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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. 24.
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1912.
5 Cents per Copy
History Of Queen Charlotte Islands.    A Touristjtesort.
Haidas and Their Legends.
By Mr. Charles Harrison.
Arlich XL—-The Settlers* Grievances and Difficulties.
During the past four years the pre- These matters want rectifying and the
emptors of Graham Island, in some re- sooner they are done the quicker will
spects, have been treated in a disgrace- these islands become settled by a first-
ful manner, but I hope that from the class body of farmers. I shall now pro-
present date better treatment is in store ceed to give one or two instances that
for them and that they will be treated have recently occurred and which have
more justly, for treating the settlers made the settlers feel that they have
harshly is retarding the settlement of been treated otherwise than justly and
the island on which the largest tract of have truly a grievance. In June there
agricultural land can be found in the were ten sections near the Woden river
whole Province. On May 1st, 1909, an that I staked for coal, as I then thought
article that appeared in the Prince Ru- that I could obtain the coal rights and
pert Empire struck me very forcibly not interfere with the surface rights
that the settler referred to did not re- for the settlers, in fact the settlers
ceive justice from the Lands Depart- themselves were ready to join me in
ment. I shall quote part of this article forming a small coal syndicate and each
just as it was printed: '^A pre-emptor subscribe for the amount of the under-
a short while ago wrote"the Department ground rights contained in their pre-
regarding a section adjoining him which emption claims. In July when in Prince
he had cause to suspect was overlapping Rupert I made inquiries and understood
his pre-emption claim. The said section that no one could obtain coal licenses on
was staked for the purchaser in May, land reserved from lease and purchase.
1008, and this purchaser is a rich Vic- I then wrote to the Deputy Minister of
toria merchant, who no doubt, stands Lands, and on August 10th, he sent me
well in v/ith the Government and can a long letter explaining the Coal Mines
make things come his way. The pre- Amendment Act. I was then fully
emptor adjoining this section staked his satisfied that no right of entry to pros-
quarter section in March, 1908, two pect for coal or petroleum could be
months before the purchaser put his granted over lands held under reserve,
application through in proper order, and and consequently I did not trouble fur-
has since been living on his pre-emption ther in regard to obtaining licenses for
claim and improving it. Now comes the the ten claims I had staked.
strange part of it, the pre-emptor is At the time I did^my staking Mr.
curtly informed by the Department that Hudson and others had already applied
the purchaser has prior rights and pre- for pre-emption records for their loca-
emptors in this case cannot be protected, tions on both sides of Woden river where
Is this the way to protect or help along one of my coal claims was staked, yet
the pioneers of our country, men who it appears that some one came in weeks
leave family and friends behind them to after I did my staking and staked claims
hew out a new home in a new land, and over my staking, with the result that
then to have their 12 months labor Coal License No. 5562 was issued lately
wiped out with the scratch of an official's by the Department.     In the meantime
\ pen.   Dozens of intending settlers have Mr. Hudson and others  had  obtained
conye and gone during the past two their pre-emption records.     This  coal
years because they could  net get  the license covers the land held under pre-
slightest grain of information from the emption record by Mr. Hudson, and he
'' Government officials relative to the land has   now  been  notified   to return  his
that was open for pre-emption.    There record to have a proviso inserted that
are no reliable maps on Graham Island he would not be entitled to any of the
and as for the blue prints which have to coal land covered by Coal License  No.
be purchased from a party in Victoria, 5562.     Mr.  Hudson and others whose
the least said about  them the better, records have been cancelled have done
for verily they have led many a poor in- considerable improvements on their land
tending settler into a lot of trouble." and this mode of treating our settlers is
/At the  present   time  reliable   blue having a discouraging   effect  on  the
prints are urgently needed so that when prosperity of Graham  Island.     There
a settler locates  a claim as marked must be something radically wrong with
vacant land on the blue print he may be our Lands Department, as it appears to
assured that he is going to obtain  a me as well as to all the settlers that for
record for it, and not be told after the some unaccountable reason they have
record is issued that the land on which been doing their utmost to retard the
he has done his improvements is,settlement of this district. During the
blanketed by a coal or  timber license/ past year the settlers have experienced
If the Queen Chrlotte Islands offered
no other inducememt to those seeking
homes, it has the advantage of being a
land where persons seeking health and
recreation can find all the inducements
that are sought. The climate is good,
without zero weather in winter, and cool
during the summer months. At this
season, when the people of the prairies
are freezing to death, our cattle are
roaming and the grass is green. We
have rivers and water courses in which
the fish and game disport at all seasons
of the year. The inlets and bays have
sandy beaches, where children can have
a full measure of bathing and boating
without danger. Dangerous wild animals and reptiles are an unknown quantity. The Indians are law-abiding and
helpful, with towns and conveniences on
a par with those of the Whites. Crime
is unknown among them and their intelligence has been the subject of congratulation to those who brought the
natives to such a state. The owners of
launches will find water courses that
compare with any in the known world.
Camping grounds can be found anywhere
and everywhere. Wild game and fruit
abound, and it is possible to travel by
boat for hundreds of miles without
danger from storms. The sandy beaches
extend from one end of the largest island
to the other; in some places there are
automobile drives of over fifteen miles
on solid sand. This should mean to the
busy commercial men of Prince Rupert
an opportunity to have their summer
residences along the shores of our inlets.
We are but eighty miles from the coming metropolis and steamers will make
that distance in less than five hours.
Our garden land cannot be excelled and
there is the opportunity for several
tourist hotels on the principal island of
the group. Graham Island will rival
Vancouver Island in a few years, and the
opportuity is now afforded to take advantage of the low price of land and to
look over the resources which will pass
into the hands of strangers, unless our
people have the foresight to grasp the
chance that the Queen Charlotte Group
offers.
the greatest difficulty in obtaining
records for their pre-emption claims, as
for the most trival mistakes their applications have been refused and they have
been requested to send in fresh applications. One of our settlers nameu Mr.
Evans has sent in four different applications and he has letters to show that his
applications were made out as per instructions. Now he has been turned
coolly down for a fifth time and told to
cancel a record for a claim he held near
Rose Spit. This man never staked but
one claim on which he now resides, and
has never even been near Rose Spit.
He will evidently in a year or two obtain
a record for the claim on which he now
lives, and believing that eventually he
will obtain his record, he has erected a
fine two-storied house at a cost of about
$2,000 and has already cleared four
acres of scrubby timbered land.
(To be continued next week.)
Spring
Cleaning
Is about to commence and
we would advise a bottle of
Nyals Sarsaparilla
to get your system in shape
for the summer work.
Bear in mind that we
keep a full line of
Clothing, Boots
and  general  supplies for
logger and prospector.
BEATTIE'S
DEPT. DRUG STORE
QUEEN CHARLOTTE.
ONLY ON
E
$3.00
One 8-Loaf Bread Mixer,
One Pair Heavy Grey Blankets,
4.00
One Roll Stair Oilcloth, per yd.,
.18
One Pair Tin Snips,
1.00
One 22-inch Plane, -      -       -
2.50
One 3-inch Plane,    -
.25
One Pair Khaki Overalls,
.90
One Lamp, Glass Burner,
.75
One .22 Hamilton Rifle, -
2.25
One Harmonette Mouth Organ,
.65
One Fancy Clock,   -
1.25
One 21-qt. Dough Pan,   -
2.65
One No. 9 Galv. Wash Boiler,
1.75
One Double Throw Switch,    -
.35
One .30 Winch. Loading Tool,
3.50
One Garden Rake,  -
.55
One Customer can buy
any
One of these.  Are you tht One ?
D. Cochane
Groceries   Dry Goods
Hardware
Queen Charlotte
V 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 Fisheries.
The early completion of the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway will mean the
opening of an industry on the shores of
Queen Charlotte Group that will astonish
every resident of this Province. We have
before us Cassell's Magazine for the
month of November last, with an article
headed: " King Herring." In the article
W. A. Dutt states that the herring fisheries alone of Yarmouth and Lowestoft,
brought in $5,000,000 to the boatowners
and fishermen, and gave employment
ashore to thousands of men and women.
As a result of ten weeks work, one
drifter or fishing boat has been known
to earn over $11,000. Yarmouth employs 150 steamers in the work and
Lowestoft 230. These boats cost $15,000
each, while the fishing gear costs another
$5,000. A steam drifter usually carries
ten men ; all work on the sharing system. In one day 1,205,410,800 herrings
were landed at the two ports mentioned,
which will give some idea of the enormous quantity handled by the fleet, by
those on shore, and by the railways.
"In the fishing trade," said Robert
Stephenson, "railways are causing a
prodigious revolution," and they are
now sending as much fish to London in
a year as they sent in twenty years
formerly. The steam fishing boat is
also creating a revolution in the work.
We have "fished " on the Fraser river
and had the opportunity of viewing the
fish in their haunts, from one end of the
Province to the other. It was all very
well for those who appear to know
something of the fisheries, to write
and speak of the illimitable resources of
our waters. Have those people been on
the rivers and sea coasts and practically
tested the fisheries ? From Jedway to
Stevenston is a "long jump," and we
have been over that territory. From
the west coast of Graham Island to
Nanaimo is another long stretch, and
we have seen the fish and the small
number of native fishermen, and the
canneries, and handlers of fish at their
best. Through the plants and viewing
the work of the few engaged in canning,
salting and smoking, should give one a
good idea of the resources of our waters.
We can truthfully state that the fisheries of British Columbia waters are
the best in the world today. The field
fs practically unlimited, and the fish
plentiful that their proper exploitation
will astonish the most optimistic. It is
not only the the herring fisheries that
will require attention. We have halibut
in Hecate Straits that range from fifty
to three hundred pounds each, and there
are halibut banks in all directions. The
Spring or King salmon ofl Langara
Island are  caught  by the Indians in
such numbers that the best fisherman
in the world would open his eyes in
wonder. We have the " oolachan " glutting our rivers for six weeks in every
year. All of the small streams are
crowded with Cohoe, Humpback and
Dog Salmon. The herring are larger
in the waters of the Quoen Charlottes
than off the south coast, and their numbers will be realized after a few boats
commence fishing. No idea of the extent of the herring fisheries can be
given, for the~reason that nothing has
been done to ascertain the wealth we
have in our waters. It is certain that
the cold storage plants will be erected
at the western terminus of the railway.
Some are in course of erection at Prince
Rupert, others will follow. The fishermen will require homesteads near the
fishing grounds, and large communities
should make their homes on the island.
Companies are now bringing steam
trawlers from Great Britain, and the
fishing grounds will be exploited in the
near future. This should be the opportunity for the Queen Charlotte Islands to
increase in population and there is need
of advertising. Prince Rupert is now
before the world as the business centre
of Northern British Columbia. Our
islands, where the fishing will be carried
on, offers a home for the fishermen and
their families. We are but a few miles
from the terminus of the tailways ; but
little is known of our advantages and
the possibilities of the Queen Charlotte
Islands. We want publicity and should
devise some means to inform the fishermen of the Old Country that there is
room, and to spare, for thousands of
immigrants. Our position and our resources can compare most favorably
with Vancouver Island. The fisheries
are at our doors. The harbors and inlets must be used in stormy weather.
The fishermen will want land and homes.
Railways will run from one end of
Graham Island to the other. The
awakening is coming, and the sooner we
get to work the sooner we will have
large and prosperous communities.
There is no use in waiting for those
who are not interested in this portion of
the country.    Our time is to do things
"now."
-o-
Japaneese Current Changes.
A phenomenal change in the course
of the Japanese current, which is now
setting closer to the Queen Charlottes,
according to reports by Alaskan skippers, no doubt has had something to do
with the mild weather experienced on
the islands this winter. There has been
practically no snow or frost and prospectors will be able to hit the mountains
whenever they feel like it.
Mr. and Mrs. Katsura entertained the
local residents to a dance on Friday
night in Barge's hall, which was nicely
decorated for the occasion. A large
company attended, including Capt. Locke
and several officers of the steamer
"Beatrice." Splendid music was supplied by the Skidegate orchestra, under
Professor Solomon, and refreshments
were provided by Mrs. Scowcroft. Dur-
an interval Mr. J. L. Barge proposed a
vote of thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Katsnra
for their hospitality, and in the course
of his remarks also paid tribute to Capt.
Locke for the interest he takes in the
general wellf are of the islands. Capt.
Locke, in reply, thanked Mr. Barge for
his appreciative remarks, and glad to
see that they were all pulling together.
Wilfred Doughty Arrives.
Mr. Wilfred Vere Doughty, son of
Sir George Doughty of Grimsby, accompanied by Messrs. Rosher and Canning,
arrived on the "Beatrice" on Thursday
morning on a visit to the properties acquired by the company in which they
are interested at Cumshewa and Skidegate. Mr. Doughty comes as managing
director of the British Columbia Fisheries, Ltd., recently formed in the Old
Country with a capital of a million and
a quarter of dollars to develop the deep
sea fisheries in these waters. The B. C.
Fisheries recently purchased the plant
of Simon Leiser at Skidegate and will,
we understand, greatly improve this,
and proposes to establish cold storage
depots and enter the general fishing
business on a large scale. It has been
announced that no Asiatics will be employed by this company.
Fishing Station Well Advanced.
Work at the new fishing station of the
Queen Charlotte Fishing Company at
Tassoo Harbor is well advanced, according to Mr. Moulton, the manager, who
went south on the Beatrice on Friday
night. The sawmill erected at the
station is now in operation, and all the
lumber required for the buildings is being cut. Several large buildings have
already been erected, such as a saltery,
oil and fertilizer, cannery, bunkhouses,
cookhouse, store and manager's house.
The company will also build their own
fishing boats from the yellow cedar
available on their property. It is their
intention to employ white fishermen only
and to do a great deal in the interests
of white settlers on the West Coast.
Capt. Nash, president, and R. F. Mackie,
secretary, are expected to pay a visit
to the fishing station some time this
month.
Captain Nash, President of the Queen
Charlotte Fishing Company, leaves for
England next month and will give an
address before the Imperial Institute,
regarding "The relationship of white
fishermen on the Pacific Coast to the
Imperial and Dominion Naval Policy."
Sheriffs Sale
One Gasoline Boat "Alice," Twelve
Horse-power Ferro Engine, 3-cylinder,
and reversing gear, now lying at Queen
Charlotte.
All of which shall be offered for sale
by Public Auction for cash on THURSDAY, February 15th, at 3 p.m., at
"Islander"   Office,   Queen  Charlotte.
W. G. REINHART, Auctioneer
JOHN SHIRLEY,
Sheriff of the County of Atlin.
Mr. J. Murdoch read an instructive
and interesting paper on "The value of
books" at the Literary Society's meeting last Wednesday for which he was
accorded a vote of thanks. Next meeting night a social will be held at the
home of Mrs. Cochrane.
Capt. Davey and AI. Macnaughten
returned Friday night from Cumshewa.
Messrs. Wessels, Boultbee and Anderson are prospecting on the West coast.
Mr. Turner, book-keeper for the
Moresby Island Lumber Co., went south
on Friday night on business.
Mrs. A. Duval left on the '' Beatrice''
for Vancouver on a short holiday.
Capt. Gillatt and his little daughter
left on Friday night on visit to Prince
Rupert. ^
An Ideal Place to Spend
a Vacation.
P
remier
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.
S.S. A ME
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.
THE OLD RELIABLE
"Wee Jeanie."
For CHARTER
(CAPT. HAAN)
APPLY "ISLANDER"   OFFICE
Contractors' And Mining Machinery Supplies
Building Materials MARINE MOTORS
Steel     Rails GASOLINE ENGINES
Agricultural Implements      CANADIAN RAND
Teaming and Dump Wagons   CO.'S PRODUCTS
Concrete Machinery
Wheels and Axles
Dairy Supplies
C. H. HANDASYDE Jr., Prince Rupert, B.C.
P.O. BOX 436
OFFICE THIRD AVE. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Too Hot?
Drink Blue Ribbon Beer
Too Cold?
Drink P. & 0. Scotch or Corby9s Rye
We are sole agents in Northern B. . for these and other well-known lines
and we fill orders promptly. You know that you will receive goods by
return boat when you order from us. We also carry all standard lines
of Liqnors, and CASCADE BEER.
CLARKE BROTHERS LTD.
The Pioneer Liquor House of Northern B.C.
Mclntyre Block, Third Avenue, Prince Rupert. P.O. Box 319
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
LYNCH BROS.
DEPARTMENT    STORES
PRINCE RUPERT, B. C.
GROCERIES
HARDWARE
CROCKERY
MEN'S FURNISHINGS
SASH AND DOORS
GLASS
We Supply the Farm, House, Camp and Mine and Save
the Buyer Money.
Write for our Price List
Even now when they assemble
to discuss a landing site,
A genii stalks amongst them
and there's sure to be a fight.
'Tis thus the gods have punished
these Progressive (?) party rings,
And the spell is still upon the ones
If there is anything you want people to know Say it Thro the "Islander."       who fix and pull the strings.
Largest Stock in Northern B. C.
A Housewarming.
The Tow Hill Folk-lore Society held
an open meeting last week to dedicate
their new hall on Swansdown Avenue,
and entertain their friends from sister
societies. The hall was tastefully decorated for the occasion by the ladies,
cozily furnished and comfortably filled
with the elect. A number of home-
seeker's, guests of the Hotel Rose at
the time, availed themselves of the
courtesy extended to the stranger within our gates. They were well pleased
with the exercises, somewhat astonished
at the remarkable talent displayed, and
sure made the welkin ring with their
applause when the latent possibilities
of the vicinity were brought to light.
The gem of the programme, however,
was a crayon talk by the President of
the Archaeological Society. He sketched
the locality in which the caverns abound
and indicated the point where he discovered "The Ancients' Hall of Wisdom." The walls of this grotto are
completely covered with hieroglyphs and
ideographs, the result of patient effort
extended over a period of years by the
printers of the day who thus effectually
embalmed the history, customs and traditions of their people.
In a prominent position amongst the
multitude of facts here recorded is an
article dealing with the early history of
Tow Hill; its signification, and the spirit
who still makes it his abiding place. It
would tax the resources of a modern
lithographic plant to do the ancient
scribe justice. The text of the article
as translated, and much condensed runs
thus:
" 0 Well Beloved
" Your fathers did in Eden dwell
full many years ago,
But the serpent of unrighteousness
got most most of them in tow.
He led them to a wilderness
of miry swamps and sloughs,
Where a spirit stood amongst them
and usurped the monster's shoes.
They marched thence to a higher land
where skill was used to make
This temple strong, to shield us
from the wiles of Eden's snake.
We sorrowed o'er our lost estate
for back we couldn't go,
So tried to make the best of things
while living here below.
But an enemy from Pluto's tribe
well versed in magic tricks,
Spread o'er the land a blanket,
made of coal and timber sticks,
All trimmed around the edges
with for sale; don't dare trespass,
Unless you're with the party
you'll be used like Balaam's ass.
They're still camped round an inlet
where the tide runs by so fast,
It makes them feel quite dizzy,
like a lubber up a mast.
The genii have convinced them all
the feeling is really fine
As any that is conjured with
' the reddest kind of wine.
We turned our backs upon them
and implored our gods to make
A country that no magic tricks
could ever from us take.
They pointed to the north and east
where summer suns doth rise
And said: Behold we'll make you
there an earthly paradise.
With fish and game aplenty,
and garden spots galore;
Where nature, merely tickled, will
bring forth abundant store.
And that my child, is how it comes
this temple here doth stand,
A sign of peace and plenty j
for the freedom loving man.   '?
This spot resembles Eden
more than other place,
And will always be remembered
as the haven of our race.
'Tis your birthright son, don't part
with it for all the world can give,
Else the Spirit of this temple
will return above to live."
Having thus pleasantly cancelled their
social obligations, the society members
are giving careful attention to a number
of very interesting traditions which have
recently come to hand, and are thoroughly enjoying these long delightful evenings. Trolodyte.
Tow Hill General
===== Store =====
GROCERIES DRY GOODS
GENERAL HARDWARE
HAY and OATS
Goods delivered to all points along the
North Beach between Massett and Rose
Spit by arrangement.
J. K. ANDERSON
Henry Edenshaw's Power Sloop
"Josephine " j
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.
J. L BARGE
Carpenter and
General Contractor
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. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Naden Harbor.
Oetrianna left Prince
Harbor with a large
shipment of lumber and building ma-
tfcrimls for a new salmon cannery to be
constructed by the Wallace Brothers
Fisheries. A large number of men will
be employed on the job and J. E. Gii-
more of Prince Rupert, will superintend
the construction work.
Faulds, M.LM.E.
Consulting Mining Engineer
Examinations and  development on
Coal,   Metal,   Oil,   etc.
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.
Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, B. C.
SKIDEGATE
HOTEL
Under New Management
C. DE PAPE, Proprietor.
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.
WRITE
The Insurance People
Fire
Life
Marine
Accident
Plate Glass
Employer's Liability
Contractors' and Personal Bonds
Policies Written Direct.
Mack Realty & Insurance Co.
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.
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.
Subscribe for the "Islander." It has
a bigger circulation on the Islands already than any other paper.
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  ROBox78  Prince Rupert
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.
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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
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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 ovei 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, 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, 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 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 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, 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. 25th, 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-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 commencement, containing 640 acres more or less
James H. Hickey
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 South-east
corner, about three miles west of coal
license No. 4453, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence east 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less. Robert Graham
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, James H. Hickey,
Prince Rupert, B. C, occupation prospector, intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum, over and
under 640 acres of land bounded as follows : Beginning at a post planted on
North-east corner, about three miles
west of coal license No. 4454, thence 80
chains south, thence 80 chains west,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
east to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
James H. Hickey.
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner,
of Vancouver, occupation engineer, intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands for a license to prospect for
coal and petroleum over and under 640
acres of land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on South-west
corner, about three miles west of coal
license No. 4453, thence 80 chains north,
thence 80 chains east, thence 80 chains
south, thence 80 chains west, to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less. Samuel Horner
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Robert Graham,
Vancouver, occupation prospector, in-
end to apply to the chief commissioner of
lands for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum over and under 640 acres
of land bounded as follows: Beginning
at a post planted on North-west corner,
adjoining coal license No. 4452 on the
west side, thence south 80 chains, thence
east 80jchains, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less. Robert Graham
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, James H. Hickey,
of Prince Rupert, B.C., occupation prospector, intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum over and
under 640 acresof land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on
South-east corner, about one mile west
of coal license No. 4453, thence west 80
chains, thence north 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence south 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing
640 acres more or less.
James H. Hickey
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, James H. Hickey,
of Prince Rupert, B.C., occupation prospector, intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum over and
under 640 acres of land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on
North-west corner, about three miles
west of coal license No. 4454, thence
south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence west 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 more or less.
James H. Hickey
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Robert Graham,
of Vancouver, B.C., occupation prospector, intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands for alicense to prospect
for coal and petroleum over and under 640
acres of land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on North-east
corner, about one mile west of coal
license No. 4452, thence south 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains, thence north 80
chains, thence east 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less. Robert Graham
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation prospector,
intend to apply to the chief commissioner
of lands for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum over and under 640 acres
of land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on South-east
corner, about one mile west of coal
license No. 4451, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence east 80 chains to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less. Samuel Horner
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation prospector
intend to apply to the chief commissioner
of lands for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum over and nnder 640 acres
of land bounded as follows: Beginning at
at a post planted on North-west corner,
adjoining coal license No. 4454 on the
west side, thence south 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less. Samuel Horner
Located Nov. 24tb, 1911.
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, James H. Hickey,
of Prince Rupert, B.C., occupation prospector, intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands for alicense to prospect
for coal and petroleum over and under 640
acres of land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on South-west
corner, adjoining coal license No. 4451
on the west side, thence north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence west 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
James H. Hickey
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Robert Graham, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation prospector,
intend to apply to the chief commissioner
of lands for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum over and under 640 acres
of land bounded as follows: Beginning
at a post planted on North-west corner
adjoining coal license No. 4453 on the
west side, thence east 80 chains, thence
north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,
then south 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less. Robert Graham
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation prospector,
intend to apply to the chief commissioner
of lands for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum over and under 640 acres
of land bounded as follows: Beginning
at a post planted on North-east corner,
about one mile west of coal license No.
4454, thence west 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less. Samuel Horner.
Located Nov. 24th, 1911.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District.
District of Skeena.
Take notice that I, Fred. C. Elliott,
of Victoria, B. C, occupation solicitor,
intend to apply for permission to prospect for coal and petroleum on the following described lands: Commencing at
a post planted at the South-east Corner
of Section 36, Township 5, Graham
Island, marked F. C. E.'s S.E. Corner,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 80
chains, thence south 40 chains, thence
east 80 chains to point of commencement. Fred. C. Elliott, Locator.
John S. Taylor, agt.
Dated 27th Jan., 1912.
LAND ACT.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, J. L. Molitor, of
Queen Charlotte, B. C, occupation
rancher, intend to apply for permission
to lease the following described tide
lands: Commencing at a post marked
J. L. M.'s N.E. corner, about the centre
of T. L. No. 14312, Graham Island,
thence 10 chains west, thence 10 chains
south, thence 10 chains east, thence 10
chains north to place of commencement,
containing about 10 acres more or less.
Dated 19th Jan., 1912.
J. L. Molitor.
W. G. Reinhart
Begs to announce that his
Power Sloop "Mavis"
Is open for Charter by the Day or
Week to carry Freight and Passengers to any points on the Islands.
For terms apply at the "Islander"
Office.
All your Watch and Jewelry repairing
can be done at home.     See
Thomas A. Brown
Practical Watchmaker
at the Queen Charlotte Drug Store
Hayner Bros/
Furniture Dealers Prince Rupert
If 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 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
Iti Kaien Hardware Co.
Builders' Supplies        Tools        Paints
Paints    Oils    Glass    Stoves    Ranges
Tin and Hardware.
Prince Rupert, B.C.     P.O. Drawer 1524
PRINCE RUPERT PANTORIUM
Sixth Street, between 3rd Ave. and Fraser
Pioneer Cleaners
Reliable work in Cleaning, Pressing and
Repairing.    French Dry Cleaning
a Specialty.
Frizzell's Meat Market
GEO. J. FRIZZELL
Butcher and Provision Dealer
Prince    Rupert,     B. C.
Books and Stationery
Office Furniture        Drawing Materials
Kodaks       Remington Typewriters
McRae Bros.  Ltd.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
and Supply Co.
Hotel C entral
Peter Black, Prop.
Spacious Travelers' Sample
Room.
Steam Heated
Electric Bells
Corner First Avenue and Seventh Street
PRINCE RUPERT.
PrinceRupert Hardware
GENERAL HARDWARE       SPORTING GOODS
MINERS' SUPPLIES.
PRINCE RUPERT,       -      -      B. C.
— iiim—turn1 lira ——— j
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.
Savoy Hotel
American   and   European   Plan
The only House in Prince Rupert
with hot and cold running water
in all rooms.
Rooms 50c. up.
Only the Best Brands of Liquors
and Cigars carried.
Corner Fifth and Fraser Streets, Prince Rupert
A. J. Prudhomme, Prop.
T. R. Davey, Mining Engineer and Notary Public
J. M. Campbell
T. R.
•    •
Real Estate and Mining
Box 63 Quen  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.
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
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.
The A. w. cage
Company
Importers and Dealers in
Wallpapers, Burlaps,   Moulding
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Glass,
Brushes, etc.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Henry Osterman,
occupation capitalist, of Walla Walla,
Wash., intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands : Commencing at a post planted in the S. W.
Corner of Sec. 5, Tp. 8, Graham Island,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
east thence 80 chains south, thence 80
chains west to place of beginning, containing   640 acres.
Located Jan. 17th, 1912.
Henry Osterman
Per C. D. Emmons, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, George II. Snell,
occupation capitalist, of Walia 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.    PerC. D. Emmons, agt.
Prince Rupert, B. C.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Henry Osterman,
occupation capitalist, of Walla Walla,
Wash , intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands : Commencing
at a post planted in the S W Corner
of Sec 32, Tp. 9, Graham Island, thence
80 chains north, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains
west to place of  beginning, containing
640 acres. ^Mn
Located Jan. 17th, 1912.
Witness: Henry Osterman
J W  Coovert.   PerC. D. Emmons, agt.
Skeena Land District -District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, George H. Snell,
occupation capitalist, of Walla Walla,
Wash., intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted in the 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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