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The Prospector May 9, 1913

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VOL. 2, NO. 26
LILLOOET,   B. C, FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1913.
D. A. Rankin will Commence
24-Mile Section at Once.
Steam Shovels and Many Men
Will be Employed.
D. A. Rankin will commence a 24-mile section of P.
G. E. grading from Lillooet
eastward within the next few
days. A start is now being
made on the construction of
camp buildings at the Fraser
river bridge. These will include a large warehouse for
Two steam shovels will be
in use on the work and are
due to arrive shortly. Large
gangs of men will be employed all summer. Owing to the
fact that the final location of
the line has not yet been decided, a full force of men will
not be worked immediately.
At Lillooet the line will
follow the route outlined by
engineer Callahs" some time
ago. Starting fi^maDout the
junction of Cayoosh creek
with the Fraser, the line will
cross the flat on the south
side of the river, following
that bank for a considerable
distance. The grade will be
a little steeper than the natural fall of the river.
Asked if he anticipated
difficulty in obtaining men
this summer, Mr. Rankin replied in the negative, qualifying his statement, however,
with the opinion that in the
event of the C.P.R. proceeding with its double-tracking
scheme this year, the labor
market may be restricted.
Regarding a repetition of
I.W.W. disturbances, he said
that he had little to fear, as
the government had the situation well in hand and was
determined to rigidly quell
any trouble from that direction.     ___	
A Board of Trade Would Conduce to
Introduction of Improvements.
Many undertakings of civic
importance which require
concerted action for their inauguration and completion,
might be undertaken in Lillooet by an aggressive Board
of Trade. Up to the present
no means of concerted action
in the prosecution of public
affairs has been available.
That this should continue
would be regretable, and
would be far from conducive
to the permanent well-being
of the town. Why not organize? To do so would cost
nothing. It is difficult to see
in what way any harm could
possibly result, while, on the
other hand, probable benefits
are many and substantial.
Probable Extension of Mining Industry.
Indications point to a strong
probability of the establishment
of a smelter or concentrator in
Lillooet in the near future. To
make this an accomplished fact,
efforts are now being inaugurated. In company with Mr. J.
Hunt, Mr. W. C. Thomas, a well-
known metallurgist, made an inspection of a number of Bridge
the cost of smelting during the
tests at 43.8 cents per ton, but
goes on to state that with improved combustion the plant
could bo operated at a cost of
30-35 cents per ton. Saving of
labor costs at the furnace, he estimated at 9 cents per ton of ore.
Speaking with The Prospector,
Mr.   Thomas    emphasized    the
river claims last week. So pleased I economy and practibility of the
was the expert with the showings; oil smelting system over that of
at the claims visited that he will! coke. The latter fuel, said he,
endeavor to influence eastern j was unprofitable in most districts,
capital to assist in development. < Practically the only supply avail-
If plans mature, an oil smelterj able at the present time is from
will probably be installed at a;the Dunsmuir colleries, and this
cost of $20,000. | is quickly snapped up. The Oof-
Mr. Thomas is one of the ex-' ton smelter, he added, is using
perts who made exhaustive tests Australian coke, at a cost of $13
of the Dominion Oil Smelting per ton at Victoria. Oil is always
Co.'s plant at Van Anda. His obtainable and is easily shipped,
report, together with a similar: Regarding the composition of
one by Mr. Thos. Kiddie, is con- Bridge river ore, Mr. Thomas
tained in the 1911 annual report j stated it to be of such a character
of the Provincial Minister ofj as could be cheaply concentrated,
Mines. The result of these tests j owing to its large body and the
are summarized in the last para-: excess of iron in its composition
graph of Mr.  Thomas'   report, | which   would  take care of the
which reads as follows:
"Twenty-five tons of material
was smelted at the rate of 100
tons per twenty-four hours. Oil
consumed, 380, allowing 100 gal-
silica in dry ore. Ore of this
class could be made to pay at $4.
He was especially impressed with
the Hunt properties at  Broken
Ion* for warming up; 280 gallons ' Hill, two miles up the Sebring
was  consumed   in  smelting,   or creek.    Here the ledge is 90 feet
11.2 gallons per ton of ore, a cost j „ • i       n„      .       ., .
for fuel of 33.6 cents per ton. ! W!+due' On comparing .this _ ore
This is a most gratifying show-! wlth that of the Christie claims,
ing, proving beyond a doubt the! six miles distant, Mr. Thomas
feasibility of the oil-furnace for j found it identical in character and
smelting." I apparent values, showing the lead
Mr. Kiddie, in his report, places_' to run for a considerable distance.
Fred Parsons Married. | Road Superintendent Has Authority
"—— .       ,.    . I to Issue Fire Permits.
Another happy benedict is:
receiving the congratulations     According to a recent de_
of friends m Lillooet t^ Lgion of the provincial forest
week Mr Fred Parsons, on board    n ^ superintend.
Tuesday last being married Lnts throughout the province
toi Miss Lucy Smith, of SendL are now f     ted ^
Wokmg,  Eng.Miss Smith thorit   to. ssue suspend and
only arrived at Lytton, from; f fire      '   {£     Thlg
the old country, on Monday, acti it fa £ ht m be
and was there entertained at; appreciated by sefettl^rS) as it
the Mission. Rev Archdea-1 «fi facilitate\he securing of
con Pugh performed the cere-; itg f the destruction* of
mony. Mr and Mrs Parsons: £learing s]ash wherever such
have now taken up their resi- j W()rk h|g to be done b fire_
dence at heir ranch at Seton i The fi ^ alsQ re_enfacted
lake,, and embark on their |the regulation ()fMay 201ast
matrimonial craft with the wjth £ t to preJautions
good wishes of many friends. neffesaarJ in the use of out-
Ore crushing at the Coron- j of-door fires for the comfort
ation mines is to commence of travelers for the prepara-
June 1. C. W. Semmens has; tion of food, in other words,
arrived from London, Eng., camp fires. It is therefore
to take charge of the ten-
stamp mill, which will be kept
running all season.    Under
Will Ask for  Better Mail
Service to Bridge River
Outposts of Country Better Served
Than Important Mining Centre.
A petition is to be immediately
circulated among the settlers of
Bridge river again asking the
postal authorities to operate a
twice-a-month mail service. Dissatisfaction at present conditions
is increasing to indignation among
the men who are the sufferers
from the present antiquated system.
"Why, they have a better system in the outlying districts of
Alaska and the Yukon, where
mail has to be hauled in by dog
teams, than we have at Bridge
river," said one prominent mining official.
Emphasis '■' ill also be placed on
a request that the mail leave Lillooet on title first working day of
each month, instead of the first
Monday. It is pointed out tnat
under the present management
if the first Monday falls on the
6th or 7th, mail is late in arriving
jand difficulty is experienced in
getting out monthly returns.
Strong representations will also
be made to the local member in
the Dominion House, Hon.Martin
Burrell, in an endeavor to secure
his active assistance in procuring
the desired improved facilities.
Promises of a better mail service
have been made previously by the
department. Upon this occasion
only action will be accepted by
the settlers concerned.
Building Operations.
again prescribed that "any
person who. during the period between May 1 and Oct.
the supervision or Supt. C. L.' 1, sets out any camp for the
Copp general operations at; purpose of preparing food or
the mines will be prosecuted , for obtaining necessary heat,
this season along more agres-1 under the provisions of sec-
sive lines than ever. A force tion 40 of the Forests Act,
of thirty men will be started shall clear away all inflam-
right away, to be increased mable material for a distance
as soon as quarters are of three feet in every direc-
erected. tion from the edge of fire."
Building  operations   are still
proceeding merrily in Lillooet, and
still  more buildings would be in
course of erection if lumber was
!available.     Anderson's  clothing
| store, Murcheson's pool room extension   and   the   new  rooming
house are all nearing completion.
The extensive additions to the Excelsior Hotel are also well under
way, one unit consisting of a new
bedroom  wing, fine large dining
room,   kitchen  and  office being
completed.    An early start is to
j be made with  the rebuilding of
the   rotunda   and   bar.     When
; completed,   this  hotel will rank
among the  best  of the interior
hotels. Dr. Clarke is commencing
I construction   of   his   new  drug
■store,   and other buildings   are
; contemplated as soon as lumber
can be secured.
Services Sunday.
Rev. E. W. Griffiths will hold
Divine Services in St. Mary's
Church next Sunday. 11th May.
Early communion at 8 a. m:
morning services at 11; evening
services at 7. THE   PROSPECTOR
Published to promote the Welfare
of the Lillooet District.
Managing Editor.
———— ————^—i
MAY 9, 1913.
"Lillooet's success along
the lines of mining development largely depends on the
work done by the prospector.
At the present time there is
keen demand for low grade
ore propositions, and there is
plenty of money available to
work them. Capitalists, however, will not pay for untried
prospects. They prefer, every
time, to pay a good price for
claims upon which some work
has been done, than to put in
a much smaller sum on a
hazard. As an alternative,
they are also prepared to take
over virgin properties, provided the owner is willing to
allow time for development
before a deal is finally closed.
My advice to the prospector,
if he has faith in the value of
his property and desires to
finance or dispose of it, is to
open it up, to make a showing, so that purchasers can
see just what they are asked
to buy. If this course is followed you will find plenty of
cash available for the development of the mining resources which you undoubtedly have in Lillooet."
Such is the advice of Mr.
W. C. Thomas, one of the
best-known practical authorities in North America, and
formerly superintendent and
manager of the Dominion
Copper Company's smelter at
Boundary Falls.
During a short visit to Lillooet, within the past few
days, Mr. Thomas inspected
several mining properties in
the Bridge river district.
These he expressed himself
immensely pleased with, and
there is every possibility that
he will interest himself to
secure their development by
large eastern financial interests.
Coming from a man of such
well-recognised authority,his
advice regarding development should be worthy of
consideration. That Lillooet
has the ore is undisputable.
All that now remains is that
this virgin wealth of the
mountain should be turned
into the more negotiable
wealth of the mart. With
money available to secure
this, every legitimate step
should be taken to bring Lillooet to its proper destiny as
one of the foremost mining
camps of British Columbia.
adequacy of the mail service
to Bridge river has been received from settlers in that
district. They are much disappointed at the continued
delay on the part of the Dominion government in providing better means of communication with the outside
"One mail a month in such
an important district is absurd," said Mr. A. W. Williams. "Not only are settlers
subject to serious inconvenience, but the development
of the mines of the district
is being seriously interfered
with. Two mails each month
would relieve the situation
and would be satisfactory.
These should leave Lillooet
on the first and fifteenth of
each month. If the despatch
is made later than the first,
mail does not arrive until
nearly the middle of the
month. Pay rolls have to be
got out and monthly reports
prepared for submission to
the coast. If these cannot be
sent off early, long delays
and considerable loss is experienced."
"It's the rottenest mail
service in Canada, and should
be improved," was Mr. Williams' heated summing up
of the situation.
Express Rates.
Great as will be the advan-1
tage to fruit growers andj
other shippers from the 20
per cent, cut in express rates |
which has been ordered by
the railway commission, the
ranchers will not experience
much benefit this year unless
the new rates come into
effect about a month earlier
than July 15, the date mentioned in the judgment of the
board. This is the opinion
of fruit growers who point
out that by the middle of
July practically all the perishable fruits, with the exception of gooseberries, curran t
and blackberries, will have
been shipped. Shippers of
tomatoes and other vegetables of that nature will,
however, to a large extern
reap the benefit of the cut
this year.
One advantage of the reduced rates will be, it is
pointed out, that British Columbia ranchers will be given
a greater margin for competition against ranchers in the
United States, while the distance to which the less rapidly perishable produce can be
shipped and sold at a profit
will be considerably increased.    Nelson News.
of equal length but a little
wider. The Esquimalt dock
is to measure 1,100 feet in
length by 115 in width, and
will rise 35 feet above the
sills. Such a graving dock,
capable of receiving the largest steamers afloat, either
men-of-war or merchantmen,
will be an inestimable advantage to the growth of the
port, while on the other hand
the construction of so tremendous a piece of work is a
most eloquent testimonial to
the importance of Victoria
as a shipping centre. Victoria Spokesman.
"I bad to kill my dog this
morning," said the Boob.
"Was he mad?" asked the
Cheerful Idiot.
"Well, he didn't seem any too
well pleased," replied the Buob.
Schoolteacher. — " What farm
papers does your father take?"
Son of Village Tightwad—First
Young man (dining with his
own sweetest) — " Oh, waiter,
may we have a spoon here?"
Waiter—"No objection, sir, if
you don't mind the other guests.''
Do you think it is unluckv to
postpone the wedding day?"
"It may be; but if you don't
postpone it you will be married,
so what are you to do?"
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that
J. H. 0. Donaghey, of Lillooet,
' rancher, will apply for a licence
to take and use one cubic foot per
second, of water out of Eleven
Mile creek, which Mows in a westerly direction through P.R. 1662,
and empties into Fraser river
about one mile from point of diversion. The water will he diverted at about one mile from its
entrance into Fraser river, and
will be used for irrigation purposes on the land described as P.R.
This notice was posted on the
ground on the 29th day of April,
1913. The application will be filed
i in the office of the Water Record-
[er at Clinton.
Objections may be filed with
: the said Water Recorder or with
1 the Comptroller of Water Rights,
; Parliament  Buildings,   Victoria,
" J. H. 0. DONAGHEY,
May 7,1913. Applicant.
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
He—She has everything she
needs to make her happy.
She—But it's the thing she
does not need that a woman
needs to make her happy.
"Then you weren't always a
black sheep?"
"No mum. I started my career
as a Wall street lamb."
NOTICE is hereby given that
Frederick H. Kinder, of Lillooet,
rancher, will apply for a licence
to take and use Twenty-five
miners' inches per second, of
water out of Enterprise creek,
which flows in a northerly direction through Crown land and
Gold Falls mining leases and emp-
i ties   into   Cayoosh Creek,  near
1 Cavoosh Creek Falls.   The water
! will be diverted at about 2700
feet from its entrance into Cayoosh creek, and will be used for
irrigation   purposes on  the land
, described as Lot 26S6.
This  notice was posted on the
| ground on the 29th day of April,
1913. The application will be filed
: in the office of the Water Record-
I er at Clinton.
Objections may be filed with
the said Water Recorder or with
the Comptroller of Water Rights,
Parliament Buildings, Victoi-ia,
May 7, 1913. Applicant.
The Leading Specialty of the
ml Nurseries,Ltd.
Bridge River Mail.
Endorsement of The Prospector's comment on the in-
The Biggest Dry Dock.
The Esquimalt dry-dock,
which has now been formally
announced by the government, will be greater in proportion than the greatest
dry-docks in the world, the
Liverpool dry dock being only
1,000 feet long, and the Trafalgar Dock at Southampton
We spare neither time nor money in procuring what
we consider the best Roses in the world.
Our stock comes from the greatest rose specialists of
England, Scotland, Ireland and Holland.
For these reasons our ROSES are FAMED.
Visit our Nurseries at Royal (on Eburne Branch
B. C. E. Railway) and inspect our stocks. There
you will see Hollies by the thousands, Ornamental and Flowering Shrubs, Shade Trees,
Rhododendrons,  Fruit Trees in Great Variety.
Then we have all the old garden floral favorites by the
tens of thousands: Forget-Me-Nots, Coreopsis,
Daisies, Gaillardias, Cowslips, Carnations, Auri-
culus, Campanula, Primroses, Columbine, Pinks,
Arabis, Etc., Etc., in endless variety.
PANSIES are a leading feature this year. We have a very
special, unequaled strain. Our stock of Hardy Herbaceous,
Alpine and Rock Plants is the most complete in Canada. See
our special offers of collections of Ornamental and FRUIT
TREES, for beautifying your homesites, at $15, $30, and $60.
THE ROYAL NURSERIES, Ltd., Vancouver, B. C.
Head Office, Suite 710 Dominion Building,   207 Hastings, W.
Phone   Seymour 5556.
Nurseries and  Greenhouses at ROYAL,   Kerrisdale P. O.
Phone    Eburne 43.
STORB-2410 Granville St.       -      Phone   Bay view   1926. THE   PROSPECTOR
Passion Play to be Presented by B. C
Indians this Summer.
As wonderful as any Passion
Play of Oberammergau is the representation of the great tragedy
given by British Columbia Indians, which is performed every
year, and arrangements are well
in hand for the 1913 performance
near Vancouver.
Tribesmen from many coast
sections of this rim of the British
Empire are now actively rehearsing their parts, and this summer
will be memorable on the Pacific
coast for what will undoubtedly
be the best of the extraordinary
series of Passion Plays given by
the aborigines of Canada's westernmost province. The production
will take place at one of the little
Roman Catholic missions that
gleam, white and peaceful, at the
foot of the spruce-clad mountains
of the coast range. Priests who
have spent their lives devotedly
winning redskins from their old
faiths, who have put down dog-
eating and devil-dancing, are now
busy with the preliminary preparations for what will be, sans
doute, one of the most e ^entful
celebrations on the American continent. Four years ago the writer
saw the Passion tableaux presented in the little town of Chilliwack
a few miles from Vancouver.
There, near the banks of the
mighty Fraser,pouring its yellowish stream into the Gulf of Georgia, was given a solemn, inspiring spectacle impossible to be
seen in any other portion of America.
This Passion Play of the west
is vastly different from that given
at the quaint old European village of Oberammergau - Rhine—
the Swiss performance only recurring once in a decade and
being mainly of a deeply religious
nature, like its Indian contemporary. "The tableaux, or plays, if
you will have it so," remarked a
priest, "are intended to be object
lessons for the Indians, who look
upon the production with greatest reverence. It is the quickest
and most effectual way to educate
them in the various episodes of
our Redeemer's Passion. Our Indians are just like little children,
and it is therefore, easier to train
them by the eye and personal interest than by the printed book."
On the occasion aforementioned
the red men took part in thirteen
tableaux of the Passion of our
Lord. It was at three O'clock in
the afternoon of a'sunny summer's day that the great festival
commenced, the holy fathers having held special services in the
reservation for five days previously, bringing the Indians up to the
proper state of mind for the
solemnity of the occasion. As the
hour struck, the multitude of red
men and women took their places
in the long procession which was
to pass around each group. There
were old patriarchs and wrinkled
klootches who saw the light before Queen Victoria ascended the
throne; young squaws With papooses on their backs, their stolid
husbands by their side; dashing
young bucks and round-limbed,
black-eyed   maidens;   and   hun
dreds of neatly-dressed children.
Before the procession started,
a priest addressed the Indians in
chinook, the language of barter
bet'J' een whites and reds originated by the Hudson's Bay factors
on the northern ' Pacific coast.
Some of the interior Indians did
not understand this jargon, and
for their benefit the address was
translated into "chilo."
To the sound of a weird chant
the cortege began its march. An
Indian called out to the spectators
that the march was styled "The
Way of the Cross,'' whither the
procession led. Thomas Michael,
a widely-known Indian of the
Sechelt tribe, led the way bearing
the heavy cross. Behind the uplifted emblem of Christianity
walked sisters in black and mission girls in light-colored frocks.
Then followed the representatives
of the thirty tribes, each with its
chief at the head, in tribal order.
The priests walked between the
lines and encouraged the chanting, which was kept up continuously for a couple of houis
or more. During all this time
the Sechelt Indians and others
composing the tableaux had tore-
main posed, while the great procession passed slowly from group
to group. The performer stood as
though carved in marble for a
period which no white man could
sustain. The first tableaux
showed St. Peter, St. James and
St. John asleep in the Garden of
Gethsemane, with Jesus Christ
praying among them. Next came
the arrest of Jesus, with Judas
and servants excellently portrayed by the Indians. Groups three,
four and five depicted the judgment of Pilate, the scourging by
his order and the crowning with
thorns. "Ecce homo," Pontius
Pilate, showing Jesus to the people, was next strikingly represented, and then the procession
passed on to view Christ falling
under the burden of the heavy
cross, his meeting with the Virgin Mary, his condoling with the
women and St. Veronica anointing his bleeding feet. Then came
number two, stripping the clothes
off Christ preparatory to his crucifixion, the crucifixion itself and
finally the death of Jesus.
This last picture was taken part
in by all the Indians figuring in
the preceding tableaux. The
figure on the cross was of course
not human, but looked truly lifelike, and the death was portrayed
with wonderful skill. The cross
was hollowed and contained machinery to operate a vessel of red
fluid, representing the blood of
the victim flowing from out his
wounds. Leading from this vessel were lead tubes, all controlled
from the bottom. A string pulled
at the foot of the cross caused the
blood to appear first on the forehead and then on the hands and
feet. Finally the Roman soldier
plunged his sharp-pointed spear
into the side and the blood gushed forth in a stream. The chief
of the Sechelt Indians enacted
the part of Christ; other leading
parts were taken by head tribesmen, most of whom will be seen
again at the forthcoming representation this summer, the venue
of which has not yet been definitely decided upon. — Saturday
General Merchant
Forwarding Agent
Ship Goods to Lillooet in my Care
Prompt   Attention   Guaranteed
'   A.   G.   REBAGLIATI
LYTTON - - - B. C.
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.
KATES: $1.50 per day and up. By month $35 and up. Mea's, 21 for $9.00
Lillooet, B. C.
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Established 1836 Head Office Moi teal.
Savings Department
Accounts opened for sums of $1 ar.d upward.
Current Accounts
Issue cheques  and  have  paid cheques gj
returned to you for receipts.
Made in all Darts of the world.
Travelers Cheques
Issued payable anywhere,
General Banking Business Conducted.
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J.   M.   Mackinnon,
•Lillooet Ranches and Fruit Lands a Specialty.
Correspondence  Solicited.
Suite 5 Williams Bldg. 413 Granville St.,
Timber Lands, Ranch Lands.        Coast Lane's ar.d Real Estate. THE PROSPECTOR
Water Notice
For a Licence to take and
use Water.
NOTICE is hereby given that
Clinton H. Brigman, of Lillooet,
will apply for a licence to take
and use 10 miners' inches of
water out of a spring which
flows in an easterly direction
through Lots 292 and 3096 and
empties ir to Fraser River near
Lots 292 and 3096. The water
will be diverted at source and
will be used for irrigation purposes on the land described as
Lot 3096.
This notice was posted on the
ground on the 13th day of April,
1913. The application 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 Building, Victoria, BC.
By E. L. Boultbee, Agent.
April 15th, 1913.
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
Water Notice
For a Licence to take and
use Water.
Notice is hereby given that
C. J. Payne, of Clinton, Lillooet j
District, will apply for a licence
to take and use 150 inches of
water out of Kelly Lake Creek,
which flows in a westerly direction through Cut-off Valley and
empties into Fraser River, near
Big Slide.
The water will be diverted at
Valley Lake, and will be used for
irrigation purposes on the land
described as Lots 270, 271, 272,
273, 274.
This notice was posted on the
ground on the 26th day of Feb.,
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.
April 15th, 1913.
NOTICE is hereby given that
Louis Santini of Lillooet, rancher,
will apply for a licence to take
and use two cubic feet per second,
of water out of Fountain Creek,
which flows in a North-westerly
direction through Crown land and
Fountain Indian Reserve No. 1,
and empties into Fraser river
near Fountain Indian Reserve No.
1, The water will be diverted
at about three miles from Fraser
river, and will be used for irrigation purposes on the land described as P. R. 1763.
This notice was posted on the
ground on the 18th day. of April,
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,
R   C
May 1, 1913.
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
Mineral Act, 1896,
Form F
Certificate of Improvements
Success mineral claim situate
in the Lillooet mining division of
Lillooet district.
Where located; Cadwallader
Take notice that we, LeRoy
Ledgerwood andAlbert Williams,
Free Miner's Certificate No.
41618b and 41616b, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that
action, under section 37, must be
commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 6th day of March,
1913. LeRoy Ledgerwood
Albert Williams
NOTICE is hereby given that
William Abercrombie Kettlys, of
Lillooet, rancher, will apply for a
licence to take and use one cubic j
foot per second, of water out of
an unnamed spring which flows
in a northerly direction through
P. R. 1837, and sinks into ground
on P. R. 1837.     The water will
be diverted at or close to P. R.
1837, and will be used for irriga-!
tion purposes on the land describ-!
ed as P. R. 1837.
This notice was posted on the
ground on the 28th day of April,
1913. The application will be
filed in the office of the Water
Recorder at Clinton.
Objections may be filed with
with the said Water Recorder or
with the Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildingd,
Victoria, B. C.
Wm. Abehcrombie Kettlys,
May 1,1913. Applicant.
One team of grey horses—
gelding and mare—weight about
fourteen hundred pounds each—
guaranteed true to pull, for immediate sale. Will take $350.
Apply to
Half-way House, Lytton  Road.
For a Licence to Store or Pen
Back Water.
NOTICE is hereby given that
Louis Santini of Lillooet, rancher,
will apply for a licence to store
or pen back one hundred and
sixty acre-feet of water from
Fountain creek, a stream flowing
in a North-westerly direction and
emptying into Fraser river near
Fountain Reserve No. 1. The
water will be stored in a reservoir
to be built at the point of diversion
and will be used for irrigation
purposes, under a notice of application for a licence to take and
use water, posted herewith, on
the land described as P. R. 1763.
This notice was posted on the
ground on the 18th day of April,
1913. The application will be
filed in the office of the Water
Recorder at Clinton.
Objections may be filed with
said Water Recorder or with the
Comptroller of Water Rights,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria,
R   C
May 1, 1913. Applicant.
Lillooet to Lytton
Experienced Driver.
Reasonable Charges.
Lillooet's   Big   Department   Store.
We Handle everything you need. Carry a large Stock.
Sell as cheap as anyone in all lines and lor less in some.
We are always prepared to meet all prices. We lead in
Men's clothing and hve just received several Lrge shipments of Suits, Shirts,  Shoes, Underwear, Etc.
Men's Shirt's from 50c to $4.50. Suits from $12 to $22.
1000 pairs of ladies and men's shoe?, latest styles, in black
and tan,  button and lace, also fine line of heavy shoes.
A duzen new lines in spring hats.
Remember we also carry the most complete line in
town of hardware, Na-Dru-Co. drugs, stationery, dry
goodn,  groceries, saddlery,  cutlery and furniture.
We are agents for kodaks, phonographs, Sherwin
Williams' paints, Singer sewing machines, wood pipe,
Robin Hood Flour.
Our New Store Just Completed
Terms, Cash
Listings of Lillooet Farm Lands and Town Propeity. If you
have property for sale we can find you a buyer. We write
tire life and accident insurance. Ask us for our rates.
They can't be beat. Let us attend to your conveyencing.
Notary Public always on hand.
Boultbee, Jacks and Cruickshank,
Exclusive agents for the Lillooet Townsite Addition.
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that
Pacific Great Eastern Development Co., of Vancouver, B. C,
will apply for a licence to take
'and use 50 cubic feet per second,
of water out of On** Mile Creek,
which flows in an Easterly direction through Lillooet District and
empties into Lillooet river, near
Lot 204, Lillooet District. The
water will be diverted at near
West boundary of Lot 203, Lillooet district, and will be used for
municipal irrigation, industrial
and power purposes on the land
described as southerly portion of
Pemberton Meadows.
This notice was posted on the
ground on the 18th day of April,
1913. The application 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.
Pacific Great Eastern
Development Co.
Bv W. S. DORAN, Agent.
May 1, 1913.
Cancellation of Reserve.
NOTICE is hereby given that
the reserve existing upon Crown
lands in the Cariboo and Cassiar
Districts  by reason of a notice,
bearing date September 12,1907,
and published in the British Columbia Gazette on September 12,
1907, as well as the reserve existing upon Crown lands within the
Land Recording Districts of Cariboo and Lillooet and the Kamloops Division of Yale Land Recording District by  reason of a
notice, bearing date April 3, 1911,
and published in the British Columbia Gazette on April 0, 1911,
is cancelled in so far as the same
affect  the acquisition of  lands
under the provisions of the "Coal
and Petroleum Act."
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C, April 14, 1913.
For prompt and efficient
freight service see Charles
McCaffery, Lilooet.     B. C. THE   PROSPECTOR
Mr. Caspar Phair Appointed Registrar
of Vital Statistics.
Mr. Caspar Phair, gold commissioner, Lillooet, has been appointed a District Registrar of births,
deaths and marriages for Lillooet
Mining Division, under the "Vital
Statistics Act" passed last session
of the legislature. In the past,
all births, deaths and marriages
were registered at Clinton for
Lillooet District.
Clergymen, doctors, nurses,
undertakers and parents should
become familiar with this Act, as
every person required to report a
birth, marriage or death to the
District Registrar, is liable to a
fine of twenty dollars, and, in
default of payment, to imprisonment for thirty days, if he or she
neglects to do so within the proper
Newspaper Life in Arizona.
TFrom the Kicker.]
Our genial host of the Excelsior
hotel has had to shoot another
guest for finding fault with the
bill of fare, but he did it as gently
as he could and only wounded
him in the arm. The guest asked
for broiled lobster and could not
be induced to believe that summer bearsteak was just as good.
George Tompkins, who was
called a liar in this column last
week, dropped in yesterday to
have a shot at us, but when he
got ready his gun failed to gooff.
In our fatherly way in such cases
we led him to the door and bade
him come some other day. There
is somet hing lonely in the thought
that a man is a liar and a failure
at the same time.
Major Wharton of Utah writes
us that he will come soon and
put six bullets in our carcass.
Come some day when we are not
too busy, major. We like to give
a man the worth of his money.
Have you anything to sell?
Do you desire to purchase?
For Sale or Wanted advertisements one dollar per month. Legal
Notices $7.50 for required series
of insertions.
Buskin—"I can't go on; I
haven't any make-up."
Manager—"What are you playing tonight?"
Buskin—"The fool in "
Manager—"Go right on. Never
mind the make-up.''
James T. Farmer.
I hereby announce that having
purchased the business of Lok
Fung, I will not be responsible
for any debts incurred by Lok
Fung.        (Signed)    WO HING.
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
Livery and
Feed Stable
Horses and Rigs for Hire
Light and Heavy Draying
Express Delivery.
Emmet   Darcy
Bus Meets all Regular Boats
at SeatonLake
Lillooet   -   B. C.
Outfitter for Prospectors, Trappers,
Miners, Ranchers,
Etc. Our goods are
the best and prices
are right
Chinese Goods
!'• l\ BOOTH, B. SO. B. C. L. S.
Booth & Downton
1011-1014   Rogers Building
Phone Seymour 1544
Vancouver  and Lillooet   B.  C.
Samuel Gibbs,
Lillooet Representative
Pioneer Watchmaker
and Jeweler
318 Cambie St.      Vancouver, B.C.
Orders by Mail Attended to.
Pine Watch Repairing a Spcialty
Clothing, Boots,
Underwear, Haberdashery.
^ents for House of Hobberlin Tailoring Co.
Store near Seton Lake
General Merchant
Large Assortment of Goods Always on Hand
Dry Goods, Groceries,   Hardware,
Boots and Shoes, Clothing,
Miner's Supplies
=====   Outfitter for Camp or Trail   ■
EGULAR Trips up Seton Lake every
Convenient for all passengers to Mission,
Bridge River, Short Portage, Anderson Lake,
MeGillvray 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.
W.   J.   Abercrombie,   Proprietor
A First-Class Table.
New Lillooet Townsite!
Very large lots at very small prices
If youwish to purchase land in the Pemberton
Meadows, write us for our list of prices.
Merlin Grimm and Co.,
811 Rogers Building Vancouver, B.    .
Construction of Pole Line to
Begin Next Week.
Light to Switch on September First,
is Now Anticipated.
Installation of an electric
light plant for Lillooet is now
practically assured. Actual
construction is expected to
commence next week.
To commence work on the
job the Lillooet Light and
Power Company required
signatures to contracts for
300 lights. This requirement
has been much more than
met, over 424 lights having
been already contracted for,
with a considerable number
of others promised as soon as
the plant is in operation.
Two or three contracts for
the supply of power for machinery have also been signed
on in abeyance.
Mr. A. R. Eichler, construction engineer of the company, who has been in town
during the past week for the
purpose of promoting the undertaking, returned to Vancouver on Wednesday for the
purpose of arranging final
legal details and purchase of
plant. He expects to be back
in Lillooet on Tuesday, and
to at once commence the
work of constructing the pole
line from Dickie creek to
town. Assembling of the
plant will be undertaken as
soon as it can be secured and
shipped in. It is expected
that the light will be turned
on about September 1 next.
High-Class Nursery to be Operated
Here on Extensive Scale.
Fifteen thousand trees are on
the way to Lillooet, consigned to
the Lillooet Nurseries, Ltd. This
company, in which local capital is
interested, will operate hereon
an extensive scale. Four hundred
acres of land have been acquired,
situated seven miles down the
river, close to Dr. Jones' ranch.
Mr. A. V. Carty, formerly with
the Fraser Valley Nurseries, and
the Kamloops Nursery, will direct
operations. In the initial consignment, which is expected to
arrive today, hardy winter apples
predominate. All other classes
of fruit are also represented.
Hitherto many thousands of
fruit trees have been shipped into Lillooet and district annually.
With the growth of a local industry it is considered that this
heavy importation can be changed
to a substantial exportation as
soon as the railway is in operation.
Already a large number of local
orders have been placed with the
firm. During a recent visit Mr.
McCarty sold over $900 worth of
trees in one day.
Exceptionally Serious Docket for
Coming Clinton Assizes.
Around the Town.
Development Hampered by Existence
of Old Shacks on Roadway.
G. Cunningham, of Kamloops,
paid Lillooet a visit on Thursday.
Mr. Chas. Walker has left for
a business trip to Victoria.
Mr. R. Buckholder was in town
i Tuesday, from his ranch at Bridge
Dandy line of pocket knives
and scissors, together with other
cutlery, just arrived at Phair's.
Mr. A. P. Hughes, manager of
the Union Bank, has now recovered from his recent illness.
Mr. Gerald J. Garbett, of Vancouver, was a visitor on Thursday and registered at the Victoria.
Who is responsible for the continued existence of the old adobe
shacks on the roadway in Chinatown? Development of that section of town is being seriously
hampered by reason of the fact
that these hovels are allowed to
remain. Several building's are
projected in the immediate vicinity, but cannot be commenced until the old buildings are razed and
the hollow in which they stand
properly graded.
That this work should be immediately accomplished was recently promised by Mr. A. McDonald, M. L. A., who stated
that he would give instructions
to the road superintendent to go
ahead with the work. They are
not permanently inhabited. Why
are they suffered to remain ? Upon
whom does the responsibility
The various autos running between Lytton and Lillooet are
busy these days, newcomers to
the district and commercial men
from the coast being frequent.
Mr. Graham, supt. of the local
hatchery, has gone to the coast
on a ten day trip.
Since last night's rain some of
our local ranchers are looking
more pleasant than usual.
Large new stock of paints,
varnishes, stains, etc., for spring
decorations, at Phair's departmental store.
The Pacific Great Eastern railway have taken up their options
on the Dunlop and Marshal properties at Seaton lake.
H. J. Keary has accepted the
clerical management of the Excelsior Hotel. Good man in the
right place.
Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon Dupras
have returned from their wedding
trip and have taken up their residence in town.
I. McEwen and Larry Keary
have gone to the mountains in
search of "bar." Better watch
out, boys.
Special prizes are to be awarded at the Dupras shooting gallery
on Saturday night, in connection
with various competitions of skill.
Who can charge Lillooet with
being slow, when we have a moving picture show, a boxing bout,
a dance and an automobile excursion all scheduled for the
same evening?
Some fine fishing is now available in local waters. Several
splendid salmon and trout have
been brought into town during
the past few days.
Twenty-Seven Criminal  Charges in
all Will be Heard.
Nine murder charges will be
heard at the forthcoming assizes
for the district, to be held at
Clinton. This constitutes a record
in British Columbia. Of the
charges for which the penalty is
capital punishment the most
serious are those against Paul
Spintlum and Moses Paul, alleged
murderers of provincial constable
Kindness, near Clinton. Spintlum
will be confronted with three
murder charges, these being connected with the death of Wm.
White, Ah Wye, and Kindness.
Moses Paul will also be arraigned.
Jealousy will bring-James An-
twine into the dock to answer to
a charge of having fatally stabbed Miss Minnie Martin at a
dance at Stine creek.
For the brutal outrage and
murder of the five year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Inkster, of Ashcroft, a young Swede named
Henry Jorgenson will be tried for
his life.
From 150-Mile, "Red" McCol-
ville and Jack Watts will be
brought to stand trial for the
murder of an Indian.
According to present indications
the criminal docket will comprise
27 cases. These will include robbery with violence, house-breaking, jail-breaking, horse-stealing,
and many other serious crimes.
Former provincial constables Mulligan and Bonner will answer to
a charge of having robbed an
Italian at Ashcroft.
The date of the opening, or
the appointment of the presiding
j udge has not yet been announced.
Owing to the fact that three
weeks will be required to gather
necessary Indian witnesses, the
court cannot meet until June.
Some Road-Work Queries.
While the opening of new roads
out of town, notably the North
Fork, is urgently needed, the local
road gang now has its full force
at work on the Pascelqua road,
this side of Dr. Jones' ranch.
This road is litiie used and is
already in excellent condition,
say prominent residents of Lillooet, who are indignant that the
long-promised facilities for opening communication from town to
Bridge river is being thus delayed. Promises that work should
be started have been given 1 y the
provincial authorities, and local
men are at a loss to understand
why these are not being redeemed
Fine summer stock of straw
hats and light clothing now on
show at Phair's departmental
For a Licence to Take and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that
Henry Chiistoe Ferris of Lillooet,
farmer, will apply for a licence to
take and use six miners' inches
per second of water out of an unnamed spring, which flows in a
southerly direction through crown
land and P. R. 1S97, and disappearing into the ground about 100
yards south of point of diversion.
The water will be diverted at the
spring and will be used for irrigation purposes on the land described as P. R. 1897.
This notice was posted on the
ground on the 1st day of May,
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. Henry C. Ferris,
May 7, 1913, Agent.
All the Fun of the Fair.
—AND —
Place to
Spend an Evening
When  the   ordinary  druggist  sees   a  man  come in the store,
He calls his young assistant and sends him to the fore;
For men are mostly easy and he'll likely make the sale.
But the female of the species isn't easy like the male.
When   a   dainty   little maiden rushes  in  and grabs a seat,
And coyly tells the soda man it's up to him to treat;
The soda man smiles sweetly and passes out his best,
And the female of the species gets outside it with a zest.
When the daughter of the landlord,  a shy and  blushing maid,
Calls on the druggist bachelor for the rent that's to be paid,
You can bet the foxy landlord is wise onto the game,
For the  female of the species gets the rent for which she came.
When your clerk is hard at work and his best girl happens in,
You naturally take his place and do it with a grin;
For the clerk must not be bothered by anything like work,
While his female of the species is there to smile and smirk.
When a woman tells you flatly she won't take your liver pills,
And insists on taking something advertised to cure all ills;
You quickly give her what she wants, with most engaging smiles,
For that female of the species will come back and ask for Nyal's.
When your wife has set her mind on a fancy feathered hat,
It's as well to give it quickly, like a cheerful diplomat;
For money's easy when you sell the goods that stand the test,
And the female of the species knows that Nyal's are the best,
Nyal Goods are sold only at the PIONEER DRUG STORE.
Prompt attention to Mail Orders.
Lillooet, B. C. CLARKE & CO.


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