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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. 3, No. 5
QUEENSTOWN, MASSETT INLET, B.C. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1913
5 Cents per Copy
AN INDICTMENT
The People vs. Timber Limits.
Law ceases to be law, order to be
order, justice to be justice, when the
rights granted to the one infringe on
the rights of others. Such rights then
become privilege.
This is neither socialism nor socialistic communism but the fundamental
democracy on which our code is based
and our government inspired.
All Acts of Parliament, all Orders-in-
Council notwithstanding, a law is not a
law that violates this spirit. It is a
wrong to the people and a conspiracy.
It is a wrong to be righted.
This, easier Raid than done is often
baffling work in the face of involved
circumstances, conditions and pressure
from the parties interested. However,
when such a wrong is of such a nature
that it becomes greater and more harmful the longer it is suffered to be, it is
high time to cut away from custom and
conservatism. It is a time for the
surgeon's knife, for radical measures.
We ot* British Columbia are fortunate
to have men who strive to attain this
goal. They have studied the question
to which I wish to refer here; Our
Mr. Manson spoke on this subject during his last visit and promised us his
help towards justice and redress.
But the wrong is grevious, the injustice is great and our need is pressing.
So far nothing concrete has been
achieved. I refer to the well nigh perpetual timber leases who for years,
with nothing but speculative greed in
view have held our shores and seemingly intend to do so in perpetuity.
The first impression given a stranger
coming up Masset Inlet is the beauty
of its shores and their adaptibility to all
forms of labour and industry.
The second is the scarcity of their
settlement and the long lines of unbroken wilderness on such magnificent
water fronts.
Inquring, he will be told that hundreds
of men would settle there and homes
and communities spring up if the land
were free to the settler, the farmer, the
merchant, etc. Inquiring again as to
what manner of an autocrat thus holds
the power to dam such a flow of progress and wrong in such a degree so
much of this country, so many of his
fellow men, that unsophisticated inquirer will get in reply but the two
laconic words:   Timber Limits.
Laconic indeed these two words, but
fraught with tremendous meaning and
a tremendous power for economic evil.
Not even an answering shrug will
deign the "Old Settler." What manner
of fool is this, thinks he, who would pit
his tiny might against the timber colossus and his leases on the public land and
public bread. Were they not of all time
and by right divine pre-ordained. Is it
not proper and good that the best of
our land be given to the speculators.
Money talks. Is it not just that we
should be made to go back in the brush,
travel goat trails and practically hew
out the light and the air we breathe,
and with every axe blow make a dollar
for the man out ycnder who sits in his
desk chair and holds our choice land.
Thus speaks the "Old Settler," but
his son will remember the words, born
of such men as Henry George : "Law
ceases to be law, order to be order, and
justice to be justice when the rights
granted to the one infringe on the
rights of others. "|
Broach this subject to the Government, they will plead revenues. The
timber man will maintain his prior
rights, his prior rights to grab. As
once said an illustrious renegade: "After
me the flood."
The question of revenues is an important one. But it is obvious that the
paltry stipend paid by the timber lessees
is only a fraction of the economic rent
of the land thus forcibly held idle. The
direct income might decrease temporarily, but under the impulse of competitive enterprise it would ultimately increase a hundred fold.
The question of prior right of ownership is a subtler one. Every man's
rights are sacred, and if we hold ourselves true democrats, the timberman's
also. In this matter he has a perfect
"legal" right whatever might be said
of his "moral " one. It is but human
nature that he should be greedy, and
within bounds he may be so. But when-
ever his greed, however legalized, infringes on the people, it becomes a
crime.   /
Timber lessees are reaping heavy
profits. The price of lumber is ever
advancing with the price of land and
the icttlement of the country.    The
Queenstown Wharf
Ready For Steamers
The Dominion Government wharf at
Queenstown is about completed, the
finishing touches being applied, this
week, and large steamers can now tie
up with perfect safety at any stage of
the tide. The wharf is one of the most
substantial in Northern British Columbia and the contractor, Mr. Gillett, has
every reason to feel proud over the
structure, even although many disadvantages were encountered all the
way through.
The approach is 650 feet long, composed of 65 bents 16 ft. wide, and three
piles to a bent. The main wharf is 60
x 40 ft. The total number of piles
used was 721 and 100,000 feet of lumber
has been used in the upper structure of
the wharf, all of which was supplied
from W. L. Barton's local sawmill. A
frame freight shed 16 x 16 ft. has been
erected on the wharf, and later on a
float for small craft and a guard railing
will be built. The depth of water at
low tide is 20 feet.
Mr. J. W. Exley, supervised the work
for the Dominion Government.
Nash Survey Of
Yakoun Valley
About Completed
Twenty Thousand Acres of Agricultural
Land Will Be Open for Pre-emption
Near Queenstown.
Big Influx of Settlers May Be Looked
For Within Next Few Months.
price of timber is steadily going up.
Why? Every dollar of legitimate investment, every dollar of labor sunk in
the land benefits the commonwealth.
He, the absentee timber landlord, who
neither works nor invests and pays but
a stipend through his lease reaps the
full benefit of the community's enter-
prize in proportion to the acres he controls. Hs should therefore be made to
cut his timber or let it go.
He will make a strong fight, invoke
all precedents, the timeworn arguments
of "stare decisis." He will lobby, intrigue and attempt to bribe. He will
oppose the people's will down to the
last ditch. But this is only a powerful
indictment against him, one more reason
and a clinching one to prove the necessity of his elimination.
We have no space here to discuss even
in the most summary way the commercial aspect of the question, and what
influence the lumbering or the cancelling of the limber leases would have on
the lumber market. Nor may I discuss
the forestry question.    Both, though
important, with a little thought will be
simply solved. C. de L.
The Government survey of the Yakoun valley has been almost completed
by Mr. F. Nash, B.C.L.S., who expects
to leave shortly for the south. The
survey, comprising Townships 7,11 and
14, was commenced last season at a
point some 30 miles up the Yakoun
River, near the Wilson mine, and joins
up the old township surveys made nearly
30 years ago by T. S. Gore, with the
Lot system surveyed by Humphreys &
Tupper in 1909 in the vicinity of Queenstown.
Mr. Nash reports that the country
covered by this season's operations contains a large area suitable for agriculture, and an influx of settlers is expected when it is known that there is in
the neighborhood of 20,000 acres open
to pre-emption, so close to Massett Inlet. The skidroad, constructed by the
Graham Island Coal & Timber Syndicate, passes through the centre of the
Townsh'ps and will probably be converted into a waggon road when there
(Continued from page 3)
Public Meeting
Public meetings to discuss Munici
pal  Incorporation  will   be   held  as
follows:—
QUEENSTOWN,   18th Nov.,   1913
MASSETT,      -    20th     ,,
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TOW HILL,     -    22nd    „
LAWN HILL. -     25nd    „
SKIDEGATE, -     27th    „
W. J. LEARY.
J. S. WALSH.
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QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
J. M. CAMPBELL, Publisher.
SUBSCRIPTION
In Canada, $2.00; Forefgn, $3.00
per annum, in advance.
Advertising Rates
Contract Advertisements $1.50per
inch per month.
Single insertions $1.00 per inch
per week.
Legal Notices, Government Rates.
A question that strikes home to every
person in this country is the proper
government of the property of the
whole people. Indviduals make communities, and individual votes elect
representatives. We may all question
the motives of this government and
that: but who makes the governments?
There are people who are not satisfied
with responsible government, as we
have it, and they make a great deal of
noise in questioning the politics of any
government that is elected to office;
but it must be remembered that there
is nothing to take the place of universal
suffrage, and there never will be. One
man, one vote, is the only system under
which we can carry on the affairs of
the country, and how many are there
who neglect to register? At every
election it has been remarked that the
full vote never has been polled. If
three-forths of those entitled to vote
appear at the polling stations it is remarkable. There is little trouble in
registering. All that is needed is
residence in the Province for six months
and in the district for two months. Any
British subject complying with these
conditions and filling up a form will be
entitled to a vote. There was a time
when every person was called on to pay
a head tax, but this has been done away
with. There is no tax on the man who
owns no property, and he is allowed to
vote with the same freedom that a man
exercises who pays thousands of dollars
a year in taxes. Our islands want a
representative in the Legislature ; but
must show that there are sufficient
voters to call for representation. Every
man over twenty-one years of age should
register. It means not only representation, but it also means acquiring the
right to ask for all the country needs.
A voter is a part of the Legislature-
small though his one vote may seem.
The person who neglects to register, or
who is registered and neglects to vote
at an election, is of little use to any
community.
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Letter to the Editor and other district items held over until next week.
A large nnmber of Queenstown people
travelled on the "Polaris" to Massett
last Thursday to meet the Prince Albert.
A sweepstake was gotten up as to the
Polaris's time on the journey, which
was won by Mr. F. C. Wright.
TRViHR
5.5.
Prince
Albert
Will operate between Victoria and
Prince Rupert, calling at Vancouver
and way ports, both north and southbound.
Northbound leaves Victoria, Oct.
30, and every two weeks thereafter.
Southbound leaves Prince Rupert,
November 8th, and every two weeks
thereafter.
This comfortable passenger and
freight steamer is entirely up to date
and fitted with every appliance for
comfort of passengers.
If going to the East or the Old
Country this Xmas, apply to
A. DAVIDSON,
P. 0. Box 1694, Prince Rupert,
for  full  information,   reservations,
etc.
Special Atlantic Xmas Sailings now
to hand.
F. Nash, B.C.L.S.,
Queenstown, B.C.
(Of Brownlee, Nash & Davidson)
Dom. and B. C. Land Surveyors
1 325  HOMER  ST.,   VANCOUVER.
Surveys of Coal  Licenses, Mineral
Claims and Subdivisions.
The Planing and Survey  of Town-
sites a Speciality.
The "Polaris"
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.
Job Printing blander Office
ENVELOPES
STATEMENTS
LETTERHEADS
BUSINESS CARDS
BLOTTERS
LUMBER
LUMBER
W. L. BARTON
Manufacturer  and   Dealer in Lumber
Queenstown, Massett Inlet
Dry Spruce Lumber for House Building
Dimension and all kinds of Rough Lumber Supplied
HAY BRAN
OATS SHORTS
WHEAT FLOUR
POULTRY SUPPLIES
CYPHER'S INCUBATORS
FERTILIZERS
SEED GRAIN and POTATOES, Etc.
The Brackman-Ker Milling Co., Vancouver.
muBmmmmmmutcm
YAKOUN HOTEL
QUEENSTOWN,       - -       Grahum 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
Queenstown, Massett Inlet, B. C.
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
European Plan
Licensed Bar
Royal Hotel
Corley & Burgess, Proprietors
Third Avenue and Sixth Street
PRINCE RUPERT
Rooms: 50c, 75c, $1.00
£j|phm Heat Hot Water
SCOTT, FROUD
& CO.
THE LEADING SHOE STORE
■ i       ■   in-ill   ii ■■ i i m ■      i M «■
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
Local News Items
BOOKS and STATIONERY     GRAMAPHONES
OFFICE FURNITURE KODAKS
DRAWING MATERIALS CHARTS
REMINGTON TYPEWRITERS
McRae BrOS.   Prince Rupert
Hayner Bros/
Furniture Dealers Prince Rupert
If yon don't buy from us WE both lose money.
Linoleums, Carpets, stoves and Everything for the Home. Singer's Sewing
Machines, Pianos, Edison's Phonographs, Funeral Directors and Em-
balmers.   Monuments and Headstones
Grand  Trunk  Pacific Railway  Official
Watch Inspector
R. W. CAMERON
WatcLmaker   and   Jeweler
Prince Rupert, B.C.       P.O. Box 494
Tow Hill General
Store
Provincial Constable Condon spent a
few days here on business last week.
Mrs. J. Van Valkenburg arrived from
the States last week to join her husband,
who is manager of Martin's local store.
Contractor Gillett left on the Prince
Albert last Thursday for Skeena River
where he has a large contract on hand.
H. B. Lehrman, of the Nash survey,
who has been sick for several days, was
brought in from camp Monday for treatment.
A very brilliant meteor was seen
travelling across the north-west sky
last Monday morning between five
and six.
Dominion Constable Hughes was here
Monday bound for Skidegate. Mr.
Hughes intended crossing the Mexican
Tom trail,, but found it impassable after
going some distance and had to return.
Invitations have been issued by Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Harrison of Massett, to
celebrate the coming of age of their
son, Cyril George, on Nov. 19. The
event will take place at the Union Hall,
Delkatlah, when dancing and other
amusements will be indulged in.
A whist and checker club is about to
be formed in Queenstown. A meeting
will be held at the Yakoun Hotel on
Friday, 21st inst., at 8 p.m., for the
purpose of organizing, and it is hoped
that all those interested will attend. It
is likely that a tournament and matches
with other districts will be arranged.
V. F. Dunn, operator and lineman,
accompanied by J. Eastman, went over
the route of tjie telegraph line between
Queenstown and Massett last week and
found no serious damage done by the
recent storm. Only one place was
found where the line was down, which
speaks pretty good for the construction
engineer and his crew.
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Anglican Church.
Church Services every Sunday as
follows:—Queenstown, 3 p.m.; Sunday
school, 2.30 p. m.; Choir practice every
Friday evening at 8.
Rev. H. H. Greene, Minister.
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
Henry Edenshaw's Power Sloop
" Josephine "
A. R. MALLORY
Notary Public and Conveyancer
Real Estate and Insurance
Office of E. J. Tingley
Queenstown, B. C.
Union Engine 15 H. P. MaSSett   Tfadillfif
Jnr Charter bv the Dav or Week ©
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.
The Islander $2 a Year
Go/s Store
General Merchandise       Hardware
Gent, 's and Ladies' Furnishings.
All kinds of Feed kept in stock
Motor Launch for Hire
HENRY EDENSHAW
MANAGER
Nash Survey of Yakoun Valley
Continued from page 1
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is sufficient settlement to justify the
necessary expenditure.
The country is drained by the Yakoun
and Kum disrivers. The territory lying
to the east of the heavy timber along
the Yakoun river is mo&tly covered by
dense small timber, which has grown
up since forest fires spread over the
country from the East coast some
sixty years ago.
The men employed on the survey by
Mr. Nash are mostly settlers from the
different settlements of the island, only
the assistant surveyors and chainmen
being brought up from Vancouver, and
We are glad to learn that they are so
well pleased with the island that they
intend to reside here in future.
The completion of the survey this
year has been much appreciated by the
pre-emptors already located in the
district as they were loath to proceed
with the clearing of their land until they
knew where their boundary lines would
be.
Mr. Nash expects to forward the
plans and field notes of his survey to
Victoria within a month and the Department will then be able to deal with any
recent applications for pre-emption
records.
Mr. Nash has decided to locate in
Queenstown and will shortly open an
office and conduct a general surveying
practice.
The following is a list of the men employed during this season : Assistant
surveyors, S. D. Arnold, J. A. K. Meldrum and D. M. MacKay, Vancouver;
H. B. Lehrman, head chainman, Vancouver ; R. 0. Partridge, draftsman,
Queenstowtr; C. Stone, DrizelLake, and
C. Collingwood, packers; G. Y. Baker,
D. Tuft, cooks, Queenstown; J. Boyse,
J. Dodgson, A. Hitt, J. T. Irvine, E.
Kleven, T. Kingsley, J. A. Love, E.
O'Brien, O'Calahan, H. Ross, D. Sievert
and W. Spiers, axemen.
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.
The
Monkey Winch
STUMP PULLER
Is  now  well   and   favorably   known
throughout the North.
Note the new address for prompt
shfpments:
ROBERT CROSS
1211 Dominion Bldg., Vancouver, B.C.
If you are not acquainted with
this machine and its work write for
particulars.
When visiting Prince Rupert
see
J. D. McLeod & Co.
For Men's Wear
of
Superior Quality
P.O. Box 90.
Third Avenue
Hotel Central
Peter Black, Prop.
Spacious Travelers' Sample
Room.
Steam Heated Electric Bells
Corner First Avenue and Seventh Street
RINCE RUPERi'.
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. x
The Cafe is open from 6.30 a.m.
to 8 p.m.   Excellent cusine.
Beds, 50c. and Up.
First Avenue    -   Prince Rupert
When in Prince Rupert
See
Martin 6'Reilly
For
Fine Tailored Clothing
Furnishings, etc.
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     Proprietors      J. NATION
Hicks & Cauthers
Pool Hall
Tobaccos, Cigars, Cigarettes
Candies and Soft Drinks
Books, Magazines, Dailies.
MASSETT _-.     CT* QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.
Skeena Land District—Districtof Queen
Charlotte Islands
Take notice that H. Blake, of Winnipeg, occupation captain, intends to
apply for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleumon the followingdescribed
lands: Commencing at a post planted
at the N. W. C. of Lot 1744, Graham.
Island, thence 80 chains east, thence 80
chains north, thence 80 chains west,
thenee 80 chains south to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less.
Date Sept. 30th, 1913.    Henry Blake.
C. A. Bradbrooke, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands
Take notice that A. Robertson, of
Massett, occupation prospector, intends
to apply for a license to prospect for
coal and petroleum orr the following described lands: Commencing at a post
planted at the N. W.C. of Lot 227, thence
80 chains south, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
west to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Date Sept. 30,1913. Arthur Robertson
C. A. Bradbrooke, agt.
SkeenaLand District—Districtof Queen
Charlotte Islands
Take notice that C. W. R. Pearson,
of Regina. occupation bank manager,
intends to apply for a license to prospect
for coal and petroleum on the following
described lands: Commencing at a post
planted at the S. W.C. of Lot 1744, 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.
Date Sept. 39, 1913. C. W. R. Pearson
C. A. Bradbrooke, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands
Take notice that J. Caldwell, of York-
ton, occupation farmer, intends to apply
for a licenses to prospect for coat and
petroleum on the following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted
abou. 2 miles west of the S. W. C. of
Lot 1744, thence 80 chains south, thence
80 chains east, thenco 80 chains north,
thence 80 chains west to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or Igss
Date Sept. 29, 1913. J. Caldwell
C. A. Bradbrooke, agt.
Skeena Land District—Districtof Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notiee that G. F. Dracup, of
Yorkton, occupation agent, intends to
apply for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleumon the followingdescribed
lands: Commencing at a post planted
2 miles west from the N. W. C. of Lot
227, Graham Island, thence 80 chains
south, thence 80 chains east; thence 80
chains north, thence 80 chains west to
point of commencement, containing 640
acres more or less.
Date Oct. 1, 1913. G. F. Dracup
A. Robertson, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands
Take notice that, J. H. Parker, of
Regina, occupation master in chambers,
intends to apply for a license to prospect
for ceal and petroleum on the following
described lands: Commening at a post
planted at the S. W. C. of Lot 1744,
Graham Island, thence 80 chains south,
thence 80 chains west, thence 80 chatns
north, thence 80 chains east to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
Date Sept. 29, 1913.       J. H. Parker
C. A. Bradbrooke, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands
Take notice that C. A. Bradbrooke, of
Yorkton, occupation agent, intends to
apply for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described lands: Commencing at a post
planted at the N. W. C. of Lot 227,
Graham Island, 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, C. A. Bradbrooke.
Date Sept. 30, 1913.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Island*
Take notice that A. M. Carson, of
Yorkton, occupation agent, intends to
apply for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described lands: Commencing at a post
planted at the N. W. C. of Lot 1744,
Graham Island, thence 80 chains north,
thence 80 chains west, thence 80 chains
ISuth, thence 80 chains east topemtof
commencement,  containing 640 acres
more or lese.
Date Sept. 30, 1913.       AM. Carson
C. A. Bradbrooke, agt.
SkeenaLand District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands
Take notice that G. H. Bradbrooke, of
Yorktown, occupation agent, intends to
apply for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described lands: Commencing at a post
planted 2 miles west from the N. W.C.
of Lot 1774, 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.
Date Oct. 1, 1913.     G. H. Bradbrooke
A. Robertson, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands
Take notice that Emma Theresa Bradbrooke, of Yorkton, Sask., occupation
married woman, intends to apply for a
licenses to prospect for coal and petroleum on the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
S.E. corner of Lot 227, Graham Island,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains
east, thence 80 chains north, thence 80
chains west to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
Dat  Sept. 29, 1913
Emma T. Bradbrooke
C. A. Bradbrooke, agt.
SkeenaLand District—Districtof Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that John McDowell, of
Belfast, Ireland, occupation gentleman,
intends to apply for a licenses to prospect for coal and petroleum on (he following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted 2 miles west from the
S.W. corner of Lot 1744, Graham Island,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains
west, thence 80 chatns north, thenee 80
chains east to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
Date Sept. 29,1913. John McDowell
C. A. Bradbrooke, agt.
Skeena Land District—Districtof Queen
Charlotte Islands
Take notice that Robert Buchanan, of
Buchanan, occupation farmer, intends
to apply for a license to prospect for
coal and petroleum on the following described lands: Commencing at a post
planted two miles west from the N. W.
corner of Lot 227, Graham Island, thence
80 chains south, thence 80 chains west,
thence 80 chains north, thenee 80 chains
east to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less
Date Oct. lst, 1913    Robert Buchanan
A. Robertson, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Jennie Bradbrooke,
of Yorkton, occupation married woman,
intends to apply for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on the following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted two miles west and
two miles north from the N.W. corner
of Lot 227, on the shore of Massett Inlet, thence 80 chains west, thence 80
chains south, thence 80 chatns east to
shore, thence 80 chains north along the
shore to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Date Oct. 1, 1913. Jennie Bradbrooke
C. A. Bradbrooke, agt.
Skeena Land District— Districtof Queen
Charlotte Islands
Take notice that Mary Pearson, of
Yorkton, Sask., occupation married
woman, intends to apply for a license
to prospect for coal and petroleum on
the following described lands: Commencing at a post planted two miles
west from the N.E. corner of Lot 1744,
Graham Island, thence 80 chains north,
thence 80 chains west, thence 80 chains
south, thence 80 chains east to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
Date Oct. lst, 1913.       Mary Pearson
A. Robertson, agt.
Skeena Land District—Districtof Queen
Charlotte Islands
Take notice that Rita Carson, of
Yorkton, occupation married woman,
intends to apply for a licenses to prospect for coal and petroleum on the following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted two miles west and
two miles north from the N. W. corner
of Lot 227, on the shore ef Massett Inlet, thence 80 chains west, thence 80
chains north, thence 80 chains east to
shore, thence 80 ehains south along the
shore to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Date Oct. lst, 1913. Rita Carson
C. A. Bradbrooke, »gt
Skeena Land District—Districtof Queen
Charlotte Islands
Take notice that Madge Caldwell, of
Yorkton, occupation married woman,
intends to apply for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on the following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted two miles west and
three miles north from the N. W. corner
of Lot 227, on the shore of Massett Inlet, thence 80 chains west, thence 80
chains north, thence 80 chains east to
shore, thence 80 chains south along the
shore to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Date Oct. 1,1913. Madge Caldwell
C. A. Bradbrooke, agt.
MINERAL ACT.
Take notiee that L. F. Beecher, one
of the Co-Owners of the undermentioned
Mineral claims, having failed to contribute his proportion of the expenditure required by Section 48 of the Mineral Act, and the undersigned having
performed the labor and incurred the
expenditure, should the said L. F.
Beeeher, at the expiration of ninety
days from the date.of this Notice, fail
to pay his proportion of the expenditures aforesaid, together with all costs
of advertising, his interests in the said
Claims will become vested in the undersigned, his Co-Owner, who has made
the required expenditures, incompliance
with the further provisions of the Mineral Act.
The Claims referred to are Emmerson,
Leo, and Good Hope Fraction, at Lockeport, in the Mining Division of Queen
Charlotte Islands, and recorded in the
Mining Recorder's Office at Queen
Charlotte City.
Dated this 27th day of September, 1913.
H. L. Beresford.
TO
The said L. F. Beecher
AND TO
J. H. McMullin, official administrator of the said Beecher.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
/^OAL mining rights of the Dominion,
^-* in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of Ube
Province of British Columbia, may be
leased for 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
Agent 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.
LAND ACT.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District.
District of Skeena.
Take notice that I, Arthur Solomon,
of Queen Charlotte City, occupation
musician, intend toapply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted
beside and in a Northerly direction from
the Indian Reserve Post, which marks
the S.E. corner of Deena River I. R.,
Skidegate Inlet, thence 20 chains east,
thence 20 chains north, thence 20 chains
west, thence 20 chains south to point of
commencement.
d.f.p.—Oct. 15 Arthur Solomon.
Date 24th September, 1913.
MINERAL ACT.
NOTICE
"Surprise," "Damfin/'and "Grand-
view " Mineral Claims, situate in Queen
Charlotte Mining Division, Skeena District. Where located:—On the East
shore of Klun Kwoi Bay, Moresby Island.
Take notice that I, William H. Bur-
ley, of the City of Vancouver, in the
Province of British Columbia, Broker,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 78270 "B,"
intend sixty days from the date hereof
to apply to the Mining Recorder for
Certificates of Improvements for the
purpose of obtaining Crown Grants for
each of the above claims.
And further take notice that action
under Section 85 must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificates
of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of September, 1913.
d.f.p.—Oct 22       Williaai H. Burley. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Pessimism  Cannot Harm
the confident optimism of Graham
Centre, because Graham Centre
is destined to grow.
Its very situation on the map
ensures the future of Graham
Centre.
Any skeptic, after careful
consideration of the facts of
Graham Centre's fast development, will be convinced of the
great future that lies ahead for
Graham Centre—the natural outlet of the great coal, timber and
agricultural wealth of the Gem
Island of the Pacific.
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, Surveyors' and Settlers'
Supplies delivered to any point
on Massett Inlet.
Motor Launches for Charter
Special rates for long cruises
Mail launch "Queen" leaves
Graham Centre every THURSDAY
morning for Massett, returning
on arrival of mail steamer.
Address
Adams & M'Quaker
Graham Centre, P.O., B. C.
District News Items
GRAHAM CENTRE
Mr. O'Flynn is busy logging on the
Townsite.
Mr. McQuaker expects  to leave for
the Old Country in a few weeks.
Mr. Richardson  is  busy clearing his
lot and making preparations to build.
Miss Jones, of Winnipeg, is expected
here next boat to spend the winter
months with Mrs. Rennie.
Mr. W. Rennie met with a painful
accident to his eye the other day, but
we are glad to learn that no serious results are anticipated.
Capt. MacTavish leaves for the mainland on the 20th and will be away two
weeks. The Captain has opened a
general insurance and commission business on the townsite and is going out
on business in connection with the new
venture.
A new hall is being erected on the
Townsite to be used for whist drives
and dances. The need of a hall of this
sort has been felt for some time and
will prove a great acquisition to the
community. The residents are looking
forward with keen anticipation of the
pleasure to be derived from the dance
which is to be given as soon as the hall
is completed.
Bert Millard, who has been busy lately in the live stock business, completed
rather a good deal the other day when
he sold his collie dog "Sandy" to Mr.
F. C. Wright. It is rumoured that
"Sandy" is worth his weight in gold,
so that if Mr. Millard got anything like
full value in the transaction he will
doubtless retire from active business
and lead a quiet and peaceful life on his
ranch.
The Debating Club met last Saturday
night at the Church hall. A debate on
"Woman's Suffrage" being the subject
of the evening, Rev. H. H. K. Greene
taking the affirmative, and Mr. T. L.
Williams the negative. Both sides of
the question were dealt with in such an
able manner that the members present
had difficulty in deciding which was the
better paper. A vote was taken which
resulted in a tie, so that it was left to
the Chairman (Capt. MacTavish) to decide the issue. In a speech in which he
discussed the merits of the two papers
fully, he stated that while fully in
sympathy with the affirmative side of
the question, he had decided to cast his
vote in favor of the negative paper, as
he believed the greater merit was due
to Mr. Williams for the masterly manner in which he handled a subject of
such difficulty and finding reasons why
the franchise should not be extended
to women.
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Everything in Merchandise, Surveyors' and Prospectors'
Outfits
Motor Boat Supplies of all kinds.
Gas     Engines    and     Machinery.
AGENCIES FOR
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Machinery.
Holliday Engineering Co., Chicago.
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MINERAL   ACT.
(Form F.)
MINERAL   AOT.
(Form F.)
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
"Mattie H. Fraction" Mineral Claim, situate in the Queen Charlotte Mining Division or Skeena District.
Where located: On west side or Harriett Harbour, about 2,000 feet from
beach.
TAKE NOTICE that I, L. W. Nestelle,
agrent for J. S. McMillin, Free Miner's Certillcate No. B 34543, intend, sixty days
rrom the date hereor, to apply to the
Mining Recorder Tor a Certificate of Improvements, ror the purpose or obtaining
a Crown Grant or the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under Section 37, must be commenced before the issue of such Certificate of Improvements. *
Dated this 5th day of July, A. D. 1913.
L. W. NESTELLE, Agent.
Date or publication, July 28,  1913.
MINERAL   ACT.
(Form F.)
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
"Eagle Tree" Mineral Claim, situate in
the Queen Charlotte Mining Division or
Skeena District.
Where located: On the south side of
Harriet Harbour, Moresby Island.
TAKE NOTICE that I, L. W. Nestelle,
agent for J. S. McMillin, Free Miner's Certificate No. B 34543, intend, sixty days
from the date hereor, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate or Improvements, ror the purpose or obtaining
a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And rurther take notice that action, under Section 37, must be commenced before the issue or such Certillcate of Improvements.
Dated this 5th day or July, A. D. 1913.
L.  W.   NESTELLE,   Agent.
Date or publication, July 28, 1913.
MINERAL   ACT.
(Form  F.)
Certificate of Improvements.
Certificate of Improvements-'
NOTICE.
"Delia" Mineral Claim, situate in the
Queen Charlotte Mining Division of Skeena
District.
Where located: On the east side of
Harriet Harbour, on Moresby Island, adjoining the "Ouray" M. C. on the east.
TAKE NOTICE that I, L. W. Nestelle,
agent Tor J. S. McMillin, Free Miner's Certiricate No. B 34543, intend, sixty days
Trom ttie^ date hereor, to apply to the
Mining Recorder Tor a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown Grant or the above claim.
And rurther take notice that action, under Section 37, must be commenced before the issue or such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 5th day or July, A. D. 1913.
L.  W.  NESTELLE,  Agent.
Date or publication, July 28, 1913.
MINERAL   ACT.
(Form F.)
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
"Lizzie B" Mineral Claim, situate in the
Queen Charlotte Mining Division or Skeena
District.
Where located: About 5000 feet south
of the dock at Jedway, joining the "Maggie C" on the east.
TAKE NOTICE that I, L. W. Nestelle,
agent Tor J. S. McMillin, Free Miner's Certiricate No. B 34543, intend, sixty days
Trom the date hereor, to apply to the
Mining Recorder ror a Certificate or Improvements, Tor the purpose or obtaining
a Crown Grant or the above claim.
And rurther take notice that action, under Section 37, must be commenced he-
Tore the issue or such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 5th day of July, A. D. 1913.
L.  W.   NESTELLE,   Asrent.
Date or publication, July 28,  1913.
MINERAL   ACT.
(Form  F.)
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
"Diana" Mineral Claim, situate in the
Queen Charlotte Mining Division of Skeena
District.
Where located: About one rnile Trom
dock at Jedway in a southerly direction.
TAKE NOTICE that I, L. W. Nestells,
agent Tor J. S, McMillin, Free Miner's Certificate No. B 34543, Intend, sixty days
from the date hereor, to apply to the
Mining Recorder Tor a Certificate or Improvements, for the purpose or obtaining
a  Crown Grant of the above claim.
And rurther take notice that action, under Section 37, must be commenced be-
r^re the issue or such Certificate or Improvements.
Dated this 5th day or July, A. D. 1913.
L.  W-  NESTELLE,  Agent.
Date or publication, July 28,  1913.
MINERAL   ACT.
(Form  F.)
"Dorothy M" Mineral Claim, situate in
the Queen Charlotte Mining Division or
Skeena  District.
Where located: About 5000 reet Trom
the dock at Jedway in a southerly direction, joining the "Maggie C2" on the west
TAKE NOTICE that I, L. W. Nestelle,
asrent ror ,T. S. McMillin, Free Miner's Certiricate No. B 34543, intend, sixty days
from the date hereor, to apply to the
Mining Recorder ror 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 he-
fore the issue or such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 5th day or July, A. D. 1913.
L.  W. -NESTELLE,   Agent.
Date or publication, July 28.  1913.
MINERAL   ACT.
(Form F.)
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
"Paul" Mineral Claim, situate in the
Queen Charlotte Mining Division or Skeena
District.
Where located: On the south side or
Harriet  Harbour,  Moresby  Island.
TAKE NOTICE that I, L. W. Nestelle,
agent Tor J. S. McMillin, Free Miner's Certiricate No. B 34543, intend, sixty days
rrom tho date hereor, to apply to the
Mining Recorder Tor a Certificate or Improvements, ror the purpose or obtaining
a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And rurther take notice that action, under Section 37, must be commenced before the issue or such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 5th day of July, A. D.  1913.
L. W.  NESTELLE,  Agent.   .
Date or publication, July 28,  1913.
MINERAL   ACT.
(Form  F.)
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
"Cypress Queen" Mineral Claim, situate
in the Queen Charlotte Mining Division of
skeena   District.
where located: On Iron Mountain, an
extension of the Townville, adjoining the
"iron Mountain"  Mineral Claim.
'"AKE NOTICE that I, L. W. Nestelle,
agent for J. S. McMillin, Free Miner's Certificate No. B 34543, intend, sixty days
rrom the date hereor, to apply to the
Mining Recorder Tor a Certificate or Improvements, for the purpose or obtaining
a Crown Grant or the above claim.
And further take notice that action, un-
fipr Section 37, must be commenced before  the  issue of such Certificate of Im-
prDYtednthis 5th day or July, A. D. 1913.
L.  W.  NESTELLE,  Agent
Date of publication, July 28, ill J.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
"Ida" Mineral Claim, situate in the
Queen Charlotte Mining Division or Skeena District.
Where located: About one and hair
miles Trom Tide-water at the head or
Huston Inlet  on the lert hand side.
TAKE NOTICE that I. L. W. Nestelle,
agent Tor John S. McMillin, Certiricate No.
lotte Development Company, Certiricate
B. 34543 and the "Pioneer Queen Char-
No. B. 70302, Intend, sixty days
from the date hereor, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose or obtaining
a Crown Grant or the above claim.
And rurther take notice that action, under Section 37, must be commenced before the issue or such Certificate or Improvements.
Dated this 5th day or July, A. D. 1913.
L.  W.  NESTELLE,   Agent.
Date or publication, July 28,  1913.
MINERAL   ACT.
(Form  F.)
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTIOE.
"Maggie C" Mineral Claim, situate in
the Queen Charlotte Mining Division of
Skeena  District.
Where located: About 7000 feet from
tide-water at the head of Harriet Harbour,
south of the Copper Queen<
TAKE NOTICE that I, L. Nestelle, acting as agent for John S. McMillin, Certificate No. B. 34 543 and the "Pioneer Queen
Charlotte Development Company" Certificate No. B. 70302, intend, sixty days
rrom the date hereor, to apply, to the
Mining Recorder Tor a Certificate of Improvements. Tor the purpose or obtaining-
a Crown Grant or the above claim.
And rurther take notice that action, under Section 37, must be commenced before the issue of such Certiricate or Improvements.
Dated this 5th day or July, A. D. 1913.
L.  W.  NESTELLE.   ^a•ent.
Date of publication. July 28.  1913.
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