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The Prospector Feb 10, 1899

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Vol. i. No. 31
$2.00 a year.
Mr. ChM. F. Law, of Vancouver,  who
I a few months ago secured a. bond on the
jLorne group of claims on Cadwallader,re-
jturnsd to Lillooet last Monday evening.
[He has just returned  from  a  trip to
' Montreal and  Toronto where  he had
been interviewing capitalists to invest
(.money in this section.   He secured the
necessary means for the Lome proposition and will start at once opening up the
property, backed by a strong syndicate.
s- The work to be carried  on   will  be ta
sink a compartment shaft, four by six
feet, one hundred feet deep, lagged and
timbered.   It is expected the shaft will
be completed in  about  three months.
J. R. Williams will  have charge of the
work and left yesterday with  a gang of
1 seven men from town.   About one ton
of supplies have been purchased and  i_
being packed in by Indians.     Prospecting work will  also  be done   on other
portions of the group.
The Lome group is composed of three
' full claims, the Marquis, Lome and
» Golden King. Last summer the owners
did quite a bit of surface and prospecting work on the Lorne vein, and also
built an arrastra which they ran for*
month with fairly good success. The
Lorne vein is about 4 feet wide on the
surface and shows up in excellent shape
and with rich ror-k. The arrastra was run
for about thirty days in all, running
about a week at a time, and the results
were a saving of about $1,000 out of 80
tons of rock crushed. The tailings were
all saved as it was estimated that only
60 per cent, of gold was saved by this
primitive method of mining.
The Lorne is a first-class property and
everyone who has seen it has been perfectly satisfied that it will become one
of the best properties in the district.
The people in whose hands it is at present intend to go to work and thoroughly
open up' the property in such a shape
that when it is necessary to put in machinery they will ha>« sufficient ore on
the dump and the workings in such a
■nape that the work can go right ahead
without a stop.
Mr. Law is a man of practical experience in mining and knows what is
neceisary for a working of thiu kind and
will have the affairs conducted in proper
shape. The opening of the Lorne means
considerable for this section and with the
advent of such a strong syndicate in our
midst as the one Mr. Law represents
' means that it will only be a short time
until others will become interested in
the Lillooet district and make known to
the world the richness of the country.
' Mr. Law will remain in town for a few
days to'see that everything is properly
arranged for working before leaving for
the coast.
Seaton lake.   The steamer   Minnehaha
was to leave to-day for the Mission with
the first load.   Arthur Noel has  about
fifty horses and a number of sleds ready
and as soon as the freight arrives will1
take it at once  to the summit, keeping
the whole thing as clo e together as dos-
sible.   After  reaching Jacks Landing!
dear sailing will be had if the weather
continues as at present.   The work of
moving the machinery  will - be pushed
ahead as fast as possible, and if no un-
forseen accidents happen the machinery
should be on the ground in six weeks or
a couple of  months.   Fred Appleyard'
will take the machinery up the lake and
Mr. Noel will take it the rest of the way
Bend'Or Mill.
R. H. Wood who had charge of building the dam and preparing the mill site
at the Bend'Or mines arrived in town
last Friday evening and left on the stage
next morning for a short viltt to Vancouver. He has everything in readiness
for the arrival of the machinery and will
bring back with him a few millwrightr
to help, htm. complete the work;       ;    '"
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The Me May.
The ledge on the lower tunnel
distance of one hundred feet has
struck on the Ida May property,
ledge is about three feet in width
shows up good quartz. Work will dis-
CJntii ue on the tunnel and t •
work of sinking on \ the ledge in the
upper workings will be commenced with
the intention of sinking on the ledge for
a dibtance of 50 feet. The work will be
continued with seven men working day
and night shifts.
A Bold, Bad nan.
A row in the "unwashed" circles
took place Tuesday evening and the result was that one man had a very s*>re
head the next morning. A dusky maid
of sage brush, with whisky,was the cause
of the trouble* A gun was brought into
play by the bold, bad man and being on
the war path, he ran up against the
wrong men, and when attacked, retaliated very<<hammerously"with the bad
man's gun. The affair was soon brought
to a close by the injured man being
taken home, and the next day he received medical attendance to his injured
Editor Tuhs Prospector,—Sir:   It is
the duty of the government to protect
persons and property ; and it is also the
duty of the government to protect citizens from all local nuisances; and it is
the duty of society: to protect every child
who resides within its proper  jurisdiction from all external influences which
tend to violate its.body and  corrupt its;
mind.    I go still  further.    It is the
moral duty of society to protect every;
child from  obscenity and    profanity.!
These are poisons to the mind at much as
miasms are poisons to the body.   What
right has any one to use obscene language or utter profane oaths in the pretence of my child, or you child, or any
child?   No one will pretend that he has
or can have any right to mar, deform or
maim anyone's child in the body.   Why
is he allowed to mar and   deform its
spiritual nature?   A person who is profane or obscene in bis daily walk or conversation is a moral leper in society. His
touch is degradation; his breath is contamination.    He should   no  more be
allowed to associate with children than
the aaioial suffering with the "rinderpest" etiooJd: be permitted to remain in
the pnerane with the rest of the herd.
' There is a place in out* town known to
the "boy." as the Pest House or White
OniOn.   How long is the present tenant
to be allowed to carry on his  infamous
A man by the name of Job is mentioned in the bible as having great patience. The people of Lillooet must be
possessed with twice Job's patience to
tolerate the "Pest House''nuisance. If
the Pest House tenant does not change
his ways, he will probably be treated in
the same manner as panders are in other
parts of the country, via:—A liberal
coat of tar and feathers; and ridden out
of town on a rail. Citizen.  .
twenty people took n short spin around
the lake on the steamer Minnehaha. On
arrival at the lauding three''liter.- and a
tiger were given for the success of the
new boat.
The enterprise shown by the owner in
putting on such a steamer is appreciated
by all interested in the   Welfare  of the
country.   The nueaufe of travel over S^a1-
ton lake has been a dread 10 many going
•nto'Bridge river or McGillivray creek,
as a long and hard ptall in a boat was to
be encountered or go over a   miserable
and dangerous trail  along side  of the
lake.   The getting in of supplies to the
numerous camps along the trail will be
greatly lessened by being  able to  take
them to the Mission   without  the hard
work heretofore experienced.   For  the
present the Minnehaha will   be able to
handle tne freight, but it  is hoped that
in a very short time the  traffic will be
increased eo that a larger  boat  will be
on the run and that Mr. Appleyard will
receive his reward for making civilisation nearer in  travelling.     Success to
the Minnehaha. is the wish of  all  in
Lillooet and Bridge river.
..     Ucef aU Oeaeret'News.
The skating rink has been slightly
demoralized this week again on account
of the warm weather and enow. ^
Bend 'Or Machinery.
About 1,800 pounds of machinery for
the Bend 'Or nines arrived in town dur-
A poor man lay dying, and his good
wife was tending him with homely, but
affectionate care. "Don' t you think you
could eat a bit of something, John? Now,
what can I get for you?" With a wan
•mile he answered feebly: "Well, I seem
to smell a ham a-cooking somewhere;
I think I could do a little bit of that."
"Ob,  no, John, dear," she answered,
The Steamer fliiniehaha.
The steamer Minnehaha which has
been on the ways at the Seaton lake
sawmill for the past few weeks, was
launched yesterday afternoon. The
Minnehaha is owned by Fred Appleyard
and was built by Messrs. Duguid & Miller. She is 40 feet in length with a nine
foot beam, and is a very neat little craft
The engine is five-horse power which
handles the boat with ease. The boat is
well built and the builders showed their
skill and fine workmanship on this piece
of work. The launching was witnessed
by quite a number of people from town
and took place in the afternoon. The
boat when near the water's edge was let
gently into the waters of Seaton
lake where the sat very prim, the admiration of all present, who showed their
appreciation by cheers. The engine was
in place before launching and the boiler
I and other necessaries were quickly put
j in place by the numerous willing hands
Chas. F. Law returns to Vancouver on
tomorrow's stage, and will visit Lillooet
again in the course of a few months time.
C. "Mike" Grant arrived in town on
last Monday's stage and is employed at
The Prospector office as master mechanic. •      ■■   ■ ■	
George Doherty arrived in town from
the Ida May mine the first of the week
and will remain in town for a few daya
before leaving for McGillivray creek
where he owns some good properties.
The gang of men leaving Seaton lane
last Thursday morning for the Lorne
had an exciting time. There were three
boats loaded with grub, etc., and the
men, and they had a close race as far at
could be seen up the lake by the spectators on shore.
ing the past week and was taken  out to f for the funeral."
promptly, "you can't have that.   That's {around, and inside of an hour of striking
! the waters steam   was  up and about
The residents of the west end of town
are occasionally put to a little inconvenience by tredging through several
inches of water across the roadway. The
water always seem to overflow on a dark
night. Pedestrians after striking it have
to wade through with a pleasant smile
and remarks.
The Rev. J. H. Baatin will hold
Ohurch of England service in the school
house at eleven o'clock on Sunday morning followed by the holy communion.
Through the indisposition of the Key.
Archdeacon Small, the service, as announced in last issue, had to be postponed until the 12ih. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1899.
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Published every Friday.
Payable in advance.
some material for the manufacture of
methylated spirits. It id easy to see
that if these trifiing cases were not in
breach of the Act there would be nothing to prevent large dealings. What is
true of the Ottawa Act would be just as
true of the British Columbia Act."
Hon..) ,F. Hume, will be opposed in the
Nelson bye-election by A.S. Farwell.who
was defeated by  Hume at the  general
election.   Mr. Hume'B chances  for reflection are pood.
The Provincial Government intend
passing legislation, at an early date to
amend the Municipal Clauses Act, to
provide relief in the matter of qualification for mayor and aldermen.
The Nelson Tribune says; "The Semlin government is what this province
has long needed; First, itia attending
strictly to business; second, it is hurting
the feelings of the class that imagine
they are rttlers bydivinerighta,"..
The eatim.atea were to be brought down
in the provincial legislature on Tuesday
and will be.anxiously waited for in Lil-
' looet to see what has been awarded to
the district, after the rec'otiameiidatibns
from several people''in this aecticfn.
: Victoria, at the bye-election, last
Thursday^ elected the three opposition
candidates for the provincial legislature.
The vote was similar to that cast at the
.-general election, which elected the aame
linen; Both partiea stand about on the
aame level in Victoria.
V- TheTimeSj initSiSnancialjftrticle yesterday announces that a .Qhipeee 5,peir
cent, railway loan<of-:#11400,000;, has
been arranged-riconditipnally, guaranteed by China and ^pe;G|aH^, secuired.: on
Chines? national railways^, China has:
given Great Britain a pleidgevthat these
1 raiiwaya will not be alienated to any
foreign" power.
Macpherson'a birl to amend the  Master and:Servant Act paaaed through if s
'■■' final _tage last Thursday. Incorporated
with this bill were four" new sectons
regulating the expenditure .of sums de-
ductied fro hi the wages of employees for
the purpose of providing a fund for medical attendance; ' A_ the law,now atlands
employes will have full control of monies
i thus declticted with the righ| to apjpbint
their own medical attendant.
The Minister of Finance gave notice
that the estimates would be brought
down On Tuesday.
British Columbia will, in all possibility, receive good representation at the
Paris Exposition next year. Arrangements are now being made by the board
of trades of the coast cities to push the
matter to a successful termination. The
government has received some good advice from people having considerable
experience in these matters and have
been asked to place a sum in the estimates sufficient to enable them to
make a decent exhibit at the Exposition.
During the World's Fair, at Cnicago, a
few years age, the government appropriated a sum for this purpose,, but the
allowance granted to each district was
not sufficient to get a good exhibit. It is
only hoped that the oresent government
will grant a sufficient Bum so as not to
experience the same result. A hundred
thousand dollars a pent in a scheme of
this kind would be a great advertisement
for the province, and would be returned
tenfold in a \ cry Bhort time. The mineral exhibit would be the principal one
from this province, and it alone should
receive a large Buml to place one of the
best mineral exhibits before the world;
At the Exposition Will :be the tnonied
men of Europe who will take a great in-
terest|in the mineral exhibit, and it
atands us in hand to spend a sum o'f
money for 3uch a cause.
A commissioner or man in charge of
the exhibits is being advocated by the
Vancouver board of trade, which ia tak-
ing an active part in this matter, and
they have at present under consideration a mail'well up in mining and of experience lo'takechiiHj^ the province's^
''interests;at Paris.- It i_ hoped' that the
^overhtnent will make ihe ' neceeskry.
appropriation, and-Villithe ishowing
that can' be,madetlit-' resiiha will be
ta&rvelioti-*   •"". •'"•'"•'    ?'"
Refering to the retliv meht through
disqualification of the members of the
B. C. legislature thVFree Press, .aayt:
"Thereis no Act-on.the 'statue bbolt at,
Ottawa so Vt^ict or so jealpusiy; guarded
aa the Indj pendente of Parliament A^t,
and it 'has been made more stringent
ein.ee it was passed. Undef it'Mr. Corby
lost his seait (or Wi st ■ Ha^tfrjgs, becaiihe
A)rie;of bia!cigc|)i.B sofd.to tbe ''government
!!3t _to*^ ot the Sirdar.
A arory haB cqme to the London correspondent of the "Western Dally Mer-
ctir'y".illustrative of. .the tenacity, with
which Lord Kitchener^cairies..otvt; lis
*p_rpbse. During bis rec^ sojourn,.in
;thia country: he entered, ipto personal
communication wij^h, mpsj.,pf. the great
firms engagt d i«{h;e'ma^nfactur'eof railway plant*, with a view tp Becuring the
construction Auihiedtaieiy of the bridge
which is to span the, Atbara.■•'•:, The answer given him by,.all the .firms wjia
pretty much the samerrHhcy were ..quite
full of ordere; and could n,p't„ guarantee
delivery before!July,at/thevearliesL, '£o
an ordinary official \Uis .would hayebeen
conclusive evidence that the plan would
.have to be abandoned. But the organizer of conquest in the Soudan is not an
ordinary eiftclah FiirtUng himself b&lfc- ■
ed in his project' in England he' imtiie*
diattly on his ar.rivalto Oarip cast about
lor a meani of overcoming the difficulty.
He found there in process e^di'smani ling
an iro i bridge which had done da*y. on
the Egyptian railway for some score of
years or more, and titiding tMs-was still
tierviceal)le,:ht- piouiptly artvriv xed it, and
«itd8.ak^adiy«ttn;itB w»j"$ the-'Atbara to
"be erected over the river.
W. F. Allen  Proprietor.!
:WWh * * * )K
First Class Hotel in every respect.il   Accommodation,
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably fur- ~
nished.     Commercial travelers and others  -
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
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Headquarters lor the B. C Express Stages-
. As soon aa the billooet-Lyiton road is completed we-will run a thr ;>i_h -Mage
from Lytton to Lillboei.   At present we have rigs at,hotb ends oi the mad wh • h,j
Lytton and Lillooet, B I
.3' £0
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This hotel being new arVd: thoroughly finish*'*) ilirotiiho.it is th''.on^y firsf
class hotel in liiilooet.   Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attcii'iiou hj
stopping at the Hotel VVritofia'. Good stabling inionnection with the h-.iel. lU-ad-
quarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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HliRLEY & flURRAY,       -       -       -
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LTLLOOE^'        '..«
The Bar ia Supplied with the beet Wines, Liquor_ and Cigars.-
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Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable r*'*n».       A
<^     '*£?' '<*,.    Q-BITEBAL STQUE.     <^.     <*.     ^1
Post Office and Telegraph "Office iu coiiilgcfc.    Freight teams d1uii_ o_j__^i„J
;   • rK;   s^vweel^bptv^%ri LHiooet and Ashcroft. *        *!*?"*_
LEE & ' CUMM-ING, Agents,^Li;HoOdtB;,fe -:  " '•*     '    ' THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET. B. '0; FRIDAY, FEBRUARY, 10 1899.
Chanches for Heaven.
In his characieristic way of putting
things Max O'Rell Bays it is time for a
new region to be started upon earth —
the religion of Christ. Evidently he
thinks the so-called Christianity of the
past ninteen centuries has been very far
from what real Christianity ought to be.
The article in which lie makes this suggestion, published in the current North
America is pre-eminentl" socialistic in
nature, and its termination is particularly characteristic of the author.
Speaking of the death of a poor old woman who Hold sweets lo the children of
Cowgate, in the Scottish capital, but
whose largeness of the heart prevented
her from ever letting a child who could
not afford to pay her pass her basket
without giving a sweet for love he says:
'When that old woman arrived at the
gates of heaven, there were more angels
to meet her and take her to the throne of
the Almighty than there would be for
the arrival of all the dukes in Christendom. If there are social sets in heaven
I guess that old woman ia a leader of
fashion among the four hundred there—
or my idea of heaven is altogether
Hints  to Advertisers.
Advertising is business news. It tells
of things which are of great daily importance. It is of more account to the
frugal housewife to know where she can
get certain necessary commodities at a
less price than usual than to know all
the troubles in Siam or Alaska.
The news should be news. It should
not be allowed to grow stale with repetition in the same old way.
If you can only advertise in a small
way, pick out the paper in your territory
and spend ALL of your advertising
money in that. Don't scatter. When
your business grows, and you can spend
more money, buy more space in the
( same paper, until you. are sure you are
using all you poofitably can.
The Queen's Counsel Bill.
The Queen's counsel bill was up for
second reading, in the provincial legislature, but upon Mr. Eberts'grequest,
Hon. Mr. Martin postponed the second
reading until Monday.
The Queen's counsel bill provides that
attorneys-general shall be appointed
queen's counsel, that ex-attorneys-general shall also be appointed, and that
the lieutenant-governor-in-counsel may
appoint not more than two new Q. C.'s
each year from among those who have
at least five years' standing at the bar.
In all courts the attorney-general for the
time being shall take precedence and it
shall be considered contempt of court for
counsel not appointed to appear in court
in any of the recognised insignia of a Q.
C. The effect of this last section will be
to bar Dominion Q.O.'s from wearing
their bilk gowns in provincial courts.
pitzsimmons' Money Covered.
Byracue, N. Y., Feb. 5.—Tom O'Rourke
announced here to-night: "I have forwarded to-night a certified check for
$2,500 to New York to cover Pitzsim-
mous before the club offering the large
purse. The referee and terms to be
mutually agreed upon as soon as a club
The flightiest Factor.
London, Jan. 25.—Mr. Hamilton
Brown, editor of the British Realm, received a letter to-day from Rear Admiral
Dewev, dated Manila, December 18th, in
response to a request for an ex(irtSsion
of opinion onGrnat Britain's imperial po-
icy. The admiral says: After many
years of wondering I have come to the
conclusion that the mightiest factor in
the civilization of the world is the imperial policy of England.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
First-class in  every respect.
Choice   Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars.  Sample
room   free.
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.)
Business established 1863,
General Herchandise  and
Miners Supplies.
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Coods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection,
Lillooet-Lytton Wa^on Road.
CHAS. M.G1LL1VRA.Y, Proprietor.
First-class asaomrmda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquarters for singe.    Stable in connection.
A supply of
always on hand.
WATC H ES    ; &. n_ bbbt|
AND WATCH REPAIRING.     Post Office Store.
Hook, Stationery, Soaps,
TRQREY The Jeweler     Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
tViincouver, B. C.
Offical  watch   inspector, for
n. p. u.
Twenty-six years with Messrs. Vivian it
Sons. Swansea, England.
Office and Labatory :   614 Hastings St.
Assays and Analysis made of all kinds of Ores.
The Labatory is up-to-date, with all modern
appliances, including GATES' most approved Rock Grinding^arid Crusi-
Printers' Supplies,
Jo!) Printers'
Paper Stock.
Gas and Gasoline
Engines at
Toronto Type Foundry Cn».
British Columbia Branch
520 Cordova Street,
J. M. Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Properties Bonded.
Vancouver        -' B. (J
 TEC _3 c.
and Contractors,
Contractors for the design and construction of complete stamp mills, concentration,
elornation, cyanide and smelter equipments.
Peterbdrb, Out., and Vancouver, 15. C. _mwn mm
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Asbestos is a most remarkable mineral
beittg elastic yet brittle, a stone which
floats, and capable of being spun and
woven like wool. A strand weighing less
than an ounce can be Bpun out to 100
yards of thread, and it is not surprising
that the ancient believed it to be a vegetable and not a mineral. By them it
was often used for shrouds for great men,
some of which have been found. Itaho
served for aicks in temples where the
tires were mver extinguished, being
woven into a tube through which the oi!
rose, the wick itself remaining uncon-
sumt-d. The same kind of wicks are
used by the Greenlanders and Esquimaux in Labrador. Up to a very recent
date practical!) all the asbestos that was
used was produced in Iialy. The Canadian asbestos was not put on the market
till 1877, although its existence was
known to geologists long before. Tne
tirst mine opened was at Thetford, and
the fibre from that mine is still considered supreme. The Italian asbestoj
is a variety of hornblende, but the Canadian is fibrous serpentine, and is propel Iy called chrysotih. The chemical
com position is not very different, but
the Italian contains no moistu.e which
the other does. In Russia enormouB
deposits of the mineral exists, but the
quality of the fibre is inferior, and for
that reason is not much   in   demand.
South Africa produces a small quantity,
but the lead has now for many years
been maintained by Quebec. The mining of ihe mineral is very costly, over
100 tons of rook having to be mined for
every ton of the finished asbeBtos. This
has laid a heavy burden on the proprietors of the Quebec mines, many of
which are not well situated for gelling
rid of the waste. In the case of one
mine ii was necessary to build an incline
tramway 3,800 yards long up which the
loaded cars are drawn to dump the waBte.
The atbestor of the eastern town (ship
is   found  iu   serpentine, _^and   that   oi
Ottawa county in terpentinous limestone
It is aldo found in connection with the
deposits of phosphate  in   Buckingham.
Hornblende asbestos is also   found  in
Quebec but is not yet   u llized.     It   is
found in   irregular   veins    which    aie
usually vtry   thin,   ramifying   through
the country rocks.   In the last few years
the discovery of asbestic has been made
at Danville.     This is a fibrous maierial
which remains after the richer anbestus
has been extracted and can be produced
from quarries, being   hoisted   by   cable
and derrick, and on being raised to the
surface is passed through rolls, over   a
picking table, and then through a Cyclone pulverizer wilh exhaust pans,  and
finally over a series of gigs and  shaking
tables, which separate the   fluffy   fiber
from tue stone.   On reaching the end of
the shaking tables it is sucked by a fan
and poured out through a pipe to undergo compression, and it is then sacked.
The value of the material is from $8 to
$50 per ton. Extended uses could be
found lor it if it could be produced
cheaper. At present it makes the best
packing for engines, aud it is also largely
used as a covering for boilers and Dipes
to prevent radiation of the heat. It has
been used for the manufacture of paper
and cloth. It is valuable in refrigerating chambere. In beetroot sugar refineries it is used as a   filter.       It  also
eerves this purpose in chemistry, as acids
destroy ordinary filter paper. It is utilised for the lining of furnaces and the
packing of stoves, but its chief use in
the fufure will be for wall plaster. A
single coating of the asbesto is laid on
without the preparations necessary for
ordinary plaster, it being'possible to put.
it on the bare bricks, and within a few
hours will be hard and smooth. This
will render the walls or ceilings on which
it is put absolutely fireproof, also against
rats and mice. Heat will not crack it
and it keeps a room warmer than
ordinary plaster. It has recently heen
discovered that sponge is not readily inflammable. A compound has therefore
been made of finely divided particles
of sponge and asbestos which is fireproof.
In electricity it is much used on account
of its heat-resisting and insulating
In the region which has been the seat
of great volcanic activity as this has, and
which is in consequence largely compos d
of serpentine and allied minerals, there
is a fair prospect of success for those who
search for this valuable mineral. In fact
it has already been found in some localities in the district, and time will show
whether it exists in workable qualities.
It is certainly one of those minerals
which the prospectors oi Kamloops
should be on the look out for. It must
be remembered that it is apt to be very
pockety and irregular, and that therefore there is more risk in mining it than
in nining honor cop per or moBt metallic
minerals.—G. F. Monecton, in Inland
The  pjlice  force at Vancouver will
be increased by six more officers.
It 18 reported that a couple from Lillooet are in Vancouver and will shortly
be united in the holy bonds of matrimony.	
Town-killers are classified into eight
separate bunches, as follows: Fir- ,
those who go out of town to do their
shopping; second, thoee who are opposed
to improvement; third, those who prefer a quiet town to one of push and
business; fourth, those who imagine
tney own the town ; fifth, those who da-
ride Jpublic spirited men; sixth, those
who oppose every movement that does
not originate with themselves; seventh,
those who oppose every movement that
does not appear to benefit them; eight,
those who seek to injure the credit o.-
reputation of individuals.
Leland House
Cor er of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER    H   (
"wim:. hamiltou, _?i=ao_?.
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renov.ited.   Culinar
department unsurpassed.     The Bar is stocked with choice liquors and cigars an i
will be in charge of experienced men.   Every convenience for commercial men.
FRED H. NELSON, - - - Proprietor.
J. H. Clements,
Ivillooet Mnil orders corefull.v attended to.
_v£_±i_S/OI3:j_IsrT   _?__.I__Q_&.
Tweeds, Trouserings, Serges, Winter Goods, etc.
Call and inspect our stock. Good workmanship and moderate charges.   Repair
ing and cleaning a specialty.   Orders by mail or express punctually attended to.
Storage & Forwarding Agts
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle railway charges and for#artf to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY & Co
Cuban Difficulty Settled.
Remedious, Cuba, Feb. 3.—General
Gomez declares himeelf favorable to the
United States. He will take chare of
the money to be used in the diet ai.d-
mentofthe Cuban army and to relieve
suffeiing.   $3,000,000 is the amount.
During Lent.
Montreal, Jan. 29.—Archbishop Bru-
chesi will issue a circular letter, which is
to be read in all the churches. It will dea>
with the coming Lenten season, and will
announce that he has decided to relax
many ordinary regulations, which usually govern the fasting season. The chief
reason for this is the prevalence of grippe
and and the consequent necessity for
uouris hing food for the convalescent.
N. de Kevser ,shcboft-
Manufacturing Jeweler, IWatchmaker and Optician.
WatcheH, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying
Glasses, Compasses and Aneroids.
All orders by mail ami express promptly attended to. All work warranted or
money refunded. If your eyesight is defective call and have your eyes tented free
in the most scientific way. Spectacles and eyeglasses sent on approval to responsible parties. Tell distance you can read the smallest newspape- print and
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
STJ33SCKIB_3  FOR  If,  $2  ___   _T_3L__._3,.
Ottawa Notes.
.Q/ttawa, Fetb. 6.—The/United States
lip formally apologized for the action of
one of its custom officers at  Detroit for
,!  torciably deporting a ;Canadian .named
1■' Julpagher who went frdni Essex county
to Michigan last September.
The customs returns for January in-
c?ea_e<l $148,000. Tl»e^6t_i increase for
Ircyen mon|h8 isj$|2ji322,0€0.
d. R. Maxweli, M.P., is hereon bu_i-
i csb with the railway department.
The output for lumber in the Ottawa
valley ia most promising. Nearly the
vtt.'iire cut of the season is sold out.
Vahcouverite De
by inheritance, or foreclosure of mortgage, but they cannot be purchased outright. In fact, under a recent decision
of the Supreme Court in that State, an
alien may not lease a residence or piece
of business property in Washington.
The proposed amendment would j e-mit
aliens to acquire tracts of land not exceeding 320 acres.and some of the Washington papers advise the removal of all
restrections, placing an alien on the
.me footing as a native of the country.
It is really surprising to note the great
love for aliens that has been bo recently
awakened in the bosoms of our neighbors.
F. S. Duhig, of this city, received this
j -morning-the neWs of tho death   of  hi
| father D, J). Duhig.    -Ihe*latter gentleman went to the south some time  ago
and was in Los Angeles! at: the time of
his death.       He breathed hie last at 10
o'clock yesterday.   He^ was one of the
' "best "known of tlie;ol_ Cariboo miners,
,r iiavin^ caiife, to thie, jp&ni^try. in , 1858.
He traveled extensively  and was very
popular wherever he had  lived.      In
^^ahcouVerlhe^haHiimany "friends  who
will mourn the lose of a j .warm  hearted
man.      The deceased was 69  years of
flili.s'H. '' it ■')><   ■• ii •■
ii •.•/.not;
paper, coi i
in. ..Ireland
Another Klondike.
"The striiniie s|_ry; saysian   American
qf a discovery of a Klondike
ears;I aifeo, Jfefore  modern
mining appliances were in u_e, copper,
Jeadt;&ji|Lj|Uv£r were profitably worked
-iri'^Wtl^'W'kJHOw; but, owing to the
slump in the  prices  of  those  metals,
most oithe^orkihgs.were deserted. -  It
lee _is tli*t\:-ftw^-fHle'- liast year or  two,
jieasa^t^diawe^jtnade  fairly  good   dit-
coveriesof placer gold, but have kept the
inatter a  close  secret,  sending   only
enodgh^SoMlo" tmblia   for their passing
needs.   The amount mined has i- creased
.l.toi such an extent that about f 125 weekly
'ft^in^elplrted.     This fact fit length
rbecominfiknpwni; a;gol<Llever >et :4n,
Shipwrecked Captain—"It's useless, I
can't find my bearings.'
Anxious Passenger—"Perhaps you left
them in your other coat."—Ex.
The children had written compositions
on the giraffe. They were reading them
aloud in the class. At length the time
came for little Willie to read his. It
was as follows: The giraffe is a dumb
animal and cannot express itself by any
sound, because its neck is so long that
its voice gets thed on its way to its
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 came personally.
' ana'theGroverhmerit has seriously pet
about looking fur tfre source4tpm) which
the f'tee gold has come. Dublin geologists are of the opinion that a rich
auriferous vein will be found. If this
thing of discovering new gold mining
i /jgr<^d6iMne'r'&ver'i'(^kin:K'1o>.li'kiept upi
the advocates of 16 to 1 will be out of
campaign material, a6 silver will be the
more valuable of the two metals.
H /
...     The Exclusion Bill.
T'Thp. fflacer. Mines Alien Exclusion Bill,
passed by the Provincial Legislature, has
had an excellent effect on - our  amiable
neighbors south of the forty-nineth parallel.    $ has li^ade themi see i; and  feel
just how hard a thing ''exclusion"  is,
sometimes, and they seem disposed  to
s> re>ax thei*, pVoverbially'5 unneighborly
,;; tre^f meWtbf alieiiB^aHd' partiGtilrfrly of
• their next door  Canadian . neighbors.
The^Styfce  of  Washingtqn,  notes  the
RevieWin til
Certificate of Improvements.! A am*}rjj;»n
Little Joe, White Crow, Delighted, Jim Chow
Fraction and Bend'Or Fraction mineral
claims situate in the Lillooet mining division of Lillooet district. Where loeated:
Cadwallader Creek.
Take notice that The Bend 'Or Mines. Ltd.,
free miner's certificate No. 39122 a, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificates of iinprovents, for
the purpose of obtaining a crown grants of the
above claims.
And further take notice that actio.i, under
section 37, mnst be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of impixt* a. nts.
Dated this first day of December, 1898.
The Bend 'Or Mines, Ltd.
21 per C. T. Diamond, agent.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
Surprise, Alpha Bell Fraction, Omega Frac
tion mineral claims, situate in the Lillooet
mining division of Lillooet district. Where
located:   Cayoosh creek.
Take notice that The Alpha Bell Gold Quartz
Mining Company, Limited Liability, free
miners certificate No. 95643, intend,,sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining
recorder for a certificate of improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated thi_ twenty-3eventh day of October,
1898. 17
The Alpha Bell Gold Quartz Mining Company, Limited.   H. DePencier, Secretary.
iis '
ion,  "has  sud-
u denly diBC0vered4hat- its laws are not
just as to the treatment accorded aliens.
A jt>il'» prppesihg ainstitutional amend-
//luejit, hatbeeriiritroauce^,in^ the) S^fc'^aiti
v legislature; now In session:'atf Olymp'ia.f ot_ei
\t:\ jAtrp|«8entvthetr6nititiitionA.wyi permit
[^ aliens to<a^u_re <m1y ^ nnnj$g tends 'by
/purchase/   Otlje,i; landsmay^,received
Notice is hereby given that an application
will be made to the legislative assembly of the
prov nee of British Columbia at its next session
for an act to incorporate a company under the
name of the " Vancouver, Northern and Yukon
Railway Company" and emoower it to ton-
tsruct, equip, operate and maintain a standard
or narrow guage railway from some point at
the City of Vancouver or some other convenient
point on tne shore of Burrard Inlet; thence
running in a northerly direction by way of
Seymour creek, or the most feasible route to
the Squamish Valley; thence by the most fe.is
ible route through the Pemberton Meadows to
Lillooet; thence.northerlytoQuesneile; thence
northwesterly to Hazletoir, or some other point
on ihe Skeena river;, and thence northerly to
the northern boundary of the province; with
power to build a branch line from or near
Hazelton, along the valley of the Black
river to the northern boundary of the province; with power to build, branch lines
from said railway to Fort St. John; with power
also to build branch lines east and west from
the main line along the north shore of Burrard
Inlet to Howe Sound and the west shore of the
North Arm of said inlet; with power also to
build and operate" branch lines from time to
time to groups of mines and to farming lands
from any point on the main line Dr any of its
branches; with power in operating the railway
and its branches to use steam, electricity or
other motive power; with power to build telegraph and telephone lines for the purposes of
the company and for transmission of messages
for the public and commercial purposes; with
power to build all necessary bridges and roadways and to build, operate and maintain
•wharves, docks, and Sawmills and own and
operate ferries and with power to equip and
maintain steam and other vessels and operate
the same in cbnnection with railway and its
branches on any navigable waters along or near
the line of ^railway and its branches; with
power to acquire water rights and to construct
dams, flumes, etc., for improving _nd increasing the water privileges and to generate electricity for operating the railway and any of its
branches; and to erect and maintain all neces-
sarjir works for the generation and transmission
of electricity or power within the area of the op
eration of the said company, and for the supp
of light and heat and other power; and wltn
power to expropriate lands for the purpose of
the company; and to acquire lands, bonuses,
privileges, or other aids from any government,
municipal corporation' or persons or bodies
corporate, and to levy and collect tolls from
all persons using and pn all freight passing over
any of such roads, ferries and wharves and carried on any of the vessels used, built, or oper-
atedjjy the company; jind with power to lease,
make traflftc or- other Arrangements with railway, stermboat or other eoinpanies_and* for all
other usual, necessary' or incidental rights,
power* andipriyilegesin'any way conducive to
tne:attainment-of the aforesaid objects.
/Dated th:s ?3rd day or Noveinber 1893.
Solicitors for a ppli cants.
Lillooet. B. C<
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining  Broker.
Reports on Mining Properties.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
And be sure that each Cigar is branded, otherwise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of the Choicest Tobacco but are of home manufacture, and
should be patronized by all good citizens.
123 Water Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
$2.00 A YEAR.
Route to «11 Eastern Point*.
Fewest Changes,
Quickest Time
Through First class Sleeping ('his and Tonr1«
Sleeping Cars to St. Paul, Montreal and Toronto
without change.
The Dining Car Service along the line of the
C. P. R. is unequalled anywhere.
Connections at Vancouver
With Steamer lines for
For full information as to rates, time, etc
apply to the nearest ticket agent, or to
District Passenger Agent, Vancouver, B. ('.
Tin  shop  in  connection.
Lillooet, B. C.
Have ill stock all kinds of
Dried Lumber, Finishing
Lumber and Mouldings.
All orders will receive
prompt attention. Write for
prices or apply at the yard.
Established lNttl.
R.F.Anderson &C°
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils, Stoves and Tinware. Miners steel, Picks
Shovels, etc.
it ■!
Valentine day, February 14th.
stock at the po8t oliice store.
A full
Charles Noel will  return from   a  few
weeks' visit to Vancouver this afternoon.
Chinese New Year was duly celebrated
by a number of Indians with the greatest of pleasure.
The ground has been covered the past
week with a few inches of snow which
fell Monday night.
Mrs. A. Mcintosh will shortly visit
friends at Pavilion for a hw weeks taking a well deserved rest.
Wm. Cumming, jr., has heen visiting
with his parents in town for the past.
week having had an attack of lagrippe.
Rev. Archdeacon Small has fceon laid
up at St. Luke's home, Vancouver, for
the pastfew w^eks, but is now able to be
around a_ain.
J. A. Ward and W. F. Ward arrived
up from Westminster last week and will
remain in this section for some time.
They   are   brothers of Gib Ward.
Last Friday evening P. H. Divannah,
G. Ward, E. Cairns, A. B. Ward and J.
H. Smith arrived down from Cadwallader where they had heen for the past
few months.
The party of men who left town for
the Lorne, under J. R. Williams, were:
E. Cairns, J. McKiver, J. Arthur, W.
Downs, T. Walters, J. Olsen, Geo. Bell,
H. Howell and E. Ostrander.
The C. P. R. shops are being taken
down at Donald and the men employee!
have been instructed to leave for Revel-
stoke to take up their duties again in
the new workshops erected there.
J. P. Forde, formerly mining recorder
at Cadwallader, and who has been residing in Vancouver for the past couple
months, left last week for Roseland and
will be connected with a suivey party.
A few of the members of the minstrel
show have received work out of town,
and ibis will for the time being postpone
the minstrel part of the tntertaiument.
The second part will be carried on without a hitch on the 16th. A dance will
be held after the entertainment.
A tenant was rudely evicte 1 by the
landlord from his palatial residence on
Tuesday night. The law regarding
tenants and landlords is very queer and
it is reported that the Indians will boycott the landlord for treating the chief
and spiritual adviser in such a disgraceful manner.
A communication appears in this
iseue headed "Reform Needed." It is a
subject which will meet with the approbation of all, and we hope that the
authorities will take a hand in this matter before thecilizei s will have to contaminate themselves by coming in close
contact with these affairs.
W. H. Miller has been indisposed this
week on account of sickness.
Mrs. Rolb is expected back from her
trip to the coast and Kamloops on Monday evening. ''
February 14th, is Vaitntine Day and
we suppose the usual appropriate 5 cent
valentines will prevail.
Archie Tharvage came down from
Bridge River the first of the week and
has spent the week in town.
J. N. Jensen will leave shortly for
V ncouver on mining buBi.es... He
will be absent a couple of weeks.
Miss Louise Letalien returned home
to the Fountain ranch Wednesday after
a few days visit in town with friends.
W. F. Allen, propr etor of the Pioneei
Hotel has been on the sick list for the
past fe w days but is now recovering.
Maggie McDonald, eldest child of Mr.
and Mrs. A. McDonald has been very
sick for the past week or bo with rheumatism .
Rev. C. Ladner, of Kamloops, chairman of the Methodist church in the surrounding district will visit Lillooet in a
few weeks time.
The Sunday school children ar6 preparing a program for an entertainment
to be Ik Id in the Methodist church at
the end of this month.
Frank Sayer's has been appointed provincial constable at Lytton. D. G.
Sutherland will probably leave for the
Atlin country shortly.
The firm of Lee and Gumming general
merchants, has been changed to Wm.
Cumming. Mr. Lee having disposed of
his interest to hie partner.
A service will be held at Mr. J.N. Jen-
! sen's house on Sunday morning next at
1 10 oYl >ck, by Rev. R. Hughes, all iu the
immediate viciniiv are invited to attend.
Henry Cargile left Ashcroft last week
for the Atlin country for a short visit.
G. L. Elkins has also gone to the northern
gold fields, Mrs. Elkins having gone to
her home in Portland.
On Sunday, February 12th, Rev. R.
Hughes will preach on ''War." The
collection on this day will be sent to the
missionary society. Special singing is
being arranged. It is very probable
that Mr. Hughes will be returning to
England early iu March in order to be
1 r.-ent at the spring divinity examination.
Pacific time will govern all the legal
matters after the passage of the Definition
of Time Act, introduced by the honorable
finance minister in the locai legislature.
This is intended to remove the difficulties experienced owing to the
mountain time being observed in one
portion of the province and Pacific time
in another.
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1HU>.
Mclennan, mcfeely & Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplier
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, I
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
GK__:isr:__:E___.__.   _N_:_u_=w_!_3:A._iTT.
Miners Supplies.
H IXilliXiOOIBT, "B. O.
Branch Store at Bridge River where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Miners Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C.
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty,
-B.A._ri_ OS"-
THE ASHCROFT BRANCH is the most convenient Bank for Lillooet and * 11
places in the Cariboo district. Money received on deposit.. .Drafts issued and collections mat) ]
in any part of Canada, Great Britain and the United States. .' ■■;_..■
Gold Dumt and Amalgam Purehawd.


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