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The Prospector Jun 2, 1899

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Vol. i No. 47
$2.00 a year.
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,' Alderman R. B. Skinner of Vancouvtr
who visited the Brett group of claims on
McGillivray creek this week returned
Thursday afternoon and completed arrangements with the owners for a eel-
ling option on the property. The option
is for the sum of $75,000 the owners to
hold a small interest in the claims, the
option to run for one year. Parties will
be up in about ten days to thoroughly
inspect the property and decide what
they will do. A payment of $5,000 will
be made before the parties commence
work. It is the intention if satisfactory,
to start work at once and further develop the claims, at present about 400
feet of tunneling has been dons which
opens it up considerable. The property
is looking fine at present and iu all the
tunnels and open cuts good prospects
can be found and free gold obtained.
The owners of this group are John Marshall, James, William and Albert Brett.
The property is no doubt a first class
proposition and the parties taking it up
feel satisfied that they can make a big
mine out of it.
On this creek are a number of other
claims with good showings and with the
1   development so far show up extremely
J I well.     This creek will yet produce some
H of the best mines in the district and on
.   account  of   its  easy access will make
I' them better properties to work and get
the necessary machinery on the ground.
Messrs. Puidy and Stewart of Vancou-
I   ver, who have been   doing  assessment
! work on their claims adjoining the Brett
group, returned to town Friday evening
I   and went on to Vancouver the next day.
They secured eom i fine rock which they
li took below with them and are very en-
) jthusiastie over the results of their trip.
The Ulad.tone or Dandy.
ii     Major Burnet, the surveyor, left yes-
J'j terday for Oayoosh creek where he went
' to post notices on the Dandy mineral
claim for a certificate of improvements
-    for the Lillooet, Fraser Kiver and Cari-
'   boo Gold Fields company who intend ap"-
\   plying for a crown grant for the claim.
The Dandy claim   was  staked about
1; one year ago by A. Richey and was cal-
\lled the Gladstone.     Mr. Richev at pres-
I ))bnt doing his assessment on the claim.
1 j Several years ago the company now ap-
I) plying for the crown grant did consider-
' tfffio work   on   the Dandy, hut  of   late
"f'yearB nothing whatever has been done.
'    The right  ownership   will   probably
be sett led by the courts as Mr. Richey
)will put in an adverse claim to the issuing of a crown grant.
examine the property and commence
work. It is the intention to continue on
the present tunnel until the ledge is
tapped and then drift on the ledge each
way for about 50 feet. The property will
then be in a better condition to see what
tue owners have.
The Forty Thieves is considered to be
a good property and every person who
has seen it are very much impressed.
With the opening up of this group it
will be a good thing for the Bridge river
Hydraulic at the Fountain.
H. S. Southard is working away about
10 miles from town near the Fountain,
preparing everything to start working
his hydraulic ground. The cable he intends putting across the Fraser river has
not arrive'u yet but is expected along at
any time. WorK is being done principally on the flume and preparing the
towers to carry the cable. Mr. Southard
is working about 6 men and expects
after all his pipe, cable and other material are on hand to have the work in
shape to commence work at any early
The Dredger.
J Amesa superintendent of the dredger
left last week for the coast where he
goes to make arrangements to get a new
door for the dipper on the dredger.
A couple men are kept constantly at
the dredger keeping it clear of the drift
wood which is coming duwn with the
high water. No trouble is anticipated
and the dredger will be all right when it
is time to commence work again. Wilh
the new door for the dipper good returns
should be the result of the work.
New Livery Firm.
M. P. Stewart who has made a few
trips into Lillooet and has properties in
the Bridge River, has purchased an
interest in the livery stable business at
^Bhcroft formerly run by Trim & Haddock. Wm. Orozier another well known
Ashcroft man has purchased the other
interest and the firm is known as Stewart & Crozter. Both are good capable
business men and will no doubt be able
to continue the business in first class
shape. They intend adding a few more
buggies, horses, etc. to their stock, and
will have one of the finest equipped
stables in the interior.
Arthur Stevenson road superintendent
for the district of North and West Yale
arrived in town Tuesday afternoon to
hire men and consult with the road
superintendent of this district in connection with the completion of the Lillooet-Lytton wagon road.
Mr. Stevenson has received instructions from the government to proceed at
once with Ihe work and has his men at
present at work on the Lytton end of
the slide under Foreman Rogers. The
road tools for this end were taken down
Wednesday morning and a gang of men
also put on this end.
The rock work across the slide will be
about 10 chains, the road bed to be ten
feet wide with the necessary turnouts
and the banks where possible will be in
dined. Besides the rock work nearly
four miles of road will have to be built
most of it being easy ground to work,
only one bad place at the deep canyoD,
which will be over come by following
it around, the bend of the road almost
coming to where the present trail runs.
All the men that are available will be
put on and the work will be rushed, Mr.
Stevenson expecting to have a through
t'loroughfare inside of two months. The
wages paid on this work, $2 a day,
ttiough somewhat lower than usually
paid in this district, are the universal
price in the Yale district. The men are
usually boarded by some one in the gang
at 50 cents a day.
The completion of wagon road is now
an assured fact, and it is hoped no delay
whatever will be necessay. This is the
third year that work has been going on
and the chances are that it will be completed as the short distance to be done
will not exceed the appropriation very
much. Mr. Stevenson will have charge
and will spend most of his time superintending ttie the work. He left town
Wednesday morning for the slide where
lie will give instructions to his foremen.
Men will also be put on fixing up different places along the road which are in
a oad condition since leaving of work
last summer and will also fix the sharp
curves to allow six-horse teams to travel
with ea=e. The Lytton end of the road
is in very good condition having had
considerable travel over it with wagons
and has been kept iu repair.
being a pack lnrse proceeded to distribute the pack with a series of bucks, not
getting it all clear he went through the
brush and crossed the creek dragging
some of the "ictas" with him loosing
them in the current.
The man gathered up what was left on
the bank and carried them to towu
leaving "Roney" at the lake. He went
to the owner of the horse and asked
redress as the horse had been represented
as gentle and quiet and would not
buck. The owner of the horse after
going to the lake and bringing in the
horse could not come to terms as he had
also lost saddle blankets, cinch, etc. and
had his animal slightly bruised about
the feet, and not receiving any compensation for his use. J'Jie result was a
suit and a counter account.
St. John Fire.
The Fortv Thieves.
R. B. Skinner of Vancouver one of the
j'ov/nerp of the Forty  Thieves  group of
/(claims on Cadwallader   creek, who   has
h had a bond on the the property for some
if' time has interested parties    in   i\     A
I mining engineer will be sent Bhortly to
Sucker Creak Ferry.
Word was received by one of the tenderers for the Sucker creek ferry saying
that his application had received consideration and that his was the successful tender, although no subsidy would
be allowed he could have the privilege of
running the ferry and making what he
could out of it. It is possible that the
proposition will not be accepted. We
have not heard as yet about the Jack's
landing ferry but suppose some information haB been received by this time.
First Horse On ?
An interesting case will probably
come up at tl.e next sitting of the
county court.
A man hiring a horse last Friday   to
go to the lake aud bring in his blankets
etc., and if the horse was satisfactory he
would purchase it, and if not would pay
the sum of $1 for the use of the animal.
On arriving at the lake the pack was put
i on and both man and   beast   proceeded
| across the bridge at Lake creek for town
I but on arriviug at the opposite   side  of
jthe  creek  "Roney"  not  appreciating
St. John, N. B., May 25—This city
was visited, to-day by the heaviest tire
yince 1877, when nearly the entire city
was swept away. To-day, the conflagration was in the north end, or Indianto-vu.
at the mouth of the St. John River, the
alarm was sent in for a fire in 1'enazeeA
Son's warehouse ahout 2 p.m. Some
time was lost before water could be
secured, and by this time the fire had
gained headway. At once it looked as
if the whole north end would be
destroyed. The fireman tried hard to
stop the headway of the flames by blowing up a few buildings to make a breach.
Everything, however, was dry, and no
sooner was the fire partly stopped in
one quarter than the men were called to
another place to try to stop its onward
march. Thus matters went on until
6:30 o'clock, before the tire was fully
under control, and over 200houees went
down or were rendered unless, Tonight, the firemen are still pouring
water on the ruins.
The loss is a very heavy one, and all
the buildings destroyed were either
owned or occupied by men who worked
in the sawmills, or on the river. In
many cases the furniture was also destroyed. One life was lost, an old unmarried lady, named Conrad, who was
burned to death. Her charred remains
were found in the debris. Another woman, named Mowry. died of fright.
The loss is placed, at $500,000; tl>e insurance, at $300,000. The loss, however,
will be much greater than the above, at
the value of the furniture of the working-
men is not included in the statement.
Manv people are left homeless on Main
street, the principal street in the district.
A report has just been received by
the Journal irom ilorserly, which is, we
I believe,- authentic, that the Horsefly
| Gold Mining Co. (the Ward Co) are
j taking out on an average $1,000 per day,
| and have a large amount of immensely
j rich gravel in sight. One thousand
| dollars per day in bright, shining gold,
j and only a comparatively small plant
j working. The Horsefly is all right.—
/ Ashcroft Journal. 2
Publlshedtevery Friday.
SUBSCKIITION       -      -      -
Payable in advance.
•      -      $2.00
Our contemporary at Ashcroft should
remember that there are others in the
county of Cariboo. ,
About a hundred dollars or °o spent on
the Anderson lake trail would be money
weli expended. The trail is used considerably and from now on more travel
will go over it.
Work on the Lillooet-Lytton road commenced this week and the chances are
that in t*>e courae of several weeks
through transportation will be had on
the wagon road. Work will be rushed
and all tne available men put to work.
The district of Lillooet is well represented with men to administer justice.
The government has rescinded all the
appointments of justice of the peace, and
have made new appointments. Justice
will, no doubt be meted out in a satisfactory manner (?) if some of our new
J. P.'s are allowed on the bench.
By proclamation last Thursday was
made a public holiday throughout the
province by the executive. The people
of Lillooet aud all outlying sectione were
not aware of the holiday until a few days
after that date. If any more public holidays are to be made, it would be a good
idea to announce them "'sooner and give
every oue a chance to participate.
The coroner's jury which investigated
the recent shockin" wreck upon a
Pennsylvania railroad, in which many
people were killed and injured, censured
Beveral of the employees. It found that
the tratnmaster equipped the special
train with a crew unfamilar with the
main line; that the engineer and conductor were guilty of reckless running,
and that the engineer of the first train
was also guilty of a violation of rules
when he backed up the line, after having passed the signal. The train des-
patcher is also declared to have been
guilty of negligence, in failing to notify
the second train of the delay of the
express. The jury recommended that
the ten-minute interval between passenger trains should be enforced.
The bill introduced at Ottawa, this
seusion, by Mr. Mclnnes, of British
Columbia, to bar out certain undesirable
classes from entry within the borders of
Canada, in addition to making provision
for the exclusion of paupers, insane persons, and others likely to become a
public charge, specially excludes persons
Buffering from a loathsome or a dangerous contagious disease, persons who
have, within two years been convicted
of an offence involving moral turpitude,
prostitution of others. The penalty provided in the case of any prohibited  im
migrant being found in Canada, is imprisonment, not to exceed six months,
and, in addition to any other penalty,
deportation from Oanoda, one-half of
any penalty recovered going to the
prosecutor. The measure is specially
designed to discourage the influx of
immoral characters into the western
Canadian mining regions.
Murderers Released.
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Earl
Dadogan, has released O'Hanlon.Mullett
and James Fitz-Harris, alias "Skiu and
Goat," the least three Irish political
prisoners who were sentenced to imprisonment for life for conspiring to
murder lord Frederick Cavendish, Chief
Secretary for Ireland, and Mr. T. M.
Burke, Permanent Under-Secretary for
Ireland, who were assassinated by stabbing in Phoenix Park, Dublin, May 6th,
Alex. Henderson, New Westminster,
and A. L. Belyea, Victoria, has been appointed Q. O.'s.
Joseph Ratchford has sent in his resignation aB superintendent of the P ovin-
cial Home at Kamloops. Mr. Ratchford
has filled the onerous position since the
opening of the home.
Mr. F. M. Oowperthwaite, late provincial school inspector, has been appointed local so'iool superintendent for
Vancouver city at a salary of $1,500.
There were six applications.
An order-in- council has been passed
allowing the law to take its course in
the case of the Indian Casmir at Kamloops, B. 0., who shot and killed Phillip
Walker. OaBmir will be executed on
June 2nd. 	
An Ottawa despatch says: There
seems to be a misapprehension on the
coast that the present redistribution bill
applies to British Columbia. Such is
not the case. What British Columbia
wants is is increased representation aud
that cannot be had until after the census has been taken. The present bill
deals principally with western Ontario.
Laureate Ode to the Queen.
The New York Herald prints a cablegram from London, giving Poet Laureate Alfred Austin's birthday ode to
Queen Victoria, entitled " An Indian
Summer."   Following are the stanzas: J
Spring time was flowing in  your  fair  young
When first the sceptro laid on you its load-
Spring time and seed time.    And   how  well
you sowed
In the rough furrows tile's long duties trace,
Scattering with lavish heart the smiles of youth
and grace.
Oh, what a harvest, lady, now is yours;
Empire and fame and glory, and above
Glory and fame, a universe's love,
Love r.ioted deep in reverence that insures
Rememberanee of your name as long  as time
Long may the Indian summer of your days
Yet linger in the land you love so well;
And long may we, who no less love you, dwell
In the responseful rediance of your grace,
A golden sunset seen through autumn's silvery
Do you subscribe for The Prospector ?
W. F. Allen  Proprietor.
* * * * >£ * *
First Class Hotel in every respect.1    Accommodatioi
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished.     Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
* *i %i * * * &
Headquarters tor tine B. C< Express Stajfew.
As soon as the Lillooet-Lytton road is completed we will run a through stagi
from Lytton to Lillooet. At present we have rigs at both ends of the road whicn
will take you as far as possible, and we supply saddle horses for the rest of till
trip.   By starting from Lytton over twenty nnlt-s is saved when going to Lillooet'
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.       *
Lytton and Lillooet, B
Hotel Victoria,
XjII___00__T3 _3 C."
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished throughout is the only firl
class hotel in Lillooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention b
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with the hotel. Heaj
quarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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BXOELsioi.  h:o"cjs:___.
_d. ir_a__s___a« £>—to—>.
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandisi
F__-viiiioisr, __. c.
Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
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Post Oflice and Telegraph Office in connection.    Freight teams plyhigonce a'
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
Chinese Immigration.
In P.ritish Columbia, with the exception of a few capitalists who desire
to exploit labor, there is practically no
difference of opinion regarding the question of Chinese immigration. Preachers,
politicians, lawyers all unite in agreeing
tliat decisive measures must be adopted
to restrict this evil. It is true that in
Ontario we have sentimentalists who tell
us it is a disgrace for the trade union
movements to back up their brethern in
the Pacific Province in their indeavor to
preserve their homes and half decent
conditions, but it is well understood
that these people as a rule speak mostly
from a desire" for notoriety, or because
they lack the necessary knowledge of the
question they would like other people to
think they understood. When a person
maKe3 such an assertion it is pretty
positive proof that lie lacks experience
and lias never come in actual contact
with any number of the Chinese. The
editor of the Banner, while in Colorado
some years ago, was in a position to have
his eyes opened on this matter, and
knows by experience that it don't pay to
go on sentiment when dealing with the
Chinese. Wherever slave labor comes
into competition with white labor white
labor is inevitably forced to the wall.
This may not be sentiment, but it is fact
all the same. They herd together |like
cattle in the most filthy surroundings and
under conditions that make it impossible
for white men to compete with them. I
had it on a word of a clergyman who
visited San Francisco that the Chinese
of that city (I am speaking now of some
fifteen years ago) had introduced their
vices even among the children of white
people in that sity, and numbers of
youths were in the hospitals suffering
from loathsome, and in many cases incurable diseases. He further asserted
that it was hiB belief that for every
Chinaman whom the missionaries converted to Christianity the Chinamen
were responsible for sending two white
men to destruction. The best plan is to
keep them wnere they will be at home
and do the least harm—in China.—Hamilton Industrial Banner.
Billvill.s Potmaster.
Our new postmaster ran so fast for office that he didn't have time to get educated. The following signjis posted on
the postofficc window:
"Thar is 2 Lettairs inside for Molly
Gibbens. They look like they're Irom
her son, Bill, who is Bin Mustard Out,
Allsore , 2 Lattairs for Hise Holman (I
mean, One-legged Hise) which looks like
they're. From the widder Stevens, as Her
Kitin is known by everybody. Call an'
git 'em—Hise an' Milly."— Atlanta Constitution.
"Taking a walk, one day through tbe
commissariat storeB in Hong Kong, with
a friend," says a correspondent, "I came
to a portion of that establishment where
four Chinamen were emptying a large
tub of rum, which they were carrying
in gallon measures to another portion of
the building. Addressing myself to one
who was apparently head of the party,
I inquired: "Doyou like rum, John?"
"No sir,'' said the Chinaman. "Why
not?" "Rum not proper, sir; make
Chinaman number one fool."
The United States ambassador at the
Court of St. James is famous as a wit,
and his after-dinner speeches usually
sparkle dazzingly. But when he said
at a recent dinner that as naval heroes
Dewey and Sampson stood side by side
with Nelson he was unduly exuberant.
Even in his own country exception is
taken to tbe remark, one paper the
Springfield Republican, saying: "He
couldn't have meant that they w'11 take
aa high rank in naval history as Nelson
who fought many terrific battles, and in
itie last one, off Cape Trafalger, really
sealed the doom of the Napoleonic
Empire in Europe. Nelson still heads
the list of naval heroes, and he remains
without a peer."
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 established 1803,
General flerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVRA      Proprietor.
First-class accommodation for travelers. Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.    Stable in con-
TROREY The Jeweler
Vancouver, 13. C.
Offical watch   inspector for
n; P. R.
R,._E__. BBBTT.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
Printers' Supplies,
Job Printers'
Paper Stock.
Gas and Gasoline
Engines at
Toronto Type Foundry ,Co.
British Columbia Braneh|
520 Cordova Street,
Established 1802.
R.F.Anderson &C«
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils, Stoves and Tinware. Miners steel, Picks
Shovels, etc.
J M. Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Properties! Bondeo:
Vancouver- B. 0
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and Contractors
Sole agents:
M. Beatty & sons Dredging Machinery.
Contractors for the design and construe-
tion of complete stamp mills, concentration,
clornation, cyanide and smelter equipments
Peterboro Ont., and Vancouver, B..C.
Dawson Destroyed by Fire.
The main portion of Dawson was des-
troyed by fire on _pril 26th, causing the
loee of $4,000,000. In all 111 buildings
were burned. The fire occurred in the
business center of the city, commencing
near the opera houee on the water front
and spreading with unusual rapidity. It
was driven by a tronu north wind, destroying everything in its way on that
•treet down to and including Donahue „
Smith's establishment. The fire then
took in all of the water front buildings
abreaet of the same blocks. It crossed
the street, burned through and spread
over to Second street, covering the principal business portion of Dawson, leaving it all in ashes, with the firemen helpless and powerless to do anything. The
fire consumed the Fairview hotel, the
buildings being as dry as tinder. The
names spread with such rapidity that
the citizens appeared panic-stricken and
unable to save anything in the way of
furniture, goods and clothing.
Among the most prominent firms
burned out*were the Bank of British
North America, the Bank of Commerce,
Mi Lennan & McFeely, the Parsons Produce Company, Royal cafe, Donahue &
Smith, tbe Aurora saloon, the Bodega,
the Madden house, the Victoria hotel,
the McDonald block and the Oalifornia
exchange. None of the big warehouses
of the Alaska Commercial company nor
the Northern American Trading company wer touched, so there will be no
shortage of provisions even if the lakes
should not open before the middle of
June, which is now predicted.
The heaviest losers by the fire are McLennan & McFeeley, who had an immense stock of iron, tinware a_d miners
supplies, taken in at heavy expense and
the Bank of British North America,
whose rather flimsly vault did not withstand the heat, the paperu in it being
destroyed. The bank lost alBO a large
amount of gold dust. Ihe rough estimate places the loss in gold and paper
money alone at $1,000,000. Altogether
the bun ed aiea comprise quite three-
quarters of the area ot Dawson.
The Canadian Pacific Fiver.
The new fast set vice on the Canadian
Pacific railway will be inaugurated about
the middle of June, probably the 18th or
19ih. Tlie flyer across the continent
will be called the Imperial Limited and
will reduce the time between Montreal
and Vancouver to about one hundred
hours. There will also be 'a daily
transcontinental service instituted, owing to the increasing volume of travel.
Trains will leave on Sunday's as well as
on week days, this being necessitated to
relieve the present heavy traffic on
Monday's trains.
Vancouver and Victoria will be reached
on the fourth day out from Montteal.
Kootenay country will also be advantageously affected by the new service.
A fast train on the Crow's Nest Pass
railroad, to which a througn sleeper will
be attached to Kootenay Landing, will
make this alternate route the shortest
and quickest one from the east. Through
passengers will have a choice of routes to
the Pacific coast, by the main line or by
the Crowjs Nest Pass branch.
Leland House
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOtJV ER, P>. C
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CARGILE HOUSE, ashcroft,
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated. Culinar
department unsurpassed. The Bar is stocked with choice liquors and cigars and
will be in charge of experienced men.   Every convenience for commercial men.
FRED H. NELSON, - - - Proprietor.
J. H. Clements,^__^ Asmwr
Lillooet Mall orcler» carefully rittended to.
The reign of very young girls over the
heart of man is ended. "Sweet sixteen"
is insipid, "fascinating eighteen" tame.
At 25 the young lady of the present day
may be said to be interesting, at 30 she
is charming, at 33 fascinating. But it is
not until the woman gets well into the
forties that she reaches the angelic
period where temper no longer leads the
mastery, and nature thought smooths
out the rugged outlines of her mental
life. If she understands the art of self-
preservation she may also retain at this
age the better part of her physical
charms, and be pretty in spite of her
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Tweeds, Trouserings, Serges, Winter Goods, etc
Call and inspect our stock,
ng and cleaning a specialty.
Good workmanship and moderate charges.   Repair
Orders by mail or express punctually attended to.
Perrier'* Sanity.
It issuppo ed that the counsel of  the
condemned murderer Perrier  is  doing
its duty in urging executive clemency on
behalf of his client on the ground of insanity, but it is also hoped that the law
will be allowed to take its course.    It is
a matter of comparative ease for a man
placed in Perrier's position to feign insanity and it is not indeed unlikely that
a contemplation of the awful fate soon to
be met may have the effect of mentally
unbalancing any condemned man, but
the fact to be remembered is that he was
sane enough   when he  committed   his
awful act.   He bad a fair trial and there
was absolutely nothing to be found in
his favor.   He   has  no claim whatever
on the sympathies of the community and
any demonstration in   that line could
only be regarded as maudlin. Admitting
the sacredness of human life such a life
as Perrier's is of no value whatever to
himself or to the state and the executive
will doubtless recognize this.—Province.
"Now, boy I have a few questions in
fractions to ask," said the teacher:
"Suppose I have a piece of beefsteak and
cut it into sixteen pieces, what would
those pieces be called?"' "Sixteenths,"
answered one boy after meditating a
moment. Very good. And when the
sixteenths were cut in half, what would
they be?" There wac silence in the
class; but presently a little boy at the
foot put up his band. "Do you know,
Johnny?" "HaBh!" answered Johnny,
Storage & Forwarding Agts
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle railway charges and forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY & Co
N. de Kevser
A class of Sunday School boys, when
asked, "What were the ten plagues?"
answered, with more fervor than gallantry', "The ten virgins, sir."
One of our citizens, by the name of
Moon, the other day was presented with
his first, a very fine baby. This was a
new moon. The father celeorated the
event by drinking himself full. Tnis
was a full moon. When he awoke from
his drunken stupor all he had left waB
two bits. That was the last quarter.
His mother-in-law beat him over the
head with a club, thus giving him a total
The following we found shoved under
our office door last week, evidently
written by a man who thought it a waste
of time and money to take tne local
papers:—"I think fokes ot tew atop
payen out munny fur paper. My daddy
didnnt and everybody sed he was the
intelligentist man in the kentry and
raised the smartest family of boys that
I ever dug taters.
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 cal' and have your eyes tested fret-
in the most scientific way. Spectacles and eyeglasses sent on approval to responsible parties. Tell distance you ran read the smallest newspaper print ami
age.   We will guarantee satisfaction.   Repairing department a specialty.
* »
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in Cariboo—Monday.
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and Friday.
Through and return tickets at reduced rates.    Special conveyances furnished.
Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
The Prospector
SU33SO_ai_3_I!  FOB   yr.   $2   .A   "STI-LA.    . A
Uame* of Chance.
When the  grown   man   goes   into a
poker game with money in  hie   pocket
and when he comes out with no money
in hie pocket, he has but one person to
blame and, as'a general thing, he  does
not hesitate to recognize who that person
is.   It is a fact beyond any peradventure
Ali'.i uven tuiiler the fairest  conditions
'l)TV_ian can "beat the game" in the end.
Men may have phenomenal runs of .luck
or they  may   "break   even,"   but   the
associations of the gaming table are euch
"I  that there can be no possible question as
, to what   the   ultimate   result  will   be.
J  There is just one way in  which   a   man
!;  can beat   a gambling   proposition   and
that is by quitting.    Incidentally   it   is
better to quit ahead   of  the  particular
,'   game at  issue,   and   therein   lies   the
principal danger.   This is reasoning  on
the cold, hard business side of the question, the mere sordid matter   of   dollars
and cents, leaving aside for the moment
the   more   weighty  considerations    of
Everyone has heard of the judge   who
decided that poker was a game of chance
not a game of skill, to the amusement
of the assembled members of the bar and
while The Province does not care to decide whether or no poker is a game of
chance, it is very   well   asserted,  that
there are certain persons even in   Vancouver who are  commonly  known   as
good poker players while others   seem
content to com ibute their good   mon°y
towards tlu   ei eral fund.    This   would
seem to indicate   that   tbe  element  of
skill enters into the game even when the
gainers are quite honorable   men,   but
the chances of winning that  an   honest
player has in eoiue games   with   people
hedoes not know  are  absolutely   nil.
This is not used in the light of discovery,
it has been known for a longtime, but it
is a fact, which cannot   be   preseed   too
often upon a certain  number of  young
fools iu this same city of Vancouver,   As
a sample of what   may   be   d.me   with
cards it is  interesting    to    read     the
evidence given in a Montreal court a few
days ago   when  the   proceedings   of   a
certain "club" where being investigated.
A carij expert named Arthur VVure,   an
old newspaper man by   the   way,   was
called to examine   five  packs  of  cards
which was found on   the  table  at the
time the club was raided.     "Toall   appearance," says a Montreal paper, "they
seemed five ordinary packs of   'Texan'
play cards, with red  or   blue   palmleaf
backs, all apparently new."—Province.
Bui] Accident at Kosfland.
Rospland, li. C, May 20—A terrible
accident occurred in the War Eagle mine
soon after midnight by which four men
have lost their lives. The men were going from one level to another in the skip
and by some means the engineer lost
control of the hoist and the men five in
number, were precipitated from the 250
to the GOO foot lev!, a distance of 350 feet.
Three men H.A. Honeyford, James 0.
Palmer and Thomas Melville, were
instantly killed, and a fourth, \V. F.
Schofield, died about 12:30 today. The
fifth man, who was in the skip, is at the
hospital, and the doctors say he feels a
little sore, but will be around to-morrow
or the next day.
Lillooet, B. C
Notary Htiblic, Accountant and
Mining   Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
She was a very smart girl indeed and
she sat in the corner with her lover and
with her tiny niece upon her knee. The
folding doors were open, and all at
once the visitors in the adjoining room
heard a childs piping voice exclaim,
"Kiss me, too, AuntieGertie." "Maudie,
darling," come the reply, as quickly as
thunder after lightening, "you should
say "Kiss me twice," 'Kiss me too' is
not grammar."
Wholesale   and     Retail   of   I^ight
and Heavy Harness.
Saddles, Vehicles, Saddlery Hardware, and
Harness Leather,
Quotations by mail forwarded on application.
412 HASTINGS ST.-, Vancouver, B.C.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
or   Mainland
And lie miro that each Cigar is branded, otherwise they are not genu ills,
They are not only made of the Choicest Tobacco bin are of home manufacture, and
should be patronized by all good citizens.
128 Water Street, VANCOUVER, B, C.
VANCOUVER, - - - - B. C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department is unex
celled for fine work. Leave your orders with
the postmaster who will have it attended to as
well as If you name personally.
Wholesale and retail dealer In
Hay, Grain, Chop
Feed, &c.   .\    .\
Agent for E. G. Prior & Co., agricultural Implements.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
Ktoute to all Eastern Points.
Fewest Changes,
Quickest Time
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. K. is unequalled anywhere.
Connections at Vancouver
With Steamer lines for
For full information as to rates, time, etc.
apply to the nearest ticket agent, or to
District Passenger Agent, Vancouver, B. O.
Our Specialties:
__:___vdi__oo_?s, __ c.
MINERS' SUPPLIES a specially.
Tin Shop in connection.
The Chinese Combine.
It is reported that the   Chinese merchants of Vancouvei, headed by  Kang-
Yu-Wei,   the  Chinese   reformer,    are
flguring on    a    scheme    of    gi_anti>:
proportions,    namely,   a   combine    of
Oriental trade in Canada, United States
slid Australia,   Kang believes that five
' million Chinamen in the two countries
will go into the scheme .    Sixty million
dollars will be subscribed, live million in
Canada.   The huge undertaking has   its
origin in  Vancouver Chinatown, Kang
supplying the necesears funds  and  inspiration.   The combine will invest the
.fundi)of all   Chinamen wishing to do
1 business in America and Australia  and
ultimately carry  out  the  big reform
schemes of Kang-Yu-Wei,
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.
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 is wanted or  what is
the trouble, and medicines, etc., will be promptly forwarded.
Dr. Clarke's office at the store.
R/. _E_C. _B_E^_E TT.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
FanoY Goods, Tobacco, etc
Drink Beer!
This is the time of the year when a cooling drink   i
t refreshin
brewed at the
most refreshing, and the most cooling drink at any time is
Westminster  Brewery,
N. Nelson, Prop.
F. H. Case, Agent, Ashcroft. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. 0., FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1899.
Arthur Noel and 0. T. Diamond left
for the Bend'Or  last Saturday morning.
Mrs. Martley, of the Grange who has
been ill for some time is now improving
D. Hurley has fenced in his vacant
piece of property between his hotel and
the poBtoltice.
MissDelina Letalien left on Saturday's stage for Kamloops where she will
remain for some time.
Wm. Cumming, jr., one of the owners
of the Pavilion Mills spent Saturday in
town visiting his parents.
Mrs. Keatbley of the 15-mile ranch
spent a few days in town and vicinity
tliis week visiting relatives and friends.
Alderman R. B. Skinner, John Marshall and J. B. Cherry went up to McGillivray Creek the first of the week remaining a couple of days.
E. 0. Delong left Wednesday for Ashcroft where he expects to be for a few
days on business. He may possibly go
to Vancouver for a few days.
R. Hughes who has had charge of the
Methodist Church field in Lillooet for
the past year, left on Tuesday mornings
stage for Victoria. Mr. Hughes has been
appointed to fill the pulpit at the James
Bay church.
Jack Hill left on the stage last Saturday morning after spending a couple
weeks in thi_ section. Mr. Hill will go
to work again for Fred Nelson of the
Cargile House at Ashcroft, the only
first class hotel in that town.
A. H. J. Martley of the Grange who
has been laid up for some time from his
recent accident name in on last Fridays
stage remaining until Sunday. Mr.
Martley though not well is able to be
around again and expects to start work
again in a few weeks.
Great speculation as to what a certain
young bachelor in town is fixing up his
cottage for, is going around tne town.
His friends as well as himself seem to
take quite an interest in the progress of
tbe work, aud "Jim" though not saying
anything takes the matter very eaBy.
J. R. Williams miner and politican, J.
W. Abrecrombie and E. Cp.irns left for
the Lorne group of clai_ip. last Saturday.
The party probably ma.de camp on the
Summit as there horses retnrned to town
Sunday evening probably leaving the
camp during the night.
Richard Hoey after spending a few
days on his ranch down the Fraser left
yesterday for his ranch on Pavilion
mountain, where he is taking another
band of cattle and will Bpend some time
branding. Mr Hoey has considerable
8to_; and this spring alone has branded
nearly 200 calves.
Rev. J. E. Gardiner will hold tervices
in the Methodist church on Sunday.
M. W. Whitmore who left town several
weeks ago for Atlin sailed on the Humboldt last Friday.
D. Sutherland and D. McDonald are
doing assessment work on claims along
Anderson lake.
Casimir, the murderer of Phillip
Walker at Kamloops, was billed for the
hereafter this morning.
The water in the Fraser River has
fallen considerably the past few days.
But indictations point ior a. other rise.
Tbe Post Office Savings Bank has made
the Lillooet office a banking branch, and
any person wishing to bank in this concern can do so after June 19th. Amounts
from $1 up will be received.
Dr. Sanson, Mrs. Sanson and two
children and Miss McDonald arrived in
town yesterday afternoon from Clinton,
by the t octors own conveyance. They
were accompanied by Mr. C. Sanson a
brother of the doctor, and Mr. T. J.
Derby of Crows Bar. The party will
spend several days in this \ icinity viewing the surrounding country and will go
up the lakes on an outing.
An Insane Man.
Reports were brought to town last
week that a man by the name of French
had gone insane near the Big Slide.
Parties were sent down to get the unfortunate man and Constable Burns who
had been to Kamloops returned via Lytton bringing him to town Saturday evening. He was kept in the jail for the past
week waiting the arrival of Dr. Sanson,
who on examining him declared him insane. Constable Burns will leave on tomorrows stage for Westminstrr where
French will be confined to the asylum.
French.has been in this section for
some time spending most of his time in
the Bridge River section and only lately
went down the river to the slide. He
was a quiet inoffensive man and kept to
himBelf making very few friends.
Our New J. P.'s
All appointments of Justice .of the
Peace heretofore "ade by the Government have been rescinded such rescission
to take effect on June 30th. And that
new appointments throughout the
province have bepn made taking effect
on May 23rd. The following are the new
appointments for this section-
. Samuel Gibbe, Eusebius S. Peters and
James McKivor, Lillooet. John Ful-
lerton Gibson, Hector McEdward, Cadwallader. Lancelot Crawford Knowles,
Pemberton Meadows. Alex Lochore,
Foster's Bar. Cornelius O'Halloran,
Notice is hereby given that thirty days from
date it is my intention to sell a small hay horse,
star on forehead, two white feet, mixed brand
on right hip, (was left at my ranch to winter)
unless horsj is removed and charges paid forthwith. J. COPELAND,
Lillooet, B, C. May 25th 1890.
Established 1886. Incorporated 1895.   j
Mclennan, mcfeeley & Co., Ltd. f
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Sup^|V»J
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies',
Agents for Tile Giant Powder Co., Kan Francisco.
Paul Santini
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good, H
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc'
general   n^E__^o_E_:_____t_Ta?:l
Miners Supplies.'
ZEjIIiliOOIET, _3. O.
Branch Store at Bridge River where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Min-I
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty.]
-_3___>r__: doit-
THEASHCROFT BRANCH is the most convenient Bank for Lillooet and all
places in the Cariboo district.   Money received on deposit.    Drafts Issued and collections midl
in any part of Canada, Great Britain and the United States.
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