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The Lillooet Prospector Feb 9, 1912

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Vol. 1 No. 13
Believing that "it is better to
be late than never" we areissue-
ing The Prospector this week
several days behind the scheduled
time. Last week we ran into a
bunch of the joys(?).of running
a country paper back from the
firing line of civilization where if
the only printer in town falls ill
about publication day there is no
"sub" available to take his place.
That's what happened to us last
week and consequently we were
delayed. And then—take a
glance at the number of this issue
—13 and supposed to be issued on
Friday—13 and Friday were
never on speaking terms so it, is
little wonder, that we ran into a
streak of hard luck. However,
we offer our humble apologies to
our readers and patrons for the
delay and assure them that it will
never happen again if it is in our
power to prevent it.
F. Davis drove Magistrate Saul
over from Clinton on Saturday
last and since his arrival the
judge has been busy dealing out
penalties to offenders of the
peace that have fallen into the
clutches of the law in this vicinity. He held court on Monday
Tuesday and Wednesday of this
week, all the cases coming before him being in regard to the
liquor act so far as supplying Indians is concerned. He states
that the weather in Clinton is
mild for that section, but the
judge seems to be enjoying the
Lillooet sunshine to the fullest
extent of the law.
Fred Kinder returned from
a short visit to coast points last
Wednesday and remarks that it
is surprising the amount of interest that is being taken in Lillooet all along the line. The
Bridge river section, especially,
is in the limelight and many
of the best known and most reliable mining men on the coast
are eagerly watching developments in that locality and speak
favorably of the outlook. He
also states that not a few of
these gentlemen spoke in very
optimistic terms regarding the
possibility of a railroad entering
the district in the very near future. Everything there looks
good for Lillooet. On this trip
Fred purchased 5000 feet of pipe
which he will utilize in installing
a water system on his place
above Seton Lake.
Joe Russell, deputy game warden and James Rowbottom left
Wednesday for a trip of about
ten days duration up the river as
far as Churn creek. Joe is making the trip on business in connection with his government
position, but James only winked
ye when asked what
took him into that district. It
is understood, however, that he
is killing two birds with one stone
by looking into some land propositions in that locality that he has
been interested in for some time
and also investigating the story
of the Indians that has been going the rounds of late regarding
the rich quartz picked up somewhere in that section. They will
probably cross the river at one
of the upper crossings and re -
turn home by way of Clinton.
The week broke this year's record for social events; there being, besides the minstrel dance,
two other "hops" that were
well attended and enjoyed. The
first was given on Wednesday
night by thetown be /s for the
benefit of the Lytton visitors
who were in town after the show;_
and the second was on Friday
night, a farewell dance given to
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Logan of
the 19-mile ranch who expect to
leave in a short while to take up
their residence one the eastern
Rev. Bromwich, who for the
past eight months has been a resident of Lillooet, being in charge
of the Methodist church here,
moved to Ashcroft last Saturday
to take up his former position as
pastor of the Methodist church
in that place. Rev. Bromwich
is well known throughout this
section and has a host of friends
both in Ashcroft and here that
wish him success wherever he
may be. He said before leaving
that latest advices from Mrs."
Bromwich, who is in the hospital
in Victoria, were to the effect
that she is rapidly recovering
and will soon be able to join him.
It is understood that Mr. and
Mrs. Mose Foster will move into
the Methodist parsonage vacated
by Rev. Bromwich's  departure.
M. P. Gordon, of Victoria, was
a visitor to Lillooet this week
looking over several propositions
in real estate in this vicinity and
before he left announced that he
had secured an option on the property belonging to E. S. Peters,
and adjoining Wo Hing's store
on Main street. The parties interested were reticent about giving particulars in regard to the
deal but it is generally believed
that it means something good in
store for Lillooet. Mr, Gordon
expressed himself as well pleased
with the outlook for this section,
and expects that with the coming of the railroad Lillooet will
push rapidly to the front. He
will leave Sunday for Victoria,
but expects to return in the near
future to look after interests
A Leap Year dance will be
'given in Santini's hall on next
Wednesday evening. Mrs. Stanley Marshall and Mrs. W. J.
Page have the affair in charge
and from preparations being
made it should be another of
Lillooet's "good times." The
girls attending will have to pot-
lach a dollar apiece and the boys
will be given the opportunity to
show their ability in getting up
. a lunch for the crowd.
Mr. and Mrs. Munroe, of the
Dr. Jones' ranch, came in from a
short visit to the coast on last
Monday's stage,
This was traveller's week for
Lillooet, no less than six "knights
of the grip" staging it in to call
on our local merchants. R. D.
Donglas, for Leckie Shoe Com
pany accompanied by congenial
"Buck" McMasters, for J. W.
McMasters and Sons dropped in
on Saturday. On Wednesday
D. W. Campbell, representing
the Saskatchewan Flour Mills
company and A. N. McDonald, a
safe salesman came in and did
considerable business for their
respective firms. L. Goldberg, a
hide buyer, was also a Wednesday visitor, visiting the various
ranches in the vicinity. Thursday brought in W. I. Linton out
for the Corby Distilling company
Miss Reynolds of Cache Creek
and H. W. McKenna of Ashcroft
left for their respective homes on
Saturday's stage. They stated
that they intend visiting Lillooet
again in the near future. Come
again, Billy; we'll all be glad to
see you.
$2.00 Per Year
The next big event on Lillooet's
social calander is the masquerade
ball which will be given in San-
tini's hall on Friday, March 1st.
Ray Powers and Dick Clarke
have the affair in charge and are
sparing no time or money to
make it successful. Several
prizes will be offered, and already
much interest is being taken
in the dance locally. C. A. Phair
is making arrangements to get
in costumes from the coast, and
everything points to a' 'big night''
on the first.
The minstrel show given by
the Lillooet boys last Monday
night can be described as nothing less than a decided success.
From start to finish the program
went without a hitch while the
dance and supper following was
thoroughly enjoyed by the large
crowd in attendance. Bert Phair
as interlocutor kept things moving with a snap, Jimmy Rowbot-
tom's songs and speeches wei*e
indeed a cure for the blues; Teddy Holt's offering was a credit to
himself and the show; Dick
Clarke's ability as a singer is too
well known for comment while
H. W. McKenna—well, he is a
show by himself. Foo Wang,
who in everyday life is Arnold
Weber, sprung a surprise on his
townspeople and their visitors
with his clever conjuring. Much
credit is due Miss Baker for her
able assistance at the piano and
for the interest she took in helping to conduct rehearsals, while
Ab Brett comes in for a good
share of credit for his deligent
efforts as stage manager and for
painting the special scenery used
in the performance. There were
many visitors from outside points
in town for the show and all
were loud in their praises of
Lillooet's hospitality. It is reported that the attendance was
near, if not, the record crowd for
such an event in the town, and
everyone attending voted it one
of Lillooet's banner "good
Among the visitors to town
this week to take in the minstrel
show were the following-registering from Lytton: W, C. Keeble,
F. Loring, A. McKibben, R.
Hamilton, G. Petrini, J. Kane
and A. Scott. All departed for
their homes this week after expressing themselves as having
had an excellent holiday in Lillooet. 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
Get Busy
Some effort should be made
on the part of the citizens of
of Lillooet to have this district linked with the proposed
Canadian Highway. The
good roads movement is becoming generally popular
and the whole country is
awakening to the fact that
the days of barely passible
trails are over. There is no
greater developing medium
for any section than good
roads. It not only increases
the land values from 45 to
70 per cent, makes it possible to transport the heavy
machinery necessary in the
development of the mines,
but it attracts tourists,
and motorists to the section.
When one stops to think that
it has been possible to have
an auto operating over the
Lytton-Lillooet road every
day this winter with the road
in its present condition, it is
only reasonable that with
this thoroughfare improved
and put in first class condition, then joined to the transcontinental highway, the
traffic into Lillooet would be
increased many fold. For
scenery Lillooet is hard to
beat and with improved roads
we could draw heavily from
the pleasure-seeking  public
.1    . O '   i
Tell It to The Editor
The Abbotsford Post says:
'"The average citizen does
not at all dream how often
this or any other paper is
pressed for news items. There
is always room for a good
piece of news—even so small
an item as telling about the
fellow who went to sleep in
one of the front pews of the
church during the sermon,
although his best girl was
seated beside him up to the
best business announcement
where a million dollars are
to be spent in improvements
of a district—no item too
small if of local interest, and
of course none too large."
The Prospector shouts:
"Here! Here!" Anyone with
a local item up their sleeve
will always receive the glad
hand at the printing office.
Every  little   happening   is \
wanted, not only in Lillooet
but throughout the district.
It is surprising how good a
"story'' can sometimes be
made from the most trivial
occurance. If you know
of anything new locally or
that has reference to the district, tell The Prospector.
Looks Good
The efforts now being
made to secure Lillooet property, both mining and
ranching, by some of the
most influential investors in
the country, looks good for
the district. It shows that
they have' faith enough in
the future of this section to
risk their financial interests
and now, with railway transportation practically an assured fact there is no reason
why Lillooet district should
not make good.
Cadwallader Creek
From Sucker Creek the
hardest part of the journey
had to be encountered. The
snow had disappeared and
the only solution of the difficulty was to build go-devils
or jumpers on which to convey the machinery the remaining ten miles, a steady
climb of four thousand feet
over the most miserable of
trails. However, men were
sent ahead to widen and .
build a trail all the way to
the mines and all sorts of
contrivances and dodges were
resortedto in order to acheive
success. In some cases five
horses were to be found harnessed tandem fashion dragging the load over bare
ground in the most inacces-
sable places. The machinery
however, was safely landed
at the mill site and such was
the excellence of the system
that not one piece was broken
or missing. Every piece
came to hand just as Mr.
Robert Ward, the superintendent of construction, required it and such was the
celerity of the work of construction that six weeks
after the machinery was on
the ground the mill was completed and in running order.
The mill started crushing ore
the 15th of August, 1899, and
has' continued to run with
only short inturruptions ever
since. This, I believe, was
the first experience of the
Hamilton company in building a sectional quartz mill, a
mill especially designed to
meet the difficulties of transportation over a wild and
impassable country. The result has been an undoubted
success and the stamp mill
on the Coronation group of
mines on Cadwallader creek,
a tributary of Bridge river,
is the result of the manufacturing skill of the.. Hamilton
company and to the energy
Delivered    When    Promised
and Correct When Delivered
The Prospector
Lillooet, B. C.
-and pluck of Robert Hamilton and Arthur F. Noel.
An amusing incident occurred to two of the minor
engineers, Mr. Charles Noel
and Mr. J. H. S. Rowbottom,
otherwise known as "Little
Jimmy," alias "Powten."
These two men were sleighing down the river at a high
rate of speed when the driver
shouted for "brakes." There
fifty yards ahead of them
stood a mighty buck on an
island of ice, keeping a dog
at bay which had evidently
been pursuing him. The deer
on seeing the z rrival of fresh
foes took to the water and
made for the shore. The ice
was glare and the poor
brute being helpless to scale
the bank took to the water
again. By this time Jimmie
(who is a hunter by instinct)
had succeeded in getting the
lines off the horses and with
them Charles Noel successfully lassoed the buck. This
being accomplished the next
thing was to know what to
do with him. Little Jimmie
suggested hauling him on the
ice and hitching him on in
front of the team a la Santa
Claus and driving him down
to camp spider fashion. This
however, his partner would
not agree to, suggesting that
being a buck he would certainly live up to his name. It
was at last decided that the
deer must die, so after a
large amount of slipping and
sliding and tumbling into the
water the animal was hauled
onto the ice and Jimmie with
a large carving knife which
he calls his "snicker-snee"
and which he always packs
around with him for such use
ful purposes, proceeded to
•administer \ 'a coup de grace."
This operation he thought he
had successfully performed,
baton making investigation
to see if there was any further kick coming from the
supposed dead deer, he received two sounding whacks
with both hind feet on his
back, sending the little hunter high in the air, and as his
partner quickly observed,
took a tumble to Himself.
For a few minutes everything was blood, fur, .cold
water, deer and hunters.
Jimmie, however, was now
thoroughly aroused and determined that something had
to go. Something went, the
animal became respectably
dead and was carried into
camp with great accluma-
tions and Jimmy was loaned
all the soft things to sit on
for days afterwards. The   Prospector
F. ^Campbell, government agent
left for the^coast on Tuesday's
stage and is expected back in a
weeks' time.
Marie LeBourdais entertained
a number of her little friends on
her birthday, Monday, 29th.
With games, music and refreshments the children greatly enjoyed the evening.
The weather has beeo exceptionally mild for the past week,
which was a pleasant change
from the severe weather we had
Mrs. R. Pollard and Miss
Evelyn returned home Wednesday from the coast where they
have been visiting for the past
few weeks.
Our local policeman is busy
collecting revenue tax. He believes in ' 'making hay while the
sun shines."
F. Broughton, formerly of
Alexandria, is now employed in
W. Ritchie's blacksmith shop.
Jim Bishop and Miss Gracie
Bishop of the 57-mile house and
Roy Eden of the 70-mile house
were visitors in town this  week.
George Forbes of Lac La Hache
passed through town this week
on his way to the Peace River
country via Edmonton, Alta.
G. W. Carson of Pavilion came
in this week with a load of hay
for the B. C. Express company.
The date for the Clinton annual masquerade and ball has
been set for February 15 and 16,
and this year's event promises to
eclipse all former efforts. The
committee having the affair in
oharge is composed of W. S.
Ritchie, C. Dougherty, G. Ulrich
C. Pollard and M. Botterill. The
reception 1'committee is George
Carson, L. McCarthy and Walter
Baillie. D. A. McDougall is floor
manager. The price of admission
for both nights including supper
is $5, and from present indications
there will be a large crowd in attendance.
A letter received by the Prospector from North Fork states
that the weather at present is
bright, clear and very mild and
if the ground hog was foolish
enough to come out on the second he certainly saw his shadow.
The Burkholder boys are busy
on their new barn, and expect
to rush the same to completion.
Birch and Duncan are employing
themselves getting out fencing
to further improve their place.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moule, accompanied by Bobbie South paid
Lillooet a short visit this week,
while Ralph Webster and Charlie
Miller were the guests of the
Burkholder family to dinner last
Sunday. ,
Hill & Burnett
New Westminister
B. C.
Represented' in Lillooet by
W. Haylmore
If you want freight haul-   |
ed from Lyt+on to Lillooet J
just  bear it injnind that
McCaffery & McKibben
have the two best' outfits
on the road and.! can give
you quick service and
guaranteed     satisfaction
Address Chas. McCaffery at Lillooe
or  Hazen   McK bben at Lytton to
make arrangements
Lillooet General Store
W. J. PAGE   -   Proprietor
A newly-bought stock of
staple and fancy groceries
An excellent line of dry
goods, clothing, furnishings, etc. Call and see us.
Lillooet General Store
W. J. PAGE   -   Proprietor
Excelsior  Hotel
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
Ship Goods To LilkWt in my Care
Prompt  Attention  Guaranteed
LYTTON        - - - -      B. C
Lillooet General Store
W.J. PAGE, Prop.
In Order to Dispose of Stock on
Hand as Rapidly as Possible we
Offer the Following Cash Prices
1400 lbs Beans 4 c lb
Jersey Cream, per case 4.60
Reindeer Milk, per case 6.05
Lipton's Tea, per lb. 40c
Victoria Cross Tea,- per lb 3£c
Rajah Ceylon Tea, per lb 25c
Star Brand Coffee per lb
35c or 3 for $1.00
Brown Berry Coffee, per lb.
35c or 3 for $1.00
Magic Baking Powder, per can
20c or 6 for $1.00
B. & K. Rolled Oats at
35c or 3 for $1.00
Vinegar, per qt bottle 25c
Rice, per lb 6c
Sago, per lb 8c
Tapioca, per lb 8c
Buck Brand Overalls per pr.  85c
Buck Brand Overalls (bib)
per pair 75c
Smocks, each 75c
Shirts, from 75c to $100
Regular $3.50 Sweater for    2.75
Socks, per pair 15c and up .
All Other Goods in Stock will be
Sold at Correspondingly Low
Prices    Terms Cash
An artist who was employed to
retouch a large painting in an old
church in Belgium, rendered a
bill for $67.30. The church
trustees, however, required an
itemized account and the following are a few of the items presented, audited and paid:
Correcting the Ten Commandments, $4.12; Renewing Heaven
and adjusting the stars, 8.14;
Touching up Purgatory and restoring lost souls, 3.06; Brightening up the flames of hell and put
ting a new tail on the devil, 7.17;
Putting a new stone in David's
sling and enlarging the head of
Goliath, 6.13; Mending the shirt
of the Prodigal son and cleaning
his ears, 3.39; Embellishing Pon-
tios Pilate, and putting new ribbons in his bonnet, 3.02; Putting
a new tail oo the rooster of St.
Peter, 2.20; Re-pluming and re-
gilding the left wing of the
Guardian Angel, 5.18; Washing
the servant of the High Priest
and putting carmine on his cheeks
5.02; Taking the spots off the
son of Tobias, 10.30; Putting earrings in Sarah's ears, 5.26; Decorating Noah's Ark and putting
new head on Cham, 4.31: Total,
$67.30, 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. 1589.
The water will be used on Lot
1589 for irrigation purposes.
Signature: Moses Foster
Dated this 31st day of January.
Some men are cynics because
they can't make a living at anything else.
Harness Maker    Saddler
Carrying All Lines. Horse
Blankets.     Repairing of
all Description a Speciality
Ashcroft      -    -     B. C.
Lytton to Lillooet
Four   Hours   Enroute
Expert Driver
Connects With all Trains
Enquire at the Victoria Hotel
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   -   - (
Prospector Ads Pay.
Subscribe for
The   Prospector
and get all the home news
FOR SALE-Cne Berkshire
boar $7.50, and pure bred Collie
pups, $5.00 each. Alex Lochore
Rosebank, Lytton, B. C.
Alfalfa Sted
Clean new seed, $18.00 per 1C0
pounds. Lillooet or Lytton. /lex
Lochore, Rosebank, Lytton, B.
■ C. A. PHAIR ■
General Merchant Manufacturers Agent
For  Twenty-five Years   Lillooets Leading Store
Complete up-to-date Stock in all Departments
Carefully Bought at Right Prices
Sole Agent for Kodak supplies, Singer Sewing Machines,
Edison Phonographs, Sherwins-William's Paint, McClarey
Stoves, -Aladdin Lamps, etc. Publishers of Local Post Cards.
Made-to-order Department in connection with our Clothing.
Prospector's and Miner's Outfits. Guides furnished for
Hunting Parties. A car of gasoline and coal oil just arrived
Groceries, Na-dru-co drugs, Famous "Big Horn" Brand
Overalls, Miner's Shirts, Blankets, Sweater Coats, Win ter
Caps, Fancy Neckties,  Men's Furnishings just opened up
The nnly Store that can give satisfaction! on orders
from the smallest to the largest.  Our Cash Price
is the Lowest Good Goods can be Sold For
We Lead, Others Follow
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
Lillooet   -   B. C.
Outfitters for Prospectors, Trappers,
Miners, Ranchers,
Etc. Our goods are
the best and prices
are right
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
LILLCOET    -    -   B C.
**    in 	
Stage Line
Regular Stage leaves Lytton Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7 a. m.
Regular Stage leaves Lillooet Wednesdays and Sun
days at 7 a. m.
Wire or write for Special Stage or
Desired Information
LEE HARRISON  -   Lytton, B. C.
ASHCROFT      -      -    B. C
Frank Mclntyre
Lillooet's Barber
Operating in  the  southwest corner of the Victoria
Hotel   Lobby
Don't forget the Number
Livery and
Feed Stables
Horses and Rigs for Hire.
Express Delivery
Light and Heavy Draying.
Liliooet       -
B. C.
Subscribe for the Prospector
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, 21 for $9.00


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