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Array THE
PROSPECTOR.
Vol. 2 No. 19.
LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1800.
$2.00 a year.
THE LORNE IS ALL RIO.HT.
Dan Hurley was doing a land office
business the first of the week pounding
up rock from the Lorne group gathered
around town, to secure enough gold to
have a ring made. Out of nine ounces
of rock, with no gold Visible, by pounding and panning he eucceded in getting
$2 in gold. This goes to show what tbe
Lorne is, the rock panned was not picked
rock at all. Last week at the claim out
of pne and a half pounds of rock $4.17
cents was secured by pounding and paneling. Another new ledge near the arrastra has been uncovered about thirty
inches in width which has excellent
quartz. At present the owners are undecided what they will do in the way of
working the property in the spring. If
-satisfactory arrangements can not be
made in putting a small stamp mill on.
it is the intention to construct two more
arrastras and work the property for all
its worth. The Lorne is a bonanza and
the owners may well feel jubilant in
owning such a group of claims. The
arrastra has been running for the past
few weeks but nothing authentic has
come down as to how much has been
secured, but the weekly cleanup will no
-doubt average from $60 to $100 per day.
If the weather continues like the present
for a few weeks longer the owners will
have a nice little sum tor the winter as
a result of the seasons work. Next year
.the Lorne will be able to show what a
rich property it is by the means of arrastra or a stamp mill.
rtcGillivray Creek.
Thos. A. Brett returned from McGillivray creek Tuesday and reports work as
going satisfactory in connection with
the mines. The wagon road has been
completed to the mill site, and the men
are now employed building the ditch
for to bring in water and from which
the power for running the ten stamp
mill will be obtained. The excavation
for the mill site will be started shortly.
Mr. R. T. Ward who is putting the mill
on the property is expected to arrive
shortly to make further arrangements
with the work. The stamp mill has been
ordered and will be along in the course
of a few weeks. The distance from the
lake to the mines by the r.ad is about
four miles. Cabins will be built at the
mouth of the creek to store goods, etc.,
until things get in better shape. In the
early spring the mill will be ablejto
start and turn out the bullion.
The Dredger.
James Amess who has been connected
more or less with  the Dominion  Gold
Dredging &  Placer Mining company's
dredge, across the river from town, left
last Saturday morning for the coast. All
-the wages |due the men has been paid
into court by the company.     It is not
known j et what  the company intends
.doing with the dredge or their lease, but
it is too bad that such valuable property
should be tied  up, when  with  proper
management  and  the necessary appliance's, dividends could no doubt be declared.    The  company has  now been
.operating the  past few years and have
failed to anything satisfactory, although
this spring did get a few dollars as a re
suit of their work.    It ia hoped
something will be done in the spring as
it will not only benefit the company, but
Lillooet. If nothing can be done, let the
lease go and give other people a chance
to do something.
Over the Bank.
What might have been a serious accident to Al. Focault occurred Wednesday
up Cayoosh creek, as it was the mules
were somewhat bruised by going over a
steep embankment. Focault is engaged
by the Toronto & Lillooet Gold Reefs
with his team of six mules hauling lumber from the lake to the trail at the
Ample claims. At this point there is
not mrtch room to turn and from the
road is a steep bank to Cayoosh creek, a
distance of ahout 1,000 feet, and while in
the act of turning the team and wagon,
after unloading, the <*hole outfit went
over the bank, Focault succeeded in
clearing himself, and the pole and whip-
pletrees breaking freed the animals who
stopped against some trees, the waeon
continued on out of sight and stopped
near the creek, being badly damaged.
The mules were pretty well cut up and
the skin peeled off, but will be able to go
to work again.
Captured a Wild Qoat.
A wild mountain goat tied in a wagon
created quite a lot of amusement for the
crowd that gathered around Wednesday
afternoon. "Tyee Jimmy" was the
owner of the animal having captured
him Tuesday on the flat across the river
from town. Riding along the river he
noticed tbe goat and gave chase, which
lasted tor two miles when the goat gave
up and kneeling down on the ground
kept quite while Jimmey got off his
horse and walked up to him and
tied the rope around his neck. The
goat did not show fight at all and was
handled quite easily. He is a fine and
very fair sized goat and is in good condition. The goat is now on exhibition
at Noel's, stable Charley Noel having
purchased him and will endeavor to
train him or sell him. The main
objections to the goat is his striking resemblance to Krugar (Oom Paul).
Notes From Pemberton.
The weather during the past week has
been mild and pleasant.
Mr. J. Bond is laying in his winter's
supply of wood while the wheeling its
good.
There are not many coyotes in the vicinity of Pemberton, but the few that are
here break the stillness of the night with
an occasional chorus of harmonious (?)
sounds.
The water in the Lillooet river is very
low at this point.
The Misses Bond and Miss McOurdie
are contemplating a trip to Glencoe Falls
during tbe coming week.
D. J. Morrison a successful farmer in
this district, has erected a new and commodious dwelling on his ranch.
November 10th, 1899.
LOCAL  ITEMS.
John Hill pnd James Rowbottem went
up to some'clai us on Anderson lake the
first of tbe wtek to do some work.
Fred Nicholson arrived in town the
firBt of the wtek from Bridge river after
an absence of a couple of months.
Dr. Sanson arrived in town Monday
afternoon from Clinton and will make
Lillooet his headquarters in tbe future.
Rev. W. W. Hardie will hold service
in the Methodist church Sunday morning and tbe Rev. J. E. Gardner in the
evening.
The Seaton Lake Sawmill is turning
out lumber wholesale lately. At present
they are filling an order for the Toronto
& Lillooet Gold Reefs.
Several men who have been employed
up Cayoosh creek came to town this
week and a few of them left for Cadv.'al-
lader to work at the Bend'Or mines.
A. McDonald, road superintendent,
was down the JJytton road this week
and put a few men at work, in his district putting the toad in better condition.
Wm. Manson returned from Bridge
river Thursday evening where he had
been as guide to tbe two American hunters who were after big game in that section.	
Arthur Martley's freight outfit, driven
by an Indian, went off the road and into
the creek, a little above Hat creek
the first of the week. The load of freight
waB damaged somewhat.
Wm. Gamble and Ed. Cairns who have
been working for the Bend'Or Company
in their mines, came down from Bridge
River Wednesday evening and will remain in town several weeks.
Several team loads of freight have arrived this week from Asncroft containing machinery and other appliances for
Toronto A Lillooet Gold Reefs. The
freight is being taken up Cayoosh creek
o the com panys properties.
James McKivor and Wm. Durban hae
quite a large boom of logs together
near tbe head of Seaton lake, which will
be towed down to the Seaton Lake Sawmill tomorrow. They have a contract to
furnish logs for the mill and will be
kept busy for some time yet.
vVm. Cameron came up from Lytton
yesterday with a load of freight.
The allegation is publicly made in New
York  that  Jeffries, at the end of the
eighteenth  round  of bis  battle with
Sharkey, waa brightened by drug stimu-
that I lanta administered hypodermically.
F. H. Kinder will shortly start to
build two wharves, one at each end of
Seaton lake for use of the steamer Min-
nnhaha. The wharves will be about
80 feet in length and it is also his intention to build a warehouse to store freight.
Captain Kinder is getting plans, etc. for
a steamboat eighty-six feet in length nnd
wtiich he intends to build early in the
spring. The steamer wilt be up to date
and the captain will accommodate the
rush of miners, prospectors and others
going into the Bridge River and Anderson lake sections.
John F. Gibson and D. Hamilton are
doing assessment work on Cadwallader
on claims owned by the Ida May Co.
The town is well supplied with barbers
at present two shops now being open.
A. Mcdonald doing business in the
Excelsior House and J. Collingsworth iu
the shop next the Pioneer Hotel.
A Chinaman was jugged this week
and was kept in the goal a short time as
it was thought he was too crazy to be at
large, on examination it waa decided to
let him go as he was not as bad as was
supposed, the lunacy being only
temporary.
Alex McDonald the barber, returned to
town last Friday evening after an
absence of Beveral months. He intends
to stay with Lillooet now and has started
up business in the Excelsior House
where he will be pleased to meet his old
customers and any new ones.
Frederic Irland from Washington,
D. C, arrived in town Monday evening from Ashcroft and left Tuesday afternoon for the North Fork of
Bridge river on a couple weeks hunt for
big game. He was accompanied by
Johnny Dick an Indian who is acting as
guide.	
Social Evening!.
Editor Prospector: As the seasons of
long evenings is once more upon us it
has no doubt become a question with
many people in this town as to how we
are we going to pass our hours of leisure.
Must we (especially those who are not
so fortunate as to have comfortable
homes) sit around the hotel stoves, with
no other amusement than perhaps a
a game of cards to break the monotony of
the long winter season.
Why not devise some means of social
entertainment in the shape of a literally
and glee club, open to all respectable
citizens of the town, and to meet in the
hall once a week. Everyone is well
well aware of the advantages to be derived from such intercourse. There is
no doubt but that tbe matter could be
brought to a successful issue were it
taken up by some of our young men, as
the material for such is in abundance in
Lillooet. I am sure were it once taken
hold of it would receive encouragement
and assistance from all quarters.
Some one start the ball rolling. I am
sincerely yours Pat. McGrah.
The supreme court of Canada has given judgment dismissing, with costs, the
appeal of Wood in his case against the
C. P. R. company. The supreme court
confirmed the judgment of the British
Columbia full court which in turn upheld the decision of Mr. Justice Irving
who tried the case.
Manager White of the C. P. R. in a recent interview at Winnipeg, aaid that
the transcontinental service inaugurated
last aummer will be continued next year
and owing to the improvements made to
the roadbed 'the trip from Montreal to
Vancouver would be made in even
shorter time.
ITHE  WAR BULLETIN.
The bulletins of the Transvaal war, received tbe first of this week stated that
4,700 more troops had arrived at the
Cape and 2,000 was sent on to Durban.
The Canadian contingent had arrived
at the Cape Verde Island and should
reach the Cape in a few days time now.
Last Sunday Kimberley was invested
from three different points by tbe Boers
without success. The Boers it is believed lost very heavy. The British receiving very little damage.
On Thursday 9th, native runners report at Durban that the Boers suffered
severe defeat at Ladysmith. Their guns
were silenced after four hours of fighting
The Boers again losing very heavily.
A despatch from Pietermaritzburg under date of the 10th says it is officially
stated that the long range bombardment
of Ladysmith with the heavy guns continues daily with no serious damage.
A Kimberley despatch states that the
Boers have been throwing heavy shells
at the reservoirs and water tanks but
doing no damage.
Armoured trains have been running
to Colenso from Estcourt but have not
encountered any Boers. The Yorkshire
regiment has arrived at Estcourt.
The bombardment of Ladysmith was
resumed ^on Monday and some very
heavy firing was done.
A London despatch on tbe 16th, Bays
it is rumored that General Joubert, commander in chief of the Boer forces had
been killed in action.
A later despatch from Durban states
that^the "The Times" of Natal publishes a telegram from Lorenzo Marques
stating that General Joubert waB killed
in action on Thursday, November 9th.
Dispatches received today dated from
Estcourt says that an an armoured train
with half company of Durban volunteers
and [half company of Dublin fusileers
were shelled by the Boers near Colenso
and portion of the train wrecked. Some
hot fighting followed, the train returned
but large number lleft behind.
Red Cross train returned from scene
of fight and report Boers declined to
give any information other than three
British killed and nine wounded. It ia
reported that a force of 5000 troops are
on the road to Estcourt.
A missionary coming to Estcourt reports that another big fight took place at
ladysmith in which the Boers were repulsed.      	
Government's Thanks.
The following is a copy of Hon.
Chamberlain's dispatch declining a
second contingent for South Africa. It
is dated 7th November, 1899:
"Your minister's generous offer to
send without delay, a second contingent
for service to South Africa has received
the attention (and consideration of the
secretary of state for war and bis military advisors, but they regret that, under existing circumstances, tbey are unable to accept it.
"The offer will, however, certainly be
borne in mind and Her Majesty's government will have no hesitation in availing themselves of it should future events
make it desirable to do so.
"Her Majestys' government attach
great importance to thia freah proof of
Canadian sympathy and good-will, and
desires to express their grateful appreciation of it. ■ ■?.'y;:"?nviv
THE PROSPECTOR, LTLLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER, 17 1899.
THE PROSPECTOR.
Published every Friday.
SUBSCRIPTION $2.00
Payable in advance.
RIC.'A.' FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
A TENDERFOOT IN BRIDQE RIVER.
PART TWO.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10. 1899.
The Phoenix Ner/s published in the
Boundary district refers in a recent issue
to the chief commissioner of lands and
works  making  a  hurried vieit to that
section and his happy knack of keeping
out of sight.   The people of Lillooet can
well rejoice on not being the onlv town
that was given the " marble " by this
official. His actions while in this section
were repeated in the Boundary district.
The ministers of the present government
may as well get in all the sight seeing
and traveling this fall, as the chances are
great that if they take these every day
tripe, after the first of  the  year, they
will be compelled to pay their own traveling expenses.
Some time ago representations were
made to the proper authorities relative
to clearing out Portage creek, about one
and a half miles, between Seaton ant'
Anderson lakes, so as to permit steamboats to pass through. With the expenditure of a few thousand dollars this
water way could be put in condition and
would be a great saving to the mining
camps being opened on Anderson lakes
and also the residents of Pemberton
meadows. This matter should be attended to.
Both the liberal and conservative parties are touring the eastern provinces,
and are at present on their way west
and will be in British Columbia shortly.
From the appearances of things and the
reports it is likely that the dominion
elections may come on early in the
coming year. If that is the case a lively
time is in store for this province as there
is every possibility of the provincial
elections coming on rather early.
The wagon road to Cadwallader from
Seaton lake is a necessity and the people of this section should do all their
power to further the building of this
wagon road by advocating it in the
proper channels.
More interest is being taken in this
district on the outside. The developments and the wonderfully rich free milling ledges exposed is beginning to make
people open their eyes. Keep your eye
on Lillooet.
A Jeffrles-Corbett Fight.
•
Within seven months, James G. Jeffries, heavyweight champion pugilist,
will defend his title. The New York
Herald says his opponent will he James
J. Corbett, and that the matter was
practically arranged at a meeting between Corbett, Jeffries and W. A. Brady
last night. Corbett who was desirous of
fighting Jeffries ever since the boiler-
maker defeated Fitzsimmons, and a on
the title of champion pugilist, person
ally asked the conqueror of " Fitz " and
Sharkey, for a match, on the advice of
Brady, and Jeffries accepted.
Notice to Travelers.
R. & W. Cumming of Pavilion, desires
to thank the public for past patronage,
but hereafter will discontinue keeping
travelers at their place either over night
or for for meals.
Payilion Mills, November 1st, 1899.
Mrs. Hazen and Admiral Dewey were
married last Thursday at Washington.
Let's see, where was I? Oh yes, I remember, well sir as you  can easily imagine that after swimming about all day
in water, consisting of decomposed por-
phry chiefly, I was a pretty pickle when
I got out.     I   was a beautiful reddish
pink all over, a blooming rose was nothing to me.   However, I soon rubbed myself dry and I was getting into my clothes
when I observed my partner (he'd been
to Cariboo in the Eixties) intently examining the towel which I had wiped myself.     I says to him''Did I make the
towel very dirty sir?"   He answered me
*' Ge willikins 1 Here's a prospect," and
sure enough right on   that towel there
was lumps of gold, sir!   I saw him fold
it up very carefully and  place it in his
pocket.     My damp towel!     So I says
" Pardy " I says, " Old man there's no
call for yon to pack my wet dunnage, I'll
carry the towel."   " Not by a darn site"
he says, " I'm agoing to pan it!"  "Pan
it," I says " I don't want you to wash it,
I can do it myself.   " Washing be damned," he says.    Well I made no further
remarks   knowing  the   man,   but next
morning long before I was up, the old
man was busy about something outside.
I crawled to the front door of the tent
and there he was a washing away at the
towel like Sam Hill—I was almost a going  to say Tack Hill.   I never said a
word but was just getting into my clothes
when he shouts out " We've struck it,"
and he rushes to the tent door and there
sure enough, right there in the pan was
one dollar and fifteen cents worth of gold
all took off my towel.     More  astonishments is yet to follow.     All that day I
worked with pick and shovel and you'd
never believe it, but as I grew warm to
the work, I felt all creepy and crawly as
never you knowed how.     Well sir, that
night when getting into my blankets, I
remarked to my pard as I felt " itchy "
all over, and I couldn't account for it except as it was sleeping next to him. Just
as I said this I was pulling off my shirt
and heard and saw something fill on to
my blankets, it was bright and shiney
like, I gets the candle and what do you
think it was.     " A nugget " as sure as
I sit here!     My pard said nothing but
you could have heard him laugh on the
Lome group, all night long I could hear
him laughing in  his sleep.     Well   tie
next morning after breakfast (whilst I
was washing up tbe dishes) he makes
tracks off to where our other pard was a
living.     Shortly afterwards   I  see him
and our other pard come up, and they
looks at the prospect from the towel and
the  nugget  as come  out of my shirt.
Then one partner, the long one not the
short one. comes up to me and taking
out   his magnifying gl&BS, begins going
all over my face and hands. " Hold on"
I says, '• Don't be too particular pardy, I
ain't  washed yet, "No" he says you
ain't, and you ain't a going to either, by
itolly! for  your  covered   all over -villi
gold, and we're agoing to pan yer Sammy !     Well   sir, they light a big fire at
the front door, and they makes the tent
as   hot  as   the  tropics   and then they
wraps   me up  in blankets and puts a
kettle of boiling water underneath the
chair to steam  me; all the time one of
them was a taking samples of the perspiration as rolled of me.     At last sir,
when   I was quite done, they went to
work with two old spoons and the top of ,|
a baking powder tin, and scraped me all
over, and if you dont believe me you can
ask. them yourself, blessed if they didn't
get off me seven dollars and thirty cents
in gold as weighed in the Lome scales,
free from all dirt and amalgam.     The
news of this extroardinary strike went
all through the camp like wild fire, and
caused immense excitement, and there
waB one chap, a fellow fond of calculating and blest if he didn't make an assay
of me.   If an ounce of old Sammy equals
seven dollars and fifty cents, what will
186 pounds of him go, and so on.
I need hardly say that  after all this
scraping and polishing I felt splendid.
As well and as light as a feather, just as
though as  I  had had a Turkish bath,
and one day when I walks into fie Lorne
cabin tbev was all so struck with my appearance they all shouts out, " Sammy,
how well and bright your'e looking!"
" Bet yer life I am," I says " Boys, I've
gone through the Gold Cure ! ! " and so
I had, and if any one doubts me me they
can go and see for themselves. They can
go up to Bridge river and take a dip in
my old bole, free of all charge and see
what comes of it.
My two pards wouldn't Jet me wash
myself the rest of time I was up there,
but every time when convenient to tbeir-
selves they'd set to and pan me out
again always with good results. A quartz
mill or a 'raster was a fool to me and a
dredget warn't in it.
Well sir, while I was up there I growed
a beard and when I got down to Lillooet
my hair was as long as little Jimmie's
the hunter, used to be. One day I gets
little "Billy the Butch " to do the ton-
sorial work on me in my cabin. I says
to Billy when he'd finished the job. How
much? " I want the hair," he says. I
says " Billy I knows as you love me, but
a lock of it will do you surely, you don't
want it all." He says " Sammy I do,"
and bleBt if out of the hair off my head
if he didn't get enough gold to make a
scarf pin. Well, when I told my pard
the short one, not the long one, he was
as savage as possible and I made it worse
when I jokingly said, "Yah! yer calls
yourself a miner and you forgets to pan
out the croppings."   (To be continued.)
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Russia and Japan May go to War.
The probability ot war between Russia and Japan is assuming shape. Japan
has a larger fleet in the east than Russia and in pursuance of a design to acquire Korea aud thwart Russia's Chinese schemes before the completion of
the trans-Siberian railroad may make
war in a few weeks.
The London Daily Mail commenting
on the report says that Japan knows her
time for striking iB now or in the forth
coming spring. That is to say she must
assail Russia before the completion of
the trans-Siberian railway while the
hands of France are tied by the Paris
Exposition. If Japan takes the opportunity the war will likely have but one
result. Russia was never more heavily
handicapped, while Japan has never
been better prepared. Both nations are
suffering from stringency of money, but
the plight of Russia is infinitely worse
than Japan in this respect. The Russians are badly provided with ships in
the far east, and have famine to contend
^ith. We have before pointed out the
jf rict neutrality of the Russians, and at
. ,e present moment it is by no means
due to friendship for England. With
the German emperor's visit to England
to occupy Russia in the west, and wilh
the activity of Japan in the east, Russia is hardly ready to adopt the suggestions of Dr. Leyds at the present moment. It is for this reason that the threatened intervention for which the French
worked so vigorously a week or two ago
is fading out of view.
The Public Man.
The journal has not the freedom of an
individual, who can judge men on minor
issues. The true newspaper is bound to
look at men apart from their personal
qualities, and must ask itself the question—What has a man stood for in politics ; what has been the tendencies and
influence of his public life; if a man's
public life has tended to better the conditions of political warfare; if the influence of hi s career has been in favor of
the public good and opposed to private
greed, then the man has stood for the
people and is worthy of praise.—Toronto
Telegram. 	
Want to Fight Jeffries.
James J. Jeffries is now being challenged by Fiizaimmon,JMaher, Corbett,
McCoy and Sharkey, lately defeated.
Jeffries does not think he needs to be
fighting a 1 the time in order to retain
the titie of champion. Consequently be
will probably not accept any challenge
for a year. He belit vea he is entitled to
that long rest. On the form shown in
the ring the sporting authorities think
Sharkey should he first considered when
the champion fights again.
Among a number of amusing schoolboys' essays contributed to the October
numberof "Oa&Bell's Saturday Journal,"
on the burning question, ia the following by a youthful essavist, aged ten :
" Kruger and Kannerbulism is one. He
ds a man of blud. Mr. Chamberling has
wrote to him say in' come out aod fite,
or else give up the blud of the English
you have took, he is a board-dutch man
and a wickid heethin. lord Kitchener
baa been sent for his goary blud and to
bring back his scanderlus head, ded or
alive."
i?*, A despatch to New York from London
says the principal effect of the Transvaal
war on the internal politics of England
thus far haa been to alienate moat of the
liberals from any further participation
in'the Irish Home Rule movent. The
Irish members of parliament who have
eo strenuously objected to war and who
have stopped at no charges against Great
Britain have disgusted liberals aa much
■aa conservatives.
CARGILE HOUSE, ashcroft.
Is now under new management and has|been thoroughly renovated. Culinar
department unsurpassed. The Bar iB stocked with choice liquors and cigars and
will be in charge of experienced men.   Every convenience for commercial men.
FRED H. NELSON, - - - Proprietor.
THOS.  McCOSH,
ZiVCIEIE^ClEC^IsrT   TAILOB.
ASHCBOFT, 23. C.
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.
 TH"E -
A Paris telegram says Major Count Es-
terhazy, the reputed author of the bor-
deau which brought about the conviction ol Captain Dreyfus on the charge of
treason, has been sentenced, by default,
on his cousin Christian's charge of
swindling, to three years' imprisonment
and to pay a fine of 50 francs. He was
also ordered to refund the 35,000 francs
claimed by Christian.
Tbe Baker City (Oregon), Democrat,
defines a mining engineer as " a chap
who makes funny figures on blazed
stumps and charges a fancy price." The
same paper thus classifies the prospector: "A man who has a hole in the
ground and is the biggest liar in town."
Although evidently humorously writ
these definitions are heavily mineralized
with truth.
Notice is being given by the C. P. R.
that application will be made at the
forthcoming session of the legislature
for power to construct a line between
Vancouver and the Royal City. This
line was surveyed during the early part
of this year by the chief engineer.
The trial of J. W. Anderson, accused
of Btealing $62,000 from Molsnns' bank
in Winnipeg in October 1898, was concluded last Wednesday. The verdict was
not guilty. The jury were out for one
hour and a half and the verdict was received with cheers.
A.. UFinoE/ID,
OPTICIAN.
VANCOUVER,   -   -  -   -   B. C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods.   Our repair department is unex
celled for fine work.    Leave your orders with
he postmaster who will have it attended to as
ell as if you came personally.
ILTOTICIE.
Take notice that 60 days from this date it is
my intention to apply to the chief commis
sioner of lands and works for permission to
purchase a small island situated on Bridge river
opposite John Collum's pre-emption, containing 20 acres of land more or less, at the south
east corner of which I have placed a post mark
ed £ O. Delong's initial post and a copy of this
otice attached. E. O. DELONG.
Sucker Creek, 7th October, 1899.
SEATON LAKE
I
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.
BAILEY
HOTEL.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B. C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room   free.
H. S1EFFENS
)__^
LYTTON, B. C.
-DEALER   IN
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
LYTTOIT.
Anthony & Kobson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863.
POST OFFICE   STOEE.
General Merchandise and
Miners Supplies.
HALF-WAY HOUSE.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.  Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquarterafor stage.     Stable in connection.
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. TIKTJKN,
Manufacturer.
1128 Water Street, VANCOUVER, B[ C.
IE HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO.
Engineers
and Contractors
MODERN MINING AND MILLING MACHINERY.
Sole agents:
M. Beatty 8c sons Dredging Machinery.
Contractors for the design and construction of complete stamp mills, concentration,
clornation, cyanide and smelter equipments
Peterboro Ont., and Vancouver, B. C.
J. M. Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Handled*
Properties Bonded
Vancouver B. G
CARIBOO & LILLOOET
STAGE TRAVEL
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.
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY
Head Office:   ASHOROFT, B. O.
N. de Keyser
ASHCROFT
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.
Leland House
Corner of Hastingsland Granville Streets.       VANCOUVER  B. €
■vrivz. HJLMiXiTOisr, pbop. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER, 17 1899.
LOCAL  ITEMS.
J. L. C. Knowles, J. P., of Pemberton
Portage was in town several days this
week.	
L. G. Burns provincial constable, left
last Saturday morning for a trip to Victoria on business.
Robert D. Cumming and wife came to
town the first of the week on a visit to
Mr. Cummings' parents.
Arthur F Noel left Tuesday morning
via Lytton for Vancouver on business in
connection with the Bend'Or company.
A party of local hunters were out in
the country the first of the week and
were successful in bagging some fine
birds.        	
The Excelsior House dining room was
opened the first of the week by Mrs.
Riley who will serve meals in first class
■hape.       	
E. 0. Delong having disposed of his
blacksmith business in town, left town
Tuesday afternoon for Sucker creek
where he is interested.
Wm. J. McAllister instead of going to
his home in the old country as intended,
will probably cpend the winter at the
coaBt and ia at present at Steveiton.
F. B. Rebagliati the blacksmith at
Lytton, has an ad. in this issue of The
Prospector. Mr. Rebagliati is a good
workman and does work at reasonable
prices.      	
Joseph Watkineon who has resided a*
Fosters bar for a number of years, and
owns a fine ranch, returned last week
from a visit to the coast, where he had
been for his health.
W. Ferguson came down from Bridge
river the first of the week and with Mrs.
Ferguson, who arrived from the coast
last week, are now 'occupying Mrs. Mcintosh's bouse in the west end.
James B. TJren, the blacksmith at
Clinton, arrived in town the first of the
week and purchased Delong's shop here
and started in work at once. He will
return to Clinton in a few days where he
will settle up his business, and will then
move his family to Lillooet. In the
meantime Mr. John Mitchell will have
charge of the shop.
Card of Thanks.
Having disposed of my blacksmith
business to Mr. J. B. Uren, I desire to
thank my many customers for their liberal patronage and hope the same patronage will be extended to Mr. Uren.
E. 0. DELONG.
Lillooet, B. C, Nov. 14th, 1899.
War la the Far Bast.
large number of heavy guns have already been shipped across the continent
to be mounted at that fortress. The reason for the hurried strengthening of Esquimau lies in the apprehension of the
Imperial government that Russia may
seize the opportunity of the Boer war to
attack England in the east. Recent concerted action of the Russian and French
fleets in the Mediterranean, which drew
out a protest from Great Britain, taken
in conjunction with significant utterances by tbe Russian and . French press,
may have led the British war office to
determine on the precautionary measures of which the strengthening ot Esquimau and Halifax forms a part. The
actual strength of the force of marines
now on their way to Esquimau is not
known. A number of marines will be
left at Halifax but the bulk will go to
E quimalt.	
The Inland Sentinel says: Constable
Bain arrived in town from Quesnelle
Forks having in charge a prisoner named Herbert McBride,.who had been con;
victed of larceny and sentenced to six
months' imprisonment by Judge Cornwall. The prisoner, who was an employee of the Consolidated Cariboo Hydraulic Co., obtained access to the company's safe and stole therefrom a number of gold nuggets, several $20 gold
pieces, and checks to the amount of Beveral thousand dollars. The checks were
not negotiable as they were not endorsed
McBride is a well educated man, of good
family. Hie sentence appears to be entirely out of proportion to his crime.
F. B. REBAGLIATI,
Horse Shoeing.
General Blacksmith
Work done at reasonable prices.
Xj"Z"TT03ST, B.C.
EXCELSIOR
HOUSED
Dining Koom.
First class meals served with all the
delicacies of the season. Meal tickets
furnished on application.
MRS. A. T.RILEY,
Proprietress,
A.. UFFOE/D,
OPTICIAN.
VANCOUVER,   -   -   -   -   B. C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods.   Our repair department is unex
celled for fine work.    Leave your orders with
he postmaster who will have it attended to as
ell as if vou cam* nerson ally.
Berlin, Nov. 10. —The St. Petersburg correspondent of the "Lokal Anzei-
ger" repeats the report that the Russians are marching toward the Aighan
frontier.
New York. Nov. 10.—A special to the
"Times" from Montreal, says that England does not intend to be',taken unawares
in any move that may be made in the
Pacific, as a result of a possible combination of two or more hostile powers
against her interests in that quarter of
tbe globe. It is learned that a strong detachment of marines, whose sailing from
England was not announced, will arrive
in Halifax, tomorrow or thfl day after,
en route to Esquimau, the strongest
British stronghold and naval base in the
Pacific ocean. The fortifications at Esquimau are also undergoing con iderable
strengthing  and   enlargement,   and  a
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.
CLEMENTS BROS
Druggists and Stationers.
LYTTON, B. C.
Miners orders and Mail orders filled promptly.
J B CHERRY,
A. B. TRIM. COLL., DUBLIN.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, NOTARY PUBLIC
Lillooet, B. C
SAriUEL GIBBS,
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining  Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
LILLOOET and BRIDGE RIVER. B. C.
LICENSED CONVEYANCER.
R.J31. BRETT.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
CANDIES, FRUITS, NUT?
ULLOO ET. B.C
M. DUMOND
—DEALER   IN—
STOVES,
HARDWARE,
TINWARE.
MINERS' STJPPLILS a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
UOTICB.
Elephant Mineral Claim. Situate in the Lil
looet Mining Division of Lillooet district.
Where located:    South Fork of Bridge River.
Take notice that we, John Marshall free miner's eertifieate No. 95860, and Robert B. Skinner
free miner's certificate No. 17874, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of
the above claim.
And furtiier take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this twenty-third day of October, 1899.
JOHN MARSHALL,
ROBERT B, SKINNER.
Canadian
Pacific
Railway.
Soo Pacific Line
For information regarding
tickets to and from all points
in
Canada, United
States and Europe.
and tickets to
China, Japan, Honolulu, and Australia,
apply for information to
H. E. Leslie,
Agent Ashcroft.
or to E. J. Coyle,
Asst. Gen. Pass. Ag3nt,
Vancouver, B. C.
Established 1886.
Incorporated. 1895.
Mclennan, mceeeley & Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Ketail Hardware.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Mining Supplies.    Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies.
Agents for The Giant Powder Co., San Francisco.
Paul Santini.
GENERAL MERCHANT
LTLLOOET, B. 0.
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
MINERS' OUTFITS A SPECIALTY.-=3^^^ (3
LILLOOET AND BRIDGE RIVER STORES.
J. DUNLOP.
Miners Supplies.
LUiLOOET, "B. O.
Branch Store at Bridge Kiver where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Min
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C
~ C. A. PHAIR
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty.
TERMS CASH.I
LILLOOET, B C
-BjSlITk: of-
BRITISH NORTH AMERICA.
THE ASHCROFT BRANCH is the most convenient Bank for Lillooet and all
places in tbe Cariboo district. Money received on deposit. Drafts issued and collections mad*
in any part of Canada, Great Britain and the United States.
Gold Huat and Amaliam Purchased >
R.F.Anderson &Co Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co;N
NEVr WESTMINSTER, B. C.
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Russel Wire Fencing.
, OF B.C., LTD.
\
Our Specialties!
INTERIOR
LA M0RENA
JCjA.1&T-OOX>S, B C.

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