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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. 26
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1912.
5 Cents per Copy
History Of Queen Charlotte Islands.
Haidas and Their Legends.
By Mr. Charles Harrison.
Article XII.-—The Agricultural Possibilities of Queen Charlotte Islands.
The next subject to demand our serious strength to take the goods the gods pro-
attention is the vast body of agricul- vide and maintain his vitality for the
tural land that is awaiting settlement better days to come.. Along the sand
on these islands. As the settlers are dunes of the north ..coast to eastward,
the backbone of any -country or com- and in extensive meadows adjacent,
munity it is important that we go fully cattle and horses range and are fat both
into the land question as far as it regards summer and winter, and only require
these islands. In the first place we hay in exceptionally snowy winters,
have no ready made farms, but we have The interior for miles is open swampy
the material out of which a thousand or land with rich soil and elevated consider-
more successful  farms can  be  made,   ably so as to allow  of easy drainage.
yNoel Humphreys, B. C. L.JS,, made an Westward the star of empire takes its
exploratory survey of the portion of sway, and Berkley's line, applied only
Graham Island lying east of the Yakoun to the colonisation of New England, is
river and Massett Inlet for the B. C. at the present time; applicable to Queen
Government in 1908^ He states that Charlotte Islands. The climate varies
"the soil every where I found to be of a between the warm airs of the coast,
rich vegetable and leafy mould, varying not very unlike that of the south of
from one to four feet in depth. Subsoil, England, and the mountain ranges where
generally a gravelly clay or clay for two the Scot may find snow and ice quite
feet or so, and underneath that again, enough to remind him of the old fash-
at the few places I was able to examine ioned winter at home. The scenery
it, a blue clay with small seams of white throughout these islands is rugged and
sand. This applies pretty well to all picturesque, abounding in mountain lake
the country within the boundaries men-  andpiver.
tioned, though as you travel northward ^^rior to August 24th, 1905, there were
the country becomes flatter and wetter, 'only fen lots on Graham Island crown
the timber smaller, and as a rule, the granted at the northern end, and about
top soil deeper, though almost every- five lots at the southern end, together
where the brush is very dense. Com- with the 30,000 acres of coal lands
pared to the lands of the Fraser valley, ! owned by the Victoria syndicate up the
this land can be very easily cleared, as Yakoun valley, and the timber leases
the trees do not appear to be very deep- held at the time by Mr. McKinnon up
ly rooted, and are seldom large, and ^Massett Inlet. Five years ago there
there is no rock and seldom any boul- Ivere only five white people on Graham
ders."/He also states that " I find the j|sland. From the time the reserve was
approximate area of good land within I lifted in the year 1905 up to the present
the Government reserve, Graham Island, jdate the population has steadily into be 335,000 acres, of which I should \creased, and to-day we have almost one
estimate that at least 75 per cent, may ^thousand white people,' and out of this
be brought under cultivation. It com- (number fully three hundred and fifty of
prises the largest area of good agricul- them are pre-emptors.. During this
tural land in one block I have seen in period half a million acres of coal lands
the  Province.     There  is   probably   a have been located, and over two hundred
. further 200,000 acres to the west of thousand acres of agricultural lands
Massett Inlet, between there and Na- haye been purchased from the Govern-
den Harbor and west of Naden Harbor ment. All the valuable timber on these
again."/1 My firm opinion is that when islands also has been staked, and now
we get our agricultural land brought held under license. The timber limits
under cultivation we shall haye in the cover in the aggregate five hundred and
Queen Charlotte Group probably about twelve thousand acres, and at the
600,000 acres of the finest farming lands present moment every part of these
that can be found in any part of the islands is being rapidly prospected and
Province. A certain writer has stated developed. JpBut of all the industries
that these islands are the best poor that can be developed the settler is the
man's country on God's green earth, maker of the country. No man can
There's no excuse for any man not be- deny that farming is one of the princi-
ing able to make a living, for if he has pal and leading industries in the whole
no other means of support the Almighty civilized world, and without the farmer
has provided a means of subsistence un- the wheels of all other industries must
til better things come along. When the stop, and when the farmer ceases to
tide is out tbe table is spread, and all a exist, commerce must also cease to be.
man has to do is to exert sufficient The country in which we live in is real
ly and truly the Last Great West, and
here for  the energetic and laborious
settler nature has provided a vast storehouse of wealth in the thousands of
acres of level agricultural lands that
are   awaiting   cultivation.     For    the
sportsman and settler alike the islands
are a veritable paradise.     The   wild
geese and ducks are to be found by the
thousand in our lakes and streams, and
they remain with us   all  the  winter
months.     There are also herds of wild
cattle from which the settler, the prospector, and the surveyor can obtain
fresh meat by the use of his rifle.     I
have no. hesitation in saying that within
a very short time this island will be rich
in farm produce,   and that this land
which now can be pre-empted and finally
crown grafted at the rate of one dollar
per acre, will be worth from to $20 to
$100 per acre in the near future.     The
whole interior of Graham Island is first
class farming land, and this has already
been admitted by competent and practical   farmers   from   Port   Hammond,
Cloverdale,   and  other  places   in   the
Fraser valley. ^ One drawback is that
several of the agricultural areas will
have to be drained.  The natural growth
is a thick-bladed grass, that does not
have   time  during   the  short  winter
months  to entirely decompose.     As a
result there is a surface layer of half
decayed   vegetation,    about   eighteen
inches in depth, and this holds the water
during the rainy season.   This apparent
drawback, however, shows the fertility
of the soil.   The necessity for drainage
cannot I think be successfully done without Government assistance, and I think it
would be an excellent thing if the Government would take up this work even
if they had to sell the land so drained at
a higher valuation to the actual settler.
Premier McBride gave us another geographical phrase when he named the
northern interior New British Columbia.
He should at the same time I think have
included the Queen Charlotte Islands in
his  description  of  this  new domain.
These islands were first circumnavigated
about three  hundred years ago by the
Greek Pilot Juan de Fuca, but is however only within the last two or three
years that they have really been discovered in the true sense of the word.
Of course  the location of the Grand
Trunk terminus has had a great deal to
do with the activity that has been displayed, as these islands are only eighty
miles in a direct line from Prince Rupert,     But what gives them additional
importance is the fact that  Graham
Island contains the largest area of agricultural land within two hundred miles
of the terminus, in fact, it is I believe
the largest area that can be found in
any one place anywhere in British Columbia.
(To be continued next week.)
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W. G. Reinhart, accompanied by
Messrs. Anderson and Golden, left in
the sloop " Mavis " for the west coast.
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.
DAM-
aged, shopworn and
unseasonable goods
reduced:
$1.00 Carborundum Instrument
Hones,       ...     .65c
.70 Mouth Organs,     - .45c
$1.75 Fancy Clock, -      -      -   $1.20
.50 Children's Sailor Hats, -    .25c
.10 Towelling, yd.       -      - 6 l-2c
.25 Dolls,    -      -      -      - .15c
.75 Double Throw Switch, - .35c
$2.00 Working Shirts,   -      - $1.25
$1.00 Working Shirts,   -      - .65c
$1.25 Overalls,       -      -      - .80c
D. Cochrane
Groceries   Dry Goods   f
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.
We are asked at times, did you see
such and such an advt. in the Vancouver
papers about Queen Charlotte Islands
coal or oil, and, of course, we have to
admit we have seen it, as well as a lot
of "hot air," boosting such propositions
which should have never appeared. We
have been told that the "Islander" is
a knocker by a certain "blowhard,"
just because it tells the truth. The
"Islander" will boost.any legitimate
proposition that is for the benefit of
the people and the islands. It is our
aim and object so to do. It is our rule
not to boom '' hot air'' coal propositions
or any other, for such booming, like the
boomerang, returns and often slays or
wounds the hand which throws it. Our
experience along this line on the islands
shows us too many looking for the
almighty dollar without doing legitimate
work for it. Take tome of the ads.
now running in the newspapers as to
coal or oil; are they truthful, or are
they merely lies, highly colored, to take
in a confiding public ? If not truthful,
should there not be a law to punish such
grafting. We think so. Are we expected to assist such indivduals in their
grafting policys ? We think not, and
will not be a party to this method of
booming the Queen Charlotte Islands.
When we see the goods we will boost
with the best—but not otherwise.
The following notice was placarded all
over town a few days ago and speaks for
itself: "$500 Reward.—A reward of
Five hundred dollars will be paid to any
person who will discover a seam of coal
of commercial value, known to exist on
the Townsite of Queen Charlotte, or of
any seam that will prove of commercial
value after being developed by the undersigned, in the following district:
From the mouth of the Honna River to
east of the Townsite or about three-
quarters of a mile from water's edge.
For further information call at News
Office, Queen Charlotte, B. C.
"D. R. YOUNG and Associates."
And the stock is going to fifty cents,
without notice!
-o-
Edenshaw And Party Safe.
We are glad to report that Henry
Edenshaw and party are safe. Owing
to a storm the boat was driven further
south than they intended going and
took shelter in one of the harbors until the storm abated. No damage or
loss of any kind occurred.
-O-
Alexander Faulds Again
Visits Graham Island
Travels Overland From Massett to Queen Charlotte and Tells of Activity Along Route.
At the St. Andrew's Literary meeting
last Wednesday night a paper was read
by Mr. T. R. Davey on "John Burns:
from Pot Boy to Cabinet Minister."
Leaving Vancouver on 5th inst., and
landing at Massett Indian village per
G. T. P. steamer on 9th inst., Mr.
A. Faulds, consulting mining engineer,
accompanied by drilling machinery and
drillers, to bore on the property of the
American-Canadian Coal Co., Ltd.
After locating several borehols, Mr.
Faulds left Massett on 13th inst., coming overland on foot via Tow Hill, Cape
Fife, Tl-ell, Lawn Hill to Skidegate
Indian village, arriving there on the
20th inst, after a very hard trip. The
weather was ideal, with occasional
showers and no snow.
Considerable activity in drilling, etc.,
on several of the coal properties, and
constructing roads thereto, for getting
in drills, besides numerous ranchers
clearing their respective areas and erecting their homes is quite apparent, giving
a much healthier and industrial aspect
to the whole district.
The Government deserve great credit
indeed for the encouragement they are
giving to the presnnt settlers and also
to the new settlers going in, having
completed several sections of the main
wagon or trunk road up the east coast,
and which can be easily completed this
year. With Mr. Fletcher, Government
agent of New Westminster, visiting the
Island and straightening out the land
disputes, giving the various settlers
their proper rights and with the advent
of these proposed roads in due course,
the agricultural pursuits would receive
a considerable impetus, whereby the
Prince Rupert markets at the terminus
of the G. T. P. transcontenintal railway
would be supplied with all the necessary
garden and dairy products. These respective completed sections of trunk
wagon roads adjoining the various
settlers holdings here and there undoubtedly helped the settlers out financially and also for transportation. Good
and adequate bridges are completed
across Cape Ball River, Gold Creek and
Tl-ell River. There are also branch
roads along the route of the Cape Fife
trail from Tow Hill about six miles, and
also south from Tow Hill for about five
miles, and thence south-east past
Spence's Lake coming out on the east
coast about 1 mile south of Blue Danube
Creek. Also another wagon road about
10 miles west from N.W. corner of Lot
113 to Woden River. The latter road
has been cruised by Mr. J. White.
These roads would be a great boon to
the present and increasing settlers for
opening up the country for many years
to come.
Mr. JFaulds, who is consulting engineer
for the British Pacific Coal Company,
Limited, is visiting their property where
they have been operating since last
June in driving a tunnel in the base of
the lower shales, being the zone of the
coal productive measures, with indications of encouraging results, having already passed through a coal seam six
feet thick and may strike some good
coal seams at any moment.
Mr. Faulds went south on the Beatrice
to-day (Saturday).
Fire In Lawn Hill Hotel.
On the evening of Monday, 19th inst.,
a fire occurred in the hotel—which might
have resulted disastrously—was caused
by a weary traveller who put up there
for the night. The traveller, after enjoying a cigar, put the stub therefrom
into a wooden cuspidoor, which appeared
to contain sand, but what happened to
be sawdust. Before Mr. Scharffe and
the traveller retired for the night they
looked all around the heater and in not
discovering the seat of the fire the hotel-
keeper concluded that the smell of burning was produced from a blow-down the
stove-pipes,   caused  by  the   excessive
stormy and windy night. The traveller
at 3 a.m. following day still smelled
wood burning, when the hotel keeper at
7 a.m. discovered that the wooden cuspidoor with sawdust therein had been entirely consumed and a space of two
square feet of the flooring and two joists,
as well as the traveller's boots had also
been consumed. Fortunately the high
wind did not get fanning the flames,
thereby saving the whole^building from
total destruction and very probably the
lives of those residing in the hotel for
the night.
It Was Only $5,000.
We are in receipt of a letter from
Mr. Gillingham, road superintendent,
in which he states that the amount
spent on road and trails on Moresby
Island last summer was $5,000, and not
$50,000 as reported in a Prince Rupert
newspaper.
-O-
William Sandison, of Skidegate, and
John S. Taylor, of Queen Charlotte, are
made commissioners for taking affidavits
under the provincial elections act.
Capt. Gillatt, of Sandspit, returned on
the "Beatrice" from a visit to Prince
Rupert.
The s. s. "Aime" made a trip on
Friday to Miller Creek.with supplies
for the ranchers.
Bandmaster Solomon was entertained
at the Indian village on Thursday night
by the B. O. C. to a farewell social and
dance. Complimentary speeches were
made by several of those present testifying to Mr. Solomon's abilities and of
the good feeling that existed between
the band boys and bandmaster. A number went up to the village in Walter
Dass's "flyer" for the occasion.
-o-
TOW HILL NOTES.
Father Hartman spent a night at Tow
Hill recently after cruising the country
to  the southward, looking for homes
for one hundred families.
Mexican Tom had a narrow escape the
other day whilst passing along beneath
the White Cliffs with a load and four
horses. He was overtaken by the rising tide and had to abandon his load
and run for it with his horses.
Five new settlers located at Tow Hill
last week and there is room for plenty
more.
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
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.
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.
"S.S.AMT
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.
jXbarge
Carpenter and
General Contractor
Queen Charlotte.
LASHES,   DOORS,   MOUDLINGS,
GLASS,     PUTTY     Etc.,
always in stock.
Funeral Director.
Contractors' And Mining Machinery Supplies
Building Materials MARINE MOTORS Concrete Machinerv
Steel     Rails GASOLINE ENGINES ^   ,       j   ?T
Agricultural Implements CANADIAN RAND ™elsa anf Axles
Teaming and Dump Wagons CO.'S PRODUCTS Dairy Supplies
C. H. HANDASYDEJr., Prince Rupert, B.C
P.O. BOX 436
OFFICE THIRD AVE. QUEEN CHARLdTTE ISLANDER
Too Hot?
Drink Blue Ribbon Beer
Too Gold?
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
Largest Stock in Northern B. C.
Moving Pictures.
The audience is seated and the orchestra finished a rag-time composition,
which is neither instrumental or instructive. Qui; go the lights, and the first
picture is thrown on the screen. A
group of verdant islands appear, covered
with virgin forest, both inviting and beyond description. Skirting the shores,
a lonely Indian appears in his dug-out
canoe, the la3t of a noble race, whose
land will one day resound with the hum
of the sawmill and the laughter of
happy children. On the film goes, and
the lonely cabin of the settler appears.
With his pipe in his mouth, sitting in
front of his log building, he is comtem-
plating on the day when the pre-emption
will be cleared, and from the soil will
spring forth food, not alone for his own
use; but enough to market and feed
hundreds of others. Alone he sits, away
from the scenes of childhood and in the
depth of the forest; but content is
marked on his features and the struggle
he is engaging in has no terrors. The
film moves and shows the words: "Five
years after." Following is a picture of
the same locality; but how changed? A
farmer with his wife and family are
working in the fields; horses and cattle
are roaming round the open land; trees
show in the background, and the log
cabin is now the kitchen of a fine residence. The labor and frugality of one
man has accomplished this, and the
world is better such a man lived. On
and on the films move and a large city
is shown. Countless thousands are
passing through the streets, some in
their automobiles, dressed in finery of
all descriptions, others walking aimlessly in tattered garments and with a look
of misery and want on their features.
Skyscrapers and gilded domes appear,
showing wealth and progress. The
spires of churches pierce the sky, casting their shadows on the tenement
houses and alleys filled with misery and
hungry looking children playing in the
mud and filth of the back streets. A
six storey sweat shop is then shown,
with a fire raging inside, while numerous beings are casting their bodies to
the stone pavements below, crushed and
almost unrecognizable. On we move,
to a riot in the streets, with the police
clubbing the striking men and women
and the stones from the streets being
cast at the heads of the men who are,
apparently, preserving the law. Next
comes a review of the combined fleets
of the world, with hundreds and thous
ands of men, on the yard-arms of the
vessels, saluting and cheering the reviewing potentates. Truly a change
has been wrought, when we view all the
scenes and retire from the "moving
picture show." In that short hour the
great lesson of life has been expounded
and we forget our loneliness, thanking
the Wise Provider for the many blessings bestowed on those who are pioneering, under many disadvantages, in this
great and last land. The city life may
have its allurements; but where is the
freedom, the happiness, that follows the
life of the poorest resident of the land
of our adoption ? Where the rich become wealthier; where the poor become
poorer; where the misfortune of the one
is the opportunity of the other—is there
any comparison between the contentment of the owner of a piece of God's
green earth and those who are struggling
and grinding down their fellows ki the
busy marts of the world ? Lonely as
the life no doubt is on the Queen Charlotte Islands, there is the consolation
that none of the drawbacks met in the
cities, could replace the freedom and
health apparent in the home of the
settler. It is one of the attributes of
our people to overcome difficulties without complaining. The potentialities of
our islands are now coming to the front,
and we are assured that the future will
bring many conveniences that are now
lacking. Perseverance, and the indomitable will of the Britisher, conquers
over all obstacles. There are many who
would gladly exchange with the latest
and poorest of our pre-emptors. The
land must always be considered the
source of wealth, and back to it the
people are going, leaving the city life
for the benefits to be derived form the
independence that only a tiller of the
soil is aware of. With the opening up
of railway communication, the isolation
will be overcome, and thousands will
learn of this country, when we may expect a large influx of home seekers.
With the opening up of spring, let one
and all make an effort to work for a
competence, and there will dawn a day
when we will look back on the difficulties
once encountered as spurs to further
advancement.
FOR SALE
White Wyandotte Cockerels, with rose
comb, and Buff Orpington Cockerels ;
all pure bred.—Apply Capt. Gillatt,
Sandspit, Moresby Island.
Subscribe for the " Islander." It has
a bigger circulation on the Islands already than any other paper.
If there is anything you want people to know Say it Thro the "Islander.
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Old Banff Whisky
Guaranteed  12, 10, 7 or 5 Years Old by
THE DISTILLERS
JAMES SIMPSON & SONS, LTD.
ESTABLISHED 1823
VICTORIA OFFICE
535 YATES STREET
PHONE 288
N. B.—This is the finest Whisky, age for age, in Canada. If you don't
believe it taste it or test it, submit it to any good judge of Scotch or to any
known test or analysis of Whisky. It is cheaper than many and better than
most.   Ask your dealer for it, and call for it in your Hotel. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
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THE
QUEEN CHARLOTTE
ISLANDER
Is the olny 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 Islander
In Canada $2.00 Per Amum Foreign $3.00
J
A. Faulds, M. I. M. E.
Consulting Mining Engineer
Examinations and  development on
Coal,   Metal,   Oil,  etc.
709 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, B. C.
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 Insurnce 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.
Henry Edenshaw's Power Sloop
"Josephine"
Union Engine IS H.P.
Is open for Charter by the Day or Week
for the carrying of Freight to any point
on the Queen Charlotte Islands.
The '' Josephine'' is the largest power
boat on the Queen Charlottes and makes
regular trips to the West Coast.
For further particulars and information apply to
Henry Edenshaw, Massett.
LAND ACT.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Robert Johnson of
Massett, occupation farmer, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted about 80 chains in a
Northerly direction from the North-east
corner of A. P. 8663, Massett Inlet,
Graham Island, thence west 15 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence east 5
chains, thence along the shore line to
point of commencement.
Robert Johnson
Date Feb. 8th, 1912.
, COAL NOTICES.
Take notice that thirty days from date,
I, W. Wilson Irwin, of Vancouver, B.C.,
broker, intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under 640 acres of land on Graham Island
described as follows: Commencing at a
post planted three-quarters of a mile
north of the North-west corner of Lot
60, thence east 80 chains, thence north
eighty chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence south 80 chains to place of comment. W. Wilson Irwin, Locator
Per Alexander Faulds, Agent
Dated this 19th day of February, 1912.
Take notice that thirty days from date,
I, W. Wilson Irwin, of Vancouver, B.C.,
broker, intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on and
under 640 acres of land on Graham Island
described as follows: Commencing at a
post planted one and three-quarter
miles north of the North-west corner of
Lot 60, thence east 80 chains, thence
north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence south 80 chains to place of commencement. W. Wilson Irwin, Locator
Per Alexander Faulds, Agent
Dated this 19th day of February, 1912.
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.
THE OLD RELIABLE
"Wee Jeanie."
For CHARTER
(CAPT. HAAN)
APPLY "ISLANDER"   OFFICE
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
COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES. COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES. COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES. COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner,
of Vancouver, occupation prospector,
intend toapply to the Chief Commissioner
of lands for a license to prospect for
coal and petroleum over and under 640
acres of land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on South-west
corner, adjoining coal license No. 4595
on south end, thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence west 80
chains, thence south 80 chains to point
of commencement, containing G40 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 SO 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, 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 pr.ps-
\ ector, intend to apply to the Chief Corn-
m s-ioner uf Lands for.a license to pro-
sptct 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
I 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
coai 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
I.cense 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,
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 Districf
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 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 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, the*ce 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 6'") acres
of land bounded as follows: BeQ.nning
at a post planted on North-east corner,
about one mile west of coal license No.
4454, thence west 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less. Samuel Horner.
Located Nov. 24th, 1911.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District.
*   District of Skeena.
Take notice that I, Fred. C. Elliott,
of Victoria, B. C, occupation solicitor,
intend to apply for permission to prospect for coal and petrolenm on the following described lands: Commencing at
a post planted at the South-east Corner
of Section 36, Township 5, Graham
Island, marked F. C. E.'s S.E. Corner,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 80
chains, thence south 40 chains, thence
east 80 chains to point of commencement. Fred. C. Elliott, Locator.
John S. Taylor, agt.
Dated 27th Jan., 1912.
■
LAND ACT.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, J. L. Molitor, of
Queen Charlotte, B.C., occupation
rancher, intend to apply for permission
to lease the following described tide •
lands: Commencing at a post marked
J. L. M.'s N.E. corner, about the centre
of T. L. No. 14312, Graham Island,
thence 10 chains west, thence 10 chains
south, thence 10 chains east, thence 10
chains north to place of commencement,
containing about 10 acres more or less.
Dated 19th Jan., 1912.
J. L. Molitor.
W. G. Reinhart
Begs to announce that his
Power Sloop "Mavis"
Is open for Charter by the Day or
Week to carry Freight and Passengers to any points on the Islands.
For terms apply at the "Islander"
Office.
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 Rupeet, 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 PANT0RIUM
Sixth Street, between 3rd Ave. and Fraser
Pioneer Cleaners
Reliable work in Cleaning, Pressing and
Repairing.    French Dry Cleaning
a Specialty.
FrizzelFs 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.
PRINCL 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.
Iff :F£UfBi
77 R. Davey, Mining Engineer and Notary Public
J. M. Campbell
T. R. DAVEY & Co.
Real Estate and Mining
Box 63 Qeuen Charlotte, B. C.
Write us for Farming Lands, Coal, Petroleum
and Mining Properties.
One of the best Water Front Lots on Queen Charlotte
Townsite for Sale.    Price Easy for Cash.
RANCHES FOR SALE.
Graham Island
on account of the immense wealth of its natural resources, is fast coming
into prominence in the eyes of investors in British Columbia. Do you
know that the
FARM LAND
of Graham Island is unexcelled in northern British Columbia ?
Do you know that the climate of Graham Island is as good as that of
any part of the Pacific Coast ?
We are offering the choicest agricultural land of Graham Island for
sale in tracts of 40 acres or more, at the exceptionally low price of
$12.50 Per Acre upon very easy terms
Our booklet gives some facts and figures which will interest and convince you.    Write for it, or better yet, call personally.
MERRILL & MERRILL
710 Bower Building, 534 Granville St.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.  COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Henry Osterman,
occupation capitalist, of Walla Walla,
Wash., intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
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, thenee 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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