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arlotte Islander
A Weekly Newspaper Published in the interests of the Settlers, and to promote the development of the Queen Charlotte Islands.
VOL. 1, No. 16.
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1911.
5 Cents per Copy.
History Of Queen Charlotte Islands.
Haidas and Their Legends.
By Mr. Charles Harrison.
Chapter III.
The Mineral Wealth of Queen Charlotte Islands—Copper.
B. C. YEAR BOOK.
Valuable  Work  Containing   Useful   Information
About The Province.
The first lode of copper of any consequence that was discovered came under public notice in 1860. That year
the Queen Charlotte Mining Company
was formed in Victoria with a capital
of £10,000. When we remember that
there were no capitalists in the city at
that time the result may be deemed not
discouraging. A professional copper-
mining engineer, sent out from England
by a wealthy English company to explore for minerals, inspected the property of the Queen Charlotte Mining
Company and drew up an elaborate report, from which it appears that he
found the following favourable indications in those parts of the company's
land immediately accessible.
No. 1. A vein of copper clearly
traceable for 700 to 800 yards along the
shore of Burnaby Island, from the east
point beyond the house, along the S. S.
E. shore, towards the house.
No. 2. A cross copper vein, from
where No. 1 is lost, under the sea, running N. E. and S. W. across the promontory towards Blue Jay Harbor.
No. 3. A very strong quartz vein on
the north side of Blue Jay Harbor;
clearly visible.
No. 4. A small horizontal vein, to
eastward of No. 3; iron and copper, and
mixed with quartz.
No. 5. A clear and well defined outcrop of a copper vein on Skincuttle
Island, running N. N. E. and S. S. W.,
but cut off by a dyke.
No. 6. A twisted and mixed outcrop
of a copper vein, on opposite or N. E.
side of Skincuttle Island.
No. 7. A large quartz vein on George
Island.
No. 8. A large quartz vein at N. E.
end of George Island, seen from canoe,
but not visited.
No. 9. A quartz vein at west end of
Jeffray Island, which crosses the island
and meets No. 10.
No. 10. A copper vein rich in green
carbonates, runnings. S. W. and N.N.E.
No. 11. A vein of copper and iron, on
mainland, at the entrance to Harriet
Harbor, on south side of Sockalee Harbor.
Quantities of these ores were shipped
to England and to the eastern States of
America, and a strong and wealthy
company was formed, and a Mr. Poole
of England became their manager and
representative. He was known by the
grand title of " King George Tyhee
Poole."     He returned to England and
wrote a book concerning the islands
generally. If all his stories are as true
as when he represented himself as being alone and unarmed in the presence
of a dozen savages, dancing around him
with drawn knives and thirsting for his
blood, they are unworthy of belief. He
states that these are mere trifles to the
chances a gentleman has to run when
he stoops to associate with those beneath
him. After two years stay at the
copper mine he evidently thought it best
to return to the old country. When
there as an excuse for not continuing
his work on the island, he stated that
the savages were too numerous for him
and his party, and that he alone by his
sole intervention and a brace of revolvers saved his whole party from being
massacred by the Haidas. I cannot refrain at this point from giving in his
own words an account of one of his warlike deeds. On his way down the coast
to Victoria by canoe he saw what he
thought to be a bear in the brush. He
got out of his canoe to kill it, but as he
approached instead of being a bear or
a deer, a black object with a brace of
fiery eye-balls lay crouching behind the
clump taking deliberate aim at him with
a musket. He says : "I gave a yell
thinking to call my companions to the
rescue; but it was too late. Having
themselves observed other Indians stealing down in my direction, they had already rushed to their canoes, and were
leaving me to be murdered. The strange
savages perceiving this made a rapid
rush. How I ever escaped the bullets
from the dozen musket shots simultaneously fired at me has always seemed to
me a marvel, but I ran like lightening
to the beach. On came my enemies,
now certain of an easy capture, for by
this time my friends had hauled off out
of gun range and sat poising their
paddles and coolly looking to see the end.
Suddenly a bright thought occurred to
me and I as quickly decided to act upon
it. Knowing the superstitous nature of
these Indians, I told them in their own
language that I possessed the power to
destroy all black men opposed to me,
and that I could command the very
author of their existence, the black
crow. This announcement rather staggered the savages,-but the petty chief
who headed them said they would not
kill me but capture me. With that intent they commenced advancing in a
half circle as cautiously as cats. I
grasped a six-barrelled revolver in my
We are in receipt of a copy of the
British Columbia Year Book (Coronation Edition) by R. E. Gosnell, and published by the Provincial Government.
It is a handsomely gotten up book and
a credit to those who had charge of the
work. It contains a lot of interesting
reading regarding the early history of
the province down to the present day,
and there is also other useful information about the many rich rich resources
to be found in the different sections of
the province. In fact anything one
wants to know about B. C. can be found
by a perusal of its pages. There are
many fine pictures, also photographs of
the prominent men who are at the head
of affairs at Victoria, and of members
of the legislature.
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The tug Aime returned yesterday
from Selwyn Inlet, where she took a
number of men who crossed the trail for
Tassoo to work for the Queen Charlotte
Fishing Co.
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right hand and a long Spanish knife in
my left, my Enfield rifle being hung
over my shoulder. When they were
within a dozen yards of me I again
urged them to retire at the peril of their
lives. They replied that what they
wanted was simply a wau-wau. I was
not to be taken by duplicity, however.
Seeing this, one party raised his musket
and would have fired if I had not been
too quick for him. With a deep groan
he dropped to the earth. In an instant
the whole pack were upon me, and
another of the hounds having emptied
his barrel without effect, I made him
spring at least three feet into the air
before sending him to the happy hunting
grounds. I discharged the revolver once
more, but alas, it burst! Therefore,
thrusting that trusty old friend into my
belt, I defended myself as best I could
with the long knife, until beginning to
feel faint, I dived into the sea and swam
to our canoe, into which I was dragged
in a very exhausted condition." Next
time that death looked him in the face,
it was an ignoble death, and nobody
would have been left to tell the tale.
This was too much! "King George
Tyhee Poole " records that on the approach of the tidal wave, we "lifteaour
noble canoe clean out of the water and
so escaped!" He here transcends himself, and presently the curtain falls with
the earnest hope that he has not labored
in vain in behalf of the Queen Charlotte
Islands.
Very little was known and very little
prospecting was done in regard to the
mineral resources of these islands prior
to 1858, and what was then known was
principally through the Haidas and the
(Continued on page 3)
F. C. Greene, Engineer for Graham
Island Syndicate Goes South.
Mr. F. C. Greene, engineer for the
Graham Island Timber and Coal Company, was a visitor in town on Saturday for a few hours, having arrived by
the Prince John from Massett. Mr.
Greene called at the "Islander" office
and when asked as to the progress of
the work under his charge at the head
of Massett Inlet, stated that all the
heavy machinery and equipment (75
tons) were now being (conveyed inland.
So far they were in a distance of eight
miles from the beach, but have ten
more to go before they reach the place
where drilling is to be commenced. The
road has to be cut out as they go along
and numerous difficulties have been encountered, but all overcome. It is expected that the drill will be at work
about the New Year. Twenty-five men
are employed clearing a road and packing. Mr. Greene is on his way south on
business.
Hazardous Trip.
Messrs. Ed. Stevens and Geo. Sharp
returned from a trip to Massett on
Friday. Owing to storms and the bad
shape of the trails, their journey, both
going and returning, was hazardous.
At some parts of the trail the water
was so deep that it almost reached their
shoulders. They would advise no one to
attempt the trip during the winter
months.
Settler Found Dead At Nadu.
Mr. Bush, a settler at the Nadu river,
on Massett Inlet, was found dead last
Friday week a few yards from his
cabin. He evidently died from heart
trouble, and when found had a pack on
his back. The body was frozen and
evidently had lain for some time. Deceased came from London, Eng., and
is supposed to have been in the army at
one time, as medals and papers were
found among his effects.
Good Reports From The Oilfields
On West Coast.
D. A. Slater, engineer in charge of
the B. C. Oilfields drilling plant at work
at Tihan Point, on the west coast of
Graham Island, passed through on the
Prince John on Saturday on his way
south on important business. Mr. Slater
spoke very encouragingly as to the progress of the work at that-point and has
not the least doubt regarding the ultimate success of the company. Natural
gas has been struck and other indication, said M. Slater, go to prove that
the oil is there. Work will be continued
all winter. Mr. Slater will go east for
additional machinery before coming
north again.
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QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
J. M. CAMPBELL, Publisher.
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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.
The Australian System.
If there is a section of British Columbia which should receive consideration
from the government, it is the group of
islands known as Queen Charlotte. There
are thousands upon thousands of acres
of land on which settlers might find
homes, if assisted for the first three
years, until the transcontinental railway reaches Prince Rupert. The
climate is as good, if not better, than
in any other portion of the Province;
the land will grow crops that will bring
good returns ; but the clearing and
and building is a drawback that cannot
be overcome by the poor man with a
family. Along the hundreds of miles of
waterways the trees grow almost to the
shores, and the cost of clearing would
average say two hundred dollars per
acre. The building of a frame log house
would mean an expenditure of say five
hundred dollars. The cost of clearing
ten acres and of building would be about
one thousand dollars, and this sum might
be advanced to the settler by the government at a specified rate of interest,
returnable at the end of five years. The
land and house would be security for the
repayment of the loan.
It is understood that the Queen Charlotte group of islands bring to the Provincial treasury one million dollars
annually. The wild land tax, licenses
and all other means of raising revenue
have been far in excess of the amounts
expended. There is little doubt that
fewer roads will be required on the
islands than in any other section of the
Province. The open waterways cutting
into Graham and the other islands afford
a speedy and safe means of conveying
passengers and freight. In a few years
the coal, oil and other natural resources
will cause private parties to build railways, thereby opening up the interior
of the islands. At present it is not
possible for settlers to take up land
many miles from the water. The whole
of the west side of Massett Inlet, and
the country west of Virago Sound is un-
inhabitated. People will not live where
there are no schools or where they will
not have neighbors. Here and there, on
some parts of the islands, lonely White
men have their pre-emptions and their
small cabins; but the women and
children cannot live ten, twenty and
thirty miles from a settlement while
the bread-winner is cutting out a home.
Assisting the immigrant would mean
that a number of persons would form
colonies, and the rush for the now unoccupied land mean such an increase in
population that the now almost worthless places would be the homes of happy
and prosperous families. The Queen
Charlotte   group  is   now  alone  in its
isolation. No other portion of British
Columbia is in the same condition and
there should be no objection on the part
of residents of other sections to the introduction of the Australian system on
these islands. There are natural resources in plenty ; but the farmer and
gardener is usually a poor man and he
makes his living from the soil. The
present pre-emptors are given road
work, to assist them, at the very time
they should be clearing and placing then-
crops. It is their desire to make something of the land they pre-empt; but
how is this possible ? Assisting them
would mean an increase in the wealth
of the country, without the government
risking anything. The land and improvements would at all times be valuable and where we now have the isolated
cabins, the production of food would
increase the prosperity of both the individual and the communities that would
quickly grow up along the most natural
waterways in the world.
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Isolation.
Editor Islander,—They say that " the
proof of a pudding is in eating it." We
have our nose right in the jam now and
mercy knows whether we will be able
to finish the "pudding" or not. Some
people remarked a few years ago that
'' cattle could roam all winter on these
beautiful islands.'' They certainly can;
but it is advisable to have a '' little
hay," just to keep up their stamina, or
whatever you call strength and symetri-
cal lines. The recent cold weather, and
the snow covering everything but our
sins, brought with it the question of
feeding "cattle." If we had a telephone to Dead Tree Point or a wireless
means of communication with the outer
world, we could order '' feed'' for the
'' cattle.'' Every fourteen days we get
the chance to send out a message for
feed for cattle; then we wait another
fourteen days in order to receive it.
What will some of the poor animals do
in the meantime ? This is not a hay
country and the winter is on us. We
could have feed here on the next steamer
if we had a means of communicating
with the feed stores outside. There are
a thousand and one reasons for a quick
means of communication between the
north end of Graham Island and the
outer world. The cost would be small
and the results would repay whoever
introduces the telephone or telegraph.
People may say that Massett is asking
for too much ; but the large population,
which is increasing rapidly, might as
well have conveniences now as to wait
until something happens. It is proverbial of the people, especially of the
mother country, that we do not "rush"
like the citizens of the United States;
but they have built up a population of
ninety millions while we have but seven
millions. In law, order, and many
things we are far and away ahead of
them ; but every little town and hamlet in the United States is in communication with the business centres. It
means trade and the keeping of that
trade near home is one of their means
of building up communities. Imagine a
man compelled to take a steamer to
Skidegate; then to walk over a trail
fifty miles; then to borrow a launch and
travel another thirty miles to tell the
friends of another man that he had died
in Prince Rupert. Imagine also hundreds of people who are eighty miles
from the future metropolis of the North,
and they do not know what transpires
until a fortnightly steamer calls at the
tJBfns. If this is not isolation, let someone give it a name. We congratulate
your city on having a two steamer service, wireless communication and the
telephone. We don't envy you; but
would like to have the "pudding" of
ours with a few more of "plums " in it,
and a way to say '' hello'' to our Queen
Charlotte City neighbors.
Skookum.
Literary Association Social.
The first social in connection with the
St. Andrew's Literary Association took
place last Wednesday night at Mr. and
Mrs. Barge's new residence and was a
great success. A large gathering of
members and friends attended and as
the host and hostess had just "moved
in," they were delighted to see so many
present. President Archibald spoke a
few words of welcome and urged those
who were not members of the association to become so. Thereafter an enjoyable time was spent, in which games,
songs, recitations and instrumental
music made the hours pass so quickly
that all were sorry when time was called.
Those who contributed to the program
were Miss Atkins (recitation), Fosey
Fraser and Charlotte Young (duet),
Dorothy Barge (recitation), Mary Archibald (recitation), and Messrs. Green-
street and Reinhart (songs and instrumental music). Mr. J. Murdoch played
the accompaniments in his usual finished
mannejr. Coffee, sandwiches and cake
were handed round, and at the close
Mr. N. McGillvray proposed a vote of
thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Barge for their
hospitality, and the company afterwards
joined hands and sang " Auld Lang
Syne."
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Henry Edenshaw's Power Sloop
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, M     ti.
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Carpenter and
General Contractor
Queen Charlotte.
SASHES,   DOORS,   M0U0LINGS,
GLASS,     PUTTY     Etc.,
always in stock.
FOR SALE"
White Wyandotte Cockerels, with rose
comb, and Buff Orpington Cockerels ;
all pure bred.—Apply Capt. Gillatt,
Sandspit, Moresby Island.
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Just placed in stock the
most complete stock of
Rubbers and Rubbers
Boots in the country, all
fresh from the factory.
Don't forget us when
you want
Fall Caps
Rubber Coats
Mackinaws
and
Stanfield's Underwear
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QUEEN CHARLOTTE.
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An  Ideal Place  to Spend
a Vacation.
remier
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.
WRITE
The Insurance People
Fire
Life
Marine
Accident
Plate Glass
Employer's Liability
Contractors' and Personal Bonds
Policies Written Direct.
Mack Realty & Iassirance o.
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
HAIDAS AND THEIR LEGENDS
(Continued from page 1.)
officials of the Hudson Bay Company.
Therefor after the Queen Charlotte
Islands Mining Company had abandoned
their property in the year 1863 down to
the year 1889 very little prospecting was
done on these islands. In the year 1889
Mr. Heino located the Skincuttle Mineral Claim, and sunk a 6 by 6 foot shaft
15 feet deep during the following year.
He also located the Golden Gate mineral
claim. When it became known that
Mr. Heino had located good copper properties, in the year 1901 Messrs. Hen-
drickson, Grant, Harper, and Raper
came to prospect, and each found good
and satisfactory locations. From that
date down to the present time very valuable mines have been located at Lock-
port, Cumshewa Inlet, Jedway, Ikeda
Bay, Skidegate, Tassoo Harboo, Houston
Inlet, Collison Bay, and without any
doubt Moresby Island and the islands
adjoining are practically a treasure
vault of precious metals, which when
developed will be of enormous advantage to the whole of Canada. In regard
to the copper deposits to be found on
Moresby Island, I cannot do better than
quote an article that appeared in the
Victoria Times, Nov. 4th, 1910 : I am
thoroughly convinced that Moresby
Island is practically a reservoir of low-
grade copper ore, said Mr. Fowler upon
his return from a visit to the Queen
Charlotte Islands for the purpose of reporting upon a group of copper claims.
The many claims I examined showed
quantities of copper ore, chiefly of a low
grade, though in some instances there
are deposits of bornite, or peacock copper ore of a much higher value. These
latter bodies of ore, however, are of
relatively little importance compared
with the main deposits of pyritic copper
ore. I think that the value of the Queen
Charlotte Islands copper deposits will in
the future be developed, but at the
present it appears likely this result must
ultimately be achieved by the reduction
of the ores on the spot by means of the
coking coal on Graham Island. Graham
Island is the largest of the group and
also the most northerly and contains
extensive coal deposits which are at
present attracting the attention of
capitalists and will probably be developed
very soon. Physically, Moresby Island
is an intricate mass of high and precipitous mountains. I am very well pleased
with the result of my visit and consider
that the development of the copper deposits of Moresby Island will be of an
enormous advantage to the province of
British Columbia.
Black Sand Deposits.
The hydraulic placer leases owned by
the Sandhurst Mines Company formed
by Arthur Pearson and C. Garde, are
located on the east coast between Rose
Spit and Cape Fife. The company control 23 leases, and recently they purchased special machinery in California,
made to the order of their engineer, C.
Garde, Esq. By the use of this special
machinery they will be able to save the
minutest particle of gold to be found in
the black sand. The company have now
their machinery on the docks at Prince
Rupert, and are only waiting a favorable
opportunity of shipping it to their property. We expect that within three
months the machinery will  be on  the
WAIT!
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Dry Goods
and
Children's Shoes
Until you see the
New Stock
full Assortment
Prices as low as you
can get anywhere
Note.   All Men's wear being cleared
out to make room for these.
D. Cochrane
Groceries   Dry Goods
Hardware
Queen Charlotte
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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.
j For a Strictly up-to-date
Tailor Made Suit
Try SWEDER BROS.
Merchant Tailors "
PRINCE RUPERT.
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.
ground and look for good results. Concentrated samples have run from 10 to
18 dollars in gold, and 46 per cent iron to
to the ton, but the general averages
range from 25 cents upwards. This will
give big pay however, and the machinery
about to be installed will handle the sand
at about 15 cents.
(To be continued next week.)
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THE
QUEEN CHARLOTTE
ISLANDER
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 Islander
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LAND ACT.
Skeena jLand District—District  of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that James Harrison, of
Victoria, occupation clerk, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted at the North-west
corner of Lot 1903, marked J. H.'s
South-west cor., thence 80 chains north,
thence 80 chains east, thence 80 chains
south, thence 80 chains west to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less. J. Harrison
Date Oct. 7th, 1911.   W. H. Sochon, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that William H. Watson,
of Victoria, occupation clerk, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted at the North-east cor.
of Lot 1902, marked W. H. W.'s Southeast cor., thence80 chains north, thence
80 chains west, thence 80 chains south,
thence 80 chains east to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less. William H. Watson
Date Oct. 7th, 1911    W. H. Sochon, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that Joseph Fulton, of
Victoria, occupation engineer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted at the North-east cor.
of Lot 1903, marked J. F. South-west
corner, thence 80 chains north, thence
80 chains east, thence 80 chains south,
thence 80 chains west to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less. Joseph Fulton
Date Oct. 7th, 1911    W. H. Sochon, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that Frederick R. Read,
of Toronto, Ont., occupation farmer,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
South-east corner of Lot 1903, marked
F. R. R.'s South-west corner, thence80
chains east, thence 80 chains north,
thence 80 chains west, thence 80 chains
south to point of commencement, containing 640 more or less.
Frederick R. Read
Date Oct. 7,1911     W. H. Sochon, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of  Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that James W. Read, of
Vancouver, occupation clerk, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted at the South-east cor.
of Lot 1904, marked J. W( R.'s Southwest corner, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
west, thence 80 chains south to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less. James W. Read
Date Oct. 7,1911      W. H. Sochon, agt.
Centrally Located
Third Avenue
LAND ACT.
Skeena Land] District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that Walter H. Sochon,
of Victoria, B.,, occupation prospector,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
N.W. corner of Lot 1899, marked W. H.
S. S.E. corner, thence 80 chains west,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
east, thence 80 chains south to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
Walter H. Sochon, Locator
Date October 3rd, 1911
Skeena Land District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that Fred. H. Brown, of
Victoria, B .., occupation draftsman,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
N.W. corner of Lot 1898, marked F. H.
B. N.E. corner, thence 80 chains west,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains
east, thence 80 chains north to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
Fred. H. Brown, Locator
W. H. Sochon, agent
Date October 3rd, 1911
Skeena Land District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that Harold H. Harper,
of Victoria, B. ., occupation draftsman,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :
Commencing at a post planted at the
S.W. corner of Lot 1899, marked H. H.
H., S.E. corner, thence 80 chains north,
thence 80 chains west, thence 80 chains
south, thence 80 chains east to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
Harold H. Harper, Locator
W. H. Sochon, agent
Date October 3rd, 1911
Frank D. Rice
B.  C. Land Surveyor
Mineral Claims, Town Sites,
Timber Limits,   Sub-Divisions,   etc.
Underground Surveying.
Room 12 Pender Chambers
522 Pender St. W., Vancouver, B.C.
Subscribe for the "Islander." It has
a bigger circulation on the Islands already than any other paper.
If there is anything you want people to know Say it Thro the "Islander."
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Goods
Are now on display
and the next boat is loaded
down with a full cargo.
Next week we will tell you
all about it.
In the meantime we
have
Fancy China
Beautiful Silverware
Toys in profusion
Dolls at all prices
Books of all kinds
and don't forget the
Swell  Ties  and Silk
Handkerchiefs
COAL NOTICES.
LAND ACT.
LOCALS.
BEATTIE'S
DEPT. DRUG STORE
QUEEN CHARLOTTE.
Skeena LandlDistrict— District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Charles H- Allen,
Vancouver, B.C., prospector, intends to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of lands
for license to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following lands: Commencing at a post planted on the extreme South-west point of Chain Islands,
thence north 80 -chains, thence east 80
chains, thence south 80 chains, thence
west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
Charles H. Allen.
Dated 29th August, 1911.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Charles H. Allen,
Vancouver, B.C., prospector, intends to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of lands
for license to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following lands: Commencing at a post planted on the East
shore of Ramsay Island and about one
mile South-east from extreme Northern
point of said island, thence south 80
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing
640 acres.
Charles H. Allen.
Dated August 30th, 1911.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Charles H. Allen,
Vancouver, B.C., prospector, intends to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of lands
for license to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following lands. Commencing at a post planted on the-South
shore of Ramsay Island and about two
miles westerly from extreme South-east
point of said island, thence north eighty
chains, thence west eighty chains, thence
south eighty chains, thence east eighty
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
Charles H. Allen.
Dated August 30th, 1911.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Charles H. Allen,
Vancouver, B.C., prospector, intends to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of lands
for license to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following lands. Commencing at a post planted on the East
shore of Lyle Island and about three
miles South-east from extreme northern
point of said island, thence north 80
chains, thence east 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing
640 acres.
Charles H. Allen.
Dated August 28th, 1911.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Charles H. Allen,
Vancouver, B.C., prospector, intends to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of lands
for license to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following-lands: Commencing at a post planted on the East
shore of Lyle Island and about four
miles South-east from extreme northern
point of said island, thence west 80
chains, thence south 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence north 80 chains
to point of commnecement, containing
640 acres.
Charles H. Allen.
Dated August 28th, 1911.
Skeena Land District—Queen Charlotte
Islands Division.
Take notice that 60 days after date
I, Wm. Laney of Lawn Hill, intend to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands for a license to prospect for coal,
oil and petroleum on and under the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted about one mile and a
quarter distant in a westerly direction
from Halibut Bay, thence 80 chains
north, thence 80 chains west, thence 80
chains south, thence 80 chains east to
point of commencement, and containing
640 3,crcs
Date 6th Sept., 1911       Wm. Laney.
Skeena Land District—Queen Charlotte
Islands Division.
Take notice that 60 days after date I,
Mrs. Lena Hubley of Lawn Hill, intend
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands for a license to prospect for coal,
oil and petroleum on and under the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted about one mile distant
in a westerly direction from Halibut
Bay, thence 40 chains north, thence 20
chains east, thence 40 chains north,
thence 40 chains west, thence 60 chains
south, thence 20 chains east to point of
commencement and containing 240 acres.
Mrs. Lena Hubley.
Date 6th Sept., 1911.
All your Watch and Jewelry repairing
can be done at home.    See
Thomas A. Brown
Practical Watchmaker
at the Queen Charlotte Drug Store
"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.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that Charles Harrison of
Massett, occupation farmer, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted about 80 chains distant and in a Northerly direction from
the North-east corner post of Lot 227 :
thence south 30 chains more or less,
fhence west 20 chains more or less,
thence south 40 chains more or less,
thence east 40 chains to the shore line,
thence along the shoreline to point of
commencement, and containing 160 acres
more or less.
Charles Harrison.
Date September 25th, 1911.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Samuel B. Ray-
bould, of Lawn Hill, occupation farmer,
intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
west bank of Tl-El River on the east
boundary of Lot 1748, thence north along
said east boundary of Lot 1748, a distance of 20 chains, thence in a southeasterly direction along the west bank
of Tl-El River to point of commencement, containing five acres more or less.
Samuel B. Raybould.
Dated Sept. 7th, 1911.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Charles Beck, of
Lena Island, Queen Charlotte, occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchare the following described land: Commencing at a post
planted at the South-east Corner of Coal
License No. 5684, Graham Island, thence
north 40 chains, thence east 10 chains,
thence south 40 chains, thence west
following the shore-line to point of commencement, and occupying the land between Coal License 5684 and Pre-emption 1092. Charles Beck, Locator.
Located September, 9th, 1911.
Skeena Land District—District of
Queen Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that 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
on the following described land: Commencing at a post planted about one
mile south-east of Blue Creek, Graham
Island, and adjoining Coal License No.
4468, 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, Locator.
Date Oct. 18th, 1911
The death occurred at Victoria a few
days ago of Mr. Charles McK. Smith,
who, since 1858 has been closely associated with the life and development of
Victoria. Deceased was engaged in
1863 by some Victoria merchants as
leader of an exploring expedition to the
Queen Charlotte Islands, and prospected
the coast from Skidegate Ihlet to the
south end of the islands.
Messrs. E. J. and B. L. Tingley, two
well known young men of Massett Inlet,
passed through on Saturday for Victoria to spend their Christmas holidays
at home. They report that many settlers
have recently located on the inlet and
that much development work is going on.
The steamer Prince John arrived
Saturday morning from Rupert, via
Msssett. She loaded 60,000 feet of
lumber and left in the evening for
points on Moresby Island. A large
number of island people went to the
mainland.
At the St. Andrew's Literary Association meeting on Wednesday night a debate will take place, the subject being :
"Government ownership and control of
the licensing traffic in preference to the
present licensing system." Mr. N.
McGillvray will take the affirmative and
Mr. F. H. Fairbairn the negative.
R. E. Currey, of Wooden River, Massett Inlet, was one of the passengers
crossing to the mainland on Saturday.
He stated that the settlement at that
point was growing fast, and that a
school would be opened after the Christmas holidays.
We are glad to report that the young
boy Geoffry Russ, who was accidently
shot at the Indian Village, is progressing very favorably, although not quite
out of danger yet. He took a bad turn
yesterday but from inquiries this morning is again a good deal better. The
Indian Council at a meeting decided that
no boys will be allowed to carry arms in
future until they reach the age of
twenty.
J. A. Coates, of Victoria, an old time
prospector on the islands, after a visit
to the west coast of a few weeks, went
south on Saturday.
Nick Schug and Peter Adams returned
on Saturday from a visit to Rupert.
Most Complete Manufacturing and Repair Department in Northern B. C.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
J. S. GRAY & SON
Late Foreman for R. Hemsley, Watch Inspector
for all the Railroads running into Montreal.
Manufacturing Jewellers, Diamond Mounters, Engravers,
Watchmakers and Graduate Opticians
Agents for the Victor Gramaphones and Records.
Sole Agent for the Stanley Pianos.        Eyerything in Rubber Stamps made
to order.        Repairs promptly attended to.
Helgerson Block  p ° Box 78  Prince Rupert _ QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Pioneer Steam Laundry
Prince Rupert, B. C.
For Good Work and Quick Service send
your Clothes to us.
Grand  Trunk   Pacific  Railway  Official
Watch Inspector
R. W. CAMERON
Watchmaker   and   Jeweler
Prince Rupert, B.C.       P.O. Box 449
Hotel Central
Peter Black, Prop.
Spacious Travelers' Sample
Room.
Steam Heated
Electric Bells
Corner First Avenue and Seventh Street
PRINCE RUPERT.
Complete Stock  of  Patent Medicines,
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries
C. H. ORME
The      Pioneer      Druggist
PRESCRIPTIONS   A   SPECIALTY
PRINCE RUPERT. P.O. Box 1523
Ik 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 leaning
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.
Prince Rupert Hardware
and Supply Co.
GENERAL HARDWARE       SPORTING GOODS
MINERS' SUPPLIES.
PRINCE RUPERT,        -       -       B. C.
Hayner Bros/
Furniture Dealers Prince Rupert
H 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
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.
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New Knox Hotel
Besner & Besner, Props.
The New Knox Hotel is run on
the European plan. First class
service. All the latest modern
improvements.
The Bar keeps only the best
brands of liquors and cigars.
The Cafe is open from 6.30 a.m.
to 8 p.m.    Excellent cusine.
Beds, 50c. and Up.
First Avenue    -    Prince Rupert
Dominion Hotel
Victoria, B. C.
American Plan $2 and Up
European Plan 75c. and Up
Otis Elevator
Steam Heat
Rooms with or without bath
Long  distance  phones  in rooms
Running hot and cold water
Spacious Dining Hall
Comfortable Office and Lounge
Free Busses        Central Location
Thomas Stevenson
Manager
Stephen Jones
Proprietor
When in Prince Rupert
See
Martin O'Reilly
For
Fine Tailored Clothing
Furnishings, etc.
The A. W. Edge
Company
Importers and Dealers in
Wallpapers, Burlaps,  Mouldings,
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Glass,
Brushes, etc.
Prince Rupert, B. C.
T. R. Davey, Mining Engineer and Notary Public
T. R.
J. M. Campbell
Co.
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Real Estate and Mining
Box 63 Queen Charlotte, B. C.
Write us for Farming Lands, Coal, Pertoleum
and Mining Properties.
One of the best Water Front Lots on Queen Charlotte
Townsite for Sale.    Price Easy for Cash.
RANCHES FOR SALE.
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into prominence in the eyes of investors in British Columbia. Do you
know that the
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of Graham Island is unexcelled in northern British Columbia ?
Do you know that the climate of Graham Island is as good as that of
any part of the Pacific Coast ?
We are offering the choicest agricultural land of Graham Island for
sale in tracts of 40 acres or more, at the exceptionally low price of
$12.50 Per Acre upon very easy terms
Our booklet gives some facts and figures which will interest and convince you.    Write for it, or better yet, call personally.
MERRILL & MERRILL
710 Bower Building, 534 Granville St.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
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