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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. 1, No. 15.
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1911.
5 Cents per Copy.
History Of Queen Charlotte Islands.
Haidas and Their Legends.
By Mr. Charles  Harrison.
Chapter II.
The Chronological Data Regarding Queen Charlotte Islands.
On the 29th June, 1791, another Boston schooner in charge of Joseph In-
graham, cast anchor in a harbor or
sound on the south-west side of the
islands which he named Magee, after
one of the owners of his vessel. He remained in the vicinity of these islands
all the summer and collected a large
quantity of furs. In the autumn he also sailed for Canton to dispose of his
cargo. He must have visited Massett
and Virago Sound for he seems to have
named these two places, Massett as
Hancocks River (after the Hancock,
Captain Cromwell of Boston, who traded
here for furs in 1791), and Virago Sound
he named Crafts Sound.
Captain Gray of Boston made a second
voyage to the islands. He left Boston
in the year 1790 as master of the Columbia. He appears to have done all
his trading this trip on the east coast of
these islands during the months of
August and September, 1791.
The next captain to visit these islands
published when he returned home the
first chart of the Queen Charlotte
Islands harbors. His name was Etienne
Marchand, commander of the ship
Solide. On August 22nd, 1791, he made
the entrance of Cloak Bay and Parry
Passage in the vicinity of North Island.
While there he explored the Bay and
Parry Passage. After being in communication wvth the natives and purchasing a large quantity of furs, the
Solid sailed down the west coast of
Graham Island for some distance and
then made a bee-line for Barclay Sound.
In 1792 the Spanish again tried to obtain
possession of these islands, and a fleet
of three vessels Aranasu, Satil, and
Mexicana sailed from San Bias. Lieutenant Jacinto Caamano was in charge
of this expedition. He sailed northward exploring the various harbors and
bays of the coast to the 56th parallel of
latitude. This included the northern
part of the Queen Charlotte Islands as
far as North Island, which he named Isle
de Langara. He also visited Virago sound
and Massett, which he named Estrada
and Mazaredo. Massett may be a corruption and shortening of Mazaredo, as
the natives have no distinct word for
Massett in their language. Their name
for Massett is Uttewas. Also as I have
before stated Massett may have been a
shortening of Megnhassett.
The first sloop of war belonging to the
British nation to visit these waters was
the    Discovery,   accompanied   by   the
armed tender Chatham, under the command of Captain Vancouver in 1792.
He spent three years in the waters surrounding these islands, making explorations and surveys. In 1793 he coasted
down the west coast and correctly outlined the bays and harbors, and charted
the waters. He it was who gave the
names to several points and harbors
which are retained to the present day,
namely Point North (North Island),
Point Frederick (Frederick Island),
Englefield Bay, Cape Henry, Point Buck,
Cartwright Sound, and Point Hunter.
Vancouver last saw these island in
August, 1794, when he passed down the
west coast on his homeward voyage.
In his dairy Vancouver gave a list of
twenty vessels that were engaged during the year 1792 in the fur trade, and
doubtless most of these visited the
Queen Charlotte Islands. From Vancouver's time until the British Government sent several vessels of the Royal
Navy to survey and make plans and
maps of our principal harbors practically nothing is known.
In 1852 the Hudsons Bay Company
having heard that gold was discovered
•on these islands, and having bought
several specimens from the Haidas, sent
the ship Una across in command of
Captain Mitchell. On his arrival at
Skidegate he found that the gold was
obtained in Port Kuper or Gold Harbor
.on the west coast. He found the gold
to be in a small vein which soon petered
out. The discovery for a short time
created quite a mining boom, and this
was the first gold excitement in British
Columbia. . The miners however met
with no success. Captain Mitchell being
the first one there obtained from $20,-
000 to $75,000 from the only small vein
discovered. Others however have told
me that more was lost in the harbor
through careless blasting than was
really secured. The following description of the finding of this gold is given
by the historian of the expedition.
In the year 1852 the Hudson Bay Company despatched the Una to Queen
Charlotte Islands with a party of miners
provided with every requisite for blasting gold bearing quartz on a large scale.
They anchored in Gold Harbor, on the
western side of the islands. A valuable
quartz vein was soon discovered. It was
seven inches wide and was traced for
eighty feet, and contained 25 per cent,
of gold in many places. For several
days  the  vein was  worked with   but
one bar to their success, and that a
serious one. At every blast the natives
scrambled with the miners and with one
another for the fragments. As neither
side was armed, these arrangement were
conducted with perfect good humour.
By way of episode to the general arrangements, both parties occasionally
paused to witness a fair wrestling match
between some sturdy Scotchman who
had the science, and any Indian that
was ambitious to distinguish himself ;
and the miners themselves afterwards
admitted that nakedness and fish oil
often carried the day. At length the
vein was abandoned, anchor weighed,
and the Una wrecked and burned on her
way back to Victoria. The heaviest
specimens of pure gold that were obtained during this expedition weighed
from 14 to 16 ounces.
During this year H. M. S. Thetis
visited Port Kuper, or Gold Harbor as
it is now called, and a plan of the harbor was made by the commander, G.
Moore.
Copper as we all know has been found
in many places on Moresby and Burnaby
Islands, but the first load of any consequence that was discovered came under public notice in a casual manner.
An Indian was passing the office of an
assayer in Victoria in 1860 with specimens of copper in his hand. The asayer
examined them, and almost immediate-
a company was formed to explore the
region where the native said the original
of the ore was to be found. The lode
was traced across certain small islands
of the Queen Charlotte Group, and
finally a mine was located and became
known as the property of the Queen
Charlotte Mining Company.
H. M. S. Virago under the control of
G. H. Inskip visited Virago Sound and
Massett Inlet during the year 1853. He
made charts of these waters and the
best places to anchor therein. The
Hudsons Bay Company during this year
opened a trading post at Massett. During the year 1860 H. M. S. Alert visited
Virago Sound, and coasted along the
shore from Massett to Rose Spit. The
Alert  also  visited Skidegate and then
(Continued on page 3.)
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Prominent Engineer Engaged.
At a recent meeting, held in Vancouver, the directors of the American
Canadian Coal Company voted to employ Captain W. H. Jeffery, of Toronto,
to superintend the development work
soon to be commenced on the property
of the company on the north shore of
Graham Island. Captain Jeffery is conceded to be one of the best coal mining
engineers in Canada, having had many
years of practical experience. The
company is fortunate to secure the
services of so competent a man. Capt.
Jeffery will enter the services of the
company on the 15th December and will
devote his entire time and attention to
the work.
New Steamer
For Island Service
C. P. R. " Princess Sophia " Expected
to Make Maiden Trip in April.
Steamer Amur to be Sold.
The new steamer "Princess Sophia,"
which the C. P. R. is having built at
Bow, McLachlan & Co. 's yard at Paisley,
Scotland, for the Queen Charlotte service, was launched a few days ago.
She is expected to make her maiden
trip in the first week of April. In appearance she much resembles the Princess May. Her length is 245 feet, 44
foot beam, and 1,200 tonnage. She
will have oil burners and make 14 knots
an hour.
As a passenger vessel the Princess
Sophia will be one of the best in the
northern trade. She will have eighty
Staterooms opening on deck and seating
arrangements for 108passengers. There
will be accommodation for 150 second
class passengers aft on the main deck
and special apartments on the orlop
deck forward for Orientals.
The steamer Amur which was on this
run for the past four  years is now for
sale, she having been found no  longer
suitable   to  the   requirements  of   the
company's trade on the northern B. C.
route.  After her stranding some months
ago  at  Wrangel  narrows the steamer
was brought to Esquimalt  and  it was
decided not to make any repairs.     The
steamer has been lying disengaged since,
and  now  the  C. P. R. has  decided to
offer the steamer for sale.
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Will Have Colony
Of White Fishermen.
The establishment ot a strictly "white
man's" fishing village on the shore of
Tassoo Harbor, on the west coast of
Moresby Island, is the intention of the
Queen Charlotte Fishing Company of
Vancouver, which has started important
developments already at that point and
which expects to have a large plant
ready for operations and a large number
of cottages ready for occupancy in the
spring.
The exclusion of Oriental labor will
mean that the money expended for labor will remain in local channels of trade
and as the payments and operating expenses are heavy, the amount of money
thus made to stay at home will involve
huge sums at the end of the year.
It is proposed to secure the services
of experienced white fishermen from
the Atlantic coast and from Europe, and
the inquiries of the. company so far have
shown that there will be little trouble
in securing these men once they have
the cottages erected to house their
families. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
J. M. CAMPBELL, Publisher.
SUBSCRIPTION
In Canada, $2.00; Foreign, $3.00
per annum, in advance.
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Advertising Rates
Contract Advertisements $2.00 per
inch per month.
Single insertions $1.00 per inch
per week.
Legal Notices, Government Rates.
Proposed Farmers' Institute.
A meeting was held at Tl-el River on
Saturday, Nov. 25th, when it was resolved unanimously to attempt to form
an association to be called the Graham
Island East Coast Farmers' Institute.
It was decided to post notices with
Mr. R. Scharffe of Lawn Hill, also with
Mr. De Pape, Skidegate, and Mr. Smith,
Queen Charlotte, inviting ranchers to
become members.
It was also resolved that a general
meeting of intending members be held
at Lawn Hill early in the New Year,
notice of same to be sent to each intending member when the date has been
decided upon.
It is to be hoped that this matter will
receive general support  and   appreciation by the ranchers to whom an association of this kind will no doubt be a boon.
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Serious Shooting Accident.
A serious shooting accident occurred
at the Indian Village last Tuesday, when
a boy 14 years old, Jeoffry Russ, who
had been out hunting with the school
teacher and two or three other boys, and
on returning were joined by several
others, formed a double file and marched
through the village. When they reached
the wharf it was proposed to form open
line and fire a volley over the water, but
the cartridge of one of the boys being
difficult to insert in the rifle (22-), Russ
was turning to assist him when by some
unknown reason the trigger was pulled
and the bullet entered Russ's head,
about half an inch above the right eyebrow. He was immediately taken to
the Queen Charlotte Hospital and left
in charge of Dr. Winter, medical superintendent, v/ho operated the next morning, assisted by the nurse, Mrs. Duval,
and Mr. Murdoch, medical student.
We are glad to report that although
the operation was a serious one, the
bone being smashed badly, several
pieces having to be removed, the bullet
found beneath embedded in the brsin
substance, was removed. Dr. Winter
reports very favorably and anticipates
recovery.
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Mr. and Mrs. Daigneault left on the
"Princess Mary" on Saturday for a
holiday in the south. They will visit
Seattle and other coast cities and return
about the middle of January.
The Provincial Government with a
view to stocking the islands with deer
made another shipment last week,
when there arrived by the "Princess
Mary," four does and one buck. They
were liberated near the Cowgitz.
Massett News Items.
(From Our Own Correspondent.)
Two companies have been incorporated
under the following names: The Graham
Island Oilfields, Limited, and the Ain
River Development Company, Limited.
Alfred Adams of Massett is constructing a small cold storage plant for the
shipment of fish to the Prince Rupert
market. The building will be of frame
and is being placed near the government wharf.
Five settlers arrived on the last
steamer. It is the intention of two of
the visitors to buil a business house at
New Massett. At several places along
the inlet the homes of settlers are going
up. A large number of persons are
■making inquiries regarding the land open
for settlement.
The funeral of tbe late Daniel Stanley
took place at the Massett Reserve on
11th inst. The services were most impressive and all of the residents attended. At the Church of St. John the
Evangelist the congregation was addressed most solemnly by the Rev. W.
Hogan, and the choir sang "Nearer
Mv Good to Thee" and "Rock of
Ages.'' After listening to the burial
service, the remains, preceeded by the
Indian Brass Band, were conveyed to the
cemetery and the last sad rites were
performed over the body of one who was
generally respected by all who knew the
young man during his lifetime.
A fieree storm struck Massett Inlet on
Nov. 23. Tbe wind was from the southeast and was considered the worst that
visited the coast in many years.
Some time ago a party of prospectors
left for the west coast on a gasoline
launch. Nothing has been heard of them
for several weeks.
The work of building a roadway from
the water to the coal deposits on the
Yakoun river is going on. A large force
of men are at work on the twenty miles
that will be cleared, and it will be the
future route of a railway from the south
to the waterway at the north end of the
island.
Mr. Pearson and parties interested in
the black sand deposits on the east
coast left for Prince Rupert on a gasoline launch. A number of men are
working at Cape Fife testing the deposits and prospecting.
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The usual weekly meeting of the St.
Andrew's Literary Association was held
last Wednesday. Owing to the President being indisposed, the vice-president, Mr. McGillvray, occupied the chair
and Mr. Murdoch read a paper on
"Humor," which was enjoyed very
much. Next Wednesday night a social
will be held at Mr. and Mrs. Barge's
new residence and non-members are invited to attend.
The G. T. P. steamer "PrinceJohn"
(Capt. Wearmouth) arrived Saturday
night after a stormy trip across the
Straits. After loading a cargo of lumber she left yesterday for Prince Rupert via Moresby Island ports. The
Prince John will arrive next Saturday
via Massett and then every alternate
week after.
TOW HILL ITEMS.
Tom Clouston, one of our settlers, had
the misfortune last week of having his
house burned. Tom was working at
the other side of his ranch at the time.
The house was completely destroyed.
James White of Oyanda, who has just
completed cruising a trail from the east
coast to the Inlet, says that he has discovered a first-class route which can be
readily turned into a road.
Bert Swain and Geo. Cobb are busy
cruising a trail from Spence Lake to
Tow Hill via the up river settlement.
The road around Tow Hill is in an impassable condition. A few hundred
dollars would put it into passable condition for the winter, but it seems that
it is not to be. At present all freight
coming to our settlement has to be
transferred to boats at Yakan Point
and brought around to the Hi-Ellen
river.
Chas. Anderson, a once familiar figure
on the "Camosun," is staying with his
brother, James K. Anderson, at Tow
Hill.
Walter Dass, accompanied by Luke
Watson, returned last night from
Moresby Island ports.
J. D. Sword, M.E., arrived on a short
business visit last week and left again
on Saturday.
There arrived by the "John" on
Saturday night Archd. MacDonald and
Jack Marshall, two old timers in these
parts.
Constable and Mrs. Prescott of Jedway, passed through on the "Mary"
on Saturday en route to Vancouver,
where they will spend a short holiday.
Henry Edenshaw's Power Shop
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Just placed in stock the
most complete stock of
Rubbers and Rubbers
Boots in the Country, all
fresh from the factory.
Don't forget us when
you want
Fall Caps
Rubber Coats
Mackinaws
and
Stanfield's Underwear
BEATTIE'S i
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An Meal Place  to -Spend
a Y&cation.
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.
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Queen Charlotte.
SASHES,   DOORS,   MOUDLINGS,
GLASS,     PUTTY     Etc.,
always in stock.
Funeral Director.
FOR SALE
White Wyandotte Cockerels, with rose
comb, and Buff Orpington Cockerels ;
all pure bred. Apply Capt. Gillatt,
Sandspit, Moresby Island.
Splendid Shooting and Fishing
to be had in the vicinity.
Only  the   Choicest  Brands  of
Liquors and Cigars kept.
F/. J. Smith,  Prop.
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Marine
Accident
Plate Glass
Employer's Liability
Contractors' and Personal Bonds
Policies Written Direct.
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PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. ? QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
HAIDAS AND THEIR LEGENDS
(Continued from page 1.)
went down the coast as far as Cumshewa. She made a line of soundings
as she travelled and this was the first
attempt made of getting the approximate depth of the water of Hecate
Straits. The work of sounding thus
commenced by the Alert was continued
in 1862 by H. M. S. Hecate. Owing to
a disturbance at Skincuttle Inlet between the miners and the Haidas the
Hecate was dispatched from Victoria to
maintain order and preserve the peace.
She sounded the water from Skincuttle
Inlet to Bonilla Island, and added her
work to the' chart. She again visited
these islands in 1864, and sounded the
Houston Stewart Channel and made
some slight alterations to the former
sketch of these waters made by the
officers of H.M.S. Virage-in 1853.
During the summer- of 1865 Mr. Pender, Master, Royal Navy, was ordered
to survey Skidegate Inlet. It is Mr.
Pender's chart of these waters that is
in use I think to the present day.
I must not forget here to state that
the coal formation at Cowgitz in Skidegate Inlet attracted considerable attention as far back as the year 1852. At
the request of the owners Dr. Richardson of the Geological Survey of Canada
was sent there by the Department in
1872 to examine the formation. He
spent two weeks in Skidegate Inlet and
furnished a report to the gentlemen
interested, also to the Department which
was printed in the Report of Progress,
1873. Dr. Dawson in the year 1878 arrived in the schooner Wanderer at the
Houston Stewart Channel on June 12th.
From that date until August 31st he
was occupied in the exploration of the
principal islands of the group. He visited
Cumshewa and Skidegate Inlets, and
followed the coast line between Skidegate and Massett. He arrived at Massett on August 10th and spent ten days
exploring the Inlet.
Prior to Dr. Dawson's visit to these
islands, Archdeacon Collison now located
at Kincolith, came to Massett about
the middle of June, 1876, and remained
at Massett several years. He was the
first white man to administer to the
spiritual wants of the natives, although
prior to the date of his arrival the Rev.
W. .Duncan then of Metlakatla, had sent
Zimshean teachers across to instruct the
Haidas in the tenets of Christianity.
About this time Messrs. Sterling and
McB. Smith started the dog fish oil industry at Skidegate. The Archdeacon
had in these days to travel between the
islands and the mainland by canoe, as
there was only one available steamer
and that was owned by the Hudsons Bay
Company. This steamer was not allowed by the company to run during the
winter months. After Mr. Collison returned to the Metlakatla mission on the
mainland, I was requested to take up
mission work at Massett. I was detained a considerable time at Metlakatla
through not being able to find a crew of
Indians that were willing to take me
and my wife across the Straits, owing
to the stormy weather at that time of
the year. However at last I succeeded
in obtaining a crew, and on March 25th
set sail from Metlakatla in a thirty-five
foot canoe, and finally arrived at Massett after a fearful experience on March
WATT!
Don't send out for
Dry Goods
and
Children's Shoes
Until you see the
New Stock coming on this week's
boat.
full Assortment
Prices as low as you
can get anywhere
Note.   All Men's wear being cleared
out to make room for these.
D. Cochrane
Groceries   Dry Goods
Hardware
Queen Charlotte
Mill Boarding House
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.
For a Strictly up-to-date
Tailor Made Suit
Try SWEDER BROS.
Merchant Tailors
PRINCE RUPERT.
30th, 1883. To make the journey across
Hecate Straits during the month of
March in an open canoe is a most perilous undertaking, and I would advise no
one to attempt it. Halfway across a
gale sprang up during which all our
luggage had to be cast into the sea in
order to lighten the canoe, and we
thought several times that we were going to follow our goods to the bottom of
the ocean. We had to sit quite still for
thirteen hours in pools of water, everything around us and upon us soaked.
Having now traced all the past history
connected with these islands, I shall
endeavour in the next article to give a
brief account of the development and
progress from the date of my arrival
up to the present time.
(To be continued next week.)
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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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LAND ACT.
Skeena [Land District -District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that James Harrison, of
Victoria, occupation clerk, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a, post planted at the North-west
corner of Lot 1903, marked J. H.'s
South-west cor., 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. J. Harrison
Date Oct. 7th, 1911.   W. H. Sochon, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that William H. Watson,
of Victoria, occupation clerk, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted at the North-east cor.
of Lot 1902, marked W. H. W.'s Southeast cor., 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. William H. Watson
Date Oct. 7th, 1911    W. H. Sochon, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that Joseph Fulton, of
Victoria, occupation engineer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted at the North-east cor.
of Lot 1903, marked J. F. South-west
corner, 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. Joseph Fulton
Date Oct. 7th, 1911    W. H. Sochon, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that Frederick R. Read,
of Toronto, Ont., occupation farmer,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
South-east corner of Lot 1903, marked
F. R. R.'s South-west corner, thence80
chains east, thence 80 chains north,
thence 80 chains west, thence 80 chains
south to point of commencement, containing 640 more or less.
Frederick R. Read
Date Oct. 7,1911      W. H. Sochon, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that James W. Read, of
Vancouver, occupation clerk, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted at the South-east cor.
of Lot 1904, marked J. W, R.'s Southwest corner, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
west, thence 80 chains south to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less. James W. Read
Date Oct. 7,1911       W. H. Sochon, agt.
LAND ACT.
Skeena Land) District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
- Take notice that Walter H. Sochon,
of Victoria, B .,, occupation prospector,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
N.W. corner of Lot 1899, marked W. H.
S. S.E. corner, 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.
Walter H. Sochon, Locator
Date October 3rd, 1911
Skeena Land District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that Fred. H. Brown, of
Victoria, B .., occupation draftsman,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
N.W. corner of Lot 1898, marked F. H.
B. N.E. corner, thence 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.
Fred. H. Brown, Locator
W. H. Sochon, agent
Date October 3rd, 1911
Skeena Land District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that Harold H. Harper,
of Victoria, B. ., occupation draftsman,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
S.W. corner of Lot 1899, marked H. H.
H., S.E. corner, 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.
Harold H. Harper, Locator
W. H. Sochon, agent
Date October 3rd, 1911
Frank D. Rice
B. C Land Surveyor
Mineral Claims, Town Sites,
Timber Limits,   Sub-Divisions,   etc.
Underground Surveying.
Room 12 Pender Chambers
522 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B.C.
Subscribe for the "Islander." It has
a bigger circulation on the Islands already than any other paper.
If there is anything you want people to know Say it Thro the "Islander.
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Old Banff Whisky
Guaranteed  12, 10, 7 or 5 Years Old by
THE DISTILLERS
JAMES SIMPSON & SONS, LTD.
ESTABLISHED 1823
VICTORIA  OFFICE
535 YATES STREET
PHONE 288
N. B.—This is the finest Whisky, age for age, in Canada. If you don't
believe it taste it or test it, submit it to any good judge of Scotch or to any
known test or analysis of Whisky. It is cheaper than many and better than
most.   Ask your dealer for it, and call for it in your Hotel. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
COAL NOTICES.
COAL NOTICES.
LAND ACT.
CLARKE BROTHERS, Limited.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Curtis 0. Bradshaw,
Vancouver, B.C., broker, intends to apply to the Chief Commissioner of lands
for license to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following lands. Commencing at a post planted on extreme
North-east point of Tar Islands, thence
south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence east 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres. Curtis O. Bradshaw.
Charles B. Stark, agent
Dated August 29th, 1911.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Cnarlotte Islands.
Take notice that Charles H. Allen,
Vancouver, B.C., prospector, intends to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of lands
for license to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following lands: Commencing at a post planted on the north
shore of Ramsay Island and about two
miles west from extreme North-east
point of said island, thence west 80
chains, thence south 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence north 80 chains to
point of commencement, containing 640
acres. Charles H. Allen.
Dated August 31st, 1911.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Charles H. Allen,
Vancouver, B.C., prospector, intends to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of lands
for license to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following lands: Commencing at a post planted on extreme
South-east point of Agglomerate Island,
thence north 80 chains, thence west 80
chains, thence south 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres.
Charles H. Allen.
Dated Sept. 1st, 1911.
Likeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Charles jj. Allen,
Vancouver, B.C., prospector, intends to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of lands
for license to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following lands: Commencing at a post planted on the extreme South-west point of Chain Islands,
thence north 80 chains, thence east 80
chains, thence south 80 chains, thence
west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
Charles H. Allen.
Dated 29th August, 1911.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Charles H. Allen,
Vancouver, B.C., prospector, intends to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of lands
for license to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following lands: Commencing at a post planted on the East
shore of Ramsay Island and about one
mile South-east from extreme Northern
point of said island, thence south 80
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing
CIO acres.
Charles H. Allen.
Dated August 30th, 1911.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Charles H. Allen,
Vancouver, B.C., prospector, intends to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of lands
for license to prospect for coal and
petroleum, on the following lands. Commencing at a post planted on the South
shore of Ramsay Island and about two
miles westerly from extreme South-east
point of said island, thence north eighty
chains, thence west eighty chains, thence
south eighty chains, thence east eighty
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
Charles H. Allen.
Dated August 30th, 1911.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Charles H. Allen,
Vancouver, B.C., prospector, intends to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of lands
for license to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following lands. Commencing at a post planted on the East
shore of Lyle island and about three
miles South-east from extreme northern
point of said island, thence north 80
chains, thence east 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing
640 acres.
Charles H. Allen.
Dated August 28th, 1911.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Charles H. Allen,
Vancouver, B.C., prospector, intends to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of lands
for license to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following lands: Commencing at a post planted on the East
shore of Lyle Island and about four
miles South-east from extreme northern
point of said island, thence west 80
chains, thence south 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence north 80 chains
to point of commnecement, containing
640 acres.
Charles H. Allen.
Dated August 28th, 1911.
Skeena Land District--Queen Charlotte
Islands Division.
Take notice that 60 days after date
I, Wm. Laney of Lawn Hill, intend to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands for a license to prospect for coal,
oil and petroleum on and under the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted about one mile and a
quarter distant in a westerly direction
from Halibut Bay, thence 80 chains
north, thence 80 chains west, thence 80
chains south, thence 80 chains east to
point of commencement, and containing
640 acres.
Date 6th Sept., 1911       Wm. Laney.
Skeena Land District—Queen Charlotte
Islands Division.
Take notice that 60 days after date I,
Mrs. Lena Hubley of Lawn Hill, intend
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands for a license to prospect for coal,
oil and petroleum on and under the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted about one mile distant
in a westerly direction from Halibut
Bay, thence 40 chains north, thence 20
chains east, thence 40 chains north,
thence 40 chains west, thence 60 chains
south, thence 20 chains east to point of
commencement and containing 240 acres.
Mrs. Lena Hubley.
Date 6th Sept., 1911.
All your Watch and Jewelry repairing
can be done at home.     See
Thomas A. Brown
Practical Watchmaker
at the Queen Charlotte Drug Store
""KIDEGATr
HOTEL
Under New Management
C. DE PAPE, Proprietor.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Charles Harrison of
Massett, occupation farmer, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted about 80 chains distant and in a Northerly direction from
the North-east corner post of Lot 227 :
thence south 30 chains more or less,
thence west 20 chains more or less,
thence south 40 chains more or less,
thence east 40 chains to the shore line,
thence along the shoreline to point of
commencement, and containing 160 acres
more or less.
Charles Harrison.
Date September 25th, 1911.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Samuel B. Ray-
bould, of Lawn Hill, occupation farmer,
intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
west bank of Tl-El River on the east
boundary of Lot 1748, thence north along
said east boundary of Lot 1748, a distance of 20 chains, thence in a southeasterly direction along the west bank
of Tl-El River to point of commencement, containing five acres more or less.
Samuel B. Raybould.
Dated Sept. 7th, 1911.
Skeena Land District— District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Charles Beck, of
Lena Island, Queen Charlotte, occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchare the following described land: Commencing at a post
planted at the South-east Corner of Coal
License No. 5684, Graham Island, thence
north 40 chains, thence east 10 chains,
thence south 40 chains, thence west
following the shore-line to point of commencement, and occupying the land between Coal License 5684 and Pre-emption 1092. Charles Beck, Locator.
Located September, 9th, 1911.
Skeena Land District—District of
Queen Charlotte Islands.
-Take notice that I. David M. McLaren, 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 640 acres of land described
as follows: Commencing at a post
planted on the beach on the south side
of Tain Point, west coast of Graham
Island, and about 9 miles south of
Fredrick Island, thence 80 chains south,
thence 80 chains west, thence 80 chains
north, thence 80 chains east to point of
commencement.
Date June 24,1911.    David M. McLaren
Agent, Charles D. McPhail
Fifst-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.
In another column will be found the
advertisement of the above firm. This
house was established last September
and is the Pioneer Liquor House of
Northern B. C. The members of this
company are well known on the Queen
Charlotte Islands, and have already
established a reputation throughout the
north for fair dealing and prompt ship-,
ments. Our readers may rely on re.
ceiving at all times the most courteous
treatment from this house, while their
prices are no higher than those charged
in Vancouver or Victoria. When it is
remembered that a letter to this firm
will bring a shipment on the next boat
the advantage of ordering from Prince
Rupert will be at once apparent. Not
only that but the interests of Prince
Rupert and the Queen Charlotte Islands
are one in the matter of a rapid development of the North. Prince Rupert will
be our natural market and it is up to us
to patronize Prince Rupert wherever
possible. Put it down in your note book:
Clarke, Brothers, Ltd., Box 319, Prince
Rupert. B. C.
MINERAL ACT
CERTIFICATE   OF   IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE
Pink Mineral Claim, situate in the Queen
Charlotte Mining D> vision of Sksena District.
Where located—On Moresby Island on the west
side of Collison Bay about 500 feet from tide
water.
Take notice that I, John Elliott acting as agent
for R. A. Trethewey Free Miner's Certificate
51776 B., J. O. Trethewey, Free Miner's Certificate 51777 B., and A. Ferguson Free Miner's
Certificate No. 00000 0?. intend, sixty days from
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for 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 before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 14th day of July ,A. D., 1911.
JOHN ELLIOTT
Per Tom Wilson
MINERAL  ACT
CERTIFICATE   OF   IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE
The Harriet Mineral Claim, situate in the Queen
Charlotte Mining Division of Skeena District.
Where located—On Moresby Island on the east
side of Harriet Harbour, about half a mile from
tide water.
Take notice that I, John Elliott acting as agent
for R. A. Trethewey Free Miners' Certificate
51776 B., and J. O. Trethewey Free Miner's
Certificate No. 51777 B., intend, sixty days from
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for 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 before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 14th day of July, A. D.. 1911
JOHN ELLIOTT
Per Tom Wilson
Most Complete Manufacturing and Repair Department in Northern B. C.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
J. S. GRAY & SON
Late Foreman for R. Hemsley, Watch Inspector
for all the Railroads running into Montreal.
Manufacturing Jewellers, Diamond Mounters, Engravers,
Watchmakers and Graduate Opticians
Agents for the Victor Gramaphones and Records.
Sole Agent for the Stanley Pianos.        Eyerything in Rubber Stamps made
to order.        Repairs promptly attended to.
Helgerson Block  p ° Box 78  Prince Rupert QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Pioneer Steam Laundry
Prince Rupert, B. C.
For Good Work and Quick Service send
your Clothes to us.
Grand  Trunk  Pacific  Railway  Official
Watch Inspector
R. W. CAMERON
Watchmaker   and   Jeweler
Prince Rupert, B.C.       P.O. Box 449
Complete Stock  of Patent Medicines,
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries
C. H. ORME
The      Pioneer      Druggist
PRESCRIPTIONS   A   SPECIALTY
PRINCE RUPERT. P.O. Box 1523
I!l£ 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 leaning
a Specialty.
FrizzelFs Meat Market
GEO. J. FRIZZELL
Batcher and Provision Dealer
Prince    Rupert,    B. C.
Books and Stationery
Office Furniture        Drawing Materials
Kodaks       Remington Typewriters
McRae Bros.  Ltd.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Pri
and Supply Co.
GENERAL HARDWARE       SPORTING GOODS
MINERS' SUPPLIES.
PRINCE RUPERT,       -      -       B. C.
Hayner Bros/
Furniture Dealers Prince Rupert
li you 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
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.
Corner Fifth and Fraser Streets, Prince Rupert
A. J. Prudhonune, Prop.
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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
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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,  Mouldings,
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Glass,
Brushes, etc.
Prince Rupert, B. C.
T. R. Davey, Mining Engineer and Notary Public
J. M. Campbell   \
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Co.
Real Estate and Mining
Box 63 Queen Charlotte, B. C.
Write us for Farming Lands, Coal, Pertoleum
and Mining Properties.
One of the best Water Front Lots on Queen Charlotte
,   Townsite for Sale.    Price Easy for Cash.
RANCHES FOR SALE.
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PIONEER WHOLESALE HOUSE
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Wholesale Gents' Furnishings
Oiled and Rubber Clothing
House Furnishings, Stationery, etc.
PRINCE RUPERT, B. C.
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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.
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