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A Weekly Newspaper Published in the interests of the Settlers, and to promote the development of the Queen Charlotte
VOL. 1, No. 37 QUEEN CHARLOTTE. B.C. MONDAY. MAY 13. 1912. ^•wfftfcfcjtts
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. MONDAY, MAY 13, 1912.
History Of Queen Charlotte Islands.
Haidas and Their Legends.
By Mr. Charles Harrison.
Article XV.—- The Haidas.
The names of tribes were also
taken from natural objects, and some
are as follows:
The Stasias tribe was so numerous
and powerful that ithey were compared to "maggots on a rotten carcass," and accordingly named Stasias, as they were supposed to be as
numerous as the maggots and to be
found everywhere.
Sho'nga^th Lennas. This is the
name of Edeiishaws tribe. Shonga
is the name of a large diver which
makes a great noise whilst eating.
Edenshaw'is peopie were very numerous formerly, and they also "made a
great- no.'se when feasting," .hence
they were called  Shongalth Lennas.
Kiancsili is the name of Kougay's
tribe. Kian is the namie of a species of codfish which have a projec-
tioin on the chin, and as some of his
people were said to like the codfish
about the chin, they were accordingly
called Kianosili, or codfish people.
Skidoukou is or w>as the name of
I aig'is tribe. The meaning of this
word as regards human beings so far
as I can interpret the same is "men
who could lay eggs and hatch trouble." They were the ringleader* in
all wiciiedniss, and caused more
trouble than any of the other tribes
and thus were given this name as a
term of reproach. They were also
called Sige Lennas.
Nisigas Haade. This tribe was
very dirty, and too idle to build decent houses to live in, hence their
name of the dirty and houseless people.
Shagwi Kitone. Shagwi, up; Ki-
tone, eagle. The people of this tribo
were called "the men who live on
high as the eagle," because they
lived in the uppermost village up
Masset Inlet.
Kouas. The men of this tribe
were off email stature, and as tho
herring spawn is the smallest spawn
found near these islands, they were
in 'contempt called "the herring-
spawn people."
Tanu Haade. The people of this
tribe were very fond of bathing in
the sea, and were called "the people
w.ho live under the salt water." Tanu
is the Haida name for the long green
grass which grows under salt water.
The Haida months are:
January, Lthkittun Kumgas. Goose
moon.
February, Tan Kungas. The bears
begin to come out of their holes this
month.
March, Yhitgaas. The laughing
goose moon.
April, Whitgaas. The foreign
goose  moon.
May, Tahelle Kungas. The month
of flowers.
June, Hanskaila Kungas. The berries begin to ripen this month.
July, Hanalung Kungas. Moon in
whidh the berries are ripe.
August, Chin Kungas. Salmon
mioon.
September, Ketas. This moon they
get the cedar hark.
Kishalsh Kumgas. Moon in which
they smoke the salmon. Dog salmon
moon.
October, Kalk Kungas.    Ice moon.
November, Chae Kungas. The
Vbears paw the ground for roots.
December, Gwfougiangas. Too cold
to sit on the beach this .moon.
They always smoke their salmon
■between June and October. The
sockeye in June and the dog salmon
in October.
There are 28 days in each Haida
month, and 13 times' 28 make 364.
The difference of o-ne day between
the Haida year and ours they explain
by saying that one day was spent by
the Raven's slave in climbing the
ladder of arrows to secure a heaven
born woman for ihis wife. This day
must be reckoned at the end of the
thirteenth moon, and will then make
their year to correspond with ours.
Phonology
A. VOWELS.
The Haida language has the  following vowel sounds:
A as in Fat.    Kladska. Strong.
E, as in Pen.    Hetlista.    Lumber.
1 as in Pin.    Tlinowe.    Milk.
0 as in Not.    Ot-gwau.    Last.
U as in    Nut.       Tuman-rth-king
Take care.
A as in Father.   Kwoyadung. Love
E as in They.    Kleltlh.    Five.
1 as in Machine.    Di.    Me.
O as in Note.    Ko-gi-na.    Book.
U as in Tune.   Kuwe.    Road.
In addition to these ten vowels,
there are also five imperfect ones and
every letter which ihas no proper
vowel of its own has an imperfect one
either expressed or understood, and is
thus marked:
A as in Abroad. Lthaalth or
Lthalth.    Black.
E as in Open. Se-het-lu or Shet-
lu.    Red huckleberry.
I as in Italy.   Stige.   Sickness.
O as in Collection. To-kwun-tlo.
Matches.
U as in Ltihu-un-ilth or .Lth-
un-ilth.    Three.
The other vowel sounds are:
Ai, as in Aisle.    Kwiaialung.    Elders.
Au, as in Cause.    Aung.    Father.
Oi, as in Toil.   Kwoitumbla. Twine.
Ou, as in Mouse.    Tou.   Food.
B.    CONSANANTS.
The consonants are d, g, h, j, ch,
k, kh, 9 (Greek Chi, German Oh.), 1.
m, n, s, t, w, y, z, in borrowed words,
p, b.
The letter B is very difficult for
the Haidas to pronounce. If the old
men wished to say big, they invariably said pig.
The Indians were unable to pronounce F and V correctly. When they
wished to say Victoria, vinegar, flour
found, they    distinctly    pronounced
Bictoria, binegar, plour and pound.
The letters B, F, P, Q and V are
used only when any English word beginning with one Of the above letters iis inserted in the Haida language. Thus butterge, France tlige.
Princegas, Queengas, Vinegar, and
Rabbitge.
The old people always pronounce
the letter R as L. Thus 'they say
labbit, liver lice, lum/, lifle, for rabbit, river, rice, hum, and rifle.
The young people who have attended and are mow attending school are
correct in the pronunciation of our
English words commencing with R,
and all the others referred to.
The letter K is of frequent occurrence in the Haida language, yet
when reading the English class books
they sometimes pronounce K as G,
and thus they say gelp for kelp, geep
tor keep, and gind for kind.
When K, Kh are underlined they
correspond to y the deep guttural
Chi in the Greek language, or to
the Ch of the German.
C.    SYLLABIFICATION
Wihen two vowels come together
they are divided into two syllables,
unless they form a diphthong. Da-
ung-a, wickedness. Tla-ou-tla-le,.
Creator.
(Continued on page fc.)
New
Spring Goods
We have just placed in
stock the finest line of new
goods ever shown in town.
New styles and colors in
fancy shirts; a fine line of
working shirts; new shapes
in Stetson hats; a few good
rain coats.
Give us a call when
you want
TENTS
UMBRELLAS
RUBBER GOODS
or anything  else   a  man
wears.
BEATTIE'S
DEPT. DRUG STORE
QUEEN CHARLOTTE.
That
Mail Order
That you were thinking of
sending to Vancouver, Winnipeg or Toronto—
Suppose you let Cochrane
figure on it. He can sell
you goods on Mail Order
Terms as cheap as anyone—
perhaps cheaper.
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.
women should be more content to live
peaceful, healthy lives than in a country
with such possibilities for their future
well being as the islands lying so near
to the latest and greatest West.
The Fishing Industry.
Two Trawlers On Way Here For
B. C. Fisheries.
With the construction of two large
cannery plants at Naden Harbor and
Aliford Bay on the Queen Charlotte
Islands, the possibilities of having an
advertising medium will be understood.
It is a well known fact that the meat
markets of the world are becoming depleted and the price of beef and mutton
increases in value year after year. The
salmon and halibut, which can be caught
in our Straits, now command a value of
over five cents a pound, We have purchased a fifty pound halibut for that
price from the Indian fishermen; but
the days of cheap fish have passed. In
the early days it was not uncommon to
have a halibut brought to one's door,
weighing one hundred pounds, for which
the natives asked but one dollar. There
is no better fish than the Spring salmon,
the halibut and the cod, all to be caught
in large numbers on Hecate Straits.
With a transcontinental railway, cold
storage and cheap transportation, the
fish wealth of this country will produce
a revenue far in excess of any other
part of the known world. The opening
up of the Islands will follow in the wake
of the thousands of men to be employed.
There are thousands of fishermen in the
old land awaiting an opportunity to reach
this land of promise. With them will
come women and children and the shores
of the inlets, which now are deserted,
will be the homes of a large population.
They will clear homesteads of a few
acres and, gradually, the forest will disappear before the men who will find a
market for their garden produce in
Prince Rupert. It would be useless to
argue that the fish wealth we now have
will last forever. The whole world will
become the market for our fishermen
and it is the intention to pack every
variety of fish that is edible at the new
canneries. We know what the rush for
gold accomplished in California and parts
of this Province. It brought in immigrants by thousands, and a large number
remained after the excitement cooled
down, and became prosperous, in other
pursuits. There are other potentialities
that will go to forming communities.
The main question is bringing before
the world this land where the Summer
days are longer than to the South, and
the Winter cold is not similar to any
other place in Canada. There is no
other section of the broad Dominion
where cattle roam through the whole
year and flowers bloom in the beginning
of April. There is no other place in
Canada where men are offered seventy
dollars a month and board for their services as fishermen. There is no other
place in the Dominion where men and
Two steam trawlers of the Grimsby
fleet are now on the way to Victoria,
according to telegrams received by the
British Columbia Fisheries, Ltd., from
Sir George Doughty, of Grimsby, whose
son, Mr. Wilfrid Doughty, is manager
of the local company. The two trawlers
will probably be followed by others
shortly.
The steamer British Columbia arrived
at Aliford Bay on Saturday afternoon
with machinery and material for the
fishing station.
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Farmers' Institute Organized At
Lawn Hill.
A meeting of settlers was held in Mr.
Sharffee's hotel, Lawn Hill, a few days
ago for the purpose of organizing a
Farmers' Institute for the district.
About thirty pre-emptors attended and
the following officers were elected:
President, Ed. Ashton; vice-president,
Wm. Duncan; secretary, R. Sharffee:
treasurer, George Ashton ; auditor, A.
J. Gordon. Austin Richardson, along
with the officers named, constitute the
Board of Directors. The yearly subscription was fixed at $5.00, which is
very reasonable, considering the advantages that are to be gained by joining
the association. One of the many
benefits members will have is cheap
stumping powder, which will only cost
$6.50 a box, whereas at present it costs
the settler about $10 a box. Every
pre-emptor should join this association
as by doing so he is not only helping
himself but the district as well. We
understand that the membership is now
about 40.
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Mr. E. H. Lea, of Vancouver, returned Friday afternoon from the west
coast of Graham Island, where he spent
several weeks.
Remember the Band Concert and
Dance at Aliford Bay on Thursday
night. A first-class programme has
been arranged and all who attend are
assured of a good time.
Mr. J. E. Corlett, managing director
of the Moresby Island Lumber Co., is
expected on a visit next week.
The tug Aime returned from Prince
Rupert this morning.
Several farmers on Maude island are
experimenting with fruit trees and
other small fruits, as well as truck farming this year. Messrs. Fairbairn and
Johnstone planted several apple, pear
and plum trees and a few hundred strawberry plants last week. Others who
have a few acres under cultivation are
T. R. Davey and Chas. Bruce.
Grand Concert
and Dance
(In aid of the funds of the Skidegate
Concert Band) at
ALIFORD BAY
On THURSDAY, 16th MAY
Commencing at 8 P.M.
Dance  Music  will  be  supplied by the
Skidegate Orchestra under
Mr. A. Solomon
Refreshments during the evening.
Ticket (Admitting Lady and Gent.) $1.50
S.S. AIME
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  horse-
Sower single engine.    Ready in half an
our'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.
Mill Boarding House
W. Scowcroft.
Board  and  Beds  at  reasonable rates.
FRESH MEATS
Roast Beef, - 20c. per lb.
Round Steak - 20c. per lb.
Boiling,   - 16c. and 18c. per lb.
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.
L
W. J. 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 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
GEO. D. TITE
THIRD AVENUE       PRINCE RUPERT
Furniture Carpets  Squares
 Linoleums	
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
L
Gasoline Cabin Boat
For Sale
Length 26 feet over all; 11 horse-power
Ferro Engine.—For particulars apply to
R. Kitson, Miller Creek.
Contractors' And Mining Machinery Supplies
Building Materials MARINE MOTORS
Steel     Rails GASOLINE ENGINES
Agricultural Implements CANADIAN RAND
Teaming and Dump Wagons CO.'S PRODUCTS
Concrete Machinery'
Wheels and Axles
Dairy Supplies
C. H. HANDASYDE Jr., Prince Rupert, B.C.
P.O. BOX 436
OFFICE THIRD AVE. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
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%   Graham Island News,    SIate Chuck-Massett inlet Trail.
THE
QUEEN CHARLOTTE
ISLANDER
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
" Islander" gets the patronage
of local business men who
advertise in it ONLY.
Subscribe for the Islander
In Canada $2.00 P*r Annum Foreign $3.00
%***
Fishing for Spring salmon will commence on the 16th May.
The cannery buildings at Scoohoose,
Naden Harbor, are approaching completion.
Thirty whales were captured and
treated at the whaling station on Naden
Harbor during April.
C. Harrison has been appointed Fishery Overseer for the Queen Charlotte
Islands. He is now engaged in posting
notices at the various rivers.
William Sandison, of Skidegate, has
received the appointment as fire warden
for the Queen Charlotte Islands district.
A launch, sixty feet in length, will be
in service this Summer regulating the
fishing grounds outside the islands. In
the meantime a local launch will be engaged in conveying the inspectors around
the islands.
D. A. Macdonald, of Prince Rupert,
has been appointed Dominion Constable
for the Queen Charlotte Islands. His
headquarters will be at Massett. The
new officer will visit Skidegate and other
sections of the island.
Indian Agent Thomas Deasy and Ash-
down H. Green will arrive at Queen
Charlotte on the next trip of theG.T.P.
steamer. They will survey the town-
site of Skidegate and visit the reserves
on the islands.
Joseph Skilgates, one of the oldest
members of the Massett Band of Indians,
died at Naden Harbor on the 25th ult.
His remains were brought to Massett
and interred. The Massett Brass Band
and many sorrowing friends attended
the funeral.
Eight parties of surveyors will be at
work shortly on Massett Inlet and Naden Harbor. The townsite of Delkatla
has been plotted and C. M. Wilson is
disposing of town lots. The town of
Massett is being improved by the construction of streets, and a number of
new residences are being erected.
The Wright camp on Yakoun river, is
now the scene of active, boring operations. Drills have been installed and
are working night and day. The Mcintosh camp on the east coast of Graham
Island has been closed down temporarily,
awaiting more piping from Vancouver.
A third plant will commence operations
at Naden Harbor shortly. Men and
material are on the ground. The oil
plant at Tiahn Point is working night
and day and is nearing the one thousand
feet level.
Henry Edenshaw's Power Sloop
"Josephine"
Union Engine 15 H. P.
Is open for Charter by the Day or Week
for the carrying of Freight to any point
on the Queen Charlotte Islands.
The "Josephine " is the largest power
boat on the Queen Charlottes and makes
regular trips to the West Coast.
For further particulars and information apply to
Henry Edenshaw, Massett.
To the Editor, Islander,—I notice in
your paper of April 8th, Mr. Charles
Harrison states, when he came to these
Islands there was a short trail between
the Slate Chuck and Massett Inlet. The
late Mr. James Shields and I were in
Massett in 1885. I do not know whether
JMr. Harrison was there at that time, as
I did not hear anything of him. The
only White man that we met there was
Mr. McKenzie, who had charge of the
Hudson Bay store, and he informed us
there was a tale of such a trail, but he
never knew of Indians or anyone that
passed over it. Besides, the Yakoun
river was so full of drifts and jams it
was impossible to canoe it to Yakoun
Lake. But we did canoe it, and made
the coal discovery at what is now known
as Camp Wilson, on the way. We
climbed the mountain from the south
end of Yakoun Lake and struck the
headwaters of Slate Chuck and followed
it to the outlet on Skidegate Inlet; but
we did not see the first sign of any trail
or anyone ever being over it, until we
came to where the Indians get the slate
for making their ornaments. On that
trail we met four Indians going in to
get slate, and we could hardly make
them believe we came from Massett, as
they never knew of any one coming that
way before. No railway will ever be
built on that route. The route for a
railway is by the valley of Honna and
down the valley of the south east fork
of the Yakoun river and the main Yakoun river to Massett Inlet. The highest elevation on that route is only 250
feet.
Victoria, B.C.   W. A. Robertson.
Steamer Service.
To the Editor Islander,—Is it advisable
for the people of our islands to quietly
sit down and feel content with a weekly
steamer service in the Summer and a
bi-monthly boat in Winter ? I might go
further, and ask the Prince Rupert
Board of Trade whether the merchants
are satisfied to have our orders go to
Vancouver because it is just as profitable to send the orders to a large city,
pending the arrival of the goods by the
weekly or bi-monthly steamer. Quick
service means trade, and building up a
trade means that communities will follow the cheapest and fastest means of
securing their supplies. The twenty
steamers running to Prince Rupert do
not pay the owners now; but they are
reaching out for the coming trade there.
Why not here ? Our populatian is increasing, and will go on increasing.
Prince Rupert is our nearest supply
depot and a quick means of securing supplies would throw our trade where it
should go. It takes no longer now to
get our goods from Vancouver. '' Prince
Rupert—wake up."
CUMTUX.
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The steamer Henriette loaded 30,000
feet of dressed lumber from the mill
wharf on Wednesday for the Westholme
Lumber Co., Prince Rupert.
The power sloop If avis returned from
Copper Bay Friday morning after removing Mr. and Mrs Rudge and family
and their effects from Sandspit. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
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
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.
Helegrson Block  RaBox7S: Prince Rupert
•""liorjorwuj ...--— — —.-..- .. J—„,—
d 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.
Books and Stationery
Office Furniture        Drawing Materials
Kodaks       Remington Typewriters
McRae  Bros.  Ltd.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Hayner Bros/
Furniture Dealers Prince Rupert
If you don't buy from us WE both lose money.
Linoleums, Carpets, Stoves, and Everything for the Home. .Singer's Sewing
Machines, Pianos, • EdfebirV Phono-
oraDhs Funeral Directors and Embalmed.   Monuments and Headstones
PrinceRupert Hardware
and Supply Co.
GENERAL HARDWARE       SPORTING GOODS
MINERS' SUPPLIES.
PRINCE RUPERT,       -      -      B. C.
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     Proprietor*       J. NATION
A. Faulds, M. IM. E.
Consulting Mining Engineer
Examinations  and   development on
Coal,   Metal,   Oil,   etc.
709 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, B. C.
UNDERWOOD
TYPEWRITER
" Tbe Machine you wilt eventually buy."
MACEY    Filing Systems,   Furniture, &c.
C. H. HANDASYDE Jr.
Complete Office Outfitter
P. 0. Box 436   PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.    3rd Ave
H. F. McRae & Co.
We buy and sell  City Lots, Farm
Lands and Mines.
List your property with us.
Insurance    in    all    departments.
315 Second Ave., Prince Rupert
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.
HAIDAS AND THEIR LEGENDS
(Continued from page 1)
Generally the syllable begins with
a consonant, and it is advisable as
tar ias the pronounciation will allow
to 'always begin with a. consonant as:
Lth-ken-kwus-tan, frog; Lth-kwuns-
nung-ki-shou ihoJte, handkerchief
box.
The letter G either begins or ends
a syllable. When it follows N it
must always be pronounced with that
letter and not with the following one,
as: Ging-gang-an, worthless. Whenever the G has a stroke above it, it
begins a syllable, as Tungalth kill-
agung, I thank you, Dalungie, yours.
Prefixes and affixes are generally
divided from the root, as: Sha-nung-
itlagidas. Sha and nung are the prefixes of ithagidias the Chief above, i.e:
God. Di Kwutunge lagunig. The prefix dl also the affix lagung, is divided
from the root, and kwutunge remains
—kwutunge, heart; di my; lagung
good; i. e., I am happy. Compound
words are also divided into syllables
as: kwut-ung-e-stis  sorrow.
When two 'coinjsonants come together between two vowels they belong
to different syllables, as: Ket-sit-le,
constable; Het-li-ata, lumber; Hat-
gat-shou, window. There are doubtless imany inaccuracies in the Haida
grammlar that I have written as it
was the first attempt to reduce the
language to writing. I hope, however, there may be something in it
that will afford pleasure and be of
interest both to the student and the
philologist, as well as to those who
may desire to gain a knowledge of
the .language in order to benefit these
Indians, both temporally and spiritually.
(To be continued next week.)
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TOW HILL ITEMS.
Mrs. James Hammond has returned
from Massett where she has been visiting for the past week.
The government officials, who visited
the islands recently, give Tow Hill the
blue ribbon, from an agricultural point
of view.
James Hammond has erected a fine
new house on his ranch.
Thos. Clouston has completed planting
the apple trees left with him by the
Deputy Minister of Agriculture, who
made the statement that Mr. Clouston's
ranch was the most favorable spot that
he had seen on the islands for the planting and raising of tree fruits.
The Islander $2 a Year  Tow Hill General
SKIDEGATE HOTEL     P\**• ^J™*
Begs to announce that his
C. DE PAPE, Proprietor. p^ Sloop «Mavis»
Store
First-class accommodation for visitors.
Meals at all hours. Beds from 25c. up.
Reasonable Rates by the Day or Week.
Free information given to parties
looking for land.
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.
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
h
_A QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Water Notices.
LAND   ACT.
COAL NOTICES.
Road Work Commences This Week
Notice is hereby given that Wilfred
Doughty of Skidegate, Q. C. I., fish
packer, will apply for a license to take
and use 2 cu. ft. per sec. of water out
of Oliver creek, which flows in a northerly direction through Lot 4, Moresby
Island, and empties into Alliford Bay
near the cannery under construction.
The water wili be diverted at about
1-2 mile up-stream, and will be used for
industrial purposes on the land described as Lot 4, Moresby Ldand.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 4th day of April, 1912. The
application will be filed in the office of
the Water Recorder at Prince Rupert,
B.C. Objections may be filed with the
Water Recorder, or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria.
Wilfred Doughty, applicant
by Geo. E. Gibson, agent.l.
Water   Notice.
Notice is hereby given that Wilfred
Doughty of Skidegate, Q. C. I., fish
packer, wili apply for a license to take
and use 2 cu. ft. per sec. of water out
of Dempster creek, which flows in a
northerly direction through Lot 835,
Moresby Island, and crown land, and
empties into Alliford Bay near theN.E.
corner of Lot 835" The water will be
diverted at about 1-3 mile upstream,
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 4th day of April, 1912. The ap-
plication will be filed in the office of
the Water Recorder at Prince Rupert.
Objections may be filed with the Water
Recorder, or with the comptroller of
water rights, Parliament Buildings,
Victoria. N
Wilfred Doughty, applicant.
by Geo. E. Gibson,agent.
Water  Notice.
Notice is hereby given that Wilfred
Doughty of Skidegate, Q. C. I., fish
packer, will apply for a license to take
and use 1 en. ft. per sec. of water out
(if Axraans creek, vvh;ch flows in a
westerly direction through lots 929 and
4, Moresby Island, and empties into
Alliford Bay near the north boundary of
Lot 4.      .
The water will be diverted   at  about
1-2 mile upstream, and will be used for
industrial purpsses on the land described as Lot 4, Moresby Island.
This notice was posted on the ground
'on the 4th day of April, 1912. The
application will be filled in the office of
the water recorder at Prince Rupert.
Objections may be filed with the water
recorder, or with the comptroller of
water rights, Parliament buildings,
'Victoria.
Wilfred Doughty, applicant,
by Lionel Crippen, agent.
LAND ACT.
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 Wilfred Doughty of
Skidegate, B.C., occupation fish packer,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
North-east corner of Lot 835, Moresby
Island, thence north about 4 chains to
high water mark, thence westerly along
the high water mark to the north boundary of Lot 835, thence east along the
said north boundary of Lot 835 to the
point of commencement, containing 30
acres more or less.
Wilfred Doughty
J. H. Pillsbury, agent.
Date March 27, 1912.
[Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that I, Charles M. Mc-
llntyre, of Queen Charlotte, B. C,
Occupation telegraph operator, intend
[to apply for permission to purchase the
[following described lands: Commenc-
]ing at a post planted at the S. W.
CJorner of an island one quarter of a
Inile S.E. of Bare Island, Skidegate Inlet, thence 10 chains north, thence 15
"mains east, thence 10 chains south,
hence 15 chains west, including the
(vhole island.
Charles M. Mclntyre.
hate 22nd April, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District.
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Wilfred 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, Moreshy
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.
Wilfred Doughty
J. H. Pillsbury, agent.
Date March 27, 1912.
I	
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Robert Johnson of
Massett, occupation farmer, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted about 80 chains in a
Northerly direction from the North-east
corner of A. P. 8663, Massett Inlet,
Graham Island, thence v/est 15 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence east 5
chains, thence along the shore line to
point of commencement.
Robert Johnson
Date Feb. 8th, 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 lease
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.
(■.■T7_st'i_aaiK_j-:rT arr*-rr gt.Kmaan
he Islander $2 a Year
For Sale, SEED POTATOES
Ashcroft, Early Rose, and Ohio.
Good croppers and excellent  keepers.
For  further   particulars   apply  to
W.PRETTEJOHN,
Hydah P.O.,
Graham Island,    B.C.
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
eighty chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence south 80 chains to place of comment. W. Wilson Irwin, Locator
Per Alexander Faulds, Agent
Dated this 19th day of February, 1912.
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 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 place of commencement.    W. Wilson Irwin, Locator
Per Alexander Faulds, Agent
Dated this 19th day of February, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District.
District of Skeena.
Take notice that I, Fred. C. Elliott,
of Victoria, B. C, occupation solicitor,
intend to apply for permission to prospect for coal and petroleum on the following described lands: Commencing at
a post planted at the South-east Corner
of Section 36, Township 5, Graham
Island, marked F. C. E.'s S.E. Corner,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 80
chains, thence south 40 chains, thence
east 80 chains to point of commencement. Fred. C. Elliott, Locator.
John S. Taylor, agt.
Dated 27th Jan., 1912.
Graham Island —Skeena District
Take notice that I, James H. Hickey,
of Prince Rupert, B.C., occupation prospector, intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum over and
under 640 acresof land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on
South-east corner, about one mile west
of coal license No. 4453, thence west 80
chains, thence north 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence south 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing
640 acres more or less.
James H. Hickey
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, James H. Hickey,
of Prince Rupert, B.C., occupation prospector, intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum over and
under 640 acres of land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on
North-west corner, about three miles
west of coal license No. 4454, thence
south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence west 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 more or less.
James H. Hickey
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island —Skeena District
Take notice that I, Robert Graham,
of Vancouver, B.C., occupation prospector, intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands for alicense to prospect
for coal and petroleum over and under 640
acres of land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on North-east
corner, about one mile west of coal
license No. 4452, thence south 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains, thence north 80
chains, thence east 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less. Robert Graham
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Work on the roads and bridges will
be commenced as soon as Mr. Sandilands returns from Prince Rupert. The
district road foremen are: Nate Ley,
Sandspit; N. Schafer, north ; William
Duncan, middle; Austin Richardson,
south ; A. M. Miller, bridges. A. J.
Gordon will assist Mr. Sandilands in the
district between Skidegate and Tl-El
river. The tug Aime left on Thursday
for Prince Rupert for a supply of powder to be used on road construction.
The Leap Year Dance.
To the Editor of the Islander.
Sir,—As some people who have nothing better to talk about are criticizing
the Leap Year Dance, we wish to make
the following statement: The dance
was arranged by us as our contribution
to the season's entertainment, and all
the expense of it was paid out of our
own subscriptions. Not one cent of
anyone else's subscription to the benefit
fund was taken to pay for hall, music,
programmes or refreshments. That
money was all turned over to Miss
Menzies, who gave it to the people it
was intended for. Those wh'o are finding fault with us have put themselves
in the position of guests criticizing their
entertainers—they ought to do it more
quietly.
C. Goodall.
S. Menzies.
C. LOUGHLAN.
H. Atkins.
-o-
The splendid weather prevailing here
has enabled many to visit friends up the
coast and other points on the islands.
A party, including Mrs. Cochrane, Miss
Atkins, and Messrs. Russell and Dass,
spent the week-end at Miller Creek.
Go to Beattie's for all the latest
magazines.
A school meeting will be held next
Saturday at 10 a.m. Trustee Gordon
has resigned, and one to fill his unexpired term of one year, falls to be
elected.
Carpenter and
General Contracto r
Queen Charlotte.
SASHES,   DOORS,   MOUDLINGS,
GLASS,     PUTTY     Etc.,
always in stock.
Funeral Director.
THE OLD RELIABLE
"Wee Jeanie."
For CHARTER
(CAPT. HAAN)
APPLY "ISLANDER"   OFFICE QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Pioneer Steam Laundry
Prince Rupert, B. C.
For Good Work and Quick Service send
your Clothes to us.
Grand  Trunk  Pacific  Railway  Official
Watch Inspector
R. W. CAMERON
Watchmaker  and   Jeweler
Prince Rupert, B.C.       P.O. Box 449
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
Iiii Kaien Hardware Co.
Builders' Supplies        Tools        Paints
Paints    Oils    Glass    Stoves    Ranges
Tin and Hardware.
Prince Rupert, B.C.     P.O. Drawer 1524
PRINCE RUPERT PANTORIUM
Sixth Street, between 3rd Ave. and Fraser
Pioneer Cleaners
Reliable work in Cleaning, Pressing and
Repairing.   French Dry Cleaning
a Specialty.
FrizzelPs Meat Market
GEO. J. FRIZZELL
Butcher and Provision Dealer
Prince    Rupert,     B. C.
Job Printing
At "ISLANDER" OFFICE
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.
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
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.
Graham Island
on account of the immense wealth of its natural resources, is fast coming
into prominence in the eyes of investors in British Columbia. Do you
know that the
FARM LAND
of Graham Island is unexcelled in northern British Columbia ?
Do you know that the climate of Graham Island is as good as that of
any part of the Pacific Coast ?
We are offering the choicest agricultural land of Graham  Island for
sale in tracts of 40 acres or more, at the exceptionally low price of
$12.50 Per Ac/e upon very easy terms
Our booklet gives some facts and figures which will interest and convince you.   Write for it, or better yet, call personally.
MERRILL & MERRILL
710 Bower Building, 534 Granville St.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.  COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Henry Osterman,
occupation capitalist, of Walla Walla,
Wash., intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands : Commencing at a post planted in the S. W.
Corner of Sec. 5, Tp. 8, Graham Island,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
east, thence 80 chains south, thence 80
chains west to place of beginning, containing   640 acres.
Located Jan. 17th, 1912.
Henry Osterman
Per C. D. Emmons, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, Henry Osterman,
occupation capitalist, of Walla Walla,
Wash., intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted in the S. W. Corner
of Sec. 32, Tp. 9, Graham Island, thence
80 chains north, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains
west to place of beginning, containing
640 acres.
Located Jan. 17th, 1912.
Witness: Henry Osterman
J. W. Coovert.   PerC. D. Emmons, agt.
Skeena Land District- District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, George H. Snell,
occupation capitalist, of Walla Walla,
Wash., intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted in the N. W. Corner
of Sec. 29, Tp. 9, Graham Island, thence
80 chains south, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80 chains
west to place of beginning, containing
640 acres.
Located Jan. 17th,-1912.
Witness: George H. Snell
J. W. Coovert.    Per C. D. Emmons, agt.
Skeena Land District—District of Queen
Charlotte Islands.
Take notice that I, George H. Snell,
occupation capitalist, of Walla Walla,
Wash., intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the
following described lands: Commencing
at a post planted in the S. E. Corner
of Sec. 31, Tp. 9, Graham Island, thence
80 chains north, thence 80 chains west,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains
east to place of beginning, containing
640 acres.
Located Jan. 17th, 1912.
Witness: George H. Snell
J. W. Coovert.   Per C. D. Emmons, agt.

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