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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. 50
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 1912.
5 Cents per Copy
'oiling Some
Untrue Statements.
The    Victoria    Times    in    a   recent
editorial made an unjustified attack on
the   Provincial  government  regarding
the treatment handed out to the Queen
Charlotte Islands.     Over  a  column is
devoted to the Islands in which many
untruthful  statements  are made,   and
we say right here that the Times does
not know the facts concerning the work
done by the government on the islands
or else it has not the least regard for
the truth.     Of course the Times being
an opposition newspaper any tale that
it gets hold  of  about the government
not doing the square thing is painted so
black that some light  is necessary to
dispel the gloomy feeling one gets when
perusing its editorial columns.     But in
a matter of criticism the Times should
be fair,   and  when  not  conversant to
facts, would be  better   to   leave  such
matters alone.    When there is any kick
coming to the government regarding the
treatment handed out to the settlers on
the Islands, we might inform the Times
that this is done in a  straightforward
way, and any grievance is always considered   and   rectified.      In   any   new
country the pioneer has always to face
many hardships and on the Queen Charlotte Islands there has been no exception.     We have here one of  the most
promising sections in the province and
considering  that  it  is   less  than four
years ago that there were no settlers to
speak of on   the Island,   our  progress
has been most marked.   When the Times
says   "there is no section of  the province that  has  been  so  neglected, so
deceived, and so outraged as have the
people of  these  islands," it does not
know what it is   talking  about.     The
only settlement on Graham Island four
years ago was at Lawn Hill.   Of course
there  were a few settlers on  Massett
Inlet, but widely scattered.   The appropriation that year for trails was about
$10,000.     Since  that  time new settlements have grown  and to   keep  pace
with our progress the appropriation for
public works was increased every year.
This  summer $51,000   is   being spent
on roads,  trails and  bridges, which is
proof enough  that  the  government is
alive to our requirements and keeping
abreast with the times.   Another statement made is " the largest appreciable
appropriation ever made for that section
of the country was $50,000  this  year,
and the government has so far given no
evidence that it intends to expend this
amount  for  the  purposes  designated.
Though  the  summer is nearly over no
road making has been done in the whole
territory."     Such  a bare-faced lie as
in the foregoing statement plainly shows
that the Times is not particular what it
prints.     For the benefit of the Times
we would like to say that the money is
being well spent, in fact better than in
any previous year, on roads, trails and
bridges. Work was started in May and
nearly two hundred men are employed.
A good wagon road now runs from
Skidegate to Tl-el river, a distance of
nearly forty miles. From Massett the
road is being built, via Tow Hill and
Cape Fife, to connect at Tl-el river.
Next year it will be possible to take a
team from Massett to Skidegate. Other
road and trails are being built on the
islands. The Times has also a lot to
say regarding the revenue derived by the
government from the islands, which it
figures out at $760,000. At the last
session of the Legislature a return was
asked and the total amount of revenue
was given by the Minister of Finance
as $245,271.41. So we can see how the
Times makes figures to suit its own
purposes. There is also a lot of bunkum
about the Premier and the Hon. Mr.
Bowser being warned to stay away from
the islands on their recent visit North,
as their reception would be anything
but a pleasant one, and that the Minister
of Public Works "has it in" for the
whole district, owing to a trip he made
some time ago from Massett to Queen
Charlotte. This is on par with the rest
of the editorial. When the Times states
that the Minister of Public Works is the
only minister who has visited the islands,
it is1 wrong. The Premier, Hon. Mr.
Bowser and Hon. Dr. Young have all
visited the islands. Should the Premier
or any of his ministers visit the islands
at any future time their reception would
be the very opposite from what the
Times says. Our member, Mr. William
Manson, has been indefatigable in his
efforts on behalf of the settlers, and
we can truthfully say that the people
on the islands are quite well satisfied-
with him as their representative and as
a member of the McBride government.
Local And General Items
Selects Sites For Lighthouses.
Col. W. P. Anderson, chief engineer
of the marine and fisheries department,
who visited the islands recently for the
purpose of inspecting proposed sites
for the establishment of aids to navigation, in view of the large ocean traffic
that will ensue with the completion of
the transcontinental of the G. T. P.
Col. Anderson visited Cape St. James,
Rose Spit and Langara Island, and on
his return to Ottawa he will recommend
the establishment of a powerful quick-
flashing light at Cape St. James, which
marks the southern extremity of the
Queen Charlotte Islands. It is expected
that work on the new lighthouse will
commence early next year. At Rose
Spit the chief engineer of the department looked over the ground for a suitable site for a lighthouse. The site for
the first order lighthouse at Langara
Island has been cleared and all the
material is on the ground.
A party of seventeen families from
Manitoba and the Middle Western States
will arrive in September and locate near
Queenstown, Massett Inlet.
Crop conditions in the three prairie
provinces were never better or more
promising at this time of the year. This
report is being sent out by the C. P. R.
as being received from all over the West.
The Prince Rupert City Council took
the first steps to welcome the Governor-
General on the 23rd September. Meetings will be held and a programme arranged. It would be in order to extend
an invitation to visit the large fishing
plants on the islands.
Men are leaving the construction
camps of the G. T. P. for the harvest
fields. A report is in circulation that a
general strike was called by the I. W. W.
They demand a nine hour day and $3.25
instead of $3.00.
Ed. Stevens of Skidegate is receiving
congratulations on the occasion of a son
and heir arriving in the household last
Wednesday. Mother and baby are progressing favorably.
The fishery cruiser Newington seized
the gasoline launch Bonita off Nitinat,
Vancouver Island. Rifle shooting was
indulged in before the crew of the
Bonita surrendered, and the cruiser
bumped the launch so forcibly that the
smaller craft turned turtle, throwing
the crew into the water.
The gasoline launch Tuladi, which
operated some time ago on the Victoria-
Sidney and Islands route, is being overhauled and a new cabin placed on the
vessel in preparation to enter service
on the Queen Charlotte Islands coast.
The approaching exhaustion of the
grade of red cedar used in Germany,
Britain, and the United States for the
manufacture of lead pencils is said to
be greatly worrying the manufacturers.
No less than six hundred tons of cedar
goes into lead pencils daily through the
world, and, of course, a like quantity is
whittled away by innumerable knives.
The finest red cedar in the province is
to be had on the Queen Charlottes and
the manufacturers need not worry yet
awhile as the islands can fill the bill for
many years to come.
While placing a huge valve weighing
1800 pounds in place at Seymour Creek
waterworks a few days ago, James
Omand, foreman at the pumping station,
was badly injured about the hip, sustaining severe internal injuries. He was
standing in the water up to his waist at
the time, guiding the huge valve into
position, when by some means it slipped
from the sling and fell on him. The injured man is well known to old timers
on Graham Island.
Are being placed in stock
every boat and all of the
latest styles and best
quality.
HATS     HATS
A few of the latest styles
in Stetson's just to hand.
A beautiful line of
SWEATERS both Ladies'
& Men's in assorted colors.
Don't forget us when
you want shoes.
BEATTIE'S
DEPT. DRUG STORE
QUEEN CHARLOTTE.
H
ardware
That bargain sale last month
cleaned out a lot of old stock. We
are replacing it with the best selection we can buy of
Gasoline Boat Supplies
Paint Tools
Kitchen ware
There's something here YOU
want.    Get it.
Dry Goods
Several pretty patterns of Prints
and Ginghams, Cretonne and Spot
Muslin, just in. Get yours before
the best are gone.
D. Cochrane
Groceries   Dry Goods
Hardware
Queen Charlotte ;
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 $2.00 per
inch per month.
Single insertions $1.00 per inch
per week.
Legal Notices, Government Rates.
LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS
Our Possible Oil Fields.
The report published on the possible
oil fields of Graham Island should induce
the government and railway management to take up the matter. In no
Canadian section of the Pacific Coast
has oil, in quantity, been discovered.
The best indications in the world exist
on the island -in several places, especially on the west coast. There is no reason
why we should not find vast beds of oil
beneath any part of Graham Island.
At Katalla, in Alaska, beds have been
opened ; but it requires money and backbone to develop our fields. During the
past year a company has been drilling
at Tiahn Point. They reached a few
hundred feet and met with difficulties,
which will be overcome. It is possible
that they will require to sink over two
thousand feet, and the further they go
down the better will be the class of oil
they will obtain. There has been no
dobut in the minds of every expert who
visited the west coast of Graham Island
that oil, in quantity, is located there.
The shale is in place ; tar exudes from
the crevices; paraffine has been dug up
near the surface; the drill now working
has gone through the proper limestone
and shale that is the best indication of
oil. A test made on the east coast
should give the same results. All that
is needed is capital. There are men
interested in claims who are willing to
place a drill and give a guarantee that
they will bore twenty-five hundred feet,
for a bonus of ten thousand dollars.
Only recently they offered fourteen
claims to obtain the necessary capital
to reach that depth. Unfortunately,
almost at the consummation of their
plans, the gentleman who intended to
furnish the capital died. The drill was
ordered and all arrangements made, but
death stepped in and upset all plans.
We feel sure that all claim owners would
be willing to pay a share towards the
introduction of an up-to-date plant. It
matters little where it would be located.
If oil is struck there would be a rush to
Graham Island that was never equalled
on the coast. Towns would spring up
as if by magic. We would supply the
large number of vessels now burning
oil, and the good results would astonish
the most optimistic. All that is needed
is the necessary capital to drill. In this
country and all over the west, people
invest in mining property on the surface
indications. On this Island we have the
best in the world to induce capital to
take up the drilling. If the railway
companies only understood the character
of the ground and the opportunities
offered, they would endeavour to have
the oil for their steamers from the beds
underlying Graham Island.
A flag-staff was erected at the Government buildings last Monday.
Fishing for spring salmon off Langara
island is over for the year. The catch
exceeded all previous years.
Dominion Government Engineer Miller
having completed the surveys for the
Sandspit wharf, left last Monday for
Prince Rupert.
Miss Carr, the Vancouver artist, has
been engaged in painting the Indian
villages and totem poles of the Queen
Charlotte Islands. After completing
the Skidegate reserve, the lady visited
Massett and sketched several villages.
Mr. F. C. Greene, M. E., superintendent of the Graham Island Coal and
Timber Syndicate, went out on the
" Albert" last Monday for Rupert.
Humpback salmon are running by
thousands. The Naden Harbor cannery
of the Wallace Fisheries caught ten
thousand in one night's fishing.
Mr. O. W. Rafuse and Mr. P. Slade,
of Vancouver, arrived last Monday from
the south. They are interested in coal
lands in this vicinity.
Among the recent arrivals at Massett
was Miss Nicholles, of Victoria; the
young lady visited several acquaintances
on the inlet who were pleased to meet
the former teacher of the Massett
school. Miss Nicholles, accompanied
by her aunt, Miss Carr, left for the
south on the Prince John.
J. H. Holliday, late of the B. C. Fisheries, Aliford Bay, went south last
week, en route for Australia.
Real estate at Queen Charlotte is
not so dead as some people think. Many
inquiries have been made lately and we
know of properties that changed hands
at increased prices.
W. Crippen, Ralph Reid, J. Ferguson
and a large number of business men
were in Massett recently. The Misses
Wallace and a number of school teachers
camped at Naden Harbor. Seton Carr,
the traveler and author, visited Langara
Island and engaged in fishing for spring
salmon, promising to return next season
with a party of tourists.
Mrs. Cameron and Mrs. Carter, of
Aliford Bay, visited Queen Charlotte
on Thursday.
Tho stumer Prince Albert brought
over the rails and cable for the tramway
being built on the property of the
British Pacific Coal Co. at Slate Chuck.
The steamer British Empire is making regular calls at Massett with freight.
Three large steamers were in the inlet
a short time ago, showing the growing
importance of the islands. Four years
ago a schooner appeared monthly, carrying the mails and passengers. There is
now a weekly steamboat service and
several vessels arriving with cargoes for
the settlers.
The Quadra, of the lighthouse service,
was at Langara island, having on board
Col. Anderson, chief engineer of the
marine and fisheries department, Ottawa. On Monday last the Jolliffe with
officials of the fisheries department
called at Naden Harbor and Massett.
Queen Charlotte
Real Estate
REAL SNAPS
Lot 10, Block 24
Without exception the best Corner in
the Townsite.     Water Front.
Lot 20, Block 14
All ploughed; fence posts set up; small
shack ; next to creek.
CASH OR TIME TO SUIT
LOTS   BOUGHT   AND   LISTED
J. L. BARGE
Real Estate Dealer
mm
Famous
"Prince"
Steamers
S.S.
A forty-one feet Steam Tug, the most
powerful boat on Graham Island,
FOR SALE OR FOR CHARTER
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
prices.
Inquire at Premier Hotel for owners,
or at "Islander" Office.
Prince Rupert and Prince George
FOR
VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA
and SEATTLE
Leave   Prince   Rupert   MONDAYS
and FRIDAYS at 9 a.m.
S. S. Prince John
Maintains weekly schedule to Massett and Naden Harbor, Queen Charlotte City, Skidegate, Pacofi, Lockeport, Jedway and all other Queen
Charlotte Island points (calling at
Cumshewa on 2nd and 4th trips of
each month only.)
GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY
Tri-weekly trains to Skeena Crossing.
Connections for Hazleton.
GOING EAST THIS YEAR ?
Use the Grand Trunk Railway System
from Chicago for all the principal
Eastern centres. Connections with
all lines from Pacific Coast.
For full information apply to
A. E. McMASTER,  General Agent
PRINCE RUPERT, B. C.
Agency for all Atlantic Steamship Lines
Wearmouth I
Lauech "Birnie"
FOR HIRE BY DAY OR CONTRACT,
14 h. p. Regal Heavy Duty, 30 ft. long.
For particulars apply MASSETT, P. O.
GEO. D. TITE
THIRD   AVENUE,   PRINCE   RUPERT.
Complete House Furnishings in all grades
Dressers      Chiffioneers      Buffet
Brass and Iron Beds     Blankets      Sheets      Comforts      Pillows
Carpet Squares and Linoleums
Complete  stock  of Draperies and Brass  Pole Fixtures
Ask for  oar Catalogue
P. 0. Drawer 1502
Prince Rupert
Contractors' And Mining Machinery Supplies
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Building Materials MARINE MOTORS Concrete Machinery
Steel     Rails GASOLINE ENGINES ™ ? machinery
Agricultural Implements CANADIAN RAND ™*   an» Axles
Teaming and Dump Wagons   CO.'S PRODUCTS Dairy Supplies
C. H. HANDASYDE Jr., Prince Rupert, B.C.
P.O. BOX 436
OFFICE THIRD AVE. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
History Of Queen Charlotte Islands.
Haidas and Their Legends.
By Mr. Charles Harrison.
Article XX—-Customs That Existed Formerly Amongst The Haidas.
The antiquarian literature regarding
the Haidas and their customs up to the
present time is extremely meager, being confined to brief sketches made by
the transient visitors, or based on short
articles that have been written from
time to time by the missionaries, but
all these articles took but little note of
the customs that existed amongst these
people in the past ages. No article regarding their customs can be complete
without reference to the down throwing
or sprinkling during some of their more I
important dances. The dancing dresses
they wore on these occasions were fitted
with a wooden head-gear, beautifully
carved or painted, and sea-lion's bristles
were ingenuously inserted in a circle at
the top, and inside this circle as the
dancer was about to conclude quantities
of eagle's down were placed, and by
violent dancing straight up and down
and by shaking of the head the whole
became scattered over the assembly as
a sign of peace and goodwill. Frequently during the dancing they were accustomed to blow this down into the air at
stated intervals through painted tubes
Until every one was covered as with a
fall of snow. It has also been reported
that when the Haidas met the first white
explorer they danced some of their
famous dances on boards laid across the
bow of their canoes, the paddlers in the
meantime paddling until they were quite
close to his ship when large quantities
of this down were blown over his vessel
as a sign of friendship and welcome.
Swans and eagles were purposely shot
by the Haidas in order to obtain this
down for their celebrations and their
ceremonial dances. Before the white
men and his matches came amongst the
Haidas they obtained fire in the method
generally adopted by so many of the red
men from the heat developed by the
friction of the end of a hard wood stick
worked quickly to and fro like a drill
in the centre of either a piece of very
soft wood or in the centre of a bunch
of cedar bark that had been dried in the
sun and made soft and woolly for the
occasion. In regard to matrimonial
aspirations the Haidas were no exception to all the North American aborigines. The man always took the active
part in these matters by making known
his aspirations to the devil doctor, who
in turn made the young man's wishes
known to the girl's parents. If the
woman had not been married before this
was the usual mode of procedure. The
young man in company with the Sa-ag-
ga generally got the parent's consent
before breathing a word of his admiration to the girl, although the girl herself was generally present when these
arrangements were being made. If his
desire met with their approbation the
following day the young man generally
invited his friends to go with him to the
girl's parents. As they entered the
house they sat down on one side of the
fire that was generally burning in the
centre of their old-fashioned houses and
the girl and her friends sat on the
opposite side. The friends of the young
man then highly recommened him and
his good qualities to the parents and to
the girl herself, and if satisfactory, as
soon as all the spsech-making was ended,
the girl got up end went across to
where her future husband sat and sat
down by his side and held his hand in
hers as a token of submission. They
were then loooked upon as man and wife,
as described in a previous article.
Among the ancient Haidas great care?
was taken to teach the girls submission,
contentment and industry, for at certain;
periods they were not allowed to lie
down to sleep, and if overcome with
drowsiness had to prop themselves up
in a siting position between any boxes
they could obtain for the occasion. The
tribal custom required the groom to
Jrcake his home with his wife's family,
the couple sleeping in the general living
room with the remainder of the family.
Finally this custom died out and the
more progressive Haidas when married
provided a house for himself, wife and
family. Formerly the principal diseases
from which the Haidas suffered were
pulmonary troubles. They arose from
their filthy habits of living too many in
crowded huts at their fishing and canoe
camps, which were too illventilated to
allow the escape of the odors emanating
from their own bodies and also from accumulations of slowly decomposing animals and fish food. During the winter
months when at their canoe camps, all
openings of their huts had to be closed
as quickly as possible in order to economise the heat within, for when once
chilled it was difficult during that night
to restore the tent or hut in which they
were camped to the proper degree of
warmth, as all desired to sleep and no
one cared to look after the fire and keep
it burning with a moderate heat. Within these tents reeking with the exhalations of various putrid matters the old
Haidas breathed and rebreathed the air
filled with poisonous gases, and so one-
half succumbed to pulmonary and smallpox diseases. Other diseases from which
they suffured were those causing devitalization of the blood, so that sores frequently broke out on their shoulders,
elbows and other joints. The means pf
relief usually employed were those which
the Sa-ag-ga was able to effect by working on the imagination of the sick, who
were in this condition easily influenced.
The will power of the sick man and the
devil doctor was stretched to its utmost,
and as faith with them as with others
of fairer skins often produce more relief than the administration of drugs,
the cure was effected or else the Sa-ag-
ga had not the good spirit on his side.
In the olden days the magnitude of the
patient's disease was generallymeasured
by the amount of the patient's worldly
wealth, and the cure or attempted cure
was performed accordingly. Formerly
amongst the Haidas there was a chief
(Continued on page 5.)
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.
Electric Lighted
Well Heated
Centrally Located
Third Avenue
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.
Mill Boarding House
W. Scowcroft.
Board and Beds at reasonable rates.
PrinceRupert Hardware
and Supply Co.
GENERAL HARDWARE      SPORTING GOODS
MINERS' SUPPLIES.
PRINCE RUPERT,        -      -      B. C.
Complete Stock of Patent Medicines,
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries
C. H. ORME
The     Pioneer      Druggist
PRESCRIPTIONS   A   SPECIALTY
Agent for
Eastman's Kodaks, Films and
Supplies.
Sole Agent for
Rexall Remedies for Northern B. C.
THE REXALL STORE.
PRINCE RUPERT. P.O. Box 1523
Bl Kaien Hardware Co.
Builders' Supplies Tools Paints
Paints Oils Glass Stoves Ranges
Tin and Hardware
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The early bird needs no canary feed—
and escapes the cage.
Chas. M. Wilson
MASSETT, Q. C. ISLANDS
Graham Island Farm Lands Coal Lands
Owner of SOUTH MASSETT.
Acknowledged by engineers to be the
key to Massett Inlet, nature's double
tracked, tide railroad, serving a saw,
pulp, coal, farming and fishing territory unsurpassed.
22 Blocks reserved by residents
Opening price $50 a lot.   Only a few
blocks for sale.
Also ELLIS & WILSON
Next G. T. P. Townsite Office
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. P. 0. Box 2
FrizzelPs Meat Market
GEO. J. FRIZZELL
Butcher and Provision Dealer
Prince    Rupert,    B. C.
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway  Official
Watch Inspector
R. W. CAMERON
Watchmaker   and  Jeweler
Prince Rupert, B.C.       P.O. Box 449
Hayner Bros/
Furniture Dealers Prince Rupert
If you don't bay from n* WE both lo*e 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
Pioneer Steam Laundry
Prince Rupert, B. C.
For Good Work and Quick Service send
your Clothes to us.
PRINCE RUPERT PANTORIUM
Sixth Street, between 3rd Ave. and Fraser
Pioneer Cleaners
Reliable work in Cleaning, Pressing and
Repairing.   French Dry Cleaning
a Specialty.
Prince Rupert, B.C. p.o. Drawer is24  The Islander $2 a Year QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
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WATER NOTICE.
LAND ACT.
THE
QUEEN CHARLOTTE
ISLANDER
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Is the only Newspaper of
recognised standing published
on the Islands. It is the
People's Paper and has a
circulation unequalled by any
other. To prove this the
4'Islander" gets the patronage
of local business men who
advertise in it ONLY.
Subscribe for the Islander
In Canada $2.00  Per Annum Foreign $3.00
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For a License to take and use Water.
Notice is hereby given that Wilfrid
Doughty, of Skidegate, Q.C.I., Fish
Packer, will apply for a License to take
and use one cubic foot per second of
Water out of Kluny Creek, which flows
in a North-Easterly direction and empties into an unnamed bay west of
Shingle Bay, Moresby Island. The
water will be diverted at about one and
a quarter miles up stream, and will be
used for industrial purposes on the land
described as Lot 4, Moresby Island.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 27th day of June, 1912. The
application will be filed in the office of
the Water Recorder at Prince Rupert,
B. C.
Objections may be filed with the said
Water Recorder or with the Comptroller
of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B.C.
Wilfrid Doughty, applicant,
by A. W. Carter, agent.
COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that thirty days from date,
I, W. Wilson Irwin, of Vancouver, B.C.,
broker, intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on and under 640 acres of land on Graham Island
described as follows: Commencing at a
post planted three-quarters of a mile
north of the North-west corner of Lot
60, thence east 80 chains, thence north
80 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains to point of commencement. W. Wilson Irwin, Locator
Per Alexander Faulds, Agent
Dated this 19th day of July, 1912
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena
Take notice that thirty days from date,
I, W. Wilson Irwin, of Vancouver, B.C.,
broker, intend to apply to the chief com-
missionerof lands for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on and under 640 acres of land on Graham Island
described as follows: Commencing at a
post planted one and three-quarter miles
north of the North-west corner of Lot
60, thence east 80 chains, thence north
80 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains to point of commencement. W. Wilson Irwin, Locator
Per Alexander Faulds, Agent
Dated this 19th day of July, 1912
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena
Take notice that I, Robert Graham, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation prospector,
intend to apply to the chief commissioner
of lands for a license to prospect for
coal and petroleum on and under the
following described lands:.Commencing
at a post planted four miles west of the
South-west corner of1 Section 7, Tp. 9,
Graham Island, 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.
Robert Graham, Locator
Dated April 16th, 1912
LAND ACT.
J
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Frederick N. D.
Rosher, of Victoria, occupation miner,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
East side of Fall River at its mouth,
thence 40 chains south, thence 80 chains
east to shore line, thence following shore
line to point of commencement.
Frederick N. D. Rosher
Charles E. Pomeroy, agent.
Date 14th May, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that Thomas W. Symonds
of Grimsby, England, occupation newspaper editor, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands: Commencing at a post
planted on the shore 20 chains north of
the North-east corner of Lot 876a,
Moresby Island, thence south 20 chains
more or less to said north-east corner
of Lot 873a, thence west 80 chains,
thence north 20 chains more or less to
shore line, thence following the sinuosities of the shore to point of commencement, and containing 160 acres more or
less. Thomas W. Symonds.
W. H. Humphrys, agent.
Date July 3rd, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena.
Take notice that I, Charles M. Mclntyre, of Queen Charlotte, B. C,
occupation telegraph operator, intend
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing at a post planted at the S. W.
Corner of an island one quarter of a
mile S.E. of Bare Island, Skidegate Inlet, thence 10 chains north, thence 15
chains east, thence 10 chains south,
thence 15 chains west, including the
whole island.
Charles M. Mclntyre.
Date 22nd April, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Wilfrid Doughty, of
Skidegate, B.C., occupation fish packer,
intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described foreshore: Commencing at a post planted at High
Water mark, about 300 feet Northerly
from the N. E. Corner of Lot 835,
Moresby Island, thence following along
the shore line around the head of Aliford
Bay for a distance of 60 chains, more
or less, to the north boundary of Lot 4,
and including all foreshore below high
water mark.
Wilfrid Doughty.
A. W. Carter, agent.
Date July 2nd, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that William Fraser, of
Queen Charlotte, B. C, occupation carpenter, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted
20 chains west of the South-west Corner
of Indian Reservation, Maude Island,
thence north 20 chains, thence east 20
chains, thence south 20 chains, thence
west 20 chains to point of commencement, containing 40 acres more or less.
William Fraser.
Date 24th June, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District--
District of Skeena
Take notice that I, A. M. Miller, of
Queen Charlotte, B. C, occupation
miner, intend to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted
on the West end of North Channel
Island, Skidegate Inlet, taking in the
whole Island, and containing five acres,
more or less. v
A. M. Miller.
Date 1st July, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena
Take notice that I, A. M. Miller, of
Queen Charlotte, B. C, occupation
miner, intend to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted
on the West end of South Channel
Island, Skidegate Inlet, taking in the
whole Island, ann containing five acres
more or less.
A. M. Miller.
Date 1st July, 1912. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
HAIDAS AND THEIR LEGENDS
(Continued from page 3)
over every tribe and every tribe had its
own Sa-ag-ga, but of the two the recognised leader was generally the medicine
man. It sometimes happened that slight
differences of opinion on the proper
course ttf pursue would cause them to
go in different directions for a while,
but after a few months all would be forgotten and the former relations would
be resumed. All the affairs of life were
supposed to be under the control of the
spirits, each of which ruled over a certain element, and all of which were under the control of the great spirit Sha-
nung-it-lag-e-das. There were formerly the spirits of the seas, the land, the
sky, the winds, the clouds and everything else in nature. When a Haida
failed to overcome the obstacles in his
path his misfortunes were attributed to
an evil spirit that wished to overpower
him. The great spirit Sha-nung-it-lag-
e-das was deemed to be more powerful
than all the rest, consequently the lesser
spirits were under his control and ever
ready to obey his commands, and whilst
the Sa-ag-ga did not profess to be
superior to Sha-nung-it-lag-e-das he was
believed to have the power to enlist his
assistance and thus be able to control
all diseases.
(To be continued next week.)
LAND ACT.
LAND ACT.
LAND ACT.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.
Notice is hereby given that the reserve, notice of which appeared in the
British Columbia Gazette of the 25th
February, 1909, being dated the 23rd
February, 1909, relating to a parcel of
land situated on the Eastern shore of
Massett Inlet, Graham Island, is cancelled and that the vacant lands included
therein will be thrown open to preemption at midnight on Friday, October
4th, 1912.
R. A. Renwick,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C., 2nd July, 1912.       3m
Henry Edenshaw's Power Sloop
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.
Tow Hill General
=— Store	
GROCERIES DRY GOODS
GENERAL HARDWARE
HAY and OATS
Goods delivered to all points along the
North Beach between Massett and Rose
Spit by arrangement.
J. K. ANDERSON
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District.
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Sir George Doughty
of Grimsby, Eng., occupation steam
trawler owner, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands: Commencing from a post
planted on the North end of an island
about half a mile South of Lot 23, Cumshewa Inlet, said Island to be known as
George Island, and containing 25 acres
more or less.
Sir George Doughty.
W. H. Humphrys, agent.
Dated 28th of May, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District.
District of Skeena.
r
Take notice that Mary Ann Brown, of
Grimsby, Eng., occupation married
woman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing from a post planted
at the North-east corner of Lot 42283,
thence west 90 chains, thence north
50 chains, thence south-east 120 chains
to point of commencement, containing
80 acres more or less.
Mary Ann Brown.
W. H. Humphrys, agent.
Dated 30th of May, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena
Take notice that Ann Vere Charlton,
of Grimsby, Eng., occupation married
woman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing from a post planted
at the South-east corner of Lot 318,
thence 30 chains west, thence 30 chains
south, thence 50 chains north-east to
point of commencement, and containing
40 acres more or less.
Ann Vere Charlton.
W. H. Humphrys, agent.
Dated 29th of May, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena
Take notice that Thomas William
Symonds, of Grimsby, Eng., occupation
newspaper editor, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described lands: From a point commencing at a post planted at the Northwest corner of Lot 593, thence south
about 10 chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence 80 chains
to point of commencement, and containing 50 acres more or less.
Thomas William Symonds.
W. H. Humphrys, agent.
Dated 31st of May, 1912.
 1	
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that Alfred Beacock, of
Grimsby, Eng., occupation estate agent,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing from a post planted at the
South-east corner of Lot 217, thence
60 chains west, thence 80 chains south,
thence 20 chains east, thence 80 chains
to point of commencement, and containing 40 acres more or less.
Alfred Beacock.
W. H. Humphrvs, agent.
Dated 31st of May, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that Caroline Carter, of
Ladner, B. C, occupation married
woman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing from a point at a
post planted at the North-east corner of
Lot 866, thence 80 chains south, thence
70 chains east, thence 100 chains northwest to point of commencement, containing 40 acres more or less.
Caroline Carter.
W. H. Humphrys, agent.
Dated 31st of May, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land Distrtic—
District of Skeena
Take notice that Herbert Doughty, of
Grimsby, Eng., occupation estate agent,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing from a point at a post
planted at the North-east corner of Lot
1194, thence 60 chains south, thence 30
chains east, thence 40 chains north,
thence 40 chains north-west to point of
commencement, containing 80 acres
more or less.-
Herbert Doughty.
W. H. Humphrys, agent.
Dated 28th of May, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District.
Graham Island.
Take notice that Everett Harvey Lea,
Vancouver, engineer, intends to apply
to the Chief Commissioner of Lands for
the Province of British Columbia, for
permission to purchase the following
described lands: Commencing at a post
planted at the North-west corner, about
half a mile north of the N. W. corner
of Crown Grant Thirty (30) and about
one mile North of the mouth of Wilson
Creek, Rennels Sound, thence eighty
chains east, thence forty chains south,
thence eighty chains west, thence forty
chains north to point of commencement,
containing three hundred and twenty
(320) acres more or less.
Everett Harvey Lea.
Dated May 6th, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena
Take notice that A. W. Carter, of
Skidegate, Q.C.I., occupation cannery-
man, intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
South-east corner of Lot 4, Moresby
Island, thence 11.85 chains south,
thence 40.00 chains west, thence 11.54
chains north, thence 40 chains east, to
point of commencement, and containing
45 acres, more or less.
A. W. Carter,
by Lionel Crippen, agent.
Date April 5th, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Charles Harrison, of
Massett, B.C., occupation notary public,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about 40
chains distant and in an Easterly direction from the South East Corner of
A. P. 8710, Massett Inlet, Graham
Island, thence west 40 chains more or
less, thence north 40 chains more or
less, thence east 40 chains more or less,
thence in a southerly direction following
the shore-line to point of commencement, containing 160 acres more or less.
Charles Harrison.
Date April 11th, 1912.
Books and Stationery
Office Furniture        Drawing Materials
Kodaks       Remington Typewriters
McRae Bros.  Ltd.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
W. G. Reinhart
Begs to announce that his
Power Sloop "Mavis"
Is open for Charter by the Day or
Week to carry Freight and Passengers to any points on the Islands.
For terms apply at the "Islander"
Office.
The Islander $2 a Year
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
Distrit of Skeena
Take notice that Wilfrid Vere Doughty
of Skidegate, Q.C. I., occupation can-
neryman, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted
at the South-east shore of Kison Harbor, Moresby Island, thence east 5
chains, thence north 20 chains, thence
west 80 chains, thence south 10 chains,
thence in an easterly direction along
shore line 80 chains to point of commencement, and containing 80 acres
more or less.
Wilfrid Vere Doughty,
E. C. Stevens, agent.
Dated 10th June, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that A. M. Miller, of
Skidegate, occupation farmer, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing .
at a post planted on Leading Island,
Skidegate Inlet, situated between Maud
and Moresby Islands, about three-quarters of a mile south of Aliford Bay, and
containing about 30 acres more or less,
which includes the whole island.
Date 13th May, 1912.
A. M. Miller.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Catherine Miller, of
Skidegate, occupation married woman,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands :
Commencing at a post planted on an
Island about half a mile North of Aliford
Bay, said island being largest of a group
which lies north of it; containing about
two acres more or less, which includes
the whole island.
Catherine Miller.
Date 13th May, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that Walter Rudge, of
Sandspit, Moresby Island, B.C., occupation farmer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands: Commencing at a post
planted at the N.E. corner of the Indian
Reserve, Copper Bay, Moresby Island,
thence south 20 chains, thence east 40
chains, thence north 20 chains more or
less to beach, thence along shore line to
place of commencement, containing 40
acres more or less.
Walter Rudge, Locator.
Dated July 2nd, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that I, Joseph L. Molitor,
of Queen Charlotte, B. C, occupation
farmer, intend to apply for permission
to lease the following described tide
land: Commencing at a post planted
and marked J. L. M's N. E. corner, 40
chains North-east from the S. W. corner
of Lot 874A and T. L. 42376, thence 20
chains west, thence 10 chains south,
thence 20 chains east, thance 10 chains
north to point of commencement, containing 20 acres more or less.
Joseph L. Molitor.
Dated August 3rd, 1912.
THE OLD RELIABLE
"Wee Jeanie."
For CHARTER
(CAPT. HAAN)
APPLY "ISLANDER"   OFFICE
FOlTSALE
S. C. White Leghorn Cockerels, pure
bred, 3 months old. Price $1.00 each.
Also one S. C. White Leghorn Rooster,
one year old. Price $2.00.—Apply Capt.
J. B. GILLATT, Sandspit. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
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. Faulds, M. I. M. E.
Consulting Mining Engineer
Examinations  and   development on
Coal,   Metal,   Oil,   etc.
709 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, B. C.
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.
For a Strictly up-to-date
Tailor Made Suit
Try SWEDER BROS.
Merchant Tailors
PRINCE RUPERT.
When in Prince Rupert
See
Martin O'Reilly
For
Fine Tailored Clothing
Furnishings, etc.
Job Printing
of all descriptions
Neatly Done at the
"Islander" Office
Hotel Central
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. 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
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
1. R. DAVEY & Co.
Real Estate and Mining
Box 63 Queen Charlotte, B. C.
Write us for Farming Lands, Coal, Petroleum
and Mining Properties.
One of the best Water Front Lots on Queen Charlotte
Townsite for Sale,    rice Easy for Cash.
RANCHES FOR SALE.
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
Old Banff Whisky
Guaranteed   12,  10, 7 or 5 Years Old by
THE DISTILLERS
JAMES SIMPSON & SONS, LTD.
ESTABLISHED  1823
VICTORIA  OFFICE
535 YATES STREET
PHONE 288
N. B.— This is the finest Whisky, age for age, in Canada. If you don't
believe it taste it or test it, submit it to any good judge of Scotch or to any
known test or analysis of Whisky. It is cheaper than many and better than
most.    Ask your dealer for it, and call for it in your Hotel.
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We buy and sell  City Lots, Farm
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List your property with us.
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