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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. 2, No. 9
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. MONDAY, OCTOBER 28   1912
5 Cents per Copy
Winter Schedule
For G.T.P. Steamers
Steam Trawlers
Arrive At Victoria
The winter schedule of the Grand
Trunk Steamers on this coast has been
issued, and from ad. in another column
it will be noted that the service from
Prince Rupert to southern ports and
return will be weekly throughout the
Winter months, commencing Friday,
November 1st.
The Queen Charlotte Islands, Stewart
and Granby Bay schedule will be altered
to a two-weekly service for the Winter
months as has been the custom in the
past.    The last trips to the Islands under the weekly service will be leaving
Prince Rupert for Massett on the 23rd
October, and Queen Charlotte City and
Moresby Island points on the 27th, after
which it will be every fortnight, leaving
Prince Rupert for Massett on November
8th, and Skidegate,  Queen Charlotte,
etc., on November 10th.     From this it
will be seen that direct connection with
the southbound boat is not made from
the islands.
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Crofters For The Queen Charlottes.
Reports have come from the East
that the Duke of Sutherland was so
impressed with the plans of Sir George
Doughty in bringing white fishermen to
the Queen Charlotte Islands that His
Grace now proposes to endeavor to
locate a number of Scotch crofter to
engage in fishing and farming on the
North Pacific Coast. The Duke will
present the project to his colleagues in
the near future and an energetic propaganda may take place this winter.
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Mr. Clements Says Islands Should
Have Better Mail Service.
On his return to Vancouver after a
tour of his constituency. Mr. H. S
Clements spoke of the fertility of the
land and the wonderful possibilities of
this great northern country. Mr.
Clements stated that millions of acres
of splendid farming land in this section
of the province should be opened up and
turned over to settlers for cultivation.
The mail service to the Queen Charlottes Islands should be improved, Mr.
Clements said, as the places are reached
only once in two weeks in winter and
once a week in winter. These islands,
Mr. Clements declared, are fertile and
contain immense deposits of minerals.
Within 40 hours of one another the
two steam trawlers, Triumph, Captain
Starkey, and Canada, Captain Evans,
for the B. C. Fisheries, Ltd., arrived
at Victoria recently from Grimsby,
England. The former, which is nearly
double the size of the Canada, was 90
days out, while the smaller vessel took
four days longer to complete the 15,000
mile voyage. Both vessels reported
practically the same weather throughout the voyage. Right down the Atlantic the weather was fine, and only an
occasional gale of wind was encountered.
In the Straits of Magellan the weather
was very cold, there being plenty of
snow on the shores. When passing out
into the Pacific the trawlers got their
first taste of bad weather. A strong
westerly gale was howling and a terrible
sea running. The huge waves tossed
the two little craft about like chips of
wood. On the Triumph the first locker
amidships was flooded and 20 tons of
coal were lifted overboard. All hands
were set to bail out the locker, and it
required four hours to complete the
arduous task. Coming up the Pacific
the weather on the whole was good.
Each trawler brought out nine typical
Grimsby fishermen, who are under a
two years'  contract  to the  Doughty
interests. " As soon as the boats have
completed their overhauling they will
come north to Aliford Bay and will
commence fishing right away.     Capt.
Guin is fishing master of the Canada,
and Capt. Webb, of the Triumph.  They
will both stay witi. the ships.
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If you are going for a trip go to
Beattie's and get a trunk or a suit case.
The plans and specifications for the
wharf to be built at Shingle Bay are
on view at the post-office. Tenders are
to be in by Tuesday, November 5..
In a letter received from Mr. A. E.
McMaster, general agent for the G. T.
P. R., Prince Rupert, in which he states
that the exhibits sent from the Lawn
Hill Agricultural Show are creating
great interest and will do a lot of good
in advertising the islands.
The Tl-ei River bridge has been greatly strengthened by additional piling and
bracing, which will also act as a safeguard against ice. The work was completed a few days ago, and from reports, is very satisfactory.
SEVERE STORM.
One of the worst storms ever experienced on the Queen Charlottes
started early on Thursday morning and
continued with unabated fury for nearly 24 hours. The wind was from the
south-east and was of hurricane force,
doing considerable damage all along the
coast. At Queen Charlotte the storm
was severely felt. Boat-houses belonging to Messrs. Smith and Kitson
were completely demolished and swept
away. The Moresby Island Lumber
Co. 's property sustained some damage,
several piles of lumber being blown
down, as well as part of the smoke stack
of the sawmill, while the float was
partly washed away. The telephone
line between the post-office and the
wireless station was put out of business
and it will be a week or two before it
is in working order again, owing to the
damage done by falling trees. At
Skidegate a large tree fell on Fraser's
new hotel building, completely wrecking it.
TO ELECT CEMETERY BOARD.
Action is being taken to have the
point of land lying west of the town,
which has been reserved by the Town-
site Co. for cemetery purposes, surveyed and defined. ' The property will
then be vested in a Citizens' Cemetery
Board, when a scheme of management,
plotting, clearing and fencing will be
carried out. For this purpose a public
meeting will be held on Tuesday afternoon to elect a Board and discuss plans.
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Those bargain shoes are going. You
had better get around to Beattie's soon.
Mexican Tom was removed to the
Prince Rupert Hospital last week.
Mrs. J. L. Barge left last Monday on
a visit to Vancouver for several weeks.
A trail is being made on Lena island
frtfm McLellan's to Sandison's preemptions.
Thos. C. Murray, representing McKay,
Blair & Smith, Vancouver, arrived on a
visit last Monday.
Fire Warden Sandison leaves on Monday on a visit to his old home in Shetland, Scotland. Mr. Sandison came to
the islands nearly four years ago, and
for some time acted as manager of the
store at Skidegate. He gave up store-
keeping and went farming on a nice
patch of government land on Lena
island and has made good. Mr. Sandison will return in April and he has our
wish of a pleasant trip to the land of
the heather.
Leather and
Rubber
Have advanced 15 percent
during the last two months
and are going higher. This
means an advance of 50c.
to $ 1.00 on a pair of shoes.
Now we have some
BARGAINS. We have
put on sale 60 pairs of
shoes which were bought
at the low price and we
will give you
20 Per Cent. Off
on these. This means a
saving of 35 percent. This
lot of shoes will not last
long so come quick and
get first choice.
BEATTIE'S
DEPT. DRUG STORE
QUEEN CHARLOTTE.
There are more
Fairbanks
Engines
Owned on the Queen Charlotte
Islands than any other make,
and they all give satisfaction,
satisfaction. Ask the man that
owns one.
COCHRANE
can get you one quick.
PRICE ONE DOLLAR
more than Vancouver prices.
3 1-2 H.P. Complete $121
7  H. P.  Complete $216
Tank and piping $7.00 extra.
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.
Within the space of five years the
Queen Charlotte Islands were, comparatively speaking, uninhabited. Timber and coal prospectors had staked the
land and returned to the centres of
business activity. Three or four of the
old settlers remained with their families,
while the Indians went to the cannery
towns during the summer months. During the past forty years it was known
that coal measures existed on the
islands, but the transportation problem
made it prohibitive to mine and export.
The fisheries had been visited; but few
knew the possibilities of the .waters of
Hecate Straits. A few oil experts had
been examining the indications on the
West coast of Graham Island, but could
not command the capital to delve.deep into the rock and shale. Time brings many
changes, and today companies are drilling for coal and oil; large fishing stations
have been erected; sawmills and logging
camps are in operation; metalliferous
mining camps on Moresby Island are
busy; and the islands are being populated
by communities of permanent settlers
and industrial men, who intend growing
up with the newest portion of the
Province. If there is any class that
will make the country go ahead it is the
man who has the courage to take up
land for the purpose of tilling the soil.
There are difficulties in the way of the
permanent settler on the islands which
are not met with in any portion of the
Province. The system in vogue at
present in the way of giving work on
the roads and trails to the settlers is an
assistance, but the results are not what
they should be. That the pre-emptors
give honest service is to be seen in the
good work they have done this year on
the roads and trails. But every day on
road work means a loss of time on the
pre-emption. The settler comes into
the country primarily to make a home
for himself and family. Every acre of
land he clears and tills means an addition
to the resources of the country. There
is hard work ahead of the pre-emptor in
the clearing of land. It may be true
that the Farmers' Institute members
receive powder cheaply; but the land to
be cleared will take at least two hundred
dollars an acre, without considering the
cost of house and other contingences.
With  the  revenue derived from our
islands there is no better plan of assisting the builders of permanent homes
than by long loans. To encourage the
pre-emptor, he should be allowed a
certain sum for every acre cleared, with
a number of years to repay the loan.
There is little danger of anyone receiving money for land that is already
cleared—all are in the same position, so
far as the work required is concerned.
Our idea is to allow one hundred dollars
for ten years at three percent, interest,
for every acre cleared It is a simple
plan. The government agent would inspect the pre-emptions and certify to
each claim. This would do away with
the road work by pre-emptors, and men
would not sit down on the land as some
are doing, holding under the system
that makes it imperative to do a small
amount of work during the two years,
before receiving a Crown grant. A
large number of new settlers would come
in under the proposed system, and every
settler means an asset to the islands and
the government. At the present rate
of progress it will be many years before we have farming carried on extensively on this island. The Prince
Rupert market is now open to truck
gardeners. We have the climate and
soil for dairying and raising small fruits
and vegetables. At present we import
nearly all the fodder for cattle. The
introduction of the Australian system
would aid a worthy class and is well
worth consideration by the government.
Queen Charlotte
LAUNDRY
Washing and Dressing of  all descriptions carefully attended to.
Quick Service and Reasonable Prices.
Goods called for and delivered.
Feed and Flour
POULTRY SUPPLIES
THE BEST HEAVY WHEAT
THE BEST FEED WHEAT
Ground Oats      Oats     Shorts     Bran
Corn Meal       Ck. Corn       Chick Feed
Five Roses Flour
Anything and everything for Poultry
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Famous
"Prince"
Steamers
J. L. BARGE
At ISLANDER OFFICE
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C.
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.
5. 5. 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
wtanmrnm
■ a^ariftTTn- *.m
Wearmouth Br©
Launch "Birnie"
do
FOR HIRE BY DAY OR CONTRACT.
14 h. p. Regal Heavy Duty, 30 ft. long.
For particulars apply MASSETT, P. O.
Hon. Price Ellison
And Loans to Farmers
Government, He Says, Might as Well
Loan to Settlers as to Banks.
With regard to the preceeding article
Hon. Price Ellison, minister of agriculture, supports the scheme of loaning
money to settlers. On his return to
Victoria a few ago after opening the
Rvelstoke fair, said: "It is my firm
conviction that if agriculture is to be
properly developed in this province,
some means must be found of supplying the farmers with cheap money.
The province has several million dollars
on hand and I can not see why it should
not be loaned to the farmers at a low
rate of interest instead of being loaned
to the banks." The minister of agriculture also said: " We are not making
much progress towards raising for ourselves the fourteen million dollars of
farm produce that we now import
annually. In fact I doubt if our agriculture is more than keeping pace with
the growth of population in other lines,
if indeed it is doing that much. Until
we embark upon some extended policy
of agricultural development we must be
content to continue as an importer of
farm products."
GEO.
THIRD AVENUE       PRINCE RUPERT
Furniture Carpets  Sq
 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
Contractors' And Mining Machinery Supplies
Building Materials MARINE MOTORS
Steel     Rails GASOLINE ENGINES
Agricultural Implements CANADIAN RAND
Teaming and Pump Wagons C0.fS 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
Government Will Supply
Free Stumping Powder
To Help Bona Fide Settlers to Clear
Their Land.
COAL AND PETROLEUM NOTICES.
COAL NOTICES
COAL NOTICES
As an advance step to what is hoped
to be a more general system of aid to
settlers in clearing timbered lands in
this province, the department of agriculture has issued notification to the
various agricultural societies and
farmers' institutes throughout the province that it is prepared to issue supplies
of stumping powder to bona fide settlers
free of cost upon conditions which shall
he equitable both to the settler and to
the province. The settler who is desirous of benefitting from this boon can
obtain details of how to secure it from
Mr. Wm. Manson, M.P.P., the secretary of the local farmers' institute, or
by direct application to the minister of
agriculture, Victoria.
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Just a few more weeks in which to
buy cheap shoes. Beattie has to make
room for Xmas goods.
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Morgan-Fenelon Nupitals.
A quiet wedding was celebrated in
Prince Rupert on Thursday, October 17,
by the Rev. F. W. Kerr at the Presbyterian manse, the contracting parties
being Miss Sarah Fenelon, a native of
New York, but who has been for some
time a resident of Prince Rupert, on the
staff of the Premier Hotel, and Mr. E.
M. Morgan, a well-known mining man
of Lockeport, Moresby Island. Miss
Fenelon whilst with the Premier Hotel
was exceeding populaV with both the
staff and the guests. Mr. Morgan has
large mining interests at Lockeport.
The happy couple passed through on
the " John " last Monday for Lockeport
where they will make their future home.
While the steamer was at the wharf a
number of friends took the opportunity
of wishing Mr. and Mrs. Morgan much
happiness and prosperity.	
LIQUOR ACT.
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 25th day of September, 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 25th day of September, 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.
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
Notice is hereby given that on the
1st day of November next application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for the grant of a
license for the sale of liquor by retail
in and upon the premises known as
Yakoun Hotel, situated at Queenstown,
Graham Island, upon lands described as
Lot 746.
Dated the 10th day of September, 1912.
B. L. TINGLEY (Applicant.)
BOOKS and STATIONERY     GRAMAPHONES
OFFICE FURNITURE KODAKS
DRAWING MATERIALS        CHARTS
REMINGTON TYPEWRITERS
McRae BrOS.   Prince Rupert
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. 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, 1912.
O. W. Rafuse.
~~ LAND   ACT.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Fredrick Howard
Rosher, of Victoria, B. C, 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.
W. L BARKER
ARCHITECT
SECOND AVENUE and THIRD STREET
P. O. Box 713 PRINCE RUPERT
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 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 18, Tp. 9, Graham Island,
thence 80 chains sodth, thence 80 chains
west, thence 80 chains north, thence 80
chains 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. 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
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, 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, 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 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, 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 Horner.
per Robert Graham, agt.
Dated July 15th, 1912. Sept. 9
FRIZZELL'S MEAT MARKET
GEO. J. FRIZZELL
Butcher and Provision Dealer
Special Attention Given to Shipping Orders.
PRINCE RUPERT        -          -         -         B. C.
ii QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
LAND   ACT.
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.
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 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 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 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, thunce 10 chains
north to point of commencement, containing 20 acres more or less.
Joseph L. Molitor.
Dated August 3rd, 1912.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.
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.
SaICk°uWfCfR0FT' "■
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 pre-
emptionat midnight on Friday, October
4th, 1912.
R. A. Renwick,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C., 2nd July, 1912.      3m
MINERAL ACT.
(FormF.)
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE
" Ajax " Mineral Claim, situate in the
Queen Charlotte Mining Division of
Skeena District. Where located—On
West side of Harriet Harbor, Moresby
Island.
Take notice that I, John S. McMillan,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B34510,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certiricate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claim. And further take
notice that action, under section 37,
must be commenced before the issue of
such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 19th day of August, 1912.
MINERAL ACT.
(FormF.)
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
NOTICE
" Sandwich Fraction " Mineral Claim,
situate in the Queen Charlotte Mining
Division of Skeena District. Where
located—On West side of Harriet Harbor, Moresby Island.
Take notice that I, John S. McMillan,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B34510,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claim. And further take
notice that action, under section 37,
must be commenced before the issue of
such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 19th day of August, 1912.
COAL NOTICES.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District-
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Sydney Charles Ruck
of Naden Harbor, occupation manager,
intends to apply for permission to obtain a license to prospect for coal and
petroleum over 640 acres of land: Commencing at a post planted at the Southeast corner of C. L. 7170, Otard Bay,
west coast Graham Island, the same being my South-east corner post; thence
east 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains, thence south 80
chains to point of commencement.
Sydney Charles Ruck.
Date September 7th, 1912.
WATER NOTICE.
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..
Wilfrid Doughty, applicant,
by A. W. Carter, agent.
LAND AT.
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  hoicest Brands of
Liquors and igars kept.
W. J. Smith, Prop.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District 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.
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
The A. W. Edge
Company
Importers and Dealers in
Wallpapers, Burlaps,  Moulding
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Glass,
Brashes, etc.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena.
Take notice that Thomas Rae of Naden Harbor, occupation engineer, intends to apply for permission to obtain
a license to prospect for coal and petroleum over 640 acres of land: Commencing at a post planted at the South-east
corner of C. L. 7172, Otard Bay, west
coast Graham Island, the same being
my South-west corner post; thence east
80 chains.jthence north 80 chains, thence
west 80 chains, thence south 80 chains
to point of commencement.
Thomas Rae.
Date September 7th, 1912.
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District—
District of Skeena
Take notice that Thomas W. Symonds
of Grimsby, England, occupation news
paper 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 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.    arter, 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 PRINCE RUPERT. P.O. Box 1523
less to beach, thence along shore line to	
place of commencement, containing 40
acres more or less. _,_       _  .        .        A -_
Walter Rudge, Locator.    I lfp   IcInnHpT $2 fl  YpOY
Dated July 2nd, 1912. I HIT IMUIIUCI   ^UITOI
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
i% QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
History Of Queen Charlotte Islands.
Haidas and Their Legends.
By Mr. Charles  Harrison.
Article XXII—Medicine Men of the Haidas.
AH the ancient Haidas before they came
into contact with the whites had great
faith in their Medicine Men. These
devil-doctors as they were commonly
called, occupied the unique position of
prophet, sorcerer, and physician to the
tribes amongst whom they lived. They
also partly occupied the position of
priests, as I believe the Haidas always
had faith in a supreme Diety for good,
as the Shalana or Lord of all things
whose dwelling-place was supposed to
be on high or above the clouds. This
diety held and had control over all
human beings and spirits, even over the
bad spirits that were dominated by
Hetgwaulana, the Lord below or Chief
of the lower regions. The spirits of
those who died by drowning were supposed to be captured by the evil chief
and they eventually became wicked,
evil disposed spirits like their chief,
whilst those that were killed in heroic
battles departed to the bright and happy
land dominated over by the good chief
Sha-nung-it-lag-e-das. The spirits of
those who died a natural death were
located for a stated period in some unknown and far away region, and when
the proper period had lapsed were allowed to return as the souls of newly
born infants of the tribes to which they
formerly belonged, but this privilege
was only granted to them seven times,
and after the seventh return to this
mortal earth they became annihilated
and extinct. The Medicine Men professed through being able to converse
with the spirits of the departed to know
exactly in what infant the spirit or soul
of a former Haida had taken possossion.
In regard to the soul's departure at the
death of the body, the Zimshians as
well as the Haidas believe that sometime before the body's death the soul
quits its mortal house, and consequently
the Medicine Men of these tribes professed that they had the power to catch
these souls, and if handsomely paid for
their trouble and for this spirit catching
function, would restore the soul to the
body that was about to die. The profession of the medicine men and the
witches have never been thoroughly understood by the whites. They acted
the part of seers or prophets, though
commonly looked upon by the whites as
jugglers. I do not think there was any
association whatever between the members of this profession, and each practised his art singly and alone whenever
a demand for his  advice and  services
were made provided that the proper fee
was presented.    In fact in stead of the
medicine   men   working  together  harmoniously there was great rivalry between them and one tried to  do  more
wonderful acts than the other.     Theirs
being  a  profession every one   eligible
had to go through trying ordeals before
they were  fully initiated.     The  office
of the Sa-ag-ga or medicine   man  was
not heriditary.     He was either chosen
or elected by the fraternity of medicine
men to become finally one of their number.     He was generally chosen owing
to his ability to see visions and  dream
dreams, and these gifts were supposed
to  be  bestowed   only  by  the  god  of
thunder or the sun god on their favorites.     The spirits which they most desired to see in their dreams were those
of mammals and birds, though any object was considered a good omen whether
it were animate or inanimate.    The object which first appeared was destined
to be adopted as the personal mystery
or guardian spirit which was firmly believed would  control inevitably all his
future  actions, and  consequently was
adored' so  highly that  his  name  was
never mentioned without offering  him
first a sacrifice.    When he became fully
initated as a medicine man his guardian
spirit was carved on either  a  piece of
bone, ivory or wood,  and this he wore
suspended  around  his neck,   for  with
this charm around his neck he fully believed that no harm could come to-him
and that he would be successful eventually as a doctor.     In preparing for his
life's work he must go through a severe
course  of  training  and  endure  great
privations.     He  must  abandon  for a
time all his  friends  and  go  away by
himself into the woods to some secluded
spot and practise  fasting  for  several
days, during  which  time he was  only
allowed a small portion of his ordinary
rations, and that only in the evening of
each day at  the  setting of  the sun.
During his  sojourn in  the  woods  he
gained a knowledge of the various Haida
medicines or herbs, and once a week he
was instructed in their use by a fully
qualified  medicine man  that was  appointed to visit him weekly in  his seclusion.    He himself tasted all the herbs
and became fully acquainted with their
use.     In fact he may be stated to eat
medicine of which the Moneses uniflora
seemed to be the principal herb selected,
and this very bitter and hot  to  taste.
Sometimes his instructions lasted for a
considerable time, until the medicine men
as a body agreed that he was sufficiently skilled to become one of their number. If you consider for a moment you
will fully understand that enduring all
these hardships and fasting for several
months, his body finally became emaciated and thin, and also became changed
by a heavy growth of hair so that his
friends could hardly recognise him. No
wonder then if his mind during these
months of solitude became deranged
and that his friends reported that he
could converse with and see his familiar
spirits and that he understood strange
and supernatural things. If the other
medicine men were in accord with the
desire of the applicant after his course
of fasting and training was over, and
after the usual fees of blankets and
other valuables had been paid over the
novice was admitted with significant
ceremonials as a medicine man and became one of the Sa-ag-ga fraternity.
(To be continued next week)
Henry Edenshaw*s Power Sloop
" me
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.
SCOTT, FROUD
& CO.
THE LEADING SHOE STORE
PRINCE RUPERT.
Everything  in  Boots and Shoes
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 Mail Orders
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 Merchandise
Gent.'s and Ladies' Furnishings
Hardware
All kinds of Feed kept in stock
Motor Launch for Hire
HENRY EDENSHAW
MANAGER
Tow Hill General
 Store s—
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
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
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. 1. 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.
W. G. Rinehart
Begs to announce that his
Power Sloop " Mavis"
Is open for Charter by the Day or
Weak to carry Freight and Passen-
Jers to any points on the Islands,
or 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.
Conor Fifth and Frater Street*, Prince Rupert
A. J. Pradhonune, 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.
tp 8 p.m.   Excellent cusine.
Beds, SOc. and Up.
First Avenue    -   Prince Rupert
Ihl 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 jon don't bay from u 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 OU) 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 a nada. 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&Co.
We buy and sell City Lot3, Farm
Lands and Mines.
List your property with us.
Intarancc    in    oil   departments.
315 Second Ave., Prince Rupert
UNDERWOOD
TYPEWRITER
"Tbe Machine yon will erentnaUy bay."
MACEY   Filing System, Furniture, 4c.
C. H. HANDASYDE Jr.
Complete Office Outfitter
P.O. Bex 438 PRINCE RUPERT. B.C.    Sri Am
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