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The Prospector Nov 14, 1913

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VOL.^ NO.^  j
As a result of several months'
systematic and careful prospecting, this summer, the Golden
Dream Mining Co., of Washington, D. C., are about to do some extensive work on the South Fork
of Bridge river.
The manager of the company,
Mr. C. P. Dam, arrived from
Vancouver a few days ago, bringing with him construction equipment and supplies for the camp
sufficient to run it through the
Preliminary work will be the
construction of a wing-dam across
the east channel of the South
Fork of Bridge river. This will
be 300 feet long and of a very
substantial nature; the dam will
be composed of logs laid on bedrock, and will be 12 feet wide and
10 feet high above the river bed,
the superstructure being crib
work of heavy timber filled in
with rock. The completion of
this dam will enable the company
to work the placer deposit in the
river bed for a distance of almost
a mile and a half, and also the
adjacent benches.
A force of 14 men will be employed and work will be prosecuted to completion as early as
possible. This company holds 16
placer leases at the junction of
the South Fork and the main
Bridge river, and has recently
acquired by purchase, the Hamilton placer claims, and all of these
properties will be worked extensively next summer.
It has long been known that
there is rich placer ground on the
South Fork, but the stream has
never been successfully wing-
damed. The present work will
be of a permanent character.
Ample power for mining purposes can be obtained a short distance up the stream; in fact,
every natural facility is at hand
for the successful working of a
very large placer mine. From
present indications, there is little
doubt of the successful issue of
this enterprise.
Last evening, at 5:15, the Lillooet fire tocsin sounded a note of
appeal, when it was discovered
that the two-story building of
Toy Hing was in flames. The
fire brigade was promptly on the
spot, but the fire had gained too
much headway; besides, the hose
was found to be at least 100 feet
of reaching the flames.
The building, which was used
as a store and lodging house, was
totally consumed. Most of the
store goods were removed, but
all that was in the lodging department went up in smoke. In
less than twenty minutes the
structure was a smouldering mass
of ruins. The fire started in the
upper flat and is said to have
been caused by an overturned
lamp. The loss will be about
$1200.   No insurance.
Constable Angus detected a
man looting at the fire. His case
will probably come up today.
Fires are rare in Lillooet. The
last one was about 12 years ago—
a small dwelling house adjoining
T. P. Reed's. Previous to that
there is but one fire on record—
some forty years ago—when a log
house was burned on the site of
what is now the Excelsior Hotel.
The next sitting of the County
Court, for this district, will be
held in Lillooet on the 20th inst.
Mr. Hunter, connected with
the Union Bank, is on a business
visit to Lillooet.
Mr. Rankin has returned from
his trip to Burns Lake. He reports great progress on that end
of the line.
Mr. Fred Coughlan, of Vancouver, arrived in Lillooet Wednesday, to be in attendance at
his brother's funeral.
Automobile men will do well to
note that there is a first-class
machine-shop firmly established
in this town.
Lillooet people will regret to
hear of the death of Mrs. A. C.
Minty, which took place at her
home in Ayr, Ontario, on the
second day of September last.
Roy Burkholder left for Bridge
river, yesterday, where he will
connect up the Golden Dream
Mining camp with the Bridge
river telephone system.
On Sunday next, when C. P.
Dam leaves for the South Fork
of Bridge river, hp will be accompanied by h s v i *e, who resides
there for the winter,
Mr. J. H. Halpin, who will be
in charge of construction of railway bridge at Lillooet, is going
to move his family to this town
as soon as he can find a residence
for them.
Mr. L. R. Gould has bought
out the plumbing and tinsmithing
business lately conducted by J. A.
Cathie. Prompt and first-class
work will be his motto.       > ,
The change in the provincial
road across the river from Lillooet is nearing completion, and
is expected to be finished tomorrow.
Mr. George Piatt, timekeeper
for Angus Nicholson at the 18-
Mile, has been suffering from a
case of poisoned oak. His many
friends will be glad to learn that
he is on the road to recovery.
Mr. V. Swanson, well-known
in this district, and employed this
spring at the Victoria Hotel, Lillooet, died in Vancouver, a couple
of weeks ago, from an attack of
typhoid fever.
Mr. Carl Wihksne, who has
been in the Bridge river country
for the past two years, left for
Tacoma on Wednesday, having
been called away on important
business. He will be absent a
couple of months.
Dan Hamilton has disposed of
his mining interests on the South
Fork of Bridge river to the
Golden Dream Mining Company,
now operating in that vicinity.
Dan had a good placer claim, and
on it is an 80 foot tunnel, driven
by himself ajone, which is admitted by experts to be one of
the best in Lillooet district.
The body of Mrs. Young, an
old lady who mysteriously disappeared from her home, about 12
miles west of Ashcroft, last May,
was found last week by her husband. The body had drifted beneath a log and was completely
submerged. The position of the
body explains the failure of the
search parties to locate it at the
time of her disappearance.
Late information from Cadwallader creek indicates that the
"Why Not" mineral claim has
developed into a splendid property, one of the ledges widening
out to seven feet of rich ore.
This is news that will be appreciated by owners of adjacent property—the Forty Thieves group,
for instance, a valuable property
that has lain idle for over 13
years. The "Why Not" ledge is
a continuation of that on the
"Forty Thieves," which lies on
the right bank of the South Fork
of Bridge River. At the place
where the ledge is situated is a
canyon about 300 feet deep and
nearly perpendicular walls. The
lead lies in one wall of the canyon
at an angle of about 25 degrees
and is on an average over eight
feet wide. The work that has
been done upon these claims
makes it possible for one to walk
over 2,000 feet directly upon the
ledge, the trail itself following
the ledge for some distance. In
one olace on the vein a spring has
! noved over from above and
nee gold can be seen at this
point. The country rock is diorite
and the ledge itself lies in a contact between porphry and diorite.
The quartz is blue tinged and
each side of the pay streak is
highly imbued with mineral in
the shape of iron and copper
pyrites. The most of the work
done is through the country rock
and at the creek bottom, the idea
being to tap the vein at a very
low level and thus have better
advantage instoping afterwards.
The vein runs very little from
what geologists would call a true
fissure, and also considered as
one of the most favorable conditions in which to find a good
substantial lead. The future of
this property undoubtedly depends on a strong company taking hold and erecting a chlorin-
ation plant capable of treating all
the sulphide ores of the district.
A small mill on each group of
claims would be sufficient to take
care of the free gold ores, and
the concentrates would be all
treated by a central reduction
plant, situated in the vicinity of
the "Forty Thieves" group, which
i3 at a low elevation and possesses
unusual facilities to handle the
sulphide ores of the other groups
in addition to its own.
A fatal accident occurred this
week at Green river, Pemberton
Portage. Thomas Ryan and D.
Mullin, employed on the P.G.E.
railway, were thawing dynamite,
preparatory to springing a hole,
when, for some reason that can
never be explained, the whole
mass exploded, blowing the unfortunates to pieces. What could
be found of the poor fellows was
carefully boxed up and brought
on to Lillooet, where an inquest
was to be held, but owing to insufficiency of evidence, this has
been deferred until the 18th.
All kinds of fresh fruit at the
Dupras candy and lemonade parlor. Likewise, the very finest
brands of cigars by the box.
Services were held in the Methodist Church last Sunday evening,
by the Rev. H. E. Horton, of
Half-mast the flag,
Softly toll the bell;
Dave has left us,
But he sleepeth well.
The death of David Coughlan
removes another of the men so
well known in this portion of
Lillooet district. A neglected
cold, followed by an attack of
acute pneumonia, was the cause
of his death, which took place
early last Monday morning.
Mr. Coughlan came to this district about sixteen years ago,
and was closely associated with
his late brother Nat, in working
at the Lorne mines.
Dave was one of the best-
hearted of men, a true friend,
and an excellent worker. He was
a first-rate man with any tool you
might put in his hands, and a
first-class miner; in fact, he was
one of the best all-round men
that ever came into this district.
His early death is a sorrow to all
who knew him. They will miss
him on Bridge river.
Mr. Coughlan was 47 years of
age, and a native of Newcastle,
N. B., and came to this province
in 1887. He is survived by his
mother, one brother, and three
sisters—Mrs. Wm. Elliott, New
Westminster; Mrs. J. D. King,
Kamloops; Mrs. Jas. Blair, Kamloops. His aged mother resides
at 925 Homer street, Vancouver.
The P. G. E. line of location
through Clinton is not yet decided
upon. There are at least five
trial lines running above the
town, from 100 to 400 yards up
the north side, anyone of which
lines will bring the steel into
touch with the townsite. It is
evident that the reason the final
location is not fixed is that they
are trying to regulate the grade
to enable them to miss some more
or less formidable bluffs on their
way north. However, the "final
location" is in no way a source of
anxiety to Clinton.
The Union Bank at Hazleton,
B. C, was held up last Tuesday
by five armed men, dangerously
wounding the cashier and securing $10,000. Five men have been
arrested on suspicion of the robbery.      	
For Sale. — Rudge Whitworth
bicycle, nearly new and in splendid condition. Apply to Corkett,
Govt, office, Lillooet.
The Lillooet police force is certainly rounding up some of the
floating population. The police
court cases were numerous and
serious this week, so much so
that we found the list to heavy to
Water Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that William
Mclntyre, of Lillooet, B. C, will apply
for a licence to take and use 10 acre feet
per annum, of water out of a spring
which raises about centre of original
P. R. 1830, and empties into the ground
near by.
The water will be diverted at its
source, and will be used for irrigation
purposes on the land described as
—original P.R. 1830- (record now pending).
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 7th day of November, J913.
The application will be filed in the
office of the Water Recorder at Clinton,
B, C.
Objections may be filed with the said
Water Recorder, or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
Published to promote the Welfare
of the Lillooet District.
R. A. Hume, Manager.
NOVEMBER 14. 1913.
An article recently appeared in
a semi-official German paper, designed no doubt to check German
and other continental emigration
to Canada. The writer, who has
just returned home after a short
residence in Canada, writes, with
picturesque imagination, about
blizzards and snowstorms. He
describes the west as a land of
hyper-speculation and booms, and
says the chief product of many
Canadian towns is persuasive
printed matter. The writer presents an astonishingly ludicrous
picture of Canadians he met on
the Canadian Pacific first-class
smokers. They were mostly powerful, bronzed men, he says, but
their chins had not seen a razor
for days, and the boots in which
they put their silk socks and hairy
legs had not been brushed for
weeks. Diamonds glittered on
their fists, and around their feet
were spitoons, each in a circle of
uncleanliness. No one apologized
if another man's trousers took
the place of the spitton. The
clothes of Canadians, he goes on
to say, are of the finest material,
but most slovenly, while magnificent tra'/eling trunks belonged to
men who look as if they had
crossed the ocean two or three
decades ago, with one colored
handkerchief as their sole possession. Politics and dollars make
the chief topics of conversation.
The very exaggerations of the
articles are likely to defeat their
purpose, especially seeing the
prospect of Canadian affluence
they admittedly hold out to the
poorest Europeans.
defiance, the tone of which making it impossible for the great
republic to do otherwise than resort to extreme measures. In the
meantime American troops are
being concentrated along the
Arizona borders, and a large
fleet of American warships is at
anchor off Vera Cruz. Should
the United States be compelled
to apply their full strength, there
is little doubt of the ultimate result of a contest with Mexico;
but European interests are liable
to complicate matters, and thus
cause a long and bloody struggle.
If war does result—and it seems
almost certain—it must be admitted that President Wilson has
done his best to avert it, and
has earned the approval of all
good men when he refused to
recognize a government presided
over by a man of Huerta's stamp.
An attempt has been made to
assassinate General Felix Diaz at
Havana. The official version is
that he made insulting references
to General Carranza and was set
upon. This sounds like the official version of the death of Madero and Suarez. They were
being taken from one prison to
another when a street fight occurred, and getting in between
two bands of combatants, they
were killed. It was subsequently
found that they were shot in the
back. Diaz was a wise man
when he levanted from Mexico.
He will be a wiser one if he
avoids the atmosphere of the
tropics. People there are prone
to be reckless in the handling of
deadly weapons.
A second petition has just been
forwarded to the Minister of Public Works, Victoria, in reference
to the North Fork wagon road.
The road superintendent has long
since reported favorably on the
construction of this  road,   and
work was actually begun and carried on for a few weeks at An-
tone creek in the year 1911, but
since that time nothing has been
done between the points mentioned.     There are now sixteen
ranches pre-empted on the North
Fork and immediate vicinity, all
being worked; also several large
mining interests, but the ranchers
and mining companies are seriously handicapped by the lack of
a wagon road, as they are unable
to market their produce or to get
in the machinery necessary to
the  efficient  working of  their
ranches and mines.
Pald-np Capital. Ktserve Fund $8975.000
and Undivided Prolltt (Over) *O.OIU»WUV
Total Asaeta (Over)   $69,000,000
Distance is No Barrier
against carrying on your banking
easily and conveniently. Just
mail us your grain cheques, money
orders or cash for deposit, your
notes or bills for collection, or
your cheques to be cashed, with
your passbook, and we can handle
your account as satisfactorily as
if you were present for each
Banking by Mail is a great
saver of time and travel. Ask
our Manager about it.
A. P. HUGHES, -        MANAGER.
Agents wanted to sell fruit,
shade and ornamental trees and
small fruit plants. Apply Royal
Nurseries Ltd., 710 Dominion
Bldg., Vancouver, British Columbia.
The relations between Mexico
and the United States are strained almost to the point of war.
General Huerta's note to President Wilson is practically one of
Cadillac Automobile (1911) in
perfect condition; electric lights,
speedometer, &c. Apply or write
Cadillac, 1632 Burnaby street,
Vancouver, B. C.
For prompt and efficient
freight service see Charles
McCaffery, Lillooet, B. C.
Established 1836
Head Office,   -   -   Montreal
Savings   13 e p a rt m e n t
Accounts opened  for  sums of One Dollar and  upward.
Current Accounts
Issue cheques and have paid cheques returned for receipts
Collections made in all parts of the World
Travelers' Cheques issued, payable anywhere
A General Banking Business conducted
A. B. GREIG,   Manager      -    -.   Lillooet Branch
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, 21 for $9.00
Lillooet, B. C.
W.   J.   Abercrombie,   Proprietor
A First-Class Table.
REGULAR Trips up Seton Lake every
Convenient for all passengers to Mission,
Bridge River, Short Portage, Anderson Lake,
MGGillvray Creek and the Pemberton country.
Leaves, 8.00 a. m.    Arrives at Mission, 10 a. m.     Arrives
Short Portage, 11 o'clock
Returning Leaves Short Portage, 12 p. m.     Leaves Mission
12:45 p. m.    Arrives, 3:00 p. m.
Listings of Lillooet Farm Lands and Town Property. If you
have property for sale we can find you a buyer. We write
fire life and accident insurance. * Ask us for our rates.
They can't be beat. Let us attend to your conveyencing.
Notary Public always on hand.
Boultbee, Jacks and Cruickshank,
Exclusive agents for the Lillooet Townsite Addition. THE PROSPECTOR
Fruit and Farm of Vancouver,
in its November issue, has an interesting reference to the efforts
which the Ashcroft potato growers are making to protect the
reputation of their product. Ashcroft potatoes have achieved an
enviable reputation for quality
wherever they are known. In
the past few years dealers and
others have been trading upon
this reputation and have been
selling inferior potatoes as Ashcroft product. To prevent this
the growers this year have adopted a trade mark, which is stenciled upon each sack, and are inaugurating an advertising campaign the keynote of which is
"look for the mark on the sack."
In this way they hope to prevent
the fraud which has been practised in years gone by.
One of the great drawbacks to
the development of mining in
British Columbia is found in the
absurdly high and speculative
prices demanded for metaliferous
and coal properties. No prospect
is worth more than the cost of
proving it, and the prospector or
speculative holder should be willing to take his chance along with
the investor. If a prospect cannot make a mine it is worth nothing. The best prospect requires
a large amount of capital to prove
it up and to place it into productive condition when that work is
successful. Only one prospect
in twenty has any chance of
proving a mine, and the investor
is obliged to consider the development of a prospect accordingly.
British Columbia is on the eve
of the greatest mining development the province has known.
Scouts for investors have been
numerous this summer. The
difficulties they meet with are the
scarcity of developed properties
on the market and the excessive
prices placed on prospects which
might otherwise justify development. That the province may
have the full benefit of the promised renewal of mining activity it
behoves every man who has the
interest of the mineral industry
at heart to do his utmost to keep
it clean and free from wildcat
promotions. There are enough resources and opportunities for
legitimate work without wild-
catting. Then the mineral industry may be expected to undergo
steady and prosperous development till British Columbia takes
its place among the leading mining countries of the world.
Navigable Waters Act.
(R. S. C. 115.)
Railway Company hereby gives notice
that it has, under Section 7 of the said
Act, deposited with the Minister of
Public Works at Ottawa and in the
office of the District Registrar of the
Land Registry District of Yale, a description of the site and plans or its
proposed bridge over the Fraser River,
near Lillooet.
And take notice that after the expiration of one month from the date of
the first publication of this notice the
said Railway Company will, under Section 7 of the said Act, apply to the
Minister of Public Works at his office in
the city of Ottawa for approval of said
site and plans and for leave to construct
the bridge in accordance therewith.
Dated at Victoria, B. C, this 16th
day of October, 1913.
D'Arcy Tate,
Counsel for Pacific Great
Eastern Railway..
This notice was first published in the
Lillooet Prospector on the 31st day of
October, 1913.
Liquor Licence Act.
(Section 41)
on the first day of December next, application will be made to the Superintendent of Provincial Police for renewal
of the Hotel Licence to sell liquor by
retail in the Hotel known as the Victoria
Hotel, situate at Lillooet, in the Province of British Columbia.
Dated this 31st day of October, 1913.
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 Donald Arthur Manson. .
2. The address of the applicant is
Lillooet, B. C.
3. The name of the stream is Little
Blackwater Creek. The stream has its
source in Little Blackwater Lake, flows
in a Southeasterly direction, and empties into Anderson River on Lot 2757.
4. The water is to be diverted from
the stream on the North side, about
one mile and a half from where it empties into Anderson River.
5. The purpose for which the water
will be used is irrigation.
6. The land on which the water is to
be used is described as follows: P.R.
7. The quantity of water applied for
is as follows: One cubic foot per second.
8. This notice was posted on the
ground on the 27th day of October, 1913.
9. A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the requirements of the "Water Act" will be
filed in the office of the Water Recorder
at Clinton. Objections may be filed
with the said Water Recorder, or with
thte Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
o31 By Samuel Gibbs, Agent.
Water Notice.
Application for a Licence to take and
use water, will be made under the
"Water Act" of British Columbia,
as follows:—
The name of the applicant is James
Landsborough; the address of the applicant is Pemberton Portage; the name
of the stream is unnamed and comes
from a spring on Lot 1253. It flows
Southerly in Lot 1253 and empties into
Summit Lake at a point in said Lot.
The water is to be diverted from the
stream on the East side, about 125 yards
up stream from the Pemberton Portage
road; the purpose for which the water
is to be used is agricultural; the land on
which the water is to be used is described as follows: Lot 1253, owned by
Frank Swannell Vilhelm Schjelderup
and the applicant.
The quantity of water applied for is
as follows:—One cubic foot.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 11th day of October, 1913.
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.
Oct. 23. Applicant.
Liquor Licence Act.
(Section 41)
on the first day of December next, application will be made to the Superintendent of Provincial Police for renewal
of the Hotel Licence to sell liquor by
retail in the Hotel known as the Excelsior Hotel, situate at Lillooet, in the
Province of British Columbia.
Dated this 24th day of October, 1913.
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 names of the applicants are
Henry George Coldwell, Alfred Joseph
Drinkell, and Robert Shafto  Coldwell.
2. The address of the applicants is
Mountain House,   linton, B. C.
3. The name of the stream is Seven
Mile creek.
4. The water is to be diverted from
the stream on the North side, about 2
miles South from the S. E. corner of
ungazetted Lot 3458, thence down
stream about 550 yards.
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:—Land
as covered by our applications for preemption, filed with the Provincial Land
Office tn Clinton, B. C, on the 27th
day of October, 1913.
7. The quantity of water applied for
is as follows:—200 miners' inches.
8. This notice was posted on the
ground on the 28th day of October, 1913.
9. A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the requirements of the "Water Act" will be
filed in the office of the Water Recorder
at Clinton. Objections may be filed
with the said Water Recorder, or with
the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
Henry George Coldwell,
Alfred Joseph Drinkell,
Robert Shafto Coldwell,
By Applicants.
Henry G. Coldwell, Agent.      o31
Water Notice
Application for a License to take and
use water, and to store and pen
back water, will be made under the
Water Act of British Columbia, as
The name of the applicant is Charles
Manuel Castellain; the address of the
applicant is Riske creek P. 0., Chilcoten, B. C.; the name of the stream is
Cargile creek. The stream has its
source in a spring, flows in an easterly
direction, and empties into Chilcoten
river about four miles from its junction
with the Fraser river. The water is to
be diverted from the stream on the
North side, about 160 rods from its
source. The purpose for which the
j water will be used is irrigation. The
land on which the water is to be used is
described as follows: Unsurveyed (preemption applied for). The quantity of
water applied for is as follows: One
hundred inches; the quantity of water to
be stored is two hundred and forty acre
feet. The reservoir site is located about
20 chains East and 20 chains South from
post marked TL I XXX, TL III XXV.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 1st day of October, 19'3.
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, B. C.
Objections may be filed with the said
Water Recorder or with the Comptroller
of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B. 0.
Oct. 17 Applicant.
Headquarters for Mining Men
Free Bus Meets All
Boats and Trains
Commercial Hotel
L. H. Clement, Prop
Guest Comfort is My Motto
Corner Hastings and
Cambie Streets
Vancouver, B. C.
American and European Plan
Pioneer Watchmaker
and Jeweler
318 Cambie St.      Vancouver, B.C.
Orders by Mail Attended to.
Fine Watch Repairing a Specialty
p- d. booth, b. sc. b. c. l. s.
Booth & Downton
1011-1014  Rogers Building
Phone Seymour 1544
Vancouver and Lillooet  B. C.
Samuel Gibbs,
Lillooet Representative
Etc., Etc., Etc.
Pavilion, - B. C.
Lillooet Auto Car Co.
J. H. Kriege. C. B. Clear
Expert Machinists
and Fitters.
Being equipped with all facilities
for the prompt repair of automobiles, bicycles, etc., we are now
in a position to execute the most
intricate orders. No job too
small or too large to receive our
prompt attention.     	
Dry Goods,
Camp Supplies,
Fancy Goods,
Lillooet, B. C.
Lillooet, B. C.
Open all Night
LEE BROS, -   Proprietors
Saddle Horses
Pack Horses,
Single and Double Rigs
for Hire.
Hunting Parties Furnished.
Horses and Rigs for Hire
Light and Heavy Draying
Express Delivery
Bus Meets all Regular Boats
at Seaton Lake THE  PROSPECTOR
A band of 420 sheep were recently driven through town, destined for Quesnel, for the consumption of the citizens of that
place; the owners of the flock
being, of course, P. Burns & Co.
Snow fell in Clinton last Saturday, followed by a heavy drop in
the temperature. Old-timers are
heard to predict that the snow
has come to stay; that the fall
will be heavy and that winter has
set in.
Mr. James Coleman, assisted
by Mr. G. Morrison, is making
good progress with his house. He
is using "Rubberoid" in place of
shingles, an experiment which
will be followed with interest in
this part of the world.
Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy, of
the 141-Mile House, paid a short
visit to friends in Clinton last
week, on their way home. Mr.
Murphy still remains owner of
the 141-Mile ranch, prospective
sales having been postponed indefinitely.
Hunters have been very busy
during the last week, a large
number of deer having been
brought in. One sportsman after
big game succeeded in gathering
in forty-seven (47) rabbits in a
couple of hours, within a quarter
of a mile of the town.
Joe Smith spent a few days
last week at Crow's Bar, with
his eldest son Joseph. A couple
of weeks ago Messrs. H. Koster
and Joe Smith, jr., bought the
Crow's Bar ranch from Thos. J.
Derby. Mr. and Mrs. Derby immediately moved to Vancouver,
where they have made their
Clinton has now a veritable
bulwark of pre-emptions; posts
have cropped up like mushrooms
on the surrounding hills and valleys. Surveyor Johnson, of Kamloops, who re-surveyed the town-
site, did quite a little surveying
in that line before he left.
Public auction of the lots of the
new re-surveyed townsite of Clinton is anxiously awaited. Many
enquiries are being made as to
when the event is likely to take
place. It is considered possible
that it may take place in two or
three weeks, but also appears to
be probable that the Government
will wait until the spring.
Cattle have again been on the
move. A band of about 130 head
from McAuleys ranch at Riske
creek were driven through on
their way to the coast. The Western Canadian Ranching Co., Ltd.,
transferred 320 head this week
from the Gang Ranch to Harper's
Ranch, ten miles from Kamloops
on the Thompson river, where
the company owns about 1000
acres. A.W. Stobie was in charge
of the bunch. The company is
entering into an extensive irrigation scheme for supplying water
for the Harper ranch property; it
is said to contain some of the
finest land.
Considerable speculation is still
rife as to whether or not Clinton
will be a divisional point for the
P. G. E. Railway. It is thought
by some that if a divisional point
is established in the vicinity of
Anderson Lake, which appears
more than probable, then Clinton
would be out of the running, as
the mileage would not fit in.
Then again, it is claimed the railway has not enough flat land
available for yard purposes, etc.;
but as for that, the railway reserve, which is immediately adjoining the town to the northwest, contains acres of suitable
land for the purpose, and besides,
a few steam shovels would make
short work of the few objectionable mounds and sidehills.
Down on the Pemberton Portage there was some excitement in
one of the P. G. E. construction
camps the other day. It seems
that the cook had been missing
meat from his larder, and, on one
occasion, almost a whole quarter
of beef. Indians were blamed
for the shortage until one day the
assistant cook discovered bear
tracks in the vicinity of the meat
cache. That settled it. This information was secretly conveyed
to the boss cook, who, being an
inventive sort of genius, organized a novel bear hunt. A wire
was laid from the kitchen to the
meat safe where it was made
fast to the head of a steer, long
since deceased. The kitchen end
of the wire was connected up
with a dish pan, in which was
placed a small iron bar. Under
the cook's bed this new telephonic system was installed, and
in due time the cooks retired for
the night. Towards morning
they had a call from "central,"
and grasping their rifles, carefully stole forth, when up stood
the largest bear these cooks had
ever seen. They both fired at
him, which caused a roar from
the wounded animal and the appearance of two smaller ones.
Rifles were immediately dropped
and a race made for the kitchen,
but the cook beat the poor cookee
by several yards and slammed
the kitchen door in his face. The
cookee's yells aroused the entire
camp, Swedes, Italians, Russians
and others, who made a fine
noise about being disturbed, but
when they learned the cause they
quickly went to bed again. It
was broad daylight before any
investigation was made. From
the size of the tracks found, one
of the animals must have been
a very large one—probably an
old silvertip and her cubs.
Our correspondent states that
Clinton is now fast assuming a
real business-like air, the closeness of construction camps seeming to have the effect of stirring
thirtgs up, as well as introducing
new people. The camp at Kelly
Lake has been steadily increasing
in numbers, there now being
over 150 men employed. Quite a
number of Clintonites have joined
with the constructionists. Two
more camps are shortly to be
started in the vicinity of Kelly
Lake—nearer to Clinton—and by
spring-time, it is stated on good
authority, fully two thousand
men will be working between
Clinton and Kelly Lake. The
lake is fast assuming the appearance of a little town, stores and
places of amusement are opening
up, with doubtless more to follow,
as the camps will in all probability
be there for a couple of years,
on account of the nature of the
work. For about 15 or 20 miles
from Kelly Lake to Pavilion, to
say nothing of the rock work between Clinton and Kelly Lake,
there will be an immense amount
of heavy rock cuts and fills; several tunnels will also have to be
constructed. This kind of work
will naturally take time and a
great deal of labor, as anyone
with a knowledge of that particular section of the district will
readily understand; consequently
Kelly Lake will lose its solitude
for two years or more, and Clinton, being the nearest town, will
reap a considerable harvest.
All kinds of fresh fruit at the
Dupras candy and lemonade parlor. Likewise, the very finest
brands of cigars by the box.
Tomorrow the open season for
big horn sheep will expire.
Boots & Shoes.
Shoe Repairing
Agents for House of Hobberlin
Lillooet to Lytton
Experienced Driver.
Reasonable Charges.
J.M. Mackinnon, BROKER, Vancouver, 6. 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.
Heavy and Light Wagons 2
Repaired at Moderate Cost, <j
i, and all Work Guaranteed.
NOTICE is hereby given that I, J. A.
Cathie, have this day sold all my right
and interest in the Plumbing and Heating business to L. R. Gould, of Lillooet,
who will execute all contracts now in
course of completion, namely the Victoria Hotel Plumbing contract and C.
A. Phair's Furnace contract.
I am undertaking to pay all outstanding accounts and to collect all monies
due me, with the exception of the above
mentioned contracts, which have to be
paid to L. R. Gould.
Witness: Samuel Gibbs, Notary Public.
Lillooet, B. C, Nov. 3, 1913.
For prompt and efficient
freight service see Charles
McCaffery, Lillooet, B. C.
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 plans, profiles and books of reference or the location of the Pacific Great
Eastern Railway in the District of Lillooet from its crossing of the South
boundary line of the District to Mile
11.4 on its location from Kelly Lake
Summit, North, as sanctioned by the
Minister of Railways under Sections 18
and 26 of the said Act.
General Counsel.
Victoria, B.C., Nov. 1, 1913.
Lands, Mines, Insurance and Collections
Mining business in all branches
a specialty.   Farms for
sale or lease.
Lillooet,  - British Columbia
A limited number of prime-bred
Barred Rock Pullets and Cockerels; these birds are bred from
the three best laying strains in
B. C. Pullets $2 each; Cockerels
$3.     Mrs. Alex. Lochore,
Rosebank, Lytton, B. C.
James T. Farmer.


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