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The Prospector Aug 11, 1899

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Array Vol. 2, No. 5.
$2.00 a year.
t|   Of Baseball Last Saturday Afternoon In Lllr
I1 looet.   Ckwe Oame.
Last Friday evening a four horse stage
rolled into town with tbe Ashcroft base
ball team and several visitors, eighteen
in all being on the stage. L. Hautier the
pioneer driver bringing them through
the 62 miles in good time. The boys
were put up at the Pioneer Hotel and
t>>e Lillooet team looked after them in
good «shape. Saturday morning the
visitors drove to Seaton lake where they
spent a few hours viewing the scenery
and bathing. After lunch and about
1.30 the boys lined up on the ground
ready for play. The following are the
players and positions of both teams.
Lillooet. C. T. Diamond, (captain)
pitcher; Jas. Sanson, catcher; R. J.
Atkins 1st base; T. Walters second base;
W. H. Miller, 3rd base; T. Spelman,
right field; W. G. Duguid,centre field;
A. Phair left field and T. A. Brett, short
Ashcroft. W. C. Morgan, (captain)
pitcher; A. Dexter, catcher; A. Shields,
1st base; W Skillinge, 2nd base; C.
Ii. Deans, 3rd. base; J. B. Brenner,
right field. R. Jarvis centre field; M.
Dumond, left field and M. Bailey short
£. J. Prell of Ashcroft was umpired
the game.
"Play ball" was .ailed with the Lil-
looets to the bat, and they were put out
in very short order. The first innings of
AshcroftiteB resulted in a few runs,
and from the third innings ou the score
was about even. Tbe ninth innings
for the Lil looets they were four ahead
I'.nd with Ashcroft to the bat, the game
waB exceedingly interesting. Ashcroft
soon climbed up on account.of some bad
plays made by tbe home team and when
out were three runs ahead making the
score, Ashcroft 23, Lillooet 20.
Tbe Lillooet team put up the best
playing right through the game and only
four balls were struck by the visitors,
over twenty bases being taken on balls
and the batter being hit, while the home
team were only given half a dozen bases
on balls. The visiting team were all right
and know bow to play ball. The game
all through was conducted in a very nice
manner and no wrangling whatever, although the visitors had to play' a harder
game than they expected. Quite a
number of spectators witnessed the
match and were all pleased with the
game. A few showers of rain during
the game cooled off tbe air and made it
pleasant for the players.
In the evening the visitors were given
a dinner at the Pioneer at which over
sixty attende I Dr. Sanson occupied
the chair, speeches were indulged in and
toasts drauk. The dinner was a
first class affair and Mr. Allen spared
no means to satisfy the inner man,
everyone being high in their praises of
sumptuous repast. The evening was
spent in an enjoyable manner and all
enjoyed the numerous and witty
songs, recitations, and speeches made
by the boys. About midnight tbe party
adjourned by singing the national an-
' .Shortly after six in tbe morning the
visitors prepared to leave for their home
all well pleased frith their trip to
Lillooet and tne entertainment they received.   The following were on tbe stage
besides the baseball team: Denis Murphy, Geo. Ward, H. Cargile, T. McCosh,
Fred. H.   Nelson, J.  Wyriess and £.
Tyauchton Celebration.
During the past week Tyaucton has
been enlivened by tbe annual visit of
the Chilocoten Indians. Invitations
were issued some two weeks ago to the
Lillooet Indians, by tbe visiting tribe, to
meet them at Tyauchton and join them
in having a good time. Tne Bridge river
Indians did not show up owing to
the place of meeting being at Tyauchton
flat instead of North Fork mountain.
About a dozen of the Lake Indians were
the only ones to accept the invitation
and With the exception of those resident
on Cadwallader and Tyauchton were the
only representatives of the Lillooet tribes.
Alexander gave a spread on behalf of
the Lillooets and after doing full justice
to the. good things provided for tbe inner
man, treated the company to some solos
on tbe cornet. After which singing and
dancing was indulge, in until the first
grey streak of dawn, when each man
saught his blanket. The following evening was given a return banquet by tbe
Chilocoten IndianB under direction of
Peter, chief of the Anahams, ably assisted by Naama, chief of the Chilco lake or
Naama Valley Indians, after which was
givun an exhibition oi ancient tribal
customs characteristic of the two tribes.
A purse was made up by Mr. C. T. Harris with tbe following result: Vaulting,
Seymore; hop, step and jum, Tackmash
1, Johnny 2; long jump, Charlie 1, Quilt
Johnny 2.   .
Lytton Dredger.
The dredger which is being built at
Lytton will probably be the largest in
British Columbia and' the proposition
is being superintended by competent and
practical men. Three carloads of machinery is at present on the ground and
more is expected along shortly. The
dredger is being built below town and
by tbe time tbe scow is finished, all the
machinery will be on hand. The scow
will be 110 feet in length, 35 feet wide
and seven feet depth. The workings oi
the dredger will the same as is used in
New Zealand the bucket style, a series
of buckets kept on the go all the time.
Tbe engine boilers, electric light plant,
bucket, ladder and general dredging
gear were all secured in the Old Country.
Mr. Cobbledick has charge of the affairs
for the company and may probably have
things in shape for testing the dredger
and ground this fall and will be in running shape early next spring.
The Fountain.
The hydraulic plant about ten miles
from Lillooet near the Fountain is in
sbape for running and Mr. H. S. South-
and turned the water on Wednesdayand
commenced working tbe gravel on the
opposite side of the river where he takes
hit water. Everything is in good shape
and it is expected that before the end of
the week the whole plant will be
working without a hitch. The pipe
lines is taken across the river on a cable
bridge. There is ample water and Mr.
Southard Will no doubt make some big
runs before 'hi* fall as good remits can
be obtained from the ground by paning.
E. 0. Jones is a passenger on the stage
this afternoon.        ■_
Fishing still keeps fairly good in
Cayoosh creek although the creek is
falling fast.
James Veasy and Joe Cover rode over
from Ashcroft last Friday and remained
in town a couple of days.
Will Gumming from Pavilion mills
was in town for a couple days this week.
'' Coming events cut their shadows before them."
"w. J. Stockand who Went to the coast
a few weeks ago is now employed at the
mines on Shoal bay up the coast from
A clvclone struck in the vicinity of
Ashcroft last week' and damaged tbe
railroad some. The ranchers were lucky
enough io escape this one.
R. H. Brett and Mrs. L. G.
Burns and children, Who have been
nam ping on Oayoosh creek for several
weeks returned home todav.      .   !>'•;■ |
Report from the Bend'Or this week
says that a email slide in one of tbe
stopes has stopped the men working at
that point. No one was seriously hurt
as far aa we can learn.
Dan Fraser of the Excelsior house has
one of the latest dinner bells whose
geutle sounds can be plainly heard at
all meal hours announcing that he is
open for business.
Ir igtftion water is damaging the road
badly between Brett's and Hodge's
houses. A culvert should be put in without delay as it is a great inconvenience
to people passing by having to wade
through the water.
Geo. Hurley went down to the slide
this morning to meet Toronto parties
who are the principals in the syndicate
which.is doing the work on Cayoosh
creek under Col. Rives. They will arrive sometime tomorrow.
Messrs. J. M. Mackinnon, Robert
Hamilton and other parties interested
in the Bend'Or mines are expected in
town today or tomorrow. They will go
up to the mines to watch the result of
the mill when started up.
The baseball team are very enthusiastic at present and it is hoped that
it will continue until September when
they expect to play a return match with
Ashcroft, the team did exceptionally
well at the match last Saturday considering tbe practice tbey had. The
citizens of town should help them all
that they possibly can, as necessary
paraphernalia will have to be purchased
and the team will have to donate towards their expenses to Ashcroft. Last
Saturdays match was the first game of
the kind ever held in Lillooet and it is
very seldom that you ever hear of a
baseball warn driving 62 miles for a
match. H
The stipendiary magistrate had a few
cases before him this week but not of a
serious nature.    .
Thomas Walters and family moved to
the dredger this week where Mr. Walters will be employed.
W. J. Abrecrombie was in the vicinity
of Pavilion a few days this week looking
up cattle for bis butober shop.
The government road men out in different parts of the district are doing all
the necessary work possible in putting
the roads and trails in condition for traveling. ■
The trail across the. slide on the Lillooet-Lytton wagon road .^widening out
and horses can ,be taken across next
week, at present .it can be crossed on
foot. With this avenue open it will save
considerable time and inconvenience
going up over tbe old trail.
Work on the dredger will commence
ehortly and will continue as long as possible. With the new door for the dipper
good returns should be msde, as from
tbe results of the last working} with a
defective door, fairly good returns were
received trofa the-gravel put through;
Arthur F Noel left Tuesday morning
for the Bend'Or mines with the machinery for the mill which has deen delayed
on tbe road to Lillooet. The machinery
taken in is the cause of the delay in
starting the mill and after its arrival on
the ground about a days work will put it
in place. Reports from the property are
very good. Mr. Noel also sent to the
mine about a ton of provisions.
■■     Mc-illivray Creek.
Word received from the coast last
mail states that the chances are good for
the Brett deal to go through. The parties
who are likely to take up the' property
are busily engaged in Kootenay and in
tbe course of the following week something definite should be heard. Several
parties are after this property and should
the present one fail to come to lime
other parties Will take hold of it. The
engineers report, so far as we are able to
learn is favorable and only awaits the re-
return of the principals.
Parties are at present on McGillivray
creek doing their assessment work and
are showing up their claims in good
shape. The last few weeks quite a number of claims have been staked which
have fair promise. So far all the claim,
on the McGillivray belt show good ledges
and if they contain the values, this creek
will undoubtedly have a good camp.
R. A. W. Gumming have added to their
flour mill a plant for the manufacture of
Graham flour and can now supply that
article to customers iu ten pound bags.
W. Cumming of Lillooet will always
have a supply on hand and the Lillooet
people who wish to have it Will call
there. "_
Ex-speaker Higgins has put himself on
record aa saying that the Semlin Government, aa now constituted, has no office
af its disposal which he would accept
under any circumstances.
About Eleven Hundred  Dollar* In One Weeks
Run With the Arrastra.
Word was brought to town this week
from the Lorne claims on Cadwallader,
that the cleanup from the arrastra for
one weeks run amounted to $1,100.
Work is still going on and tbe rich
quartz and material being put through
will make another good cleanup at the
end of the week. If the cleanups continue, which they undoubtedly will, as
good as the last few weeks, the returns
for the seauon will reach a good figure,
and satisfy tbe owners.
W hen the bond on the Lorne was dropped last spring, it was quite a discouragement, but the owners have got in and
with the crude method of an arrastra
have ground the free milling rock, and
from about six weeks actual work, averaging a ton a have day secured over
$2,600. t_ j ■■     '       :     ,     '/,  . .,.,',..,.,
The C. P. R. traffic receipts for tne
week ending July 31, were $725,000. For
the same week last year tbey were$60i_-
000. . .'
Lieutenant-Govern _ Mclnnes has returned from his visit to Atlin and i«
confident of the future of that district as
a gold producert
Thomas Bain, M.P.P. for South Went-
worth, has been elosen speaker of the
House of Commons in the place of Sir.
Jas. Edgar, deceased
Jefferies the champion heavy weight
is at present in England. He is
scheduled to meet Charlie Mitchell in a
ten round go sometime between August
25th and 30th.
A requisition is being circulated in
New Westminster asking for the attorney-general, hip for Alex. Henderson.
The petitioners pledge themselves to
support him.
So far the run of sockey salmon in
the Fraser has been very disappointing
and the fishermen have about resigned
themselves to another very b.id year, but
it means that the wily salmon have not
been absenting themselves but have
eluded the fishermen's nets and gotten
into the upper reaches of the river.
One hundred and thirty miners at the
Van Anda mine, Texada Island, near
Vancouver, are on strike, the management reduced their pay from $3.50 to $3
for eight hours work on August first.
Manager Treat savs there is enough ore
on the dump to keep thesmelter going
for three and a half mont hs at least. He
decided the men were not worth the full
$3.50 and so cut tbe wages.
The ratepayers at Victoria last week
adopted the bylaw authorizing a flhy-
years lease of the James Bay mudflats
to en English syndicate organized by
Henry Croft of Victoria. Tbe syndicate
proposes to convert the flats into pleasure
grounds and an Atlantic park, and, in
return for the lease, will place a beautiful
bridge across James Bay.. On one aide of
the bridge, which will be 200 yards
long, they will erect kiosks for mercantile
purposes, and these will be the main
source of revenue. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1899,
Publish** every Friday.
■irBSCRUTION 12.00
-_yabl. in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER, Imtor and Proprietor.
The political situation is rather
dubious as yet. Helmcken of Victoria
has been offered the portfolio of the at-
torney-general and would like to have
it but on entreaties from his friends has
refused. Henderson from New Westminster has also been offered it and
accep.ed, and later information says he
declined, as to come Lefore his constituent, again would mean defeat for
him. Premier Semlin has been at
Westminster the past week consulting
with party leaders, and says that
Henderson has not been offered the attorney-generals portfolio. It is suggested that he may bs got out the way with
a county court judgeship waiting to be
filled; and a seat thus provided for Aulay
Morrison as attorney-general. In the
mean time Higgins is widely advettieing
his defection, another interview appear
Friday he Plates that the offer to Henderson was made without the knowledge
or consent of tbe party and manifested
tbe intention of Cotton and Semlin to
throw overboard their friends and .ell
the government to the opposition.
"In making the offer," he says,
"Meeers. Semlin and Cotton have shown
• disposition to hold on to office at all
hazards and at the sacrifice of their personal and political friends and the
principals which they had advocated for
years. The effect on the government,"
tbe ex-speaker predicts, "will be ruin,
sudden and complete ; if not today or tomorrow, as soon as the house shall havr
With Martin and Higgins in opposition and Prentice unable lo take >>is s*at
as the enabling net applied only to one
session, the parties now stand 18 to 18
with the speaker holding the balance ol
Several years ago a public subscription
waa taken up in Lillooet for the purchase
of an organ for the use of the school
children. The organ was secured, the
cost heinir something in the neighborhood of $30. The organ has been u*-ed
for march purpose, entertainments,
dances and any thing that was going on.
Of late the organ has been in the Methodist church most of the time, although
tbe trustees passed a resolution, so they
say, that the organ was to remain in th.
school house and not to be used for any
outside purposes.
In small places it is quite a common
occurence for things of this kind to be
purchased by public subscriptions and
nine times out of ten usually create a
row and in tnis case the question is
brought up, "Who ownB the organ?"
Last Saturday evening the Lillooet baseball team were entertaining a visiting
team from Ashcroft on behalf of the
town and on trying to secure the organ
for the entertainment were refused although willing to guarantee any
damage done to the organ. Tiie refusal
of the organ for an affair of this kind or
any.public gathering is a very small,
mean thing on the part of the trustees,
and no doubt the visitors were much
impressed with the modern trustee, who
also acts as representative in the local
house for this district for kicking, on its
ose the other evening. Too many up-to-
date people are gathering in this district.
The Nelson Tribune is opposed to Mr.
Semlin going outside of bis party for
cabinet timber. He should stand or fall
with his party. If Mr. Henderson of
New Westminster is good enou.h to vote
wilh the party, he is good enough to be
taken into the cabinet as attorney-
general. The party sh.uld either
manage the affairs of the province, or
step down and out and allow the
opposition to step in.
\ General Gallifet, the French Minister
of war, is not only taking the Surprising
view (in Paris) that Dreyfus thus, have
"fair play now, but is jailing Or disgracing any army  offi ers who  fdment the
'•arfti-Dreyfus howl. Gallifet,' remarks
an exchange, must be a good dekl of a
An English murderess has been hanged in spite of strenuous efforts to obtain
her a reprieve. The lady seems to have
gained great sympathy, her only crime
was that she sent poisoned cak* to her
sister, whose life she had insured for her
own benefit. Such a thrifty use of relatives seems to have caught the popular
fancy, and, had she been freed, she
prabab y would not have lack marriage
opportunities. But English justice refused to be swayed by Mie merciful heart
of the public, and the lady was prevented from enjoying the fruits of her
Soo Pacific Line
The Government's Policy.
The New West minster Columbian in a
recent issue says:
With r.gard to two measures, passed
at the last session of the Legislature
—viz., the alien exclusion measure and
the eight-hour law—The Columbian has
before pointed out that they were,
neither of them, a part of the government policy on which the last Opp> si-
(ion Micces.fully ap;-eahd to the electorate, but were more in the nature of
tentative measures, suggested by subsequently arising conditions, and, as such,
would have to be weighed in the scale'
of experience before their desirability
could fairly be pronounced upon..
With regard to the alien exclusion
law, which the Legislature was practically unanimous in insisting on. The
Columbian from the first, has disapproved of its general principle, while
admitting that it might, in certain respects and circumstances be shown to
he beneficial to the country. The eight-
hour law for metalliferous mines, on the
other hand, we have considered as
riuhtin principle, hut, at this distance,
from th« scene of its principal operation", have not felt warranted in dogmatically maintaining that the practical
conditions were much, in the mining
districts in tbe province, as to make its
enforcement „ benefit to the countiy as
a whole. Owing to the somewhat conflicting reports of the Interior press on
this point, on which we have been
forced to 'chiefly depend, we have, in
fact, felt at some loss in properly
appriasing the situation, while in
sympathy with the general object of the
In view of the admittedly tentative nature of these measures; we should deem
it to be wisdom and good policy on
the part of the Government to leave no
means unimproved for thoroughly posting themselves, during the present recess, as tabbe practical working of both
laws, and their effect upon the industries
and; interests immediately affected, as
Well as upoh the Province as a «hole, so
as to he in a position to* direct the Legislature, at: its" next session, as to the advisability of confirming, modifying, or
revoking the legislation in question.
A ndw/n^jtipi^be^n^ftntnd; for rasp-
berries,   jl »#,$ ^h^ nP logfWOod^, "iipr
mallow," nor, tyeeticiot,,, fnor, iffy'; j6i.be|
vegetable^ /<•$ 'int_\in_if», so/1 pe*%t, j,*
crimson and so delicate a pink as. the
juice of the^ raspberry;. „ Speculators have
bought up the entire crop of one.- district
in England, at $335 per ton, for (inversion into dyeing material. • This should
"afford another opportunity for Canadian
fiu'u-growers. •, -•.« -y
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, elr.
also copies Of Canadian Pacific Ry., publica
tions apply to any agent (', P. U., 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. ;
Geixeral Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron.
and Tinware.
Mi ers Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Russet Wire Fencing.. :   ..'■       >
6'£ b;c> tTD.
Qui- specialties:
_B_:-A._xd:__QQ_?S: 33 G.
_&::___[._: S-E&e^t.
Office Store.
Book, Statidjrig^ Soaps, . , ,
•(Fancy Gpci_"S,:'Tobacco, etc
candies; IbiIits, nut?
, _ ,.Pf4iLLO0B=TV;:!B- c
W. F. Allen  Proprietor.
First Class Hotel in every respect.     Accommodation
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished,      ommercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
*   *• *
Headquarters tor tl.e B.
e B.
C- Ex.pt.B_ Stugea
Hotel Victoria
IiIl___00__!T, 33. C •_
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished througho.it |is the only first <J
class hotel in LiKooet.   Persons calling at Lillooet w ill receive every attention by |
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with the hotel. Headquarters lor tl.e Lillooet-Lytton stage.-
0   9    0    0   0    0     CHARGES    MODERATE     O   O   O   O   O   O.
20- :f:r.__s:e-:_&!' j?_so3?.'-
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
As soon as the Lillooet-Lytton road is completed we will run a through stage J
from Lytton to Lillooet. At present we have rigs at both ends of the road which]
will take you as far as possible, and we supply saddle horses for the rest of tht.1
trip.   By starting from Lytton over twenty miles is saved when going to Lillooet.'
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and lillooet, B "C.1
Flour lilHHing Produce aijd
General Merchandise.!
-P-A.VHjI03ST,-B. o.     . ...
.-<,. $' ,VlJFHJur.an9;j0tfat8old at mill and delivered at. reasonabje rates.,...;.:    1
Post Office axjd Telegraph Offifae in connection. .Freight teams plying oftoe a
' "■ week between Lillooet and Ashcroft, ,„,. . ?.*   ■
• W/OUMMING,. _^tent;l411iiio^i''B;::<b.._",.;!;. 'r; „'"'.-'],..!-. "„.r-i..,V v;.r-": »■ •".  .'•'   --'•,■ ■
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Oo_ltg_ yoiif gdodB to pur ifdw,;    W.^set.^ ra_w_y oh*r_e» Mid ftitiirix§ io*]
destination without delay*   Gorrespondenee solicited^'.   . W.v B. BAlhliJ'X' ^ Oo 1
B. C. Natural Products.
The Cariboo soda lakes are receiving
attention from the Eastern mining press.
These dried up lakes, whose former
alkali waters have left a thick soda
deposit behind, are known to be valuable
and several local companies have
acquired rights to handle this comparatively newly discovered addition to
British Columbia's mineral weath, Mr.
J. B. MacLaren of Vancouver being one
o: the most actively interested in the
deposits. The soda or alkali deposit is
cut out in blocks on the same principal
by which ice is removed, and is manufactured for household purpoes. On
coming in contact with air and solid
blocks of soda disintegrate and turn in a
soft meally powder, which forms a'strong
natural soap powder and will remove
grease and dirt quicker tnan soap.
Referring to these deposits, an Eastern
mining paper says:
A natural soap mine and a paint mine
are two of the largest mineral discoveries
in British Columbia. Several .oda lakes
have been found in the foothills near
Clinton B. 0. Their bottoms and shores
are encrusted with a natural washing
compound, containing borax and soda.
No two analysis gives 26 per cent, borax,
while a Montreal chemist from the same
sample, gives 16 per cent, borax. Tests
prove the substance to be equal to the
washing powders in common use for
cleaning purposes.
Alter many tests a syndicate of British Columbia men has been foruied to
put the product on the market. One oi
th. members was recently in New York
lor that purpose. About 375 tons of the
compound have been cut and taken out
of one lake. It is handled precisely a.
ice is handled. The blocks are more
than nine inches in thickness, are sawed
in blocks 15x18 inches and weigh 50
pounds each. It is estimated that litis
lake alone contains 20,000 tons, proving
that the industry, is successful will
reach large proportions.
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Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated. Culir.ar
department unsurpassed. The Bar is stocked with choice liquors and cigars and
wiil be in charge of experienced men.   Every convenience for commercial men.
FRED H. NELSON, - - - Proprietor.
^SIIC-a-OlFT, 33. O.
Tweeds, Trouserings, Serges, Winter Goods, etc
Call and inspect our stock,
ng and cleaning a specialty.
Good workmanship and moderate charges.   Repair
Orders by mail or express punctually attended to.
MINER8' SUPPL1LS a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
Ingersoll*» View of Death.
"What do you think of death?"
The question was put to Col. Ingereoll
by an old friend at Dodd's Ferry on a
recent afternoon.
'What do 1 think of death,'' he
echoed, "Why my first thought is like
yours no doubt like every man who has
looked into an open grave, where he has
just put a beloved son or daughter, or
friend.   I would like to abolish it.
"But my second thought about death
is different. It' you and I should abolish
it, would we not lose more than we
should gain? I imagine us all living on
and on and never d\ing, never having
to say the last farewell, never knowing
the pain of parting. I f< ar we would become two satisfied with ourselves; too
seltieh. With nothing before us but
the ptospect ot happiness and pleasure
to which the years would bring neither
interruption nor end, we should surely
lose,the stomge.t stimulant to our higher affection*.
"Death is not all evil.    It sweeps the
finest chords of that  wonderful   harp
which we call the human soul as  nothing else could do.    Tnere are two great
master*musicians that play   upon  our
hearts—love and death.     And I look at
,    duath-as a greater of the two.    It'there
were no death in the world there would
-le no love.
."Death is the sternest, coldest most
'   pitileBS fact in human  experience.    It
'  i. the great, hard rock of universal pain
arid sorrow.    But around  it,   growing
out of -it, and as it seems depending upon
it for,their existence, all the tende eu
.sweetest,  and   grandest   emotions of
•v.tich our hearts are capable spring into
^bting." i _ , . •    •
, \,i'i       - '"     Chines* l« Mince. ,
A cablegram has been received from
London to the effect that the appeal in
the case of Brrden ye. the Uniou Colliery
A Good Business
A first-class salesman wanted to represent us in Lillooet, B.C. and vicinity for
ihe sale of hardy fruit trees, ornamental
trees and shrubs.
Over 600 acrts under cultivation. We
_row varieties of stock especially adapted to British C-dumbia, all stock accompanied by Government certificate of inspection, and guaranteed tree from blemish of any kind. .Write for terms to the
N.B —We have other territories not
covered, applications solicited.
Company has been pranted.    Until the
particulars of the judgement are mad.
known comment on .his decision will be
somewhat difficult.
But taking the bare statement contained in the cablegram that decision it-
a heavy blow to the inleieat of labor iu
this province. Like so many other
British Columbia question-, this is one
upon which the Privy Council could not
have tha fullnes of knowledge which is
necessary to understand tioioughly
what it means to the while working-
man to have ignorant, incapable and
reckless Chinese working in the mints
a iib him.
Experience led to the placing of that
prohibition in tbe Coal mines Regulation
Act, and it is to bad that the privy
Council, who cannot possible be as fully
aware of the fact as the legislators were
who placed that clause in the act, should
remove a necessary safeguard and expose
ihe lives of our white workingmen to a
terrible danger. Claus. four of the act
'No boy under the age of twelve years,
and no wpman or girl of any age, and no
Chinamen, shall be employed in or
allowed to be for the purpose of employment in any mine to which this act
applies below ground."-
The newspaper that deliberately, advocates allowing Chinamen lo work underground in coal mines is foe to the white
workingman, and it to be held partly responsible for any evil results that may
follow the strange deuis on of the Privy
Council. We shall await with considerable interest the arrival of the full text
of the decision.—Victoria Times.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B. C.
First-class in every respect,
Choice Wines,  Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room  free.
Anthony & Robson,
(SiiecesE3rs lo A. 8tcv.ii.on.
Business established 180..
General ilerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
It is said that a womam, if she really
loves a man, has no thought of any
otherfone.at a time is all suffi.iei t
But a man may love one woman with
the warmth of a simoon and at the san e
time feel like a good healthy couth wind
toward a dozen others.
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHA8. McGILLIVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers. Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.    Stable in connection.
 TH-Hi - -
_           i
and Contractors
Sole agents:
M.Beatty k sons Dredging MaCliff
i not si If-- _»■?.  '#_{
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
01   Mainland
j And be sure that each Cigar Is branded, othcr-
i wise they arc not genuine.
They are not only made of the Choicest To-
j bacco but. are of home manufacture, and
; should be patronized by all good citizens.
1123 Water Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
..«<" • '4
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
Properties' Bonded!
Vancouver ,.-.■■       B. C'
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, *shcroft
Manufacturing Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying
Glasses, Compasses and Aneroids.
AH orders by mail and express promptly attended to. All work warranted or
money refunded. If your eyesight is defective call and have yonr eyes tested free
in the most scientific way. Spectacles and eyeglasses sent on approval to responsible parties. Tell distance you ran read the smallest newspaper print and
age.   We will guarantee satisfaction.   Repairing department a specialty..
Leland House
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.       VANCOUVER   B. i)
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Wm. Cameron, came up from Lytton
the first of the week on a short viuit.
Mr. A. Richey who has been at the
coast for several weeks returned to town
Monday via Lytton.
W. Burwash who was employed on
the Bend'Or mill during its construction
left Tuesday morning via Lytton for tbe
Denis Murphy, the barrister from
Ashcroft spent a couple days in town
last week.	
W. Gamble started for the Bend'Or
mine Tuesday where he wll be employed
in tke mine.
Rev. J. E. Gardner will hold service at
Cayoosh creek on Sunday morning at 11
o'clock at Jensen's.
Mrs D. Sutherland will probably leave
the end of this week for New Westminster where Mr. Southerland is at
Rev. J. E. Gardner and Mrs. Gardner
arrived from Clinton last Friday evening and have taken up their residence
in the parsonage near the Methodist
W. Skillings, and J. Smith teamsters
from tbe Cariboo road were up Cayoosh
the first of the week looking the wagon
road over and interviewing Col. Rives
in reference to moving his machinery.
Dan Hurley and J. R. Williams left
Wedndsday morning for the Lome group
on Cadwallader. Mr. Hurley expects to
make a short visit and Mr. Williams to
remain several wfeks.
Miss Hutchinson, of New Westminster
who has been visiting Mrs. Robert
Cummins at Pavilion mills, arrived in
town Monday afternoon remaining a
few days at the guest of Mrs. Wm, Cumming.
R. B. Skinner of Vancouver, left last
Friday for Atlin where he goes to look
after interests owned there by himself
and other parties He expects to be
abs»nt about four weeks and will then
probably come to Lillooet.
A couple of "boy." were up before the
magistrate this week and donated the
co«ts of the court to the treasury. One
fellow hit the ether fellow and 'he other
fellow hit the other fellow Charges
were laid by both parties and were dismissed withcopts.
Miss Matilda M trenail while picking
berries on Wednesday came in contact
with a yellow jackets nest and the in-
habitants stung her about the head and
arms in a dreadful manner. The result of tbe stings put her in a comatose
state and the young lady had to be
carried to her home a short distance.
Fred. H. Nelson, proprietor of the
Cargile House and J. Wyness, of the
Ashcroft hotel arrived in town Friday
evening from Ashcroft to encourage the
boys in the baseball match. Mr. Nelson
had the misfortune to loose his well-
known trotter Walter E. the horse
dying shortly after his arrival in town.
The horse was not over driven coming to
town and Freds many friends will regret
to hear of bis loss of such a valuable
W. G. Manson left Thursday morn-
int. for Ashcroft where he will meet Dr.
Grabame from San Francisco, Cal. and
Mr. Minus from Philadelphia, Penn, and
will return to Lillooet about the first of
the week. "Jimmy'! Rowbottom will go
as far as The Grange, to gather the pack
horses and necessaries and the party
wil then proceed to tbe North Fork of
Bridge River, where Dr. Grabame and
Mr. Minus will go on a hunting
expedition under the guidance of Mr.
Manson for several weeks. After the return from the North Fork the party will
go to to Cariboo and spend ano.her six
weeks or so hunting in that section.
Rev. J. S. A. Bastien left Lytton last
week for his home in England expecting
to be absent about three months.
Dr. Sanson and bis brother "Jim'1
left town last Sunday merning for Clinton alter a sojourn of several days.
E. O. Delong left the first of the week
for Sucker creek, to look after his interest
at that place. He will be absent
about a week.
John Bull, the chief at The Portage
called on The Prospector la.t week and
paid his compliments to the staff. John
was much pleased with things in general.
Mr. W. Patrick and Miss J. Dougherty
of Clinton drove over from Clinton la«t
Fridsy and remained in town visiting
and watching the baseball match.
Judge Cornwall held county court last
Monday.    Nearly all  the  cases  were
settled out of court before "it convened.
His honor left for his home at Ashcrof
Monday morning.
Mineral Exhibit at Paris.
The provincial government is desirous
'ifse.urimt a representative collection
.. the products of British Columbia
both agricultural and mineral for the
Paris Exhibition of 1900.
To that end it is requested that fine
(•peciiuens of the mines, ore and minerals
of this district should be send to
the Provincial Mineralogist who will
take charge of them. We hope that this
important matter wfll not be lost sight
of by the miners, prospectors and
owners of claims in thisdistrict. Such an
advertisement is unequalled and it a
good collection of _pe<'imens from
Oayoosh creek, Bridge River, Cadwallader creek, North Fork of Bridge
Kiver and Blaekwater are sent the Lillooet district should take a high plate
in the Paris World's Fair.
We shall have much pleasure in taking charge <>f specimens and forwarding
them to the Provincial Mineralogist.
Prom th* Sporting Editor.
Extracts from diary of a fisherman
"Bottom fishing is the prose, fly fishing the poetry of angling" says Mc-
Poetry or not I find wading in Cayoosh
creek slippery and sloppy work. Slide
into holes and trip over snags. Branches
too, are bothersome. Pretty to talk
about "whipping tbe stream," but my
line and hook prefer to whip the willows
and alders rather than the water. And
I catch willows, alders, weed, lots of
wood, small slimy stones, snags, everything but trout.
At last I make a wild cast just above
Marshalla dam, tbe line quite, irrespective of my wishes whirling nigh over
a clump of alder. What "comes back"
to me is a ladies hat—and a scream. A
pair of sweethearts spooning behind the
alder clump quite'unsuspected by ine!
Alarm Of Amanda, rage of Amandus—
more dams! Stepping forward hastily
to apologise. I trip over a sunk
branch and flop bodily into a pool-
Tableau, tangle, trip, impromptu "tub"
If this is " poetry " give me " dry "
A despatch from Ottawa to the Victoria
Colonist. In connection with Sir
Charles Tnpper's announcemeut that Sir
Hibbert Tupper will retire from tbe
representation of Pictou, it is said that
he will likely contest Burrard against
Mr. Maxwell.
At a recent party in Shepherd's Bush
a young lady began a song: "Tbe autumn days have come, ten thousand
leaves are falling." She began two high.
"Ten thou—ousand—" she screamed,
and then 'stopped. "Start her at five
thousand 1" cried an auctioneer who
was present.—"Tit-Bits."
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1895.
This curious advertisements appeared
the other day, in a London paper:
—"W anted — A respectable gentleman,
widower preferred, to marry the housekeeper of an aged gentleman, who has
been an invalid for years, and who respects her as a good and true servant,
whom he will like to see in the happy
state of matrimony before he dies. She
has had three husbands but is ready lor
the fourth."
The average duration of human life
is about thirty-three years. One fourth
of the inhabitants die before they reach
their seventh year, one half before their
seventeenth year. Of every 1,000 perrons only one reaches the aa* of 100
years; of everv 100, only six reach the
age of sixty five, and not more than one
in 500 lives to see the eightieth year.
There are about 1,500.000,000 inhabitants on the globe. Of these 50.000 000
die every year, 1S7.736 per dav, 5.59"> p-r
hour, about ninety per minute or three
every two seconds.
American Cta'ms.
Ex-Congressman Jas. Hamilton Lewis
has left Seattle for Washington to prevent to the state department claim? of
American miners against the Canadian
government for damages unstained
through the enactment of a law by tbe
Provinciallegi-latn-eof tt'Hisl'Colum' ia
debarring aliens from locating placer
claims in the Atlin Mining district. It
it> expected that the proposed claim will
he made a subject of arbitration hefore
tie j iut liii.li corntn\#?io". Mr L»'«vis
represented about one thousand miners,
whose claims aggregate $3,000,000.
We learn that a second edition of the
Cannibal King was in town the first of the
week but on further enquiry he had
taken'the Lytton road for the big slide
where he will experiment on Buttons.
Llllnott, B. C
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining   Broker,
Report, on Mining Properties.
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 tons
well as it you nam* personally.
Wholesale   and     Retail   of   Ll|[h
and Heavy Harness.
Saddles, Vehicles, Saddlery Hardware, and
Harness Leather.
Quotations by mail forwarded on application.
412 HASTINGS ST., Vancouver, B.C.
Mclennan, mcfeeley & Co., u_
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies.
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies
Agents (or The Giant Powder Co., Ban Francisco.
aul Santini
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
O.B_lSr_E]_RAl__i     l&ttttGJZJ-lXT
Miners Supplies/
__i____oo___T, __. a.
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.
-_3__._sri_: o_r-
THE ASHCROFT BRANCH is the most convenient Bank for Lillooet and alt,
places in the Cariboo district. Money received on deposit. Drafts issued and collections made
in any part of Canada, Great Britain and the United States.
Gold _>u_t and Amolnam Purchased
Brick Block, next to Bank of B. N. A., Ashcroft, B. C.
A large and well assorted stock of New
Goods.    Prices reasonable.
Special attention to orders by mail.   Let us know what it wanted or what ia
the trouble, and medicines, etc., will be promptly forwarded.
flSTDr. Clarke's office at the store.


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