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VOL./, NO. 17
LaLLOOET PROSPECTOR
LILLOOET,  B. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1917.
$2 PER YEAR
John Johnson, Please Note!
The following letter addressed
to—John Johnson, Esq., Lillooet
B.C., has been received at the
Lillooet Post Office and is in the
hands of the the Postmaster,
having been opened by John
Johnson of Cayush Creek and returned, to Mr. Mclntyre as the
information contained therein is
intended for a John Johnson who
up to now cannot be located.
9 General Hospital, B.E.F.
Dear Mr. Johnson,
With extreme regret I have to
tell you that your brother 703207
Private A. Johnson, 102nd Canadians, passed away at midnight
very peacefully.
He has been gradually getting
weaker since the beginning of
the week, although doctors and
nurses did everything in their
power to save him, it was of no
avail. We are all so sorry to lose
him, he was so good and patient.
Please accept my sincere sympathy for your great loss, and
try and feel a little comfort knowing he had everything done for
him that human hands could do.
Believe me,
Yours truly
E. M. Lovell.
for Matron.
Enclosed in this letter was a
small paper package marked "A
small piece of hair."
The main object in publishing
this is to find the brother of the
deceased hero, who is requested
to communicate with--the Postmaster, Lillooet, who will forward
him the letter.
We think however that such
seal interest in our soldier boys
as this letter shows should not
pass-unnoticed. The womanly
tenderness speaking in every
word could not have been more
beautiful had the writer been
speaking of her own nearest and
dearest. "We are all so sorry to
lose him he was so good and
patient" is a tribute which is
bound to bring pride to the sorrowing relatives.
As one gazes at the lock of
hair enclosed the thought comes
"He died for me and for mine."
The prevailing idea however
conveyed by the note and enclosure is the extreme care taken
with each case, be the victim
Prince or Peasant, which is as it
should be.
This, while it is a source of real
pride in the organization of the
medical service, also helps one to
comprehend a little more fully
those words in which we are tola
that "the hairs of our head are
numbered" and that not a sparrow falls to the ground without
the knowledge of the Great Intelligence.
FOUND-A watch.   Apply to:
J. R. MoIntxrb,
Post Office.
Mrs. Eagan left town recently
for the Seton Lake Short Portage
to spend a few weeks visiting
her daughter, Mrs. W. G. Duguid.
Jeff Swarts left for the coast
this week. It is reported that it
is his intention to 'join up' for
overseas service.
Ml
J. M. Mackinnon, of Vancou-
er, after a visit to his ranch at
the Fountain, left for Vancouver.
It is reported that Jim Mann Lee
Jr., who left for the coast on the
same train, is endeavoring to rent
the Fountain ranch.
Merritt Copper Group
Ore carrying high values in
copper has been encountered in
the Merritt group of mineral
claims located on the mountain
west of Mamette Lake, owned by
Murdock Mclntyre and associates
The latest discovery was made
last Saturday iy the bottom of a
new shaft' that is being sunk, at
a depth of ten feet from the surface. The ore is yellow copper,
carrying what appears to be
bornite. There are also indications that grey copper may be encountered at almost any moment.
The shaft in which this discovery
was made is the second that has
been sunk this winter, the first
one having been put down to a
depth of about forty-five feet,
following the vein down. Good
ore was also encountered in this
working. Mr. Mclntyre is jubu-
lent over the recent discovery and
believes that he is about to enter
an ore body of considerable size,
as the formation appears to be
changing very materially as depth
is gained.
Prospecting work is being carried on steadily at the Merritt
group this winter and plans are
.being formulated for an active
working campaign for the coming
spring and winter. —Herald, Merritt.
Urge P.G.E.
Completion
Vancouver. —A delegation consisting of Mayor Vance of North
Vancouver, Reeve Hay and Coun-
cellors J. Loutet and J. Barclay
of North Vancouver Municipality,
appeared before the civic railways and bridges cemmittee yesterday afternoon and requested
jthe support of the City Council
for a petition which the people of
the North Shore were presenting
to the Provincial Government
asking that the P.G.E. Railway
Company be urged to at once
commence and continue construction until completed, that section
of the railway • which is to run
between Horseshoe Bay and
Squamish.
The delegation after going into
the history of the negociations
which resulted in the decision to
build the railway, was assured by
Aid. Gale, the chairman of the
committee, that the City Council
would without doubt endorse
their proposal.
"Why is Clara so angry with
the photographer'"
"She found a label on the back
of her pictures stating: "The
original of this photograph is
carefully preserved."
Recently a number of Canadians at the front having "Dolled
up" in Ladies' White Nighties,
purchased at the village stores,
made a raid on the German
trenches in the moonlight.
Is it any wonder that the Huns
eagerly threw up their hands
crying "Kamarad"?
In a certain town not many
miles away a building caught fire,
and the extinguishers failed to
do their work. A few days later
at the town meeting some citizens tried to learn the reason.
After they had freely discussed
the subject, one of them said:
"Mr. Chairman, I make a motion that the fire-extinguishers
be examined ten days before
every fire."
In The Honse of Commons
London, Feb. 21. —In a speeeh
in the House of Commons today
Sir Edward Carson, first lord of
the admiralty, said the submarine
menace recently had grown until
its extent had become grave and
serious. The menace had not yet
been solved, but measures which
had been adopted, he said, will
mitigate it by degrees.
Sir Edward informed the House
that an anti-submarine department had been established in the
admiralty composed of the most
experienced and capable men in
£he navy. The number of armed
merchant ship had been increased
47.5 per cent, in the last two
months.
Upon the whole, Sir Edward
Carson continued, Great Britain
had suffered less privations than
any of the beligerents. The total number of the personnel carried across the seas by the naval
forces up to the end of last Oct.
was 8.000,000, he added.
Up to the end of October also,
the naval forces had moved more
than 9,000,000 tons of explosives
and other materials; 1,000,000
sick and wounded; more than
1,000,000 horses and mules; more
than 4,000,000 gallons of petrol.
They had examined on the high
seas or in harbours 15,1.50 ships.
In January last aione, in British
ports they had examined 1754
ships, and the total for February
would not be less than January.
The figures, Sir Edward stated,
sjhowed that 78 per cent of armed
ships escaped after a submarine
attack, while only 24 per cent, of
unarmed vessels escaped.
While not giving the number
of submarines destroyed, Sir Edward said he had a record of
forty encounters with them during the last eighteen days. —Province. .	
London, Feb. 21.—The Aeroplane, the leading aeronautical
magazine, says a newly designed
giant airplane in a test has risen to an altitude of 7000 feet,
carrying a pilot and twenty passengers. 	
Dr. Asselstine returned this
week.
Dr. Macphail has returned to
the coast.
A petition to have the Hatchery turned into a soldiers' convalescent hospital has been the
rounds of the town.
FAR AND NEAR
WATER NOTICE
DIVERSION AND VUT
Take notice that Joseph Copeland
whose address is Lillooet, will apply
for a licence to take and use Twenty
miners inches of water out of an unnamed spring, which flows Northeast
and drains into Lot 3056 Lillooet Dis-
t.ict about three quarters of a mile
from source. The water will be diverted from the stream at a point about
fifty yards S.E. of N.W. post of P.R.
2169 Lillooet District, and will be used
for irrigation purpose upon the land
described as Lot 3056 Lillooet District.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 17th day of February, 1917.
A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the ' 'Water Act, 1914." will be filed in the
office of the Water Recorder at
Clinton, B.C.
Objections may be filed with the said
Water Recorder, or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.c, within thirty days
after the first appearance of this notice
in a local newspaper.    .
JOSEPH COPELAND. applicant
Herbert Boothman, agent.
The date of the first publication of
this'notice is Feb. 23. 1917.
The mining section of Lillooet
Lake bids fair to be an important
produced within the next year or
two, many low grade properties
there being abl« to ship to the
coast by the Pacific Great Eastern Railway. Much ore is now
said to be available and waiting
the opening of the Ladysmith
smelter. Twenty-three claims in
the district are said to have been
bonded to a New York syndicate
for $50,000, while a Vancouver
syndicate have bonded eight
claims for $40,000 —Vernon News
The British Columbia Goat
Breeders' Association was duly
incorporated on February 3. Almost 100 breeders in the province
have already joined or have signified their intention of becoming
members immediately.
Practically every goat breeder
in the province has been circularized in an effort to find out how
many goats there are in British
Columbia. The members are urging that all goats be kept in the
province and that none be sold
outside its boundaries as it is
pointed out that the demand
within the province is much
greater than the supply and will
in all probability continue to be
so for some years to come.
Ten years ago a Kansas farmer
put his initials on a dollar bill.
The next day he went to the
nearesi town and spent it with a
merchant.> Before the year was
out he got *the dollar bill back.
Four times in six years he got it
back for produce and three times
he heard of it being in the pockets of his neighbors. The last
time he got it back he Sent it to
a mail order house. He has never seen theidollar bill since and
never will. VThat dollar bill will
never pay any more school or
road taxes for him—it will never
help build or brighten any of the
homes in his community. He
sent it entirely out of its usefulness to himself or his neighbors.
Mr. W. E. McTaggart, who
has occupied the position of Fruit
Markets Commissioner, with
headquarters at Calgary, has
handed his resignation to Mr. W.
Scott, Deputy Minister of Agriculture. Mr. McTaggart is leaving the service of the department
to take charge of the circulation
department of one of the b«6t
known farming papers in the
west. His headquarters will be
at Winnipeg.   '
More than 900 persons of Teutonic birth renounced allegiance
to Germany and Austria in New
York, recently, and took out first
papers entitling them to become
citizens of the United States. In
Manhattan alone about 600 subjects -trf the Central Powers
switched their citizenship and in
Brooklyn 36fr did likewise. Two
thirds of them were Germans.
When it was explained to the applicants that while first papers of
citizenship would exempt them
from concentration camps, they
could be drafted for military service in the esrent of a war with
Teutonic allies, the reply was
general they would fight for the
United States.
- We hear there is to be great
attractions in Lillooet on March
16 or 17. Better keep those dates
open. THE  LILLOOET  PROSPECTOR
Prisoners of War
INFORMATION
The Post Office Department is in receipt of a cablegram from the British authorities stating that no parcels containing foodstuffs or
articles of clothing should be
forwarded in future from
Canada for Prisoners of War
in Germany.
The British authorities represent that it is absolutely
necessary that the above regulation should be complied
with. Therefore, on and
from the 1st February, 1917,
the P.O. Department will refuse to accept any such parcels for prisoners of war in
Germany. The Department
is advised by the English
authorities that such parcels
cannot be accepted for transmission to the prisoners, and
could not get through.
The Canadian Red Cross
Society through its London
Office undertakes that every
Canadian prisoner shall receive adequate relief in food
and clothing, sending one
parcel every week to each
prisoner. Therefore, existing
organizations should continue their work of collecting
funds to be sent to be sent
to the Canadian Red Cross
Society; and it is most desirable that they should not relax their efforts in this
respect-
Persons desiring to have
additional food or supplies
sent to a Canadian prisoner
should send money for that
purpose to the Prisoners of
War Department, Canadian
Red Cross Society.
The remittance should be
in the form of a Post Office
Money Order drawn in favor
of the Prisoners of War De-
partment, Canadian Red
Cross Society, for the Prisoner of War question.
Any person wishing to send
a remittance to a Prisoner of
War may do so by means of
a Post Office Order, which is
issued free of Commission.
Instructions as to how to
.proceed can be obtained from
Postmasters of Accounting
Post Offices.
Parcels for prisoners of
war containing articles which
are not prohibited, may be
sent fully addressed to the
place of destination in the
form above care of Prisoners
of War Department, Canadian Red Cross Society, London, England, to be forwarded after they have been censored.
Detailed regulations respecting communication with
Prisoners of War are being
issued to the Postal Service
generally, and full information may be obtained by
making application to any
Postmaster.
In the case of sendingpar-
cles or money to Canadian
soldiers it is always best to
interview your local postal
authorities.
THE     MINISTER     OF     FINANCE
REQUESTS
THE
PEOPLE    OF    CANADA    TO
BEGIN NOW
TO
SAVE   MONEY   FOR   THE
NEXT WAR LOAN
JAN. 9,  1917
DEPARTMENT Or FINANCE
OTTAWA
FALL IN
The 11th Reg. The Irish
Fusiliers of Canada are very
busy recruiting for their overseas draft; 250 men are required for this Company and
in all probability when up to
strength, they will be attached to the 'Fighting Seventh.'
This Battalion is still busy
making history for British
Columbia, and it is an honour to upnold the history and
tradition of this splendid
unit.
We want men, and yet
more men to jump into the
breaches. Any information
required on this subject can
be secured by writing or calling at the Irish Fusiliers recruiting offices, Lieut. J. M.
Burge, 134, Hastings St. W.
or in the rear of the Hotel
Irving, corner of Columbia
and Hastings St. Vancouver,
Wake Up; the bugle sounds.
The Fall In.
WATER NOTICE
Army Service Corps Want Recruits
An Opportunity for Which Many Eligibles
Have Long Been Waiting
In reviewing the recruiting returns of
the different provinces of the Dominion,
one is profoundly impressed by the-splendid response made by the manhood of
British Columbia in the time of the Empire's need.
This record is indeed one to be proud
of, but there are still a very large number
of eligible men in the Provinee who for
various reasons have been prevented from
doing their duty, aad it is to these that
the Officer Commanding No. 19 Company
Canadian Army Service Corps
with Headquarthrs at 1117 Seaton Street,
Vancouver, B.C. issues this appeal.
Instructions   have   just been  received
from Headquarters to enlist men of the
following trades and occupations for overseas service with the above corps.
Horse Transport Drivers
Supply Clerks
Mechanical Transport Drivers
Bakers Butchers Farriers
Wheelers      Blacksmiths     Saddlers
Electricians Fitters & Turners
The advantage of a man being able to
work at the occupation he works at in
civil life will be apparent.
The men as recruited will be given a
little preliminary training here and sent
forward in drafts.
Any further information in this connection will be gladly furnished on application to the above address (1117 Seaton
Street, Vancouver).
CAPITAL Privately Procured for any
legitimate business; stock companies
incorporated; bonds and stock placed
on commission. Securities Bonding
Co., 811 Rogers Bldg., Vancouver,B.C.
DIVERSION AND  USE
Take notice that Frank William Engeman, whose address is Clinton, B.C.,
will apply for a licence to take and sse
5 cubic feet per second of water out of
Seven Mile creek, also known as Stable
creek, which flows north west and
drains into Big Bar Creek about 5
chs. North of the Southwest corner of
Lot No. 1236 Lillooet District. The
water will be diverted from the stream
at a point about 5 chs. East and 5 chs.
South of the Southwest corner of Lot
No. 1236 Lillooet District and will be
used for Miscellaneous purpose upon the
land described as 5 chs East and C chs.
South of the Southwest corner of Lot
1236 Lillooet District.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 9th day of January, 1917.
A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the "Water
Act, 1914," will be filed in the offices of
the   Water  Recorder at Clinton B.C.
Objections may be filed with the said
water Recorders or with the Comptroller
of water rights. Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B.C., within thirty days after
the the first appearance of this notice in
a local newspaper.
FRANK WILLIAM ENGEMAN,
Applicant.
H. P. HORAN, Agent.
The  date of  the  first publication of
this notice isJFebruary 2, 1917.
Have you paid your Subscription
AgentWanted!
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An energetic agent is wanted in
this locality to show samples and
solicit orders from householders.
Handsomely hound sample hooks
showing hundreds of beautiful, exclusive patterns ate furnished
agents free.
Over 2,100 agents are making
Urge profits.
Applicants please stats occupation, age, and surrounding villages
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50.00     " 43.OO
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INDIVIDUAL PURCHASES LIMITED TO SI9O0.
FOR FULL PARTICULARS APPUY AT ANY BANK
OR ANY MONEY ORDER POST OFFICE
JAN. 9, 1917
Finance   Depar-tm en-
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Engineers  Wanted
The 6th Field Co. Canadian Engineers whose headquarters are at
North Vancouver, are offering a
splendid opportunity to the handy
man.
Any man of ordinary intelligence, able to use his hands, drive
a horse or- motor motor wagon,
or a man used to tools of any
kind, can ffrfd a good opening with
the Engineers. The extraordinary number and variety of jobs
the engineers are called upon to
handle in the daily routine of
warfare, bring openings which
all classes of helpers can contribute to fill.
WATER NOTICE
USE  AND  STORAGE
Job Work of All Kinds
Neatly   and   Promptly
Done at Prospector Office.
Take notice that David B. Melville
whose address is Pavilion, B.C., will
apply for a licence to take and use 100
acre feet and to store l1 0 acre feet of
water out of Gillan Creek, which flows in
a Southerly direction and drains into
Pavilion Creek on Lot 59. The storage
dam will be located at Lot 878. The
capacity of the reservoir to be' created
is about 100 acre feet, and it will flood
about 50 acres of land. The water will
be diverted from the stream at a point
about 300 yards from Southwest corner
of Lot 911, through Lots 878 and 63 and
will be used for irrigation purpose upon
the land described as Lot 3635, Lillooet
District.
This notice was posted en the ground
on the 16th day of Dec, 1916.
A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the "water
act, 1914" will be filed in the office of
Water Recorder at Clinton, British
Columbia. Objections to the application may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with the Comptroller of
Water Rights, Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B.C., within thirty days after
the first appearance of this notice in a
local newspaper.
DAVID B. MELVILLE, applicant
Samuel Gibbs, agent
The date of the first publication of
this notice is Jan. 5th, 1917.
Tremendous Advance in Price of Flour
Since buying our last car flour has advanced $1.80 per
barrel, We have a good stock, so advise our customers to
buy now, Today's prices, which are good for one week, are
as follows:
Royal Household, 49 lb<5., $2.85. Five Roses, 49 lbs., $2.85
Pacific Gom, 49 lbs.,    -   $4.75. Our Best, 49 lbs., $2.65
These prices are under today's costs.
Complete stock of Fresh Groceries on hand at low rates.
P. SANTINI <& CO.
EXCELSIOR   HOTEL
We  Aim to  Please   the  Tourists  and  Travellers
Cheerful Dining Room—Best Meals in Town
Bar is stocked with the Finest Grades of Wines and Liquors
Large Pleasure Launch on Seton Lake for the accommodation of guests
Automobile Meets all Trains
Alex. C. Phair, = Proprietor
t*******-s
WO HING
Dry Goods, Gents' Furnishings
Groceries, Confectionery,
Footwear, Hardware, etc.
LJULOOET,
B.C.
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Headquarters for Mining Men
Send Us Your Job Work-— Support Home Industry
Commercial
Hotels—l
Chas. Mason, Mgr.
Quests  Comfort
is    My   Motto
Corner Hastings and
Cambie Streets
Vancouver, B. C.
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Take notice that Hugh Ross, whose
address is Pemberton Portage, B.C.,
will apply for a licence to take and use
three thousand miners inches of water
out of Owl Creak, which flows south
east and drains into Birkenhead River
about two and on* half miles from Lillooet river. The water will be diverted
from the stream at a point about two
miles north west from Owl creek bridge
on County Road and will be used for
mining purpose upon the claims described as Owl, Stirling, Virginia. Ruby,
Eagle, Copper Wonder.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 24th day of October, 1916.
A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the "Water
Act, 1914," will be filed in the office of
the Water Recorder at Clinton, B.C.
Objections to the application may be
filed with the said Water Recorder or
with the Comptroller of Water Rights,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.,
within thirty days after the first appearance of this notice in a local newspaper.
HUGH ROSS, Applicant.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is the 24th of November  1916.
LAND LEASE NOTICES
LILLOOET LAND  DISTBICT
DISTBICT Or LILLOOET
Take notice that John Alfred,Carlson,
of Lac La Hache, occupation farmer,
intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
north-west corner of lot 3545, thence
north 40 chains, thence east 40 cnains,
thence south 40 chains, thence west to
point of commencement.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 4th of August, 1916.
JOHN ALFRED CARLSON,
LILLOOBT LAITD DISTBICT
DISTBICT OF LILLOOET
Take notice that Delina Clara Noel,
of Lillooet, B.C., occupation married
woman, intends to apply for permission
to lease the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted one
half mile north-east of north-east corn-
-er of lot 587, Lorne Mines Group, Bridge
River, marked south-west corner post,
thence north twenty chains, thence eait
twenty chains, thence south twency
chains, thence west twenty chains to
point of commencement, containing 40
acres more or less.
Delina Clara Noel,
38-July 10th. 1916. Applicant.
LILLOOET ASSESSMENT DISTRICT
NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance
with the Statutes that all assessed taxes,
income and school taxes, assessed and
levied under the "Taxation Act" and
all taxes assessed and levied under the
"Public Schools Act" are now due and
payable for the year 1917.
All taxes collectable for the Lillooet
Assessment District are due and payable
at my office in the Court-house, Lillooet
B.C.
This Atptice in terms of law, is equivalent to a personal demand by me upon
all persons liable for taxes.
Dated at Lillooet, B.p., this 8th day
of January, 1917.
JOHN DUNLOP,
Assessor and Collector for the Lillooet
Assessment District.
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When in Vancouver
Stop  at
The Burrard Hotel
(One Block East of New C.P.R. Depot)
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J. McGillivary,      -       Proprietor J THE   LJLLOOET  PKOSPECTOR
The Lillooet Prospector
PuMished in the Interest of Lillooet District.
A. E. LUDWIG, Manager.
FEB.  23, 1917.
CATTLE RAISING
The war has changed world
conditions in respect of cattle supply, and Canada is in
a position to reap rich benefits if it can develop its herds
on a big scale. There is immense room for a profitable
development of cattle raising. The day of so-called
over production is gone, and
a strong market can be
counted on for a long time
to come.
The demands for army
beef have made big inroads
on the reserves of cattle in
Argentine, the United States
and Australia. Canada's
extra stock has also been depleted. In 1915 our export
of beef cattle increased by
66,000 head or about 40 per
cent. In 1916 our exports
were considerably heavier
and our exports of meat
reached about $20,000,000.
During 1915 United States
buyers bought in the west
about 88,000 'stackers'. Tbe
United States put live cattle
on its free list, and dealers
followed thisjMT by systematic ramsacklng of Canadian
farms.
Canada has splendid areas
for cattle-raising that are
now idle. Now is the time
for vigorous stimulation of
live-stock breeding and this
country is losing instead of
gaining in this respect.
When Hon. Dr. Young had
the superintendance of the
Coquitlam government farm
he spent the provincial money freely in fancy cattle
many of the animals being
of first class quality. It now
remains for the present government to follow this up by
placing breeding facilities
where they will do most good
to the average farmer. Some
comprehensive plan is much
desired.
CLEARING LAND
The sfreat obstacle to the
settlement of much of the
land of British Columbia is
the bush that covers jt. Uncleared land, even within
reasonable distance of railway lines, is worth only a
comparatively small price.
It is a common thing to see
in the newspaper advertisements descriptions of properties—some of them of considerable area—which terminate by stating "ten or twenty
acres are cleared". From
the frequency with which
these occur it may be
inferred that there are numerous cases where the settler has become discouraged.
He has found the task too
great for him, and possibly,
he has not had the rugged
strength and determination
of those earlier settlers of
Canada who first hewed
homesteads out of the forest.
In relation to this subject
the experiments of government officials at the experimental station at Frederic-
ton, New Brunswick, are
not without interest, though
of course the conditions are
different. The two methods
used on land covered with
an average forest growth,
were stump-pulley by power,
and removal by dynamite.
The stump-pulley has a lifting power of 20 tons with an
ordinary team. For the removal of large stumps a team
and driver and two men required about twenty minutes
each. Figuring 120 stumps
to the acre, it was reckoned
that the cost of clearing one
acre, including the piling of
stumps, burning over the
land etc., cost $101, while by
dynamite the cost was $82.
Large as these figures are,
they are not so extensive as
are the average prices of
clearing land in B,C. In
fact, an amount of more than
double would have to be
reckoned. It is therefore
plain that long years must
elapse before bush land can
be made available for agricultural purposes. The forest land must be regarded
as forest, and duly reforested when necessary and desirable. Agriculture must
find its work on areas more
suited to its operations. That
such exist in the province is
a well-known fact, and by
adopting a policy of roads
and railways the government
may make them available tq
the incoming settler. Meanwhile the latter should beware of seducive advertisements of quarter sections
with "ten acres cleared."
NOTES AND COMMENTS
There always seems to be
a potter about the High
Commissionershipin London,
whenever the successor to
Lord Strathcona seems likely
to be chosen. And there is
always somebody who is said
to be ready for the plum.
Sir Richard McBride was desirous to secure it but failed,
and now the Hon. Robert
Rogers is mentioned. It
would seem, however, that
for the proper filling of such
an office something more
than an aggressive politician
is to be desired.
By the untimely death of
Hon. Ralph Smith, the provincial government has lost
its strongest man. The deceased gentleman had large
experience and practical
knowledge. Besides, he did
not make money out of politics and that is something
to say in these degenerate
days.	
An Allied bazaar in Chicago has netted about half a
million dollars. An equal
sum was contributed by the
same means in New York,
and Boston raised $300,000.
For people who have been
warned to be neutral, even
in thought, this isn't a bad
showing.—Observer.
(should be H. C.)—Brewster,
who worked as make-up
on the Boston Herald from
1892 to 1897, and finally drift
ed to British Columbia, after
varied experiences, has been
made Premier in the Cabinet
and President of the Council
of British Columbia. He was
widely known here as a sincere friend and promoter of
everything that tended to
help the laboring man's cause
ana we wish him success in
his new position."
WATER NOTICE
DIVERSION ADD USE
Take notice that A. M. Ruddock,
whose address is The Grange, Lytton,
B.C. will apply for .a licence to take and
use 200 miners inches of water out of
Izman Creek, also known as 14-mile
creek which flows East and West and
drains into the Fraser River about 14
miles from Lytton and about 60 chains
S.W. of N.W. post I.O.O. and will be
for irrigation purpose upon the land
described as L.o.o. or Pine Grove Ranch
and Subdivision and Subdivision 954 of
Sec. 32 & Sec. 33-. The water rises below
the ditchs on the Pine Grove Ranch and
on the bank of the said Creek and will
[be diverted by flume and ditch to said
land.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 12th day of January, 1917.
A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the ' 'Water Act, 1914." will be filed in the
office of the Water Recorder at
Ashcroft, B.C.
Objections may be filed with the said
Water Recorder, or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C., within thirty days
after the first appearance of this notice
in a local newspaper.
A. M. RUDDOCK, Applicant
The date of the first publication of
this notice is Jan. 19, 1917.
Bruce Walker, immigration commissioner, is going
to London to represent Canada on the strong financial
committee which is being organized to secure two nun-
dred million acres of land in
Canada on which to place
settlers and with the proceeds of the sale to pay off
the British war debt. Each
of the six overseas dominions
will have a representative on
the committee.
The Tpographical Journal
for January says:— "H. W.
Notice of Cancellation of
Reserve.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
reserve covering certain lands in Lillooet
District for the depasturage of stock, by
reason of a notice published in the British
Columbia Gazette on the 7th day of
August, 1884, is cancelled.
R. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C.
November, 3rd, 1916 2-2m.
SAMUEL GIBBS
NOTARY PUBLIC
Lands, Mines, Insurance and Collections
Mining business in all branches
a specialty.   Farms for
Bale or lease.
Lillooet.   - British Columbia
TO  INVESTORS
I HOSE WHO, FROM TIME TO TIME, HAVE FUNDS REQUIRING
INVESTMENT MAY PURCHASE
AT PAR
DOMINION OF CANADA DEBENTURE STOCK
IN  SUMS OF $800 OR ANY  MULTIPLE THEREOF.
Principal repayable 1st October, 1919.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by cheque (free of exchange at
any chartered Bank in Canada) at the rate of five per cerlt per annum from the date of
purchase. • m
Holders uf this stock will have the privilege of surrendering at par and accrued interest,
as the equivalent of cash, in payment of any allotment made under any future war loan issue
in Canada other than an issue of Treasury Bills or other like short date security.
Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.
A commission of one-quarter of one per cent will be allowed to recognized bond and
stock brokers on allotments made in respect of applications for this stock which bear their
stamp.
For application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Ottawa.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OTTAWA, ,
OCTOBER 7th, 1916.
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