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 Queen Charlotte
A Weekly Newspaper Published in the interests of the Settlers, and to promote the development of the Queen Charlotte Islands.
VOL. 1, No. 18.
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1911.
5 Cents per Copy
Tragedy at Queen Charlotte History 0f O^en Charlotte islands.
r-i • nt    i        T ■ /»• i      j Haidas and Their Legends.
Chinaman Murders Japanese bin and By Mr cities Harrison.
Then Committs Suicide.
Article V.—Timber
On Tuesday afternoon, between half-
past four and five, a dreadful tragedy
was committed at the Japanese laundry,
Queen Charlotte, when a Chinaman
named Gong murdered a beautiful young
Japanese girl named Keyo Katsura,
aged fifteen, and then killed himself.
It is stated that the Chinaman was
madly in love with the Japanese girl,
and the cause of the tragedy is attributed to jealousy.
The first intimation of the tragedy
was given by Antoine Cromp. He went
up to get his laundry and had just
reached the house when he heard several shots fired in rapid succession. Being
kind of scared, he cautiously opend the
door and saw two bodies lying on the
floor and the mother of the murdered
girl crying ''Policeman, Policeman."
He immediately raised an alarm and ran
to the hotel, only a few yards, away,
for assistance. Accompanied by several
others, including Henry Bruhn, William
Jardine, A. M. Miller, Ed. Anderson
and Charles Nelson, they ran from the
hotel and entered the house. On entering they found the poor mother bending
over her daughter, crying and saying,
'' Speak Keyo.'' The Chinaman was also lying on the floor, and beside him a
six-chambered revolver. His scarf was
on fire which was put out by Ed. Anderson. Both were still alive, but unconscious. Dr. Winter was hastily summoned and when he arrived a few
minutes later found life was extinct in
both.
The Chinaman fired two bullets into
the girl, one of which penetrated her
heart, and then turned the gun on himself, putting a bullet into his heart.
The Chinaman for some time had
been paying attention to the girl, and
was in the habit of visiting her at her
mother's home. On the afternoon of
the tragedy he paid a visit and was there
for some time. He left the house and
went to the hotel, where he was employed as cook, but did not stay more
than a minute there, saying to the help
as he went out to keep on a good fire,
and at the same time rolling up some
dirty aprons. He must have gone
directly back to the Japanese house and
committed the awful deed, as only a
few minutes elapsed between the time
he left the hotel and the alarm was
made. Whether he had the revolver
on his possession when he first visited
the house nobody seems to know. At
anyrate he must have made up his mind
to do the deed quickly, for why did he
return again to the house.
Only the mother was at home with
the girl that afternoon, the father having gone out hunting, and if the Chinaman had premeditated the deed he took
the opportunity when he found that the
father was away.
Mrs. Katsura, the girl's mother,
states that when the Chinaman returned
to the house the second time, he asked
her to go out and see if the hotel kitchen
fire was burning. She had no sooner
left the room when she heard the shooting.
A few days ago the Chinaman made
free with the girl and tucked her under
the chin. The girl remonstrated with
him and told her father, who went and
told him not to do such a thing to his
girl.
The murdered girl was quite a favorite with the other v/hite children and
was well liked by all for her courteous
and obliging manners. She attended
the local school and took part along
with the other scholars in the entertainment held last Saturday night. She
also attended a dance on Christmas
night. Nearly everyone in town is upset over the death of the girl and much
sympathy is felt for the sorrowing
parents. The family arrived here about
three years ago, the father being employed at the local sawmill and the
mother did laundry work.
There was found in the Chinaman's
pockets $157.60 and in his shack another sum of $112.75. No papers of
any kind were found. He arrived here
over three years ago and was formerly
employed by the local lumber company
as cook.
investigation Held.
On Wednesday afternoon Dr. Winter
condneted a post mortem examination
on the bodies and in the evening an investigation was held concerning the
death of Keyo Katsura by Mr. W. J.
Leary, J. P. Ed. Wiggins was sworn In
as special constable.
The jury sworn were D. R. Young
(foreman), W. J. Smith, E. Girard, P.
Adams, Wm. Jardine, and J. Taylor.
Dr. Winter was the first witness examined and gave evidence as to the
finding of one of the bullets and the
cause of death.
Other witnesses called were Antoine
Cromp, A. M. Miller, H. Bruhn, Ed.
Anderson, Chas. Nelson, D. Cochrane
and S. Ikeda.
The evidence brought out: that the
Chinaman purchased the revolver about
four months ago from Mr. Cochrane for
The next great and valuable asset on
these islands is the timber. It is now
universally admitted that British Columbia produces the best qualities of
timber to be found in the world, and
without any doubt Queen Charlotte
Islands heads the list in this respect for
spruce. These islands generally speaking may be classified as one grand timber limit. The Government reports,
the reports made on behalf of the timber license holders, agree that the limits
now held under license contain an excellent body of first-rate timber. As
most of the limits are within one mile
of the water's edge, the logging can be
cheaply and economically done. It is
also easy to get the logs to the mills,
and this will ultimately mean a saving
of at least $2 per thousand from the
usual rates as paid on the Pacific Coast.
At the present time the only milljthat
is in operation is that at Queen Charlotte City, but within the near future
the British Columbia Lumber Corporation will erect their mills up Massett
Inlet. When erected and in full operation they will be as large and as fine as
any in British Columbia. This company
own 180 limits in and around Massett
Inlet, estimated at five billion feet of
lumber, a quantity large enough to astound the comprehension of the general
public. The logging and cutting of this
immense timber crop owned by this one
company alone will give employment to
a large number of workmen for many
years to come. " What is true concern-
fifty cents. At the same time he bought
several small boxes of cartridges.
Owing to the late hour and other
evidence required, the court adjourned
until the following morning.
On Thursday the court resumed the
investigation and visited the scene of
the crime and heard evidence from the
dead girl's mother.
The inquiry was then adjourried until
the arrival of Mr. E. M. Sandilands, the
coroner, from Jedway.
The jury were resworn and evidence
taken concerning the death of the Chinaman. The only witness called was Dr.
Winter. The autopsy on the Chinaman
showed a rather unusual course of the
bullet. Entering the chest in the middle
line and on the line of both nipples, it
passed through the right ventricle of
the heart, glanced downwards through
the diaphragm, left lobe of liver and
was found free in the adominal cavity.
The hearing was then adjourned until the arrival of Mr. Sandilands.
ing the holdings of the British Canadian
Lumber Company is equally true of the
limits held by the other lumber companies who have holdings on those
islands.
When the Grand Trunk Pacific railroad is completed to Prince Rupert, and
with the Panama Canal completed to
make a low rate of freight to the Atlantic Coast and Europe, these tracts of
timber which are practically as yet untouched must become very valuable,
and sawmills will in the near future be
seen wherever the locations are most
suitable for such enterprises.
In addition to sawmills to cut our
timber into lumber, we also have inr-
mense pulp areas and unlimited water
power. Many thousand acres of these
islands are covered with spruce growths
suitable for converting into pulp. The
erection of two or three pulp mills would
indeed be a great boon to the settlers
as it would afford them an excellent
mode of making a good living by clearing their land of all the scrubby spruce
and alder. These trees they could dispose of to the pulp mill companies at an
advantage to themselves. The Forestry
branch of the Department of the Interior has compiled statistics showing
that over a million and a half cords of
pulpwood were cut in Canada during
1910, worth nine million eight hundred
thousand dollars, and over sixty per
cent of this amount was shipped to the
United States and there manufactured
into pulp and paper. This should have
been manufactured at home and the
pulp and paper should have been sold.
Had this been done Canada would have
benefited to the extent of seven million
dollars. The Canadians received six
million for the pulp wood, whereas the
Americans received thirteen millions for
the manufactured pulp. Thus we see
that if pulp mills were erected on these
islands a reliable and good market would
at all times be found across the border
for all that we could reasonably produce.
The construction of pulp mills and the
possibility of the owners of timber
lands opening up sawmills to cut the
large quantities of spruce timber on
these islands will bring in a large number of settlers as well as be of great
assistance to all who are now located.
I have thus referred briefly to two of
the industries that will inevitably be
found on these islands within the next
few years, i. e., timber and coal, and
the next source of employment we have
are the fisheries.
(To be continued next week.)
j QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
J. M. CAMPBELL, Publisher.
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A Happy New Year.
In a spirit of gladness, thankful for
the many ways of Providence, we once
more welcome a New Year. On the
threshold of 1912, there is much to look
forward to on the Quaen Charlotte
Group of Islands, where so many have
cast their lot during the past few years.
With hopes and aspirations, far away
from tht " maddening crowd," in our
homes, hewn out from the silent forest,
some will look back with joy and others
in sorrow. Memory's storehouse will
again be searched and fond recollections
exhumed around which a perfume hangs
that even time cannot dispel. Another
milestone has been placed in our journey
through life, a journey fraught with
many trials and tribulations to those
who are valiently struggling to build up
homes far from kindred and friends.
Footprints of pioneers we are making
in the sands of time, and whether in the
settlers' lonely hut or at the fireside
made joyous by children's laughter, a
prayer will go forth that the New Year
may be pregnant with unalloyed happiness, not only for the inhabitants of
our islands, but also for the loved ones,
be they relatives or friends who are far
away in the land of our birth. The
years behind us are full of voices—voices
eloquent and pathetic. We have watched
by the couch of many a hope and seen
it fail and die. We have stood over the
grave of many an early dream; we have
buried many a bright expectation and
laid the memorial wreath over many a
joy. Withered garlands are there, and
broken rings, and vases once fragrant
with flowers. The past we cannot recall, with its pleasures and its pain.
Cold and dreary may seem the road we
have travelled over; but difficulties and
adversity were given us to surmount or
overcome that we may exercise and develop our mental and moral capacities.
The termination of one of the epoch's
of man's life called a year is the occasion, of all others, the most calculated to
impress on us how stealthy, rapid, in-
exhorable and irrevocable is the march
of man's greatest enemy "time." We
are animated by the moving pictures of
enjoyment and industry passing before
us; we are excited by some short lived
success or depressed and made miserable by some disappointments ; but the
stream of live bears us on, and our
griefs and joys are are all left behind
us. '' One by one life's waves inflowing
casts their sands upon the shore ; one
by one death's tide outgoing sweep them
back forevermore." With the year before us the opportunity of being useful
is now before us. The past we cannot
recall; the future is uncertain: only the
present is ours. But is it not enough ?
The present taken advantage of leads
on to success, as it has done in the past,
as it will do in the future. The future
will deal with us as we deal with the
present. If we give over to discouragement and despair at every ill turn of
fortune, we develop a weak and vacillating character; if we resolutely continue to combat misfortune, by incess-
ently striving to overcome it, we develop
a valient, hopeful, decisive character.
Let us carefully review the years that
have gone, never to be recalled. What
things had been better left undone,
what words left unsaid, what mistakes
can be rectified, and resolve to pursue
a more circumspect course in the future.
Thus each year will be realized in advance as we grow older, and, in the end,
we can rejoice in the fact that we have
been useful in our generation. Suffering is the crucible wherein human crudities are refined into pure gold. It is
a rare character than can withstand
with equal eqanimity the blandishments
of prosperity and the assaults of adversity in rapid succession.^ If past time
looks short and empty, it is because it
lacks a distinct record of noble aims,
infinite resolves, worth endeavours. If
the immediate future looks tedious and
uninteresting, it is because we are not
living full, rich earnest lives. .Let us
so live that "when we join the mighty
caravan that moves to the mystery-
realm, where time shall be no more,
each shall take his chamber in the silent
halls, not as the quarry slave at night,
scourged and reviled in his dungeon;
but sustained and soothed by an unfaltering trust, like one who wraps the
drapery of his couch about him and lies
down to pleasant dreams. Let us live
that eternity will be one glorious morning, with the sun ever climbing higher
and higher, one blessed springtime, and
yet richer summer—every plant in full
flower,~*but every, flower the bud of
lovelier. Let us so live that our charity
shall not be bounded by acts that others
see, but guided and controlled by right
in all things—that right which is founded on the principle of the golden rule.
The Islander wishes its numerous
readers a bright and prosperous New
Year and begs to thank those for the
many kind expressions received.
GRAND
CONCERT
By the Skidegate Concert Band, under
the leadership of Mr. A. Solomon
NEW-YEAR'S NIGHT
BARGE'S HALL, Queen Charlotte
at Eight p.m.
First-Class Programme
A DANCE will follow, the Music being
supplied by the Skidegate Orchestra
ADMISSION -  - ONE DOLLAR
Christmas Was Merry
Bachelors Enjoyed Dinner and Dance
"The jolliest Christmas I ever had"
was the general sentiment of the bachelors of Queen Charlotte. It was also
the soberest, for thanks to the action
of Mr Smith in closing the bar on that
day, and to the efforts of the ladies .to
provide entertainment, hardly a " iriam
was under the influence of liquor.
All the bachelors were invited to a
Christmas dinner provided by the ladies
of the town at Scowcroft's boarding-
house, and the dinner was followed by
an impromptu concert that lasted most
of the afternoon. The following is the
menu:
Scowcroft's Restaurant, Dec. 25th, 1911
Relishes
Stuffed Olives     Green Onions. . Celery
Salted Almonds       Pickles
Soup
Cream of Oyster      Chicken      Gumbo
Salad
Chicken Lobster
Fish
Boiled Black Cod      Fried Sea Bass
Boiled
Ver ison   Caper Sauce
Entrees
Fried Chicken    Cream Fritters
Roasts
Turkey, Cranberry Sauce
Wild Duck, Dressing
Vegetables
Mashed and Steamed Potatoes
Boiled Onions
Baked Parsnips Asparagus
Pastry      Plum Pudding, H & B Sauce
Pumpkin Pie       Mince Pie
Jolly Kisses        Hickory Nut Cake
JDcsscrti
Charlotte Risse    Fruit    Nuts    Rasins
Cheese        Crackers        Candy
Tea       Milk       Coffee
Reinhart and Greenstreet's Orchestra
furnished music during the dinner.
Mr. W. J. Smith of the Premier Hotel,
following his usual custom, invited a
number of friends to partake of Christmas dinner, wirch was served in the
Premier's usual first-class style. Following is the menu:
Relishes
Chow Chow Pickles Chutney
Soup
Cream of Oyster.      Chicken Broth
Entrees
Fried Chicken, Mushroom Sauce
Boiled
Leg of Lamb, Mint Sauce
Chicken, Oyster Sauce
Roasts
Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus
Turkey, Cranberry Sauce
••• «• ••< Vegetables
Mashed Potatoes      French Peas
Pastry
Plum Pudding, H and B Sauce
Lemon Pie       Cream Pie
Dessert
Fruit     Nuts    Rasins    Candy
Crackers       T.eese       Tea   .    Coffee
Wine Beer Cigars
In the evening a dance was held at
Barge's hall, when the miseltoe was
employed to everybody's satisfaction,
and all went home happy at 3 a.m.
At the Indian village the usual festivities were carried out and enjoyed to
the full. On Monday an entertainment
was given by the school children, under
the direction of Mr. B. J. Russell, and
was a great success. Miss Emma Cross
presided at the organ with much acceptance, and Mr. Walter Dass proposed a
vote of thanks to all who had taken
part in the proceedings.
Skidegate Inlet Conservative
Association.
A largely attended meeting of the
Skidegate Inlet Conservative Association was held in T. R. Davey's office,
Queen Charlotte, on Tuesday evening
when work of considerable interest and
importance were dealth with. Among
the business taken up were a mail service laetween Queen Charlotte and Skidegate ; a continuation of the telephone
line from Dead Tree Point to Massett
Inlet; exclusive fishing license; clearing
out of the rivers ; and a better patrol
service around the islands to prevent
poaching. The meeting was most enthusiastic and ten new members were
added to the roll.
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Coroner's Inquest.
Mr. E. M. Sandilands, coroner, arrived from Jedway on the " Beatrice "
this morning and,resumed the hearing
concerning the deaths of Kiyo Katsura,
the Japanese girl, and Gong the Chinaman. The jury were resworn, and the
evidence, previously heard, was read.
No new devolpments occurred and the
jury returned their verdict that Kiyo
Katsura was shot by See So Gong, a
Chinaman, who afterwards committed
suicide.
The funeral of Kiyo Katsura took
place this afternoon and was largely
attended. The remains wer carried from
the house to the wharf. Boats
conveyed the large number of friends to
the burial ground, where the remains
were cremated. Short services were
conducted by Messrs. Murdoch and
Russell and the Indian band played the
"Dead March."
Rev. Father Hartmann of Prince
Rupert, arrived Thursday morning on a
short visit and is the'^guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Gerard.
Dr. Quinlan, dentist, of Prince Rupert, is a guest at the Premier hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. Daigneault returned on
Thursday from a holiday .j aunt to Seattle
and other coast cities.
Mr. and Mrs. Archibald and family
left this morning for Vancouver, where
they will spend some time before returning East.
Chicken stealing has existed here for
some time and it is high time that
something should be done in the matter
in bringing the culprits to justice. Last
Saturday night a roost was entered and
seventeen stolen.
The entertainment given by the school
children and others last Saturday night
was a decided success, and Miss Atkins
is to be congratulated on the creditable
manner in which it was carried through.
The children sang and acted their parts
to perfection, which showed evidence of
careful training. The musical selections
of Messrs. Reinhart and Greenstreet
were enjoyed and the comedy by the
'' Irish Women'' created roars of laughter, as also the monologue by "Miss
J ones." The children weremadehappy
by gifts from "Santa," who discarded
his reindeers this year and came by airship, alighting on the roof exact to
time. Mr. Barge made an excellent
chairman, his remarks being brief and
humorous. The hall was tastefully decorated and at the close coffee, cake and
fruit were handed round. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Island Whalers
Had Good Season
Rev. Father Bonner, Editor of the Western Catholic, Gives Interesting
Interview.
Rev. Austin Bonner, editor of the
Western Catholic newspaper, who had
been laboring among the Newfoundland
fishermen engaged in the whaling industry on the islands during the past
season, returned to Vancouver and in
an interview with the Province gave
some interesting information about this
industry.
"Last spring," said Father Bonner,
"the Canadian North Pacific Fisheries
Company, which is really the Canadian
Northern Railway Company, brought
out, under two years' contract, fifty
Newfoundland fishermen to prosecute
the killing of whales. Five whaling
steamers were commissioned. Each of
these boats carries a crew of ten men.
Naden Harbor is the chief port for the
boats, and a refinery plant is established
there.
"The present season," added Father
Bonner, '' has been a good one. Four
hundred and thirty-two whales were
captured, some of them weighing no
less than eighty tons. There were
three kinds of whales among the captures, humpbacks, finbacks and sulphur
bottoms. No sperm whales were caught
at Naden, though one was secured at
Rose Harbor."
Father Bonner gave some interesting
details of the work of the men engaged
in the industry. Three kinds of oil are
extracted from the whale, blubber oil,
oil from pressed meat and blubber, and
another and least valuable kind is obtained after adding chemicals. Then
the whole substance of the whale is
turned into a fertilizer, and is sent
down to California for the orange|groves.
About $100 per ton is obtained for oil,
and about five and a half barrels average a ton. From each whale about six
tons of fertilizer, at about $40 per ton,
are obtained, and in addition, each whale
gives one ton of bone manure.
"The whaleboat of today," said
Father Bonner, "is a different thing to
the old-time little boat which carried a
hafpooner who threw his weapon from
hand. The Naden boats are fitted with
a modern harpoon gun. To the harpoon
is attached a bomb and when the harpoon
is fired into the whale the latter makes,
generally, a tremendous spring. When
the bomb explodes, the whale dies in
about three minutes. As many as nine
whales were towed into Naden Harbor
in one morning during the season.
'' In addition to the regular pay of tne
men they receive a bonus which is a
great inducement to the crew to spare
no pains to effect a capture. These
bonuses' vary from $5 to $10 per whale,
according to its commercial value."
Father Bonner speaks highly of the
physical appearance of the Newfoundlanders, all of whom, he states are tall,
powerful men, capable of enduring great
hardships.
The season commences in February,
and- continues till September, when the
boats are despatched to Victoria for the
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.
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W. G. Reinhart
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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.
winter. Work is meantime found for
the fisheremen in grinding the bones
into fertilizer.
Father Bonner is loud in his praises
of the possibilities of Graham Island.
Some of its land he considers to be excellent for farming purposes.
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
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LAND ACT.
Skeena |Land District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that James Harrison, of
Victoria, occupation clerk, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted at the North-west
corner of Lot 1903, marked J. H.'s
South-west cor., thence 80 chains north,
thence 80 chains east, thence 80 chains
south, thence 80 chains west to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less. J. Harrison
Date Oct. 7th, 1911.   W. H. Sochon, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that William H. Watson,
of Victoria, occupation clerk, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted at the North-east cor.
of Lot 1902, marked W. H. W.'s Southeast cor., thence 80 chains north, thence
80 chains west, thence 80 chains south,
thence 80 chains east to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less. William H. Watson
Date Oct. 7th, 1911    W. H. Sochon, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that Joseph Fulton, of
Victoria, occupation engineer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
folloviing 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.
LAND ACT.
Skeena Land! District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that Walter H. Sochon,
of Victoria, B.C,, occupation prospector,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
N.W. corner of Lot 1899, marked W. H.
S. S.E. corner, thence 80 chains west,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
east, thence 80 chains south to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
Walter H. Sochon, Locator
Date October 3rd, 1911
Skeena Land District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that Fred. H. Brown, of
Victoria, B.C., occupation draftsman,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
N.W. corner of Lot 1898, marked F. H.
B. N.E. corner, thence 80 chains west,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains
east, thence 80 chains north to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
Fred. H. Brown, Locator
W. H. Sochon, agent
Date October 3rd, 1911
Skeena Land District—District of Ain
Lake, Graham Island.
Take notice that Harold H. Harper,
of Victoria, B. C., occupation draftsman,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :
Commencing at a post planted at the
S.W. corner of Lot 1899, marked H. H.
H., S.E. corner, thence 80 chains north,
thence 80 chains west, thence 80 chains
south, thence 80 chains east to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
Harold H. Harper, Locator
W. H. Sochon, agent
Date October 3rd, 1911
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 thzre is anvthfc? yon s?.*fjf p?vph to know Say it Thro the "Islander,
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..'..'.. ...VJi'-iaiV^XE QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES' COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.
LAND ACT.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Everett H. Lea
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 about half a
mile East of Tiahn Point, thence 80
chains south, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
west, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less. Northwest cor. Everett H. Lea.
Located Oct. 22nd, 1911
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
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 about four
miles East of the S. E. cor. C. L. 4463,
Otard Bay, Graham Island, 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. Southeast cor. Robert Graham
Lo'2ated.;Oct. 30, 1911     E. H. Lea, agt
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
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 about 6 miles
East of the S. E. cor. C. L. 4463, Otard
Bay, thence 80 chains west, thence 80
chains north, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains south te point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less. South-east cor.
Located Oct. 30, 1911     Robert Graham
E. H. Lea, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Robert Graham,
Vancouver, 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 about 4 miles
East of S. E. cor. C. L. 4433, Otard Bay,
thence east 80 chains, thence north 80
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less
South-west cor. Robert Graham
Located Oct. 30,1911     E. H. Lea, agt.
Skeena Land District--District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Everett H. Lea 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 about 4 miles in an
Easterly direction from the S. E. cor.
C. L. 4463, Otard Bay, Graham Island,
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
North-east cor. Everett H. Lea
Located Oct. 30, 1911
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Everett H. Lea
of Vancouver, occupation engineer, in-
endto 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 about 6 miles east of
the S. E. cor. C. L. 4463, Otard Bay,
thence east 80 chains, thence north 80
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less
South-west cor. Everett H. Lea
Located Oct. 30, 1911
Skeena Land District—District of Queen  Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands. Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner,
Vancouver, occupation prospector, intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands for a license to prospect for
coal and petroleum over and under 640
acres of land bounded as follows : Beginning at a post planted about 4 miles
east of the S. E. cor. C. L. 4463, Otard
Bay, thence 80 chains south, thence 80
chains east, thence 80 chains north,
thnce 80 chains west to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less. North-west cor.
Located Oct. 30, 1911     Samuel Horner
Skeena Land District—Queen Charlotte
Islands District.
Take notice that I, Everett H. Lea,
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 about 6 miles
east of the S. E. cor. C. L. 4462, Otard
Bay, thence 80 chains east, thence 80
chains south, thence 80 chains west,
thence 80 chains north to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less. North-west cor.
Located Oct. 30, 1911     Everett H. Lea
Skeena Land District—Queen Charlotte
Islands 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 about 6 miles
east of the S. E. cor. C. L. 4463, Otard
Bay, 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
North-east cor. Samuel Horner
Located Oct. 30th, 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
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.
Take notice that Charles Harrison of
Massett, occupation farmer, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted about 80 chains distant and in a Northerly direction from
the North-east corner post of Lot 227:
thence south 30 chains more or less,
thence west 20 chains more or less,
thence south 40 chains more or less,
thence east 40 chains to the shore line,
thence along the shoreline to point of
commencement, and 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 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.
English Company To
Develop Fisheries
Sir George Doughty at Head of Concern
Will Operate Plants at Skidegate and
Cumshewa.
With the object of engagingTfn the
deep sea fisheries of this province a
strong company has been formed in
Great Britain under the title of British
Columbia Fisheries, Limited, and with
a capital of a quarter a million pounds
sterling. At the head is Sir George
Doughty, M. P. for Grimsby, England,
who is prominently identified with the
fishing industry in the North Seaf/ and
his son, Wilfrid V. Doughty, is coming
out to Victoria as managing director.
Two steam trawlers are to be sent
out from Grimsby almost at a once,
coming round the Horn to these waters,
and it is intended to follow them with
several more. The company's prospectus sets forth that it will establish fish
depots, canneries, curing and cold storage plants on Porcher Island, and that
arrangements have been made with the
Grand Trunk Pacific for a site for these
and for all trackage facilities that are
required.
Depots and plants are also to be
erected at Skidegate and at Cumshewa
Inlet, $250,000 being the estimated cost
of these works. The holdings of the
Queen Charlotte Islands General Development Company are to be taken
over and greatly extended.
The company plans, according to its
prospectus, to engage extensively in
canning, curing and packing of fish,
manufacture of flake fish food, extraction of fish oil, manufacture of fertilizer
and cognate industries.
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.
The Islander $2 a Year
First-class accommodation for visitors.
Meals at all hours.    Beds from 25c. up.
Reasonable Rates by the Day or Week.
Free information given to parties
looking for land.
Most Complete Manufacturing and Repair Department in Northern B. C.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
J. S. GRAY & SON
Late Foreman for R. Hemsley, Watch Inspector
for all the Railroads running into Montreal.
Manufacturing Jewellers, Diamond Mounters, Engravers,
Watchmakers and Graduate Opticians
Agents for the Victor Gramaphones and Records.
Sole Agent for the Stanley Pianos.        Eyerything in Rubber Stamps made
to order.        Repairs promptly attended to.
Helgerson Block  p ° Box 78  Prince Rupert QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Pioneer Steam Laundry
Prince Rupert, B. C.
For Good Work and Quick Service send
your Clothes to us.
Grand  Trunk  Pacific  Railway  Official
Watch Inspector
R. W. CAMERON
Watchmaker  and  Jeweler
Prince Rupert, B.C.       P.O. Box 449
Complete Stock  of Patent Medicines,
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries
C H. ORME
The      Pioneer      Drnggftf
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, BX.
Prixce RupertHardware
and Supply Co.
GENERAL HARDWARE      SPORTING GOODS
MINERS' SUPPLIES.
PRINCE RUPERT,       -      -      B. C.
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
When in Prince Rupert
See
Martin O'Reilly
For
Fine Tailored Clothing
Furnishings, etc.
Hotel Centra]
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. Ptwtawmme, Prop.
' ■^^SfJWSMSM  ■■
New Knox Hotel
Besner & Besner, Props.
The New Knox Hotel is run on
the European plan. First class
service. All the latest modern
improvements.
The Bar keeps only the best
brands of liquors and cigars.
The Cafe is open from 6.30 a.m.
to 8 p.m.    Excellent cusine.
Beds, 50c. and Up.
First Avenue    -   Prince Rupert
Dominion Hotel
Victoria, B. C.
American Plan $2 and Up
European Plan 75c. and Up
Otis Elevator Steam Heat
Rooms with or without bath
Long distance phones in rooms
Running hot and cold water
Spacious Dining Hall
Comfortable Office and Lounge
Free Busses       Central Location
Thomas Stevenson
Manager
Stephen Jones
Proprietor
The A. W. Edge
Company
Importers and Dealers in
Wallpapers, Burlaps,  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 Queen Charlotte, B. C.
Write as for Farming Lands, Coal, Petroleum
and Mining Properties.
One of the best Water Front Lots on Queen Charlotte
Townsite for Sale.    Price Easy for Cash.
RANCHES FOR SALE.
PRINCE RUPERT'S
PIONEER WHOLESALE HOUSE
J. Piercyy Morris & Co.
Wholesale Gents' Furnishings
Oiled and Rubber Clothing
House Furnishings. Stationery, etc.
PRINCE RUPERT, B. C.
Graham Island
on account of the immense wealth of its natural resources, is fast coming
into prominence in the eyes of investors in British Columbia. Do you
know that the
FARM LAND
of Graham Island is unexcelled in northern British Columbia ?
Do you know that the climate of Graham Island is as good as that of
any part of the Pacific Coast ?
We are offering the choicest agricultural land  of Graham  Island  for
sale in tracts of 40 acres or more, at the exceptionally low price of
$12.50 Per Acre upon very easy terms
Our booklet gives some facts and figures which will interest and convince you.   Write for it, or better yet, call personally.
MERRILL & MERRILL   m ^1^1" *
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