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The Prospector Jul 14, 1899

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Vfel. 2 No. i.
$2.00 a year.
Thirty-two Day. Run of the Arrastra Results
Come to Over $700.
The cleanup at the Lorne arrastra on
Cadwallader took place about the first of
the month-, and   after thirty.ao   days
run aud crushing about thirty tons of
.rock, the owners secured a little over 48
onn2jp»f amalgam, which will amount
Fivfpien were at work and kept the
arrastra going day and night.   The rock
r was taken of the face of the ledge where
(work was done last year.     The results
were very satisfactory and convince the
fownerB that they have a good property.
The men who have been working came
to town last Saturday, and the owners
held a meeting the first of the week to
'devise means to work the property on a
t more satisfactory scale.     The result of
jthe meeting was that the work would be
continued with the arrastra during the
eeaeon with G. Ward in charge.
Supplies were sent in the first of the
'week with Messrs. Young and Coghlan
who will work on the property and Mr.
I Ward will leave tomorrow.
The Lorne has excellent indications
(and all who visited the property say it
lias as fine a showing with true veins as
there is in the district.     The owners of
1 th'iB property are Wm. Young, N. Oogh-
lan, J. R. Williams, J. F. May, J. A.
, Marray, D. Hurley and   W. J. Aber-
, crombie.
Stage Held Up.
On Saturday July let, the mail stage
! between Greenwood and Camp McKin-
..ney was held up by two highwaymen at
1 Johnson creek, 12 miles from McKinney.
As the stage, driven by Joe Snodgruss,
I was ascending a hill  two masked men
stepped from behind the trees, covered
uthe stage with   revolvers, and  ordered
the driver to throw out the mail.     He
J; diu eo without resistance, as each bandit
had two revolvers. The robbers then
(ordered the daver to goon. The men
■t were interrupted in rifling the 12 sacks
'.of mail by the arrival of two freighting
^teams. They cut open three sacks and
[escaped with one taking the Greenwood
.registered mail. The other mail waB recovered by the freighters.
It is supposed they were after the
(.monthly bank returns and a package
t,from Timber Inspector Murray contain-
|iBg $1,600.
t.   The  highwaymen   probably  escaped
I across the boundary line, which is only
..wo miles distant from Johnson creek.
Big Demonstration In August.
\ 1 A largely attended meeting was held,
j last week in the Pioneer Hall, Victoria
fB. C. to further arrangements for- hold-
ling RJCiety day celebration in August. It
j was decided to hold the event, this year
An nil journed meeting of the Board of License
O.eminid-'ioners will be held on Friday, the 21st
<Uy of July 1899, in the court house, Lillooet, at
4 o'clock, in the -afternoon to consider the application of John Collum, hotel license, at Sucker
Creek. L. (J. BURNS,
Chief License Inspector,
West Lillooet.
on the 12th of August, commemorating
the meeting of the first legislature of
British Columbia, which met at Victoria
on August 12 1856. Reports were read
showing that a great deal of interest is
manifested among the secret socities
of the neighboring cities, and the indications point to a large attendance of
society men in Victoria on that day.
Committees were appointed to
make all arrangements necessary to
provide entertainment in the way of
sports and games.
Charge With Champetry.
The benchers of the law society met at
Victoria last week and discussed the
charge of champerty made against at-
torneyjgeneral Martin by the defendant
in the Canessa vs. Nicholl litigation.
The allegation is that Martin agreed with
Canessa to take charge of his suit on
condition of receiving a share in the land
involved should he be successful. This
acceptance of a contingent fee is permissible in Manitoba and many of the states
but is against law here. The legislature
discussed the matter fully some time ago
and rejected the proposition to make it
lawful. The benchers decided to investigate the charge provided Nicholl
tiles an affidavit in support of his statement..	
Northern Humor.
The following is going the rounds of
the American press on the Sound: "A
gentleman who had arrived from the
Porcupine district a few days since at
Skaguav was loudly extolling the praiees
of the Porcupine country, when he used
the remark: 'It is one of the richest
mining fields in Alaska, and will be all
right for years to come, provided the d—d
Canadians do not get a holt of it."
Lieut.-Gov. Mclnnes, who chanced to be
in the seat just in front of the speaker
turned around and said: 'Yes, T guess
that i. right. Look out, for the Canadians: they are a bad lot.' Theie was a
general laugh, but there was a question
as to whom the laugh was on."
Declined Before Invited.
Several members of the opposition cau&
used at Victoria and decided not to have
nothing to do with any coalition with
the Semlin government should any he
proposed. This settles the Helmcken
proposition with respect to the portfolio
of attorney-general. The suggestion is
now made that Charles Wilson, Q.C., of
Vancouver will be invited to be attorney-
Bachelors and Bicycles.
The Hessian Diet at Berlin has passed
a measure, requiring bachelors to pay 25
per cent more income tux than married
men. It has also placed a tax of five
marks p*r annum on bicycles, unless
they are used for business purposes. A
proposal to double tax female bicyclists
was defeated by a narrow majority.
News is to hand in railway offices that
there has been a change of classification
made in connection with the amount of
goodsjconveniently known as aca-load.
Heretofore the amount has been 24,000
lbs., bat this has been changed to 30,000
lbs. Shippers are specially notified of
thi change, which affects all the railway
lines in the west.
J. Briscoe Cherry returned from a
business trip to the coast citieB Thursday evening.
Miss Sarah Hutchinson of New West-
mins er is visiting Mrs. Robert Cumming at Pavilion Mills.
Some very nice trout are being caught
in Oayoosh creek and with the campers
it is " no fis\ 1.0 breakfast."
A. W. Smith, M. P. P., who has been
on a trip to Victoria on political business is expected  home on  todays stage.
E. A.Wallace who spent some time in
this section last year returned to town
this week from Lytton where he has
been during his absence.
Quite a nnmberof mineral claims have
been staked on Cayoosh creek the past
few weekB and the predictions that Cayoosh creek is dead, is a delusion.
Tuesday afiernoon a 40-65 rifle was
lost from a packhorse between J. Dunlop's and town. Pat Devannah will be
very much obliged if the--finder would
return it to him.
In another column will be found a
notice of a meeting of the license hoard
to consider the application of John
Collum for a liquor license for his house
at Sucker creek.
John Marshall has received numerous
applications for the position of teacher
for the public school. A male teacher
who has good recommendations is receiving consideration by the bo.ird.
I). J. Ferriter and M. Signor who
have been in Bridge river district for
several months arrived in town this
morning and will go to the coast in a
few days. They will return and prospect
the distiict further this year.
John Collum will leave tomorrow
with supplies for his house at Sucker
creek having had to wait to put his
business in good shape. E. O. Delong
has purchased a half interest in the
business at Sucker creek although Mr.
Collum will have charge and will
accommodate the traveling public.
Arthur Noel has received the appointment of postmaster at Cadwallader. As
soon as the necessary papers are arranged the office at Cadwallader will be
opened. A post office will also be opened at Tyauchton but aa yet it ia not
learned who is to be the postmaBter.
At a meeting of the school board a few
weeks ago the secretary of the board made
a motion to ask tbe legislature of California to change the name of the capital of
that state so as to correspond with the
geographies used in the Lillooet school.
By so doing it would not necessitate the
changing of the books here.
All those who are interested in athletic
should turn out and help the few enter
prising men who are clearing the ground
in the east end.
E. 8 Peters, J. P., leaves tomorrow
for Cadwallader to be absent several
F. H. Kinder is in town and will attend
to any artistic painting needed by our
M. Gaynor and J. B. McPhail are
working on one Gaynor's claims on Mc-
Gi livray creek.
J. W. Collin left the first of the week
for Boundary creek to look over the
mining business there.
Nothing is being done at the dredger
at present. Everything is in readiness
to start work as soon as the water begins
to lower.    _	
John Bond returned a couple of weeks
ago to Pemberton Meadows from Clover-
tale bringing back with him i. wife and
daughter and will settle on his preemption.
The men who have been working on
the Gilfoil claims, Seaton Lake, came
down about a week ago and will
pr I ab y return later to continue the
Work has commenced on a government trail from Squamish on the coast
to the Pemberton meadows. The trail
will he built on a wagon road grade and
will be a distance of about sixty miles.
Quite a number of prospectors are out
in the vicinity ot McGillivray creek.
There is quite a lot of good ground in
that neighborhood and of some extent
where there will be some good claims
A chinaman who was in the Ashcroft
jail broke out last week and made for
the Thompson river, with several people
chasing him up. He reached the river
jumped in and was drowned. Ashcroft
is the proud possessor of one of the
poorest jails in the province.
Indians Scrap.
An interesting case was heard before
C. Phair S.M., this morning. An Indian had been drunk a few days ago and
on returning to the rancherie rode into
another mans house on his horse. The
owner of the house proceeded to disfigure the intruders face and succeeded
in getting the best of the row.
A warrent was i.sued for his arrest
and Constable Burns gathered him in, a
counter charge was brought against the
first Indian for being under the influences of firewater.
The Government  Will CoMptate the Wagon
Road This Yaar.
Work is still going on to complete the
Lillooet-Lytton wagon road and although
the appropriation granted at the last session of the legislature is about exhauster.', ,
it is the intention of the government to
complete the work without delay.
About twenty men are now employed
and the road has been finished up to the
slide and the men ere making a three-
foot trail across the rock work and when
finished more men will .be able to have ,
room to work on the slide. Tte rock
work will be a hard job aa it is Beveral
hundred feet of perpendicular rick and
inclined to be ehaly in places. The distance acrosB work will be about ten
ch tins.
Wm. Rogers is foreman ef the gang of
men at work and is doing good work. It
is expected that the road will be completed in at least a couple of months.
Road Superintendent Arthur Stevenson k> eps close to the work and is watching the progress.
It is good news to learn that the road
will be completed this year* The Prospector has been informed on good authority that such is the case.
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Joseph Martin attorney-general, left
Victoria last week for a trip to California. ____
A surveyor is laying ont town lota in
Lytton to the dismay of a good many of
the resid ants who find portions of their
buildings in the street.   '   .
The water in the Fraser river rose
several feet in the last twenty-four
hours. The thermometer averages 100°
in the shade for the past couple days.
An innovation has been introduced on
the C.P.R. dining cars for lunch.    In-j,
stead of a uniform rate for  the  meal:
guests are charged according to estated
price for each article ordered.
Sir Charles Tupper celebrated bis
seventy-eight birthdc^ on Monday 3rd.
Premier Laurier took occasion te cen-.
gratulate him. He hoped -sit- Charles
would long enjoy life in the position
which he now filled.
The Nelson Tribune of the 5th says:
Charles A. Semlin was selected leader
of his party when it was in opposition.
Now that Mr. Semlin is premier, the
people Iook upon him as the real, not
the nominal head of the government. If
he wishes to change any of his colleagues
he should do bo without hesitation.
Last week it was found necessary to
remove the Rev. J. P. Bowel I, secretary
of the Methodist Conference to the insane sylum at New Westminster. The
reverend gentlemen had for several week
been attending a camp meeting at
Ohilliwack. He had also studied very
hard of late and it is thought t>>at this
is the reason of his illness.
The Fountain HvdrauHc
The bridge across the Fraser river at
the Fountain is being constructed to
convey the .pipe for the hydraulic elaim
across the river. Mr. Southard is-doing
good work and so far has met with success in his work. The cable bridge will
be completed in the course of a few
weeks and the pipe will then be laid
across. If no accident happens, Mr.
Southard will have his hydraulic proposition working in a short time,
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Published every Friday.
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Pkoi-rietor.
As announced last week the Hon C. A.
Semlin requested the resignation of Hon
Joseph Martin as attorney-general. Tiiit-
the attorney-gene'al refused to do and
has aiied his views about the pretn.ei
and others of the executive council in
the press. Lieutenant-governor Mclnnes
is at present in Atlin trying to assist in
clearing the muddle in mining attain
at that place, and nothing can be done
until his return. Considerable talk is
going around and it i. predicted that
coalition will take place. The cabinet
crisis can not be healed and the chances
are that the fceuilin government will go
to the country again.
At present very little information i-
avtiilable as to how the crisis is going to
turn out. There has been much dis-
fcension in the cabinet of late and it wa_
bound to come to a head. Martin had a
good chance in British Columbia, and
while he lasted made himself heard, but
ne will be a thing of the past shortly.
The Province, which has upheld Martin and has boosted him from the start,
is trying to squirm out and is putting
the blame on Hon. F. Cotton and bringing Dominion politics into the matter.
As to bringing Dominion politics into
this affair is all rot, as anyone who
knows the condition of affairs in the
province for the past year, well
knows that the Hon. Jos. Martin has
creattd the dhati.faction, and it waB
through him that so much dissension
came in the ranks of the government
The present government seems to have
had great luck. The main thing which
it succeeded in doing was to get into on-
siderable trouble in a verv short time.
The outcome of the political fracas is
anxiously watched for, the Semlin
government is in power, Turner party i.
a back number and will be a hard proposition to revive. Tlieie is now some
talk of forming a progressive party and
making a pick of the best men through-
nut the province. A good progressive
party with only provincial politics will
receive much support throughout the
The appropriation for the completion
of the Lillooet-Lytton wagon road will
not be sufficient to complete the road
»__ the government will have to make
an order-in-council to increase the
appropriation. The estimates given by
the road superintendents were considerably lower than what will be expended on this work. It is absolutely
necessary that this work should be completed this year and it is hoped that the
government will push the work to completion and not let it remain over
another year.
The trail to Bridge River could jtand
some work done on it. This should be
done at once and give the people a
chance to open up the district. We
doubt if any place in the world has so
much development woik done and such
good properties, and hat as poor a trail a«
the one that leads into the Bridge river
The Prospector with this issue changes
its size somewhat making it larger and
more -o.venient. With the prospects ahead for the West Riding of
Lillooet. The Prospector intends to
vlll_ with it and the probabilitiei-
" ~~' ^another   year   th*
leased in size.
British Columbia will be relieved of its
offer in connection with the Pacific
cable as Great Britain has now advised
the Canadian Gover ment that it will
assume its proportion of the cost and
take the interest in the project as
original proposed.
Joseph Martin it is rumored will be i
candidate for the Atlin district
From reports from that section he wi'
be received with open arm*.
The Ashcroft Journal (the only paper
published in the county of Cariboo?),
has a bad attack of the anti-alien legislation fever again.
Even-Handed Justice In Atlin.
The first civil court held in Atlin commenced its session two weeks ago Mr.
justice Irving presiding. Only a few
cases of minor importance came up du'-
ing the first few days, but in the case of
Brayer vs. Harrison a decision was rendered that put at rest the fears of the
Americans in the district that justice
would be administered on the all-Canadian plan. Brayer, the plaintiff, located
a bench claim on Spruce creek last fall,
and upon attempting to record it was
told by gold commissioner Rant that he
had not then time to record bench claims.
Rant was appointed by the Turner government. Soon after the mining recorder's office was closed for winter and Brayer wa. obliged to wait for spring. In the
meantime the alien law was passed and
Harrison, a British subject, was advised
of tne circumstances by a friend occupying the adjoining creek claim, and proceeding on the more less popular idea of
jumping everything American, relocated
the claim and commenced active work,
spending, all told, about $400 in development and taking out considerable gold.
Brayer reappearing, the claim was laid
over by gold commissioner Graham, who
was appointed to office by the Semlin
Government, and on Friday judge Irving,
in a scathing manner, rendered a decision
against Harrison, and peremptorily ordered him to take his belongings and
quit the ground now occupied by him,
and pay all costs of the case.
The Tax Will be Increased
An Ottawa despatch says it is stated
here as on the whole probable that the
government will undertake to meet the
view of tne Pacific coast for an increase
of the poll tax on the Chinese to $500.
This announcement will come as a surprise to those who expected that in view
of the protest made by China against
hostile legislation no advance would be
made in the present tax.
The Transvaal Concessions.
Pretoria, July 8.—After an all-day secret session, the Volksraad, today, appointed a committee of five to draft a
franchise reform bill. The Government
proposals comprise a revision of the
Redistribution Act, and provide for the
Uitlanders obtaining the franchise by
nin^ year's residence. They are to be
allowed to exercise the right immediately.        '_	
An Ottawa despatch says: At3:25 a.m.
yesterday the House divided on the second reading of the Redistribution bill,
which was carried by 77 for to 41 against
a majority of 36 for the government. It
was a straight party rote, with the ex-
repiionof Messrs McCarthy and Stubbs,
Independents, whevoted with the Government.
The Conservative of South Winnipeg
have nominated Hugh John McDonald
as candidate for the Legislature. Martin,
ix M.P.P. as nominated, will oppose
Roblin, conservative, in Woodlai.ds.
Soo Pacific Line
Days Across the
Continent by the
 I        LIMITED."
The fastest and best equipped
train   crossing   the
Trains leaving the Pacific
coast Tuesday, Thursdays and
Saturdays connect at Fort
William with the palatial
lake steamers " Manitoba,"
" Alberta " and " Athabasca"
across the great lakes.
For full information a. to time, rates, etr.
also copies Of Canadian Pacific Ry„ publications apply to any agent 0, P. It., or to
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent, Vancouver, B. C.
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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.
R.F.Anderson &C»
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Mi ers Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Russel Wire Fencing.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co,
Our Specialties:
_c_v_>_:x.oo_?s, _B o.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
W. F. Allen  Proprietor.
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First Class Hotel in every respect.     Accommod._Bon
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished,      ommercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
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Headquarters tor the H. C- Express Stages.
Hotel Victoria
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This hotel being new and thoroughly finished throughout' is the only first
class hotel \{.i Lillooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at tin: Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with tbe hotel. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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LILLOOET,           -                     - B.C.
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.     ■■—"
As soon as the Lillooet-Lytton road is completed we will run a through stage
from Lytton to Lillooet. At present we have rigs at both ends of the road which
will take you as far as possible, and we supply saddle horses for tbe rest of the
trip.   By starting from Lytton over twenty miles is saved when going to Lillooet.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B L
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
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Post Office and Telegraph Office in connection. - Freight teams plying once a
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
W. CUMMING. Agent, Lillooet B. C. (^
Storage & Forwarding Agts
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle railway charges and forward to
lestiuatiou without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY & Co THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET. B. 0., FRIDAY, JULY  H. 1899.
Vancouver Politicans.
The men of Vancouver who are worrying themselves ov. r th. Semlin Government should not forget that the people who defeated the Turner party are
not all reeidents of Vancouver. A few
of them live in Kootenay, a few more
live in Yale, a small number live in Lillooet, and a number live in Caiilxn.
These men are represented on the floor
of the House by men who will not submit to dictation from the political hogs
of Vancouver. Vancouver, with its four
. members, would not cut a very with
swath in the Legislature without barking from Yale, Lillooet, Caril o , and
Kootenay. As long as the Vaneouvei
members, in or out of the Cabinet, conduct themselves as units of the party of
which Mr. Semlin is the recognized head
all will go well; once they proclaim
ionnc^^Ives the whole party, they will
. r*^95mething drop. The great Interior
holdV4he balance of power, and the politicians of the coast will realize it once
they try to get all four feet in the
political feeding trough.—Nelson "Triune."        	
The Eight Hour Law.
"If I had a mine in the Slocan I woulc
pay $3.50 a day, and by doing so I would
get the pick of the best miners on the
Pacific slope," is the way  a mining man
, of long and varied experience, now a
resident of Nelson, put it, says the
^'Tribune." He has recently been
through the Slocan  country, and,  by
! observation and inquiries, found that
the best miners had left the country. He
\ maintains that it is always economy to
employ skilled workers in a mine, and
that a skilled worker is cheap at $3.50 a
I day than an unskilled one at $3. The
payment of $3.50 for an eight hour day
i would bring to  British   Columbia  the
1 best miners in America.    The payment
I of 43 will not only urive the good men
a a ay, but will keep other giod men from
coming here to fill their places.
CARGILE HOUSE, ashcroft.
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated. Oil r;r
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.
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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,    Kejair
Orders by mail or express pun< tually attended to.
Dreyfus in France.
Dreyfus has landed, but not at Brest.
He came ashore at Quiberlon, almost unnoticed, a white haiied, white bearded,
shrunken and stopping o'd man. His
body is wasted and weakened, but not
his spirit. With an immense power oI
self control, ironical, dispainful, he
comes again to France as the central
figure round which a dishonored nation
will create a few more pages of history,
let us hope, not so disgraceful wanting
in justice, as some already recorded.
The whole civilized world will watch
with intense interest to see whether the
tricolor will emerge from the ordeal with
honor again as one of its high standards,
for it is France that is on its trial rather
than Dreyfus.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B.C.
and Contractors
Sole agents:
M. Beatty k sons Dredging Machinery.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room  free.
Tommy, aged four, wanted to sit at the
I dinner table one day when the company
was present, but was sent away with
the remark that his  whiskers  weren't
Jong enough for him to sit there.     He
fwa. given his dinner at a  small  table
[by himself and while he was  eating  a
pet cat came purring about him,    "Oh,
no away," said Tommy. "Your whiskers
Jare big enough to eat at the  company
The death occured Sunday 2nd July,
i>y drowning, in the Ohilliwack slough,
}f Alexander McDonald one of the oldest
cettlers in the Fraser valley.    "Sandy"
IcDonald was mail carrier in former
{days, but of late years he had been engaged in ferrying passengers across the
Eraser River at Ohilliwack.
IA New Kind of Coal.
In a paper on a dialect of New Found-
land Dr. Patterson saj., "We have
heard of a good janitor of a church who
had his feelings hurt by being obliged to
use 'antichrist' coal'—Household Word..
"I tell you what it is," said the silly
little fish to his long-headed mother, "1
Jiave been following your advice and let-
[ting those  nice,   plump,  juicy  worm*
.lone long enough.    I am now going oft
>u my own hook."   And so he did.
"I propose ," began the deliberate
3..1 liu^yer, who had   called   around   to
I see fe^Diing widow on business, when
the vivacious client exclaimed: I
accept 1"   They are now partners.
The 7th Regiment of New York recently held Ms encampment at PeekskilI,
N. Y. In the devine service of last Sunday there was a form of prayer for the
people of "the two great countries of
common race, tongue, and faith. Great
Britain and the UniM States," asking
that they be bound with cords of mutual
respect, justice and charity, and that
their strife might be fur worthy and
noble ends.
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to*A. Stevenson.
Business established 1WW.
Contractors for the design and construction of complete stamp mills, concentration,
clornation, cyanide and smelter equipments
Peterboro Ont., and Vancouver, B. C.
General Herchandise and
Miners Supplies.
The Winnipeg Tribune, Liberal though
it is fires this well-deserved shot: "When
a political party ceases to have a reason
for its existance above and oeyond the
mere desire of its leaders for office, and
of their followers for the spoils, it becomes a mere machine, and is a menace
to the well-being of the community."
She: "When are you going to give
me the money to buy that new dress?"
He: "Next week." 'That's what you
said last week." "Yes, and that's what
I say now, and am going to say next
week. I ain't the kindofa man who
says one thing one week and another
thing next week."
Gavin Hamilton, Jr., and Miss Eagle,
of Williams Lake were married at Williams Lake on Wednesday, the 28th ult.
"And is she really the trained singer
Lslic claims to be?" "Beyond a doubt.
j she can sing 'Comin' through the rye'
Lo that nobody can tell what it is without
[looking at the programme.
A Kansas editress says that "the
world is full of howling, eight-hour men
with patient fourteen-hour wives.
Uncle inquired of little Bobby if he had
been a good little boy. Bobby: "No,
lhavn't." Uncle: "Why I hope you
Juven't been very bad." Bobby: "Oh
just comfortable."
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGlLLlVRA      Proprietor.
First-class a ceo m rood a
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.     Stable in con
J M, Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Properties Bondeo:
Vancouver. B, (J'
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.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
... . And be sure that each Cigar is branded, other-
TTNWAT.TT   i .vise they are not genuine. I
a iii rr -__.lv___. .    xhey are not only made of the Choicest To-J
,,_„___, __ I b.ceo but are  of  home   manufacture,   and
MINERS' SUPPL1LS a Specialty. : should be patronised by all good citizens.
Tin Shop in connection. | WM-T,SA„mR,
ASHCROFT and LILLOOET, B. C. j 123 Water Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
N. de Kevser ashcroft
Manufacturing Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying
Glasses, Compasiea 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 youreye.*te«e_1 ree
in the most scientific way, Spectacles and eyeglasses sent on a?prova to responsible par jes. Tell distance, you ran read the smallest newspaperSprint and
age.   We will guarantee satisfaction.   Repairing department a specialty
Leland House
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets
^^^^^^   VANCOUVER, B. (5
li^M-CXiToi-r, _p_RO_?.
J. R. Williams is up at Bridge river
looking after his mining interest.
The Rev. Bastien held service in the
church of England last Sunday morning.
John Collum from Sucker creek spent
a few days in town this week on business.	
Arthur Noel and.. B. McPhail arrived
in town last Saturday afternoon from
Bridge river.
T. A. Brett, H. Attwood and W.
Downs left Tuesday morning for Mc-
Gillivray creek.
Miss A. J. Davidson the school teacher
left on last Saturdays stage and will remain in Vancouver.
Mrs. Jackeon and Miss Jackson left
Tuesday morning by Hurley & Cameron's stage for Lytton.
A. Richey left the first of the week for
a visit to Harrison Hot spring, expect*
ing to be absent some time.
T. Mowson has the ferry running at
Jack's Landing and now man and beast
can be crossed on the scow.
A. McDonald road superintendent returned from East Lillooet Tuesday and
is now up Bridge River way.
Wednesday, 12th July was Orange Day.
R. Terry is out to Pemberton this week
with the mail.
J. F. Gibson left  Tuesday for a trip
through Bridge River.
Mrs. T. A. Brett  ia  visiting at  Mrs.
John Marshall for a few days.
The general election for the province
were held one year ago, July 9th.
Glenn & Richardson are ground sluicing on the Alhambra mineral claim neat
the-Lorne.       _
Miss Wonderly from The Fountaii.
hydraulic property was visiting in towi.
Sunday morning the Rev J. E. Gar-
lener will hold services at Cayoosh
reek at Jensen's house.
Quite a number of campers are out at
the summer resort on Cayoosh and Lake
J. Letalien has lumber on the ground
and will erect a residence adjoining T
A. Brett's place.
N. Coughlan, W. Young and G. Ward
of the Lorne gang arrived in town last
Saturday evening.
A pleasant evening w<ts spent at the
residence of H. Hodge Monday evening
by a number of young people.
Col. G. T. Rives left last Saturday
morning for Vancouver on business.
He will be away several days.
W. G. C. Manson and family from The
Grange arrived in town this week and
are camped near Lake creek.
A. W. Smith, M.P.P., left on thestage
Saturday morning for Vicoria to watch
further development in the cabinet row.
D. Hurley, of the Victoria House made
a trip to Ashcroft this week via Lytton
and reports everything as quiet.
O. A. Harthorne, R. Atknis and J.
Jat is ie urned tl e first of the wi ek from
a trip into the Bridge river.
Rev. J. E. Gardner is building an
addition to the Methodist parsonrge and
expects in several weeks to move Mrs.
Gardner to Lillooet.
L. G. Burns, constable, returned from
his trip to Sucker creek Monday evening where he had been inspecting a
liquor license application.
W. H. Miller has made considerable
improvements in his cottage in the east
end of town and has now one of the
neatest residences in town.
Mrs. R. H. Brett and family and Mrs
L. G. Burns aid family left Tuesday for
Cayoosh creek where they will spend
several weeks camping out.
Established 1886
Incorporated 1895.
Kill; McFEELEI & Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Betail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies.
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies
Agents for The Giant Powder Co., San Francisco.
Paul Santini
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
Mas. Martley of the Grange is in town
and is visiting Mrs. C. Phair. Mrs.
Martley has been very ill for some time
but is now able to be about again.
W. J. Stockand. P. D.vannah, and F.
Tinkham who have been employed on
tbe Bend'Or mill came down Tuesday
J. Donnelly who has been working on
the Lillooet-Lytton road for several
weeks arrived in town on Tuesday and
will remain in this vicinity.
J. J. Harwood, who has been mining
in Bridge River the past season arrived
in town Tuesday afternoon on bnsiness.
Mrs. F. Appleyard entertained a
number of her friends Thursday to afternoon tea at her residence on Seaton lake.
J. Preston Forde and Mrs. Forde left
town the first of the week and will reside
at the Cache mill site. Mr. Forde is
engineer in charge of the work for the
new syndicate.
R B. Skinner and James Brady, left
the Mission last Sunday for their trip to
Bridge River district. They visited
McGillivray creek and their report will
be known later.
CD. Wray who has been around this
section for some time and lately employed on the Lillooet-Lytton wagon
road left the first of the week for the
Nicola country where he will work on
Graves' ranch.
The scow for the ferry at Sucker creek
is being built and John Collum who has
the charter expects to haw it in running
shape shortly.
"Bones" reports meeting a deer, goat
and bear on the road from the town to
the Cache this week. He said he has
carried his rifle for four years and never
had such an opportunity before. Being
tired he tied tbe rifle on the pack horse
which wandered off the trail and was
lost sight of by Bones. Some people
may not believe this as it is reported that
Bones has "defective eyesight."
C_f.BIsrB_RA.I_i     2&tt-&OTIA.lXTl
Miners Supplies."--^p^
__I__IiOO_BT, 3. O.
Branch Store at Bridge River where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Mm
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. S. Bell's new etote'.nildingis about
completed, the finishing touches being
now put on. It is up-to-date and is a
credit to the contractors.
A. A. Brett and George Doherty »-e
cam pine at the creek near Marshall*
dam. They took a "Micky" along with
them for mosquito bites.
Lillooet, H. Ci
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.G
Mrs. B. Appleyard wife of the Rev. B.
Appleyard, of Port Essington, up the
coast, arrived in town last Friday even-
inn and is visiting Mr. and Mrs F.
Appleyard while on her way to Toronto
to visit friends. She will return again
in a few months to labor in the missionary field, in which she and her husband have been doing for some time.
Jas. and Wm. Brett and Jas H. S.
Rowbottom went up Cayoosh creek
Wednesday to secure soma claims above
the Cache which tbey have had their
eyes on for some time.
Notary I'ubllc, Accountant and
XHning   Broker
Reports on Mining Vroperti.s.
The themometer the last few days
has been climbing up pretty high about
mid day. The warm weather has set
in and the snow remaining on the hills
will be reduced shortly.
The young men of the town have been
putting in their spare time cleaning the
few vacant lots in the east end of town
for athletic purposes. Its a good move
and should receive all the encouragement possible. Baseball supplies have
heen ordered and should arrive shortly
Md the toys will, the* beable-to see
what they can do. At present there ,s
Tchancetoplay the Ashcroft baseball
tean.3omew_ere   between   the  two
• ns, probably at Martley's Place      A
v____j meet this week and decide what
in the matter.
Wm. Cumming, sr., and Mrs. Cum
ming left Wednesday morning for a
weeks trip through the district on
pleasure. They will go to Clinton then
Ashcroft returning by Marble canyon
road. Wm. Cumming, jr., has charge of
the store during his fathers absence.
VANCOUVER, - - - - B, C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department 1b unex
celled tor tine work. Leave your orders with
the postmaster who will have it attended to as
well as if you cainc nersonally.
Whole-tale    and     Retail   of   I_.ii.ht,
and Heavy Harness.
'Saddles, Vehicles, Saddlery Hardware, and
Harness Leather.
Quotations by mail forwarded on application.
412 HASTINGS ST., Vancouver, B.C.
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty.
-_3_v_csr_K OF
THE ASHCROFT BRANCH is the most convenient Bank for Lillooefand'all
places in the Cariboo district. Money received on deposit. Drafts issued and collections-made
in any part of Canada, Great Britain and the United States. c\
Gold r>ti_t and Amalgam Purchased
J. M. Mackinnon and J. Scott came in
on Mondays stage from Vancouver and
left the next morning for the Bend'Or
mines, on Cadwallader creek with
Arthur Noel. Arthur Noel and Mr. Mac
kinnon are large shareholders in the
Bend'Or mines company and will spend
a couple weeks looking over the property
and be,on hand when the mill commences work.
Notice is hereby given tnat all pre-emptors or
purchasers of Crown lands from whom the purchase money remaining unpaid on such lands
is overdue, are required to make full payment
of such balance, together with interest thereon,
if any is due, within twelve months from the
date of this notice, failing which, their records
or agreements concerning such lands are liable
to cancellation, ks provided bv section 38 of the
" Land Act." P. CARTER-COTTON.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department, Victoria, B. C.
23nd June, WM.
Brick Block, next to Bank of B. N. A., Ashcroft, B. CC
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 i«'
the trouble, and medicines, etc.. will be promptly forwarded.
Dr. Clarke's office at the store.


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