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Vol. 2 No. 4
Per Year
T. P. Reed arrived home from
Clinton last Friday.
We are exceeding glad to hear
that Mr. Frank Holten is able to
be about as usual.
Joe Russell, local game warden
is again off to the interior, look-
after his charge.
A. Sutton and Crane, prospectors of the Short Portage are
spending a few days in town this
Stephen Retasket arrived home
from Chimney creek last week;
he reports all the boys well and
doing fine.
J. M. Walker of Cincinnati arrived in town Tuesday en route
for the Alexander mines. He
left on todays boat and expects
to be away about two weeks.
Harry Keary paid a flying visit to Birch's ranch on South fork
this week and reports everybody
and everything coming along
Tom Wilson, Dominion Fruit
inspector, arrived from Vancouver on Monday, and after a tour
returned to Lytton in company
with E. Drummond, the Indian
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Noel, and
Mrs. Perry, returned to town the
latter part of last week. Mrs.
Perry left for her home in Victoria, after having spent a very
enjoyable time.
Mrs. Arc};;- McDonald and
family, and Misa M. Sa .son ar-
riven in town this week from
Clinton, on a visit to their many
friends, and are at present the
guests of Mrs. S. A. McFarlane.
C. T. Payne brought them over.
J. B. Tiffin, owner of the Tiffin
estate just outside town, accompanied by K. Roberts, arrived in
town from Vancouver, on a pleasure trip through the country.
J. Rowbottom is driving them
Messrs Donald Milne, James
Milne and William Milne, of Vancouver, arrived in town the latter
part of last week by auto. They
left for points up the Fraser on a
tour of inspection of some land
staked for them by E. J, Taylor
cf Lillooet.
Moses Foster of the 15-mile
house paid Lillooet a flying visit
this week.
C. Matheson, miner, arrived in
town last evening, to take a look
at the possibilities here.
F. C. Whitewell, prospector of
Skagit, was a passenger on last
evenings stage, en route for the
Joe DeShields is very busy with
hammer and saw on the new addition to the school house which
will certainly be a great improvement when finished.
We hear that there is a movement on foot to form a club to
be known as the "Day (H)Owls"
There should be a strong membership.
G. Earr is busy these days
erecting a fence between M. R.
Eagleson and Dan Hurley's property on Main street. He will also build an addition to Eagleson's
Mrs. Dan Hurley and Minnie,
her daughter returned this week
from the mines, where they had
been on a visit. They report
having spent a very enjoyable
A new fence has been built
around C. Phair's lot adjoining
the store on Main street, which
considerably improves the appearance of the property. Joe
Deshields did the work.
Mesrs H. Bietzins, of Greenwood, Mike Kane, of Phoenix,
I and Chris Nelson, of Phoenix,
prospectors and miners, arrived
in town last evening, en route
for the Bridge river country on a
prospecting trip. We wish them
the best of luck.
Messrs M. R. Eagleson, A. F.
Noel, J. M. Walker, and B. Swan-
son, made a flying trip to Ashcroft this week, in the Eagleson-
Yule auto, on a combined business and pleasure trip. Dave
Yule drove them over in the
I record time of three hours and
five minutes.
A. M. Ruddick of the Grange
farm, Lytton Rd. passed through
i    town with his four horse team,
I    loaded with a portable saw mill.
He is en route for Dr.  Jones'
ranch, of which Ike Hunt is the
;    manager.    Ruddick  has a contract to cut about 75,000 feet of
Messrs A. F. Hamilton, F. A.
Earle and G. Walberton, P.L.S.,
surveyors, who have been working in the vicinity of Pemberton
Meadows, arrived in town this
week and left for Quesnel, by
auto, on Friday morning, to join
the rest of the party in charge
of Mr. Bishop. They will work
in that district until the snow
flies. In all probability they will
then return to the Lillooet district.
The Canadian Centuary has a
very high opinion of the future
of British Colnmbia from the
manufacturing point of view. In
a recent article it said;
British Columbia is not only
the biggest province of the West,
but it has the greatest natural
advantages. It has extensive
areas suitable for growing fruits,
vegetablesx and grains; its fisheries are very valuable; its forests
are unequalled; it has srold, silver
copper, lead, iron and coal in
abundance, as well as numerous
waterfalls, which when developed will furnish cheap electric
power; and its magnificient harbours are open throughout the
year. There is almost no branch
of industry that could not be
successfully prosecuted in that
great province.
It will be a very unfortunate
thing if owing to any unwise
policy on the part of the Canadian government, the development of these great resources
should be delayed.
Nelson. —Not for many years
has there been so much excitement in the Kootenays over a
mining discovery as that which
has followed the announcement
by Mr. A. Gordon French that
platinum and other valuable metals of the same group had been
fouud in paying quantities at the
Granite-Poo.man mine.
C. Yule of Ashcroft spent a
few days in town this week.
Jesse White of Clinton spent a
few days in town this week.
The wood-butchers have certainly been doing great work the
last few days.
J. D. Miller and P. Kerr arrived in town i'rom C inton on
Monday en route for the Coronation mine.
Tommy Hurley was in town
for a few days this week, and
reported everybody and everything coming along fine at the
Mr. Chinille who has baen
working at the Dr. Jones ranch
was in town for a few days en
route for the coast.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Hoey and
family, left for the coast this
morning, where they will take
up their residence for an indefin-
ate time.
J. Eastman of Montan?, arrived in town this week on a visit to Mr. Campbell, at the China
ranch, just outside town. He
also made a trip up to the mines.
Miss Beinbold, who has been
staying with the Mellott family
on Cayoosh creek, left for Everett on last Monday's stage. She
expects to return in the near
A. Ferguson of Vancouver who
has been on a visit to the mines
for the past few weeks returned
to town Wednesday, and reports
having spent a very pleasant
vacatiom. He left for the coast
via Ashcroft in the Eagleson-
Yule auto.
Dick Clarke's records are causing considerable favorable comment these days. The natives
look upon him with reverence,
and whenever the records are
placed upon the machine, quite a
number of them flock near to
take in the melodious sounds.
The local hospital is nearing
completion, the plasterers having fiinished the inside of the
rooms. Messrs Duguid, Page
and Johnson are putting the finishing touches to this new building which will undoubtedly be a
credit to the builders and also to
the town. The   Lillooet Advance
The Lillooet Advance
Published Every Saturday
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Land notices (9 insertions>
Coal notices (5 insertions)
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A. E. LUDWIG, Manager
Extracts from the report
of W. Fleet Robertson, Provincial Mineralogist, for 1910
Cadwallader creek heads
into the mountains to the
north of Anderson lake, and
from this summit flows nor'-
westerly into Bridge river.
For many years placer-mining on a small scale has been
going on along the bars and
benches of the creek, and
individual operators still take
out small quantities of the
The hillside of the creek
slopes gradually for about
three-quarters of a mile to
the mountains, which rise
abruptly; this hillside was,
a number of years ago, completely covered by mineral
locations, of which a number
are still alive today, and a
few are actually producing
Geologically, this hillside
differs essentially from the
valley of Bridge river, and,
apparently, from the rest of
the district, these being composed of sedimentary rocks,
while the rock formation of
this part of Cadwallader ck.
is a light igneous rock, seemingly a diorite. This mass
diorite is found from the
wayside mine, on Bridge river, along the east side of the
Cadwallader creek valley to
above the Pioneer mine, a
distance of fifteen miles, and
in width extends from the
creek nearly, but not quite,
to the base of the mountains
about half a mile.
It is reported that either
a branch of this diorite or a
similar body extends along
the east side of the North
fork, but this section was
not visited and, as far as can
be learned, has been little
So far, all claims which
have shown values are in the
belt of diorite, and while the
veins continue into the sedimentables, they are not there
mineral-bearing. This fact
would lead to the supposition that the profitable field
for prospecting, or mining,
in the vicinity was within the
boundaries of this diorite
outcropping,  in which case
the probable extent of the
camp, as a camp, is limited
to the area as described.
The creek flows in a northwest direction, and along its
eastern hillside two distinct
series of veins have been
shown up by the prospecting
and mining work done; the
main series of veins runs
nearly east and west, while
the second series strikes near
ly north-east and south-west;
these veins cut each other
sharply, and apparently the
fissuing through which they
were formed occurred at the
same time. The veins are
from 10 inches to 5 feet in
width, and are remarkably
regular as to strike, dip, and
For the most part, they
carry free gold and iron-sulphides containing gold, but
the amount of sulphide is
small. Free gold, visible to
the eye, can be found in most
of the veins, while in some
of the veins it is very plentiful, and in places produces
bonanza and beautiful specimens.
The development and mining work done on the various
properties has been so intermittent and disjointed, owing to separate ownerships
and other causes, that no
clear idea could be obtained
as to the regularity, or other
wise, of the gold-tenure of
the veins, or whether it occurs in shoots, although this
latter seems probable.
The Lome Amalgamated
Mining Company, of which
Mr. William Sloan, of Na-
nimo, is president, has obtained control of the Lome
and Woodchuck mineral clai
ms and four others whicn
are now being worked under
one company management.
The first of these claims was
for a number of years worked
by individual owners, who
did considerable mining,
treating the ore mined in a
home-made arrastra driven
by an overshot water-wheel,
and managing to better than
pay expenses with the rather
primitive appliances available.
Following the formation
of the Amalgamated Company, a 5-stamp mill was
erected, a tramway built connecting the tunnels with the
mill, and a serious attempt
is being made to so connect
the various separate working tunnels as to chute the
ore underground to the lowest level, from which it will
be taken to the mill by the
tram. While this attempt at
more economically handling
the ore is well under way,
all arrangements have not
been completed.
Tunnel 1, Woodchuck. —
This tunnel follows in from
the outcrop for 90 feet, a
vein having a strike N. 45'
E. and a dip of 30 degrees
to the north-west. At this
distance, one of the main
vein of east and west series
was cut, which has a dip of
65 degrees to the north, and
this main vein was followed
120 feet in an easterly dhe>
The crushed zone of this
tissue is from 6 to 7 feet
wide, in which there is a
quartz vein varying in width
from 10 to 55 inches, while
the remainder of the tissued
material is connected together with quartz.
No 2 tunnel, Woodchuck--
This is a crosscut tunnel for
120 feet, where one of the
north-east and south-west
veins was struck and followed for about 80 feet in a N.
45" E. direction. This is a
different vein from that in
the No 1 tunnel, and is dipping at an angle of about 00
degrees to the north-west.
The quartz vein here exposed
is narrow, being only from 8
to 24 inches in width, although the gold values contained are reported higher
than the average.
No 1 tunnel, Lome or King
Claims. —This is an adit tunnel driven in from the outcrop for 250 feet in a N. 45
E. direction on one of the
north-east and south-west
veins, having a dip of 70 degrees to the r.orth-west. The
tissue for the length of the
tunnel appears to be remarkably regular and well defined
the quartz vein therein being from 12 to 24 inches in
width, and the gold values
are said by the management
to be satisfactory. From
near the face of this No 1
tunnel a raise has been put
up to No 2 tunnel, Lome.
There are several other
smaller openings disclosing
continuations of these veins
or other parallel ones; the
openings mentioned are, how
ever, the principal workings.
It is not possible, even if
it were desirable, to hand-
sample veins of this character, so no statement can be
made as to the average value
of the quartz; that gold is
present in considerable quantities in parts of the vein is
apparent to the eye, while
the fact that the properties
were worked for years at at
least a small profit by a home
made arrastra would argue
c .£
Notice  is hereby   given    that  tuo
reserve  existing   upon    Crpwn  lands
in  the  Lillooet District  and in   'iie
Kamloops Division of Vale District,
notice of which was published in ihj
British      Columbia   (iazette,    date.I
May 5th, 1910, is cancelled in ro far
as the same relates to the lands  in
Lillooet  District     surveyed  as   Lots
numbered    1,833,  1,832, 1,83], 1,H?0
1.820.      1,821,    ],F22,   1,1-21,  1.81-',
1,819,   1,809,   1,800,  1,810,  1,811,  1,
817,    1.810.     .1,813.  1,(55.  1/5-1,   1,
040.,   1.030,  1,038,  l,i)il,    1,053,  1,
052.  1.651, 1,643, 1.042,  1,791,  ),<'-" 4
1.015, 1,646, 1,647, 1.048, 1, '('4'', V
829,   1.828,  1,836,    1,826,    J.,^24,  1,
425A,    1.430A,   l,o2r.,   1,031, 1.6V.
1.622.  1 R37,   1.030,  1,035,  1/34    1,
614,   1,615, and 1.616.
KOBT.  A   BENW1C1-',
Prm-ty Mim'ster nf Lands.
Deoartmrnt of Lands,
Victoria, B. C. May 2F,h. F-IV
Notice is hereby pivcn that the re
serve existing    over    \acant Croun
lands in Cariboo   District,    situated
on  the  South  Fork    of    the Fra-ei
River, notice of which, boar ng dale
of June 20th, 190/", was published ii
tl;e Brit sh Columbia  Gazette date<l
August 2Jth, 1907, is cancelled in so
far as the same l slates to lands s'ur
\eyed as    Lots    numbered 3.0.10, 3,
010a,  3,039,  3,0 !9,  3,042.  3,0.")],  3,
052,  3.04J  3,041,  3045,  3,044,  3.077,
3.076,  3,082,  3,078,  3,079,  3,080,  3,
081,  3,083,  3,088,   3,085,   3.C86,  :s.
l'87a,  3.087,    3,0)1,    3,099,  3,100,  3.
0 9 '3,108, 3,112, 3,129, 3.130, 3,132
3.133.  4.135,    3,134, 3,035,  3,037,   3,
030. 3.038,  3,046,    3,047,  3,054a,  .">.
014, 3,057, 3,053, 3,084, 3,097, 3,105.
3,101,  3,095,  3,096.  3,098,  3,106,  3,
102, 3,103, 3,090a, 3,090, 3,111, 3,115
3,124, 3,125  3,126,  3,119a,  3,119,  3.
116,  3,109, 3,110,    3,104,    3,107,
046a.  3,059,    3,048,  3,055,   3,056,
066,  3,065a,  3,063,
060,   3,058,    3,065,
069.  3,070,    3.071,
072,  3,075,    3,074,
0X3,  3,093a,  3,113,
123. 3,127, 3,131, 3,128. 3.122, 3.121
3.118,  and  3.114.
Deputy Minister of La'ds.
Department of Lands.
Victoria.  B.C.,  Mav   iOth.   1011.
3 ■
3,062. 3,061,
3,067. 3,064,
3,673, 3,068,  3,
3.0D2. 3,094,  3,
3,117. 3,120,  3,
VTOTICB is hereby Ativan tha' tli< reserve es-
^ tahlishcd over certain I ■ ds in ,, , I'ariboo
and Liliooet Dptiir's, notice of uhlc.li hrt HtiK
date Jure :t 'Ih. ItK 8 wa- pi hlisl-ed in 'he British
Columbia Gtfcettp on July 2nd nk.H te etincoVed
in no fa1 as the same "elides in the fnllowii k sir •
v." ed hmds in Townships 52 «ed M. 1/1' .nt I)'- -
"•ict. viz: Sections I. 2. 8, in, II. 12. ':'.. N In.
[''-actional Sections 'H 17. Sections l«, 19, 90, '. .
■>•>.. 23. 24. PrticHi'iiip'l Section ?fi Rcelioi s 2c, 27 : K.
Fractions! Sccif, n 2H Seri'crs!>li. ". . \9, ■»',. :»l:
Fractional Seclion » Rn and HI "II in Township ''..
and Sections.1 n>, K'ac'loeal Sef.tlnti •. Seet'oti
I',. Fractional Section II. SecMl ns 21 n 11(1 2f>, all i"
Township SI, and that all the nfo"onientloned
lands not already alienated hy pte-emplinp ha\c
heon act aside for the endowment of the University of British Columbia,
Deputy Minister of l.i
bands Department
Victoria.  B.C,
April illth. 'WI
that the gold-tenure is sufficient for profitable working
by a stampmill.
(Continued Next Issue)
Improvements are still heinji
made at the Victoria hotel. A
twelve foot writing desk for the
use of guests has been placed in
the sitting room. Mr. Barr did
fie cirpenter work. THE ULLOOET ADVANCE
Ottawa. — President C. M.
Hays, of the Grand Trunk Pacific railway, was here in conference with Sir Wilfred Laurier,
Hon. George P. Graham, and
Commissioner Young of the National Transcontinental, with regard to the taking over by the
G.T.P. of the completed section
of the National Transcontinental
from Superior Junction to Winnipeg, under the terms of the company's agreement with the government as provided by the act.
The company expect to handle
a large portion of the wheat crop
over this road to Fort William
this fall. The question of taking
over other parts of the National
Transcontinental as completed,
and putting on a train service
was also discussed. No definite
arrangements has yet been made
and a further conference will be
King Leopold's Answer.
Few monarchs have pusB .;6b..'.l a
more caustic tongue than t.ie 1 .to
King Leopold oi Belgium wn.-ii .if
chose to exercise it. Once a dijnute
was raging in the Belgian army as to
whether the words of coalman.I bhoulil
b ■ given in Flemish or ['ranch. Neither side would give in, and at lenglh
it was agreed that King Leopold
should decide the matter. The aged
monarch asked for a week in which to
consider the question. At the end of
that period he summoned the leading
generals and announced that he had
decided that in future all orders
should be given in Esperanto. Needless to say, the disputants managed
to come to some amicable arrangement.
The Suspension Bridge.
There is no doubt that the first idea
of a suspension bridge was suggested
to primitive man by the interlacing
of tree branches and parasitical
plants across rivers. Probably monkeys used them before men did. In
very mountainous countries, such as
Tibet and Peru, they have apparently
been used since the dawn of history,
possibly  eailier.
Bom With Thnm.
"Mamma," said the little girl, her
eyes wide with excitement, "I do believe the mil ister told a story!"
"Why, the idea!" said her mother.
"You don't know what you are saying."
"But 1 do, mamma. I heard papa
ask him how long he had worn
whiskers, and he said he had worn
than all his life."
Plenty of Chin.
"f* o t'Iks twice as much as the
oth r girls I know." "Yea; she has
a double chin.''
We Ewen Edwin Hell and Mark Robert Eagleson, farmers at i linton, B.C.
give notice that, on the 31st day of
August, 1911, we intend toapply to the
Water Commissioner at his office at
Clinton, B.' . for a license to take and
use (3) cubic feet per second or 100
miners inches of water from Cut Off
Valley Creek, in the Lillooet water district. The water to be taken from the
stream about the line between Lots 270
and 271, for irrigation purposes.
Clinton, B.C.
MOTICE is hereby (riven that the reserve estali
-" lished over certain lands in the Cariboo and
Lillooet Districts, notice of which bearing date
June 30th, 1908, was published in the British Coin Ebia Gazette on July 2nd, 1908, is cancelled in
so far as the same relates to the following survey
ed lands in Township 48 and 60. Lillooet District,
namely. Fractional Sections 2, 3, Section 4, Fractional Section 6, Fractional E. 1-2 of Section 6,
Fractional Section 7, Sections 8, 9, 10. Fractional
Sections 11, 12 13: Sections 14. 15. 16, 17. 18, 19. 20,
21, 22, 23, Fractional W, 1-2 of Section- 24 Fractional W. 1-2 Section 25, Fractional Section 26,
Sections 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33. 34, Fraccional Section 35 and Fractional West 1-2 of Section 36. all
in Township 48; Fractional Sections 2, 3, 6, 7, 10,
11,12, Sections 13,14, Fractional Sections 16. 16,
17, 18, 19, 20, 21, Sections 22. 23, 24, 26, 26. 27. 28,
29 and Fractional Sections 30, 31, 32, 33. 34, 35 and
36, all in Township 60, to permit of the said lands
Iveing located by pre-emption entry only.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department.
Victoria, B.C..
April 7th. 1911
Does Distance Prevent
Your Visiting Vancouver,
and taking advantage of the vast selections of choice
values offered to the public.   Our Mail Order System elim
-inates the matter of distance.   Through it you may purchase and have sent to your home free of postage and ex
press charges, any articlein > i '  big ancouver store.
Write at once for large illustrated catalogue, get in
touch with us and save money. We carry the largest
Western Canaba. Special lines for wedding presents and
birthday gifts.
Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir.       VANCOUVER, B.C.
Liilooet 13 Years Ago
Lillooet Prospector, Sept. 2, '98
Delivered    When    Promised
and Correct When Delivered
The Lillooet Advance
Lillooet, B.C.
Province ok British Columbia
VOTICE is heieby given that all
Public Highways in unorganized
Districts, and all Main Trunk Roads in
organized Districts are sixty-six feet
wide, and have a width of thirty-three
feet on each side of the mean straight
centre line of the travelled road.
Minister of Public Works.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B. C, July 7th, 1911 * 1-12
PUBLIC NOTICE in hereby gtom that, under
the authority contained In auction 131 of the
"Land Act," a regulation has been approved by
the Lelutenant-Governor in Council fixing the
minimum sale prices of llrst- and second-daBs
lands at $10 and $6 per acre, respectively.
This regulation further provides that the prices
fixed therein shall apply to all lands with respect
to which the application to purchase is given favourable consideration after this date, notwithstanding the date of such application or any delay that may have occurred in the consideration
of the same.
Further notice is hereby given that all persons
who have pending applications to purchase lands
under the provisions of sections 34 or 80 of the
"Land Act" and who are not, willing to complete
such purchases under the prices fixed by the
aforesaid regulation shall l>e at lilwrty to withdraw such applications and receive refund of the
monevs deposited on arcount of such applications.
Minister of Lands
Department of Lands
Vi:t>ria. B.C., April 3rd. 1911 39-57
I, Alexander McEwenof Enpire valley, II. C, rancher, give notice that, on
the 5th day of August, 1911, I intend to
apply to the Water < ommissioner at
his office in Clinton, B.C. for a license
to take up and use 5.6 cubic feet per
second or 200 miners inches of water
from Chinacreek in the Clinton Divis
ion of Killoo'-t Water District. The
wafer is to be taken from the stream
about one hudred and fifty yards above
the junction ofCitiniic ee't and Grinders creek and is to he used on lots 154
and 155 for irrigation purposes.
I, Alexander McEwenof Empire Valley, ■ . ('., rancher, give notice that, on
the 5th day of August, 1911, I intendto
apply io the Water Commissioner at
his office in Clinton, H.C., for a license
to take and use 5.n" cubic feet pel-
second of water from Grinder creek in
the Clinton Division of I.illooet Water
District. The water is to be taken from
the stream near the falls situate about
three hundred yards above the junction
of China creek and Grinder creek, ami
is to be used on lots 154 and 155 for
irrigation purposes.
Subscribe for the Advance and
get the local news.
R. Terry left for Victoria and
will be absent i'or a few weeks.
W. Cameron of Lytton, visited
Lillooet for a few days this
R. Wood returnen from Alber-
ni the first of the week and left
for the mine.
Miss Watson arrived on Monday's stage, from Victoria add is
visiting with Mrs. Cummings.
Dunlop's place at Tyaughton is
in good running shape and weary
travellers get the best of care.
G. C. Pritt came down from
from Cadwallader last Sunday
and left the next day for the
0. W. Rafuse who has been up
Bridge river for the past season
left for the Golden cache this
week where he will bo employed.
H. Melladew and Tyee Jimmy'
left the first of the week on a
hunting trip through the district.
Melladew is after big horn.
W. E. Steel, who has been
working in the mines for the
past few months will leave on
the stage tomorrow morning for
Dave Arthur and L. Sanders
returned from Pemberton Meadows Wednesday, where they
had been looking over ground
for ranching purposes.
D. McLaren, harness maker
and Robert Bell, nurseryman, of
Kamloops visited town last Saturday. They bad also taken a
trip up the Cariboo road.
R. Harry Brett is doing good
work on his contract for the
water works ditch. He cordialy
invites any anxious of exercise to
come along as there is always an
extra shovel.
Jas. Rowbottom left Wednesday morning for the Blackwater
district, where he has some mineral claims on which he will do
some work. J. B. Cherry went
up to the head of Seton lake with
Fred Richardson came down
from Cadwallader last Saturday
and remained in town for a few
days returning to the South Fork
where he and his partner has
some good ground which they
will work this fall.
J. Mackinnon and Arthur Noel
owners of the Rend'Or, and W.
Mackinnon, M.E., arrived in
town late Wednesday evening
from the mine. Messrs Mackin-
nons left by a special stage Friday morning for the coast. Noel
will go to the coast about the
Breeden, Hill and Hyde who
have been prospecting and work-
in on Cadwallader are at present
on a tour towards the Chilcotin
district. This part of the country has never been prospected
and they intended spending a
few weeks looking over it, and
will then proceed to Lillooet. The Lillooet Advance
■m      -erultar    Fact*    Abou\     fVlta-t
,.   Graat   United  8tate».     »
I )•■' iirllnwing collection ol gei ,-*!>- '
,<-,ii    iiecnllur'tlea   about   the    (J.*' ni
!■ I .iii-s   illiu   places   tberein   eul odles
.M.iiii   unique   points   well   «vm  h   re-
ni.'iiiliVrillK, V
.\ iiiim'I way to demonstrate lue size
hi Mi,- siuie of Texas is to spread f/Ut
.. innp ot tlie union and stretcli a string
itci'iiHH Texas tde longest way. Then,
piin inn one end ot tbe measure at Cbl-
iiihii. inn- will iiiid tiiiii the other end
will extend into either the Atlantic
iii'Hiiti in the (jult nf Mexico.
1'lie two largest counties in tbe
limed States are Custer county,
Mont., mill San Bernardino county,
I'm; Each ot these is a little more
i:.iii 2(».ikmi square miles in extent, and
in' states ot • Massachusetts, Rncde
siand. Delaware and New ,)ert«y
niiltl lie put inside tbe houuili" les of
rilliei nt them.
1 lie suiiillest county in tbe uuvou 1b
l.rtsioi county. H. I., which has only
:\vcin.\ five square miles.
Aliiuii till.v miles from Durango,
.'oio. there is a point where four states
.lieet Here ti.v stepping a few feet in
ilthi'i ilii'ei tion one can walk in four
iliOi'i'i'iii coiiiiuoiiwealths in as many
seconds. These commonwealths are
tin- stiiies ot Colorado atid Utah and
I 'it- ii'irii  rii's of New Mexico and Arl-
,\ iii "' parallel case is at Harpers
fern where the train stops a few
'i:i.nites to f.iiow the passengers to
till^lil ii ml enjoy a view which per
•juts ttifin io look Into three states.
ti.ir, land. Virginia til id West Virginia.
The hit:best and lowest elevations Id
I:is mil: try are in California, witbiu
'. n mii.'s of each other The loftiest
s Mount Whitney. H -l!l!i feet high.
jnU ilie lowest is Death valley, about
l.Mi IVel  lii'low the level of the sea.
'Two IHeailH pass, ii Yellowstone
juris, iw so named tiecittise. whenever
Miere is a Nhowei in the vicinity and a
■eriiiin smnll creek overflows. Its
ivater;' spread out over the edge of the
continental divide and pass Into trtbu-
t:irl(.< of rivers which flow to the Atlantic find to the I'aclne.—Boston
< <■■ . r«i Found In Only Two Pli.ces
In the World.
ii duly two places in the world,
iceuslaiid and the west coast «f At-
.•tin there be found thai most re-
luartiithle of nature productions, tbe
i'rythrophlocum laboucheri (or poison
treei Referring to this tree in speak-
I'd-; at a meeting of tbe Sydney Natural History society, A. Me.xion. formerly protector of aborigines in north
em Queensland, says thai when In
full foliage it is one of Hie most beau
liflll trees in the world. 'The wood is
ele::iintly grained and marked by colors and peculiar streaks which readily
distinguish It from any other known
limber It Is extremely ):■:■•<) and
totijrb. and tbe blacks of the Cape
York peninsula use it for milking their
wootneras. with which ihev throw ihe
snear. The tree bears lev ro.is containing beans, which, like ilic ves,
are fatal to all animal lil, 4 ,*!ie
stomach of a dead goat or a ilea'. <Ihm'|'
may show only three or font limligest-
cd green leaves. All animals are iiiind
before they die and remain blind i:
lhey recover This tree killed sixteen
of ihe Chillagoe company's camels It
killed some of the horses and cattle
of the Jardine brothers in their ex
pedition to Cape York In IWH. On one
occasion It killed several thousand
sheep on the gulf rivers Occasionally
an aboriginal Lucrezla Borgia disposes
of a rival by mixing some crushed
beans In a masbed yam or pounded
cunjeboi. and the unhappy .Juliet can
nevermore gaze upon her lost ttouieo.
Even Inhaling the smoke of the burning wood is said to have a disastrous
effect upon ladies who. in Byronlc
phrase, are among those "who love
their lords;" consequently it Is never
used for firewood except In extreme
cases of matrim»«»i«fi ..^felicity ^-on-
don Standard. "» *
The annual meeting of the
Lillooet Civilian Rifle Association
will be held in the office of the
Secretary on Saturday August
5, at 7.30 p.m. .
A. W. A. Phair,
Victoria Hotel
M. R. Eagleson, Prop.
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Lillooet,   =   =   B. C.
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We have just added McCALLS to our long list
of First Class Agencies, and carry a full stock
Patterns.   Our stock  is most complete in all
departments, and our prices right.
General Merchant
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Ship Goods To Lillooet in my Care
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Security Co., Ltd.
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Cresent Bay Orchards, Naksup, B.C.
Basque Fruit Farms, Basquet,
near Ashcroft, B.C.
G. J. Hammond
Head Office:
Bower Building
Vancouver, B.C.
Branch)! Offices:
Fort George,
Vancouver.—Governor Hays of
Washington, came in for sharp
criticism the other afternoon at
the hands of the of the members
of the Wasington State Sheriffs'
Association which met here in
the opening session of a three-
day convention. The point of
criticism was that in the extradition of prisioners the state authorities were entirely too lax,
and too prone to curtail expense
at the cost of freeing criminals
who really should be apprehended and placed in jail.
Robert T. Hodge, of Seattle,
sheriff of King county, was very
outspoken in his denounciation of
the policy of the administration,
and stated that at least one hundred criminals were at large thru
the executive's desire to cut down
expenses. He said that he wished that the Canadian laws were
in force in the United States so
that peace officers could do as the
Canadian officials do, namely, to
use all effort and money necessary in running criminals to the
ground. He said that felons had
told him that they would not
"work" in Canada because "they
get 'em there."
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