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IviSIT  BELLA COOLA.   EXCELLENT HUNTING AND  FISHING.
WEATHER   REPORT
Compiled  by  Mr. C.  H. Urseth, of the
Bella Coola Observatory.
Temperature for  the   month  of April,
maximum, 56,  minimum, 39.17.
Rainfall for same period, 2.85.
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BELLA COOLA, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 30,  1914.
$1.00  a Year
Sa Coola Celebrates Empire Day
ruitors From All Parts of Northern Coast Join in
Festivities
fe people of Bella Coola Val-
fehose Friday and  Saturday
, ^»Sd and 23rd) as being most
^l&nient to all concerned to
'' '^molding of the Empire Day
: Celebration, which is yearly be-
'/^tommgmoregenerallyrecognized
' - as'one of the most enjoyable fes-
;Uv;lls held on the northern Pacific
_   4 coast".
,   '   ^Ishooting Competition.
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/'■»*;> VBy   Friday   morning   many
r-'7* people from the upper parts of
«5' ^Ke valley had assembled in the
*" • :^own<to attend the shooting competition, which took place on the
'    •! range on Mr. A. C. Christensen s
"' " fields:7 This competition drew no
^'Uess^than thirty-one entries and
JafterSsome very close shooting
- "¥as?uitimately won by Mr. Fred-
^^ertkton, with a young Indian
' Earned Taleo Gordon a close sec-
s?/ond£   The performance of the
* -^'intiian was particularly interest-
" ing;owing to the fact that he has
but one arm.
„ " Boat Races.
r\  " A'fter lunch all hands proceeded'to the wharf to witness a race
J^forlocal fishing boats, which was
r" fully expected to be one of the
r'H^st>exciting events on the pro-
-  gram1;    Nine boats entered and
1 were sent across the line with a
1 ,        light   westerly    breeze/which
' however, fell away  completely
&^ and after waiting patiently for
»««(. a breeze for some time it was
flli|Lmutually agreed to abandon the
vSBk race. The crowd which thronged
""Hhe   wharf was, however,  well
tnessing the
•mance of a
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?y's
•ist.
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f»■•'«'
,pd   boat   from    Bella   Bella
|ch in a race with two large
l^fower boats, showed a clean pair
'lioflleels and succeeded in reach-
'T%|f the finishing line 14 1-2 min-
r *"uter ahead of the second boat.
r.'Tl& owner of   the  Bella  Bella
k* "fr$er",   with  a   generous  and
"^sportsmanlike spirit, had agreed
.   to.allow his competitors fifteen
minutes  time allowance over a
course of about eight miles, and
mouth. This, however, proved
to be.but a flash in the pan, and
settling down to their work the
home team soon made amends
and finally gained a well deserved
win by the score of 26 against 14.
During the game the spectators were treated to a number of
admirably rendered selections by
the Bella Bella band of which
further mention will be made.
An Enjoyable Dance.
To wind up a very pleasant day
many residents and visitors accepted the invitation of Mr. F.
G. Hagan of the Grand View
Hotel to a dance, which was
greatly enjoyed by all present.
The excellent music provided by
Mrs. T. P. Saugstad (piano),
Messrs. T. P. Saugstad and P.
Gadsden (violins), and A. Crich-
tori (cello), added greatly to the
success of the evening, their untiring efforts to please being
greatly appreciated.
Saturday's Sports.
The main part of the program
was  reserved  for Saturday   in
order to permit the many visitors
from the  neighboring ports to
participate.    The first event was
the  marathon race which took
placeat.9:30a. m., by which time
the beautifully decorated sports
grounds on the Indian reserve
were   thronged   with   pleasure
seekers.    Sharp to time the various competitors were started by
Mr. P. J. Kenyon, who acted as
official started for all the events.
The race was an excellent one in
every way, and to the last, when
James Hoage of   the  Crossing
breasted the tape with a handsome lead, interest was never
lacking.    Ed. Grant gained second place after an exciting race
with W.  Davis.    Jim Kelly the
young Indian who won so .easily
last year failed to show the same
form and was placed among the
tail-enders, much to the disappointment of his many admirers.
Horse Races.
fall the plucky rider soon recovered and is suffering no ill
effects from his mishap.
The final between B. F. Jacob-
sen's, Babe, Fred Grant's, Beauty, and V. Clayton's, Fanny,
proved a magnificent race and
was deservingly won by the latter. Mr. Clayton was the recipient of many congratulations
on his success in capturing the
handsome trophy specially donated by Mr. N. G. Patterson of
the S.S. Camosun.
Lunch time having now arrived
everyone repaired to the sports
ground where well appointed refreshment stands were well
patronized. Following lunch,
time was allowed for the people
to indulge in cocoa-nut shying,
and other similar lines of amusement, after which the sports
were resumed at about 2 o'clock.
Other Events.
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liki&as a matter of much regret
aSHigffi&any   that she 'failed   to
tll§§|e up her time by half a min-
^Se%he prize therefore passing
Me. "Quatna"  of  the local
cannery.
The Bella Bella speed boat is
well worthy of special mention.
Twenty feet in length with a 10
' h. p. engine, she is capable of
making eighteen miles an hour.
Mr. Fred Carpenter, of Bella
Bella, the owner and builder is
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l||||-to be congratulated on his pos-
^S^flseSsion of such a beautiful little
;,   the  likes  of   which   has
^flfeVer previously graced our local
'•■■■'••.l^ivwaters.
Baseball Game.
M5By 3:30 the scene of the boat
raifie  was  deserted,   the  people
having all made their way over
to   Mrs.   Clayton's  field to  see
baseball match between the Bel-
'/ ■        la Coola team and a team from
'(\        Kimsquit and Bella Bella.    The
game started sensationally, the
"    visitors piling on a score of six
in the course of  the  first  few
minutes, and local fans began to
look   extremely   down   in   the
More than ordinary >interest
was evoked by the horse races
owing to the fact that several
strange horses were entered and
all had received careful training.
The first heat provided an excellent race, Mr. B. F. Jacobsen's
Babe (last year's winner), ridden by T. Leveton, being first
past the winning post.    The second heat was an easy thing for
Vincent Clayton with his beautiful bay mare, Fanny.    The third
heat provided considerable  excitement, when a fine chestnut
mare, Nell, ridden by W. Robinson left the track and for a while
looked   like   dashing   into   the
crowd.    The rider, however, succeeded  in   bringing his   mount
past the finishing post only to be
disqualified.    The heat was given to Fred Grant's Beauty, but
wishing to give his competitor
another chance Mr. Grant generously offered to run the heat over
again.    This time, however, W.
Robinson's mount again left the
track and commenced bucking,
finally  succeeding in  throwing
her jockey heavily to the ground.
Though stunned   by the  heavy
The events which were too
numerous to allow of special
mention resulted as follows: 100
yards dash, 1, V. Clayton; 2, T.
Levelton. 80 yards (girls from
12 to 15 years) 1, Ella Levelton;
2, Clara Widsten. 100 yards,
(boys under 12 years) 1, Andrew
Widsten; 2, Robert Brynildsen.
Race for unmarried ladies, 1,
Susie Christenson; 2, Phyllis Gibson. One mile flat, 1, W. Davis;
2, T. Levelton; .3, J. Kelly. 80
yards (girls 9-to 12 .years) 1,
Janet Gibson; 2, Lilly Gordon.
Race for married ladies, 1, W.
Wright; 2, D. C. Balfour. Egg
and spoon race, 1* Miss Susie
Christensen; 2, Miss Annie Levelton. Running broad jump, 1,
V. Clayton; 2, J. Hoage. Half
mile flat, 1, W. Davis; 2, T. Levelton; 3, O. Fosbak. Thread
and Needle race, 1, V. Clayton;
2, J. Pauline. Obstacle race, 1,
Ed. Grant; 2, T. Levelton. 1-4
mile flat, 1, Walter Davis; 2, V.
Clayton. Race for Indian women
1, Alice CI ell am an; 2, Lena Kelly.
Relay race, J. Pauline's team.
Race for Indian men, A. King.
Great amusement was caused
by the bolster bar competition
which drew a large number of
entries.    In this event, two contestants sit facing   each other
astride of   a well-polished Toar
some five feet above the ground.
Each is armed with a pillow and
on the given word each endeavors to knock the other off the
bar into a pile of loose hay spread
underneath  to   break  the fall.
One bout between a certain well
known  Indian   and   an   equally
well known white man, both of
whom boast of considerable waist
measurement,    caused    intense
amusement.    The onslaught was
terrific   and   evoked  great applause, until the Indian, whose
rotundity of form was slightly
the greater,  received  a  whack i
which placed him hors-de-combat
in  the  straw-pile.       The final
round between T. Levelton and
J. Hoage resulted in a well earned
win for the former.
The tug of war proved another
interesting event. The Bella
Coola Indian team has always
proved too much for the whites
and this occasion was no exception. The first pull was won by
the Indian team without much
difficulty and for a while it looked as if they would pull the white
men off the ground. At the second attempt, however, the white
men raised the hopes of their
supporters by pulling their husky
opponents with apparent ease.
The final was the best pull ever
seen in Bella Coola. Both teams
took the strain fairly and on the
word fgo, neither gave way an
inch and so they remained for
upwards of ten minutes when the
superior training of the Indians
gained for them a well deserved
and popular victory. The winners were a stalwart set of men
and it would take an exceedingly
strong team to beat them.
The greasy pig hunt which was
expected to provide a lot of fun
proved a rather tame affair, the
capture being easily and speedily
effected by Orville Robinson.
This occasioned some disappointment and on future occasions it
would be well if a more speedy
animal, not quite so thoroughly
domesticated, was acquired for
the purpose.
The Bella Bella Band.
Jottings of Bella Coola and District
The success of the occasion was
in no small measure due to the
presence of the famous Bella
Bella band, which under the able
leadership of Mr. Bert Humchit
rendei-ed selections of high class
music on both Friday and Saturday afternoon. The bandsmen
in their tasteful uniforms presented an extremely smart appearance, and in their numerous
renderings showed themselves
to be musicians of a very high
order. Bandmaster Humchit
showed marked ability in his
conducting and is to be complimented on the efficiency of his
band. The band consists of
twenty-two pieces, and with each
in the hands of a well trained
musician the effect is most gratifying and merits the highest
commendation. Such efficiency
is only attained by great effort
and perseverance along with a
natural aptitude, and no small
mead of praise is due to each
member for the keen interest
which he must necessarily have
exercised in contributing his
quota to the perfection of the
whole band. The thanks of the
people of Bella Coola are due to
the Bella Bella bandsmen, and
while trusting that they enjoyed
their visit, it may not be untime-
to express the earnest wish that
they will again honor us with a
visit next year.
Distribution of Prizes.
When the program of sports
had been brought to a close, Mr.
Wm. Sutherland, vice-president
of the Development League, took
the stand and in a few well
chosen words thanked the people
for their attendance and requested Mrs. Chas. Draney to present the prizes, which duty she
performed  in her  usual   kindly
manner.
In moving a vote of thanks to
Mrs. Draney, Mr. H. L. Harris
took occasion to remark that this
was the sixteenth year that Bella
Coola had been honored by the
presence of Mrs. Draney at the
annual celebration of Empire
Day, and he trusted that she
would continue to favor us similarly in the future.
Three rousing cheers and a
i tiger for Mrs. Draney, and a
similar compliment to the band
concluded the day's entertainment, everybody joining heartily
in the national   anthem led by
Among the numerous visitors
to Bella Coola for Empire Day
festivities were, Mr. and Mrs. C.
W. Homer, Messrs. A. H. Tom-
linson, provincial horticulturist,
and D. Allen, of Prince Rupert.
Inspector of Indian agencies, A.
M. Tyson, and Mr. C. Mills, from
Vancouver. Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Draney and family, from Kimsquit. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Pauline,
Messrs. Grouth, Q. Eagan, and a
large party from Bella Bella.
Messrs. Moore and A. Hallet,
from Namu. A. K. Preston of
Vancouver, representative of
Braid & Co.
Mr. C. Mills, kindly acted as
one of the judges for the sports,
his able services in this regard
being greatly appreciated by the
committee in charge of the arrangements for the day.
Mr. A. K. Preston who was
returning to Vancouver after his
first visit to the north, during
which he travelled over the line
of the Grand Trunk Railway as
far as Tete Jaune Cache, reports
trade very brisk in the many new
towns and settlements.
He expressed himself as highly
pleased with what he saw of Bella Coola and hopes to become
better acquainted with the place
on some future occasion.
The provincial government experimental plot at Aytoun ranch
is looking first rate and quite up
to the expectations of Mr. A. H.
Tomlinson the provincial horticulturist, on the occasion of his
recent inspection.
Our local farmers would do
well to make frequent visits to
this plot, as much useful information may be gained by so
doing.	
Foreman R. O. N. Eilison and
his bridge crew 'have moved up
to the Saloomt Valley were they
are engaged on the construction
of a new seventy-five foot span
in the bridge crossing the Saloomt River.
The work of clearing the street
to the jail is nearing completion
and has considerably altered the
appearance of the town in that
quarter.    __■
The S. S.  Camosun made her
usual weekly call at this port on j
i
Sunday last bringing several
passengers, among whom was
Rev. W. H. Gibson, returning
from the Methodist conference.
Sam Grant is busily engaged
in giving the jail a much needed
coat of paint.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Robinson
are to be congratulated on the
birth of a baby daughter, which
auspicious event occurred on
Tuesday last.
Geo. Turner of Kleena Kleen
arrived in town on Monday last,
leaving his pack-train of twenty-
two head of horses at Hagens-
borg. He reports that the settlers are keenly interested in the
matter of a wagon road from
Bella Coola to the Interior, and
would be pleased to co-operate
with the people of this valley in
an effort to obtain same.
S. S. Celtic called here on Monday with gasoline and explosives.
The Fisheries Protection cruis-
Malaspina paid a brief visit to
this port on Wednesday.
0. W. Robinson and H. Davidson came up from Ocean Falls on
Wednesday. They report things
very quiet at the Falls. Preparations are being made to send
a large boom of logs to the Swan-
son Bay saw mill, presumably to
be cut for use at that place.
the band.
As is usual in Bella Coola at
this time of the year the weather-
was perfect, and with the beautifully situated grounds gaily
decked with flags and bunting,
the scene was exceedingly pleasing to the eye, and the general j
opinion is that this was the best'
celebration ever held in this part.
The Evening.
Saturday evening, like the evening previous, was given over to'
dancing, and all those who were
so inclined were again made welcome at the Grand View Hotel, j
the gathering only dispersing on
the near approach of Sunday
morning. The excellent orchestra was on this occasion augmented by the inclusion of Mr. Arthur
Hallet of Namu, whose clever-
playing on the guitar was greatly appreciated. A daintily served
supper was greatly enjoyed and
everyone expressed themselves
as extremely pleased with the
evening's enjoyment.
Dr. R. C. Best and the hospital
staff from Bella Bella left for
the summer hospital at Rivers
Inlet on Tuesday. ThetugShim-
oiget, one of the best on the coast,
at present engaged in connection
with the Brunswick cannery
made the transfer. Both the
aforementioned hospitals are
well equipped, but the transfer
of the personal effects of the staff
together with instruments and
apparatus made the occasion a
busy one for those concerned.
J. Jackson and J. Nelson left
town early in the week for the
Upper Valley where they have
joined Max Heckman's road gang
NOTICE.
A meeting of the Executive
Committee of the Development
League will be held at Mr. A. C.
Christensen's house on Monday,
June 1st, at 8 p. m.
A full attendance is requested.
Hubert L. Harris. Sec.
TO OWNERS OF DOGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that hereafter, any dog or dogs
pursuing, worrying or destroying
any domestic animal, elsewhere
than on the land belonging to
the owner of such dog, will be
destroyed according to the law
for such cases made and provided
(Animals Act, Section 4.)
Frank Broughton,
Provincial Constable.
i Bella Coola, B.C., May 7, 1914.
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i Oar Duty.
.If is instinctive with the Britisher to appropriately celebrate
occasions Jof great historical significance, <an'd in this regard the
people of Bella Coola are in no way
behind:.. This is only one way
in which-we are pleased.to manifest our loyalty to the British
Crown.
Newcomers amongst us are
generally-struck with the great
interest taken in politics by the
people of this Valley, and often
ask why we are always (as they
term it) kicking. It is true that
in no part of the province, or
even the Dominion, could be
found -a place "with the same
population where a greater
interest is taken,in matters pertaining to the public welfare.
• Free speech, a free press, and
the privilege of unfettered
.thought are the rights of British
citizenship, and he is failing in
his duty as a good citizen who
does not take advantage of these
privileges, and accept his share
of the responsibility of safeguarding the interests of the country,
so that our magnificent heritage
may be handed on to our children
unimpaired.
Political feeling runs high in
Bella Coola, and often we cannot see eye to eye with one another, but we each must respect
the other* for his opinion, and
even if wecannot agree with our
neighbor we should recognize
that he is fulfilling his duty as a
citizen by becoming sufficiently
informed on public matters to
have an opinion of his own.
The map who has no opinion
on matters political, is a drone
in the hive. He belongs to a
dangerous element, which only
too often is responsible for
serious blunders in electing the
wrong man to represent us, who
in consequence of wilful perversity or crass ignorance sacrifices
the best interests of the country
for petty party advantages, or
even for personal gain.
Unmitigated Gall.
The Omineca Herald publishes
an account of the visit of Deputy-
Minister of Public Works, J. E.
Griffith, and Wm. Manson, M. P.
P., to New Hazelton, in which it
is clearly shown that their
visit resulted in nothing more
than utter dissatisfaction, disappointment and even disgust to
everyone in that locality.
The visit of. these gentlemen
to that place was primarily for
the purpose of examining the
new high-level bridge, constructed by a private company, and
which the government has been
asked to take over and construct
a road connecting it with the
original government road.
Our contemporary states that
"they arrived at this bridge
about dark and spent a few minutes looking at its magnificence.
Then they drove to New Hazelton, arriving there after nine-
thirty, and held a meeting with
the executive committee of the
Conservative Association."
Mr.  Griffith, while admitting
that the bridge was substantial,
well built, and capable of carrying the weight for which it was
intended,-stated that it was not
up to the government standard.
,The best he could do was to
offer two thousand dollars for
roads to and from this bridge,
provided- the   bridge   company
dbuld be induced to hand it over
to the government free of charge.
Even then the Deputy-Minister
of Public Works would give no
assurance that this paltry $2,000
would be spent on the road in
time to make it- passable' for
wagons, or even that the money
would "be spent at all.    Yet he
had the gall to'ask that the Department be presented with a
$43,000 bridge, the finest in the
province.
We know enough of the people
of NewT Hazelton to imagine
their indignation at treatment of
this kind, which is nothing less
than an insult to their intelligence, and we shall be greatly
surprised if they do not wreak
their vengeance on those responsible at the first opportunity.
"Not up to our standard" says
Mr. Griffith. It would be interesting to know what is the government's standard for bridges.
We wonder if the bridge over the
Nootsatsum River, built according to government specification,
the piers layed on skids in the
moving bed of the river, and
which lasted a few months when
it was swept away, was up to
government standard.
The standard of public works
in this province is very low indeed, as is instanced in our roads,
rYEAST
MAKESlPiERlXgT jBREAD
but at the same time it is costly,
and v no one knows this better
than we in Bella Coola Valley.
New Hazelton district this year
receives the magnificent sum of
$9,500 for roads. Last year the
government received from that
district half a million dollars
revenue.
-Now, you people of New Hazelton, do you understand what Sir
Richard McBride meant when he
said that public works would be
curtailed "Particularly in the
North."
o     o    o     o    o
Here is another "monument"
which will stand to the memory
of the Premiership of Sir Richard
McBride, the creator of British
Columbia's "prosperity".
Cents were first used in Vancouver and Victoria in the year
1914.
W7e wonder if the introduction
of copper is an effort on the part
of Sir Richard to reduce the
present high cost of living.
Who would not be a railroad
promoter in these days? Is it
not dead easy for the people to
find the money and for you to
own the line?
There is no business equal to
it. There will be a rush of
railway promoters to Ottawa if
this is to continue.
o     o     o     o     o
More Borden Prosperity.
In the month of April, 1913,
the total revenue of the Dominion amounted to $12,145,455.    In
other words,   there  was a decrease of $2,296,457 or more than
eighteen per cent.   The greater
part of the decrease came in the
falling off in custom's revenue,
an indication of a continued drop
in Canadian trade.    For months
past there has been a great and
steady decline of Canadian trade
and the April   figures  indicate
that this accompaniment of Borden rule continues markedly evident.
o    o     o     o     o
Only $6,000,000 Out!
The looseness and inaccuracy
of the information in regard to
Canadian Northern affairs which
is  being given  by the Borden
government may be gauged from
the fact that in one case alone
the ministry omitted a $6,000,000
item. Between such close friends
as the government and Mackenzie & Mann $6,000,000 may be a
mere bagatelle but the average
citizen  of   Canada is likely to
have a somewhat different idea.
The omission of the $6,000,000
item—$5,995,734, to be exact—
was made in the government return    showing   the   estimated
amount required to complete the
construction   of   the   Canadian
Northern. The sum lef tout is the
amount required to complete the
Montreal tunnels and terminals.
As soon as Liberal newspapers
gave publicity to the fact that
the item had been omitted the
government apologists hastened
to explain that the "mistake"
was due-to an "error in transmission."     It is quite possible
that this was the case, but the
-incident is illuminating as indicating the inaccuracy and unreliability of the "information" in
regard to the affairs of Mackenzie & Mann- which Mr. Borden
and his colleagues are giving the
people,who, under Borden legislation, are to endorse notes for
the two railway magnates to the
huge amount of $45,000,0001
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fact.
Under the original act a person ]
desiring to transfer his vote from
his former to his present place
of residence obtained from the
registrar of-voters in the district
wherein he was registered a certificate to the   effect   that his
name had been  removed from
the list.    He then forwarded this
certificate with his affidavit, form
A, to the registrar of voters for
the district in which he was then
resident, and after ten days the
registrar placed his name on the
list.    By the last amending act,
form A is changed so as to refer
only to British subjects by birth,
and   as   a   naturalized   subject
could not take such an affidavit
he cannot get his vote transferred.
JOHN OLIVER.
New Westminster, May 19,1914.
The Bank of British North Am
—=1        SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
Accounts opened for amounts of $1 and upwards.    No not
'"■','.•    required for withdrawing.
DRAFTS, MONEY ORDERS, LETTERS OF CREDIT a-
TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES issued, negotiable anywhere
«
b
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COLLECTIONS
made
at lowest rates.
Agents and Correspondents
in every part of the world.
Agents for
DEN  NORSKE
CREDIT BANK
J. N. CRAN, Manager
Bella Coola Brand
If Sir William;Mackenzie has
his way parliamentary candidates will in future have to be
selected subject to his approval
or the constituencies will have
to suffer in their railway facilities. Why not hand over the
representatioTLof the country to
him at once ? ; Apparently he
cannot ask more than the present
government are willing to give.
o     o     o     o     o
H. B.;Amesf'M; P., in reference
should "use. a long spoon»
supping with the devil." I
very popular Bill and Dan l-
Ottawa.
o     o     o     o     o
Canadians  should not •
that the ancestors of the
ites of today objected si-
quite as strongly as the n
are now doing in Ulster,
grant of Home Rule for Li
They  predicted—and  prec
falsely. as time nas shown-
same "evils they are now \>u
to the  C. N. R. deal,  says one' ing for Ireland
A decided economy in fuel consumption^
effected by using nickelled steel in g*
€Rgj®jie
oven. It attracts and; holds t
heat far better than most o\
materials. See the McClary dealer.
Sold By All General Merchants.
Kemp's INVALID P0R1
A SUPERIOR  MEDICATED  WINE
Unsurpassed as a
TONIC,  STIMULANT  AND   INVIGORATQR ; (
_        _      rr> - f , J      Wholesale Distribute
J. A. lepoorten Ltd.,vANcouvERLB.cs
PROJECTED ROUTE OF THE PACIFIC & HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.
UNION STEAMSHIP CO. OF B.C., LTD.
Boscowitz Steamship Co., Ltd.
REGULAR FREIGHT  AND PASSENGER SKKVlCK
BETWEEN
BELLA COOLA and VANCOUVER
S.S.CAMOSUN^^J^Sl?al „ „
LEAVES BELLA COOLA SUNDAY MORNING.
S. S. "Capilano" or S. S. "Coquitlam" also call with
Gasoline and Explosives by special arrangement.
For rates of Freights, Fares and other information, ''W^y,
Head Office, Cakuali, St.,  Vancouver; or John  m a« ••
1003 Government St., Victoria.
 'ftJY.'
^Ml'maturday, May? 30,  1914
BELLA  COOLA  COURIER
our
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ROYAL STANDARD
49 LBS
SOLD BY ALL FIRST CLASS GROCERS
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ITS A TRADE MARK THAT
MEANS LOTS OF THINGS
TO YOU.    IT MEANS THAT
'YOU CANNOT BE DISSATISFIED—YOU ALWAYS
HAVE A   "COME BACK
'ITS   A   GUARANTEE  WE
GIVE WITH—
"Fit-Rite" Tailored Clothes
Manufactured by
John W. Peck & Co. Ltd.
MONTREAL WINNIPEG-
VANCOUVER
i^m
SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING
REGULATIONS
POAL MINING RIGHTS of the Dominion, in
.*■* Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
the Yukon Territory, the North- west Territories and in a portion of the Province of
British Columbia, may be leased for a term of
twentyKme years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will be leased
to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made hy the
applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-Attent
of the district in which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or le^al 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 $5 which will be refunded if the Hunts
applied for are not available, but not otherwise.
A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of live cents per ton.
. The person operating the mine shall furnish
the Affent with sworn returns accounting for the
full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay
the royalty thereon. If the coal mining.rights
are not being operated, such returns should be
f urniBhed at least once a 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 $10.00 an acre.
For full information application should be
made to the Secretary of the Department of the
Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
W. W. CORY.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N. B.—Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for.—30690.
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Land Seekers,Campers,    Why PaCk Your outfits
PrOSpeCtOrS,   EtC. Further Than Necessary?
WE CARRY COMPLETE LINES OF THE FOLLOWING AT BELLA COOLA PRICES:
GROCERIES TENTS DRY GOODS HARDWARE
CAMPERS' SUPPLIES PACKERS' REQUISITES
HAY  AND   GRAIN
1 O    It
Bella Coola Mercantile Co., Hagensborg gs
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12 Miles from Bella
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te to the Interior
o-tEsn-o-eaaKKO
B. FILLIP JACOBSEN
Agent for and Owner of
FARM, TMBER LANDS AND WATER POWER
IN BELLA COOLA AND VICINITY
TEN ACRE FARMS A SPECIALITY
^ After a residence of 30 years I have acquired
a thorough knowledge of the whole coast of
British Columbia, and can give reliable information of the different resources at almost any
point in this part of the province. A11 information strictly guaranteed.
B. FIL1 .IP JACOBSEN, Bella Coola, B. C.
WANTED
Listing of Lots and Acreage
in Bella Coola and Valley.
Give full particulars,
Price, Title, etc., to
MARTIN J. RAVEY
826 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B.C.
BUSINESS CARDS
N O W    F O R    SALE
=LOTS IN=
Coola
vim
D.
The Port of the
Peace River
Get busy and realize that an Infant Vancouver and
a second Prince Rupert is now before you waiting
to make you a golden harvest, this is YOUR chance;
make the most of it.
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Present Prices—From $250 to $400
Address all Communications to-
Bella Coola & Western Land Co.
P. O. BOX   1482  EDMONTON, ALT A.
3ell« Coola Agent -B. F. JACOBSEN
Geoffrey K. Burnett   D. J. McGugan
C.E.. B.C.L.S.T B.A.S.C.. B.C.L.S..
AS3. M. CAN. SOC. C.E.
Burnett & McGugan
(Successors to Geoffrey K. Burnett)
(Late Hill & Burnett)
CIVIL ENGINEERS and
B.C. LAND  SURVEYORS
Grand View Hotel, Bella Coola, B. C.
City address—New Westminster, B.C.
Telephone 232.
P. O. Box 886.
J. A. LeROY PhoneSey. 9387 J. NATION
BUS  MEETS ALL BOATS AND TRAINS
Hotel Winters
COR.  ABBOTT AND WATER STREETS
VANCOUVER, B. C.
EUROPEAN   PLAN   HotANDCold Water
$1.00 TO $2.50      STEAM  HEATED
ROOMS WITH BATH
EGG-O
BAKING
POWDER
PURE in the Can and
SURE in the  Baking
NOT MADE BY A TRUST
Made in Canada
Sold by all first-class Grocers
Satisfaction Guaranteed
or money back
Sole agents for Arthur Bell & Sons' Famous
Scotch Whiskey, Perth, Scotland.
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WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS   j
PROMPT ATTENTION TO ORDERS OUR MOTTO
WE   SHIP    PROMPTLY
c    o
758 Powell Street, Vancouver, B. C.  )
©    o
Double Pay.
"Uncle Gabriel, are you in
favor of votes for women?"
"Does you-all mean, suh, dat me
an' Liza bof vote?"
Yes." "Ahshuahdoesfavah
it, den. Dat would be foh dollars. "—Post-Dispatch.
A man does nothing original
when he makes mistakes.
Lord Bryce on Free Trade.
Lord Bryce, free from the six
months' self-denying ordinance
he imposed on himself after his
return from America, delivered
a very impressive speech on free
trade at the annual dinner of the
Cobden club. The gathering was
naturally a cheerful one. The
past year has witnessed what
seems to be,the final collapse of
the tariff 'reform' bubble in this
country. The ten years which
have passed since Mr. Chamberlain began his "ragging, tearing
propaganda'' have been the most
successful years in the history of
British, trade, and the Protectionists are reduced at the end of
them  to a bitter and  hopeless
For Purity and Sweetness
PASCALL'S
Chocolates and Confections are Nutritious
and Delicious
SOLD BY ALL
FIRSTCLASS GROCERS AND  CONFECTIONERS
feud among themselves.    But it
was the  larger aspects of the
question with which Lord Bryce
chiefly dealt, and especially the
sensational   movement towards
free trade which has been made
in the United States within the
past year.    His analysis of the
reasons   which  led  the  United
States to adopt a high tariff and
of the  economic  causes  which
have now broken that tariff down
was extraordinarily illuminating.
But Lord Bryce is far too profound a student of the subject
and too passionate a lover of the
cause of  humanity to base his
case upon economics alone.    In
a noble and eloquent tribute to
the memory of Richard Cobden,
he declared that it was because
free trade, was the most powerful   instrument   for   promoting
friendly intercourse among the
nations and the peace   of   the
world that it had commanded the
devotion of Cobden and must always command the devotion of
those who believed that the general  benefit of  humanity must
react  to  the advantage of  the
parts.     It  is  that great truth
which enables us to welcome the
adoption   of   more   enlightened
ideas in the United States.    Free
trade, like mercy, is twice blessed; it blesses him that gives and
him that takes.—London News
and Leader.
Animals, Birds, Fisli
and all kinds of
Game Heads
Mounted True to
Nature
Hides tanned and made
into Rugs and Robes
All work strictly first - class
EXPERT
A. Mittler taxidermist
728 Helmcken Street
VANCOUVER, B.C.
:«
Watches and Clocks
Repaired
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
CHARLES TAYLOR
BELLA COOLA, B.C.
Patronize Home Industry
and Buy RAMS AYS'
Biscuits, Candy, Macaroni
New Orleans Molasses
Manilla Drips
Imperial Maple Syrup
Ramsay Bros. & Co. Ltd.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
HOE
Nabob 1
is distinguished by
its  delectable taste
and fragrance.
Get   it   from   your
grocer in pound and
half-pound lead
packets.
Three grades
40c - 50c - 60c
Per Pound.
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 ?.*.'
of the biggest fur buyers in the \vo>; '
bid on your fur instead of one individ'
al  house assures   the   highest   markt
price always.
We hold sales monthly, but will id-
vanee 75 per cent, of value on receipt.
sending balance immediately after saie.
Our commission is only 3 to 4 per cent.
LITTLE BROS. FUR SALES
AGENCY, LTD.
54 POWELL ST., VANCOUVER, B. C.
HOE
If a man dodges when his wife
througha the coffee pot, it's a
sure sign that he has been married
only a short time.
 i  I
BELLA COOLA  COURIER    -
Saturday, May 3Q
LEADING   DEALERS   IN
/ ,
oocls,
roceries9
-Ct\
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rnoc
rclware
u
Men's Suits, Shirts
and Underwear
^JLs
HOE
HOE
Back and Riding Saddles-
TENTS
Camp, Heating and Cook Stoves
4  ft
^E  CARRY  A  LARGE  STOCK  OF  FANCY  AND  STAPLE  GROCERIES AT LOWEST   PRICES
1WK
Settlers, Prospectors and Campers  Supplies
B.  BRYNILDSEN  &  CO.
BELLA  COOLA, b.c
'*:
'  .i
Mackay Smith, Blair & Co. Ltd.
VANCOUVER, B.C.
Wholesale
DRY GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS
'-■ Manufacturers
SHIRTS PANTS OVERALLS
"MACKINAW" CLOTHING
SAMPLE ROOM AT PRINCE RUPERT-Catalogues on application
Eventually You Will Use
Prairie Pride Flour
Why Not Now?
Every Sack Guaranteed
Your Money Refunded If Not Satisfied
HUGHES
BIG LIQUOR STORE
® Wines. Liquers and_Cig|rs
;fi
®
WF    SHIP    EVERYWHERE
Ask your dealer.    On sale at
all first-clas* Grocers
Made by MEDICINE  HAT   MILLING   CO., LIMITED
MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA
♦
THE
Manufacturers of all
MOONEY BISCUIT h>ch-|be|iscD.ts
"   — —-  ::    AND CANDIES
& CANDY CO. Ltd.
VANCOUVER, B.C.
MOONEY'S SODAS and
PILOT BREAD
"THE   BEST  YET"
Made in British Columbia
^^^^^4^^^«f^#^^^^^^^^^ ♦
S^Jforl^'pric^tAg^JilMP^ instruction.
When You Pay for
the Best
r* 105 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B.C.
ATJPLlMLErst
You Deserve
Braid's
Best Coffee
IT'S  ALL RIGHT
The
Call
of the
Op e n
v*»
-$
10 in. Hand Made Logger
'BEST FOR THE WEST"
J. lECKIE CO. LTD
B83BBUBSBH TBBKZBBB
.. Largest Shoe ..
Manufacturers on
the Pacific Coast
Sunday in Glasgow.
In-illustration of the "dreary
Glasgow Sunday," a lecturer told j
this story of the fate J. L. Toole.
He was leaving his hotel in Glasgow one fine Sunday morning,
when the sun was shining brightly. As he was strolling along
George avenue a policeman eyed
him suspiciously, and at last approached him and said:
"Ye had better tak' care what
ye're doing."
"What am I doing?" inquired
Toole, and added with a merry
wink: "Why I'm not even
whistling."
'. "No," replied the Glaswegian
in solemn and reproving tones;
"but ye're lookin' almost as happy as if it -were Monday."
Comes with the months of spring and at Plimley's
everything is ready for the Cyclist and the Motorist.
The 1914 "Indian" Motor Cycles; The 1914 "Overland" Cars and the new cycle models by the worl'i =
leading makers all await your choice.    Send for frt-e
Catalog today.
' 730
YATES
Street
THOS. PLIMLEY
VICTORIA, B. C.
>::-•<(:
fo&v
727-735 Rig
Johnson ,m
"Is she. good-looking?"
"Well,  if faces were fortunes,
she woul.dn't have to pay much
of an in' ;ome tax,"
The Best Manufactured Clothing for the lV_l
"SOVEREIGN BRAND'
CLOTHING
SOLD IN ALL FIRST-CLASS STORF.S
IV. E. Sanford Manufacturing Company. Ltd., ilamih»>
;$...•■
Mr.
'■ife

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