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AP3i8 1912
A Weekly Newspaper Published in the interests of the Settlers, and to promote the development of the Queen Charlotte Islands.
VOL. 1, No. 30
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. MONDAY, MARCH 25, 1912.
5 Cents per Copy
History Of Queen Charlotte Islands,
Haidas and Their Legends.
All Are United For
William Manson
By Mr. Charles Harrison.
Article XUL—-Reminiscences.
During the troublesome times at Metlakatla as referred to in the previous
article, the Bishop was out on the road
rather late one evening when he was
attacked by six Indians, they thinking
he was an ordinary mortal. To their
infinite surprise the worty prelate led
off with his left, and followed it up with
a postman's knock with his right, ducked
and butted the breath out of another,
hit another below the bread-basket, and
dancing round them like a will-o-the-
wisp knocked them all out in no time.
At the end of this the first and the last
round the worthy Bishop was fresher
than ever.
When I arrived at Massett, with" the
exception of four adults and two children that had received baptism, the whole
of the people were heathen and the cult
of the medicine man was in full swing,
and rattling over the sick and making
the night hideous with his sqreechings
were the two principal parts of his profession. Eventually they alP'embraced
Christianity and are now to be classed
as the most enlightened and Cultivated
Indians on the Pacific Coast. In civilising and christianising the Haidas, I
think I have done my share; and by that
I mean that I did my duty conscientiou-
ly and faithfully towards their advancement as long as I was with them as
their minister. When I first arrived on
the scene they had only their large and
cold wigwams. These buildings were
very uncomfortable and had very little
privacy. I set to work and made arrangements with R. Cunningham & Sons
of Port Essington (the owners at that
time of the Port Essington sawmill and
a fine sixty ton schooner) to ship over
schooner loads of lumber until the
Indians had sufficient lumber to erect
for themselves what they termed white-
men's houses. This schooner was called
the Skeena. She afterwards became a
total loss at Cape Ball. Shortly before
Christmas, 1886, the Skidegate Haidas
obtained a load of lumber from the
Cunningham's sawmill at Port Essington, and intended to return home on the
schooner, as at this time of the year
there was no steamer that could be got
to run across to these islands and we
had to depend on this schooner to bring
over whatever lumber was required and
sometimes our food supplies as well.
As the vessel went to the mill to get the
lumber she struck a rock. The people
on board however paid no attention to
this accident, and proceeded to load her
full of lumber.   When loaded fourteen
of the Haidas went on board and the
vessel started for Skidegate. When
outside of Stephens Island she filled with
water. In order to hurry across to the
island they hoisted all sail. At this time
it commenced to blow a gale, and the
wind filling the sails she immediately
turned turtle. Seven Haidas were
saved in the schooner's boat, including
Harris the Captain. Nine of them
stuck to the upturned vessel with the
result that only one remained alive when
she struck the beach at Cape Ball.
This man's name is James Sterling and
he is alive at the present day, although
he remained on top of the upturned
vessel for many hours during the cold
and stormy winter's day and night until
she was blown right across Straits. The
other eight were drowned, including the
owner's son, John Cunningham.
Another wreck also took place in 1888
in about the same locality where the
schooner Skeena drifted ashore. On
June 13th, about 1-30p.m., the Canadian
Pacific Navigation Company's steamer
Sardonyx was proceeding on her way
from Port Simpson to Skidegate under
full head of steam, and when within
thirty-six,miles off Skidegate she suddenly brought up on what is known as
White Cliff shoal, near Cape Ball. She
was about one and a half miles off shore.
She at once commenced to fill, and Capt.
Smith, after making an examination of
the ship, and viewing the position she
was in as a very dangerous one should
the wind spring up, decided the best
thing he could do for the safety of the
passengers was to leave the ship and
proceed to Skidegate. These orders he
gave about four in the morning. Four
boats were put in the water, provided
with blankets and provisions, and all
headed for Skidegate, the first boat
reaching there about 12-30 a.m. June
14th. The ship was wedged in between
two large boulders, one under her stern
and one through her port bow. Captain
Smith in explanation of the accident
says: "We struck on a rocky shoal,
which shoal the people here inform me
has been thrown up by the late earthquakes. '' This explanation of the cause
of the wreck is of importance to navigators of our northern waters. The
spot where the Sardonyx was wrecked
was in the direct course of vessels bound
for Skidegate, and many vessels had
passed over the same spot before. The
earthquake explanation is very likely
the correct one, and it is also possible
that other rocks may at the same time
As a result of two conferences between Mr. Wm. Manson and the executive of the Prince Rupert Progressive Association, the latter, in convention, supported an endorsation of Mr.
William Manson for the Legislature,
which carried unanimously. Thus not
only is Mr. Manson now the candidate
of both wings of the party, but the
Progressives have proven that they
were not bent upon the smashing of the
Conservative party for mere cussedness,
as has so often been alleged. There have
been good causes for difference within
the local party, and there will be further
differences if a change of policy is not
brought about. In the meantime, however, a truce has been arrived at so as
to avoid a party defeat, and, under the
circumstances, Mr. Manson is assured
of victory as a supporter of the McBride
Government, which will unquestionably
again be sustained as a reward for
honest, progressive and efficient administration in the main at least, even
in the eyes of its limited number of
opponents.—Prince Rupert Empire.
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Lumber And Wreckage Strewn
Along East Coast Of Graham.
A large quantity of lumber and wreckage has been washed ashore on the east
coast of Graham Island. Mexican Tom
is reported to have gathered over 20,000
feet of lumber, mostly fir and cedar,
in the neighborhood of Cape Fife. A
ship's hatch marked T. V., and a piece
of dory were also found on the beach.
It was thought at one time that the
steamer Leebro was missing as no word
had been heard from her and the William
Joliffe was sent in search. The vessel
is safe and discharging cargo at Lan-
gara Island for the lighthouse and so
far nothing has been ascertained as to
where the lumber and wreckage came
from.
have been thrown up.     However this
coast has now been thoroughly sounded
by the officers of the  D. G.  survey
steamer Lilloett, and a proper and safe
chart will I doubt not soon be issued by
the Marine Department of these waters.
\   Again, with reference  to  my work
amongst the Haidas, I had the pleasure
oi baptizing Doctor Kootay, the last of
the medicine men of the Haida nation.
He  was   a  very   good   man,  and   an
acknowledged power amongst the tribes.
I He and his wife were  afterwards  con- ,
j firmed  by Bishop  Ridley  and became
communicants. Before I left the Mission
work during the year  1887  I collected
$2620 and built St. John the Evangelist's
Church at Massett, in which divine ser-
(Continued on page 3)
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A good line of Imported
and Domestic Cigars always on hand.
SEEDS
Our slock of fresh flower
and garden seeds is now
on display. Come early
and get the best selection.
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Legal Notices, Government Rates.
Vote for WILLIAM MANSON and a
Progressive Government.
Latest news from Rupert and all a-
long the line is WILLIAM MANSON.
He'll win.
Are the voters on the Queen Charlottes going to vote for men they had
no voice in nominating—Alex. Manson,
Dr. Clayton and W. H. Montgomery.
Not by any means.
Is Prince Rupert to dictate to us who
shall serve us in the Legislature.
That's what they have done in the case
of Alex. Manson, Dr. Clayton and W. H.
Montgomery.
We can support a good government
by electing a man who knows this district and will do us the most good.
That man is WILLIAM MANSON.
All opponents of William Manson admit that he is a good, clean man, after
being several years in politics. This is
a good record.
Dr. Clayton is to be congratulated on
the stand he takes, after taking part in
William Manson's nomination.
Dr. Clayton did not get one supporter
at the Conservative convention. The
same will be said by voters on the
Islands after polling day.
Wm. Manson saved Prince Rupert
from the franchise shark. Now the
shark tries to devour him. Who are
the sharks?
If William Manson has done this for
Prince Rupert, he can do the same for
the Islands.
The appropriations for the Skeena
District this year amount to $551,000.
In the first place the government must
have been sympathetic ; in the second,
William Manson must have had some
weight at court, notwithstanding the
allegations of his opponents to the contrary. By their fruits ye shall know
them.
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Queen Charlotte Weather.
Many of the new residents of the
Queen Charlotte Islands were induced
to make their homes here through the
reports of the mildness of the climate.
The winter is actually over, and but one
fall of snow was recorded, which remained on the ground but a few hours.
Cattle roamed during the whole of the
year, obtaining all the food they required, and the grass kept green in
every spot. The pre-emptors were able
to do their assessment work and many
were able to assist in keeping their
larder supplied by fishing and shooting.
The wild geese and ducks, with the
trout, salmon and halibut, were plenti
ful regardless of the shell-fish that
swarm in the waters of the inlets. If
the Eastern Provinces and States are
still in the throes of snow storms and
blizzards, how much different it must
feel to live in a land where the thermometer never reaches zero and where
the summer days are so long, permitting
the farmer to work at all hours, with
only three hours of darkness. There
may be difficulties in the clearing of
some of the land; but life is too short to
spend the summer in the fields and the
winter at the woodpile. With the winds
from Japan and the currents flowing
from warm latitudes, no more ideal
home can be found than on one of the
many islands of the Queen Charlotte
Group. Dust, insects, wild animals and
all of the drawbacks to the residents of
the mainland are an unknown quantity.
The summer is not too hot, and the
winter is not cold; what more is desired
by the person looking for a place in
which to invest and reside? The sandy
shores, extending for hundreds of miles;
rivers teeming with trout; ideal spots
for camping and homesteads, water and
fuel in abundance'; good shooting ; add
to this our weather conditions, and it
will be seen that the advent of the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway will mean
a summer and winter resort that can
excel any other on the Coast. At
present in an isolated condition, through
lack of steamboat and telegraph communication, the islands will not be appreciated until given publicity. They
are the last land between America and
Asia; nearer China, Japan and Alaska
than any other portion of the Province,
and in direct line of travel of vessels to
Prince Rupert, which is but eighty miles
from the islands. To those who are
looking for investment and homes, we
would say that now is the opportunity
to look over the advantages of the Queen
Charlotte Islands. The retired Englishman or any other, who wants a place
to settle down and live a contented
life, with everything at the door that
is dear to the heart of the sportsman and lover of beauty spots, we ask
that a visit be paid to any of the islands.
The timber men and those seeking fortunes in natural resources, should not
miss the advantages offered in anew and
comparatively unknown country. The
homeseeker and tourist can have all
they^desire in the way of scenery and
recreation. The Last Great West awaits
the coming of the immigrant, and few
will realize the potentialities of our
islands until population opens up and
develops a land that will soon make the
home of thousands who are now suffering from the extremes of the Eastern
climate.
wiuspendHaKAMnnoo.     Tow Hill General
The B. C. Fisheries Limited, of which
Sir George Doughty is the head, are
actively engaged at Skidegate in opening up their new fishing station. On
the Beatrice last Wednesday there arrived a large force of men, about fifty,
to start work, and over sixty tons of
freight. The Westholme Lumber Co.
of Victoria, as already stated, have
secured the contract for the erection of
the buildings and wharves at Skidegate
and Aliford Bay, and Mr. Webster, the
superintendent, states that half a million
dollars will be spent during the next
few months in the various works. At
Aliford Bay a wharf and cannery will
be the first things erected and clearing
operations will be started in a day or
so.
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Conservative Association Meeting.
A meeting of the Skidegate Inlet Conservative Association was held at Queen
Charlotte on Thursday night. President
A. J. Gordon occupied the chair and
a fair number of members were present,
including representatives from Lawn
Hill, Tl-El and Skidegate. After the
usual business the secretary, Mr. T. R.
Davey read several communications
of a satisfactory nature. The president
and secretary reported on their trip to
Prince Rupert as delegates to the convention, which they stated was a most
successful one and unanimous for the
candidature of Mr. William Manson.
The president also gave a short account
of his visit to several parts of the constituency where he assisted Mr. Manson
in his campaign, and from what he saw
he had not the least doubt that William
Manson would be returned by a large
majority. A plan of campaign was
drawn up and a thorough canvass made
before polling day to secure the return
of the Conservative candidate was
unanimously adopted by the meeting.
Miss Carrie Barge left on the Beatrice
Friday morning for Victoria where she
will reside in future.
The s.s. Aime left Saturday afternoon
for Moresby Island points with the
ballot boxes in charge of Joe Davis.
S. D. Somes of Cashmere, Wash.,
an oil expert, arrived on the Beatrice
last Wednesday to visit his property on
the east coast of Graham Island. Mr.
Somes drove a horse and wagon over the
government road from the Indian village
to Miller Creek and the credit of being
the first teamster on this road belongs
to him.
Polling Arrangements Completed.
Local arrangements for the polling
on Thursday next are now completed,
the ballot boxes having been distributed
by Mr. Joseph Davis, who arrived from
Prince Rupert during the week.
Voters should note that the poll opens
at 8 a. m. and closes at 7 p. m. The
polling place is at T. R. Davey's office.
The deputy returning officers are as
follows:
Skidegate, A. J. Gordon.
Queen Charlotte City, T. R. Davey.
Sandspit, Captain Gillatt.
Lawn Hill, A. Richardson.
Tl-El River, Chas. Turney, senr.
Pacofi, Mr. MacConnachie.
Lockeport, H. L. Bereford.
Jedway, Tom Daykin.
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HAIDAS AND THEIR LEGENDS
(Continued from page 1.)
vice is conducted to the present day. I
terminated my connection with the
Church Missionary Society on December
15th, 1890, and a few days after I received the following letter as a mark of
appreciation: Dear Mr. Harrison,—I
have much pleasure in informing you
that the Committee have sanctioned you
receiving the sum of £300, as an appreciation of your services on your terminating your connection with the Society.
—Yours faithfully, C. Collingwood, Lay
Secretary.
During the years I was engaged in
Missionary work the Canadian Pacific
Navigation Company had several vessels
in operation at Victoria, namely the
Princess Louise, the Sardonyx, The R.
P. Rithet, and The Islander. All these
vessels with the exception of the R. P.
Rithet brought excursion parties to
Massett, under the guidance of the commodore of that company, the genial and
social Captain J. Irving. On September
25th, 1890, he allowed the steamer
Islander to bring an excursion party
here, and it was by this boat that I returned to Victoria en route to England.
A newspaper correspondent that was on
board has written the following concerning this visit to Massett: " At 3 p.m.
divine service was held in the church
with a large attendance from the ship,
and the Bishop of Caledonia preached
the sermon. A collection was taken, at
the end of the service and amounted to
$16. The Bishop held a confirmation
in the evening. In this far away little
church they have a musical service and
a surpliced choir of Indians. Great
praise, is due to the Rev. Mr. Harrison
for the good work he has done on this
island. He left in the Islander for England after a residence in Massett for
eight years. Mr. Harrison is the only
white man who at this date thoroughly
knows the Haida language, and has
compiled a dictionary of 10,000 words,
also the grammar of the Haidas, which
has recently been printed by the Royal
Society of Canada. At the present time
he is engaged upon an interesting history
of the Queen Charlotte Islands."
There was a real pleasant party on
board and before we reached Victoria
an address was presented to Captain
Irving together with the following
acrostic, a copy of which he had type
written for every passenger on board:
ACROSTIC.
How shall I tell of the jolly crowd,
Each and all from the man to the dude,
And matron grave to maiden grander,
That embark'd on board the shiplslander,
Hence bound on a trip to Massett, Q. C,
For pleasure and rest from toil set free.
I can but admit that the time was spent,
Each day in a happy mood as we went,
Leaving behind Victoria the gay,
During the time of this holiday.
And each day sweetened by harmony's
sound,
Not a jar or discord as man and maid,
Discoursed in solo, chorous, and round.
I must however express regret,
Regarding the faults of this jolly set,
Verily their concerts continued late,
Inviting comments 'tis needless to state,
Not complimentary in point of fact,
Good luck however to Captain Jack.
(To be continued next week.)
Government
iupporters
Attention!
Do not make a mistake
There will be TWO MANSONS on
the Ballot Paper
William Manson
Is the well known Government
Supporter who served last term
as member for the Skeena District in the Legislature.
He will win all along the line.
Vote for the Man you know can
help you.     Take no chances.
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General Contractor
Queen Charlotte.
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of local business men who
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Henry Edenshaw's Power Sloop
"Josephine"
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Is open for Charter by the Day or Week
for the carrying of Freight to any point
on the Queen Charlotte Islands.
The '' Josephine'' is the largest power
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regular trips to the West Coast.
For further particulars and information apply to
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LAND ACT.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Robert Johnson of
Massett, occupation farmer, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted about 80 chains in a
Northerly direction from the North-east
corner of A. P. 8663, Massett Inlet,
Graham Island, thence west 15 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence east 5
chains, thence along the shore line to
point of commencemept.
Robert Johnson
Date Feb. 8th, 1912.
COAL NOTICES.
Take notice that thirty days from date,
I, W. Wilson Irwin, of Vancouver, B.C.,
broker, intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under 640 acres of land on Graham Island
described as follows: Commencing at a
post planted three-quarters of a mile
north of the North-west corner of Lot
60, thence east 80 chains, thence north
eighty chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence south 80 chains to place of comment. W. Wilson Irwin, Locator
Per Alexander Faulds, Ap-e".f
Dated this 19th day of February, 1912.
Take notice that thirty days from date,
I, W. Wilson Irwin, of Vancouver, B.C.,
broker, intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under 640 acres of land on Graham Island
described as follows: Commencing at a
post planted one and three-quarter
miles north of the North-west corner of
Lot 60, thence east 80 chains, thence
north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence south 80 chains to place of commencement. W. Wilson Irwin, Locator
Per Alexander Faulds, Agent
Dated this 19th day of February, 1912.
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Watchmakers and Graduate Opticians
Agents for the Victor Gramaphones and Records.
Sole Agent for the Stanley Pianos.       Eyerything in Rubber Stamps made
to order.       Repairs promptly attended to. s
Helgerson Block p-o.b«» Prince Rupert
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fl QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Campaign Meetings.
On Wednesday night a meeting was
held in Barge's hall in support of Mr.
A. M. Manson, the Liberal candidate.
Mr. N. McGillvray presided and was
supported by H. F. McRae and A. Mc-
Pherson, Prince Rupert, the speakers
of the evening, and J. L. Barge. Mr.
McRae was the principal speaker and
dealt mainly, with the Liberal platform.
The Chairman invited questions and
criticism from those with opposite
views. Mr. A. J. Gordon replied, and
in a short speech pointed out the benefits
to be derived by returning William
Manson, the Government candidate.
Another meeting was held on Saturday night, Mr. J. L. Barge presiding.
Messrs. McRae, McPherson, McGillvray
and the chairman supporting the Liberal
candidature of Alex. Manson, and
Mesrs. A. J. Gordon and T. R. Davey
the Conservative candidature of Wm.
Manson. The meeting was very harmonious and both sides were listened to
most attentively.
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Hotel Arrivals.
The following registered at the Hotel
Premier during the week:—W. R.
Flevvih, Prince Rupert; D. Blane, Prince
Rupert; W. F. Scott, Prince Rupert;
D. A. McPhee, Vancouver; H. F. McRae, Prince Runert; A. McPherson,
Prince Rupert; S. Horner, Vancouver;
Robert Graham, Vancouver; Joseph F.
Swift, Prince Rupert; A. Swanson,
Prince Rupert; S. B. Raybould, Oiander
River.   <
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Mr. W. V. Doughty arrived at Skide-
. gate on the "John" yesterday morning.
Mr. A. Solomon returned Wednesday
from a visit to Prince Rupert.
W. R. Flewin, assisted by Messrs.
Scott and Blane, surveyed the site of
wireless station. They left on the
Beatrice for Victoria.
A jolly social was attended on Friday
night by a large number at Mr. G. D.
Beattie's flat.
Mr. and Mrs. Harbin and Mrs. Pres-
cott, wife of Constable Prescott, were
passengers on the Beatrice for Jedway.
D. A. McPhee, an old-timer in these
parts, arrived on Wednesday on a short
business visit.
- Dr. Winter returned yesterday from
Prince Rupert and we are glad to state
has improved in health.
Mr. E. M. Morgan, of Lockeport,
passed through on the John yesterday
morning after a business trip south.
A School Trustee meeting was held
on Friday forenoon when some routine
business was transacted. A timely loan
from the Provincial Government has
enabled the Trustees to get over their
financial difficulties until the assessment
has been collected, and for which they
are most thankful.
Mr. L. W. Nestell passed through on
the Beatrice on Wednesday en route to
Jedway where he has large interests in
mining property. Mr. Nestell is looking
well and has greatly benefitted in health
through his visit to California during
the past winter.
Mr. R. F. Bunning is in charge of the
construction work for the Westholme
Lumber Co. at Aliford Bay, and we understand that local labor will get the
preference as far as possible, only the
heads of departments being sent up
from Victoria.
Mr. A. W. Carter, manager for the
B. C. Fisheries Ltd., arrived on the
John yesterday and has taken up his
duties at Skidegate.
The steamer Princess Beatrice had
every berth taken up on her trip to the
Islands last week. About sixty were
booked for Skidegate and Queen Charlotte.
The William Joliffe came in Wednesday morning from Prince Rupert. The
Joliffe is under charter to the Dominion
Government and is engaged in fishery
protection work. Capt. Newcomb is the
fishery officer in charge.
The Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian
Church held a meeting on Tuesday afternoon at the home of the president, Mrs.
Barge, when it was decided to hold a
sale of work in December. The new
officers are Mrs. Barge, president; Mrs.
Cochrane, vice-president; Mrs. Fraser,
secretary-treasurer.
Mr. J. D. Sword, M.E., the well
known mining expert, accompanied by
Mr. R. H. Flaherty, a capitalist of
Port Arthur, Ont., are on a visit to
Louise Island, Cumshewa Inlet, to inspect the iron ore property in which Mr.
Sword is interested.
It is stated that the C. P. R. steamer
will be withdrawn from the Queen
Charlotte Islands service after the next
trip.
COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES. COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, James H. Hickey,
of Prince Rupert, B.C., occupation prospector, intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum over and
under 640 acresof land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on
South-east corner, about one mile west
of coal license No. 4453, thence west 80
chains, thence north 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence south 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing
640 acres more or less.
James H. Hickey
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, James H. Hickey,
Prince Rupert, B. C, occupation prospector, intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum, over and
under 640 acres of land bounded as follows : Beginning at a post planted on
North-east corner, about three miles
west of coal license No. 4454, thence 80
chains south, thence 80 chains west,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
east to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
James H. Hickey.
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner,
of Vancouver, occupation engineer, intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands for a license to prospect for
coal and petroleum over and under 640
acres of land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on South-west
corner, about three miles west of coal
license No. 4453, thence 80 chains north,
thence 80 chains east, thence 80 chains
south, thence 80 chains west, to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less. Samuel Horner
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Robert Graham,
Vancouver, occupation prospector, in-
end to apply to the chief commissioner of
lands for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum over and under 640 acres
of land bounded as follows: Beginning
at a post planted on North-west corner,
adjoining coal license No. 4452 on the
west side, thence south 80 chains, thence
east 80 "chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less. Robert Graham
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, James H. Hickey,
of Prince Rupert, B.C., occupation prospector, intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum over and
under 640 acres of land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on
North-west corner, about three miles
west of coal license No. 4454, thence
south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence west 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 more or less.
James H. Hickey
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Robert Graham,
of Vancouver, B.C., occupation prospector, intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands for alicense to prospect
for coal and petroleum over and under 640
acres of land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on North-east
corner, about one mile west of coal
license No. 4452, thence south 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains, thence north 80
chains, thence east 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less. Robert Graham
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation prospector,
intend to apply to the chief commissioner
of lands for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum over and under 640 acres
of land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on South-east
corner, about one mile west of coal
license No. 4451, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence east 80 chains to point
of commeHcement, containing 640 acres
more or less. Samuel Horner
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation prospector
intend to apply to the chief commissioner
of lands for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum over and nnder 640 acres
of land bounded as follows: Beginning at
at a post planted on North-west corner,
adjoining coal license No. 4454 on the
west side, thence south 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less. Samuel Horner
Located Nov. 24tb, 1911.
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Robert Graham, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation prospector,
intend to apply to the chief commissioner
of lands for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum over and under 640 acres
of land bounded as follows: Beginning
at a post planted on North-west corner
adjoining coal license No. 4453 on the
west side, thence east 80 chains, thence
north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,
then south 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less. Robert Graham
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation prospector,
intend to apply to the chief commissioner
of lands for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum over and under 640 acres
of land bounded as follows: Beginning
at a post planted on North-east corner,
about one mile west of coal license No.
4454, thence west 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less. Samuel Horner.
Located Nov. 24th, 1911.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District.
District of Skeena.
Take notice that I, Fred. C. Elliott,
of Victoria, B. C, occupation solicitor,
intend to apply for permission to prospect for coal and petrolenm on the following described lands: Commencing at
a post planted at the South-east Corner
of Section 36, Township 5, Graham
Island, marked F. C. E.'s S.E. Corner,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 80
chains, thence south 40 chains, thence
east 80 chains to point of commencement. Fred. C. Elliott, Locator.
John S. Taylor, agt.
Dated 27th Jan., 1912.
LAND ACT.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, J. L. Molitor, of
Queen Charlotte, B. C, occupation
rancher, intend to apply for permission
to lease the following described tide
lands: Commencing at a post marked
J. L. M.'s N.E. corner, about the centre
of T. L. No. 14312, Graham Island,
thence 10 chains west, thence 10 chains
south, thence 10 chains east, thence 10
chains north to place of commencement,
containing about 10 acres more or less.
Dated 19th Jan., 1912.
J. L. Molitor.
W. G. Reinhart
Begs to announce that his
Power Sloop "Mavis"
Is open for Charter by the Day or
Week to carry Freight and Passengers to any points on the Islands.
For terms apply at the '' Islander''
Office.
Hayner Bros/
Graham Island— Skeena District       Furniture Dealers
Prince Rupert
Take notice that I, James H. Hickey,
of Prince Rupert, B.C., occupation prospector, intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands for alicense to prospect
for coal and petroleum over and under 640
acres of land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on South-west
corner, adjoining coal license No. 4451
on the west side, thence north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence west 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
James H. Hickey
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
If you don't buy from us WE both lose money.
Linoleums, Carpets, stoves and Everything for the Home. Singer's Sewing
Machines, Pianos, Edison's Phonographs, Funeral Directors and Em-
balmers.   Monuments and Headstones
FOR SALE
White Wyandotte Cockerels, with rose
comb, and Buff Orpington Cockerels ;
all pure bred.—Apply Capt. Gillatt,
Sandspit, Moresby Island. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Pioneer Steam Laundry
Prince Rupert, B. C.
For Good Work and Quick Service send
your Clothes to us.
Grand Trunk  Pacific Railway  Official
Watch Inspector
R. W. CAMERON
Watchmaker  and Jeweler
Prince Rupert, B.C.       P.O. Box 449
Complete Stock of Patent Medicines,
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries
C. H. ORME
Tbe     Pioneer      Druggist
PRESCRIPTIONS   A   SPECIALTY
PRINCE RUPERT. P.O. Box 1523
Ih. Kaien Hardware Co.
Builders' Supplies        Tools        Paints
Paints    Oils    Glass    Stoves    Ranges
Tin and Hardware.
Prince Rupert, B.C.     P.O. Drawer 1524
PRINCE RUPERT PANT0RIUM
Sixth Street, between 3rd Ave. and Fraser
Pioneer Cleaners
Reliable work in Cleaning, Pressing and
Repairing.   French Dry Cleaning
a Specialty.
Frizzell's Meat Market
GEO. J. FRIZZELL
Butcher and Provision Dealer
Prince    Rupert,    B. C.
Job Printing
of all descriptions
Neatly Done at the
"Islander" Office
For a Strictly up-to-date
Tailor Made Suit
Try SWEDER BROS.
Merchant Tailors
PRINCE RUPERT.
When in Prince Rupert
See
Martin O'Reilly
For
Fine Tailored Clothing
Furnishings, etc.
Hotel Central
Peter Black, Prop.
Spacious Travelers' Sample
Room.
Steam Heated Electric Bells
Corner First Avenne and Seventh Street
PRINCE RUPERT.
Savoy Hotel
American and  European  Plan
The only House in Prince Rupert
with hot and .cold running water
in all rooms.
Rooms 50c. up.
Only the Best Brands of Liquors
and Cigars carried.
Corner Fifth and Fraser Streets, Prince Rupert
A. J. Prudhomme, Prop.
New Knox Hotel
Besner & Besner, Props.
The New Knox Hotel is run on
the European plan. First class
service. All the latest modern
improvements.
The Bar keeps only the best
brands of liquors and cigars.
The Cafe is open from 6.30 a.m.
to 8 p.m.   Excellent cusine.
Beds, 50c. and Up.
First Avenue    -   Prince Rupert
Dominion Hotel
Victoria, B. C.
American Plan $2 and Up
European Plan 75c. and Up
Otis Elevator Steam Heat
Rooms with or without bath
Long distance phones in rooms
Running hot and cold water
Spacious Dining Hall
Comfortable Office and Lounge
Free Busses       Central Location
Thomas Stevenson
Manager
Stephen Jones
Proprietor
The A. W. Edge
Company
Importers and Dealers in
Wallpapers, Burlaps,  Moulding
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Glass,
Brushes, etc.
Prince Rupert, B. C.
T. R. Davey, Mining Engineer and Notary Public
J. M. Campbell
T. R. DAVEY & Co.
Real Estate and Mining
Box 63 Queen Charlotte, B. C.
Write us for Farming Lands, Coal, Petroleum
and Mining Properties.
One of the best Water Front Lots on Queen Charlotte
Townsite for Sale.    Price Easy for Cash.
RANCHES FOR SALE.
Graham Island
on account of the immense wealth of its natural resources, is fast coming
into prominence in the eyes of investors in British Columbia. Do you
know that the
FARM LAND
of Graham Island is unexcelled in northern British Columbia ?
Do you know that the climate of Graham Island is as good as that of
any part of the Pacific Coast ?
We are offering the choicest agricultural land of Graham Island for
sale in tracts of 40 acres or more, at the exceptionally low price of
$12.50 Per Acre upon very easy terms
Our booklet gives some facts and figures which will interest and convince you.   Write for it, or better yet, call personally.
MERRILL & MERRILL
710 Bower Building, 534 Granville St.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.  COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Henry Osterman,
occupation capitalist, of Walla Walla,
Wash., intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands : Commencing at a post planted in the S. W.
Corner of Sec. 5, Tp. 8, Graham Island,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
east, thence 80 chains south, thence 80
chains west to place of beginning, containing   640 acres.
Located Jan. 17th, 1912.
Henry Osterman
Per C. D. Emmons, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Henry Osterman,
occupation capitalist, of Walla Walla,
Wasn., intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted in the S. W. Corner
of Sec. 32, Tp. 9, Graham Island, thence
80 chains north, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains
west to place of beginning, containing
640 acres.
Located Jan. 17th, 1912.
Witness: Henry Osterman
J. W. Coovert.   PerC. D. Emmons, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, George H. Snell,
occupation capitalist, of Walla Walla,
Wash., intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted in the N. W. Corner
of Sec. 29, Tp. 9, Graham Island, thence
80 chains south, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
west to place of beginning, containing
640 Acres
Located Jan. 17th, 1912.
Witness: George H. Snell
J. W. Coovert.   Per C. D. Emmons, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, George H. Snell,
occupation capitalist, of Walla Walla,
Wash., intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted in the S. E. Corner
of Sec. 31, Tp. 9, Graham Island, thence
80 chains north, thence 80 chains west,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains
east to place of beginning, containing
640 acres.
Located Jan. 17th, 1912.
Witness: George H. Snell
J. W. Coovert.   Per C. D. Emmons, agt
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