BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

Lillooet Prospector Jul 7, 1916

Item Metadata

Download

Media
proslill-1.0212197.pdf
Metadata
JSON: proslill-1.0212197.json
JSON-LD: proslill-1.0212197-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): proslill-1.0212197-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: proslill-1.0212197-rdf.json
Turtle: proslill-1.0212197-turtle.txt
N-Triples: proslill-1.0212197-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: proslill-1.0212197-source.json
Full Text
proslill-1.0212197-fulltext.txt
Citation
proslill-1.0212197.ris

Full Text

Array ■
LILLOOET PROSPECTOR
I
VOL.'/, NO. 36
LILLOOET,  B. C, FRIDAY, JULY 7, 1916.
$2 PER YEAR
BIG CELEBRATION
WAS A SUCCESS
Large Crowd Enjoyed the Horse Races
and Other Sports in Lillooet
on July 1st and 3rd
Despite the war and the consequent scarcity of money, the Dominion Day celebration in Lillooet
on Saturday and Monday, July
1st and 3rd, was a big success.
We were favoured with fine
weather on both days and the
crowd, while not as large as on
some former similar occasions,
thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Friday afternoon and early Saturday people began to flock in
from near and far and by the
time the races commenced in the
afternoon the street was lined
with spectators, all out for a good
time. Mr. J. S. Bell opened the
proceedings with a neat little
speech, and the show was on.
The horse races were not as
evenly contested as might be desired, but there were some close
finishes. That fine racehorse*
Siscus, owned by James Dickey,
was in perfect shape, owing to
the good handling of Trainer J.
Ross, and had no difficulty in
carrying off the Lillooet Stakes,a
half-mile event, winning both
heats in rather handy fashion.
W. Kane's Platinum was second.
Rennie, a three-year-old colt
owned by Nelson Porter, made
the early running, but the distance was too long for her. This
animal has lots of speed, and with
proper care, and handling will
make the best of them hustle in
another yea"r.
Red Wing and Romeo, owned
by Willie Frank, won first and
second money in the Bridge River
Stakes. The Consolation Race
was the best on the programme,
only about six inches separating
the two horses at the finish. Joe,
owned by Nelson Porter, was first
under the wire, with Ginger, a
Lytton horse, second. The other events also created a great
deal of interest.
Mr. Joe Russell, starter, and
the judges, Messrs. A. F. Hautier, A. McQueen and McGee, all
gave good satisfaction.
A good programme of children's
races was carried out on Saturday
and Monday, which was much
enjoyed by the younger folks.
The foot-races on Monday evening attracted quite a crowd and
there was consiberable rivalry
among the friends of the contesting parties. B. Beloud was
thought to have a chance for first
place in the 100-yard dash, but
had to give way to J. Supon, of
Lytton, who was an easy first,
Beloud being second and "Artie"
Phair third. In the 200-yard
dash Supon again won from Beloud.
The Fountain Indian band discoursed sweet music during both
days of the celebration, which
was much enjoyed by all.
The dance on Monday evening
was largely attended and much
enjoyed. Excellent music was
supplied by Mrs. Focault, Mrs.
Dudley and Mr. A. Hautier, all
of Lytton.
The. sum of $66.50, all the
money left over from the celebration after paying expenses,
was given to the local branch of
the Patriotic Fund.
The Lytton crowd wert home
happy on Monday night. They
came prepared to back their favorite, J. Supon, to the limit, and
^a5H5H5H5H5E5HS2SH5E5ESESE5aE5H55H5H5H5HH5H5H5a55^
[Local Items of Interest I
Miss Wiegand left for her home
in Van couver on Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Graham, of
Lytton were in town for the Dominion Day sports.
Mr. J. B. Bryson, of Pavilion,
Liberal candidate for this riding,
was in town on Saturday.
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas, of Vancouver were in town on Saturday
attending the big celebration.
Miss Madge Sebring and Miss
Ellen Bridge are visiting Mrs.
Geo. Carson at Pavilion.
Darwin Bell, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. Bell, fell from a cherry
tree on Wednesday morning and
broke his arm.
Mr. J. Cran, of Quamichan
Lake, is spending a few days in
town, the guest of his son, Mr.
J. N. Cran, and Mrs. Cran.
Mr. Geo. Carson, of Pavilion,
arrived from the coast last week
with a new Saxon car. Dr. Asselstine has also purchased a new
car, a Cheovolet.
Mrs. W. Mclntyre and little
daughter arrived in Lillooet on
Tuesday from Victoria. Owing
to the washout on the P.G.E.
railway, they had to make the
latter part of the journey on a
"speeder."
There is a washout on the P.
G.E. railway and the Anderson
lake bridge is in such a condition
that the trains have been unable
to cross it, the passengers having
to be transferred.
In presence of the disastrous
fire at Ashcroft, everyone should
have their property insured. No
one knows when a fire may start,
and although we have an excellent water system and hose, if a
fire broke out in the night and
gained any headway the whole
town would be destroyed. Mr.
Gibbs represents five substantial
insurance companies. The premiums are low and claims are liberally are promptly settled.
Interesting account
of fishing trip
Mr. McConnell Comes to Our Aid and
Advocates a Mail Service
From Lytton.
were successful in getting a few
hundred dollars from the friends
of B. Beloud.
A refreshment booth was conducted during the celebration by
Mrs. (Dr.) Christie, Mrs. Bell,
Mrs. Morrison, Mrs. Cran and
Mrs. Bridge. Mrs. Bell and Mrs.
Bridge also served soft drinks at
the dance on Monday evening.
The sum of $24 was turned over
to the local branch of the Canadian Patriotic Fund as a result
of the efforts of these ladies,
who take this means of thanking
Mr. Eagleson for the free use of
a store and also others who helped to make the venture a success.
The colt, Brown Dickey, given
in aid of the Patriotic Fund by
Messrs. Jas! Dickey, was raffled
on Saturday, and was won by
Mr. A. C. Phair, of the Excelsior
hotel, nearly $100 being realized
from the sale of tickets. The
animal was sold by auction on
Monday afternoon, bringing
$39.50. Tommy Bull was the
purchaser. $20,00 was given by
Mr. Phair to the Red Cross Fund.
This colt also distinguished himself by winning the bucking contest.
A number of other articles
were auctioned off during the
afternoon. Mr. P. Lewis, of the
Victoria hotel, very generously
donated a number of safety razors, watches, cigars, etc., which
were readily sold and brought the
nice sum of $50. A gold watch
given by Mrs. D. McDonald, of
Watson's Bar, brought $16. All
thismoney was given to the war
fund. 	
Mr. W. Adams, chairman of the
local branch of the Canadian
Patriotic Fund, takes this opportunity of thanking the Celebration Committee and all others
who so generously donated to the
fund in aid of the families of
our brave soldiers.
DEATH OF E. W. COX
The citizens of Lillooet were
shocked to hear of the accidental
death of Mr. E. W. Cox. which
occurred last night about 8.30
o'clock.
The high water in Seton lake
had caused the piling under a
warehouse on the wharf to give
way and the late Mr. Cox and
Messrs. W. R. Bellamy and S. S.
Idiens were endeavouring to place
some new piles in position, when
the whole structure suddenly
toppled over, pinning Mr. Cox
under the timbers in about four
feet of water. The other two
gentlemen had narrow escapes,
having to dive into the deep
water to avert serious injury or
death. Hurry-up calls were sent
around to get help and the section men on the P.G.E. railway
came on a speeder to the scene of
the accident. Blocks and tackle
were secured ana after about two
and a half hours' work the timber
was raised and the body brought
to the surface.
The late Mr. Cox was cf a
happy and cheerful disposition
and was one of the most popular
men in the district. He leaves a
wife and two small children, who
have the sympathy of the entire
community.
The funeral will take place tomorrow, leaving Seton lake at 3
p.m. The widow, by special request, desires the funeral cortege
to be plain and quiet.
TOWN OF ASHCROFT IS
ALMOST WIPED OUT BY FIRE
A disastrous fire which started
in a room upstairs in the Ashcroft
Hotel, Ashcroft, at 6.45 o'clock
Wednesday evening wiped out
almost the entire town. A strong
wind was blowing and the water
supply was entirely inadequate to
cope with the flames, the fire
stopping when there was very
little left to burn. The following
buildings with their contents
were destroyed : Ashcroft hotel,
Murphy's law office, Morgan's
law office, Bank of B. N. A.,
Northern Crown Bank, Harvey-
Bailey & Co.'s big store and warehouse, with stock of about $150,-
000; M. Dumond's store, with
stock of over $100,000; Koelken-
beck's barber shop and residence,
post office, Gov. telegraph office,
Kaltenbach's jewelry store, Cozy
moving picture house, Russell's
moving picture house, Enger-
man's pool hall and garage, Grand
Central hotel and ice house,
Phillips' residence and two barns,
Huston's residence, Sutherland's
residence, near C. P. R. track,
Stoddard's shop and lumber
yards, and all of Chinatown.
The following extracts are
taken from an article in the last
issue of J.P's. Weekly giving an
account of the experiences of the
editor and manager of that journal while on a fishing trip near
D'Arcy last week:
In the system of every normal
man there lurks the instincts and
tendencies to original savagery.
They find expression in the desire
to go fishing, to live in the open
and to feed on the atrocities of
his own frying pan, to spread his
blankets on the ground, and
listen to the whining song of the
omnipresent, insidious, infernal
mosquito. When the red gods
beckon us back to the mountains,
into the depths of the forests, by
the roaring stream or the mir-
rowing lake, we self-confessed
savages exultingly answer the
call. We fill our pack sacks with
simple camp impedimenta and
hike for the hills.
Last week the editor and manager of J P's got the call and we
answered it via Terminal City SS.
Ballena to Squamish, thence via-
the P.G.E. to D'Arcy, thente via
shank's mare to Blackwater Lake,
where for four days we lived the
lives of the natural savages
which we really are.
It was our intention to have
returned to Vancouver last Tuesday.   Our intentions were perfectly good.   We arrived down at
D'Arcy in plenty of time to catch
the train, but there was no train.
All last winter old Boreas had
been piling snow   on   the high
reaches of the mountains, making
them, if possible, more mountainous than ever.     Old timers say
that never in their memory has
so much snow fallen as during
the past winter.     Much of that
snow still lies above the 4,000
foot level, while at 5,000 up to
8,000 feet it lies anywhere from
25 to 100 feet deep today. Every
time  the weather gets warm,
when the sun shines or the rain
descends, huge volumes of water
pour down the mountain sides,
swelling the little brooks into raging torrents, and these running
into the big rivers fill them, and
then comes the flood.   That was
what  had   happened  down   at
Pemberton, where there is a big
stretch of level country flooded.
A great river had formed and
ran along the grade seeking an
outlet.   Not finding one, it made
two or three of its own quite regardless  of the fact that two
newspaper men   up  at D'Arcy
badly needed that piece of track
to get home on.   What that flood
did at Pemberton  was repeated
at other points along the line.
Telephone talks with officials at
both ends of the line revealed
that it was a matter of doubt
when the marooned newspaper
men might get out via Squamish,
but out in some way they must
get, else the public would this
week be degrived of their weekly
diversion in reading this journal
of opinions.
However, on Tuesday afternoon a work train carried us down
to the foot of the lake and from
there we packed onr packs containing, besides our camp outfit,
(Continued on Page 4.) THE  LILLOOET  PROSPECTOR
The Lillooet Prospector
Published in the Interest of Lillooet District.
W. E. Morrison, Editor and Proprietor
JULY 7, 1916.
HONESTY IS THE  BEST
POLICY.
With a community as with
a family there is always a
tendency- to screen shortcomings. The gossiper is a very
much despised character. So
is Satan, yet the fear of him
and of his uncomfortable
home acts as a restraining
influence sometimes when
higher motives are absent.
In the same way the fear of
the gossiper makes some
people more circumspect in
their conduct than they oth-
erwiS3 w >ald be.
In like manner the fear of
the press is felt by communities and public bodies to a
degree unequaled by any
other civilizing influence not
excepting even the pulpit.
Owing to its responsibility it
must exercise great care that
it does no injustice in exposing shortcomings. With
many it is an open question
whether it is better to screen
or expose public delinquencies. The fear of injuring
the reputation of the country
suggests silence, the fear
that delinquencies may increase if allowed to continue
with impunity suggests exposure.    So there we are.
We in British Columbia are
suffering from a business depression which a year ago
was felt in all the provinces
of Canada, but which today
is ours exclusively. Now why
is this? The late J. J. Hill
has said that there are four
great world store houses: the
field, the forest, the mine
and the sea. Our sister
provinces of the prairie have
only one. We have the whole
four. The maxims of trade
are as applicable to us as to
others: buy in the cheapest
market, sell in the dearest,
but misrepresent nothing. In
this country and with such
maxims there is no excuse
for any man to be dishonest
or crooked. Our heritage is
among the most magnificent
on God's green earth. But
it needs development, development needs money, and
money needs a reputation to
obtain it. Have we got that
reputation in the money
markets of the world which
our wonderful natural re
sources should command? If
we have the present depression should soon disappear.
If we have not, it will be
slower in moving out.
Ten bad men in a community can more than counteract
the influence of ten thousand
good men. The outside and
distant public never hear of
the good works of those men,
of the strenuous life they lead
in the up-building of the
community while earning an
honest livelihood for themselves and their families.
But let ten men of a class
considered heretofore respectable become suddenly
notorious for fraud or em-
bezzelment or some dishonest
dealing, the news spreads to
the ends of the earth as quick
as lightning can carry it.
The men who hold the purse
strings of the world have
never heard of those ten
thousand good men, have
never before heard even the
name of the city or town till
they saw it in connection
with the name of those ten
wicked men, and they naturally conclude that the ten
men are a fair sample of the
city or town, and the purse
strings are drawn tight. The
conduct of those men reacts
on the wheels of progress,
checking them or perhaps
stopping them entirely.
Notwithstanding the great
injury these men inflict on
the community, they have
sympathisers as soon as they
are caught and leniency is
pleaded for "the poor fellows
who slipped on ice," while
the fact is they were for
years looking for ice to slip
on. This condoning of great
offenses gives the community
a still worse reputation and
the monied man pulls his
purse strings still tighter and
says to himself: "111 invest
no money where law and
order is not respected and
enforced."
We in British Columbia
have shown entirely too much
leniency to crooks and for
this we are now paying the
penalty. If we would be a
great people and worthy of
our great heritage we must
go into the markets of the
world with a clean character,
and this we cannot do without first striking down with
the heavy hand of the law
the sharpers who stain the reputation of our fair province.
I
s
When* you come  to Vancouver
I XT Fashion-Craft
AND SEE THE NEW STYLES IN
Summer Suits
Whether you buy or not, we
will be pleased to show you
THOS.   FOSTER & CO., LTD.
514 Granville Street
* ••••••••••••••«••••••••••••••••••••••«•••••••..••••>•••••»••••-•-••■••••..•..•»•..•..•«•»•..•»•..•..•..•..•«•..•.■•,
When in Vancouver
Stop  at
The Burrard Hotel
(One Block East of New C.P.R. Depot)
American and European Plan
Under New Management
The Family Herald and Weekly Star
and lillooet Prospector till the
End of the Year for $1.00
We have pleasure in announcing an
arrangement completed with that great
family paper The Family Herald and
Weekly Star of Montreal by which we
can offer The Pbospector and The Family Herald and Weekly Star for the balance of 1916 or until Jan. 1st, 1917, for
the small sum of $1.00.
The Family Herald and Weekly Star
is noted for its reliable war news summaries each week and is replete with
most interesting stories from the bat-
tlefront. The Family Herald and
Weekly Star is a family paper all Canada is proud of, and when combined
with The Prospector, our readers are
supplied with all the local news and
news of the world. In addition to the
news the reader receives in The Family
Herald each week a magazine section
equivalent to several of the best monthly magazines printed. The agricultural
section is another feature of that great
weekly which is keenly appreciated and
is alone worth many times the subscription price. We now offer the two
papers for only $1.00 until 1st of January, 1917. Present readers of The
Prospector may have The Family
Herald and Weekly Star for the balance
of 1916 for only Forty cents.
I J. McGillivary,
Proprietor
•••^.•••.^••.^•••^..•■^.•••.^•••.^•^•••^.■••.^••^•■^.•••.^•••••^'•'.^•••^.•••^..•^.••^.^.^•.^.•.^•.^•^mJw*.^.'*'^.
Headquarters for Mining. Men
Commercial
Hotel—.
Chas. Mason, Mgr,
Quests  Comfort
is    My   Motto
Corner Hastings and
Cambie Streets
Vancouver, B. C.
EUROPEAN PLAN
Castle Hotel
W. S. Dickson & Robt. F. Leighton
Proprietors
High-class in
Every Respect
Choicest Wines, Liquors
and Cigars
Granville Street
Opposite Orpheum Theatre
and Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver
WE WANT YOUR HIDE
SHIP YOUR HIDES
AND FURS TO
THE McMULLEN HIDE & FUR CO.
956-958-960 Powell St., Vancouver, B.C.
We pay Highest Prices and give Prompt Returns
Please mention the Prospector when patronizing the above firms THE  LILLOOET  PROSPECTOR
MID-WINTER
NBARTHE
EQUATOR
(1)   Cocoa nut trees by the sea side, Honolulu. (2) S.S. "Niagara,"
(3)   Episcopal Cathedral, Honolulu. (4) Hawaiian flower sellers
—a familiar street scene.   (5) Surf ride.
THE eleventh annual Mld-Paclnc Carnival ot the Hawaiian Islands wtll be held In Honolulu, February 21-25, 1916, and preparations for entertaining •
large army of tourists are under way by the commercial organizations, as well as by special committees, ln which the war department Is taking aa
active part. The carnival will extend throughout a week, the key note being the celebration of Washington's birthday on February 23, on which day
there will be a parade of nearly 10.000 United States soldiers with six military bands In line, added to which will be the famous Royal Hawaiian Band, and
possibly the band of the Royal Rosarlans of Portland, Oregon.
One of the features of the Carnival will be a massed band concert, ln which all the bands will be merged Into one. and selections directed by each ot
the leaders In turn. In this massed band concert there will be about 800 musicians. Ancient Hawaiian history will be revealed ln elaborate pageants
undertaken by Hawallans. while the Janenese, Koreans and Filipinos will also present bizarre spectacles based on life in their own lands. February Is
one of the most popular tourist months of the year, although the Islanders claim that every month Is the month of May One of its Important steamship
services is supplied by Canada from the Vancouver port The S.S. "Niagara" ieaves for tht Carnival on January 19th. Honolulu has splendid hotels, walls
motor cars are almost as numerous as in the large cities of the mainland.
LAND LEASE NOTICES
LILLOOBT LAHD DISTRICT
DIBTBICT Or LILLOOBT
Take notice that John Bishop, of
Churn Creek, British Columbia, occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to lease the following described
land:
Commencing at a post planted at the
north-west corner of lot 847, thence
west 40 chains, thence south 40 chains,
thence east 40 chains, thence north 40
chains to point of commencement, and
containing 160 acres more or less.
John Bishop, Applicant.
By Geo. Bishop, Agent.
34- May 26, 1916.
Form F.
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE OF APPLICATION.
Sunset. East Pacific and Clifton
Mineral Claims. Situate in the
Lillooet Mining Division of Lillooet
District Where located, on Cadwallader Creek, Bridge River,
Take notice that we. Andrew Ferguson, Free Miners Certificate No.
99335b, and Adolphus Williams, Free
Miners Certificate No. B5171, intend,
sixty days from date hereof, to apply to
the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 86, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 21st day of June, 1916.
Andrew Ferguson.
Adolphus Williams.
June 30.
LAND LEASE NOTICES
LILLOOBT LAKD DISTRICT
DISTRICT OF LILLOOBT
Take notice that John Bishop, of
Churn Creek, British Columbia, occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to lease the following described
land*
Commencing at a post planted at a
point due south of south-west corner of
lot 842, and on the north boundary of
lot 1197, thence west 80 chains, thence
north 40 chains to southern boundary of
lot 311, thence east to south-east corner
of lot 311, thence north 40 chains to
north-east corner of lot 311, thence east
to west boundary of lot 842, thence south
80 chains to point of commencement.
John Bishop, Applicant.
By Geo. Bishop, Agent.
34-May 26, 1916.
MINERAL ACT
Form F.
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE
"Gold Level," "Summit" and  "Silver
Leaf No. 1" mining claims, situate in
the Lillooet Mining Division of Lillooet District.     Where located: on
. Montezuma Mountain, on the  South
Fork of McGillivray Creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I,   Sidney Jef-
ferd, Free Miner's Certificate No. 5356c,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements,  for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issue of such Certificate of
Improvement.
Dated this 23rd day of June, A.D.
1916. SIDNEY JEFFERr.
36-July 7, 1916.
WATER NOTICE
DIVERSION ABD USB
Take notice that I, H. Graham, whose
address is Indian Agent, Lytton, B.C.,
will apply for a licence to take and use
five (5) inches of water out of a spring,
also known as on west of Cayoosh Creek
I.R. No. 2, Which flows easterly and
drains into- all sinks. The water will
be diverted from the stream at a point
about- carried down its natural course
onto Reserve, and will be used for domestic and irrigation purposes upon the
Cayoosh Creek I.R. No 2, described as
Cayoosh Creek Indian Reserve No. 2.
The notice was posted on the ground
on the 20th day of June, 1916.
A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the "water
act, 1914" will be filed in the office of
Water Recorder at Ashcroft, British
Columbia. Objections to the application may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with the Comptroller of
Water Rights, Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B.C., within thirty days after
the first appearance of this notice in a
local newspaper.
H. GRAHAM, Applicant,
Indian Agent
The date of the first publication of
this notice is June 23, 1916.
WATER NOTICE
DIVERSION ABD USB
CAPITAL Privately Procured for any
legitimate business; stock companies
incorporated; bonds and stock placed
on commission. Securities Bonding
Co., 811 Rogers Bldg., Vancouver, B.C.
SAMUEL GIBBS
NOTARY PUBLIC
Lands,' Mines, Insurance and Collections
Mining business in all branches
a specialty.   Farms for
sale or lease.
Lillooet,   - British Columbia
Take notice that I, H. Graham,whose
address is Indian Agent, Lytton, B.C.,
will apply for a licence to take and use
twenty-five (25) inches of water out of
Young John (Indian name), also known
as Young John, which flows westerly
and drains into—all disappears. The
water will be diverted from the stream
at a point about at the east boundary
line of the Anderson Lake I.R. No. 1,
and will be used for irrigation and domestic purpose upon the Anderson Lake
I. R. No. 1, described as Anderson Lake
Indian Reserve No. 1.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 20th day of June. 1916.
A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the ' 'Water Act, 1914." will be filed in the
office of the Water Recorder at
Ashcroft, B.C.
Objections may be filed with the said
Water Recorder, or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C., within thirty days
after the first appearance of this notice
in a local newspaper.
H. GRAHAM, Applicant,
Indian Agent.
The date of the first publication of
this notice is June 23. 1916.
NOTICE
Strayed on my premises last winter
one bay mare, blind in left eye, branded z on left shoulder. Will be sold in
30 days to pay feed bill and advertisement fee. Owner can have same by
proving property and paying expenses.
M. BOYD,
70-Mile House, B.C.
June 2nd, 1916. S2-4
Have you paid your Subscription? THE  LILLOOET  PROSPECTOR
INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF FISHING
TRIP
Continued from Page I.
seventy-five pounds of rainbow
trout, carefully cleaned, salted
and wrapped in moss, for three
miles to Barney Rosenberg's, a
mile from the landing at the head
of Seton lake.
We spread our blankets in
Barney's cabin and bargained
with him to put a "kicker" on a
large row boat and take us down
the lake next morning to Lillooet.
Barney proved to be one of the
interesting characters of the
country. He has been in British
Columbia over thirty years. H a
cabin is almost old-maidish in its
immaculate neatness and convenience. Barney is a true son of
the wilds.
The trip down Seton lake to the
landing three miles from Lillooet
was negotiated mostly in a pouring Jain, but not even rain could
spoil the beauty of the unfolding
panorama of mountains, lakes,
crags and forests.
(Here Mr. McConnell tells the
story of his experience in a restaurant in Lillooet and the trial
and conviction of the Chinaman
on the charge of stealing $4.25,
a full account of which appeared
in last week's Prospector.)
After the trial we motored 48
miles to Lytton, where we caught
the Imperial Limited at 3 o'clock.
Thus we described a very long ellipse through the country from
Squamish on-the coast to Lillooet,
a hundred miles north, round to
Lytton, and so back to Vancouver,
all because a wayward mountain
stream took a notion to play hide
and seek with the P.G.E. grade.
Here is a suggestion for the
post office department, and one
which if adopted will be greatly
appreciated by the people of Lillooet and surrounding district.
At the time of our arrival, on
Thursday, i.o mail had been received since the previous Friday.
Absolutely no war news-except
ashortA.P. bulletin subscribed
for by the townspeople had come
in and the people were naturally
in a very anxious state of mind.
Besides the lack of war news,
business is seriously hampered
when the mails are delayed. To
remedy the trouble it is suggested
that when the train service is deranged on the P.G.E., which on
a new line is not an unexpected
contingency, the mails should be
sent around by Lytton, and
thence to Lillooet by motor. The
trip from Lytton by motor can
be made in three hours or so and
the cost would be trifling in view
of the service it would mean to
the settlers of the district and the
people in the town of Lillooet
itself.
It may be expected that amateur political railway builders in
Vancouver will now tell the public about the rotten grading work
of the P.G.E. These political
railway experts have had a good
deal to say on this subject and
what they have had to say has
revealed a wealth of ignorance.
The grade according to experts I
have talked with is as good a
grade as has ever been put into a
new railway line. Many practical men with whom I have talked
claim that the grade of the P. G.
E. is equal to many that have
been down for from five to ten
years. It is rare that a sagged
or a bent rail is to be seen. The
grade is as firm and solid as
though it had been there for a
decade and that in the face of
the unprecedented weather conditions of last winter.
No one could have foreseen the
conditions which have caused the
washouts by floods, but now that
they have occurred, measures
can be taken to prevent a repetition.   No one who has travelled
over the P.G.E. ever criticizes
the grade afterwards. Only those
who are content to take their information and their politics
second-hand have i.ny criticism
to make of the grade.
Work which has been hung up
for lack of funds is now being
resumed. Several bridge gangs
are at work putting in bridges
above Clinton. When these have
been built tracklaying will proceed towards Fort George, nearly all the grade having already
been prepared.
The company already has on
the ground over thirty miles of
rails and fishplates and it is expected that by the time the
bridges are in and the rails now
on hand have been laid the new
supply recently ordered will be
here, so that track laying can
proceed continuously to Fort
George, which may be reached
by Christmas.
FAT CATTLE WANTED
A few head of fat cattle, young stock
preferred. Address Wm. Munro,
Manager Jones Farm, Lillooet, B.C.
LAND LEASE NOTICES
LILLOOET LAKD DISTBIOT
DISTRICT OF LAC LA HACHE
Take notice that I, W. H. Buse, as
agent for the Marquess of Exeter, of
Bridge Creek, B.C., occupation rancher,
intend to apply for permission to lease
the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about
20 chains south of the N.W. corner of
section 2957, thence 40 chains east,
thence 40 chains south, thence 40 chains
west, thence 40 chains north to point of
commencement.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 20th day of June, 1916.
•William Henry Buse, Applicant.
36-July 7th, 1916.
WATER NOTICE
USE AND STORAGE
Take notice that Golden Beloud,
whose address is Pavilion, B.C:, will
apply for a licence to take and u>e fifty
acre feet and to store fifty acre feet of
water out of Eighteen Mile creek, Lillooet district, also known as Tiffin
creek, which flows westerly and drains
into Fraser river on lot 3634. The storage dam will be located at the south
end of an unnamed lake. The capacity
of the reservoir to be created is about
forty acre feet, and it will flood about
four acres of land, The water will be
diverted from the creek at a point about
half a mile east of the south-west corner of lot 887, and will be used for irrigating purpose upon the land described
as lot 3626.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 5th day of July, 1916.
A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the "Water
Act, 1914," will be filed in the office of
the Water Recorder at Clinton, BX.
Objections to the application may be
filed with the said Water Recorder or
with the Comptroller of Water Rights,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.,
within thirty days after the first appearance of this notice in a local newspaper.
Golden Beloud, applicant.
By Samuel Gibbs, agent.
The date of the first publication of
this notice is the 7th day of July, 1916.
WATER NOTICE
DIVERSION AND USE
C. A. PHAIR
General Merchant    -   -    Lillooet
Hardware Groceries
Men's Furnishings Crockery
Miners Supplies Shoes
Fishing Tackle Guns
a-Dru-Co. Drugs Tents
Bicycles Furniture
Dry Goods
Stationery
Grain
Ammunition
Harness
Lumber, etc.
Agent for
Eastman   Kodaks,   Edison  Phonographs,   Moore
Lights, Singer Sewing Machines,   Bapco  Paints
TERMS CASH
Hours:  7 a.m. to 8 p.m.      Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
********>**************>**>**>',
WO HING
Dry Goods, Gents' Furnishings
Groceries, Confectionery,
Footwear, Hardware, etc.
lillooet, -       - b.c.
Excelsior Hotel
Alex. C. Phair, Proprietor
The  Comlort   of   our   Guests  is  our  First  Consideration.
Full Stock of Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Automobile   Meets   All   Trains
Take notice that Charles Fredstrom,
whose address is 14-Mile Creek, Pavilion
P.O., B.C., will apply for a licence to
take and use 100 acre-feet of water out
of Sallus creek, also known as 14-Mile
creek, which flows in a westerly direction and drains into Fraser river on I.R.
No. 3, Lillooet district. The water will
be diverted from the stream at a point
about 900 yards east of the south-east
corner of let No. 3622 (P.R. No. 2269)
Lillooet district, and will be used for irrigation purpose upon the land described as lot No. 3622 (P.R. No, 2269). Lillooet district.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 12th day of June, 1916.
A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the "Water
Act, 1914," 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., within thirty days after
the the first appearance of this notice in
a local newspaper.
Charles Fredstrom, Applicant.
By H. P. Horan, Agent.
The date of the first publication of
this notice is July 7, 1916.
* VICTORIA HOTEL
Well Furnished  Rooms.     Hot  and Cold Baths.
Excellent Table.   First-class Bar. Sample Rooms.
HEADQUARTERS   FOR   TOURISTS,   MINERS   and   COMMERCIAL   MEN   ,.
Automobiles for  Hire  at Any Hour
P. LEWIS,
Proprietor
•f. ...j..».«*..»..*..»..j..».»j..»..*..».«I..»..j».».»j..».»j«.».»j*.».»I».».»I«.»-.j«.».»j«.».«j»-«.»I«.»^».».^«.«.»j^»-^».«.^»-»'«5»-«-«S^«.»5»»».» >
f.^Myv%*yyg
^j
Singer Sewing Machines
If you want a high-class Sewing Machine at a
"      moderate price, call at the  Prospector Office.     Easy
terms or big reduction for cash.
SEE  OUR  SAMPLE MACHINES
W. E. Morrison,   ■   Prospector Office

Cite

Citation Scheme:

        

Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics

Share

Embed

Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                        
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            src="{[{embed.src}]}"
                            data-item="{[{embed.item}]}"
                            data-collection="{[{embed.collection}]}"
                            data-metadata="{[{embed.showMetadata}]}"
                            data-width="{[{embed.width}]}"
                            async >
                            </script>
                            </div>
                        
                    
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:
http://iiif.library.ubc.ca/presentation/cdm.proslill.1-0212197/manifest

Comment

Related Items