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VOL./, NO. 7
Dates For Byelection
Victoria, Dec. 5.—Hon. H. C. Brewster
will appeal to his electors in the capital
city week after next. The nomination
date is fixed for Saturday, Dec. 16, and
polling, if any, for the following Thursday, Dec. 21.
The same dates that were set yesterday
afternoon by the executive council for the
Victoria byelection will apply also in the
case of the two seats in Vancouver, as
well as in Nanaimo, Dewdney, Greenwood
and Cranbrook.
In Prince Rupert the dates fixed are
Saturday, December 23rd, for nomination
and Saturday, December 30th, for polling,
if any. The scattered area of the Northern constituency renders it necessary to
give a little longer time there between the
issue of the writ and nomination day and
between nomination and polling, as there
is so much ground to be covered in the
posting of the required proclamations.
In the event of acclamations in all constituencies the byelections would he over
before Christmas, as promised by the
The Legislature will not meet until February 22.
To Be An Editor
Most any one can be an editor. All an
editor has to do is to sit at a desk six
days out of a week, four week of the
month, and twelve months of the year,
and "edit" such stuff as this:
"Mrs. Jones of Cactus Creek, let a can
opener slip last week and cut herself in
the pantry."
"A mischevious lad of Piketown threw
a stone and hit Mrs. Pike in the alley last
"John Doe climbed on the roof of his
house last week and fell, striking himself
on the porch."
"While Harold Green was escorting
Miss Violet Wise from the church social
last Saturday night, a savage dogtattacked
and bit Mr. Green oh the public squared
"Isaiah Thimmer, of Running creek was
playing with a cat last Friday, when it
scratched him on the verandah."
Exercise for Ladies.
Throwing a fellow over
Tossing one's head in the air.
Jumping at a chance.
Pushing one's self forward.
Getting in the swim.
Fishiug for an invitation.
Shooting arch glances at a man.
Twisting him around the little finger.
Casting about for an excuse.
Running up millinery bills.
From 180 to 200 pounds of rosea, of
about 200 roses to the pound, are required
to produce one ounce of attar of roses.
Mr. W. B. Bailey, well known member
of Harvey, Bailey. Ltd., of Ashcroft, died
on December 5th, at his home in Vancouver. •	
Mr. J. R. Greenfield, post office inspector, died suddenly last week, in Vancouver.
The Anderson Lake Mining and
Milling Co., Ltd.
Head Office, Lillooet  B.C.
The Annual General Meeting of the
Shareholders of the Anderson Lake
Mining and Milling Company Limited
will be held in the head office of the
Company at Lillooet on Thursday afternoon the 11th day of January 1917 at
the hour of 2 o'clock p.m.
Lillooet, December 15, 1916.
Frank Marquis has sold his
mineral claim, the Eureka, situated on Bridge river, for $1000.
The Pioneer mine is closed
down. It will be opened again
about February 10.
Word was received this week
that Mr. Slocombe and Miss
Turner were married in Vancouver last week. Mr. Slocombe
is well known in these parts, he
having been teller in the local
branch of the Bank of B.N.A.
for some considerable time. He
has the heartiest good wishes of
his many friends for a happy
wedded life.
With Canada's 500,000 contribution of
men for empire service at the front,
promised by Premier Borden, still considerably more than one hundred thousand short of fulfillment, and Canadian
casualties amounting to not less than
60,000 (not including prisoners in the
hands of the enemy), recruiting in Canada would appear to have slowed down
to a rate hardly sufficient to maintain
the wastage of war, to say nothing of
increasing the Dominion's strength on
the firing line. This, with the supreme
crisis of the great struggle in which we
have a vital interest not yet reached. It
is hardly to be wondered at, in such circumstances, that the most serious minded are now advocating some form of
conscription or universal national service in Canada, and that adherents of
this plan are growing in numbers.
Regrettable as it may be that upon
this generation of the British Empire,
whose aims and ideals are devoted to
peaceful development, shonld have fallen, all unsought, this last terrible test
of patriotic devotion and endurance—a
war to the death! Still the ordeal is upon us. As an Empire, as a Dominion,
as a Province, as individuals, we can not
and dare not ignor or shirk it. We
could not, as Britishers, conscientiously
or self respectingly have done other than
our spokesman and representative in the
world-wide British hegemony. Great
Britain, did, when on August 4,1914, all
unprepared as she was she threw down
the gauge of battle to the Brutal Barbarian of Europe, in defence of Right
against Might, for the ma'. - \nce of
all that is best and most J in the
Christian civilization of cc ies against a recrudescence of , -uries old,
blood-thirsty paganism. rt and soul
as we are with Great   F .nd her
allies in this fierce, unre.., ._• nd un-
advoidable struggle betweeiq abso
lutely irreconcilable and uncoy mising
ideals and array of forces, v. .nust be
with them in bodily presence, in manpower, and in money-power as well.
We cannot weaken from the fray. We
must rather gird up our loins to a stronger and more determined resistance and
offensive as the crisis approaches. To
allow our efforts to relax now would be
fatal just perhaps at the critical time,
months hence.
Such being the case it behoves us to
persistently probe the present disquieting and really discreditable situa' ion in
Canada with regard to furnishing our
share—our voluntarily promised and
pledged contribution of the man-power
required to carry on and bring to a conclusive, sucsesslul issue the present tremendous contest, on the outcome of
which hang the destinies not only of our
own Empire but the civilized world.
Special Bulletin From The Commission of Conservation
from these regions of all currant
and gooseberry bushes and fruit
and by placing an embargo on
the importation of such  stock.
Unfortunately,  the wild gooseberry is equally as dangerous as
an intermediary in spreading the
disease.  ,_.. ._ ........... .......
Any loss entailed by even the
total destruction of the whole
currant family is insignificant
compared to the value of the
white pine in Canada. In 1914
the white pine production of Eastern Canada, including logs and
sawn lumber, totalled $16,000,000
The cutting and manufacture of
this timber furnishes employment
to thousands of men and supplies
hundreds of industries with raw
material for which no satisfactory
substitute can be secured. The
white pine is one of the most important tax-payers in Canada and
contributes no less than $1,250,-
000 to the total revenue of about
$4,000,000 which the four eastern
provinces derive annually from
their forests. In view of these
facts it is evident that drastic
measures should be taken at once
to eradicate the disease which
threatens this resource.
Through the invasion of the
"white pine blister rust", a virulent fungus disease imported from
Germany about seven years agor
Canada is seriously threatened
with the extermination of her
white pine resources, probably,
the most valuable forest assets of.
Eastern Canada. This disease
has destroyed the white pine in
Europe, has made serious ravages in the pineries in the northeastern states, and is spreading j
in Ontario and Quebec. Centres
of invasion are scattered from
Maine to Minnesota in the United
States, and from Southwestern
Ontario to Southern Quebec in
Canada, the Niagara peninsula
being the most seriously infected
in the Dominion.
For its full development and
transmission to the pine, the disease is dependent on the currant
and gooseberry bushes. The fact
that it cannot spread directly
from one pine to another offers a
means of control and no effort
should be spared to combat the
rust by exterminating the current arid gooseberry bushes in infected or exposed districts, or at
least by prohibiting the shipment
School Concert
The.School Children's Concert
will take place in Santini's Hall
on Friday eveninsr, December 22.
Admission 25c.
The Revd. Archdeacon Pugh
will hold Divine Services in St.
Mary's church here next Sunday,
the 17th inst.
Early Communion at 8 a.m.
Morning service at 11 a.m.
Evening service at 7.30 p.m.
Trains leave Squamish on Monday and Thursdays, arriving at
Lillooet 8 p.m.. Trains northbound will leave Lillooet Tuesdays and Fridays at 8 a.m., arriving at Clinton 11.15 a.m.
Southbound trains leave Clinton
Tuesdays and Fridays 2.30 p.m.,
arriving at Lillooet 6 p.m. Train
leaves Lillooet southbound on
Wednesdays and Saturdays at
7.15 a.m., arriving at Squamish
dock 3.30 p.m., Vancouver at7.30
Lillooet Ladies' League
A meeting was held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. Adams
on Saturday afternoon, December 9th, for the purpose of organizing a 'Ladies Patriotic League',
at present to raise monies, and
also to stimulate recruiting for
the 230th Ferestry Battalion.
Mr, Adams opened the meeting
by introducing Sergt. Grimway,
who made a brief, but stirring
speech, as to what the Ladies in
different parts of B.C. were doing to help this great cause.
His speech being finished the
ladies voted in their officers. The
result as follows.
Miss Goode     -     President
Mrs. Bell       -       Vice-Pres.
Mrs. Asselstine   - Secretary
Mrs. Egan      -      Treasurer
Executive Committee. — Mrs.
Dunlop, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Cran,
Mrs.  Elliott,  Mrs. Bridge, Mrs.
Foster,  Mrs.  Christie, and Miss
The meeting adjourned to meet
again at the home of Mrs. J. S.
Bell, on Saturday afternoon, December 16, at 3. p.m,
Mrs. J. A. Asselstine, Secretary,
The "Western Lumberman", in an
editorial on che lumber outlook for 1917,
says; in part:—
"The outlook is full of promise for our
lumbermen. On top of last year's grand
harvest, with much of the grain still in
the elevators, the prairie husbandman
this year gathered a smaller crop that
will sell—at the higher war prices—for
almost as much money as its record-
breaking predecessor. As a result, the
farmers may be said to be fairly "rolling in money." While they are buying
automobiles and other so-called luxuries
with a free hand, it may be taken for
granted they will not forget to set aside
enough of their hard-earned wealth to
erect a new home for the family or a
bank barn for the live stock, as the necessities of the case may demrnd. In
the aggregate there is bound to be a
tremendous amount of building on the
prairies next year, and 90 per cent of it
will be done by the farmers. Stocks
carried by the retailers are admittedly
low; and both the Coast and Mountain
mills have less lumber in their yards
than has been the case for a number of
years. The lumber output for last year
will have to be very largely exceeded
for 1917 if the demand is to be supplied
without the aid of the American mills
—more especially in view of the strong
probability that the off-shore export
trade will absorb a considerable proportion of next year's cut. By May I ten
or a dozen of the new lumber carriers
will probably have sailt d with cargoes
and according to plans now taking shape
the full numi er of twenty-five vessels
provided for in the B. C Shipping Act
may possibly be completed by midsummer.
"It is gratifying, also to be able to
record that the B. C. logging industry,
having passed through very trying times
is now on a better footing than for a
number of years past. Tbe output this
season has broken all records, and while
logging''costs have" been heavy and operations have been hampered by the
shortage of labor and difficulty in securing wire rope and other supplies, wi believe that most concerns have made
some money, Camps at the Coast are
now closing and the surplus of logs on
hand will barely suffice to keep the mills
supplied until spring. Comparatively
few logs were exported this season, and
with a number of big mills closed down
some people have been at a loss to account for the big consumption of timber.
They failed to take into account the increased canacity of our pulp and paper
mills, which have operated continuously
and absorbed large quantities of hemlock and larch timber. With two more
large pulp mills in operation next season
—the Swanson's Bay and Ocean Falls
plants — and the assurance of much
greater sawmill and shingle plant activity following the opening of the new
year, it may be said the outlook for the
B. C, logging industry is the brightest
in its history.
The rapid substitution of steel freight
cars in the place of wooden cars, which
was taking place up to a few years ago
has apparently been checked by the
great demand for steel for other uses
and the consequent difficulty in getting
delivery. A return to the wooden freight
car is being reported by many of the
large railroads, and, now that they have
had a good trial of the steel car the
wooden car is likely to get a better reception than formerly.
Railroad companies, after several
years use of steel cars have commenced
to wonder whether there is any profit in
pulling a 60,000 pound car around the
country when a 80,000 pound car will
serve the same purpose equally well. Investigation based upon actual operation
has proved that wooden freight cars,
with properly distributed metal parts,
would save the railroads millions of dollars annually in coal consumption, wear
on wheels and other parts of the under
portion, and in avoiding the hauling of
unnecessary weight. This statement is
made on the authority of Ralph Budd,
assistant to the president of the Great
Northern Railroad.
Adding moisture to the air reduces the
amount of heat necessary for comfort.
As much as 20 per cent of the coal bill
can be saved by adding moisture to the
air. Air should never contain less than
40 per cent and preferably 50 per cent of
Careful inspection and prompt repair of
defective flues, and asbestos or metal protection for all woodwork near stoves and
pipes would materially reduce the number of fires jn Canadian homes.
Scarcity of paper broke us in halves
this week.   Full size next week—maybei THE  LILLOOET  PROSPECTOR
General Merchant    -
Hardware Groceries
Men's Furnishings Crockery
Miners Supplies Shoes
Fishing Tackle Guns
Na-Dru-Co. Drugs Tents
Bicycles Furniture
Dry Goods
Lumber, etc.
Agent for
Eastman   Kodaks,   Edison  Phonographs,   Moore
Lights, Singer Sewing Machines,   Bapco  Paints
Hours :  7 a.m. to 8 p.m.       Saturday,  7 a.m. to 9 p.m
Tremendous Advance in Price of Flour
Since buying our last car flour has advanced $1.80 per
barrel. We have a good stock, so advise our customers to
buy now, Today's prices, which are good for one week, are
as follows: •
Royal Household, 49 lbs., $2.85. Five Roses, 49 lbs., $2.85
Pacific Gem, 49 lbs.,    -   $2.75. Our Best, 49 lbs., $2.65
These prices are under today's costs.
Complete stock of Fresh Groceries on hand at low rates.
We Aim to  Please   the Tourists  and Travellers
Cheerful Dining Room—Best Meals in Town
Bar is stocked with the Finest Grades of Wines and Liquors
Large Pleasure Launch on Seton Lake for the accommodation of guests
Automobile Meets all Trains
Alex. C Phair, - Proprietor
Dry Goods, Gents' Furnishings
Groceries, Confectionery,
Footwear, Hardware, etc.
Headquarters for Mining Men
Hotel    mm
Chas. Mason, Mgr.
Quests  Comfort
is    My   Motto
Corner Hastings and
Cambie Streets
Vancouver, B. C.
Subscribe for the Prospector
Send Us Your Job Work— Support Home Industry
Protect your
Family by
Insuring your
Life in the
Life Insurance
in the world
W. E. Morrison
Local Representative
Prospector Office
Take notice that Hugh Ross, whose
address is Pemberton Portage, B.C.,
will apply for a licence to take and use
three thousand miners inches of water
out of Owl Creek, which flows south
east and drains into Birkenhead River
about two and on* half miles from Lillooet river. The water will be diverted
from the stream at a point about two
miles north went from Owl creek bridge
on County Road and will be used for
mining purpose upon the claims described as Owl, Stirling, Virginia. Ruby,
Eagle, Copper Wonder.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 24th day of October, 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 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.
HUGH ROSS, Applicant.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is the 24th of November 1916.
NOTICE is hereby given that Courts
of Revision and Appeal, under the provisions of the "Taxation Act" and the
"Public School Act" for the Lillooet Assessment District will be held as follows, -
At the Court House, Lillooet, on Wednesday December 13th, 1916 at 11 o'clock
in the forenoon.
At the Court House, Clinton, on Tuesday December 19th, 1916 at 11.30 o'clock
in the forenoon.
Dated at Clinton B.C. November 21st,
Judge of the Court of Revision and
Notice of Cancellation of
reserve covering certain lands in Lillooet
District for the depasturage of stock, by
reason of a notice published in the British
Columbia Gazette on the 7th day of
August, 1884, is cancelled.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,    .
Victoria, B.C.
November, 3rd, 1916 2-2m.
and she is for hire
By the hour, day, or night.
Victoria Hotel.
When in Vancouver
Stop at
The Burrard Hotel
(One Block East of New C.P.R. Depot)
American and European Plan
Under New Management
J. McGillivary,      -      Proprietor
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