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Vol. 1 No. 2
Dan Hurley left for the
coast Tuesday and will be
away for about ten days. He
reports that work will be
proceeded with on a larger
scale at the Lome mine, as
he intends bringing men in
with him on his return. Tunnels, drifts and upraises will
be run to block out the ore
in such shape for it to be
stoped out in the spring to
be milled. The five-stamp
mill will probably have an
additional five stamps installed next spring and will be
run all summer. Considerable work was done on this
property last summer and
good values were secured at
the two clean-ups that were
made. This property is well
known and the owners are
thoroughly satisfied with its
sterling worth.
Peter Rebagliati, who for
a number of years drove
stage between Lytton and
Lillooet, paid a visit to his
numerous friends here this
week coming in on "A. G.'s"
auto. At present Pete is
living an easy life, but is on
the alert for a business proposition in this section.
Mose Foster of the 15-mile
ranch left by way of Ashcroft
for New Westminster to represent the West Lillooet
Conservative association at
the annual general meeting
to be held in that city on the
24th and 25th of November.
"Butch"   Rebagliati   reports that the roads between
here and Lytton are in rather
a bad condition and exceed
ingly muddy.
0. Ferguson and C. C.
Walker arrived from the
mines on the es. Britannia
Wednesday after neon and
intend to depart Saturday for
Victoria where they expect
to spend the winter. This
last season they have dene
considerable wcik on the
Marconi group of claims in
close proximity to Sucker
creek and both gentlemen ex
pressed themselves as being
highly pleased with the re-.
suits and the outlook. Considerable stripping of bed
rock has been done at different points along the strike
of the formation by the aid
of the four mile ditch which
wa's constructed two years
ago. These prospectors discovered very rich float of
free milling geld quartz on
this property cf late and in
their endeavor to trace the
same were successful to the
extent that they discovered .
two small quartz veins carrying good values, and also
succeeded in disclosing the
magnesite dyke which is
plainly noticable on the Wayside property situated on the
left bank and on the opposite
side of Bridge river. On their
return next spring it is their
intention to install about 500
feet of pipe with monitor for
the purpose of further investigations and operations on
a larger scale than hitherto
Walter Keeble, formerly
of the Baillie hotel, Lytton,
has returned to that town
from a six weeks' visit to
England, having had a very
enjoyable trip. He intends
to visit Lillooet in the near
future and renew old acquaintances.
C. D. Wray is busily employed at present fixing his
camp for winter quarters on
Cayoosh creek where he has
secured a placer mining lease
directly below the Nigger's
cabin. He has already
started a drift to rim-rock
and intends to put in the
winter developing his property.
Joe Shust< r . a George
Scott were passengers on
Wednesday, i . t enrouteto
Bridge river points where
they will s] end the winter.
Joe wiil proceed to the Wayside to complete the contract
for the tunnel en winch
George Gibson, John Fox
and our old Gun creek friend
Tommy Alford will be busily
employed for the next few
T. W. Grahame the superintendent of the Birkenhead
hatchery located in Pember-
ton Meadows, accompanied
by A. W. Hamill arrived in
town Saturday from the
hatchery and reported very
wet weather in that section.
Mr. Grahame said that the
take of eggs this year was
far ahead of his expectations
the total number of sockeyes
being 12,000,000, with co-
hoes coming up at 750,000.
There is quite a large number of eggs in the natural
auxiliary hatchery which is
fed by natural springs. The
take amounted to five millions more than last year.
Both gentlemen left for Lytton Sunday, Mr. Grahame
going to New Westminster
and Mr.   Hamill to Kansas.
$2.00 Per Year
The survey parties which
have been working for some
time on Bridge river surveying a large tract of bottom
land lying between Jack's
Landing and Sucker creek,
for the G. T. P. Lands company, arrived in town on
Wednesday's boat from the
Mission. Mr. Cecil M. Roberts, B. C. L. S., of Victoria
was in charge of the corps
on behalf of Neville Smith of
New Westminster, and
speaks in glowing terms of
the hospitality shown\£4mjmfa
party by the settlers affirroso
praises the natural resourses
of the valley. The outfit was
assisted by a pack train of
eight horses under the generalship of E. J. Taylor and
Jack McPhail. In spite of
the cold and inclement weath
or ike boys completed this
survey of the large acreage
in a remarkably short time.
They left Lillooet Thursday
for the 86-miie ranch on the
Lytton road where Lhey will
be employed a short time,
after which they will disband. The party numbered
fourteen all told.
Tuesday evening was celebrated in Lillooet with a
dance given in honor of Miss
E. Spetch, who departed on
Wednesday for Pemberton
Portage, where she will
spend the wintar with her
brother. The dance was
highly enjoyed by all who
attended. Coffee and cakes
were served by the kindness
of the local ladies who always come to the ii-ted in a
case of this kind and frrc festivities were kept up until
2:30a.m., when all left having had a most enjoyable
\ The    Prospector
Permanently camped at Lillooet, B. C.
Sending  out  samples every  Friday
afternoon  to    be   assayed   by   the
public at large.
Yearly,   $2.00   in advance.      Single
copies, five cents.
Advertising   rates   on    application
CHAS. D. MORGAN, Manager
J. H. S. ROWBOTTOM, Editor
The records at the government
office in Lillooet show that since
the first of September there have
been 106 mineral claims recorded
besides the 17 placer claims that
have been placed on the books,
This record shows beyond a
doubt that the interest manifested in Lillooet district by the mining fraternity at large is by no
means small, and that those who
have entered the district, either
as prospector or investor, have
been favorably impressed with
the outlook and have deemed the
prospects worthy of the risks of
their financial interests. Among
those who have come to inspect
our possibilities are some of the
best known mining men of the
west and not one has left with
anything but a favorable impression of the district. All seem of
the same opinion, whereas, trans
portation is the one missing link
in the chain that will make Lillooet district one of the foremost
mining centers of British Columbia, if not of Canada. So with
the present optimistic outlook for
a railroad traversing our section
in the very near future, all seem
willing "to take a chance" and
play this locality as "the one best
In this issue we wish to call
attention to the development
which is taking place at the different mines this winter on the
numerous free-milling properties
in this district. At the Lome on
Cadwallader creek a force of men
will be busy all winter stoping
out for the run in the spring,
operations are being advanced on
ihe Coronation properties, at the
Pioneer Leach and Brown are
hard at work on a 200 foot contract, at the Wayside, capitalized
by Cincinnati people, Shuster and
Alford are busy on another contract; while the Gold Falls Hy-
drfulic on Cayoosh creek are preparing for extensive operations,
and all are employing considerable labor. It is very pleasing to
be able to record that all indications point to gratifying results.
This section of Lillooet has for
long had something less than a
square deal in the matter of investigation and publicity for
those resourse^ which we are
jaroud to state are well worthy of
scientific investigation and energetic development of its undoubted wealth. But Lillooet
will come to its own. This fall
the district was visited by the
dominion government geological
surveyor, Mr^Camsell and although he^Hea rather late and
hurried trip through our mining
section he was highly impressed
with   the   geological   conditions
and spoke in favorable terms of
the different formations, with regard "to their structure, form and
place. Therefore a petition is required sanding the same to Ottawa to the geological department to the effect that a survey
be made of the topography and
geological conditions of this mining belt. So let's one and all fall
in line and put in a boost for this
map and keep right on boosting
until we get it. This survey
would be of great benefit to the.
country in general and to the incoming prospector in particular.
It is hoped that by persistance we
shall win success and eventually
have a proper and authentic
geological map of the district.
Let us get busy.
Last week we mentioned that
there was a movement on foot to
put on a minstrel show here in
the near future. Since then the
movement has taken definite
form and everything is progressing favorably. There will be a
meeting in the reading room at
the Victoria on Sunday for the
purpose of perfecting an organization and rehearsals will start
as soon after as possible. Dick
Clarke, promoter and stage director, promises ti> put on a production that will back Lew Dock-
steader off the map. Dick is also
responsible for the suggestion
that the proceeds from the show
go toward putting in sidewalks
on the main street of town. This
suggestion is worthy of second
thought as the disagreeable
conditions of the streets at present is ample proof that such an
improvement is a necessity. It
would be a useful and lasting
way to invest the door receipts,
and should receive the hearty
support of all.
People whom we have met occasionally of late r.a\ei(ir£il<.cd
"Of course the advertisements
pay for the publishing of The
Prospector, don't they?" Well,
chey do in a way all right but as
you can see ads at present are
not any too numerous aid the
paper will be devoted more to
the placirg before the outside
world the resources of this district and consequently we would
request one and all to come forward with their generous sup-.
port and subscribe for the i cv ,
real live Prospector.
If you are fo.id of a j))l se-Li!
story we shall have one in very
shortly that will appeal to everyone in th's western ccuntry
This will be continued week by
week, entailing considerable expense, but as we said last week
we are here to stay and it is our
intention to make The Prospector
a genuine, proper, un-biased
non-political clean paper to be
used for the purpose of giving
information regarding the mines
ranches, farms, timber, real estate, climate and hunting in our
Prospecting for this season is
past, those mountains where the
hidden secrets of nature are to
be found in the shape of precious
metals, have taken on their winter garb and the thundering
creeks are frozen and hushed in
their winter sleep but this Prospector will be pretty much awake
spreading publicity for the sterling and practical possibilities of
our country.
The aviators of France have
organized a trade union. Here is
one organization at least whose
wage scale should be based on a
high plane.
K sKetiS MtteanaMnaear.JBtfBei' k
Delivered    When    Promised
and Correct When Delivered
The Prospector
Lillooet, B. C.
That LiUooet district is attracting attention and is gaining publicity at the hands of some of the
best known mining men in the
west is shown by the following
extract from the Vancouver
"Not a great deal has been heard
about the mining field of Lillooet, which
can be accounted for probably by the
difficulty of access at least to that
portion thereof known as Uridge river.
Mr. H. Pollard a well known mining
man, with many years experience of
gold mining both in the States and
Australia has recently returned from a
trip into that conntry and gave the
writer some information that proved of
interest He says that the vein formation reveals a system of true Assuring
which should be persistent in depth pnd
continuity. Though not large they are
nevertheless very rich in shoots and
with adequate milling facilities undoubtedly a number of payable properties could be worked. The principal
mine at present is the Coronation which
is operated by a Victoria company of
that name. This property has a splendid showing and is equipped with a
small ten-stamp mill which is getting
returns to the best of its ability. It is
a strenuous proposition getting into the
camp but th ! government is constructing a good road and if this is continued
it should prove of immense advan age
Mr. Pollard thinks that next summer
there will be a considerable interest
taken in the camp, which is a strict free
milling one and there is no difficulty in
convincing one's self of the existence
of the metal, because it is of the plainly
visible variety."
China continues to hold the
forefront of public attention, and
rightly so, for the changes that
are taking place in that huge
country are of world-wide importance as well as interest, The
most notable development of the
week has been the demand of
the National Assemely for the
immediate institution of a constitutional form of government,
and the support of these demands
by the army, now under the
command of its old leader and
creator Yuan Shih-kai. It now
seems certain that the Manchu.
officials must go, and with them
the Chinese officials who, like
Sheng Hsuan-huai, have been
identified with the program of
foreign loans that has incurred
popular disapproval. The institution of a republican form of government in China is both improbable and unnecessary, as in the
constitutional monarchies, such
as Great Britain, the will of the
people finds quite as free exercise as in republics. Meanwhile
the fighting between the insurgent and imperialist forces is sharp
with heavy losses on both sides,
emphasizing the fact that this is
no opera   bouffe    revolution.—
Mining and Scientific Press.
We overheard a visitor to Lil-
looot commenting on the well
kept appearance of the numerous homes in our little town. Another in speaking to us the other
day remarked that nowhere in
his travels, and he was an extensive traveller, had he run across
a place where there was such free
hearted hospitality accorded
strangers. Pretty good reputations to have and to hold, eh?
A good turn costs yra nothing
A bad turn costs you a friend.
God gave you two ears to hear
with and only one mouth to speak
with, therefore be wise - listen to
just twice as much as you say. The    Prospector
Ed Ronaine left on the tenth of
the month for Vancouver by way
of the Squamish trail, undoubtedly encountering very bad weather
He took with him a fine team of
horses, each going about 1600.
These he intends to work all winter in the city of Vancouver.
W. S. Spetch, rancher and
merchant, at Pemberton Portage
has just completed a new wing
on his residence, which greatly
improves the appearance to say
nothing of the added comfort of
having more room.
P. Dermody is making preparations to start up the saw mill.
At present he is building a penstock at the head of the pipe line
which runs the pelton wheel and
furnishes power for the mill.
He has 160 feet of head and expects to start operations on the
logs at an early date.
Ronald Currie of the half-way
house Pemberton Portage raised
quite a number of high grade
colts this year. His cattle are
also reported as being in first-
class condition.
Jas. Mates has disposed of 30
acres of land to W. J. Lands -
Louie Gold and Harvey Nelson
took a heavy load of winter supplies to the Pemberton on Wednesday.
Mr, and Mrs. Will Haylmore
returned to Martley Hall after
spending a few weeks on their
ranch at Pemberton portage.
E. H. McKibben of Vancouver
left on Wednesday's boat bound
for Pemberton Meadows. He secured a large acreage from Pat
Ryan some time ago and is now
going in to investigate the winter conditions in that section.
Sidney Spetch and his sister
Miss Emily, left Wednesday for
his ranch on the Pemberton Portage situated at the west end of
Summit Lake and one Of the prettiest located places in that section. Lillooet will feel the loss
of Miss Spetch whose numerous
friends wish her success and happiness in her new home with her
The Loetschberg tunnel in the
Swiss  Alps  is 47,678 feet  long
and was first  planned lobe on a
tangent,    On July24.1898, when
the main heading had reached a
point 1.6 miles   from the portal,
it met a cleft  tilled with   sard
gravel and water.    There was a
sudden  and  violent in burst of
these materials, which in  a few
moments filled up the tunnel for
a length of 5900 feet, burying 25
workmen and all the drills and
other installations   beyond hope
of recovery.   It is estimated that
about 8000 cubic yards of sand
and gravel entered the tunnel.
To avoid any further irruption of
the material the tunnel was walled up by a 33-foot wall at a point
4675 feet from the portal.      The
new line leaves the original line
at a point 3-4 mile from the north
portal.   No further serious difficulty was experienced in tunneling through the diversion.
Lillooet General Store
W. J. PAGE   -   Proprietor
A newly-bought stock of
staple and fancy groceries
An excellant line of dry
goods, clothing, furnish-'
ings, etc. Call and see us.
Lillooet General Store
W. J. PAGE   -   Proprietor
Excelsior Hotel
First Class Table and Good
Liquors and Cigars.
LILLOOET,    -    -    B. C.
Complete stock of Christmas goods
now in. Toys, Fruits, Confectionery,
Notions, Novelties, etc., etc.
C. A. PHAIR General Merchant
J.   DUNLOP  -
Store near Seton Lake
General Merchant
Large Assortment of Goods Always on Hand
Dry Goods, Groceries,   Hardware,
Boots and Shoes, Clothing,
Miner's Supplies
Outfitter for Camp or Trail
General Merchant
Forwarding Agent
Ship Goods To Lillooet in my Care
Prompt   Attention   Guaranteed
LYTTON        - - - B.C.
Ray Powers came in from
Pavilion the latter part of last
week and brought quite a budget
of news down with him. He reported that at that time there
was about ten inches of snow on
the mountain but that it was going rapidly before the Chinook.
Mrs. Carson, who has been
visiting coast points, has returned to the ranch.
W. G, Carson put up in the
neighborhood of 360 tons of hay
this fall.
Carson and Bryson shipped six
carloads of two and three year
old cattle this fall, They also
took about 100 head of calves to
the lower ranch at High Bar for
the winter.
W. G. Carson has been busy of
late threshing at the old Gillen
ranch owned by D. J. Stewart.
Fred Harmon has left for Alberta and in all probability will
start in the hardware business in
one of the thriving towns in that
progressive province.
Arthur Harmon, now in the
real estate business in Vancouver
but formerly of Pavilion, was recently a visitor   to Ashcroft.
John Cable left about the 15th
from the Lillooet Stud stables at
the 18-mile ranch on a visit to
England on business appertaining
to racing stock.
Tto tfrtyplctien offfitrbig ham
on the Stewart ranch produces
one of the largest barns in this
section. Chas. McGee and Fred
Harmon were the contractors and
fullfilled their duties to the letter
The barn is 42x80 and is fully
capable of holding 60 tons of hay,
and contains stalls and the usual
equipment that is necessary to
such a building.
A new dam has been completed
on the resevoir at the Stewart
ranch which will raise it about
four feet. This will conserve a
large amount of water during the
spring freshets which will be
utilized for irrigation.
J. B. Bryson is now constructing a new blacksmith shop at the
Grange which he will equip in
the most modern style.
Jack Birch arrived in town on
Wednesday from North Fork and
reports weather conditions very
favorable in that vicinity. Birch
and Duncan are well known as
providers of fresh pork in this
locality and on this trip brought
down 300 pounds of pea fed
pork for M. R. Eagleson, He
will return with a load of furniture for the new house which
they have recently erected.
O. R. Evans is expected to arrive shortly to his ranch at the
One North Fork potato recorded weighed three and a half
pounds was perfectly clear and
measured about eleven inches. The    Prospector
Dugald McCallum registered
at the Excelsior on Tuesday last.
Charlie Scott of Pavilion was a
visitor to town this week.
Joe Fletcher the guide of Leon
Creek was a visitor to Lillooet this
with his friend John Montgomery.
There were 73 guests registered at the two hotels during the
past week,
Wm. Durban is officiating at
the Gold Falls Mining company's
cook house in the capacity of
W. G. C. Manson and S. H.
Reynolds of Vancouver returned
Sunday from a trip up the Eraser
as far as Red creek.
W. W. Jones of Fairhaven
Lodge spent a few days in town
on business in company with
Robert Colvin.
C. A. Phair has just received a
car of gasoline and coal oil and
are opening up their Christmas
cards, toys and white goods.
Don't forget the petition for
the tri-weekly mail service between Lytton and Lillooet. You
can sign at the Prospector office.
We are pleased to be able to
announce that A. Gustafson who
for the past six weeks has been
ill with typhoid fever, is now
able to be around.
Peter Cornagan   and Thomas
Arnold arrived from the Corona-
■w^.-wnivn   niiiiy  ana will TeavSlSSXSr^
day for coast points,   but intend
returning in the spring.
Constable Daunt left for the
Meadows on Wednesday and is
expected to return on Saturday's
boat. Alec Phair is acting in the
capacity of constable pro tern.
Frank Durban is busily employ
ed these days completing his new
house on the old Ostrander property beside the schoolhouse, and
when completed will have a very
attractive little home.
M. R. Eagleson left by auto on
Tuesday morning for Lytton,
Ashcrort and Clinton, We are
pleased to see Mark around again
and his many friends in the upper country will be glad to see
his jovial face again.
Tom Manson has taken his
pack train up as far as the Big
Horn ranch with the intention
of wintering them there. In com
pany with Mose Taylor they will
put in afew days hunting in that
Bert Durban will leave Monday
for Ostrander's on the Lytton
road with the intention of taking
the Roberts' survey party as far
as Lytton as soon as they have
completed their work in that section.
F. C. Leggitt who is cook for
the Roberts' survey party, sends
up word that the climatic conditions at the new camp on the
Lytton-Lillooet road near the 30-
mile post, are entirely different
from those at the last camp and
that he has dispensed with the
use of the meat axe as a bread-
BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. Dick
Clarke, a daughter, on Thursday
the 23rd of November, 1911.
J. S. Bell, road superintendent
left for the Chilcotin country and
will be away for about two weeks
The doctor reports that Mr.
Bromwich and his two sons will
soon be able to be around again
and Miss McKinney, the nurse
from St Luke's Home, Vancouver
who has been in charge of the
patients, will be at liberty.
Thomas Dickey returned last
Tuesday on Lee Harrison's stage
from Kamloops where he has
been in the hospital for the last
six weeks. We are pleased to
state that he is greatly improved
in health.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bishop will
shortly depart for their ranch on
North Fork, where Fred will put
in the winter prospecting for
water. This project consists of
driving a tunnel of about 200 feet
with the intention of tapping
springs that will give him sufficient water for irrigational purposes. For the past two years
Fred ,has been employed in the
capacity of cook at the Seton
Lake hatchery but has now decided to become a fullfiedged son
of the soil.
Poultry   Fanciers
Lillooet can boast of some very
high class poultry and also some
enthusiastic poultry fanciers and
as far west as Seton lake and
east to the suspension bridge oi e
and all are busily employed pruning, dressing or combing (or
whatever the terms may be) their
pet choices of prize winners for
the forthcoming poultry show at
Ashcroft next spring. At certain times you will see the chicken men gathered together and
talking confidentually in whispers. The language they use is
poultry pure and simple and the
words that can be overheard are
something like the following:
buff cochin, dust, tail-feathers,
Plymouth rock, kalsomine, rooster, reds, crushed food, shipping
box, lime, prizes, ground bone,
poultry show, no water, lock on
the chicken house door, etc. So
we surmise that there must be
something doing or else, there is
a new coon in town. Bring home
the prizes, boys,
At the B. C. Copper company's
smelter at Greenwood, the shipments during the week ending
September 2nd totalled 17,808
tons and the smelter receipts
were 15,772 tons. The totals to
date were respectively 1,159,891
tons and 1,080,629 tons.
Don't   Forget   the
Friday, December 1st
Notice is hereby given that unless a certain steer branded FM
which has wintered at my place
for the last six years is removed
at once and all expenses paid including the cost of this advertisement I shall at the expiring of
thirty days from this date sell
same to defray expenses.
per Samuel Gibbs,
Leon Creek, B. C.
18th November, 1911.
Subscribe for
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and get all the home news
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Lillooet   -   B. C.
Outfitters for Prospectors, Trappers, •
Mirers, Rancli2is,
Etc. Our goods are
the best and prices
arc right
Chinese (Seeds
r-.^.-zr-*- jt £■+
|    Stage Line
Regular Stage leaves Lytton Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7 a. m.
Regular Stage leaves Lillooet Wednesdays and Sun
days at  7 a. ni.
Wire or write for Special Siajie or
Desired Information
LEE HARRISON   -   lytton, B. C.
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General  Hauling,
Notary Public
Lillooet   -   -    B. C.
Lands,  Mines, Insurance and
Mining   business   in   all branches a
specialty.    Farms,   Fruit'.ands   and |
Residential [.roptrtWs for salt.
ASHCROFT       -       -    B. C
T-'i-"-    "Tfg"   MM I III Ml    m
R. C.  Stephenson
smith and
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AH Work Promptly
LILLOOET    -    -   B.C.
tk Mdal
Lilioost's Barjber
Operating  in   the   southwest coiner of the Victoria
Rote!   Lobby
; Don't forget the Number
Livery and
Feed Stables
Horses and Riga  for Hiie.
Expri ss Delivery
Light and  Heavy   Draying.
I illouit
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Lillooet Meat Market
WKMI MT   »-T . ■
Fresh Killed Beef, Pork & Mutton
! Large and small orders
given our personal attention. Satisfaction
Fresh Vegetables in Season
Victoria Hotel
M. R. Eagleson, Prop.
Finest Liquors & Cigars Good Stabling
Lillooet,   -    -   B. C.


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