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The Prospector Oct 6, 1899

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Vol. 2 No. 13.
$2.00 a year.
The Fraser is keeping unusually high
[)r this Beaton of the year.
Joseph Copeland is kept busy doing
I.hreshiug for the farmers down river.
Mr. D. Fraeer is .on a pleasure trip to
he coast cities.
Church of England service will be held
lext Sunday evening at 7:30, by Ven.
lrVrch.dea.on Small.
I Most of the workmen engaged on the
Lytton-Lillooet road ariived in town
Mr. Twi.s, who has heen doing assessment work for Vancouver parties, on
.oine McGillivray cieek claims, returned
to the coast Wednesday.
The mines in the Bridge river section
seem to be showing up better than ever.
Late arrivals report new strikes being
made by parties doing their assessment
Lillooet needs a barber. Whether
there is trade enouph to justify a good
man starting in business here, is a
matter of doubt with some, but a barber
we need, nevertheless.
Mr. Cobbledick, the prime mover in this
great dredging scheme, has been at
Lvtton for some time, hut, owing to ill-
health, is at present making Vancouver
his headquarters.
There was a special gathering of the
"Clams" at the Sign of the Ram's Horn,
near Seaton lake, last night, at least we
were so informed by the Secretary, a
frisky little chap in mutton-chop whiskers, whose invitation we "Kind-er"
declined. A full report of the proceedings will appear in our next issue.
More interest is now being taken in
the Fire Mountain mines. The recent
sale of several groups of claims seems to
,have stimulated mining affairs in that
vicinity. Parties in this town have
lately been offered good figures for their
properties near Skookvim-chuck.
Owing to the absence of the pastor,
Rev. J. E. Gardner, who has been compelled to go east for medical treatment,
there will be no service in the Methodist
Church for a few Sundays. Mr. Brandon
will have charge of the Sunday School
during Mr. Gardner's absence.
With the Transvaal and Philippine
(troubles, the Dewey reception at New
York, the Niaruroi k and Columb'a yacht
race, and last, but not least, the next
ball team the Lillooets will tackle, our
citizens have something to engross their
attention since the wind-up of the Dreyfus trial.
Kamloops wants to play Lillooet a
1 game of baseball at the former burg. It's
usual for those looking for honors to
tackle the champions on their own
ground. If Kamloops ballists fear their
absence would hurt their fair, let them
ng it along with them as a side attrac-
From reliable reports we learn that
the bonds on all the properties secured
by the Bend' Or people, recently, will be
accepted by the company in the course
of a tew days. Through this deal the
B -nd' Or people will have acquired some
of the best free-milling claims in the
t The construction of the big gold dredger at Lytton is now rapidly progi easing.
Some delay was incurred through the
tardiness of mills in furnishing lumber,
but the builder, Mr. G.A. Draghan, now
hopes to keep his men busy all winter.
In reference to an item which appeared in these columns last week, on the
feasibility of removing the present obstructions to navigation between Seaton
and Anderson lakes, we would say that
this same project was favorably reported
upon by the Sappers and Miners during
the days when the highway to Cariboo
was through our town; and, but for the
ultimate selection of the Yale route, the
obstacles referred to would have been
removed at that time.
When our victorious baseball team arrived home last week, they met with an
enthusiastic welcome by the entire popu-
tion of this town. The old people seem
to have taken as much interest in the
game as the younger element. One old
chap, who could not distinguish a bate-
ball from a waterinellon, was observed
listening to a detailed account cf how
the game waB won, interjected with all
the technical phraseology of the baseball
fiend, not a syllable of which could he
understand. But he knew that Lillooet
won some kind of a contest, an t that
was sufficient excuse for the celebration
he inaugurated. ^^^H
Col. -McCollum, host of the Sucker
creek diepensary, favored Lillooet with
a business visit during the early part of
the week. When Jack comes to town,
these days, he is invariably after good
whisky and plenty of it, not for himself,
but for the numerous and capacious
gentlemen who occat-ionally celebrate
in his vicinity. It can be safely asserted
that, when Jack is observed in Lillooet,
there is a scarcity of whisky on Sucker
creek. This trip he took in a pack train
of twenty animals, prettv well loaded,
so we shall probably not see his tun-
burned countenance again for at least
three weeks.
A numerously signed petition has been
forwarded to the Indian Department,
Ottawa, requesting the privilege of erecting suitable steamboat wharves on the
shores of Seaton and Anderson lakes
At present there is no steamboat accommodation whatever, and the rapidly increasing trade in that vicinity necessitates the erection of tome kind of landing and shed for the safe handling of
freight. The sites desired are all on Indian reserves, but as the Indian will de-
rive as much benefit from these landings
as the white man, there should be no
difficulty in obtaining permission from
the Indian Department. It is proposed
to erect a small shed and wharf at each
of the following points: Mission, the
foot of Anderson lake, and both head
and foot of Seaton lake. We hope to
see the early construction of these much-
needed wharves. __^__
Seizure of a Gold Train by
by the Boers.
Westminster Defeats Shamrock Team in Both Games
—Yacht Race is Declared
Off—Sapperton Orphanage
. On the outskirts of town, near the
bridge, there is a system of hydraulic in
full blast that, for general utility and
force, is hard to beat. The almond-eyed
gentlemen who are doubtless making a
\small fortune out of this system of mining are as busy as bees, working both
night and day shifts; but thev have an
innocent way of evading any question
asked them in regard to their mine, quite
admirable, and peculiar to the Chinese.
One crafty old duck volunteered the information that they sometimes made a«
high as 90c. per day. We quite believed
him. That they are making a good
thing out of their hydraulic work there
is little doubt, but the Chinese miner
never did, and never will, let the public
know his business.
[Special to the Prospector]
New Westminster, Oct. 6—Bncs made
seizure of gold from train io Cape Town,
i oting to £500,000. Boers have left
laager at Volksrust, moving towards the
frontier. The situation is extremely
critical at piesent. An unconfirmed report from London is in circulation that
the time given British troops by the
Boers to withdraw from the Transvaal
border expires tomorrow alternoon, and
that failure to comply will be considered
tantamount to a d.claration of war,
New Westminster, O.-t 5—The yacht
race is again declared off on account oi
insufficient wind to allow them to complete the distant e within the time limit.
The next attt nipt will be made on Satut-
New Westminster, Oc. 5—Westminster again defeated Toronto iu lacrosse.
Score: Westminster 7, Toronto 3.
New Westminster,Oct. 5--The Sapper-
ton Orphanage was burned to the ground
yesteiday afternoon.   No lives were lost.
New Westminster, Oct. 4.—In the
great international yacht race, todty,
the Shamiock <*'oi, but ow.ng to the
time limit having expired before the
yachts finished, the race was declared
New vVestminster, Sept. 4 — In the
lacrosse game between New Westminster and Toronto, held on the Exhibition
grounds in this city, today, Westminster
won.   Score, 7 against 2.
Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 5.—The latest
despatches received here indicates the
certainty oi war between Great Britain
and the Transvaal. The opening of hostilities is hourly expected. There is
great activity among the Boers. Burghers aie gathering in larue numbers near
the Natal frontier, where they expect
the first engagement will be fought. Tne
Transvaal government officials have requisitioned 700 horses, provisions and
general equipment for the Burghers.
Horses were even requisitioned from the
streets and the stables, and the town
was depleted. The first raad command
of 6,000 men have started for the front,
and the Johannesburg corps of 750 men
is following. In the meantime business
is stagnant and the exodus of the Out-
landers continues. British forces are
steadily moving nearer to the frontier.
Hussar scouts have advanced to Danu-
branse, beyond Glencoe, in the direction
of Lang's Nek, on the main railroV.
The British camp at Glencoe is situated
on a stony koppje with strong breast'
works of stones on top.
We hear that the Kamloops baseball
club have challenged our lads for a contest during the coming exhibition. As
an inducement they promise a valuable
silver cup and a side bet of any amount
between $300 and $1,000. The Kamloops
men propose to confine themselves entirely to the residents of that district for
players, but will allow Lillooet to join
Hands with Ashcroft in the selection of
a team. This is liberal indeed, and
would impress one with the idea that
there must be some extraordinary baseball manipulators skipping around the
sagebrush of the lake city. Ashcroft has
some good men to pick from, but vfc
think our Lillooet boys a match for Kamloops any day. However, that will be a
matter for the lads to settle between
General Mercier, persecutor of Dreyfus, received from Liverpool a copper
kettle, as a prize for being the biggest
liar oh earth.    He deserved it.
The Dominion Government has perfected arrangements to send 1200 men to
the Transvaal should their services be
A detachment of Royal Artillery reached Victoria on the 30th ult. They are
accompanied by a brass band of eighteen
The highwayman has made his appearance iu Atlin. Last week a stage-load
of passenuers were held up and made to
contribute the usual fee.
The steamer Dirigo, just arrived from
the North, reports another earthquake
in that vicinity. New strikes on Wolf
and Fox creeks in Atlin are causing excitement, and a stampede is looked for.
The steamer Scotsman, of the Dominion line, is a wreck off Belle Isle. In
attempting to land, twelve ladies were
drowned. The crew of the vessel behaved badly, in some cases looting the
passengers' baggage.
The Dominion Government telegraph
line to Dawson is now open and ready
for business. Through messages can
now be forwarded from Skagway at the
rate of $4 per ten Words, and 20c. for
each additional word.
Recent arrivals from Cape Nome confirm the reports of the richness of the
plai-er mines in that country, but predict
trouble there thiB winter if half the
present population do not seek other
climes. Already there is a scarcity if
provisions and fuel.
Rossland had a narrow escape from
fire the other day, but the prompt action
of the fire department confined the
flames to a comparatively small area. A
gale of wind was blowing, and, for a
time, the city had a narrow shave. A
dozen small buildings were consumed.
Loss, about $5,000.
G. W. Otterson, of Del Oro Co., Omin-
eca, brings news of the suffering of two
miners on Mansen creek trail in July.
Their names are Constable, of Chilcoten,
and Roncee, of Edmonton. They got on
ihe wrong trail and were four days without food. They bad killed and ate their
dogs and bad laid down to die when
Officers and men of the Vancouver
battalion are anxious to be drafted for
South Africa. Few have expressed themselves as unwilling to be among the first
draft of Canadian troops. Tbe officers,
however, will not be interviewed, since
Gen. Hutton's reminder to Col. Hughes
that he is liable to a heavy fine for his
announcement in this connection.
The PrinceBS of Wales one day visited
a butter fair in Yorkshire, and she said
to the president of the fair: "I believe,
sir, that the best butter comes from
Denmark." "Oh, no, madam," replied
the president, "the best butter comes
from Yorkshire, but the best Princess
comes from Denmark." Who says an
Englishman doesn't know how to pay a
No Roman conqueror or victorious
king or prince coming home from a successful war, ever received such a magnificent ovation as overwhelmed Admiral
Dewey when he reached New York on
the 29th ult. It is estimated that over
three million people reviewed the pageant from shore, and that a quarter of a
million were afloat.
The old steamer Boscowitz, one of the
oldest vessels on the coast, was sunk off
the mouth of the Skeena river the other
day, with a heavy cargo of canned salmon
on board. She surprised her owners last
week when she steamed into Victoria harbor for repairs. The Boscowitz
has had a long and most useful career,
aud although several times wrecked, she
has always resumed running shortly
The telephone system of Victoria, Vancouver and New Westminster has been
acquired by a syndicate of eastern capitalists, who, besides improving the service, will establish a long-distance telephone between Victoria and the mainland. The syndicate, a short time ago,
purchased the property of the New Westminster and Burrard Inlet Company,
which includes the systems of tbe Terminal and Royal cities.
Late and reliable reports point to the
fact that the lower Yukon is so uncertain
for travel, that banks in the interior will
not depend upon that route any longer
this year for bullion shipments, and that
it is a settled fact that within a few days
the final shipments of gold dust from
Dawson will be made by way of Skagway. These will be unusually heavy—
record breakers for this route—and be
accompanied by a heavy guard. The
lower river widens out so that tbe fall
rains, which frequently prevail near the
coast near its southerly course, affoct
only the uppur river, and that portion is
navigable for several weeks longer than
the lower Yukon.
„ ' ti:e j _ osrECToi., i.ii.lgof.t. f; _\. fi jpay. October o. i^n
Published .very Friday.
BUB8CK--TION $2.00
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
The old town of Lillooet has been the
scene of many ups and dowi.s to the
miner. In the days of old, and gold,
when the mines of Cariboo we>e first
being developed, this little town was the
scene of great commercial activity, being
at that time the trade centre of the interior; but, with the completion of the
Yale wagon-road, a few years later on,
we were practi ally switched off the commercial highway to the mines, and Lillooet was left to her own resources. For
long years after, Lillooet was the rendezvous of the placer miner, and for a lone
time the banks of the Fraser and its
tributaries were made to yield the sole
revenue oi this district. Placer mining
in those days paid well, and was, even
up to a very few years ago, almost the
Bole occupation of men in this vicinity.
Quartz mining was an unknown industry
in these parts, and the few men who did
venture in that occupation were looked
on as harmless cranks. On Oayoosh
creek and along the Bridge river, profitable mining was pursued; but with the
continuous working of the same gravel,
year after year, when the profits gradually diminished to ordinary wages, the
placer miner began to look for other
occupations. This lead to a search for
quartz, with what result need hardly be
recorded here. The discovery of the
Golden Cache mine caused intense interest to be taken in the district of Lillooet,
and the result was a great influx oi prospectors, capitalists, and would-be millionaires, who clustered around the discovery poet of the supposed bonanza like
bees, _et up their little stakes wherever
they discovered a piece of white stone,
and—what else did they do? They ju.t
awaited the development of the Golden
Cache 1 True, tbe Cache had some rich
rock, rich enough to excite the moat conservative miner, and, for all we know to
the contrary, may even yet he a good
property, despite the fact that it has met
with financial collapse. However, Lillooet profited to some extent during the
Cache boom, but in the end it did more
harm than any calamity that coald have
befallen the old town. Our mining industry was in the hands of stock speculators and a certain class of miners,
some of whom could not distinguish a
mine shaft from a gopher hole; and these
were the first men to condemn the coun-
K. try in general after the Cache had
k failed to enrich them. Their initial experience with one mine was sufficient to
call forth their most emphatic condemna-
atiqp of a country hardly yet prospected,
and;capital, always a timid bird, was
soon frightened out of our mining camp..
Mining, at its best, is always speculation, pure and simple, and the man who
'lias not the heart to stand adversity
.■should keep out of it; in any case he
should at least understand something
about tbe business in which he is investing his money. All prospects are
not always mines, any more than do al
mineB prove good investments; but, to
to the man who understands his business
there is as little risk taken in mining as
in many other legitimate pursuits.
However, the dark cloud of depression
soon settled over our mining industry,
owing to the Cache, and, for a time, this
district felt the full weight of it. Men
with promising claims felt discouraged,
and, in many .cases, abandoned them.
Capital could not be induced to take an
interest in any kind of a mining proposition, however good it setmtd, and, as a
rule, mining "experts" looked with bi s-
picion on this district, and poor old
Lillooet was thrown upon her own resources once more. Occasionally an
"expert" would visit these part., take a
squint at some rock, hut usually left
with an adverse criticism in his pocket;
the tide of public opinion being against
this section as a mining field, it no doubt
suited some of these gentlemen to ktep
in the "swim." But it soon occurred to
a few of our miners that some of these
condemned properties were rich enough
to work without tbe assistance of outside
capital, and within the past few months
a most decided change has taken place
in the future outlook for this section.
We have made dividend-paying mines
out ci "condemned" properties,developed dozens of other claims showing free
gold all through the rock, and demonstrated to the most skeptical miner that
this district of ours is, notwithstanding
all that has been said, one of the best
fields for stamp mills, on the coaet. In
the Bridge river section we undoubtedly
have the nucleus of a great mining camp,
a section in which, before the lapee < f
another year, a d< zen stamp mills will
be heard pounding rock both night and
day, and already the noise of the mill
and arrastra is heard in those parts.
Today the business of Lillooet is a sun -
ing a prosperous tone, and, small though
it is at present, will keep pace with the
development of our mines, the prosperous future of which there can be little
doubt. We want no mining boom; of
that business Lillooet has had enough.
Our own mines are good enough for our
own miners to operate, and the reappearance of the mining-shark in our
midst will not be bailed with any degree of cordiality. We would also remind a certain class of prospectors that
their services are no longer required to
help us stake out this district. Tbis has
already been attended to, on a grand
scale, and irrespective of the proximity
of ledge or "float." It is prospectors of
this ilk who have hurt the district, and
have, through their ignorant, of mining,
helped to lighten the pockets of many
well-meaning people. After making a
"location" they generally succeed in
finding a mineralized specimen upon it,
which, after assay, is termed an average
sample of some great ledge on the claim.
Very often this kind of false representation is the means of thousands of dollars
being squandered in search of that which
nevtr existed. There is plain evidence of this kind of work already on
view in this district of ours. No, we
do not netd many more of this stamp of
men; hut to the industrious, honest
miner, Lillooet will give a glad welcome.
If he cannot strike a good mine at the
first attempt, he can at least make the
rocker yield him as good results for his
labor as he can obtain elsewhere. Although Lillooet has had her fair share of
adversity, and all the ups and downs
incidental to the inauguration and collapse of inflated mining booms, the citizens of this town have more faith in the
future of their mineral diet ict than th' y
ever had, and the day is not far distant
when others will join in the same opinion who, when they left here, promised
"never to return." As in the olden days,
when the rich placer mine made Lillooet
a prosperous town, so, in the future,
will tbe quartz mil work the same
change in our financial affairs. It will
now be in order for the local government to put tbe Bridge river trail in
such a condition that men can get
material to their claims without going
to the expense and ri_k they are now
compelled to incur, and it will not be
long before we have Ii el' times once
more in Lillooet, as good as the days of
old, forty years ago I
Wholesale    and     Retail   of    L-lgh
and Heavy Harness.
Saddles, Vehicles, Saddlery Hardware, and
Harness Leather.
Quotations by mail forwarded on application.
412 HASTINGS ST., Vancouver, B.C.
The war talk in the Transvaal is still
the sole theme of discussion, b_*, up to
t ie present, that is about the only hum
of hostility yet i ia^layed by Oom Paul.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
Lillooet. B. C
Notary Public, Accountant and
-V-inini£   Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
Soo Pacific Line
Days Across the
Continent by the
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 as to time, rates, etc.
also copies Of Canadian Pacific Ry., publications apply to any agent 0, P. R., or to
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent, Vancouver, B. C.
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.
W. F. Allen  Proprietor.
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First Class Hotel in e\»ery respect.     Accommodation
for Eighty Guests.    ! .rge Annex comfortably furnished.     Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
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Headquarters tor the B. C- Express Stages.
Hotel Victoria.
__I__T_003BT, 23. CM.
This hotel being new and thoroughly fini.h.d througho.it is the only first]
class hotel in Lillooet. Persons .all'ig at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good st,abl:ng in connection with ttie hotel. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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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 stflfre]
from Lytton to Lillooet. At present we have rigs at both endB of the road whiHr
will take you as far an possible, and we supply saddle horse? for the rest of th*
trip.   By starting from Lytton over twenty miles is saved when going to Lillooe . J
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B I
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.,
_p_a_"vii.io:_t, JB. c.
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 aud Ashcroft.
W. CUMMING. Agent, Lillooet B. C.    .   .
Storage & Forwarding: Agts
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle railway charges and forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY &( n THE PROSPECTOR, LTLLGOET. B. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1899.
Th. Bend'Or Mine.
There is in the Bank of British North
America, on Hastings street, a good-
sized gold brick, says the News-Advertiser. It'represent, the (first mill run of
the Bend'Or mine, Cadwallader creek.
Mr. J.M. Mackinnon, President of the
Bend'Or Mines, Limited, was present
during tbe run. He submitted his report to a meeting of the Directors here
Thursday evening. Mr. F.M.Robertson,
Secretary of the Company, seen on Friday, gave the following account of the
A meeting of the Directors of the Company was held ThuiBday to receive Mr.
Mackinnon'B rei ort. It stated that the
mill Btarttd running on August 23rd, at
v> p. m., and ran until 9 a. m. on Sept.
loth. After making deductions for unavoidable stops the actual running time
. was 20 days. The ore crushed during
that time was 400 tons. We were oblig'
ed to only crush 20 tons per day in order
to obtain better amalgamation, but from
now on we will increase tbe amount
largely. The actual result of the crushing was 383 28 ounces in gold, besides
the amalgam refuse, the value of which
is $176.13; the tailings are bet'.er being
saved for future treatment.
After testint; the valu-;. in the stopes,
the company has no hesitation in claiming that the next run will average at
least $30 per ton. The best thing of all
in connection with the property is the
striking of the lead in the lower tunnel,
It was encountered at a distance of 236
feet in, and pioved to be 33 inches i
width. An average sample assayed $66
per ton. This 100 feet below the pres
ent working tunnel.
CARGILE HOUSE, ashcroft.
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated. Culinar
department unsurpassed. The Bar is stocked with choice liquors and cigars and
will be in charge of experienced men.   Every convenience for commercial men.
FRED H. NELSON, - - - Proprietor.
By Dog Sleighs.
The Canadian Development Company
are making special arrangements for the
handling of passenger traffic in the north
quickly this winter. Mr. Maitland Ker
sey has just arranged for the immediate
construction of a road from the Cariloo
Crossing to Rink Rapids, to lead through
the valley between tbe places named and
avoid the circuitous route f Mowing the
waterway to Dawson. The cut-off means
the saving of 140 miles. Way houses
will be built at places along the road at
distances of 30 miles apart, and a first-
class sleigh service will be operated with
hirses during the winter. From Rink
R ipids to Dawson, dog teams will make
the necessary connection, at what at the
outside is expected to be a ten-day trip
from Dawson. Four or five new steamers will be built during the winter for
next summer's traffic. They will be
three times as large as the boats now in
Two Big Uold Bricks.
The first clean-up has been made by
the Okanogan Free Gold Fields, and Mr.
S. Thornton Langley has returned to
Rossland with two bricks of gold, which
are the result of the clean-up, says a recent number of the Rossland Record.
The brick were lying on the desk in Mr.
J. S. C. Fra^er's office, in the Bank of
M <ntreal,and look- d very tempting. The
value of the bricks has not yet been
made public. The directors have declared a dividend of 5 per cent., equal to one
quarter of a cent a share, which will be
paid October 15th. Mr. Langley says
the mine i<« looking very well, and many
new leads of good ore are being encountered constantly. The c mipany has five
claims included in its property, all of
which are valuable.
- - - THE	
^Tie British America Corporation have
filed their defence in the big suit brought
by Lyman F. Williams, of Spokane, for
Spokane, for $602,620, or $2.30 a share,
which it is claimed is still due on 262 000
shares of Le Roi stock sold to the British
America Corporation.
i_v_:__±i_=^ci_i:A.__>r_r t_a_.ii_o:r,.
__s_a:c-Eao_B"r, _b. c.
Tweeds, Trouserings, Serges, Winter Goods, etc
Call and inspect our stock. Good workmanship and moderate charges.   Repair
ng and cleaning a specialty.   Orders by mail or express punctually attended to.
MINERS' SUPPL1LS a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
Sold for Fortv Thousand Dollars.
The well-known Lardeau property, the
Towser, the next location to the famous
Silver Cup mine, owned bv D. Ferguson,
of Ferguson and J. Knowles of Revel-
stoke, two prominent old-time Lardeau
prospectors and mining men, was sola
outright on Thursday to J. Skeaff, managing engineer of the French Creek
Company, for a Chicago syndicate. The
price paid was forty thousand dollar.-,
making the deal the biggest mining
transaction which has so far taken place
in the Lardeau. The new owners will
proceed at once with the erection of
cabins on the property and extensive
development work will be undertaken
with a view of thoroughly testing the
claim. Other important deals for Lardeau properties are now pending.—
Suspended Publication.
The Victoria Glohe, after an eight
months' struggle wiih adversity, ha*
joined the long concour.e of journalistic
aspirants already anchored in tbe literary boneyard of B. C. The Globe was a
very well conducted paper, and just why
it could not eke out an existence in a
city like Victoria, seems qu.er. Possibly
a complication of political roubles was
more than the Globe's vitality could
Actual contact with the working of a
mine and the extraction of ores does
more for a man's mining education than
reading stores of technical descriptions,
and when the contact is aided by some
previous knowledge of geology, miner-
ology and chemistry, there is nothing in
mining that cannot easily be understood.
A few men of this stamp do more to le p
demonstrate the value of a mining district than a score of those t heoretical
gentlemen who have obtained their experience through books, whilst smoking
their cigars.
Wagon Road to Dawson.
An order-in-ccuncil has been passed
completing arrangements with the Yukon Overland Express and Transportation Company for the construction of a
wagon and sleigh road from the head of
Lake Bennett to Dawson City. Right
of way and other privileges have been
obtained from the government. Thej
company will carry mails and will have \
stations fifteen miles apart.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
B. C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,  Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room   free.
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
Anthony & Kobson,
(Successors to A.Stevenson.
Business established IHtKI.
General flerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHA8. McGILLIVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.    Stable in connection.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
Smallpox is getting- a good start
the c ty of San Francisco. Already there I
are several well-developed cases. '
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 citizcnsi
128 WatW Street, VANCOUVER, B C.
and Contractors
Sole agents:
M. Beatty i sons Dredging Machinery.
Contractors for the design and construction of complete stamp mills, concentration,
clornation, cyanide and smelter equipments
Peterboro Ont., and Vancouver, B. C.
J. M, Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
• Handled
Properties Bondeo
Vancouver 6.0
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.
N. de Kevser,ASHCR0FT
Manufacturing Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying
Glasses, Compasses and Aneroids.
All orders by mail and express promptly attended to. All work warranted or
money refunded. If your eyesight is defective rail and have your eyes tested free
in the most scientific way. Spectacles and eyeglasses sent on approval to rt»s«
ponsihle parties. Tell distance you can read the smallest newspaper print and
iige.   We will guarantee satisfaction.   Repairing department a specialty.
Leland House
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVEB   B. (5
w_*_;. h_____i___?o_>t; prop.
Mrp. L. G. Burns is on a few weeks'
visit with friends in Victoria. She left
on the Lytton stage, Saturday.
Mr. P. Sherwood started for the North
Fork early this week, and Mr. Jas. Row-
bottom is on a business trip to the
Blaekwater district.
Messrs. Robt. Hamilton, J. M. Mackinnon. and F. R. Robertson, came in
on a special from Lytton, Monday. Next
day they left for the Bend'Or mine.
Rev. J. E. Gardiner is on a trip to Toronto. Ill health compelled him to seek
medical advice in that city. We hope to
see the rev. gentleman back home in the
course of a few weeks.
Monday afternoon we were favored
with the arrival of three stage coaches
and three freight teams. Business is
certainly on the increase. Bridge river
seems to be the objective point of more
than half the traffic heading this way.
Geo. Bell and W m. Downs, who have
been basking in the sunshine of baseball
hilarity in the vicinity of Ashcroft, for a
few days, returned home Monday. Mr.
Downs proceeded to Clinton, yesterday,
to superintend sporting events in that
lively little town.
Chief Justice MeColl, in company with
Attornev-General Henderson, arrived on
an Ashcroft special Monday evening
Under the guidance of our police force
they inspected the various points of interest in our city. They left again next
A dusky beauty, well under the influence of gin, made a street parade on her
responsibility, the other evening, but
unfortunately flopped into the willing
arms of our police force. She regretted
this very much and kicked accordingly,
but ultimately reached the destination
of the wayward. She contributed the
usual assessment towards keeping up the
dignity of our town.
The wagon road between here and
Lytton is at last completed. Although
stages have been making through trips
for a week, it was not until yesterday
when the men quit work, and a first-class
job they have made of it. Passengers
and freight will now have speedy transit,
and the saving of quite an item in.
travel between here and the railroad.
The completion of this much-sought
highway will no doubt materially help
the trade of this town and district.
We hear that there is a scheme on foot
whereby a steamboat service will be
established on Bridge river. The proposed run will be from Jack's Landing
to Sucker creek, about 40 miles. If this
is done—and there is every reason to
believe that it will be—the Bridge river
miner will eternally pray, etc. A small
stern-wheel steamer could find a profitable trade, even now; but with the coming of spring-time, the Bridge river trade
will keep a steamboat quite busy.
According to some of the coast paper?,
a Chinaman has made his appearance in
their midst, in company with a buckskin
sack containing $5,000 in heavy placer
gold, which he claims to have obtained
somewhere in the vicinity of the Bridge
river section. A little thing like this
should not surprise Vancouver papers.
Bridge river and most of its tributaries
are gold-bearing stream s from which
immense sums have been extracted.
The country in that direction is, even
at this late day, practically unexplored
by the miner, Only the other day we
saw a large sum of very heavy gold taken
from the vicinity of Alexander creek.
There is plenty of good placer ground in
Lillooet district.
Horrible Murder.
The most atrocious murder committed
in Victoria, for many years, was brought
to light last Saturday morning on the
Indian reserve, ju.t beyond the trestle,
on the city side ot the engine house of
the E. & N. Railway. The victim was
Mrs. John Binge, who, with her brother,
J. Jordan, kept a bakery opposite the E.
& N railway depot. The body was
found by Officer Walker, und on being
viewed by the coroners, Dr. Hart and
Dr. Fraser, was removed to the city
The body was shockingly mutilated,
stripped of every vestige of clothing, and
resembled one of the victims of "Jack the
Ripper," in Whitechapel. Finger-marks
on the throat indicate that the woman
was strangled. There are numerous
bruises, but the chief injuries are of such
nature impossible to publish, but, show
the poor woman had been in the hands
of an incarnate fiend, who literally tore
her to pieces in executing his awful
work. Near the remains, on the bank
above the railway track, were the hat,
shoes, and stockings of the deceased,
while other portions of clothing lay
beneath the body.
All the indications point to a terrific
..niggle between the unfortunate woman
and the murderer or murderers. She
left home the previous night about eight
o'clock, according to the recollection of
her .brother, with whom she was in
partnership in the bakery business. She
carried a shopping bag, and her puree
containing the day's receipts was found
near the railroad track, empty. Two
gold rings which she wore are also missing. One of the many theories is that
the perpetrator of the crime intended at
first to rob Mrs. Bing, and meeting with
a stout resistance became maddened and
murdered and mutilated the body.
The deceased bore an excellent reputation, and came from Germany fifteen
years ago. Her husband is an employee
of the E. & N. Railwsy, and lived on
Russell street, Victoria west. The police
do not suspect the Indians, and believe
the crime is the work of a madman, who
must have done it with lightning speed.
From Omlneca.
Mr. R. H. Hall, of the Hudson Bay
Co., and Mr. C. Tetley, of Vancouver,
who is the agent for the Cottonwood
Colonial Co., near Qnesnelle, registered
at the Central on Tue.day night. Mr.
Hall is on his way to the roast, after a
tour of investigation through the western
part of the province. In response to an
inquiry as to the condition of the Ounin-
eca mines, Mr. Hall stated that everything was looking well as far as he knew.
The 43rd Milling and Mining Co. had
everything ready for an early start with
their elevators next season, but would
not be able to make more than a very
short run this seaton. Col. Wright
would leave for Quesnelle about the 2nd
or 3rd of Oct. The St. Anthony Co. had
done good work, and their plans were
well along for hydraulicing. Capt. Black
was working on Black Jack gulch with
a canvas hose and a force of ten men,
and reported as doing well. The pipe
for his company's claim was at Stuart's
lake. When Mr. Hall came through, a
new strike of coarse gold on Robertson
creek, a tributary of the Nation river,
was reported, but Mr. Hall did not
know of its extent or value. Of the
Cottonwood mine, Mr. Tetley says work
has been rushed along as rapidly as possible, and that hydraulicing will commence in the spring. Mr. Bette, the
engineer, has done good work, but has
met with difficult engineering problems.
Mr. Tetley is in hopes that tbe flume
will now stand all right, and that the
next season may see some returns for
the large expenditures his company has
made. Both of the gentlemen leit for
t e cob a by Imperial Limited Wednesday morning.—Journal.
ThdUolden Cache.
Circular letters have been addressed to
various citizens by Fox & Ross, the Toronto brokers, stating that with W. Chaplin, president of the Welland Vale Mfg.
Co., J. Hawley, of Vancouver, and others, they have formed a syndicate to
purchase the old assets of the Golden
Cache, consisting of five claims, air compressor, plant, and eo on. Col. Rives'
report was favorable, and that of Prof.
Montgomery, who examined the property in August, was that there was
about a million dollars' worth of ore in
sight, the average value of which is from
$12 to f 14 per ton. The plans of the
new owners are to install an entirely
new and separate plant, capable of Seating 50 tons of ore per day, to be increased later. The new capitalization of the
company will be a million shares at a
par value of $1 each, 500.000 of which
are reserved by the syndic <te and 500,000
placed in the treasury. The letter add*
that it was the original intention of the
firm to allot to the old shareholders
share for share in the new company, on
the payment of a certain amount, but
circumstances have developed which
prohibit this. There have been secured
150,000 shares for this purpose.
1899 PROVINCIAL 1899
Under the auspices of
The Royal Agricultural & Industrial Society of B. C.
will be held at
New Westminster
October 3, 4, 5, 6.
SI5000-IN PRIZES-$I5000
0_?_B_ST TO T__C.E_ "WOISIiD
A Round of Pleasure for Four
Whole Days.
Horse Races.   Bicycle Races.
Champion Lfioroase.   Naval and
Military Sports.   Aquatics.   Gym.
khana., Baseball.   Football
• Band Tournament,
Magnificent Illuminations.
Grand Concert each evening.
Special attraction at the New Westminster Opera House.
Monster Excursions from all points at
greatly reduced rates.
For special features see small hand-
No entrance fee charged for exhibits.
EXECUTIVE-His Worship Mayor Ovens,T
J. Trapp, W. J. Mathers, Geo. P. Brymner, K. F.
Anderson, Alderman J. F. Scott and Alderman
M. Sinclair.
For Prize Lists, Entry Forms, and full particulars, write to
 ^^^H Secretary
W. H. KEARY, Commissioner.
a.. u:f__to_R,i_>,
VANCOUVER, - - - - B. C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department is unex
celled for line work. Leave your orders with
the postmaster who will have it attended to as
well as if you came personally.
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1895.
Mclennan, mcfeeley & Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail 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.
C3-_B_tsr_B_=^_A_.X_     Is&J&ttCtTIA'lXrr
Miners Supplies.
IiIXiX.00.e_T, -b. C-
Branch Store at Bridge River where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Min
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty
-_B.A__.r__: of-
THE ASHCROFT BRANCH is the most convenient Bunk for Lillooet and all
f daces in the Cariboo district.   Money received on deposit.    Drafts issued and collections made
n any part of Canada, Ureal Britain and the United States.
Gold I>UHt and Amalnam l*tii-c."iH»ed
R.F. Anderson &Co
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Pteel, Picks, Shovels, etc.. Wire Cable
and Kus.-el Wire Fe icing.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
Our Specialties:


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