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Queen Charlotte Islander Feb 5, 1912

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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. 23.
5 Cents per Copy
History Of Queen Charlotte Islands.
Haidas and Their Legends.
By Mr. Charles  Harrison.
Article Vlll.—The Settlers' Grievances and Difficulties.
Another difficulty and one that has retarded the settlement of Graham Island
more than anything else has done is on
account of so many coal locations having
been staked where the best agricultural
land is to be found^'I sincerely hope
that the Government will so amend the
Coal Mines Act so as to allow the surface rights wherever practicable to be
given over to the bona fide settler. By
so doing no great hardship will be placed
on those who stake land for coal. If
coal is all they want by all means let
(hem have all they can find, but do not
let them grab all the first-class agricultural land as well. Let them have the
underground coal-rights, but allow the
pettier to stake, the surface for agricultural purposes^ At the present time there
are over a dozen men who have staked
good agricultural land for pre-emption
purposes, but according to the present
regulations, they have been unable to
get their records, the land having been
prior staked for coal. / The prospects
for the immediate settlement of the
agricultural land on Graham Island by
a.first-class body of settlers have never
looked brighter, if only arrangements
could be made with the Lands Department to allow them to stake and own
the surface rights wherever they may
wish to locate. Most of the land now
staked for coal is on the reserve from
sale and lease, and I do not logically see
how the coal prospector can tie up the
settlement of this island with a license
to prospect. A license to prospect is
not a sale or lease, and I am curious to
know what the Government will do
when a coal licensee makes his application to obtain a lease of the land over
which he has now only a title to prospect and nothing more. Since the east
side of the island was reserved by an
Order in Council from either sale or
lease, it is certainly evident that the
coal licensee cannot obtain more than
what is underground, and has not the
least alternative of purchasing and leasing the surface rights. Why then should
the pre-emptor be debarred from locating on lands staked for coal ? Why also have so many quarter sections been
surveyed at a very considerable expense
by the Government over these coal
rights if the settler cannot locate on the
surface ? Why then is all this waste of
public money, if the coal men are allowed all this fine agricultural land to
the detriment of the settlement of this
island by a first-class community of
farmers ?     For whom was all this land
surveyed into quarter sections ? For the
coal licensee "or for the pre-emptor ? For
the pre-emptor undoubtedly. Then it is
up to the present Government to alter
the coal regulations and give the coal
licensees the underground rights to-
gt.il her with a suitable proportion of
surface rights for development and
working purposes, and throw the rest
open for pre-emption by the settlers.
Treat the coal men liberally and well,
also give them as much surface rights as
they can reasonably expect, but for the
settlers sake do not let them grab all
the surface. We must acknowledge
that the Coal Mines Act as it now stands
gives the locator the right to acquire
the surface of the land located by him,
as well as the coal underlying the same,
conditional upon his carrying out the
provisions of the said act, and that the
locators under the Coal Mines Act are
entitled to the same protection as locators of land under the Land Act, but
this I infer must relate only to land
staked for coal under the Coal Mines
Act outside the bounds of the land held
u»der rdserve from sale or lease, for if
tl ( surface of the land staked for coal
e?r\iot either be bought or leased, of
wliat use will it eventually become to
the licensee? The Minister of Lands
has stated that if an arrangement can
be made by persons wishing to pre-empt
with the coal license holders, there would
be nothing to prevent an arrangement
of the kind holding good and the Department would be very glad to recognize
the same and issue records on that understanding. Any such proposed ar:
rangement would of course have to be
one of mutual agreement between the
parties. If this however were carried
into effect it would be most absurd, as
it would make the coal men and not the
Government the owners of the land,
with power to say who shall have the
land and who shall not, and to my
knowledge very few of the coal licensees
would voluntarily give up their surface
land unconditionally in order that the
settlers may pre-empt and utilise the
same. Again I do not see how this can
refer to coal lands held under license in
that portion held under reserve as the
prohibitory clause from sale and lease
in my opinion debars the coal licensee
from having anything to do with the
surface. The great difficulty arose in
the first place that when this order in
council was issued parliament did not
alter the Coal Mines Act by inserting a
clause that in the restricted area the
underground rights for minerals be
separated from the surface rights, and
that the surface rights be kept strictly
for the agriculturists. Mr. Manson,
when informed, took up this difficult
matter with the authorities, and I am in
a position to say that he has worked
hard and done his utmost to have this
curious state of affairs altered, so that
on March 1st, 1911, the government decided not to issue any coal prospecting
license over lands situated within a
government reserve unless the same was
accepted with a proviso therein to the
effect that the holder would not be entitled to purchase any part of the surface of the lands embraced in such
license, except such as, in the opinion
of the Minister of Lands, was required
by the licensee for the purpose of carrying on mining operations thereon. Now
this as far as it goes is very good and
thanks to Mr. Manson are due for this
alteration in the Coal Mines Act. Coal
prospecting licenses issued over such reserved lands prior to the adoption of the
above regulation are held subject to such
restrictions as the Lieut.-Governor-in-
Council may see fit to impose, while,
according to the Coal Mines Amendment
Act, ly,.!, tk> right%t entry to prospect
for coal or petroleum may be granted
over lands held under reserve, provided,
however, that if such lands were staked
prior to the 1st March, 1911, the application for a license may be considered
and dealt with in accordance wTith t'.-e
regulations then in force. I contend,
and have always contended, that a pre-
emptor may acquire the right to the
surface of the lands held under a coal
prospecting license obtained for prospecting for coal in the area reserved
from sale or lease, but I have been told
that my contention is not quite correct
for the reason that the licensee has under the conditions of his license acquired
the right to purchase such portion of
the surface of the lands as may be required for mining operations, and therefore it would not be advisable to alienate any portion of the surface of such
lands which might eventually be required by the licensee for the purposes
above stated. So the whole difficulty
still remains that the island is debarred
from settlement and the coal men are
allowed to retain all of the surface
of such lands held under license, although eventually they will only be
allowed to purchase such portions of the
surface as may be required for mining
purposes. Thus for example the Queen
Charlotte Islands Collieries Company
Limited now control 38,400 acres of coal
lands, the most of which is in this restricted area, i.e., 60 sections; and this
Company can under the present existing
status of the Coal Mines Act, keep two.
hundred settlers from securing records
for the surface rights even if we allow
them ten  full sections, their pick and
choice for mining purposes.     Several
other companies own large acreages of
(Continued on page 5)
Is about to commence and
we would advise a bottle of
Nyals Sarsaparilla
to get your system in shape
for the sammer work.
Bear in mind that we
keep a full line of
Clothing, Boots
and  general  supplies for
logger and prospector.
One 8-Loaf Bread Mixer,
One Pair Heavy Grey Blankets,
One Roll Stair Oilcloth, per yd.,
One' Pair Tin Snips,        -       -
One 22-inch Plane, -      -       -
One 3-inch Plane,   -
One Pair Khaki Overalls,
One Lamp, Glass Burner,
One .22 Hamilton Rifle, -
One Harmonette Mouth Organ,
One Fancy Clock,   -
One 21-qt. Dough Pan,   -
One No. 9 Galv. Wash Boiler,
One Double Throw Switch,    -
One .30 Winch. Loading Tool,
One Garden Rake,  -
One  Customer can buy any
One of these.  Are you the One ?
D. Cochrane
Groceries   Dry Goods
Queen Charlotte
J. M. CAMPBELL, Publisher.
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.
Assisted Immigration.
The subsidizing of railroads has been
the means of opening up a vast extent
of territory, and is practised by our
government to an extent commensurate
with the growth of the Province. Fostering industries by grants of land is a very
usual custom. The exploiting of mines
and timber properties deserve a great
deal of consideration and encouragement;
but the bone and sinew of a country is
the agriculturist. " Back to the land "
is the cry in every part of the civilized
world. Eveything depends on the produce of the soil and those who bring
forth tenfold what they plant, are more
deserving of assistance than any other
class. We have a large extent of territory and it is all fit for cultivation.
There are drawbacks to overcome which
only men of means can do anything with.
Clearing and building on a section of
land means the expenditnre of at least
one thousand dollars. Where is the
working farmer with that amount of
capital who will pre-empt and tackle the
proposition ? In a few years, by the
time a number of pre-emptors would
have their ten or twenty acres cleared,
the Prince Rupert market will be open
for the purchase of garden truck. We
have the grandest spot on earth to produce this kind of food. It requires
clearing, fencing and house-building
thereon. Where is the capital coming
from to do this work ? The Provincial
treasury is overflowing with money;
our legislators are in session. Loan the
pre-emptor the wherewithal on his clearing land to the extent or value of the
loan, and charge him a light sum as
interest, to be repaid in five, ten or
twenty years. Hold his pre-emption
record for the debt, and pay him as he
improves. This will settle up the largest extent of agricultural country in the
Province to-day with a population that
will be of benefit. Is there anything
wrong with this proposition ? Agricultural land fit for cultivation is in demand, and will always have a value.
Some thirty years ago the delta of the
Fraser river was not worth more than
five dollars an acre. It is worth three
huadred dollars an acre now. An acre
of cleared land on Queen Charlotte
Islands would bring over one hundred
dollars, what would a .fifty acre garden
patch be worth? The pre-emptors of
our islands, as a rule, are poor men,
willing and ready to open up the country.
They cannot do it on the pittance they
make from road work and a day's work
now and then around the settlements.
The storekeepers, steamboats, hotel-
keepers and all business men know the
value of a good number of farmers on
the land. It would mean the opening
up of a country that will remain as it is
for many years, unless some movement
is made in this direction. The government which will introduce assistance to
the pre-emptors will make friends of all
of them. It would be the most progressive step ever made by a government.     Australia is assisting the tiller
of the soil and it works well. There are
hundreds of men ready to take up preemptions ; but they will not face the
laborious work necessary to clear land
on these islands. The moneyed truck
gardener will spend his time in a place
where he can have the land ready for
cultivation. If the clearing of land is
of benefit to the individual, it is also of
greater benefit to the community. The
cost of living is advancing—potatoes
cost three dollars a sack on the islands,
and everything else in proportion. With
a number of truck gardeners in this
part of the country we would have a
class of producers and those who will
assist the consumer in many ways. Let
the people now on the islands combine
on this proposition. Cast aside all selfish prejudices in favor of something
for the general good. We have the
country that will give a living to tens
of thousands. Assist them by agitating
for the introduction of the Australian
 o 1 —
Mr. A. Heino of Copper Island passed
through on the "John" Friday after a
business trip in the south. Mr. Heino
while south chartered the steamer
"British Empire" to make a special
trip to Copper Island with mining
machinery, diamond drill, etc., for the
development of his claims, and a force
of men will be started within the next
few days.
A monument to the memory of the
late L. E. Becher, of Lockeport, was
placed on his grave a few days ago.
It will be remembered that Mr. Becher
died after a short illness in the local
hospital over a year ago. J. L. Barge,
contractor, acting on instruction from
Mr. H. L. Beresford, Lockeport, a
friend of Mr. Becher's, carried out the
At the St. Andrew's Literary Society
meeting on Wednesday night, Mr. D.
Cochrane read a paper on Kipling, which
he handled in a masterly way, and at
the close was awarded a vote of thanks.
The programme for next meeting night
will be in charge of Mr. J. Murdoch.
Mr. W. J. Smith of the Premier Hotel
returned Friday from a business trip in
the south.
The G. T. P. steamer "PrinceJohn,"
Capt. Wearmouth, arrived Friday from
Rupert and later proceeded to Moresby
Island ports. A new schedule for the
Islands' service has been arranged in
which the steamer will take in all the
ports of call on the Islands on the one
trip. The "John" will arrive again
about the end of this week, via Massett,
thence every fortnight.
Mr. and Mrs. Fraser and family, after
spending a few weeks on their ranch at
Lawn Hill, returned to town on Saturday afternoon.
Miss EdnaLeary, of Miller Creek, was
visiting in town last Wednesday.
Miss Laughlan, who arrived from the
south on Friday, has joined the staff of
the Premier Hotel.
On the last trip of the "John" to
Naden Harbor, a lot of new machinery
was landed for the B. C. Oilfields, Ltd.
This Company own large holdings on the
west coast of Graham island and during
the past year have conducted drilling
operations at Blue Creek. From reports satisfactory progress is being
made under the directon of Mr. Sclater,
the engineer in charge of the work.
v The geographic board of Canada have
decided  to   adopt   the   name   "Koya
Koint" for the first prominent point on
[oresby island to the eastward of Lang-
ford point, on the north side of the
eastern entrance to Houston Stewart
Wednesday evening, January 17th, b
dance was given in the Massett Restaurant by Mr. and Mrs. Hudson. The
dancing took place in the dining room
and commenced about 9 p.m. and continued until 2 a.m., with an interval at
midnight for refreshments. All present
heartily enjoyed themselves and spent
a very pleasant evening.
Friday evening, January 19th, Mr.
and Mrs. Edenshaw gave a dance for
the Whites in the large and commodious
hall on the Reservation. Invitations
were sent to all the residents of New
Massett. All without any exception
accepted, both old and young attended,
and the most enjoyable and harmonious
gathering of the season took place that
evening. Dancing commenced about
10 p.m. and continued until two a.m.
when an exceedingly good supper was
served by the host and hostess in the
dining-room to all that were invited to
the dance. Songs then were sung and
after an appropriate interval dancing
was resumed and continued until daylight appeared. At intervals between
the dances the Rev. W. Hogan gave a
recitation entitled '' Donald and Kathleen," and afterwards a reading entitled
"Paddy the Piper." Mr. H. A. Lamb
also contributed a song. , Finally, before
the last dance, a vote of thanks was
proposed by Mr. C. Harrison to Mr. and
Mrs. Edenshaw, and he did not forgfet
to include the talented and sociablejMiss
Edenshaw, to whom all were indebted
for the pleasant hours that had but too
swiftly passed by. Mr. T. Deasy
seconded the motion in a suitable and
interesting speech, and this vote of
thanks was heartily accorded in round
after round of hearty applause, and
finished up with all standing and singing
"For he's a jolly good fellow."
We hear that a very pleasant evening
was spent at Mrs. Hammond's on Sunday night singing hymns and other
sacred music.
The softening influence of the gentler
sex is noticeable in the vicinity of Tow
Hill, when the boys come to town clean
shaved and tidy, instead of with unkempt beards and ragged overalls.
The Francis Bros, of Swan Creek are
busy building a wagon road to Tow Hill.
It is their intention to bring in a team
in the spring. "       /
Another trail is under construction
from Messrs. Harrison and Philips, on\
section 1007, in a southerly direction, td
join the existing trail in the vicinity of
Cape Fife.
Bert Swain has been continuing the
" Klicki-Damen Creek " trail through to
Geo. Cobbs.
The following local appointments as
commissioners for the Skeena Electoral
District appeared in last week's Gazette:
Wm. G. Reinhart, Queen Charlotte ;
Austin Richardson, Lawn Hill; Chas.
Turney, Jr., Tl-el; J. B. Gillatt, Sandspit ; W. E. Ley, Copper Bay.
Mrs. Austin of Prince Rupert passed
through on the "John" on a visit to
her husband at Cumstiewa, where Mr.
Austin is engaged conducting assays on
the property of the Queen Charlotte
Mining and Development Co.
5.5. AIME
A forty-one feet Steam Tug, the most
powerful boat on Graham Island,
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
Inquire at Premier Hotel for owners,
or at "Islander" Office.
An Ideal Place to Spend
a Vacation.
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.
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.
Carpenter and
General Contractor
Queen Charlotte.
GLASS,     PUTTY     Etc.,
always in stock.
Funeral Director.
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.
White Wyandotte Cockerels, with rose
comb, and Buff Orpington Cockerels ;
all pure bred.—Apply Capt. Gillatt,
Sandspit, Moresby Island.
Mill Boarding House
W. Scowcroft.
Board   and  Beds  at  reasonable rates.
Roast Beef,       -      20c. per lb.
Round Steak     -      20c. per lb.   -
Boiling,   - 16c. and 18c. per lb. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Too Hot?
Drink Blue Ribbon Beer
Too Cold?
Drink P. & 0. Scotch or Corby's 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.
The Pioneer Liquor House of Northern B.C.
Mclntyre Block, Third Avenue, Prince Rupert. P.O. Box 319
Empress Hotel
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
We Supply the Farm, House, Camp and Mine and Save
the Buyer Money.
Write for our Price List
Largest Stock in Northern B. C.
If there is anything you want people to know Say it Thro the "Islander.
(Continued from page 1.)
coal lands in the reserve area, so that
practically the land set aside for preemption purposes is tied up with coal
licenses. I and many more on this
island are anxiously>awaiting to see how
this crisis will end, but in the meantime
hundreds of would be setters are debarred by these restrictions from taking
up homesteads, and hundreds more have
had great difficulty in obtaining records
owing to so much land being tied up
with coal licenses that they really did
not know when locating whether they
were on coal land or not. In concluding
this article I cannot do better than quote
a poem composed by one of our poetical
settlers on the difficulties of obtaining a
pre-emption claim on Graham Island.
He signs himself "Sollecks Tillicum,"
and his poem is entitled "The Lament
of the Graham Islander."
(To be continued next week.)
The Lament of the Graham Islander; /
What is our Island coming to, we
ask the passer-by, *
Since coal and timber cruisers got
their finger in the pie?
You find their stakes from shore to
shore, no matter where go,
And when the farmer comes along
he finds his cake all dough.
When you write down to Victoria
about this island shore
They send you books and papers
and pamphlets by the score;
They tell you farming land is good,
but they forget to say
That as far as getting it's concerned,
you'd better stay away.
These books tell all about the vast
amount of farming land,
And paint a glowing picture of a
future near at hand
When steamboats come and railroads run,
of canneries galore
Where you can sell your produce, all
you raise, and them some more.
But when the people get here and
start to look it o'er
They find that timber limits run a mile
back from every shore;
They find the whole blam'd country
stak'd for coal and oil and tree,
iAnd if they want to get a farm, they'll
\      have to stake the sea.
And the sea as far as that's concerned,
is staked for fish and clam
And submarine, and Lord knows what—
it's just as bad as land.
Oh, take a tip, you land-seekers, and
do not wend your way
To Graham Isle to pre-empt; you'll
find it does not pay.
The thing that bothers us the most,
what we can't understand,
Is why the Gov'nment advertises to
settle up the land ?
It's like the treacherous lion who'd
lure the deer into his lair.
Are they in league with steamboat
lines for a rake-off on the fare?
I could name men here among us,
who have travel'd many a mile
On the strength of pamphlets they've
got regarding Graham Isle.
And if you don't 'believe me, come
and see; you'll find it so,
For they're still awaiting records,
on land stak'd a year ago.
Now it may be just and legal to
play this little game,
But to those who come and those
right here,
It's a downright dirty shame
To encourage people to a land, as
I've already said,
With trees stak'd o'er and coal below
they'd better far be dead.
All east of Massett Inlet was reserv'd
six years ago
From purchase, lease and timber,
then we though we'd a show,
But novr its covered up with coal
and oil and lease as well,
And a pre-emptor couldn't get a
spadeful if he were to go h—1!
Oh, yes! the prospects here, my lads,
for farmers are a fake,
You may as well stay where you are
and dream about our stakes.
We who are here will linger on and try
to live in peace,
Until some cruiser comes along and
stakes the ducks and geese!
Tow Hill General
= Store =====
Goods delivered to all points along the
North Beach between Massett and Rose
Spit by arrangement.
Henry Edenshaw*s Power Sloop
"Josephine "
Union Engine 15 H.P.
Is open for Charter by the. Day or Week
for the carrying of Freight to any point
on the Queen Charlotte Islands.
The "Josephine " is the largest power
boat on the Queen Charlottes and makes
regular trips to the West Coast.
For further particulars and information apply to
Henry Edenshaw, Massett.
A. Faulds, M. L M. E.
Consulting Mining Engineer
Examinations  and   development on
Coal,   Metal,  Oil,   etc'
709 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, B. C.
The Insurance People
Plate Glass
Employer's Liability
Contractors' and Personal Bonds
Policies Written Direct.
Mack Realty & Insurance Co.
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
Watchmaker  and   Jeweler
Prince Rupert, B.C.       P.O. Box 449
Complete Stock of Patent Medicines,
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries
The      Pioneer      Druggist
Jh. Kaien Hardware Co.
Builders' Supplies       Tools        Paints
Paints    Oils    Glass    Stoves    Ranges
Tin and Hardware.
Prince Rupert, B.C.     P.O. Drawer 1524
Sixth Street, between 3rd Ave. and Fraser
Pioneer Cleaners
Reliable work in Cleaning, Pressing and
Repairing.    French Dry Cleaning
a Specialty.
Frizzeirs Meat Market
Batcher 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.
PRINCE RUPERT,       -      -      B. C.
For a Strictly up-to-date
Tailor Made Suit
Merchant Tailors
When in Prince Rupert
Martin O'Reilly
Fine Tailored Clothing
Furnishings, etc.
Hotel Central
Peter Black, Prop.
Spacious Travelers' Sample
Steam Heated Electric Bells
Corner First Avenue and Seventh Street
Savoy Hotel
American  and  European  Plan
The only House in Prince Rupert
with hot and cold running water
in all rooms.
Rooms 50c. up.
q Only the Best Brands of Liquors
and Cigars carried.
Comer 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
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
Stephen Jones
The A. W. Edge
Importers and Dealers in
Wallpapers, Burlaps,  Moulding
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Glass,
Brushes, etc.
Prince Rupert, B. C.
J. Piercy, Morris & Co.
Wholesale Gents' Furnishings
Oiled and Rubber Clothing
House Furnishings. Stationery, etc.
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
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.
710 Bower Bnilding, 534 Granville St.
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,
Wa3h., intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted in the S. W. Corner
of Sec. 32, Tp. 9, Graham Island, thence
80 chains north, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains
west to place of beginning, containing
640 acres.
Located Jan. 17th, 1912.
Witness: Henry Osterman
J. W. Coovert.   PerC. D. Emmons, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, George H. Snell,
occupation capitalist, of Walla Walla,
Wash., intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted in the N. W. Corner
of Sec. 29, Tp. 9, Graham Island, thence
80 chains south, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
west to place of beginning, containing
640 acres.
Located Jan. 17th, 1912.
Witness: George H. Snell
J. W. Coovert.    PerC. D. Emmons, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, George H. Snell,
occupation capitalist, of Walla Walla,
Wash., intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted in the S. E. Corner
of Sec. 31, Tp. 9, Graham Island, thence
80 chains north, thence 80 chains west,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains
east to place of beginning, containing
640 acres.
Located Jan. 17th, 1912.
Witness: George H. Snell
J. W. Coovert.   Per C. D. Emmons, agt.


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