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The Prospector Aug 25, 1899

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 Vol. 2 No. 7.
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Items Relating to Work Going-on IA the Lillooet District.
Wm. McDonald is doing assessment
on some mineral claims on Cadwallader owned by himself and others.
Charles Burns left town the first of the
week for the Bend'Or mines where he
will work by contract running a tunnel
ilor the company.
Several men employed at the excavation of the mill site on Cayoosh creek,
about ten miles from town, quit this
week and came to town.
Reports from Cadwallader states tne
Bend'Or started crushing ore the first of
the week. Everything is running
satisfactory and several hundred tons of
ore «i l be put through before a cleanup
is made. ' !
E. J. Taylor returned to _.iflo6et Wed-
tiesdny from Princton where he has been
for the past few months. He left for
Bridge river Thursday morning to do
a'sesfnent work on the Woodchuck
and other claims.
No word has been received from the
T/ifneof the final cleanup for the last
~w<M;k oi the arrastra. Parties passing
(lie claims-last Sunday say that they had
about $500 on hand for the week and
had not finished the cleanup.
' D.   Hurley  and  W. J. Abercrombie
"pureliased J. R. William's one-sixth interest in the Lorne group of claims on
•Civiwallader creek the first of the week.
Me.jrt. Hurley and Abercrombie now
■own'a one-third interest in the group,
laving purchased Williams interest in
fill..   Mr'.' Huiley  left  today  for  the
claims and will remain several weeks.
The Lorne is a good group of claims and
is now proving itself w such, and the
owners will be on velvet shortly.
R. Terry A. Richey and j. R. Williams
, returned to town last Saturday having
.   staked claims on Cadwallader creek and
•also between Roaring creek and foot of
A ndersoti lake.   Thev showed some good
<looking rock they brought in with them.
There is a vast stretch of  country along
Anderson lake which is virgin ground
and very little  prospecting  has  been.
From now on  prospectors  will   Spend
more time in this section  uncovering
the rich bodies of ore which no doubt
•exisf.  .
The Brett BroS. will leave shortly for
'    heir claims on McGiHivtay creek to continue wink   for themselves and partner
•John Marshall.     It is reported that a
local company with the owners will put a
stamp mill on the property and  if ar
,    rangements are made the plant will be
'    on the ground in a few months.     The
owners will  start work preparing the
.   mill site and arranging for bringing tbe
"water hi for (tower. Sufficient ore in the
damps to keep a mill running for sometime, '&_d the rock being rich the owners lliould make some good cleanups.
Mr. FoxPro*'M.; iAjIfttgoiheVy of TpN.
onto, and Mr. J. Hawley of Vancouver
f«turned from tlie Golden Cache on Oay
oosh creek last Saturday evening and
'eft next morning via Lytton for Vancouver and the Boundary creek district.
Messrs. Fox and Hawley are connected
with the syndicate which recently purchased the Ample group and adjoining
claims a few miles below the Cache.
Prof. Montgomery is the mining engineer who accompanied Messrs. Fox and
Hawley to properties and investigated
and sampled the claims. He will make
bis report shortly to the syndicate and
then it will be definitely decided what
.hall be done. Prof. Montgomery has
been nearly all over the province inspec
ting mining properties and has now returned toHhe Boundary district. He is
-favorably impressed with Cayoosh creek
and-the properties which he went to inspect, anut frotri bh report it will no
doubt be only a shprt_ time until Colonel
Rives the superintendent, will have a
for.e of men at work permanently opening up the properties secured for the
syndicate and erecting mill and tram
line. A company will be organized in a
few weeks, at present the work being
d.ne has been by the syndii a'e.
Does Not Want Him.
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The News Advertiser says:   Mr. Hig;
gins how occupies the positron that his
old frie'td Dr. YValken. during the se_-
.ion of 1867— he leads and ends the third
party. He has left tbe Semlin Government ranks and his former colleagues,
Messrs. Turner; Eberts & Company, do
not seem anxious te welcome back the
wanderer from their fold. The Victoria
Colonist does not even offer to receive
him on their behalf. It merely Bays:
" A beautiful row ia now on between Mr.
D. W. Higgins and his former political
friends. Mr. Higgins declares that in
any other province than British Columbia Mr. Semlin and .his colleagues would
be 'relegated to the position of political
scarecrows' it is said thai 'Hell hath no
fury like a woman scorned,' and the junior member for Esqnimalt is tbe woman
scorned of the existing political Hades."
The traffic receipts for the week end
ing August 14th of the Canadian Pacific
railway company were $567,000, and for
the tame week of last year, $484,000.
Four big bicycle factories, the Massey-
llarris company, the Lozier company,
the G od Bitiycle company, and the VV el-
land Vale Bicycle company, of Toronto,
have amalgamated their interests and
will constitute a new concern with a
capital of $6 000,000.
The postmaster in a neighboring town
town has posted the following rules:
"No letters will lie delivered until they
are received. It' you don't get a letter
or paper the day you expect it, have the
postmaster look in all the boxes ami
down in *the cellar also. It ought to
be there somewhere, and he likes to
hunt for it just to please you. If your
friend don't write, cuss the postmaster.
He is tb blame: If he tells you there is
no mail for you, put on a grieved expression and Say: "There ought to be some.'
He is probably hiding it for the pleasure
of litvlnf JNM. call for it two or three
times a day."   Ask him tb lodk _a*rb.
. . . ■. LOCAL   NRWS.
Joe Russell made a, trip up the   lakes
this week.
Harry Attwood and H. Downs left for
Cadwallader this morning.   ' '
W. McCullocb late of. Atlin has been
in town the past week on business.
Born.—On Saturday, 19th.August, to
tbe wife of T. C. Harris of a daughter. |
Mike Gaynor leaves for Cadwallader
in a few days to do work on his claims.
Mrs. Cumming returned; Tuesday evening from a few days visit to Pavilion
Mills. _
D. Carey returned to Lillooet this
week from Pemberton meadows on his
way to Big Bar.
Dr. F. Welsh; dentist, will be at Clin
ton next week.    Hia> headquarters are at
present in Ashcroft.,	
D. Hu(.ley.leaves fify Bridge river today and will go the Lome claims where
he expects to remain fevers! weeks.
W. H. Miller trm* W^-G. Du«_id,will
leave the coming week for Alkali lake
to be abse.it several weeks building
The bridge, on the trail around Seaton
lake were repaired this week- and trafib-
is now open for travelers and and theii
L. W. Paisley, representing the World
published at Vancouver, arrived in town
laat Saturday afieanoon and remained a
few days doing business tot the paper.
The baseball team should get in and
have a practise occasionally hefere going
to Ashcroit next month. Lillo.et can
stand them off with the after consideration's and should also do the same at
The proceeds of the soc'al and entertainment to be held in Ike Met hod i t
church Thursday evening will go towards
purchasing an organ for tbe church, not
in aid of the par.onage|fund as mentioned on another page. A collection *ill
will be taken up at tbe social.
A hunting party composed of Messrs.
I. Wrigley, A. C. Fraser, and R. Wyn*
arrived in town last Saturday evening
from Ashcroft by Stewart & C'roz'er's
stage and remained in town a couple of
days. They left ThUrst'ay for the North
Fork ot Bridge riv.r, where they will
Spend 8everal| weeks on a hunting trip.
'Tyee Jimmy!"' is their guide. The
party is well supplied With provisions,
am unit ion, etc. and will nndoubtly have
a good time and secure some big game.
D. W. Higgins has left tbe government party* Mr. Higgins has been leaving government parties ever since he lie-
came a member of the. legislature. Tbe
trouble is, governments : will not trust
the gen hi ex-speaker any farther than
a cowboy can throw abuiyiy the tail.—
NelWn Tribnoe.   Maw'^ $»**—
.  Dredging on The Fraser.
Mr. F. W. Gore, who is connected with
tde Fraser River Dredging company, is
in town says the Vancouver Province.
He has lately returned from a business
trip east. He is proceeding within the
next few' days to the scene of their oper-
ations.at Big Bar on the upper Fraser
river. Mr.GOre has been interested in
dredger mining in this country since
1894, and has seen nearly all sorts of
dredgers tried on tbe Fraser, and after
long experience has decided that the ordinary harbor dredge is by far the best;
in' fact all others have been more or less
a failure. The' company have a very
powerful dredge with a capacity of about
750 cubic yards of gravel in ten hoars.
The dredge is built ou a huge
barge on which are also the sluices
over which the gravels are passed
for the extraction of the gold.
Since starting work the dredge has worked very successfully, values over $100per
day having: been obtained. Several
other companies are working similar
dredging plants very successfully, as the
Yale Dredging company, the Beatty at
North Bend, and the Fort George Dredging company. Heretofore different classes of dredgers have been used; such as
the Central Bucket dredge, shovel and
others, but| without success. . The great
drawback tO dredging on the Fraser is
the lengthy season of of high water which
this tear has been ;very extended. Mr.
Gore expects to start work for tbe season
very shortly.
Advices from the lower Fraser state
that there has been a marked falling off
in the salmon run and boats coming in
have comparatively small catches. The
run has been so variable all season that
it cannot be said whether this signifies
that the end is near or not. As a consequence of the shortage tbe price per fieh
jumped from 15 to 20 cents.
A Copper Trust.
It is stated in New York that the Rock-
fellers and their associates of the Standard Oil Company have succeeded in
forming a copper trust that will practically control the output of the world. The
plan contemplates the control of a large
number of large [companies that have
heretofore held out against absorption
at the hands of the Amalgamated Copper Company. Now, however, it is
stated that by quietly working aeon-
trolling interest in the most prominent
of these properties has been acquired.
Completing its work in this field the new
combination will reach out for the leading copper concerns in other parts of the
Mr. M. F. Elliott, one of the attorneys
of the Standard Oil Company, admitted
that several members of the corporation
were in the big copper deal, but asked
that it be stated that it was not the
Standard Oil Company tha was moving
in tbe matter, but only a group of men
interested in it. Copper is one of tbe
few metals Of commercial importance
which is not produced in quantities adequate to the growing demand, and there
has been steady increa.e in its value. It
is freely predicted that the new corobin-
ation will, in the event that it secures
control, make still further advances in
thep»-ice."'.  " ..",.; .... ,.....,.
By Acclamation last Tuesday at New West-
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Alex Henderson, M. P. P., was elected
by acclamation Tuesday at New Westminster.     Tbe talk of 'opposing bis re-
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turn did not materahze and New Westminster haa now cabinet representation.
Henderson was appointed attorney-gen-       j
eral a couple of weeks ago and his elec- '"Cr '■*•.
tion now allows him tbe  portfolio  and
his seat in tbe house. ''
Takes War Easy.
Though many signs point to the extreme likelihood of war between Great
Britain and the Boers, and though troops
are pouring in tbe direction of the Cape
and the British army chiefs are deep in
problems of preparation for probable
hostilities, the English people as a whole
scarce heed the course of events. The .
nation seems completely-absorbed in the
Dreyfus case. As each day paaaae with- ■'
out an answer from the Boer* to the
proposition of Great Britain for a joint
commission to investigate tbe effect
which the franchise reform legislation
will have on the Uitlanders, the probability of a pacific settlement of the difficulty decreases, yet national.interest,
tired of delay, flags as tbe tension at tbe
war and colonial offices grows.- If War
comes Great* Britain will awake with a
tremendou*Mart. If the Boers surrender to the British demands, scarcely
more than a ripple of interest will be»ex-
cited as long as the.Renne. court martial holds the world under tbe spell of
its dramatic, recital. From a political
point of view, a rapid and successful war
against the Boers would probably
strengthen the hands of the conservative government more than any other
outcome of the present crisis, for the
preponderance of public sentiment already heartily endorses the course of Mr.
Chamberlain. One the British soldier
meet tbe old enemy, the Boers, few
would remain bold enough to openly op
po.e tbe morality of war.
Tne latest suggestions from Pretoria
has failed of its effect, being merely regarded as a device to gain time.
There is cessation ot the war preparations on either side. The Transvaal
government is beginning tb move troops
to the border, and the police on the frontier have been ordered to strictly prohibit any cattle leaving the country,
while the treasury of the Republic is le-
ceiving large amounts of gold beyond
ordinary requirements.
Field Marshall Lord Wolseley, commander-in-chief of the British army whs
in consultation at the war office with
General Lyttleton, military secretary,
and the headquarters staff. Tender for
an immedia e supply of large stores ef
forage and general stores were nnder
consideration. Six months' supply of
compressed forage for 10,000 horses haa
al eady been sent out.
The Westminister Law Society has
purchased tire fine law Horary owned by
Hon. Mr. McOreight, while he was on
the Supreme court bench, and afterwards by the late Chief Jastice Davie.
It has been purchased from the Davie
estate to replace the one destroyed by
fire at Weetmih'ster.
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Published every Friday.
Payable in advance.     *>
RIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
The Pemberton mail service will be
continued. The postmaster here has received word from the post office inspector to that effect and the mail will be
taken in as usual.
Will the Lillooet district be represented in the mineral exhibit furnished by
the government to the Paris Exposition.
Nearly all the other districts have men
at work gathering exhibits and some arrangements should be made at once to
procure a collection. The mineral exhibit from British Columbia will not be
complete without samples of the rich
free milling quartz from this section.
Ex-Attorney General Martin has been
up before the benchers of the law society
charged with prosecuting a law suit for
dent on shares. This in law is champerty and is against the rules of the law
society. It is safe to say nine out of ten
lawyers in British Columbia are guilty
of the offence with which Martinis
charged; but they are wont to go farther
than be is charged with going. He is
only charged with asking half; they take
the whole. Probably it is because Mr.
Martin did not demand the whole that
he is being proceeded against.—Nelson
■   -Hiot By an Assassin.
Two men ambushed maitre Laborie,
counsel for dreyfu", and.one shot was
fired, hitting Laborie in the back. M.
Laborie fell in the roadway. He is still
alive. Maitre Laborie left hi. house
alone for the court at six o'clock this
morning. His residence is stuated in
the suburbs of the town about a quarter
of an hour's walk from the Lycee, the
route being along a solitary road betide
the river Vilaine. He had reached a
point half way on his journey when two
men who evidently been lying in wait
for him ruf lied out ot a narrow lane, and
one of them fired a single shot from a
revolver. The murder, were only a
couplo of yards behind their victim and
the bullet struck Laborie in the back.
The wounded man uttered an agonized
cry and fell flat on his face. The
murders immediately fled through the
lane from which tbey had emerged, and
both escaped. < .. .,
Maitre Labori will recover from the offsets of the attempt to assassinate him..
The mart who attempted, the murder, of,
Labori has been arrested at .Dol., HJis
name is Glorot, and is a native of the Department of Cotos du Noid. He baa, confessed. Glorot was arrested because he
said in a carbaret, " I am the man who
shot Labori." The police now believe
the prisoner is pnfy a'l»i>ati66r a drunkard, desirioue of attracting attention,
and his so-called confession may turn
out to beilbtliing more thanjvnjenipty,
boast. Tlie" polioe, however,,,are, investigating the recent movements q| the pris-
CtMrged With CbM-petrv.
Mr. Jos. Martin, before the benchers
of the Law Society at Victoria last week,
admitted the facts alleged in the charge
of champerty made against him. The
benchers suspended him for one week.
In the meantime Mr. Martin will appeal to the full supreme court.
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To be Set FreeV'
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The ticket-of-leave system for the introduction of which a bill was passed at
the last session of parliament will shortly
be brought into force when regulations
will be framed to govern its operation.
To make the scheme a complete success,
the government will have the sympathetic treatment of all convicts so
without which the lives of the parties so
conditionally liberated would be made
quite as hopeless as if they remained in
The Transvaal Troubles.
President Kruger, according to a
despatch from Johannesburg, has sent a
reply, accepting the proposals of the
secretary of state for the colonies, Mr.
Joseph Chamberlain, to submit the
franchise controversy to a joint com-
missionof inquiry, on condition that the
independence of the Transvaal shall not
be impugned.
The Johannesburg correspondent of
the Morning Post says: "President
Kruger, owing to advancing years, has
become physically and mentally
incapable of dealing with the situation.
Often at the meetings of the executive
he weeps, but possible he is shamming
Notwithstanding the unfavorable conditions that prevailed at the beginning
of the season and the many prophesies
of failure of the salmon catch of 1899,
the latest figures are highly gratifying
and reassuring. It is now estimated by
those who are in a position to judge and
who are w atching the industry closely
that the total returns from the British
Columbia salmon fisheries, for all purposes, will exceed tbe handsome sum of
According to the Seattle Poptr^tell i-
gencer United States District Attorney
Gay, to whom was referred the question
by    United    States   Attorney-General
Griggs, has decided that the Birtish Columbia fisherman's boats Beized^s,©,near
tbe boundary:n1_&aifoint Rpb^^batj
it was doubtful as to which side of the
line they were when seized.   According..
ly the United SkattMutt-driie^
.'. ed Mr. Gay to proceed ail he tho'tjigbi ad-
* visable and he Rasi wiWjd :\o the 'United
States customs collector Huesiii to re-
- lease the boats,   f***'- }wlt ::.'!' J
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The prelimintary trial of John W. Anderson, ex-clerk of Molsons bank at
Winnipeg, accused of stealing $62,000
started on Wednesday. Accountant
McBeth and Teller Nelles were examined.
Their evidence showed gross carelessness
as to the figures of the vault combination, .and that tbe teller's cash
drawer was unlocked, ready for any one's
inspection. Anderson slept every night
at the bank. The case, .was adjourned
foi: a day when Davis,, the detective
who unearthed the mystery, will give
biestory.   '|>'   :     .,,, .■.-..      <;.yv , ■<
A warning to the excessiye drinkers of
tea is the"case of Mrs. Bridget .Kelly,
aged .46, who is now an inmate of Belle-
vue Hospital. , The patient is swelled to
enormous proportions   because of  her
slavery to this beverage, which she has
taken in large quantities for more than
$©;year_.     Sfie is being treated in the
Hume manner^ as , slaves, tp.„alcoliol or
jjlrugB, as tl^dpctcjrs jjecogijize that he*
jllness is closely akin .to - the ailments ob
.those, who 'have taken  over-doses  of
whisky or opium,,, Since her arrival in'
the hospital   she Jias constantly asked
for tea,     Sbepafjlj^ pot.
of tea brewing for. herself,-an^flbe drank
it constantly.... ft 4as s,ropgjaHd blacky
^s only, tj^ftHMtfit ^pukl,satisfy her
qcif^in^. ?„ W.nen .jj^ ^|iipartieularliy
thirsty /pftlie.beyprage ,efe« would pour
W,ir»g,*ne drah|Kat ^j^^n^t^^m,
ilesijrp in tbe,ni|flfp^g«h 8Sfcat>_sUM_s
physl ians Bbe.basjel.lom taken alcohol
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stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with the hotel. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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trip.' By starting from Lytton over twenty miles is.Bp^ed when (eoing to Lillooitv
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, Wirit^usfpr inforination.
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destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY A Co THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET. B. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1899.
..  Railway Across Canada.
The amounts voted At the session of
[parliament which ha? just closed in aid
[of railway projects aggregated over $6,
JOOO.OOO. Not for fifteen years has there
[been so great a sum voted for such pur-
fposes. Tne bulk of this mon-jy goes to
[roads that are to form  links of a new
transcontinental line in opposition to
[the Canadian Pacific.     These roads ate
under separate managements and there
[are still large gaps between them.
Tne plan vails for a line from Quebec
>to Port Simpson, on the Pacific. Startling from the former city there ia a rail-
I way known as the Great Northern,
f which runs southwestherly to .Toilette,
(and is now being extendid westward to
' join the Canada Atlantic system at South
Indian, the Ottawa river being bridged
at Uawkesbury  to  permit  this   being
The Canada Atlantic road runs westward to the Depot harbor, on Georgian
t bay, and the great lakes will be utilized
, forVhe present as far as Fort William,
; near the head of Lake Superior.
From that point there it now in process of constt uction a road which will
end at Winnipeg, running through tbe
►rich Rainy river country and skirting
| the Minnesota boundary, encroaching
. upon that state for a distance of thirty
, miles. Tiiis road is known as the On-
. t *rio & Rainy River rotd, and to aid its
I construction parliament has just voted
■ tl 000,000.     In addition hsu.d.ome .ul>-
[ventiona have been voUd by the legislatures of Ontario and Manitoba toward
[the Sections fulling within their terri-
[tory. Altogether the combined hi* sidle*
[lo this line will amount to more than
>14,000 a mile.
At Winnipeg the Ontario andRdny
[River road will meet the Northern Pacific, which rune westward to Portage la
j Prairie, a distance of 66 mile. There be-
[gins the Canadian Northern, owned by
[the proprietors of the Ontario & Rainy
f river road. It runs northward and westward for a distance of some 400 miles.
[There is a subsidy for this and additions
■ are being made every year. Its objective
[point is Edmonton, in the far northwest.
To another company, supposed to he
[simply an alias fur Mackenzie & Mann,
[the om ners of the Ontario & Rainy River
[there has been granted a charter with a
jtubsidy of (6 200 a mile for the construction of a road from Edmonton westward
Jto  the   Yellowliead   pa-e, through  the
[Rocky mountains.     Fiom   the Yellow-
fhead pats the old abandoned route ol
[the Canadian Pacific runs lo the aaiei.
)f the Pacific at Port Simpson, pa.s<ng
through the upper valley of the Fraser
•iid the rich Cariboo mineral country.
Thus  the  new system  will  extend
facrosB the continent from tide water to
[tide water and will be composed of tec*
ftions of the Great Northern, Canada At-
|.antic, the Ontario <& R.iiiiy. River road
laud ihe Canadian   Northern, with   the
[great lakes us a connecting link.   It will
Ifollow chieely the route laid out for the
Canadian Pucifi-, hut the   r.ileage will
he so much greater that   it will   hardly
[hope to he an effective competitor for
passenger traffic.
Quebec will be the eastern terminus
In summer and in winter the new bnd.e
across the St. Lawrence at Quebec will
itfford aceest to the government railway,
[which runs to Halifax and St. John.
The hr.dge is to cross the St. Lawrence
[80 miles al>ove Quebec. It will tost
|$4D0,00O, and one-fourth of this amount
Lhlf^jitst. been contributed l.y the Can-
ladi.an parliament.' The company hold-
Ping 'he chatter announces that work
[will be begun within the next two
►months, and it hopes to have it coin*
; pleted within two yearsi:
Fond Mother—What do you think of
Jittle Freddie?     He's the very image of
■lis father, isn't he?   Visitor (cynically)
-Well, Freddy needn't mind  that as
Jong as he has good health.
CARGILE HOUSE, ashcroft.
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated. Culinar
department unsurpassed. Tiie 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.
__v_:_b_ro_e3:j^_n"t tailob.
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.
• t •' i
,■>■. *<»• m<
MINERS' SUPPL1LS a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
A Good Business
A first-class salesman wanted to represent us in Lillooet, B.C. and vicinity for
the sale o! hardy fruit trees, ornamental
trees and shrill s.
Over 600 acre" under cultivation. We
grow varieties of stock especially a<'apt-
vd lo British Columbia, all stoek accompanied by Government, eertifieate of in-
•*pec:ion,"arid guiiraufeed freefrom blemish of any kind.   Write for terms to the
N.B —We have other territories not
covered, applications solicited.
1809 PROVINCIAL 1809
Under the auspices of
The Royal Agricultural & Industrial Society of B. C.
will be held at
New Westminster
October 3, % 5, 6.
$15000-11. PR.ZES-$I5Q00
o_p_ESisr to _?_a:.s wo_s___d
A Round of Pleasure for Four
Whole Days.
HoraeHdces.   Uic^-ole Knees.
Cliiiinplon LiieroHse.   Naval  unci
Militm-y Sports.   A<ji i.-itics*.    (.-_.'.-.-
l-tianei.   _S__eb_ll.   Football
Band T.urnament,
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B. C,
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room  free.
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business ustnbl iplied 180..
POST  OFITIC-S   S_70_a_33.
Qeneral rierchandise and
Miners Supplies.
Magnificent Illuminations.
Grand Concert e.ich evening.
Special attraction at the New Westminster Opera House.
Monster Excursion* from all points'at
greatly reduced rates.*
For special features see small handbills.
No entrance fee charged for exhibits.
£XECUTlVE-j-i. Worship Mayor Ovens,T
J. Trapp, W. J. leathers, Geo. P. Brymner, R. F.
Anderson, Alderman J. F. Scott and Alderman !
M. Sinclair. !
For Prize Lists, Entry Forms, and full partic- j
ulars, writ- to j
President. Secretary, i
W. H. KEARY, Commissioner.
ii. mm
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.  Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.     Stable in connection.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
And be sure that each Cigar is branded, otherwise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of the Choicest Tobacco but are of home manufacture, and
should be patronized by all good citizens.
Manufacturer. U
128 Watea Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
.-  -  -   TH-EC  -  -  <=<
and Contractors
Sole agents:
11 Beatty k sons Dredging Machinery.
Contractors for the design and construction of complete stamp mills, eoncenti^ibiii
clornation, cyanide and smelter equipmeiits
Peterboro Ont., and Vancouver, B. C.
i'J'i;  I'Sf
_ff.V ®:P ]
J. M, Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
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 KevserASHCR0"
Manufacturing Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician
Watches, Giocke, 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 ran read the smallest newspaper print and
age.   We will guarantee satisfaction.   Repairing department a specialty.
Leland House
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER   B» 0
WM. HI_V__EI__TO_!r,  _?_ȣ>_?. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST :'5, 1899.
J. J. Harwood is now at the dredger
across the river from town.
John Dunlop, general merchant, wil
build an addition to his store at Cayoosl
Creek shortly.
Fresh snow was vi ible on the mountains in sight of town Tuesday.
Mr. C. Phair made a trip to Clinton
the latter part of the week on government business.
F. H. Kinder has moved his family into the house near Seaton Lake built by
Fred Appleyard.
Messrs. Case and Holbrook were in
town a few days this week from their
claims on the North Fork.
Miss Carson who has been visiting
friends at Clinton for a few weeks, returned to Pavilion Mountain Monday.
Dan Fraser and Dollar Bill spent Wednesday fishi g in Cayoosh creek and
came home heavily laden with the speckled beauties.
The heavy rain the past few weeks
has been hard on the ranchers and their
hay crop. Reports from along the road
are very discus-aging.
Commodore Kinder of the S.S. Minnehaha «ill run an excursion to the Portage every Sunday hereafter. The fare
will be very reasonable.
The Prospector received last week a
ropy of the regulations of the Canadian
Commission for the Paris exhibition
from Mr. H. Bostock, M. P.
Mr. Fred Rath, traveling representative for the Inland Cigar Manufacturing
Co. of Kamloops, is on a trip through
Cariboo and will visit Lillooet shortly.
W. G. Duguid and W. H. Miller went
up Cayoosh creek Thursday morning to
spend a few days on a fishing expedition.
They both promised The Prospector some
nice fish. 	
R. H. Brad burn who has been employed at the Bend'Or mill for the past
few months arrived in Lillooet last Saturday evening and left for Vancouver
next morning.
The A.hcroit Fair on September 27th,
28th, and 29th will be all right and people living in this section should help as
much an possible to make it a success.
Send along your exhibits.
An ice cieam social will be held in tbe
Met hodM church next Thursday evening. A short program will be rendered.
The proceeds will go to tne parsonage
fund.   All are cordiall invited to attend.
Mr. A. Richey left Wednesday morning for the Big Horn ranch on the Bridge
river trail where he will reside in future.
He purchased the right of the pre-emption from the administrators of the estate ot James Kane.
Several men working on the big slide
on the Lillooet-Lytton wagon road quit
Tuesday and came to town. They became dissatisfied with the wages paid
.and dissolved. Some of them had too
much money ahead.
At a meeting of the baseball team on
Monday evening a managing committee
was appointed to have charge and conduct the affairs in connection with the
team. Ways and means will be discussed in a few days to supply funds for
the boys expenses.
Harry Attwood and Mrs. Attwood returned to town Tuesday evening aftei
several weeks up Cayoosh creek.
M. P. Stewart of the firm of Stewart &
Crozier, liverymen at Ashcroft, brought
in three passengers Saturday evening.
Arthur F. Noel made a flving trip to
town this week from the Bend'Or miner.
He left again for the mines Tuesday
Fred Appleyard, Mrs. Appleyard and
child went out toJAsheroft on last Saturdays stage and will probably make their
home in Vancouver.
Road Superintendent McDonald returned to town Saturday afternoon and
put men to work the first of the week repairing the bridges out on the Seaton
lake trail.	
An Indian boy about 12 years old died
at the Cayoooh reservation last Sunday
morning. He had been ill for some time
and on the morning of his death walked
out of the house and fell to the ground,
expiring in a few minutes.
Aswther Fish Story.
Extracts from the diary of a fisherman.
"Fly making great fun," says Mc-
Ginty patting his podgy book affectionately. " Fish takes flies, and dies then
take 'em. Duffers buy 'em, wise men
make 'em"
This means teaching me to be a wise
man. He seems to make flies out of everything that is out of the way, useless
and hard to procure, colored silk, crewel,
sheeps wool, hogs hair, gold and s-ilver
thread, silks oi all colors, leathers of all
fewls that fly or don't fly, from peacocks
to plovers, from canaries and capons,
from mallards to dodos. I dare say.
Fripped from Di.k's old mares tail, pollings from the dun heifer, clippings from
dresseB, and all sorts of stickinesses and
nastinesses in the way of varnish, glue,
dubbing, &c.
McGinty mocks me, I am immersed in
multiferious materials' like a milliner,
my fingers all thumbs, and anathematising flies and all things fishy whilst constructing a fly which I contend is like an
exaggerated «asp and he ridicules accordingly. "Wait till I bring you a ten
pound trout of my own catching " I
say. I lay emphasis on my own catching, I believe he some times buys
'em. " Ah " says McGinty. I appreciate McGinty's sardonic " Ah " now.
Went up creek with McGinty and sev-
ral bushel of home made flies. "Tossing the caber." Easy exercise compared
with " throwing » fly." McGinty wields
his pole as though it were switch and
drops his flies where he pleases as deftly
and delicately as a " bee on a posy." I
agonise with my pole until my wrist
feels gouty and drop my fly with a flop
on a boulder, up a tree, in a crevice of
rocks, in small of my back, or McGinty's
cap, anywhere, everywhere out of the
water. Hook fish at last however, fifteen pounder if an ounce, swears McGinty. Feels a hundred weight at least.
Drags me where it pleases, into stream,
over slippery boulders, through painfully prickly bushes and numerous defiles of sharp edged rocks, feels all aches
and abrasures, sprains and smarts. Finally parts company, with a plunge and
a pop carrying tackle with him, leaving
me on my back in a deep pool, with my
heels in the air, and waving (like Mar-
mion) the fragment of a rod.
Back to town, lagrippe, make a present to small boys of book of flies and rod.
No more thank you. Try bicycling or
R. A. W. Gumming have added to their
dour mill a plant for the manufacture of
Graham flour and can now supply that
article to customers in ten pound bags.
VV. Cumming of Lillooet will always
have a supply on hand and the Lillooet
people who wish to have it will call
"I shall have to crown that tooth,"
said the dentist, indicating the paiticu-
lar molar. " Yes," assented the victim.
" It's a-King rather more than any of j
the others." Whereupon the dentist
mentally decided to make the bill about
$2.50 higher.
Lillooet. B. C
Notary Public, Accountant and
MininK   Broker,
Reports on Mining Properties.
VANCOUVER, .".-.-. B. 0.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods, pur 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.    >
J*. STO_R,_E3Y_
Wholesale    and     Retail   of   _, iifli
and Heavy Hnrne.s.
Saddles, Vehicles, Saddlery Hardware, and
Harness Leather.
Quotations by mail'forwarded on application.
412 HASTINGS ST., Vancouver, B.C.
1899 PROVINCIAL 1899
Under the auspices of
The Royal Agricultural & In
dustrial Society of B. C.
will be held at
New Westminster
October 3, 4, 5, 6.
$15000-11. PRIZES-$I5000
0_?_3_5T TO TH-E. ^W02H,2J2D
A Round of Pleasure for Four
Whole Days.
Horse Races.   Hlcycle Races.
Champion Lacrosse,   Naval and
Military Sports.   Acjuatles.   Oym-
lcliana.   Baseball.   Football
;        Band Tournament
Magnificent Illuminations.
Grand Concert each evening.
Special attraction at the New Westminster Opera House.
Monster Excursions from all points at
greatly reduced rates.
'   For special features see small handbills.
No entrance fee charged for exhibits.
EXECUTIVE-His Worship Mayor Ovens.T
J. Trapp, W. J. Mathers, Geo. D. Brymner, R. F.
Anderson, Alderman J. F. Scott and Alderman
M. Sinclair.
For Prize Lists, Entry Forms, and full particulars, Writs to
President. Secretary.
W. H. KEARY, Commissioner.
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1895.
Mclennan, mcfeeley k Co., m
Wholesale arid 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 Go***?,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
0-_B_lSr-E3_R,jft_Ij     _MI_E3_E^C_ET_A._l_T,_r
Miners Supplies.
__I____jOO__it, ■__. O-
■   Branch Store at Bridge River where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Min
ers Outfits are on hand.
±__ i
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty.
-__3-A__esr_K oir-
THE ASHCROFT BRANCH is the most convenient Bank for Lillooet and all
)laces in the Cariboo district. Money received on deposit. Drafts issued and collections made
u any part of Canada, Great Britain and the United States. *
Gold Etust and Amuliam Purchased > i
Brick Block, next to Bank of B. N. A., Ashcroft, B. C.
A large and well assorted stock of New
Goods.    Prices reasonable.
Special attention to orders,by mail.   Let us know what ia wanted or what
the trouble, and medicines, etc., will be promptly forwarded.
UEirDr. CJarke's office at the store.


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