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 ueen Charlotte Islamta
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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. 35
QUEEN CHARLOTTE, B.C. MONDAY, APRIL 29, 1912.
5 Cents per Copy
History Of Queen Charlotte Islands.
Haidas and Their Legends.
By Mr. Charles Harrison.
Article XV.— The Haidas.
In regard to intellectual power they attract attention to the fulness
and mental processes the Haida Tn- and agreeableness of heir features,
dians are beyond the ordinary class They are also very skilled when at
of Indians on the Pacific coast. Their sea in the management of their well-
language contain* more words than built canoes. I am fully convinced
any other Indian language and their that the Haida nation or people are
language is the most difficult one the most notable of all native tribes
to master. I believe that If the Hai- on the coast. They are distinct in
das be judged by comparison with their language, traditions, and physi-
other Indians either in Alaska or in cal and psychical traits. They do not
British Columbia they will easily be in any way resemble the red Indian
put into the first class, both as re- met with in other parts of British
gards their physique and the mental Columbia. The face is broad, and
activity of their minds. Certainly all cheek homes protrude, their eye-
that Haidas that I have come into brows have a mongolian slant, they
contact with cannot justly be called are powerfully built, but are not with
stupid and foolish, and when asked out grace in their manner and walk,
to think of matters outside of their Some of them may be said to be of
own little world, and which are be the square, wooden type, with brown
yond the domain of their intellect- skins and black hair. Ruddy cheeks
ual faculties, they are at once willing and brown and red (hair are not unto acknowledge themselves powerless commom. Sonne few of the Haidas
but at the same time they are willing are dark oomplexioned, copper col-
and quite ready to be taught. I have ored people with hands and feet well
now lived with the Haidas during the shaped and with limibs in good pro-
past 30 years and all with whom I portion to their size. The women
have com© linto contact with have al- also to a great extent share the good
ways exhibited great eagerness to be qualities of the men. Some of them
taught any fresh subject and they are tall and others are under tho
have also showed the determination average 'height of women. They are
to master whatever they undertake, exceedingly strong and can cut fire*
Until comparatively recent times wood, sail and paddle canoes, and
the Haidas of Queen Charlotte Is- work equally as hard as the men.
lands have remained almlost unknown They all are handsome and possess
to the world at large, and conse- agreeable features when classed with
quently the antiquarian literature the other coast Indians,
regarding them is extremely meager. The women are not so copper col-
Transient visitors (formerly have ored as the men, and on Sundays
made brief sketches of their houses when they are dressed in their best
and crest poles, and some have se- they do not appear to be much in-
cured striking photographs of a few ferior to the ladies of Paris and Lon-
of the natives as they really existed don. The clothing of the Haidas be-
before the advent of the white man fore the arrival of the whites was
amongst them. Many remarkable very sc.anty. They were accustomed
crest poles or ge-hangs are yet to be ^ make tn6mselv6S shi,rt8 and tti_
found in their old deserted villages
and a few of their old house* yet re- coate ^ <* the inner toa** <* the
main, but the works of the anoient c«d&r tree and the roots of the
Haidas are fast falling into decay.      spruce tree.    The skins of the sea
At the present time both men and otter and marten were also utilized
women are physically remarkable, to a great extent as articles of cloth-
The men are especially noticeable for ing. On the arrival of the first trad-
their size and strength. Some of ers they (discarded their coarse gar-
them are fully six feet 'in height and iments for the blanket, and at   the
present time all their clothing is
manufactured by the white man. The
men purchase good underwear and
suits of good tweed and black cloth.
The women also are arrayed in prints
ginghams, and some have velvet
dresses surmounted with stylish hats
on their heads in lieu *>f the old-
fashioned headikerchief. Sometimes
a few of the oldest inhabitants are
seen wearing blankets early in the
morning, but they soon have to dress
in pants and jackets so as to avoid
the ridicule of their full-grown sons
and daughters who ape the white
man as much .as possible. Formerly
girls from two to seven years old
were clothed with a petticoat aud
sometimes with a cotton dress only
and the boys of the same age wore
only a diminutive shirt unless they
wished to accompany their parents
to the residence of the white man
when they were dressed up especially for the occasion.
The personal adornment shows itself just as plainly amongst the Haidas as amongst the elite of London.
They pay great attention to the mass
of brilliant, coarse black hair which
each man, woman and child is in
possession of. The men cut their hair
periodically close to the scalp, and
try to cultivate wHiskers, beard, and
moustache. I do not know the exact
reason why most of the elder men
have not a single hair on their faces.
It may have been an old tradition
that every hair which showed itself
upon the face-had to be plucked
out. I have asked several of the
old Haidas to explain the reason of
having mo hair on their faces and
have never received any satisfactory
answer. The women dress their hair
stylishly. The hair is well combed
and then parted down the middle. It
is then gathered up and plaited quite
neatly, and bound into a knot similar to that often made by their English sisters just above the neck, and
a piece of bright colored ribbon is
commonly used at -the end as a finish to the structure. A few of the
young Haida women allow the front
hair to hang down over their foreheads and some even indulge in the
luxury of curling tongs. Among the
little Haida girls the hair is simply
but neatly plaited, and allowed to
hang down over the shoulders.
(To be continued next week.)
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.
Our Possibilities.
We are often asked questions regarding   the   potentialities   of   the   Queen
Charlotte Islands, and a number of the
residents receive letters respecting the
land open for sale and pre-emption.    It
would   be  difficult in  a   short article
to point out the advantages to be derived   from    investing    and    residing
on  the  islands.      The  whole  country
is now in the condition that Vancouver
Island was forty years  ago.     For so
many years outside the line  of  travel,
with only the Indian occupying a small
portion, it was difficult to obtain information regarding the lands and fisheries,
the minerals and timber.     With  more
regular communication and the appearance   of  settlers   and   industries,  the
islands are becoming better advertised,
and is known to offer inducements that
cannot now   be   found   in   any   other
country.   When we consider the climate
of the North-west and  the difficulties
under which the settlers there exist, it
is worth while to mention that we have
no wintry weather  here.     The  cattle
forage all winter, and are in good  con-
.   dition in the  spring.     The land is not
open prairie;  but  can  be cleared and
made cultivable, with a market for produce at our doors.   There are thousands
of acres of land still open for settlement,
within less than one hundred  miles of
Prince Rupert.   The coal, oil and mineral
properties are still in course of development.     Drills  and mining plants  are
scattered over territory, all doing work
that will bring results; but they are only
commencing to operate on ground that
has been declared rich  in mineral and
oil by the best geologists and experts.
The timber is plentiful, with little cut,
awaiting transportation and a market.
Our fisheries are the best in the known
world.     Whaling stations and deep sea
fishing plants  are  being placed  at  a
number of locations, and a large population of fishermen and others will follow
the opening up of this country, where
fish swarm in all seasons.    The climate
cannot be excelled and the islands will
be the summer resort of the future
residents of the cities along the railway.
Fishing, hunting, boating and camping
grounds can be found along  the  bays
and inlets, with good  sport and  open
ground for the children to amuse themselves.    The sea bathing, along sandy
beaches, must be seen to be appreciated.
The largest of the islands is  but four
hours away from Prince Rupert on the
twenty knot steamers that will cross the
Straits.   The inlets are safe and navigable at any season.    The lack  of prospectors, and the necessity of government geologists examining the islands,
is apparent.     On the West coast the
oil propositions are now being exploited
in a shale formation that gives promise
of the best paraffine oil.     Five coal
drills are at work on various parts of
Graham Island.    Miners will develop
their claims this summer, bringing to
light the copper, gold silver and other
minerals.     There is no doubt that the
wealth of fish will be shown this year.
Canneries are going up on the north and
south ends of Graham Island, and trawlers are on the way from the old country.
With good steamboat  communication
and the placing of telegraph lines, the
future of the Queen Charlotte group of
islands promise well.    They will be the
garden of Prince Rupert, with a climate
neither too warm or too cold.    Wild
flowers have been blooming for some
time; the grass is green all the year
round. Produce of all kinds bring good
prices, and there is work for all who are
ready to meet conditions in a new
country.
Mr. William Manson On Tour.
The member for the district, Mr.
William Manson, accompanied by E. M.
Sandilands, government agent for the
islands, and C. J. Gillingham made a tour
of the islands during the past fortnight,
visiting all the settlements for the purpose of getting all the information as to
the requirements of the settlers in the
matter of road and trails and other
questions pertaining to the wellfare of
the islands. Arriving at Massett over
a week ago the party in company with
W. E. Scott, deputy minister of agriculture, and J. E. Carpenter, visited all
the points on Massett Inlet and addressed several meetings, Mr. Manson
giving an account of his stewardship
and the policy of the government under
the able head of Hon. Richard McBride.
Owing to other engagements Messrs.
Scott and Carpenter were unable to
visit the southern part of the island but
will probably do so later on. Messrs.
Manson, Sandilands and Gillingham
afterwards came overland via Tow Hill,
Cape Fife, Oyanda, Tl-El, Lawn Hill
and Skidegate, arriving at Queen Charlotte on Thursday night tired and footsore from their long journey. After a
brief rest the party were on the go the
following day and accompanied by a large
number of citizens visited the new fishing station of the B. C. Fisheries at
Aliford Bay, Mr. Girard kindly placing
the mill boat at their disposal for the
trip across. Mr. Carter, the general
manager, took the party in hand and
showed them around, explaining all
the details in connection with the construction of the station. Mr. Man-
son was well pleased with what he saw
and expressed the hope that the Company would meet with the success they
deserve in such a large undertaking.
In the evening Mr. Manson met the
executive of the local Conservative
Association and transacted some busi-
neess relating to this part of the island.
On Saturday the party visited Sandspit,
returning in the evening, when a public
meeting was held in the Barge hall. A
large number attended and Mr. A. J.
Gordon presided. The Chairman in his
remarks compared conditions now as
to four year ago, when the settlement
at Lawn Hill started. In his opinion
those who stayed with it would reap the
benefit as pioneers should. He also
touched on others questions relating to
the district and afterwards called on
Mr. Manson to address the meeting.
Mr. Manson was received with great
cheering and first of all thanked the
electors on the islands for the handsome
majority accorded him at the recent
election which he appreciated very much
as a member of the McBride government. Mr. Manson, in the course of his
speech, dealt more particularly with
questions affecting the islands and the
interest the government was taking in
their development. When he first represented the district the appropriations
for the whole of the Queen Charlottes
was less than $5,000, this year the sum
to be spent on roads, trails and bridges
is $50,000, which was a good increase
and snowed that the government was
fully alive to the conditions here. Mr.
Manson stated that Mr. E. M. Sandilands had been appointed government
agent for the islands, with headquarters
at Queen Charlotte City. Mr. Sandilands would also have charge of the
road work this year, A. J. Gordon and
Charles Spence assisting him. Mr.
Manson also touched on the agricultural
possibilities and advised the settlers at
this end to organize and form a farmers'
institute.
Remarks were made by Messrs. Sandilands, Gillingham, Barge, Ashton and
others. Votes of thanks to Mr. Manson
and the chairman, and the singing of
God save the King, brought a very
harmonious meeting to a close.
Local News Items.
Mr. Sandilands will occupy the cottage
at the hospital for the government
office.
We are pleased to learn that a rich
body of ore was recently encountered
on the property of the Queen Charlotte
Mining and Development Co. at Cumshewa. They have about 12 tons of ore
on the beach awaiting shipment, valued
at $290 per ton.
The hulk William H. Case and the
steamer Cetriana are unloading lumber
and cannery supplies for the B.C. Fisheries at Aliford Bay.
Mr. J. T. Pollock, school inspector,
left on Sunday for Rupert. He was
well pleased with the condition and
efficiency of the local school. A school
will probably be opened at Skidegate.
Mrs. N. Fraser has taken over the
hotel at Skidegate. A new building is
presently under construction.
The whaling stations belonging to the
Canadian North Pacific Fisheries Co.
have now started up in earnest for the
season's work. Naden Harbor with three
whaling vessels reports nine whales disposed of. Rose Harbor, with two
whalers, reports eight whales cut up and
boiled down, and about 100 barrels of
oil ready for shipment, in addition to 25
tons of guano.
Mrs. (Capt.) Lenerquand and her
sister left Rose Harbor for Victoria by
the s.s. Grey on the 9th inst, while Mrs.
Briggs, the wife of the engineer, arrived
the same day by the Prince John from
Victoria via Prince Rupert.
Mr. Manson and party left Sunday
morning for Moresby Island points.
The tug Aime took a number of prospectors to the West coast last Friday.
The manager's wife, Mrs. Ruck, of
Naden Harbor station, arrived there
from Victoria on the 6th inst., having
spent a short time there with her
daughter.
Capt. W. Reinhart has been lying in
Rose harbor for the past weeks with a
broken crankshaft, waiting for a new
one to arrive. Luckily his, engine only
gave out when within short sailing distance of his destination, so that except
for a few days delay no one has been
seriously inconvenienced.
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.
Complete House Furnishing in all grades
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. 0. Drawer 1502
Prince Rupert
PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS ACT
Skeena Electoral District.
TAKE NOTICE that I have received objections in writing to the retention
of the following names on the Register of Voters for the Skeena Electoral
District, on the grounds stated below.
And take notice that at a Court of Revision to be held on the 6th day of
May, 1912, at the Court House, Prince Rupert, B. C, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, I shall hear and determine the said objections, and unless such named
persons or some other Provincial voter on their behalf satisfies me that such
objections are well founded, I shall strike such names off the said Register.
J. H. McMULLIN,
Registrar of Voters.
Dated this 9th day of April, 1912.
The following persons are reported absent from the district:—
No. Name. Place.
1067 GRANT, DONALD  Bella Coola.
1106 HAAKENSON, CHRISTIAN     -      - . v-      - Bella Coola.
2575 RETTIE, ANDREW  Bella Coola.
3266 YOUNG, DAVID  Bella Coola. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
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QUEEN CHARLOTTE
ISLANDER
Is the only Newspaper of
recognised standing published
on the Islands. It is the
Peoples 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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Graham Island News.
The coal companies operating on the
Yakoun river have introduced light
draught scows for shipping in machinery
and supplies. They have also a Peter-
boro canoe in which a five horse power
gasoline engine has been installed, and
are making every effort to take in their
material for an early opening of the coal
measures.
Mr. Mcintosh, formerly chief of police
of New Westminster, went south on the
last steamer. He has been superintending the boring operations at Chown Point
and is elated with the success of the
drill. Coal of good quality, and in quantity, has been struck near the entrance
to Massett harbor. Arthur Robertson
will superintend the work during the
absence of Mr. Mcln tosh.
The large cannery at Naden harbor,
which will eclipse any other in size on
the northern coast, is finished. One
hundred men are constructing residences
and workshops and clearing land in the
neighborhood of the cannery, and a large
wharf has been completed. The steamers
Petriana and British Empire brought in
a large quantity of lumber and supplies.
It is expected that can-making will commence soon and the Indians will start
fishing for spring salmon on the 1st May.
Ten men are employed at Langara
Island building roads and houses in the
neighborhood of the ground on which
the lighthouse will stand. It is the intention to take in another force of men
to commence active operations on the
lighthouse, which will be one of the
largest on the Pacific Coast. A light
will be installed at Rose Spit. The
steamer Lebro is loading at Victoria
with supplies for the lighthouse. Henry
Edenshaw makes regular trips to Langara Island with supplies for the men
employed there.
Ashdown H. Green has been deputed
to survey the Indian Reserve at Massett
and Skidegate. The work will consist
in laying off the two towns in lots and
making streets and roads. The land
recently applied for by the Indians will
also be surveyed. The Skidegate and
Massett Bands are now under the advancement part of the Indian Act, with
power to elect Councils and carry out
improvements on their reserves. The
Massett band recently elected the following councillors: Alfred Adams, Jas.
Stanley, William Matthews, George
Jones, Henry Weah, Roger Wiat and
Matthew Yeomans.
A frame church for the Angliaan
congregation is in course of construction
at Massett Townsite. The structure is
being erected at Collison Avenue, adjacent to the public school. Another
church will be erected shortly at the
cannery on Naden H arbor. The resident
clergyman, Rev. Wm. Hogan, visited
the Indians recently at their new camp
and will have charge of the spiritual
affairs of the congregation on the north
end of Graham Island. He is now conducting services at the town of Massett
and on the reserve, visiting the outlying
districts during the week.
The whaling fleet is at work off Virago
Sound. During the past week they took
three whales to the station at Naden
harbor. With the introduction of trawlers and seine fishing, the deep sea fishing grounds on Hecate Straits will produce a large revenue during the coming
summer. Two hundred Indians will fish
off Langara Island in small boats, trolling for Spring salmon, while the herring
grounds will give employment to a large
number of men.
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T0W HILL ITEMS.
The fine weather still prevails here,
though some predict copious April
showers when it breaks.
Joe Gibbs returned on the last boat.
He reports that many inquiries are being made on the outside concerning Tow
Hill and the surrounding country.
Several new settlers arrived last week
and some of our old settlers returned
after having spent the' winter on the
mainland.
Arthur Robertson, the well known
prospector and cruiser, paid us a flying
visit this week, his object being to reexamine the coal out-cropping at Tow
Hill. He reports very favorable results
from the drilling now in operation at
Chowan Point and is at present representing the owners of the property.
A four horse team is no uncommon
sight along the North Beach these days,
and with the liberal appropriations
promised for roads this summer, pack
animals will soon be a thing of the past.
Found.—A sorrell mare, with a brown
colt, feeding in the Hi-Ellen meadow.
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Henry Edenshaw's Power Sloop
"Josephine"
Union Engine IS H. P.
Is open for Charter by the Day or Week
for the carrying of Freight to any point
on the Queen Charlotte Islands.
The '' Josephine'' is the largest power
boat on the Queen Charlottes and makes
regular trips to the West Coast.
For further particulars and information apply to
Henry Edenshaw, Massett.
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
Franh 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. 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.
Helgrson Block  p ° Box 78  Prince Rupert
Old Banff Whisky
-
Guaranteed  12, 10, 7 or 5 Years Old by
THE DISTILLERS
JAMES SIMPSON & SONS, LTD.
ESTABLISHED 1823
VICTORIA OFFICE
535 YATES STREET
PHONE 288
N. B.—This is the finest Whisky, age for age, in Canada. If you don't
believe it taste it or test it, submit it to any good judge of Scotch or to any
known test or analysis of Whisky. It is cheaper than many and better than
most.    Ask your dealer for it, and call for it in your Hotel.
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 yon will eventually boy."
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
An Ideal Place to Spend
a Vacation.
Premier
Hotel
Queen Charlotte,   -   B. C.
Splendid Shooting and Fishing
to be had in the vicinity.
Only the  Choicest Brands of
Liquors and Cigars kept.
W. J. Smith, Prop.
Mill Boarding House
W. Scowcroft.
Board and Beds at reasonable rates.
FRESH MEATS
Roast Beef,      -      20c. per lb.
Round Steak    -      20c. per lb.
Boiling,   - 16c. and 18c. per lb.
S.S.A ME J. L. BARGE
Hayner Bros/
Furniture Dealers Prince Rupert
If yon don't bny from us 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
Books and Stationery
Office Furniture       Drawing Materials
Kodaks       Remington Typewriters
THE OLD RELIABLE
"Wee Jeanie."
For CHARTER
(CAPT. HAAN)
APPLY "ISLANDER"   OFFICE
SKIDEGATE HOTEL
Under New Management
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.
PrinceRupert Hardware
and Supply Co.
GENERAL HARDWARE      SPORTING GOODS
MINERS' SUPPLIES.
PRINCE RUPERT,
B. C.
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.
Carpenter and
General Contractor
Queen Charlotte.
McRae Bros.  Ltd.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
W. G. Reinhart
Begs to announce that his
Power Sloop "Mavis"
Is open for Charter by the Day or
Week to carry Freight and Passengers to any points on the Islands.
For terms apply at the "Islander"
Office.
SASHES,   DOORS,   MOUDLINGS,
GLASS,     PUTTY     Etc.,
always in stock.
Funeral Director.
If there is anything you want people to know Say it Thro the "Islander.
ff
Contractors' And Mining Machinery Supplies
Building Materials MARINE MOTORS Concrete Machinerv
Steel     Rails GASOLINE ENGINES "   ,    m?TP
Agricultural Implements CANADIAN RAND ™fcbc an« Axles
Teaming and Dump Wagons CO.'S PRODUCTS Dairy Supplies
C. H. HANDASYDE Jr., Prince Rupert, B.C.
P.O. BOX 436
OFFICE THIRD AVE. QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDER
Water Notices.
LAND ACT.
COAL NOTICES.
COAL AND PETROLEUM 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 northerly direction through Lot 4, Moresby
Island, and empties irto 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 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 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 described 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 22nd 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.
Date 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 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
80, 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
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner, of
Vancouver, 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 South-east
corner, about one mile west of coal
license No. 4451, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence east 80 chains to point
of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less. Samuel Horner
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Samuel Horner, of
Vancouver, B.C., occupation prospector
intend to apply to the chief commissioner
of lands for a license to prospect for coal
and petroleum over and nnder 640 acres
of land bounded as follows: Beginning at
at a post planted on North-west corner,
adjoining coal license No. 4454 on the
west side, thence south 80 chains, thence
east 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more
or less. Samuel Horner
Located Nov. 24tb, 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 alicense to prospect
for coal and petroleum over and under 640
acres of land bounded as follows: Beginning at a post planted on South-west
corner, adjoining coal license No. 4451
on the west side, thence north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence west 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
James H. Hickey
Located Nov. 24th, 1911
 1	
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that Samuel Horner, of
Vancouver, B. C, occupation prospector, intends 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 South-west corner, aoout three miles
west of coal license No. 4451, thence 80
chains north, thence 80 chains east,
thence iO chains south, thence 80 chains
west to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
Samuel Horner
Located Nov. 25th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, James H. Hickey,
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. 4452, thence
south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence west 80
chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less
James H. Hickey
Located Nov. 25th, 1911
Graham Island—Skeena District
Take notice that I, Robert Graham,
Vancouver, 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 South-east
corner, about three miles west of coal
license No. 4453, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence east 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less. Robert Graham
Located Nov. 24th, 1911 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
I_l 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
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 ami Fraser Streets, Prince Rupert
A. J. Prudhomme, Prop.
New Knox Hotel
Besner 6 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 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 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.   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
prosp'ect 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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