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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. 3, No. 34
MASSETT, GRAHAM ISLAND, B.C., SATURDAY, JUNE 13,  1914
5 Cents per Copy
Oil Boom Is Predicted
For Queen Charlotte Islands
Attention  Now  Being Directed  Towards  Oil Fields  of Graham Island—-
Drilling Operations To Be Resumed Shortly.
Local News Items
"It looks as if the Calgary oil boom
had struck Vancouver," remarked
J. W. Couvert, C.E., M. E., in conversation with the Vancouver Sun last week.
"I am glad to see it, for it will doubtless lead to an, interest being taken in
our own oil resources in this province."
Mr. Couvert has recently visited
Graham island, where he investigated
and reported upon the oil fields of B'ue
creek, surrounding Otard bay.
"If the people of Vancouver knew as
much about those oil fields as they do
about the Calgary oil fields even now,
there would be a rush for them.
"I have," he went on to say, "seen
a good many oil fields in the raw, but
never have I seen stronger indications
of oil nor better conditions for exploring and developing an oil field than
I found at Otard bay. The showings
extend from Otard bay north to Frederick island, about23 miles. The field,
on account of the absence of overburden
or gravel, is very easy to explore and
trace, as the shales are right at the
top. This makes the selection of a well
site a very simple matter, as the
anticlines, folds, etc., in the geology
are plainly visible.
Geologically speaking, the country
has never been disturbed. This means
that the oil originally deposited in the
cavities, folds and pores of the rock is
still there. Either by heat at the surface or from presure below oil has
found its way into the softer calcite
seams which cross the formation and
it has come to the surface, saturating
the shales and leaving seams of bitumen and asphaltum. The character
of the oil is easily shown by the frequent occurrence on the surface of big
lumps of pure parafin wax. Some of
these, weighing thirty and forty pounds,
have been found. The wax is just as
pure as any you will find in a wax candle.
The fact that this oil undoubtedly has a
paraffin base makes the discovery of
great interest, as such an oil is many
times more valuable than the California
fuel oil. Paraffin oil contains over 240
byproducts which give it great   value.
"It is little less than a crime of
negligence that those fields have not
been proven before now," continued
Mr. Couvert.
"One company has been struggling
along for several years trying to raise
capital to finish their well. They are
now down 850 feet and the surface
indications has been fully corroborated
by the log of the well showing the var
ious strata through which the drill has
passed. It is estimated that 450 feet
more at a cost of a few thousand dollars will-tap the oil. Between 600 and
700 feet hot water was encountered.
In the Texas oil fields that was a sure
sign of a gusher. While I do not say a
gusher will be found at Otard bay,
there is no reason why one ahould not
be found. The presure upon the oil is
evidently very great, judging by the
way it has been forced up through the
soft calcite seams. At the outcrops of
those seams the oil evaporated, leaving
a seal of asphalt or bitumen   or wax."
The company to which Mr. Covert
referred is a private corporation which
a couple of years ago began to drill for
oil. They had bad luck with their first
hole, losing their tools, an accident
which not infrequently happens in
boring operations. However, their
second attemp has been successful,
and the hole is now down more than
twothirds of the distance to the oil.
The drill plant is intact, as are all the
necessary buildings just as they were
when the company ceased operations,
less then a year ago, from lack of
funds.
So impregnated are the surface rocks
with oil that four ounces of oil was
recently distilled from three pounds of
rock. That in itself would make the
mining of the rock a paying proposition.
Everything seems to be in favor of
the Otard oil fields. Otard bay is an
excellent sheltered harbor with water
so deep that the biggest ocean liners
can tie up alongside the shore rocks.
There is plenty of timber and the climatic conditions are entirely satisfactory for oil operations.
"The development of that field would
mean a big thing for Vancouver," said
Mr. Couvert. "The people of this city
should get busy on both Graham island
and other oilfields in this province, for
there is every reason to believe there
are as large deposits and much higher
grade oil than those found in Alberta.
Vancouver has a great opportunity here
and investors need take but little risk
as the amount required to finish proving
the field is not more than $8,000 or $10,-
000 at the outside, and perhaps as low
as $5,000. The completion of the well
at Otard bay will prove the field and
that sum is all that is required to do it.
When it is proved you will have the
basis of as good an oil boom in Vancouver as Calgary is now enjoying,"
he said in conclusion. -
Mrs. Long, senr., left for the South
on the last boat.
Mr. Dennis, representing Tisdall's
Ltd., of Vancouver, was in Massett
last Tuesday.
Mr. Peter Wallace, of the Wallace
Fisheries, came in on the last boat and
went over to Naden Harbor.
The Dominion Day committees will
meet on Monday night to make arrangements for the celebration.
Mr. Chas. Harrison received a cable
on Thursday announcing the safe arrival of Mrs. Harrison at London, Eng.
Mr. Bennett made a flying trip in last
week. He had not been here since 1909
and was astounded at the developments
since that time.
The road crew got started on the
Drizzle Lake road last Mondsy. Fred
McGregor is again in charge this year
to the general satisfaction of all.
Clearing has been started on Harrison
Avenue, from Main Street to Dick
Davis' barn. This will make a lot of
valuable property more accessible.
Dr. Graves was taken over to the
west coast during the week by the
Josephine. He had been called to attend Mr. Holmes, B. C. L. S., who has
been ill since leaving Massett.
J. C. A. Long, B.C.L.S., was in town
on Thursday and went up on the afternoon tide, bound for camp. He is now
camped about 35 miles up the Yakoun
river and reports all the boys well and
happy.
D. G. S. Lillooet, Capt. Musgrave,
came into the Inlet on Thursday and
proceeded up to Port Clements. This
morning the Lillooet anchored off the
Massett wharf and Capt. Murgrave
came ashore on business.
J. K. Anderson now holds the speed
record from Massett to Tow Hill. After
an arduous day's tennis last Saturday,
he left for home on his bicycle. The
time occupied from when he struck the
beach to Tow Hill was just thirty-three
minutes. Of course he didn't do it all
himself. The gentle nor'wester that
was blowing about then didn't hurt any.
Capt. Nicholson, manager of the G.
T.P. Steamship Co., was in Massett for
a few hours last boat day, having made
the round trip oh the Prince Albert.
Whlist here he expressed his satisfaction
at the way things are developing on
Graham Island, though he states that
so far the service has been maintained
at a heavy loss. However this is only
what might be expected at the start
and has always been the history elsewhere. As with the railroad, they are
building for the future, and the future
trade of the Queen Charlotte Islands is
something that the G. T. P. cannot
afford to neglect.
The following registered at the Hotel
St. Ives during the week: C. M.
Wilson, Delkatlah; C. H. Dennis, Vancouver; G. B. Hull, Prince Rupert;
J. A. Miller, Prince Rupert; Mrs Brown
Vancouver; D. Mcintosh, Victoria; A.
E. Johnston, Victoria; G. W. Cramer,
Victoria; James Adam, Toronto; A. S.
Christie, Ladysmith.
G. B. Hull, district engineer for the
Dominion Government, and his assistant, J, A. Miller, arrived from Prince
Rupert on the last boat. Whiist here
they made trips of inspection to Tow
Hill, Port Clements and Woden River.
They are much impressed with the development since their last visit and also
with the magnificent weather we are
enjoying.
It would be advisable for the government to appoint a Judge to hear cases
under the Small Debts Act. Under
existing circumstances, all cases of
this kind are taken to Prince Rupert,
where the expense of travelling is more
than the amount involved, generally.
There is no reason why cases of a trivial character should not be adjudicated
on the islands.
The annual meeting of the Overseas
Club Farthest West Branch, was held
in Massett last Monday. The officers
for 1914 were re-elected, being Charles
Harrison, president; Chas. Spence, vice-
president; A. E. Jessup. seey.-treas.
Messrs. Allan Orr and J. M. Campbell
were elected to fill two vacancies on the
Executive. The Clnb propose to meet
at least once a month in future and to
pursue a vigorous programme for the
benefit of the members and the community.
Mr. A. S. Christie, of Ladysmith, accompanied by Mr. Jas. Adam of Toronto, Capt. D. Mcintosh, A. E. Johnston
and G. W. Cramer of Victoria, arrived
on the last steamer. They are all
large holders of Graham Island property,
principally at the north end, and have
been looking over their holdings during
the week. They are all delighted with
Graham Island and predict a big number of prairie farmers will locate here
next fall. Our weather too has impressed th.m very much.
The "Salal" Question.
Editor Islander,—Considering that
your correspondent reverts to insinuations and personalities, in arguing a
question, there is nothing more to be
said than that it may suit some to
judge others by their own standard,
and if that is any satisfaction to a correspondent, who desires to see his
name attached to such articles, in public print, he is welcome to "corral and
fatten cattle on sorrel" to his heart's
content, if he considers it proper food
for our animals. Old Timer. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
J. M. CAMPBELL, Publisher.
SUBSCRIPTION
In Canada, $2.00; Foreign, $3.00
per annum, in advance.
Advertising Rates
Contract Advertisements $1.50 per
inch per month.
Single insertions $1.00 per inch
per week.
Legal Notices, Government Rates.
Massett, B C, Saturday, June 13,1914
Board Of Trade.
It is becoming absolutely necessary
to have a combination of interests on
the Queen Charlotte islands to obtain
what is required and to become unanimous in our petitions and protests.
The individual, within his rights, will
often take up matters solely for his own
benefit which are not conducive to the
welfare of the community. Our public
men, such as the representative, road
superintendents, and others are "badgered" to death by this one and that
requiring appropriations,   while  there
is no-one at present to bring forward
public matters that mean a great deal
to the whole community. It may be
wise to have local political organizations
affiliated with thegoverment in power;
but the settler would prefer to belong
to an organization which would mean
independence of action, irrespective of
political creed. We have been under
the two forms of government during
the time the islands have been settled.
Each, in their own peculiar way had
certain advantages, and most likely
accomplished all that could be expected
of them. It is not our desire to laud
or criticize adversely either party in
this article, what we are endeavoring
to show is the bringing together of all
persons interested in the welfare of the
whole community. The individual may
have certain prestige, in matters that
affect only himself; how much more
will the collective voters and residents
of the islands be listened to when they
meet and discuss the welfare of all?
A Board of Trade need not necessarilly
consist of the business men of the
islands solely. The premptor, land
owner, timberman, miner, and those
engaged in other pursuits, would be
welcome to membership, and there
would be an organization formed which
would always safeguard the interests
of the island, advertising it and assisting in the upbuilding of the whole
country. We are now growing in
importance, and our interests are not
secondary to Prince Rupert or any
other part of the Province. With an
organization composed of the majority
of the residents, it will be apparent
that a great advance can be made.
We would suggest that a meeting be
held on the evening of Dominion Day,
to discuss and organize an association
of this description.
The
White Inn
" The Home of The Boys "
Mrs. WHITE, Proprietress
Meals, Forty Cents
Special Rates to Steady
Boarders
ROOMS, 50c.
Tenders For Hospital
Sealed Tenders, addressed to the undersigned and endorsed on the envelopes
"Tender for Massett Hospital," will be
received up to Noon of the 16th day of
June, 1914, for the erection and completion of Hospital building at Massett.
Plans and s>pecificati ns may be seen
at the office of Mr. Jas. Martin, Massett.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted cheque on a chartered bank
for ten per cent, of the amount of the
tenderj payable to the order of the undersigned, which amount will be forfeited if the person or persons tendering
decline to enter into a contract when
called upon to do so or fail to complete
the work contracted for.
The lowest br any tender not necessarily accepted.
CHARLES HARRISON,
Secretary Hospital Board.
Massett, 16th May, 1914.
Hiellen River.
There are many beauty spots on
Graham island and it is the time of the
year to visit them. In our meanderings
it was fortunate, says a, resident of
Massett, that I looked up Hiellen river,
beneath the towering sides of Tow Hill.
On the banks of the river is a small
settlement where J. K. Anderson,
Notary Public, Storekeeper, Postmaster and all-round good-fellow is
located, and a prettier spot cannot be
found. The Hiellen river, running past
his store and residence, is a great
resort for trout, and the Indian reserve
has a totem pole standing erect that
is the best piece of carving in the
northern country. The walk from
Massett only occupied four hours along
the famous sand beach over which automobiles will be shortly running. A
number of settlers arejcamped along the
sea coast and have taken up pre-emption.
Mrs. M. Tugwell has a stopping-place
between Hiellen and Sangin rivers,
where the hungry traveler may find a
good meal. The walk or drive is one
of the grandest, from a scenic point of
view, in the North and is along a sandy
beach that cannot be excelled. Rev.
W. Crarey holds monthly services, at
Hiellen, and will officiate there tomorrow.
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HOTEL ST. IVES
Massett, Graham Island, B. C.
The oldest and most popular Hostelry on the Island
Excellent Table. Special Rates to Steady Boarders
Clean Airy Rooms. Fine Stock of Liquors
Excellent Shooting and Fishing in Vicinity
Gasoline Launches for Hire
YAKOUN HOTEL
QUEENSTOWN,
Graham Island, B. C.
Up-to-date Excellent Service No Bar in connection
First-class accommodation for holiday parties
Good boating, fishing and hunting close by.    Fast gasoline boat for charter
B. L. TINGLEY, Prop.
B. L. TINGLEY
GENERAL STORE
Queenstown, Massett Inlet, B. C.
Best Quality of goods at the right price
Call and be convinced that we can save you money on your supplies
Our Motto—Small Profits and Quick Returns
Try our Famed TEAS, COFFEES, HAMS and BACON
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
HARDWARE        DRY GOODS        BOOTS and SHOES, Etc., Etc.
Goods delivered by arrangement Gasoline Boat for Charter
GASOLINE FOR SALE
The Islander $2.00 a year
THE ONLY NEWSPAPER PRINTED
ON THE ISLANDS
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QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Steamships
Prince Albert
and
Prince John
Maintain weekly service between
Massett, etc., and Prince Rupert,
making close connections at Prince
Rupert for the South.
Special Summer Excursions to the
East and Old Country.
Prince Rupert to Montreal and return ---       - $141.00
Prince Rupert to Toronto and return ---- $128.00
Prince Rupert to New York and return ---       - $144.50
Prince Rupert to Chicago and return ---       - $108.50
Rates to other points corresponding low.
For full information apply to
ALBERT DAVIDSON,
General Agent, Prince Rupert
E. J. Tingley
QUEENSTOWN, B. C.
Real Estate
Town Lots and Acreage
Coal and Oil Lands
Free and reliable information
given . regarding available preemption locations.
A large tract of Graham Island's
choicest agricultural land, comprising   over   100   locations,
recently released from the
coal rights and now open
to the Settler. This land
lies close to Queenstown  and offers a
golden opportunity to the home-
seeker.
Hichs & Cauthers
Pool Hall
Mr. Leary Has
Something To Say.
To the Editor Queen Charlotte Islander
Tobaccos, Cigars, Cigarettes
Candies and Soft Drinks
Books, Magazines, Dailies.
MASSETT,
GRAHAM ISLAND
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Dear Sir,—The Poet says:
Use the pen, there's magic in it,
Never let it lag behind ;
If the soul contains one gem of thought
The pen shall win it from the mind.
We enclose herewith a few gems, trusting same may be acceptable to yourself
and readers of your paper.
The Graham Island Provincial Govern-/
ment Experimental Farm.     \
Your correspondent made a short visit
to the Experimental Farm a few days
ago and""wTslven repaid for our trouble
by what we saw there. Mr. Richardson, the manager, is making splendid
progress along the line of testing out a
number of methods of treating the raw
swamp land. As there are large tracts
of this class of land throughout the
Queen Charlottes and the neighboring
mainland, this test work is of the
greatest importance to the whole northwestern portion of the Province. Given
ja not too expensive system of re'cTaTrTSP"
[tion and the muskeg land of Graham
Island will provide homes and support
for thousands of settlers./ And from
what we saw, we believe Mr. Richardson is in a fair way to demonstrate the
feasibility of bringing the muskeg under cultivation at a reasonable cost./
While the farm is ideal for testing
purposes, it is unfortunate that it is not
situated in a more accessible location.
But even in this respect it is fair, and
any data compiled from results here
should work out under almost any condition the settler may be called on to
face We would strongly urge all who
are intending to undertake reclamation
work, before doing so, to visit the Experimental Farm and see what has been
accomplished and is being done. By so
doing much loss and disappointment
can be averted and full benefit be derived from the scientific and painstaking
effort that is being made.
An Awful Example.
The pitiful spectacle presented by the
Settler begging for employment on the
public road work, would strike a more
sympathetic chord, were it not for the
fact that they themselves are to blame
Continued on next page.
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JAMES MARTIN
Wholesale and Retail Merchant
MASSETT INLET STORES
Everything in Merchandise, Surveyors' and Prospectors'
Outfits
Motor Boat Supplies of all kinds.
Gas     Engines     and     Machinery.
AGENCIES FOR
Canadian Fairbanks Morse Co. Gas Engines and
Machinery.
Holliday Engineering Co., Chicago.
Ferro Marine Engines, Standard 2 Cycle Motors.
Ridgeway's Teas and Coffees
Bucks' Stoves and Ranges
Eastman Kodaks and supplies
Commerical Union Assurance Co.
Fire I
nsurance.
\
E WILL HANDLE ALL KINDS OF PRODUCE
Massett
Nadu River
Queenstown
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Goods delivered in our own Motor Boat at reasonable rate
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Contractors' And Mining Machinery Supplies
Building Materials MARINE MOTORS Concrete Machinerv
Steel     Rails GASOLINE ENGINES ~"c™ ™c*«"*
Agricultural Implements CANADIAN RAND Wheels  and Axles
Teaming and Pump Wagons CO.'S PRODUCTS Dairy Supplies
C. H. HANDASYDE Jr., Prince Rapert, B.C.
P.O. Drawer 1663
Office: 327 Second Ave. ■pivHi m
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
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7/je Live Wire of
Graham Island
Why not invest now while prices
are low ?
Special   inducements    to    home
builders and industries.
First come, first served.
Call or write
Chas. M. Adam
Owner
Graham Centre P.O., B.C.,
regarding the best proposition on
Graham Island.
Graham Centre
General Store
A Full Line of General
Merchandise.
Agent for:
ALLADIN LAMPS
The simplest, safest, brightest
and most economical oil lamp in
existence.    Call and investigate.
Western Union Fire and Life
Insurance.
Ladies Home Journal Patterns.
Pride of the West Overalls.
Ridgway's Teas and Coffee.
Lipton's Teas and Coffee.
Victoria Cross Spices.
Quaker Brand Canned Fruits and
Vegetables.
McClary Stoves and Ranges.
Address
C. M. Adam
Graham Centre, P.O., B. C.
WHEN BUYINGYEAST
INSIST ON HAVING
THIS PACKAGE
H. A. Swain       Delhatlah Cash Store
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W^OR ONTO .Ofe^/
Freight and Passenger Service between
MASSETT and TOW HILL
and way points.
Meets all boats.      'Phone White Creek
Passenger Rates:
Sangan, 75c. : White Creek, $1.00 ;
Tow Hill, $1.50;   Baggage extra.
Pre-emptovs Located.
Govt. Telephone Office      Notary Public
ALBERT    GOULET
General Merchant.
DECLINE SUBSTITUTES
WOM.'XMKttaBrjwt nmrvs u
for the unenviable position in which they
have landed. We must rule or be ruled.
If we will not take up our responsibilities as men, the Political Boss will see
to it that we sit up and beg like good
dogs for what should be our legitimate
rights.
Moral-DO, or BE DONE.
Bad Financing.
We wish to warn the local Political
Boss of dire disaster close on his trail.
"Cause—scarcity of funds ; " "Effect—
loss of prestige and Political Oblivion"
—already murmuring is heard in the
camp of the faithful. Having tasted
the Flesh Pots of your predecessors,
their stomachs rebel at the slim fare
you are providing them. You must take
into consideration that the class of
popularity you enjoy is based on favors
to be received, and the Price must be
paid.
History records that the successful
Ward Heeler is the one whe keeps his
followers working overtime. In the
Practical application of your brand of
Politics, it is customary to keep the
treasury full by levying on the unfaithful and those who, by reason ofc their
illegitimate pursuits, are beyond the
protection of the law. Vv'e would suggest that rather than lose your well
earned position (to say nothing of salary) it would be a good plan to hit up
the Blind Pigs and other like resorts.
These people who owe their very existence to the moral and financial support
of your system, should be, and no doubt
are, prepared to pay handsomely for
the immunity they enjoy.
Trusting these few remarks may be
acceptable and serve to avert the impending calamity.—Believe us to be,
Sincerely yonrs, W. J. LEARY.
Hydah, B.C., 20th May, 1914.
W. W. Wrathal
STATIONERY
Photo Supplies Amateur Finishing
Gramaphones and Records
Prince Rupert, B. C.
HOTEL MASSETT
Mrs. Marie L. G. Hudson, Proprietress
Special Rates to Steady Boarders.
Beds from 35c. to 50c.
Bright, Clean and Airy Rooms.
J. K. Anderson
General Merchant, Tow Hill
Special attention given to Settlers'
Requirements.
Agent for
International Harvester Company Ltd.
McClary's "Famous" Stoves.
Victor Gramaphones and Records.
Delivery made to any point on the
North Beach.
Stump Puller For Hire.
TERMS:
$2.00 per day ; $30.00 per month.
Any damage done to machine to be
made good by hirer.—Apply W. F.
HASTIE, Pool Room, Queenstown.
HALL FOR RENT.
A trial order will convince you.
On Parle Francais.
r     A      I L    Delkatlah
,   /i.   LCLfflD Shoe   Store
Boots, Shoes and Harness neatly
repaired.
Men's Women's and Children's Boots
kept in stock.
Leather and Shoe Findings for sale
Belt, Pistol, Holster and all   kinds of
Leather Cases made to order.
R. 0. DAVIES
GENERAL DRAYING
Lots Cleared hy Day or Contract
A. E. KENNEDY
Blacksmith and General Contractor
MASSETT, B.C.
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The Islander $2 a Year
Do You Want To
DRE-EMPT T  „nrb   •
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Fire, Life, Accident and other Insurance
General Brokerage and Commission
A. E. JESSUP
Islander Office Massett, B.C.
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Queen Charlotte Islands
Information Bureau
PRINCE RUPERT, B. C.
Information given regarding     *
Pre-Emptions. Coal. Oil, Timber, Fisheries and Real Estate.
Correspondence promptly answered.
List your Island property wjth us.
R. B. ENTWISLE
Hilditch Block Prince Rupert QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Hotel Central
Peter Black, Prop.
Spacious Travelers' Sample
Room.1
Steam Heated Electric Bells
Corner First Avenue and Seventh Street
PRINCE RUPERi.
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
Hotel Winters
Cor. Abbott and Water Streets
VANCOUVER, B. C.
European Plan   -   $1.00 to $2.50
Rooms with Baths.
Hot and cold water.    Steam heated.
Bus meets all boats and trains
J. A. LEROY     Proprietors      J. NATION
A. R. MALLORY
Notary Public and Conveyancer
Real Estate and Insurance
Office of E. J. Tingley
Queenstown, B. C. |
F. Nash, B.C.L.S.,
Queenstown, B.C.        t
(Of Brownlee, Nash & Davidson)
Dom. and B. C. Land Surveyors
325 HOMER  ST.,  VANCOUVER.
Surveys of Coal  Licenses, Mineral
Claims and Subdivisions.
The Planing and Survey of Town-
\    sites a Speciality.
A. W. De Lisle
Builder and Contractor
Queenstown
Plans, Specifications, Estimates and
Contracts given on request.
Thoroughly reliable work guaranteed
The Islander $2 a Year
Woden Notes.
Mr. Hoecks returned last week and
brought Mr. Seiver with him. Mr.
Seiver has looked over the country and
has decided to file here as the Woden
looks good to him.
Provincial Constable Condon was a
visitor last Wednesday for a short time.
Arthur Robertson and party stopped
here Sunday until the evening tide.
Mr. and Mrs. Reece Dill and Miss
Dill left here last Sunday for Mr. Blue's
camp near Ship Island. They went
with Mr. Surl and party in his gasoline
boat.
Fritz Rampmaier is clearing off his
land on lst Avenue and has at the
present moment a fine big bush fire
going.
Messrs. McColl and Gerth came back
from the pole camp the other night.
From all appearances they were glad to
get home again.
Mrs. Hudson spent a few days here
last week and returned to Massett on
Friday.
-o-
A three-masted fishing schooner anchored at the bar at the mouth of the
inlet a few nights ago.
Henry Edenshaw made two trips to
the West Coast, last week with a party
of surveyors and supplies.
Robert Ridley returned from the fishing grounds off Langara Island and reports that the spring salmon run is commencing. One fisherman turned in
1100 pounds of fish last month.
Chief Harry Weah is the sole male
occupant of the village. His duties as
light-house keeper necessitates remaining during the fishing season.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
/^OAL mining rights of the Dominion
^ in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta^the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion of the
Province of British Columbia, may be
leased for a term of twenty-one years
at an annual rental of $1 an acre. Not
more than 2,560 acres will be leased to
one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in which the
rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territery the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if
the rights applied for are not available,
but not otherwise. A royalty shall be
paid on the merchantable output of the
mine at the rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of
merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished at least once
a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at the
rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application should
be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any
Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion Lands.
W. W. CORRY.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N. B.—Unauthorised publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
WODEN RIVER POST OFFICE
GOVERNMENT 'PHONE OFFICE
Woden River General Store
C. C. GRANGE, Proprietor
Dry Goods       Groceries       Boots and Shoes       Hardware
Furniture       Household Drugs        Fresh and Salt Meats
If our stock don't contain your wants
we can order anything on short notice
Launch Rosemary for Hire. Boat Supplies.
v    We want your produce.
Special Attention Given to Graham
Island Property
GOLD BELT REALTY COMPANY
307 Sixth Street, Prince Rupert, B.C.
GEO. D. TITE
THIRD  AVENUE
PRINCE RUPERT
Complete   Home   Furnisher
IRON BEDS
SPRING MATTRESSES
DRAPERIES
CARPET SQUARES
and LINOLEUMS
Diningroom and Bedroom Furniture
in all grades.
BLINDS, BRASS POLES
and TRIMMINGS
Upholstering Especiality.
P.O. Box 1647
v «k *» *,- i.-ivtct-a .*■_.. a*.. Six.-. aft*—law—' msmmmtim ntatstmsmsimuuamm
Hazelton Bros. !
BOAT BUILDERS
Woden River, B. C.
Agents   for   Diesel,    Detroit   and
Caille  Perfection  Motors.
Also Kermath 4-Cycle Motors.
Gasoline engines installed and
repaired.
Motor boat supplies  at  prices that
are right.
If you want a boat that is properly
modeled, built right, at a reasonable
price, call and see us.
Boats built to order.
Hotel Woden
Woden River, B.C.
Mrs. G. A. HAINES, Proprietress.
Good  Meals  and  Clean   Beds.
Bakery in Connection.
J. C. A. LONG
B. C. L. S.
Massett, Graham Island
Mineral Claims, Timber Limits, Coal
Licenses, Townsites and Subdivisions Surveyed.
Reports on Wharf Construction and
Water Power.
Wire or write
P. O. Box 332
M. S. McDOUGALL
Asst. Manager.
Job Printing Islander Office
ENVELOPES
STATEMENTS
LETTERHEADS
BUSINESS CARDS
BLOTTERS QUEEN CHARLOTTE 1SLANDE
& Company     /mPortmg *•;"*
v  . n .     n   T Prince Rupert, P. C.
Prince Rupert, B. t. 	
Wholesale  Wines and  Liquors
Aerated   Water   Manufacturers
We have the largest and best stock of
DRY GOODS,     LADIES' WEAR
MEN'S FURNISHINGS
SHOES
in Northern B. C, and only handle the
best qualities obtainable, selling these
at very close prices.
FINEST STOCK IN NORTHERN B. C.
Send us your mail orders.
Satisfaction   guaranteed.
The
Monkey Winch
STUMP PULLER
Is   now   well    and   favorably   known
throughout the North.
Note the new address for prompt
shipments:
ROBERT CROSS
1211 Dominion Bldg., Vancouver, B.C.
If you are not acquainted with
this machine and its work write for
particulars.
LAND ACT.
Family Trade a specialty.
All mail orders promptly executed.
BOOKS and STATIONERY     GRAMAPHONES
OFFICE FURNITURE KODAKS
DRAWING MATERIALS        CHARTS
REMINGTON TYPEWRITERS
McRae Bros, fejgg RuP<*t
Grand  Trunk  Pacific Railway  Official
Watch Inspector
R. W. CAMERON
Watchmaker  and   Jeweler
Prince Rupert, B.C.       P.O. Box 494
What's the matter with you
Pessimists ?
If you knew as much as I do about the future of Delkatlah Bay
you would be chasing me up with payments on your lots.
The farming may be a little slow in developing, and the coal seams
hard to trace in paying quantities, but Delkatlah is on the eve of development as a Winter Tourist Resort which will place it only second to Prinee
Rupert in Northern British Columbia.
I am not a prophet, for such prophecy only requires the application of
ordinary common sense.
Buying lots in Delkatlah is like sowing seed—the money disappears like
the seed in the ground only to spring up and yield ten fold.
Canada needs no summer resort, it has all the summer climate it wants,
but from Nova Scotia to the Rockies it needs a winter climate, and that's
what we have. The Spring is the time to sow seed. Sow your wages in a
lot at the rate of $5.00 a month and have a home in town.
Immediately back of Delkatlah pre-emptipns are being taken up at the
rate of ten a week.    That will soon increase values.
Chas. M. Wilson, Owner, Delkatlah
Graham Island Information Bureau, Prince Rupert, Agents
European Plan
Licensed Bar
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District.
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Edmund C. Stevens,
of  Skidegate,   occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described  lands:    Commencing at a post planted at the Southeast side of Triangle Island, Skidegate
Inlet,   thence north along shoreiine 20
chains, thence west along shoreline 20
chains, thence south along shoreline 20
chains, thence east along shoreline 20
chains to point of commencement, containing 40 acres more or less, being the
whole of Triangle Island,
Date February 5, 1914
dffp 18    , Edmund C. Stevens
LAND ACT.
Royal Hotel
Corley & Burgess, Proprietors
Third Avenue and Sixth Street
PRINCE RUPERT
Rooms: 50c, 75c, $1.00
Steam Heat Hot Water
Skeena Land District-Districtof Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take   notice   that   Edward   Francis
Evans, of   Massett, B. C.   occupation
farmer, intends to apply for permission
to lease the following described lands,
being tide-flat, for ten years: Commencing at a post planted   by the west  1-4
post of  Section 425,   Kumdis Slough,
Masset   Inlet,   thence  west 5  chains,
thence north-east following east side of
sloueh 29 chains, thence east 3 chains
to west boundary  of  Lot .340, thence
south-west 29 chains to point of commencement,   containing 11 acres more
or ,ess* Edward Francis Evans.™
Date January 5th, 1914.
D. 2nd P.—May 16
Henry Edenshaw's Power Sloop
" Josephine "
Union Engine 16 H.P.
Is open for Charter by the Day or Week
for the carrying of Freight to any point
on the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Weekly mail service to Naden Harbor, leaving Massett every Tuesday.
For further particulars and information apply to
Henry Edenshaw, Massett.
C. H. ORME
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.
Drugs, Patent Medicines, Prescriptions
Kodaks and Supplies at Catalogue
Prices.
Special Attention to Mail Orders.
Frizzell's Meat Market
GEO. J. FRIZZELL
=  BUTCHER and PROVISION DEALER
       ____. BUTCHER and fKUVioiuiN uE,rt.i-.^iv
COTTAGE FOR  RENT   at    Queen gpeciai attention given to Mail Orders.
Charlotte City ; waterfront, nice view. 	
Apply Fairbairn,   Queen Charlotte, or       pR1NC£ RUPERT, B. C.
Campbell, Islander Office.
LUMBER
LUMBER
»ii»«l.JH°ram.W" jgggBS
W. L. BARTON
Manufacturer   and  Dealer in  Lumber
Queenstown, Massett Inlet
Dry Spruce Lumber for House Building
Dry Cedar for Boat Building
Dimension and all kinds of Rough Lumber Supplied
Empress Hotel
PRINCE RUPERT,
B.C.
Private telephones in every room. Hot and Cold running water.
No extra charge for Baths.
Lunch Counter and Dining Room in Connection.
Bar Pool Room Barber Shop.
.     Well Heated
Electric Lighted    	
Centrally Located
Third Avenue

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