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 THE PROSPECTOR
VOL. 3, NO. 24
LILLOOET,   B. C, FRIDAY,  APRIL 3, 1914.
$2 PER YEAR
DETERMINED SUICIDE
About a month ago a Swede named
John H. Sandin came to town for a little
recreation.    He had been employed in
one of the railroad construction camps
near Lillooet, and had a little money
saved up, in consequence of which he
found many friends, and in the end got
gloriously drunk.     He was enticed into
a secluded spot by three of his drinking
chums, who promptly beat him into insensibility, and when he recovered consciousness found that his pockets were
empty and his head in a badly damaged,
condition.     One man was a*refted<fer j
this crime, was committed^ arty'reTraw*"^
awaiting trial, the otherswscaping cap'
ture. With his head bandwed up Si^dln,
stayed ar6und town for a lew days, but
the poor fellow was penniless land he
finally went to work again onjjre^line.
But the work now seemed haroN$ him,
and he became despondent, and fi
he disappeared from the camp alto
gether, leaving his effects behind
search for him was made, without avail.
Last Monday   some  boys  out rabbit
hunting near 6-Mile point found him
hanging to a tree a short distance off
the wagon road.  The police were notified and constable Baker- proceeded to
the scene and secured what evidence it
was possible to obtain.   At the inquest
held Tuesday evening, he testified
follows;
"Went up the Ashcroft road a little
above the mouth of Bridge River, and
found deceased hanging from the limb
of a tree by a piece of wire. The distance from the loop of the wire around
his neck to the limb of the tree was
about 15 inches. His toes were resting
on the ground. About two feet from
the ground there was a limb oft the tree
that he was hanging from, -with the
bark rubbed off, showing that he had
stood on the branch and slipped off
when he had the wire around his neck.
The limb that he was hanging from
was about 6 feet 4 inches from the
ground. I recognized deceased as John
H. Sandin, who laid an information
against Gus Anderson, at Lillooet, on
Feb. 24, last, for robbery with violence.
On Feb. 27 Gus Anderson was committed for trial on this charge. About the
1st March I met deceased at Lillooet,
when he asked me if it was possible to
withdraw the charge against Anderson.
Upon receiving a negative reply, he
seemed depressed and said that he was
sorry that he had said anything about
the robbery. I saw deceased drunk at
Lillooet on the day of the alleged robbery. There were no marks of any
struggle near where the body was
found."
After the evidence of Dr. H.A.Christie, who had examined the body, the
coroner's jury brought in the following
verdict:
"That deceased, John H. Sandin,
came to his death on or about March 3,
1914, near 6-Mile point on the Lillooet-
Clinton wagon road, in Lillooet district,
by hanging by the neck,'and the jury
concludes, from the evidence, that
deceased committed suicide."
Geo. White, a railroad laborer well
known around town, was taken suddenly
ill last week and died in the railway
hospital at Pavilion within twenty-four
hours. Pneumonia was the cause. The
body was interred in the Lillooet cemetery last Monday.
Frank Barrieau, champion welterweight pugilist of Canada, who appears
in a contest tomorrow night with Bob
Bracken, will arrive in Lillooet this afternoon, accompanied by A. G. Halstead,
his manager.	
An up-to-date moving picture show
will in future be the main feature in the
programme of events in Lillooet's new
opera house.
Saturday Night's
Fistic Argument.
BRIDGE RIVER MINES.
(bob bracken)
The coming contest tomorrow night between Bob Bracken and Frank Barrieau, welter-weight
champion of Canada, ia now almost the sole topic of conversation. Each boy has a host of admirers,
and the arguments as to the merits of both are many. Bob Bracken, who is training at the Victoria
Hotel gym, while confident of his ability to drop Barrieau inside the time limit, also realizes that he
ie going against the toughest proposition of his career when he steps inside the squared arena with
the Vancouver favorite. Bracken, who has been the sparring partner of Freddie Welsh, Ad Wolgast
and Frank Mantell. admits that Barrieau is one of the bast two-handed fighters in the world today,
but feels confident that he can land that terrific right cross that has brought so many middle weights
and several aspiring heavy weights to grief. It is needless to speak of Bartieau's condition, as he
is always in the beat of shape; when he arrives heie today it will be as an athlete trained to the minute,
as he is aware of Bracken's terrific battles with Fritz Ho"»nd,
Billy Weeks. Oscar Mortimer,   Gil
_           The referee  will be selected at the
ringside from among citizens of Lillooet who thoroughly understand the rules of boxing. In all probability the inhabitants of this town will never again have an opportunity to see a high-class boxing
contest-
Martin, and Roy George, and will not under-eitimate his man.
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-as this is sure to be—without the expense of a trip to the larger cities.
A GREAT MINE.
Lillooet Prospector:
VANCOUVER, B. C, April 3, 1914.
99
The last assay of the "Broken Hill
mine shows eightv-four dollars in gold
and silver. *       JOHN HUNT.
ITEMS ABOUT TOWN.
There will be a large audience at the
Barrieau-Bracken contest tomorrow
night.
Mr. John Mohr, from the 21-Mile ranch
on the Lytton road, was on a business
visit to town this week.
Mat Anderson is the latest arrival
from the South Fork. He reports the
wingdam on the Golden Dream placer
mine to be a perfect success.
Mr. J. M. Williams, superintendent
of the McGillivray Creek Mountain
Mines, arrived in town last Wednesday
and proceeded to McGillivray Creek the
following day.
Target practice on the new rifle
range was started this week, and from
now on a good pastime is open to the
man with a few leisure hours. The
range is only ten minutes' walk from
the center of town.
Mr. J. Russel, game warden of this
district, dropped into our little den yesterday and notified us that he had been
requested to send in his resignation. Of
course this request was immediately
attended to, but, so far, Joe has been
unable to ascertain the reason. He
realizes tha- quite a number of applicants are trying to supplant him, but
fails to see where there ia just cause
for his dismissal.
J. Z. Lajoie, a man who has some
extensive interests in the Bridge River
country, arrived in Lillooet on Saturday, accompanied by a party of eight
men, who will help him develop some
mineral and other properties extended
along the Bridge River valley. They
brought some fine horses and a wagon
load of camp goods.   Mr. Lajoie states
that in about a couple of weeks' time
the public will be made aware of the
extent of his contemplated development
work. On Tuesday the entire party
proceeded on to Bridge River.
April 1st passed without any serious
mishap, although that date in former
days of Lillooet was serious to some.
These practical jokes were quite often
accompanied with disaster—financial and
physical— but the meanest of them all
was perpetrated on a very respectable
old gentleman of this town. It was in
Joe Martin's reign—sometime in '99—
when this old gentleman received what
purported to be an official document from
the Parliament buildings, Victoria, B. C.,
notifying him of his appointment as
Stipendiary Magistrate for the Lillooet
District, and on the strength of th s
supposed appointment, he went to considerable expense in the purchase of
garments befitting a "tyhee" official.
Finding that the Government Gazette
did not confirm the appointment he
went to the local government agency to
demand an explanation, when his attention was called to the date of his appointment. He was mad clean through
and no doubt will get mad some more
when he sees that we have again referred to the subject.
Amalgamation of the big mining undertakings in the Bridge River district
is proposed by a deal which now is pending with English capitalists, according
to information just received in mining
circles. Although full particulars are
not available at present, it is said that
negotiations are well advanced, and
within a few weeks gratifying news of
the backing of the big deal by English
money will be received in this town.
Mr. E. C. Semmens, a representative
of the Wilfley Company, has returned
from London, and is at present in Vancouver. In connection with the persistent expression of opinion that Vancouver is about to experience a revival of
interest in the mining industry, the establishment there of the Wilfley Company is considered by mining men to be
particularly significant. The name of
"Wilfley" has for two generations been
known wherever any attempt was made
to save the finer concentrates below
the jigs and plates in both stamp and
concentrating mills, and that they have
decided to extend their operations to
the British Columbia field is taken as
complimentary to the mineral resources
of this province. Mr. Semmens has
put in one season examining properties
here. Last fall he went to England,
after making provisional arrangements
for the amalgamation of most of the
gold-producing properties in the Bridge
River district. At the present time he
is assembling the material for a complete cyanide plant, which will be ready
to ship to Bridge River in the course of
a few days, and will be in operation
during the coming summer.
While  refusing to say,  specifically,
the properties which will be affected by
the big amalgamation scheme which he
has in hand, Mr. Semmens states that
the deal is completed, and that the details would shortly be made.   English
capital is involved, and during his stay
in England he received assurances of
sufficient funds to not only carry through
his proposition, but for other legitimate
mining investments in this province.
The reasons for  the collapse of the
Whittaker Wright promotions, which
gave this province  a black eye in the
British market for a time,  now are
thoroughly understood, and the province
stands higher than ever in the estimation of the British investor.
It is expected that the coming season
will witness the most active work ever
done in the Bridge River district, and
that this activity will act as a stimulus
for the entire province.
FOR
PIANO
TION.
SALE,  CHEAP,  DOMINION
IN  FIRST-CLASS   CONDI-
WILL DELIVER IN TOWN
OF LILLOOET.
Alex. Lochore,
Rosebank Farm,
Lytton, B. C.
A citizen seven years in arrears
for his country paper, who had
never had a good word to say for
the editor, and who was always
opposed to public improvements,
was dying. "How do you feel?"
asked the editor, who was on
hand to write the obituary. "All
looks bright before me," gasped
the dying man. ' 'I thought so,''
returned the editor, "you'll see
the blaze in about ten minutes."
Agents wanted to sell fruit,
shade and ornamental trees and
small fruit plants. Apply Royal
Nurseries Ltd., 710 Dominion
Bldg., Vancouver, British Columbia.
FOR SALE.
RUDGE WHITWORTH BICYCLE,
in splendid condition, cheap.
CORKETT,
Govt, office, Lillooet. THE PROSPECTOR
THE  PROSPECTOR.
Published in the interests of Lillooet District.
R. A. Hume, Manager.
APRIL 3.   1914.
PLACER MINING.
There is considerable placer
mining ground on Cayoosh Creek,
between Gold Basin and the
Golden Cache mine, and some
prospectors claim to have found
payable gravel above, and also on
some of the side streams.
There is always one advantage
possessed by the placer miner: if
he has payable dirt he does not
need a great amount of capital to
develop his property, and does
not need heavy machinery except
in hydraulic work, and he can
effect his own clean-up in short
order. Seeing the increasing
difficulty of interesting capital in
mining prospects, this is a great
advantage. Besides gold, there
is also the possibility of discovering platinum, besides other minerals of value, and it is a sure
thing that they will never be discovered if they are not looked for.
As there is a possibility with
the increased influx of people and
the unpleasant fact that there is
not the amount of work going on
that was the case a few years
ago, men who of recent years
have worked for wages and quit
prospecting for a time, will possibly find themselves at leisure
before this summer is ended, and
such men who have had considerable experience in the past would
do well if they propose once more
to that ancient and honorable
calling and consider the advisability of trying their hands at
placer mining, rather than go
after the source from whence the
gold came—the rock—which will
take considerable expense to develop, and ultimately a hunt for
the capitalist willing to take an
option on it.
Seeing the number of claims
that have been taken up, money
expended on them and ultimately
abandoned at a complete loss to
the owner, there is a great deal
to be said for placer mining, for
the man who is prepared to work,
though the wildcatter who wishes
to dispose of real estate by the
working of his jaws—with the
addition of plenty of gall—may
think otherwise.
While wishing all luck to the
prospector for quartz, it is always
necessary to point out that the
holding up of one or more—in
some cases many more—claims,
is quite a source of expense to a
poor man, and in event of illness
or some other source of expense,
frequently of considerable loss.
As to quartz prospecting on Cayoosh Creek, there is no doubt of
there being lots of quartz up in
that country, as the gravel is full
of rich "float." There are a number of companies holding crown-
granted property, but at present
they are all idle, the owners just
keeping their taxes paid up.
In considering the question of
mining, there is no doubt that
there is a considerable element of
risk, but owing to many claims
being floated on the stock exchange there is frequently more
money both made and lost gambling in mining stocks than there
is in mining ore, but in the event
of losses the mining of ore always
gets the abuse. For this and
other reasons capital is not as obtainable as formerly, and for the
man who wants to work and get
something for it, placer prospecting is recommended.
OF CANADA
Significant Progress
The figures below show more
impressively than words the
progress which the Union Bank
of Canada is making. Consider
them carefully.
Paid-up
Cupiul.
Bewrve.
Total
A»Ktl.
DepoAlts
1910
1,000.000
2,482,638
17,455,827
37,409,681
1*11
1,914,120
8,129.085
61,131,822
16,232,460
1912
6,000,000
3,375,483
69,408,227
55,643,353
1913
6,000,000
3,400,000
80,766,632
64,595,288
A. P
LILLOOET BRANCH.
HUGHES,        -       MANAGER.
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Timber Sale X 156.
SEALED TENDERS will be received
by the Minister of Lands not later than
noon on the 15th day of April, 1914,
for the purchase of Licence X 156, to
cut 75,000 feet of merchantable Douglas
Fir on an area of land in the vicinity of
P. R. 2218, near Kelly Lake, Lillooet
District.
One year will be allowed for the removal of the timber.
Further particulars of H. R. Mac-
Millan, Chief Forester, Victoria, B. C.
Timber Sale X 165.
SEALED TENDERS will be received
by the Minister of Lands not later than
noon on the 14th day of April, 1914,
for the purchase of Licence X 165, to
cut 6,000 Railway Ties on an area of
land situated in the vicinity of Lot 1548,
Pemberton Portage, Lillooet District.
One year will be allowed for the removal of the timber.
Particulars of the Chief Forester,
Victoria, B. C.
FOR  RENT.
SMALL COTTAGE in center of town
partially furnished, stove, bedding, etc.,
suitable for a couple of bachelors.
For particulars, enquire at
Prospector Office.
P. GARIGAN
General
Merchandise
Miners'
Supplies
Etc., Etc., Etc.
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Pavilion, - B. C.
C A. PHAIR
Lillooet, B. C.
General
Merchant
Hardware,
Groceries,
Fishing Tackle,
S. W. Paints,
Eastman Kodaks,
Glass,
Mens' Furnishings,
Stationery,
Photo Supplies,
Na-Dru-Co. Drugs,
Singer Sewing Machine
Edison Phonographs
Moore Lights.
Grocery
Department
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
CASH
ONLY!
SAMUEL GIBBS
NOTARY PUBLIC
Lands, Mines, Insurance and Collections
Mining business in all branches
a specialty.   Farms for
sale or lease.
Lillooet,   - British Columbia
BLACKSMITHS
HORSE-SHOEING
A SPECIALTY.
Heavy and Light Wagons
Repaired at Moderate Cost, 1!
and all Work Guaranteed.
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Jj    G.   M. DOWNTON    •"
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jjB. C. Land Surveyor ja
ii Surveys handled in all H
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{j Surveying a specialty. Rj
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Headquarters for Mining Men
Free Bus Meets All
Boats and Trains!
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Commercial Hotel
L. H. Clement, Prop
Guest Comfort is My Motto
Corner Hastings and
Cambie Streets
Vancouver, B. C.
American and European Plan
GRASSIE
Pioneer Watchmaker
and Jeweler
318 Cambie St.      Vancouver, B.C.
Orders by Mail Attended to.
Fine Watch Repairing a Specialty
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
WATER ACT.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR THE
APPROVAL OF PLANS AND PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF
UNDERTAKING.
TAKE NOTICE that Bridge River
Power Company, Limited, will 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 Bridge River, which the
applicant is by Water Permit No. 102,
authorized to take and use for power
purposes.
Petition for approval of the undertaking will also be made to the Honorable
the Minister of Lands.
The plans and particulars required by
Sub-section (1) of Section 70 of the
''Water Act" as amended, and the petition and plans for approval of undertaking, as required by Section 89, have
been filed with the Comptroller of Water
Rights at Victoria, ana with the Water
Recorders at Clinton, Vancouver and
New Westminster.
Objections to the application may be
filed with the Comptroller of Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria.
Dated at Vancouver, B. C, this 26th
day of February, 1914.
Bridge River Power Company,
Limited,
mhl3 Applicant.
Pacific Great Eastern
Railway.
PUBLIC NOTICE AS REQUIRED
by Section 50 of the British Columbia
Railway Act is hereby given that there
has been deposited in the Land Registry
Office, plan, profile and book of reference of the location of the Pacific Great
Eastern Railway in the District of Lillooet from Mile 0 to Mile 20, and from
M;le 20 to Mile37.5S, Horse Lake Summit, South, as sanctioned by the Minister of Railways under Section 18 of the
R9.1Q A.(*t
Dated this 21st day of March, 1914.
D'ARCY TATE,
General Counsel.
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 Charles
Donald Grant Mackinnon.
2. The address of the applicant is
Fountain Ranch, B. C.
3. The name of the stream is an unnamed spring. The spring has its
source on P. R. 2012, flows in a Northeasterly direction, and sinks into the
ground about 10 yards from source.
4. The water is to be diverted from
the spring on the West side, at the
spring.
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.
2012.
7. The quantity of water applied for
is as follows: One cubic foot.
8. This notice was posted on the
ground on the 23d day of February,
1914.
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.
Chas. Donald Grant Mackinnon,
Applicant.
By Samuel Gibbs, Agent. f27
Lillooet Auto Car Co.
J. H. Kriege. C. B. Clear
Expert Machinists
and Fitters.
Lillooet District Hospital Society.
THE ANNUAL General Meeting of
the memters of the above society will
be held on FRIDAY, APRIL J7, next,
at the office of the Bank of British
North America, Lillooet, at 8 o'clock,
p. m.    By order of the Directors,
A. B. GREIG, Hon. Sec.
Lillocet, B. C. March 26, 1914.
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.
James T. Farmer.
CONTRACTORS BUILDER
LILLOOET,   B.  C.
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JOB PRINTING.
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WHEN     YOU    WANT
JOB PRINTING
THE   BETTER    KIND
Delivered    When    Promised
and Correct When Delivered
The Prospector,
Lillooet. B. C.
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SEEDS!
OUR SPRING STOCK is now complete and we are
now ready to take care of your order for spring sowing
of Timothy, Clover, Alfalfa, and all field seeds which
are tested in our own warehouse. We carry a full line
' of Fruit and Ornamental stock, Bee Supplies, Fertilizers and all garden requisits.   Catalogue for asking.
The Henry Seed House
A. R. MacDougall, Prop.
524KINGSWAY,     -    -    -     VANCOUVER, B. C.
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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 REST OF CIGARS
J.M. Mackinnon, BROKER, Vancouver,!*. 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.
WO HING
NEW STOCK OF
SPRING GOODS!
Groceries,
Hardware,
Clothing,
Footwear,
Dry Goods,
Camp Supplies,
Fancy Goods,
Notions.
Lillooet, B. C.
Saddle Horses
Pack Horses,
Single and Double Rigs
for Hire.
LIGHT OR HEAVY
FREIGHTING,
Hunting Parties Furnished.
STEPHEN & J. RETASKET. THE PROSPECTOR
CLINTON HAPPENINGS.
From our Regular Correspondent.
Born—At Clinton, B. C, on
March 23, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Aiken, a son.
Mr. F. C. Henry, who has been
visiting in Vancouver for the past
few months, spent a few days in
Clinton this week on his way to
his old "hunting grounds" at 4
Mile Creek, 150-Mile House.
Malcolm McNiven was in town
last week on his way to Fort
Fraser, having spent the winter
at the coast. Mr. McNiven was
government road superintendent
at Fort George last year.
"Bob" Haney, the well-known
provincial bridge builder, was a
passenger from the south the
other day. Mr. Haney was on
his way to Quesnel.
Dr. Edgelow has been appointed coroner for this district.
Mr. R. G. McGusty left for 150-
Mile House, last week, to assume
his new duties at the government
office there.
A few days ago Clintonites received a rude shock in the form
of a light snowfall—so much for
the spring prophets—a bunch of
whom is still with us. Then
things went from bad to worse,
for shortly after the temperature
dropped to ten below zero. However, it was only for a night.
Pete LeBourdais is the Clinton
agent for the Inland Express Co.,
as far as express and transportation is concerned. Express matter is dealt with at the postoffice
building in place of the old B. C.
Express stand.
Mr. Joseph E. Smith is contemplating fencing a large portion of
his town property on the north of
Cariboo avenue. A goodly array
of healthy-looking posts at present mark the line of the projected
fence.
The "Empire Cafe" has now
entered the lists. This place of
eating holds forth on the right of
the John Davis pool room.
Johnnie Davis' pool room is
now in full swing. Two pool
tables occupy the main position,
while on one side is a cigar stand
with its various accompaniments.
Mr. R. Wilkie has opened up a
barber shop in the John Davis
building, taking up the left section. Mr. Wilkie is an old Clin-
tonite, having held down the bar-
bering business in the old Dominion Hotel in the days before the
fire.
Yet another rooming-house and
poolroom is in the early stages of
construction in town. This building, which is going up with extraordinary rapidity, is being erected
on leased ground just northeast
of the Clinton Hotel. The face
of old Clinton is changing fast.
"The Balkan" is the fashionable name attached to the new
rooming-house on the north-east
of this growing town.
"Hotel de Bum," so reads the
somewhat enlightening sign, in
large letters, on our principal
thoroughfare. This inspiring sign
greets you as you walk up the
street, and although it only
adorns a miserable Chinese shack
it makes you wonder what sort of
a place you are in. Doubtless the
interior of the "hotel" is less
pleasing than its exterior.
Mrs. John Pollard entertained
a large number of Clinton's young
people at a dance on Friday night.
During the early course of the
evening several rigs and wagons
were seen loading up with
merry young freight in its anticipation of the three mile moonlight
drive to the scene of festivities.
Perhaps Mr. Moon hid his face
several times during that journey;
who knows?
The Clinton Hotel will, in all
probability change hands once
more in the course of a few days.
James Kirkwood has for some
days been negotiating with Mr.
Wardellon behalf of Mr. Anthony
Ulrich, of Ashcroft, and it is expected that the deal will be finally
put through, shortly. It will be
remembered that Mr. Ulrich was
in Clinton a couple of months
ago with a view to purchasing the
hotel and ranch, but.no deal was
made at that time.
Mr. W. S. Mitchell, manager
of the Lillooet & Shuswap Fruitlands Company, paid a business
visit to Clinton this week.
Mr. Wm. H. H. Haskins, of
Springhouse, died at the age of
72, on February 19th last. Mr.
Haskins was one of the well-
known old-timers in that part of
the district.
Letters from veteran guides
and sportsmen in the Lillooet district, written to the provincial
game department, all agree that
this year is going to be a great
year for big game hunting in this
district. One writer, who has
been a guide for the past twelve
years, and a hunter in the province for thirty years, says:
"There are more young sheep and
deer here now than at any time
in my recollection. I never saw
so many deer as I did last November." Another guide who modestly says:  "I have been a guide
Inland Express Co.
(Limited)
Is now operating a full and efficient equipment
of Horse Stages and Sleighs
FROM ASHCROFT TO LILLOOET
And all Cariboo points, including
CARIBOO AND FORT GEORGE,
Carrying Royal Mail,
Passengers and Express,
MAIL STA.GES leave Ashcroft Monday and Friday, at 4 a.m.,
arriving at Lillooet same day, at 5:30 p. m.
RETURNING, leave Lillooet Tuesday and Saturday, at 4 a.m.,
arriving at Ashcroft same day, at 6 p. m.
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Established 1836
CAPITAL AND RESERVE, $7,750,000
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
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here for twenty-five years, so I
think I ought to know," states
that the deer, sheep and goats
have been increasing rapidly ever
since afforded protection by the
game laws, and are now more
plentiful than ever. The same
kind of reports have come in from
the district around Clinton. Along
with the glowing reports from
the guides have come letters
from big game hunters who are
planning to come to the province
in August to hunt. These are
principally from Great Britain
and the United States. They are
writing early in order to have the
department reserve guides for
them.     	
A Washington letter to a number of newspapers in the United
States, prints the following relative to the recent Timber Royalty
Bill passed at the last session of
the Legislature:
"The Canadian Province of
British Columbia is showing the
way to all other governments in
the matter of doing things for the
common people. The B. C. Legislature passed a law introduced by
the Minister of Lands, Hon. Wm.
R. Ross, which assures to the
citizens of that Province an income within ten years of three
millions of dollars a year from
royalties on publicly-owned timber. This Act, according to information which comes to interested public men in Washington,
does for publicly-owned timber
in British Columbia, what the
conservationists, under the leadership of Gifford Pinchot, have
been trying to secure for the
people of the United States in the
matter of the nation's water
powers. The Act retains in the
Provincial Government, for the
people, the fee simple title to all
timber lands; it permits the taking of timber claims one mile
! square at an annual rental of $120
| per claim, and for the payment
to the government of a stumpage
price which rises gradually with
the increased value of timber.
Under the old Act of 1905, the
stumpage price per thousand feet
was 50 cents. The new Act increases it to 75 cents a thousand
feet, effective in 1915, and provides that five years later there
will be added to the royalty price
25 per cent, of the increased value
of lumber at that time above a
minimum price of $18 per thousand; five years thereafter the
same thing will be done again,
the percentage taken by the government to increase gradually
from 25 to40 percent., the whole
arrangement covering a period of
about 40 years.
This means, first, that the
lumbermen get a reasonable profit out of their operations—the
government takes nothing unless
the price is above $18 a thousand.
It means further, that the government, the people, share in the
increased value of their timber.
It establishes a great profit-sharing, co-operative principle, in
which the government and the
timber operators are partners.
The government retains the title
to the land and the right to prescribe the way in which the timber shall be cut.
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