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The Lillooet Prospector Feb 16, 1912

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Array V L 1 No. 14
A "special''drivenby "Butch"
Rebagliati came in last Thursday
bringing ir Dan Hurley, who has
been on a short business trip to
Vancouver and Victoria in regard to his mining interests;
Duncan McDonald and William
Abercromv','',; who have been on
visi ts to the coast cities and return looking fine after their short
vacation3, and R. Pollard. Mr.
Polbrd hails from the Nicola
cou.i+ry an J comes to Lillooet to
look over this section with a view
of in > sting. He expresses himself as favorably impressed with
the outlook here, and while business compels him to cut this visit
short, he intends to return in the
near future to more thoroughly
investigate the propositions offered ir this locality.
Walter Cox ca- •-* in Wednesday from South Pu:k where in
company with Billy Miller and 0.
R. Evans he is hc?n prospecting for some t./nc. He reports
that all at oho mines and along
the river are in good h aalth. His
partners will remain at the camp
for several weeks before returning to town. He says that the
contract on the Wayside, which
is in the hands of Joe Shuster,
Tommy Alfords and George Gibson, will be finished some time
this week. They are said to have
encountered some good ore in the
tunnel. Danny Hamilton is still
employing himself with his trap
line and is having his usual success. Mr. Cox, accompanied by
Frank Moule left yesterday for
Cayoosh creek, where they will
spend some time developing their
claims, which are located about
eight miles up the creek and are
said to be promising propositions.
Parties coming down from
Bridge river report that the trail
into that section is in good condition all the way to the mines.
There is about an average of six
inches of snow along the trail,
with about eighteen inches on
Mission mountain. Pack trains
have been going into the mines
all winter which has kept the
snow beat down and the trail
open. There were two heavily
loaded outfits left the Mission last
week bound for the Coronation
with supplies for that mine, including a range which will be a
welcomed addition to the cook
house equipment.
$2.00 Per Year
It is learned on good authority
that an appropriation will be set
aside this year for the improvement of the main thoroughfare
running through Lillooet town.
It is understood that this will
mean not only grading the wagon
road and putting it in first-class
condition but also the laying of
sidewalks from one end of town
to the other for the benefit of the
pedestrians. It will be remem-
bered.that a public meeting was
held some time ago for the purpose of discussing ways and
means to have this improving
done by the government but
nothing was accomplished owing
to the strong opposition. It seems
that since that time efforts have
been made by individuals to secure the necessary help from the
government and that they have
been successful in their efforts.
Those who have found it necessary to travel the street since the
recent thaw, either afoot or with
a team, have no doubt in their
minds but that it is a necessity to
have something done to better
the condition of the thoroughfare
and word of this appropriation
should come as welcome news.
J. Dunlop is sending out to all
his patrons and friends a neat
little card case and booklet which
is not only an attractive and
handy advertisement, but an excellent boosting medium for the
district. It contains some valuable information and helps for
prospectors and miners, besides
a very cleverly written, description of Lillooet district and her resources, which is concisely told
and reliable in every detail. Mr.
Dunlop will circulate them widely
through the province and the
Dominion, sending not a few to
the Old Country and the States,
and they should be the means of
interesting a good many in this
section and its resources.
Mrs. M. R. Eagleson left Thursday for Cache Creek, taking with
her Raymond and Margaret Patrick. She will leave the children
at that place in charge of Mrs.
Clarke and after spending a few
days visiting friend« in that local
ity, will depart on Tuesday for
an extended trip to California.
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Word comes from Cayoosh
creek that C. D. Wray has not
yet recovered from his recent accident and is still compelled tb
get around on crutches.
Duncan Bobb, an Indian from
the Fountain was killed last Sunday night about 9 o'clock at a
point about five miles below Lillooet on the Lytton-Lillooet road^
by being caught beneath a load
of lumber which was upset over
the bank. He was riding with
Andrew Swart, to whom the outfit belonged and who was on the
wagon at the time it went over
but succeeded in clearing himself
by jumping. Government Agent
Phair and Constable Daunt held
an investigation Monday morning
and came to the conclusion that
it was purely accidental. The
dead Indian was buried at the
Fountain on Tuesday.
Billy Riley made a flying trip
to Bridge river last week with
the mail, covering the distance,
150 miles in four days. On the
way up Billy nearly had the misfortune of losing the mailt horses
and himself at the bluffs near
Sucker creek. It seems that the
pack horse he was leading lost
its footiug and slid down a steep
bank, pulling Billy and his saddle
horse over as he went. A convenient fir tree saved the outfit
from what at least would have
been a cold bath and might have
resulted seriously causing incid-
ently the loss of The Prospector
and the other mail consigned to
the Bridge River boys.
Elsewhere in this issue will be
seen C. A. Phair'sadvertisement
for his annual clearance sale.
This sale he started on Thursday
of this week, the first big run being on men's hats which he let
go at the real bargain prices of
50 and 75 cents, and there was a
steady stream of satisfied custom
era leaving the store all day,
wearing the smile of contentment, with a new bonnet pirched
on their head and the old one
tucked under their arm. He will
continue the sale next week and
it behooves those desiring to take
advantage of the bargain prices
on dry goods, furnishings, etc.,
to come in early and get in on the
first selection.
A meeting of the members of
the Liberal Association will be
held in the reading room of the
Victoria hotel on Saturday evening, the 17th, at 8 p. m.
I. Wilkinson and R. Davidson
came down last Wednesday from
the Bridge river country and
after spending two days in town
departed this morning for their
camp. They have been spending the past few months trapping
with headquarters at Spruce lake
between Tyaughton and Gun
creeks, and were very successful, bringing in about $300 worth
of fur, which they disposed of to
local buyers. Their catch included 30 weasel, 2 wolverine, lmink
6 lynx and 18 martin, among these
being on weasel which Mr. Wilkinson claims is his record animal
after 25 years of trapping, it
measuring 22 inches in length
from tip to tip. They say that
there is about two and a half feet
of snow at Spruce lake. They
are returning to their camp with
more traps and supplies, to finish
out the season trapping beaver
and muskrats, and say they will
probably not be down again before the latter part oi' AjoriK
Out of a letter to the Prospector from Big Bar we glean the
following news items: Nelson
Tate is on his pre-emption on
Ward's creek, after having had
a trip east to Kansas. Malcolm
McDonald is getting out logs for
a new house. The ground on
part of Dougal McDonald's place
is ready for the plow. Meadow
larks wintered at Watson Bar
creek and also at High Bar. The
cattle are in good condition and
there seems to be plenty of hay
left to carry them through until
spring. Chris Gustavason was a
visitor to Watson Bar creek recently. James Rowbottom passed through on the ninth enroute
to the Chilcotin. From Big Bar
we learn that Charles Kostering
is erecting a new log house at his
place, assisted by Erie Carson.
J. Grinder is on his pre-emption
opposite Big Bar and August De-
meroe is staying with him for
the winter. The High Bar school
will soon be erected as there are
now over twenty children of
school age in the community.
Phil Grinder has been a little under the weather this winter but
is now improving. It is his intention to visit Lillooet this summer and visit his numerous
friends. He is over 90 years old.
Trails are in good condition in
that section.
Alex Phair is in for a few days
from his Anderson lake ranch. The    Prospector
Permanently camped at Lillooet, B.C.
Sending out samples every Friday
afternoon to   be   assayed  by  the
public at large.
Yearly,   $2.00   in advance.     Single
copies, five cents.
Advertising   rates   on   application
The   experienced   mining
man is like the man from
Missouri.    He wants to be
shown.    Let  him   see the
samples, study the formation
and figure out the general
conditions prevailing and he
will tell you whether it will
pay him to buy.   A great
deal could be done I for the
district in view of interesting
these   prospective investors
by having reliable information disseminated.   Data regarding the district should
be   gathered  and put into
concise   form which would
enable  those interested  to
tell at a glance the local conditions.   The information at
present is too general in its
nature.    We trust too much
to the government to furnish
these things for us,  without
effort to help. If a committee
were to meet and draw up
descriptions of the rich mineral districts   tributary   to
Lillooet, showing the nature
of the   climate,     elevation
above trails, rates of wages,
etc., and make a united effort to have a reliable geological map made of  the district by the government surveyors,   the    mining    men
would then be able to form
a more concise idea of the
possibilities of this section.
Of course we need all the aid
from the government that
we can possibly get, but a
little   co-operation   on   the
part of our citizens would do
much toward boosting our
district and we believe that
■ in asking anyone to look into
the district as a place of investment, the more information at hand and the more
pressure that can be brought
to bear the better the chances
of securing the desired object.
Farming in Lillooet
Numerous inquiries have
come to our desk recently
asking about the agricultural
possibilities of this section.
We cannot resort to the hack
neyed expressions of "garden spot," "Eden" or "paradise," but can safely state
that as soon as the railway
crosses this section the district will come rapidly to the
front as a fruit growing,
truck gardening and general
ranching locality. On the
lower benches of the Fraser
river and its tributaries, excellent crops are produced,
including cereals, roots,vege-
tables, hay, alfalfa, apples,
pears, peaches, cherries,
plums, tomatoes, melons,
etc., while this section is especially adapted to the raising of potatoes, and nowhere
in the province can • 'spuds"
be grown that surpass the
Lillooet product. In this section it is necessary to resort
to irrigation. An exception
to this condition is the Pemberton Meadows. Here the
land is low-lying and in many
instances has to be drained.
This part of the district is
capable of producing exceed-,
ingly good crops of hay, vegetables and fruit, and it is
recorded that they often get
four tons of hay to the acre
and thirty tons of potatoes*
Lillooet fruit has already
gained a reputation and has
never failed to bring home
pr zes wherever exhibited.
Especially are the apples
from this district noted as
blue ribbon takers, and as
soon as rail connections are
secured with the marketplaces of the country, fruitgrowing will be one of the
chief occuptions. At present there are numerous large
ranches in the district and
cattle-raising claims a large
share of attention.
World's Metal Output, 1911
The total value of the gold
output for the year 1911 was
$465,502,493, an increase of
$10,031,968 over the previous
twelve months, in which
South Africa stood first,
United States, second and
Australia third. Canada
was seventh on the total list
with $12,500,000.
The 1911 silver production
was the largest on record,
being 22,850,000 ounces;
Mexico heading the list of
producers, though that country showed a decrease of
7,000,000 ounces. Canada
showed an increase over 1910
of nearly 1,300,000 ounces.
The output of platinum for
last year was 260,600 ounces,
a noteworthy feature being
the rise in value from $38.50
to $48.50 per ounce.
The copper production
amounted to 2,000,000,000
The tin produced last year
amounted to 123,886 pounds
the majority of which came
from the Malay States.
Cultivate the Boosting
habit and help put Lillooet
in the front rank.
Delivered    When    Promised
and Correct When Delivered
The Prospector
Lillooet, B. C.
Unrecorded Stakes
There is an abuse prevalent  among  prospectors .in
this province which  is the
occasion of a great deal of
harm in many of the mining
districts. A prospector starts
off on his hunt for claims,
provided often for a two or
three months' stay  in  the
mountains.    The first showing  of  mineral he   comes
across he stakes out, and pro
ceeds  to  hunt  for    more,
which when found  is also
staked by him.   In this manner, during his sojourne in
the  hills,  he may put his
posts  up   on  many claims
scattered   possibly    widely
over a large range of country.     By the  time he  gets
back to a recording office the
time during which numbers
of these claims should have
been recorded has run out,
or possibly he has concluded
that they are not worth recording, and at all events,
for one reason or another,
they    remain    unrecorded,
while the   stakes  are  left
standing.     Of course,  this
prospector has only skimmed
over the ground,   doing  no
genuine  prospecting  work,
and it is therefore probable,"
and-the case often happens,
that other more conscientious
prospector:-,   following  him
1 over the same ground have
discovered on these unrecorded claims good showings of
ore which would warrant the
record being made, and the
assessment work being proceeded with.     But here are
the claims  already staked,
and the prospectors that follow the original  staker almost invariably pass over the
ground, paying little or no
attention  to  it,  and move
further on to seek  "virgin"
soil.   In this manner and for
this reason we have been informed and we can easily believe the truth of the information, large areas of promising ground have been deserted.   The injury inflicted
is   a  substantial   one,  and
some method of abating it
should  be  adopted.      Any
prospector placing stakes on
a claim should be required to
record the same or remove
the stakes before the expiry
of the period allowed to record after staking and the
license of any such free miner not complying should become void at the time of the
expiring of such recording-
period. This would effectually stop the abuse as no
free miner would endanger
his entire future by failing
to comply.—Ex. The     Prospector
Mr. A. LeBourdais' many
friends will regret to hear that
he is in very poor health this
Mrs. F. C. Campbell gave a
children's party on Friday evening which was greatly appreciated.
R. Dorrell left on Tuesday's
stage for a short visit to Ashcroft
Mrs. A. P. Horan left on Tuesday's stage for New Westminister accompanied by her daughter
May, who intends entering St.
Ann's Academy in that city.
Miss Lottie Boyd left for the
coast on Thursday where she intends to remain for a few
R. K. Evans has resigned his'
position   in   the  B. C.  Express
company's  office here and  the
vacancy  i» now filled by   Phil
Lillooet poultry men are complaining these days because of
the scarcity of wheat in town.
They say it is hard work to
secure enough to keep their
chickens in feed and are having
to resort to all sorts of tricks of
the trade to supply the wants of
their charges. .This scarcity of
chicken feed is laid to the fact
that the ranchers up the river are
holding on to their grain awaiting the starting of the Pavilion
rolling mill, which will occur
sometime this spring. They figure that it is . cheaper to have
their wheat converted into flour
here than to pay the freight on
the imported article. In the mean
time the chicken men are guessing.
One of the most attractive calendars we have had the pleasure
of seeing this year was handed to
us the other day by J. Dunlop,
the Seton lake merchant, and
now helps to decorate the walls
of The Prospector office. It is of
convenient size, printed oh heavy
white board, and has as a centerpiece a pretty girl picture entitled
"Miss Aristocrat," done by Harrison Fisher, the well known
American artist. In the upper
left hand corner is a small ad for
Mr. Dunlop's business, while in
the lower left hand corner an
mention of the Leckie Shoe company appears, but both are so
neatly put in that they in noway
offset the beauty of the calendar.
On the whole it is a well gotten
up souvenir and Mr. Dunlop is
deserving of much credit for his
enterprise in putting out such an
attractive and useful advertisement.
A fiiherman says that fish
should not be permitted to lie
when they can be hung. The
same might be said of fishermen.
Hill & Burnett
New Westminister B. C.
Represented in Lillooet by
W. Haylmore
If you want freight hauled from Lyt+on to Lillooet
just   bear it^ in'mind that^
McCaffery & McKibben
! have the two best' outfits
J on the road and can give
. you   quick ' service1   and
" guaranteed     satisfaction
Address Chas. McCaffery at Lillooe
or   Hazen   McK bben at Lytton to
make arrangements
Lillooet General Store
W.J.PAGE   -   Proprietor
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A newly-bought stock of
staple and fancy groceries
An excellent line of dry
goods, clothing, furnishings, etc. Call and see us.
Lillooet General Store
W.J.PAGE   -   Proprietor
Excelsior  Hotel
First Class Table and Good
Liquors and Cigars.
B. C.
= J   DUNLOP  =
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
General Merchant
Forwarding Agent
Ship Goods To Lillooet in my Care
Prompt  Attention  Guaranteed
B. C.
North Fork visitois to Lillooet
this week were George   McRea
R. Webester, Roy Burkholder, J.
Birch and D.  T.   Collins.      Mr.
Collins brough down word that
M. Crane who has been  mining
near the mouth of North  Fork,
had broken his leg.   The others
made the trip to town for their
mail and supplies.  They say that
everyone is busy clearing   land
or making improvements.
Preparations are being made
by those having the affair in
charge to make the coming first
annual masquerade ball in Lillooet a success. The first of
March has been set as the date
and a large attendance is expected. The price of admission has
been fixed at $2.50 a couple,
which includes supper. Several
prizes will be given. An effort
will be made to have the new
floor in the hall laid before the
first and put in first-class condition so that there will be nothing
to interfere with the pleasure of
the dancers.
Lillooet General Store
W/J. PAGE, Prop.
In Order to Dispose of Stock on
Hand as Rapidly as Possible we
Offer the Folio wing Cash Prices
1400 lbs Beans 4 c lb
Jersey Cream, per case 4.60
Reindeer Milk, per case 6.05
Lipton's Tea, per lb. 40c
Victoria Cross Tea, per lb 35c
Rajah Ceylon Tea, per lb 25c
Star Brand Coffee per lb
35c or 3 for $1.00
Brown Berry Coffee, per lb.
35c or 3 for $1.00
Magic Baking Powder, per can
20c or 6 for $1.00
B. &.K. Rolled Oats at
35c or 3 for $1.00
Vinegar, per qt bottle 25c
Rice, per lb 6c
Sago, per lb 8c
Tapioca, per lb 8c
Buck Brand Overalls per pr.  85c
Buck Brand Overalls (bib)
per pair 75c
Smocks, each 75c
Shirts, from 75c to $100
Regular $3.50 Sweater for.   2.75
Socks, per pair 15c and up
All Other Goods in Stock will be
Sold at Correspondingly Low
Prices    Terms Cash The     Prospector
I, Moses Foster, of Fourteen
Mile Creek, by occupation a farmer, give notice that I intend on
the 20th day of March next, at
eleven o'clock in the forenoon,
to apply to the Water Commissioner at his office at Clinton, B.
C, for a license to take ,and use
four cubic feet of water per second from Fourteen Mile Creek, a
tributary of Fraser river, to be
diverted at a point about 1-2
mile above Lot No. 1589.
The water will be used on Lot
1589 for irrigation purposes.
Signature: Moses Foster
Dated this 31st day of January.
Some men are cynics because
they can't make a living at anything else.
Harness Maker    Saddler
Carrying All Lines. Horse
Blankets. Repairing of
all Description a Speciality
Ashcroft      -    -     B. C.
Lillooet Meat Market
Fresh Killed Beef, Pork & Mutton
Large and small orders
given our personal attention. Satisfaction
Fresh Vegetables in Season
General Hauling,
Lytton to Lillooet
Four   Hours    Enroute
Expert Driver
Connects With all Trains
Enquire at the Victoria Hotel
Roy McDonald
Six Tables
Cigars and Tobaccos
Smokers capplies
Prospector Ads Pay.
Subscribe for
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and get all the home news
FOR SALE-One Berkshire
boar $7.50, and pure bred Collie
pups, $5.00 each. Alex Lochore
Rosebank, Lytton, B. C.
Alfalfa Sce:l
Clean new seed, $18.00 per 1C0
pounds. Lillooet or Lytton. Alex
Lochore, Rosebank, Lytton, B.
General Merchant Manufacturers Agent
For  Twenty-five Years   Lillooets Leading Store
Complete up-to-date Stock in all Departments
Carefully Bought at Right Prices
Spring Stock
Our Spring Stock of General Merchandise is new arriving. We will have the finest range of New Felt Hats, Prospector's, Miner's and Surveyor's Shoes, and Dry Goods, ever
shown in Lillooet. We will also carry our usual large stock
of Groceries, Hardware, Drugs, Etc.
Clearance Sale
To make room for this stock we are selling off our last
year's Hats, Shoes, and Dry Goods far under cost. Genuine
Bargains,    Come while the stock lasts.
The fyily Store that can give satisfactiom on orders
from the smallest to the largest.   Our Cash Price
is the Lowest Good Goods can be Sold For
We Lead, Others Follow
The Store of Satisfied Customers
Mail Orders Receive our Careful Attention
When in LYTTON go ta the
Durham Barber Shop
First-class Shave or Haircut
Two doors west of the Harrison stage
Lillooet   -   B. C.
Outfitters for Prospectors, Trappers,
Miners, Ranchers,
Etc. Our goods are
the best and prices
are right
Stage Line
Regular Stage leaves Lytton Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7 a. m.
Regular Stage leaves Lillooet Wednesdays and Sun
days at 7 a. m.
Wire or write for Special Stage or
Desired Information
LEE HARRISON  -   Lytton, B. C.
ASHCROFT      -      -    B. C
Notary Public
Lillooet   -   -    B. C.
Lands, Mines, Insurance and
Mining business  in  all branches a
specialty.   Farms,   Fruitiands   and
Residential properties for sale.
R. C. Stephens*
Blacksmith and j
Expert    Horse- j
•  shoes* j
All Work Promptly      <
LILLOOET   -    -   B. C. I
Frank Mclntyre
Lillooet's Barber
Operating in  the  southwest corner of the Victoria
Hotel   Lobby
Don't forget the Number
Livery and
Feed Stables
Horses and Rigs  for Hire.
Express Delivery
Light and Heavy  Draying.
B. C.
Subscribe for the Prospector
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Hotel Victoria
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


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