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Charlotte
A Weekly Newspaper Published in the interests of the Settlers, and to promote the development of the Queen
VOL. 2, No. 16
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1912
5 Cents per Copy
Canada's Gift Of Suit Over Sale
Three Dreadnaughts. Of Coal Lands.
In the presence of a crowded house
and amid deep silence, a week ago last
Friday, Rt. Hon. Robert L. Borden,
premier of Canada, announced his naval
policy, which for the past few months
he has kept so closely guarded.
The leading feature of the proposed
act is to provide for the granting of
$35,000,000 for the immediate building
of three battleships of the Dreadnaught
class which will act as a part of the
British navy for the common defense
of the Empire. Another important announcement or rather a stipulation in
the giving of the three battleships is
that when Canada decides to establish
a navy of her own, or when a unit of
the Imperial navy is established in
Canadian waters the three ships may
be recalled.
According to arrangements made with
the admiralty of the British Empire,
Canadian officers and men may serve on
the proposed battleships.
The ships will be built in the Old
Country under the direct supervision of
the admiralty because there are no
facilities for the building of such large
craft in Canada.
The bill was read a first time after
which tbe House proceeded with the
orders of the day.
When the Premier entered the chamber he was given a great ovation. The
galleries were crowded and many were
seen on the floor of the House, including H.R.H. Duchess of Connaught and
Princess Patricia.
For days past members have been
beseiged with requests for tickets for
the galleries for the day, when one of
the most important announcements in
the history of Canada was to be made.
Long before the time set for the introduction of the bill the galleries were
filled.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the ex-premier
and leader of the opposition, acted in
a most gracious and magnanimous
manner, and after the delay occasioned
by the reading of the bill for the first
time assured the Premier with good
grace that the Liberals were as eager
for the protection of the Empire and as
true to the flag as the Conservatives,
and would work to that end.
Hon. Mr. Borden spoke for one hour
and fifteen minutes.
An important suit in which the Graham
Island Collieries Ltd., is asking the
courts to quash an agreement they made
to buy 22,880 acres of coal lands from
the Canadian Development Company at
$10 per acre, and to order an accounting
between the companies, was heard in
the Supreme Court, Vancouver, a few
days ago before Mr. Justice Gregory.
A sum of $101,872 has already been paid
on account of the purchase, but the
plaintiff company now claims that it
should get the lands for $4.50 per acre.
A suit by the Canadian Development
Company against the Graham Island
Collieries for a sum of $113,568 outstanding on the agreement has been arranged so that it is being presented as
a counter-claim to the suit of the
Graham Island Collieries. ~
The Cadadian Development Company
is the parent company of the Graham
Island Collieries and as the former company bought the properties for $4.50
per acre, the contention of the Graham
Island Collieries is that they are entitled
to take over the properties at that
price, claiming that the Canadian Development Company were merely their
agents. They claim that at the time
they agreed to give $10 an acre for the
property they were nnaware that the
Canadian Development Company had
got them at $4.50 per acre.
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Massett Indians Divorce Case.
Member Gives Notice of
Important Resolutions.
H. S. Clements, member for Comox-
Atlin, has given notice that he will introduce during the session, three resolutions. The first is favoring immediate
action of the government in assisting
actual settlement of the agricultural
lands of British Columbia, and to establish experimental farms, especially in
the northern part of the province. Another is for a revision of the Indian
regulations in the province of B. C,
and the establishment of more industrial schools for and the development to
a greater extent of the reserves of the
Indians. His other resolution will be
that the civil servants in B. C. are not
adequately paid.
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Bride And Bridegroom Arrive Home.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Smith of the
Premier Hotel returned home last
Monday after spending the honeymoon
in southern coast eities. A large
number of friends called on them during the day and wished them much
happiness and success.
Just A Few
Nice Things
Cochrane's Christmas Stock
contains some of the choicest
goods you ever saw, but
there is not much of it. Do
your Christmas shopping
early or you may not get
what you want.
DOLLS GAMES
SILKS TEACUPS
LACES TABLECLOTHS
D. Cochrane
Groceries   Dry Goods
Hardware
Queen Charlotte
The action for divorce brought by
a Massett Indian woman, Eliza Chapman, against her husband, John Chapman, on the grounds of infidelity, was
heard by His Lordship Chief Justice
Hunter at the court of assize held in
Prince Rupert recently. Mr. A. M.
Manson represented the petitioner, the
respondent being without counsel.
Evidence was adduced that the respondent had practically lived as man and
wife for a number of years with another
woman of the name of Cordelia Atzuma,
by whom he had had seven children.
His Lordship granted decree.
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E. M. Sandilands, government agent,
returned Monday from a business trip
to Prince Rupert and Massett.    Mr.
Manson, member for the district, also,
visited Massett last week.
XMAS GOODS
Our Xmas stock is now complete and is worth seeing. Never before have we displayed such a high quality
of goods.at such low prices.
Sil
verware
Is a leader with us. See our
Napkin Rings, Pepper and Salts,
Fruit Dishes, Crumb Trays, Bon
Bon Dishes, Mugs, &c.
Toys
Of all kinds.    Animals, engines,
trains, &c, &c.
Candy
A beautiful line of Candy in fancy
boxes, from 10c. to $6.00 each.
Xmas Stockings.
DolL
At all prices—small and big, also
Doll's dresses.
And now do not overlook the SUSPENDERS, TIES, SILK SOX,
SILK HANDKERCHIEFS, and EXQUISITE PERFUMES.
BEATTIE'S Dept. Drug Store
QUEEN CHARLOTTE
1     " aa "•" ay QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER I
J. M. CAMPBELL, Publisher.
SUBSCRIPTION
In Canada, $2.00; Foreign, $3.00
per annum, in advance.
Local News Items    New-Year's Dance
Advertising Rates
Contract Advertisements $2.00 per
inch per month.
Single   insertions  $1.00  per  inch
per week.
Legal Notices, Government Rates.
Prince Rupert's Proposed Fall Fair.
The formation in Prince Rupert recently of an agricultural and mineral
association is a step in the right direction and will do much good towards
helping the development of the resources
of this northern portion of the province.
It is proposed to hold a fall fair next
autumn at Prince Rupert in connection
with the new organization, and as all
the towns and districts surrounding
Prince Rupert have endorsed the proposal, it is up to the Islands to get in
line and help this worthy cause to a
successful completion. The districts
endorsing this fall fair see the great
benefits to be derived from such an exhibition, and will send the very best
exhibits they can to boost their respective districts. This will be a splendid
opportunity for the Queen Charlotte
Islands to show off its wealth of resources to those on the outside, and at
the same to direct attention to the
Islands as an ideal place for intending
settlers to locate. Wc would suggest
that the Lawn Hill Association take
this matter up at once and appoint a representative committee to act in making preparations, so that the Islands
will have a first-class exhibit at the
forthcoming fair.
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More Deer For The Islands.
Mr.   and  Mrs.   W.   J. Smith of  the
Premier Hotel will give  a dance next
Saturday night, to which a general invitation is extended to visitors and
residents.
James Werst and his son, Horace,
left last Monday on a visit to Seattle.
They will be away for a few months.
The scholars attending the Queen
Charlotte school will give an entertainment next Monday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m.
in the Barge Hall. Miss Miller, the
school teacher, has arranged a programme of songs, recitations, and a
Christmas sketch entitled "Cinderella"
will be produced. Santa Claus has
promised to attend and give all the
children in the district a present.
A dance has been arranged for New
Year's night by Mr. Arthur Solomon.
The event takes place in the Barge Hall
and the music will be in capable hands.
The admission is one dollar.
Silk sox, 75c. to $2.00 a pair, at
Beattie's.
Work at the Slate Chuck coal mine
has been suspended. A new company
is reported negotiating for the control
of the property.
Among the arrivals on the steamer
Prince John last Monday was Mr. Joha
Johnston from Saskatchewan. He is a
brother of C. F. Johnston of this city
and intends remaining here.
Joe Darlington has returned to his
pre-emption at Lawn Hill after a short
visit in town.
Dr. J. M. Smith of Amherst, Nova
Scotia, has been appointed resident
physician at Queen Charlotte. The
Doctor was expected to arrive on tbe
last steamer, but failed to make an
appearance.
The power yacht Tuladi arrived here
Friday night from Vancouver and early
Saturday morning proceeded to Slate
Chuck. Mr. W. J. McMorris, a director of the British Pacific Coal company,
was on board.
Tug Aime Is Total Wreck.
The steamer Prince John on her last
trip to Massett brought over from the
mainland several deer, four does and
two bucks. Previous shipments of deer
have done well on the Islands, and encouraged by the results, it is the intention of the Provincial Government to do
everything in its power to foster propagation. Heavy penalties will be meeted
out to those molesting the animals.
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Charles Spence of Cape Fife arrived
last Monday on a short visit.
Miss Hindley of Bolton, Eng., arrived
last Monday to join her sister Mrs.
Scowcroft.
The Edrie has returned to Aliford
Bay from the west coast, where she
was engaged halibut fishing for the
past fortnight.
Messrs. D. A. McPhee and Ed. Hall
arrived in town yesterday from Otard
Bay, coming by way of Naden Harbor,
Massett Inlet and Mexican Tom's trail.
They brought word that the tug Aime
was wrecked at Otard Bay. The Aime
left Queen Charlotte over a fortnight
ago with a survey party for the west
coast. The party reached their destination alright, and it was while the tug
was on the way home that an accident
happened. A couple of flues started
leaking and they put back to Otard Bay
to repair them. At this time a storm
came on and as there was very little
steam power left, and the anchors would
not hold, the tug was beached. All the
machinery was saved. The Aime was
a splendid little boat and belonged to
Messrs. Fairbairn and Johnston. The
accident is regretted by everyone. The
Aime was valued at $2000.
MR. ARTHUR SOLOMON begs to
announce that he has arranged a Dance
for New-Year's Night (Jan. 1st), in
the Barge Hall, Queen Charlotte, commencing at 8 p.m. Special Music and
Light Refreshments.
Ticket, admitting Lady and Gentleman,
ONE DOLLAR.
Famous
"Prince"
Steamers
For
f
BARG
80c. to $100 each
Prepare for Spri
Get Hot Bed or Cold   Frame
Sash from Barge NOW.
S. S. Prince Rupert for
VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA
and SEATTLE
Leaves Prince Rupert every   FRIDAY at 9 a.m.
S. S. Prince John
Maintains two-weekly schedule to
Massett and Naden Harbor, Queen
Charlotte City, Skidegate, Pacofi,
Lockeport, and all other Queen Charlotte Island points.
GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY
Passenger trains leave Prince Rupert fer Sealey Crossing, connecting
for Hazleton and Interior points, on
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10.00
a.m.
GOING EAST THIS YEAR ?
Use the Grand Trunk Railway System
from Chicago for all the principal
Eastern centres. Connections with
all lines from Pacific Coast.
For full information apply to
A. E. McMASTER, General Agent
PRINCE RUPERT, B. C.
Agency for all Atlantic Steamship Lines     |
MMMHMMBM&I
J. L BARGE
At ISLANDER OFFICE
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C.
earmoutn Bros
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FOR HIRE BY DAY OR CONTRACT.
14 h. p. Regal Heavy Duty, 30 ft. long.
For particulars apply MASSETT, P. O.
THIRD AVENUE
ares
Li
oleums
DRAPERIES    BLINDS     BRASS POLE FIXTURES
Special Order Upholstering of all kinds
To Purchasers outside of City,  " Ask for our Catalogue."
COMPLETE HOTEL AND  HOME FURNISHERS
P. 0. Drawer 1502
Prince Rupert
baaae?
i.auijiW"Wi-iL"w«'T^'TtrrfP3gjrgaitng
Building Materials MARINE MOTORS c       (  Machinery
Steel     Rails GASOLINE ENGINES S* ,    ™™"«?
Agricultural Implements CANADIAN RAND Z       «     .     xU$
Teaming and Pump Wagons CO.'S PRODUCTS Dairy Supplies
C. H. HANDASYDE Jr., Prince Rupert, B.C.
P.O. BOX 436
OFFICE THIRD AVE. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
General News Items.
The Omineca Herald has been
moved from Hazelton to New
Hazelton.
Eighty-four feet on the corner
of Yonge and Kings streets,
Toronto, recently sold for $11,000
a front foot.
A bill will be introduced in the
United States at the next session
of congress that will give the
Phillippin3 islands limited inde-
pendcK  < after July 4th next.
Rev. Gilbert Shaw, rector of
Grac-ri Episcopal church in River-
head, New York, has accepted a
call to Hazelton, where he will
receive a larger salary.
The Standard mine at Silver-
ion has declared a dividend of
$50,000 this month. This brings
the total distributed by the company since April last to $375,000.
A body of solid ore two feet in
width was recently struck in the
east drift of the Society Girl
mine at Moyie. Ore shipments
are being made to the smelter at
Trail.
Contractor Gillette of Vancouver was the successful bidder for
the building of the new government wharf at Masset. An amount slightly under $5,000 was
the contract price.
James Breen, millionaire mine
owner and smeiterman, died recently at Anaconda, Mont
Mr. Breen built the smelter at
Trail for F. Augustus Heinze
and later built the Northport
smelter.
The first steamboat ever built
at Fort George will be constructed there this winter and will
take its place on the Frazer and
Nechaco river run with the opening of navigation next spring.
The citizens of New Hazelton
are up in arms because the G. T.
P. does not extend its freight
and passenger service to that
point. At present everything is
unloaded at South Hazelton, four
miles west.
Montreal contributed more to
the criminal ranks of Canada
during the past year than any
other city in the Dominion, with
no less than 293. Vancouver
comes next with 174. Ottawa is
the lowest, that city having sent
only 19 persons to the penitentiary. The criminal population
confined within penitentiary
walls in Canada is 1895, and each
inmate is costing the country 84
cents per day.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining rights of the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portion^ 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 f©r 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.
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.
NOTICE.
In the Matter of the Estate of Haakon
Edwardson, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that all creditors of the estate of the deceased,
Haakon Edwardson, are requested on
or before the tenth day of October, one
thousand nine hundred and twelve/to
send particulars of their claims, duly
verified, to the undersigned, executors
of the said estate, and all persons
indebted to said estate are requested to
pay such indebtedness to the undersigned forthwith.
Dated at Queen Charlotte, B.C., this
seventh day of September, 1912.
W. SCOWCROFT,   r*VOM1+nr.a
MAX RUFF, Executors.
FOR SALE
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.
SHERIFF'S
SALE
In the County Court of Atlin Holden at
Prince Rupert
James D. Pebbles and others,
Plaintiffs ;
Queen Charlotte Fishing Co., Ltd.,
Defendant.
By virtue of a Warrant of Execution,
issued in this action, and to me directed,
I have seized of the goods of the Defendant, the following:
1 New 51-foot schooner-rigged fishing
hull, built of all yellow cedar, for
auxiliary power;
1 New 57-foot schooner-rigged fishing
hull, all yellow-cedar, except 1 1-2
inch red cedar planking;
1 New 50 h.p. boiler;
1 New 25 h.p. high pressure engine ;
1 Saw, 62 in. circular; one 24 x 8 planer
and cut off Saw, all in good running
order);
1 Bunk-house and cook-house, 24 x 80 ;
1 Office and store-room, Saltery and
Fertilizing building;
Small stock of merchandise and other
articles too numerous to mention.
All of which I shall offer for sale by
Public Auction for cash, on THURSDAY the second day of January, 1913,
at 2.30 o'clock in the afternoon, at my
office, Prince Rupert.
Dated at Prince Rupert, Nov. 9, 1912
JOHN SHIRLEY,
Sheriff of the County of Atlin.
Queen Charlotte
An Ideal Place tp 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. JL Smith,  Prop.
The early bird needs no canary feed—
and escapes the cage.
Chas. M. Wilson
MASSETT, Q. C. ISLANDS
Graham Island Farm Lands Coal Landi
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. Bex 2
LAUNDRY  The A. W. Edge
Washing and Dressing of  all  descriptions carefully attended to.
Quick  Service and Reasonable Prices.
Goods called for and delivered.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena.
Take notiee 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 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.
Company
Importers and Dealers in
Wallpapers, Burlaps,  Moulding
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Glass,
Brushes, etc.
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.
The Rexall Stores
PRINCE RUPERT. P.O. Box 1523
The Islander $2 a Year J-MT--V.I        *v*
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QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
History Of Queen Charlotte Islands.
Haidas and Their Legends.
By Mr. Charles Harrison.
Article XXVII—Customs That Existed Formerly Amongst The Haidas.
Months beforehand the news that a and around this mat each gambler pro-
certain chief was about to make a pot- duced his bundle of gambling sticks,
latch was known, and before the event The value of each scick and its peculi-
really took place each man about to re- arity was distinctly known by the mark
ceive the gifts knew exactly how much he which it carried. These sticks were
was likely to receive. The parties who generally shuffled and then held behind
received gifts, when it came to their the player's back for more shuffling,
turn to make a potlatch were required and then they were presented to be
to give to the man who had given them drawn out by chance. After the
six blankets, nine blankets and so on, gambling by these sticks began to
consequently in one sense the potlatch wane, the gambling habits in the Haidas
was only a repayment for goods already induced them to utilize the white man's
advanced with interest. There were deck of cards, and they had their own
several other times when a potlatch was gambling games with these cards en-
an absolute necessity in former years, tirely different fro* the white men's
When a child was named it was custom- games, although some of them were
ary to make a potlatch on a small scale; expert poker players, which game they
also when the child's ears and nose were must have picked up at the mining
pierced, and again when he was tattooed, camps. Of late years this habit of
These potlatches were almost always gambling has entirely ceased and the
made by the uncle of the child and these Haidas seem better contented and more
occasions were celebrated with feasting prosperous.
and dancing. There was also a different Their burial customs also were pe-
kind of potlatch when the owner of the culiar to themselves. If an ordinary
goods showed an utter disrespect for individval died, he was the following day
wealth. On these oecosions the blankets put into a square cedar box, and some-
were torn into strips and thrown broad- times had a cedar mat wrapped around
cast amongst the assembly, and this him and was then carried away to the
procedure was also followed when one tombhouse of his ancestors erected on
chief became jealous of another ; and two posts in the vicinity of the village
in this latter case the more property and there left unmolested. Sometimes
one chief could destroy above what his the boxes of the deceased members of
opponent possessed the greater chief one crest were placed on the ground
he was deemed to be. Not only on one box on the top of another and there
these occasions were blankets torn into lef to decay. This was the case when
shreds and scattered broadcast, but I first arrived at Massett. In one place
canoes, guns, and other valuable pro- there were about fifty of these boxes
perty were destroyed. Should one of containing the dead in all stages of de-
the opposing ehiefs run short of property composition. When I wished to have
that he could destroy, the members of them buried the chiefs refused to assist,
his tribe would come to his assistance but granted me the use of their slaves,
with any property they possessed, rather We lit a large bonfire and dug a large
than allow their chief to take the second deep hole and as we dumped the corpses
place to his opponent at feasts and other into the hole we burnt the boxes that
celebrations. held them on the bonfire, and after the
Gambling was also a custom and a contents of all these boxes had been
curse amongst the old Haidas, but we emptied into this hele, we covered up
can hardly blame them for this practise,  the hole  as decently as we possibly
as besides dancing, singing and feasting could.   I would not have interfered had
this appeared to be their only remaining it not been that every time I went.down
source of enjoyment.    I have known to the village from the Mission-house I
gamblers to lose all they possessed and had to pass close by them,  and I can
in one case the gambler gambled away assure the readers that the odor eman-
all his clothing and had to return home ating   therefrom was   anything   but
in his underwear.   The great gambling pleasant.   The potlatch system as al-
game of the Haidas was also known to ready referred to was formerly a univer-
all the tribes on tbe coast and was con- sal custom amongst the tribes of this
ducted by the skillful use of a bundle coast, and the Haidas were formerly
of neatly polished sticks about three or amongst the number that  outwardly
four inches   in   length.     Sitting   or appeared to disregard the value of pro-
eciuatting on the ground in a circle, and perty; but by careful study of the pot-
'n the centre of them was a cedor mat (Continued on page 5)
Henry Edenshaw's Power Sloop
"Josephine"
Union Engine IS 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.
BOOKS and STATIONERY GRAMAPHONES
OFFICE FURNITURE KODAKS
DRAWING MATERIALS        CHARTS
REMINGTON TYPEWRITERS
McRae BrOS.   Prince Rupert
SCOTT, FROUD
& CO.
THE LEADING SHOE STORE
PRINCE RUPERT.
Everything in Boots and Shoot
Agent for " Walk-Over" Shoes
"Queen Quality" Shoes for Ladies
" Classic "   Shoes for  Children
All descriptions of Working Boots,
Packs and Rubber Goods
Prompt Attention Given to Moil Order*
LAND ACT.
Queen harlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that Arthur Solomon, of
Queen Charlotte, B. C, occupation
musician, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands: Commencing at a post
planted on an Island at the mouth ef
the Dena River, Moresby Island, said
land containing six acres, more or less,
which includes the whole Island.
Staked October 25th, 1912.
Arthur Solomon, Locator.
Job Printing ^mda Office
Massett Inlet
Stores
GENERAL MERCHANDISE
GAS ENGINES & MACHINERY
Surveyors* and Prospectors* Outfits
a Specialty
MOTOR BOAT FOR HIRE
JAMES MARTIN
MASSETT QUEENSTOWN
Massett Trading
Co.'s Store
General Merchamdise
Gent's and Ladies* Furnishings
Hardware
All kinds of Feed kept in stock
Motor Launch for Hire
HENRY EDENSHAW
MANAGER
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
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Official
Watch Inspector
R. W. CAMERON
Watchmaker and Jeweler
Prince Rupert, B.C.      P.O. Box 449
,  II .'   i   .BBBBBBBSHB! . I 11   I .!—«■»
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 QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
HAIDAS AND THEIR LEGENDS C0AL AND petroleum notices.
COAL NOTICES
COAL NOTICES
(Continued from page 3)
latch system we can ascertain that the
mode of distribution and value of the
property potlatched by the man who
made the potlatch to each person entitled to receive such gifts was thoroughly systemtsed, and as I have before
stated every member of the tribe or
crest interested knew beforehand how
mnny blankets he was going to receive.
Before the, Hudson Bay Company's
blankets came into existence, I have no
doubt but that in earlier days the
Haidas amassed large quantities of sea-
otter skins and fur seal skins, and
these took the place of the blankets in
their potlatches. When a grand potlatch took place it was generally inaugurated three or four days prior to
the distribution by great rejoicings and
grand feasts. After each feast there
was a wild fantastic dance with the
performers clad in all kinds of garments, chief's blankets, and dancing
dresses made especially for the occasion,
with wooden head-dresses surmonnted
with sea-lion bristles. Several of the
dancers were accusthrned to wear masks
and the balance had their faces painted.
All that took part in these dances
seemed to dance with frenzy around the
blazing spruce logs, and I have occasionally seen men dance and get so excited
that they would suddenly collapse in a
heap on the ground, insensible. At the
conclusion of these festivities the potlatch would be made. The tribes and
individuals were named after natural
objects the same as in all aboriginal
nations, and this I believe constituted
the present system of totems. The
tetem system has extended through all
the different tribes of the Haidas, and
before each house formerly and on my
arrival their large totems or columns
could be seen bearing the owner's crest.
The figures carved on these totems were
principally the eagle, bear, raven and
the fin-back whale. When a member
of the eagle crest gave a feast he did
not invite members of his own crest but
those of the bear, raven, fin-back whale,
etc., and the members of the other crests
acted in a similar manner when they
gave a feast. But suppose I were an
eagle, my wife would be a bear or raven
and when people of my crest made a
feast i would not be permitted to partake, but my wife as being a member
of the bear crest attended.
(To be contineud next week)
FOUND
Clinker built boat, length 14 feet,
painted white and oak stained. Owner
can have same by paying expenses.—
Apply Islander office.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena
Take notice that W. Wilson Irwin, of
Vancouver, B. C., broker, intends to apply
for a license to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted
one and three-quarters miles north of the
North-west corner of Lot 60, Graham
Island, thence south 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chain to point of com-
mencement, containing about 640 acres.
W. Wilson Irwin, Locator
Per Alexander Faulds, Agent
Dated 7th November, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that W. Wilson Irwin, of
Vancouver, B. C, broker, intends to
apply for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum on the following described lands: Commencing at a post
planted one and three-quartermiles north
of the North-west corner of Lot 60,
Graham Island, thence north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence west 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing about 640
acres. W. Wilson Irwin, Locator
Per Alexander Faulds, Agent
Dated 7th November, 1912
Skeena Land District - District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days
after date I 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 at the South-east
corner of Coal License No. 4567, situated
near Welcome Point, Moresby Island, and
marked O. W. Rafuse, N. W. corner,
thence running east 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains to point of commencement.
Dated this 28th day of August, 1912.
O. W. Rafuse.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days
after date I 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 at the South-east corner of Coal License No. 4567, situated
nearWelcome Point, Moresby Island, and
marked O. W. Rafuse, N. E. corner,
thence running south 80 chains, thence
west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains to point of commencement.
Dated this 28th day of August, 1.912.
O. W. Rafuse.
LAND   ACT.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Fredrick Howard
Rosher, of Victoria, B. G, occupation
gentleman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands : Commencing at a post
planted at the South-west corner of
Timber Limit 1222 (Survey Lot 172), on
the north shore of Cumshewa Inlet,
Moresby Island; thence east 100 chains,
thence south 30 chains to the north shore
of Cumshewa Inlet, thence westerly
following said shore line to place of
commencement, containing 150 acres
more orHess.   ■
Fredrick Howard Rosher
Charles E. Pomeroy, agent.
Date 16th October, 1912.
ARCHITECT
SECOND AVENUE and THIRD STREET
P. 0. Box 713 PRINCE RUPERT
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District -
District of Skeena
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation prospector,
intend to apply for permission to prospect for coal and petroleum on and under the following described lands: Commencing at a post planted about four
miles west of the South-west corner of
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, S. E.
corner, containing 640 acres, more or
less. Samuel Horner
per Robert Graham, agt.
Dated July 15th, 1912 Sept. 9
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that I, Robert Graham, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation prospector,
intend to apply for permission to prospect for coal and petroleum on and under the following described lands: Commencing at a post planted about five
miles west of the North-west corner of
Section 6, Tp. 9, Graham Island, thence
80 chains west, thence 80 chains south,
thence 80 chains east, thence 80 chains
north to point of commencement, N. E.
corner, containing 640 acres, more or
less. Robert Graham.
Dated July 15th, 1912 Sept. 9
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that I, Robert Graham, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation prospector,
intend to apply for permission to prospect for coal and petroleum on and under the following described lands: Commencing at a post planted about four
miles west of the North-west corner of
Section 6, Tp. 9, Graham Island, thence
80 chains south, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
west to point of commencement, N. W.
corner, containing 640 acres, more or
less. Robert Graham.
Dated July 15th, 1912. Sept. 9
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District.
District of Skeena.
Take notice that I, James Hickey, of
Prince Rupert, B. C, occupation prospector, intend to apply for permission
to prospect for coal and petroleum on
and under the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
five miles west of the South-west corner
of Section 7, Tp. 9, Graham Island,
thence 80 chains west, thence 80 chains
north, thence 80 chains east, thence 80
chains south to point of commencement,
S. E. corner, containing 640 acres, more
or less. James Hickey.
per Robert Graham, agt.
Dated July 15th, 1912. Sept. 9
Queen Charlotte Islands Land restrict.
District of Skeena.
Take notice that I, James Hickey, of
Prince Rupert, B. C, occupation prospector, intend to apply for permission
to prospect for coal and petroleum on
and under the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles west of the North-west corner of Section 18, Tp. 9, Graham Island,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains
west, thence 80 chains north, thence 80
(mains east to point of commencement,
N. E. corner, containing 640 acres, more
or less. James Hickey.
per Robert Graham, agt.
Dated July 15th, 1912. Sept. 9
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that I, Robert Graham,
of Vancouver, B. G, occupation prospector, intend to apply for permission
to prospect for coal and petroleum on
and under the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles west of the North-west corner of Section 18, Tp. 9, Graham Island,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains
east, thence 80 chains north, thence 80
chains west to point of commencement,
N.W. corner, containing640acres, more
or less. Robert Graham.
Dated July 15th, 1912. Sept. 9
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner,
of Vancouver, B. C, occupation prospector, intend to apply for permission
to prospect for coal and petroleum on
and under the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles west of the South-west corner of Section 7, Tp. 9, Graham Island,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
east, thence 80 chains south, thence 80
chains west to point of commencement,
S, W. corner, containing640 acres, more
or less. Samuel Horner.
per Robert Graham, agt.
Dated July 15th, 1912. Sept. 9
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner,
of Vancouver, B, C, occupation prospector, intend to apply for permission
to prospect for coal and petroleum on
and under the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles west of the South-west corner of Section 19, Tp. 9, Graham Island,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
east, thence 80 chains south, thence 80
chains west to point of commencement,
S.W. corner, containing640 acres, more
or less. Samuel Horner.
per Robert Graham, agt.
Dated July 15th, 1912. Sept. 9
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that I, James Hickey, of
Prince Rupert, B. C, occupation prospector, intend to apply for permission
to prospect for coal and petroleum on
and under the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
four miles west of the North-west corner of Section 6, Tp. 9, Graham Island,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains
west, thence 80 chains north, thence 80
chains eas>t to point of commencement,
N. E. corner, containing 640 acres more
or less. James Hickey.
per Robert Graham, agt.
Dated July 15th, 1912. Sept. 9
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
■ District of Skeena.
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation prospector,
intend to apply for permission to prospect for coal and petroleum on and under the following described lands: Commencing at a post planted about four
miles west of the South-west corner of
Section 19, Tp. 9, Graham Island, thence
80 chains north, thence 80 chains west,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains
east to point of commencement, S. E.
corner, containing 640 acres, more or
less. Samuel Hcrner.
per Robert Graham, agt.
Dated July 15th, 1912. Sept. 9
J.Ii.-'.'.i.'Ii.'.-iiH
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GEO. J. FRIZZELL
Butcher and Provision Dealer
Special Attention Given to Shipping Orders.
PRINCE RUPERT - - - B. C.
wrwmt jnJiiimTi 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., ancouver, B.C
For a Strictly up-to-date
Tailor Made Suit
Tr> SWEDER BROS.
Merchant Tailors
PRINCE RUPERT.
When in Prince Rupert
See
Martin O'Reilly
For
Fine Tailored Clothing
Furnishings, etc.
W. G. Rinehart
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.
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 Street*, 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
Iti Kaien Hardware Co.
Builders' Supplies       Tools       Paints
Paints    Oils    Glass    Stoves    Ranges
Tin and Hardware.
Prince Rupert, B.C.    P.O. Drawer 1524
Pioneer Steam Laundry
Prince Rupert, B. C.
For Good Work and Quick Service send
your Clothes to us.
Hayner Bros/
Furniture Dealers Prince Rupert
If you don't buy from nt WE both lose money.
Linoleums, Carpets, Stoves and Everything for the Home. Singer's Sewing
Machines, Pianos, Edison's Phonographs, Funeral Directors and Em-
balmers.   Monuments and Headstones
THE OLD RELIABLE
"Wee Jeanie."
For CHARTER
(CAPT. HAAN)
APPLY "ISLANDER"   OFFICE
Job Printing
"Islander" Office
T. R. Davey, Mining Engineer and Notary Public
J. M. Campbell
T. R. DAVEY & Co.
Real Estate and Mining
Box 63 Queen Charlotte, B. C.
Write us for Farming Lands, Coal, Petroleum
and Mining Properties.
One of the best Water Front Lots on Queen Charlotte
Townsite for Sale.   Price Easy for Cash.
RANCHES FOR SALE.
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 anada. 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.
H.F. McRae & o.
We buy and sell City Lot3, Farm
Lands and Mines.
List your property with us.
Insurance    in    all   departments.
315 Second Ave., Prince Rupert
UNDERWOOD
TYPEWRITER
" The Machine yon will OTentnaOy hny."
MACEY   Filing Systems,  Fumitwe, &«.
C. H. HANDASYDE Jr.
Complete Ofice Outfitter
P.O. Box 436  PRINCE RUPERT, B.C    *4 Am

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