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The Lillooet Prospector Mar 8, 1912

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Vol 1 No. 17
$2.00 Per Year
After being shut down a
short time work at the Lorn
mine on Cadwallader Creek,
is to be resumed, and preparations are being made to
operate this property on a
larger scale than ever before
attempted. Dave Coughlan
and Billy Elliott left Monday
for this mine to get things in
readiness for the season, and
as soon as supplies can be
taken in a large force of men
will be put to work getting
out ore for the season's mill
Dan Hurley, manager of
this property, announces the
company is only awaiting the
completion of the Bridge
River road before they commence taking in machinery
to enlarge their present five,
stamp mill, installing concentrators, and putting in
compressor and drills. The
Lorn is one of the most promising properties in the
Bridge River section, and
with the improvements planned will turn into a heavy
Artie Phair announces that
he will start the construction
of a new warehouse for the
C. A. Phair store the first of
next week. It will be 20x40
feet in size and two storey,
being built as an extension
of the present warehouse on
the east side of the store.
The work will be rushed to
completion as at present he
is crowded for room and with
his new stock is in great
need of the additional floor
space. Alex Phair, Dick
Clarke and Joe DeShields
will have the work in charge.
DIED-In Lillooet, on Friday, March 9th, 1912, the infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W, G. Carson.
Mr. Arthur F. Noel came
in by auto last Wednesday
and will remain for several
days transacting business,
when he will return to the
coast for a two weeks' stay
when he and Mrs. Noel will
return to spend the summer
in Lillooet. In the course of
a conservation with a representative of the Prospector Mr. Noel stated that we
here in Lillooet cannot begin to realize {the interest
that is being shown this district in the coast cities.
Everywhere one goes he
hears Lillooet talked of and
is besei^ed with inquiries regarding the possibilities here.
There is no doubt but that
there ■ will be many mining
men, prospectors, land-seekers and others coming in this
season to seize up the situation.
Interest in Lilloo -t r.mche
lands is keen and the demand
on the increase. During Mr.
Noel's brief visit here he succeeded in closing up several
deals of importance and also
obtained options on several
other properties. He expects
to see many important transactions take place within the
nexi few weeks.
Alex Phair spent,a few
days in town this week from
his Anderson lake ranch.
James Rowbottom, Teddy
Holt and Henry Schwartz
returned Thursday from a
short business trip into the
Pemberton country, going as
far as the Birkenhead hatchery. They report considerable activity in real estate in
that section and that there
are several places changing
hands at a good figure. During their stay in that section
they made their headquarteis
at Mrs. Mcintosh's.
W. Truax came in from
Bridge River last Sunday and
after transacting business in
town for several days left
for home on Tuesday.
Mr. Arthur F. Noel is
showing some fine looking
specimens that have recently
been taken out of the Coronation mine. Work on this
property is going steadily
ahead under the management of Mr. Charles Copp.
There are at present about
twenty men employed, but
it is expected that this force
will be increased in the near
future. As soon as it is deemed advisable the mill on this
property will be started and
will be run during the season. It is the intention of
this company to put extensive improvements on the
stamp mill, and to install a
concentrating plant just as
soon as the new wagon road
is completed to the mine,
which will be some time this
season. Other improvements
are also being planned which
will make this one of the best
equipped mines in the country.
Saturday's auto brought in
Stuart Henderson, accompanied by C. H. Fitzberbert,
J. D. Mather and C. E, Mel-
lor. Mr. Henderson has considerable land on the opposite
side of the river from town
and it was to look over these
holdings that he made the
trip into Lillooet. The gentlemen left by auto on Sunday for Lytton.
The Rev. Teale will hold
divine services in St. Mary's
Church, next Sunday the
10th of March.
Early communon, 8 a.m.
Morning service, 11 a.m.
Evening service, 7:30 p.m.
George Bell left on Mon.
day for Bridge River where
he will be for some time looking after mining interests.
Another Bridge River mining property that is rapidly
coming to the front is the
Pioneer on Cadwallader
Creek. Development work
on this property has been going on all winter, and from
reports that have come down
from time to time it has disclosed some very premising
ore. Tb- •, .■ f of the Pioneer are also awaiting the
completion of the wagon road
to transport machinery in to
their holdings. They, contemplate installing a ten-
stamp mill at the earliest
possible date after the road
reaches the mine. There will
be active operations tit this
mine the coming season.
A meeting of tl e Conser-
vat've Association was held
in the reading room of the
Excelsior hotel Friday night
and Archie McDonald, the
present member for this district, was indorsed for re-
nomination. Both the east
and west ridings of Lillooet
district were unanimous in
supporting Mr. McDonald, so
it will not be necessary for
the Conservatives to convene
this year.
C. W. Strickland, of Mer-
itt, district manager for the
Bank of Montreal, came in
by auto last Wednesday and
spent several days looking
over the district with the
view of establishing a branch
of that institution in this
town. He expressed himself as being favorably impressed with the general outlook. He left this morning
by stage for Lytton.
. •-	
Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Eagleson returned by auto on
Thursday. Mark was on a
business trip to Ashcroft and
Clinton and Mrs. Eagleson
has been on a short visit to
coast points. The     Prospector
Permanently camped at Lillooet, B.C
Sending out samples every Friday
afternoon to    be   assayed   by   the
public at large.
Yearly,   $2.00   in advance.     Single
copies, five cents.
Advertising4 rates   on   application
FRIDAY,  MARCH 8,   1912
Come to Lillooet
In spite of the fact that
here is an election   coming
on, which as a  usual thing
is   detrimental to  business
Lillooet    is   enjoying    the
brightest   business   outlook
that she has had in a number
of years.     The possibilities
for the   railway traversing
the district are so good that
we are at last attracting the
attention   of  investors and
capitalists,   and   even  this
early in the season real estate men, land-seekers, prospectors and mining men are
coming in to look over the
situation  here.     And they
will not   be    di ^appointed.
It has not been necessary to
misrepresent    Lillooet   and
her resources.     Tl e Gi trict
can   make-good everything
that the Lillooet people ha\ e
claimed for her.  Inadequate
transportation,    has     tang
been  the    drawback    tL t
has kept the moneyed me t
from investing heavily neie.
Now that this will soon be
overcome the district is site] -
ing into   the limelight an 1
will soon occupy a promise* t
place among the districts of
the province.
Here's a few of the things
that attract people to Lillooet:
A climate that is unexcelled in any part of the dominion. Over 300 days of sunshine the last year.
Bridge River and Cadwal-
leder CreeK with its free milling properties that promises
to develop into the best gold
camp in the province.
Base ore propositions
found in every part of the
district that railway transportation will make possible
to convert into dividend payers.
Unlimited water-power
and plenty of timber for all
Agricultural and stock
raising possibilities equal to
any in the province. Lillooet
apples and potatoes are already famous.
Big game hunting that is
equal to any on the continent
Come to Lillooet and see
for yourself.
Street Improvement
In a letter recently received from the member for Lillooet he states that he "included in the detailed appropriation for the district a sum
for street improvements and
sidewalks in your town."
This is something that has
long been needed in Lillooet
and much credit is due those
who made the successful efforts to obtain the improvement. Work will probably
start in the course of a few
weeks.    ''
Put in a Good Word
Now is the time when
every good word you can put
in for Lillooet or the district
counts. It is the time when
we should all pull together
for the benefit of the district
which necessarily benefits us
person ill v. From all reports
there is being great interest
taken in Lillooet district
throughout-the country, and
many will be coming in soon
to look over the country for
themselves. It is up to us
to cheerfully give these newcomers all the general information, that we can. It is
surpris g the way facts re-
gar^ n;>; he section and given
publicity in this manner will
spie id or ihe benefit derived.
We'v •  :    ; ring in the Fraser,
\ W v   . ■' tcer in the stream s
We've; iotd roc?, in themou ; -
*  J
ch as any dreamy.
tf ■  . ■   ilver, lead, galena,
We've copper, iron and zinc,
We've water-Pa'Is  or power,
'   the   stuff to drink.
I We' vs Douglas fir and cedar,
We've spruce and pine and
We've motor boats and autos,
And three separate kinds of
We've   brown   grouse  in the
We've  blue grouse  on   the
We've black bear in. the shadows,
And grizzlies that will fight.
j We've martin in the   spruce
woods, ,
We've mink on any creek.
We've lynx in silent places,
And deer and goat and sheep.
We've apples in the orchards,
We've grapes upon the vines
We've peaches and tomatoes,
And a sun that always shines
We've got a railroad coming,
We've good times just ahead,
We' ve a welcome for a stranger
And enough has sure been
Mail Astray
Editor Prospector—Monday
night. 4th March. BX stage in.
Mail night- Lots of newspapers,
No letters. By a mistake the bag
containing the letters has been
sent into the Cariboo. Whose to
blame? The postmaster at Ashcroft or the BX Stage Company?
I want to know, Mr,  Editor,
why the people of Lillooet en-.
dure these   frequent   mistakes
made by someone at Ashcroft.
If our mail has gone astray
once from Ashcroft it has gone
astray a dozen times.
Is it not about time that we insisted that all the maii for Lillooet
be forwarded through one channel only, and that via Lytton.
Wake up Lillooet and assert
Yours truly
Samuel Gibbs
Water Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that
an application will be made under
Part V of the "Water Act, 1909"
to obtain a licence in the Lillooet
Division of Lillooet District.
a The name, address and occupation of the applicant Alexander u Phair, Lillooet, farmer.
(If for mining purposes) Free
Miner's Certificate No. •
bib.} name of the lake, stream
or source (if unnamed, the description is) McGillivray Creek.
c The point of diversion is one
fourth mile from the mouth of
said creek and at the western
boundary of my pre-emption No,
d The quantity of water applied for (in cubic feet per second) four.
e The character of the proposed works ditch and flume.
f The premises on which the
water is to be used (describe
same) prs-emption No. 1722.
g The purposes for which the
water is to be used irrigation.
fh If for irrigation describe the
land intended to be irrigated, giv
ing acreage, pre-emption record
No. 1722, 160 acres.
i If the water is to be used for
power or mining purpeses describe the place where the water
is to be returned to some natural
channel, and the difference in altitude between point of diversion
and point of return.
j Area of Crown lancl intended
to be occupied by the proposed
works none.
k This notice was posted on the
26th day of February, 1912, an
application will be made to the
Commissioner on the 26th day of
March, 1912.
1 Give the name and addresses
of any riparian proprietors or
licensees who or whose lands are
likely to be affected by the proposed works, either above or below the outlet none.
Signature—Alexander C. Phair
P. O. Address-Lillooet, B. C.
NOTICE is hereby given that
an application will be made under Part V. of the "Water Act,
1909," to obtain a licence in the
Lillooet Division of Lillooet District.
(a) The name, address and occupation Martha Phair, Rampark,
Castlerea, Ireland—married woman.
oi   u hose
io b   a    cied by
■ it
(If for .mining purposes) Free
Miner's Certificate No.
(b) The name of the lake,
stream or source (if unnamed the
description is) Cedar Creek.
(c) The point of diversion
About a mile from the mouth of
said Creek.
(d) The quantity of water applied for (in cubic feet per second Four.
(e) The character of the proposed works flume and ditch.
(f) The premises on which the
water is to be used (describe
same) Lot 1119.
(g) The purposes for which the
water is to be used irrigation:
(h) If for irrigation describe
the land intended to be irrigated
giving acreage Lot 1119, 160
(i) If the water is to be used
for power or mining purposes describe the place where the water
is to be returned to some riatu.al
channel, and the difference in altitude between the point of diversion and point of return.
(jJ Area of Crown land intend
edto be'decupied by t^.e proposed
works aj/ouj, a mile of ditching;
(k) This notice was posted on
the: 26th-day. of Februaryi 1912,
ana tip; lie ... . will be made to
the'.'omiiaissioner on the 26th
dayoi lYiareh, 1912.
1 Give    Ui<!   names and   ad-
di :•'•-.-' . ■' a ,   riparian   xjxoprie-
tors ..■    1
lauds ......
the I' wo?) s, eitnei above
or . ■ ouil-..,      .   tiayl-
niuii ,    nan.
;-i ... r uR.'
ti ess       ... 6.     ... C.
WAlEty No.JjtL
iNOTit-j-! is hdeby given that
an application will lc made under i-...t V. of the ••....;, Act,
lyUa, ' to ootain a licenc m the
Lmdoet t/ivisioh of i n v.... District,
a ft 3   nils, ,.i.l l/jis a id oc-
cuj.:ation O:. ii.c u4.piic:,     E.  J.
ii^a  ,    ..j........., ..   icii        eter-
inar       ...,
(ii for mining ,..- t «... .ree
Mine* a Lei lilicau  .
b   ih;     un     >    uiva  lake,
stream orisou.ee (iiu dthe
descriptiu. is/'Ceda   ....!..
c The point oi diversion
about a m 1 m the mouth of
said creek.
d The quantity oi water applied for (in cubic feet per second) Four.
e The character of the proposed works diteh and flume.
f The premises on which the
water is to be used (desciibe
same) Lot J It 8.
g The purposes for which the
water is to be used irrigation.
h If for irrigation describe the
land intended to be irrigated giving acreage Lot 1118.
i If the water is to be used for
power or mining purposes describe the place where the water
is to be returned to some natural
channel, and the difference in altitude between point of diversion
and point of return.
j Area of Crown land intended
to be occupied by the proposed
works about 3-4 mile of ditch.
k This notice was posted on
the 26th day of February, 1912,
and application will be made to
the Commissioner on the 26th day
of March, 1912.
1 Give the names and addresses of any riparian proprietors
or licensees who or whose lands
are likely to be affected by the
proposed works, either above or
below the outlet W. Haylmore.
Signature—E. J. Phair.
P. O. Address-Lillooet, B. C. Tk«   Prospector
Brief andBreezy Statements
From that Progressive
Mr. and Mrs. Sampson arrived
on the first of March from Squam-
ish. Mrs. Sampson established a
new record for white women over
this route.
The first news of the railway
announcement was received here
on the first of March, beinf
brought in by Mr. and Mrs. Sampson, The first mail news of the
road will be in on March 9th.
With the exception of three
cold snaps—on the first of November, the first of December and
the last of February, the weather
this winter has been exceedingly
fine. Eight below zero was recorded on one occasion. This
amount of cold is scarceiy felt in
the Meadows; The number of
hours and days of bright sunshine was reeord breaking for almost any country.
The government camp, under
Mr.   James  Punch,  has   begun
work which shows how favorable
is the present season.
Our enterprising sawmill proprietor, Mr. Dermody, has determined that henceforth log
houses- in Pemberton Meadows
will become mere relics of an un-
progressive past. He is making
every preparation for a big rush
and demand for lumber.
It is expected that the government offices at the new townsite
will be opened soon,
On account of the fine weather
the fur catch has been rather
larger than usual and of fairly
good quality.
Walter Landsborough paid a
visit to the Pemberton hatchery
on the 28th.
Everybody  Busy with   Improvements in This Agricultural Section
Messrs. Holbrookj Miller and
Cuthbert are busy working out a
wing dam in Bridge river. They
have darned off a large section of
river bed that prospects well and
everything points to a successful
placer venture.
Messrs. Birch and Duncan are
busy charing land on Birch's preemption.
Messrs. Bishop" and Webster
have finished whip sawing at the
Bishop ranch and have moved up
to Webster's ranch at four-mile
and will whip saw there-
Mr. Crain, who had the misfortune to break his leg some
time ago is, we are glad to say,
improving daily.
Dud Collins is leaving for the
east shortly. We wish him a
pleasant and prosperous trip.
The Burkholder brothers are
busy clearing and fencing land.
Evesything looks like bumper
•rops on the Nerth Fork this year
as usual.
If yeu want freight hauled from Lytton to Lillooet
just  bear it in mind that
McCaffery & McKibben
hare the two best outfits
on the road and can give
you  quick   service    and
guaranteed     satisfaction
Address Chas. McCaffery at   Lilloset
or   Hazen   McK bben at Lytton to
ma\e arrangements
Does Distance Prevent
Your Visiting Vancouver,
and taking advantage of the vast selections of choice
values offered to the public. Our Mail Order System elim
-inates the matter of distance. Through it you may purchase and have sent to your home free of postage and express charges, any articlein our bis ancouver store.
Write at once for large illustrated catalogue, get in
touch with us and save money. We carry the largest
Western Canaba. Special lines for wedding presents and
birthday gifts.
Geo. E. Trorey, Man. Dir.       VANCOUVER, B.C.
First Class Table and Good
Liquors and Cigars.
B. C.
= J   DUNLOP  =
Store near Seton Lake
General Merchant
.   Large Assortment of Goods Always on Hand
Dry Goods, Groceries,   Hardware,
Boots and Shoes, Clothing,
Miner's Supplies
Outfitter for Camp or Trail
General Merchant
Forwarding Agent
Skip Gee* Te Lillooet in my Cere
Prompt  Attention  Guaranteed
B. C.
Large Force of Men Employed on  Construction   of
Suspension Bridge
Work on the new  suspension
bridge,   across the Fraser river
at Churn   Creek,    is    progressing'rapidly and it  is expected •
that it will be" ready for traffic
by next October.    Robert Haney
and Paul McMasters,  who  con-
struced  the Lillooet suspension
bridge, are in charge of the work
on the new bridge.   It is a tow«r
suspension, pratically the   same
as the one  at Lillooet, and the
bridge itself is nearly the same
dimensions, but with longer  approaches. A crew of sixteen men
are working at the sawmill which
was taken in for the express purpose of sawing the lumber needed in construction.     The mill is
situated about four miles down
the Fraser on   the Canoe Creek
road and has been in operation all
winter cutting the lumber used in
building the  offices,  store, cook
and  bunk    ho se ,     ice-house,
stables, etc., thai are needed for
the accommodation    \i   the men
and horses employed.   The can p
is at the old Churn Creek ferry
while the bridge  i e is about one
quarter of a mile above this point.
It will be necessary to do considerable excavating on  the east
side of the  river.   This    work
will be accomplished with the aid
©f the steam   shovel w iich wrs
part of the plant taken in.     The
power is furnished by a 20-horse-
power donkey engii e.     Besides
the  shovel theie is a' concrete
mixer which will be a great aid
in pushing the work  to completion.      There   have  been nine
government teams employed at
camp all winter, and an equal
number on the road bringing in
supplies from Ashcroft.
A new grade will be made to
the approach of the bridge above
the present ferry building which
will be an added improvement in
that it will do away with a very
steep hill. When the bridge is
opened for traffic it will be of
great convenience to all having
reason to travel in or out of the
Chiiicotin country.
.On the construction work are
several boys well known it Lillooet who worked on the bridge
here, Amongst these are Stanley Marshall, and Howard Reed,
while Russell Badgett, also well
known here, is employed as the
watchman at the Chimney Creek
bridge. Archie Jarvis is chef for
the camp. Taken all and all it
is one of the best equipped and
most systematic camps that can
be found anywhere.
FOR SALE-Baled hay. As
good as any to be found in B. C.
for only $16.00 a ton. A. E.
Ruddock, Lytton, B. C,
Subscribe for the Prospector. The     Prospector
I, Moses Foster, of Fourteen
Mile Creek, by occupation a farmer, give notice that I intend on
the 20th day of March next, at
eleven o'clock in the forenoon,
to apply to the Water Commissioner at his office at Clinton, B.
C, for a license to take ,and use
four cubic feet of water per second from Fourteen Mile Creek, a
tributary of Fraser river, to be
diverted at a point about 1-2
mile above Lot No. lo8$).
The water will be used on Lot
1589 for irrigation purposes.
Signature: Moses Foster
Dated this 31st day of January.
. (Section 35)
NOTICE is hereby given that,
on the 20th day of March next,
application will be made to the
Superintendent of Provincial
Police for the grant of a licence
for the sale of liquor by retail in
and upon the premises known as
Clinton Hotel situate at Clinton,
B. C, upon the lands described
as Lot 1, Group 5.
Dated this 20th day of February, 1912.
James Wardell
(Section 35)
NOTICE is hereby given that
on the first day of April.'next, application will be made to the Superintendent of Provincial Police
for the grant of a licence for the
sale of liquor by retail in and upon the premises known as the
Dominion Hotel situate at Clin-
toi, B. C, upon the lands described as Lot 37, Township of
Dated this 29th day of February, 1912.
S. E. Marwick
Lillooet Meat Market
Fresh Killed Beef, Pork & Mutton
Large and small orders
given our personal attention. Satisfaction
Fresh Vegetables in Season
General Hauling,
Roy McDonald
Six Tables
Cigars and Tobaccos
Smokers cupplies
ASHCROFT   -   - (
HI '& Burnett
N,.>v   Westminster
Represented in Lillooet by
W. Haylmore
Subscribe for the Prospector
General Merchant        Manufacturers Agent
For  Twenty-five Years   Lillooets Leading Store
Complete up-to-date Stock in all Departments
Carefully Bought at Right Pri es
Spring Stock
Our Spring Stock of General Merchandise is now arriving. We will have the finest range of New Felt Hats, Prospector's, Miner's and Surveyor's Shoes, and Dry Goods, ever
shown in Lillooet. We will also carry our usual large stock
of Groceries, Hardware, Drugs, Etc.
The flnly Store that can give satisfactiom on orders
from the smallest to the largest.  Our Cash Price
is the Lowest Good Goods can be Sold For
We Lead, Others Follow
— C. A. PHAIR —
The Store of Satisfied Customers
Mail Orders Receive our Careful Attention
When in LYTTON go to the
Durham Barber Shop
First-class Shave or Haircut
Two doors west of the Harrison stage
-   B.C.
for   Pros-
Etc.     Our goods are
the best
and   prices
• are
Chinese Goods
Notary Public
Lillooet   -   -    B. C.
Lands,  Mines, Insurance  and
Mining business in all branches a
specialty.   Farms,   Fruitlands   and
Residential properties for sale.
R. C. Stephenson
Blacksmith and
Expert   Horse-
All Work Promptly
LILLOOET,   -   -    B. C.
Stage Line
Regular Stage leaves Lytton Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7 a. m.
Regular Stage leaves Lillooet Wednesdays and Sun
days at 7 a. ra.
Wire or write for Special Stag- or
Desired Informal ion
LEE HARRISON  -   Lytton, R. C.
ASHCROFT      -      -    B. C
Harness Maker    Saddler
Carrying AH Lines. Horse
Blankets. Repairing of
all Description a Speciality
Ashcroft      -    -     B. C.
Subscribe for
The   Prospector
and get all the home news
Livery and
Feed Stables
Horses and Rigs for Hire.
Express Delivery
Light and Heavy Draying.
Liliooet       - 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
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, 2L>r $9.00


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