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The Prospector Dec 8, 1899

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Vol. 2, NO. 22.
$2.00 a year.
Mr. R. T. Ward returned from McGillivray creek last Sunday evening, where
he had been inspecting some work jnst
_ completed on the Brett group of mines,
in which propery he is financially interested. He is more than ever pleased
with the property, and will, in future,
take an active part in making McGillivray creek the 9cene of a busy mining
The road to the mine received its finishing touches a few days ago. It is one
of the best mountain roads in this section of British Columbia, having an av-
j^erage grade of 1 in 10 throughout, and a
■ \ little financial assistance on the part of
our local government would convert
it into a first class wagon road.
Water has been brought to the mouth
of the tunnel through a ditch 600 yards
long, 4 feet wide and 2 feet deep. At
present the water in the creek is extrem-
ply low, but, on measurement the other
day, showed 70 inches—ample power to
operate any machinery necessary on the
mine. The mill site is just 300 feet below the mouth of the tunnel down which
incline the water will be piped. A first
class log house 20x28 feet has just been
completed and made comfortable for
about 20 men. Timber is now being
lj hewed for the mill frame, and a whip-
sawing outfit is busy getting ont lumber
necessary for the building. It was at
first intended to operate but ten stamps,
but recent developments have induced
the owners to add ten more. The mill
site is admirably situated, in fact the
whole property is fortunately favored.
The finest mining timber covers all the
In cutting the ditch the.ledge was uncovered about 200 feet below the lower
tunnel, showing 10 feet of quartz, from
which some fine samples of free gold
were obtained. Gold can be seen in all
the tunnels, and can be traced along the
ledge, through two claims. Undoubtedly the property will prove a good
mine, and the only wonder to us is that
it has lain idle so long.
On the dumps of the three tunnels
rich specimens of free gold can be picked up at random. That Mr. Ward appreciates the investment he has maue in
this mine can be seen in his decision to
double the mill capacity since his purchase. A few more men of his stamp
will materially demonstrate to the outside world w'lat the mining possibilities
of Lillooet really are.
The machinery for the mill is already
shipped, some of which is already here.
Air. John It. Williams will undertake to
deliver it on the mine, and, in the course
of a few days will commence operations.
The building of the mill will be commenced about 1st of February, and if
everything should go well the mine
should be in full swing about May 1st.
In the meantime some work will be carried out in the main tunnel, putting in
an air shaft and otherwise putting the
property in first class shape.
A Wednesday morning Mr. Ward left for
/"Ashcroft, after paying off Borne of his
men. He will return in about ten days
and possibly remain in this vicinity some
There are some good ledges in the vicinity of McGillivray creek needing but a
little practical labor to demonstrate their
worth.    At present the multiplicity of
location posts is about the only attraction to be found there in a practical mining sense. McGillivray creek is a good
mining district and will well repay a
little hard work. It is an easy country
to traverse, within easy reach of this
town, with gold indications second to
no other mining district on the coast. A
systematic elevation of discovery posts
seldom helps to develop a mineral section or enrich the owner's pocket.
Increased rtail Service Needed.
The petition to the post office department will be circulated around town the
next few days for signatures, asking to
have three mails a week into Lillooet via
Lytton. The petition should be signed
by all and every influence brought to
bear on the "government to have this
matter attended to at once. Lillooet has
reached such a stage that two mails a
week is not sufficient to supply the demands and. it is absolutely necessary
that the residents of West Lillooet should
have increased mail service. With the
completion of the wagon road to Lytton
it has put Lillooet in closer touch with
the outside world, making the distance
much shorter, and will therefore reduce
the mileage for the mail service.
At present the mail arrives Monday
and Friday evenings, leaving early next
morning again. Monday's mail brings in
letters and papers from the coast not
later than Saturday, and no mail is received again juntil Friday, leaving Lillooet one week without communication.
Important mail if accidentally delayed
will take at least a couple of week to arrive here causing great inconvenience
and often loss of money to the parties interested. With the new service, via Lytton, as we learn is the intention of the
post office department, should call for
three times a week instead of twice. Not
only will the people of Lillooet be benefited but those on the outside doing business in this section.
The mail to Pavilion may be also arranged on the same lines supplied from
Lillooet, snd if so will also give the residents there increased service.
The mail service is a matter of extreme
importance and everyone in this section
should do their utmost to bring the new
service about.
Manitoba Elections.
Despatch received today with reference to the Manitoba provincial election
held yesterday states that the government was defeatad. The opposition 21,
the government 16 seats, one tie. Two
elections will be held later. Thomas
Greenway was leader of the government
and Hugh John Mncdonald leader of the
A small steam craft of some sort is
badly needed on Anderson lake, and ere
spring time arrives, we kope to see some
enterprising individal taking advantage
of this opportunity. A small wayside
house for the accommodation of man
and horse would find ample remuneration even no*-, at the mouth of McGilli*
vra) creek, and be a great boon to travelers. 	
We learn that ere long more than one
of our young men of this town will take
unto himself a wife. We wish them all
J. M. Mackinnon and Arthur F. Noel
arrived in town from the Bend'Or mines
last Saturday afternoon with the fourth
cleanup this fall. The mill run was 24
days and during that time ^crushed 450
tons of rock, and the amount obtained
was about the same as the other cleanups— $7,000. When taken to the coast
the amalgam will be retorted and the
actual amount will th^n be obtained.
The mill was started up again on the 30th
and as the weather is very mild on Cadwallader, another run of twenty days or
so can be made.
In the mine everything is looking first
rate and the ledge where the work is now
being carried on is about five feet wide,
the new ledge recently opened up is
proving good. About 25 men are
employed and will be kept at work all
winter, getting out ore for next summer.
•Number 1 and 2 tunnels will be
connected with an upraise which will
make a great difference in handling the
ore, as it will then be put through to No.
2 tunnel and taken on to the mill, as it is
now the rock requires too much handling.
The Bend'Or mine is in first class
shape and with the successful working
next season, as it ^ias thia fall, will put
tbe company in first class condition. The
following is the result of the mil! since
starting work, until November 1st: number of tons crushed 1,082, realizing 1,-
287.91 ounces of gold, value $21,241.78.
Mr. Mackinnon left for Lytton by
special rig Sunday morning with the result of the last cleanup.
The Bridge River Hail.
Bridge river is to have two mails a
month, from now on, during the winter.
The postofrice department sends one
mail on the first Tuesday in each month,
and the residents living in the district
have clubbed together and hired a man
to make the extra trip. . The Bend 'Or
Company is to pay $10 a month and
each of the men $1, and, with the others
in the district, will be sufficient to pay
a man to make tne trip. Bridge river
should have at least two mails a month,
as the number of people and the mail
matter going in warrants it. The matter
will be taken up and the postotfice department will be interviewed to see what
can be done in supplying the mail twice
a month. A petition should be gotten
up and presented, and no doubt the
matter would be attended to. Arrangements have been made with I. McPhail
io carry the mail the extra trip, and he
vill start on hisdutieson Saturday, 16ib
Lillooet rtlnlng: Division.
Starting at the Fraser river at a point
half way between Kelly's and Pavilion
creeks; thence easterly along height of
land dividing water-shed of Pavilion
creek from that of the Bonaparte river,
continuing westerly and southerly along
the height of land between Hat creek
and the Fraser river to a point where
such divide meets the southern boundary
of watershed of Fountain creek; thence
westerly to a crossing of the Fraser at a
point half way between Cayoosh river
and Texas creek; thence southwest
along the southern boundary of the
drainage area of the Cayoosh river and
Lillooet lake to the south end of Lillooet
lake; thence westerly and northerly
along the height of land dividing the
dainage areas of the Lillooet lake, Upper
Lillooet aud Bridge rivers on the east
from tne drainage area of those streams
where such height of land meets the
height of land lorming divide between
thedrainage areaof Bridge river on the
south and Big creek on north; thence
easterly along such divide to the point
of commencement.
The new boundaries for  the Lillooet
mining division have been defined.
Rev. Arcndeacon Small will hold service in the school house Sunday evening
7-30 oolock.
Joe Russel returned from the Bend'Or
mines yesterday and will leave shortly
for his home in Park Falls, Wis.
There will be no services in the Methodist church Sunday morning or evening.
Sunday school will be held at the usual
W. Ferguson will open up a repair
shop shortly for watches and clocks in
Lillooet and will be pleased to do any
work in that line.
The civic elections for New Westminster were held last Monday. Mayor
Ovens, Aid. Scott and W. H. Keary were
the candidates for mayor.
W. F. Allen of the Pioneer Hotel will
also have his house lighted by acetylene
gas and the plant for the same has been
ordered. The antire house will be lighted by this means.
Some of the young men are making
preparations for a skating rink in the
west end of town and will shortly have
the ground in shape for that purpose.
At present nothing definite can be learned of the intentions of the club.
Short notices in the Vancouver papers
announce the arrival there of the mountain goat, which was captured near Lillooet, and purchased by Aid. R. B. Skinner. The alderman has presented "Oom
Paul" to the Stanley Park zoo.
The Alpha Bell Gold Quartz Mining
company are applying for a crown grant
for the Trio mineral claim on Cadwallader creek, as is also the Bend'Or Mines
for the Mabel, Happy Thought and
Woodbine fractions in the same vicinity.
Nothing new has transpired in connection with the sudden disappearance
of Delong's turkey a couple weeks ago.
Some of the boys seem to know a good
deal and express freely their opinions.
The suicide theory has been abandoned,
and it is rumored that cash was received
for him.	
It is almost time that something was
done in connection with the annual
Christmas tree and entertainment. Subscriptions towards the fund have been
made and it would be advisable foi someone to take charge of affairs. The time
is short, a little over two weeks, and the
numerous kids will be expecting the annual donations.
A London despatch of the 5th reports
that Bechuanaland police captured a
laarger west of Kimberly on the 28th.
The London Chronicle Modder river
special says the British forces never fae-
ed such sustained fire as in the late
battle. British suffered greatly in trying to rush the bridge, The Boer loss
waB tremendous.
The Household cavalry—the flower of
the British army—has sailed for the
It is stated that the Modder river
bridge has been repaired and the British
have resumed the march towards Kimberley.
Report from Mafeking under date of
the 30th says the siege has been practically raised.
Despatches received on the 6th say:
General Gatacre has re-occupied   Mol-
tons and secured a large quantity of corn.
A Durban despatch says scurvy and
dysentry is rampant among the Boers
around Ladysmith.
A Capetown despatch says thirty-nine
of the Canadian contingent remained
behind, not passing the medical examination. The Canadian regiment will
act in concert with the Black Watch and
Seaforth Highlanders.
General Methuen reports that he
found 23 Boers on tbe field and that 27
bodies have since floated to the surface
of the water in Modder river. The Boers
buried some dead and the remainder
with wounded were taxen to Jacobsdal
in the Orange Free State. Enemy's loss
was greater than ours and their spirit
much shaken.
A Pretoria despatch on the 71 h Bays
General Joubert is indisposed and has
arrived at Volksrust for treatment.
General Buller telegraphs war office
that it is difficult to get losses of Boers
at Belmont; 81 dead Boers were accounted for and the enemy gave out definitely
that only fifteen were killed. In General Hildyard's action 36 Boers were killed and 100 wounded. Enemy admit
about one-tenth tbe actual losses. General Buller also says he believe j 800
Boers were killed and wounded at Ladysmith on November 8th and 13th.
A despatch on the 7th says that there
is a complete lull in news from South
Africa. Ladysmith is in signal communication with Frere and up to Sunday all was well.
Firing has been heard in the direction
of Stromberg junction, possibly between,
General Joubert and the advance guard.
Reported all well at Kimberley.
A Capetown despatch of the 7th, Gen-
Methuen wired yesterday that he had resumed command and is in communication with Kimberley. Health of troops
is excellent.
Boers are massing in the hills, digging
rifle pits, etc., at Spytfontein beyond
Modder river, where big engagement is
looked for.
Special from Toronto Globe correspondent with the Canadian contingent says:
"We are now encamped at DeAarand
go to the front tomorrow.   All well."
Modder river despatch says a searchlight message from Kimberley states all
well and 20 days provision and forage on
General Buller has arrived at Frera
and advance for relief of Ladysmith may
be expected.daily. THE PROSPECTOR, LTLLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER, 8, 1899.
Published every Friday.
Parable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER, Editok and Proprietor.
The present government does delight,
for it looks much that v/ay, to disregard
anything that may benefit West Lillooet.
The roads and trails throughout the district ii a sample of the snide manner of
dealing with matters. The district donates revenue over five times the amount
annually as what is appropriated for the
district. The Bridge river trail has never
been in good condition for travel, and
last year the trail had to be put in shape
by private parties, who were taking in a
large amount of machinery. The government wa> asked to reimburse a portion of the amount expended, but replied that they could do nothing as no
appropriation had been made for such
work. The work done at that time was
a great help for the people traveling to
the mines. Bridge river district is never
overlooked when there is a chance to
fleece the miners for taxes and this will
not be forgotten. Another case is that
of the wagon road up Cayoosh creek
which has been in a delapitated condition for some, although with a few dollars could be made a good m< untain
road. The Toronto & Lillooet Gold Reefs
company commenced work this spring
and asked to have the road put in condition to allow them to take in their machinery and supplies, which would come to
about 700,000 pounds. The government
gave instructions to have two men at
work to put the road in shape so teams
could pass over. The men wonted the
time laid out for them, but the work
was not sufficient for heavy loads to go
over, and the company has kept from
four to twelve of its own men at work on
the wagon road so that the teams could
move along without danger, and at the
present time have the road in fairly
good condition. The company will 'no
doubt have to pay all taxes when due,
with no consideration for keeping a public road in condition. They are endeavoring to open up Oayoosh craek section,
installing mining machinery, hiring a
large number of men and generally helping the district, the residents besides the
government benefit more or less by such
companies in our midst, and encouragement should be given. The government
thinks otherwise and does its utmost to
discourage capital and put barriers in
the way of anything that is to advance
the district. One thing that the people
here can rejoice on, is that after the
next elections the whole batch of the
Semlin government will be hunting new
jobs, which can't come to Boon.
In the News-Advertiser of a recent
date Aid. R. B. Skinner in an interview,
states that he had just returned from
Lillooet and that it was his intention to
be a candidate for West Lillooet if an
election takes place in the spring. He
also says several leading men in Lillooet
had intended coming out, but they have
now all promised to give their support
to him. This may be quite true, but as
far as The Prospector can learn, the men
who have intended coming out will do
so when the time comes. This district
will have a local man to represent it in
the legislature and we do not think a
non-resident could be elected nor a candidate in favor of the present government. Mr. Skinner has been in this district quite often the last few years, and
is interested in mining properties. He
is a "hail fellow well met " and probably a rustler, but will not receive the
support he expects. If an election takes
place in the spring West Lillooet will
produce a local man to run whose first
duty will be to advance West Lillooet on
every occasion.
We learn that Charles Augustus Semlin, premier of British Columbia, will
contest West Lillooet at the elections
which will most likely take place in the
spring. Well, Charley don't do anything rash for you will be sorry.
All those entitled to vote should have
heir names registered on the voters list
at once.     If your vote is in another district have it changed.
Are Not Sounding Their Own Taumpets.
British generals seem to be unable to
magnify their triumphs or minimize
their disasters. They have no skill in
the publication of their own achievements, and it is probable that the action
at Belmont was much more important
and significant than General Methuen's
report would indicate. No British general [.has so far given himself the best
side of the story he tells. Gen. White's
report of the disaster at Nicholson's Nek
waB just twice as bad as the facts, and
it is not impossible that the result at
Belmont may be twice as good as General Methuen's report.—Toronto Telegram.	
Victoria acts the School.
Although not authoritatively announced it is settled that Victoria will
be chosen as the British Columbia city
in which manual training classes will be
established under Sir W. C. Macdonald's
generous offer. It iB considered advisable that these objective classes should
be established in the capitals of the
several provinces, and in the majority of
cases this will be done. The object is
that the several provincial education
department shall be in close touch with
the new branch of education, and the
legislators be enabled to judge the better
of its working as it will be for the
province to determine whether at the end
of three years manual training shall be
Frederick Williams, who once represented Esquimalt and was speaker of
the provincial parliament during the
Walkem administration, 1878-82, died at
Victoria last Thursday. He was a native
of Suffolk, England, 77 years of age. He
leaves a widow.
Hewitt Bostock, M. P., for Yale-Can-
hoo, is in Ottawa on private business.
He sayB a battle royal will be on when
the British Columbia legislature meets
between Martin and his opponents, the
result of which will be hard to tell.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
The Happy Thought Fraction, tlie Mable Fraction and Woodbine Fraction mineral claim,
situate in the Lillooet mining division of Lil
looet district. Where located: South Fork
Cadwallader creek.
Take notice that the Bend Or Mines Ltd.,
free miner's certificate No. B17099, 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 claims.
And further take notice that action, under
section 87, must be commenced before the issuance of such certfficate of improvements.
Dated this first day of December, 1899
Agent Bend'Or Mines Ltd.
VANCOUVER, - - - - B. C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department is unex
celled for fine work. Leave your orders with
the postmaster who will have it attended to as
well as if you came personally.
Druggists and Stationers.
Miners orders and Mail orders filled promptly.
Lillooet. B. C
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining  Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
MINERS' SUPPL1LS a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
Elephant Mineral Claim. Situate in the Lil
looet Mining Division of Lillooet district.
Where located:   South Fork of Bridge River.
Take notiee that we. John Marshall free miner's certificate No. 95860, 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
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-third day of October, 1899.
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. C
W. F. Allen  Proprietor.
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First Class Hotel in every respect.ll   Accommodation
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished      Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the,
LPioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.,
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Headquarters  tor the B. C- Express Stages,
Hotel Victoria.
Tlita hotel being new and thoroughly finished' throughont'jis the only first
class hotel in Lillooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with the hotel. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
9   9   9   9    9   9     CHARGES    MODERATE.      999009
LILL0OET.1 - 2 - . £ B. O.
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Stage leaves Lytton every Monday and Friday morning
for Lillooet. returning next day.    Special trips made.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY!    •:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B C.
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. 0.
Storage & Forwarding Agts
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle railway charges and forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY & CO THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER, 8, 1899.
In a late issue of an American mining
paper contains a paragraph to the effect
that the Spanish mine near Washington,
Nevada county, Gal., had been closed
down and would not be started up again.
The company had been working the
mine by means of an open cut for many
years and made a profit on the ore that
went 95 cents per ton. The cut had got
so deep that the property could not be
worked in that way any longer, and ii
would not pay to work through a shaft.
In response to a request for some accurate data the following is reproduced,
having been originally prepared from the
supeiintendent's report. The figures
show what was probably the cheapest
milling of ore ever accomplised in the
world, and while the circumstances were
exceptional, the results show what may
be accomplished under similar conditions.
At the mine at the time this data was
prepared the vein aveiaged 90 feet;   the
hanging wall waB slate, soft, shaly and
not well defined.    The true vein was on
the foot wall and consisted of solid quartz
_4ftet thick, and did not pay for working.
_ha\he pay was found on the hanging wall
1 Me, which contained many veinlets and
Btreaks of  ferruginous quartz carrying
gold.   Where no quartz was to be found,
there was no pay. The slate on this (the
west) side was talcose.
The main tunnel was in 1,200 feet.
The vertical distance from the surface to
the end of the main tunnel was 350 feet.
One of the methods of extracting ore
there was as follows: There was an excavation from the tunnel to the surface
which acquired tne form ot an open cut
with Bloping sides, too steep for a man
to stand on; a man with a churn drill
was lowered by a rope; he drilled a hole
which, when deep enough, was charged
with about five pounds of powder and
fired, causing a large quantity of the soft
slate to slide to the bottom, whence it
was taken out through the tunnel. The
mine employed a foreman, two white
men and eight Chinese, who extracted
t about 4,000 tons of ore a month—enough
[t to keep the mill at work. The wages
|t paid were; ffhite men, $3 per day; foreman, $3.50; Chinese, $1.50.
The ore obtained came out of the tunnel by gravity, the empty car being hauled back by mules. The ore was passed
through a rock breaker and then ground
in a loller mill, of which there there
were three of 5 feet diameter and one of
4 feet. The mills which made fifty-eight
revolutions per minute, were fed by
automatic ore feeders.
The ore only yielded a trifle over 91
cents per ton, yet a profit of 32.6 cents
per ton resulted. The percentage of
profit was 35.8 of the total. During
one month 2796 tons of ore were worked
which yielded $1.16 per ton. The profit
was 56 cents per ton, or about 48 per
centof the total. The profit that month
on a yield of $3,268.49 was $1.5,2.91.
The cost of mining was 37>£ cents and of
.milling 23 cents per ton.
CARGILE H0U5E, ashcroft.
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renc \rated.  Culinar
j department unsurpassed.     The Bar is stocked with choice liquois and cigars and
will be in charge of experienced men.   Every convenience for commercial men.
FRED H. NELSON, ... Proprietor.
THoa McG0SH,
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.
VANCOUVER, - - - - B. C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department is unex
celled for fine work. Leave your orders with
the postmaster who will have it attended to as
well as if you came Personally.
Horse Shoeing.
General Blacksmith
Work done at reasonable prices.
Take notice that 60 days from this date it is
my intention to apply to the chief commissioner 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. O. Delong's initial post and a copy of this
eotice attached. E. O. DELONG.
Sucker Creek, 7th October, 1899.
The Board of License commissioners will sit
M the Court House, Lillooet, B. C, on the 15th
day of December, 1899, to consider the following
[*\9uncan Fraser applies for a renewal of his
i'ritel licence for the premises known as the Excelsior Hotel in the town of Lillooet.
Daniel Hurley applies for a renewal of his
hotel license for the premises known as the Victoria Hotel in the town of Lillooet.
W. P. Allen applies for a renewal of his hotel
license for the premises known as the Pioneer
Hotel in the town of Lillooet.
John Collum applies for a renewal of his hotel license for the premises known as the Sucker
,Creek Hotel at Sucker creek.
Chief License Inspector,
West Lillooet.
Notice is hereby given that application will be
made by the Vancouver Northern & Yukon Railway Company to the Legislative Assembly of the
Province of British Columbia at its next session
for an act extending the time within which the
company may complete its undertaking, and
confirming and extending the powers to tlie
company therin, and enabling the said com
pany to extend its line of railway from some
point at or near the city of Vancouver, or some
other convenient point on the shore of Burrard
Inlet, to some point on the north or so.ith side
of the Fraser river at or near the city of New
VVestminster, and changing the name of the
company by inserting the word " Westminster"
after the word "Vancouver" and conferring
such other powers as may be necessary to fully
and completely execute, carry on and operate
the said undertaking
Dated this 15th day of November, A. D. 1899.
20-7 H( lienors for applicants.
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First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room   free.
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 186a
General Herchandise and
Miners Supplies.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.  Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.    Stable in con
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.
123 Water 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
Mininq Properties
Handled \
Properties Bondeo
Vancouver B. 0
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
Manufacturing Ueweler, Watchmaker and Optician
Watcheti, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying
Glasses, Compasses and Aneroids.
All orders by mail and express promptly attended to. All work warranted or
money refunded. If your eyesight is defective call and have your eyes tested free
in the most scientific way. Spectacles and eyeglasses sent on approval to responsible parties. Tell distance you can read the smallest newspaper print and
age.   We will guarantee satisfaction.   Repairing department a specialty.
Leland House
Corner of Hastings>nd Granville Streets.       VANCOUVER B. € THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET. B. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER, 8, 1899.
Robert Carson, of Pavilion mountain,
was in town Wednesday.
H. J. Keary has his residence in the
suburbs about completed and will occupy
it shortly.
A. McDonald, road superintendent,
returned to town, Tuesday, from the
east riding.
L. G. Burns, constable, left yesterday
for a few days up the river, collecting
for the government.
Paul Santini is building an addition to
his residence behind his store and occupied by J. B. Cherry.
T. A. Brett, who has been at McGillivray creek for a few weeks, came to
town Sunday evening.
W. J. Abercrombie returned from
Pemberton, Monday, where he had been
several davs on business.
R. A. Hume, who has been at McGillivray creek for Beveral weeks, returned to town Sunday evening.
Mrs. A. Mcintosh, who has been with
her brother at Hoy's ranch for several
months, is in town visiting friends.
M. Dumond is stocking his tinsmith
shop with a full assortment of hardware
to accommodate the trade in this section.
Ed. Cairns left Wednesday morning
for the coast, and will visit his relatives
at Snohomish, Wash., expecting to be
absent a few weeks.
J. Walker and W. Kelly, drove over
from Clinton last Saturday, Mr. Kelly
returning again Monday morning. Mr.
Walker is employed at the Pioneer
The wagon road to Ashcroft, which
was slightly damaged last week, near
the Lillooet bridge, has been put in
snape again, and teamB can pass over
with safety.
The wagon which went over the bank
near the Ample claim a few jveeks ago,
has not been brought up, as it is too
badly demolished. It lies about 1000 feet
below the wagon road.
Word received from 0. M. Glenn says
he is enjoying life at his old home in
Pennsylvania, and will remain until
after the holidays. His partner, Fred.
Richardson, is enjoying life in San Jose,
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Rowlands, of
Ashcroft, came over on last Friday's
stage, Mr. Rowlands returning next
morning and Mrs. Rowlands remaining
in town until Tuesday, the guest of Mrs.
Phair. -
C. T. Diamond, who has been engaged
as book-keeper for Arthur F. Noel and
the Bend'Or Company, for the past
year, left Wednesday for his home in
Vancouver, where he will remain for the
Saddle horses tied to the hitching-post
near Phair's store, have been turned
loose lately, causing much inconvenience
to the owners. Last Friday evening one
of our prominent citizens tied his horse
to the post when coming to town ; af er
finishing his business he went to get his
horse, when, to his dismay, he was gone.
He trudged homeward, overtaking the
horBe a short distance from his destination. This trick of turning horses
loose is no joke, bo the owners think,
and woe betide the man caught at it.
The wagon road which gave away near
Marshall's bridge, a couple of weeks ago,
dumping a freight outfit into Cayoosh
creek, has been temporarily repaired,
but can stand a good deal more fixing.
A Pavilionite's Departure.
It is reported that T. D. Moore, late of
Pavilion has left to attend a commercial
college in Vancouver. If he becomes as
popular in the city as he has been in
the upper country he will certainly be
overcrowded with friends, seeing he was
acquainted with everyone on the mountain and the majority of the large population of Clinton. His many friends
wish him great success and nope to hear
of him at some future time as a prominent citizen of Vancouver.      Clinton.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
The Manitoba elections took place yesterday. Every one of the 33 constituencies were fought for.
A London despatch says Russia has
established a mission at Cabul Afghanistan, with consent of Great Britain.
As a consequence of the developments
in the recent police investigations, at
Victoria, Chief Sheppard has resigned.
The canners at a meeting held in Vancouver last week, formed a committee to
report, on all interests in tke British
Columbia Pooling.
James Kent of Montreal has been appointed general manager of C. P. R.
telegraphs, and B. S. Jenkins general
superintendent of the western division.
Rt. Hon. Jos. Chamberlain in a sensational speech at London last Friday,
spoke disparagingly of the French insults and declared himself in favor of an
alliance with Germany.
The Canadian Pacific Railway Corn-
has several survey parties in the Similkameen locating a line to Spences'
Bridge via Nicola, employing exclusively
white labor.
A petition is being circulated through-
out the province to be presented to the
provincial parliament as soon as the
house meets. It asks the repeal of the
present Labor Conciliation and Arbitration Act, 1894. and the passing of an act
on the lines of the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act and Amendments of New Zealand.
Pigeons are playing an important part
in the siege of Ladysmith. The messages
that are constantly being supplied are
brought out by pigeons belonging to the
Durban Racing Pigeon Club. The Boers
have also received information from
Ladysmith from spies, who are well supplied with pigeons taken from the Uit-
landers of Johannisberg.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
Trio Mineral Claim, situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lillooet District. Where located :   On Cadwallader Creed.
Take notice that I, J. F. Gibson, acting as
agent for the Alpha Bell Gold Quartz Mining
Dompany, Limited Liability, Free Miner's certificate No. 20151, intend, sixty days from date
hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a
certificate of improvement, for the purpose of
obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
sectio.n 87, mast be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1899 '
Manufacturers of all kind of
None but the best material used. Miners or
prospectors sending in orders will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed.
Dining Koom.
First class meals served with all the
dehcaoieB of the season. Meal tickets
furnished on application.
MRS.  A.T. RTLEY,   -:-   Proprietress
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.
MINERS' SUPPL1LS a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
R.F.Anderson &Co
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Russul Wire Fencing.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
Our Specialties:
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1895.
Mclennan, mcfeelet & Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Ketail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies]]
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies,'
Agents for The Giant Powder Co.. San Francisco.
Paul Santini.
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.
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THE ASHCHOFT RHANCH is the most convenient Hank for Lillooet and all
places in the Cariboo district. Money received on deposit. Drafts issued and collections mad*
In any .part of Canada, Great, Britain and the United States.
Gold Dust and Amaluam Purchased,
John Hawley
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