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THE
PROSPECTOR.
Vol. 3, No. 12.
LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 1900.
$2.00 a year.
LILLOOET-K An LOOPS   BASEBALL.
\
Tht baseball match between the Lillooet and Kamloops baseball teams,
which was played at Kamloops on Wednesday, resulted in tie, seventeen runs
for each team in nine innings.
A telegram received after the third
inni-gs gave the score, Lillooet fifteen
and Kamloops five runs. So the latter
part of the match must have been rather
exciting.
The followli g are the men wbo comprised the Lillooet baseball team : R. J.
Atkin, captain, P. Sherwood, P. V.
Heath, Charles Noel, J. Russell, J. 6.
Walker, F. Riley, A. Phair and Charles
Elliott.
Tbe Lillooet team returns home on
this evening. The stage being late
owing to leaving Ashcroft a few hours
behind time.
Dewey Speaks.
New York, Sept. 20.—Admiral Dewey,
who is stopping at Sayville, L. I., talked
today of the Hobson interview, saying:
"I hardly think the young man meant
to tay anything unkind, ?nd perhaps he
did not say what is said there. The
three vessels he referred to are the Isla
de Cuba, Isla de Luzon and Don Joan de
Austria. They were the least injured of
the ten or twelve ahipn sunk at Manilla.
Naval Constructor Capps, a very able
man was with me, and he and divers
and experts from Hong Kong, made an
examination of all the Spanish ships and
decided that these three were worth
saving; three out of a dozen. They
were raised, and temporary repairs
were made at Cavite. The vessels proceeded under their own steam to Hong
Kong, and had been there for some
time, undergoing repairs before Hobson
saw them.
"As a matter of fact, I never claimed
that we sunk the ships. I reported we
destroyed them. I did see with any own
eyes an 8-inch shell strike the stern of
the Reina Maria Christiana, Admiral
Montejo's flagship, and that destroyed
her.
" The statement that the vessels were
not much injured below the water line
was probably true. Everyone knows
that it is impossible tor shells to do
much execution below the water line, or
for anything but torpedoes to do much
damage there. A few inches of water is
a great protection. Armored ships are
not armored much below the water line,
the water being protection enough from
a shell.
411 hardly think it worth our while to
pay much attention to this. You know
it is human nature to depreciate what
others have done, and Mr. Hobson may
not have been quoted correctly, or in
full." ■	
Enornous Constituency.
Much has been said regarding the
enormous size, large population, and
varied extent of this constituency of
Yale-Kootenay-Cariboo, and the absurdity of one representative in the Dominion house being expected to do it justice.
The matter cannot be too frequently discussed, however, and it may be of interest to state that the returns of the
late provincial election give the follow-
ing number of votes cast by the various
provincial constituencies contained within its bounds:     Rossland riding, 2,010; j
Nelson riding, 1,603; East Yale, 1,031;
N >rth Yale, 1,009; S. E. Kootenay, 980;
E. Lillooet, 241; W. Lillooet, 227; Cariboo (two members) 931; Revelstoke riding, 847; Slocan, 746; West Yale, 284;
N. E. Kootenay, 260. This gives a total
of 10,755 votes, and should tbe elections
be held after the revision in November
this number will be materially increased.
It sends to the legislative assembly of
this province thirteen members out of a
house of thirty-eight. Its length from
north to south is 700 miles, and in its
widest place, from east to west, it measures 366 miles. It contains, as nearly as
we can estimate, about 1511,000 square
miles. It is much larger than the remaining portion of the province, and
equals in area some of the most important of the European states.
A redistribution of British Columbia's
representation at Ottawa will not be
made until after the census of 1901, so
our candidate will have to attend to tbe
campaign over this largest constituency
in tbe world. He is not likely to suffer
from lack of occupation.—Vernon News.
Both in Luck.
This time the laugh is on a well known
Hasting street business man who has recently become a convert to tbe charms
ot angling, and whose better half ie still
a trifle skeptical as te his pioficiency in
his newly embraced recreation, says the
Vancouver Province.
A few Saturday's ago he announced
an expedition.
"I think I'll run up to Harrison and
spend the Sunday," he aaid. "They
tell me the fishing's good."
" Much you're likely to catch," his
dear wife sniffed indignantly.
But the wise man was not to be disconcerted. He went, with rod and reel
and basket up te Harrison and he fished
in luck.
Indeed the luck was so good that he
could not fjrbear indulging in a little
triumph, so he wired to his loving
spouse:
" I've got one—a beauty—weighs four
pounds."
He didn't expect an answer, but two
or three hours later the telegraph operator handed him a reply in its little yellow envelope. It was from his wife all
right and it said:
" So have I—weighs eight pounds. He
isn't a beauty, though. Looks like you."
Poker Not Qambllng.
A Hamilton despatch says: A controversy has arisen between Magistrate
Seelf and the county crown attorney as
to what conetitues gambling. The magistrate decided a day or two ago that
poker was a game of skill, and that the
room keeper is entitled to a rakeoff with
out violating the law and the test case
was dismissed on this ruling. The magistrate has, however, consented to allow
the matter to go before a higher court.
Meantime those who are conducting
gambling enterprises feel they are justified in pursuing a vocation under the
magistrates ruling. The police are in a
quandry to know what to do.
All the spare laboring men around
town have gone oat to the different sections of the district being employed on
the roads and other work.
Reports from the Lorne and Wood'
chuck claims are good and the arrastras
are working away with good results.
Reports from tbe Bend'Or mines are
very good, and this week word comes
that men prospecting the property, that
they have been successful in uncovering
further good showings. The Bend'Or
has been working away quietly all season and making its monthly cleanups,
which are satisfactory to the directors
and shareholders. Before long Lillooet
will be having a dividend payer in the
Bend'Or mines.
Tbe Anderson Lake mill is running
pretty steadily lately, and men now in
charge have been successful in getting
some amalgam off the plates. Work in
the mine is going ahead and good rock
is being put through, and the chances
are that the Messrs. Brett's, who have
charge of the mine and mill, will be able
to prove the property to be good, not
withstanding the setbacks that have occurred during tbe past season, owing to
disagreements on the board of directors.
Mr. W. W. Brown, wife and family of
Newark. N. J., Mr. F. Hesser, Altone,
Pa., and E. B. Isett, 8pruce creek, Pa.,
arrived by special stage Saturday from
Ashcroft. Mr. Brown bas bad charge of
the Horse Shoe Bend mining property
for tbe past season and will now remain
here permanently. Messrs. Isett and
Hesser are interested in the property
and are on a tour to look it over and
watch the progress of the work. They
left for the Horse Shoe Bend Monday
morning.	
Paul Santini and Geo. D. Bell returned Wednesday from Fire mountain in
the Harrison section, where they have
been for the past couple of weeks looking
at mining property in which Mr. Santini is interested. Both were well pleased with the prospects and predict big
things for the property. From the rock
shown from these claims we think their
predictions will be realized, and if the
property is taken, as we learn an eastern
syndicate is contemplating such, there is
no doubt butit can be'made'a good.'payer
to wbo secures it. It is accessible, plenty
of water, timber, etc., and the cost of
getting in supplies and machinery would
be very light
Wm. Halymore returned this week
from the vicinity of the Blaekwater section, where he has been for tbe past two
weeks. On the Lillooet river divide he
staked two claims, with a fifteen foot
ledge of copper and silver. On the Lil-
loet river divide where Mr. Halymore
prospected is practically virgin ground,
having never been prospected for mineral and will no doubt some day, from the
indications, have some good properties.
It is a rather mountainous country, but
well mineralized throughout and pros*
pectors will gradually wend their way
into it, blazing trails and uncovering tbe
rich lodes. Mr. Halymore is well pleased with what he has secured and intends
later on to find out with development
work, the results of his trip this
season.
LOCAL NEWS.
Court of assize will be held at Clinton
on October 12th.
Mrs. W. W. Brown has been ill for the
past week at the Pioneer hotel.
Rev. Mr. Bastin of Lytton will hold
morning service in St. Mary's church,
Sunday, October 7th.
Captain Fred Kinder is building a new
house on his property near Seaton lake
and will move his family into it in a few
weeks.      	
A reward of $25 is being offered by
Stuart Henderson, of Ashcroft, for Geo.
Finney of Hat creek, who disappeared a
few weeks ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Noel have
been out bunting in the neighborhood
town a few days this week and secured a
few grouse and ducks.
Mrs. Sanson, wife of Dr. Sanson, and
two 'children leave Clinton this week
for Petrolia, Ont., where she will remain a few months visiting relatives.
Wm. Halymore is now at the Excelsior
House, with Mr. D. Fraser, dispensing
liquid refreshments. His many friends
will find " Billy " on deck when tbey
come to town.
J. P. Forde this week completed a deal
for the purchase of H. J. Keary's house
and lot adjoining P. Cullen'e property.
Major Burnet will take up his residence
there shortly.
A meeting of the Liberal-Conservatives was to be held at Clinton on Wednesday, for the purpose of forming an
association, electing officers and transacting other business.
The Liberal-Conservatives of Lillooet
will hold a meeting shortly, of which
notice will be given, for the purpose of
organizing a local association. All conservatives are invited to attend.
Mr. Thos. McCosh, the Ashcroft tailor,
has received his stock of fall and winter,
goods. He imports direct from Scotland
and all tweeds are pure Scotch, and west
of England worsteds and pantings.
Rev. J. Wright, Methodist minister,
who came to Lillooet a short time ago,
is having a good attendance at his services on Sundays, and is much appreciated by the people in this section.
Mrs. Wright who presides at the organ
is quite an addition to the music portion
of the services.
The Westminster fair to be held on
the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of October,
will be well attended. Sports of all kinds
will be held besides the big exhibition
and the lacrosse champion* will cross
sticks with the Winnipeg team. The
managers have done their utmost to
make this fair one of the best and from
reports tbeir efforts will not be in vain.
The four weeks old child of Jack James
(son-in-law of Tyee Jimmy) died this
week at the Lillooet reserve.
Arthur F. Noel leaves this week for
the Bend'Or mines where he will be absent until after tbe first of the month.
G. A. Ward left this morning for Cadwallader where he goes to do work on
mineral claims owned by himself and
others.	
A. McDonald, road superintendent,
returned from Clinton Thursday, and
left next day for Bridge river in connection with the building of tbe nsw trail.
The Lillooet baseball team were all
gotten up in regulation suits tor their
match with Kamloops, and from all accounts the " boys in blue " surprised the
Kamloops gang.
The new steamer leaves the sawmill
wharf sharp nine o'clock every morning
for lake points, returning leaves the
Portage at 1 p.m. and the Mission 2 p.m.
This time table will be force until further notice.
There will be an excursion on the
new boat tomorrow. Saturday September
29th, provided the weather is at all propitious. Every man woman and child
in town is invited. The boat will leave
the sawmill wharf at 9:30 a.m.
The Prospector would like to receive
from some of its readers the correct definition of the name "Lillooet." From
information received there has been a
difference of opinion and. The Prospector
would like to know tbe correct definition
to accommodate its readers.
The Voters List.
A Dominion general election is at
hand. Every male Biitish subject, 21
years of age, who has been in the Province six months, is entitled to have his
name enrolled on the voters' list. Is
yo ir name on the list? If not fill out a
registration form at once. It is a very
simple matter, but you must attend to it
before the 28th of October.
A Bold Thief.
Spokane, Wn., Sept. 22.—Single-handed a masked robber held np the west
bound passenger train on the Northern
Pacific at one o'clock this morning and
succeeded in getting away with about
$500 in cash, several watches and a quantity of jewelry.
Pheasant 5eason.
Victoria, Sept. 22.—A special order-
in-council has just been passed permit-
tine the shooting of pheasants on the
mainland, except in Chilliwack township, from October 15 to November 14.
A private despatch received from Ottawa says that Ralph Smith, in response
to the demands of tbe Dominion Trades
and Labor congress, and pressure from
Nanaimo lriends, bas decided to contest
Nanaimo district as an Independent
Labor candidate for the dominion parliament. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 1900
THE PROSPECTOR.
Published every Friday.
SUBSCRIPTION ... .      |2.00
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
FRIDAY. SEPT. 28, 1900.
The mining prospects itself cannot be
termed as a "wildcat." It is the promoter, in most cases, who dees the
wildcattine. He buys a prospect for a
song, forms a company and turns the
prospect over as a mine—or at the price
of a mine. The "wildcat" feature is
due to men, not to the property itself,
oft times the claims with the least surface shewing turns out to be the best
proposition. It is the "open cut" and a
liar which secures the term "wildcat"
for many properties.—Lardeau Eagle.
The following is a copy of a circular
issued to the gold commissioners, mining recorders and other officials by the
provincial minister ol mines: It is my
intention to recommend that the government, at the next session of the legislature, introduce a bill establishing a
uniform code of signals to be. used in all
mines in this province. Will you be
good enough, therefore, to consult with
the mine managers in your vicinity and
forward to me any suggestions they
make regarding the attached code,
which is similar to that of Montana, and
which it is proposed to recommend for
adoption in this province. You will
also be good enough to bring this circular to the notice of the executive officer of any miners' union within your
jurisdiction, for the same purpose."
The D_Vs of 1893.
One of the organs, discussing the
public finances, asks: "Who would go
back to the days of 1895?"
In 1895 our net debt was $253,074,000
In 1899 we had jumped  to $266,273,000.
In 1895 we owed $13,200,000 less than
we did in 1899.
In 1895 the public expenditure was
$39,132,000, and in 1896 Mr. Foster
brought it down to $36,949,000; in 1899
it was $49,903,000.
In 1895 we expended $3,771,000 less
than in 1899, and in 1896 we expended
$4,654,000 less than in 1899.
In 1895 our taxes were $25,446,000; in
1899 they were $34 958,000
In 1895 we were taxed $9,512,000, or
just about $10 per family less than in
1900.
Thirteen millions more debt, $3,771,-
000 more expenditure, $9,512,000 more
taxes, is the record of 1899, compared
with that of 1895.
And yet, by men who "viewed with
alarm"' the debt, the expenditure, and
the taxes of 1895, we are cooly asked:
"Who would go back to the days of
1895?"
It Will Elect the Conservative.
The determination of the labor unions,
as given expression to at the meeting
last evening to nominate a candidate for
this constituency, will complicate the
political situation here to a very considerable degree, and cannot fail to be
a matter for much satisfaction to the
Conservatives. It is beyond dispute
that, other things being equal, the leanings of a decided majority of the members of organized labor are with the
Liberal party and that in a straight fight
ihe Liberal candidate, as a general rule,
receives no small percentage of hi_ support from this direction. This is markedly so in the Yale-Cariboo riding. It
is possible then that in nominating a
candidate of their own the labor party
will succeed in defeating the Liberal
candidate.   They will accomplish  this
too without gaining anything themselves, because they cannot hope to win in
a three cornered fight, a fact which is
conceded by their own leaders. By
their action then it is poseible than an
opponent of the government will be sent
to Ottawa and the constituency will
suffer to the extent that it is in opposition.—Rossland Miner.
Thanksgiving Day.
Ottawa, Sept. 19.—At a meeting of
the cabinet this afternoon, It was decided that Thanksgiving day this year
would be Thursday, October 18. Heretofore, it was held in November, but
this year an earlier date has been
selected, in response to requests that
this shoald he done.
Mr. Richard Oroker of New York advises all young men to go into politics.
Mr. Croker is a bright and shining example of the profit there ia in this profession. There is a tradition that he for
a short time did a little manual work,
and he was a very good member of the
tire department of his present feudal territory. At the pursuits he managed to
exist, and that was all. Then he went
into politics. He now lives like a King,
in fact, in a great deal more style and
with a great deal more real power than
some kings. He owns his racehorses
and spends much time on the English
turf. His goings and comings are heralded like those of royalty. This is the
profit that Mr. Croker has found in
politics. The objection to his advice,
from a practical point of view, is th.it
if all young men did tlie same thing,
there would not be money enough to go
round.      	
The latest despatches report that
General Dewet the clever Boer leader,
is det'.d. If this be true it may be safely
assumed that such desultry resistence as
the Boers have of late been able to put
up is now at an end. The fact that Lird
Roberts will probably leave Africa for
home within a few days bears but the
idea so generally pressed that the war
is practically over. The ignominious
flight of Kruger with a large amount ol
money, will alienate sympathy from the
wilv old ex-president, who no longer
can pose as a disinterested patriot, or
martyr to the cause of his countiy.
No candidate running under the
auspices of the Liberal party as we find
it at Ottawa today could command the
confidence of the people. Laurier, Tarte,
Sifton & Co. have violated every principle, repudiated every pledge and broken
every promise on which they were
elected, and their four yeare' administration haB been one wild saturnalia of
robbery, corruption and general-all-
round rottenness from start to finish.—
Paystreak.
Women who are inclined to marry
men in order to reform them will not be
able to extract much encouragement
from the experience of a Boston woman
who has labored faithfully for forty-
three years along this line and now says
the end of her job is not yet in eight.
If it is true that the Boer General
Dewet is dead the Boers have lost a
brave man and a clever leader. He
seemed to know how to use his forces
to the very best advantage and was in
every way worthy of the steel of those
opposed to him.
Each of the large Atlantic liners lays
in a supply of 2500 bottles of wines and
spirits, 12,000 bottles of ale and porter,
and 6000 bottles of mineral waters for a
trip to the United States and return
voyage.
Mike—That's Moighty foin whiskey,
Pat. How ould is it after bein'?
Pat. (draining the bottle)—Faith, an'
Oi dunno, but it's as ould as it iver will
be, Oi,m thinkin'.
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I THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 1900
TO CLAIfl OWNERS.
_, If j'on have a chance of selling your
mining claim at a reasonable tiguie for
goiHJiiess mtkedp so. You cannot expect lo yet rich all at once, so be con-
t.-nted with a little to go on with. The
lent will come if you look out. Your
cl.iim v.on't inciease in value by haiif
iiu in lor a fabuloua figure until vou are
irrey headed and the town is a howlii g
wilderness. Another thin_, you don't
know lor Bure that the vein on your
caini goes through to China, so don't
put ihe price on as if you were sure it
elk', Give the capitalist a chance to
make a little for himself, and prohab y
a great deal for you. He rieks his capital and you risk—well just think what
you do rixk, perhaps a little asseaMnem
work or maybe less. Ol course, sometimes more, but never so much as the
capitalist. The way some oi our dea's
are attempted to ilie put. through is a
caution, and gives one that tiled feeling
and a sense ot chilliness down the fcpinal
column.
Here is an instance. A man comes
up to you on the street and with a face
as cheerful as a mute at a funeral, says,
"Great Scott! but things are quiet in
mining. Lots of deals talked ahout but
nothing doing on the hill. Why on
i^jartli don't someone get a move on and
^uo something? There's lots of opportunity and plenty of good properties to
buy if they are only placed properly on
the markets."
"Well," you remark just in a casual
way, "have you anything to sell?"
"Why, of course, I've got five or Bix
good claims, and I'll sell 'em all if 1
can." And then he proceeds to give
the names of all his properties.
"That's good," you say, "now what
will you take for so-and-Fo?"
"Oh, well, that requires consideration.
You see it is not far from a property
that might be very good some day. 1
couldn't think of taking less than $25.-
000 (it may be $50,000) for that cfoi^."
"Any work done on it!"
"Oh, yes! I've got a shaft thiv1' or
four feet deep, aud have nearly done my
assessment work."
"What are the 6hewings?"
"Oh, I've got a lot of fine rock there,
good looking stuff. Just as good as you
get anywhere."
"What do you mean by rock, country
rock?"
"Well, yes. But it's mineralized all
through. I expect I shall strike the
vein before long."
And that's what he wants $25,000 for.
Quite modest, isn't he?
Another man you speak to about buying his claim, says lie is willing to sell
for $2,000, which you tell him you may
be able to manage (or him, and away he
goes, but not looking quite so pleased as
be ought.
A day or two after he comes in again
and says: "Say, I don't think I ought
to sell that claim for $2,000. I ougiit to
get $5,000, as it is iu a pretty good
place."
You reason and expostulate with him
all to no purpose, and finally agree to
see what can be done.
Half an hour afterward he rushes up
to you and says he will not take lest
than $10,000. Then you get the spinal
chills and tired feeling. It's no use
aekmg if lie has suddenly discovered a
bilge of pure gold, because you know he
iiarn't. You know that all he has is a
claim with a little lien scratching done
on it, and a bole scatcely deep enough
to hiiie your weary head in. Ten
turns—well! Great Scott! I—Stattd*
ard.
Rather Hard on Dewey.
The Vancouver Province Bays: Dewey
did not sink the Spanish ships at Manila
either before or alter breakfas*.
At least Lieuteuant Hobson—Merri-
mac Hobson—Hobson the hero of ten
thousand osculations, says so.   And he
saw the hulls of tbe fleet when the
ships had been raised and taken to
Hong Kong for repairs, and he says that
thoce hulls were uninjured below the
waterline, and that the Spaniards
opened the valves, and scuttled the
ships themselves.
Gen. Oewet Reported Dead.
Toronto, Sept. 17.—The Mail and Empire publishes a Pretoria despatch,
dated yesterday (Sunday), stating that
it is believed there that Gen. Dewet, the
Orange Free State commander, who has
caused the British so much troub\e, is
dead, being killed on September 7 near
Pochefstroom, by being shot through
tlie lungs. The story of his death comec
from bis Kaffir servant.
Coal miners Strike.
Scranton, Sept. 18.—Pennsylvania's
_teat strike of anthracite miners is now
officially under way. Yesterday morning found many thousand mine workers
in Lackfiwana and Wyoming Valleys
ready for a struggle, with the operators
and when the scores of whistles sounded
for the day not enough men and boys
rallied at any one place to warrant the
beginning of work.
Operators Negligence.
Nanaimo, Sept. 18.—As the result of
the inquest held here to-da) to enquire
inio the death of Henry Saunders, one
of the victims of the railway accident at
Ladysmith on Saturday, Nathan Paul
Dougan, the operator at Ladysmith was,
committed for trial on a charge of manslaughter, the corner's jury finding that
the accident was due to his negligence.
Hr. Ralph  Smith.
Ottawa, Sept 19.—The trades and
Labor Congress this morning endorsed
the candidature of Mr. Ralph Smith, M.
P.P., for Nanaimo, as the Labor member of the Dominion parliament. In reply Mr. Smith said he would give his
support to any good act of either party.
"'     8ooo People Perished.
Galveston, Sept. 18.—It is now officially estimated that 8,000 persons lost
iheir lives at Galveston in the recent
tornado.     Thousands are  leaving  the
city.	
British Columbia is doing; its ehare
to prove the equality of the gentler sex
in professional life. There are now four
lady medicos, one lady dentist, one lady
veterinary, and three lady editors in the
this province—"Sister Mary" Bissett,
Mrs. Whitney, and Mrs. Anderson of
the Similkameen Star.
"Si sent a dollar to find out bow to
make a common horse as fast as a trotter."
"What did they tell him?"
"To use a halter."
The government has the ballot papers
for tiie Dominion elections ready to send
out to the various returning officers as
soon as parliament is dissolved.
Mainland Cigar
FACTORY.
IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CIGAR ASK FOR THE
British Lion
Mainland
OB
nrl be sure that each Cigar is branded, otherwise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of the Choicest Tobacco but are of home manufacture, and
should be patronized by all good citizens.
WM. TIETJEN,
MitNTKACrUREB.
123 Water Street. VANCOUVER, B. C
R.F.Anderson&Co
' NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Kussel Wire Fencing.
CANADIAN PACIFIC
NAVIGATION CO.
(LIMITED.)
WHARF STREET, VICTORIA.
Time Table No. 51.—Tak.ig Effect June loth,
19JO,
Victoria to Vancouver—Daily, except Monday, at 7a.m. Vancouver to Victoria -Daily at
l.ilo o'clock p.m., or on arrival of the C.P.R. No.
1 train.
Regular freight steamers will leave Victoria
at 12 p.m. on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday,
and Vancouver at 12 p.m. on Wednesday and
Friday.
NEW WESTMINSTER ROUTE,
Leave Victoria for New Westminster, Ladner.
Lhlu and Islands—Monday, Wednesday and
Friday at 7 a.m. Leave New Westminster for
Victoria and Way Ports—Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday at 7 p.m.
NORTHERN ROUTE.
Steamships of this  company  will leave for
Fort   Simpson and  intermediate  points,  via
Victoria, every Sunday at 11 p.m.
ALASKA ROUTE.
Steamships of this comoiiny will leave every
Wednesday for Wrangel aud Skagway at 8 p.m.
BARCLAY SOUND ROUTE.
Steamer  leaves  Victoria   for   Alberni    and
Sound ports, on the 1st, 7th,  14th  and 20lh of
each month, extending latter trips to Quatsino
and Cape Scott.
The company reserves the right of changing
this time table atany time without notification.
G. A. CARLETON,
General Freight Agent.
C. S. BAXTER,
Passenger Agent.
SAHUEL GIBBS,
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining:   Broker
Reoorts on Mining Properties.
LILLOOET and BRIDGE KIVER. B. C
LICENSED  CONVEYANCER.
HALF-WAY HOUSE.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHA8. McGILLlVRAY    Proprietor.
.First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquarters for mage.    Stable in con
nection.
J B CHERRY,
A. B. TBIN. COLL., DUBLIN.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, NOTARY PUBLIC
Lillooet. B. C
THE BOOK OF THE YEAR.
"Tbe Bow-legged Ghost and Otber Stories."
With an intro-
duction by
Am erica's
greatest poet,
James Whit-
comb Riley. An
illustrated volume of original
hum orous
■ketches, verse,
facetious paragraphs and colloquies. A book
that will not
disappoint the
reader, as it
enters a new
and heretofore
unexplored
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, and absolutely the best humorous book published. 'Worth $2.50, mailed postpaid for $1.00.
Order at once. Send for our new special illustrated catalogue mailed free. Gives you the lowest prices on all good books.   Address all orders to
THE WERNER COMPANY,
rabUfhers ana H»_nf»ctur«r«. Akron, OhlO.
(The Werner Company ii thoroughly reliable.]—Editor.
THE WM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING GO. Limited
MINING
MACHINERY.
PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO.
GA2STA2DA.
J, M. Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Handed
Properties Bondeo
Vancouver.
B.C
3STOW   BO"3TS^__^^
Don't Forget the Ashcroft Tailor
WHEN YOU WANT A NEW SUIT.
I have just received direct from Scotland the best selection of Tweeds, Worsteds, Serges,
Pan tings in the Interior.   Satisfaction guaranteed.
THOMAS McCOSH, Merchant Tailor, Ashcroft, B. C.
Canadian Pacific Navigation Company.
t?nr A lac Ira Steamers for Skagway and Alaska points leave Victoria every Wednesday
rUI   Hlaorva.   evening and Vancouver every Thursday at 1 p.m.
Steamers for H. C. Northern Points leave Victoria and Vancouver weekly.   Regular steamers
for all British Columbia points.   Particulars on application. C. S. BAXTER, G. P. A.
THIS  L_BI__A.__>r_Ds
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER   B. 0
~       M.  P. GORDON,
Kamloops, B.C.
Furniture of every description,  Carpets, iiioleu m,   Window Shades, Cornice Poles, etc.
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS
COMPANY.
ASHCROFT, B. C.
Cariboo and Lillooet
Stage Travel
Clinton and way points, Monday,
Wediiecday and Friday.
All points in Cariboo, Monday and
Friday.
Lillooet direct, Monday and Friday,
Forks of Quesnelle, and way points,
Monday.
Lillooet, via  Lytton, Tuesdays and
Saturdays.
Through and Return Tickets at Reduced Rate*.
Special Conveyances Furnished.
A. UFFOE/D,
OPTICIAN.
VANCOUVER B.C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and Optical goods. Our repair department is unexcelled for fine work.
Le-we your orders with the postmaster
who will have it attended to as well as if
you came personally.
R.XX. BUETT.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
CANDIES, FRUITS, NUTS
LILLOOET. B. C
BAILEY
HOTEL.
Silverthorn Bros. Props,
LYTTON, - - B.C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice Wines,  Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room  free. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, SEPT. 28,1900
CLARKE  & CO.,
Chemists and Druggists, Lillooet, B. C.
A fully assorted stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals, Toilet
Articles, Perfumery, etc. We hope, by care and attention to business, to
give satisfaction to all. Special attention to Mail Orders. Let us know
what is the matter or what iB wanted, enclosing money, and Medicines or
Goods will he promptly sent.
N. B.—Doctor Clarice's office at Store.
Cli^-K-KiTC & CO.
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LOCAL NEWS
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The regular  Bridge  river  mail will
leave Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Webster this  week   received at
her store a full stock of childrens goode.
James B. Uren ia fixing up his lot
in the west end preparatory to building
a residence.
Mrs. E. Santini has been very ill the
past week but is now improved somewhat.
J. D. Young of Vancouver came in by
Lytton Btage Saturday and remained in
town a couple days doing business.
A. A. Brett left for McGillivray  creek
the first of the week.
Wm. E. Brett came down from the
Anderson Lake mines Saturday evening
and left for the coast during the week to
be absent some time.
The Pioneer hotel bus makes trips
daily to the lake to connect with the
steamboats and is now an established
affair much looked for by the traveling
public.      	
At the fall meeting of the Presbytery
of Kamloops, held last Wednesday, the
Clinton and Lillooet districts were sup-
plied by an ordained minister, the Rev.
A. 0. McRae, Th. D.
The Inland Agricultural Association
will hold its annual fair at Ashcroft on
October 2, 3 and 4. The prize lists are
just out being rather late for exhibitors
who intend sending exhibits.
James Walker who has been employed
at the Bend'Or mines for the past year
arrived in town thiB week and left for
the coast to take a rest and a holiday.
He will return in a couple months time.
The weather for the past few days has
been quite cool and fresh snow iB visible
on the mountain peaks surrounding
town. The weather prophets have not
yet decided definitely what kind of a
winter is coming.
The baseball team left town Tuesday
morning by B. X. stage for Ashcroft on
their way to play the Kamloops baseball
team. The citizens were aware of their
departure by the ringing of the fire
alarm about 4*30 a. m.
The Westminster fall fair to be held
the first week in October will no doubt
excel any heretofore held. Manager W
H. Keary reports all the space in the
buildings being taken up and a large
number of entries in all classes of exhibits.
Mr. John Marshall who lives a couple
miles from town on Oayoosh creek, can
boast of raising some fine apples which
will compare with any grown. This
week there has been on exhibition in
town some fine samples from Mr. Mar-
Marshall's orchard measuring fifteen
inches around and weighing two and a
half pounds.
M. Gaynor left for Cadwallader the
first of the week after a short sojourn in
town.        	
G. P. Fitzgerald and J. W. PatterBon
of Victoria arrived in town last week
and will spend a few weeks in this section on a hunting  tour.
The contractors for building the Bridge
river trail are at work with their gangs
of men. John McGillivray has the upper
end, Sucker creek, and Richard Terry
has tbe Mission mountain division.
H. J. Keary has  recovered  from his
attack of quinsy and left the first of the
week to report on the condition  of the
trails in the Empire Valley section. He
will be absent about ten days.
A Chinaman was arrested Saturday
evening for supplying intoxicants to an
Indian and appearing Monday befoie
the magistrate, pleaded guilty and was
fined $100 or four months. The fine was
paid. 	
l--"
R. Terry who has the contract for the
lower end of the Bridge river trail, had
the misfortune to lose one of his fit e
bay horses which made him a matched
team. The fiorse died from inflammation of the bowels.
The Voters List.
A Dominion general election is at
hand. Every male Biitish subject, 21
years of age, who has been in the Province six months, is entitled to have his
name enrolled on the voters' list. Is
yo ir name on the list? If not fill out a
registration form at once. It is a very
simple matter, but you must attend to it
before the 28th of October.
The curious part of the Chinese telegraph system is the fact that even in
the interior, where there are no foreigners, all the telegraph blanks are printed
in English.
The Anthracite coal miners' strike is
now on in earnest. It is a pity that an
agreement could not have been reached.
It would have prevented much suffering
and loss.
WANTED-ACTIVE MAN OF GOOD CHARAC-
ter to deliver and collect in British Columbia
for old established manufacturing wholesale
house. $900 a year, sure pay. Honesty more
than experience required. Our reference, any
bank In any city. Enclosed self-addressed
stamped envelope. Manufacturers, Third
Floor, 334 Dearborn St., Chicago.
Dissolution Notice.
Notice is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore existing between Duncan Fraser
and Geo. D. Bell proprietors of the Excelsior
House, Lillooet, has been dissolved. Mr. Duncan
Fraser will continue the business, to whom all
accounts will be paid and whom will settle all
accounts against said firm.
DUNCAN FRASER,
GEO. D. BELL.
Lillooet, B. C, Sept. 15,1900.
Dress and Mantle
Makin
Shop.
Mrs. E. A. Webster.
Next door to Barber Shop.
J. O'SULLIVAN, F.CS.,
ASSAYER,    ANALYTICAL    CHEMIST    AND
METALLURGIST.
Assayer for 26 years with Messrs. Vivian &
Sons, Swansea. Licensed Provincial Assayer of
British Columbia by Examination.
Assay Office and Chemical Laboratory,
Edison Block, Richards Street,
VANCOUVER. B.C.
HARDWARE.
Having purchased the
Hardware business of Mark
Dumond at Lillooet, B. C, I
am noAv prepared to accommodate the public as heretofore in anything in Hardware, Stoves, Tinware and
Mining Supplies.
Orders sent in will receive
prompt attention.
R. J. ATKIN,
LILLOOET, B.C.
1900 1900
PROVINCIAL
EXHIBITION,
Under the auspices of
The Royal Agricultural  and
Industrial Society of B.C.,
Will be held at
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C.,
October 2, 3, 4, 5.
$20,000 In Prizes $20,000
OPEN TO THE WORLD.
A Round   of   Pleasure   for
Four Whole Days.
Championship Lacrosse,
Manitoba vs. Westminster.
Tug of War, Horse Races, Bicvcle Races,
Aquatics,   Naval   and   Military
Sports, Gymkhana, Baseball, Football.
Band Tournament.
Magnificent illuminations.   Grand Concert each evening.   Special
Attractions.
Monster Excursions from all points at
greatly reduced rates.
No Entrance Fee Charged for Exhibits.
EXECUTIVE :-His Worship Mayor Scott,
T. J. Trapp, G. D. Brvmner, W. J. Mathers, C.
G. Major, Aid. Reid.'Ald. Sinclair, Aid. Adams,
R. P. Anderson, A. Malins.
For Prize Lists, Entry Forms, and full particulars, write to
T.J. TRAPP, W.H. KEARY,
President. Manager and Secretary.
JAS. B. UREN
GENERAL BLACKSMITHING
AND HORSESHOEING.
Lillooet, B. C.
Manufacturer of all kind of
MINER'S SUPPLIES, PICKS, DRILLS, Etc.
None but the best material used. Miners or
prospectors sending in orders will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed.
Established 1886. Incorporated 189h
Mclennan, mcFEEley & Co., Ltd.
DAWSON, Y. T. VANCOUVER, B. C.
Importers and Jobbers of HARDWARE,
Iron, Steel, Glass, Paints, Oils, Metals, Stoves, Tinware, Guns, etc.
We make a specialty or supplies for
Mills, Mines, Blacksmiths, Railroads, Contractors, Lumbermen,etc
Agents for;—     Giant Powder Co.' Majestic Steel Ranges
^^^^^^^^^     Fairbanks Scales      ^^
Bennett's English Fuse
Registered Trademark "SUNSET."
Canton Mining Steel
Spooner's Copperine
Paul Santini,
GENERAL MERCHANT, LILLOOET, B. C.
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry  Goods,  Boots  and  Shoes,
Hardware, etc.
MINERS' OUTFITS A SPECIALTY.
THE FEDERAL LIFE ASSURANCE
COMPANY.
Our guaranteed security plan iB a popular and profitable policy to the assured.
It will pay you to see our rates and different plans before taking out a policy.
WM. HOLDEN, Inspector, Vancouver. THOS. McADAM, Provincial Manager.
LILLOOET AND BRIDGE RIVER STORES.
J, DUNLOP.
GE^T_B_ERyA.I_.     JS/LttXbGTXA.2<Trri
Miners Supplies."
lilLIiOOET, _3. G.
Branch Store at Bridge Eiver where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Min
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C*
LYTTON.
A.. O-. XbAJ3AGrXJXAm,
General Dealer.
Full line   of   Groceries,  Dry Goods, Boots   and Shoes
Dhothing and Hardware.     Miners' Supplies.
STANLEY   PARK   BREWERY
IF. F0UBERT, Proprietor.
Brewer and Bottler of
A2>T1D STOUT
All goods    guaranteed.     Supplied,   to  any part of the
district at reasonable rates.
P. O. BOX 234
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Advertise in
The  Prospector
Read by every miner in the district.
Subscription Price $2.00 per year.
ADVERTISING RATES ON APPLICATION.
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