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Vol. 1 No. 9
A special to The Prospector
from Vancouver states that Find-
lay was elected mayor of that
city at the elections held last
Thursday by a majority of 1314,
defeating Taylor, who has been
mayor for the past two years.
In Victoria Beckwith defeated
Mayor Marley by 49 majority
At New Westminister Lee was
elected mayor by 300 majority,
defeating Bryson.
The public meeting held on last
Tuesday night for the purpose of
discussing ways and means for
the improvement of the main
thoroughfare through the town of
Lillooet, was well attended and
proved quite interesting. As
there was considerable opposition
to the plans proposed, some
rather warm debates resulted and
the meeting was forced to ad-
journe with nothing accomplished. J. Dunlop acted as chairman.
Teddy Holt and Jack McPhail
have been busy for the past week
cutting ice. They have about
20 tons cut to date which is being
brought from the river to town by
a pack train of six horses in
charge of Joe Dickey and Jack
James. The ice is being packed
away in the ice house at the rear
of the Victoria, and while Teddy
and Jack remark that it is not
any to pleasant being the ice men
this weather, the ice cream and
cold drinks will be appreciated
by all on the sweltering days of
next July.
It is announced that work will
soon be commenced on the new
floor in the Santini hall. Number one four inch flooring has
been ordered from the Seton lake
mill and as soon as this is delivered several of those especially
interested will get busy with their
saws and hammers laying the
new floor. This will be a great
improvement and should add
materially to the pleasure of the
dancers. It is hoped that the
floor will be completed and put in
good shape by the time the girls
give their Leap Year dance.
Mr. and Mrs. Mose Foster accompanied by their nephew Kenneth Chislom, are registered at
the Excelsior.
Billy Riley, Dick Means and
Billy Elliott came down from
Bridge river today. They report
about eighteen inches of snow in
the Bridge river valley, and
two feet at the Lome, while on
Mission mountain there is about
a foot of fresh snow making some
three feet in all. They also report that Leach and Brown have
struck bedrock at the Pioneer,
after driving about 150 feet of
tunnel. They say that all at the
mines and on the river are feeling fine.
Wednesday was sort of a gala
day in Chinatown when the new
flag of the Chinese republic was
raised and the inhabitants of
that section cf town bid a fond
farewell to their queues. Atnight
they let loos3 their e-ithis'asm
in a display of fireworks.
A, F. Noel, Dan Hnrley. C.
Copp and Mr. Cloulercame in on
the auto today. Mr. Noel will
remain in town for several days
attending to business matters,
when he will return to Vancouver
Dan Hurley will remain in town
for some time. Mr, Copp will
leave in a few days for the Coronation mine, accompanied by Mr.
Couler, who will act in the capacity of cook at the mine.
A flurry of snow passed over
town this week leaving the
ground covered, but not enough
fell to afford sleighing. From
reports Lillooet is again the most
favored spot in the province, as
it is said there was a heavy fall
generally throughout the country
and that there is sleighing at
the coast cities.
E. Bell of Clinton paid
a short visit this weik.
$2.00 Per Year
Cayoosh Creek Valley—A Scene Near Lillooet
Billy Page is busily employed
these days with his hammer making extensive improvements at
the Victoria hotel. At present he
has completed a new partition
between the wash room and the
register office which cuts some
off the wash room but adds
greatly to the office. When completed a cigar stand will be installed which will afford the
lovers of the fragrant weed an
opportunity to select from a
choice collection. It is also understood that the dining room
will be enlarged and improved.
Dick Clark came in lest Tuesday after a short visit to Ashcroft
and proceeded to get busy at on e
boosting the minstrel show which
was to have been put on here a
short time ago but had to be
postponed. Dick says that Ashcroft is soon to have a local -production and that from indications
they will put on a good show,
He also states that he can obtain
some semi-professional talent
from that place to help out the
performance here and that with
the co-operation of our local talent he could put on something-
good. A meeting has been arranged to be held at the Victoria
Saturday night. The date set for
the show is Monday, February 5.
James Watkinson of Foster Bar
ranch is spending a few days in
Rev. E. Teale from Lytton
held service in St. Mary's church
on Sunday last.
Rev. Bromwich has received
word that his wife is rapidly recovering after undergoing an
operation at a Victoria hospital
Mr. Monroe of the Jones'
ranch drovo into town yesterday
with a load of beef for the Excelsior.
Paul Santini came in from the
Fountain ranch yesterday and
will remain for a few days on
Pete Rebagliati came in Saturday with A. D. Scott on the auto
from Lytton and left again on
Tuesday, spending the few days
visiting his many friends here.
C. D. Wray visited town Saturday from his camp on Cayoosh
creek, where he is working his
placer lease.
■I 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
FRIDAY,  JANUARY 12,   1912
Good Roads.
At the present time the
''Good Roads" movement is
occupying a good deal of attention. Mr. P. W. Luce is
the secretary of the Canadian
Highways Association which
has been formed to assist in
having a Canadian Highway
established from Aberni, B.
C. to Halifax, N. S. It is to
be hoped that within five
years it will be possible for
an English tourist to ship his
automobile by freight from
Liverpool to Halifax, Nova
Scotia, step aboard his machine once it lands on Canadian
soil and motor at his leisure
and convenience across the
continent, traveling oyer good
roads every foot of the way.
The Hon. Thomas Taylor,
Minister of Public Works expects that the British Columbia section of the Canadian
.Highway will be completed
withinjtwo years. The people of Lillooet should wake
up and see that they are
linked on to the great Transcontinental Highway. The
scenery of Lillooet is second
to none and if the citizens of
Lillooet will only pull together and get a good safe road
to Lytton we will soon hear
the hum ofautos loaded with
tourists to view this home of
the picturesque and the
Railroad Coming
One of the most convincing
reasons for beliving that Li1-
looet district will soon be
traversed by a railroad is the
interest the boosters of Vancouver are manifesting in
the Peace river country.
These guardians of the welfare of the coast metropolis
are wide awake to the fact
that settling of 55,000,000
acres of rich wheat lands in
that section means an enormous amount of trade which
rightly belongs to them, but
which will be monopolized by
the prairie towns unless efforts are made to obtain the
necessary railway connections
that they may have the necessary transportation facilities to allow them to compete. The most feasible
routes for such a line is either
to follow up the Fraser or to
come through by the Pemberton, and in either event the
road  cannot   miss Lillooet.
Once we get this connection
with the outside markets Lillooet district  will    rapidly
forge ahead into  her own.
In a recent article regarding
the Howe Sound route for
this   proposed Peace   river
road, Mr. A. G. McCandless,
president of the Vancouver
board of trade, has the  following to say about the Lillooet    section:  "Pemberton
Meadows,   about 100 miles
from Vancouver, is the next
important place on the route.
This valley   contains about
30,000 acres of first-class bottom lands, capable of raising
mmense crops of nearly all
kinds of farm   produce, but
specially adapted for  vegetables and small  fruits.   At
Green river, close by, there
is a splendid water power of
sufficient capacity to furnish
light and power to the thousands of people  who will no
doubt be located there in the
near future. Winding around
the Birkenhead river and following the old Cariboo road
we reach Anderson and Sea-
ton lakes, each about fifteen
miles long, divided by a portage of about a mile in length
From Seaton lake the miners
find their way into the Bridge
River mining country.    This
is a most promising district,
but owing to the difficulties
encountered and the heavy
cost of transportation it is
impossible to carry on the
workjsuccessfully, exception
a small scale, but with reasonable transportation facilities, there are many who believe this would be one of the
most successful mining-
camps in British Columbia.
Some three miles from Seton
lake we reach the town of
Lillooet, on the banks of the
Fraser. This section is already famous as a fruit and
vegetable producer, but as
the nearest railway station is
about 50 miles away, there
is nothing to do but wait for
a railway."
This shows that the district is attracting the atte -
tion of outside patties and
that it is being strongly cona
sidered as abactor in the sup
port of the proposed line. To
show just how much in earnest the people of Vancouver
are in this matter a mass
meeting was held recently
and several prominent men
spoke exhaustively on the
subject, all seemed eager for
immediate acuon in regard
to same and passed resolutions that a delegation be
sent to Victoria for the purpose of bringing about construction work at the earliest
possible time.
Delivered    When    Promised
and Correct When Delivered
The Prospector
Lillooet, B. C.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an application will be made to the Parliament of Canada, a
the session thereof now being held for an Act tot
incorporate a Railway Company under thename
of Vancouver and Peace River Railway Company
with power to lay out, construct, equip and
operate a line of railway fiom the City of Vancouver in the Province of British Columbia by the
most practicable route north easterly to the Eraser River in the vicinity of Lillooet, thence noilh-
erly following the Eraser River to a point at or
near Fort George, thence northerly across the
Parsnip River, thence northeasterly through the
Pine River Pass, thence easterly along the Va ley
of the South Pine River to Coal Brook in the Dominion Reserve Block, thence southeasterly to a
point in the Grand Prairie in Alberta in the vi.'i
nity of Bear Lake, thence in a Northerly direction
to the Peace River in the vicinity of Dunvegan,
thence crossing the Peace River and northeasterly to a point in the vicinity of Peace River Crossing, thence northerly on the west side of the
Peace River to a point in the vicinity of Fort
Vermilion, thence northerly to a point on the
Peace River below the Vermilion Chutes—with a
branch from the main line in the vicinity of the
Middle Branch of the South Pine River northerly
to a point on the Peace River in the vicinity of
Hudson's Hope.
To construct and operate telegraph and telephone lines and to charge tolls for the use thereof; to can y on and do an express business, to construct bridges and to construct the same so that
they may be available for the use of foot passengers and vehicles, to collect tolls for the passage
over said bridges, toconstruet, acquire, and navigate steam and other vessels, toconstruet.acquire
lease and dispose of wharves, docks, elevators,
warehouses, offices and other structures, to constrict, acquire, maintain or otheiwise utilize
hotels, to acquire, generate and utilize water and
steam power for the purpose of compicssing air
or generating electricity ai.d to dispose of the
surpius not required for the purposes of the Company, to develop and acquire electricity and other
power and to dispose of and distribute the surplus
thereof; to enter into agieements with other Companies together with all other usual and customary poweis. The Railway and works to be constructed to be declared u work for the general advantage of Canada.
DATED at Vancouver, B. C, this 27th day of
November.   91..
Solicitors for the Apt licants.
an Application will be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of
British Columbia at its next session,
for an Act to incorporate a Conijary
with power to lay out, build, construct,
equip and operate a line of railway to be
operated by steam, electricity or other
power for the carrying of Passengers
and freight from the t ity of Vancouver
in the Province of I ritish ( olumbia by
the most practicable route northeasterly to the Fraser River in the vicinity of
Lillooet, thence northerly generally
following the Eraser River to a point at
or near Fort George, thence northerly
across the Parsnip River, thence northeasterly through the Pine River Pass,
thence easterly along the Valley of the
South Pine River to Coal Brook in the
Dominion Reserve Block, thence easterly to a point on the eastern boundry of
British ■ olumLia in the vicinity of Swa«
lake—with a branch from the main line
in the vicinity of the Middle Fork of the
South Pine River northerly to a point
on the Peace River in the vicinity of
Hudson's Hope, and thence across the
Peace River and easterly to the Eastern
foundry of I ritish i olumbia, and with
power also to construct and operate
telegraph and telephone lines and to
charge tolls for the use thereof; to carry
on and do an express business, to construct bridges and toconstruet the same
so that they may be available for the
use of foot passengers and vehicles, to
collect tolls for the passage over said
bridges, to construct, acquire and navigate steam and other vessels, to construct, acquire, lease and dispose of
wharves, docks, elevators, warehouses,
ohices and other structures; to construct, acquire, maintain or otherwise
utilize hotels; to acquire, generate and
utilize water and steam power for the
purpose of compressing air or generating electricity and to dispose of the surplus not required for the purposes of the
< ompany, to develop and acquire electricity or other power and to dispose of
and distribute the surplus thereof; to
use, own, equip and operate water
power convenient to the road for Railway and other purposes; to enter into
agreements with other Companies and
with all powers given by the "Model
Railway Bill" and with such other
powers and privileges as arc usual or incidental to all or any of the aforesaid
DATED this 27th day of November
A. D. 1911.
Abbott & Hiut-McHarg
Burns & Walkem
Solicitorsfor the Applicant The      Prospector
Scottish New Year
The stately residence of the
Landsborough brothers in the
Pemberton Meadows was this
year the scene of a good old
Scottish New Year feast. Most
of the leading Scotch families in
the vicinity were well represented, among whom the Ronayne
family occupied a prominent
place. Although scarcely distinguishable in the throng, the
diminutive form of our local store
keeper was noticed at the end of
one of the tables. Those tables,
aching and groaning under the
weight of seasonable delicacies,
were soon eased of a part of their
superabundant load. The time
devoted to social entertainment,
was all too quickly at an end, and
with many a Happy New Year
the guests began dispersing to
their several homes.
Red Top Mine
Recent reports from Watson
Bar creek state that it is the intention of the owners of the Red
Top mine* situated four miles
above the mouth of that creek,
to start operations as soon as
spring opens up. The ore carrying dyke on this property is 100
feet in width and can be traced
for three claims. To the present
time operations have consisted of
100 feet of tunnel which shows
ten feet of the dyke, and it is
said some good assays have been
obtained. The property is owned by W. Trimble, J . McGillvary
and James Veasey of Ashcroft.
Other claims have been staked
in this vicinity by prospectors
who were out last summer.
Lytton's Water System
After a short delay awaiting
the arrival of the hydrants, the
new water system for the town
of Lytton is now practically complete. The pipe line has been
finished for some time and the
water turned on. It is said that
the system is near perfect in
every detail and the work a credit
to those who had the construction
in charge, while the improvement will benefit the town many
Hard Trip
Charley Wallace, the Pemberton mail carrier, came in on
Thursday and started back with
the mail the same day. He reports having had a hard trip
owing to the high winds encountered on Anderson and Seton
lakes, the water being so rough
it was almost impossible to pull a
boat across. There is very little
snow, he says, in the Pemberton
country and so far the settlers
have enjoyed a very open winter.
 , o	
From North Fork
Frank Moule came in this week
from his North Fork ranch, and
reported that everybody and
everything in that locality is getting along fine. The settlers
have never seen a more open
winter and that the stock is
coming through in good shape.
Hill & Burnett
New Westminister          B. C.
If you want freight haul
ed from Lyt+on to Lillooet
just  bear it in mind that
McCaffery & McKibben
 have the two"'best "outfits
on the'road'and can give
you   quick   service     and
guaranteed      satisfaction
Address Chas. McCaffery bt Lillooet
or   Hazen>McKibbcn at Lytton to
make  arrangements
Represented in Lillooet by
W. Haylmore
Lillooet General Store
W.J.PAGE   -   Proprietor
_-T.I--jr*:'-«■-  . ■*   - .-■
A newly-bought stock of
staple and fancy groceries
An excellant line of dry
goods, clothing, furnishings, etc. Call and see us.
Lillooet General Store
W.J.PAGE   -   Proprietor
First Class Table, and Good
Liquors and Cigars.
B. C.
===== J
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.
New Store
Woik on the new store building being constructed at Lytton
by George Baillie is progressing
favorably considering the cold
weather and when completed will
be another creditable improvement to that busy little railroad
towr. The site of the new building is beside the McKnight property on the side street leading
to the Lillooet road. The structure will be two stories in height,
about sixty feet in length, the
ground floor being used as store
room while it is understood that
the upper storey will be converted into a hall.
FOR SALE-One Berkshire
boar $7.50, and pure bred Collie
pups, $5.00 each. Alex Lochore,
Rosebank, Lytton, B. C.
Roy McDonald
Six Tables
Cigars and Tobaccos
Smokers Supplies
General Hauling.
Lillooet Meat Market
Fresh Killed Beef, Pork & Mutton
Large and small orders
given our persona] attention. Satisfaction
Fresh    Vegetables    in    Season 1
U.S. KEARY   -    -   Proprietor
I, Joseph Ogle Trethewey of
Hanceville.by occupation a rancher, give notice that I intend on
the 20th day of January next at
eleven o'clock in the forenoon to
apply to the Water Commissioner
at his office at Clintonfora license
to take and use 14 cubic feet of
water per second from Big Creek
a tributary of the Chilcotin River,
the water will be used on Lots
375, 1185. 2223, 985 and my preemption of 160 acres, for irrigation purposes. I intend to apply
at the same time for permission
to store two thousand six hundred acre feet of the said water in
two reservoirs at, first Fletcher
lake being used by Claude R.
Wilson for years. Site of new
reservoir about four miles below
Fletcher Lake on Minton Creek,
Joseph Ogle Trethewey
Dated this 12th day of December
t     i , in' ii.
Subscribe  for the Prospector The      Prospector
Notice is hereby given that unless a certain dark red and white
heifer with no visible brand which
is now at my place is removed at
once and all expenses paid includ
ing the cost of this advertisement
I shall at the expiration of thirty
days from this date sell same to
defray expenses.
Lillooet, B. C, December 28, 1911
The Annual General Meeting of
the Shareholders of the Anderson Lake Mining and Milling Company, Limited, will be held at the
head office of the Company at
Lillooet, B. C.,on Friday evening
the 12th day of January, 1912 at
the hour of 7:30 p. m.
Samuel Gibbs,
December 12, 1911.
Harness Maker    Saddler
Carrying All Lines. Horse
Blankets. Repairing of
all Description a Speciality
Ashcroft      -    -      B. C.
Lytton to Lillooet
Three   Hours    Enroute
Expert Driver
Connects With all Trains
Enquire at the Victoria Hote?
that an application will be made
to the Legislative Assembly
of the Province of British
Columbia, at its next Session for an Act amending
Section 3 of the British Columbia
& Alaska Railway Act, 1910,
(Ch. 56, Statutes of British Columbia, 1910), by striking out all
the words after the word ' 'Columbia" in Line 10 of said Section and substituting therefor
the following:
"And or from Fort George in
a northeasterly direction to the
valley of the Parnsip River by
way of Fort McLeod, thence
along the Parsnip River to a junction with the Peace River, thence
along the valley of the Finley
River through Sifton Pass,
thence down the Stikene River
to a junction with the main line
at Telegraph Creek. Also powers to build branch lines either
through the Pine River or Peace
River passes to the eastern bound
ary of British Columbia, or by
way of the most feasible route,
or in the alternative by the most
feasible route between Lytton
and Teslin Lake, also to build
from a point on said line of Railway to the City of Vancouver
o.- from the City of Vancouver
to a point on the said line by the
most feasible route."
AND FURTHER for an Act
extending the time within which
the Company has to commence
construction, and extend ten per
cent of its capitalization.
DATED at Victoria, B. C,
this 5th day of December, 1911.
Robertson & Heisterman
Solicitors for the Applicants, the
Ri'lv. a.1
& Alaska
Prospector Ads Pay.
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and get all the heme news
General Merchant Manufacturers Agent
For   Twenty-five Years   I/.llooe's Leadirg 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-VVilliam'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, W n
Caps,  Fancy Neckties,   Men's Furnishings just opened up
The °nly 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
Notary Public
Lillooet   -   -    B. C.
Lands,  Mines, Insurance and
Mining'  business  in  all branches a
specialty.    Farms,   Fruit lands   and
Residential properties Cor Hale.
Lillooet   -   B. C.
Outfitters for Prospectors, Trappers,
Miners, Ranchers,
Etc. Our goods are
the best and prices
are right
— — M m I ~m~
R. C.  Stephenson
I Blacksmith and
Expert   Horse-
All Work Promptly
LILLOOET    -  ■ -   B. C.
Stage Line
Regular Stage leaves Lytton Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7 a. m.
Regular Stage leaves Lillooet Wednesdays and Sun
days at 7 a. m.
Wire or write for Spcc'al  Stage or
Desired Information
lytton, B. C.
ASHCROFT      -      -    B. C
Frank Mclntyre I
Lillooet's Barber
Operating  in   the   southwest corner of the Victoria
Hotel   Lobby
Don't forget the Number
Horses and Rig<   for  I lite
Express Deliveiy
Light and Heavy   Draying.
15. ('.
Subscribe for th^ Prospacor
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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