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PROSPECTOR.
Vol. 3, No. 14.
LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1900.
$2.00 a year.
THE   BRiOQB   RIVER   DISTRICT.
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There was some talk in Bridge river
About a certain prospector going to locate some property further west of the
mineral belt which waa said to contain
high values in copper, and therefore
worthy of notice. Another prospector
and mine owner hearing of the matter
burst out with the remark, "What in
the name of thunder do you want copper
for, when you san't sell gold," this remark is a very true one, for really the
outside world knows nothing at all about
this extremely rich section of our beautiful district of Lillooet, for a man can
start at Sucker Creek and literally walk
on gold all the way up to the Cardilleras
group of claims on Cadwallader.
The principal claims tbat attract the
attention, on account of their fine showing are really situated in an extended
line from the South Fork where the
Forty Thieves shows up its splendid vein
of quartz, until you reach the granite on
Harthorne creek Which flows into Cadwallader. It is the old, old cry, that
ou'j;_t to be shouted out from one end of
thiB camp to the other and that is
"development," "development." For it
has already been proven by judicioue
development wor _ that there are- veine
in this section that can never be found
only, by the continuous digging and
drifting to bedrock. The principal formations in which could be c ailed the zone
are diorite, schist slate and porphyrv,
backed on Mount Ferguson by an immense body of quartzite. In occasional
places bsdrock jets out of the exceedingly heavy deposit of hardpan and decomposed porphyrv (the supposed lava from
a extinct volcano) and in a very fen-
instances leads have been discovered in
these place?, but where the prospector
gets into work, that is work, is when he
undertakes to find the blind leads that
are secreted beneath this hard cemented
layer of clay hardpan. It is exceedingly
interesting to note the different compositions of this district! It teally shows
how little we know of nature in all its
peculiar eccentricities.
On the Silver Crown mineral claim an
open cut was run 18 ft. in giving a depth
of 10 ft. and bedrock was not reached.
However on the adjoining claim a cut
was made and at lour feet bedrock was
tapped and a fine vein of quartz disclosed for a distance of over 30 feet.
This goes to illustrate that the deposit is
not uniform. A.ain on the Derry and
the Boyne claims five cuts were put in,
most of them over twelve feet and bedrock found with quartz float in all the
cuts on bedrock, except the last cut,
therefore the prospector intends to continue his work in Ui. last cut tbat show
quartz. The property owned by Messrs.
.Russell & Muuderville has an excellent
showing ot an 18 inch vein in a contact
of diorite and slate, the slate being exceedingly decomposed, this vein carries
high values and will probably be one of
the best mines in the section if
thoroughly developed. The Pioneer
mineral claim bas also a splendid vein
of ribbon quariz in the diorite which
carries very high values. The Countless
vein has been flagged from there on to
the Pioneer, which will give the Pioneer
another lead of surprisingly rich quartz.
The Counties! hat two veins running
parallel with each other, the upper one
being about four feet wide and entirely
shotted with gold. This vein lies in a
contact of diorite and porphyry and has
heen traced in the opposite direction
down to the Bend'Or mines 2,000 feet
and discovered the same vein still carrying its width and also its high values, as
the last cleanup at the Bend'Or Mines
goes to prove.
At the Bend'Or a ten stamp mill is
kept going night and day and when one
sees the plates clotting up as they do in
this mill, the future of the district looks
still more brilliant. Everything is busy
in this particular section and goes with
the regularity of clockwork. It seems
a great pity to see the ground of the Ida
May Company all quiet and as silent as
a graveyard.
The group of claims owned by Glenn
A Richardson, notably the Alhambra,
Nighthawk and Metropolitan, are well
arranged for any large company to undertake to work. The Alhambra carries
a fine body ot quartz carrying gold and
another vein bas been discovered which
shows gold in abundance.
It is a true saying " That the proof of
the pudding is the eating thereof," and
now that we hear so mudi of gold being
iu quartz, we come to the Woodchuck
and Lorne groups and see them extracting the precious metal by the primitive
method of arrastras. Round goes the
wheel impelled by the rushing waters,
and around the tubs swing the drags,
which seem to be grumbling and rumbling, swishing ana washing. E. J. Taylor keeps the arrastra well fed with the
best of ore Irom the fine ledge on the
Woodchuck. The ledge is well exposed
by industrious work and can be seen in
various places to great advantage, showing up between well defined walls and in
one place carrying a gouge, that is bluish
green in color and also carrying lots of
precious metal.
^The Lirne is a scene of activity and
the arrastras swing around and around
never stopping until cleanup day arrives,
then the drags are lifted out of the tubs
and the slime is run into sluice boxrs,
thence into slum pits where it is s..ved
and will eventually be worked as concentrates. When all the water is out of
the tub the bed of the tub is carefully
scraped and eventually cleaned off with
a towel until it looks like a floor of polished marble. Then the crevices are
started open and all the amalgam gold
is taken out with spoons and sciapers
and placed into pans and handed to Dan
Hurley wbo finally pans and washes it
clean, with one eve on the pickle bottle
and the other on the little bad man of
Bridge river, in consequence of which he
got a kind ol a cast in his eyes. In
about three hours everything is ready
again, the bed is carefully laid, the drags
replaced, with chains attached to the
arms, the belt put on and round they go
erinding out a fortune for the owners.
There is gold all around you and capital is still reticent in investing its money
into properties that are dividend
payers from the grass roots. There is
no doubt whatever of this district will
be one of the biggest gold producers in
the province.   Jas. H. S. Rowb ottom.
Mr. Wm. Cumming and Mr. and Mrs.
J. S. Bell went up to Portage creek
Thursday on a fishing excursion and
succeeded in making a good catch
Arthur F. Noel returned from Vancouver Tuesday evening, where he bad
been with last month's cleanup of the
Bend'Or Mines. He left for the mines
Wednesday morning to be gone for a few
weeks.       	
A. A. Brett returned this week from
McGillivray from the Anderso'n Lake
Mining property. The mine is looking
good and the mill is running, having
about fifteen tons daily run through.
It is expected that the cleanup will be
made this week.
The dredge at Horse Beef bar has
closed down after working several weeks.
Considerable trouble w as had with the
machinery and the pumps are not large
enough to supply, the water for washing
the dirt. Probably in the spring new
arrangements will be made for working
the leases. Mr. P. W. McKenzie, who
has been connected with the dredge for
the past year will leave shortly for the
east.
Mr. Jas. D. Chaplin of St. Catherines,
Ont., F. C. Tireman of Vancouver, and
H. F. Brown of San Francisco, Cal., arrived in town last Friday evening and
left next day for the Toronto-Lillooet
Gold Reefs Company's property on
Oayoosh creek, in company with Col.
G. T. Rives, superintendent of the
works. Mr. Chaplin and Mr. Tireman
after spending a few days at the mine
returned to town and left by stage
for the coast. They were well pleased
in the manner the work has been conducted and it is the intention to increase
the plant, with stronger machinery at
an early date Mr. H. F. Brown is connected with the Union Iron works of
San Francisco, and has remained at the
mill for the past week inspecting the
machinery. The mill at the present
time is shut down owing to the new
rolls not working satisfactory. The
men at the mine are continuing
development work and it iB tlie intention also to run tunnels in at lower
levels to tap the ledges.
A. S. Brackett, M. D., who has been
in the Bridge River section the past
season, returned to town the first of the
week and left for his home in San Francisco. Monday morning. During the
season he and his partners did consider-
work on the hydraulic mines secured by
them on the South Fork. The floods,
and high water delayed proceedings,
having carried out the dam and wrecked
the works considerable, and as a result
they were unable to do any mining this
season. The water ditch four miles
long was put in good shape and sluice
boxes, etc., are all ready for work as
soon as water can be turned on in the
spring. The pipe and machinery for
their hydraulic plant arrived at its
destination, the 29th of August, having
been delayed on account of the trails being impassible, has been storec" away
and will be put in position the first
thing in the spring. Work will be commenced on the benches and the river
proper will be used for tbe debris. The
Scum Scum ground secured by Dr.
Brack
different parties have attempted to work
the river bed, but owing to the dam
breaking were unable to control the
water any length of time. Two yoars
ago Messrs. Glenn A Richardeon built
a dam which stood until this season,
when the extremely high freshets took
it away, and it was on account of this
the present people were unable to do
anything this season. Dr. Brackett is
well pleased with the country and
predicts a great future for the Bridge
River section. As soon as the attention
of capitalists is drawn to it, it is bound
to go ahead as there is no reason why
such a rich mineral belt as runs through
the Bridge River district should lie
dormant. Capitalists if they would only
visit this district would not hesitate in
taking hold of the properties. Next season Dr. Backett and associates will probably take over come of tbe quartz claims
and open them up. He expects to return early in the spring and commence
operations on the Scum Scum hydraulic
property.  	
lyS   Hunter Jack on the Warpath.
Dr. Brackett of San Francisco, had a
rather exciting experience on the trail
in the Bridge river district a couple
weeks ago, when Hunter Jack, a well-
known bad Indian threatened his life.
The doctor had been up to the mines
and while returning to his camp at the
Scum Scum, met Hunter Jack and another Indian on the trail coming towards
him. ■ Being acquainted with them he
stopped and enquired about Jack's
daughter, who had been missing for a
few days. Jack was more or less intoxicated and at once commenced to abuse
and threaten the doctor and was in the
act of reaching for his gun, when the
doctor, who always carries his gun in
his coat pocket, had him covered. Jack
seeing he was beat quieted down and
moved along the trail ia obedience to the
doctor's orders. The other Indian took
no part and tried to get Jack to desist.
Continuing .n his way to camp the doctor turned and noticed Jack returning
alone on horseback, be drew to one side
and when Jack came along, was prepared for him and ordered him along the
trail ahead of him, keeping a close eye
on him until he was well out sight and
the doctor at camp. After the second
attempt no more trouble was encountered.
Hunter Jack is a well known Indian,
having a very unsavory reputation, and
as this is not bis first offence, something
should be done to put a stop to molesting people along tbe trails. If it had
not been for Dr. Brackett's cool nerve,
no doubt Jack would have been more
desperate and had he made a move when
the doctor had him covered, he would
now be iu the happy bunting grounds,
where he should have been years ago if
he had received his dues.
The weather has again changed from
cold to fine and the chances are for a
few weeks good weather yet this season.
Emma Jane Marshall, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Marshall, has been
on the sick list for tbe past week.
Song service, Sunday evening 21st.
WHAT ONLOOKER THINKS.
The challenge of the Lillooet Baseball
team, to the Kamloops club, published
in last week's Prospector calls for a few
remarks about baseball and how it is
played. Since the inception of the Lil-
ooet Baseball club, the team has played
three games, winning one, losing one,
and one a draw; and there is no one
who wili deny that Lillooet should have
won all three, if the team had received
fair treatment. There is plainly some-
hing wrong iomewhere, and we think
the fault is in the game. Baseball is a
good game for professionals—men who
make a living at it, but in professional
games, not only the umpire, but each
individual player is bound by hard and
fast rules. A man '■">. often fined $10 for
" back talk" or "chewing tbe rag." An
umpire dare not deliberately give a
wrong decision for his position—a salaried one—depends entirely on his proficiency in umpiring, under such circumstances tbe game is not bo bad, but atill
it isn't true sport. But when all restrictions are removed there is absolutely no guarantee of fair play. Wrangling may continue indefinitely, and the
result is generally not a true criterion
of the merits of the team. And ia a
game that cannot be played without
cast-iron restrictions a game worth playing? Is it common sense for a team to
play a rival town when they are extremely liable to have the game stolen
from them, and they are powerless to
hinder it? We say no. Baseball is not
our national game and rightly so for
crookedness is certainly not a Canadian
characteristic.
Sport i.e. true sport should be encouraged in every possible way and we
are glad to notice our boys practising
lacrosse. Lacrosse ia a verv fine game,
not rough unless it is made so, and besides it is our national game. The boys
of Lillooet could play lacrosse as well aa
they play baseball and if they should
ever play a match they may be sure
that the best side will win.
A few words more about Sabbath
observance. Is it necessary that tbe
young men should practise on Sunday?
They havn plenty of time during the
week and could surely dispense with it
for that day. It is not intended to
preach a sermon at all, but a Sabbath
viewed from a merely secular standpoint,
is a great boon to humanity and should
be held in great respect.     Onlooker.
Suicide or Murder ?
Word reached town tbe first of the
week from Cadwallader, of the death of
"Julia Ann" an Indian girl about 20
years of age, and daughter of Hunter
Jack. The girl waa a well known
character in that section and it seems
had been missing for several days when
found in a cabin hanging by the neck.
A caae of suicide waa the story brought
to town, but the authorities will investigate fully into her death, the coroner being at present at the Mission on Seaton
lake, where the body was brought by
frienda and relatives.
E. O. Delong returned from a weeka
visit from the coast Thursday.
Dr. Sanson will return from Clinton THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12,1900
THE PROSPECTOR.
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RIC. A. FRASER. Editor and Proprietor.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1900.
Lillooet district has had another experience in the lack methods of the distribution of intoxicants to the Indiana.
This time it is in the Bridge River section, and as a result an Indian woman
by the name of "Julia Ann" was
found hung in a lonely cabin a short distance from the mines on Cadwallader
creek. The probably theory ia suicide,
which no doubt was the cause of her
death, although there seems to be a
difference of opinion, and a thorough
investigation will be made into the cause
of her death. The Indians in the Bridge
river district receive whisky with impunity and no steps have been made to
stop them receiving intoxicants. Last
week tbe father of tbe deceased girl >
while in a drunken state threatened the
life of a mining man operating in that
section, find had it not been for the cool
nerve of the man, the Indian no doubt
would have killed him. Not only in the
Bridge river do the Indians receive
liquor, but nearly every section of the
district is the same way and hardly a
day or week passes but drunken Indians
can be encountered. ' It is time that
some radical - measures were adopted
to put a stop to the Indians receiving
liquor, and the small fines, when the
party is brought up, do not seem to have
any terror to tbe people who ply their
iniquitious trade. Give the full extent
ot the law and spare neither white or
colored and the giving of liquor to Indians will be decreased. For years the
government have received a large revenue
from open prostitution of the Indian
woman, who inhabit ?China Alley" by
arresting them and imposing a fine,
The women having no funds are
usually turned loose and as a result,
-would at once make for the "China
Alley" where they would endeavor to
raise the funds to pay their fine, by
prostituting themselves to whites and
Chinamen. It ia a nice state of affairs,
and in the scums of the worst dens in
the world, this section of the town can
hold its own with the most of them.
Kamloops has had experience the la»t
few years in several shooting acrapea on
account of drunken Indians, and the
same may be repeated any time in Lillooet and from tbe warnings from other
districts, and happenings local, it is time
the authorities were to assert themselves
and not see how much revenue can be
derived from drunken Indians and
Indian women, but to look after the
safety of the lives of the citizens and the
moral welfare of the whole district.
Probably the attorney-general may take
tbe initiative in the matter.
Owners of claims who have sufficient
work done ahould secure crown grants
for their claims. A clear title to a
property goes a long way in making a
deal, and ahows confidence by the own-
era and the parties dealing with them.
Many claims in thia district have enough
work to justify a crown grant and the
owners should not delay in making
application and having tbeir properties
becure from adverse claimanta. Quite
often trouble ia experienced over trivial
matters and technical errora iu the own-
erahipof mineral claims, and when a
crown grant ia issued the owner or
owners can rest with ease aa to tbe title
of their claims.
The South African war is over and tbe
Canadian contingent are on their way
the rights of the empire. Canada and
other colonies have shown their loyalty
to i the mother country in more than
words can tell, and have assisted in uniting, more than ever, the greatest empire
in history. The Canadians only did
their duty and if the occasion ahould
arise again will be the firat to answer
the call.
The large and continuous ore bodies
throughout the district will eventually,
and in a very short time, make Lillooet
district one of the beet mining camps in
the province.
The nan Who rteans Business.
The fact tbat Lord Kitchener is shortly
to take supreme command in South
Africa leads us to surmise that tbe recalcitrant Boers will find the guerilla
business no picnic.—London News.
W. MacClain, received the nomination
of tbe U.S.L., party, the Canadian
Socialist League, also the joint provincial convention, foi the Westminster
district, will proceed forthwith to open
up his campaign. A challenge will be
issued to both Liberal and Conservative
candidates to meet him in public debate
at New Westminster at an early date.
The Emerson Journal has been requested by a young bachelor of the town
to offer the following special prize for
competition at the Emerson fair: For
the best couple of lemon pies, made by
an unmarried lady, under 25 years of
age, $10; both the pies and baker to become the property of the donor.
Mr. Aulay Morrison, M. P., wae
unanimously renominated Wednesday by the Liberals of Westminater district as their standard bearer in the approaching Federal elections.
M ayor Garden of Vancouver haa accepted the nomination for the conservative party for Burrard. The campaign
ia now on and the chances for Mayor
Garden's election is good.
The anglican aynbd for New Westminster dioces e will meet at New Westminster on Oct. 17 and 18, Right Rev. Dr.
Dart, bishop of the diocese, presiding.
The conservatives have nominated Ex-
Governor Dewdney to oppose Aulay Morrison, Liberal, at the coming Dominion
election for Westminster district.
F. J. Deane, ex-M.P.P.,' Kamloops,
bas been appointed secretary to the
Royal Chinese Commission.
Canadian Casualties.
Ottawa, Ont., 6.— Militia department
was advised by Sir. Alfred Milner this
morning that 370, Private E. Seymour,
Strathcona* Horse, was severely wounded at Krugersport on October 1st. 242,
Private F. M. Okelly, Second Batalion
O. M. R., formerly of the mounted
police, is dead, Private Seymour, is the
is the eldest son of the Marquis of Hertford. The young chap is a pretty lively
character, and cut up to such an extent
one evening at Lanedowne Parke here,
that Colonel SteeL sentenced bimto one
month's imprisonment. The Marquis
and Marchioness came out to Canada to
bid their son goodbye, and to spare their
feelings, Seymour was pardoned. O'-
Kelly's relatives are in Ireland.
Lord Seymour is well known in the
East Riding of Lillooet and Ohilcoten,
having lived there for the past year. He
enlisted at Kamloops.
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The Cost of War.
An actuarial correspondent of the London Timet* thus analysts the losses by
ihewariu South Africa. The mean
strength of the British Army in South
Africa including all forces, whether
Imperial, Colonial or volunteers, may be
taken to have been 5.350 officers and
LSS.000 non-commissioned officers and
men. The deaths have been: Officers
killed or died, of wounds, 380; died of
disease, 1(50—total 540. Non-com*
missioned officers and men killed or died
of wounds, 3,490: died of disease, 5.980—
total 9,5.0. Tne rale of mortality wer-
as follows:—Of tbe officers 72.1 per
J 000 were killed or died of wound?, ami
80.6 per 1,000 died from disease—total
J02.7 per 1,000. Of the non-commix-
sioned officers and men 19 per 1,000
perished inbit.tle or died of woundf
and 31.& per 1,000 died of disease— total.
50.8 per 1,0! 0.
poses at the recently established   northern branches.
Canada at Paris,
Thirty-tree grand prizes, one hundred
and sixty-nine gold and silver medals,
not to mention bronze medals and
honorable mentions, is a pretty good record for the dominion of six million inhabitants, and with three thousand miles
of ocean separating it from the place of
exhibition. It ie a better record than
has been attained by any other country
exhibiting at Paris, bar none. Even the
United Slates, whose showings in the
list of awards was so conspicuous as to
lead the American pipers to claim for
that country to premier positions among
the foreign natlious, fail lo make as
relatively good a showing as did Canada.
This result cannot but be giatifving to
Canadians at large, irrespectively of
party or section, for it has made the
dominion better known abroad, and her
product and manufacturers better
appreciated.
The lesson was from the "Progical
son "and the Sunday school teacher was
dwelling on Ihe character of the elder
brother.
"But amidst all the rejoicing," he said,
"there was one to whom the preparation of tbe feasi brought no joy, to whom
the prodigal's return gave no pleasure,
but only bitterness; one wbo did not
approve of the feast being held, and who
bad no wish tj attend it. Now, can any
of you tell me who this was?"
There was a breathless silence, followed by a vigorous cracking of thumbs,
and then iroui a dozen sympathetic little
geniuses came the chorus:
•'Please, sir, it was the fatted calf."—
Our Bovs Remain.
Ottawa, Oct. 3.—A cablegram was received this morning from Lieut.-Col.
Bitigar, dated Capetown, Oct,2nd, stating that the returning portion of the
First Contingent has sailed by the
Idaho and will be due at Halifax about
Oct 25th. The following officers accompany the troops* Major Pelletier
and Wilson; Captain Rogers, Stairs,
Barker, Fraser and Fuller ton; Lieutenant Marshall. Stewart, Laurie, Leduc,
Pelletier, MacDonatd, Kaye, Oleand and
Winter. A and B companies remain.
Lieut. Col. Bitrgar also states that No.
7655, Pte. It. Laconteur, was killed en
route.	
A Prosperous Bank.
The general meeting of tiie shareholders of the Bank of Biitish North
America was held in London recently
and the chairman in the course of hie
remarks made the statement that the
deposits and current accounts of the
bank evidenced steady and continuous
progress. Tbe cauee of the increase in
business is attributed to the general
activity in trade iu the Dominion, but
more particularly to the amount of
notes which have been required for the
purchase of gold  dust and   other   pur-
Once there was a millionaire.
His friends .aid : "What good is your
money if you are not in politics?"
So he went into politics.
In a short time he waB a politician, but
he was not a millionaire.
Then when he wished to run oflice,
they hooted:
"Why do yon want to mix in politics
when you have no money?"
Moral: "Huh?"—Baltimore American.	
Jonh Taylor, an inmate of the Provincial Home, died on Saturday morning,
aged 78 years. Deceased came to the
Home from Gladwin near Lytton. last
June. He had been a resident in Britisb
Columbia for 43 years, and a greater
portion of lh«j time had lived in or near
Lytton. He was an Engliehman by birth.
The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, Kev. E. P. Flewelling officiating.—
Sentinel.
R.F.Anderson&Co
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
md Kussel Wire Fencing.
CANADIAN PACIFIC
NAVIGATION CO.
(LIMITED.)
WHARF STREET, VICTORIA.
Manitoba's New Premier.
At the caucus of the conservative
members of the Legislature, held at
Winnipeg last Wedneeday, Mr. R. P.
Roblin, M.P P., for Woodlands, was
selected as the successor to Hon. Hugh
John McDonald, who has retired from
the Manitoba Premiership to enter Dominion politics. Mr. McDonald favored
the promotion of Treasurer Davidson.
Anti-British Candidate.
Mr. Bourassa is causing much trouble
in the government. He has sent a letter
to the French-Canadian Liberal candidates,'asking them to support him in
his anti-Imperial crusade. The government had to interfere by warning its
Quebec supporters not to pay any attention to him.
Peace.
A special despatch from Capetown savs
that the United States Consul-General
Stowe, who goes to the United States
shortly on ler.ve of absence, and expressed the opinion that peace will be
proclaimed on October 10, the anniversary of the commencement of hostilities
in South Africa.
First Traveler—Can we have beds
here tonight?
Obliging Hostess— Oh, yes, sir.
First Traveler—Have you—er—any—
er—insects in this house?
Obliging Hostess—No, sir: but we can
get you some.—Punch.
Nursery stock will be admitted into
Canada between October 15 and Decem-
15, and treated at one point in British
Columbea.
Time Table No. 61.—Taking Effect June 15th,
19 ju,
Victoria to Vancouver—Daily, except Monday, at 7 a.m. Vancouver to Victoria -Daily ot
1.80 o'clock p.m., or on arrival of the C.P.R. No.
1 train
Regular freight steamers will leave Victoria
at 1. p.m. on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday,
and Vancouver at 12 p.m. on Wednesday and
Friday.
NEW WESTMINSTER ROUTE,
Leave Victoria for New Westminster, Ladner,
Lulu and Islands—Monday, Wednesilav and
Friday at 7 a.m. Leave New Westminster for
Victoria and Way Ports—Tuesday, 'luamrny
and Saturday at 7 p.m.
NORTHERN ROUTE.
Steamships of this  company  will leave for
Fort   Simpson  and  intermediate  points,  via
Victoria, every Sunday at 11 p.m.
ALASKA ROUTE.
Steamships of this comnany will leave every
Wednesday for Wrangel and Skagway at 8 p.m.
BARCLAY SOUND ROUTE.
Steamer  leaves  Victoria   for   Alberni   and
Sound ports, on the 1st, 7th,  14ih  and 20lh of
each month, extending latter trips to Quatsino
and Cape Scott.
The company reserves the right of changing
this time table at any time without notification
G. A. CARLETON,
General Freight Agent.
C. S. BAXTER,
Passenger Agent.
SAHUEL GIBBS,
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining   Broker,
Reoorts on Mining Properties.
LILLOOET and BRIDGE RIVER. B. C
LICENSED  CONVEYANCES.
HALF-WAY HOUSE.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGlLLIVRAY    Proprietor.
iFirst-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquarterbfor stage.    Stable in con
nection.
J B CHERRY,
A. B.TRIN. COLL., DUBLIN.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR. NOTARY I PUBLIC
Lillooet. B. C)
WANTED-ACTIVE MAN OF GOOD CHARAC-
tcr to deliver and collect in British Columbia
for old established manufacturing wholesale
house. $!KK) a year, sure pay. Honesty more
than experience required. Our reference, any
bank in any city. Enclosed self-addressed
stamped envelope. Manufacturers, Third
Floor. 884 Dearborn St., Chicago.
Mainland Cigar
FACTORY.
IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CIGAR ASK FOR THE
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.
WM. TIETJEN,
Manufacturer.
12» Water Street, VANCOUVER, B. C
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With an intra-
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A book to be
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your Mends. Contains "The Bow-legged Ghost,"
"When Ezra Sang First Bass. "The Man Who
Couldn't Lsugh^ "Possible Title, of Future
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MINING
MACHINERY.
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GA.2sTA.23A..
J. M, Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Handed*
Properties Bondea
Vancouver,
B.C<
Don't Forget the Ashcroft Tailor
WHEN YOU WANT A NEW SUIT.
I have just received direct from Scotland the best selection of Tweeds, Worsteds, Serges,
Pantings in the Interior.   Satisfaction guaranteed.
THOMAS McCOSH, Merchant Tailor, Ashcroft, B. C.
Canadian Pacific Navigation Company.
Cnr A lac Ira Steamers for Skagway and Alaska points leave Victoria every Wednesday
• Ol   HldaKd.   evening and Vancouver every Thursday at 1 p.m.
Steamers for B. V. Northern Points leave Victoria and Vancouver weekly.   Regular steamers
for all British Columbia points.   Particulars on application. C. S. BAXTER, G. P. A.
THIS  XJETjAJSTTX
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.
VANCOUVER, B. €
M. P. GORDON,
Kamloops, B.C.
Furniture of every description,  Carpets, inoleu m,  Window Shades, Cornice Poles, etc.
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS
COMPANY.
ASHCROFT, B. C.
Cariboo and Lillooet
Stage Travel
Clinton and way points, Monday,
Wednesday and Friday.
All points in Cariboo, Monday and
Friday.
Lillooet direct, Monday and Friday,
Forks of Quesnelle, aud way points,
Monday.
Lillooet, via  Lytton, Tuesdays and
Saturdays.
Through and Return Tickets at Reduced Rates.
Special Couveyances Furnished.
A. UFFOBD,
OPTICIAN.
VANCOUVER B.C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and Optical goods. Our repair department is unexcelled for fine work.
Leave your orders with the postmaster
who will have it attended to as well as if
you came personally.
CO- XX. Jzi_tO_t_jl_L,,J_'.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
CANDIES, FRUITS, NUTS
LILLOOET. B. C
BAILEY
HOTEL.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B.C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room  free.
i THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1900
CLAEKE  & CO.,
Chemists and Druggists, Lillooet, B. C
A fully assorted atock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals, Toilet
Articles, Perfumery, etc. We hope, by care and attention to business, to
give satisfaction to all. Special attention to Mail Orders. Let us know
what is the matter or what is wanted, enclosing money, and Medicines or
Goods will be promptly sent.
N. B.—Doctor Clarke'« office at Store.
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••By Pavilion Boiler F.ower."
Mr. Jos.  Watkinson of Foster's  bar
was in town for a few days this week.
Chief Justice MeColl ia bold ing court
of assize at Clinton today.
Jas. B. Uren left Satxrday morning
for Ashcroft on a business trip and will
return this week.
The Clinton races on Wednesday and
Thursday were well attended and the
races came off well.
R. H. Brett returned the first of the
week from Cadwallader where he had
been with the mail.
C. Phair, mining recorder, assessor
and collector, is in the Bridge River
district on government business.
James Amess who has been in charge
o.i the dredge at HorRe Beef bar for the
past few months left for the coaBt last
week.        	
Rev. J. Wright returned from a few
days visit to McGillivray creek and was
well pleased with the mining in that
section.     	
George Doherty returned this week
from Cadwallader where he had bean
working with Jas. Brett on the Gold
Farm group of claims.
Alex McDonald of the Hotel Victoria
returned from a weeks visit at the coast.
D. L. Morgan of  Vancouver  was  a
visitor in town this week for a few days.
Mr. S. Brookes, of Kamloops, representing the Inland Cigar factory was in
town this week on business for the firm.
Mr. D. Hamilton came down from
Cadwallader the first of the week where
he has been working for the pftst few
months. He left again for the mines
Thursday morning.
Thanksgiving service will be held in
the Methodist church, on Thursday
evening the 18th. On Sunday 20th song
service will be held in the evening.
Everybody is cordially invited.
W. E. Brett and sister Miss. E. Brett
who has recently arrived from the east,
came up from the coast Saturday evening. Miss Brett is vis'ting wilh her
sister-in-law Mrs. Thos. A. Brett.
Wm. F. Allen returned from the
Pioneer claim on Cadwallader last Sunday after an absence of a tew months.
He reports the Pioneer as looking firat
rate. 	
Mr. Jae. H. Kidder of Boston, Mass.,
arrived in town the first of the week by
special stage from Lytton and left Wednesday morning with pack horses and
Indian guides for a few weeks hunt in
the vicinity of the North Fork of Bridge
river.
P. V. Heath, Chas. Noel Jos. Russell,
Wm. Findlay J. G. Waker, and Wm.
Johnson left this week for Clinton for
the assiz., being summoned on the jury.
Mrs. Kinder who has been visiting her
son Fred. H. Kinder at Cayoosh creek
for the past few months, left the
first of the week for her home in the
eaBt 	
Ivan Walker who baa been in Lillooet
for the past ten months left Tuesday
morning for Winnipeg where he will
meet his brother and will take up ranching in the North west.
Gib. Ward was in town this week and
reports having Iris place at the ferry in
first class shape for accommodating the
travelling public, horses, etc. This season be has a good crop and abundance
of hay and feed.
John Gibson and Jas. Rowbottom re-
turned fiom Cadwallader the first of the
week, where they have been some time
doing assessment work en mineral
claims for outside parties. James Row-
bottom left for the North Fork Wednesday.  ____
Any person in town wishing to go ont
on the bus in the morning, or have any
freight, would confer a favor by leaving
word at the Pioneer hotel the evening
previous. The bus leaves town sharp
8 o'clock every morning when there are
any passengers or freight.
An old time Cariboo man, "Twelve
Foot" Davis died last month at Fort
Vermillion on Peace River. His nickname is said to have arisen from the
incident ol hip staking a twelve foot
fraction in Cariboo which had not
been located, which turned out very
valuable. He was quiet blind for over a
year before hie death.
Dress and Mantle
Making Shop.
Mrs. E. A. Webster.
Next door to Barber Shop.
J. O'SULLIVAN, F.CS.,
ASSAYER,    ANALYTICAL    CHEMIST    AND
METALLURGIST.
Assayer for 26 years with Messrs. Vivian &
Sons, Swansea. Licensed Provincial Assayer of
British Columbia by Examination.
Assay Oflice and Chemical Laboratory,
Edison Block, RichardB Street,
VANCOUVER, B.C.
HARDWARE.
Dr. Clarke is an expert fishermen and
this week secured in Oayoosh creek some
beauties, weighing over four pounds.
Lillooet can boast of fine trout fishing
and also disciples of Walton wko can
cast a fly and land the speckled beauties
with the beat of them.
At one of the hotela lanft week a bottle
of alcohol, used for the l»mp at the bar
for lighting cigars, mysteriously disappeared. Some time after the proprietor while going through one of the
rooms upstairs came across tbe missing
bottle of alcohol. It is presumed that
gome individual who needed liquid fluid
purloined the wrong bottle, but as it
wm rather strong left it untouched.
Just about one year ago Mrs. J. P.
Forde lost a ring which she wore, and at
the time numerous people hunted every
possible place that the ring mi ght have
been lost. Nothing was heard of the
ring until last Friday, when Mr. S. A.
Macfarlane was standing on the Main
street talking with an acquaintance, he
unconsciously bored a hole in the hard
ground with the tip of the umbrella he
had in his hand, and on withdrawing it
discovered the ring circling the umbrella
tip. On cleaning tbe ring of the
dirt, and showing it to relatives of Mrs.
Foide they at once recognized it as the
ring she lost. The ring was fully a
couple inches under the ground and having been dropped by its owner was
probably stepped on and embedded into
the ground and was gradually being
covered over. It was a strange occurrence and the finding of the rinir was one
chance in a million, had not Mr. Macfarlane accidently unearthed it in such a
strange manner. The ring was turned
over to its owner, being pleased to secure
the lost keepsake.
Having purchased the
Hardware business of Mark
Dumond at illooet, B. C, I
am now prepared to accommodate the public as heretofore in anything in Hardware, Stoves, Tinware and
Mining Supplies.
Orders sent in will receive
prompt attention.
R. J. ATKIN,
LILLOOET, B.C.
JAS. B. UREN
GENERAL BLACKSMITHING
AND HORSESHOEING.
Lillooet, B. C.
Manufacturer of all kind of
MINER'S SUPPLIES, PICKS, DRILLS, Etc.
None but the best material used. Miners or
prospectors sending in orders will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed.
Mineral Act, 1896.
(Form F.)
Certificate o! Improvements.
-STOTTCIE.      .
Hiram and Copeland Mineral Claims, situate
in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lillooet
District.     Where  located:     On  the right
bank of Cadwallader Creek.
Take notice that I, Alfred Wellington Smith,
free miner's certificate No. 18032, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recoider for a certificate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of
the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this fourth day of October 1900.
A. W. SMITH.
Dissolution Notice.
Notice is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore existing between Duncan Fraser
and Geo. D. Bell proprietors of the Excelsior
House, Lillooet, has been dissolved. Kr. Duncan
Fraser will continue the business, to whom all
accounts will be paid and whom will settle all
accounts against said firm.
DUNCAN FRASER,
GEO. D. BELL.
Lillooet, B. C, Sept. 15,1900.
Established 1886. Incorporated 1895
Mclennan, mcfeeley & Co., Ltd.
DAWSON, Y. T. VANCOUVER, B. C.
Importers and Jobbers of HARDWARE,
Iron, 8teel, Glass, Paints, Oils, Metals, Stoves, Tinware, Guns, etc,
We make a specialty of supplies for
Mills, Mines, Blacksmiths, Railroads, Contractors, Lumbermen, etc.
Agents for;—    Giant Powder Co.
Fairbanks Scales
Bennett's English Fuse
Registered Trademark "SUNSET."
Majestic Steel Ranges
Canton Mining Steel
Spooner'B Copperine
Paul Santini,
GENERAL MERCHANT, LILLOOET, B. C.
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Gioceries, Dry   Goods,   Boots  and   Shoes,
Hardware, etc.
MINERS' OUTFITS A SPECIALTY.
THE FEDERAL LIFE ASSURANCE
COMPANY.
Our guaranteed securitv plan is a popular and profitable policy to the assured.
It will pay you to see our rates and different plans before takinjr out a policy.
WM. HOLDEN, Inspector, Vancouver. THOS. McADAM, Provincial Manager.
LILLOOET AND BRIDGE RIVER STORES.
J, DUNLOP.
GrIElSriEiRAL     _I_v_E_E]__^CH:A.IsrT.
Miners Supplies.
LILIILOOIET, -B.'G-
Brancli 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
LYTTON.
A. Gr. RABAGLIATI,
General Dealer
Full  line   of   Groceries,   Dry  Goods,  Boots   and  Shoes
Ohothing and Hardware.     Miners' Supplies.
STANLEY   PARK   BREWERY
F. F0UBERT, Proprietor.
Brewer and Bottler of
_Bisra-iLiis_E3: ale
AIsTHD  STOUT
All goods    guaranteed.     Supplied     to  any part  of the
district at reasonable rates. J
P. O. BOX 234
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Advertise in
The  Prospector
Read by every miner in the district.
Subscription Price $2.00 per year.
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