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Array A Weekly Newspaper Published in the interests of the Settlers, and to promote the development of the Queen Charlotte Islands.
VOL. 1, No. 48
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. MONDAY, JULY 29, 1912.
5 Cents per Copy
Interesting Journey
By Our
Massett Correspondent.
Queen Charlotte City to Massett Over Waggon Road and Mexican Tom's Trail.
On January 6th, 1906, R. W. Ells, of
the Geological Survey Department,
placed "a report before the Acting Director at Ottawa, on the geology of Graham
Island, the largest island of the Queen
Charlotte Group, in which he stated :
"The only settlements on Graham
Island are the Indian villages of Skidegate, at the south-east extremity, and
of Massett, at the north end." He
further stated: "Connection with the
mainland is made by means of a steamer
calling at Skidegate \once a month and
at Massett once a year. There are no
roads or cleared areas in any part, and
the only trails are those from the shore
of Skidegate harbor inland to the coal
areas at Camps Robertson and Wilson,
the first eight miles in length, and the
second about the same distance further
north. Owing to the generally dense
forest, ranching can be carried on, with
any chance of success, only at widely
separated points."
Six years forms a very short period in
the history of any^section of our great
Western country, more particularly in
the immediate neighborhood of railway
communication. During that time we
have seen many changes ; but none so
marked as the progress made on Graham
Island, which stood out at the period of
Mr. Ells' visit, as
A GREAT LONE LAND,
the home of the Indian, with the ex-
of two lonely white settlers—one at the
north end and the other at Tl-el river.
The monthly steamer has given place to
a weekly mail service; hund_reds__of
actual settlers and thousanaTof workmen are engaged on farms and in the
various industries, viz., fisheries, mining and lumbering; rival towns and
pretentious townsites are growing up
in several places ; while the then small
dog-fish oil factory has given place to
whaling stations, and large fishing stations, with canneries, cold-storage, oil
and .fertilizer plants attached, employing large forces of men.
In former articles, a description has
been given of the inlets and west coast
of Graham Island. We will now take
up our journey, by easy stages, from
Queen Charlotte City to Massett Inlet,
endeavoring, in a"short article, to show
the advancement made from the time of
the visit of Prof. Ells, to the present
date, with the saving of time and money
through making the overland trip, which
can be accomplished by two routes
without great inconvenience to the
traveler-one route along the waterfront for one hundred miles, the other
through the interior from Tl-el river.
Leaving Queen Charlotte City in the
early morning, the way led through
forest g'ades, over small streams  and
along hillsides,  on a splendid trail, to
Skidegate, where a townsite has been
laid out, and where the B. C. Fisheries
have their plant for extracting oil from
dog-fish. Mrs. Fraser keeps the hostelry
there, and is constructing a new hotel,
which will have twenty good rooms, and
where board can be had at reasonable
rates. We there took a boat and crossed
to Aliford Bay to inspect the cannery—
the largest on the Northern coast—of
the B. C. Fisheries.   Construction work
is in progress; two good wharves have
been completed; the Indians are clearing land; Chinamen making cans; white
workmen doing carpenter work on the
immense   buildings,   and   preparations
under way for the canning and curing
of fish of all kinds.     On our return to
Skidegate we found that the road  inspector for the southern portion of the
island intended  to  visit  the camps of
workmen between Skidegate and Cape
Ball.     With   Mr. Gordon   and the fire
warden, Mr. Sandison, your correspondent left Skidegate, on the first lap of
the trip to Massett Inlet.    A few miles
along the route, we found a. number of
workmen engaged in building a roadway
between Skidegate Indian reserve and
Skidegate, along the shore line. Through
the reserve, for over a mile, is a good
road over which the Provincial government   has   a   right-of-way,   and    two
wharves are located on the reserve for
the convenience  of settlers  along the
coast; they comprise the only landing
places for large steamers between Massett and Skidegate.     On  this  reserve
Dr. Spencer, missionary of the Methodist church and medical officer for the
Indians, is located.     All of the natives
were away at Aliford Bay.   It is hardly
necessary to  state  that  the  roadway
from the  reserve  to  the  end  of  our
journey, along Mr. Gordon's section, is
a credit to all concerned.    The work is
being done in a manner that deserves
commendation, the settlers and workmen employed vieing with oneanother
in clearing each section and making a
permanent  road  from  north   to south
that will be an outlet for  the  farmers
along the whole line.     Considering the
revenue derived from Graham   Island,
it is to be hoped that the road parties
will be continued throughout the summer, completing  the  section   between
Skidegate reserve and Queen Charlotte
City, and finishing up any work required
between Skidegate and Tl-el river.  With
good  weather,   and  four  months  still
open for construction work, the opportunity of completing the main roadway
Ketween the north and south ends of the
island should be  taken  advantage  of.
After crossing Miller Creek, on a sub-i
stantial bridge,   we  arrived   at W.  J. *
New Lighthouses For
The Queen Charlottes
To Be Established at Cape St. James
and Rose Spit.
Lieut.-Col. William P. Anderson,
chief engineer of the department of
marine and general superintendent of
lighthouses, arrived at Victoria a few
days ago from Ottawa. Col. Anderson,
accompanied by Capt. George Robertson, agent of marine and fisheries, left
on the steamer Quadra to visit northern
lighthouses. During the cruise a trip
will be made to the new first-order light
being constructed at Langara island in
Dixon Entrance as a leading light to
vessels approaching Prince Rupert from
sea, and it is understood that inspection
will be made of Cape St. James and
Rose Point with the intention of establishing lighthouses at those points.
Cape St. James, so named by Capt.
Dixon, who rounded it on St. James
day, 1787, is the southern extremity of
Prevost Island, off Moresby Island. The
southern part of the cape is a vertical
cliff about the same height as the larger
of the islets lying off it, 180 feet. The
cape slopes gradually from a summit a
thousand feet above the sea. Rose
Point forms one of the sides of a big
bay 22 miles extending to Massett
sound, on the north-east coast of
Graham Island.
Wharf Construction.
Under the direction of Engineer Hull,
Messrs. Miller and Deane, of the public
works department, have been sounding
in Massett inlet, preparatory to the
building a wharf at Massett townsite.
Arrangements were also made to extend
the wharf at the Indian reserve at the
entrance to Massett Inlet. The building of a wharf at Sandspit will next
take up the attention of the engineer.
Leary's farm   and  post office, in time
for luncheon.   There we found a bright
and happy family, on one of the most
picturesque locations in  the Province.
On two sides of the well-built residence
were timbers, towering hundreds of feet
in the air, which are  being  conserved
for future  use.     In front were flower
gardens,   recreation   grounds,   and    a
kitchen  garden,   providing  vegetables
for the luncheon that were unexcelled.
With open land enough to garner feed
for horses and  cattle, and  substantial
barns, Mr. Leary is  able  to show the
visitor a wealth of forrest and field, the
result of a few years of painstaking and
actual farming. A few miles further
on we reached the locations of Messrs.
McNaughton, Ledgerwood, Struthers
and Lacey, all showing marks of improvement and determination to open
up a country of which so little is known.
(To be continued next week.)
BOOKS
We are receiving the
new books as they are
published. Here are a few
of the latest:
He Who Passed
War and the Woman
The Lighted Way
The Far Triumph
The House of Windows
We also #et all of the
best magazines as they
come out. Keep up with
the times.
BEATTIE'S
DEPT. DRUG STORE
QUEEN CHARLOTTE.
Watch this space for a
surprising announcement
in a week or two.
D. Cochrane
Groceries   Dry Goods
Hardware
Queen Charlotte \
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
J. M. CAMPBELL, Publisher.
SUBSCRIPTION
In Canada, $2.00; Foreign, $3.00
per annum, in advance.
Advertising Rates
Contract Advertisements $2.00 per
inch per month.
Single insertions $1.00 per inch
per week.
Legal Notices, Government Rates.
Our Fishing Grounds.
During one of the recent storms a
vessel arrived in one of the harbors of
Graham Island with twent, fishermen
aboard. The steamer was from the B.
C. Packers cold storage plant on the
Fraser river, and was seeking halibut.
Off Langara island about or.e hundred
boats are employed in catching salmon
for a local cannery. Several gasoline
schooners have their dories out fishing
in Hecate Straits, and each average
over one thousand pounds of halibut a
day. The British Columbian Fisheries
will shortly have trawlers, seines and
gill nets working, while the Wallace
Fisheries company have the license to
fish from Rose Spit to Frederick island.
It is safe to state that over one million
dollars worth of ish will be ^aught off
the Queen Charlotte islands within the
next year, the first season of fishing on
a large scale that will be attempted.
In former years, whpn the humpback
and dog salmon appeared fishermen considered them almost unfit for human
consumption, and all nets were placed
on the racks for the following summer.
In future, all kinds of salmon will be
taken and placed in cans for shipment
to foreign markets. The humpback and
dog salmon ave considered delicacies in
China a. J Japan, and are as good for
food as any o'.her kind of the salmon
family before they enter the rivers and
streams. It is v/hile ascending to spawn
that all salmon deteriorate—the further
they go upstream the poorer they become. Birds oT all kinds follow the fish,
knowing full well that they will eventually die, and feast on large quantities of
eggs. The trout also live on the young
salmon as they descend towardr the
sea. Dog-fish, by thousands and thousands, await the fish in the open waters
and it is a wonder so many escape, to
return after four years to the streams
from whence they first wriggled into life.
Where the fish go during f he four years
is an unknown problem which scientists
have been wrestling with for many
years. The cod fishing industry ia still
ieft in abeyance, although it is known
that th'i black, red and deep water cod
can be caught in abundance. We n r e
it from the master of a halibut boat that
their lines are, at times, filled with red
cod, which the fishermen throw back into the titer. It is well-known that one
dozen dog-fish produce two gallons of
oil after treatment. It would be impossible to deal with the fisheries question in a short article; bu: we are
anxious, to conserve our natural resources, and it is well-known tha t poachers from the neighboring States are
skirting the islands in fast gasoline
schooners and steamers, and they need
watching. With a coast line extending
for hundr ds of miles, it is necessary to
have a f ast fisheries protection steamer
for the Queen Charlotte Islands and the
waters adjacent thereto. Our wealth
of fish can only be conserved to Canadian
fishermen by keeping out the large fleet
of boats which have no hesitation in
crossing into our waters whenever the
opportunity presents itself.
Inspect Timber Holdings.
Mr. J. E. Corlett, managing director
of the Moresby Island Lumber Co.,
accompanied by Mr. Montgomery and
Mr. H. F. Hunter, general agent of the
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway, Chicago, arrived here last Monday
on a visit of inspection of the Lumber
Company's property on Graham and
Moresby islands, where they hold a
considerable number of first-class timber limits. The party were very favorably impressed with their property and
no doubt a policy of expansion will be
determined on in the near future. They
left on the B. C. Fisheries tug on Friday morning for Prince Rupert.
Skidegate-Tl-el Road Completed.
Mr. E. M. Sandilands, government
agent, returned on Monday from the
north end of the island where he was
engaged attending to road business.
The Tow Hill-Cape Fife road has been
completed, as well as the one from
Queenstown to Mayer Lake. At this
end of the road, it is now possible to
take a team and waggon clear through
from the Indian village to Tl-El river,
the road being connected up last Tuesday afternoon. An article dealing with
the work done on the roads, trails and
bridges on the islands this year will be
published as soon us the work has been
completed for the season.
Japan Current Brings Message.
A bottle, containing a message, was
picked up by Mr. Charles Spence at
Rose Spit recently. The message was
written in English and Japanese and was
thrown into the sea from the schooner
Kanyo Maru off the Japan coast, with
the intention of finding out the flow of
the current from the point where it was
thrown into the sea. The letter makes
the request that the finder return it to
Captain Gentaro Miyamoto, Tokio, Japan, with information regarding its discovery. The letter within the bottle
bears the date of January 4th, 1911, so
the message has been nearly a year and
seven months on the way across the
Pacific. The message, with particulars
of its finding, is being forwarded to
Tokio.
Mining Expert Visits Tassoo.
Mining properties on Moresby Island
are attracting attention and during the
past few months several promising
claims have been bonded at substantial
figures, with good cash payments thrown
in. Mr. Arthur Gowing, an old time
prospector on the islands, who was instrumental in bringing the Taasoo Harbor ore showings into prominence and
who owns several valuable properties
there, in company with Mr. F. W.
Rossberg, a mining expert of Seattle,
made a visit of inspection to the Moody-
Jones group during the week. The
showings are big on this property and
the values run as high as $98.45 to the
ton. We understand that Mr. Rossberg
was well satisfied with the property.
-o - —
The D. G. S. Lillooet arrived in the
harbor Saturday morning.
A scarcity of labor in town and neighborhood is reported.
T. A. Kelley, favorably known in these
parts, paid a short visit this week.
That was welcome rain allright on
Friday night, but not enough.
The tug Aime went to Cumshewa with
Mr. Corlett and party during the week.
"George" was there too.
Messrs. Cowley and Allard were in
town during the week for supplies for
Grant's survey camp, near the Yakoun.
Mrs. Rice and Miss Hollingsworth are
spending a few days up the coast.
Mrs. W. J. Leary went south on a
visit to her father, who is very ill.
Walter Dass and Alic Rodgers had a
rough time on Friday night on their way
up from Lockport in a gasoline boat.
They' arrived safe but got drenched.
Queen Charlotte
REAL SNAPS
Lot 10, Block 24
Without exception the best Corner in
the Townsite.     Water Front.
Lot 20, Block 14
All ploughed; fence posts set up; small
shack ; next to creek.
. CASH OR TIME TO SUIT
LOTS   BOUGHT   AND   LISTED
Famous
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Steamers
Real Estate Dealer
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.
Prince Rupert and Prince George
FOR
VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA
and SEATTLE
Leave   Prince   Rupert   MONDAYS
and FRIDAYS at 9 a.m.
S. S. Prince John
Maintains weekly schedule to Massett and Naden Harbor, Queen Charlotte City, Skidegate, Pacofi, Lockeport, Jedway and all other Queen
Charlotte Island points (calling at
Cumshewa on 2nd and 4th tripa of
each month only.)
GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY
Tri-weekly trains to Skeena Crossing.
Connections for Hazleton.
GOING EAST THIS YEAR?
Use the Grand Trunk   Railway System
from Chicago for all the principal
Eastern centres. Connections with
all lines from Pacific Coast.
For full information apply to
A. E. McMASTER,  General Agent
PRINCE RUPERT, B. C.
Agency for all Atlantic. Steamship Lines
^xiill
?«$9
FOR HIRE BY DAY OR CONTRACT.
14 h. p. Regal Heavy Duty, 30 ft. long.
For particulars apply MASSETT, P. O.
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UrGSSCFS viiiiiAuiicci d
Brass and Iron Beds     Blankets      Sheets      Comforts      Pillows
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Complete stock  of Draperies and Brass Pole  Fixtures
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OFFICE THIRD AVE.
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I QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
History Of Queen Charlotte Islands.
Haidas and Their Legends.
By Mr. Charles  Harrison.
Article XVIIL—-Indian Reservations.
The Hudsons, Bay Company at themselves mixed np with ad vis
Masset formerly bought about ers w'ho seem more determined on
hali.aii_acre_i)f land from two In- misG'hief than on justice, but jus-
dian chieis, yet at the present tice must be done notwithstand-
moment it is contended that these ing. What them can be done to
two Indians had no riglht to sell end this ceaseless jangling over
any of their land 'and this half tlhe Indian land question? At the
acre is now included in tlhe niap present time tlhe Indians have ex-
pf the Masset reservation^' I, cellent reservations with the best
however, fully agree with the sug- land in the province in ithem, and
gestion made by the department each reservation and band of In-
pf Indian affairs on December 13 dians in the province must be
last that it would be very much dealt with on their own merits,
to the interest of intending white 1 would in the first place strong-
settlers to compensate tlhe in- ly advise that all the younger gen-
dividual Indians interested in eration of Indians w'ho are able to
i'heir abandoned or partly aban- read and write and are striving
doned houses and clearings, to live as good citizens be given
When such houses and clearings the franchise, and be allowed ail
are found on lands over which a tlhe privileges and assume all the
pre-emption record has been is- responsibilities of natural born
sued.    This is northing but right British subjects.    This would be
and fair as the Indian Should be the fi.rst steP towards their einan-
,   ,  r      ,1 ,       - cipation    from    the    reservation
compensated for the amount    ot.. L ,      ,.-.,. , • rt  T
,        .       ,        , \ktws and restrictions, winich I con-'
work he has done, but to pay him |ider ,a great hindrance to their
for the wild and uncultivated land 'advancement and civilization. We
is another matter entirely. Sup- who (have lived so long with the
pose that any man would come Indians know that under the res-
to terms with tlhe Indians for the ervation discipline as individuals
purchase of land outside of the tihey are not encouraged to do
bounds of their reservations, and t'heir duty. By this I mean that
suppose that another man should the reservation is held in common
apply through the regular chan- for all living therein, and that no
nels and finally obtain a grant one is entitled to more of it than
from the crown for this same another; and should any one de-
piece of land, wttiidh party would sjre to improve a certain portion
be entitled to it? Will anyone of 0f it for his own particular use
our readers contend that the man ami derive a benefit therefrom, a
who bought from the Indians considerable feeling of jealousy ic
would be the owner? Certainly engendered against him as though
not. If the Indians as well as the he" were getting more privileges
crown had the right to sell these tftfain he was entitled to. Second-
lands then there must be two dis- iy> a sufficient part of each reser-
tinct powers in British Columbia vation could be set apart for the
whidh is not a feasible and logical 0]d people and those w'ho refuse
position of affairs. If the Indians t0 be franchised (which would be
can thus dispose of land they can a very sman proportion) and the
only do so by having jurisdiction remainder could then be divided
over the land, and consequently up equally amongst tlie male
they must have their own native adults over 18 years of age that
land laws and be able to hold it desire to be franchised.
against all  comers.     As  sensible (To be continued next week.)
people we know that they have no  0	
such jurisdiction otherwise they
would then be enabled to ignore
the jurisdiction of our provincial
courts.    As I (have before stated
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
An Ideal Place to Spend
a Vacation.
Premier
Hotel
Queen Charlotte,   -   B. C.
Splendid Shooting and Fishing
to be had in the vicinity.
Only  the   Choicest  Brands  of
Liquors and Cigars kept.
W. J. Smith,  Prop.
The early bird needs no canary feed—
and escapes the cage.
Chas. M. Wilson
MASSETT, Q. C. ISLANDS
Graham Island Farm Lands Coal Lands
Owner of SOUTH MASSETT.
Acknowledged by engineers to be the
key to Massett Inlet, nature's double
tracked, tide railroad, serving a saw,
pulp, coal, farming and fishing territory unsurpassed.
22 Blocks reserved by residents
Opening price $50 a lot.    Only a few
blocks for sale.
Also ELLIS & WILSON
Next G. T. P. Townsite Office   .
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. P. 0. Box 2
Mill Boarding House
W. Scowcroft.
Board and Beds  at reasonable rates.
THE OLD RELIABLE
"Wee Jeanie."
Frizzell's Meat Market
GEO. J. FRIZZELL
Butcher and Provision Dealer
Prince    Rupert,     B. C.
Grand  Trunk  Pacific  Railway  Official
Watch Inspector
R. W. CAMERON
Watchmaker  and  Jeweler
Prince Rupert, B.C.       P.O. Box 449
For CHARTER Hayner Bros.'
Massett Shipping.
Four steamers passed up Massett Inlet last week.   The Vadso took in a load
, ., ., .     .    ,.   •,     , of lumber for Eli Tingley's new hotel
no reasonable sensible individual at Queenstown and had no difficult   in
m   British  (Columbia   deskres  to landing it at Stewart Bay, twenty-three
deal unfairly and harshly with the miles above the entrance to theharbor-
Indians, but as for this claim of The Ciaxton took a party of fishermen
ownership of all the  country    1 to the mouth of the Yakoun river for
very  much  doubt if tlhe  Indians the  Wallace   Fisheries.    The British
would ever have tdhugfot of it if~Empire arrived with a general cargo and
it  had   not  been  first  suggested the halibut boat B. C. P., Capt. Grauer,
to them by the whites.    The In- sought refuge from the high winds pre-
dians have somehow or other got vailing in Hecate Straits.
(CAPT. HAAN)
APPLY "ISLANDER"   OFFICE
Complete Stock of Patent Medicines,
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries
C. H. ORME
The      Pioneer      Druggist
PRESCRIPTIONS   A   SPECIALTY
Agent for
Eastman's Kodaks, Films and
Supplies.
Sole Agent for
Rexall Remedies for Northern B. C.
THE REXALL STORE.
PRINCE RUPERT. P.O. Box 1523
Bi Kaien Hardware Co.
Builders' Supplies Tools Paints
Paints Oils Glass Stoves Ranges
Tin and Hardware
Furniture Dealers
Prince Rupert
If you don't buy from ut WE both lose money.
Linoleums, Carpets, Stoves and Everything for the Home. Singer's Sewing
Machines, Pianos, Edison's Phonographs, Funeral Directors and Em-
balmers.   Monuments and Headstones
Pioneer Steam Laundry
Prince Rupert, B. C.
For Good Work and Quick Service send
your Clothes to us.
PRINCE RUPERT PANT0RIUM
Sixth Street, between 3rd Ave. and Fras«r
Pioneer Cleaners
Reliable work in Cleaning, Pressing and
Repairing.   French Dry Cleaning
a Specialty.
Prince Rupert, B.C. p.o. Drawer 1524  The Islander $2 a Year QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
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WATER NOTICE.
LAND ACT.
THE
QUEEN CHARLOTTE
ISLANDER
-
Is the only Newspaper of
recognised standing published
on the Islands. It is the
People's 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.
Subscribe for the Islander
In Canada $2.00  Per Annum Foreign $3.00
For a License to take and use Water.
Notice is hereby given that Wilfrid
Doughty, of Skidegate, Q.C.I., Fish
Packer, will apply for a License to take
and use one cubic foot per second of
Water out of Kluny Creek, which Lows
in a North-Easterly direction and empties into an unnamed bay west of
Shingle Bay, Moresby Island. The
water will be diverted at about one and
a quarter miles up stream, and will be
used for industrial purposes on the land
described as Lot 4, Moresby Island.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 27th day of June, 1912. The
application will be filed in the office of
the Water Recorder at Prince Rupert,
B. C.
Objections may be filed with the said
Water Recorder or with the Comptroller
of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B.C.
Wilfrid Doughty, applicant,
by A. W. Carter, agent.
COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena
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
80 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains to point of commencement. W. Wilson Irwin, Locator
Per Alexander Faulds, Agent
Dated this 19th day of July, 1912
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that thirty days from date,
I, W. Wilson Irwin, of Vancouver, B.C.,
broker, intend to apply to the chief com-
missionerof lands for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on and under 640 acres of land on Graham Island
described as follows: Commencing at a
post planted one and three-quarter miles
north of the North-west corner of Lot
60, thence east 80 chains, thence north
80 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains to point of commencement. W. Wilson Irwin, Locator
Per Alexander Faulds, Agent
Dated this 19th day of July, 1912
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.
Notice is hereby given that the reserve, notice of which appeared in the
British Columbia Gazette of the 25th
February, 1909, being dated the 23rd
February, 1909, relating to a parcel of
land situated on the Eastern shore of
Massett Inlet, Graham Island, is cancelled and that the vacant lands included
therein will be thrown open to preemption at midnight on Friday, October
4th, 1912.
R. A. Renwick,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C.
2nd July, 1912. 3m
LAND ACT.
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Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Frederick N. D.
Rosher, of Victoria, occupation miner,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
East side of Fall River at its mouth,
thence 40 chains south, thence 80 chains
east to shoreline, thence following shore
line to point of commencement.
Frederick N. D. Rosher
Charles E. Pomeroy, agent.
Date 14th May, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that Thomas W. Symonds
of Grimsby, England, occupation newspaper editor, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands: Commencing at a post
planted on the shore 20 chains north of
the North-east corner of Lot 873a,
Moresby Island, thence south 20 chains
more or less to said north-east' corner
of Lot 873a, thence west 80 chains,
thence north 20 chains more or less to
shore line, thence following the sinuosities of the shore to point of commencement, and containing 160 acres more or
less.t Thomas W. Symonds.
W. H. Humphrys, agent.
Date July 3rd, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that I, Charles M. Mclntyre, of Queen Charlotte, B. C,
occupation telegraph operator, intend
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing at a post planted at the S. W.
Corner of an island one quarter of a
mile S.E. of Bare Island, Skidegate Inlet, thence 10 chains north, thence 15
chains east, thence 10 chains south,
thence 15 chains west, including the
whole island.
Charles M. Mclntyre.
Date 22nd April, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Wilfrid Doughty, of
Skidegate, B.C., occupation fish packer,
intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described foreshore: Commencing at a post planted at High
Water mark, about 300 feet Northerly
from the N. E. Corner of Lot 835,
Moresby Island, thence following along
the shore line around the head of Aliford
Bay for a distance of 60 chains, more
or less, to the north boundary of Lot 4,
and including all foreshore below high
water mark.
Wilfrid Doughty.
A. W. Carter, agent.
Date July 2nd, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that William Fraser, of
Queen Charlotte, B. C, occupation carpenter, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted
20 chains west of the South-west Corner
of Indian Reservation, Maude Island,
thence north 20 chains, thence east 20
chains, thence south 20 chains, thence
west 20 chains to point of commencement, containing 40 acres more or less.
William Fraser.
Date 24th June, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that I, A. M. Miller, of
Queen Charlotte, B. C, occupation
miner, intend to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted
on the West end of North Channel
Island, Skidegate Inlet, taking in the
whole Island, and containing five acres,
more or less.
A. M. Miller.
Date 1st July, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena
Take notice that I, A. M. Miller, of
Queen Charlotte, B. C, occupation
miner, intend to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted
on the West end of South Channel
Island, Skidegate Inlet, taking in the
whole Island, ann containing five acres
more or less.
A. M. Miller.
Date 1st July, 1912. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Lockeport News
Active development is now going on
under the superintendence of Mr. E. M.
Morgan on the Montana, Apex and
Copper Belle group. On the Montana
group of seven claims a fine body of
ore has been struck and traced over two
claims, a solid lode being found, 12 to 14
feet, in a large gulch on the eastern
end. This ledge, until this year, had
always been covered with snow till quite
late on in the season, and though its
existence was expected by reason of
heavy float lower down, its exact position
could not be found till this year, the
snow going off early this season on
account of the slight snowfall of the
previous winter. On the Apex, considerable footage has been made in the
tunnel and it is to be expected ore will
be will be struck shortly, that is as soon
as the tunnel is under the big showing.
On the Copper Belle work has just been
started drifting on the lode, which shows
two or three feet of solid chalcopyrite
and about 12 feet of somewhat grade
ore. Mininig work here was somewhat
delayed owing to the necessity of erecting a new camp closer to the work.
More men are being put on in order to
get the different properties in shape for
inspection by the Company's engineers,
who are expected from England about
end of August.
Word has been received that the
Dominion appropriation for the Lockeport warf has been thrown out, which
is certainly interesting, and to say the
least of it, somewhat extraordinary,
considering last year an appropriation
was made and rescinded. Unfortunately, Lockeport does not seem to be on
the map, and the only people who know
of our existence are ourselves. There
is a proposal to engage the services of
an eminent gentleman who lived further
up the coast, to see if he could not work
it and get us a wharf. Perhaps he could
do the trick and get us a couple; while
he is about we don't seem able to do
much for ourselves. We get a nice
breeze up now and then, but we haven't
half enough wind to reach Ottawa.
Luckily* the Provincial government have
provided funds to build the necessary
trails, which this year have been of the
greatest possible value.
There is little doubt that the non-
erection of the wharf here this year
will cause us a great deal of unnecessary
trouble next year, when it will be
necessary to handle much larger quantities of freight than at present, but it
seems that those in whose power the
appropriations are do not take any
trouble in investigating the subjects to
which the appropriations apply, otherwise we would not have the examples
of wharf-building by the Dominion
government that appear on the islands.
The methods adopted up to the present
seem rather peculiar, practically duplicate erections—miscalled wharfs—are
built in one place at very great expense,
and at another point, where a wharf is
urgently needed, nobody is sent even to
investigate.
' FOR SALE
S. C. White Leghorn Cockerels, pure
bred, 3 months old. Price $1.00 each.
Also one S. C. White Leghorn Rooster,
one year old. Price $2.00.—Apply Capt.
J. B. GILLATT, Sandspit.
LAND   ACT.
LAND ACT.
LAND ACT.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District.
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Sir George Doughty
of Grimsby, Eng., occupation steam
trawler owner, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands: Commencing from a post
planted on the North end of an island
about half a mile South of Lot 23, Cumshewa Inlet, said Island to be known as
George Island, and containing 25 acres
more or less.
Sir George Doughty.
W. H. Humphrys, agent.
Dated 28th of May, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District.
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Mary Ann Brown, of
Grimsby, Eng., occupation married,
woman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing from a post planted
at the North-east corner of Lot 42283,
thence west 90 chains, thence north
50 chains, thence south-east 120 chains
to point of commencement, containing
80 acres more or less.
Mary Ann Brown.
W. H. Humphrys, agent.
Dated 30th of May, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena
Take notice that Ann Vere Charlton,
of Grimsby, Eng., occupation married
woman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing from a post planted
at the South-east corner of Lot 318,
thence 30 chains west, thence 30 chains
south, thence 50 chains north-east to
point of commencement, and containing
40 acres more or less.
Ann Vere Charlton.
W. H. Humphrys, agent.
Dated 29th of May, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena
Take notice that Thomas William
Symonds, of Grimsby, Eng., occupation
newspaper editor, intends to apply for
permission to' purchase the following
described lands: From a point commencing at a post planted at the Northwest corner of Lot 593, thence south
about 10 chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence 80 chains
to point of commencement, and containing 50 acres more or less.
Thomas William Symonds.
W. H. Humphrys, agent.
Dated 31st of May, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena
Take notice that Alfred Beacock, of
Grimsby, Eng., occupation estate agent,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing from a post planted at the
South-east corner of Lot 217, thence
60 chains west, thence 80 chains south,
thence 20 chains east, thence 80 chains
to point of commencement, and containing 40 acres more or less.
Alfred Beacock.
W. H. Humphrys, agent.
Dated 31st of May, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District -
District of Skeena
Take notice that Caroline Carter, of
Ladner, B. C, occupation married
woman, intends to' apply for permission
to purchase the _ following described
lands: Commencing from a point at a
post planted at the North-east corner of
Lot 866, thence 80 chains south, thence
70 chains east, thence 100 chains northwest to point of commencement, containing 40 acres more or less.
Caroline Carter.
W. H. Humphrys, agent.
Dated 31st of May, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land Distrtic—
District of Skeena
Take notice that Herbert Doughty, of
Grimsby, Eng., occupation estate agent,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing from a point at a post
planted at the North-east corner of Lot
1194, thence 60 chains south, thence 30
chains east, thence 40 chains north,
thence 40 chains north-west to point of
commencement, containing 80 acres
more or less.
Herbert Doughty.
W. H. Humphrys, agent.
Dated 28th of May, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District.
Graham Island.
Take notice that Everett Harvey Lea,
Vancouver, engineer, intends to apply
to the Chief Commissioner of Lands for
the Province of British Columbia, for
permission to purchase the following
described lands: Commencing at a post
planted at the North-west corner, about
half a mile north of the N. W. corner
of Crown Grant Thirty (30) and about
one mile North of the mouth of Wilson
Creek, Rennels Sound, thence eighty
chains east, thence forty chains south,
thence eighty chains west, thence forty
chains north to point of commencement,
containing three hundred and twenty
(320) acres more or less.
Everett Harvey Lea.
Dated May 6th, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that A. W. Carter, of
Skidegate, Q.C.I., occupation cannery-
man, intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
South-east corner of Lot 4, Moresby
Island, thence 11.85 chains south,
thence 40.00 chains west, thence 11.54
chains north, thence 40 chains east, to
point of commencement, and containing
45 acres, more or less.
A. W. Carter,
by Lionel Crippen, agent.
Date April 5th, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Charles Harrison, of
Massett, B.C., occupation notarypublic,
intends to apply for permission to pur-*
chase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about 40
chains distant and in an Easterly direction from the South East Corner of
A. P. 8710, Massett Inlet, Graham
Island, thence west 40 chains more or
less, thence north 40 chains more or
less, thence east 40 chains more or less,
thence in a southerly direction following
the shore-line to point of commencement, containing 160 acres more or less.
Charles Harrison.
Date April 11th, 1912.
Books and Stationery
Office Furniture        Drawing Materials
Kodaks       Remington Typewriters
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
Distrit of Skeena
Take notice that Wilfrid Vere Doughty
of Skidegate, Q.C. I., occupation can-
neryman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted
at the South-east shore of Kison Harbor, Moresby Island, thence east 5
chains, thence north 20 chains, thence
west 80 chains, thence south 10 chains,
thence in an easterly direction along
shore line 80 chains to point of commencement, and containing 80 acres
more or less.
Wilfrid Vere Doughty,
E. C. Stevens, agent.
Dated 10th June, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that A. M. Miller, of
Skidegate, occupation farmer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted on Leading Island,
Skidegate Inlet, situated between Maud
and Moresby Islands, about three-quarters of a mile south of Aliford Bay, and
containing about 30 acres more or less,
which includes the whole island.
McRae Bros.  Ltd.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
W. G. Reinhart
Begs to announce that his
Power Sloop "Mavis"
Is open for Charter by the Day or
Week to carry Freight and Passengers to any points on the Islands.
For terms apply at the "Islander"
Office.
Date 13th May, 1912.
A. M. Miller.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Catherine Miller, of
Skidegate, occupation married woman,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :
Commencing at a post planted on an
Island about half a mile North of Aliford
Bay, said island being largest of a group
which lies north of it; containing about
two acres more or less, which includes
the whole island.
Catherine Miller.
Date 13th May, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena
Take notice that Walter Rudge, of
Sandspit, Moresby Island, B.C., occupation farmer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands: Commencing at a post
planted at the N.E. corner of the Indian
Reserve, Copper Bay, Moresby Island,
thence south 20 chains, thence east 40
chains, thence north 20 chains more or
less to beach, thence along shore line to
place of commencement, containing 40
acres more or less.
Walter Rudge, Locator.
Dated July 2nd, 1912.
Henry Edenshaw7s 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.
Tow Hill General
  Store 	
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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.
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Bus meets all boats and trains
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Examinations  and   development on
Coal,   Metal,   Oil,   etc.
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Vancouver, B. C.
Frank D. Rice
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Mineral Claims, Town Sites,
Timber Limits,   Sub-Divisions,   etc.
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Try SWEDER BROS.
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When in Prince Rupert
See
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Furnishings, etc.
Hotel Central
Peter Black, Prop.
Spacious Travelers' Sample
Room.
Steam Heated
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Corner First Avenue and Seventh Street
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The only House in Prince Rupert
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Rooms 50c. up.
Only the Best Brands of Liquors
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The Cafe is open from 6.30 a.m.
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