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A Weekly Newspaper Published in the interests of the Settlers, and to promote the development of the Queen Charlotte Islands.
VOL. 1, No. 7.
5 Cents per Copy.
Potentialities Of The
harlotte Islands
Richest Group on the North Pacific Coast of America.
Article No. 1.
Editor Islander, It would not be
stating anything very remarkable if one
should deplore the lack of interest taken
by the people of British Columbia in the
wealth, at their very doors, needing
only exploiting. The writer of this
article has been a resident of the Queen
Charlotte Group for nearly two years
and has been in a position to explore,
by land and sea, almost every nook and
corner. /l have seen the Indians capture three thousand large Spring salmon,
using only trolling lines and spoons, off
the shores of what is now known as
Langara Island. The Indians fished for
four weeks and averaged about ten salmon per day, for which they received
seventy cents each. . The herring, off
the same island, are large and in plenty.
I have seen halibut over six feet in
length and we ghing two hundred pounds,
and the Indians catch them by hundreds
lor their winter food. In the rivers,
which are very small, thesockeye, cohoe,
steelhead, humpback and dog salmon
run and these fish are caught and put
up by the Indians. The dogfish are
caught and splendid oil extracted from
them. Black cod can be caught in large
numbers, and the only people who ap-.
pear interested in the fisheries are the
Indians and "poachers."
During my stay on the islands it has
been my good fortune, to visit/he oil
plant at Tiahn village on the West coast
of Graham Island/ The seven men
located at the plant were drilling through
the best shale and are now working
through limestone. There is every prospect of obtain Ing vast quantities of oil,
and there is but one company at work.
Along the beaches I have examined the
tar and asphaltum, oozing out of the
crevices in the rocky, and went inland
to "stake" claims. True, it is a wild
coast, during the winter months ; but
there are some good harbors towards
the south end of the island, and Virago
Sound is not very far away, overland,
where oil can be piped.
Of the coal, I know very little, not
having the opportunity to visit the
mines. From the Indians and others,
there is no dobut that good coal bodies
exist in the interior of the island. It is
true that there are lignite beds along
the coast, whether they are of any consequence I am not competent to judge.
The boring plants on the Yakoun river
will indicate the value of the holdings
of the various companies there.    I have
seen the coal extracted from the mines
near Queen Charlotte, and it is of a
superior quality.
The timber resources of Graham Island
can only be seen to be appreciated.
Spruce, hemlock and yellow cedar appears to be the best in sight. Why there
is only one mill in operation on Graham
Island the owners of timber limits can
tell. The residents of Massett Inlet
are importing lumber and shingles,
while the shores are lined with timber
that only requires cutting.
Of cleared farming land I saw very
little. The settler must come prepared
to do some good hard work. /The land
is good, but it must be cleared. The
Prince Rupert market is open for the
produce of the islands and Graham
Island should be the garden spot for the
inhabitants of the terminal city. I have
grown strawberries, small fruits and
vegetables, and they thrive. The season
is late ; but the fruit would go to the
market when the California and other
fruits are not in competition. Cattle
roam over the Island all the year round;
but this is no criterion. Cattle should
be fed during the winter in this northern
country, despite the fact that a number
of wild cattle roam over the east coast
of Graham Island.
/The waterways through the islands
will compare with any in the known
world. Imagine a farmer rowing home
for forty miles in a few hours. The
tides run at the rate of six miles an
hour and it is possible to drift for forty
miles along the shores at that rate without exertion of any kind. One may
visit the settlements on one tide and
return home on the other. There are
numerous small rivers cutting into
Graham Island teeming with fish. The
waterfalls, especially on Ain River, will
ultimately be used to generate power
and the other rivers can all be used for
that purpose/
This is no advertisement, Mr. Editor,
I do not state it is a poor man's country;
because, until capital is brought in there
is no work for the laboring man. To
live on the islands and clear land one
must have enough capital to exist on.
It is the coming centre of large industries
and the pity is that it will be taken up
and exploited by those outside of the
country, unless our people get over the
prevailing "sleeping sickness."
Islands Will Be
Stocked With Deer
Expected to  Become  One  of   Finest
Game Preserves in Province.
With a view to further enriching the
splendid game resources of British
Columbia and to widening the field for
sport for the large numbers of well
known hunters of big game coming to
this province every year^/the provincial
government has undertaken the stocking of the islands with deer. Already
several fine specimens have been turned
loose and more will be captured and conveyed here.
Mr. Bryan Williams, provincial game
warden, in a interview recently, said :
"The climate on Queen Charlotte
Islands is eminently suitable for' deer
and we see no reason why these islands
should not be made one of the finest
game preserves in the province. We
hope by turning out about eighteen or
twenty head on the islands to provide
a sufficient number to- allow of-hunters
spending a very profitable season there.
A few years ago several head of cariboo
were found on Queen Charlotte Islands,
altogether different from the species to
be found in other parts of British
Columbia and although several expeditions have been sent there, no trace
of any cariboo has been obtained since
then. The specimens secured on the
islands   have   been   presented   to   the
Totem  Pole   For  'Frisco College.
San Francisco, Sept. 25. -A giant
totem pole carved by the Haida Indians
of British Columbia arrived yesterday
on the steamer Montara and will be set
up on a great hill overlooking Golden
Gate Park in the campus of the Affiliated Colleges of the University of California. The pole is the gift of Mrs.
Phoebe Hearst.
The Haida Indians live in the Queen
Charlotte Islands and are considered the
most expert wood carvers of all North
Americans Indians.
The Marine and Fisheries Department
have notified the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway Company that it is contrary to
the regulations to carry gasoline on the
vessels plying between the islands and
the mainland. A petition is in circulation requesting that this regulation be
not enforced. There are a large number of gasoline boats on the inlets, and
it is a hardship to prevent them from
carrying on the trade that is springing
up between the settlements and the
various camps.
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Miller and daughter returned yesterday from a short
holiday in Washington.
Make it this way :
Seven pounds green tomatoes ; 3 lbs.
onions ; half a cup salt. Slice the
tomatoes and onions, and leave the
salt on over night. In the morning
wash off the salt, add: 2 quarts
vinegar, 2 teaspoons ginger, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 teaspoons mixed
spice, and boil till soft.
It's Good!
at 35c;  $1.S0;  $1.60.
at 75c;  $1.45;  $1.75.
Furniture at
Vancouver Prices.
D. Cochrane
Groceries   Dry Goods
Queen Charlotte
Frank D. Rice
B.   C  Land Surveyor
Mineral Claims, Town Sites,
Timber Limits,   Sub-Divisioils,   etc.
Underground Surveying.
Room 12 Pender Chambers
522 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B.C.
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''
Subscribe for the "Islander." It has
a bigger circulation on the Islands already than any other paper. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
J. M. CAMPBELL, Publisher.
In Canada, $2.00; Foreign, $3.00
per annum, in advance.
Advertising Rates
Contract Advertisements $2.00 per
inch per month.
Single insertions $1.00 per inch
per week.
Legal Notices, Government Rates.
Qneen Carlotte Sprnce ScOWCroft's   Restaurant
A petition is being largely signed by
residents of Queen Charlotte and Skidegate requesting the Provincial government to appoint a Justice of the Peace
for this district. We all know the
reason why there has never been an
appointment made so far. The matter
has been allowed to hang fire too long
and the time has arrived when this
important matter should receive the attention of the authorities. Many instances are known of how residents
have suffered in business through no
magistrate being resident here. During
the recent election a great many drawbacks had to be contended with and only
for the presence of J. P.'s from Prince
Rupert and Massett, to use an expression we would have been up against it. The
name of Mr. T. R. Davey, we believe, is
being recommended for the appointment, and we think that no better
name could be put forward, as he is
competent in every way.
The opening up of the coal and oil
properties on Graham Island marks
another section of the rich province
which will bring before the world the
potentialities that have been awaiting
the construction of a railway. Two
companies are at work on the Yakoun
river, building roads and working diamond drills. At Tiahn point a drill is
Lor.ng for oil at the rate of thirty feet
a day and is down 500 feet. They
have passed through the surface shale
and aie now in the limestone capping.
Oil is met with and every indication
evident of the existence of vast oil properties over the territory extending
from Frederick Island to Otard Bay.
The whole of the west coast of Graham
Island has been staked, one indivdual
recording no less than 180 claims.
Hospital Society Reorganized.
Mr. J. E. Corlett, managing director
of the Moresby Island Lumber Co., who
spent the past week at Queen Charlotte
on business in connection with his company, left yesterday for the south.
In a short interview, Mr. Corlett said
he was well satisfied with the work done
this season. Owing to present conditions it was impossible to get ships to
come here and load lumber, as Comox
was the only port in the north that ships
could clear from with insurance. As
soon as Prince Rupert was made a
clearance port for ships, which would
be in the near future, the lumbering
industry on the islands would be no small
affair. His company were prepared to
run their mill night and day as they had
a market in Australia for all the spruce
lumber they could cut. Mr. Corlett
stated that a consignment of ten car
loads of spruce for Boston would be sent
east and another of 200,000 feet of
clear spruce for Victoria was ready for
A meeting was held last Wednesday
night in the hospital for the purpose of
reorganizing the Hospital Society. Mr.
Barge, who presided, said that it was
about time they were doing something
in regard to putting the Society on a
more solid basis. He suggested that
the secretary write for particulars re
incorporation and report. It was agreed
to make the membership fee $2.00
per annum. The following officers were
appointed: President, W. J. Smith; vice-
president, D. Cochrane; auditor, J. L.
Barge; secy.-treas., J. M. Campbell;
trustees, Messrs. E. M. Sandilands, G.
D. Beattie and T. R. Davey. Dr. Win
ter, who has had large practice in the
coal district of south Wales and lately
of the Columbia Hospital, Van Anda, is
in charge of the hospital.
A  first, class Restaurant  where  meals
can be had at all hours.
Round Steak
Roast Beef,
T-Bone,     -
18c. per lb.
20c. per lb.
22c. per lb.
22c. per lb.
Fresh and Salt,   -
10c. per lb.
Fine Exhibit Of Vegetables.
The "Islander" office last week was
decked with all kinds of garden products
grown by two local men. W. Sandison
of Lena Island had some excellent carrots, parsnips and potatoes on exhibit.
The potatoes were very large and nine
of them weighed over 10 lbs. J. L.
Barge had also a fine exhibit of cabbage,
cauliflower, parsnips, carrots, turnips
and potatoes, all of fine variety and
large size.
Developing The South-Easter Mine.
A force of eight men, under the superintendence of T. R. Davey of this city,
are at work on the South-Easter mine
which is situated east of the Skidegate
Indian reserve. We understand that a
cook house and dining room, 26 x 16,
and other necessary buildings have been
erected. Surface work, such as tracing
the various veins through the property,
and underground development of the
mine is being carried out and we understand everyone is pleased with the outlook. The property is owned by A. J.
Gordon, et al, and was bonded recently
by J. D. Sword, M.E., of Seattle, and
Skidegate. Stock and Fixtures at
cost ; a bargain.—Apply D. Leroux,
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Charles Harrison of
Massett, occupation farmer, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted about 80 chains distant and in a Northerly direction from
the North-east corner post of Lot 227:
thence south 30 chains more or less,
thence west 20 chains more or less,
thence south 40 chains more or less,
thence east 40 chains to the shore line,
thence along the shoreline to point of
commencement, and containing 160 acres
more or less.
Charles Harrison.
Date September 25th, 1911.
Under New Management
C. DE PAPE, Proprietor.
First-class accommodation for visitors.
Meals at all hours.    Beds from 25c. up.
Reasonable Rates by the Day or Week.
Free information given to parties
looking for land.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Samuel B. Ray-
bould, of Lawn Hill, occupation farmer,
intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
west bank of Tl-El River on the east
boundary of Lot 1748, thence north along
said east boundary of Lot 1748, a distance of 20 chains, thence in a southeasterly direction along the west bank
of Ti-El River to point of commencement, containing five acres more or less.
Samuel B. Raybould.
Dated Sept. 7th, 1911.
Skeena Land District—District of
Queen Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I. David M. McLaren, of Vancouver, B. C, occupation
prospector, intends to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands for a
license to prospect for coal and petroleum over 640 acres of land described
as follows: Commencing at a post
planted on the beach on the south side
of Tain Point, west coast of Graham
Island, and about 9 miles south of
Fredrick Island, thence 80 chains south,
thence 80 chains west, thence 80 chains
north,, thence 80 chains east to point of
Date June 24, 1911.    David M. McLaren
Agent, Charles D. McPhail
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Charles Beck, of
Lena Island, Queen Charlotte, occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchare the following described land: Commencing at a post
planted at the South-east Corner of Coal
License No. 5684, Graham Island, thence
north 40 chains, thence east 10 chains,
thence south 40 chains, thence west
following the shore-line to point of commencement, and occupying the land between Coal License 5684 and Pre-emption 1092. Charles Beck, Locator.
Located September, 9th, 1911.
For a Strictly up-to-date
Tailor Made Suit
Merchant Tailors
Going At
To make room for Xmas
Goods which will begin to
arrive soon we are going
to clear off a few lines at
20 Per Cent. Off
All Suits of Clothes—all
new and up to date—20
per cent.
Trunks and Grips—20
per cent.
Dishes and Fancy China
—25 per cent.
These prices only hold
good to Oct. 31 and are
for cash only.
Don't Delay.
An  Ideal Place to Spend
a Vacation.
Queen Charlotte,   -   B. C.   j
Splendid Shooting and Fishing
to be had in the vicinity.
Only  the   Choicest  Brands of
Liquors and Cigars kept.
W. J. Smith,  Prop.
The Insurance People
Plate Glass
Employer's Liability
Contractors' and Personal Bonds
Policies Written Direct.
Mack Realty & Insurance Co.
Reindeer For How Did He
Northern Wilds Cast His Vote
Department of Interior is Mak- Colliers Wonders to What Ex-
ing a Novel Experiment with tent the British Born Cry
Reindeer from Lapland. Affected the British Born.
Pithy News Of
Old England
Items of Interest to Many
People from the Old Home
Edmor.tor., Oct. 5.—Three carloads of Laplar.d reir.deer frcm
Northern Newfoundland was the
remr.rkr.ble freight which arrived
in Edmor.tor. today on the C. N. R.
from the east. There were forty-
three reir.deer in three cars and
the fourth car was stocked with
reir.deer food, moss and frass.
The reir.deer are che representatives of the species with which
the department of the interior
has planned co stock the district
of Mackenzie. The animals are
to be used for carrying purposes
in the long reaches of the north
in place of dogs.
The consignment of reir.deer
left  Newfoundland on September
The reindeer will be taken by
rail as far as Stony Creek, sixty
miles r.orih of Edmonton, and
from that point they will be taken
overland to Athabasca Larding.
Some that have been well broken
will be led and others will be
conveyed in wagons. At Athabasca Landing the animals will
be placed in scows and floated
down the Athabasca river to Fort
Smith, which is their destination.
They will have travelled fully
five thousand miles by the time
their journey is at an end.
Had Married Thirteen Times.
Portland, Ore., Oct. 5.—Wooed
and won by thirteen braves, Nellie
Lane, a good looking Siletz squaw,
is now the bride of Moses, her
fourteenth who has been married
four times himself. The woman
made this admission cheerfully
before the grand jury when she
appeared as a witness in an investigation into the sale of liquor
on the Siletz reservation.
It is believed she has the Pacific
Coast matrimonial record cinched
and the only one who even approached her mark, is dead. He
was Peter West, a Pendleton attorney, who died after he had wed
his thirteenth.
"If the election returns are ever
analysed it would be interesting to
find out what the British born
did with his vote. By the British-
born is meant the newcomer from
England to Canada—in Australia
they call him a new chum—as
compared with the people who
came here long ago and built up
the country. Of course, we are
all British-born who are born
within the Empire and all equally
proud of it. But a special appeal
was made, for party purposes, to
the recently arrived British-born
as a person who might be influenced, because he was ignorant
of Canadian politics, to help deliver Canada from the danger
of free food exchange with the
United States.
"Of course, the best service
anyone can do the British-born
is to assimilate him to the people
and conditions of the new land
that he is making his home; but
in this case he was picked out
as a special rescuer, and told
that his place in the general election was to save a Liberal Government, born and bred on the spot,
from making an unpatriotic and
disloyal fool of itself.
"As a rule, the British-born
we get over here belongs to the
working classes, and it is true that
here, as in the Old Country, most
of the workingman's blessings have
flowed from a Liberal Government.
It is also true that Premier Asquith
said reciprocityy was good for
business and for the Empire, and
Lloyd-George, the friend of the
poor, said it was crystallized common sense, and British Ambassador Bryce helped to make the
agreement, but all these things
may not have counted against
the representations on the other
"What did the British-born do?
Did he cast a ballot for common
sense and cheaper living? Did he
rally to the side his bread is
buttered on? Or did he do something else?"—Canadian Colliers.
Postman Walks 200,000 Miles
George Wright, a postman, of
Downham Market, Norfolk, has
retired after thirty-six years' service, during which he has walked
and driven considerably more than
200,000 miles.
Old Greek Coin
During excavations on Lord Onslow's estate at Clandon a silver
stater of the time of Philip of
Macedon was unearthed. This
coin was among the earliest brought
to Britain by the Greek traders,
and was of the type from which
the British gold coins were copied
Dumb Man Speaks
Alfred Lee, an electrician, employed by Llanelly (Carmathen-
shire) Electric Light Company,
who was struck dumb as the result
of an electric shock accidentally
received during his employment,
has recovered his speech.
A Candid Friend
A woman who, at Greenwich
Police Court, denied being intoxicated, called a witness who
knew nothing of the incident beyond what she had heard. "Then
what have you come for?" asked
the magistrate. "To pay the
fine," she answered promptly.
New Lighthouse in Solent
Within a few weeks a new lower
lighthouse will send out its warning
rays from Hurst Castle, at the
western entrance to the Solent.
The innovation is to ensure ships
taking a safe course to the westward of a dangerous reef of rocks
of which the Needle sform the
Mile. Mallery Wants a Man
Who Can Lift More Than She
is.bestowed, either by the Mayor
and   Corporation   of   her   native
place,    or   by   some   benevolent
donor.    The prize enables hereto
find a husband, even if her virtues
do  not.    There  are  innumerable
Rosieres annually in France, almost
one for every hamlet,  but Mile.
Mallery stands out from the rest.
She is very strong is six feet tall,
and tills the fields with her father,
a farmer.    She lifts weights, and
can easily juggle with one or two
hundred  pounds.     Her   feats  of
strength are many.    One of her
father's farm hands drove up with
some    sacks  of^ wheat.    One  of
them was too heavy for him, and
he asked for help.    Mile. Mallery
smiled   and   brushed   him   aside.
She lifted the sack, weighing over
400 pounds, as if it were a feather,
shouldered it, and carried it into
the granary.
She has just been awarded for
her virtues the sum of $400 in
gold pieces, left annually by a
merchant of the south to the
most deserving girl of the village.
In spite of her virtues and her
dowry she has not yet found a
husband. She is looking out fcr
one, but will not put up with a
weakling. She says the mar. of
her choice must be able to lift
more thai, she car..
Carpenter and
General Contractor
Queen Charlotte.
GLASS,     PUTTY     Etc.,
always in stock.
Funeral Director.
All your Watch and Jewelry repairing
can be done at home.    See
Mile    Mallery   who   has   just        Tfc0mflS A. BrOlWl
recieved   the   Rostere s   Prize   at
Vinay, near Grenoble, is a maiden Practical Watchmaker
possessed  of all the  virtues,  or
whom, on that account, a dowry at the Queen Charlotte Drug Store
Too Hot?
Drink Blue Ribbon Beer
Too Cold?
Drink P. & 0. Scotch or Corby's Rye
We are sole agents in Northern B. C. for these and other well-known lines
and we fill orders promptly. You know that you will receive goods by
return boat when you order from us. We also carry all standard lines
of Liqnors, and CASCADE BEER.
The Pioneer Liquor House of Northern B.C.
Mclntyre Block, Third Avenue, Prince Rupert. P.O. Box 319
W TT yirTsTITO' '*■■*
We Supply the Farm, House, Camp and Mine and Save
the Buyer Money.
Write for our Price List
Largest Stock in Northern B. C.
Empress Hotel
Private telephones in every room. Hot and Cold running water.
No extra charge for Baths.
Lunch Counter and Dining Room in Connection.
Bar Pool Room Barber Shop.
Electric Lighted
Well Heated
Centrally Located
Third Avenue
A wireless station is urgently needed
in the vicinity of Massett Inlet. The
nearest means of communication with
the outer world is Dead Tree Point, over
eighty miles from Massett, and but one
steamer arrives at the north end of the
island during each fortnight through the
winter months. The hundreds of residents are completely cut off from the
outer world andkeenly feel the want of
better service/
Twelve men are at work at Langara
Island constructing the lighthouse that
will stand on the extreme limit of the
last land between America and Asia,
the structure is being erected on one of
the most dangerous sections of the coast
of British Columbia, and will aid in the
navigation of vessels between Alaska
and Prince Rupert.
/Five deer have been turned loose on
the west side of Massett Inlet/ The
animals will not be disturbed by wolves
or other wild denizens of the forest, the
islands being clear of every other species
with the exception of black bears. Some
years ago a number of Indians secured
three Caribou on the island, and recent
land stakers saw the track of one
Caribou near Frederick Island.
The result of the vote at Naden Harbor, where the whaling station is located,
showed that but one voter in that district—the returning officer. With a
large number of men employed and
vessels engaged in capturing whales, it
was the subject of comment that all
employees neglected to register or were
recent arrivals. The large majority of
workmen are Japs and Chinese.
At the new townsite of Massett a
wharf is urgently needed. The structure
Henry Edenshaw's Power Sloop
Union Engine 15 H. P.
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
boat on the Queen Charlottes and makes
regular trips to the West Coast.
For further particulars and information apply to
Henry Edenshaw, Massett.
now serving as a wharf is in a dilapidated condition and is liable to fall at
any time. Unfortunately, the residents
of Massett are divided over the location
of a new wharf, for which the Dominion
government has passed a liberal appropriation. Considering that the large
volume of business is carried on at New
Massett, several persons who were
favorable to the construction of the
wharf, in another locality, having signed
the petition favoring the placing of the
structure at the new settlement.
The Graham Island Oil Company has
been incorporated and is awaiting development at the plant of the B. C. Oilfield Company. The owners of the
property are all residents of Massett
and Prince Rupert. At a recent meeting
the following officers were elected : Dr.
Kergin, president; G. D. Tite, vice-
president; Chief Vickers, sec.-treas.;
Messrs. Patmore, Deasy, Brown, directors. The company own a large number of claims on the west coast of
Graham Island, and are confident that
the future oilfields will develop into one
of the largest industries in the neighborhood of the new city of Prince Rupert.
P'nk   Mip'Tp.l   Cl ira.   sitinte   in   tlie   ,,(uo<m
Cuarl itto   Minins»   Division   tt   SI; >and   DiBti.it.
\, l.oiv iocat'eu—On Moresby Island on the west
side  of   Collison  Bay  about  500  feet  from tide
Take notice that I, John Elliott acting as agent
for R. A. Trethewey Free Miner's Certificate
51776 B., J. O. Trethewey, Free Miner's Certificate 51777 B., and A. Ferguson Free Miner's
Certificate No. 00000 0?. intend, sixty days from
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 14th day of July ,A. D., 1911.
Per Tom Wilson
The Harriet Mineral Claim, situate in the Queen
Charlotte Mining Division of Skeena District.
Where located—On Moresby Island on the east
side of Harriet Harbour, about half a mile from
tide water.
Take notice that I, John Elliott acting as agent
for R. A. Trethewey Free Miners' Certificate
51776 B., and J. O. Trethewey Free Miner's
Certificate No. 51777 B., intend, sixty days from
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 14th day of July, A. D.. 1911.
Per Tom Wilson
If there is anything you want people to know Say it Thro the "Islander."
Most Complete Manufacturing and Repair Department in Northern B. C.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Late Foreman for R. Hemsley, Watch Inspector
for all the Railroads running into Montreal.
Manufacturing Jewellers, Diamond Mounters, Engravers,
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.
Helgerson Block  P0B<»7fl Prince Rupert
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
Watchmaker   and   Jeweler
Prince Rupert, B.C.       P.O. Box 449
Complete Stock  of  Patent Medicines,
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries
The      Pioneer       Druggist
Ih Kaien Hardware Co.
Builders' Supplies        Tools        Paints
Paints    Oils    Glass    Stoves    Ranges
Tin and Hardware.
Prince Rupert, B.C.   P.O. Drawer 1524
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
Butcher and Provision Dealer
Prince    Rupert,     B. C.
Books and Stationery
Office Furniture        Drawing Materials
Kodaks       Remington Typewriters
McRae Bros.  Ltd.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Prince Rupert Hardware
and Supply Co.
PRINCE RUPERT,        -       -       B. C.
Hayner Bros/
Furniture Dealers Prince Rupert
If you don'' buy from ut 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
When in Prince Rupert
Martin O'Reilly
Fine Tailored Clothing
Furnishings, etc.
Hotel Central
Peter Black, Prop.
Spacious Travelers' Sample
Steam Heated
Electric Bells
Corner First Avenue and Seventh Street
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
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
Stephen Jones
The A. W. Edge
Importers and Dealers in
Wallpapers, Burlaps,   Mouldings,   |
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Glass,
Brushes, etc.
Prince Rupert, B. C.
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7. R. Davey, Mining Engineer and Notary Public
J. M. Campbell
T. R. DAVEY & Co.
Real Estate and Mining
Box 63 Queen Charlotte, B. C.
Wirte 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.
J. Piercy, Morris & Co.
Wholesale Gents' Furnishings
Oiled and Rubber Clothing
House Furnishings, Stationery, etc.
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
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.
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