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The Prospector Jun 16, 1899

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m'wOl. i No. 49
$2.00 a year.
Last Monday   evening  Mr.    Francis
Webb, deputy sheriff for (lie County of
Cariboo, arrived on the stage and   nex:
morning Tuesday 18 h. left for the Goldmen Cache mines, twelve miles from town,
with Colonel Rives and J.   Hawley  and
and seized all the machinery, tools, furniture, etc, at the mine and mill site on
two judgments issued outof die Supreme
court at Vancouver in March and.  April
for the sums of $102.20 and $444.65 and
'C(8tB etc.   Notices have been posted and
distributed throughout the country  announcing Ihe hale to take place on Timis-
day 22nd day of June at 2 o'clock in  the
»f ernoon.   In another column well   be
found an adveitisement which will  give
'full litt of articles to be sold by the sbeiiff.
There is registered against tbe property
)\ morigage dated Djcembor  2.4th 1898,
*Snade by ibe Golden Cache Co. to W. A.
'Mcintosh and Geo. VV. Weeks   to secure
payment of 1500 debentures of $10 each.
Tbe mortgage was   by deed dated   Jan-
uaiy 18th 1899, assigned to J. D. Bretze
and .). R. Seymour.   The seizure of the
Smicliinery at the Gulden Cache has been
expected for several  weeks   and   would
I' have taken place sooner, the delay being
on account of no deputy  sheriff   having
■' been appointed for this section.
It ia expected  that   a  new   company
will purchase the machinery and   work
'other properties on Cayoosh creek on   a
large scale.   It is hoped that the parties
'will be suecetsful as the   Golden   Cache
'^Co. is  financially embarrassed and   no
'/chances of  doing   anything,   and   the
[.machinery will be put to some use  and
("cause tbe employ   a   number of   men,
|*which will help Lillooet and the   whole
jdistiict out considerably.     In a   short
time moie ('efinite insinuation will   be
simmons to his knees and in the tenth
round put him on his back twice and
once to bis knees and in the eleventh
with a couple of jabs in the neck and
jaw Fitz fell prone and was counted out
bis seconds carrying him to his corner
Jefferies was fifty pounds heavier than
Fitz and had youth in bis favor. Jim's
father who lives at Los Angeles, and
works at the preaching business, in an
interview says: "It's just as I said eome
time ago when asked for an expression
of opinion as to the coming battle. The
Lord was in tbe fight. He was with Jim,
and of course Jim won."
George Huiley left for Lytton this
morning and will be absent a couple
Born.—At Lillooet, B. 0. on Friday
June 16th, to tbe wife of Thomas A.
Brett of a son.
Government Road Engineer.
\   F. C. Gamble and Arthur Stevenson,
}droad superintendent for tbe Yale  dist-
i'rict, ariivtd in  town Tuesday   evening
la/fiom   L\tlon.    Mr.   Gamble left   next
AStriorning for Clinton where he will   con-
jrteult   wilh    A.    McDmald,   the    road
^(superintendent for the L'llooet districts,
qand make a visit through the country
Ljiooking   over  the  various   roads   and
aetraile.    Mr.   Stevenson   also   left  next,
irmoming for the Big Slide where he  has
»(a gang of about 40 men at work   on   the
' '"* side of the slide and are   working
the rock work.
Maggie McDonald h somewhat improved this week and able to get around
the house again.
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The last load of the machinery of the
10-stamp mill for the BendO'r mines on
Cadwallader arrived at its destination
on Monday afternoon tbe J2th. Arthui
Noel who hud the contract for taking
the machinery from Lillooet has done
well and made good time. Over Mission
mountain the machinery was taken on
sleds to Bridge rivtr, where boats had
been built to take it to Sucker creek.
Over the mountain was hard woik and
tbe trail was very bad in place-', which
bad to be repaiied by tl e contractor. Up
the river, with five large batteauB the
machinery was moved in good shape and
quick time to Sucker creek. At this
point tbe boxing was removed and the
most of it packed in by horses to the
mine a distance of 12 miles, During the
whole work the machinery was kept as
close together as possible. The last load
was drawn to the mill on a " go-devil "
by Joe Russell, who had the horse decorated with evergreens, and on arrival at
the mill three cheers were given by tbe
iiieu. Ohae. .Noel, Joe Russet and John
Henry deserve ciedit -fjr the way they
worked in moving tbe machinery, and
they kept things on the jump from the
The mill is just about completed an'
last  Saturday the machinery was commenced hi ing  placd in position  and it
O. A. Harthorne and  Messrs. Atkins  is   "Pasted   bifore the end of Jtry to
J. VV. Collis and J. F. Gibson went up
Cayoosh creek this week doing assessment work for outside parties.
left at Mow son's and Messsrs. Noel, Diamond and Williams walked to the head
of Siaton lake and securing a canoe we.e
brought to town making about sixty-five
miles since hreak'ast.
and Gates left for Cadwallader this week
to prospect and develop claims.
Fred Richardson left town Thursday
morning for Bridge River and will meet
his partner C. M. Glenn at Mowson's.
Rod Chisholm, (veil known in this
section and now owns a ronch at High
Bar spent a few kays in town this. week.
Jim Jeffries the Champion.
I' The prize tight which took place last
iFriday evening at Coney Island, New
[.work, between Bob Fitzsimmons, cham-
fiction pugilist of the world, and Jim
iigtlefferies of Los Angeles, resulted in
i CfFilZiimone being fairly and squarely put
&\ut iu tbe eleventh round
The new fast train on the C. P. R.,
"The Imperial Limited," will enter into
service at 22 o'clock, midnight, on the
18th inst'.   	
Denis Murphy, barrister at Ashcroft
was called to his home at the 141-Mile
House on the Carboo road, this week on
account of the death of his mother.
Oapt. Jas. Robinson came up from
New Westminster last Thursday night
and left for Soda Creek next morning to
take'charge cf the stealer Charlotte.
C. D. Wray left Thursday morning for
the Big Slide where he will do some
work on the road gang. He furnished
his own pick and shovel to get the job.
Attempted Suicide.
Donald.Perri r under sentence of death
lor the murder of Jennie Anderson who
made an attempt to commit suicide last
Tuesday at New Westminster by severing an artery iu his wrist with a penknife, and also stabbing himself in the
stomach with the tame instrument, is
His condition was noticed, and medical aid summoned just in time to save
his life, The wound in the stomach is
not serious, the only ill effect is caused
by loss of blood from the wound iu the
Perrier waB recently respited till June
30, and medical men have bean examining him as to bis sanity.
The door for the dipper for the dredger
It was con- ; arrived in town and was taken over to
9 (idered a good fight and it seems as if j the dredger Tue; day and will be pur. in
■t Jim had the best from the start, i On j place in a few days. Work will he re-
foae second and fifth rounds he sent F:tz • ' sumed shortly.
have everything in shape for running,
R. H. Wood who has charge of erecting
the mill and putting in the machinery
has done excellent work and with his
gang of men it will only be a short time
until the job is complete.
The installing of a stamp mill on Cadwallader creek, over seventy miles of
mountain tiail and streams, is quite an
undertaking and shows what an enterprising firm the Win. Hamilton Manufacturing Company is, to put machinery
in such a place in uood condition, and it
is hoped the owners will be repaid hr
th' ir outlay. In the course of a few
months the result of the first run will be
made known.
Work is going on at the mine and good
ore is being taken out. The lower tunnel is in about 145 feet and the ledge is
not struck yet, but is expected at any
Arthur Noel came down from the mine
Wednesday evening accompanied by C.
T. Diamond, and left for the coast today to finish up bis business in > on-
nection with the machinery. From
Sucker creek coming down, a boat was
taken to Mowson's, making the trip in
six hours. The party consisted of Arthur
Noel, O. T. Diamand, T. Walters wife
and child, J. R. Williams, F. and J. La-
Rochelle, T. Racette and Johnny Tom
who steered tbe boat through the rapids.
Through the rapids was quite an experience and" with tbe large Bweils f ome of
the experienced boatmen were somewhat
nervous. The majority of the paity were
Arthur Noel leaves for the coast this
The water in the Fraser river has
risen (several ftet during tne last 24
A Victoria edition of Town Topics, a
weekly paper issued in Vancouver,. is
shortly to make its appeaiance here,
says the Victoria Colonist. Mr. J. R.
Bowman, formerly of the Produce staff
is to oe the editor.
Bi ly Johnson, teamster for Vieth it
Borland had his hand badly smashed
and right leg seriously injured in a runaway on Clinton hill last week. One of
the mules were killed. Billy wil
loose some of his rlngures.
Another claimate for Deadmau's island has turned up in the person fo Mr.
John Collier of New Westminster. It
appears that his father bad purchased
the island in 1843. Mr Collier is ignorant
of everything except that the documents pertaining to this matter were
registered at Somerset house. Mr. Collier says he will be able to give fm liter
partkulaiB in about two weeks' time.
The Licensing Board.
The licensing board  for   this   district
met at the court house   on   Wednesday
15 It, and   granted   licenses to Duncan
Fraser of the Excelssor, VV.   F.   Allen,
Pioneer   Hotel,   and    Daniel    Hurley,
Hotel Victoria.     The board consists   of
L. G. Burns, chief license inspector and
John Marshall and Thos. P. Iteed license
| commissioners. The bjard adjo lined to
: meet later on   to consider otl er   applications   filed.     All   houses  granted   a
j license fulliled the requirements of   the
i law.   The rate  charged for ltceiuea   in
! Lllooet was $200.
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Publlshedcevery Friday.
Payable in advance.
KIT. A. FRASER.        -        -        PUBLISHER.
Had the government placed the names
of tbe electors in a hat and extracted
therefrom the number necessary to make
up the list of newly elected justice of the
peace the appointments would have
given greater satisfaction. A more unsuitable job lot of appointments could
not be imagined. Under the new order
of things Princeton containing two or
three houses and about double that
number of residents has six justice of the
peace, while Greenwood has none, and
Midway none. The nearest justice of
the peace to tbe city is Charles Hay of
Columbia. James Kerr, than whom
there was not a more conscientious nor
more intelligent justice in the country is
not included in the re-appointments.
The only possible reason for this is that
Mr. Kerr did yeoman service in securing
the election of a supporter of the present
government. The truth is that the
present government is composed of about
as poor a lot of politicans as can be found
anywhere. All the details that go to
keep a party strong are neglected and
everything is centralized in the Hon.
Joseph Martin. Members who know
the wants and requirements of their respective diristct are no,t consulted and
every act of the government creates
satisfaction. Thedutiesof the members
are limited to acting as voting machines
in the house of apologists for political
blunders in their constituencies. If the
government is to escape disaster it must
be disciplined by its supporters. Its
members must be taught to recognize
that they are the leaders of a party only
when thev carrv out the wishes of the
party. Under present conditions the
rank and file have nothing to do but attempt to justify actions that they know
are politically foolish and ill-timed.—
Boundary Creek Times.
An order-in-council has been passed at
Ottawa disallowing the anti-Japanese
legislation in British Columbia. The
Semlin. Martin government refused to
amend the act, as desired by Imperial
authorities, stating that it would impede
desirable immigration to permit an
influx of Japanese and would operate to
t lie detriment of the laboring classes.
The main bill only has been disallowed,
The coinpanys bill, of which there are
a number will remain in operation.
Premier Semlin when seen by a Province representative in Victoria in . regard to the above despatch would ex
press no opinion as to the probable
action of the British Columbia government. The first intimation he had of the
rder-in-council being passed was when
approached by the reporter. He says it
will De for the legislature at the next
session to say about re-enaction.
Finance Minister Cotton, in an interview last week u .on the matter of complaints raised against the government's
policy in refusing to grant placer mining
licenses to companies to mine in the Atlin district, said that it was quite true
that the government had refused tbe
certificates, but the explanation was that
they wi-bed first to frame and adopt
regulations to prevent aliens from acquiring rights by means of joint stock
companies only nominally British. He
could i ot speak offhanded as to tbe Ontario application hut in the case of the
one of the two applications refused, the
government had good reason to believe
that Americans were actually in Victoria
awaiting the issue of the certificate to
have the control of the company turned
over to them.
In the matter of the acts to amend the
Mineral and Placer Mining Acts, 1899, J.
Fred Hume, minister of mines in an official notice say:
Notice is hereby given that the individual free miner's certificate taken out
or renewed before tbe 1st of May, 1899,
ia valid for one or more years from the
date of issue.
An individual free miner's certificate
taken out or renewed after the 1st of
Mav, 1899, vill be valid only until sucl>
31st of May.
The fee for such certificate for such
fractional part of the year will be, pro
rata, proportionate to the fee f^r the entire year. A further free miner's certificate may be taken out dating from tbe
31jt May, at midnight, 1899, and valid
for one or more years from that date.'' ,
A table will »be distributed showing
the proportionate rate to be charged for
free miners' certificates which are issued
covering only a portion of the year.
For Two Years.
The correspondent oi the Associated
Press learns upon high authority that
the Alaska mudus vivendi does no*
imply that the boundary question has
been settled or compromised, but simply
that a temporaay boundary has been
arranged and will be presented for two
years, which interval will be available
for the settlement of the question.
Hard on Victoria.
The privy council has dismissed the
appeal of the municipal corporation of
Victoria against the judgments of the
supreme court of Britfsh Columbia confirming the awards of damiges by a
lower court to Mesdames Patterson and
Lang, whose husbands were killed at the
Point Ellis bridge collapse.
Canadian Pacific Railway  Qompany'
traffic receipts for the week ending May
31st were $771,090; for the same week of
last year they were $710,000.
The Official Gazette of this week contains the following appointment notice:
E. M. N. Woods, of New Westminster, to
be a stipendiary magistrate in and for
the county of Vancouver, also to be district registrar under the Births, Deaths
and Marriages Registration Act within
the boundaries of the Atlin Lake and
Bennet Lake mining division and regis'
trarof the Atlin Lake registry of the
supreme court.
W. F, Allen  Proprietor.
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First Class Hotel in every respect.     Accommodation
for Eighty Guests.    Large wrinex comfortably furnished.     Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the |j
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
M  }k  M )&  )K
7^     /*\     TTx    /TN     ?n    7K    %X \
Headquarters tor tlie 13. t*.  Express SUifjes-
As soon ad the Lillooet-Lytton road is completed we will run a through staj'
from Lytton to Lillooet.   At piesent, we have rigs at both ends of ihe road wh.j
will take you as far as possible, and we supply saddle horse* for the rest- of trjL
trip.    By starting from Lytton over twenty miles is saved when going to Lillooe'fl
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us lor information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B I
Hotel Victoria,
LIIiLOOBT, 33. C _ ft
This1} hotel being new and thoroughly finished tlirouirho.it is the only fi,'
class hotel in Lillooet,   Persons calling at Lillooet will receive! every attention
Stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with the hotel. Heij
quarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage. \
[© © © © © ©   charges moderate,   © © e © © ©
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'1 he '''ar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandis
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Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates. V
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Post Office and Telegraph Office in connection.    Freight teams plying once>)i
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft. j\JJ
W. CUMMING, Agent, Lillooet B. C. jfll L
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Wilfrid Laurier presented to parent last week a protocol on the Alii boundary question. It showed
lid question that the United States
T.d to submit to arbitration the
lion of the ownership of the terri-
|on which Skagway and Dyea stand.
Jnited States further refused to ar-
Ite for the possession of territory
fid the Lynn canal in the neighbor-
I of Pyramid harbor, where Canada
for a port. The trouble about tbe
[-intment of an umpire has already
Charles Tupper in reply said that
| only left the matter where it was
the convention adjourned. It
lid be interesting to know what took
|e afterwards in connection with the
jsed modus viyendi pending arbi-
' Wilfrid Laurier said there was no
position for a modus vivendi.   There
V no negotiations going on for a per-
|ent settlement  of  this  boundary.
vas not in a position to give particu-
oi the negotiations.     There was a
osition to have a permanent bound-
in Lynn canal.    For the last two
tnere has been a provisional bound-
at the summitof the White pass and
tie summit of the Chilcoot   ass, and
one was wanted on the Dalton trail,
fr Charles Tupper said that the posi-
of the government was stronger
he   anticipated.    He,  however
phed on the difference on  the  ques-
of arbitration stating that if  the
Ited States claimed to jftold the prop-
\ since 1850,50 years possession might
Claimed. 0
le premier said that if the line wbicb
|ada contended for was adopted then
sjd settlements which Russsa had
the Lynn canal were handed over
|iritain under the 1815 treaty and 50
rs possession would not apply on tbe
> of the United States. However, he
lid, there would be little gained by
Iiissing it further as there was much
Tk Mt for eminent jurists to decide.
Proved Abortive.
A special despatch from Bloemfoncein
says that the conference between President Kruger .and Sir Alfred Milner.
prove I abortive.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, • - B.C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room   tree.
Anthony & Kqbson,
(Successors to; A. Stevenson.
* . Business established 1863.
General flerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
New Political Party.
I new Canadian political   party  has
i organized in Toronto which prom-
fto take an active part in  provincial
i Dominion politics.     It is called the
^dependent Labor Party of Canada."
i principal object of the party  is  to
lance the interests of  the  laboring
Ises.   The party, which is intended to
main extent to take the place of  the
pons of Industry, will not confine its
ibership, as the e'efunct organization
to the laboring or farming  classes
rie, but will admit any worthy person
irdless of position or rank  provided
I independent in political views.
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
Monster Steamer*.
1 American Shipping company   of
and has closed a contract for  tbe
largest steamers ever built on  tbe
|li water.    The  steamers  will cost
1,000 each, to  be  modern in  every
licular.   Their dimensions will   be;
iigth over all, 500 feet; depth, 30 (eet.
i carrying capacity of these huge craft
be close to 8,000 tons, on a draught
feet.     Their  building  marks  as
it an epoch in   the  development  of
jbuilding as did the 400 footers.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVRA      Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.  Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.    Stable in connection.
Printers' Supplies,
Job Printers'
Paper Stock.
Gas and Gasoline
Engines at
Toronto Type Foundry ,Co.
British Columbia Branch.
520 Cordova Street,
VANCOUVER, - - - - B C.
Dealer In Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department is unex
celled for fine work. Leave your orders with
the postmaster who will have it attended to as
well as if you camp nersonally.
Lillooet, B. C.
Have in stock all kinds of
Dried Lumber, Finishing
Lumber and Mouldings.
All orders will receive
prompt attention. Write for
prices or apply at the vard.
Wholesale   and     Retail   of   Light
and Heavy Harn«n.
Saddles, Vehicles, Saddlery Hardware, and
Harness Leather,
Quotations by mail forwarded on application.
412 HASTINGS ST., Vancouver, B.C.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
01   Mainland
And be sure that each Cigar is branded, otherwise they are not genuine
They are not only made of the Choicest Tobacco but arc of home manufacture, and
should be patronized by all good citizens.
123 Water Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
J M, Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Properties! Bondeo:
Vancouver.       *      Z       B. G(
• TH_   -   -   m.
and Contractors
Sole agents:
M. Beatty & sons Dredging Machinery.
Contractors for the design and construction of complete stamp mills, concentration,
clornation, cyanide and smelter equipments
Peterboro Ont., and Vancouver, B. C. TP1E PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JUNE  16, 1800.
Some adverse criticisms have of late
appeared in Ihe London press  with reference to the action of  the Provincial
Legislature in having cancelled by a repealing   (statute    various    concessions
granted by its predecessors to companies
formed for the purpose of constructing
railways through   different, sections  of
the province.     The   loudest complaint
on this score comes from the New B. C.
Syndicate, which last autumn purchased
for a sum of £3,000 from the Ashcroft _
Cariboo   Ralway Company the charter
originally granted some nine years ago
to this concern  affording the necessary
powers for the const listing of a railway
from Ashcroft to Barkeiville.    The proposed  railway was conditionally subsidized with a grant of land amounting to
twenty thousand acres for every mile of
road built;   but it was specially stipulated that actual construction work was
to be   commenced   by a stated period.
When this time   elapsed   without  any
attempt having In en made on the side of
the holders of the charter to carry out
their side of the agreement, they petitioned for an  extention   of the limit,
which was granted not only on this, but
on a subsequent occasion, the last extension of time for the commencement of
actual construction operations expiring
on the 8th of May of the present year.
Meanwhile the people of Cariboo district, becoming disgusted with the shillyshallying methods of the Atberoft and
Cariboo   Railway Co., instructed  their
representative in the local parliament to
cau*e the charter to be cancelled, as, in
their opinion, the   company had no intention of building a   railway, and   the
fact that a  charter was held by them
prevented more  legitimate  enterprises
from entering the field.     This and the
circumstances that the new government
had   pledged   Itself   to  discountenance
" charter-inongering"  resulted   in   the
cancellation complained of.    But before
action was taken in the matter Mr. Cotton, as minister of finance, addressed a
letter to the representatives of the New
B. O. Syndicate, wVio had purcnased the
Cariboo charter, asking   for a   definite
expression fiom them whether or not it
was the syndicates intention  to   commence the construe ion  of   the line in
the  immediate  future.   To  this communication  a very uneatibfactory reply
was received, stating merely that work
would be begun.   I.', therefore, the London purchasers of this charter have loBt
their money they have Burely no one to
blame but themselves.   Had thegovern-
intnt received the assurance for which it
asked, there is every rea-on to believe
that  the  New   B. C. Syndicate would
have received a treatment in accordance
wilh its intentions; but the country is
tired of charter-mongers and their methods.—-B. C. Mining Record.
promise on the education question, which
will give an improved municipality to
Johnnesburg and grant to the Uitlanderc
a fuller measure of control over the
police. Still the declaration in regard
to the Cape boys aud natives will hold
good. President Kruger can impose
upon them differental laws which he
says the London convention gives him
the right to do. The question of the
dynamite monoply, the Gazette says will
prove the hardest problem to settle in
the conference.
Leland House
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER   B. O
wim:. ii__:M:iL_:o_sr, pbop.
Methodists and the Sunny Way.
Dr. Carman, of the Bay of Quinte conference, does not like the manner in
which Premier Laurier has shelved the
prohibition question- He says there
may he room for a variety of judgment
on this question, but on the British
side, the side of government by majorities, there can be no question of what
was the right thing to do. Sweeping,
radical, universal and instantaneous
prohibition may not be expedient, but
the answer of the premier has greatly
grieved us. With magnificent majorities east and majorities here and west,
it would not have been beneath the
dignity of the premier and his goveri •
ment to have looked at both sidea of the
Seeking Reciprocity.
Jamica ia looking towards lecuring a
reciprocity treaty with the United States.
.V delegation has left for Washington,
for that purpose. The delegates have
not the power to enter into a treaty
owing to the proviso of the Secretary oi
state for the Colonies, that the project
cannot be entertained, should an appreciable loss of revenue result from the new
tariff. The Jamaicans have at present
under consideration either reciprocity or
annexation to the Dominion of Canada.
In order to retain her share of the West
Indian trade, it is considered almost
certain that the U. S. will agree to a
reciprocity treaty.
CARGILE HOUSE, ashcroft.
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated. Culinar
department unsurpassed. The Bar is stocked with choice liquors and cigars and
will be in charge of experienced men.   Every convenience for commercial men.
FRED H. NELSON, - - - Proprietor.
J. M. dements,^^^^ ashcroft
Lillooet Mull orders carefully attended to.
MBBCHAITT   T___I_0_-.
__s__:c:Eac>_?iT, 23. c.
Tweeds, Trouserings, Serges, Winter Goods, etc
Call and inspect our stock,
ng and cleaning a specialty.
Good workmanship and moderate charges.   Repair
Orders by mail or express punctually attended to.
Storage & Forwarding Agts
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle railway charges and forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY & Co
Kitchener's Bonus.
N. de Kevser
Parliament voted Lord Kiichener £36,-
371 for his extinction of Omdurman and
the extinction of Madhism. Many
members disapproved of the destruction
of Madhism and the disposition of
Mahdhi's tomb and the disposition of
the remains. Mr. Balfour, who introduced the vote, said that the Madhi's
remains were treated thus to dispell
superstition regarding him, but he would
admit the remains might have been
reiuterred with more decorum.
Uitlanders Will (lain Something.
The Pall Mall Gazette makes a forecast
of the negotations between president
Kruger and sir Alfred Milner at Bloin-
fentaine^which itDased upon information
obtained from a high official at Pretoria.
President Kruger, it.states.is prepared,
with the concurrence of the burgers, to
reduce still iurj^er the term of residence
necessary for qualification as a voter.
The Uitlaudere maj also secure a com-
Lawyers Defeat Law riakers.
The superior court of South Carolina
has reversed the decision of the lower
court in an important case affecting the
dispensary law. The decision gives a
citizens the right to drive into North
Carolinaor across the bridge at Augusta,
Georgia, or send his team over with an
agent, buy whisky for his own use and
return with it.
Manufacturing Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying
Glasses, Compasses and Aneroids.
All orders by mail and express promptly attended to. All work warranted or
money refunded. If your eyesight is defective call and have your eyes tested free
in the most scientific way. Spectacles and eyeglasses sent on approval to responsible parties. Tell distance you can read the smallest newspaper print and
age.   We will guarantee satisfaction.   Repairing department a specialty.
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in  Cariboo—Monday.
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and Friday.
Through and return tickets at reduced rates.    Special conveyances furnished.
Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
A Chicago public Behool is going to introduce bath tubs to wash tbe scholars.
This is quiet, a change from the way the
children were lathered by teachers in
old days, ,,,/. \ , .. ;
The Prospector
STJJ3SC_ai_3__  FOK    TT\,   $2   _V   Y____    . kjLJtA^ _Z__\    _____ .' ___*
As already mentioned, the second annual meeting of the shareholders in the
ExcelMor Gold Mining Company, took
place las' week inJVEr. J. J. Banfield's
oltice. Fully 200,000 shares were rep-
• ented by the gentlemen present. The
~-_ board was re-elected, with Mr. J.
R. Seymour, President; Mr. J. Burns
Vice-President, aud Mr. J. O. Benwell,
Secretary. The re; ort of the Directors
is as follows:
"Since the last anuual meeting held
on May 10th, 1898, very little further
development has bten taken place upon
your property, principally owing to lack
of funds in the Companys treasure.
By the advice of the Superintendent,
Oolunel Rives, no further work was done
on the upper No. 1 tunnel, which remains at 171 feet in length, hut the
lower or No. 2 tunnel was driven 24 feet
further, making 91 feet in all, but the
ledge not having then been encountered,
it wan decided by your Directors to
suspend operations until more funds
could be obtained.
At that time, (June 27th, 1898.) the
Superintendent wiote as follows" 'We
are in now 91 feet, and in tV last   week
As at May 10th, 1899.
I.—Sundry creditors, nil.
II.—To the shareholders—
Capital account authorized $500,000.00
Issued 500,000 shares of %\  each
(fully paid) $500,000.00
-Property account.
Purchase price of Excelsior mineral claim $499,926.00
Expenditure to date-
Wages  i   8,484.10
Supplies issued	
Record fees	
Freight and carriage...
50 00
Stationery and printing
Amount contributed by
sior Syndicate for development
a. b.tuin. cou.., nrni.ix.
Lillooet, B. C
II.—Building account	
III.—Supplies on hand	
Cash in Bank of B. N. A
-   $5,810.45
.   '    277.46
Contingent Asset—101,102 shares donated by
there haB been a favorable change in the | <he Excelsior Syndicate to be sold and proceeds
formation, is getting much   softer,   of a
more regular character, and more quartz
coming in, causing me to believe that
we are in the vicinity of the ledge.
Another month's work would in the
likelihood, bring us into the ledge.'
However, your directors, finding
themselves unable to dispose of any
more treasure stock, decided to shut
down the mine and ttop all further ex-
ptinjes rather than incur any liability
which the Company may be unable to
Colonel Hives wa^ notified accordingly, and on June 30th laBt the men were
discharged, and the mine closed. All
tools and supplies were carefully stored
by oui Superintendent in theCoiupany's
building at the mine.
During.June, 1898, your Directors were
asked to grant an option on the property
and in accordance with the powers
giving them at the annual meeting in
1898, they entered into an agreement for
the B.ile of the property for $135,000
subject to the approval of the purchaser's
experts. As no deposit has heen made
upon this sgreement, the option has
consequently lapsed, and owing to the
depressed state of the whole of the
Lillooet district, it has been found impossible up to the present time to find
parties willing to bond or purchase the
The polling arrangement of the promoters, or Syndicate nietnheis, mentioned in the last annual report, still con-
( Miiu'es, the certificates for the whole of
->the Syndicate shares are still in the possession of Mr. J. R. Seymour, who
holds them in trust for the owners.
,e fAs will be seen by the balance sheets
there still remains as cash balance of
$169.86 with the Company's bankers, after paying all liabilities. The mine is
crown granted and the buildings and
stores show a further asset of $377.45.
The unsol 1 ueasury stock remains the
same, viz., 194,102 shares. There are in
the name of Mr. J. W. Champion, Trustee.
used  for the development  of  the company's
Shipment of Gold Dust.!
A shipment of about $10,000 in gold
dust was brought to Ashcroft last week,
by the B. 0. Express Co., from the
Horse Fly Gold Mining Co. on Hor-e
Fly. This company is better kno'An as
the Ward claim. They are snort handed
and rtquire from 20 to 30 men at once.
Notary Public, Accountant and
Al Initljz   Br<>I_ei*
Reports on Mining Properties,
Wholesale and retail dealer in
Hay, Grain, Chop
Feed, &c.   ,\    /.
Agent for E. G. Prior & Co., agricultural implements.
R.F.Anderson &Co
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Knssel Wire Fencing.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
Route to all Eastern I'ointB.
Fewest Changes,
Quickest Time
Do you subscribe for The Prospector ?
Notice is hereby given that thirty days from
date it is my intention to sell a small bay horse,
star on forehead, two white feet, mixed brand
on right hip, (was left at my ranch to winter)
unless hors j is removed and charges paid forthwith. J. COPELAND.
Lillooet, B. C. May 25th 1899.
Our Specialties:
:____:ivr:__oo:ps, _3 c.
Through First class Sleeping Cars and Tourist
Sleeping Cars to St. Paul, Montreal and Toronto
without change.
Tl'.c Dining Car Service along the line of tbe
C. P. 1!. is unequalled anywhere.
Connections at Vancouver
With Steamer lines for
For full information as to rates, time, etc.
apply to the nearest ticket agent, or to
District Passenger Agent, Vancouver, I). C.
MINERS' SUITL1LS a specially.
Tin Shop in connection.
Eo. _E_L. -b-JJ^j-U'-L'^L?.
Post Office Store..
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc;
TR0REY The Jeweler
Vancouver, 13. C.
Offical watch   inspector for
O.P. R.
Brick Block, next to Bank of B. N. A., Ashcroft, B. C.
A large and well assorted stock of New
Goods.    Prices mailable.      :■:       :■:
Special attention to orders by mail.   L\t ns know what is wanted or  what is
the trouble, and medicines, etc.,"will be proi\_/y forwarded.
OlSirDr. Clarke's office at the store.
This is the time of the year when a cooling drink   i
most refreshing, and the most cooling drink at any time is
brewed at the
Westminster  Brewery,
N. Nelson, Prop. F. H. Case, Agent, Ashcro'i. TT1E PKOSPECTOR. LILLOOET, B. r\, FRIDAY, JUNE 1(1. 1809.
The public school will close on the 30 I
of this month for the uiideuirmier  holiday e.	
E. 0. Delong if at work again aftei
having a holiday for a week with «
6trained foot.
What about the celebration on Dominion day? Near time to make the
Rev. J. E. Gardener, B. A., will hold
services at. Jensen's on CayooBh creek,
Sunday morning.
A McDonald, road Superintendent,
left the first of the week on another trip
through tht districts.
T. Mowson has the cable at hie place
and will shortly have things in shape to
run his scow across by the cable.
J. E. Williams returned to town Wednesday evening after spending a few
weeks in the Bridge river section.
Thos. Walters wife and family arrived
in town today from the South Fork
where Mr. Walters had been working
for sometime.
Dr. Sanson returned to town Monday
after making a few days visit to Clinton
to attend to the man hurt by a freight
team running away.
J. M. Yorston who has been working
at Mr Carson's on Pavilion mountain
for Several months returned to town the
first of the week and will remain here
for some time.
Colonel Rives and J. Hawley who
(time in on Mondays stage have been up
Cayoosh creek this week looking over
claims they have under bond and attending to other business.
The Lorne arrastra is kept going and
from a recent run of about 6 days run
over $65 was taken out. The arrastra
v» ill be kept going until the end of the
n.ontb, when the gang will come to town.
C. Phair, government agent here left
Tuesday noon for a trip through the
],i I looet district on a collecting tour. He
will be absent for about three weeks. L.
< i. Burns has charge of the oilice during
Mr. Phair'b absence.
The latest discovery of gold was found
the other day in an irrigating ditch on
tiie property of Ii. Hoey, only a few
feet from Major Burnet's residence. One
piece taken out by Mrs. J. Preston Forde
was valued at $2.50, being an old coin
d.iting back in the fifties.
It is stated that one man who has
been in the Bridge Biver section for the
) ast few weeks, has slept every night
with his boots and clothes on. Owing to
the numerous thefts in that locality he
was afraid to take them off for fear of
awaking inthe morning and finding them
gone. The camp where he camped was
on the Forty Thieves group of claimB.
Brv Archdeacon Small returned to
Lytton M .nd.iy alter having held service on Sunday evening.
In the last number ot the Gazette contains the notice of resignation of John
Pullerton Gibson as a justice of the peace
for L'.ilooet district.
A vrood barber would be able to do
■ome business in Lillooet if he would
start business. There is a good shop
tixed up with all the necessary furniture
lor a barber who can get reasonable
Dan Hamilton, the well known prospector, who has spent several weeks in
Lillooet, returned to Bridge River thi-
week where he will prospect and develop
his claims. Mr. Hamilton worked on
the South Fork last fall and this spring
and took out good p iy. As soon as the
water i:oes down aga'n he will work the
ground again.
Notice of Sale by Sheriff.
JOHN T. CARROLL, Plaintiff,
Limited Liability, Defendants.
In obedience to two writs of Fi. Fa., issued
of the Sii|jteme Court of British Columbia, on
the 14th day of Mareh, 1899, and the 28th day of
April, 1899, and to me directed in the above
named suit for the sums of $100.20 and f:i.50 for
costs of execution and $444,65 and ?3.r>0 for costs
of execution respectively, debt and costs, also
interest on the same at six per centum per annum from said date* until paid, besides sheriff's fees, poundage and other expenses of execution. I have seized and will offer for sale by
auction at the Golden Cache Mill Site, Cayoosh
creek, on Thursday the 22nd day of June, 1899,
at 2 oclock in the afternoon, the following goods
aud chatt Is belonging to the above named Defendants
The furniture contained in the superintendent's dwelling house, 2 assayers balances, 1
lot assay material and chemicals, three hundred cords wood [more or less], 1 10-stamp
quartz mill including 10 battery stamps, 2 concentrators 1 rock crusher, 2 ore feeders, 2 engine!, 1 boiler, 3 lot belting, 1 lot mill tools, 1
circular saw and framing, 1 planer, 1 lot blacksmith tools, 1 lot of carpenters tools, 1 duplex
pump, all the machinery in power house, 1 Duplex Rand Drill Air compressor, 4,000 feet (more
or less) 3 inch and 6 inch piping, 300 feet [more
or less] flume, penstock and wheel, 1 lot machine drills, 5 Rand compressor machines, 1 lot of
blacksmith tools at mine, 1 lot hand drills,
2,200 feet tramway including rails and ties,
2,200 feet of % inch steel wire cable, 300 feet %
inch steel wire cable, 200 feet tramway including rails and ties,-I iron tramway cars, 1 llask
quicksilver, 0 cases oaildlOS, 0 cases giant powder, 1 case fuse, 1 case giant powder caps, 1 lot of
pipe fittings, 4 cases oil, 2 silvered battery
plates, 1 box battery screens, 1 lot rope, 10 battery shoes, 10 battery dies, 10 tons concentrates
and all other material In and about the premises not herein enumerated, or sufllcient thereof
to satisfy the judgments, debts and expenses in
this action.   Terms cash.
The following charges are registered against
the above property. Mortgage dated 24th December 1898, made by the Golden Cache Mines
Company to William A. Mcintosh and Geo. W.
Weeks to secure payment of 1500 debentures of
$10 each. The above mortgage was by deed
dated 18th January 1899, assigned to John David
Breeze and Joseph Richard Seymour.
Sheriff for County of Cariboo,
Per Francis Webb,
Deputy Sheriff,
Golden Cache Mines, 13th June 1899,
Established  1886.
Incorjorati d 189o.
Mclennan, mcfeeiet & Co., Ltd.a
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill +**rppfci*
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies
___M Agents for The Giant Powder Co., San Francisco.
Paul Santii
Carries a full stock of all  kinds of Groceries, Dry Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
GKE:_tf :____£&_______,'    __%_C_E_6e/0___r_____N"T«
Miners Supplies.'
Branch Store at Bridge River where a
full st ck of General Merchandise and Min
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.O
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty.
-_3___nt__: o_p-
THE ASHCROFT BRANCH is the most convenient Bank for Lillooet Bnd ulll
places in the Cariboo district. Money received on deposit. Drafts issued and collections luaclal
in any part of Canada, Great Britain and the United States. 4
Gold lT>u_t mid Aixiolgum Purchased


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