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Vol. i. No. 19.
$2.00 a year.
The Lome groups of  claims  consisting of the Marquis   Lome   and   Golden
[King, and owned by   Messrs   Williams,
Young, Coughlan, May and Murray has
11 _?n bonded to Mr, C. F. Law of Van-
1 couver.
The price is $15,000, ten per cent down
[and the balance in six months and   also
one-eighth of the shares of  a  company
[which Mr. Law will form.
Mr. Law spent all last week in Lillooet
[leaving here last Saturday morning for
[the coast , after successfully arranging for the Lome, The L >rne jiroup
[has had quite a lot of development or
[prospecting work done and the owners
[the past season built an arrastra, from
[which they cleaned up out of the th.rty
[tons crushed $1,000, and it is estimated
[that only half of the gold was saved.
There are three well defined ledges
[running through the group which show
}up well and has had good test made
[from the rock. It is the intention of
[Mr. Law to thoroughly open up the
[property before deciding upon the
[machinery for the output. Next spring
La gang of men will be at work and systematic mining will be carried on.
> During next season the arrastra will
I be run and test Mill be made.
Ample power can be obtained from
[the Aater right in connection with the
[group and work of developing the mine
[after getting started fait ly will be able
[to be done cheaply. The Lome group
[has without doubt very bright prospects
ind will yet become one of the largest
land best mines in the Bridge River
[country.   Mr. Law who has secured the
>roperty will  shortly  leave Vancouver
for England, where he will spend some
[time and on his return will open up the
[Lome. Mr. Law is a practical mining
|man and does his work and business in
very satisfactory manner.
River, as there was only a light fall on
the top of .Mission mountain, and the
rest of the trail is hare. At the Bend'Oi
mine there is about three inches of snow
hut, in the bottoms there is none and
weather continues fine.and mild.
Between 50and 60mWhe thinks will
winter in Bridge River and they are a I
in hopes that our good liberal government will see fit to give them a mail
service of some kind at a very early date.
The first general meeting of the newly
formed Bend'Or Mines, Limitet. has
been held.
The meeting was held on November
3rd and the officers were formally appointed as followers:
Mr. J. M. Mackinnon, Chairman;
Messrs. W. A. Lewthwaite (Vancouver),
J. S.Talbot (New Westminster), D. R.
Harns (Victoria), and W. R. Robertson
(Vancouver;, Directors; solicitors, Messrs. Wilson and Senkler; Auditor, Mr.
W. T. Stein; Bankers, Bank of British
North America. The Directors signed
the contract for the installation of the
stamp mill water power plant, etc.
Providence Protects a Southern Editor.
Atlanta Constitution: "During our absence from the office on last Wednesday
evening," writes a rural editor, "some
evil-minded person, thinking that we
was seated at our desk, fired a load oi
buckshot through our wiradow. But as
a kind, protecting Providence would
have it, the entire load was received by
a stranger who was waiting for us in our
office. There is no trace of the assassin,
aud at this writing the stranger who so
fortunately filled our place at the time
is too weak to talk."
Church Social.
The Bend'Or.
A. Noel returned from the Bend 'Or
|mine in Bridge River on Tuesday evening
|being absent for about eight days. He
[reports everything going on at the mines
[very satisfactory. He has fourteen men
[emploped, and the tunnel is more than
[350 feet; showing the ledge to be as well
[defined and rich as ever.
The mill crew which went in  a  short
(time ago, and is under the management
(of R. H. Wood, has the foundation  in
place and   are  getting  the  work   well
'under way.
Mr, Noel has completed arrangements
for taking the machinery in for the
new mill and anticipates no tiouble in
forwarding it to the minei immediately
it arrives here.
There are at present he says about 35 j
List of claims, assessments and transfers, recorded in Lillooet mining division
from Nov. 11 to 18th.
Antimony—Gun creek, W. M", Hovveth.
Happy Thought Jim Crow and Woodbine
Fractions—Bend 'Or mines.
Canyon fraction—C. Lush.
Silver Tip-W. Chudleigh and E. A. Wallace.
J. K. fraction—R. B. Lister to F. Rickward y_
Little .Joe and White Grow—Bend 'Or Syndicate to Bend 'Or mines limited.
Bend 'Or Fraction—J. M. Mackinnon to Bend
'Or mines, limited.
Jim Crow fraction—W. R. Robertson to Bend
'Or mines limited.
Last Chance—N. Coughlan to Annie Glen-
cross \\ interest.
Cherokee—W. Dickey to \V. M. Howeth %
Cosmopolitan-F. O. Riohanlson and C. M.
Glenn to P. Santini \-:t interest.
Lome, Marquis and Golden King—J. R. Williams, J. A. Murray, X. Coughlan. J. P. May and
W. Young bond to C. F. Law.
Thursday evening a social was held in
the Methodist Church. J. B. Cherry
acted as chairman in a very able manner.
The programme consisting of solos,
chorouses, readings and recitations was
well received, several enchores being demanded. Coffee and cake was afterwards served.
The total proceeds of the evening
amounting to $16 goes towards the
$100 outlay on the parsonage.
A vote of thanks was proposed by Rev
K. Hughes to the chairman and ladies
which was seconded by Mr. Smith.
The Auld Lang Syne brought the meeting to a close.
Local News.
Robert dimming of the Pavilion Mill
was in tiwn Thursday.
J. M. Mackinnon and Mrs Mackinnon
of Vancouver have gone to California on
a visit.
O. W. Brett returned from Vancouver
the first of the week and will spend the
winter here.
Susan, daughter of "Tyee Jimmy"
was married this morning to a Bridge
River Indian.
Mr. Kaye who has been in Mackinnon
& Benson's assay office all summer left
for|the coast via Lytton.
would have   preferred   that  some   one
longer in the district ha I been appointed.
I must admit however that Air  (Forde
was a very fit man for the post and preformed his duties in a most satisfactory
manner.   Two or three days before   the
end of September, Mr.   Forde suddenly
got notice that his post at Bridge   River
was abolished,   and    that   his   service
were nolo.iger ie.p: r <l.    It  teems   to
me a most unfair thing to   discharge   a
goo.l official on two days notice.     Subsequently Mr. Forde was appointed .assistant in the office here at Lillooet and
commenced his duties on the 1st November, coming up from the coast for  tiiat
purpose. On the 14th November another
letter is received summarily  dismissing
him without any notice whatever.     No
charge has been made against him.      It
it is possible that a small  clique   here
I who have a spite against him have sent,
jdown some ialse accusaiion.   ll that ie
the case lie ought to be given an   opportunity to answer it.   This clique is held
in very small esteem here, and   should
not be allowed to dictate in matters   in
which the whole district  is   interested.
The subsidy to our doctor has also been
stopped. These snould uot be made on
the representation of one or two persons.
The people generally should beconsul-
ed before a change is made. There is no
general wish that the doctor should be
discharged and if the subsidy withdrawn
no doctor will stay in the district and
people in out of the way places will be unable toobtain a doctor. These people received very little benefit from roads or
other expenditures.     You s ob diently,
J. R. Williams.
Lillooet, November 15, 1898.
[As far as we can learn the subsidies
allowed all the doctors will be discontinued at the end of the year.—__).]
R. Li Chaldecott who has spent a few
months in this locality left on last Saturdays stege for Vancouver.
Mrs. Robinson and child of Lytton
are visiting Mr. and Mrs Lahore at their
ranch on the Lillooet-Lytton road.
Application was made to the courts
last Monday in Vancouver, by some
share holders asking that the court appoint a commission to look into the affairs of the Golden Cache company.
T. A. Brett who has been up at Mc.
Gillivray Creek for a few weeks is in
town again. He reports everything
as improving and that the contract for
the ^tunnel will be completed in a few
British Fair Play.
Editor Prospector, Sir :
All fiar minded men are exceedingly annoyed at the unfair way in which Mr. J.
horses engaged in packing in supplies to j Robert Silverthorne and H. Goater of i P. Forde has been treated by the Govern-
the Bridge Rives and will continue as I Ly.ton have been spending a few days at i went. I have been always a consistent
long aB possible. He also states that it j the Half-Way House on a shooting I opponent of the Turner Government
is false, the report that there was a foot [.expedition. Last Wednesday they were j and at the time of Mr. Forde's appointor foot and a  half  of  snow in Bridge ; fortunate enough to secure a fine deer,   imentas aubrecorder  at  Bridge  River
Seriou ly  Injured.
R, B. Skinner well-known here and a
prominent citizen of Vancouver, was
badly injured by being thrown from a
horse last Sunday at Vancouver. While
riding along the street he stopped to
take his young son up in the saddle with
him. The extra weight on the horse
caused himtorearand stumbled throwing
Mr. Skinner on the hard road bed. The
young boy was not hurt but Mr. Skinner
received injuries to his head and had a
few ribs broken. He was taken to the
Vancouver Hotel where he has had constant medical attendance. While being
injured badly Mr Skinner will no doubt
be around again with careful attention.
His many friends in Lillooet wish him
a speedy recovery.
Messrs McGillivray and Briggs* proprietor of the Half-Way house on the
Lillooet-Lytton road have dissolved
partnership. Mr. Charles McGillivray
will continue to accommodate travelers
on the road. The Half-Way House is
becoming quite a favorite place with
the travelling public. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET. B.C., FRIDAY,NOVEMBER 18, 1898.
Published every Friday.
Payable in advance.
The development of the new mining
country is often greatly retarded by the
falure of the first mines that happen to
be worked to pay a dividend. Sometimes this failure arises from the fact
that the first ledge which is worked is
inferior to others in the neighborhood.
Too often it is caused by the wasteful
and senseless way in which the properly
is managed. For example:—An eastern
or old Country syndicate is formed
to take up some promising claim. Instead of employing sone one who knows
the country they send out a man, probably a friend or relation of some one in
the syndicate. He may be a very good
mining man, but knowing nothing of
the conditions of the country, he is apt
to spend $5 in exploratory work which
could have been done for $1 by a person
of equal attainments familiar with the
country. After he has made his report
a company is formed and an enormous
amount of quite unnecessary expense
is incurred. Even after the company is
in full workiug order directors salaries
and a host of other expenses, which if
they could not be altogether avoided,
might be greatly reduced cause the working expenses to eat up the first returns.
Tlie company gets a bad name and is
finally wound up and a property which
might have paid good dividends if carefully managed is left lying idle with the
machinery rusting.
While the evil is so apparent it i8 not
however so easy to devise a remedy. A
good deal could be done by having reliable informa ion disseminated. The information at present supplied by the
Agents in England is altogether too
general in its nature. It does not attempt to describe the different districts.
People are too apt to leave anything
to the government, we should do something to help. If a committee were to
meet and draw up descriptions of the
rich minerial districts tributory to Lillooet, showing the nature of the climate
elevation above the trails, rate of wages,
cost of supplies, &c. A number of these
with a sketch map might be printed and
forwarded to the, agent .n London, people would then be able to form an idea of
the conditions prevailing here.
Sir William Mulock post-master
general will visit British Columbia this
week and will look into the mail business. On behalf of the people of this
section we cordiaily invite Sir William
to visit Lillooet where he will receive a
warm welcome. By visiting this section
he would then be better able to judge
the necessities of mail facilities of this
Prohibition Refused.
Ottawa, No. 3.—Sir Wilfrid Laurier
received the representatins of tho prohibition deputation to-day with honejed
phrases, so that the deputatio.i   y^nt
away in mighty good humor. But when
they emerged from the parliament buildings and bought copies of the local ministerial organ, and there read the decision of the ministry, which Sir Wilfrid
had not announced, their hopes were
dashed to the ground.
The Free Press announcement is that,
considering the fact that not one quarter
of the electors of Canada have announced
their support of the principle of prohibition the executive does not feel warranted in going any furthur in the matter.
The ministers present were Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Sir Richard Cartwright,
Messrs.   Fisher,   Fielding and  S fton.
Rev. Dr. Carman, superintendent of
the Methodist Church,   introduced  the
deputation, which included 200 representatives from five of the seven provinces.
British Columbia and Prince Edward
Island telegraphed their sympathy and
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, in his reply, re-
harsed the circumstances which has led
the government to take the  plebiscite.
He was not a total abstainer, he said,
but if a broad national sentiment was
manifested in favor of prohibition he
would sacrifice his personal views and
inclinations, The majority for prohibition did not involve a majority for the
electorate, although a respectable portion, and the consideration for the government was what ought to be done under the circumstances. If a prohibitory
law passed he had no fear about Qnebec,
as the people of the province were law-
abiding people. The views of the deputation would be submitted to the government and an answer given at an early
A certain clerk in a overnmentg office
asked for a week's leave of absence that
he might attend the funeral of his father
who had died some distance away in the
countrv.    This  was  readily   granted.
A day or two afterwards there arrived
at the office a visitor who wished to see
Mr. Smith the orphan The chief of the
office explained to the visitor, that Smith
was away on leave, in fact he had gone
away to bury his father.
" But" said the stranger, "I am his
father." "Well" replied the official, a
man of few words, "I dont know anything about Smiths private affairs; I
only know he had gone to bury you"
At the end of a week of mourning poor
Smith returned looking very disconsolate. When asked by his chief how he
fared, he pulled a very large face and said
he had had the melanchaly satisfaction
of seeing the last rites properly performed, and so on, adding that of course
he felt very deeply on the subject but
that no doubt time would lighten the
load of his application.
"Ah" replied the chief. I can sympathize with you, I lost my father
when I was a young man. When you
lose your father you lose your best friend.
I hadn't the pleasure of your fathers
acquaintance during his lifetime and he
called a few days after his death and I
had a short conversation with him. Now,
this was most irregular; and my object
in sending for you was this—when next
the poor old gentleman dies, do, if you
possibly can arrange to have him buried
and be back here to meet him in case he
calls again. Taht'sall— Good morn
[A new story contributed during our
a sence.]
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The following interesting article written by Charles F. Law was published in
the Mining Ciitic a couple weeks ago.
The country lying between Anderson
lake and Bridge river is worthy of particular notice from mining men who are
interested in the development ot* a new
district. TLe old placers which were
operated on McGillivray creek running
into Anderson lake, and those of Cadwallader creek and South Fork, emptying into Bridge river, have evidently derived their gold from quartz veins which
are now being opened up and developed
in the vicinity of these creeks.
My first visit to the district was in
August of this year when an examination was made of a group of claims situated on McGillivray creek, Andereon
lake, owned by Messrs. Brett Bros., of
Lillooet. This property is well situated
for economic working at an elevation of
4,000 feet above sea level. The vein
does not outcrop prominently, being
covered by vegetation and detritus which
has obscured the outcrop. The moun
tain side is very steep, being about 30
degrees and admits of tunneling directly
on the veins on all the claims. The
vein itself is "ideal" according to the
rules governing what is known as a "true
fiseur." The position of the vein is
vertical, between walls of highly ehistose
structure showing the talcose lining or
slicken sides so much prized by the aver-
prospect&r. The vein structure is laminated, showing some ribbon rock, but the
chief values appear to be in a hard vitreous quartz exposed in two open cuts on
the upper claim where the vein shows
an average of about 8 feet in width.
If this property continues to prove up
as it is showing at this date, the tunnel
now being driven will greatly increase
the value of the property by spring time,
ahd the facilities forgetting in machinery
being exceptional, there is no reason
why next season should not see this
camp crushing ore. The stone is quite
free milling and contains good values,
many magnificent specimens being taken
from the tunnel along one wall. The
property is well supplied with timber
and a good water power exists with a
mill-site on the lower claims.
My second trip was of a more extended
character and embraced the examination
of claims staked on Cadwallader Creek, a
tributary of the'South Fork of Biidge
River. The route to these claims lies
along Seaton lake, crossing over Mission
mountain by an easy trail to Jack's landing, then crossing by main Bridge River
and proceeding by trail about 40 miles
up the river, crossing again to the south
side, and following up the South Fork to
the first of the group of claims known as
the Forty Th eves. This property is so
well known as to need only passing
notice. It is supposed to be the best
propsect in the district and should be
the first to receive the attention of
capitalists because its position for cheap
working is unique and upon the successful opening of the property depends
much of the future of the camp. The
formation is diorite. The vein is about
four feet wide where nature has exposed
the outcrop in a bluff several hundred
feet above the creek. A tunnel has been
starttd to crosscut the vein at thegreatest
depth obtainable, but work has been
closed for the preseiu and may not   be
etarted again until spring. The ore runs
high in gold and is partly free milling,
but its chief values will be in concentrates
which will probably be treated most
cheaply by direct chlorination. The
Forty Thieves group really comprises
six claims which show 9,000 feet of vein
outcrop, standing at an angle of
about 45 degrees. The walls are porphyry, and at one point the country rock
is crosscut by a granite dyke which in
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Lillooet and Anderson Lake.
(Continued from third page.)
_ood cleanup is anticipated at the end of
(he season.
It would be hard to  find a camp in
British Columbia where   the   prospects
Leland House
its turn is crossed by the vein itself,
thus showing great strength and continuity. The course of the vein is about
north-east and south-west. The diorites
run nearly north and south with porphyry zones crossing in every direction.
The first group of veins examined on
Cadwallader Creek above the Forty
Thieves claims is known as the Lome
group. No outcrop .was found but the
presence of rich float all over these
claims which comprise the group, led to
systematic and thorough search being
mad?, which lias disclosed a very promising prospect. On the Lome claim three
veins have been exposed by open cuts in
various places, and very rich ore is being
taken from them, and milled in an arrastra. The surface ore is free milling,
but the deepest cut, about 15 feet, shows
sulphide ores coming in and it only
resonable to suppose that at a depth of
less than 100 ft the character of the stone
will be much like that of the Forty
Thieves and require chloiination The
strike is north-west and south-east and
dips almost vertically averaging 15 inches
wide. A zone of mineralized porphyry
accompanies each vein and forms the
walls in place. A eecond belt of porphyry runs at right angles to the vein
system along the apex of the hill and
carries good values in gold for about six
feet in width. The vein system where
it approaches the cross course should
prove very rich.
Further up the valley on the same
strike and dip as the Lome veins is the
Blackbird claim. It shows a fine strong
vein of low grade ore about 6 to 8 feet
wide averaging $6 in-gold. Very little
work has been done on this vein and it
struck me as being most promising, because if an ore chute is developed the
size of the vein would make it very profitable.
The property adjoining this  claim is
known as the Ida May group and is being developed by a tunnel which is run
on the course of the vein and yields high
grade sulphides and some free gold. The
vein is strong and well developed.   The
writer was not admitted to the tunnel,
but saw the class of ore being extracted
and this in connection with surface exposures made it possible to form a very
good opinion.   The Little Joe vein of the
Bend 'Or group is   the best developed
vein in the bill, being opened by a tunnel 300 feet long showing a continuous
ore  body from  6 inches to 3 feet wide
throughout.   The ore is free milling and
is exceptional  in  that  it  retains this
character to  a greater depth than any
other vein of the camp.   The mine has
backs now of almost 200 feet and these
will increase rapidly as  the  tunnel  is
further advanced  on  the vt in, making
good reseneaof ore to feed the 10-stamp
mill  which  the  company proposes to
work on the property during the coming
winter.     A good water power and mill
site exists on the  property, which will
be utilized in  the  installation of the
The Pioneer group of mines adjoins
he Bend 'Or, and although the claims
fere not visited the writer was informed
that a small arrastra is at  aork on rich
ore Liken from a well defined vein and a
are so good and which has been neglected. No doubt Ihe disappointment of
shareholders in the Golden Cache mine
has had somothing-to do with it, but a
very potent factor is the unreasonable
expectations of the owners of c'aim? who
will not bond exieptatprohibitive pii •ec'
The presence of free gold in ore tends to
give the inexperienced abnormal ideas
regarding values whereas mining men of
real experience regard such evidence
with suspicion and want mill average*
rather than rich specimens.
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.
^at___. __c_^_v_:ii_TO_>r, _?__o_?-
The clerk of the crown in chancery has
received all the terms and completed his
calculations rega-ding the recent vote on
the plebiscite. Tne majority for prohibition 13,884. The total vote pollel
was 543,041 out of a total vote of 1,233,-
849 on the list. Of this only 20 per cent
was recorded in favor  of   prohibition.
The number of votes on the list at the
time of the last general election was   1,-
368,736.   The vote by   provinces   was:
Ontsrio, 39,274;   Nova   Scotia,   29 226;
New Brunswick, 17,335; Prince Edward
Island, 8,315; Manitoba, 9.412;   British
Columbia, 983.- Northweet Teiritory, 3,-
414; making total majorities  of   107,889
for, and 94.025 against in Quebec, which
left the net majority at 13,b84.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
The Post Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lillooet  district.     Where located:     On  the
north side of Cayoosh creek.
Take notice that I, Robert G. Tatlow, free
miner's certificate No   16504 a, intend, sixty
davs from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements;
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, 1898.
13- R. G. TATLOW.
CARGILE HOUSE, ashcroft.
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated. Culinary
department unsurpassed. The Bar is stocked with choice liquois and cigars and
will be in charge of expiiienced men.   Every convenience for commercial men.
CARGILE & BLVEPvY, - - Pioprietors.
J. H. Clements,^^^ ashcroft.
Lillooet Mail orders carefully attended to.
__.s__LOiao_r_?7 __. c.
Tweeds, Trouserings, Serges, Winter Goods, etc.
Certificate of Improvements.
The'Gem Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lillooet district.     Where located:     On the
north side of Cayoosh creek.
Take notice that I,  Robert G. Tatlow, free
miner's certificate No. 16504 a, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, lo apply to the mining recorder
Call and inppect our stock,
ing and cleaning a specialty.
Good workmanship and moderate charges.    Repair-
Orders by mail or express pun< tually 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. BxVILEY & Co
for a certificate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of
the above claim.
And fvirther take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, 1898.
R.  _i. TATLOW.
N. de Keyser, ,shcroft-
Manufacturing Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician.
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying
Glasses, Compasses and Aneroide.
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.
Certificate of Improvements.
The Stanley Mineral ()l«in_.
Situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lil-
looet district.   Where located: On the north
side of Cayoosh Creek.
Take  notice  that I,
miner's certificate No. ... . .
days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of
the above claim. .   .      _ i
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of SePtemb£r'^L0W<
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in  Cariboo—Monday  and  Friday.
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and Friday.
Through and return tickets at reduced rates.    Special conveyances furnished.
Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
Robert G. Tatlow free
16504 a, intend, sixty
The Prospector
STJ_330K.IB_3   _TO_R,  T^  $2  J_.  "ST _B __._». THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18. 1898.
Unprotected Field.
A section of the province which by its
formation was suggested by Dr. Geo. M
Dawson, of the  ecological survey,   as-
probable mineralized   but   which   have
never been more than superfically prospected, in the copper belt running almost
parallel to the Fraser River between Lytton and Lillooet.   This belt is bounded
by granite and a wide band of magnetic
iron ore similar to the Rossland iron cap
and on the river side of this  bank  the
geological aspect strongly  suggests  the
presence of mineral.   The famous Foster's bar on the Fraser, which has  such
a tremendous yield in '68 and '69 is situated in this belt.   The first copper ore
in the place was found 20 years ago by a
Welsh miner named Joseph Watkinson,
who has lived in the district ever since
and who still owns a group of claims
and is developing them as  he  is  able.
About two years ago Wm Shannon, of
this city, a miner who has been in   the
province for some 36 years,   went  into
the district to prospect, with most satisfactory result.   Aside from these, however, this almost untouched country, in
spite of its many advantages, has  nevt r
attracted public attention to any extent.
Mr. Shannon has stuck to the country
with a firm faith in its future and with
others he is now developing some of the
claims he found.    He returned ye ter-
day from the district and  gave a   ven
full account of the present mining conditions when seen   by   The   Province.
The first group of claims is about a
mile and a half from the river and is
owned by Jae. McKnight, of Lytton.
In this group a five-foot ledge of copper sulphides has been opened by a
short tunnel and considerable open
work. This ore carrieB values as high
aB $20 in gold and $40 in copper.
The next group is Mr. Shannon's.
It is situated on McGillivray mountain
and appears to sover extensions of the
same veins as are on _ie first group.
In this group four ledges have been
discovered and prospected to some extent. The ledge of copper sulphide is
some ten feet wide and shows good
values in gold and copper. The third
group is Watkinson's on which he has
discovered three ledges, one pratical-
arly fine ond of grey copper assaying
over $100 in gold, silver, and copper
values. There are short tunnels on all
these ledges but none are deep enough
to give an exact idea of the size of the
The fourth group of seven claims is
owned by Messrs. Shannon and Tire-
man. The ledges of the other groups
are also shown to some extent in this
one, and there is also a ledge of clean
gold quartz in which is a small quantity
of bornite. This ore also assays well.
On one of these claims Mr. Shannon
has a tunnel in 42 feet, the largest opening on any ledge in the district, and the
prospect is excellent. The largest group
is owned by a rancher named Alex. Lo-
chore and others. On his claim he has
got assays of $37 from two ledges which
appears to be extensions Oi the others.
On this ledge there is an antimony ledge which promises to be of very
considerable value. The ledge outcrops
on the river bank and ore could be dropped from a tunnel into a boat. This ore
is fine looking stuff and assays well  on
het surhue.
Mr. Shannon has great   faith   in   the
country and he has made arrangements
to have development work continued on
his claims all winter, for which purpose
cabins are being built at the mines. The
climate in the winter is freer from snow
than the coast and is not as cold as at
Kamloops, so that prospecting may be
continued all year round The country
is open and travelling is ea*y. The belt
runs from southeast to northwest ami
the formatian is remarkably regular for
British Columbia. The iron belt has
been slightly examined and is found to
give small values of gold and silver on
r he surface.
Mr. Shannon says there is lots of giound
for prospectois as there are miles of new
ground which must be equally as good
as that staked by him.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
f tie Maud Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lillooet district. Where located: On the
south side of Cayoosh creek.
Take notice that I, Kobert G. Tatlow, free
miner's certificate No. 16504 a, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, 1898.
13- R. G. TATLOW.
Lillooet. B. C:
Certificate of Improvements.
Surprise, Alpha Bell Fraction, Omega Fraction mineral ciainis, situate in the Lillooet
mining division of Lillooet district. Where
located:   Cayoosh creek.
Take notice that The Alpha Bell Gold Quartz
Mining Company, Limited Liability, free
miner's certificate No. 95613, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining
recorder for a certificate ot improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this twenty-seventh day of October,
1898. 17
The Alpha Bell Gold Quartz Mining Company, Limited.   H. DePencier, Secretary.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
oe   Mainland
And be sure that each Cigar is branded, otherwise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of the Choicest Tobacco but are of home manufacture, and
should be patronized by all good citizens.
123 Water Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining   I_roU.er.
Reports on Mining Properties.
Boots, Shoes, Clothing
Groceries, Fruits and
Tobacco, Etc.    -    -    -
_Ev/- ______ J__>J_^___j,JL,,J_'.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
FancY Goods, Tobacco, etc
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
First-class accommodation for travelers. Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquarters for stage.    Stable in connection.
?2.00 A YEAR.
I_oute to all Eastern I^oints.
Fewest Changes,
Quickest Time
Through First class Sleeping Cms andTouris
Sleeping Cars to St. Paul, Monti eal and Toronto
without change.
The Dining Cur Service along the line of the
C. P. R. 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, B. C.
Has opened a brancii store in Peter s
building, Lillooet and is prepared to do all
kinds of work in the Tinsmith business.
A good stock of stoves etc. will kept on
hand. Call at the store before ordering
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 yard.
Established 18(52.
R.F.Anderson &C°
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils, Stoves and Tinware. Miners steel, Picks
Shovels, etc.
S. A.   Macfarlane, telegraph operator
is on the sick list this week.
Mr.  A.   McDonald   went down    the
river Wednesay on ofhcial business.
Dr. Sanson arrived here from Clinton
on Tuesday evening, on his usual professional visit.
Mrs. W. Durban has arrived on Mondays stage from her two weeks visit to
her parents in Ashcioft.
The dredger is now ready for work and
will commence dredgeing in a day or too.
We hope that plenty of gold will be recovered.
OnThursday last Felix Marshall while
riding at a high rate of speed was thrown
from his horse and received some very
bad wounds.
II. J. Keary and family will shortly
move into their house in town for the
winter.    Mr. Durban will move into the
old school house.
Messrs 1). Sutherland and D. Fraser
returned from the head of Anderson
Lake where they have been doing some
work on their claime.
Mr. J. B. MePhail has contracted with
the people of Bridge River to deliver the
mail twice a month during the winter or
until such time as a mail service shall be
established, which we look for at any
early date now.
K. Carson and the Misses Careon's
of the Pavilion Farm on Pavilion Mountain, spent Thursday in Lillooet. Miss
Carson contributed to the programme of
the entertainment held in the Methodist
Church Thursday evening in a very able
On Monday Mr. .LP. Foide received
notice trom the provincial secretary that
his service as assistant in the Government agents office here were no longer
required. No reaton was given. Mr.
Forde feft for the coast on Thursday,
and we believe intends to spend the
w inter at Vancouver.
A quantity of postal notes manual
„•'■'re received by the post-master for the
use oi the public, if you have not got
one ask for it as you will tind it to be a
very handy article.
It is surprisiag that in these enlightened days any person should be so ignorant
as to suppose that any postage stamp
other than a Canadian should be sufficient for letter carrying in Canada.
On Thursday evening last a meeting
was held in the office of A. Noel, to d s-
cuss the advisability of forming a foot-
hall club. It was decided to order a hall
and make a charge of 50 cents for admission to the club. We shall soon have
some sport then with the leather, and
with the skating rink there will le
am pie opportunity for athletes to exercise themselves, and throw off their
superfluous energy.
Henry Cargile and James Barnes of
Ashcroft left for San Francisco Tuesday
evening where they will visit for several
weeke.  j_   _
Col. G. T. Rives superintendent of the
Gol Jen Cache Mine left for Vancouver
last Saturday to at.end the meeting cf
the shareholders.
We are sorry te hear that Mr. .1. P.
Forde is again to leave our town and
hope his absense will only be temporary,
as he is quite a popular young man and
has many_warm friends in Lillooet.
We expect that the work on the English Church would have been in hand
by this time. It is now more than a
month since the tenders of the purchase
of the lots were put in. ihe sale of
Church property appears to take a very
long time.
Last week there was a rumor here that
war had been declared between Englai d
and Russia. We hope that it will be
averted as there is very little doubt that
a war of any magnitude will check investment in mining properties. The
class of capitalists who invest in mines
hotd their capital in the hope of utiliz-i
ing it to be great advantage in the many
opportunities that occur in a large war.
The Spanish American war moist
certainly had the effect of causing stagnation in mining matters.
Notice is hereby given that the linn of McGillivray _ Briggs heretofore carrying on the
hotel business of hotelkeepers at the Half-Way
House on the Lillooet-Lytton wagon road was
this day dissolved. Charles McGillivray will
continue the business and to whom all debts
are to be paid and who will settle all debts
against the old firm.
Dated at Lytton this 14th day of November
1808. Chaiu.es McGillivray.
Robert Brigos.
VANCOUVER, - - - - B. G.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department is unex
celled for line work. Leave your orders with
the postmaster who will have it attended to as
well as if you came personally.
_ supply of
IFIRIESia:    _3_S_±!F
alwavs on hand.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
Comprint',  _,t_.
Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Paints and Oils,
Grates, Tiles and House Furnishing Goods
And be sure that each Cigar is branded, otherwise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of the Choicest Tobacco but are of home manufacture, and
should be patronized by all good citizens.
wm. tietjen,
1_3 Water Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
Paul Santini
Carries a  full stock of all  kinds 'of Groceries. Dry Good.
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc
a-_D_>r___^__Xj   _v___K.o__iA._>rT
Miners Supplies.
Branch Store at Bridge River where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Min
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1895.
Mclennan, mcfeely & Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies
IRailroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies]
Agents for The (Jiant Powder Co., San Francisco.
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty.


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