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A Weekly Newspaper Published in the interests of the Settlers, and to promote the development of the Queen Charlotte Islands.
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VOL. 1, No. 28
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. MONDAY, MARCH 11,  1912.
5 Cents per Copy
J
I
History Of Queen Charlotte Islands,
Haidas and Their Legends.
By Mr. Charles  Harrison.
A rticle XIII. - - - Reminiscences.
Before I came to British Columbia I
w?s curate at St. Thomas's, Stepney,
London. At that time I was also preparing to be a doctor, as I intended to go
out to Calcutta under the auspices of
the Church Missionary Society ; in fact
I had my passage booked on the P. & 0.
liner Eldorado, and had also provided all
my wardrobe. Before the time of my
departure had arrived I was attacked
by a serious illness, and on my recovery
the medical men refused to allow me to
proceed to my destination, and ordered
me a trip to the North Pacific coast until I fully regained my health and
strength. After several presentations
received from friends in England, my
wife and 1 left Liverpool in the s.s.
Alaska belonging to the Guion Line, and
eventually arrived in Victoria in the
early part of October 1882. When we
arrived we found that the only steamer
then running up the northern coast was
the Otter, owned by the Hudson's Bay
Company. This vessel was then in her
winter quarters as the Company only
allowed her to run during the fine
weather months of each year. This being the case, we were compelled to stay
in Victoria until we could get a chance
to go north on some other vessel. We
stayed at the old Douglas House, which
at that time was the best boarding house
in the city. Three weeks after our
arrival the late Mr. Saunders intended
to send his steam schooner Dolphin as
far as the Skeena River. My wife and
I secured our berths on her, but before
she left I was suddenly'taken ill with a
severe attack of typhoid fever. On my
recovery the American steamer Idaho
was in the Victoria Harbor preparatory
to making her mid-winter trip to Wran-
gel. Captain Carroll was the master.
I saw the Captain and asked him if he
would land us at Metlakatla as he passed
by that village. This he arranged to do
if I could secure a "special permit" to
do so. I then saw the collector of
customs, Mr. Hamley, and he very
kindly granted me the necessary papers.
We were ten days in making the trip
between Victoria and Metlakatla. We
arrived there three or four days before
Christmas. On our arrival we found all
the Indians in a great state of excitement. They were divided into two
parties. About eight hundred remained
faithful and true to Mr. Duncan, the
pioneer missionary of this coat, and the
balance threw in their lot with Bishop
Ridley. Bishop Ridely finally got his
own  way,   and' Mr.   Duncan  took his
Indians to a fine island in Alaska and
there founded the finest town controlled
entirely by Indians that can be seen
anywhere either in Canada or the United
States of America. He named their
new place of abode New Metlakatla.
From Christmas 1882 to the end of 1884
was the time of their bitterest struggle
and animosity, and I was present in
most of the proceeding between the two
parties. My opinion is that the Bishop
was entirely in the wrong. Mr. Duncan
had brought the Indians together from
Port Simpson and elsewhere and had
formed a Christian community at Metlakatla. He it was who first founded
Metlakatla. He had rescued them from
the heathenish districts and from the
influence of the medicine men, and for
more than twenty years had done his
utmost to instil in them the doctrines of
Christianity. They had by their own
endeavours erected a magnificent church,
school house and several industrial buildings, including a very fine cannery.
When Bishop Redely arrived on the
scene they were in a fair state of prosperity. I can definitely prove that all
were happy and contented under Mr.
Duncan's jurisdiction. The Bishop was
sent out by the Church Missionary
Society, and this society had paid Mr.
Duncan his salary; consequently Dr.
Ridley when he was appointed Bishop
of New Caledonia imagined that he was
head over all, and that all must obey
his orders or resign. He tackled the
wrong man when he began to give his
orders to Mr. Duncan and to anyone his
views in regard to the Indians that Mr.
Duncan had rescued from heathenism.
The Bishop in my opinion was very
arrogant, as he presumed on his arrival
to dictate to Mr. Duncan what he should
do and not do in regard to the people
that he (Mr. Duncan) had been doing
his utmost to civilize for twenty years,
and with whose social position and conditions he was of all men on the coast
at that time the most intimate. The
Bishop maintained that as the Indians
had received baptism they were capable
ot being communicants. Mr. Duncan
demurred, and said that they were not
sufficiently instructed in the rituals of
the Church to receive this sacred
ordinance, and the consequence was the
breaking up of the finest Indian village
in British Columbia. The departure of
Mr. Duncan and his Indians to Alaska
was a severe blow to the authorities of
the Church Missionary Society and a
heavy loss to the merchants of Victoria
Nominations March 14;
Polling March 28.
Nonimations of candidates for the
Skeena District in the forthcoming
Provincial election takes place at Prince
Rupert on Wednesday, 14th March.
Proclamations to this effect were issued
by the returning officer, Mr. Ed. Clarke,
who sent over a boat with the bills on
Tuesday from Prince Rupert.
Joseph Davis, acting for Mr. Wm.
Manson, also arrived in his gasoline
boat the same afternoon.
Polling stations on the Islands are as
follows :
Jedway Pacofi
Lockeport Queen Charlotte
Lawn Hill Sandspit
Massett    - Skidegate
Naden Harbor      Tl-El River
Tow Hill
from whom they purchased all their
supplies. The Bishop, however, thought
otherwise and in an address he made at
Metlakatla on the occasion of three
addresses having been presented to him
by the clergy and laity said: "That you
were about to show me some mark of
your confidence I had been made aware,
but I had not the slightest hint that you
were about to present these addresses
of your esteem and affection. Much as
I value these costly gifts, they are as
nothing compared to the unity of feeling and spirit which has prompted the
giving of them. It seems like realizing
a vision of impossibilities. It is a glad
celebration of triumph on the battle
field. On this point of land has been
fought out a battle that has won not
only religious but civil liberty. The
addresses are full of reference to the
long and painful conflict. But for this
I should not now even allude to the defeat of those who formerly terrorised
over the North-west coast. Very few at
the time realized the true nature of the
struggle. The general public believe
me to be animated by merely ecclesiastical ambition. The newspapers with
but one exception were. unspairing in
their vituperation. Only you living in
the district, including a small band of
much abused Indians, knew the actual
state of the case, and my memory will
ever grateful retain the pleasant recollections of sympathy and offers of
personal assistance in many an hour of
peril. I was not surprised that some
Churchmen counselled me to give up the
unequal struggle, though history might
have convinced them that much more
formidable obstacles to human progress
had again and again been overcome by
a determined faith in the ultimate
triumph of truth. Now there is peace,
unity and concord, for which on behalf
of the Church which I here represent,
even more than my own and yours I
humbly thank Almighty God."
(To be continued next week.)
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Advertising Rates
Contract Advertisements $2.00 per
inch per month.
Single insertions $1.00 per inch
per week.
Legal Notices, Government Rates.
but abuse breaks no bones, and our
friend the Assistant Editor knows or
should know that we do not need to hit
a man below the belt by saying things
in his absence. Our issue was published
and made public before his "chief"
left here. How small we are to hide
under the great man's wing!
Land Disputes Will Be Settled        Lectures By Rev. F. W. Kerr.
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We stated in a recent issue of this
paper that we would uphold all genuine
mining and commercial enterprises on
the islands, but we would not allow
misleading statements to pass unnoticed
in our columns, as we feel that such
statements are only meant to gull the
public by selling them stock and enrich the promoters, thereby injuring the
district instead of helping it.
The Queen Charlotte News of the 2nd
inst. copied from the Vancouver World
a long interview with Mr. Andrew Reid,
a contractor for the British Pacific Coal
Co. at Slate Chuck.     After a flowery
introduction, Mr. Reid is quoted as saying:    " I  have worked in  many coal
mines in my life and I have yet to meet
with  a proposition  which  as  to   coal
wealth, ease of working and economical
production, can supersede this property.
It is truly the Pennsylvania of Canada."
He goes on to say that he has no interest
in the property, he just speaks as  a
practical miner, and "that 100 feet from
the tunnel mouth a 6 ft. seam of the
finest   quality  anthracite   coal is past
through, which will run in the neighborhood of 90 per cent fixed carbon, and he
has traced this seam over a mile on the
property.   This seam will ship 1000 tons
per day for hundreds of years, etc."
Mr. Reid  has yet better in store and
goes on to say that three  more seams
are yet ahead of them with a total width
of 12 ft., or with the 6 ft. seam quoted
above, 18 ft. of coal in four or five veins.
Can Mr. Reid substantiate this statement, or is he misquoted ?   If the first
seam encountered gives 6 ft. of good
coal which will produce 1000 tons a day
for hundreds  of years,   why does  the
British Pacific Coai Co. not develop this
seam by getting it ready for shipping,
so  that  the  stockholders can see  the
bonanza they have.
We understand they are pushing ahead
the crosscut to intersect the 12 ft. of
coal ahead of them. Why not carry on
development work that will speedily pay
for itself, as well as look for green fields
ahead. The B. P. C. Co. have spent a
big sum in the development of their
property and are still doing so, and we
wish them every success in their work,
but we understand from miners, and
other parties who are well able to judge
after going over the property, that Mr.
Reid's quoted report is very much overdone throughout. We desire almost
above anything to see this company
making a success of their undertaking,
but in future it would be better to tell
the public facts.
The editorial in our contemporary on
the 2nd inst. is the last wail of a forlorn
hope. When ones cause is bad and he
is beaten, he applies the muck-rake ;
Conservative Association Meeting.
The monthly meeting of the Skidegate Inlet Conservative Association was
held at Skidegate on Thursday night.
A large number attended and representatives were present from Tl-El River,
Lawn Hill and Queen Charlotte.
President Gordon occupied the chair
and after the usual routine business,
the secretary, T. R. Davey, read several
letters from Mr. Wm. Manson, M.P.P.,
and Mr. Clements, M.P.
Mr. Clements in his communication
stated that the Dominion Government
had promised that in future the fisheries
would receive better protection from
poachers, and the question of appointing a fishery officer for the Queen Charlotte Islands was being considered.
Mr. Wm. Manson wrote to the effect
that from the 1st April 1912 the Queen
Charlotte Islands would be a separate
land district and that Mr. E. M. Sandilands would be Government Agent. Mr.
Sandilands will also have full charge of
the road work.
The association agreed to affiliate with
the district association in Prince Rupert.
The president in a lengthy speech explained the position of the party in
Prince Rupert and said that any differences there might exist would not interfere with the party in the present
campaign and that all would be united
in securing the return of Mr. Manson,
He urged the association to send two
delegates to the convention at Prince
Rupert.
It was unanimously agreed to send
two delegates and the president and
secretary were appointed.
A resolution was passed endorsing the
policy of the McBride Government and
thanking Mr. Manson for his able and
efficient services in the Legislature for
this constituency.
The next meeting of the association
will be held at Queen Charlotte City on
March 21.
S. A. Fletcher, government agent,
New Westminster, who was appointed
by the Hon. W. R. Ross, minister of
lands, as commissioner to inquire into
the land disputes on Graham Island,
reached Queen Charlotte on Monday
afternoon, coming overland from the
northern part of the island. Mr.
Fletcher arrived at Massett several
weeks ago and visited all the settlements on the north coast and on Massett Inlet, making careful inquiries as
to the disputes in question. From
Queenstown he crossed Mexican Tom's
trail to Tl-El River and then worked his
way down the coast to Queen Coarlotte.
Mr. Arthur Robertson, a well known
pioneer, acted as guide to Mr. Fletcher
on his trip around the northern part of
the island and came as far as the Tl-El
and then returned to Massett.
When seen by a representative of the
"Islander," Mr. Fletcher in a short
chat stated that he did not think there
would be any difficulty in adjusting the
disputes if both sides were to give and
take a little. He thought that the additional clause inserted in the Coal and
Petroleum Act at the instance of Mr.
Manson, would remove any further
difficulty between the pre-emptors and
the holders of coal licenses. Mr.
Fletcher also stated that the Hon. Mr.
Ross was reorganizing the land department and that in future very little delay would be caused over the issuing of
crown grants and records from the office
at Victoria. Speaking of Graham island
Mr. Fletcher was higly impressed with
the country he had travelled over and of
its future and thought the climate could
not be excelled anywhere. During the
few weeks he had been on the island
it was a continual round day after day
of bright sunshine and invigorating
atmosphere.
Mr. W. J. Smith of the Premier hotel
chartered the tug Aime and conveyed
Mr. Fletcher on a trip around the inlet,
visiting several of the ranches on Lena
and Maud islands, with which he was
well pleased with the improvements on
the various places.
Mr. Pettigrew of the lands office,
Prince Rupert, accompanied Mr. Fletcher on his visit.
During the week a large number of
our citizens had the pleasure of hearing
two lectures by the Rev. F. W. Ksrr, of
Prince Rupert. On Wednesday night
at the usual weekly meeting of the St.
Andrew's Literary Association, Mr.
Kerr delivered his first lecture on "A
tour through Palestine.'' The president
in a few remarks introduced the speaker
of the evening. Mr. Kerr, who was
cordially received, described in an attractive manner his peregrinations throughout the Holy Land, of the different kinds
of people he had met and their customs
and religion. The lecture was thoroughly enjoyed and at the close Mr. Barge
proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Kerr,
which was heartily given.
On Friday night, by request, Mr.
Kerr delivered another lecture on
"Germany." The church was filled to
its utmost capacity and Dr. Spencer of
Skidegate presided. The speaker in a
humorous way told of the student life
and customs, the peasants, and the
educational and political conditions as
he saw them in the Fatherland. At the
close of an interesting and instructive
lecture, Mr. Kerr received a vote of
thanks.
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About forty tons of freight was landed
at Skidegate on the last trip of the
Beatrice for the B. C. Fisheries Ltd.
It is reported that a large force of men
will arrive shortly to start work at
Aliford Bay where the company propose
putting their fertilizer plant.
Walter Dass acted as pilot for White's
party in connection with their trip to
Moresby Island points on election
business. He returned on the Beatrice
on Friday morning from Jedway.
A number of workmen are employed
at the wireless station at Dead Tree
Point lengthening the airels and fixing
new spars, so that the station will have
a larger radius in sending and receiving
messages.
Large shoals of young herring have
arrived in the inlet and they are being
scooped up by the hundreds from the
mill landing-stage by a number of fishermen.
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An Ideal Place to Spend
a Vacation.
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Hotel
Queen Charlotte,   -   B. C.   I
Splendid Shooting and Fishing
to be had in the vicinity.
Only  the   Choicest  Brands of
Liquors and Cigars kept.
W. J. Smith,  Prop.
A force of men arrived from Vancouver on Wednesday to start work on the
property of the British Pacific Coal Co.
at Slate Chuck. Three shifts are now
at work in the mine.
Dr. Winter left on Friday morning on
a short visit to Prince Rupert.
Next Friday night a social and dance
will be held in Barge's hall in connection with the St. Andrew's Literary
Association. Music will be supplied by
the Skidegate orchestra.
S.S. AIME
A forty-one feet Steam Tug, the most
powerful boat on Graham Island,
FOR SALE OR FOR CHARTER
Equipped with a new patent Hallander
tube boiler and a twenty-five horsepower single engine. Ready in half an
hour's notice, day or night.
Satisfaction guaranteed on all work
done. Towing a specialty. Moderate
prices.
Inquire at Premier Hotel for owners,
or at "Islander" Office.
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Appropriations For
Skeena $500,000
Large Increase For Roads, Trails, Etc.
$1,250 for Hospital at Massett.
In the estimates for the current year
the Skeena district vote is as follows :
For roads and trails, including Kaien
Island road, $351,000 ; bridges, $88,000 ;
ferries at Terrace and • Kitsumkalum,
$1,800; Copper City, $1,050; Brecken-
ridge Landing, $1,500 ; Prince Rupert
hospital, $10,000; Stewart hospital,
$2,000; Bella Coola hospital, $1,500;
Massettt, $1,250.   Total, $458,100.
This is exclusive of surveys, and other
general expenditures, and salaries of
civil service officials, all of which will
run the total for the Skeena district
over half a million dollars. The appropriations do not provide for public buildings at Prince Rupert. Assurance is
given by the government that next
year's estimates will provide for the
erection of very substantial buildings to
meet the requirements for years to come.
This means that much better buildings
will be arranged for than if dealt with
this year. The government anticipate
great development at Prince Rupert by
the Grand Trunk and other expenditures
which will warrant large and permanent
buildings being erected next year. The
Premier gives his personal assurance
that the new buildings will in every way
be first class and commodious and in
keeping with the proposed federal and
and G. T, P. buildings from an architectural and permanent standpoint and do
credit to the city of Prince Rupert.
The government does not feel justified
in selling its lots in Prince Rupert this
year, anticipating a large increase in
value of the property in the near future.
Until the lots are sold the government
Tow Hill General
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GENERAL HARDWARE
HAY and OATS
Goods delivered to all points along the
North Beach between Massett and Rose
*    Spit by arrangement.
J. K. ANDERSON
will pay the local improvements taxes,
and until a decision is reached regarding
the sale of lots, the government is not
prepared to join in the construction of
a bridge to section two.
Estimates for Current Year Show Large
Increase.
The estimate of revenue and expenditure for the fiscal year ending March 31
were tabled in the legislature by Finance
Minister Ellison. They show total
estimated receipts for the year to come
of $10,387,830.08, as compared with the
$8,192,101.06 for 1911-12. Expenditures
for the ensuing twelve months are being forecasted at $16,870,001, as compared with an estimate of $11,035,360.75
last session.
Estimates as brought down call for an
expenditure in 1912-13 of the record sum
of $8,353,860, this being almost $3,000,-
000 in excess of last year, and is made
up of proportionate advances for requirements for roads, bridges, works
and buildings, ferries and contingencies.
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Round Steak    -      20c. per lb.
Boiling,   - 16c. and 18c. per lb.
Subscribe for the "Islander." It has
a bigger circulation on the Islands already than any other paper.
J. L BARGE
Carpenter and
General Contractor
Queen Charlotte.
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GLASS,     PUTTY    Etc.,
always in stock.
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UEEN CHARLOTTE
ISLANDER
Is the only Newspaper of
recognised standing published
on the Islands. It is the
Peoples Paper and has a
circulation unequalled by any
other. To prove this the
"Islander" gets the patronage
of local business men who
advertise in it ONLY.
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A. Faulds, M. I. M. E.
Consulting Mining Engineer
Examinations  and   development on
Coal,   Metal,   Oil,  etc.
709 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, B. C.
Frank D. Rice
B. C. Land Surveyor
Mineral Claims, Town Sites,
Timber Limits,   Sub-Divisions,   etc.
Underground Surveying.
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Henry Edenshaw*s Power Sloop
"Josephine"
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.
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 commencement.
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, Agent
Dated this 19th day of February, It 12.
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, thenc 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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First-class accommodation for visitors.
Meals at all hours.   Beds from 25c. up.
Reaponable Rates by the Day or Week.
Free information given to parties
looking  for land. i.
THE OLD RELIABLE
"Wee Jeanie."
For CHARTER
(CAPT. HAAN)
APPLY "ISLANDER" OFFICE
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.o.b«.78  Prince Rupert QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Wm. Manson Got Con-   Lost Their New Launch
servative Nomination
COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES. COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.
Enthusiastic Convention at Prince Rupert Attended by Messrs Davey
and Gordon.
Capt. Davey returned last night on
the Prince John from Rupert where he
attended the Conservative convention
for the nomination of candidates for the
Skeena district.
"Cap" says the convention was a
most enthusiastic one, and it was Man-
son first, last and all the time.
Mr. Manson was the accepted nominee
of the convention by 99 per cent, of the
delegates. The. delegates were asked
in the usual way, all in favor of Wm.
Manson to stand, and 102 out of 103
delegates rose to their feet. The Chairman declared Mr. Manson duly nominated, and the pent up enthusiasm in
the cause of Manson got voice and the
hall echoed and reechoed with cheers;
No other names were ] it up.
Mr. Manson was cali'.d on for a speech
and in a fifteen minutes address, in
which he outlined the policy of the
government and his own work during
the past three years in the Legislature.
The C. P. R. steamer Princess Beatrice (Capt. Locke) arrived Wednesday
afternoon from Victoria and way ports
after a quick trip. Good weather was
experienced all the way north and all
the passenger accommodation was taken
up. A large number were booked for
island points. The Beatrice left early
Friday morning for the Naas and Prince
Rupert.
Rev. F. W. Kerr, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Prince Rupert, arrived
*on Wednesday on a short visit. Mr.
Kerr is much in the lime-light across
the straits and spares no one in his
efforts to make Prince Rupert a good,
clean city.
Messrs. Cromp and Perry left on
Tuesday for Rupert in their gasoline
boat. They will bring over a consignment of gasoline for local merchants.
Mr. A. Solomon left on Tuesday on a
business trip to Rupert.
Albert Jones, of Skidegate, while
prospecting at Ikeda Bay struck a rich
i lead of high-grade gold and silver ore.
He pegged a few claims and are in the
j vicinity of Tom Daykin's property,
whose ore gives assays of $138 in gold.
Mrs. A. Duval returned on Wednesday on the Beatrice after spending a
short holiday in Vancouver.
Provincial Chief Constable Owens of
Prince Rupert made the round trip to
the Islands on the Beatrice on an inspection of licensed premises.
At a meeting of managers of the
Presbyterian Church on Saturday the
question of a new church building was
considered. If conditions warrant during the next few months the scheme
will be proceeded with.
The "John" arrived late last night
ancl afterwards proceeded to Moresby
Island ports.   She returns tomorrow.
Local Men Nearly  Lost Their Lives
When Explosion Occurred on Then-
Way to Rupert.
The gasoline launch belonging to W.
Perry and Antoine Cromp of this city
was completely destroyed off Banks
Island while on a trip to Rupert, the
owners and A. Solomon, who accompanied them, barely escaping with their
lives. The party left Queen Charlotte
last Tuesday afternoon and all went
well until off Banks Island when an
explosion occurred, the boat catching
fire and in a few moments sunk. They
just managed to get info their small
boat before the launch disappeared and
landed on Banks Island, denuded of their
supplies and everything except the
clothes they wore, and after some trouble
and delay managed to get an Indian to
take them to Rupert.
Much sympathy is felt for Messrs.
Perry and Cromp in their severe loss,
the whole of their savings being put into the launch, which cost about $3,000.
They returned Jast night on the John
from Prince Rupert.
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Robert Graham,
Vancouver, 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 three miles west of coal
license No. 4453, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains, thence south 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, 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 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,
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 noisth 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 commencement, 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, 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
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 petroleum 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.
All your Watch and Jewelry repairing
can be done at home.     See
Thomas A. Brown
Practical Watchmaker
at the Queen Charlotte Drug Store
Hayner Bros/
Furniture Dealers
Prince Rupert
If yon don't buy from ns WE both lose money.
Linoleums, Carpets, stoves and Everything for the Home. Singer's Sewing
Machines, Pianos, Edison's Phonographs, Funeral Directors and Era-
balmers.   Monuments and Headstones 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
The      Pioneer      Druggist
PRESCRIPTIONS   A   SPECIALTY
PRINCE RUPERT. P.O. Box 1523
I!ii 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 PANTORIUM
Sixth Street, between 3rd Ave. and Fraser
Pioneer Cleaners
Reliable work in Cleaning, Pressing and
Repairing.    French Dry Cleaning
a Specialty.
Frizzeu's Meat Market
GEO. J. FRIZZELL
Butcher and Provision Dealer
Prince    Rupert,     B. C.
and Supply Co.
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.
Books and Stationery
Office Furniture        Drawing Materials
Kodaks       Remington Typewriters
McRae Bros.  Ltd.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
PrinceRupert Hardware
GENERAL HARDWARE      SPORTING GOODS
MINERS' SUPPLIES.
PRINCE RUPERT,       -      -       B. C.
Hotel Central
Peter Black, Prop.
Spacious Travelers' Sample
Room.
Steam Heated Electric Bells
Corner First Avenue 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
Prince Rupert, B. C.
The A. W. Edge
Company
Importers and Dealers in
Wallpapers, Burlaps,   Moulding
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Glass,
Brushes, etc.
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
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 UND
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 PETRO EUM 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,
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. 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 chairs
west to place of beginning, containing
640 acres.
Located Jan. 17th, 1912.
Witness: George H. Snell
J. W. Coovert.    PerC. D. Emmons, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, George II. Snell,
occupation capitalist, of Walla Walla,
Wash., intend to apply to l.e Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a ] .cense 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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