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The Prospector Jun 29, 1900

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Vol. 2, No. 51.
$2.00 a year.
Dan Hurley left for the Lorne by way
of tbe main Bridge R.ver on Tuesdax
Nat Coughlin one of ihe Lorne owners
it in to« n for a few days from a hard
season work.
Win. McDonald ban about completed
work on the Hiram, Oopeland, and
Crows Nest claims also having a surve;
of the group.
The Anderson Like Mining Co'a mill
is working satisfactory and a cleanup
will be made short]}*. The mill has had
about fifteen full days run.
Mr. 0. A. Harthorne the pioneer prospector of Bridge River arrived in town
Thursday from his claims where he has
been for the past couple months.
George Gibson, Archie Tnirvage and
It. Means arrived from Cadwallader
Thnrsday morning and report the trail
by McGillivray as being hard traveling.
Mrs. Hodge and family will leave
shortly for McGillivray Creek where
they will spend several weeks with Mr.
Hodge who is employed in the Anderson
Lake Mining Co's mill.
P. Burnet, P. & D.L.S., and son, T. F.
Burnet, returned from Cadwalladei
Thursday where they have been engaged
surveying mineral claims.
Dr. F. S. Reynolds, Oliver Harvey and
C. R. Doxat arrived from As'icroft
by special B.X. stage yesterday and left
this morning for Andersom Lake mines
on McGillivrav creek in which they are
heavily interested.
J. J. Newsome, who has been employed at the Anderson Lake Minim?
Go's property on McGillivray Creek, and
T. A Brett returned from the mines on
Wednesday evening. Mr. Newsome
will leave shortly for California.
Glenn & Richardson are workinsr away
steadily on the Alhambra with good results. They have recently sunk a shaft
about twenty feet and drifting ahout
eight feet struck tvie ledge allowing
a width of about thirty inches.
The Lorne is working away with its
arrastra and grinding up the rich rock
to the satisfaction of its owners. The
property improves with the work done
and before the season is complete the
owners will have a nice winter! grub
Work done on the claims across th*
creek from the Brett group of claims.
has shown them to he as equally as good
with a well denned ledge. Further
work will be done this season and ere
long the property will be opened up oil
a large scale.
E.J. Taylor one of the owners of the
Woodchuck waa in Lillooet this week
with some of the amalgam takeu from
their arrastra, and deposited same in
town. At present the Woodchuck is
bonded to a wealthy syndicate who will
have their expert on the ground in a
few days. The property is proving a
bonanza and the owners are not 'osing
any time with their work. Mr. Taylor
returns in a few days with more supplies
etc to keep the work going.
W. H. Slipper, 0. A. Harthorne, Wm.
Halymore, N. Coughlin, Jas. Russell,
P. and T. F. Burnet, L. Mandevill
came down from Cadwallader Thursday
and Messrs J. F. Gibson, James McKivor and F. Rarochelle arrived late in
the evening.
Messrs. Russell, LaRochelle and
Mandev lie have been doing work on
their claims near the Bend'Or mines
and recently uncovered a rich ledge,
which with the work done proves it to
be a valuable find. They returned to
town this week.
At the Bend'Or Mine last week wot _
was delayed at the mill for a couple of
days or so, on account of the flume being somewhat damaged by the recent
floods. The bridge owned by this corn-
pan j to cross the creek was also taken
away. The mill is now working again
and will cleanup in a few days.
Mr. W. H. Slipper of Vanconver, Vho
has been in the Bridge River district the
past few weeks returned to town yesterday and will leave for Vancouver tomorrow. He is much pleased with the
outlook of the district and notes the
improvement in the showings since "hie
last visit. He expects shortly to return
and continue his investigations throughout the district.
Fred. 0. Richard Jon one of the owners
of the Alhambra arrived in town from
Cadwallader last Sunday evening via
McGillivray Creek trail and expects to
remain in town several daya. He reports considerable sn jw and the trail in
very poor condition. Mr. Richardson
was the first out over this trail last season and reports a grater quantity of snow
than heretofore.
Capt. Lamore, Prof. Rifenburg and
Dr. Brackett who have been working on
the South Fork on the Scum Scum
ground, preparing for a seasons work
were washed out during the flood aud
had some queer experiences. For the
past few weeks they have been getting
out timbers, repairing the ditch line and
getting things in general in shape for
bydrauliciug when they were balked by
the sudden rise in the creek which
cleared out this summers work. They
had several men employed and the whole
gang were eating their noonday meal
when the water began rising and flooded
the cabin. They continued their meal and
soon found the cabin was becoming submerged and being imprisoned cut a
hele in the roof and climbed out on the
bank behind the cabin taking what
goods they could save. The loss to the
parties is regrettable as the way work
waa proceeding the chances were good
for considerable work to be done thia
year and everything will have to be commenced anew.    The dam was put in a
onple years ago by Messrs. Glenn &
Richardson and had withstood considei-
ably hardship. The flood lasted for
about twelve hours and did considerable
damage all along wherever their was a
miner or settle).
More Bridges done.
The bridges at Gun and Tyauchton
creeks were washed out last week during
tbe flood, which struck the district.
Gun creek bridge was about eighty feet
being a good structure and would permit
of a team being driven over. Tyauchton
bridge was about sixty feet- and was a
good pack bridge. The loss of these
bridges will be great to the miners of
Biidge River and should be replaced at
once. As traffic is now at a standstill
and it is almost impossible for parties to
go either way owing to the loss of
bridges, ferries, and the trail being
washed out in numerous places.
A Nmstv Accident.
Mr. H. S. Southard, manager of the
Fountain Hydraulic mine, who has been
on a visit to Bridge river mines, met
with a nasty accident Tuesday evening
on the trail between the Bend'Or and
Pioneer mines. While riding along
horseback some bushes got tangled
among the horse's feet which caused
him to rear and buck, throwing Mr.
Southard to the ground where he lay
unconscious for some time. On regaining consciousness he was unable to find
his horse and unable to tell exactly how
the accident happened it waB bo sudden.
Friends coining along assisted I im as
much as possible and finding the horse
the next day the journey to Lillooet was
continued and he will probably arrive in
Lillooet today. Luckily no hones were
broken, but he received a number of
bruises which will inconvenience him
for a while.
The Legislature.
The opening of the legislature, first
set for the 5th of July, has been deferred until the 19th, owing to the check to
public business consequent ou the dismissal of the lieutenant-Governor.
Ttiough the interruption will be for but
a few days, as Chief Justice MeColl will
act as administrator until the arrival
of Sir Henri Joiy, even the slit-lit delay
made it impossible for the new ministers
to secure re-election in time to be in
their places when the house meets, and
since a postponement waa unavoidable,
the government has acted wisely in taking an additional fortnight in which to
prepare for meeting the house.
Dan. Fraser of the Excelsior House,
this week made some good catches of
trout in Cayoosh creek.
Mrs. Kinder arrived in town this week
from Surahroy, Ont., and ie visiting her
son Fied H. Kinder at Seaton Lake.
It would be a good idea to have the
main Btreet cleaned up the next few
days to be ready for the sports to be
held on Dominion Day.
The public school examinations takes
place today and for the next few weeks
the scholars will have their midsummer
London 25th—The French consul at
Shanghai has been notified that. all
Foreign ministers and foreigners in
Pekin weie safe last Tuesday and are
preparing Xo leave, with the authority of
the Chinese Government.
The British Steamship "Humber" has
arrived from Cheefoo, bringing 30 refugees from Ton Shan. The governor of
Shang Tung Piovince has decided not to
go in with the rebels and has issued a
proclamation saying that all Europeans
and Americans should be protected,
reinforcements are being rushed from
all quarters to China. The forces at
present representing the aliens are
totally inadequate to cope with the
myriads of Chinese.
London 26—Admiral Kempoff cables
that Tien Tsin was relieved on June 23rd
wilh small loss and that on the 24th a
force started from Tien Tsin to rescue
Admiral Seymour, who is said to be
occupying a position 12 miles from Tien
Tsin and hard pressed by a large force of
Boxers and Chinese regulars.
A Tien Tsin refugee reports the condition horrible there. Every where iu
the streets are bodies of massacred men
and women.
London 27.—The Americans and British have entered Tien Tsin, first silencing the arsenal guns and then breaking
through the Chinese lines. The losses
were small.
Shanghai reports state that the American and Russians relief force was so
badly ambushed that they wereoblidged
to abandon the field guns and much
ammunition. Tbe Russians lost 180
and Americans 11 killed and wounded.
One thousand Japs are landing at
Taku and 2.000 more are expected tomorrow, when a battalion of French is
also expected.
An outbreak is feared in the great
Southern Provincial countries, where
the populace are assuming a more hostile
attitude foreigners. There is great unrest at Canton and it is feared we are on
the eve of a scheme of anarchy and
Two Jesuit fathers and 100 natives
christians have been murdered in the
Southern part of the Province of Pechili.
Ottawa June 23.—Col. Otter cables
from Springs to-day announcing the
death of Private Whitley of Vancouver,
at Johannesburg, on the 19th, of enteric
The severance between the Transvaal
and Orange River Colony was completed
yesterday. It is now impossible for the
Free Staters to get north or the Transvaalers to come Bouth.
Kruger's principal condition for immediate peace ia that he be allowed to
stay in the conntry.
The Canadian Mounted Rifles were in
a tight at Honingspruit Friday and did
good work.
The Canadians are doing splendid outpost work, their vigilance and quickness
being highly praised.
It is officially announced in Capetown
that no troops will be taken from South
Africa until the war is over.
Bridge River nail.
The   following   petition signed   by  a
large   number  of  residents  of   Bridge
River and Lillooet, to the Mr. W. H.
Dorman, post office inspector, Vancouver
was circulated tbe past week and will be
forwarded by to-morrows mail:
Sir: We the undermentioned mine owners,
miners, prospeclois and business men in West
Lillooet district beg to call the attention of
your department to the inadequate mail service
to Cadwallader Creek. We believe the Cadwallader Creek will result in becoming famous
as the richest free gold milling district in British Columbia as now there is one ten-stamp
mill and five arrastras at work on the gold ores
of this region and there are many other properties in process of development. There are at
present more than seventy white residents
on Ihe creek and a large number of miners and
prospectors will be attracted to this district
this summer. We therefore pray that a weekly
mall service be immediately instituted as the
business and other needs of the d strict are
most seriously retarded by the insufficient service now prevailing, and that our petition may
be granted your petitioners will we pray:
A. McNaughton Dead.
Mr. Archibald McNaughton, one of
Cariboo's best known men died at
Quesnel on Thursday, the 21st inst.
The cause of his death was paralysis,
from which he had be.n a sufferer for
the last three years. He leaves a devoted wife to mourn his loss as well as
a large circle of friends. An early
pioneer — Mr. McNaughton came to
Quesnel by the overland route in 1862
and followed mining for a time, afterwards going into business at Stanley.
In 1883 he entered the service of the
Hudson Bay Company at Quesnel, and
in 1889 became manager of the business
there, and was also appointed postmaster, which latter appointment he has
ever since held.
Quite a number of Indians arrived in
town and will stay until after the celebration of Dominion Day.
R. O. Clarke and Alex Van who have
been elm ployed at the .' m pie mine left by
the Lytton stage last Sunday.
F. J. Glover, G. E. Parsons and
Arthur Ireland came down from McGillivray creek tbe first of the week
where they had been workfng for some
The steamer Minnehaha had a full
load of passengers coming do vn Seaton
Lake yesterday. About sixteen men
coming out of Bridge River via McGillivray creek.
Charles Seward, the fourteen year old
son of Mr. Thos. Seward, wbo lives near
Lytton died at his fathers home last
Thursday. The funeral took place at
Lytton on Friday.
Rev. Father Chirouse came in on the
Lytton stage Tuesday evening and with
the Rev. Father Marchall left for the
Fountain where there will be a gathering of the Indians for religious services.
Parties wishing parcels, freight etc,
delivered or received can leave word at
the Pieneer Hotel and goods will be
looked after. The bus meets all boats,
and passengers find it a great convenience to reach the Pioneer Hotel.
Fred H. Nelson the new proprietor is
having everything fixed up in first-class
shape and guests receive the best
attention. f THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1900
Published every Friday.
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRABER, Editor and Propbietor.
FRIDAY. JUNE 29. 1900.
The Japanese Immigration.
In less than a fortnight at most there
will, as a result of ahout a month's
naturalization work, be added to the
British citizenship roll of our province—
for which in the case of the little brown
man read licensed salmon fisher—more
than a thousand names. It is abund-
dantly clear from the records of Japanese arrivals and the evidence thus afforded of their length of residence, that
amongst the thousand at least who are
now becoming British Bubjeets, there it
a very big percentage indeed of men,
who take the oaths improperly. A'
least one agent is making a large part ol
a fair living by swearing in Japs, by
droves, and unfortunately there is none
to enquire sufficiently into the case of
these oftimes doubtful additions to our
British citizenship, so as to challenge
their rights to naturalization. The matter has reached the dimensions of a public scandal.
The result will this year be seen on
the Fraser River and elsewhere. On
these salmon streams the Japs will 'be
so many, that the, white man will
scarcely be able to cast in his net
amongst them, and what with the ignorance of a host of these hastily sworn
in new fishermen citizens from
Japland and their extreme self-assert-
ivenees, old timers predict that unlets
there be sterner and closer police regulations than uaaul, there is very likelihood of serious trouble. At any rate
one thing is certain, that the Japanese
are as thoroughly "itiit," as regards our
fishing industry, as the unfortunate
Westerner is promised to be "out of it,"
Naturalization perjury stands meanwhile
at a very high premium. These be
Bttong words but they are tiue.—Ex.
The high water of the last few days
and the sudden rise in Bridge River and
tributaries have had a bad effect on the
trails and bridges. At different points
along the route are now impassable and
parties coming to town have to come out
via McGillivray Creek, and experienced
hard trips owing to the amount of snow
and fallen timbers. At tbe first crossing of Bridge River the scow for the
ferry was carried away being a great loss
to its owner and to travelers. Sucker
Creek feriy was saved but was surrounded by water and for a time waa
considered lost, the water also covering
the garden and destroying things in
general. We presume men will be put
to work as soon as possible doing the
necessary repairs so as to allow travel.
The ferry at Jack's Landing will be rebuilt at once.
Sir. Henri Joly, the newly appointed
lieutenant-governor of the province was
sworn in last Saturday at Ottawa, has
left fer the Pacific coast to inter on his
duties. Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes'
dismissal has been delayed owing to the
absence of tbe Governor-General
from the capital. Sir Henri Joly is
a man who will be an addition to the
province that will do honor to the
position which he has been appointed.
At the present time, and the political
troubles in the provinces it was necessary to appoint a man from the outside
wbo could take charge of affairs and
bring them to a satisfactory termination
and in Sir Henri Joly the man has been
It is reported that the mail service vin
Lytton will be put in force as soon as ar
rangements from Ottawa are sent to thi
provincial inspector. The contract
was awarded early in the spring but
when tlie contract was to go into effect
the postmasters at Lytton and Lillooet
received instructions not to turn the
mail over to the contractors. Tt is
hoped that this matter ma) be straightened out satisfactory to all concerned.
The Nelson Miner, in dealing with the
election, says: "But it can be predicted
with considerable confidence that the
experience oi the campaign has con
vinced the people of British Columbia
that government on party lines cannot
be introduced too soon. Saturday's was
probably the last mongrel election the
Province will ever know."
Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes was
asked to resign by Sir Wilfred Laurier,
but refused and waB consequently dismissed. A fit ending for him. He will
now be able to appreciate how it feels to
be out of an easy job, which he might
have held with the respect of the people
but is now held up to derision.
"A time comes when the evils of sub
mission are obviously greater than those
of resistance, when fear itself begets a
sort of courage, when a convulsive burst
of popular despair warns tyrants not to
presume too far on the patience of man
-ind."—Lord Macaulay's essay on Warren Hastings.
The Prospector will be enlarged to a
six colnm folio in a few weeks time. All
those who wish to advertiee should send
in tbeir copy at once. Subscriptions will
be received at any time. Be sure and
receive The Prospector with all the latest local and mining news of West
The pernicious acts which have been
in force for the past few years, passed
by incompetent legislators wlio had a
mere majority in the house will no
doubt be remedied so as to give satisfaction to the general public.
"Oom Paul" says, "Wherever I am
there is the Transvaal capital." Nevertheless, it would Le inconveniently located at St. Helena.
The Dunsmuir government in caucas
at Vancouver declared itself in favor
of the eight-hour la*.
A Card Calendar.
Did you ever stop to think, says an
exchange, that an ordinary deck of playing cards is a perfect calendar. There
are fifty-two cards, representing the
number of weeks in a year; 365 spots,
corresponding to the 365 days in the
year, twelve face cards representing
the twelve months; iour suits, clubs,
spades, hearts, diamonds, representing
tlie four seasons; thiiteen cards in each
suit, representing the thirteen moons in
each year: and the joker makes up the
extra day in the leap year.
The total amount devoted to the British Navy during the twelve years which
ended last March aggregates nearly
£173.000,000. In other words Great
Britain spent on the navy during this
period a mm equal to over a quarter of
the national debt.
A Louisville woman had her husband
arrested for kissing her. The judge dismissed the defendant upon promise that
he would never again be guilty of such
conduct. The judge was under the correct impression that the woman was the
one to be punished, and he knew best
how to administer the punishment.
London 23.—Six American missionaries from Kiang Ying have arrived at
A refugee from Pekin says that all the
legations except the British, Austrian
and Belgian were burned on the 14th.
New York 23.— A Ohefoo despatch of
the 22nd reports the arrival oi a missionary from Tien Tsin who says that all the
foreign part of the town is destroyed and
that Lieut. Wright and 150 Americans
who were sent to their assistance were
all killed or wounded.
The silence of Pekin continues unbroken.
Four thousand men of the allied forces
were having sharp defensive fighting at
Tien Tsin Tuesday and Wednesday.
The situation in China as set forth in
the British Government despatches, at
cabled last evening, is as follows: "Eight
hundred Americans are taking part in
the fighting at Tien Tsin, and they
apparently form a part of the supplementary force, arriving with the British
and Germans after the conflict had
started. It is impossible to estimate the
number of Chinese there, but they had
a surprising number of guns."
The Chinese are deserting Shanghai
and going into the interior. The streets
of Pekin are filled with Boxers, who control the Chinese troops and are clamoring for the death of all foreigners. Tbe
Consuls at Shanghai still believe the
foreign Missionaries at Pekin are safe,
although Japanese reports allege that
100 foreigners have been killed in Pekin.
Daily Tourist Cars
Tuesdays and Saturdays
Thursdays to
Trains pass Lytton as follows:
East Bound, West Bound
19 28 Imperial Limited 6 47
10 29 Kamloops Local
Pamphlets furnished free."
11 56
A. Q. A. P.,
Vancouver, B. C.
Lytton, B.C.
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.
k    k    k
Fred. H. Nelson,_Proprietor.
Sample Rooms for Commercial Travellers. Livery Stable in Connection.
Bus meets steamboat for guests to and from Anderson Lake
and Bridge River points.
Hotel Victoria.
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished throughout is tbe only first
elass 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.
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alex. Mcdonald,
:F__i.A_s:__:_- & _3_3_i_ii7 pbops.
LILLOOET,           -                     - B.C.
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars t—».
Stage leaves Lytton every Tuesday and Saturday 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 6.
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 plyingouce a
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
W. CUMMING, Agent. Lillooet B. C.
Storag-e & Forwarding Agts
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle railway charges and forward to
estination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILE Y & CO
Advertise in
Read by every miner in the district.
Subscription Price $2.00 per year.
.lust a little dollar on ils mission sent,
Makes a lot pi' people giwl  every  lime  the
poin is spent.
You pay it to the --butcher for meat to give
you strength:
lie   takes  it to- the' grocer  from  whom   it
goes at length
Some pretty piece of cloth or lace his better
half to buy,
Or  help to get her 'winter hat to make her
rival sigh.
The drygoods man' sends on tlie coin to  pay
his market bill,
Ami   though   the coin  is-oiten  spent   it
stays a dollar still,
And every lime "tis spent at home some act
of good is done
In "booming'-' local industries ere the setting
of the sun
JJut,  if  you   take   the  shining    coin   am.'
break the local chain,
The chances aie   that from  afar 'twill   no'
return again.
If one is passing out of town,   the butchci
and the baker,
Tlie  grocer  and   the  dry-goods   man,    the
cook, the undertaker,
The    carpenter,   the     carriage-wright,    the
blacksmith everyone,
Will loose  the chance to touch   that  coil
ere setting of ihe sun.
.lust keep the little coin at home, just   kee]
it moving we'll,   '
And  every   time   it  .changes hands,  somebody's.goods 'twill sell.
'Jh.it  single  little dollar  has   thus the   wondrous power ,.
To make somebody better adozen times   an
It  pays  the   bill and    wards    off  ill.   and
ne'er ils power relaxes.
To soothe doctor, b.iy the coal and pay for
clothes and taxes.
(Montreal Witness May 30, 1900).
Mrs. Egerton, an English lady, wh<
did nursing work in Dawson City, carried out an original idea in London,
■> hich greatly gratified the C.P.R. people. Mrs. Egerioii had been much
Biruckjby toe scenery along the line- o1
tlie C.P.R.., as well as with the servici
with the company rendered across  tin
. continent, aud she de erihiiied to lei
tlie   folk   in England know  something
* about both. For this purpose she
availed herself of a fancy ball at Convent
Garden, to appear in a cos mine which
look the first prise for originality, and
which illustrated Canadian sencery and
i lie C.P.R. in a highly striking manner.
T.ue ladies hat was trimmed iu a manner
10 show the C.P.R. trains in motion ; her
cip.j set forth Lake Ontario, Lake Superior and the Rocky Mountains, while the
iiont of her dress shown a train rushing
at full speed through the wonderous
ravines in tlie farNoriInvest. In the
lady's hand was a banner which contained the coats of arms of the several
provinces constituting the Dominion.
Toe tout ensemble, as the London prer-s
lemarked at the time, was wonderfully
striking and impressive and gave at a
lilaii.ee an idea of a country which Londoners, pieviout) to the jubilee, knew
Very little. Mrs. Egerton, as Mr. Baker,
tne C.P.R. agent in London pointed out,
did all this 'off her own bat,' and solely
witli the patriotic view of making Canada known. The lady ia coming out
i.gain, probably this summer, when she
will, make an extended tour of the
country. Pnotographe of Mrs Egerton
in her unique costume are at ihe general
cilices of the C.P.R.
Kruger was Pardoned.
Hon. David Mills points out in his
hook, The English in Africa, that in 1813
six Boers were tried for tieason in rebelling against British authority in Cape
Colony, One waa pardoned and five
hanged. The one who was pardoned
waa named Kruger, "whose execution
might have changed tbe currents of
South African history," This is a good
hint of what should he done with the
present crop of traitors.
A New Jeisey man won a bet the
other day by diinking a quart of whisky
without stopping. Unfortunately, how-
every, the amount waa not large eno ugh
to pay his funeral expenses.
A Pennsylvania man criticised another's singing, and was killed for it.
Tlie best thing to do when a man with a
had voice starts to sing is just to run
Brown anJ Beebe.
The \ ancouver Piovince says: Mr.
John ('. B own of New vVestminster,
late Minister of Finance, and Mr. George
Washington Beebe, wound up their
business affairs in Victoria last evening,
packed up their little grips and left the
scene of their late triumphs (?; now so
bleak and desolate to them
"They folded their tents like the Arabs
And as sileutlv stole away."
The Shortest General's Long Title.
"Bobs," who is sometimes known as
L ud R.>bi-rts, has, next to the royal
nimily, the longest list of titles in Great
Uritain, Here is his oliicial designation:
ilaion Roberts of Kandahar and Watered, P.O., K.P., (i.C.B., G.C.S.I , G.C.
LE., V.O., D.O.L, LL.D. Aud yet he
a the shortest, general iu the service
Should he be triumphant in South
Anioa lie may count on a few more
etcera to bin name.—Ooilier's Weekly.
"Can you tell me what sort of weath-
r we may expect next month?"   wrote
i subsctiber to an editor; and according
o   the   Cumberland   Presbyterian   the
t'ditor leplied as f. Hows:
"It iB my belief that the weather next
month will be very much like your suo-
The inquirer wondered what the edit-
>r meant, tiil he happened to think of
he word "unsettled."
One small boy—My papa puts the
money he don't give to mother in a coffee pot.
Other small boy—Mine don't; lie puts
it in a jackpot,   I heard mo. her say bo.
"IncifcUmscriptiinenesB" ia not tlie
longest word in the English language..
"Noniutercomniunicability" is a longer
me, which may appear in tlie new Oxford dictionary. Ii will be a great boon
to space writers.
R. F.Anderson & Co
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and llussel Wire Fencing.
CUNTON, 13. C. Branch fit Lillooe.t.
Manufacturers of all kind of
None but the best material used. Miners or
prospectors sending in orders will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed.
Inland Cipr Manufacturing Co.
Our Specialties:
k: -A.^_cXiOO_?s, :b a~
Notice is hereby given that application will
be made by the Vancouver Northern and
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 the com puny therein, and enabling the said company to extend its line of
railway from some point at or near the city of
Vancou er or some other convenient, point
on the shore of Burrard Inlet, to some
point on the north or south side of the
Fraser river at or near the City of
New Westminster, and changing the name of
tlie 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 7th day of May, A.D. 1900.
Solicitors for Applicants.
[Form P.]
Monarch and Wetland Vale mineral claims
siiuate in the Lillooet Mining Division of
Lillooet District, located on the left bank of
Cayoosh Creek, near Ample mineral claim.
Take notice that I, Geo, T. Rives, agent for the
Toronto-Lillooet Gold Reefs Company, Limited,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 20;'556B,' 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 claims. And further take
notice that action, under section 'Xi, must be
commenced before Ihe issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 11th day of May, 1000.
R/._E3__ BRETT.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
VANCOUVER, - - - - B, C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and 0| t eal goods. O ur repair department ia unexcelled for line work.
L'vive your orders with the postmaster
who will have it attended to aa well as if
you came personally.
Anthony & Houson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established ia&i
General rierchandise and
Miners Supplies.
"The Bow-legged Ghost and Other Stories,"
With an intro-
d u c 11 o n by
greatest poet,
James whit-
eomb Riley. An
illustrated volume of original
h um orous
■ketches, verse,
facetious paragraphs and colloquies. A book
that will not
disappoint the
reader, as it
enters a new
and heretofore
field of humor.
A book to be
read aloud and
enjoyed among
your friends. Contains "The Bow-legged Ghost,"
"When Ezra Sang First Bass, "The Man Who
Couldn't Laugh,'r "Possible Titles of Future
Books," "Selling Locks of Hair," "No Woman, No
Fad." "Society Actresses," etc., etc. This first
edition bound in cloth, printed on extra fine
paper, and absolutely the best humorous book published. Worth. $2.50, mailed postpaid for $1.00.
Order at once. Send for our new special illustrated catalogue mailed free. Gives you the low-
eat prices on all good books.   Address all orders to
Pabllihen and Manufacturers. Akron, Ohio,
tThe Werner Company is thoroughly reliable.]—Editor.
:1k ■ :and othekStories .--. 1
Jar.— , '• BY   LCOH  MEADS'.^j-V
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J, M. Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Properties Bondeo
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in Cariboo—Monday and Friday.
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and Friday.
Forks of Quesnelle and way points—Monday.
Through and return tickets at reduced rates.    Special conveyances furnished.
Head Oflice:   ASHOEOFT. B. C.
Don't Forget the Ashcroft Tailor
I have just received direct from Scotland tlie best selection of Tweeds, Worsteds, Serges,
Pantings in tlie Interior.   Satisfaction guaranteed.
THOMAS McCOSH, Merchant Tailor, Ashcroft, B. C.
Canadian Pacific Navigation Company.
r«-  AJacka Steamers for Skngway and Alaska points leave Victoria every Wednesday
r Of   Hla^Rili    evening and Vancouver every Thursday at 1 p.m.
Steamers for it. C. Northern Points leave Victoria and Vancouver weekly.   Regular steamers
for all British Columbia points.   Particulars on application. C. S.' BAXTER, G. P. A.
Comer of Hastings and Granville Streets. VANCOUVER   B.C
■wzm:. 23U-.2&TTjrroi>r  :p:e-o:p
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars.  Sample
room   free.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road,
CHAS. McGILLIVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.    Stable in con
Lillooet, B. C
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining   Brolteri
Reports on Mining Properties.
<|       LOCAL NEWS       5
Dr. Sanson spent a few day. at Clinton
thia week.
W. E. Brett left the first of the week
for McGillivray creek.
Rev. Mr. Bastin will hold service in
the Church of England Sunday evening
next at 7.30.
A. W. Smith, M.P.P., returned home
from the coast Tuesday evening after hn
absence of about a week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnston of Vancouver, are njw comfortable camped on
Cayoosh creek near Marshall's dam.
Rev. Mr. Gray of Clinton, Presbyterian minister, held eervice in thp
Methodist church last Sunday morning
D. Hurley returned from a few weeks
visit to the coast and will leave for Cadwallader shortly to assist at t_e Lorne
mine.         ^___
Cameron & Hurley, proprietors of the
Lytton-Lillooet stage line are adding a
new light thorough brace stage to their
stage line.
Mrs. May and two children of Vancouver, who have heen visiting her sister
Mrs. W. Ferguson for a few weeks left
last week for home.
Jas. B. Leightorr, superintendent of
the B. C. Express Company came over
from Ashcroft on Fridays stage and returned via the Lytton-Lillooet stage line.
The new postofnce at Cadwallader will
be opened shortly, the materials etc.,
leaving the first of the week to carry on
the business. Mr. S. Gibbs wil' be the
In another column will be found tin
program of the sports to be held in Lillooet on Dominion Day. The committei
are preparing everything to go off ir
good shape and the citizens and visitor
will be treated to a couple days of sport
Mr. T. P. Reed has returned from
Cadwallader where he spent a fewweekt
on his claims. He reports everything
a-t looking very satisfactory and is confident of a good camp this season. H
will return in a few weeks to do assessment work.
The claim for damages sustained b
Messrs. Mackenzie A Mann in connec
tion with the Yukon railway scneme.
against the Federal Government, u
placed by Hr>n. D:«vid Mills, Minister ol
Justice, at $330,000, which will likelj
have to be paid.
Postmaster R. H. Brett has receive!
a department circular, saying that within a few days   the  department will In
prepared lo issue   small   I ookB of twi
cent stamps, each containing 12 stamp
of that denomination.    Each  book  wil
consist of two pages of six stamps each
interleaved with   waxed paper  lo  invent their sticking together, and will I.,
of a eize  convenient   to   carry   in   tin
pocket or   pockethook.    The price  a
which   these  stamp   books   are   to b<
issued to postmasters and sold by  then
to the public is 25 cents each, one cen
in excess to the lace value of the stamp
contained in each   book being charger
to cover the cost of binding,  etc.    Th>
cover will   contain   postal infoimalio
which it is thought will be of inteiest i<
the public.
Harry Downs left town on laBt   Sundays stage for Lytton.
Mr. Robert Carson of Pavilion Farm
was in town this week.
John Marshall and F. M. Bard left for
the Anderson la le mines the first of the
Dr. Clarke of Kamloops and Ashcroft
has been at the Pioneer Hotel for the
past week.	
Mr. McNicol, of the Union Mutual
Life Insurance Co., was in town for a
few days the past week.
Allison Woods and George Ward of
Vancouver came in on Tuesday evening
stage and will remain in this section.
The water for the past week has been
very warm, which has assisted in melting the snow causing the streams to become turbulent.
J. A. McClallan, traveling  repreeen
tative  of the Seattle  Post-Intelligencer
was in town for a few days thia week on
business in connection with the "P. I."
Fred. H. Nelson has now his bus to
the lake running on regnlar time and
meets the steamer at the Seaton Lake
landing on her regular trips at 3 p.m.
Arrangements will probably be made
to have a football match Monday or
Tuesday afternoon between the whites
and Indians. Ashcroft baseball club
having a date on with the Kamloops
earn prevented them from coming over
Word received from Rev. J. E. Gardner from Newmarket, Ont., states that
he ia greatly improved in health and
able to be around again. His many
friendB in this section will he pleased to
hear of him regaining strength and hope
he will be able to again take up his
Rev. D. W. Scott received word thia
week that he would be transferred to
Trout Lake City and that the Rev. Mr.
Wright from Montreal would take
•barge of the Methodist church field
here. Rev. Scott will probaoly have
tomorrow for his new field. Rev. Mr.
Wright and family are expected at any
A meeting of the householders and
'reeholders, who have been resident in
he district for a period of sx months,
vill be held in the school house on
Saturday, June 30th for the purpose of
ejecting a school trustee to till the
vacancy caused bj the retirement of A.
W. Smith, whose term of office' expiies
-n that date.
The Soaton Lake Sawmill Co. and
Wm. Miller are busy at work bu Iding a
ueamboat fifty-five feet in length with
twelve foot beam, to run on the waters
>(, Seaton Lake to carry freight, passengers, etc. It is'the intention to have
the boat fixed up in first class style,
ivith nicely furnished cabins, etc., and
-ivery accommodation, It is expected
he boat will Le in running shape in six
veeks time.
Provincial Constable Hissing.
A \ ictoria despatch sajB: The attor-
iey-gen«ral'h department i endeavoring
o locate sergeant Atkins of the provin-
jolice. He was la.t heard from in
Seattle on Tuesday, the poli e locating
tim.wlien his absence commt-n ed to
irouse suspicion, he having remained
iway on a case longer than he si oiild
iave done.     About $I200r which he had
illected for liquor licenses, is also
1 Bovs race under 8 years     75   50   25
2 "" '•       10   •'        75   50   25
3 " '«       15   "     1 00   75   50
4 100yd foot race open 3 00 1 50
5 75yd 3-legged race open     2 00 1 00
6 200yd foot race open 4 00 2 00
7 100yd Prospectors race com
petitors to carry 50 lbs. of.
flour 3 00 1 75
8 % mile foot race open 5 00 2 50
9 75yd sack race open 2 00 1 00
10 Running long jump 2 00 1 00
11 Running hop step and jump2 50 1 00
12 200yd obstacle race 3 00 1 50
13 Running Hi_h Jump 2 00 1 00
14 Vaulting with pole 2 50 1 00
15 Potatoe race 3 00 1 5u
16 Thread and needle race, 50
yards and leiurn 2 00   100
17 Bicycle race, %. mile 2 00   1 00
18 Throwing the baseball       2 00   1 00
2nd day.
prizes value of
1 The Cayoosh Greek M mile
pony race dash, entrance
fee $1.00 10 00   5 00
2 The Lillooet Stakes ^mile
and repeat, open o all
horses bred in the Province, entrance fee, $2.00 20 00 10 00
3 The Scum Scum, J£ mile
single dash for saddle
horses.entrance fee $1.0010 00   5 00
4 The Cyclone, J^ mile slow
race, last horse to win
the money, horsemen
must change horses, entrance fee 50c 5 00   2 00
5 Consolation Race, % mile
single dash open to horses
that have not won a race
entrance fee 75c 7 00   4 00
6 Tug of War,  Whites-In
dians, ten men on each
side 10 00
Mr. E. Thomas, the Kamloops photographer arrived in town Tuesday and
has his tent up and is doing business.
Anyone needing work done in the photography line can be accommodated by cal-
in_ on Mr. Thomas.
Dissolution Notice.
Notice is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore existing between James B. Uren and
John G. Mitchell, carrying on a general blacksmith business, at Clinton and Lillooet, has
this day been dissolved by mutual consent.
All accounts against and all debts due said firm
will be settled by Stuart Henderson, Ashcroft.
June 11th 1900.
Mark Dumond
• *
Ashcroft and Lillooet.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
or   Mainland
And be sure that each Cigar is branded, otherwise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of the Choicest Tobacco but are of home manufacture, and
should be patronized by all good citizens.
123 Water Street, V ANCOUVEK. B C
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1895
Mclennan, mcfeeley & Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail 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.'
lilXiIiOOET, _3. C.
Branch Store at Bridge Eiver 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.
Our guaranteed security plan is a pounlar and profitahle policy to the assured.
It will p iy you to sen our rates and different plans In-fore taking out a policy.
WM. HOLDEX, Inspector, Vancouver. THOS. MoADAM, Provincial Manager.
John Hawley
B. O
First class raining properties handled.


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