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The Prospector Nov 28, 1913

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VOL. 3, NO. 6
Ben. Blakeley Arrested in Montana
for the Killing of Archy Thievarge.
Quarrel Over a Woman Said to be Cause
of the Fatal Shooting.
Some four years ago Archibald
Thievarge was shot dead at his
cabin door, at Gunn creek, on the
Bridge river. A man named
Benjamin Blakeley was accused
of the crime. The provincial police
were unable to capture him, but
now, after the lapse of tour
years, he is behind the bars.
Blakeley was arrested at the
instance of two British Columbia
detectives, and, at the time, was
foreman of a mine in Libby,
Montana. In due time he will be
brought to British Columbia to
answer the charge.
Blakeley is a man well-known
in this district, and had lived
here for a couple of years. He
was a trapper and prospector by
occupation, and occasionally did
a little government road work.
He is a young man of about thirty
About four hours before the
shooting took place, Blakely had
dinner at Dan Hamilton's cabin
on the South Fork. He was armed
with a rifle and told Mr. Hamilton that he was going into the
Whitewater district to do a little
prospecting. His outfit indicated
that he was on such a trip. -Gunn
creek is eight miles from the
South Fork, and in going to the
Clearwater it was necessary to I
pass Archy's house. At the time j
of the shooting there was an Indian woman present—Agnes, a
daughter of old Hunter Jack.
This woman will be called upon
to gi ;e some more testimony.
At the inquest suhsequently
held by Coroner Phair, Agnes
testified that Thievarge was the
aggressor and that he struck
Blakeley over the shoulder with
a clubbed rifle, knocking him
down, when Blakeley fired the
fatal shots. She claimed that
Uakeley appeared to be badly
injured at the time of his departure from the cabin. Nothing of
the man was ever seen afterwards
but of late it was current rumor
that his whereabouts was known
in Lillooet, that he had a wife
and child, and was making no
particular effort to conceal his
identity. Two years after the
tragedy, Blakely's rifle was found
a short distance off the Lillooet-
Lytton road, tied to a tree, muzzle downwards, in a fairly good
state of preservation. Alongside
it was a cartridge belt full of
ammunition. In leaving, he had
evidently passed through this
Mr. Thievarge was a Frenchman
by birth and one of the pioneers
of the Bridge river district. He
was a miner, whipsawyer, ferryman—an all-round good man. He
is said to have been the best
whin-sawyer ever on the Bridge
river. Archy was shot through
the right side and left breast,
either wound being, according
to medical testimony at his inquest, sufficient to cause immediate death.
At present there is much discussion as to who was blame in
the above case. A better way is
to let the matter rest until the
prisoner has had a fair trial.
C. J. Salvas and Martin Welch
were in town yesterday.
R. A. Nicholson was a Lillooet
visitor this week.
Danny Hamilton returned to
Bridge river on Thursday.
Dominion constable Daunt, of
Lytton, is in town.
The Hansen boys and Mr. Johnson—fine fellows all—came down
from the Coronation yesterday.
D. A. Rankin, accompanied by
A. McQueen, left for Lytton on
Monday, on business.
Constable Angus, accompanied
by a few of his charges, left for
Kamloops yesterday morning.
It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good; witness the recent fire and the amount of insurance since written.
Dr. Newcombe is in town; we
believe he has taken a fancy to
our hospital.
J. H. Halpin has arrived in
town to superintend construction
of the railway bridge over the
Mr. Patterson, from Corona-
ation, passed through on his way
to Victoria. He carried with him
sundry chunks of the real stuff.
Messrs. Cox & Bellamy have
installed a new boiler in the
passenger boat Britannia, plying
on Seaton lake. The steamer is
now in a first-class condition.
There was said to be three feet
of snow on Mission mountain in
the early part of this week. Recent freighting has made the
road fairly good for pedestrians.
Chas. Bowden does a little fishing at the Short Portage. Yesterday he sent some fine fish to
Lillooet, one of them being a 15-
pound rainbow trout.
S. A. Macfarlane, now a temporary resident of Vancouver, is
in town on business connected
with our telephone lines.
Lillooet was favored with eight
inches of snowfall this week; a
thaw setting in, it soon disappeared.
James Dickey, manager of the
Black Hill ranch, about 18 miles
up river, was in town this week
paying bills and getting in his
winter supplies.
"Lucky" Johnson and his partner Miller were in town this week
from the Lytton Half-way House.
On their return they were accompanied by Jack McPhail, on
a prospecting trip.
The road between Rankin's
warehouse and Camp 1 is closed
on account of opening up new
work on the railway line. It will
now be necessary for all traffic to
go via the new government road.
The Seaton Lake school children
are rehearsing for a grand entertainment on the night of Dec. 19.
Tickets are now out, at 50 cents
each. Patronize the kids. Their
purpose is a worthy one.
A railway camp is being constructed on the east side of the
river, opposite the mouth of Cayoosh creek. This is evidently for
the accommodation of the bridge
men, who are about to start work
on the approaches to the P.G.E.
railway bridge across Fraser
The strict moral theories of
Eastern cities are of little practical value in a railway or mining
camp. Conditions as they exist
must be dealt with. Any attempt
to force miners or railway men
to live up to the ethical code of a
down-east farming community
will always be met with much
opposition. The average miner
does not see any harm in a square
game of cards, and just so long as
he does not he will continue to
enjoy a quiet game of "draw."
As far as the good order of the
town is concerned, no great harm
can arise from three or four men
playing a quiet game. If hotel
men, however, turn their bar
rooms into gambling joints and
allow professional men to run
games in the back rooms of their
houses, they may expect visits
from the police and consequent
trouble. The professional man
who does nothing except to rob
the innocent at cards, deserves
consideration neither from the
hotel men nor the police. Along
the whole line of the Pacific
Great Eastern railway, Lillooet
can certainly lay claim to the
name of a model town, su far as
professional gambling is concerned. If there has been any
gambling going on, we have yet
to hear the first complaint as to
its crookedness. Right today we
know of towns in British Columbia where black-jack, roulette,
faro, chuck-a-luck, and every
other system of high-grade rascality was conducted with impunity during the whole of last
summer. What is the idea of
enforcing the strict letter of the
law in one railroad town and not
so in another ?
On the Bridge river, at the
present time, there are over forty
men enaged in developing various
claims. The district, though not
having a mining boom on at present, is having quite a lot of development work going on, and
with the success so far obtained
the prospects are very bright for
the coming spring. The most
noticeable of all is that of the
"Why Not" ledge. From the
present showing, it now ranks
second to none on the river. Bill
Haylmore has been a very successful man in this work.
Mark Eagleson had a financial
conference with some of the Lillooet property holders this week
and received satisfactory assurance that he would be aided in
the purchase of more fire-fighting
appliances. Several hundred feet
of hose and a large hose reel will
be purchased. This addition to
our present system will be ample
for the business portion of the
town. A new "fire-hall" will
also be erected.
Bridge river men headed over
Mission mountain this week. F.
J. Hunt, P. Mays, Tom Alford,
Tony Viera, Hansen and a couple
of others were bound for the
"Broken Hill" mine, where they
will be employed all winter, at
development work.
About 150 head of cattle were
driven through Lillooet on Sunday last, bound for their winter
quarters on the Dickey ranch,
seven miles below this town.
They came from the vicinity of
High Bar, their summer range.
Chief Forester H. R. McMillan
recently made a trip through the
Lillooet district. Being interviewed, he stated: "The Lillooet
forest district gives promise of
being one of the best timbered
areas in British Columbia when
the trees now growing have time
to mature, and it offers today a
splendid field for cattle and sheep
grazing. The whole country was
heavily timbered in early days,
but unfortunately much of the
valuable timber has been destroyed. The Indians were the first
offenders, and they freely destroyed much of the merchantable
standing timber, owing to a superstitious belief that the growth
of many trees in the neighborhood of the Fraser deterred the
salmon from coming up the river.
For the last fifteen or twenty
years there have been practically
no large fires, and I believe that
in about fifty years' time the
whole area will average from
7,000 to 8,000 feet to the acre.
Even now the timber is as heavy
as the average pulp licence sections of Eastern Canada, and if
there was good railway transportation there would be a splendid
opening for small saw mills."
Mr. Macmillan left the railroad
at Lytton and traveled by auto
to Lillooet, at which point he
assembled his pack outfit. From
Lillooet he traveled up the Bridge
river, and thence along the north
fork of the Bridge, which he
crossed at French Sir, following
the creek to the Fraser, which
he crossed at High Bar. From
this point he traveled along the
line of the Pacific Great Eastern
to Clinton, his total journey by
pack amounting to about 275
miles. He saw large quantities
of beaver on his trip, and at
least three hundred deer, as well
as sighting a small herd of mountain sheep and about a dozen
wild horses. Had it not been for
the fact that he was anxious to
return to Victoria quickly and
the difficulties of packing the
animals, he would have brought
down some of the game, but as it
was, the party was well supplied
with fresh meat during the trip.
On the expedition were Messrs.
LeMare and Johnson of the Lillooet forestry office.
Born—At Anderson Lake, B.
C, on 24th inst., to the wife of
D. McDonald, a daughter.
Constable Frank Aiken, who
has been absent from town since
last August, arrived home this
week, accompanied by his wife
and son. From all accounts, Mr.
Aikens' recent trip is not one he
would care to repeat, under the
same circumstances.
the partnership heretofore subsisting
between us, the undersigned, as Boultbee, Jacks and Cruickshank in the town
of Lillooet, British Columbia, is dissolved by mutual consent as and from the
1st day of November, 1913. All debts
owing to the said partnership are to be
paid to E. L. Boultbee and H. L. Jacks
at Lillooet, B. C, aforesaid, and all
claims against the said partnership are
to be presented to the said E. L. Boultbee and H. Jacks, by whom the same
will be settled.
Dated at Lillooet, B. C, this 12th day
of November, 1913.
E. L. Boultbee.
H. L. Jacks.
Witness: N. C. Cruickshank.
A. P. Hughes. n28 THE PROSPECTOR
Published to promote the Welfare
of the Lillooet District.
R. A. Hume, Manager.
NOVEMBER 28. 1913.
By F. J. Crossland, M. I M. E.
Many people are undoubtedly
influenced to invest in mining
propositions by the rich specimens that are brought out to the
cities and produced for their inspection. Specimen rock of this
kind is no criterion of the average grade of ore upon which the
success of the mine depends.
It is most important that this
sampling of an ore body should
be intelligently understood and
practised. Every engineer and
others connected with the practical part of mining feels that there
is room for improvement in this
matter, and the distribution of a
little knowledge along the sampling line may not come amiss.
An average sample of the commercial value of a mine is very
difficult to obtain, and involves
much care and labor by cutting
across the lode at frequent intervals. In this it differs from a
specimen, which, while indicating the nature of a mineral
deposit from a metallurgical point
of view, does not give an idea of
its average commercial value.
As ore bodies vary in their
physical behavior and make-up,
no set rules can belaid down; as,
what would apply in one case
could not be used with any degree of correctness in another.
It is all important at the outset
to determine at what intervals
along the course of the strike the
samples should have been taken.
In the case of a deposit of uniform width and continuity and
evenly distributed values such as
is often found in the regular sulphide ores, an interval of ten feet
will generally suffice; if irregular
in width, with lenses, and pockets
of strictly high grade values,
lesser intervals would be advisable. In this latter case extreme
care is necessary in sampling at
close intervals, in order to obtain
accuracy in arriving at an average value of the whole of the
lode or deposit, as the case might
be. A plan of the ore body
showing its variations is of great
assistance, corresponding marks
being made thereon to show at
which point samples have been
taken and to check at the regular
points at which the sampling is
to be performed, which should be
accurately measured and marked
out by driving pegs at different
intervals to be decided upon.
Having obtained all the data
concerning the physical aspect of
the mineralization, checking by
assay will reveal the value of
The miner's pick, though often
the means employed to take a
sample, is not half as effective as
a moil. The pick will often in-
insensibly hit the softer portions
of the ore, which would not yield
a true sample. Another bad
habit is to knock off projecting
piecei of ore, which is likewise
unreliable. By using a moil and
an ordinary four-pound hammer
a groove of uniform width can be
cut across the ore and the whole
carefully chiseled out, sacked and
The size of the sample is also a
question that needs to be decided,
as in some places it is of course
difficult to handle bulk of samples
on account of transportation, but
the correct idea to have in view
is to cut a groove the minimum
size of which will give a reliable
and average sampling of the
This is much more to be desired as representative of what is
occurring on a particular mining
property than gouging out the
rich streaks and exhibiting them
as illustrating the value of the
mine. Though not alone in this
particular, the prospector is the
chief offender. The writer is
frequently visited by prospectors
who exhibit samples of ore taken
from some new discovery, and on
being questioned as to the size of
the vein or deposit, it is generally
said to be of such width and extent that should the samples be
true in their relations to the ore
body, they would have exposed a
This does not apply to the large,
old-fashioned mine operators and
the competent engineers who
regulate their estimates with
arithmetical precision, but particularly to that body of small
mine operators and prospectors
who do not realize the importance of correct sampling as being
the preliminary to an immediate
consideration of future work involving the expenditure of capital and upon the exactitude of
the sampled values of which depends very largely the success or
failure of the enterprise. It is
men like this who, though their
intentions may be good enough,
through ignorance of the proper
system, expose themselves and
their associates to error, loss of
money, and consequent disappointment.
The writer was recently commissioned by one of the Trust
Companies to investigate a certain copper property some 400
miles north from Vancouver; the
width of the deposit was said by
the owner to be at least 40 feet,
and the samples presented were
declared with vehement positive-
ness to be representative of the
whole of the mineral lode. They
ranged from 3 to 8 per cent, in
copper, with varying values in
gold and silver. To shorten the
story, after a hard trip at the expense of gasoline launches, etc.,
I found that instead of 40 feet, 4
inches would have been nearer
the truth as far as pay ore was
concerned, and this could not be
mined at a profit. It is such
cases that are so discouraging
to the investor and all concerned,
and it is with the idea of illustrating to the prospector and
others that this article is written;
if the property owner would only
realize the importance of not
over-estimating his values or at
least keep somewhere near the
mark, it would be better for all
concerned. Have in mind it is
the average that counts, and it
would be much in the prospector-
owner's favor should the financial interests or their representative engineers findon examination
that a not too optimistic mineral
content had been represented. I
have yet to make an examination
and find my sampling reach the
high water mark that had been
previously given out by the owners. Of course, I presume it is
human nature this inclination to
pick the best, but it is to be deplored as not conducive to the
advancement of legitimate mining that it is so often too much
Now, I would not like these remarks to be taken with disfavor
by those they are intended to
apply to; from my association
with the miner—and I claim to
be able to speak authoritati vely
on the subject, having been on
the most intimate terms with the
miners of several continents—I
know him to be a man of exceptional probity, and it is but justice to recognize this virtue.
The miner, it is true, is confessedly too optimistic, but these
very qualities are indispensable
to his vocation. This tribute applies particularly to the courageous indefatigable prospector.
Whenever I have met him I found
him a man of hope, of courage
and of generous impulse.
The prospector is above all
others the pioneer of civilization,
antedating the missionary and the
railroad surveyor, and it is his
discoveries that have given life-
blood to modern industry.
Water Notice.
Water Notice
Application for a License to take and
use water, and to store and pen
back water, will be made under the
Water Act of British Columbia, as
1. The name of the applicant is Duncan
William Donelly.
2. The address of the applicant is
Lillooet, B. C.
3. The name of the stream is an unnamed spring. The stream has its
source in a spring on Crown land, flows
in a southerly direction, and disappears
into ground about 15 chains from Southern boundary of P. R. 2096.
4. The water is to be diverted from
the stream on the East side, about
twenty-five chains from the North-east
corner of P. R. 2096.
5. The purpose for which the water
will be used is irrigation.
6. The land on which the water is to
be used is described as follows: Preemption No. 2096.
7. The quantity of water applied for
is as follows: One cubic foot per second.
8. This notice was posted on the
ground on the Ilth day of November,
9. A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the requirements of the "Water Act" will be
filed in the office of the Water Recorder
at Clinton. Objections may be filed
with the said Water Recorder or with
the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
Duncan William Donelly,
By Samuel Gibbs, Agent. o21
Application for a Licence to take and
use Water will be made under the
"Water Act" of British Columbia,
as follows:—
1. The name of the applicant is Donald Arthur Manson.
2. The address of the applicant is
Lillooet, B. C.
3. The name of the stream is Little
Blackwater Creek. The stream has its
source in Little Blackwater Lake, flows
in a Southeasterly direction, and empties into Anderson River on Lot 2757.
4. The water is to be diverted from
the stream on the North side, about
one mile and a half from where it empties into Anderson River.
5. The purpose for which the water
will be used is irrigation.
6. The land on which the water is to
be used is described as follows: P.R.
7. The quantity of water applied for
is as follows: One cubic foot per second.
8. This notice was posted on the
ground on the 27th day of October, 1913.
9. A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the requirements of the "Water Act" will be
filed in ihe officeof the Water Recorder
at Clinton. Objections may be filed
with the said Water Recorder, or with
the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
o31 By Samuel Gibbs, ^gent.
Water Notice
Application for a Licence to take and
use Water will be made under the
"Water Act" of British Columbia,
as follows:—
1. The names of the applicants are
Henry George Coldwell, Alfred Joseph
Drinkell, and Robert Shafto  Coldwell.
2. The address of the applicants is
Mountain House, Clinton, B. C.
3. The name of the stream is Seven
Mile creek.
4. The water is to be diverted from
i the stream on the North side, about 2
', miles South from the S. E. corner of
j ungazetted Lot 3458, thence down
j stream about 550 yards.
5. The purpose for which the water
l will be used is irrigation.
6. The land on which the water is to
be used is described as follows: Land
as covered by our applications for preemption, filed with the Provincial Land
Office hC Clinton, B. C, on the 27th
day of October, 1918.
7. The quantity of water applied for
is as follows:—200 miners' inches.
8. This notice was posted on the
ground on the 28th day of October, 1913.
9. A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the requirements of the "Water Act" will be
filed in the office of the Water Recorder
at Clinton. Objections may be filed
with the said Water Recoruer, or with
the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
Henry George Coldwell,
Alfred Joseph Drinkell,
Robert Shafto Coldwell,
By Applicants.
Henry G. Coldwell, Agent.       o31
Water Notice
For a Licence  to Take and Use Water
Water Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that William
Mclntyre, of Lillooet, B. C, will apply
for a licence to take and use 10 acre feet
per annum, of water out of a spring
which ra:ses about centre of original
P. R. 1830, and empties into the ground
near by.
The water will be diverted at its
source, and will be used for irrigation
purposes on the land described as
P. R. 2169.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 7th day of November, 1913.
The application will be filed in the
office of the Water Recorder at Clinton,
Objections may be filed with the said
Water Recorder, or with, the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, b. C.
Nov. 14
NOTICE is hereby given that I, Clifford Adair Caldwell, of Canoe Creek,
B. O, will apply for a licence to take
and use twenty-five miner's inches of
water out of a small spring, which flows
in a South-westerly direction through
Government land and sinks on the lower
end of my pre-emption. The water
will be diverted at a quarter of a mile
from the pre-emption, and will be used
for irrigation purposes on the land
described as my pre-emption No. 1562.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 1st day of November, 1913. The
application will be filed in the office of
the Water Recorder at Victoria.
Objections may be filed with the said
Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
o21 Applicant.
Liquor Licence Act.
on the first day of  December next, application  will  be made to the Superintendent of Provincial Police for renewal
i of the Hotel Licence  to  sell liquor by
! retail in the Hotel known as the Excel-
[ sior  Hotel,   situate  at Lillooet, in the
i Province of British Columbia.
Dated this 24th day of October, 1913.
Lands, Mines, Insurance and Collections
Mining business in all branches
a specialty.   Farms for
sale  or lease.
Lillooet,  - 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.
EGULAR Trips up Seton Lake every
Convenient for all passengers to Mission,
Bridge River, Short Portage, Anderson Lake,
McGillvray. 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.
Dissolution of Partnership
Province op British Columbia,
County of Cariboo.
I, Patrick Dolan, of Lillooet, formerly
a member of the firm carrying on business as Pool Room proprietors in the
town of Lillooet, in the County of Cariboo, under the style of Culhane & Dolan,
do hereby certify that the said partnership was on the 13th day of November
dissolved by mutual consent.
All debts and liabilities of the late
firm will be received and paid by John
Culhane, who continues the business.
Witness my hand at Lillooet this 15th
day of November, A. D. 1913.
Partick Dolan.
Witness: Samuel Gibbs, Notary Public
Navigable Waters Act.
(R. S. C. 115.)
Railway Company hereby gives notice
that it has, under Section 7 of the said
Act, deposited with the Minister of
Public Works at Ottawa and in the
office of the District Registrar of the
Land Registry District of Yale, a description of the site and plans or its
proposed bridge over the Fraser River,
near Lillooet.
And take notice that after the expiration of one month from the date of
the first publication of this notice the
said Railway Company will, under Section 7 of the said Act, apply to the
Minister of Public Works at his office in
the city of Ottawa for approval of said
site and plans and for leave to construct
the bridge in accordance therewith.
Dated at Victoria, B. C, this 16th
day of October, 1913.
D'Arcy Tate,
Counsel for Pacific Great
Eastern Railway..
This notice was first published in the
Lillooet Prospector on the 31st day of
October, 1913.
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
Etc., Etc., Etc.
Pavilion, - B. C.
Pioneer Watchmaker
and Jeweler
318 Cambie St.      Vancouver, B.C.
Orders by Mail Attended to.
Fine Watch Repairing a Specialty
J.M. Mackinnon, BROKER, 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.
P- D. BOOTH. B. SC. B. C. L. S.
Booth & Downton
1011-1014  Rogers Building
Phone Seymour 1544
Vancouver  and Lillooet  B. C.
Samuel Gibbs,
Lillooet Representative
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.
Globe. .
Lillooet, B. C.
Open all Night
LEE BROS, -  Proprietors
Saddle Horses
Pack Horses,
Single and Double Rigs
for Hire.
Hunting Parties Furnished.
Horses and Rigs for Hire
Light and Heavy Draying
Express Delivery
Bus Meets all Regular Boats
From our Regular Correspondent.
Mr. Allan Baker, of Loon lake,
was a recent visitor to Clinton.
Master "Mickey" Lunn is now
up and about again after his late
short illness.
The weather prophets were
wrong; beautiful weather the
whole of last week.
Skating on the lakes is still
very fine; quite a number go over
from the town every day.
Dr. Edgelowe medically examined the inmates of the school
this week. The rising generation
of Clintonites are reported to be
flourishing and healthy.
"Doc" Welsh, pioneer dentist
of the Cariboo road, passed
through on his way south to
spend the winter in California,
which is the "Doctor's" usual
camping ground for the snowy
Stanley Lawson and P. Gagne
are putting up a small "eating
house" in the northern corner of
John McMillan's land, close to
the road. They hope to attract
business principally from the
stream of men daily plying between Ashcroft and the railway
camps at Kelly Lake.
Mrs. Nellie Hance, of Hance-
ville, Chilcoten, accompanied by
her son Percy, have been spending a few days in Clinton. Mrs.
Hance is on her way to Victoria
for a short visit, while Percy continues on to sunny California,
where he intends spending the
winter months.
John Davis has pulled down a
small shack on the north side of
the main street and is erecting a
fair-sized building which is to enclose a poolroom on one side and
cigar stand, confectionery, etc.,
on the other. Johnny claims that
he has had more than one offer
already to turn over the building,
when completed, and prospective
business, but still thinks it better
business to go through with it
A. Lee, B. C. Express agent
here, who was building the frame
work for the erection of a large
tent on government land behind
Mrs. Young's stable, was warned
by the police that he could not
put it there, as it was too close to
a stable. As a consequence, he
is building afresh farther away.
Mr. Lee's wife and family are
coming from Kamloops next
month to reside in Clinton. The
winters here would seem to be a
little severe for tents, but Mr.
Lee claims he has no fears, as he
put in two winters under canvas
at Edmonton, which is considerably more like the "frozen north"
than Clinton.
The staff of McDonald & Mc-
Gillivray's, Ltd., was augmented
this week by the arrival of James
Walker and Jock Cleator from
Victoria. Mr. Walker is the
nephew of Charles Walker, of
Walker & Ferguson, of Bridge
river mining fame. The staff of
the store has now mounted from
three to five, which speaks well
for stirring up of business in this
staid old town. Even now, with
the increased staff, it keeps them
all busy to keep up with things
during the ^ay, to say nothing of
the increased outside trade, which
keeps all hands hard at it, early
and late. Perhaps we may soon
hear of the McDonald & McGillivray "annex," with a few more
men, if things keep on the boom.
Last week, much to our regret,
we were called upon to mourn
the departure from our midst of
Mr. F. McPhee, who, for the past
few months, filled the post of
manager in Messrs. McDonald &
McGillivray's store. He was
called away rather suddenly, and
is journeying to some fertile spot
north of Skagway. Mr. McPhee,
during his short stay, made many
friends; he was very fond of a
joke and could spin a pretty
good yarn, mostly from personal
experiences, as there was, apparently, hardly a spot in this province which he had not visited at
some time or other, and hardly a
trade that he had not followed.
Mr. McPhee was so long saying
good-bye to his many friends that
it would have been cheaper, almost, for the Clinton daily auto
to have made the return trip to
Ashcroft than wait for him.
Since the sudden, and somewhat unhallowed, death of the
projected' 'Clinton Progress," the
latest local company in the early
stages of promotion is the Clinton
Electric Light, Water and Power
Co., Ltd. The idea, which is a
good one, is of course to supply
this rising town with electric
light in place of the present coal
oil, which is primitive—and an
adequate water system—in place
of private ditches in the summer
and a daily "water trek" to some
creek or other in the winter,
which is also primitive. There
is no doubt that a plant could be
installed here at moderate cost,
with the power of several creeks
near at hand to choose from. It
has been urged that the present
population of Clinton would not
warrant such an undertaking; but
by next spring it is considered
certain by many a sanguine citizen that there will be a population sufficient for several electric
light and power companies.
A new edition of a series of
four maps covering the Dominion
railway belt in the province of
British Columbia is now being
issued from the railway lands
branch of the department of
the interior at Ottawa. This
set of maps, the Kamloops and
Lytton and the Sicamous sheets
of which are at present available
for distribution, shows in a most
graphic way the land situation to
a very recent date, and the standing of each quarter section, according to the records of the department at that date. Copies of
the Kamloops and Lytton or the
Sicamous sheet may now be obtained free of charge upon application to F. C. C. Lynch, superintendent of railway lands, department of the interior, Ottawa,
Now is the time that steps
should be taken to ascertain
where the Pacific Great Eastern
I Railway Co. are going to build
the Lillooet station. The provincial parliament will soon be in
session, and it would be well for
the people of this district to bring
to the attention of our local member the urgent necessity of an
appropriation to build a road, or
a street, to the station. But we
must first find out where the
station is to be located.
Cadillac Automobile (1911) in
perfect condition; electric lights,
speedometer, &c. Apply or write
Cadillac, 1632 Burnaby street,
Vancouver, B. C.
All kinds of fresh fruit at the
Dupras candy and lemonade parlor. Likewise, the very finest
brands of cigars by the box.
Agents wanted to sell fruit,
shade and ornamental trees and
small fruit plants. Apply Royal
Nurseries Ltd., 710 Dominion
Bldg., Vancouver, British Columbia.
Boots & Shoes.
Shoe Repairing
Agents for House of Hobberlin!
Established 1836
Head Office,   -   -   Montreal
Savings  1) e p a u t m e n t
Accounts opened   for  sums of One Dollar and   upward.
Current Accounts
Issue cheques and have paid cheques returned for receipts
Collections made in all parts of the World
Travelers' Cheques issued, payable anywhere
A General Banking Business conducted
A. B. GREIG,   Manager      -    -     Lillooet Branch
With Cash in the Bank
You Can Buy to
You know how everything
costs more when you have to buy
on credit. Why not practice self-
denial a while if necessary, open
a Savings Account in the Union
Bank of Canada, and, with the
money in hand, buy at Cash
prices ? The discounts will help
to swell your bank balance, and
you will have a good start towards
financial independence.
A. P. HUGHES, -        MANAGER.
Heavy and Light Wagons
Repaired at Moderate Cost,
and all Work Guaranteed,   i
James T. Farmer.
■g*     *^s v
Court of Revision
Lillooet Assessment District
Courts of Revision and Appeal, under
the provisions of the "Taxation Act"
and the "Public Schools Act, "for the
Lillooet Assessment District, will be
held as follows:
At the Court House, Clinton, on Saturday, December 0, 1»18, at 10 o'clock
in the forenoon.
At the Court House, Lillooet, on
Tuesday, Deceml er 16, 1913, at It)
o'clock in the forenoon.
Dated at Clinton, B. C, 11th November, 1918.
Judge of the Court of Revision
o21 and Appeal.
Liquor Licence Act.
(Section 41)
on the first day of December next, application will be made to the Superintendent of Provincial Police for renewal
of the Hotel Licence to sell liquor by
retail in the Hotel known as the Victoria
Hotel, situate at Lillooet, In the Province of British Columbia.
Dated this 31st day of October, 1913.
A limited number of prime-bred
Barred Rock Pullets and Cockerels; these birds are bred from
the three best laying strains in
B. C. Pullets $2 each; Cockerels
$3.      Mrs. Alex. Lochore,
Rosebank, Lytton, B. C.
Strayed on my ranch, one iron
gray mare; branded (H) on left
hip. Owner may have same by
paying for pasturage and this
Lillooet. B. C, Nov. 20. 1913.


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