BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Prospector Feb 27, 1914

Item Metadata

Download

Media
proslill-1.0212070.pdf
Metadata
JSON: proslill-1.0212070.json
JSON-LD: proslill-1.0212070-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): proslill-1.0212070-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: proslill-1.0212070-rdf.json
Turtle: proslill-1.0212070-turtle.txt
N-Triples: proslill-1.0212070-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: proslill-1.0212070-source.json
Full Text
proslill-1.0212070-fulltext.txt
Citation
proslill-1.0212070.ris

Full Text

Array *
h  <
PROSPECTOR
VOL. 3, NO. 19
LILLOOET,   B. C, FRIDAY,  FEBRUARY 27, 1914.
$2 PER YEAR
LOCAL ITEMS.
Born—At Lillooet, B. C, on
18th inst., to the wife of A. S.
St. John, a son.
Road supt. More arrived in town
yesterday.
Local Chinese are about to start
a night school.
M. R. Eagleson is on a visit to
the coast.
Mr. T. P. Reed left for Victoria
last Wednesday. He is on a
diplomatic mission and will be
absent about a month.
Mr. Stuart Henderson paid our
town a short visit on Saturday,
returning to Ashcroft the same
day.
Napoleon Dupras left for Prince
Rupert this week, where has
business interests. He will return
in about a fortnight.
A fire started on the roof of
the Lee Man store last Monday,
but a Chinaman with a bucket of
water put an end to it before a
fire alarm could be rung.
A section hand on the grade
near Marshall's mill received a
bad fall last Saturday, resulting
in a broken leg. He was taken
to the Lillooet hospital.
A new hose cart and several
hundred feet of hose was received
by the Lillooet fire department
this week. The town is now in a
position to successfully cope with
the fire-fiend.
Springtime has arrived. Yes
terday the thermometer indicated
60 in the shade, ranchers were
ploughing, robins making their
initial bow, and the wealthy residents of Lillooet all out fishing.
The P. G. E. line keeps the
Lillooet hospital a busy point of
refuge these days—very seldom
being less than twenty patients.
The management of this institution seems to have the hearty approval of all who have had occasion to go there for treatment.
Mr. E. Burkholder, with his
wife and two children, who have
been visiting relatives on the
North Fork this winter, started
for the east on Monday. Mr.
Burkholder is much impressed
with the farming possibilities of
the North Fork, and this summer
will return for the purpose of
making a permanent home in
that section of Lillooet.
Messrs. Alex. Phair and Geo.
Keen have purchased the gasoline
passenger boat owned by Oakes
& McKinnon. and will immediately
put it in commission on Anderson
Lake. She is a staunch little
craft, speedy and practically new,
having only been launched from
the shipbuilding yards of Durban
& Son a few months ago. Capt.
Phair will now be the long fellow's
title, and the public will do well
to govern themselves accordingly.
The premier has introduced a
bill to further aid the P. G. E.
railway, the most important provision of which was a guarantee
of the bonds of that company for
an extension of the road from
Fort George to a point in the province inside the eastern boundary,
a distance of 330 miles, at $35,-
000 per mile, the bonds to mature
in 1942. The line is to be commenced within three months and
to be completed within three
years. The rate of interest is
4 1-2 per cent.
A CORRECTION.
In reference to a recent statement by the game warden of Lillooet that the American contingent of hunters had failed to visit
Lillooet, we would like to quote
the statement of a man who has
been in that business for more
than fifteen years. And that
man is Mr. Wm. Manson. For
almost a quarter of a century he
has been engaged in this business
—in fact the only business he has
followed since he was a kid. But
he has a decided objection to the
statement of the government
game warden that no Americans
had visited Lillooet during the
year 1913. According to the game
warden's report, 30 big horn
were secured last season. Man-
son had two parties of Yankee
hunters who paid our government $700 in license fees, let
alone the sum of about $3000 incurred in other expenses. Why
does the Lillooet guardian forget these facts when he knows
that about one-third of all of the
big game obtained in this district
was secured by American sportsmen ? We are not favoring Man-
son. To tell the truth we don't
like him, but he is a hunter of undoubted reputation, and it seems,
at the present time, the only man
to forget him is the government
game warden. For a great many
years Manson has followed this
business for a livelihood — and
successfully—but just why he is
officially turned down as a guide,
is up to the game warden to explain. Today Manson is one of
the best equipped hunter's
guides in the whole of east and
west Lillooet.
FATAL   ACCIDENT.
A new edition of a map of the
Dominion railway belt in British
Columbia has recently been issued
from the Railway lands Branch
of the Department of the Interior
at Ottawa. This publication, consisting of two sheets, shows
topographical and special detailed
information with respect to the
land situation throughout the belt
and the standing of each quarter
section according to the records
of the department. In addition
to the detailed information with
respect to the disposition of lands
etc., throughout the belt, the location and boundaries of Dominion timber berths, forest reserves,
grazing leases, etc., are clearly
shown; also, postoffice and general railway information. Copies
of the map may be obtained upon
application to F. C. C. Lynch,
superintendent of the railway
lands branch, department of the
interior, Ottawa.
Constable H.M. Angus has been
transferred to Clinton, and left
for his new district this morning.
In the change Clinton scores one
on this town, for Angus is not
only a good officer, but an exceptionally good chap. Clintonites
will do well, however, not to encourage him too much in the
musical line, as he carries a set
of bagpipes that has horrified
many a poor prisoner who had
the misfortune to listen to them.
The estimates were brought
down in the local House last Wednesday. Compared with the expenditure of last year, public
works accounts will be reduced
about one half.
A double fatality occurred on
the P. G. E. construction line,
near Pavilion, on 18th inst., and
in a manner similar to two other
accidents within the past month.
With two other men Sandro Corra
and Ercola Biribicchi were at
work in a trap-tunnel, when the
creaking of a timber warned them
of danger. Corra and Biribicchi
made a rush for the mouth of
the tunnel, but were too late,
being instantly buried in debris.
Their companions made for the
face of the drift and escaped injury. Coroner Phair being notified, proceeded to Pavilion the
following day, and held an inquest; the jury, after viewing
the scene of accident and hearing the testimony of Dr. Williams, returning a verdict of accidental death. The bodies were
brought to Lillooet on Saturday
and interred in the town cemetery.      	
A TOUGH HONEYMOON.
The other day a good-natured
Swede man accepted a marriage
proposition from an Indian lady
named Violet, and, in company
with her mother and several other
tillicums, proceeded to the Pas-
celqua Indian reserve to celebrate
the occasion, All hands got
drunk. The chief of the Pascel-
quas did not approve of this, and
'phoned to the Lillooet bulls,
who promptly took part in the
proceedings, but of a different
nature to the marriage programme. They grabbed the
Swede man, and Violet, and her
mother, and all the tillicums, and
whisked them to the Lillooet
dungeon for a rest. Next day the
bridegroom was fined $150, Violet
got three months in jail, her
mother paid $10, and the tillicums
all contributed sums towards the
provincial fund.
THE POOR SALOON MAN.
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 name of the applicant is Charles
Donald Grant Mackinnon.
2. The address of the applicant is
Fountain Ranch, B. C.
3. The name of the stream is an unnamed spring. The spring has its
source on P. R. 2012, flows in a Northeasterly direction, and sinks into the
ground about 10 yards from source.
4. The water is to be diverted from
the spring on the West side, at the
spring.
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.
2012.
7. The quantity of water applied for
is as follows: One cubic foot.
8. This notice was posted on the
ground on the 23d day of February,
1914.
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.
Chas. Donald Grant Mackinnon,
Applicant.
By Samuel Gibbs, Agent. f27
Wanted immediately, a young
man wishing to start a profitable
business and be independent.
Apply to
Mackenzie Bros.,
New Westminster.
Our old friend Jack Lyne paid
us another visit yesterday. He
was sober and brought his own
tobacco. Asked if he had any
news, he said: "Yes, and good
news, too. For the last week I
have been watching a bartender
at hard work on the Kettlys
ranch at 11-Mile Creek. Best entertainment I have had since my
last ' 'toot.'' The poor fellow did
his best, but, after all, Potts discharged him after a week's trial.
Of all the bartenders in town he
was certainly the most likely-
looking chap for a day's work,
and yet I could do more in half a
day, after a two weeks' "spree"
than he accomplished in a week.
What is going to become of them
when the women close up the
saloons? They are not like us
old-timers, who can do a day's
work on a dried-salmon bill of
fare! They"—at this we thought
he was getting too personal, so
out he went.
ANYONE
CAN
1-
• THEIR CLOTHES
WITH
YOU
|The Dye that colors ANY KlNt>\
of Cloth Perfectly, with the
8AM E DYE.
No Chance of MUtakei.   Clean and Simple.
I Aak your Druggist or Dealer. Send for Booklet.
The Jobnson-Klchardaon Co. Limited, Montreal
Timber Sale X 151.
SEALED TENDERS will be received
by the Minister of Lands not later than
noon on the 26th day of March, 1914,
for the purchase of Licence X 151, to
cut 750,000 feet of Douglas Fir on an
area adjoining lots 2663 and 2364, in
Lillooet District, near Anderson Lake.
Three years will be allowed for the removal of the timber.
Particulars of the Chief Forester,
Victoria, 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.
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
THE  PROSPECTOR.
Published in the interests of Lillooet District.
R. A. Hume, Manager.
FEBRUARY 27. 1914.
ALASKA.
Alaska is a land of incredible
wealth. We think of this territory almost solely as a gold producer. But whilst her gold production seems to be on the point
of another great enhancement—
this is but a bagatelle when compared with her other mineral deposits. The famous Bonanza
mine, belonging to the Guggen-
heims, is producing copper, principally chalcocite, that carries
values up to 35 and 40 per cent.
In 1912 $5,000,000 was the value
of Alaska's copper output, but
new development work is being
done in four or five districts, and
with the coming railroad facilities
the output will be greatly increased. Alaska's greatest wealth,
however, lies in her still untouched coal fields. The head of the
U. S. Geogological survey in Alaska has estimated the discovered
coal territory to contain a minimum of 150,000 million tons. Yet
since 1907, until our recent strike,
Alaska imported all her coal from
British Columbia-about 120,000
tons a year.
It is most likely that the anthracite fields of the Behring river
will be tapped first. It was here
that the battle cruiser Maryland
made her coal experiments last
season. The Bering river coal
field lies about 26 miles from tidewater. The railroad would be
practically straight, with a slight
grade favoring the coal haul, to
proposed docks on Controller bay.
That this year will see great
things happening in Alaska is
assured by the enormous grant
made by Congress last month.
British Columbia has a specific
interest in the opening up of Controller bay, for a great deal of
Canadian money has gone into
the development of the oil field
that lies to the north and east of
Controller bay.
Just where the railroad will
strike into the interior of Alaska
is not yet at all certain. It is
probable that the existing roads
will be taken over by the U. S.
Government, in which case Cordova will be the coast terminus
for the ore shipments from the
Wrangel range copper regions.
From this point the Copper river
and Northwestern railroad has
built, and is operating a road—
already famous in romance—to
Kennicott and Bonanza, with its
present terminus at McCarthy.
Here the trail starts over the
death dealing Scolai pass into the
new placer camp of Shushana.
The continuation of this line from
Chitina to Fairbanks is practically assured. But whether a
way can be found with practical
railroad grade over into the White
river district from McCarthy and
thence to Dawson, is still unknown. If practical, it will give
the Skagway-Whitehorse route an
awful ihake, and make more imperative than ever an all Can
adian   railroad through British
Columbia into the Yukon.
British Columbia is going to
have a live neighbor this year-
killed by the Roosevelt-Pinchot
conservation policy—resurrected
by the Wilson-Bryan treatment.
One great trouble with the
people of today is that they know
how to manage the business of
their fellows. The old maid
proffers her sister advice upon
the business of her husband, and
any bachelor can give a father
advice as to the rearing of his
boys. The man who would starve
but for the honesty and frugality
of his wife, and we can tell you
of several, feels competent to
manage the finances of the country, and people who cannot be
trusted to drive the ducks to
water will explain to the world's
wisest how to get to heaven. The
man who could not run a hand
organ if it was tied to him will
tell you just how to run your own
business. Yes, and a man who
generally cannot run anything
else on earth knows how to run a
newspaper, run it in the ground.
The local newspaper is indispen-
sible to any town that has any
get-up about it. It is one of the
necessaries of the farmer and the
business man. It puts the ball in
motion when any new enterprise
is proposed that would be a benefit to the town and the community in which it is published. It
keeps a record of the happenings
of the town and the surrounding
country, and is read a thousand
miles away by persons who are
hunting a home and a place to invest their money. When a man
gets mad it takes a "cussing" as
coolly as anybody but hews
straight to the line just the same.
There are thousands of reasons
why a town should support a
newspaper, but the greatest of
all is because it pays well to support it. —Ledge.
OF CANADA
Significant Progress
The figures below show more
impress :vely than words the
progress which the Union Bank
of Canada is making. Consider
them carefully.
Paid-up
Capital .
Unserve
ami Undivided
Fronts .
Total
Assets   .
Deposits
1909
3,202,670
1,900,000
42,516,480
34,222,820
1910
4,000.000
2,482,638
47,455,827
37,409,681
1911
4,914,120
3,129,035
54,434,822
45.232,160
1912
5,000,000
3,375.483
69,403,227
55,643,353
LILLOOET BRANCH.
A. P. HUGHES, -        MANAGER.
5SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
B|    G.   M. DOWNTON
LILLOOET, B. C.
B. C. Land Surveyor j
Surveys handled in all
parts of the Lillooet District. Mineral Claim
Surveying a specialty.     ju
£SHE5H5E5H5HSE525HSH552lD
WANTED.
Wanted immediately, a young
man wishing to start a profitable
business and be independent.
Apply to
Mackenzie Bros.,
New Westminster.
C. A. PHAIR
Lillooet,  B. C.
General
Merchant
Hardware,
Groceries,
Fishing Tackle,
S. W. Paints,
Eastman Kodaks,
Glass,
DRY
GOODS
Mens' Furnishings,
Stationery,
Photo Supplies,
Na-Dru-Co. Drugs,
Singer Sewing Machine
Edison Phonographs
Moore Lights.
Grocery
Department
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
CASH
only!
"I was in an awkward predicament the other morning," said a
husband to another. "How was
that?" "Why, I came home
late, and my wife heard me and
said, 'John, what time is it?' and
I said, 'only twelve, my dear,'
and just then that cuckoo clock
of ours sang out three times."
"What did you do?" "Why, I
just had to stand there and cuckoo nine times more."
"The man who gives in when
he is wrong," said the street
orator, ' 'is a wise man; but he
who gives in when he is right
is—." "Married," said a meek
voice in the crowd.
SAMUEL GIBBS
NOTARY PUBLIC
Lands, Mines, Insurance and Collections
Mining business in all branches
a specialty.   Farms for
sale  or lease.
Lillooet,   - British Columbia
LOST.
ABOUT SEPTEMBER FIFTEENTH
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
IMPERIAL EXPRESS CO.,
Ashcroft B. C.
*    ACKERS & SHERW00 I, *
LILLOOET, B. C.
BLACKSMITHS
HORSESHOEING
A SPECIALTY.
Heavy and Light Wagons
Repaired at Moderate Cost,
v and all  Work Guaranteed.
anieea.   t
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
GRASSIE
Pioneer Watchmaker
and Jeweler
318 Cambie St.      Vancouver, B.C.
Orders by Mail Attended to.
Fine Watch Repairing a Specialty THE PROSPECTOR
PEACE RIVER RAILWAY.
The railway committee of the
House of Commons have just
granted a charter to the Pacific
Peace River and Athabasca Railway Company. It is proposed
by this company to construct a
line one thousand five hundred
miles in length in a portion of
western Canada not now served
by a railway line.
The road will extend from the
mouth of the Naas river north of
Prince Rupert through British
Columbia and Peace river country
to Princ'3 Albert, and is designed
to open up vast coal, tar and
mineral areas.
Col. A. Thompson, counsel for
the company, made much of the
fact that the chief promoter is
D. A. Thomas, of Cardiff, Wales,
probably the largest coal operator
in Great Britain. He proposes,
said Col. Thompson, to tap the
extensive coal areas of the Canadian northwest, and more particularly the smokeless coal deposits of northern British Columbia. The latter are to be developed for the use of the British
navy on the Pacific coast.
LIFE IN ARIZONA.
Some one told Colonel Kelso's
gang of cowboys that we were
going to ride over to Rocky Bar
Saturday afternoon, and eight of
the boys waited three hours for
us on the highway. They had
two hanging ropes with them,
and one of them had a paper and
pencil to take down any dying
statement we might wish to
make. We don't know how high
Mr. Haman was hung, but the
intention of the gang was to
boost us at least a foot higher.
As Mayor of Giveadam Gulch we
have a strained relation with this
crowd for two years past, and
nothing short of our death will
even things up. We didn't start
for Rocky Bar—had no idea of
going there—and the gang was
disappointed again. Such is life.
Sometimes an Arizona editor
rides right into the necktie prepared for him, and Providence
seems to have the guidance of
his footsteps. The boys may get
hold of us sooner or later, but we
are not going to worry over it.
♦
We were invited over to Pilot
Hill last Tuesday evening to deliver our address on "How to
Succeed in Life." We were to
deliver it in conjunction with a
panorama of the Holy Land, and
we believe that all would have
gone well if the unholy critter
with the holy panorama had let
whisky alone that night. He
filled up before going to the hall,
and when he started in to show
off he wasn't three minutes getting the Cedars of Lebanon, Solomon's Temple and the Red Sea
so mixed up that nobody could
untangle them. The boys let him
go until he stood the Mount of
Olives on its head and skewgawed
the city of Jerusalem forty miles
out of place, and then the ruction
began. We hadn't anything to
do with the panorama—hadn't
e\ en taken a drink with the man
who owns it—but the crowd
counted us in and fired us out of
the window, and as we galloped
homeward a number of the boys
followed us for two or three miles
and wasted a great deal of lead
in trying to tumble us out of the
saddle. After this we shall add
to our address that the way to
succeed is to keep clear of panoramas run by drunken men, and
to steer wide of such towns as
Pilot Hill.
H
BAKING
Pffli
LABEL'
Cum POWDER
-'■T—'aT—rmT—-il
5S^S^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
TO RENT
Copeland Ranch!
Lot 3, Group 1,
LILLOOET   DISTRICT,
Containing 95 Acres
(More or less)
We want reasonable offers for the rental of this
property for one or two years.
Head Office:
Pemberton Block,
Victoria, B. C.
PEMBERTON & SON,
326 Homer St., Vancouver, B.C.
Established A. D. 1887]
kvvvvvvv^vvvv^vvvvvvvy^^
HOTEL VICTORIA.
Fifty-five well-furnished rooms. Hot and cold baths
Excellent table. First class bar. Large sample room
HEADQUARTERS FOR TOURISTS, MINERS and COMMERCIAL MEN
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.
EXCELSIOR HOTEL
W.   J.   Abercrombie,   Proprietor
A First-Class Table.
WINES, LIQUORS, AND THE BEST OF CIGARS
FOR SALE!
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
JONES BROS.,
Half-Way House,
Lytton Road.
Lillooet Auto Car Co.
J. H. Kriege. C. B. Clear
J. M. Mackinnon, BROKER, Vancouver,B. C
Suite 5 Williams Bldg.
413 Granvdle St.
Lillooet Ranches and Fruit Lands a Specialty.    Correspondence Solicited.
Timber Lands,  Ranch Lands.
Coast Lands and Real Estate.
WO HING
NEW STOCK OF
SPRING GOODS!
Groceries,
Hardware,
Clothing,
Footwear,
Dry Goods,
Camp Supplies,
Fancy Goods,
Notions.
Lillooet, B. C.
Saddle Horses
Pack Horses,
Single and Double Rigs
for Hire.
LIGHT OR HEAVY
F REIGHTINQ
Hunting Parties Furnished.
STEPHEN & J. RETASKET.
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.
P. GARIGAN
General
Merchandise
Miners'
Supplies
Etc., Etc., Etc.
Pavilion, - B. C.
James T. Farmer.
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER
LILLOOET,   B. C.
FEED STABLE
Horses and Rigs for Hire
Light and Heavy Draying
Express Delivery
EMMET DARCY,  Prop.
Bus Meets all Regular Boats
at Seaton Lake
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
CLINTON HAPPENINGS.
From our Regular Correspondent.
L. C. Hannon, of Canoe Creek,
paid a visit to Clinton the other
day.
Walter Bailie, of Lytton, was a
recent visitor to Clinton.
Mr. B. O'Rourke passed through
town last week on his way to his
ranch at Crow's Bar. Barney
has for many years been renewing acquaintances in his native
land, the "Emerald Isle," where
they no longer talk of "blackthorns and shillalahs," as of yore,
but of * 'rifles and bullets.'' The
question is, which of the two
topics is the best for the good of
the country—probably neither.
'Tis the way of the world.
Mr. James K. More, general
road superintendent, is in Victoria
this week on business matters.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Dougherty and
family, of the Bonaparte, were
recent visitors to Clinton.
Mr. Baird, of Victoria, was in
town on Friday, in connection
with police affairs.»
Quite a large and respectable-
looking bunk-house is going up
at the north end of town, above
the Clinton Hotel stables. An
Austrian named Solden and a
Frenchman named Tellier are said
to be the interested parties. The
lot on which the building is being
erected has been leased from Mr.
James Wardell. With the floating
population becoming more numerous day by day as the spring approaches, it will doubtless be an
easy matter to fill the bunk-house
when its doors are thrown open.
Mr. B. H. McNeil, of the 105-
Mile House, passed through Clinton this week on his way to Kamloops, where he will remain for a
short time before returning home
with Mrs. McNeil and .baby son.
Miss Phyllis Christie and Jerry
Christie of Ashcroft, Miss Mc-
Kenzie and Mr. White of Victoria, and Mr. R. Stobart of the
Gang Ranch, were in town last
week on their way south to Ashcroft. The party, who have been
the guests of Mr. Stobart for the
past few weeks, were three days
coming from the Gang Ranch on
account of the heavy snow.
The marriage of Miss Christie
and Mr. Stobart will take place
at Ashcroft during the second
week of next month.
The Dog Creek stage route has
been having its troubles of late,
owing to the unusually heavy
snowfall. For two weeks the
stage was unable to make Canoe
Creek and Alkali Lake points.
The mails were carried from Dog
Creek to Alkali Lake one week
by Mr. James Stewart with a pack
horse. Doubtless these little inconveniences will be overlooked
by the ranchers when they consider what benefits will result
next summer from this obstructing snowfall.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Bell are contemplating building a residence
on their ranch, two miles out of
town, this summer, and giving
up their house in Clinton.
Mrs. Young has purchased a
handsome cutter and driving
horse and is enjoying their use
during the sleighing season.
This is a world of change-
nothing remains the same for
long. The old Clinton opera house
or town hall is no more; at least
it is "no more" in one sense—
the opera house is no longer an
opera house, but a pool room. It
is now furnished with two pool
tables, cigar stands, soft drinks,
etc., with Leonard McCarthy in
charge. The old hall was leased
to the town for four years, the
lease expiring this winter, the
flooring and some furniture being
put in at the expense of the town.
It is most certain the old hall saw
many gay and stirring times during its "operatic" existence, and
many sigh, perhaps, for days
gone bye; but even opera houses
must keep up with the times, and
it is more than probable that it
will enjoy its new state better
than its last; it certainly will not
suffer from loneliness in our
rapidly-filling town.
Constable Clarke, who has been
stationed at Clinton for the last
few months, is severing his connection witb the police force at
the end of this month. With his
family, Mr. Clarke will then
move to the Bonaparte valley,
where he will take up his residence on his homestead and commence ranching. We wish Mr.
Clarke all success. Prov. constable Angus, of Lillooet, has
been transferred to this town.
A most disastrous fire occurred
on Thursday morning between
the hours of 7:30 and 8 o'clock,
in a certain residential and business portion of Clinton termed
Chinatown, resulting in the total
demolition of a shack filled with
sleeping Chinese. Needless to
say, they did not sleep long; if
they had, their sleep would have
been longer. The cause of the
fire was easily ascertained by our
fire chief, on investigation. An
old Chinaman named Kee lit the
kitchen fire before going to work,
at about 7 a. m.; the fire promptly attached itself to the roof. In
a few minutes the  whole shack
Inland Express Co.
(Limited)
Is now operating a full and efficient equipment
of Horse Stages and Sleighs
FROM ASHCROFT TO LILLOOET
And all Cariboo points, including
CARIBOO AND FORT GEORGE,
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.
TRAVEL BY THE ROYAL MAIL ROUTE.
BANK OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA
Established 1836
CAPITAL AND RESERVE, $7,750,000
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.
COLLECriO  S 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 *
^^^^^^vvw^^w^^^^wvw^^^w^vws
BROPHY BROS.
Gents'
Furnishings.
Boots & Shoes.
Shoe Repairing
Agents for House of Hobberlin
********>***+**/+***************■ ******** i
was   ablaze,  with Chinese and
Chinese bundles   hurrying   and
scurrying about in various cos-j
tumes,   and   making   frightful j
noises with their tongues, which
somewhat resenibled speech. Unfortunately the solemn resolution
that was passed at the last "mass
fire meeting" to the effect that
the church and school bells should
be rung as fire alarms, was not
carried out.   Perhaps it was forgotten; but, though it is rather
awkward to say, we are afraid
that  the   breakfast   hour  had
something to do with the fatal
omission of this safeguard.   The
fireguards responded nobly when
they were at length aware of the
state of things.    A great deal
of credit is due to them in the
way in which they rushed   to
their duties, because, as everyone
knows who has experienced it, it
is a most unpleasant feeling to be
disturbed in the midst of one's
breakfast and hurried off to hard
work.   However, none of the adjacent cabins caught fire (which
was   fortunate, or unfortunate,
according to how you view the
existence of Chinese cabins on
the main thoroughfare), which
was due partly to snow and partly
to the good work of the firemen,
who really did good work in pulling down fences, etc., when they
got down to it.   The shack was
owned by Chee Kee and has only
recently been peopled by celestials.    It was an histronic old
frame   building  and  is missed
from our midst, and its  story
would be more or less interesting
—could it have spoken.
CLINTON GOLF CLUB.
The above club is really the
latest club in the first stages of
formation in the future city of
Clinton. There are no more particulars at hand yet, but it is
whispered that a course has been
picked out. We hope this rising
club will not be unkind to the
Clinton Tennis Club, because that
poor old club appears to be in a
very "tottering" condition. But
perhaps the tennis club "that
was" would not be the worse for
a gentle reminder in the form of
a gentle tap from a golf club, or
a "Mahaddian" club, the last
mentioned article being a very
heavy and ponderous affair.
Water Notice
WANTED.
Wanted immediately, a young
man wishing to start a profitable
business and be independent.
Apply to
Mackenzie Bros.,
New Westminster.
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 Charles
Donald Grant Mackinnon.
2. The address of the applicant is
Fountain Ranch, B. C.
3. The name of the stream is an unnamed spring. The spring has its
source on P. R. 2012, flows in a Northeasterly direction, and sinks into the
ground about 10 yards from source.
4. The water is to be diverted from
the spring on the West side, at the
spring.
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.
2012.
7. The quantity of water applied for
is as follows: One cubic foot.
8. This notice was posted on the
ground on the 23d day of February,
1914.
9. A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the requirements of the "Water Act" will be
nled 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.
Chas. Donald Grant Mackinnon,
Applicant.
By Samuel Gibbs, Agent. f27

Cite

Citation Scheme:

        

Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics

Share

Embed

Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                        
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            src="{[{embed.src}]}"
                            data-item="{[{embed.item}]}"
                            data-collection="{[{embed.collection}]}"
                            data-metadata="{[{embed.showMetadata}]}"
                            data-width="{[{embed.width}]}"
                            async >
                            </script>
                            </div>
                        
                    
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:
http://iiif.library.ubc.ca/presentation/cdm.proslill.1-0212070/manifest

Comment

Related Items