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Array THE
PROSPECTOR.
Vol. i. No. 16.
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LILLOOET, B. C. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1898.
$2.00 a year.
MILL   FOR   THE   BEND    OR   MINES.
The Wm. Hamilton Manufacturing
company lias the contract for furnishing
the Bend Or mines on Cadwallader with
a ten-stamp mill. The mill has been
shipped from the eatt and will arrive
in Lillooet in a few weeks. Mr. Arthur
Noel has the contract for taking tiie machinery from the lake to the mines and
the moit of the distance will take it over
the snow. Mr. Robert Hamilton mana-
• ger of the company's business in the
west made a trip to the mine and after
looking over the ground closed the deal
with the Bend 'Or company to supply
them the nec« ssary machinery.
The mill in all will weigh about
twenty-five tons, the largest piece of machinery weighing about 300 pounds. It
will be taken to the head of the lake on
scows and over the summit to the mines
ron sleds. The route traveled will he
from the head of the lake to Bridge river
12 miles, and tnen up the river over the
1 ice to Sucker creek 40 miles and from
there over the trail again to the mine 10
'miles.
Mr. Noel is at present making the necessary arrangements for transporting the
machinery.   By the time freight is taken
to the summit tne sleighing should be
very good.   The whole freight   will   be
^lnoved along together and   will not be
j scattered along the trail.   It is expected
that about two miles a day will be made.
The moving of this  amount of freight
-will be considerable work, but with experienced men it will be taken to itsdee-
jiination in good time.
It fully expected by the company to
fliave everything in shape for running
|_he mill next spring and men will be at
I work shortly making the dam and putt-
ring up the necessary buildings for the
[mill. The Wm. Hamilton Manufacturing Company gives good satisfaction
with companies dealing with them and
[they put their mills in tifst-class shape.
It shows considerable enterprise on
behalf of the Bend'Or Company to put a
stamp-mill on their property at such a
distance from transportation. Taking
their machinery over a trail to their
mines. The eomapny owns good property which justifies going to theexpence.
It is hoped that the government will
do something to aid in opening up a
wagon road at the earlest possible opportunity. In the face of such disgraceful
[transportation facilities the Bend'Or
j company deserves the highest praise and
vCiedit for their enterprise in their under-
staking.	
The Skating Rfnk.
Sometime ago we mentioned the ad-
ivisability of having a-skating rink in
| town to assist in whiling away the long
b inter hours. A few weeks .skating can
|Tue had occasionally.,in Mr- Santini's
field, but on account of the hollow not
holding water long it soon breaks the
jce.   If some  arrangements  could   be
made whereby skating for the whole
winter could be had, it would be worth
the expense to fix up a small rink. The
expense, or if a crowd would turn out
would be nothing to speak off, and em u h
sport could be had during the wii.ter
to recompense those for their labois.
If anything is going to be done it would
be advisable to start in pretty soon and
have everthing in preparation for the
cold weather.
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THE   LORNE   GROUP.
Funeral oi Mrs. Yorston.
The funeral of the late Mrs. J. M.
Yorston took place last Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. A large number of
friends gathering a; the residence and
from there the funeral proceeded to the
Methodist church, the Rev. R. Hughes
holding the solemn burial services. The
following to the grave was large, it being
the largest funeral ever held in Lillooet.
The pall-bearers were: A. W. Smith,
M.P.P., F. Appleyard, Ric. A. Fraser, W.
Oumming, R. Carson and J. Robertson.
Local News.
The following are the passengers
toda s stage: W. H. Donnan, R.
Wood and E. Cairns.
Maggie McDonald the eldest child
Mr. and Mrs. Archibald McDonald
been quite ill for the past few days.
on
H.
of
has
Reports from the 150-Mile house says
that D. T. Hughes while his condition is
very low that he is slowly improving.
The Lome group of claims from such
wonderful results have been obtained by
'he primitive means of an arrastra are
nituattd on the South  Fork of   Bridge
River about three miies from the Forty
Thieves group.     They consist of   three
claim?, the Lome, Marquis, Golden King
the property of Messrs. Williams, Young,
Coughlan and other*.     They lie about
half-a-milfc north west of the Bend 'Or
group.   These claims   were about   the
second group of quartz claims recorded
on Bridge River. All this summer steady
development work has been done including the building aud working the arrastra.     There are three if not more well
defined ledges running right through the
group, all of which carry free gold, some
very high assays have been taken from
them.   The   formation   is syenite with
porphyry   hanging   walls.      There   is
an ample supply of water for power purposes and all the lumber necessary for
mining. Immediately south of the group
is the Maud S. fractional mineral claim.
thi$, claim has the same ledges running
through   it   as   the  Lome  group, the
quartz being exactly similar and assaying   well.   We   understand   the  above
tjroup has been lecently bonded.   As we
have frequently written before, we believe this camp will be an excellent field
for the capitalist, and it is gratifying to
learn that the moneyed men who have
just returned from a trip there are thoroughly well satisfied with its value and
lasting nature.
Arthur Noel has still a gang of men
working around his residence and have
erected a shed over the excavation for
the cellar.
D. Coughland came down from Bridge
River Thursday evening and reports the
weather fine. He thinks the Lome will
be able to work for another month yet.
A general meeting of the Golden Cache
Company will be held at the company's
office at Vancouver, November 16th, to
consider means whereby to carry on the
company's work.
what he has seen of the district and says
it is marvclously rich.
Mr. Newman was also < xaminingsome
properties and was well pleased. He is
the author of " Hidden Mines," a book
containing practical information regarding mines, minerals and prospecting.
During the trip Mr. Newman shot a nice
sheep and also a couple of bears, securing the skins. Both gentlemen left
Thursday for Vancouver via Lytton, expecting to spend a day en route looking
at some properties.
The water work system for the town
of Ashcroft is about completed and the
water has been turned on giving good
satisfaction. The company also controls
the electric light plant which has been
lighting  the  town   for   the  past  few
An Important Judgment.
An important judgment was recently
triven by Chief Justice MeColl in the
case of Peters vs. Sampson when he declared ultra vires an order-in-council
which authorized the gold commissioners throughout the Province to extend
the time for a period of 60 days to date
from the 17th of July, 1896, for the completion of the assessment work on such
mineral claims as the commissioners
had cause to believe were at the time
inaccessible in consequence of the depth
of snow.
Visits Bridge River Properties.
T. R. Hardimanand W. Thos. Newman
mining men from Vancouver, came in on
last Fridays stage and left next morning
with W.F. Gibson for Cadwallader. Mr.
Hardiman is connected with the Associated Gold Mines British Columbia, a
London company which owns considerable property throughout the province.
Mr. Hardiman was up Cadwallader look-
Tyauchton Creek Ranch.
Mr. J. Dunlop who visited his Tyauchton store a couple weeks ago reports
that an eight foot ledge of porphyry,
seven miles distance has been discovered.
The ledge is composed of soft material
and easily crushed and every pan of dirt
washed shows up considerable free gold.
Grant White is the owner-of the property and with a few men did some work
on it. The proposition promises to be
good as it is accessable and easiiy
worked.
The pre-emption of Mr. Dunlop has
been surveyed and everything is in
-hape for the title to the property. It is
good land and has Tyauchton Creek on
one side and Bridge River on the other
making it a disirab'e plaie to reside. A
store is conducted here and also accommodation is given to travelers up Bridge
River. Mr. C. T. Harris has charge of
the business.
/lore Postal Service.
The residents along the Lillooet-Lytton road want some arrangements win re-
by they can get their mail on regular
days. A petition was gotten up some
time ago, but Itttle has been heard of it
lately. All mail for settlers on this road
goes to Lytton and as there is stage communication why not make arrangements
and have a regular mail day. Wrn.
Cameron who runs the stage is very
accommodating and has for the past few
months carried the mail along the route
free of charge, which is grately appreciated by the people. It is necessary for
the residents that something be done in
this matter and it would be advisable to
j:et ogether and send their petit o i to
proper source and no doubt it will be
attended to. The post-office depar- merit
is very slow in doing anything as yards
and yards of red tape have to be gone
through before anything is ever done,
keep at them and by next spring there
may be some chance to have a mail
service along the Lillooet-Lytton road.
The whistle of the dredger across the
river somewhat startled the residents
Thursday noon. The sound of a whistle is very seldom heard in this locality.
weeks.    Considerable  work   has  been!	
done and have quite an expensive plant. \ ing at a couple of claims he has secured
Mr. John Shields of  the company has j for  his   company, and being  so   well
superintended the work since the start, j pleased with the prospects he will put a
With   all   these improvements Ashcroft j few men at work shortly to open up and j The dredger from all appearance   has
will become one of the best   towns  in j prove the value of the claims.     He will j most of its machinery in   place,   but  it
the interior for living or doing  business J return next spring and look over  the | is not expected that  anything  can   be
in. i entire distric THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET. P>. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1898.
THE PROSPECTOR.
Published every Friday.
STJESCRirTIGN      ....
Payable in advance.
?2.00
ADVERTISING Rate-*: Casual advertisements
10 tents per line for the first insertion, and 5
uKiit.8 per line for each subsequent insertion.
The number of lines reckoned by the space occupied, 12 lines to the inch. Rates for commercial advertisements can be had by applying at
this office.
BIC. A. FRASER,
Publisher.
LILLOOET, B.C.FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28,1898.
The trail along the lake is past all use
for the present, a couple bridges are out
and travel is impossible. The Bridge
River trail is beyond redemption and we
hope the minister of mines will come to
our rescue with a wagon-road.
Some time ago we mentioned the disgraceful condition the burial ground for
Lillooet was in. This week we publish a
letter dealing with this subject. A few
dollars judiciously spent on the ground
would put it in a more respectable shape.
Could not something be done towards
this matter?
Hewitt Bostock, M. P., for Yale-Cariboo will be in town in the course of a
couple weeks to visit his constitutents.
The people of this section wish a mail
service into the Bridge Kiver section.
When Mr. Bostock visits us will be
the time to impress upon him the needs
of the district. A meeting should be
held and everything put in shape to
present to him.
Considerable interest is being taken
in mining matters all through the district. In the Bridge River district good
parties and syndicates are taking hold
of propepties and a few deals are being
put through right alon^. With the
work done on the properties on Cadwallader Creek have proved themselves
to be rich and continuous. The Bend'Or mine have made preparations with
The Wm Hamilton Manufacturing Company for a ten stamp mill and which
will be landed in Lillooet in about a
month. The Bend 'Or has recently been
put on the market and b meeting with
success. The installation of machinery
on Cadwallader means much for the
district in general. The machinery will
be taken to the head of the lake on scows
and will be taken up to the Bridge River
over the trail on sleds and up the river
over the ice. The work of taking the
machinery in will be no easy undertaking and with only a mountain trail to
get through considerably energy will be
needed. The trip into Bridge River can
now be made in quick time considering
the bad trail. Accommodations can be
had at Tyauchton, Sucker Creek and at
the Bend 'Or mine. It would be advisable for the people of the section to get
together and make some arrangements
for putting the plans of a wagon-road before proper authorities, and pushing the
matter to the fullest extent.
What  a  tremendously   and all  but
universally iich mineral country this is,
could not but be impressed upon even
the casual observer of the splendid and
representative exhibit of ores in the
mineral building at our late Provincial
Exhibition. Not a district of the
Province—Interior, Lower Mainland,
Coast Islands and islands of the sea—
but what was represented in the display ; and new districts are continually
coming to the front as rich ore produces.
A competent and shrewd observer was
not far off, in predicting, recently, that
British Columbia would, before long,
astonish the world as a mining country,
and throw into the shade the greatest
and richest mining regions that
history, ancient or modern, knows of.
The future of such a magnificently
endowed country as this—which has
many eources of wealth, even, besides
its minerals—it would be difficult to forecast on too grand a scale.—Columbian.
The Lillooet Burial Ground.
Editor Prospector: It must have been
very evident to all those who attended
the sad and solemn ceremony on Saturday, that the condition of the waste
land in which the white people are interred is a scandal and disgrace to the
town. It is to be regretted that some
better spot was not chosen for a burial
place, than a bleak bench on which
neither grass nor trees will grow, however it must have struck everyone that
the present conditions cannot exist much
longer, and I feel sure if you will start a
subscription list that sufficient money
will be obtained to fence the ground in,
to which of course I shall be pleased to
add my mite. I shall also be very pleased
to assist in clearing the ground, and I
hope that all the idle men in town will
turn out and give a hand also. T ey
only want to be asked, ask them Mr.
Editor!   Yours faithfully,
Samuel Gibbs.
Lillooet, B. 0., October 24th, 1898.
Ha-lo Firewater, Skookum Chuck.
Editor Prospector: Some one signing
himself P. at Pavilion must want a
government billet very bad when he
writeB such stuff as he did on the 14th
October, about Indians passing around a
bottle of whiskey in the presence of
some whites. Indians when they have
whiskey will not let the whites se<
them with it, and let but few of then
own friends see it, always going
into the bush or out of sight somewhtr-.
I think it was a bo.tie of watt r passed
around to fool those that were watching
so close. Could we but see ourselves as
others Bee us there would not be so
many letters from Pavilion.
Lillooet, Oct 22nd. 1898.      Cumtux.
cimta __nram "m.i__
COUNTY  COURT.
A sitting of the County Court of Cariboo will
be held at the court house, Lillooet, B. C, on
the 31st day of October, 1898, at the hour of 10
o'clock in the forenoon.   By command
C. PHAIR,
8- Registrar,
Liloolet, B. C„ 2nd September, 1893.
Pioneer
Hotel
LILLOOET, B.C.
Charles Noel, Proprietor.
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.
*   *   *   *   *   *   *
WELL   STOCKED   BAR.
EXCELLENT   CUISINE.
Headquarters for the B. C. Express Stages-
LYTTON STAGE LINE.
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 wh <h
will take you as far as possible, and we supply saddle horses for the rest of the
trip.   By Starting from Lytton over twenty miles is saved when troing to Lillo vu
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY,
Lytton and Lillooet, B. C]
DANIEL HURLEY.
JOHN A. MURRAY,
Hotel Victoria,
LILLOOET, 33 C.
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished througho.it is the only firp*-
>lass hotel in Liliooet.   Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with the hotel. Head-1
quarts™ for the Lillooet-Lytton stage. i
q   y   q   q   q   q     CHARGES   MODERATE.     Q   <_    .    Q   Q   Q
HURLEY & MURRAY,
Proprietor.
EXCELSIOR   HOUSE,
id. _r_3__.s_i___  prop.
LILLOOET, - - - - - - B.C.
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.     ——_
R.&W.CUMMING,
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.!
_?__.-v-ii_ioi_r7 _3. o.
PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY AND BUY PAVILION ROLLER FLOUR.
Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
<^,     <■*,     ^     G>__S_5T__!__,__.Ii STORE.     "^     <_*    ^
Post Office and Telegraph Office in connection.   Freight teams plying once a
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
LEE & CUMMING, Agents, LillooetB. C. 5
THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET. B. C FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28,   IMS.
The Copper Market.
Messrs.   Lewis & Son,   of   Liverpool,
report: " The position of copper at preB-
jnt is very strong.   The expected giving
iway of the American market to a level
[with European   prices  has   not  taken
jlace, the consumption in   the United
[States being so large that the f-xcess of
^production—which during July and Aug-
ist was 4,600 tons below the average of
[the previous six months—available for
export to Europe has considerably diminished during the   past two   months;
Lwhile atocks in the hands of   American
producers and consumers are much reduced,    The  continent  will  require a
[great  deal of  copper during the next
three months, most of which has yet to
be bought; while in England   the  de-
[mand for engineering and shipbuilding
(purposes is  almost unprecedented, and
[the application of electricity to traction
[is rapidly extending.   Large quantities
)f copper will be absorbed in the manufacture  of  sulphate  during   the  next
[eight months, the demand   for  it  now
[being very active, and India is expected
to materially increase its imports, comparatively little having been bought for
[that market in the past two years.
Instead of increasing, as was expected
[the production of the United States has
lately fallen off considerably, and it is
stated on good authority that Montana
[has reached its maximum and is more
■likely to decrease than to increase in the
[future.	
Pratt-Ryan.
A quite wedding took place at Toronto
>n Wednesday, the 12th inst., by which
iMies Mary T. Ryan, daughter of Peter
Ryan, and Ernest Wiltred Pratt, of
[Victoria, were united in the holy bonds
[of matrimony. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father Brannan, of St.
[Basil's church. The bride was assisted
iby her younger sister, Miss Margaret
[Ryan, and Bernary Ryan, a brother of
fthe bride,, attended the groom.
The bride was attired in   a  gown  of
[French muslin over  tafetta   silk,   and
carried a spray bouquet of white roser.
The bridesmaid's dress was a pretty
[combinatian of grey and yellow tafetta
[silk. The travelling costume was a neat
isaniple of the tailoring art in red and
l black Venetian cloth.
The honeymoon will be spent in
[Quebec, Montreal, New York, Detroit,
; Chicago and San Francisco.
the present. The great centers and the
province of Quebec pronounced by overwhelming majorities against it. No
government would venture to coerce
them. 	
Cassiar Election.
Victoria, Oct. 19.—The official declaration of the Cassiar election w as made at
the Court House, here, yesterday, 1-y
Returning officer Alexander. The figures 6tand for elected candidates as follows: Mr. C. W. Clifford, 179; Capt.
Irving, 151. Mr. McTavish, defeated,
polled only 54 votes, and loses his deposit.   There were ten spoiled ballots.
The following clipping from an exchange will be found amusing as a
unique definition as to what constitutes
a mine. After enumerating the names
of several properties, the scribe fays:—
''Though these are not mines, in the
full force of the world, many of them are
more than prospects, as their leads have
heen reached and their samples of oie
pronounced excellent.
.eland House
Comer of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER, B. C.
w___. __c.__2!_:i__T03_r, _?_ao_?„
CARGILE HOUSE, ashcroft
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated. Culinary
department unsurpassed. The Bar is stocked with choice liquors and cigars and
will be in charge of experienced men.   Every convenience for commercial men.
OARGILE & DEVERY, - - Proprietors.
McARTHUR& HARPER,
Ashcroft & Kamloops, El. C.
At our stores you will find the best and most up-to-date stocks in the interior.
We have a large assortment of Dry Goods, Gents Furnishings, Clothing, Carpets,
Boots and Shoes and Groceries. Miners supplies a specialty. Mail orders
solicited.
JUNG KEE,
—DEALER    IN-
Boots, Shoes, lothing
Groceries, Fruits and
Tobacco, Etc.    -   -    -
LILLOOET, B. C.
ASHCROFT.
J. H. Clements,
DRUGGIST and STATIONER.
Lillooet Mail orders carefully- attended to.
Plebiscite Hajorltles.
The lateBt figures received by local
prohibitionists, to-day, indicate a victory
of something over 13,000 votes in the
Dominion at large. Secretary Spence,
of the Dominion Alliance, gives the
figures for Prince Edward lslaud as 9,-
400 for, and 1,146 against.
The official returns for Algoma in the
plebiscite show 2,709 for, 1,456 against.
This makes the Ontario majority for
prohibition, 38,077, and one constituency, Nipissing, to hear from-
Mineral Act, 1896.
(form'k.)
Certificate of Improvements.
zbtoticie.
The Post Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Lillooet JMining Division of Lillooet district. Where located: On the
north side of Cayoosh creek.
Take notice that T, Robert G. Tatlow, free
miner's certificate No 16504 A, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, 1898.
13- R. G. TATLOW.
Certificate of Improvements.
isroTicB.
The Gem Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lillooet district.     Where located:     On the
north side of Cayoosh creek.
Take notice that I, Robert G. Tatlow, free
miner's certificate No. 16504 a, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, 1898.
R. G. TATLOW.
WM. B. BAILEY & CO.
Storage & Forwarding Agts
ASHCROFT, B. C.
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle railway charges and forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY & Co,
Certificate of Improvements.
Summing Up on Prohibition.
Goldwin Smith, in summing up on
the prohibition plebiscite, says that the
result has been morally and practically
fatal to prohibition legislation. Prohibition organs and organizers admit
that their cause has suffered moral defeat and that prohibition is shelved   for
ISTOTICE.
The Stanley Mineral Olaim.
Situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lillooet district.   Where located: On the north
side of Cayoosh Creek.
Take  notice  that  I,  Robert G. Tatlow free
miner's certificate No. 16504 a, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, 1898.
R. G. TATLOW.
N. de Keyser, ,8HC",>"-
Manufacturing Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician.
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying
Glasses, Compasses and Aneroids.
All orders by mail and express promptly attended to. All work warranted or
money refunded. If your eyesight is defective call and have your eyes tested free
in the most scientific way. Spectacles and eyeglasses sent on approval to responsible parties. Tell distance you can read the smallest newspaper print and
age.   We will guarantee satisfaction.   Repairing department a specialty.
CARIBOO & LILLOOET
STAGE TRAVEL.
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in  Cariboo—Monday and  Friday, connecting
with steamer Charlotte at Soda Creek.
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and Friday.
Through and return tickets at reduced rates.    Special conveyances furnished*
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY.
He_ Office t   ASHOROFT, B. C.
he Prospector
S TJBSCBIBB  IPCXR, IT    $2  __.  1T_3_^__V. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1898.
Hr Turner Leaves.
The Hon. J. H. Turner, late premier
of British Columbia, and Mrs. Turner
arrived here yesterday from Victoria
and left on the 0. 1\ R. for the east in
the afternoon. Mr Turner refused to
Bay anything in regard to his trip other
than that he was taking a much needed
rest, and would remain some time in
the old country. A number of Mr. Turner's Vancouver friends were at the train
to say good-bye to him and from one of
these it was learned that Mr. Turner
would remain in England for an indef-
inate period.
"Mr. Turner,"he-said "may not return
until the next session of the local legislature even if he does then. I am in a
position to say that his political career
is over. The strain of the last election
and the exciting events which followed
it told terrible on his health and I don't
believe he could stand another campaign.
Mr. Turner, of course, has business to
transact in the old country, but it is his
intention to do as little work as possible
and to take a thorough rest."—Province.
Improbable.
Washington, Oct. 19.—^Inquiry here
develops the fact that the mission at
Victoria, B. C, of Captain Thayer has
been misunderstood. Instead of going
there to appraise the value of the Beh-
ring Sea fleet with a view to the purchase of the vessels by the United States
Government, the roal object of his niis-
frion is be found in the following statement : "Questions have arisen as to the
value of the interests that would be
destroyed by the abolition of the pelagic
sealing, and it is quite probable that
experts may have been directed to
ascertain the facts with a view to preventing any excessive claiuiB being lodged by
a party in its interest."
It is improbable that our government
should contemplate the purchase of such
a fleet.
Yukon Gold Commissioner.
On Saturday last, Mr. Gordon Hunter,
of Victoria, the newly appointed Gold
Commissioner of the Yukon, telegraphed
to Ottawa his resignation of the position.
The reason gives for Mr. Hunter's
resignation is that his wife's health is
such as to render it inadvisable for him
to either take Mrs. Hunter with him or
to leave her alone.
An Ottawa despatch of yesterday
announces that Mr. HunterB successor
has been appointed in the person of Mr.
0. E. Senkler, Barrister, of Nelson, B. 0.
To Buy Out Our Sealers.
It is generally believed in the shipping circles of San Francisco that the IT.
S. Government will settle the question
of the Canadian sealers by purchasing
the entire fleet of sealing vessels making
their headquarters at Victoria. Capt.
Thayer, surveyor of the American
Lloyds, has gone to Victoria, and it is
said, on good authority, that he will be
commissioned by the U. S. Government
to appraise the value of the vessels of
the Victoria fleet, with a view to the
possible purchase of the vessels by the
Government.
Dreyfus in the Fortress.
Paris, Oct. 20.—An evening newspaper
announces that Captain Alfred Dreyfus
is already in Paris, and is now confined
in the fortress at Mont Valarien, to
which he was secretly brought.
BAILEY
HOTEL.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON,
B.C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars.  Sample
room   free.
Globe Hotel,
LYTTON, B. C.
Good accommodation for travelers.
Bar supplied with the best brands of
wines liquors and cigars. Rates moderate. Good sample rooms. Commercial
trunks hauled to and from station free
of charge. Baggage to and from depot
free.
A. F. HAUTIER, Proprietor.
LYTTOU.
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.)
Business established 1863.
POST  OFFICE   STORE.
General flerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
H. STEFFENS,
LYTTON, B. C.
-DEALER   IN-
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Coods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
C3-TJ3STS__v_;iT_E3:.
The Lvtton Gunsmith is fully prepared to do
all kinds of Gun repairing, also numerous other
iobs in his line. All articles sent in for repair
will be promptly attended to. Work guaran
t>ed neat and durable. Address: Lytton Gun
smith, Lytton, B. C.
John Bohman
SHOEMAKER,
Lytton.
Send your orders to John the Swede,
WATCHES
AND WATCH REPAIRING.
MAIL ORDERS SOLICITED
TROREY The Jeweler
Vancouver, 1_. C.
Offical watch   inspector for
0. P. R.
_A_SSA_Yi:__TGr.
J. O'SULLIVAN,
W. B. MACKINNON, M. E.
J. BENSON, M. A.
Mining Engineers!
and ASSAYERS
Mackinnon Building. VANCOUVER,
LILLOOET and BRIDGE RIVER on Bend'Or,.1
Samples Assayed and Mining properties w.»\
ported on.
Printers' Supplies,
Job Printers'
ASSAYER AND CHEMIST Paper Stock.
Gas and Gasoline
Engines at
Toronto Type Foundry Co^
Twenty-six years with Messrs. Vivian _
Sons. Swansea, England.
Office and Labatory:   614 Hastinge St.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Assays and Analysis made of all kinds of Ores.
The Labatory is up-to-date, with all modern
appliances, including GATES' most approved Rock Grinding and Crushing  Machinery.
LIMITED.
i
j British Columbia Branch
j 520 Conlov* Street,
| VANCOUVER, B. C.
J. M, Mackinnon
Mining Properties
Handled.
Properties Bonded.
Vancouver
B,
   T__C__	
WM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURE
COMPANY, LIMITED
MANUFACTURERS    OF
The   Reliance"
MINING, MILLING  AND SMELTIN
MACHINERY.
.   • :
Crushers, Rolls, Jigs, Concentrators, Screen]
Stamps,   Pumps,   Compressors,   Hoisl
Boilers, Engines, Water Wheels, Etc.
PETERBOROUGH, ON'
Vancouver, B. C.
BRANCH OFFICE: THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28. 1898.
HAD A GOOD THINO.
>r the past ten days the most mys-
)us people in Vancouver have   been
Rollinp. "Jndge" H. F.Jones and
[. Mason, all of Seattle, who   have
staying at the Commercial   Hotel.
)f all the mining men who ever came
Vancouver with "good things" they
the best thing that ever was. It
a proposition which would put
rm and all connected with them be-
ltd the dreams of avarice. The ex-
i locality of this new El Dorado was
feadly secret but Mr. Rollins had a
jiple of quartz of astounding richness
jich he had brought from the spot and
jich was chipped off a mountain
|iilarly rich. In addition to gold,
^re were other precious metals to be
fnd there.
j_e object of the Seattle gentlemen
roming here was stated definitely
fugh. They were organizing a party
thirty men to fit out here and go up
rth to work for them. The men had
swear secrecy and had to engage for
1 months at least. The terms proposed
re liberal to a fault. Men were to be
\d $1.50 an hour and were to work   10
irs a day. If they put in any over-
le they were to be paid $2 an hour,
(further as a guarantee that all would
»aid a sum   sufficient to  cover the
|ge bill was to  be  deposited  at the
lk of Montreal.
U is needless to say that the appli-
lita for positions on the party were
Imerous. The Commercial was simply
sieged with men, all of whom were
lling to sacrifice six months of their
ne at the rate of $1.50 an hour. Mr.
)llins received them  all  courteously,
)wed them the blank contracts and
|pmised them jobs. Meanwhile the
were livii.g well at the Commercial,
le bar bill grew in length with won-
jjirful rapidity for, being on the eve of
Lndling gold with a scoup shovel,
Mther Mr. Jones, Mr. Rollins nor Mr.
[iison bothered carrying  loose  change
>ut with them.
^Meanwhile the outfitting stores and
)e leading supply firms were being
do roughly canvassed and prices com-
ired. Contracts running as high as
^5,000 and $20,000 were discussed and
least two merchants had tacit under
landings that they were to handle the
isiness, The Seattle men explained
mt they did not get their goods in Settle as their Tom Tiddler's ground in
,'hich they are going to pick up gold and
liver is on the Canadian side of the line.
Yesterday morning Manager Costello
the Commercial, mindful of the adage
mt  short credit makes long  friends,
[eked for something  on account.   Mr.
Rollins  then   admitted   a  temporary
fhortness of funds, but explained that it
rould be all right on Monday when Sir
Jecil R. A. Winston and C. R. Colville
irould arrive with $50,000 to  spend in
Vancouver.    This story didn't go wit i
[r. Costello, however, and he promptly
Ordered the Seattle party to vacate their
rooms.   This was done and  a  descent
ras made on  the  Metropole  where  a
jhilly reception was  received.   Two of
the party then proceeded to the Leland,
mt Manager  Hamilton only  received
them when their  accounts  had  been
(guaranteed by  one of  the  merchants
[who is to get a $15,000 contract.
Meanwhile it is  to hoped  that  Sir
Cecil R. A. Winston and C. R. Colville,
with the $50,000, will not miss their
train. If they do not arrive on Monday
a great many Vancouver people will be
disappointed.
Later John R. Rollins was arrested on
a charge of stealing $25.75 from John
Hicks, who he had engaged as one of his
foremen.—Province
In a later issue of the Province Mason denies being one of the company
and states that he was only an employee.
Mason lived in this district for some
time and only left for the coast a feu
weeks ago, and lately woiked at the
Golden Cache mine.
J. B. CHERRY,
A. B. TRIN. COLL., DUBLIN.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR. NOTARY PUBLIC.
Lillooet. B. C
Mineral Act, 1896.
(FORM K.)
Certificate of Improvements.
25TOTICE.
The Maud Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lillooet district. Where located: On the
north side of Cayoosh creek.
Take notice that I, Robert G. Tatlow, free
miner's certificate No 16504 A, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, 1898.
18- R. G. TATLOW.
Mainland Cigar
FACTORY.
IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CIGAR ASK FOR THE
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.
WM. TIETJEN,
Manufacturer.
123 Water Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
COLUMBIA HARDWARE HOUSE.
Established 1862.
R.F.Anderson&C0
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils, Stoves and Tinware. Miners steel, Picks
Shovels, etc.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
SAHUEL GIBBS,
Notary- Public, Accountant and
Mining   Broker.
Reports on Mining Properties.
LILLOOET and BRIDGE RIVEK. B. C.
LILLOOET MEAT
__t_v__,__:_3_?.
V supply of
FRESH   BEEF
alw-avs on hand.
D. HURLEY & Co.
JR/- _E_L. __3_bO___j'J_,,_L',
Post Office Store.
Book, StationerY, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
CANDIES, FRUITS, NUTF
LILLOOET, B. C.
__rWl_L
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
McGILLIVRAY & BRIGGS, Proprietors
First-class accommodation for travelers. Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquarters for stage.    Stable in connection.
Canadian
Pacific
Railway.
THE BEST AND CHEAPEST
Route to all Eastern _»oint_.
Fewest Changes,
Quickest Time
W. B. MACKINNON, M. E.
J. BENSON, M. A.
Mining Engineers
and ASSAYERS
Mackinnon Building, VANCOUVER,
LILLOOET and BRIDGE RIVER on Bend 'Or.
Samples Assayed and Mining properties reported on.
SUBSCRIBE
—FOR—
THE   PROSPECTOR.
f2.00 A YEAR.
JOB WORK.
JOB WORK.
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
CHINA, JAPAN,
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS,
AND AUSTRALIA.
For full information as to rates, time, etc.,
apply to the nearest ticket agent, or to
E. J. COYLE,
DistrictPassenger Agent , Va l ni\e. B. C.
M. DUMOND,
-DEALER   IN-
HARDWARE,
STOVES, Etc.
TINSMITHING,
Has opened a branch store in Peter's
building, Lillooet and is prepared to do all
kinds of work in the Tinsmith business.
A good stock of stoves etc. will kept on
hand. Call at the store before ordering
elsewhere.
ASHCROFT and LILLOOET, B. C.
SEATON LAKE
SAWMILL.
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.
"THE WELCOME"
Restaurant and
Chop House.
ALLISON WOODS,      -     -     Proprietor.
ASHCROFT, B. C.
Meals at all hours, day and night Fresh
oysters in any style always on hand.
Private  boxes  for ladies and
din      parties. THE PROSPECTOR, LTLLOOET. B; C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1898.
LOCAL ITEMS.
Monday Oct 31st is Halloween night.
The Palace restaurant   has heen   reopened again with Ho Sang.in charge.
Fred Nicholson one of Bridge Rivers
prospectors has been spending the past
week in town.
Geo. Wharton who has been working
and prospecting on McGillivray Creek
for some time left for the coast Tuesday
morning.	
Colonel G. T. Rives, superintendent of
the Golden Cache mine, will leave for
Vancouver next week to attend the meeting of the company.
The pipe for the water system is being
laid and will be completed by the end of
this week to the top of the hill. Mr.
Kaye is superintending the work.
Mr. R. Carson and family, Miss Mars-
trand and Mrs. J. Eholt of Pavilion
mountain were in town last Saturday
attending the funeral of the late Mrs. J.
M. Yorston.
Owing to the excess of funds in The
Pkospector treasury (85 cents) we have
deemed it necessary to put a new floor
and walls in our capacious office, to keep
out the cruel blasts of the winter winde.
Samuel Gibb?, notary, is fixing up
the house of E. R. Peters' between the
butcher shop and F. Tinkham's residence. He will put a new roof on and
repair it generally and will use it for
office purposes.
D. J. R. Cameron came down from
McGillivray Creek Wednesday and spent
a few days in town. He reports everything prognsing well on McGillivray
Creek he and partners are still sluicing
at the mouth of the creek with very
good success.
J. B. Cherry, barrister, returned to
town Tuesday afternoon after several
weeks visit to New Westminster. Mr.
Cherry will return to Westminster in
about a week's time and will return
with his wife and family. They will
take up their residence in the house
lately occupied by Mr. Yorston.
Wm. Tietjen the manufacturer of the
well known British Lion and Mainland
cigars, and who lost everything in the
Westminster fire is now doing business
in Vancouver at 123 Water Street. Mr.
Tietjen's many customers will be glad
to know that they will be able to still
have nis cigars for the public.
Charles Mowson who with his brother
run the ferry at the first crossing of the
Bridge River this spring returned last
week from a trip into the Atlin Lake
district. The new gold find he reports
to be all right but for this winter the
cost of taking in provisions would be
considerable expense. This trip he
only made to satisfy himself as to the
reliability of the new find and he will
leave again in the spring to prospect.
Wm Cumming8, jr.,   of   the   Pavilion
Mill was in town last Saturday.
J. C. Morrison returned to town after
several weeks on McGillivray Creek doing assessment work.
D. McLaughlin, representing the
Vancouver Hardware Company was in
town last Monday evening.
Mrs. Robertson of Pavilion mountain
who has spent the past week in town
will leave for her home tomorrow.
James H. Hart an old timer  died   at
Lvtton   last  Tuesday and   w_s   buried
next day.   He# was an old   U.   S.   pen
sioner.        _
J M. Yorston has disposed of most of
his household effects and will leave tomorrow for Pavilion mountain, where he
will spend a few weeks
County court was held at Clinton jes-
terday by Judge Cornwall. A si'ting of
the court will be held at Lillooet, on
Monday 31st day of October.
Mr. and Mrs. Letalienof the Fountain
ranch were in town last Saturday. Miss
Letalien who has been visiting Miss
Noel returning home with them.
H. Cargile arrived in town from Ashcroft last Sunday afternoon and left
Tuesday morning for Bridge River.
Men are at present doing work on the
Big Mit group in which he is interested
and it is on this business that he makes
this trip. _
Mr. J. Pretton Forde. formerly mining recorder at Cadwallader and wife is
expected back from their visit to the
coast shortly. Mr. Forde will take the
position as clerk in the government
office here, in the place of T. A. Brett
who has resigned.
Tomorrow afternoon a return crioket
match will take place on the Church of
England grounds. Rev. Hughes and
Arthur Phair will captain the teamp.
It is the intention to organize a foot
hall club shortly and have some scrub
matches. The material for such a gan e
is in abundance here as "kickers" ar
not very scarce.
F. Appleyard will shortly make arrangements for the building of a fair
sized boat for use on Seaton Lake,
to carry passengers and freight. . The
boat will be built at the lake and
the machinery will be got from tin coast.
This will be a great convenience for
the Bridge River country as regular
trips could be made and people would
make a point to meet the boat.
One of our friends who was at the
coast lately describes the einging of a
famous prima donna: "When she sang
low, it was like a piece of taffee wrapped
up in a love letter, so sweet that one of
our residents had to go out because he
had a decayed tooth, and it got to tt and
made it ache; and when she stood up on
her lip toes and grabbed the high notes
down off the shelf, it was so sharp and
clear that it sort of went through your
head and rang a bell inside."-
VANCOUVER HARDWARE
Company,  Lrtil.
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
VANCOUVER, B. ('
Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Paints and Oils,
Grates, Tiles and House Furnishing Good
Paul Santini
GENERAL MEHCRANT
LTLLOOET, B. 0.
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Goou]
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
MINERS' OUTFITS A SPECIALTY.
LILLOOET AND BRIDGE RIVER STORES.
J. DUNLOP.
a-__isr_i!K/____   __;___^o__:___Nr_?l
Miners Supplies.
XjIXjLOOiea?7 b. c.
Branch Store at Bridge River where
full stock of General Merchandise and Mini
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.CI
Established 1886.
Incorporated 18/5.
Mclennan, mcfeelt & Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies.1!
'Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies.]
Agents for The Giant Powder Co., San Francisco.
G. A. PHAIR
General Merchandise.
w
Miners' Supplies a specialty!
LILLOOET, B.C.

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