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The Prospector May 5, 1899

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Vol. i No. 43
$3.00 a year.
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The long expected tenders for the completion of the Lillooet-Lytton wagon
road are now being advertised in this
irsue. The specifications and conditions
of contract can he seen at the government offices ot Lillooet. Lytton and Ashcroft and forms obtained. Tenders will
will not be considered unless made out
on the forms supplied, and signed with
the actual signature of the tenderers and
the agreement appended to the form of
tenders to execute a bond in the penal
sum of $4*0 signed by two responsible
parties, who must be satisfactory to the
deputy commiseioner of lands and work.
The time given for receiving the tenders is very short and probably moie
would h»ve tendered had they had time
to consider the matter after receiving
the tspet ifi'iations.
The portion remaining unfinished of
thii road is a little over two mile- and
will principally be all rock work and it
is expected that only a short time will
be kiken in completing it. When this
work ifc finished Lillooet will be about
42 miles distance from a railway which
Will he a great convenience to travellers
coming and going into Lillooet. Along
the road are a number of ranches whose
owt.eif have been pr mised for several
..years this road, and it is hopec that it
will be realized shortly. The tenders
a e called ior the tenth and shortly after
Unit date it should be known who has
the contract.
With work fairly started and good
crews of men engaged, it should not be
any more than six weeks or t vo months
until wagons and stages are running
throuuh to Lytton carrying freight,
passengers and mail.
expended should put it in good condition.
Over Mission mountain the trail is in
pretty good shape, the machinery mov-
ng over it improving it considerable.
J. B. McPhail is in charge of the Big
Horn Ranch.
Messrs. Young and Coughlan are
camped near the Lorne and are expected
to arrive in Lillooet in a few days. They
are both owners in the Lorne group.
John OoIIum, (Sucker Creek Jack) has
been on the sick list with a bad attack
of rheumatism and as soon as able Will
make a visit to town.
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Tbe Bend'Or Machinery.
Word brought to town thiB week report that Arthur Noel was successful in
moving the machinery for tbe Bend'Or
stamp mill up Bridge river, from near
the Big Home ranch to Sucker creek.
Four boats were used being loaded with
about two tons each and taking two
days to make tho trip up the river, a
distance of 38 miles.
From Sucker creek to the mine, a distance of about ten miles, considerable
trouble will b« experienced. Most of the
.mall boxes and pieces will be packed in
by horses and the heavy pieces will be
taken in on the go-cart.
R. H. Wood at the mill Bite it rushing
the work and will be prepared to put the
machinery in place as soon as it arrives
at its destination.
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Bridge River Notes.
Work is going on near the mouth of
the South Fork on the ground owned by
Glenn & Richardson. At present Chas.
Glenn, T. Walters, W. McAllister and J.
Olseu are working, sinkiug shafts to tap
bedrock. Good rtiulta are expected
from (his ground.
Dan Hamilton is still working away on
the South Fork near the mouth and lias
done pretty well thiB winter. Dan put
in good time and deserves credit for the
way he has stuck to the placer ground.
Jake Patterson and Dan McLeod are
doing first rate near Glenn & Ri. hard-
son's ground, and have secured some of
the yellow metal.
d. T. Harris, manager for J. Dunlop at
uchton has about completed his residence and will shortly occupy it, The
garden around Dunlop's has all been put
in and a good crop of all the necessary
vegetables will be had during the season.
Grant White has also his place across
y     Working en the Fraser.
Mr. H. L. Southard who Spent some
time last year on the Fraser jiver prospecting the bank?, 9 miles from Lillooet
near the Fountain ranch, baB returned
from Pennsylvania, where he went last
fail from here.
Mr. Southard was thoroughly satisfied with the results of his prospecting
last season and will this year devise some
uiea. s of working on a larger scale. The
banks along this place has yielded quite
a lot of gold and Mr. Southard is confident, when worked on a scientific and
practical scale to yield good returns.
An eastern company is interested in this
proposition and will expend enough
money to work the ground in good shape.
Mr. Southard will shortly have a
small house erected near tbe ground
where he will take up his residence.
He is accompanied by his niece,
Mies Tessu from Wonderly, Penn, who
will remain in this section for some time.
In another column will be found an
advertisement from the deputy commissioner of lands and works calling
for sealed proposals, up to noon of
Saturday May 20th, from persons • who
may desirous of establishing, operating
and maintaining a ferry at Jack's landing across Bridge River, and the mouth
of Sucker creek across Bridge river. The
privilege is to cover a term of five years,
and to extend for a distance of founniles
above and four miles below the point of
crossing. The proposals must state the
capacity and kind of ferry intended to be
established and the mode of operating it
the amount of tolls to be collected and
any other particulars bearing on the
The calling for proposals for ferries at
these two points is a step in the right
direction, and the government will receive many blessings from the people
having occasion to cross at these points.
At both places a kind of a ferry has been
in use during the past year and the one
at Sucker Creek created considerable
dissatisfaction on account of the ex-
horbitant charges made by th_ man
running the boat.
Several tenders will most likely be put
in although the government it not
bound to accept the lowest or any tender.
With the acceptance of the proposals it
is hoped the successful tenders will proceed at once with the construction of the
scow and have things in shape ai soon as
possible for the travel into the Bridge
River district.
bridges instead of attempting to cross
the Big Slide from below. This plan
would receive aid from Ottawa, open up
the west side of the Fraser to Lytton
and be permanent work. It would cost
the country less in the long run and give
greater advantages to the people.
Another note on the  roads.     In  my
humble opinion it would be wiser to keep
four men employed on repairs the whole
year in the 44 miles north from Lytton
than to let numerous patches get out of
order, and even  dangerous,   with   the
necessity of employing many men    at
greater cost for a few months of summer.
By the first method, at a smaller cost,
the roads would be good 12 months.   B>
the latter at a greater cost, the roads are
good for only a few months of each year.
And I may eay no cabinet minister  it-
qualified to act with an adequate knowledge unless he has traveled over  their
mountain roads and  trails,     What I
have here suggested is  my beet  judge*
ment and the result of visiting almost
every public road in British Columbia.
We arrived at the little town of Lillooe
the evening of the second day from Lyttoi
and found that quite a number have already gone into the Bridge River country
I have examined a lot of good  gold   or.
and am of opinion that Bridge Rivej wi!
surprise many who know too much,  ».«
well as many who do not'know enough.
If there were water handy and in qnan
tity, the benches of Lill oet  would pay
well for extensive working.
Overland via Lytton.
The Pioneer Claim.
Profesjor Odium who pasted through
Lillooet a couple weeks ago on bis way
to Cariboo, writing to the Vancouver
World an account of hia trip from Lytton says:
•• We passed over the new road and
trail on our way to Lillooet. Excepting
a few miles at and near the Big Slide,
the road is a credit to the men who made
it, and to those who keep it in such good
order. It is generally reported that the
government is going to construct the
part that was postponed last year, viz ,
that at the Big Slide. If the report be
true, then tbe people will righly give a
hearty support to the government; if
not then tlie government should have
censure. As the finance minister, the
Hon. Mr. Cotton, is soon to visit all the
roads  north of the 0. P. R., as far as
A Sad Mistake.
Barkerville, a laudable purpose, it is
then most likely that, at an early date
Harry Attwood and H. Downs are at the Big Slide road will be undertaken
work on the Pioneer claim and will have j and completed. This would indeed be a
the arrastra in shape to commence work ! real boom to the Fraser river peopie all
•■bortly. The Pioneer is owned by W. F. j the way to Pavilion mountain, if not
the creek from Dunlop's, under Cultiva-j Allen and U.^ttwood, who did conflid- j even farther north. I trust the hon.
tion, and ia going into ranching on an jerabie work on   it  last season, besides  finance minister when  examining  the
extensive scale.,  I building an arrastra.     They have rich  few miles of road yet to be completed
The  trail in some places ia in very I rock on the dump and should be able to | will consider the advisability of putting
poor coudition and with a few dollars | make a good run, (over  the Fraser two short suspension
A man residing in a neighboring town
suffered much inconvenience of peace o
mind last  week.     Holding  a pisitio
where he had o^cai-i >n to refer accoun ■
etc, to  the other  offices  in  differei
towns the accident happened byplacin
the  wrong  missive    in  the envelop
directed lo this  particular office.     1
seems he had received a  bill  for  wor
done by certain parties, and to them  }»•
acknowledged receipt of same in a ve»
nice manner.    As it was  necessary t
hae  the bill  endorsed  he  wrote  «f
accompanying letter in language rath
severe and strong referring to the  wo> .
done and not too complimentary to th>.
parties, to his brother officer.
The letters were both sent away and i
the course of a few days it was discover*
that the  letters were  each   add reef-
wrong, the parties receiving tvie  leVe
ment for the other office,  which  con
tained their full pedigree.   Moral.
Flag of Truce.
Manila, April 30.—The Filipinos wiM
seek peace. Colonel Manuel Ariguel •
andLient. Jose Bernal, chief of Gene.!
Luna's staff, entered General McArthu •
line bearing a flag of truce.' They are •
route for Manila by train to confer w
General Otis regarding terms of lui-
Published every Friday.
SUBSCRIPTION      -      -      -
Payable in advance.
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LILLOOET,  B.   C. FRIDAY, MAY 5. 1899.
Next week we will print the report
from this district, published in the
annual report of the minister of mines.
The first opportunity the streets should
be cleaned up by some of the government
boarders. Occasionally there are cases
where people slay in the jail a few days
eating grub, when a little exercise would
not hurt them in the least. Corral a few
of the class who inhabit Chinatown and
make them work or take a cultis coolie.
The citizens of Vancouver and Ludgate
are having a hot time in regards to the
lease of Deadmans island. The probabilities are that a mill will be erected as
the city are now interviewing the dominion government to turn the island
o\ er to tbe city so that it may have
control of it and to let Ludgate build the
The committe appointed by the Dominion alliance to prepare for the bringing of the result of the prohibition plebiscite before Parliament for recognition have met and agreed to a resolution which will be introduced next
weQk. It will call on the Government
to paBB a law prohibiting the manufacture, importation and sale of intoxicates throughout Canada, providing
however, it Hhall only be operative in
such provinces as confirm its acceptance
by a popular vote of the people.
The bond on the Lorne group which
will not be taken up, as was confidently
expected, will no doubt discourage a
few interested in this section. The
Lorne has rich showings and a quantity
of good rock on the dump which will be
put through the arrastra and the owners will be able to make good wages for
the time. To the outside world it may
probably stop a few coming in and discourage them, but let the people of the
town and those holding claims get to
work and prov^ their worth so as to dispel any bad notions that may have
arisen. It is surprising and regretful
that this particular property has not
come to the front as was expected by all,
the assays were not satisfactory to the
people holding the option. The owners
will most likely go ahead and run the
arrastra during the coming summer and
it is hoped that good results may be
obtained. On account of this property
not being taken it does not necessarily
condemn the whole district and it is
hoped will not be taken in that light.
There are other properties with first rate
showings which will go ahead and redeem themselves.
No Danger of Floods.
The usual spring prophicies of a flood
on the mighty river are being made and
exteniively discussed.    All the climatic
causes have been and are being canvassed, and xbe majority of them, especially those who have taken their opportunity for many years to closely observe
Jthe varying effects of the seasons as they
pass upon the volume of water in the
big river, are of the opinion that under
ordinary conditions of temperature there
is not the slightest danger this spring of
a flood, or in fact anything in the water
line more serious than ordinary high
water. It is advanced in support of this
comfortable theory that the snow, in
the mountain regions, wnich for twelve
hundred miles are drained by the Fraser,
has for several weeks been slowly but
surely melting and when the hot weather
comes on in earnest the greater part of
the mountain snow, the fountain head
of the flood, will have be-n dissipated
and the creat danger past.—New Westminster Sun.
An Eight-Hour Day.
Mr. Beattiein the dominion house last
week has introduced a bill to determine
the length of the working day for workmen and laborers. The bill provides
foi an eight-hour day. If an employer
violates it, he renders himself liable to
a fine not exceeding $1,000 or six months'
imprisonment of both.
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Tenders for Ferry Service.
Lillooet District.
SEALED PROPOSALS, addressed to the undersigned, will be received by the Honourable
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works up
to noon of Saturday, 20th May, from person*
who may be desirious of establishing, operating
and maintaining a ferry at each of thj undermentioned places, viz:
1st,   Across Bridge River, at Jack's Landing.
2nd. Across Bridge River, at the mouth of
Sucker Creek. v
The privilege is to cover a term of five yeaH,
and to extend for a distance of four miles above
and four miles below the points of crossing.
Proposals must state the capacity and kind of
ferry intended to be established, and the mode
of operating it, the amount of tolls to be collected, and any other particulars bearing on the
The department does not undertake to accept
the lowest or any tender. W. S. GORE, _
Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 25th April, 1899.
ssiuM iMjacrera nc__n_r
Notice to Contractors.
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to the undersigned, and ind> rsed " Tender for Lillooet and
Lytton Road," will be received up to and including the tenth proximo, for the execution
of certain works required in the completion of
the above road.
Specifications and conditions of contract can
be seen at the Government Office at Lillooet, at
the office of A. Stevenson, Lytton, at the office
of J. Burr, Ashcroft. and at the office of the undersigned, on and after the first instant.
Tenders will not be considored unless made
out on the forms supplied, and signed with the
actual signature of the tenderers, and the
agreement appended to the form of tender, to
execute a bond in the penal sum of four hundred ($400) dollars, signed by two responsible
parties, who must be satisfactory to'the undersigned.
The department is not>bound to accept the
lowest or any tender. W. S. GORE,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works.
Lands and Works Department.
Victoria, B. C, 27th April, 1899.
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 the B. C   Express Stage«.
As soon as the Lillooet-Lytton road is completed we will run a through stage
from Lytton to Lillooet. At present we have rigs at both ends of the road which
will take you aa far as possible, and we supply saddle horses for the rest of the
trip.   By starting from Lytton over twenty miles is saved when going to Lillooet.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B L.
Hotel Victoria.
IiHjIiOO_33T, 33. C._
This 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 Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with tne hotel. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
e ® ® e e 9   charges moderate,   q « o 9 q q
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The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.-
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
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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, G. tflfe PKOgPECTOfe, LILL06ET. &<?., FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1S39.
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I No Lynch Law Here.
Canadians have just cause j to feel a
thrill of pride in the story of the arrest
of the Indian who killed a worthy citizen
of Kamloops.
Canada is tbe only part of this con-
tinent so completely under the sway of
law and order as to be" the" scene of a
demonstration which did credit to British
Columbia and the whole country.
\ The murder surrendered, stepped into
the conetable'd buggy And war driven to
jail in broad daylight. Partically the
whole population of Kamloops and neighborhood witnessed the arrest, and followed tbe prisoner to the jail. Not a
threat was heard, and the Canadians
at Kamloops sbo wed their faith in the
institutions of their country by leaving
the murderer to the law.—Toronto Tele-
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One Result of Home industry.
Four years ago last January, George
Borthwick and his brother-in-law, M. P.
Gordon, started a small cigar factory,
renting quarters in the Masonic building.
At that time the active staff consisted of
Mr. Borthwick, one hired man and a
boy. Today the Inland cigar factory
em ploys thirty-five hands, men and boys,
occupies a fine brick block of its own,
and has all it can do working day and
night to fill its orders. The monthly
payroll of the factory exceeds $2100
and upwards of #750 are paid raoiithly
into the Dominion treasury in the shape
of inland revenue and customs duties.
The daily output of the factory is ndw
6000 cigars.—Sentinel.
The Inventor of Spectacles.
The Medical Journal says that the invention of spectacles is often attributed
to Roger Bacon, who died in 1294. Further research, however, has Shown that
1285 Savrino degli Armati, a Florentine,
worked glass into the forth of i lens as a
help to vision. For him, therefore, may
justly be claimed the honor of having
invented spectacles. He died in Florence
in 1317 and was buried in the Church of
Santa Maria Maggiore. . On his stone is
tbe following inscription:
I "Here lies Savriiio degli, inventor of
spectacles. May God forgive him his
si_J.-__. D. 1317.
"Remember Bill Pluggett's weddin,'
don't you?" asJuKi the Oldest Inhabitant.
"Say I do," answeredp^ig understudy,
"they walked thirty miles toSg# tbe
preacher to tie the knot." "W ell/W__^n
Bill run away fr6m hdr yistiddy, I hear
h3 took the fast express."
Examinations for efficiency 1A the practice of assaying will be held in the labora-
tery of the Bureau of Mines on May 14th
and November 20th.     The examiners
^vwill be the Practical Mineralogist, Provincial Assayer; And  Mr.  1_.  Peflew-
Harvey t who Will diet as special eiariirier
for such examinations as may  be  held
on or near the coast. Should the Minister
of mines deem it advisable to hold  examinations in other localities,  he is
authorised to appoint another  Special
examiner from each stich ■' locality,  who
shall act hi conjunction with the Provincial Mineralogist and Assayer.    The
examiners will not be ealafted.
Silverthorn Bros* Props.
LYTTO& -. - B.tf.
First-class in every respect.
Choice Wines, Liquors
arid Cigars. Sample
toom  free.
The Jeweler
Vancouver, El. C
Offical watch   inspector for
O. P. R.
Dissolution Notice.
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson .
Business established 1863.
General n&ctidtidtet «ind
Miners Supplies.
Groceries* Drygoods^
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flout. iFriiit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
Notice is hereby given that the firm of Hurley & Murray, carrying on tie business of
hotel-keepers in the town of Lillooet, B.C., has
this day been dissolved. Tne business will, in
future, be carried on by Daniel Hurley, who
will collect all accounts and pay all debts
against said Arm.
Dated at Lillooet. B. C, March 30th, 1890:
exj. ______.  _B-J_x!v___J,JL"_L,_
Post Office Store.
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Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
Printers' Supplies,
Job Printers'
Paper Stock.
Gas and Gasoline
Engines at
Toronto Type Foundry Co.
British Columbia Branch
520 Cordova Street,
Miniriq Properties
Properties Bondeo:
Ltlldoet-Lyttott Wagon Raai
CHA8. McGILLIVRA       Proprietor
Firit-crais accommoda:
tion for travelers. Choice
liquors and cigars.
jjea^<juarteTt for stage.    Stable in con
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\ Established Mi.
HF. Arldersoii &C*
General! Hardware*
Paiiits, Oilsi Stoves and[Tiri-
wafe. MBtoei,s &ed, Picks
N§6? WfcST^*INSTElt, B. C
■y_ «_■ _. a?_Kra '* - ■ «.'
M. Beatty & sons Dredging Machinery.
Contractors for the design and construe*
tion of coiiipkte stamp milk, concentration,
clornation, cyanide and smelter equipments
Peterboro Ont, aiidT^hcQuvgr, B.<^  ;;
The capability of the prospector,  in
regard to the requirements to correctly
name different kinds of rocks and  minerals is the ereatest of his mineralogical
knowledge.     As certain rocks are found
associated with certain ores and minerals
in paying quantity, a knowledge of rock
formations  it essential  to   intelligent
prospecting.      Prospectors'    manuals,
guides and handbooks generally give  a
chapter or two on the  determination of
rocks  and   minerals.     To  the  young
prospector, or to one who has  had hut
little experience in the practical part of
mining, which is the sorting or extracting of ore,to him the mineral contents of
ore bodies and veins are a serious puzzle
and often tax the ability of those of still
greater experience.      Evep experienced
miners and prospectors, when in a new
district or class of minerals with   vhich
they are not familiar, are often at a Iobb
to    give  the   correct  names   to  the
rocks and  minerals met  with.     Two
reasons may be given for such  a seemingly unwarranted display of ignorance.
The surface or altered condition of rock*
and   minerals due   to    weathering  or
atmospheric change and the close resemblance which many rocks and  minerals
have to each other.    The study of such
guides by prospectors and miners, along
with elementary works on geology and
mineralogy, is a good means of educating
the memory to retain such necessary details in connection   with   their  calling,
which may at some unexpected moment
advance their business interests.   When
such reading is practiced aloud it educates the ear to the sound of the names
met with, and enables th_   memory   to
retain euch  knowledge better  than  if
only the eye glances along the lines.   As
impressions made on the mind through
the vit ion are more lasting, and  at the
same time create   more  thought than
those made from hearing or through the
medium of tbe ear, and as the eye is the
chief organ which is used in the search
for the detection of minerals, the young
prospector can best gain  acquaintence
with strange and rare rock and minerals
by purchasing a  correctly named  and
classified  collection of    typical    rock
specimens and ores ol the common and
rare metals and minerals.    A combined
study of such reading  matter,  accompanied by the close examination of the
rocks  and  minerals illustrated in    a
correctly-named collection, educates the
eye and makes the description in print
perfect and more easily understood  and
remembered.   Such knowledge can also
be gained by vb-iting museums and  institutions where minerals are classified
and on view, and,  consequently,  such
exhibits have an educational value as
well as the desirable object of developing
the mineral resources of the country.—
Mining aud Metalligical Journal.
started in with its defence, and the
evidence adduced, today, consists largely of proving the exclusive plans and
model of the mine workings put in,
and of identifying many samples of ore
taken from different portions of tbe
disupted ground and elsewhere. Next
week, when the experts get into the
box, an exceedingly interesting time is
looked for. The whole rock formation
of the camp will be gone into most thoroughly. The case will last for some
weeks yet.
Mable — Pshaw! Why, you would
mairy the first man who would come
along. Lillian—Oh, well; you wouldn't
even wait for him to come along, if you
knew where he was hiding.
"Do you mean to tell me" said the unfortunate litigant, 'that the whole property in dispute has been wasted in costs?4
*'I said it had been absorbed, my friend-
not wasted," replied the lawyer, who
had got the worst of it.
A voung lady of very extraordinary
capacity late addressed the following
letter to her cousin: "We is all well
and mothers got hisTerrix, brother Tom
is got the Hupin Kaugh, and sister Ann
has got a babee, and I hope these few
lines will find you the same. Rite sune.
Yonr aphectionate   kuzzen."
Leland House
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.       VANCOUVER, B. C
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CARGILE HOUSE, ash roft.
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.
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J. H. Cleitients^.^^,.^ ashcroft.
L,tllooat Mall ord»r» carefully attandad to.
Tweds, 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.
The new divorce laws of North Dakota
will deprive the State of an industry
worth half a million dollars a year to
its principal cities. The Act provides
that, after July 1 next, it shall be
necessary for a person to live in the
State for at least twelve months in order
to acquire a legal residence. Heretofore, three months only were necessary,
and, under that imitation, hundreds of
variously distressed husbands and wives
sought North Dakota as the shortest
and speediest road to divorce. As only
the (lass who were able to spend money
freely were able to afford even the three
months'"irip out west,'* the divorce
colony has long been a very gainful
benefit to local tradesman, and it was
because of the large expenditures made
by those visitors that the better elements
of the community was unable to secure
an earlier change in the law.
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
Qreat Mining Cast.
Rossland, B. C , April 28.—The great
trial of the Iron Mask vs. the Centre
Star has been proceeding all the week
before Mr. Justice Walkem. A large
audience gathers daily, and the proceedings are followed with increasing
interests, $o\ far the Iron Mask people
have made out a prima facie case of
trespass and damage, and have rested
their tase there.    The Centre Star has
"What is your speciality?" inquired
the visitor at the dime museum, addres
sing a man who was sitting behind a
railing near the entrance, and appeared
to be doing some figuring. "If you had
happened in a little sooner," replied tbe
man, "you might have seen me in my
great weekly act of paying off the other
freaks.   I'm the proprietor."
N. de Kevser
A Deceiving Inspection.
Says the Victoria Times: The register
of the Victoria Hotel bears the following
inscription, which is apt to deceive the
causal observer: 4,W. E. R. Notman
and wife, Njarfrom, N. Y." Robbed of
it* capitals and punctuation marks the
inscription reads: ♦• We are not man
and wife nor from New York."
Manufacturing Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying
. Glasses, Compasses and Aneroids.
All orders by mail and etpress promptly attended to. All work warranted or
money refunded. If yqur 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.
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.
Subscribe for Tax Pbospec_oh.
The Prospector
Against a Mint.
Tontreal, April 2^.—At a meeting
l( d yesterday of the council of the
Ii nadian Bankers' Association the
jl estion as to the establishment of a
Hint in Canada fpr the coinage of gold
s discussed and it was   resolved   that
re council disapprove of the   proposal
\j. the following reasons:
Ij'W'irHt—Because the operating of a mint
11 re/"\lt in a loss either to   the  miner
»/ I Jtnent according as one  or  the
Iher is made to  hear  the  expense  ol
{Second—Because a better market fir
fid bullion is provided by banks  than
}_\n be supplied by a mint.
/Third—Because the intrinsic value ol
J'pe metal is not enhanced by its con-
Torsion into coin, bullion being fre-
r family preferable for the purpose of
International exchange and settlement.
}$Forth—Because experience has demonstrated that paper is preferred to
J'^ld coin as a circulating medium, aud
Lfl'illion mined in Canada will not be re-
|||^ned in the country.
•"iftli—Because   the  coinage  of gold
mid introduce an   element  of  uncertainty and Jietuibance iu the currency
stem, prejudicial  to   the  commercial
rhd industrial interests of the country.
Montreal, April 29.—C. P. R. stock
nearly reached par this morning on the
local stock exchange, the price closing at
97%, after opening at 95J£, an advance
3}_ points in an hour and an half. There
was a regular scramble to get stock and
7,700 shares changed hands.
According to the Simcoe ' Reformer,"
he debate of the Yukon scandals cost
die country $3,000 a day, which, for
•♦ay, twenty working days, would be $60,-
000. And nothing to show for it! But
then, ihe Tuppers must "blow themselves" at the country's expense in some
*ay, even when out of power.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
J       Loss of the 5S. City of Kingston.
fracoma, April 29—Steamship Glenogle
the North Am rican Mail Steamship
['bmpanj's Tacoma-Oriental line,
f'Whed into the steamer Oky of Kingston
mt 4 o'clock last Tuesday morning off
rowo's point, cutting the City of King-
tin in tuojnfa abaft the boilers. The
*»elve passengers and Kings tons crew
J seventy were saved through the pompt
P'ytion ol officers of the Glenogle and
Kingston and two ships lying in the
-arbor, which lowered boats and assisted
M. DeKeyser-VerbeiPt has made arrangements with the manager of the
Gold Point Mining Company, of Quenelle Forks, for putting in a large gold
saving.plant with a total capacity of
dome 2,000 yards daily This arrangement was made only after a very
thorough test by Mr. Polleys' of the
value of the machine as a gold saver. In
the tests made by Mr. Polleys,'with the
rlne gold of the Thompson river, there
seemed to be scarcely any loss—in other
Aords the saving was nearly 100 per
cent. Mr.     DeKeyser-Verbeist    is
naturally feeling much elated over the
success of the trials, which certainly go
very far towards confirming his claim
that he has a remarkable gold saving
machine; a combination of quicksilver,
cyanide and electricity.—Journal.
Ida May, Mary Fraction and Nellie Fraction
mineral claims, situate in the Lillooet
mining division of Lillooet district. Where
located: Cadwallader Creek.
Take notice that I, William Gibson, acting
as agent for the Alpha Bell Gold Quartz Mining
Company, Limited Liability, free miners certificate No. 9564?., 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 ot the above
And further take notice that action, under
section 87, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this twenty-second day of February,
Wholesale and retail dealer in
Ue people on the Kingston to reach the
Vlenogie. Tne Kingston is a total loss
'jnd the Glenogle is damaged. The hull
^ the kiugston sunk immediately, but
'v^r upper works, cut in two, floated.
Wireless Telegraphy.
^London, April 28.—Wireless tele-
/aphy had its first practical demon-
fration this morning. The Goldwin
|ahds lightship was struck by a passing
sssel and the crew utilizing a wireless
legraphy apparatus notified the land
.at their ship were in a einking collision. Tugs were thereupon despatched
assist the lightship.
Old Lady—Little boy, you will never
row strong if you smoke that nasty pipe.
limmy—Maybe I won't but de pipe
*T W hile his own picture of the Santiago
ight pretend to show where Sampson
ly, those of the board of navigation
howjf^yere he was really lying.
The Methodist General Conference  of
tanada has decided to set apart a Sun-
lay in O.tober next for the making  of
Elections  in  all  churches under  its
''irisdiction, on behalf of  a  Twentieth
Century  Commemoration  Fund of   a
lillion dollars, which the Methodist of
Mlae Dominion have detergained to  raue
\tfi behalf of their cause in general.
Hay, Grain, Chop
Feed, &c.
Agent for E. G. Prior & Co., agricultural implements.
A supply of
:F__i:__s:__: beef
alw ays on hand
exj. -EEL. J__5J_^J__J,JL'-I?-
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
Ivillooet. B. C
TR0REY The Jeweler
Vancouver, B. C.
Offical watch   inspector for
P. R.
Route to all Eastern Point*.
Fewest Changes,
Quickest Time
Notary Public, Accountant and
Alining  Broker.
Reports on Mining Properties.
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.
a*. si?o:E___]3r.
Wholesale    and.     Retail   of   Light
and Heavy Harness.
Saddles, Vehicles, Saddlery Hardware, and
Harness Leather.
Quotations by mail forwarded on application.
412 HASTINGS ST., Vancouver, B.C.
__.. TJ_J,_J,0_^_D,
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 nersonally.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
Our Specialties:
Through First class Sleeping Cars and Tourist
Sleeping Cars to St. Paul, Montreal and Toronto
without change.
The Dining Car Service along the line of the
C. P. R. is unequalled anywhere.
Connections at Vancouver
With Steamer lines for
For full information as to rates, time, etc.
apply to the nearest ticket agent, or to
District Passenger Agent, Vancouver, B. C.
MINERS' SUPPLIES a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
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.
KI-A._yEIiOO_?S, _3 c.
Established 1862.
R.F. Anderson &C*
General Hardware,
Faints, Oils, Stoves and Tinware. Miners steel, Picks
Shovels, etc.
A B. X. epecial   with  a commercial
traveler was in town Thursday.
A few parties are making arrangements
to go out and do their assessment work.
F. Richardson is engaged in painting
and decorating Mrs. Mcintosh's residence. 	
J. F. Gibson returned to town thie
week from a trip up Bridge River as far
as Sucker creek.
T. Whitmore went up Bridge river
Tuesday morningon business, also taking
the Bridge river mail with him.
Dr. Sanson spent a few days in town
this week on professional business. The
doctor makes regular trips to town once
a month.   	
Arthur Phair and R. Hughes went up
vSeaton lake Tuesday  and will spend a
few days in the vninky of McGillivray
creek avoiding bears.
D. Hurley has now got a fence built
along the street recently opened up next
his residence. A. Richey has charge of
the work and has made the most even
fence in town.
J. McKivor has been busy the past
few days putting in a flume from the
main one to the street, where it empties
iuto a barrel and is divided into three
streams, to W. Duguids, D. Hurley and
J. McKivor's gardens.
A number of towns in the country are
making arrangements for the celebrating
of Her Magesty's birthday, on the 24th of
this month. It would be a good 6cheme
for the citizens of Lillooet to get together
aud see about celebrating on that day.
Hon. 0. F. Cornwall, county court
judge arrived in town last Saturday noon
and held court on Monday morning.
The only business transacted was the
naturalizing of a few Orientals, as the
few cases before the court were withdrawn, The judge left for his home at
ABheroft Tuesday.
It i? reported that Mr. Hughes will
shortly leave this field where he has
labored for the past few months. The
Methodist conference meets this week
and his successor will then be named, of
course this ia only a report and it ie
sincerely hoped by his many friends thai
he can be induced to stay another term.
One of the members of the Sons of Rest
arrived from Ashcroft Wednesday and
paid a fraternal visit to a few members of
the order here. Seeing that the visiting
brother had a little silver he was given a
very warm reception and had the freedom of Chinatown. He left again for
Ashcroft Thursday not caring to be
away any length of time from his own
precinct. On his next visit if he has any
cash, he will be elected to the highest
office of the order, higher than the chief
who resides in this section.
Clarke & Co., chemists and druggists,
Ashcroft.   Send us a trial order.       *
An excursion up the lake on 17th and
picnic at tbe Portage. Tickets $1 round
Mr. 0. O'Halloran was in town last
Monday evening returning home next
A. McDonald, road superintendent is
on a vour through the East Lillooet
The school kids exercised themsQlves
Thusday afternoon by cleaning up th.3
school yard.
F. H. Kinder is now working on the
C. P. R. paint gang painting the company's houses along the line.
Emma Jane Marshall daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Marshall has been ill the
past week with a severe cold but is now
on the mend.
The Seaton Lake Sawmill has been
running full olaet of late and has a large
quantity of lumber sawed to accommodate the trade.
R. Hoey returned from a few days to
Pavilion mountain Monday where he
bad been looking after his cattle which
are in that section.
C. T. Diamond, book keeper for Arthur
Noel went up Bridge River last Tuesday
morning, where he will be for a few
weeks with the machinery.
Word received from Major Burnett by
Mrs. Burnett last week report him as
much improved in health and will re-
tarn home in the course of a few days.
The Indian Casimir, who was tried
last week at Kamloops for murdering
Philip Walker, was found guilty and
sentenced to be hanged on June 2nd.
The Kamloops Agricultural Association are making arrangements for
their annual fall fair. Ashcroit will be
around shortly and the dates will be
A. E. Leatham who went up Bridge
River a couple weeks ago on a hunting
exhibition with W. G. Manson as guide,
is camped near Tyauchton and last week
secured a mountain goat. They will
move up on Cadwallader this week and
hope to secure some grizzlies.
An Indian by the name of Kiyou died
at the reservation on the top of the hill
Thursday morning. He had been sick
for some time bis lungs being effected
some. Kiyou is the Indian who was
with Cleveland when he slipped over the
steen precipice at the Golden Cache mine
in the winter of 97.
The New Westminster Exhibition held
by the Royal Agricultural and Industrial
society have fixed the date for this year's
exhibition, which will retain all its
Provincial characteristics. It was decided that the exhibition shall open on
Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, and shall continue
open until Friday, Oct. 6th at 10 p. m.
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1895.
Mclennan, mcfeelei & Co., ui
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplied
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Sun*>lie[
_■—--'—ii        t     "*r-n-rtr I
Agents for The Giant Powder Co.. San Francisco. \      \    >l
Paul Santini
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Goot
Boots and^Shoes, Hardware, etc.
Q-_±i_Sr_3:R,__Xi    _^_:_i3_=_0_3:-A._iT,
Miners Supplies.
iii__,i_oo__3,r, :b. p.
Branch Store at Bridge River where
full stock of General Merchandise and Mil
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.Ci
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a spefijaj
?\is mew ^^r
-xsjusruz of-
THE ASHCROFT BRANCH ia the most convenient Bank for Lillooet anil
places in the. Cariboo district. Money received on deposit. Drafts issued and collections mffl
In any part of Canada, Great Britain and the United States.
Oold r»u»t and Amalgam FHjrc_ttt««d


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