Arthur Gowing Prospecter
Arthur Gowing Returns From Graham Island Inspected British Pacific Coal Company's Property Fresh from our new north country, the Queen Charlotte Islands, which lie opposite the main land, between latitudes 54 and 52 and longitudes 133 and 131, Arthur Gowing, the well known prospeelor, arrived in this eity on the SS. Camosun Monday. Mr. Gowing has been absent from the city for the past four weeks, ids mission being to inspect for his own benefit the property of The British Pacific Coal Company, .Limited, situated on Skidegate Inlet, Graham Island, 80 miles from Prince liupert city. When.T. R. Morrow, trustee of The British Pacific Coal Company, Limited, announced on March 20 that he would offer shares in the company to the public for the first time, Mr, Gowing was the first man to respond Bharp at the hour of 9 a. m. on the day of the opening sale on March 2nd. He presented himself at the office of T, R, Morrow, 121 Hastings Street West and took up a large block of shares and is, therefore, the first shareholder on the books. In order to further satisfy himself regarding conditions of the company's property and the actual wealth of coal, Mr. Gowing made the trip north. The interview (given to a member of the press) herewith is particularly flattering. In his own words Mr. Gowing tells just what he found. He also expresses himself as a miner of 20 years' experience as to the possibilities of the property. v ...... It is needless to say that Mr. Gowing Is particularly pleased with his investment in the shares of this company's property, and his many friends will no doubt appreciate tho very complete manner in which he describes the holdings of the company and the prospects for immediate profits, owing to tho early shipment of coal. H is unfortunate that Mr, Gowing left the properly two days before tho arrival of tho miners Hnd superintendent who passed his boat southbound in the SS. Beatrice of the Canadian Pacific line. Mr. Gowing says J "I proceeded from Queen Charlotte, at which point I landed on Graham Island, via the SS. Amur, Ci P, 11. Steamship Line. In one hour's time I was standing on tho workings of Tho British Pacific Coal Company. "It was a particularly clear day, and the view from a gentle slope looking over Skide - gato Inlet was particularly beautiful and the surface of Skidegato harbor was scarcely ruffled. , The timber that covers tho surfaco of tho property is composed of spruce, hemlock and yellow cedar, tho trees of the latter being exceptionally large and of great commercial value. "Your title to the projterty, embracing as it does the timber and surface privileges, represents a great deal of wealth. "The yellow cedar alone would run into millions of feet. "I have talked with timber cruisers and men who have been over every foot of the company's property, and the most conservative statement that they made in conjunction with the timber wealth was $750,000. "The Boil on the property is exceptionally fine for mixed farming. "About the coal I have brought back with ne two largo sacks of coal which I picked on the surface of the property. "P is anthracite coal of the finest quality. "My 20 years experience in mining enables ne to express in the words of the prospector thi statement that the property of The British Pacific Coal Company is exceptionally rich in coal. "On section 26, which is about a mile and a quarter back from the harbor, I measured an outcropping of coal 16 feet in thickness. , This was anthracite of tho finest quality. It was here that I picked some samples. "I found many other outcroppings elsewhere on the property. "The fact that the coal outcrops to the surface naturally makes the property an easy: shipper. The men who passed me en route in charge of the superintendent on the SS. Beatrice and who pre r.ow on the property should have no trouble in Lrirging coal to the water's edge from thi3 team end many others on the property with vory little preliminary work. "I predict The British Pacific Coal Company to be one of the earliest shippers on Graham Island and is the only coal company working on this island at the present time. ''I endorse .the views and reports of the engineer, Alexander I'aulds, and think that he is eery conservative when he says there is 36, - 000,000 tons of coal in one scam. "I feel satisfied with my investment in the shares of the company and am glad that I am the first shareholder in The British Pacific Coal Company. "I know this is a good proposition, as good fis any coal company in North America in mv opinion. It's a property which no doubt would have been opened up and developed years ago had the country tributary to the property been peopled or in the pathway of development and settlement. "However the "completion of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway establishing, as it does, one of the greatest seaports on the Pacific C6at at Prince Rupert, actually makes a market for the output unparalleled on the Pacific Coast. You have the coal, and in Skidegate Inlet one of the finest harbors on the Pacific Coast. "The Queen Charlotte Islands. I am sorry to say, liavo not been properly brought before the public as yet, and in consequence thereof there are many of the resources still untouched and undeveloped. "The fisheries of Queen Charlotte Islands are greater than any other like area or extensive shore line in the world. This is Canada' last fishing field. Millions of pounds of fish go to waste each year in the creeks and small harbors of the Queen Charlotte Islands. "The Moresby Island Lumber Company cut down one tree of spruce last year which ran 31800 feet. These giants of the forests are unlimited in number. "Queen Charlotte Islands will surely become famous the world over for their rich deposits of copper. I personally inspected several copper properties on Moresby and Graham Islands which proved to be of high grade. "The climate on the cast coast of Graham Island is very similar to Victoria. At this season of the year there is very little rain. Strawberries come in on the east coast two weels earlier than on Vancouver Island. The winter is very short. "I predict that the east coast of Graham Island will bo the market gardens to supply fruit, vegetables and dairy products to Prince Rupert city. "In conclusion the shareholders in The British Pacific Coal Company are indeed fortunate in controlling such a wealthy property as is represented by the 8320 acres controlled by . the company. "I would not sell my shares in the company for five times their present price if I could not buy shares from the company at present price of 35c the share." Terms of sales of shares: Remember that you can buy shares on the easy payment plan. No application will be received for less than 100 shares; price 35c the (hares. A cash payment with application shall equal 10c per share. The remainder is payable in three equal monthly instalments. AH applications and cheques are to be directed to T. U. Morrow, trustee. Address all applications and maKe your cheques payable to T. R. Morrow, Trustee, at his office, 124 Hastings Street West Vancouver, B. C. Branch office, 421 Columbia Street, New Westminster, B. C. Both offices are open daily from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m.