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Array THE PROSPECTOR
VOL. 3, NO. 12
LILLOOET,   B. C„ FRIDAY,  JANUARY 9, 1914.
$2 PER YEAR
IN THE BRIDGE RIVER COUNTRY.
For this season of the year
considerable work is being done
in the Bridge river mining district
At the Coronation mine there is
a bunch of men sinking on that
property. A little farther down
the river Wm. Haylmore is still
pounding away at the "Why
Not" gold ledge, and has a fortune in sight. Below him is C.
P. Dam with a crew of 9 men
putting in a dam on the South
Fork. This is a rich placer proposition. Some distance farther on
down the river Joe Shuster and
his partner are driving a tunnel
into a big ledge showing first-
class indications of a mine. Not
far away, at Sucker creek, the
Ferguson & Walker camp is discovered. These men have done
some extensive development work
this summer, and the result's
seem to justify the expenditure.
Taking a longer stretch down
the river we come to the "farmhouse" of White & Bell. These
gentlemen have one of the
best-looking mining propositions
in the Bridge river district, and
adjoining them is an equally-
good property owned by Herbert
Taylor and partner. Bell &
White are now in a position to
enjoy life a little better style
than they used to, but it will
not be long before "Long Taylor"
can do likewise. Taking leave
of the farmers we soon found
ourselves before the hotel door of
W. W. Jones. He was busy
counting money an^ sending off
registered mail. Prosperity seemed to be very much in evidence
about these premises.
Passing the Big Horn ranch
we took a scoot up the hill to
"Jack" Hunt's mine and found
nine men plugging away on one
of the tunnels being run on that
property. Twenty dollar ore was
in sight—abundance of it. This
mine is one of the biggest propositions ever attempted in Lillooet
district. If it should prove successful—and at present there is
every indication that it will—
Lillooet will be the beneficiary,
as it is almost at our doors. Jack
Chism was sharpening steel, and
had no more time than to say
"good-day." Tom Alford was
busy cooking for the outfit, and
very much out of temper,
So, down the hill we slid
And once more hit the trail.
Himbing over Mission Mountain we caught a glimpse of Fred
Kinder with a couple of tons of
mining supplies, heading for
Cadwallader Creek. He had an
energetic move about him, so we
stepped off the trail to let him
pass. From reports, he will soon
have another big mining deal on
his hands. Rolling down the
mountain side we were soon at
Mission Pete's, where we hailed
the steamer Britannia and talked
the captain out of a free ride
home.
G. M. Downton, provincial land
surveyor, is now in the Bridge
river district, where he will be
occupied, for some time, in defining various boundaries for the
provincial government. His survey party consists of Messrs.
Swan, Baulger, Pringle, Ferris
and Barraclough. Providing there
be no insuperable difficulties in
the way of weather, Mr. Down-
ton hopes to return to town about
the middle of February.
ITEMS ABOUT TOWN.
Married.-At Fountain, B. C,
on 2nd inst., Evelyn Otis to B.
Gott, both of Lillooet.
There is a lull in the liquefied
hilarity of the town and a great
many men are sawing wood.
Preliminary work on the bridge
about to be constructed a short
distance below this town is now
in full swing.
Indian Agent Graham came up
from Lytton this week on business connected with his department.
Jack Hunt came in from Bridge
river the other day, proceeding to
Vancouver. Upon his return,
a second tunnel will be started on
the "Broken Hill" mine.
Passbook No. 38, for the sum
of $250, was lost in Lillooet on
Wednesday night. Finder will
please return same to the postmaster.
Geo. Bell is again on his own
"illahie" atTyauchton, where he
will remain until ,the toot of the
P. G.E. passenger train is first
heard at Mission mountain. In
company with Hamilton, he will
then make a trip to the coast.
C. E, Walker, after spending
about 5 months in the vicinity of
Sucker creek, developing some
mineral claims, passed through
Lillooet this week on his way to
Victoria, where he will remain
for the winter months.
If you are bothered with headaches, squint or cross-eye, or the
glasses you now wear are unsatisfactory, consult Dr. Kilburger,
specialist, who will be at the Excelsior Hotel on the 19th and 20th
inst.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hargreaves
with their two children, arrived
from Soda Creek on Wednesday
evening. After a short visit at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm,
Adams, they will take a three
months' trip'to England, leaving
the children with their grandparents.
The Clinton annual dance takes
place this evening, and, with a
slight intermission, will be kept
up until the morning of the 11th.
Nothing unusual this. For over
forty years Clinton has been noted
for the entertaining and prolonged nature of its holiday celebrations.
Heavy rains of the early part
of this week did considerable
damage to the cribbing at the
Big Slide, making that point
dangerous for heavy freighters.
Supt. Bell was soon on the spot
with a gang of men and repaired
damages.
According to old-timers, both
Indian and white—Lillooet has
never experienced a winter like
the present one. Up to the present time the coldest night experienced was 8 degrees of frost,
with practically no snowfall, and
warm, spring-like weather—so
much so that vegetation in some
gardens is almost bursting into
leaf.
Word reaches town that C. P.
Dam has almost completed his
wing-dam on the South Fork of
Bridge river, and that it will be
a solid piece of work and able
to turn any freshet on that
stream. Placer ground on the
South Fork is rich, and this dam
should enable the owners to make
a big clean-up in the spring.
ANOTHER PIONEER GONE.
Oldtimers of the interior of B.
C. are steadily passing into the
beyond, Cole McDonald, of the
12-Mile House, being the last to
disappear, death claiming him on
the morning of 7th inst.
Mr. McDonald was a prominent
and widely-known man throughout the upper country, and particularly so in the Cariboo district,
where he had long been in business. Coming to B. C. from the
Maritime Provinces in 1887, he
settled between Ashcroft and
Hat Creek, and lived there almost
continuously. Besides his widow
(formerly Miss Veasey) there
is a family of nine to mourn his
departure.
The immediate cause of Mr.
McDonald's death was heart failure, having been ill about a week.
He was fifty years of age.
ON THE LYTTON ROAD.
Married—At the Presbyterian
Manse at Ashcroft, on the 2nd
inst., Arthur Read, of Seattle, to
Miss Mary Fraser, of Yorkshire,
Eng. Miss Fraser has been staying with Mrs. Lochore at Rosebank since she came to B. C,
three months ago.
Frank Glover made a visit to
friends in Vancouver during the
holidays,
F. C. Jones, of the Half-way
House, is spending the holidays
with his family on Vancouver
Island.
The recent heavy rains have
made teaming a hard task on the
Lytton road. Drivers are using
language commensurate with the
situation.
Our old friend Arthur Martley
is rushing freight through in his
"all-red" caravans. In future,
red will be the color of the poetic
freighter's wagons. It helps to
brighten a cold and lonely perch
on the long haul between here
and   Lytton, if nothing else.
There is an indication of immediate work on a mining project near the Half-way House.
Placer is the nature of the work
projected, and there is good reason to believe that the venture
will meet with success.
Another station has been added
to the Bridge river telephone system—that of Elliott Hanson, just
the other side of Mission summit.
Hanson, with his feet cocked up
near a warm stove, is now in
touch with the outside world. He
is also connected up with the
other end of the line—Cadwallader creek—and can get daily reports of mining development in
that region. He is likewise in
touch with the South Fork where,
if everything is favorable, he will
hear from Dan Hamilton, and
probably hear of that gentleman's
recent trip to Lillooet, the many
friends he met, and the financial
cost thereof. Dan's opinion on
these matters is at least instructive. During the winter months
the Bridge river 'phone line will
be of much service to the residents in that section—socially
and otherwise.
Dr. Kilburger, eyesight specialist, representing the Toric Optical
Co., of Vancouver, will be at the
Excelsior Hotel on Monday and
Tuesday, Jan. 19th and 20th.
See notice on 4th page.
LILLOOET POLICE COURT.
Synopsis of cases tried before Magistrate Saul within the last week:—
Edward Olson, d.d., $10; Anderson,
supplying, $50; Matilda, drunk, $5; John
Hill, d.d., $10, Harden, d.d., 15 days;
AndrewWickland, d.d.,$10; JackDemp-
sey, $10; John Currie, supplying, six
months; Baptiste, Harry, and Abel,
drunk on a reserve, $10 each; P. Copeland, interdict, $20, Polair, drunk, $5;
Agnes (the original) drunk, $5; R.Ford,
$20; Willie Adolph, drunk on reserve,
$10; Nick Davis, theft, dismissed; Joe
Harry, drunk, $5; A. Armstrong, theft,
one month; Henry Johnson, d.d., $10;
John Doe, supplying, $50; G. Frank, d.,
$5; Susan and Lula, jolly maidens, $5
each; Antoine William and Big Louis,
Indian gents found drunk on a reserve,
$5 each; John Silverwood and E.Rundle,
d. d., $5 each; Fred Smith, resisting an
officer in the execution of his duty, six
months hard labor; H. Peters, supplying liquor to Indians, $50; Dan William,
Indian, having liquor in his possession,
$25, Jack Buckley, assault, dismissed;
Willie Thorn, Indian, drunk on reserve,
paid $10 for his fun.
Objection having been made
by the Secretary of State to any
incorporated company using the
title "Imperial," the express
company doing business under
that name, on the Cariboo road,
have decided to change the title
to that of the Inland Express
Co., Ltd., under which name it
has just been incorporated with a
capital of $50,000.
James T. Farmer arrived back
in Lillooet this week, after spending his Christmas holidays and a
few hundreds on the coast.
All kinds of fresh fruit at the
Dupras candy and lemonade parlor. Likewise, the very finest
brands of cigars by the box.
TAX NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, IN
accordance with the Statutes, that all
assessed taxes, income and school tax,
assessed and levied under the "Taxation
Act" and "Public Schools Act," are
due and payable on the 2nd day of January, 1914.
All taxes collectable for the Lillooet
Assessment District are due and payable
at my office, situate at Lillooet.
This notice, in terms of law, is equivalent to a personal demand by me upon
all persons for taxes.
Dated at Lillooet this 6th day of January, 1914.
CASPAR PHAIR,
Assessor and Tax Collector for the
Lillooet Assessment District.
Lillooet Postoffice.
LOST.
ABOUT SEPTEMBER FIFTEENTH
from the 132-Mile House, Cariboo road,
two bay geldings and one sorrel gelding
branded E on left shoulder. Thirty
dollars will be paid to the person deliv-
ing these horses at any of the company's
stations on the road.
J9
IMPERIAL EXPRESS CO.,
Ashcroft B. C.
Timber Sale X 146.
SEALED TENDERS will be received
by the Minister of Lands not later than
noon on the 15th day of January, 1914,
for the purchase of Licence X 146, to
cut 200 cords of cordwood on an area
adjoining P. R. 1686, Cariboo.
Two years will be allowed for the
removal of the timber.
Particulars of the Chief Forester,
Victoria, B. C.
'
l THE PROSPECTOR
THE  PROSPECTOR.
Published to promote the Welfare
of the Lillooet District.
R. A. Hume. Manager.
JANUARY 9. 1914.
RESOURCES OF LILLOOET.
We clip the following from an
article in the Week, describing
Lillooet district: "From the Gang
Ranch down to the Empire Valley
the finest stock-raising country
in Canada is to be found. Bunch
grass grows in great abundance,
and no artificial winter feed is
apparently necessary. A large
portion of this district has been
purchased, but there remain
many thousands of acres which
are of equal value for stock-
raising. The flats overlooking
the Fraser river on to which
water for irrigation could be
bought at a cost within the means
of individual settlers has been
taken up, and heavy crops of
alfalfa, oats, wheat and corn are
grown. Very little advantage of
the stock-raising possibility has
been taken, either by purchasers
or settlers. In the Gang Ranch
country Empire Valley, Crow's
Bar, French Creek, there are
many thousands of acres of the
finest bunch grass range unappropriated. There are meadows
and fiats, on which the hay to
provide winter feed if necessary
can be obtained in sufficient quantities for any reasonable number
of stock. Investigation showed
conclusively that in the range
country practically no winter
feed has been required for the
last four years, although hay had
been grown and cut by every
holder of either flats or meadows
the stacks for each of the last
four years remain practically untouched. There are large tracts
of valuable bunch grass range
land of highest feeding quality
for raising both cattle and sheep,
and on the side of the Fraser
river, around Crow's Bar, French
Bar, Lone Cabin Creek, down to
Leon Creek, while at the same
time there are numerous flats
overlooking the river which could
be irrigated and turned into valuable crop-producing areas. Some
few of these flats have been
taken, and water conveyed thereon by individual settlers, but
only in spots where water is somewhat easily and readily available.
The proposition of government
irrigation of this extremely valuable portion of the country is
well worth serious consideration;
a very considerable portion of
these flats could be sufficiently
watered to obtain the best possible results, and the government
amply reimbursed in the shape
of payment by settlers for the
use of water. It is practically
impossible for any pre-emptor,
even with the additional inducement of right to free range for,
say, 100 to 500 head of cattle, to
take up the cost of an irrigation
ditch. The present settlers probably have sole right to use water
from the creeks, which, if properly ditched at a higher or even
equal level, would serve to irrigate a large additional area. This
district is easily accessible, there
being a good wagon road through
the greater portion of it, and the
railway which is now being constructed on the east bank of the
Fraser will very shortly run
the entire length of this valley.
This part of the country, with its
equable climate, its proximity to
the coast ports, and its accessibility from the main C.P.R. line,
would be more rapidly settled up
and prove of more value to the
government than any other portion of the interior of B.C. if the
government provided in the first
place funds for irrigation."
UNHAPPY MEXICO.
That the people of Mexico who
are at each other's throats have
no idea of what they are fighting
for, and that there are no principles at stake in the present war,
is the view put forward by the
correspondent of an English news
paper who has been in both camps
and has given some time to the
investigation of affairs in Mexico.
He says that undoubtedly there
are great wrongs, but he doubts
if any issue of the present struggle will remove them. The land
is in the hands of too few people,
which is to say that wealth is too
unequally distributed. Illiteracy
is the rule; the exactions of the
church are intolerably heavy;
men are arrested without warrant and imprisoned without a
trial; graft is rampant. He does
not believe that the Constitutionalists will be able to remedy these
great wrongs, for they are fanatics, not practical statesmen,
and would likely set their eyeson
some unattainable socialistic ideal
instead of grappling with immediate' evils. Mexico requires
a dictator, one strong man who
will take the affairs of the country in hand as did Diaz when
conditions were even worse, the
Mexicans being now, as then,
unfit to govern themselves. The
point the correspondent overlooks
is that the evils that have grown
to be intolerable in Mexico today
were developed under the Diaz
regime. As long as one strong
man was at the head of affairs
the outside world knew little of
the misery of the people, but it
was as bad then as it is now.
That the people had long suffered
injustice is proved by the fact
that they overthrew their grand
old man, made him flee the country, and choose an absolutely untried leader in the person of Madero. The remark that the people
were unfitted for self-government
recalls the observation made by
Sir John Russell, who said that
whenever he was asked if a people were fit to govern themselves
he always asked in return: "Is
any man fit to be a dictator?"
The battle-cruiser Tiger, the
'mystery-ship' of Great Britain,
was launched at the Clydebank
Shipbuilding Works last week.
The details of this vessel have
been strictly guarded, but it is
known that she will have the unprecedented horsepower of 100,-
000, and is calculated to develop
a speed far in excess of that of
any other naval vessel afloat.
HOUSE
OF
HOB8ERLIN
LIMITED
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BROPHY BROS.
Gents'
Furnishings.
Boots & Shoes.
Shoe Repairing
I    Agents for House of Hobberlin
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BANK OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA
Established 1836
Head Office,   -   -   Montreal
SAV1N G H    13 K P A RT MB N T
Accounts opened   for   sums of One Dollar- ar.d   upward.
Current Accounts
Issue cheques and have paid cheques returned for receipts
Collections made in all parts of the Worlu
Travelers' Cheques issued, payable anywhere
A General Banking Business conducted
A. B. GREIG,   Manager      -    -     Lillooet Branch
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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 sixteen 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 1000 acre
feet capacity, built about 20 miles from
mouth of said creek, will be used for
irrigatiou purposes as authorized by
Water Record No. 171, on the land
described as 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.
Applicant.
By F. J. Fulton, Agent. d26
Water Notice
Application for a License 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
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'
inches.
8. This notice was posted on the
ground on the 25th day of November,
1913.
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.
FRANCIS GOTT,
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
Gott.
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. 1758.
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,
1913.
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.
FRANCIS GOTT,
d26 Applicant.
WATER  ACT.
Notice of Filing of Petition for
Approval of Undertaking.
NOTICE is hereby given, pursuant to
Sections 75, 89 and 90 of the Water Act,
that the Nairn Falls Power Company,
Limited, has filed with the Comptroller
of Water Rights petition for the approval of the Honorable the Minister of
Lands, of the undertaking of the said
Company for the utilization of water
from Green River, Lillooet District,
under Grant of Water Right for power
purposes numbered 123.
A copy of said petition and the plans
and exhibits for the approval of the
undertaking as required by Section 89,
is on file in the office of the Water
Recorder at Vancouver and in the office
of the Water Recorder at Clinton.
Dated at Vancouver, B. C, this 27t.h
day of November, 1913.
The Naikn Falls Power Co., Ltd.
d5
A. McEvoy, Secretary. THE PROSPECTOR
HOTEL VICTORIA.
Fifty-five well-furnished rooms. Hot and cold baths
Excellent table. First class bar. Large sample room
HEADQUARTERS FOR TOURISTS, MINERS and COMMERCIAL MEN
Two autos on request from Lytton or Ashcroft
Headquarters for Lytton-Lillooet stage line. Stage
meets Seton Lake boat. Rigs furnished on demand.
RATES: $1.50 per day and up. By month $35 and up. Meals, 21 for $9.00
Lillooet, B. C. ~~
EXCELSIOR HOTEL
W.   J.  Abercrombie,   Proprietor
A First-Class Table.
WINES, LIQUORS, AND THE BEST OF CIGARS
STEAMER   BRITANNIA
REGULAR Trips up Seton Lake every
Day.
Convenient for all passengers to Mission,
Bridge River, Short Portage, Anderson Lake,
MoGillvray Creek and the Pemberton country
Leaves, 8.00 a. ip.    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.
LEST YOU FORGET
Lillooet to Lytton
IN EASE AND COMFORT
by AUTO STAGE.
Experienced Driver.
Reasonable Charges.
Apply WALTER C. KEEBLE, - LYTTON, B. C.
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, ]2, 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,
B.C.
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.
Applicant.
By F. J. Fulton, Agent.      d26
Drainage, Dyking and Irrigation
Act, 1913.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN IN
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.
P. GARIGAN
General
Merchandise
Miners'
Supplies
Etc., Etc., Etc.
Pavilion, - B. C.
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.	
WO HING
GENERAL
MERCHANT
NEW STOCK OF
FALL GOODS!
FIRST-CLASS QUALITY.
REASONABLE   PRICES.
Groceries,
Hardware,
Clothing,
Footwear,
Dry Goods,
Camp Supplies,
Fancy Goods,
Notions.
Lillooet, B. C.	
Globe..
Restaurant
Lillooet, B. C.
HIGH CLASS MEALS
REASONABLE RATES
Open all Night
LEE BROS, -  Proprietors
GRASSIE
Pioneer Watchmaker
and Jeweler
318 Cambie St.      Vancouver, B.C.
Orders by Mail Attended to.
Fine Watch Repairing a Specialty
James T. Farmer.
CONTRACTORS BUILDER
LILLOOET,   B. C.
Saddle Horses
Pack Horses,
Single and Double Rigs
for Hire.
LIGHT OR HEAVY
FREIGHTING.
Hunting Parties Furnished.
STEPHEN & J. RETASKET.
FEED STABLE
Horses and Rigs for Hire
Light and Heavy Draying
Express Delivery
EMMET DARCY,  Prop.
Bus Meets all Regular Boats
at Seaton Lake THE PROSPECTOR
JOTTINGS AROUND CLINTON
AN OLD-TIMER DEPARTS.
From our Regular Correspondent.
Miss Nellie Felker, of Lac La
Hache, is visiting Mrs. Young.
Miss Mary Smith left for Vancouver last week on receipt of
the news that her grandfather
was dangerously ill.
"Bob" Fraser is now back at
his old stand, the McDonald &
McGillivray store, having spent
the holidays at the Mound ranch,
a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Guy
Walker.
Mrs. Horan and May, who have
been staying with Mrs. Dougherty
at Maiden Creek, returned last
week, and will make Clinton
their home once more. Mr. Moran
has rented the cabin near the
McMillans, where they will reside.
The well-known old character
"The Duke of York," sped on
through Clinton, last Monday, on
his way north. He evidently
wishes to experience a little
touch of winter weather and has
to go farther north to get it.
The boys at last "got busy"
with the skating rink, overruling all objections, and have
now made a very creditable strip
of ice, which, however, still admits of considerable enlargement,
which will doubtless follow in
due course. • j
Some of the most enterprising
of our young men considered that j
the community would be enlightened by having a young men's I
club;    consequently,  a meeting j
was called and held, of all the
eligibles, at the "Ritchie Rooms"
on Christmas Eve.   Officers were
duly elected, and, considering the
"peaceful season," it was decided
to form a local Y.M.C.A.    However,  the club,  much enlarged,
met again at the same place on
New Year's Eve, and as a consideration of the "festal season," it
was decided to re-designate the
club the "Madhadian Club." The
meaning of the woi d has not yet
been discovered, but it has been
hinted that it can be described as
meaning the "Madhatters Club."
After the meeting an inaugural
banquet was held in the "ban-
quetting hall,"  attached to the
' 'Ritchie Rooms," where the New
Year was hailed in  with song,
feast   and   revelry.     Scots,  or
"Scotch" predominated; we are
not sure of the spelling of the
word, so put it both ways, and
trust the right meaning will be j
attached thereto.    Between the I
hours of 12 and 1:30 weird sounds
were heard throughout Clinton's
peaceful streets.    The club had
issued forth as a vocal band and
serenaded  various peaceful citizens   before   their   residences.
Considering the lateness of the
hour, to say nothing of the recent
banquet,  the   members  of  the
club are to be congratulated on
the excellent way in which they
kept tune.
With the last hours of the dying
year there passed away to his
rest one of the most honored and
esteemed old-timers of Lillooet
and Cariboo districts—Michael
Gillen—who died at St. Paul's
Hospital, Vancouver, on the last
day of the old year.
The late Mr. Gillen, who had
attained to a ripe old age—over
ninety years—leaves four daughters to mourn his loss, Mrs. J. E.
N. Smith and Mrs. James A.
Robertson of Clinton, Mrs. A.W.
Smith of Victoria, and Mrs. Eholt
of Bullion, B. C.
Mr. Gillen was born in County
Donegal, Ireland, and came to
America at an early age. For
many years he was actively engaged in steamboating on the
Mississippi, river, during those
exciting days of keen competition
amongst the rival steamboat companies for speed and business.
Many were the exciting tales he
told of the expedients captains
resorted to in order to get a little
more speed out of their vessels,
such as placing darkeys on the
safety-valve, etc.
But the far-distant cry of
"Gold! gold in Cariboo!" was
heard and answered by Mr. Gillen.
He came to this province in 1858,
and mined along the Fraser river
and as far north as Barkerville.
Giving up mining he turned to
ranching, locating on Pavilion
Mountain, where he remained
until eight years ago, when he
went to Vancouver to pass the
evening of his long and eventful
life.
NEW YEAR CELEBRATION.
OF CANADA
Money Orders
issued by the
Union Bank of Canada
can be conveniently secured,
safely forwarded, readily cashed,
and are inexpensive. Issued for
any sum up to $50.00, at a cost of
from 3c to 15c. Payable at any
branch of any Chartered Bank in
Canada, Yukon excepted, and
in the principal cities of the
United States.
LILLOOET BRANCH.
A. P. HUGHES, -        MANAGER.
New Year's Day passed very
quietly in Clinton, except for a
little excitement afforded by the
' 'Madhadian Club.'' During the
afternoon the club, anxious to
obtain the co-operation of the
fair sex in their endeavors to advance the welfare of the community, decided that a sleighing party
made up of Clinton's "braw lads
and bonnie lassies" would be a
good way to follow up the inaugural banquet. The party left
amidst great exultation, but dire
mishap was in store for them.
While gaily spinning down a hill
the horses and sleigh parted company in some mysterious manner
—whether by accident or design,
who can tell. One of the guests,
who held the reins, managed to
keep both team and sleigh
together for a time, but it was
not long before the horses "took
the high road" and the sleigh
"took the low road," and the
"horses got to Clinton before
them." Unfortunately the sleigh
took umbrage at a stump, and
the occupants had some fine aero-
planing. Fortunately, no one
was seriously hurt, to mar an
otherwise pleasant evening. The
party returned home merrily in
due course. It is hoped the
"Madhadian Club" will provide
many more such pleasant excursions, but on the understanding
that aeroplaning be left severely
alone.     	
EMPIRE VALLEY RANCH CASE.
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SAMUEL GIBBS
NOTARY PUBLIC
Lands, Mines, Insurance and Collections
Mining business in all branches
a specialty.   Farms for
sale or lease.
Lillooet,  - British Columbia
Coming! Coming
URGER,
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SPECIALIST,
REPRESENTING-
TheToricOpticalCo.
Eye Examiners and Makers of Quality Glasses, 131 Hastings
Street, West, Vancouver, B. C, will be in Lillooet MONDAY
and TUESDAY, January 19th and 20th, and will be pleased to
have persons with defective eyesight call and consult him.
Eyeglasses, Spectacles and Artificial Eyes fitted at a reasonable
charge.    Satisfaction guaranteed absolutely on all work done.
AT THE EXCELSIOR HOTEL.   HOURS-9 a. m. to 6 p. m.
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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
Western Canadian Ranching Company.
2. The address of the applicant is
Gang Ranch, B. C.
3. The stream is unnamed, has its
source in the hills, and flows in a southerly direction, and empties into Kelly
Lake.
The water is to be diverted from the
stream on the N. E. side of Lot 9, G. I,
Lillooet.
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: Lot 9,
Group One, Lillooet District.
7. The quantity of water applied for
is as follows: One hundred miners'
inches.
8. This notice was posted on the
ground on the 24th day of December,
1913.
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.
Western Canadian Ranching Co.,
Applicant.
j9 By F. J. Fulton, Agent.
The Chief Justice has rendered
a decision in the dispute between
John and Anthony Bishop. The
trouble   was   of long standing,
Judgment for the plaintiff, John
Bishop, declaring that a partnership had existed between
his brother Anthony and himself
in the 7000 acres comprising the
Empire Valley Ranch in Lillooet,
was given by Chief Justice Hunter in the Supreme Court last
week. Reference was made to
the registrar for an accounting
and for decision of the question
as to whether there should be a
partition or a sale of the lands.
This case is of interest to a
large number of old-timers in this
district. The Empire Valley
Ranch is, perhaps, the most
famous old homestead in British
Columbia. It is a splendid
stretch of valuable grazing land
situated in the vicinity of Churn
Creek.
Mr. Douglas Armour appeared
for the plaintiff in the action,
while the defence was advanced
by Mr. Leo Buchanan. The action was several days at trial.
WATER ACT.
Notice  of  Application  for the
Approval of Works.
TAKE NOTICE that the Shuswap
& Lillooet Fruitlands, Limited, win
apply to the Comptroller of Water
Rights for the approval of the plans of
the works to be constructed for the
utilization of the water from Fourteen
Mile Creek, which the applicant is by
Water Right No. 533 authorized to take,
store, and use  for irrigation purposes.
The plans and particulars required by
subsection (1) of section 70 of the
"Water Act" as amended have been
filed with the Comptroller of Water
Rights at Victoria and with the Water
Recorder at Clinton, B. C.
Objections to the application maybe
filed with the Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria.
Dated at Notch Hill this 30th day of
December, 1913.
The Shuswap & Lillooet
Fruitlands,  Limited.
Walter S. Mitchell,
Managing Director,
j9 Agent for the Applicant.
Timber Sale X145.
SEALED TENDERS will be received
by the Minister of Lands not later than
noon on the 15th day of January, 1914,
for the purchase of Licence X 145, to
cut 200 cords of cordwood on an area
situated south-west of Lot 3100, Cariboo, B. C.
One year will be allowed for the removal of the timber.
Particulars of the Chief Forester,
Victoria, B. C.
NOTICE.
The Anderson Lake Mining and
Milling Company, Ltd., Head
Office, Lillooet, B. C.
THE ANNUAL General Meeting of
the shareholders of the Anderson Lake
Mining & Milling Co., Limited, will be
held in the head office of the Company
at Lillooet, B. C, on Monday evening,
the 26th day of January, 1914, at the
hour of 8 o'clock.
Dated January 5, 1914.
SAMUEL GIBBS, Sec.
ACKERS & SHERWOOD,
LILLOOET, B. C
BLACKSMITHS
HORSESHOEING
A SPECIALTY.
Heavy and Light Wagons
Repaired at Moderate Cost,
6 and all Work Guaranteed.
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