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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. 25
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1912.
5 Cents per Cpoy
History Of Queen Charlotte Islands. Plan To Mfse
  Island Oil Companies
Haidas and Their Legends. HH
By Mr. Charles  Harrison.
Mr. J. W. Coovert to Visit Claims and
Estimate Their Value With
Merger in View.
Article XL—The Settlers' Grievances and Difficulties.
Pre-emptors of Graham Island are a
first class body of men, as fine as you
can meet in any part of the world, but
a considerable feeling of discontent is
being engendered amongst them at the
unreasonable way they have been treated
and we &incerly hope that the Government will at once do their utmost to
have these delays and apparent discrepancies remedied, so that when a
man cbtains a record for a quarter
section he may with confidence set to
work and improve his property and grow
crops. During the past two or three
years the settlers on Graham Island
have had no confidence in the records
that have been issued, and no encouragement to do their duty, as at any moment they were afraid that their records
would be recalled and cancelled for some
reason or other. I have studied these
matters carefully and have listened
seriously and attentively to all the complaints that have been and are now being made and I consider they have
sensible and authentic reasons for their
grievances. A record when once issued
should be to the settler a bona fide
assurance on the Government's part
that if he does his duty according to the
Pre-emption Act that the Government
will do theirs, and in accordance with
the Act finally give him his Crown
GranL and when the Crown Grant is
applied for he should not be compelled
to wait one year for it.
Now that the Dominion and Provincial
Governments are working in harmony
we trust that a more positive and vigorous economic policy will be pursued
with regard to these hitherto undeservedly neglected islands. We rejoice
that the Provincial Treasury is already
enjoying an income of at least half a
millon dollars from these islands and
that we are contributing in an enormously greater proportion to the expenditure
than any other settled portion of British
Columbia. Under these circumstances
we feel justified in urging most vigorously upon the Government, not the
spending of any of this income, but on
the contrary the investment of it in
reproductive works and the assistance
to settlement and the productive development of the islands' resources
which the investment of it will eventually bring. Had this policy been pursued during the past two or three years
it is well within the truth to say that
Graham Island alone would to-day have
a population of four  to  five thousand
settlers. Each week we have seen new
arrivals fruitlessly trying to locate, and
after staking and restaking, and wearisome journeys to and from the lands
office at Prince Rupert in the effort to
unravel a tangle of timber limits, coal
licenses, land purchases, reserves,
government surveyed lots, and pre-
emptor's claims, they have returned to
the country whence they came and have
given Graham Island a bad name.
There is no part of British Columbia
which is more full of promise, and in
spite of all these drawbacks these islands
are being developed rapidly. There is
a strong feeling extant that before the
next Provincial election the Queen
Charlotte Group of Islands should be
formed into a separate constituency and
be entitled to personal representation
in the Legislative Assembly.
A certain writer has lately stated that
there are a few local jealousies between
the several town and settlements on the
islands, but in view of the combined and
concentred interests of the whole of
these places, common sense must prevail and no personal element should
enter fnto the question of a candidate's
popularity or fitness for representation
in the parliament of the Province. It
is too big a territory to be represented
by any one man under the existing circumstances, and while we have every
confidence in our present member, the
time is not very far away when we
shall need to have a specific presentation
of our specific needs before the floor of
the house.
Tne next artile will be on  the  Agri
cultural Possibilities of the Queen
Charlotte Islands.
(To be continued next week.)
Capt. McCroskie Timber Inspector.
Captain  Edward McCroskie, veteran
navigator  and timberman, whose long
experience on the North Pacific coast is
utilized by the provincial Government,
has been appointed timber inspector for
Queen Charlotte and Skeena Districts.
He is at present visiting the Hazelton
section for the purpose of preparing for
the new forestry bureau a report on the
logging and tie making industries, and
is also inspecting the saw mills and looking into timber conditions generally.
Captain McCroskie states that steps
are to be taken to regulate the cutting
of wood for fuel. In the past wood
cutters have taken thousands of cords
from government and private lands
without the payment of any royalty.
From now on this will not be allowed.
Promise of Prosperity For District.
There is a very definite understanding
(says the Daily News, Prince Rupert)
amongst those interested in the Queen
Charlotte Islands oil prospects that the
whole of the promising oil claims on the
islands are to be merged into one enterprise under one dominating control provided the prospects justify the merger
and that arrangements can be made to
this end.
Mr. J. Coovert, who arrived in Prince
Rupert a few days ago, is visiting the
islands for the purpose of investigating
the claims with a view to effecting the
combination of interests later should the
result of his investigations warrant the
steps being taken.
Mr. Coovert is known to represent
some very large and powerful interests
in the world of oil well operation, and
there is no doubt that with the strides
now being taken towards the adoption
of oil instead of coal as fuel for power
production enormous extra importance
is being attached to oil enterprises everywhere. Such particular attention as is
being paid to the oil fields of Graham
Island looks well for the prosperity in
future of the district through the development of these resources should results mature as confidently anticipated.
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B. C. Mining Exchange.
The January issue of the B.C. Mining
Exchange and Engineering News, is of
particular interest to all interested in
British Columbia mining. Its leading
feature is a very comprehensive review
of the progress of the mineral industry
of this province during the past year,
written by Mr. E. Jacobs, the well
known secretary of the western branch
of the Canadian Mining Institute, in
which the operations carried forward on
the various properties in the different
districts and camps are carefully and
concisely detailed. A very feeling and
sympathetic reference is made to the
loss which mining interests have sustained in the death of Mr. John B. Hob-
son, the well known mining engineer,
and a warm tribute paid to his personality and high professional attainments.
Other interesting features are given
which go towards making this number
complete and attractive of this useful
publication.
SPRING SEEDS
Next boat will bring in
a full fresh stock of Ren-
nie's Garden Seeds. Come
early and select your spring
stock.
Also a good supply of
Onion Setts.
We have a dandy line
of shirts—Fancy and Working. These are samples
and were bought cheap.
They are being sold at
reduced prices while they
last.
BEATTIE'S
DEPT. DRUG STORE
QUEEN CHARLOTTE.
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Mr. John Murdoch is temporarily taking charge of the Sandspit school during Capt. Gillatt's absence.
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 the One ?
D. Cochrane
Groceries   Dry Goods
Hardware
Queen Charlotte QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
J. M. CAMPBELL, Publisher.
SUBSCRIPTION
In Canada, $2.00; Foreign, $3.00
per annum, in advance.
Advertising Rates
Contract Advertisements $2.00 per
inch per month.
Single insertions $1.00 per inch
per week.
Legal Notices, Government Rates.
Railway Communication.
The completion of our transcontinental
railway should be celebrated in connection with the opening up of the Panama
Canal. During the year 1915 it is the
intention of the people of California to
hold one of the most important events
in the history of the world. Millions of
dollars will be expended in drawing
people to California from all parts of
the earth. It will be the greatest advertising proposition ever known, and the
whole Pacific Coast will be benefited.
We also have the opportunity to bring
British Columbia into prominence at the
same time. With three railways crossing the continent, and the opening up of
this vast Northern country, the opportunity is afforded to have the thousands
of visitors view the possibilities in a
land that can compare with any on
earth. The terminal city of the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway will be a metropolis in three years ; there will be
towns of importance on the Queen Charlotte Islands ; our coal, oil and agricultural lands will be exploited; the
fisheries will show the illimitable resources of the surrounding waters ; at
that time our mineral resources will be
known, and it is not too soon for the
people to realize that there is something
for them to do, and the time to take
hold of the proposition is right now.
Advertising or publicity clubs should be
organized and the potentialities of the
country made known. Prince Rupert
should hold a celebration on the completion of the Grand Trunk Railway,
and it should not be on a small scale.
At that time—three years hence—there
should be twenty thousand residents in
Prince Rupert, and our islands will be
the scene of activity in many ways.
Coal, oil, fish, timber, pulp and other
products will be exported and Graham
Island will be traversed by at least one
railway. Opportunity is now knocking at
our door, will we take advantage of it ?
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Enjoyable Social.
The monthly social of the St.
Andrew's Literary Association took
place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cochrane last Wednesday night when a large
number attended. The social was under the auspices of "St. Valentine"
and to suit the occasion the dining-room
was prettily decorated with hearts of all
colors. During the evening a "mail"
was distributed which caused quite a
flutter of excitement amongst the fair
sex. Games and music also helped
towards making the evening very enjoyable and before closing coffee, sandwiches and cake were handed round.
Along with the secretary, Miss Atkins,
Mr and Mrs. Cochrane were cordially
thanked for their hospitality.
Reported Loss Of Endenshaw's Boat
And Six Men.
A report reached town a few days ago
to the effect that Henry Edenshaw's
gasoline boat "Josephine" is missing
with six men. She left Massett about
a fortnight ago with the schooner King
Edward in tow for Tihan Point, west
coast Graham Island, with machinery
and piping for the B. C. Oilfields, Ltd.
Nothing has been heard of them and
grave fears are entertained for their
safety, so much so that a Government
boat has been sent in search. Further
particulars are awaited with anxiety.
Commissioner Appointed To Solve
Land Disputes on Graham Island.
S. A. Fletcher, Government Agent at
New Westminster, has been appointed
commissioner by the Hon. W. R^ Ross
to inquire into the conflcting claims of
pre-emptors and coal license holders on
Graham Island. Mr. Fletcher will confer with the government agent at Prince
Rupert, who exercises jurisdiction over
the lands in dispute, and afterwards
cross over to the island to inspect the
areas causing all the trouble.
Both Conservative Associations on
the island, along with Mr. Charles
Harrison of Massett, have urged the
government through Mr. William Man-
son, member for the district, the importance of having some definite arrangement made in regard to the pre-emp-
tor's claims and coal licenses, as it was
retarding settlement. Mr. Harrison in
his articles in this paper on the settlers'
grievances dealt fully with the matter,
and now that the government has taken
action we trust that all disputes will be
settled to the satisfaction of all concerned.
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Doughty Jr. Visits Queen Charlotte.
Mr. Wilfred Vere Doughty, accompanied by Messrs. Rosher and Canning,
visited Queen Charlotte on Tuesday
afternoon, coming down from Skidegate
in the "Wee Jeanie." Mr. Doughty
confirmed all that has already been said
in our columns regarding their plans on
the Queen Charlottes and on Porpoise
Island, Prince Rupert. The Company
during the next two years will confine
their attention to the manufacture of
oil and fertilizer at Skidegate and Cumshewa. By the time the G. T. P. R. is
finished a fleet of trawlers will have arrived from England and their cold storage plants completed, the company will
then be in a position to ship fish to all
points. Whether there is sufficient water
to be had at Skidegate for the proposed
operations is being inquired into, and
if there is plenty available work will be
rushed. At present a squad of men are
at work erecting offices and other necessary buildings, as for the time being
the headquarter of the company will be
located there. The party left on the
"John" on Wednesday morning, which
made a special call, but are expected
back in a week or two.
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The Provincial Government made an
additional grant of $1000, making $2000
in all, for the purpose of paying off all
debts in full and otherwise putting the
hospital in good shape.
Local Questions In Legislature.
In the Provincial Legislature a few
days, Mr. Brewster (opposition) asked
the Hon. the Minister of Finance what
amount of revenue did the Government
derive from the Queen Charlotte Islands
during the fiscal year 1910-1911, and
from what source was said revenue derived and the amount from each source.
The Hon. Price Ellison replied as
follows:—
1. $245,271.41.
2. Land sales, - - -$61,556 26
Timber licenses, - - 85,400 00
Coal prospecting licenses, 90,000 00
Free miners' certificates, 944 25
Mining receipts, - - 6,364 55
Licenses, - 160 Oo
Fines, .... 57 50
Marriage licenses, - 5 00
Revenue tax, - - - 783 00
Miscellaneous receipts,   - 75
Total,    -       -    -   $245,271 41
Mr. Brewster also asked the Hon. the
Minister of Works what was the total
amount expended for all purposes on
Queen Charlotte Islands during the same
period.
The Hon. Mr. Taylor replied as follows:—$21,708,86 on public works.
Readers will note that this is from
March 1910 to March 1911, and does not
include the amount spent on last summer's work.
It is quite safe to say that the revenue
will be much larger during the present
fiscal year and from such a splendid
showing the Government could well
afford to treat the islands more liberally.
This year a sum of not less than
$75,000 should be spent on wagon roads,
trails and bridges.
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Cumshewa Mine Will Ship Soon.
We are glad to learn through the
recent visit of T. R. Davey to Cumshewa, that the Queen Charlotte Mining
and Development Co. are making good.
"Capt." states the company are pushing ahead rapidly with development
work, and will in the near future be one
of the shipping mines of the island.
The camp is alive, and the men, as well
as the work in and about the mine, show
that they mean business and reflects
credit on the management. To date the
company have spent a large sum of
money in developing the mine. A first
class road is now in course of construction from the beach to the mine, and a
wharf will be started at once so that the
ore can be placed on board ship and supplies landed without the aid of scows.
All this work -is being done by the
company without a word as to government assistance. We admire the spirit
but at the same time feel assured the
government, if approached, are only too
willing to help those who help themselves. All this push and outlay help to
build up the islands.
Early Lambing.
There should be no scarcity ofmutton
in these parts later on if the Sandspit
sheep continue to keep on increasing as
they have done lately. Messrs. Cole
and Mathers were in town Friday and
report that from 11 sheep the flock has
increased by 18 lambs. Who said sheep
need raincoats on the Queen Charlottes?
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A number of the "boys" who own
pre-emptions in the vicinity of Lawn
Hill left the city early in the week for
their claims and intend doing clearing
and other work.
A Sheriff's sale took place Thursday
when the gasoline boat "Alice" was
sold after a little competition between
J. L. Barge and George MacRae. The
latter stayed with it and when Auctioneer Reinhart's hammer fell the bid
was $161.
C. H. Handasyde Jr., Prince Rupert,
is able to supply all your wants in motor
supplies, mining machinery, farm implements, contractors' supplies, etc., at
short notice. Particulars will be found
in his advt. on this page.
Mr. A. Faulds, M.E., is at Massett
superintending operations for the
American-Canadian Coal Co., who are
about to commence drilling on their
property. After laying out the preliminary work Mr. Faulds will cross the
trail to Queen Charlotte on horseback.
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.
An Ideal Place to Spend
a Vacation.
Premier
Hotel
Queen Charlotte,   -   B. C.
Splendid Shooting and Fishing
to be had in the vicinity.
Only the  Choicest Brands of
Liquors and Cigars kept.
W. J. Smith,  Prop.
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
IT
THE
QUEEN CHARLOTTE
ISLANDER
^   Massett News Items.
/
Is the only Newspaper of
recognised standing published
on the Islands. It is the
Peoples Paper and has a
circulation unequalled by any
other. To prove this the
"Islander" gets the patronage
of local business men who
advertise in it ONLY.
Subscribe for the [slander
In Canada $2.00  Per Annum Foreign $3.00
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Material Arrives For Cannery.
The steamer Claxton arrived at Massett recently and later proceeded to
Virago Sound, where work is now proceeding on the erection of a large cannery and buildings. The Massett Indians
are engaged in clearing ground at the
new site and taking out piling for a new
wharf. The steamer Cetriana arrived
at the site with workmen and lumber.
It is expected that the cannery will be
in operation on the 1st May, in time
for the Spring salmon, which will be
caught at North Island. The Indians
will also engage in deep sea fishing for
the cold storage plant of the company,
and will fish for salmon at the rivers on
Massett Inlet.  f~
Father Hartman Made Long Trip.
Rev. Father Hartman arrived at Massett on the 6th inst., after a strenuous
trip from Queen Charlotte City. The
Priest walked the whole distance, over
one hundred miles, and looked over the
land along the East Coast. He left on
the steamer Prince John for Prince Rupert on Friday last.
Machinery And Piping For Oil Drillers.
The schooner King Edward, accompanied by the launch Josephine, is on the
way to the West Coast with machinery
and piping for the oil plant at Tiahn
Point. It is expected that operations
will be continued at once, and a large
force of men will be engaged shortly in
sinking the well, which is now down
over 800 feet.
Mr. Tingley Building Sawmill.
Mr. Tingley is engaged in the construction of a mill at Massett. He will
employ a number of men and supply the
local market.
S.S. A1ME
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 horse-
Eower single engine.    Ready in half an
our'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.
LAND ACT.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Robert Johnson of
Massett, occupation farmer, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted about 80 chains in a
Northerly direction from the North-east
corner of A. P. 8663, Massett Inlet,
Graham Island, thence west 15 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence east 5
chains, thence along the shore line to
point of commencement.
Robert Johnson.
Date Feb. 8th, 1912.
jXbarge
Carpenter and
General Contractor
Queen Charlotte.
SASHES,   DOORS,   MOUDLINGS,
GLASS,     PUTTY     Etc.,
always in stock.
skidegate hoteT
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.
THE OLD RELIABLE
"Wee Jeanie."
For CHARTER
(CAPT. HAAN)
APPLY "ISLANDER"   OFFICE
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Coal,   Metal,   Oil,  etc.
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Vancouver, B. C.
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.
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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 o'rder from us. We also carry all standard lines
of Liqnors, and CASCADE BEER.
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The Pioneer Liquor House of Northern B.C.
Mclntyre Block, Third Avenue, Prince Rupert. P.O. Box 319
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Hotel
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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
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If there is anything you want people to know Say it Thro the "Islander.
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Editor Queen Charlotte Islander.—If
the indications of oil, as shown on the
Queen Charlotte Islands, were found in
the United States, we would have fifty
oil boring plants instead of one. I heard
a man from Utah state: " I haveja plant
on a field in Utah, which is covered by
twenty-eight derricks ; but I would
sooner take my chances on the West
Coast of Graham Island than own what
I have in Utah." We are in a skeptical
age, and the people have been "bitten"
with all kinds of mining propositions ;
but they will put their money in the
ground and in the rocks, where a coal,
copper or gold indication is shown, and
take all kinds of chances. The coal
measures of the islands are being tested
in the north, south and middle of the
island, and results will show for themselves ; but the first test for oil is now
being made and should prove successful.
The owners of the plant have put over
fifteen thousand dollars in the venture,
and are sanguine of success. They deserve to win and are to be congratulated
on their courage. If there is oil on the
west coast of Graham Island there will
be such a boom as was never known in
this Province. Would it be asking too
much to have a thorough expert examine
the ground and report to the government ? Would it be asking too much
for the government to test the field
with an oil boring plant, and report on
the work as it is conducted. It is a
country that shows indications far
ahead of any other portion of the Province. If it turns out as expected,
imagine what it will mean to the country.
People are investing in prospective work
to be peformed by the companies now
formed and a report would aid thousands,
who are investing in stock and those
who are thinking of becoming shareholders. The indications are the best
ever seen; but the cost of plants and
prelimi nar y work is more than individuals
can bear. It would only be necessary
for any oil expert to visit the field to be
convinced of the future possibilities.
Every man who knows anything of oil
fields, who visited the west coast of
Graham Island, will state that oil is
beneath the surface. Hundreds of
claims have been taken up, and all are,
apparently, waiting for the results of
the first attempt to reach the oil. The
companies now formed and those applying for incorporation, will understand
that the Katalla oil fields were in the
hands of an English company for ten
years. They expended $350,000, without results, until very recently, when
Mr. G. M. Davis took charge of the
property comprising 8,160 acres. Two
of the wells are now producing 480
carrels of oil daily, and have already
shown results aggregating 22,300 barrels
of gasoline and a large quantity of coal
oil. Before next May the company expects to ship 4,000 barrels a day of the
best quality of oil, the crude oil producing 35 per cent of gasoline and 20 per
cent of coal oil, besides a large percentage of naptha and other marketable
fluid. The indications at Katalla were
no better than on Graham Island. One
of the best authorities in the world, the
late Professor Dawson, mapped out the
oil fields on the Queen Charlottes Islands
and stated   most  positively that   the
geological formation was perfect for
large beds of oil. All geologists and
experts who followed him were of the
same opinion, hence the faith a large
number of speculators have in their
holdings. The work now in progress
may mean a great deal; but there should
be further work done by those interested
in property on the island. It means a
large expenditure of capital and the
successful results, with the growing use
of crude oil for fuel, will repay any
amount of capital expended in opening
up the vast region within a few miles of
a market and where no large expenditure is required to refine and ship oil.
Skookum.
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 "
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.
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.
WRITE
The Insurance People
Fire
Life
Marine
Accident
Plate Glass
Employer's Liability
Contractors' and Personal Bonds
Policies Written Direct.
Mack Realty & Insurance o.
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.
FOR SALE
White Wyandotte Cockerels, with rose
comb, and Buff Orpington Cockerels;
all pure bred.—Apply Capt. Gillatt,
Sandspit, Moresby Island. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES. COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES. COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES. COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner,
of Vancouver, occupation prospector,
intend toapply to the Chief Commissioner
of lands for a license to prospect for
coal and petroleum over and under 640
acres of land bounded as follows: Beginning at a pest planted on South-west
corner, adjoining coal license No. 4595
on south end, thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chain?, 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 Com-
m s-sioner of Lands for a licenbe to prospect for "coal and petroleum over and
under 640 aces of land bounded as fol-
lov.s: Beginning at a post planted on
North-west comer, 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. 26tb, 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
eqa? 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
Lcense 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,
cf 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 coai 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 cha'ns, 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 poet 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 80 "chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less. Robert Graham
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
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 toapply to the chief commissioner of lands for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum over and
under 640 acres of land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on
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 Isiand—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 610 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 acr^ more
or less. Samuel Horner.
Located Nov. 24th, 1911.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District.
District of Skeena.
Take notice that I, Fred. C. Elliott,
of Victoria, B. C, occupation solicitor,
intend to apply for permission to prospect for coal and petrolenm on the following described lands: Commencing at
a post planted at the South-east Corner
of Section 36, Township 5, Graham
Island, marked F. C. E.'s S.E. Corner,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 80
chains, thence south 40 chains, thence
east 80 chains to point of commencement. Fred. C. Elliott, Locator.
John S. Taylor, agt.
Dated 27th Jan., 1912.
LAND ACT.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, J. L. Molitor, of
Queen Charlotte, B. C, occupation
rancher, intend to apply for permission
to lease the following described tide
lands: Commencing at a post marked
J. L. M.'s N. E. corner, about the centre
of T. L. No. 14312, Graham Island,
thence 10 chains west, thence 10 chains
south, thence 10 chains east, thence 10
chains north to place of commencement,
containing about 10 acres more or less.
Dated 19th Jan., 1912.
J. L. Molitor.
W. G. Reinhart
Begs to announce that his
Power Sloop "Mavis"
Is open for Charter by the Day or
Week to carry Freight and Passengers to any points on the Islands.
For terms apply at the "Islander"
Office.
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 bay 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
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.
Prince Rupert Hardware
and Supply Co.
GENERAL HARDWARE       SPORTING GOODS
MINERS' SUPPLIES.
PRINCE RUPERT,       -      -      B. C.
For a Strictly up-to-date
Tailor Made Suit
Try SWEDER BROS.
Merchant Tailors
PRINCE RUPERT.
When in Prince Rupert
See
Martin O'Reilly
For
Fine Tailored Clothing
Furnishings, etc.
Hotel Central
Peter Black, Prop.
Spacious Travelers' Sample
Room.
Steam Heated Electric Bells
Corner First Avenue and Seventh Street
PRINCE RUPERT.
Savoy Hotel
American   and   European   Plan
The only House in Prince Rupert
with hot and cold running water
in all rooms.
Rooms 50c. up.
Only the Best Brands of Liquors
and Cigars carried.
Corner Fifth and Fraser Streets, Prince Rupert
A. J. Prudhomme, Prop.
New Knox Hotel
Besner & Besner, Props.
The New Knox Hotel is run on
the European plan. First class
service. All the latest modern
improvements.
The Bar keeps only the best
brands of liquors and cigars.
The Cafe is open from 6.30 a.m.
to 8 p.m.    Excellent cusine.
Beds, 50c. and Up.
First Avenue    -    Prince Rupert
Dominion Hotel
Victoria, B.  .
American Plan $2 and Up
European Plan 75c. and Up
Otis Elevator Steam Heat
Rooms with or without bath
Long distance  phones  in rooms
Running hot and cold water
Spacious Dining Hall
Comfortable Office and Lounge
Free Busses        Central Location
Thomas Stevenson
Manager
Stephen Jones
Proprietor
The A. W. Edge
Company
Importers and Dealers in
Wallpapers,  Burlaps,  Moulding
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Glass,
Brushes, etc.
Prince Rupert, B. C.
T. R. Davey, Mining Engineer and Notary Public
J. M. Campbell
T. R. DAVEY & Co.
Real Estate and Mining
Box 63 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.
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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 UND
of Graham Island is unexcelled in northern British Columbia ?
Do you know that the climate of Graham Island is as good as that of
any part of the Pacific Coast ?
We are offering the choicest agricultural land  of  Graham  Island   for
sale in tracts of 40 acres or more, at the exceptionally low price of
$12.50 Per Acre upon very easy terms
Our booklet gives some facts and figures which will interest and convince you.    Write for it, or better yet, call personally.
MERRILL & MERRILL
710 Bower Building, 534 Granville St.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.  COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Henry Osterman,
occupation capitalist, of Walla Walla,
Wash., intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
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, 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.
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 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.
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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