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ueen Charlotte
A Weekly Newspaper Published in the interests of the Settlers, and to promote the development of the Queen Charlotte islands.
VOL. 1, No. 31
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. MONDAY, APRIL 1, 1912.
5 Cents per Copy
History Of Queen Charlotte Islands.  Massett JNews Items.
Haidas and Their Legends.
By Mr. Charles  Harrison.
Article XIII.-—Reminiscences.
After I left the Mission work at Massett I was eighteen months as chaplain
to the British representative in the
conquered provinces of Alsace-Lorraine.
My headquarters was at Strasburg at
16 Knoblochs Gasse, two minutes walk
from the famous Strasburg Cathedral
and Clock Tower. Prior to leaving
Massett I had bought 1,015 acres of
land from Messrs. Clifford and McKen-
zie. I returned from Strasburg to look
after this property, and finally became
a farmer. gf\ cleared two acres of
heavily tinroered land without any outside help and without the aid of blasting
powder, as in those days blasting powder was impossible to get in a place like
Massett then was. These two acres
yielded for fifteen years five hundred
sacks of vegetables annually which I
sold to the Indians at the rate of one
dollar per sack. I have had many a
hard struggle to make both ends meet.
One winter I cut one hundred cords of
wood which I sold to the Indians for
$1.50 per cord. They took this wood
over to Port Simpson and sold it for
$3.00 per cord. For two years I was
unable to raise sufficient money to pay
the taxes due on my land, and the Government sold my land, cattle and houses
for $150 to Mr. Macintosh, at that time
chief of police at New Westminster. I
was, however, able within the two year
time limit to buy everything back again
through the Government, but was
charged twelve and a half per cent,
interest; and from that day to this my
affairs seemed to prosper>^ During
these hard times I often Snipped two
steers across to Port Simpson for sale,
weighing about one ton in the aggregate.
The men in charge of the meat were
many a time only able to sell outright
one quarter and brought back the rest
in a spoiled condition and utterly unfit
for salting. /During these years I was
offering the Destof beef at nine cents a
pound for the fore-quarter and ten cents
for any cut from the hind-quarter, and
then could not find purchasers. In regard to roads and trails to enable me to
get the cattle and produce shipped, I
had to make all my own; and sometimes
I got the Indians to help me by giving
them presents, etc. I received no help
whatsoever from the Government and
had either to build the roads myself or
do without them. / During these long,
dismal and dreary years that I held on
to my property, whenever and wherever
I could/I did my utmost to get parties
interested in these islands  and  I  was
exceedingly glad when the first settlers
began to take up homesteads. In regard to the timber on these islands,
Messrs. Collison, Edenshaw and I staked
the first sixteen limits that were staked
on Massett Inlet and for months we
could not get any one interested. The
parties we saw in Victoria and Vancouver told us distinctly that we could
not have any on the islands worth taking up as the climate was too wet. At
last we succeeded in selling our interests
to Messrs. Martin and Shannon of Vancouver, at the rate of twenty cents per
acre. Six months afterwards they sold
the same limits to an American company
for $2.50 per acre. Many timber cruisers
then came to these islands and staked
all the available timber limits possible,
which at the present time amount in the
aggregate to five hundred and twelve
thousand acres. This timber that we
staked was staked after the reserve was
lifted in the year 1905 ; as before that
date no one seemed to take any interest
in anything we had on these islands,
with the exception of Mr. McKinnon,
who had prior to the reserve, obtained
about twelve thousand acres of timber
lands iftidir a special lease up Massett
Inlet^r
Asregards the oil-fields on the West
Coast, before the reserve was placed on
Graham Island I did my utmost to get
parties in Victoria and Vancouver interested, but without any success. I
was the first to inform the public that
we had as I thought petroleum on these
islands. It came to my notice in rather
a peculiar manner. A party of Indians
at their own expense took me down the
West Coast as far as Otards Creek to
look at some supposed gold they had
discovered. This gold discovery was
only iron pyrites. Whilst at Otards
Creek they showed me a rock out of
which gum, as they called it, was running. I obtained about two gallons of
it, and sent some down to the Government Analyst at Victoria. It was almost similar to coal tar but without the
tarry smell. This material was afterwards called liquid bituminous matter.
Failing to get the people of Victoria
and Vancouver interested, I then made
a trip over to Ketchikan and there succeeded in getting parties to investigate
this petroleum field. In the meantime
the reserve was placed on Graham
Island by the Government. When this
was about to be lifted the Ketchikan
syndicate sent Captain Thompson over
(Continued on page 3)
The north end of Graham Island is
looking up wonderfully and is becoming
quite a shipping depot. During four
days the steamers Petriana, British Empire, Claxton and Lebro tied to the
wharves and broke the record of arrivals
in the port of Massett. The Petriana
brought supplies for the Graham Island
Collieries Company which included two
steam launches and a flat-bottomed
barge,. for use on the Yakoun River.
Mr. and. Mrs. Barton arrived on the
Petriana and will remain during the
summer. The British Empire's freight
included explosives and other material
for the Greene and Wright camps on the
Yakoun. The Lebro finished the work
of unloading one million feet of lumber
at Langara Island for the new lighthouse
buildings and returned to Prince Rupert.
The steamer Claxton is employed at the
cannery being erected at Naden Harbor.
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Coal And Oil Plants.
Four drills are at work or in course of
installation at the Yakoun river, Chown
Point and Tiahn Point, on Graham
Island. The Graham Island Collieries
Company brought in two launches and a
river scow to transfer their supplies
and machinery up the Yakoun. One of
the craft is peculiar, being a Peterboro
canoe with a five horse power gasoline
engine, for use in the shallow water.
The river is very low at this dry season
and the parties engaged are having a
great deal of difficulty in reaching the
headwaters. The Tiahn Point drilling
plant and the progress made was inspected by Messrs. Covert and Tharp,
who are interested in the surrounding
property. Over half a miliion of dollars
will be expended this year in the work
of developing coal and oil mines on
Graham Island. With the new canneries
and deep sea fishing there is little doubt
of a prosperous summer on the islands,
which is being added to by the exceptionally good weather of the last two
months.
Massett Townsite.
A report is in circulation that the new
townsite of Massett has changed hands,
the purchaser being a resident of Vancouver. For the past year the townsite
has been in the hands of the Natural
Resources Company and a number of
lots were disposed at good prices. A
school, hotel, general store, poolroom"
and cigar store, rooming house and
several residences were constructed
recently. The Anglican congregation
is building a church. Land clearing,
street building and the addition of a
lumber yard and mill adds to the general
prosperity of the settlement.
Stone Root
Compound
Is what you need for weak
kidneys and pain in the
back. Do not take chances
on developing severe kidney disease when a bottle
of Stone Root Compound
will remove the trouble.
Garden Seeds
Are in order now. All of
ours are fresh and guaranteed to grow.
BEATTIE'S
DEPT. DRUG STORE
QUEEN CHARLOTTE.
Seed Spuds
Extra Selected  $3.25
Ashcroft -   - $2.75
Timothy -    -lb. 40c.
Red Clover   - lb. 50c.
10 per cent less in 10 pound lots.
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MATTOCKS
90c.
75c.
90c.
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Queen Charlotte QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
J. M. CAMPBELL, Publisher.
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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.
Wild-Cat Propositions.
It is a duty every* man owes to himself, and also to his neighbors, to be as
optimistic as possible, regarding the
country in which he is interested. Few
people do the pioneering work simply
for the sake of health, and all are in
the Province to better their condition,
socially and financially. British Columbia is a country with almost unlimited
resources; but capital is required to exploit them. There is a legitimate way
of interesting capital and another style,
which verges on the doors of the penitentiary. Rich and poor will speculate,
and the bane of this country has been
the promoter, who places before the
people in glowing colors, something that
has the appearance of offering fortunes
to those investing small sums. The
hard-working men and women who have
a small bank account, which takes
years to accumulate, know little of the
investments made at the solicitation of
glib "boosters." No opportunity is
given them to view the propositions
placed on the market. The good, bad
and indifferent stock finds a ready sale,
depending on the parties who know how
to handle those within reach. A number of the newspapers are not above
advertising schemes that, to say the
least of them, are barefaced robbery.
It is understood that the management
of a newspaper is not responsible for
the contents of a paid advertisement.
At the same time it is a duty that the
newspapers owe the people, to investigate and furnish news, especially on
matters concerning the wellfare of the
general public. It is well understood
that a number of the propositions now
before the public cannot be exploited
without capital. It is our belief that
the resources of the Queen Charlotte
Islands will astonish the most optimistic;
yet it must be understood that all are
in the initial stage, with work progressing to prove their value. Every investor must understand that the purchase
of stock in any new venture means the
placing of a sum of money on which the
party contributing expects to gain more
than the sum invested. There is nothing sure in the purchase of stock. It
simply means co-operation in developing
and working industries. The organization and capitalization of companies is
assumed by one or more parties and the
public become interested, according to
the amount they subscribe. The originators of any company have the best idea
of the property placed on the market,
and some of them carry on business in
a legitimate manner. Other company
promoters start out with a "shoestring" proposition and become wealthy
through their "business ability."   We
have several propositions on these
islands that promise to develop into the
soundest kind of investments. All are
in the initial stage and any day may
bring forth news of having brought
wealth to those who had faith in the
men the investors had dealings with.
There is little use in telling the people
that we have paying propositions at our
very doors. Several parties are investing their own money in developing work.
Others are too poor and depend on outside assistance to prove their property.
When it is well understood that it is for
this purpose the investments are made,
the proposition is a good one. What
must be decried is the " wild-catter ; "
the man who assures everyone that he
has something that does not exist. We
have faith in the Queen Charlotte
Islands, so much so that we have interests in the mines that will mean a great
deal in the near future. At the same
time, we feel sure that it would be to
the interest of everyone concerned if
the Government appointed an inspector
of mining companies, to look into the
propositions on the market and give the
investing public "a run for their
money." An expert, above suspicion,
should be appointed to investigate and
report on any company offering shares
to the public. His reports would go a
long way in obtaining the assistance required' by legitimate owners of mines,
who are not able to develop them. His
expenses might be obtained by taxing
the owners of propositions placed on the
market and it would mean the cancellation of propositions that retard the
country, through the many devices at
the disposal of the dishonest '' booster.''
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A Speedy Trip.
Indian Agent Deasy made a record
trip from Massett to Skidegate recently.
He left Massett at 7 a.m. on the 9th
ult.; reached Prince Rupert on the same
day; left Prince Rupert the following
morning and arrived at Skidegate the
same evening. On the following day he
attended to the business of the Indians
at the Village and arrived at Queen
Charlotte City, leaving in the morning
for Prince Rupert on his return journey.
At midnight he caught the steamer
William Joliffe, outward bound, in
search of the steamer Leebro, and landed
at Massett within five days from the
time he commenced the journey.
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Cannery Building.
A force, consisting of _seventy-five
men, are engaged in the construction of
cannery buildings at Naden Harbor.
Work is progressing rapidly under the
superintendence of J. E. Gilmour.
Messrs. Wilson and Lord inspected the
property last week, arriving at Naden
Harbor on the Petriana. A wharf,
cannery and twenty-five residences and
storehouses will be constructed at the
new fishing station. The Indians will
commence trolling for salmon off Lan-
gara Island this month.
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Nels Larsen, of Swede Group fame,
arrived yesterday morning in his gasoline launch from Lockeport. He was
accompanied by the Messrs. Fraser of
Pacofi.
The Provincial Elections. Mill Boarding HoUSe
The result of the Provincial Elections
last Thursday must be very gratifying
to the supporters of the McBride Government. It is quite evident that the
people are thoroughly satisfied with the
policy of the Hon. Richard McBride and
to have forty seats out of a total of
forty-two proves this conclusively. This
is a record any party might well be
proud of and although this means that
there will be practically no opposition
in the Legislature during the next four
years, we have not the least doubt that
the affairs of the Province will be
goverened with the same foresight and
tact as in the past.
With regard tb our own constituency,
Mr. William Manson done splendidly,
and the large majority he was returned
by proves that his record during his
last term in the Legislature was appreciated by voters in all parts of the
riding.
President Gordon of the local Conservative Association received a wireless
message from Mr. Wm. Manson thanking the members and others for their
splendid support.
LOCAL RESULTS.
Wm.      Ales.     Mont-    W. B.
Manson   Manson   gomery Clayton
Queen Charlotte   13        7        7 —
Skidegate -      -   13        3      — —
Sandspit   -       -     6        2        1 —
Lawn Hill --848 —
Tl-El River      -    2 —
FINAL RETURNS.
William Manson    -      - 882
Alex. M. Manson - 483
W. H. Montgomery      - 249
W.B.Clayton      -       - 91
STANDING IN THE HOUSE.
Conservatives        Liberal Socialist
40                      0 2
W. Scowcroft.
Board  and  Beds  at  reasonable rates.
FRESH MEATS
Roast Beef,      -      20c, per lb.
Round Steak    -      20c. per lb.
Boiling,   - 16c. and 18c. per lb.
IsTaTme
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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Aliford Bay Fishing Station.
Work at Aliford Bay in connection
with the B. C. Fisheries plant has been
delayed somewhat owing to the non-
arrival of the steamer Prince Albert
with lumber. A force of men are, however, getting out piling and clearing a
site for the buildings. Messrs. Pills-
bury, Gibson and Crippen of Prince
Rupert, during the past week have been
engaged surveying.
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Telephonic Communication.
Recent events show the necessity of
installing direct communication between
the wireless station at Dead Tree Point
and Massett. Three vessels reported
lost were the cause of two trips by the
William Joliffe, and all were found safe.
The reports could not be verified, necessitating the sending of search parties
to the North end of the island and giving a great deal of alarm to relatives
and friends of those aboard the missing
vessels, residing outside the islanda.
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Splendid Shooting and Fishing
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Only  the   Choicest  Brands of
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HAIDAS AND THEIR LEGENDS
(Continued from page 1.)
in the Eurus. Mr. L. T. Watson was
with him and also Mr. Vigelius. They
weni; down the West Coast and there
examined the oil district. Being satisfied with what they had seen, they
staked ten claims for the syndicate
which they held under license for two
years. As soon as the Victoria and
Vancouver people heard of the staking
of these oil claims, they also formed a
syndicate in each place and had twenty
claims for each syndicate staked but
went no further, and did not even take
out a single license. There was, however, one syndicate of ten in Victoria,
headed by Dr. E. Rowe, that had more
faith in these oil lands than the others,
and these ten men did finally take out
for one year their prospecting licenses
for their locations commencing at Frederick Island and going southward
towards Tian Point. However from
some cause or another the claims held
under license were allowed to drop.
Last year they were all restaked by
agents of the British Columbia Oilfields
Company, and at the present time they
have a drill in operation at Blue Creek.
That oil will eventually be found is the
definite opinion of the experts, and some
of them report that the surface indications are not excelled by any of the
Western oilfields.
After Mr. Watson had returned from
examining the petroleum lands on the
West Coast, I sent my son with him
down to Cape Fife where the black sand
deposits are. After carefully examining the whole district he then staked
several placer claims and leases. He
sent full particulars regarding these
claims to Ketchikan with the result that
a company was formed to thoroughly
prospect the black sand district. The
following summer Mr. Vigelius came
over with a large party of experienced
placer miners. They examined and
worked the different deposits carefully,
with the result that the concentrated
samples which they took over with them
to Ketchikan to be assayed ran from
$10 to $18 in gold and 46 per cent, iron
to the ton, but the general averages
ranged from 25 cents and upwards. The
Ketchikan syndicate were twelve months
lacking one day from the time they applied for their leases until they were
granted, being in my opinion an extraordinary length of time to be kept waiting for the proper official documents.
The Sandhurst Mining Company now
control all these leases, twenty-three in
all, with every prospect at the present
time of thoroughly working their property with up-to-date machinery, and
all parties interested are looking for
good results. Dr. Dawson in his report
of these islands to the Government Survey Department in 1879, in reference to
these deposits makes the following
statement: "On some parts of the shore
near Cape Fife magnetic iron sand is
abundant, and in this numerous colours
of gold can be easily found." Mr.
Watson after he had located several
claims and leases at Cape Fife went
down to Moresby Island and located the
first copper claims at and around Jedway. During this prospecting trip he
was grub-staked by Mr. Vigelius. In
(To be continued next week.)
giving every man his due we must give
credit to Messrs. Watson and Vigelius
for what they have done in bringing the
mining resources of Moresby Island so
prominently before the general public.
(To be continued next week.)
TOW HILL NOTES.
Mexican Tom has had four horses on
the road for the last two weeks freighting goods from Massett.
' The weather has been exceptionally
fine lately there having been no rainfall
for a month past.
Chas. Spence acted as deputy returning officer for this district.
A general meeting of the settlers of
Tow Hill was held on March 25.
To the Editor Islander:
Dear Sir,—Alexander Faulds, M. E.,
made a statement in your paper a few
weeks ago which the settlers in this
district wish me to repudiate.
In our settlement we have a great
number of proposed trails and one existing trail.
Mr. Faulds in his statement would
lead one to suppose that the proposed
trails were all completed, which is not
so, as they are not even blazed. The
only existing trail at present is the Cape
Fife trail, the greater part of the work
on which was dond by the settlers without any remuneration whatever; neither
did they expect any. But they did expect that if they helped themselves the
Government would help them to a greater
extent than it has done. As we do not
wish to have the facts about this district misrepresented, I would like to
make the following statement for the
benefit of prospective settlers.
We have one of the best pieces of
agricultural land in the Province, but
we have very poor communication with
the out-lying sections, and our communication with Massett is over the
natural beach at present. Hoping you
can find room for this communication,
I am trying to remain,
A Settler.
Tow Hill General
===== Store	
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Goods delivered to all points along the
North Beach between Massett and Rose
Spit by arrangement.
J. K. ANDERSON
J. L. BARGE
Carpenter and
General Contractor
Queen Charlotte.
SASHES,   DOORS,   MOUDLINGS,
GLASS,    PUTTY    Etc.,
always in stock.
Funeral Director. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
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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.
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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.
Franh D. Rice
B.  C. Land Surveyor
Mineral Claims, Town Sites,
Timber Limits,   Sub-Divisions,  etc.
Underground Surveying.
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PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.
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 ii
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
prospeet 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, ihence 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, 1912.
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, thence 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.
Reasonable Rates by the Day or Week.
Free information given to parties
looking for land.
THE OLD RELIABLE
"Wee Jeanie."
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Most Complete Manufacturing and Repair Department in Northern B. C.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
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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.
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COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES. COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES. COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES. COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner,
of Vancouver, occupation prospector,
intend toapply 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, adjoining coal license No. 4595
on south end, thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence west 80
chains, thence south 80 chains to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less Samuel Horner
Located Nov. 26th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner,
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 North-east
corner, about one mile south of coal
license No. 4454, thnce 80 chains west,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains
east, thence 80~ chains north to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less. Samuel Horner
Located Nov. 26th, 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 640
acres of land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on South-east
corner, about three miles 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. James H. Hickey
Located Nov. 25th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that Samuel Horner, of
Vancouver, B. C, occupation prospector, intends to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license
to prospect for coal and petroleum
over and under 640 acres of land, bounded
as follows: Beginning at a post planted
on South-west corner, aoout three miles
west of coal license No. 4451, thence 80
chains north, tuence 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. 25th. 1911
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 Southeast corner, adjoining coal license No.
4454 on the south end, thence 80 chains
west, thence 80 chains north, thence
80 chains east, thence 80 chains south
to point of commencement, containing
640 acres more or less.
Robert Graham
Located Nov. 26th, 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 one mile south
of coal license No. 4595, thence east 80
chains, thence south 80 chains, thence
west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains to
point of commencement, containing 640
acres more or less.
James H. Hickey
Located Nov. 26th, 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
coVner, about three miles west of coal
license No. 4453, therce 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, 1011
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 Islanl—Skeena Distiict
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-west corner, about three miles
west of coal license No. 4452, thence
south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence west 80
chains to point of con mencement, containing 640 acres more or less
James H. Hickey
Located Nov! 25th, 1911
Graham Island— Sxteena 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 i nder 640
acres of land bounded as follows : Beginning at a post planted on South-east
corner, about three miles wes, 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 Grah?m
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 north 80 chains, thence west 80
chains to point of commencement, containing S40 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
covner, 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 com-
mencen-" nt, containing 640 acres more
or less. Samuel Horner
Located Nov. 24tb, 1911.
Grah im Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Robert Graham, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupacion 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 petrolenm 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.
Hayner Bros/
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 North-east
corner, about three miles west of coal
license No. 4452, 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 Robert Graham.
Located Nov. 25th, 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 ^0 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       Furniture Dealers
Take notice that I, James H. Hickey,
of Prince Rupert, B.C., occupation pro-
spactor, intend to apply to the chief commit ioner of lands for alicense to prospect
for (. oal 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
Prince Rupert
If you 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 Em-
balmers.   Monuments and Headstones
FOR SALE
White Wyandotte Cockerels, with rose
comb, and Buff Orpington Cockerels ;
all pure bred.—Apply Capt. Gillatt,
Sandspit, Moresby Island. 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
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.
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 Gleaning
a Specialty.
Frizzell's Meat Market
GEO. J. FRIZZELL
Butcher and Provision Dealer
Prince    Rupert,    B. C.
Job Printing
At "ISLANDER" OFFICE
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.
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.
Comer 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
The A. W. Edge
Company
Importers and Dealers in
Wallpapers, Burlaps,  Moulding
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Glass,
Brushes, etc.
Prince Rupert, B. C.
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 Island
on account of the immense wealth of its natural resources, is fast coming
into prominence in the eyes of investors in British Columbia. Do you
know that the
FARM LAND
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 PETROLEUM 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
prpspect 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
^LoS Jan. 17th, 1912.
Witness: Henry Osterman
J. W. Coovert.   Per C. 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 chains
west to place of beginning, containing
640 acres.
Located Jan. 17th, 1912.
Witness: George H. Snell
J. W. Coovert.   Per C. 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 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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