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A Weekly Newspaper Published in the interests of the Settlers, and to promote the development of the Queen Charlotte Islands.
VOL. 1, No. 36
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. MONDAY, MAY 6, 1912.
5 Cents per Copy
History Of Queen Charlotte Islands.
Haidas and Their Legends.
By Mr. Charles Harrison.
Article XV.— The Haidas.
The clothing wionn by both sexes 9. Stling Lennas, of Yen."
Is generally  ornamented  with     the 10. Kianosili, who lived at a vil-
. brightest colons.   All kinds of braids lage near Nedan.
and all colors of prints and ginghams 11. Skidoukou,  who lived in the
are held in admiration, both by the village now called Masset.
men and the women, but they take 12. Ou Yaka Ilnige, wih.o lived on
care that when an article of clothing the east side of Masset.
is finished that it is strong, neat and -13. Kwun Lennas, w,ho lived    at
useful as well as showy.    Formerly Rose Spit.
great quantities of beads used to be 14. Shagwi-kitone, who lived near
worn as charms around the neck of the Yagwun river, i. e. the Yakoun
both sexes.   Now a few children only river.
may be seen wearing a string of blue 15. Lthyhellun  Kiiwe,   who  lived
cut glass beads about a quarter of at the Little Mountain,
an inch im length around the neck. 16. Ne-Kim Kiiwe, who lived on
Silver bracelets, gold bracelets, silver the north side of Rose Spit.
bangles,  necklaces,  gold and silver 17. Nisigas  Haade,  who  lived  at
rings have now taken the place of the extreme end of Rose Spit,
the old and ancient bone ornaments. is. Lth-ait Lennas, of    Lthait, a
and if the Indians om the entire coast point of land near Skidegate.
do not take better care of themselves 19. Lthaglild, who lived at Skide-
than they have done in times gone gaj-e>
by,  not only  will the  white man's 20. Tlaiyu Haade, who lived at old
clothing and    ornaments   supercede q^ Harbor.
their old garments and bone heads, 21. Khina Haade, who    lived    at
but they themselves, their towns, and new Gold Harbor,
hunting grounds will soon disappear, 22   Kwun Haade> who    lived    at
and their places be occupied by these skidailst village>    Kidanst was the
they are so* fond of imitating. There .v of ^    ^.^ o£    |the    Kwun
were formerly 39 Haida villages, but Hl^de> and ^&n ^e W(hites    first
now there are only four, situated at came  ^ Mg villiage ^hey named  it
Masset,    Skidegate,    Houkan,    and ^^ ^^ the cMefj    but    pro.
Cassan.    The latter two are on the ,ni0Un<J€.d lt Skidanst, which name it
American side.    The 39 tribes' for- &m ^.^
merly were the: ^   Skidegate  Haade.    The  chief
1. Du Haade, who lived in a vil- of ^ ^^ ^^ ^ L£nagild was
lage called Tian Ilnige, east of Nesto. ^^ skidegate    wn€n tbe    ^itea
2. Tas Lennas, who    lived in    Ti first ,arr<iVed> therefore they named
Ilnige, near Sisk. the village after him, and his people
3. Kais Haade, who lived at Da- are now called Skidegates.
dans, near North Island. 24. Tanu Haade,  who lived near
4 Shagwau Lennas, who lived at the village of Tlu.
25. Angit Haade, who lived on the
Kung, in Virago Sound.
5. Kungwau Lennas", of Nedan, in <** 8id* <* Skidanst.
Virago Sound. 26' Sahagunusili,  who
6. Chich-Kitone, who lived at    a
village below Yen.
7. Kiitans, who lived at the west
end of Masset.
8. SahaJugwan-alth-Lennas,     who
lived in the centre of Masset.
lived    at
Masset
27. Kouas, who lived near Kusta
at North Island.
•28. Shongatth Lennas,   of   Eden-
shaws Village, near North Island.
29. Kasta Haade.    This is a Fort
Wrangel  word,   and applied  to  the
people who formerly lived at Eden-
shaws village. This place is now
called Kusta.
30. Stastas, who Lived at Yen with
the Stling Lennas.
31. Kaiswun Haade, who lived at
old Gold Harbor.
32. Kheo Haade, who lived at
Kigani.
33. Tlinkwian Haade, who lived
at a village back of Kigani.
34. Kassan Haade, of Oukwuns
river, Houkan, near Cape Horn.
35. Yakwa Lennas, who lived near
Miagwun Point.
36. Shakwan Haade, who lived
near Houkan.
37. Kwaihantlas Haade, who lived
near Shakwan.
38. Houkan Haade, of Tlinkwan,
near Kwaizasu.
39. Kousle Haade, who lived at
Kwaizasu.
The most northernly village is that
of the Tas Lennas at Ti Ilnige near
Sisk; the most southernly one is that
of the Angilt Haade, who live on the
east side of Skidanst.
In regard to ipersonal names before
Christianity w,as Introduced amongst
the Haidas a single name was sufficient for each person, and all such
names were taken from nature. Now
the Christian name is regarded with
honor, and is the only one by which
they desire to be known. I have,
however, retained their olid Haida
names werever it was practicable to
do so as the surnames, and have
only given each person one Christian
name. The names from nature, art,
etc., are such as:
Chisalgas; darkness.
Edinso, or as it is now pronounced,
Edenshaw; a waterfall.
Giatlins; standing.
Gushou-jingwas; a long speech.
Itil-Kingan;  like us.
Duan; so, or let it be so.
Kintanget; a rudder.
Kwie; dust.
Nakadzut; a fox.
Quaigastlns; a fleecy cloud.
Ski; a louse.
Skoual; a shell-fish like a clam.
Stlantanget; soapy or slippery.
Yetlth-uans; a large raven.
(To be continued next week.)
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Go to Beattie's for all  the   latest
magazines.
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.
Gasoline
Gargoyle and Polarine Oils
Cup Grease      Graphite
Batteries Wire
Spark Plugs      Oil Cans
Monkey Wrenches
Alligator Wrenches
Bolts Lag Screws
Hack Saws      Files
Pipe Fittings    Waste
Carborundum Powder
Row Locks      Cleats
Rope Wire Rope
Canvas Copper Paint
Everything for engine and
boat at
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.
Enthusiastic Over Visit.
The recent visit of Mr. Wm. Manson,
M.P.P., Deputy Minister of Agriculture
Scott and Mr. Carpenter will, from reports appearing in the Prince Rupert
press, do a great deal in drawing attention to the Queen Charlotte Islands as
the garden spot of "the north. In an
interview given the "Empire" Mr.
Scott states that for poultry raising,
truck farming and small fruits this part
of the Province has got them all beat.
Mr. Manson also has good words to say
and was greatly impressed with his visit.
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Government Appointments.
The B. C. Gazette announces the appointment of Evelyn M. Sandilands as
Government Agent for the Queen Charlotte Islands.
T. R. Davey of Queen Charlotte and
Wm. Sandison of Skidegate have been
appointed by the Provincial Secretary
as members of the board of the Queen
Charlotte Hospital Society.
J. F. McDonald of Prince Rupert has
been appointed constable for this district and will take up his duties shortly.
B. C. Fisheries Wasting No Time.
The B. C. Fisheries Company, Ltd.,
are not wasting any time in the erection
of their large station at Aliford Bay.-
A few weeks ago only the tall timbers
greeted the eye, but now there are
buildings galore and a wharf, and as if
by magic, a small town had suddenly
sprung up. The Westholme Lumber
Company are the contractors and have
a force of 75 men employed under the
supervision of Mr. Bunning. The
buildings nearing completion are a
cannery. 80 x 180, store and office, two
large bunkhouses, White men's mess-
house, Chink's mess-house, ice-house
and manager's house. A substantial
wharf 300 feet in length has also been
completed and steamers are now able to
tie up and discharge their freight. The
Fisheries Company have also about 100
men employed clearing, building dams,
and erecting cabins for the fishermen.
The company are making extensive alterations at Skidegate, the plant is being enlarged and new boilers and other
machinery will be installed so that all
will be in readiness for the Summer's
work.
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The steamer Prince John, Captain
Wearmouth, arrived yesterday, looking
spick and span after receiving a general
overhaul on the ways of the B. C.
Marine Railway company at Esquimalt.
Band Concert And Dance.
The Skidegate Concert Band will give
a grand concert and dance on Thursday,
16th May, at Aliford Bay. The Band
intends taking part in the 24th May
celebration at Prince Rupert and the
object is to raise funds to help the boys
on their trip. It will be rememberd that
the band gave a good account of itself
last year and carried off the challenge
cup and it is their intention to do the
same this year. The boys are practising
hard under their instructor, Mr Solomon.
It is hoped that all who possibly can
will make it a point to attend on the
16th, when a splendid musical programme will be provided.
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Local News Items.
The latest in hats and caps can be had
at Beattie's.
The Duke and Duchess of Connaught
will visit British Columbia in September.
They will come north to Prince Rupert,
leaving Vancouver on the 23rd.
A dance took place at Aliford Bay on
Saturday night, when a large number
went over from this city for the
occasion. The Skidegate orchestra,
under Mr., Solomon, supplied tuneful
dance music.
Mr. Nestelle passed through on the
'' John'' yesterday after spending several weeks in California for the benefit
of his health. We are glad to report
that Mr. Nestelle is feeling a good deal
better and hopes to spend the Summer
on the islands looking after his interests.
Dr. Newcombe, of Victoria, after
visiting Massett and other points, went
out on the "John" yesterday.
Jack Borthwick and AI Daice came
up from Cumshewa on Friday.
Mr. Durkee, auditor for the G. T. P.,
made a business trip to the Islands on
the "John" yesterday.
A school meeting has been called for
May 18th to elect a trustee in room of
Mr. Gordon, who has resigned.
Get "From Rhode Island to Texas,"
at Beattie's.
George Chapman returned from the
Yakoun district last week and reports
great activity in the camps located
there. The Graham Island Coal and
Timber Syndicate have twenty men employed drilling and doing other work.
F. C. Greene, M. E., is superintending
operations and so far the management
seems to be well satisfied with the results obtained. Mr. Barton, who is conducting operations for the Graham
Island Collieries, Ltd., recently took in
a force of men to start drilling.
The steamer Princess Beatrice has
been placed on the run between Vancouver and Ocean Falls. The large pulp
and lumber mill there is attracting many
residents and the contracts for lumber
will total many millions of feet this year.
The G. T. P. steamer Henriette arrived from the south on Saturday with
a large shipment of lumber for the B.
C. Fisheries Co. Ltd., at Aliford Bay.
She also brought up a consignment of
gasoline for a local merchant.
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. Aim
A forty-one feet Steam Tug, the most
powerful boat on Graham Island,
FOR SALE OR FOR CHARTER
Equipped with a new patent Hallander
tube boiler and a twenty-five horsepower single engine. Ready in half an
hour's notice, day or night.
Satisfaction guaranteed on all work
done. Towing a specialty. Moderate
prices.
Inquire at Premier Hotel for owners,
or at "Islander" Office.
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.
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. O. Box 2
GEO. D. T1TE
THIRD   AVENUE,   PRINCE  RUPERT.
Complete House Furnishing in all grades
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Dressers      Chiffioneers      Buffets
Brass and Iron Beds     Blankets      Sheets      Comforts      Pillows
Carpet Squares and Linoleums
Complete stock of Draperies and Brass Pole Fixtures
Ask for our Catalogue
P. O. Drawer 1502
Princ* Rupert
Contractors' And Mining Machinery Supplies
Building Materials MARINE MOTORS rnB/1  .  M,.
Steel     Rails GASOLINE ENGINES C™r?'Machinery
Agricultural Implements CANADIAN RAND Wheeh  and ^les
Teaming and Dump Wagons CO.'S PRODUCTS Dairy Supplies
C. H. HANDASYDE Jr., Prince Rupert, B.C.
P.O. BOX 436
OFFICE THIRD AVE. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
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THE
QUEEN CHARLOnE
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 Per Annum Foreign $3.00
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Provincial And Foreign News.
Captain Locke has been promoted to
the command of the steamer Princess
Royal. We are looking forward to his
return in the near future on a new
schedule for the Islands' service, which
is being considered at headquarters.
The funeral of the late Speaker of the
Provincial House, C. E. Pooley, took
place in Victoria a few days ago.
Thousands of persons were killed in a
recent volcanic eruption on Chrisqui
Peak, on the Isthmus of Panama.
The steamship Empress of China has
been declared a constructive loss, after
stranding on the Japanese coast, and
will be sold at auction.
Galbraith P. Rodgers, an aviator of
world-wide fame and the first man to
cross the American continent in an areo-
plane, was killed at Long Beach, California, a few days ago. His neck was
broken and his body crushed when his
machine fell a distance of 500 feet.
Timothy Foley, D'Arcy Tate, J. W.
Stewart, Donald McLeod, Patrick Walsh
and Vernon Smith are the directors of
the Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company, to build a railway from Vancouver
to Fort George. The company is supposed to be a branch of the G. T. P.
Railway Company.
Active work has commenced on the
G. T. P. drydock at Prince Rupert, an
order for 3,500,000 feet of lumber has
been given to the Ocean Falls mill for
the material. The owners of floats at
the Prince Rupert waterfront received
notice to vacate, and leases of waterfront property have been cancelled.
Ashdown H. Green and a party of
surveyors are at work on Massett Inlet,
surveying the Indian townsite and other
land in the neighborhood, under reserve
for the Indians. The party will survey
the Skidegate reserve this summer and
define the right-of-way through the
settlement. Mr. Green visited Queen
Charlotte Islands forty-six years ago
and is greatly impressed with the progress made in recent years.
One hundred and twenty-four Methodist congregations have completed their
vote on church union and the official
vote shows 21,444 for union and 2,606
against. The elders of the Presbyterian
Church voted on the question, with
6,245 for and 2,745 against. The Presbyterian vote stood 106,775 for and
48,278 against, among the laymen and
adherents.
Thousands of workmen on the railway
line .near Yale are on strike for a higher
rate of wages and shorter hours. There
has been little trouble, the men having
their own camps and policemen. A
large number of the workmen have gone
to Vancouver and will not return. The
I. W. W. are in charge of the strikers
and are enrolling members all along
the line.
A destructive fire occurred in Vancouver recently. The property loss is
estimated at $150,000, and the business
section of the city was threatened. The
fire started at the Fit-Reform store on
Hastings street. Dr. McGuire, Sweeney
& Needham, Wadds Bros, and the
Thompson Stationery Company suffered
an almost complete loss of property.
Oil, Coal, Timber and Agricultural
Lands.
Editor Islander,—There is  no possibility of doubt that we have oil, coal and
timber,  agricultural  lands  and other
potentialities on the Queen Charlotte
group of islands,   which will prove a
valuable asset to the government in the
near future,  without considering  the
immense revenue already derived from
those who now hold the land.     Several
companies are developing; but the work
is not progressing rapidly  enough  to
show the outside world the possibilities
of the country.   We must have railways
to bring in the thousands of settlers to
inhabit the land ; but is there not some
means whereby the natural resources of
this rich section may be opened up ? We
have kept in touch with the development work now in progress.     A company is drilling at Chown Point, on the
east coast of Graham Island.     There
are two seams of coal already defined
and the drillers are seeking a third.  At
the Yakoun river, two companies are at
work with drills on the ground, after
spending thousands of dollars to take in
their plants.     Another company is at
work at Naden Harbor drilling for coal.
Since last summer a company has been
drilling for oil at the west coast of
Graham Island.    They are down over
five hundred feet, with the best of indications.   Another company is at work
on Skidegate Inlet, drilling and opening
up a coal mine.     All of the companies
are doing their level best to open up the
country.   In a recent issue Mr. Charles
Harrison writes that he discovered oil on
the west coast many years ago. Dr. Dawson,   Prof.  Ells   and  all experts  are
unanimously of the opinion, from the
geological formation, that oil will  be
found in quantity there.   Instead of the
one drill there should be fifty at work
on the west coast of Graham Island..
Such prospects would not go unexploited
in the United States.    It costs a great
deal for the owners of coal licenses to
instal plants, and the wonder is that
some of the great oil-burning railway
and steamship companies are not interested in obtaining oil at their very
door.    The coal mines of Vancouver
Island are in the hands of two companies, and it will be the same on this
island, unless the people move rapidly.
It is not a poor man's proposition and
should not be tied up by syndicates, as
the timber now is. In order to stimulate interest, would it not be advisable
for the associations on this island and in
Prince Rupert to ask for the opinion of
the best government experts on the
potentialities of this section. Let all
join in having the country developed
and reported on by disinterested experts.
Cumtux.
Henry Edenshaw's Power Sloop
"Josephine
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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. 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  p ° Box 78  Prince Rupert
s
Old Banff Whisky
Guaranteed  12, 10, 7 or 5 Years Old by
THE DISTILLERS
JAMES SIMPSON & SONS, LTD.
ESTABLISHED 1823
VICTORIA OFFICE
535 YATES STREET
PHONE 288
N. B.—This is the finest Whisky, age for age, in Canada. If you don't
believe it taste it or test it, submit it to any good judge of Scotch or to any
known test or analysis of Whisky. It is cheaper than many and better than
most.    Ask your dealer for it, and call for it in your Hotel.
Books and Stationery
Office Furniture        Drawing Materials
Kodaks       Remington Typewriters
McRae Bros. Ltd.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Hayner Bros/
Furniture Dealers Prince Rupert
If yon don't buy from m WE both low money.
Linoleums, Carpets, stoves and Everything for the Home. Singer's Sewing
Machines, Pianos, Edison's Phono-
S Funeral Directors and Em-
balmer's.   Monuments and Headstones
PrinceRupert Hardware
and Supply Co.
GENERAL HARDWARE      SPORTING GOODS
MINERS' SUPPLIES.
PRINCE RUPERT,       -      -      B. C.
SKIDEGATE HOTEL
C. DE PAPE, Proprietor.
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.
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.
UNDERWOOD
TYPEWRITER
" Tbe Machine you will eventually buy."
MACEY    Filing Systems,   Furniture, &c.
C. H. HANDASYDE Jr.
Complete Office Outfitter
P.O. 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.
W. G. Reinhart
Begs to announce that his
Power Sloop "Mavis"
Is open for Charter by the Day or
Week to carry Freight and Passengers to any points on the Islands.
For terms apply at the "Islander"
Office.
The Islander $2 a Yean
TOW HILL ITEMS.
Wm. Manson, M.P.P., held a meeting
at Tow Hill on the 22nd April. Mr.
Manson in the course of his speech gave
a brief outline of the history of the
provincial government in the past, and
spoke at some length on the policy of
the government for the future with regard to agriculture and public works.
He also thanked the electors of the district for their hearty support at the last
election. Other speakers were Mr.
Scott, the deputy minister of agriculture, Mr. Carpenter, provincial horticulturist, Mr. Sandilands, government
agent, and Mr. Gillingham, late district
road superintendent.
Chas. Spence has been appointed district road foreman. Naden Harbor,
Massett Inlet and the north-eastern
portion of the island being under his
jurisdiction.
How I Came To Be On Graham Island.
I got a letter from old 'Frisco,
And it said, come North with me ;
I'll give you a job and together we'll rob
The gold,  from the black sands, by
the sea.
It said, meet me in Vancouver
At the ending of the year,
And we'll set sail and turn our trail
To kith and kin; to woman, wine and
beer.
So I hurried forth with a heart  that
was light,
And a few dollars in my poke;
But before spring had come I was on
the bum,
For I found it was all a joke.
And there on the shores of Hecate Straits
They left me all alone ;
The tall spruce sighed and the sea-gulls
cried,
And everything looked after its own.
So I staked a ranch a mile from the
shore,
With a beautiful lake close by,
Where  the  duck  and   the goose they
both run loose,
And everything pleases the eye.
And on that place I built a house,
Just four miles from old Tow Hill,
Where the meadows are green and fair
to be seen,
And cattle can roam at their will.
So back to the soil, and there I will stay, !
No more of this rambling for me,
For all of the lore on that golden shore,
Or all that's hid in the sands of the sea.
Now the settlers around us are many,
And more are coming each day,
And if they'll buttd roads, so we can.
haul out our loads,
I am sure that we'll ne'er go away.
Now come all and cheer for Bill Manson,
For '■ Bill" will budd us the roads,
And if he does not it's a pretty sure shot,
He will get what  "St. Pat"  gave
the toads.
A Cape Fifer.
Tow Hill General
 Store	
GROCERIES DRY GOODS
GENERAL HARDWARE
HAY and OATS
Goods delivered to all points along the
North Beach between Massett and Rose
Spit by arrangement.
J. K. ANDERSON QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Water Notices.
LAND   ACT.
COAL NOTICES.
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 north-
[«' erly direction through Lot 4, Moresby
Island, and empties into Alliford Bay
near the cannery under construction.
The water will be diverted at about
1-2 mile 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 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.
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.
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 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 the N. 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 application 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.
Wilfred Doughty, applicant,
by Geo. E. Gibson, agent.
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.
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
of. Axmans creek, which 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 describe
ed as Lot 4, Moresby Island.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 4th day of April, 1912. The
application will be fiiled 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 I, Charles M. Mclntyre, of Queen Charlotte, B. C,
occupation telegraph operator, intend
to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: Commencing at a post planted at the S. W.
Corner of an island one quarter of a
mile S.E. of Bare Island, Skidegate Inlet, thence 10 chains north, thence 15
chains east, thence 10 chains south,
thence 15 chains west, including the
whole island.
Charles M. Mclntyre.
Date -2nd April, 1912.
The Islander $2 a Year
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.
Pate March 27, 1912. *
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 west 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.
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 fpr 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 pros-
{>ect for coal and petroleum on the fol-
owing 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
Surveying Indian Reserves.
Ashdown H. Green, the pioneer surveyor of the Province, is engaged in laying out the Indian townsites of Massett
and Skidegate under the direction of the
Indian Department. The two bands of
Indians now have town councils working
under the advancement part of the
Indian Act, with town halls, lighting
plant, stores, modern residences and
churches. All of the able-bodied men
of the bands are employed in the construction of the two canneries at Naden
Harbor and Aliford Bay, with a payroll aggregating over ten thousand
dollars a month. During the Summer
the Indian men will engage in fishing
and the women will be employed in the
canneries. Building, on an extensive
scale, will be engaged in by the Indians
at the conclusion of the cannery season
on the two reserves.
Drills At Work.
Mr. Mcintosh, whose plant is at work
at Chown Point, is in Vancouver arranging for further supplies of casing for the
coal measures he is now opening up near
the mouth of Massett Inlet. Messrs.
Green and Wright have installed their
coal-drilling plant on the Yakoun river
and are boring. Mr. Barton has also a
crew at work in the same vicinity. The
plant of the B. C. Oilfields, Limited, on
the west coast of Graham Island, which
is boring for oil, is down seven hundred
feet, with the best of prospects. It is
reported that the railway companies are
interested in the coal and oil measures
on Graham Island and will instal plants
shortly.        ^
_ 0	
A. S. Goodeve, M. P. for Kootenay
has resigned to fill the vacancy on the
railway commission. He was chief Conservative whip in the Dominion House
and will represent the west on the commission.
The Dominion estimates provide for
$5,000, to construct a wharf at the White
settlement, Massett, and $1,200 towards
the erection of an hospital has been
appropriated by the Provincial Government.
J. L BARGE
Carpenter and
General Contractor
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
ISli 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.
Frizzell's 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 ash.
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 Acre 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 Qu^en
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.
Cor-ner 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.   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 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, Cooyert,   Per C. D. gnomons, agt.

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