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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. 14.
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 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.
The next visitors to these islands came
from Bombay in the year 1786. This
was the year when Messrs. Lowrie and
Guise, masters of the ships Captain
Cook and Enterprise, visited these
islands in the course of a trading expedition for furs. In their log book no
definite information can be obtained.
They merely stated that they had sailed
in a direct course from Queen Charlotte
Sound (which they named) to Prince
William Sound; so that by inference
they must have passed down the inside
channel of Queen Charlotte Islands.
We next come to the first real trading
expedition that was made to" these'
islands. Captain -Banna, in the Sea
Otter, a brig of about 60 tons, sailed
from China and reached Nootka Sound
in August, 1785. He then traced his
journey up the coast northward and it
is almost certain he traded on the Queen
Charlotte Islands. After coming this
far they returned to Canton and sold their
cargo for £21,000. In 1786 two British
Captains, Portlock and Dixon in the
King George and the Queen Charlotte,
coasted up from Vancouver Island along
the west coast of these Islands as far
as Hippa Island. They did not see any
suitable harbor in which to cast anchor,
neither did they see any of the inhabitants of the islands. They therefore
turned round and sailed again southward. This expedition was fitted out
by the London Company of Adventurers.
Captain Dixon of the Queen Charlotte
was, however, undaunted and from
July 1st to August 3rd, 1788, spent more
than a month coasting and trading on
the west coast. He it was who gave
the name to the islands which they still
bear. He also named Dixon's Entrance,
North Island, Cloak Bay, Hippa Island,
Rennell's Sound, Cape St. James, and
Houston Stewart Channel. It is not
however recorded that Captain Dixon
landed at any of these points, but in his
reports many interesting details concerning the inhabitants are given. His
map and the numerous bearings taken
by him have been of exceedingly great
value until the west coast was surveyed
in 1907 by H. M. S. Egem.* He was
the first navigator of whom we have
any record of attempting to enter Cloak
Bay, between North and Graham Islands,
but was prevented from doing so by the
strength of the tides. The captain was
the first to sail his vessel down the
whole of the west coast southward,
coming  close into the land and all the
bays by day and standing a distance off
at night. In his diary he stated also
that he cruised northward on the east
coast to latitude 52 degrees, 59 minutes.
This may probably have been half-way
between Kumshewa and Skidegate inlets. At this point high land was seen
in the north-west, about 30 leagues distant, which he recognised as that seen
in the vicinity of North Island. This
proved to him definitely that the land
he had been cruising along for the past
month was a group of islands, and not
in any way connected with the mainland.
Also from meeting some of the same
tribe of Indians at both ends of the
islands, he was corroborated in his
opinion that the land was not con'tigous
to the mainland. During this trip
around the islands he purchased sea
otter skins which were sold at Canton
for $90,000.
In 1788 Duncan was the first to sail
through the Straits between the islands
and the mainland. He named the Fleur-
ieu Islands (La Perouse) the Princess
Royal Islands after the name of his
vessel.
Again in August of the same year
Captain Douglas, master of the Iphi-
genia, coasted along the north shore of
Graham Island, and went around Rose
Point. He was the first to name this
promontory. Now the same point, Rose
Point, is marked on our charts as Rose
Spit. Captain Douglas obtained command of his vessel in China where it was
fitted out for a trading expedition, and
he sailed as directly as possible to trade
with the Haidas'. After obtaining a
large quantity of skins, he sailed southward between the islands and the mainland.
The next party to sail on a trading
expedition to these islands was fitted
out in Boston, U.S.A. Captain Robert
Gray was given the command of the
sloop Washington, and thinking that he
had discovered new territory, named
these islands as a whole Washington
Island. He was entirely ignorant of the
fact that here in this group we have
several large islands.
The next captain to visit these islands
came from Nootka. Mears built the
North-West America in Nootka harbor
especially for a trading expedition to
these islands in the year 1788. He appointed Robert Fulton as the commander. The North-West America
made a good and paying trip, and returned  to  Nootka on the 9th day  of
Graham Island Coal
Syndicate At Work
Steamer British Empire Made Trip to
Head of Massett Inlet With Supplies
and Diamond Drill Outfit.
Local and General.
The steamer British Empire recently
made a trip twenty-five miles up Masset
Inlet, being the. first steamer to have
ever ventured thrft far up the inlet. The
trip was made to land supplies, machinery, including engines, boilers and
other plant and a diamond drill outfit
for the Graham Island Timber and Coal
syndicate, and as there is no wharf at
the head of the inlet, all the heavy
machinery and other material had to be
lightered ashore, it took three days to
complete the transfer. Fortunately
the weather during the time of unloading was propitious, but hardly had the
last piece of freight been landed on the
beach before stormy weather arose and
thick fog enveloped the inlet.
The coal deposits which the syndicate
propose to explore are located eighteen
miles inland from the point where the
steamer discharged the freight, and a
gang of men are engaged in cutting a
trail through the rough country intervening. If the work of the drill corroborates the predictions of the engineers that extensive and valuable coal
deposits exist under the surface it is
the intention of the operators to construct a line of railroad to Stewart Bay
on Massett Inlet to deliver the coal at
tide-water.
June, 1789. Nootka seems to have
been a favorite port of call for the
early navigators, for the Washington
also called in there on her homeward
voyage. On September 20th, 1878,
Mears sent another vessel to trade
around these islands from Nootka Sound
under the command of Captain Douglas.
He instructed the captain that he should
trade especially along the east coast of
the Queen Charlotte Islands which he
called the Great Island. Douglas sailed
north and shaped his course betwaen
these islands and the mainland. When
off Massett he named the entrance to.
Massett Inlet Mclntyre's Bay. He also
sailed' as far as North Island. He seems
to have been entirely ignorant of Capt.
Dixon's voyage. He named the passage
between North Island and Graham
Island (this is now known as Parry
Passage) Cox's Channel, and the bay
on the south side of North Island,
Bealer's Harbor. From his report he
seems to have stayed about one week in
Parry Passage, and probably anchored
in Cloak Bay. Captain Douglas and his
crew were the first Whites known to
have gone ashore on these islands, and
they were hospitably received as will be
shown in the following chapter.
(To be continued next week.)
Captain Newcomb of the Dominion
fishery service, who has been on revenue
work on the chartered steamer William
Joliffe, reports that the charts relating
to the west coast of Queen Charlotte
Islands are inaccurate. Important inlets and points are not charted, and the
information existing is not reliable.
At a meeting of the Natural History
Society in Victoria Dr. Newcombe gave
a lecture upon the various collecting
trips he made on the West Coast and
Queen Charlotte Islands during the past
summer.
The steamer Quadra, Capt. Hackett,
made a trip to Langara Island with
material for the new first order lighthouse, which is to be constructed there.
The steamer Prince Albert is taking
the place of the Prince John on the
Islands' service. The "John" went
south to Esquimalt drydock for cleaning
and painting and will also receive a complete overhauling of boilers and engines
before resuming her run again. Capt.
Wearmouth is in command of the
"Albert."
The Rupert Conservative Association
elected new officers last week as follows:
President, Geo. D. Tite ; first vice-
president, M. M. Stephens; second vice-
president, Frank E. Cullin ; secretary,
O. H. Nelson; executive, J. A. Kirk-
patrick, J. E. Merryfield, J. G. Scott,
J. H. Hilditch, Dr. Quinlan, T. Mait-
land, W. J. McCutcheon, J. Waynne, ,
and Geo. W. Keer.
Fanning and Washington Islands have
been purchased for $350,000 by a syndicate of Canadian and British capitalists
headed by C. N. Armstrong of Montreal.
Their intention is being reported to
establish a port as a naval base on
Fanning Island.
In the Provincial Court Room, Prince
Rupert, Assessor Cuthbert sold by auction various lots in Prince Rupert,
Stewart, Port Simpson and the Coast
District, which are sold by the Government to realize amounts on delinquent
taxes. Prices ran from as low as two
dollars to thirty dollars.
The suggestion is made that the government should establish further wireless stations on the British Columbia
coast. Another station at Massett or
Tow Hill would meet a felt want by the
residents and settlers at the north end
of the island. The wireless system has
done effectual work since its installation
on the Pacific and there are none too
many stations here at present.
John Roche, an experienced Nelson
sportsman, mistook for a deer a peaceful cow a few nights ago, and planted
two fatal shots before he discovered his
mistake. As he had to pay $100 for the
slaughtered cow, it was venison (dear
meat) after all. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
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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 Wonderland Shareholders Visit Fishing Station.
Are Considering Enlargement of Plant at Pacofi.
Shidegate Inlet Conservative
Association.
The above association held a meeting
last Monday night at Skidegate, when
all details of the organization were looked
into and by-laws passed.    The meeting
then   elected    the   following   officers :
Hon. President, Capt. Locke; president,
A. J. Gordon;   vice-president, William
Reinhart;   secretary,   T.   R.   Davey;
treasurer,   Wm.   Sandison;   executive,
H. Turney, senr., Tl-El; A. Richardson
and D. McPherson,   Lawn Hill; W. J.
Leary,   Miller   Creek;   Capt.   Gillatt,
Sandspit; J. McLellan and C. De Pape,
Skidegate; W. J. Smith and N. Fraser,
Queen  Charlotte  City.     The meeting
afterwards discussed several matters of
importance relating to the islands, such
as roads and trails and  the clearing of
rivers, which will at once be placed before the proper authorities.   The membership to date numbers 32.
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St. Andrew's Literary Association.
Last Wednesday night the"first meeting of the St. Andrew's Literary Association was held and took the form of a
"Hat Night." The President, Mr. R.
Archibald, presided over a good attendance. Five minutes was allowed each
speaker and some of the subjects discussed were "The Simple Life," "The
Canadian Flag," "Should Men Wear
Kilts," "Light," "Microbes," "When
will Queen Charlotte Have a Population
of Ten Thousand," "Double Blessedness," "Cure for Corns,"etc. The
speeches of the ladies created roars of
laughter and altogether a pleasant and
profitable evening was spent by those
present. Next Wednesday night the
President will have charge of the
program.
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Christmas is drawing near and signs
of the approaching festive season are
to be seen at Mr. G. D. Beattie's departmental drug store, where a large
quantity of Christmas goods are on
view. The school children are preparing
for their annual entertainment, and
rehearsals are being held daily under
their capable teacher, Miss Atkins.
On Friday night a number of friends
paid a "surprise" visit to Mrs. Scowcroft and Miss Goodall at the boarding
house. During the evening games and
dancing was indulged in and before the
close light refreshments were handed
round. Those present included Mrs.
Fraser, Miss Atkins, Mrs. Miller, Miss
Menzies, Morna Barge, Carrie Barge,
Fosey Fraser, Mrs. Scowcroft, Miss
Goodall, Messrs. Turner, Reid, Cromp,
Wiggins, Smith, MacRae, Green and
Greenstreet.
Queen Charlotte Islands Excel in Natural
Resources and Beauty.
Take up the map of the Province of
British Columbia ; trace out the Queen
Charlotte  Group  of Islands; view the
three great waterways—Veriago, Skidegate and Massett Inlets—and show any
other   section   of   the   country   where
nature has been more prolific in affording ready means of communication than
is found in the north, centre and south
of Graham Island.     On  Virago  Sound
we find a  sheltered  stretch of water
cutting in for twenty miles, with a river
at the head, flowing from  a beautiful
lake.    Massett  Inlet also cuts almost
through the island, with an inland sea,
rivers,   streams,  islands,   lakes  and  a
current running six miles an hour each
way, twice  in  the  tfaenty-four hours.
Along the east coast to Skidegate and
Queen  Charlotte, is an open stretch of
one hundred miles of sandy beach, and
one    there   finds   another   inlet.     On
Moresby Island too, there 'are  several
large  inlets,   Cumshewa  and  Selwyn.
On Virago Sound we find but one whaling station, nothing more.    Not even a
settlers resides there at present.     The
Indians visit the Naden river, for their
winter   fish,   otherwise   the   place   is
deserted.
Massett Inlet is  better off in some
degrees.     At its mouth three hundred
and fifty  civilized  Indians  have their
pretty homes, with a school, church and
other conveniences.  Three miles further
up are the  townsites of the Natural
Resources Company and Delkatla. About
one hundred Whites are located there,
with a store, hotel, school and residences.
There is a delapidated wharf ; but no
church, and few marks of public improvement. Further up Massett Inlet,
at the Nadu river, Kumdis Slough,
Queenstown and on the Yakoun river, a
few settlers have constructed homes
and are doing their best to develop the
land. Across the inlet is Ain river, with
its waterfalls and other natural advan-
tanges that will be developed someday.
Timber covered islands dot the inland sea,
and a narrow passage leads into Jus-
katla, another large waterway, on the
shores of which are millions and millions
of feet of merchantable timber. The
Awun, Mammin, Yakoun and Ain rivers
all flow into Massett Inlet, and in each
the sportsman may find trout of 'every
variety. Along the shores the wild
geese and ducks are to be found in uncountable numbers, while the land is
level for miles back from the water.
Five miles across from the head of Massett Inlet is the wild west coast of the
islands, where nature shows the caverns
and crags that cannot be duplicated in
any other part of the known world. On
that whole west coast of Graham Island
there are but six occupants, the forerunners of the thousands who will flock
there once the oilfields they are working
is developed. The bays and harbors are
few and far between; but it is possible
that a short time will pass before towns
and cities will spring up, where now the
sea-birds disport in thousands. A blazed
trail about twenty miles in length has
been made from the west coast to Naden Harbor, and this will be the only
means of communication that the oil-
cTrillers will have during the winter
months. Shale, tar and other indications of oil can be seen along the beaches
and inland for many miles, while the
coal formation has been located on the
east side of Massett Inlet. This formation consists of lignite and semi-bitumin-
Continued on page 3.
A substantial extension of the plant
of the Standard Fish and Fertilizer
Company at Pacofi may be expected
shortly. A few days ago a party of
those interested in the Company visited
the plant. The party included B. Von
Alvensleben, brother of the President
of the Company, Count Voss, a principal
shareholder, and Captain Rorbick. Mr.
G. M. Alford, manager of the plant at
Pacofi, met the party at Prince Rupert,
and the trawler Kingsway took them
over to Pacofi. Both the fishing and
the fertilizer business of the Company
are prospering, and plans are on foot for
a considerable extension in the spring.
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INDIAN VILLAGE.
The sad death of Mrs. Moody occured
on 12th inst. The deceased lady was
ill for two years and during that time
was attended by several doctors. Some
time ago she went to Victoria and was
under the care of Dr. Jones at St.
Josephs Hospital, where she underwent
an operation. After leaving the hospital
she felt better for a while, but in a few
months was again taken ill and lingered
for a long time until her death a few
days ago. The deceased leaves behind a
husband and daughter and two brothers,
she being also a cousin to Henry Edenshaw and a neice to Chief Chas. Edenshaw of Massett. A large number of
friends attended the funeral and a service was conducted by Rev. Dr. Spencer
in the church, who spoke a few words
concerning ' - Eternal Rest.'' After the
service the procession was led by the
Skidegate Band to the cemetery and was
the largest in recent years.
Henry Edenshaw fs 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.
J. L. BARGE
Carpenter and
General Contractor
Queen Charlotte, "i
SASHES,   DOORS,   M0UDLINGS,
GLASS,     PUTTY     Etc.,
in stock.
Funeral Director.
FOR SALE
Rubber
Goods
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
DEPT. DRUG STORE
QUEEN CHARLOTTE.
An Ideal Place  to Spend
a Vacation.
Premier
Hotel
Queen Charlotte,   -   B. C.
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Splendid Shooting and Fishing
to be had in the vicinity.
Only  the   Choicest  Brands  of
Liquors and Cigars kept.
W. J. Smith,  Prop.
White Wyandotte Cockerels, with rose
comb, and Buff Orpington Cockerels ;
all pure bred.—Apply Capt. Gillatt,
Sandspit, Moresby Island.
WRITE
The Insurance People
Fire
Life
0      Marine
Accident
Plate Glass
Employer's Liability
Contractors' and Personal Bonds
Policies Written Direct.
Mack Realty & Insurance Co.
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
WAIT!
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.
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.
For a Strictly up-to-date
Tailor Made Suit
Try SWEDER BROS.
Merchant Tailors
PRINCE RUPERT.
OUR WONDERLAND
(Continued from page 2)
Messrs. Gerard, Fraser, Daigneault
and Molitor, left last week for their
ranches up country.
Cochrane is clearing out all his men's
wear—shirts, overalls, neckties, socks
and oilskins at a sacrifice, to make room
for a new stock of dry goods and
children's shoes.
ous strata, that will be further and
better understood when development
work takes place. The first shipload of
coal mining machinery passed up Massett Inlet a few days ago, although
several parties imported drills and are
testing their ground. All of the coal
prospecting now in progress is being
done in the neighborhood of the Yakoun
river, with the exception of the drill at
work and the tunneling in the neighborhood of Queen Charlotte City. The
quantity and quality of coal can only be
determined by development work and
this is in progress in several locations.
It has always been the boast of our
cousins in the United States that we are
a "very slow nation ; " and there must
be more truth than poetry in the declaration. We have timber galore, yet
every mill whoel is silent and we import
the necessary lumber, conveying it many
hundreds of miles, to construct our
homes. The claim is made that we have
coal in abundance, yet we bring fuel
from Nanaimo; our fish wealth is spoken
of as the best in the world, still it is
sometimes hard to procure a piece of
fresh fish for one's breakfast. We are
but eighty miles from the future metropolis of the West and a steamer comes
"poking" into our harbors but once
every fortnight. We claim to have oil
fields that cover hundreds of miles, and
one drill is being worked by six men.
Some day the people will find the Queen
Charlotte Group and will wonder at
the wealth that has been permitted to
lay dormant so many years. Even the
Prince Rupert merchants are allowing
the trade of the islands to go to Vancouver through lack of direct communication; while the isolation and lack of
organization keeps even the residents
of the islands from making known to the
world the potentialities of this almost
unknown land.
We may now go to the south and call
attention to the copper, gold, silver and
other minerals that are found on the
very waterfront of the good waterways
there. Ikeda, Jedway, Lockport, Tasso,
Cumshewa and other points on Moresby
and Graham Islands, offer the mining
man an opportunity to become rich.
How many of the men who are looking
for good properties have inspected the
mines of Queen Charlotte Islands ? It
is passing strange to meet a number of
Indians and hear them state that they
have mines worth $20,000, yet this was
my experience but a few days ago. It
is left for the poor prospector to show
that his mine is all that he claims for it;
but where are the speculators who take
even chances with the miner in other
fields?
One could go on showing the potentialities of the islands, but it is almost
useless. Queen Charlotte Islands, like
Vancouver Island, will have their day;
but we will be "dead and gone,", and
others will profit by our experience. It
is always thus in a new country, and to
those who are endeavoring to bring before the world the natural advantages
of our land permit me to extend the
hand of one who, although not rich, has
never yet been attacked by that fatal
disease known as "sleeping sickness."
Skookum.
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QUEEN CHARLOTTE
ISLANDER
Is the only Newspaper of
recognised standing published
on the Islands. It is the
People's Paper and has a
circulation unequalled by any
other. To prove this the
" Islander" gets the patronage
of local business men who
advertise in it ONLY.
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LAND ACT.
Skeena Xand 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, thence 80
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.C,, 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.C., 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.C., 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
Frunk 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 yon want people to know Say it Thro the "Islander.
ft
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
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COAL NOTICES.
COAL NOTICES.
LAND ACT.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen   Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands. 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 8C 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
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 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 jpf commencement, containing 640
acres. Charles H. Allen.
Dated August 31st, 1911.
Skeena Land District—Districtof 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
petioleum on the following lands: Commencing at a post planted on extreme
South-east point of Agglomerate Island,
thence north 80 chains, thence v/est 80
chains, thence south 80 chains, thence
e ast 80 chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres.
Charles H. Allen.
Dated Sept. 1st, 1911.
. Skeena 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-
tor 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
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 eoal 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.
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 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 containingJ60acres
more or less.
Charles Harrison.
Date September 25th, 1911.
Skeena Land District-District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Charles H. Allen,
Vancouver, B.C., prospector, intends to
apply to thejChief 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.
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
All your Watch and Jewelry repairing
can be done at home.     See
Thomas A. Brown
Practical Watchmaker
at the Queen Charlotte Drug Store
CLARKE BROTHERS, Limited.
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 shipments. 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 AGT
CERTIFICATE   OF   IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE
Pink Mineral Claim, situate in the Queen
Charlotte Mining Division of Skeena 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 a? 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 tKe 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
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.
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
Ih 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.
PrinceRupert Hardware
and Supply Co.
GENERAL HARDWARE      SPORTING GOODS
MINERS' SUPPLIES.
PRINCE RUPERT,       -      -      B. C.
Hayner Br
"OS.
Furniture Dealers Prince Rupert
It 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 Rupeut
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.
—■i^—
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,   Mouldings,
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.
PRINCE RUPERTS
PIONEER WHOLESALE HOUSE
J. Piercy, Morris & Co*
Wholesale Gents' Furnishings
Oiled and Rubber Clothing
House Furnishings, Stationery, etc.
PRINCE RUPERT, B. C.
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   m ^^.r' *

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