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The Prospector Feb 6, 1914

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VOL. 3, NO. 16
Mr. Joseph Watkinson died at
his home, the 24-Mile ranch, on
Thursday, 29th ult, and was laid
to rest in the family burying
ground on Saturday following.
He was 80 years of age.
He leaves a widow and a large
family to mourn his loss. Five
daughters are married; two of
them, Mrs. McCaffery and Mrs.
Viera, live in Lillooet, Mrs. Kane
at 20-Mile ranch, Mrs. Cinome at
Thompson Siding.and Mrs. Thomson at Prince Rupert. Fred, the
eldest son, is married and living
on the old place, the business of
which he will carry on in conjunction with his mother, a sister,
and two younger brothers.
Mr. Watkinson was a genuine
pioneer. A Cornishman by birth,
he came to B. C. in 1859, in company with our esteemed fellow-
citizen, Thos. Harris, and for a
short time mined in the vicinity
of Hill's Bar, Fraser river. On
the 14th day of June, 1860, Mr.
Watkinson first set foot in the
historic old town of Lillooet, and
the same year, in company with
his partner, Harris, and eight
others, started a flume ditch
from the Fountain reserve to the
flats opposite this town, which
took a year to complete, and for
three years thereafter successfully mined on the townsite of
old Parsonville. In 1865 Mr.
Watkinson and several others,
amongst whom was his old chum
Harris, built what was afterwards called the Marshall flour
mill, on Cayoosh etcek, at a cost
of $17,000; the old building is
still standing. In '66 Watkinson
and Harris were the first white
men to start farming between
this town and Lytton. The following year Mr. Harris retired
from farm life, but Watkinson,
from 1866 to the 29th day of
January, 1914, staid with the
John Gentile, of Edmonton,
tried to chase what he thought
was a dog out of the chicken coop
in the backyard of his residence
last week, and he is now possessor
of a bankroll estimated at about
$7000 more than he possessed
The "dog" which Gentile imagined was worrying his fowls
proved on being captured to be
one of the finest female specimens of the genuine black fox
which, has been secured by breeders this year. Such is the judgment of fox experts who are buying furs in that city for eastern
The news of Gentile's capture
quickly spread, and the lucky
catcher was offered $6000 forty
minutes after his chase. He is
holding out for a raise in bids of
$1000, since females are in tremendous demand for breeding
purposes, and his little find is
looked upon by the experts with
eager eyes.
A man rushed into this office
on Monday and complained that
someone had removed the P.G.E.
station-site, near the Indian reserve. We have troubles enough
of our own and advised him to talk
to the police. Watching our little
woodpile takes about all our spare
time, and we have not been a
very great success even at that
There are "kickers" in every
town, and Lillooet is no exception
to that rule. Last week we heard
a man complain about slack times
and that pretty soon we would
see the bulk of our business drift
across the river to Rankinville.
"They are surveying town lots
over there, now," said he. Well,
supposing they are. Supposing
they built a town there—built it
from the Fraser bank back to the
foothills—would that be a detriment to the progress of this place?
Lillooet is still on the right bank
of the Fraser, and as the surroundings improve, so will the
business of the town proportionately increase. There was a time
—and not long ago—when there
was no means of communication
between this town and Lytton
except by a very bad trail, and
the best mode of conveyance on
either Seaton or Anderson lakes
was by means of a canoe. There
was no thought of railroads at
that time—no encouragement for
a man to settle on a piece of land.
The farmer was looked upon with
pity. Take a squint at him now!
No, there is plenty of scope for
rival towns. Pretty soon we will
have another railroad coming up
from Lytton, the whole of that
valley will be under cultivation;
to the west and north of us every
available acre will be gobbled up
(it is said this has already occurred) and Lillooet will still be
on the right bank.
"Lucky" Johnson and Miller,
his partner, are in town. In a
couple of weeks they expect to
have their Keystone drill in operation about half way down the
Lytton road, where they have
some good mining property.
Associated with them, to some
extent, is a bunch of Vancouver
printers, who are said to represent the capitalistic side of the
company. Both Johnson and
Miller are honest, hard-working
young men, and they have already
accomplished a great deal on their
mining property, but they are
making a grave mistake when
they select printers to be their
bankers. Whoever heard of a
printer having two dollars of his
own at one time? How are they
to get it? Our experience in this
line of business, of late, is that a
printer is just a public servant
without remuneration; that he
was never intended to represent
capital, and that in Lillooet the
most that can be expected of him
is to pay for his last half cord of
The Vancouver Sun reporter is
evidently in trouble with Marie
Lloyd, the famous English actress
who is now playing in Vancouver.
She noticed a report in the Sun,
concerning her career, at which
she was somewhat peeved. She
said that "she did not have to
stick in this d— place, and that
she could go back to England,
which was more than residents
in Vancouver could do. If I had
that reporter here I would knock
him on his nose." Vancouver people must be treating the
lady badly. If she had come to
Lillooet she would probably have
met a more congenial class—
one that would have appreciated
her talents.
Just now the Fraser is much
lower than usual at this time of
A cold wave struck Lillooet this
week, the thermometer showing
12 below Wednesday morning.
Geo. Gibson and H. Taylor are
engaged at the Broken Hill mine.
Teamsters are having anything
but a pleasant time facing the
cold weather of this week.
Jack Chism and Peter Corrigan
came in from the Bridge river
country a few days ago.
Some rough weather was experienced on both Seaton and
Anderson lakes this week.
Call at Phair's and ask for new
price list on groceries; they will
show you how you can save
The ice crop has been harvested in fine shape. The basement
of Wo Hing's new building is now
used as an ice-house.
Mr. D. A. Rankin was in town
this week, for a short time, and
proceeded to Montreal on important business.
Mr. A. W. A. Phair is back
from a short visit to the coast,
where he had been'making the
acquaintance of a little chap who
will in future be the source of
much interest.
It has been cold, but it is
colder still down on the river
bank, where the bridge men are
at work. So far, Jack Frost has
been unable to make them quit.
' Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Lochore, of
Rosebank, went over to Kamloops last week. Mrs. Lochore's
health has not been very good
this winter, and she has gone
into the hospital for treatment.
Game warden Russell came in
from the North Fork during the
early part of this week, where
he is at present engaged in cougar hunting. After securing
some necessaries he returned to
his camp on Tuesday.
D. McLeod, one of the men interested in the Broken Hill mine,
has just returned from a visit to
that property. He states that
recent development work has
proved the claims to be a richer
proposition than the surface indicated.
A couple of railroad men had a
severe time of it yesterday evening when trying to reach their
camp. At six mile hill they faced
a regular blizzard—too much for
men in their condition—forcing
them to turn back to town.
E. L. Boultbee had a very narrow escape last Saturday. Coming
up from Lytton with an auto load
of passengers he had reached the
Big Slide—the most dangerous
part of the road—when a rock
came whizzing down the slide,
striking him on the right shoulder
and breaking his collar bone.
With great presence of mind he
put on the emergency brake,
collapsing a few moments afterwards. Had the rock struck him
a little higher up, it would undoubtedly have caused a fatality,
with serious consequences to the
passengers. Mr. Boultbee was
brought to the Lillooet hospital
where he was attended to by Drs.
Christie and Mclntyre and is now
progressing. favorably.
The rancher is the man, these
days—a much different individual
to the rancher of a few years
ago. He does not come into town
with a gunny sack on his back,
nowadays, trying to negotiate
credit for a few "iktas." Not
much! On the contrary, the storekeeper is one of the first to meet
him with an extended glad hand,
and enquire about his health,
etc. Whether he is from the
Pemberton Meadows, down the
Fraser, up Bridge river, or even
as far away as Clinton, he will
hear the title of "Mr." in conjunction with his name, instead
of some old nick-name that he
formerly answered to. The local
banker bestows upon him a smile
that never shines our way, and
even the saloon man, sometimes,
admits that there is someone in
town qualified to take a seat in
his financial class. The railroad
has accomplished all this. Any
man with a piece of land in Lillooet district can at least consider
a bright future ahead of him, if
he has not already acquired an
Amund Scarbo, on a vagrancy
charge, was ordered to head for
Jack Dempsey had more than
the usual allowance of gin, and
was sentenced to 15 days.
Norman Vanderburgh, a colored
gentleman, denied that he was a
vagrant, or was in any way associated with that class. One
Ofaf Kraft admitted that had
been on a big spree, and planked
down $20 for his liberty.
Nels Grundt, butting in on
Willie Baker, $25.
Amurid Johnson, d. d., $20.
John Louis, Indian, charged
with being drunk on a reserve,
was fined $15, and on a further
charge of supplying whisky to
Indians, paid $25.
Juliane and Julia Bones, two
frisky native damsels, each paid
$15 for being drunk.
Stream tin is reported from
Dease Creek and samples of oxidised cassiterite have been sent
to Vancouver. It is stated that
placer miners in that section
have for years been throwing
this metal out of their sluice
boxes under the impression that
it was worthless iron ore. It has
been considered remarkable that
tin has not hitherto been found
in British Columbia with the exception of traces at Nelson and
in the Payne Mine in Slocan.
Traces have also been found in
the slags of the Trail smelter.
The new discovery will serve to
draw the attention of prospectors
to the desirability of being on the
look-out for tin ore; for they undoubtedly exist. It is possible
that further prospecting on Dease
Creek might locate a deposit of
lode tin. While tin is generally
associated with granitic rocks,
the most probable conditions of
its discovery are where such
rocks are metamorphosed to grei-
sen and accompanied by fluorite.
The most common ore of tin is
cassiterite, which varies in color
from black to light brown, is
brittle, of high specific gravity,
and non-magnetic. THE PROSPECTOR
Published in the interests of Lillooet District.
R. A. Hume. Manager.
FEBRUARY 6. 1914.
The construction of a short line
railway from Ashcroft on the C.
P.R. to Clinton and thence southwest to meet the P. G E., near
the confluence of Kelly Creek
with the Fraser, is the latest
proposal laid before the Provincial Government. The line would
follow the Bonaparte north from
Ashcroft, running close to the
road, and it is said that a good
grade can be found from Clinton
over to the P. G. E. The construction of such a railway line
would link up the C.P.R., C.N.R.,
and P.G.E., give railway transportation to Clinton and district,
and provide access to the north
from Ashcroft. From present
indications it would seem that
the Canadian Northern has something to do with the scheme. It
is also rumored that there was a
possibility of an alternative route
for such a line from Lytton to
Lillooet.    Both grades are easy.
earners employed in the industries of British Columbia.
Another activity which has occupied the attention of the Forest
Branch under the Minister of
Lands is the grazing resources of
the province, which have never
been systematically developed.
Along the valleys of the Interior
rivers there are literally millions
of acres of the finest natural
ranges. Though there are now
about 80,000 cattle in this range,
a large proportion of this land is
still unpastured. During the past
year, a beginning has been made
at making this range known to
the cattlemen of Western America. A permit system has been
adopted, which will allow the use
of the range at nominal fees,
will prevent the tying up of any
areas for speculative purposes,
and will tend to encourage settlement and increase the production
of beef and mutton in British
Everybody must admit that the
question of land settlement in
British Columbia is pressing and
that the existing conditions are
far from satisfactory. The Minister of Apiculture is just as
emphatic in his opinions as Mr.
Brewster or any other critic of
the government. Mr. Ellison says
it is an unfortunate thing that a
province such as British Columbia, with its great diversities of
soil and climate, which are admittedly of the best, should be
compelled to import annually
twenty-five million dollars' worth
of agricultural products. Naturally the thought will arise, therefore, that the government does
not take immediate and drastic
action to remedy such a state of
affairs. The consumers, who are
the victims of circumstances and
have to pay the twenty-five million dollars that well could be
employed within the province to
outsiders for the necessaries of
life, will assuredly raise no objections to anything that promises them relief. Neither the
government nor the legislature
has anything on its programme
that is more urgent than this
In referring to our natural resources, Premier McBride recently said: "The value of the forest
products of British Columbia for
1913 exceeded that of all previous
years, amounting to approximately $30,000,000. For the first
time in the history of British
Columbia the timber industry has
ranked with the production of
minerals as the chief wealth-producer in the province. The annual
value of forest products of British Columbia exceeds that of all
other provinces in the Dominion,
with the exception of Ontario.
In its importance to the people of
the province, the lumber industry has, during 1913, passed all
its competitors. The 794 logging
operations and 350 lumber and
shingle mills employ over 50 per
cent, of the total number of wage
A further reprieve of sixty
days has been granted to Joseph
Mulverhill, now awaiting sentence
of death for the murder of a man
named Kelly at Burns Lake on
the line of the Grand Trunk railway. The reprieve was granted
by the trial judge, Mr. Justice
Murphy, to enable Mulverhill's
counsel, Mr. A. D, Maclntyre of
Kamloops to make an appeal to
the Minister of Justice for clemency. An appeal was recently
argued before the Court of Appeal, at which although a majority of the court was against allowing a new trial, one of the
judges, Mr. Justice McPhillips
dissented. This makes it possible for the Minister of Justice
to be approached with a request
for clemency.
A Strong, Far-reaching
This local office of the Union Bank
of Canada is but one of the 310
Branches of an organization whose Total
Assets exceed $70,000,000. Our banking
service covers Canada, and through
our connections we are prepared to
transact business in any part of the
civilized world.
The confidence of Canadians in this
Bank is attested by over Seventy
Million Dollars of Deposits. Yours
would make a wise and welcome
A. P. HUGHES, -        MANAGER.
Lands, Mines, Insurance and Collections
Mining business in all branches
a specialty.   Farms for
sale or lease.
Lillooet,  - British Columbia
from the 132-Mile House, Cariboo road,
two bay geldings and one sorrel gelding
branded E on left shoulder. Thirty
dollars will be paid to the person deliv-
ing these horses at any of the company's
stations on the road,
j9 Ashcroft B. C.
Agents wanted to sell fruit,
shade and ornamental trees and
small fruit plants. Apply Royal
Nurseries Ltd., 710 Dominion
Bldg., Vancouver, British Columbia.
Boots & Shoes.
Shoe Repairing
Agents for House of Hobberlin
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Delivered   When    Promised
and Correct When Delivered
The Prospector,
Lillooet, B. C.
Water Notice
Application for a License to take and
use water, will be made under the
Water Act of British Columbia, as
1. The name of the applicant is Francis
Gott. ,.
2. The address of the applicant is
Lillooet, B. C. .    „   ,
3. The name of the stream is Black-
Hill Creek. The Stream has its source
near the mouth of Michelle creek, flows
in an Easterly direction, and empties
into the Fraser River about 10 miles
above the mouth of Bridge River.
4. The water is to be diverted from
the stream on the South side, about one
mile North of the Northern boundary
of Pre-emption No. 1758.
5. The purpose for which the water
will be used is irrigation.
6. The land on which the water is to
be used is described as follows: P. R.
7. The quantity of water applied for
is as follows:- One hundred miners'
8. This notice was posted on the
ground on the 25th day of November,
1913- • , r
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.
d26 Applicant.
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 Francis
2. The address of the applicant is
Lillooet, B. C.
3. The name of the stream is an unnamed stream. The stream has its
source about 150 yards North of the
Northern boundary of P. R. No. 1758,
flows in a Southerly direction, and sinks
on P. R. 1758, near Western boundary
of said pre-emption.
4. The water is to be diverted from
the stream on the South side, about
150 yards from the Northern boundary
of P. R. No. 1758.
5. The purpose for which the water
will be used is irrigation.
6. The land on which the water is to
be used is described as follows: Preemption No. 1768.
7. The quantity of water applied for
is as follows: Thirty miners' inches.
8. This notice was posted on the
ground on the 25th day of November.
9. A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the requirements of the "Water Act" will be
filed in the office of the Water Recorder
at Clinton. Objections may be filed
with the said Water Recorder or with
the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
d26 Applicant. THE PROSPECTOR
Fifty-five well-furnished rooms. Hot and cold baths
Excellent table.  First class bar. Large sample room
Two autos on request from Lytton or Ashcroft
Headquarters for Lytton-Lillooet stage line. Stage
meets Seton Lake boat. Rigs furnished on demand.
RATES: $1.50 per day and up. By month $35 and up. Meals, 21 for $9.00
Lillooet, B. C.    *
W.   J.   Abercrombie,   Proprietor
A First-Class Table.
REGULAR Trips up Seton Lake every
Convenient for all passengers to Mission,
Bridge River, Short Portage, Anderson Lake,
McGillvray Creek and the Pemberton country
Leaves, 8.00 a. m.    Arrives at Mission, 10 a. m.     Arrives
Short Portage, 11 o'clock
Returning Leaves Short Portage, 12 p. m.     Leaves Mission
12:45 p. m.    Arrives, 3:00 p. m.
Lillooet to Lytton
Experienced Driver.
Reasonable Charges.
J.M. Mackinnon, BROKER, Vancouver, B. C
Suite 5 Williams Bldg. 413 Granville St.
Lillooet Ranches and Fruit Lands a Specialty.    Correspondence Solicited.
Timber Lands,  Ranch Lands.
Coast Lands and Real Estate.
Water Notice
For a Licence to Store or Pen
Back Water.
NOTICE is hereby given that Western
Canadian Ranching Co., of Gang Ranch,
will apply for a licence to store or pen
back six hundred acre-feet of water
from Gaspard Creek, a stream flowing
in an Easterly direction and emptying
into Fraser River. The water will be
stored in a reservoir of 600 acre-feet
capacity, to be built about 40 chains
East of Lot 57, G. I, Lillooet District,
on Little Gaspard Creek, and will be
used for irrigation purposes as authorized by Water Record No. 147, on the
land described as Sec. 123, East 1-2 4,
East 1-2 9, 10, 11, 12, Southerly 363
acres of 13, Southerly 317 acres of 14,
West 1-2 of 15, all in Township Ten (10)
Lillooet District.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 15th day of December, 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.
Western Canadian Ranching Co.
By F. J. Fulton, Agent.      d26
Etc., Etc., Etc.
Pavilion, - B. C.
Drainage, Dyking and Irrigation
Act, 1913.
accordance with Section 9 of the above-
mentioned Act, that one month after
date hereof a petition signed by a majority in value of the owners of the
lands described therein will be presented to the Lieutenant-Governor in Council for the constitution of the said lands
as a Dyking and Drainage District
under the said Act, and for the appointment of Robert Kerr Houlgate, Joseph
W. MacFarland and Stanley Burke, all
of Vancouver, B. C, as Commissioners
for the carrying out of the works mentioned in said Petition.
Dated this 16th day of December, A.
D. 1913.
Bowser, Reid & Wallbridge,
Solicitors for the said
proposed Commissioners.
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
Lillooet Auto Car Co.
J. H. Kriege. C. B. Clear
Expert Machinists
and Fitters.
Being equipped with all facilities
for the prompt repair of automobiles, bicycles, etc., we are now
in a position to execute the most
intricate orders. No job too
small or too large to receive our
prompt attention.
Dry Goods,
Camp Supplies,
Fancy Goods,
Lillooet, B. C.
(B. C. Land Surveyor j
Surveys handled in all
parts of the Lillooet District. Mineral Claim
Surveying a specialty,
Pioneer Watchmaker
and Jeweler
318 Cambie St.      Vancouver, B.C.
Orders by Mail Attended to.
Fine Watch Repairing a Specialty
Saddle Horses
Pack Horses,
Single and Double Rigs
for Hire.
James T. Farmer.
Hunting Parties Furnished.
Horses and Rigs for Hire
Light and Heavy Draying
Express Delivery
Bus Meets all Regular Boats
Lillooet, B. C.
Fishing Tackle,
S. W. Paints,
Eastman Kodaks,
Photo Supplies,
Na-Dru-Co. Drugs,
Edison Phonographs
Moore Lights.
We are now paying special
attention to our GROCERY
DEPARTMENT, and having made some careful buys
we can give better value,
and prices second to none.
It will pay you to give us a
trial. As our prices will be
the lowest good goods can
be sold for,  we will sell for
Mr. Baton, of Horsefly, was a
visitor in Clinton this week.
Miss Gertie Evans, of Ashcroft,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. Forest
Loring, in Clinton.
Mr. J. K. More is adding two
rooms and a verandah to his
residence on Cathedral street.
The Inland Express Company
is now hauling the mails on their
sleighs from Cache Creek up;
below Cache Creek the motor is
in use.
The long-expected cold snap
has come—and gone. After several days of practically continued
snowfall, the temperature dropped to about 25° below zero one
night last week. The thermometer has registered above zero
ever since.
On Thursday night a strong
gale blew from the south, causing the snow to drift to no little
extent, but the snow being somewhat soft after the warm days,
no interruption was suffered by
the traffic. The road to Ashcroft
is open for motors, and J.Bonner,
on his way to Barkerville, pulled
in to Clinton this morning, having come through the drifts
easily, with the use of a shovel
in one or two cases.
The Inland Express Company's
sleighs are painted red and blue,
and what with the B. C. Express
Co. 's red, gold and yellow, quite
an imposing set of royal colors is
exhibited by the Cariboo road
Mrs. Chenhall and Mrs. D. A.
Stoddard and family, have now
moved from the 83-Mile House
to Clinton for their permanent
Mrs. Sam Boyd has been in
Ashcroft for the last few days
with her baby daughter Norah.
Norah, who has been seriously
ill with bronchial-pneumonia, is
under the care of Dr. Whiting,
of Ashcroft, owing to the absence
of Dr. Edgelow.
Miss Maggie Bishop, of the
59-Mile House, has been a visitor
in Clinton for the past few days.
Miss May Macdonald is visiting
Mrs. Cunningham of the 74-Mile
With a merry jingle of bells
about twenty Clintonians, filling
several sleighs and cutters, left
this afternoon en route for the
70-Mile House, where they will
be the guests of Mrs. Wm. Boyd
at a dance.
Owing to the recent windstorm
telegraph and telephone communication with northern points
has been a little interrupted.
Pete LeBourdais left a few days
ago for a repair trip up the road.
A few days ago Mr. Jas. War-
dell entertained at dinner a few
natives of the "Land of Heath
and Heather," in honor of the
immortal bard, Robert Burns.
Shows may come and shows
may go—in Clinton—but they
live for a long time in the memory of Clintonians. young and
old. The "Happy Hooligan"
Company, more commonly known
as the Beef Trust Chorus, has
come and gone, and created an
unwonted stir in our midst—we
cannot say whether it was Happy
Hooligan himself or the fair
members of the company who
upset the usual serene countenances of our young men and made
them slightly absent-minded for
a day or so. The company played
in the town hall, or, more properly speaking, ihe opera house,
on Friday and Saturday night.
"Happy Hooligan," "Mutt and
Jeff," etc., were put before the
public and were received with
fairly large audiences. On the
closing night  of their engage-
Established 1836
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT-One dollar opens an account.
Interest added half yearly.
A CURRENT ACCOUNT provides a safe and convenient
way of paying your bills, as each cheque returns to
you as a receipt.
COLLECTIONS promptly attended to.
MONEY ORDERS, Drafts, Travelers' Cheques and Telegraph Transfers issued, payable all over the world.
Our Manager will, gladly give you full particulars of our
arrangements for Banking by Mail if you
will call on him, or write.
A. B. GREIG,   Manager      -    -     Lillooet Branch <
ment here, the management
thanked the town for the excellent reception that had been accorded him and the members of
his company, and concluded with
a pretty little speech in which
he predicted that Clinton would
soon have its mayor and aldermen, and foretold—with the true
eye of the seer—who would be
its first mayor, much to the satisfaction of all. It might be added
that reports were current on
Friday afternoon that the company had broken down shortly
after reaching Ashcroft, and
that "all was off." Great uneasiness was experienced until the
report was proved to be false, as
already there were rumors of a
"dinner in honor" to be given
by a local club, which, by the
way, did not come off.
Charles Spintlum a son of the
late Chief David Spintlum, of the
Lytton branch of the Thompson
river tribe, was recently married
at Victoria in the English Church
by the Rev. F. A.. P. Chadwick.
There were only two of the tribe
present, Johnny White King
Spintlum, a brother of the bridegroom, and Andrew Bob, Spint-.
lum's interpreter. Chief David
Spintlum ruled the whole of the
Thompson river tribe, and, at the
advent of the white man, was
always looked upon as an Indian
of great ability and had a commanding influence among his extensive tribes. He took a friendly-
action toward the whites, and by
his careful advice to his people
he averted many an evil. Every
pioneer that came to this province, in the palmy days of gold
excitement, frankly admit that
Chief David Spintlum was highly
respected and honored by all. On
his death Charles Spintlum was
asked to fill the position which
his father had held so nobly and
wisely. The son declined, giving
the plea that he was too young
for such an office. So the lot of
chieftainship fell to others. Recently, however, the whole of the
Thompson river have been demanding him to fill the position.
The country will welcome the
parcels post system which the
Postmaster -General announces
will be brought into operation on
February 10. For the province
of British Columbia the rates are
as follows: For any point beyond
twenty miles, one pound. 10c;
two pounds, 18c.; ^our pounds,
22c; five pounds, 26c, and with
4c additional for each pound.
For an adjacent province the rate
of 10c for the first pound will
apply, but for each additional
pound an extra charge of 2c will
be imposed, making the rate 10c
for the first pound and 6c for
each extra pound. Beyond the
province adjoining the one in
which a parcel is mailed an additional 2c a pound will be charged
for each province that has to be
crossed to the destination of the
parcel up to a maximum charge
of 12c. a pound. Thus for a one
pound parcel mailed in British
Columbia to Alberta the rate is
10c; to Saskatchewan, 12c , and
to Manitoba and the east 12c.
For a two-pound package to Alberta the rate is 16c, Saskatchewan 20c and all other provinces
24c; for three pounds mailed in
British Columbia to Alberta the
rate is 22c; to Saskatchewan 28c;
Manitoba. 34c and other provinces 36c
The pareels post system has
proved a great success throughout the United States, netting a
profit of $30,000,000 in its first
year, demonstrating its widespread popularity. The Washington authorities found that the
system worked so well that last.
summer they increased the limit
of delivery to twenty pounds
within the first two zones—that
is to say, within 150 miles of the
point of posting.
Wanted immediately, a young
man wishing to start a profitable
business and be independent.
Apply to
Mackenzie Bros.,
New Westminster.
Heavy  and Light Wagons
Repaired at Moderate Cost, .$
and all  Work Guaranteed.


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