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The Prospector Oct 20, 1899

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Vol. 2 No. 15.
$2.00 a year.
Mr. F. M. RobertBon, secretary of the
"Bend'Or Mines Company arrived in
town last Sunday evening from Vancouver and remained in town until Tnesdav
morning returning to Vancouver again.
He was on company's business and was
making the first payment on the Alham-
lira group and the Mahle fraction in full,
to Glenn & Richardson the owners of
the claims. The company also had an
•option on the Lome group but failed to
come to time, having as much as they
can handle at, the present time.
The Bend'Or mill ii hammering away
and will continue aa long as the weather
permits. Another cleanup will be made
about the first of next month. Below
will be found the government assayers
returns of two cleanups made since the
_t<rting of the mill.
At the Bank of British North America
there is another gold brick representing
'Bridge river wealth. It weighs 462.84
ounces and comes from the property of
the Bend 'Or Mines, Limited, on Cadwallader creek. In less, than a month
there have been brought to Vancouver
ifrom the mine two _old bricks whose
total value is $13,839. There will be
another clean-up on November 1st, so
that in a little over six weeks there will
have been three clean-ups, and the coming one is expected to be much larger
than tbe others. The "News-Advertiter"
.lAs obtained through the Secretary of
the Company, Mr. Pellew-Harvey's returns of the two ckan-ups that have
taken place.
As regards the brick now in tbe Bank
of British North America, Mr. Pellew-
Harvey reported yesterday that the gold
as brought down, weighed 490.28 ounces.
On being re-melted it came down to
462.84 ounces. The fineness of that is
800.5 thousands of gold, and 181 thousands silver, which gives the value oi
the gold at $16.62 per ounce, the total
value of the bar being $7,692.40.
As to the September 22nd brick, Mr.
Pellew-Harvey said the bar brought
down waB 407.82 ounces ot retorted
gold. When melted down it weighed
.378.78 ounces. The fineness was 718.5
gold and 200 silver, thousands. The
total value of the gold contained was
$16.23 per ounce, and the value of the
bar was $6,147.59. The showing therefore is:
First clean-up |tf>,147 59
Second clean up  7,«9_.4(>
 *13,839 99
Altogether, 716 tons of ore have been
Will He Ever Learn.
The following item nr.av be of interest
to people in thia section, Mr. Hughes
having resided in Lillooet for several
months working on the religion business.
The Rev. Robert Hughes, pastor of
the .lames Bay Methodist Church, at
Victoria, writes as follows to the Colo*
nist: " For sometime past I have been
watching several saloons in the city, and
_$m persuaded that the law regarding the
tale of liquor on the Sabbath day is
Possly violated. Unless some redress
•is brought about by the proper authorities very speedily, I shall take steps to
bring the offenders to justice."
In answer to the above a correspondent in a later issue deals with the Sunday closing legislation, and conclude-
bis communication very aptly as follows: I
" But how many men like the Rev.
Mr. Hughes, ignorant of bur colonial
life, have sought on their advent in this
province to gain a little cheap notoriety
by attacking the liquor traffic, usurping
the functions of mayor, alderman and
the police force to find themselves ultimately held in contempt by every reasonable and right thinking man in the
province? Here is a rhyme composed
years ago, which I respectfully recom*
mend the Rev. Mr. Hughes to study:
" Ala. for these days when a preacher defiant
Will play the low spy on the folks in the town;
And with notice as bumptious as boasting reliant,
Seeks by whisky and beer to gain some renown.
"Pity these men with such keen itch for meddling,
These cobblers who aye are ahead of their last,
Won't stick to the wares they're hired for the
And clean their own cloth with less of bombast." 	
American History.
By the way of rebuke to the " St. James
Gazette," which had said that the American nation was unaccustou ed to naval
victories, the San Jose Mercury very
properly prints the long list of American
naval victories in the war of 1812 with
Great Britain. Among them, though, it
has the misfortune to include "the affair
of the 'Chesapeake' and the 'Shannon"
—in which we were consummately and
spectacularly done up. That being the
only British naval victory of any consequence in that war, it would have been
chivalrous to concede it and claim something else, the conquest of Canada, for
example. Tme, we did not conquer
Canada, nor get so much as a foothold
there, but facts like that should not be
suffered to affect the symmetry of American history. That noble structure is
reared upon a fundamental red-coat fitly
flattened for the purpoee. Deprive it of
liim a d the entire edifice would go to
pieces like a brick ship with a broken
keel. It is American history that in the
war of 1812 we conquered Great Britain
and made her sue for peace. It is truth
that, despite our astonishing success at
sea, we were virtually beaten and accepted a treaty of peace in which the grievance for which we made the war was not
even mentioned. What would have occurred to ub if Great Britain had not
been engaged in her gigantic schemes
against Napoleon none can say. The
relevancy of all this is found in the revival of the old discreditable unfriendliness to Great Britain in the interest of
theBoeis. Whenever the British lion
evokes a shrill expression of pain from
some trespassing pig the American eagle
utters his sense of the performance with
a sympathetic squeel.—Ambrose Bierce
in S. F. Examiner.
LOCAL   Ill/VtS.
Wm. Young one of the Lorne owners
left Wednesday for Cadwallader.
General Sir Redvers Buller will have
supreme command of the forces during
the Boerjwar, he having been given a
perfec ly free hand as to the conduct of
hostilities. Germany's attitude in the
crisis is neutral, not from sympathy
with England, but from motives of policy. Orders have been issued from the
dominion militia department for the immediate enrolment of 1,000 men who
will sail from Quebec on October 28th.
Arthur F. Noel left Tuesday morning
for the Bend'Or mine to be absent a few
Lance Knowles, J. P., was in town a
few days this week from Pemberton
Yesterday was Thanksgiving day and
was observed in modern style by the
residents of town.
Rev. Father Marchal was in town thit
week completing arrangements for the
building oi the Catholic church.
Wm. J. McAllister one of the Bridge
river prospectors is sojourning in town
before leaving for his home in Ireland.
J. J. Hill and C. Tod Diamond left
Wednesday morning for Anderson lake
and McGillivray creek on a prospecting
trip.  _____
Harry Attwood and wife left Tuesday
morning tor Cadwallader. Mr. A'twood
will do some work on the Blackbird
Mrs. L. G. Bums and two children re
turned Tuesday evening from a couple
weeks at Victoria visiting friends and
Word received this week states that
the safe at the Cariboo Hjdraulic mine
near Qnesnelle Forks had been broken
into and $50,000 stolen.
J. M. Yorston has returned to Lillooet
from Savonas and will remain here.
R. A. Hume of The Prospector sta.'c
left Wednesday morning for McGillivray
creek to look over that section and will
also go into the Bridge river camp.
Clements Bros., of Ashcroft, are opening up a branch Drug and Stationery
store at Lytton, about the middle of
October, with J B. Clements in charge
aB manager.
Among some of our prospective millionaires on Monday several bottles of
champagne were disposed off. The cause
of the jubilation being that the bond on
the claims was not taken up and that
they were still the owners. It is usually
the other way.
O. A. Harthorne came down from
Bridge river this week on his way to the
coast on business in connection with his
claims. Mr. Harthorne was one of the
first prospectors in the Bridge river district and has shown his faith by patiently waiting and developing his proper
ties and opening up the district.
The Canadian Pacific Railway machinists' strike is amicably adjusted.
Word wa. received this week from
Col. Rives at San Francisco that the
tramway and all machinery had been
purchased for the Golden Cache Consolidated for Cayoosh Creek properties
owned by this company. Col. Rives
left Tuesday for Lillooet and may arrive
at any time now. Work will be commenced the first of the week putting up
the necessary buildings at the new
excavation for the plant. Work will be
resumed all winter.
Fred Richardson   is   expected   down
from Bridge River shortly.
Arthur Phair returned home Monday
after a few weeks visit to friends at Ashcroft.
J. F. Gibson with a few men are at
work on the trail between Gun and
Sucker creek.
W. G. Duguid and W. H. Miller who
have been at Alkali lake for several
weeks returned to town Tuesday evening. 	
Paul Santini will transfer his freight
team to the Lytton road shoitly. Robt.
Yorston will still be in charge.
A. C. Minty is back on the stage run
between Lillooet and Ashcroft after an
absence of several weeks in the Cariboo
with specials.
In another column will be found a
notice advertising a blacksmith business
for sale. This is a tine opportunity for a
blacksmith to get in a good concern.
J. N. Jensen and Donald Fraeer have
made a very good strike near the foot of
Anderson lake. At present nothing has
been done but the claim has an excellent
D. Hamilton is mining away on the
South Fork with a four-foot sluice box
and ie doing very well. Dan is a good
miner and with his perseverance deserves success.
From the challenge inserted in last
weeks Prospecter by the baseball boys
one would suppose that Lillooet had a
baseball team. There is very little
chance of a challenge of the kind issued
being taken up but it shows the gall the
boys have.	
H. S. Southard of the Fountain Hydraulic mine was in town Wednesday
and reports everything as being satisfactory at his workings. He will work for
several weeks yet or as long as good
weather holds out. He expects an extra supply of pipe along shortly and will
be able to work his pits to better satisfaction.     	
The report that Fraser of The Prospector was married at the coast a short
time ago was a mistake. The Prospector
learns on good authority that it was
Fraser of the Excelsior house. The
name and both being in Vancouver at
the same time caused the mistake. Congratulations Dan.
Late Telegraphic News.
The Canadian contingent of one thousand men for the Transvaal. Those
leaving British Columbia will leave on
24th this month.
The lacrosse match yesterday between
New Westminster the champions of B.
C, and Vancouver, resulted in Westminster winning, five goals to four.
Nothing etartling from seat of war.
The owners of the Lorne group of
claims came down from Bridge river the
first of the week and have been in town
the past few days. They had a successful season working their arrastra and
with 75 days run, of 24 hours, they
cleaned up $6,000. Tbe amount of rock
put through averaged about one ion a
day. The tailings have been saved and
from the experiences of old miners, and
aseaye, it is estimated that at least forty
per cent is lost during the run of the arrastra.
The new ledge uncovered this season
has proved a bonanza, and it has been
from this that the rock has been taken
lately. A shaft thirty deep was sunk
and at different points on the ledge
across the claims, open cuts have been
made proving the ledge to be continuous
and averaging from thirty inches to six
feet in width. Out of a space ten feet
in length by six feet high and thirty
inches wide the sum of $2,000 was taken
During the slimmer cabins have been
built and everything made as comfortable as possible for the working of the
property. The owners of the Lorne had
the property bonded, and are well satisfied that that the parties did not come
to time. It is the intention of the owners to put a five-stamp mill on the property and Mr. D. Hurley one of the owners leaves for the coast tomorrow to complete arrangements, and the probabilities are that during the coming winter
the necessary machinery will be taken
in. The Lorne ie a good property and
the owners will make a good thing by
working it themselves.
The JTaud 5.
Messrs. T. P. Reed, S. Gibbs and E. J.
Taylor have been working for the last
month on the Mand S fraction situated
between the Lorne group and the Mineral King claim. E. J. Taylor commenced work on this claim before his part-
ners arrived and was successful in finding a very satisfactory quartz ledge carrying free gold, a continuation of the
Lorne ledge. About 100 feet from where
he struck his ledge he sank another
shaft and was successful again in striking the ledge. Messrs. Reed and Gibbs
under Mr. Taylors direction sank a shaft
some ten feet deep and were agaiu successful in striking the ledge four and a
half feet in width and surrounded by decomposed porphyry which panned exceeding well.
At a distance of a further hundred feet
an open cut eighteen feet in length and
fourteen feet depth waB made. Working
on cement they were unsuccessful in
striking the ledge in this open cut. Work
was resumed on the previous shaft, extending the width and depth of it, the
ledge showing up in firstclass shape. It
is the intention of the owners to put on
an arrastra in tbe spring and work the
claim on the same lines as the Lorne
group. It is Mr. Taylors opinion that
the showing on this claim is as good as
anything yet struck on the creek.
R. T. Ward arrived in town about
noon today on his way to McGillivray
creek to superintend work in connection
with the ten-stamp mill he is putting on
the Brett group of claims. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER, 20 1899.
Published every Friday.
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
Hon. Francis Carter-Cotton, chief
commissioner of lands and works, minister of 6nance and head push of the
party in power in the British Columbia
legislature, has heen making a tour of
the Cariboo district to learn the needs of
tlie country, and on his return incidentally called at Lillooet to put in a couple
more days of travel. He arrived in town
about five o'clock in the afternoon and
disappeared. He was taken in hand by
the member for L'llooet and did not
show up again, leaving next morning for
Ashcroft on his way home, having, no
doubt, increased his knowledge of thi»
district. The people have a "grievance"
a d if Mr. Cotton had wished to do fo,
he might have obtained tlie needs of the
district, and not hide himself away with
people who do not wish to see tlie district go ahead. The district needs a
wagon road to Bridge river and if Mr.
Cotton could have been interviewed this
matter woul d have been brought up and
the people know what the chances are
for its early construction. Other things
of importance could be brought up, and
in due course of time the government
will hear from Lillooet.
The most important matter now interesting the people of Lillooet and Bridge
River district, is the building of a wagon
road to Cadwallader creek. The district
has now producing mines, without even
decent trails, and surely is entitled to a
wagon road now after opening and proving the district as one of the richest in
the province, as it has been done by the
miners and prospectors. The distance
from Lillooet to the end of the road will
be about seventv-five miles and a portion of this distance may be made by
water. This fall and next spring, a great
deal of work will be done, and arrangements are being made at present for
more machinery to be taken in to woik
the properties on a larger scale, and it
is absolutely necessary that something
should be undertaken at once in the construction of a wagon road.
Bullets came by thousands at the time
of Ihe Jameson raid, but the burghers
were untouched. More than a hundred
were killtd on the other side. Tl.e Lord
rules the world !—President Kruger.
He did, but ihere has been a great improvement in the British military rifle.
The Boers Forced the War.
Mr. Bahour addressing a meeting at
Haddington, Eng., the other day said:
"The crisis in South Africa has now
reached the stage where diplomacy is
put aside, argument ceases to make further pleas, and appeals are made to arms.
Peace and that good-will among men
which it is our business to cultivate'in
all of Great Britain', vast possess'ons
have been wantonly destroyed by the
rash policy of the Boer government.
(Cheers.) A great change has taken
place in the last three months in the
opinion of this country regarding our
South African policy. There was hot
the clear conception which now exists
respecting the true merits of the case
which is now to be decided by the arbitrament of force, but the more the public
know what the governuient have done
tlie more they will have come round to
the view that the government, if they
have erred at all, have erred on the side
of patience. Those who supported us
can look back on the long anxious
monthB   with   tLe  conscious  coviction
that we earnestly deBired peace though
war was imminent, and that though, at
the moment I am speaking, war may
actually have begnn, that war is none of
our seeking, none of our desire, but is
forced upon us by thoBewhoare not men
fighting for the freedom of their country,
but an oligarchy, who fear that the hour
of their domination is at an end. Now
that the prospects of peace are finally
destroyed, now that war, with all its
destruction of property,, all its inevitable
sufferings, is on us, we can say we never
asked anything but justice, never desired
anything but freedom. All we longed
for is the equality, under the Transvaal
Republic, for men ot our race and speech
in Ihe neighboring colonies. And if they
think it worth while to imperil their future in order to refuse those rights, at
all events the blame rests on them, and
not on us, and we can feel that whatever
we may have to endure before tlie war is
brought to a final close and successful
issue the sacrifices we shall be called
upon lo make are sacrifices in the interest of the rights of men *nd civilization."
(Prolonged cheers ) Mr. Balfour concluded bis speech with an expression of
thanks to the audience for their approval
of the government's policy.
Mr. Asqnith speaking at Dundee, credited the government with a sincere and
honest desire to avoid war. It seemed
incredible, he said, that the other side
should strike the first blow in a conflict
which could have but one issue. The
handling of tbe problem by tiie Boers
was such as no civilized country could
permit, and the issue raised by the
Tnnsvaal's ill-starred despatch was one
that Great Britain could .'ot shirk. Mr,
Asqulth declared that the government
contemplated the war with reluctance
and ("version, and saw in it little or no
prospect either of advantage or of military glory. It was not with a light heart
that they took the challenge, but now
that it was forced upon them they would
see it through.
Otner business demanding my constant presence in the Bridge river district, I am compelled to offer my Black-
smithing Business for Bale, together
with all tools and appliances necessary
to the trade.
For further particulars apply to
Oct. 13, "99. Lillooet, B. C.
Notary Pul-lic, Accountant tin.d
Alininii   EJrolter
Reports on Mining Properties.
"The Bow-legged Ghost and Other Stories."
With an intro-
d u c t i o n by
greatest poet,
James Whit-
corfib Riley. An
illustrated volume <if original
h u m o ro us
gketches, verse,
facetious paragraphs and colloquies. A book
that will not
disappoint the
reader, as it
enters a new
and heretofore
field of humor.
A book to be
read aloud and
enjoyed among
your friends. Contains "The Bow-legged Ghost,"
"When Ezra Sang First Bass, "The Man Who
Couldn't Laugh,'r "Possible Titles of Future
Books," "Selling Locks of Hair," "No Woman, No
Fad," "Society Actresses," etc., etc. This first
edition bound in cloth, printed on extra fine
paper, an<? absolutely the best humorous bookpub-
lished. Worth $2.50, mailed postpaid for $1.00.
Order at nnce. Send for our new special illustrated catalogue mailed free. Gi#_you the lowest prices on all good books.   Address all orders to
Publishers and Manufacturers. AkrOXt, OlllO.
IThe Werner Company is thoroughly reliable.]—Editor.
Lillooet, B. C
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
MINERS' SUPPL1LS a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
Soo Pacific Line
Days Across the
Continent by the
The fastest and best equipped
train   crossing   the
Trains leaving tlie Pacific
coast Tuesday, Thursdays and
Saturdays connect at Fort
William with the palatial
lake steamers i " Manitoba,"
"Alberta " and " Athabasca"
across the great lakes.
For full information as to time, rates, etc
also copies Of Canadian  Pacific Ry„ publications apply to any agent C, i\ R., or to
Asst. Gen. l'ass. Agent, Vnncouver, B. C.
Xillboet^ B. C.
Have in stock all;.kinds; ol
Dried Lumber, ,' ,M pi siring
Lumber and Mouldings.
All orders will receive
prompt attention. Write for
prices or apply at the yard.
W. F. Allen  Proprietor.
* * >k * * * #
First Class Hotel in every respect.     Accommodation
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished.     Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
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Hendciueirters  tor the R. C- Express Wtfiuew.
Hotel Victoria,
This hotel being; new and thoroughly finished throughout is the only Ii Ml
class hotel in Liliooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attenii<>' by
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with the hotel. II rail-
quarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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LILLOOET,           -                     -• .        .          - -     B. C.
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars —r—?_
As soon as the Lillooet-Lytton roa'3 is completed weswill run a through .(age
from Lytton to Lillooet. At present we have rigs at both end. of the road «h Hi
will take you as far as possible, and we supply saddle horses for the rest *i i-I.e '
trip.    By Starting from Lytton over twenty miles is saved when going to Lil'-oe .
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, writeus for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, Si
Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
FJ-.-VT2-T01.T, JB. O.
Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
5*,     <*,     ^V     Gr£!lSrSia^-Ij   STOBB.     ^     ^     ^
Post Office and Telegraph Office in connection.    Freight teams piying on. •
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
W. CUMMING, Agent, Lillooet B. C.
,y- 1
■ WM. B. BAILEY & CO.        ^
Storage & Forward ing Agts
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle railway charges and for"   til o
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BA1LE.V. .si 0 THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET. B. 0., FRIDAY, OCTOBER, 20 1899.
Storv of Jlajuba Hill.
Twelve long y< ars have pa s d since I
climbed Ma}una (says a writer in tin-
African R-view), or to be literally correct, AniHjiiba (tlie hill of wild pigeons).
To those unacnunin'ed with South African topography, this "mount of ill memory" is presumed to be in the Transvaal,
but as a matter of fact it forms a part of
tlie colony of Natal, and ia one of the
heit'hiB in the great Drakensberg rang**,
which borders Natd 011 the west and
north-west, rising at points 12,000 feet.
Majuha itself i- 7,000 feet high. At its
base, on the eastern fide, lies the historic puss of Laing'n Nek, which we
failed to take in 1881—the key to the
Tr n-vaal. Oi.ce through the Nek, and
the giound undulates gently for two
miles or so, past the hamlet of Charles-
town, named after Sir Charles Mitchell,
now governor of the Straits Settlement.
Half a mile on is a small spruit, which
separates British from Boer territory;
and across the stream sleeps the Dutch
dorp of Volksrust, a veritable picture of
inartistic indolence, with its tin shanties and low roadside canteen, crowned
with a dirty vierkleur or national flag. 1
ascended Majuha from the Charlestown
side and took exactly the same path as
that chosen by the storming Boers on
that Sunday in 1881. It was a bright
clear winter's day, and the long, coarse
grass which covers the mountain was
swaying in the wind, M ijuba on thit-
side rises in gradual terraces from the
plain, but for the last hundred yards or
so it is a terribly stiff pull, til! you reach
the flat plateau where ill-starred Sn
George Pomeroy Colley and his troops
bivouacked on the night before the
battle. With 600 men from the 58th
Regiment, the 60th Rifles and 92nd
Highlanders, and the Naval Brigade, lie
scaled the kranzee on the Newcastle side.
leaving some companies to keep the
communication open. His force inarched
without lights, and native guides assisted them in clambering over the boulders
and precipitous flanks till they reached
the top at 3 o'clock on Sunday morning.
It was a marvelous feat in mountaineering. The only thing lacking was artillery.
The Boers, in laager at the Nek, fully
believed Sir George had got hia nine-
pounders with him. The old Dutchman
who accompanied me in my mournlul
pilgrimage waB one of the Boer storming
party. "Alle inachtig!" he exclaimed,
"We thought it waB all over when we
saw the 'rooi baaties' (red coats) on the
top. We expected to be shelled in our
camp. We were on the point of retreating when, as no shells came, General
Joubert called tor volunteers to storm
the position. We all went. We crept
up the slope in skirmishing order, taking advantage of every hit of cover. As
soon as a soldier shown! himself on the
sky-line above us, we had a shot at him,
and they daien't expose themselves too
much. You know how hard it ie to
shoot down, and how easy it is to shoot
up." It was a daring idea of Commandant Joubert's and completely successful.
Our troops on the top were not even entrenched, and there ia no doubt that
they were demoralized by the death or
disablement of their comrades on the extreme edge of the plateau—falling at the
hands of an unseen enemy. And then
came the last scene of this terrible
tragedy—headlong rout and flight down
the steep kranzea they had scaled that
early morning.
""e'ftefemng to Atlin and the official
management of that district, the Skag-
vttht-Atlin Budget says: "So far aa the
ectuntry is concerned, Atlin ia not quite
■o black as it has been painted. Somehow or other people have got the robbers' roost that runs the joint, and the
country inexplicably mixed up together.
When tbey find out that they have been
buncoed they return and say Atlin ia no
good. When, however, the searchlight
of reason ia turned on the situation, it ia
CARGILE HOUSE, ashcroft.
Is now under new management and haa been thoroughly renovated. Culinar
department unsurpassed. The Bar ia stocked with choice liquors and cigars and
will be in charge of experienced men.   Every convenience for commercial men.
FRED H. NELSON, - - - Proprietor.
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.
found the fault lies with the official*.
more than with the country. Atlin is
unquestionably a valuable mining district—not from a pick-and-shovel standpoint, but as hydraulic and quartz propositions. For instance, Mr. Anderson's
quartz claim on Taku Arm has assayed
$10,000 to the ton. There ia a belt of
copper from the south end of Taku Arm
to the south end of Atlin lake. Some
veiy fine ledges have been locaUd on
the east aide ot Pine creek. A good
claim, assaying $140 to the ton, is located
on the summit between Bircii and Boulder creeks. There are low-grade propositions in the Atlin country; in fact,
hundnds of quartz claims have been
staked. But many of the discoverers of
these claims are almost afraid to breathe
a word about their actual value, for fear
of the gsng of grafters, who are backed
up by the local officials. No man's claim
is saie. If good, it is liable to be jumped, and the jumper goes on record, too.
This castB a cloud on the title at once,
and it only becomes a matter of time
until the discoverer will find himself
cheated out of what is rightfully his.
Here is a case in point. A French-Canadian named Lahoudiere discovered
native copper at the south end of Atlin
lake. He blasted out a slab of the metal
weighing 159 pounds. It was over three
feet long and eighteen fnches wide.
Well, thegiaftera got after Laboudiere
like a lot of vultures after a dead horse.
They wanted to buy the claim for a uieie
trifle. Finding the Frenchman no fool,
they sent a saloon man to jump the
claim. When this was done the Frenchman went to Commissioner Graham and
complained about it; but that official
simply said he could not help it, and
that he had a perfect right to put the
jumper's claim on record. And fo the
case stands. With an honest administration of affairs there is no reason why
Atlin should not be a prosperous mining
camp—that is after the sand on the beach
at Cape Nome has been washed out."
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How Gib. Ward Saved His Bacon.
In the vicinity of Bridge  river  the
Bend 'Or stamp-mill was pounding away
on rich rock, the other day, and the
noise of the Lorne arrastra was adding
to  the  echo  of honest  industry, the
cadence  of   which could be heard for
miles, when Gib. Ward suddenly yelled:
"Somebodv has stolen my bacon I" The
news rapidly spread forth, and it created
intense excitement from Sucker creek
to the Little Joe mine; for a time, little
else was discussed.   It was well known
that Ward  had  bacon—good  bacon—a
hundred pounds of which he had lugged
all the way from Dunlop's store to his
ranch, a distance of 70 miles; and as the
snow gradually crawled down the mountain sidec, and winterdraws nigh, it was
the joy of his soul to gaze at the rolls of
smoked hog affixed to his cabin rafters.
Now it was gone! Mr. Ward's comments
on his misfortune were of a nature quite
consistent with the circumstances.   In
the evening a meeting was held at the
Sucker Creek Hotel to discuss the matter
and Col. Collum, the barkeeper,  was
called upon to  give his views on the
situation.   This he did a manner grave
and peculiar to himself.   He testified to
the honesty of the entire Bridge river
population, and so well acquainted was
he with the individual  characteristics
and capacities of the various gentlemen,
that he  could   certify with   the most
minute exactness the standing ability of
bis  numerous guests, under the three-
bottle schedule,   but   the   mysterious
evaporation of that 100 pounds of bacon
was too heavy a   problem   for him to
solve.    This, of course, terminated the
meeting, and refreshments were being
served, when  Gib. Ward suddenly exclaimed,   "Where's   old   boy   Sammy?
He's the lad to find my bacon I"    Now,
the Sammy   referred   to   is   no less   a
dignitary than Samuel Gibbs, Esq., J. P.
for the district of Lillooet, and a judicial
terror to bad men.    Sammy was found
on his claim, next day, endeavoring to
locate a quartz ledge several feet under
water, which  his partner said existed,
and as he was appropriately attired for
the occupation in which he was engaged,
presented anything but a judicial appearance.   After shaking the water from
bis silver locks he gravely listened to
Ward's complaint, and was not long in
coming to the conclusion that a certain
Lillooet aboriginee,  sailing under  the
name of Hunter Jack, was better posted
on the bacon case than anybody else, and
with him they should have an interview.
Jack was soon found and informed of
Ward's loss, and was   made to understand that it would greatly improve the
latter's temper if that bacon  was once
more swinging in its accustomed spot.
Jack took no hint, but was loud in his
condolence with Mr. Ward.     Fixing his
eagle eye on Jack, Mr. Gibbs gave the
Indian   to understand that unless the
bacon was returned in the morning all
hands would make a trip to Lillooet,
Hunter Jack included.    This reflection
on Jack's honesty was too much for him
and   he almost   wept.    He   had seen
the sun rise and trail its glorious banner
of  light down the western   horizon of
Bridge river, for fifty or sixty years, but
no one had ever suspected him of dishonesty before.     Had not the Queen's
papoose, many years ago, presented him
with a brass-buttoned coat, at Queens-
boro, in token of his honesty and loyalty?
But Mr. Gibbs swept this evidence aside
as "itamatetial and irrelevant to Ward's
bacon," and expressed a hope to see the
hams in the""morning, when the interview with Hunter Jack came to a close.
It is needless to say that, after a restless
night, Mr. Ward awoke to the pleasant
reality of once more gazing on hie property carefully   laid  before   his  cabin
door, and the honesty of Hunter Jack
established.   Everything is lovely along
Bridge river again, and Ward _ bacon
hangs high.
Another Stamp mil.
The Brett mine, on McGillivray creek,
is once more the scene of activity. Last
Saturday Mr. Ward, who lias taken a
substantial interest in this property,
telegraphed instructions to proceed with
the work, and Monday morning the
Brett Bros, started out with a gang of
men. About two miles of road will be
built between the mine and Anderson
lake, when the erection of a 10-stamp
mill be commenced. There is little
doubt about the future success of this
mine, and like many other good properties, it needed but the aid of a crusher
to make it a dividend-paying mine instead of a prospect hole.
As already recorded in these columns,
much work has already been done on
this property, and on the dumps there
are several thousand tons of rock teady
for the mill, recent tests on whi; h lias
convinced the owners that they have a
much richer property than they anticipated. In extent, the mine is virtually
a quarry, fne-niilling throughout, and
situated within such easy reach of this
town, by water communication, that its
operation will be a comparatively easy
matter. We understand that the mine
will be operated entirely by local capital
and men, thus demonstrating that there
are miners in tbe district of Lillooet who
are not altogether theoretical in their
mining views, but have sufficient faith
in our quartz mines to invest coin in a
practical test of their va+ue. Ere long,
McGillivray creek will add-its quota to
the bullion output of this section.
The Canadian Contingent.
The Government programmejn regard
to sending a contingent to the Transvaal
will be made known to the public in a
few days. It turnsout that the Minister
of Militia and one or two heads of the
Militia department have been at work
for more than two months makintr all
necessary arrangements to send a contingent should the occasion arise that
such 7/ould be necessary. Contract*
were given out for clothing and such
things as would be required by officers
and men sent to the iront. What the
men, who are thus engaged, have had
to contend against is, ttiat as soon as
any action was taken in the direction
mentioned, it was misrepresented and
given to the preBs. They wanted to
move quietly, but as soof. as an enquiry
was made in Toronto from Ottawa it wa-
at once made public. Some weeks ago
Col. Foster wrote the 12ih battal;on in
regard to the number of men and officers
available. The letter found its way to
the press. Britain, however, does not
want a large contingent. The latest information from the War Office is that a
couple of units, or 500 in all, will suffice.
In other words, it is sentiment, and not
strength, that is required. No officer
higher than a major will be required to
go, which goes to bIiow that the contingent will be attached to the imperial
corps. Whenever the authorities decide upon it, the contingent will be able
to sail, aa there is little doubt that as
Boon as Laurier returns final details will
be decided upon and the public duiy advised of the same.
Times are looking better, in a mining
sense, than we have seen for many
months, and the mineral of this distiict
is commanding as much interest from
outsiders as by our own people.
O. T. Harris came in from Tyauchton
on a business trip, Saturday, returning
on Monday.
Messrs. D. Hurley, Wm. Young, Nat.
Coughlin and H. Atwood, arrived from
the Lorne mine, Saturday.
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