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The Prospector Nov 3, 1899

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Vol. 2 No. 17.
K In an interview at the coast Mr. R. T.
Ward says he just secured a property in
Lillooet district, which promises to be
more valuable even than the Horsefly.
He has personally purchased one-third
of the ledge on what is known as the
Brett property on McGillivray creek,
and has bonded the other two-thirds (or
$200,000. He has already taken steps to
prove the worth of his new purchase
and has left a gang of men there opening a road up the mountain side to allow  him to take in  a ten. stamp mill
/*< this winter. He has received a tender
from the Wm. Humilton Manufacturing
company for the plant which he has accepted. "Bridge River," said Mr.
Ward, " will be a big camp. It is a
great surprise to me to find that the
■ledges have been untouched for so long."
From the above Mr. Ward will have
the mill on the property as soon as possible and be ready to start early in the
spring. Considerable development has
been done on the group of claims secured
and the ledge shows an average of ten
feet all through. Over one thousand
tone-of ore is on the dump at present,
.and the property is in condition that all
the ore necessary to keep the mill running continuously can be taken out at
any time.
The quartz, according to recent tests
made by Mr. Ward were exceptionally
good. No. 1 assay giving value, $108,83,
No. 2, $45.99, and No. 3, $170 54. The
tailings showed $2.10 per ton, and the
system of testing showed that the property is free milling, and that the
loss, without the use of other machinery
than stamps, batteries and copper plates
would be less than 2 per cent.
Mr. Deasy an experienced miner, who
visited the property with Mr. Ward, was
well pleased with the showings and
'says that it is as fine a ledge as he ever
saw. He also states that the rock from
the ledge can be mined and milled at an
expense of $2 per ton, or less.
The wagon road being built by Mr.
Ward is being pushed forward rapidly
and will be completed in a few weeks
time, after which the excavation for the
mill and bringing in the water, for pow
er, will be started.
Lumber and material was taken up
the lakes yesterday tor buildings at the
mine and will be in readiness for the
machinery when it arrives.
Will Crow The Atlantic
It can be stated on the best authority,
the New York World avers, that the
victorious cup defender* Columbia, will
participate in regular yacht races both
in Mediterranean and British water j.
The Columbia leaves for the other Bide
in the early part of December and will
be commanded by Charley Barr, who
piloted her to victory in the contest
against the Shamrock. The season in
the Mediterranean begins in February
and will be practically completed by
April let. From there the flower of the
^fleet will voyage to Clyde aud thence to
Endorsed At Th* PolU.
A London despatch says the parliamentary election for the Bow and Bromley division of Tower Hamlets, London,
$2.00 a year.
held to replace the Hon. Lionel Healey,
conservative, was fought on the governments Transvaal policy and resulted in
a victory for the government, the con-
servati e candidate being elected by
5,428 votes against 2,124 votes for tbe
liberal ana radical opponent. The conservative majority was nearly twice that
secured in the election of Mr. Healey.
Throughout the campaign Mr. Spencer
the liberal, opposed the war in South
Africa. His opposition was so persistent that he was dubbed by the conservatives throughout the canvass as "Boer
Spencer." j His election literature denounced Tory patriotism as " invoking
the slaugh ter of British workman for
tbe German millionaires of the Rand."
The constituency, which is mainly of
the working class, nevertheless plumped
for " Chamberlain and war."
All Same Clinton.
The Ottawa Citizen states on the best
authority that on Tuesday last, when the
Ottawa contingent was leaving for South
Africa, it was proposed that the Bilt.sh
fUg should be hoisted on the main tower
of the parliament buildings in honor ol
the occaBiou. In fact, apart from the
Imperial significance of event, it iB usual
to recognise departure of troops in war
by the display of bunting. The control
of the parliament buildings is vested in
the department of public works of which
Mr. Tarte is tbe head. Before assuming
the responsibility of flying tbe flag, the
minister was consulted by his subordinates, and it is asserted that he directed
that the flags should not be put up on
the parliament buildings.
Not At Present.
An authoritative statement was issued
at Paris last Saturday denying the rumors of intended Franco-Russian intervention in the Transvaal war, declaring that
France has no ground and no desire lor
any such intervention at the present and
that Russia is likely to be placed in the
same position adding that Germany is
the only power directiy concerned in
the matter.
Notice to Traveler*.
R. A W. Cumming of Pavilion, desires
to thank the public for past patronage,
but hereafter will discontinue keeping
travelers at their place either over night
or for for meals.
Pavilion Mills, November 1st, 1899.
As a result of the investigation into
the Scotsman disaster, at Quebec last
week, Capt. Skrimshireis suspended for
nine months on account of neglecting to
take proper soundings and depending too
much on observations he had taken the
day before the disaster.
A large quantity of light freight is
being brought in over the new road
from Lytton. It is hoped that the government will see that an appropriation
ia made as soon as possible to improve
the short bends and turns so aa to permit four and six horse teams to work.
By making this improvement heavv
freight could be brought in by thia route
especially in the near future when the
quartz mills will be brought in.
Pete Sherwood was in town from the
North Fork for the past few days.
J. McPhail was in town from the Big
Home ranch for a few days this week.
Mike Malloy is down from Cadwallader
where he haa been working some time.
Indian Agent Lomas shot himself last
Friday at Duncan's. It was a case of
John Bond of Pemberton Meadows ha*
been appointed a justice of the peace for
that section.
W. G. Duguid is busily engaged at the
Seaton Lake Sawmill filling tbe orders
now on hand.
R. & W. Cumming of Pavilion Mills
in future will not accommodate travelers
at their place.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors
wood pile, nor roll it down the hill :n
his absence, even tho thy shack be un-
A vestry meeting to elect a lay dele*
gate to represent Lillooet at the Diocesan
Synod, will be held in the school house
tomorrow at four o'clock.
The Rev. Archdeacon Small will hold
services in St. Mary's church on Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock, not in the evening as mentioned on another page.
It it probable that the new organ for
the Methodist church will arrive in time
for Sundays services, and if so in the
evening it will be in the nature of a
song service.
A " Pickwick Club " has been formed
in town to entertain its three members during the coming winter evenings.
So far the gatherings have raised the
Dickens with the neighboring wood
E. Jonas aud son returned from the
Bend'Or mines yesterday afternoon and
will leave for their home in California
tomorrow. Mr. Jones has been superintendent at tbe mines for tbe past few
H. Francis Twiss representing the
Bridge River Prospecting Syndicate of
Vancouver, returned Sunday evening
from Cadwallader where he had been
for a couple weeks looking over properties. He left for Vancouver Tuesday
morning and will return again shortly to
resume operations.
The Lorne arrastra will shut down in
a few day. and Messrs. Young and
Ooughlin will come to town and confer
with the other owners with a view of
putting a stamp mill on the property.
Mr. D. Hurley returned from the coast
Wednesday evening wheie he had been
looking into the matter of purchasing
tbe necessary machinery. The chances
are that a three-stamp mill will be put
on this winter to be ready for work in
the spring.
An insurance agent was in town for a
few days this week doing business.
Gib. Ward arrived in town the first of
the week from his ranch near Sucker
L. McPherson returned from Bridge
river Monday after an absence of a few
M. Dumond, the tinsmith is expected
in todays stage from Ashcroft to look
over his branch business here.
The Sharkey-Jeffries fight is to take
place today, having been postponed from
October 23, owing to Jeffries having injured his orm.
John Marshall and Robert B. Skinner
are applying for a crown grant for' the
Elephant mineral claim situated on the
South Fork of Bridge river.
Bishop Dontenville and Father Mar-
chal arrived in town from the Mission
yesterday afternoon and are visiting the
Indians tribes in this vicinity.
Arrangements will have to be made
shortly for the usual Christmas entertainments and the youngsters will once
more get the benefit of the loose change.
A communication was handed into
The Prospector office for publication on
Thursday afternoon which will not appear owing to it being a personal matter
between individuals.
Wm. Manson guide for the two
Americans who are hunting big game in
the Bridger River section are camped at
Alexandria creek. From reports they
have been successful in securing some
There is some talk of one of our enterprising citizens putting in an aycethne
plant to light the houses in town. The
proposition will no doubt meet with success. We learn that enough lights have
been guaranteed to induce tbe party to
complete further arrangements in the
matter and it will be known shortly
what will be done.
F. M. Robertson, Arthur F. Noel, E.
and J. Jones arrived in town from the
Bend'Or mines on Cadwallader on Turs-
day afternoon. The mill will be kept
running as long as possible aud another
cleanup will be made this fall. The
weather at present ie very satisfactory
and not cold enough to cause any
trouble. Mr. Robertson left for the
coaatthis morning.
Colonel Rives returned last evening
from Ashcroft via Lytton, where he
has been the past few days on business
in connection with the hauling of the
machinery tor his company. At present
two carloads is in Ashcroft and the rest
will arrive shortly. Teams will be put
on at once hauling lumber from the lake
to the work on Cayoosh creek, and the
building for the plant and living quart-
era will be erected at once.
London, Nov. 1.—Special despatch
states that Boers again closed around
Ladysmith Monday night. At dawn
Tuesday the big guns landed from tbe
warship Powerful, opened fire on the
Boers and silenced their guns. Boers
Iobs very heavy.
An unconfirmed statement is published that General Buller has left Cape
Town for Ladysmith.
Nov. 2.—Ladysmith despatch this
morning says all is well and General
White holding his position.
No truth in rumor originating in Berlin that a transport steamer bad been
lost on the way to South Africa.
It is hinted that Cape half breeds who
were in charge of the ammunition mules
at the time of the stampede Monday had
been tampered with by the Boers.
General Buller arrived at the Cape on
Monday and at once commenced operations.
Six companies of the Irish Fusilers
two and a half companies of the Gloa-
certy regiment and tbe 10th Battery
while neconnoitering drove the Boer*
back and also the main advance of the
left driving them back with success.
Owing to an accident ;the mules laden
with all the artillery and small gun
ammunition stampeded leaving the
British without anything to fight with.
They fixed boyanet and seizing a hill
held it with heavy tors.
London, Nov. 3.—War office advised
last night by governor of Natal that communication with Ladysmith interrupted
since 2*30 yesterday afternoon.
Following is a list of the casualities at
scene of battle where the mules stampeded. Six officers killed 9 wounded,
among non-commissioned officers and
men 54 killed and 231 wounded.
Later details of the bombardment on
Tuesday has been received. ^The Boers
reoccupied their old position remounting their big guns. Tne firing was accurate but almost harmless. Tbe Naval
men from the Warship Powerful did
splendid work and quickly silenced the
Boer guns. Boers acknowledge heavy
losses in men and horses in the previous
Belated despatches from Lidysmith
estimate the Boer losses at 95 killed and
200 wounded. It is believed that tb*
presence of the long range naval guns
and splendid shooting of the blue jackets
materially improved British position ai
The B. X. company from reports lately
received will pat on a stage bet veen Lit"
looet and Lytton the first of the week.
Arrangements have been made with the
post office department for carrying the
mails by this route. It quite likely that
the mails will be brought in three times
a week as soon as the change takes place.
Nothing definite is to hand as yet what
the arrangements will be for the Pavilion service.
Quite a large number of Indians who
have been at the. Mission during the
past week attending the ceremonies held
by the bishop came to town Thursday,
November 5th is Gay Fawkei day. 0 *
Published every Friday.
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
Vancouver is having a rather warm
time with the police, council, gamblers
and the sky-pilots. The chief of police
according to resolutions pasBed at a
special meeting of the council last week,
will either have to stop all gambling in
the city or quit his job. The chief had
better quit.
The British Columbia members of the
Canadian contingent to the Transvaal
were royally entertained by their respective towns ahd given a neat sum ol
money on their departure. The contingent numbers one thousand men and
will sail from Quebec sometime this
week. Canada can easily furnish several thousand more men if necessary and
can always be depended upon to assist
in a just cause and her loyalty to the
mother country.
A statement of the fighting strength
the two Boer states in South Africa, "derived from the best authority," fixes the
war strength of the Transvaal at 26,500
burghers, liable to service, of whom 14,-
200 are between eighteen and thirty-
four years of age. The number liable to
service in the Orange Free State, is
stated as 20,000, and the only permanent
troops maintained, a force'of eighty field
artillerymen. "Truth "says: "The
gross total on paper comes to 46,500 for
the two states, of whom "probably about
25,000 are able-bodied men, in the prime
of life. The latest estimate of tbe war
strength of Great Britain is 683,770
troops, which can be swelled to 1,168,-
170 from India and Canada." In view
of the possibilities, however, remote
they may be judged, of the present war
leading to trouble outside of Africa, it is
to be borne in mind that, in addition to
her military strength, Great Britain possesses a navy equal to that of any two
other powers combined.
A wagon road into Bridge river from
Seaton lake will have to be built before
spring. The development and the progress of this district now demands the
expenditure of a sum of money on such
a wagon road. The length of the road
will be in the neighborhood of fifty miled,
and from good authority can be built for
$500 a mile. Considering the amount of
money turned into the provincial treasury every year from this district, the
amount necessary to build the proposed
wagon road, would be nothing. Bridge
river iB entitled to a vagon road and
must have it. The returns from the
Bridge river section would be increased
ten fold with a wagon road, and at present it is considerable nerve to tax the
miner royalty on his output, when the
government will not even have a decent
trail into the district for the miner to
take in his supplies or bring out hi; bullion. Tee road over Mission mountain
up Bridge river is the route to follow for
a wagon road and is the only feasible one.
Lillooet doei not want all the revenue
produced in the province, but is undoubtedly entitled to a least a portion of the
sum donated from this district to the
provincial treasury.
Wipe Out the Title.
One way and the only way to.,abolish
the absurdities incidental to the creation
of queen's counsel in Ontario would be
to wive out the title.     Why should the
state create artificial distinctions between lawyers any more than between
doctors or minister* or merchant-:?
True, the state has an official relationship to lawyers, but the state has also
an artificial relationship to doctors.
Lawyers should be left free to distinguish themselves by learning, ability
and length of service, and the crown
should cease trying to distinguish a lot
of party favorites with titles which are
no longer either useful or ornamental.—
Toronto Telegram.
Vancouver to Stop Gambling.
The Vancouver city council met in
special session, last Wednesday, to investigate and receive evidence regarding
the alleged prevalence of gambling in
that city, the meeting being for the purpose of seeing whether it might not I e
necessary to have a judge of the supreme
court hold a commission of enquiry.
There were present besides the mayor
anc' alderman, and several prominent
citizen. Rev. E. D. McLaren, one of
men who recently visited the gambling
dens, addressed the meeting first, reading a carefully prepared paper, in which
he set forth his views on the subject, together with such evidence as he had personally gathered.
Considerable discussion followed, iu
the course of which several strong
speeches wre delivered. Alderman Skinner's remarks we print below.
Alderman Skinner said : "As a man
who has gambled more or less continuously for over 30 vears I think I am in
a position to speak authoritatively on
this subject. Gambling in my opinion
is tbe worst vice that the human race is
heir to as it is almost sure to lead to
other vices. Gambling dwarfs all the
good and develops all the bad trait that
may be lying latent in a man's character.
Feeling as I do I wish to say here that I
am just as much in favor of the suppression of this vice as the reverend gentleman who has just addressed, but how
are you going to do it? There are two
vices that you might as well try to Btop
as to make a river run up hill. I refer
to prostitution and gambling. Not long
since the World had an editorial on the
former in which it urged upon this council to take the necessary steps to dispense
with the denizens of Dupont street.
Now. sir, I claim that if this were done
we would find ere long that recognized
houses of prostitution existed in all
parts of the city.
Tbe same applies to gambling, close
such places as the Savoy and Balmoral
today and tomorrow they will rise phoe-
uix-like in some other quarter. As sensible men we know that gambling in
this city can not be entirely stopped,
then the best course to pursue is to devise some plan whereby the evil effects
may be lessened. Of course in my opinion the proper plan would bz to license
it and keep it under the strict supervision of the police, but unfortunately this
cannot be done without having the Dominion statutes changed. But we can
do this; we could so arrange that if any
saloon which permitted gambling to exist behind closed doors its license would
be cancelled, and while we would not issue any permit to allow gambling still it
could go on in the open bar and tbe police duld round up each place once a
month and fine them so much in proportion to the number of games played. As
an employer I beg to state that if I knew
of any of my clerks playing black jack or
any other games in such places as tired
Savoy I would quietly get rid of them,
not because of a necessity that every
young men' who gambles may prove him
self to be a thief, but because the temptations are so.etrong and the chances so
great. This, sir, is my theory, what
gambling, goes on here should be done
openly, not behind closed doors, and
your clerks and mine will refrain from
being seen in such places for fear of los<
fectsof gambling will be gteatly mitigated."
The following is the resolution passed:
"That the chief of police be notified
that he is hereby given notice that the
gambling must be stopped and if he cannot B'op it, we will be compelled to ask
him to hand in his resignation."
The question was raised by Aid. Skinner as to whether the resolution was intended to apply to the games of chance
played at church bazaars and to rallies
and nickel-in-the-slot machines. He
was told that it applied to all forms of
gambling whatsoever."
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
Elephant Mineral Claim. Situate in the Lil
looet Mining Division oi Lillooet district.
Where located:    South Fork of Bridge River.
Take notice that we, John Marshall free miner's certificate No. 95800, and Robert B. Skinner
free miner's certificate No. 17874, 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
tlie 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-third day of October, 1899.
Lillooet, B. C
Soo Pacific Line
For information regarding
tickets to and from all points
Canada, United
States and Europe,
and tickets to
China, Japan, Honolulu, and Australia,
apply for information to
H. E. Leslie,
Agent Ashcroft.
or to E. J. Coyle,
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent,
Vancouver, B.
Lillooet, B. C.
Have in stock all kinds of
Dried Lumber, Finishing
Lumber and Mouldings.
All   orders   will    receive
w  _     _    prompt attention.   Write for
ing their positions, and thus the evil ef-' prices or appty at the yard.
W, F. Allen  Proprietor.
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First Class Hotel in every respect.'    Accommodation
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished.     Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
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Headquarters tor tlie B. C Express Stages.
Hotel Victoria
Thia hotel being new and thoroughly finished throughout is the only first
class hotel in Lillooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at the Hotei Victoria. Good stabling in connection with the hotel. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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ID.  _rttJ-.S'El'&,*  PEOP.
LILLOOET,       aa	
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars ■■sa
As soon as the Lillooet-Lytton road Is completed we will run a through Btage
from Lytton to Lillooet. At present we have rigs at both ends of the road which
will take you as far as possible, and we supply saddle hordes for the rest of the
trip.   By starting from Lytton over twenty miles is saved when going to Lillooet.
If you contemplate atrip into Lillooet district, writeua for information.
Lytton and Lillooet, B V.
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
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Post Office and Telegraph Office in connection.    Freight teams plying once a -
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
W. CUMMING, Agent, Lillooet B. C.
Storage & Forwarding Agts
m wr-.-se
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle railway charges and forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY & CO. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER, 3 1899.
Copper'* Bright Future.
The outlook bears evidence that the
[price of copper will keep at its present
I market  rat»» for a long time to come.
I Co|>per stocks may respond to speculative   movements  and   hit nearly every
no ein the gamut of bulls and bears, but
[the market price of the red metal will
I not vary much from its present figures.
In'a word, the demand  equals the supply, and purchasers  find profit in lit
! handling.     It pays to use copper in the
industrials and as long as it does, thert
will be no falling of in its price.
The prospecting for copper proposi-
tious iB meeting success in every portion
of the great mineral west and northwest.
Copper prospects are being developed
into producing mines, and the mines
are being capitalized in healthy, rotund
figures. The investing capital in the
east is hungry for copper stocks, and
very many who have been content with
their little holdings in small dividend
paying pursuits, are parting with them
and putting their money in copper securities yielding larger interest on their
'pital. It has taken many years to
/ i-abuee the eabtern mind that mining
is a gamble, but the people have come
to realize that mining is just as legitimate as railroading, ship-building, stock-
raising or farming, and they are clamoring for mining stocks.
II is said there is no trouble to sell a
copper mine iu New York or in Boston.
All that the would-be purchaser wishes
to know is that there is merit in the
mine, and that a reasonable price is
wanted for it. The capitalist who can
be satisfied upon these points becomes a
ready purchaser. Many do not wait for
sellers to come to them but, providing
themselves with grips and checkbooks,
go west to find the mine and the owner.
Colorado, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Briti*^ Columbia and
even inhospitable Ah ska ire the objective points of our east n fortune hunters. Anywhere is their field, provided
copper mines may be found. Indeed,
copper is king and he wears the crown
which outshines the most highly burnished gold, or the alluring sheen of silver.—Western Mining World.
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.
Tweeds, Trouserings, Serges, Winter Goods, etc
Call and inspect our stock. Good workmanship and moderate charges.   Repair
ng and cleaning a specialty.   Orders by mail or express punctually attended to.
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Progress of Canada Unexampled.
Sir Charles Tupper, at the annual banquet of th* Woodbridge fair, in Ontaro
last week, rep'ying to the toast of " the
house of commons and provincial legislature," said lie believed the parliament
of Canada reflected the intelligence of the
people of Canada. Continuing, he said
tbe progress of Canada was unexampled,
and her great natural resources would
make her the most important portion of
the empire.
Canadians Uood Enough.
There oannot be much force in this
cry that no officer in Canada has seen
the active service necessary to quality a
Boldier for the command of the handful
of men in any Canadian detachment
which may go to the Transvaal. Every
Canadian officer who was through the
rebellion of 1885 has a greater experience of active service than an overwhelming majority of the officers on
whom Germany would have to lean in
case of war. There is no pretence that
Canada's officers are technically as well
trained as German soldiers, but, if experience in active service be a disqualification for a subordinate command,
then there are few qualified officers in
the armies of France or Germany.—
Toronto Telegram.
Other business demanding my constant presence in the Bridge river district, I am compelled to offer my Black-
smithing Business for sale, together
with all tools and appliances necessary
to the trade.
For further particulars apply to
Oct. 13, '99. Lillooet, B. C.
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining  Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
VANCOUVER,   -   -  -   -  B. C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods.   Our repair department is unex
celled for fine work.    Leave your orders with
he postmaster who will have it attended to as
ell as if you came nersonally.
Take notice that 60 days from this date it is
my intention to apply to the chief cornmis
sioner of lands and works for permission to
purchase a small island situated on Bridge river
opposite John Collum's pre-emption, containing 20 acres of land more or less, at the south
east corner of which I have placed a post marked E. 0. Delong's initial post and a copy of this
notice attached. E. 0. DELONG.
Sucker Creek, 7th October, 1899.
Miners' Dispute Settled.
The case of Madden vs. Connell was
argued in the supreme court last week
at Ottawa. The appellant in this case
seated a mining claim in British Co'-
mnbia and worked it sufficiently to entitle him to a certificate of improvements
on which he could obtain a crown grant.
On taking the necessary steps for this
certificate, respondent brought thia action claiming that the appellant's claim
overlapped one subsequently staked by
him, the main ground of his contention
being that the position of appellant's
elaim extended over the boundary into
the United States which made void his
title to the whole. The court below gave
effect to this contention and gave judgment against appellant accordingly.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B.C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room  free.
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
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Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 186:!
General Here hand ise and
Miners Supplies.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
OHA8. McGILLIVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.  Choice
liquors and cigars.
HeadquarterBior, stage.     Stable in connection.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
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.
128 Wate* Street, VANCOUVER, B C.
and Contractors
Sole agents:
M. Beatty k 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.
J. M, Mackinnon
Mining Properties
Properties Bondeo
Vancouver B. G
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.
N. de Keyser ashcroft
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 tbe smallest newspaper print and
age.   We will guarantee satisfaction.   Repairing department a specialty.
Leland House
Corner of Hastings.andlQranvilleStreeto.       VANCOUVER B. €
D. Hurley and W.  E. Brett returned
from the coast Wednesday evening.
Mr. 0. O'Halloran the well known
farmer at Pavilion was in town the first
ef the week.
E. Bell, Indian agent, is in town on
one of his annual tours among the Indians of this section.
Judge Cornwall returned to his home
at Ashcroft Tuesday morning after
holding county court here Monday.
Cameron & Hurley are making regular
trips from Lytton to Lillooet every Monday and Friday, returning to Lytton
next day. 	
J. D. Ferguson after an absence of
several months returned to town the first
of the week and will be employed up
Cayoosh creek.
Alderman R. B. Skinner of Vancouver
will visit Lillooet shortly, and will probably go into the Bridge river section
where he is interested.
Mr. A. Kaye assayer, who spent some
time in Lillooet last year, returned to
town this week from the coast and will
probably go to Bridge river for the
T. A. Brett, George Dolierty and H.
Downs returned to McGillivray creek
Tuesday morning after a few days in
town. They report work a? going on
satisfactorily on the wagon road.
J. Benson of the firm of Mackinnon &
Benson, assayers and mining ongineers,
came up from Vancouver last Saturdav
and returned again next day. He expects shortly to go England on a visit.
A violin player entertained a few of
our inhabitants in Santini's hall, Monday evening. What there was of the entertainment was good and tlie program
rendered showed that the musician
knew how to handle the voilin.
John Mitchell and W. Bishop drove
over from Clinton Tuesday returning
next day. Mr. Mitchell was in town
with the purpose of making a deal for
Delong's blacksmith shop. Definite arrangements will be made later.
During th« baseball craze part of a
fence was removed at the practise
ground and was not replaced. The owner of the fence, who is a good natured
man, has been occupied for a couple of
days getting things in shape again.
F. M. Robertson, secretary of the
Bend'Or company, arrived in tow« la«t
Monday accompanied by W. E. Lundie
the new superintendent for the mine,
and A. Naught an amalgamator. They
left for Bridge river next morning and
Mr. Robertson will return today with
Arthur Noel.
Rev. Archdeacon Small will bold services in the Church of England on Sunday evening, November 5th.
Emma Jane Marshall who has been
very ill during the past week is reported
as being considerably better today.
Rev. J. E. Gardner is expected to arrive on today's stage from Lytton after
an absence of several weeks in the east
for medical attendance.
Tuesday night was Halloween, and
and as nothing was disturbed during the
night, it was evident that the "kids"
have tumbled to themselves.
Joseph McDonald, for some time in
the registry office at Kamloops, committed suicide last Thursday by shooting himself through the head.
Robert Stoddart arrived in town Monday from Ashcroft and will go up Cayoosh creek Bhortly to work on the new
buildings for the Gold Reefs company.
Colonel Rives went to Lytton Tuesday
and will probably go to Ashcroft to complete arrangements for bringing in the
machinery for the Toronto & Lillooet
Gold Reefs.
County court was held here on Monday and four cases against the Dominion
Gold Dredging & Placer Mining Company were heard before Judge Cornwall.
The plaintiffs were employed by the
company on the dredger, and work being shut down the managei left town
without settling with the men or discharging them. The plaintiffs sued for
wages from the time of going to work until entering suit. The judge allowed
plaintiffs wages for the time worked, the
defendants to pay all costs.
The Labar Question.
Mr. John Bond came in from Pemberton Meadows Saturday evening and remained in town until Tuesday morning,
having come to meet his daughter, Miss
Phoebe Bond, who has been up the Cariboo road for some time teaching. They
left Tuesday morning for home. Mr.
Bond settled in the Pemberton section
last spring and is very enthusiastic as to
the future of that section, all that is necessary is decent transportation, and as a
farming section it cannot be surpassed.
In a short time if a wagon road was built
quite number of settlers would move in,
as it is no v the few who are improving
their land, are patiently waiting for some
recognition fiom the government.
Three Big Nuggets.
The Province says what are probably
the three biggest nuggets ever brought
in to Vancouver were brought in by
Messrs. Gibson, Brackett and Haseltine,
who with Thomas Dunn and Aid. R. B.
Skinner own the Caledonian aud Willow
creek group of claims in the Atlin country together with some claims on Wright
creek. The three nuggets together are
worth a thousand dollars, one of them
from Wright creek being a lump of solid
iold that the value of which is four hun-
lred dollars.
The five gentlemen comprising the
syndicate purchased the groups of claims
last spring and have been working them
all summer, their season's cleanup being in the neighborhood of $50,000. Next
year the claims will be worked by ground
sluicing and hydraulicingand much better results are expected.
A Sample Claim.
The following is a sample of the
•'claims" that are being filed against
Canada on account of the Alien Exclus.
ion legislation passed by this province
last winter. It was filed by G. Swanson
who became a naturalized citizen of the
United States in Wright county, Missouri, in 1886:
For being denied the privileges granted
me by my free miner's eertifieate, of
prospecting, locating, recording, buying, and selling placer claims in the
district of Cassiar, British Columbia, I
claim damages in tlie sum of $20,000
Cost of outfit, duty, freight, etc       250
Lost time, six months, at } 100 per month.      fiOO
Druggists and Stationers.
LYTTON, 13. C.
Miners orders and Mail orders filled promptly.
Editor Prospector, Sir: At the last
sitting of the county court in Lillooet,
October 30th, a case was decided upon
which has been the subject of considerable comment since. The case referred
to being the suit brought by the employees of the Dominion Gold Dredging
and Placer Mining Co., to recover wages
due them for the time worked aud lose
of time while waiting for their wages
alter the work was shut down, they not
receiving their discharge.
While I do not question  the decision
of our honored judge, yet  I hold it is a
shame that no better protection exists
for the workingman than there appears
to be at the present time.     What right
has any company or individual to engage   men   to   work   unless   they have
the wherewith  to pay them when the
work is done, for I contend that when a
man's work is done or when he receives
notice that his services are no longer required, his money is due and to delay
payment is nothing more or less than
defrauding   him   of   his   rights.    Why
should  he be obliged to await the convenience of the company or employer as
in this instance for his hard earned money, often causing him severe loss as he
waits day after day and cannot go away
to some other field of labor until he gets
his money. Now, sir, as such occurrences
happen quite frequently in our fair province, and has becomes what might call
an every day occurrence #ith the company referred to, it is time that the attention of our law makers was called  to
the fact and it is hoped that they shall
enact such measures as will cause such
companies or individuals to cease to employ men, for such concerns are only a
detriment to any community and should
be countenanced as common thieves.
Lillooet, November 1st, 1899.
Lillooet. B. C
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
MINERS' SUPPL1LS a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1895.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
Mclennan, mcfeelei k Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith  Supplies     Mill Supplies')]
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies.
Agents lor The Giant Powder Co., Sun Francisco.
Paul Santini   i
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
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
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty
Elephnnt Mineral Claim. Situate in the Lil
looet Mining Division of Lillooet district.
Wtiere loeated:    South Fork of Bridge River.
Take notice that we, John Marshall free miner's certificate S O. 95860, and Robert R Skinner
free miner's ceititt.-ate No. 17874, 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 lake notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this twtuty-third day of October, 1899.
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places in the Cariboo district. Money received on deposit. Drafts issued and collections inane
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