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The Prospector Feb 20, 1914

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VOL. 3, NO. 18
Lillooet district, always famed
for its magnificent stretches of
open grazing and agricultural
lands, which are at the present
time becoming known far and
wide, to many people of an enquiring turn of mind, has invariably been described by the traveling public as being devoid of commercial timber, some going so far
as to say that there is not sufficient to meet the needs of the
fast-increasing flow of population. These statements, emanating from people who probably
never left the high road, are very
misleading, and were they to
have looked more deeply into the
subject, would have found that
they were untrue.
The records of the past year
show that to Dec. 31,1913,1,641,-
672 feet B. M. of logs were sawn
into lumber by the 11 mills operating, this being entirely for the
local demand in the various parts
in which the mills are located.
During the winter several other
mills have begun to operate;
notably, A. W. Hambrook, Pavilion; J. B. Uren, Upper Deadman
Creek, and in a short time C.
Kostering will put in a mill at
Kelly Lake.
At Clinton Botterill & Fry have
sawn steadily all winter, and
have a large stock of building
lumber on hand, both rough and
dressed, for the spring demand.
There are at present 18 small
mills throughout this district,
their total daily capacity approximating 100,000 fccc 3. M., which
are well able to cope with an increasing demand for lumber when
called upon. The Fountain creek
sawmill, cutting exclusively for
railway construction, has, up to
the present,cut 1000,000 feet, and
as the timber is mostly cut into
12x12 for bridge work, it requires logs of fairly good dimensions.
It is of course apparent that
the present available timber is in
small scattered areas, there being
but few large bodies of standing
timber in the district, and this
being the case, logging methods,
here, are reverse to those on the
coast, where the logs are taken
to the mills, whilst here the mills
are taken to the timber.
The present government regulations in respect of the purchase
of crown timber, have made it
possible for an operator to get
available crown timber in small
quantities to suit his requirements, which have proved most
beneficial, to the small operator
in the Lillooet district.
A number of North Fork ranchers were in town this week, and,
as usual, the absence of a road to
that district was their only grievance. They I'eport the Evans
bungalow completed, that Harold
Burkholder has made an extensive clearing on his homestead,
and that the Gibson ranch is
now under the efficient management of our old friend W. Elliott.
BiVch and his partner are now
conducting a cougar rendezvous
in conjunction with their ranch
business, and prospering. They
stipulate, however, that when
"Farmers" visit them for that
purpose they must do their own
Mr. E. Mellott, the Anderson
lake logger, is in Lillooet on business connected with his camp.
The following is taken from a
Vancouver paper of 16th inst.:
Mr. and Mrs. J. Russell, of Lillooet, are at the Commercial. Mr.
Russell is deputy game warden.
He is on a holiday trip, and will
visit Victoria, Seattle and Portland before returning home. Mrs.
Russell is a native daughter of
Lillooet, her father being Mr. J.
R. Williams, one of the pioneers
of the district. Mrs. Russell, who
is the mother of several children,
never rode on a railroad train before, and never saw a street car
until this trip.
Mr. Russell states that this has
been one of the best game seasons in eighteen years. There
were not as many hunting licences taken out, but more game was
secured. The hunters were principally from England, with a few
others from otber parts of Europe. The American Nimrods
gave Lillooet the go-by this season. Thirty big horn rams were
shot, and some of the heads were
the finest Mr. Russell had ever
seen. Some fine specimens of
mountain goat were also secured,
and the hunters got all the deer
they cared i o shoot, as the deer
have increased greatly in numbers the last few years. Ten
grizzlies were shot last fall, some
of them being of enormous size.
The principal guides of the district, H. Swartz, Frank Gott,
James Retasket, and Michel, all
reported to Mr. Russell that, from
a hunter's standpoint, the season
had been the best in the history
of the district. Four mountain
ewes and two rams were sent to
Washington to be mounted to
make a group for the Panama-
Pacific Exposition. Mr. Russell
says that they will be a splendid
advertisement for the district.
(by shortfellow)
The Excelsior Hotel in Lillooet
For looks is not so swell,
But for real accommodation
It is laid out very well.
The bar is on the corner
Next to Dunn's barber shop,
Where the townsmen and the boarders
Go to get their "little drop."
The sitting-room is separate
Only next door down the street,
Which, for perfect, quiet comfort,
In Lillooet can't be beat.
The dining room is large enough,
The service very good !
The diners all look satisfied
And get the best of food.
The kitchen's very neat and clean,
The chef is not for show;
Ask anyone in Lillooet—
The truth you soon will know.
The business starts with Frank & Bill
Who open eyes each morn;
In the evening Jim and Oscar
Dispense John Barleycorn.
Abercrombie—wealthy man !
Cashes time-cheques by the ton;
Smokes the very best of stogies—
Has his money's worth of fun.
The stable boss is Red LaVelle,
He grooms the parson's horse!
When making extra charges
He hides some sad remorse.
Benson George—the nightwatch-man
Catches burglars by the score;
Does type-writing in the night
To drown some roomer's snore.
(There is about a yard more of the
foregoing, and it has just occurred to
us that this spring poet is a little ahead
of time; so we squash the balance of his
verse, and hope that he will never come
back.-- Prospector Man).
Prov. constable McLeod, the
Short Portage man, paid Lillooet
an official visit this week. He
returned yesterday.
After a trip east, contractor
Rankin is again on the line of
the P. G. E.
Prov. constable Baker, with
Benj. Blakeley in charge, left for
Kamloops on Wednesday.
Mr. A. A. Brett has been seriously ill this week; last evening a
decided change for the better
took place.
It is reported that Mr. Alex.
Lochore has sold his ranch to an
English syndicate, and that negotiations are under way for the
disposal of several adjoining properties.
District Forester LeMar returned this week from an extended
trip through the northern part of
this district, where he had been
on business connected with his
As will be seen by an advertisement in another column, the
cattle, farm implements, produce
and household effects belonging
to the Half-way Ranch, Lytton
road, are for sale.
The Governor-General of Canada received the first package
through the recently-inaugurated
parcel post system, so all the
newspapers say. Nevertheless,
W. L. Dickey, Esq., of Pascelqua,
was the first to mail a package
through the Lillooet postoffice.
Old-timers of the Lillooet district will very much regret to
hear of the feeble condition of
Mr. Owen Williams. For a great
many years the old gentleman
has made his home with Mr. John
Dunlop, who is now taking great
care of him.
Master Kitchener Bell, a pupil
of Lillooet school, was one of the
successful competitors for the
five hundred dollar prize awarded
by the Pacific Great Eastern
Railway Co. for re-naming Newport. "Squamish" will be Newport's new name.
Benj. Blakeley appeared in the
police court, on Saturday last,
charged with the murder of A.
Thievarge, on May 30, 1909. The
evidence of the Indian woman
Agnes, who was an eye-witness
to the crime, wras taken, as well
as that of several other important witnesses. Chief Constable
Forsyth conducted the hearing.
The prisoner reserved his defense,
Magistrate Saul committing him
to stand trial at the forthcoming
Last November Wm. Wilkinson
and partner set out a line of traps
in the Bridge river district and
attended to business. They arrived in Lillooet this week with a
nice bunch of furs, consisting of
1 silver fox, 1 wolverine, 6 lynx,
3 mink, 35 martin, and 52 weasel.
The skins are all in prime condition, the silver fox especially so,
which is said to be worth about
$500. The furs were shipped
east this morning.
The Prospector office has been
presented with an exceedingly
neat volume, entitled "Songs of a
Sick Turn-turn;" by "Skookum
Chuck.'' The Chinook title made
us take notice immediately; we
had a sick tum-tum of our own,
and wanted sympathy. We did
not find much of that; but it induced us to read a little book
that is original in everything and
penned by some one of more than
average poetical ability.
Old Jack Lyne—who does not
know him? Good fellow-some-
times. But who would have
thought that he belonged to the
Suffragette party? The other day
he dropped into this office as if
he owned it, occupied the only
chair in the shack, filled his old
clay pipe from our scanty stock
of tobacco, and demanded the
news. We informed him that
the B. C. Legislature had thought
fit to grant the ladies of this province the privilege to vote. He
seemed greatly pleased at this
news. Said he: "That will be a
great thing for Lillooet. It is to
see the saloon man put out of
business that has prompted me
to remain in this town so long.
Hurrah! It will be much satisfaction to see all these well-
dressed chaps working in a gravel
pit for the P.G.E. and get cussed
every hour of the day. This will
be a great town yet!" He took
the balance of our tobacco and
The British Columbia Express
Company, who have just sold out
to the Inland Express Co., was
started in 1862 by Mr. F. J. Barnard, for many years a member
of the House of Commons,  and
the father of the sitting member
for the city of Victoria.    It carried  the first letters ever distributed by mail in the Cariboo,
when the charge for delivery was
$2 per issue. In 1864 the charter
of the British Columbia Express
Company was granted, and the
concern was carried on by Mr.
Barnard and his associates until
1886, when the business was disposed of to Mr. Stephen Tingley
and a Mr. Henderson.   Mr. Ting-
ley, who had been connected with
the company since its incorporation, lost the mail contract in the
fall of 1897, and then disposed of
his interests to Messrs. Charles
Miller and John Shields, and Mr.
Kilgore, of Toronto, who carried
on the work for several years,
during which time Mr. J. Leigh-
ton, now of Savona, was the superintendent.
The town is now getting "good," and
the police court seems to be correspondingly neglected by its former visitors. And a good job, too, for we have
very little space since the arrival of the
spring poet. On the register we noted
a few names: John Anderson, Phelix
Jaspar, Adam Bob, Sam Paul, Mrs. Joe
Paul, and Agnes McGillivray. They
were all fined $5 each for being drunk
at the time of their registration. E.
Gott was fined $50 for supplying Indians
with liquor, and Frank Sibbi contributed
$20 for assault.
Published in the interests of Lillooet District.
R. A. Hume, Manager.
FEBRUARY 20. 1914.
No country in the western hemisphere has been so happy in its
builders as British Columbia. The
pioneers of the Pacific province of
Canada were a class apart; their
virtues were many and they had
no faults. But even the best are
mortal. Our pioneers are passing
one by one, but it will not be their
loss but British Columbia's if they
vanish without recognition.
The first white settlement was
made at Kamloops in 1812. Victoria was next in 1842. The
Fraser valley, from New Westminster to Ashcroft, was settled
between 1850 and 1865 and many
a veteran of those days is still
It is hard to define in a sentence
the distinction between British
Columbia's pioneers and those of
other provinces and states. It is
well known that this province
never knew an epidemic of crime
such as the neighboring states.
The reason was not only the superior efficiency of the Canadian
courts or police, it was the character and conduct of the pioneers.
They were law-abiding and law
enforcing. The criminal had no
friends to help him to fight the
courts. A man in distress could
count on the friendship and the
kindness of every man, but, if he
outlawed himself he had no
friends. This salutary feature
made administration of law easy
and has given British Columbia
a reputation that is not likely to
be surpassed.
Our pioneers are passing. Every
year sees a few "drop silently to
rest." They don't need, and
they don't want, any public assistance or any publicity of any
kind, but they deserve, and the
province owes them, a formal
recognition for their priceless
They were empire builders in
the best and grandest sense.
They kept the law when there
no one else to keep it. They made
this country inhabitable when,
without them, it might have been
lynch law or no law.
A few of the pioneers survive.
The resident of this province today who denies or ignores his
debt to them deserves the ancient
Anglo-Saxon reproach and title
of "niddring."—Review.
bringing in of this system has not
been accomplished with the expedition some may have desired,
the fact remains that it is today
an accomplished fact. That parcels post will prove a success in
Canada and will mean a large
saving to shippers of small packages of goods of all kinds can be
taken for granted. Money which
previously went into the pockets
of the shareholders of the express
companies, the railways and their
directors, will now remain in the
pockets of the people. Mr. Pelle-
tier and the government of which
he is a member are to be congratulated upon having dealt with
this matter in the manner in
which they have. They have
taken a step which is decidedly
in the interests of the people of
It may be definitely stated that
the size of the loan which the
government will ask the House to
authorize, is a bill to raise the
sum of $10,000,000. The loan
will be issued at 4 1-2 per cent.
A few months ago a million and
a half dollars in treasury notes
were sold on the London market.
These will be paid off out of the
new loan. The net amount therefore remaining will be approximately eight and a half million
dollars. Of this amount it is
learned that seven million dollars
will be available for public works
during the current year. Up to
the present time the public debt
of British Columbia, exclusive of
the treasury notes, amounts approximately to $10,000,000. The
net debt, when the new financing
shall have been completed, will
therefore stand at something like
Secure Prompt Returns
through Union Bank
of Canada Drafts
When you ship your fruits,
grain, livestock or any other
produce, ensure prompt payment
by putting through a Union
Bank of Canada Draft on the
Consignee. This is the businesslike way, and will save you
delayed payments and sometimes
loss. The cost is trifling—see the
Manager about it.
A. P. HUGHES, -        MANAGER.
For years the immense earnings
of the express companies operating in Canada in proportion to
their capital invested has been
an open secret and has been the
subject of much comment. Under
the late government the matter
was many times before parliament, but for some reason or
other no steps were taken to secure a reduction of the exorbitant
charges which were in effect.
Promptly upon attaining office
the present postmaster-general
took in hand the question of introducing competition in the form
of parcels post and while the
James T. Farmer.
Horses and Rigs for Hire
Light and Heavy Draying
Express Delivery
Bus Meets all Regular Boats
at Seaton Lake
Lillooet,  B. C.
Fishing Tackle,
S. W. Paints,
Eastman Kodaks,
Mens' Furnishings,
Photo Supplies,
Na-Dru-Co. Drugs,
Singer Sewing Machine
Edison Phonographs
Moore Lights.
We are now paying special
attention to our GROCERY
DEPARTMENT, and having made some careful buys
we can give better value,
and prices second to none.
It will pay you to give us a
trial. As our prices will be
the lowest good goods can
be sold for,  we will sell for
Lands, Mines, Insurance and Collections
Mining business in all branches
a specialty.   Farms for
sale or lease.
Lillooet,   - British Columbia
from the 132-Mile House, Cariboo road,
two bay geldings and one sorrel gelding
branded E on left shoulder. Thirty
dollars will be paid to the person deliv-
ing these horses at any of the company's
stations on the road,
j9 Ashcroft B. C.
Wanted immediately, a young
man wishing to start a profitable
business and be independent.
Apply to
Mackenzie Bros.,
New Westminster.
Heavy and Light Wagons |
Repaired at Moderate Cost, \
and all  Work Guaranteed.
Headquarters for Mining Men
Free Bus Meets All
Boats and Trains
Commercial Hotel
L. H. Clement, Prop
Guest Comfort is My Motto
Corner Hastings and
Cambie Streets
Vancouver, B. C.
American and European Plan
Pioneer Watchmaker
and Jeweler
318 Cambie St.      Vancouver, B.C.
Orders by Mail Attended to.
Fine Watch Repairing a Specialty1
Agents wanted to sell fruit,
shade and ornamental trees and
small fruit plants. Apply Royal
Nurseries Ltd., 710 Dominion
Bldg., Vancouver, British Columbia. THE PROSPECTOR
Fifty-five well-furnished rooms. Hot and cold baths
Excellent table. First class bar. Large sample room
Two autos on request from Lytton or Ashcroft
Headquarters for Lytton-Lillooet stage line. Stage
meets Seton Lake boat. Rigs furnished on demand.
RATES: $1.50 per day and up. By month $35 and up. Meals, 21 for $9.00
Lillooet, B. C.
W.   J.   Abercrombie,   Proprietor
A First-Class Table.
REGULAR Trips up Seton Lake every
Convenient for all passengers to Mission,
Bridge River, Short Portage, Anderson Lake,
MoGillvray Creek and the Pemberton country.
Leaves, 8.00 a. m.    Arrives at Mission, 10 a. m.     Arrives
Short Portage, 11 o'clock
Returning Leaves Short Portage, 12 p. m.     Leaves Mission
12:45 p. m.    Arrives, 3:00 p. m.
Lillooet to Lytton
Experienced Driver.
Reasonable Charges.
J.M. Mackinnon, R0KER, Vancouver, B.C
Suite 5 Williams Bldg. 413 Granville St.
Lillooet Ranches and Fruit Lands a Specialty.    Correspondence Solicited.
Timber Lands,  Ranch Lands.
Coast Lands and Real Estate.
Joe Peters, the mailrider on the Big
Hill route did not show up Thursday
evening at the usual hour nor at any
other hour during the night, and Friday
morning we saddled our mule and went
out to look for him. Joe has been in
the habit of getting drunk and falling
off his horse to take a nap, and we expected to find him within three or four
miles of town and give him an expediting to be long remembered. We discovered no trace of him, however, until
we reached Murderer's Creek. Just
across the creek a big bear was eating
the last of the mail bag, and a few
yards away a second grizzly was licking
his chops over the last morsel of poor
Joe. He probably rolled off at that
spot to take a nap, using the mail bag
for a pillow, and the bears came upon
him while he slumbered. We saw nothing of the horse, but he will probably
turn up all right after a day or two.
We have reported the case at Washington under the proper heading of "Acts
of Providence," and the route will soon
be advertised again. As postmaster we
have had a great deal of bother with
Pete, and if the bears got any benefit
we are ready to congratulate them.
Major Bill Jackson, who came here
from New Mexico last spring, and has
been posing as a man of nerve and a
great pistol shot, got into a political
discussion with George Barnes near the
postoffice the other day, and after some
hot words had passed George Barnes
called him a liar. The Major made a
great show of pulling his pop, and
finally took a snap-shot, with the result
that the bullet intended for a man ten
feet away entered his own foot. Mr.
Barnes, who was not armed, was backing off when the shot was fired. The
affair was witnessed by half a dozen
citizens, and so great was their surprise
and contempt for the Major's workmanship that he had to limp away unassisted. He sent for us and was prolific of
excuses, but the best thing he can do
when able to travel is to get out of
town. Such shooting would be condemned even in a Chinaman, and it was
evident that he belongs to the class who
should  fight   with   clubs   and   brass
As I sat on a three-legged chair in
front of the little mountain hotel, waiting for bed-time to roll around, a crowd
of citizens came along leading a man
with a rope around his neck. After
joining the group I queried of one of
the men who held the rope:
"Are you going to hang that man?"
"We ar\ stranger- goin' to hang
him up!" he replied in a business-like
"What has he been doing—stealing a
"Nope, he killed a feller named Jenkins up yere a spell ago."
"Has he been tried and convicted?"
I asked, as we walked along.
"Sartin he has. We tried him ten
minutes ago and rendered a verdict agin
him. Yes, he got the purtiest kind of
"But don't you think," I persisted,
"he should be tried in court by a judge
and jury?"
"Couldn't be did, stranger—couldn't
be did, nohow," he said, as he changed
hands on the rope.    "Yo'see, the jedge
was off fishin' and our ole jail full of
holes, and so we had to tarn in and do
the job ourselves.   Yes, he  killed Jenkins, and must hang for it."
"What wastheevidenee in the case?"
"The evidence was all right, sir.   He
goes off fishin' with Jenkins and comes
back alone, and says Jenkins got lost."
"But wasn't he lost?"
"Couldn't be.   Too lazy to git lost,
stranger.   Jest killed him for some reason or other and hid the body.   He's as
good as owned up to it, and now yo'
fall back and don't bother us no mo'."
"But I protest.    The man doesn't
I was interrupted by footsteps and
voices calling in the rear, and several
men came up to say that Jenkins had
been found in the woods sleeping off a
drunk. Of course that spoiled the case
and they were obliged to free the vic
tim, but they looked so savage about it
that I lost no time in getting back to
the hotel and deciding that it was a
good time to go to bed. The only apology made came from the man who had
talked with me, and he said:
"Stranger, it seems he didn'tkillthat
onery critter of a Jenkins after all, but
yo' look jest like a man who'd steal a
mewl, and if I was yo' I wouldn't hang
around yere any longer than to get a
drink and draw a longbraith!"
Etc., Etc., Etc.
Pavilion, - B. C.
Lillooet Auto Car Co.
J. H. Kriege. C. B. Clear
Expert Machinists
and Fitters.
Being equipped with all facilities
for the prompt repair of automobiles, bicycles, etc., we are now
in a position to execute the most
intricate orders. No job too
small or too large to receive our
prompt attention.
Dry Goods,
Camp Supplies,
Fancy Goods,
Lillooet, B. C.
B. C. Land Surveyor I
Surveys handled in all
parts of the Lillooet District. Mineral Claim
Surveying a specialty.     nj
Saddle Horses
Pack Horses,
Single and Double Rigs
for Hire.
Hunting Parties Furnished.
From our Regular Correspondent.
We have been treated to more
snow. It is stated that this district has not experienced such a
snowy season since the winter of
'86-'87. Snowshoes have been
raked out from old corners, attics,
barns and other dark places,
wherewith to adorn the feet of
sundry inhabitants of Clinton.
To see snowshoes in Clinton is an
unusual occurrence, "particularly
in winter."
The Clinton school roll now
numbers 43 pupils. At this rate
of natural increase it will not be
long before the "Board" will be
considering new premises, and an
assistant, to aid in drilling Clinton's youthful mind.
Mrs. Edgelow, with her two
youngest children, has been visiting at the Mound ranch.
Sam Graham, of Green Lake,
was in town this week.
Engineer Athol Stewart, of
Quesnel, passed through Clinton
on Wednesday, on his way to
Victoria for a short visit.
Paul McMaster, who has been
engaged in bridge work near
Kamloops, went up to Horsefly
last Monday, where he will remain some little time attending
to repairs on the Horsefly bridge.
Rev. W. H. H. Elliott, of Quesnel, passed through Clinton on
Wednesday, en route for Victoria,
to attend to the parochial affairs
of the Quesnel parish. Upon his
return, which will be in about
two weeks, he will remain in
Clinton over a Sunday, as the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Lunn, and
hold services.
James Haddock and Mark Du-
mond, well-known Ashcroft merchants, returned south from an
extended northern trip last week.
Many "way points" and "side
lines" were visited on their trip,
but their hopes of reaching Fort
George were "dashed;" a heavy
snowstorm was the order of the
day at Quesnel, which they did
not care to set out "farther
north" in. The gentlemen met
with an unfortunate loss on their
way up, at Pollards ranch, two
miles north of Clinton; a new
beaverskin cap and a groundhog
robe being purloined from the
sleigh whilst their owners slept.
Another chapter of the long
"transportation" history of this
old Cariboo trail has been closed,
with the selling out of the B. C.
Express Company to the Inland
Express Company. The sale,
which has gone through, is on a
wholesale scale. The "Inlanders"
have bought fifty head of horses,
with harness complete, all the
rolling stock, such as coaches,
sleighs, wagons, etc., and a certain quantity of horse feed. The
B. C. Express retain their autos
and steamer, and will continue
to carry passengers, leaving the
Inlanders supreme in mail and
express. No doubt there will be
quite a "shake up" amongst the
employees of the B.C.X., but
doubtless a great number of the
old hands will continue on with
the new concern. The Inland
Express Company is at present
buying feed along the road for
the coming season. It recalled
the "days gone bye" to see the
Royal Mail trotting into Clinton
once more carried in the red,
yellow and gold sleighs.
Railway affairs are once more
on the boom in Clinton. Early
this spring Clinton is to be made
a large distributing point for
camps and a central point for construction, and a large central
camp will be established. It is
stated that construction will be
completed as far as Kelly Lake
by the end of October this year,
and that the camps working from
Clinton will have the right-of-way
completed between Clinton and
Kelly Lake by October next, at a
conservative estimate. Work to
the north of Clinton will also be
pushed ahead during the summer.
In "railway circles" interest
has also been aroused over reports of the rumored line from
Ashcroft to Clinton. It is claimed that matters have progressed
to the extent that a charter has
been applied foi*. The proposed
line would start at Ashcroft,
thence northerly along the Bonaparte valley to Clinton, thus
running through the centre of
the fertile Bonaparte valley and
bring the extensive country on
either side within easy reach of
rail communication. This line
would also fulfill the important
function of connecting three railway systems (Clinton will assuredly be a northern Chicago soon)
that of the P.G.E. on the one
hand and the C.P.R. and C.N.R.
on the other. It is claimed that
an easy grade can be obtained all
the way from Ashcroft to Clinton. Clinton will then be a junction, a divisional point, and several other things, and will doubtless profit thereby in the immediate as well as distant future. This news of the proposed
railway line does not come as a
surprise to Clintonians. It has
been known for a number of years
that someone would be compelled
to build a line over the aforesaid
route.    It is only natural that a
Inland Express Co.
Is now operating a full and efficient equipment
of Horse Stages and Sleighs
And all Cariboo points, including
Carrying Royal Mail,
Passengers and Express.
MAIL STA.GES leave Ashcroft Monday and Friday, at 4 a.m.,
arriving at Lillooet same day, at 5:30 p. m.
RETURNING, leave Lillooet Tuesday and Saturday, at 4 a.m.,
arriving at Ashcroft same day, at 6 p. m.
Established 1836
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT-One dollar opens an account.
Interest added half yearly.
A CURRENT ACCOUNT provides a safe and convenient
way of paying your bills, as each cheque returns to
you as a receipt.
COLLECTIONS promptly attended to.
MONEY ORDERS, Drafts, Travelers' Cheques and Telegraph Transfers issued, payable all over the world.
Our Manager will gladly give you full particulars of our
arrangements for Banking by Mail if you
will call on him, or write.
A. B. GREIG,   Manager
Lillooet Branch i
Boots & Shoes.
Shoe Repairing
Agents for House of Hobberlin |
railway should come along the
Bonaparte and enrich Clinton,
and Nature will not be prevented
by man. So, Clinton bears up
bravely under the shock, and
says, "they couldn't help it; they
had to build it."
Now the suffragettes, women
and other ladies of B. C. have the
vote, we may expect the grand
era of prosperity that has been
predicted by the various "votes
for women" agitators. The mere
men are, however, taking the
blow calmly, in Clinton at least,
and are quietly preparing for
the worst. The question that has
been agitating the "old country"
for years has been settled by B.
C. in a minute; why not the old
country, too?"
The Provincial Government will
hold its first sale of property at
Fort George next May. Some
2300 lots in the various townsites
will be auctioned, and it is generally expected that the total
price to be received will be in excess of $2,000,000. J. T. Armstrong, of Vancouver, has been
appointed selling agent for the
government. The first. will be
held in Vancouver about the
middle of May, to be followed by
sales in Victoria, Prince Rupert
and Fort George. Roughly speaking, the government will dispose
of about one-half of its property
in the townsites comprising Fort
George at the forthcoming auctions. About 1000 of the lots to
be sold in May are in the official
railway townsite of Fort George
and the remainder are in the
Hammond townsite and additions
and in South Fort George.
For example—a parcel measuring
3 ft. 6 in., in its longest dimensions may measure as much as 2
ft. 6 in., in girth, (i.e., round its
thickest part); or a short parcel
may be thicker; thus if the length
is not more than 3 ft. the girth of
the parcel may be 3 feet.
The limit of weight for a parcel
post packet is eleven pounds, and
the general limit of size is thirty
inches in length by one foot in
depth, but parcels will be accepted up to 3 ft. 6 in., in length,
provided that the combined girth
and length do not exceed six feet.
About 35 head of cattle,
cows and calves, 40 tons of
good alfalfa hay, baled; 5
tons potatoes; new Massey-
Harris press, drills 10 feet;
new 10 ft. sulky rake; Iron
Age potato planter; potato
digger plow; farm wagon,
with box; 4 heavy horses
and harness; 2 heavy freight
wagons, complete; 2 new
Morris chairs; leather couch;
1 dozen dining room chairs;
new Dain self-feed hay press,
18 x 22; 2 new Ostermoor
mattresses and springs; 2
oak tables; new 10-foot iron
harrow; low down American
Bain farm truck; a lot of
crockery; tools of all kinds.
Apply to
Half-Way House,
Lytton Road.
A.gents wanted to sell fruit,
shade and ornamental trees and
small fruit plants. Apply Royal
Nurseries Ltd., 710 Dominion
Bldg., Vancouver, British Columbia.


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