  the absolute need of a change  was made clear to all.  Mr. Stork predicts a crushing  defeat for Bowserism and that  Brewster will sweep,the country.  Bella Coola should be in lin;e  and give T. D. Pattullo a handsome majority next Thursday.  The ballot boxes arrived here  Wednesday night and all arrangements for the distribution of  same are now completed, though  it is not known who the return-  ing'officers are to be for the different polls in the valley.  ARE YOU GOING TO ENDORSE  THE EVILS OF BOWSERISM  '���������:  NEXT THURSDAY?  A vote for Manson will be/a  voteapproving of Bower-'s deals:  In the Dominion Trust failure.  In the Indian Reserve graft of  $185,000, ::   \<:  In the Pacific Great Eastern  Railway .theft vvhere $6,000,000  held in trust were handed out  contrary to law and���������  Where another $6,000,000 is to  be handed out without security.  Bowserism m e a n s political  peonage1; with,the road superintendent and the machine boss  wielding the whip.  Bowserism means the handing  over of the resources of the province to the big'corporations. ;.  Intelligent and honest voters  w?ll vote against Bowserism.  Kleena Kleene is the name of  anew polling place in the Prince  Rupert "electoral  district.   The  Courier draws special attention  to the name so no mistakes in  the future will be made in the  spelling of it.   This settlement  is just one hundred and sixty  miles inland  from  Bella Coola  and nearly eighty miles inland  from the head of Knights Inlet.  The telegraph line from here to  150 Mile House on the Cariboo  Road, a distance of three hundred and twenty miles, passes  through this community, but no  mail service has yet been established to enable these pioneers  to obtain news of what is going  on in the outside world.   Poor  trails partly built by Indians and  -pa"rtly by the settlers themselves  traversed by pack horses are the  only means of communication.  The ballot boxes are sent in from  here and under ordinary conditions it will take two weeks to  get the returns of this poll, but  the Courier has made arrangements to obtain it by wire at the  earliest possible moment.  ������ ��������� ������  JI Vote for iffiCanson  is a 'Dote for {Bowser  Your influence and support is respe&fully requested.  T. D. PATTULLO.  Liberal candidate for Prince Rupert Riding. <���������  ���������  Q  Mark Your Ballot Thus  i  ,   MANSON, ^_  c  William Manson, Accountant.  s\  PATTULLO,  Thomas Dufferin Pattullo, Broker.  Latest to hand from Queen  Charlotte Islands states that T.  D. Pattullo will receive seventy-  five per cent of the vote polled.  The,total vote over there will be  small as so many of the settlers  have been obliged to leave the  Islands district because of the  prevailing conditions brought  about by the Bowser government. In many, respects this  section has fared worse0\than  Bella Coola even. . It is alleged  that roads in some parts of Gra-.  ham Island have cost the province $10,000 per mile and are  wholly unfit to drive a team over.  The few settlers left claim that  William Manson is'personally responsible'.for this useless was'te,  and therefore now given a chance  will correct this state of affairs.  The settlers want something different in road building in the  future.   ';���������';    ',     ,  Mr. Win. Sutherland, who has  been on the sick list for the past  two weeks, is now ablecto be  about town again. His many  friends will be pleased to know  that he is so far recovered from  the severe attack of rheumatic  fever. ,  Mr. and Mrs. A. It. Neale arrived back hvtown last Saturday  from an extended trip through  the Bella Coola Valley as far east'  as Stillwater. It was the intention for Mr. Neale to have addressed a meeting of farmers in  the Colony " Hall, Hagensborg,  last Saturday. vlt so happened,  however, that the Hon. William  Manson, minister of agriculture,  wanted the hall for a political  meeting that same evening, so  the farmers had to give way.  Farming and politics do not mix  well; this was the experience  once before when seed oats and  politics had an open rupture in  the same place. The farmers  here do not want any more of  this kind of war just now, at  least not before the European  conflict is settled.  It is expected that the votes  polled in the election next Thursday will be the most ever cast  in the town of Bella Coola. The  reason for this is that the local  cannery is in operation and the  fishermen, who by the way are  all residents of the valley, wil!  mark their ballots in town, and  Hagensborg will not have as  many voters as usual; on that  account this community will have  the largest number of voters outside Prince Rupert city, and it is  the duty of every elector to vote.  ffllfurrl) Note   ]  Sunday School  Church Service  -    10:45 a.m.  -   7:30 p.m.  Preacher for Sunday���������Rev.  W. H. Gibson.  AH Are Welcome. X  The readers of the Courier will  notice the advertisement of- the  Fair at Prince Rupert. ."Be-sure  that you do something towards  its success. What about the settlers of Bella Coola getting together and send up a larger lot  of produce than ever before ?  Now is the time for action in order to get exhibits sent north in  time for opening day, Sept. 20.  Saying Goodbye!  Yes, William "Manson was in  the Bella Coola Valley saying  goodbye to his former friends,  that he has so sadly neglected  and who, in the past, have placed  so much confidence in him as the  local member, a confidence which  Mr. Manson should have appreciated, but entirely forgot'the  day after election, if indeed he  ever gave it a thought. The  parting in this case is not that so  often spoken of, bitter ���������but  rather a sweet sorrow. The fourteenth of September will see  William Manson consigned to the  grave of political incompetents.'  The "Courier" also wishes to  say goodbye to Mr. Manson for  the time being, and hopes that  he .will live a long time in his  political cloister to enjoy, the  sessional indemnities that he has  (Continued on page 4, column 2.)  A Public Meeting  !'���������' will be held in the       V  Colony Hall, Hagensborg, on  Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p. m.,  in the interest of T. D. Pattullo,  Liberal candidate.  ���������Mr. Fred Stork of Prince Rupert, and Mr. Chris. Carlson of  Bella Coola, will address, the  electors.  B. Brynildsen, Chairman.  God Save the King.  ^m  AW.  , ���������^  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday, September 9,  19l6  npi S~^> ' | people arc sold."  1 lie  V_xOUner j    we have often heard the state-;  PublishkdWf.kklyatHki.i.aCoolaHYnlents made by the Bowser class!  the Bella Coola Publishing Co. Ltd. ,,,    ,.-.,,     T .,       .    ,       ,     .   , i  i that if the Liberals be elected!  there will be no road work and'  no jobs.    This with many other  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  ���������   Canada  lYear -(v-   G Months      3 Months ., ''   i Year UnU.',d.SU.leS...v...$L50jWhen the  Liberal  government  .$1.00'statements now in circulation is  ' jj'ljliof the rankest type and is only  .   0.50 i  I Lhe creation of a B6wserian mind.  United Kingdom  lnYear.  .$1.00  Subscriptions payable in advance.  ���������fS  Subscribers not receiving their copy  regularly please notify the management  ut once. Changes in address should be  isent in as soon as possible.'  Foil Advertising  Rates,  Apply at  Office.  -.<*���������'#;'  s0$:  To CoaiiESPONDEN1������������������While iinobjcclionnlile mi-  onymous communications will lie |iuhli������lieil. the  mirne and,iuldi-prs of every wnterof such letters  must be Riven lo the editor,  lhe Editor teserves,(he rnflit to iefu������e puhli-  y letier.   'aII manuscript at writer's  cation ot niiy  risk.  ���������:?&���������  ' "Whw pupuli aiqirwna rat lev."  SATURDAY, SEP.T. 9, 191(5.  Bowserism Mast Go.  " ,The reports from the various-  constituencies show that 'the  hostility to Bowserism . which  prevails among the coast is corn-  man'to the province as a whole.  ��������� The people are determined to put  an end to the system which has  bedevilled/the public lffe of the  country, handicapped itsdevelop-  .mant and,progress and compro-  , mised its   credit;   the' system  <>  -^whose natural progeny were the  Dominion Trust conspiracy, the  'squandering of the public resources among favorites, the sin-  aster and ruinous railway deals  for which the people now have  to pay, the coarse" attempts' to  bribe them with their own  lmney, the substitution of representative government with  government by dictatorship, illegality and the cult of the "men  of the world" who "believe in  ���������the necessity of greasing." And  their determination is strengthened by the desperation with  which the machine and its press,  subsidized with their money, are  fighting for five more years in  which to fatten off the public  treasury.  . o..   o    o'o    o  .���������   If Mr. Bowser and his friends  imagine that the people of British  Columbia are going to risk five  years more of the political doctrine which is the root of these  evils, that they are going to eon-  front the difficult period which  will follow .the war with Bowserism in charge of their affairs,  tuy are greatly mistaken.    The  paople of this province have had  enough of Bowser rule, of government by order-in-council determined in secret, of holc-in-the-  corner transactions with concession seekers, of an administration  "tainted at the fountain head,"  whose chief claims to see virtue  in open   bribery.     They  know  now what they did not know in  1912.   They knew it last March.  ' Mr. Bowser is destined to learn  .next .month  what Sir Richard  -'������������������McBride   would   have   learned  had henotescaped to his London  palace���������that he cannot fool all  the people all the tiirse.  Z      O      O      C   ������������������' o  Let the people of Eritish Columbia rise to the occasion ancl  turn out this the most extravagant government that ever existed  .      in a British possession/-'   '  is installed at Victoria, a condi  tion will be created"in B. C. by  which every citizen will have a  square deal.   Prosperity will fall  to the lot of every community,  and its people will  be busy in  other pursuits and will be able  to make money in other  ways  than working on the road; a job  on the road at three dollars a day  will not be thedesirable'employ-  ment it is at present.   The reason why road work is so much ap-  h t  predated no wad ays,-, is that thr  people!bf all sections of the province is'"so reduced" financially  that they, like a ..drowning person, will grasp at a straw to save  themselves, ai.d so the Bowsei  naehine has.croat.cd a cordition  of bondage and the motto ' vote  for Bowser or starve" is (he impression ��������� created, or in 'other  words, to keep the voters in line.  Thepeopleof British Columbia  will see to it,that on>the 14th day'  of September a .change will be  made and Bov/ser and his gang,  that hiive so successfully operated the machine, will be buried  forever, and the people of this  the fairest of all the provinces  be made free men.  i  good  He charges Macdonald with  j bringing J. T. Scott to the province for questionable purposes.  He says Macdonald smuggled  one Pearce, implicated in the  plugging affair, out of the province.  He vouches^ for the truth of  the''Statement that one A. M.  Johnson of Nelson, sending a  telegram to Mr. Brewster last  March frantically appealing to  him to frustrate the extension  of the term of the legislature or  else the Liberals would be defeated.  Mr. Bowser alleges in his  speeches that there were thous-  ���������mds of votes cast by pluggers  in the Vancouver by-election  ind that that accounted for the  lefeat. of lhe government candidate.  He charges Sir-Charles Hib-  bert Tuppor and   the late Sir  Charles Tupper,' with   making  ['dishonorable proposals for privileges to the McBffde government  which they turned down; and  that this' laudable action on the  Will Be Free Men.  "Ill"fares the land where pu.b-  lie  offices '-are; bought and the  The Exigencies of the'   ,  Campaign.  It is indeed regrettable, not  to use a stronger word, that this  campaign witnesses the spectacle  of the premier being charged by  reputable men in the opposition  as telling deliberate falsehoods.  When we say by reputable men  we refer  to such  as are preeminently leaders in. public; men  who have a position, a reputation,  a future at stake.   Men who because of their recognized ability  and trustworthiness have by deliberate choice of their fellow  men been .placed in their high  positions.   We refer to such men  as H. C. Brewster, leader of the  opposition, and M. A. Macdonald,  president of the Provincial Liberal Association, both of whom  were endorsed by nearly two to  one in the last by-elections.    We  also refer to Sir Charles Hibbert  Tupper, a member of one of the  most illustrous families of Canada, for many years a minister  of a Conservative Dominion government and now prominent in  legal circles.  These men, with others, on the  public platform before hundreds  jf people, deliberately and confidently accuse our premier oi  '.oiling lies. And although wi  read the press as carefully as  our time permits we fail to see  that the accusations arc successfully contradicted.    ,  We are not in a position to give  all the accusations made by Mr.  Bowser which the men referred  to declare as1 false, but will give  as many as-we remember at tlic  moment. \  . Mr. Bowser accuses Mr. Macdonald of registering J. T. Scott  under' an assumed name atVthe  parliament buildings last spring.  Ho.accused, H. G.-Brewster of  sying that the lands set'.-aside  for the returned soldiers are "no  part of the government accounts  for Sir Charles' opposition to the  return of this government to  power.  We repeat vvhat we have stated  several times before that the  self-respect and the dignity of  the province demand that a better qualified person be placed in  the honorable position of premier.  The premier and'e'very other  member of the government  should be men above suspicion  of committing offenses of a character of which these prominent  men accuse Mr. Bowser.  people and therefore should advise according to their wishes.  lt is beyond doubt that Mr.  Bowser advised the Heutenant-  governorTTv^this case. r  After he had assumed the office of premier Mr. Bowser committed another sin against the  principles of a government of  the people.    Immediately after  assuming office he should have  ordered   a   general   election to  give the voters their rightful opportunity to express their approval of his action and on any other  issue of the day.   This, Mr. Bowser did not think necessary.   He  told the peoplG'what he intended  to do in the way of legislation,  reorganized the government and  went ahead and ordered by-elections in the case of the new salaried members of the government.    At Vancouver, and Victoria by-elections   he was told  emphatically that the people did  not approve of his high-handed  actions.  This'did not a fleet Mr. Bowser  to any great'extent. He called  the legislature together and when  the term ended for which he and  his colleagues had been elected,  he, in effect, calmly and deliberately told.the people "We will  serve>you awhile longer, whether  you like it or not.' You have  hired us as. your servants for  four yearsj but we will stay with  you a few months more in order  to give you the legislature we  think you need." '   ������  Itwill surprise us if the voters  of British Columbia will swallow  effrontery on a scale as extensive  as that.  If practices of such nature are  tolerated this is not a government of the people as it is understood in other parts of the world  nor do we think it is British.  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Wholesale  DRY GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  OF "PRIDE OF THE WEST" BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  "MADE   IN    B. C." 0  Send for Catalogue Prompt Attention Given Letter Orders  The Prince Rupert Fair  September 20^21-22  $3000 In Cash Prizes,  Cups, Medals, etc.  ,$900 In Cash Prizes  < for Indian Contests  SPORTS-~Baseball, Football, Vaudeville Show,  Fireworks. Baby Show, etc.  ONE GATE COVERS ALL  THREE SCREAMING DAYS OF FUN  Reduced transportation on all lines.  Free transportation of Exhibits.  ARE,YOU A MEMBER ?���������It costs one dollar per annum  and no more���������Address the Secretary, P. 0. Box 394,  Prince Rupert.  THE BRITISH COLUMBIA NURSERIES CO. LTD, WANT MEN to represent'  of 1493 SEVENTH AVE'. % VANCOUVER, B. C, them in different parts of  the Province in the sale of their well-known hardy nursery stock  for spring (1917) delivery. The work is pleasant and' remunerative. Honest, energetic men only are,needed. Weparticularly  want a good man at Bella Coola and for coast points, also a man  on the G. T. P. Railway.     "���������  ��������� ���������._--. ...__��������� i  i   ������������������_���������! _____������W___M______|_M______y_���������_������������������___������������������_B_______  Are you going to let Bowserism  continue after Sept. 14?  Is This Self Government ?  It seems to us that Mr. Bowser  and his supporters do not understand the fundamental principles  of a democracy, a government  of the people. The people of, our  province at the last election elected certain men as their representatives for a term of four  years, lt was concluded on all  hands that Richard McBride was  the choice of leader.  Last December, without consulting anyone that we are aware  of, Mr. Bowser elevated himself  into that position. Such action  is not in accordance with any  rules of self-government that  we are acquainted with. Lut it  may be contended that the lieutenant-governor, being the representative of the king, called  him to that position. Rut as a  rule he is supposed to do what  he is advised and  his advisers i  Breweries and Distilleries  Can Operate.  Section 18 of the Prohibition  Act permits breweries and distilleries to be operated tl^same  as at present, and to store and  keep stock within the Province,  and to sell liquor to people outside the Province, or to government vendors in the Province.  What .kind of a Prohibition Act  is this?  ESPIONAGE AND BLACKMAIL.  And further, read Section 29.  This provision contravenes every  British principle of justice and  fair treatment. It permits a man  to be an informer, and his name  not to be given to the person accused. It will lead to espionage  and blackmail of the worst description.' It is one of the most  despicable sections ever introduced into any British law.   It  t *  is  reactionary,  and carries us  hoc  _ou  _  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD..  REGULAR FREIGHT AND PASSENGER SERVICE  BETWEEN      .' o     ,  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  S. S.  "CamOSUn"   Leaves  Vancouver  every  Thursday at 9 p.m.       (Victoria day previous.)  Leaves Bella Coola Sundays a.m.  ��������� - S. S. "Coquitlam" sails froin Vancouver fortnightly, carrying Gasoline and Explosives, will call  at Bella Coola by arrangement.  For rates of Freights, Fares and other information, apply to  Head Office, Caukai.l St.,'Vancouver; or Geo. McGregor,  agent, 1003 Government St., Victoria.        t  IOC  )9C  _OE  D  SAVE  ONEY  1 C     ,10      (Hi   VK1V.U       UMU .������...,      _*,...._,.--_..  receive their authority from the' back to the dark ages  No rust can attack the flues because they are so thor-  oughly aluminized, and they economize nearly every bil  of heat.  Before you invest in a new range let me show you the  Kootenay's sensible ideas; for saving time and labor. ^  Sold by B. Brynildsen & Co.  FOR THE  Dominion War Loan  TO BE ISSUED IN SEPTEMBER/)  By purchasing a bond you will help,  to WIN THE WAR and obtain for  yourself an investment of the highest  class yieldina a most attractive rate  of interest.    *  DEPARTMET>ITlOF FINANCE'  OTTAWA. tV'.'  a  Saturday, September 9,  1916  BELLA< COOLA COURIER  B. C. PROHIBITION ACT  STEADILY LOSING  GROUND  Some Of The Reasons Why The  '.   Act Is Not Meeting With  Public Favor.  Wherever the B. C. Prohition  Ar;t has been discussed orstudied  the measure has steadily lost in  favor since the latter part of  May, when il was formally passed by the Legislature without  one word from any Member of  the House in favor of the general principle or the details of the  Act.     ���������  The reason for this condition  of affairs is that the Act is, on few of the principles enunciated  detrimental to the best interests  of the province from any standpoint.  The parties who are promoting  the fight against the passage ot  the Act are following out a line  of campaign which is unique on  this continent. Anti-Prohibition  campaigns are generally waged  on the- broad question of the advantage or the disadvantage of  Prohibition. In British Columbia  the Anti-Prohibition ' organization throws entirely to one side  all the facts and figures"usually  used in Prohibition campaigns,  and simply asks the electors of  the province to "Read the Act."  Let the reader glance over a  its face, of such a counterfeit  nature, and its terms so absolutely contradictory to the general meaning of the word "Prohibition",  that the public has  in the Prohibition Act and see  why the passage of the measure  would not be for the advantage  of the Province,,  1.' THE   ACT   DOES  NOT  come to see that Iho Act will not; rROHIBnValthough'it is called  accomplish the ends sought forj a Prohibition Act, it provides for  by real Prohibitionists, and that, [lhe expenditure of just-as"much  on the other hand, the passage i money for liquor-by the citizens  of the incisure would really be.of British  Columbia as is now  &s  The dialer who displays  this si������ii ran supply your  every ammunition need.  REMINGTON  .:;: ::t:!;s;:;  *i:i::::itii;;  w:!:::i::;:  Cut out the "off days"  in   the   field  and  at  the   traps  Use Remington 13 MC and you'll find your shot  thrown much faster at the mark���������you'll need  less "lead" ou your- bird���������you'll have an'easier  feeling "about angles,���������about the quartering bird  ���������and the "on comer." Big scores will come"  .almost as a matter'of course.  Remington UMC Loaded Shells  All standard loads and powders. "Arrow," aristocrat  amongst shells and "Nitro Club," steel-lined smokeless  "speed shells," as'sportsmen call then; the popular  "Remington" (smokeless), and ."New Club" for black  powder shooters".  Remington URIC .22's ,  ,ui snot t nny day of the yenr getu hard hitting little Rem-  I'MC :il Rifle. The "Autoloader" streams its Hi Shots ns fast  as >ou pull the trigger. The Slide-Action Repeater is u  velvet-Miiooth shooter���������15 shots, solid breech. The Single  Shot is a tugged, accurate little weapon, too. Remington  UMC .22 en tridges, short, long and long rifle are made witli-  'tlmsnraeciiie as our famous high-power tnetallics. Get a  box or two and be ready foi au hour's fun any time.  Remington Arms Union  Metallic Cartridge Co.  (C-mlraciors to the British Imjxrial mid  Culontal Gova -tiiuktsj.  WINDSOR, ONT.  _    181  Loudon, Eni. New York, U.S.*.  For cle.  ingtou  iturnimiif n��������� iiii.bi iimi  'ii',,V ,'i'.:tV������l;  ^itM.  In!'"''  m  u ��������� 'Tessa  8_���������hI  JrC_������_CE___l������_'  Isiyiif  tRpu  _r*������>fl  &_rt!  111111  ifffiBB  Jp'^HWtJBS^  HB '339  SB  *���������* *__3ir___t__7  gjffiifefl5jtfjr_������_  a-i,  Wholesale Grocers  A few lines we specially  recommend  Great West Tea  Duerrs���������  Jams and Jellies  Griff en & Skelleys  famous gold and  silverbar���������  Canned and drbd  frui s  GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Vancouver, B. C.  the case, and also permits this  liquor to be consumed within the  province. Clause 57 is a "Wide  open" seetion, as it permits any  citizen to import liquor from any  point outside the province, the  orders being placed for any  amount and as frequently as the  person may desire, all this being  done without any control by the  authorities. Under, this clause  a man may place a standing order for a flask of whisky per  day, or a barrel of beer per week,  and have delivery of such shipments made regularly to him,  just as long as he pays the bills.  2. THE ACT WILL SEND  ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF  MONEY OUT OF THE PROVINCE,' Clause 57 provides, as  noted above, for "wide open"-  importation of liquor. The Prohibition legislafion'of Washing- i  ton and Oregon provides for the ,  importation of limited amounts  of liquor, only one such permit  for each month to be granted to  any one individual. Even with  this limited importation enormous amounts of money are now  being daily sent for liquor from  these states to California. If  this is' the case "where .limited  importation only is allowed, what  would be the case .in British'Columbia, where the right to import is absolutely unlimited, unrestricted and uncontrolled?  3. THE- ACT IS CLASS  LEGISLATION. The, importation clause makes it easy for the  man with money to get liquor,  and the Act' means absolutely  nothing to him. The working or  man of moderate means, accustomed to buy his beer by trie  glass, is the man who has not  the means to import liquor in  quantity, and the Act(Jwould indirectly deprive him of something he desires to enjoy. The  Act is class legislation also, in  that it provides that a man who  is a boarder or a lodger cannot  haveliquor in hispossession'and,  further, that liquor may'not be  kept in a house where there are  boarders, where more than three  lodgers are kef \or where the  rooms occupieoNtre in the same  building as a store or business  premises. ��������� Provisions such as  the above strike at the working-  man or the man of moderate  mean's and are class legislation,  pure and simple.    C>  4. THE ACT IS UN-BRIT-"  ISH.' It provides that a constable  may, at any hour of the day' or  night, forcibly enter the private  home of any citizen on the mere  suspicion that he has liquor in  his possession. Havingentered,  the constable may break into any  room of the house, pry open any  closet; etc., in his search for  liquor. Another clause of the  Act permits "sneak" informers  to state to a constable their sus-  spicion that a man has liquor in  his possession. The constable  lays information in his own  name, and the name of the informer will never be disclosed;  Again, should liquor be found in  a man's possession, he is deemed  guilty of violating the Act until  he has proved that he came into  the possession of the liquor legal  ly. All these phases of the Act  are distinctly opposed to British  traditions and customs.  '5. THE. PASSAGE OF THE  ACT WILL CAUSE GREAT UNEMPLOYMENT. The licensed  liquor industry in Brititish' Columbia directly employs nearly  four thousand men, upon whom  there are depending for support  over six thousand persons. All  these will be thrown out of work  should'the Act pass. The Act  also indirectly means a decrease  of business irt very many allied  trades, which now derive a part  of their prosperity from business  coming from licensed premises. \  6.'. THE' ACT INCREASES  TAXATION. At present every  city, municipality and, in' the  unorganized districts, provincial  authorities derive a revenue for  the licensing of the liquor trade.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  fOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  '���������' Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the Yukon Tekriioky, the North-we&t Territories and in a portion of the Province of  British Columbia, mi>y be leased for a term of  ; twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more than 2,500 acres will be leased  to one applicant. (  Application for a lease must be made by the'  applicant in person to the Ai;eni or Sub-Atfent  of the district in which the r.Khls applied for  are situated.  In Burvejed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed teiritory the tiact applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of S5 which will be refunded if the nichts  applied for are noc available, but not otherwise,  A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of, five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Agent with sworn returns acco" ntins for the  full quantity of merchantable coal tm.icd and pay  the ro> alty thereon. If the coal mining rights  aie not being operated, such ������.aiur������is should be  ��������� furnished at least once n year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be  considered necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of JIU.UO an acre.  Kor full information application should be  made to the Secretary of the Department of the  Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of Pominion Lands,  W. W. CORY,  ,, Deputy Minister of the Interior.  ���������   N. II.- Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30CSH).  _gi~---_aiii_g-1������^gB  Thejyiason <Sr Fxisch Piano  of lo-day will make plain our  privilege to state with authority:  "NO FINER  PIANO MADE I"  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  ('I  i\  _  *Ti  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.  Lt .__                  a' -;.h,  illZZ]  r^  ������E3  ������__*  BUSINESS CARDS  o    c  ion  3     O  Fur Sales Agency  MMMM__I KM>_���������_MM__M___ MwS~MMHWW__i  600 defile!^- and trappers of B.C.,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years.  Our sealed hid plan whereby 15 or 20  of the biggest fur buyers in the world  bid on your fur instead of one individual house assures the highest market  price always. .  We hold sales monthly, but will advance 75 per cent, of value on receipt,  sending balance immediately after sale.  Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  HI K JQi= ���������  Jl HI  Dealers and Trappers  \A/HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \A/HAT person so independent?  o  O  \]|/HAT ambition more noble than to  ,   be a producer of  the necessaries  of life?  Bella Coola  farmers are independent;  ���������   they are, strangers to hard times.  '' "THE REASONS for this'enviable condi-  ���������*��������� t'ion 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 theaPrince  RuperUexhibition lasf'year when farm produce from Bella Coola Valley canie'd away  over twenty first prizes.  !>0  c_>  If the Prohibition,.Act passes,  this source of revenue will be  entirely eliminated, and the decrease must be made up by general taxes, which means an in-  creas in tax rate.  The above brief outline, covering a few clauses of the Act,  should cause every reader to read  this Act thoroughly before September 14th, in order that he  may understand the real provisions which it contains.  This referendum question is  not one which should be voted  upon because the mere say-so of  this, that, or the other person,  no matter who they may be, or  what their position. Let the  elector "READ THE ACT" and  "VOTE NO."  ���������Advt.  OELLA, COOLA and the surrounding  JL* 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.  Hon. Wm. Manson, minister of  agriculture, in his speech at Bella  Coola referred to "Honest John";  Oliver as "the great .constitutional lawyer of the Liberal party." As to this we do hot know,  but when it comes to farming  "Honest John" has the Hon.  William both going and coming.  r___  ������  'i������i__i__^4iji#^  Get"Morc Money" lor your Foxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, Beaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collected in youriectios  SHIP YOim'l'UHS DIRECT to "SiIunEKT"Uit hr������est  house In the World dealing exclusively In N0HTH AMERICAN lUW.rUBS  a reliable���������responsible"���������safe Kur House with an unblemished reputation existing for "more than a third of a century." a lone successful record of sendiha Kur.Shippers prompt,SATISFACTORY  AND PROFITABLE returns. Write for "tTfet fcbubnl fctfpptr,"  the Only reliable, accurate mark et report and price list published.  WHie for It-NOW-lfi FREE  A. B. SHU BERT, Inc. D*'|t7c 6T chicago.u_.a.  o  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA COOLA COURIER:  Subscriptione Payable in Advance.  CANADA..  One Year ...... ���������........  Six Months ���������....  Three Months .......^..;.  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(Continued from I'Yont l'aftc.)  drawn from the taxpayers money  and for which he rendered no  appreciable-service, idthe'r to this  district or the province at large.  William Manson on his visits  to Bella Coola used to take a lot  of pride in explaining the work  of the Liberal press to his audience, and advised that the Courier office should be locked up  and the key destroyed.  We could not agree to this, but  instead we are working harder  to boost 13ella Coola, and may-  haps when the railroad is operating through the valley and a  city built, we may dig.William  Manson out, and give him a job  in the city accounting department, where, he will have a  chance to study municipal government and,, muyhaps, after  years of service and good behavior in our city hall, be elected  rftiayor of Bella Coola. In the  mean time we say farewell and  hope that you will enjoy yourself  Mr. Manson..  \, It Will be to your in-  terest to keeP we" in"  formed regarding the  happenings throughout  the Northern section oj  this Province���������  THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM.  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.  DEAL ESTATE booms injhe  cities have come and gone.  People are beginning to flock tc  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 dp it right.  DUILD UP YOUR HOME  D 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.  Ramsay Bros. & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  MANUFACTURERS  OF  Biscuits :: Candy :: Macaroni  Milk and Nut  -   Chocolate Bars  Also Refiners of Syrup  and  Packers of Molasses -  "WE STAND BEHIND OUR GOODS"  ���������7ANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT   OP   COAST���������BAN&E   III.  Take Notice that I, Thomas J.  Whiteside, of Vancouver, B. C, occupation contractor, intend to apply for  permission to purchase the following  described land:  Commencing at a post situated on lhe  north shore of Jackson Passage, about  half a mile within the western entrance  and near a small stream, thence North  20 chains, thence West20 chains, thence  South 20 chains, to the shore, thence  following the shore line to the point of  commencement, containing 40 acres,  more or less.1  THOMAS J. WHITESIDE  Dated. August. 22, IMG.  Sept. 2���������Nov. '1  rV���������  ^  fZ  yv.  InBulk,  cheers and refreshes  at any hour of the day.  You get the most de-  I licious tea when you  use  !SSS&S������335g������3S������?!/'  Pti  IfJU  TEA  $1 a Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  o  _*_������-ii_fM������T-nt���������  HTHE two principal reasons  A   why  you   should   buy  "Shamrock" Hams, Bacon,  Lard, etc., arc:  FIRST���������  There is none better.  SECOND���������  They are the only  brands produced in  B. C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  Burns;  BUTTER   EGGS  and keep your money at home.  /  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and Provisioner������  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Canada's Boys Want Smokes!  Will You Help?  ?  If so, Mr. Francis R. Jones will be pleased to answer any enquiries addressed to the Canadian Office of the Over-Seas Club,  Room-28, Windsor Hotel, Montreal, and will be glad to supply  Collecting Books, Contribution Cards, 'Boxes and Circulars  to any who are willing to.assist.  Ogflvie s  FLoyal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  anB������ain~annBHMB__Mai  Better order a bag now  From  ALL GOOD GROCERS  Saturday, September 9,  1916  '   ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 1895.  rymldsen  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  i  Dry Goods and Notions  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP. HEATING AND COOK STOVES  Large and well assorted stock  of Men's, Boys' and Children's  Clothing,Shirts and Underwear  We carry the largest and most  up-to-date stock of Men's,  Women's and Children's Shoes  in all styles at the lowest possible price. Men's Furnishings  to suit individual tastes    S  - ������  iTQnter-Pack and Riding Saddles  o *  Settlers, Prospe&ors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing but the mosT: suitable articles are kept at prices that  invite competition.  Paints - Oils - Varnishes  - Stains  Crockery and Glassware of all kinds  Patent Medicines of all descriptions  Best brands of Flour.    Feed and Grain of all sorts  kept on hand.    Prompt service  Best Goods���������Lowest Prices���������Largest Stock  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B; BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C.  I  \  K  A-  _s_?  ___B__4  MWHBMBBIMlamBB fl| ��������� j Use  your fran-  Electors! ^*_?__  to "Boss Rule/7   Now is your chance!  com  WEATHER REPORT FOR AUGUST.  Compiled by  Mr. C. H. Urseth, of the  Bella Coola Observatory.  Temperature: Maximum, 74.    Minimum, 45.  Highest Max. (25th) 93, Lowest Min. (30th) 45  Rainfall, 0.62 inches.  Rainfall for the year (1915) 34.33 inches.  VOL. 4���������NO. 47  BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9,  1916.  $1.00 a Year  Vote for Pattullo and Clean Government  Germans Losing  Hold on Thiepval  Paris, Sept. 7���������Fighting going  on now for town of Thiepval in  the Somme region.    The position  won by French south of Somme  was attacked by Germans several times last night, but attacks  were repulsed.    In Verdun sector the Germans directed intense  bombardment   against   Fleury,  our troops   prevented   any advancement.  Leusee Wood Captured  London, Sept. 7���������British again  pushed their line forward on the  Somme front last night.    They  gained full possession of Leusee  wood.    Fighting now continues  between Leusee wood and Combles in the vicinity of Ginchy.  The artillery on both sides is active north  of   Pozieres around  Maquet   farm.    Yesterday   our  heavy artillery effectively shelled  the enemy' s5 position -in Polygon  wood, east of Ypres.  Dum Dam Bullets Being  Used Against Roumanians  Bucharest, Sept. 7.���������Official  statement. We captured at Sep-  si, Gvormy, more than five hundred wagons containing foodstuffs and forage and a completely equipped hospital. In the  upper Maros valley the enemy  used dum dum bullets, we captured 7 officers and 620 men.  The German minister left Bucharest yesterday for Berlin by  way of Russia under Russian  safe conduct.  Russians Going  Ahead  Petrograd, Sept. 7.���������Russian  troop3 yesterday captured Teutonic fortified position in region  of lower Gorodenka in the direction of Halicz, Galicia, and drove  the Austrians towards north west.  In Carpathians our advance continues, our troops captured several heights. On the Caucasus  front, near Ognott, our troops  in advancing indicted heavy losses on the enemy. On the Balkan front, German and Bulgarian  troops are attacking Roumanian  forces in the region of Turtuka.  Petrograd, Sept. 8.-���������Russians  are bombarding the Galician  town of Halicz, sixty miles southwest of Lemberg, the town reported to be in flames. Russian  troops occupied the railway lines  between Halicz, Semikovetzeand  Wodnuki. Fighting in eastern  Galicia yesterday resulted in the  Russians taking 5600 prisoners.  Russians Land in Roumania  Rome, Sept. 7.���������Russian transports landed large Slav contingent at the Roumanian port of  Uonstanza to aid in the opera-  French Make Break in  German Line at Verdun  Paris, Sept. 8.--French captured German first line trenches  over a front of one mile in the  Verdun sector. The breach in  the German line was effected on  the front northeast of Verdun  between Vaux Chapitre region  and the town of Chenois. French  took 250 prisoners. The Germans tried to dislodge us from  Hospital farm on the Somme  front, but without success the  enemy were dispersed and suffered losses.  .  Hand to Hand Fight  for Leusee Wood  London, Sept. 8.���������German attempt to  regain  possession  of  Leusee  woods  was  frustrated,  after a hand to'hand fight with  ! British the Germans were beaten  back.   Stubborn fighting occurred over a front of four miles  between   Vermandovillers   and  Chilly, Germans being forced to  give up portion of Vermandovillers, while the French occupied  outskirts of the railway junction  at Chaulines  and   have thrown  their forces along  the railroad  running from Chaulines to Roye.  It is intimated that the Somme  offensive may be dropped for the  winter owing to the scarcity of  munitions.  Jottings of Bella Coola and District  The   mail   steamer   Camosun j    Mr. Fred Stork, Liberal candi-  came in Monday afternoon being j date for Dominion honors, is at  present visiting Bella Coola.  He  thirty hours behind schedule  time. After discharging freight  and passengars she shifted over  to the cannery wharf and loaded  came south from Prince Rupert  on the S. S. Venture to Namu and  three thousand cases of salmon \ from there by motor launch to  and left early Tuesday morning; , here.    This is Mr. Stork's second  visit to this community and he  Berlin's Report  Berlin, Sept. 8- Russian forces  pressed back the centre of Arch-  Duke Charles' front between Se-  lota Lipa and Dneister river in  Galicia. The town of Clery on  the Somme river has been captured by Entente Allies. Delegates representing Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey met  at Budapest in conference in regard to the extension of traffic  on the Danube.  London, Sept. 8.-���������Subscription  to the German war loan a failure.  Roumanians Occupy Towns  Bucharest, Sept. 8���������Roumanian troops occupied Gyergyo, Dit-  ro and Orsova on the north and  northwest frontier. Guns and  munitions in quantities were  captured from the Austrians.  Roumanians evacuatedTurtukai,  a fortified town on the Danube.  London, Sept. 8.-First two  weeks in August British lost 600  officers killed, 1702 wounded and  204 missing. Since the beginning of the war 38,922 officers  have been killed and wounded.  W. Lemmie, inspector of customs, came up from Vancouver  for the purpose of inspecting  the local office; he left again by  the mail steamer for the south.  Labor Day was observed by the  townspeople . having a picnic.  Lunch was prepared by the ladies  of which a great many of the  citizens partook.  0 . ;   j A VOTE FOR MANSON  j IS. A VOTE FOR BOWSER  9   Percy Gadsden left yesterday  for a trip to Kleena Kleene and  will be gone for two weeks.  John Flewin of Port Simpson,  came over from Kimsquit oh'  Wednesday and left for Rivers  Inlet Friday.  expresses himself as well pleased  with his stay. He addressed a  meeting at the Mackenzie school  on Thursday night, and will  speak at the Colony Hall tonight.  The ballot boxes arrived here  Wednesday nightand all arrangements for the distribution of  same are now completed, though  it is.not known who the returning officers are to be for the different polls in the valley.  PATTULLO,  Thomas Dufferin Pattullo, Broker.  Chicago, Sept. 8.���������Reports of  Greece having joined the Allies  weakened thepriceof wheatand  opening quotations ranged from  1 to 1 3-4 lower.  __ ___  tion against Bulgaria. Unusual  artillery activity on the Trentino  front, the enemy directing intense fire against our positions  on Mount Civaron in the Sugana  valley and on Mount Cauriol in  Fiume valley.  A Liberal meeting was held in  the Mackenzie School on Thursday evening in the interest of T.  D. Pattullo, Liberal candidate,  and the speaker of the evening  was Fred Stork of Prince Rupert,  candidate for the House of Commons in the next Dominion election.  Mr. Stork made a vigorous  speech, and quoting largely from  the Public Accounts delivered  convincing statement in regard  to the deplorable manner in which  this Province has been governed  during the past number of years.  The scandalous expenditure and  the evils of Bowserism were  dealt with in plain language and  the absolute need of a change  was made clear to all.  Mr. Stork predicts a crushing  defeat for Bowserism and that  Brewster will sweep the country.  Bella Coola should be in line  and give T. 1). Pattullo a handsome majority next Thursday.  Kleena Kleene is the name of  anew polling place in the Prince  Rupert electoral district. The  Courier draws special attention  to the name so no mistakes in  the! future "will be made in the  spelling of it. This settlement tvvo weeks, is now able to be  is just one hundred and sixty about town a^ain- His man-V  miles inland from Bella Coola fiends will be pleased to know  and nearly eighty miles inland  that he is so far recovered from  from the head of Knights Inlet.   the severe attack of rheumatic  fever.  PROVINCIAL ELECTION  Your influence and support is respectfully requested.  T. D. PATTULLO.  Liberal candidate for Prince Rupert Riding.  Mark Your Ballot Thus:  MANSON,  William Manson, Accountant.  ARE YOU GOING TO  ENDORSE  THE EVILS OF BOWSERISM  NEXT THURSDAY?  A vote for Manson will be a  vote approving of Bower's deals:  In the Dominion Trust failure.  In the Indian Reserve graft of  $185,000.  In the Pacific Great Eastern  Railway theft where $6,000,000  held in trust were handed out  contrary to law and ���������  Where another $6,000,000 is to  be handed out without security.  Bowserism means political  peonage, with the road superintendent ancl the machine boSs  wielding the whip.  Bowserism means the handing  over of the resources of the province to the big corporations.  Intelligent and honest voters  will vote against Bowserism.  The telegraph line from here to  150 Mile House on the Cariboo  Road, a distance of three hundred and twenty miles, passes  through this community, but no  mail service has yet been established to enable these pioneers  to obtain news of what is going  on in the outside world. Poor  trails partly built by Indians and  partly by the settlers themselves  traversed by pack horses are the  only means of communication.  The ballot boxes are sent in from  here and under ordinary conditions it will take tvvo weeks to  get the returns of this poll, but  the Courier has made arrangements to obtain it by wire at the  earliest possible moment.  Jf Vote for tJXCanson  is a %)ole for {Tjoivser  Latest to hand from Queen  Charlotte Islands states that T.  D. Pattullo will receive seventy-  five per cent of the vote polled.  The total vote over there will be  small as so many of the settlers  have been obliged to leave the  Islands district because of the  prevailing conditions brought  about by the Bowser government. In many respects this  section has fared worse than  Bella Coola even. It is alleged  that roads in some parts of Graham Island have cost the province $10,000 per mile ancl are  wholly unfit to drive a team over.  The few settlers left claim that  William Manson is personally responsible for this useless waste,  and therefore now given a chance  will correct this state of affairs.  The settlers want something different in road building in the  future.   Mr. Wm. Sutherland, who has  been on the sick list for the past  Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Neale arrived back in town last Saturday  from an extended trip through  the Bella Coola Valley as far east  as Stillwater. It was the intention for Mr. Neale to have addressed a meeting of farmers in  the Colony Hall, Hagensborg,  last Saturday. It so happened,  however, that the Hon. William  Manson, minister of agriculture,  wanted the hall for a political  meeting that same evening, so  the farmers had to give way.  Farming and politics do not mix  well; this was the experience  once before when seed oats and  politics had an open rupture in  the same place. The farmers  here do not want any more of  this kind of war just now, at  least not before the European  conflict is settled.  It is expected that the votes  polled in the election nextTnurs-  day will be the most ever cast  in the town of* Bella Coola. The  reason for this is that the local  cannery is in operation and the  fishermen, who by the way are  all residents of the valley, wil!  mark their ballots in town, and  Hagensborg will not have as  many voters as usual ; on that  account this community will have  the largest number of voters outside Prince Rupert city, and it is  the duty of every elector to vote.  The readers of the Courier will  notice the advertisement of the  Fair at Prince Rupert. Be sure  that you do something towards  its success. What about the settlers of Bella Coola getting together and send up a larger lot  of produce than ever before?  Now is the time for action in order to get exhibits sent north in  time for opening day, Sept. 20.  Saying Goodbye!  Yes, William Manson was in  the Bella Coola Valley saying  goodbye to his former friends,  that he has so sadly neglected  ancl who, in the past, have placed  so much confidence in him as the  local member, a confidence which  Mr. Manson should have appreciated, but entirely forgot the  day after election, if indeed he  ever gave it a thought. The  parting in this case is not that so  often spoken of, bitter���������but  rather a sweet sorrow. The fourteenth of September will see  William Manson consigned to the  grave of political incompetents.  The "Courier" also wishes to  say goodbye to Mr. Manson for  the time being, and hopes that  he will live a long time in his  political cloister to enjoy the  sessional indemnities that he has  (Continued on page 4, column 2.)  (Ulutrrlt Nntirr    3  ?  Sunday  School  Church Service  10:45 a.m.  7:30 p.m.  I'reacher for Sunday    kt>v.  \V. H. Gibson.  All Are Welcome.  v  A Public Meeting  will be held in the  Colony Hall, Hagensborg, on  Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p. m.,  in the interest of T. D. Pattullo,  Liberal candidate.  Mr. Fred Stork of Prince Rupert, and Mr. Chris. Carlson of  Bella Coola, will address the  electors.  B. Brynildsen, Chairman.  God Save the King. BELLA  COOLA  COURIER  Saturday,  September 9,  /0/>  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 $1.00  Subscriptions payable in advance.  Subscribers not receiving their copy  regularly please'notify the management  at once. Changes in .address should be  sent in as.soon as possible.  For Advertising Rates,  '    Office.  Apply at  To Correspondents���������While unobjectionable anonymous communications will be published, the  name and address of every yvrilerof such letters  must be given to the editor.  The Editor reserves the rifirht to refuse publi-  ��������� catiun of any letter.    AH manuscript at writer's  risk.  '&u1im jropuli inuirrma rat hx"  SATURDAY.^EPT. 9, 1916.  Bowserism ,Masf Go!  The reports from the various  constituencies,  show   that   the  ' hostility   to   Bowserism   which  prevails:among the coast is common to the province as a whole.  The people are determined to put  an end to the system which has  ��������� bedevilled the public life of the  country, handicapped its development and progress arid compromised its   credit;   the   system  whose-natural progeny were the  Dominion Trust conspiracy, the  squandering of   the  public resources among favorites, the sinister and ruinous railway deals  for which the people now have  to pay, the coarse attempts to  bribe them   with   their, own  rrpney, the substitution of representative   government   with  government by dictatorship, illegality and the cult of the "men  of the world" who "believe in  the necessity of greasing." And  their determination is strength-  people are sold."  We have often heard the state  ments made by the Bowser class ���������  that if the Liberals be elected  there will be no road work and  no jobs.    This with many other  statements now in circulation is  of the rankest type and is only  the creation of aBowserian mind.  When the  Liberal  government  is installed at Victoria, a condition will be created in B. C. by  which every citizen  will have a  square deal.    Prosperity will fall  to the lot of every community,  and its people will  be busy in  other pursuits and will be able  to make money in other  ways  than working on the road; a job  on the road at three dollars a day  will not be the desirable employment it is at present.    The reason why road work is so much appreciated nowadays is that the  people of all sections of the province is so  reduced  financially  that they,, like a drowning person, will grasp at a straw to save  themselves, and so the Bowser  nach'ine has created a cordition  of bondage and the motto "vote  tor Bowser or starve",is the impression   created," or   in   other  words, to keep the voters in line.-  The people of British Columbia  will see to it that on the 14th day  of September a change will be  made and Bowser and his gang,  that have.so successfully oper-  ated the machine, will be buried  forever, and the people of this  the fairest of, all the provinces  be made free men.  ened by the desperation with  .which, the machine and its press,  s_03idized with their money, are  fighting for five more years in  which to fatten off the public  treasury.  '. '. ��������� ������    o    o    o    o  .,    If.Mr. Bowser and his friends  imagine that the people of British  Columbia are going to risk five  years more of. the political doc-  - trine which is the root of these  ' evils, that they are going to con-  *  front-:the difficult period which  will follow the war with Bowserism ih charge of their affairs,  ti 3/are greatly mistaken.    The  ��������� people of this province have had  enough of Bowser rule, of government by order-in-council de-  ��������� termined in secret, of hole-in-the-  corner transactions with concession seekers, of an administration  "tainted at the fountain head,"  ��������� whose chief claims to see virtue  '��������� in  open   bribery.     They  know  now what they did not know in  1912;  'They knew it iast March.  ��������� Mr. Bowser is destined to learn  next month' ��������� what Sir' Richard  /> McBride -,��������� would .have .learned  had he not escaped to his London  palace���������that he cannot fool all  the people all the time.  O       O       O       O       G  Let the people of British Columbia rise to the occasion and  turn out this the most extravagant government that ever existed  in a British possession.  o     o     o     o     o  Will Be Free Men.  "Ill fares the land where pub  lic  offices are  bought and the for the returned soldiers are  The Exigencies of. the  Campaign.  It is indeed regrettable, not  to use a stronger word, that this  campaign witnesses the spectacle  of the premier being charged by  reputable men in the opposition  as telling deliberate falsehoods.  When we say by reputable men  we refer to such as are preeminently leaders in public; men  who have a position, a reputation,  a future at stake. Men who because of their recognized ability  and trustworthiness have by deliberate choice of their fellow  men been placed in their high  positions. We refer to such men  as H. C. Brewster, leader of the  opposition, and M. A. Macdonald,  president of the Provincial Liberal Association, both of whom  were endorsed by nearly two to  one in the last by-elections. We  also refer* to Sir Charles Hibbert  Tupper, a member of one of the  most illustrous families of Canada, for many years a minister  of a Conservative Dominion gov-  3rnment and now prominent in  legal circles.  These men, with others, on the  public platform before hundredt  )f people, deliberately and confidently accuse our premier of  ;elling lies. And although we  read the press as carefully as  our time permits we fail to see  that the accusations are successfully contradicted.  We are not in a position to give  all the accusations made by Mr.  Bowser which the men referred  to declare as false, but will give  as many as we remember at the  moment.  Mr. Bowser accuses Mr. Macdonald of registering J. T. Scott  under an assumed name at the  parliament buildings last spring.  He accused H. C. Brewster of  sying that the lands  set aside  good."  He charges Macdonald with  bringing J. T. Scott to the province for questionable purposes.  He says Macdonald smuggled  one Pearce, implicated in the  plugging affair, out of the province.  He vouches for the truth of  the statement that one A. M.  Johnson of-Nelson, sending a  telegram to Mr. Brewster last  March frantically appealing to  him to frustrate the extension  of the term of the legislature or  else the Liberals would be defeated.  Mr. Bowser alleges, in his  speeches that, there were thousands of votes cast by pluggers  ���������n, the Vancouver by-election  md that that accounted for the  defeat of the government can-  Jidate.  He charges Sir Charles Hib-  ,bert Tupper and the late Sir.  Charles Tupper, with making  dishonorable proposals for privileges to the McBride government  which they turned.down; and  that this laudable action on the  part of the government accounts  for Sir Charles' opposition to the  return of this government to  power.  We repeat what we have stated  several times before that the  self-respect and the dignity of  the province demand that a better qualified person be placed in  the honorable position of premier.  The premier and'everTy other  member-of the government  should be men above suspicion  of committing offenses of a char-  acter^of which these prominent  men accuse Mr. Bowser.  Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd  VANCOUVER,  B.C.  Wholesale  DRY GOODS AND  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  Manufacturers  OF  "PRIDE OF THE  WEST"  BRAND  SHIRTS,   PANTS,   OVERALLS,   MACKINAW  Send for Catalogue  MADE    IN    B. C."  Prompt Attention Given Letter Orderi  IK______HB_H-_-______l  no  'Is This Self Government ?  It seems to us that Mr. Bowser  and his supporters do not understand the fundamental principles  of a democracy, a government  of the people. The people of our  province at the last election elected certain men as their representatives for a term of four  years. It was concluded on all  hands that Richard McBride was  the choice of leader.  Last December, without consulting anyone that we are aware  of," Mr. Bowser elevated himself  into that position. Such action  is not in accordance with any  rules of self-government that  we are acquainted with. Tut it  may be contended that the lieutenant-governor, being the representative of the king, called  him to that position. But as a  rule he is supposed to do what  he is advised and his advisers  receive their authority from the  people and therefore should advise according to their wishes.  It is beyond doubt that Mr.  Bowser advised the lieutenant-  governor in this case.  After he had assumed the office of premier Mr. Bowser committed another sin against the  principles of, a government of  the people. Immediately after  assuming office he should have  ordered a general election to  give thevoterstheir rightful opportunity to express their approval of his action and on any other  issue of the day. This, Mr. Bowser did not think necessary. He  told the people what he intended  to do in,the way of legislation,  reorganized the government and  went ahead and ordered by:elec-  tions in the case of the new sal-,  aried members o'f the government. At Vancouver and Victoria by-elections he was told  emphatically that the people did  not approve of his high-handed  actions.  This did not affect Mr. Bowser  to any great extent. He called  the legislature together ancl when  the term ended for which he and  his colleagues had been elected,  he, in effect-, calmly and deliberately told .the people "We will  serve you awhile longer, whether  you like it or not. You have  hired us as your servants for  fourcyears, but we will stay with  you a few months more in order THE BRITISH COLUMBIA NURSERIES CO. LTD., VVANT MEN to represent!  to give you the legislature we ������(" ^93; SEVENTH AVE. W.-V^COUVER^B. C., them  in different parts of  the Province in the sale of their well-known hardy nurpt-rv stock [  for spring (1917) delivery.    The work is pleasant and remunerative.    Honest, energetic men only are needed.    We particular^!  want a good man at Bella Coola and for coast points, also a man  on the G. T. P. Railway.  The Prince Rupert Fair  September 20 - 21 - 22  $3000 In Cash Prizes,  Cups, Medals, etc.  $900 In Cash Prizes  for Indian Contests  SPORTS-Baseball, Football, Vaudeville Show,  Fireworks, Baby Show, etc.  ONE GATE COVERS ALL  THREE SCREAMING DAYS OF FUN  Reduced transportation on all lines.  Free transportation of Exhibits.  ARE YOU A MEMBER ?���������It costs one dollar per annum  and no more���������Address the Secretary, P. 0. Box IUM,  . Prince Rupert.  think youneed."  Itwill surprise us if the voters  of British Columbia will swallow  effrontery on a scale as extensive  as that.  If practices of such nature are  tolerated.this is not a. government of the people as it is under-,'  stood in other parts of the world  nor do we. think it is British.  o     o     o     o     o  Are you going to let Bowserism  continue aiter Sept. 14?  _u  Breweries and Distilleries  Can Operate.  Section 18 of the Prohibition  Act permits breweries and distilleries to be "operated the same  as at present, and to store and  keep stock within the Province,  and to sell liquor to people outside the Province, or to government vendors in the Province.  What kind of a Prohibition Act  is this?  ESPIONAGE AND BLACKMAIL.  And further, read Section 29.  This provision contravenes every  British principle of justice and  fair treatment. It permits a man  to be an informer, and his name  rot to be given to the person accused. It will lead to espionage  and blackmail of the worst description. It is one of the most  despicable sections ever introduced into any British law. It  is reactionary, and carries us  back to the dark ages.  [Q  o  D  _OE  HOE  m  ^  UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.  REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SERVICE  ���������     BETWEEN  BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER  u. u.      LcUllOSUn      Leaves   Vancouver  every  Thursday at 9 p.m.        (Victoria day previous.)  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'  DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE  ^OTTAWA. 1916 I   -Saturday, : September 9,   1916  BELLA; COOLA  COURIER  EC PROHIBITION ACT  ' STEADILY LOSING  GROUND  Some Of The Reasons Why The  Act Is Not Meeting With  Public Favor.  detrimental to the best interests  of the province from any standpoint.  The parties who are promoting  the fight against the passage ot  the Act are following out a line  of campaign which is unique on  this continent  campaig  on the broad question of the advantage or the disadvantage of  case, and also permits this  iquor to be consumed within the I  province.    Clause 57 is a "Wide!  open" section, as it permits any SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  pOAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in  '"   Manitoba, Saskatchewan s.nd Alberta,  Wherever the B. C. Prohition  A^thas been discussed or studied  the measure has steadily lost in  favor since  the  latter  part of j Prohibition. In British Columbia  May, when it was formally pass-!tne Anti-Prohibition   organiza-  ed ,by- the. Legislature  without j tion throws entirely to one side  one Word from any Member ofjal! the facts and figures usually  the House in favor of the gener- j usecl in Prohibition campaigns,  al principle or. the details ol* the j and simply asks the electors of  ��������� Act.        ' ,    <. .the province to "Read the Act."  The reason for this condition1    Eet the reader glance over a  of affairs is that the Act is, on i few of the principles enunciated  its face, of ���������'strch *a counterfeit;'" the Prohibition Act and see  nature, and its terms  so abso- \ why the passage of the measure  lutel.y contradictory to the gen-; would not be for the advantage  er'al meaning of the word "Pro- of the Province.  hibition",   that  the   public  has'    1.    THE   ACT   DOES   NOT  come-to see that the Act will not PROHIBIT, although it is called  accomplish the ends sought for; a Prohibition Act, it provides for  by real Prohibitionists, and that,  the expenditure of just as much  on the.othsr hand, the passage'money for liquor' by the citizens  of the msasure would  really be .'of  British   Columbia as is now  citizen to import liquor from any  point outside the province, the  ux uu b   uemg   placed   for  any ��������� the Yuk������* territory, the north-west tbrri  tinent.    Anti-Prohibition ]amount and as frequently as the! ^mSVc^l,_BM^Vfe,^?^'^S  ?ns are generally waged person may desire, all this being   ^^-^^l^^J^^^Z  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the A^enl or Sub-A#ent  ol 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 staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of $6 which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not otherwise.  A royalty shall he paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of live cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Agent with sworn returns accenting 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 ac least once a year.,  Ihe lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to pur-  done without any control by the  authorities. Under this clause  a man may place a standing order for a flask of whisky per  day, or a barrel of beer per week,  and have delivery of such shipments made regularly to him,  just as long as he pays the bills.  2. THE ACT WILL SEND  ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF  MONEY OUT  OF  THE  PRO-  VINCE     Clttll^P   ^7   nrnvirlpts     nc '   chase whatever available Burf'ace rights may be  V11N^J_,    V^ldUbe   OI    piOV10.es,    aS     censored 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 f'ominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. Ij.��������� Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.���������30G90.  ������^h������3  The dealer zv/io displays  this sign can supply your  every ammunition  need.  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The Single  Shot is a rugged, accurate little weapon, too. .Remington  UMC .22 cartridges, short, long and long-rifle arc made with  the same care ns our famous high-power metallics. Get a  box or two aud be ready for an hour's fun any time.  Remington Arms Union  Metallic Cartridge Co.  (Contractors ti* tht Jlritteh Imf+rial and  i'Uotiial  GvteriuuntjJ.  WINDSOR.  ONT.        184  Undsi, Eo������. New York, U.S.*.  '_������������������������  A few lines we specially  recommend  Great West Tea  Duerrs���������  Jams and Jellies  Grifi'en & Skelleys  famous gold and  silverbar���������  Canned and dried  ,  frui s  LEESON, DICKIE, GROSS & CO., Ltd.  Wholesale Grocers Vancouver, B. C.  ItAlways  CD  *S  s  noted above, for "wide open"!  importation of liquor. The Prohibition legislation of Washington and Oregon provides for the:  importation of limited amounts  of liquor, only one such permit'  for each month to be granted to  any one individual. Even with  this limited importation enormous amounts of money are now  being daily sent for liquor from  these states to California. If  this is the case where limited  importation only is allowed, what  would be the case in British Columbia, where the right to import is absolutely unlimited, unrestricted and uncontrolled?  3. THE ACT IS CLASS  LEGISLATION. The importation clause makes it easy for the  man with money to get liquor,  and the Act means absolutely  nothing to him. The working or  man of moderate means, accustomed to buy his beer by the  glass, is the man who has not  the means to import liquor in  quantity, and the Act would indirectly deprive him of something he desires to enjoy. The  Act is class legislation also, in  that it provides that a man who  is a boarder or a lodger cannot  have liquor in his possession and,  further, that liquor may.not be  kept'in a house where there are  boarders, where more than three  lodgers are kept, or where the  rooms occupied are in the same  building as a store or business  premises. Provisions such as  the above strike at the working-  man or the man of moderate  means and are class legislation,  pure and simple.  4. THE   ACT  IS  UN-BRITISH.  It provides that a constable  may, at any hour of the day or  night, forcibly enter the private  home of any citizen on the mere  suspicion that he has liquor in  his possession.    Having entered,  the constable may break into any  room of the house, pry open any  closet,   etc.,   in   his search  for  liquor.     Another clause of the  Act permits "sneak" informers  to state to a constable their suspicion that a man has liquor in  his possession.     The constable  lays  information   in   his   own  name, and the name of the informer will never be disclosed.  Again, should liquor be found in  a man's possession, he is deemed  guilty of violating the Act until  he has proved that he came into  the possession of the liquor legally.    All these phases of the Act  are distinctly opposed to British  traditions and customs.  5. THE PASSAGE OF THE  ACT WILL CAUSE GREAT UN-  IS M P LO Y M EN T. The lice used  liquor industry in Brititish Columbia directly employs nearly  four thousand men, upon whom  there are depending for support  over six thousand persons. All  these will be thrown out of work-  should the Act pass. The Act  also indirectly means a decrease  of business in very many allied  trades, which now derive a part  of theirprosperity from business  coming from licensed premises,  G. THE ACT INCREASES  TAXATION. At present every  city, municipality and, in the  unorganized districts, provincial  authorities derive a revenue for  the licensing of the liquor trade.  BUSINESS CARDS  I helVlasonCrriischriano  of to-day will maf\e plain our  prioilege to state with authority:  "NO  FINER   PIANO  MADE I "  SOLD DIRECT BY THE MANUFACTURERS  ^]|  Let us attend  your Victor Record  jl  mailorders���������our service is intelligent  and guaranteed.        Write for Catalogue  Mason & Risch Ltd.  738 GRANVILLE ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  USKj==^-rj^l"gj:__l������:^~_r-_jf_������:P^-'9^^^=-^"-S^T?S?r*'!,^:?^^'^W':^i^'~? ^S'-1^*i-���������*?}^^?^���������?  HOE  Fur Sales Agency  600 dealers and trappers of B. C,  Yukon and Alaska have taken advantage of our Fur Sales Agency for 3 years.  Our sealed bid plan whereby 15 or 20  of the biggest fur buyers in the world  bid on your fur instead of one individual house assures the highest market  price always.  We hold sales monthly, but will advance 75 per cent, of value on receipt,  sending balance immediately after sale.  Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.  LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES  AGENCY, LTD.  54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.  IOE  Dealers and Trappers  ^X/HAT person so happy and contented as the prosperous farmer?  \kTVLAT person so independent?  \X7HAT ambition more noble than to  be a producer of   the necessaries  of life?  Bella  Coola  farmers are independent;  they are strangers to hard times.  ""THE REASONS for this enviable condi-  ���������*��������� tion of affairs are obvious to anyone  who knows the Bella Coola Valley.  The land is fertile and needs little or no  irrigation. The climate is mild and enjoyable ; long warm summers with sufficient  rainfall and mild winters make for excellent crops.  Large and small fruits, garden and field  crops are grown to the best advantage.  This fact was established at the Prince  Rupert exhibition last year when farm produce from Bella Coola Valley carried away  over twenty first prizes.  If the Prohibition Act passes,  this source of revenue will be  entirely eliminated, and the decrease must be made up by general taxes, which means an in-  creas in tax rate.  The above brief outline, covering a few clauses of the Act,  should cause every reader to read  this Act thoroughly before September 14th, in order that he  may understand the real provisions which it contains.  This referendum question is  not one which should be voted  upon because the mere say-so of  this, that, or the other person,  no matter who they may be, or  what their position. Let the  elector "READ THE ACT" and  "VOTE NO."  ���������Advt.  OELLA COOLA and the surrounding  country possesses wonderful wealth  in timber, as yet almost entirely undeveloped, and perhaps at no other point  on the Northern Coast is there the same  opportunity for a remunerative investment as in a saw mill at Bella Coola.  ]  Hon. Wm. Manson, minister of  agriculture, in his speech at Bella  Coola referred to "Honest John"  Oliver as "the great constitutional lawyer of the Liberal party." As to this we do not know,  but when it comes to farming  "Honest John" has the Hon.  William both going and coming.  Get "More Money" for your Foxes  Muskrat, White Weasel, Ccaver, Lynx, Wolves,  Marten and other Fur bearers collected In yoaraectloa  SHIP VOITH FI.TKS DIIIKCT to "SU UIIEBT" tlie largest  house in the World dealing exclusively InNORTU AMERICAN RAW FUKS  a reliable���������responsible���������sale luir House with an unblemished rep-  utiition existing for "more tlimi a third of a century," a long successful record of sending I'ur Shippers prompt.SATISFACTORY  AND I'ROl'ITAIU.H returns. Write for "���������be l&bubtrt febipprr."  the only reliable, accurate market report and price list published.  Write for U-NOW-ICn FREE  AtJ   QUTTRFRT   Tr������-    25-27 WEST AUSTIN AVE.  . fc������. anu tSUK 1, inc. Dopt.c 67 Chicago,u.sj_  llT.-������������������-��������������������������������������������������������������� '  ���������������������������_.. ���������_���������_.���������_..-.���������. --~,��������� r  SUBSCRIPTION RATES OF  BELLA  COOLA COURIER.  Subscriptions Payable in Advance.  CANADA.  One Year $1-00  Six Months   0.75  Three Months  0.50  UNITED STATES.  One Year  $1.50  United Kingdom and the Continent.  One Year $1.00  SUBSCRIPTION BLANK.  BELLA COOLA PUBLISHING CO.  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  Enclosed please find   for Bella Coola Courier for.. ,  Name   LTD.  subscription  P. O   Tear out and mail today, with amount of ������ub������cription cncloted a-  BEL LA COOLA COURIER  o   c  30E  D  for the  ONE DOLLAR  FOR ONE YEAR  The Courier is the only  newspaper published on  the mainland coasT between. Vancouver and  Prince Rupert. "  A distance of six hundred miles.  // will be to your interest to ������eep well informed regarding the  happenings throughout  the Northern section oj  this Province���������  THE "COURIER"  GIVES THEM,  Saying Goodbye!  (Continued from Front Page.)  drawn from the taxpayers money  and for -which  he rendered no  appreciable service, either to this  district or the province at large.  William Manson on his visits  to Bella Coola used to take a lot  of pride in explaining the work  of the Liberal press to his audience, and advised that the Courier office should  be locked up  and the key destroyed.  We could not agree to this, but  instead we are working "harder  to boost Bella Coola, and may-  haps when the railroad is operating through'  the  valley and a  city built, we may dig William  Manson out and give him a job  in the city accounting  department,   where   he   will   have   a  chance to study municipal gov--  ernment   and,   mayhaps,   after  years of service and. good behavior in our city hall, be elected  mayor,of  Bella Coola.    In  the  mean time we"say farewell and  hope that you will enjoy-yourself  Mr. Manson.   .  The Coffee of Distinction  because   of   its   exquisite  -   flavor  Packed in our new hygienic  AIR-TIGHT TIN   )  The W. H. Malkin Company, Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Canada's Boys Want Smokes!  ADVERTISERS-  Now is the time to keep  your name- before the  public. ; No manufacturer or.whole'salehouse can  afford to let slip the opportunity of increased  sales that public advertising brings.  Ramsay Bros. & Co. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  .:    '       MANUFACTURERS  - OF    -     'j.  Biscuits :: Candy :: Macaroni  Milk and Nut  Chocolate Bars  Also  Refiners of Syrup  and  -Packers of Molasses  WE STAND BEHIND OUR GOODS"  ���������7ANCOUVER LAND DISTRICT  DEAL ESTATE booms in the  cities have come and gone.  People are beginning to flock to  the country. The North-West'  Coast of British Columbia offers  opportunities for all. Did not  know, is no excuse. Investors  should keep posted on developments by reading the "Courier  DISTBICT   Or   COAST���������RANGE   HI.  Take Notice that I, Thomas J.  vVhiteside, of Vancouver, B. C, occupation contractor, intend to apply for  permission to purchase the following  described land:  Commencing at a post situated on the  north shore of Jackson Passage, about  half a mile within the western entrance  and near a small stream, thence North  20 chains, thence West 20 chains, thence  South 20 chains, to the shore, thence  following the shore line to the point of  commencement, containing 40 acres,  more or less.  THOMAS J  Dated, August 22. 1910.  WHITESIDE.  Sept. 2���������Nov. 4  Will You Help?  You are judged by the  stationery that you use.  Let us do your job printing.   We will do it right.  DUILD. UP YOUR. HOME  TOWN. Do not. talk���������support home industries ��������� talk is  cheap.' The best way to show  that you are in earnest is to  practise it.  Support the "Courier" and you  are doing something for yourself  and your community.  If so, Mr. Francis R. Jones will be pleased to answer any enquiries addressed to the Canadian Office of the Over-Seas Club,  Room 28, Windsor Hotel, Montreal, and will be glad to supply  Collecting Books, Contribution Cards,."Boxes, and Circulars  to any who are willing to assist.  ADVERTISE IN THE "COURIER  99  The Courier  $1 a Year  Published every  Saturday at  BELLA COOLA, B. C.  HTHE two principal reasons  * why you should buy  'Shamrock" Hams, Bacon,  Lard, etc., are:  FIRST���������  There is none better.  SECOND���������  They are the only  brands produced1 in  B. C. under government inspection.  Ask for "SHAMROCK"  o    c  HOE  )     O  Burns:  'BACON  HAMS  LARD  BUTTER   EGGS  and keep your money at home.  Ogilvie's  Royal Household Flour  always gives satisfaction  Better order a bag now  P. BURNS & CO., Ltd.  Packers and Provisioned  Calgary     Vancouver     Edmonton  From  ALL GOOD GROCERS  Saturday, September 9,  /ojg  ESTABLISHED AT BELLA COOLA IN 189,5  r������  Brynildsen &G  LEADING   DEALERS   IN  General Merchandise  Dry Goods and Notions  Staple and Fancy  Groceries  HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE  CAMP. HEATING AND" COOK STOVES  Large and well assorted stock  of Men's, Boys' and Children's  Clothing, Shirts and Underwear  We carry the largest and most  up-to-date stock of Men's,  Wqmen's and Children's Shoes  in all styles at the lowest possible price. Men's Furnishings  to suit individual tastes     ������    &  _____ ���������  ' v'     ''.  Tents-Pack and Riding Saddles  Settlers, Prospedors, Hunters, Trappers, Campers and Land-Seekers will  find it to their advantage to look over  our stock. Nothing but the mosT: suitable articles are kept at prices that  invite competition.  Paints -  Oils - Varnishes  -  Stai  ams  Crockery and Glassware of all kinds  Patent Medicines of all descriptions  Best brands of Flour.     Feed and Grain of all sorts  kept on hand.    Prompt service  [ Best Goods-Lowest Prices-Largest StocT  RAW FURS BOUGHT AND SOLD  B. BRYNILDSEN & CO., BELLA COOLA, B.C.

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