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Queen Charlotte
A Weekly Newspaper Published in the interests of the Settlers, and to promote the development of the Queen Charlotte Islands.
VOL. 3, No. 20
QUEENSTOWN, MASSETT INLET, B.C. WEDNESDAY,   FEBRUARY 25, 1914
5 Cents per Copy
ADVOCATES BOARD OF CONTROL TO " Salall" Is Not
MANAGE EXPENDITURE OF MONEY    Poisonous For Cattle
Local And Personal.
A Correspondent Thinks This Would be Better Plan Than Forming Municipalities.        To the Editor of The Islander.
After publishing letters, both pro
and con, with regard to the formation
of municipalities on Queen Charlotte
Islands, we sought the opinion of a
gentleman who has had a varied experience, both under municipal form of
government and with the Provincial and
Dominion governments. His opinion is
given below, without reservation, and
will make interesting reading on a question that is at psesent under deliberation by those who read the articles re-
referred to:
"In the early days of this country,
before the formation of municipalities,
the colony was governed from Downing
Street, in London, and the official heads
of departments had a very wide scope
for exercising their powers. They were
given more latitude than is exercised
now-a-days, and were considered almost
autocratic in their rule. After Confederation, the Provincial Government
took charge of affairs in the outlying
settlements and towns of any importance incorporated. The only city that
had a council prior to 1871 was Victoria.
In all of the cities it is necessary to have
the assent of the Le nslature to any
sweeping measures, and the borrowing
power is limited. When a municipality
desired to borrow money it could only
be done on a majority vote of the ratepayers. Year after year the municipalities are placing bills before the Legislature to allow of further powers being
granted, and the one year rule brings
with it changes in the councils that are
sometimes progressive and at other
times disastrous. Before a year passes
the elected are not thoroughly conversant with their work and a new set
replaces them at the Council board.
There is not a municipality in the whole
Province that is not loaded with debt,
and the borrowing power has been
stretched to the limit. Country Councils, with the limited business acumen
of those who are selected to govern, are
not very successful, and even large cities
are disussing the Commission form of
government. It is useless to argue that
politics will not creep in, even in municipalities. Interests and combinations
will be formed and men will enter the
Council to attain their ends. Unfortunately, in all of the political parties
there are men seeking self aggrandisement, and a councillor is but human; he
will get all that he can for his own particular section. We hear a great deal
about the waste of pnblic money—and
some of it is wasted—but the blame is
not to be wholly shouldered by the
officials.     Under a Provincial govern
ment and headquarters so far distant,
the people who have little to ask for
have no idea how the representatives
and government are pestered by those
who have "axes to grind." They represent to the government a certain
condition of affairs which looks feasible
and orders are given to carry them out.
A wharf here, a trail there, a road hereabouts, a bridge across a certain river
or stream all means money, and the insistency of those who are determined to
have things is only equalled by the pertinacity of the applicant. It would not
matter what form of government we
might have, there would be objectors to
some of the work performed.
Take the Queen Charlotte islands, and
look at things in a clear, business-like
way. Nature provided a means of
revenue which may be far in excess of
the amount expended from that source.
Nature also placed in the way of the
settlers a barrier to the means of communication and obtaining of food. The
islands are said to provide over half-a-
million to the revenue of the Province,
which we might cut in half through the
relinquishment of certain timber and
coal claims. How to obtain a fair
amount of the revenue and have it
expended properly are questions that
need solving, and whether a form of
municipal government would bring this
state of things about is a question.
Dividing Graham Island into three
municipalities would mean that we'would
be compelled to tax the land holders,
and at the same time ask the Provincial
Government for a large sum of money.
We are in our infancy, so to speak, at
the present time, and all are striving to
make a living with the means at our
command. Form three municipalities,
and how many have the time and inclination to take charge of affairs as reeves
and councillors? It is a thankless job
at the best and there would be no pay
in it for many years. Each section would
require engineers, road formen, schools,
clerks, auditors, police and other officers,
all drawing salaries. Where the land
owner is taxed but a few dollars now it
would mean increased taxation in the
future.
If I understand correctly, the principal source of revenue on the Islands
could not be controlled by a municipality
—i.e., the timber and coal license fees.
The Government might grant a sum of
money in lieu thereof, but it is doubtful. A municipality is like a grown
man—supposed to take care of itself,
independent of the parent, and responsibilities will grow with increasing popu-
Dear Sir,—A January issue of "The
Islander" contained a statement which
should not be allowed to pass unanswered. A correspondent, writing as
an old-timer of B. C, made the statement that there should be a certaim
amount of feed provided for wintering
cattle, and that "salall" is sure death
to cattle if allowed to eat it. I quite
agree that there should be winter allowance provided for stock, but that "salall" is of an injurious nature, is not
correct. If the wild cattle had not fed
on "salall" three years ago this winter
they would have died of starvation. I
examined the stomach of a wild bull
about the 15th of February, three years
ago, and could identify nothing but
"salall." This bull was in good condition and I mention this because that
was the hardest winter of four. I have
found similar cases since. The winter
range of the wild cattle is in thick
"salall," and even in summer you very
seldom see them on the grass lands.
Imported stock may not take to this
diet, but cattle raised on the island will,
and do well on it. I do not wish to contradict the gentleman, but consider it
my duty as a settler, and one that has
studied the habits of the wild cattle, to
inform the pre-emptor who figures on
going into stock-raising that he does
not need to fear the "salall," as it is
not poisonous, but the very best of
winter feed. The Irish used to grow
potatoes in their flower gardens, but
they eventually acquired a taste for
them. The imported cattle may pass
the "salall" up as a flower or a weed,
but the young stock will find something
useful in it. W. G. Carr.
lation.   There is one thinff that all men
object to, and that is being taxed ; and
the expenditure on these islands will
never grow less. We require good roads
and trails in all directions] Where is
the revenue coming from? It is all very
well to say: "tax the wild land." This
kind of a tax would affect every settler
on Graham Island, and the rich holder
of wild land could not be taxed any
higher than the poor holder of 160 acres.
[We would like to remark that by
"wild land" is only meant "unsettled
land," and that therefore any quarter-
section or lot owned by a resident owner
does not come under that classification.
The land tax, if it includes exemption
of improvements, is not only a handsome
source of revenue where big estates are
held idle, but it is a great incentive to
settlement and industry.—Editor.]
(Continued on page 5)
Mr. James Martin of Massett was in
town over Sunday.
Mr. Jenkins of Graham Centre is at
Massett for a few days.
Miss Adawi of Graham Centre left
Friday to spend a few days with friends
at Massett.
Mr. F. C. Wright went over the trail
to Hydah Saturday and returned yesterday afternoon.
FOR RENT—Four Roomed Cottage
at $10 per month.—Apply W. Cross,
Queenstown.
Two Skidegate men were robbed of
$160 dollars recently while on a visit to
Prince Rupert.
Byron Burns, lineman and operator
at Tl-ell River, arrived yesterday afternoon on a short visit.
FOR SALE CHEAP.—Two gasoline
launches, several gasoline engines, boat
supplies, camp outfits, tools, household
furniture, etc.-Apply F. C. WRIGHT,
Queenstown.
Rev. H. H. K. Greene held services
on Sunday at Massett. Next Sabbath
services will be held at Graham Centre
in the forenoon and at Queenstown in
the afternoon.
Queenstown residents are having a
gay time of it these days and nights.
What with motor boat parties, tango
teas and dances, and other amusements,
life outside of the beaten track is not
so dismal as one would imagine.
The Polaris met with a mishap to her
engine Sunday as she was making her
way to Queenstown frem Deenan Bay.
Messrs. Nash and Robertson rowed in
from Juskatla, where the aecident happened, for assistance and Mr. Martin's
"Nancy" was despatched to tow her in.
After temporary repairs the Polaris left
on Monday for Massett.
The new lighthouse at Cape St. James,
the southern extremity of the Queen
Charlotte Islands, is now in operation.
The light tower is built on solid concrete. The lantern is a third-order, being a powerful light vhich can be seen
24 miles at sea. The lighthouse has
been under construction for the past
year. The lightk«eper is Taylor Ash,
formerly quarter-master on the steamer
Princess May.
James Martin's well-known Lunch
"Kathleen" has been laid up for a
general overhaul. The popular little
boat well deserves a "lay off," for it
has been continuously on the run between Massett and Queenstown for the
past three years and has never failed to
show up when expected. Frank Van,
the doughty skipper, has transferred
his flag to the "Nancy." i  ll
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
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QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
J. M. CAMPBELL, Publisher.
SUBSCRIPTION
In Canada, $2.00; Foreign, $3.00
per annum, in advance.
Advertising Rates
Contract Advertisements $1.50 per
inch per month.
Single insertions $1.00 per inch
per week.
Legal Notices, Government Rates.
TBJ&&
S.S.
Prince
John
If a forest fire requires the assistance
of every able-bodied man on the inlet
this year, Jupiter Pluvious will be astonished. The days of Noah have been
duplicated all along the Pacific coast,
and we are importing animals instead
of storing them on arks.
A band of Washington Indians left a
meeting room where the sermon was on
our old friend Noah. The pastor met
the aborigines outside the building and
asked why they left the service. They
replied that it had rained in that State
for one hundred days and nights, and
no large craft was required to carry
their belongings to the mountain tops !
This comfortable steamer will maintain following service during winter
months between
MASSET and PRINCE RUPERT
Leave Prince Rupert 10 p.m. Jan. 14,
28, Feb. 11, 25, March 11, 25
Arrive Masset 7 a.m.  Jan. 15, 29,
Feb. 12, 26, March 12, 26
Leave Masset 12 Noon Jan. 15, 29,
Feb. 12, 26, March 12, 26
Arrive Prince Rupert 9 p.m. Jan.
15, 29, Feb. 12, 26, March 12, 26
Close connection for South and East
For full information apply to
ALBERT DAVIDSON,
General Agent, Prince Rupert
Agency for all Atlantic Steamship
Lines.
The B. C. Fisheries plant at Aliford
Bay will be removed to Porpoise island,
outside of Prince Rupert. This should
mean that a "porpoise" will swallow
about a million dollars worth of "cold
cash "—donated by the British public.
We will guarantee that more of the
"King Oscar" brand of canned fish is
on sale in the local market than species
of the finny tribe from our boasted fishing beds. With halibut, salmon, herring
and other fish at our doors, we patronize
the canning concerns of far away
Norway.
Property For Sale
At Lawn Hill, Graham Island, B. C.
Comprising of a Two-Storey House and
Furniture; well finished and plastered;
stable, 12 x 22 ; chicken house ; shed :
and a plot of land, 75 x 125, fenced and
under cultivation. Situated next to the
Store and Post Office.     Fine bargain.
For information write to ARTHUR
FARVAQUE, Proprietor, Lawn Hill.
The Prince Rupert
Importing Co. Ul
Prince Rupert, P. C.
Says the Financial News, London :
" Mr. J. G. Johnstone, of British Columbia, is now in London with what
appears to be the best oil proposition
that we have seen for some time—and
there has been a goodly number of such
ventures knocking about the city during
the last few years. Without going too
closely into the question of location, we
may say that the property is situate in
the Queen Charlotte group of islands
off the Pacific coast, and that it has a
sea frontage of some eighteen mi'es, including a deep-water bay capable of
providing safe anchorage for the biggest
liner afloa . The indications of oil are
exceptionally promising. The ground
has already been examined by an expert,
who has reported favorably, and selected
a site for a test borehole. Mr. Johnston, who has a cordial letter of introduction from Sir Richard McBride, the
Premier of British Columbia, intends to
develop the property, and is over here
v/ith that purpose in view."
With such a journal in good standing
with the investing public in the Old
Country taking notice of Mr. Johnston
and his proposition, there is not the
least doubt that he will be successful
in returning with sufficient capital to
prove up the property.
Wholesale Wines and Liquors
Aerated   Water   Manufacturers
FINEST STOCK IN NORTHERN B. C.
Family Trade a specialty.
All mail orders promptly executed.
The    "™
Monkey Winch
STUMP PULLER
Is   now   well    and   favorably    known
throughout the North.
Note the new address for prompt
shipments:
ROBERT CROSS
1211 Dominion Bldg., Vancouver, B.C.
If you are not acquainted with
this machine and its work write for
particulars.
FOR SALE CHEAP.-Two gasoline
launches, several gasoline engines, boat
supplies, camp outfits, tools, household
furniture, etc.—Apply F. C. WRIGHT,
Queenstown.
LUMBER
LUMBER
W. L. BARTON
Manufacturer  and  Dealer in Lumber
Queenstown, Massett Inlet
Dry Spruce Lumber for House Building
Dry Cedar for Boat Building
Dimension and all kinds of Rough Lumber Supplied
I
Investigate The Prodis
TO BE MADE IN POULTRY RAISING
bymng CYPHERfS INCUBATORS
WRITE US FOR FREE CATALOGUE
The Brachman-Ker Milling Co., Vancouver.
YAKOUN HOTEL
QUEENSTOWN,
Graham Island, B. C.
Up-to-date Excellent Service No Bar in connection
First-class accommodation for holiday parties
Good boating, fishing and hunting close by.    Fast gasoline boat for charter
B. L. TINGLEY, Prop.
B. L. TINGLEY
GENERAL STORE
Qyeenstown, Massett Inlet, B. C.
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Best Quality of goods at the right price
Call and be convinced that we can save you money on your supplies
Our Motto—Small Profits and Quick Returns
Try our Famed TEAS, COFFEES, HAMS and BACON
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
HARDWARE DRY GOODS        BOOTS and SHOES, Etc., Etc.
Goods delivered by arrangement Gasoline Boat for Charter
GASOLINE FOR SALE QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
£ J. Tingley
QUEENSTOWN, B. C.
Real Estate
Town Lots and Acreage
Coal and Oil Lands
Free and reliable information
given regarding available preemption locations.
A large tract of Graham Island's
choicest agricultural land, com-
1   prising  over   100   locations,
recently released from the
coal rights and now open
to the Settler. This land
lies close to Queenstown  and offers a
golden opportunity to the home-
seeker.
The "Polaris
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The speediest and most comfortable
launch in Northern B. C.
Will leave QUEENSTOWN to connect with G. T. P. Steamers to Massett on the morning of boat days,
returning to Queenstown on the following day. »
For Charter to all points on Massett Inlet
For particulars write F. Nash or
Capt. S. Ferguson,
Queenstown, Graham Island, B. C.
A. W. De Lisle
Builder and Contractor
Queenstown
Plans, Specifications, Estimates and
Contracts given on request.
Thoroughly reliable work guaranteed
F. Nash, B.C.L.S.,
Queenstown, B.C.
(Of Brownlee, Nash & Davidson)
Dom. and B. C. Land Surveyors
325  HOMER  ST.,  VANCOUVER.
Surveys of Coal  Licenses, Mineral
Claims and Subdivisions.
The Planing and Survey of Town-
* sites a Speciality.
Hicks & Cauthers
Pool Hall
Tobaccos, Cigars, Cigarettes
Candies and Soft Drinks
Books, Magazines, Dailies.
MASSETT,     -     GRAHAM ISLAND
(Dedicated to the late Rev. Wm. Hogan)
Beneath The Lighthouse Shade.    C0AL andtetroleum notices.
SkeenaLand District—Districtof Queen
Charlotte
Take notice that 30 days from date I,
S. Neville Foster, of London, .England,
by occupation miner, 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 at the
South-east corner of Section 23, Township 7, thence north 80 chains, thence
west 80 chains, thence .south 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains to place of commencement.
Dated February 3, 1914
S. Neville Foster
dfp f 18 J. P. Meehan, agt.
By the sad sea waves we laid him down,
Beneath the lighthouse shade;
Where rippling waters ebb and flow,—
Hallowed ground, where oft he prayed.
'Midst countless sands, near harbor har,
Bright sea birds hovering o'er ;
Awaiting God's last trumpet call,
When time shall be no more.
Loving eyes, forever closed,
Heart of oak, at rest;
Never more the clasp of hands,—
Folded o'er great warrior's breast.
Stentorian voice, dumb to the world,
Tongue stilled in death's embrace;
Majestic form, filled with God's love,
' Foremost in life's fitful race.
Though voiceless sleeping near the sea,
Beneath the lighthouse shade;
Though sandsof earth now heaped above,
N'er will thy glory fade.
Though grief and sorrow fills the heart,
Hope's banner floats on high ;—
We'll meet again at God's white throne,
Where loved ones never die.
Brave Irish heart, we love the still,
As in the days of yore ;
Our Christian hero is not dead,—
Not dead, just gone before.
Wet are the sands with tears of love,
Bright flowers strew thy tomb;
Stars of earth, their fragrance sweet,
Dispelling friendship's gloom.
Sleep on beneath the lighthouse shade,
Brave soldier of the Cross;
Let sea-birds sing thy requiem,
Your gain, our country's loss.
In realms on high, freed from all pain,
At peace for evermore;
Pray for your loved ones till we meet,
When time shall be no more.
Thomas Deasy.
When visiting Prince Rupert
see
J. D. McLeod & Co.
For Men's Wear
of
Superior Quality
GRAHAM CENTRE
Messrs. Allison and McLay have completed a graceful and substantial row-
boat for use on the inlet.
The mail launch Qusen was launched
on Wednesday last and her trial trip was
a great success. She made two trips to
Massett last week and has shown the
value of her remodelling and improvements. Captain Adam expresses his
satisfaction in her speed and comfort.
Work has been commenced on two new
buildings. Mr. Richardson, assisted by
Mr. O'Callaghan, is erecting a fine house
on his lots and the construction of a
large warehouse near the wharf is well
under way, under the direction of Contractor Wormald.
A. H. MacTavish returned by last
boat from Prince Rupert.
On Monday last Mr. J. Boyes was
kept busy clipping the "thatch" of
various residents of the townsite, who,
before the operation, presented quite a
poetical appearance. Anybody needing
material for stuffing please apply to
the barber.
Chris Sorenson and W. Toop have left
for the drill camp, the former acting as
river pilot and the latter as cook.
P.O. Box 90.
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Third Avenue
Skeena Land District—Districtof Queen
Charlotte
Take notice that 30 days from date I,
S. Neville Foster, of London, England,
by occupation miner, intend to apply to
the chief commissioner of lands for a
license to prospeet for coal and petroleum on and under 640 acres of land on
Graham Island, described as follows:
Commencing at a post planted at the
South-west corner of Section 25, Township 7, thence north 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence south 80 cnains,
thence west 80 chains to place of commencement.
Dated February 3, 1914
S. Neville * oster
dfp f 18 *J. P. Meehan, agt.
Hotel Centra!
Peter Black, Prop.
Spacious Travelers' Sample
Room.
Steam Heated Electric Bells
Corner First Avenue and Seventh Street
PRINCE RUPERi.
SkeenaLand District—Districtof Queen
Charlotte
Take notice that 30 days from date I,
S. Neville Foster, of London, England,
by occupation miner, intend toapply 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 at the
South-east corner of Section 26, Township 7, thence north 80 chains, thence
west 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains to place of commencement.
Dated February 3, 1914
S. Neville Poster
dfp f 18 J. P. Meehan, agt.
LAND LEASE!
SkeenaLand District—Districtof Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Brydone Lome
Tingley of Queenstown, Graham Island,
farmer, intend to apply for permission
to lease the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about 26
chains distant and in a westerly direction from the N. E. corner of Indian
Reservation No. 4, thence east 26 chains
to the Yakoun River, thence northerly
along the Yakoun River 15 chains, thence
west 16 chains, thence north 32 degrees
west about 60 chains to the S.W. corner
post of Indian Reservation No. 5, thence
south-easterly following high-water
shore line about 80 chains to this post,
containing 50 acres more or less.
Brydone Lome Tingley.
Dated January 3rd, 1914.   d.f.p^-Feb 4
LAND ACT.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District.
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Edmund C. Stevens,
of Skidegate, occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands: Commencing at a post planted at the Southeast side of Triangle Island, Skidegate
Inlet, thence north along shoreiine 10
chains, thence west along shoreline 10
chains, thence south aleng shoreline 10
chains, thence east along shoreline 10
chains to point of commencement, containing 40 acres more or less, being the
whole of Triangle Island,
Date February 5, 1914
dfp f 18 Edmund C. Stevens
New Knox Hot
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
TT.-MMi-innTniJim;"■, nmi  i
Hotel Winters
Cor. Abbott and Water Streets
VANCOUVER, B. C.
European Plan   -   $1.00 to $2.50
Rooms with Baths.
Hot and cold water.    Steam heated.
Bus meets all boats and trains
J. A. LEROY      Proprietor*       J. NATION
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A. R. MALLORY
Notary Public and Conveyancer
Real Estate and Insurance
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Office of E. J. Tingley
Queenstown, B. C.
Launch Westover
Makes weekly trips between Massett
and Queenstown, calling at way points,
returning to Massett in time to connect
with mail steamer.
Freight and baggage delivered to all
points on the Inlet.
The "Westover" for Hire or charter
by hour, day or week at reasonable
terms.     For further information apply
A. A. McCREA, Massett. QUEEN' CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES. COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.
Skeena Land District— District of Queen
Charlotte
Take notice that 30 days from date
I, Edmund F. Deprez, of New York
City,. N.Y., by occupation broker, intend to apply to the chief commissioner
of lands for a license to prospect for
eoal and petroleum on and under 640
of land on Graham Island, described as
follows: Commencing at a post planted
at the North-east corner of Section 2,
Township 6, thence south 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains, thence north 80
chains, thence east 80 chains to place
of commencement.
Dated February 6, 1914.
Edmund F. Deprez.
d.f.p. F. 18 J. P. Meehan, agent.
Skeena Land District— District of Queen
Charlotte
Take notice that 30 days from date I,
Edmund F. Deprez, of New York City,
N.Y., by occupation broker, intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands
for a license to piospect for coal and
petroleum on and under 640 acres of
land  on  Graham  Island,  described as
Ji U W WDllip     U, LUClltC       IIUJ.1.11       OW      V/liaillO,
thence west 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence east 80 chains to place
of commencement.
Dated February 7, 1914
Edmund F. Deprez
dfp f 18 J. P. Meehan, agent
Skeena Land District—Districtof Queen
Charlotte
Take notice that 30 days from date I,
Edmund F. Deprez, of New York City,
N. Y., by occupation broker, intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands
for a license to prospeet for coal and
petroleum on and under 640 acres of
land on Graham Island, described as
follows: Commencing at a post planted
at the North-west corner of Section 1,
Township 6. thence south 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains, thence north 80
chains, thence west 80 chains to place
of commencement.
Dated February 6, 1914.
Edmund F. Deprez.
d.f.p. f 18 J. P. Meehan, agent.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte
Take notice that 30 days from date I,
Edmund F. Deprez, of New York City,
N.Y., by occupation 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 at the
North-west corner of Section 3, Township 6, thence south 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to place of commencement.
Dated February 7, 1914.
Edmund F. Deprez,
d.f.p. f 18 J- P- Meehan, agent.
Skeena Land District—Districtof Queen
Charlotte
Take notice that 30 days from date I,
J. M. Mackinnon, of Vancouver, B. C,
by occupation miner, intend to apply to
the chief commissioner of land 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 at the
South-west corner of Section 36, Township 6, thence north 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence south bu chains,
thence west 80 chains to place of commencement.
Dated February 5, 1914
J*. M. Mackinnon
dfp  f 18 J. P. Meehan, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte
Take notice that 30 days from date I,
S. Neville Foster, of London, England,
by occupation miner, 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 at the
South-west corner of Section 12, Township 7, thence north 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to place of commencement.
Dated February 4, 1914
S. Neville Foster
dfp F 18 J. P. Meehan, agt.
»	
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte
Take notice that 30 days from date I,
S. Neville Fostei, of London, England,
by occupation miner, 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 at the
South-east corner of Section 11, Township 7, thence north 80 chains, thence
west 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains to place of commencement, j
Dated February 4, 1914
S. Neville Foster
dfp F 18 J. P. Meehan, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte
Take notice that 30 days from date I,
J. M. Mackinnon, ot Vancouver, B. C,
by occupation miner, 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 at the
South-east corner of Section 35, Township 6, thence north 80 chains, thence
west 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains to place of commencement.
Dated February 5, 1914
J. M. Mackinnon
dfp f 18 J. P. Meehan, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen   Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Charlotte
Take notice that 30 days from date I,
Edmund F. Deprez, of New York City,
N.Y., by occupation 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
at the South-west corner of Section 10,
Township 6, thence north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence west 80 chains to place
of commencement.
Dated February 7, 1914.
Edmund F. Deprez
dfp f 18 J. P. Meehan, agent
Take notice that 30 days from date I,
J. M. Mackinnon, of Vancouver, B.C.,
by occupation miner, 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 at the
North-east corner of Section 2, Township 7, thence south 80 chains, thence
west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains to place of commencement.
Dated February 4, 1914
J. M. Mackinnon
dfp f 18 # J. P. Meehan, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen  Skeena Land District-District of Queen
Charlotte Charlotte
Take notice that 30 days from date I,
J. M. Mackinnon, of Vancouver, B. C,
by occupation miner, 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 at the
North-west corner of Section 25, Township 6 thence south 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to place of commencement.
Dated February 5, 1914
J. M. Mackinnon
dfp f 18 J- P- Meehan» agt.
Take notice that 30 days from date I,
J. M. Mackinnon, of Vancouver, B. O,
by occupation miner, 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 at the
North-west corner of Section 1, Township 7, thence south 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to place of commencement.
Dated February 4, 1914
J. M. Mackinnon
dfp F 18 J. P. Meehan, agt.
Skeena Land District-District of Queen
Charlotte
Take notice that 30 days from date I,
S. Neville Foster, of London, England,
by occupation miner, 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 at the
North-west corner of Section 13, Township 7, thence south 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to place of commencement.
Dated February 3, 1914
S. Neville Foster
dfp f 18 J. P. Meehan, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte
Take notice that 30 days from date I,
S. Neville Foster, of London, England,
by occupation miner, 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 at the
North-east corner of Section 14, Township 7, thence south 80 chains, thence
west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains to place of commencement.
Dated February 3, 1914
S. Neville Foster
dfp f 18 J. P. Meehan, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte
Take notice that 30 days from date I,
S. Neville Foster, of London, England,
by occupation miner, 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 at the
South-west corner of Section 24, Township 7, thence nerth 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to place of commencement.
Dated February 3, 1914
S. Neville Foster
dfp f 18 J. P. Meehan, agt.
Synopsis of Coal Milling Regulations
/^•OAL mining rights of the Dominion
V* in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Nortn-
west Territories ana in a portion of the
Province of British Columbia, may be
leased tor a term of twenty-one 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
by the applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in which the
rights applied for are situated.
in surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territery 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 rights applied for are not available,
but not otherwise. A royalty shall be
paid on the merchantable output of the
mine at the rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
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 furnished 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
A gent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
W. W. CORRY.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N. B.—Unauthorised publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
Henry Edenshaw's Power Sloop
ii   I I •     _ ?9
Union Engine IS H.P.
Is open for Charter by the Day or Week
for the carrying of Freight to any point
on the Queen Charlotte Islands.
For further particulars and information apply to
Henry Edenshaw, Massett.
GROCERIES DRY GOODS
GENERAL HARDWARE
HAY and OATS
Goods delivered to all points along the
North Beach between Massett and Rose
Spit by arrangement.
J. K. ANDERSON
Massett Trading;
Co.'s Store
General Merchandise       Hardware
Gent.'s and Ladies' Furnishings.
All kinds of Feed kept in stock
Motor Launch for Hire
HENRY EDENSHAW
MANAGER QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
GRAHAM
CENTRE
Townsite
The Live Wire of
Graham Island
Why not invest now while prices
are low ?
Special   inducements   to    home
builders and industries.
First come, first served.
Call or write
Chas. M. Adam
Owner
Graham Centre P.O., B.C.,
regarding the best proposition on
Graham Island.
Graham Centre
General Store
A Full Line of General
Merchandise.
Agent for:
ALLADIN LAMS
The simplest, safest, brightest
and most economical oil lamp in
existence.    Call and investigate.
Western Union Fire and Life
Insurance.
Ladies Home Journal Patterns.
Pride of the West Overalls.
Ridgway's Teas and Coffee.
Lipton's Teas and Coffee.
Victoria Cross Spices.
Quaker Brand Canned Fruits and
Vegetables.
McClary Stoves and Ranges.
Address
C. M. Adam
Graham Centre, P.O., B. C.
GILLETTS
CLEANS-DISINFECTS
Advocates Board of Control
(Continued from page 1)
The upholders of the municipal form
of government are consistent. They
believe that their theories are for the
benefit of the people. If they only accomplish a certain amount of good, they
deserve the courtesy of being heard,
and the adoption of their plan, if the
majority «f residents consider that it
will improve conditions. In their arguments they advance some things that
are beneficial, and may lead to bettering conditions for the pioneer settlers
who are endeavoring to make homes on
the island. It is not well to sit down
and wait for things to happen. It is
only by agitation, in the right spirit,
that great things are evolved. Because
another man's ideas are not one's own,
should not make any man so thickheaded that he cannot adopt something
better than his own brain can conceive.
I believe that Messrs. Leary and Walsh
are sincere, and are only working to improve conditions.
Of course there are arguments against
the Provincial Government handling a
territory so large and isolated as ours.
Public meetings to ascertain our wants
cannot prove beneficial.    Petitions and
counter-petitions   receive    signatures,
even from disinterested parties. Government officials are human and they are
in the unfortunate position of being the
"butt" of every person with a grievance.   Where they should work independently, there are influences brought to
bear to counteract almost every move.'
Within the past few years we have had
three  road  superintendents,  and  how
many are satisfied with their work ?   I
believe that  all  were  honest and  did
their level best;  but  conditions  were
against them, and the settlement of a
new country means more than attending
to a district where the work shows for
itself.     The Member for the district is
always endeavoring to obtain as large
appropriations as possible for his constituency ;   but  there  are  over forty
other members—all endeavoring to obtain public grants.     It matters not to
them where the revenue comes from ;
they require a share, and the majority
will rule.
In my  opinion,   there is  a  way  to
satisfy even the most obdurate opponent
of those in authority, and that is to have
an   independent   board   of  control   to
manag* the expenditure of money on
the island.     In  three of the largest
centres of  population  permit  of  the
election of six representative men, who
should control the exoenditure of the
Government grant.   They could submit
estimates of the amount required each
year and select the men to take charge
of all public work, acting as an advisory
board to the member for the district.
All contracts should be let with the condition that only residents for six months
on the island would receive employment.
All petitions for road and public works
of any kind  should  go through  their
hands, and they should assume all responsibility. ,  Each year the property
owners or electors should elect three of
the six members, allowing the senior
three to hold office for two years.  With
such a board, understanding conditions
as they are, every section should have
a just share of the appropriations.  The
people directly interested would place
the  best men in office, and if  they
failed to do so would have to accept the
conditions they themselves made.  Even
if we had a Member for the Islands,
such a board  of control would assist
materially in attending to public affairR.
Realizing your lack of space, it would
be advisable to postpone further comment until a future issue.
(T
^
JAMES MARTIN
Wholesale and Retail Merchant
MASSETT INLET STORES
Everything in Merchandise, Surveyors" and Prospectors'
Outfits
Motor Boat Supplies of all kinds.
Gas    Engines    and     Machinery.
AGENCIES FOR
Canadian Fairbanks Morse Co. Gas Engines and
Machinery.
Holliday Engineering Co., Chicago.
Ferro Marine Engines, Standard 2 Cycle Motors.
Ridgeway's Teas and Coffees
Bucks' Stoves and Ranges
Eastman Kodaks and supplies
Commerical Union Assurance Co.
Fire Insurance.
WE WILL HANDLE ALL KINDS OF PRODUCE
Massett
Nadu River
Queenstown
>ewa
11
Goods delivered in our own Motor Boat at reasonable rate
v
J
FRIZZELL'S MEAT MARKET
GEO. J. FRIZZELL
Butcher and Provision Dealer
Special Attention Given to Shipping Orders.
PRINCE RUPERT        - - - B. C. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
MINERAL ACT.
(Form F.)
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.
NOTICE.
"Thunder," "Spade Flush" and
" Sadie " Mineral Claims, situate in the
Queen Charlotte Mining Division of
Skeena District. Where located on
Collison Bay, Moresby Island, Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take Notice that I, Geo. A. Macleod,
acting as agent for Ike Thompson,
Certificate No. B.71724; J. S. McMillin,
Certificate No. B.34543, and Ben Metcalfe, Certificate No. B.34540, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issue of such Certificate of
Improvements.
Dated this 19th day of November,
A.D. 1913.
Geo. A. Macleod, agent,
d.f.p.—Dec. 24
LAND LEASE.
SCOTT, FROUD
& CO.
THE LEADING SHOE STORE
PRINCE RUPERT.
Everything in Boots and Shoes
Agent for "Walk-Over" Shoes
"Queen Quality" Shoes for Ladies
" Classic "   Shoes for  Children
All descriptions of Working Boots,
Packs and Rubber Goods
Prompt Attention Given to Mail Orders
BOOKS and STATIONERY     GRAMAPHONES
OFFICE FURNITURE KODAKS
DRAWING MATERIALS        CHARTS
REMINGTON TYPEWRITERS
Skeen Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice  that James Martin, of
Massett,   B. C,  occupation merchant,
intends to apply for permission to lease
the  following described  land:     Commencing at a post planted at the N.W.
Comer of Lot 10, Block 44, District Lot
746, Graham Island;  thence north 350
feet; thence east 132 feet; thence south
409 feet to the N.E. Corner of Lot 7,
Block 44, D.L. 746, thence north-westerly and following the north boundaries
of Lots 7, 8, 9 and 10, Block 44, to the
point of commencement, and containing
1 2-10 (one and two-tenths) acres more
or less.
James Martin.
Located Dec. 17th, 1913.
d.f.p.—Dec. 17
Skeena Land District—Districtof Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Frank Meldon, of
Queenstown, occupation farmer, intends
to apply for permission to lease the
followingdescribed lends: Commencing
at a post planted at a point 90 feet east
of the North-west coiner of Lot 996,
Graham Island, thence east 15 chains,
thence north 7 chains, thence west 15
chains, thence south 7 chains to point
of commencement, and containing 10
acres more or less.
Date Dec 16th, 1913,
d.f.p.—Dec. 24
McRae BrOS.   Prince Rupert
Grand Trunk  Pacific Railway Official
Watch Inspector
R. W. CAMERON
Watchmaker  and  Jeweler
Prince Rupert, B.C.       P.O. Box 494
European Plan
Licensed Bar
Royal Hotel
Corley & Burgess, Proprietors
SkeenaLand District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that William Lional Barton of Queenstown, Graham Island,
occupation mill owner, intends to apply
for permission to lease the following
described lands: Commencing at a post
planted at the North corner of Block
35, Lot 746, Queen Charlotte Islands
District, thence north 500 feet, thence
south 540 feet, thence south 613 2-10
feet, thence north-westerly following
the high water mark of ordinary high
tides to the point of commencement,
and containing 6 1-2 acres, moreorless;
said lands being part of the foreshore
atStewart Bay, Massett Inlet.
Dated January 10th, 1914.
William Lional Barton
d.f.p.-Jan. 21
Third Avenue and Sixth Street
PRINCE RUPERT
Rooms: 50c, 75c, $1.00
Steam Heat Hot Water
MINERAL ACT
(Form F.)
Certificate of Improvements.
notice
Ida,   Edward,   Tassoo,    Ella,   Lottie,
Robin, Copper King, Chickmunstone,
Copper   Cheaf,   Indian   Bay,    Seal,
Frank Meldon.      Warwick,   Chickmunstone   Fraction,
Union Jack, China Boy, Copper Queen.
       Wedge Fraction, Stars and Stripes,
Ena Fraction, Una Fraction, Ona
Fraction, Ina Fraction, Sea Gull
Fraction, Moody and Marion Fraction Mineral Claims.
Hayner Bros/
Situate in the Queen Charlotte Mining
Division of Skeena District.
Where located: On Tassoo Harbour,
Moresby Island.
TAKE NOTICE that I, James E.
Corlett of Seattle, Washington, Free
Miner's Certificate, No. 77730—B, intend sixty days from date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements for the
purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of
the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issue of such certificate of
improvements.
Dated this 2nd day of July, A. D. 1913.
James E. Corlett.
d.f.p.—Feb. 4
Furniture Dealers
Prince Rupert
mure i/eaici a * »mvc i\i
If you don't bay from u* 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
Island Turnips, better flavor than
spuds, half the cost. Pork, quarter or
whole pig, 25c. per lb. Celery, $1.00
per doz. Democrat rig, a bargain,
nearly new.—Apply Chas. M. Wilson,
or C. C. Carter; Delkatlah.
DELKATLA TOWNSITE
See for yourself what is there
Ten Thousand Celery Plants
Forty Thousand Cabbage
and   other   garden   truch
Ten acres under cultivation
WE LOCATE YOU FREE
m Charles M. Wilson
Most Complete Manufacturing and Repair Department in Northern B. C.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
J. S. GRAY & SON
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  p ° Box 78  Prince Rupert
Empress Hotel
PRINCE RUPERT,
B.C.
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
Contractors'And Mining Machinery Supplies
Building Materials MARlM MOTORS Concrete Machinery
.     Steel     Rails GASOLINE ENGINES ~^ "V*?*!9
Agricultural Implements CANADIAN RAND JJheelsn an* AxUs
Teaming and Pump Wagons CO.'S PRODUCTS Dairy Supplies
C. H. HANDASYDE Jr., Prince Rupert, B.C.
P.O. Drawer 1663
Office: 327 Second Ave.

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